Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/1/2022

Energy bills in the UK are expected to double this year in comparison to 2021. In possibly unrelated news, the renowned climate scientist Greta Thunberg called for the overthrow of the entire capitalist system.

In other news, immigrants committed 70% of all violent robberies in Paris during the first half of 2022.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Australia’s Seventh Consecutive Rate Rise Hits Home
» Dutch Finance Minister Proposes Increased Financial Surveillance
» Japan and Turkey Are Testing Digital Currencies Combined With Digital ID
» Official Horror Inflation Stats From Germany
» Rate Rise That Stops a Nation: Australians Cop a Record Seventh Interest Hike Just Half an Hour Before the Melbourne Cup — and There’s More to Come With Inflation Forecast to Hit Eight Per Cent
 
USA
» 8-Year-Old Girl Dies After Road Rage Shooting, Police Say
» At Least 13 Wounded, Injured in Chicago in Halloween Night Drive-by Shooting
» Biden Fakes a Southern Accent While Talking Health Care
» Breaking: Obama Heckled in Detroit: ‘Stop Provoking Nuclear War With Russia’
» Breaking: Elon Musk Pitches $8 Per Month Blue Checkmark Plan for Twitter
» Breaking: Alleged Pelosi Attacker David Depape Pleads Not Guilty
» Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, Mark Finchem, Credits Elon Musk Intervention With Reinstating of Twitter Account
» Elon Musk Sparks Media Freakout by Limiting Employee Access to Twitter Censorship Tools
» Erie Boy, 16, Charged With Aggravated Assault in Fatal Shotgun Shooting of Girlfriend, 14
» Establishment Media Begrudgingly Admit Trump’s Truth Social is Growing
» Every Day is Halloween Now
» Facebook Portal for DHS Content Removal Remains Live
» High School Cheerleader Dies of Blood Clot
» In Liberal Atlantic Mag, Brown Prof Calls for ‘Pandemic Amnesty’ For Those Who Got it Wrong
» Kanye: My Lawyer Told Me I’ll Lose Custody of My Kids if I Keep Up the ‘Anti-Semitic Rhetoric’
» KKK Costume Sparks Stabbing at Halloween Party, GCSO
» Left-Wing Groups Call on Advertisers to Boycott Twitter Unless Elon Musk Commits to Censorship
» Missing ABC Producer Spotted for First Time in Months After FBI Raid
» NEA Social Justice Trainer Admits Critical Race Theory in K-12 Despite Claims by Union Boss Becky Pringle
» New York GOP Gov. Candidate Lee Zeldin Says Arrest Made in Shooting Outside His Long Island Home
» Oops, Sorry!
» Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bars Counting Incorrectly Dated Absentee Ballots
» Supreme Court Grants a Stay, Temporarily Blocks Release of Trump Tax Records to House Democrats
» Two Cops Shot by Man With Long Gun in Newark; No One in Custody
» Virginia Mother Blasts Anti-Second Amendment Writing Sample 5th Grade Students Were Assigned to Analyze
 
Canada
» Head of RCMP Union Says Liberal Gun Ban Fails to Address Crime
» Recap Day 14 of Emergencies Act Hearings
» Taxpayers Billed $411m on Travel Mandate COVID-19 Testing
» Victory: Pastor Tim Stephens Was Acquitted Today on Charges of Breach of Public Health Orders
 
Europe and the EU
» Banning Petrol Cars in the EU is a ‘Gift to China’ — Matteo Salvini
» Czechia Saw Biggest Electricity Price Increase in Entire EU
» ‘Ecoterrorism’: 61 French Gendarmes Injured After Clashes With Violent Eco-Left Extremists
» French Prisons at Record Capacity as Over 72,000 Behind Bars
» Greta Thunberg Calls for “Overthrow of Whole Capitalist System”
» Munich: 13 Scientists Held in Prison After Nonviolent Climate Protest in Germany
» Rumble Says it Won’t Move Its Policy Goalposts to Appease France’s Censorship Demands
» UK Energy Bills to Double This Winter Compared to 2021
» UK: Fall From Grace: Former Lockdown King Suspended for Doing Eat the Bug Reality TV
» UK: Just Stop Oil: Environmental Activists Try to Break Into Downing Street in Grand Finale
» UK: Khan’s London: Police Arrest Suspect After Man Shoved Onto Underground Tracks
» UK: Manchester Mayor Calls for Jail Time for Those That Spread “Offensive Lies and Conspiracies”
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Netanyahu Makes a Comeback as Allies Appear to Have Won a Majority
 
Middle East
» Iran’s Security Forces Threaten to Behead Protesters
 
Russia
» Pentagon: United States Military Personnel Operating in Ukraine to Track Weaponry
 
Australia — Pacific
» 1000 Litres of ‘Oily Sludge’ Dumped on Flemington Before 2022 Melbourne Cup
» Peta Credlin Blows Up at Anthony Albanese Saying He Should ‘Have the Guts’ To Defend Decision to Bring Home ISIS Brides —
 
Latin America
» Brazil’s Bolsonaro Breaks Silence, Ignores Lula: ‘Our Dreams Are More Alive Than Ever’
» Pro-Bolsonaro Truckers Paralyze Brazil With Hundreds of Blockades Nationwide
 
Immigration
» Asylum Seeker Murder Suspect Who Came to UK Claiming to be a Minor Was Actually an Adult
» Austria’s Anti-Immigration, Anti-Sanctions Freedom Party Now Tied for 1st Place in Polls
» Canada: Liberals Unveil Plan for 500,000 Immigrants Per Year
» ‘Don’t Scupper the Migrant Dinghies’: French Police Are Ordered Not to Halt Boats Bound for UK Amid Fears of Legal Action for Endangering Human Life if They Puncture an Inflatable
» France: Foreigners Committed 70% of All Violent Robberies in Paris During First Half of 2022
» Massachusetts Towns Blindsided by Migrant Relocations Without Notice From State
» More and More German Students Are Illiterate as Mass Immigration Rises, Schools ‘Overwhelmed’
» UK: Open Borders Elites Freak Out as Home Secretary Echoes Farage, Declares Migrant Crisis an ‘Invasion’
 
Culture Wars
» Prominent New York Trans Activist Arrested, Charged With Soliciting Sex From Minor
» Women’s Rights Under Threat in Scotland Over Radical ‘Trans’ Bill
 

Australia’s Seventh Consecutive Rate Rise Hits Home

The Albanese government had “waved the white flag” on interest rates as seven consecutive rate rises put families under pressure, Shadow Treasurer Angus Taylor said this week.

The Reserve Bank lifted interest rates to 2.85 per cent on Tuesday, the seventh rise in a row after rates had been at historic lows of 0.10 per cent.

Taylor said the government had no “clear and consistent” plan to deal with rising interest rates.

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

Dutch Finance Minister Proposes Increased Financial Surveillance

Dutch minister of finance Sigrid Kaag is pushing for the introduction of a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in the Netherlands and the passing of a law requiring banks to monitor all transactions above 100 euro, GB News reported.

The European Central Bank is also pushing for a digital euro. But critics warn that CBDCs can be used to track and monitor citizens, potentially violating some civil liberties.

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

Japan and Turkey Are Testing Digital Currencies Combined With Digital ID

The Japan Credit Bureau, in collaboration with fintech company Soft Space and payment card provider Idemia, launched a pilot program to test CBDC acceptance.

The companies said they want to complete the development of JCBDC (JCB Digital Currency) by the end of the year and conduct pilot tests with merchants in Tokyo up to March 2023.

Idemia will provide offline payment options for digital currencies for people without smartphones, including biometric payment cards.

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

Official Horror Inflation Stats From Germany

Accordingly, producer prices rose by a whopping 45,8 percent year-on-year. “Thus, August and September saw the highest increases in producer prices compared to the same month last year since the survey began in 1949,” it stated.

Energy prices are still the strongest driver of inflation. In September, energy prices were 132,2 percent higher than in the same month last year. In addition, partly as a result of the enormous price increases for energy, the prices for intermediate goods, capital goods and durable and non-durable goods were also significantly higher than in the previous year.

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

Rate Rise That Stops a Nation: Australians Cop a Record Seventh Interest Hike Just Half an Hour Before the Melbourne Cup — and There’s More to Come With Inflation Forecast to Hit Eight Per Cent

The Reserve Bank of Australia announced the latest 0.25 percentage point increase just half an hour before the Melbourne Cup with the Big Four banks all betting on a November 1 rise.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

8-Year-Old Girl Dies After Road Rage Shooting, Police Say

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5/Gray News) — An 8-year-old who was fighting for her life after being shot in a violent road rage incident last week has died, Arizona’s Family reported.

The deadly incident began as a road-rage incident involving the drivers of a Jeep Wrangler and a black car, Sgt. Brian Bower with Phoenix police said on Thursday.

Phoenix police and firefighters responded to the area of 16th Street and Greenway Parkway around 11 a.m. on Thursday.

The 48-year-old Jeep driver followed the car with three people inside, including the child, police said.

Both drivers ended up stopping at the intersection, and both men got out and began fighting in the intersection. During the fight, the 28-year-old second driver stabbed the other man before jumping back into his car, authorities said.

Police said the car driver began to drive away, but the Jeep driver pulled out a gun and began shooting. The 8-year-old girl sitting in the backseat was hit.

The two men were also hospitalized after the shooting.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

At Least 13 Wounded, Injured in Chicago in Halloween Night Drive-by Shooting

At least 13 people, including three children, were either wounded or injured Monday night in a drive-by shooting in Chicago’s West Side, according to multiple news reports.

The Chicago Police Department said the ages of the three injured children are 3, 11 and 13. The remaining victims are adults, Fox News reported. A person was also hit by a car, police said, without providing any further information about that victim.

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

Biden Fakes a Southern Accent While Talking Health Care

President Joe Biden appeared to fake a Southern accent during a public event while discussing healthcare issues.

“As they say in Southern, ‘doesn’t know where y’all been. Got damn, boy,’“ Biden exclaimed, affecting the dialect of the Deep South. The president prefaced the monologue with a reference to a “Senator from Florida” going after federal healthcare programs.

Biden hails from Delaware, nominally a Southern state as it is situated mostly south of the Mason-Dixon line, though it has few links to the South beyond geography.

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

Breaking: Obama Heckled in Detroit: ‘Stop Provoking Nuclear War With Russia’

During former President Barack Obama’s speech campaigning for Democrat Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, who is facing re-election against Tudor Dixon, multiple hecklers demanding that he “stop providing nuclear war with Russia” derailed his speech.

As Obama was talking about stopping “dangerous” rhetoric ahead of the election, one man shouted “Mr. President! There’s more people that are going to get hurt if we go into nuclear war!”

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

Breaking: Elon Musk Pitches $8 Per Month Blue Checkmark Plan for Twitter

Twitter owner Elon Musk provided more information on Twitter’s revamped “verification” system.

Previously, Musk said the new verification system would cost $20 a month for users to recieve a blue checkmark via Twitter Blue, which currently costs $5 monthly.

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

Breaking: Alleged Pelosi Attacker David Depape Pleads Not Guilty

On Tuesday, David DePape, the man accused of breaking into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s San Francisco home and assaulting her husband, Paul Pelosi, on October 28, pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing to a number of felony charges.

42-year-old DePape faces charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon, residential burglary, false imprisonment of an elder, elder abuse, and threats to a public official and her family, according to Fox News.

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

Candidate for Arizona Secretary of State, Mark Finchem, Credits Elon Musk Intervention With Reinstating of Twitter Account

Twitter’s new owner Elon Musk appears to have reversed the suspension of Mark Finchem, the Republican candidate for the seat of Secretary of State in Arizona. The account was reinstated within one hour after Musk said he would take a look into the matter.

After the account was suspended, Finchem sent an email to his supporters urging them to start a pressure campaign to get Musk to reinstate his account.

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

Elon Musk Sparks Media Freakout by Limiting Employee Access to Twitter Censorship Tools

Elon Musk has limited Twitter employees’ access to content moderation tools in his first week of ownership, as he promises a radical change in course on censorship. The media, predictably, is claiming that the sky is falling.

Bloomberg reports that Elon Musk’s Twitter has frozen some employees’ access to tools designed to enforce the site’s content moderation policies, curtailing the power of employees to ban accounts, remove posts, and other acts of censorship, in what the outlet says “curb[s] the staff’s ability to clamp down on misinformation ahead of a major U.S. election.”

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

Erie Boy, 16, Charged With Aggravated Assault in Fatal Shotgun Shooting of Girlfriend, 14

Authorities said boy had shotgun taken away from him before he grabbed it again and it discharged inside an apartment on Chestnut Street.

Authorities have charged a 16-year-old Erie boy as an adult in a Saturday night shooting at a Chestnut Street apartment that killed his 14-year-old girlfriend.

Erie police filed two felony counts of aggravated assault and misdemeanor charges of recklessly endangering, possessing an instrument of crime and possession of a firearm by a minor against the defendant, Riley R. Shearer, of Erie, in the fatal shooting at 1611 Chestnut St.

Authorities said the girl, whose name was not released and who was identified in Shearer’s criminal complaint by the initials A.K., was killed by a shotgun blast to the head when the weapon discharged while it was being handled in a bedroom of one of the two apartments located in the Chestnut Street duplex.

Shearer was waving the gun around when it went off, after the gun’s owner had previously taken the weapon away from him, according to the affidavit attached to Shearer’s criminal complaint. The affidavit describes Shearer as the victim’s boyfriend.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Establishment Media Begrudgingly Admit Trump’s Truth Social is Growing

Amid near constant reporting about its legal and financial woes, nascent social media platform Truth Social has continued to grow, forcing even the most hostile of media outlets to admit that it is gaining steam.

In a New York Times article, entitled “Truth Social’s Influence Grows Despite Its Business Problems,” journalists Stuart Thompson and Matthew Goldstein highlighted the bevy of digital traffic the website has continued to enjoy.

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

Every Day is Halloween Now

by Daniel Greenfield

A zombie is shambling down the street, one leg dragging, arm waving at the sky before collapsing on a discarded cardboard refrigerator box. A thin trail of blood can be seen on the back of his dirty shirt.

It’s not Halloween yet. It’s just Thursday.

But in the America of Drag Queen Story Hour, of homeless encampments, random arsons, gangs smashing their way into stores, street takeovers with blowtorches and meth addicts screaming into the night, all the monsters are real and every day of the year is Halloween.

Zombies and monsters are real. Some are dead end vagrants from skid row. Others operate at the highest levels of government.

In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman, Frankenstein’s monster reborn, shambles, looms and issues strange noises that faintly resemble human speech as he strives for the Senate. Joe Biden attends conferences and offers impromptu word salads while dressed as the naked emperor. Neither are functional human beings, but our standards are low enough that we accept any level of dysfunction as normal. Anything else would be “ableist” and we fear words more than monsters.

But it’s the ‘Halloweenization” of ordinary life that gets far too little attention…

           — Hat tip: Daniel Greenfield [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Portal for DHS Content Removal Remains Live

As news of the Department of Homeland Security’s efforts to moderate content on social media platforms spreads across social media, it has been revealed that Facebook’s portal for “onboarded partner requests pertaining to content issues on Facebook and Instagram” remains live.

A bombshell revelation from The Intercept came on Monday in regard to a lawsuit filed by Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt, which revealed through appended meeting minutes that former Microsoft executive Matt Masterson, who was formerly an official with DHS, told Jen Easterly, a DHS director, in February 2022 that “Platforms have got to get comfortable with gov’t. It’s really interesting how hesitant they remain.”

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

High School Cheerleader Dies of Blood Clot

High School cheerleader, Victoria ‘Tori’ Leanne Moody, 18, of North Little Rock, Arkansas, died midway through a life-saving surgery attempt after a blood clot traveled to her heart on October 23rd.

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

In Liberal Atlantic Mag, Brown Prof Calls for ‘Pandemic Amnesty’ For Those Who Got it Wrong

Libera-leaning news magazine The Atlantic has published an essay from a Brown University economist expressing regret over how the COVID-19 pandemic was occasionally handled but urging “a pandemic amnesty” for those who had the wrong response.

Brown Professor Emily Oster wrote in essay published Monday that she has “been reflecting on this lack of knowledge” at the start of the pandemic, when many people did not know how the virus was passed or what the best response was.

“We have to put these fights aside and declare a pandemic amnesty,” she wrote. “We can leave out the willful purveyors of actual misinformation while forgiving the hard calls that people had no choice but to make with imperfect knowledge.”

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

Kanye: My Lawyer Told Me I’ll Lose Custody of My Kids if I Keep Up the ‘Anti-Semitic Rhetoric’

Ye said Sunday night on Parler that he was told by his custody lawyer Bob Cohen that he will lose custody of his children if he keeps up his “anti-Semitic rhetoric.”

“On my last and final meeting with Bob Cohen he told me ‘if I keep up anti-Semitic rhetoric you’ll loose custody of your children,’“ Ye said.

“So let me get this straight,” he continued. “If I complain about Jewish business practices it’s considered anti Semitic So my custody lawyer was basically telling me If you complain about getting done wrong in business You will loose custody of your children And this was the guy on my side.”

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

KKK Costume Sparks Stabbing at Halloween Party, GCSO

SLOCOMB, Ala (WDHN)— One man was stabbed at a Halloween costume party in Slocomb over a racist costume, according to Geneva County Sheriff’s Office

Michael Harrison Barrett, 18, a senior at Slocomb High School was arrested and charged with first-degree assault, accused of stabbing another partygoer in a fight.

According to a witness from the party, Barrett was wearing a Klu Klux Klan costume. The victim approached Barrett at the field party where a few hundred young people had gathered and told him the costume was offensive and that he should take it off.

Police say Barrett and the victim got into a fight over the costume and Barrett pulled a knife and stabbed the victim in the side.

The victim was taken to a Dothan area hospital where he underwent surgery and is reportedly in stable condition.

The party quickly dispersed after first responders arrived. According to GSCO Sheriff Tony Helms, attendees at the party were as young as 14.

Barrett was booked into the Geneva County Jail and has not bonded out as of Tuesday.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Left-Wing Groups Call on Advertisers to Boycott Twitter Unless Elon Musk Commits to Censorship

A coalition of left-wing organizations has reached out to Twitter’s top advertisers, urging them to boycott the platform unless new owner Elon Musk commits to enforcing the company’s existing content moderation guidelines.

“We, the undersigned organizations, call on you to notify Musk and publicly commit that you will cease all advertising on Twitter globally if he follows through on his plans to undermine brand safety and community standards, including gutting content moderation,” the group wrote in its letter to the platform’s top advertisers, per The Hill. “This means that Musk must not roll back the basic moderation practices Twitter already has on the books now and must commit to actually enforcing those rules.”

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

Missing ABC Producer Spotted for First Time in Months After FBI Raid

ABC producer James Hordan Meek is no longer missing after being spotted at his elderly mother’s townhouse, though he refuses to answer questions surrounding the FBI raid that brought his career to a halt.

Investigative reporter and Emmy winner Meek resigned from ABC after his apartment was raided by FBI agents in April. Meek also stepped away from participating in an award ceremony one week later where he was due to collect a prize for his coverage of the fumbled withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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

NEA Social Justice Trainer Admits Critical Race Theory in K-12 Despite Claims by Union Boss Becky Pringle

EXCLUSIVE — A National Education Association teacher, who is also a social justice trainer at the nation’s largest union, privately admitted critical race theory is being taught to students as “real history,” according to a video exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital.

C. Scott Miller blasted opponents of critical race theory, an ideology and lens that holds America and its institutions are systemically racist. The left-wing ideology also views individuals in an oppressor versus oppressed narrative.

According to the teachers’ union, Miller is a social justice trainer at the NEA and its most powerful affiliate — the California Teachers Association. He is also a fifth-grade teacher at Walker Elementary at the Santa Ana Unified School district.

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

New York GOP Gov. Candidate Lee Zeldin Says Arrest Made in Shooting Outside His Long Island Home

Noah Green is charged with possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property in the New York shooting

Authorities have arrested one of the suspects in last month’s shooting outside the Long Island home of Rep. Lee Zeldin, the Republican nominee governor of New York.

Zeldin held a press conference Tuesday afternoon announcing the arrest of 18-year-old Noah Green, who police say is one of the suspects involved in the shooting. Zeldin said the gun used in the shooting has also been recovered.

Green is charged with possession of a weapon and criminal possession of stolen property. He’s being held on $1.5 million bond and $7.5 million secured bond, Zeldin said.

He’s due back in court on Friday.

“It’s important to note that this is the gun that was used in the shooting, not necessarily the person who committed this shooting,” Zeldin said. “The investigation is still ongoing.”

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Oops, Sorry!

So we’ve now reached the “oops, sorry!” phase of the pandemic aftermath.

No, we’re not just gonna forget about it and move on.

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

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Bars Counting Incorrectly Dated Absentee Ballots

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday handed the Republican Party an enormous election integrity win ahead of the November midterm elections, ruling that the commonwealth may not count incorrectly dated or undated absentee ballots.

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

Supreme Court Grants a Stay, Temporarily Blocks Release of Trump Tax Records to House Democrats

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts granted a stay, temporarily blocking former President Trump from having to turn over his tax records to Democrats on the House Ways and Means Committee.

Trump and his legal team on Monday filed asking the Supreme Court to block the release of his tax records.

The House Ways and Means Committee first requested six years of Trump’s tax returns in 2019.

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

Two Cops Shot by Man With Long Gun in Newark; No One in Custody

Gov. Phil Murphy said he was aware of and monitoring the developing situation. Here’s what we know so far.

Two police officers were shot in Newark, New Jersey, Tuesday by a suspect armed with a long gun who fled to the top of a nearby building, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation and officials.

One officer was hit in the neck, the other in the leg, law enforcement sources said. As of 4 p.m., both are expected to survive their injuries.

The wounded cops had been serving a warrant at a home near Van Velsor Place and Chancellor Avenue in the state’s largest city around 2 p.m. when gunfire erupted from an elevated location, possibly a window or a roof, officials said.

At least two shots were fired from the suspect’s weapon, a high-ranking law enforcement source said.

The source said the suspect was not in custody but the situation was under control and there was no further threat to the community. That source said the neighborhood was locked down and the shooter was believed to be in a building within that zone. Law enforcement officers were said to have him surrounded.

SWAT vehicles and an army of law enforcement officers swarmed the scene, video shows. Drones and helicopters were deployed to assist from the air.

Federal investigators with the FBI and ATF confirmed they were sending resources to the scene as well.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Virginia Mother Blasts Anti-Second Amendment Writing Sample 5th Grade Students Were Assigned to Analyze

A Fairfax County, Virginia mother raised concerns about an assignment that prompted students to analyze an anti-Secondment Amendment persuasive essay sample.

The concerned parent, Darcey Geissler, sent Fox News Digital the essay that made a case for gun control. Responding to the principal’s email about her concern over the assignment, Geissler called the assignment “a poorly written, factually and legally inaccurate ‘essay,’ written by an adult parading as a child, being used to once again advance a political agenda.”

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

Head of RCMP Union Says Liberal Gun Ban Fails to Address Crime

More top police experts are doubting the effectiveness of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s ban on handguns.

As first reported by Blacklock’s Reporter, Regina police chief and the president of the National Police Federation (NPF) Brian Sauve told the House of Commons public safety committee that Bill C-21 will not address violent gun crime. The NPF represents RCMP officers.

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

Recap Day 14 of Emergencies Act Hearings

Convoy organizers testify for the first time

On Day 14 of the Emergencies Act hearings, Freedom Convoy protesters were given a chance to tell their side of the events in Ottawa for the first time in the proceedings.

Cross-border truckers Chris Barber and Brigitte Belton, whose efforts started the convoy, testified. Steeve Charland of the group Farfadaa, whose supporters were situated at the intersection of Rideau and Sussex during the Convoy, also testified.

Barber is the Swift Current, Sask. owner of CB Trucking who led the convoy on its way to Ottawa and played a key role in communicating with police along the cross-country journey.

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

Taxpayers Billed $411m on Travel Mandate COVID-19 Testing

Canadian taxpayers were billed $411 million by the Liberal government to maintain their travel mandate regime.

Records obtained from the government by Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner in a question on the order paper on Monday reveal the details.

Rempel Garner asked the government to provide “total costs” of Covid-19 testing for air travelers including details of the contracts.

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

Victory: Pastor Tim Stephens Was Acquitted Today on Charges of Breach of Public Health Orders

Stephens came onto the radar of Alberta Health authorities and police after refusing to restrict his congregation to comply with provincial covid restrictions on places of worship. Pastor Stephens spent a combined 21 days in jail and was served with six separate tickets for breaching health orders. Four tickets were dropped previously.

Tuesday, he was acquitted on charges of violating health restrictions requiring physical distancing.

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

Banning Petrol Cars in the EU is a ‘Gift to China’ — Matteo Salvini

Populist firebrand Matteo Salvini has said that an EU decision to ban petrol and diesel cars is a “gift to China”.

Matteo Salvini, who is now Italy’s Deputy Prime Minister as well as its Minister for Infrastructure and Mobility, has described an EU plan to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2035 as being a “gift to China”.

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

Czechia Saw Biggest Electricity Price Increase in Entire EU

The average price of electricity in the European Union rose sharply year-on-year in the first half of the year, but the Czech Republic saw the biggest increase, amounting to 62 percent, according to data published on Monday by the European statistical office Eurostat.

Behind the Czech Republic was Latvia with an increase of 59 percent and Denmark at 57 percent. Russia’s invasion has significantly influenced energy prices upward, with European households paying €25.30 for 100 kilowatt-hours (kWh) in 2022, while in the same period last year, it was €22 per 100 kWh.

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

‘Ecoterrorism’: 61 French Gendarmes Injured After Clashes With Violent Eco-Left Extremists

A total of 61 French gendarmes were injured over the weekend, 22 of them seriously, after they clashed with a mob of eco-leftist extremists who were demonstrating against the building of a large water reservoir.

The violent clashes took place on Saturday in Sainte-Soline after the local prefecture of Deux-Sèvres had banned the rally against the construction of a large water reservoir for agricultural irrigation, with around 4,000 demonstrators gathered at the protest.

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

French Prisons at Record Capacity as Over 72,000 Behind Bars

The number of inmates in French prisons has reached a record high as of October of this year with 72,350 people behind bars as the prison population continues to surge.

The French prison population has seen a major surge since a low point of 58,109 inmates in June of 2020 during the early months of the Chinese coronavirus pandemic and has grown by around 24.5 per cent in just over two years.

The number of prisoners in September alone rose by 681, while October appeared to see around 200 new inmates in the French prison system every week, the newspaper Le Monde reports.

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

Greta Thunberg Calls for “Overthrow of Whole Capitalist System”

Climate activist Greta Thunberg has gone fully mask off and is now calling for the overthrow of “the whole capitalist system.”

Thunberg made the extremist comments during an appearance on Sunday night at London’s Royal Festival Hall to promote her new ‘Climate Book’.

Nicholas Harris from UnHerd was there to watch Thunberg outline her demented manifesto.

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

Munich: 13 Scientists Held in Prison After Nonviolent Climate Protest in Germany

After a protest in the luxury car showroom of BMW’s headquarters in Munich, 15 members of Scientist Rebellion have been taken into preventive custody. Thirteen of them will be held until Friday, 4th of November, while two others will remain in custody until Tuesday 1st and Wednesday 2nd of November. Another scientist, who has been held in custody since the 28th October after participating in a road blockade with Scientist Rebellion, will remain in prison until the 1st of November.

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

Rumble Says it Won’t Move Its Policy Goalposts to Appease France’s Censorship Demands

Growing video platform Rumble, based in the US, has refused to cave to France’s demands to censor Russian news sources such as RT France and Sputnik.

Rumble has instead chosen to pull its services from France rather than comply with the order.

“The French Government has demanded that Rumble @rumblevideo block Russian news sources. Like @elonmusk, I won’t move our goal posts for any foreign government,” Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski tweeted.

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UK Energy Bills to Double This Winter Compared to 2021

UK households will experience serious financial hardship this winter as their energy bills will double compared to 2021, despite the recently introduced annual price cap of 2,500 pounds ($2,879), John Pettigrew, the head of UK electricity operator National Grid, said.

In September, then-UK Prime Minister Liz Truss announced a freeze on household energy bills at 2,500 pounds per year. The measure went into effect from October 1. It was initially expected to apply for the next two years, but new Chancellor of the Exchequer Jeremy Hunt said in October that the program would run until April 2023.

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UK: Fall From Grace: Former Lockdown King Suspended for Doing Eat the Bug Reality TV

The government minister who was sacked after breaking his own lockdown rules to have an office affair has now been suspended by the Tories for signing up to appear on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, a popular reality television program characterized by yuck-factor eating challenges.

Matt Hancock, once the king of UK coronavirus lockdowns, continues his spiralling fall from grace as he is suspended from the parliamentary Conservative Party for joining I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!. The former minister had the whip withdrawn, meaning that while he is still a Member of Parliament he has been suspended from the Conservative group in Parliament, on Tuesday.

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UK: Just Stop Oil: Environmental Activists Try to Break Into Downing Street in Grand Finale

Environmental group Just Stop Oil topped off a month of controversial protests in London on Tuesday, rallying outside Downing Street to demand that the prime minister bans new exploration for fossil fuels.

Videos circulating on social media show activists trying to scale the gates of Downing Street, home to the official residence of the UK PM, before being immediately intercepted by police officers.

Shortly after the incident, Just Stop Oil announced on Twitter it would “pause its campaign of civil resistance.”

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UK: Khan’s London: Police Arrest Suspect After Man Shoved Onto Underground Tracks

The British Transport Police (BTP) have arrested a suspect after releasing footage of a man they were seeking in relation to a member of the public being shoved onto the tracks of the London Underground on October 27th.

The force released video footage of a black male who they were “seeking to identify in connection [with the incident] after he was seen behaving aggressively at Marylebone station on Saturday 29 October” on their website and on social media.

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UK: Manchester Mayor Calls for Jail Time for Those That Spread “Offensive Lies and Conspiracies”

The Mayor of the English city of Manchester, Andy Burnham, has called for a new law to prosecute those who spread “offensive lies and conspiracies.”

Mayor Burnam’s comments followed a man being sued for claiming that the Manchester Arena attack in 2017 was a hoax.

“The law needs to be changed to make it a serious criminal offence to peddle these offensive lies and conspiracies with custodial penalties,” Mayor Burnham wrote.

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Netanyahu Makes a Comeback as Allies Appear to Have Won a Majority

Former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s party and its allies have apparently won at least 61 seats in the Knesset, just enough to claim a majority and allow the nation’s longest serving leader to return to office.

Citing exit polls, the Washington Post projects that Netanyahu’s coalition, consisting of his own Likud party and several other right-leaning groups, has claimed at least 61 our of the 120 seats of the Israeli legislature, meaning Netanyahu will have the opportunity to try to form a coalition government.

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Iran’s Security Forces Threaten to Behead Protesters

Despite constant threats by Iranian officials to people to stop their antigovernment demonstrations, citizens continue holding daily and overnight protests.

Videos circulating on social media show that Monday evening people in the central city of Arak threw Molotov cocktails at a basij militia base. Security forces fired live rounds at demonstrators in Vali Asr town of Arak who kept up with their protests with the slogan “Death to Dictator.”

Some other videos show people at a metro station in the capital Tehran were chanting the same slogan.

Videos received by Iran International show some young girls preparing fliers for protests and then distributing them among people on the streets.

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Pentagon: United States Military Personnel Operating in Ukraine to Track Weaponry

United States Military personnel have been deployed to Ukraine to, it is claimed, keep track of weaponry and ammunition supplied at the expense of the American taxpayer, the Pentagon says.

In order to alleviate concerns that American military equipment will end up on the black market, a U.S. “defence attaché” of military personnel has been sent under the command of Brig. Gen. Garrick Harmon to conduct arms inspections of weaponry supplied to the Ukrainians.

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1000 Litres of ‘Oily Sludge’ Dumped on Flemington Before 2022 Melbourne Cup

An activist has been filmed dumping 1000 litres of “oily sludge” onto the track at Flemington Racecourse in the hours leading into the 2022 Melbourne Cup.

The Victorian branch of the global activism group Extinction Rebellion posted the footage earlier today.

“This morning, XR was contacted by friends who had dumped 1000 litres of sludge onto Flemington Racecourse ahead of today’s Melbourne Cup activities,” the Group said on social media.

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Peta Credlin Blows Up at Anthony Albanese Saying He Should ‘Have the Guts’ To Defend Decision to Bring Home ISIS Brides —

…as a politician slams the ‘cloak of secrecy’ around them as they tuck into McDonald’s

The Sky News host weighed into the saga after several ISIS brides were spotted together at a McDonalds in south-west Sydney. Another was spotted visiting Kmart in the city’s west.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Breaks Silence, Ignores Lula: ‘Our Dreams Are More Alive Than Ever’

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro delivered brief comments on Tuesday — keeping the media waiting for over an hour — addressing growing protests against the election of convicted felon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva to the presidency but failing to address his loss on Sunday.

The socialist Lula — who served two terms as president from 2003 to 2011 and was convicted in 2017 of taking bribes while in the nation’s highest office — won the 2022 presidential election on Sunday by one of the slimmest margin’s in history. Lula was allowed to run for the presidency despite being a convicted criminal because the nation’s top court, the Supreme Federal Tribunal (STF), overturned the conviction on procedural grounds. The STF never presented any evidence contradicting the facts of the case that led to a sentence of over two decades in prison.

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Pro-Bolsonaro Truckers Paralyze Brazil With Hundreds of Blockades Nationwide

A coalition of supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro apparently led by commercial truckers has organized roadblocks in 21 of the country’s 26 states in the past 24 hours, protesting the election of socialist convicted felon President-Elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva.

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Asylum Seeker Murder Suspect Who Came to UK Claiming to be a Minor Was Actually an Adult

An asylum seeker charged with murder, who claimed to be a child when he arrived in the U.K. three years ago, has been determined to be 21 following an age determination hearing, meaning he was actually an adult when claiming asylum and should have been treated as such by authorities.

Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai arrived in the U.K. as an asylum seeker from Afghanistan in December 2019, claiming he was 14 years old.

He is awaiting trial at Winchester Crown Court after being charged with the murder of 21-year-old Thomas Roberts outside a Subway sandwich shop in Bournemouth.

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Austria’s Anti-Immigration, Anti-Sanctions Freedom Party Now Tied for 1st Place in Polls

As Europe faces the twin challenges of an economic and immigration crisis, parties across Europe known for their strong stance against mass migration are seeing a massive boost in popularity, and Austria is no different. Now, a new poll shows the conservative Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) tying for the top spot for the first time since 2017.

This summer, the left-wing SPÖ was still leading in all the polls by up to 8 percentage points, but the party is currently suffering a substantial drop in support, according to a wave of new polls, including one from the Lazarsfeld Society which shows the FPÖ party, led by Herbert Kickl, is now tied for first place with the SPÖ at 26 percent. In second is the conservative ÖVP at 21 percent, which currently rules the country in a coalition with the Green Party, which is at 11 percent.

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Canada: Liberals Unveil Plan for 500,000 Immigrants Per Year

The Liberal government has announced plans to allow half a million new immigrants into Canada annually by 2025.

On Tuesday, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada released the 2023-2025 Immigration Levels Plan detailing how Canada hopes to achieve the target.

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‘Don’t Scupper the Migrant Dinghies’: French Police Are Ordered Not to Halt Boats Bound for UK Amid Fears of Legal Action for Endangering Human Life if They Puncture an Inflatable

French police have been ordered not to stop migrant boats in the water departing for Britain because of fears of facing legal action.

The diktat has left ‘overwhelmed’ officers powerless to intervene as people smuggling gangs ruthlessly exploit the system to send thousands more migrants on perilous cross Channel crossings.

The policy was introduced after a campaign group filed a complaint accusing police of endangering human life after officers punctured an overloaded small boat just a few yards from the shore to prevent it leaving.

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France: Foreigners Committed 70% of All Violent Robberies in Paris During First Half of 2022

Following French President Emmanuel Macron admitting that foreigners commit half of all crimes in Paris, new data now shows that in some areas, crime rates for foreigners are even worse, such as violent robberies.

On the France 2 television channel, Macron explained on Oct. 26 that: “Yes, when we look at crime in Paris, we cannot fail to see that at least half of the crime we observe come from people who are foreigners, either who are in an irregular situation or awaiting asylum.”

When contacted by French news outlet 20 Minutes, the Ministry of the Interior clarified that Macron was referring to the first six months of 2002.

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Massachusetts Towns Blindsided by Migrant Relocations Without Notice From State

Leaders of two Massachusetts towns spoke out late last week about the arrival of migrants being transported in with no advance notice. State officials transported the migrants into their towns without giving any warning to local officials.

Community leaders from the Massachusetts coastal communities of Kingston (population 13,000) and Plymouth (population 61,000) held a press conference late last week to complain that state officials gave them no warning before placing dozens of migrants into their towns without notice, the Boston Herald reported.

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More and More German Students Are Illiterate as Mass Immigration Rises, Schools ‘Overwhelmed’

German students in the fourth grade are increasingly worse off in mathematics and German, with the negative trend playing out in every single German state, according to a new study published by the government. However, this drop-off in performance, which has hit its worst levels ever, is most dramatic among children with an immigrant background.

The “IQB Education Trend for 2021,” presented by the Institute for Quality in Education (IQB), shows that more and more elementary school students are failing to achieve even the minimum standards set by the Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs in German and mathematics, which could have serious consequences not only for Germany’s education system, but also for the country’s future social and economic prospects.

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UK: Open Borders Elites Freak Out as Home Secretary Echoes Farage, Declares Migrant Crisis an ‘Invasion’

The open-borders establishment in the media class and the globalist wing of the Tory Party has thrown a fit over Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s rhetoric on the migrant crisis, which she described as an “invasion”.

Echoing previous statements from Brexit leader Nigel Farage, Suella Braverman took to the dispatch box in the House of Commons on Friday afternoon to address the migrant crisis in the English Channel, which has seen some 40,000 illegals, including thousands of young Albanian men, reach British shores since the start of the year.

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Prominent New York Trans Activist Arrested, Charged With Soliciting Sex From Minor

A prominent trans rights activist was arrested last month after being caught allegedly trying to solicit sex from a minor, reports Reduxx.

Lailana Muniz, a trans rights advocate and HIV activist, was caught in a sting operation carried out by Fred Medina of NY Creeps Spotlight, a non-profit organization that exposes online predators seeking to sexually abuse minors.

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Women’s Rights Under Threat in Scotland Over Radical ‘Trans’ Bill

Scotland is now going ahead with the same kind of reform the U.K. government shelved back in 2020 because of concerns over women’s rights and equality laws. In Scotland’s capital Edinburgh, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and her government are pressing ahead with a new gender recognition bill with full support from the Green and the Labour Party, but the move is facing substantial opposition that underlines just how fraught the transgender issue remains in the U.K.

Sturgeon’s Scottish National Party (SNP) faced the biggest rebellion so far within the party when Minister for Community Safety Ash Regan resigned from her post on Oct. 27, ahead of the first vote on the bill in the Scottish Parliament, which was meant to express support for its “general principles” before it could move to the amending stage.

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2 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/1/2022

    • Somebody may want to let her know about honor killings before her mom gives up on her. It would be a risk for her to go back to her mom’s home country.

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