Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/24/2023

A man in Pennsylvania is in police custody after threatening to blow up his local county courthouse and eat the sheriff. Meanwhile, Seattle is running out of space to store dead bodies, due to an unprecedented wave of fentanyl overdose deaths.

In other news, Bill Gates is in Australia to promote various climate change initiatives, including measures to curtail methane in bovine eructations.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Governor DeSantis Announces Florida’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.5 Percent in December 2022
» Washington Post Reporters Blast Paper’s ‘Unnecessary’ Layoffs: ‘I’m Sad and Mad and So Disappointed’
 
USA
» 3 Killed in Random Shooting in Yakima, Washington; Gunman at Large
» Atlanta Anti-Police Riot Suspects Reportedly Liberal Kids From Wealthy Backgrounds: ‘True White Privilege’
» Atlanta Antifa Suspect Worked at CNN, is Daughter of Chinese Pharma Tycoon and ‘Global Diversity Expert’
» Cashing in on CRT: Architect of Divisive Theory Charges Up to $100k for Speeches, Runs School for Teachers About How They Can Incorporate Theory She Created in 1989 Into Their Lessons — and Pulls in $435k From Two Prestigious Academic Positions
» Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence’s Indiana Home
» Concealed Carry Holder Ends Chicago Career Criminal’s Reign of Terror
» DeSantis Attacked as ‘Authoritarian’ For Saying Teachers Should Take Away Cellphones During Class
» DOJ Files Second Antitrust Suit Against Google, Seeks to Break Up Its Ad Business
» Dr. Baden on Ghislaine Maxwell’s Claim Jeffrey Epstein Was Murdered: ‘Strangulation’ Was More Likely
» Farmers, Ranchers Slam Biden ‘Attack on Farmers’ With EPA Water Rule: ‘Complete Example of Govt. Overreach’
» Fox News Weatherman ‘Beaten by Group of Teens’ on NYC Subway Train
» GOP Rep Introduces Bill to Stop Maxine Waters and Dan Crenshaw From Giving Campaign Funds to Family: “a Critical Step to Reducing Nepotistic Practices in American Campaigns”
» House Passes Bill Banning Sale of Oil to China From Strategic Petroleum Reserve
» Iowa Gov Kim Reynolds Signs Historic School Choice Bill: ‘We Will Fund Students Not Systems’
» Jim Jordan Vows to Find a Legislative Solution to Keep Government and Big Tech Away From Censorship
» Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Whole Foods After Workers Fired for Wearing Black Lives Matter Masks
» Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit for FBI Documents on Big Tech Censorship of Hunter Biden Laptop Story
» Kevin McCarthy Checkmates Schiff and Swalwell: “I Am Here by Rejecting the Appointments of Representative Adam Schiff and Representative Eric Swalwell to Serve on the Intelligence Committee”
» Man Charged for Threatening to Blow Up Courthouse, Eat Sheriff
» Man Surrenders in Dump-Truck Rampage at Estranged Wife’s South Los Angeles Home
» Marjorie Taylor Greene to Introduce Bill to Officially Declare Antifa Domestic Terrorists
» Native San Franciscan Describes ‘Dystopia’ On Trip to Downtown Bar: ‘I Felt Scared’
» New England Farmer Sues Town for ‘Home Equity Theft’ In Federal Court
» Newsom Accused of ‘Hypocrisy’ For Calling Second Amendment a ‘Suicide Pact’ While Surrounded by Armed Guards
» NRA Challenges Illinois Semiautomatic Gun Ban in Court: ‘Blatant Violation’ Of Second Amendment Rights
» Seattle is Running Out of Space for Dead Bodies Because Fentanyl is Killing So Many People — and Surge Capacity is on Standby, Health Officials Warn
» Small Business Owner and U.S. Navy Veteran Sues to Stop Race-Based Government Contracting
» Spooks in Silicon Valley: Flow of U.S. Intelligence Analysts Into Big Tech Jobs Raises Alarm
» Supreme Court to Review Tax Foreclosure Case That Challenges Home Equity Theft
» Ted Cruz Calls for Search of Biden’s Senate Records in Delaware for Classified Docs
» The White House Accuses Republicans of Making it Easier for Putin to Use Energy as a Weapon of War With Their Bill to Limit Biden’s Use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve
» They Really Want You to Accept UFOs
» Tom Cruise and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Nominated for 6 Oscars Including Best Picture
» Twitter HQ’s Landlord Escalates Lawsuit Against Elon Musk for Alleged $3.4M in Unpaid Rent
» Video: Dem Rep Lauds Bill to Make it Criminal for White People to Criticise Non White People
 
Canada
» Canadian Journalist Praises Elon Musk for Shining Light on Censorship Issues at Twitter
» Crowdfunding Page for Diagolon’s Leader Mackenzie Raises About $16,000
» Federal Govt Claims Nearly a Quarter of Canadians Exhibit Conspiracy Thinking
» Guilbeault Criticized for Misinformation About California Shooting in Deleted Tweet
 
Europe and the EU
» Big Pharma Has ‘Disproportionate’ Say on Public Health Affairs in the EU — Report
» Dependent Nation: More Than Half of British Households Get More From Govt Than They Pay in
» ‘Domestic Terrorists’ — Swedish PM Claims Weekend Among Worst Gang Violence Ever
» EU Approves Cricket Powder for Use in Flour-Based Foods for Consumption by General Population
» EU Bribery Scandal: Former Spanish Justice Minister Accused of Involvement in Qatargate is Fierce Critic of Poland
» European Union Commissioner Warns Elon Musk: ‘The Time of the Wild West is Over’
» Germany: Berlin to Incinerate 800 Million Expired Corona Masks
» Islamic World Focuses Its Anger on Sweden Over Koran Stunt: Muslims Across the Globe Set Fire to Swedish Flags in Retaliation for Book-Burning
» ‘Poland Considered the Partition of Ukraine’ — Former Polish Foreign Minister Sparks Outrage Over Annexation Claims
» Polish Electricity Production Hits Record High
» Sweden’s Chances of Joining NATO Go Up in Flames After Koran Book-Burning: Turkey’s President Erdogan Says the Swedes ‘Should Not Expect Our Support’ After Anti-Islam Politician’s Stunt
» Swedish PM Slammed for ‘Apology’ Over Qur’an Burning at Turkish Embassy
» Tanks for Ukraine: Polish PM Urges German Bravery on Leopard 2 Decision
» UK: ‘Lockdown Orgy’ at St. Mary’s Cathedral Sparks Vatican Investigation
» UK: Black Boy Lane
» UK: King Charles’ Crown Estate Files Lawsuit Against Elon Musk and Twitter Over Alleged Unpaid London Rent
» WEF Speaker Threatens Elon Musk With ‘Sanctions’ if He Refuses to ‘Behave’ and Censor Free Speech
 
Middle East
» Former Lebanon PM Diab Charged in Beirut Blast Investigation
 
Russia
» Senior Ukraine Officials Quit After Zelensky Announced Crackdown on Corruption
» Ukrainian Catholic Leader Warns Against Russian Orthodox Ban
» Ukraine Rocked by Corruption Scandal, Wave of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations as People Suffered
» Ukrainian Grain Exports Threaten Central Europe
 
South Asia
» BASF, Eramet Plan $2.6 Billion Nickel Smelter in Indonesia
 
Far East
» China’s Tax-Deductible Operation to Influence American Students
» New York Times Celebrates ‘Benefits’ Of Chinese Communist Party’s Strict Censorship
» Wuhan Collaborator EcoHealth Alliance Gets Fresh $3 Million Grant From DoD
 
Australia — Pacific
» Aboriginal Mother-of-Two Tells Aussies Why They Should Not Post Australia Day Celebration Photos on Social Media
» Anthony Albanese Announces Controversial Grog Restrictions to STEM ‘Out of Control’ Violence in an Outback Town — as Waleed Aly Makes Pointed Remark About the Area’s ‘White’ Top Cop
» Bill Gates Warns Australia to Prepare for the Next Pandemic — Which Could be Man-Made and Far More Brutal Than COVID
» Bill Gates Plows Millions Into Firm Vowing to Save Planet by Stopping Cows Burping
» Bill Gates Flies Around Australia on $70 Million Dollar Private Jet Lecturing People About Climate Change
» Exclusive: Farmer Turns His Field Into a Devastating Goodbye Troll Message to Jacinda Ardern — as He Reveals Why He and Many Kiwis Had Enough of ‘Saint Jacinda’ After She Revealed Plan to Quit as PM
» Exclusive: Harrowing Details of Fireball Crash: Eyewitness Reveals Critical Mistake Workmates Made During High Speed Police Chase — and Off-Duty Cops’ Desperate Efforts to Save Them
» Fuming Baker Loses it at PM in Explosive Live TV Rant About His Lawless Outback Town Yelling for Him to ‘Get Up Here and Have a Crack’ — As Anthony Albanese Scrambles to Visit Amid Crime Spree
» Homeowners Are Urged to Start Paying Indigenous Australians ‘Weekly Rent’ For ‘Living on Their Land’ — And it Would Add Up to Hundreds of Dollars a Year
» Inside $70 Million Fossil Fuel Guzzling Private Jet Bill Gates is Flying Around Australia on While Warning About Climate Change — as He Claims the Next Pandemic Will Worse Than COVID
» Jacinta Price Calls Out Anthony Albanese for Sending Money Overseas Instead of Helping Struggling Australians in Lawless ‘War Zone’
» New Telstra Boss Becomes One of the Most High-Profile Corporate Figures to Say She Will Work This Australia Day: ‘it Feels Right for Me’
» Simon Dunn, Famed Australian Olympian and Rugby Player, Dies Suddenly at 35
» Single Woolworths Picture Exposes the Frightening Reality of ‘Lawless’ Outback Town — Where All Doors Are Closed Except One Because of Crime Wave
» The Australian Open Will Do Nothing to Recognise Australia Day to Avoid Offending People With ‘Differing Views’ About January 26 — Here’s What Tournament Will Celebrate Instead
» The Australia Day Demands Indigenous Influencers Have for Their Followers — From Donating Public Holiday Pay to Refusing to Attend ‘Invasion Day’ Events
» The Public Holiday That Shall Not be Named: Pubs Can’t Bring Themselves to Say the Words ‘Australia Day’ For Events Around January 26
 
Immigration
» Anti-Open Borders Protesters Face-Off Against NGOs, Antifa in Irish Capital
» Bloodstained Journey of Afghan Double Murderer Who Shot Two People Dead With an AK-47 in Serbia But Was Allowed to Claim Asylum in the UK Before Killing Again
» Internal EU Report: Asylum Applications Has Increased by Half Except in Hungary
» Migrants Bused to New York City From Texas Are Arrested After ‘Shoplifting’ $12,489 From Macy’s Store on Long Island
» Most Americans Want No Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants: Poll
» North Africans Terrorize German Green University City
» ‘Polling Earthquake’ — Austria’s Anti-Immigration Freedom Party (FPÖ) Is Now Country’s No.1 Party
» Teen Stabbed by African ‘Refugee’ at French School
» Texas Leads 20 Republican States in Suing Biden Admin Over Migrant Parole Program
 
Culture Wars
» Breaking: 2 Antifa Indicted for Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Center in Florida ‘Jane’s Revenge’ Attack
» Campus Watch: Ontario University Creates “LGBTQ2IA+ Only” Swim Times
» DeSantis Calls Out Media’s ‘Mischaracterization’ of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Legislation: ‘Not a Good Hill to Die on’
» Podcaster Loses Sponsor After Discussing Trans Issues Critically
» ‘This Rapist Decided He Was No Longer a Man Only After Appearing in Court on a Rape Charge’: Fury as Sex Attacker Transitions Before Trial and is Sent to a Women’s Prison — Despite Warnings About Sturgeon’s Gender Change Law
» UK Government Promotes Religious ‘Same-Sex Marriage’ And Ban on ‘Transgender Conversion Therapy’
» University of Alabama Professor Leaves Due to ‘Obsession’ to Push Equity in Science: ‘Rise of Illiberalism’
» Vanderbilt Professor Slams College Math as ‘White’ Space
» Woke ‘Scooby Doo’ Spin-Off ‘Velma’ Makes History With Terrible Reviews
 

Governor DeSantis Announces Florida’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 2.5 Percent in December 2022

On January 20, 2023, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Today, Governor Ron DeSantis announced that Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 2.5 percent in December 2022, a historic low last reached in 2006, demonstrating that Florida has continued to grow and recover after enduring two hurricanes in late 2022. Florida’s private sector employment increased by 425,800 jobs over the year and Florida’s labor force grew by 3.5 percent, more than double the national growth rate of 1.6 percent.

“Florida continues to outpace the nation and withstand negative headwinds due to federal policy,” said Governor Ron DeSantis. “I look forward to building off our success with record tax relief in the upcoming legislative session.”

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

Washington Post Reporters Blast Paper’s ‘Unnecessary’ Layoffs: ‘I’m Sad and Mad and So Disappointed’

The Washington Post began laying off employees on Tuesday, making cuts that may not be as high as originally feared.

“The company is eliminating 20 positions and not filling another 30 vacancies,” the Post reported about itself, adding that it was “a figure less extensive than many had expected.”

A Washington Post insider told Fox News Digital that the job cuts so far seem to be less than expected, as publisher Fred Ryan said last month it would be a “single-digit percentage,” which could have potentially meant hundreds of layoffs.

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

3 Killed in Random Shooting in Yakima, Washington; Gunman at Large

The gunman “just walked in and started shooting,” police said.

An unknown gunman is at large after he allegedly shot and killed three people at a Circle K convenience store and gas station in Yakima, Washington, early Tuesday, authorities said.

After the shooting at the Circle K around 3:30 a.m. local time, the gunman went across the street to an ampm convenience store where he allegedly shot into a car and then stole it, Yakima Police Chief Matthew Murray told reporters.

It is possible the gunman shot the person in the car as he stole it, the chief said. If so, the driver would be the fourth shooting victim.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Atlanta Anti-Police Riot Suspects Reportedly Liberal Kids From Wealthy Backgrounds: ‘True White Privilege’

The identities of several perpetrators in connection with Saturday’s anti-police riots in Atlanta have been revealed, and many are reportedly wealthy activists who came to Atlanta from other states.

Suspects Francis Carroll, 22 and Emily Murphy, 37, of Maine, Ivan Ferguson, 23, of Nevada, Nadja Geier, 24, of Tennessee, and Madeleine Feola of Washington State made up a list of rioters from outside The Peach State.

Only suspect Graham Evatt, 20, was a Georgia resident. “Spoiled children of privilege trying to burn Atlanta down,” Andy Ngo wrote in the New York Post.

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

Atlanta Antifa Suspect Worked at CNN, is Daughter of Chinese Pharma Tycoon and ‘Global Diversity Expert’

An Antifa member in Atlanta has been revealed as the daughter of a “Global Diversity Expert” and a New Jersey-based Chinese pharma tycoon, according to a new report.

The Daily Mail reported that Teresa Yue Shen, 31, one of seven activists arrested at the future Atlanta Public Safety Training Center last week is a mental health consultant and traveled from Brooklyn to Atlanta to protest the construction of the facility.

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

Cashing in on CRT: Architect of Divisive Theory Charges Up to $100k for Speeches, Runs School for Teachers About How They Can Incorporate Theory She Created in 1989 Into Their Lessons — and Pulls in $435k From Two Prestigious Academic Positions

When Kimberlé Crenshaw first unveiled critical race theory to a small group of fellow academics in 1989, little did she know that over 30 years later it would pit parents against teachers across America.

Prof Crenshaw, 63, also can’t have known just how much she would stand to gain financially and professionally from her theory and its toxic effect.

It turned her into a superstar of academia and activism. Now she earns at least $450,000 a year from teaching positions at UCLA and Columbia and up to $100,000 from delivering speeches — not to mention possible income from her own think tank and podcast.

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

Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence’s Indiana Home

A batch of classified documents has been found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home, according to reports.

Pence informed Congress on Tuesday that he discovered documents bearing classified markings in his Carmel, Indiana, home on January 16.

He stated that the material is from his time as vice president.

Pence’s team conducted searches of his Indiana home and the office of his political advocacy group, Advancing American Freedom.

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

Concealed Carry Holder Ends Chicago Career Criminal’s Reign of Terror

A concealed carry holder has ended a career criminal’s reign of terror in Chicago when the thug picked the wrong “victim” to rob.

The crook, 33-year-old Darius Moss, has been arrested 32 times since 2014.

While a few arrests were for disorderly conduct, most were for serious crimes, such as assault.

And they keep letting him out to do it again.

But after he was shot committing another armed robbery, hopefully, he will face justice so he can no longer terrorize the community.

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

DeSantis Attacked as ‘Authoritarian’ For Saying Teachers Should Take Away Cellphones During Class

MSNBC columnist and New York University professor Ruth Ben-Ghiat was mocked for attacking Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., as a dangerous authoritarian for suggesting that teachers should confiscate phones during class.

DeSantis announced new measures on Monday to combat critical race theory in education while also protecting educators’ rights to push back against unions. Among one of his comments also included efforts by school boards to improve education, such as tackling the use of phones during class.

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

DOJ Files Second Antitrust Suit Against Google, Seeks to Break Up Its Ad Business

The U.S. Justice Department on Tuesday filed its second antitrust lawsuit against Google in just over two years. It’s the latest sign the U.S. government is not backing down from cases against tech companies even in light of a mixed record in court on antitrust suits.

Google shares were down 1.3% on Tuesday afternoon.

This lawsuit, which is focused on Google’s online advertising business and seeks to make Google divest parts of the business, is the first against the company filed under the Biden administration. The department’s earlier lawsuit, filed in October 2020 under the Trump administration, accused Google of using its alleged monopoly power to cut off competition for internet search through exclusionary agreements. That case is expected to go to trial in September.

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

Dr. Baden on Ghislaine Maxwell’s Claim Jeffrey Epstein Was Murdered: ‘Strangulation’ Was More Likely

Forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden addressed claims made in a jailhouse interview by convicted sex trafficker Ghislaine Maxwell, who believes that Jeffrey Epstein was murdered in prison.

Baden, who was hired by Epstein’s brother to investigate his 2019 death and observed the autopsy, joined “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to discuss why evidence shows strangulation was “more likely” than suicide.

“There were three fractures in the windpipe that are much more typical of crush injury from homicidal strangulation than from hanging,” Baden told host Carlson.

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

Farmers, Ranchers Slam Biden ‘Attack on Farmers’ With EPA Water Rule: ‘Complete Example of Govt. Overreach’

Farmers and ranchers are sounding off about environmental regulations President Biden signed off on that create “real uncertainty” and “an administrative nightmare” for their industry.

The Waters of the United States (“WOTUS”) rule finalized earlier this month reinstated Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations from the pre-Trump era, that protected small streams, wetlands and waterways as part of the Clean Water Act.

The Biden administration put forward their rule before the Supreme Court is set to hand down their ruling on a WOTUS-related case in Sackett v. EPA this spring.

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

Fox News Weatherman ‘Beaten by Group of Teens’ on NYC Subway Train

Authored by Katabella Roberts via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

Fox News meteorologist Adam Klotz said on Jan. 22 that he had been badly beaten by teenagers on a subway train in New York while making his way home from a bar.

The 37-year-old, who began working at the network in 2017, took to Instagram to share a video of himself with what appeared to be bruised and battered eyes.

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

GOP Rep Introduces Bill to Stop Maxine Waters and Dan Crenshaw From Giving Campaign Funds to Family: “a Critical Step to Reducing Nepotistic Practices in American Campaigns”

Republican Texas Rep. Pat Fallon introduced legislation Tuesday that would prevent campaign funds from going to a candidate’s immediate family. The bill would hold the candidate directly responsible for knowingly violating the provision.

Fallon cites Dem Rep Maxine Waters as an example of why his bill is needed as she has given her daughter over $1 million in campaign funds over the years. Karen Waters, who has been organizing slate-mailing operations for her mother’s re-election since 2003, and her company, Progressive Connections, have received more than $1 million from the Waters’ campaign over the past decades according to Fox News.

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

House Passes Bill Banning Sale of Oil to China From Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The GOP-led House passed legislation Thursday that would ban the sale of oil to China from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

The Protecting America’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve from China Act passed in a bipartisan vote.

Republicans have been critical of the Energy Department allowing the sale of oil from the reserve to Chinese entities. In response to the criticism, the White House said the department is required to sell oil from the reserve to the highest bidder.

The bill that passed would prohibit the department from “selling petroleum products (e.g., crude oil) from the reserve to any entity that is under the ownership, control, or influence of the Chinese Communist Party.”

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

Iowa Gov Kim Reynolds Signs Historic School Choice Bill: ‘We Will Fund Students Not Systems’

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an unprecedented school choice bill called the Students First Act on Tuesday, allowing any Iowa student to use public money to pay for private school tuition or other expenses.

“For the first time, we will fund students not systems!” Reynolds said on Twitter.

“Parents, not the government, can now choose the education setting best suited to their child regardless of their income or zip code. Iowa has affirmed that educational freedom belongs to all!”

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

Jim Jordan Vows to Find a Legislative Solution to Keep Government and Big Tech Away From Censorship

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan says he is dedicated to finding a legislative solution to keep the government from colluding with Big Tech to censor Americans.

“When governments are involved in pressuring and working with the private sector to keep information from the American people, we believe that’s a direct attack on the First Amendment,” Jordan said on Tuesday’s edition of the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “This is something we will definitely look into in the Judiciary Committee.”

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

Judge Tosses Lawsuit Against Whole Foods After Workers Fired for Wearing Black Lives Matter Masks

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought against Whole Foods by three former employees who alleged the Amazon-owned grocery chain unlawfully fired them for wearing Black Lives Matter masks.

Massachusetts District Judge Allison Burroughs, an Obama appointee, granted summary judgment in favor of Whole Foods on Monday, finding there was no evidence Whole Foods used its dress code policy as a pretext to discriminate against the three fired employees.

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

Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit for FBI Documents on Big Tech Censorship of Hunter Biden Laptop Story

(Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for records of communications between the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and social media sites regarding foreign influence in elections, as well as the Hunter Biden laptop story (Judicial Watch Inc. v U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:23-cv-00079)).

Judicial Watch filed the suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the FBI failed to respond fully to an August 28, 2022, FOIA request for:

All alerts, notifications, advisories, foreign threat indicators, or similar records provided by any official or employee of the FBI to any officer or employee of Meta (formerly Facebook), Twitter, or any other social media company regarding the threat of disinformation disseminated by foreign actors related to any U.S. election.

All records of communication between any official or employee of the FBI and any officer or employee of Meta, Twitter, or any other social media company regarding the laptop reportedly used by Hunter Biden, any news media reporting regarding the laptop and/or its contents, and/or the provenance of any information contained in any such reporting.

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

Kevin McCarthy Checkmates Schiff and Swalwell: “I Am Here by Rejecting the Appointments of Representative Adam Schiff and Representative Eric Swalwell to Serve on the Intelligence Committee”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy officially booted Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell from the Intelligence Committee. Kevin said: “I have rejected the appointments of Adam Schiff and Eric Swalwell for the House Intelligence Committee.

“I am committed to returning the @HouseIntel Committee to one of genuine honesty and credibility that regains the trust of the American people.”

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

Man Charged for Threatening to Blow Up Courthouse, Eat Sheriff

NAPIER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (TND) — A man is in jail for not only violating a protection order, but for what authorities say he told the victim, and that had to do with many more people.

Pennsylvania State Police said Luke Bartholow violated a protection from abuse order and troopers were called last Sunday, Jan. 15.

They said that previous victim recorded a phone call with Bartholow and in that call, he threatened to eat the sheriff and kill everyone in the Bedford County Courthouse with an explosion.

The 39 year old is now behind bars, charged with misdemeanor bomb threats: threatening the placement of a bomb.

He’s being held in the Bedford County Prison in lieu of $1 million bond.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Man Surrenders in Dump-Truck Rampage at Estranged Wife’s South Los Angeles Home

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Sheriff’s deputies have arrested a suspect allegedly seen in a video crashing a dump truck into his estranged wife’s home in South Los Angeles and smashing into parked cars on the street.

The suspect, 60-year-old Ronald Lee Dunn, turned himself in on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. He was arrested and bail was initially set at $100,000.

Patricia Dunn told Eyewitness News that her husband drove by the home in South LA’s Westmont neighborhood three times on Jan. 15. The two are going through a contentious divorce and she is seeking a restraining order.

First he came by in a Chevy Impala and crashed into the home right outside her bedroom while she was inside, she said. He returned in a dump truck — believed to be a vehicle he used for work — and did more damage, then came back in the Impala again.

The home’s metal fence is bent to the ground and there are large dents in the exterior of the home right outside her bedroom.

           — Hat tip: DV [Return to headlines]
 

Marjorie Taylor Greene to Introduce Bill to Officially Declare Antifa Domestic Terrorists

Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has reached her limit after the riot in Atlanta and announced that she will push to officially declare the violent leftist group Antifa domestic terrorists.

She went on Tucker Carlson’s show last night to announce that she will be introducing a bill in Congress to declare Antifa a terrorist organization.

“I think, honestly, America is sick and tired of Antifa,” the congresswoman told Carlson.

“Antifa is the ground troops of the Democrat Party.

“They never get prosecuted.”

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

Native San Franciscan Describes ‘Dystopia’ On Trip to Downtown Bar: ‘I Felt Scared’

A native San Franciscan documented the “dystopia” she witnessed while en route to a downtown bar over the weekend in a tweet that went viral.

“Last night I went to a bar in downtown San Francisco,” Michelle Tandler wrote on Sunday. “It looked like a dystopia. I saw hundreds of people folded over (likely high on Fentanyl), or sitting on the sidewalks smoking. Almost every person looked homeless. I felt scared to park and walk two blocks.”

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

New England Farmer Sues Town for ‘Home Equity Theft’ In Federal Court

Authored by Matthew Vadum via The Epoch Times (emphasis ours)

After a town in central Massachusetts seized dramatically more than what a farmer owed in property taxes, the farmer is suing the town in federal court for alleged “home equity theft.”

Alpaca farmer Alan DiPietro, an engineer by training who lives outside of Worcester, filed suit (pdf) earlier this month against the town of Bolton, claiming that the seizure constitutes an unlawful taking of his property in violation of the Massachusetts Constitution and the Fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

When Bolton took DiPietro’s home in December 2021, it had a market value of at least $370,000. The town subtracted his debt of about $60,000 and pocketed the remaining approximately $310,000 in equity.

Massachusetts law permits the government to keep the excess amount. The Pacific Legal Foundation (PLF), which is representing DiPietro, calls this home equity theft. Twelve states and the District of Columbia allow local governments and private investors to seize dramatically more than what’s owed from homeowners who fall behind on property tax payments, according to the PLF, which issued a December 2022 report on the practice, The Epoch Times reported.

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

Newsom Accused of ‘Hypocrisy’ For Calling Second Amendment a ‘Suicide Pact’ While Surrounded by Armed Guards

The National Rifle Association (NRA) called California Gov. Gavin Newsom a hypocrite for saying the Second Amendment is becoming a “suicide pact” while walking on the street with what appeared to be armed guards.

Newsom made the remarks during an interview with CBS Evening News’ Norah O’Donnell in the Los Angeles suburb of Monterey Park, where 11 people were killed over the weekend in a mass shooting.

“Gov. Newsom made that statement while flanked by at least four armed guards,” Amy Hunter, the NRA’s director for media relations, told Fox News Digital. “That is the definition of hypocrisy.”

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

NRA Challenges Illinois Semiautomatic Gun Ban in Court: ‘Blatant Violation’ Of Second Amendment Rights

EXCLUSIVE — The National Rifle Association (NRA) filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state of Illinois over its recent gun control law that the group says is “unconstitutional” and a “blatant violation” of constitutional rights.

“The NRA will not stand by while activist politicians pass unconstitutional laws that do nothing to promote public safety. We sued the state of Illinois because this new law is a blatant violation of Americans’ Second Amendment rights,” Jason Ouimet, executive director of the NRA Institute for Legislative Action (NRA-ILA), told Fox News Digital.

The Illinois Senate passed its version of the Protect Illinois Communities Act earlier this month, banning so-called assault weapons and high-capacity magazines from being manufactured or sold in the state.

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

Seattle is Running Out of Space for Dead Bodies Because Fentanyl is Killing So Many People — and Surge Capacity is on Standby, Health Officials Warn

The drug epidemic in Washington state is so bad that some local coroners offices are at capacity or have nearly run out of space for the bodies of those who have died from overdoses.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Small Business Owner and U.S. Navy Veteran Sues to Stop Race-Based Government Contracting

Norfolk, VA; January 18, 2023: Today, Marty Hierholzer filed suit against the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) unlawful and racially discriminatory 8(a) contracting program.

The SBA’s 8(a) contracting program sets aside government contracts for “socially and economically disadvantaged” businesses. SBA policies dictate that the race of a business owner can make that business presumptively “socially and economically disadvantaged,” but only if the owner is of certain racial minorities.

Marty Hierholzer is a U.S. Navy veteran and the owner of MJL Enterprises, a Virginia-based small business that provides maintenance products and supplies to VA hospitals and military facilities. Marty repeatedly applied for the SBA’s 8(a) contracting program because he believes that his status as a disabled military veteran should qualify him. But the SBA didn’t see it that way. If Marty were a racial minority, his business would have been presumed disadvantaged; because of his race, it was not.

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Spooks in Silicon Valley: Flow of U.S. Intelligence Analysts Into Big Tech Jobs Raises Alarm

As Congress and the courts delve deeper into federally sanctioned censorship by Big Tech, a troubling revolving door has emerged between the U.S. intelligence community and the Big Tech giants on the front lines of one of the fiercest battles over free speech in modern American history.

A Just the News review of LinkedIn employment histories of senior Big Tech executives found that at least 200 former workers of the Central Intelligence Agency, Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Agency, National Security Council and Homeland Security Department have landed Silicon Valley jobs, many within content moderation units regulating supposed “disinformation” and disproportionately throttling news and opinion deviating from approved, left-tilting norms.

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Supreme Court to Review Tax Foreclosure Case That Challenges Home Equity Theft

Washington, D.C.; January 13, 2023: The U.S. Supreme Court announced today that it will hear a 94-year-old woman’s case challenging the constitutionality of laws that allow local governments to take all the value of a home as payment for much smaller property tax debts.

“Home equity is property protected by the Constitution,” said Christina Martin, senior attorney at Pacific Legal Foundation. “When the government takes more than it is owed in taxes, that’s home equity theft. We are thrilled the Supreme Court will hear this case, which we hope will end unconstitutional home equity theft across the country.”

More than a dozen states engage in home equity theft. [See the map.] Pacific Legal Foundation has found that homeowners across the United States lost more than $777 million in life savings on more than 5,600 homes, above what they owed in tax debt. On average, homeowners lost 86 percent of their equity.

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Ted Cruz Calls for Search of Biden’s Senate Records in Delaware for Classified Docs

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has called on federal investigators to search for classified documents in Democrat President Joe Biden’s Senate records in Delaware.

Cruz argues that the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI should search Biden’s Senate records that are stored at the University of Delaware.

Classified materials connected with Biden’s time as vice president were first found in his private office at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C., on November 2.

The discovery was made less than a week before the 2022 midterm elections but, conveniently, only made public this month.

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The White House Accuses Republicans of Making it Easier for Putin to Use Energy as a Weapon of War With Their Bill to Limit Biden’s Use of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

The White House on Monday accused Republicans of helping Vladimir Putin wage war in Ukraine by trying to make it harder for President Joe Biden to tap the Strategic the Petroleum Reserve.

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They Really Want You to Accept UFOs

Why did the US military go from supposedly covering up UFOs to desperately trying to legitimize them to the public?

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Tom Cruise and ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Nominated for 6 Oscars Including Best Picture

Hollywood star Tom Cruise got great news as his blockbuster sequel “Top Gun: Maverick” landed six Oscar nominations, including one for best picture.

“Top Gun: Maverick” showed Hollywood that non-woke films lead to big money at the box office.

The pro-America movie was a huge global hit, despite being banned in China for refusing to censor the film.

While Tom Cruise didn’t get a nomination for best actor, he will be in the running for an Oscar as a producer if the film wins best picture.

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Twitter HQ’s Landlord Escalates Lawsuit Against Elon Musk for Alleged $3.4M in Unpaid Rent

The landlord who owns Twitter’s headquarters building in San Francisco is escalating his lawsuit against Elon Musk, alleging the company has failed to pay over $3 million in rent.

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Video: Dem Rep Lauds Bill to Make it Criminal for White People to Criticise Non White People

Democratic Representative Sheila Jackson Lee suggested Monday that Tucker Carlson could be the first to be prosecuted under legislation she has introduced that would see any white person talking about ‘replacement theory’ be criminalized.

As previously noted, the legislation, known as The Leading Against White Supremacy Act of 2023, would categorise any speech that is found to have “inspired” a racially motivated crime as a ‘hate crime’.

The draconian law would effectively make an individual responsible for someone else’s crime if prosecutors were able to successfully argue that their political rhetoric was a motivating factor.

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Canadian Journalist Praises Elon Musk for Shining Light on Censorship Issues at Twitter

Chief Executive Officer of Rebel News Ezra Levant says that Twitter CEO Elon Musk has been a real champion of free speech as a result of his takeover of the social media company.

“Elon Musk has stopped the censorship culture at Twitter,” Levant said on Tuesday’s edition of the “Just the News, No Noise” TV show. “Because I think had he not bought the company, that video would have been throttled and maybe even counted as a strike against us.”

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Crowdfunding Page for Diagolon’s Leader Mackenzie Raises About $16,000

Former People’s Party of Canada candidate David Freiheit has set up a GiveSendGo page for Diagolon Leader Jeremy MacKenzie, which has generated $16,327 in donations.

“This fundraiser is a middle finger to the tyranny we are currently witnessing in Canada,” said Freiheit in a statement.

The GiveSendGo page has a goal of $150,000. There have been 270 people who have donated as of Monday.

MacKenzie was debanked from Scotiabank and banned from entering any of its branches on Friday.

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Federal Govt Claims Nearly a Quarter of Canadians Exhibit Conspiracy Thinking

A poll conducted by the Privy Council Office claimed that nearly a quarter of Canadians exhibited high levels of conspiratorial thinking.

The survey also said only 42% of Canadians trusted federal institutions to be truthful, while the remainder had doubts about the information related to them by Ottawa.

Instead, most Canadians placed their trust in social media and close friends or relatives over the government.

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Guilbeault Criticized for Misinformation About California Shooting in Deleted Tweet

Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is in hot water after removing a tweet in which he labelled the California Lunar New Year shooting as an anti-Asian racist attack before information on the shooter was made available by police authorities.

In the now-deleted tweet and Facebook post, Guilbeault blamed the attack on “hatred towards Asian people.”

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Big Pharma Has ‘Disproportionate’ Say on Public Health Affairs in the EU — Report

Big Pharma giants trading within the European Union have a “disproportionate” say in the bloc’s public health affairs, a study has claimed.

A report drawn up by French NGO Global Health Advocates and UK Charity STOPAIDS has concluded that major multinationals within pharmaceutical industry have a “disproportionate” say in the public health affairs of the European Union, with the COVID pandemic, in particular, handing a small group of companies even more power and say over healthcare within the bloc.

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Dependent Nation: More Than Half of British Households Get More From Govt Than They Pay in

A shifting tax burden and a swelling state has seen dependency on government aid reach the highest level ever, with more than half of British households ‘putting in’ less than they get out, analysis of government figures has found.

Some 36 million people, or 54.2 per cent of individuals in the United Kingdom, lived in a household which received more government benefits than they paid in taxes in 2021, the highest proportion ever, standing a considerable 13-points higher now than the long-term trend average going back half a century.

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‘Domestic Terrorists’ — Swedish PM Claims Weekend Among Worst Gang Violence Ever

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson claimed that last weekend saw some of the worst gang violence ever seen in Sweden and compared gang members to domestic terrorists.

Prime Minister Kristersson spoke to Swedish media on the topic of gang shootings and bombings following 20 different incidents in the last several weeks, during which two people were left dead.

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EU Approves Cricket Powder for Use in Flour-Based Foods for Consumption by General Population

Food producers in the European Union will be allowed to use cricket powder in flour-based products according to a new regulation. The European Food Safety Authority concluded that mass-market consumption of partially defatted house cricket powder is “safe under the proposed conditions” of use levels, following a review launched three years ago.

According to the regulation, cricket powder will be allowed in food products like multigrain bread, crackers, cereal bars, biscuits, beer-like beverages, chocolates, sauces, whey powder, soups, and other items “intended for the general population.”

The company that submitted the application for authorization, Cricket One, claims the insects are “nutritionally more efficient” than livestock and serve as a more reliable “source of alternative protein.”

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EU Bribery Scandal: Former Spanish Justice Minister Accused of Involvement in Qatargate is Fierce Critic of Poland

It was never going to stop at Eva Kaili and Antonio Panzeri. The Qatargate investigation is continuing and two more MEPs, the Belgian Marco Tarabelli and Italian Andrea Cozzolino, have had their immunity lifted. Greek and Italian prosecutors have sent demands for information to banks in Panama to confirm the authenticity of transfers rumored to be in the region of $60 million.

Now, more EU politicians are showing up on the radar of law enforcement. Over the weekend, news broke in the Spanish media that Juan Fernando Lopez Aguilar, MEP and former socialist justice minister in the Zapatero government, may be involved in Qatargate.

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European Union Commissioner Warns Elon Musk: ‘The Time of the Wild West is Over’

The European Commission’s Vice-President for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova issued a warning to Elon Musk telling the Twitter CEO that ‘the time of the wild west is over” and that if he fails to comply with the EU’s rules he will face sanctions.

She told Euronews Next: “We will have the Digital Services Act.

“We will have the Code of Practice as a part of this legislation.

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Germany: Berlin to Incinerate 800 Million Expired Corona Masks

This is according to a survey of all the states published by German daily Welt. Thus, 6,1 million masks were destroyed in Baden-Württemberg, 5,5 million in Saxony, five million in North Rhine-Westphalia and 656 000 in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

Eleven federal states reported that they had not disposed of any Corona masks so far, but some were planning to do so.

Thuringia could not provide any information on the type of recycling. The Federal Ministry of Health in Berlin has also “energetically recycled” masks in recent months. The number of masks recycled so far is “less than one million”, a spokesperson said.

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Islamic World Focuses Its Anger on Sweden Over Koran Stunt: Muslims Across the Globe Set Fire to Swedish Flags in Retaliation for Book-Burning

The Muslim world has responded to anti-Islamic stunts in Europe organised by the far-right with flag-burning protests and by summoning ambassadors as doubt is cast on Sweden’s NATO bid

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‘Poland Considered the Partition of Ukraine’ — Former Polish Foreign Minister Sparks Outrage Over Annexation Claims

Poland’s former Foreign Affairs Minister Radoslaw Sikorski provoked a media storm with his statement alleging that the Law and Justice (PiS) government considered the partition of Ukraine in the first 10 days after Russian attacked Ukraine.

Sikorski, who belongs to the rival left-liberal Civic Platform (PO) party, made the unexpected statement regarding the stance of the Polish government on Ukrainian independence during an interview on the commercial station Radio Zet.

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Polish Electricity Production Hits Record High

Electricity production in 2022 was the highest in Polish history at over 175 terawatt-hours (TWh), helping shore up Poland’s energy market and generate export revenue.

The results also show that a decrease in the electricity produced from coal and gas power plants was more than made up for by an enormous increase in wind farms and solar power plants. In effect, Poland returned as an electricity exporter in energy markets.

The total output of the Polish power plant system is now almost 60 gigawatts, and that figure represents only the beginning of a large investment cycle. National power plants generated 1.6 TWh (0.91 percent) more power than in 2021, initial data of the Polish Power Grid (PSE) company shows.

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Sweden’s Chances of Joining NATO Go Up in Flames After Koran Book-Burning: Turkey’s President Erdogan Says the Swedes ‘Should Not Expect Our Support’ After Anti-Islam Politician’s Stunt

Convicted far-right leader Rasmus Paludan, 41, was allowed by Swedish police to burn the Koran outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday. It has provoked a strong reaction from Turkey.

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Swedish PM Slammed for ‘Apology’ Over Qur’an Burning at Turkish Embassy

Swedish Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson has come under fire, including from a top ally, after he criticised a Qur’an being burned outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm over the weekend.

Prime Minister Kristersson stated on Twitter that he felt the Qur’an burning, which was carried out by Danish anti-Islam activist Rasmus Paludan, was not appropriate and expressed sympathy to Muslims who had been offended by the act.

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Tanks for Ukraine: Polish PM Urges German Bravery on Leopard 2 Decision

Poland’s prime minister has called on Germany to be “brave” and allow his country to export 14 Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine.

Mateusz Morawiecki told the BBC that Germany had a “special responsibility”, having built up “huge Russian funds” before the war by buying its gas.

Ukraine sees the tanks as vital for breaking through Russian lines and to beat an anticipated counter-offensive.

But as Leopard 2s are made in Germany, Berlin needs to approve their export.

Germany has been hesitant to send its own or allow other nations to do the same.

One of its concerns is that a sudden move could further escalate the conflict with Russia…

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UK: ‘Lockdown Orgy’ at St. Mary’s Cathedral Sparks Vatican Investigation

When it comes to sexual deviancy among priests who are supposed to be celibate, it’s not just about the kids — although pedophilia does come up in this report.

According to The Sunday Times, the Vatican is now investigating allegations of a lockdown ‘sex party’ in the priest’s quarters at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Newcastle, UK.

“A number of complaints were made by individuals within the diocese after information came to light about a sex party taking place in the priests’ living quarters attached to Newcastle cathedral,” a diocese source told the outlet. A second source said: “The cathedral had become a laughing stock.”

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UK: Black Boy Lane

A road in London called ‘Black Boy Lane’ was renamed because it was “racist,” despite the change being opposed by 100% of black people who lived on the road.

It cost the taxpayer £186,000.

The old name still remains on the sign, and the new name has been crossed out with spray paint.

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UK: King Charles’ Crown Estate Files Lawsuit Against Elon Musk and Twitter Over Alleged Unpaid London Rent

The estate of Britain’s King Charles has filed a lawsuit against Elon Musk and Twitter over the company’s alleged unpaid rent.

When Musk took over Twitter in late October, he slashed jobs at the bloated company.

Twitter got rid of about 80% of its employees since Musk took over, leaving around 1,300 working employees.

The company has only 550 full-time engineers now.

And no one can tell the difference.

Shortly after Musk made his move the rest of the Big Tech giants followed.

They saw what Musk did and they took the temporary hit to their stock prices as a reason to follow suit without admitting what they were doing.

“@elonmusk’s moves at Twitter are inspiring founders who are making tough decisions in the recent economic downturn,” Andrew Chen, a general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, said.

“I’ve heard from many founders who are cutting fat, making big product moves, and getting hardcore — and not afraid.

“A new playbook is being written in real time.”

But Musk is still saddled with office rent around the world that he does not need.

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WEF Speaker Threatens Elon Musk With ‘Sanctions’ if He Refuses to ‘Behave’ and Censor Free Speech

A powerful World Economic Forum (WEF) speaker has threatened Elon Musk with “sanctions” if he refuses to “behave” by complying with demands to censor free speech on Twitter.

EU Commission VP for Values and Transparency Vera Jourova blasted Musk from the WEF’s annual gathering in Davos, Switzerland.

The top EU technocrat issued the threat while asserting that Musk has not “behaved in a decent way.”

Jourova took aim at Musk for his efforts to eliminate censorship from his recently acquired social media platform.

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Former Lebanon PM Diab Charged in Beirut Blast Investigation

Lebanon’s public prosecutor and head of its domestic intelligence agency also are charged in connection with the 2020 explosion, which killed at least 218 people.

The judge investigating the 2020 Beirut port explosion has charged Lebanon’s then-prime minister, Hassan Diab, and two other former ministers with homicide with probable intent, according to a court summons seen by the Reuters news agency.

Other top officials, including the country’s public prosecutor and the head of the domestic intelligence agency, were also charged in connection with the blast, judicial sources said on Tuesday.

Judge Tarek Bitar, who has unexpectedly resumed an inquiry that has been paralysed by high-level political resistance, has scheduled questioning with Prosecutor General Ghassan Oweidat for February.

Pierre Gemayel, brother of a victim, told Al Jazeera that he was surprised but also happy with Bitar’s move.

“It is not normal [that for] more than one year the investigation is blocked; now we have a little hope that something is moving on,” he said.

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Senior Ukraine Officials Quit After Zelensky Announced Crackdown on Corruption

The deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office Kyrylo Tymoshenko asked to be relieved of his duties, according to an online copy of a decree.

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Ukrainian Catholic Leader Warns Against Russian Orthodox Ban

The head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church has warned against moves by President Volodymyr Zelensky’s government to outlaw Orthodox communities linked to Moscow, and urged his countrymen to “give Russians a chance to repent.”

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Ukraine Rocked by Corruption Scandal, Wave of Top Officials Resign: Sports Cars, Mansions & Luxury Vacations as People Suffered

The Ukrainian government on Tuesday confirmed the resignation of multiple high ranking officials amid large-scale corruption allegations, in what’s being called the biggest mass resignation and graft scandal since the Russian invasion began.

Some dozen officials have quit their posts after a huge political shake-up over allegations and probes into cases ranging from bribery, to mismanagement of aid funds for purchasing food, to embezzlement, to driving expensive cars while common people suffer under wartime conditions.

A top presidential adviser and four deputy ministers — among these two defense officials, along with five regional governors were forced out of their posts. And among the regional governors to step down included officials overseeing regions which have seen intense fighting, including the Zaporizhzhia and Kherson regions, where Russian forces have lately reported gains.

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Ukrainian Grain Exports Threaten Central Europe

Last year, the Russian naval blockade of Ukrainian grain shipments sent global wheat prices soaring by 60 percent in three months, which sparked fears of a food crisis in Africa and Asia. Now that the grain supply routes have been reopened, new problems are arising, with Central European grain producers threatened by the influx of Ukrainian grain.

With the situation returning to normal, the volume of shipments to Hungary and other EU member states neighboring Ukraine has increased sharply, causing a serious market disruption.

The fundamental problem is that international grain traders are now shipping Ukrainian instead of EU-produced grain not only to markets outside the EU, but also to markets within the EU.

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BASF, Eramet Plan $2.6 Billion Nickel Smelter in Indonesia

BASF SE and Eramet SA plan to spend as much as $2.6 billion building a nickel-cobalt refinery in Indonesia, expanding a wave of investment in the Southeast Asian nation aimed at feeding growing demand from electric vehicles.

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China’s Tax-Deductible Operation to Influence American Students

by Daniel Greenfield

Senators and law enforcement officials have expressed concern about the presence of the Confucius Institute on college campuses. The Trump administration demanded that it register as a foreign mission. It has been the subject of congressional investigations, a defense boycott, warnings from cabinet members, and scrutiny at the highest levels of government.

And yet multiple Confucius Institute branches are fundraising in the United States and the D.C. office, the Confucius Institute U.S. Center, remains a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the IRS.

The Confucius Institute’s office on Embassy Row, just off Dupont Circle, less than a dozen blocks from the White House, is part of a global presence that stretches from D.C. to China.

And it’s one that has many government officials worried.

The FBI has expressed concern about the CCP front group. 2021’s National Defense Authorization Act blocked Defense Department funding for campuses where Confucius Institutes were embedded. That concern has not extended to the IRS which has targeted conservative nonprofits, but has shown no interest in an enemy front group’s nonprofit status.

To the IRS, conservative politics disqualify a nonprofit, but not foreign influence or Communism.

It is too busy scrutinizing $600 Venmo transactions by Americans to bother taking a closer look at an operation by our leading geopolitical enemy trying to manipulate American students. An organization whose presence, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and former Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, warned “has never been more concerning,nor more consequential.”

Liu Yunshan, the Chinese Communist regime’s propaganda boss, declared that, “We should do well in establishing and operating overseas cultural centers and Confucius Institutes.”

The Confucius Institute was described as as “an important part of China’s overseas propaganda set-up.”…

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New York Times Celebrates ‘Benefits’ Of Chinese Communist Party’s Strict Censorship

The New York Times has celebrated the alleged “benefits” of living under the Chinese Communist Party’s strict censorship laws and the regime’s other brutal measures.

An NYT op-ed argues that China’s strict censorship laws can provide “benefits” such as a “kid-friendly Internet.”

According to the newspaper, mass surveillance also offers “its own kind of freedom.”

The piece goes on to boast of Chinese children being “co-parented” by China’s authoritarian government.

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Wuhan Collaborator EcoHealth Alliance Gets Fresh $3 Million Grant From DoD

Six weeks ago the Department of Defense (DoD) awarded a $3 million grant to EcoHealth Alliance, the New York-based nonprofit which was used to funnel millions of US taxpayer dollars to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where they collaborated to make bat coronaviruses more transmissible to humans via gain-of-function genetic manipulation.

The grant was awarded as part of a DoD program related to countering weapons of mass destruction, as noted by Just the News and Rutgers professor Richard H. Ebright.

This latest grant from the DoD is officially meant for “reducing the threat of viral spillover from wildlife in the Philippines.”

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Aboriginal Mother-of-Two Tells Aussies Why They Should Not Post Australia Day Celebration Photos on Social Media

An Aboriginal model has urged Aussies to refrain from posting photos of Australia Day celebrations on social media as it is ‘insensitive’ to the plight of First Nations people.

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Anthony Albanese Announces Controversial Grog Restrictions to STEM ‘Out of Control’ Violence in an Outback Town — as Waleed Aly Makes Pointed Remark About the Area’s ‘White’ Top Cop

The Prime Minister has announced new measures to deal with out-of-control crime in Alice Springs on a visit to the troubled outback Northern Territory town on Tuesday.

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Bill Gates Warns Australia to Prepare for the Next Pandemic — Which Could be Man-Made and Far More Brutal Than COVID

Mr Gates told the Lowy Institute think tank in Sydney on Monday that political leaders needed to set aside their differences and work together to prepare for the next virus.

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Bill Gates Plows Millions Into Firm Vowing to Save Planet by Stopping Cows Burping

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has invested millions of dollars in a company that seeks to stop cows from burping in an apparent effort to save the planet.

Gates has reportedly backed an Australian-based startup looking to stop cows from burping methane emissions.

The billionaire is pouring funds into the company’s research around livestock food supplements.

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Bill Gates Flies Around Australia on $70 Million Dollar Private Jet Lecturing People About Climate Change

Billionaire Bill Gates is currently flying around Australia on board his $70 million dollar luxury private jet lecturing people about climate change.

Yes, really.

The Microsoft founder is trying to drum up business for his Breakthrough Energy company by telling investors, “The reason why climate change is worth investing in massively is because it will get worse and worse over time.”

The potential for climate catastrophe doesn’t appear to be enough for Gates to change his own behavior, however, as he burns around 1,700 liters of fuel per hour while gallivanting around in his $70m Gulfstream.

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Exclusive: Farmer Turns His Field Into a Devastating Goodbye Troll Message to Jacinda Ardern — as He Reveals Why He and Many Kiwis Had Enough of ‘Saint Jacinda’ After She Revealed Plan to Quit as PM

A New Zealand farmer has decided to see off Kiwi Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern by mowing a giant ‘light-hearted tribute’ to ‘Cindy’ into his field for those flying overhead into Auckland to read.

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Exclusive: Harrowing Details of Fireball Crash: Eyewitness Reveals Critical Mistake Workmates Made During High Speed Police Chase — and Off-Duty Cops’ Desperate Efforts to Save Them

Jebriel Dandan and Seifeddine Malas burnt to death trapped inside the fiery wreckage on Sydney’s M4 freeway after the car crashed onto its roof and was engulfed in flames.

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Fuming Baker Loses it at PM in Explosive Live TV Rant About His Lawless Outback Town Yelling for Him to ‘Get Up Here and Have a Crack’ — As Anthony Albanese Scrambles to Visit Amid Crime Spree

Darren Clarke’s bakery in Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory, has been broken into 41 times over three years. He has called on the government to tackle escalating levels of crime.

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Homeowners Are Urged to Start Paying Indigenous Australians ‘Weekly Rent’ For ‘Living on Their Land’ — And it Would Add Up to Hundreds of Dollars a Year

A proposal to help Indigenous people suggests all Aussie homeowners donate one percent of their weekly wages — every week.- in order to ‘Pay the Rent’ for the use of Aboriginal land.

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Inside $70 Million Fossil Fuel Guzzling Private Jet Bill Gates is Flying Around Australia on While Warning About Climate Change — as He Claims the Next Pandemic Will Worse Than COVID

The world’s fourth richest man relaxed on Lizard Island on Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef before flying to Sydney on his private jet and will travel to Melbourne later in the week.

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Jacinta Price Calls Out Anthony Albanese for Sending Money Overseas Instead of Helping Struggling Australians in Lawless ‘War Zone’

Senator Jacinta Price has accused Prime Minister Anthony Albanese of being quick to fly overseas and pledge help to other nations while ignoring the ‘war zone’ in the crime-racked Northern Territory.

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New Telstra Boss Becomes One of the Most High-Profile Corporate Figures to Say She Will Work This Australia Day: ‘it Feels Right for Me’

Telstra’s CEO has become Australia’s most notable corporate figure to publicly announce that she will work on Australia Day — as the debate around the controversial date rages on.

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Simon Dunn, Famed Australian Olympian and Rugby Player, Dies Suddenly at 35

Officials in Australia have confirmed that the nation’s first openly gay Olympic bobsledder, Simon Dunn, died suddenly at age 35.

Dunn’s body was reportedly found at his home in Sydney on Saturday. Police do not feel the death is suspicious and are going on the assumption that there is a medical reason for the passing, according to Yahoo Sports.

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Single Woolworths Picture Exposes the Frightening Reality of ‘Lawless’ Outback Town — Where All Doors Are Closed Except One Because of Crime Wave

The Alice Springs Woolworths will bring forward its closing time from 9pm to 7pm from January 30 to protect shoppers and staff from ‘incidents’.

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The Australian Open Will Do Nothing to Recognise Australia Day to Avoid Offending People With ‘Differing Views’ About January 26 — Here’s What Tournament Will Celebrate Instead

The grand slam has taken the decision to ignore the national celebration because it goes against its mission to be ‘inclusive and respectful of all’ tennis fans.

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The Australia Day Demands Indigenous Influencers Have for Their Followers — From Donating Public Holiday Pay to Refusing to Attend ‘Invasion Day’ Events

Social media influencers are using their platforms to share tips on how young people can support First Nations people on Australia Day — and the activities revellers should avoid.

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The Public Holiday That Shall Not be Named: Pubs Can’t Bring Themselves to Say the Words ‘Australia Day’ For Events Around January 26

Sydney pubs in Darlinghurst, Double Bay, Miranda, Cronulla and others are marketing their Australia Day functions as ‘public holiday eve’ events.

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Anti-Open Borders Protesters Face-Off Against NGOs, Antifa in Irish Capital

Anti-open borders protesters faced off against Antifa and NGO officials on Saturday as Ireland’s mass immigration crisis continues to mount.

Irish men and women protesting their government’s platform of mass immigration faced off against Antifa and the members of various NGOs in the country’s capital of Dublin on Saturday.

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Bloodstained Journey of Afghan Double Murderer Who Shot Two People Dead With an AK-47 in Serbia But Was Allowed to Claim Asylum in the UK Before Killing Again

Depraved triple killer Lawangeen Abdulrahimzai stabbed to death Thomas Roberts in Bournemouth last year. Now the asylum seeker’s murderous journey from Afghanistan to the UK can be revealed.

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Internal EU Report: Asylum Applications Has Increased by Half Except in Hungary

Accordingly, the number of asylum applications in the 27 EU countries increased last year by 46,5 percent to a total of 923 991. The EU Commission’s “situation report” refers to previously unpublished figures from the European Asylum Support Office (EUAA) from the beginning of January.

Also no surprise is that Germany remains the main destination for economic migrants. The number of applications has increased by a third compared to 2021 to the highest value since 2016. Every third applicant in Germany came from Syria, followed by Afghanistan (17 percent), Turkey (10 percent) and Iraq (6,7 percent).

Overall, by far the most asylum applications in the EU were made in Germany in 2022, totalling 226 467. France (154 597), Spain (116 952) and Austria (108 490) were the other popular destinations.

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Migrants Bused to New York City From Texas Are Arrested After ‘Shoplifting’ $12,489 From Macy’s Store on Long Island

Four migrants who were brought into New York City on buses from the U.S.-Mexico border were arrested earlier this month after allegedly shoplifting thousands in merchandise.

Wrallan Cabezas Meza, 19, Miguel Angel Rojas, 21, Rafael Rojas, 27, and Jose Garcia Escobar, 30, are accused of traveling from Manhattan to Nassau County on Long Island to steal $12,489 in goods from the Macy’s Roosevelt Field mall.

Since Republican governors began sending migrants to New York City last year, an estimated 40,000 asylum seekers have arrived in the Big Apple.

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Most Americans Want No Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants: Poll

A new survey has revealed that a majority of Americans believe that the Biden administration should not grant full amnesty and citizenship to immigrants undergoing an “asylum review” process or those that are in the country illegally.

The poll, conducted by The Trafalgar Group in partnership with Convention of States Action of 1079 likely general election voters, found that just 14 percent of Americans overall say that people in the country illegally should be granted citizenship and amnesty.

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North Africans Terrorize German Green University City

One of the most liberal cities in Germany, the university city of Freiburg located in southern Germany, is facing a massive crime wave perpetrated by North African migrants as well as mass riots at the city’s main asylum reception center.

The violence at the reception center has required the police to launch major operations on five separate occasions. Freiburg’s police forces were overwhelmed during the incidents and forced to call for reinforcements from neighboring districts and the German Federal Police to control the chaos, according to German newspaper Stern.

Just on Sunday, approximately 40 foreigners, mostly North Africans and Syrians, attacked each other with knives, sticks, and other objects. Officers made three arrests, but just hours later, another mass brawl broke out involving knives, with 300 foreigners either fighting or watching the fights unfold. Later, at midnight, a third riot broke out involving 40 men who attacked each other with various objects, according to police.

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‘Polling Earthquake’ — Austria’s Anti-Immigration Freedom Party (FPÖ) Is Now Country’s No.1 Party

Austria’s right-wing Freedom Party (FPÖ), known for its strict stance on immigration and opposition to Russia sanctions, is now the top party in Austria once again after seven years.

Described as a “polling earthquake” by Austrian newspaper Heute.at, the party would win 28 percent of the vote, according to the monthly poll conducted by Unique opinion research Institute for news magazine Profil.

At the same time, the Social Democrats (SPÖ) lost 2-percentage points, dropping to 24 percent. SPÖ fell even farther on the question of chancellor, with only 12 percent of respondents say they would vote for Pamela Rendi-Wagner, while last month that was 15 percent.

Currently, the FPÖ, led by Herbert Kickl, has a 4-point lead over SPÖ. Kickl has gained in popularity, with 17 percent saying they would vote for him, while in December, only 15 percent said they would.

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Teen Stabbed by African ‘Refugee’ at French School

An African ‘refugee’ has been convicted of stabbing a teen boy at a school in France last week, according to reports.

The horrifying incident unfolded at around 3 p.m. on January 17 in Saint-Nazaire, a commune in the Brittany region.

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Texas Leads 20 Republican States in Suing Biden Admin Over Migrant Parole Program

FIRST ON FOX: A coalition of 20 states and a top conservative legal group are suing the Biden administration over its recently expanded humanitarian parole program that allows tens of thousands of migrants from designated countries a month into the U.S., arguing that the program is unlawful.

The lawsuit, filed by Texas and America First Legal in the Southern District of Texas, is joined by 19 additional states who are seeking to block the Biden administration’s parole program, which allow up to 30,000 migrants from Haiti, Nicaragua, Cuba and Venezuela into the U.S. each month.

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Breaking: 2 Antifa Indicted for Targeting Pro-Life Pregnancy Center in Florida ‘Jane’s Revenge’ Attack

The Department of Justice has indicted two Florida residents on charges of a civil rights conspiracy for spray-painting threats on reproductive health services and for violating the FACE Act. If convicted, the two could face up to 12 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and up to $350,000 in fines.

The Grand Jury indictment from the Middle District of Florida “alleges that Caleb Freestone, 27, and Amber Smith-Stewart, 23, engaged in a conspiracy to prevent employees of reproductive health services facilities from providing those services.”

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Campus Watch: Ontario University Creates “LGBTQ2IA+ Only” Swim Times

The University of Guelph (U of G) in Southwestern Ontario is offering “LGBTQ2IA+ Only” swimming times on Wednesdays at its athletics centre.

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DeSantis Calls Out Media’s ‘Mischaracterization’ of ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Legislation: ‘Not a Good Hill to Die on’

Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis is calling out the “mischaracterization” of what the mainstream media and certain liberals have deemed the ‘Don’t Say Gay Bill’ in season 2 of Pete Hegseth’s Fox Nation series ‘The MisEducation of America.’

DeSantis passed the Parental Rights in Education Act last summer to protect the innocence of children by banning school employees or third parties from instructing kids on sexual orientation and gender identity in grades kindergarten through third, according to a previous Fox News report.

In spite of the immense backlash the act has received, from both the mainstream media and the Biden White House, DeSantis has maintained the mischaracterization is not “a good hill” for those in opposition to die on.

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Podcaster Loses Sponsor After Discussing Trans Issues Critically

Canadian-American author Kira Davis says her popular podcast’s largest sponsor dropped their ads from her show after remarks she made involving the LGBT community and trans issues.

Davis, the host of the “Just Listen To Yourself” podcast, invites guests from across the political spectrum to discuss controversial issues. She says her biggest sponsor, Indeed.com, dropped their ads after two episodes of the podcast were released that discussed the LGBTQ community and drag queens.

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‘This Rapist Decided He Was No Longer a Man Only After Appearing in Court on a Rape Charge’: Fury as Sex Attacker Transitions Before Trial and is Sent to a Women’s Prison — Despite Warnings About Sturgeon’s Gender Change Law

Isla Bryson was known as Adam Graham when they carried out the violent sex attacks in 2016 and 2019 after attacking the victims she met online.

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UK Government Promotes Religious ‘Same-Sex Marriage’ And Ban on ‘Transgender Conversion Therapy’

In a move that has infuriated the few real conservatives left in the Tory party, Rishi Sunak’s government has announced an extension of its planned ban on “conversion therapies” for homosexuals to “transgender” people, i.e., people self-identifying as persons of the opposite sex.

The plan was confirmed on Jan. 17 by Sunak’s Culture Secretary Michelle Donelan, with the responsible minister, Equalities Minister Kemi Badenoch, later somewhat toning down the announcement by saying that the planned ban would undergo thorough consultations to avoid ending up criminalizing parents when they advise their children on gender issues and other undesirable side effects of the new law.

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University of Alabama Professor Leaves Due to ‘Obsession’ to Push Equity in Science: ‘Rise of Illiberalism’

An University of Alabama professor left a teaching position due to the “obsession” over the university’s push for equity in science and the “rise of illiberalism.”

Dr. Matthew M. Wielicki, a Polish immigrant and Earth Science professor, cited distance from family as one of the reasons for leaving. However, he dug deeper into why he left through a series of tweets to raise a concern about the state of higher education.

“Furthermore, over the last decade or so, but especially the last few years, the obsession with universities and grant-funding institutions on immutable characteristics of faculty and students and the push for equity in science above all else has dramatically changed the profession of an academic professor,” Wielicki said.

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Vanderbilt Professor Slams College Math as ‘White’ Space

Vanderbilt Professor Luis Leyva described college math as “white” and “cis-hetero-patriarchal” in a paper delivered this month at a major mathematics summit, the College Fix has reported.

Leyva, who is associate professor of mathematics education at Vanderbilt University, was invited to give the Spectra Lavender Lecture in Boston at the Joint Mathematics Meetings 2023, described as “largest mathematics gathering in the world.”

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Woke ‘Scooby Doo’ Spin-Off ‘Velma’ Makes History With Terrible Reviews

“Velma,” the “woke” spin-off of the classic cartoon “Scooby Doo,” has just made history with its terrible reviews.

The HBO Max show was created by actress Mindy Kaling and tells the alleged origin story of the “Scooby Doo” character Velma Dinkley.

However, Kaling altered the Velma character and added leftist messaging to the show to make it more “woke.”

As we’ve seen time and time again, going “woke” is not a recipe for success, quite the opposite in fact.

And in this story, Velma’s commitment to the “Get Woke, Go Broke” mantra is displayed in its historically bad reviews.

The show has been getting trashed on the review-aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes.

And now it’s landed the number three spot on IMDb’s list of worst-rated shows of all time.

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4 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 1/24/2023

  1. “We didn’t see it coming.”

    DIVERSITY & CULTURAL ENRICHMENT BLOSSOMS
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    Third World immigration is now making its mark on all of Stockholm
    with full force, including the ‘liberal’ city centre.

    Discontent in Stockholm: “Has become a multicultural [sphincter]”.

    Murders, shootings, bombs and arson all over Greater Stockholm every night now. Not even Solna, Södermalm and the like get away.

    Residents tell Fria Tider how crime, violence and destruction affect their lives

    Published 25 January 2023.

    The gang war in Stockholm is growing rapidly and is now leading to explosions, arsons and shootings even in places previously considered fairly calm.

    Fria Tider has been contacted by residents in several parts of the Stockholm area who describe life as living in a war zone.

    – Jordbro is our new North African colony, in the middle of a dying Sweden, says one man.

    Surrounded by the forests of Södertörn, Jordbro, south of Stockholm, used to be described as a quiet but perhaps a little boring, small-town community.

    But that’s no longer the case. On 4 January, a 25-year-old man was shot dead in Jordbro and another one sustained life-threatening injuries.

    This Sunday, when police made a random check of a car in the area, they discovered that the car was filled with criminal immigrants and firearms. Among them, a 14-year-old, who was out to collect “a six-figure sum on banging someone”, according to Aftonbladet.

    Four people were arrested. And last night, explosions were heard throughout Jordbro as disgruntled criminals set fire to buildings and cars, waking residents.

    – I woke up last night to the sound of roaring and bright beams of light against the windows. It was 1:35am. It was the Stockholm police picket bus sniffing around here in the yard, says a man on Sandstensvägen in Jordbro to Fria Tider.

    – I went back to sleep, but at 02:55 there was a big explosion. I thought, what the hell have the ‘babbel-people’ come up with now? And outside I saw three police cars, two fire engines, and a squad car arrive in three minutes.

    All around the house, cars and buildings were on fire. The man says, the area has turned into “a hellhole” and that it feels like living in a war zone of a developing country.
    – Jordbro is our new North African colony, in the middle of a dying Sweden.

    The new year has begun violently in Stockholm. On 2 January an entrance gate was blown up in Grimsta, just over an hour later, another entrance gate in Bagarmossen. On 5 January, an apartment building was blown up in Farsta Strand, and on 11 January several people opened fire inside the Kungsängen commuter train station.

    On 12 January an apartment building was shot at in Järfälla and on 16 January a man in his 20s was shot dead olna. A day later, the “hipster leftist’s” favourite restaurant Faros at Nytorget on Södermalm was blown up .

    – All people at Södermalm became racists overnight, a witness in the area told Fria Tider after the incident.

    A woman, also living in the district, said:
    – I live in a rental apartment, but half my neighbourhood has paid many millions for their plagesto to avoid living in a multicultural [sump]. But now we are there, even here in the Sofia parish.

    – It’s like in Colombia or Mogadishu – or even Angered in Gothenburg, now you have to think twize before you outside go near buildings, cars or garbage cans . Things can go off at any time and anywhere.

    – The day after the bombing in Södermalm, three floors of an office building in the Kista district were destroyed in a similar bombing. And a day later, two apartments were shelled while a man was kidnapped in central Stockholm.

    On Thursday a man was shot dead in Solna, on Friday a stairwell in Skarpnäck was blown to pieces and the same evening a door was shot at in Fruängen – however no deaths.

    The police are now open about losing control of immigrant violence in the capital, saying that criminals have taken over.

    – It’s a hell in pure Swedish, we have failed, says the commissioner Gunnar Appelgren to Aftonbladet.

  2. Eva Vlaardingerbroek recently tweeted:

    A Syrian man just stabbed 7 people on a train in Germany, killing at least 2. The murder of Europeans by migrants, is something we hear about every day, but nothing ever changes. The borders stay open and & ‘leaders’ aren’t held accountable. Europeans are dangerously subdued.

    Her source:
    Messerattacke in Regionalzug zwischen Kiel und Hamburg – es gibt mehrere Tote. Der Täter ist inzwischen in Gewahrsam. Bei ihm soll es sich laut Medienberichten um einen Syrer handeln.
    pleiteticker.de/breaking-news-…

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    Heavyweight Muslims call for boycott of Sweden

    Published 25 January 2023

    The Azhar University in Egypt, the highest institution of learning for Sunni Muslims, is calling for a boycott of Swedish goods after Rasmus Paludan’s Koran burning this weekend. This is reported by SVT News.

    The incident took place outside the Turkish embassy in Stockholm on Saturday and has had widespread consequences, not least in Muslim countries where large protests have taken place.

    Turkey has also announced that approval of Sweden’s application to become a member of NATO is no longer an option following the burning of the Koran.

    The call from al-Azhar University could have major economic consequences if millions of people start boycotting Swedish goods, according to SVT’s Middle East correspondent Samir Abu Eid. He points out that the university is the most important and heaviest institution in Sunni Islam and if countries feel that this is something that the population reacts strongly to, it could grow even more.

    The incident has also led to criticism of the Swedish government. Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson (M) has denounced the Koran burning, while SD has strongly criticised the slur on Erdogan and other Muslims.

    Al-Azhar University already condemned the Koran burnings last spring, which were followed by violent Muslim riots in several Swedish cities.

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    YouTube celebrity “Angry Blatter” says 2023 will be his last year as a pollster.

    After YouTube censorship: ‘Angry Blatter’ shuts down

    Published 25 January 2023

    “Angry Foreigner”, also known as “An Angry Blatter Speaks”, is one of Sweden’s most popular political commentators on Youtube. But due to the Google-owned platform’s surreptitious censorship, he is now choosing to end his opinion-forming activities altogether.

    “Angry Foreigner” has made a huge success with his critical Youtube films about politically correct Sweden and has over 200,000 followers on the video service.

    However, he has long criticised Youtube for “shadow blocking” his videos. On Substack, the profile now writes that 20,000 of his subscribers have mysteriously disappeared.

    He has therefore now decided to completely stop using Youtube and all other opinion-forming activities.

    – That’s right. 2023 will be my last year, and by then I will have been active for almost a decade, says “Angry Foreigner” to Fria Tider.

    He has no plans to continue investing in alternative platforms.

    – I’ve been on Bitchute, Rumble and Odysee for a long time. But a big challenge with the cancel culture is the laziness of those who use social media. Everyone complains about Facebook and YouTube but no one is willing to switch to something better. Few have the courage to change their everyday consumption habits,” he says.

    “The ‘Angry Foreigner’, who has a Bosnian immigrant background, intends to round off his advocacy work with a book that will be published soon.

    – “An Angry Blatter Speaks” is the book that will be released in a few weeks. In it, I summarize my personal journey, whereupon the book naturally connects to an angry blonde’s perspective on migration politics as well as celebrity, internet culture and mental illness.

    The idea, according to the “angry blonde”, is to write “a unique contribution to the social debate that tackles the tough issues”.

    For example, what it is about cultural differences that creates the so-called integration problem, why immigrants become criminals, and what dooms the Swedish multicultural experiment to failure.

    – The book will be completely DIY (do-it-yourself) and released via my official website, where you can also sign up for newsletters to receive notifications about my latest video projects, says “Angry Foreigner”.

    video
    https://youtu.be/8yR6IVPRQyU

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