Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/20/2023

At a Thanksgiving event for the U.S. Navy, President Joe Biden told a 6-year-old girl that he loved her ears, and asked her if she was 17. Meanwhile, according to the latest polls, Donald Trump would beat Joe Biden in Pennsylvania, even if Robert F. Kennedy Jr. were also on the ballot.

In other news, the British medical journal Lancet said that 2023 saw the highest global temperatures in more than 100,000 years.

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Thanks to Daniel Greenfield, Dean, DV, Fjordman, LP, McN, Reader from Chicago, SS, Upananda Brahmachari, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» IMF Director Says CBDCs Could Replace Cash, Increase “Financial Inclusion”
» Leading Economic Indicators Signal Recession — Again!
» Poland to Enter Into World’s Top 20 Economies as Turkey Faces Economic Slide
» Report: Majority of U.S. Adults Living Paycheck to Paycheck
 
USA
» 1 in 10 American Jews Showed Up in D.C. on a Tuesday to Stand for Israel
» 77-Year-Old Trump Releases Doctor Letter Touting Health, Weight Loss on Biden’s 81st Birthday
» After Robotaxi Dragged Pedestrian 20 Feet, Cruise Founder and CEO Resigns
» Andy Ngo Reports: Florida Trantifa Activist Allegedly Murdered Man, Set His Home on Fire
» Biden’s Taylor Swift-Britney-Beyoncé Mix-Up Sparks Social Media Mockery: ‘This is an Impeachable Offense’
» Big Data Poll: Trump Would Defeat Biden in PA, Even in 3-Way Race Including RFK
» Bitchute Asks Jim Jordan to Investigate the Deplatforming of Parler
» Breaking: Derek Chauvin Calls His Trial a ‘Sham’ in First Interview From Prison
» Breaking: Rumble Under ‘Major DDoS Attack’ After CEO Pledged to Join Elon Musk to Fight Woke Censorship
» Breaking: President Trump Demands Change at RNC if They Do Not End Primary Debates and Focus Funds on Elections
» California Voters ‘Duped’ by Reform Plan That Sparked Shoplifting Crisis: Sheriff
» Cardi B Slams Eric Adams for Brutal Cuts to NYPD, Says Crimes Will ‘Go Through the Roof’
» CBS Anchor Shuts Down Interview When GOP Rep Explains Why Biden Should Face ‘Consequences’ for Classified Docs
» Creepy Joe: Biden Asks 6-Year-Old Girl if She’s 17, Says ‘I Love Your Ears’
» Extinction Rebellion Protesters Busted for Die-in at Natural History Museum, Banner Stunt at Guggenheim
» Judges Signal They May Loosen Trump Gag Order in Federal Election Interference Case
» Lloyd Austin Visits Ukraine as US Sends $100M More in Dwindling Aid
» Male Nanny Sentenced to 707 Years for Molesting, Filming 17 Children in His Care in California
» Mike Lindell Celebrates Judge’s ‘Historical Ruling’ Against Georgia’s Electronic Voting Machines
» NBC Cuts Ties With Journalist Arrested by Israel for Glorifying Hamas Attacks
» NY Rep. D’Esposito Wants ‘From the River to the Sea’ Chant Officially Condemned as Antisemitic
» Oregon Opioid Deaths Increase 13x After Drug Decriminalization Law: ‘We Have to Do Something Different’
» Portland Trans, Antifa Militants Assault Women’s Rights Group at Library Event
» Presidential Debates Set for Texas, Virginia and Utah as RFK Jr. Looks to be First Independent on Stage in 3 Decades
» Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Two-Tiered Justice System Exposed in Police State Documentary
» Rep. Goldman Claims He ‘Used the Wrong Word’ When He Called for Trump to be ‘Eliminated’
» Ron DeSantis Hit by Devastating New Data That Puts Him on Path to Catastrophic Defeat in Home State of Florida
» Rumble CEO Accuses Media Matters of Misrepresenting Rumble in an Effort to Target Free Expression Online
» Stowe Township Restaurant Owner Arrested After Shooting Teen Trying to Take Tip Jar, Police Say
» Supreme Court Won’t Hear Derek Chauvin’s Appeal of George Floyd Murder Conviction
» Tech CEOs Are Subpoenaed to Testify on Child Abuse Content
» Texas AG Launches Investigation Into Media Matters, for “Potential Fraudulent Activity” After X Accused the Group of Manipulating Data
» Texas AG Says Pfizer Gave Low-Quality ADD Meds to Underprivileged Kids
» Truth Social Company Sues Media Outlets for Defamation
» Video: Pro-Hamas Protesters Crash Harvard-Yale Game
» Wake Forest Professor Resigns After Saying She Was ‘Tempted to Shoot Up’ Israeli Music Festival Like Hamas
» Wall Street Cheers Microsoft’s ‘Coup’ Hiring Altman After OpenAI Ouster, Stock Hits All-Time High
» Washington State Hit Hardest by Retail Theft in US: Report
» White House Rejects ‘Genocide Joe’ Taunt, Says Hamas Wants to Wipe Out Jews
» X Files Lawsuit Against Media Matters, Accusing the Organization of Manipulation and Defamation to Attack Free Speech
 
Europe and the EU
» “Its Not Mission Impossible” — Polish PM Morawiecki’s Newfound Confidence in Forming Next Government
» ‘A Gang Came to Kill People!’ — Teen Stabbed to Death and 17 Wounded During Winter Ball Massacre in French Village
» Austria: Islamist ‘Morality Guardians’ Surging in Vienna Schools
» British Soccer Player Dies Suddenly at 30
» Britons Told Their Taxes Are Up Because of ‘Putin’s War in Ukraine’
» Civil War Looms for Spain? Socialists Push Country to the Breaking Point
» Dutch Far-Right Leader Thierry Baudet Beaten With Beer Bottle at Groningen Campaign Stop
» EU Moves Closer to Near-Instant Bank Transfers
» European Liberals Lose it Over Hungarian Government’s Latest Billboard Campaign
» Jet-Powered Hypocrisy: Richest 1% of Global Elites Emit as Much Carbon as Bottom Two-Thirds
» Lockdowns Had Zero Impact on COVID, Major Study Finds
» Orban: ‘Today, Hungary is the Voice of the European People’
» Poland’s New Government Will Want US Firms to Buy Equity Stake in Nuclear Project
» Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Slams the New European for Publishing ‘Libelous’ Remarks About Governing Conservatives
» Spain: Retired Military Officials See Amnesty Law as Threat to Constitution
» The European Union Needs Radical Reform or it Will Fall Apart, Warns Re-Elected Hungary PM Orban
» UK Govt Compiled ‘Secret Files’ on Social Media Activity of Critics to Create Event Blacklist
» UK: Pro-Palestine Protesters Lie in the Road Like Just Stop Oil in Bid to Block Workers Getting to Leicester Factory Which ‘Supplies Israel With Weapons’
» Verhofstadt Calls for Hungary to Have Its Voting Rights Abolished in the European Council
» Woke Lancet Warns: ‘Highest Global Temperatures in Over 100,000 Years’
 
Israel and the Palestinians
» Dozens of Premature Babies Evacuated From Gaza to Egypt
» Hamas Captives Spill Secrets About Operating From Hospitals: ‘We Became Their Human Shields’
» IDF Shares Gaza Hospital Video Amid Rumoured Israel-Hamas Deal
» Poll: Palestinians Express Strong Support for October 7 Massacre, Hamas While Opposing Israel’s Existence
 
Middle East
» Video Shows Yemeni Terrorists Seizing ‘Israel-Linked’ Japanese Cargo Ship in Red Sea
 
Russia
» Russia Stockpiles Missiles in Crimea for Winter Offensive
» US Defense Secretary Austin Makes Unannounced Visit to Ukraine
» Watch: MSNBC Finally Admits Ukraine Lost War With Russia
 
Caucasus
» Video: Synagogue in Armenia Allegedly Targeted in Arson Attack
 
South Asia
» India: Madras High Court would have reviewed its stand to ensure Justice to the Hindus
 
Far East
» Japan: Photo: Jewish U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel’s Home Vandalized With ‘Nazis’ Graffiti
 
Australia — Pacific
» Brisbane Bus Station Girl Bashing Caught on Camera as Bystanders Watch on in Shock
 
Latin America
» Argentina: President-Elect Javier Milei Promises ‘Spiritual’ Israel Trip, Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem
» Based?
» Donald Trump Congratulates New Argentine President Javier Milei: ‘Make Argentina Great Again!’
» Latin American Leftists Melt Down Over Javier Milei’s Presidential Victory in Argentina
 
Immigration
» Finland Considers Full Border Shutdown With Russia as Moscow Accused of Handing Migrants Bikes and Scooters to Flood Europe
» Germany Preparing to Accept ‘Large Influx’ of Gaza Refugees, Leading Newspaper Reports
» German Pensioner Ousted From Home of 23 Years to Accommodate ‘Refugee Family’
» Manhunt Launched as Suspected Iran-Backed Islamist Terrorists Sneak Into Britain on Migrant Boats: Report
» Sanctuary City Chicago Considers 80-Square-Foot ‘Micro Homes’ for Migrants as Mass Immigration Strains Housing
» Trump Lays Out Border Plan to Stop the Invasion of Illegal Immigrants
» UK Spending £1.5m on Minibuses and Electric Vehicles for Albanian Prison System
» UK: Net Migration Could Hit a Record 700,000 When Figures Are Released This Week Amid a Rise in Foreign Nationals Extending Their Visas
 
Culture Wars
» Biden’s DoD to Spend $270 Million in Taxpayer Money on Marxist DEI Agenda
» Mayo Clinic Doctor Claims Clinic ‘Retaliated’ Against Him for Comments on Trans Athletes, NIH Criticism
» School District to Fork Over $200K to Settle Satanic Temple Lawsuit and Allow ‘After School Satan Club’ Events
» Trans Swimmer Breaks New Jersey College Record After Switching From Men’s Team to Women’s
» UK: Trans Athlete Who Seriously Injured Female Player Quits Team After Opponents Refuse to Play Against Him
 

IMF Director Says CBDCs Could Replace Cash, Increase “Financial Inclusion”

The concept of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) — the opposite of decentralized crypto — whose purpose can be summed up as a way to keep financial power firmly cemented in the hands of governments and their central banks in the digital age, unsurprisingly has a staunch supporter in the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Both CBDCs and the IMF are global darlings and here, they come together, with the latter’s top officials like Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva talking up the benefits of the former.

Georgieva addressed the Singapore FinTech Festival, and according to her keynote speech, CBCDs are capable of replacing cash (another long-time dream held dear by financial elites, but also authorities who like to keep a close eye, not to say surveil, the activities of the population).

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

Leading Economic Indicators Signal Recession — Again!

A key measure of the direction of the U.S. economy fell for the 19th straight month and once again indicated that a recession is looming.

The leading economic index fell 0.8 percent in October, the Conference Board said Monday. The LEI is based on 10 indicators that tend to forecast the direction of the economy.

Economists had expected a milder decline of 0.8 percent.

The last time the index declined for 19 months in a row was during the Great Recession when it fell from the end of 2007 through 2009.

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

Poland to Enter Into World’s Top 20 Economies as Turkey Faces Economic Slide

Poland is poised to become the 20th largest economy globally, possibly overtaking Turkey, which is grappling with its highest inflation in 24 years, according to projections by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The IMF forecasts that by the end of 2023, Poland’s GDP will surpass $860 billion. This significant growth is further emphasized by Turkey’s current economic challenges, including a steep inflation rate that could cause it to fall from its 17th place to 21st in the global economy rankings.

Just a year ago, the World Bank ranked Poland at 21st by GDP, and its per capita purchasing power parity was nearly $36,800, a steep rise from $10,400 in 1989.

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

Report: Majority of U.S. Adults Living Paycheck to Paycheck

The majority of U.S. adults are living paycheck to paycheck heading into this holiday season, a report shows.

LendingClub’s latest report shows that as of October, 60 percent of adults said they are living paycheck to paycheck. Around 40 percent of consumers consider themselves to be worse off now than in 2022.

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

1 in 10 American Jews Showed Up in D.C. on a Tuesday to Stand for Israel

by Daniel Greenfield

On a Tuesday in November, around a third of a million American Jews left their jobs, skipped class and headed to Washington D.C. Some didn’t make it. In Detroit, bus drivers deliberately stranded hundreds of Jews heading to D.C. Others ran into less widely reported problems.

Even among those who arrived, tens of thousands never made it through into the secured area. In the final count, 290,000 people passed through the metal detectors at the ‘March for Israel’.

This was not only the largest ever rally by American Jews, but the largest gathering against Islamic terror.

Having a third of a million people show up at the National Mall is not completely extraordinary. Farrakhan’s Million Man March did manage to turn out 400,000 black people from a total population of 34 million. The ‘March for Israel’ brought over 300,000 out of 4.2 million Jews.

There are an estimated 4.2 million American Jews by religion. 7% of them showed up.

Accounting for the very old and very young who could not have made the trip, that’s 1 in 10 American Jews traveling to be in D.C. on a random Tuesday on fairly short notice…

           — Hat tip: Daniel Greenfield [Return to headlines]
 

77-Year-Old Trump Releases Doctor Letter Touting Health, Weight Loss on Biden’s 81st Birthday

Former President Donald Trump had a backhanded 81st birthday present for his successor Monday.

The 77-year-old Trump released a glowing letter purporting to be from his personal physician crowing about his “excellent” health and claiming that he has lost an unspecified amount of weight.

“I am pleased to report that President Trump’s overall health is excellent. His physical exams were well within the normal range and his cognitive exams were exceptional,” read the letter signed by Dr. Bruce Aronwald of Morristown, NJ.

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

After Robotaxi Dragged Pedestrian 20 Feet, Cruise Founder and CEO Resigns

GM-owned Cruise “failed to disclose” full video and key crash details, DMV said.

The CEO of self-driving car firm Cruise resigned yesterday following an accident in which a Cruise robotaxi dragged a pedestrian 20 feet. California officials accused Cruise of withholding key information and video after the accident, and the company’s self-driving operations are on hold while federal authorities investigate.

“Today I resigned from my position as CEO of Cruise,” co-founder Kyle Vogt wrote in a post on twitter.com. “The startup I launched in my garage has given over 250,000 driverless rides across several cities, with each ride inspiring people with a small taste of the future,” he also wrote.

Cruise is owned by General Motors, which bought the company in 2016. Vogt expressed optimism about Cruise’s future without him, saying the team is “executing on a solid, multi-year roadmap and an exciting product vision.”

“As for what’s next for me, I plan to spend time with my family and explore some new ideas. Thanks for the great ride!” Vogt wrote.

On Saturday, one day before resigning, Vogt reportedly apologized to staff in an email. “As CEO, I take responsibility for the situation Cruise is in today. There are no excuses, and there is no sugar coating what has happened. We need to double down on safety, transparency, and community engagement,” he wrote in the email quoted by Reuters.

           — Hat tip: McN [Return to headlines]
 

Andy Ngo Reports: Florida Trantifa Activist Allegedly Murdered Man, Set His Home on Fire

Antifa-linked far-left militants are fundraising for the release and legal aid of a Florida far-left trans activist accused of murdering a man, setting fire to his home and burglarizing his property.

Matthew Daniel Temael, who uses the alias and trans name “Dandelion,” was arrested in September over the March murder of a man in Hawthorne, Putnam County, Fla. The 23-year-old Minnesota native is accused of stabbing Louis Stackhouse to death and then setting his mobile home on fire before going on the run with the victim’s vehicle. Temael was found driving the stolen 2008 Saturn Sky in Tampa during a traffic stop. Temael attempted to flee but was caught.

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

Biden’s Taylor Swift-Britney-Beyoncé Mix-Up Sparks Social Media Mockery: ‘This is an Impeachable Offense’

President Biden confused pop singers Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Britney Spears, bewildering social media users on Monday.

During the annual White House Thanksgiving turkey pardon, Biden joked about the distance it took for the two turkeys, named Liberty and Bell, to travel, comparing it to the difficulty of getting concert tickets

“Now, just to get here, Liberty and Bell had to beat some tough odds, a competition. They had to work hard to show patience and be willing to travel over a thousand miles,” Biden said. “You could say even this is harder than getting a ticket to the Renaissance tour, or — or Britney’s tour she’s down in — it’s kind of warm in Brazil right now.”

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

Big Data Poll: Trump Would Defeat Biden in PA, Even in 3-Way Race Including RFK

A new poll, released less than a year out from the 2024 election, has revealed that Donald Trump is in the lead among voters in the swing state of Pennsylvania, beating out both Democrat candidate and incumbent Joe Biden and independent candidate Robert F Kennedy Jr.

The Big Data Poll survey found that 39.9 percent of Pennsylvania voters would cast their ballot for Trump, compared to 36 percent who said they would vote for Biden, and 7.7 percent who said they would vote for Kennedy.

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

Bitchute Asks Jim Jordan to Investigate the Deplatforming of Parler

BitChute, a platform for video hosting and social media, has reached out to Representative Jim Jordan, requesting an investigation into the removal of Parler, a social media platform once favored by free speech supporters, from online platforms. This request is part of a broader inquiry by Jordan’s House panel into possible misuse of government power to pressure online companies to suppress speech.

The Chief Policy Officer at BitChute, Amy Peikoff, who previously held the same position at Parler, addressed a letter to Jordan. In it, she suggested that the actions taken against Parler might be similar to the coordinated efforts outlined in a report by the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. This report focused on the Censorship-Industrial Complex.

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

Breaking: Derek Chauvin Calls His Trial a ‘Sham’ in First Interview From Prison

Former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin, who is currently serving 21 years in federal prison over the death of George Floyd, characterized his trial process as a “sham” as he made his first comments to the media since Floyd’s death.

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

Breaking: Rumble Under ‘Major DDoS Attack’ After CEO Pledged to Join Elon Musk to Fight Woke Censorship

Video streaming site Rumble came under a DDOS attack on Monday. This after pledging to “go thermonuclear as well” along with Elon Musk following a Media Matters hit piece on X.

“UPDATE: We are currently experiencing a major DDOS attack. Our engineers are investigating and we will report back here with updates,” Rumble said. A DDoS attack is “a cybercrime where the attacker floods a server with internet traffic to prevent users from accessing connected online services and sites.” It disables the site that is attacked.

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

Breaking: President Trump Demands Change at RNC if They Do Not End Primary Debates and Focus Funds on Elections

In a Truth Social post made Monday, 2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump called for the Republican National Committee to cease primary debates and spend that money to take down Democrats in the fast-approaching election.

Trump noted a Harvard/Harris poll released the same day which found Trump to be 58 points ahead of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and ahead of Joe Biden by 6 points.

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

California Voters ‘Duped’ by Reform Plan That Sparked Shoplifting Crisis: Sheriff

Rampant shoplifting in California’s capital has surpassed “crisis level,” according to the outspoken sheriff of Sacramento County.

“It is way beyond crisis level,” Sacramento County Sheriff Jim Cooper told Fox News Digital in a Zoom interview Thursday about shoplifting.

Cooper took the internet by storm earlier this month when he said in an X post that Target leaders prevented deputies from thwarting shoplifting incidents despite the store requesting help to stymie rampant retail crime.

Cooper said his office recently worked with the massive retailer to carry out a shoplifting operation, but the plan apparently crumbled when Target leaders made a list of rules for where and how deputies and detectives could arrest the suspects.

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

Cardi B Slams Eric Adams for Brutal Cuts to NYPD, Says Crimes Will ‘Go Through the Roof’

Rapper Cardi B has reportedly declared “crimes are gonna go through the roof” after Democratic Mayor Eric Adams announced drastic budget cuts last week including a slashing of the NYPD budget, in response to the flood of illegal immigrants that have overwhelmed the Big Apple.

In a livestream video obtained by The Daily Mail, the Grammy Winning artist stated, “What’s going to happen to my nieces, what’s going to happen to my nephews, what’s going to happen to my cousins, my aunts, my friends that’s living in the hood?”

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

CBS Anchor Shuts Down Interview When GOP Rep Explains Why Biden Should Face ‘Consequences’ for Classified Docs

Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) was abruptly shut down during an interview on CBS when he tried to explain why Democrat President Joe Biden’s scandal involving his mishandling of classified documents.

The congressman started to explain that Biden should face “consequences” over the case.

However, CBS News anchor Margaret Brennan swiftly ended a Sunday interview when Turner started to express wrongthink.

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

Creepy Joe: Biden Asks 6-Year-Old Girl if She’s 17, Says ‘I Love Your Ears’

On Sunday, Joe Biden and his wife, Jill, took part in a Thanksgiving event providing food and entertainment to over 400 members of the United States Navy and their families in Virginia.

At one point in the evening, the president approached a young girl and proceeded to complement her ears before asking how old she was.

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

Extinction Rebellion Protesters Busted for Die-in at Natural History Museum, Banner Stunt at Guggenheim

More than a dozen climate protesters were arrested after they took over the lobby of New York’s Museum of Natural History for a “die-in” next to the iconic Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton — while others hung posters at the Guggenheim.

The NYPD confirmed Monday that 13 members of the New York City chapter of Extinction Rebellion were arrested at the two museums Saturday, though it was not immediately clear how many were arrested at each stunt.

At the Museum of Natural History, protesters were pictured lying on the ground as speakers stood on the pedestal of the dinosaur skeleton to speak about the dangers of fossil fuels.

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

Judges Signal They May Loosen Trump Gag Order in Federal Election Interference Case

A gag order against former President Donald Trump in a federal election interference case is being weighed by a three-judge panel after they heard arguments in a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., on Monday.

During the two-and-a-half hours of arguments, the appeals court judges appeared skeptical of both sides on whether to reinstate an order from a trial judge that prevented Trump from making inflammatory comments against prosecutors, potential witnesses and court staff.

Cecil VanDevender, a lawyer with Special Counsel Jack Smith’s office, argued that a gag order is necessary to prevent intimidation and threats against participants in the case where Trump is accused of scheming to overturn the 2020 election.

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

Lloyd Austin Visits Ukraine as US Sends $100M More in Dwindling Aid

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made a surprise trip to Ukraine on Monday, arriving hours before the US announced an additional $100 million in security assistance for the war-torn nation.

Austin visited Kyiv “to meet with Ukrainian leaders and reinforce the staunch support of the United States for Ukraine’s fight for freedom,” the Pentagon said in a statement.

“I’m here today to deliver an important message — the United States will continue to stand with Ukraine in their fight for freedom against Russia’s aggression, both now and into the future,” the secretary said in a post to X early Monday.

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

Male Nanny Sentenced to 707 Years for Molesting, Filming 17 Children in His Care in California

A male nanny in California has been sentenced to 707 years and eight months in prison for sexually assaulting 16 boys while on the job and showing a 17th boy child pornography with the intent of sexually assaulting him. His victims ranged in age from two to 12 years old. The Office of the District Attorney for Orange County said many of the assaults were filmed.

Matthew Zakrzewski, 34, was charged with 34 felony counts, 27 of which were lewd and lascivious acts with a minor under the age of 14. The remaining seven included two felony counts of oral copulation of a child under the age of 10, one felony count of possession of child pornography, one felony count of using a minor for sex acts, two felony counts of distributing pornography to a minor for the purpose of engaging in sexual conduct, and one felony count of attempted lewd or lascivious act with a minor under the age of 14.

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

Mike Lindell Celebrates Judge’s ‘Historical Ruling’ Against Georgia’s Electronic Voting Machines

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell took to social media to celebrate a ruling last week which found that Georgia’s voting machines could have compromised integrity, and thus may not be accurately counting votes.

“Historical ruling by Judge! Anyone questioning elections or election machines are not conspiracy theorist!” Lindell posted on X.

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

NBC Cuts Ties With Journalist Arrested by Israel for Glorifying Hamas Attacks

NBC News has cut ties with a Palestinian freelancer who was arrested in Israel on suspicion of inciting terror and identifying with a terrorist organization.

Mirvat al-Azzeh, who lives in East Jerusalem, was jailed Thursday after sharing four recent Facebook posts regarding Hamas’ sneak attack on Israel on Oct. 7 that killed more than 1,200 people, according to the Jerusalem Post.

It’s unclear what al-Azzeh, 45, wrote in those posts, though police described them at a hearing at the Jerusalem Magistrate Court as “inciting and glorying the horrible acts committed against civilians,” per the outlet.

NBC, owned by Comcast, said Monday that the journalist was no longer working with them.

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

NY Rep. D’Esposito Wants ‘From the River to the Sea’ Chant Officially Condemned as Antisemitic

Long Island GOP Rep. Anthony D’Esposito will introduce a resolution on Tuesday formally condemning the use of the slogan “from the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” as antisemitic, according to a copy exclusively obtained by The Post.

D’Esposito, who represents the hotly contested Fourth Congressional District, will file the motion on the heels of a censure resolution against Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) earlier this month, which cited the “Squad” rep’s use of the phrase on social media.

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

Oregon Opioid Deaths Increase 13x After Drug Decriminalization Law: ‘We Have to Do Something Different’

As Oregon reaches the three-year anniversary of passing its trailblazing law decriminalizing hard drugs like heroin, meth and cocaine, death and devastation are pushing many to plead for its reversal

Opioid-related deaths in the Beaver State have skyrocketed to 955 this year, up from 280 in 2019 before the law — Measure 110 — was passed with 58% approval.

“This breaks my heart,” Michael Bock, a private security guard in Portland, said of the drastic change Monday on “America’s Newsroom.” “What happened before 110 got passed was that I revived zero people. Since 110’s passing, it’s almost daily…

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

Portland Trans, Antifa Militants Assault Women’s Rights Group at Library Event

A women’s rights event was reportedly attacked by Antifa-affiliated extremists on Sunday in Portland, Oregon. Rose City Antifa had been plotting to disrupt the event over the past few days, encouraging its members to assault female participants. The threats were issued on social media.

The women’s advocacy group, Women’s Declaration International (WDI), announced on X that trans-identified Antifa militants had followed through with the threats. The women said that they were victims of violent assaults during Sunday’s event outside the Portland Public Library.

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

Presidential Debates Set for Texas, Virginia and Utah as RFK Jr. Looks to be First Independent on Stage in 3 Decades

For the first time in more than three decades, an independent presidential candidate may take part in a general election debate.

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced the schedule and prerequisites for the 2024 cycle Monday, with three presidential debates set for:

  • Sept. 16, 2024, at Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas
  • Oct. 1, 2024, at Virginia State University in Petersburg, Va.
  • Oct. 9, 2024, at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City

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

Rand Paul Speaks Out Against Two-Tiered Justice System Exposed in Police State Documentary

Emphasizing concerns over perceived justice disparities under the Biden administration, Rand Paul, the Republican Senator from Kentucky, has argued that Americans nation-wide are apprehensive about expressing political views. Speaking at The Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC prior to a showing of Dinesh D’Souza’s latest movie Police State, Paul explained that people are fearful due to the Biden administration’s treatment of individuals who dissent politically.

In D’Souza’s film, the issue of the administration targeting citizens is investigated. The film screening was well-received, winning the endorsement of President Donald Trump and other significant figures. The documentary is currently on Rumble.

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

Rep. Goldman Claims He ‘Used the Wrong Word’ When He Called for Trump to be ‘Eliminated’

New York Democratic Rep. Dan Goldman apologized on Monday and said he misspoke when he called for former President Donald Trump to be “eliminated” — which some on social media argued could incite violence against the 2024 Republican presidential front-runner.

“Yesterday on TV, I mistakenly used the wrong word to express the importance for America that Donald Trump doesn’t become President again,”Goldman said in X post. “While he must be defeated, I certainly wish no harm to him and do not condone political violence.”

“I apologize for the poor choice of words,” he added.

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

Ron DeSantis Hit by Devastating New Data That Puts Him on Path to Catastrophic Defeat in Home State of Florida

Donald Trump had won 60 per cent of Republican support in Ron DeSantis’ home state of Florida, putting the Governor on the path for defeat.

The former President is now 39 points ahead of DeSantis, his rival, a new poll from the University of North Florida has revealed.

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

Rumble CEO Accuses Media Matters of Misrepresenting Rumble in an Effort to Target Free Expression Online

Rumble CEO Chris Pavlovski has accused the activist group Media Matters of deliberately misleading the public and advertisers in an attempt to harm the video platform. According to Pavlovski, Media Matters is threatened by Rumble’s commitment to maintaining a free and open internet, leading them to take deceptive actions.

The contention centers on a Media Matters claim made on March 14th, alleging that Netflix ads were placed on Rumble videos violating the platform’s content policies. Pavlovski refutes this claim with analytics data, suggesting that the video in question had received no views before Media Matters activity.

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Stowe Township Restaurant Owner Arrested After Shooting Teen Trying to Take Tip Jar, Police Say

STOWE TOWNSHIP, Pa. — The owner of a restaurant in Stowe Township is in jail Sunday after allegedly shooting a teenager who appeared to be stealing a tip jar.

Allegheny County police are charging Mohammed Hamdan, 39, of Pittsburgh, with aggravated assault in the case.

According to Hamdan’s criminal complaint, Stowe Township police contacted county police around 10 p.m. on Saturday to assist in investigating reports of shots fired near 7th Street and Broadway Avenue. A short time after, a 15-year-old boy was found with multiple gunshot wounds on Boquet Street after his mother called 911.

Police say that the teen had been at Hook Fish and Chicken restaurant at 700 Broadway Avenue. He had gone into the restaurant while his brother waited outside, police said. Hamdan later told police that he had seen the victim and his brother earlier in the day “and expected them to try to steal from him.”

Surveillance video from the store showed the teenager taking the plastic tip jar on the counter and turning toward the exit. Simultaneously, Hamdan took a pistol from his waistband and fired at least three shots at the teen. Municipal cameras showed the victim running down the sidewalk after been shot, the complaint says.

Police found no evidence that the teenager was armed or threatened Hamdan at any time.

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Supreme Court Won’t Hear Derek Chauvin’s Appeal of George Floyd Murder Conviction

The Supreme Court said Monday that it would not hear former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s appeal of his second-degree murder conviction in the May 2020 death of George Floyd.

Chauvin was found guilty by a state court in April 2021 and sentenced to 22 1/2 years in prison in connection with Floyd’s May 25, 2020, death, which triggered riots across the country and a prolonged debate on race relations in America.

The high court did not specify why it declined to take up the appeal and did not indicate whether any justices would have heard the case.

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Tech CEOs Are Subpoenaed to Testify on Child Abuse Content

On Monday, Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham took significant steps in their ongoing campaign against online child sexual exploitation by issuing subpoenas to the CEOs of X, Snap, and Discord. The aim of these subpoenas is to bring these technology leaders before a hearing to discuss this issue. Their decision follows multiple refusals by the executives to participate, despite extensive negotiations.

However, this move is part of a broader initiative by the senators, especially Senator Graham, who has been a vocal advocate for the EARN IT Act. This proposed legislation, championed by Graham, rightly seeks to address online child exploitation but has raised concerns due to its potential implications for end-to-end encryption and digital privacy. Graham is pushing for a ban on all end-to-end encryption and private messaging, and advocating for Big Tech to scan even the “private” messages of its users. Critics argue that the EARN IT Act could lead to a significant reduction in privacy in the digital domain by effectively banning robust encryption methods.

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Texas AG Launches Investigation Into Media Matters, for “Potential Fraudulent Activity” After X Accused the Group of Manipulating Data

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has initiated an investigation into Media Matters, a media and online speech watchdog organization, for allegedly engaging in “fraudulent activity.”

This action follows accusations by X CEO Elon Musk, who filed a lawsuit against Media Matters for allegedly distorting data on the social media platform.

X has faced a meaningful exodus of advertisers like IBM, Apple, Disney, Lionsgate, Paramount, and more.

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Texas AG Says Pfizer Gave Low-Quality ADD Meds to Underprivileged Kids

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is suing Pfizer and drug manufacturer Tris Pharma for fraud, alleging they provided “adulterated” attention deficit disorder medications to underprivileged children in the Lone Star State.

The lawsuit claims Pfizer knowingly distributed the powerful pediatric ADHD drug Quillivant to children on Medicaid “despite knowing Quillivant was adulterated due to deficient manufacturing practice”, and despite the drug’s pattern of failing routine quality control tests.

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Truth Social Company Sues Media Outlets for Defamation

Trump Media & Technology Group Corp, the owner of the Truth Social platform, has filed a lawsuit against 20 major media companies, including The Guardian, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Miami Herald, among others. The lawsuit, filed in the Circuit Court of the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in Sarasota County, Florida, alleges a coordinated media attack involving false reporting of a $73 million loss by TMTG.

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Video: Pro-Hamas Protesters Crash Harvard-Yale Game

Pro-Palestinian protesters descended on the Yale Bowl on Saturday, but a few counter-protesters were also on hand.

While a larger pro-Hamas protest broke out during the third quarter, there were other displays around the stadium, both pro-Hamas and pro-Israel across the stadium.

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Wake Forest Professor Resigns After Saying She Was ‘Tempted to Shoot Up’ Israeli Music Festival Like Hamas

A Wake Forest University professor has resigned after posting content on social media that defended Hamas’ violent terror attack against civilian music festival attendees in the early morning hours of October 7.

Dr. Laura Mullen, Kenan Chair of the Humanities, English & Creative Writing at Wake Forest University, “has resigned for personal reasons” and will continue teaching through the end of the semester, the university told The Wake Report. Mullen came under fire after she posted on X that she “could be tempted to shoot up your dance party,” signaling she empathized with the Hamas terrorists that killed hundreds at the festival during the October 7 mass attack in southern Israel.

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Wall Street Cheers Microsoft’s ‘Coup’ Hiring Altman After OpenAI Ouster, Stock Hits All-Time High

Microsoft (MSFT) stock closed at an all-time high on Monday as the ouster of Sam Altman at OpenAI sent shockwaves through the tech world over the weekend, surprising everyone from Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella to investors on Wall Street and VCs in Silicon Valley.

After a weekend-long back-and-forth, Altman is no longer with OpenAI. Instead, he and fellow OpenAI co-founder Greg Brockman have joined Microsoft to lead a new advanced AI research team, per Nadella.

But on Monday afternoon, the Verge reported that Altman’s deal with Microsoft is not official.

RBC Capital Markets managing director Rishi Jaluria described the past few days as the “most eventful” in his more than a decade covering software. Jaluria categorized the end result as a “huge coup for Microsoft,” as he still sees the tech giant as the leader in generative AI.

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Washington State Hit Hardest by Retail Theft in US: Report

A new report has revealed that Washington state has been the most impacted by retail theft in the US.

According to an analysis by Forbes, based on Washington’s share of the country’s population, the Evergreen State accounts for 48 percent more retail theft than a state its size should.

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White House Rejects ‘Genocide Joe’ Taunt, Says Hamas Wants to Wipe Out Jews

WASHINGTON — The White House says pro-Palestinian protesters are wrong to chant “Genocide Joe” at President Biden over his support of Israel — pointing out that the Jewish state is not trying to “wipe the Palestinian people off the map” with its invasion of the Gaza Strip.

The phrase is “inappropriate” to describe Israel’s Biden-backed war against the Hamas terror group, National Security Council spokesman John Kirby told reporters Monday.

Thousands of anti-Israel demonstrators in New York City and DC have chanted “Genocide Joe!” and “Genocide Joe has gotta go!” — with activists even writing the nickname next to red painted handprints on the masonry of the White House’s northern gate during a raucous rally on Nov. 4.

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X Files Lawsuit Against Media Matters, Accusing the Organization of Manipulation and Defamation to Attack Free Speech

X Corp, the corporation behind the social media platform X, has filed a lawsuit against progressive activist organization Media Matters. X is contending that the group launched what X owner Elon Musk described as a “fraudulent attack” on X. Following pressure from the Media Matter’s campaign, a vast array of high-profile corporations decided to discontinue advertising on X.

We obtained a copy of the lawsuit for you here.

As a result of these articles by Media Matters, X alleges it faced significant financial loss when major advertisers like Apple, Comcast NBCUniversal, and IBM withdrew their advertisements.

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“Its Not Mission Impossible” — Polish PM Morawiecki’s Newfound Confidence in Forming Next Government

Forming a new conservative coalition government is a difficult task, but not an impossible one, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki has claimed.

In a recent Sunday podcast, the Polish prime minister expressed confidence in the formation of the new government, dismissing the notion that it is a “mission impossible.”

Entrusted by President Andrzej Duda with this challenging task, Morawiecki highlighted the significant electoral mandate given to the Law and Justice (PiS) party, recognizing it as a directive from the Polish people to seek cooperation with other political forces.

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‘A Gang Came to Kill People!’ — Teen Stabbed to Death and 17 Wounded During Winter Ball Massacre in French Village

A 16-year-old boy was stabbed to death and at least 17 other people were injured during a night of terror in rural France after an organized gang gatecrashed a village hall event and attacked attendees with knives.

The quaint village of Crépol, located approximately 50 kilometers west of the southeastern city of Grenoble, fell victim to shockingly violent scenes early on Sunday morning when a gang infilitrated the annual winter ball being enjoyed by locals intending to kill people, the village’s mayor said.

Around a dozen thugs descended on the village hall at approximately 2 a.m. on Sunday and sought entry to the event, confronting the security guard on the door.

An altercation ensued outside the premises with the security guard sustaining injuries before the gang began attacking several other attendees of the event seemingly indiscriminately, according to Le Dauphiné libéré newspaper.

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Austria: Islamist ‘Morality Guardians’ Surging in Vienna Schools

Teachers and their union representatives, as well as other groups, have been sounding the alarm over the rise in violence from Islamist students who have appointed themselves ‘moral guardians,’ saying that the situation in schools has worsened since the Hamas massacre of over a thousand Israeli civilians on October 7th. The groups are calling on politicians to pay attention to this growing problem in schools, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Thomas Krebs, who is part of the Union of Compulsory School Teachers in Vienna, has called on Vienna Mayor Michael Ludwig to act, saying, “We are increasingly dealing with pupils who bring political or religious extremist attitudes into school and reject and mock our values and our rule of law.”

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British Soccer Player Dies Suddenly at 30

A British soccer player has died suddenly at just 30 years old, his team has confirmed.

Welsh player Charlie Batcup tragically passed away during a trip to the Netherlands.

Batcup’s devastated team, Pontlliw FC in Swansea, South Wales, has paid tribute to the “heartbeat” of the sport.

Batcup was described as a “dear friend” by his “heartbroken and devastated” team.

His grieving family is now being supported by the UK Foreign Office.

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Britons Told Their Taxes Are Up Because of ‘Putin’s War in Ukraine’

The British government’s ability to cut taxes is limited because of a series of recent events including government intervention for Coronavirus and the war in Ukraine, voters have been told as the Conservative party shifts to soften up its voters ahead of the looming general election.

British Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Rishi Sunak signalled a claimed change in his approach to the economy in a speech on Monday, saying he was satisfied inflation had fallen enough to begin talking about tax cuts, perhaps the most powerful weapon he has in his electoral toolkit with only around a year to go to seemingly unwinnable national elections.

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Civil War Looms for Spain? Socialists Push Country to the Breaking Point

Hundreds of thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid over the Socialist Party’s (PSOE) move to seize power, with the party only able to form a government via controversial pacts with separatist parties that not only violate the constitution but also threaten to tear Spain apart.

The genie is out of the bottle for the Spanish left. On Saturday, in addition to hundreds of thousands of people demonstrating again in downtown Madrid against the Socialist Party’s pacts to form a government, 30,000 people in the Basque Country demanded self-determination for the region.

Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as prime minister on Friday, after parliament authorized him to form a government by an absolute majority, with 179 votes in favor. However, he has paid a huge price for attaining power, having to reach an agreement with the separatist Catalan and Basque parties, without which he would have been forced to call new elections.

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Dutch Far-Right Leader Thierry Baudet Beaten With Beer Bottle at Groningen Campaign Stop

Thierry Baudet, the lead of the Dutch far-right party Forum for Democracy, was assaulted on Monday, the party reported on X. According to the party, Baudet was sent to the UMCG hospital in Groningen. Videos circulating on social media show Baudet being hit in a bar with a bottle. A suspect was taken into custody

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EU Moves Closer to Near-Instant Bank Transfers

Following an agreement of the European Parliament, the EU Council, and the European Commission, 10-second bank transfers across the whole union may become a reality, news portal Economx.hu reports.

In 2022, EU Commissioner for Financial Services Mairead McGuinness proposed new laws to make the service compulsory. At the time, the European Commission argued that the move would free up billions of euros that neither people nor businesses could spend at any given moment.

Now an agreement between MEPs, the European Commission, and the Council of the EU paves the way for a regulation on prompt payments, according to statements from the institutions, Euronews reports.

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European Liberals Lose it Over Hungarian Government’s Latest Billboard Campaign

Liberal lawmakers in the European Parliament have expressed their outrage at a recent billboard campaign by Hungary’s governing party ahead of next year’s parliamentary elections targeting European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Hundreds of billboards have been erected across the country depicting von der Leyen with Alex Soros, the son of U.S.-Hungarian billionaire George Soros whom Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s Fidesz party claims is the financier of several liberal organizations attempting to discredit the Hungarian government and undermine conservative administrations across the West.

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Jet-Powered Hypocrisy: Richest 1% of Global Elites Emit as Much Carbon as Bottom Two-Thirds

Private jets. Private yachts. Multiple holidays a year. Garages full of luxury vehicles. Investments driving — and profiting from — high polluting fossil fuel industries. These are just some of the factors that combine to see global elites, who comprise one percent of the planet’s population, emit the same amount of carbon as the world’s poorest two-thirds, or five billion people, an analysis published Sunday by the nonprofit Oxfam International details.

All this as the same rich and famous “super-emitters” from business, finance, entertainment, and politics tell the less fortunate to mind their carbon footprints.

While claiming to care about the earth’s environment is a shared challenge, not everyone is equally responsible for meeting desired outcomes, Max Lawson, who co-authored the report, told AFP.

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Lockdowns Had Zero Impact on COVID, Major Study Finds

Stripping people of their freedoms and forcing the public into lockdowns during the pandemic had zero impact in controlling Covid, a major new study has found.

A new Oxford University-backed study determined that Covid lockdowns made no difference to the outcome of the pandemic.

The researchers found that the results would have been the same if governments allowed people to make their own decisions about protecting themselves and their family members from the virus.

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Orban: ‘Today, Hungary is the Voice of the European People’

Months before next year’s EU elections, Hungarian PM Viktor Orban offered the Hungarian “counter model” of national conservatism as an alternative for ailing European nations at the annual congress of the ruling Fidesz party in Budapest on Friday, November 17th .

In his annual party address, Orban pointed to France, Germany, Italy and Austria as countries that secretly wanted to “give half their lives for having a migrant-free country.” The Hungarian premier also lashed out at “Ukraine’s ill-prepared EU membership” a month before exploratory accession talks are set to begin in Brussels. Hungary is due to assume the presidency of the European Council in the second half of 2024.

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Poland’s New Government Will Want US Firms to Buy Equity Stake in Nuclear Project

Poland’s liberal coalition seeking to form the next government wants foreign companies in the country’s nascent nuclear energy program to buy an equity stake in the venture, according to recent remarks made by the chief energy adviser to Donald Tusk’s Civic Platform (PO), Grzegorz Onichimowski.

In a bid to boost its energy security, transition away from coal, and strengthen ties with the U.S., Poland’s conservative government picked U.S. partners, Westinghouse Electric Co. and Bechtel Group Inc., to design and construct the country’s first nuclear power reactors.

Donald Tusk, tipped to be the next prime minister should Law and Justice (PiS) fail to agree upon a coalition agreement with centrists already pledged to the liberal opposition, has claimed he’s keen on working with the U.S. on the project.

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Polish Deputy Foreign Minister Slams the New European for Publishing ‘Libelous’ Remarks About Governing Conservatives

Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Arkadiusz Mularczyk has demanded a retraction from a U.K.-based Europhile newspaper for publishing an article that labeled Law and Justice (PiS) an “anti-EU, anti-women, and homophobic” party.

The incendiary remarks were penned by Denis MacShane, who served as the U.K.’s Europe minister in Tony Blair’s Labour government, and were published by The New European on its website on Saturday.

MacShane cited Poland’s governing party’s “failure” in last month’s elections to disprove the narrative that Europe as a whole is swinging to the right of the political spectrum.

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Spain: Retired Military Officials See Amnesty Law as Threat to Constitution

A total of 56 former Spanish military commanders have signed a letter calling for the dismissal of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and fresh national elections over plans to give amnesty to Catalan separatists, warning of a “grave danger” to law and order.

This is bound to add tensions to the already strained situation in Spain, as the country has a long history of the military attempting—or actually executing —coups d’état against the government.

According to a report from the newspaper El Mundo, which claims to have seen the letter, those who signed all served in a high capacity in various branches of the Spanish armed forces, including 24 colonels, four brigadier generals, and three major generals.

The 56 signatories criticised “the absence of Justice, equality, and democracy in Spain” and claimed that recent events have shown that there is no longer a real separation of powers between the Spanish executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.

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The European Union Needs Radical Reform or it Will Fall Apart, Warns Re-Elected Hungary PM Orban

Although Hungary would like to remain part of a union of sovereign nations, the European Union’s poor decisions could lead to its downfall, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said at his Fidesz party’s electoral congress on Saturday.

Orban, re-elected as party president as the sole candidate, has now been at the helm of his party for over 20 years, since May 2003. In his speech, he expressed his intention for Hungary to continue to resist pressure against any ideological trends that are alien to the nation.

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UK Govt Compiled ‘Secret Files’ on Social Media Activity of Critics to Create Event Blacklist

More than a dozen British government departments have reportedly established systems to monitor the social media activities of those critical of the administration, producing “secret files” to prevent them from speaking at government-organised conferences or other events.

A report from The Observer, the sister paper of The Guardian, found that at least 15 government departments, including the ministries of culture, environment, food health, media, rural affairs and sport, have issued guidance to bureaucrats to monitor Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter (X) accounts of those believed to be critical of the government.

The deep state employees were also instructed to compile secret dossiers on individuals by searching for specific terms such as their name alongside “criticism of government or prime minister”. Those who are deemed too critical of the government would be banned from being invited to speak at government-organised conferences or other functions.

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UK: Pro-Palestine Protesters Lie in the Road Like Just Stop Oil in Bid to Block Workers Getting to Leicester Factory Which ‘Supplies Israel With Weapons’

Pro-Palestine protesters lay in the road in a bid to block workers accessing a factory in Leicester that the group claims supplies Israel with weapons.

Palestine Action covered the road with their bodies to prevent workers getting to Elbit Systems at Meridian Business Park this morning.

Their new strategy resembles that of eco protest group Just Stop Oil, who is known for causing traffic chaos by playing dead or slow marching during rush hour.

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Verhofstadt Calls for Hungary to Have Its Voting Rights Abolished in the European Council

Eurofederalist lawmaker Guy Verhofstadt, who has previously accused Viktor Orban of wanting to “destroy democracy in Europe,” has called for the Hungarian prime minister to have his voting rights “abolished” within the European Council.

The former Belgian prime minister and long-serving liberal MEP made the incendiary remark following the annual congress of Hungary’s governing Fidesz party in Budapest on Saturday during which Orban was re-elected as the party’s president.

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Woke Lancet Warns: ‘Highest Global Temperatures in Over 100,000 Years’

The once prestigious Lancet medical journal has made the astounding claim the year 2023 saw “the highest global temperatures in over 100,000 years,” even though temperature data collection only began in the 19th century.

According to NASA, three of the world’s most complete temperature tracking records, maintained by NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Climatic Data Center, and the U.K. Meteorological Office’s Hadley Centre, began in 1880.

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Dozens of Premature Babies Evacuated From Gaza to Egypt

Group of 28 infants evacuated from the besieged al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City arrive in Egypt.

A group of 28 premature babies has been evacuated from al-Shifa Hospital in the besieged Gaza Strip and taken to Egypt for urgent treatment as Palestinian officials say Israeli forces have attacked another hospital in northern Gaza.

The newborns had been patients at al-Shifa, Gaza’s largest medical facility, where several others had died after their incubators stopped working for a lack of fuel as medical services collapse during the Israeli military’s ground and air assault on Gaza City.

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Hamas Captives Spill Secrets About Operating From Hospitals: ‘We Became Their Human Shields’

Hamas operatives captured by Israel admitted under interrogation that the bloodthirsty terror group callously uses hospitals and innocent civilians as human shields when launching strikes against Israeli forces.

The Israel Defense Forces released videos that showed several of the Hamas terrorists captured by Israel spilling the beans about how the group hides weapons under mattresses and poses as doctors and nurses to evade capture.

A senior IDF official said on Telegram that the terrorists were interrogated in Israel after being captured during a ground operation on Nov. 12

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IDF Shares Gaza Hospital Video Amid Rumoured Israel-Hamas Deal

As the Western and Arab world kept a close eye on the Israeli operation inside Gaza’s Al-Shifa hospital, with some sources referring to it as a “war crime” and many urging a ceasefire, Israel responded by releasing footage further verifying its claim that the hospital was used by Hamas. Video shared by the IDF over the weekend showed members of Hamas carrying hostages into the hospital.

It also published footage which it said shows a large tunnel below the hospital, which is located in the centre of Gaza City, used by Hamas. The Israeli Security Agency (ISA) and IDF said in a joint statement:

A deep staircase leads to the entrance of the tunnel shaft, which consists of various defence means including a blast-proof door and a firing hole. This type of door is used by the Hamas terrorist organisation to block Israeli forces from entering the command centres and the underground assets belonging to Hamas.

The tunnel shaft was uncovered in the area of the hospital underneath a shed alongside a vehicle containing numerous weapons including RPGs, explosives, and Kalashnikov rifles.

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Poll: Palestinians Express Strong Support for October 7 Massacre, Hamas While Opposing Israel’s Existence

A recent poll shows significant Palestinian support for the U.S.-designated terrorist group Hamas and its October 7 massacre — the deadliest against Jewish people since the Nazi Holocaust, which saw the torture, rape, execution, and abduction of hundreds of Israeli civilians — while nearly three-quarters favor the elimination of Israel, with the creation of a Palestinian state “from the river to the sea” in its stead.

A recent poll by Birzeit University’s Arab World for Research and Development (AWRAD) shows strong Palestinian support for Hamas and the October 7 attack against Israel.

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Video Shows Yemeni Terrorists Seizing ‘Israel-Linked’ Japanese Cargo Ship in Red Sea

Yemen’s Houthis have released a stunning video showing the moment the Islamist group’s armed terrorists seized a cargo ship in the Red Sea.

The Houthi terror group claims that the British-owned and Japanese-operated vessel, Galaxy Leader, is linked to Israel.

The video of the armed assault was published by Yemeni Military Media.

The footage, filmed by the Houthis during the hijacking, shows at least seven masked and armed men seizing control of the ship.

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Russia Stockpiles Missiles in Crimea for Winter Offensive

Ukraine is expecting Russia to ramp up its air strikes against the country this winter with intelligence suggesting that Moscow has stockpiled 800 missiles in Crimea to hit Ukrainian civilian infrastructure.

Last winter, Russia targeted Ukraine’s energy and water infrastructure with missiles, cutting off electricity and heat to millions of Ukrainians, and it appears set to adopt the same tactic a year on.

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US Defense Secretary Austin Makes Unannounced Visit to Ukraine

Austin, who traveled to Kyiv by train from Poland, is scheduled to meet with senior Ukrainian officials and publicly press Ukraine’s urgent military needs as it enters another tough winter of fighting.

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made an unannounced visit to Kyiv on Monday in a high-profile push to keep money and weapons flowing to Ukraine even as U.S. and international resources are stretched by the new global risks raised by the Israel-Hamas conflict.

This is Austin’s second trip to Kyiv, but he’s making it under far different circumstances. His first visit occurred in April 2022, just two months after Russia’s large-scale invasion. At the time, Ukraine was riding a wave of global rage at Moscow’s invasion, and Austin launched an international effort that now sees 50 countries meet monthly to coordinate on what weapons, training and other support could be pushed to Kyiv.

“I’m here today to deliver an important message — the United States will continue to stand with Ukraine in their fight for freedom against Russia’s aggression, both now and into the future,” Austin posted on X, formerly known as Twitter.

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Watch: MSNBC Finally Admits Ukraine Lost War With Russia

The mainstream media is finally beginning to admit that Ukraine has lost the war against Russia as U.S. financial assistance dries up.

During a Monday segment on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”, former Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haas pushed back against Biden regime talking points that the war could take another couple of years for Ukraine to achieve victory against Russia.

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Video: Synagogue in Armenia Allegedly Targeted in Arson Attack

Armenia’s sole synagogue is said to have been targeted by an arson attack, prompting officials in the former Soviet republic to launch an investigation, according to a report.

The Times of Israel reported:

Videos from social media on Wednesday showed a person pouring burning fuel on the door of the Mordechai Navi Jewish Centre, which serves the small Jewish population in the capital Yerevan. […]

Rima Varzhapetyan, the president of Armenia’s Jewish community, said that the synagogue had not been seriously damaged and that no one was in the building at the time.

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India: Madras High Court would have reviewed its stand to ensure Justice to the Hindus

Indian court allows Mosque near a Hindu Temple undermining the threat of Islamic intolerance to other faiths

Chief Justice Sanjay V. Gangapurwala and Justice D. Bharatha Chakravarthy say, there’s no error in the order imposing costs of ?25,000 on the Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam president for opposing construction of a mosque.

Upananda Brahmachari | HENB | Haridwar | Nov 19, 2023:: Pity on this judiciary in India with its pro-active pseudo-secular modality which goes against Hindu interest leaving all practical ideas only to satisfy the Islamic intentions in an anti-Hindu ecosystem.

As per the report of The Hindu newspaper, the Madras High Court has refused to review an order passed by it hailing the prevalence of religious harmony in the country while imposing costs of ?25,000 on Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam (HMK) president K. Gopinath for filing a case against the construction of a mosque in Chennai.

First Division Bench of Chief Justice Sanjay V. Gangapurwala and Justice D. Bharatha Chakravarthy dismissed the review petition filed by Mr. Gopinath against the April 17, 2023, order passed by a Division Bench comprising the then Acting Chief Justice T. Raja and Justice Chakravarthy.

“The Division Bench of this court, under the order sought to be reviewed, has considered the locus of the applicant so also the fact of religious harmony in India. No new grounds are set up in review. The review cannot be entertained as an appeal in disguise,” the Bench led by the Chief Justice wrote.

It went on to state: “The jurisdiction of this court in review is in a narrow compass and can be exercised only upon an error apparent on the face of the record. There is no error apparent on the face of the record. In view of the above, the review application is dismissed.”

The order passed on April 17 had taken exception to the petitioner, a resident of Tiruppur, objecting to the construction of a mosque in Chennai. It stated that the petitioner had also not explained as to what harm would be caused by converting an Arabic college into a mosque.

“The petitioner has simply mentioned that there is a temple called Subbaiah Mutt Sivan temple nearby the place in question and if the Arabic college is converted into a mosque, there will be a public nuisance. In our considered opinion, the apprehension of the petitioner is unfounded,” the Bench led by the then ACJ said.

It further wrote: “The Constitution of India supports and encourages religious harmony. Probably, the petitioner is unaware of the fact that in Karaikal, inside the Arulmighu Angala Parameswari Temple, a Muslim Saint, by the name of Mutthalu Ravuthar, was buried and people belonging to both communities worship both the deity as well as the Dargah by lighting lamps or incense sticks, as the case may be. When there is such religious harmony in diversity in this land, we do not find any substance in the apprehension of the petitioner that riots may occur if the college is used as a mosque.”

While dismissing the writ petition, the Bench had also directed the petitioner to pay costs of ?25,000 to the Madras High Court Advocate Clerks Welfare Association.

Alas! The Hon’ble High Court of Madras has miserably failed to justify the demand of the petitioner K. Gopinath on behalf of Hindu Munnetra Kazhagam (HMK).

There are hundreds of cases of communal tension and conflicts in India which were created between Hindus and Muslims due to the existence of two different places of worship in close proximity.

Though Hindus are liberal enough, the Musallis (Muslims who pray) in the Mosque object severally to the sounds of Temple during Aarti or Hindu processions beside the Mosque. The problems increase day by day especially during the religious festivals of both communities. Hundreds of such incidents are in public domain how the Hindu festival processions or Hindu temple processions were attacked near mosques and how the Hindu religious programmes (rituals) were objected by the Muslims connected with Mosques,

Just on Nov 16 , 2023, fresh tension gripped Haryana’s Nuh when eight Hindu women were injured after some Muslim children allegedly threw stones at them from a mosque on Thursday night, police said. The ‘Secular High’ and ‘Wisdom Elated’ Chief Justice Chief Justice Sanjay V. Gangapurwala and Justice D. Bharatha Chakravarthy can verify this news here from India Today.

Then, if a Mosque in the Arabic college in Chennai in question comes with such attacks to the nearby Hindu temple, who will take the responsibility? The concerned First Division Bench in Madras High Court must check its ecstasy going against a Hindu petition by setting a cost of ?25,000 on K. Gopinath of HMK.

It is not ascertained whether the present Chief Justice of madras HC with his companion Judge know what is said about a mosque by a devout Muslim poet and philosopher Ziya Gökalp (1876—1924). In his poem, A Soldier’s Prayer, he wrote:

The minarets are our spears, the domes are our shields/ The mosques are our barracks, the believers soldiers Our faith has been waiting for this spiritual army/ Allah (God) is great, Allah (God) is great.

This is a very loving quotation by Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the present Islamist President of Turkey, including millions of Muslims who think Mosque is the epicenter of Jihad.

Dangerous enough, the Hon’ble Madras High Court has ignored all such threat perceptions from a Mosque to Hindus and other non-Muslims under a mysterious spell of secularism, may be under the influence of ‘Sanatan Eradication’ agenda of DMK!

Ridiculously, the Madras HC has preached a message of religious harmony citing an example of the tomb of a Muslim fakir Mutthalu Ravuthar inside Arulmighu Angala Parameswari Temple in the instant case. It’s nothing but the generosity and humbleness of the Hindu society. But, what about the thousands of Hindu Temples desecrated and demolished by the Muslim rulers in India? What is the view of Madras High Court about the religious harmony as reflected with the attacks and destruction on Hindu temples to build Mosques thereon in Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura, Bhojshala and so on?

With due regards to the Temple of Justice in Madras High Court, it is necessary to say that anti-Hindu pronouncement of rulings, orders or verdict in a so-called secular clarification cannot glorify the the motto of ‘Satyameva Jayate’ or ‘Yato Dharmastato Jayah’.

This opinion is not an effort for a defamation of judiciary, but an appeal with Hindu pain and perseverance.

Madras High Court would have reviewed its stand to ensure Justice to the Hindus.

           — Hat tip: Upananda Brahmachari [Return to headlines]
 

Japan: Photo: Jewish U.S. Ambassador Rahm Emanuel’s Home Vandalized With ‘Nazis’ Graffiti

The fence outside of a Michigan cottage owned by U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel was recently vandalized with the word “NAZIS,” the Chicago Sun-Times reported Sunday.

David Axelrod, who served with Emanuel in the Obama White House, shared a photo of the apparent antisemitic attack.

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Brisbane Bus Station Girl Bashing Caught on Camera as Bystanders Watch on in Shock

A group of girls have filmed the sickening moment they attack another young girl at a bus stop in Queensland, while bystanders watch on in disbelief and do nothing to stop the attack.

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Argentina: President-Elect Javier Milei Promises ‘Spiritual’ Israel Trip, Will Move Embassy to Jerusalem

Argentina’s libertarian President-elect Javier Milei confirmed on Monday that he would make visits to both Israel and the United States before his inauguration on December 10, trips he described as “spiritual” and intended to meet with rabbis whom he had consulted during the election.

Milei won the presidency in a landslide on Sunday night, defeating the current Minister of Economics Sergio Massa, a socialist. Massa’s tenure has been defined by inflation of upwards of 140 percent, skyrocketing poverty and joblessness levels, and the worst economic crisis in the nation’s history. Milei, a self-described libertarian, has promised to install the U.S. dollar as an official currency, dramatically cut government spending through the elimination or privatization of agencies, and eliminate the Argentine Central Bank.

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Based?

The Argentinian Trump.

All the right people are freaking out over it, and that can only ever be a good thing.

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Donald Trump Congratulates New Argentine President Javier Milei: ‘Make Argentina Great Again!’

2024 GOP frontrunner Donald Trump issued a message of congratulations to Argentine presidential-elect Javier Milei after he was officially announced the winner of the country’s latest national election.

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Latin American Leftists Melt Down Over Javier Milei’s Presidential Victory in Argentina

The unprecedented victory of Argentine libertarian economist Javier Milei in Sunday’s presidential election prompted a wave of outrage and dismay among Latin American leftists.

Milei defeated socialist and outgoing Economy Minister Sergio Massa on Sunday by more than 11 percentage points, becoming not just the world’s first libertarian president but also the most-voted president in Argentina’s history, with more than 14.4 million votes.

Milei was immediately congratulated by leaders from the region and the world for his outstanding victory, including former President Donald Trump, who posted the slogan “Make Argentina Great Again” on his Truth Social media platform.

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Finland Considers Full Border Shutdown With Russia as Moscow Accused of Handing Migrants Bikes and Scooters to Flood Europe

Finland is considering a total closure of its border with Russia amid accusations that Moscow is behind a dramatic rise in irregular border crossings by migrants from the Middle East.

Foreign and security policy sources told the Finnish newspaper Iltalehti that Prime Minister Petteri Orpo is ready to shut all border checkpoints on the country’s eastern border as soon as Wednesday.

The Finnish government already announced border restrictions last week after alleging that the Kremlin was engaging in hybrid warfare by permitting illegal immigrants, primarily from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan, to cross its territory to reach the EU’s external border and destabilize Europe.

However, further evidence of this came to light over the weekend as footage showed migrants being handed electronic scooters and bicycles in order to assist them on the migratory route.

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Germany Preparing to Accept ‘Large Influx’ of Gaza Refugees, Leading Newspaper Reports

Fears are mounting in Germany that the federal government is preparing to accept a large influx of refugees from bomb-stricken Gaza, the country’s biggest-selling newspaper has reported.

According to Bild, staff at the German embassy in Cairo have erected a large makeshift processing center on its grounds and recruited crisis support teams to assist with applications.

The foreign office in Berlin announced on Monday that it was successfully repatriating hundreds of German citizens from the war-torn region, but security personnel are reportedly concerned that Germany will soon play host to a larger reception of asylum seekers.

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German Pensioner Ousted From Home of 23 Years to Accommodate ‘Refugee Family’

A senior citizen in Würzburg has been evicted from the apartment she had lived in for 23 years to accommodate the German town’s latest influx of asylum seekers.

City representatives visited the home of Krystyna Thiele last month on her 77th birthday to inform her that she would need to vacate the property by the end of November.

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Manhunt Launched as Suspected Iran-Backed Islamist Terrorists Sneak Into Britain on Migrant Boats: Report

British security services are reportedly conducting an urgent manhunt for six suspected Iranian-backed Islamist terrorists who broke into the country on migrant boats launched from the beaches of France.

Last month, agents for the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly referred to as MI6, stationed in Damascus, Syria reportedly discovered a terror plot with the “mission to target the Government” of the UK.

Despite discovering the alleged plot, six men with ties to Islamist terror groups linked to the planned attack were able to surreptitiously enter the country by boarding people-smuggler-operated migrant boats in France and cross the English Channel, whereupon they would have likely been brought ashore by British Border Force, as is typically the case.

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Sanctuary City Chicago Considers 80-Square-Foot ‘Micro Homes’ for Migrants as Mass Immigration Strains Housing

Officials in Chicago, Illinois, a sanctuary city, are being pitched on a housing plan that would see border crossers and illegal aliens put in so-called “micro homes” that measure 80 square feet, Axios reported Monday.

Since the summer of last year, tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens — many from Venezuela — have arrived in Chicago with little to no resources or plans to provide for themselves. Most remain living in city-subsidized housing or in police stations.

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Trump Lays Out Border Plan to Stop the Invasion of Illegal Immigrants

Former President Donald Trump laid out his plan to stop the continuous onslaught of illegal immigrants who are rushing into the United States via the southern border, delivering remarks in both Fort Dodge, Iowa and Edinburg, Texas over the weekend.

“On my first day back in the White House, I will terminate every open-borders policy of the Biden administration. I will stop the invasion on our southern border and begin the largest domestic deportation operation in American history,” Trump declared in Iowa on Saturday.

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UK Spending £1.5m on Minibuses and Electric Vehicles for Albanian Prison System

New details show that part of the multi-million deal is going towards kitting the Albanian prison service out with new vehicles.

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UK: Net Migration Could Hit a Record 700,000 When Figures Are Released This Week Amid a Rise in Foreign Nationals Extending Their Visas

Net migration could hit 700,000 in new figures this week, the Mail understands, opening a new front for attacks on Rishi Sunak by the Tory Right.

Internal Home Office forecasts suggest the official net migration estimate — to be published on Thursday — will rise to a record level. The figure for the year to June is expected to top 700,000, beating the high of 606,000 for 2022, sources said.

A surge could prove damaging for the Prime Minister after Suella Braverman claimed she lobbied for a series of measures to cut legal migration — but did not win backing from Downing Street

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Biden’s DoD to Spend $270 Million in Taxpayer Money on Marxist DEI Agenda

Democrat President Joe Biden’s Department of Defense (DOD) is slated to spend a whopping $270 million in taxpayer money on the Left’s radical Marxism-based “diversity, equity, and inclusion” (DEI) agenda.

The Pentagon is planning to plow the huge chunk of funds into the far-left ideology before the end of fiscal year 2024.

The DOD has scaled up its spending on neo-Maxist DEI identity theories in the past three years.

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

Mayo Clinic Doctor Claims Clinic ‘Retaliated’ Against Him for Comments on Trans Athletes, NIH Criticism

A Mayo Clinic physician claims he was “silenced and punished” by the health clinic, after he shared his scientific research and opinion on polarizing topics involving transgender athletes and COVID-19 treatments.

Dr. Michael Joyner, a Physiologist and Professor of Anesthesiology, filed a legal complaint against the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science on Nov. 13, arguing they violated his free speech rights. In the suit, Joyner says he was disciplined by the health clinic because of comments he made to the media on testosterone and the National Institutes of Health (“NIH”)’s COVID-19 protocol.

The doctor, who specializes in studying human performance, told the New York Times in a May 2022 interview on transgender athletes that testosterone gives men a competitive advantage over women in athletics. “You see the divergence immediately as the testosterone surges into the boys,” Joyner said. “There are dramatic differences in performances… Testosterone is the 800-pound-gorilla.”

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School District to Fork Over $200K to Settle Satanic Temple Lawsuit and Allow ‘After School Satan Club’ Events

An eastern Pennsylvania school district has agreed to fork out $200,000 to settle a discrimination lawsuit from The Satanic Temple — and allow students to attend controversial After School Satan Club meetings on school facilities.

The Saucon Valley School District agreed to pay $200,000 in attorney’s fees while vowing to provide the club with the same access to campuses as other organizations get, despite previous fiery protests.

The lawsuit was filed with help from the American Civil Liberties Union, which called Thursday’s settlement “a victory for free speech and religious liberty.”

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Trans Swimmer Breaks New Jersey College Record After Switching From Men’s Team to Women’s

A transgender swimmer at Ramapo College of New Jersey broke a women’s school record over the weekend after competing for the men’s team for three years.

Meghan Cortez-Fields won first place and broke a school record in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.22 at the Cougar Splash Invitational, a two-day meet between six schools in Dallas, Pennsylvania. She also came in first place in the 200-yard individual medley and earned second place in the 200-yard butterfly.

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UK: Trans Athlete Who Seriously Injured Female Player Quits Team After Opponents Refuse to Play Against Him

A male-born transgender athlete has quit a British soccer team when faced with opposing teams refusing to play against his team after he broke an opponent’s knee during a match. But even after quitting, the trans player is threatening to sue.

Opponents had refused to play against Francesca Needham, 30, after he broke a female player’s knee as she tried to block his shot. Many claimed they were “terrified” to face Needham on the field, according to the Daily Mail.

Needham ultimately resigned from the Rossington Main Ladies team in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, saying he did so for the good of the team after many opponents refused to play them. But he was not happy to fade off into the sunset.

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5 thoughts on “Gates of Vienna News Feed 11/20/2023

  1. Mix of dystopia and horror film
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    A cannibal Satanist from Yaroslavl was released after participating in the SVO (special military operation)

    In 2010, a resident of Yaroslavl was sent to jail for 20 years. The man was a member of a Satanist sect, together with whose members he killed teenagers and ate their body parts.

    The 33-year-old prisoner, while serving his sentence, went to the Northern Military District, where he stayed for six months. There he was wounded and, as his father said, became disabled.

    Now the convict has been released and is at home.
    https://vse42.ru/news/33565350
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    A court in St. Petersburg sentenced artist Alexandra Skochilenko to seven years in a general regime colony for spreading fake news about a special operation in Ukraine.

    Skochilenko was detained and placed in custody in April 2022. According to investigators, on March 31 last year, in one of the chain stores on Maly Prospect of Vasilievsky Island, a woman replaced several product price tags with paper sheets with text about the military operations in Ukraine, compromising the Russian army

    https://tass.ru/proisshestviya/19302789

  2. 1 IN 10 AMERICAN JEWS SHOWED UP IN D.C. ON A TUESDAY TO STAND FOR ISRAEl

    Daniel Greenfield

    Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling
    From glen to glen, and down the mountain side.
    The summer’s gone, and all the roses falling,
    It’s you, it’s you must go and I must bide.
    But come ye back when summer’s in the meadow,
    Or when the valley’s hushed and white with snow,
    It’s I’ll be there in sunshine or in shadow,—
    Oh, Danny boy, Oh Danny boy, I love you so!

    But when ye come, and all the flowers are dying,
    If I am dead, as dead I well may be,
    Ye’ll come and find the place where I am lying,
    And kneel and say an Avé there for me.
    And I shall hear, though soft you tread above me,
    And all my grave will warmer, sweeter be,
    For you will bend and tell me that you love me,
    And I shall sleep in peace until you come to me!

    Stay Banging Daniel! – your 1/24th Jewish-23/24th Irish admirer.

    M2C2

  3. So, Wahm (sic) Emanuel is upset someone spray painted a bad word on his property after serving the most antisemitic anti Israel president in the history of the US? He never uttered a word when anti Jewish hate was spewing forth on campuses across America stirred up by his butt buddy Obama. Emanuel never complained when his government imported Somali terrorist Ilham Omar or Arab terrorist 🐀 💩er Taliban to create the Nazi squad in Congress.
    So glad he has had a small taste of what he himself helped deliver to America and the West.

  4. “A gang came to kill people”. Nowhere was there one word that mentioned who the 10 gang members with knives were, that came to kill young people. Thugs? Even Ms Le Pen only managed “barbarians”. So, No arrests made. If you can’t name your enemy how do you defeat him?

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