Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/6/2022

While making a music video, Albanian gangster rappers drove a military vehicle fitted with machine guns around a housing estate in East London. Meanwhile, a convicted Albanian murderer has been allowed to stay in the UK while his asylum claim is adjudicated.

In other news, a recent poll showed that 92% of French people are worried about the inflation of energy and food prices as winter sets in.

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Financial Crisis
» Breaking: Twitter Fact Checks Biden Over Gas Price
» Cost-of-Living Worries Mount in France as Biting Cold Sets in
» Meta Reportedly Readying to Fire 1000s This Week
 
USA
» “Great Friend of Mine” — Trump Clears the Air About DeSantis Drama at Miami Rally (Video)
» 4 Confirmed Dead After Lycoming County Shooting
» Antifa in Portland Boast About Voter Fraud Campaign Across City
» Audio: Harvard Lawyer Struggles to Explain Why Asian Applicants Are Given Lower ‘Personal’ Scores
» Blakeslee Man Charged With Stabbing Mother Multiple Times
» Breaking: 9 Shot Outside Bar in Philadelphia
» Breaking: Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips Released From Prison — Here’s the Latest…
» Democrat Poll Worker Ejected After Pressuring Voters to Oppose Pro-Parent School Board Candidates
» Despicable: ‘Anti-Racist’ U of Illinois Prof Labels Herschel Walker ‘Subliterate, ‘ ‘Coonish’
» Exclusive: Ye Suspended From Twitter for Seven Days for Saying N-Word
» Hakeem Jeffries Emerges as Frontrunner in Race to Replace Pelosi
» Jen Psaki Says Censorship Deposition Would be “Burdensome” For Her Family Life and New MSNBC Gig
» Kathy Griffin Suspended From Twitter After Impersonating Elon Musk
» ‘Learn Some Basic Form and Gun Safety’: Gun Owners Mock Tim Ryan’s Visit to Range
» New York City Man Stabbed in the Face While Waiting on Bronx Subway Platform
» Officials: Child in Texas Reportedly Trampled by Loose Cow
» Police Refuse to Release Mugshot of Pelosi Hammer Attack Suspect
» ‘Suspicious White Powder’ Sent to Kari Lake’s Campaign HQ, Prompting Police Response
» ‘This is a Disgrace’: Experts, GOP Reps Call on the Biden Admin to Shut Down a Secret Chinese Police Station in NYC
» Verified Leftist Journalist Impersonates Others on Twitter, Gets Permanently Suspended
» Watch: Kathy Hochul Supporter Chokes Woman Protestor at Campaign Stop
 
Canada
» Canadian Teacher Gets Cancelled for Teaching Truth About Residential School Deaths
» Prosecutorial Misconduct Continues as Peaceful Coutts Protesters Face Ten Years in Prison
 
Europe and the EU
» Albanian Gangster Rappers Drove Military Vehicle Fitted With Heavy Machine Guns Around a British Housing Estate While Filming Music Video
» Conservative Euro MP: No ‘Pandemic Amnesty’ For ‘Freedom Deniers’ And ‘Lockdown Abusers’
» Denmark Charges Islamic State Women for Promoting Terrorism
» Netherlands: Cycling Climate Activists Chased by Police After Blocking Private Jets With Bikes (Includes Video)
» Soros, Rockefeller Org, Biden Admin Fund ‘Opposition Media’ Org Launch in Hungary: Reports
» UK Government Partners With Mobile Carrier O2 on “Big-Data” Project Monitoring Behavior of Millions of People
» UK: Just Stop Oil: High Court Grants Injunction to Prevent M25 Protests
» Unions Sound Alarm Over Growing Violence at Swedish Primary Schools
» Young Population to Represent Only 15% of EU Population by 2050, Eurostat Reveals
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» New Study Delves Into Censorship During COVID Era
 
Middle East
» Iran: Fresh Protests Erupt After Death of Kurdish Student
 
Russia
» Donetsk Judge Who Sentenced Two Britons to Death for Fighting in Ukraine is ‘In Serious Condition in Hospital With Gunshot Wounds Following Assassination Attempt’
» Power Blackouts Across Ukraine as Russian Shelling Pounds Country
» Russian Attacks Leave Kyiv, Other Regions in the Dark; Iran Admits Supplying Drones to Russia: Ukraine Updates
 
Caucasus
» “You Think You Can Run Away?”: The Persecution of Christians, September 2022
 
Far East
» More German Companies Eye China as an Investment Opportunity
 
Australia — Pacific
» Sri Lankan Cricket Star is Dragged Out of His Team’s Hotel in Sydney and Charged With Four Counts of Rape After Allegedly Assaulting Woman He Met on a Dating App
» Vegans Stage Protest Inside Melbourne Supermarket
 
Latin America
» Brazil Continues Rollout of Digital Versions of National ID Card
» Major Bolsonaro Supporters Are Censored on Twitter in Brazil
 
Immigration
» 5.5 Million Illegal Aliens Crossed US Border Since Biden Took Office: Report
» Albanian Criminals in British Jails ‘Cost Taxpayers £57 Million a Year’, Figures Reveal as Secret Files Say Drug Kingpins From the Country Are Infiltrating Britain’s Streets as Illegal Migrants
» Albanian Murderer Allowed to Stay in UK to Continue Asylum Application
» How Italy Deals With Asylum Seekers: Sicilian Authorities Refuse to Let 35 Migrants Off Charity Rescue Ship as Country’s New Far Right Regime Led by Giorgia Meloni Cracks Down on Mediterranean People-Smuggling
» Hungary Has Spent HUF 1.6 Billion on Border Protection Since 2015
» Migrants’ Four-Star ‘Downton’ Hotel: Why Does Britain Have a Migrant Crisis? Perhaps it’s Because Arrivals Are Put Up in ‘Holding Centres’ Like This Lincolnshire Mansion, Writes Michael Powell
» ‘This Abuse of Our System Has to Stop’: Suella Braverman Accuses Many Albanians of Making ‘Spurious’ Claims to be ‘Modern Slaves’ — As Britain is Set to Agree Deal With France to Tackle Illegal Immigration
» UK Govt Contractors ‘Disciplined’ For Trying to Sell Drugs to Migrants
 
Culture Wars
» A Liberation Theologist Offers Salvation to Minority White Supremacists
» Racist Plants? Universities Given Tens of Millions for ‘Embarrassing’ Woke Projects
 

Breaking: Twitter Fact Checks Biden Over Gas Price

Yet again, President Joe Biden has taken credit for lowering gas prices, to which he received a “fact check” from Twitter’s Birdwatch function.

In a Sunday morning tweet, the 79-year-old president said “Right now, the most common price at gas stations across the country is $3.19 per gallon. That’s progress.”

Birdwatch, “a community-based approach to misinformation” that was launched in January 2021, flagged Biden’s post with added context.

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

Cost-of-Living Worries Mount in France as Biting Cold Sets in

At least 92 percent of French people are concerned about the level of rising inflation in France, a survey carried out by the Odoxa group has found.

The results of the survey published in French media showed energy, food and inflation are among the main worries of the French.

Some 75 percent of respondents believe the country’s economic difficulties will be more severe in 2023, said BFM Business news channel. Some 78 percent said they are “less confident,” compared to 22 percent who are “more confident,” it said.

Over a third of respondents believe inflation is above 15 percent, indicating their distrust of the National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) which has recorded inflation of 12.5 percent.

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

Meta Reportedly Readying to Fire 1000s This Week

Just over a week ago, Meta CFO Dave Wehner confidently stated that the not-so-giant tech firm will basically freeze headcount and limit new hiring…

Our pace of hiring slowed in the third quarter, consistent with our previously-stated plans. We added 3,700 net new hires in Q3, down from our Q2 net additions of 5,700 despite Q3 typically being a seasonally stronger hiring period. We expect hiring to slow dramatically going forward and to hold headcount roughly flat next year relative to current levels…

We are making significant changes across the board to operate more efficiently. We are holding some teams flat in terms of headcount, shrinking others and investing headcount growth only in our highest priorities. As a result, we expect headcount at the end of 2023 will be approximately in-line with third quarter 2022 levels.

At the time, we were a little surprised (given the scale of the losses)…

With the shares down 36% since then (and is down over 70% this year), something has apparently changed extremely fast.

The Wall Street Journal reports that, according to people familiar with the matter, Meta is planning to begin large-scale layoffs this week.

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

“Great Friend of Mine” — Trump Clears the Air About DeSantis Drama at Miami Rally (Video)

During his latest rally in Miami, Florida, Trump cleared the air regarding his comments about DeSantis during his rally in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

As the Gateway Pundit reported yesterday, while speaking to a packed out crowd in Pennsylvania, Trump called the Florida governor “Ron DeSanctimonious”.

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

4 Confirmed Dead After Lycoming County Shooting

State troopers have confirmed that four people have died in the Lycoming County shooting that occurred Saturday morning.

“The incident started as a domestic altercation between the suspect, Brian Taylor, and his wife. After he shot his wife, he fled from his home and shot at a passing truck,” police said.

There were three victims who were fatally wounded by the suspect. The victims consisted of Brian Taylor’s wife, Linda Taylor, his sister Andrea Meek and an acquaintance of the suspect, Jerry Zehring.

There were also three vehicles shot during the altercation as well as damage to nearby residences. No injuries were reported from passing vehicles.

Brian Taylor had succumbed to his injuries sustained during the standoff with Pennsylvania State Police.

No troopers were injured doing this incident.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Antifa in Portland Boast About Voter Fraud Campaign Across City

An Antifa account in Portland, Ore. regularly involved with planning riots is boasting about committing voter fraud by submitting multiple ballots every day across the city. He is encouraging his comrades to do the same. Oregon has universal mail-in voting.

Polling shows Republican gubernatorial candidate, Christine Drazan, is statistically tied against Democrat Tina Kotek in the deep blue state.

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

Audio: Harvard Lawyer Struggles to Explain Why Asian Applicants Are Given Lower ‘Personal’ Scores

Seth Waxman, an attorney for Harvard College, struggled to explain to the Supreme Court on Monday why Asian American applicants were consistently given lower “personal” scores in admissions criteria than measures of other racial and ethnic groups.

Justice Samuel Alito pressed Waxman on the issue, which is at the core of a discrimination case brought by Students for Fair Admissions against Harvard, alleging that its affirmative action policies discriminate against Asian American applicants. The Harvard case is being heard alongside a similar case, brought by the same plaintiff, against the University of North Carolina.

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

Blakeslee Man Charged With Stabbing Mother Multiple Times

A 19-year-old Blakeslee man is charged with stabbing his mother at a Kidder Township motel Saturday night.

Jonathan Sacerdote was charged after police said he admitted stabbing his 57-year-old mother “multiple times in the head and every single part of her body.”

State police at Fern Ridge were called to the Plateau Motel, located at 995 Route 940 at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Kidder Township Police were called to the scene at 7:10 p.m. when the woman said her son stabbed her. State Police were requested at the scene, The woman was taken to Geisinger Wyoming Valley for treatment. Police did not list her condition.

Sacerdote had left the scene but was located by police and that’s when he admitted stabbing his mother.

He is charged with attempted homicide, aggravated assault, simple assault, harassment and terroristic threats.

He was arraigned Sunday morning by District Judge William J. Kissner. Bail was denied.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: 9 Shot Outside Bar in Philadelphia

Nine people were shot after multiple gunmen opened fire outside a bar in Philadelphia Saturday night.

The shooting occurred in the Kensington neighborhood at approximately 10:45 pm near East Allegheny and Kensington avenues.

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

Breaking: Catherine Engelbrecht and Gregg Phillips Released From Prison — Here’s the Latest…

100 Percent Fed Up reports— On Monday, Federal Judge Kenneth Hoyt held True the Vote founder Catherine Engelbrecht and True the Vote investigator Gregg Phillips in contempt of court over their refusal to identify a confidential informant who helped them obtain information that led to the discovery and, later, evidence that the E. Lansing, MI based election software company Konnech was storing election-related data on servers in China.

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

Democrat Poll Worker Ejected After Pressuring Voters to Oppose Pro-Parent School Board Candidates

A Democrat poll worker in Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis, Indiana, was ejected from their polling site on Saturday after sources reported that she was pressuring citizens to vote for Democrat candidates in a school board race.

Executive Director of the Chalkboard Review Tony Kinnett wrote, “BREAKING: Democrat poll worker in Indianapolis ejected after she was caught pressuring voters AT THE POLLS not to vote for pro-parent school board candidates she called ‘racist’.”

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

Despicable: ‘Anti-Racist’ U of Illinois Prof Labels Herschel Walker ‘Subliterate, ‘ ‘Coonish’

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign professor and “anti-racist” consultant Sundiata Cha-Jua called Georgia Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Herschel Walker “subliterate,” and used the racial slur “coonish” to describe him in an op-ed complaining about black republicans, who he smears as “MAGA Black White supremacists,” arguing that black conservatives are only capable of repeating “‘massa’ Trump’s talking points.”

In an op-ed for the News-Gazette, professor Cha-Jua referred to Walker as “incompetent, subliterate and coonish,” and argued that most black Republicans are “MAGA Black White supremacists.”

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

Exclusive: Ye Suspended From Twitter for Seven Days for Saying N-Word

Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, has received a seven-day suspension from Twitter over his use of the N-word, according to his conversation with Alex Jones.

Ye’s suspension reportedly occurred after he tweeted on Friday, “I’m starting to think anti Semitic means ni**er.”

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

Hakeem Jeffries Emerges as Frontrunner in Race to Replace Pelosi

A secret Sept. 1 meeting may have put Hakeem Jeffries on the map to replace California representative Nancy Pelosi’s role as top House Democrat, Politico reports.

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn of South Carolina and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries of New York, who chairs the House Democratic Caucus, met up at Clyburn’s office during the summer congressional recess, according to the outlet.

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

Jen Psaki Says Censorship Deposition Would be “Burdensome” For Her Family Life and New MSNBC Gig

Jen Psaki, the former White House press secretary, and Department of Justice (DOJ) are fighting a subpoena requiring her to testify in the lawsuit filed by Missouri and Louisiana attorneys general — alleging that the Biden administration colluded with social media platforms to censor certain viewpoints on the pandemic.

The motion to quash the subpoena was filed in a federal court in Virginia. It argues that the deposition would be “extremely burdensome” for Psaki, who is preparing to be the host of a new show on MSNBC.

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

Kathy Griffin Suspended From Twitter After Impersonating Elon Musk

Comedienne Kathy Griffin earned herself a Twitter suspension on Sunday when she impersonated billionaire Elon Musk as a stunt for Democrats.

Changing her profile name while employing Musk’s exact profile picture, Kathy Griffin then asked her thousands of followers to “Vote Blue” in the coming midterm election.

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

‘Learn Some Basic Form and Gun Safety’: Gun Owners Mock Tim Ryan’s Visit to Range

Ohio Democrat candidate for Senate Tim Ryan’s filmed visit to a gun range landed him in the crosshairs of fellow Twitter users after he posted video of the outing to his account Thursday.

The 15-second campaign ad, which garnered more than 500,000 views, shows Ryan firing at targets at close range with one camera angle capturing a shell as it falls to the ground. The video concludes with Ryan declaring, “Not bad for a Democrat.”

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

New York City Man Stabbed in the Face While Waiting on Bronx Subway Platform

Transit crime is up 40.8% so far this year in New York City, according to police data

A 44-year-old man was stabbed in the side of the face while waiting on a subway platform in the Bronx on Sunday morning, the latest violent incident to strike New York City’s transit system.

Jared Johnson, 24, was arrested at the scene and charged with assault and harassment, according to the NYPD.

The victim was in stable condition after being transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the two men knew each other or exchanged words before the stabbing. The attack happened at the Morrison Avenue-Soundview Station in the Bronx shortly after 7:00 a.m.

Crime on New York City’s transit system is up 40.8% this year, according to NYPD data, which is slightly ahead of the 29.6% jump in overall crime throughout the Big Apple.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Officials: Child in Texas Reportedly Trampled by Loose Cow

MARLIN, Texas — A child in Marlin, Texas, was reportedly trampled by a loose cow Tuesday, officials say.

According to a news release from the Falls County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called out to Marlin, Texas, after reports that a child was trampled by a cow that was loose in the area.

According to KWTX, the deputies were called out to assist in catching the cow.

“Deputies, police, and some citizens made several attempts to get the cow, as it was very aggressive charging towards citizens and law enforcement,” FCSO said in the news release.

The cow was eventually cornered and roped in by cowboys on horseback, according to FCSO. No other injuries were reported.

FCSO said they are investigating the incident along with the Marlin Police Department.

No further information has been released, including an update on the child’s condition, according to KWTX.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Police Refuse to Release Mugshot of Pelosi Hammer Attack Suspect

Authored by Janice Hisel via The Epoch Times

San Francisco authorities are refusing to release the mugshot of David DePape, the suspect arrested in the Oct. 28 hammer attack of Paul Pelosi, husband of U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California).

City police as well as the county sheriff’s office both denied The Epoch Times’ emailed requests for the mugshot of DePape, 42.

An initial request was sent to the San Francisco County Sheriff’s Office, which operates the jail where DePape is being held. An officer replied: “We do not own the rights to mugshots;” San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) does.

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

‘Suspicious White Powder’ Sent to Kari Lake’s Campaign HQ, Prompting Police Response

Republican Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s campaign headquarters received white powder inside an envelope, according to Phoenix police and her campaign, with law enforcement responding Sunday.

First responders were called to a Phoenix office building where Lake’s campaign headquarters was located early Sunday morning due to “suspicious items,” Phoenix police told multiple outlets. Fire authorities said the items were envelopes, and a Lake campaign spokesperson claimed a staffer found “suspicious white powder” inside one when they opened it.

The spokesperson said the staff member who opened the envelope “is currently under medical supervision,” Fox 10 reported.

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

‘This is a Disgrace’: Experts, GOP Reps Call on the Biden Admin to Shut Down a Secret Chinese Police Station in NYC

The U.S. government must immediately investigate and shutter the recently discovered overseas Chinese government police station in New York City for potential violation of U.S. laws, several experts told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

In 2022, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) established secret police stations in over 100 cities around the world to conduct intimidation and harassment operations against overseas Chinese, human rights organization Safeguard Defenders revealed in a September report. While other countries have announced probes into the alleged police stations, the location within American Changle Association — a Chinatown community organization in New York City — continues to operate outside legal boundaries and should be shut down, experts told the DCNF.

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

Verified Leftist Journalist Impersonates Others on Twitter, Gets Permanently Suspended

A far-left freelance journalist who was impersonating Post Millennial editor-at-large Andy Ngo on Twitter, D Moritz Rabson, has been suspended from the platform for so doing.

In a tweet, new Twitter owner Elon Musk said unequivocally that “Going forward, any Twitter handles engaging in impersonation without clearly specifying ‘parody’ will be permanently suspended.” Moreover, there will be no warning prior to these suspensions for impersonation.

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

Watch: Kathy Hochul Supporter Chokes Woman Protestor at Campaign Stop

A female supporter of New York Republican gubernatorial candidate Lee Zeldin was choked by a man in Gov. Kathy Hochul’s camp at a Saturday campaign rally for the current unelected Democrat governor. The man was not arrested for the assault, according to a local journalist.

Independent journalist Leeroy Johnson was outside of the Stonewall Inn in New York City watching the events of the Hochul rally and counterprotest unfold when he witnessed a man “choking the female Zeldin supporters” after an altercation broke out between the two sides.

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

Canadian Teacher Gets Cancelled for Teaching Truth About Residential School Deaths

Jim McMurtry, son of retired chief justice of Ontario Roy McMurtry and an award-winning educator of nearly 40 years, says his “non-conformist teaching which sometimes combats the political indoctrination of school” has been met with him being suspended twice, his pay docked, and him now facing a recommendation for termination by the Abbotsford School District.

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

Prosecutorial Misconduct Continues as Peaceful Coutts Protesters Face Ten Years in Prison

On Friday’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, Ezra reported from the courthouse in Lethbridge, Alberta, where three peaceful protesters in the Coutts trucker blockade from earlier this year are being prosecuted and facing up to 10 years in prison.

“I can only describe him as a man with a vendetta,” Ezra said of Crown prosecutor Steven Johnston. “There was no violence, there were no weapons… this same prosecutor recently asked a judge for a 4.5 year sentence for a man convicted of a brutal rape.”

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

Albanian Gangster Rappers Drove Military Vehicle Fitted With Heavy Machine Guns Around a British Housing Estate While Filming Music Video

In an online video viewed more than 17 million times, fearsome masked men cruised around the Gascoigne Estate in Barking, East London, in an armoured fighting vehicle.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Conservative Euro MP: No ‘Pandemic Amnesty’ For ‘Freedom Deniers’ And ‘Lockdown Abusers’

There must be no so-called “pandemic amnesty” in the wake of draconian lockdowns across the EU, a representative within the bloc’s parliament has said.

Cristian Tehres, a politician within the European Parliament, has rejected calls for a so-called “pandemic amnesty” to be implemented in the wake of COVID-19, saying that “lockdown abusers” and “freedom deniers” must face justice instead.

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

Denmark Charges Islamic State Women for Promoting Terrorism

Danish prosecutors have charged three women, all in their thirties, for promoting terrorism after travelling to Syria where they joined the Islamic State and married members of the jihadist terror organisation.

The three women, aged 33,35, and 38, have been charged by Danish prosecutors after being in custody since arriving back in Denmark in October 2021 after they were repatriated from the al-Hol prison camp in northern Syria along with their 14 children.

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

Netherlands: Cycling Climate Activists Chased by Police After Blocking Private Jets With Bikes (Includes Video)

Amsterdam Airport resembled a scene from the Benny Hill Show yesterday, as dozens of two-wheeled climate activists cycled across the airport grounds, while being chased by running Dutch police officers.

At around 1pm yesterday afternoon, roughly 500 protesters from Greenpeace and Extinction Rebellion broke into the eastern section of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Netherlands’ main international airport, in a bid to prevent private jets from taking off, NOS.nl reports.

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

Soros, Rockefeller Org, Biden Admin Fund ‘Opposition Media’ Org Launch in Hungary: Reports

The Open Society Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and Biden administration are funding an “opposition media” organisation setting up an office in Hungary, reports have claimed.

Internews, an organisation that aims to support “independent media” in various countries, is said to be setting up a branch in Hungary using funding granted to it by the Biden administration.

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

UK Government Partners With Mobile Carrier O2 on “Big-Data” Project Monitoring Behavior of Millions of People

In the UK, the National Security Center, aka “SitCen,” a government body, has entered into a contract with Spanish telecommunications corporation Telefonica, with the goal of using mobile data to gain “insights” into a fairly broad range of behaviors of people. And that’s millions of people. A third of the UK’s population, in fact — if the telecom is to be believed.

The agreement refers to allowing the big data-hungry SitCen access to information on Telefonica’s O2 Motion Data & Insights service in the UK — and is set to last six months.

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

UK: Just Stop Oil: High Court Grants Injunction to Prevent M25 Protests

A High Court injunction has been granted to prevent Just Stop Oil protesters disrupting the M25.

It means anyone fixing themselves to any object or structure on the motorway — and anyone assisting — can be held in contempt of court.

Those in breach could face imprisonment, an unlimited fine and seizure of assets.

Transport Secretary Mark Harper said the injunction would tackle a “reckless minority of protesters”.

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

Unions Sound Alarm Over Growing Violence at Swedish Primary Schools

Three unions in Sweden are sounding the alarm over levels of violence and threats in Swedish primary schools in the city of Kungälv, claiming teachers and other staff have even been threatened with murder.

The unions claim increasing violence and threats to staff in primary schools that teach preschool to grade six, known as F-6 schools, in the city. They say little has been done to address the situation for teachers and staff.

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

Young Population to Represent Only 15% of EU Population by 2050, Eurostat Reveals

Young people are expected to account for 14.9 per cent of the EU population by 2050, Eurostat’s population projections ‘EUROPOP2019’, have revealed.

According to a press release by Eurostat, young people, aged between 15 and 29 years, made up 16.3 per cent of the EU’s total population in 2021, with this category representing one quarter or 26.7 per cent of the total population in the Danish capital region of Byen Kobenhavn, SchengenVisaInfo.com reports.

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

New Study Delves Into Censorship During COVID Era

A new scientific study published in the sociological journal Minerva details how medical professionals with views contradicting the mainstream narrative on COVID-19 were censored and suppressed. The study, titled “Censorship and Suppression of Covid-19 Heterodoxy,” also covers how medical professionals pushed back against censorship.

The study was co-authored by a group of scholars from Australia and Israel, and the Yaffa Shir-Raz of the University of Haifa, who leaked a video of an internal meeting at the ministry of health in Israel about how some findings on the relatively rare adverse effects of the Pfizer vaccine were hidden.

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

Iran: Fresh Protests Erupt After Death of Kurdish Student

Fresh demonstrations occurred in the northwestern Iranian city of Marivan on Sunday, following the death of Kurdish student Nasrin Ghaderi.

The latest flare of protests comes as anti-government demonstrations in Iran continued for a seventh week in one of the biggest shows of dissent in years.

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

Donetsk Judge Who Sentenced Two Britons to Death for Fighting in Ukraine is ‘In Serious Condition in Hospital With Gunshot Wounds Following Assassination Attempt’

Alexander Nikulin is ‘fighting for his life’ after being hit by a bullet in Vuhlehirsk, in the Russian-controlled region of Donetsk in Ukraine last night.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Power Blackouts Across Ukraine as Russian Shelling Pounds Country

The move comes as Russian forces continue to target Ukrainian cities and villages with missiles and drones, inflicting damage on power plants.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Russian Attacks Leave Kyiv, Other Regions in the Dark; Iran Admits Supplying Drones to Russia: Ukraine Updates

While the heavy fighting in Ukraine is concentrated in the east and south, the capital of Kyiv in the northcentral region and its surrounding areas are subjected to a different kind of assault — one relying on suffering and disruption as weapons.

Under duress because of Russian attacks that have destroyed 40% of the country’s energy infrastructure, Ukraine’s electricity operator has announced rolling blackouts for Kyiv and six other nearby regions, including Kharkiv. Unscheduled emergency outages are expected as well.

“We are doing everything to avoid this,” Mayor Vitali Klitschko told state media. “But let’s be frank, our enemies are doing everything for the city to be without heat, without electricity, without water supply, in general, so we all die. And the future of the country and the future of each of us depends on how prepared we are for different situations.”

Power outages caused by Russia’s drone and missile attacks have affected 16 provinces and forced Kyiv officials to contemplate conducting mass evacuations. They plan to establish about 1,000 heating shelters but noted that may not be enough for the city’s 3 million people. Kyiv’s average temperatures in the winter range from the low 20s to the low 30s.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said Sunday in his nightly video address that about 4.5 million people had lost power, telling the nation: “We must get through this winter and be even stronger in the spring than now.”

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

“You Think You Can Run Away?”: The Persecution of Christians, September 2022

The following are among the abuses Muslims inflicted on Christians throughout the month of September 2022:

The Muslim Slaughter of Christians

Azerbaijan/Armenia: On Sept. 13, Azerbaijan launched drones, artillery, and mortars on several Armenian villages; the bombardment continued for two days. More than 100 Armenian soldiers were killed. Although widely seen as a territorial dispute between (Christian) Armenia and (Muslim) Azerbaijan, jihadist hate has long fueled the conflict. During this most recent assault, for instance, in the words of an Armenian military official, the Azerbaijanis:

“committed atrocities in our combat positions against our servicemen, including women soldiers. I cannot find words to describe how they dismembered a female soldier, cut off her legs, fingers and stripped her naked. This is unheard of cruelty.”

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

More German Companies Eye China as an Investment Opportunity

Only recently did the Ludwigshafen-based chemical giant BASF make headlines by announcing that it would be reducing its involvement in the European company locations and relocating to China because of the unaffordable energy costs. At the Ludwigshafen site, jobs would be cut in a “socially responsible” manner on an as yet unknown scale.

But BASF is just the beginning. Other listed companies from the leading German index (DAX) could soon follow. The carmaker VW, Nivea manufacturer Beiersdorf and the industrial giant Siemens are also ramping up their investments in China because production in Germany is becoming less and less profitable.

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Sri Lankan Cricket Star is Dragged Out of His Team’s Hotel in Sydney and Charged With Four Counts of Rape After Allegedly Assaulting Woman He Met on a Dating App

Danushka Gunathilaka was escorted by police from the Sri Lankan team hotel on Sussex Street, in Sydney, before 1am on Sunday.

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Vegans Stage Protest Inside Melbourne Supermarket

Vegan animal rights activists disrupted shoppers at a city supermarket at the weekend to protest the treatment of pigs.

The protestors sat in the meat aisle at Coles on Spencer Street displaying placards and waving their hands painted in mock blood.

The strict vegetarians claimed Coles was selling pig products where pigs had been confined to cages.

They said Victorian pigs were being locked in small stalls, despite the pork industry committing to a phase-out of the practice back in 2017.

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Brazil Continues Rollout of Digital Versions of National ID Card

Some states in Brazil have started issuing the country’s new digital ID, a digital version of the Carteira de Identidade Nacional. A full rollout is expected by March, according to a local news outlet.

The new digital ID came into effect in August and rollout has started in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Distrito Federal, Alagoas, Paraiba, Goias, and Para.

To get the digital ID, citizens will require a dedicated smartphone app that requires facial biometrics for verification. The digital ID was developed to control citizens’ access to services.

Activists call on social media platforms to increase the removal of “misinformation” as midterms approach

Activists call on social media platforms to increase the removal of “misinformation” as midterms approach

Over 60 activist groups sent letters to the CEOs of YouTube, Twitter, Meta, and TikTok demanding the censorship of election dis— and misinformation ahead of the midterms. The groups include Global Justice Center, National Organization of Women, and GLAAD.

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Major Bolsonaro Supporters Are Censored on Twitter in Brazil

Nikolas Ferreira, who was elected to the Chamber of Deputies in Minas Gerais, Brazil, has had his Twitter account withheld. Ferreira is an avid supporter of former President Jair Bolsonaro, who was defeated by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva in the election that concluded late last month.

When an account is “withheld” it is often not banned from the platform but blocked in select countries; in this case, Brazil, and from a legal order by the Minister of the Supreme Federal Court (STF) and president of the Superior Electoral Court (TSE), Alexandre de Moraes.

Ferreira broke the record of an elected parliamentarian with the most votes in Minas Gerais in history, with 1.5 million votes. The 26-year-old federal deputy shared the suspension notice on Instagram. Twitter claimed that he was suspended because of a complaint by the TSE.

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5.5 Million Illegal Aliens Crossed US Border Since Biden Took Office: Report

Authored by Tom Ozimek and Steve Lance via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours),

The total number of people who have entered the United States illegally since President Joe Biden took office has climbed to 5.5 million, according to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR).

Dan Stein, president of FAIR, shared the stark number during a recent interview on NTD’s “Capitol Report” program, which followed a recent announcement by the Biden administration that nearly 2.8 million illegal border crossers were stopped in the fiscal year ended in September, a record high.

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Albanian Criminals in British Jails ‘Cost Taxpayers £57 Million a Year’, Figures Reveal as Secret Files Say Drug Kingpins From the Country Are Infiltrating Britain’s Streets as Illegal Migrants

Albanian criminals in British jails cost taxpayers £57 million a year, figures reveal, as secret files say drug kingpins from the country are infiltrating Britain’s streets as illegal migrants.

The official report found that there are 1,336 Albanians in jail in England and Wales.

According to the Ministry of Justice, the average cost of jailing a prisoner is £42,670 a year.

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Albanian Murderer Allowed to Stay in UK to Continue Asylum Application

A convicted Albanian murderer who arrived illegally by boat in Britain has been granted permission by a local immigration court to pursue an asylum claim.

Mariglen Shoshari, a 31-year-old convicted murderer from Albania who arrived in Britain after crossing the English Channel illegally, will be allowed to try to claim asylum in the United Kingdom, despite Albania being considered a safe country by the British government.

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How Italy Deals With Asylum Seekers: Sicilian Authorities Refuse to Let 35 Migrants Off Charity Rescue Ship as Country’s New Far Right Regime Led by Giorgia Meloni Cracks Down on Mediterranean People-Smuggling

Italian authorities have refused to let 35 migrants disembark a charity rescue ship at Sicily, as the new far-right-led government attempts to cracks down on people-smuggling from the Mediterranean.

Giorgia Meloni’s new government is allowing only those identified as vulnerable to disembark from four ships docked in the port of Catania.

The Humanity 1 has been ordered to vacate the port after disembarking 144 rescued migrants — which included women with children, more than 100 unaccompanied minors and people with medical emergencies.

The captain refused to leave the port ‘until all survivors rescued from distress at sea have been disembarked,’ said SOS Humanity, the German charity that operates the ship. The vessel remained moored at the port.

Later today, a second charity ship arrived in Catania, and the vetting process was expected to be repeated with the 572 migrants aboard the Geo Barents ship, operated by Doctors Without Borders.

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Hungary Has Spent HUF 1.6 Billion on Border Protection Since 2015

Hungary has spent almost 600 billion forints or €?1.6 billion on protecting its southern border since 2015, and the European Union provided only two per cent of the total amount, including for the increase of the number of border guards.

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Migrants’ Four-Star ‘Downton’ Hotel: Why Does Britain Have a Migrant Crisis? Perhaps it’s Because Arrivals Are Put Up in ‘Holding Centres’ Like This Lincolnshire Mansion, Writes Michael Powell

There will be no wedding parties at Stoke Rochford Hall any time soon. It is one of several country mansions and luxury hotels being used to house asylum-seekers by the Home Office.

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‘This Abuse of Our System Has to Stop’: Suella Braverman Accuses Many Albanians of Making ‘Spurious’ Claims to be ‘Modern Slaves’ — As Britain is Set to Agree Deal With France to Tackle Illegal Immigration

Rishi Sunak has asked his Home Secretary to sign the biggest ever deal with the French to tackle illegal migrants on the coast.

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UK Govt Contractors ‘Disciplined’ For Trying to Sell Drugs to Migrants

A group of contractors employed by the Home Office have been disciplined for attempting to deal drugs to migrants at a migrant centre in Kent.

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A Liberation Theologist Offers Salvation to Minority White Supremacists

by Daniel Greenfield

Miguel De La Torre, a former president of the Society of Christian Ethics, showed up at a small Catholic university, telling students that minorities can be white, but that they can also be saved.

“Those of us who are colored, some of us can also be white,” the professor of Latinx Studies at the Iliff School of Theology assured all races suffering from whiteness. “But the good news is there is salvation.”

The lecture by De La Torre, who is also an ordained minister, claimed that minorities “with colonized minds seek to assimilate to a Euroamerican version of Christianity” and proposed a post-colonial alternative based “on the revolutionary activities of the Young Lords”.

Students at Carlow University, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, could look forward to abandoning “EuroAmerican Christianity” for the much more authentic theology of a racist Puerto Rican street gang…

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Racist Plants? Universities Given Tens of Millions for ‘Embarrassing’ Woke Projects

Tens of millions of pounds earmarked for universities in Britain have reportedly been spent on far-left projects including examining the allegedly racist history of a collection of dried plants and increasing LGBTQ+ “representation” in Medieval History, a report has claimed.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), a non-departmental government body which is responsible for distributing £8 billion in taxpayer money annually to universities, has been accused of spending £27 million on “embarrassing” woke projects by leftist academics.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/6/2022

  1. First, I will thank the Gods of Information and Progress, who allow me to read the press in all the languages that I do not know (I do not know any language).

    I monitor the European press. The opinion of the Norwegians on what is happening in Ukraine is strikingly different, for example, from the opinion of the Swedes.
    They seem to be the only ones who have retained their sanity, judging by this article.

    May the Gods of information and progress help you to read it.

    https://www.document.no/2022/11/06/store-og-stoltenberg-holder-sto-kurs-inn-i-ukjent-terreng/

  2. Quote:
    Albanian gangster rappers drove a military vehicle fitted with machine guns around a housing estate in East London

    (Ok, I think today I have a bad case of sarcasm)

    Can I have one too? I mean a machinegun. I already own a car, but not a gun. And some ammo.
    Why do I want it?
    No, no, I am not a gun nut.
    I need it for ahem, other reasons. You know, personal. You know, the hush-hush stuff.

    Oh, then I can have an APC too. And maybe even a MBT.
    I`ll take two. You know, hush-hush.

    (No, I am not drunk!)

  3. .

    ALDI Supermarket In UK Planning To Sell
    BUGS As Food To Help Poor People Through Winter

    The supermarket is also involved with a TV game show in which insect ‘farmers’ will pitch the bugs as the ‘next big thing’.

    A major supermarket chain in the UK, ALDI (Germany),
    is finalising plans to stock insects on its shelves and
    market them as a cheap food source for people struggling
    to afford to feed their families amid soaring inflation and
    the cost of living crisis.

    The Daily Mail reports that Aldi is considering stocking ‘edible’
    bugs and providing recipe kits for parents to prepare worms and
    crickets for their hungry children.
    Potential products in the range include
    ‘sustainable’ cricket burgers, as well as
    ‘nuggets’ and ‘mince’.
    Yummmmmy. Read More – Major Supermarket In UK Planning To Sell BUGS As Food To Help Poor People Through Winter

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