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Cork-based nuns breach Covid guidelines to attend exorcism of the Dáil

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Sr Irene Gibson and Sr Anne Marie attended the exorcism on December 8 at a time when inter-county travel was banned.
A pair of nuns who have so far raised over €77,000 in crowdfunding after being ordered to leave a site in West Cork broke Covid guidelines to attend an exorcism of the Dáil before Christmas.

Mother Irene Gibson, of a group called the Carmelite Sisters of the Holy Face of Jesus, has been ordered to leave the compound at Corran South near the village of Leap in West Cork by next June.

That followed a 2019 conviction for breaching planning regulations in relation to the premises which she set up as a religious retreat in 2016.

Comment: Welcome to the age of the tattle tail press.


CPAC cancels musician Young Pharaoh, who said Judaism is a lie

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Young Pharaoh, a speaker who was originally scheduled to speak at the 2021 CPAC.
The Conservative Political Action Conference has scrapped musician Young Pharaoh's appearance at its annual conference over a report that he called Judaism a "complete lie" and said it was "made up for political gain," it was revealed Monday.

The Buffalo, New York-based artist, who has also propagated QAnon conspiracy theories and falsely claimed COVID-19 vaccines will "alter your DNA," previously called Jewish people "thieving fake Jews," Media Matters reported.

He also claimed that "all the censorship" and "pedophilia on social media is being done by Israeli Jews" and wrote Big Tech companies, the media and social media platforms are controlled by the Chinese Communist Party and Israel "through Jewish CEO[s]."

Comment: The irony of cancelling Pharaoh's appearance at the "America Uncancelled" event is rather on the nose.

More from RT:
Pharaoh was slated for a late Sunday time slot, typically a lull in the yearly CPAC event, though his appearance would have come just an hour before that of former President Donald Trump.

While it is unclear exactly what prompted the decision, CPAC's announcement followed a story in Media Matters chronicling some of Young Pharaoh's more hot-button statements, including his description of Judaism a "complete lie," arguing that "Israeli Jews" are responsible for "censorship and pedophilia on social media" as well as a number of conspiracy-minded claims about Covid-19 and vaccines.


Though many netizens found it ironic that an event themed around opposition to cancel culture had canceled one of its speakers, others wondered why the lecturer was invited in the first place, especially given that his comments were not kept secret and aren't difficult to find on his Twitter handle.

Some users joked that a "hotep-MAGA alliance" would simply be "too powerful" and had to be stopped - referring to a broad Afrocentric movement that often combines black nationalism with new age spiritual views and unorthodox historical claims about Egypt and the ancient Israelites, in line with much of Pharaoh's commentary. Podcaster and YouTuber Uncle Hotep, meanwhile, accused CPAC of deliberately stirring up a scandal to generate attention for itself.

Stock Down

UK unemployment hits five-year high

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The ONS data showed the UK employment rate for the three months to December was 75 per cent, 1.5 percentage points lower than a year earlier
The unemployment rate rose to 5.1 per cent last month - a five-year high - as Covid continued to inflict damage on the UK economy, new figures show.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the jobless rate was up 0.4 percentage points on the previous quarter and up 1.3 percentage points on a year earlier.

Around 1.74 million people were unemployed in the three months to December, up 454,000 from the same period in 2019.

The unemployment rate now sits at the highest level since the autumn of 2015 - and saw the biggest annual rise since the financial crisis.

In a sliver of good news, the ONS said there were 83,000 more people in payrolled employment in January compared with December - the second consecutive monthly increase - but this was still down 726,000 since the start of the pandemic.

Comment: See also:


The Vaccine (Dis)Information War

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So, good news, folks! It appears that GloboCap's Genetic Modification Division has come up with a miracle vaccine for Covid! It's an absolutely safe, non-experimental, messenger-RNA vaccine that teaches your cells to produce a protein that triggers an immune response, just like your body's immune-system response, only better, because it's made by corporations!

OK, technically, it hasn't been approved for use — that process normally takes several years — so I guess it's slightly "experimental," but the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency have issued "Emergency Use Authorizations," and it has been "tested extensively for safety and effectiveness," according to Facebook's anonymous "fact checkers," so there's absolutely nothing to worry about.

This non-experimental experimental vaccine is truly a historic development, because apart from saving the world from a virus that causes mild to moderate flu-like symptoms (or, more commonly, no symptoms whatsoever) in roughly 95% of those infected, and that over 99% of those infected survive, the possibilities for future applications of messenger-RNA technology, and the genetic modification of humans, generally, is virtually unlimited at this point.

Comment: See also: One-Third of Deaths Reported to CDC After COVID Vaccines Occurred Within 48 Hours of Vaccination


Dutch restaurant group suing state over Covid closures, warns industry is on brink of bankruptcy with no end to lockdown in sight

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A restaurant in Amsterdam
The Netherlands' largest restaurant association has said it will sue the Dutch state in a bid to get the government to drop its ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, due to their devastating impact on the hospitality sector.

Koninklijke Horeca Nederland (KHN) said on Monday it was taking legal action based on the fact that the government has not provided epidemiological evidence for the restrictions that have forced the industry to close.

KHN has also criticized a lack of state financial support for restaurateurs and the government's failure to announce an exit plan for the current shutdown. The amount the association is seeking through the lawsuit has not been disclosed.

The association's chairman, Rober Willemsen, said he was "deeply disappointed" in the government and its decision to uphold the current measures, warning that the "catering industry is going to hell."


Suffolk/USA Today poll: Nearly half of GOP would leave for Trump party

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Former President Donald Trump
Former President Donald Trump does not just lead the Republican Party still, he ostensibly owns it, according to the latest Suffolk University-USA Today poll released Sunday.

By a near 2-to-1 margin, Republicans would leave the GOP to follow former President Donald Trump to a third party.
Brandon Keidl, 27, Republican small-business owner from Milwaukee told USA Today after being polled.:
"We feel like Republicans don't fight enough for us, and we all see Donald Trump fighting for us as hard as he can, every single day. But then you have establishment Republicans who just agree with establishment Democrats and everything, and they don't ever push back."
The poll found 46% of Republicans would follow Trump to a new party, compared to just 26% that would stay with the GOP and remainder undecided. A majority of Trump voters (54%) are more loyal to the candidate than the party (34%). Just 19% believed Republicans should turn away from Trump and remain loyal to establishment Republicans.

There is also "a seismic shift in the landscape of trusted news sources for conservatives in the country," according to Suffolk University Political Research Center Director David Paleologos.

Comment: Political parties pay for packaging and calculated rhetoric to sway public choice, not fulfillment. It is stale and it stinks. We could use some fresh political air.

Red Flag

Foreign student who attended college in Michigan and returned to Taiwan in 2004 received absentee ballot application

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Michigan’sDemocrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson
Non-citizen's name STILL remains on "qualified voter" list

The state of Michigan has suffered a huge black eye following the incompetent handling of the 2020 elections by Michigan's radical Democrat Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson.

Last year, with no congressional approval, Michigan's Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson made the unilateral decision to mail absentee ballot applications to 7.7 million addresses in Michigan, hiding behind the COVID pandemic as an excuse to do what Democrats have been trying to do for decades — normalize no ID mail-in voting.

Comment: Michigan seems to want to give Pennsylvania a run for most corrupt electoral elections.


Mother of Officer Sicknick confirms media got cause of death wrong: 'He wasn't hit on the head'

The mother of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick said in an interview with Daily Mail that her son was not beaten with a fire extinguisher, but likely suffered a stroke.

"He wasn't hit on the head no. We think he had a stroke, but we don't know anything for sure," Gladys Sicknick said. "We'd love to know what happened."

Shortly after the Capitol Hill riot on Jan 6, The New York Times reported, based on anonymous sources, that Sicknick was beaten to death with a fire extinguisher.

"[Pro]-Trump supporters... overpowered Mr Sicknick, 42, and struck him in the head with a fire extinguisher according to two law enforcement officials," the paper wrote. They have since issued a correction to the story weeks later.

The report was picked up uncritically by other major news outlets, who did not bother to confirm the legitimacy of the Times' reporting. The story of him being beaten with a fire extinguisher was even presented as fact in former President Donald Trump's second impeachment trial.

2 + 2 = 4

New Hampshire Senate votes 24-0 to force the state to perform audit of Windham, New Hampshire November 3rd elections

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As we previously reported at The Gateway Pundit —

A recent hand recount in the Rockingham District 7 NH House Race in Windham, New Hampshire, found that the Dominion-owned voting machines shorted EVERY REPUBLICAN by roughly 300 votes.

Via Facebook

The Dominion machine counted results were wrong for all 4 Republicans in Windham by almost exactly 300 votes.

Dominion Voting Systems owns the intellectual property of the AccuVote machines used in New Hampshire.

Earlier this month we spoke with Dr. David Strang M.D., the Belknap County Republican Committee State Committee Member, for the New Hampshire GOP.

David told The Gateway Pundit that the Republican candidates in Windham had 6% of their total votes removed by the Dominion-owned voting machines.

According to Dr. Strang, these same Dominion-owned machines are used in 85% of the towns in New Hampshire.

Comment: Due to overwhelming Zoom requests, the meeting was postponed. Ken Eyring over at Granite Grok has some misgivings, however:
The current Bill authorizes the AG's office and the Secretary of State to perform the audit. However, I believe their positions have been compromised by showing their predispositions to dismiss our concerns regarding the largest unexplained machine count vs. hand count election results discrepancy in the history of NH.
The Bill DOES NOT mandate an audit of all ballots, NOR an audit of all races. In essence, it authorizes the Secretary of State to perform a MEANINGLESS audit of the Windham November general election. Are you kidding me???

The foxes will guard the hen house with legislative cover. That's nonsense. This is America! A Constitutional Republic! A nation of laws!

With those disturbing thoughts in mind... Windham - and not the State - must perform the audit on our town's voting machines. Sadly, I believe this approach will be the only way to determine the reason(s) for the largest unexplained election discrepancy in the history of our state. I believe there is no other alternative - and that Windham must insist on it - or there will forever be unanswered questions and a justifiable lack of confidence in our election process.
The meeting will now take place on March 1.

Star of David

Tide turning: Strong majority of foreign policy experts say Israel/Palestine is 'akin to apartheid'

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Shibley Telhami
52 percent of Middle East scholars say the two-state solution is no longer possible. 59 percent say the current reality is "akin to apartheid."

Last week Shibley Telhami and Marc Lynch released a survey of nearly 1300 Middle East scholars that found that by large majorities they regard the reality in Israel/Palestine as "akin to apartheid" and think the two-state solution is dead.
Perhaps the starkest finding of the survey is the collective assessment of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A strong majority, 59%, describes the current reality for Israel and the Palestinians as "a one-state reality akin to apartheid."
Here are the key questions and results. Likelihood of a two-state "outcome"
a) It's no longer possible 52%
b) It's possible and probable within the next ten years 6
c) It's possible, but improbable within the next ten years 42

Comment: Is this now statistical confirmation of what has been for years, unacknowledged public opinion?