Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2023

The notorious Islamophobic Danish-Swedish firebrand Rasmus Paludan was granted a permit to hold a Koran-burning demonstration in front of the Turkish embassy in Stockholm today. Mr. Paludan’s action aroused the ire of the Turkish government, and in response a hard-line Islamic party in the Turkish parliament vowed to block Sweden’s attempt to join NATO.

In other news, the number of migrant deaths on the eastern route to Europe from Turkey through the Greek islands increased by almost three times in 2022, as compared with the previous year.

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Financial Crisis
» Electricity Prices Jumped More Than Double That of Inflation Last Year, Consumer Index Shows
» ‘Gas is Up 40 Cents and Eggs Are $9!’ Biden is Mocked Over Tweet Saying He’s More Optimistic About America’s Future Than Ever
 
USA
» ‘A Violent Start to the Year’: Murders Are Already Soaring in These Six Major Cities
» AG: Lawsuit Shows Ties of Big Tech, Federal Agencies to Suppress Speech
» Aruna Miller Took Her Oath on Bhagavad Gita as First Hindu Lt Governor of Maryland. Islamists Opposed
» Authorization of Military Force Against Mexican Cartels Fueling Fentanyl Crisis Gaining Support
» Biden Administration Designates Russia’s Mercenary Wagner Group ‘Transnational Criminal Organization’ And Releases Satellite Images of Trains Delivering Rockets From North Korea
» Breaking: Elon Musk to Offer ‘Zero Ads’ Twitter Option for Paid Subscription
» Concealed Carry Holder Shoots Armed Robber on Chicago Train, Sends Him to Hospital
» E-Bike Battery Blaze in Queens Kills Man and Hospitalizes 10 Others: FDNY
» Eight Students Arrested in Connection With Brawl at Virginia High School
» Elon Musk’s ‘Young & Peak Health’ Cousin Hospitalized With ‘Serious Myocarditis’ After ‘Booster’
» Federal Judge Throws Book at BLM Thug, Sentences Chicago Looter to 69 Months in Prison
» Florida Reveals Objections That Led it to Reject African American Studies Program
» Gunman in Walmart Shooting Told Workers at Nightly Meeting to Line Up Against Wall, Indiana Police Say
» Idaho Wins Lawsuit, Protects Life and Property From Illegal Encampments
» Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain Expected to Step Down
» Justice Department Signals to House Republicans Agency Won’t Share Info on Criminal Investigations
» Kristi Noem Bans Telecommunications Contracts in South Dakota With Six ‘Evil’ Countries
» Liberal Radio Host Raises Alarm, Says Biden Has Dementia: ‘I Saw Him Talking to a Ghost’
» Majority of Americans Want the CDC Investigated Over COVID Vaccine Safety: Poll
» Nancy Pelosi Held Exorcism in San Francisco Home After Paul ‘Hammer Attack’
» New York Times Heralds Biden’s ‘Integrity and Honesty’ But Omits Record of Plagiarism, Fibs
» Ohio School Districts Struggle to Rebut Undercover Video of Staffers Saying They Mislead Parents
» Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants to Ban Banks From Sharing Gun Purchase Data, Violators Would Face Fines
» Police: Wife Shot, Killed Terminally Ill Husband at AdventHealth Daytona Beach
» Protesters Become Violent, Breaking Windows, Setting Atlanta Police Cruiser on Fire
» US Files: Six More Classified Documents Seized at Biden Home
» Vaccine Border Mandate Places US Alongside “Angola and Pakistan”: Advocacy Group
» Voting Firm Gave U.S Election Data to China, Whistleblower Alleges
» Watch: Boston Dynamics’ Creepy Humanoid Robot Learns More Tricks
 
Europe and the EU
» Documentary Comparing Meloni to Mussolini Shown in Italian Schools
» Irish Prime Minister Admits EU Protocol ‘Imposed on Northern Ireland’ Without Consent
» ‘Is it Time to Apologize to the World?’ Moment Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Refuses to Respond to Questions About His $50m Pandemic Salary and Company Profits Tripling
» Large Yachts of the Super-Rich Spared From EU’s New CO2 Tax
» Mild Weather Thus Far Saving Europe From an Energy Crisis
» Peter Hitchens: Sending Ukraine Our Tanks Could Turn Europe Into One Big Radioactive Graveyard
» Protests in Stockholm, Including Koran-Burning, Draw Condemnation From Turkey
» Spain: Thousands Stage Anti-Government Protest in Madrid
» Sweden Grants Permission to Burn the Koran Outside Turkish Embassy — as Erdogan Continues to Block Country’s NATO Bid
» The UK is Now a Nation of Stay-at-Homes: As Mail on Sunday’s Poll Reveals Cost-of-Living Crisis is Forcing People to Cancel Netflix and Cutback on Takeaways
» UK Praised for Sending Challenger 2 Tanks to Ukraine… As Germany Drags Its Heels Over Donating Leopard 2s, With Final Decision Possibly Still Weeks Away
» UK: ‘Mask Has Slipped’: Potential Future PM Keir Starmer Says He Prefers Davos Over Westminster
» UK: Farage-Founded Party Doubles Support in Conservative Strongholds Since Sunak Became PM
» UK: London Knife-Mare: Watch as Hooded Thug Pulls Huge Blade in Mass Brawl at Hackney McDonald’s — as Six People Are Stabbed Across the Capital Over 36 Hours of Bloodshed
» UK: Paedophile Ring Suspected at London’s Met Police Force as Chief Inspector Found Dead
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Palestinian Who Allegedly Tried to Stab Israeli Fatally Shot
 
Russia
» American Navy Seal Who Went AWOL in 2019 is Killed by Russian Forces While Fighting in Eastern Ukraine
» Meta to Allow Ukraine’s Azov Regiment Back on Its Platforms
» Navy Seal Volunteering in Ukraine Killed in Bakhmut
» Putin Urgently Ramps Up Moscow’s Air Defences With Missile Launchers Placed on Roofs in the Capital and Near His Official Residence Amid Growing Fears of a Ukrainian Attack on the Capital
» Russia Claims to Have Captured Village on the Outskirts of Bakhmut as Putin’s Troops Make Tiny Gains During ‘Meat-Grinder’ Campaign in Donbas Region
» US Intelligence Claims Russia Has Suffered a Staggering 188,000 Casualties in Ukraine and Lost More Than 2,000 Tanks Since Putin’s Bloody Invasion Began Less Than a Year Ago
 
South Asia
» India Blocks YouTube Videos and Tweets About BBC Documentary That Criticizes Prime Minister Modi
 
Australia — Pacific
» Anthony Albanese Hosts Tech Billionaire Bill Gates at Kirribilli House to Discuss Climate, Energy and Vaccines in the Pacific: ‘I’Ve Admired Your Work’
» Australians Dying From Fatal Heart Attacks Spiked by 17 Per Cent Last Year — as Experts Offer Reasons for the Frightening Rise
» Chris Hipkins Set to Replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand PM
» Extinction Rebellion ‘Rebels’ Vandalise and Glue Themselves to Santos Building
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Guards ‘Armed to the Teeth’, Electric Fences and High-Tech Cameras: Elon Musk’s Father Reveals the Incredible Measures Billionaire Has Taken to Boost Security Amid Kidnapping Fears: ‘if They Take One of US, It Will be the Quickest $20m Anybody’s Made’
 
Latin America
» Peru Protests: Machu Picchu Closed Indefinitely and Tourists Stranded
 
Immigration
» Border Crisis Keeps Growing as More Than 200,000 Migrants Illegally Crossed in December
» Greek Migrant Route Deaths Surge Threefold in 2022 Over Previous Year
 
Culture Wars
» DeSantis Admin Mandates Training for School Librarians to Vet Pornographic Books
» Exclusive: Oklahoma Sen. Jessica Garvin Files Women’s Bill of Rights
» How Woke Broke Medicine: Public Support for Doctors Has Plunged by Double Digits, Driven by Conservative Ire Over Trans Surgery on Kids, Masks, And Cringeworthy Oaths
» Jesuit Father James Martin Says Gay Marriage is Marriage
» Las Vegas School District Responds to Parents’ Lawsuit Over ‘Pornographic’ Assignment
» Lauren Boebert Introduces Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood
» Trans Woman, 66, Who ‘Terrified’ Girl, 17, With Her Bare Backside at California YMCA Hits Back: Retiree Who’d Just Finished Aqua Aerobics Accuses the Teenager of Lying and Labels Her Critics ‘Neanderthals’
» UK: Gender Changes for 13-Year-Old Children Should be ‘Taken Seriously’, Says Leftist Labour MP
 

Electricity Prices Jumped More Than Double That of Inflation Last Year, Consumer Index Shows

Prices for electricity in the United States soared well above overall inflationary levels last year, putting an added squeeze on consumers already reeling from significantly inflated costs of most consumer goods.

The Consumer Price Index Summary released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics this month showed the 12-month average price of electricity last month jumping a whopping 14.3%, more than double the 6.5% of overall price increases.

Gas prices jumped even higher, showing a 19.3% increase year-over-year. Energy services overall were up more than 15%.

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

‘Gas is Up 40 Cents and Eggs Are $9!’ Biden is Mocked Over Tweet Saying He’s More Optimistic About America’s Future Than Ever

President Joe Biden has been mercilessly mocked online after bragging that he is ‘more optimistic than ever’ about the future of America — despite rising inflation rates.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘A Violent Start to the Year’: Murders Are Already Soaring in These Six Major Cities

Spates of deadly violence impacted several U.S. cities to start 2023, outpacing the same period in 2022, and experts variously called for proper police funding, community trust-building efforts and investment in at-risk youth in response.

Jacksonville, New Orleans, Minneapolis, the Las Vegas area, Washington, D.C. and Nashville all had more homicides or murders to start 2023 than during the same time last year. Experts advocated for reducing violent crime through strategic investments in community resources.

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

AG: Lawsuit Shows Ties of Big Tech, Federal Agencies to Suppress Speech

A “shadowy organization” in the Department of Homeland Security leads the effort to undermine free speech by coercing social media companies, Attorney General Andrew Bailey said Friday in a speech to the Missouri chapter of the Federalist Society.

In his first public speech to a nonpartisan audience since taking office Jan. 3, Bailey talked about what he calls “one of the most important First Amendment suits in a generation.”

Former Attorney General Eric Schmitt filed the civil lawsuit in May alongside Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, alleging the federal government’s collusion with social media companies.

Schmitt and Bailey have published some of the evidence of the case, largely emails from federal officials asking social-media employees to diminish messages that health officials deem misinformation during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

Aruna Miller Took Her Oath on Bhagavad Gita as First Hindu Lt Governor of Maryland. Islamists Opposed

Agni Paul | HENB | Annapolis (Maryland) US | Jan 19, 2023:: In a first, an Indian-American politician Aruna Miller (58) has created history by taking oath as the lieutenant governor of the state of Maryland adjacent to the American capital. Aruna, a former delegate to the Maryland House, is the state’s 10th lieutenant governor from the Democratic Party.

A lieutenant governor is the second highest government post in a state after the governor. Aruna has assumed this new responsibility when the Governor is out of the state or otherwise incapacitated. Born in Andhra Pradesh’ Hyderabad of India, Aruna also mentioned her family in her opening speech. Aruna said that she was seven years old when her family immigrated to America. Aruna’s entire family, new governor Wes Moore and state lawmakers were present at the swearing-in ceremony. Miller, a well acclaimed Transportation Engineer for last 25 yrs expressed her origin in Hindu faith and took the oath on Bhagavad Gita. Maryland Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller swore the oath of office on Wednesday (Jan 18), she placed her hand on a copy of the Bhagavad Gita, a highest esteemed Hindu text — likely any first lieutenant governor to do so in the United state.

“Hinduism is not just a religion, I think it’s more of a culture,” Miller said. “We are seekers of peace and making sure that good things happen in the world and to others as well.”

But, the Ismist forces in the US retaliate to the fact of occupying a highest post by a Hindu lady in the country.

The Indian American Muslim Council (IAMC) opposed Aruna Miller’s oath taking on Bhagavad Gita and described Miller as an agent of Hindutva, Hindu Facism, RSS and BJP as such. IAMC took out a protest rally outside the Maryland House on Wednesday to express Islam’s intolerance to other faiths only to uphold its Jihadi mentality all over the world.

Describing Aruna Miller’s position as Lt Governor of Maryland as ‘dangerous’, IAMC demanded her resignation from the post to remove the ‘fascist encroachment’ in the state authority. IAMC took their twitter handle to oppose Aruna in a series of tweets…

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Authorization of Military Force Against Mexican Cartels Fueling Fentanyl Crisis Gaining Support

A resolution introduced by GOP Reps. Mike Waltz and Dan Crenshaw authorizing military action against Mexican drug cartels fueling the deadly fentanyl epidemic sweeping the U.S. is gaining more cosponsors.

According to the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), “fentanyl and fentanyl-related substances kill approximately 80,000 Americans every year and is the leading cause of death for American men between the ages of 18 and 45.”

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

Biden Administration Designates Russia’s Mercenary Wagner Group ‘Transnational Criminal Organization’ And Releases Satellite Images of Trains Delivering Rockets From North Korea

The White House on Friday announced the U.S. was designating Russia’s Wagner Group as a ‘transnational criminal organization,’ paving the way for fresh sanctions.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Breaking: Elon Musk to Offer ‘Zero Ads’ Twitter Option for Paid Subscription

On Saturday, Twitter CEO Elon Musk revealed that a new subscription level that would allow users to rid their experience of ads was imminent.

“Ads are too frequent on Twitter and too big,” Musk tweeted, noting that the company would be “taking steps to address both in the coming weeks.” The platform currently offers only one subscription level, Twitter Blue.

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

Concealed Carry Holder Shoots Armed Robber on Chicago Train, Sends Him to Hospital

A concealed carry holder shot a would-be-armed robber in Chicago injuring the thug according to Chicago Police. The CPD said a concealed carry holder shot a man who had attempted to rob him on Friday afternoon while riding a CTA Green Line train.

The incident occurred in the 4700 block of West Lake Street around 4:43 p.m. local time. Police say a 33-year-old man pulled out a gun and attempted to rob the 25-year-old male victim.

But the victim had a concealed carry license and pulled out his gun and shot the felon. Police say the two exchanged gunfire but the thug missed while the victim’s aim was true. He shot the robber in the leg.

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

E-Bike Battery Blaze in Queens Kills Man and Hospitalizes 10 Others: FDNY

A man was killed and 10 others were hospitalized when a charging e-bike battery sparked a raging Queens fire that tore through a home near LaGuardia airport, police and fire officials said Saturday.

The blaze is the first fatal fire sparked by the lithium-ion batteries used in e-bikes and electric scooters this year, FDNY officials said. Last year, six people died in fires caused by these batteries.

“How many places have caught on fire because of these things?” stunned neighbor Anette Ruiz asked as she looked over pieces of the burned e-bike scattered on the ground outside the scorched brick-faced home.

           — Hat tip: damion [Return to headlines]
 

Eight Students Arrested in Connection With Brawl at Virginia High School

Officials in Spotsylvania County, Va., said nearly 10 students were arrested in connection with a brawl a high school in which sent was sent to the hospital.

The fight at Riverbend High School, in the city of Fredericksburg, involved teens 14 to 17. Eight of them were taken into police custody.

Video of the chaotic scene circulated on social media, showing students punching one other as teachers struggle to break up the scraps.

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

Elon Musk’s ‘Young & Peak Health’ Cousin Hospitalized With ‘Serious Myocarditis’ After ‘Booster’

Twitter boss Elon Musk has revealed that his cousin, who he describes as “young & in peak health,” has been hospitalized with a “serious case of myocarditis” after receiving a “booster shot.”

Musk broke the news in a series of posts late on Friday evening.

He was commenting on new data that shows large numbers of Americans say they have suffered side effects after receiving Covid jabs.

The data was shared on Twitter by author Scott Adams on Friday.

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

Federal Judge Throws Book at BLM Thug, Sentences Chicago Looter to 69 Months in Prison

A federal judge has thrown the book at a Chicago looter by sentencing him to 69 months in federal prison for illegally possessing a loaded semiautomatic handgun during the violent Black Lives Matter riots and looting in May of 2020.

28-year-old Ricky Green of Chicago was charged with illegally possessing a gun while looting on the night of May 31, 2020.

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

Florida Reveals Objections That Led it to Reject African American Studies Program

Florida this week revealed its list of objections that led it to reject a proposed African American Studies program from inclusion in the state’s curriculum, citing several extremist and far-left teachings promulgated by the course.

State Commissioner of Education Manny Diaz Jr. tweeted on Friday that the course was “filled with Critical Race Theory and other obvious violations of Florida law.” The state under Gov. Ron DeSantis has moved to ban ideological instruction in public schools, including CRT and other left-wing ideologies.

Among the examples Diaz cited include writings in “black queer studies,” “black feminist literary thought” and “intersectionality and activism.”

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

Gunman in Walmart Shooting Told Workers at Nightly Meeting to Line Up Against Wall, Indiana Police Say

A former Walmart employee wounded one of his ex-co-workers Thursday night in a shooting at the Evansville, Indiana, store where he used to work, police said. The 25-year-old man entered a nightly team meeting with a gun and told a group of about a dozen people to line up against a wall, officials announced during a press conference Friday.

The overnight team leader ran from the room when the gunman, identified by police as Ronald Ray Mosley, had his back turned, and she called 911, Evansville Police Chief Billy Bolin told reporters.

The gunman then shot a woman, Bolin said, and then ran from the room.

The team leader saw the gunman leave the break room where the meeting was being held, and she returned to help the wounded woman, Bolin said.

She helped the victim into another room, locked the door, turned off the lights, and they hid, the chief said. The gunman then returned to the break room.

“I have no doubt that he was going back to finish what he started, and we would probably have a dead victim today instead of one that’s alive,” Bolin said.

During Friday’s press conference, officials showed blurred body camera footage of officers confronting the gunman inside the store, and the shootout that resulted in his death.

“There was multiple times that he was actually shooting at officers before they actually were able to shoot him,” police spokeswoman Sgt. Anna Gray told reporters during a briefing Thursday night.

The chief said a suicide note was later found at the gunman’s home.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Idaho Wins Lawsuit, Protects Life and Property From Illegal Encampments

Boise, Idaho — Governor Brad Little was victorious in winning a lawsuit stemming from an encampment on the Capitol Annex, protecting the state’s ability to prevent illegal encampments that harm public property and pose significant health and safety risks.

A judge’s decision earlier this month granted the Governor’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit filed by activists challenging his administration’s actions to remove the encampment on public property.

“We’ve sent a clear message: Idaho does not tolerate illegal public encampments and destruction of public property. Idaho is not Portland, LA, San Francisco, or Seattle where public officials have engaged in failed experiments to permit and encourage unsafe and destructive public camping,” Governor Little said. “Our successful outcome is the result of a deliberate, careful, thoughtful strategy involving complex legal issues while ensuring the state meets is obligation to protect public health and safety.”

Individuals started gathering on the state property located at Jefferson and 6th streets in Boise one year ago in mid-January. Since then, there were a growing number of violations and dangerous conduct requiring increased calls for police service and enforcement action, including multiple instances of:

  • The presence of hypodermic needles
  • Bags containing human feces and urine
  • Soiled clothing
  • Vomit-covered tents
  • Rotting food
  • Abandoned property
  • Violence
  • Drug abuse and distribution
  • Garbage
  • Fire hazards

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

Joe Biden’s Chief of Staff Ron Klain Expected to Step Down

President Joe Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, is expected to leave his role in the coming weeks, US media is reporting.

The departure of the veteran political operative would be a major change in the White House, where Mr Klain manages Mr Biden’s schedule and drives his policy agenda.

The news was first reported by the New York Times, which said that Mr Klain would likely leave after the president’s State of the Union address on 7 February.

An exact timeline is still unclear.

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

Justice Department Signals to House Republicans Agency Won’t Share Info on Criminal Investigations

The Justice Department is signaling to House Republicans that it’s unlikely to comply with their requests for information into criminal investigations, citing longstanding federal policy regarding such inquiries.

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

Kristi Noem Bans Telecommunications Contracts in South Dakota With Six ‘Evil’ Countries

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem banned the state from engaging in telecommunications contracts with six foreign countries she said were “evil.”

The countries listed in Friday’s executive order are China, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Cuba and Venezuela.

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

Liberal Radio Host Raises Alarm, Says Biden Has Dementia: ‘I Saw Him Talking to a Ghost’

Liberal radio host Charlamagne tha God has raised the alarm about Joe Biden’s mental state by warning that he believes the Democrat president has dementia.

Charlamagne tha God made headlines during the run-up to the 2020 election for his infamous interview with Biden.

[Comment: It seems that Biden’s cabinet is quiet lately. Perhaps the removal of Biden via the 25th Amendment is being considered.]

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

Majority of Americans Want the CDC Investigated Over COVID Vaccine Safety: Poll

57 percent of voters want Congress to investigate the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for how the government-run health agency handled the issue of possible health risks from taking the various Covid vaccines according to a new Rasmussen poll.

According to the Rasmussen Reports website, a “national telephone and online survey finds that 57 percent of Likely U.S. Voters believe Congress should investigate how the CDC dealt with issues of COVID-19 vaccine safety.”

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

Nancy Pelosi Held Exorcism in San Francisco Home After Paul ‘Hammer Attack’

Former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tried to get an exorcism for her San Francisco home after 42-year-old David DePape allegedly assaulted Paul Pelosi on October 28 with a hammer.

On Saturday, the New York Times published an interview with former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and her daughter, Alexandra, who said, “I think that weighed really heavy on her soul. I think she felt really guilty. I think that really broke her. Over Thanksgiving, she had priests coming, trying to have an exorcism of the house and having prayer services.”

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

New York Times Heralds Biden’s ‘Integrity and Honesty’ But Omits Record of Plagiarism, Fibs

Amid a special counsel investigation into the storage of classified documents, The New York Times heralded Joe Biden’s “decades-long reputation for integrity and honesty” compared to former President Donald Trump, while omitting the current president’s lengthy history of plagiarism and fabrications.

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

Ohio School Districts Struggle to Rebut Undercover Video of Staffers Saying They Mislead Parents

School districts around Ohio’s capital Columbus are reeling from undercover video of their employees discussing how they mislead parents who oppose critical race theory and related concepts into thinking schools aren’t exposing their children to versions of those concepts.

Accuracy in Media, led by an alum of undercover journalism nonprofit Project Veritas, released its latest sting of school districts Tuesday, following previous investigations of Idaho, Iowa and Tennessee.

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

Oklahoma Lawmaker Wants to Ban Banks From Sharing Gun Purchase Data, Violators Would Face Fines

Oklahoma Sen. Micheal Bergstrom, R-Adair, said he wants to stop financial institutions from sharing information about gun purchases.

Senate Bill 814 aims at stopping what Bergstrom calls a “backdoor” attempt at gun control. Three of the largest credit card companies announced a special code for firearms purchases last year. Twenty-eight members of Congress sent a letter to the financial institutions encouraging the companies to track the purchases.

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

Police: Wife Shot, Killed Terminally Ill Husband at AdventHealth Daytona Beach

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — Daytona Beach police responded to a shooting at AdventHealth Daytona Beach Saturday morning.

According to police, responding officers discovered that a woman had shot and killed her terminally ill husband and confined herself to his room.

He was the only patient in the room, according to police.

“Upon arrival, our officers were directed to the 11th floor, where they encountered an elderly female who had apparently shot her terminally ill husband,” Daytona Beach police Chief Jakari Young said at a news conference.

Officers say staff and patients near the room were evacuated.

No one else has been injured.

“At no time were any of the hospital staff threatened or any other patients,” Young said.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Protesters Become Violent, Breaking Windows, Setting Atlanta Police Cruiser on Fire

ATLANTA — A peaceful protest in downtown Atlanta turned violent Saturday evening when protesters set a police car on fire and started smashing windows.

The protesters are opposed to the construction of an APD training center in a forest in DeKalb County.

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Underground Atlanta before moving down Peachtree St. in the heart of downtown Atlanta.

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

US Files: Six More Classified Documents Seized at Biden Home

US Department of Justice (DoJ) investigators have found six more classified documents during a 13-hour search of President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware, a lawyer for Mr Biden says.

Some documents seized at the Wilmington property on Friday were from his time as a senator and others from his tenure as vice-president under Barack Obama.

Lawyer Bob Bauer said “personally handwritten notes” and “surrounding materials” were also taken away.

Mr Biden and his wife were not present.

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

Vaccine Border Mandate Places US Alongside “Angola and Pakistan”: Advocacy Group

Pilot and unvaccinated travel advocate Greg Hill blasted the US government’s continued vaccine border mandate as nonsensical and akin to restrictions in countries that have troubling human rights records.

In an interview with True North, Hill, who founded Free to Fly Canada explained how millions of unvaccinated Canadians continue to be prohibited from entering the US on spurious grounds both at the land border and by air.

“They’re not in good company… Angola, Pakistan, there’s other West African countries so these are their compatriots as far as edicts keeping the unvaccinated out,” said Hill.

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

Voting Firm Gave U.S Election Data to China, Whistleblower Alleges

A whistleblower has alleged that a Michigan-based voting infrastructure firm gave U.S. election data to Communist China.

The new whistleblower complaint matches earlier allegations against the company, Konnech, and its CEO Eugene Yu.

Konnech is a software firm that provides logistics for poll stations at 32 locations across the U.S.

The whistleblower, Grant Bradley, a former employee at Konnech, also said in the complaint that the company’s “developers, designers, and coders are all Chinese nationals based out of Wuhan, China.”

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

Watch: Boston Dynamics’ Creepy Humanoid Robot Learns More Tricks

Boston Dynamics’ latest video of its six-foot-tall bipedal humanoid, Atlas, shows it has acquired new skills that enable it to operate in complex terrain.

Boston Dynamics’ Atlas team, led by Scott Kuindersma, told The Verge that the video is “meant to communicate an expansion of the research we’re doing on Atlas.”

The video shows Atlas operating autonomously, working in a makeshift construction site. A worker asks the bipedal robot for his tool bag while high up on a scaffold. The robot retrieves the bag and successfully delivers the bag to the worker.

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

Documentary Comparing Meloni to Mussolini Shown in Italian Schools

A documentary film comparing Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni to Benito Mussolini has reportedly been broadcast in at least two Italian schools, leading to complaints from a member of Meloni’s party.

The film, a documentary entitled “March on Rome” by Irish director Mark Cousins, examines the rise of fascism in Italy in the early 1920s and the propaganda used by dictator Benito Mussolini, comparing the former fascist leader to Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and her party, the national-conservative Brothers of Italy (FdI).

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

Irish Prime Minister Admits EU Protocol ‘Imposed on Northern Ireland’ Without Consent

Ireland’s Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has admitted that the European Union’s so-called Northern Ireland Protocol was “imposed” on the British province without its people’s consent, and that he has “regret” about the way this was done.

Northern Ireland is an integral part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland — as the country’s name implies — but it was left effectively still inside the European Union and subject to EU law and EU judges to a very great extent with respect to customs and regulations after Boris Johnson submitted to a barely rehashed version of the half-Brexit negotiated by Theresa May.

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

‘Is it Time to Apologize to the World?’ Moment Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla Refuses to Respond to Questions About His $50m Pandemic Salary and Company Profits Tripling

This is the moment the CEO of Pfizer was pummeled with questions as he left the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos.

Albert Bourla remained silent as ‘citizen journalists’ followed him through the snowy Swiss streets asking him questions about the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

The Pfizer chief was asked how long he knew the vaccine didn’t prevent transmission and how much money he personally made from its sale.

After a couple of minutes of what the two men grilling him called a ‘walking scrum’, Bourla scurried up a flight of stairs as directed by members of his entourage.

It comes after it was revealed that the Pfizer CEO personally earned $50million in compensation across 2021 and 2022 and the company’s revenue tripled to more than $100billion since 2019.

The two men, who referred to themselves as ‘citizen journalists’, were reporting for the media outlet Rebel News.

‘We’re not accredited media here. We’re on the outside of the perimeter, so he’s only used to the softballs from CNN, MSNBC and people like that,’ said one of the two.

The clip began with one of the reporters, Canadian Ezra Levant, pointing Bourla out before beginning cordially with the question: ‘Mr. Bourla, can I ask you?

‘When did you know that the vaccines didn’t stop transmission? How long did you know that without saying it publicly?’

The CEO at that point made his one and only comment: ‘Thank you very much.’

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Large Yachts of the Super-Rich Spared From EU’s New CO2 Tax

Since 2005, some large industrial companies have had to buy certificates for their CO2 emissions. This is a result of the EU’s emissions trading system, which has been gradually expanded since then. Since 2012, for example, airline companies have also had to obtain certificates for intra-European flights.

The system is to be expanded again, the EU decided at the end of 2022. In future, road traffic and buildings will also be included. Many are celebrating the decision to expand emissions trading to include shipping as a major breakthrough. But there are some curious exceptions.

From 2024, only large passenger and cargo ships over 5000 gross register tons will be affected. Owners or renters of lavish yachts can rest easy: they will benefit from an exemption rule in CO2 emissions trading. This was announced by the EU Commission when asked by the German broadcaster NDR.

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Mild Weather Thus Far Saving Europe From an Energy Crisis

After supplies of gas and oil from Russia to Europe fell sharply in the aftermath of the war in Ukraine, Europe had braced itself for high energy prices and a harsh winter. But a number of different factors, including milder than expected weather, seem to be mitigating the crisis.

According to Bloomberg, various factors, including clement weather, alternative gas suppliers, efforts to curb demand and sufficient gas reserves, are playing a role in keeping prices relatively stable.

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Peter Hitchens: Sending Ukraine Our Tanks Could Turn Europe Into One Big Radioactive Graveyard

PETER HITCHENS: This was the moment at which we began the unstoppable descent into terrible danger which so many of us will bitterly regret in times to come.

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Protests in Stockholm, Including Koran-Burning, Draw Condemnation From Turkey

STOCKHOLM, Jan 21 (Reuters) — Protests in Stockholm on Saturday against Turkey and Sweden’s bid to join NATO, including the burning of a copy of the Koran, sharply heightened tensions with Turkey at a time when the Nordic country needs Ankara’s backing to gain entry to the military alliance.

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Spain: Thousands Stage Anti-Government Protest in Madrid

Tens of thousands of people packed into central Madrid on Saturday against the left-wing government of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

The protest, called by dozens of right-leaning civil society groups and backed by the center-right Popular Party (PP) and the far-right Vox party, came in a key election year for Spain.

The central government said around 30,000 people gathered at Madrid’s Cibeles Square, while organizers said some 700,000 people attended.

Sanchez labeled a ‘traitor’

The demonstrators waved Spanish flags and chanted “Sanchez, resign!” or “traitor!” as they denounced the government.

Vox leader Santiago Abascal told the crowd the government had “trampled the constitution by locking up Spaniards,” in reference to COVID lockdowns, which were initially among the harshest in the world.

Speaking to reporters, Abascal denounced “the worst government in history” that “has divided Spaniards and freed rapists and coup leaders.”

Lacking a parliamentary majority, Sanchez has been forced to negotiate with Catalan and Basque separatists to pass bills.

The right was angered by the government’s decision to abolish the crime of sedition, of which nine separatist leaders were convicted over their role in the Catalonia region’s failed independence bid in 2017.

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Sweden Grants Permission to Burn the Koran Outside Turkish Embassy — as Erdogan Continues to Block Country’s NATO Bid

Amid rising tensions between Sweden and Turkey, far-right politician Rasmus Paludan has been given permission to burn the Koran at a demonstration in Sweden on Saturday.

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The UK is Now a Nation of Stay-at-Homes: As Mail on Sunday’s Poll Reveals Cost-of-Living Crisis is Forcing People to Cancel Netflix and Cutback on Takeaways

Voters are cancelling TV subscriptions such as Netflix and cutting back on takeaways as their main weapons in the cost-of-living crisis, a Mail on Sunday ‘state of the nation’ poll has found.

The exclusive Deltapoll survey found that four out of ten people have bought fewer clothes and takeaways, while one in three go on fewer nights out. But for 23 per cent, staying in has also become less enjoyable, as they have cancelled ‘non-essential outgoings’ such as TV subscriptions.

Households have a negative view of their economic prospects over the coming year, with 48 per cent thinking they will worsen. Worryingly, 15 per cent say they cannot pay their bills and another 36 per cent will not be able to pay them within months. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will be concerned by the finding that, despite the Tories’ traditional lead on economic matters, 47 per cent think Labour, under Sir Keir Starmer and Shadow Chancellor Rachel Reeves, is the party best equipped to deal with cost-of-living issues, compared with 29 per cent for the Conservatives.

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UK Praised for Sending Challenger 2 Tanks to Ukraine… As Germany Drags Its Heels Over Donating Leopard 2s, With Final Decision Possibly Still Weeks Away

As Germany continued to drag its feet over following suit with its own military hardware, the US saluted the UK for its leadership.

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UK: ‘Mask Has Slipped’: Potential Future PM Keir Starmer Says He Prefers Davos Over Westminster

In a stunning admission, the leader of the opposition Labour Party and the odds-on favourite to become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Keir Starmer, said that he prefers Davos over Westminster.

While Prime Minister Rishi Sunak skipped the annual globalist gathering of the World Economic Forum in Davos, his potential successor, left-wing Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer and his shadow chancellor Rachel Reeves made their way to the Swiss ski resort town to make the pitch for an even more globalist government in Westminster.

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UK: Farage-Founded Party Doubles Support in Conservative Strongholds Since Sunak Became PM

The former party of Brexit champ Nigel Farage, Reform UK, has doubled its support in Conservative Party strongholds since Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was installed into Downing Street.

Reform UK, the rebranded Brexit Party, has seen its support grow to six per cent in 42 ‘Blue Wall’ seats typically held by the Tory Party in the south of England, compared to three per cent in November of last year.

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UK: London Knife-Mare: Watch as Hooded Thug Pulls Huge Blade in Mass Brawl at Hackney McDonald’s — as Six People Are Stabbed Across the Capital Over 36 Hours of Bloodshed

The brawl broke out at a McDonald’s in Hackney, London, yesterday in front of several shocked customers. It comes after six people were stabbed and a woman was found dead near a railway line.

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UK: Paedophile Ring Suspected at London’s Met Police Force as Chief Inspector Found Dead

An investigation into a suspected paedophile ring within London’s Metropolitan Police force has taken a dark turn, with one of the suspects found dead the day he was due to be charged.

Chief Inspector Richard Watkinson was supposed to present himself at a police station to be charged with conspiracy to distribute or show indecent images of children, making indecent photos of a child, misconduct in public office, and voyeurism the day he was found dead in his home, The Telegraph reports.

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Palestinian Who Allegedly Tried to Stab Israeli Fatally Shot

The Palestinian Health Ministry says an Israeli fatally shot a 42-year-old Palestinian in a West Bank settler outpost.

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian militant allegedly tried to stab an Israeli in the occupied West Bank on Saturday and the Israeli shot and killed the Palestinian.

The Palestinian Health Ministry identified the Palestinian man as Tariq Maali, 42, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group later claimed him as a member. The health ministry said he was shot northwest of the Palestinian city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank.

The Israeli military said the man arrived at the outpost and tried to stab an Israeli civilian. The military said he was armed with a knife and that the Israeli, a settler, shot him. The settler wasn’t injured.

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American Navy Seal Who Went AWOL in 2019 is Killed by Russian Forces While Fighting in Eastern Ukraine

An American Navy SEAL, Daniel W. Swift, who went AWOL in 2019 was killed this week during Russia’s assault on eastern Ukraine, navy officials said.

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Meta to Allow Ukraine’s Azov Regiment Back on Its Platforms

Instagram and Facebook owner Meta no longer considers Ukraine’s Azov Regiment a “dangerous organization.” Following the reclassification Azov Regiment, members will be allowed to create accounts and content by other users about the regiment will not be removed.

The Azov Regiment is a unit of Ukraine’s National Guard. It was based in the city of Mariupol before Russia took control.

The group has been accused of being associated with nazi groups and Meta is making a distinction between Azov Regiment and Azov Movement.

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Navy Seal Volunteering in Ukraine Killed in Bakhmut

An American Navy SEAL was killed while fighting alongside the Ukraine military after a Russian attack.

According to Time, Navy Special Warfare Operator First Class Daniel W. Swift died on January 18 after suffering injuries while serving alongside a unit under attack by Russia.

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Putin Urgently Ramps Up Moscow’s Air Defences With Missile Launchers Placed on Roofs in the Capital and Near His Official Residence Amid Growing Fears of a Ukrainian Attack on the Capital

The Pantsir-S1 defence system has appeared on the roof of a Russian defence ministry building in Moscow, which is the command centre of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

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Russia Claims to Have Captured Village on the Outskirts of Bakhmut as Putin’s Troops Make Tiny Gains During ‘Meat-Grinder’ Campaign in Donbas Region

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the village of Klishchiivka, which is located nine kilometres south of Bakhmut, had been ‘liberated.’

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US Intelligence Claims Russia Has Suffered a Staggering 188,000 Casualties in Ukraine and Lost More Than 2,000 Tanks Since Putin’s Bloody Invasion Began Less Than a Year Ago

This figure is a significant increase to the estimation of 100,000 Russian soldiers who were wounded, deserted and killed which was outlined by UK’s Defence Secretary Ben Wallace.

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India Blocks YouTube Videos and Tweets About BBC Documentary That Criticizes Prime Minister Modi

Under the IT Rules, 2021, the Indian Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ordered Twitter and YouTube to remove content referencing a BBC documentary that criticizes Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The content takedown orders came shortly after the BBC aired the first episode of the two-episode documentary titled, “India: The Modi Question.”

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Anthony Albanese Hosts Tech Billionaire Bill Gates at Kirribilli House to Discuss Climate, Energy and Vaccines in the Pacific: ‘I’Ve Admired Your Work’

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese greeted billionaire Bill Gates at the prime minister’s official residence in Sydney on Sunday.

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Australians Dying From Fatal Heart Attacks Spiked by 17 Per Cent Last Year — as Experts Offer Reasons for the Frightening Rise

Up to 10,200 Australians died of ischemic heart disease in the first eight months of 2022 — marking a 17 per cent increase on what would be expected in a ‘normal’ year.

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Chris Hipkins Set to Replace Jacinda Ardern as New Zealand PM

New Zealand Labour MP Chris Hipkins is set to replace Jacinda Ardern as prime minister after becoming the only nominee for the party’s leadership.

He was first elected to parliament in 2008 and was appointed minister for Covid-19 in November 2020.

In Ms Ardern’s shock announcement on Thursday she said she did not have “enough in the tank” to lead.

How long Mr Hipkins will be in office is uncertain as New Zealand holds a general election in October.

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Extinction Rebellion ‘Rebels’ Vandalise and Glue Themselves to Santos Building

Two Extinction Rebellion protesters will face court after a group of activists glued themselves to a building and the footpath during a major cycling event.

Police were called to the Santos building on Flinders St in Adelaide on Saturday afternoon following reports of a disruptive protest.

Members of the South Australian branch of Extinction Rebellion had thrown black paint over the building as they chanted “dump Santos” next to Tour Down Under festivities.

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Guards ‘Armed to the Teeth’, Electric Fences and High-Tech Cameras: Elon Musk’s Father Reveals the Incredible Measures Billionaire Has Taken to Boost Security Amid Kidnapping Fears: ‘if They Take One of US, It Will be the Quickest $20m Anybody’s Made’

Errol Musk, the 76-year-old father of Elon, said his son has paid for an upgrade to security around his South Africa home, amid fears of kidnapping.

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Peru Protests: Machu Picchu Closed Indefinitely and Tourists Stranded

Peru has closed its famous tourist site Machu Picchu indefinitely over the ongoing protests against the country’s president.

The government said it closed the site, and the Inca trail hike leading up to it, to protect tourists and citizens.

Hundreds of people, mostly foreigners, are currently stranded at the foot of the 15th Century Inca citadel.

Dozens of people have been killed in weeks of violent protests, which began when Peru’s previous leader was ousted.

Rail services to Machu Picchu were suspended on Thursday, and some train tracks have been damaged, allegedly by protesters.

There are 417 tourists currently stuck at the site, tourism minister Luis Fernando Helguero said at a news conference on Saturday. More than 300 of them are foreigners, he added.

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Border Crisis Keeps Growing as More Than 200,000 Migrants Illegally Crossed in December

Authorities encountered 216,162 migrants at the southwest land border in December of last year, according to data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

That figures marks an 11 percent increase in unique encounters from November of the same year. The federal agency attributed the surge to influx of Cuban and Nicaraguan individuals fleeing authoritarian regimes in those countries.

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Greek Migrant Route Deaths Surge Threefold in 2022 Over Previous Year

Deaths of migrants by people smugglers along the Eastern Mediterranean route to Greece surged in 2022 by nearly 300 per cent over the previous year, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency UNHCR.

According to a report from the UNHCR, at least 326 people were either reported as missing or have been confirmed to have died trying to cross the Eastern Mediterranean Sea from Turkey to Greece last year.

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DeSantis Admin Mandates Training for School Librarians to Vet Pornographic Books

Florida librarians are now required to take an annual training on which books and instructional materials, specifically ones containing pornography and Critical Race Theory (CRT), are allowed within schools, according to the Florida Department of Education.

The Florida Department of Education approved a rule Wednesday that mandates librarians be trained to keep material that is sexually explicit and “harmful to minors” out of schools. The training requires librarians to include parents in “all aspects” of choosing materials that enter the school libraries.

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Exclusive: Oklahoma Sen. Jessica Garvin Files Women’s Bill of Rights

Female residents of Oklahoma could see their own “Bill of Rights” become law, according to legislation state Sen. Jessica Garvin introduced Monday.

OK SB408, known as the Women’s Bill of Rights, will “bring clarity, certainty, and uniformity” to Oklahoma law by officially defining “female” and “mother” and clarifying the protections for them under the law, according to the bill’s language.

If the bill passes, Oklahoma will legally define a “female” as a “natural person whose biological reproductive system is developed to produce ova” and a mother as a “female parent of a child or children.” Men will not be allowed in Oklahoma women’s “prisons or other detention facilities, domestic violence shelters, rape crisis centers, athletics and locker rooms, and restrooms,” according to the bill.

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How Woke Broke Medicine: Public Support for Doctors Has Plunged by Double Digits, Driven by Conservative Ire Over Trans Surgery on Kids, Masks, And Cringeworthy Oaths

The share of Americans who rate doctors’ ethical standards highly has nosedived from 77 percent at the start of the pandemic in 2020 to 62 percent at the end of last year.

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Jesuit Father James Martin Says Gay Marriage is Marriage

ROME — Jesuit Father James Martin, an LGBT advocate, affirmed Saturday his belief that two men can enter into a real marriage that must be recognized as such.

Responding to Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, who proposed that Pete Buttigieg’s same-sex marriage to his partner Chasten is not a true marriage but rather a “legal fiction,” Father Martin countered that “Pete Buttigieg is married.”

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Las Vegas School District Responds to Parents’ Lawsuit Over ‘Pornographic’ Assignment

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — The Clark County School District has responded to two parents’ lawsuit where they said their high school-aged daughter was required to read an expletive-laced monologue, a piece of writing later deemed too obscene to read publicly at a school board meeting.

Candra Evans and Terrell Evans filed the lawsuit against the district, Superintendent Dr. Jesus Jara, the teacher and others over allegations of “unlawful grooming and abuse of a minor” involving the “pornographic material.”

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Lauren Boebert Introduces Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood

Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has introduced a new bill to block abortion provider Planned Parenthood from receiving taxpayer money.

Boebert filed the Defund Planned Parenthood Act on Friday.

The bill is Boebert’s first proposed legislation of the new year and seeks to end the millions of taxpayer dollars that are pumped into the clinic every year.

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Trans Woman, 66, Who ‘Terrified’ Girl, 17, With Her Bare Backside at California YMCA Hits Back: Retiree Who’d Just Finished Aqua Aerobics Accuses the Teenager of Lying and Labels Her Critics ‘Neanderthals’

Christynne Wood, 66, started transitioning in 2016 around the same time as she sued her old gym for not allowing her to use the women’s locker rooms.

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UK: Gender Changes for 13-Year-Old Children Should be ‘Taken Seriously’, Says Leftist Labour MP

A top Labour MP has said that 13-year-old children should be “taken seriously” if they claim that they want to change their gender.

Lisa Nandy, the member of parliament for Wigan and Sir Keir Starmer’s shadow levelling up secretary, suggested that the government should remove the “bureaucracy” and “hurdles” standing in the way of children changing their gender.

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3 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/21/2023

    • Clayton Morris is real estate criminal and a liar. He scammed MANY people out of their hard earned money by advertising homes for sell that turned out to be worthless and run down. The feds learned about his criminal enterprise so he escaped to Portugal where they would not deport him back to America to be charged for his crime.

      Clayton Morris is a dirtbag liar posing as a journalist. I would not trust this jerk for any amount of money

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