Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2023

Russia has been accused of staging photos that allegedly show captured US-made military vehicles in Belgorod. Meanwhile, Yevgeny Prigozhin, the head of the Wagner Group, warned that there is a risk of a new Russian revolution due to the failure of the war in Ukraine.

In other news, Sai Varshith Kandula, the white supremacist who allegedly crashed a rented U-Haul into White House barriers, is reported to have praised Hitler after he was arrested.

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Financial Crisis
» Fox News Poll: Majority Says Only Increase Debt Ceiling With Spending Cuts
» Grave Warning Aussies Could Lose Their Jobs Because Interest Rate Rises Have ‘Gone Too Far’: Finance Expert Sounds the Alarm Amid Fears of a Recession
» ‘I Haven’t Seen Any Plumbing Robots:’ Mike Rowe Says AI is Coming for Desk Jobs, Not Skilled Trades
» Moody’s Analytics: Skyrocketing Rents Across U.S. Far Outpace Income Growth
» The Grim Life of Australia’s New ‘Working Homeless’: Employed Woman Forced to Live in a Tent as Rents Spiral Out of Control is Bashed in Park
» UK Inflation Drops Below Double Digits, But Soaring Food Prices Remain a Cause for Concern
 
USA
» 30 Tons of Explosive Fertilizer Disappeared From Train After Departing Cheyenne
» Arkansas Man Who Put Feet on Nancy Pelosi Office Desk During Capitol Protest Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison
» Big Tech Shareholder Calls for Reports on Government Censorship Collusion
» Black Lives Matter is Headed for Insolvency After Plunging $8.5m Into the Red — But Founder Patrisse Cullors’ Brother Was Still Paid $1.6m for ‘Security Services’ in 2022, While Sister of Board Member Earned $1.1m for ‘Consulting’
» BLM Teeters on the Brink of Insolvency After an $8.5 Million Loss in 2022
» Breaking: Twitter Files Reporter Matt Taibbi Reveals He Was Visited by the IRS on the Same Day He Testified Before Congress — Jim Jordan Demands Answers
» Breaking: Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Tweets Image of JFK, Advocates for Abolition of CIA, NSA, FBI
» Bystander Killed, 4 Others Injured After San Francisco Carjacking Morphs Into Police Pursuit
» CA Reparations Board Rep Demands ‘Installments’ for Black People if Full Payment Isn’t Available
» Child Killer, Rapist Out on Parole in New York Charged With Sexual Assault of Elderly Woman After Kathy Hochul Signed ‘Less is More’ Law in 2021
» DeSantis Campaign Raises $1M in One Hour After White House Launch, Spokesman Says
» Elon Musk Raises Concerns Over Advanced AI That ‘Eliminates or Constrains Humanity’s Growth’
» Far-Left Agitator Arrested for Allegedly Throwing Brick at San Fransisco Mayor During Speech Against Open-Air Drug Markets
» Federal Court Deals Blow to ATF Pistol Brace Rule Ahead of Gun Accessory Registration Deadline
» House Votes to Cancel Biden’s $400 Billion Student Loan Handout
» Lawyer Alleges DMAX Was Aware of Feud Prior to Shooting, Had Non-Existent Security
» Man Accused of Ramming U-Haul Into Barriers Near White House Praised Hitler After His Arrest, Court Filings Say
» Maryland Father of 3 Beaten to Death Outside Home After Protecting Child From Middle School Fight
» Must Watch: O’Keefe Media Group Reveals Fetterman Wants to Overturn Second Amendment, Hand Picks Journalists to Write Positive Stories
» North Carolina University Confronts Mental Health Crisis After Student Suicides
» Ron DeSantis Busts Media Stranglehold, Announces Presidential Bid: ‘I Am Running to Lead Our Great American Comeback’
» Ron DeSantis Broke Twitter, and Trump Can’t Stand It
» Ron DeSantis Hits Disney on Twitter Spaces, Says Disney World Made Money Staying Open During COVID
» San Francisco Woman Alleges a 10-Year-Old Boy Overdosed After Coming Into Contact With Fentanyl During Walk Home From School
» San Francisco Controller Report Finds Nearly Half of Commercial Sidewalks Had Feces in 2022
» Seattle Official Who Backed Convicted Pedophile for Board Seat on Homelessness Council Refuses to Resign
» Three Arrested, Including Trans Non-Binary Journalist, in Atlanta for Stalking Officer, Distributing Fliers Against Police Training Facility
» Trump to Face Criminal Charges March 2024 in NYC Court, Judge Officially Issues Gag Order
» Washington State Fires First-Ever Director of Equity After Failing to Maintain Stable Work Environment
» Watch: ‘Bike Karen’ Race-Hoaxers Flee Like Hunted Rats to Avoid Lawsuit
» Why Didn’t Durham Talk to the Liars Who Pushed Fake Trump-Russia Collusion? the Answer’s a Stunner.
 
Canada
» Campus Watch: University of Waterloo “Equity Committee” Must be 50% Non-Male & Non-White
» Children Given ‘Safer Snorting Kits’ at Canadian School: Report
» Concerned Voters Won’t Pursue Legal Action Over Tabulator Use in Advanced Polls
» Quebec Funeral Home Charging $700 for Doctor-Assisted Suicide Services
» Trudeau Says Pandemic “Showed Us What We’re Capable of” in Adopting Agenda 2030
» Two Men Charged With Arson After 120-Year-Old Alberta Church Burnt Down
» Victims of China’s Election Interference Express Disappointment in Johnston’s Findings
 
Europe and the EU
» BBC Fighting ‘Fake News’ With Fake Twitter Accounts
» British Prime Minister, AI Company Leaders Vow to Work Together So Society Can Benefit From the Technology
» EU Foreign Policy Chief and Polish Defense Minister at Odds Over Training of F-16 Pilots
» Euro Officials Furious Over Hungary Decision to Block Russia Sanctions
» German Police Raid Properties of Radical Green Protesters
» Hungarian-Swedish Relations Must Improve Before Vote on NATO Membership
» Proton Launches Family Plans as an Alternative to Big Tech Cloud and Email Solutions
» Syrian Brothers Arrested in Germany Planned to Blow Up Packed Swedish Church
» UK: Energy Bills Are Set to Drop £450 to £2k When Ofgem Lowers Its Price Cap (But Campaigners Warn Households Will Feel Little Relief and Prices Won’t Return to Normal Until 2030)
» UK: Just Stop Oil Protests Cost Police £3.5m in Month, Says Met
» UK: Moment Furious Father Trying to Take His Autistic Child to School Clashes With Cops Refusing to Move Just Stop Oil Eco-Zealots Out of Road — as Transit Van Man Screams, ‘Go and Do Some Work’
» UK: Six Just Stop Oil Protesters Arrested After Police Issue Orders to Clear Roads
» Visa Chooses Poland for Its Fifth Global Technology Hub
» Wales: Cars Torched, Police Attacked With Missiles as Riots Break Out in Cardiff Following Death of Two Teens
 
Middle East
» Israeli Man Stabbed to Death in Dubai
 
Russia
» Russian Soldier Detained for Rape of 2 Schoolgirls the Day After Returning Home From Ukraine Front Line
» Russian Troops Going AWOL? More Deserters Court-Martialed This Year Than in All of 2022
» U.S. Denies Involvement in Belgorod ‘Paramilitary’ Fighting, Warns Against ‘Bogus’ War Images
» Ukraine Likely Behind Kremlin Drone Attack, U.S. Officials Say: Report
» Ukraine Rejects PM Orban’s Assessment That Ukraine Cannot Win the War
» Ukraine War: Russia Accused of ‘Staging’ Pictures Showing Captured US-Made Vehicles in Belgorod
» Wagner Chief Warns of Second Russian Revolution Over Ukraine War Failures
 
South Asia
» Belt and Road Capture: Chinese State Oil Giant Moves Into Sri Lanka for 20 Years
» Not Just a Film… The Kerala Story Generates Social Awareness of Love Jihad With Islamic Brutality and Terrorism
» ‘You Are Too Popular’: India’s Modi Upstages Biden on Canceled Pacific Tour
 
Australia — Pacific
» Australia Ordered Social Media to Censor COVID-Related Posts Over 4,000 Times, Censored Non-Australians and Memes
» Dan Andrews’ Twisted Reality: Premier Buys Every Kid a Fishing Rod While Slugging Ordinary Victorians With New ‘COVID Taxes’… as He Fails to Reel in the State’s Soaring Debt
» Heartbreaking Moment Brother of Schoolboy Allegedly Stabbed to Death Fights Back Tears Demanding Justice — as Police Search for ‘Teen of Interest’
» How Renters Could Suffer Even More Under Daniel Andrew’s New COVID Taxes
» Lidia Thorpe Storms Out of Hearing After Another Indigenous Senator Calls Her ‘A Disgrace to Your People’ — Sparking a Furious Shouting Match Between the Two
» Moment Tearful Children Are Reunited With Parents After Perth School Shooting: Boy, 15, Opened Fire at Private College Sparking Massive Police Response as Campus and Nearby Daycare Go Into Lockdown
» Protesters Block Major Melbourne Intersection During Peak Hour
 
Latin America
» Brazil’s Socialist President Claims Zelensky Stood Him Up at G7 Summit
 
Immigration
» 200 Albanian Offenders to be Sent Home From UK Cells in Prison Transfer Scheme
» Crime in Austrian Asylum Centers Soared by 57.5% Last Year as Critics Claim Government is Failing on National Security
» Exclusive: Shocking Details From New York’s Largest Migrant Hotel: Drunk Children, Violence, Guns, and Drugs
» Exclusive: Portugal is ‘Paying a High Price’ After New Law Allows Up to 300 Million Foreigners to Gain Legal Residency, Says Leader of Portugal’s Chega Party, Andre Ventura
» GOP Rep. Hunt: Democrats’ Migration Pushes Americans Into Poverty
» Illegal Migrants Must be Forced to Leave France, Minister Says
» Shock Poll: 60% of Green Voters Agree Mass Immigration is Driving Housing Crisis in German State of Baden-Wurttemberg
» Suspect in Murder of Florida Officer is Illegal Immigrant From Guatemala
» Sweden: Nearly All Librarians Reject Obligation to Report Illegal Migrants to Authorities
» UK: Dozens of Migrants Cross the Channel in Hazy Conditions as Number of Small Boat Arrivals This Year Edges Towards 7,500
» UK: Rishi Sunak Warns That Soaring Immigration Could Cripple Housing, Schools and the NHS as He Tightens Rules on Foreign Students’ Families Ahead of Grim Figures Tomorrow…
 
Culture Wars
» Anheuser-Busch Earnings to Slide 26% This Year After Bud Light’s Dylan Mulvaney Tie-Up Alienated ‘A Subset of American Consumers’ Who Will Boycott the Beer ‘For the Foreseeable Future’, JPMorgan Warns
» Canada: High Schoolers Burn Bibles to Protest Catholic Activist in Calgary
» Gavin Newsom Claims Target ‘Is Selling Out the LGBTQ+ Community to Extremists’ by Removing Children’s Pride Merch From Stores
» Growing Number of Canadians Welcome Euthanasia on Demand for Non-Medical Reasons
» New Southwoke Airlines Billboard Pokes Fun at Bud Light Debacle
» Revival of Monty Python’s ‘Life of Bryan’ Censored to Remove Jokes About Man Who Wants to be a Woman, Have Babies
» Romania Forced to Legalize Same-Sex Civil Unions by Europe’s Top Human Rights Court
» Washington State Spending $83K on DEI Training Featuring Co Founder of Drag Queen Story Hour
 

Fox News Poll: Majority Says Only Increase Debt Ceiling With Spending Cuts

With under two weeks until a potential default on the nation’s debt, a majority of registered voters says increasing the debt ceiling should only happen with spending cuts, and two-thirds believe that failing to raise that limit will result in financial catastrophe. That’s a complete reversal from 12 years ago during the last debt ceiling crisis.

According to the latest Fox News survey, 63% think failing to raise the debt limit will create a financial catastrophe for America, while one-third (32%) say that’s an exaggeration. In July 2011, 39% felt catastrophe was on the horizon while 55% felt it was an overblown prediction.

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

Grave Warning Aussies Could Lose Their Jobs Because Interest Rate Rises Have ‘Gone Too Far’: Finance Expert Sounds the Alarm Amid Fears of a Recession

The cash rate went up to an 11-year high of 3.85 per cent earlier this month, marking the 11th rise in the last year.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

‘I Haven’t Seen Any Plumbing Robots:’ Mike Rowe Says AI is Coming for Desk Jobs, Not Skilled Trades

Mike Rowe, the host of popular TV shows Dirty Jobs and How America Works, has claimed that blue-collar jobs and skilled trades are safe from the growth of AI despite widespread fears of job losses due to technological advancements. According to Rowe, “I’ve been hearing for years that robots are going to wreck blue-collar work. Turns out AI is coming for your white-collar job.”

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

Moody’s Analytics: Skyrocketing Rents Across U.S. Far Outpace Income Growth

Skyrocketing rents across the United States are far outpacing income growth, a report published by Moody’s Analytics details.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

The Grim Life of Australia’s New ‘Working Homeless’: Employed Woman Forced to Live in a Tent as Rents Spiral Out of Control is Bashed in Park

Kerry, in her 30s, was renting a $1,200 a month two bedroom apartment in Sydney’s Waterloo just 12 months ago but now lives in a tent in Enmore Park.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

UK Inflation Drops Below Double Digits, But Soaring Food Prices Remain a Cause for Concern

U.K. inflation finally dropped below double-digits last month for the first time since August last year, but food prices continued to rise at alarming rates.

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) on Wednesday showed inflation had dropped to 8.7 percent in April, down considerably from the 10.1 percent recorded in March.

However, inflationary pressures are subsiding at a slower pace than predicted, failing to reach the 8.2 percent estimated by financial experts.

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

30 Tons of Explosive Fertilizer Disappeared From Train After Departing Cheyenne

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) — It sounds like the beginning of a plot to a mystery movie.

About 30 tons of ammonium nitrate fertilizer is still missing after disappearing during a rail trip from Cheyenne to California.

On April 12, a railcar carrying the chemical, used both as a fertilizer and an explosive, left on a two week trek to Saltdale, California. Once it arrived, the railcar was empty.

Officials are early in their investigation but the leading theory is the disappearance resulted from a leak, and there is no indication the material was stolen.

According to a spokesperson from Dyno Nobel, an explosives manufacturer whose plant the railcar departed, it’s believed the chemical leaked in small pellets along the way.

“Every indication is the pellets fell from the rail car onto the tracks in small quantities throughout the long trip.”

Though ammonium nitrate is routinely used as a common fertilizer, it can also be used as an explosive. All it needs is a little fuel.

Historically, there have been at least a half dozen instances where ammonium nitrate was the cause for deadly explosions. Most famously, the chemical was used in the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, which killed 168 people.

           — Hat tip: Roger [Return to headlines]
 

Arkansas Man Who Put Feet on Nancy Pelosi Office Desk During Capitol Protest Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison

An Arkansas man who was photographed during the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol protest with his feet propped on a desk in then-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office was sentenced on Wednesday to four and a half years in prison.

In January 2023, Richard “Bigo” Barnett was found guilty on all eight counts in his indictment, including felony charges of civil disorder and obstruction of an official proceeding.

Federal prosecutors asked the judge to sentence Barnett to more than seven years in prison followed by three years of supervised release for his actions during the January 6 protest.

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

Big Tech Shareholder Calls for Reports on Government Censorship Collusion

The National Legal and Policy Center (NPLC), a non-profit that is also a shareholder in Amazon, Alphabet, and Meta, says it is sponsoring proposals asking these corporations to look into the way free speech is suppressed on their platforms.

According to an announcement from NPLC, what prompted this action are the Twitter Files revelations into the depth and breadth of the Big Tech/government collusion.

The organization wants more transparency around the subject of removal of content at the behest of the US government and its agencies. The proposals will be sponsored as the three corporations hold their annual meetings between May 24 and June 2.

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

Black Lives Matter is Headed for Insolvency After Plunging $8.5m Into the Red — But Founder Patrisse Cullors’ Brother Was Still Paid $1.6m for ‘Security Services’ in 2022, While Sister of Board Member Earned $1.1m for ‘Consulting’

BLM’s Global Network Foundation, which officially emerged in November 2020, is in dire financial straits, according to its most recent financial disclosure.

           — Hat tip: SS [Return to headlines]
 

BLM Teeters on the Brink of Insolvency After an $8.5 Million Loss in 2022

Financial disclosures reveal that the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation (BLMGNF), the global parent for all BLM, ran an $8.5 million deficit while they continued to give out seven-figure salaries and contracts to relatives of the founder Patrisse Cullors.

According to the organization’s 2022 tax returns, one of those family members was Paul Cullors, Patrisse’s brother, who was paid a $126,000 salary as the head of security. The bodyguard with no previous experience made a total of $1.6M between him and his two security companies.

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

Breaking: Twitter Files Reporter Matt Taibbi Reveals He Was Visited by the IRS on the Same Day He Testified Before Congress — Jim Jordan Demands Answers

On Wednesday, House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Daniel Werfel demanding to know why journalist Matt Taibbi was visited by IRS agents the same day he testified before the House Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government.

Jordan wrote that in response to a March 27 letter seeking information on the IRS’ visit to Taibbi’s home, documents obtained through a letter received from the agency on May 6 “raised more questions than they answer.”

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

Breaking: Twitter Founder Jack Dorsey Tweets Image of JFK, Advocates for Abolition of CIA, NSA, FBI

Former Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Tuesday night called for US intelligence agencies to be broken up “into a thousand pieces” and scattered “into the winds.”

Dorsey posted a portrait of former Democratic President John F Kennedy and wrote, “Splinter the CIA, NSA, and FBI into a thousand pieces and scatter them into the winds.”

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

Bystander Killed, 4 Others Injured After San Francisco Carjacking Morphs Into Police Pursuit

A person was killed in a San Francisco carjacking on Tuesday after the driver of the stolen vehicle crashed into a bus stop during a wild police chase throughout the golden city, which also injured four others including innocent bystanders.

The incident occurred around 10 am on Tuesday when the San Francisco Police Department’s south precinct responded to calls of a stolen vehicle near Folsom and Mabini St, according to Kron 4 news.

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

CA Reparations Board Rep Demands ‘Installments’ for Black People if Full Payment Isn’t Available

A leader on California’s reparations task force issued a new set of demands on Wednesday that calls for state taxpayers to pay their “sin bill” to black people in the form of cash payments up to $1.2 million.

Dr. Amos Brown, the vice-chair of California’s reparations task force which was created by Gov. Gavin Newsom in 2020, told Fox News that the “interest rate” towards reparations is increasing and it’s time for people to fork over their money.

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

Child Killer, Rapist Out on Parole in New York Charged With Sexual Assault of Elderly Woman After Kathy Hochul Signed ‘Less is More’ Law in 2021

An ex-con on lifetime parole for raping and killing a child has been charged with sexually assaulting an elderly woman in Queens. Charles Rowe, 56, allegedly committed the sexual assault just months after he avoided punishment for stealing a vehicle.

Rowe has been described as the “poster child for parole violation,” with his story highlighting the implications of New York Governor Kathy Hochul’s Less Is More Act, which makes it harder to send criminals back to jail for violating their parole.

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

DeSantis Campaign Raises $1M in One Hour After White House Launch, Spokesman Says

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ campaign raised $1 million in one hour Wednesday following his 2024 presidential announcement.

Bryan Griffin, who recently served as the Republican governor’s spokesman before resigning last week to join his political operation, said the funds were raised online.

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

Elon Musk Raises Concerns Over Advanced AI That ‘Eliminates or Constrains Humanity’s Growth’

Elon Musk again warned about the dangers of artificial intelligence in an interview on Tuesday.

“There is a risk that advanced AI either eliminates or constrains humanity’s growth,” the billionaire said at The Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council Summit, adding that the technology is a “double-edged sword” and compared it to a mythical genie.

“If you have a genie that can grant you everything that can also do anything, that necessarily presents a danger,” he continued.

Musk expects that the first government uses of AI to be in weapons technology.

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

Far-Left Agitator Arrested for Allegedly Throwing Brick at San Fransisco Mayor During Speech Against Open-Air Drug Markets

The Mayor of San Francisco attempted to give a press conference on Tuesday at a plaza in the city which is notorious for open-air drug dealing but was met with extreme hostility from far-left protesters, which resulted in law enforcement making an arrest and shutting down the event due to violence.

Democrat Mayor London Breed and the board of directors were unveiling new plans to address San Francisco’s “humanitarian crisis”, otherwise known as the homeless crisis, when far-left protesters surrounded the Mayor as she began her speech and started to disrupt, which included bouts of screaming, shouting, and booing, according to KRON 4 News.

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

Federal Court Deals Blow to ATF Pistol Brace Rule Ahead of Gun Accessory Registration Deadline

A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked the Biden administration from fully enforcing new regulations on pistols with stabilizing braces, gun accessories that President Biden has called “especially dangerous” after they were used in several mass shootings.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday enjoined the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives from enforcing its new rule against gun owners and Second Amendment groups who filed a lawsuit challenging the regulation. The temporary injunction comes days before a deadline for individuals to register their pistol braces with ATF, destroy them, or remove the accessories from their weapons. Those that do not comply with the regulation by May 31 will be forced to pay a fee.

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

House Votes to Cancel Biden’s $400 Billion Student Loan Handout

The House voted Wednesday to repeal President Biden’s plan to forgo more than $400 billion in federally backed student loan debt.

Lawmakers approved a resolution disapproving of Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan that was announced last year and is now stalled because of an ongoing legal challenge. The Supreme Court is expected to consider the legality of Biden’s plan later this summer.

On Wednesday, lawmakers voted 218-203 in an attempt to speed up the process and end Biden’s plan through legislation. Every Republican present voted to pass the resolution, along with just two Democrats.

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

Lawyer Alleges DMAX Was Aware of Feud Prior to Shooting, Had Non-Existent Security

A lawyer representing two victims of a shooting at DMAX on Thursday night is claiming the company had non-existent security and was aware of the conflict between workers prior to the incident.

Michael Wright, an attorney for Wright & Schulte LLC, is representing the family of 28-year-old Jeffrey James Allen III, who was killed in the shooting, and Kelly Suber Jr., who was injured.

Wright said he is investigating security at the Moraine plant, but it’s not clear if a lawsuit will be filed.

“Sadly these types of occurrences and shootings aren’t rare,” Wright said.

He said it is DMAX’s responsibility to enact security measures to protect workers.

Wright has been in communication with workers and said it appears DMAX management was aware of a dispute between two male workers and a female worker. He said the woman the feud was over previously had to be escorted out of the plant to her car due to threats.

Wright also alleged that no one checked bags and employees could bring whatever they wanted onto the floor. He added it’s not clear if DMAX has its own security or if it uses a third party.

DMAX is a joint venture between General Motors and Isuzu Motors. General Motors said Wednesday it does not allow firearms on its property.

           — Hat tip: LP [Return to headlines]
 

Man Accused of Ramming U-Haul Into Barriers Near White House Praised Hitler After His Arrest, Court Filings Say

The man accused of crashing a U-Haul truck into a security barrier near the White House Monday night praised Adolf Hitler to investigators after his arrest and said that he aimed to “kill the President” if necessary to overthrow the government and install himself in power, according to court documents.

Sai Varshith Kandula, 19, of Chesterfield, Missouri, is in custody and has been charged in federal court with one count of depredation of property of the United States in excess of $1,000. US Park Police originally arrested Kandula on several charges, including threatening to kill or harm a president, vice president or family member. It’s possible that prosecutors add additional charges as the case progresses.

Kandula, in handcuffs and wearing a t-shirt and shorts, appeared in DC Superior Court Tuesday afternoon, US Park Police told CNN, and was held in custody without bail. He has not yet entered a formal plea in federal court — where his case is expected to continue with an initial appearance on the single charge Wednesday — and a lawyer for him in that case has not yet been named publicly.

           — Hat tip: McN [Return to headlines]
 

Maryland Father of 3 Beaten to Death Outside Home After Protecting Child From Middle School Fight

A father of three passed away after being viciously beaten by a group of men outside his home in Baltimore, Maryland. The family of Christopher Wright, 43, said he was protecting his children from the gang, who had come to finish off a fight that had begun at school.

Wright was taken to hospital following the altercation on Friday, but sadly succumbed to a traumatic brain injury the next day.

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

Must Watch: O’Keefe Media Group Reveals Fetterman Wants to Overturn Second Amendment, Hand Picks Journalists to Write Positive Stories

On Tuesday, the O’Keefe Media Group (OMG) released a video in which founder James O’Keefe and his citizen journalists exposed US Senator John Fetterman during an undercover operation. The video revealed that the senator reportedly wants to overturn the second amendment, and that his office hand-selects journalists for the sake of good press stories.

Special assistant to John Fetterman, Luke Borwegan, told the OMG journalist that the Democrat senator from Pennsylvania would be fine with “over turning the second amendment”, according to video shared by the media group.

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

North Carolina University Confronts Mental Health Crisis After Student Suicides

This story discusses suicide. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide, please contact the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 or 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

As the nation grapples with increasing youth mental health concerns, North Carolina State University confronted its own crisis on campus this year.

NCSU recorded a total of 14 student deaths, seven of which were suicides, over the course of the 2022-2023 school year before spring graduation earlier this month. Two students died by suicide over a 24-hour period about a week before commencement.

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

Ron DeSantis Busts Media Stranglehold, Announces Presidential Bid: ‘I Am Running to Lead Our Great American Comeback’

Months of speculation and questions of “Will he or won’t he?” came to an end on Wednesday evening as Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) made it official that he is indeed running for president in 2024.

DeSantis made his announcement on Twitter, appearing in a live Twitter Space with CEO Elon Musk. The announcement was initially riddled with technical errors because the number of listeners crashed Twitter’s servers multiple times. That may sound like a major problem, but it reflects the interest in a DeSantis candidacy.

Twitter ended the Space after about 20 minutes without a substantive announcement, but the stats showed that 387,000 people tried to tune in. A new Space opened up shortly after that, and host David Sacks said, “I think we melted the internet.”

“I am running for president of the United States to lead our great American comeback,” the governor began. He highlighted some of the issues that are plaguing our country under Biden’s leadership: the border crisis, crime, the economy, and woke cultural domination, among other issues.

“We must return normalcy to our communities,” he added.

DeSantis promised to “reestablish integrity in our institutions.” He mentioned bringing the U.S. military back to its mission of defending the country, citing his military service.

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

Ron DeSantis Broke Twitter, and Trump Can’t Stand It

After months of speculation, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is now officially in the 2024 presidential race. We recently learned that he’d made the surprising decision to announce his campaign on Twitter Spaces, a live audio conversation feature, alongside Elon Musk, bypassing traditional media outlets.

And it was so hot that it broke Twitter. As PJM’s Paula Bolyard reported, Twitter experienced unexpected technical difficulties due to the overwhelming interest in the announcement. The Space started and stopped multiple times, and users received error messages. Moderator David Sacks informed the audience that the platform was struggling to handle the massive number of people, with approximately 700,000 users at one point. Efforts were made to allocate more server capacity to accommodate the high demand.

Eventually, the servers were scaled up, and everything proceeded as planned.

Few people can say that they broke Twitter, and Ron DeSantis is one of them.

Yet the Trump campaign is pretending like it was an unmitigated disaster.

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

Ron DeSantis Hits Disney on Twitter Spaces, Says Disney World Made Money Staying Open During COVID

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis officially announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday in an interview on Twitter after filing paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to formalize his candidacy.

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

San Francisco Woman Alleges a 10-Year-Old Boy Overdosed After Coming Into Contact With Fentanyl During Walk Home From School

A San Francisco woman alleged on Tuesday that a 10-year-old boy overdosed on fentanyl while walking home from school after coming into contact with the synthetic opioid drug last week.

Maria Reyes, who came to confront San Francisco Mayor London Breed about the city’s open-air drug use during a Tuesday press conference, told a journalist that she was forced to render life-saving aid after witnessing a young boy overdose in a store in the city.

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

San Francisco Controller Report Finds Nearly Half of Commercial Sidewalks Had Feces in 2022

A newly released report out of the San Francisco Controller’s office found nearly half of the city’s commercial sidewalks had feces on them in 2021 and into 2022.

The chief accounting officer and auditor of the city and county released their annual “Street & Sidewalk Maintenance Standards” report on Monday detailing just how pervasive uncleanliness was in the city.

The report is the result of two surveys which evaluated over 3,000 streets and sidewalks in 2021-2022 for cleanliness and the appearance of maintenance. Cleanliness was rated based on the presence of “litter, graffiti and broken glass.” The Core Citywide Survey looked at residential areas and the Key Commercial Areas Survey looked at public sidewalks and streets particularly in the downtown region.

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Seattle Official Who Backed Convicted Pedophile for Board Seat on Homelessness Council Refuses to Resign

A Seattle area official is refusing to resign after a video went viral showing her shouting down a disabled veteran who opposed a convicted pedophile’s nomination to the board of a taxpayer-funded homeless agency.

In an email to the King County Regional Homelessness Authority staff and board, chief program officer Peter Lynn stated he was formally requesting the Continuum of Care’s co-chair Shanéé Colston to resign after she “shouted down committee member Kristina Sawyckyj for identifying that one of the prospective AC nominees was a registered sex offender, which is public information. Ms. Sawyckyj was also shouted down by Chair Colston when she spoke of her experience of being inappropriately touched by the nominee.”

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Three Arrested, Including Trans Non-Binary Journalist, in Atlanta for Stalking Officer, Distributing Fliers Against Police Training Facility

Three far-left extremists were arrested and hit with a slew of charges after placing fliers on mailboxes in Bartow County, Georgia identifying a police officer who lived in the area. They accused him of being involved in the killing of Manuel Teran, who was fatally shot after he shot an officer at the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, dubbed “Cop City.”

Julia Dupuis, 24, Abeeku Vassall, 23, and Caroline Tennenbaum, 36, were each charged with one count of felony intimidation of an officer of the state and one count of misdemeanor stalking. The trio, two of whom identify as non-binary, were taken into custody on April 28. While Dupuis and Vassall have since been released, Tennenbaum’s bond was denied.

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Trump to Face Criminal Charges March 2024 in NYC Court, Judge Officially Issues Gag Order

A Manhattan judge is expected to formally issue a gag order on Tuesday that will prevent former President Donald Trump from publicly disclosing information about his criminal indictment relating to alleged hush money payments made to porn star Stormy Daniels in which he has pleaded “not guilty.”

Justice Juan Merchan in Manhattan state court will reportedly place restrictions on Donald Trump relating to grand jury minutes, witness statements, and prosecutorial materials that will be given to Trump’s defense team during the court hearing on Tuesday, during which Trump will be appearing remotely while his lawyers are present in the courtroom, Reuters reports.

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Washington State Fires First-Ever Director of Equity After Failing to Maintain Stable Work Environment

Washington state’s first-ever director of equity has been fired by Democrat Governor Jay Inslee for failing to produce a stable work environment, Seattle Times reports.

Karen A. Johnson, who became the state’s first director of equity in February 2021, was shocked to learn that she had been fired from her position, claiming that Gov. Inslee’s office never came to her with concerns.

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Watch: ‘Bike Karen’ Race-Hoaxers Flee Like Hunted Rats to Avoid Lawsuit

Internet purveyors of Social Justice(tm) race hate recently went hog-wild over an alleged pregnant physician’s assistant’s theft of a city e-bike from innocent urban youths.

The main antagonist, The Young Turks’ Rashad Richey, blasted the woman’s name and her place of employment onto the web and explicitly called for her firing. He even put the CEO of her hospital on screen and appealed directly to him to dispose of her in his segment, which he titled, “Karen Weaponizes White Tears To Hijack Black Man’s E-Bike.”

Being the cowardly organization that it is, NYC Health + Hospitals suspended its employee before apparently bothering to look into the case at all. White people targeted by online racialized mobs, after all, don’t deserve the benefit of due process.

The issue for the race-baiter is that the entire hoax was fabricated. The physician’s assistant, Sarah Comrie, through her attorney, provided receipts proving she had purchased the bike.

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Why Didn’t Durham Talk to the Liars Who Pushed Fake Trump-Russia Collusion? the Answer’s a Stunner.

It’s remarkable. The biggest liars involved in selling the fraudulent Donald-Trump-is-a-Russian-Secret-Agent scandal aren’t in a jail cell somewhere, nor were they ever threatened with being in one.

That’s right: the masterminds, fellow travelers, and cheerleaders of the biggest political dirty trick in U.S. history — worse than Watergate — weren’t ordered to appear before John Durham’s grand jury or face criminal contempt charges.

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Campus Watch: University of Waterloo “Equity Committee” Must be 50% Non-Male & Non-White

The Faculty Association of the University of Waterloo (FAUW) says its “Equity Committee” must be at least 50% non-male and 50% non-white in order to have “gender and racial parity.”

In a recruitment email obtained by Quilette editor Jonathan Kay, the association writes that “per our terms of reference, the Equity Committee seeks applications from women, nonbinary, and trans folks in order to maintain gender parity.”

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Children Given ‘Safer Snorting Kits’ at Canadian School: Report

A British Columbia high school is investigating after a guest speaker reportedly distributed “safer snorting kits” to minors following a presentation about harm reduction and drug prevention, according to Vancouver Sun.

The “safer snorting kits,” which included “straws and wallet-sized cards for cutting powder into snortable lines,” were distributed last week to students in the Cowichan Valley school district in Victoria, BC, the outlet reports.

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Concerned Voters Won’t Pursue Legal Action Over Tabulator Use in Advanced Polls

A group of Albertan voters concerned over the use of electronic tabulators in the upcoming provincial vote won’t pursue legal action after Elections Alberta guaranteed the paper ballots would be preserved in case a recount is required.

In March, Alberta litigator Leighton Grey of Grey Wowk Spencer LLP sent a letter to Elections Alberta saying he represents many residents who don’t want tabulators used and want to ensure that Elections Alberta intends to keep all ballots for three months following election day.

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Quebec Funeral Home Charging $700 for Doctor-Assisted Suicide Services

A Quebec funeral home is renting out a private room for people to partake in doctor-assisted suicide — at a minimum cost of $700.

The cost is not for the euthanasia procedure, which is covered by Quebec’s medical insurance, but for the dedicated space featuring couches, candles, plants and artworks. Patients come to the home with their physician.

The funeral home’s new offering comes amid euthanasia deaths exploding in the province, going from 63 in 2015-2016 to 3663 in 2021-2022. Quebec is now the jurisdiction with the highest proportion of assisted suicides in Canada. Last year, Quebec spent almost $6 million on assisted suicide.

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Trudeau Says Pandemic “Showed Us What We’re Capable of” in Adopting Agenda 2030

In an interview posted to the United Nation’s YouTube channel on Wednesday, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the pandemic “showed us what we’re capable of” in achieving Agenda 2030 and adopting international Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Trudeau was speaking as the Co-Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s SDG Advocates group — a position he has held since last year. The UN’s SDGs are seventeen objectives set out by the global organization for member nations to adopt by 2030. They include climate action, healthcare and other initiatives.

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Two Men Charged With Arson After 120-Year-Old Alberta Church Burnt Down

Police have charged two men with arson after a fire engulfed an over 120-year-old church in Grouard, Alberta on May 22, 2023.

The St. Bernard Catholic Church, which was built in 1901 and designated as a provincial historical site, was badly damaged by the blaze, which authorities believe was intentionally set.

The RCMP were called to assist the local firefighters at the church approximately at 3:30 p.m. After spending six hours battling the flames, most of the structure and its contents were irrecoverable.

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Victims of China’s Election Interference Express Disappointment in Johnston’s Findings

Canadian targets of Chinese election interference have expressed disappointment in “special rapporteur” David Johnston’s findings which were first released on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s appointment and family friend published his 55-page report advising against the launch of a public inquiry into the allegations that China interfered in the past two federal elections.

Among those who found that Johnston’s investigation did not go far enough was former Conservative MP Kenny Chiu, who told CBC News that only a public inquiry would suffice in getting to the bottom of things.

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BBC Fighting ‘Fake News’ With Fake Twitter Accounts

A journalist with BBC Verify, the British broadcaster’s new fact-checking spinoff, has admitted to deploying multiple fake Twitter accounts to combat “disinformation.”

In a segment broadcast on Saturday, BBC “disinformation correspondent” Marianna Spring warned the audience that “mistruths can cause really serious harm to societies and the people in them.” She then revealed she had set up multiple “undercover accounts” on Twitter for the BBC’s America broadcast, each one representing different political views so as to better “interrogate” the viewpoints of the network’s target audience.

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British Prime Minister, AI Company Leaders Vow to Work Together So Society Can Benefit From the Technology

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak met with leaders of multiple AI companies on Wednesday to discuss ways to work together to ensure the technology rolls out safely and for the benefit of society.

Sunak hosted Sam Altman of OpenAI, Demis Hassabis of Google DeepMind, and Dario Amodei of Anthropic at his office on Wednesday, where they discussed risks posed by AI including national security, disinformation and existential threats.

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EU Foreign Policy Chief and Polish Defense Minister at Odds Over Training of F-16 Pilots

The EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs Josep Borrell, when asked which countries he had in mind when he claimed that training for Ukrainian pilots to fly F-16 planes had already begun, mentioned Poland, which was news to the country’s Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak.

Borrell, who heads the EU’s diplomatic efforts, said before the beginning of a meeting with EU member state defense ministers that Poland had already commenced its planned training for Ukrainian pilots to handle F-16 fighter jets.

That revelation was contradicted by Blaszczak, who clarified that the training on F-16s has not yet begun.

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Euro Officials Furious Over Hungary Decision to Block Russia Sanctions

Various government officials in Europe are reportedly furious at Hungary after it announced it would be blocking further Russia sanctions

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German Police Raid Properties of Radical Green Protesters

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities raided 15 properties across Germany on Wednesday and seized assets in an investigation into the financing of protests by the Last Generation climate activist group, prosecutors said.

Munich prosecutors said they were investigating seven people, ranging in age from 22 to 38, on suspicion of forming or supporting a criminal organization. They launched the inquiry following numerous criminal complaints they received since mid-2022.

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Hungarian-Swedish Relations Must Improve Before Vote on NATO Membership

Relations between Hungary and Sweden must be improved before Hungary approves the Nordic country’s application for NATO membership, Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at the Qatar Economic Forum.

In a long interview with John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News, the Hungarian prime minister pointed out that the political relationship between Sweden and Hungary is “terribly bad” and must be improved first because he does not want to import conflicts into NATO.

Sweden and its neighbor Finland applied to join the military alliance last year after Russia invaded Ukraine. After months of delay, the Hungarian parliament approved Finland’s NATO membership with an overwhelming majority at the end of March.

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Proton Launches Family Plans as an Alternative to Big Tech Cloud and Email Solutions

Proton, a Switzerland-based privacy-focused tech company, launched Proton Family, a subscription-based plan for the family that includes all Proton products — Proton Mail, Proton VPN, Proton Calendar, and Proton Drive. Proton Pass, a password manager currently in beta, will also be available in the package once it comes out of beta.

Proton family is available for $20 a month for six users. It also comes with a shared cloud storage of 3TB and a bonus of 20GB per year.

Proton Family was launched to ensure kids are surfing the internet safely and free from the prying eyes of Big Tech.

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Syrian Brothers Arrested in Germany Planned to Blow Up Packed Swedish Church

Two Syrian brothers arrested in Germany last month on suspicion of plotting a radical Islamist terror attack had discussed plans to blow up a fully occupied Swedish church, investigators announced on Tuesday.

In a joint press release by German federal police, Hamburg state police, and the Hamburg public prosecutor’s office, authorities revealed that two Syrian nationals had been intending to detonate a homemade bomb on an unspecified Christian place of worship in the Scandinavian country.

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UK: Energy Bills Are Set to Drop £450 to £2k When Ofgem Lowers Its Price Cap (But Campaigners Warn Households Will Feel Little Relief and Prices Won’t Return to Normal Until 2030)

Energy consultancy firm Cornwall Insight predicts the price cap will fall by £446 to £2,054 a year, based on falling wholesale energy prices.

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UK: Just Stop Oil Protests Cost Police £3.5m in Month, Says Met

Month-long protests by Just Stop Oil amounted to nearly 11,000 police officer shifts lost costing £3.5m, the Metropolitan Police has said.

Since 24 April, 78 marches have taken place across London with a further two months planned.

In 60 cases, the Met said “serious disruption” required intervention.

Just Stop Oil said it was committed to leaving the roads as soon as the government comes up with a solution to end fossil fuel production.

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UK: Moment Furious Father Trying to Take His Autistic Child to School Clashes With Cops Refusing to Move Just Stop Oil Eco-Zealots Out of Road — as Transit Van Man Screams, ‘Go and Do Some Work’

A father trying to take his autistic child to school clashed with police this morning as they refused to clear eco-zealots from the road, while other enraged commuters told the protesters to ‘go and do some work’.

Members of Just Stop Oil slow marched once again through London this morning, at one point blocking both sides of the busy Marylebone Road with six demonstrators being arrested for refusing to move to the pavement.

In exclusive footage obtained by MailOnline the frustrated father is seen shouting at two police officers: ‘They are in the way by walking in the road. I’ve got an autistic kid in the back that I have got to get to school.’

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UK: Six Just Stop Oil Protesters Arrested After Police Issue Orders to Clear Roads

Six Just Stop Oil (JSO) protesters have been arrested in London after police orders were put in place to force supporters out of the road.The activists were held in Marylebone Road on Wednesday, after 39 JSO supporters in five groups staged the latest in a series of marches designed to block busy roads.Protesters walked slowly in the road in Islington, Marylebone and the City of London at around 8am, before police used new powers under the Public Order Act to force them onto the pavement.

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Visa Chooses Poland for Its Fifth Global Technology Hub

U.S. multinational Visa, one of the global leaders in digital payments, has announced plans to open a global Technology and Product Hub in Poland, the first project of its kind in Central and Eastern Europe and the fifth worldwide.

The investment is expected to provide around 1,500 job opportunities for technology specialists.

Visa plans to leverage the skills of young professionals from the region to drive product development and innovation on a larger scale. Poland’s growing reputation as a hub for top technology specialists aligns with Visa’s goal of fostering innovation and investment in Europe, the company wrote in a statement.

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Wales: Cars Torched, Police Attacked With Missiles as Riots Break Out in Cardiff Following Death of Two Teens

Mayhem broke out in a Cardiff suburb on Monday evening as rioters attacked police and torched cars following the alleged police involvement in the death of two teenage boys in an electric bike crash.

In the wake of the death of two boys, named as Kyrees Sullivan, 16, and Harvey Evans, 15, rumours began to swirl in the Ely suburb of the Welsh capital of Cardiff that police were involved in a pursuit that resulted in their deaths.

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Israeli Man Stabbed to Death in Dubai

Suspects in slaying also Israeli, UAE authorities say, amid reports that victim was connected to organized crime

An Israeli man was killed in Dubai on Wednesday in an apparent stabbing.

The victim was named in Hebrew media reports as Rassan Shamsia, 32, from Acre.

Reports indicated that he was known to local law enforcement, and may have been linked to organized crime.

Dubai police said in a statement that the suspected murderers are Israeli citizens as well.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed that the killing was being investigated by local authorities.

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Russian Soldier Detained for Rape of 2 Schoolgirls the Day After Returning Home From Ukraine Front Line

A Russian soldier who fought in the Wagner mercenary group in Ukraine has confessed to raping two schoolgirls and threatening to blow them up with a grenade a day after returning from the front line.

The 42-year-old male reportedly targeted the two girls, aged 10 and 12, as they left their school located on Razezdnaya Street in the southern Russian city of Novosibirsk.

It is understood the man was dressed in military uniform equipped with a skull on the insignia typical of that worn by members of the Wagner paramilitary organization, many of whom were conscripted by President Vladimir Putin straight from Russian prisons with the promise of pardons after fighting on the front line in Ukraine for six months.

The story was first reported by the Baza Telegram channel, an independent Russian media outlet, and has since been covered by the U.K. Daily Mail newspaper and several regional news sites across Russia.

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Russian Troops Going AWOL? More Deserters Court-Martialed This Year Than in All of 2022

The number of Russian soldiers abandoning their posts in Ukraine has skyrocketed, according to an intelligence update by the U.K. Ministry of Defence (MOD).

More Russian soldiers were court-martialed for going absent without leave (AWOL) between January and May this year than in all of 2022 as the Russian army struggles to retain discipline among its ranks.

In the latest briefing issued on Wednesday, the MOD revealed what it said to be “credible research” undertaken by independent Russian journalists, which showed that 1,053 desertion cases of Russian troops had been tried in Russian military courts in the year to May.

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U.S. Denies Involvement in Belgorod ‘Paramilitary’ Fighting, Warns Against ‘Bogus’ War Images

The United States has moved to distance itself from an apparent counter-invasion of Russian territory bordering Ukraine this week, saying it had not given permission for donated military equipment to be transferred to “so-called paramilitary organisations”.

After months of talking about taking the fight back to Russia after their invasion of Ukraine, some concrete movement in that direction appears to have been attempted this week, with what is claimed to have been an “incursion” into Russian territory. Russian claims about the nature of the attack in the Belgorod region, which they alledge was the work of Ukrainian “subversives” and “saboteurs”, led to instant rebuttals by Kyiv who denied being directly responsible.

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Ukraine Likely Behind Kremlin Drone Attack, U.S. Officials Say: Report

A drone attack on the Kremlin earlier this month was most likely orchestrated by Ukraine, which has conducted a series of attacks on Russian targets, U.S. officials said.

Russia has claimed Ukrainian forces attempted to kill President Vladimir Putin in the failed attack on May 3.

Two drones were used in the “assassination attempt” at the president’s residence within the Kremlin compound, but were disabled by Russian defense systems, Russia said.

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Ukraine Rejects PM Orban’s Assessment That Ukraine Cannot Win the War

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s statements only serve to support the Kremlin, and Ukraine is ready to liberate all its Russian-occupied territories, Ukrainian Foreign Ministry spokesman Oleg Nikolenko said on Tuesday.

“Commenting on Russia’s aggression against Ukraine, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it doesn’t matter who attacked whom. He is convinced that Ukraine cannot win the war. The Kremlin should be happy: The Hungarian prime minister has absolved Russia of responsibility for the aggression against Ukraine,” the spokesman wrote in a Ukrainian-language Facebook entry.

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Ukraine War: Russia Accused of ‘Staging’ Pictures Showing Captured US-Made Vehicles in Belgorod

Russia has accused the west of “growing involvement” in the conflict with Ukraine after releasing pictures of western-made military vehicles it claims were used in a border incursion.

The images, which Sky News has identified as showing US-made Humvees, have been criticised by analysts as being “staged”, with suggestions the scene could have choreographed.

Security and defence analyst Professor Michael Clarke says the “whole image isn’t very convincing”, adding that while it may turn out to be true, “it looks as if two American Humvees have been taken from a low loader and put into this space”.

Sky News has been able to geolocate the images to the Belgorod checkpoint and can confirm from previously released drone video that the two Humvees in the photo were not there earlier this week.

The vehicles also contain Ukrainian markings.

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Wagner Chief Warns of Second Russian Revolution Over Ukraine War Failures

Wagner chief Yevgeny Prigozhin has warned of the potential of another Russian revolution akin to that of 1917 unless the strategy of the war in Ukraine is drastically altered.

Russia’s top mercenary leader said in a post on Telegram that the number of casualties suffered by common people in the war in Ukraine while elites in Moscow “shook their arses” could lead to widespread unrest and that the imposition of martial law could be required to prevent a full-blown revolution.

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Belt and Road Capture: Chinese State Oil Giant Moves Into Sri Lanka for 20 Years

The Chinese state-run Sinopec oil company signed a deal on Monday to conduct operations in Sri Lanka for 20 years.

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Not Just a Film… The Kerala Story Generates Social Awareness of Love Jihad With Islamic Brutality and Terrorism

Inspired after watching ‘The Kerala Story’, a Hindu woman complained against a Muslim live-in partner who wanted her to convert to Islam. The accused is arrested now in Madhya Pradesh.

Upendra Bharti | HENB | Indore | May 23, 2023:: watching the film “The Kerala Story” is strengthening the women folk to raise their voices against brutality in Islam through the love trap called as ‘Love Jihad’.

Now, a 23-year-old Muslim man was arrested in Indore for allegedly raping his Hindu girlfriend and pressuring her to convert to Islam. The victim woman had filed an FIR against the man after gaining moral strength from watching ‘The Kerala Story’, police said.

The woman filed the complaint “after she fell into the trap of love under the pretext of marriage”, according to police.

The complainant, who is highly educated and is employed with a private company, had befriended the accused, identified as Faizan while studying in a coaching center four years ago. The friendship slowly turned into love. Later, the woman started living with him.

The Muslim accused, who studied till Class 12 and is unemployed, wanted to marry his girlfriend and coerced her repeatedly to convert to his religion. When the woman refused to budge, he allegedly raped and thrashed her several times.

Indore Police are in confusion about how such a half-educated Muslim boy managed to seduce a highly educated Hindu girl into a love trap and reportedly enticed the victim into a live-in relationship and sexual exploitation.

One day, the woman asked her boyfriend if he wanted to watch ‘The Kerala Story’. After much persuasion, the accused reluctantly agreed to watch the movie with her.

The duo watched the movie and it was when the woman decided to take a stand for herself. She gathered courage after watching the film and decided to file a complaint against her boyfriend, following a heated argument with him.

Faizan, the accused, was arrested under provisions of the Madhya Pradesh Freedom of Religion Act 2021, which prohibits conversion by force or cheating, and the Indian Penal Code (IPC), Khajrana police station in-charge Dinesh Verma told reporters.

“The woman said she and the man recently went to watch ‘The Kerala Story’. After watching the film, the duo argued and the man left her after assaulting her. She approached the police on May 19 and lodged an FIR,” the police officer said.

“All the allegations are being thoroughly investigated,” Dinesh Verma said.

‘The Kerala Story’, released in theater halls on May 5, claims that women from Kerala were forced to convert to Islam and recruited by the terror group Islamic State (IS). Not just a film, ‘The Kerala Story’ generates social awareness of Love Jihad enticed in Islamic brutality, sex racket, and terrorism.

The movie, which had already generated controversy over its content even before its release, was banned in West Bengal on May 8, fearing tension among communities. Theaters in Tamil Nadu had decided to stop the movie’s screening from May 7 onward due to poor audience turnout and the law and order situation.

On May 18, the Supreme Court stayed the West Bengal government’s order banning the film in the state and asked Tamil Nadu to ensure the safety of the moviegoers.

The movie has been declared tax-free in the BJP-ruled states of Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Uttarakhand.

Stunningly, The Kerala Story has crossed its expectations of business touching an Rs. 200 crore business in just four weeks after its release. The Kerala Story is now a big hit indeed.

But, what is the real success of the film as it is now working in the field of social reforms by making people’s awareness about Love Jihad entangled with Islam Terrorism and exploitation of the Hindu and Christian womenfolk of India!

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‘You Are Too Popular’: India’s Modi Upstages Biden on Canceled Pacific Tour

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi received an enthusiastic welcome in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, on Sunday.

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Australia Ordered Social Media to Censor COVID-Related Posts Over 4,000 Times, Censored Non-Australians and Memes

A freedom of information request filed by the South Australia Liberal Senator Alex Antic showed that the federal government made over 4,000 requests in three years to get posts about COVID-19 removed from online platforms.

“It is entirely unclear to me why the Department of Home Affairs, a department which is primarily charged with the duty of overseeing matters like border control, has been using a backdoor arrangement with social media companies to influence the media in relation into matters such as public health,” Antic said, adding that there should be a full explanation about what information was censored and why.

“On what basis is the department qualified to determine the truth associated with Covid related matters?” the senator asked, as reported by The Australian. “Are we seeing an Australian #Twitterfiles?”

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Dan Andrews’ Twisted Reality: Premier Buys Every Kid a Fishing Rod While Slugging Ordinary Victorians With New ‘COVID Taxes’… as He Fails to Reel in the State’s Soaring Debt

Victoria is giving a fishing rod to every primary school kid despite having more debt than NSW, Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania. Now it’s hiking taxes on landlords and business.

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Heartbreaking Moment Brother of Schoolboy Allegedly Stabbed to Death Fights Back Tears Demanding Justice — as Police Search for ‘Teen of Interest’

The older brother of a schoolboy who died in an alleged stabbing in Melbourne choked back tears over his sibling’s death, as police release the name and photo of a boy they want to interview.

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How Renters Could Suffer Even More Under Daniel Andrew’s New COVID Taxes

There are growing concerns the Victorian government’s new land tax will be passed onto renters, with the changes called out by the opposition and renter advocacy groups.

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Lidia Thorpe Storms Out of Hearing After Another Indigenous Senator Calls Her ‘A Disgrace to Your People’ — Sparking a Furious Shouting Match Between the Two

Lidia Thorpe has stormed out of a Senate estimates hearing after a fiery clash with Labor Indigineous senator Malarndirri McCarthy, where she was labelled ‘a disgrace to her people’.

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Moment Tearful Children Are Reunited With Parents After Perth School Shooting: Boy, 15, Opened Fire at Private College Sparking Massive Police Response as Campus and Nearby Daycare Go Into Lockdown

Emergency services were called to Atlantis Beach Baptist College in Two Rocks in Perth’s north shortly before midday on Wednesday.

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Protesters Block Major Melbourne Intersection During Peak Hour

Extinction Rebellion protesters have blocked a major intersection in Melbourne CBD during peak hour.

Up to 100 protesters took over the intersection of Latrobe and Queen streets at about 8am, blocking traffic for about 20 minutes before moving down Latrobe Street.

They were met by a very strong police presence.

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Brazil’s Socialist President Claims Zelensky Stood Him Up at G7 Summit

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva said he was “upset” that Volodymyr Zelensky scheduled a meeting with him and failed to show.

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200 Albanian Offenders to be Sent Home From UK Cells in Prison Transfer Scheme

Offenders handed terms of four years or more will return to their native country to serve the remainder, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) said.

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Crime in Austrian Asylum Centers Soared by 57.5% Last Year as Critics Claim Government is Failing on National Security

The number of criminal offenses committed by those living in Austrian asylum centers increased dramatically by 57.5 percent last year, leading members of the opposition Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) to accuse the Austrian government of failing in its basic duty to protect its own citizens.

The figures, released by the Ministry of the Interior only after a freedom of information request by FPÖ MP Hannes Amesbauer, showed that 1,183 crimes by asylum applicants were recorded last year, more than double the figure registered for 2021.

The offenses included cases of document forgery, fraud, theft, rape, sexual abuse of children, physical harm, and murder.

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Exclusive: Shocking Details From New York’s Largest Migrant Hotel: Drunk Children, Violence, Guns, and Drugs

During a sit-down interview with a whistleblower who worked at the largest migrant hotel in New York City, he revealed that almost 5,000 migrants are currently staying a block away from Times Square, causing havoc for surrounding businesses and allowing children to drink alcohol while receiving millions of dollars in free benefits.

Carlos Arrellano, a whistleblower who worked at the largest migrant hotel in New York, is coming forward to blow the whistle after witnessing what he calls “the worst situation” he’s ever seen.

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Exclusive: Portugal is ‘Paying a High Price’ After New Law Allows Up to 300 Million Foreigners to Gain Legal Residency, Says Leader of Portugal’s Chega Party, Andre Ventura

The leader of Portugal’s Chega party, André Ventura, only founded his party in 2019 but is already a contender to lead the country as the next president. In an exclusive interview with Remix News, he discusses the perils and opportunities regarding immigration, his party’s electoral chances, and increasing social media censorship

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GOP Rep. Hunt: Democrats’ Migration Pushes Americans Into Poverty

Poverty is spreading through cities because the White House accepts a huge flood of illegal migrants, said GOP Rep. Wesley Hunt (R-TX).

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Illegal Migrants Must be Forced to Leave France, Minister Says

A senior minister within France’s government has said that illegal migrants in the country must be forced to leave.

Bruno Le Maire, France’s Minister for Finance, has said that the country must force illegal migrants in the country to leave, and that the Macron administration cannot be “lax” in dealing with the issue.

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Shock Poll: 60% of Green Voters Agree Mass Immigration is Driving Housing Crisis in German State of Baden-Wurttemberg

In a sign that Germany’s open-door immigration policy is increasingly being rejected by more and more voters, polling data from one of Germany’s largest states, Baden-Württemberg, shows that 68 percent of voters there believe the federal government’s migration policy is exacerbating the housing shortage.

The poll, from INSA and commissioned by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) parliamentary group in Baden-Württemberg, showed 68 percent believe the government’s policy is harming the housing market, while only 19 percent of people were convinced otherwise. Although INSA performed the polling for the AfD, it is considered one of the most respected polling firms in the country and performs polling directly for a variety of parties.

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Suspect in Murder of Florida Officer is Illegal Immigrant From Guatemala

It has been revealed that the suspect charged in connection with the death of a Florida police officer is an illegal immigrant from Guatemala. Sgt. Michael Kunovich of the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office died shortly after 18-year-old Vergilio Aguilar Mendez violently resisted arrest.

Aguilar-Mendez was subsequently charged with felony murder in addition to resisting with violence, and is being held at the St. Johns County Jail.

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Sweden: Nearly All Librarians Reject Obligation to Report Illegal Migrants to Authorities

Nearly all librarians in Sweden oppose a prospective law which would require them to report migrants in the country illegally to authorities, according to a new survey.

Sweden’s ruling coalition has proposed legislation that would obligate government employees to alert police and immigration authorities when they encounter illegal migrants.

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UK: Dozens of Migrants Cross the Channel in Hazy Conditions as Number of Small Boat Arrivals This Year Edges Towards 7,500

Dozens of migrants have been seen crossing the English Channel by small boat today despite hazy conditions at sea after four days of no confirmed crossings.

Around 50 people — including at least two women — were seen being brought into the harbour in Dover, Kent on Border Force cutter Defender this morning.

And Border Force catamaran Volunteer was seen returning to the port with more migrants on board shortly after 10am edging the yearly tally closer to 7,500 — after it surpassed 7,000 last week.

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UK: Rishi Sunak Warns That Soaring Immigration Could Cripple Housing, Schools and the NHS as He Tightens Rules on Foreign Students’ Families Ahead of Grim Figures Tomorrow…

— as Suella Braverman suggests it could take FIVE YEARS to control numbers

The Prime Minister spoke out ahead of new figures due to be released tomorrow that are expected to show a massive increase in the overall number of people settling in the UK.

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Anheuser-Busch Earnings to Slide 26% This Year After Bud Light’s Dylan Mulvaney Tie-Up Alienated ‘A Subset of American Consumers’ Who Will Boycott the Beer ‘For the Foreseeable Future’, JPMorgan Warns

Anheuser-Busch earnings will decline 26 percent in the US this year after Bud Light alienated customers through a tie-up with trans influencer Dylan Mulvaney, JPMorgan analysts have predicted.

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Canada: High Schoolers Burn Bibles to Protest Catholic Activist in Calgary

Leftists outside Western Canada High School in Calgary, Alberta were caught on camera burning and tearing apart copies of the New Testament handed out by 16-year-old Catholic activist Josh Alexander during a protest against allowing biological males to enter female spaces last week.

The teens only stopped trying to set the books alight after being reminded by someone else in the crowd that the city’s fire advisory was still in place, opting instead to tear them apart by hand.

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Gavin Newsom Claims Target ‘Is Selling Out the LGBTQ+ Community to Extremists’ by Removing Children’s Pride Merch From Stores

Retailer Target faced massive backlash after lauching its extreme Pride merch for kids, so much so that store execs decided to remove some of it from stores, even as the annual Pride month of June is only days away. To California Governor Gavin Newsom, this is a complete and total travesty.

“CEO of Target Brian Cornell selling out the LGBTQ+ community to extremists is a real profile in courage,” Newsom wrote on Twitter about the execs decision to listen to consumers and pull the “Queer! Queer! Queer!” t-shirts for kids.

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Growing Number of Canadians Welcome Euthanasia on Demand for Non-Medical Reasons

Canadians are becoming increasingly comfortable — almost cozy — with the Trudeau government’s euthanasia program known as Medical Assistance in Dying (MAiD), with some now suggesting it should be expanded to include the poor and homeless.

MAiD was responsible for the deaths of 10,000 Canadians in 2021, which amounts to three percent of the total number of people who died that year.

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New Southwoke Airlines Billboard Pokes Fun at Bud Light Debacle

Southwoke Airlines, a fake airline mocking Southwest Airlines’ woke policies, has put up a second billboard in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, this time displaying a drag queen with the tagline, “Either way we’ll drag you on board.”

The billboard features Southwoke’s plane design, complete with a pride flag-inspired tail and a man with purple hair and a feathery blouse. Underneath, it adds, “keep up the woke, we’ll keep the billboards.”

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Revival of Monty Python’s ‘Life of Bryan’ Censored to Remove Jokes About Man Who Wants to be a Woman, Have Babies

Comedian John Cleese revealed last week that an original scene for his revival of Monty Python’s Life of Brian stage show, during which a character declared it was his right to have a baby and be called Loretta, is set to be cut out.

According to Spiked, during the read-through of the script last month, Cleese was told by the performers, “We love the script, but you can’t do that stuff about Loretta nowadays.”

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Romania Forced to Legalize Same-Sex Civil Unions by Europe’s Top Human Rights Court

The Romanian government must legislate to formally recognize civil partnerships between same-sex couples, Europe’s top human rights court has ruled.

In a judgment issued by the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on Tuesday, the socially conservative Eastern European country was ruled to be in violation of the right to respect for private and family life by refusing to acknowledge the civil unions of same-sex couples.

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Washington State Spending $83K on DEI Training Featuring Co Founder of Drag Queen Story Hour

Washington State is planning to spend approximately $83,000 on employee diversity training featuring the co-founder of Drag Queen Story Hour.

According to the Daily Wire, the Washington DEI Empowerment Conference has scheduled for every Wednesday in June to include training on diversity, “anti-racism” and equity.

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12 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 5/24/2023

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    O B S E R V E T I S

    At the moment, on You Tube,
    you will find the full disk
    version, 1h 37 min, of

    The World of Brian
    https://youtu.be/0p_xjYH8T6Y

    Be sure to load it down.
    Use the non premium free
    version of 4K downloader
    – excellent, but get it from
    their own site.

    NB You will probably perform
    an illegal act!
    Thus, not for the conscientious.

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  2. Sai Varshith Kandula really sounds like the name of a white supremacist.
    I can just see him sitting between Billie- Bob and Bobbie- Joe taking shots of moonshine from an antique stoneware jug.

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    US state bans fairy-tale reading transvestites

    25 May 2023

    Montana has become the first US state to ban transvestites from reading to children in public schools and libraries.

    The new law went into effect immediately after being signed by Republican Governor Greg Gianforte.

    Similar proposals are underway in the states of Florida and Tennessee.

    The leftist phenomenon of so-called drag queens reading LGBTQ stories to young children has been the subject of much debate in the US.

    The phenomenon has also been imported to Sweden, where mainly the totally inept duo Mrs Busty and Miss Shameless Winewhore have recently created controversy.

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    The Wall Street Journal describes Sweden

    as Europe’s capital of gun violence

    Published 2023-05-24 in Samnytt

    The prestigious US business newspaper The Wall Street Journal becomes the latest in a growing number of foreign media outlets to report on Sweden’s decline from one of the world’s most secure and peaceful countries to Europe’s worst offender and an appalling example.

    How Peaceful Sweden Became Europe’s Gun-Murder Capital
    — is the headline of The Wall Street Journal’s article, and the subtitle is
    Scandinavia’s answer to Pablo Escobar orchestrates much of the
    growing violence from Turkey — referring to gang leader Rawa Majid,
    best known as the “Kurdish Fox”.

    READ ALSO: British newspaper: “Sweden graveyard of multiculturalism”

    Sweden’s murder rate is described as extraordinary in a European context, with the number of gun murders in Stockholm last year roughly 30 times higher per capita than London’s.

    The magazine notes that perpetrators are getting younger and resorting to increasingly violent tactics such as using hand grenades and planting bombs.

    READ ALSO: Image of Sweden: ‘A country that commits suicide’

    The success of the Sweden Democrats in the last elections is explained by the fact that the shootings are mainly among immigrants.

    Out of control
    Manne Gerell, associate professor of criminology at Malmö University with expertise in organised crime, tells the paper that the problem is due to poor integration and has been exacerbated by years of inadequate response from authorities, police and politicians.

    The government recognises that it is out of control.

    – “Compared to other countries, we have had a much more lax criminal law. And we have now lost control of the situation,” says Daniel Bergström, advisor to Minister of Justice Gunnar Strömmer (M).

    READ ALSO: German media: Sweden most dangerous country in Europe

  5. Mr. Varshith Kandula was real looking for a White Castle ,not the White House after he smoke a few fat blunts filled with high grade buds and crash slowly into the road block .The FBI is watching too many Harold and Kuman movies to invent and advance their “false” flag agenda moments. How was he going to kill anyone in the Whitehouse with an empty rented truck ,with his bad breath? I guess it is standard police policy to gab evidence (the Nazi flag) handle it removing it and placing it on the ground ,and not even taping off the area around the truck or flag? I guess the chain of evidence, finger prints , dirt on ground , securing the area ,all goes out the window for a “good real photo “shot! Where is Harold in this FBI badly written play , paying off Hunter with the big guy taking his 10 percent cut?

  6. This is one of the best articles I have ever read about the invasion and destruction of the once great USA. From American Greatness:

    “Only a country that has lost the will to survive would tolerate the invasion underway all across America.

    There is no longer a southern border to speak of. From Arizona to Maine, towns are under siege by a relentless, surging mass of humanity.

    The lowly citizen has been trampled underfoot to make lebensraum for the hallowed “asylum seeker,” whose conquering steps are greeted with suppliant knee.

    These newcomers are an enormous, indefinite strain on public resources, which must provide schooling, housing, healthcare, and food.

    They bring unnecessary and unwanted violence and crime. Nobody actually wants them in their neighborhoods, including the dopey liberals who vote to bring them here.

    Life for Americans is challenging enough, with housing affordability at its worst levels in decades, a dearth of good-paying jobs, and a recession looming.”

    https://amgreatness.com/2023/05/24/send-them-back-2/

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    The following text is from

    snaphanen.dk, 23.05.23

    translation from Danish LN.
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    When Europeans become a minority in their own countries

    By: Arnt Jensvoll

    2 parts

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    LIUS MALEMA SINGING DUBULA IBHUNU
    — Kingz & Queenz Inc—
    https://www.snaphanen.dk/2023/05/25/naar-europaeerne-kommer-i-minoritet-i-egne-lande/
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    Europeans do not realise that one day they will become a minority in their own countries. Once they are a minority, it will be too late, warns prominent South African writer and film maker Ernst Roets.

    Roets said in an interview with Magyar Nemzet that he is surprised by the openness of Europeans to mass immigration and warns us of the demographic consequences:

    – They will be enormous, including that Europeans will become a minority in their own countries.

    – From South Africa, we are surprised to see how open the European countries are and how people just accept immigrants without realising that one day they will become a minority in their own country and the consequences of this.

    Mr Roets speaks from his own experience
    As a Boer, he has seen how brutally white people are treated in today’s South Africa. Violence is increasing because whites have been reduced to a minority. The shift in power has led to discrimination, hostility and murder – even of members of Mr Roets’ own family.

    – When you are a minority in your own country, it will be too late. Demographics, once again, are crucial: Europe’s culture, the great theatres, entertainment, universities, churches – all will be lost with shrinking demographics. This is especially true for Europeans and Americans who don’t realise the importance of demographics

    Kill the Boers!
    The violent crimes against the Boers are one of the main reasons why Roets wrote the book Kill the Boer: Government Complicity in South Africa’s Brutal Farm Murders, which has become an international bestseller.

    – To emphasise the scale of the problem, I have studied the reports of white murders. I know many victims and can name many people who have been killed along with family members and friends on their farms.

    I had a friend in high school who was shot in the head as he left home at night. My father’s cousin was brutally murdered; they hit him with stones and pierced his skull with a pitchfork.

    A terrible creativity among the killers
    – The parents of a woman I know were victims of one of the most brutal farm murders. Ropes were tied around their necks and they were forced up and down the house. The woman’s father was murdered by stuffing a shower head down his throat and forcing boiling hot water down his throat, causing severe internal burns, before finally shooting and killing him with a shotgun.
    – These are just a few cases out of many.
    Some have been burned to death,
    some have been dragged behind cars to death,
    others have had their throats cut with machetes or have been simply dismembered.
    The perpetrators reveal a terrible unbridled creativity.

    Not even white children go free
    Mr Roets has dedicated his book to the memory of Wilmien Potgieter, who was only two years old when she and her family were murdered. The little girl was walking home with her family when her father was attacked and stabbed 151 times with a pitchfork, knife and machete – and left with a pitchfork in his neck. The murder took place in front of his wife and daughter. The little girl was then shot in front of her mother, who was then ordered to kneel down and shot.

    – It’s so horrible you don’t even want to hear about it, but it’s not the only story involving children.

    “Kill the Boers” — is not hate speech
    The name of Roet’s book, “Kill the Boer”, refers to a popular South African song, “Dubul’ ibhunu”, which translates to “kill the Boer”.

    The South African leftist party Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), founded by Julius Malema, former leader of the ANC’s youth organisation, was sued by AfriForum, of which Ernst Roets is deputy CEO, for incitement to murder for singing this song at party meetings.

    The EFF, which is currently the third largest party in both houses of the South African Parliament, was acquitted by the court, which declared that the song did not incite hatred or violence. The judgement was duly celebrated by parts of the South African population.

    Relatively successful — Roets describes the intense discrimination faced by the Boer minority group in South Africa. But despite this, white society is economically and culturally relatively successful.

    – Our society is quite successful and the root of the conflict is envy. At the same time, the government scapegoats us and blames us for the country’s problems.

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    part 2

    Now, a few decades after whites left power in South Africa, the country is in decline. The public sector is characterised by widespread theft and corruption at all levels, basic public services such as electricity supply and waste management are collapsing.

    Eighty per cent of the country’s schools are dysfunctional. The Boers, on the other hand, have schools and universities at the same level as in Europe. Unemployment is about forty per cent, among the Boers it is about eight per cent. While the rest of the country is a failure, we are recording successes.

    – One of the biggest problems is the electricity supply, which is monopolised by the state. There are power cuts several hours a day.

    The Boers produce their own electricity to some extent and are taking steps to increase their independence. The general situation for the Boers is “very good and very bad at the same time”, according to Mr Roets.

    – This is very bad because South Africa is on the verge of collapse and there are no signs that the country will emerge from the crisis. Protests against the national debt, corruption, crime and the education system are growing.

    All indicators are pointing in the wrong direction. We have built institutions that protect us. If the state fails, we must survive. We have our own schools, universities, cultural and economic organisations.

    https://twitter.com/ErnstRoets/status/1659642818384502801?s=20

    The Boers, also known as ‘Afrikaners’, are a South African ethnic group with roots in the Dutch, German and French populations that settled the country.

    – But we are no longer Dutch, German or French, we are our own nation with close ties to both Africa and the West. In the 1990s, an ideology spread that we could all give up our cultural identity and become the same. This process applied not only to us, but also to other ethnicities, but it didn’t work.

    Roets is generally an optimist and believes that the situation for the Boers will improve, but the realist in him recognises that the situation is difficult. However, the Boers remain resilient despite the fact that more and more Boers are leaving the country.

    – Our culture and sense of identity is strong. We are many and we want to survive. We are about 2.7 million, we are scattered and we are a minority everywhere.

    Mr Roets believes that in order to survive, the Boers must unite to become at least a majority in one area of South Africa and they must raise international awareness of the situation they face.

    – South Africans will become poorer and with that they will become angrier. The majority will continue to blame the Boers for the incompetence and failures of the government. Corruption and crime will continue to grow. People will turn away from the ruling parties without having any real alternatives. Ultimately, the state will collapse and a post-state society will emerge. We Boers have strong institutions, but they will not be able to fill the political vacuum that will arise when the state collapses.

    – Things could go in a different direction, but I think this is the most likely scenario.

    The demographic transformation of Europe is following a slightly different pattern, as Europeans are or were the majority population, but more and more cities or parts of cities are being taken over by immigrants from warmer countries, especially in working class neighbourhoods where the old majority population has lost its foothold.

    In the Swedish melting pot of Malmö, for example, expressing oneself in the minority language of Swedish is becoming problematic, with schools urged to be realistic and switch to teaching in Arabic.

    In France, almost 25 per cent of newborns are given Muslim names, and this is increasing by 0.7 per cent every year.
    every year.

    Even in our own country, population growth is driven by immigration from exotic and colourful cultures.

    In a few decades, it will be the still-living pale faces of Europe’s indigenous peoples who will be hailed as the ‘enrichment’ – if the new demography is as kind to us as we have been to it.

    Our children and grandchildren are the Boers of the future.

    But in Europe the consequences will be enormous, as Europeans become a minority in their own countries.

    https://www.snaphanen.dk/2023/05/25/naar-europaeerne-kommer-i-minoritet-i-egne-lande/

    • ADDENDUM

      Excerpt from article in GP, 22 May, 2023
      by Torbjörn Hållö

      Sweden’s population has changed fundamentally.
      The liberalisation of migration policy would not have been possible without the long-running active campaign by parts of the business community.

      In 2002, 1 053 000 of Sweden’s population were born abroad.

      Twenty years later, the number had doubled to 2 146 000.

      The main country of origin in 2002 was Finland. Now it is Syria.

      Today, two out of ten Swedes are born in another country.

      This means that Sweden has a higher proportion of foreign-born people than the immigration country USA had at its peak in the 1890s.

      Few, if any, other Western countries in modern history have undergone such a dramatic change in their demographics.

      How did this change happen?

      By whom and when was the decision made that Sweden should double the number of immigrants?

      The answer is that the decision was never made. It just happened.

      No government inquiry was ever set up. The question was never put to the voters.

      Political power play in the parliament and an (extreme) economic-liberal social discourse took Sweden step by step to where it is today.

      A crucial piece of the puzzle for the fact that Sweden has had much higher immigration than all its neighbouring countries is the disproportionate influence of small liberal parties in Swedish politics.

      This was true for every government formation from the 2002 election until the 2022 election.

      However, the liberalisation of migration policy would not have been possible without the long-running active campaign by parts of the business community.

      The neoliberal part of the business community had the explicit idea of using immigration as a weapon against trade unions and coherent wage formation.

      The fact that Sweden’s population has grown by one million foreign-born people in twenty years has had major consequences.

      Sweden is – for better or worse – a completely different country than it would have been with migration at the average Nordic level.

      A family and clan-based criminality, that was completely unknown a few decades ago, is ravaging the country.
      Ethnicised unemployment, with the majority of the unemployed being born abroad.

      A segregated country where the upper middle class settles in ethnically homogenous areas such as Södermalm, Lomma or Askim.

      But it is also a country where important tasks are carried out thanks to immigrants. In many vital professions, immigrants make up a significant proportion of the workforce, such as nurses, taxi drivers and bus drivers.

      Over the past 20 years, Sweden has carried out a completely unplanned, dramatic social experiment with highly disruptive effects on society.

      If you want to read more about this, you are recomended to read
      Svante Nycander’s book “Liberals in the asylum crisis”.

  9. “Canadians are becoming increasingly comfortable — almost cozy — with the Trudeau government’s euthanasia program”

    Bull. Headlines/articles like that are sheer propaganda, so that the sheeple line up baaing behind whatever insanity some polling company decides to push, on behalf of who knows.

  10. re: Arkansas Man Who Put Feet on Nancy Pelosi Office Desk During Capitol Protest Sentenced to 4.5 Years in Prison

    Only one comparison is needed to illustrate the extent of the corruption of the Congress, the FBI and the DOJ : the treatment of the January 6th political prisoners versus the treatment of the culprits ‘investigated’ by Durham … many of whom Durham didn’t even question face-to-face. None facing charges yet.

    How many of the Jan. 6 crew will land in prison, and for how many man-years in total?

    How many of the Comey – Strzok – Mueller – Weissman – Clinton – Brennan – Clapper – etc. clique will see the inside of a prison?

    Q.E.D.

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