Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/18/2022

American drivers will be facing the highest gasoline prices ever when they travel for Thanksgiving next week. Meanwhile, two British supermarkets are rationing the number of cartons of eggs that their customers are permitted to buy.

In other news, Italian Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi is reportedly considering confiscating the NGO ships used to ferry migrants across the Mediterranean to Italy.

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Financial Crisis
» Americans Brace for Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Ever
» Britain’s Lost Decade: How Autumn Budget Will See Salary Increases Over the Past Eight Years Wiped Out Over the Next Two as Families Face Biggest Drop in Household Income in History…
» British Supermarkets Start to Ration Eggs
» Go Woke, Go Broke! California Warns State Budget Will Plunge $25 Billion Into the Red in 2023 — Months After Golden State Boasted of $100b Surplus Boosted by $50b Tax Haul
» Pain at the Pump is Back — Again! Americans Are Warned to Brace for Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Ever, As Millions Take to the Roads to Visit Loved Ones While Inflation Remains Stubbornly-High
 
USA
» Biden’s DOJ Begs Supreme Court to To Allow Student Loan Forgiveness Plan to Go Forward
» Condo Owner’s Suicide Caused Gaithersburg Building Explosion: Police
» Coroner: Idaho Students Were Stabbed to Death in Their Beds
» Democrat Congresswoman: Reparations Could Have Reduced COVID Spread
» DeSantis: ‘World Economic Forum Policies Are Dead on Arrival in Florida’
» DeSantis Leads Trump by Big Margins in Key Primary States
» DOJ’s Ticketmaster Investigation Thrust Into Spotlight After Taylor Swift Ticket Debacle
» Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to Over a Decade in Prison for Theranos Deception
» Elon Musk Restores Accounts of Jordan Peterson, Babylon Bee, Kathy Griffin
» Elon Musk Trolls Haters Tweeting En Mass That Twitter is Dead
» Facebook Says it Has No Plans to Reinstate Trump, Despite Announcing Candidacy
» GOP Rep. Greene Says Kevin McCarthy, House GOP Will Defund Special Counsel Investigating Trump
» House Republicans Introduce Resolution to Audit Ukraine Aid
» Idaho University Murders: Police Release Map in Urgent Plea for Clues
» Jen Psaki Dealt a Blow in Free Speech Court Case
» Kissimmee Police: Teen Suspect and 16-Year-Old Stabbed to Death Were ‘Estranged Friends’
» Kyle Rittenhouse Teases Future Congressional Run
» Lawyer Who Firebombed NYPD Cruiser Sentenced to 15 Months After Biden Admin Intervention
» Moms for Liberty Endorsed Candidates Nearly Sweep Local School Board Elections
» Musk Says Twitter Will Promote Free Speech But Limit Spread of Hateful Language
» Native Hawaiians Jailed and Found Guilty of Hate Crime After Beating White Man
» Oregon Sees Spike in Gun Sales Following Passage of Restrictions
» Portland Antifa Rioter Who Drove Toward Police at Riot Convicted, Gets Probation
» Sheriff’s Office Releases ‘Rust’ Shooting Report, Including Texts From Alec Baldwin
» Social Security Update: Monthly Payment Worth an Average of $1,668 to Go Out to Millions in Five Days
» Soros-Backed Charity Suing DeSantis Received $70K From Major Liberal Dark Money Group
» State Department Tells Staff Abroad to Promote Anti-Populist ‘Disinformation’ Game in Schools
» Trump Asks Court to Revive Lawsuit Against Twitter
» ‘Unfair to the Country’: Trump Bristles at Special Counsel Appointment
» Videos: FBI Director, DHS Secretary Grilled on Tech Censorship Collusion, Targeting Everyday Americans as Terrorists
» Watch: Twitter Employees Count Down the Final Seconds Before They’re Fired
» Watchdog Weighs Up Suing San Francisco DA for Paul Pelosi Attack Records
 
Canada
» Alberta Premier Danielle Smith Replaces Health Authority Board With Administrator to Usher in Reforms
» Day 26 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings
» Day 25 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings
» Exclusive: Doctors Slam Canada’s ‘Perverted’ New Law That Allows People to be Euthanized if They Are Suffering From Mental Health Problems
» Mississauga Food Bank Reports 60% Spike in Clients
 
Europe and the EU
» Another Sign Europe’s Conservative Alliance Between Hungary, Poland, And Czechia is Dead
» Austrian FPÖ Politicians Meet With Marine Le Pen
» Beauty Shots: Germany’s Green Party Economics Minister Wants €400,000 for Personal Photographers
» EU Parliament Plots to Summon Elon Musk Over Twitter “Misinformation” Concerns
» Finland: 40 Per Cent of Road Lights at Risk of Shutdown in Case of Winter Power Outage
» French NATO Soldiers in Romania Hungry, Freezing, Overrun by Rats
» French Government Slammed After 26 of 44 Ocean Viking Minors Escape Migrant Center
» Ireland’s State-Owned Postal Service to Introduce Digital ID
» Norway: Just Stop Oil Drops Orange Paint at Oslo’s Vigeland Sculptures
» Sweden Finds “Foreign Objects” And Explosive Residue on Nord Stream Pipelines
» UK Lockdown Resulted in ‘Alarming’ Rise in Children Not Attending Schools: Report
» UK: Hazard at Guess: Banksy Encourages Shoplifting at This Retailer
» UK: Weymouth Climate Change Protester Arrested While Sir David Attenborough Dined
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: The Biden Administration Weaponizes the FBI Against Israel
 
Middle East
» Biden Administration Declares That Saudi Crown Prince MbS Should be Immune From Lawsuit Over His Role in Killing of Jamal Khashoggi
» Iran Protests: Social Media Videos Show Flames at Home of Late Leader Khomeini
» Kuwait Conducts Rare Mass Execution Despite EU Intervention
» Last-Minute U-Turn Sees Alcohol Banned From World Cup Stadiums in Qatar
» ‘The President Has Been Very Clear About the Barbaric Murder of Mr Khashoggi’: White House Insists it Was State Department Who Made ‘Legal Decision’ to Grant MBS Immunity — Not Joe — Amid National Outcry
» The Qatar World Cup is a Testing Ground for Dystopian “Pay-by-Face” Tech
 
Russia
» Ukraine War: ‘Fortification Work’ In Crimea; Zaporizhzhia Strike; And ‘10 Million Without Power’
 
South Asia
» West Bengal: ‘Obscene Proposal’ to Hindu Woman, Muslim Si Suspended
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australian Cities Brace for a Bitter Late Spring Cold Snap as Other Parts of the Country Swelter in 40c Heat — Here’s the Forecast This Weekend for Your Area
» Fiery Moment Dominic Perrottet Was Shirtfronted by an Angry Resident and Ex-Police Officer About His State’s Flood Disaster Response — and the One Simple Thing He Wants That Could Save Countless Lives
» New Zealand’s Quarantine Program Utilizes Digital ID Wallets
 
Immigration
» Breaking: Texas Sends 2nd Busload of Illegal Border-Crossers to Kamala Harris’ House
» Czech MEP After Returning From the Border: Afghans Pretend to be Syrians, Frontex Can’t Save Us
» Hungary: 250,000 Illegal Border Crossings Thwarted So Far This Year
» Italian Minister Considering Confiscating Migrant Taxi NGO Ships
» Migrants Set Fire to French Deportation Centre in ‘Coordinated Action’
» UK Authorities Allegedly Lose Track of Asylum Centre Migrant Suspected of Rape
» Ukrainian Refugees on SNP Ferry Have Endured Tiny Cabins, Visa Woes and Russian-Speaking Crew Since July
» Video: Thermal Drone Footage Shows Army of Illegals Entering U.S.
 
Culture Wars
» Canada: TD Bank Donated $500,000 for Child Gender Transitions
» Does the Cultural Left Want to Destroy Tolkien’s Work?
» Is Being Sex Positive Making Young Women Miserable? It’s the Fashionable New Phrase That Means Sleeping With as Many People as You Like — Without Being Judged. But Amanda Platell Argues That it’s Usually Women Who Pay the Price
» They Don’t Hide it
 
General
» The Dos and Don’ts of Boosting Your Sperm Count — From Cutting Back on Cycling to Eating Lobster
 

Americans Brace for Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Ever

Americans are being warned to brace for the highest gas prices to ever grace a Thanksgiving holiday travel season, with prices and inflation still soaring across the country.

The nationwide average cost at the pump is projected to hit $3.68 per gallon on Thursday, November 24, as millions of Americans load up their vehicles and make the drive to feast with their family. For some, this may even be the first opportunity to visit relatives since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.

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

Britain’s Lost Decade: How Autumn Budget Will See Salary Increases Over the Past Eight Years Wiped Out Over the Next Two as Families Face Biggest Drop in Household Income in History…

—but ‘inflation will fall below 2% by 2024’

Rising prices over the next two years will completely wipe out salary increases built up over the last eight, according to the Government’s Budget watchdog.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

British Supermarkets Start to Ration Eggs

Authored by Owen Evans via The Epoch Times

Major supermarket chains Asda and Lidl have started to ration the number of boxes of eggs customers can buy owing to supply chain issues.

Both stores said the measure is temporary and because of avian flu which has disrupted the supply of some egg ranges.

Waitrose said it had not introduced any limits but was “continuing to monitor customer demand.”

Other major retailers including Tesco, Morrisons, Marks and Spencer and Co-op said they were not limiting sales. Sainsbury is stocking eggs imported from Italy.

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

Go Woke, Go Broke! California Warns State Budget Will Plunge $25 Billion Into the Red in 2023 — Months After Golden State Boasted of $100b Surplus Boosted by $50b Tax Haul

After two years of budget surplus, the state of California will likely face a $25 billion budget deficit next year driven primarily by high inflation and a weakened economy.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Pain at the Pump is Back — Again! Americans Are Warned to Brace for Highest Thanksgiving Gas Prices Ever, As Millions Take to the Roads to Visit Loved Ones While Inflation Remains Stubbornly-High

The national average price for a gallon of gas is projected to hit $3.68 next Thursday, November 24 as Americans prepare for the feast.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Biden’s DOJ Begs Supreme Court to To Allow Student Loan Forgiveness Plan to Go Forward

On Thursday, the Department of Justice under President Joe Biden revealed that it would be attempting to revive the administration’s ill-fated student debt relief program via the Supreme Court.

The program has faced a series of challenges from concerned states, citizens, and advocacy groups, leading it to be ruled unlawful by numerous lower courts.

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

Condo Owner’s Suicide Caused Gaithersburg Building Explosion: Police

Montgomery County police say Juan Pablo Marshall Quizon recently bought the condo at the Potomac Oaks complex where the explosion happened

An explosion that ripped through two condo buildings in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and left at least 10 people injured was the act of a man who died by suicide, Montgomery County police said Friday.

A medical examiner identified a body search crews found in the rubble on Thursday as Juan Pablo Marshall Quizon, a man who recently purchased a condo at the Potomac Oaks complex on Quince Orchard Boulevard, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones said in a news conference Friday evening.

Marshall Quizon’s manner of death was suicide and the cause of his death was smoke inhalation and burns, the medical examiner ruled.

Jones said evidence, including a suicide note police found, supports the ruling that Marshall Quizon died by suicide. Police spoke to several people close to him and “know for a fact that he made statements that were indicative of intentions of suicide,” Jones said.

Someone reported Marshall Quizon missing to Montgomery County police on Wednesday, but they didn’t know he owned a condo at Potomac Oaks, Jones said. Land records showed that Marshall Quizon purchase unit #2 at that 826 building in August, according to Jones.

Jones said police don’t believe Marshall Quizon intentionally wanted to harm other people, but “if he was still living he would be criminally culpable for injuries and property damage.”

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Coroner: Idaho Students Were Stabbed to Death in Their Beds

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Four University of Idaho students who were found dead in a rental house Sunday were stabbed to death in their beds and likely were asleep. That’s according to Latah County Coroner Cathy Mabbutt. She also told NewsNation on Friday that each victim suffered multiple stab wounds from a “pretty large knife.” Mabbutt’s comments expanded on the autopsy reports released Thursday that concluded the four students were murdered by being stabbed to death. The killings have shaken the community of Moscow. It’s an Idaho Panhandle town of 25,000 residents that last saw a homicide about five years ago.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Democrat Congresswoman: Reparations Could Have Reduced COVID Spread

Democrat Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) has claimed that the spread of Covid would have been reduced during the pandemic if slavery reparations had been paid out.

Jackson Lee took to the House floor on Thursday and made the astonishing claim that reparations could have helped contain the spread of Covid.

She made the statement while trying to rally support for H.R. 40, a bill that would establish a congressional commission to study the potential cost and impact of reparations.

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

DeSantis: ‘World Economic Forum Policies Are Dead on Arrival in Florida’

Republican Governor Ron DeSantis sent a warning shot to Klaus Schwab and his globalist allies that the policies of the World Economic Forum (WEF) “are dead on arrival in the state of Florida.”

DeSantis dropped the hammer on German economist Schwab’s WEF during comments where he took aim at “woke ideology.”

“I want to have the values not of places like Davos inflicted on us, but of places like Destin and Dunedin, where I grew up,” DeSantis declared.

“Things like the World Economic Forum, those policies are dead on arrival in the state of Florida,” he warned.

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

DeSantis Leads Trump by Big Margins in Key Primary States

New post-midterm election polls find that Republicans in critical primary states favor Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over former President Donald Trump by substantial margins.

Polling conducted Nov. 11-13 by WPAi Intelligence on behalf of the conservative Club for Growth Action found that DeSantis is the preferred candidate of 48% of Iowa’s likely Republican voters, compared to just 37% for Trump. The margin is even wider in New Hampshire: Republicans prefer DeSantis by a 52% to 37% margin.

In what must be a particular humiliation for Trump, he trails DeSantis in their shared home state of Florida by 26 points — 56% to 30%.

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

DOJ’s Ticketmaster Investigation Thrust Into Spotlight After Taylor Swift Ticket Debacle

The Department of Justice is investigating Ticketmaster’s owner and its practices in the live music industry.

After Taylor Swift’s tour ticket presale was botched by the ticketing giant, it was reported that the DOJ has been investigating Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation Entertainment, in recent months.

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

Elizabeth Holmes Sentenced to Over a Decade in Prison for Theranos Deception

Elizabeth Holmes, the disgraced CEO of Theranos, was sentenced to 11 years and three months in prison Friday despite her lawyers imploring the court to place her under home confinement instead.

The sentencing, which occurred in the same courtroom in San Jose, California, where she was convicted in January, marks the end of her story, preserved in history by both an HBO documentary and an award-winning Hulu TV show.

The former CEO was convicted of conning investors, business partners, and countless patients into believing her now-defunct company had invented a better way to test drops of blood. She had falsely claimed it had the technology to scan for hundreds of health problems using a finger prick.

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

Elon Musk Restores Accounts of Jordan Peterson, Babylon Bee, Kathy Griffin

Elon Musk has just restored the accounts of Jordan Peterson, the Babylon Bee, Kathy Griffin, and possibly others.

Musk announced the bans had been lifted today, dubbing the move “Freedom Friday.”

However, Musk revealed that the decision about President Donald Trump’s account will be made at a later date.

“Kathie Griffin, Jorden Peterson & Babylon Bee have been reinstated.” he tweeted.

“Trump decision has not yet been made.”

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

Elon Musk Trolls Haters Tweeting En Mass That Twitter is Dead

Following reports of a lock out at Twitter HQ and a mass exodus of remaining employees triggered by new owner Elon Musk asking for a “hardcore commitment,” haters ironically took to Twitter in droves to declare that the platform is dead.

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

Facebook Says it Has No Plans to Reinstate Trump, Despite Announcing Candidacy

Facebook says it has no immediate plans to reinstate former President Donald Trump’s account, despite him announcing he will be running for president in 2024. However, the platform is set to reconsider the decision in January.

Following the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the US Capitol, Trump was suspended from Facebook, and all other major social media platforms. On Jan. 7, Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the suspension was indefinite because “the risks of allowing the President to continue to use our service during this period are simply too great.”

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

GOP Rep. Greene Says Kevin McCarthy, House GOP Will Defund Special Counsel Investigating Trump

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Green on Friday said that current House Minority Leader and likely next House Speaker Kevin McCarthy would deny funding to the Department of Justice special counsel investigating former President Donald Trump.

In a Tweet detailing the plan, Greene insisted McCarthy would invoke the Holman rule, a procedural measure by which the House may adjust appropriations legislation to reduce the salary of or fire specific government employees. They may also use it to cut specific programs.

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

House Republicans Introduce Resolution to Audit Ukraine Aid

Authored by Dave DeCamp via AntiWar.com

A group of House Republicans introduced a bill Thursday to audit the funds that Congress has approved to spend on the war in Ukraine. The effort is being led by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and supported by a group of Republicans that have been critical of US aid to Ukraine. The resolution’s cosponsors include Reps. Thomas Massie (KY), Matt Gaetz (FL), Barry Moore (AL), Andrew Clyde (GA), and Cory Mills, a representative-elect from Florida.

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

Idaho University Murders: Police Release Map in Urgent Plea for Clues

Idaho police have released more details regarding the homicides of four University of Idaho students, mapping out their final hours as officials investigate the murders.

Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, Madison Mogen, 21, and Kaylee Goncalves, 21, were murdered in their beds, with each stabbed in the chest and upper body with a large knife. Police arrived around noon on Sunday to find the students dead after receiving a 911 call reporting an unconscious person at the house.

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

Jen Psaki Dealt a Blow in Free Speech Court Case

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki was dealt a legal blow Friday in her bid to quash a subpoena pertaining to a free speech case championed by Republican attorneys general for Missouri and Louisiana.

A federal judge in Alexandria, Virginia, spurned her arguments, which were backed by the Justice Department, that she had nothing significant to offer the attorneys general, and the case was returned to Louisiana where the deposition demand against Psaki was approved.

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

Kissimmee Police: Teen Suspect and 16-Year-Old Stabbed to Death Were ‘Estranged Friends’

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — A 17-year-old was arrested for the murder of a 16-year-old girl in Kissimmee, police said.

Police said Paola Pagan was leaving home to go to school when she was stabbed by Anas Muhammed.

They said she was able to make it back to her home at the Kensington Apartments around 6:30 a.m. on Thursday when her parents called 911 and tried to save her life.

“We used to be very close friends, and the person who actually killed her was our friend too,” Ricky Joaquin Corona said.

Friends of Pagan are remembering her.

“She was a very nice and caring person, so I don’t understand why he would do that. It doesn’t make sense to me that he would hurt her out of all people because she was always such a nice, caring, understanding person,” Joaquin Corona said.

She was taken to the hospital where she died from her injuries.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Kyle Rittenhouse Teases Future Congressional Run

Kyle Rittenhouse has teased that he may be planning a future congressional run in a semi-cryptic new social media post.

Rittenhouse put the Democrats, President Joe Biden, the media, Whoopi Goldberg, LeBron James, and all his critics on notice by teasing on Thursday that he may run for Congress.

The 19-year-old was falsely accused of murder by many celebrities and media figures and stood trial for crimes he didn’t commit, with his entire life on the line.

He was eventually acquitted by a jury of his peers, only to see those same celebrities and media figures keep up the slander.

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

Lawyer Who Firebombed NYPD Cruiser Sentenced to 15 Months After Biden Admin Intervention

The lawyer who made headlines when she firebombed an NYPD cruiser during the 2020 George Floyd riots on Friday was sentenced to just 15 months in prison after the Biden administration pressed the court to go below the guidelines that recommended 10 years for such a crime.

On May 29, 2020, Urooj Rahman and Colinford Mattis, also a lawyer, threw a Molotov cocktail into a New York City police car. According to a witness, Rahman also “attempted to distribute Molotov cocktails to the witness and others so that those individuals could likewise use the incendiary devices in furtherance of more destruction and violence.”

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

Moms for Liberty Endorsed Candidates Nearly Sweep Local School Board Elections

CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) — Moms For Liberty is a non-profit, grassroots organization.

On their website, they say their mission is to “defend parental rights at al levels of the government.”

This is a relatively new group.

They were established in January of 2021 in Florida, but their movement has spread to the Lowcountry.

Five of the nine candidates who won a CCSD school board seat were endorsed by Moms for Liberty.

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

Musk Says Twitter Will Promote Free Speech But Limit Spread of Hateful Language

Elon Musk said that Twitter would protect free speech on the platform but will limit the spread of hateful language.

Musk outlined the new content moderation policy on Friday against the backdrop of mass user reaction over the platform’s viability after an estimated 1,200 employees left the company after Musk demanded they embrace a “hardcore” work style. Musk had previously said that he would create a council to oversee moderation decisions.

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

Native Hawaiians Jailed and Found Guilty of Hate Crime After Beating White Man

At least two Native Hawaiian men were ordered jailed Thursday after they were found guilty of hate crime charges relating to the beating of a white man in a Maui village.

Kaulana Alo-Kaonohi and Levi Aki Jr. had racial motivations when they kicked, punched, and beat Christopher Kunzelman with a shovel in 2014.

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

Oregon Sees Spike in Gun Sales Following Passage of Restrictions

Oregon has witnessed a spike in gun sales following the passage of a new state law imposing further restrictions on gun ownership and purchases.

The Epoch Times reported that background checks in the state one week before the election amounted to a rate of 850 per day but have risen to 4,000 per day following election night.

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

Portland Antifa Rioter Who Drove Toward Police at Riot Convicted, Gets Probation

A jury rendered a guilty verdict on Wednesday for Antifa rioter Timothy Swales on two charges including Felony Elude and Reckless Driving. A Multnomah County Circuit Court judge sentenced him to 18 months probation and temporarily revoked his driver’s license.

According to the Multnomah County District Attorney’s office, in July 2020, a group of over one hundred protesters blocked all lanes of traffic in the area of the Portland Police Bureau Southeast Precinct off of East Burnside and Southeast 47th Avenue.

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

Sheriff’s Office Releases ‘Rust’ Shooting Report, Including Texts From Alec Baldwin

The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office has released its report into the fatal shooting on the set of Alec Baldwin’s film “Rust,” which reveals text messages the actor sent in the days and weeks after the incident.

The 550-page report follows a yearlong investigation into the shooting on the New Mexico set of the Western. The film’s cinematographer, 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins, was killed by Baldwin, who was pointing a Colt .45 revolver at her when it fired. Director Joel Souza was also injured.

Among the findings are text messages from Baldwin’s phone, which was turned over to investigators in January after a search warrant for the device was issued.

Two days after the shooting, Baldwin started messaging Matt Hutchins, the husband of Halyna Hutchins, sending sporadic texts over the next few weeks, according to the report. On Dec. 2, Baldwin message that both he and Halyna Hutchins “believed the gun was empty,” according to the report.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Social Security Update: Monthly Payment Worth an Average of $1,668 to Go Out to Millions in Five Days

Millions of Social Security recipients are set to get their monthly retirement payments, worth up to an average of $1,668 per check, in only five days.

Social Security beneficiaries born from the 21st through the 31st of their birth months will receive their regular checks on Nov. 23, according to the Social Security Administration. Those who have birth dates before the 21st have already received their checks for November.

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

Soros-Backed Charity Suing DeSantis Received $70K From Major Liberal Dark Money Group

A George Soros-funded charity that is suing Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) raked in thousands from a major liberal dark money organization, tax forms reveal.

Alianza Americas is suing DeSantis over him flying illegal immigrants to Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts. Newly filed tax forms show that this same charity received $70,000 in 2021 from the New Venture Fund, a nonprofit organization under the helm of Arabella Advisors — the largest liberal dark money network in the United States.

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

State Department Tells Staff Abroad to Promote Anti-Populist ‘Disinformation’ Game in Schools

The same State Department office that partnered with a Department of Homeland Security-backed private consortium that reported purported election misinformation to tech platforms for removal in the 2020 and 2022 cycles is also using internet games to affect elections abroad.

In an Oct. 31 memo reviewed by Just the News, Secretary of State Antony Blinken encourages diplomatic and consular posts worldwide to promote “Cat Park,” funded by State’s Global Engagement Center (GEC) and U.S. Embassy The Hague and released to coincide with UNESCO’s Global Media and Information Literacy Week.

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

Trump Asks Court to Revive Lawsuit Against Twitter

Authored by Rita Li via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Former U.S. President Donald Trump has asked an appeals court to revive his lawsuit against Twitter over his permanent suspension.

In a 96-page filing (pdf) submitted to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Nov. 14, Trump’s lawyers allege government officials use social media platforms as “cat’s paws” to suppress opinions “that turn out to be correct or at least debatable,” such as Hunter Biden’s laptop, the COVID-19 pandemic, and 2020 election integrity.

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

‘Unfair to the Country’: Trump Bristles at Special Counsel Appointment

Former President Donald Trump vented rage and exhaustion at the appointment of a special counsel to decide whether or not he should be indicted.

Excoriating the special council as “unfair to the country,” Trump implored the Republican Party to “stand up and fight” for him while lamenting the string of investigations he has weathered during his time in the political limelight.

“I have been proven innocent for six years on everything — from fake impeachments to [former special counsel Robert] Mueller, who found no collusion, and now I have to do it more?” Trump said. “It is not acceptable. It is so unfair. It is so political,” Trump bemoaned to Fox News.

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

Videos: FBI Director, DHS Secretary Grilled on Tech Censorship Collusion, Targeting Everyday Americans as Terrorists

Republican Senators Joh Hawley and Rand Paul took the heads of the FBI and the Department Of Homeland Security to task Thursday, with Hawley at one point directly telling Christopher Wray that he should have been fired a long time ago.

Hawley also targeted Wray for previously leaving a committee hearing early so he could go on a vacation.

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

Watch: Twitter Employees Count Down the Final Seconds Before They’re Fired

A Twitter employee captured the final seconds before he and others were laid off after years with the company on video.

“It’s been a ride,” Matt Miller captioned the video, where he’s seen seemingly at Twitter headquarters with four other employees. Miller claimed to have worked there for nine years and nine months along with another coworker, while one was there for just over nine years, and the other was there for four years. They all counted down to the deadline imposed by their newly-minted CEO Elon Musk who issued a memo late Tuesday informing employees that they had to sign a pledge to stay with the company. If they did not sign by Thursday evening, they would be dismissed and receive three months of severance pay.

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

Watchdog Weighs Up Suing San Francisco DA for Paul Pelosi Attack Records

San Francisco’s district attorney has refused to release public documents and video of Paul Pelosi’s attack to conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, instead directing the group to a New York Times article.

Judicial Watch and news organizations have attempted to obtain the materials under California’s Public Records Act but have been nixed by newly elected District Attorney Brooke Jenkins. Controversy still dogs the Oct. 28 break-in of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) home, especially after an NBC reporter was suspended for reporting facts that court records show are true.

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

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith Replaces Health Authority Board With Administrator to Usher in Reforms

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith fired the board of the province’s health authority on Thursday and replaced its members with a single administrator whose focus will be on developing a long-term plan for health care reform, improving ambulance response times and decreasing wait times for emergency rooms and surgeries.

Ms. Smith’s successful campaign to become leader of the United Conservative Party, which culminated in her appointment as Premier last month, included frequent attacks on the health authority, Alberta Health Services. She has blamed AHS for the province’s decision to impose pandemic restrictions, such as business shutdowns and vaccine mandates, both of which she opposes. And she has accused it of failing to develop adequate intensive-care capacity. In July, she said AHS was either “completely incompetent” or had “actively sabotaged” the provincial government.

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

Day 26 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings

Trudeau invoked the Emergencies Act without recieving a detailed threat assessment

On Day 26 of the Emergencies Act hearings testimonies revealed that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau invoked the Act on the advice of the Clerk of the Privy Council and not based on a detailed threat assessment of the Freedom Convoy by law enforcement authorities.

Clerk of the Privy Council, Janice Charette, was asked by Commission lawyers to describe the document Trudeau signed to adopt the emergency powers. It was titled, Memorandum for the Prime Minister: Invoking the Emergencies Act to End Nation-Wide Protests and Blockades.

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Day 25 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings

Banks froze some accounts without RCMP direction

On Day 25 of the Emergencies Act hearings, Finance Canada officials confirmed that Canadian banks took measures to freeze some bank accounts at their discretion without receiving information from the RCMP.

Deputy Minister of Finance Canada Michael Sabia testified Thursday morning, alongside two assistant deputy ministers, Isabelle Jacques, who oversees financial security, and Rhys Mendes, who oversees economic policy.

Commission counsel asked the witnesses to explain the process by which banks went about freezing the accounts of Freedom Convoy protesters based on the emergency measures drafted by Finance Canada.

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Exclusive: Doctors Slam Canada’s ‘Perverted’ New Law That Allows People to be Euthanized if They Are Suffering From Mental Health Problems

Canadians who are only struggling with mental health issues will be eligible for medically assisted suicides within months — despite huge ethical concerns.

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Mississauga Food Bank Reports 60% Spike in Clients

At a time of surging grocery prices, more Canadians than ever are resorting to food banks in order to have their basic necessities met.

According to the Mississauga Food Bank, 30,000 people are accessing the service this year. Prior to the pandemic the food bank only served 19,000 clients which amounts to a 60% increase.

Mississauga Mayor Bonnie Crombie has announced further support for the organization via a holiday food drive. The drive hopes to raise $1,700,000 for the food bank and 450,000 pounds of food by Jan. 6.

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Another Sign Europe’s Conservative Alliance Between Hungary, Poland, And Czechia is Dead

Poland and Czechia are once again pressuring Hungary and putting the Visegrad Four (V4) alliance under threat over Hungary’s stance on the war in Ukraine — despite Hungary being one of the few countries that has backed them in the past on key issues like migration and national sovereignty. This time, Poland and Czechia canceled a meeting of the Visegrad Four countries’ parliamentary leaders in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.

The move comes after a long series of hostile statements and gestures against Hungary from its former allies, which have led to an unraveling of the conservative alliance that once served as a counterbalance to the left-liberal establishment in Brussels, Paris, and Berlin.

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Austrian FPÖ Politicians Meet With Marine Le Pen

Austrian conservatives are seeking solidarity with the French Rassemblement National (formerly Front National). The Viennese FPÖ leader Dominik Nepp and parliamentary group leader Maximilian Krauß paid a visit to the French parliamentary group leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen on Tuesday in Paris. According to the FPÖ, the topics discussed were “the current migration crisis and the ongoing Islamization in major European cities”.

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Beauty Shots: Germany’s Green Party Economics Minister Wants €400,000 for Personal Photographers

The stereotype is that teenage girls now spend endless hours in front of their smartphones, taking dozens or sometimes hundreds of beauty shots before they find the perfect one for an Instagram post. Now, Germany’s Green Party economics minister, Robert Habeck, might be taking a note out of their playbook in an effort to bolster his sagging approval ratings.

Habeck is now seeking out a personal photographer for €400,000, with the German taxpayer footing the bill.

The move comes after a series of bumbling television appearances, one of which was covered by Remix News, where the economics minister appeared to have no basic understanding of economic concepts.

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EU Parliament Plots to Summon Elon Musk Over Twitter “Misinformation” Concerns

Twitter’s new owner and world’s richest person Elon Musk will soon receive an invite to the European Parliament, according to POLITICO.

Two liberal lawmakers requested European Parliament President Roberta Metsola invite Musk. In a closed-door meeting on Thursday, Metsola told top EU lawmakers that she would invite Musk soon.

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Finland: 40 Per Cent of Road Lights at Risk of Shutdown in Case of Winter Power Outage

A Finnish agency has announced that in the case of serious power shortages this winter, it may be forced to shut down 40 per cent of the country’s road lights, but insists shutdowns will not affect road safety.

The Finnish Transport Infrastructure Agency has stated that may reduce lightening along the country’s roads in the event of a possible power shortage as electricity may need to be rationed over this winter.

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French NATO Soldiers in Romania Hungry, Freezing, Overrun by Rats

French NATO soldiers stationed at the Cincu military base in Romania bitterly complained to an investigative journalist about the terrible living conditions they suffer. They live in filthy prefabricated houses from Mali that are hardly heated, there are not enough toilets, and garbage is piling up in the camp.

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French Government Slammed After 26 of 44 Ocean Viking Minors Escape Migrant Center

Just 18 of the 44 unaccompanied minors on-board the Ocean Viking rescue ship that docked in France last week remain under supervision, French news outlet Le Figaro reported.

The 234 migrants on board the humanitarian vessel run by French-financed NGO SOS Méditerranée disembarked at the French port of Toulon, where they were taken by coach to a holiday camping center in Hyères to be processed.

It is understood that 44 claimed to be under the age of 18 and were traveling alone; however, French media reports that 26 of these have already given their supervisors the slip and are now missing.

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Ireland’s State-Owned Postal Service to Introduce Digital ID

Digital identity company Daon has a partnership with An Post, Ireland’s top mails, parcels, logistics, and financial services company, to provide customers with a “convenient” onboarding experience.

In a press release, Daon describes itself as a Digital Identity Trust company that “enables market-leading organizations worldwide to easily and accurately proof, verify, authenticate, and secure customer identities at every trust point across the entire customer lifecycle.” It claims to use “industry-leading identity proofing and biometric authentication technologies,” which ensure “ that customer identities are accurately verified, safely secured, and easily recovered.”

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Norway: Just Stop Oil Drops Orange Paint at Oslo’s Vigeland Sculptures

The climate activists explained that the works of art will not be damaged because the paint can be easily removed.

On Friday, two Norwegian activists from Just Stop Oil (Stopp Oljetinga) were arrested after throwing orange paint at the “Monolith”, a sculpture in Oslo’s Vigeland Park.

They were protesting against the disappointing results of the 27th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will conclude today in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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Sweden Finds “Foreign Objects” And Explosive Residue on Nord Stream Pipelines

Swedish investigators announced Friday the conclusion of their formal investigation into the Nord Stream pipeline blasts on September 26. To nobody’s surprise, the investigation has concluded the natural gas leaks which rocked European energy markets and resulted in tit-for-tat accusations between Moscow and the West was the result of “gross sabotage”.

While not naming a culprit, the Swedish final report of this initial stage of the inquiry uncovered evidence of “foreign objects” placed on the pipelines.

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UK Lockdown Resulted in ‘Alarming’ Rise in Children Not Attending Schools: Report

The Centre for Social Justice has called upon the British government to create a national registry of children in repose to what they described as an “alarming rise” in youngsters being home schooled following the Chinese coronavirus lockdowns.

According to a study from the Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), over a fifth of all children have been “missing” from schoolrooms since the government began implementing lockdown measures. The report found that 2 million of the nation’s nine million students are not attending class regularly.

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UK: Hazard at Guess: Banksy Encourages Shoplifting at This Retailer

British street artist Banksy encouraged shoplifters on social media Friday to target a Guess store in London after claiming the store used his designs without permission.

The street artist posted an image of the Guess storefront on Instagram. The Regent Street location displayed his “Flower Thrower” graffiti along with clothes bearing some of his famous works, according to his social media post.

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UK: Weymouth Climate Change Protester Arrested While Sir David Attenborough Dined

A climate change protester has been arrested after reportedly approaching Sir David Attenborough at a Michelin-star restaurant on the south coast.

Dorset Police said Emma Smart, 45, was arrested on Thursday evening after an incident at Catch At The Old Fish Market in Weymouth.

Sir David had spent the day in the seaside town and posed for photos with members of the public.

Mrs Smart was charged with failing to comply with a Section 35 direction.

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Caroline Glick: The Biden Administration Weaponizes the FBI Against Israel

The Biden administration is feeding Israel to the wolves. That is the only reasonable way to understand Channel 14’s bombshell report on Sunday that the FBI has opened an investigation of IDF soldiers in relation to the death of Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh.

Abu Akleh died on May 11 in Jenin while she was embedded with Iranian-controlled Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorists engaged in a gun battle with IDF soldiers. The battle took place in the midst of an onslaught of murderous terror attacks carried out by Jenin-based terrorists affiliated with the Iranian-proxy. On May 5, two PIJ terrorists from Jenin hacked three Israelis to death with axes and wounded three more in the haredi city of Elad, just as Israel’s Independence Day celebrations were ending. The soldiers that entered Jenin on May 11 were part of a counter-terror force tasked with breaking up the PIJ infrastructure in the city.

Immediately after Abu Akleh was killed, the Biden administration began demanding that the IDF investigate her death and accept the blame for it. In the ensuing months, every time senior Israeli officials came to Washington to discuss their concerns over the Biden administration’s peripatetic efforts to empower and enrich Iran while legitimizing its nuclear weapons program in the ill-conceived “nuclear talks,” they found they had no one to talk to. Everyone from Secretary of State Antony Blinken and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan to Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman rebuffed them. All the administration officials wanted to discuss was Abu Akleh’s death, and how Israel was criminally culpable for it.

From the outset, the administration’s position was unhinged. The IDF’s operation was legitimate and necessary. Any reasonable observer—particularly one from an allied government—could have been expected to recognize this fact. Moreover, the Palestinian Authority refused to cooperate with the investigation into Abu Akleh’s death. Siding with the terrorists, the P.A. refused to permit Israeli medical examiners to examine her body or IDF investigators to look at the bullet that killed her. The P.A. and PIJ jointly scrubbed the battle scene and so blocked any investigation from reaching conclusive findings.

But again, no investigation was necessary. Everyone knew the IDF didn’t target Abu Akleh…

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Biden Administration Declares That Saudi Crown Prince MbS Should be Immune From Lawsuit Over His Role in Killing of Jamal Khashoggi

Saudi officials killed Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. He was believed to have dismembered, though his remains have never been found.

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Iran Protests: Social Media Videos Show Flames at Home of Late Leader Khomeini

DUBAI, Nov 18 (Reuters) — Video clips showing a fire at the ancestral home in Iran of the Islamic Republic’s late founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, have appeared on social media, with activists saying it was torched by protesters.

Reuters verified the location of two video clips using the distinctive arches and buildings that match file images.

However, the semi-official Tasnim news agency denied Khomeini’s house was set on fire, saying a small number of people had gathered outside the house.

The social media videos show dozens of people cheering as a flash of fire is sparked in a building.

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Kuwait Conducts Rare Mass Execution Despite EU Intervention

Typically it is Saudi Arabia that makes headlines for its yearly mass executions. For example in March of this year the kingdom executed 81 men in a single day, which is a record in the modern political history of the country.

But another close regional US ally now grabbing headlines for the practice of mass execution is Kuwait. This week it put seven people to death, including women, state-run KUNA news agency confirmed Wednesday.

“The inmates who were hanged on Wednesday were four Kuwaitis, a Pakistani, a Syrian and an Ethiopian. Two of the seven were women,” Al Jazeera reported.

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Last-Minute U-Turn Sees Alcohol Banned From World Cup Stadiums in Qatar

Alcohol will not be sold to supporters inside stadiums at this year’s World Cup in Qatar after a last-minute U-turn by football’s governing body Fifa.

Alcoholic drinks were due to be served in the eight stadiums being used to host this year’s flagship tournament, but Fifa explained that after talks with officials in the strictly Muslim country, plans had been changed at the last minute.

“Following discussions between host country authorities and Fifa, a decision has been made to focus the sale of alcoholic beverages on the Fifa fan festival, other fan destinations and licensed venues, removing sales points of beer from Qatar’s Fifa World Cup 2022 stadium perimeters,” said a statement from world football’s governing body.

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‘The President Has Been Very Clear About the Barbaric Murder of Mr Khashoggi’: White House Insists it Was State Department Who Made ‘Legal Decision’ to Grant MBS Immunity — Not Joe — Amid National Outcry

White House insisted it was State Department’s decistion to grant Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman legal immunity in lawsuit over the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

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The Qatar World Cup is a Testing Ground for Dystopian “Pay-by-Face” Tech

Visa, the Official Payment Technology Partner of FIFA, is set to bring what it calls “innovative” biometric payment technologies to the World Cup in Qatar, which starts on Sunday. Over one million football fans are expected to travel to Qatar for the quadrennial tournament.

Visa has installed 5,300 contactless payment terminals at the FIFA venues, making the Qatar World Cup the most payment-enabled tournament organized by FIFA. The World Cup provides Visa with a global stage to test new technologies. In Qatar, Visa will pilot several limited pilots that demonstrate the future of payments.

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Ukraine War: ‘Fortification Work’ In Crimea; Zaporizhzhia Strike; And ‘10 Million Without Power’

1. Moscow carries out ‘fortification work’ in Crimea

The Russian government says it was carrying out “fortification work” in Crimea, which Moscow annexed from Ukraine in 2014.

Sergei Aksionov, the Russian-installed governor said the work would be done to “ensure the safety of Crimeans”.

It comes after Russian forces withdrew from the nearby city of Kherson last week after more than eight months of occupation.

In October, the peninsula’s main bridge was damaged in an attack that Moscow blamed on Ukraine.

Kyiv has repeatedly stated that it wants to retake the whole of Crimea and has now reopened a train line from Kyiv to Kherson.

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West Bengal: ‘Obscene Proposal’ to Hindu Woman, Muslim Si Suspended

Muslim Sub-Inspector of Haridevpur PS under Kolkata Police suspended for giving ‘an obscene proposal’ to a young Hindu woman in the trouble of domestic violence.

Sutapa Das | HENB | Kolkata | Nov 17, 2022:: A young Hindu woman received an obscene proposal from a Muslim policeman while seeking legal advice for domestic violence being faced by her. The incident created a lot of criticism in the police circles.

Accused Sub-Inspector Ainul Haque was posted at Haridevpur police station under Kolkata police. Haque was suspended based on the woman’s complaint. According to sources, a departmental investigation has been started against him. The way that policeman has tarnished the name of the department, some of the officials are really angry about the matter.

According to police sources, the young woman, a resident of Haridevpur, has been a victim of domestic violence for a long time. She has also been suffering from great family hazards. A few days before this mentally broken young woman went to Haridevpur police station to seek legal advice.

The woman said in her complaint that sub-inspector Ainul Haque was on duty at that time. The woman had a discussion with him on how to proceed in this matter and what are the legal procedures so far.

At that time the accused Sub-inspector wrote down the woman’s mobile number and home address.

The complainant claimed that the sub-inspector Ainul Haque went to her house on Monday afternoon. While opening the door, Haque said, he came to discuss the domestic violence allegations. But, during the discussion, the police sub-inspector gave obscene proposals in a perverted mind, as the young woman claimed in her complaint. Immediately she called 100 dial. When she was contacted by Lalbazar end, she narrated the whole incident to the police authority.

Lalbazar immediately intimated the matter to Divisional Deputy Commissioner of the South West Division. From primary investigation, it was found that Ainul Haque had gone to the woman’s house without informing anyone. The rules say that when an officer or staff goes outside the police station for an investigation, it must be mentioned in writing in the general diary register. But, Ainul Haque did not maintain those rules. For this gross defalcation and dereliction of duties, Haque was suspended immediately. A departmental investigation has been started against him. The woman may be called for the purpose of investigation. Until the charge is cleared against Haque, the suspension will be in force.

On this incident, a part of the police officials said, women approach the police if they have any problem. They trust the police. But if such irregularities and bad things happen, they will lose confidence in the entire police department. In that case, the credibility of the police will be questioned.

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Australian Cities Brace for a Bitter Late Spring Cold Snap as Other Parts of the Country Swelter in 40c Heat — Here’s the Forecast This Weekend for Your Area

Southern Australia will feel the cold from Monday with temperatures in Victoria, Tasmania and southern NSW expected to peak at just 15C.

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Fiery Moment Dominic Perrottet Was Shirtfronted by an Angry Resident and Ex-Police Officer About His State’s Flood Disaster Response — and the One Simple Thing He Wants That Could Save Countless Lives

An emotional Peter Jones slammed the lack of help received from the government as the premier visited the local SES at Eugowra, central west NSW, on Friday.

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New Zealand’s Quarantine Program Utilizes Digital ID Wallets

The news of yet another example of the pandemic being used as what looks to the authorities like an excellent excuse to introduce some new form of digital IDs and advance the usage of such tools is arriving from New Zealand.

The country’s Managed Isolation and Quarantine (MIQ) government program that during the pandemic operated by keeping records manually is now switching to JNCTN-produced software tools that will serve as digital ID verification for the MIQ staff.

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Breaking: Texas Sends 2nd Busload of Illegal Border-Crossers to Kamala Harris’ House

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has sent another busload of illegal immigrants to Washington, DC, with the group landing in front of the Naval Observatory in Northwest DC, home to Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence.

Benny Johnson on Twitter wrote, “BREAKING: Texas Gov. Abbott drops off ANOTHER 50 migrants in front Kamala Harris’ house at the Naval Observatory in DC.”

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Czech MEP After Returning From the Border: Afghans Pretend to be Syrians, Frontex Can’t Save Us

Due to the migrant crisis at the Czech-Slovak border, a Czech MEP in Brussels was ordered to take part in border protection duties as a part of the army’s active reserves, giving him a firsthand glimpse of the situation facing police officers and soldiers.

Since returning from duty, Czech MEP Tomas Zdechovský of the Christian Democrats (KDU-CSL) has shared his experience with reporters, telling Czech news outlet Echo24 that he was deployed after a week of intense firearm training.

Due to the influx of illegal migrants, Czech police and soldiers have been guarding the Czech-Slovak border together for several months.

Zdechovský described Afghans posing as Syrians along with a range of other experiences that he says opened his eyes to the crisis facing Europe.

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Hungary: 250,000 Illegal Border Crossings Thwarted So Far This Year

A quarter of a million illegal crossings have been foiled at Hungary’s borders so far this year, according to Prime Minister Viktor Orban.

Migration pressure continues to rise across Europe, particularly along the Balkans Route, which feeds into Hungary and neighboring European Union member states.

“As for migration to Hungary, from the beginning of this year until today, we have managed to prevent 250,000 cases of illegal border crossing,” PM Orban revealed during a press conference at a trilateral summit attended by Austria, Serbia, and Hungary in Belgrade this week.

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Italian Minister Considering Confiscating Migrant Taxi NGO Ships

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi is considering confiscating the ships of migrant taxi NGOs as part of a new security decree aimed at reducing the number of illegal migrants arriving in Italy.

Interior Minister Piantedosi is said to be preparing a new security decree to take on the issue of illegal immigration that will revolve around certain key areas, including the activities of migrant taxi NGO vessels picking up migrants in the Mediterranean Sea.

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Migrants Set Fire to French Deportation Centre in ‘Coordinated Action’

A group of migrants being held in a deportation centre in the southern French city of Perpignan are alleged to have set the detention facility on fire this week after what was claimed to be a coordinated action.

The group of migrants detained at the Administrative Detention Center of Perpignan are alleged to have set fire to several mattresses on Tuesday evening, with smoke seen emanating from one of the facilities buildings at around 7:15 pm.

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UK Authorities Allegedly Lose Track of Asylum Centre Migrant Suspected of Rape

Britain’s Home Office has reportedly lost track of an asylum seeker that is suspected of raping a teenage boy.

A 39-year-old migrant suspected of raping a teenage boy while being processed by the asylum system has allegedly been lost by the UK authorities.

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Ukrainian Refugees on SNP Ferry Have Endured Tiny Cabins, Visa Woes and Russian-Speaking Crew Since July

Ukrainian families who escaped Russia’s deadly invasion of their country have been housed on a cruise ship docked in Edinburgh since July.

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Video: Thermal Drone Footage Shows Army of Illegals Entering U.S.

Footage captured by a thermal drone shows an army of illegal migrants entering the U.S. at Eagle Pass, Texas, yesterday with the reporter who captured the footage noting that it happens “every morning”.

The video shows scores of migrants lined up ready to cross into the U.S. under cover of darkness.

Fox News reporter Bill Melugin tweeted out the footage Thursday, noting that there have been over 1,400 crossings in the Del Rio sector alone in the past 24 hours, and close to seventy thousand since the beginning of last month.

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Canada: TD Bank Donated $500,000 for Child Gender Transitions

One of Canada’s most prominent banks is funding child gender transitions after donating $500,000 to the McMaster Pediatric Gender Diversity Program.

As first reported by Breitbart, the funding which was first quietly announced in May will go towards providing nearly 30 kids under the age of 18 “gender affirmation” services such as medical transitions and more.

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Does the Cultural Left Want to Destroy Tolkien’s Work?

The question of whether or not the cultural left wished to destroy the work of the famous J. R. Tolkien was asked by many after the mighty Amazon Prime Video started to stream a new series “The Lord of the Rings: Rings of Power,” based on the works by the English writer.

The high-budget series is visually rich but fails to capture the spirit of Tolkien’s literature. Instead of metaphors and messages inspired by Christianity and a traditional world-view, which his literature is full of, the series offers political correctness and woke ideology.

Polish weekly Sieci journalist Goran Andrijanic spoke about this with David Engels, a Belgian historian living in Poland and a great expert on Tolkien.

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Is Being Sex Positive Making Young Women Miserable? It’s the Fashionable New Phrase That Means Sleeping With as Many People as You Like — Without Being Judged. But Amanda Platell Argues That it’s Usually Women Who Pay the Price

AMANDA PLATELL: This week new research studying 9,000 people over 18 years old concluded that the whole concept of ‘promiscuity’ is dead as a dodo.

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They Don’t Hide it

Despite all the revelations about vaccines and vaccine mandates, globalist technocrats are planning to bring back vaccine passports for the “next pandemic.”

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The Dos and Don’ts of Boosting Your Sperm Count — From Cutting Back on Cycling to Eating Lobster

Having a baby can be difficult, especially with healthy sperm counts on the decline. Femail shares tips from fertility expert on how to boost chances of conceiving, from eating oysters to running less.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/18/2022

  1. “Meanwhile, two British supermarkets are rationing the number of cartons of eggs that their customers are permitted to buy.”

    Just part of the slow conditioning to 1984.

    Next it will be butter.

    Then bread.

    If done carefully enough the next generation will look at the oldies askance and wonder what we are blathering on about.

    Unless things go “snap” before then of course.

  2. Any update on Brazil and the Scylla Charybdis situation of a WEF drone and a commie?
    I had mixed up the Lula (hammer and sickle) posing with the Baphomet statuette as Bolsonaro (WEF) from a Tweet screen grab.

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