Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/2/2022

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni is now polling at 30%. This approval rate is up from the 26% that the Fratelli d’Italia received during the recent elections.

In other news, inflation in Poland reached a new high in October with an annualized rate of 17.9%.

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Financial Crisis
» Fed Hikes Interest Rates by 75 Basis Points for Fourth Straight Meeting
» Grim Predictions of a One Per Cent Rate Hike: ANZ and Westpac’s Chilling Forecast of How High Mortgage Payments Will Go Next Year — After the Reserve Bank Lifted Interest Rates Again
» Poland: Inflation Reaches a New High in October
» White House Deletes Absurd Tweet After CNN, Twitter Slap With Fact Checks
 
USA
» “You Murderous Hypocrites”: Outrage Ensues After the Atlantic Suggests ‘Amnesty’ For Pandemic Authoritarians
» 2 Arrested After Santa Fe Woman Fatally Stabbed With a Sword
» Alec Baldwin Loses Bid to Toss One of the ‘Rust’ Shooting Lawsuits Against Him
» Apple’s iPhone14 Registers Rollercoaster Ride as Serious Traffic Accident
» Biden Denounces ‘Extreme MAGA Republicans’, Trump ‘Abuse of Power’ In Fiery Speech
» Blue Check Twitter Pans Elon Musk’s Fee for Verified Accounts: ‘Not Paying a Gazillionaire $8 a Month’
» Breaking: CNN to End Jake Tapper’s Primetime Show
» Breaking: White House Declares GOP Are ‘Not Going to Accept’ Election Results
» Breaking: Ted Cruz Calls on Elon Musk to Let Jordan Peterson Back on Twitter
» California Professor Erupts on ‘Christian’, ‘White Men’ on PBS: They Will Cause a ‘Civil War’
» CDC Boss Tests Positive for COVID Again: Rochelle Walensky is Diagnosed With Virus Just Days After Being Given the All-Clear
» Elon Musk’s Twitter Sees Mass Exodus of Top Executives
» Elon Musk to Fire Half of Twitter on Friday
» Elon Musk Consults With ADL and Other Pressure Groups on Combatting “Hate” And Preserving “Election Integrity”
» Federal Judge Curtails Arizona Drop Box Monitoring, Limiting Armed Watchers, Ending Videos of Voters
» George Soros Spends Big in Last-Minute Attempt to Rescue Far-Left Texas District Attorneys
» Hillary Clinton: Pelosi Attack Part of “Racism, Misogyny, Antisemitism” Embraced by Conservatives
» House GOP Demands Elon Musk Hand Over Info on Hunter Biden Laptop Censorship
» In Extraordinary Move, Federal Judge Moves to Fast Track Ruling on Biden Student Debt Forgiveness
» ‘It Can Ruin Your Career’: Glenn Greenwald Explains Why Journalists Are Terrified to Question Paul Pelosi Narrative
» ‘It Was Chaos’: Protest Over High School Dress Code Change Sparks Large Fight
» Jim Jordan Demands Biden’s AG Turn Over Documents on Project Veritas, Mar-a-Lago Raid
» Kansas Woman Who Helmed Female ISIS Battalion Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison
» Musk Mocks AOC, Others Angry Over Price for Twitter Blue Check
» North Korea Sending Artillery to Russia for War in Ukraine, White House Says
» Paul Pelosi Attack: Capitol Police Begin ‘Internal Security Review’ After Officers Missed Break-in
» Pressure Groups Target Top Twitter Advertisers, Encouraging Them to Put Pressure on Elon Musk to Censor
» Senator Dick Durbin Says Free Speech Doesn’t Protect “Misinformation” That Downplays Political Violence
» Suspect in Shooting of 2 Newark Police Officers in Custody
» Suspect in Double Homicide Released From Seattle Jail 2 Days Prior to Killings, Had 69 Priors
» The Hill Publishes Op-Ed Suggesting Biden Might be Removed by the 25th Amendment
» The Midterm Election Rigging is Underway
» Trinity College Removed American Flags From Students’ Window But Allowed Pride Flags to Remain for Days Later
» Video: Rand Paul Accuses Dems of Using Pelosi Attack for Political Gain
 
Canada
» Canadian Doctors Encouraged to Tell Patients About Medically Assisted Death
» Moe Introduces Saskatchewan Autonomy Act, Following Alberta
» Preston Manning to Chair Citizen-Led Inquiry Into Pandemic
» Recap Day 15 of Emergencies Act Hearings
 
Europe and the EU
» Cost of Energy Hampering Austria’s Only Salt Producer
» Czech Commentator Trashes Hungary for Blocking Higher Corporate Taxes, Claims France is More Aligned With Czech Interests
» Denmark Election: Centre-Left Bloc Comes Out on Top
» Extinction Rebellion Fanatics Interrupt Dutch Orchestra Playing Verdi’s Requiem to Prattle on About the Climate Crisis and Compare the Planet to the ‘Sinking Titanic’
» Gen Z ‘Less Tolerant’ Than Previous Generations, UK Study Finds
» Halloween Riots Break Out Across Europe as 86 Arrested in France Alone
» Hungary’s Orban is Playing to Win, Says French Author
» Italy: Meloni Polling at Nearly 30 Per Cent After Forming New Government
» Italy’s Government Passes New Law Against Illegal Raves, But Left Claims Law Threatens Freedom
» Luxembourg Suspends Night Bus Service to France Due to Violence
» Netherlands: Protestors in Girl With a Pearl Earring Vandalism Convicted; Sentenced to 2 Months in Jail
» PayPal’s Ideological Deplatforming Spurs Proposed UK Amendment to Stop Financial Companies Policing Speech
» Some Weapons Destined for Ukraine Ending Up With Finnish Criminals
» UK: Female Police Officer, 40, Filmed Herself Performing Sex Act While on Duty in Her Station and Sent Video to Her Partner, Misconduct Panel Hears
» UK: Public Safety Campaign Tells Londoners to Travel With a Friend and Cover Up Expensive Watches After Rise in High-Value Theft
» UK: Rishi Sunak Caves in: Flying to COP27 Climate Talks After All
» WEF Publishes Post on Digital “Battery Passport, “ Described as “A Digital ID for Batteries”
 
Russia
» Ukraine War: Moscow Rejoins Grain Deal; Russian Missile Strikes Continue; And UK Sanctions
» US Slams Russia’s ‘Ridiculous’ Claims With ‘No Factual Basis’ That British PM Liz Truss Sent a Text to Antony Blinken Saying ‘It’s Done’ After the Nord Stream Pipeline Explosion
 
Far East
» China Says Its Digital Currency Will Offer “Controllable Anonymity”
» China Denies Existence of Secret Police Stations in the Netherlands
» South Korea May Build Nuclear Plant for Poland
» Video: CNBC’s Jim Cramer Goes on Bizarre Pro-China COVID Lockdown, Vaccine Propaganda Rant
 
Australia — Pacific
» Extraordinary Moment Daniel Andrews’ Closest Ally Refuses to Answer a Simple Question About ISIS Brides FIVE Times
» Family Sleeping in a Tent at Taronga Zoo When Five ‘Dangerous’ Lions Escaped Their Enclosure Relive the Terrifying Moment a Frantic Keeper Screamed at Them: ‘Hurry Up! Leave Your Things!’
» Melbourne Cup Mayhem as Wild Celebrations Gallop Long Into the Night With Some Glamorous Revellers Locking Lips on the Street and Others Shoeless and Sprawled Out on the Footpath
 
Latin America
» Brazil’s Bolsonaro Urges Protesters to Lift Road Blockades
» Protesters Shut Down Brazilian Highways, Call for Military to Intervene After Divisive Election Result
 
Immigration
» After Migrant Rape Wave in Austria, Twitter Suspends Conservative Politician Who Criticizes Police and Mass Migration
» Albanian Channel Migrant Crackdown Under Threat After Nation’s PM Edi Rama Accuses Suella Braverman of ‘Discrimination’ As UK Ministers Try to Negotiate ‘Fast Track’ Return Deal
» Border Battle! Shocking Moment Migrants Waving Venezuelan Flag Attack CBP Officers With Rocks During Ugly Riot in El Paso: Agents Fired Pepper Balls and Ultimately Repelled Large Group Back Into Mexico
» EU and Egypt Sign 80 Million Euro Illegal Migration Deal
» German Government Sweeps Immigration Problem Under the Rug
» ‘Kent is at Breaking Point’ — 14 Council Leaders on Frontline of Britain’s Migrant Crisis Demand Aid From Home Secretary
» Poland to Build Wall With Russia’s Kaliningrad
» Revealed: Suspect Who Raided Democrat Katie Hobbs’ Headquarters is an Illegal Portuguese Migrant Who is on the Run After Being Released on Bail: Arizona Candidate Initially Blamed Republican Rival Kari Lake
» UK: Neil Oliver: This is Unprecedented
» UK: Number of Foreign-Born Residents Rises to 10 Million: One in Six People Living in England and Wales Were Born Outside the UK, Census Data Reveals, Rising by 2.5million Since 2011
» UK: This is Utter Madness
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Files Court Motion to Stop Her Child’s Gender Transition, Claims He is Exploiting Their Son
» Exclusive Poll: Majority of US Voters Will Not Back Candidates Who Support Child Sex Changes
» Instagram Bans Pro-Life Group
» NBC News Reports Voter ID Laws ‘Disproportionally’ Affect Transgender People
» Ontario School Board Guide Tells Teachers to Hide Children’s Gender From Parents
» Pennsylvania Spent $16.7 Million on Child Sex Change ‘Treatments’ Since 2015
 

Fed Hikes Interest Rates by 75 Basis Points for Fourth Straight Meeting

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by 75 basis points for the fourth straight month as it struggles to bring runaway inflation under control, a move that threatens to further slow U.S. economic growth and exacerbate financial pain for millions of households and businesses.

The three-quarter percentage point hikes in June, July, September and November underscore just how serious Fed officials are about tackling the inflation crisis after a string of alarming economic reports. Policymakers voted unanimously to approve the latest super-sized hike.

The widely expected move puts the key benchmark federal funds rate at a range of 3.75% to 4%, the highest since before the 2008 financial crisis, from near-zero in March. It marks the sixth consecutive rate increase this year and puts interest rates in firmly restrictive territory.

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

Grim Predictions of a One Per Cent Rate Hike: ANZ and Westpac’s Chilling Forecast of How High Mortgage Payments Will Go Next Year — After the Reserve Bank Lifted Interest Rates Again

A borrower with an average $600,000 mortgage would owe an extra $372 in monthly repayments should predictions ANZ and Westpac’s Reserve Bank predictions come true.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Poland: Inflation Reaches a New High in October

Poland’s annual inflation reached 17.9 percent in October, according to Statistics Poland (GUS). Compared to September, prices of goods and services increased by 1.8 percent.

Prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages increased by 21.9 percent on a year-over-year basis; prices of energy rose by 41.7 percent and fuel for private transportation increased by 19.5 percent.

Regarding month to month increases, prices of food and non-alcoholic beverages rose by 2.7 percent, energy rose by 2 percent, and fuel for private transport decreased by 4.1 percent, reported GUS.

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

White House Deletes Absurd Tweet After CNN, Twitter Slap With Fact Checks

The Biden Administration’s latest attempt to rebrand terrible economic news as good news was so blatant that even CNN’s fact-checker Daniel Dale called them out.

In a Tuesday tweet, the White House claimed that “Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.”

Seniors are getting the biggest increase in their Social Security checks in 10 years through President Biden’s leadership.

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 1, 2022

Except, that’s only because it’s tied to inflation — which has skyrocketed.

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

“You Murderous Hypocrites”: Outrage Ensues After the Atlantic Suggests ‘Amnesty’ For Pandemic Authoritarians

The Atlantic has come under fire for suggesting that all the terrible pandemic-era decisions over lockdowns, school closures, masking, and punishing an entire class of people who questioned the efficacy and wisdom of taking a rushed, experimental vaccine — for a virus with a 99% survival rate in most, should all be water under the bridge.

“We need to forgive one another for what we did and said when we were in the dark about COVID,” writes Brown Professor Emily Oster — a huge lockdown proponent, who now pleads from mercy from the once-shunned.

“Let’s acknowledge that we made complicated choices in the face of deep uncertainty, and then try to work together to build back and move forward,” she continues.

Except, they weren’t “in the dark” about Covid.

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

2 Arrested After Santa Fe Woman Fatally Stabbed With a Sword

SANTA FE — A woman and her boyfriend have been arrested in connection with a death in Santa Fe in which the victim was stabbed with a three-foot metal sword, according to authorities.

Police said 19-year-old Kiara McCulley and 25-year-old Isaac Apodaca were taken into custody Saturday and both remain jailed on open counts of murder.

It was unclear Tuesday if either suspect has a lawyer yet who can speak on their behalf.

According to a criminal complaint, McCulley is accused of fatally stabbing 19-year-old Grace Jennings and also may have tried to decapitate her after allegedly being encouraged to do so by Apodaca.

Police said they found text messages between Apodaca and McCully allegedly conspiring to kill Jennings.

McCully said she has multiple personality disorder and doesn’t remember fatally stabbing the victim, according to authorities.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Alec Baldwin Loses Bid to Toss One of the ‘Rust’ Shooting Lawsuits Against Him

Alec Baldwin has lost his bid to toss one of the lawsuits filed against him over his deadly shooting of “Rust” cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, as he awaits a decision on whether he’ll face criminal charges.

The 64-year-old actor sought to get dismissed from the suit filed by script supervisor Mamie Mitchell, who accuses Baldwin of “recklessly” firing the gun that killed Hutchins, 42, as she was standing next to her.

However, Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Whitaker ruled that Mitchell can press on with her claims of assault, intentional infliction of emotional distress and negligence against the actor.

Mitchell can also pursue punitive damages against Baldwin and his finance company, El Dorado Pictures, the Los Angeles Times noted.

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

Apple’s iPhone14 Registers Rollercoaster Ride as Serious Traffic Accident

In the US, the number of faulty automated emergency calls is currently increasing. The trigger is the function of current mobile phones, which is intended to call the police in the event of serious car accidents if drivers can no longer do this themselves.

The emergency call center near an amusement park in Ohio alone has received six such emergency calls since the iPhone14 went on sale, even though the owner was actually taking a ride on a roller coaster.

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

Biden Denounces ‘Extreme MAGA Republicans’, Trump ‘Abuse of Power’ In Fiery Speech

In a bellicose speech on Wednesday, President Joe Biden warned Americans that “democracy is on the ballot” ahead of the November midterm elections, attempting to present the electoral contest as a choice between a Trump-led autocracy and a Democratic-led republic.

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

Blue Check Twitter Pans Elon Musk’s Fee for Verified Accounts: ‘Not Paying a Gazillionaire $8 a Month’

Blue check media figures railed against Elon Musk’s announcement about implementing a new charge for verified Twitter accounts.

Musk has already made big waves since becoming the owner of Twitter and Tuesday was no different as he rolled out a plan taking aim at accounts with the iconic blue checkmark.

“Twitter’s current lords & peasants system for who has or doesn’t have a blue checkmark is bulls — —. Power to the people! Blue for $8/month,” Musk began a thread. “Price adjusted by country proportionate to purchasing power parity. You will also get: — Priority in replies, mentions & search, which is essential to defeat spam/scam — Ability to post long video & audio — Half as many ads. And paywall bypass for publishers willing to work with us.”

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

Breaking: CNN to End Jake Tapper’s Primetime Show

Jake Tapper’s stint as a CNN primetime host is coming to an end, with the network confirming that he will be returning to his late afternoon slot following the midterms.

The longtime media personality had been temporarily bumped up to the 9 pm slot in September, however there was speculation that the move would be permanent.

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

Breaking: White House Declares GOP Are ‘Not Going to Accept’ Election Results

The White House press secretary on Wednesday declared that it is the belief of the President that Republicans are “not going to accept the results of these elections.” At stake on the Tuesday midterm ballot is the balance of power in both branches of Congress.

The GOP has been making gains in polls against their Democrat rivals, with contentious elections in Pennsylvania, Georgia, and Arizona, as well as in states where Democrats had reason to believe they had the results in the bag, such as Oregon, New York, and Washington.

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

Breaking: Ted Cruz Calls on Elon Musk to Let Jordan Peterson Back on Twitter

Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz has called on Twitter’s new owner and CEO Elon Musk to reinstate Dr. Jordan Peterson to the platform.

The Texas Republican posted to Twitter Tuesday night, “It is TIME for Elon Musk to let Jordan Peterson back on Twitter.”

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

California Professor Erupts on ‘Christian’, ‘White Men’ on PBS: They Will Cause a ‘Civil War’

Author and University of California San Diego Professor Barbara F. Walter warned that “Christian,” “White men” are primed to start a civil war in America.

Walter, the author of a book titled, “How Civil Wars Start,” made her claims on PBS’s “Amanpour and Company” Tuesday evening.

She cited observations of over 200 civil wars to decode that these “Christian” White males are the powder keg from which conflict will explode, because they were once “dominant and are in decline.”

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

CDC Boss Tests Positive for COVID Again: Rochelle Walensky is Diagnosed With Virus Just Days After Being Given the All-Clear

Dr Rochelle Walensky is once again positive with Covid after testing negative for it at some point over the nine days since she first caught the virus. She was treated with Paxlovid.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Elon Musk’s Twitter Sees Mass Exodus of Top Executives

In less than a week after the closing of Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, much of the social media platform’s leadership team has either been fired or resigned.

A source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to FOX Business last week that Musk fired Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal, Chief Financial Officer Ned Segal and Head of Legal, Policy and Trust Vijaya Gadde. General counsel Sean Edgett also confirmed on Twitter that he is no longer with the company after several outlets reported he was included in the firings.

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

Elon Musk to Fire Half of Twitter on Friday

Taking a page out of Thanos’ playbook (or is that Zorg), in two days Elon Musk will finally do what he has repeatedly warned he would do: unleash mass layoffs at the company he just acquired.

According to Bloomberg, the world’s richest man will eliminate 3,700 jobs at Twitter — roughly half of the company’s entire workforce — in a bid to drive down costs following his $44 billion acquisition; Musk will inform affected staffers Friday, said the Bloomberg sources. Oh, and all those masked snowflakes who previously raged against the previous management’s “draconian” demand to come back to the office, you’re out of luck too: Musk intends to reverse the company’s existing work-from-anywhere policy asking what few employees remain to report to offices.

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

Elon Musk Consults With ADL and Other Pressure Groups on Combatting “Hate” And Preserving “Election Integrity”

Less than a week after taking the reigns at Twitter, self-described “free speech absolutist” Elon Musk talked with multiple representatives from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and other groups that have pushed for increased online censorship to discuss “how Twitter will continue to combat hate & harassment & enforce its election integrity policies.”

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

Federal Judge Curtails Arizona Drop Box Monitoring, Limiting Armed Watchers, Ending Videos of Voters

A federal judge in Arizona has rules that election ballot dropbox monitors can no longer take photos or videos of voters, post information online about them or make “false statements” about early voting in the state.

The monitoring is being led by the voting-integrity group Clean Elections USA.

Ahead of the decision Tuesday by Judge Michael Liburdi, of the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona, the group agreed to stop openly carrying weapons or wearing body armor within 250 feet of ballot boxes and to stop interacting with voters within 75 feet.

Liburdi, a Trump appointee, initially allowed the group to monitor drop boxes, in a parallel case.

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

George Soros Spends Big in Last-Minute Attempt to Rescue Far-Left Texas District Attorneys

FIRST ON FOX: Liberal billionaire George Soros dropped massive last-minute cash into Texas to help save two far-left district attorney candidates he previously helped propel into office, according to campaign finance records reviewed by Fox News Digital.

Soros pushed $1 million directly from his name and added $150,000 from his federal Democracy PAC II into the Texas Justice & Public Safety PAC in mid-October, filings submitted this week to the Texas Ethics Commission show. Soros is the sole funder of the Texas-based PAC, which is led by Whitney Tymas, his longtime operator of such committees that pop up in various states supporting progressive prosecutor candidates.

The money has since gone toward purchasing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of television and digital advertisements, direct mail and polling services supporting Bexar County DA Joe Gonzalez and Dallas County DA John Creuzot in the days following the cash infusion, the records show.

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

Hillary Clinton: Pelosi Attack Part of “Racism, Misogyny, Antisemitism” Embraced by Conservatives

MSNBC’s perpetual race baiter Joy Reid hosted Hillary Clinton Tuesday, who immediately suggested that the mysterious attack on Paul Pelosi, which was seemingly carried out by a whacked out left wing hippy, is part of the violent racism enabled by conservatives… or something.

“I wonder if you can just tell me how the attack on Paul Pelosi struck you?” Reid asked Clinton, adding “And what did it tell you about the state of the right in this country and the hate toward a powerful woman?”

Talk about framing the question.

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

House GOP Demands Elon Musk Hand Over Info on Hunter Biden Laptop Censorship

Republican ranking member on the House Oversight Committee, Rep. James Comer, is calling on new Twitter owner Elon Musk to cooperate with the congressional request for the social media company to provide records related to the suppression of the Hunter Biden laptop story. According to Comer, who represents Kentucky’s first district, former Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal ignored the request back in April.

Comer, who leads the minority party in the investigative committee, wrote a letter to Musk on Friday, right after he officially became the new owner.

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

In Extraordinary Move, Federal Judge Moves to Fast Track Ruling on Biden Student Debt Forgiveness

A federal judge in Texas took the extraordinary step Wednesday of declaring he’s ready to decide the legality of President Joe Biden’s executive order canceling hundreds of billions of dollars of student loan debt, bypassing a current request for a preliminary injunction and the customary trial.

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

‘It Can Ruin Your Career’: Glenn Greenwald Explains Why Journalists Are Terrified to Question Paul Pelosi Narrative

Independent journalist Glenn Greenwald said Sunday that there was a very simple reason that members of his chosen profession seemed unwilling to question the narrative surrounding the alleged attack on Paul Pelosi — namely the possibility that asking questions could put their careers at risk.

Greenwald laid out his theory in a Twitter thread, saying that it didn’t even matter whether or not the prevailing narrative — that the person who was arrested at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) was a far-right conspiracy theorist and election denier — was true. The point, he said, was that it couldn’t be questioned.

“It’s very possible that the instantly formed media narrative — Paul Pelosi’s attacker was a MAGA fanatic who broke in to murder Nancy — will be proven true. But right now there are so many glaring doubts and holes in that story that it just takes common sense to question this,” Greenwald began…

           — Hat tip: DC [Return to headlines]
 

‘It Was Chaos’: Protest Over High School Dress Code Change Sparks Large Fight

SHARON HILL, Pa. — The school board in the Southeast Delco School District held an emergency meeting Wednesday night after a peaceful protest over a change in the dress code at Academy Park High School in Sharon Hill turns into a brawl.

The fights broke out Tuesday morning both inside and outside the 1,300-student school. At least ten students were arrested and will likely be charged with aggravated assault and related charges.

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

Jim Jordan Demands Biden’s AG Turn Over Documents on Project Veritas, Mar-a-Lago Raid

On Wednesday, Representative Jim Jordan sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland demanding that the Department of Justice respond to their requests for documents and information regarding several issues including the “Department’s targeting of journalists with Project Veritas” as well as the raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago residence this summer.

Jordan said that the House Committee on the Judiciary, of which Jordan is a Ranking Member, is “conducting oversight of the Department of Justice’s operations and actions concerning various matters.”

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

Kansas Woman Who Helmed Female ISIS Battalion Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison

Allison Fluke-Ekren, a 42-year-old woman who grew up on a farm in Overbrook, Kansas, was sentenced to two decades in prison on Tuesday for leading the Khatiba Nusaybah, an all-female ISIS battalion in Raqqa, Syria.

Fluke-Ekren’s own children asked the judge to hand down the maximum sentence, 20 years, during victim impact statements at the hearing.

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

Musk Mocks AOC, Others Angry Over Price for Twitter Blue Check

Elon Musk on Wednesday shot back at Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., after she ridiculed his plan to charge $8 a month for Twitter users to receive a verified blue check mark.

“Lmao at a billionaire earnestly trying to sell people on the idea that ‘free speech’ is actually a $8/mo subscription plan,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted Tuesday, after Musk announced the overhaul.

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

North Korea Sending Artillery to Russia for War in Ukraine, White House Says

The suspected shipments through third countries in the Middle East and North Africa come as Kyiv advances on the battlefield

WASHINGTON—North Korea is covertly supplying Russia’s war in Ukraine with a significant number of artillery shells through indirect routes that include shipments through third countries in the Middle East and North Africa, the Biden administration said Wednesday.

White House National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said that while the U.S. has had indications for some time that Russia had requested artillery shells from North Korea, the administration now has information that shipments have begun.

The shipments, though sizable, aren’t expected to change the course of Ukraine’s effort to defend its territory against Russia’s invasion, Mr. Kirby said.

“We’re not talking dozens here. It’s a significant number of artillery shells,” Mr. Kirby told reporters. “We’re still monitoring this to determine if the shipments have been actually received.”

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Paul Pelosi Attack: Capitol Police Begin ‘Internal Security Review’ After Officers Missed Break-in

The U.S. Capitol Police have begun an “internal security review” after officers in its Command Center missed live video surveillance outside the Pelosi’s San Francisco residence when David DePape allegedly broke into the house and attacked Paul Pelosi.

Sources told Fox News that the officers were watching a live-feed of many cameras which include surveillance of the Capitol complex, as well as several points away from the Capitol such as the Pelosi’s San Francisco residence.

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

Pressure Groups Target Top Twitter Advertisers, Encouraging Them to Put Pressure on Elon Musk to Censor

Responding to Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter, 40 pressure and media groups have sent a letter to major advertisers on the social network, pressuring them to force Musk to adhere to their content moderation demands or boycott Twitter.

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

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

Senator Dick Durbin Says Free Speech Doesn’t Protect “Misinformation” That Downplays Political Violence

“Free speech does not include spreading misinformation to downplay political violence,” Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), who also is chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, tweeted — referencing an alleged “uptick in hate speech” since Elon Musk took Twitter private.

“Misinformation” is protected by the First Amendment.

The uptick that Senator Durbin is referencing was a bot campaign that Twitter suggests was used to troll the platform and the media as soon as Musk took control of the company.

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

Suspect in Shooting of 2 Newark Police Officers in Custody

NEWARK, N.J. — Two police officers were shot Tuesday in Newark.

Both officers were rushed to University Hospital, where they are in stable condition.

Police identified the suspect as 30-year-old Kendall Howard, of East Orange.

He was taken into custody late Wednesday morning.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Suspect in Double Homicide Released From Seattle Jail 2 Days Prior to Killings, Had 69 Priors

Seattle Police have arrested John Marcel Williams, a prolific offender, for the Sunday afternoon double homicide of a 53-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman inside an apartment building for the homeless.

The victims were identified as Maryanne Wooden and Howard Hicks and were stabbed around 160 times in total when they were murdered in a “transitional Supportive Housing project” in the Georgetown neighborhood.

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

The Hill Publishes Op-Ed Suggesting Biden Might be Removed by the 25th Amendment

The Hill published an op-ed questioning whether President Joe Biden will be removed from office under the 25th Amendment, which can be invoked when a president is considered unable to carry out his duties as commander-in-chief.

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

The Midterm Election Rigging is Underway

by Daniel Greenfield

Election Day results, like clean streets and easily available products in supermarkets, have become artifacts of a recent glorious past. Don’t count on finding eggs and milk at the market or finding out who won the election on Election Day. The 2022 midterms, like the 2020 elections, are a work in progress that will, one day, when the right ballots are found, elect somebody.

Acting Secretary of State Leigh Chapman, the leftist election rigging activist appointed by Gov. Tom Wolf, warned that it will take days to determine who won. At a “virtual press conference”, the virtual election boss, who hasn’t actually been confirmed by the legislature, warned that it would take “several days worth of work” to determine who won what. And who didn’t.

Chapman, a veteran of The Advancement Project, funded by Soros and the Ford Foundation, which worked against voter ID rules to stop voter fraud, and Let America Vote, a leftist group to eliminate election security regulations, urged voters to “feel confident in our election system and in the final results.” Nothing creates confidence in an election system like a radical partisan activist being put in charge of it and then warning that the FBI will target any critics…

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Trinity College Removed American Flags From Students’ Window But Allowed Pride Flags to Remain for Days Later

Trinity College in Connecticut forcibly removed two variations of the American flag from a dormitory window last week despite allowing other flags, like the pride flag, to remain for days after the incident.

Roommates Finn McCole and Lucas Turco spoke to Fox News Digital about the incident, which was caught on video and first reported by Libs of TikTok. McCole said the flags were put up on Wednesday night and by the next day the college administration came to take down the flags.

On Thursday, several university employees showed up outside their dorm room to take down the two flags, one of which was the American flag with the Gadsden “Don’t Tread on Me” graphic superimposed on it and the other was a “Thin Line” flag — a black and white American flag with blue, green and red stripes, representing police, military and federal agents, and firefighters, respectively.

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Video: Rand Paul Accuses Dems of Using Pelosi Attack for Political Gain

Appearing on Fox News Tuesday night, Senator Rand Paul accused Democrats of politicising the mysterious attack on Paul Pelosi in order to ‘misdirect’ voters away from the state of the country ahead of the midterms.

“I think we should have some compassion for Paul Pelosi and not make anything about politics,” Paul noted, adding “But I see today and yesterday, all the left wing is doing, all the Democrats are doing, are trying to make this about politics.”

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Canadian Doctors Encouraged to Tell Patients About Medically Assisted Death

Guidance documents given to Canada’s providers of medically assisted death say that doctors must bring up medical assistance in dying (MAID) as an option when it’s “medically relevant” and if the person is likely eligible, as part of a doctor’s duty to provide informed consent.

The National Post reports that most jurisdictions in the world with legalized MAID prevent doctors from raising the practice with patients.

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Moe Introduces Saskatchewan Autonomy Act, Following Alberta

Saskatchewan Premier Scott Moe introduced The Saskatchewan First Act on Tuesday, the goal of which is to assert their provincial autonomy over matters assigned to the provinces in the 1867 Constitution Act.

The Act, also known as Bill 88, comes after Alberta Premier Danielle Smith won the United Conservative Party leadership in part on her campaigning for an Alberta Sovereignty Act. However, Bill 88 does not go as far as the new UCP leader’s legislation.

Moe’s legislation attempts to draw a clear line between provincial and federal jurisdiction, informed by the Constitution Act’s provisions outlining provincial and federal powers, particularly when it comes to the province’s natural resources, forestry industry, energy generation and production, regulation of greenhouse gas emissions and fertilizer use.

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Preston Manning to Chair Citizen-Led Inquiry Into Pandemic

An independent group of Canadians chaired by former Reform Party leader Preston Manning has launched what’s being called the National Citizens Inquiry (NCI) to investigate federal and provincial responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The NCI will be conducted through a federally incorporated not-for-profit and will include subject matter experts across the scientific, medical, legal and social spectrums.

“The magnitude of these interventions demands a comprehensive, transparent, and objective inquiry into the appropriateness and efficacy of the measures imposed,” said Manning.

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Recap Day 15 of Emergencies Act Hearings

Room erupts during Pat King’s testimony

On Day 15 of the Emergencies Act hearings, more Freedom Convoy representatives took the stand including Convoy lawyer Keith Wilson, representative Tom Marazzo and live-streamer Patrick King.

The proceedings were temporarily halted during King’s testimony after a heated exchange between him and Ottawa lawyer Paul Champ who was questioning him.

It started when Champ asked King if the Convoy had caused downtown Ottawa to become a “dangerous situation.”

“Not at all. I met the most loving, most caring people,” said King. “Everywhere you went you were getting hugs, you were getting handshakes. Nobody was violent.”

Champ then asked King why he needed to have security with him during the Convoy. King responded that he had people threatening his life.

“People were dropping marbles from high-rises,” said King. “They were throwing eggs, and the citizens of Ottawa were threatening to run us over.”

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Cost of Energy Hampering Austria’s Only Salt Producer

Salinen AG, based in Ebensee, is Austria’s only salt producer. Because of the massive price increases in energy, production has been cut back by 20 percent.

Just as Germans can no longer bank on clean water with standards lowered to compensate for a lack of energy in sewage treatment, Austria’s only salt producer is facing problems. CEO Peter Untersperger called for an end to the suicide sanctions against Russia.

The salt works already charge 12 percent more for salt, but actually they should raise the price by a good 30 percent so that they do not get in trouble with the increased costs. Because the stocks of gas are gradually decreasing and they have to buy more at the massively increased market price.

Production will therefore initially be reduced by 20 percent by the end of the year. CEO Peter Untersperger is especially tough on politicians. He demanded that Germany open Nord Stream 2 so that enough gas could flow to Europe and market prices could drop again.

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Czech Commentator Trashes Hungary for Blocking Higher Corporate Taxes, Claims France is More Aligned With Czech Interests

In another sign that the Visegrad Four alliance has undergone a major ideological break, one of Czechia’s top news portals, iDNES.cz, has run a piece slamming Hungary’s opposition to a higher corporate tax rate in the European Union. The author, Helena Truchla, claims it is another example of how countries like France and the Netherlands are closer allies of Czechia than Hungary.

“Giant companies should pay fair taxes, the states of the European Union agree. Czechia would also receive more money in the state budget, but the agreement is being blocked by our alleged ally, Hungary. The data shows that this is not unique: In the EU, we more often agree with countries other than Hungary and Poland,” she writes.

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Denmark Election: Centre-Left Bloc Comes Out on Top

Denmark’s centre-left has secured the most votes in a general election widely seen as a confidence vote in the country’s leader.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s “red bloc” of parties has secured the required 90 seats to form a government.

Her Social Democrats party unexpectedly gained two seats and secured its best result in two decades.

But she wants to form a broader coalition and has handed in the government’s resignation to the queen.

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Extinction Rebellion Fanatics Interrupt Dutch Orchestra Playing Verdi’s Requiem to Prattle on About the Climate Crisis and Compare the Planet to the ‘Sinking Titanic’

Extinction Rebellion activists interrupted a concert in The Netherlands on Wednesday evening, comparing the government’s response to the climate crisis to the orchestra that played as The Titanic sank in 1912.

A protester stood up in The Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam during a performance of Verdi’s Requiem before saying: ‘We are in the middle of a climate crisis and we are like the orchestra on the Titanic that keeps playing quietly while the ship is already sinking.’

Three activists interrupted the performance at around 8.30pm local time to call on the Dutch Government to ‘do everything possible’ to reach carbon neutrality by 2025, as an audience member shouted at the chair-standing activist to sit down.

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Gen Z ‘Less Tolerant’ Than Previous Generations, UK Study Finds

A new study from the UK has found that Generation Z are less tolerant than their elders, with nearly half of respondents saying that some people deserve to be “canceled.”

Researchers studying the rise of “young illiberal progressives” conducted the study on young people aged 13-24 as well as on people over 25, The Times reports.

The study, conducted by Channel 4, stated that a quarter of Gen Z respondents have “very little tolerance” for people they “disagree with.”

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Halloween Riots Break Out Across Europe as 86 Arrested in France Alone

Riots broke out in several cities in Scotland, Germany, Austria and several cities and towns in France where 86 people were arrested and nearly 90 cars were set on fire.

In the Scottish city of Dundee, riots took place when gangs of young people blocked roads and threw fireworks, forcing drivers to turn away in the Kirkton area, with the rioting lasting several hours.

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Hungary’s Orban is Playing to Win, Says French Author

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban is showing other European nations that there are alternatives to losing their sovereignty and bending the knee to Brussels, writes French author Thibaud Gibelin in his book “Orban is playing to win.”

“In just a few years, Viktor Orban has become the face of Central Europe for the French public. My essay is entitled ‘The revival of Central Europe.’ Understanding the Hungarian prime minister means recognizing the main trends represented by Fidesz in Hungary, which are gaining ground in neighboring countries and which would have remained out of the spotlight without (Orban as) a spokesman,” Gibelin said during an interview with Hungarian news portal Index regarding the key conclusions of his book.

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Italy: Meloni Polling at Nearly 30 Per Cent After Forming New Government

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy (FdI) are polling at nearly 30 per cent nationally after Meloni formed the new government, becoming the country’s first female Prime Minister.

The new poll, released by the firm SWG, puts Meloni’s Brothers of Italy (FdI) at 29.1 per cent, continuing a trend of increased popularity since her party won 26 per cent of the vote in September’s national election.

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Italy’s Government Passes New Law Against Illegal Raves, But Left Claims Law Threatens Freedom

One of the first things Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s coalition government did was to amend the penal code to crack down on the growing problem of illegal rave parties across the country. The left opposition, however, is now attacking the government claiming that the measure is a furtive way to curtail freedoms.

The amendment, which came into effect just as police were dismantling a rave party in Modena, raises the maximum penalty for unauthorized occupation of public spaces or buildings by over 50 people with three to six years in prison.

Using the new law, police forces declared the Modena rave party, held in a hangar, unauthorized. Authorities identified more than 1,300 people and 300 vehicles, seized technical equipment worth €150,000, and are prosecuting 14 organizers of the illegal rave.

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Luxembourg Suspends Night Bus Service to France Due to Violence

Transportation authorities in Luxembourg have decided to suspend services of some buses that cross into France during the night amid a surge of violence and vandalism, according to reports.

Two routes that originate in Luxembourg will no longer operate in northern France after 6:30 p.m., L’essential reports.

Luxembourg’s Ministry of Mobility made the move after a series of incidents affecting the RGTR 703 and 732 lines, both of which pass through the French commune of Mont-Saint-Martin, which lies in the department of Meurthe-et-Moselle.

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Netherlands: Protestors in Girl With a Pearl Earring Vandalism Convicted; Sentenced to 2 Months in Jail

This article was updated with the court’s verdict.

Two of the three suspects involved in a climate protest that targeted an iconic painting at the Mauritshuis in The Hague were sentenced to two months in prison, one of which may be conditionally suspended. Wouter M. was convicted for his role in the protest, in which he glued his head to the Girl with a Pearl Earring. Pieter G. who filmed the incident, was also convicted.

It was previously announced that the painting, which was covered in glass, was not damaged. However, the frame and paneling around the frame were damaged.

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PayPal’s Ideological Deplatforming Spurs Proposed UK Amendment to Stop Financial Companies Policing Speech

The recent politically-tinted PayPal trouble in the UK does not seem to have died the same ignoble — and (un)deserved in nature, anonymous — “death” as so many cases over the recent years have — when Big Tech and their subsidiaries/minions have been called to task, as essentially the agents to stifle whatever speech went against the Big Narrative.

The “no reaction” to accounts getting blocked for legitimate political reasons would have been happening due to, quite simply put, politics.

So is it okay to cancel a person’s PayPal account — on account of their political stance — in a democracy?

As far as UK legislators, it now looks like this “conundrum” seems to be getting close to a solution.

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Some Weapons Destined for Ukraine Ending Up With Finnish Criminals

Organized crime is on the rise in Finland, and there’s a high demand for weapons. Criminal networks have already established weapon smuggling routes between Finland and Poland.

Europol, the European police cooperation organization, is reported to have warned in the summer that armed criminal groups could soon start smuggling weapons from Ukraine to EU member states.

According to Christer Ahlgren, superintendent of the Organized Crime Intelligence Unit of the Finnish National Bureau of Investigation (Keskusrikospoliisi, KRP), Europol’s prediction has already become a reality in Finland.

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UK: Female Police Officer, 40, Filmed Herself Performing Sex Act While on Duty in Her Station and Sent Video to Her Partner, Misconduct Panel Hears

Former police officer Clare Ogden has been carpeted for recording a raunchy video of herself in a police station for her partner.

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UK: Public Safety Campaign Tells Londoners to Travel With a Friend and Cover Up Expensive Watches After Rise in High-Value Theft

Londoners are being warned to travel in numbers, to cover up expensive watches, and to hand over valuables if they are confronted following a rise in high-value thefts in the U.K. capital.

Watch Collecting, a global auction platform devoted to prestige and luxury watches, has taken it upon themselves to launch a public safety campaign in affluent districts in West London, launching digital billboards advising wearers of luxury timepieces to keep them concealed and not to wear them unless necessary.

The advice is offered in the form of a “watch” acronym, calling on people to “wear it with care, avoid unnecessary risk, travel with a friend, cover it up,” and “hand it over if threatened.”

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UK: Rishi Sunak Caves in: Flying to COP27 Climate Talks After All

UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak made a spectacular reverse Wednesday and announced he will now fly to Egypt for the globalist COP 27 climate talks.

The hastily arranged trip comes after he previously said he was just too busy running the country, confronting inflation, addressing crime rates, trying to deal with cross-border illegal immigration and a “broken” asylum seeker programme to spare the time to participate.

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WEF Publishes Post on Digital “Battery Passport, “ Described as “A Digital ID for Batteries”

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has taken up yet another climate change and “clean green energy” cause: car batteries footprint, and what to do about it.

One thing the Davos-based group seems to be pushing are the activities of an organization called the Global Battery Alliance (GBA) — and its freshly published Greenhouse Gas Rulebook.

A piece on the group’s site manages to work a type of digital ID into the whole story, as a component in monitoring the impact car batteries have on the environment, with the rulebook designed to calculate and track “greenhouse gas” footprint linked to lithium-ion batteries, whether used in vehicles or elsewhere.

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Ukraine War: Moscow Rejoins Grain Deal; Russian Missile Strikes Continue; And UK Sanctions

Here are the latest news developments from Russia’s war in Ukraine.

1. Russia renews UN grain deal after four days in abrupt U-turn

Russia has performed an abrupt U-turn and again agreed to allow the safe shipment of millions of tonnes of Ukrainian grain through the Black Sea.

Russia’s defence minister Sergei Shoigu told his Turkish counterpart on Wednesday that Moscow has agreed to return to the Turkish and UN-brokered deal.

In a statement, the ministry later confirmed that Ukraine had pledged not to use a designated Black Sea corridor to attack Russian forces.

“The Russian Federation considers that the guarantees received at the moment appear sufficient, and resumes the implementation of the agreement,” the ministry statement said.

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US Slams Russia’s ‘Ridiculous’ Claims With ‘No Factual Basis’ That British PM Liz Truss Sent a Text to Antony Blinken Saying ‘It’s Done’ After the Nord Stream Pipeline Explosion

Russia has accused Britain and the U.S. of conspiring to blow up the Nord Stream gas pipes, claiming Liz Truss texted Antony Blinken after the explosion saying ‘it’s done.’

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China Says Its Digital Currency Will Offer “Controllable Anonymity”

The push around the world to introduce digital versions of cash — Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) — is most often promoted as a way to allow more people to gain access to financial services, but also as a convenience.

Opponents of these schemes, however, say there is nothing particularly “convenient” in having more potential for surveillance and tracking woven into yet another key area of life.

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China Denies Existence of Secret Police Stations in the Netherlands

China denied that offices which were set up in the Netherlands are actually secret police stations. China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said from Beijing on Wednesday that these are centers that help Chinese citizens renew documents.

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague is investigating what kind of activities are actually carried out from the Chinese offices. Minister Wopke Hoekstra said that the existence of Chinese police stations in the Netherlands was “unacceptable,” and announced on Tuesday that the centers must close immediately. He also noted that it has already been shown that consular activities took place at the locations without permission from the Netherlands, which is not allowed.

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South Korea May Build Nuclear Plant for Poland

Polish and South Korean officials have signed initial agreements to develop a nuclear power plant in Poland.

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Video: CNBC’s Jim Cramer Goes on Bizarre Pro-China COVID Lockdown, Vaccine Propaganda Rant

Financial analyst Jim Cramer appeared to confuse the hell out of his CNBC co-hosts Tuesday by going on a bizarre rant about Chinese COVID lockdown and vaccine propaganda being a good thing.

The context for the strange outburst is that news of China potentially easing COVID restrictions and re-opening has seen improvements in the stock market.

China’s change in direction after months of brutal lockdowns is reportedly to be headed up by the nation’s chief propagandist.

And that’s where Cramer came in to sell the ‘good side’ of propaganda, noting that we only think of propaganda being bad because of “regimes we didn’t really appreciate.”

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Extraordinary Moment Daniel Andrews’ Closest Ally Refuses to Answer a Simple Question About ISIS Brides FIVE Times

Three weeks out from the Victorian state election, Daniel Andrews’ closest ally has repeatedly refused to say if Victoria will take back Isis brides and their families from camps in Syria.

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Family Sleeping in a Tent at Taronga Zoo When Five ‘Dangerous’ Lions Escaped Their Enclosure Relive the Terrifying Moment a Frantic Keeper Screamed at Them: ‘Hurry Up! Leave Your Things!’

Sydney couple Magnus and Dominique Perri and their young sons Lucas and Oliver were staying in Taronga’s Roar and Snore tents when they were woken by roaring at about 4am on Wednesday.

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Melbourne Cup Mayhem as Wild Celebrations Gallop Long Into the Night With Some Glamorous Revellers Locking Lips on the Street and Others Shoeless and Sprawled Out on the Footpath

Glamorous attendees of the 2022 Melbourne Cup made sure festivities continued long into the night as revellers spilled onto city streets to attend post-race festivities.

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro Urges Protesters to Lift Road Blockades

SAO PAULO (Reuters) —Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro for the first time on Wednesday asked protesters blocking roads nationwide to lift blockades as demonstrations are restricting people’s right to come and go and bringing losses to the economy.

Protests erupted on Sunday after Bolsonaro’s narrow loss to leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in an Oct. 30 runoff presidential election.

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Protesters Shut Down Brazilian Highways, Call for Military to Intervene After Divisive Election Result

Brazilian authorities said on Wednesday they are making headway in their efforts to clear blockades set up across the country by truckers to protest President Jair Bolsonaro’s narrow loss to leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in an Oct. 30 runoff election.

Brazil’s Federal Highway Police (PRF) said protesters were blocking highways partially or fully in 146 locations as of early Wednesday evening, down from around 190 the previous night. The blockades began Sunday after polls closed in Brazil.

Although smaller than in previous days, the protests are still likely disrupting fuel distribution, industrial activity, food deliveries to supermarkets and shipments of grains to ports.

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After Migrant Rape Wave in Austria, Twitter Suspends Conservative Politician Who Criticizes Police and Mass Migration

The capital of Austria has been hit with a wave of shocking rape cases involving migrant men, but a conservative politician in Vienna now faces a Twitter suspension simply for criticizing the police response to the crisis,

A post by Dominik Nepp, the chairman of the Vienna branch of the Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ), allegedly violated the rules on hate speech, according to Twitter. Nepp wrote in his post that there have been a number of attacks in Vienna involving “girls who were raped by asylum seekers.” He criticized the police, writing that they merely boasted “they had responded to a crime involving a drunk who had fallen asleep” by waking him up. Twitter slapped the post with a suspension and warned that “repeated violations will lead to a permanent suspension of the account.”

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Albanian Channel Migrant Crackdown Under Threat After Nation’s PM Edi Rama Accuses Suella Braverman of ‘Discrimination’ As UK Ministers Try to Negotiate ‘Fast Track’ Return Deal

Plans to negotiate a ‘fast track’ deal to remove Albanian Channel migrants ‘within days’ of their arrival were dealt a blow today after the country’s Prime Minister accused Suella Braverman of ‘discriminating’ against his citizens.

In a series of strongly worded tweets, Edi Rama called for ‘mutual respect’ as he attacked ‘insane’ and ‘easy rhetoric’.

The under-fire Home Secretary has frequently singled out Albanian asylum seekers after their numbers crossing the Channel in small boats spiralled. She has also been considering negotiating a ‘bespoke route’ with the nation to get failed Albanian asylum seekers removed from the UK quicker.

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Border Battle! Shocking Moment Migrants Waving Venezuelan Flag Attack CBP Officers With Rocks During Ugly Riot in El Paso: Agents Fired Pepper Balls and Ultimately Repelled Large Group Back Into Mexico

Video captured Monday by the El Paso Times shows Border Patrol agents approaching the group, which included a man holding a very large Venezuelan flag, that had crossed the shallow river.

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EU and Egypt Sign 80 Million Euro Illegal Migration Deal

The European Union and the government of Egypt have signed a new 80 million euro deal to halt illegal migration as the number of Egyptians entering Europe illegally has soared in the last year.

The 80 million euro (£68.7 million/$78.9 million) deal was announced last weekend by the European Union, with the funding going toward preventing people smuggling on the border of Egypt and will allow the country’s government to buy thermal cameras and other security equipment.

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German Government Sweeps Immigration Problem Under the Rug

More than 1,500 illegal migrants are arriving in Germany every day, and border guards are only picking up one in three of them, the deputy chairman of the German Police Union, Manuel Ostermann, revealed.

This means that in September alone, around 40,000 asylum seekers may have entered Germany. Ukrainians are not counted in these statistics, and most arrivals are adult males coming from Afghanistan, Syria, and North Africa.

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‘Kent is at Breaking Point’ — 14 Council Leaders on Frontline of Britain’s Migrant Crisis Demand Aid From Home Secretary

Fourteen council leaders penned a letter to U.K. Home Secretary Suella Braverman warning her department that they are close to “breaking point” with local services too stretched to accommodate any more asylum seekers arriving in the country.

Signatories of the letter published on Tuesday are the leaders of local authorities across Kent and Medway, located in the southeast of England and on the front line of what Braverman herself described as the “invasion” of asylum seekers who continue to make their way across the English Channel to reach British shores.

The letter explains that since 2015, the county of Kent has “borne the brunt” of what should be a “national issue” in tackling the migration crisis, and warned it simply cannot accommodate the Home Office’s request to take on more asylum seekers.

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Poland to Build Wall With Russia’s Kaliningrad

Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak said construction of a temporary barrier along the Polish-Russian border was due to begin on Wednesday.

The 2.5-meter (8-foot) high and 3-meter deep barrier will be built along the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, said Blaszczak.

Work on the barrier is due to be completed by the end of 2023.

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Revealed: Suspect Who Raided Democrat Katie Hobbs’ Headquarters is an Illegal Portuguese Migrant Who is on the Run After Being Released on Bail: Arizona Candidate Initially Blamed Republican Rival Kari Lake

The suspect who broke into Katie Hobbs’ Arizona campaign headquarters is an illegal immigrant, according to Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

A federal immigration official told Phoenix 12News that Daniel Mota Dos Reis, 36, is a Portugal citizen who overstayed his student visa and is now violating ‘the terms of his admission’ to the U.S.

Police responded to a break-in and burglary Tuesday at Hobbs’ Phoenix campaign offices.

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UK: Neil Oliver: This is Unprecedented

Author, archaeologist and broadcaster Neil Oliver discusses whether the current global mass migration crisis has historical parallels or whether it is truly unprecedented.

Watch the full podcast here: https://www.rokfin.com/post/106427/Outburst-With-Paul-Joseph-Watson-Episode-8-Featuring-Neil-Oliver

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UK: Number of Foreign-Born Residents Rises to 10 Million: One in Six People Living in England and Wales Were Born Outside the UK, Census Data Reveals, Rising by 2.5million Since 2011

— with 576% increase in Romanian-born people

One in six people living in England and Wales were born outside the UK with ten million non-UK nationals now calling the two countries home, census data has shown.

Figures released on Wednesday by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed a huge 576 per cent surge in people who were born in Romania — up from 80,000 in 2011 to 539,000 in 2021.

The number of usual residents of England and Wales born outside the UK had risen by 2.5million since 2011.

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UK: This is Utter Madness

While Brits struggle to pay their heating bills, the government is now trying to house illegal economic migrants in hotels located in “prime tourist areas,” including a 4-star hotel in the center of Ipswich described as “luxurious.”

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Breaking: Dwyane Wade’s Ex-Wife Files Court Motion to Stop Her Child’s Gender Transition, Claims He is Exploiting Their Son

Dwyane Wade and wife Gabrielle Union have been very public about Wade’s 15-year-old child’s gender transition. They’ve spoken about it on Ellen, they petitioned to have the child’s name legally changed in August, and now the child’s mother, Wade’s ex-wife, has petitioned a judge to slam the breaks on the child’s sex change.

Wade’s ex claims that Wade has been “exploiting” Zaya, who “came out” as transgender at the age of 12. Siohvaughan Funches-Wade has now filed paperwork to ask a judge to hold off on the legal name change, saying that Zaya’s modeling contracts and influencer deals are Wade’s impetus for forging ahead with the gender transition.

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Exclusive Poll: Majority of US Voters Will Not Back Candidates Who Support Child Sex Changes

With midterms fast approaching, a new poll has revealed that a majority of Americans will not vote for candidates that support the medicalized gender transitions of minors.

The poll, conducted by The Trafalgar Group in partnership with Convention of States Action for The Post Millennial, found that 72.7 percent of Americans are unlikely to vote for candidates that support the child sex changes, or medicalized gender transitions for minors, through puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and body mutilating surgeries.

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Instagram Bans Pro-Life Group

Instagram permanently suspended Auburn Students for Life’s account after it promoted March for Life, an event that happens annually to call for the banning of abortion. The pro-life students’ organization was banned on October 13.

A board member of the students’ pro-life group, Samuel Hass, told Young Americans Foundation (YAF) that: “We were banned permanently for a regular post promoting the March for Life.”

“This is a scary reminder how much power these corporations wield over our lives.”

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NBC News Reports Voter ID Laws ‘Disproportionally’ Affect Transgender People

NBC News suggested Wednesday that transgender voters are being negatively impacted by voter identification laws ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.

During the morning show, anchors Joe Fryer and Savannah Sellers promoted the trans issue as a topic that should concern “Gen Z” voters.

“As Gen Z gears up to hit the polls, transgender voters are concerned they might be blocked from casting their ballots,” Fryer said.

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Ontario School Board Guide Tells Teachers to Hide Children’s Gender From Parents

A gender expression guide quietly released in September by the Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) instructs teachers to not disclose the gender identity kids identify with to parents and guardians regardless of age, if requested to do so by the child.

“Changes to official records do not require consent from parents/guardians; however, legal guardians of a student have the right to access the student’s records,” writes the RCDSB.

“Regardless of age or grade, staff must keep a student’s gender identity and gender expression status confidential unless the student gives explicit consent to inform the parent(s)/guardian(s), or there is a specific ‘need to know’ (e.g., to fulfill a specific accommodation request).”

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Pennsylvania Spent $16.7 Million on Child Sex Change ‘Treatments’ Since 2015

Millions of Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars have been spent on experimental “gender-affirming” medical treatments for children and adolescents who believe themselves to be transgender.

A right-to-know request filed by the Pennsylvania Family Institute revealed that $16.7 million have been spent since 2015 on so-called gender-affirming treatments for minors, such as puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries including bilateral mastectomies, the Daily Wire reports.

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  1. Transgenderism and pimping out your children is not dissimilar to the eunuchs of both Egypt and China. The main reason they were prepared to cut off their genitals was for the money. For poor people being a eunuch opened an opportunity for wealth acquisition.

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    Peter C. Gøtzsche, MD is a Danish medical researcher,
    and leader of the Nordic Cochrane Center at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, Denmark.

    He has written numerous reviews within the Cochrane collaboration. Dr.Gøtzsche has been critical of screening for breast cancer using mammography, arguing that it cannot be justified; His critique stems from a meta-analysis he did on mammography screening studies and published as Is screening for breast cancer with mammography justifiable? in The Lancet in 2000. In it he discarded 6 out of 8 studies arguing their randomization was inadequate. In 2006 a paper by Gøtzsche on mammography screening was electronically published in the European Journal of Cancer ahead of print. The journal later removed the paper completely from the journal website without any formal retraction. The paper was later published in Danish Medical Bulletin with a short note from the editor, and Gøtzsche and his coauthors commented on the unilateral retraction that the authors were not involved in. In 2012 his book Mammography Screening: Truth, Lies and Controversy was published. In 2013 his book Deadly Medicines and Organized Crime: How Big Pharma has Corrupted Healthcare was published. http://www.cochrane.org/

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