Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/20/2022

Of the seventeen migrant-rescue vessels currently operated by NGOs in the Mediterranean, only two are officially registered as search-and-rescue vessels. Meanwhile, Frontex reports that illegal border crossings in Europe are up 73% over the same period last year, which constitutes a new record.

In other news, a man carrying a long gun walked into a gay bar in Colorado and opened fire, killing five people and wounding eighteen others. The suspect is now in custody.

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Thanks to Dean, JW, LP, MM, Reader from Chicago, Roger, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» UK: As Savers Are Punished, Workers Are Dragged Into Higher Tax — and the Recession Bites… Call That a Tory Budget, Mr Hunt?
 
USA
» Amazon Will Shut Down End-to-End Encrypted Messenger App Wickr Next Year
» Ballots Found Stuffed in Black Duffle Bags in Maricopa Country, Arizona AG Steps in
» Breaking: Project Veritas Reinstated to Twitter
» Club Q Shooting: Man Who Allegedly Killed 5, Injured 18 Was Previously Arrested for Bomb Threat
» Congressman Warren Davidson Urges Congress to Pass the Vaccine Passport Prevention Act
» Elon Musk Sets Media Straight: New York Times is ‘Just Boring Far-Left Brainwashing’
» Idaho Paper: Similarities Discovered Between Idaho Stabbing and Unsolved 2021 Oregon Murder
» Idaho Police Seek Surveillance Video After Stabbing Deaths of College Students
» Idiots React to Trump’s Twitter Return
» Just Kidding! CBS News Resumes Twitter Posts After 40-Hour Tantrum
» Kevin McCarthy Checkmates Democrats, Will Remove Eric Swalwell & Adam Schiff From House Committees
» Machines Failed at 70 Maricopa County Polling Places on Election Day
» Man Fatally Stabbed, Run Over at Meeting to Settle Dispute Outside Walmart, NC Cops Say
» Mass Shooting at Colorado Gay Club Leaves 5 Dead, 18 Injured
» Mayor and Police Do Antifa’s Bidding, Shut Down Event Showcasing Opposing Speech
» Nikki Haley Addresses Potential Presidential Run in 2024
» Parents of Murdered Idaho Student ‘1000%’ Sure Ex-Boyfriend Didn’t Kill Their Daughter
» Popular News Aggregator Citizen Free Press Locked Out of Twitter Over Obama Voting Machines Fraud Video
» Warning Shot: Texas Governor Reminds School Officials COVID-19 Vaccines Are Only Voluntary
 
Canada
» Watch: Top Trudeau Official Can’t Name Evidence of Convoy Violence That Justified Emergencies Act
 
Europe and the EU
» Harry and Meghan to Receive Kennedy Award for Fighting ‘Structural Racism’ In Royal Family
» Poland to Ask Hungary to Promptly Ratify Finland, Sweden NATO Accession
» Swedish Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendment Limiting Freedom of the Press
» UK: ‘White B****rd!’ — No Jail for Racist Thugs Whose Victim Required Surgery
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Protest British Cycling’s Shell Deal at National Cycling Centre
 
Russia
» IAEA Warns Whoever Was Behind ‘Powerful Explosions’ at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant is ‘Playing With Fire’
» Kyiv Voices Doubts That Missile That Fell in Poland Was From Ukraine
» Massive Explosion Hits Russian Gazprom Gas Pipeline Amid Suspicions of Sabotage Linked to Putin’s War on Ukraine
» Will Elon Musk be the Game Changer in Ukraine?
 
South Asia
» India: Mysterious Mangaluru Auto Blast ‘An Act of Terror’ By a Suspected ‘Jihadi Man’
 
Australia — Pacific
» Dr Nick Coatsworth Takes Another Swipe at Norman Swan and the ABC’s Claim That He’s ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Doctor’
» Exclusive: Dan Andrews’ Lockdowns Blamed for the Unthinkable: How a Mum of Three Lost Her Mind After Being Isolated for 262 Days During Covid…
» Outspoken Senator Jacinta Price Blasts Welcome to Country Ceremonies Saying ‘Symbolic Recognition’ Doesn’t Help Indigenous Communities
» Russian Hackers Release More Medibank Patient Files Labelled ‘Sexually Transmitted Diseases’, ‘HIV’, ‘Psycho’ And ‘Viral Hep’ After $15m Ransom Was Refused
 
Latin America
» Brazilians Protesting Election Results Have Their Bank Accounts Frozen
» The Ballots From Brazil: South-of-the-Border Steal?
 
Immigration
» Frontex Registers New Record in Illegal Crossings
» Ireland: Watch: Hundreds Protest After Govt Smuggles Male Migrants Into Working Class Area
» Is Multiculturalism Destroying Western National Identities?
» Just Two of Seventeen Migrant ‘Taxi’ Ships Are Registered as Search and Rescue Vessels
» Violent Nigerian Migrant Injures French Border Police After Asylum Rejection
 
Culture Wars
» 41% of Climate Scientists Don’t Believe ‘Climate Change’ Narrative
» Colorado Free-Speech Case Headed for Supreme Court
» England to Take a Knee, Wear LGBTQ Arm Band Despite Threatened FIFA Punishment
» Entire Gender Industry is Based on a Failed Study That Disproved Scientist’s Theory: Psychiatrist
» The ‘Elites’ Are at it Again: Princeton to Offer Courses on BDSM, Fetishism
» Trans Activist Who Threatened to Beat Women Now Threatens to Attack Andy Ngo
 

UK: As Savers Are Punished, Workers Are Dragged Into Higher Tax — and the Recession Bites… Call That a Tory Budget, Mr Hunt?

It feels like it came from a totally different Jeremy!

If it had been Rachel Reeves, the Shadow Chancellor, at the Dispatch Box announcing such cuts, I would have understood such an assault on wealth.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Amazon Will Shut Down End-to-End Encrypted Messenger App Wickr Next Year

Wickr Me, a free end-to-end encrypted communications app that was once independent and is now owned by Amazon Web Services (AWS), will shut down on December 31, 2023. The app will cease accepting new users on December 31, 2022, according to a blog post on its website.

Wickr was once a prominent alt-tech solution that offered private messaging. However, Amazon acquired Wickr in 2021 and introduced paid versions of the messaging app for businesses. What remains, Wickr Me, the free version, is shutting down. Wickr AWS and Wickr Enterprise will continue operating.

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

Ballots Found Stuffed in Black Duffle Bags in Maricopa Country, Arizona AG Steps in

Arizona Assistant Attorney General Jennifer Wright has stepped in to investigate allegations of voter fraud after ballots were found stuffed in black duffle bags in Maricopa County.

Wright and the Elections Integrity Unit wrote a joint letter to the Maricopa County officials on Saturday demanding answers regarding widespread complaints about the county’s voting process on Election Day.

During the general election on November 8, Maricopa County suffered widespread ballot tabulation and ballot printer problems.

Among the most troubling issues raised in the letter directed to Thomas Liddy with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office was the apparent discovery of ballots found stuffed in black duffle bags in at least one polling location.

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

Breaking: Project Veritas Reinstated to Twitter

Project Veritas has been reinstated on Twitter as of Sunday after Twitter owner Elon Musk has recently unbanned several high profile users such as Donald Trump, Dr. Jordan B. Peterson, Kathy Griffin, and the Christian satire site The Babylon Bee.

Alex Lorusso, who was also recently reinstated on Twitter, posted the news of their return.

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

Club Q Shooting: Man Who Allegedly Killed 5, Injured 18 Was Previously Arrested for Bomb Threat

At least 2 people inside the club stopped the gunman and prevented further violence, police said.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — An armed 22-year-old entered an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs, Colorado, just before midnight Saturday night and immediately opened fire, killing at least five people and injuring 18 others, before patrons stopped and disarmed him, police said Sunday, CNN reported.

The suspect in the shooting at Club Q was identified as Anderson Lee Aldrich, according to Colorado Springs Police Chief Adrian Vasquez. He used a long rifle in the shooting, and two firearms were found at the scene, he said.

Law enforcement officials briefed on the investigation told ABC News that the suspect in the mass shooting is the same person arrested in a June 2021 bomb threat incident.

At least two people inside the club stopped the gunman and prevented further violence, Vasquez said. “We owe them a great debt of thanks,” he said.

“Club Q is a safe haven for our LGBTQ citizens,” he added. “Every citizen has a right to feel safe and secure in our city, to go about our beautiful city without fear of being harmed or treated poorly.”

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Congressman Warren Davidson Urges Congress to Pass the Vaccine Passport Prevention Act

Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH) is urging Congress to pass a bill he introduced last year that would ban the use of vaccine passports for future use.

The bill is aimed at protecting Americans from the federal government’s overreach under the guise of responding to the pandemic.

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

Elon Musk Sets Media Straight: New York Times is ‘Just Boring Far-Left Brainwashing’

Twitter boss Elon Musk put The New York Times on notice by calling the newspaper “boring far-left brainwashing.”

Musk was responding to a post by independent journalist Matt Taibbi.

“The New York Times says America doesn’t ‘deserve’ Donald Trump, but the Times sure does, especially after winning a Pulitzer for a story botched across years,” Taibbi said on Twitter with a screenshot of some of the bogus stories the paper ran on the 45th president.

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

Idaho Paper: Similarities Discovered Between Idaho Stabbing and Unsolved 2021 Oregon Murder

The murder of four University of Idaho students early in the morning on November 13, while they were sleeping according to authorities, in Moscow, Idaho has striking similarities to an attack of a sleeping couple from Marion County, Oregon in 2021.

According to the Idaho Tribune, on August 13, 2021 around 3 am, 26-year-old husband Travis Richard Juetten and his wife, Jamilyn Rebekah Juetten, were stabbed multiple times in a circumstance, like the Idaho murders, where the assailant entered the home and stabbed the victims over and over again with a large knife.

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

Idaho Police Seek Surveillance Video After Stabbing Deaths of College Students

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities investigating the stabbing deaths of four University of Idaho students as they slept in a house near campus are asking for outside surveillance video to help solve the week-old crime.

The Moscow Police Department late Saturday requested from businesses and residences in specific parts of the city any footage recorded between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. on Nov. 13, the day of the killings.

Police said they have received about 500 tips after the killings shook the Idaho Panhandle community of 25,000 residents. The leafy college town about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Spokane, Washington, last saw a homicide about five years ago.

Also on Saturday, police said a private driver who gave two of the women a ride home was not involved in the crime.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Idiots React to Trump’s Twitter Return

Trump has been reinstated on Twitter and the sheer deluge of cope and seethe is absolutely delectable.

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

Just Kidding! CBS News Resumes Twitter Posts After 40-Hour Tantrum

It only took 40 hours for CBS News to realize what absolute morons they’d been to stop posting on Twitter over “security concerns” with the platform.

“After pausing for much of the weekend to assess the security concerns, CBS News and Stations is resuming its activity on Twitter as we continue to monitor the situation,” the news organization’s communications team tweeted Sunday morning.

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

Kevin McCarthy Checkmates Democrats, Will Remove Eric Swalwell & Adam Schiff From House Committees

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) put Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell on notice today on Fox News promising to follow through on his vow to remove them from their congressional committees when Republicans retake control in the new Congress.

McCarthy told Fox News anchor Maria Bartiromo he will keep the promise he made in January to remove Democrat Reps. Eric Swalwell, Adam Schiff, and Ilhan Omar from their coveted committee assignments.

He said he will remove Swalwell and Schiff from the House Intelligence Committee and Omar from the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

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

Machines Failed at 70 Maricopa County Polling Places on Election Day

Investigations into voting issues in Arizona have revealed that a staggering 70 polling places in Maricopa County suffered issues with machines that were vital to processing ballots on Election Day.

Officials have been investigating the reasons why Arizona’s biggest county suffered so many issues as citizens tried to cast their votes in the midterms.

The locations were mostly spread throughout the Valley region, according to KNXV-TV.

The main issue with the polling places was with Ballot on Demand printers, not tabulation machines.

According to the report, an election department spokesperson revealed in an email that the printer fusers were the problem, not a lack of ink or toner.

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

Man Fatally Stabbed, Run Over at Meeting to Settle Dispute Outside Walmart, NC Cops Say

A man was fatally stabbed and run over outside of a Walmart in North Carolina, officials told news outlets.

Around 1 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 19, officers were called to a Walmart in Marion for reports of a stabbing and found 45-year-old Alfredo Guardian Magana critically injured and lying in the parking lot near the grocery pickup area, the Marion Police Department said, according to WLOS. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Now, police say they are looking for 38-year-old Salvador Romero Magana, who they have identified as a suspect in Alfredo Magana’s death, WYFF reported. He is wanted on charges of second-degree murder. Officials did not say whether the two are related.

Anyone who sees Salvador Magana should not approach him and should call 911, the outlet reported.

Police said their investigation found that approximately nine people showed up outside the Walmart in two separate vehicles “apparently to settle an unknown dispute,” WLOS reported.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Mass Shooting at Colorado Gay Club Leaves 5 Dead, 18 Injured

Authored by Zachary Stieber via The Epoch Times

Five people were killed and another 18, including the suspect, were injured in a shooting at an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado, according to police officials.

The first call on the shooting came in just before midnight on Nov. 19, Lt. Pamela Castro with the Colorado Springs Police Department told reporters near the establishment, which is called Club Q.

The suspect was taken into custody and is being treated at local hospitals, as are the other injured, Castro said. The severity of the injuries vary and the number of dead could increase.

The motive for the shooting is under investigation, police said.

The suspect was not identified by name, age, or sex, and officials would not say how the suspect became injured. The suspect has not yet been charged

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

Mayor and Police Do Antifa’s Bidding, Shut Down Event Showcasing Opposing Speech

Here’s a scenario: Some extremists don’t like the ideas that would be expressed at an event, so they issue threats of violence via social media. The mayor and police chief of the relevant jurisdiction then shut down the event on “public safety grounds.”

If this sounds like a recipe for easily squelching speech you dislike, know that it’s also another thing:

Something that just happened, according to Fox News commentator Tucker Carlson. In fact, this is the fifth time it has occurred in just the last few weeks, he says.

Carlson reported on the story Friday evening, saying:

Josh Denny is a comedian. You may have heard of him. He used to work for the Food Network. He’s also pro-life, personally, and willing to say so out loud.

Earlier this month, Denny was preparing to host a comedy show in Rutherford, New Jersey. That’s about a half hour outside of New York, but just minutes after the show was announced, Antifa, a violent, radical group, decided to shut it down.

Hundreds of Antifa-affiliated Twitter accounts started bombarding the venue called the Williams Center. They also went after the chief of police of Rutherford, a man called John Russo, and they threatened violence. Now, at that point, a chief of police who wanted to defend the Constitution, his solemn duty, would have pushed back and affirmed the sacred right of free expression of every American, but that’s not what Chief Russo did. Instead, he caved to the demands of the mob.

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

Nikki Haley Addresses Potential Presidential Run in 2024

Former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley addressed questions surrounding a potential run for the White House Saturday night during a speech at the Republican Jewish Coalition Annual Leadership Meeting in Las Vegas, potentially setting up a showdown during the GOP primary with former President Donald Trump.

She told the audience, “A lot of people have asked if I’m going to run for president now that the midterms are over. I’ll look at it in a serious way and I’ll have more to say soon.”

[Comment: She’s too neo-con for my taste.]

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

Parents of Murdered Idaho Student ‘1000%’ Sure Ex-Boyfriend Didn’t Kill Their Daughter

There have been new developments in the murder of four University of Idaho students early in the morning on November 13, as the parents of 21-year-old Kaylee Goncalves, Kristi and Steve Goncalves, say their daughter’s ex-boyfriend, 26-year-old Jack DuCoeur, did not commit the crime.

Speaking to Lawrence Jones on Fox News, Kristi Goncalves said “They’re wasting their time with Jack. And Jack is just as distraught as we are. Jack is our family. Jack is 1,000 percent. 2,000 percent our family, and Jack is with us, and we stand behind him 100 percent.”

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

Popular News Aggregator Citizen Free Press Locked Out of Twitter Over Obama Voting Machines Fraud Video

News aggregation website CitizenFreePress.com was locked out of Twitter after sharing a 2008 clip of former President Barack Obama talking about potential election fraud because of voting machines.

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

Warning Shot: Texas Governor Reminds School Officials COVID-19 Vaccines Are Only Voluntary

Gov. Greg Abbott is reminding school leaders that the COVID-19 vaccine is prohibited from being made mandatory as a school entry requirement in Texas, a prohibition that’s been in effect since 2021.

Abbott sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath and to all school superintendents stating the COVID-19 vaccine cannot be mandated as part of school entry requirements.

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

Watch: Top Trudeau Official Can’t Name Evidence of Convoy Violence That Justified Emergencies Act

On Friday, November 18, the Trucker Commission featured the testimony of top civil servants from the Privy Council Office, including Jacquie Bogden, Jeff Hutchinson, Janice Charette and Nathalie Drouin.

The lawyer representing the truckers, Brendan Miller, questioned Drouin, who served as the Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada from 2017-2021, and is now Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet. Miller grilled Drouin on the proper process of drafting legislation and its implications for designating the convoy protests as a threat to national security.

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

Harry and Meghan to Receive Kennedy Award for Fighting ‘Structural Racism’ In Royal Family

Harry and Meghan are to receive a human rights award for fighting “structural racism” within the Royal Family from the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organisation.

For their efforts in causing chaos within the monarchy, renegade royals Harry and Meghan are to receive a human rights award, with the pair being credited as fighting “structural racism” within the institution.

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

Poland to Ask Hungary to Promptly Ratify Finland, Sweden NATO Accession

Poland along with Slovakia and the Czech Republic, will ask Hungary to promptly ratify the documents on Finland’s and Sweden’s accession to Nato, Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has said.

The two Nordic countries forsook their decades-long neutrality after Russia invaded Ukraine, sparking a conventional military conflict that Europe had not seen since World War Two.

Morawiecki made the declaration on Sunday in Helsinki where he met with Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin.

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

Swedish Parliament Approves Constitutional Amendment Limiting Freedom of the Press

The Swedish parliament has approved a constitutional amendment to criminalise foreign espionage and disclosure of secret information, limiting what the press may report on certain subjects.

The constitutional amendment seeks to make foreign espionage, aggravated foreign espionage, and disclosure of secret information in international cooperation criminal offences and will affect both freedom of expression and freedom of the press in Sweden.

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

UK: ‘White B****rd!’ — No Jail for Racist Thugs Whose Victim Required Surgery

Two South Asian men who participated in a racist gang attack that left the victim needing surgery have been allowed to skip prison by a British judge.

23-year-old Urfan Amjad and 20-year-old Fahim Shukat were convicted of participating in a “violent and sustained attack” against a white victim in Manchester.

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

UK: Extinction Rebellion Protest British Cycling’s Shell Deal at National Cycling Centre

Extinction Rebellion protesters have climbed onto the entrance of the National Cycling Centre in Manchester to protest British Cycling’s partnership with Shell.

Two protesters displayed a banner demanding ‘Get Shell out of British Cycling’ and held smoke bomb-like devices. The video was filmed by Extinction Rebellion Midlands and uploaded to Twitter.

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

IAEA Warns Whoever Was Behind ‘Powerful Explosions’ at Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant is ‘Playing With Fire’

Powerful explosions rocked the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine this weekend, renewing concerns that fighting so close to the facility could cause a nuclear accident.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said that whoever was responsible for the attacks was “playing with fire,” reiterating a warning he made in September.

IAEA experts at the plant said that more than a dozen blasts were heard within a short period of time Sunday morning local time, the nuclear watchdog said in a statement. Shelling was observed both near and at the site of the facility. IAEA officials could even see some explosions from their windows, the nuclear watchdog said.

“Whoever is behind this, it must stop immediately,” Grossi added.

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Kyiv Voices Doubts That Missile That Fell in Poland Was From Ukraine

Ukrainian authorities have voiced doubts that a missile that fell in Poland on November 15 came from Ukrainian air defense forces.

The Polish Foreign Ministry said a Russian-made missile fell on the village of Przewodow, a village in eastern Poland, about six kilometers from the border with Ukraine. Two people died in the incident, which has raised global alarm that the Ukraine war could spill into neighboring countries.

Western officials, including U.S. President Joe Biden and NATO chief Jens Stotlenberg, said the incident was probably caused by a Ukrainian air defense missile, though they cautioned that there has been no indication so far that it was a deliberate attack and an investigation into what happened is ongoing.

But Oleksiy Danilov, the secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine, said on November 16 that Kyiv wanted a joint study of the incident with its Western partners and to see the information that provides the basis for its allies’ conclusions.

“We are advocating a further, as detailed as possible study of this incident together with our partners. We are ready to hand over to our partners the evidence of the Russian trail that we have,” Danilov said.

“We also expect information from our partners, on the basis of which a final conclusion was made that it is a Ukrainian air defense missile,” he added.

Ukraine has also requested immediate access to the site of the explosion, he said.

           — Hat tip: JW [Return to headlines]
 

Massive Explosion Hits Russian Gazprom Gas Pipeline Amid Suspicions of Sabotage Linked to Putin’s War on Ukraine

The fireball was visible for miles in every direction after hitting about 14 miles east of St Petersburg, the nation’s second largest city and Putin’s hometown.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Will Elon Musk be the Game Changer in Ukraine?

Tesla founder Elon Musk is once again becoming an important military factor in the Ukrainian theater of war. Musk has decided to take around 1 300 of his Starlink satellites, which previously covered the territory of Ukraine, off the grid due to financing problems.

This is a heavy blow for the Ukrainian military as well as for the Kiev government. Early in the war, Musk had provided Ukraine with thousands of Starlink mobile terminals, which the government used to keep its communications open.

More importantly, the Starlink network was often the only means of communication for the Ukrainian military, and thanks to additionally developed software, the Ukrainian units were able to record great success in engaging Russian targets using Starlink.

“Starlink helped us a lot when it came to the blockades in our cities and occupied territories. Sometimes we completely lost touch with those regions,” Ukrainian President Zelensky told Business Insider.

But that seems over now. Due to funding problems, Musk’s space company SpaceX took 1 300 satellites offline. Musk is demanding $2 500 per terminal from the Ukrainian military to keep them running. The total cost increased to 20 million US dollars. The result: the Ukrainian military can no longer — or does not want to — bear these costs.

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

India: Mysterious Mangaluru Auto Blast ‘An Act of Terror’ By a Suspected ‘Jihadi Man’

Autorickshaw blast in MangaluruB Upendran | HENB | Mangaluru | Nov 20, 2022:: Karnataka Director general and inspector general of police Praveen Sood on Sunday confirmed that the suspected low-intensity blast reported in an autorickshaw in Mangaluru on Saturday was an act on a part of terror.

It is opined by the experts now, if the blast was not a mere accident by chance and could be made under proper planning to harm the Hindus of Mangaluru city that would claim many lives as a fatal consequences. The planned blast as assumed could not be materialized at the right location in fixed time.

Soon after the incident, ADGP (law and order) Alok Kumar, referring to the incident, suspected it to be a low-intensity blast. He said, “The FSL team based on their examination, we will be able to conclude if it is a blast or something else. For now, we suspect that it is a low intensity blast. Two people have sustained burn injuries. The driver is from Mangaluru. The identity of the passenger is yet to be ascertained.” Perhaps the identity of the injured persons, the driver and the passenger is kept disclosed by the police for the interest of further investigation.

But the DGP Karnataka tweeted, “It’s confirmed now. The blast is not accidental but an act of terror with intention to cause serious damage. Karnataka State Police is probing deep into it along with central agencies.”…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Dr Nick Coatsworth Takes Another Swipe at Norman Swan and the ABC’s Claim That He’s ‘Australia’s Most Trusted Doctor’

Dr Nick Coatsworth delivered another scathing takedown of Dr Norman Swan, after his major Covid-related bungle, by brutally pointing out the ABC pundit’s long absence from treating patients.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Exclusive: Dan Andrews’ Lockdowns Blamed for the Unthinkable: How a Mum of Three Lost Her Mind After Being Isolated for 262 Days During Covid…

== and stabbed her children 3, 5 and 7 to death in crime that shocked the nation

A mum who stabbed to death her three young children inside their home lost her mind during Victoria’s hard lockdowns.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Outspoken Senator Jacinta Price Blasts Welcome to Country Ceremonies Saying ‘Symbolic Recognition’ Doesn’t Help Indigenous Communities

Senator Jacinta Nampijinpa Price argued Welcome to Country ceremonies are a ‘symbolic’ gesture made by a government which fails to deliver outcomes for First Nations people.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Russian Hackers Release More Medibank Patient Files Labelled ‘Sexually Transmitted Diseases’, ‘HIV’, ‘Psycho’ And ‘Viral Hep’ After $15m Ransom Was Refused

Russian hackers responsible for breaking into Medibank have released information on another 1,500 patients.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Brazilians Protesting Election Results Have Their Bank Accounts Frozen

Some Brazilians protesting President Jair Bolsonaro’s defeat are having their bank accounts frozen. The reports come days after the electoral court ordered the blocking of major social media accounts disputing the results.

Bolsonaro lost to Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva last month in a closely contested election by a 49.1% to 50.9% margin.

Following his defeat, thousands of truck drivers parked their vehicles on highways across the country, like what truckers in Canada did to protest Covid measures. The protesters were claiming that the election was stolen.

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

The Ballots From Brazil: South-of-the-Border Steal?

“What happens in Washington doesn’t always stay in Washington,” wrote The New York Times in a November 14 opinion piece. Author Natalia Viana, a Brazilian “investigative journalist,” could’ve been alluding to the 2000 election, after which some Democrats called President George W. Bush illegitimate; to Stacey Abrams, who repeatedly claimed she was the rightful governor of Georgia; or to the Trump-Russia-collusion hoax, whose orchestrators insisted that Putin stole the election for the 45th president. But she wasn’t.

Instead, she was claiming that supporters of Brazil’s president, Jair Bolsonaro, were mirroring Donald Trump by claiming that their October 30 run-off election — which Bolsonaro “lost” to socialist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva by less than two percent of the vote — might have been stolen.

But the mirroring would go far beyond that, according to Bolsonaro’s son, Eduardo Bolsonaro. In fact, he says that the Brazilian election was stolen just the way the U.S.’s election was.

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

Frontex Registers New Record in Illegal Crossings

The European border protection agency Frontex has now also confirmed a new record. In the first ten months of this year, 275 000 illegal border crossings were counted — 73 percent more than in the same period last year.

“Due to the high number of arrivals, there may be delays in reporting and the final numbers could be higher,” Frontex officials warned. In October alone, 47 percent more illegal entries into the EU member states were registered than in the same month last year.

The most active route to the EU continues to be the Western Balkans (128 438 border crossings in the first ten months). Second place is taken by the central Mediterranean route, which recorded an increase between January and October in particular (79 140 border crossings up to and including October).

This is based on preliminary estimates by the EU border protection agency.

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

Ireland: Watch: Hundreds Protest After Govt Smuggles Male Migrants Into Working Class Area

Hundreds took to the streets of a working-class area in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday after the country’s government moved a large number of male migrants into a former office block in the area.

The “smuggling” of a significant number of male migrants into a former office block in a working-class community in the Irish capital has provoked outrage from locals, with hundreds taking to the streets on Saturday as part of an impromptu protest against the influx.

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

Is Multiculturalism Destroying Western National Identities?

Twenty years ago, the United Nations published a document titled “Replacement Migration: Is it A Solution to Declining and Ageing Populations?”. It was not a right-wing conspiracy theory, but a sophisticated working plan for Western democracies dealing with demographic aging. It has since gone mainstream. Just read what Richard Thaler, a Nobel laureate in economics, said this month: “We need more immigrants to pay pensions”.

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Just Two of Seventeen Migrant ‘Taxi’ Ships Are Registered as Search and Rescue Vessels

Just two of the 17 NGO migrant “taxis” operating in the Mediterranean Sea are certified as search and rescue vessels, despite all claiming they engage in “rescue” operations.

Of the 17 NGO ships, only the Geo Barents, operated by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the Open Arms, operated by the Spanish NGO of the same name, are registered to act as search and rescue ships at sea.

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Violent Nigerian Migrant Injures French Border Police After Asylum Rejection

Two French border police were injured by a Nigerian migrant at a railway station after he refused to give officials his papers during an identification check.

The incident took place at a train station in the commune of Port-la-Nouvelle on Wednesday after border police engaged in an identity check of the 24-year-old Nigerian, who refused to give his identification papers to the officers.

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41% of Climate Scientists Don’t Believe ‘Climate Change’ Narrative

A whopping 41 percent of climate scientists say they don’t believe the official “climate change” narrative that’s promoted by politicians and the corporate media, a new report has revealed.

The media and political elite are constantly demanding that the public complies with their green agenda by arguing that the “science is settled” on global warming.

The official narrative insists that there is a nearly 99% “consensus” among scientists that the human race is causing a catastrophic “climate emergency” through carbon emissions.

However, a bombshell new survey reveals that 41% of climate scientists dispute these claims.

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Colorado Free-Speech Case Headed for Supreme Court

Denver-based website creator Lorie Smith, owner of 303Creative.com, will, after six long years, finally get her day in court. On December 5, oral arguments begin on a case that should never have been filed, on an issue that should never have been raised. At issue: Smith’s right to conduct her business as she sees fit, according to her own values and beliefs.

When Colorado’s leftist legislators passed the Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act, or CADA, Smith immediately saw the potential threat to her business and filed a preemptive lawsuit. If the new law were allowed to stand, her business would be a prime target: She declared that, according to her Christian beliefs, she would not build a website for a marriage that conflicted with those beliefs.

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England to Take a Knee, Wear LGBTQ Arm Band Despite Threatened FIFA Punishment

England is promising to take a knee at the outset of their World Cup game against Iran on Monday, and team captain Harry Kane says he intends to wear the LGBTQ “One Love” armband on the field. But FIFA is warning against the moves and insists that there may be punishment if England goes ahead with its plans, Reuters reported.

The “One Love” armband is part of a campaign to support the LGBTQ agenda.

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Entire Gender Industry is Based on a Failed Study That Disproved Scientist’s Theory: Psychiatrist

Authored by Jan Jekielek and Masooma Haq via The Epoch Times

With schools teaching sex and gender ideology beginning in kindergarten, the Biden administration encouraging early medical treatments for gender dysphoria, and social media influencers discussing the topic, a record number of adolescent girls believe they are transgender and are transitioning to live as males.

Concerned adults are sounding the alarm on the lack of scientific studies to support transgender medical treatments that permanently alter a young person’s physiology and leave their mental health issues unresolved.

Child and adolescent psychiatrist Miriam Grossman, who has been a mental health professional for 40 years, said the gender industry is built on the lies of one troubled psychologist.

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The ‘Elites’ Are at it Again: Princeton to Offer Courses on BDSM, Fetishism

Princeton University will begin offering its students courses on BDSM and fetishism in 2023. Ivy League leftists may one day be demanding student loan forgiveness with a transcript including classes such as “Black + Queer in Leather: Black Leather/BDSM Material Culture” and “Anthropology of Religion: Fetishism and Decolonization.”

A course catalog for the Ivy League university reveals that “Black + Queer in Leather: Black Leather/BDSM Material Culture” and “Anthropology of Religion: Fetishism and Decolonization” will be offered to students in 2023.

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Trans Activist Who Threatened to Beat Women Now Threatens to Attack Andy Ngo

The transgender activist who went viral for threatening to violently attack women at a New York City “Stop Female Erasure” rally sent The Post Millennial’s Andy Ngo threats of violence, along with homophobic, sexist, and racist insults.

Along with Antifa and other far-left activists, trans-identified male model Amara Velasquez got out-of-control at City Hall Park in Manhattan while counter-protesting against women who they deem to be “TERFS,” which stands for trans-exclusionary radical feminist.

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  1. The Ukrainian government through its energy company DTEK, is telling ALL Ukrainian citizens “evacuate to Europe before winter.”

    The head of the energy corporation went on television and told his fellow Ukrainians the energy system of the country is so smashed, that the fewer people remaining in the country, the more electricity hospitals will have to treat injured soldiers. He says people who can afford to get out, should leave for three or four months!

    Most amazing about this new “suggestion” is that it comes just one day after Russia offered Ukraine a “temporary cease fire” and Ukraine REFUSED.

    https://halturnerradioshow.com/index.php/en/news-page/world/breaking-news-ukraine-telling-citizens-evacuate-to-europe-before-winter

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