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No vaccine, no rescue? Confusion after St. Vincent PM says only those with Covid jab can flee VOLCANO on cruise ships

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Ash and smoke billow as the La Soufriere volcano erupts in Kingstown, St. Vincent, April 9, 2021
As a volcanic eruption cast a pall of ash over the Caribbean island of St. Vincent, tens of thousands fled - but eyebrows were raised after the island nation's PM said they weren't going anywhere without a Covid shot.

The La Soufriere volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of St. Vincent erupted on Friday, sending a column of ash 10km into the sky. With some 16,000 people living in the 'red zone' near the volcano, the authorities had been scrambling to put together evacuation plans in the hours leading up to the blast.

Comment: Tweets from those on the ground seem to confirm it.


Over half of people in England live in areas with almost no new Covid cases, yet restrictions continue

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© The Telegraph
Many areas across England have now gone months without enough Covid cases to justify the publication of their data, as the Prime Minister is urged to honour his pledge of following "data not dates". The Telegraph has the story.

Comment: But all that power . . . .


Texas man charged with planning to blow up Amazon data center in Virginia

The FBI arrested a Texas man Thursday on charges of hatching a plan to blow up an Amazon data center in Virginia.

Seth Aaron Pendley, 28, of Wichita Falls was taken into custody Thursday after receiving what he thought was a bomb from a like-minded person, but it was actually a dud provided by an FBI undercover employee.

Comment: It looks like the FBI has finally moved on from entrapping low-intelligence "Islamic terrorists" to low-intelligence "domestic terrorists."

Court documents say Pendley came to the FBI's attention after agents received a tip that he was posting alarming statements on a forum popular with militia groups, mymilitia.com. He began communicating through an encrypted messaging app with another person, who told the FBI that Pendley planned to use plastic explosives to attack the tech company's data centers "to kill about 70% of the internet."

The FBI says he told the undercover operative that he wanted to attack the data centers because he thought they served the FBI, CIA and other federal agencies.


Wisconsin Supreme Court: State election commission should not purge 'movers' off voter rolls

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Wisconsin lock boxes with ballots stored in a guarded room prior to recount last November
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the state elections commission should not remove voters from voting rolls who might have moved residences.

In a 5-2 decision, the high court ruled that state law authorizes municipal election officials rather than the state election commission to change an individual's registration status. Writing for the court, Judge Brian Hagedorn said that while state law "requires that the registration status be changed for those who move out of their municipality, it gives this responsibility to municipal election officials, not to the [state] Commission."

The dissent argued that voter role maintenance falls within the purview of the election commission under state law.

"Applying the legislature's plain language, to 'maintain' the official registration list means [Wisconsin Election Commission] must ensure its accuracy," Justice Rebecca Bradley wrote. "An interpretation that permits WEC to escape its statutory obligation to ensure the accuracy of the voter rolls would be absurd."

The ruling puts an end to a legal fight that began in November 2019, when the conservative Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed suit against the state commission on behalf of three Wisconsin voters, arguing that it had violated state law by allowing voter registrations at old addresses to remain active beyond 30 days.

Comment: There is no reason for this that isn't shady.

Gold Seal

Good Samaritan: Pilot flies family kicked off Southwest flight over face mask to Austin

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© The Harvey Family
Erik Harvey's 18-minute-long Facebook video on their experience received over 1,000 views. One of those viewers included an old family friend named James Peck who is also a pilot
A Denver family got a flight on a private plane after being kicked off a Southwest flight to Austin because their toddler was not wearing his mask.

A family posted a Facebook video after they were kicked off their flight to Austin because their two-year-old child was not wearing his mask. A local pilot who heard the Harvey family's story and stepped up to help with his private plane.

Erik Harvey, his wife Michelle, and their two-and-a-half-year-old son Jackson were all set to fly from Denver to Austin through Southwest Airlines on April 1st. Being very aware of the federal mask mandate for all flight customers over the age of 2, the Harvey family knew they had to get their son used to wearing his mask before their departure.

Comment: The mask nazis seem particularly concentrated in the airline industry: Sometimes sense prevails:

Flight attendant kicked off flight after demanding that eating toddler must wear mask

Gold Coins

BLM co-founder and purported Marxist, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, goes on shopping spree buying up several homes

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As protests broke out across the country in the name of Black Lives Matter, the group's co-founder went on a real estate-buying binge, snagging four high-end homes for $3.2 million in the US alone, according to property records.

Patrisse Khan-Cullors, 37, also eyed property in the Bahamas at an ultra-exclusive resort where Justin Timberlake and Tiger Woods both have homes, The Post has learned. Luxury apartments and townhouses at the beachfront Albany resort outside Nassau are priced between $5 million and $20 million, according to a local agent.

The self-described Marxist last month purchased a $1.4 million home on a secluded road a short drive from Malibu in Los Angeles, according to a report. The 2,370 square-foot property features "soaring ceilings, skylights and plenty of windows" with canyon views. The Topanga Canyon homestead, which includes two houses on a quarter acre, is just one of three homes Khan-Cullors owns in the Los Angeles area, public records show.

Comment: It's obvious she's pocketing quite a lot of money from the BLM network for herself. I guess her Marxist ideological beliefs surely won't allow her to own several homes, some in very afluent neightbourhoods, but evil capitalism sure as heck will! See also:

Bad Guys

Top Whitmer aide's Florida trip stirs controversy as governor 'requests' more restrictions

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© Office Of The Governor Of Michigan/The Detroit News
Chief Operating Officer Tricia Foster speaks during a press conference in Lansing, Wednesday, January 13, 2020
A few days after Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she was worried about the COVID-19 dangers of Michiganians traveling to Florida, one of her top aides posted photos of herself traveling there.

Tricia Foster, the governor's chief operating officer, posted photos on Facebook of her family vacationing in Siesta Key south of Tampa earlier this week.

The photos, which have since been removed, were captured by Breitbart News and posted in a story Friday on its website. The story also shows screenshots of Foster's comments about the trip, which were obtained by The Detroit News.

Eye 2

Acceptable racism - Harvard doctors want whites put last in priority for hospital admissions

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(L) Dr. Michelle Morse (R) Dr. Bram Wispelwey
A pair of Ivy League medics want their hospital to give preference to racial minorities, based on the hateful doctrine of Critical Race Theory. With lives on the line, why does every elite institution encourage this insanity?

Bram Wispelwey and Michelle Morse teach at Harvard Medical School, and practice at Brigham and Women's Hospital. They're educated, they're accomplished, and they're flaming racists.

Last month they published an article in the Boston Review calling on the hospital to give "cash transfers and discounted or free care" to "black and latinx" patients, and to prioritize these patients for cardiology admissions, presumably over white people. Given that minorities have historically received poorer cardiological care than whites, the two doctors feel that the best way to redress the imbalance is to embrace the "antiracist agenda" of woke charlatans like Ibram Kendi, and turn the tables on whitey.

Comment: Well said Mr. Dockery!

Cardboard Box

Pandemic and hunger force thousands into sex work in Mexico

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Transgender sex worker Geraldine wearing cat make-up, sits on her usual corner as she waits for clients outside the Revolution subway station, in Mexico City, Saturday, March 13, 2021. Geraldine, 30, a sex worker since age 15, says many of her regular clients have stopped coming amid the coronavirus pandemic and that seeing new clients presents new health and security risks. She is most concerned about the risk of bringing COVID-19 home to her partner, who has diabetes.
Hardships caused by the coronavirus pandemic have forced former sex workers in Mexico back into the trade years after they left, made it more dangerous and reduced some to having sex in cars or on sidewalks for lack of available hotels.

Claudia, who like most of the sex workers interviewed asked to be identified only by her first name, had stopped working the streets a decade ago after she married one of her former clients. But when her husband lost his job early in the pandemic, the couple fell four months behind on rent for their apartment.

The only solution Claudia saw was to go back to working the streets.

"It was an income in order to eat, to pay the rent we owe," said Claudia, who now owes only one month back rent. "It is hard to come back and see so many of my fellow workers from the old days, my era, going back to do the same thing ... to see all the problems out there."

Laura, a 62-year-old transgender woman who began working Mexico City's streets 40 years ago, wages a daily battle to stay housed. If she gets a client that day, she can perhaps afford a cheap hotel room for the night. If she doesn't, she sleeps on the street.


This economic depression has left very deep financial scars all over America

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The last 12 months have been pure hell for the U.S. economy. According to Oxxford Information Technology, approximately 4 million U.S. businesses permanently closed their doors in 2020. We have never seen that many businesses wiped out in such a short period of time in the entire history of our country. Meanwhile, we have seen a tsunami of unemployment that has been absolutely unprecedented. More than 70 million new claims for unemployment benefits have been filed during the pandemic, and the number of new claims each week continues to hover at a level that is about three times as high as we witnessed before the pandemic. Currently, the Economic Policy Institute is telling us that "25 million American workers are either unemployed, underemployed or have pulled out of the workforce entirely". This economic depression has already been extremely painful, and many experts believe that a whole lot more economic pain is still on the horizon.

If you are doing well in this economic environment, you should be very thankful for your blessings, because millions of other Americans are suffering greatly. One of those Americans that is deeply suffering is named Denitra Pearson...
One hundred and forty days have passed since Denitra Pearson lost her job caring for the elderly in their homes. Forty-two days have passed since she, her husband, and children lost all their belongings after a fire engulfed their house on a snowy winter night.

They're now living in a hotel.