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China locks down city of 9 million as Covid cases surge

Coronavirus in China (representative image) Photograph:( AFP )
Coronavirus in China (representative image) Photograph:( AFP )

For the first time in two years, China’s daily Covid cases are over 10,000 as the highly contagious Omicron variant has triggered outbreaks on a scale only seen during the Wuhan outbreak

Changchun is the capital of Jilin province and an important industrial base. It has ordered the residents to work from home. 
As per the new rules, only one person will be allowed out every two days to buy “daily necessities.”

Several Chinese cities have been recording a surge in cases. Recently, Shanghai ordered its schools to close and shift to online instruction.

China turns to Russian gas to curb dependence on Quad members

The Atamanskaya compressor station for Power of Siberia, the only currently operational gas pipeline between Russia and China.   © Reuters
The Atamanskaya compressor station for Power of Siberia, the only currently operational gas pipeline between Russia and China.   © Reuters

Eager to no longer depend on geopolitical rivals like the U.S. and Australia for natural gas, China is forging ahead with new pipeline projects to boost imports from Russia.

Preparations for a new pipeline to the Russian island of Sakhalin are in full swing in China’s border province of Heilongjiang despite still frigid temperatures. “Construction will pick up as soon as spring comes,” said a source familiar with the project.

State-owned China National Petroleum Corp. has agreed to import more natural gas from Russian major Gazprom in a deal announced on the sidelines of a summit between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Russian President Vladimir Putin last month.

Madigan taps campaign fund for corruption defense as critics say more reforms are necessary

In this Dec. 3, 2013 photo, former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, AP Photo/Seth Perlman
In this Dec. 3, 2013 photo, former Illinois Speaker of the House Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, AP Photo/Seth Perlman

(The Center Square) – Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s campaign fund used to be a political tool, but it has morphed into a lifeline for the once-powerful politician accused of using his elected position and political operation as a criminal enterprise for personal gain.

The candidate committee had $10.5 million cash on hand as of Dec. 31, 2021.

That’s more money than nearly every active candidate campaign committee in the state, with the exception of Friends of Don Harmon for State Senate ($12.58 million) and JB for Governor ($104.7 million). Gov. J.B. Pritzker, the billionaire heir to the Hyatt Hotel fortune, has largely self-funded his campaigns.

Madigan’s options for spending the remaining $10.5 million in the Friends of Michael J. Madigan fund could be limited going forward in part based on the corruption charges he faces. Prosecutors have alleged Madigan used his power for personal gain. Some Democrats have distanced themselves from the former speaker. 

‘Let Me Give You A Few Examples…’: Steve Daines Explains Why He Voted Against Omnibus Bill

In a video released to social media, Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) explained why he voted against the omnibus spending bill.

List of Ukraine biolab documents reportedly removed by US Embassy

Up until recently, the existence and details of these bioweapons labs were public knowledge. The US embassy had previously disclosed the locations and details of these laboratories in a series of PDF files online. On February 26, 2022, the official embassy website shut down the links to all 15 bioweapon laboratories.

All the documents associated with these labs have been removed from the internet. If you click on any of the links, the PDF files are no longer available. Thankfully, these files have been archived and can still be accessed. 

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Trump speaks out on confronting Russian aggression

Former President Trump weighs in on the Russia-Ukraine war in an exclusive interview on ‘Hannity.’

Trump’s Truth Social platform hitting on all cylinders with Americans

Donald Trump
Donald Trump

“A handful of liberal reporters get an account on Truth, can’t attract any followers because no one wants to hear them, and then they report it isn’t working,” he explained.

The Just the News survey a survey of major figures who have both Truth Social and Twitter accounts found numerous examples of the Trump platform “outperforming the engagement of the grand old daddy of 140-character tweets.”

It cited House Republican Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., whose message about skyrocketing gas prices under Joe Biden “attracted 3,780 likes and 1,460 re-truths” on Truth Social, but only “1,132 and 411,” on the other platform.

“While Trump’s media team has not announced any numbers, Truth Social is believed to have fewer than 1 million users onboarded and more than double that total waiting to get on in the first few weeks of soft launch and testing. It plans to open up to all users by month’s end. The pace of new accounts has been accelerating to several thousand an hour,” the report said.

Donald Trump’s Truth Social propels conservatives’ reach past Twitter in few short weeks

Devin Nunes, the former congressman who took over in January as CEO of the Trump Media and Technology Group that launched Truth Social, said the new platform is performing at a high engagement level that rivals or exceeds Twitter for most users even though it has massively fewer customers.

Nunes, whose interview with Just the News was one of his rare media appearances during the launch, said another key early success of Truth Social has been its ability to verify users are real people and stamp out bots.

Nunes said the company is on track to open up the platform to all users by end of March.

Zelenskyy’s Former Press Secretary Savagely Blasts Kamala Harris

AP Photo/Andrew Harnik
AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

Kamala Harris’s diplomatic mission to Europe did not go as hoped.

It was bad enough when she managed to embarrass the United States again, this time during a joint press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw where she laughed in response to a question about the Ukrainian refugee crisis, but now she’s been brutally mocked by President Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s former Press Secretary Iuliia Mendel.

“It would be a tragedy if this woman won the presidency,” Mendel said while retweeting a video of Kamala Harris’s inappropriate laughter.

The tweet has since been deleted.

Biden, G7 nix Russia’s favored nation trade status

The United States and a consortium of industrialized nations known as the G7 will revoke Russia’s special trade status, opening the door for further punitive sanctions and tariffs on Moscow in response to the invasion of Ukraine. This report produced by Zachary Goelman.

Pakistan condemns Indian missile in its airspace

A Pakistani military spokesman told a news conference on Thursday evening (March 10) that a “high-speed flying object” originating from the northern Indian city of Sirsa had crashed in eastern Pakistan.

Russian Strikes Hit Western Ukraine as Offensive Widens: Officials

A woman waits on a stretcher to be carried across a destroyed bridge during an evacuation from Irpin, Ukraine on March 10, 2022. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
IRPIN, UKRAINE – MARCH 10: A woman waits on a stretcher to be carried across a destroyed bridge during an evacuation from Irpin on March 10, 2022 in Irpin, Ukraine. Irpin, a suburb northwest of Kyiv, had experienced days of sustained shelling by Russian forces advancing toward the capital. Well over two million people have fled Ukraine since Russia launched its attack on February 24. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

Russian airstrikes intensified on Friday in western Ukraine as satellite footage suggested Moscow’s forces outside Kyiv have regrouped after remaining more than a week outside the city.

Airstrikes hit the Lutsk airfield that left two Ukrainian servicemen dead and six people wounded, the head of the Volyn region, Yuriy Pohulyayko, told media outlets a statement.

The strikes also targeted an airport near Ivano-Frankiivsk, where residents were ordered to shelters after an air raid alert, Mayor Ruslan Martsinkiv said on social media.

“Explosions were heard in Frankivsk. The military and the State Emergency Service are working. Details will be released later! React to sirens,” he wrote Friday.

Russia’s Ministry of Defense confirmed to local media that its strikes hit both Lutsk’s airfield and an airfield in Ivano-Frankiivsk. Both are located in western Ukraine, which has remained relatively unscathed since the start of the Feb. 24 conflict started.

YouTube Removes “Full Send Podcast” Episode With Donald Trump After It Reaches 5 Million Views In 24 Hours

YouTube has removed a recent episode of the internet prank group NELK’s “Full Send Podcast” featuring former President Donald Trump after the episode pulled 5 million views in the first 24 hours.

The hour-long episode that was posted on Wednesday and shot at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida was removed by the platform due to claims of “misinformation.”

In the interview, Trump discussed the current war between Russia & Ukraine, Joe Rogan’s Podcast, and thoughts on the 2020 Presidential election. 

NELK Boys video interview with President Donald Trump

March 10, 2022
President Donald Trump was interviewed in the most recent episode of the YouTube prank squad Nelk Boys’ podcast, Full Send Podcast.
The video was released on Wednesday.

President Trump called the NELK Boys to the stage in October 2020 during a rally.

The NELK Boys video interview with President Donald Trump had 5 million views in its first day.

Then YouTube deleted it.

Biden Carries Through Obama’s Dream of Releasing the Terrorists from Gitmo

How Biden is realizing Obama’s dream of closing Gitmo and sending Islamic terrorists back into the fight against America and the West.

Army approves its first religious COVID vaccine waiver

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III)
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Robert P Wormley III)

In its latest round of vaccination statistics announced on Thursday, the Army revealed it had received 3,760 requests for religious accommodations to the vaccines among its active service component, of which it has rejected 536 and approved just one.

The remaining 3,223 religious accommodation requests are still awaiting approval.

With this first approved waiver, the Army has become the third military branch to approve a religious accommodation to the COVID-19 vaccine for its active component.

The U.S. Marine Corps was the first U.S. military branch to approve any religious exemption and, as of Thursday, has approved six such religious exemptions.

PHILADELPHIA — House Dems are celebrating the one-year anniversary of their nearly $2T Covid aid victory. Except things haven’t gone as planned ever since.

While Democrats had hoped to be touting a huge party-line social spending bill by now, that package remains an enormous question mark at best. Democrats are now talking instead about ways that Biden could act without Congress — even as their party has at least 10 more months in power.

“It’s very important for the executive to act if we cannot get legislative action immediately,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi said.

“A whole lot can be kickstarted” with executive actions, added House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-S.C.). “Sometimes the people need to be nudged by the person we’ve chosen to lead.”

Hollywood wouldn’t make Mark Wahlberg’s new faith-based film ‘Father Stu,’ so he made it himself

Mark Wahlberg stars in the movie "Father Stu" hitting theaters Easter 2022.
Mark Wahlberg stars in the movie “Father Stu” hitting theaters Easter 2022.

The devout Catholic spent several years pitching the religious drama to Hollywood studios. But in his words, “Hollywood doesn’t make films like this.” 

The movie is based on actual events and tells the story of boxer-turned-priest Father Stuart Long and his incredible journey from “self-destruction to redemption.”

Wahlberg, who used his own money to partially fund the film, plays Father Stu. He is joined on-screen by Academy Award-winner Mel Gibson, who plays his father, Bill Long.

The Sony Pictures film features heavy vulgarity and is rated R. But is inspiring at its core, sharing the power of transformation in Christ.

Black Middle School Kids Who Jumped White Kids Charged With Hate Crimes

(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)
(AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

The incident happened Wednesday morning at the Coconut Creek Recreation Center, just a short distance from Lyons Creek Middle School. At least one of the victims was targeted because of his race, according to police.


The arrest reports from Coconut Creek Police stated the victims were “racially profiled.” According to the reports, the students told police that the other students approached them, yelling, “It’s opposite day!” and “brown power!”

“The group looked at (the student) and stated “he is white” before another student “tackled him to the ground which subsequently allowed the group of middle school kids to start hitting him with their hands, feet and phone chargers,” the reports said.

One student said he was attacked after he was dropped off at the center before classes. He told NBC 6 that a group of guys from his school ran over to “jump” him and another group of students.

The attackers hit and kicked him, and yelled things that made him believe that he was being targeted because he is white, the student said.

“I put my hands up so they don’t whack my face,” the student who was dropped off said. “After they jumped me, they said this is, like, revenge for what they did in the 1700s for slavery.”

Reporter to Kamala Harris: “How long should Americans expect … how long should we be bracing for … historic inflation and some unprecedented gas prices?”

The White House’s game-playing denials of bio labs in Ukraine

Career criminal indicted on murder charge freed without bail by NYC judge

Eugene Clark allegedly assaulted Ramon Luna, who eventually lost consciousness and succumbed to his injuries, according to police.
Eugene Clark allegedly assaulted Ramon Luna, who eventually lost consciousness and succumbed to his injuries, according to police.

Clark, 54, allegedly socked Luna in the head, causing the victim to fall to the ground and lose consciousness at the intersection of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in Harlem, police sources said.

As Luna lay defenseless on the ground, Clark and another man allegedly rifled through the victim’s pockets and snatched some of his belongings, prosecutors said.

A third suspect, Unique Powers, allegedly poured an unknown substance on Luna’s face and also rifled through his pants, sources and prosecutors said. She’s been charged in the case with assault and grand larceny.

The suspect was arraigned Thursday on the superseding charges. At the hearing, Manhattan prosecutors requested that Clark be remanded without bail.

But in a shocking move, Judge April Newbauer released Clark on his own recognizance.

Jason Whitlock on Jussie Smollett: ‘This was the craziest thing I’ve ever seen’

‘Fearless’ host reacts to former ‘Empire’ star’s sentencing on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Political Islam in the News – March 2022

• Egypt is trying to pass laws that will help reduce wife beating. These laws will be difficult to enforce since the Koran and the Sunna allow it. It is culturally unacceptable for the wife to go to police.

• In Iran a man grinned as he held his wife’s head in his hand along with a knife. His brother and her father helped in the honor killing.

• An Afghan refugee claimed Sharia law allowed sexual assault of a 3-year-old girl.

• In India some Muslims say that women can be raped for not wearing a hijab.

Exclusive: Special Counsel’s Office Is Investigating The 2016 DNC Server Hack

The U.S. Department of Defense tasked the same Georgia Tech researcher embroiled in the Alfa Bank hoax with investigating the “origins” of the Democratic National Committee hacker, according to an email first obtained by The Federalist on Wednesday.

That email also indicates the special counsel’s office is investigating the investigation into the DNC hack and that prosecutors harbor concerns about the DOD’s decision to involve the Georgia Tech researcher in its probe.

The results from that search, however, showed no apparent connections between the Trump email and Russia, causing Antonakakis to tell Joffe that the results do “not make sense with the storyline you have.”

Nonetheless, Joffe provided Antonakakis, Dagon, and Lorenzen a draft “white paper,” which presented a tale of an Alfa Bank-Trump secret communication channel, which the three then reviewed for Joffe.

Farage is cancelled (again).

Glenn Greenwald weighs in on the US-funded bio labs in Ukraine

Glenn Greenwald weighs in on the US-funded bio labs in Ukraine:

“You have to be so careful to understand what they mean when they deny that they have these.”

Biological man who identifies as woman charged with hate crime after allegedly attacking Asian man with hammer

The suspect, 48-year-old Christian Jeffers, has since been arrested and charged with numerous hate crimes.

According to the New York Post, an argument broke out between Jeffers and the victim after they bumped into each other in the subway station. Jeffers then took a hammer out of a purse and bashed the victim’s head.

This is not Jeffers’ first brush with the law. Jeffers has been arrested forty-seven times, and was recently released from prison after serving six years for second degree robbery.