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DeSantis pardons Floridians facing penalties for breaking local coronavirus restrictions

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis granted pardons to Florida residents who were still facing fines and other penalties for violating pandemic orders issued by local governments. While announcing the pardons Wednesday, DeSantis said:
"This action is necessary so that we can recover, have a good transition to normal operations, and also just a recognition that a lot of this stuff was way, way overboard."
Former gym owners Mike and Jillian Carnevale also attended the clemency board meeting where the pardons were issued. They were arrested multiple times and had their business shut down over their refusal to make their members wear masks while working out. They each explained:
"I'm here today to say health and wellness has always been one of our foundational responsibilities to ourselves. It has never been the role of government to be legally and lawfully enforcing and dictating health and wellness. So, today is something I am really grateful for.

"You know, we're business owners, not criminals, so it feels really good to know I can move forward."
Mike Carnevale was reportedly arrested three times for his refusal to follow his local government's mask mandate, eventually resulting in the seizure of their business. But DeSantis said the couple did not deserve to be treated like criminals. "I just want to say, we've got to stop that. Let's focus on the real criminals."

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Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis to pardon anyone charged for defying COVID rules


Unrecognized Donbass republic claims 'irrefutable evidence' that Belarusian 'activist' Protasevich fought for neo-Nazi battalion

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Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich, detained last month after his flight was forced to land in Minsk, speaks during an interview with Belarusian state television, in this still image taken from undated video footage.
Prosecutors in the self-proclaimed Lugansk Republic (LNR) have accused Roman Protasevich, the activist who was arrested when his plane was forced to land in Minsk last month, of being part of the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion.

The LNR is an unrecognized state located in Ukraine, and has existed since the 2014 war in Donbass, when separatists unilaterally declared independence from Kiev. Founded in 2014, the Azov Battalion is an ultra-right military unit now incorporated into the National Guard of Ukraine, and is loyal to Kiev.

On Wednesday, LNR Prosecutor General Sergey Gorenko claimed that he had obtained evidence that Protasevich had taken part in the Donbass war on the side of Ukraine, fighting for the neo-Nazi militia.



Trump says Biden-Putin summit 'good day for Russia': 'We didn't get anything'

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Former President Donald Trump said Wednesday night that his successor's summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin was "a good day for Russia" and added that "I don't see what we got out of it."

"We didn't get anything. We gave a very big stage to Russia, and we got nothing," Trump told Fox News' "Hannity." "We gave up something that is unbelievably valuable. I stopped the pipeline, Nord Stream [2], and that pipeline was stopped. It was given back and nothing was gotten for it."

The Biden administration announced last month that it had waived sanctions against the Russia-owned, Switzerland-based company Nord Stream 2 AG, which is overseeing the construction of a natural gas pipeline connecting Russia and Germany under the Black Sea. Lawmakers from both parties consider Nord Stream 2 a security risk that undermines NATO and American interests by binding Germany closer to Russia and depriving Ukraine of key revenue.

Black Magic

Pathetic psychoanalyst desperate to boost his woke points: 'Whiteness' is a 'parasitic' condition with no 'permanent cure'

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Protesters wave signs during protests in front of Trump Tower in New York City
A virtue-signaling medical paper called 'On Having Whiteness' is gaining attention and getting away with horrendous racism purely because he's talking about Caucasians and not any other race.

Dr. Donald Moss' paper was published last month in the Journal of American Psychoanalytic Association. It argues that "whiteness" is a "malignant, parasitic-like condition" that comes with "perverse appetites."

"Whiteness is a condition one first acquires and then one has - a malignant, parasitic-like condition to which 'white' people have a particular susceptibility. The condition is foundational, generating characteristic ways of being in one's body, in one's mind, and in one's world," Moss writes, making sure to add that white people's "deformed appetites" most often target nonwhite people.

What is the cure for this terrible light-skin condition?



Baker fined for refusing to make transgender transition cake

Jack Phillips
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A Colorado baker who won a partial victory at the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018 for refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple violated the state's anti-discrimination law by refusing to make a birthday cake for a transgender woman, a state judge has ruled.

In Tuesday's ruling, Denver District Judge A. Bruce Jones said Autumn Scardina was denied a cake that was blue on the outside and pink on the inside to celebrate her gender transition on her birthday because of her transgender status in violation of the law. While Jack Phillips said he could not make the cake because of its message, Jones said the case was about a refusal to sell a product, not compelled speech.

He pointed out that Phillips testified during a trial in March that he did not think someone could change their gender and he would not celebrate "somebody who thinks that they can."


China disease expert says COVID-19 origins probe should shift to U.S.

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A senior Chinese epidemiologist said the United States should be the priority in the next phase of investigations into the origin of COVID-19 after a study showed the disease could have been circulating there as early as December 2019, state media said on Thursday.

The study, published this week by the U.S. National Institutes for Health (NIH), showed that at least seven people in five U.S. states were infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, weeks before the United States reported its first official cases.

A China-World Health Organization (WHO) joint study published in March said COVID-19 most likely originated in the country's wildlife trade, with the virus passing into humans from bats via an intermediary species.

Light Saber

UK union boss: Many care workers would rather quit than be forced to take Covid vaccine

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More than a third of care staff will consider quitting if they are forced to have a compulsory coronavirus vaccine, a union has warned.

GMB said that the move, which is being considered by the Government, was an attempt to "strongarm" care workers into taking the jab.

Under the plans, care home staff in England who work with older people would be required to get the jab or risk losing their jobs. They will reportedly have 16 weeks to get vaccinated.


Mao's Cultural Revolution has arrived in America

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A small group of Chinese youth walk past several dazibao, revolutionary placards, in February 1967 in downtown Beijing, during the "Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution."
From 1966 to 1976, Chinese society suffered under what we now call the Cultural Revolution.

The Cultural Revolution, previously known as the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, was a multifaceted affair undergirded by a vicious, fanatical campaign to destroy the "Four Olds."

In 1971, The New York Times described the campaign thusly:
"One of the early objectives of the Cultural Revolution in China ... was to wipe out the 'four olds' — old things, old ideas, old customs, and old habits.

"The 'four olds' had already suffered setbacks in the years of Communist rule preceding the Cultural Revolution, but the Maoist leadership tried to use the new revolutionary upsurge launched in 1966 to eliminate them completely.

"In the turbulent years from 1966 to 1968, what remained of old religious practices, old superstitions, old festivals, old social practices such as traditional weddings and funerals, and old ways of dress were violently attacked and suppressed. Visual evidences of old things were destroyed, and there was an orgy of burning of old books and smashing of old art objects."

Comment: Forewarned is forearmed. More on the background of this pernicious mind virus:


New York lifts remaining COVID-19 restrictions after reaching experimental shot goal

Governor Andrew Cuomo
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that all remaining COVID-19 restrictions "would be relaxed as of today" after the state reached its goal of vaccinating 70% of the adult population, but mask-wearing would remain in effect for some. Effective immediately, businesses in the state will no longer have to follow social distancing rules or limit how many people are allowed inside, Cuomo said at his press conference from the World Trade Center in Manhattan.

However, masks will still be required in schools, subways, large venues, homeless shelters, hospitals, nursing homes, jails and prisons.

"Today New York State reached our goal of 70% adult vaccination," Cuomo's account tweeted during the press conference. "That means we can return to life as we know it. Effective immediately, state-mandated COVID restrictions are lifted across commercial and social settings."

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The super-woke self-police: Waitrose Market virtue signals by removing 'racist' kaffir leaves from its spice shelf following a total of ZERO complaints

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Shoppers visit a Waitrose supermarket in Frimley, south west of London on March 29, 2020.
Waitrose, a supermarket temple for the UK's middle class, has chosen to rebrand 'Kaffir lime leaves' in case they cause offence to South Africans, even though no one has bothered to complain. Warning: may contain woke ingredients.

I am going to have to be quick here, because I'm in a bit of a panic. I have a load of cookbooks to censor or ditch after finding out my bookshelf and spice rack are totally racist, and could see my Saffer neighbours report me for hate speech unless I atone for my thoughtlessness.

Thanks, Waitrose. Thanks for flagging the vicious casual racism that shelters in kitchens nationwide under the guise of crab, mango, lime and chilli salad and those other multi-ingredient Southeast Asian dishes that make your eyes water and mouth go numb.

Comment: It appears the crazy has no bottom.

From the decree that 'black' should be capitalized when describing a person (but not 'white'), to changing names of decades-old beloved sports teams, to the insane arguments that a movie cast 100% with people of color doesn't represent enough shades of melanin, it's clear the mind virus of woke is overtaking the mush-brained majority.