Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/8/2022

There is too much midterm election news to summarize succinctly here; see the results listed below.

The new Italian government is holding firm in its anti-immigration stance, and enjoys the support of two thirds of the populace for its policies. Meanwhile, an Italian admiral expressed his support for a naval blockade in the Mediterranean to stop illegal migration into Italy.

In other news, Serbia has put its armed forces on alert due to increasing tensions with Kosovo.

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Financial Crisis
» 4.5 Million Cash-Strapped Americans Are Turning to Second Jobs Jobs to Supplement Their Incomes — in a 6 Percent Increase From Last Year
» A Bitter Pill: At Last! Top Bank of England Official Finally Concedes Printing Money — and Lockdown — Fuelled Britain’s Inflation Crisis
» Destructive Ruling Against LBRY “Sets an Extraordinarily Dangerous Precedent” For Cryptocurrency in the US
» Let Them Cancel Disney+: Canadian Finance Minister Issues Bizarre Inflation Advice
» One in Four Americans Can Only Afford to Spend an Average of $100 on Thanksgiving This Year Due to Inflation Hiking Up the Cost of Goods at Grocery Stores
» ‘Some of Our Customers Are Skipping Meals to Pay Bills,’ Says Plum Boss Victor Trokoudes, As Data Shows Britons Slash Food and Entertainment Spending
 
USA
» $2 Billion Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in California
» “Protest, Protest, Protest!” Trump Calls for Action Over ‘Complete Voter Integrity Disaster’ At Polls
» Biden Reversal of Trump Deregulation Cost Taxpayers $309B: Report
» Blakeslee Man Calls Mother ‘Antichrist’, Stabs 20 Times
» Breaking: Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins Re-Election
» Breaking: Greg Abbott Defeats Beto O’Rourke in Texas
» Breaking: Judge Suspends Steve Bannon’s Prison Sentence Pending Appeal
» Breaking: Guam Elects Republican to Congress for First Time in 32 Years
» Breaking: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wins Arkansas Governorship
» Breaking: Preliminary CBS Exit Polls Show Voters Pessimistic About Everything Under Biden
» DeSantis Wins Decisively in Reelection Bid
» DeSantis Halts Biden Election Monitors in Florida Polling Locations
» Ex-Boyfriend Accused of Murdering, Dismembering New York Woman and Stuffing Remains in Suitcase
» FBI Announces “Enhanced” Firearm Background Checks for Young Adults to Start Next Week
» Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Wins Re-Election, Overcoming Second Challenge From Stacey Abrams
» ‘I No More Feel it Than I Can Get Out Behind This Desk and Fly!’ Biden Claims He’s ‘Still Fit for Office’ And Shrugs Off Fears Over Turning Eighty This Month (As He Nearly Falls Off Stage in New York)
» Man Charged With Stabbing, Dismembering Person After Remains Found Separately in South Austin Alleys
» Maricopa County Says it Has Fixed Voting Machine Problem Impacting 20% of Precincts, Reports
» Maura Healey is 1st Lesbian Elected Massachusetts Governor
» Pentagon Distributes ‘Climate Literacy’ Questionnaire to Service Members, Civilian Employees
» Republican Sen. Rand Paul Easily Wins Third Term in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate Race
» Rubio Cruises to Reelection Win, Outperforms Polls
» Student Arrested After Fatal Shooting of Another Student at Ingraham High School
» Trump Says “Big Announcement” Coming on Nov. 15 Amid Expectations of Presidential Bid
» U.S. Judge Suspends Many of New York’s New Gun Restrictions
» Virginia Giuffre Drops Suit Against Alan Dershowitz, Says She ‘May Have Made a Mistake’
 
Canada
» Claim: Canadian Intelligence Warned Trudeau Chinese Communists Were Funding Political Candidates
» Day 19 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings
» Liberal Fertilizer Emission Plan Could Compromise Ability to Grow Food
» My Tour of Vancouver’s Depressing, Horrifying Downtown Eastside
» The City of Edmonton Develops First Ever ‘Carbon Budget’
» UWaterloo to Bring Back Mandatory Masks During Lectures and Exams
 
Europe and the EU
» Exclusive: UK Govt Has Done NO Research on Impact of India Deal on British Jobs
» Facebook Censors Poland’s Patriotic March of Independence in Latest Attack on European Conservatives
» Has the Plug Been Pulled on Hydrogen Cars? Shell Closes UK Hydrogen Filling Stations Due to Lack of Demand With Fewer Than 500 Models on the Road
» Mafia Rule? Murder and Attempted Murder Among Organized Crime and Gangs Up 25% in France
» One of Spain’s Largest Hydro-Power Plants to Halt Operations as Drought Worsens
» Polling Shows Poland’s Left-Wing Opposition Would Defeat Ruling Conservatives in Upcoming Election
» Puma-22: Poland, Hungary, Czechia, And Slovakia Partake in Joint Army Exercise
» Sweden Wins! Country That Refused Lockdown and Kept Schools Open Has Lowest Pandemic Mortality in the World
» The Largest Czech Company Flees From Fiala’s Massive Windfall Tax
» UK: Managed Decline: PM Sunak Scraps Royal Yacht Britannia Replacement
» UK: Roger Hallam — the Vegan Mastermind Behind Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion
 
Balkans
» Another War in Europe? Serbia Puts Armed Forces on Alert as Tension With Kosovo Reach Boiling Point
 
Russia
» Ukraine War: Donetsk ‘Epicentre’ of Fighting, Kherson Latest, ‘Genuine’ Peace Talks Debated
» Ukraine Denies Western Pressure to Soften Stance on Talks With Russia
» Vladimir Putin Could Skip G20 Summit in Indonesia Over Fears Another Foreign Leader Intends to ‘Slap Him in the Face’ Over Ukraine War, Opposition Telegram Channel Claims
» ‘When You Win, Bring it Back to Malibu’: Actor Sean Penn Hands Over His Oscar to Zelensky and Says He Can Keep it ‘Until Ukraine’s Victory’ As He Visits War-Torn Country for the Third Time This Year
» Zelensky Urges International Community to ‘Force Russia Into Real Peace Talks´
 
Far East
» China Will Focus on Preparing for War, Xi Jinping Declares: President Says Nation’s ‘Security is Increasingly Unstable and Uncertain’
 
Australia — Pacific
» ‘Dumping Ground’ Fury as Residents Erupt at ISIS Brides and Their Kids Moving Into Their Suburb: ‘They Turned Their Back on Their Own Country’
» Exclusive: Anthony Mundine Claims Indigenous Australians Are Muslim and Share Identical Beliefs — as Boxer Admits He Turned to Islam Because Christianity Was Too Confusing for Him
» Speed Demon Who Hit 280km/h in His Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Was Fastest Ever Recorded on Stretch of Road Where He Was Pulled Over — as the International Student Reveals Why He Was Going So Quick
 
Latin America
» Bring Him in, John! Awkward Moment John Kerry Shakes Hands With Venezuela’s Ex-President Nicolas Maduro at COP27 Summit in Egypt — Despite US Having $15million Bounty Out on the Narco-Terrorist
 
Immigration
» British Officials Will be Deployed in France to Fight Migrant Crisis After Rishi Sunak Secures Landmark Deal With Emmanuel Macron
» ‘France Doesn’t Need Another Immigration Law, But a Moratorium on Immigration, ‘ Says French-Algerian Author and Former Politician
» France Sliding Toward Barbarity and Chaos
» Germany Records Highest Number of Asylum Applications Since 2016
» Inside Albanian People Smuggling Network Driving Surge in Asylum Seekers
» Italian Admiral Backs Naval Blockade to Stop Illegal Migration
» New Italian Government Remains Adamant in Its Anti-Migration Stance
» Norway: Four ‘Afghans’ Arrested for Gang Rape of Young Mother on Arctic Island
» Spanish Populists Announce Intention for National Referendum on Immigration
» Taking Migrants Across the Slovak Border Was Not Right But it Happended Only Once, Says Czech Interior Minister
» Two-Thirds of Italians Support Government Decree on Migration Row
» UK Has Spent Over $4 Million on Taxi Transport for Migrants
» UK: Couple’s Wedding is Cancelled Because Venue That Sits 300 Miles Away From Channel Will be Used for Asylum Seekers…
 
Culture Wars
» AOC Apologizes for Not Having Pronouns in Instagram Bio
» Humanity is on ‘Highway to Climate Hell, ‘ U.N. Chief Guterres Warns
» Qatari World Cup Official Slammed for Claiming Homosexuality is ‘Damage in the Mind’
» They’re Back!
» U.N. Tells Rich Countries to Pay $2 Trillion a Year for Climate ‘Justice’
 

4.5 Million Cash-Strapped Americans Are Turning to Second Jobs Jobs to Supplement Their Incomes — in a 6 Percent Increase From Last Year

More Americans are turning to second jobs as the holidays approach and inflation rates continue to stay high, making many pinch pennies.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

A Bitter Pill: At Last! Top Bank of England Official Finally Concedes Printing Money — and Lockdown — Fuelled Britain’s Inflation Crisis

Huw Pill, who took the role last year, said gas prices were the largest driver, adding around 4 percentage points to inflation.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Destructive Ruling Against LBRY “Sets an Extraordinarily Dangerous Precedent” For Cryptocurrency in the US

LBRY Inc., the company behind the open-source, decentralized, blockchain-based LBRY network, has lost a case against the United States (US) Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that centered around whether its sale of the LBRY Credits (LBC) cryptocurrency amounted to an unregistered security offering under the Securities Act of 1933.

LBRY CEO Jeremy Kauffman said the loss “establishes a precedent that threatens the entire US cryptocurrency industry.”

The ruling follows a years-long legal battle between LBRY and the SEC which began in May 2018 when the SEC started investigating LBRY. In March 2021, the SEC sued LBRY and alleged that it had “offered and sold millions of dollars’ worth of unregistered securities to investors” when selling LBC.

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

Let Them Cancel Disney+: Canadian Finance Minister Issues Bizarre Inflation Advice

Canadian Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland has called on Canadians to cancel streaming services like Disney+ in order to help ease the burden of inflation, a statement that has been criticised by conservatives.

Freeland, who also serves as Deputy Prime Minister in Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal cabinet, suggested that Canadians save money by cancelling streaming services, noting that she had personally ended her $13.99-a-month subscription.

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

One in Four Americans Can Only Afford to Spend an Average of $100 on Thanksgiving This Year Due to Inflation Hiking Up the Cost of Goods at Grocery Stores

More than 25 percent of Americans say they have less than $100 budgeted for their Thanksgiving shopping.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘Some of Our Customers Are Skipping Meals to Pay Bills,’ Says Plum Boss Victor Trokoudes, As Data Shows Britons Slash Food and Entertainment Spending

An analysis of Plum’s 1.3million customers reveals some of the difficult trade-offs Brits are having to make ahead of what is likely to be a hard winter.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

$2 Billion Winning Powerball Ticket Sold in California

California Lottery announced on Twitter the winning ticket of the $2.04 billion Powerball lottery jackpot was sold in Los Angeles County.

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

“Protest, Protest, Protest!” Trump Calls for Action Over ‘Complete Voter Integrity Disaster’ At Polls

Update (1535ET): Former President Trump has called for protests over voting irregularities across the country.

“The Absentee Ballot situation in Detroit is REALLY BAD. People are showing up to Vote only to be told, “sorry, you have already voted,” Trump wrote on Truth social. “This is happening in large numbers, elsewhere as well. Protest, Protest, Protest!”

Trump also said that “Maricopa County in Arizona looks like a complete Voter Integrity DISASTER,” adding “Likewise Detroit (of course!), Pennsylvania, and other places. Not being covered by the Fake News Media!

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

Biden Reversal of Trump Deregulation Cost Taxpayers $309B: Report

The Biden administration has created a bevy of new federal regulations amid rising inflation that experts believe has made the problem worse and cost the economy at least $309 billion.

The Biden administration has issued 450 new rules as of Nov. 4, which would require roughly 197 million hours in paperwork for American businesses, the American Action Forum estimates, according to the Washington Times.

By contrast, the Obama administration had imposed 647 rules by the same point in his presidency, costing $205 billion for the U.S. economy. AAF estimates that said rules created 87 million hours of paperwork time.

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

Blakeslee Man Calls Mother ‘Antichrist’, Stabs 20 Times

A Blakeslee man has been charged with stabbing his mother around 20 times because of her political views.

According to the affidavit of probable cause filed by Trooper Ronald Ziobro of the state police at Fern Ridge barracks, in the case against Jonathan Sacerdote III:

On Saturday, state police were called to Econo Lodge, Plateau Motel on Route 940 in White Haven. Police talked to Kidder Township officer Mason Moran who was dispatched to the Econo Lodge for a woman screaming that she is going to be killed.

Initial reports were that the victim was stabbed multiple times by her son, Sacerdote, 19.

Moran arrived on scene at 7:30 p.m. and found the woman seated in a chair in the parking lot in front of room No. 6.

She said she was stabbed multiple times by Sacerdote, who ran away but was most likely in unit No. 1.

Moran took Sacerdote into custody. He was wearing red plaid pajama pants and was covered in blood and dirt.

Police found a steak knife covered in blood with a dark-colored handle in the room.

While in custody, Sacerdote told police his mother needed to be dead because of her political views.

Moran then placed Sacerdote into the rear of his patrol vehicle and helped the woman, who said she was stabbed about 20 times by Sacerdote.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Marjorie Taylor Greene Wins Re-Election

Republican Marjorie Taylor Greene has defeated Democratic challenger Marcus Flowers in Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

With 24 percent of votes tallied as of 8:09 pm EST, the Georgia Republican, who easily won her primary in May of this year, is up by over 19 points over her Democratic rival, with Flowers polling at just 40.3 compared to Greene’s 59.7 percent.

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

Breaking: Greg Abbott Defeats Beto O’Rourke in Texas

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has defeated Democrat nominee Beto O-Rourke in the Texas Gubernatorial race.

According to News Nation, the race was called with Abbott at 51.09 percent of the vote.

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

Breaking: Judge Suspends Steve Bannon’s Prison Sentence Pending Appeal

United States District Judge Carl Nichols has ordered a stay of Steve Bannon’s prison sentence, pending appeal. Bannon was sentenced to 120 days for contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena from the January 6 Committee.

The Order Staying Sentence Pending appeal reads that “the Court finds that the Defendant, Stephen K. Bannon, (a) is not likely to flee or pose a danger to the safety fo any other person or the community if released and (b) that his appeal is not taken for the purpose of delay but rather raises substantial question of law that is likely to result in a reversal or an order for a new trial.”

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

Breaking: Guam Elects Republican to Congress for First Time in 32 Years

On Tuesday, residents of Guam took to the polls to cast their votes for the territory’s delegate to Washington, DC.

When votes were counted Wednesday morning, Republican James Moylan came out on top against his Democratic competitor, Judith Won Pat.

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

Breaking: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Wins Arkansas Governorship

Former Trump administration press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders won in her bid for Arkansas Governor, according to Fox News.

Sanders beat the Democrat Chris Jones and is taking over for GOP Governor Asa Hutchinson who was term limited. She won with almost 69 percent of the vote.

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

Breaking: Preliminary CBS Exit Polls Show Voters Pessimistic About Everything Under Biden

A new CBS exit poll found that nearly three/fourths of the country are dissatisfied with its direction.

CBS Correspondent Steven Portnoy posted, “PRELIMINARY CBS NEWS EXIT POLL — NATIONAL: How do you feel about the way things are going in the country? Dissatisfied/angry 73 percent Enthusiastic/satisfied 25 percent.”

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

DeSantis Wins Decisively in Reelection Bid

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis has won reelection against Democratic challenger Charlie Crist.

The Associated Press called the race with an estimated 73% of the vote counted. As of press time, DeSantis held a commanding 15-point lead over Crist with 57.2% of the vote to the Democrat’s 42.2%.

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

DeSantis Halts Biden Election Monitors in Florida Polling Locations

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) has refused to allow federal election monitors from the Justice Department into polling locations.

In a statement earlier this week, the DOJ said it was sending officials to 64 jurisdictions throughout the country — most of which would be in red or purple states.

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

Ex-Boyfriend Accused of Murdering, Dismembering New York Woman and Stuffing Remains in Suitcase

According to authorities, 22-year-old D’Asia Johnson was fatally stabbed nine times by her ex-boyfriend — five times in the torso and four times in the back

Authorities arrested a man accused of killing and dismembering his ex-girlfriend before concealing her remains in suitcases in her Brooklyn, New York, apartment.

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced Monday 24-year-old Justin Williams faces charges of second-degree murder and concealment of a human corpse in connection to the death of 22-year-old D’Asia Johnson.

According to a news release, Johnson was allegedly stabbed nine times by Williams on Aug. 22 — five times in the torso and four times in the back.

Her body was then dismembered and stuffed into two separate suitcases and kept in the apartment, where the suspect also stayed with the remains for a month, according to the release.

Williams allegedly used towels and cleaning products to cover up the smell.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

FBI Announces “Enhanced” Firearm Background Checks for Young Adults to Start Next Week

Submitted by Gun Owners of America.

The FBI, through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) has announced that a mandatory wait period for 18—20-year-old legal adults, as enacted by the gun control known as Cornyn-Murphy or the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, will go into effect November 14, 2022.

Gun Owners of America reported on this issue in October 2022, when the FBI launched their Enhanced Background Checks for 18—20-year-olds in the state of Maine.

Those under the age of 21 will receive an initial delay that could last about two weeks. This delay is supposedly to allow the FBI to contact local law enforcement and check with state databases to enhance the background check system’s effectiveness. This is nothing but a way to make it more difficult for young adults to own firearms. It’s a mandatory wait period that anti-gunners have now added to a background check system that is broken well beyond repair.

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

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp Wins Re-Election, Overcoming Second Challenge From Stacey Abrams

Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has won re-election in a rematch against Democrat Stacey Abram.

The incumbent governor has been favored to win for most of the race, though the odds turned more heavily in his favor in the closing months.

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

‘I No More Feel it Than I Can Get Out Behind This Desk and Fly!’ Biden Claims He’s ‘Still Fit for Office’ And Shrugs Off Fears Over Turning Eighty This Month (As He Nearly Falls Off Stage in New York)

President Joe Biden dodged questions about his 80th birthday and fitness for office Sunday while making final pushes ahead of the midterms.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Man Charged With Stabbing, Dismembering Person After Remains Found Separately in South Austin Alleys

CHICAGO — A man was charged Tuesday in the fatal stabbing and dismemberment of a person whose remains were found over five days in alleys close to the suspect’s home in Austin.

Judson Taylor, 56, was charged with felony counts of first-degree murder, dismembering a human body, concealment of a homicidal death and abuse of a corpse, according to Cook County court records.

Charging documents say Taylor repeatedly stabbed the male victim and then “knowingly dismembered, severed, separated, dissected, or mutilated” the body before hiding the parts. The victim was identified only as Kevin Perry.

City trash collectors initially came across the lower half of a man’s body last Wednesday in the 4900 block of West Washington Boulevard, according to Chicago police and a law enforcement source.

Police later reported that remains were discovered Saturday in a trash can in the 100 block of North Leclaire Avenue, just blocks from where the first discovery was made. A source said part of a torso was pulled from the garbage.

Then a day later, officers found human arms inside a dumpster in the nearby 5000 block of West Washington Boulevard, where Taylor lives.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Maricopa County Says it Has Fixed Voting Machine Problem Impacting 20% of Precincts, Reports

Officials in Arizona’s Maricopa County have reportedly found the problem Tuesday with voting machines that impacted 20% of polling stations.

Technicians have changed the printer settings, which seems to have solved the issue, according to multiple news sources.

The problems were reported earlier in the day and were attributed to tabulators that were not properly reading the ballots.

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

Maura Healey is 1st Lesbian Elected Massachusetts Governor

BOSTON — Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey has been elected governor of Massachusetts, making history as the state’s first woman and first openly gay candidate elected to the office.

Healey defeated Republican Geoff Diehl, a former state representative who had the endorsement of former President Donald Trump. Her election returns the governor’s office to Democrats after eight years of Republican leadership under the popular Gov. Charlie Baker, who opted not to seek reelection.

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

Pentagon Distributes ‘Climate Literacy’ Questionnaire to Service Members, Civilian Employees

The Defense Department is asking active-duty service members and civilian employees about where they receive their climate news and whether they know enough about climate change to do their jobs properly.

The agency sent out its “2022 Climate Literacy Pulse Check” questionnaire to thousands of people, Fox News reported on Tuesday.

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

Republican Sen. Rand Paul Easily Wins Third Term in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate Race

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) won reelection in Kentucky’s U.S. Senate race Tuesday night over Democrat challenger Charles Booker. Paul will be entering his third six-year term in the upper chamber.

The Associated Press called the election at 7:14 p.m. for the incumbent senator.

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

Rubio Cruises to Reelection Win, Outperforms Polls

Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is projected to win his reelection bid, with the results showing him vastly outperforming polls that showed a closer race.

With 78% of the vote in, the Associated Press called the race, with Rubio having 56.4% of the total, compared to Democratic rival Val Demings with 42.6%. He will thus continue into a third term in the Senate having first secured the seat in 2010.

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

Student Arrested After Fatal Shooting of Another Student at Ingraham High School

SEATTLE — A student was shot and killed inside Ingraham High School in North Seattle and another student is in custody, according to Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell.

Police are continuing to investigate as parents are being reunited with students.

Police said they received reports of shots fired at the school at 1819 North 135th Street at 9:55 a.m. on Tuesday. The school went into lockdown to protect students.

Officers entered the school and found one victim with a gunshot wound. That person was taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, where they later died.

Seattle Public Schools assistant superintendent of public affairs Beverly Redmond said the victim was a student.

“We do not believe this was a random act of violence,” Redmond said in a statement released late this morning.

           — Hat tip: MM [Return to headlines]
 

Trump Says “Big Announcement” Coming on Nov. 15 Amid Expectations of Presidential Bid

Authored by Frank Fang via The Epoch Times

Former President Donald Trump teased confirmation of his anticipated 2024 president bid to supporters on Monday, revealing he will make a “big announcement” on Nov. 15.

Trump was in Dayton, Ohio, on Nov. 7, holding a campaign rally for local Republican candidates, particularly J.D. Vance who is seeking the state’s Senate seat. He told supporters that the midterms are a “country-saving election.”

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

U.S. Judge Suspends Many of New York’s New Gun Restrictions

NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters) — A federal judge in New York temporarily suspended many parts of the state’s new gun restrictions on Monday to allow members of a gun-owners’ rights group to continue their lawsuit challenging the new law as unconstitutional.

Judge Glenn Suddaby of the U.S. District Court in Syracuse agreed to issue the order at the request of six New York residents who are members of Gun Owners of America, which competes with the National Rifle Association in political influence.

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

Virginia Giuffre Drops Suit Against Alan Dershowitz, Says She ‘May Have Made a Mistake’

Former Jeffrey Epstein victim Virginia Giuffre has settled her suit with Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz, claiming her sexual abuse accusation against him was a mistake.

Giuffre had accused Dershowitz of being among the men whom Epstein had given her for sexual purposes, which he in turn denied, per Bloomberg.

She further acknowledged that it may have been a case of mistaken identity, saying in a joint statement with Dershowitz that, “I now recognize I may have made a mistake in identifying Mr. Dershowitz.”

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

Claim: Canadian Intelligence Warned Trudeau Chinese Communists Were Funding Political Candidates

A Canadian broadcaster has claimed that Canadian Prime Minister just Trudeau was allegedly informed that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was directly funding at least eleven candidates in the 2019 federal election.

The Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) is said to have informed Prime Minister Trudeau that the CCP has tried to exert influence in Canada’s elections and even placed agents in the offices of elected members of parliament.

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

Day 19 Recap of Emergencies Act Hearings

Trudeau told Ford “no additional legal tools” required to clear protest

On Day 19 of the Emergencies Act hearings, lawyers presented a transcript of a call between Justin Trudeau and Doug Ford that took place five days before the Emergencies Act was invoked in which the prime minister told the Ontario premier that no extra legal tools should be required to clear protesters.

A read out of the February 9 phone call between the two proves that Trudeau never thought that Ontario required additional legal tools to clear protesters from Ottawa and from the Ambassador Bridge in Windsor.

The transcript quotes a frustrated Trudeau telling Ford, “You shouldn’t need more tools — legal tools — they are barricading the (Ontario) economy and doing millions of damage a day.”

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

Liberal Fertilizer Emission Plan Could Compromise Ability to Grow Food

More agriculture experts are warning that the Liberal government’s arbitrary 30% fertilizer emission reduction for farmers could impact Canada’s food security.

During an Oct. 26 meeting of the House of Commons agriculture committee, Director of the Agri-Food Analytics Lab at Dalhousie University warned that the initiative could compromise Canada’s ability to grow food.

Charlebois explained to parliamentarians that “some of the discourse” around the targets was “quite concerning” to his lab and farmers as well.

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

My Tour of Vancouver’s Depressing, Horrifying Downtown Eastside

Could this be what we call hell on earth?

That’s all I could think of as I visited Vancouver’s now infamous Downtown Eastside twice last weekend — the first time on a rainy afternoon and subsequently on the one afternoon during my stay when the sun came out.

Where do I begin?

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

The City of Edmonton Develops First Ever ‘Carbon Budget’

The City of Edmonton has developed its first ever “carbon budget” to measure the energy transition required to become a “climate-resilient city.”

The 2023-2026 Carbon Budget says the city is warming at one of the fastest rates in the world, and that GDP costs increase with each degree of additional warming.

Moving forward, the city says carbon budgeting should guide decision-making and actions by providing additional carbon emissions information.

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

UWaterloo to Bring Back Mandatory Masks During Lectures and Exams

The University of Waterloo made a last minute announcement on Tuesday that beginning the following day, Nov. 9, all students will be required to wear a mask for “indoor activity” such as lectures, labs and exams.

According to the official policy webpage, the mask mandate applies to both undergraduate and graduate students, staff and instructors.

University of Waterloo claims that the policy is informed by “increases in local Covid-19 hospitalizations” and “emerging trends” of the virus in the community.

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

Exclusive: UK Govt Has Done NO Research on Impact of India Deal on British Jobs

The British government’s Department for International Trade (DIT), currently trying to negotiate a trade deal with India, has confirmed it has neither produced nor seen any research on whether such a deal could have a negative impact on British workers.

Breitbart London asked the Department for International Trade, currently led by Kemi Badenoch MP, if it had commissioned any research considering whether free trade with India might result in work currently performed in Britain being outsourced to that country, given its lower wages, looser regulations, and enormous middle class. This request was made under the UK’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), requiring them to provide a substantive response, at least in theory, within 20 working days.

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

Facebook Censors Poland’s Patriotic March of Independence in Latest Attack on European Conservatives

The Warsaw annual march to celebrate its Independence Day on Nov. 11 is being opposed by liberal and leftist activists seeking to ban it. Now, their efforts to block the event are being assisted by social media giant Facebook.

When it comes to conservatives and conservative principles, Facebook often responds with censorship and restrictions on free speech. Many smaller right-leaning journalists have lost their accounts on the social media giant, but censorship efforts have gone all the way up to former U.S. President Donald Trump. In the case of the Warsaw annual March of Independence, Facebook is now taking a number of actions to censor the patriotic march, which usually attracts tens of thousands of participants every year.

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

Has the Plug Been Pulled on Hydrogen Cars? Shell Closes UK Hydrogen Filling Stations Due to Lack of Demand With Fewer Than 500 Models on the Road

The oil giant said the technology had ‘reached its end of life’ and it will now be concentrating on creating hydrogen refuellling sites for larger vehicles rather than passenger cars.

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Mafia Rule? Murder and Attempted Murder Among Organized Crime and Gangs Up 25% in France

The number of murders and attempted murders carried out by existing criminals across France increased by 25 percent in the first half of 2022, compared to the same period last year, leaving local media questioning the extent to which organized crime has a grip on the nation.

In the first six months of the year, 110 murders and attempted murders between criminals were recorded, up from 88 for the same period last year, according to a provisional count from the central management of the judicial police.

Commenting on the concerning rise, the Europe 1 French radio station asked to what extent “does France risk becoming a narco-state, like in the Netherlands where the lives of the prime minister and the Crown Princess are now threatened by the Dutch mafia?”

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One of Spain’s Largest Hydro-Power Plants to Halt Operations as Drought Worsens

A large drop in renewable energy output is forcing Spain to increase natural gas demand to generate electricity at a time Europe is in the worst energy crisis in a generation.

Spain’s hydropower output has been halved this year due to drought, and things could get a lot worse as one of the country’s largest hydropower plants is set to close.

Bloomberg reported the Mequinenza facility in the northeastern region of Aragon would halt hydropower generation in mid-November after water levels were 23% below capacity. It’ll be the first time the hydro plant has closed since it was constructed in 1996.

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Polling Shows Poland’s Left-Wing Opposition Would Defeat Ruling Conservatives in Upcoming Election

If Polish opposition was able to unite, it would score a decisive win against the conservative Law and Justice (PiS) in the upcoming elections, the newest poll by the Economic and Social Research Institute (IBRiS) for the Rzeczpospolita outlet suggests.

PiS still has the lead with 33.7 percent support, a 1 percentage point increase compared to the last study by IBRiS, while Civic Coalition (KO) is in second place with 27.6 percent, a 0.9 percent increase.

The three other liberal opposition parties also would make it into parliament: 10.9 percent of respondents declared that they will vote for Poland 2050 (1.3 percent increase), while the Left is at 10.1 percent (0.8 percent increase), and Polish People’s Party (PSL) is at 5.7 percent (a 0.5 percent decrease).

The Confederation, which opposes both PiS government and liberal opposition, would secure 5 percent, which is a 0.2 percent decrease in support from the last poll.

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Puma-22: Poland, Hungary, Czechia, And Slovakia Partake in Joint Army Exercise

The PUMA 22 exercise in Nowa Deba in the southeast of Poland involved the Visegrad Four states of Poland, Czechia, Slovakia, and Hungary. The exercise, which will conclude on Nov. 9, will also include U.S. and British troops.

A total of 2,000 troops and 300 armored vehicles are taking part in the training for defensive maneuvers, overcoming obstacles on the river San, checking on Call for Fire procedures, and practicing medical evacuation, and integrated fire drills. The exercises will be held both during the day and night. According to the organizers, experiences gleaned from the war in Ukraine will guide the training.

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Sweden Wins! Country That Refused Lockdown and Kept Schools Open Has Lowest Pandemic Mortality in the World

Back in April 2020, Stuff reported on how Sweden had fared during that spring’s coronavirus wave despite bucking the international trend to lock down.

Professor Johan Giesecke, who first recruited Tegnell during his own time as state epidemiologist, used a rare interview last week to argue that the Swedish people would respond better to more sensible measures. He blasted the sort of lockdowns imposed in Britain and Australia and warned a second wave would be inevitable once the measures are eased.

“The Swedish Government decided early in January that the measures we should take against the pandemic should be evidence based. And when you start looking around at the measures being taken by different countries, you find very few of them have a shred of evidence-base,” he said.

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The Largest Czech Company Flees From Fiala’s Massive Windfall Tax

On Friday, the governing coalition in Czechia pushed through a windfall tax (WFT) after months of debate, and already one company says it will move part of its operations aborad to avoid the tax.

The WFT is a very high tax that affects very few companies, specifically 10 — six banks with foreign owners, three energy groups with majority Czech owners, and a petrochemical group with a Polish owner. The ambition is to collect 85 billion korunas (€3.5 billion) from these companies next year as an advance on a tax on extraordinary profits.

The rate is 60 percent of profits exceeding the average profit of 2018 to 2021 by more than 20 percent. The government promises to spend the money collected from this tax exclusively to compensate for higher electricity prices for households and businesses.

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UK: Managed Decline: PM Sunak Scraps Royal Yacht Britannia Replacement

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s government has confirmed plans to replace the Royal Yacht Britannia, decommissioned by Tony Blair in 1997, have been scrapped as part of his return to the ‘managed decline’ policies which have characterised the Conservative Party through most of their time in office since 2010.

The original Royal Yacht Britannia served the Royal Family, chiefly in their public role as ambassadors for what public relations-obsessed politicians refer to as ‘Brand Britain’, for well over 40 years, carrying the late Queen Elizabeth II and other dignitaries on almost 700 foreign visits and close to 300 visits around Britain.

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UK: Roger Hallam — the Vegan Mastermind Behind Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion

Just Stop Oil caused yet more carnage today after protestors took to the M25 motorway that encircles London. The group halted traffic travelling both ways when 24-year-old Louise Harris climbed one of the bridges passing over the road. In a video filmed by herself, the veteran protester broke down in tears as she said: “I’m here because I don’t have a future and you might hate me for doing this, and you are entitled to hate me.

“I wish you would direct all that anger and hatred at our government. They are betraying people like me.

“I am part of the Just Stop Oil coalition demanding an end to all new oil and gas licences in the UK.”

The group has been out in force this year, often blocking main thoroughfares and access points around London and the surrounding region.

Who founded Just Stop Oil?

Roger Hallam is the man behind the group, a 56-year-old from Wales who lives in South London.

Little is known about his personal life. But he has given various interviews to progressive and environmentally inclined platforms and publications.

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Another War in Europe? Serbia Puts Armed Forces on Alert as Tension With Kosovo Reach Boiling Point

The conflict between Serbia and neighboring Kosovo is approaching a boiling point, and there are fears an actual hot conflict could break out between the two countries. Aleksandar Vucic, the Serbian president and commander of the country’s armed forces, has placed the military on alert and canceled all his foreign engagements, and the Serbian government held an emergency meeting to address the crisis.

As Remix News reported last week, tensions between the two countries rose again over efforts by the authorities in Pristina to force the Serb minority to replace license plates dating back to the 1990s, when Kosovo was part of Serbia, with Kosovo-style plates. While it may seem absurd for an actual war to start over license plates, the background to this entails ethnic and territorial disputes between the two nations dating back decades.

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Ukraine War: Donetsk ‘Epicentre’ of Fighting, Kherson Latest, ‘Genuine’ Peace Talks Debated

1. Donetsk still the ‘epicentre’ of fighting in Ukraine war, Kyiv says

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday that the Donetsk region in the east remained the “epicentre” of fighting in the conflict, with hundreds of Russians being killed every day.

“The Donetsk region remains the epicentre of the greatest madness of the occupiers,” Zelenskyy said in his nightly video address.

“They are being killed in their hundreds every day. The ground in front of Ukrainian positions is littered with bodies of the occupiers.”

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Ukraine Denies Western Pressure to Soften Stance on Talks With Russia

KYIV, Nov 8 (Reuters) — Ukraine denied on Tuesday that it was under Western pressure to negotiate with Russia, doubling down on its insistence that talks could be held only if Russia relinquishes all of the territory it has occupied since its invasion in February.

The remarks by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy followed a Washington Post report on Saturday that the United States had encouraged Ukraine to signal willingness for talks. Zelenskiy’s comments also coincided with U.S. midterm elections whose outcome could test Western support for Ukraine.

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Vladimir Putin Could Skip G20 Summit in Indonesia Over Fears Another Foreign Leader Intends to ‘Slap Him in the Face’ Over Ukraine War, Opposition Telegram Channel Claims

A Telegram channel which purports to have sources in the Kremlin claimed that one unnamed G20 attendee aimed ‘to hit Putin in the face with an open palm in a personal meeting’

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‘When You Win, Bring it Back to Malibu’: Actor Sean Penn Hands Over His Oscar to Zelensky and Says He Can Keep it ‘Until Ukraine’s Victory’ As He Visits War-Torn Country for the Third Time This Year

Arriving in Kyiv to see Zelensky, whom he previously referred to as his ‘great friend’, Penn was filmed withdrawing one of his Academy Awards from a bag and placing it on the Ukrainian president’s desk

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Zelensky Urges International Community to ‘Force Russia Into Real Peace Talks´

Volodymyr Zelensky has listed various conditions for the dialogue to begin.

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China Will Focus on Preparing for War, Xi Jinping Declares: President Says Nation’s ‘Security is Increasingly Unstable and Uncertain’

China will focus on preparing for war as the country’s security is ‘increasingly unstable and uncertain’, President Xi Jinping has declared.

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‘Dumping Ground’ Fury as Residents Erupt at ISIS Brides and Their Kids Moving Into Their Suburb: ‘They Turned Their Back on Their Own Country’

Three western Sydney mayors have joined forces to hit back at the federal government’s decision to re-home the wives and children of Islamic State fighters in their electorates.

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Exclusive: Anthony Mundine Claims Indigenous Australians Are Muslim and Share Identical Beliefs — as Boxer Admits He Turned to Islam Because Christianity Was Too Confusing for Him

In a new video interview with the Islamic Museum of Australia, the Aboriginal activist has compared traditional Indigenous beliefs to the core principles of Islam.

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Speed Demon Who Hit 280km/h in His Volkswagen Golf Hatchback Was Fastest Ever Recorded on Stretch of Road Where He Was Pulled Over — as the International Student Reveals Why He Was Going So Quick

The 22-year-old man allegedly clocked 280km/h in a 110km zone in his blue Volkswagen golf before he was pulled over by highway patrol officers near Mittagong in the NSW Southern Highlands.

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Bring Him in, John! Awkward Moment John Kerry Shakes Hands With Venezuela’s Ex-President Nicolas Maduro at COP27 Summit in Egypt — Despite US Having $15million Bounty Out on the Narco-Terrorist

John Kerry crossed paths with Nicolas Maduro on Tuesday at the COP27 climate change conference in Egypt, with Maduro approaching Biden’s climate change envoy to shake his hand.

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British Officials Will be Deployed in France to Fight Migrant Crisis After Rishi Sunak Secures Landmark Deal With Emmanuel Macron

British immigration officers will be deployed to tackle the Channel crisis in French territory for the first time as part of a landmark deal, the Daily Mail can reveal.

The crucial agreement will allow UK Border Force officers into French control centres to help combat small-boat departures across the Channel.

The deal will also see the largest-ever sum handed by the UK taxpayer to France — thought to be around £80million — for escalated anti-dinghy patrols.

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‘France Doesn’t Need Another Immigration Law, But a Moratorium on Immigration, ‘ Says French-Algerian Author and Former Politician

The French government’s immigration policy has been failing since the 1980s, and an immigration moratorium is needed, said Malika Sorel-Sutter, an author and academic with Algerian roots who previously served as a French politician, during an interview with Le Firgaro. She says that given the vast majority of the French population consistently supports a halt to immigration, the government’s open borders immigration policy is “surreal,” “unacceptable,” and “incomprehensible.”

“We don’t need laws on immigration, we need laws on non-migration, meaning how to suspend the influx of migrants. This means putting the idea of a moratorium on immigration in place, putting into practice what we experience. Every Frenchman can see that this (immigration) causes us a series of difficulties in every respect, meaning that among the migrants and their descendants, unemployment is twice as high as in the rest of the population,” she said during her interview.

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France Sliding Toward Barbarity and Chaos

October 15. The corpse of a 12-year-old girl hidden in a big plastic box is discovered on a sidewalk in the eastern part of Paris. The victim’s name was Lola. She was the daughter of the caretakers of the building where the murder took place.

Witnesses, fingerprints and images from surveillance cameras quickly lead police to arrest a woman. She confessed but said she had absolutely no remorse. The details she gave, confirmed by the autopsy, are that she gagged Lola with tape, undressed her, tied her to a chair, raped her with objects, partially cut her throat, put the blood in a bottle and drank it, smoked a cigarette, then finished slitting Lola’s throat and beheaded her. The woman stabbed the corpse multiple times before placing it in a plastic box, and took it down to the street.

The woman, a 24-year-old Algerian named Dahbia B., came to France on a student visa but did not leave after it expired in 2018. She had already been arrested by the police this August, ordered to leave France — and then released. She should not have been in France in the first place. Had she been deported, and if the French police and department of justice had done their job, Lola would still be with us.

“The suspect in this barbaric act should not have been on our territory,” said Marine Le Pen, leader of the National Rally Party. “Too many crimes and offenses are committed by illegal immigrants whom we have not been willing or able to send back home.”

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Germany Records Highest Number of Asylum Applications Since 2016

In the past month, there were more applications for asylum in Germany than at any time since 2016, with the surge underlining both Germany and Europe’s inability to control an ongoing migration crisis.

Compared to October of the previous year, there was an 80 percent increase. Most of the applications were submitted by Syrians, Afghans, and Turks.

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Inside Albanian People Smuggling Network Driving Surge in Asylum Seekers

How migrants book cheap B&Bs in Dunkirk to await £4,300 crossing into UK after they are recruited by ‘middle men’ in Albania and handed over to Kurdish gangs in charge of boats

The surge in Albanian migration to the UK is being driven by a ‘very successful’ people smuggling network that sees migrants passed from ‘middle men’ in Albania to Kurdish gangs in France, an investigation has found.

Migrants who have flown to northern France from Albania book cheap B&Bs in Dunkirk while they wait for good conditions to make the crossing, it is claimed.

As they board rubber dinghies, gangsters take photos of them to ensure they pay the £4,300 fee, reported The Times.

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Italian Admiral Backs Naval Blockade to Stop Illegal Migration

An Italian Admiral has expressed his support for forming a naval blockade in the Mediterranean to halt illegal migration as Italy continues to see the largest number of arrivals since 2017.

Rear Admiral Nicola De Felice has released a new book in Italy called Stop the Invasion, in which he advocates for a naval blockade to halt illegal arrivals, a policy also floated by Italy’s Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni earlier this year.

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New Italian Government Remains Adamant in Its Anti-Migration Stance

The new Italian government led by Giorgia Meloni remains determined to deliver on its anti-immigration policy despite continued efforts by NGOs to undermine it.

Following a joint decision by the Italian Ministry of the Interior, the Ministry of Infrastructure, and the Ministry of Defense, 144 migrants were allowed to disembark the German flagged civilian vessel Humanity 1 on Sunday. The Italians have ensured the safety of those in need of medical care, women, and minors, in compliance with their humanitarian obligations.

According to the Italian decree, the civilian ship Humaity 1 was to leave the port of Catania with the remaining adult males on board and head for Germany. However, the captain of the ship decided not to leave the port of Catania, disregarding the order and appealing to the Regional Administrative Court of Lazio.

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Norway: Four ‘Afghans’ Arrested for Gang Rape of Young Mother on Arctic Island

Norwegian authorities have arrested four men with ‘Afghan backgrounds’ for the gang rape of a young mother on a remote Arctic island, according to reports.

The horrifying incident unfolded on October 30 in Sortland, a municipality on the island of Langøya in the Vesterålen archipelago.

The victim, a Norwegian mother in her 20s, told police she had been raped by a group of suspects in or near a bus shelter after nightfall.

Four male suspects were arrested days later.

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Spanish Populists Announce Intention for National Referendum on Immigration

A senior member of the Spanish populist party VOX announced the party will pursue a national referendum on immigration under the Spanish constitution and demanded the country’s Interior Minister resign.

Jorge Buxadé, a vice president of VOX and a member of the European Parliament (MEP), announced over the weekend during a meeting in the Spanish North African exclave of Ceuta that the party would look to initiate a referendum under article 92 of the Spanish constitution on the topic of immigration.

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Taking Migrants Across the Slovak Border Was Not Right But it Happended Only Once, Says Czech Interior Minister

Czech-Slovak relations have soured in recent days due to a dispute over mainly Syrian migrants.

The Czechs recently reintroduced checks on its border with Slovakia due to the latter’s refusal to accept returned migrants, leading Slovak Police’s President Štefan Hamran to accuse the Czech police of trafficking. Czechia’s Interior Minister Vit Rakusan said, however, that it was an isolated incident.

“They pick up migrants and transport them to the border. We even had a case where they brought them over the border, 200 meters, and put illegal migrants on the territory of the Slovak Republic. That is trafficking,” Hamran said on Friday.

It happened once at the beginning of inspections, Minister of the Interior Vit Rakusan said on Monday.

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Two-Thirds of Italians Support Government Decree on Migration Row

Almost two-thirds of Italians agree with their newly elected government’s decree for humanitarian vessels to leave Italian ports after vulnerable migrants have disembarked, leaving healthy adult males on board.

A survey conducted by the market research agency Eumetra for the “Quarta Repubblica” talk show revealed that 63 percent of respondents agreed with the hardline approach by Giorgia Meloni’s administration, while 34 percent disagreed.

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UK Has Spent Over $4 Million on Taxi Transport for Migrants

The UK government has reportedly paid over $4 million dollars to private firms to taxi migrants, a report has claimed.

A UK newspaper has reported that the UK Home Office has given contracts worth over $4 million to private taxi firms for the movement of illegal migrants and asylum seekers.

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UK: Couple’s Wedding is Cancelled Because Venue That Sits 300 Miles Away From Channel Will be Used for Asylum Seekers…

— as ministers target ‘camp sites’ for migrants and councils launch legal bid to stop local hotels being used for arrivals

A couple told of their devastation today after their wedding in a luxury hotel 300 miles from the English Channel was cancelled due to the venue being booked by officials to house asylum seekers.

Simon Pritchard and Lucy Campbell, 28, were just five weeks away from tying the knot at the four-star Hilton Garden Inn in Snowdonia before being informed via Zoom the event had been called off.

Reacting to the news, Ms Campbell said: ‘When we were told the venue was being cancelled, we were both completely gobsmacked. We’d been counting down the days for the wedding to happen. When they told us, we just couldn’t believe it, especially the reason they gave us.’

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AOC Apologizes for Not Having Pronouns in Instagram Bio

New York Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Tuesday apologized to her followers on Instagram for not putting her pronouns in her biography on the social media platform.

Ocasio-Cortez hosted an “Election Day Questions” session on her Instagram when one user, rather than asking a question, commented: “[P]lease add your pronouns to your IG profile, thank you for all you do for ALL.”

“Oh, I’m sorry about that. They used to be on there,” Ocasio-Cortez responded in a video. “I guess they fell off, but I’ll put them on right now.”

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Humanity is on ‘Highway to Climate Hell, ‘ U.N. Chief Guterres Warns

United Nations secretary general António Guterres employed some of his most apocalyptic climate rhetoric to date on Monday, warning participants in the COP27 climate summit of “climate chaos” due to humanity’s “fossil fuel addiction.”

“We are on a highway to climate hell with our foot still on the accelerator,” the Portuguese diplomat insisted during his Cop27 opening speech in the resort town of Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt.

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Qatari World Cup Official Slammed for Claiming Homosexuality is ‘Damage in the Mind’

A key ambassador for the upcoming World Cup tournament in Qatar has been heavily criticized for suggesting that homosexuality is “damage in the mind” and warned homosexuals to respect the host country’s strict laws.

“They have to accept our rules here,” said Khalid Salman, a former Qatar international footballer turned official for the Islamic country, told Germany’s ZDF broadcaster, adding: “(Homosexuality) is haram. You know what haram means?”

When asked why homosexuality was considered haram, or forbidden, in Qatar, Salman responded: “I am not a strict Muslim, but why is it haram? Because it is damage in the mind.”

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They’re Back!

Cop27 — just like the pandemic, it’s another massive transfer of wealth from us to them.

While our real wages diminish, we can’t even afford to buy our own homes, pay our own energy bills.

And our one yearly getaway becomes unaffordable due to carbon taxes and green levies. Imposed by them.

While they continue to enjoy lives of gluttonous, opulent, luxury.

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U.N. Tells Rich Countries to Pay $2 Trillion a Year for Climate ‘Justice’

An annual transfer of funds from rich to poor countries, starting at around $2 trillion by 2030 and rising thereafter, is needed for climate “justice” according to a U.N.-backed report released Tuesday.

China has been specifically excluded from the demand for reparations, which includes taxes for fossil fuel companies on their global “carbon profits,” even as the Communist state’s greenhouse gas emissions now exceed the entire rest of the developed world combined.

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11 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/8/2022

    • Provoked by the American neo-cons. For the purpose of trying to distract the Russians from knocking the Ukraine out of the war.

      As if the Balkans need an excuse to start killing one another again, but we don’t exactly need to be stirring the pot there. Soon enough we will know what it feels like to be German, only with the guilt and the shame of being responsible for the start of wars that result in the deaths of billions.

      • The Russians are actually arming the Serbs sub rosa and it is scaring the children in Brussels. Kosovo belongs to the Serbs so I say let them take it back.
        As for us in the disunited states, wait until the next great depression hits, oh what fun to be had by all, feeling guilty about any foreign wars will be to far down the list of give a damns.

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    No end to Swedish stupidity

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    Carpenter convicted of violating the knife law

    Published 8 November 2022 in Fria Tider

    LAW & JUSTICE.
    A carpenter in Halland has been sentenced to a fine because he had a carpet knife in his car, reports Norra Halland.

    The carpenter was stopped by police in Fjärås last summer and the knife was found in the driver’s door.

    The carpenter himself says that the knife probably came out of his work trousers. He thus admits the facts, even though he denies the crime.

    He says that he was on his way to Kungsbacka to meet a friend and that he sometimes uses his private car in his work. The district court accepts this but considers that the carpenter was “negligent” in keeping the knife in a car in a public place.

    The carpenter is therefore sentenced to a fine of 50 days’ imprisonment of SEK 200 for breach of the knife law. He must also pay SEK 800 to the Crime Victims Fund and will also lose his knife, writes Norra Halland.

  2. If the whole of the Mediterranean will
    not be blocated nothing will stop the illegals to reach Italy or the rest of Europe.
    We will have war in the Balkans…..again.
    I do not know what will 🇬🇷 do because the people will support Serbia, the government?I do not know
    Albania will be against 🇬🇷 who wishes to free North Epirus,which already should be united with 🇬🇷 since 1914,but this did not took place due to politician’s stupidity.They will also support Kossovo which is not supported by 🇬🇷 because of Cyprus division

    The hybrid state which calls itself North Macedonia will be divided among Albania,Serbia,Bulgaria and 🇬🇷 because Bulgaria says that they are Bulgarians and not Macedonians, from their population 300.000 are Greeks and they do not accept them as Macedonians,the rest are Albanians and Serbs.
    It is a multinational small place.
    The Bulgarians wish to have access to the Aegean, the Greeks do believe that since the Aegean is the birthplace of Hellenism,will think that with 3000 island is a Greek lake, and do not accept any change.Turkey wishes to return to the places which were Ottoman once and tries that Greece, Egypt,Cyprus and Israel not finishing the project Eas-Med which will provide Europe with Gas and Oil.
    With all these we will not be bored.

  3. We all must not forget that the illegals are comming not for finding a better life.
    They are coming for spreading their religion,which is not a religion but it is a political system of unspeakable slavery.Our civilization created by ancestors all those thousands of years
    will die.
    Εurope(Ευρωπη)in Greek means the young girl with the big beautiful eyes.
    It is a pity to die under Islam.

    • Ironic that the myth of Europa has her being tricked by Zeus disguised as a white bull into sitting on its back at which point he dives into the ocean and swims to Crete where he proceeds to rape her.

      Now Crete is just one of many islands from which orcs disembark upon after crossing the sea prior to entering Europe for the purpose of rape and conquest.

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