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Rand Paul staffer stabbed in brutal attack in Washington, DC

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A statement by Sen. Rand Paul confirmed on Monday that a member of his staff was viciously stabbed in broad daylight in Washington, DC over the weekend.

As per the police report, the staff member was repeatedly stabbed with a knife on the 1300 block of H St. NE.

Comment: More from the Post Millennial:
The man who apparently attacked Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) staffer on Saturday had been released from a 12-year prison sentence just one day before the attack was carried out.

Glynn Neal, the alleged attacker, was sentenced to 12 years and four months in prison in 2011 on charges of "compelling an individual to live a life of prostitution without his or her consent" and "threat to kidnap to injure a person," per Fox 5.

The report noted that Paul staffer Phillip Todd was approached by Neal on a street in Washington, DC before stabbing Todd, resulting in "life-threatening injuries," according to Paul's office.

The DC Police Department posted on Twitter, saying that the Metropolitan Police had made an arrest. The arrest was reportedly made in reference to "an Assault with Intent to Kill (Knife)."


Body-cam police footage released of trans school shooter Audrey Hale being neutralized

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The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department has released the body-worn camera footage of the heroic officers who took down 28-year-old transgender shooter Audrey Elizabeth Hale, a former Covenant School student who went by the trans name "Aiden."

In the six-minute video posted to YouTube, two points-of-view are compiled, showing the perspectives of Officer Rex Engelbert, a four-year MNPD veteran, and Officer Michael Collazo, a nine-year MNPD veteran, the officers credited with fatally shooting Hale:

Comment: See also: Nashville school shooter Audrey Hale identified as transgender and had detailed manifesto to attack Christian academy, shot and killed six people

More from the New York Post:
While Nashville Police Chief John Drake said Hale targeted the school, he noted that the victims were picked at random.

Hale was a former student at the school, according to police.

"We have a manifesto, we have some writings that we're going over that pertain to this date, the actual incident," Drake said during a press conference Monday. "We have a map drawn out of how this was all going to take place."

During the search of the shooter's home, police said, they also recovered a sawed-off shotgun and a second shotgun.

During a press conference, Drake referred to Hale by female pronouns but also said the shooter identified as transgender without providing more clarity.

The Tennessean later reported that a police spokesperson said Hale used he/him pronouns and those pronouns were listed on a LinkedIn page used by Hale.

The victims in Monday's awful attack were identified as Evelyn Dieckhaus, Hallie Scruggs and Williams Kinney, all just 9, as well as custodian Mike Hill, 61, substitute teacher Cynthia Peak, 61, and Katherine Koonce, 60, who was the school's headmaster.

Multiple vigils across the community Monday night grieved for the slain students and staffers.

At Belmont United Methodist Church, mourners prayed, sang, and lit candles as they at one point said together "we confess we have not done enough to protect" the children killed or wounded in shootings.

"We need to step back. We need to breathe. We need to grieve," said Paul Purdue, the church's senior pastor.

"We need to remember. We need to make space for others who are grieving. We need to hear the cries of our neighbors."

Yellow Vest

France's protests against Macron gov't continue despite police brutality

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The sign reads, "Ruled by parasites," Paris, France, March 28, 2023.
During the tenth day of protest against the Macron's pension reform, the spirits of the French continue to burn throughout the country.

Comment: This is actually the 15th consecutive day (give or take a day) of protests and strikes. On the 23rd of March over 3 million were in attendance.

On Tuesday, thousands of French citizens continued to stage protests against the pension reform proposal that President Emmanuel Macron persists in imposing by force.

"France is not ruled by sticks... As most people say, this is all madness," said Senator Jean-Luc Melenchon, who is also the historical leader of the leftist organization "Unsubmissive France."

He made reference to the refusal of the Macron administration to accept the "mediation" proposed by the leader of the French Democratic Confederation of Labor (CFDT), Laurent Berger, who seeks a dialogue to "find a way out" of the prevailing social crisis.


More footage of the day's events can be found at this Twitter account:

Bizarro Earth

Australia forecasts record influx of 650,000 migrants to arrive in just two years, hails surge as a tax windfall despite housing crisis

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Jim Chalmers said the sudden growth will be accounted for in the Albanese Government's second budget (pictured, Prime Minister Anthony Albanese and his partner Jodie Haydon)
Australia is set to see its biggest-ever surge of immigrants with government figures revealing 650,000 migrants are predicted to arrive this financial year and next.

The sudden population boom is likely to put even greater pressure on the national housing crisis which has seen record rent rises as too many tenants compete for too few homes.

But it will also ease workforce shortages which have caused chronic job vacancies where employers have struggled to find staff to fill positions, especially in healthcare, hospitality and tourism.

Comment: More people might be paying into the tax coffers but they also expect to see a return on those payments in the form of public services, but it doesn't sound as though the government has really factored that part into their accounting.


US Air Force admits ARRW hypersonic missile test failed

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A B-52H Stratofortress takes off from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to conduct a test of the AGM-183A Instrumented Measurement Vehicle 2 prototype.
The U.S. Air Force's March 13 test of a hypersonic weapon was "not a success," the service secretary told lawmakers Tuesday.

Frank Kendall indicated the Lockheed Martin-made AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon program may be in jeopardy. The service, he said, is "more committed to HACM [the Hypersonic Attack Cruise Missile, the service's other major hypersonic weapon program] at this point in time than we are to ARRW."

The ARRW effort "has struggled a little bit in its testing program," Kendall told the House Appropriations Committee's defense panel during a hearing on the fiscal 2024 budget request. He said an ultimate decision on whether to continue with the program could come as part of the FY25 budget process next year following a study of the failed March test and possibly two more test launches.

Comment: One wonders whether part of the reason they're even admitting these failures is to help their petition to waste even more taxpayers money on these projects that are evidently riddled with incompetence and corruption:


Coronaphobic Britain: 40% are still taking Covid tests at least once a month and wearing face masks three years after first lockdown

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Millions of Brits are still taking Covid tests and wearing masks, three years after the nation was plunged into its first lockdown.

Four in 10 people in the UK are swabbing at least once a month, exclusive polling for MailOnline reveals.

The same proportion have also worn a face covering in the past 30 days, despite mandatory mask rules being dropped last January.

Black Cat

Orwell strikes again: Agatha Christie classics latest to be rewritten for 'modern sensitivities'

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Agatha Christie
Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries have original passages reworked or removed in new editions published by HarperCollins.

Agatha Christie novels have been rewritten for modern sensitivities, The Telegraph can reveal.

Poirot and Miss Marple mysteries have had original passages reworked or removed in new editions published by HarperCollins.

The character of a British tourist venting her frustration at a group of children has been purged from a recent reissue, while a number of references to people smiling and comments on their teeth and physiques, have also been erased.

It comes after books by Roald Dahl and Ian Fleming were edited by modern publishers.

Comment: Heaven forbid a literary work be an exemplar of the time and place it was written. The woke drive to sanitize the English canon will eventually destroy it. That one might choose not to read something "offensive" never occurs to them. They have to prevent anyone else from having the choice. Grab your unexpurgated copies of Christie while you can. Or perhaps an uproar as happened with Roald Dahl's books make keep the originals available.


'As a gay teacher, I tried to help LGBT students feel included - only for them to turn on me when I failed to endorse their gender ideology'

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I had no idea I was about to find myself on the front line of the gender identity revolution playing out in our schools.
One chilly Monday morning I spotted, among the throng of pupils flooding into the playground, one of our male students standing alone, wearing a skirt.

This quiet, gentle teenager had few friends and was known to teachers at the secondary school where I taught because he had been suffering from anorexia.

I remember looking at this painfully thin, awkward 14-year-old in his ill-fitting school skirt and thinking: 'You're not a girl.'

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NPR deletes false claim that biological male athletes have no physical advantage over females

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NPR has deleted a tweet claiming that there was "limited scientific evidence of physical advantage" of male athletes over women athletes after backlash. The statement was in support of trans-identified males competing in women's sports.

"The international governing body for track and field will ban trans women athletes from elite women's competitions, citing a priority for fairness over inclusion despite limited scientific evidence of physical advantage," the now-deleted tweet read.

The tweet was republished on Sunday, with an update: "The international governing body for track and field will ban trans women athletes from elite women's competitions, citing a priority for fairness over inclusion, despite limited scientific research involving elite trans athletes."

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'I thought I would be crushed to death' - Kellie-Jay Keen on her harrowing encounter with trans activists in New Zealand

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The distressing footage from women's rights campaigner Kelly-Jay Keen's violent encounter with trans activists in Auckland has made one thing clear beyond doubt: the trans movement has a serious misogyny problem. At the weekend, Keen was pelted with tomato juice, jeered at and hounded by a crushing mob of trans activists. In the run-up to the event, she was demonised in the Australian and New Zealand media, who portrayed her as a crypto-Nazi. Attempts were made to have her visa revoked and to shut down her Let Women Speak tour. All this, because Keen campaigns for women's rights, because she does not mince her words about the need for single-sex spaces, and because she lends a platform to ordinary women who share her concerns about trans-rights activism.

Keen joined Brendan O'Neill for the latest episode of The Brendan O'Neill Show to discuss her harrowing experience in Auckland. What follows is an edited extract from their conversation. You can listen to the full episode here.


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