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Fears 'real damage' will be caused as data of 1.3 million Clubhouse users leaked online

Clubhouse phone app
A major data breach from a recently popular social media platform, Clubhouse, has been reported. The latest suggested leak may have compromised the personal information of 1.3 million users.

The apparent disclosure was reported by Cyber News this weekend. A Structured Query Language database containing user records such as names in connection with profile names, photo URLs, and numbers of followers, as well as related usernames on other social media accounts, including Instagram and Twitter, was "leaked for free on a popular hacker forum," it said. Clubhouse - a social media app to tune into conversations - has not confirmed the leak so far.

Comment: Clubhouse's reputation for tolerating or even welcoming open conversation on controversial subjects would make it a prime target for a cyber attack. CyberNews offered a checking service to Clubhouse users
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Global tyranny: Police raid and put up fences around Alberta church that defied lockdown orders (Update) Church is now meeting 'underground'

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GraceLife Church, the Alberta church which made headlines for defying provincial pandemic-related lockdown orders, is being blocked off by police using roadblocks and fencing to prevent worshippers from reaching the building.

The church first made headlines last month after their pastor, James Coates, was jailed for violating lockdown orders on Mar 5. He was held for weeks before his release on Mar 22, but still faces an upcoming trial.

Sources familiar with the situation say that the premises was raided in the early morning.

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From Not The Bee:
Well known pastor and author John MacArthur shared this update about the church, confirming that they will continue to exercise religious liberty and stand against the abuses of power in Canada by worshipping together at an undisclosed location:
This morning, GraceLife Church up in Alberta, Canada is meeting somewhere — we don't know where.

James Coates said at this point it's not for the public to know.

It is amazing to think of an underground church in Canada.

This is because the government of Alberta triple-fenced the church in and locked it so people couldn't go there.

I think the latest statistics I've seen are that two-thousand people have died through the months of Covid, eighty percent of them in senior homes. The remaining ones had some kind of co-morbidity out of the millions of people who live in Alberta. So there's no legitimate reason to do what they did to this church, especially at this point.

But they did, and this is a first for the Western world, to have the government lock out believers from church — and that after imprisoning James Coates, who's a graduate of the Master's Seminary, in maximum security prison. They led him away in chains and he was there for about thirty-five days.

Many of you have been praying for GraceLife Church, and the scene is changing. There is massive outcry against the government for doing this.

I'm praying along with you that this will draw attention to that church, to him, and to the Gospel. And it's already beginning to do that.


'Serial predator': 24 women accuse Texans quarterback of sexual assault, misconduct

Deshaun Watson
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In the week since the first woman filed a sexual lawsuit against Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, 23 additional women have now come forward with accusations and 14 lawsuits have been filed, including an alleged incident that occurred as recently as March 2021.

Watson is accused of harassment, inappropriate touching, and assault including forced oral sex during massages. Many of the accusers that have come forward are massage therapists who have worked with Watson.

Houston lawyer Tony Buzbee, who is representing the alleged victims in the lawsuits, said he planned to submit affidavits and evidence supporting his client's claims to the Houston Police Department on Monday morning.


'Drinktator' Andrew Cuomo extends no-alcohol-without-food rule

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is extending his no-alcohol-without-food rule through May 6.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo isn't letting a nursing-home scandal and multiple allegations of sexual misconduct stop him from showing New Yorkers what arbitrary, power-hungry "leadership" looks like: He's extending his no-alcohol-without-food rule through May 6.

His aides suggest it's a bone to the restaurant industry that his lockdown orders have devastated. But it looks a lot more like pure puritanical abuse of power.

It's only been a month, for instance, that city restaurants have been allowed indoor dining at 50 percent, even as the rest of the state had that for months. He's also dictated early closings for eateries and bars, clearly for fear people might have too much fun.

Comment: Cuomo seems determined to ensure he is the most hated New York Governor in history. Even though he's got it in the bag, everyday he introduces a mandate (or a scandal is uncovered) to ensure people hate him even more. It's really a sight to behold.

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Telling: Half of vaccine rejectors believe it is safe to travel now, compared to 29% of vaccinated adults

masked airport phone waiting
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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now say it is safe for fully vaccinated Americans to travel. But those most willing to travel right now may reject much else that the CDC suggests.

In the latest Economist/YouGov poll, three in 10 Americans who have received at least one vaccinate shot (29%) believe it is safe for them to travel within the United States today. By contrast, half of the one in four Americans who reject the vaccine believe it is safe for them to venture out now.

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© The Economist / YouGov | April 3 - 6, 2021

Comment: While there is little doubt the intention of publishing this poll is to show how many bad citizens there are out there disobeying the rules, it's actually a pretty good measure of how many people in the US are still able to think. When looked at this way, it's actually surprising the results are so high.

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Far left Antifa extremists set fire to Portland ICE building

portland protest ICE building fire
In Portland, Oregon, rioters set fire to a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement building late Saturday night.

"The Portland ICE facility is currently on fire," journalist Grace Morgan tweeted, accompanied by a video showing the front entrance of the building in flames.

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Shopping Bag

Pints, shopping and haircuts: English shops and pub gardens reopen as lockdown eases

Primark in Birmingham
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Customers queue to enter as retail store Primark in Birmingham, Britain reopens its doors after a third lockdown imposed in early January due to the ongoing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, April 12, 2021.
People queued up outside retailers across England on Monday to release their pent-up shopping fever and some grabbed a midnight pint or even an early haircut as England's shops, pubs, gyms and hairdressers reopened after three months of lockdown.

After imposing the most onerous restrictions in Britain's peacetime history, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the reopening was a "major step" towards freedom but urged people to behave responsibly as the coronavirus was still a threat.

As the sun rose, people queued up outside Primark in Birmingham, England's second city, and outside JD Sports on Oxford Street in London.

Comment: One has to wonder if this lifting of the lockdown has anything to do with the fact that up to 35% of Brits will go abroad even if it breaches lockdown & despite threats of £5,000 fines. We can't have one third of the populace flagrantly disobeying the rules if we want to continue to be taken seriously, now can we?

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Due process, adult sexual morality and the case of Rep. Matt Gaetz

Rep. Matt Gaetz
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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fl) speaks during the "Save America Summit" at the Trump National Doral golf resort on April 09, 2021 in Doral, Florida.
The Florida Congressman has not been charged with any crimes. But the reaction to this case raises important questions of political, legal and cultural judgments.

That Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) is a pedophile, a sex trafficker, and an abuser of women who forces them to prostitute themselves and use drugs with him is a widespread assumption in many media and political circles. That is true despite the rather significant fact that not only has he never been charged with (let alone convicted of) such crimes, but also no evidence has been publicly presented that any of it is true. He has also vehemently denied all of it. All or some of these accusations very well may be true and, one day — perhaps imminently — there will be ample publicly available evidence demonstrating this.

But that day has not yet arrived. As of now, we know very little beyond what The New York Times initially reported about all of this on March 30: that "people close to the investigation" told the paper that "a Justice Department investigation into Representative Matt Gaetz and an indicted Florida politician is focusing on their involvement with multiple women who were recruited online for sex and received cash payments." The article also said the DOJ "inquiry is also examining whether Mr. Gaetz had sex with a 17-year-old girl and whether she received anything of material value." Both the NYT and, later, The Daily Beast, indicated the existence of financial transactions involving payments by Gaetz to his associate Joel Greenberg, currently charged with multiple felonies. The New York Times article made clear: "No charges have been brought against Mr. Gaetz, and the extent of his criminal exposure is unclear." That is still true.

Comment: While it's yet to be determined what's actually going on with Gaetz, it has all the hallmarks of a fabricated smear campaign. Wonder why they'd target Gaetz?

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Thinking of 'Bridgerton' cast or the Kardashians as hot reinforces 'racial hierarchy' in the UK, Guardian column argues

Adjoa Andoh Regé-Jean Page Kim Kardashian
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(L) Adjoa Andoh and Regé-Jean Page in Bridgerton, Chris Van Dusen, ShondaLand (2020) ; (R) Kim Kardashian
Considering stars of TV show Bridgerton or the Kardashians to be attractive and wanting mixed-race people to be sterilized are two sides of the same coin of white supremacy, a mixed-race author is arguing in a column.

The fact that African features are not only accepted but sought-after in modern British society is apparently problematic and laced with racism. At least according to Natalie Morris, a lifestyle reporter and book author, who shared her view on race issues in a current piece in The Guardian.

Called "Why celebrating 'mixed-race beauty' has its problematic side," the column scrutinizes the current situation in which mixed-race appearance "personified by the Kardashians" is en vogue. When she was growing up, Morris explained, she wanted to look more like a white person. But now that her natural looks are "trendy" she wonders if she should be pleased about this, because she believes it only works for appearances "with proximity to whiteness."

Comment: You literally cannot win in an argument with a wokey. No matter what the race of the star they're complaining about, it's a symptom of White Supremacy™. Even fictional races don't get a pass.

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Brooklyn woman gets COVID 3 weeks after Johnson & Johnson vaccine

Ashley Allen

Ashley Allen, 31, spoke to The Post while quarantined in her Williamsburg apartment and in between calls from city contact tracers.
She's shot out of luck.

A Brooklyn woman who managed to avoid catching COVID-19 throughout 2020 went down with the bug this month — three weeks after being vaccinated.

Ashley Allen, 31, spoke to The Post by phone while quarantined in her Williamsburg apartment and in between calls from city contact tracers.

The contact tracers "started asking me questions about what I was doing three weeks ago," Allen said. "And I said I was getting vaccinated."

Allen was thrilled when she was able to book an appointment for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine at the Javits Center on March 10.

The sprawling convention space had just received new shipments of vaccine and was jabbing New Yorkers around the clock — Allen's appointment was at 2 a.m. As a wine and spirits distributor, she was able to get a coveted early spot even while vaccines remained unavailable to most New Yorkers. Though she experienced a brief fever the next day, her side effects from the jab quickly resolved.

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