Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/17/2021

According to exit polls, after today’s elections in the Netherlands the party of Prime Minister Mark Rutte (VVD) is in the lead with 37 seats, and in all likelihood will be tapped to form another government. Geert Wilders’ party (PVV) gained less than half that total.

In other news, President Joe Biden said that people should continue wearing their masks until everyone has been vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Thanks to Dean, Fjordman, JD, Reader from Chicago, SS, and all the other tipsters who sent these in.

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Financial Crisis
» Polish Central Bank Chief: ‘In Less Than 10 Years, Poland May Overtake Italy’s Powerful Economy’
 
USA
» “Anyone Know Any Hackers?”: “Anti-Racist” Facebook Group Targets Parents Who Questioned School’s Critical Race Theory Curriculum
» “He Doesn’t Know Anything — and I’d Say it to His Face” — Nobel Prize Winning Inventor of PCR Test Unloads on Dr. Fauci in Earlier Video
» As Left-Wing Anarchism Stalks His City, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Warns of White Supremacy
» Atlanta Shootings: Spa Shooting Victims Identified After Arrest
» Biden Goes to War Against the American People as the Globalists Unleash Sinister and Deadly Measures in Their War Against Freedom and Liberty
» Biden Says Masks Should be Worn “Until Everyone is Vaccinated”
» Breaking: Dem Michigan AG Says She Won’t Investigate Whitmer’s Nursing Home Policy, Claims it Would be a “Political Attack”
» California Teachers’ Unions Discuss Using COVID-Relief Cash for Bonuses, Trips to Hawaii
» California Restaurant Uses Generator to Stay Open After City Cuts Off Power for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions
» Candace Owens Says She Will Sue Cardi B for Defamation
» Capitol Investigation Seeks to Criminalize Political Dissent
» Desantis: Florida Will Exclude Critical Race Theory From Its Curriculum
» ‘Digital Anti-Hate’ Group Puts Dr. Mercola on Hit List
» Facebook’s Popularity is Significantly Waning
» Family Kicked Off Flight for Not Forcing 4-Year-Old Autistic Son to Wear Mask
» GoFundMe to Pay Off Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Mortgage Goes Bust
» Guns, Knives and Other Weapons Confiscated From Suspects at Portland Antifa Riot
» Iowa: West Liberty School District Cancels Classes Monday After 90% of Staff Got Sick After Moderna Shots
» Mainstream Media Losing Their Minds Over Florida
» MIT & Harvard Study Suggests mRNA Vaccine Might Permanently Alter DNA After All
» Moderna Now Dosing Children as Young as Six Months Old With Experimental mRNA Vaccine as Part of ‘Study’
» News Media Calls on Amazon to Censor More Books
» Newsom Says Origin of Recall Effort Has Ties to Right-Wing Militia Groups, QAnon Conspiracy Theories, Three Percenters, Proud Boys (Video)
» Newsom Says He is Anxious About Upcoming Recall: “Of Course I’m Worried”
» Number of Americans Who Believe China is Greatest Threat to the U.S. Has Doubled: Poll
» Obama Administration Refused to Act on 2013 FTC Report That Proved Google’s Wildly Anticompetitive Behavior
» Portland Protest Arrests by the Numbers Through Feb 2021
» Private and Encrypted Cloud Storage Providers
» Residents of Minneapolis’ ‘No-Go Zone’ Speak Out
» To Understand Biden’s ‘I Need You to Get Vaccinated’ Message, Follow the Money
» Video: Trump Follows Fauci’s Advice, Asks Supporters to Take ‘Great’ COVID Vaccine
» We Have Much to Answer for and We Have Allowed This Evil to Grow and Happen Under Our Watch. Now is the Time to Put a Stop to It
» Young Florida Man Reaches Out for Help After His Parents Were Taken Away by FBI — Family Fears They Will Lose Their Farm and Desperately Need Help
» YouTube Deletes Steven Crowder Video for “Coronavirus Misinformation”
 
Canada
» Jailed Canadian Minister James Coates to be Released, All But One Charge Dropped
 
Europe and the EU
» Czech Homeless Man Fined for Being Outside During Coronavirus Curfew
» Demographic Data Confirms the ‘Great Replacement’ is Real, Says French Philosopher Michel Onfray
» Dutch Security Agency Says 1,200 ‘Vulnerable’ Microsoft Servers Affected by Security Loophole as Data Stolen, Emails Sold Online
» Dutch Election: Exit Polls Indicate Win for Mark Rutte
» German Professor Under Police Protection for Stance on Islamophobia
» Germany’s Left-Wing Government Conducts All-Out Assault Against Populist AfD Prior to National Elections
» Ireland: More Than a Dozen Arrested at Anti-Lockdown Protests in Dublin
» Irish Doctor Exposes ‘Great Reset’ Agenda Behind COVID Hoax in Viral Video
» Over 7,000 UK Weddings Face Cancellation Due to COVID Restrictions
» Polish Border Guard Detains 5 Afghan Minors Smuggled in Semi-Trailer
» Scotland: Lockdown Rule Breaker in Renfrew Receives Third COVID Fine
» Swedish Health Agency Accused of Inflating Amount of ‘Hate’ Over Coronavirus Measures
» The EU Should Approve Russian and Chinese Vaccines, Says Bavaria’s PM
» UK: ‘Marxists’ Hijacking Sarah Everard Death, Says Farage After WW2 Memorial Defaced
» UK: Family Says Lockdown Played a Role in Father’s Tragic Suicide
» UK: P&O Cruises Says Vaccinated Customers Will Still Have to Wear Masks, Social Distance
» UK: Police Review 15,000 Death Certificates at NHS Opioid ‘Euthanasia’ Hospital
» UK: Police Told Mother of Rape Gang Victim, 12, That She Was ‘Prostituting Herself’
» Virologist: ‘We Are Going to Pay Huge Price’ for COVID Mass Vaccination Campaign
 
South Asia
» India: Man Hails Mahmud Ghaznavi for Bringing ‘Glory to Islam’ By Desecrating and Looting Somnath Temple, Video Recorded Nearby Goes Viral
» India: Jaipur: Islamic Fundamentalists Vandalise Office of Publication House After it Had Apologised for Mentioning Islamic Terrorism in a Book
» Myanmar: Military Regime Seizes Bank Accounts of George Soros’s Osf, Issues Arrest Warrant Against Staff Members
» Pakistan: Goons Torch the House of 13-Year-Old Kavita Who Was Kidnapped and Forcefully Converted to Islam in Sindh, 2 Arrested
» Pakistan: 13-Year-Old Hindu Girl Kidnapped, Forcefully Converted to Islam in Sindh
 
Far East
» Alibaba’s Browser Starts Disappearing From Chinese App Stores
» Corrupt: WHO Investigator on CCP Payroll Blasts Bannon & Media for Asking Inconvenient Questions… Admits He Refused to Look at Wuhan Lab Data.
» Pervasive Surveillance, Indoctrination, And State Repression: Tools Employed by China Against Tibet’s Buddhist Monasteries
» Richard Gere, Disney and Censorship: How Hollywood is Kneeling Before China’s Financial Might
» TikTok to Automatically Turn on User Profiling to Determine Personalized Ads
 
Australia — Pacific
» Disturbing Moment Blind Grandfather is Assaulted by a Gang of Youths in a Melbourne Park — Who Punch and Kick Him Before Stealing His Phone and Shoes
» One Nation Pushes to Ban Gender Neutral Language Like ‘Chestfeeding’ And ‘Non-Birthing Parent’ From Government Use
» ‘She Wants Me, Stop!’ Harrowing Moment Mother Screams as Police Drag Her Deaf Daughter From Her Home
» Six Million Australians Can Book Their COVID Jab From Today — Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Booking Your Vaccination
 
Immigration
» Biden is Sending More Feds to the Border… to Help Welcome Illegals
» CBS Reports There Are Now 13,000 ‘Kids in Cages’ At the Border
» Denmark to Limit ‘Non-Western’ Residents in Neighborhoods to 30 Per Cent
» Ex-Swedish Migration Agency Employee Convicted for Giving Dozens of Bogus Visas to Afghans
» Four People Arrested at U.S. Border Match Names on FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist
» German Court Gives Probation to Two Syrian Migrants Who Raped 15-Year-Old Girl Who Gave Them German Lessons
» Italy: Migrant Taxi NGO Head Justifies Allegedly Getting Paid to Pick Up Migrants
» Trump: Biden ‘Destroying Our Country’ With Border Crisis
» UK to Build Reception Centres for Boat Migrants, No More Hotel Stays: Report
 
Culture Wars
» A Woman’s Perspective: Joe Biden is Feminizing the U.S. Military After Obama Decimated it
» Facebook Introduces New Censorship and Punishment Measures for Groups and Their Members
» Meet Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s First Ever Black and Asian Transgender Star: Model Leyna Bloom Makes History in Stunning Beach Shoot as She Reveals How She Overcame Homelessness to Achieve Her Fashion ‘Dream’
» Polling Firm Characterizes Asking a Woman Out as a Form of “Sexual Harassment”
» Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Signs Law to Expand Abortion Coverage “Without Limits”
 

Polish Central Bank Chief: ‘In Less Than 10 Years, Poland May Overtake Italy’s Powerful Economy’

Poland is quickly catching up to Western Europe, said the president of the National Bank of Poland (NBP), Adam Glapinski, in an interview with Polish weekly Sieci.

Glapinski underlined that “Poland is leaving each crisis stronger, without losses or with barely any and as a result, each time we are lessening the gap towards the damaged leaders. We are overtaking more and more countries which are falling into disarray, such as Portugal, Greece and soon Spain.”

He added that in less than 10 years, Poland may overtake Italy’s powerful economy.

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

“Anyone Know Any Hackers?”: “Anti-Racist” Facebook Group Targets Parents Who Questioned School’s Critical Race Theory Curriculum

A group of parents and teachers in Loudoun County, Virginia, are working to compile a list of parents in the county who are suspected of disagreeing with the school district adding Critical Race Theory to its curriculum.

The 624-member private Facebook group called “Anti-Racist Parents of Loudoun County” issued a call to members to provide information about parents who they felt disagreed with school curriculum or were “neutral” on it.

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

“He Doesn’t Know Anything — and I’d Say it to His Face” — Nobel Prize Winning Inventor of PCR Test Unloads on Dr. Fauci in Earlier Video

Kary Mullis, who won a 1993 Nobel Prize for inventing the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing procedure that is currently used to diagnose Coronavirus cases unloaded on Dr. Anthony Fauci in a video that went viral over the weekend.

In the resurfaced video Kary Mullis accused Fauci of “not knowing anything really about anything” but going on TV anyway and lying to the American public.

Some things never change.

The interview was originally recorded back during the AIDS crisis in 1993 when Dr. Fauci was spouting off to the cameras.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

As Left-Wing Anarchism Stalks His City, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Warns of White Supremacy

In responding to the ongoing left-wing violence in his city, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler raised eyebrows Monday by suggesting “white supremacists” share blame with the “anarchists” populating the streets.

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

Atlanta Shootings: Spa Shooting Victims Identified After Arrest

Police in the US state of Georgia have identified four of the eight people who were killed in mass shootings at three massage parlours in the Atlanta area.

Officials say it is still too early to know whether the attack, in which six Asian women were killed, was racially motivated.

Cherokee County Sheriff Frank Reynolds said the suspect may have been a patron and claimed to have a “sex addiction”.

The attack comes amid a sharp uptick in crimes against Asian-Americans.

Four of the victims have been identified as Ashley Yaun, 33; Paul Andre Michels, 54; Xiaojie Yan, 49; and Daoyou Feng, 44. Elcias R Hernandez-Ortiz was identified as having been injured.

In a news conference on Wednesday, investigators said suspect Robert Aaron Long admitted to the shooting spree, and said that he denied that the attack was motivated by race.

“He apparently has an issue, what he considers a sex addiction, and sees these locations as a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate,” said Capt Jay Baker, adding that Mr Long was caught with a 9mm handgun and did not resist arrest.

Massage parlours are known to sometimes provide prostitution services, but authorities say there is no indication yet that this is the case at the targeted locations…

           — Hat tip: Dean [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Goes to War Against the American People as the Globalists Unleash Sinister and Deadly Measures in Their War Against Freedom and Liberty

Offering America a ‘glimpse’ of what life might be like in the country by this Summer, Biden declared that much of ‘America re-opening’ depends upon Americans getting vaccinated in huge numbers:

“I need you to get vaccinated when it’s your turn and you can find an opportunity” Biden babbled.

Also telling the public that IF ‘the nation can reach its vaccination goals, it will be possible for Americans to gather in small groups to celebrate July 4’, as we had also reported on March 12th after his ‘speech to the nation’ and ‘big pharma busting out their ex-presidents propaganda machine’, Americans across the country were having nothing to do with Biden ‘dictating’ what ‘freedoms’ Americans can or cannot have.

With talk by the left of mandatory injections of the Covid-19 ‘kill shot’ in order for Americans to ‘have certain rights’, such as ‘the right to travel’ or ‘the right to go to the grocery store’ helping to show how an entire generation of young Americans is being ‘indoctrinated’ to being treated like slaves, we’ll be taking an extended look at Biden’s recent speech and the ‘hidden’ messages within it which show America is being herded towards disaster.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Biden Says Masks Should be Worn “Until Everyone is Vaccinated”

President Joe Biden has said that people should continue wearing face masks until everyone has been vaccinated.

Taking questions at the White House about whether former President Trump should promote the vaccine to Republican skeptics, Biden argued it was more important what local doctors and preachers say about it.

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

Breaking: Dem Michigan AG Says She Won’t Investigate Whitmer’s Nursing Home Policy, Claims it Would be a “Political Attack”

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, a fellow Democrat, says she won’t investigate Governor Whitmer’s nursing home policy despite controversy, claiming to do so would be a “political attack.”

Nessel said her office can’t investigate whether decisions made quickly to contain COVID-19 constituted bad public policy if other alternatives were available. She said the Attorney General’s Office is limited to investigating criminal allegations, but there are none with the nursing home policies.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Teachers’ Unions Discuss Using COVID-Relief Cash for Bonuses, Trips to Hawaii

Throw billions of dollars at school districts in California, and what do you expect?

A group called Reopen California Schools got access to online memos from teachers’ unions in California and discovered that in some districts, enriching their members weighs heavier on their priorities than, say, PPE equipment or programs to help children recover from their prolonged absence from the classrooms. Here is what the teachers’ union in Dublin, CA, a well-to-do suburb east of San Francisco is discussing:

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

California Restaurant Uses Generator to Stay Open After City Cuts Off Power for Violating COVID-19 Restrictions

A restaurant in California is defying local coronavirus orders by using a generator after a Los Angeles County judge ruled that the city could cut off power to the restaurant for not following health orders.

Tinhorn Flats Saloon & Grill in Burbank, California, has said it plans to stay open despite coronavirus restrictions.

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

Candace Owens Says She Will Sue Cardi B for Defamation

Conservative personality Candace Owens said Tuesday that she would sue pop star Cardi B over slander involving a photoshopped tweet that the singer was promoting on Twitter.

The two individuals have had public Twitter arguments before, with the most recent spat beginning after Owens appeared on the show of Fox News’s Tucker Carlson on Monday evening. Owens talked about her upcoming talk show through conservative media outlet The Daily Wire and criticized Cardi B for her sexually explicit performance at the 2021 Grammy awards.

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

Capitol Investigation Seeks to Criminalize Political Dissent

The government’s response to the January 6 melee isn’t about justice. It’s about partisan retribution and revenge. And the consequences will be disastrous.

Ginning Up “Domestic Terrorism”

Worrell’s arrest is the latest in what the U.S. Department of Justice warned would be an “unprecedented” investigation leading to sedition charges filed against American citizens. Attorney General Merrick Garland pledged to make the Capitol Breach manhunt his top priority; on his first day in office, he received an update on the investigation from FBI Director Christopher Wray. Garland has compared January 6 to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people, including 15 children.

Roughly 300 people have been arrested so far, many of them transported to Washington, D.C. to await trial and dozens denied bail after federal prosecutors argued the defendants, including a high school senior from Georgia, pose a threat to the nation.

The Capitol Breach probe, the department’s official title, is a flagrant political prosecution targeting Trump supporters. Every display-from heavy-handed FBI raids to a militarized Washington, D.C.-is designed to portray the President Trump’s allies as domestic terrorists.

The differences between how the government is handling the January 6 defendants and other so-called protestors could not be more stark. For example, a Portland investigative reporter found the Justice Department has dropped more than one-third of the federal cases related to last summer’s riots in that city, with more to come. Only about a dozen people have been arrested for last week’s rioting in Portland, which included attacks on a federal courthouse.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Desantis: Florida Will Exclude Critical Race Theory From Its Curriculum

Florida Gov. Ron. DeSantis announced the Florida curriculum will not include critical race theory.

DeSantis said: “Florida’s civics curriculum will incorporate foundational concepts with the best materials and it will expressly exclude unsanctioned narratives like critical race theory and other unsubstantiated theories. Let me be clear, there’s no room in our classrooms for things like critical race theory, teaching kids to hate their country and to hate each other is not worth one red cent of taxpayer money.”

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

‘Digital Anti-Hate’ Group Puts Dr. Mercola on Hit List

Story at-a-glance:

  • One of the frontrunners in the comprehensive attack on freedom of speech online is a U.K.-based group with opaque funding called the Centre for Countering Digital Hate (CCDH)
  • The CCDH has been one of the most vocal organizations calling for the deplatforming of anyone who might have the ability to influence public opinion about vaccines
  • The CCDH recently posted a hit list on Twitter, listing the “Top 10 anti-vaxxers” it wants digital platforms to eradicate, including yours truly and the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), which worked with the U.S. Congress to establish the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act in 1986
  • March 2, 2021, Facebook complied with CCDH’s request, removing NVIC’s account. CCDH is also calling on Facebook to eliminate NVIC from Instagram, which Facebook owns
  • While you wait for a decentralized, censorship-free internet, consider ditching all social media networks that erode our civil liberties, and to join those that promote freedom of speech instead

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook’s Popularity is Significantly Waning

Facebook is considered the most dominant social media platform, with about 2.8 billion monthly active users globally. However, over the past few years, after mass privacy invasions and censorship practices, it has been losing its dominance in a few important demographics and all social media users in general.

Research conducted by Edison Research revealed some unsurprising facts regarding Facebook. First, Facebook is no longer the preferred social media platform for people between the ages of 12 and 34 (millennials and gen Z). Losing people in this demographic is bad news for Facebook as this is the demographic preferred by most advertisers. Only 21% of people aged 12 to 34 said their preferred social media platform is Facebook.

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

Family Kicked Off Flight for Not Forcing 4-Year-Old Autistic Son to Wear Mask

Spirit Airlines kicked a family off a flight home to Little Rock, Arkansas because they refused to force their four-year-old autistic son to wear a face mask.

THV11 reports that the family even had a doctor’s note exempting their son owing to his condition, which is recognised under the American Disability Act.

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

GoFundMe to Pay Off Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s Mortgage Goes Bust

A GoFundMe page set up to pay off the mortgage on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s $14.6 million California estate has gone bust — after raising a measly $110, a report says.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Guns, Knives and Other Weapons Confiscated From Suspects at Portland Antifa Riot

After dozens of armed Antifa militants smashed up an apartment building in downtown Portland on Friday night, police made 13 arrests. The masked suspects were found to be carrying guns, knives, crow bars, hammers and other weapons.

At around 9 p.m., officers from the Portland Police Bureau rushed after the Antifa rioting in Portland’s wealthy Pearl District and created a manned perimeter. So-called “legal observers,” reporters, and anyone with medical conditions were given the opportunity to leave the enclosed area after identifying themselves to law enforcement.

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

Iowa: West Liberty School District Cancels Classes Monday After 90% of Staff Got Sick After Moderna Shots

A small town school district was forced to cancel all classes today after nearly all of its staff got sick after mRNA shots.

All 120 staff members for the school district received their second Moderna mRNA shots this past Saturday. The district announced on Sunday that classes would be cancelled today due to “lack of staff.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Mainstream Media Losing Their Minds Over Florida

Consider the following. Florida has a larger number of people over the age of 65 (4.4 million) compared to only 1.8 million in California. We know that the age group most likely to succumb to Covid are the senior set, i.e., 65 and up. You would expect more people would die in Florida given that dramatically larger number of senior citizens running around, especially given that Florida is open for business. But that did not happen. Total deaths in California (as of this writing) is 54,892 dead compared to Florida’s 32,285.

What separates Ron DeSantis from the Governors of New York, California, Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts is that our Governor protected the seniors inhabiting nursing homes and assisted living facilities. The Governors of those blue states allowed Covid infected people to be housed in senior facilities. Cuomo reportedly has the blood of more than 13,000 on his hands as a result of his insane policy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

MIT & Harvard Study Suggests mRNA Vaccine Might Permanently Alter DNA After All

“If our cells become permanent (rather than temporary) Spike Protein producing factories due to permanent alteration of our genomic DNA, this could lead to serious autoimmune problems”

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Moderna Now Dosing Children as Young as Six Months Old With Experimental mRNA Vaccine as Part of ‘Study’

Today, vaccine firm Moderna Inc. announced that they will be testing their new experimental mRNA vaccine on young children. The pharmaceutical firm claims that this new phase of human testing is merely to gauge the safety and effectiveness of their new COVID-19 vaccine. However, this is an unprecedented corporate practice — never before have Government regulators allowed an experimental technology to forego years of animal testing and human trials and careful follow-up studies all normally conducted before a new vaccine product is released into the general population. Moreover, Moderna will be taking otherwise perfectly healthy young children who are at zero risk of ever becoming ill from the COVID-19 disease and then exposing them to an experimental gene-based mRNA ‘vaccine’ technology.

According to the company’s press release, the large scale vaccine experiment is the second phase of their “Kid COVE Study” is expected to enroll no less than 6,750 healthy children in the US and Canada ranging between six months and 11 years old.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

News Media Calls on Amazon to Censor More Books

Under the guise of concern for the book readers’ ability to navigate available information about the coronavirus pandemic, more media pressure is mounting on Amazon, that controls a huge chunk of the online market — to start banning more books.

And while Amazon is already, and very controversially from the point of view of free speech supporters, banning some books, other types of activists and their media outlets clearly think that should only be the beginning.

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

Newsom Says Origin of Recall Effort Has Ties to Right-Wing Militia Groups, QAnon Conspiracy Theories, Three Percenters, Proud Boys (Video)

Embattled California Governor Gavin Newsom (D) said “right-wing” groups like QAnon supporters and Proud Boys are behind efforts to boot him from office on Tuesday during an appearance on “The View.”

Republicans launched a robust effort to recall Gavin Newsom and gathered more than $2 million of the $1.5 million signatures needed by the March 17 deadline.

According to reports, more than 30% of the people who signed the petition to recall Newsom are Democrats and Independents, but Newsom blamed QAnon.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Newsom Says He is Anxious About Upcoming Recall: “Of Course I’m Worried”

As organizers prepare to submit petitions to place his political fate on the special-election ballot, California Gov. Gavin Newsom admits to being “worried” about being recalled from office.

“Am I worried about it? Of course, I’m worried about it,” said Newson on ABC’s “The View.” “The nature of these things, the up-or-down question, the zero-sum nature of the question is challenging, it’s vexing.”

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

Number of Americans Who Believe China is Greatest Threat to the U.S. Has Doubled: Poll

China has overtaken Russia as the greatest threat to the United States, according to 45 per cent of Americans surveyed in a new Gallup poll, more than double the percentage of those who said so in 2020.

Last year, Americans were equally as likely to say that either China or Russia posed the greatest threat to the United States. The new figures follow China’s role in being the place of origin of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, which originated in the city of Wuhan.

The poll conducted between Feb. 3 to 18 found that 45 per cent of Americans view China as the greatest threat to the U.S., in contrast to 22 per cent of those polled a year ago. 26 per cent of Americans view Russia as the country’s greatest threat, a small increase from 23 per cent in 2020.

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

Obama Administration Refused to Act on 2013 FTC Report That Proved Google’s Wildly Anticompetitive Behavior

Google’s march toward overwhelming search, digital ad, and mobile OS market dominance was visible from orbit to everyone but the most casual technology observer as early as in 2013; but the Obama administration Federal Trade Commission (FTC) experts rejected it.

It was in January of that year that they decided not to sue Google after conducting a probe, launched in 2011, into the giant’s monopolistic behavior. To make matters worse, the FTC of the time neither disclosed the details of its probe, nor explained the reasons behind the decision.

Eight years later, Politico said it obtained 312 pages of FTC’s confidential internal memos of the era, that the website says show people President Obama entrusted with recognizing the way the tech industry was going and proposing adequate action to protect competition and customers in many cases abjectly failed, as revealed in the documents.

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

Portland Protest Arrests by the Numbers Through Feb 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — As protest-related vandalism continues in Portland, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said they’re continuing to prosecute criminal cases that involved property destruction and physical violence over the past year.

Between May 28, 2020, and February 26, 2021, the DA’s office said they received 294 civil unrest demonstration-related cases that fall into 4 categories: arson burning, person crimes, property crimes, weapons crimes.

Those 4 categories account for only 28% of all the arrests, the DA’s office said.

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

Private and Encrypted Cloud Storage Providers

Your private documents should stay private and not open to big tech giants and their employees to be able to sniff through.

If you’re currently using Google Drive, Google Photos, iCloud, OneDrive or even the likes of Dropbox, you should pick a private alternative here.

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

Residents of Minneapolis’ ‘No-Go Zone’ Speak Out

A resident of Minneapolis’ “no-go zone” said in a recent Facebook post that she and her fiancé will be dealing “with the emotional trauma of this for a very long time.”

East 38th Street and Chicago Avenue South, the intersection where George Floyd died, is surrounded by barricades and patrolled by black-bloc activists who have transformed the memorial site into an autonomous zone.

The area is informally referred to as a “no-go zone” because of reports that police are either hesitant to respond to calls directly within the zone or are met with resistance when they attempt to do so.

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

To Understand Biden’s ‘I Need You to Get Vaccinated’ Message, Follow the Money

Buried in Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief package is $3.5 billion for Bill Gates’ program to ‘vaccinate the world’

The arrogance was almost too much to take.

Joe Biden stood in front of the cameras Thursday night, March 11, and heaped lies upon lies, doing his best but failing miserably to make it sound like he actually cared about our health and wellbeing.

His actions, along with his stone-cold black eyes, speak louder than his words.

The U.S. government, under this man’s leadership, has become the biggest human trafficker in the world. His policies in just 51 days have created a humanitarian crisis at the U.S.— Mexican border that is devastating tens of thousands of lives.

My sources inside the Department of Homeland Security tell me that upwards of 5,000 migrants a day are now crossing illegally into the United States. Most give themselves up to the border agents and repeat over and over the one word they have been trained to utter in English, “asylum.” At this rate, we are looking at 140,000 migrants per month flooding into American cities. That would add up to a staggering 1.7 million per year.

We have evidence that the U.S. government is communicating with American leftist NGOs on the ground and working with the cartels leading the caravans on the other side of the border.

[Comment: Recommended reading.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Video: Trump Follows Fauci’s Advice, Asks Supporters to Take ‘Great’ COVID Vaccine

During an interview on Fox Primetime with host Maria Bartiromo, President Donald Trump made it absolutely clear that he recommends the Covid-19 vaccine shot to his supporters, even those who are reluctant or worried about potential side effects.

Trump’s advice comes just days after Biden medical advisor Anthony Fauci begged him to tell his supporters to take the vaccine.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

We Have Much to Answer for and We Have Allowed This Evil to Grow and Happen Under Our Watch. Now is the Time to Put a Stop to It

It takes a long time for nations to fall, even when they are dead on their feet. A look back in history will show that in 1913 America took its fatal blow, and we are now seeing the results of that horrible year. Feb. 3, 1913 the 16th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, authorizing the federal government to impose income taxes on individuals. An amendment to a tariff act in 1894 had attempted to do this, but since it was clearly unconstitutional, the Supreme Court struck it down. As a result, and mostly under the banner of bleeding the rich, the 16th Amendment was promoted and passed. Woodrow Wilson signed it into law and in 1914 income taxes began.

Then the other horrible acts of 1913. The 17th Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified, taking the powers of the states and transferring them to Washington, by mandating the popular election of senators. Previously, senators were appointed by state legislatures, restraining the power of the national government. This change gave political parties immediate and massive power, nearly all of which was consolidated in the city of Washington. Woodrow Wilson also signed the Federal Reserve Act, which had passed Congress just the previous day. This system called the Aldrich Plan, and promoted by Sen. Nelson Aldrich of Rhode Island gave a monopoly on the creation of dollars to a consortium of large banks.

Here is why I say these three things is the blow that killed America.

1. They robbed every producer in America of their money and handed it to politicians.

2. They consolidated all power in Washington, D.C.

3. They created a money empire that took over almost everything.

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Young Florida Man Reaches Out for Help After His Parents Were Taken Away by FBI — Family Fears They Will Lose Their Farm and Desperately Need Help

On Monday Zack Meggs reached out to The Gateway Pundit. Zach’s parents were arrested in February by the FBI for protesting inside the US Capitol on January 6th. Zach’s parents are still being held by their government for nearly a month now. His father is in isolation most of the day.

The Meggs family owns a farm in Florida. Zach had to move back home after his parents were arrested to take care of the farm animals including goats, horses, dogs, and donkeys.

During the arrest, the FBI let all of their donkeys loose in the neighborhood.

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YouTube Deletes Steven Crowder Video for “Coronavirus Misinformation”

YouTube has removed a video from comedian Steven Crowder for violating its “COVID-19 misinformation” policies.

In the video, Crowder said he was going to uncover what he said are the lies about the coronavirus and expose the “liars who told them.” The video was popular and had gained more than half a million views before it was pulled by the video giant.

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Jailed Canadian Minister James Coates to be Released, All But One Charge Dropped

The legal firm representing the Canadian minister who has been imprisoned since February 16 after refusing to close his church to in-person services announced Wednesday that the pastor is being released.

Justice Centre said that Crown Prosecutors were dropping all but one charge against Pastor James Coates and that he will be released without any conditions pending his trial in early May.

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Czech Homeless Man Fined for Being Outside During Coronavirus Curfew

A police patrol unit handed out a €100 fine to a homeless man in Bratislava for violating the coronavirus curfew, but according to police spokesman Michal Szeiff, authorities are investigating the conduct of the officers.

The man was stopped by a patrol in the center of the Slovak capital on Saturday, March 13. He was walking in public and had no reason that would follow under an exception to the current curfew rules in place.

“For this reason, the man was fined €100. The person agreed with the fine and its amount, which he confirmed by signing the appropriate form,” said Szeiff.

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Demographic Data Confirms the ‘Great Replacement’ is Real, Says French Philosopher Michel Onfray

The “Great Replacement” is actually happening, regardless of what the mainstream leftist press wants people to believe, influential French philosopher Michel Onfray said in talk show streamed on Youtube of the news site Front Populaire.

“If someone on the left says ‘the Great Replacement, that is us’, the response is ‘very good’, but if someone on the right like Renuad Camus says there is a ‘Great Replacement’, they immediately cry ‘fascism’,” Onfray said.

The Great Replacement is a term coined by French author Renaud Camus in his 2010 book “The Great Replacement”, in which he proposes the theory that indigenous French people are being demographically replaced by non-European peoples at a time when France was the subject of repeated terrorist attacks by Islamists. That book is part of a larger wave of Euroepan “cultural pessimism” whose other proponents include Thilo Sarrazin in Germany, who wrote “Germany Abolishes Itself”, along with Éric Zemmour (“The French Suicide”) and Michel Houllebecq (“Submission”).

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Dutch Security Agency Says 1,200 ‘Vulnerable’ Microsoft Servers Affected by Security Loophole as Data Stolen, Emails Sold Online

Some 1,200 Microsoft email servers in the Netherlands are almost certainly infected, the country’s National Cyber ??Security Center (NCSC) said on Tuesday, as it urged companies to update their software and assess the damage.

If there are vulnerabilities in the Microsoft Exchange Server, it means that “data is stolen, malware is placed, back doors are built in and mailboxes are offered on the black market,” the NCSC said in a statement.

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Dutch Election: Exit Polls Indicate Win for Mark Rutte

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s party has won the most seats in parliamentary elections, exit polls suggest.

This will be Mr Rutte’s centre-right VVD party’s fourth term, despite his government resigning in January over a child welfare fraud scandal.

The VVD is projected to win 36 out of 150 seats, while centre-left D66 is predicted to have 27 seats, and far-right PVV is expected to have 17.

The final results are due to be announced soon.

Meanwhile the centre-right Christian CDA is expected to win 14 seats, Labour (PvdA) nine seats, and green Groenlinks are projected to have eight seats.

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German Professor Under Police Protection for Stance on Islamophobia

A German professor at a university in Grenoble, France, has become the target of a hate campaign for not wanting to compare anti-Semitism with Islamophobia.

“Fascists in our lecture halls! Dismiss Professor Kinzler! Islamophobia kills,” read the large banners hanging at the University of Grenoble. Activists from the French student union Unef also posted the slogans online.

Five months after the brutal murder of history teacher Samuel Paty, being accused of Islamophobia is not something that is taken lightly in France. Following a debate that sparked outrage at the Grenoble Institute of Political Studies, two professors are under police protection.

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Germany’s Left-Wing Government Conducts All-Out Assault Against Populist AfD Prior to National Elections

In the past month, Germany’s leftist-controlled government, looking to quash its main ideological adversary, has started to use every tool at its disposal to crush the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.

The European Union has remained silent as Germany deploys its domestic intelligence agencies to silence Germany’s largest opposition party while at the same time decrying so-called “rule of law” violations in countries like Hungary and Poland.

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Ireland: More Than a Dozen Arrested at Anti-Lockdown Protests in Dublin

Anti-lockdown protests in Dublin passed off peacefully on St Patrick’s Day as gardai said numbers at the events were much smaller than expected and a major policing operation was put in place across the city to guard key locations.

However, more than dozen people were arrested at protests in the city.

The Garda said several events organised on social media had taken place but with limited numbers in attendance.

Up to 3pm, 16 people had been arrested — 13 male and three female — associated with these events, gardai said.

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Irish Doctor Exposes ‘Great Reset’ Agenda Behind COVID Hoax in Viral Video

A doctor from Northern Island has come out strongly against COVID hysteria and the sinister agenda behind it in a viral video spreading across social media.

Dr. Anne McCloskey, a general practitioner from Derry, issued a stunning rebuke of global medical tyranny in a video released by the Freedom Alliance Island of Ireland.

“Across this island and across the world, there are millions of people who are awakening to the understanding that this current health crisis, this so-called ‘pandemic,’ is a trojan horse, which has been used to introduce a new era for humanity,” Dr. McCloskey says at the opening of her statement.

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Over 7,000 UK Weddings Face Cancellation Due to COVID Restrictions

At least 7,000 wedding ceremonies may be postponed or cancelled in Britain due to major confusion surrounding the pandemic restrictions roadmap, according to the industry body UK Weddings.

The United Kingdom is expecting to ease pandemic restrictions, however, the number of infected is growing across the country, reaching 4.2 million, while the death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 125,000, becoming the fourth-highest in the world.

The roadmap said that starting from 12 April, events may be attended by up to 15 people, but there is confusion about whether that merely allowed people to gather outdoors, or also meant that ceremonies could be staged inside.

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Polish Border Guard Detains 5 Afghan Minors Smuggled in Semi-Trailer

The Vistula Border Guard received information about illegal migrants being smuggled through Poland in a truck with Turkish plates. After officers located the truck on a parking lot at the S8 Expressway near Lask in Central Poland, they uncovered five teenage migrants hiding in the truck’s semi-trailer.

According to Border Guard press officer Dagmara Bielec-Janas, the minors were first given necessary aid and then interrogated. The officers were able to establish that they were Afghans aged between 14 and 16 years. They all crossed the Polish-Slovakian border and most likely reached Poland through Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia, Hungary, Slovakia, and Czechia.

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Scotland: Lockdown Rule Breaker in Renfrew Receives Third COVID Fine

A Covid rule breaker has been hit with his third fine for breaching lockdown guidelines after cops busted his “noisy party” at a property in Renfrew.

The man was issued with a £240 ticket for the illegal gathering which police discovered at 4.50am this morning.

Five guests who were also found in the house on Renfield Street also received fines.

Sergeant Jason Cooper, based at Johnstone police station, told the Gazette: “It is not the first ticket for the householder.

“It is his third offence under the Covid guidelines.”

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Swedish Health Agency Accused of Inflating Amount of ‘Hate’ Over Coronavirus Measures

The head of the Public Health Agency of Sweden (FHM) has been accused of inflating the number of hateful emails his agency has received over the agency’s handling of the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic.

Director-General of the Public Health Agency of Sweden Johan Carlson claimed last month that threats toward FHM staff, particularly coronavirus response head Anders Tegnell, had become so severe that the agency required police protection.

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The EU Should Approve Russian and Chinese Vaccines, Says Bavaria’s PM

In a sign that the rest of Europe is increasingly following in Hungary’s footsteps, Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder said that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) should speed up the vaccine authorization process, which also applies to the approval of the Sputnik V Russian vaccine.

Söder made the remarks at a press conference after the German regional elections on Monday.

“The very first step is to speed up vaccinations! Vaccination is not a success story for Europe. Negotiations with China and Russia need to start as soon as possible and these vaccines need to be tested,” the Bavarian prime minister said.

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UK: ‘Marxists’ Hijacking Sarah Everard Death, Says Farage After WW2 Memorial Defaced

Brexit leader Nigel Farage has condemned “Marxists” for “hijacking” the protests related to the killing of London woman Sarah Everard, after a memorial to the Second World War was defaced with graffiti declaring “ACAB” (“all cops are bastards”) and branding Sir Winston Churchill a “racist”.

Hundreds of people had gathered in Westminster, London, for the third day to demonstrate alleged heavy-handed policing at the vigil for 33-year-old marketing executive Sarah Everard, whose remains were found in an Ashford woodland last week. A serving London police officer has been charged with her murder and appeared in court this week.

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UK: Family Says Lockdown Played a Role in Father’s Tragic Suicide

The family of a father with a 3-year-old child blamed the struggles caused by the UK’s third COVID-19 lockdown for his tragic suicide.

31-year-old Ross McCarthy took his own life after worsening mental health caused by the lockdown turned his existence into “Groundhog Day.”

“The first lockdown was easy because you could go in the back garden,” said McCarthy’s 26-year-old fiancée Charlotte, adding, “It was fantastic because you could get out and go for walks but this one he worked throughout on sites in this cold weather and us not being able to do anything had a massive impact.”

“Mental health has been a silent killer of this Covid-19 pandemic. He struggled and he mentioned that it felt like Groundhog Day,” she said.

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UK: P&O Cruises Says Vaccinated Customers Will Still Have to Wear Masks, Social Distance

P&O Cruises has announced it will only allow customers who have taken two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine but that those individuals will still be asked to wear masks and practice social distancing.

In order to take cruises which depart in June, travelers will have to prove they’ve had two coronavirus jabs at least a week before departure.

However, despite being protected against the virus, customers are being told they will still have to wear face coverings and follow social distancing rules while on board.

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UK: Police Review 15,000 Death Certificates at NHS Opioid ‘Euthanasia’ Hospital

A police investigation into hundreds of lives allegedly shortened by the wrongful administration of opioids at an NHS hospital has been expanded to include the review of 15,000 death certificates.

The 2018 report into the deaths of at least 456 elderly patients at Gosport War Memorial Hospital between 1989 and 2000 had found that despite patients not being sent to the NHS hospital for end-of-life care — often for rehabilitation or convalescence — they had been given powerful opioids intended to ease the pain of dying patients.

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UK: Police Told Mother of Rape Gang Victim, 12, That She Was ‘Prostituting Herself’

West Midlands Police officers are accused of telling an alleged rape gang victim, aged 12, that she was “lying” about her abuse, and told her mother she was “prostituting herself”.

“I was 12 or 13 when I went with my mum to the police to report the first rape. But a female police officer accused me of lying and that just broke me. I went off the rails after that,” said the alleged victim, given the pseudonym ‘Karen’ by BirmingahLive, who was targeted by a so-called grooming gang operating in Walsall.

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Virologist: ‘We Are Going to Pay Huge Price’ for COVID Mass Vaccination Campaign

In an open letter to WHO and in a follow-up video interview, Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, says that by vaccinating everyone with a vaccine that doesn’t prevent transmission, we are destroying people’s immune systems, and setting the stage for a global health disaster.

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India: Man Hails Mahmud Ghaznavi for Bringing ‘Glory to Islam’ By Desecrating and Looting Somnath Temple, Video Recorded Nearby Goes Viral

A video of a Muslim man glorifying Mahmud of Ghazni, the infamous Islamist marauder, who attacked and plundered Somnath Temple repeatedly, is going viral on the internet. The video was shot by the man himself, at the beach adjacent to the historic temple.

In the video, the man hails Islamist invaders, including Mahmud Ghaznavi, for attacking and looting the Temple. The man also urges fellow Muslims to read about their “glorious history” and make others read about it as well.

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India: Jaipur: Islamic Fundamentalists Vandalise Office of Publication House After it Had Apologised for Mentioning Islamic Terrorism in a Book

The office of a publication house in Rajasthan was vandalised by Islamic extremists over certain text in a book published by it. The publication house Sanjiv Prakashan of Jaipur became the target of the fundamentalists after it was found that a book published by them had reference to Islamic Terrorism. The publication house was attacked after it had apologised for the text in the book.

According to reports, three persons have been arrested in connection with the incident. Images shared by ANI show that the furniture and printed books kept in the office of the Sanjiv Prakashan was lying on the floor after the attack.

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Myanmar: Military Regime Seizes Bank Accounts of George Soros’s Osf, Issues Arrest Warrant Against Staff Members

According to reports from Myanmar, the Myanmar military regime has seized the bank accounts of George Soros’s Open Society Foundation (OSF) in the country. The military regime in Myanmar accuses OSF Myanmar of violating multiple financial restrictions on the activities of organizations like OSF.

The Military regime on Monday announced the arrest warrants for 11 staff members of OSF Myanmar through Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV). These arrest warrants include the top management of the foundation, with reports revealing the Finance Manager of OSF Myanmar already in detention and going through interrogation since at least Friday.

The Myanmar military junta accuses OSF Myanmar of multiple financial improprieties. The most prominent accusation is a failure to obtain approval from the Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM)’s Foreign Exchange Management Department for depositing US$5 million (7.04 billion kyats) with the Small and Medium Enterprise Development Bank (SMED) in Myanmar in 2018. OSF Myanmar is also accused of illegally withdrawing $1.4 million from its account at SMED a week after the military junta takeover in Myanmar at the beginning of February. The Military has also seized OSF banks accounts in the private banks of Myanmar, collectively amounting to the tune of $3.81 million.

OSF is accused of providing financial support to civil disobedience movements against the military rule.

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Pakistan: Goons Torch the House of 13-Year-Old Kavita Who Was Kidnapped and Forcefully Converted to Islam in Sindh, 2 Arrested

On March 11 a video of the conversion ceremony of a 13-year-old girl named Kavita Oad from the Kandhkot area of Sindh, Pakistan had gone viral on social media. Kavita had reportedly been abducted, forcibly made to embrace Islam by the notorious Islamic cleric Mian Mithoo and possibly married off to her abductor.

Today, it has been reported that on the night of March 14, some identified goons torched Kavita’s house in Sindh. An NGO— Voice of Pakistan Minority, which has been committed to protecting minority rights in Pakistan, has taken to Twitter to share the video of the incident.

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Pakistan: 13-Year-Old Hindu Girl Kidnapped, Forcefully Converted to Islam in Sindh

Religious minorities in the Islamic state of Pakistan face a real and constant threat of extinction. Almost every day there are reports of Hindu, Sikh and Christian girls being abducted and forcefully converted to Islam as the Islamic country not just watches that happen as a mute spectator but also facilitates it. Yet another incident of abduction and forceful conversion of a minor Hindu girl has come to light in Pakistan.

A video of the conversion ceremony of the girl has gone viral

A 13-year-old Hindu girl named Kavita Oad from Kandhkot area of Sindh was reportedly abducted and then forcibly converted to Islam. A video of the incident which has now gone viral on social media was shared by Pakistani journalist Naila Inayat on Twitter.

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Alibaba’s Browser Starts Disappearing From Chinese App Stores

Multiple reports are saying that leading Chinese phone manufacturers Xiaomi and Huawei have removed UC Browser, produced by China’s tech and retail giant Alibaba, from their online stores.

The reports in the western press are based on statements made by owners of Huawei and Xiaomi phones, although they note that some customers said the app is still available to them, as well as on Apple’s App Store China.

The ban is seen in the wider context of a dispute between the authorities and Alibaba founder and China’s wealthiest person Jack Ma. The immediate cause to block UC Browser appears to be criticism leveled at it by state media who said it was allowing misleading medical ads to be shown to users.

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Corrupt: WHO Investigator on CCP Payroll Blasts Bannon & Media for Asking Inconvenient Questions… Admits He Refused to Look at Wuhan Lab Data.

World Health Organization COVID investigator Peter Daszak — who The National Pulse recently exposed as having financial links to the Chinese Communist Party — has revealed he was responsible for convincing fellow investigators that it wasn’t necessary to look into data wiped by the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

In a stunning revelation during a panel discussion, Daszak disseminated wild conspiracy theories in an attempt to blame anyone except his financial benefactors the Chinese Communist Party for the continuing virus origin mystery.

Daszak bizarrely laid into War Room: Pandemic show host Stephen K. Bannon and The Epoch Times newspaper for creating what he called an environment whereby the Chinese Communist Party wouldn’t want to be transparent about COVID-19’s origins. Both entities have called for fuller investigations into the Wuhan lab, shunning the idea that the virus came from a wet market or a bat.

Daszak, however, continues to cover for his paymasters while holding a position at the World Health Organization.

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Pervasive Surveillance, Indoctrination, And State Repression: Tools Employed by China Against Tibet’s Buddhist Monasteries

Ever since China forcibly took hold of Tibet in the early 1950s, it has strived hard to culturally assimilate the region into the Mainland. As a part of this campaign, it has come down hard against Buddhist monks, suppressed dissenting voices and expression of religious beliefs that it regards as incongruous to the idea of China.

It was this campaign of repression against the fellow Tibetans that forced their spiritual leader Dalai Lama to flee China in 1959 and seek asylum in India. Since then, the clampdown in Tibet has only increased.

Repression in Tibet an outcome of CCP’s efforts to “Sinicise” religions and exact loyalty

Though the Communist regime in China has a long history of curtailing religious freedom, especially in the restive province of Tibet, with the authoritarian leader Xi Jinping at the helm of affairs, its efforts have become increasingly hostile towards religion and initiated campaigns to “Sinicise” them.

The Chinese Communist Party has exhibited eager alacrity in ‘Sincising’ all religions, in an attempt to tighten its grip over civil society. Just as it deployed sophisticated surveillance system to keep a tab on Uyghur Muslim minorities in Xinjiang, China is using new tools of surveillance to control the Tibetan Buddhist monks and turn them into a tool of CCP, a new report titled “Party Above Buddhism: China’s Surveillance and Control of Tibetan Monasteries and Nunneries” has revealed.

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Richard Gere, Disney and Censorship: How Hollywood is Kneeling Before China’s Financial Might

China has been using its market to influence businesses abroad and shape narratives around how the world perceives them. It is widely known that China has managed to built an extensive propaganda machine to construct a rather mythical image of itself around the world. However, a little known story is how industries such as Hollywood are themselves kneeling before China in order to access its huge market.

In recent times, Hollywood has been extremely careful to not offend the sensibilities of the tyrannical Communist regime in China in order to secure its business interests.

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TikTok to Automatically Turn on User Profiling to Determine Personalized Ads

TikTok will begin showing users personalized ads and it will automatically switch on the feature without users’ consent. The personalized ads will be based on what a user does on TikTok (in-app activities), such as interactions with other ads and liked videos.

The Beijing-based short-video platform announced the change, which will take effect starting April 15, through an in-feed message.

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Disturbing Moment Blind Grandfather is Assaulted by a Gang of Youths in a Melbourne Park — Who Punch and Kick Him Before Stealing His Phone and Shoes

The 63-year-old man was walking near Pelister Place in Melbourne when he was dragged onto an oval and repeatedly stomped on by the young thugs.

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One Nation Pushes to Ban Gender Neutral Language Like ‘Chestfeeding’ And ‘Non-Birthing Parent’ From Government Use

A motion banning the use of gender neutral language had been passed by the Australian senate.

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‘She Wants Me, Stop!’ Harrowing Moment Mother Screams as Police Drag Her Deaf Daughter From Her Home

The angry mum has spoken out about the distressing incident involving her deaf daughter to raise awareness about Australia’s broken public guardianship system.

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Six Million Australians Can Book Their COVID Jab From Today — Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Booking Your Vaccination

Phase 1B of Australia’s biggest ever vaccination program is to be unveiled on Wednesday in the first large-scale roll out to the general public.

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Biden is Sending More Feds to the Border… to Help Welcome Illegals

The Biden administration is sending federal employees to assist unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, the Department of Homeland Security announced on Saturday.

DHS commanded the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to direct bodies and resources to the border for a 90-day campaign to “safely receive, shelter, and transfer unaccompanied children” as crossings continue to surge under President Joe Biden’s leadership.

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CBS Reports There Are Now 13,000 ‘Kids in Cages’ At the Border

The crisis at the border continues to accelerate, as CBS News reported Tuesday that there are now more than 13,000 unaccompanied migrant children being held in prison like cells by US authorities.

The report notes that many more are being turned back every day, and that there are now so many trying to cross the border that the US is on track this year to encounter more illegal immigration than in the past TWENTY YEARS.

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Denmark to Limit ‘Non-Western’ Residents in Neighborhoods to 30 Per Cent

The Danish government has announced that it will limit the number of ‘non-western’ residents in neighborhoods to 30 per cent in order to “reduce the risk of religious and cultural parallel societies.”

The policy, which will be implemented over the next 10 years, recognizes that multiculturalism must be restricted in order to create cohesive communities.

The Social Democratic government made the announcement earlier today, with Interior Minister Kaare Dybvad Bek asserting that too many non-western residents in one area leads to the creation of ghettos, although that exact term has been removed from the legislation.

Out of Denmark’s 11.8 million inhabitants, around 11 per cent are of foreign origin, of whom 58 per cent are from non-western countries.

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Ex-Swedish Migration Agency Employee Convicted for Giving Dozens of Bogus Visas to Afghans

A court has convicted a former employee of the Swedish migration agency and the foreign ministry of misconduct after issuing bogus visas to Afghan nationals while working at the Swedish embassy in Pakistan.

The unnamed man was found to have approved 120 incorrect visas for Afghan nationals to work in Sweden, the authorisation of 61 of those immigration documents resulting in the conviction for misconduct.

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Four People Arrested at U.S. Border Match Names on FBI’s Terrorist Watchlist

Four individuals who were arrested attempting to illegally enter the United States through its southern border allegedly match identities on the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database.

Axios reports that three of the individuals arrested originated from Yemen, while another was from Serbia. The current fiscal year has seen more arrests of this nature than recent full fiscal years.

Designed to catch and detain suspected terrorists, the FBI’s Terrorist Screening Database, commonly known as “the watchlist,” was established in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. The 9/11 Commission Report found that federal government agencies did not share information about terrorist suspects in a timely manner, which could have prevented the attacks.

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German Court Gives Probation to Two Syrian Migrants Who Raped 15-Year-Old Girl Who Gave Them German Lessons

A 15-year-old German teenager who was helping two young migrant men integrate, which included providing them with German lessons, was raped by the two Syrian men.

Over four years after the event, the district court of Uelzen found Mohamad T. (24) and Schadi A. (24) guilty of the crime.

Annika R., who changed her name and is now 19 years old, faced her rapists in court, according to German newspaper Bild.

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Italy: Migrant Taxi NGO Head Justifies Allegedly Getting Paid to Pick Up Migrants

Luca Casarini, head of the Italian migrant taxi NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans, defended receiving money from a Danish shipping corporation after his ship transferred migrants from a Danish vessel last year.

Casarini justified the payment and stated that is was a donation, as prosecutors in Italy have alleged the NGO negotiated a sum to profit from taking migrants from a vessel belonging to the Danish Maersk shipping company last year.

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Trump: Biden ‘Destroying Our Country’ With Border Crisis

Appearing on Fox News Tuesday, President Trump warned that Joe Biden’s disastrous border policy is doing irreversible damage to the country.

Trump told host Maria Bartiromo that the current administration’s actions in reversing his immigration policies is “destroying our country,” and predicted that tings are going to get much worse.

“My policies were working better than they’ve ever seen on the southern border,” Trump said, adding “The wall was almost complete. We just had to fix little sections, complete little sections that had to be together.”

“But they’re destroying our country,” Trump continued, adding “People are coming by the hundreds of thousands. Young children are coming in and they leave their homes and they come up because they think it’s going to be so wonderful, and frankly, our country can’t handle it.”

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UK to Build Reception Centres for Boat Migrants, No More Hotel Stays: Report

The Home Office is reportedly going to build reception centres for asylum seekers, with insiders admitting that putting them up in hotels created a “pull factor” for migrants.

The purpose-built accommodations are also supposed to be cheaper, with the current method of dispersing illegals, migrants, and asylum seekers across the country in hotels proving costly to the taxpayer.

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A Woman’s Perspective: Joe Biden is Feminizing the U.S. Military After Obama Decimated it

Women In The Military Cannot Keep Up With The Men Physically In Combat

Let me begin by being very clear and reiterate my own stance regarding women in the U.S. Military.

Women do not belong in physical combat. Not because they are not competent, and there are many positions within the military that women are highly qualified for.

On the ground combat is not one of them.

Contrary to what folks on the left seem to believe, men and women are different, as men have thicker bone density and are generally physically stronger. Of course there are exceptions but as a general rule, men are more fit for combat than women.

The proof is shown in recent reports which find that women in the military cannot keep up with the men in physical testing, so rather than acknowledge the differences between the two genders, the U.S. military is considering lowering the physical standards for women by rethinking about reversing their “gender neutral physical testing.”

“Research showed that the Army Combat Fitness Test [ACFT], which is the same for male and female soldiers, was leading to lower results for women with a knock-on effect for promotions,” The Telegraph reported. “An early Pentagon study showed that women were failing the ACFT at a rate of 65 per cent, while only 10 percent of men did.”

So rather than say, “okay, there are plenty of critical military jobs that women can and do perform without weakening the U.S. military by lowering the physical standards required for combat, the U.S. military under Joe Biden has decided weakening the testing standards, therefore weakening the military as a whole, is better because…(checks notes)…yes, DIVERSITY!!!!!

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Facebook Introduces New Censorship and Punishment Measures for Groups and Their Members

Facebook has announced new rules surrounding groups, including putting members who repeatedly violate its policies on probation and limiting the reach of “problematic” groups. The rules are part of the platform’s continued efforts to tackle “misinformation” and harmful content.

The group feature on Facebook allows people with common interests to come together and discuss issues. However, left to their own devices, Facebook suggests that groups have become one of the greatest tools in spreading “misinformation” and so it wants to get involved in policing what people talk about.

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

Meet Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s First Ever Black and Asian Transgender Star: Model Leyna Bloom Makes History in Stunning Beach Shoot as She Reveals How She Overcame Homelessness to Achieve Her Fashion ‘Dream’

Sports Illustrated has revealed the first ever black and Asian transgender model to grace the pages of its annual Swimsuit Issue.

Though the iconic magazine doesn’t launch until July, the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue Instagram account has been unveiling one model a day throughout the month of March — and this morning, they made waves with the announcement that Chicago-born model, dancer, actor, and activist Leyna Bloom, 27, is joining the likes of Lais Ribeiro and Josephine Skriver in the 2021 edition.

Leyna, who is the second trans model to pose for SI Swim, opened up to Good Morning America about her boundary-breaking accomplishment, gushing: ‘I never imagined that I would be born in a time when something like this would happen for someone with my skin tone and for someone with my background.’

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

Polling Firm Characterizes Asking a Woman Out as a Form of “Sexual Harassment”

As a debate over “misogyny” rages in the UK, polling firm YouGov recently released a survey that characterized asking a woman out for a drink as a form of “sexual harassment.”

Yes, really.

After the tragic abduction and murder of 33-year-old Sarah Everard in London, protesters demanded all manner of new measures, including a 6pm curfew for men.

Others are now pushing for “misogyny” to be made a hate crime, as if murderers would have second thoughts about abducting and killing a woman because of a law that primarily targets speech.

Absolutely none of these professional activists demanded that the law be changed so women who carry pepper spray aren’t hit with the same legal penalty as they would be for carrying a gun, which is currently the law in the UK.

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

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Signs Law to Expand Abortion Coverage “Without Limits”

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a law on Friday that requires state taxpayers to fund abortion in any circumstance.

The law ends a ban on abortion coverage for insurance plans. The ban was originally enacted by former Republican Gov. Robert McDonnell in 2011 and allowed the Affordable Care Act to only cover abortions in cases of rape, incest, or to save the life of the mother.

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

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