Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/12/2022

Two WW2-era aircraft taking part in an air show collided in mid-air today over an airfield in Dallas. After the collision the planes plunged to the ground and exploded. All crew members — either five or six people — are thought to have perished, but no one on the ground was injured.

In other news, more than 40,000 migrants have crossed the English Channel to get to Britain so far this year.

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Financial Crisis
» Dem Megadonor Under Federal Investigation Bankrolled Lawmakers Overseeing the Agency He Was Lobbying
» FTX Founder Spent $40 Million as Democrat Midterm Megadonor
» FTX Held Just $900MM in Liquid Assets vs $9BN in Liabilities as Video Emerges Confirming Alameda Knew it Was Pilfering Client Funds
» FTX Hit by Mysterious $662 Million Outflow Amid Revelation That SBF Implemented Bookkeeping “Backdoor”
» ‘No Other Way’ — Globalist Hunt Prepares British Public for Tax Hikes, Service Cuts
» Sam Bankman-Fried is ‘Under Supervision’ in Bahamas, Looking to Flee to Dubai
» UK Heads for Long Recession as Economy Shrinks by 0.2%
 
USA
» “Your Words Are Violence!”: Coulter Cancelled at Cornell
» 2 Planes Crash Mid-Flight During Airshow in Dallas
» Alleged Robber, Witness Fatally Shoot Each Other During Hold-Up at South Shore Store: Police
» Biden Mixes Up His Countries and Continents Again on Trip to Regional Summit
» Blake Masters: Mitch McConnell ‘Doesn’t Deserve’ Leadership Post
» Corporate America Bombards Black People With Junk Food Ads
» Exclusive: CIA Director’s Former Think Tank Hired Experts From Nonprofits Controlled by Chinese Spy Agencies
» FBI Should Have 14 Days, Not 66 Years, To Produce Seth Rich Information: Lawyer
» Hubble Captures 3 Faces of Evolving Supernova in the Early Universe
» Human Skulls, Skeletal Remains Unearthed by Hurricane Nicole on Florida Beach
» Shocking Video Shows Plane Collides With B-17 Bomber at Dallas Airshow
» Syracuse Students Not Interested or Engaged in Mandatory Diversity Course: Report
» Two Planes Collide Mid-Air in Fatal Dallas Air Show Crash
» Violent San Diego Antifa Member Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison
» Woman Arrested for Stabbing Man With Grilling Fork
 
Canada
» Trudeau Liberals to Facilitate Suicide for the Mentally Ill Starting in March
 
Europe and the EU
» Alarmists: Nine Years to Avoid ‘Critical Climate Change Threshold’
» Climate Protesters in Portugal Storm Building, Urge Minister to Step Down
» EU Condemns ‘Great Replacement’ Theory Alongside FGM and Honour Killings
» Irish Government Accused of ‘Thought Policing’ With Proposed Hate Speech Law
» Spain Orders ‘Biomonitoring’ of Its Population
» The Supreme Court Judges’ Green Light to Protestors: Just Stop Oil Eco-Zealots Are Understood to be Exploiting a Legal Loophole to Block Roads and Cause Travel Chaos Across the UK
» UK: BLM Activist Charged With Fraud Over Allegedly Missing Donations on Statue Smasher Fundraising Page
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Booed as Climate Activists Disrupt London Lord Mayor’s Show — Watch
» UK: Just Stop Oil Protests: Airbags Saved Motorbike Officer Hurt on M25
» UK: Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer Plans Crackdown on Just Stop Oil Eco-Zealots With Tougher Sentences if He Wins the Next Election
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Protection From 4th Dose of COVID Vaccine Wanes Completely Within Months: Study
 
Middle East
» Protests, Strikes in Universities as Iran’s Unrest Enters 9th Week
 
Russia
» Ukrainians Fly EU Flag in Kherson to Celebrate Russian Retreat
» Ukrainian Military Claims it Has Now ‘Liquidated’ Over 80,000 Russians
 
South Asia
» Pakistan “Has No Option But to Ration” Nat Gas Supply This Winter
 
Australia — Pacific
» COVID Doomsayers Who Want to Force Everyone to Wear Masks Issue Grim Warning Over 800 Infected Cruise Passengers — Despite All of Them Being Asymptomatic or Very Mildly Ill With Australia Desperate to Move on From Punishing Virus Rules
» Stabbing Victim, 20, Seen on CCTV Desperately Knocking on Doors With Life-Threatening Injuries While a Girl, 17, Is Found Injured Nearby and a Man, 26, Is Arrested
 
Immigration
» Breaking News: Biden’s Border Chief Chris Magnus Resigns Over Historic Surge in Migrant Crossings and Claims He Falls Asleep During Meetings as Husband Says He’s Been Made a Scapegoat
» Channel Migrants Clash With French Police as Authorities Frustrate Attempts at Mass Launch of Small Boats
» ‘Hotel Britain Must End’: Immigration Minister Says the UK Must Disincentivise ‘Asylum Shopping’ by Housing Migrants in ‘Simple, Functional Spaces’ As Opposed to ‘Luxury’ Rooms
» New York City to Close Migrant Encampment in Favor of Hotels Amid Surge in Arrivals
» Total Number of Migrants Crossing Channel to Get to UK in 2022 Hits 40,000 as it is Announced Arrivals at Manston Processing Centre Will Now be Vaccinated Against DIPTHERIA
» UK: ‘Disgrace’ — Albanians Drape National Flag Over Churchill Amid Huge London Protests
» UK: GB News Sees Evidence of Up to 6,000 Migrants Waiting to Cross Channel on Small Boats From France
» Where is the Italian Asylum Crackdown?
 
Culture Wars
» Federal Judge Strikes Down a Key Part of President Biden’s Transgender Agenda
 

Dem Megadonor Under Federal Investigation Bankrolled Lawmakers Overseeing the Agency He Was Lobbying

Sam Bankman-Fried, prolific Democratic donor and ex-CEO of now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange FTX, funded the campaigns of members of Congress overseeing the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), one of the key bodies tasked with regulating the crypto industry and the subject of Bankman-Fried’s aggressive lobbying.

Bankman-Fried’s FTX is currently under investigation by the CFTC and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) after Bankman-Fried allegedly moved $10 billion in client assets from his crypto exchange to his trading firm Alameda Research, and a liquidity crisis at his exchange which prompted the company to file for bankruptcy. However, prior to the agency’s probe, Bankman-Fried aggressively courted the CFTC — and funded several key lawmakers charged with overseeing the agency, pouring cash into their campaign coffers.

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

FTX Founder Spent $40 Million as Democrat Midterm Megadonor

Leading up to Sam Bankman-Fried’s spectacular implosion — in which his firm FTX evaporated billions in wealth after the now-bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange allegedly commingled client assets with his trading firm into a liquidity crunch — he became the sixth-largest donor in this year’s midterm election cycle, giving some $40 million to mostly Democratic candidates and causes.

According to Forbes, Bankman-Fried was second only to George Soros among billionaire donors to Democratic groups during the 2022 midterm election cycle.

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

FTX Held Just $900MM in Liquid Assets vs $9BN in Liabilities as Video Emerges Confirming Alameda Knew it Was Pilfering Client Funds

On Friday, we first learned courtesy of a mystery twitter account belonging to an anonymous FTX insider, that the now bankrupt crypto exchange held just $900 million in liquid assets (including, among other things, a $7.3 million online bet by Democrat megadonor Sam Bankman-Fried for Trump to lose).

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

FTX Hit by Mysterious $662 Million Outflow Amid Revelation That SBF Implemented Bookkeeping “Backdoor”

Summary:

Sam Bankman-Fried’s now bankrupted crypto exchange FTX plunged into further chaos late Friday night and Saturday morning after the company detected unauthorized transactions.

Bloomberg said the exchange was “hit by a mysterious outflow of about $662 million in tokens in the past 24 hours.”

These outflows came just hours after FTX filed for bankruptcy on Friday, and customers rushed to withdraw $6 billion over the last several days amid a failed Binance rescue deal.

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

‘No Other Way’ — Globalist Hunt Prepares British Public for Tax Hikes, Service Cuts

Britain’s Chancellor of the Exchequer is laying the groundwork for a series of tax hikes and service cuts in the name of fighting inflation.

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt, the failed 2019 Conservative Party leadership election contender who serves as finance minister to Rishi Sunak, the failed September 2022 Conservative Party leadership election contender — now Prime Minister anyway — will announce a budget on November 17th, in the wake of Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures suggesting the British economy contracted in the third quarter of 2022.

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

Sam Bankman-Fried is ‘Under Supervision’ in Bahamas, Looking to Flee to Dubai

FTX former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, co-founder Gary Wang and director of engineering Nishad Singh are understood to be in the Bahamas and are “under supervision” by the local authorities.

The source familiar with the matter told Cointelegraph that the three former FTX executives, as well as Alameda Research CEO Caroline Ellison, are looking for ways to flee to Dubai, which “doesn’t have any extradition treaties” — likely in reference to the United States.

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

UK Heads for Long Recession as Economy Shrinks by 0.2%

In its first estimate of growth in the third quarter, the Office for National Statistics presented a bleak picture of the economy before next week’s autumn statement from the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt.

The Bank of England expects the latest gross domestic product figures to be the start of a prolonged UK recession — as rising interest rates and the cost of living take their toll on activity — lasting until the end of next year. Another negative growth figure for the final three months of 2022 would confirm a technical recession.

The ONS said the performance of the economy in the three months to September had been affected by the extra bank holiday for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II, which led to weaker activity.

The reading comes just a week after the Bank of England published a caveated forecast that the UK might be headed for an eight-quarter recession, the longest consecutive recession since reliable records began in the 1920s.

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

“Your Words Are Violence!”: Coulter Cancelled at Cornell

Authored by Jonathan Turley

This week, we saw another incident of protesters shutting down an event to prevent others from hearing opposing views. At an event with commentator and author Ann Coulter, one protester yelled “Your words are violence.” It is the latest example of how some on the left are treating free speech as harm on college campuses. Unlike many other incidents, however, Cornell has stood by the right of the student group, Network of Enlightened Women, to hold the event and pledged to hold students accountable for the cancellation of the speech.

Students and faculty previously pressured Cornell to cancel Coulter as someone who engages in “hate speech” and declared her speaking on campus as harmful. Cornell stood with free speech. However, the event lasted only 30 minutes until protesters succeeded in shouting down Coulter.

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

2 Planes Crash Mid-Flight During Airshow in Dallas

The Wings Over Dallas Airshow was being held at Dallas Executive Airport near U.S. 67 in the Red Bird area of southwest Dallas

Dallas Fire-Rescue reported an Alert 3 — Aircraft Emergency, after a mid-air collision involving two historic military planes at Dallas Executive Airport in Texas.

A Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra collided and crashed to the ground at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow around 1:20 p.m. Saturday, according to the FAA.

“It’s like literally as you looked up you saw the big plane and then you saw one of the little planes split off from the three and then as soon as it split off it’s like they just collided into each other and the little plane split the big plane in half. I honestly can’t believe that we witnessed that, like just standing here underneath it.” said Morgan Curry who saw the crash from a nearby parking lot. “We were all just standing there like ‘what just happened?’“

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Alleged Robber, Witness Fatally Shoot Each Other During Hold-Up at South Shore Store: Police

A robbery near 73rd Street and Coles Avenue ended with two men dead, including the suspect and a concealed carry license holder who tried to intervene.

A would-be robber and a witness who tried to stop the hold-up inside a South Shore grocery fatally shot each other Friday night, police said.

The exchange of gunfire started about 6:20 p.m. when Nicholas Williams walked into the supermarket in the 2600 block of East 73rd Street and showed a handgun, according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Williams, 24, shot Ali Hassan, 63, in the chest and back, authorities said.

Hassan, who had a Firearm Owner’s Identification card with a concealed carry license, pulled a gun from his waistband and fired back, authorities said, hitting Williams in the chest.

The younger man ran from the store but collapsed about a block away in the 7200 block of South Coles, where he was pronounced dead. Williams lived in the neighborhood.

Hassan, a Berwyn resident, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and he died there soon after, authorities said.

Three guns were recovered from the scene — both Hassan’s and Williams’ guns, as well as another gun behind the counter, police said.

It wasn’t immediately clear if Hassan worked at the market. Police said there was another witness inside the store who wasn’t hurt.

The shooting is still under investigation.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Mixes Up His Countries and Continents Again on Trip to Regional Summit

Colombia is apparently “top of mind” for President Joe Biden, who seemed to confuse the South America nation with Cambodia while traveling to Phnom Penh for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit and again Saturday while thanking Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen for his leadership as chair.

“Now that we’re back together here in Cambodia, I look forward to building even stronger progress than we’ve already made, and I want to thank the Prime Minister of Colombia for his leadership as ASEAN chair and for hosting all of us,” Biden declared as he opened the summit, according to Reuters.

Biden similarly referred to Cambodia as the South American nation when talking with reporters before departing for the ASEAN summit announcing that he was “heading over to Colombia” before correcting himself, reported Fox News.

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

Blake Masters: Mitch McConnell ‘Doesn’t Deserve’ Leadership Post

Arizona Republican senatorial candidate Blake Masters slammed Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky Friday, saying McConnell “doesn’t deserve” a leadership post.

“I think Arizonans deserve much, much better and when Kari Lake is governor, they’re gonna get it. So, Maricopa County elections, maybe they are working hard, God bless them, it’s at best, just incompetent. But do you know what else is incompetent, Tucker? The establishment. The people who control the purse strings,” Masters said.

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

Corporate America Bombards Black People With Junk Food Ads

A new study reveals corporate America disproportionately targets Black and Hispanic consumers with junk food, such as candy, sugary drinks, snacks, and fast food, more than any other race.

The Rudd Center for Food and Policy Health at the University of Connecticut found Black youth and adults were subjected to 21% more junk food ads than their white counterparts. Researchers said corporate America boosted their advertising budgets on Spanish-speaking television stations as a total proportion of their ad budget.

As the advertising industry drastically changes, companies are embracing celebrities and influencers to promote their products on television and social media. Researchers said advertisers hired celebrities from Black and Hispanic communities to encourage young people of color to purchase junk food.

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

Exclusive: CIA Director’s Former Think Tank Hired Experts From Nonprofits Controlled by Chinese Spy Agencies

An elite Washington, D.C., think tank has employed individuals who’ve worked for front groups controlled by Chinese spy agencies, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has employed over a dozen individuals who’ve worked in a range of capacities at China-based nonprofits set up or co-opted by Chinese intelligence agencies, including the Ministry of State Security (MSS) and the intel arm of the People’s Liberation Army.

These individuals have served as experts in various policy areas, including international relations, American politics and nuclear policy while working at both the think tank’s D.C. headquarters and at its Tsinghua University center in Beijing. Moreover, not only did Carnegie employ the majority of these experts while current CIA Director William Burns was president of the think tank, but, according to the nonprofit’s current records, Carnegie still employs individuals working for Chinese intelligence front groups.

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

FBI Should Have 14 Days, Not 66 Years, To Produce Seth Rich Information: Lawyer

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

The FBI should only have 14 days, not 66 years, to produce information from Seth Rich’s laptop computer, a lawyer argued in a new court filing.

After a U.S. judge ordered the FBI to produce the information, the bureau said that it should not be required to hand it over because of exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). And if the bureau still had to produce the information, government lawyers said it should have 66 years because it needs to review the information and redact certain information.

Ty Clevenger, the attorney representing Brian Huddleston, the Texas man who sued the FBI over the information, disagreed.

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

Hubble Captures 3 Faces of Evolving Supernova in the Early Universe

Three different moments in a far-off supernova explosion were captured in a single snapshot by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. The star exploded more than 11 billion years ago, when the universe was less than a fifth of its current age of 13.8 billion years.

This is the first detailed look at a supernova so early in the universe’s history. The research could help scientists learn more about the formation of stars and galaxies in the early universe. The supernova images are also special because they show the early stages of a stellar explosion.

“It is quite rare that a supernova can be detected at a very early stage, because that stage is really short,” explained Wenlei Chen, first author of the paper and a postdoctoral researcher in the University of Minnesota School of Physics and Astronomy. “It only lasts for hours to a few days, and it can be easily missed even for a nearby detection. In the same exposure, we are able to see a sequence of the images—like multiple faces of a supernova.”

This was possible through a phenomenon called gravitational lensing, which was first predicted in Einstein’s theory of general relativity. In this case, the immense gravity of the galaxy cluster Abell 370 acted as a cosmic lens, bending and magnifying the light from the more distant supernova located behind the cluster.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Human Skulls, Skeletal Remains Unearthed by Hurricane Nicole on Florida Beach

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. — Remains of six human bodies were unearthed Thursday along Chastain Beach after Hurricane Nicole tore through the east coast of Florida, according to the Martin County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies said a beachgoer discovered the remains, which are believed to belong to Native Americans — potentially centuries old.

The man who found the remains said he called authorities upon discovery to make sure the bones were properly cared for.

According to the sheriff’s office, skulls and several leg bones were found.

“The bones will be turned over to historians from some of the local universities are here,” Deputy Jon Budensiek said. “They will make sure they are properly respected and preserved for history.”

Budensiek said the bones will be laid back where they were originally found.

He also urged people to not look for the remains, as it’s a felony crime to dig up artifacts like these.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Shocking Video Shows Plane Collides With B-17 Bomber at Dallas Airshow

Update (1745ET):

ABC News’ Jeffery Cook tweeted, “six people, all crew members, are feared to be dead after a mid-air collision between two WWII-era airplanes at the Wings Over Dallas airshow today.”

Update (1627ET):

Both aircraft involved in the mid-air crash were historic military planes. The first, which we noted earlier, was a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress.

The second is a Bell P-63 Kingcobra.

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

Syracuse Students Not Interested or Engaged in Mandatory Diversity Course: Report

Syracuse University students are not interested in a mandatory diversity course, with some criticizing it as too focused on finger pointing and singling out individuals.

“While Syracuse University structures its First-Year Seminar 101 course around students sharing their experiences with their cultures and identities, students taking the course said nobody wants to speak,” The Daily Orange reported. “In some classes, students said they don’t know each other’s names.”

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

Two Planes Collide Mid-Air in Fatal Dallas Air Show Crash

DALLAS Two World War II-era planes collided in midair Saturday afternoon in a deadly crash at the Wings Over Dallas Airshow at the Dallas Executive Airport.

The planes involved were a Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress and a Bell P-63 Kingcobra, according to a statement from the Federal Aviation Administration. The FAA said the two planes collided and crashed to the ground around 1:20 p.m.

Officials have not confirmed the number of fatalities or the extent of any injuries but said the B-17 had a crew of four or five people, while the Kingcobra was flown by a single pilot. No paying customers were on board.

The Allied Pilots Association said in a tweet Saturday night that two of its former members were killed on board the B-17. The pilots association, which is the union that represents American Airlines pilots, identified the crew members as Terry Barker and Len Root, who retired in 2020 and 2021, respectively.

“Our hearts go out to their families, friends, and colleagues past and present,” the tweet read.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Violent San Diego Antifa Member Sentenced to Nearly Five Years in Prison

The first of 11 Antifa defendants who rioted in Pacific Beach more than a year ago was sentenced to prison on Thursday. Erich Louis “Nikki” Yach, now 38, admitted to three violent felonies in a plea deal and was sentenced to 56 months in a California state prison. Yach will have 362 days credited against his time in prison, for the 316 days served along with “good time custody credits.”

Those who were victims of Yach during the Antifa riot in Pacific Beach, California, on January 9, 2021, were expected to speak Thursday morning in court, but none appeared on the courtroom’s video monitor. The hearing had been moved to a different, numbered courtroom so that might have been a contributing factor to their absence.

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

Woman Arrested for Stabbing Man With Grilling Fork

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Shaquita Joyce McLean, 35, was arrested on Thursday and charged with aggravated battery and obstructing justice after allegedly stabbing a man with a grilling fork. It was also her second arrest in three days.

The victim reportedly told an Alachua County Sheriff’s Deputy that he and McLean have known each other for several months and that he often drove her to work. On Thursday, McLean came over to his house to watch a movie, and the victim said he was laughing at the movie but McLean thought he was laughing at her; she allegedly produced a knife and tried to stab him. The victim said he was able to evade the attack and took the knife from her but received a cut on his forearm that was about two inches long.

The victim reportedly said that McLean then went to the kitchen and found a two-pronged grilling fork, then stabbed him in the upper abdomen, resulting in a two-inch wound.

Post Miranda, McLean reportedly said the victim had grabbed her while she was walking and dragged her into his apartment. She said she was choked until she was almost unconscious but fought off her attacker by hitting him with a clothes iron and then a fire extinguisher.

However, the deputy reportedly found text messages on McLean’s phone between her and the victim, proving that they weren’t strangers. When McLean was asked to explain that, she reportedly said she lets random people in Holly Heights use her phone.

A white jacket with fresh blood stains was found in the bushes near where McLean was detained; when she was asked why she discarded the jacket, she said she didn’t know why she threw it in the bushes.

After McLean was arrested, she reportedly said she wanted to tell the truth and admitted that she had gone to the victim’s house to “chill” and later decided to leave. She said that the victim grabbed her by the arm to prevent her from leaving, and she saw a knife and grabbed it but the victim sliced his own arm when he reached for the knife. She reportedly said he wrestled her over the knife and choked her, so she got the meat fork and the victim approached her, stabbing himself in the abdomen.

The report notes that blood was found in various spots on the floor, walls, and furniture, and there were a knife and grilling fork with blood on them. A clothes iron and fire extinguisher were also reportedly found on the floor.

McLean was also arrested on Nov. 8 on a warrant for failure to appear on a charge of driving without a valid license; she was pulled over for driving 20 mph under the speed limit and cited again for driving without a valid license.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Trudeau Liberals to Facilitate Suicide for the Mentally Ill Starting in March

Changes are being made to Medical Assitance in Dying (MAID) which will expand eligibility criteria to eliminate the “reasonable foreseeability of natural death” criterion. This means that it will no longer be required for a person’s death to be reasonably foreseeable to receive MAID services.

The government of Canada’s website says that those whose only medical condition is a mental illness will not be eligible for MAID until March 2023, meaning that it will be fully available for those with just a mental condition after that date.

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

Alarmists: Nine Years to Avoid ‘Critical Climate Change Threshold’

ROME — Climate change alarmists are pressing for faster transition away from affordable fossil fuels, insisting that the world has only nine years to avoid a “critical climate change threshold.”

Citing the yearly Global Carbon Budget report, Zack Budryk wrote in the Hill Friday that humanity must radically reduce its consumption of fossil fuels to avoid crossing the 1.5-degree warming threshold, warning that at current levels that threshold will be reached in just nine years.

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

Climate Protesters in Portugal Storm Building, Urge Minister to Step Down

LISBON, Nov 12 (Reuters) — Hundreds of protesters angry about the climate crisis took to the streets of Lisbon on Saturday, with dozens storming a building where Portugal’s Economy Minister Antonio Costa e Silva was speaking demanding that the former oil executive resign.

Holding banners and chanting slogans, protesters demanded climate action. As some demonstrators broke into the building, those outside shouted: “Out Costa e Silva!”

Police officers dragged the protesters out of the building. Portuguese broadcaster RTP reported the minister left the building through a back door.

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

EU Condemns ‘Great Replacement’ Theory Alongside FGM and Honour Killings

In a resolution adopted this week, the European Union has condemned structural and institutional racism along with denouncing the demographic theory of a “Great Replacement”.

The resolution calls for a “ robust and multifaceted approach” to combat racism in the European Union and claims that members of the “extreme right” have pushed conspiracy theories such as the “Great Replacement” theory of demographic change.

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

Irish Government Accused of ‘Thought Policing’ With Proposed Hate Speech Law

Government ministers have been accused of pushing “thought policing” hate speech laws that could see people jailed for so much as possessing material that is deemed to be hateful.

Members of Ireland’s parliament have slammed the country’s government as wanting to implement a regime of “thought policing” in the European Union member-state.

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

Spain Orders ‘Biomonitoring’ of Its Population

The aim of the government’s biomonitoring programme is to investigate what damage to health the more than 23 000 chemical substances registered in the EU could cause. “Emerging risks” are expected to be included.

The left-socialist government coalition around Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez claims to be concerned that the population is being exposed to more and more chemical substances and products that are harmful to health.

Therefore, on November 3, 2022, it was officially ordered that the population should be subjected to “biomonitoring” with immediate effect. For this purpose, the Decree PCM/1049/2022 “Establishing the Interministerial Commission for Human Biomonitoring” was published. As usual, the government relies on EU guidelines on this issue.

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

The Supreme Court Judges’ Green Light to Protestors: Just Stop Oil Eco-Zealots Are Understood to be Exploiting a Legal Loophole to Block Roads and Cause Travel Chaos Across the UK

Supreme Court judges were last night blamed for giving the green light to eco-zealots to cause mayhem on Britain’s roads.

The Mail on Sunday understands that activists from Just Stop Oil are exploiting an extraordinary legal ruling made by the country’s most senior judges more than a year ago that protests can be a ‘lawful excuse’ to block roads.

The ruling followed the prosecution of four anti-arms trade protesters who blocked a road leading to the ExCel Centre while it hosted an arms fair in September 2017.

In June 2021 the Supreme Court, established by Tony Blair’s Labour government, reversed a High Court decision and overturned the protesters’ convictions.

It ruled that protesters can have a ‘lawful excuse’ defence under the European Convention of Human Rights against the offence of obstructing a highway, even where they have used ‘deliberately physically obstructive conduct.’

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

UK: BLM Activist Charged With Fraud Over Allegedly Missing Donations on Statue Smasher Fundraising Page

A Black Lives Matter activist in Bristol, England has been charged with fraud in connection to allegedly missing money from a fundraising page established to provide legal fees for those who toppled the statue of Edward Colston.

Avon and Somerset Police announced this week that BLM activist Xahra Saleem, 22, has been charged with two counts of fraud over two fundraising pages and will appear before a magistrates court in Bristol in January, the Bristol Post reported.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Booed as Climate Activists Disrupt London Lord Mayor’s Show — Watch

EXTINCTION Rebellion protestors were booed as the activists attempted to disrupt the Lord Mayors Show in London on Saturday.

Police quickly brought the small protest to an end and dragged off the Extinction Rebellion activists from the route of the parade through the City of London. Onlookers could be heard booing the eco-mob as they attempt to blockade the street. A large crowd has gathered to watch the 800-year-old event which included bands and soldiers marching through the Square Mile.

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

UK: Just Stop Oil Protests: Airbags Saved Motorbike Officer Hurt on M25

A motorbike police officer injured on the M25 amid climate protests was saved by airbags built into his clothing, his force has said.

The Essex Police officer was hurt in a collision which also involved two lorries at a rolling roadblock on Wednesday.

Police said the airbags were activated as he was thrown from his motorcycle.

The officer, who had 20 years’ experience, was still recovering from his injuries, the force said.

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

UK: Labour Leader Sir Keir Starmer Plans Crackdown on Just Stop Oil Eco-Zealots With Tougher Sentences if He Wins the Next Election

Labour is drawing up plans to hit Just Stop Oil eco-zealots with stiffer sentences if Sir Keir Starmer takes his party into government.

Sir Keir, a former Director of Public Prosecutions, is said to be determined to crack down on eco-protesters who have blocked emergency services and created misery for people across Britain.

The Mail on Sunday understands Labour is looking at issuing guidance to judges to hand down tougher sentences where possible. However, the party is also calling on greater use of injunctions to curb the behaviour of protesters who glue themselves to roads to cause maximum disruption.

A source close to him said Sir Keir ‘just fundamentally believes there’s a right and respectful way of doing things and this sort of behaviour irritates him something rotten. He’s fired up.’

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Protection From 4th Dose of COVID Vaccine Wanes Completely Within Months: Study

Authored by Lia Onely via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

An Israeli study found that antibody levels after a fourth dose of the Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine returned to similar levels as after the 3rd dose after about four months.

The study, conducted among health care workers at the Sheba Medical Center, the largest hospital in Israel, found that the immunological protection of the 4th dose “was much smaller and had waned completely by 13 weeks after vaccination.”

It found “no substantial additional effectiveness over a third dose at 15 to 26 weeks after vaccination.”

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Protests, Strikes in Universities as Iran’s Unrest Enters 9th Week

Antigovernment demonstrations continued in Iran on Saturday, with gatherings, sit-ins, and student protests in various cities.

In the capital Tehran students of Tehran, Sharif, Science and Culture, and Beheshti universities staged protests to show anger at the apprehension of their colleagues by security forces. Reports say that more than 200 university student shave been detained since September.

In Kharazmi University of Karaj, west of Tehran, students chanted slogans such as, “People, why are you sitting still? You are our savior” and “They have killed students and replaced them with Mullahs.”

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Ukrainians Fly EU Flag in Kherson to Celebrate Russian Retreat

A regional official has confirmed that the Ukrainian flag has been raised Friday over the contested city of Kherson, two days after Russian forces commander Gen. Sergei Surovikin announced a major withdrawal of his troops in a surprise admission being interpreted internationally as a major strategic defeat in the south.

Reuters has cited Ukrainian regional lawmaker Serhiy Khlan to say the “final stage of reclaiming the west bank of the Dnipro River in the southern Kherson region” is underway, after Russian forces moved to the opposite side in a draw down from the city. The flag of the European Union was also seen raised alongside the Ukrainian flag over the city’s central administrative building, with photos widely circulating on social media.

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Ukrainian Military Claims it Has Now ‘Liquidated’ Over 80,000 Russians

Ukrainian state media claims the country’s forces have now “terminated” over 80,000 Russians since Vladimir Putin launched his full-scale invasion, or “special military operation”, in February.

Some 810 of the alleged Russian casualties — claims of enemy losses by both parties in the conflict are near-impossible to fully verify, given the circumstances — were inflicted in the last day of the fighting, reported Ukrinform, citing a post on the official Facebook page of the Armed Forces of Ukraine (AFU).

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Pakistan “Has No Option But to Ration” Nat Gas Supply This Winter

Authored by Charles Kennedy via OilPrice.com,

  • The energy crisis in Pakistan has deepened this year.
  • Gas supplies available for households will be very limited this winter.
  • Pakistani households will have gas available for three hours in the morning, two hours in the afternoon, and three hours in the evening.

Pakistan has no other option but to ration natural gas supply this winter, with gas provided three times a day for cooking to households, amid acute shortages and a forex crisis in the world’s fifth most populous country, an official from the petroleum ministry told a Parliament panel this week.

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COVID Doomsayers Who Want to Force Everyone to Wear Masks Issue Grim Warning Over 800 Infected Cruise Passengers — Despite All of Them Being Asymptomatic or Very Mildly Ill With Australia Desperate to Move on From Punishing Virus Rules

The Majestic Princess sailed into Circular Quay at 6am on Saturday before allowing all its 3,300 guests and 1,300 crew to disembark despite a Covid outbreak on board.

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Stabbing Victim, 20, Seen on CCTV Desperately Knocking on Doors With Life-Threatening Injuries While a Girl, 17, Is Found Injured Nearby and a Man, 26, Is Arrested

The man was left with life-threatening injuries after being knifed in Parkside, south of Adelaide CBD — with a girl, 17, found injured nearby.

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Breaking News: Biden’s Border Chief Chris Magnus Resigns Over Historic Surge in Migrant Crossings and Claims He Falls Asleep During Meetings as Husband Says He’s Been Made a Scapegoat

The US Customs and Border Protection Chief sensationally resigned on Saturday — just a day after he was told to leave amid the ongoing border crisis.

Chris Magnus, 62, told Biden he quit his job following allegations that he had been falling asleep during meetings.

Magnus’ own husband has claimed that he was made a ‘scapegoat,’ implying that he was wrongly forced out of his position as border chief.

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Channel Migrants Clash With French Police as Authorities Frustrate Attempts at Mass Launch of Small Boats

Large groups of migrants have clashed with police near Dunkirk, after French authorities frustrated their attempts to send dozens of small boats into the English Channel.

UK and French authorities had been preparing to counter the expected “mass launch of small boats” this weekend, after bad weather prevented the illegal crossings for almost a fortnight.

GB News filmed around the village of Gravelines, near Dunkirk, as large numbers of French police officers descended on the area.

Hundreds of migrants were seen heading towards Gravelines on Friday and overnight Saturday.

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‘Hotel Britain Must End’: Immigration Minister Says the UK Must Disincentivise ‘Asylum Shopping’ by Housing Migrants in ‘Simple, Functional Spaces’ As Opposed to ‘Luxury’ Rooms

‘Hotel Britain’ must come to an end to deter migrants from ‘asylum shopping’, immigration minister Robert Jenrick today declared.

Mr Jenrick proposed switching luxury rooms for ‘simple, functional’ spaces in abandoned student housing, defunct holiday parks and even budget cruise ships.

He told The Sunday Telegraph basic accommodation could remove the ‘pull factor’ that’s encouraging so many migrants to risk their lives seeking a better future in the UK.

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New York City to Close Migrant Encampment in Favor of Hotels Amid Surge in Arrivals

Just one month opening a tent city on Randall’s Island, New York City is shutting it and transferring the adult single male migrants who have been living in the makeshift complex to the Watson Hotel in Manhattan.

The 84,000-square-foot facility was opened in October to assist with the sharp increase of asylum seekers being transferred to New York City primarily from the overwhelmed Texas-Mexico border. The Randall’s Island facility boasted such amenities as fluff-and-fold laundry service, an array of entertainment including TV and video games and “culturally appropriate” meals from a rotating menu.

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Total Number of Migrants Crossing Channel to Get to UK in 2022 Hits 40,000 as it is Announced Arrivals at Manston Processing Centre Will Now be Vaccinated Against DIPTHERIA

The total number of migrants who have crossed the English Channel this year is now thought to have surpassed 40,000 after dozens of men, women and children arrived on Saturday.

The provisional total of arrivals for 2022 had been 39,913 ahead of the weekend, but further crossings on Saturday have likely set a new milestone.

Boarder force officials were seen brining migrants into shore at Dover, Kent on Saturday, making them the first arrivals this month after a long period of bad weather.

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UK: ‘Disgrace’ — Albanians Drape National Flag Over Churchill Amid Huge London Protests

Thousands of Albanian nationals have descended on the streets of London to protest against Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s “invasion” comments and the Government’s approach to tackling the migrant Channel crossings.

Footage shared by @MitchMila21 on Twitter shows swathes of people waving Albanian flags and placards as they slowly march across Westminster Bridge, bringing traffic to a standstill. All while the Met Police attempt to make preparations ahead of Remembrance Sunday.

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UK: GB News Sees Evidence of Up to 6,000 Migrants Waiting to Cross Channel on Small Boats From France

GB News has seen evidence of up 6,000 migrants waiting near the Channel coast in north west France, as UK authorities brace for a surge in small boat crossings this weekend.

Our producer filmed multiple makeshift camps around Dunkirk, where he saw thousands of migrants in tents and at charity run feeding stations.

Other large groups could be seen hanging around the rail racks on the outskirts of Dunkirk, where another large migrant camp has been set up.

Further along the coast, near the beach in the village of Gravelines, hundreds more were filmed gathering around a main car park in the area.

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Where is the Italian Asylum Crackdown?

The hope that there would be a drastic change in asylum policy under the new Italian right-wing government has already received a severe setback.

Two weeks after taking office, Giorgia Meloni is faced with a growing dilemma: The alleged “rescue” ship Geo Barents was allowed to dock in Catania on Sicily, whereupon 357 migrants went ashore.

The authorities had previously allowed 144 of the 179 migrants to leave the Humanity 1, which also anchored in Catania on Saturday evening. The captain of the ship, Joachim Ebeling, had obtrusively refused to leave Catania again, as the Italian government demanded.

Meanwhile, two more “rescue” ships are waiting offshore: the German ship Rise Above with 90 people on board and the Norwegian Ocean Viking with 234 migrants.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down a Key Part of President Biden’s Transgender Agenda

A federal judge has reversed a Biden Administration rule that directed the Department of Health and Human Services to increase access to sex change surgeries and hormone therapies, including to children, in a Friday ruling.

Biden’s HHS said in May 2021 that it would interpret a section of the Affordable Care Act, which bars doctors from discriminating on the basis of sex, as covering sexual orientation and gender identity. Two doctors represented by the America First Legal Foundation brought a class action lawsuit against the Biden administration after the HHS took the action, arguing that the rule would interfere with their ability to properly practice medicine.

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6 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/12/2022

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    Hitler, My Neighbor

    Uncle was autor of Jud Süß

    https://youtu.be/YmIl1NHrLCc

    ———-
    Feuchtwanger was 14 when the Gestapo arrested his father on 10 November 1938, part of the coordinated pogrom known as Kristallnacht, which included the detentions of 30,000 Jews in Germany and Austria, the deaths of 91, and the widespread ransacking of Jewish-owned stores and synagogues. Edgar’s father Ludwig was then imprisoned at the Dachau concentration camp, and 14-year-old Edgar’s sense of security crumbled.

    When his father was released six weeks later, the family considered relocation options. They dismissed Palestine and Prague[and ultimately managed to obtain entry visas to Britain, and in February 1939, Edgar boarded a train bound for London. His father accompanied him as far as the Dutch border, and then returned to Germany to finish arrangements for him and his wife to follow. In May of that year, the family was re-united in England. From 1944 to 1947, Edgar studied at Magdalene College in Cambridge, where he received his doctorate in 1958. From 1959, he taught history at University of Southampton, until he retired in 1989. In 2003, he was awarded the Federal Cross of Merit.

    https://www.qwant.com/?q=Edgar+Fuchtw%C3%A4nger&t=web

  2. News the UK …. another 900 migrants came int UK yesterday. There are reports that another 300 have been ‘rescued’ so far this morning and there are ongoing rescues in the Channel right now.

    Yesterday on GBNews a short video was shown of what looked like 80 – 100 migrants throwing rocks and pieces of wood at French Police on a beach at Dunkerque, because they were stopping ’em getting into boats.

    The rumor is that an agreement has been reached by UK Government with Macron about stopping this invasion but all we know so far is that UK Border Force staff will be allowed on French beaches!! They will not have any legal authority to tackle the migrants or arrest them or defend themselves if the migrants start attacking. Still it goes on.

    • Give me a dozen fast attack boats armed to the teeth and I would put a stop to it in less than a month. I’d sink the border farce boats as well as they are nothing but a taxi service.

  3. A bomb blast occurred on the main pedestrian street in Turkey’s largest city, multiple casualties have been reported. Erdogan and wife are looking very alert. Not so sure about the EU. G over to you.

    • Muslims doing what they do best, kill each other if they are not trying to kill us. Could be from over a dozen entities of islamic jihad or secular Kurds??

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