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Ukraine to deny consular services to draft dodgers abroad

© Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu/Getty ImagesUkrainian Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuelba
Ukrainian consular offices will not serve fighting-age men living abroad who are unwilling to risk their lives for their country's survival, Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba said on Tuesday.

Kiev's diplomatic missions in several Western nations stopped processing such service requests on Tuesday, according to multiple Ukrainian media reports. Documents that have been finalized for fighting-age Ukrainian men are being withheld, reports claim.

Kuleba confirmed in a social media post on Tuesday that he had ordered the policy change and that it is meant to encourage men to come back to Ukraine for possible call up for military service.
"How it looks like now: a man of conscription age went abroad, showed his state that he does not care about its survival, and then comes and wants to receive services from this state. It does not work this way. Our country is at war."
The order to deny consular services to all men aged 18 to 60 was first revealed by Ukrainian media on Monday. Kuleba has since described his decision as "fair" and in line with the controversial military mobilization reforms, which President Vladimir Zelensky signed into law this month. The changes include various punishments for avoiding the draft.

Yellow Vest

Quebec farmers have been protesting since December - is anyone listening?

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© THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabeQuebec farmers are protesting production costs that have doubled or tripled, as well as high interest rates that make covering expenses even harder.
On Monday morning in Sherbrooke, Que., dozens of tractors slowly rolled along a stretch of road between the regional offices of Quebec's farmers' association and the Agriculture Department a few hundred meters away.

Upset about high interest rates, growing paperwork and heavy regulatory burdens, protesting farmers have become a familiar sight across Quebec since December.

"It's pretty hard to get farmers out of their farms, because they've got so many hours to put in, but to see them going out, it means that there is really something going bad in farming right now," said Benjamin Boivin, a corn and wheat farmer in Quebec's Estrie region, east of Montreal, who was out protesting on Monday.

Comment: Meanwhile Norway's farmers have now joined the list of countries sounding the alarm: Norway's farmers join protests over poverty wages and net zero tyranny

See also: Europe is wargaming a food crisis - Bloomberg

Black Cat 2

Best of the Web: Royal Household Calvary horses bolt through London after throwing off riders off, just as Big Ben clock 'stops working'

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© Jordan Pettitt/PA via APA white horse on the loose bolt through the streets of London near Aldwych, on Wednesday Apr 24, 2024.
Something weird - and perhaps symbolic, though of what we're unsure - happened in London, UK, this morning. Media reports that two riderless military horses were seen galloping through central London at rush hour on Wednesday morning. They were caught after about two hours, local police said.

Photos and video posted on social media and by British news outlets showed the horses running along busy roads, dodging buses, taxis and other traffic.

Both were wearing saddles and bridles, with one - a white one - apparently covered in blood on its chest and forelegs.


Did 50 Nova festival survivors commit suicide? Shocking testimonial heard at Israel's Knesset

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© Yonatan Sindel/Flash90People visit the site of the Nova Music Festival massacre at Kibbutz Re'im, near the Israel-Gaza border.
'This number, which was true two months ago, may have increased since' says Guy Ben Shimon, a survivor from the Nova Music Festival, during a parliamentary hearing in Israel

Following the Hamas-led massacre at the Nova Music Festival on October 7, about fifty survivors have committed suicide, revealed Guy Ben Shimon.

Ben Shimon, a survivor of the massacre, spoke on Tuesday at a Parliamentary hearing for a State Audit Commission on the treatment of the survivors of October 7.

"Few people know, but there have been almost 50 suicides among the Nova survivors. This number, which was true two months ago, may have increased since," Ben Shimon said, emphasizing that many of his friends who escaped the massacre could not recover from what they had experienced.

Comment: Maybe the real trauma was realizing that the majority of injuries and fatalities were due to the actions of the IDF, the 'invincible' force that was supposed to protect them? An if you speak out about what you know, you will be shunned an silenced.


Best of the Web: Macron lawyers bring forward defamation trial against authors who theorized France's 'First Lady' is a man

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France's first 'First Lady' is obviously a woman. Right?
Brigitte Macron has brought forward her libel trial against Natacha Rey, who made bizarre claims that the French First lady was born a man.

The hearing has been moved from March 2025 to June 19, 2024, at the request of Macron's lawyer following Rey's claims that she was born under the name Jean-Michel Trogneux.

Since the interview with Rey, 48, on a YouTube channel at the end of 2021, lawyer Jean Ennochi said the rumours surrounding French President Emmanuel Macron's 70-year-old wife had continued to be fuelled.

Ennochi therefore requested the hearing to be sped up, as concerns around how the rumours have spread beyond France and into the United States have arisen.

He also said: 'In recent weeks, particularly internationally, via the Trumpist influencer Candace Owens, who relayed, I felt that the harm to my clients was increasing day by day'.

Comment: "Trumpist influencer"!?

Comment: And her father, according to the theory, is Brigitte Macron.

Here's the full theory translated into English.

As part of this new tack from the Elysee of 'meeting the crisis head-on', which was apparently spurred by Candace Owens bringing it to the anglosphere's attention in March, French TV is about to air a special series on France's First Lady.

Maybe it will publish, for the first time, some photos of Brigitte in her youth?


Notre Dame Cathedral renovation is almost complete

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© HOUPLINE / SIPA / action pressThe burning cathedral on the night of April 15, 2019: a national trauma
Five years after the fire at Notre-Dame, the iconic cathedral in Paris now has a roof and a tower again. The reconstruction is almost complete in what is no less than a national tour de force that has led to rare unity in a divided republic.

Comment: Perhaps, but only unity in the sense of the majority of people against the Parisian elites.

It is rare that gaps need to be closed in the sky. In this case, though, it was urgently needed. For almost five years, Parisians looked into a sad emptiness when they walked past Notre-Dame and looked up. The void reminded them of a national trauma: the evening of April 15, 2019, when smoke first rose from the Gothic building and flames then shot out of the roof.

With every catastrophe, there is a moment when the hope dies that the drama can still be averted. On that evening in April, it was the minute the glowing tower plunged into the depths. On both banks of the Seine to the left and right of the Île de la Cité, people stood and shouted, unable to believe what they were seeing.

Television stations sent images of the burning "flèche" around the world, just as they had shown the collapsing towers of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. And in November 2015, the footage of desperate people fleeing from Islamic State (IS) terrorists via windows in the Bataclan concert hall in Paris, hanging helplessly from the façade.

Comment: The ND renovation may be almost complete, but the culprits - and their handlers - remain at large.


Revealed - The documents the state didn't want you to see before the referendums

© PA Wire/PA ImagesIrish Justice Minister Helen McEntee
Documents provided to Gript under FOI show that senior officials in the Department of Justice believed that amending Article 41 of the Constitution to include non-marital families, as proposed by the Government in a recent referendum, would undermine, or even outright destroy, the ability of the State to operate an effective immigration system.

One email seen by Gript shows senior officials in the Department being told that
"The State has been able to maintain an immigration system so far precisely because Article 41 is applied to a small, tightly-defined group of people. The State will not be able to regulate immigration if this protection is applied any more widely."
In one of the two referendums held in March of this year the Government attempted to expand the definition of family in Article 41 to include non-marital families which were based on "durable relationships."

Comment: Given the dire, uncontrolled example provided by US southern border, Ireland would be smart to specify and lock its process.


Malaysia: 10 dead after navy helicopters collide mid-air during training, 3 days after similar incident with Japan's Navy

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© X/Mohd Redzuan Abdul Manap and Perak Fire and Rescue DepartmentTop right - Moments before the crash. Left and bottom right - Rescue crews at the scene.
The two helicopters crashed during training for a flyover for Malaysia's 90th Naval Day celebrations.

Ten people have died after two helicopters collided in mid-air during a rehearsal for a Royal Malaysian Navy parade.

The incident took place at the Malaysian navy's Lumut Base - 100 miles (160km) northwest of the capital Kuala Lumpur - at around 9.30am local time.

The crash involved an AW139 maritime operations helicopter, with seven crew members, and a navy Fennec, with three crew members.

"All the victims were confirmed to have died at the scene and were sent to the Lumut Base Army Hospital for the identification process," the navy said in a statement.

Comment: As noted, this comes just a few days after a similar incident in Japan; where similar manouevres were considered to be risky, and which was why they were reportedly prohibited from performing them.

So just what's causing this increase in these kinds of incidents? Failures in training? Because there have been a significant number of incidents and blunders, particularly amongst Western militaries and their allies; the experimental jabs which have been shown to cause issues during high stress situations? Sabotage? Solar activity causing interfering with the instruments?


New Delhi chokes as 65 metre 'Trash mountain' fire spreads hazardous fumes

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© GettySmoke billows from a fire that broke out at the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi on April 22, 2024.
India's capital choked on toxic fumes Tuesday, as a thick and pungent haze spread from a fire at a towering trash dump, the latest in a series of landfill blazes that authorities have struggled for years to bring under control.

Sections of the Ghazipur landfill in New Delhi burst into flames on Sunday, causing dangerous heat and methane emissions and adding to India's growing climate challenges.

Comment: This is hardly a 'climate challenge'...

By Tuesday, the blaze at the capital's largest landfill had largely been put out, but people living nearby complained of throat and eye irritation due to lingering acrid air, according to local media reports.

The cause of the fire remains unknown; landfill blazes are often triggered by combustible gases from disintegrating garbage.

Bad Guys

Best of the Web: USDA claims bird flu is spreading in cows with detections in 32 herds in 8 states, is criticized for withholding data

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© ADAM DAVIS/EPA-EFE/ShutterstockFILE: Experts say the US is not sharing as much data on the outbreak as it should.
Researchers around the world are growing more uneasy with the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (H5N1) in US dairy cows as the virus continues to make its way into new herds and states. Several experts say the US is not sharing enough information from the federal investigation into the unexpected and growing outbreak, including genetic information from isolated viruses.

To date, the US Department of Agriculture has tallied 32 affected herds in eight states: Idaho, Kansas, Michigan, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Dakota, and Texas. In some cases, the movement of cattle between herds can explain the spread of the virus. But the USDA has not publicly clarified if all the herds are linked in a single outbreak chain or if there is evidence that the virus has spilled over to cows multiple times. Early infections in Texas were linked to dead wild birds (pigeons, blackbirds, and grackles) found on dairy farms. But the USDA reportedly indicated to Stat News that the infections do not appear to be all linked to the Texas cases.

Comment: It doesn't seem as though this 'link' was proven to the be culprit, because there were other more likely routes of transmission - just 2 weeks ago it was reported: Ground-up chicken waste and excreta fed to cattle may be behind bird flu outbreak in US cows

Comment: What with the establishment's sinister track record - exemplified by the contrived coronavirus crisis, lockdowns, and experimental injections - in addition to their stated agenda to destroy farming as we know it, one would be right to be highly suspicious of this bird flu situation.

The scare has already resulted in culls of tens of millions of birds just in the US, with global biohazard restrictions on flocks - which, ironically, is known to weaken immunity - and, worryingly, MIT recently reported that an mRNA jab is in the works. A jab that when administered may remain in some form within the meat itself.

It's also notable that wild birds have been considered to be one of the primary vectors of bird flu, and with their migration patterns taking them all across the planet, 'nowhere is safe'.

Whether this will indeed be 'disease X' that the WEF & co. have been promoting remains to be seen - because smallpox also seems to be another strong contender - but one could argue that they are certainly building the case for it: