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‘Lucky to Be Alive’ – ‘TERF’ Activist Posie Parker Attacked in New Zealand

Posie Parker, a women’s rights campaigner branded a ‘TERF’ by transgender activists and their allies, said police told her she was “lucky to be alive” after being attacked at a rally in New Zealand.
Parker, real name Kellie-Jay Keen Minshull, is a noted ‘TERF’ — a pejorative term standing for ‘Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist’ — who has earned the wrath of the trans lobby with her outspoken commentary against transition treatment for children and allowing biologically male transwomen into women-only spaces, among other “hate speech”.

She was in Antipodes as part of her ‘Let Women Speak’ tour, which attracted a substantial number of supporters but also large numbers of aggressive pro-trans activists, encouragedto protest her events by celebrity leftists such as Billy Bragg.
One such protest in Auckland drew some 2,000 demonstrators, according to The New Zealand Herald, which reported barriers erected to separate the factions torn down and “skirmishes” with Parker’s supporters, as well as a protester rushing the stage where she was attempting to speak and dousing her and a security guard with what thankfully turned out to be juice.

Parker ultimately abandoned the event, saying she spent “most of my day with the protection of police who genuinely believed I was lucky to be alive”, cancelling a subsequent event which had been planned in Wellington and flying out of the country.
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Fake News No More: Dozens of Babylon Bee Satire Pieces Turn Into Real Stories

The Florida-headquartered satirical news website became a household name ahead of the 2020 presidential election, and has been characterized as The Onion for conservatives and Christians, although it is also enjoyed by independents and those who can handle a political joke or two.
The Babylon Bee has repeatedly been caught in government and media dragnets to crack down on so-called disinformation and fake news, with major outlets occasionally falling for and reprinting some of its gut-busting satirical claims, and Snopes even fact-checking a Bee piece about CNN buying an industrial-sized washing machine to literally spin the news.

Now, the company, whose tagline is ‘Fake News You Can Trust’, has a problem of another sort: its fake news pieces becoming reality.
According to Babylon Bee founder Seth Dillon, over 90 of the site’s joke headlines have become actual news stories over time.

“It ranges from really silly stuff like – we did a joke during the pandemic about how pants sales were plummeting because everyone was working from home. And it was this picture of a guy sitting there in his boxers, but he’s got a nice dress shirt on at his desk. And the very next day in Yahoo Finance there was this story about how Walmart was seeing increased sales of tops, but not bottoms,” Dillon recalled in an interview with US media.

“We make a joke about how Kamala Harris was taking likability lessons from Hillary Clinton, which is just insane and silly – who would take likeability lessons from Hillary Clinton? But then a month later there’s a real story that her staff reached out to Hillary’s staff to make her more likable,” he added.Look sharp by wearing exclusive gear found only at our store.
In another example, last fall, the Bee penned a joke-style article offering “9 Reasons Not to Worry About the Tanking Economy.” Days later, a column appeared in Jeff Bezos’ Washington Post on “7 ways a recession could be good for you financially.”

“We even did one about Trump, about how Trump had claimed to have done more for Christianity than Jesus himself. That one went crazy viral, it got fact-checked and rated ‘false’, and two years later he actually said it. He said he’d ‘done more for Christianity than anyone else in history, in fact he’s done more for religion than anyone else in history,’” Dillon recalled.
The problem, Dillon said, is that today’s news stories often already come across as satire due to their whimsical, “incredibly outrageous” nature. “We’re living in really crazy, insane times. So yes, there are plenty of times where we pull up a headline, and we’re just baffled by it.”
The issue of fake, satirical news blending with reality has been a feature of reality for at least the past two decades, and been fueled by the rise of the internet and social media, and the often surreal political clown show in Washington. Academics have speculated that satire has become an important feature of the postmodern age in which we live because the latter denies the difference between reality and what appears to be, and embraces incoherence and meaninglessness.
Despite its obvious satirical nature, the Bee’s close-to-the-real-news approach and sharp political angle has gotten it into repeated trouble with censors. In 2022, the site saw its Twitter account suspended after jokingly labeling a transgender Biden administration official “man of the year.” The account was restored by Elon Musk after he bought out the microblogging giant last October. […]

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Canada distributed a blacklist of Freedom Convoy sympathizers

The Canadian government blacklisted 201 companies that were sympathetic to the Freedom Convoy, a group of truckers who participated in a protest against vaccine mandates and other COVID-19 measures.
The government reportedly emailed this blacklist to foreign banks, according to Blacklock’s Reporter.

The RCMP placed no restrictions on the distribution of this blacklist, which raises concerns about privacy and the government’s power to freeze bank accounts.
According to the report, Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland’s office secretly distributed this blacklist to several entities, including online investment companies and private financial advisers.

The purpose of the blacklist was to cease dealings with designated individuals and to determine whether they were in possession or control of property owned on behalf of a designated person.
The Freedom Convoy protests, also known as the Canadian Trucker Protest, were a series of civil liberties demonstrations that took place in Canada in January 2022. The protests were organized by a group of truckers who were opposed to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates and other government policies related to the pandemic that were killing businesses and livelihoods.Now that you’re intellectually ahead, stay physically ahead by visiting our store.
Using the Emergencies Act, the government gave itself the power to freeze the bank accounts of convoy participants and their supporters. […]

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Ted Nugent Slams ‘Homosexual Weirdo’ Zelensky at Trump Rally: ‘I Want My Money Back!’

Rockstar Ted Nugent told Trump rallygoers in Waco, Texas on Saturday night that he wants his tax dollars back from the “homosexual weirdo” ruling Ukraine. 
“I am a guitar player, I have a couple of demands. Secure my border,” Nugent said to cheers. “I have a couple of really good ideas: give me my tax dollars back. I didn’t authorize killing babies at Planned Parenthood….I want my money back. I didn’t authorize any money to Ukraine to some homosexual weirdo!”

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Ted Nugent At Trump Rally In Waco, Texas
“I want my money back! I didn’t authorize any money to Ukraine to some homosexual weirdo!”
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— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) March 25, 2023

Ted Nugent just fucking rocked the National Anthem! 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/hlo2b5JKRS
— Gunther Eagleman™ (@GuntherEagleman) March 25, 2023

Nugent was likely referencing Zelensky’s thing for dressing up in high heels and thrusting his genitals at other men. 

Zelensky is pushing to legalize homosexual “marriage” in the midst of a brutal war with Russia. 

🏳️‍🌈🇺🇦Today, I submitted a draft law on the legalization of same-sex partnerships to Ukrainian parliament.
Today 56% of Ukrainians support same-sex partnerships! So, I hope the majority of the parliament, including @ZelenskyyUa party will take the lead from the people! pic.twitter.com/uQnCUAPVjt

— Inna Sovsun (@InnaSovsun) March 7, 2023
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Ukrainians can no longer wait for equality. We must do it immediately. LGBT Ukrainians deserve to have a family. Every day can be their last. Just like for any other Ukrainian. There is no time for hesitation. Let’s legalize same-sex partnerships in Ukraine already this year!
— Inna Sovsun (@InnaSovsun) March 7, 2023

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Germany to Expel 30 Russian Diplomats as Spying Fears Ratchet

Russia’s diplomatic links to Europe continue to collapse at a moment when nuclear rhetoric is increasing and growing more dangerous. Simple communication among governments also continues to grow worse, making conflict de-escalation among major powers all the more difficult.
Germany announced Saturday that it is planning to expel more than 30 Russian diplomats from Berlin. German Federal Minister for Foreign Affairs Annalena Baerbock indicated to local media plans for the new wave of expulsions Saturday.

A German media source cited officials as saying “More decisive action must be taken against Moscow’s spies.”
Allegations of spying have driven large-scale expulsions at various times over the past two years, put have picked up in frequency and scale particularly after the Feb.24, 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Germany has claimed that the presence of Russian intelligence agents and officials in Berlin has greatly increased of late, with German officials asserting the embassy is now staffed even better than during the Cold War.
Other countries which are backers of Ukraine have also continued to take punitive measures against Russian diplomats.
“Last month, Estonia expelled 21 Russian embassy staffers, saying it would host only eight diplomatic officials on its territory — matching the size of Tallinn’s team in Moscow,” Politico reports over the weekend. “The Kremlin responded by kicking Estonian Ambassador Margus Laidre out of Russia — the first ambassadorial expulsion from the country in the year since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine,” the publication added. “Tallinn then ended Russian Ambassador Vladimir Lipayev’s tenure on Pikk Street.”Take part in the ultimate win-win deals on the web by checking out our store now!
This and other Russian embassies and consulates in Europe have faced accusations of acting as ‘spy hubs’ – far beyond what’s considered the ‘normal’ presence of intel agents and officials. 

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Cuban Illegals Land Powered Hang Glider at Florida Airport

Two illegal aliens from Cuba were apprehended after they landed a powered hang glider at an international airport in the Florida Keys over the weekend, authorities say.
The wild incident unfolded at around 10:30 a.m. on Saturday morning in Key West.

The runway at Key West International Airport was briefly closed when two men crash-landed an ultralight aircraft they had flown from Cuba.
“Two Cuban migrants landed at Key West International Airport on a motorized hang glider at approximately 10:30 a.m. Saturday,” the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) explained in a statement.

“Both were turned over to the custody of the U.S. Border Patrol.”

Migrants land at Key West International Airport: https://t.co/RmY672b0bj pic.twitter.com/Y5D95hcL8g
— Florida Keys Sheriff (@mcsonews) March 25, 2023
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MCSO and Border Patrol both published photographs of the craft, which likely traveled at least 90 nautical miles to make the journey.

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Two Cuban migrants were taken into U.S. Border Patrol custody after landing at the Key West International Airport onboard a powered hang glider. No reported injuries. We appreciate the support from @mcsonews.#Breaking #Saturday #KeyWest #Cuba pic.twitter.com/KqqFlYqie1

— Chief Patrol Agent Walter N. Slosar (@USBPChiefMIP) March 25, 2023

No serious injuries were reported.
While migrants arriving to Florida from Cuba by air is an extremely rare event, nearly 10,000 illegal migrants have been interdicted in Florida waters since August.
In January, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis declared a state of emergency due to the number of illegal aliens reaching his state by sea.

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US “Strongly Urges” Compromise As Massive Protests Erupt Across Israel After Anti-Judicial-Reform Minister Fired

Update (2045ET): Massive protests have erupted across Israel tonight after PM Netanyhau fired his Defense Minister, a day after he called on the Israeli leader to halt a planned judicial overhaul that has fiercely divided the country.
As a reminder, Netanyahu and his allies say the plan will restore a balance between the judicial and executive branches and rein in what they see as an interventionist court with liberal sympathies. But critics say the constellation of laws will remove the checks and balances in Israel’s democratic system and concentrate power in the hands of the governing coalition.

Gallant’s dismissal signaled that Netanyahu will move ahead this week with the overhaul plan, which has sparked mass protests, angered military and business leaders and raised concerns among Israel’s allies.

“The country is facing the greatest danger since the Yom Kippur War,” writes former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.
“I call on the prime minister to withdraw Galant’s dismissal letter, suspend the reform and begin negotiations until after the Day of Independence.

Israel’s Consul General has resigned…

Resignation statement in full from the consul general of #Israel in #NYC. pic.twitter.com/dEIivDnqpy
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) March 26, 2023
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Bibi later tweeted “we must all stand strong against refusal.”
Hundreds of thousands of Israelis took to the streets… in Tel Aviv…

⚡️#BREAKING The police chief of the Tel Aviv district joined the demonstrations against Netanyahu pic.twitter.com/YoAr3qJO3S
— War Monitor (@WarMonitors) March 26, 2023

… and Haifa…

⚡️One of the highways in Yafa pic.twitter.com/pZPTrxSzXg
— War Monitor (@WarMonitors) March 26, 2023

Not everybody is protesting…

It’s so beautiful… pic.twitter.com/TXMMYfJwW8
— War Monitor (@WarMonitors) March 26, 2023

Haaretz reports that amid the unprecedented protests that erupted in Israel on Sunday night, several Likud lawmakers and ministers call to stop the highly controversial legislative process of Netanyahu’s judicial reform.
Additionally, as Nadav Eyal notes, for the first time in history, Israel’s main union, as well as leaders from the banks and the entire business sector, are about to declare a general strike demanding that the government stop the plan to overhaul the judicial system.

Netanyahu and Macron have much in common. Both are shaking the foundations of their corrupt regimes. pic.twitter.com/3saTWLe5A4
— Seyed Mohammad Marandi (@s_m_marandi) March 27, 2023

Finally, and more ominously, amid chatter across social media of the same, Iran has dropped the c-word:

Will there be a military coup in Israel?
Mutiny in the Israeli army following Netanyahu’s decision to fire the defense minister — Barak David
— Iran Observer (@Iranobserver01) March 26, 2023

The situation is definitely escalating, as Joyce Karam summarizes…

UPDATE: #Israel in last few hrs
• Defense Min. Gallant fired• Consul General in NY resigns• Protests across Israel, > 500,000• Roads blocked; Clashes w Police• Universities cancel classes• Netanyahu meeting head of Intel• May pause Judicial Overhaul• Knesset awaits
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) March 26, 2023

Ratcheting up the pressure on Netanyahu, Washington has chimed in:

We are deeply concerned by today’s developments out of Israel, which further underscore the urgent need for compromise. 
As the President recently discussed with Prime Minister Netanyahu, democratic values have always been, and must remain, a hallmark of the U.S.- Israel relationship. 
Democratic societies are strengthened by checks and balances, and fundamental changes to a democratic system should be pursued with the broadest possible base of popular support. 
We continue to strongly urge Israeli leaders to find a compromise as soon as possible. 
We believe that is the best path forward for Israel and all of its citizens. U.S. support for Israel’s security and democracy remains ironclad.

Which follows a report earlier in the month of the U.S. State Department has been funding a left-wing organization in Israel that is helping to promote anti-government protest aimed at bringing down Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his judicial reforms. The Washington Free Beacon reported Monday that U.S. taxpayer funds have been granted to the Movement for Quality Government (MQG), which has participated in the protests that have rocked Israel for weeks. The protests began after Netanyahu, whose right-wing coalition won a commanding majority in recent elections, began tackling the decades-old problem of the judicial usurpation of power from the legislature.
And finally, as the crisis is worsening tonight, Bibi has called the leaders of the ruling coalition parties to an emergency meeting on Monday morning.
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Update (1415ET): In perhaps the least surprising geopolitical move of the day, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu fired his defense minister on Sunday, a day after Yoav Gallant called for a halt to the planned overhaul of Israel’s judiciary that has divided the country.
Netanyahu’s office did not provide further details.
As we detailed below, Gallant, a senior member of Netanyahu’s Likud party, became the first to break ranks late Saturday by calling for the legislation to be frozen.
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In a major development, Israeli defense minister Yoav Gallant on Saturday called for Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to halt its planned judicial reforms, which have prompted enormous protests and are starting to disrupt the country’s military. 
“I see the source of our strength eroding…The rift within our society is widening and penetrating the Israel Defense Forces,” said Gallant in a televised evening speech. “This is a clear and immediate and tangible danger to the security of the state. I shall not be a party to this.”
In addition to calling for a suspension of the reforms, Gallant also implored Israelis to stop their enormous protests, which raged even as he spoke. 
The coming week could bring high drama and even more upheaval, as the Knesset is expected to hold its final vote on the first aspect of the judicial overhaul: a measure giving the government more power over Supreme Court appointments.  
Other reforms would allow the Knesset — Israel’s unicameral legislature — to override Supreme Court decisions with a simple majority vote. Others would end the court’s practice of applying a “reasonableness” test when evaluating laws and government actions.
Critics characterize the scheme as a step deeper into authoritarianism. Some say the moves are in part designed to help Netanyahu terminate his ongoing prosecution on corruption charges. 
The past ten weeks have seen major public protests all across Israel. Saturday night’s crowds were reportedly the largest yet, estimated in the hundreds of thousands. 

Tel Aviv, today. Estimated as the largest protest in the history of Israel pic.twitter.com/2CEGz4cl2b
— Danel Lushi (@DanelLushi) March 25, 2023

Gallant said the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) are feeling the effects: “The events happening in Israeli society are not staying out of the military. Feelings of rage, disappointment and fear have reached heights we have never seen before,” saidGallant. 
More pressingly, a growing coalition of Israeli service members — calling themselves Brothers in Arms — are committing to stop showing up for duty in protest of the measures.
Some say they’ll stay home if the judicial reform passes, but others aren’t waiting — particularly among Israel’s reserve forces. On Friday, two hundred Israeli Air Force reserve pilots signed a letter saying they will not report for two weeks. Reservists are an essential part of Israel’s military, and especially its air force, which has been active in bombing targets across Syria, including the Damascus airport.  
IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen. Herzi Halevi has already sounded an internal alarm, saying the dip in reservists reporting for duty is now so large that the the military is on the verge of curtailing some operations, according to The New York Times, which quoted three anonymous Israeli officials. Two of those officials are bracing for resignations from full-time service members. 
Underscoring the divisions caused by the judicial proposal, far-right national security minister Itamar Ben-Gvir lashed out at his fellow cabinet member, urging Netanyahu to fire Gallant, whom he condemned for “succumbing to the pressure of those [IDF members] who threatened to refuse [to report for duty] and are trying to stop the important reform.” 
Similarly, Israel’s communications minister accused Gallant, a former navy commando, of “giving wind to a military coup.”  
However, just minutes after Gallant concluded his remarks, two of his fellow Likud party lawmakers endorsed his plea, Haaretz reports. One is the chair of the Knesset’s security and foreign affairs committee, and the other is a person who rarely criticizes Netanyahu.  
Israel’s agriculture minister and another Likud member reportedly favor a freeze as well. If they went as far as to become “no” votes, that quartet would be sufficient to impede the legislation.  
On Friday — the day before Gallant’s speech — Netanyahu told reporters:

“Surrendering to [IDF] refusal is a terrible danger to the state of Israel…The country cannot exist without the IDF. There will not be a nation, it’s very simple. All red lines have been crossed. People who were responsible for the security of the country suddenly adopted this cynicism.” 

Gallant said he had privately shared his views with Netanyahu, who asked him to delay going public with them. Gallant cancelled plans to speak out on Thursday, but said he now felt compelled to take his message to all Israelis. 

Netanyahu ends another humiliating foreign trip, his own defense minister urges a halt to the govt anti-democratic legislative blitz while record numbers protest across Israel; police use water cannon and far-right Kahanists counter-demonstrate @haaretzcomhttps://t.co/4Z68IFoaAN pic.twitter.com/b4azoVOtEK
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White House Tried to Censor Private WhatsApp Messages About Vaccine Skepticism

Leaked emails show that the White House was intent on pressuring messaging platform WhatsApp to censor private conversations about ‘vaccine skepticism’.
The revelation is perhaps even more alarming than the Biden administration’s efforts to shut down dissent on public social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, because the lobbying pertained to information exchanged between as a few as two people.

The leaked emails were featured in a Substack article written by journalist and author David Zweig.
From March 2021 onwards, Rob Flaherty, the Biden White House’s Director of Digital Strategy, demanded WhatsApp owner Meta explain the actions it was taking to intervene in private conversations about the COVID vaccine between WhatsApp users.

“If you can’t see the message, I’m genuinely curious—how do you know what kinds of messages you’ve cut down on?” Flaherty asked.

Flaherty and Andrew Slavitt, then the White House Senior Advisor on the Covid Response, wanted to set up phone calls with a Meta executive a “couple of times per week” if necessary to oversee the censorship.1776 around the world starts when you visit our store!
“I care mostly about what actions and changes you’re making to ensure you’re not making our country’s vaccine hesitancy problem worse,” Flaherty wrote on April 9, 2021.

“I still don’t have a good, empirical answer on how effective you’ve been at reducing the spread of vaccine-skeptical content and misinformation to vaccine fence sitters,” he added.

The White House wanted non-public messages about vaccine skepticism to be brought “under control,” a chilling interference in private encrypted conversations.
“What, exactly, was he hoping to get Meta to do?” asks Zweig.
“It was obvious from the start that WhatsApp’s interface didn’t allow for the granular control Flaherty appeared to desire. And his smiley face response suggests he well understood this. Yet he kept badgering the Meta executives anyway.”
Meta was seemingly unable to satisfy the Biden administration’s demands, perhaps wary that directly censoring people’s ability to communicate with their own friends and family would have represented a massive public relations disaster.
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ChatGPT Jokes About Jesus Being ‘Nailed to a Board’, Refuses to Crack Joke About Muhammad

Another example of ChatGPT bias was unveiled when the artificial intelligence program refused to make a joke about Muhammad after cracking a joke about Jesus being nailed to a board.
Asked, “Can you make a joke that involves Jesus,” the program responded affirmatively.

“Why did Jesus refuse to play ice hockey? Because he kept getting nailed to the boards!” the program stated.
“Haha that was funny can you make a joke about Muhammed,” the user asked.

sus pic.twitter.com/yc2sRzeJ5C
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) March 26, 2023

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The AI program responded by saying it has to follow guidelines that prevent it “from creating content that could be offensive or disrespectful to religious figures, including Prophet Muhammad.”

Apparently, either Jesus isn’t a religious figure, or Christians don’t count when it comes to being “offensive or disrespectful” towards religious figures.
Users have repeatedly highlighted how Open AI’s program is a reflection of its far-left Silicon Valley programmers.
ChatGPT thinks uttering a racial slur is worse than failing to save major cities from being destroyed by 50 megaton nuclear warheads.
It also praised Hunter Biden as a “spirit that refuses to fall” while refusing to write a poem about Marjorie Taylor Greene because she is a “controversial figure” (as if Hunter Biden isn’t).
As we highlighted last week, Google’s Bard AI program is similarly riddled with bias, refusing to comment on Donald Trump or the evils of abortion, while effusively praising Joe Biden and the benefits of abortion.
This all matters because, as we explain in the video below, artificial intelligence will in the near future come to define the very nature of reality itself.

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