Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/25/2022

During the first half of 2022, more than three-quarters of arrests in the Spanish city of Barcelona were of foreigners. Meanwhile, ambulance drivers in Sweden threatened to stop answering calls in no-go zones.

In other news, Antifa activists in Portland threatened to firebomb Tesla dealerships in retaliation for Twitter’s closure of accounts that promote violence.

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Thanks to Daniel Greenfield, Dean, DV, MM, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, Vlad Tepes, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Bidenflation: More Holiday Shoppers Going in to Debt to Buy Gifts as Inflation Soars
» Canada Sees Third Consecutive Month of Plummeting Small Business Confidence
» Poland Has a Budget Surplus for Now But Public Finances Are Under Pressure
» Sam Bankman-Fried Ran FTX as His ‘Personal Fiefdom, ‘ Lawyers Say
 
USA
» “This is Appalling”: Major Tax Filing Services Have Been Sending Financial Information to Facebook
» 12 Oklahoma Universities Discriminate Against White and Asian Students: Federal Complaint
» 30-Year-Old Co-Founder of Crypto Trading Platform Amber Dies “Unexpectedly” In His Sleep
» Amazon Employees Protest Wages and Working Conditions on Black Friday
» Being Thankful for the Left
» Breaking: Elon Musk Asks for Help Identifying Violent Threats on Twitter in Response to Antifa Revelations
» Breaking: Portland Antifa Threaten Violent Protests at Tesla Dealerships
» Breaking: MintChipMusic Suspended From Twitter After Posting ‘Kyle Rittenhouse Turkey Shoot’ Game
» Chesapeake Police Release Note From Walmart Shooter, Who Says He Felt ‘Mocked’ By Co-Workers
» Elon Musk Slams Hollywood: ‘Woke Mind Virus’ Is ‘Pushing Civilization Toward Suicide’
» Elon Musk Smeared as ‘Superspreader of Hate’ By Corporate Media Over Free Speech Plan for Twitter
» Elon Musk Says He’d Consider ‘Alternative Phone’ If Twitter is Booted From Apple and Google App Stores
» Fauci Emailed Friend Saying Masks Were ‘Ineffective,’ Pushed for Mandates Anyway, Missouri AG Says
» For Thanksgiving, Biden Stuffs America’s 401(k)s With ESG
» Inside the US: Muslim Brotherhood Member Calls for Jihadist Terrorism Worldwide
» Jury Awards $645,837 to Auburn Professor Demoted for Criticizing Lax Degree Standards
» Metamask Starts Tracking User IPs
» Musk Says Twitter to Launch Gold, Grey Checks Alongside Blue Verified Mark
» Newly Elected Conservative School Board Fires Superintendent, Bans Critical Race Theory
» Police Still Yet to Name Suspect Nearly 2 Weeks After University of Idaho Murders
» Poll: Only 28% of Americans Are Worried About COVID Anymore
» Sam Harris Rage Quits Twitter Days After Claiming Hunter Biden Laptop Story Was Right “By Accident”
» Spring Election for Supreme Court Crucial to Wisconsin Reform, Former Governor Says
» Virginia Walmart Shooter Andre Bing’s ‘Kill List’ Found With Co-Workers’ Names, Shifts on It
» Walmart Shooter Left ‘Death Note, ‘ Bought Gun Hours Before Killing 6 Co-Workers
 
Canada
» Alberta Government Forecasts $12.3-Billion Surplus for 2022-23
» Alberta Premier Danielle Smith Bans Masks in School, Ends Fully Remote Learning
» Biden Pressured Trudeau to Shut Down Canada’s Freedom Convoy Protests
» Canadian MP Lisa Hepfner Says Online Outlets Don’t Provide News, As Bill Aims to Prop Up Mainstream Media
» Day 31 Emergencies Act Inquiry Recap
» Justin Trudeau Testifies
» McGill Prefers Hiring Black Candidates With CRT Background: Job Listing
» Ottawa School Board Mask Mandate Motion Fails
» Revealed: Biden Ordered Trudeau to End Freedom Convoy Over Fears US Car Plants Would Close Within Hours — Before the Canadian PM Invoked Emergency Powers to Quash it
» Trudeau Bill Amendment Would Result in ‘Largest Gun Ban in Canadian History’
» Watch: Trudeau Says Protesting to Demand Policy Change is ‘Worrisome’
» Watch: Trudeau Denies Calling the Unvaccinated ‘Misogynists, ‘ ‘Racists, ‘ While Under Oath
 
Europe and the EU
» British Army is ‘Only Big Enough to Tootle Around at Home’ So Needs Proper Funding, Says Defence Secretary Ben Wallace
» Elon Musk Reportedly Shuts Twitter Office in Brussels After EU Enacts Censorship Law
» Germany: Berlin Airport Closed by Climate Activists Glued to Runway
» Hong Kong Company That Sold Scottish Titles Online Exposed as Scam
» Size of British Army to Hit 200-Year Low, Only Sufficient to ‘Stay at Home and Tootle Around, ‘ Warns Defense Secretary
» Slovak PM and Orban Bury Hatchet on Football Scarf Issue
» Sweden: Civil Servants Under Threat of Attack Over Muslim ‘Kidnapping’ Allegations
» The UK Plots to Ban Private Messaging
» Top Doctor Put in Psych Ward by Police for COVID ‘Misinformation’
» UK Plans to Criminalize Digitally Putting Someone’s Face on Nude Body
» UK: Boris Johnson and Liz Truss Join Rebellion Against Onshore Wind Ban
» UK: Extinction Rebellion Women ‘Caused £100,000 of Damage When They Smashed Barclays HQ Windows in Canary Wharf Demo’
» UK: London Mayor Announces ‘Crippling’ High-Emission Vehicle Charge to Cover Whole of London Despite 80% Opposing Move in Public Consultation
 
Middle East
» Watch: England Takes Knee as U.S. Team Remains Standing at World Cup
 
Russia
» BP Still Hasn’t Sold Its Stake in Russian Oil Giant Rosneft — Despite Pledging to Exit Nine Months Ago
» Cleverly Promises Ukrainian President ‘Action — Not Just Words´ From UK
» Cleverly Pledges More Ambulances for Ukraine During Visit to Country
» Kherson Governor Says Hospitals Evacuated ‘Due to Constant Shelling’
» Multiple People Killed Outside Kherson Coffee Shop in Heavy Bombardment
» Russia Justice Ministry Brands Facebook an ‘Extremist’ Organization
» ‘We Will Send Ukraine Back to the 18th Century’: Vladimir Putin Ally Says Russian Troops Will Keep Targeting Energy Plants in Bid to Wreck Country’s Infrastructure
 
South Asia
» India: Karnataka: Little Known IRC (Islamic Resistance Council) Claims Responsibility for Mangaluru Blast in ‘Hindutva Temple’
» Kobe Beef for Klaus Schwab, Cockroaches for the Masses
» Pakistan Arrests Man in Honor Killing of Teen Daughter Who Rejected Arranged Marriage
 
Australia — Pacific
» Anti-Vaxx ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Causing Heart Attacks and Blood Clots, Researcher Claims
» Bunnings to Cut Hundreds of Jobs as the Hardware Giant Looks at Shaving Costs After Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic
» New Zealand Grocery Chain to Introduce Facial Recognition Tech
 
Immigration
» Algerian Arrested for Sex Attack Within 48 Hours of Arriving Illegally in Spain
» Czechia Could Accept Tens of Thousands of Ukrainian Refugees, Says Interior Minister
» Jordanian National Accused of Rape at French Hospital Had 13 Different Identities and Was Subject to 3 Expulsion Orders
» Migrant Groups Have Hours-Long Shootout South of Hungarian Border in Serbia
» Spain: Barcelona: 76 Per Cent of Arrests in First Half of 2022 Were Foreigners
» Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Sends More Migrant Busses to Philadelphia
» UK: Farage: Communities Being ‘Changed Beyond Recognition’ By Mass Migration
» UK: Not One Migrant Has Been Sent Back to France Under Post-Brexit Rules, New Figures Show, Despite 70,000 Crossing the Channel Since Last January
» ‘We’re Worried Someone Will Get Killed’ — Swedish Ambulance Workers Threaten to Stop Serving No-Go Zones
 
Culture Wars
» Astrobiologists Concerned About Imperialistic Consequences of Galactic Exploration
» Flashback: Kanye Warned About ‘Protecting Kids’ From Subliminal Messages in Media
» Texas Teacher Caught Boasting About ‘Indoctrinating’ Children With ‘Woke’ Gender Identity Agenda
 

Bidenflation: More Holiday Shoppers Going in to Debt to Buy Gifts as Inflation Soars

While inflation continues its reign of terror over American consumers, holiday shoppers are financing their purchases via “buy now, pay later” apps, new data on Thanksgiving spending shows.

Spending with financing services such as Affirm, Afterpay, and Klarna rose 1.3 percent on Thanksgiving, reported The New York Post. The apps allow consumers to make smaller payments over time for their purchase, oftentimes with interest.

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

Canada Sees Third Consecutive Month of Plummeting Small Business Confidence

Small businesses remain uncertain about the trajectory of the Canadian economic outlook for a third month in a row, a new report found.

As first reported by Blacklock’s Reporter, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) November 2022 Business Barometer index indicated that confidence among business owners has declined once again.

Expectations for the next three months fell by 2.2 points since October, down to 43.8. Long-term confidence is also down by 1.2 points since the previous month and is currently sitting at 50.

“An index below 50 shows that there are fewer business owners feeling confident than feeling negatively about the next months,” explained the CFIB.

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

Poland Has a Budget Surplus for Now But Public Finances Are Under Pressure

Poland’s budget surplus in October 2022 was 27.2 billion zloty (€5.8 billion), slightly down from September, but the Ministry of Finance is confident that by the year’s end there will be a deficit.

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

Sam Bankman-Fried Ran FTX as His ‘Personal Fiefdom, ‘ Lawyers Say

FTX founder and former CEO Sam Bankman-Fried ran his company like a “personal fiefdom,” lawyers for the failed cryptocurrency exchange say.

FTX’s legal team made the statement in a Wilmington, Delaware bankruptcy court on Tuesday.

The comment came during the first bankruptcy hearing for the collapsed crypto exchange.

The company was one of the biggest cryptocurrency exchanges in the world before it imploded in disgrace.

The hearing was live-streamed on both YouTube and Zoom.

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

“This is Appalling”: Major Tax Filing Services Have Been Sending Financial Information to Facebook

Major tax filing services, including H&R Block, TaxAct and TaxSlayer, have been covertly sending Facebook sensitive financial information when Americans file their taxes online, according to The Markup.

The data includes names, email addresses, income, filing status, refund amounts and college scholarship information — which is sent to Facebook regardless of whether a person even has a Facebook account — or with other platforms owned by Meta. The company can then be used to fine tune advertising algorithms.

It is sent through widely used code called the Meta Pixel.

Of note, Intuit-owned TurboTax does use Meta Pixel, however the company did not send financial information — just usernames and the last time a device signed in. Beyond that, they have kept Pixel entirely off pages beyond sign in.

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

12 Oklahoma Universities Discriminate Against White and Asian Students: Federal Complaint

Twelve Oklahoma universities have been hit with a federal civil rights complaint for their participation in a STEM program that excludes white, Asian and Middle Eastern students.

Do No Harm, a nonprofit group fighting wokeness in healthcare, filed the complaints due to the universities’ participation in the Oklahoma Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation Program. The complaints have been filed with the Department of Education, but it does not mean an investigation will necessarily take place.

Senior Fellow Mark Perry, a frequent filer of Title IX sex and Title VI race complaints, filed them. Perry shared a copy of the complaint with The Fix. He said the 12 complaints are in the “evaluation stage” and have been acknowledged by the DOE.

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

30-Year-Old Co-Founder of Crypto Trading Platform Amber Dies “Unexpectedly” In His Sleep

Tiantian Kullander, a former Morgan Stanley trader who co-founded digital-asset trading platform Amber Group, has died. He was only 30 years old.

Kullander “passed away unexpectedly in his sleep” on Nov. 23, Amber said in a statement on its website on Friday. “He led by example with his intellect, generosity, humility, diligence and creativity,” the firm added.

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

Amazon Employees Protest Wages and Working Conditions on Black Friday

On Black Friday, the busiest shopping day of the year, Amazon workers in various countries, including the US, are walking away from their job and taking to the streets to say that they are underpaid by the company and demand better working conditions.

A handful of protestors showed up at one of the homes of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and chanted “make Amazon pay!”

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

Being Thankful for the Left

by Daniel Greenfield

When we celebrate Thanksgiving, after being thankful for family and friends, for health and comfort, for food and shelter; we shouldn’t forget to be thankful for the left.

There is no light without darkness and without evil, the good often fails to find their own voice. It is in the presence of slavery that we remember the worth of freedom. Men and nations are forged in war; not only the war of shell and shot, but the war of ideas. War teaches us to fight for what we have. Wars of ideas teach us to stand up for what we believe.

It is because conservatives are basically hopeful and confident that we are also prone to extremes of despair. Too many us were shocked at the decline of our society because of our great confidence in it. The faith that conservatives have in America makes them vulnerable to being crushed by the latest victory of the left.

I have seen far too much despair and defeatism, too many comments that suggest there is no hope for America and the only thing left to do is pour a glass of wine and watch the sun go down. But those comments testify to how sheltered Americans are from the struggles against tyranny around the world.

Eight years of Obama and four years of Biden are bad, but try sixty-nine years of Communism on for size. That’s what generations of Russians had to live through. Ask some of the conservative activists in Europe who have never had any of the freedoms that we still take for granted whether they’ve given up hope. Ask people from countries where criticism of Islam can mean death, whether they’ve given up hope.

           — Hat tip: Daniel Greenfield [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Elon Musk Asks for Help Identifying Violent Threats on Twitter in Response to Antifa Revelations

On Thursday, Twitter owner Elon Musk called for people on the social media platform to reply if users see any issues that need to be addressed. “Removing child exploitation is priority #1. Please reply in comments if you see anything that Twitter needs to address,” the early Thursday morning tweet read.

In response, The Post Millennial’s editor-at-large Andy Ngo noted the large number of Twitter accounts used by Antifa members and groups to incite violence that remain unbanned.

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

Breaking: Portland Antifa Threaten Violent Protests at Tesla Dealerships

Portland Antifa are planning arson attacks at Tesla locations on Friday night after Twitter owner Elon Musk started suspending accounts that call for violence.

The Post Millennial Editor-at-Large Andy Ngo tweeted, “As revenge for @elonmusk suspending violent extremist accounts on Twitter, #Antifa in Portland are organizing arson attacks on @Tesla locations tonight. This is just a drop in the ocean of years of violent organizing on Twitter.”

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

Breaking: MintChipMusic Suspended From Twitter After Posting ‘Kyle Rittenhouse Turkey Shoot’ Game

Twitter user MintChipMusic was suspended on Thursday for allegedly violating the company’s rules over a post promoting a new online game called The Kyle Rittenhouse Turkey Shoot.

The post read “The Kyle Rittenhouse Turkey Shoot video game is LIVE! Play it now and own the libs at http://RittenhouseGame.com” and the account was said to have violated their “rules against glorifying violence.”

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

Chesapeake Police Release Note From Walmart Shooter, Who Says He Felt ‘Mocked’ By Co-Workers

CHESAPEAKE — A note police found on the phone of the gunman who shot and killed six people before killing himself at a Chesapeake Walmart Tuesday was filled with complaints about co-workers and ramblings about his phone being hacked.

Police released the note on Friday. It was found on the phone of Andre Bing, who Chesapeake police say shot and killed six people and wounded four others at the Walmart on Sam’s Circle in Chesapeake. In the note, which was found at the scene of the crime, the gunman said he felt “harassed” and “mocked” by associates at the store. It also said he believed his phone had been hacked.

The gunman ended the note by writing, “My God forgive me for what I’m going to do…”

In the note, the shooter named individuals he felt had either betrayed him or had been “antagonizing” him. Police redacted the names of those individuals from the copy shared with the public.

At one point, the shooter wrote he had overheard two people talking and one had told him that someone had been “trying to get rid of me since day one.”

The shooter described how he believed some of the Walmart associates spoke in code about him and gave him “evil twisted grins.” The “holy spirit” is referenced several times, and he also described how one person had come to apologize to him and she “looked me in the eyes terrified by a demonic aura.”

In the note, the shooter said his “true intent was never to murder anyone believe it or not.” He also stated his intent to spare one woman, whose name was redacted.

It also stated that his mother had died from cancer.

Police confirmed the gunman used a 9mm handgun, which had been purchased legally from a local store the day of the shooting. Police also reportedly found a box of ammunition and a receipt and other paperwork related to the handgun. The shooter had no criminal history.

Walmart confirmed the gunman was an overnight team lead at the store and had worked for the company since 2010.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Elon Musk Slams Hollywood: ‘Woke Mind Virus’ Is ‘Pushing Civilization Toward Suicide’

Twitter boss Elon Musk has slammed Hollywood and warned that the entertainment industry has been “penetrated” by “the woke mind virus.”

In a post early on Friday morning, Musk said he believes the left-wing political bias is having a devastating negative impact on society.

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

Elon Musk Smeared as ‘Superspreader of Hate’ By Corporate Media Over Free Speech Plan for Twitter

Corporate media outlets have been ramping up their attacks against Elon Musk as he continues to roll out his free speech plans for Twitter.

Prominent leftist media darlings are smearing Musk as a “superspreader of hate” who is “opening the gates of hell” by reinstating accounts banned under the old Twitter management.

The media has joined “woke” celebrities in a collective meltdown over Musk’s latest announcement that he will restore all banned Twitter accounts that had not broken the law or aggressively posted spam.

Musk’s plan for a Twitter “amnesty” has alarmed several mainstream outlets which reported on how “harmful” the move would be to society.

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

Elon Musk Says He’d Consider ‘Alternative Phone’ If Twitter is Booted From Apple and Google App Stores

Twitter Chief Elon Musk says he’d consider making an “alternative phone” in the event that Twitter is removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Musk made the comments on Friday night in response to conservative commentator Liz Wheeler, who tweeted, “If Apple & Google boot Twitter from their app stores, @elonmusk should produce his own smartphone. Half the country would happily ditch the biased, snooping iPhone & Android. The man builds rockets to Mars, a silly little smartphone should be easy, right?”

“I certainly hope it does not come to that,” Musk replied, “but, yes, if there is no other choice, I will make an alternative phone.”

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

Fauci Emailed Friend Saying Masks Were ‘Ineffective,’ Pushed for Mandates Anyway, Missouri AG Says

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said Friday that during his seven-hour deposition with Dr. Anthony Fauci, new information revealed that two months after Fauci told a friend masks were “ineffective,” he supported mask mandates.

On Friday, the Show-Me State Republican attorney general tweeted a “tidbit” from his deposition with the outgoing head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:

“Another tidbit from Fauci depo: In Feb ‘20 he emailed a friend advising her masks were ineffective. Confirmed again on Mar 31. On Apr 3 he’s adamant masks should be worn even though he couldn’t cite a single study to prove it. Mandates followed—Lives ruined.”

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

For Thanksgiving, Biden Stuffs America’s 401(k)s With ESG

On Tuesday, the Department of Labor finalized a rule that provides regulatory cover for retirement plan sponsors who want to emphasize environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors in plan management.

Since 1974, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) has rightly required that plan sponsors act “solely in the interest” of employees and beneficiaries when selecting and monitoring investments and casting shareholder votes.

The Trump administration reinforced that principle by prohibiting retirement plans from considering investment attributes that aren’t material to risk or performance. Trump’s DOL explicitly prohibited funds with ESG principles from being used as the default investment for plan participants.

With Biden’s Thanksgiving week move, that’s all out the window, setting up tens of millions of Americans to have their retirement potential clipped as woke corporations corral their money into ESG-tainted investments.

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

Inside the US: Muslim Brotherhood Member Calls for Jihadist Terrorism Worldwide

A Muslim Brotherhood propagandist based in New York City has called for jihad both in the United States and internationally.

Bahgat Saber, a member of the Muslim Brotherhood, operates from his New York apartment and often streams live videos from Times Square. During his multi-hour videos, Saber routinely incites terrorism, assassinations, kidnapping and torture in an extremely graphic manner. The calls for violence in his videos are viewed by millions of people across the world.

In October, when Saber called for bloodshed, he used a code-phrase employed by al-Qaeda to activate their terrorist cells for open warfare. In a video titled, “Ride, O horses of Allah.” Saber started his video with, “We are working in the upcoming phase on Ride, O horses of Allah“ — which is al-Qaeda’s call for activating terrorism.

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

Jury Awards $645,837 to Auburn Professor Demoted for Criticizing Lax Degree Standards

Tenured economics Professor Michael Stern won significant damages against his employer, Auburn University, in a jury ruling in his favor last week.

Stern had sued the university for retaliating against him when he criticized the preservation of an easy major for the sake of athletics.

“I am very hopeful that my case can bring about a renewed understanding of the First Amendment and academic freedom,” Stern (pictured) told The College Fix in an email on November 22. “I look forward to working with Auburn University to advance our educational mission.”

The jury awarded Stern a total of $645,837 in lost wages and damages after a two-week trial.

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

Metamask Starts Tracking User IPs

ConsenSys has revised the privacy policy of MetaMask, a popular self-custody wallet with over 21 million monthly active users. The updated version states that MetaMask will start collecting Ethereum wallet addresses and IP addresses during on-chain transactions.

ConsenSys explained that the data collection only applies when someone uses Infura, Mestamask’s default Remote Procedure Call (RPC) application. When users use a third-party RPC or their own Ethereum node, the new update to the privacy policy does not apply; they play by the rules of the RPC you are using.

ConsenSys said that the data collected might be disclosed to comply with Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer requirements, or to affiliates, as part of business deals.

The community has criticized the new privacy policy.

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

Musk Says Twitter to Launch Gold, Grey Checks Alongside Blue Verified Mark

Twitter will roll out verified gold and grey check marks as it relaunches the coveted blue check service next Friday, Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said in a tweet, after holding off the rollout earlier this week.

“Gold check for companies, grey check for governments, blue for individuals (celebrities or not). Painful, but necessary,” Musk said in a tweet.

All verified accounts will be manually authenticated before the check is activated, Musk said.

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

Newly Elected Conservative School Board Fires Superintendent, Bans Critical Race Theory

Authored by Jackson Elliott via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

In one meeting, Deon Jackson went from South Carolina’s Berkeley County school superintendent to unemployed.

His firing came at the hand of a newly-elected school board, which appears to have declared a judgment day for woke practices in its district.

In its first meeting after the Nov. 8 election, the board fired superintendent Jackson and school counsel Tiffany Richardson. Then it hired Anthony Dixon as superintendent and retained Brandon Gaskins as counsel. And before the day was over, the board banned teaching critical race theory and created a board to review library books for pornographic content.

Moms for Liberty, an activist group that supports parental rights in education, endorsed six of the board’s nine members. Many Moms for Liberty candidates won school board elections this November, as reported previously. The group’s leaders say more aggressive school management decisions may soon be in order.

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

Police Still Yet to Name Suspect Nearly 2 Weeks After University of Idaho Murders

Nearly two weeks after four University of Idaho students were found knifed to death in their off-campus home, police have still not publicly identified a suspect.

As students emptied out of the college town for Thanksgiving, investigators once again returned to the taped-off murder scene in Moscow on Friday — 13 days after Kaylee Goncalves, 21, Ethan Chapin, 20, Xana Kernodle, 20, and Madison Mogen, 21 were found stabbed to death at the house.

Despite pursuing countless tips, analyzing more than 100 pieces of evidence and reviewing thousands of photos and videos taken before and after the killings, law enforcement officials appear to not be any closer to identifying the suspected killer or killers.

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

Poll: Only 28% of Americans Are Worried About COVID Anymore

A Gallup poll has found that fewer than a third of Americans remain worried about COVID.

“Twenty-eight percent of Americans say they are ‘very’ or ‘somewhat worried’ they will get COVID — the lowest percentage Gallup has recorded since the summer of 2021,” the pollster notes.

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

Sam Harris Rage Quits Twitter Days After Claiming Hunter Biden Laptop Story Was Right “By Accident”

Lefty ‘philosopher’ Sam Harris has deleted his Twitter account, just days after he claimed that the New York Post report on the infamous Hunter Biden laptop was correct “by accident,” a comment that renewed scrutiny of Harris’ previous comments that he supported censorship of the story.

Harris complained on the Bill Maher podcast that he was being harassed by ‘right wing lunatics’ on Twitter in regards to his previous comments that he would still have supported censoring the story even if Hunter Biden had “the corpses of dead children in his basement,” as a way of preventing a second Trump term.

Now Harris’ Twitter account, which had 1.5 million followers, is gone.

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

Spring Election for Supreme Court Crucial to Wisconsin Reform, Former Governor Says

There is already a focus on Wisconsin’s next election.

Former Gov. Scott Walker on Tuesday said if liberals win the race for Supreme Court in Wisconsin, all of the state’s reforms from his time in office will be in danger.

“An activist court, as we’ve seen elsewhere in the country, could do almost anything,” Walker told News Talk 113O WISN’s Jay Weber. “If you listen to at least a couple of of the liberal candidates … they sound very much aligned with some of the things we’ve seen in California and Pennsylvania, and elsewhere.”

Walker says that could mean changes not only to Act 10 or Right to Work in Wisconsin, but could mean changes to things like redistricting that he says “affects the rest of the country.”

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

Virginia Walmart Shooter Andre Bing’s ‘Kill List’ Found With Co-Workers’ Names, Shifts on It

The Virginia Walmart manager who fatally shot six and injured four of his co-workers before turning the gun on himself on Tuesday, Andre Bing, made a “kill list” with some of the victim’s names circled.

The list, which included certain Chesapeake Walmart employee’s names circled, shift hours, and break times, was found by a Daily Mail reporter and reported to the FBI.

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

Walmart Shooter Left ‘Death Note, ‘ Bought Gun Hours Before Killing 6 Co-Workers

‘I promise things just fell in place like I was led by the Satan,’ Andre Bing wrote on a note that was left on his phone.

CHESAPEAKE, Va. — The Walmart supervisor who shot and killed six co-workers in Virginia left behind what he called a “death note” on his phone that apologized for what he was about to do while simultaneously blaming others for mocking him.

“Sorry everyone but I did not plan this I promise things just fell in place like I was led by the Satan,” Andre Bing wrote on a note that was left on his phone, Chesapeake Police said Friday.

Police also said the gun, a 9 mm handgun, was legally purchased on the morning of the shooting and that Bing had no criminal record.

The note was redacted slightly to eliminate names of specific people he mentioned.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Alberta Government Forecasts $12.3-Billion Surplus for 2022-23

The Alberta government is forecasting a $12.3-billion surplus for 2022-23, according to its mid year fiscal update. The province will also save $13.3 billion because of debt repayment.

The surplus is $1 billion shy of the first quarter fiscal update estimate due to softening oil prices and demand.

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

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith Bans Masks in School, Ends Fully Remote Learning

Following intermittent periods of online learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, Alberta Premier Danielle Smith won’t permit schools to move classes entirely online anymore. She’s also made good on her promise to ban masks in schools through regulatory changes.

A news release from the government of Alberta says parents and families have been given “little to no notice” that students would be required to move to online learning throughout the pandemic. Many families did not have the resources to support at-home learning, and online classes impacted students’ well-being and academic achievement, the release says.

Smith says parents and students have told her they desire a regular school environment.

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

Biden Pressured Trudeau to Shut Down Canada’s Freedom Convoy Protests

Democrat President Joe Biden pressured Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to shut down the Canadian trucker “Freedom Convoy” protests early last year, according to reports.

Biden administration officials reportedly stepped in at the height of the Canadian trucker protests as the convoy occupied Ottawa, Canada’s capital.

The revelation of Biden’s involvement came from an investigation into Trudeau’s decision to use the Emergencies Act to shut down the protests.

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

Canadian MP Lisa Hepfner Says Online Outlets Don’t Provide News, As Bill Aims to Prop Up Mainstream Media

Concerns are growing that Canada’s Online News Act (Bill C-18) might heavily favor established big media when it comes to the revenue share they will be able to collect thanks to the proposed legislation, should it become law.

This issue was first raised when the bill was introduced earlier in the year, but now some estimates and statements coming from the country’s parliament and MPs are reinforcing fears that C-18 will not only give most of the money to giants like Bell and Rogers — but also pave the way to (re)define what a news outlet is.

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

Day 31 Emergencies Act Inquiry Recap

Trudeau testifies, denies calling unvaccinated names

On the final day of the Emergencies Act hearings, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave a much-anticipated testimony where he defended invoking the Act and denied ever having called unvaccinated Canadians names.

The Prime Minister said that despite not reading the police plan signed off on by the RCMP to clear protesters using existing powers, he did not have confidence in the plan and decided to invoke the Emergencies Act anyways.

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Justin Trudeau Testifies

Emergencies Act Inquiry

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and several of his cabinet ministers will appear before the Public Order Emergency Commission this week to justify the government’s use of the Emergencies Act to quash the Freedom Convoy.

Today, Prime Minister Trudeau will appear before the inquiry.

[Comment: The article has a video of Prime Minister Trudeau’s testimony.]

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McGill Prefers Hiring Black Candidates With CRT Background: Job Listing

Job applicants for McGill University’s computer science “Fighting Inequities” position should preferably be black, according to a job posting from the Montreal-based school.

The posting, titled “Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Computer Science — Fighting Inequities,” includes the task of increasing “the representation of Black faculty and to support their success, in line with the University’s commitments set out in its Action Plan to Address Anti-Black Racism.” The position specifies that “preference will be given to Black candidates.”

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Ottawa School Board Mask Mandate Motion Fails

The Ottawa Carleton District School Board (OCDSB) has rejected a controversial motion by trustee Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth that would have imposed a mask mandate.

The trustees voted on the motion Thursday night after two long special meetings. The vote among trustees was tied 6-6, causing the motion to fail. The two student trustees, whose votes are not formally counted, both voted against the motion.

Kaplan-Myrth, who is known for controversial social media posts and media appearances, put forward the mask mandate motion amid what experts call a “tripledemic” of respiratory viruses — the seasonal flu, RSV and Covid-19.

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Revealed: Biden Ordered Trudeau to End Freedom Convoy Over Fears US Car Plants Would Close Within Hours — Before the Canadian PM Invoked Emergency Powers to Quash it

President Joe Biden demanded Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stop the ‘freedom convoy’ that protested at the US-Canada border against vaccine mandates, right before Trudeau invoked emergency powers to end it.

Trudeau is set to testify in Ottawa on Friday regarding his decision to clear out the convoy as part of the Canadian government’s investigation into the PM using those powers.

The trucker protest grew until it closed vital trade routes along the Canada-U.S. border and shut down key parts of the capital for more than three weeks. But all border blockades were ended on February 14.

It has been revealed that Biden pressed on his Canadian counterpart to stop the convoy, with Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland saying that Washington was ‘very, very, very worried.’

The minister emailed staff on February 10 saying that the US government feared ‘all of their northeastern car plants will shut down’ if the convoy was not stopped within 12 hours.

Freeland had been speaking that same day to Biden’s top economic advisor, Brian Deese, who was himself worried about the blockades and said they could cost around $2.9billion in trade.

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Trudeau Bill Amendment Would Result in ‘Largest Gun Ban in Canadian History’

A surprise last-minute amendment by the Liberals to Trudeau’s pending gun control bill, initially pitched as a way to prevent the sale of Canadian handguns, would result in the largest gun prohibition in Canadian legislative history, the National Post reports.

The amendment, tabled by Liberal MP Paul Chiang, would criminalize “a firearm that is a rifle or shotgun, that is capable of discharging centre-fire ammunition in a semi-automatic manner and that is designed to accept a detachable cartridge magazine with a capacity greater than five cartridges of the type for which the firearm was originally designed.”

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Watch: Trudeau Says Protesting to Demand Policy Change is ‘Worrisome’

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Friday that protests should not be used to change public policy, although he provided an example of when it is okay to protest to change public policy.

The prime minister made the comments while being questioned at the Emergencies Act inquiry. Trudeau said that he did not want to set any “bad precedents” by “legitimizing” the Freedom Convoy, which paralyzed much of the Ottawa city core for weeks in January and February of this year.

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Watch: Trudeau Denies Calling the Unvaccinated ‘Misogynists, ‘ ‘Racists, ‘ While Under Oath

On the final day of the Emergencies Act inquiry, Justin Trudeau claimed, under oath, that he did not call the unvaccinated any bad names.

The Prime Minister was questioned on Friday by Eva Chipiuk, one of the lawyers representing the Freedom Convoy organizers, about statements he had made regarding the unvaccinated and the ways that he has described them.

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British Army is ‘Only Big Enough to Tootle Around at Home’ So Needs Proper Funding, Says Defence Secretary Ben Wallace

Ben Wallace made the comments during a visit to Oslo, Norway this week, adding that the country’s armed forces needed to be properly funded.

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Elon Musk Reportedly Shuts Twitter Office in Brussels After EU Enacts Censorship Law

Twitter has reportedly shut down its office in the de-facto capital of the European Union this week in a potential shot across the bow at the bloc over freedom of speech.

A showdown between the censorious European Union and the notionally pro-free speech Elon Musk may be brewing after the new Twitter chief reportedly shut down its office in Brussels this week.

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Germany: Berlin Airport Closed by Climate Activists Glued to Runway

European climate cultists upped the ante in their increasingly deranged war on fossil fuels on Thursday, bringing flight operations at Berlin Brandenburg Airport to a complete standstill for an hour and a half.

Reuters reports that activists from the Letzte Generation (Last Generation) group entered the airport from both the north and south ends, with some glueing themselves to the tarmac. According to the group, others rode bikes around the taxiways. The trespass began just after 4 pm local time.

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Hong Kong Company That Sold Scottish Titles Online Exposed as Scam

Popular online content creators paused advertisements or cut ties with Established Titles on Friday after it was revealed that the company cannot make customers official Scottish Lords or Ladies when they purchase one of their packages. Further, the company does not officially sell land and does not plant a tree for every purchase, as promised on its website.

According to their website, Established Titles, a customer can “Purchase a personal Lordship or Ladyship Title Pack with dedicated land in Scotland,” and “Our Title Packs are based on a historic Scottish land ownership custom, where landowners have been long referred to as ‘Lairds’, the Scottish term for ‘Lord’, with the female equivalent being ‘Lady’.”

[Comment: I hope that Paul Joseph Watson sees this. I have a hunch that he reads Gates of Vienna.]

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Size of British Army to Hit 200-Year Low, Only Sufficient to ‘Stay at Home and Tootle Around, ‘ Warns Defense Secretary

The current size of the British Army is only sufficient if its goal is to “stay at home and tootle around,” Britain’s Defense Secretary Ben Wallace warned on Thursday.

Speaking to The Times newspaper following a meeting in Oslo with Allied counterparts on-board the HMS Queen Elizabeth aircraft carrier, the U.K. defense minister urged for the country’s defense to be properly funded amid concerns of future cutbacks of personnel.

“If we just want to stay at home and do a bit of tootling around, we’ve got an armed forces big enough,” Wallace told the newspaper, explaining that Britain’s “international alliance of 30 people,” otherwise known as NATO, continued to act as Britain’s military deterrent.

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Slovak PM and Orban Bury Hatchet on Football Scarf Issue

Greater common concerns of the Visegrad Four have led Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Slovak counterpart, Eduard Heger, to bury the hatchet over the controversy caused by Orban wearing a football scarf depicting a map of Greater Hungary.

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Sweden: Civil Servants Under Threat of Attack Over Muslim ‘Kidnapping’ Allegations

Threats of attacks on Swedish social services staff have circulated on Arabic-speaking social media as some Muslims allege Swedish authorities have kidnapped Muslim children from their parents.

A social media campaign against Swedish social services spread on social media platforms like Chinese-owned Tik Tok has alleged that Swedish authorities have kidnapped children from Muslim homes and has now seen threats of attacks against the civil servants.

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The UK Plots to Ban Private Messaging

UK’s media regulator Ofcom will get more surveillance powers than spy agencies under the Online Safety Bill, according to a legal analysis by the Index on Censorship organization.

The legislation would allow Ofcom to force tech companies to clamp down on “child abuse” and “terrorist content” by ending end-to-end encrypted messaging platforms like WhatsApp, Signal, Telegram, and Facebook Messenger and force all communications to be scanned.

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Top Doctor Put in Psych Ward by Police for COVID ‘Misinformation’

A top doctor has spoken out to reveal how he was arrested by police and put in a psych ward over allegations that his views about treating COVID-19 constituted “misinformation.”

Dr. Thomas Binder, a Swiss cardiologist with a doctorate in immunology and virology, says police forcibly took him to a psychiatric ward to be examined for mental illness.

Authorities determined that Binder, who has held a private practice for 24 years, should be examined for mental illness in response to his public criticism of Covid restrictions, mandates, and testing.

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UK Plans to Criminalize Digitally Putting Someone’s Face on Nude Body

The UK’s controversial Online Safety Bill has a section that would make sharing “pornographic deepfakes” without consent a criminal offense in England and Wales. This would involve digitally putting someone’s face on a naked body.

The bill seeks to address the rise in manipulated explicit images, where a person’s face is superimposed on another person’s body.

Current legislation requires proving that the images were shared to “cause distress.”

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UK: Boris Johnson and Liz Truss Join Rebellion Against Onshore Wind Ban

Rishi Sunak´s authority is being tested by the revolt against his decision to keep the ban.

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UK: Extinction Rebellion Women ‘Caused £100,000 of Damage When They Smashed Barclays HQ Windows in Canary Wharf Demo’

Extinction Rebellion climate protesters caused almost £100,000-worth of damage after smashing glass windows during a demonstration at the headquarters of Barclays bank, a court has heard.

Carol Wood, 53, Nicola Stickells, 52, Sophie Cowen, 31, Lucy Porter, 48, Gabriella Ditton, 28, Rosemary Webster, 64, and Zoe Cohen, 52, are all accused of causing criminal damage during the protest in April last year.

Jurors at Southwark Crown Court heard on Friday that the women’s actions were associated with climate change campaigners Extinction Rebellion (XR).

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UK: London Mayor Announces ‘Crippling’ High-Emission Vehicle Charge to Cover Whole of London Despite 80% Opposing Move in Public Consultation

The low-emission zone in central London, within which motorists are charged £12.50 (€14.56) per day for driving the most polluting vehicles, is set to be extended to cover the whole of London, the city’s left-wing mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced on Friday.

From Aug. 29 next year, the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ), which currently covers the heart of London will be extended to the Greater London Authority boundary, a move that will increase the costs of hundreds of thousands of commuters and residents who drive non-compliant vehicles.

Khan described the decision to extend the zone as “one of the toughest decisions” he’s taken as mayor, but claimed the move will see 5 million more people benefit from cleaner air.

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Watch: England Takes Knee as U.S. Team Remains Standing at World Cup

True to their word, the UK team took a knee ahead of its game against the U.S. Men’s National Team at the World Cup in Qatar. But many are commenting on the remarkable fact that the U.S. team remained standing.

Last weekend, England signaled that its players intended to take a knee to protest Iran’s ongoing oppression on its LGBTQ community, its recent assault on women, not to mention the strict Islamic sharia law suppressing of its people.

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BP Still Hasn’t Sold Its Stake in Russian Oil Giant Rosneft — Despite Pledging to Exit Nine Months Ago

MPs and activists last night slammed the company for its ‘business as usual’ approach and ‘shocking’ inability to quit or sell the investment.

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Cleverly Promises Ukrainian President ‘Action — Not Just Words´ From UK

The Foreign Secretary shared a photo of his meeting with Volodymyr Zelensky during his visit to Ukraine.

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Cleverly Pledges More Ambulances for Ukraine During Visit to Country

The Foreign Secretary announced a package of practical support to help the war-torn nation as winter sets in.

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Kherson Governor Says Hospitals Evacuated ‘Due to Constant Shelling’

The governor of the embattled Kherson region of southeastern Ukraine said on November 25 that “due to constant shelling” officials have evacuated hospital patients from several facilities.

Governor Yaroslav Yanusevich said via the regional administration’s Telegram channel that children from a Kherson regional facility had been transported to Mykolayiv, about 60 kilometers away.

He said other transferees included psychiatric patients, with around 100 people expected to get treatment in the Black Sea port city farther west, Odesa.

He said some of the transfers would last “as long as enemy strikes are being repeated in Kherson.”

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Multiple People Killed Outside Kherson Coffee Shop in Heavy Bombardment

A barrage of missiles hit residential and commercial buildings, setting some ablaze.

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Russia Justice Ministry Brands Facebook an ‘Extremist’ Organization

The Russian Ministry of Justice this week branded Facebook parent company Meta an “extremist” organization, the latest in shots fired against the U.S.-based social media corporation from the Russian government.

The Justice Ministry “put [Meta] on the register of extremist organizations,” the bureau announced Friday, according to the state-owned Russian news agency TASS.

Organizations on that list “are to be suspended or banned by enforced court rulings under the federal law on combating extremist activities,” the government-controlled news outlet said.

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‘We Will Send Ukraine Back to the 18th Century’: Vladimir Putin Ally Says Russian Troops Will Keep Targeting Energy Plants in Bid to Wreck Country’s Infrastructure

Vladimir Putin will ‘send Ukraine back to the 18th century’ by pushing ahead with attacks on the country’s energy facilities, a top ally, has claimed (pictured: Ukrainian in an ambulance after attacks).

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India: Karnataka: Little Known IRC (Islamic Resistance Council) Claims Responsibility for Mangaluru Blast in ‘Hindutva Temple’

PTI | Bengaluru | Nov 24, 2022:: A little-known outfit Islamic Resistance Council (IRC) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the Mangaluru blast on November 19, saying one of its ‘Mujahid brother Mohammed Shariq’ attempted to attack a ‘Hindutva Temple in Kadri’.

While top police officers remained tight-lipped, police sources said they are verifying the origin of this information.

“We the Islamic Resistance Council (IRC) would like to convey the message: One of our Mujahid brother Mohammed Shariq attempted to attack the Hindutva Temple in Kadri (in Dakshina Kannada district), a bastion of the Saffron terrorists in Mangaluru,” the message said.

It further said, “Although this operation didn’t meet its objectives, we still consider it a success from a tradecraft and tactics point of view as the brother in spite of being wanted and being pursued by the state and central intelligence agencies, was not only able to successfully evade them but even prepared and mounted an attack.”

On November 19, Mohammed Shariq, who was at large, was travelling in an auto-rickshaw with a cooker which exploded in Mangaluru injuring him and the driver. Police called the blast an act of terror.

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Kobe Beef for Klaus Schwab, Cockroaches for the Masses

Recently the globalist “elite” gathered once again for a G20 summit, this time on the Indonesian island of Bali. Outrageously expensive, exquisite Wagyu steaks from Kobe beef were on the menu. This Japanese delicacy costs 400 to 600 euros per kilogram (and significantly more for some varieties). Meanwhile, the rest of us are promised insect food.

In their final declaration, the heads of government once again fell over themselves with commitments to climate protection — and according to the ideology propagated by the UN and many media, this also includes the renunciation of meat. In its place, the consumption of insects is promoted.

As early as 2013, the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) published a detailed report on the supposed advantages of insects as a potential new main food source. Due to the “climate crisis”, the production bottlenecks in the global grain supply as a result of wars and the growing population figures, this change in eating habits is said to be becoming more and more topical from the point of view of the UN “sustainability strategists”.

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Pakistan Arrests Man in Honor Killing of Teen Daughter Who Rejected Arranged Marriage

A Pakistani father has been arrested in the suspected honor killing of his 18-year-old daughter in Italy after she refused an arranged marriage, police said Friday.

Shabbir Abbas was taken into custody in his village in the eastern Punjab province last week after a tip-off by Italian authorities and local police, senior police official Anwar Saeed Kingra said.

The suspect’s daughter, Saman Abbas, was last seen alive in late April by neighbors outside her family’s home in the farm town of Novellara, near the city of Reggio Emilia.

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Anti-Vaxx ‘Conspiracy Theories’ Causing Heart Attacks and Blood Clots, Researcher Claims

A researcher has claimed that anti-vaxx “conspiracy theories,” “fear-mongering” and “scare tactics” are causing otherwise healthy people to suffer unexpected heart attacks and blood clots after being vaccinated for Covid.

And in case you’re wondering, no, this isn’t satire.

Raymond D. Palmer, a self-identified mRNA alchemist from Western Australia, warns that there are serious risks associated with COVID-19 vaccines.

However, Palmer claims that adverse side effects are caused by anti-vaxxers rather than the shots themselves.

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Bunnings to Cut Hundreds of Jobs as the Hardware Giant Looks at Shaving Costs After Surviving the Coronavirus Pandemic

Bunnings, one of Australia’s biggest retailers and employers, will give a chunk of employees the sack in the coming months to help cope with the cost-of-living crisis.

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New Zealand Grocery Chain to Introduce Facial Recognition Tech

Foodstuffs North Island, a cooperative of over 300 grocery stores, announced that it will be testing facial recognition technology at several stores.

Foodstuffs North Island CEO Chris Quin cited data that showed that since 2020, there has been a 246% increase in serious incidents at grocery stores, including assault, robbery, theft, and other aggressive, threatening, and violent behavior.

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Algerian Arrested for Sex Attack Within 48 Hours of Arriving Illegally in Spain

An Algerian migrant who arrived illegally by boat on the Spanish island of Mallorca was arrested just two days later for allegedly sexually abusing a 17-year-old girl.

The alleged sex attack took place last Thursday in the city of Palma in the Parc de Ses Estacions, a local park near the centre of the city at around 4:30 pm and saw the 21-year-old Algerian approach the Spanish teen who was sitting on a park bench.

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Czechia Could Accept Tens of Thousands of Ukrainian Refugees, Says Interior Minister

Czechia is likely to accept tens of thousands more Ukrainian refugees, but it must remain vigilant as to its accommodation capacity and limits to its social and healthcare systems, the country’s Minister of the Interior Vit Rakusan said on Thursday.

Speaking after a meeting on the migration situation with his counterparts from Slovakia, Hungary, and Austria, Rakusan said that Czechia has accepted the most refugees from Ukraine per capita among the countries of the European Union.

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Jordanian National Accused of Rape at French Hospital Had 13 Different Identities and Was Subject to 3 Expulsion Orders

A Jordanian national arrested on suspicion of raping a patient at a Parisian hospital last month was known under 13 different identities and had already ignored three orders to leave French territory, it has emerged.

The attack took place in the early hours of Oct. 28 at the Cochin hospital in Paris, when the 22-year-old suspect, who was a patient at the facility, allegedly attacked a 34-year-old female patient who had been admitted to the emergency room with a head trauma.

French newspaper Le Figaro reported that at approximately 4 a.m., a nurse interrupted the suspect who was raping his victim with his fingers while she slept. The suspect fled the scene upon arrival of the nurse.

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Migrant Groups Have Hours-Long Shootout South of Hungarian Border in Serbia

Two groups of migrants engaged in a lengthy shootout on Thursday evening in the Hungarian-inhabited village of Horgos in Serbia, situated one kilometer south of the Hungarian border, local Hungarian-language media reported.

In the above image, posted on social media from what appears to be home security camera footage, an unidentified person is clearly seen holding a firearm in the lower right corner.

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Spain: Barcelona: 76 Per Cent of Arrests in First Half of 2022 Were Foreigners

In the first half of this year, police in the Spanish city of Barcelona claim that 76 per cent of all their arrests were foreigners, with many linked to drug trafficking, theft and violent robberies.

Barcelona’s municipal police, the Guàrdia Urbana de Barcelona, reported 2,939 arrests in the first half of this year, with just 692 of those arrested having Spanish nationality, while 2,247 of the arrests were foreigners.

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Sends More Migrant Busses to Philadelphia

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent another group of asylum seekers to Philadelphia on Friday, arguing that the move highlighted President Biden’s inability to manage immigration.

Two buses carrying roughly 80 people, including women and young children, pulled into the city’s 30th Street Station and were met by relief groups, according to NBC 10.

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UK: Farage: Communities Being ‘Changed Beyond Recognition’ By Mass Migration

Brexit champion Nigel Farage has warned that British communities are being “changed beyond recognition” and quality of life eroded as the Conservative Party increases net immigration to over half a million a year to satisfy bosses’ hunger for cheap foreign labour.

Responding to confirmation that net immigration in 2021 set a new all-time record of over 500,000 — with gross immigration over 1.1 million — on his YouTube channel, Farage had harsh words for the political class in general and the Conservatives (Tories) in particular for the influx, despite years of “broken promises” about it being reduced.

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UK: Not One Migrant Has Been Sent Back to France Under Post-Brexit Rules, New Figures Show, Despite 70,000 Crossing the Channel Since Last January

No asylum seekers have been forcibly returned to France under post-Brexit border rules, official figures showed last night.

Since January last year only 21 ‘enforced removals’ have been carried out against claimants who travelled through a safe country to Britain. None has been removed to France, even though 70,000 have crossed the Channel by small boat over this time.

The 21 returns were made to Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia, Spain, Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland.

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‘We’re Worried Someone Will Get Killed’ — Swedish Ambulance Workers Threaten to Stop Serving No-Go Zones

Violence against medical workers in some areas of Sweden is becoming so commonplace that a “protection ban” may be instituted on no-go zones of Stockholm featuring large migrant populations hostile to the authorities. In practice, this will mean ambulance drivers will refuse to go to certain addresses without police or rescue services to protect them.

“We’re worried that someone will get killed if nothing happens,” says specialist nurse Linda Orrvik.

The problem has been going on for years. For example, the Kvartal television program ran an extensive segment covering the issue already in 2018; it featured two paramedics describing the difficulties they face working in no-go areas.

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Astrobiologists Concerned About Imperialistic Consequences of Galactic Exploration

To whom do other planets belong? Who should benefit or profit from their resources? How should human settlements on other planets be governed? What duty might humans have to life on other planets, even if it is microbial?

In his new book “Sovereign Mars: Transforming Our Values through Space Settlement,” as well as in writings that have appeared in both academic and popular outlets, astrobiologist Jacob Haqq-Misra has thought about many of these questions quite deeply.

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Flashback: Kanye Warned About ‘Protecting Kids’ From Subliminal Messages in Media

In light of the Balenciaga disgrace, some are recalling a warning by Kanye West that children were being exposed to harmful subliminal messaging in media.

As we previously highlighted, despite news outlets declaring the issue to be a “conspiracy theory,” the fashion label was forced to apologize for a fashion shoot which sexualized kids.

Images to promote Balenciaga’s Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2023 collection showed young girls holding plush bear bags adorned with bondage gear.

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Texas Teacher Caught Boasting About ‘Indoctrinating’ Children With ‘Woke’ Gender Identity Agenda

A Texas middle school teacher has been caught boasting about “indoctrinating” children with her “woke” gender identity agenda, according to reports.

Kelsey McCracken teaches math at W.A. Meacham Middle School, located in the Fort Worth Independent School District.

Fox News identified McCracken as the teacher that features in a video that emerged on social media.

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10 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/25/2022

  1. So now Justin Trudoe is a perjuror.
    Lying under oath is a very serious offense.
    You can get life in prison for perjury.
    The only question now is where will little prince Justin do his time?

  2. .

    The Fourth Industrial Revolution

    This is a short introduction to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The 4IR will impact every aspect of our society… and even our own identities. The World Economic Forum, with Klaus Schwab…

    https://youtu.be/z_svA1Q-6_g
    The Fourth Industrial Revolution

    This is a short introduction to the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The 4IR will impact every aspect of our society… and even our own identities. The World Economic Forum, with Klaus Schwab…

    https://youtu.be/z_svA1Q-6_g

        • That’s right , Bishop. And I would like to join your response to Frank and others here on GoV: can you please leave that ” Fourth Reich” nonsense? Germany is unable to protect its own borders and to keep up the rule of law. German politicians are just lapdogs of some ruling class that is not interested in domination but just money. I am however clueless about how this system works and how the strings are pulled. The WEF is a second tier window display.

  3. Quote: ambulance drivers in Sweden threatened to stop answering calls in no-go zones.

    Sigh. Dont threaten, just DO IT!
    And if you need to explain yourself, either offer the person who thinks this is wrong to accompany you on your next drive to Little Turkey or do something stupid: Oh, yes the emergency was in Walton Street but I entered Walton High as address or have technical problems etc.

    But just DO IT!

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