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Half of Republicans believe false accounts of Capitol riot: Poll

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Approximately half of all Republicans have bought into false claims that have emerged following the Capitol riot, according to a new poll.

Fifty-one percent of Republicans surveyed believe the January siege was largely nonviolent, and 55% said it was the handiwork of left-wing activists "trying to make Trump look bad," a new Reuters/Ipsos poll, released on Monday, found. The poll also found that only 3 in 10 Republicans agreed that former President Donald Trump bears some responsibility for the riot at the Capitol, much lower than the 59% of the public who believe that.

Eight in 10 Republicans still view Trump favorably, as well.

Comment: To be more accurate, the headline of this article should be "Half of Republicans don't believe official narrative of Capitol riot". And given the widely disseminated narrative about January 6th, it's safe to say that 100% of Democrats believe false accounts.

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

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The family (pictured after getting back on the plane) and all of the passengers were let back onto the plane a short time later. 'Happy ending! We're back on,' the girl's father says in another video
Video captured the moment a male flight attendant was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight in Florida after forcing all of the passengers to deplane when a two-year-old girl refused to wear a mask.

The incident occurred onboard a plane that was trying to leave Orlando, Florida, to head to New York on Monday.

Several videos from the incident have been shared on social media. In one clip, the little girl is sitting on her mother's lap eating yogurt when a female flight attendant tells them they'll need to exit the plane.

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D.C. police chief doesn't see the point in charging teens in Uber Eats carjacking as adults

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Mohammad Anwar, an Uber Eats delivery driver, was killed by two teenaged girls in Washington, D.C.
As we learned Friday, it doesn't seem that the two teenage girls who carjacked Uber Eats driver Mohammad Anwar will face harsh punishment for their crimes, even though the older girl could probably be charged as an adult and the younger girl is a suspect in a January 2021 carjacking. One would expect equivocation coming from Mayor Muriel Bowser, SJW city council members, or perhaps woke prosecutors — but not from the D.C. Chief of Police, whose officers filed charges of felony murder and armed carjacking with a taser against the girls.

Sadly, Acting D.C. Police Chief Robert Contee III had some harsh and uncaring answers to questions posed to him by FOX's D.C. affiliate about the case. When asked about the 13-year-old's alleged involvement in another recent carjacking, Contee said:
That's one of many. We have one for that particular - one of the individuals involved, but there are several carjackings that we have had so far this year where we're seeing individuals that are involved in multiple, multiple cases. So clearly I think that speaks to us really examining, as a community, the accountability that's in place. You know, how is it that someone is charged with carjacking or is responsible for carjacking commits another carjacking and another carjacking? I think it's the larger issue than just this one particular case.

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Russia backs down on threat to block Twitter over banned content

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Russia's communications watchdog said the speed restrictions will stay in place until May 15.
Russian officials are no longer threatening to cut off the country's access to Twitter after the social network ramped up its efforts to purge content banned by that nation.

Roskomnadzor, Russia's communications watchdog, backed down on the threat Monday but said it would continue throttling the speed of Twitter's website over an alleged proliferation of illegal posts.

The agency started slowing down Twitter's web traffic on March 10 and said it could block the social network entirely if the company did not remove the prohibited materials, including "child pornography, pro-narcotic and suicidal content."

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TV

'60 Minutes' Ignores Democrat Governors' Scandals, Invents One About DeSantis

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As with the pushing of anti-Bush forgeries, CBS News continues to push partisan propaganda at the expense of the truth.

Rather than cover actual scandals involving Democrat governors and their botched responses to COVID, CBS' "60 Minutes" tried to invent a scandal involving Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' distribution of vaccines. To push the false narrative and protect its favored governors, "60 Minutes" refused to interview people who disputed its false narrative, selectively edited video to hide facts, and omitted data that debunked its thesis and accurately describe Florida's success.

It's not that "60 Minutes" couldn't have reported on real scandals involving governors and COVID, if it wanted to. New York's Democrat Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a media darling despite his many failures, sent COVID patients into long-term care facilities full of vulnerable people, and then covered it up. California's Democrat Gov. Gavin Newsom has imposed draconian lockdown measures that have crushed his state's economy, its schools, and the entire population of the state. He's currently facing a recall attempt from citizens livid at his handling.

Comment:
If there was ever any doubt, 60 Minutes is absolute trash TV. Deceptive selective edits to create a conspiracy out of nothing is the lowest form of tabloid journalism.

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Andy Ngô reacts to becoming Antifa target, leaving US: 'Not safe anymore for me'

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Andy Ngo, a Portland-based journalist, is seen covered in an unknown substance after unidentified Rose City Antifa members attacked him on June 29, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
Ngô left the US earlier this year amid threats of violence and 'an escalation of safety concerns,' he told Fox News

He might be the most hated man in the room depending on where he goes, but Andy Ngô has undoubtedly amassed a tremendous following for his experience covering the ins and outs of Antifa.

The born-and-raised Portlander and second-generation Vietnamese American, a conservative journalist who serves as the editor-at-large of The Post Millenial, is now a New York Times bestselling author thanks to his recently published tome, "Unmasked: Inside Antifa's Radical Plan to Destroy Democracy."

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Universal basic income and the road to serfdom

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Many people think that a universal basic income (UBI) would be a good substitute for the welfare state. Under this proposal, each person resident in a country would receive a guaranteed income, sufficient to live at a modest level. People would get the money unconditionally. Unlike welfare payments, the UBI would not be lessened if people earned money in addition to the amount it provided, and, because it is not means tested — absolutely everyone gets it, even billionaires — it requires no complex bureaucracy to administer.

The UBI would cost a great deal of money, but its defenders claim that since it is a substitute for the welfare state, we would also save the vast amounts of money now required for financing welfare programs. Further, if our economy continues to grow, at some point the UBI will become affordable. Charles Murray, for example, in a short book published a number of years ago, says of his version of the UBI, "I began this thought experiment by asking you to ignore that the Plan was politically impossible today. I end proposing that something like the Plan is politically inevitable — not next year, but sometime.... Real per capita GNP has grown with remarkable fidelity to an exponential growth equation for more than a century" (In Our Hands, AEI Press, 2006, p. 125).

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Beyond Order: 12 More Rules For Life—A Review

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A review of Beyond Order: 12 More Rule for Life by Jordan B. Peterson. Penguin Books, 402 pages. (March 2021)

"Any sensible person would be taken aback by all this," writes Jordan Peterson in Beyond Order: 12 More Rules for Life. He is trying to make sense of the astounding impact of his previous book 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos. Why had the book's message resonated so profoundly with so many? And what is the significance of its stratospheric success? What is to be learnt from his videos clocking tens of millions of views? And what motivated thousands to attend his sold-out world lecture tour? In one town after another, they applauded when he appeared on stage and hung on his every word. After the show, they sought not an autograph, but a handshake with the man they credit with breathing meaning into their lives. "My work," he reflects, "must be addressing something that is missing."

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'Just following orders?' Calgary police mocked for 'weak damage control' as pastor's fiery standoff with 'Gestapo cops' goes viral

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Calgary Police were ridiculed for their response to a scandalous incident in which a conservative pastor chased health and law enforcement officials out, calling them 'Nazis' for trying to disrupt his Easter service.

In a statement on Sunday night, authorities said that only "one uniformed officer of the Calgary Police Service attended a call to assist our partner agencies... in relation to a religious gathering."

Many wondered if anyone at the CPS press service even watched the video, accusing them of lying in the very first line of their "weak response."

However, while the viral video indeed seemed to show three uniformed cops (in addition to two men in plainclothes and a female Alberta Health Services employee) intruding on the premises - two of them were actually wearing a 'peace officer' insignia of the Calgary Bylaw services.


Bullseye

DeSantis smashes CBS reporter's fake vaccine narrative, so CBS takes him out of context

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Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis
Tireless in their efforts to tarnish Republican Ron DeSantis, CBS ran a malicious and deceptive hit piece against the Florida governor on Sunday night's 60 Minutes. DeSantis has been the unfair target of many journalists in the media, who were nearly a year late to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's deadly nursing home scandal.

Correspondent Sharyn Alfonsi's whole report proposed DeSantis led a "pay for play" rollout of the COVID vaccine in his state. She spent the majority of the time speaking to his critics, including West Palm Beach Mayor Keith James who alleged wealthy communities were "jumping the line" to procure the vaccine. "It sounds like the Hunger Games!" an alarmed Alfonsi, seriously said.

She touted other critics like Democrat State Rep. Omari Hardy blasting DeSantis for not prioritizing minorities for getting the vaccine before seniors.

Comment: CBS' edits, in the videos above, change both the tone and content of DeSantis' answers. Astute commenters tore into the network for their smear tactics:
The unprofessional treatment DeSantis received cannot be classified as news. It is editing sabotage aimed to destroy his reputation. A shameful showing by CBS.

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