Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/11/2022

A young culture-enricher in Brussels went on a rampage yesterday with a knife, stabbing two police officers and killing one of them, before being shot dead by police. The high-spirited youngster reportedly shouted “Allahu Akhbar” (Arabic for “I have a history of psychological problems”) during the attack.

In other news, the protester who threw eggs at King Charles III during a monarchical visit to Yorkshire has been barred from carrying eggs in public as part of his bail conditions.

To see the headlines and the articles, click “Continue reading” below.

Thanks to Dean, Hellequin GB, JW, McN, MissPiggy, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

Notice to tipsters: Please don’t submit extensive excerpts from articles that have been posted behind a subscription firewall, or are otherwise under copyright protection.

Caveat: Articles in the news feed are posted “as is”. Gates of Vienna cannot vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the contents of any individual item posted here. I check each entry to make sure it is relatively interesting, not patently offensive, and at least superficially plausible. The link to the original is included with each item’s title. Further research and verification are left to the reader.

Financial Crisis
» Eurozone Heading to a Recession at the End of This Year, Brussels Says
» German Food and Energy Prices Push Inflation to New Highs in October
» ‘I’m Sorry’ Says Crypto Boss as Crisis Mounts: FTX.com Exchange Teeters on the Brink of Collapse
» Inflation Slowdown? Not in Some Cities, Where Consumer Prices Still Top 12%
» Inside the Collapse of Crypto Exchange FTX: Everything You Need to Know
» Rishi Sunak ‘Set to Cut Defence Spending in Real Terms’ As Inflation Soars
» Washington Turns Up Heat on Crypto ‘Darling’ Sam Bankman-Fried Following FTX Bankruptcy
 
USA
» 27 Counties in Illinois Have Passed Referendums to Explore Seceding From State. Here’s Where
» Alec Baldwin Sues Several ‘Rust’ Crew Members for Handing Him Loaded Gun
» Arizona’s Maricopa County to Take Until “Early Next Week” To Process 400,000 Ballots
» Biden’s Student Loan Handout Will ‘Go Down in Flames’ If Case Reaches Supreme Court, Experts Say
» Biden’s DOJ Raids Home of Area 51 Researcher, Holds Girlfriend at Gunpoint: Report
» Breaking: Joe Biden Plans to Extend COVID Health Emergency to April 2023: Reports
» California County Stops All Daytime Police Patrols Due to Staffing Problems
» Child Labor in America is Real: Dozens of Kids — Including a 13-Year-Old With ‘Caustic Chemical Burns’ — Are Pictured Working as Slaughterhouse Cleaners in Nebraska and Minnesota
» Cloudflare: Blocking Kiwi Farms and Others Caused Loss of Potential Customers, “Significant Adverse Feedback”
» Construction at the $830 Million Obama Presidential Center in Chicago is Halted After a NOOSE is Found at the Site
» Cruz: Dems Did Well in Midterms Because They Engaged “Whacked-Out Lefty Nut Job” Base
» D-49 Again Bans ‘Critical Race Theory’ Amid Bitter Infighting on School Board
» Demise of Biden’s Student Loan Handout Rocks Twitter: ‘Its Only Purpose Was to Buy Votes’
» DeSantis Won’t Take Trump Bait After Repeated Attacks: Source
» Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion ‘Expert’ Appointed to National Board of Education Sciences
» Election 2022: San Bernardino County Secession Measure Succeeding by Narrow Margin
» Elon Musk Fact Checks Reuters’ Claim Tesla May Export Chinese-Made EVs to US
» House GOP Leader Elise Stefanik Backs Trump 2024 Bid as Others Urge Delay
» Judge Orders Industrial Cleaning Firm to Immediately Halt ‘Oppressive Child Labor’ Nationwide After Kids as Young as 13 Were Found Getting Chemical Burns Working Night Shifts in Nebraska and Minnesota Slaughterhouses
» Judge Orders Alex Jones to Pay Further $473 Million to Silence Him After Defamation Suit
» Justice Sotomayor Denies NYC Frontline Workers’ Request for COVID Vaccine Mandate Exemption
» Leftists Attack Musk as ‘Far Right’ For Promising Better Protection on Twitter for Kids Against Pedophiles
» Mean Girls! Ghislaine Maxwell Hosts Checkers Contest, Has Clique of Powerful Inmates in Jail
» Miami OnlyFans Model Covered in Bruises After Stabbing Beau to Death: Photos
» New Mall Planned in Minneapolis for Prioritizing Non-White Business Owners
» Red Wave After All? GOP Winning Popular Vote by Wide Margin Despite Incongruous Results
» Rubio Calls for Postponement of Senate GOP Leadership Vote, Following Midterm Letdown
» St. Tammany School Board Passes Resolution Banning Teaching of Critical Race Theory
» Trump Lawyer Says Former President Will Sue to Block Jan 6 Panel’s Subpoena Requiring His Testimony
» Twitter Announces New ‘Official’ Label as Musk Says Platform Hit All-Time High of Active Users
» Twitter Manager Vomited After Elon Musk Ordered Him to Fire Employees: Report
» Two More Oregon Counties Vote to Become Part of Idaho: ‘it’s All About Values’
» US Blocks Shipments of Chinese Solar Panels Over Slave Labor Concerns
» Yoel Roth, The Twitter Exec Who Censored the Post’s Hunter Biden Exposés, Quits in Latest Mass Exodus
» Youngkin Responds to Trump Dig: ‘That’s Not the Way I Roll’
 
Canada
» Court Ruling States Anti-Hate Network “Did in Fact Assist Antifa”
» Government Identifies Remains of 24-Year-Old Hero Killed in WWI
» JCCF Says Rationale to Deny Unvaccinated Woman Organ Transplant Does Not Consider Newness of COVID Vaccines
» Thousands of Flags Erected in Toronto to Honour Veterans
» WWI and WWII Military Vehicles to Take Part in Remembrance Day Ceremony in Oshawa
 
Europe and the EU
» Anger as Spanish Government Celebrates Communist Party With Commemorative Postage Stamp
» Armistice Day: UK Holds Two-Minute Silence
» Belgium: Man Reportedly Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Before Stabbing Two Police Officers, Killing One
» Climate Activists Fail to Glue Themselves to ‘The Scream’ Painting in Norway: ‘I Scream for People Dying’
» Finland: Deaths Caused by Drugs Have Tripled Since 2000
» Four-Time British Motorcycling Champion Dead at 35
» France: Jordan Bardella Replaces Le Pen
» New Europol Rules Expand Police Powers, Reduce Rights Protections, And Allow Vast Data Collection
» Sweden’s Largest Nuclear Plant Offline, Provides 10% of Country’s Energy Needs
» Sweden: Grades of Attractive Women Fell After Classes Moved Online: Study
» The Last Dance: One Nightclub Closes Every Two Days in a Decline That Will See No Clubs Left in Britain by 2030 as Owners Blame Energy Bills and Business Rates
» The UK Government’s Threats to Free Speech Aren’t Yet Thwarted
» These People Actually Lead Europe? EU’s Two Top Leaders Are Barely on Speaking Terms
» UK: Andrew Neil: Buckle Up, Twin Merchants of Doom Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt Are About to Clobber the Middle Classes as Never Before
» UK: Farage: Populist ‘Insurgency’ Against ‘Globalist Conservatives’ Has Begun, As Reform Party Surges in the Polls
» UK: Protester Who Threw Eggs at King Charles III Barred From Carrying Eggs in Public as Part of Bail: Report
» War in Ukraine is ‘Not in the Interests of European Countries’ — French General
 
North Africa
» UN Pushes COP27 App That Has Ability to Spy on Private Conversations and Access Encrypted Texts
 
Russia
» Grain Wars: Black Sea Attack Exposes Zelensky’s Media Stunts for What They Are
» Kherson Biggest Russian Loss Since Withdrawal From Outside Kyiv
» Zelensky Thanks American Troops on Veterans Day: ‘Your Example Inspires Ukrainians’
 
South Asia
» G20 Leaders’ Photo to be Scrapped Amid Tensions Over Ukraine War
» India: Renowned Dentist Dr Krishnamurthy of Badiyadka in Kerala Murdered by Suspected Jihadis
 
Australia — Pacific
» Remembrance Day 2022: Australians Gather Across the Country to Commemorate Fallen Soldiers in World War I
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» 12 Killed in Nigeria Gasoline Tanker Explosion, Police Say
 
Immigration
» Afghan Arrested Over Stabbing Murder of French Teen
» Biden’s Border Chief ‘Told to Resign or be Fired’ Over Historic Surge in Migrant Crossings and After He Was Accused of Sleeping During Meetings
» France: Controversial Former Paris Police Chief Absolves Illegals of Their Crimes
» Italy Will be Firm But Fair in Tackling Illegal Immigration, Says Defense Minister
» Now Eric Adams Will House Migrants at $450-a-Night Hotel a Block From Central Park With a Swimming Pool on Its Roof — After Shutting Down $650,000 ‘Adams Tent City’
» Ocean Viking: Meloni Slams ‘Aggressive’ France as Migrant Rescue Ship Row Escalates
» The Map That Shows the Scale of Britain’s Asylum Crisis and Reveals the Rise in the Number of Hotels Used by the Government to House Migrants at a Daily Cost of £6.8 Million to Taxpayers
» The Police Are Now Checking Every Truck for Migrants, Czechs and Slovaks Will Cooperate
» UK: Illegal Migrants to be Housed on Luxury Cruise Ships
» UK: Six Local Governments Take Central Govt to Court to Stop Hotels Being Rammed Full of Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» Escape From the Message
» Maine Law Could Remove Children From Parents Who Don’t Go Along With Gender Ideology
» Scottish Govt Accused of ‘Biological Denialism’ Gender Law Case
» UK: Daily Mail Comment: Woke Police Chiefs Are Failing the Public
» ‘We Will Shut Down These Barbaric Practices’: De-Transitioned Teen, 18, Who Had a Double Mastectomy Aged 15 SUES Doctors Who Operated on Her and ‘Told Parents She Was Suicide Risk’
 

Eurozone Heading to a Recession at the End of This Year, Brussels Says

The eurozone and most EU countries will head to an economic recession in the last quarter of 2022, according to the European Commission’s autumn economic forecast.

“The economic situation has deteriorated markedly and we are heading into two quarters of contraction,” said EU economy commissioner Paolo Gentiloni at a press conference.

The EU’s executive revised up its inflation forecast from July, predicting that prices would peak at year-end and remain high in 2023. Inflation will average 9.3% in the EU and 8.5% in the eurozone for 2022, Brussels said.

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

German Food and Energy Prices Push Inflation to New Highs in October

In Germany, rising food and energy prices catapulted inflation to a new high in October, Welt reported. Inflation last month was 10.4 percent compared to the same month last year, as the Federal Statistical Office announced on Friday, thereby confirming an initial estimate from the end of October. Excluding food and energy, inflation would have been just 5 percent.

Energy prices rose by 43 percent due to the global increase in purchase prices, with the price of natural gas more than doubling, up 109.8 percent. District heating became more expensive by 35.6 percent. The prices of firewood, wood pellets, and other fuels increased by 108.1 percent, statisticians said. Heating oil was 82.8 percent higher than in the same month last year, electricity was 26.0 percent more expensive, and gasoline cost 22.3 percent more.

The statisticians also observed price increases in all food groups: Edible fats and oils (up 49.7 percent), dairy products and eggs (28.9 percent), vegetables (23.1 percent), and bread and cereal products (19.8 percent) were particularly expensive. Overall, food prices increased by 20.3 percent.

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

‘I’m Sorry’ Says Crypto Boss as Crisis Mounts: FTX.com Exchange Teeters on the Brink of Collapse

Sam Bankman-Fried (pictured with Tony Blair and Bill Clinton) issued a humiliating apology as the debacle sent shockwaves through the crypto world.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Inflation Slowdown? Not in Some Cities, Where Consumer Prices Still Top 12%

Inflation is finally beginning to show signs of slowing down in the U.S., but any financial relief that Americans may have felt hinged on where they lived.

The Labor Department reported on Thursday that the consumer price index, a broad measure of the price for everyday goods including gasoline, groceries and rents, rose 7.7% in October from a year ago, the slowest pace since January.

But in some parts of the country, the pace of inflation was much higher.

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

Inside the Collapse of Crypto Exchange FTX: Everything You Need to Know

In the span of just one week, FTX went from being the world’s third-largest cryptocurrency exchange to filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware.

The sudden and rapid downfall of FTX came after the company — facing a liquidity crisis — agreed to sell itself to rival Binance for an undisclosed amount. Customers fled the exchange after becoming concerned about whether FTX had sufficient capital.

But Binance, the world’s largest crypto exchange, backed out of the non-binding deal after taking a look at the books of FTX, at which point it became clear that the smaller exchange’s problems were too big to solve.

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

Rishi Sunak ‘Set to Cut Defence Spending in Real Terms’ As Inflation Soars

The allowance for all departments, including the Ministry of Defence, will rise in line with the 2021 spending review, according to reports.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Washington Turns Up Heat on Crypto ‘Darling’ Sam Bankman-Fried Following FTX Bankruptcy

As FTX teeters on the brink of collapse, former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried has fallen out of favor as the industry “darling” in Washington and drawn scrutiny from regulators and lawmakers in both parties.

Bankman-Fried, who was a regular presence on Capitol Hill over the past year as an industry advocate, tweeted on Thursday that he was sorry. “I f—-ed up, and should have done better,” he said.

Bankman-Fried stepped down as CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange he founded, and FTX filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, the company announced Friday. A spokesman for FTX and Sam Bankman-fried didn’t return a request for comment.

The company’s implosion has led the Biden White House and two powerful Democratic committee chairs to publicly criticize FTX and call for tighter oversight of the broader industry.

Excluding the cryptocurrency exchange’s U.S. business, Bankman-Fried tweeted that the company’s international operation has a total market value of assets and collateral that is higher than client deposits, but he said that is “different from liquidity for delivery — as you can tell from the state of withdrawals.”…

           — Hat tip: McN [Return to headlines]
 

27 Counties in Illinois Have Passed Referendums to Explore Seceding From State. Here’s Where

On Election Day in Illinois, ballots contained statewide questions ranging from whether or not to amend the state’s constitution, to who should be the next Governor of Illinois, to who should sit on the Illinois State Supreme Court.

But some local ballots contained questions about whether to leave the state altogether.

Tuesday, two Illinois counties and a portion of another passed non-binding referendums that would encourage their elected officials to engage in discussions about potentially severing ties with the state government.

The votes were hardly a new phenomenon. Instead, they join a growing list of Illinois counties seeking to express their displeasure with lawmakers.

Previously, at least 24 counties had passed so-called “separation referendums,” according to reporting by Illinois Public Media. The three new additions to that list, Brown, Hardin, and the northeastern portion of Madison County, would bring that number to 27, representing more than 25% of the state’s 102 counties.

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

Alec Baldwin Sues Several ‘Rust’ Crew Members for Handing Him Loaded Gun

Alec Baldwin filed a lawsuit against several crew members of “Rust” on Friday for providing him with the loaded gun that he fired on set, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins last year.

Baldwin, who is awaiting a decision on whether he’ll face criminal charges in the shooting, accused “Rust’s” armorer and first assistant director, among others, of negligence in a cross-complaint following a lawsuit filed against him last year by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, the New York Times reported.

Mitchell accused Baldwin of “recklessly” firing the gun that killed Hutchins, 42, as she was standing next to her, causing her emotional distress.

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

Arizona’s Maricopa County to Take Until “Early Next Week” To Process 400,000 Ballots

While Brazil can count tens of millions of ballots in a matter of hours after any given election, Maricopa County, Arizona is trying its darnedest to make America look like a banana republic — given that most Americans remember entire elections being called in one night up until 2020, hanging chads notwithstanding.

On Thursday, the Chairman of the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors told CNN that it’s going to take until “early next week” to count 400,000 ballots.

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

Biden’s Student Loan Handout Will ‘Go Down in Flames’ If Case Reaches Supreme Court, Experts Say

Legal challenges to President Biden’s massive student loan handout are likely to head to the Supreme Court, which will take down the administration’s unconstitutional plan, experts tell Fox News Digital.

Biden’s plan, which aims to cancel up to $20,000 in student loan debt for Pell Grant recipients in college and up to $10,000 for others who borrowed using federal student loans, is set to cost taxpayers over $400 billion. Since the administration’s announcement, a handful of legal challenges have been filed in courts across the nation, as states and advocacy groups work to halt Biden’s plan.

Carrie Severino, president of the Judicial Crisis Network, told Fox News Digital that challenges to the president’s student loan handout is a case the Supreme Court “ought” to take up.

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

Biden’s DOJ Raids Home of Area 51 Researcher, Holds Girlfriend at Gunpoint: Report

Joe Biden’s Department of Justice sent agents to raid the homes of Joerg Arnu, a Rachel, Nevada man who runs a website dedicated to information about Area 51. Arnu described the raids as “humiliating” and that the feds “held his girlfriend at gunpoint.”

Local news reporter George Knapp broke the story Thursday on Twitter and wrote, “FBI agents came down hard on the operator of a popular website devoted to all things Area 51-its programs, lore, and legacy. More than a dozen agents served a no-knock warrant on the Rachel, NV home of Joerg Arnu, owner of http://dreamlandresort.com”

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

Breaking: Joe Biden Plans to Extend COVID Health Emergency to April 2023: Reports

It was revealed on Friday that President Joe Biden is set to extend the Covid-19 public health emergency through at least April of next year.

The public health emergency was set to expire on January 11. This report comes nearly two months after Biden declared on 60 Minutes that “the pandemic is over,” a statement that the White House later walked back, with Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre saying he said it because he was walking around the Detroit Auto Show.

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

California County Stops All Daytime Police Patrols Due to Staffing Problems

A county in California with one of the highest crime rates in the United States is suspending all its daytime patrols due to a “catastrophic staffing shortage.”

Tehama County, approximately 120 miles north of the state capital Sacramento, is ending the patrols because staff keep leaving and because salaries are comparatively low, according to a press release from the county Sheriff’s Office.

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

Child Labor in America is Real: Dozens of Kids — Including a 13-Year-Old With ‘Caustic Chemical Burns’ — Are Pictured Working as Slaughterhouse Cleaners in Nebraska and Minnesota

Children were found cleaning plants owned by JBS, which makes such supermarket favorites as Certified Angus Beef, Pilgrim’s, Swift, Country Pride, Clear River Farms, Moyer, and Savoro.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Cloudflare: Blocking Kiwi Farms and Others Caused Loss of Potential Customers, “Significant Adverse Feedback”

Internet infrastructure and security company Cloudflare has acknowledged that its previous decisions to digress from its usually neutral stance, most recently by blocking the online forum Kiwi farms, resulted in “significant adverse feedback” and a loss of potential customers.

Cloudflare made the admission in the “Risk Factors” section of its recent Q3 2022 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Cloudflare and other public companies publicly file these quarterly reports as part of their obligations as publicly traded companies

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

Construction at the $830 Million Obama Presidential Center in Chicago is Halted After a NOOSE is Found at the Site

Cops investigate ‘shameless act of cowardice and hate’

Construction was halted at Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center after a noose was found at the site on Thursday while police investigate the ‘shameless act.’

Lakeside Alliance, the construction team building the $830million center to pay tribute to America’s first black president, denounced the hate symbol found at the site, which they immediately reported to police.

The Obama Foundation condemned the incident in a statement, describing it as ‘a shameless act of cowardice and hate designed to get attention and divide us.

‘Our priority is protecting the health and safety of our workforce,’ the foundation said along with the Lakeside Alliance. ‘We have notified authorities who are investigating the incident.’

The construction team said it was offering a $100,000 reward to help find those responsible.

           — Hat tip: MissPiggy [Return to headlines]
 

Cruz: Dems Did Well in Midterms Because They Engaged “Whacked-Out Lefty Nut Job” Base

Senator Ted Cruz has claimed that the reason Democrats did better than expected in the midterm elections is because for the past two years they have focused on engaging and exciting a “left wing nut-job” base of young voters.

Appearing on Hannity, Cruz stated “Here’s a lesson to take from last night. Look, why do the Democrats do better than expected? Because for two years they’ve governed as liberals. They’ve governed as whacked-out lefty nut jobs.”

“You know what that did?” Cruz continued, explaining “That excited their base, excited a bunch of young voters that came out in massive numbers because when you actually stand for something your base gets excited.”

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

D-49 Again Bans ‘Critical Race Theory’ Amid Bitter Infighting on School Board

Amid several calls for board members to resign and with a raucous crowd in attendance, the District 49 school board on Thursday night solidified its ban on “critical race theory” and questioned the ethics of social-emotional learning programs in its classrooms.

The board voted — this time unanimously — to ban the teaching of “critical race theory” in schools. The action bolstered an August 2021 resolution that passed in a 3-2 vote, which was believed to have made D-49 the first district in Colorado to approve such a ban.

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

Demise of Biden’s Student Loan Handout Rocks Twitter: ‘Its Only Purpose Was to Buy Votes’

Twitter users reacted to the news that a federal judge in Texas blocked President Biden’s student loan handout.

On Thursday, U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman ruled that Biden’s executive action was unconstitutional because Congress didn’t approve the sweeping plan. In fact, the judge claimed it was one of the largest executive branch overreaches in the “history of the United States.”

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

DeSantis Won’t Take Trump Bait After Repeated Attacks: Source

DeSilence is golden.

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and his team have ignored Donald Trump’s ongoing rhetorical offensive because they believe the former president is only damaging his own brand, an insider told The Post Friday.

“There is no upside to rolling around in the mud with Trump at this point,” the DeSantis source said. “Only downside.”

DeSantis’ famously pugnacious press team has been mute about Trump’s broadsides, and offered no comment on the escalating feud on Friday. The governor himself was spotted in Daytona Beach, surveying damage caused by Tropical Storm Nicole.

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

Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion ‘Expert’ Appointed to National Board of Education Sciences

The White House recently announced that Professor Shaun Harper, a University of Southern California professor of business and education, would be appointed to the National Board for Education Sciences due to his expertise in “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”

Harper says that he accepted the position so that there was an opportunity to “fix longstanding inequities that chronically disadvantage particular schools and long-underserved student populations,” according to an interview with the USC Race & Equity Center.

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

Election 2022: San Bernardino County Secession Measure Succeeding by Narrow Margin

A ballot measure that could lead to San Bernardino County seceding is succeeding by the narrowest of margins, according to early unofficial election results.

As of 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8, results showed a majority of voters backing Measure EE, with 50.44% voting in favor to 49.56% against.

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

Elon Musk Fact Checks Reuters’ Claim Tesla May Export Chinese-Made EVs to US

On Friday, Reuters published a story suggesting that Tesla was considering exporting Chinese-made electric vehicles to the United States.

The claim was fact checked on Twitter by none other than Tesla CEO Elon Musk.

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

House GOP Leader Elise Stefanik Backs Trump 2024 Bid as Others Urge Delay

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik on Friday endorsed Donald Trump for a 2024 White House run — becoming the first member of the GOP leadership to publicly take sides in a simmering feud on whether the party should ditch the polarizing ex-president.

“I am proud to endorse Donald J. Trump for President in 2024. I fully support him running again,” Stefanik, of New York, said in a statement to The Post.

“Under his presidency, America was strong at home and abroad, our economy was red hot, our border was secure, our neighborhoods were safe, our law enforcement was respected, and our enemies feared us.”

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

Judge Orders Industrial Cleaning Firm to Immediately Halt ‘Oppressive Child Labor’ Nationwide After Kids as Young as 13 Were Found Getting Chemical Burns Working Night Shifts in Nebraska and Minnesota Slaughterhouses

Packers Sanitation Services could well be working kids in dangerous conditions ‘at its other 400 operations across the country’, according to court papers seen by DailyMail.com.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Judge Orders Alex Jones to Pay Further $473 Million to Silence Him After Defamation Suit

On Thursday, a Connecticut judge ordered Alex Jones and Infowars parent company Free Speech Systems to pay $473 million in punitive damages to the families of Sandy Hook victims.

The Infowars host was ordered on October 12 to pay the families of the victims nearly $1 billion, with the latest order bringing his total owings to nearly $1.5 billion.

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

Justice Sotomayor Denies NYC Frontline Workers’ Request for COVID Vaccine Mandate Exemption

On Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor denied a request of New York City workers fighting the city’s Covid-19 vaccine mandate that asked for a temporary stop on the mandate enforcement as they wait for a lower court to determine if the mandate violated their rights on religious grounds.

According to Fox News, the workers’ attorney, John Bursch, said, “We’re disappointed that Justice Sotomayor is willing to allow NYC’s rampant religious discrimination to continue.”

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

Leftists Attack Musk as ‘Far Right’ For Promising Better Protection on Twitter for Kids Against Pedophiles

Leftists on Twitter expressed anger at Elon Musk and accused him of “amplifying harmful far right voices” after the new owner promised to take action to better protect children on the platform against sexual predators.

Yes, really.

Cracking down on pedos is apparently a bad thing.

Musk made the comment after the French President Emmanuel Macron tweeted, in English, that “We need to better protect our children on social networks and the Internet!”

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

Mean Girls! Ghislaine Maxwell Hosts Checkers Contest, Has Clique of Powerful Inmates in Jail

Ghislaine Maxwell is Ms. Popular in the pen!

Jeffrey Epstein’s convicted madam is well-liked by a clique of powerful inmates behind bars in Florida — where she works at the library, makes pottery and hosts a checkers competition, according to a report Friday.

The 60-year-old British socialite-turned-jailbird has a cushy life at the Federal Correctional Institute Tallahassee in part because fellow inmates respect her intelligence, insiders told The Daily Mail.

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

Miami OnlyFans Model Covered in Bruises After Stabbing Beau to Death: Photos

OnlyFans model Courtney Clenney was reportedly covered in bruises after a fatal confrontation with her boyfriend, Christian Obumseli, last spring in her luxury high-rise apartment in Miami, Florida, according to newly released photos.

The images were allegedly taken shortly after Clenney, 26, stabbed Obumseli, 27, to death with a kitchen knife on April 3.

The Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office released the photos, which were taken by Clenney’s mother, according to NBC6 South Florida.

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

New Mall Planned in Minneapolis for Prioritizing Non-White Business Owners

A Minneapolis activist, speaker, and business owner is working to purchase a 68,000-square-foot building to create a space for BIPOC business owners.

Jesse Ross a North Minneapolis leader in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) leader is also the founder of the Wealth Redistribution Project, created in partnership initiative with the City of Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board. The project is designed to grow Black, Brown, Indigenous, and Women-owned businesses in North Minneapolis.

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

Red Wave After All? GOP Winning Popular Vote by Wide Margin Despite Incongruous Results

The country may have experienced a red wave after all. It just didn’t translate into the electoral outcomes that have historically accompanied major political shifts — and after the initial wave of instant narratives extemporized by pundits on election night, close observers are now just beginning to dig for the reasons underlying the model-shattering disconnect.

Republicans are currently winning the national popular vote for the House in Tuesday’s midterm elections by a large margin, according to the latest data from the Cook Political Report.

Specifically, GOP candidates have so far received 50,672,592 votes, or 52.3% of the total ballots cast as of this writing. Democrat candidates, by comparison, have so far received 44,802,597 votes, or 46.2% of the total.

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

Rubio Calls for Postponement of Senate GOP Leadership Vote, Following Midterm Letdown

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio on Friday called for a delay in the upcoming Senate leadership vote, a sign of a possible intra-party fight brewing among top GOP officials on Capitol Hill, particularly after the GOP’s surprise underperformance during the 2022 midterms.

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

St. Tammany School Board Passes Resolution Banning Teaching of Critical Race Theory

SLIDELL, La. — The St. Tammany Parish School Board has passed a resolution banning the teaching of Critical Race Theory in its schools.

Last week, board member Michael Nation said that students need to learn the full, unvarnished history of the country, but, “that instruction should not include dogma that denigrates people of any race, or that our nation is illegitimate because of slavery.”

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

Trump Lawyer Says Former President Will Sue to Block Jan 6 Panel’s Subpoena Requiring His Testimony

Former President Donald Trump reportedly intends to sue the Democrat-led House Jan. 6 committee to block the panel’s subpoena requiring him to testify.

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

Twitter Announces New ‘Official’ Label as Musk Says Platform Hit All-Time High of Active Users

Tesla CEO Elon Musk said Twitter hit an all-time high of active users on Thursday, shortly after the platform announced they were using an “official” label as an added layer of authenticity to accounts.

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

Twitter Manager Vomited After Elon Musk Ordered Him to Fire Employees: Report

A Twitter manager threw up in a trash can after new CEO Elon Musk directed him to fire hundreds of employees as part of the company’s decision to slash its workforce in half, according to a new report.

The graphic detail was revealed in a sweeping New York Times report published Friday that painted a grim picture of Twitter’s overhaul as it faces executive resignations, fleeing advertisers and revenue struggles.

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

Two More Oregon Counties Vote to Become Part of Idaho: ‘it’s All About Values’

Fed up with their liberal lawmakers, a group of Republican voters in Eastern and Central Oregon just inched one step closer Tuesday to breaking ranks with their state to become part of Idaho.

Voters in two Oregon counties, Morrow and Wheeler, approved a ballot measure to explore ways to leave the state, joining nine other counties in Eastern Oregon that are already part of the Greater Idaho movement, which began in 2020.

“Every win has been heart-wrenching because we wanted to know what citizens truly wanted,” Mike McCarter, one of the founders of the Greater Idaho movement, said Thursday. “We don’t want to impose anything, but this does send a message to the state legislature that they have to take care of us.”

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

US Blocks Shipments of Chinese Solar Panels Over Slave Labor Concerns

On Friday, it was revealed that over 1,000 shipments of solar technology from China have been sitting unused at ports along the coast of the US since June.

The equipment, which is said to be worth hundreds of millions of dollars, was blocked from entering the country over concerns that it had been manufactured with slave labor in China’s Xinjiang region, which is home to the Uyghur Muslim minority.

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

Yoel Roth, The Twitter Exec Who Censored the Post’s Hunter Biden Exposés, Quits in Latest Mass Exodus

The Twitter exec who censored The Post’s reporting on Hunter Biden — and brazenly likened members of the Trump administration to Nazis — has quit just days after getting public support from new boss Elon Musk.

Yoel Roth, 35, until Wednesday had continued pushing the site’s shifting policies on trolling and hateful conduct — and appeared alongside new owner Musk, 51, in defending the platform in a crunch meeting with advertisers that same day.

But Twitter staffers were told on Slack on Thursday that Roth was the latest key exec to have resigned, according to employees.

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

Youngkin Responds to Trump Dig: ‘That’s Not the Way I Roll’

Virginia GOP Gov. Glenn Youngkin on Friday brushed off former President Trump’s criticism of him — which followed his lieutenant governor, Winsome Sears, saying Trump should remove himself from GOP electoral politics.

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

Court Ruling States Anti-Hate Network “Did in Fact Assist Antifa”

A recent ruling by an Ottawa small claims court states that the Canadian Anti-Hate Network (CAHN) “did in fact assist” the far-left extremist group Antifa.

The judgment was the result of a trial between journalists Jonathan Kay and Barbara Kay and CAHN Director Richard Warman.

“The evidence disclosed that CAHN did in fact assist Antifa and that the movement has been violent. The Kays submission, which I accept, is that a human rights network like CAHN arguably (except in the most extreme circumstances) should not support a violent movement, and to do so, to most reasonable observers, would not be a ‘good look’,” the judgment states.

“While Warman is well known as a righteous crusader against white supremacy and right-wing racist hate and has been recognized and appropriately lauded for his work, he is also a controversial figure and I accept the evidence of the Kays that he has used litigation to silence or intimidate those he sees as his critics, or who oppose his methods of prosecuting hate groups.”

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

Government Identifies Remains of 24-Year-Old Hero Killed in WWI

Over 100 years after World War I, 23-year-old Private Harry Atherton can finally be put to rest after his remains were identified by the Canadian government.

According to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), they were able to identify Atherton’s remains after they were discovered during a munition clearing process in Vendin-le-Vieil, France.

Researchers with the CAF’s Casualty Identification Program used DNA analysis, genealogical and archaeological methods to confirm it was in fact Atherton.

“The identification of Private Atherton gives the Canadian Armed Forces the opportunity to pay its respects and provide him with a final resting place,” said Minister of National Defence Anita Anand.

“His courage and selfless service can never be fully repaid. But Canada will remember and honour him, and those like him who gave so much for this country in the First World War. To his family I extend my sympathy and gratitude.”

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

JCCF Says Rationale to Deny Unvaccinated Woman Organ Transplant Does Not Consider Newness of COVID Vaccines

The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms (JCCF) says the Alberta government’s explanation for a court decision to deny an unvaccinated woman an organ transplant fails to distinguish between inoculation against Covid-19 and vaccines for which “long-term safety data is available.”

On Tuesday, three appeal court judges unanimously affirmed a lower court ruling that clinical judgements are not subject to Charter scrutiny, ending Annette Lewis’ bid to return to the top of the organ transplant list.

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

Thousands of Flags Erected in Toronto to Honour Veterans

Businesses across Canada are taking steps to honour fallen Canadian heroes ahead of this year’s Remembrance Day ceremonies.

On Wednesday, Manulife’s global headquarters in Toronto opened its 12,000 flag display honouring Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) members who lost their lives in the line of duty.

Each flag represents 10 CAF veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country. During the opening ceremony, Manulife officials delivered remarks alongside several CAF veterans.

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

WWI and WWII Military Vehicles to Take Part in Remembrance Day Ceremony in Oshawa

Veterans in Oshawa will have the opportunity to witness the military vehicles they once served in drive-by during this year’s Remembrance Day ceremony.

Volunteers at the Ontario Regiment Museum have restored a number of jeeps, trucks and other military vehicles which will take part in a special convoy in this year’s ceremony. A Model T truck from WWI will lead the special convoy.

Canadian veteran Phil Martin, who served in Cyprus, is among the 150 people who volunteer with the museum.

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

Anger as Spanish Government Celebrates Communist Party With Commemorative Postage Stamp

The extreme leftist Spanish government has drawn the rage of many in the country after it announced a commemorative postage stamp marking the centenary of the Communist Party.

The stamp, featuring the notorious hammer and sickle imagery, is to be launched by the state controlled Correos on November 14, with 135,000 limited edition copies with a postal value of 0.75 euros.

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

Armistice Day: UK Holds Two-Minute Silence

The UK has marked Armistice Day with a two-minute silence.

This year’s commemorations to remember the war dead involved the recently restored Big Ben striking 11 times.

The silence is held every year at 11:00 GMT on 11 November to mark the end of World War One in 1918.

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

Belgium: Man Reportedly Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Before Stabbing Two Police Officers, Killing One

One police officer was killed and another wounded in a knife attack in the Belgian capital of Brussels on Thursday.

The attack occurred shortly after 7 p.m. in the Schaerbeek district of the city, nearby the Brussels-North railway station.

“One of our patrols was attacked by a man armed with a knife,” a Brussels-North police spokesperson said. “The two police officers then called for reinforcements. A policeman from another patrol used his firearm to neutralize the attacker. The two injured inspectors and the attacker were taken to the hospital. The Brussels public prosecutor’s office has been informed of the facts,” they added.

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

Climate Activists Fail to Glue Themselves to ‘The Scream’ Painting in Norway: ‘I Scream for People Dying’

Climate activists in Norway attempted to glue themselves to Edvard Munch’s 1893 “The Scream” painting at a museum in Oslo on Friday.

Police in Norway said that two people tried to glue themselves to the famed painting while a third person filmed them. “The Scream” was in a glass-protected frame, preventing any damage from being done.

While the painting was left unharmed, glue residue could be seen on the glass mount.

Video of the individuals attempting to glue themselves to the glass frame shows one person shouting “I scream for people dying.”

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

Finland: Deaths Caused by Drugs Have Tripled Since 2000

The number of deaths caused by the use of drugs in Finland has tripled since 2000 with drug deaths peaking in 2020 when 228 people died after using drugs.

Last year, Finland reported a total of 206 drug-related deaths, with 60 of the deaths involving people under the age of 25. On average, people in Finland who have died of complications relating to drugs are just 33 years old.

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

Four-Time British Motorcycling Champion Dead at 35

Keith Farmer, a native of Northern Ireland and four-time British motorcycling champion, died suddenly at the age of 35.

Farmer retired from competitive motorcycle racing in September of 2021.

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

France: Jordan Bardella Replaces Le Pen

There has been a change of leadership at the Rassemblement National, the former Front National. For the first time ever, the party will no longer be led by a member of the Le Pen family.

The previous interim leader Jordan Bardella, who is considered the political foster son of long-time party leader Marine Le Pen, received 85 percent of the votes in an online vote. The only 27-year-old prevailed against his competitor Louis Aliot.

Bardella had regularly supported Marine Le Pen in the past. In party circles it is assumed that he is aiming for a presidential candidacy in 2027. Marine Le Pen had indicated that she did not want to compete a fourth time, but had not completely ruled it out either.

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

New Europol Rules Expand Police Powers, Reduce Rights Protections, And Allow Vast Data Collection

New Europol rules expanded the powers of the EU law enforcement agency while reducing human rights protections and oversight over its data processing operations, according to a report by Statewatch.

Enforcement of the rules started in June.

Europol processes data exchange between EU members and other entities. Therefore, the new rules increase the powers of all law enforcement agencies that work with Europol.

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

Sweden’s Largest Nuclear Plant Offline, Provides 10% of Country’s Energy Needs

Sweden’s largest nuclear plant, Oskarshamn, which provides about 10 percent of the country’s electricity, is offline due to a turbine malfunction.

According to initial reports, Sweden’s largest nuclear reactor, Oskarshamn 3, had to be shut down on Wednesday morning due to a turbine failure. Désirée Liljevall, the plant’s communications manager, was unable to give any details about the nature of the failure or how long production at the plant was expected to be shut down.

The shutdown of Oskarshamn 3, operated by Uniper SE, could affect Swedish consumers in the middle of the energy crisis. The plant has an average production capacity of 1,450 megawatts, which is essential for the electricity supply in the south of Sweden.

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

Sweden: Grades of Attractive Women Fell After Classes Moved Online: Study

Work by Swedish researchers suggests that the grades of attractive female students are boosted by a “beauty premium” which they lost when classes moved online during lockdown, while the grades of attractive male students were unaffected.

In a research paper titled ‘Student beauty and grades under in-person and remote teaching’, Adrian Mehic of Lund University examined “the role of student facial attractiveness on academic outcomes under various forms of instruction” by having a “jury” of 74 people rate the looks of 307 engineering students from 1 (extremely unattractive) to 10 (extremely attractive).

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

The Last Dance: One Nightclub Closes Every Two Days in a Decline That Will See No Clubs Left in Britain by 2030 as Owners Blame Energy Bills and Business Rates

Nightclubs could be wiped out in Britain by 2030 unless urgent action is taken to prevent more clubs from closing, industry chiefs have warned.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

The UK Government’s Threats to Free Speech Aren’t Yet Thwarted

The UK’s controversial censorship bill, called the “Online Safety Bill” could be ditched if it does not go through the House of Commons soon, according to internal government documents.

The bill aims at making the internet safer for kids but has wide-reaching implications against free speech that have concerned civil liberties groups.

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

These People Actually Lead Europe? EU’s Two Top Leaders Are Barely on Speaking Terms

The European Union has long been accused of lacking democracy, but the unelected bureaucrats who run Brussels have asserted that only they have the technocratic skills to guide Europe during times of crisis.

The problem with this theory is that even the people assigned to run Europe, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and European Council President Charles Michel, are acting like petulant children and, according to a new article from Politico, entitled “Europe’s odd couple: The dysfunctional relationship at the heart of the EU,” are barely speaking to one another.

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

UK: Andrew Neil: Buckle Up, Twin Merchants of Doom Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt Are About to Clobber the Middle Classes as Never Before

ANDREW NEIL: Rishi Sunak and Jeremy Hunt, the new Dynamic Duo of Downing Street — or should that be the Twin Merchants of Gloom?

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

UK: Farage: Populist ‘Insurgency’ Against ‘Globalist Conservatives’ Has Begun, As Reform Party Surges in the Polls

Brexit champion Nigel Farage has declared that the “insurgency” against the Conservative Party has begun as Reform UK has surged to its highest-ever polling result.

The right-wing populist Reform Party has hit its highest ever level of support this week, with a People’s Poll conducted for GB News finding that the re-branded Brexit Party has jumped by three points to 8 per cent in public support.

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

UK: Protester Who Threw Eggs at King Charles III Barred From Carrying Eggs in Public as Part of Bail: Report

A 23-year-old arrested in northern England Wednesday for allegedly throwing eggs at King Charles III and Camilla, the queen consort, has reportedly been banned from carrying eggs in public.

The eggs just missed the royal couple who were in Yorkshire on a royal visit.

The king and queen were walking down a street in York shaking hands with locals when the suspect, identified by the Mirror as Patrick Thelwell, 23, tossed the eggs at them.

He was immediately restrained by police after the incident.

Thelwell, a self-identified climate activist, told the Mirror that, as a condition of his bail, he must stay 500 meters away from the king and isn’t allowed to carry eggs in public with the exception of grocery shopping. He called the rules “amusing.”

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

War in Ukraine is ‘Not in the Interests of European Countries’ — French General

The ongoing war in Ukraine is “not in the interest” of Europe, a French General has claimed, saying that the continent has aligned itself too much with American interests on the issue.

General Pierre de Villiers, who formerly served as the Chief of Staff of the French Armed Forces, argued on Wednesday that European nations should be pushing for a de-escalation of the war in Ukraine, saying that the continued conflict is not in the interests of Europe.

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

UN Pushes COP27 App That Has Ability to Spy on Private Conversations and Access Encrypted Texts

Security advisers from Western countries are warning delegates attending the COP27 climate summit not to download the Egyptian government’s official app. The app is supposed to help attendees of the event with navigation but has major privacy concerns — allowing the app to be used as a surveillance tool.

The app is recommended on the official UN website for the COP27.

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

Grain Wars: Black Sea Attack Exposes Zelensky’s Media Stunts for What They Are

To observe Zelensky’s statement to western media, arguing that African countries may face famines, is both absurd and disingenuous.

The Black Sea attacks on Russian naval vessels will no doubt focus the minds on decision-makers, after Russia reacted — briefly — by swiftly shutting down the grain deal, brokered by Turkey’s firebrand leader Recep Erdogan in August of this year.

Since the deal was signed, almost 400 ships passed through Istanbul heading towards Black Sea ports transporting over 9 million tonnes of grain all over the world.

And yet, despite Ukraine being the culpable party by instigating the attacks on Russian naval ships — knowing full well that this would risk the tenuous deal holding — the original agreement signed itself served neither side. It is understandable that Russia would be angry and respond in such an audacious way by pulling out of the deal immediately as attacks on the very Russian ships which operate in the Black Sea securing the passage for the grain ships seems like the best way for Ukraine to scrap the deal, knowing media will place the emphasis on Russia halting the arrangement…

           — Hat tip: Hellequin GB [Return to headlines]
 

Kherson Biggest Russian Loss Since Withdrawal From Outside Kyiv

When Kherson is fully back in Ukrainian hands, which now only seems a matter of time, this will represent a hugely consequential moment in a war now in its ninth month.

The loss of Kherson is on a par with Russia’s humiliating withdrawal from its positions outside the capital Kyiv earlier in the year, and caps a stunning three-month change of fortunes for the Ukrainians.

Nothing has gone Russia’s way for months.

They’ve lost huge swathes of territory in the east, the flagship of their Black Sea fleet has been sunk and a crucial bridge from Russia to occupied Crimea is still out of action.

Now Russian forces have been forced to abandon the only provincial capital they had managed to capture since February’s full invasion.

Just like the failed capture of Kyiv, holding on to Kherson simply became untenable.

This is the culmination of a patient, carefully-staged sequence of military moves, which began in July when Ukrainian forces, using newly-acquired American Himars rocket systems, attacked key bridges linking Russian forces in and around Kherson with their supply lines to the east and south.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Zelensky Thanks American Troops on Veterans Day: ‘Your Example Inspires Ukrainians’

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a video message Friday to honor American Veterans Day, thanking American taxpayers for billions of dollars in support of his country and Americans who have volunteered to fight against the Russian invasion.

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

G20 Leaders’ Photo to be Scrapped Amid Tensions Over Ukraine War

Divisions over Russia´s invasion reduce the chance that leaders of the world’s top economies will find consensus at the Bali summit.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

India: Renowned Dentist Dr Krishnamurthy of Badiyadka in Kerala Murdered by Suspected Jihadis

Badiyadka, Kasargod: Dr S Krishnamurthy Murder case — Police arrested five Muslim League members, VHP observed hartal.

B Upendran | HENB | Kasargod | Nov 11, 2022:: Dr Krishnamurthy, a renowned dentist in Badiyadka in the Kasaragod district of Kerala who had reported missing a few days ago, has been found dead in mysterious circumstances. Dr Krishnamurthy has been running a dental clinic in the town for several years and is known for his service to patients. As per local sources, Dr Krishnamurthy had received threats from the leaders of the Muslim League and linked Jihadis purportedly to support another dental hospital of their community that recently started in the town. The doctor had received extortion threats and was also asked by the criminals to close his clinic or face dire consequences.

A few days ago, Dr Krishnamurthy went missing, after which the family members filed a missing complaint. The assistants at his clinic filed a complaint against the men who threatened them. However, the search for the doctor was not successful. The town was tense since he went missing. The police registered an unnatural death case, while Hindu organizations blamed the Muslim League and other Jihadis for his murder.

After the initial investigation, the police arrested areca nut trader and Muslim League leader and Kumbdaje Panchayat Secretary Ali Thuppakallu; Muslim League Badiyadka Panchayat office bearer Muhammad Hanif Yane Anwar; Kumbdaje resident Ashraf,; Annadka resident Muhammad Shiabuddin and Vidyagiri Muniyuru resident Umarul Farooq. The investigation revealed that a group of Muslims led by Ali and Anwar threatened to kill Dr Krishnamurthy in the clinic on Tuesday last. They accused the doctor of misbehaving with a woman who visited the clinic. Subsequently, Dr Krishnamurthy went missing. His bike was found in Kumbale town. Mobile was left at clinic. Badiadka police had filed case as per the complaint given by Dr Krishnamurthy’s wife. On Thursday, his dead body was found on railway tracks near Kundapur.

From Dr Krishnamurthy’s family source, it is divulged that two years back the dentist donated a lump sum amount to some youths for a Hindu festival. Hearing that news, the Muslim organizers of ‘Millat’ also demeaned a big amount which was denied by Dr Krishnamurthy. Since then, the Jihadi Muslim groups started threatening to the doctor to close his clinic or to face dire consequences. The Muslim groups also set a woman to malign the reputation of the dentist by framing false allegations like ‘misbehavior with female patients’.

On Friday, Badiadka town observed ‘hartal’ as the call was given by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP). All the shops were closed. Protest was held under the leadership of VHP. Huge procession was held in Badiadka town by the VHP. The procession which began from the vicinity of Dr Krishnamurthy’s house ended at Badiadka main bus stand…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Remembrance Day 2022: Australians Gather Across the Country to Commemorate Fallen Soldiers in World War I

Australians across the country have gathered to commemorate Remembrance Day, in honour of the soldiers who fought, died and suffered in World War I.

Originally known as Armistice Day, the date marks the day when the guns on the Western Front fell silent as the German leaders signed an Armistice at 11am on November 11, 1918, bringing an end to four years of bloody warfare.

After three years of COVID-19 restrictions, crowds on Friday were able to gather for the first time to mark the 104th anniversary of the Armistice and end of WWI.

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

12 Killed in Nigeria Gasoline Tanker Explosion, Police Say

A gasoline tanker crashed and then exploded in north-central Nigeria, killing at least 12 people, police said Friday.

The tanker had brake failure along a major road in the Ofu council area in Kogi state on Thursday night when it collided with a vehicle obstructing the highway, causing a fireball, a police spokesman told The Associated Press.

The vehicle “crushed cars on the way” and all the victims were burnt to death, said William Ovye Aya with the Kogi police command.

Bisi Kazeem with Nigeria’s Federal Road Safety Corps said other people were injured in the crash.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Afghan Arrested Over Stabbing Murder of French Teen

An Afghan migrant has been arrested by French police this week in connection with the fatal stabbing of a young 19-year-old woman after the Afghan allegedly admitted to the girl’s father he had carried out the killing.

The 23-year-olf Afghan national was taken into custody by police in the commune of Ronchin near Lille earlier this week on Wednesday at his apartment after the 19-year-old victim, said to be the Afghan’s girlfriend, had been found stabbed to death.

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

Biden’s Border Chief ‘Told to Resign or be Fired’ Over Historic Surge in Migrant Crossings and After He Was Accused of Sleeping During Meetings

A top border official said on Friday he had been asked to resign or be fired amid tension in the Biden administration over a record number of migrant crossings and following claims he falls asleep during meetings.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Commissioner Chris Magnus said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times and the Washington Post that he had been asked to step down by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas or be removed from the role.

Magnus said he would not resign and defended his commitment to the agency, according to the reports, despite the increase in border apprehensions and asylum seekers crossing the southern border during his tenure.

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

France: Controversial Former Paris Police Chief Absolves Illegals of Their Crimes

Former Paris police prefect Didier Lallement shared his view on illegal immigrants: “The reality is that, in order not to become a delinquent after arriving in France in chaotic situations, you have to be a saint.”

The controversial Didier Lallement also revisited his questionable management of the Yellow Vest crisis and denounced the “bitterness and acrimony” of the demonstrators. He praised “the courage of the police officers” who “almost opened fire”.

Forty-three cases of eye injuries were recorded in 2018 and 2019 in France during the Yellow Vest protests, compared to only two reported in 2016 and one in 2017. The figures from this study, conducted in French hospitals, was published in the scientific journal The Lancet.

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

Italy Will be Firm But Fair in Tackling Illegal Immigration, Says Defense Minister

Italy intends to implement its own immigration policy which favors those in need, regardless of opinions from liberal governments of its neighbors and the European Union, the country’s newly-appointed Minister of Defense Guido Crosetto has revealed.

In an interview with Il Messaggero newspaper, Crosetto took aim at a European Union that has for too long provided insufficient support to national governments bearing the brunt of the migration crisis, and said the new administration’s intention was to “oblige and force” the European Union to “not turn away” and to take a “serious, rational, definitive” approach to the ongoing problems in the Mediterranean.

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

Now Eric Adams Will House Migrants at $450-a-Night Hotel a Block From Central Park With a Swimming Pool on Its Roof — After Shutting Down $650,000 ‘Adams Tent City’

New York City Mayor Eric Adams is now housing migrants in the glamorous Watson Hotel, a $450-a-night, 3.5 star hotel a block away from Central Park, after Adams’ Tent City was shut down.

Migrants were spotted arriving at The Watson Hotel after being transported from the tent facility on Randall’s Island, and the new hotel guests were all smiles as they checked out their new temporary home.

The hotel — which comes with a plethora of amenities including a fitness center, indoor swimming pool and a restaurant in the lobby — will start accepting migrants on Monday and will host up to 600 people.

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

Ocean Viking: Meloni Slams ‘Aggressive’ France as Migrant Rescue Ship Row Escalates

A charity-run ship carrying around 230 migrants rescued at sea docked at a French port on Friday after being turned away by Italy, as a war of words over their fate between the two European Union neighbours intensified.

France warned Italy of “severe consequences” before the Ocean Viking arrived at the southern port of Toulon. The charity ship was denied entry by Rome after it rescued the migrants in the Mediterranean.

That brought an angry response from Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni, head of Italy’s most right-wing government in decades, who now appears ready to push the dispute to the top of the European agenda.

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

The Map That Shows the Scale of Britain’s Asylum Crisis and Reveals the Rise in the Number of Hotels Used by the Government to House Migrants at a Daily Cost of £6.8 Million to Taxpayers

This map of Britain reveals the drama-tic rise in the number of hotels requisitioned by the Government to house migrants at a £6.8 million daily cost to taxpayers.

Cities, towns and villages from London to rural Lincolnshire, Wales’s Snowdonia to Devon seaside resorts, are providing emergency rooms, at up to £150 a night per person, for thousands of arrivals needing a roof over their heads in the growing immigration crisis.

It is thought at least 200 hotels have now been taken over by the Government, housing some 37,000 migrants. Approximately a third are marked on this map, including a cluster of 20 in the West Midlands, housing hundreds of migrant guests.

The Mail has discovered that some state-requisitioned hotels, now closed to the visiting public, have given sanctuary to young men earmarked for deportation after slipping into the UK on traffickers’ Channel boats within the past few weeks.

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

The Police Are Now Checking Every Truck for Migrants, Czechs and Slovaks Will Cooperate

There will be no immediate abolition of border controls with Slovakia. After a meeting, Minister of the Interior Vit Rakusan admitted, however, that they should process as quickly as possible for Czech and Slovak citizens. On Wednesday, the countries agreed on intensified mutual police cooperation around the borders. The controls that Czechia introduced mainly because of illegal migrants from Syria are an obstacle primarily for freight transport. According to Slovakia, they violate the rules of the Schengen Area. At the same time, Austria will extend border controls with Slovakia until at least December 12, and they will remain in force with Hungary and Slovenia until at least mid-May, as reported by the Novinky news outlet.

Prime Minister Petr Fiala met with Slovak Prime Minister Eduard Heger in Prague on Thursday evening due to checks that the Czech Republic re-introduced at the border with Slovakia in September after the covid pandemic. Ministers of the Interior and representatives of the police also met with them.

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

UK: Illegal Migrants to be Housed on Luxury Cruise Ships

4 and 5 star hotels in prime tourist areas? Not good enough.

The government is now planning to house illegal boat migrants on luxury cruise ships.

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

UK: Six Local Governments Take Central Govt to Court to Stop Hotels Being Rammed Full of Migrants

Six local governments are now fighting Britain’s central government in court after having hotels in their area flooded with migrants with minimal or even zero prior consultation.

With thousands of migrants, many of whom have reached the United Kingdom by paying criminal people-smugglers to bring them across the English Channel in small boats or by stowing away in heavy good vehicles, now accommodated in often luxurious hotels at the taxpayers’ expense, some councils are attempting to stop the influx in court, complaining they are not being sufficiently consulted and that the needs of their local authority areas have not been adequately accounted for by the central government under Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

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

Escape From the Message

Trust in news media has plummeted, so THE MESSAGE is now increasingly being crowbarred into daytime TV shows.

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

Maine Law Could Remove Children From Parents Who Don’t Go Along With Gender Ideology

The Maine Department of Education (MDOE) is considering the addition of a new chapter to its rules regarding the duties of school counselors and social workers, one that could see these staff members assisting children in gender transitions without informing the parents of their child.

Chapter 117 is currently being considered by the MDOE, with the deadline for public comments being November 14.

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

Scottish Govt Accused of ‘Biological Denialism’ Gender Law Case

The For Women Scotland group have accused the Scottish government of engaging in “biological denialism” by making transwomen eligible for women-only quotas on public boards.

Lawyers for the For Woman Scotland gender-critical feminist said Scotland’s left-separatist Scottish National Party (SNP) government — roughly equivalent to a U.S. state government — and the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) were effectively “inventing” a new way of determining a person’s sex.

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

UK: Daily Mail Comment: Woke Police Chiefs Are Failing the Public

DAILY MAIL COMMENT: Another day, another police officer makes a complete ass of himself. This time it’s anti-terror chief Matt Jukes, who has been traipsing around in a ‘MenoVest’ jacket.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘We Will Shut Down These Barbaric Practices’: De-Transitioned Teen, 18, Who Had a Double Mastectomy Aged 15 SUES Doctors Who Operated on Her and ‘Told Parents She Was Suicide Risk’

Chloe Cole, from California, said she launched legal action against the doctors to hold them ‘accountable’ for removing her breasts.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

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

  1. Reading today’s news roundup, I feel as if I’m in a time-traveling accordion, where all of humanity’s worst traits are being compressed and no one can muster their senses to change course. Mankind has surely been overtaken by evil forces.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.