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Robot dog carrying loudspeaker barks COVID safety instructions in locked-down city in China
 –Robot barks “wear a mask, wash hands frequently, check temperature” to residents
 | 30 March 2022 | A robot dog carrying a loudspeaker broadcasted pandemic safety measures in a residential community in eastern China. Video filmed in Shanghai City on March 29 shows the robot dog carrying a loudspeaker broadcasting messages on how to keep safe during the pandemic. The robodog was heard telling residents to “wear a mask, wash hands frequently, check temperature” and more safety instructions.

NYC Mayor Eric Adams says city will appeal judge’s decision striking down mask mandate for two- to four-year-olds –Adams previously said he would make masks optional for kids aged two to four on April 4 | 1 April 2022 | New York City Mayor Eric Adams said on Friday that he is planning on appealing a Staten Island judge’s injunction which struck down the city’s mask mandate for two- to four-year-olds in schools and daycare. Richmond County Supreme Court Judge Ralph Porzio threw out the mask mandate for toddlers aged two- to four-years-olds on Friday, calling it “arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable,” adding that it is “void and unenforceable,” according to Fox 5 New York. Adams later vowed to file an appeal and ask for a stay, requesting that the mask mandate remain in place for the time being. He cited a slight increase in COVID-19 cases as a reason to extend the mask mandate.

21 states sue Biden admin to end mask mandates on transportation | 30 March 2022 | In a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the United States District Court in the Middle District of Florida that names the Centers of Disease Control as a defendant, 21 states are seeking an end to mandates on public transportation. “Faced with a government that displays outright disdain for the limits on its power — especially when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic — plaintiffs seek vacatur of that mask mandate and a permanent injunction against its enforcement,” said the suit. States named as plaintiffs include: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

17-Year-Old Died ‘Suddenly in Sleep’ Six Months After Second Pfizer Shot | 1 April 2022 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,205,755 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and March 25, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The data included a total of 26,396 reports of deaths — an increase of 337 over the previous week — and 214,521 of serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 2,937 compared with the previous week. Excluding “foreign reports” to VAERS, 799,732 adverse events, including 12,103 deaths and 78,227 serious injuries, were reported in the U.S. between Dec. 14, 2020, and March 25, 2022… The most recent death involves a 7-year-old boy (VAERS I.D. 2152560) from Washington who died 13 days after receiving his first dose of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine when he went into shock and suffered cardiac arrest. He was unable to be resuscitated and died in the emergency department.

Heart Damage Found in Teens Months After Second Pfizer Shot, Study Shows | 29 March 2022 | A new peer-reviewed study shows more than two-thirds of adolescents with COVID-19 vaccine-related myopericarditis had persistent heart abnormalities months after their initial diagnosis, raising concerns for potential long-term effects. The findings, published March 25 in the Journal of Pediatrics, challenge the position of U.S. health agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which claim heart inflammation associated with the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines is “mild.” Researchers at Seattle Children’s Hospital reviewed cases of patients younger than 18 years old who presented to the hospital with chest pain and an elevated serum troponin level between April 1, 2021, and Jan. 7, 2022, within one week of receiving a second dose of Pfizer’s vaccine.

UK hopes Ukraine will keep fighting – media –The US, Germany, and France may push Ukraine into ending the fighting early — and the UK is reportedly concerned | 1 April 2022 | Britain wants Ukraine and Russia to keep on fighting until Kiev scores a military victory, an alleged government source, cited on Thursday by The Times, has indicated. London is concerned that Kiev’s other Western backers might push it into settling for peace too soon… “Some of our allies may be too eager for [Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky] to settle,” the source said, referring to France, Germany, and the US. “We think Ukraine needs to be in the strongest possible position militarily before those talks can take place.” London believes there must not be an “easy off-ramp” for Moscow, and urges that the sanctions be intensified “until all Russian forces have left Ukraine, including Crimea,” the newspaper reported. Crimea broke away from Ukraine in 2014 after the democratically elected government in Kiev was overthrown in a violent coup. Moscow says Crimea is a part of its territory and considers its status settled.

Russia makes new allegations about US-funded biolabs in Ukraine –Kiev had plans to use pathogens developed in Pentagon-funded biolabs to attack the Donbass and Russia, Moscow says | 30 March 2022 | Documents and other evidence from US-funded laboratories in Ukraine suggest that Kiev was planning to use drones to deploy pathogens against the Donbass, as well as Russia itself, Moscow claimed on Wednesday. The Defense Ministry also alleged that it has identified specific US officials involved in the development of bioweapons in the East European country. No direct evidence was provided to back up the assertion. Of particular interest to Russian investigators are “documents testifying to the plans of the Kiev regime to use unmanned aerial vehicles capable of carrying and spraying deadly substances,” military spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov outlined during a briefing.

Date set for next hearing on Julian Assange’s extradition –WikiLeaks says a UK court will order the extradition of Assange to the US on April 20 | 2 April 2022 | Westminster Magistrates’ Court will convene on April 20 and issue the order to extradite Assange to the United states, WikiLeaks said on Saturday. The order will then go to UK Home secretary Priti Patel for approval. The Wikileaks founder was denied permission last month to appeal against the decision to extradite him to face espionage charges in the US. The UK Supreme Court said that his case “didn’t raise an arguable point of law.” Amnesty International described the decision as “a blow to Assange and justice.”

Supermarkets Allowed to Begin Rationing, Says Spain’s Socialist Government | 1 April 2022 | The socialist government of Spain has introduced new laws allowing for the supermarkets to ration food and other items as a part of its “Response Plan” to the economic fallout from the war in Ukraine. Amid soaring inflation, which hit nearly 10 per cent in March, the Spanish government, controlled by the leftist Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party of Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has opened up a legal loophole for supermarkets to begin rationing to customers. Published on Wednesday in the Official State Gazette (BOE) news bulletin website of the government, an amendment was inserted to the Regulation of Retail Trade law of 1996, which previously prohibited businesses from rationing.

Wisconsin Congressional District 6 GOP Event Participants Vote to Decertify the 2020 Election Results and for Speaker Vos to Resign | 3 April 2022 | The GOP in Congressional District 6 in Wisconsin voted last night to decertify the 2020 Election results in the state and for Speaker Robin Vos to resign from his position or be removed. The Wisconsin GOP in Congressional District 6 met yesterday… One action taken by the group was to vote on whether Speaker Vos should resign or be removed from office. The GOP in Congressional District 6 shared their comparisons to 1776 and what is going on today in the US. One document shared referred to text in the Declaration of Independence. The resolution for Vos to resign was passed by 93% of those present at the event.

Senators Release Bank Records Showing Payments to Hunter Biden From China | 30 March 2022 | Newly released bank records show that payments were made to Joe Biden’s son from a Chinese Communist Party-linked company. Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) presented the records on the Senate floor on March 28 and March 29. One showed a wire payment of 100,000 to Owasco, one of Hunter Biden’s firms, from CEFC China Energy, a now-defunct company closely associated with the Chinese regime…

House Judiciary Republicans Investigating Facebook and Twitter for Suppressing Hunter Biden Laptop News | 31 March 2022 | House Judiciary Committee Republicans on Thursday announced the launch of an investigation into Facebook and Twitter over their suppression before the 2020 presidential election of New York Post reporting on Hunter Biden’s laptop that contained emails exposing questionable business deals with foreigners that would benefit the Biden family. “Big Tech, Big Democrat Party, and Big Media all colluded to keep critical information from the American people in the run-up to the most important election we have, the presidential election, so we’re launching an investigation,” said Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-OH) Thursday on Fox Business. In light of the establishment media’s recent admission that the emails are authentic, Judiciary Republicans sent letters to Facebook’s founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal. Judiciary Republicans requested they produce all documents and communications beginning October 1, 2020, through the present, on efforts to suppress the dissemination of the Post‘s reporting.

Sarah Palin announces run for U.S. House seat from Alaska | 1 April 2022 | Sarah Palin, the Republican nominee for vice president in 2008, announced her run for Alaska’s only seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Friday. It would be Palin’s first run for public office since serving as John McCain’s running mate in a campaign that saw Democrat Barack Obama elected president in November 2008. “America is at a tipping point,” Palin said in a statement released on her Twitter account announcing her candidacy. “As I’ve watched the far left destroy the country, I knew I had to step up and join the fight.”

‘21,000 Outside Trying to Get In!’ – President Trump’s Rally Saturday Night in Michigan Is Massive | 3 April 2022 | President Trump’s rally in Michigan Saturday night was huge. Trump released a statement late last night sharing the size of the crowd both inside and outside the rally in Michigan. He shared a couple of pictures of the crowd size and shared the following: “Great night in Michigan – with 7,000 inside and 21,000 outside trying to get in!” Trump’s followers know that the 2020 Election was stolen from him and show it with the number of Americans who show up to his events across the country.

Florida Republicans Overtake Democrats in Voter Registration by over 100,000 | 31 March 2022 | Florida Republicans now overtake Democrats in voter registration by over 100,000, Gov. Ron DeSantis’s (R) office revealed this week. The governor, who has keenly prioritized personal liberty and parental rights over the last two years, announced in November that the GOP made history, finally overtaking Democrats in the Sunshine State… “There’s no beating around the fact this historic gain is because of Governor Ron DeSantis. Florida voters are appreciative of the palpable sense of freedom he has created in our state,” Helen Aguirre Ferré, Executive Director of the Republican Party of Florida, said in a statement.

Press secretary Jen Psaki plans to depart White House for MSNBC in coming weeks | 1 April 2022 | White House press secretary Jen Psaki plans on departing the Biden administration in the coming weeks and heading to MSNBC, two people familiar with the matter told CNN on Friday.Psaki has not officially signed a contract with the progressive cable news network, but the talks are in the advanced stages, the people said. Axios, which first broke the news, reported that Psaki will host a show for NBC’s streaming platform Peacock. She will also appear on MSNBC’s shows.

Biden administration to lift Title 42 at end of May, despite fears of looming migrant wave –Title 42 order was implemented in March 2020 | The Biden administration on Friday announced that it will be terminating the Title 42 public health policy, that has been used by both the Trump and Biden administrations to quickly expel migrants at the southern border since the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, at the end of May – despite fears of a massive migrant wave in the coming months. Multiple Border Patrol officials have told Fox News that ending Title 42 would lead to what one agent described as a “surge on top of a surge” as word spreads among migrants that they will not be deported. There are also believed to be a considerable number of migrants waiting in Mexican cities waiting for Title 42 to drop. “We are expecting to get wrecked,” one Border Patrol agent told Fox News Digital.

Judge Jackson chose leniency even in baby sex torture cases she heard | 2 April 2022 | In the eight child-p-rn cases that came before her court, former D.C. District Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson heard horrifying details of “sadomasochistic” torture of young kids — including “infants and toddlers” — yet challenged the disturbing evidence presented by prosecutors and disregarded their prison recommendations to give the lightest possible punishments in each case, according to transcripts of sentencing hearings obtained by the Post. In some cases, she even apologized to some of the child-p-rn perverts for having to follow the statutes, which she called “substantially flawed.” Over and over, the records reveal, Jackson made excuses for their criminal behavior and cut them slack in defiance of investigators and prosecutors — and sometimes even probation officers serving her court — who argued for tougher sentences because the cases were particularly egregious or the defendants weren’t remorseful.

Judge Ousts Five School Board Members After Pennsylvania Parent Petition | 31 March 2022 | A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday ordered five elected school directors be immediately kicked off the nine-member West Chester Area School board. On Wednesday the same judge, William P. Mahon in the Chester County Court of Common Pleas, ordered the parties to meet Friday for an argument. It is all in response to a February petition filed by West Chester Area School District parent Beth Ann Rosica. In the petition, Rosica calls for the removal of five school board members, Sue Tiernan, Joyce Chester, Karen Herman, Kate Shaw, and Daryl Durnell. Students returning to in-person classes after two years of remote learning in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were required to wear masks over their mouth and nose. When Pennsylvania ended mandatory school masking, the West Chester Area School District was among a handful of schools that kept masking in place.

Universities give a pass to racial slurs, death wishes, defamation against conservatives –Senate likely to confirm professor for Federal Reserve who tried to cancel colleague for criticizing Black Lives Matter organization. | 30 March 2022 | In California public universities, professors who refused to grade on a racial curve or censor racial slurs from a germane class discussion got removed from the classroom. A student got punished twice for the same set of private racist comments. By contrast, a diversity official who used a racial slur against Clarence Thomas and wished for the death of the hospitalized Supreme Court justice and a dean who called justices “sexual predators” and “racists” received mild administrative criticism. A Federal Reserve slot likely awaits a Michigan State University economist who tried to cancel a University of Chicago peer for criticizing the Black Lives Matter organization over its support for the “defund the police” movement. The incidents throw a spotlight on the differential treatment of race-related speech in higher education, in which even redacted slurs can provoke official sanctions.

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