Gates of Vienna News Feed 3/5/2021

Police in Cape Town shut down an illegal lockdown-violating event at a school and fined its organizer. Meanwhile, a high school baseball team in California was suspended for two weeks for having a group photo taken with no one wearing masks.

In other news, reporters for the Australian TV network ABC have been told not to use the word “pedophile” because it might make people thus described feel marginalized.

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

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Financial Crisis
» 75% of All Jobs Added in February Were Waiters and Bartenders
» Black Unemployment Rises While All Other Races See Declines
» Patel: Time to Start Talking About America’s Coming Bankruptcy
» Poland Has Lowest Unemployment Rate in EU: Report
» The Global Inflation Nightmare That You Have Been Warned About is Here
» The New “Hidden Tax” To Crush the USD
» U.S. Debt Burden to Rise to 202% of GDP in 2051, CBO Projects
 
USA
» “Fact-Checkers” Want More Power
» 1 in 3 BLM/Antifa Rioters Are Having Their Cases Dismissed by Biden’s Dept of Justice.
» 150 Missing Children Recovered in Tennessee Operation
» AOC Incandescent With Rage Over Texas Reopening: ‘This Endangers the Planet!’
» Baltimore Student Who Failed All But Three Classes in Four Years Was Ranked in Top Half of His Class
» Bokhari: Microsoft and Friends Want to Destroy Online Privacy
» California High School Gives Baseball Team 2-Week Suspension for Taking a Picture Without Masks
» Cancel Culture is a Dress Rehearsal for Mass Murder
» Caroline Glick: Biden Abandons Middle East Peace
» Colorado Boy, 14, Charged With Murdering Denver Mom in Drive-by Shooting Attack: Officials
» Could Mt. Hood be the First Volcano to Erupt on the West Coast?
» DOJ Dismisses More Than One-Third of Portland Riot Cases—including Felony Assault on Federal Officers
» Gates Foundation Makes Billions Through Dangerous Vaccine Development
» House Passes Sweeping Bill Making it Easier for Democrats to Steal Elections
» How We Got Where We Are
» If Congress Won’t Take on Big Tech, Conservatives Have No Choice But to Build Their Own Internet
» Man Arrested for Allegedly Reporting Himself to Police Multiple Times to Create ‘George Floyd Incident’
» Massive 78% of Mail-in Ballots Proved Fraudulent, Judge Orders Election Do-Over.
» Michael Brown’s Father, Ferguson Activists Demand $20m From BLM
» NC Church Constructing Outdoor Amphitheater for Future Pandemic Lockdowns
» One-Party Power Grab? Why Dems Are Rushing to Pass the for the People Act Before 2022 Midterms
» Parler Sues Amazon Again, Alleges the Big Tech Giant Tried to “Destroy” It
» Pelosi Claims Capitol is Under Threat From ‘All the President’s Men’
» Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine Killed 40 Times More Elderly Than the Virus Itself: Report
» Portland: Additional Officers Being Deployed to Address Public Safety Concerns
» Progressive Tennessee Church Declares the Bible “Isn’t the Word of God”
» Psaki Defends Joe Biden’s “Neanderthal” Insult of Southerners (Video)
» Rampant Shoplifting Forces Ten Bay Area Walgreens to Close
» Report: CDC Will Recommend Vaccinated People Only Socialize With Other Vaccinated People at Home
» Research Shows Ineffectiveness of Temperature-Scanning Devices Used for COVID-19
» Scientific Study Shows Fears of Cardiac Complications for Athletes Returning From COVID-19 Have Been Overblown
» Sen. Rubio Jabs at Biden’s Neanderthal Comment, Tells President to Seek “Training on Unconscious Bias”
» South Carolina May Add Death by Firing Squad to Execution Methods
» Super Bowl Wasn’t the COVID-19 Super-Spreader Event it Was Predicted to be
» The Revolving Door Between Amazon and the White House
» Transgender YouTube Star Arrested on Baby Rape Charges
» Trial Date Set for British ISIS Militants the ‘Beatles’, Accused of Murdering Journalists and Aid Workers
» Tucker: ‘Troops Will Never Leave DC; They’re There to Prop Up the Regime’
» Twitter Ignored Congressional Requests for Data on the Extent of Its Censorship
» Victors of Mail-in Ballot Election Indicted for Stealing, Faking Votes.
» Video: Ben Carson on Dr Seuss Witch Hunt: ‘This is Poison in Our System’
» WarnerMedia CEO Apologizes After Saying COVID Pandemic Has Been ‘Really Good for CNN Ratings’
» Whistleblowers: Cuomo Had Aides Rewrite Health Report to Hide Nursing Home Deaths From Public
» ‘You Don’t Need Our Vaccine’: Michael Moore, Other Libs Rage at Texas for Daring to Fight COVID-19 Without Authoritarian Lockdown
» YouTube CEO Says Trump Ban Will End When “Risk of Violence” Decreases
» YouTube Suspends Ford Fischer for a Week, Deletes His Footage of Newsworthy Protests, Marches, And Rallies
 
Canada
» Canada’s Quarantine Hotels Backfire as People Starved
 
Europe and the EU
» France: Muslim Known to Police Tries to Enter Jewish School and Kosher Supermarket Armed With a Knife
» French City Rocked by Explosions, Fires as Police Battle ‘Urban Violence’
» Germany: Muslim Official Renowned as Moderate Posted Anti-Semitic Messages and Approval of Jihad Violence
» Hungary Must Rebuild the European-Democratic Right, PM Orban Writes
» Papers, Please: Britons Travelling Abroad Must Carry Lockdown Exemption Form or be Fined £200
» Scotland: Midlothian Teens Break Lockdown Rules for Illegal Camping Parties With Fires Left Unattended
» Scots Extinction Rebellion Protester Arrested After Climbing Onto Holyrood Roof and Staging Climate Change Demonstration
» Slovakia Receives First Shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine
» Switzerland: Nuclear Withdrawal Was Thanks to Women, Says Former Energy Minister
» Switzerland to Hold Referendum on ‘Burqa Ban’ At Weekend
» UK: GCHQ Spy Agency Asks ‘Only’ Ethnic Minorities and Women to Register Interest in IT Jobs
» UK: Lord Sumption Warns Civil Disobedience Has Begun Amid Lockdown Lunacy
» UK: Man Who Attacked 9News Reporter Sophie Walsh During Live Cross Jailed
» UK: No Prison for BLM Protester Who Hurled Metal Fences at Fleeing Police Officers
» UK: Revellers Flee as COVID Cops Bust Lockdown House Party in Stoke-on-Trent
» UK: Terrorist Who Stabbed 3 Men to Death Using £2,000 Legal Aid to Fight Police Complaint
» Wales: COVID: Ghost-Hunters Stopped in Mumbles Due to Rule Break
 
Middle East
» Christians in Iran Are Arrested for Practicing Faith, Charity Says
» Iran: ‘Either Islam or Leave: ‘ Bahais Are Forced to Abandon Their Hometown
» Pope Francis Arrives in Baghdad for “Historic” Trip
» Turkey: Criminal Complaint Filed Over Armenian Hate Speech
 
South Asia
» Malaysia: Nur Sajat Receives Death Threats for Wanting to Quit Islam
» Pakistan: Muslim Cleric Tells Students Not to Play Sports, But to Join Jihad and Kill ‘Blasphemers’
 
Far East
» Analysis: End of the Road for Hong Kong’s Democratic Dream as China ‘Improves’ Its Voting System
» China Makes Anal Swabs Mandatory for Nearly All Foreign Arrivals
» Exclusive: Politifact Founder Was “Journalist in Residence” At Chinese Communist Influence Group
» Nosy: Face Mask Competitor Faces Ridicule
 
Australia — Pacific
» ABC Reporters Are Told Not to Call Child Sex Abusers ‘Paedophiles’ so the Predators Don’t Feel ‘Marginalised’
» Australian Reporters Angered by Request to Stop Using the Word “Pedophile” to Describe Accused Serial Child Molester
» Exclusive: Australian Senator Slams US President Joe Biden’s Move to Let Transgender Women Play Female Sport and Warns it Must Not Happen Down Under if We Want Safe and Fair Competition
 
Sub-Saharan Africa
» Burkina Faso Road Bomb Kills Six in Ambulance
» ‘Illegal’ Event at Cape Town School Shut Down, Organiser Fined for Breaking Lockdown Rules
 
Immigration
» 36-Year-Old Woman ‘Is Gang Raped’ By Migrants ‘After Stopping to Talk to Them About Their Situation’
» Belgium to Repatriate Children of Jihadists Held in Syria Refugee Camp
» British Nursing Candidates Rejected as UK Govt Prioritised Cheaper Migrants: Think Tank
» Pakistani Migrant Demands Judge Give Him 14-Year-Old Girl in French Court
» Refugee Rescuers Charged in Italy With Complicity in People Smuggling
» ‘Rescue’ NGO Allegedly Asked for 270,000 Euros to Ship Migrants to Italy
» Texas Democrat Rep. Cuellar Warns U.S. Is Days Away From a Southern Border Crisis, Biden Team Disagrees
» Trump Slams Biden for ‘Spiraling Tsunami’ of Migrants at the Border: Ex-President Says a ‘Mass Incursion’ of ‘Criminals’ is Occurring, But Administration Dismisses His Concerns
 
Culture Wars
» Christianity, Savior of Western Culture or Casualty of Cancel Culture? Part 6
» eBay Halts Sales of “Offensive” Dr Seuss Books, Allows Mein Kampf
» European Parliament Prepares Resolution Declaring Entire EU as ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’
» Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy Lead Developer Steps Down After Mainstream Media Outrage Over His YouTube Channel
» Mayo Clinic Employees May Now Wear Buttons Displaying Their Preferred Pronouns
 
General
» Scientists Discover “Space Hurricane” Over North Pole That Was 600 Miles Wide
 

75% of All Jobs Added in February Were Waiters and Bartenders

Call it payback for the December restaurant shutdowns.

It took a few minutes after the BLS reported the impressive February jobs report, which showed a whopping 379K total jobs added in February (and 465K private payrolls, or more than double the 195K expected), for traders to read between the lines and realize that there was much less than meets the eye in the latest jobs report.

To wit: of the 379K jobs, a whopping 355K, or 93%, were in leisure and hospitality, and within this category the one and only sector that truly boomed the most under the Obama admin was on top: employees food service and drinking places, i.e. waiter and bartenders, accounted for a massive 286K jobs, or 75% of the total job gains in February. Call it payback for the December collapse in restaurant workers when nearly 400K jobs were lost amid the latest round of restaurant shutdowns.

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

Black Unemployment Rises While All Other Races See Declines

According to Labor Department statistics released Friday the unemployment rate for black Americans spiked, despite dropping for all other racial demographics. The overall jobless rate dipped to 6.2% while the rate for blacks climbed to 9.9%. White, Hispanic, and Asian-Americans all saw proportional declines as well.

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

Patel: Time to Start Talking About America’s Coming Bankruptcy

Did you know America is going bankrupt? Most people don’t. Maybe the saddest part about our country’s state of affairs is that all our vitriol and dysfunction has come at a time when we aren’t even addressing our biggest problems.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Poland Has Lowest Unemployment Rate in EU: Report

Poland currently has the lowest unemployment rate (3.1 percent) in the entire European Union, with the number of unemployed people in the country in January 2021 amounting to 531,000 compared to 542,000 in December 2020.

The country with the second lowest unemployment rate is Czechia with 3.2 percent followed by the Netherlands with 3.6 percent.

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

The Global Inflation Nightmare That You Have Been Warned About is Here

If you thought that authorities all over the planet could print, borrow and spend money like there was no tomorrow without any consequences, you were being delusional. Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, we have witnessed the greatest monetary binge in world history. Of course that was going to cause enormous problems. Of course that was going to cause nightmarish inflation. Anyone with an ounce of common sense should have been able to see that. When the value of money is tied to nothing, “more money” is always such a tempting solution for those in power. But as history has demonstrated over and over again, going down that path almost always leads to tragedy.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

The New “Hidden Tax” To Crush the USD

In October, U.S. government debt surpassed a record $27 TRILLION.

It took 200 years to rack up the first $1 trillion in debt. But today, it’s soaring. In fact, Washington racked up the last $1 trillion of debt in UNDER 4 MONTHS.

And now that Biden is pushing another $1.9 trillion into the economy as his solution to economic fallout from the pandemic, deficit spending has gone parabolic! With each passing day, it’s destroying the savings of the American public.

Former head of the U.S. Fed, Alan Greenspan, once put it simply: “Deficit spending is simply a scheme for the confiscation of wealth.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

U.S. Debt Burden to Rise to 202% of GDP in 2051, CBO Projects

The U.S. federal debt burden will double over the next 30 years, reaching 202% of economic output in 2051, as deficits grow and interest rates eventually rise, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday in its latest long-term budget projections.

The non-partisan CBO projected that federal debt will reach 102% of gross domestic product in 2021 due to massive spending associated with the coronavirus pandemic.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

“Fact-Checkers” Want More Power

The fact-checking industry is trying to impose itself as a de-facto participant in discussions in various countries, as governments consider introducing new regulations that are supposed to suppress “misinformation.”

This is the latest attempt to lend credence and status to these mostly previously unknown to the public murky third-party “fact-checkers,” that Big Tech last year started to turn to in the hope of deflecting some of the criticism that their platforms weren’t properly policed, and that not enough moderation, and censorship, was being applied.

But they may have created a monster, because these groups are now signaling that they want to be treated as relevant actors that can and should participate in policy shaping.

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

1 in 3 BLM/Antifa Rioters Are Having Their Cases Dismissed by Biden’s Dept of Justice.

Federal prosecutors have dismissed over one-third of cases from the violent AntiFa and Black Lives Matter riots occurring in Portland last summer.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

150 Missing Children Recovered in Tennessee Operation

A multi-agency operation has recovered 150 missing and endangered children in Tennessee.

“Operation Volunteer Strong” was a combined effort between the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, Department of Children’s Service, the U.S. Marshals Service, and The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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

AOC Incandescent With Rage Over Texas Reopening: ‘This Endangers the Planet!’

Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) says she is incandescent with rage after Texas Gov. Greg Abbott lifted coronavirus restrictions in the state, including the mask mandate, warning that his actions “endangers the USA and beyond.”

“93.2% of Texans aren’t fully vaccinated. The state just endured one disaster worsened by selfishness + denial of basic science, and now conditions are being set for another,” AOC fumed, expressing bitter anger over the governor’s decision to roll back the statewide mask mandate.

[Comment: Either too stupid for words, or a devout commie…I think I repeated there.]

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Baltimore Student Who Failed All But Three Classes in Four Years Was Ranked in Top Half of His Class

Authored by Jonathan Turley

As teacher unions fight to keep schools closed, the true cost is being felt by students who are racking up failing grades, dropping out of virtual classes, increasing drug use, and, in rising numbers, committing suicide. In response, some union officials like the President of the Los Angeles Teacher’s Union has labelled calls to return to class examples of white privilege despite overwhelming science supporting resumption of classes. However, for minority students, this shutdown has taken a dire situation and turned into a freefall disaster. The pandemic led to the closure of an already failing public school system, as evident in a shocking story out of Baltimore. As recently reported, a high school student almost graduated near the top half of his class after failing every class but three in four years. He has a 0.13 GPA. His mother finally went public in exasperation with the failures in the public schools.

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

Bokhari: Microsoft and Friends Want to Destroy Online Privacy

Microsoft has teamed up with a number of tech and media companies to create a system of tracing content around the internet that could destroy online privacy and anonymity, radically transforming the nature of the web.

Against stiff competition, the alliance of tech and media giants has devised a plan that may constitute Big Tech’s most brazen power-grab yet.

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

California High School Gives Baseball Team 2-Week Suspension for Taking a Picture Without Masks

As part of a near 20-year tradition, eight senior baseball players at John Burroughs High School in California posed for a yearbook picture together, and now it’s cost them dearly.

The photo, organized by the mothers of the players, was posted on social media where school officials noticed that the boys were not wearing pandemic-required masks on their faces. The school administration took immediate action, suspending the players for two weeks.

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

Cancel Culture is a Dress Rehearsal for Mass Murder

by Stefan Molyneux

About the video: a short clip of Stefan Molyneux speaking at a private workshop for The 21 Convention 2019 of Orlando Florida. These workshops are normally unfilmed and attendee-exclusive, but an exception was made for this workshop. This video is the copyright of 21 Studios.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Caroline Glick: Biden Abandons Middle East Peace

The Trump administration was on the verge of securing a peace agreement between Israel and Indonesia in its final weeks in office, according to a former senior Trump administration official involved in the efforts. The official divulged that the negotiations between Israel and the world’s most populous Muslim state were run by then-President Donald Trump’s senior adviser Jared Kushner and Adam Boehler, then-head of the US’s International Development Finance Corporation.

Israel was represented by then-Ambassador Ron Dermer and Indonesia by Minister Mohamed Lutfi. To secure peace, Boehler told Bloomberg News last December, the US would be willing to provide Indonesia with an additional “one or two billion dollars” in aid.

Indonesia was interested in Israeli technology and even wanted the Technion to open a campus in Jakarta. It wanted visa-free travel to Israel and Arab and US investment in its sovereign wealth fund. Israel wanted Indonesia to end its economic boycott of the Jewish state. Direct flights from Tel Aviv to Bali were on the table.

The advantages of peace between Israel and Indonesia for both sides are self-evident. But such a peace would also pay a huge dividend to the US in its burgeoning cold war with China. An expanded strategic and economic partnership with the archipelago and ASEAN member would be a setback for China’s efforts to dominate the South China Sea, particularly with Indonesia playing a role in an Islamic-Israeli alliance led by the US.

“We got the ball on Indonesia and Israel to the first-yard line,” the official explained. Unfortunately, the Biden administration has dropped the ball on the ground and walked off the field.

On the surface, the Biden administration is interested in promoting peace. President Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken have praised the Abraham Accords, as well they should…

           — Hat tip: Caroline Glick [Return to headlines]
 

Colorado Boy, 14, Charged With Murdering Denver Mom in Drive-by Shooting Attack: Officials

Pamela Cabriales, 32, leaves behind a 6-year-old son

A Colorado teenager was one of two people arrested in the fatal shooting of a Denver mom who was driving home from dinner with friends over the weekend when she was struck in the head, according to officials and reports.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Could Mt. Hood be the First Volcano to Erupt on the West Coast?

It is just a matter of time before one of the big volcanoes on the west coast erupts again. For years, I have been warning about Mt. Rainier, and I will continue to sound the alarm about it. When it finally goes, the death and destruction it causes could be off the charts. Of course there are other volcanoes along the west coast that we need to be watching as well. Although it doesn’t receive as much attention as Mt. Rainier, some experts are becoming concerned that Mt. Hood could soon erupt. On Monday, dozens of earthquakes shook the volcano for 45 minutes, and the USGS is trying to calm the frayed nerves of nearby residents…

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

DOJ Dismisses More Than One-Third of Portland Riot Cases—including Felony Assault on Federal Officers

The Department of Justice has dismissed more than one-third of riot cases stemming from last summer’s violent protests in downtown Portland, including felony assault of federal officers. Many more dismissals are expected.

KGW reviewed federal court records and found that 31 of the 90 riot cases have been dismissed by federal prosecutors. More than half of the dropped charges were “dismissed with prejudice,” which means that the case is over and done with, once and for all, and can’t be brought back to court. Several former federal prosecutors described the decision as rare to KGW.

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

Gates Foundation Makes Billions Through Dangerous Vaccine Development

Of all the lucrative investments that Gates has backed throughout his career in technology, one of the most powerful economic performers have been his global health investments, specifically involving vaccine development and making vaccines readily available.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

House Passes Sweeping Bill Making it Easier for Democrats to Steal Elections

The Democrat-controlled House on Wednesday night passed H.R. 1, a massive elections reform bill making it easier for Democrats to steal elections.

The vote was 220-210.

All Republicans voted “nay.”

The House Democrats previously introduced the “For the People Act of 2021” which will ensure Democrats can count ballots for days and days after an election until they have enough votes to win.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

How We Got Where We Are

Recently, I have received a lot of emails from people concerned that under President Biden we seem once again to be moving toward Socialism as when Biden was vice-president under President Obama. Of course, for the U.S. to move toward Socialism, the people would have had to be conditioned beginning a long time ago to accept it, and that began with our educational system. In the December 1933 edition of PROGRESSIVE EDUCATION, Dr. George Hartmann of Penn State University wrote: “A New Definition of the Educated Man,” in which he stated: “Some may at once protest, ‘What? Is education to have as one of its symptoms the acceptance of radical views?’ The answer is ‘Yes,’ if radicalism means any serious endeavor to alter our social arrangements for the better…How any one with the least pretensions to higher education can fail to be thrilled by the ultimate prospects of a single world government,…and the enlightened practice of eugenics and euthenics…”

Of course, after wars, the Power Elite usually attempts to condition a war-weary public to accept world government. And after World War II, Spencer Tracy in the movie “State of the Union” in 1948 says that in a speech to leaders of industry, he will talk about the need to redistribute our wealth economically in some areas, and then he remarked: “I’m gonna tell them (industry leaders) that there’s only one government which is capable of handling the atomic control, world disarmament, world employment, world peace, and that’s a world government…The people of 13 states started the United States of America. Well, I think that the people of that many nations are now ready to start a United States of the World…with one international law, and one international currency, one international citizenship, and I’m gonna tell them that the Brotherhood of Man is not just an idealistic dream, but a practical necessity if man is going to survive…”

From 1951 to 1954, Robert Hutchins was associate director of the Ford Foundation, whose president, H. Rowan Gaither, in 1953 said they were operating under directives of the White House “the substance of which was to the effect that we should make every effort to so alter life in the United States as to make possible a comfortable merger with the Soviet Union. For this “comfortable merger” to occur, however, there would have to be a “New World Order,” and in President George H.W. Bush’s address to the U.N. General Assembly on October 1, 1990, he remarked: “It is in our hands…to press forward to cap a historic movement towards a New World Order.”

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

If Congress Won’t Take on Big Tech, Conservatives Have No Choice But to Build Their Own Internet

The only way remaining to truly protect freedom of expression and, in turn, our democracy, is by building free and open internet.

           — Hat tip: Fjordman [Return to headlines]
 

Man Arrested for Allegedly Reporting Himself to Police Multiple Times to Create ‘George Floyd Incident’

The Department of Justice has dismissed more than one-third of riot cases stemming from last summer’s violent protests in downtown Portland, including felony assault of federal officers. Many more dismissals are expected.

KGW reviewed federal court records and found that 31 of the 90 riot cases have been dismissed by federal prosecutors. More than half of the dropped charges were “dismissed with prejudice,” which means that the case is over and done with, once and for all, and can’t be brought back to court. Several former federal prosecutors described the decision as rare to KGW.

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

Massive 78% of Mail-in Ballots Proved Fraudulent, Judge Orders Election Do-Over.

A Mississippi judge ruled in favor of a new election following overwhelming evidence of mail-in ballot fraud.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Michael Brown’s Father, Ferguson Activists Demand $20m From BLM

The father of Michael Brown and other activists from Ferguson, Missouri, are demanding financial support from Black Lives Matter after the organization revealed it raised over $90 million last year.

Michael Brown Sr., whose son was fatally shot by a white police officer in August 2014, along with the other activists who helped propel the movement, want $20 million from the group to help their community.

“Where is all that money going?” Brown Sr. asked in a Tuesday press release from the International Black Freedom Alliance.

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

NC Church Constructing Outdoor Amphitheater for Future Pandemic Lockdowns

A church in North Carolina is building an amphitheater on its 75-acre property to allow corporate worship in the event of a future pandemic.

City Church in Gastonia is fundraising $500,000 to cover the cost of the project.

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

One-Party Power Grab? Why Dems Are Rushing to Pass the for the People Act Before 2022 Midterms

In 2019, the GOP shot the For the People Act down in the US Senate. Having gained a slim majority in both chambers of the US Congress following the 2020 elections, the Democrats reintroduced the legislation in early January. Now the bill is heading to the Senate floor.

H.R.1: Making 2020 ‘Emergency Experiment’ a New Normal

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Parler Sues Amazon Again, Alleges the Big Tech Giant Tried to “Destroy” It

The “free speech” platform Parler, popular among conservatives, is suing Amazon again, accusing the Big Tech company of attempting to destroy its business. Amazon suspended the site from its web-hosting services, forcing the social network offline for a month.

Amazon severed ties with Parler after the Jan 6 riot at the US Capitol. The tech giant claimed Parler played a role in the riot for failing to moderate harmful content by users on its site, a claim that was later contradicted by research. As a result of Amazon removing it from its web-hosting servers, Parler went dark for about a month.

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

Pelosi Claims Capitol is Under Threat From ‘All the President’s Men’

As it was announced that the National Guard will be asked to stay stationed around the Capitol for another TWO MONTHS Thursday, Nancy Pelosi claimed that the centre of government is under threat from “all the President’s men”, a reference to Trump supporters.

“Between COVID — where we need to have vaccinations more broadly in the Capitol so that many more people can come here and do their jobs — [and] the threat of all the president’s men out there, we have to ensure with our security that we are safe enough to do our job, but not impeding [that work],” Pelosi said during a press conference.

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

Pfizer’s Coronavirus Vaccine Killed 40 Times More Elderly Than the Virus Itself: Report

The experimental Wuhan coronavirus (Covid-19) vaccines from Pfizer that were rushed into production and distribution via Donald Trump’s “Operation Warp Speed” program are killing far more elderly people than the so-called “virus” itself would have.

A re-analysis of data provided by the Israeli Health Ministry concluded that Pfizer and BioNTech’s messenger RNA (mRNA) gene therapy injections have already killed “about 40 times more (elderly) people than the disease itself would have killed” during a recent five-week vaccination period…

Seligmann and his colleagues found that the situation is even worse for younger people who are jabbed with Pfizer’s China virus injections. Among those under the age of 65, the vaccines killed 260 times more people than would have died from the virus itself.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Portland: Additional Officers Being Deployed to Address Public Safety Concerns

In response to community concerns about the rise in violence in Portland, and the calls to increase public safety and respond to calls in a timely manner, the Portland Police Bureau will take steps over the next two days to provide additional officers to respond to incidents of gun violence and public disorder.

Eight officers from the Enhanced Community Safety Team (ECST) will work Friday and Saturday evening with the express purpose of following up on shootings that have occurred and responding as quickly as possible to shooting calls. ECST officers will enhance the work already being done by patrol officers.

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

Progressive Tennessee Church Declares the Bible “Isn’t the Word of God”

A self-described “progressive Christian” church in Nashville, Tennessee, drew attention recently with an image it posted explaining the congregation’s position on biblical reliability.

GracePointe Church was criticized for promoting a message that contradicts the orthodox Christian belief that the Bible is infallible and inerrant.

When interviewed about the controversy, the church’s pastor, Josh Scott, argued that the Bible is at times inconsistent with the “character of God.”

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

Psaki Defends Joe Biden’s “Neanderthal” Insult of Southerners (Video)

Joe Biden is a lifelong racist and bigot so it was no surprise when he referred to southerners as ‘Neanderthals’ for ditching face masks and getting back to work.

Joe Biden trashed Texas and Mississippi governors for reopening their states and ending mask mandates.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott (R) on Tuesday announced all businesses in the state can reopen 100% and ended the statewide mask mandate.

Shortly after Abbott’s announcement, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves said that starting Wednesday all county mask mandates will be lifted and all businesses will be able to operate at full capacity.

           — Hat tip: JD [Return to headlines]
 

Rampant Shoplifting Forces Ten Bay Area Walgreens to Close

The effects of the virus pandemic and socio-economic implosion that followed compounded with failed liberal leadership could soon transform San Francisco into an empty ghost town.

Such is the case with pharmacy giant Walgreens fleeing the metro area amid a rash of shoplifting. Since 2019, Walgreens has closed ten stores in the city, with the latest store set to close later this month. The closure is the third since October 2020.

According to Washington Examiner, the Walgreens at the corner of Bush and Larkin streets posted a notification on their front windows announcing the closure on Mar. 17.

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

Report: CDC Will Recommend Vaccinated People Only Socialize With Other Vaccinated People at Home

According to news reports, the CDC is soon to release its guidelines on what it will say is safe for “fully [Covid] vaccinated” people to do: “only socialize with other vaccinated people at home.”

The following is an excerpt from an article in WebMD:…

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Research Shows Ineffectiveness of Temperature-Scanning Devices Used for COVID-19

New research has cast doubt of the effectiveness of the temperature-scanningdevices that are being used to check for fevers in schools, workplaces and public venues across the United States as they can distort the results in a way that may overlook a telltale sign of a COVID-19 infection.

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Scientific Study Shows Fears of Cardiac Complications for Athletes Returning From COVID-19 Have Been Overblown

A joint statement released by nearly every professional sports league in the United States revealed that a major study published Thursday by the Journal of the American Medical Association Cardiology found cardiac complications stemming from COVID-19 were not the threat to athletes that was once feared.

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Sen. Rubio Jabs at Biden’s Neanderthal Comment, Tells President to Seek “Training on Unconscious Bias”

Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) tweaked President Biden Thursday for referring to Republican governors Greg Abbott and Tate Reeves as “Neanderthals” when they announced plans to rescind coronavirus restrictions in their respective states.

Taking a page out of the critical race theory playbook, Rubio called for Biden to apologize and seek “unconscious bias” training:

President Biden’s use of an old stereotype is hurtful to modern Europeans, Asians & Americans who inherit about 2% of their genes from Neanderthal ancestors. https://cnn.com/2020/01/30/africa/africa-neanderthal-dna-scn/index.html… He should apologize for his insensitive comments and seek training on unconscious bias.

[Comment: Heh.]

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South Carolina May Add Death by Firing Squad to Execution Methods

A bipartisan group of South Carolina senators voted this week in favor of death by firing squad as a form of execution that would bypass a loophole that has delayed executions due to shortages of drugs needed for lethal injections.

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Super Bowl Wasn’t the COVID-19 Super-Spreader Event it Was Predicted to be

Super Bowl celebrations on the streets of Tampa last month were not “super spreader” events for COVID-19, despite the warnings of American media.

Many mainstream outlets and newspapers published stories predicting a massive spike in viral cases due to Florida’s more relaxed restrictions and the large crowds at the game, where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas Chiefs.

The director of the CDC also issued a warning.

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The Revolving Door Between Amazon and the White House

An investigative report relying on publicly available data LinkedIn users share on the website shows that at least 247 former US federal government employees are now working for Amazon.

Mother Jones, who compiled this list, suggests that this may be only the tip of the iceberg as there is no official record to show where former government officials and employees end up after leaving public service.

Available public data covering the past decade shows that out of these 247 new Amazon hires, 150 came from law enforcement and intelligence agencies — including NSA, CIA, and FBI — and that a majority — some 200 people — joined Amazon in the last three years, since 2017.

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Transgender YouTube Star Arrested on Baby Rape Charges

A popular transgender YouTuber has been arrested on child rape charges while working at a daycare center with her boyfriend.

Kadence Kristine Pinder, formerly Nelson Christopher Pinder, of Sandy, Utah, has been charged with 15 second-degree felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for downloading and possessing hundreds of child rape photographs.

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Trial Date Set for British ISIS Militants the ‘Beatles’, Accused of Murdering Journalists and Aid Workers

A trial date has been set for two British ISIS militants known as the “Beatles”, who are accused of torturing and beheading Americans and Europeans in Syria.

A federal judge in Virginia set a tentative date in January 2022 for the trial of El Shafee Elsheikh and Alexanda Amon Kotey.

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Tucker: ‘Troops Will Never Leave DC; They’re There to Prop Up the Regime’

Tucker Carlson outlined Thursday how Democrats intend to maintain a permanent military presence in Washington DC and will continue to manufacture security threats to keep fear among leftists high.

“When you’re a liberal, the world is a very scary place, but there is one fear that rises above all other fears in the liberal mind: The fear of “the other,” Carlson opined in his monologue.

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Twitter Ignored Congressional Requests for Data on the Extent of Its Censorship

Twitter failed to respond to a letter by Republican Reps. Jim Jordan from Ohio, and Ken Buck from Colorado, who requested documentation and data to aid a Congressional investigation by the House Judiciary Committee. The request was first made in July 2020.

In the letter, the Republican House representatives requested Twitter provide the House Judiciary Committee with documentation and data related to several issues, including the platform’s content moderation policies, its assertion that President Trump’s warnings to protesters violated its policies (last summer Trump warned rioters they would face violence from the National Guard), and its decision to fact check the then-President’s tweets.

In the recent letter, dated March 4, the Republican Reps claim that the request was first sent last July. Twitter did not provide the requested information then, and is yet to respond to the most recent letter.

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Victors of Mail-in Ballot Election Indicted for Stealing, Faking Votes.

Four men were indicted by New Jersey’s Attorney General for mail-in ballot fraud.

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Video: Ben Carson on Dr Seuss Witch Hunt: ‘This is Poison in Our System’

Former secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson described leftist attempts to cancel Dr Seuss books as ‘poison’ Thursday, adding that cancel culture on the whole stems from the fact that “socialists believe that everything comes from government.”

Carson made the remarks in response to Ebay’s announcement that it is banning the sale of the books as “offensive material,” following pressure from a leftist group.

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WarnerMedia CEO Apologizes After Saying COVID Pandemic Has Been ‘Really Good for CNN Ratings’

WarnerMedia CEO Jason Kilar apologized after celebrating the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has been “really good for (CNN) ratings.”

Kilar made the initial remarks during the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.

“It turns out that pandemic is a pretty big part of the news cycle, and that’s not going away anytime soon,” Kilar said.

“If you take a look at the ratings and the performance, it’s going well. And I think it’s going well because, A, the team at CNN is doing a fantastic job. And B, it turns out that the pandemic and the way that we can help inform and contextualize the pandemic, it turns out it’s really good for ratings,” he added.

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Whistleblowers: Cuomo Had Aides Rewrite Health Report to Hide Nursing Home Deaths From Public

The administration of New York’s embattled Governor Andrew Cuomo took another hit Thursday night when the New York Times revealed that the Democrat’s top aides rewrote a Department of Health Officials report from June 2020 in order to hide many nursing home deaths in the state.

The information came to light after several interviews with anonymous sources within the Cuomo administration alleged the governor had the numbers changed to protect his reputation after his controversial decision to compel nursing homes to readmit COVID-positive patients.

Whistleblowers told the Times that the changes were made several months before the federal government’s investigation into New York nursing home deaths began. That would undermine Cuomo’s prior defense that he withheld nursing home death data from state lawmakers because he was busy complying with the federal investigation.

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‘You Don’t Need Our Vaccine’: Michael Moore, Other Libs Rage at Texas for Daring to Fight COVID-19 Without Authoritarian Lockdown

Texas’ decision to walk back Covid-19 restrictions like mask mandates has triggered plenty of meltdowns, the worst of which have included prominent liberals showing their true colors and apparently wishing death on the state.

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YouTube CEO Says Trump Ban Will End When “Risk of Violence” Decreases

YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki said Thursday that the online streaming giant will only lift its ban on former President Donald Trump when it believes the risk of societal violence from his supporters has decreased.

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YouTube Suspends Ford Fischer for a Week, Deletes His Footage of Newsworthy Protests, Marches, And Rallies

Ford Fischer, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of independent news outlet News2Share, has had constant problems with YouTube demonetizing and removing his coverage of protests, marches, rallies, and more. Now, three more of his videos have been removed and YouTube has given his channel a strike which prevents him from uploading for a week.

The first video that was removed showed the group “Official Street Preachers” insulting several people before being confronted by an Antifa activist and a supporter of President Trump.

YouTube took it down for containing “false claims that widespread fraud, errors, or glitches changed the outcome of the U.S. 2020 presidential election.”

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Canada’s Quarantine Hotels Backfire as People Starved

A look at our neighboring country, Canada, we note the forced quarantines at “government-authorized hotels,” is a disaster any way you look at it.

Hours waiting on food just to receive a “flimsy piece of salmon,” with no forks or knives or any utensils. No sat or pepper, and no drinking water.

In one report the image shows a small portion of white rice and beans in a box, at the cost of $50.00 and arrived six hours after ordering.

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France: Muslim Known to Police Tries to Enter Jewish School and Kosher Supermarket Armed With a Knife

The Jews in the Qur’an are called the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

“Marseille: Medjadi Jahid, already known to the police, arrested with a knife while trying to enter a Jewish school and a Kosher grocery store. (Update: He has been interned),” translated from “Marseille : Medjadi Jahid déjà connu des services de police, interpellé armé d’un couteau en tentant de pénétrer dans une école juive et une épicerie kacher. (MàJ : Il a été interné),” Fdesouche, March 5, 2021 (thanks to Will).

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French City Rocked by Explosions, Fires as Police Battle ‘Urban Violence’

Fires raged in the French city of Lyon amid a series of explosions and arson attacks on Thursday.

Police officers came under attack as the district of La Duchère was rocked by ‘urban violence’ blamed on a near-fatal crash of a teenager riding a stolen scooter on Wednesday.

The crash occurred under otherwise unclear circumstances, but ‘youths’ in the region have used it as an excuse to wage war on cops and destroy private and public property in the region.

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Germany: Muslim Official Renowned as Moderate Posted Anti-Semitic Messages and Approval of Jihad Violence

Keskin’s anti-Semitism is no surprise. After all, the Jews in the Qur’an are called the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78); staging rebellion against the prophets and rejecting their guidance (2:55); being hypocritical (2:14, 2:44); giving preference to their own interests over the teachings of Muhammad (2:87); wishing evil for people and trying to mislead them (2:109); feeling pain when others are happy or fortunate (3:120); being arrogant about their being Allah’s beloved people (5:18); devouring people’s wealth by subterfuge (4:161); slandering the true religion and being cursed by Allah (4:46); killing the prophets (2:61); being merciless and heartless (2:74); never keeping their promises or fulfilling their words (2:100); being unrestrained in committing sins (5:79); being cowardly (59:13-14); being miserly (4:53); being transformed into apes and pigs for breaking the Sabbath (2:63-65; 5:59-60; 7:166); and more. They are under Allah’s curse (9:30), and Muslims should wage war against them and subjugate them under Islamic hegemony (9:29).

But everyone assumed he was moderate because he signed a “joint declaration for peace and mutual respect and against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, xenophobia and racism.” The infidels are so very, very eager to be fooled.

“‘Appearing liberal on the outside, grossly anti-Semitic on the inside,’“ translated from “‘Nach außen liberal auftretend, nach innen grob antisemitisch,’“ by Frederik Schindler, Welt, March 3, 2021 (thanks to Medforth).

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Hungary Must Rebuild the European-Democratic Right, PM Orban Writes

Hungary is tasked with rebuilding the European-democratic right in support of Christianity and national sovereignty along with the rejection of multiculturalism and globalism, Prime Minister and Fidesz Party President Viktor Orban wrote in a short thesis paper on his official homepage on Thursday, just one day after his party left the European People’s Party’s parliamentary group.

“Fidesz has left the European People’s Party Group in the European Parliament. It has refused to accept that the rights of Members of the European Parliament — and thus the rights of Hungarian voters — be restricted by an amendment of the Group’s statutes,” Orban wrote.

In the same piece, Orban underlined that his party and other conservatives in Europe must now work towards the goals and ideals that once defined the EPP but which have since been discarded.

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Papers, Please: Britons Travelling Abroad Must Carry Lockdown Exemption Form or be Fined £200

From Monday, Britons travelling overseas will have to fill out a government form explaining why they are exempt from coronavirus lockdown restrictions and can leave the country. They must present the declaration for inspection when required, and if unable to could be fined £200.

It is currently illegal to travel abroad for holidays or non-essential purposes, and likely until at least May 17th.

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Scotland: Midlothian Teens Break Lockdown Rules for Illegal Camping Parties With Fires Left Unattended

Police in Midlothian have issued a strong warning to local teenagers after they were found to be having outdoor parties in lockdown.

Officers have stated that they have received reports of a host of antisocial behaviour at Gladhouse Reservoir, despite the tough coronavirus restrictions in place.

Today, teens in the area have been told they are putting “lives at risk” by breaking the rules and mixing together socially.

A number of camping stations have been found in the woodland area, as well as fires that have been dangerously left unattended.

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Scots Extinction Rebellion Protester Arrested After Climbing Onto Holyrood Roof and Staging Climate Change Demonstration

AN Extinction Rebellion protester has been arrested after climbing onto the Scottish Parliament roof today.

The 61-year-old male demonstrator from the climate change group staged the parliament demonstration this morning.

We told earlier how police and fire service rushed to Holyrood around 7.35am after the lone demonstrator scaled the building and unfurled a banner reading “CLIMATE ASSEMBLY, BE BOLD”.

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Slovakia Receives First Shipment of Russia’s Sputnik V Vaccine

Slovakia on Monday received a first shipment of Russian vaccines as it battles the world’s highest Covid death rate, the second EU state after Hungary to receive the Sputnik doses.

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Switzerland: Nuclear Withdrawal Was Thanks to Women, Says Former Energy Minister

Having four women in Switzerland’s seven-person government played a key role in the decision to phase out nuclear energy ten years ago, according to Doris Leuthard, who was energy minister at the time of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima on March 11, 2011.

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Switzerland to Hold Referendum on ‘Burqa Ban’ At Weekend

GENEVA (AP) — At a time when seemingly everyone in Europe is wearing masks to battle COVID-19, the Swiss go to the polls Sunday to vote on a long-laid proposal to ban face-coverings, both the niqabs and burqas worn by a few Muslim women in the country and the ski masks and bandannas used by protesters.

The issue strikes at the intersection of religious freedom, security, the economy and women’s rights.

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UK: GCHQ Spy Agency Asks ‘Only’ Ethnic Minorities and Women to Register Interest in IT Jobs

The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) spy agency has asked “only” ethnic minorities and women to register their interest in upcoming IT job listings, leaving white males out in the cold.

“Please note this Registration of Interest is only open to those from an ethnic minority background or women from any ethnic background,” the spy agency states in bold in the section of the advert titled ‘Job description’ — but it is not actually a “job” description, apparently, as disallowing people from applying for “jobs” because of their sex or race is disallowed by the Equality Act, at least in theory.

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UK: Lord Sumption Warns Civil Disobedience Has Begun Amid Lockdown Lunacy

Authored by Freddie Sayers via Unherd.com

Jonathan Sumption was once the epitome of the Establishment — a brilliant barrister who represented the Government in the Hutton enquiry, Supreme Court Justice, supporter of the Remain campaign and esteemed historian of the Hundred Years’ War. But then Covid happened.

Over the past year, his unabashed criticism of lockdown policies has turned him into something of a renegade. It is a development that mystifies him; as he sees it, his views have always been mainstream liberal, and it is the world around that has changed.

In the course of our conversation, the retired judge doesn’t hold back. He asserts that it is becoming morally acceptable to ignore Covid regulations, and even warns that a campaign of “civil disobedience” has already begun.

You can read what he really thinks below. And watch our interaction on Lockdown TV — it was a fascinating conversation.

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UK: Man Who Attacked 9News Reporter Sophie Walsh During Live Cross Jailed

A screwdriver-wielding man who assaulted 9News reporter Sophie Walsh during a live television cross in London has been jailed.

Walsh was speaking to 9News Adelaide’s Brenton Ragless at a Black Lives Matter rally in London’s Hyde Park last June when Soofuue Yakr approached her, making motions to stab and punch her while yelling the words “Allahu Akbar”.

Yakr was chased and detained by Walsh’s camera operator, Jason Conduit, and other bystanders at the scene until police arrived.

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UK: No Prison for BLM Protester Who Hurled Metal Fences at Fleeing Police Officers

A Black Lives Matter (BLM) supporter who hurled sections of metal fence at fleeing police officers in London has been allowed to walk out of court with a suspended sentence.

Shayden Spencer, 20, admitted violent disorder in the British capital and showed up for his sentencing late, but still escaped with a suspended sentence, small fine, and requirement to perform some upaid work and attend a 15-day rehabilitation course after the judge and even the prosecutor appeared to join the defence in attempting to offer mitigation for him in court.

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UK: Revellers Flee as COVID Cops Bust Lockdown House Party in Stoke-on-Trent

Revellers did a runner as police busted a lockdown house party in Stoke-on-Trent.

Officers swooped after receiving a tip-off about an illegal gathering being held in Chell.

But within seconds of arriving, seven party-goers inside the property darted out of the door while those in the garden also fled the scene.

Two women left at the address were issued with £200 fines for breaching the rules on households mixing.

In a similar incident, police also issued fixed penalty notices to six men found inside a Longton house — five of whom were from other households.

Staffordshire Police have now handed out 1,143 lockdown fines and counting to ‘Covidiots’ in November, December and January.

And a further 42 fixed-penalty notices were then issued in Stoke-on-Trent alone between February 22 and February 28.

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UK: Terrorist Who Stabbed 3 Men to Death Using £2,000 Legal Aid to Fight Police Complaint

Saadallah, 26, who killed three men in a city centre park last year, has received over £2,250 of taxpayers’ money to help him in an ongoing complaint against the police.

An incident is believed to have taken place in 2018, while the triple killer was detained under the Mental Health Act.

During the incident, Saadallah — who was handed a whole-life prison sentence in January — is said to have spat in a police officer’s face and called her a slave.

While in custody, he also defaced the police code of practice “with his own excrement”.

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Wales: COVID: Ghost-Hunters Stopped in Mumbles Due to Rule Break

People on a ghost hunt about 60 miles (96km) away from home have been fined by police for breaking lockdown rules. Covid fines were issued to four people who drove from Cwmbran in Torfaen to Mumbles, Swansea, to “ghost hunt and view castles”.

Current lockdown rules in Wales say you can only travel when essential.

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Christians in Iran Are Arrested for Practicing Faith, Charity Says

At least 115 Christians were arrested last year for practicing their faith in Iran, according to a report by Article 18, a London-based nonprofit that promotes freedom of religion in the country.

There are approximately 800,000 Christians in Iran, of which 130,000 are ethnic Armenian and Assyrian Christians, and the remaining 670,000 converts from Islam. The Iranian government considers Christians who have converted from Islam to be apostates, a form of religious abandonment which is a criminal offense under Iran’s law.

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Iran: ‘Either Islam or Leave: ‘ Bahais Are Forced to Abandon Their Hometown

Recently, the #Ivelistheirhome hashtag has been trending on Twitter. The story that lies behind this hashtag seems like something that happened in the Puritan era in America or the Middle Ages in Europe. But to experience the same severe religious discrimination in the 21st century seems unbelievable, especially to those in the West.

The Islamic Republic of Iran has been torturing, mass killing, confiscating property, and ignoring the basic rights of Bahais as Iranian citizens from its very first days.

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Pope Francis Arrives in Baghdad for “Historic” Trip

Pope Francis arrived in Baghdad Friday for a three-day visit to war-torn Iraq. In his first international trip since the pandemic began, Francis hopes to convince the collapsing Christian population to rebuild after decades of war and oppression, according to WaPo. Since the 2003 US-led invasion of the oil-rich country, about one million Christians have fled; 2017 estimates show the population may be around 500k.

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Turkey: Criminal Complaint Filed Over Armenian Hate Speech

02/28/2021 Armenia (International Christian Concern) — A criminal complaint has been filed against a woman for hate speech who said she would cut off the heads of 20 Armenians if she knew she would not be punished for it. The woman in question was interviewed on the street by a YouTube channel asking people what actions they would do if they would not receive punishment. She later said she was Azerbaijani.

An Armenian member of the Turkish parliament announced he was filing an official criminal complaint against her for her hate speech. Incitement towards violence against Armenian Christians is common rhetoric coming from Turkish and Azerbaijani governments. The Armenian parliament has been critical of particularly Turkish rhetoric that has been ongoing since before the conflict began.

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Malaysia: Nur Sajat Receives Death Threats for Wanting to Quit Islam

Nur Sajat has been dominating the headlines for these past few days.

Unsurprisingly. the latest issue involving the sensational business figure has sparked a major outrage among local netizens. Some even took it too far by leaving threatening comments to put an end to her life!

Recently, several screenshots showing netizens plotting to kill Sajat (full name Muhammad Sajjad Kamaruzzaman) began circulating on social media. As stated by Twitter user @syafiqmasrii, this came after the queer figure expressed her intention to renounce Islam.

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Pakistan: Muslim Cleric Tells Students Not to Play Sports, But to Join Jihad and Kill ‘Blasphemers’

He tells the students: “Anyone who dares to speak about any of our Prophets, it is your duty to slice him up.”

Meanwhile, our students are learning about how the Founding Fathers were all racist slaveowners, and the how’s and why’s of changing genders.

What will happen when these two groups meet?

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Analysis: End of the Road for Hong Kong’s Democratic Dream as China ‘Improves’ Its Voting System

Chinese parliamentarians in Beijing unveiled details of a plan to revamp the political structure of China’s freest city that critics say has all but killed off the pledge of one person, one vote.

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China Makes Anal Swabs Mandatory for Nearly All Foreign Arrivals

China has made COVID-19 anal swab tests mandatory for nearly all international arrivals despite complaints that the procedure is humiliating.

The tests will be required for all travelers arriving at Beijing and Shanghai airports before they are allowed to enter the country.

Despite the degrading nature of the procedure, Chinese health authorities claim it is more effective at identifying COVID-19 than nasal swabs.

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Exclusive: Politifact Founder Was “Journalist in Residence” At Chinese Communist Influence Group

The U.S.-China Education Trust, which has collaborated with Chinese Communist Party propaganda fronts and trained journalist from state-run media outlets, counts involvement from “fact check” website Politifact founder Bill Adair, and President Biden’s “right hand” on China Kurt Campbell.

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Nosy: Face Mask Competitor Faces Ridicule

A product called Nosy that is positioning itself as a competitor to the face mask attracted ridicule after people pointed out that it looked absurd.

Although ostensibly a means of protecting against air pollution, the product has undoubtedly drawn attention due to the proliferation of face masks in a post-COVID world.

It’s essentially a small plastic nose covering that makes the wearer look like they’re permanently trapped inside an Instagram puppy filter.

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ABC Reporters Are Told Not to Call Child Sex Abusers ‘Paedophiles’ so the Predators Don’t Feel ‘Marginalised’

ABC journalists in Tasmania have been warned use of the word ‘paedophile’ could stop child sex offenders seeking help and even lead to them continuing their abuse.

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Australian Reporters Angered by Request to Stop Using the Word “Pedophile” to Describe Accused Serial Child Molester

Australian reporters working for ABC Tasmania were angered when they were advised by top brass to stop using the word “pedophile” to refer to an accused serial child molester because it could discourage other pedophiles from seeking help.

“Oh, won’t someone think of the poor pedophiles!”

A senior producer at the network informed employees that Sexual Assault Support Service (SASS) had “mentioned their concerns” about describing former nurse James Geoffrey Griffin as a pedophile.

Griffin, who subsequently committed suicide, was accused by numerous women of sexually abusing them as children and police later found “a significant amount of child exploitation material” during a search of his home.

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Exclusive: Australian Senator Slams US President Joe Biden’s Move to Let Transgender Women Play Female Sport and Warns it Must Not Happen Down Under if We Want Safe and Fair Competition

NEED TO PUSH BACK OR OLYMPICS WILL BE OVER FOR WOMEN

A Liberal senator has criticised US President Joe Biden for making it easier for transgender women to play female sport — and warned against a similar push in Australia.

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Burkina Faso Road Bomb Kills Six in Ambulance

Six people, including a pregnant woman and a young girl, were killed in northern Burkina Faso when the ambulance they were traveling in struck a highway bomb, authorities said Wednesday.

“An ambulance from the Djibo health district hit a mine on the road between Gaskinde and Namissiguia in the Sahel region,” government spokesman Ousseni Tamboura said in a statement after the Tuesday incident.

“This cowardly and barbarous incident occurred when the ambulance was transporting people to Ouagadougou,” he said of the attack.

The six who died were a pregnant woman, her husband, two women accompanying her, a young girl, and the ambulance driver.

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‘Illegal’ Event at Cape Town School Shut Down, Organiser Fined for Breaking Lockdown Rules

The City of Cape Town will clamp down on illegal events that are in contravention of the Disaster Management Act Regulations as the country has moved to Level 1 Lockdown.

This after the City’s law enforcement along with police shut down an alleged illegal event at a school in the CBD on Thursday evening.

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36-Year-Old Woman ‘Is Gang Raped’ By Migrants ‘After Stopping to Talk to Them About Their Situation’

She learned about migrants the hard way.

A 36-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped by four migrants after stopping to talk to them about their situation in a cautionary tale for what is happening in the West as a result of the mindless embrace of tolerance and diversity.

The woman was reportedly accosted by the migrants while traversing Agua La Perra park in the town of Mogan on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria. She was treated by a doctor at a hospital before reporting the crime, and Spain’s Civil Guard has apprehended four suspects after conducting an investigation.

While the West has been sold on diversity being a strength, the actual fruits of the new multicultural system being imposed by globalists tell a much different story.

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Belgium to Repatriate Children of Jihadists Held in Syria Refugee Camp

The Belgian government has said it will repatriate the children of jihadists who are nationals of the country from a refugee camp in northeastern Syria. The measure was announced by Prime Minister Alexander De Croo who said that if the minors stay in the Al-Hol camp there is a significant risk they could become “the terrorists of tomorrow”.

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British Nursing Candidates Rejected as UK Govt Prioritised Cheaper Migrants: Think Tank

Hundreds of thousands of native British nursing candidates have been rejected over the past decade, while the government made it easier to bring in cheaper nurses from abroad, a report from Migration Watch UK has claimed.

The report, which was seen by Breitbart London, said that even during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic last year, over 23,000 British applications for nursing courses were rejected, despite the government offering 1,200 fast-tracked Health and Care Worker visas to foreigners during the same time.

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Pakistani Migrant Demands Judge Give Him 14-Year-Old Girl in French Court

A Pakistani migrant charged with breaking into a French asylum centre with a knife to get at a 14-year-old girl demanded in court that the judge give her to him.

The 36-year-old Pakistani broke into an asylum reception home in the department of Ariège, where the girl was living with her family. He allegedly wanted to check and make sure the 14-year-old had not found another man.

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Refugee Rescuers Charged in Italy With Complicity in People Smuggling

After an investigation lasting almost four years, Italian prosecutors have charged dozens of rescuers, from charities including Save the Children and Médecins Sans Frontières, who were accused of collaborating with people smugglers after saving thousands of people from drowning in the Mediterranean.

Investigators in Trapani, Sicily, formally closed the inquiry on Monday and charged more than 20 people, including boat captains, heads of mission and legal representatives, with crimes carrying sentences of up to 20 years.

As reported by La Repubblica, at least three rescue boats are at the centre of the charges: Iuventa, a former fishing vessel run by the German NGO Jugend Rettet, Vos Hestia, operated by Save the Children, and Vos Prudence, run by MSF.

Prosecutors claim rescuers arranged a direct handover of the refugees and migrants from smugglers’ boats, returning the boats to be reused.

The Iuventa crew, MSF and Save the Children deny all the accusations.

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‘Rescue’ NGO Allegedly Asked for 270,000 Euros to Ship Migrants to Italy

The Italian migrant transport NGO Mediterranea Saving Humans has been accused of taking €125,000 to transport illegal aliens, with new claims alleging the group initially asked for as much as €270,000.

The claims revolve around a ship belonging to the Danish company Maersk which picked up 27 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea in August of last year. The NGO is accused of negotiating a payment to transfer the migrants to its transport vessel, the Mare Jonio, weeks later, on September 11th.

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Texas Democrat Rep. Cuellar Warns U.S. Is Days Away From a Southern Border Crisis, Biden Team Disagrees

A prominent Texas Democrat has sounded the alarm that the United States is only days away from a crisis at its southern border. Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) has been putting public pressure on the Biden administration that something must be done about the massive influx of illegal immigrants who have flooded the border since the president’s inauguration.

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Trump Slams Biden for ‘Spiraling Tsunami’ of Migrants at the Border: Ex-President Says a ‘Mass Incursion’ of ‘Criminals’ is Occurring, But Administration Dismisses His Concerns

Donald Trump has slammed President Joe Biden and his ‘disastrous leadership’ for allowing a ‘spiraling tsunami’ of migrants and ‘criminals’ over the United States border.

The former president claimed the Biden administration has ‘disrespected, demeaned, and mocked’ Immigrationand Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Border Patrol in a lengthy statement issued on Friday, adding that when he left office, the U.S. had ‘the most secure border in our country’s history’.

Trump’s forceful comments come as the Biden administration rushes to deal with the swarms of unauthorized migrants currently crossing the border.

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Christianity, Savior of Western Culture or Casualty of Cancel Culture? Part 6

In Part 1, I explained that, according to the Marxists of the late 19th and early 20th Centuries, Western Culture and Christianity needed to be cancelled in order for Marxism to succeed in taking over the world. As this was being executed (Parts 2, 3, 4, and 5), another global cabal of American and British bankers and aristocrats who were determined to establish a global government were working parallel to the Marxists.

Both groups understood that, in order to have power over the world they must control the United States. It didn’t take the globalists long to realize the Marxists had the plan laid out and were well embedded in the social networks of America, especially the unions and schools. And were working their way into the churches. While the Marxists were making the way into the culture of America, the globalists were setting up the Federal Reserve Bank (1913) and the League of Nations (forerunner to the United Nations) (1920), as their greatest tools to achieve world dominance.

To misquote an old phrase, “The one with the most money wins”. The globalist contingent, being in control of the major banks in the western world, had the most money. They decided they could get what they needed from the cultural Marxists, by funding their work in the schools and unions. Under the Carnegie, Ford, and Rockefeller Foundations, the cultural Marxists were able to, not only design better models of brainwashing, but to cover far more areas than they would have on their own. A match made in hell.

[Comment: Highly recommended reading.]

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eBay Halts Sales of “Offensive” Dr Seuss Books, Allows Mein Kampf

While Dr.Seuss is now demoted to “offensive material”, eBay, in all its virtue-signaling wisdom, appears to have no problem with Mein Kampf…

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European Parliament Prepares Resolution Declaring Entire EU as ‘LGBTIQ Freedom Zone’

Several Polish opposition MEPs have voiced their support for a European Parliament resolution which would slap sanctions on member states which allegedly violate basic rights of LGBT people

The document proposes a motion to declare the entirety of the European Union as an LGBTIQ freedom zone. It was prepared by MEPs, including Polish ones, from the European People’s Party, the socialists, Renew Europe, the Greens, and the Left.

“Combating inequality in the EU is a shared responsibility, requiring joint efforts and action at every level of government,” the resolution reads.

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Harry Potter Hogwarts Legacy Lead Developer Steps Down After Mainstream Media Outrage Over His YouTube Channel

Troy Leavitt, the lead developer of the upcoming Harry Potter game “Hogwarts Legacy,” has left the project and parted ways with the game’s developer, Avalanche Software, and publisher, Warner Bros., after a series of mainstream media complaints about his YouTube channel.

Mainstream media outlets and several individuals who rose to prominence during GamerGate, a 2014 movement where gamers took issue with the journalistic standards and political correctness in the gaming industry, started to complain about Leavitt’s YouTube channel in February.

They accused him of “attacking feminism and social justice” via the channel and claimed that Leavitt working on the game is a sign that big companies don’t care about “far-right extremism, gamergate, etc.”

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Mayo Clinic Employees May Now Wear Buttons Displaying Their Preferred Pronouns

The Mayo Clinic has updated their company “Dress and Decorum Policy” to allow workers to wear buttons that display their preferred pronouns for others to use. The policy change was noted on the company’s internal website.

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Scientists Discover “Space Hurricane” Over North Pole That Was 600 Miles Wide

Scientists discovered an enormous “space hurricane” high above the Earth that lasted about 8 hours before dissipating.

In their study, the scientists said this marks the first time such a phenomenon has been observed. Instead of pouring water, the space hurricane was “raining electrons.” The storm actually occurred in 2014, but its existence has only been uncovered during recent retrospective analysis.

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