Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/24/2022

An economic advisor to Joe Biden said that the president is “happy” with the current trajectory of price inflation. Meanwhile, a Bank of England official said the country needs the digital pound, due to the collapse of FTX.

In other news, most Ukrainians have been left without electricity in the wake of Russian air strikes against the energy grid.

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Financial Crisis
» 1 in 4 Americans Say They Won’t be Having Thanksgiving Dinner Because They Can’t Afford it
» Bank of England Official Says Nation Needs Centralized ‘Digital Pound’ After FTX Collapse
» Bank of Canada Governor Says Not Cutting Stimulus Sooner Worsened Inflation
» UK: Turn Off Radiators in Empty Rooms, Don’t Leave Devices on Standby, And Insulate Your Loft
» Videos: Biden Economic Advisor Says President is “Happy” With Inflationary Prices
 
USA
» Anti-Lockdown Stanford Professor: “Academic Freedom is Dead”
» Association Between Vitamin D Supplementation and COVID-19 Infection and Mortality
» Biden Vows Gun Control Push During Lame-Duck Session
» Biden Endorses G20 Declaration to Censor “Disinformation”
» Biden’s Deputy Director of Dept. of Education Claims Democracy, ‘Fatphobia’ Based on White Supremacy
» California Court Rules School Districts Can’t Impose Own COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates
» California’s Chilling Medical Misinformation Law is an Affront to the US Constitution
» Cops Probe Link Between Idaho Murders and Similar Oregon Stabbing of Couple in Their Beds Last Year
» DC Man Who Pushed “Justice Reform” Bill Shot Dead on the Day it Passes
» Democrat Lawmakers Nag Elon Musk About Spanish “Disinformation
» Elon Musk to Publish Twitter’s Internal Discussions on Hunter Biden Laptop to ‘Restore Public Trust’
» Elon Musk to Spill Beans on How Conservatives Were Mistreated by Twitter: ‘The World Should Know the Truth’
» Elon Musk Says ‘Amnesty’ Coming for Some Suspended Twitter Accounts
» Epstein Accusers Sue JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank for Enabling Notorious Pedophile
» Exclusive: Dailymail.Com Reporter Alerts FBI to Walmart Mass Shooter’s ‘Kill List’ — With Name of Murdered Victim and Two Survivors Circled — Dumped Outside His House
» Fired Twitter Moderator Reveals “Worries” Over Platform’s Free Speech Future
» Leftist Twitter Poll Asking if Kari Lake Should Concede Arizona Race Goes Sideways When 76% Say ‘No’
» Louisiana Attorney General: Fauci ‘Can’t Recall’ Details of His COVID-19 Response
» Man Calling for ‘Voluntary Human Extinction’ Gets Glowing New York Times Profile
» NY Man Dies After Being Surrounded by 30 Bikers and ATVs During Carjacking — No Arrests Made
» Oddsmakers Favor DeSantis for 2024
» Over 250,000 Ballots Still Remain Uncounted in California
» Pittsburgh School District Unanimously Passes Resolution Against Bill Barring Critical Race Theory
» Railway Strike Seen as Increasingly Inevitable, Threatens to Derail Economy Ahead of Holidays
» Republican-Led States Ask SCOTUS to Uphold Freeze on Biden Student Loan Debt Forgiveness
» San Francisco Police Propose Allowing Robots to Kill in ‘Rare and Exceptional’ Circumstances
» San Francisco Elections Official Released From Contact Because He is White, Male
» Spielberg Has Become Biden
» Top Vaccine Official Dies Suddenly
» Video: Sam Harris Claims it Was an “Accident” That NY Post Was Right About Hunter Biden Laptop
» White House Urges Americans to Push Pro-Biden Propaganda Onto Conservative Family Members Over Thanksgiving
 
Canada
» 54% of Quebecers Want to See Province Develop Oil and Energy Projects
» Alberta Urges Trudeau Gov’t to Fire the Head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police
» Civil Liberties Group Accuses Trudeau Gov’t of Undermining ‘Transparency’ During Emergencies Act Inquiry
» Civil Rights Group Outraged After Canadian Province Looks to Introduce ‘Unexplained Wealth’ Seizure Law
» Conservatives Say Liberals Cross ‘Red Line’ With Bid to Restrict Firearms Used by Hunters
» Day 30 Emergencies Act Hearings Recap
» Medically-Assisted Suicide Recommended to Another Canadian Armed Forces Member
» Ontario Teacher With Giant Fake Breasts Goes Skydiving With ‘Conservative Pornstar’, Loses Wig
» Trudeau Ministers Discussed Deploying Army Tanks During Freedom Convoy Protests
» Watch: Freeland Claims Freedom Convoy Held ‘Democracy Hostage’
 
Europe and the EU
» Brussels Recommends Billions in EU Funds be Withheld From Hungary
» COVID Lockdown Curfew Employed in German State Declared Illegal by Court
» Czech PM Fiala: We Will Discuss PM Orban’s ‘Greater Hungary’ Scarf at Visegrad Four Meeting
» EU is Demanding We Violate Our Own Constitution, Says Polish Ruling Party Leader
» EU Sanctions on Russia Blew €10 Billion Hole in Hungarian Budget
» European Parliament Has Become a Vehicle for Left-Wing Ideology, Says Senior Polish MEP
» Finland: Young Girls Increasingly at Risk of Sex Attacks From Strangers
» Former Pfizer VP Michael Yeadon: Depopulation Agenda ‘In the Minds of’ People Behind COVID Tyranny
» Germany: Green MP Complains About ‘Cold Bundestag’
» Hungarian Opposition Parties Benefited From €4.4 Million in Foreign Funding Ahead of General Election, Declassified Secret Service Report Reveals
» Poland’s Voting System Set for Big Changes Before Next Election
» You First! People Need to ‘Change Behaviour’ to Stop Russian Energy ‘Blackmail’, UK Treasury Chief Declares
 
Russia
» CIA Seeking to Recruit Russians “Disgusted” By Putin’s War
» Most Ukrainians Left Without Power After New Russian Strikes
» Ukraine War: Prisoner Swaps, Energy Strikes ‘Crime Against Humanity’, Hungary Financial Aid
 
Far East
» WeChat Censors Dissent After COVID Restriction Protests Break Out at iPhone Factory
 
Australia — Pacific
» Cardiologist Calls for an End to mRNA Booster Shots
» Fiery Moment Natalie Barr Loses it at Anthony Albanese’s Government as ISIS Brides Return From Syria and Are Resettled in Sydney
» Frightening Moment Home Invader Lunges at an Elderly Man With a Knife in Broad Daylight in Darwin — Leaving Him and His Wife Traumatised: ‘Made Me Sick to My Stomach’
» Girl, 15, Who Brutally Slammed a Pregnant Mum to the Ground by Her Hair as She Was Pushing Her Two Children in a Pram is Jailed for a Year Over the Vicious Robbery
» ISIS Bride Drama Takes a Turn as Home Affairs Minister Holds an Urgent Meeting With Furious Mayors Who Compared the Repatriation to ‘Putting Hitler’s Wife in a Jewish Town’
» The ‘Karen State’: Top Commentator Unleashes on Everything Wrong With Victoria — and Why Dan Andrews Has Turned Melbourne Into the Dobber Capital of Australia
 
Immigration
» 77% of French Say Government is ‘Failing’ To Control Immigration
» A Record 100,000 Illegal Immigrants Have Come to Austria, And Why That’s Now a Big Problem for Romania and Bulgaria
» Another Busload of Migrants Heading to American VP’s Home
» Barefoot Migrants Pushed by Belarus Across Lithuanian Border, Says Minister
» Conservatives Call for Tory Party to be ‘Wiped Out’ as UK Net Migration Hits Records 504,000
» One in Three of Migrants Crossing English Channel in Small Boats is Albanian and on Some Days They Are Four Out of Five, New Home Office Figures Show as Total Numbers Receiving Taxpayer-Funded Support Tops 100,000 for the First Time
 
Culture Wars
» Abortion Rights: French Parliament Votes to Include Right in Constitution
» Canada: Protests Flare Outside of Hamilton Drag Queen Storytime
» Cringe
» Photographer Hired for Balenciaga ‘Kiddie BDSM’ Shoot Says He’s Being Made a Scapegoat
» Swiss Captain Rejects German Team’s Moral Preaching at World Cup
 

1 in 4 Americans Say They Won’t be Having Thanksgiving Dinner Because They Can’t Afford it

One in four Americans say they won’t be having Thanksgiving dinner this year due to sky-high prices. One in five say they aren’t sure they can cover the costs of Thanksgiving, a recent Personal Capital survey found.

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

Bank of England Official Says Nation Needs Centralized ‘Digital Pound’ After FTX Collapse

During a speech at the Warwick Business School’s Conference on DeFi and Digital Currencies on Monday, the Bank of England’s Deputy Governor for Financial Stability Jon Cunliffe announced that the country’s central bank was seeking to develop and deploy a “digital pound.”

Cunliffe reflected on the recent developments in the cryptosphere, breaking down the FTX implosion, and how it illustrated the need for more regulation of the digital currency ecosystem.

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

Bank of Canada Governor Says Not Cutting Stimulus Sooner Worsened Inflation

Bank of Canada governor Tiff Macklem told the House of Commons finance committee on Wednesday that the economy would likely be faring better if the Liberal government had clamped down on Covid-19 pandemic stimulus earlier.

While speaking alongside senior deputy governor Carolyn Rogers, Macklem admitted that the central bank should have tightened interest rates and eased off on stimulus policy.

“If we knew everything a year ago that we knew today, yes I think we should have started tightening interest rates sooner to withdraw the stimulus,” said Macklem.

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

UK: Turn Off Radiators in Empty Rooms, Don’t Leave Devices on Standby, And Insulate Your Loft

Ministers plot campaign urging Britons to thwart Putin’s ‘blackmail’ and save £100s — as new Ofgem energy bill cap leaves government facing £5bn a MONTH in subsidies

Ministers will appeal for families to turn down boiler temperatures, avoid keeping electrical devices on standby, and insulate lofts as part of the drive.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Videos: Biden Economic Advisor Says President is “Happy” With Inflationary Prices

Despite this Thanksgiving costing an estimated 20 percent more than usual for the average American family, with record high prices for staple items, a Senior Biden economic advisor declared Wednesday that the President is “happy” with the way things are going.

Speaking on CNBC, Amos Hochstein proclaimed “If you look at where we are today… with the concerns of inflation and prices rising, we’ve been laser focused on bringing prices down, so I think the President is happy with the trajectory of prices.”

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

Anti-Lockdown Stanford Professor: “Academic Freedom is Dead”

A Stanford Professor who challenged the orthodoxy of lockdowns has warned that “academic freedom is dead,” and that all those who have stood up to the regime narrative now face “a deeply hostile work environment.”

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, an author of the Great Barrington Declaration in which thousands of scientists called for a policy of herd immunity over lockdowns, warned that “When you take a position that is at odds with the scientific clerisy, your life becomes a living hell.”

Speaking at the Academic Freedom Conference at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business recently, Bhattacharya, who previously described lockdowns as the most catastrophically harmful policy in “all of history,” and “the single worst public health mistake in the last 100 years,” noted “we have a high clerisy that declares from on high what is true and what is not true.”

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

Association Between Vitamin D Supplementation and COVID-19 Infection and Mortality

Abstract

Vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with reduced immune function that can lead to viral infection. Several studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiency is associated with increases the risk of infection with COVID-19. However, it is unknown if treatment with Vitamin D can reduce the associated risk of COVID-19 infection, which is the focus of this study. In the population of US veterans, we show that Vitamin D2 and D3 fills were associated with reductions in COVID-19 infection of 28% and 20%, respectively [(D3 Hazard Ratio (HR) = 0.80, [95% CI 0.77, 0.83]), D2 HR = 0.72, [95% CI 0.65, 0.79]]. Mortality within 30-days of COVID-19 infection was similarly 33% lower with Vitamin D3 and 25% lower with D2 (D3 HR = 0.67, [95% CI 0.59, 0.75]; D2 HR = 0.75, [95% CI 0.55, 1.04]). We also find that after controlling for vitamin D blood levels, veterans receiving higher dosages of Vitamin D obtained greater benefits from supplementation than veterans receiving lower dosages. Veterans with Vitamin D blood levels between 0 and 19 ng/ml exhibited the largest decrease in COVID-19 infection following supplementation. Black veterans received greater associated COVID-19 risk reductions with supplementation than White veterans. As a safe, widely available, and affordable treatment, Vitamin D may help to reduce the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Biden Vows Gun Control Push During Lame-Duck Session

President Joe Biden on Thursday announced that he would make another attempt to secure passage of an assault weapons ban during the lame duck session of Congress.

“The idea [that] we still allow semi-automatic weapons to be purchased is sick,” Biden said, according to The Hill. “It’s just sick. It has no, no social redeeming value. Zero. None. Not a single, solitary rationale for it except profit for the gun manufacturers.”

Biden has called for a renewed assault weapons ban several times this year, including after the Uvalde school shooting and a separate violent incident in Raleigh.

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

Biden Endorses G20 Declaration to Censor “Disinformation”

During the summit held in Bali, Indonesia, the G20 Leaders signed a declaration endorsing the censorship of “disinformation.” The Biden administration endorsed the declaration by publishing it on the White House website.

The G20 Bali Leaders’ Declaration mainly focused on climate change, including Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). However, the leaders have linked SDGs with online censorship.

Section 24 of the declaration says there is a need to censor online disinformation.

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

Biden’s Deputy Director of Dept. of Education Claims Democracy, ‘Fatphobia’ Based on White Supremacy

A US Department of Education deputy director appointed under President Joe Biden mocked Evangelical Christians and claimed democracy was based on “White supremacy.”

According to Fox News, Kristina Ishmael, the deputy director in the Office of Educational Technology, which claims to implement policies for “equity of access” to technology, posted the divisive commentary on Twitter.

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

California Court Rules School Districts Can’t Impose Own COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

A California appeals court ruled this week that individual school districts cannot impose their own COVID-19 student vaccine mandates.

The 4th District Court of Appeal on Tuesday upheld a lower court decision affirming that the authority to regulate vaccine requirements in public schools wrests solely with state lawmakers and that there was “no room for each of the over 1,000 individual school districts to impose a patchwork of additional vaccine mandates.”

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

California’s Chilling Medical Misinformation Law is an Affront to the US Constitution

More confusion and controversy is emerging over the way so-called Covid (mis)information is treated, particularly regarding legislation aimed at “disciplining” medical professionals and making sure they toe some unclear and poorly defined lines, which undermines their right to free speech.

In California, a new law, A.B. 2098, is proving to be so bad in terms of First Amendment-protected speech that it has produced some unusual bedfellows among civil rights groups — all in a bid to get it repealed.

The law’s goal is to give California’s Medical Board powers to include sharing Covid “misinformation” with patients among the transgressions that are considered as unprofessional conduct by doctors.

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

Cops Probe Link Between Idaho Murders and Similar Oregon Stabbing of Couple in Their Beds Last Year

Idaho police are probing a possible link between the brutal murders of four University of Idaho students and a similar case in Oregon where a husband and wife were stabbed in their beds by a crazed lunatic last year.

Moscow Police Chief James Fyre said they are looking at ‘every avenue’ to discover the mysterious killer who murdered roommates Madison Mogen, 21, Kaylee Goncalves, 21, and Xana Kernodle, 20, and her boyfriend Ethan Chapin, 20, on November 13.

Police believe the attack was ‘targeted,’ but have declined to give their reasoning behind that notion. Captain Roger Lanier said: ‘You’re going to have to trust us on that at this point because we’re not going to release why we think that.’

Authorities are checking if they can link the four students’ murders to Oregonian Travis Juetten, 26, who was also stabbed to death with a long knife in the middle of the night last year.

Juetten was knifed 29 times by a masked man who broke into his Silverton, Oregon, home at 3am on August 13, 2021.

His wife Jamilyn, 24, was also attacked, but miraculously survived, despite suffering 19 stab wounds — one of which severed a muscle in her hand.

Similarly to the Moscow case — where two other roommates were left unharmed — a friend of the couple, who was staying with them because they had agreed to housesit while the couple took a vacation in Hawaii, was left injured.

In another echo of the University of Idaho murders, the killer was able to slip into the home undetected and took nothing from the property.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

DC Man Who Pushed “Justice Reform” Bill Shot Dead on the Day it Passes

Last week in Washington, D.C, the City Council passed a sweeping overhaul to the city’s criminal codes. Touted as yet another example of “justice reform,” the changes reduced or removed bail for most crimes, and lowered or eliminated minimum sentences for many crimes while also lowering some maximum sentences. As we’ve seen in so many other cities, the overarching goal of the legislation was to further empty the jails and put criminals back out on the streets more quickly.

There was a tragic bit of irony taking place even as the measure came up for a final vote, however. One of the people who had been actively lobbying and promoting the “justice reform” measure was Kelvin Blowe, a 32-year-old activist with DC Justice Lab. On the night of the City Council meeting, Blowe was driving some colleagues home from his job as a security guard when he was caught up in an automobile accident. He exited his vehicle for reasons unknown and was promptly shot dead by someone on the street. Police say that no arrests have been made and the case remains under investigation. (FOX 5 DC)

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

Democrat Lawmakers Nag Elon Musk About Spanish “Disinformation

A group of Democrat lawmakers have sent a letter to Twitter urging the company, now owned by Elon Musk, to reconsider the layoffs they say leave Spanish speakers vulnerable to “misinformation.”

They allege that, since Musk took over the company towards the end of October, a majority of domestic and international contractors that worked on identifying harmful and illegal content have been fired.

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

Elon Musk to Publish Twitter’s Internal Discussions on Hunter Biden Laptop to ‘Restore Public Trust’

Elon Musk is planning to publish Twitter internal discussions regarding the company’s decision to block the Hunter Biden laptop story in the run-up to the 2020 election.

Musk says he will publish the messages between Twitter executives, from before he took over the company in October 2022, because it “is necessary to restore public trust.”

By releasing the internal discussions about censoring the New York Post’s Hunter Biden laptop story, the political motivation behind the move may finally be exposed.

In the final weeks before the election, Twitter locked The New York Post’s account in October 2020 for posting a now-confirmed report of emails contained on Biden’s laptop.

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

Elon Musk to Spill Beans on How Conservatives Were Mistreated by Twitter: ‘The World Should Know the Truth’

Twitter CEO Elon Musk says he will go public and finally spill the beans on how Twitter has been mistreating conservative users over the years before he took over.

In several Twitter posts, Musk issued warnings to the Democrats and their allies in the corporate media that “The world should know the truth of what has been happening.”

Musk said the more he learns about what was going on at Twitter behind the scenes to censor conservative voices, the worse it gets

A Twitter user asked: “Raise your hand if you think @ElonMusk should make public all internal discussions about the decision to censor the @NYPost’s story on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election in the interest of Transparency.”

Musk said: “This is necessary to restore public trust.”

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

Elon Musk Says ‘Amnesty’ Coming for Some Suspended Twitter Accounts

Elon Musk said Thursday that Twitter will grant amnesty for suspended accounts beginning next week after holding a vote.

In a poll shared on Wednesday, Musk asked users whether Twitter should offer a general amnesty to suspended accounts, “provided they have not broken the law or engaged in egregious spam.”

An overwhelming 72.4% of Twitter users voted in the affirmative with more than 3 million respondents.

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

Epstein Accusers Sue JPMorgan, Deutsche Bank for Enabling Notorious Pedophile

Multiple class action lawsuits filed by Jeffrey Epstein accusers accuses JPMorgan and Deutsche Bank of enabling Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse victims by turning a blind eye in order to “churn profits,” Bloomberg reports.

The lawsuits, filed in a New York court, allege the banks had “knowingly benefited and received things of value for assisting, supporting, facilitating, and otherwise providing the most critical service for the Jeffrey Epstein sex trafficking organization.”

JPMorgan was accused in the suit of “financially benefiting from participating” in the alleged sex trafficking through providing financial support from 1998 to August 2013. Deutsche Bank was accused of knowing that they would “earn million of dollars” from its relationship with Epstein.

Both suits are seeking unspecified damages and ask to be certified as a class action. A Deutsche Bank spokeswoman said the claim “lacks merit” and the bank will present its arguments in court. A spokesman for JPMorgan in London declined to comment. —Bloomberg

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

Exclusive: Dailymail.Com Reporter Alerts FBI to Walmart Mass Shooter’s ‘Kill List’ — With Name of Murdered Victim and Two Survivors Circled — Dumped Outside His House

Walmart mass shooter Andre Bing dumped a kill list — with the name of one of his six victims circled — outside his home, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.

The list, found by DailyMail.com, shows the names of 18 fellow supermarket employees circled — including Tyneka Johnson, 22, who he shot dead in Chesapeake, Virginia, on Tuesday.

He also shot dead Brian Pendleton, Randall Blevins, Lorenzo Gamble and Kellie Pyle. Their names were not seen on the list. A 16-year-old boy, who has not yet been identified, was also killed.

Four people who were shot survived the attack and remain in the hospital. Two of those — Jalon Jones and Jessica Wilczewski — also had their names circled on the list. Among them is Blake Williams, 23, whose family said he was on a ventilator, and clinging to life.

Before carrying out the horrific massacre, Bing, 31, threw his kill list away along with screenshots of surveillance footage dating back to October. The screenshot shows a person dressed in black walking into the the Walmart shortly before midnight.

The list left discarded next to the image included details about what shifts his co-workers were on and in which department they were working, as well as what time they would be on a break.

On Wednesday, the FBI confiscated a manifesto from the $300,000 three-bedroom property — however, they appeared to have missed the evidence hiding in plain sight. Police also revealed that Bing had a manifesto on his phone in which he revealed how he was upset about a change in his employment status.

The manifesto, which has not yet been made public, contained claims that his co-workers at the supercenter were harassing him.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Fired Twitter Moderator Reveals “Worries” Over Platform’s Free Speech Future

Take one look at some of the employees fired from Twitter the past two weeks by Elon Musk and it’s easy to understand why the company operated as a far-left echo chamber for so long. Though company executives claimed that the platform was “politically neutral” for many years, evidence is coming to light which confirms what we already knew — There was a severe leftist bias that permeated every aspect of the social media site which specifically targeted and censored any viewpoints or facts that did not fit with their narrative.

Hilariously, Musk posted on the discovery of a supply closet at Twitter HQ containing activist swag including stacks of t-shirts which have “#StayWoke” printed on them. A neutral company? Not a chance.

Most interesting of all has been the absolute distress and in some cases rage expressed by long time employees over Musk’s free speech position. The level of open authoritarianism on display by the political left in the past few years has been astonishing, if not predictable. The reaction to changes at Twitter solidifies this obsession in crystalline detail. Here, former contracted Twitter employee (a male identifying as a trans female) hired as a “moderator” (censor) tells NBC about his worries when it comes to the company’s future as a free speech based platform.

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

Leftist Twitter Poll Asking if Kari Lake Should Concede Arizona Race Goes Sideways When 76% Say ‘No’

(LifeSiteNews) — A left-wing Twitter account got a different answer than it may have been fishing for when it asked respondents whether Trump-endorsed Republican gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake should concede her reported loss to Democratic challenger Katie Hobbs.

On Monday, the self-proclaimed “Anti-Trump” Twitter account Trending Liberal, which says its mission is to “stop the MAGA insanity,” ran a poll asking Twitter users whether they think Lake should concede the Arizona governor’s contest.

Over 100,000 accounts responded, with an overwhelming majority (76.6%) saying Lake should not concede.

The Republican firebrand reacted to the lopsided poll results on Twitter, joking, “When Leftist polls go wrong.”

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

Louisiana Attorney General: Fauci ‘Can’t Recall’ Details of His COVID-19 Response

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry says that Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the chief medical advisor to the U.S. president, could not recall details of his COVID-19 response during a deposition.

Landry and Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt deposed Fauci as part of their “lawsuit against the federal government for allegedly colluding with social media companies to censor speech.”

According to a press release from Landry’s office, “Louisiana and Missouri filed this landmark lawsuit in May of 2022 and have since uncovered troves of discovery showing that the federal government and the Biden Administration have worked with social media companies to censor speech on topics like COVID-19 and other issues.”

Landry commented on Fauci’s deposition on Wednesday.

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

Man Calling for ‘Voluntary Human Extinction’ Gets Glowing New York Times Profile

As the country celebrates family time on Thanksgiving, The New York Times on Wednesday profiled an environmental activist lobbying for “voluntary human extinction,” comparing the man’s personality to that of the “gentle” children’s host Mr. Rogers.

The article is headlined “Earth Now Has 8 Billion Humans. This Man Wishes There Were None” and is written by climate reporter Cara Buckley. She highlighted Les Knight, the founder of the Voluntary Human Extinction movement. Their goal is an Earth without people.

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

NY Man Dies After Being Surrounded by 30 Bikers and ATVs During Carjacking — No Arrests Made

A New York man has died after he was attacked following his car being surrounded by 30 ATVs two weeks ago in an assault and carjacking.

On Nov. 4, at 10 pm 45-year-old Arthur Cooke was driving his Mercedes near East 125 Street when he was surrounded by more than two dozen ATVs and dirt bikes.

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

Oddsmakers Favor DeSantis for 2024

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis is the odds-on favorite to win the 2024 presidential election.

Betting website Covers.com currently assigns DeSantis a 30.77% chance of winning the 2024 electoral contest, with former President Donald Trump coming in second with 22.22%.

President Joe Biden rounds out the top three with 20% while Vice President Kamala Harris and Democratic California Gov. Gavin Newsom tie for fourth with 6.67% each.

Former Vice President Mike Pence and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg each have a 4.35% shot at the nation’s top job.

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Over 250,000 Ballots Still Remain Uncounted in California

Despite it now being more than two weeks since Election Day, over 250,000 ballots still remain uncounted in California.

Much of the attention has been on Arizona’s midterm elections due to the mounting allegations of incompetence and malfeasance.

While all eyes are on Arizona and its handling of the midterms, California, the largest state in the country, is still counting ballots.

The vast majority of the uncounted ballots are from people who voted by mail, with Sacramento County failing to count a whopping 84,000 mail-in ballots.

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

Pittsburgh School District Unanimously Passes Resolution Against Bill Barring Critical Race Theory

The Pittsburgh School District unanimously passed a resolution against legislation that would bar teaching Critical Race Theory or any other concepts that regard one race as superior to another.

The resolution, which passed on Tuesday, states that the board will defy “harmful legislation,” including HB 1532, formally referred to as the Teaching Racial and Universal Equality Act. The bill was proposed by Republican State Rep. Russ Diamond.

The school board’s resolution also covers House bill 2813 as well as Senate bills 1278 and 1277. According to KDKA, CBS News Pittsburgh, Senate bill 1277 “would require schools to allow parents to opt-out of curriculum containing sexually explicit content.” Senate bill 1278 and House bill 2813 would “prohibit classroom instruction on gender identity and sexual orientation up to fifth grade.”

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

Railway Strike Seen as Increasingly Inevitable, Threatens to Derail Economy Ahead of Holidays

A national freight rail strike is viewed as increasingly inevitable as four rail worker labor unions have rejected a tentative agreement with rail companies.

In September, Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh brokered a tentative deal between rail unions and rail carriers while President Joe Biden and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg were out of town. Union concerns centered around sick time and scheduling, and Walsh’s work appeared to have avoided a strike that had the potential for far-reaching consequences on the American economy. However, the deal has fallen to pieces, and the clock is ticking as a December 9 strike looms.

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

Republican-Led States Ask SCOTUS to Uphold Freeze on Biden Student Loan Debt Forgiveness

A group of six Republican-led states have petitioned the Supreme Court to keep an injunction against the Biden administration’s student debt cancellation in place.

President Joe Biden announced earlier this year that he would cancel up to $10,000 in student loan debt for those earning under $125,000 and up to $20,000 for Pell Grant recipients. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that the plan would cost taxpayers up to $400 billion.

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

San Francisco Police Propose Allowing Robots to Kill in ‘Rare and Exceptional’ Circumstances

San Francisco authorities have proposed a policy that would allow its military-style robots to use deadly force in situations where someone’s life is in danger and other dangerous instances.

A draft policy by the San Francisco Police Department outlines how it would use its 17 remote-controlled, unmanned robots, which are often used to defuse bombs and deal with hazardous materials.

“The robots listed in this section shall not be utilized outside of training and simulations, criminal apprehensions, critical incidents, exigent circumstances, executing a warrant or during suspicious device assessment,” the draft states. “Robots will only be used as a deadly force option when risk of loss of life to members of the public or officers is imminent and outweighs any other force option available to SFPD.”

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San Francisco Elections Official Released From Contact Because He is White, Male

The San Francisco elections director is out of a job after the Elections Commission voted not to renew his contract despite his successful 20-year record because he is a white male.

In a 4-2 vote in a closed session last week, the commission declined to renew a fifth five-year contract for John Arntz so that the city could “take action” on its “racial equity plan.”

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Spielberg Has Become Biden

by Daniel Greenfield

‘The Fabelmans’, Steven Spielberg’s latest movie, is a moving and touching tribute to himself.

The movie exists because Spielberg, like Joe Biden, has stuck around long enough to become an institution. Despite recent bombs like a woke West Side Story remake, Hollywood is willing to subsidize Spielberg much as the Democrats prop up Joe Biden, because he maintains the fiction that the industry represents something more than a cynical power and money grab.

And Spielberg, with Bidenesque levels of bad judgment, decided that what he wanted to do was film a mawkish coming of age story that had been done a million times before. The sensitive boy, drawn to his mother, misunderstood by his father, who pursues his dream of writing novels or making movies until he succeeds enough to be able to tell the story of his own preciousness is a staple of literary and cinematic industries trapped in a narcissistic love affair with themselves.

‘The Fabelmans’ is formally dedicated to Spielberg’s parents, but would make them roll in their graves. But that’s okay. The protagonist of ‘The Fabelmans’ is the young Spielberg who heroically emerges from the trauma of middle-class life to make a movie about his growth as an artist. And the privilege of being the subject is reducing everyone around you to objects.

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Top Vaccine Official Dies Suddenly

A top U.S. vaccine official has died suddenly, according to her family.

Dr. Almyra “A” Oveta Fuller, 67, was a leading virologist and member of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel.

As part of her role on the FDA panel, Fuller voted in favor of granting emergency use authorization for the COVID-19 vaccines.

Fuller was an associate professor of microbiology and immunology and a member of the FDA vaccine and biological products advisory committee.

According to her obituary, Fuller died on Friday morning after a brief and unexpected non-Covid-related illness.

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Video: Sam Harris Claims it Was an “Accident” That NY Post Was Right About Hunter Biden Laptop

Lefty ‘philosopher’ Sam Harris, who previously admitted he supported the suppression of reporting on the Hunter Biden laptop immediately prior to the election, has now claimed that the New York Post’s reporting on the story was accurate only “by accident.”

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White House Urges Americans to Push Pro-Biden Propaganda Onto Conservative Family Members Over Thanksgiving

The White House is urging Americans to push pro-Biden propaganda onto conservative family members over Thanksgiving by publishing a “cheat sheet” list of talking points on the Democrat president’s “top accomplishments.”

Several Biden administration officials shared the talking points and urged people to parrot them to Republican voters.

The “cheat sheet” advises that the Americans repeat the claims from the list while “chatting with your uncle at Thanksgiving.”

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54% of Quebecers Want to See Province Develop Oil and Energy Projects

A majority of Quebecers want the province to develop its oil and energy potential, a new poll has found.

According to an Ipsos Poll commissioned by the Montreal Economic Institute (MEI) released on Wednesday, 54% of residents would like to see the province undertake energy developments.

The survey also found that 61% of Quebecers think that it’s the province’s responsibility to help reduce Europe’s reliance on Russian gas for its energy needs.

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Alberta Urges Trudeau Gov’t to Fire the Head of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police

EDMONTON, Alberta (LifeSiteNews) — The province of Alberta has called on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal government to replace Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) Commissioner Brenda Lucki, saying they have lost confidence in her leadership.

“Alberta has lost confidence in RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki and is calling on Canada’s minister of public safety, Marco Mendicino, to immediately rescind her appointment,” said Alberta Minister of Justice Tyler Shandro in a statement sent out late Wednesday.

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Civil Liberties Group Accuses Trudeau Gov’t of Undermining ‘Transparency’ During Emergencies Act Inquiry

OTTAWA (LifeSiteNews) — The Canadian Civil Liberties Association (CCLA) has released a statement questioning the decision by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s federal government to invoke “solicitor-client privilege” as a way of concealing certain information about the unprecedented use of the Emergencies Act (EA) from the public.

Reacting to Minister of Justice and Attorney General David Lametti’s decision to invoke solicitor-client privilege during Wednesday’s testimony at the Public Order Emergency Commission hearings, the CCLA said “the government is relying on solicitor-client privilege to shield the legal advice upon which Cabinet relied from the Commission and the public.”

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Civil Rights Group Outraged After Canadian Province Looks to Introduce ‘Unexplained Wealth’ Seizure Law

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (LifeSiteNews) — A civil liberty group is sounding the alarm after British Columbia’s New Democratic Party (NDP) Premier David Eby announced a forthcoming new law that would permit the government to take away one’s property or goods prior to being charged with a crime.

The soon-to-be introduced “unexplained wealth order” (UWO) was announced by Eby on Sunday as part of a broader “public safety plan.” The government says the law is intended to target gangs and criminals who “profit on misery,” but experts warn that such a law would be a severe “infringement” on one’s constitutional rights as defined in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

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Conservatives Say Liberals Cross ‘Red Line’ With Bid to Restrict Firearms Used by Hunters

Conservative MPs say the government is crossing a “red line” with its last-minute amendment to ban semi-automatic rifles and shotguns primarily used by hunters, farmers and sport shooters.

The House of Commons Public Safety Committee met on Thursday to continue its clause-by-clause consideration of Bill C-21, proposed legislation to further restrict access to handguns in Canada.

Committee members spent nearly the entire two-and-a-half hour hearing debating a Liberal amendment which would ban hundreds of additional models of rifles and shotguns, impacting hundreds of thousands of legal gun owners across Canada.

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Day 30 Emergencies Act Hearings Recap

Freeland was warned not to use banks as “political weapon”

On Day 30 of the Emergencies Act hearings, disclosed documents revealed that at least one bank executive tried to caution Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland against using the country’s banking system as a “political weapon.”

Meanwhile, during her testimony Freeland described the Freedom Convoy protesters as people who were trying to change policy at “gunpoint” and that she refused to negotiate with people who hold democracy “hostage.”

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Medically-Assisted Suicide Recommended to Another Canadian Armed Forces Member

A second member of the Canadian Forces has reportedly been offered so-called medical assistance in dying (MAID) by a Veterans Affairs caseworker after asking for help for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the National Post reported.

The Canadian Forces member told his story on Wednesday’s episode of Operation Tango Romeo, a “Trauma Recovery Podcast for #Military, #Veterans, #First Responders, and their families,” during which he referred to himself by the pseudonym “Bruce” as he is still in active service and fears retaliation.

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Ontario Teacher With Giant Fake Breasts Goes Skydiving With ‘Conservative Pornstar’, Loses Wig

Kalya Lemieux, the biological male shop teacher from Oakville, Ontario infamous for wearing giant prosthetic breasts to class, was caught on camera jumping out of a plane on October 31 with Voodoopornstar, a man who referred to himself as a “conservative pornstar skydiver.”

While the prosthetic breasts survived the journey back down to earth, Lemieux’s blonde wig flew off while in the air.

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Trudeau Ministers Discussed Deploying Army Tanks During Freedom Convoy Protests

Messages between Canada’s Justice Minister and Public Safety Minister have revealed the pair discussed deploying the Canadian army during the Freedom Convoy protests earlier this year, but the politicians involved insist the messages requesting armour on the streets were just an attempt at humour.

The text messages between Justice Minister David Lametti and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino were revealed on Wednesday during the final week of the public inquiry on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s use of the Emergency Act in February.

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Watch: Freeland Claims Freedom Convoy Held ‘Democracy Hostage’

Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland gave her testimony at the Emergencies Act Enquiry on Thursday, during which is was revealed that she believed the Freedom Convoy was holding democracy hostage.

The Emergency Commission’s co-lead council, Shantona Chaudhury, questioned Freeland about a memo that was circulated in February, in which she allegedly said, “I am very resolute in ending this occupation of our democracy. But I will never support negotiating with those who hold our democracy hostage. No good thing comes of that.”

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Brussels Recommends Billions in EU Funds be Withheld From Hungary

The European Commission is likely to recommend that billions of euros of EU money be withheld from Hungary judging that Budapest has failed to deliver the reforms necessary to ensure such funds are protected from corruption, Euronews understands.

The Commission’s position was reported hours before MEPs overwhelmingly called for EU funds for Hungary to be frozen due to rule of law breaches with 416 votes in favour and 124 against the resolution.

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COVID Lockdown Curfew Employed in German State Declared Illegal by Court

Harsh COVID lockdown rules employed in one German state that banned people from leaving their homes for reasons other than exercise, work, food, or a medical appointment were illegal, a court in the country has ruled.

Germany’s Federal Administrative Court ruled on Tuesday that curfew rules in place in Bavaria at the start of the pandemic were in breach of the law as there were not sufficient medical reasons to justify them.

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Czech PM Fiala: We Will Discuss PM Orban’s ‘Greater Hungary’ Scarf at Visegrad Four Meeting

Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala said he does not doubt that at Thursday’s meeting of the Visegrad Group (V4) prime ministers, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s public appearance with a scarf depicting a map of Greater Hungary will be mentioned. The map includes a part of Slovakia, a member of the Visegrad Four, along with Poland and the Czech Republic.

“What sometimes comes out of Hungary, whether in the form of statements or actions, does not help the situation. I also noted Prime Minister Orban’s scarf, and I have no doubt that it will be mentioned during the meeting tomorrow,” commented Fiala on Wednesday after the meeting of the Czech prime minister’s cabinet.

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EU is Demanding We Violate Our Own Constitution, Says Polish Ruling Party Leader

Poland is willing to be accommodating to the European Commission over the rule-of-law dispute but it cannot cross the red line that is drawn by the Polish constitution, said Jaroslaw Kaczynsk, the leader of the ruling conservative Law and Justice party (PiS).

“If we were certain that the money from the EU Recovery Fund and from the EU budget would be transferred to us, we could envisage taking certain actions, but we are limited by our constitution which we cannot violate,” said Kaczynski in an interview with the Polish Press Agency (PAP).

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EU Sanctions on Russia Blew €10 Billion Hole in Hungarian Budget

The European Union’s sanctions against Russia have caused a loss of 4,000 billion forints (€9.75 billion) to the Hungarian budget, yet have not achieved their goal of crippling the Russian economy, Hungarian Deputy Prime Minister Zsolt Semjén said on Wednesday.

During a tour in support of the government’s national consultation on sanctions, Semjén said the Russo-Ukrainian war cannot solely be blamed for the dramatic rise in energy prices, as Brussels’ response to the war is what really tipped the scales. Semjén pointed out that the war caused gas prices to go up to $100, but when Brussels “started to threaten with sanctions,” they almost immediately rose to between $200 and $350.

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European Parliament Has Become a Vehicle for Left-Wing Ideology, Says Senior Polish MEP

Speaking in the European Parliament, Polish MEP Prof. Ryszard Legutko said that the EU parliament is turning its back on millions of people and becoming “a machine” for the realization of a left-wing ideological project intolerant of all other views

“The European Parliament has done Europe much harm,” said Legutko, the co-chair of the European Conservative Reformers (ECR), claimed during a plenary session to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the European Parliament (EP) being constituted.

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Finland: Young Girls Increasingly at Risk of Sex Attacks From Strangers

A Finnish university study has revealed that underage girls are increasingly facing sex attacks from people they do not know and that attacks are becoming more serious.

The University of Tampere study surveyed a total of 6,825 young girls in grade six and grade nine and found that eight per cent of girls in grade nine claimed to have been the victims of sexual violence, up from five per cent in a 2013 study.

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Former Pfizer VP Michael Yeadon: Depopulation Agenda ‘In the Minds of’ People Behind COVID Tyranny

(LifeSiteNews) — Dr. Michael Yeadon has called upon his international audience to fight totalitarian tyranny and the de-population agenda.

During the World Council for Health’s 66th assembly on Monday, November 21, 2022, Yeadon declared that “totalitarian tyranny and most likely de-population is in the minds of the evil bunch of people who are running the scam called Covid-19 pandemic.”

“What we’re being told is definitely not true,” Yeadon stated. “And the question of any nuance is really how badly they’re lying to us.”

The British ex-Pfizer executive suggested persuading others that “something awful is happening” as the first step to fighting this totalitarian tyranny.

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Germany: Green MP Complains About ‘Cold Bundestag’

Anyone who dares to complain about gas prices, which have increased at least six fold in the last year, is denounced as a traitor in Germany. In reality, many families do not know how they will stay warm since they are no longer able to afford heating.

The Bundestag, on the other hand, is heated at the expense of taxpayers. Despite this luxury, the prominent Green Party politician Renate Künast has been complaining publicly that she feels uncomfortable and cold.

On Twitter, the 66-year-old lamented that she now “sits dressed in a coat and with a third cup of hot water — also to warm her hands — in the office”. She doubted that the heat setting was actually “19 degrees”. All public buildings are currently heated to this temperature to save energy. “Next week I’ll come with a blanket, hot-water bottle and hat,” she added.

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Hungarian Opposition Parties Benefited From €4.4 Million in Foreign Funding Ahead of General Election, Declassified Secret Service Report Reveals

Close to 2 billion Hungarian forints in foreign funding was received by Hungary’s united opposition movement during the last election campaign, a report recently declassified by the Hungarian secret service revealed.

A total of 1.8 billion forints (€4.4 million) was transferred from the U.S.-based Action for Democracy to the Everybody’s Hungary Movement (MMM), founded by opposition politician Péter Marki-Zay which formed part of the United for Hungary political alliance to contest Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party in the general election held back in April.

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Poland’s Voting System Set for Big Changes Before Next Election

Poland’s election system will undergo some major changes, including adding more polling stations, introducing a new way of counting votes, and adding video surveillance to the counting procedure, according to a new planned parliamentary bill project by Law and Justice (PiS).

Polish commercial radio RMF FM now reports that it will soon go before parliament in order for the new law to enter into force before next year’s elections.

PiS’ voting reform includes big changes in the method of counting votes. Until now, members of the polling commissions counted votes by splitting into smaller groups. After the new law is passed, the head of the commission would be obliged to show every paper ballot to all members of the commission and say which politician received the vote. All members would decide if the vote is valid or not.

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You First! People Need to ‘Change Behaviour’ to Stop Russian Energy ‘Blackmail’, UK Treasury Chief Declares

People will need to “change their behaviour” on their energy usage to prevent being “blackmailed” by Vadimir Putin, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt said on Wednesday.

Mr Hunt, the globalist head of the Treasury Department, said that the war in Ukraine has demonstrated that people need to “take responsibility for their energy bills.”

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CIA Seeking to Recruit Russians “Disgusted” By Putin’s War

The Central Intelligence Agency is seeking to tap Russians as potential spies who are “disgusted” with Putin’s war in Ukraine, The Wall Street Journal reported this week, as part of a new push to bolster its ranks of Russian assets.

The CIA’s deputy director of intelligence David Marlowe, who has been in the post since June 2021, said in a rare speech at George Mason University’s Hayden Center that the CIA is “looking around the world” for Russian who are unhappy with the invasion of Ukraine. It was Marlowe’s first public appearance while at post as deputy director.

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Most Ukrainians Left Without Power After New Russian Strikes

Cars drive past residential blocks which were de-energized after a Russian rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

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Cars drive past residential blocks which were de-energized after a Russian rocket attack in Kyiv, Ukraine, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2022. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia unleashed a new missile onslaught on Ukraine’s battered energy grid Wednesday, robbing cities of power and some of water and public transport, too, compounding the hardship of winter for millions. The aerial mauling of power supplies also took nuclear plants and internet links offline and spilled blackouts into neighbor Moldova.

Multiple regions reported attacks in quick succession and cascading outages. Ukraine’s Energy Ministry said supplies were cut to “the vast majority of electricity consumers.” Lviv’s trams and trolleybuses stopped running as the city in western Ukraine lost both power and water, the mayor said. All of Kyiv lost water, the capital’s mayor said. Power also went out and public transport stopped in Kharkiv, the mayor of that northeastern city, Ukraine’s second largest, said.

President Volodymyr Zelenskyy instructed Ukraine’s ambassador to the United Nations to request an urgent Security Council meeting.

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Ukraine War: Prisoner Swaps, Energy Strikes ‘Crime Against Humanity’, Hungary Financial Aid

1. Russia and Ukraine reportedly exchange prisoners-of-war

Russia and Ukraine each exchanged over 50 prisoners of war on Thursday, according to a report by Reuters.

Russia’s defence ministry said Ukraine had released 50 Russian soldiers who had been captured in the fighting.

Meanwhile, the head of the Ukrainian presidential administration said that Kyiv had received 48 soldiers and two officers, including marines, infantrymen, and border guards.

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WeChat Censors Dissent After COVID Restriction Protests Break Out at iPhone Factory

WeChat removed a viral post that criticized China’s Covid policies. The account that posted it was also blocked because the post violated “related rules.”

There has been rising discontent by the public over China’s highly restrictive Covid policies. However, direct and detailed criticism of the government is rare given how closely Beijing monitors traditional and social media.

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Cardiologist Calls for an End to mRNA Booster Shots

— as teen, 18, tells how her reaction to the jab saw her miss her Year 12 exams: ‘I’ve had 60 to 70 in my practice who’ve had similar reactions’

Monica Eskandar, 18, was rushed to hospital with terrifying chest pains just hours after her first Covid jab. Now a top Sydney cardiologist has called for an end to the use of mRNA vaccines like Pfizer.

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Fiery Moment Natalie Barr Loses it at Anthony Albanese’s Government as ISIS Brides Return From Syria and Are Resettled in Sydney

The Sunrise host grilled Mr Clare saying it was the ‘number one hot ticket item’ Australians wanted to know after they were resettled in western Sydney in October.

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Frightening Moment Home Invader Lunges at an Elderly Man With a Knife in Broad Daylight in Darwin — Leaving Him and His Wife Traumatised: ‘Made Me Sick to My Stomach’

CCTV footage from inside the home showed a knife-wielding man threatening the elderly resident while he sat inside his Marrara, Darwin home just before 9am on Thursday.

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Girl, 15, Who Brutally Slammed a Pregnant Mum to the Ground by Her Hair as She Was Pushing Her Two Children in a Pram is Jailed for a Year Over the Vicious Robbery

A 15-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to aggravated robbery and sentenced to 12 months in jail after she brutally attacked a pregnant mum who was walking her children in a pram.

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ISIS Bride Drama Takes a Turn as Home Affairs Minister Holds an Urgent Meeting With Furious Mayors Who Compared the Repatriation to ‘Putting Hitler’s Wife in a Jewish Town’

Three Sydney mayors will meet with Home Affairs Minister Clare O’Neil to voice their opposition to the repatriation of Australian wives and children of Islamist State fighters.

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The ‘Karen State’: Top Commentator Unleashes on Everything Wrong With Victoria — and Why Dan Andrews Has Turned Melbourne Into the Dobber Capital of Australia

Outspoken political commentator Andrew Bolt has declared Victoria the ‘Karen’ capital of Australia after more than 600 residents dobbed in their neighbours per day for flouting Covid restrictions.

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77% of French Say Government is ‘Failing’ To Control Immigration

The vast majority of French people, 77 percent, say that the government “has failed” to control immigration in the country, according to an exclusive poll by the CSA institute for CNews published on Wednesday.

Respondents were asked the following question: “Would you say that the government succeeds or fails to control immigration in France?” The majority of all age groups selected the second option.

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A Record 100,000 Illegal Immigrants Have Come to Austria, And Why That’s Now a Big Problem for Romania and Bulgaria

The record-breaking surge in illegal immigration to Austria is having spillover effects that are effectively crushing the hopes of EU member states Bulgaria and Romania of becoming part of the Union’s border-free Schengen area.

During a visit to neighboring Croatia, Austrian Chancellor Karl Nehammer alluded to Bulgaria and Romania’s inability to curtail illegal immigration and register migrants crossing the border as the primary reason for Austria’s decision.

The chancellor said that 100,000 illegal immigrants had applied for asylum in Austria this year, 75,000 of whom were not registered in any EU country. He said Croatia had met the conditions because the authorities there could pinpoint which countries the migrants came from, while Romania and Bulgaria had problems with border protection.

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Another Busload of Migrants Heading to American VP’s Home

Texas has sent a busload of migrants to US Vice President Kamala Harris’ house again. More migrants arrived last week on her doorstep at the United States Naval Observatory.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott confirmed that 50 illegal migrants who voluntarily signed up were bussed after being processed by government officials in his state. Some 8 400 migrants from Texas have already been sent to the nation’s capital since April.

The 150 illegals from Central and South America were transported in several buses to the Naval Observatory in September, and followed by around 80 more in October. Before reaching Texas, they had travelled from Colombia, Cuba, Guyana, Nicaragua, Panama, and Venezuela.

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Barefoot Migrants Pushed by Belarus Across Lithuanian Border, Says Minister

Belarus is pushing migrants across the Lithuanian border barefoot in a bid to exert pressure on the country, Lithuania’s government said on Wednesday.

Interior Minister Agne Bilotaite told reporters that nine people had been found without shoes, and without proper winter clothes, adding that two migrants were hospitalised.

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Conservatives Call for Tory Party to be ‘Wiped Out’ as UK Net Migration Hits Records 504,000

Prominent conservatives have expressed their outrage at Britain’s governing Conservative party that has overseen a record-high level of net migration at a staggering 504,000 in the year to June.

Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed the total number of long-term arrivals into the U.K. for the reporting period was 1.1 million, with 560,000 emigrating out of the country long term.

According to the provisional stats, net migration rose from 173,000 in the year to June 2021, an increase of 331,000, and a figure more than 170,000 higher than the U.K.’s previous record of 331,000 at the peak of the migrant crisis in 2015.

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One in Three of Migrants Crossing English Channel in Small Boats is Albanian and on Some Days They Are Four Out of Five, New Home Office Figures Show as Total Numbers Receiving Taxpayer-Funded Support Tops 100,000 for the First Time

The number of asylum seekers receiving taxpayer-funded support has topped 100,000 for the first time.

Home Office data showed 100,547 were getting Government aid at the end of September — up from less than 69,000 a year earlier.

Most receive free accommodation and a subsistence allowance of £40.85 a week for each person in their household, unless they get meals provided by the taxpayer.

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Abortion Rights: French Parliament Votes to Include Right in Constitution

Lawmakers in France’s lower house of parliament voted to include abortion rights in the country’s constitution, the first step in a lengthy legislative process.

The National Assembly voted with 337 lawmakers in favour and 32 against.

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Canada: Protests Flare Outside of Hamilton Drag Queen Storytime

Protesters appeared outside of the Terryberry Library in Hamilton on Thursday to demonstrate against a drag queen story time that had been advertised to “gender variant” 0 to 4-year-olds.

A video posted by Toronto Sun journalist Joe Warmington shows demonstrators facing down supporters of the event as police officers watched on.

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Cringe

In Qatar, they’ll arrest you for promoting LGBT.

In western countries, they’ll arrest you for disrespecting LGBT.

We’re so much better!

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Photographer Hired for Balenciaga ‘Kiddie BDSM’ Shoot Says He’s Being Made a Scapegoat

The photographer hired by Balenciaga to take shots of children holding BDSM teddy bears says he is being made into a scapegoat by the fashion company.

As we highlighted yesterday, there was uproar after images to promote Balenciaga’s Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 collection showed young girls holding plush bear bags adorned with bondage gear.

The bears are seen wearing padlocks, fishnets, leather harnesses, as well as ankle and wrist restraints.

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Swiss Captain Rejects German Team’s Moral Preaching at World Cup

Switzerland captain Granit Xhaka said his team will not partake in Germany’s protests at the World Cup and he is not in Qatar to “hand out lessons to anyone.”

The German national team’s decision to cover their mouths shortly before their game against Japan in protest over FIFA banning the wearing of the pro-LGBT “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup sparked world headlines, with a number of Western teams protesting the decision.

However, not everyone is on the same page as the Germans. In contrast, Arsenal midfielder Xhaka called for respecting rules of the competition and Qatari culture.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/24/2022

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    Daily vaccine deaths almost at the same scale as 9/11 deaths

    In response to the Health Ranger’s question about what level of excess mortality is expected following the introduction of the vaccines, Dowd said the general U.S. population had a 32 percent excess mortality rate in 2021. This mortality will continue in 2022, he added, but will slightly dip as people are not enthusiastic about taking up boosters.

    https://www.brighteon.com/fedc3b74-6f5b-42c8-9386-8f8abbd8ef91

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    Who the hell are we supposed to believe?
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    https://www.factcheck.org/2020/08/new-plandemic-video-peddles-misinformation-conspiracies/

    New ‘Plandemic’ Video Peddles Misinformation, Conspiracies
    By Saranac Hale Spencer, Jessica McDonald and Angelo Fichera

    Posted on August 21, 2020 | Updated on June 29, 2021

    The second part of “Plandemic” — a documentary-style video that presents a sweeping conspiracy theory about the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, patents and vaccines — landed on Aug. 18, spinning together many of the falsehoods about the disease that we’ve been debunking for months, plus some new misleading claims.

    The 75-minute video expands on the first installment, which captured widespread attention in early May. At the time, much of the U.S. was under various stay-at-home orders in an effort to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus about two months after the World Health Organization designated COVID-19 a pandemic. The first installment spread a number of false and misleading claims made by Judy Mikovits, a researcher known for her discredited work on chronic fatigue syndrome.

    The new video, called “Plandemic: Indoctornation,” offers a more far-reaching conspiratorial take on the pandemic, with an underlying theme that the media can’t be trusted. It suggests without proof that the novel coronavirus was man-made and intentionally released.

    The video is heavy on innuendo and features David Martin, a financial analyst and self-help entrepreneur who has a YouTube channel that has pushed some of the same conspiracy theories.

    The first installment spread largely on major social media platforms, but many of them — including Facebook and YouTube — removed it for violating policies against harmful misinformation. Filmmaker Mikki Willis — a former model who has claimed on his YouTube channel that the novel coronavirus was “intentionally released” — has capitalized on that fact, telling viewers in a promotional video that it was “the most banned documentary of all time.”

    The sequel has been released on two video-hosting websites that bill themselves as being against “censorship,” promising to allow all videos to stay online, regardless of the claims they make. But each site includes a clause in the terms and conditions that allows them to remove content, similar to Facebook and YouTube.

    So far, both sites appear to offer only videos uploaded by their creators — Brian Rose, who sells online self-help videos and promotes conspiracy theorists in England, and Ben Swann, an Atlanta-based content creator who is affiliated with the Russia-based, government-funded TV network RT, formerly Russia Today. Swann has made other videos pushing conspiracy theories. […]

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    There will be a settlement.

    LAST UPDATE: 24/11-22 AT 1655 18 COMMENTS –

    By Lars Hedegaard

    Ulla Kokfelt notes in a post on Facebook that between 1999 and 2018, the Danish parliament has granted Danish citizenship to 165,456 foreigners – most from Turkey, Iraq, Somalia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan. In other words, people from foreign cultures who will probably never become part of the Danish people because their religion forbids it.

    In this context, I remember something I wrote in 2018:

    “I often think of something the British historian Geoffrey Barraclough wrote many years ago: when it comes to politics and law, you have to answer for the predictable and logical consequences of what you do or don’t do. This was also a principle established during the Nuremberg trials after the fall of the Third Reich: one cannot escape personal responsibility by referring to criminal laws or orders.”

    The politicians now importing enemies of the state in large numbers and the officials managing Denmark’s colonisation know very well – or should know – that they are paving the way for the country’s downfall and the enslavement of the Danes. They have had 30-40 years to work it out, and if Denmark survives there will come a day when they will have to answer for what they have done.

    Instead, they will be asked why they brought oppressors and terrorists into the country, and they will be held accountable for all the death and destruction that resulted from their actions.”
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    Graphics:
    https://www.snaphanen.dk/2022/11/24/der-kommer-en-afregning/#:~:text=Der%20kommer%20en,af%20deres%20adf%C3%A6rd.%E2%80%9D

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    https://www.snaphanen.dk/2022/11/24/der-kommer-en-afregning/#more-198921

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    Climate communism KILLS human freedom: where are the protests?

    November 23, 2022

    Globalists are taking away people’s freedom through their fanatical war on private car ownership. Electric cars are an “impossible equation” and only a small group of people will be able to own them, says Magnus Stenlund in Swebbtv’s news analysis. But why is no one protesting? Where are the pitchforks?” he asks sarcastically. The globalists’ ban on petrol and diesel cars – which Stenlund says is based on communist, Marxist thinking – is the biggest threat to human freedom today.

    But now the globalists want to ban petrol and diesel cars. In the EU, new cars of this kind are to be banned as early as 2035, which will have consequences long before then.

    Instead, electric cars are the way to go – even though such a complete switch is impossible to achieve. Electric cars require huge amounts of electricity, metals – and are extremely expensive. Ordinary people will not be able to afford to buy them, but at most to rent them.

    – When we say this won’t work, of course they understand. They know it,” says Magnus Stenlund, referring to the globalist group World Economic Forum, “the ones in charge”.

    – When they decide this, it’s not so that we’ll be as well off in the future. It’s ridiculous. They are not thinking of us. They are thinking that a fairly limited group of people should be able to have a car. This is the upper middle class, and then the resources are sufficient.

    The rest of us will have to travel by public transport, unless it snows and trains and buses are cancelled.

    – Yes. We’ll have to make do with that. It’s a huge change in our personal freedom that the car has brought. In the 20th century, it has been more crucial to human freedom and emancipation than any other instrument, which is now just being taken away from us – without much discussion. It should be time for pitchforks, you think.

    Electric cars are an impossible equation, according to Magnus Stenlund. The resources will not be enough. That is, if you expect the population to be able to own cars in the same way as today. If you seriously believe that this can be achieved, you are completely wrong.

    – It is a misconception based on Marxist, communist and general socialist principles, which believe that everything can be achieved by sacrificing various things,” he says, pointing out that, on the contrary, it is only more prosperity that could increase the number of electric cars.

    – But they don’t want to make us richer, they want to make us poorer.

    According to Stenlund, there is a lot of “left-wing ideology” in the globalist perspective.

    In the past, psychology professor Jordan Peterson has also taken issue with the globalists’ attempts to stop private ownership of cars, under the pretext that cars threaten the “climate”.

    – Keep your [vulgar intensifier] hands off my car, he has made clear in an interview.

    That’s the limit for Peterson. Globalists are attacking people’s car ownership because cars “stand for radical autonomy and privacy”, says the world-renowned professor.

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