Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/25/2021

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, the Syrian culture-enricher who allegedly slaughtered ten people at a supermarket in Colorado, was known to the FBI prior to the attack, according to leaked information. The store where the massacre occurred is a prominent kosher market with a large Jewish clientele.

In other news, a theater production of Cinderella in Minnesota was cancelled because 98% of the cast was white.

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

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Financial Crisis
» Veteran Investor Says Governments Are Planning to Totally Outlaw Bitcoin
 
USA
» “Was the Filibuster Really a Tool of Jim Crow When it Was Used Against Tim Scott Last Year?”: Sen. Ben Sasse Rips Senate Democrats
» 3 Idaho Residents Arrested for Not Wearing Face Masks at an Outdoor Event Are Suing the City
» Biden Receives Pushback After Saying Women Can Do Anything Men Can
» BLM Mob Traps 100 Customers Inside Grocery Store: ‘We’Re Shutting S*** Down!’ (Video)
» Bloomberg Op-Ed: “We Must Start Planning for a Permanent Pandemic”
» Breaking: Biden Had Cheat Sheets That Included Photos of Reporters to Identify Them — Read Every Foreign Policy Question
» Catholic High School Fires Teacher After She Disputes Cause of George Floyd Death During Class
» CDC Says No-Sail Order to Remain in Place Despite Request From Cruise Association
» Crackpot Yale Psychiatrist Who Said Trump Was Mentally Unfit Gets Fired
» Democrats Introduce Gun Registration Bill — the First Step in Gun Confiscation Laws
» Democrat Georgia Lawmaker Arrested, Dragged Out of Capitol for Interrupting Kemp’s Livestream Announcement That He Signed New Election Legislation (Video)
» Facebook and Amazon Are Now Washington’s Biggest Lobbyists
» Florida Bill Restricting Student Scholarship Fund Would Box Out Degrees That Do Not “Lead Directly to Employment”
» Former Idaho University Professor, Black Lives Matter Spokesman, Arrested for Defacing Lincoln Statue
» Google Repeatedly Hands Over User Data to Law Enforcement Without a Warrant
» Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Bill That Would Have Limited Her Power
» Government Records Reveal UFOs Harassed US Navy Ships Off California Coast
» Jack Dorsey Positions Upcoming “Bluesky” Protocol as a Way to Combat “Hate Speech”
» Jailed Michigan Restaurant Owner Set Free After Being Forced to Close Her Pizzeria Business and Pay a $15,000 Fine
» Just in: Syrian-Born Boulder Shooter Ahmad Al-Issa’s Identity Was Previously Known to the FBI
» Just in: Republican-Controlled Wisconsin Assembly Authorizes Investigation of 2020 Presidential Election
» Minnesota “Cinderella” Theater Production Cancelled After 98% of Cast Was White
» Oakland Mayor Announces Program to Give $500 Per Month to Low-Income Families — But Not if They’re White
» Oregon Gun Bill Would Create Unnavigable Minefield of Felony Traps for Concealed Handgun License Holders
» Photo Collage Reveals Who Commits the Mass Shootings in the US Today
» Report: Cuomo Directed NY Health Officials to Prioritize His Family for Coronavirus Testing
» Some Good News: They Took Down the Mad Max Razor Wire Fence at Capitol Hill
» The ‘Scan the Ballots’ Effort is Moving Forward in Georgia Involving Jovan Pulitizer’s Technique of Forensically Reviewing Ballots From the 2020 Election
» The Boulder Colorado Islamist Shooting: Ancient Egypt, Mordern America
» The Corrupt and Political DOJ is Over-Charging Oath Keepers and Patriots Like They Did Targets in the Mueller Russia Hoax Investigation
» Two North Carolina Men Charged After Woman Found Drugged, Raped and Dead in Miami Hotel Room During Spring Break
» Video: Ted Cruz Owns Mask Karen Reporter
» WaPo Calls on President Biden to Protect Social Media Free Speech (Abroad)
» White House Correspondent: Biden Doesn’t Know He Has a Press Conference Today
» Why Property Rights Matter: The Growing Attack on Property Rights, Part 3
» Zuckerberg’s Proposed Law Changes Would Cement Big Tech Monopolies at the Cost of Upcoming Platforms
 
Canada
» Montreal Police Randomly Pick Protesters Out of Crowds, Issue Charges at Worldwide Freedom Rally
 
Europe and the EU
» British Parliament to Extend ‘Draconian’ Virus Powers by Six Months
» Germany: Green Party Politician Apologizes for Childhood Wish to be an ‘Indian Chief’
» Powerful Explosion Rocks Swedish Apartment Block, 40 Homes Damaged
» UK: Massive Backlash to ‘No Jab, No Pub’ Proposal
» UK: No Evidence Deradicalisation Programmes Work, Admits Terror Laws Watchdog
» UK: Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Sparks Batley Grammar School Protest
» UK: Three Extinction Rebellion Activists Found Guilty of Criminal Damage During Protest Last August
» UK: Winchester University Criticized for Plan to Erect Statue of Greta Thunberg
 
South Asia
» Singaporean Prime Minister Wins Damages Over Rival Politician Who Linked to Article Accusing Him of Scandal
 
Far East
» Breaking Exclusive: Location of Origin of COVID-19 Pandemic Identified — Between Two of China’s Biological Warfare Facilities in Wuhan
 
Australia — Pacific
» Extinction Rebellion Protests Blocked West Gate Freeway
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» At Least 20 Christians Injured as Muslim Mob Attacks Nigerian Church
» Gunmen on Motorbikes Raid Niger Villages, Kill at Least 137
 
Immigration
» AZ Governor Slams Kamala Harris as “Worst Possible Choice” For Border Response
» ‘Citizenship is Inherited or Earned’ — France’s Marine Le Pen Pushes for Referendum on Migration
» Italy: Former Milan School Turned Migrant ‘Hotel’ Becomes Epicentre of Crime
» New “National Treasure” Series to Star DREAMer, Focus on Exploring Identity
» Pakistani Migrant Arrested After Brutal Sexual Assault on Greek Woman
» ‘Put an End to This Asylum Tourism’ — AfD Says Migrants With Greek Passports Travel to Germany by the Thousands
» Thanks to Republican Senator Mike Lee — Foreign White Collar Visa Workers Take 2/3 of All New US Tech Jobs Each Year
» UK: More Migrants Arrive by Boat to Dover and Dungeness One Day After Priti Patel Announced New Crackdown on the Cross-Channel People Trafficking Trade
 
Culture Wars
» American Education: Child Indoctrination, Struggle Sessions and Debt Slavery
» Archdiocese: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine ‘Morally Compromised’
» Colorado Baker Faces New Lawsuit After Refusing to Make Cake to Celebrate a Gender Transition
» Dem Lawmakers Sell Out Women, Ban Female Athletes Planning to Testify Against ‘Equality Act’
» It Just Plain Stinks
» Leftists Showcase Their Pro-Abortion Dogs
» New Survey Finds Majority of Republicans Now Support Same-Sex Marriage
» Sesame Street Pushing ‘Racial Justice’ For Toddlers in ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’ Segments
 

Veteran Investor Says Governments Are Planning to Totally Outlaw Bitcoin

Veteran investor Ray Dalio warns that governments across the globe are planning to outlaw Bitcoin because the financial elite cannot tolerate something that they don’t have monopoly control over.

“Every country treasures its monopoly on controlling the supply and demand. They don’t want other monies to be operating or competing,” Dalio told Yahoo Finance.

“So, I think that it would be very likely that you will have it, under a certain set of circumstances, outlawed the way gold was outlawed,” he added.

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

“Was the Filibuster Really a Tool of Jim Crow When it Was Used Against Tim Scott Last Year?”: Sen. Ben Sasse Rips Senate Democrats

Telling his colleagues that “part of the responsibility of being a U.S. Senator is to stand up to the extreme fringes of your party,” Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) blasted Democrats who are considering ending the legislative filibuster in order to rush through President Joe Biden’s progressive agenda by a mere party-line vote.

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

3 Idaho Residents Arrested for Not Wearing Face Masks at an Outdoor Event Are Suing the City

The three Idaho residents who were arrested for not wearing masks during an outdoor church event in September have filed a federal lawsuit against the city, police, and prosecutors on the grounds of their constitutional rights being violated.

A deacon at Christ Church, Gabriel Rench, along with Sean and Rachel Bohnet, are seeking “no less than nominal damages for the violation of their constitutional rights and punitive damages … [as well as] injunctive relief” after they were arrested for attending an outdoor event where nearly 150 people gathered without wearing face masks.

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

Biden Receives Pushback After Saying Women Can Do Anything Men Can

President Biden received pushback on Wednesday after he said during a White House event that there is nothing a man can do that a woman cannot do “as well or better.”

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

BLM Mob Traps 100 Customers Inside Grocery Store: ‘We’Re Shutting S*** Down!’ (Video)

Black Lives Matter protesters mobilized in Rochester, New York, attacked a Wegmans grocery store, and trapped an estimated 100 customers inside.

The protests were triggered by the death of Daniel Prude, a black man who died after a viral encounter with the Rochester Police Department. Democrat New York Attorney General announced last month that a grand jury will not seek charges against officers involved in the incident.

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

Bloomberg Op-Ed: “We Must Start Planning for a Permanent Pandemic”

Bloomberg has published an article by Andreas Kluth which argues that new variants of COVID-19 mean the pandemic will be “permanent” and that there will be an “endless cycle” of restrictions.

Kluth says that the idea the world will at some point go “back to normal” is “almost certainly wrong” and that SARS-CoV-2 will become “our permanent enemy, like the flu but worse.”

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

Breaking: Biden Had Cheat Sheets That Included Photos of Reporters to Identify Them — Read Every Foreign Policy Question

Joe Biden had a binder of notes waiting for him today at his first press conference.

Like a parrot, he read off all of his foreign policy answers including his entire answer to the North Korea question.

And Biden was calling on reporters from his prepared list.

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

Catholic High School Fires Teacher After She Disputes Cause of George Floyd Death During Class

A Catholic high school teacher was fired earlier this month after she said the cause of George Floyd’s death was “disputed.”

Deborah DelPrince, a former theology teacher at Bishop Ready High School, said during a virtual class that whether Floyd died because he could not breathe was disputed.

DelPrince was responding to a profile picture of one of the students in class, which showed LeBron James wearing an “I Can’t Breathe” shirt. DelPrince said the shirt “perpetuates a myth against police… Lebron James’ position is disrespectful to police officers.”

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

CDC Says No-Sail Order to Remain in Place Despite Request From Cruise Association

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Wednesday that its no-sail order will remain in place until November 1 for cruise ships, even though the Cruise Lines International Association has requested it to be lifted early.

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

Crackpot Yale Psychiatrist Who Said Trump Was Mentally Unfit Gets Fired

Her 15 minutes were up.

Democrats didn’t need her anymore — and she was having a hard time coping.

Crackpot Psychiatrist gets canned.

Legal Insurrection reported:

Bandy Lee, the psychiatrist who repeatedly diagnosed Trump as mentally unfit and dangerous, without ever even having met him, has apparently been fired by Yale University.

What a shame.

At one point, Lee’s frequent long-distance diagnoses extended to Professor Alan Dershowitz. He wrote a strongly worded letter to Yale, which apparently played a role.

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

Democrats Introduce Gun Registration Bill — the First Step in Gun Confiscation Laws

Joseph Stalin’s firearms registration and confiscation was a tremendous success for the Socialist state.

Under the Tsar, Russia was one of the most heavily armed societies on earth. That all changed when Stalin and the communists took control. Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people… after he took their guns. (Zinnfigur)

This video is a shocking reminder on how Stalin was able to control, starve, punish and imprison a defenseless people.

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

Democrat Georgia Lawmaker Arrested, Dragged Out of Capitol for Interrupting Kemp’s Livestream Announcement That He Signed New Election Legislation (Video)

On Thursday Georgia Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed a sweeping bill that overhauls his state’s election laws that includes new restrictions on mail-in voting.

The legislation was pushed through Georgia’s House and Senate after Kemp and the crooked Secretary of State handed Georgia over to the Democrats in TWO separate elections.

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

Facebook and Amazon Are Now Washington’s Biggest Lobbyists

Amazon and Facebook have been the largest spender in corporate lobbying in Washington over the past two years, surpassing telecom providers and defense contractors. The large spending by Big Tech companies is a response to the increased scrutiny over their moderation policies and violations of antitrust.

According to a new report by Public Citizen, based on data by Center for Responsive Politics, Amazon increased lobbying spending by 30% to reach $18.7 million while Facebook increased by 56% to reach $18.7 million, between 2018 and 2020. The two tech companies were closely followed by telecom provider Comcast and defense contractor Lockheed Martin, which spent $14.4 million and $13 million respectively.

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

Florida Bill Restricting Student Scholarship Fund Would Box Out Degrees That Do Not “Lead Directly to Employment”

A bill in the Florida state Senate would bar students studying specific college majors from receiving over a certain amount of scholarship funding.

The Bright Futures Scholarship currently covers 100% of tuition and fees at in-state public institutions. If the new bill passes, it would restrict scholarship to 60 hours of funding for students who do not pursue certain majors.

The bill would require “the Board of Governors and the State Board of Education to each approve, by a specified date, a list of career certificate and undergraduate and graduate degree programs that they determine lead directly to employment.”

[Comment: Great idea! No more money for “Studies” majors.]

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

Former Idaho University Professor, Black Lives Matter Spokesman, Arrested for Defacing Lincoln Statue

Efforts to cancel Abraham Lincoln, the 16th U.S. president, have accelerated following the death of George Floyd last summer, with proponents of Black Lives Matter claiming that the president who promoted the 13th Amendment, ending slavery throughout the United States, did not do enough for black people.

On Tuesday, a Black Lives Matter activist in Boise, Idaho, was arrested for allegedly vandalizing a statue of the Republican president. Terry Joe Wilson, 37, was arrested after a warrant was issued last week.

The Idaho Statesman reports that Wilson, formerly an adjunct professor at Boise State University and who has been described in local media as a Boise Black Lives Matter chapter spokesman, was identified as one of the suspects in the vandalism incident, which occurred in February.

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

Google Repeatedly Hands Over User Data to Law Enforcement Without a Warrant

Google is turning over user data to US law enforcement, even when requests for that come without a warrant, in the form of requests that are not court-ordered.

That emerges from information shared with the LA Times by an anonymous Google user, who said they were notified about this in an email from the tech giant, who said the request came from the Department of Homeland Security, without including the request itself in the email.

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

Gov. Whitmer Vetoes Bill That Would Have Limited Her Power

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed a bill that would have limited her ability to enforce health orders without receiving approval from the legislature.

Whitmer, who has been under fire for enacting some of the most restrictive COVID lockdown policies in the country, rejected the bill that was designed to rein in some of the emergency powers she has been exercising.

Senate Bill 1 would have capped the length of any public health orders from a governor to just 28 days unless otherwise approved by both houses of the state legislature. In explaining her veto, the Democrat implied that her lockdown decisions have been necessary to slow the pandemic.

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

Government Records Reveal UFOs Harassed US Navy Ships Off California Coast

Mystery UFOs reportedly hovered over US Navy destroyers off the California coast back in July 2019 according to newly released information.

The USS Kidd reported “unwhite light identified hovering over the ship’s flight deck” according to the ship log entries.

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

Jack Dorsey Positions Upcoming “Bluesky” Protocol as a Way to Combat “Hate Speech”

The CEOs of Facebook, Google, and Twitter have once again been summoned to the US Congress, this time to convince lawmakers that they are “doing enough” to fight misinformation by moderating content on their platforms at a satisfactory level.

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, in addition to Birdwatch — a type of crowdsourced moderation that Twitter is already testing — mentions a largely obscure and by all accounts small project that his company is funding, called Bluesky.

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

Jailed Michigan Restaurant Owner Set Free After Being Forced to Close Her Pizzeria Business and Pay a $15,000 Fine

A pizza business owner was released from jail after paying a $15,000 fine and closing her restaurant.

What happened to the freedoms of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?

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

Just in: Syrian-Born Boulder Shooter Ahmad Al-Issa’s Identity Was Previously Known to the FBI

Another day, another failure by the FBI, our “premiere” law enforcement agency.

The Boulder, Colorado killer was publicly identified on Tuesday after his supermarket killing spree.

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

Just in: Republican-Controlled Wisconsin Assembly Authorizes Investigation of 2020 Presidential Election

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin state assembly on Tuesday passed a resolution to authorize an investigation into the 2020 presidential election.

The resolution passed on a 58-35 party-line vote.

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

Minnesota “Cinderella” Theater Production Cancelled After 98% of Cast Was White

The Chanhassen Dinner Theater in Minnesota canceled “Cinderella” this year after 98% of the cast was white.

They will run “Footloose” instead.

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

Oakland Mayor Announces Program to Give $500 Per Month to Low-Income Families — But Not if They’re White

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf this week announced a privately funded universal income program that would give $500 a month to poor families — unless they’re white.

The Oakland Mayor is coming under fire for her race-based program that excludes poor white families.

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

Oregon Gun Bill Would Create Unnavigable Minefield of Felony Traps for Concealed Handgun License Holders

Scenario: You have a Concealed Handgun License in Oregon. You have no criminal record. You’re an average person going about your day. Let’s say one of your parents is having health issues, so you travel across the state to help them out for a few days. You’re bringing groceries back to them. Then a cop pulls up behind you and turns his rack lights on. You have a tail light out. While running your plates the cop discovers you have a CHL and he asks if you’re carrying. You say yes, because you’re a licensed CHL holder and you’ve never had any trouble with the law. Unbeknownst to you, there is a school the next block over that you never noticed because you don’t travel from that direction to get to your parents’ home. Also unbeknownst to you, the city government has passed an ordinance that bans CHL holders from being “adjacent” to any school grounds.

All of a sudden you become a felon. You are arrested in front of your family, hauled off to jail, held on $25,000 bond, slandered by hysterical reactionaries in the media as “MAN WITH GUN ARRESTED NEAR SCHOOL” because alarming headlines sell, and eventually sentenced to prison for violating something that you didn’t even know you were violating.

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

Photo Collage Reveals Who Commits the Mass Shootings in the US Today

Democrats continue to push the ridiculous talking point that white men commit the majority of mass shootings in the United States.

The left continues to push this with every mass shooting.

A Wiki Page was created to list every mass shooting in the US in 2019.

The list does not include those shootings where no one will speak to police.

At least 20 of the mass shootings in 2019 were in Chicago, Illinois.

More than 140 mass shootings are unsolved largely because no one will give descriptions to the police.

Of course, most of these shootings took place in the inner city. Democrats don’t care about those shootings. They never make the splashe headlines for days.

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

Report: Cuomo Directed NY Health Officials to Prioritize His Family for Coronavirus Testing

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, working with the New York Health Commissioner Howard Zucker, allegedly directed health officials to prioritize the governor’s family and those with ties to the administration for coronavirus testing according to a Wednesday report from New York media.

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

Some Good News: They Took Down the Mad Max Razor Wire Fence at Capitol Hill

Washington DC at least doesn’t appear to be a totalitarian nightmare state on the surface anymore after US Capitol Police took down the outer perimeter razor wire-topped fencing that has been in place for two months.

The public will be allowed to enter the grounds once again.

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

The ‘Scan the Ballots’ Effort is Moving Forward in Georgia Involving Jovan Pulitizer’s Technique of Forensically Reviewing Ballots From the 2020 Election

A recount is in the works in Georgia.

A week ago we reported that a judge agreed that the group “Voter GA” could inspect Fulton County Georgia ballots from the 2020 election:

The inspection is moving forward as Jovan Pulitzer is asking for volunteers for a recount in Fulton County Georgia.

According to Jovan, “Georgia is ready to go to scan the ballots.”

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

The Boulder Colorado Islamist Shooting: Ancient Egypt, Mordern America

By Howard Rotberg

The shooter who on Monday killed 10 during an attack in Boulder, Colorado had targeted a “Jewish store,” says the Loomered.com news site associated with journalist Laura Loomer, a brave and outspoken young woman. I was privileged to meet her some 14 months ago during her unsuccessful campaign for a congressional seat in Florida, when travel had not yet been cancelled.,

Right away, we hear that Boulder County District Attorney Michael Dougherty has said that investigators have not identified a motive for the suspect, who has been identified as Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa from the Denver suburb of Arvada.

Alissa was reportedly born in 1999 in Syria. Since I am something of an expert on Islamism and am the author of the book The Ideological Path to Submission… and what we can do about it (Mantua Books), this immediately raised some red flags in my brain, but not so in the mainstream media.

You see, while Loomered.com reported that the King Soopers grocery market targeted by the shooter is known as a “Jewish store” with a large Jewish clientele due to the supply of kosher items the store carries, this was not reported by the mainstream media.

King Soopers website indeed advertises the grocery chain as “Your One-Stop Shop For Kosher Groceries.” The store is also included on a Vaad Hakashrus of Denver list of stores that carry kosher items.

Citing a source in Boulder law enforcement, Loomer also told the National File that the shooter had sworn allegiance to ISIS before the attack…

[the right of the people to know the truth!….laughter]

           — Hat tip: MC [Return to headlines]
 

The Corrupt and Political DOJ is Over-Charging Oath Keepers and Patriots Like They Did Targets in the Mueller Russia Hoax Investigation

Our DOJ and FBI could not be more corrupt. These government organizations no longer include people of honor. This is Obama-Biden’s America.

We wrote for years about the Mueller sham — the attempted coup of President Trump from a gang of political hacks within the DOJ and FBI. It was frightening to admit that this was where our country had gone. But after eight years of the Obama Administration, it seemed like everything was significantly more corrupted.

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

Two North Carolina Men Charged After Woman Found Drugged, Raped and Dead in Miami Hotel Room During Spring Break

Two North Carolina men who traveled to Miami for spring break were arrested for drugging and raping a young woman who was later found dead in a hotel room.

Evoire Collier, 21, and Dorian Taylor, 24, also stole the unconscious woman’s credit cards and used them to fund their South Beach vacation.

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

Video: Ted Cruz Owns Mask Karen Reporter

Senator Ted Cruz verbally shut down a reporter Wednesday who freaked out about him not wearing a mask while talking to the press about an upcoming trip to the Southern border.

A reporter was heard asking “do you mind putting on a mask,” to which Cruz responded “Yeah, when I’m talking to the TV camera, I’m not going to wear a mask.”

“All of us have been immunized,” Cruz further noted, referring to his entourage.

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

WaPo Calls on President Biden to Protect Social Media Free Speech (Abroad)

The Washington Post is urging the Biden administration to stand up to foreign governments that seek to implement censorship on US Big Tech platforms operating in their countries.

An opinion piece published by the newspaper’s editorial board effectively calls for Washington’s interventions abroad to allow these companies to work unimpeded by local law, as they protect the right to free speech.

And the Washington Post at no point sees any discrepancy in taking that stance, or simply the sheer hypocrisy of pressing for such a policy abroad, while at the same time often cheerleading in favor of online censorship at home.

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

White House Correspondent: Biden Doesn’t Know He Has a Press Conference Today

As America prepares to hear Joe Biden take questions from the press for the first time since becoming president, it seems that the man himself is completely unaware that the event is happening.

Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy noted Wednesday that when Biden was asked if he was prepared for the presser, the president responded “what press conference?”

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

Why Property Rights Matter: The Growing Attack on Property Rights, Part 3

The increasing encroachment of government regulations, pontificating politicians and the enforcement of Social Justice schemes have led to a loss of understanding of the terms private property and property rights.

Once it was understood that the unauthorized entering of private property was a violation to the utmost. The property owner was justified and supported in taking necessary actions to remove the trespasser and secure that land. Today, such ideas in the new America are considered radical, old fashioned, out of touch, and even reprehensible. The homeowner can be arrested for defending against an armed intruder. The intruder can actually sue a homeowner for shooting them even as they break down the door intending to rob and do harm. Home protection is called violence, perhaps even racism. It’s a whole new world of compliance, fear, and acceptance rather than pride, protection, and prosperity in ownership.

The Green New Deal is the current name for the agenda to control living standards and obliterate private property and sound energy sources. Massive wind and solar farms bury massive amounts of land under their steel and concrete infrastructures, as private land and farms lying in their path find it nearly impossible to co-exist. Driving people off the rural lands and into the cities is the stated goal.

Inside the growing high rise city forests, the new Biden Administration is now preparing an all-out assault on private property ownership. In the name of Climate Change, Biden plans to form “denser, more affordable housing next to public transit.” This is be done by removing zoning protection for single-family neighborhoods, destroying property values as public housing complexes are moved into the neighborhood. This is already being done in Oregon and in cities such as Minneapolis, where the mayor calls single-family zoning, “racist.”…

The most recent attack on property rights, now gaining momentum across the nation, is called 30×30. The plan calls for locking away 30% of America’s land and waters. Under Biden’s new EO, at least 30% of all land in the U.S. would be permanently set aside and maintained in a natural state. Activities such as energy development, forest management, livestock grazing, mineral exploration and development, and many recreational uses would be prohibited. This would require at least 680 million acres of land to be set aside — more land than the entire federal government currently manages.

Most of the land dedicated to achieving the 30 x 30 goal necessarily will be the federal land found in the 11 western states and Alaska. Forcing rural communities and businesses that depend on the use of public lands and national forests to bear the brunt of the program would be inequitable. There is no other alternative, however. The bottom line is that “30 x 30” is an excuse to end the productive use of public lands and national forests and to set aside massive tracts of land to remain fallow.

[Comment: Recommended reading. 30×30 is to lock away natural resources for globalists and or China as payment for debt. ]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Zuckerberg’s Proposed Law Changes Would Cement Big Tech Monopolies at the Cost of Upcoming Platforms

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is once again calling for reform of the Communications Decency Act (CDA) Section 230 — as he once is again appearing before a US Congress committee.

Zuckerberg’s testimony on Thursday before the House Energy Committee revealed that Zuckerberg is proposing replacing automatic immunity from prosecution for user generated content with platforms like his own demonstrating that they have implemented “adequate” moderation and censorship systems.

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

Montreal Police Randomly Pick Protesters Out of Crowds, Issue Charges at Worldwide Freedom Rally

This past weekend, my colleague Mocha and I visited the freedom rally in Montreal, Quebec. We had become aware of some shocking footage obtained at the previous weekend’s protest, and we knew we had to make the trip down from Toronto to see what exactly was happening on the ground.

It became evident quite quickly that it was going to be worth our journey. Within 20 minutes of arriving at the protest, the Montreal police began to detain peaceful protesters. Police were brought to the protest packed in vans and then dispersed in groups of four, picking people randomly from the crowd and detaining them.

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

British Parliament to Extend ‘Draconian’ Virus Powers by Six Months

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers were voting Thursday on whether to prolong coronavirus emergency measures that have given the government unprecedented powers to restrict citizens’ everyday lives.

The government is asking Parliament to extend the powers until September, and to approve a road map for gradually easing Britain’s strict coronavirus lockdown over the next three months.

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

Germany: Green Party Politician Apologizes for Childhood Wish to be an ‘Indian Chief’

The top candidate of the Greens in the upcoming election in Berlin, Bettina Jarasch, was asked what she wanted to be as a child, and her response of “Indian chief” has prompted outrage in left-wing circles who view her answer as politically incorrect.

After members of her party and other left-wing groups began condemning her comments, she stated at a party conference on Saturday, “I still have a lot to learn, too.”

She also spoke of “unreflective childhood memories” as a reason behind her answer to the question, according to Die Welt.

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

Powerful Explosion Rocks Swedish Apartment Block, 40 Homes Damaged

A powerful explosion rocked a residential building in Höganäs, Skåne County, in the early hours of Tuesday, smashing 60 windows and causing damage to 40 apartments.

Investigators believe that the explosion took place at around 2:30 a.m. inside, or very near, one of the stairwells, with the whole staircase said to be “blown out”.

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UK: Massive Backlash to ‘No Jab, No Pub’ Proposal

There has been a massive backlash in the UK to a proposal to mandate COVID vaccinations to enter a pub, with one pub chain owner branding the idea “appalling” and “almost certainly illegal.”

As we highlighted yesterday, despite months of the government assuring the public that there would be no ‘domestic vaccine passport’, Boris Johnson told a committee, “The concept of vaccine certification should not be totally alien to us” and said that it should be up to landlords on whether to enforce it.

During an appearance on told talkRADIO, Hugh Osmond, the founder of UK pub chain Punch Taverns, labeled the proposal “the most appalling idea” and said it was “almost certainly illegal.”

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UK: No Evidence Deradicalisation Programmes Work, Admits Terror Laws Watchdog

“No one knows” if a deradicalisation programme for Islamist inmates and convicted terrorists works, admitted the government’s watchdog for terror laws.

The findings come in a report published on Tuesday by Jonathan Hall QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation, which revealed that “no one knows” whether the Desistance and Disengagement Programmes (DDP) are effective at achieving “rehabilitation, reintegration with mainstream society, or long-term deterrence” from radical activity as there is no “systematic evaluation” of the programmes.

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UK: Prophet Muhammad Cartoon Sparks Batley Grammar School Protest

A teacher who showed pupils an “inappropriate” cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad — sparking protests outside a school — has been suspended.

The image depicting the founder of Islam was used in a lesson at Batley Grammar School on Monday.

Videos posted online show dozens of people standing outside the school on Thursday, with some demanding the teacher be sacked.

The government said it was never acceptable to “intimidate” teachers.

Head teacher Gary Kibble apologised “unequivocally”, adding the member of staff had “given their most sincere apologies” and been suspended pending an investigation.

“We have immediately withdrawn teaching on this part of the course and we are reviewing how we go forward with the support of all the communities represented in our school,” he said.

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UK: Three Extinction Rebellion Activists Found Guilty of Criminal Damage During Protest Last August

Three Extinction Rebellion activists, including an NHS worker, a teacher, and a former student of Gonville & Caius College, have been today (25/03) found guilty at Peterborough Magistrates’ Court for criminal damage in XR Cambridge’s ‘Oily-Handed March’ in August last year.

The protest, which formed part of Extinction Rebellion’s ‘summer rebellion’ in 2020, saw activists march through Cambridge from the Senate House in an attempt to highlight “the government’s continued inaction on the climate and ecological emergencies”, with coordinated banner drops across the East of England and an estimated turnout of 100 people in the city.

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UK: Winchester University Criticized for Plan to Erect Statue of Greta Thunberg

Winchester University in England is being criticized for its plan to erect a life-sized statue of 18-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg on March 30.

“What a total waste of money,” said local resident Simon Dixon. “Total waste of money. I wonder whose bright idea that was.”

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Singaporean Prime Minister Wins Damages Over Rival Politician Who Linked to Article Accusing Him of Scandal

The Singaporean Prime Minister, Lee Hsien Loong, won a defamation case against a rival politician for simply linking to an article on Facebook that accused him of helping the former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in money laundering.

Lee is now going to receive S$133,000, which equals to nearly $100,000, in damages and aggravated damages.

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Breaking Exclusive: Location of Origin of COVID-19 Pandemic Identified — Between Two of China’s Biological Warfare Facilities in Wuhan

Guest post by Lawrence Sellin, Ph.D.

According to China’s own data, the original hot spot for COVID-19 infections occurred in a residential area in the four miles between the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the Biological Preparations Institute of the China Biology Technology Group Corporation.

Both of those institutions have been associated with China’s biological warfare program and, prior to and since the onset of the pandemic, they have collaborated on vaccine development.

For months after the start of the pandemic in December 2019, China flooded the scientific literature with subtle and sometimes not so subtle messages supporting its narrative that COVID-19 is a naturally-occurring disease that “jumped” from animals to humans in the Wuhan seafood market.

On May 26, 2020, the Wall Street Journal reported that China was finally forced to admit that COVID-19 did not originate in the Wuhan seafood market, a theory now totally discredited, even by the Chinese Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Nevertheless, China’s attempts to cover-up the origin of COVID-19 continue.

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Extinction Rebellion Protests Blocked West Gate Freeway

In their fifth day of demonstrations, Extinction Rebellion blocked traffic along the West Gate Freeway, causing peak hour traffic to bank up. Extinction Rebellion protests block West Gate Freeway

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At Least 20 Christians Injured as Muslim Mob Attacks Nigerian Church

At least 20 Christians, including three pastors, were injured when a mob of Muslims attacked the First Baptist Church of Surulere, in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.

The Christians were gathered at the church for a peaceful protest on 18 March when a crowd of Muslims overwhelmed a police presence. The mob threw stones for over an hour and threatening to burn down the church building.

The Muslims then went on to attack another church in Ilorin, which was not involved in the protest.

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Gunmen on Motorbikes Raid Niger Villages, Kill at Least 137

Newly elected President Mohamed Bazoum denounces ‘barbaric’ attacks in the border region near Mali.

Attackers on motorbikes have raided several villages in southwestern Niger, killing at least 137 people in the bloodiest violence to hit the country in years, the government said.

The gunmen on Sunday attacked the villages of Intazayene, Bakorat and Wistane, located near the border with Mali, shooting “at everything which moved”, according to a local official.

On Monday, the government said the attacks had left 137 people dead. Local officials have previously given a death toll of at least 60.

“In treating civilian populations systematically as targets now, these armed bandits have gone a step further into horror and brutality,” government spokesman Zakaria Abdourahamane said in a statement read on public television.

The coordinated raids underscore the greatest challenge facing Mohamed Bazoum, Niger’s new president whose election victory in a runoff vote last month was confirmed on Sunday by the country’s top court.

Niger, the world’s poorest nation according to the United Nations’ development rankings for 189 countries, is struggling with armed campaigns that have spilled over from Mali and Nigeria, killing hundreds of people and displacing nearly half a million others…

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AZ Governor Slams Kamala Harris as “Worst Possible Choice” For Border Response

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey went after Vice President Kamala Harris on Wednesday, calling her the “worst possible choice” to lead the White House effort to manage the immigration crisis at the border.

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‘Citizenship is Inherited or Earned’ — France’s Marine Le Pen Pushes for Referendum on Migration

Marine Le Pen, leader of the French National Rally party, has indicated that her first decision in the event she is elected president following upcoming eletions would be to hold an immigration referendum.

Border control and tax reform aimed at easing the pressure on the middle classes would also be priorities.

Speaking on public radio France Inter on Tuesday March 23, Le Pen announced the “strong decisions” she would make if given a mandate and elected President of the Republic.

“My first decision would be to hold an immigration referendum,” she said.

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Italy: Former Milan School Turned Migrant ‘Hotel’ Becomes Epicentre of Crime

A former Milan school occupied by migrants and the homeless has become a den of crime and drug abuse, according to a member of Senator Matteo Salvini’s League party.

The League’s Silvia Sardone, a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) and Milan municipal councillor, spoke out about the situation at the former school located along the Via Zama in the eastern part of the city.

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New “National Treasure” Series to Star DREAMer, Focus on Exploring Identity

Disney’s new “National Treasure” series on its streaming service will feature a main character who is part of President Obama’s DREAMer program.

The series will feature Jess Morales, a 21-year-old immigrant who is part of the program, as she leads a “diverse group of friends” to discover her family history.

The series description says it will explore identity community, historical authorship, and patriotism.

[Comment: Boycott the movie.]

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Pakistani Migrant Arrested After Brutal Sexual Assault on Greek Woman

A Pakistani migrant has been arrested in Ierapetra, Crete, for the assault and attempted rape of a local woman. He is also suspected of sexually harassing five other women.

The young Pakistani allegedly approached Despina Platanaki on Friday night near the old town hall and beat her while attempting to rape her. The victim also claimed the migrant had pulled a knife on her.

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‘Put an End to This Asylum Tourism’ — AfD Says Migrants With Greek Passports Travel to Germany by the Thousands

The AfD has called on the federal government to take tough action against refugees entering Germany through Greece despite the fact that they already have protection status Greece. Reportedly, there are a thousand such cases every month.

“Germany must put an end to this asylum tourism from Greece immediately and prevent entries. It cannot keep occuring that the Greek authorities issue travel documents to asylum seekers who then can board the next plane to Germany, their chosen host country,” said Leif-Erik Holm, the AfD parliamentary group deputy leader in the Bundestag.

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Thanks to Republican Senator Mike Lee — Foreign White Collar Visa Workers Take 2/3 of All New US Tech Jobs Each Year

Senator Mike Lee’s (R-UT) bill to lift per-country caps on permanent residency, long sought by Indian and Chinese immigrants, failed to bypass a roll-call vote in September 2019.

The bill was backed by the same Silicon Valley tech giants censoring American patriots online.

And, of course, the anti-American business groups, including the Chamber of Commerce, Amazon, Facebook, and FWD.us supported the bill.

Senator Lee’s legislation would have given China and India nationals the ability to obtain green cards faster. Lee tried to push the bill up before the August recess but failed then too.

Lee said he will try again to pass his S.386 bill in the future.

And he did.

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UK: More Migrants Arrive by Boat to Dover and Dungeness One Day After Priti Patel Announced New Crackdown on the Cross-Channel People Trafficking Trade

More migrants have arrived on the Kent coast by boat, just one day after Priti Patelannounced a new crackdown on the cross-Channel people trafficking trade.

The Home Secretary announced yesterday that illegal migrants ‘should and could’ make claims in the European countries they pass through on their way to Britain, rather than the UK itself.

Ms Patel warned the current asylum system is ‘collapsing’ because of the strain placed on it by people smugglers and dangerous Channel crossings as she set out a new plan to slash the privileges of those who come to the UK via an unauthorised route.

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American Education: Child Indoctrination, Struggle Sessions and Debt Slavery

Seemingly overnight, a large segment of America has gone insane. We’re not talking about the culture of paranoia and safety that has metastasized in the wake of COVID-19 hysteria. We’re talking about the ideological shift, particularly on cultural issues, that has occurred since the start of the Obama Administration.

To pick an easy example, it would have been fairly uncontroversial even five years ago to say that men should not be allowed to compete in women’s sports, regardless of what they might subjectively “identify as.” And yet, this is now a subject contention across a number of sports, including mixed martial arts and powerlifting. What’s more, having the wrong opinion and expressing it publicly might make you the subject of a public shaming, up to and including losing your job and being de facto blacklisted from your industry.

The punchline? You’re paying for it in the form of America’s student loan program, which is little more than a massive welfare program for universities with multi-billion dollar endowments.

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Archdiocese: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine ‘Morally Compromised’

Story at-a-glance:

  • New Orleans archdiocese has called the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine “morally compromised,” since it uses aborted fetus cell lines for development and production of the shot
  • Six vaccine makers are using at least one abortion-derived cell line in the development or testing of COVID-19 vaccines, including AstraZeneca and Johnson & Johnson
  • The reported side effects from the vaccines include migraines, anaphylaxis, seizures, paralysis and sudden death. Experts believe long-term effects from the gene therapy may include prion diseases such as Alzheimer’s, cancers, kidney diseases and microvascular injuries to the brain, liver and heart
  • Pfizer has been called a “bully” as it leverages the vaccine against demands that countries use sovereign assets to cover legal liabilities, while the U.S. gives vaccine makers complete indemnity against damages

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Colorado Baker Faces New Lawsuit After Refusing to Make Cake to Celebrate a Gender Transition

A Colorado baker is facing a lawsuit brought on by a transgender activist attorney who says he violated state law by refusing to make a cake for a gender transition celebration.

Autumn Scardina, a biological male who identifies as a woman, tried to order a birthday cake to celebrate a gender transition on the same day in 2017 that the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear baker Jack Phillips’s previous case. Phillips was previously sued for refusing to bake a custom wedding cake for a same-sex couple in 2012.

Phillips won that case at the Supreme Court in a 7-2 victory in 2018.

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Dem Lawmakers Sell Out Women, Ban Female Athletes Planning to Testify Against ‘Equality Act’

The Equality Act, one of the Democrats’ most controversial initiatives, passed the House by a 224-206 vote. It’s now headed to the Senate, where some of the people who will be most affected by it won’t be able to testify in hearings on the bill.

As CNS News notes, the bill would modify the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include protections for “gender identity” and “sexual orientation.” This includes a whole raft of controversies with it, but the biggest may be what it does to women’s sports.

“In practice this would mean, among other things, that transgender ‘females’ (biological males) would be allowed to play on girls’ sports teams and use their bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers,” CNS reported.

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It Just Plain Stinks

Thanks to Far Left teacher unions and wacko “education” theorists, our public schools have degenerated into indoctrination mills. They teach children to hate themselves, their country, and each other. And thanks to political campaign contributions by those teacher unions, the Democrat Party is fully committed to using the schools to support and fuel the racial grievance industry.

The state of Idaho is trying to do something about it (www.bigcountrynewsconnection.com/idaho/bill-would-prohibit-students-from— learning-about-racism-and-sexism/article_e17ac3b6-e2f0-5061-8732-d99661994 c7d.html). The House Education Committee has proposed a bill that would ban “teaching racism,” and cut state funding by 10% to any school district that taught it anyway.

What, exactly, are they banning? Among other things, the following “teachings”:…

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Leftists Showcase Their Pro-Abortion Dogs

Leftists took to Twitter to celebrate how their dogs were pro-abortion in response to a hashtag campaign by NARAL Pro-Choice America.

Yes, really.

“This is Bandit. Bandit loves reproductive freedom. Bandit hates anti-choice disinformation. Bandit is a perfect #ProChoicePup,” stated the organization in a tweet alongside a picture of a dog.

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New Survey Finds Majority of Republicans Now Support Same-Sex Marriage

A new survey released by the Public Religion Research Institute found broad support for pro-LGBT policies across the country, with a majority of Republicans now supporting same-sex marriage.

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Sesame Street Pushing ‘Racial Justice’ For Toddlers in ‘ABCs of Racial Literacy’ Segments

In the left’s latest effort to reach younger and younger children with their propaganda, Sesame Street is now making “ABCs of Racial Literacy” segments to do so.

The children’s franchise also created two new black muppets for the videos.

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