Reader’s Links for April 1, 2021

Each day at just after midnight Eastern, a post like this one is created for contributors and readers of this site to upload news links and video links on the issues that concern this site. Most notably, Islam and its effects on Classical Civilization, and various forms of leftism from Soviet era communism, to postmodernism and all the flavours of galloping statism and totalitarianism such as Nazism and Fascism which are increasingly snuffing out the classical liberalism which created our near, miraculous civilization the West has been building since the time of Socrates.

This document was written around the time this site was created, for those who wish to understand what this site is about. And while our understanding of the world and events has grown since then, the basic ideas remain sound and true to the purpose.

So please post all links, thoughts and ideas that you feel will benefit the readers of this site to the comments under this post each day. And thank you all for your contributions.

This is the new Samizdat. We must use it while we can.

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    • Most men, the real ones, are more rational than most women. And I’m a woman, I know. That’s why all my life I’ve had guy friends, no girlfriends.

      • I know a few women like you, Sassy, including my own sister. Deep down, men always prefer your type. They just don’t realize it until after they’ve married the other model.

  1. GERMANY – EXPLAINED: What is Berlin’s new compulsory testing requirement for shops and hairdressers?

    Anyone who wants to visit a non-essential shop or get a haircut in Berlin now has to present a negative Covid test result. Here’s what you need to know.

    The Berlin government agreed new Covid-19 measures which come into force on Wednesday. They include tighter rules on testing and mask-wearing – but they steer clear of a return to a strict lockdown.

    Here’s a guide to how you can go shopping in the capital.

    Yes. Berlin recently allowed non-essential shops, such as clothes retailers and toy shops, to reopen after the shutdown with a “click and meet” system. This allowed people to book an appointment to visit a shop.

    Instead of closing shops after Covid cases increased, Berlin has decided to introduce new measures in a bid to keep stores open to customers.

    So “click and meet” has now been replaced with “test and meet”.

    It means you don’t have to book an appointment before heading to the high street. However, you’ll have to be armed with an up-to-date negative coronavirus test result.

    On top of this, distance must be maintained and only a few customers are allowed to be in a shop at one time. From Wednesday, FFP2 masks are required to be worn at all times (rather than just medical masks).

    Operators of department stores and shopping centres are being urged by the Berlin government to organise testing stations for visitors on site.

    Nils Busch-Petersen, managing director of the regional trade association, has already signalled the willingness of retailers to set up test stations in empty shop spaces or on parking areas, reported regional broadcaster RBB.

    Do all shops require a negative test certificate to enter?

    No. The testing obligation does not apply to “places of basic supply”, i.e. supermarkets, butchers, bakeries, pharmacies, DIY stores, drugstores, Spätis (late-night stores), opticians, weekly outdoor markets, petrol stations, bicycle and car repair shops, bookshops, and pick-up and delivery services of restaurants.

    Does the new Berlin mandatory test also apply to hairdressing and cosmetics?

    Yes – for body-related services such as beauty salons and hairdressers in Berlin, you’ll have to provide a negative test that was conducted on the same day as your appointment.

    The same applies to visits to cultural institutions such as museums and galleries.

    Where and when can coronavirus rapid tests be carried out in Berlin?

    This website lists all testing stations and shows where you can book an appointment or queue for a test. There are around 160 different contact points, but the list is continuously growing.

    Not all test centres are open on Sundays and public holidays. Pharmacies, for example, only offer tests within their business hours. Most other providers, including public ones, can be visited on Sundays and public holidays – including Easter.

    Everyone in Germany is allowed to get one test a week – however, a report in the Tagesspiegel on Wednesday suggested people in Berlin could get one free test a day. We’ll let you know when we get more information on this.

    Can I show a DIY test carried out at home as proof?

    No. According to the Berlin rules, a rapid antigen test conduced by a professional at a testing centre has to be used.

    Anecdotally, some businesses appear to be allowing people to carry out a self-administered test on site which they can show. But it is unclear if this is officially allowed.

    People are also urged to take a test before a social gathering. Contact restrictions still state that two households can meet with up to five people in attendance, not including under-14s. Couples count as one household.

    Is there an obligation to report a positive self-test to authorities?

    No. However, anyone who takes a self-administered test that comes back positive should have it confirmed by a PCR test in the same way as a positive rapid antigen test and, as a precaution, quarantine themselves at home until the result is available.

    Do I also have to present a test result if I have an item handed to me outside the shop?

    No, the testing obligation for shops only applies as soon as you enter the shop. No test result is required for the handing over of goods outdoors. However, customers and shop workers should wear a medical mask.

    There are special rules for the testing of workers in customer service. You can check out our story below.

    How are test results documented?

    According to the federal Health Ministry, every test centre should have a documentation system. After a rapid test, the person tested receives a certificate stating the result.

    Similar certificates are kept by pharmacies and doctors’ offices. Test results are sent to those who have been tested either by e-mail, or printed out if requested.

    Are vaccinated people exempt from compulsory testing?

    No, vaccinated people are not currently exempt from proving a negative test.

    Are people who have already contracted coronavirus exempt from compulsory testing?

    No, people who have recovered from the virus are also not currently exempt from proving a negative test.

    Do children have to be tested before entering a shop?

    Only children under the age of six do not have to submit a negative test, according to broadcaster RBB.

    https://www.thelocal.de/20210331/explained-what-is-berlins-new-compulsory-testing-requirement-for-shops-and-hairdressers/

    • Crowds in the park and shopping queues in Berlin in spite of rising COVID numbers

      Crowds of Berliners came out to enjoy unusually warm weather at the Tempelhofer Feld in Berlin on Wednesday, despite rising numbers COVID cases.

      People seemed to largely ignore social distancing.

      People also queued outside Berlin’s KaDeWe department store amid a new rule implemented by the German Capital’s Senate requiring customers to present a negative COVID-19 test in order to enter non-essential shops, museums and hairdressers.

  2. Italy makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for all health workers

    ROME — All health workers in Italy must have coronavirus jabs, the government said on Wednesday, in a potentially controversial move aimed at protecting vulnerable patients and pushing back against ‘no-vax’ sentiment.

    Italy has an entrenched anti-vaccination movement and the recent discovery of clusters in hospitals after staff refused to have shots has sparked outcry in a country where more than 109,000 people have died of the disease.

    However government critics have questioned the legality of forcing only some categories of workers into having a vaccine.

    Wednesday’s decree approved by Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s cabinet says health workers, including pharmacists, “are required to undergo vaccination.” Those who refuse could be suspended without pay for the rest of the year.

    “The aim of the measure is to protect as much as possible both medical and paramedical staff and those who are in environments that may be more exposed to the risk of infection,” the government said in a statement.

    The decree also introduces legal protection for those who administer the shots, a measure doctors and nurses had demanded after medics were placed under investigation for manslaughter following the death of a vaccinated man in Sicily.

    Italy, whose vaccine campaign has been hampered by supply delays which have also hit other European Union countries, has pledged to reach 500,000 daily inoculations in April from around 230,000 at present.

    Some 10 million doses have been administered here since late December, with around 3.1 million of Italy’s 60-million-strong population receiving the recommended two shots.

    Italy has seen a resurgence in coronavirus infections and deaths over the last month and the government has tightened restrictions on businesses and movements to contain the virus.

    Curbs are calibrated in the country’s 20 regions according to a four-tier, color-coded system (white, yellow, orange and red) and are normally based on local infection levels.

    Wednesday’s decree said everywhere would remain a tougher red or orange zone until April 30, giving time for the vaccines to work. This means that restaurants, bars and gyms will remain closed and much regional travel will be banned.

    However, in a concession to coalition parties that have complained about the lengthy restrictions, the decree said it will be possible to loosen some curbs in those areas which have a high vaccination rate and low infections.

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/italy-makes-covid-19-vaccine-mandatory-for-all-health-workers-1.5370115

    • CBC – Italy makes COVID-19 vaccine mandatory for health workers

      The government of Italy is requiring all health-care workers to take a COVID-19 vaccine, with those refusing facing suspension without pay for the rest of the year.

  3. Finland withdraws lockdown plans over legal issues

    Country registers just over 4,000 cases and 17 deaths in recent days

    Finland’s government has withdrawn draft legislation aimed at restricting movements in parts of the country to curb virus spread after concerns about its legality, and is now considering its options, the prime minister said.

    “We are going to evaluate whether it is possible to draft this kind of a legislative proposal, and how long it will take,” Prime Minister Sanna Marin said late Wednesday after a cabinet meeting.

    A constitutional committee made up of lawmakers had earlier warned that the bill violated Finland’s constitution, saying the temporary restrictions on freedom of movement were not proportional.

    The group had recommended more targeted measures.

    Under the government’s proposal, presented on March 24, residents of the capital Helsinki and the southwestern town of Turku would only be allowed to leave their homes for essential needs, such as travelling to and from school or work, or to buy groceries or go to the bank.

    The Nordic country of 5.5 million has one of Europe’s lowest incidence rates of COVID-19, believed to in part be down to Finland’s low population density and Finns’ adherence to official anti-virus and distancing guidelines, which so far have been recommendations rather than law.

    But its incidence rate has been rising in recent weeks, prompting the government to introduce tougher restrictions, followed by the partial lockdown bill.

    The country has registered just over 4,000 cases and 17 deaths in recent days according to the WHO.

    https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/finland-withdraws-lockdown-plans-over-legal-issues.861934

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    MALTA – COVID rules: Police, LESA, agencies have authority to inspect private homes

    They can enter homes on the basis of a report or reasonable suspicion

    Enforcement officers from multiple agencies now have the authority to enter homes, on the basis of a report, to enforce COVID-19 measures related to private gatherings, according to the superintendent of public health.

    From a fortnight ago, the number of households allowed to mix in private homes was reduced to two, in order to limit the spread of the virus.

    Speaking on Ask Charmaine this week, Charmaine Gauci said that as well as the police, she had delegated authority to enforce the measures to officers from LESA, Transport Malta, the Malta Tourism Authority, the AFM, and environmental health.

    “The police, acting on a report can enter houses by means of this delegated authority,” she said in reply to a reader’s concern over whether police need a warrant to enter the house.

    On Thursday, during her weekly briefing she clarified that other officers had been delegated authority to also enter houses to carry out inspections.

    She said officials only had the authority to enter residences on the basis of a report or reasonable suspicion that there are a number of people gathering together in breach of the regulations.

    In an interview with Times of Malta last November, Health Minister Chris Fearne had said he was against laws against private gatherings, saying “I’m against that, I believe in privacy. I believe in people being responsible.”

    Police spokesperson Brandon Pisani told Times of Malta the police began to inspect private premises the day the restrictive measures relating to households came into effect.

    Since the beginning of the month, 132 citations relating to private gathering infringements, carrying a penalty of €100 had been issued, Sammut said.

    He added that the police would continue to carry out inspections “until the delegation is revoked in writing by the Superintendent of Public Health.”

    Sammut did not reply to questions by Times of Malta over whether the police were carrying out random inspections or whether they were investigating households on the basis of reasonable suspicion. Questions sent to the Health Ministry on Monday were unanswered at the time of writing.

    https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/covid-rules-police-lesa-agencies-have-authority-to-inspect-private.861919

    • europravda – COVID means closing global gender gap ‘will take extra 36 years’, says World Economic Forum report

    • Fire brigade begins home vaccination service in French Alps

      The French fire service is crisscrossing the high Alps of France to help vaccinate elderly residents who are living in isolation in remote communities.

    • CBC – How the pandemic has changed sleep and affected dreams

      The pandemic has affected every aspect of our lives, especially how we sleep. Psychologists and sleep scientists tell Adrienne Arsenault how the brain makes sense of this bizarre time and why many people are having such vivid dreams.

    • CBC -Ontario bringing in shutdown measures, sources say

      Multiple sources say Premier Doug Ford will announce plans to move the whole province into what the government describes as ‘shutdown’ measures.

    • CBC – Ontario COVID-19 ICU numbers reach record high

      There are now 430 patients with COVID-19 in ICUs across the province, according to Critical Care Services Ontario, surpassing the previous pandemic high.

      Dr. Jamie Spiegelman, a critical care specialist at Humber River Hospital, says the situation ‘is about to boil over.’

    • CBC – Variants drive 3rd wave across Canada

      A number of provinces are being badly hit by the third wave of the pandemic, and public health officials say highly contagious variants are behind the spike of COVID-19 cases.

      Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Howard Njoo says Canada can’t rely on vaccines alone to get through the current wave.

    • CNBC – Why You Can Be Forced To Get The Covid Vaccine

      A large portion of the U.S. population still doesn’t want to get the new Covid vaccine , but they might not have a choice.

      Powers at the federal and state level, not to mention the legal rights granted to employers under U.S. labor law, may make it impossible for Americans to escape inoculation against the coronavirus.

    • bloomberg – J&J Vaccine Manufacturing Error Affects 15 Million Doses

      Apr.01 — A manufacturing error at a plant involved in Covid-19 vaccine production affected 15 million doses worth of an ingredient for Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

    • Ontario ‘sinking’ from COVID-19 third wave, decision not to announce restrictions was ‘incompetent’

      Dr. Nathan Stall says that the situation in Ontario is spiralling out of control, and a ‘circuit breaker’ lockdown will no longer be effective.

      + comments on the YT page

    • Brits will use COVID-19 vaccine passports to go on holiday in future, PM suggests

      Mr Johnson said: “There’s definitely going to be a world in which international travel will use vaccine passports.

      “You can see already that other countries, the aviation industry, are interested in this and there’s a logic to that.”

    • Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces entire province is going into an “emergency brake shutdown”

      The entire province is going into an “emergency brake shutdown” for at least four weeksstarting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday after officials warned a third wave was imminent and the province risked further lockdown.

      Indoor and outdoor public events and gatherings are prohibited, this includes patios which recently re-opened in Toronto.

      Capacity on outdoor events will be limited to five unless people are in the same household.

      In-person shopping is limited, and personal care services and gyms must close (were never opened in Toronto).

    • CBC – Ford announces ’emergency brake’ for Ontario

      Premier Doug Ford’s government announced an Ontario-wide ’emergency brake’ starting Saturday.

      He says the 28-day shutdown should curb the surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.

    • Ukraine could be “destroyed” in case of Donbas escalation, Russia’s Lavrov threatens

      Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has warned Ukraine against being “pushed from the outside” to launch a hot phase of the Donbas conflict, claiming the move threatens to destroy the country.

      “Those who will try to start a new war in Donbas will destroy Ukraine,” Lavrov said in an interview with Channel One, Deutsche Welle reports.

      “According to the information published in the media, most of the military understand the perniciousness of any action to launch a hot conflict. I very much hope they will not be incited by politicians, who, in turn, will be incited by the West led by the United States,” Lavrov said,

      The top diplomat noted lot of speculation observed about the documents recently approved by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine and signed by President Volodymyr Zelensky.

      “To what extent does this reflect actual politics? And to what extent is it aimed at solving Zelensky’s issues within the country related to a sliding rating? I don’t
      Lavrov’s statement comes amid Russia amassing troops and military hardware along the Ukrainian border under the pretext of drills.

      Background

      On March 30, the Verkhovna Rada adopted a resolution demanding that Russia “immediately cease hostilities and strictly adhere to the ceasefire regime, fully implement its international obligations and withdraw from Ukraine its army, mercenaries, and armed groups it controls, maintains, and finances “.

      Russia, on the other hand, claims there is an ongoing “internal conflict” in Ukraine.

      Earlier, the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group accused the Russian delegation of unwillingness to reaffirm their readiness to cease fire from April 1.

      The issue of Donbas escalation was on the agenda of a phone call on Wednesday between Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba and U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken. The Pentagon has also warned the parties against aggravation in Donbas.

      https://www.unian.info/politics/donbas-ukraine-could-be-destroyed-in-case-of-escalation-lavrov-claims-11374168.html

  4. Coronavirus: The Appropriation of Holocaust Symbolism

    Protesters against the COVID-19 vaccine are appropriating the “yellow star” and other symbols associated with the Holocaust in order to advance their cause.

    Activists are drawing a comparison between proposed “vaccination passports” and the systemic discrimination and subsequent mass murder of Jews and other minorities by the Nazis. The problem is seemingly widespread.

    No matter one’s position on being vaccinated, the horrors committed by Nazi Germany, particularly upon European Jewry, should never be minimized. The usage of Holocaust-related symbols to promote any agenda is unacceptable and a slippery slope to altogether denying the murder of 6 million Jews and countless others.

    • Kentucky Governor Leads Condemnation of Libertarian Party’s Comparison of ‘Vaccine Passports’ With Nazi Persecution of Jews

      Kentucky’s governor has slammed the state’s third-largest political party for comparing proposed COVID-19 “vaccine passports” to the yellow star badges that the Nazi regime compelled Jews in occupied Europe to wear on their outer clothing.

      “Comparing vaccines to the Holocaust is shameful,” Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear (D) declared on Twitter, in response to the Holocaust analogy drawn by the Libertarian Party on its own Twitter feed on Monday.

      “This group should stop politicizing the pandemic and apologize – there is no place for antisemitism in Kentucky,” Beshear stated.

      The offending post was published on Monday afternoon. “Are the vaccine passports going to be yellow, shaped like a star, and sewn on our clothes?” the party tweeted.

      Disturbing comparisons between the Nazi persecution of the Jews and the social distancing protocols introduced to counter the pandemic over the last year have become more and more frequent in extremist circles, particularly in Europe. At a protest in the French city of Avignon earlier this month, demonstrators carried makeshift yellow stars marked with the words “Not Vaccinated” instead of “Jew.” At the same protest, speakers compared a proposed EU passport reserved for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19 to Nazi racial antisemitism.

      In Germany, meanwhile, the trope had become common enough that the city of Munich last May went as far as to ban the display of mock yellow stars at anti-social distancing rallies.

      https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/03/31/kentucky-governor-leads-condemnation-of-libertarian-partys-comparison-of-vaccine-passports-with-nazi-persecution-of-jews/
      ……..
      This cheap trick gives fools like Dapto their talking points.
      It’s shameful. And it’s everywhere.

  5. Canadian Jews Remain Most Targeted for Religious Hate Crimes, Report Finds

    Jews remained by far the most targeted religious group for hate crimes in Canada, according to the Canadian government’s annual survey of police-reported hate crimes.

    The report found that there were 1,946 police-reported hate crimes in Canada in 2019, up 7 percent from a year earlier. In particular, some 608 hate crimes targeted religion, down 7 percent compared to 2018. This number, however, remains higher than those recorded before 2017, when it hit its peak at 842 incidents.

    According to the report, Jewish Canadians were targeted 296 times in 2019—a 20 percent decrease from 372 in 2018.

    Despite the decrease, attacks on Jewish Canadians still occurred on average five times per week during 2019 with Jews comprising some 50 percent of overall religious hate crimes, Muslims at 10 percent, and Catholics and other religions at 3 percent each.

    The frequency of attacks comes despite the fact that the country’s Jewish community comprises only 1 percent of the population, and yet is the target of 17 percent of all police-reported hate crimes.

    https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/03/31/canadian-jews-remain-most-targeted-for-religious-hate-crimes-report-finds/

    • TVA Falsely Claims 8,000 Jews Crossed Border in 48 Hours

      On March 26, TVA Nouvelles falsely reported that 8,000 Jews crossed the Lacolle border crossing between Quebec and New York in less than 48 hours.

      The false narrative asserted that Jews were coming in droves for Passover, and don’t plan to quarantine and were flouting pandemic restrictions. In so doing, antisemitism was stirred up due to the dissemination of this incendiary and false news report.

      TVA Nouvelles broadcast an interview with veteran TV personality Mario Dumont and Jean-Pierre Fortin, the president of the union representing custom workers at the border who said that around 8,000 people, many of them Jews, crossed the border in the past 48 hours for Passover. TVA headlined the report:

      “8,000 JUIFS EN 48 HEURES À LA FRONTIÈRE / 8,000 Jews in 48 hours at the border.”

      Of course, this claim was patently false. TVA failed to confirm the veracity of this information before broadcasting it, resulting in the Jewish community being stigmatized, singled out and scapegoated for allegedly violating pandemic rules with the potential to increase the spread of the deadly coronavirus. Naturally, this report became a lightning rod online for bigots to blame Jews for the pandemic and for allegedly putting public health at risk.

      TVA’s actions exposed Jews, an identifiable religious group, with torrents of online hatred.

      https://honestreporting.ca/tva-falsely-claims-8000-jews-crossed-border-in-48-hours/

  6. Former Celebrity Chef Turned Antisemitic Agitator Flees to Turkey to Escape German Arrest Warrant

    A former celebrity chef who turned into one of Germany’s most vocal antisemitic agitators has fled to Turkey to escape an arrest warrant issued by German authorities last week.

    Attila Hildmann – a self-described “ultra right-winger” of Turkish origin who was brought up by German adoptive parents – was widely-known in Germany for his vegan recipe books and frequent appearances on TV food programs over the previous decade.

    But with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, Hildmann became one of the leaders of the protest movement opposed to social distancing and other public health measures that has won huge support on the German far right.

    Throughout the crisis, Hildmann has used his channel on the social media platform Telegram to spread antisemitic claims about the global extent of “Jewish” and “Zionist” power among more than 120,000 followers.

    He has regularly deployed Nazi terms like “parasites” and “subhumans” to underline his accusation that the pandemic is a symptom of wider global conspiracy run by prominent Jews such as financier George Soros and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

    Hildmann has also conducted snap polls on his Telegram feed with questions such as, “Do you think Jews are a) human beings or b) lying parasites?” According to German broadcaster DW, that particular question attracted around 2,500 answers, with 60 percent of respondents choosing the second option.…

    https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/03/30/former-celebrity-chef-turned-antisemitic-agitator-flees-to-turkey-to-escape-german-arrest-warrant/

  7. Dolls hanged outside Swedish synagogue to protest Passover

    Police in Norrkoping, Sweden, are investigating after someone left a hate-filled message and a group of dolls hanging outside a synagogue there on the first day of Passover, March 28.

    According to a post from the Anti-Defamation League, the note referred to Passover being a “Jewish celebration of killing thousands of Egyptian children.” The ADL also posted a photo of some of the hanging dolls with what appeared to be red paint or markers on them.

    The ADL also noted that the neo-Nazi Nordic Resistance Movement posted the incident, including a photo taken at night that showed even more dolls hanging outside. In its tweet, the ADL said: “We urge the police to take quick action against such intimidation and harassment.”

    A local news website reported that police would patrol the synagogue during the remainder of the holiday, which continues through Sunday night. Norrkoping is about 100 miles south of Stockholm, and according to the European Jewish Congress, has a small Jewish community.

    https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/03/31/dolls-hanged-outside-swedish-synagogue-on-passover/

  8. Levinson link in Matt Gaetz drama turns up cast of Russiagate/Spygate characters – Liberty Unyielding
    J.E. Dyer
    10-12 minutes

    Levinson link in Matt Gaetz drama turns up cast of Russiagate/Spygate characters

    Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL). NBC News video

    [Note: I wrote this article on Tuesday before most sites had picked up on the connection to Robert Levinson in Matt Gaetz’s allegation about a Florida attorney. Some of it still reads as it did on Tuesday night. I couldn’t post it then due to severe browser problems, and with a window now for posting, I want to get it up rather than massage the wording further. The browser problems continue, so if I have failed to take into account what others have written about the subject, that’s why. We have yet to see where this all goes, but my principal sense at the moment is that there’s something very peculiar going on here. It might seem that both the original New York Times article and the Washington Post article referenced in the text have been published to deflect and obfuscate the issue of Justice Department leaks. The articles’ story premises don’t parse very well, and are short on substance. The WaPo article, in fact, make no sense at all. But the disclosures from it are so specific about the supposed extortioners who allegedly approached Gaetz’s father that it almost seems as if the purpose is to expose as many names as possible. – J.E.]

    In an astonishing turn of events, Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) responded to an allegation levied against in him in the New York Times on Tuesday by claiming that he is being extorted for $25 million by a Florida lawyer who is a former Justice Department official.

    The allegation against Gaetz is that he flew an underage (17-year-old) girl across state lines, in what would amount to sex-trafficking under federal law. Feel free to dwell on that point; it’s not the one that needs making in this article.

    Gaetz’s counter-claim is that, first, he has done no such thing (he has paid travel expenses for girlfriends, but denies flying a 17-year-old anywhere), and second, he is being extorted on the basis of that allegation, by what he apparently thinks is the Florida attorney and a group of people working with him. Gaetz said his father, Don Gaetz, was approached by the attorney on 16 March, and was threatened if Gaetz did not pay $25 million in hush money.

    Trending: What’s the real reason illegals are flocking to U.S. now? Here is what they say

    Gaetz says he contacted the FBI about this, and that his father in fact wore a wire to speak further with the Florida lawyer.

    https://libertyunyielding.com/2021/04/01/levinson-link-in-matt-gaetz-drama-turns-up-cast-of-russiagate-spygate-characters/

  9. Brussels April 1st 2021

    https://twitter.com/LesNews24/status/1377653120516382725

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    Brussels

    https://twitter.com/AnonymecitoyenS/status/1377670473622913029

    Police disperse thousands at Belgian April Fool’s party

    BRUSSELS — Police used teargas and water cannons on Thursday to disperse thousands of young people gathered in a Brussels park for a party in defiance of Belgium’s COVID-19 lockdown, an event that began as an April Fool’s joke on Facebook.

    Around 2,000 people showed up towards the end of a warm and sunny day to attend “La Boum” (the party) in the Bois de la Cambre park, local police said, even though the organizers had revealed days earlier that their invitation on social media was a hoax. Local media put the number of people at about 5,000.

    Hundreds of police, many in riot gear and some on horseback, broke up a knot of would-be revelers beside a lake in the park with back-up from water cannon trucks and tear gas

    more:

    https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/police-disperse-thousands-at-belgian-april-fool-s-party-1.5371702

  10. I figure it’s already posted here, but in case it’s not: Social Media platforms wiping out President Trump, even his voice.

    (Isn’t that election rigging or electoral interference? And more…)

    Facebook and Instagram have removed Donald Trump’s interview with his daughter-in-law Lara in another sign of the left-leaning Silicon Valley giant canceling the former president.

    In the interview, Trump tore into social media and the mainstream media for suppressing the Hunter Biden laptop story, he criticized President Biden’s green agenda and railed against cancel culture which he said obliterates US culture.

    It was for The Right View, Lara’s show. During the 18-minute interview, Trump also spoke about running for President again in 2024. Lara had been promoting it on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter beforehand.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9422559/Trump-signals-supporters-run-President-2024-interview.html

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      • Xi sends Chinese workers as construction crews.
        Like building ghost cities at home, the objective seems to be providing jobs to keep people busy.
        And that’s it.
        Burning money.

  12. Our second live broadcast with Brad Johnson starts Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 7:00 pm EST

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  13. Rep. Greene Introduces Proposal to Bar ‘Vaccine Passports’
    By Jack Phillips
    April 1, 2021 Updated: April 1, 2021
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    Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) introduced a proposal on April 1 that would ban COVID-19 vaccination mandates as well as so-called vaccine passports.

    The We Will Not Comply Act would ban documents that show who has been vaccinated or recently tested negative for the CCP virus. The concept of requiring certification has been rejected by pro-privacy groups such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

    Greene’s measure likely won’t be taken up by the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives, and if it is, it will be unlikely to pass. It would “prevent any business engaged in interstate commerce from discriminating against a person based on their COVID-19 vaccine status,” cut off federal funding for a vaccine mandate on employees, a vaccine mandate for students attending schools, and mandates on organizations or sport—or “any person who expresses religious objection,” according to a statement from her office.

    It would also prohibit the government from requiring a CCP virus vaccine to get a U.S. passport and “prevent Airline companies from denying someone from flying based on their COVID-19 vaccination status,” as well as “create the ability to sue if a person has been discriminated against on the basis of their vaccination status or mask compliance,” her office wrote.

    https://www.theepochtimes.com/mkt_breakingnews/congresswoman-introduces-bill-to-end-vaccine-passports_3758956.html?&utm_source=newsnoe&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-2021-04-01-3&mktids=a18bd5f59ac2c244a91f7378e590bb54

  14. Two Articles from Science X Newsletter
    APRIL 1, 2021
    Controversial test flight aimed at cooling the planet cancelled
    https://phys.org/news/2021-04-controversial-flight-aimed-cooling-planet.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

    AND
    APRIL 1, 2021
    Improving equity in the physics of medical devices
    by University of California, Los Angeles
    More health inequality: Black people are 3 times more likely to experience pulse oximeter errors
    More information: “Achieving fairness in medical devices,” Science (2021). science.sciencemag.org/cgi/doi … 1126/science.abe9195
    Ziad Obermeyer et al. Dissecting racial bias in an algorithm used to manage the health of populations, Science (2019). DOI: 10.1126/science.aax2342
    Journal information: Science
    https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-04-equity-physics-medical-devices.html?utm_source=nwletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily-nwletter

  15. Lies in the cognitive war against Israel Part 2
    The Lie of Israelis Being the New Nazis

    When SJP activists and their invited speakers demonstrate against Israel, their speech and literature is peppered with allegations about Israel’s alleged “crimes against humanity, “massacres,” genocide,” and, echoing comments by Turkey’s prime minister Tayyip Erdo?an, in their treatment of the Palestinians, Israel has demonstrated that “. . . their barbarism has surpassed even Hitler’s.”

    The Nazification of Israelis—and by extension Jews—is both breathtaking in its moral inversion and cruel in the way it makes the actual victims of the Third Reich’s horrors a modern-day reincarnation of that same barbarity, at once ahistorical, disingenuous, and grotesque in its moral and factual inaccuracy.

    What is the purpose of this grotesque campaign to transmogrify the Jewish state into the Third Reich? The insidious answer is that once Israel has been tarred with the libels of racism and Nazism, the Jewish state has been made an international outlaw, a pariah, losing its moral right to even exist—exactly, of course, what its foes have consistently sought.

    What is more troubling is that the characterization of the Israeli as Nazi is a trope now promulgated by Western elites and so-called intellectuals, including a broad contingent of academics who are complicit in, and in fact intellectual enablers of, the campaign to defame Israel by Nazifying its people and accusing Jews again as being the world’s moral and existential enemies as demonstrated by their oppression and brutality toward the ‘long-suffering Palestinians’.…

    https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/299390

    • The Far Far Left: “dhimmi, parasite, rodent, Capitalist!”
      The Far Left: “facist, racist, hate criminal, Capitalist!”
      The Left: “white acting, uncle Tom, colonialist, Capitalist!”

      They project their bile – always the same – on to anyone independent of them. They have to get their hooks into people through intimidation and fear. .Theirs, is a culture of mistrust among thieves.

      The Left are the stepping stones: a mosque in every office and Political surveillance committees on race, gender, and sex in every organization.

      They never came for the Socialists, the Socialists invited them in.

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