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Harvard apologizes after trying to help fight anti-Asian racism by telling students 'You may wish that you weren't Asian'

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Harvard University, long accused of discriminating against Asians in its admissions policies, is apologizing after botching its campaign to fight anti-Asian racism by presuming students may feel ashamed of their own ethnicity.

"You may wish that you weren't Asian," the university told Asian students on its Counseling and Mental Health Services website. "But remember that your ancestors likely went through similar or even worse incidents. They survived by recognizing the beauty and strength of their community. So seek out or create literature, art, films, shows and music that highlight your community in a positive light."

Harvard junior Matteo Wong was among the students and other observers who found the advisory and its stereotypically "orientalist" tea set and bamboo background photo outrageous. "Another lovely gem: 'Permit yourself to take care of you.' Thank you for the permission, Harvard. Too bad I can't take advantage of it because every time I see a statement like this, I have an aneurysm."

Comment: Why does anyone pay the extortionate tuitions for institutions like this that are so clearly clueless?

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Latvia begins blocking RT news site aimed at country's Russian-speaking minority as outlet accuses Riga of attack on free press

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RT stand at the 2018 St. Petersburg International Economic Forum.
A ban on RT's Russian-language news service is coming into full force in Latvia after officials began implementing a controversial decision by the country's online media watchdog, which has already seen RT channels taken off air.

RT confirmed on Wednesday morning that authorities had started to implement restrictions on access to its Russian website, in line with a decision by the Latvian National Electronic Media Council. The ruling, issued in June last year, has already seen seven separate RT channels officially banned from the airwaves in the Baltic country. Free press watchdog Reporters Without Borders railed against the decision at the time, saying it was made on a "flimsy legal basis."

"Latvia has begun to shut down access to the RT website in Russian. The site is now inaccessible to users of several major providers in the country," the network said in a statement.

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£24,000 Greta Thunberg statue unveiled at Winchester University despite criticism from union bosses

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The UCU said the bronze is a 'vanity project' for the outgoing vice-chancellor.

The timing of the unveiling of the Greta Thunberg statue has been criticised after years of cuts at the university.

A £24,000 bronze statue of Greta Thunberg, which has been described as a "vanity project", has been unveiled at the University of Winchester.

The controversial life-size bronze sculpture of the environmental activist has been placed on the university's campus, despite calls from the students' union and staff union to delay the unveiling.

Comment: It seems somehow appropriate that what amounts to a £24,000 virtue signal would be erected in honor of Ms. Thunberg. It's perfectly captured her essence.

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Boy, 8, 'forced to watch as Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell gang-raped his mother'

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Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell raped a young mother in front of her eight-year-old son, then threatened to feed her to alligators if she reported them, it is claimed.

The Turkish-born woman, identified only as Jane Doe, claims she was 'repeatedly raped' by Epstein with the assistance of his co-accused, Ghislaine Maxwell, at his Palm Beach mansion in Miami, Florida, in 2008. The federal complaint, filed on March 22, alleges that Epstein and Maxwell told the woman, who was 26 at the time, she would 'be devoured should she ever reveal what Epstein had done to her'.

The lawsuit was obtained by The Miami Herald and details how the woman also claims that Epstein also forced her to undergo vaginal surgery to make her appear as a virgin. The surgery left her mutilated and permanently damaged, the document says.

Comment: This is absolutely vile. Unfortunately, given much of what has been revealed about Maxwell and Epstein, it's totally believable.

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Berlin to require negative Covid-19 tests for entry to non-essential businesses amid rise in new cases

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A customer at a Saturn electronic store as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) lockdown measures are eased in Berlin, Germany, March 11, 2021.
Berlin will require residents to show that they have tested negative for Covid-19 before being allowed in certain shops and cultural institutions, as part of new restrictions aimed at containing the spread of the virus.

Starting on Wednesday, all shoppers in the German capital will have to present a daily negative test result before entering a store. Cultural institutions such as museums and galleries will also require a negative test for entry. Proof of vaccination or antibodies will not be accepted. The rule does not apply to essential services such as supermarkets and pharmacies.

The city will offer a minimum of one free test per week at 170 centers set up around the capital, but there is currently no set limit to how many can be taken without paying. Retailers have also been asked to set up test points in parking lots, and will be provided with medical personnel to help out.

Comment: Daily test result? Good luck implementing it, the whole idea sounds like a logistical nightmare.Just when one would think it couldn't get any more ridiculous, they find a way to outdo themselves.

According to local media, tests administered at home will not be accepted because there is no way to confirm their authenticity or when they were administered.

Comment: The whole idea sounds like a logistical nightmare. See also:


Poll: Clear majority of Brits support 'vaccine passports' to go to the pub

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Yet another poll has shown that a clear majority of Brits support mandatory 'vaccine passports' in order to be able to go to the pub, use public transport or even have a haircut.

A poll undertaken by Ipsos Mori asked respondents, "To what extent would you support or oppose the introduction of a vaccine passport?"

62% said they would support it to visit pubs or restaurants, while only 22% opposed the idea.

An even higher figure, 78% said they would mandate the vaccine passport for international travel, while 61% said it should be required to attend sports games and 58% said it should be mandated for public transport.

Comment: The push for vaccine passports continues, and it appears that we'll likely see more acceptance as the elites co-erce the population into it by limiting the choices to either perpetual lockdown or vaccinations. While some areas have already begun, it appears that we might see wider implementation in the EU this summer:
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Spain expects digital vaccine certificates that would ease travels within the European Union would be ready in June at the latest, foreign minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said on Wednesday in a radio interview.

Faced with a pandemic that has killed more than 900,000 people in Europe and thrust the continent into its deepest recession, EU leaders agreed last month to work on vaccine certificates to kick-start the tourism industry, which has been severely hurt by the pandemic.
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Bill Gates finances, influences nearly every major institution driving the 'global pandemic' narrative

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At what point is a coincidence no longer just a coincidence?

Whether its with generation grant funding for London's Imperial College (Neil Ferguson's employer), the London School of Hygiene (Chris Whitty's former employer), or America's Center for Disease Control (CDC), or Anthony Fauci's National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Wellcome Trust, GAVI the Vaccine Alliance, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the World Economic Forum, and the World Health Organization - there's one common denominator behind the scenes financing and exerting influence and control over all of these institutions which have been driving the 'global pandemic' narrative from day one of the crisis.

The answer: the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The notorious monopolist and his wife claim they only want to save the world from various and sundry deadly viruses, but it that really their true motivation? Does their extreme level of wealth provide for a dangerous level of power and influence over 'global public health' (a term now synonymous with mass vaccinations, pharmaceutical distribution, and population control)?

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The war against boys: Trying to tame all young men by 'educating' their 'toxic masculinity' out of them is the wrong approach

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A protester holding a placard saying, educate your sons, during the vigil for Sarah Everard being held at Clapham Common
The hysteria generated over a small minority of badly behaved, violent boys has gone too far. Teaching them 'gender neutrality' and to resist 'macho, heterosexual' maleness is not the answer.

Fake news about men is making the rounds and at times it seems that young boys have become the target of a veritable crusade designed to tame them. Since the eruption of anxiety about a supposed rape culture afflicting British schools, the mantra of 'Educate Your Sons' is constantly echoed by politicians, campaigners and media influencers.

Leading the way is Police Minster Kit Malthouse, who declared that schools should teach boys how to treat girls and women with respect. Numerous commentaries in newspapers and on websites, with titles like: "Schools are the best place to educate boys about how to respect women," echo a sense of urgency about what they present as a national crisis.

Unfortunately, the demand 'Educate Your Sons' is closely linked to the understandable outrage surrounding the murder of Sarah Everard and a media focus on the apparent rape culture haunting schools. In these circumstances, the moral status of boys has been called into question and the insinuation that they are all potential abusers is frequently conveyed.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down mask mandate, says Gov. Evers exceeded authority

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down Gov. Tony Evers' statewide mask mandate, ruling that the Democrat exceeded his authority by issuing the order.

The 4-3 ruling from the conservative-controlled court is the latest legal blow to attempts by Evers to control the coronavirus. It comes after Republicans in the Legislature voted to repeal the mask mandate in February, only to see Evers quickly re-issue it.


Pope sends Julian Assange personal message to his jail cell, partner says

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Pope Francis has conveyed a personal message to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who remains incarcerated in a British maximum security prison battling possible extradition to the US, the publisher's partner has said.

The "kind, personal message" from the head of the Catholic Church was delivered to Assange's cell by a prison priest, Stella Moris told her Twitter followers on Sunday. Moris did not disclose the content of the missive, but expressed gratitude to Catholics and other Christians campaigning for Assange's freedom.

Comment: The US wants its 'pound of flesh' and will persist no matter who appeals for Assange.