Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/5/2022

After the Meloni government refused it permission to land in Italy, the migrant ferry Ocean Viking called on other European countries for help. Meanwhile, migrants who escaped an asylum detention center in London rioted outside the facility armed with knives and wooden weapons in protest of a power outage.

In other news, a biological male in the UK who was also a convicted child sexual abuser lived for 71 days at a battered women’s shelter by identifying as female.

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Thanks to Caroline Glick, Dean, DV, LP, Reader from Chicago, Roger, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey Blames Liz Truss’s Mini-Budget for Leaving Britain ‘Hours’ From Financial Meltdown
» Britain Faces Worst Squeeze on Real Incomes Since WW2: Experts Warn Average Household Will be £800 Worse Off in the Next 12 Months and Annual Mortgage Repayments Could Soar by £3,900 Over the Next Two Years
» Canada: “A Massive Wealth Transfer From the ‘Have-Nots’ To the ‘Have-Yachts, ‘“ Poilievre Slams Government’s Economic Record
» Canada: Poilievre Slams Trudeau Liberals Economic Plan for Creating ‘More Debt Than All Previous Prime Ministers Combined’
» Joy Reid Says Voters Didn’t Know About Inflation Until Republican Politicians “Taught Them” The Word
» Reserve Bank Admits Making Another Big Mistake — After Wrongly Telling Australia That Interest Rates Were Unlikely to Rise Until 2024
» Study: Majority of Americans Living ‘Paycheck-to-Paycheck, ‘ Average Debt at $25k
» UK ‘Hours´ From Potential Financial Meltdown After Mini-Budget, Bailey Confirms
» What’s Thanksgiving Without a Turkey? US Retailers Are Struggling to Stock Turkeys as Prices Rise 73% Due to Inflation and Avian Flu Kills Millions of Birds
 
USA
» 15-Year-Old Boy Becomes 2nd Arrest in Shooting of Commanders’ Brian Robinson
» Angry Dem Protester Bit Republican at Rally for Michigan Gov Candidate Tudor Dixon: Report
» Bank Robberies Surge in the Big Apple, Up 42% in 2022
» Biden Calls Protesters ‘Idiots’ During Speech in Illinois
» Breaking: Twitter’s Content ‘Curation’ Team’ Axed Amid Mass Layoffs
» Breaking: Elon Musk’s $8 a Month Blue Checkmark Plan Goes Live
» Coroner: 4 Dead, Including Gunman, in Pennsylvania Shooting
» Elon Musk: Twitter to Add Long-Form Text to Tweets, Creator Monetization
» Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Files Notice of Appeal in Contempt of Congress Conviction, Sentence
» Florida Officials Charge Woman With Felony Fraud for Voting in Two States During Multiple Elections
» Former Twitter Employees Air Their Grievances After Elon Musk’s Mass Firings
» Gunshot Fired at Home Where Republican Congressional Candidate’s Children Slept
» Major Beef: Man Stabbed During Argument Inside Ruth’s Chris Steak House in NYC
» Manchin Demands Biden Apologize for ‘Outrageous’ Coal Comments: ‘Time He Learn a Lesson’
» Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Discusses Censorship and the Legacy of Dr. Anthony Fauci
» Ted Cruz Calls for Impeachment of Biden’s AG Garland and DHS SEC Mayorkas
» ‘Twitter Employees Were Selling Verification for Upwards of $15,000’, Elon Musk Agrees to Investigate Allegations of Pay-to-Play
» Twitter Removes Antisemitic Kanye West Tweet for Violating Twitter Rules
» Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Apologizes: ‘I Realize Many Are Angry With Me’
» ‘Worried’ Biden Laments Musk’s Purchase of Twitter That ‘Spews Lies All Across the World’ — Despite His Own Very Recent History of Bending the Truth and Making Things Up
 
Canada
» Coutts Border Blockade Organizers Request a Jury, Will Return to Court Next Month
» Day 17 Emergencies Act Hearings Recap
» Liberals Give CBC Extra $42 Million in Economic Update
» ‘Modest, Christian Men’ on Criminal Trial for Peaceful Protest in Lethbridge, Alberta
» Tamara Lich Testifies
 
Europe and the EU
» Finland PM Sanna Marin is Cleared Following Inquiry Into Video of Her Partying Which Sparked ‘Misconduct’ Claims…
» Greenpeace Activists Who Stopped Tanker Carrying Russian Diesel From Unloading in UK Are Cleared in Court as Judge Says Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine ‘Could be Described as Terrorism’
» New Hungarian Nationalist Party Challenges Fidesz
» Pope Francis Condemns ‘Imperialist, Nationalist, And Populist Visions’
» Spain: Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Goya Paintings in Madrid’s Prado Museum
» UK “Nudge Unit” Recommends Banks Track Carbon Footprint of Transactions, Reward “Sustainable Behaviors”
» UK: I Can’t Fix All Your Problems, Says Rishi Sunak Who Confirms He Refused to Step Aside for Boris in Leadership Race — While Jeremy Hunt Eyes Up Council Tax Increase Plans
» UK: More Horror in Lawless London as Man, 21, is Stabbed to Death ‘By Three Males Who Then Fled on Foot’: Detectives Launch Murder Investigation
 
Balkans
» North Kosovo Serbs Quit State Jobs in Licence Plate Protest
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Caroline Glick: Legal Reform, Now
 
Middle East
» Iran: Protests Death Toll Rises to 304; Tehran Youths Call for More Demos
 
Russia
» Australian Sniper Dubbed ‘Ninja’ is Killed in Ukraine While Fighting Vladimir Putin’s Forces as His Incredible Last Act of Bravery Against the Russians is Revealed: ‘Our Sadness is Unfathomable’
» Could the End of the Ukraine War be in Sight? US ‘Is Pressuring Volodymyr Zelensky to Drop His Ban on Talks With Putin and Negotiate an End to the Fighting’ Amid Growing Fears of Nuclear War, New Report Claims
» Russia Warns Britain Faces ‘Dangerous Consequences’ as Ambassador is Summoned to Moscow Ministry Over False Claims UK Carried Out Gas Pipe Attacks — and She’s Jeered at by Stage-Managed Mob
» Russia’s Ambassador Warns ‘Britain is Too Deep’ Into the Ukraine Conflict and Says Moscow Will Publish ‘Proof’ UK Helped Carry Out Suicide Drone Attack on the Black Sea Fleet…
» Ukraine War: ‘Indefinite Blackouts’, ‘Only’ Diplomatic Solution Claims, Georgia Economic Boom
» Ukraine: Russia Issues ‘Warning’ That ‘Britain is Too Deep in This Conflict’
 
Far East
» Japan to Keep Stake in Russian Energy Project in Sakhalin
» Take a Rare Glimpse Inside China’s Zero-COVID Madhouse
 
Australia — Pacific
» Dentist Hit With 11 More Charges Over Allegedly Spiking the Drinks of Women He Met Online Before Sexually Assaulting Them
 
Immigration
» Albanian Drug Kingpins Are Infiltrating Britain’s Streets as Illegal Migrants, Major Leak of Secret Files Reveals
» France: Congolese Repeat Rapist With Deportation Order Arrested Again for Sex Assault
» Migrant ‘Taxi’ Ship Turns to Other EU Countries as Meloni’s Italy Refuses Entry
» Revealed: Interpol’s ‘Most Wanted’ Criminals Are Among the Channel Migrants Landing on Britain’s Beaches, With 80 Arriving in Dover ‘Undetected’ In One Day Last Month
» The Slick TikTok Videos Used by People Smugglers Bringing Albanians Into UK: Glossy Adverts Promote Cut Price Deals, Guarantee ‘100% Safe Passage’ And Top of the Range Inflatable Boats With Life-Jackets
» UK: Bride and Groom, 68 and 74, Become Latest Wedding Couple to Have Their Big Day Cancelled as Home Office Block-Books Hotels to House Asylum Seekers
» UK: Riot Police Called as Migrants Armed With ‘Knives and Wood’ Stage ‘Protest’ At London Detention Centre
 
Culture Wars
» Biological Male Child Sex Offender Took Refuge at UK Women’s Shelter for 71 Days
» Campus Watch: University Offers “2SLGBTQIA+ Only” Workout Times
» Florida Medical Board Outlaws Sex Changes, Puberty Blockers for Transgender-Identifying Minors
» Greek Soccer Player Gets 10 Months in Prison for Calling Transgenderism ‘Abomination’: Reports
 

Bank of England Governor Andrew Bailey Blames Liz Truss’s Mini-Budget for Leaving Britain ‘Hours’ From Financial Meltdown

Andrew Bailey said the Bank of England was forced to intervene after September’s mini-budget, which caused the pound to hit an all-time low.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Britain Faces Worst Squeeze on Real Incomes Since WW2: Experts Warn Average Household Will be £800 Worse Off in the Next 12 Months and Annual Mortgage Repayments Could Soar by £3,900 Over the Next Two Years

The Bank of England also warned of soaring unemployment as it predicted that gross domestic product (GDP) could shrink for every quarter for two years.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Canada: “A Massive Wealth Transfer From the ‘Have-Nots’ To the ‘Have-Yachts, ‘“ Poilievre Slams Government’s Economic Record

Conservative leader Pierre Poilievre slammed the Trudeau government’s handling of the country’s finances on Friday in a speech at the Empire Club in downtown Toronto.

“The cost of government is raising the cost of living,” Poilievre said.

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

Canada: Poilievre Slams Trudeau Liberals Economic Plan for Creating ‘More Debt Than All Previous Prime Ministers Combined’

Canada’s Conservatives and the New Democrats both criticized the Trudeau Liberals’ fall economic update, mainly for being out of touch with Canadians’ struggles as inflation continues to rise and the housing crisis rages on.

The update, which was tabled and presented by Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland on Thursday, says that Canada will return to a balanced budget by 2027. The national debt currently sits at $1.1 trillion with inflation at 7 percent, the highest year-over increase in 39 years.

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

Joy Reid Says Voters Didn’t Know About Inflation Until Republican Politicians “Taught Them” The Word

MSNBC’s Joy Reid has been a veritable gold mine of bad takes, ignorant comments and authoritarian arguments over the past few years.

This includes her consistent demand that people without covid vaccines be denied medical care, that they be punished with fines, as well as her baseless assertions that hurricanes are a product of “global warming.”

Her latest comments might be her most bizarre yet, with a mind boggling claim that American voters were essentially oblivious to the issue of inflation until conservative political candidates started talking about it.

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

Reserve Bank Admits Making Another Big Mistake — After Wrongly Telling Australia That Interest Rates Were Unlikely to Rise Until 2024

The Reserve Bank of Australia has admitted it was wrong about inflation because it is ‘difficult’ to predict ‘unprecedented events’. Governor Philip Lowe last year promised no rate rises until 2024.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Study: Majority of Americans Living ‘Paycheck-to-Paycheck, ‘ Average Debt at $25k

The majority of Americans are living paycheck-to-paycheck, a new study finds, with considerable debt loads driving some of them to gamble in an attempt to earn more money.

The study, commissioned by NY Sports Day, found that “more than half [of Americans] (51%) are living paycheck to paycheck right now,” while 42% of Americans “would not be able to cover an unexpected $1,000 expense.”

The study revealed that “on average, Americans are in the red by about $25,139,” while nearly 10% of U.S. citizens “admitted to trying to get out of debt by playing the lottery.”

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

UK ‘Hours´ From Potential Financial Meltdown After Mini-Budget, Bailey Confirms

The Bank of England Governor said the Bank had to step in ‘quickly´ and ‘decisively´ to mitigate a ‘very real threat to financial stability´.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

What’s Thanksgiving Without a Turkey? US Retailers Are Struggling to Stock Turkeys as Prices Rise 73% Due to Inflation and Avian Flu Kills Millions of Birds

Avian flu has killed 3.6 percent, or roughly 7.3million, of the nation’s turkey population.

Coupled with inflation, the prices of turkeys have skyrocketed 73 percent.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

15-Year-Old Boy Becomes 2nd Arrest in Shooting of Commanders’ Brian Robinson

A second juvenile has been arrested in connection with the shooting of Washington Commanders running back Brian Robinson.

A 15-year-old male, who was 14 at the time of the offense, was arrested Friday and charged with assault with intent to rob while armed, according to a release from the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

On Wednesday, a 17-year-old, who was 16 at the time, was arrested and charged with the same offense.

Though the release does not mention Robinson as the victim, Alicia Abelson of WTOP confirmed it was from the same case in the Aug. 28 attack. Robinson was shot twice in the leg and was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Angry Dem Protester Bit Republican at Rally for Michigan Gov Candidate Tudor Dixon: Report

Politics bites.

A Michigan GOP county chairwoman has accused a rowdy Democratic protester of chomping her on the arm at a rally for Republican gubernatorial candidate Tudor Dixon — the latest act of mayhem as the midterm elections approach.

“I’ve never been bit by an adult in my life, or anyone over 5,” Wayne County Republican Party chairwoman Cheryl Costantino told Detroit’s WXYZ News on Thursday, showing off bruising and teeth marks on her upper left arm.

“I couldn’t even raise my arm, like, it was even uncomfortable just to drive,” Costantino said.

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

Bank Robberies Surge in the Big Apple, Up 42% in 2022

Big Apple bank robberies have shot up 42% this year, with one midtown TD Bank hit an eye-popping four times.

There have been 135 bank heists through Oct. 23 compared to 95 during the same period in 2021, according to the NYPD.

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

Biden Calls Protesters ‘Idiots’ During Speech in Illinois

President Biden referred to a group of protesters as “idiots” while stumping for Democratic candidates in Illinois on Saturday.

The president delivered remarks at rally in Joliet, where he touted Democratic legislation to cap prescription drug prices and issued a scathing attack on Republicans, whom he has repeatedly accused of plotting to put Social Security and Medicare “on the chopping block.”

A group of protesters gathered outside the event, carrying signs that read “Socialism Sucks” and “Vote Pro-Life.” Another sign read, “Where’s Nancy,” words allegedly spoken during the incident where Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband, was attacked with a hammer.

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

Breaking: Twitter’s Content ‘Curation’ Team’ Axed Amid Mass Layoffs

Twitter’s “Curation” team, the group responsible for highlighting event on Twitter, has been fired, employees say.

“Here’s to the past and present Curation Tweeps I’ve had the absolute pleasure of working with for the past 18 months,” said Laura Savvas of Twitter.

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

Breaking: Elon Musk’s $8 a Month Blue Checkmark Plan Goes Live

Twitter’s revamped “verification” system which allows users to attach a blue checkmark through a subscription service of $7.99 a month went live on Saturday.

The new service follows through with a plan owner Elon Musk announced when he took over the company.

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

Coroner: 4 Dead, Including Gunman, in Pennsylvania Shooting

COGAN STATION, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a shooting in central Pennsylvania has ended in the deaths of four people, including the alleged gunman.

Officials in Lycoming County say a female shooting victim was reported Saturday morning in Jordan Township.

State police say arriving troopers found a man “actively firing with a rifle.”

Police say members fired shots and the scene was secured.

Coroner Charles Kiessling Jr. tells The (Williamsport) Sun-Gazette that a man and two women were killed along with the suspected gunman.

No other details about the shooting or the victims were immediately released.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Elon Musk: Twitter to Add Long-Form Text to Tweets, Creator Monetization

Twitter used to be capped at a 140-character limit for years before its creators doubled the character limit to 280. But it still wasn’t enough — users have, for years, clamoured to be able to post long-form posts on the platform without having to take screenshots of their notes or worse still, linking to third-party sites like Twitlonger.

Musk also announced that the new feature will be followed by creator monetization for “all sorts of content.”

With Elon Musk now in charge of the site, users will have their wishes granted with the addition of one of many new features that the platform’s new owner has in store.

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

Ex-Trump Adviser Steve Bannon Files Notice of Appeal in Contempt of Congress Conviction, Sentence

Steve Bannon, a one-time adviser to former President Donald Trump, filed formal notice in federal court on Friday that he would appeal his conviction and sentence on two counts of contempt of Congress.

Bannon was found guilty in July on two counts of contempt of Congress for failing to provide documents or testimony to a House of Representatives committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 riots at the US Capitol.

In October a federal judge sentenced the 68-year-old political strategist to four months in prison. The judge, who also fined him $6,500, allowed him to defer serving his sentence while he pursued appeals.

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

Florida Officials Charge Woman With Felony Fraud for Voting in Two States During Multiple Elections

A Florida woman was arrested Friday after being charged with felony voter fraud for allegedly voting in two states during the same election cycle.

Cheryl Ann Leslie, 55, of Loxahatchee, Florida, was charged with two counts of felony fraud, according to Palm Beach County jail records.

Leslie, who is registered as a Democrat, voted in both the 2020 federal and state primary elections in Florida and Alaska, according to a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) news release. Leslie’s Alaska votes were submitted by absentee ballot, and her Florida votes were submitted early and in person in Palm Beach County, officials said.

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

Former Twitter Employees Air Their Grievances After Elon Musk’s Mass Firings

On Friday, now-former Twitter employees took to the social media platform to document their firing as new owner Elon Musk clears house.

Layoffs appear to cover a wide range of departments, with those in engineering, human resources, policy, content moderation, and more chiming in about their new unemployed status.

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

Gunshot Fired at Home Where Republican Congressional Candidate’s Children Slept

Authorities are investigating a shooting last month at the home of former Green Beret and Republican candidate for Congress Pat Harrigan’s parents.

According to WBT News, the FBI is now involved in the investigation.

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

Major Beef: Man Stabbed During Argument Inside Ruth’s Chris Steak House in NYC

NEW YORK — A man at a New York City steakhouse was stabbed on Friday by another customer who became annoyed by his argument with an employee, authorities said.

According to the New York Police Department, a 24-year-old man got into an argument at Ruth’s Chris Steak House in Manhattan with the employee at about 10 p.m., WABC-TV reported.

The customer was complaining about the food service at the restaurant when two women sitting near the man approached and began arguing with him, according to WNBC-TV.

At that point, police said one of the women grabbed a steak knife and stabbed the victim in the chest, WPIX-TV reported.

The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was listed in stable condition, according to the television station. The restaurant employee was not injured, according to WABC.

Both women fled the restaurant after the stabbing, WNBC reported.

According to the television station, police are searching for the women allegedly involved in the attack.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Manchin Demands Biden Apologize for ‘Outrageous’ Coal Comments: ‘Time He Learn a Lesson’

Sen. Joe Manchin Saturday demanded President Biden apologize for saying coal plants “all across America” will be shut down, in a scathing statement just days before crucial midterm elections.

“President Biden’s comments are not only outrageous and divorced from reality, they ignore the severe economic pain the American people are feeling because of rising energy costs,” Manchin, D-W.Va., said. “Comments like these are the reason the American people are losing trust in President Biden and instead believes he does not understand the need to have an all in energy policy that would keep our nation totally energy independent and secure.”

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

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Discusses Censorship and the Legacy of Dr. Anthony Fauci

Robert F. Kennedy Jr., of the Kennedy political dynasty, has been criticizing and litigating against the pharmaceutical industry for years.

His efforts to reform the unsafe and corrupt practices of the industry came to a crescendo during COVID when pharmaceutical companies, regulatory agencies, and big tech colluded to censor and coerce people into receiving experiential treatment.

His organization, Children’s Health Defense, has been de-platformed from YouTube, Instagram and Facebook.

His book on Anthony Fauci spent weeks on top of the New York Times best-sellers list and Amazon’s best sellers list despite not getting any mainstream media attention.

Mr. Kennedy sat down with Rebel News to discuss his book, censorship, the demonization of those who question the COVID regime and the retirement of Anthony Fauci.

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

Ted Cruz Calls for Impeachment of Biden’s AG Garland and DHS SEC Mayorkas

During a Friday appearance on Newsmax, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz called for the impeachment of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas and Attorney General Merrick Garland.

When talking about the Biden administration’s open border crisis on Eric Bolling’s The Balance, the senator said “We need real congressional oversight. We need hearings, we need subpoenas. I believe Congress should impeach Alejandro Mayorkas, the secretary of Homeland Security.”

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

‘Twitter Employees Were Selling Verification for Upwards of $15,000’, Elon Musk Agrees to Investigate Allegations of Pay-to-Play

In a thread about Elon Musk’s implementation of an $8 fee for blue checkmarks — a bid by the platform to move away from its currently exclusive dispensation of “verified” status symbols — a prominent crypto account alleged that some Twitter employees extorted users for thousands of dollars for the privilege.

Beyond providing users with a digital status symbol, having a checkmarked Twitter account allows “verified” users to interact almost exclusively with other holders of the privilege through a “verified” response tab and receive and send notifications to other checkmarked users with more ease than regular, un-verified users.

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

Twitter Removes Antisemitic Kanye West Tweet for Violating Twitter Rules

Twitter has removed a tweet by Ye—formerly known as Kanye West—due to it violating the Twitter rules. The tweet, which stated “I’m starting to think anti Semitic means n*gger,” was quickly scrubbed off the site.

Ye, who has been embroiled in accusations of anti-Semitism after several controversial interviews and comments, returned to Twitter after having his account restricted last month after saying he was going to go “death con three” on Jewish people.

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

Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey Apologizes: ‘I Realize Many Are Angry With Me’

Jack Dorsey still loves Twitter — even if the platform’s employees, especially those who were just sacked by new owner Elon Musk, are no longer too fond of him.

“Folks at Twitter past and present are strong and resilient,” Dorsey tweeted Saturday morning, a few hours after The New York Post ran a story about how Twitter staffers, many of whom were fired by Musk Friday, “hate” him.

“They will always find a way no matter how difficult the moment. I realize many are angry with me. I own the responsibility for why everyone is in this situation: I grew the company size too quickly. I apologize for that.”

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

‘Worried’ Biden Laments Musk’s Purchase of Twitter That ‘Spews Lies All Across the World’ — Despite His Own Very Recent History of Bending the Truth and Making Things Up

Joe Biden on Friday night told a fundraiser in Illinois that he was ‘worried’ about Elon Musk taking over Twitter — a platform Biden claims ‘spews lies all across the world’.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Coutts Border Blockade Organizers Request a Jury, Will Return to Court Next Month

Coutts Border blockade organizers Marco Van Huigenbos, Alex Van Herk and George Janzen have requested a jury of peers as they face charges of mischief over $5,000.

The trio appeared in a Lethbridge court on Friday, where the judge granted a Crown attorney’s request for more time to prepare.

Van Huigenbos told True North the day went well, but that “everything takes forever.” The organizers are back in court next month likely for more “administrative” work, he said.

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

Day 17 Emergencies Act Hearings Recap

Former RCMP Officer says Convoy “restored my faith in Canadians”

On Day 17 of the Emergencies Act hearings, Tamara Lich concluded her testimony and former RCMP officer Daniel Bulford testified as a supporter of the Convoy.

Bulford, who resigned from the RCMP in December 2021 after opposing federal vaccine mandates, joined the Freedom Convoy as the key security advisor and later as a police liaison.

“I spoke out publicly against the federal government vaccine mandate,” Bulford said. He told the commission that pandemic restrictions over the last few years had caused problems for him and his family, and that mandates prevented him from flying to see family.

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

Liberals Give CBC Extra $42 Million in Economic Update

Couched in the Liberal government’s 2022 Fall Economic Statement is a pledge to throw even more money at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

Canadian taxpayers will be on the hook for $42 million more in CBC funding for so-called pandemic recovery funds. The funds will be distributed over two years costing $21 million annually.

Taxpayers already contribute $1.2 billion to the CBC each year.

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

‘Modest, Christian Men’ on Criminal Trial for Peaceful Protest in Lethbridge, Alberta

On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, host Ezra Levant spoke to Rebel News reporter Sydney Fizzard about the three peaceful protesters on trial in Lethbridge, Alberta for their involvement in the Coutts blockade.

Alex, Marco and George were truckers who were a part of the peaceful protest against vaccine mandates at the border between Montana and Alberta earlier this year. They now face up to ten years in prison for charges of mischief for their participation.

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

Tamara Lich Testifies

Emergencies Act Inquiry RUNDOWN

Tamara Lich — that’s a name we’ve been hearing a lot in the media for the past eight months, starting back when the Freedom Convoy arrived in Ottawa this past February and until now, when she testified in front of the Public Order Emergency Commission this Thursday and Friday.

Lich is a Métis grandmother from Alberta, currently living in Medicine Hat. She’s a citizen of Canada, a peaceful protester, a leader of the Freedom Convoy protests that demonstrated in the nation’s capital for nearly four weeks. If you want to relive our exclusive, on-the-ground reporting from Ottawa this past winter to see what that protest was really like, have a look for yourself at ConvoyReports.com.

However, for months, Lich has been vilified in the media, by the government, by citizens.

But Lich, due to her draconian bail conditions, hasn’t been able to defend herself or her reputation when faced with this vilification. She spent an incredible amount of time in jail, all because she dared protest Justin Trudeau. For this, she spent 49 days in jail on minor charges.

On Nov. 3-4, Lich was able to speak.

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

Finland PM Sanna Marin is Cleared Following Inquiry Into Video of Her Partying Which Sparked ‘Misconduct’ Claims…

…and a wave of support from female politicians the world over

Finnish Prime Minister Sanna Marin was today cleared of misconduct following an official inquiry after a leaked video showed her partying last August.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Greenpeace Activists Who Stopped Tanker Carrying Russian Diesel From Unloading in UK Are Cleared in Court as Judge Says Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine ‘Could be Described as Terrorism’

The defendants, aged between 27 and 72, claimed they were ‘preventing a crime’ by occupying a jetty at Navigator Terminals in Essex, preventing the vessel from unloading.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

New Hungarian Nationalist Party Challenges Fidesz

Viktor Orban’s coalition, which consists of Fidesz and the Christian Democrats, managed to achieve its own majority again. However, what many have overlooked is that the government is now also being challenged from the right. The new party Mi Hazank — Our Motherland — took a seat in parliament as the third largest party. They regard Fidesz as a party in power that cannot be trusted, and see it as their task to push for an even stronger nationalist policy in the country.

Swedish weekly Nya Tider interviewed Andreas Feymark (AfS), who recently visited the party in Hungary.

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

Pope Francis Condemns ‘Imperialist, Nationalist, And Populist Visions’

ROME — Pope Francis on Friday denounced the “childlike scenario” taking place in Ukraine, where leaders play “with fire, missiles, and bombs.”

“After two terrible world wars, a cold war that for decades kept the world in suspense, catastrophic conflicts taking place in every part of the globe, and in the midst of accusations, threats and condemnations, we continue to find ourselves on the brink of a delicate precipice,” the pontiff told leaders gathered in Bahrain for a “Forum for Dialogue.”

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

Spain: Climate Activists Glue Themselves to Goya Paintings in Madrid’s Prado Museum

Climate activists glued their hands to the frames of two world-famous paintings by Spanish master Francisco de Goya in Madrid’s Prado museum on Saturday, the latest in a string of protests targeting artworks across Europe.

A man and a woman attached themselves to Goya’s “La Maja Vestida” (The Clothed Maja) and his “La Maja Desnuda” (The Naked Maja), and painted “+1.5 C” on the wall between the two works, video footage showed.

Campaign group Futuro Vegetal said its members carried out the protest.

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

UK “Nudge Unit” Recommends Banks Track Carbon Footprint of Transactions, Reward “Sustainable Behaviors”

An influential United Kingdom (UK) based social purpose organization that was blamed for the UK government’s use of “grossly unethical tactics to scare public into Covid compliance” is recommending that banks use the “wealth of data that they hold” to provide “carbon feedback” on transactions and introduce social credit-style rewards and incentives to encourage “sustainable behaviours.”

The measures are being pushed by the Behavioural Insights Team (also known as “The Nudge Unit”) which specializes in using behavioral insights to “nudge” people into changing their behavior.

In a recent blog post, The Nudge Unit revealed that it had partnered with “carbon footprint management” company Cogo to “explore how banks should go about nudging their customers to go green.”

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UK: I Can’t Fix All Your Problems, Says Rishi Sunak Who Confirms He Refused to Step Aside for Boris in Leadership Race — While Jeremy Hunt Eyes Up Council Tax Increase Plans

The Prime Minister has said inflation is the ‘number one enemy’ as he vowed to rebuild trust in the Government following Liz Truss’ ‘sugar-rush during her short stint in No10.

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UK: More Horror in Lawless London as Man, 21, is Stabbed to Death ‘By Three Males Who Then Fled on Foot’: Detectives Launch Murder Investigation

A 21-year-old man has been fatally stabbed and three others are on the run in the latest tragedy on the streets of Lawless London.

Emergency services were called to Bromley Road in Downham about 11.50pm on Friday after the man was set upon.

He was rushed to hospital for treatment but died this afternoon.

Police believe they know the identity of the victim and have informed his family, but are still awaiting formal identification.

Detective Chief Inspector Kelly Allen from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command said her team have launched a murder investigation.

‘We know there were several people in the Bromley Road area who either witnessed this incident or the events leading up to and after this incident,’ she said.

‘I would urge them, along with any road users in the area who may have captured events on dashcam to come forward and speak to police.’

She said initial investigations have led her team to believe he was attacked by up to three men, who ‘then fled the scene on foot’.

‘A young man’s family is grieving following another senseless loss of life to knife violence; please help them get justice and speak to police if you know anything that could help us.’

No arrests have been made, and police are appealing for assistance.

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North Kosovo Serbs Quit State Jobs in Licence Plate Protest

MITROVICA, Kosovo, Nov 5 (Reuters) — Minority Serbs in the north of Kosovo said on Saturday they were quitting their posts in state institutions.

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Caroline Glick: Legal Reform, Now

After an electoral triumph as profound as Tuesday’s win for incoming Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, his Likud Party and the right-religious bloc, you’d think that politicians and voters would be having street parties and celebratory rallies, similar to those of Ehud Barak and his supporters in the aftermath of their victory in 1999.

But the response of both voters and politicians to Tuesday’s blowout, which saw Netanyahu’s bloc of four parties win a commanding 64-seat majority in the 25th Knesset, has been muted. The widespread sentiment is of relief, not jubilation. The overwhelming sense is that we dodged a bullet aimed at the heart of the Zionist project. And that feeling grows stronger as reports emerge of the massive effort outgoing Caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid and his Yesh Atid Party invested in getting out the Arab vote to get the three anti-Zionist, terror-supporting Arab parties over the 3.25% electoral threshold.

What was he thinking? What would have happened had Lapid succeeded?

The outgoing government undermined Israel’s national security, economy, social fabric, international relations and standing worldwide. Assessing the wreckage, Netanyahu and his coalition partners are keen to wrap up their talks as quickly as possible, and have a government sworn in as soon as possible. Hopefully, immediately after President Isaac Herzog presents Netanyahu with the mandate to form the next government by Nov. 16…

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Iran: Protests Death Toll Rises to 304; Tehran Youths Call for More Demos

The anonymous group calling itself Tehran Youths has once again issued a call for protests in different neighborhoods of the capital and other cities.

Stressing that they will remain in the streets “until the overthrow of the Islamic Republic,” the group asked people to surge to streets Sunday afternoon in memory of Nima Nouri, a teenager from Karaj, who was killed by the direct fire of regime forces and the innocent people who were killed by “Khamenei’s shameless executioners” in the southeastern city of Khash November 4.

The mobility of protesters and their distribution in various neighborhoods, however, has now turned into a big problem for the security forces who are seen in some videos aimlessly running around to confront protesters and exhausting themselves even more after long hours of deployment.

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Australian Sniper Dubbed ‘Ninja’ is Killed in Ukraine While Fighting Vladimir Putin’s Forces as His Incredible Last Act of Bravery Against the Russians is Revealed: ‘Our Sadness is Unfathomable’

Trevor Kjeldal, 40, from Brisbane, was reportedly killed in action in the Donbas region of Ukraine this week while fighting against Russian forces.

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Could the End of the Ukraine War be in Sight? US ‘Is Pressuring Volodymyr Zelensky to Drop His Ban on Talks With Putin and Negotiate an End to the Fighting’ Amid Growing Fears of Nuclear War, New Report Claims

US officials have said that the request by the Biden administration is not to push Ukraine to the negotiating table, but ensure Kyiv maintains the support of its international backers.

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Russia Warns Britain Faces ‘Dangerous Consequences’ as Ambassador is Summoned to Moscow Ministry Over False Claims UK Carried Out Gas Pipe Attacks — and She’s Jeered at by Stage-Managed Mob

Russia said it lodged a ‘strong protest’ with British ambassador Deborah Bronnert who was summoned to the foreign ministry today over claims the UK orchestrated two recent attacks.

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Russia’s Ambassador Warns ‘Britain is Too Deep’ Into the Ukraine Conflict and Says Moscow Will Publish ‘Proof’ UK Helped Carry Out Suicide Drone Attack on the Black Sea Fleet…

—adding: ‘It is dangerous… it escalates the situation’

Diplomat Andrei Kelin alleges he has evidence of UK special forces’ participation in a Ukrainian drone attack on Russia’s Black Sea fleet, which he claims to have passed on to his UK counterpart.

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Ukraine War: ‘Indefinite Blackouts’, ‘Only’ Diplomatic Solution Claims, Georgia Economic Boom

1. Ukraine plunged into darkness amid Russian shelling

Power cuts across Ukraine were announced on Saturday, following intense Russian strikes on the country’s energy infrastructure.

Ukraine’s state electricity operator, Ukrenergo, said blackouts would happen in Kyiv and seven other neighbouring regions, Chernihiv, Cherkasy, Zhytomyr, Sumy, Poltava and Kharkiv.

The move comes after Russian forces unleashed a series of crippling attacks on Ukraine, damaging power plants, water supplies and other civilian targets.

Later on Saturday, Ukrenergo said the planned outages for limited periods of time would not be enough and that emergency blackouts, which could last an indefinite amount of time, are needed.

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Ukraine: Russia Issues ‘Warning’ That ‘Britain is Too Deep in This Conflict’

Russia’s ambassador to the United Kingdom has warned that Britain is “too deep” in the Ukraine war, bringing the NATO member “up to the line” of “no return” in terms of a possible conflict with Moscow.

In an interview with Sky News, the Russian ambassador to the Court of St. James’s, as ambassadors to the British royal court are formally known, claimed that evidence that the British military assisted a Ukrainian drone attack on his country’s Black Sea Fleet and was involved in blowing up the Nord Stream gas pipelines to Germany would become public “pretty soon”, and had already been passed to the British government.

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Japan to Keep Stake in Russian Energy Project in Sakhalin

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese consortium has decided to retain its stake in the new Russian operator of the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project.

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Take a Rare Glimpse Inside China’s Zero-COVID Madhouse

The western world has been given a rare, intimate look inside the confines of a Chinese Covid-19 concentration camp, after Financial Times Shanghai correspondent Thomas Hale was ensnared by the President Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid regime.

It’s not that Hale had tested positive. Merely being designated as a “close contact” was enough to sentence him to 10 days of confinement on a secret island camp identified only as “P7.”

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Dentist Hit With 11 More Charges Over Allegedly Spiking the Drinks of Women He Met Online Before Sexually Assaulting Them

Dentist Farzam Mehrabi, 32, has been charged with an additional 11 charges for the alleged spiking and sexual assault of women he met on a dating website, bringing the total number of charges to 37.

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Albanian Drug Kingpins Are Infiltrating Britain’s Streets as Illegal Migrants, Major Leak of Secret Files Reveals

A major leak of secret files has exposed how Albania is in the grip of dangerous criminal gangs feared to be infiltrating Britain as illegal migrants.

Albanian government documents plundered by hackers reveal how police lost track of 17,000 criminals as its justice system became ‘backlogged’ by the scale of illegal activity. Secret talks between the UK and Albania on stamping out organised crime and illegal migration are also revealed in the documents, seen by The Mail on Sunday.

It comes as the Albanian prime minister accused the British Government of discriminating against Albanians to distract from its ‘policy failures’.

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France: Congolese Repeat Rapist With Deportation Order Arrested Again for Sex Assault

A Congolese migrant with a deportation order from France who has been convicted of rape several times since 2000 has again been arrested for sexual assault, just two months after leaving prison.

The 43-year-old Congolese national, named as Pablo T., was arrested on October 25th by police in Rennes after he allegedly attempted to sexually abuse a young woman in the lobby of a building after asking her for a cigarette.

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Migrant ‘Taxi’ Ship Turns to Other EU Countries as Meloni’s Italy Refuses Entry

The NGO migrant “taxi” ship Ocean Viking has called on France, Spain, and Greece — but apparently no African or Middle Eastern countries — to find them a port to drop off over 200 migrants after Italy’s Interior Minister Matteo Piantedosi refused access to Italian ports.

SOS Méditerranée, the French NGO that operates the vessel, have called for help from France, Spain, and Greece to allow the Ocean Viking to dock at a port in one of the three countries and drop off the 234 migrants currently on board.

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Revealed: Interpol’s ‘Most Wanted’ Criminals Are Among the Channel Migrants Landing on Britain’s Beaches, With 80 Arriving in Dover ‘Undetected’ In One Day Last Month

Criminals hunted by Interpol for serious crimes have entered Britain on Channel crossings.

A number of wanted individuals subject to ‘red notices’ have been identified among small boat migrants, the Mail can disclose.

In addition, immigration offenders who have previously been deported have re-entered the UK by boat and ended up at the Home Office’s beleaguered Manston processing centre.

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The Slick TikTok Videos Used by People Smugglers Bringing Albanians Into UK: Glossy Adverts Promote Cut Price Deals, Guarantee ‘100% Safe Passage’ And Top of the Range Inflatable Boats With Life-Jackets

EXCLUSIVE: With an accompanying pulsing soundtrack of Albanian rap, the footage advertises cut price deals of passage into Britain for men, women and even children travelling from France.

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UK: Bride and Groom, 68 and 74, Become Latest Wedding Couple to Have Their Big Day Cancelled as Home Office Block-Books Hotels to House Asylum Seekers

A bride and groom are the latest couple to have their wedding cancelled after a hotel was booked out by the Home Office for asylum seekers.

This comes after a man was forced to change his tattoo in February this year showing the time and date of his wedding after the hotel after it was cancelled due to the hotel being booked up for refugees.

The latest furious bride and groom Chris Wise, 74, and Carole Haragan, 68, are now hitting out at bosses for breaking their contract after they booked a hotel in Ashford, Kent, for August next year after months searching for the perfect wedding venue.

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UK: Riot Police Called as Migrants Armed With ‘Knives and Wood’ Stage ‘Protest’ At London Detention Centre

Around 100 detained migrants staged what appeared to be an attempted armed insurrection at an immigration centre in London in the early hours of Saturday after a power outage.

In what the legacy media has dubbed a “disturbance”, a group of migrants being held at the Harmondsworth migrant detention centre near Heathrow Airport broke out of their rooms and staged a so-called protest in the courtyard with “various weaponry” after a local power outage saw the facility go dark.

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Biological Male Child Sex Offender Took Refuge at UK Women’s Shelter for 71 Days

Katie Dolatowski, a 22-year-old biological male who identifies as transgender who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 2018 at a UK supermarket, stayed at Leeds Women’s Aid, a domestic violence refuge for women and children, in the United Kingdom for 71 days.

According to the Sun, a mother of three said “It’s horrific. As a victim of sexual abuse myself, the whole thing is triggering. I came here with my kids because I thought it was a safe place and to find out there was a pedophile living a few doors away for months is just horrendous.”

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Campus Watch: University Offers “2SLGBTQIA+ Only” Workout Times

The University of Windsor in southern Ontario is offering “2SLGBTQIA+ only” hours in its refurbished multipurpose fitness space.

In a recent social media post, the university wrote: “did you know the refurbished Multipurpose Room has 2SLGBTQIA+ only hours?”

It added that people will be welcomed by an equity, diversity and inclusion supervisor named Fei — who uses “they/them” pronouns.

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Florida Medical Board Outlaws Sex Changes, Puberty Blockers for Transgender-Identifying Minors

The Florida Board of Medicine this week outlawed several medical procedures for minors who claim they are transgender, including puberty blockers and irreversible sex change operations.

The directive, which addresses “standards of practice for the treatment of gender dysphoria in minors,” forbids doctors from performing on minors “sex reassignment surgeries, or any other surgical procedures, that alter primary or secondary sexual characteristics.”

Medical personnel are also forbidden from giving minors “puberty blocking, hormone, and hormone antagonist therapies.”

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Greek Soccer Player Gets 10 Months in Prison for Calling Transgenderism ‘Abomination’: Reports

A prominent Greek soccer player has reportedly received 10 months in prison after sharply criticizing child transgender surgery and suggesting that lawmakers should legalize pedophilia as well.

Vasilis Tsiartas “was sentenced by the Single-Member Misdemeanor Court of Athens to ten months in prison” for the remarks, which occurred in 2017. the Greek Reporter said on Saturday.

In Facebook posts that year, Tsiartas expressed wishes that ““the first sex changes are carried out on the children of those who ratified” a pro-transgender law in the Greek parliament. Tsiartas referred to the law as an “abomination.”

“Legitimize pedophiles, too, to complete the crimes,” he added.

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

  1. Turkeys are being killed after diagnosis of avian flu; they are not dying of avian flu. This is part of the larger planned famines.

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