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War is peace, segregation is ‘diversity’? A Chicago mayor banning white reporters proves the US has entered dangerous territory

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In an effort to ‘break up the status quo’ in the press corps, Mayor Lori Lightfoot banned reporters, based on their skin color, from conducting interviews with her. Lightfoot has abused her powers before the people.

The sheer audacity of the US progressives, who have been on a crusade to stamp out any and all manifestations of ‘systemic racism’ and ‘white supremacy’ in the United States, could not have prepared anyone for the shocking display of bigotry committed by none other than the leader of Chicago, America’s third-most populous city.

On the second anniversary of her imperial rein, Mayor Lightfoot, flying the tricolor of “Inclusivity, Diversity and Equity,” boldly crossed the racist Rubicon, laying bare her total disregard, if not disgust, for that pale-faced tribe of natives that makes up almost 50 percent of Chicago’s population of 2.7 million, and over 70 percent of the national total. Yes, you guessed it. The white Caucasian race, that, overnight, has become the scapegoat for every single headache now plaguing the nation.

“I ran to break up the status quo that was failing so many. That isn’t just in City Hall,” Lightfoot wrote in a tweet that looks set not to age well. “It’s a shame that, in 2021, the City Hall press corps is overwhelmingly White in a city where more than half of the city identifies as Black, Latino, AAPI [Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders], or Native American.”
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Flip-flopping Fauci's ridiculous idea of masking children proves he's completely lost touch with reality

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At a time when the US urgently needs a trusted voice of authority in the fight against Covid, it has instead received a smooth-talking snake oil salesman hawking politically tainted advice to an unsuspecting public.

Despite my best efforts to resist such sentiments, there is something bizarrely likeable about Anthony Stephen Fauci, 80, who serves as the chief medical adviser to the US president. And judging by his amazing staying power, millions of other Americans seem to feel the very same way.

Fauci comes off as the charismatic uncle who’s always the center of attention at the dinner table with stories so fantastic that you want to believe they are true. It’s that sort of mesmeric charm that could explain why this man has been so successful at sweet-talking America into medically-induced bondage for the next year, or decade, or maybe even forever? Who knows? Certainly not Anthony Fauci, that’s for sure – the man who has turned flip-floppiness into a veritable field of science.

For example, who else but Washington’s famous Covid guru could have convinced Americans, already at their wits’ end over lockdowns, social distancing and an infernal mask regime, to roll up their sleeves for a vaccine, while also telling them it will do nothing to free them from lockdowns, social distancing and the infernal mask regime? To be perfectly blunt, selling that ‘used car’ to the public would require some superhuman bulls**tting abilities, with which Fauci seems to be inordinately endowed.
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Snow job! SolarWinds ‘Russian hack’ story proves the media writes US foreign policy, not the White House

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As incoming nominees of a future Biden administration have stopped short in naming a culprit in the SolarWinds hack, the media – playing judge, jury and executioner – has levelled blame on the usual suspect.

Did anyone actually believe that Russia would escape a major US election season without a ceremonial tarring and feathering by the media? It’s almost as though frantic journalists, unable to sell the ‘Trump Beats Biden with Kremlin Collusion’ narrative, have dreamt up this latest work of pulp fiction to keep the ball of ‘Russian villainy’ bouncing into the next US administration. Heaven forbid if the media just sat by and let protracted peace break out between Washington and Moscow.

So when SolarWinds – a software platform that counts among its clients the Pentagon, State Department, Justice Department, and the National Security Agency – suffered an alleged hack, the Washington Post jumped on the evil Russia connection faster than Ian Fleming. 

“The Russian hackers… breached email systems,” wrote Ellen Nakashima and Craig Timberg in the Post without offering a stitch of evidence (Timberg, readers may recall, is the journalist who relied on a shady outfit known as PropOrNot to report, wrongly, that some 200 news outlets were peddling Russian-inspired “fake news.”). Quoting those always handy “people who spoke on the condition of anonymity,” the tag team claimed that the “scale of the Russian espionage operation appears to be large.”
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California is the Grinch killing Christmas, small businesses, and maybe even the Democratic Party

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Governor Gavin Newsom has locked down California as though a tropical storm were about to make landfall. Yet the ‘safety’ measures mostly target the ‘small guy’, and this hypocrisy could be the Democratic Party’s undoing.

Residents of America’s largest state once took pride in the maxim that commanded “as goes California, so goes the country.” Today those words sound more like a curse than the promise it once held. But it didn’t have to be that way.

Gavin Newsom, resembling a Roman consul drunk on power on the edges of empire, has announced stay-at-home measures that may ultimately prove deadlier than the pandemic it was meant to halt. Here are just some of the businesses his regime has ordered shuttered: hair salons and barbershops; personal care services; movie theaters; wineries, bars, breweries and distilleries; family entertainment centers and amusement parks.

Newsom’s rules dictate that retail outlets must operate at no more than 20 percent capacity, while restaurants are only allowed to provide take-out service. Religious services, in a throwback to more pagan times, must be held outdoors, amongst the trees and furry creatures. The governor says the measures were necessary as hospital intensive care unit availability dropped below 15 percent.
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Americans are free to vote Trump out of office, but they may be stuck with Soros forever – whether or not they like him

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George Soros had some tough words for Donald Trump, calling him “dangerous” and willing to do “anything to stay in power.” But what about the financier himself, who operates across the globe outside of democratic due process?

The life of the billionaire financier seems to be one long battle against the purported enemies of the "open society" – a controversial concept popularized by Karl Popper, a Vienna-born philosopher who wrote "The Open Society and Its Enemies." Chief among his sworn adversaries is Trump, whose "Make America Great Again" campaign calls for, among other things, a wall constructed on the US-Mexico border and less reliance on foreign factory workers.   

On the occasion of his 90th birthday this week, Soros sat down for an interview with the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, in which he expressed some strident views about the US president.
'I’m confident that Trump will turn out to be a transitory phenomenon, hopefully ending in November,' Soros remarked. 'But he remains very dangerous. He’s fighting for his life and he’ll do anything to stay in power, because he’s violated the Constitution in many different ways and if he loses the presidency, he will be held accountable.'
For anyone who has followed the trajectory of Soros’s lengthy career, those remarks will probably come across as self-serving and hypocritical.
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An Unforgettable Liberal Romance: When Covid-19 Lockdown Meets Cancel Culture

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The Liberal obsession with shutting down everything in the name of political correctness is undoubtedly insane, but now that the ideology has been poison-tipped with a not-so-deadly virus, America is becoming an increasingly unrecognizable, uninhabitable place.

It’s not every day when a grown man drops heavy tears onto his keyboard in an unexpected wave of emotion; it’s even rarer when he admits to it. But it happened this week.

Perhaps as a form of escapism from the madness that is steadily encroaching upon every single human activity, I foolishly clicked onto an article about a brawl that broke out during a baseball game between the Oakland A’s and the Houston Astros. Certainly here would be a nice dose of raw, unfiltered reality without the incessant virtue signaling insanity, right? Judge for yourself.

After getting hit by a pitch for the third time in as many games, Oakland A’s player Ramon Laureano decided he had had enough and charged the Astros dugout. These delightful displays of toxic masculinity, when both teams clear the benches and smack each other around for a few harmless minutes, have been a regular part of baseball, the ‘national pastime,’ since its inception.
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Letters From Melbourne, a ‘Ghost Town Police State’ Under Brutal Covid Lockdown

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The citizens of Australia’s second most populous city are suffering under the harshest lockdown conditions of all Western democracies. Their voices need to be heard.

In the last several weeks, Melbourne has introduced shockingly draconian anti-Covid measures, imposed on the metropolis of some 5 million souls. What tragedy was responsible for spurring officials to leap into action? To blame was a fractional uptick in the number of coronavirus deaths – seven to be exact, and all involving citizens above the age of 70 years old.

The media jumped on the “new single-day record in Victoria,” which brought the state death toll to 56. I repeat, 56, and the overwhelming majority of those cases involved elderly people in nursing facilities, some of which are under investigation for their handling of patients. While it goes without saying that elderly lives matter, do seven elderly deaths really warrant the shutdown of one of Australia’s busiest cities?
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Black Lives Matter protests win medical approval, but not Trump rallies. Is Covid-19 a card-carrying Democrat?

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As Donald Trump prepares for his first political rally in months, Liberals are hand-wringing over the event, saying it will be a coronavirus “super spreader.” Where were such fears just days ago, amid massive anti-police protests?

Oh, what a difference a Black Lives Matter protest, and a Trump political rally in an election year, can make.

As destructive as the Black Lives Matter (BLM) and Antifa protests may have been, they did carry, for one faint moment, a silver lining: America seemed to be getting back to normal, so to speak, as tens of thousands broke quarantine and took to the streets – many without the de-rigueur masks or social distancing – to protest the tragic death of George Floyd through the actions of a white cop.

Amid the ensuing mayhem, Covid-19 was dropped in the back of the media fridge like yesterday’s leftovers as “racism in America” now topped the menu. Suddenly, the joyless days of mask-wearing, social-distancing and shelter-at-home measures looked to be on the wane.
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Is Washington Preparing the Groundwork for a Maidan Scenario in Venezuela?

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Venezuela is home to the largest oil deposits in the world, which makes the political stakes involved much higher than they would be otherwise. Enter Juan Guaidó, Washington’s puppet leader in Caracas, who will be attempting to rally the country against legitimate (i.e., democratically elected by the people) President Nicolas Maduro next month.

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has announced that April 6 will kick off a nationwide "tactical actions" as part of the so-called Operation Freedom protests, which are designed to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

"On April 6 will be the first tactical actions of the # Operation Freedom across the country," Guaidó declared over Twitter this week. "That day we must be ready, prepared and organized, with the Aid and Freedom Committees already formed. The rescue of Venezuela is in our hands!"

Is this the start of Maidan 2.0?

But first, who is Juan Guaidó? That’s a questioning worth pondering momentarily because just a few months ago, the overwhelming majority of Venezuelans – 81 percent of the population – had never heard of the young man before. That all changed when Guaidó, 35, was awakened by a phone call from none other than US Vice President Mike Pence.
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Faith No More: America’s Trust in Mainstream Media Hits Rock Bottom

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Gone are the days when US consumers looked to the nightly news and print media as a trusted source of information, and especially if they hold conservative views, according to a new poll by the Columbia Journalism Review.

Things are going from bad to worse for the US legacy media as its trust credentials have reached an all-time new low, as if that were possible. It has even achieved a lower trust rating than lawyers and members of Congress.

The introduction to the CJR poll provided the following ominous opening: "For decades, we’ve known that Americans don’t trust the press. What we haven’t known is how people view the makings of journalism, from the use of fact checkers and anonymous sources to the question of whether money skews journalistic decision-making. This new national poll for CJR answers those questions, and points to how big the trust gap remains."

Indeed, the cynicism on the street should have every mainstream media purveyor in a state of absolute panic.

In one particular finding, it was revealed that many news consumers believe that reporters, seemingly in an effort to push forward with a political agenda, are too quick to run with a story before knowing all of the facts. This has never been more true before than in the Trump era where anything goes, so long as it trashes conservatives.
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