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Hollywood Erects Walls to Keep Celebs Safe

Union Station is pictured during preparations for the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California on April 20, 2021. - The Oscars will go live from Union Station, on April 25, 2021. (Photo by VALERIE MACON / AFP) (Photo by VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

(Breitbart) – Hollywood is full of anti-border wall celebrities. But on Tinseltown’s biggest night, ten-foot security fences have been erected around Union Station in Los Angeles, California, to keep celebrities safe and the public out during Sunday’s 93rd Academy Awards.

The perimeter around Union Station is cordoned off by security fences and the entrances to the building are blocked by similar structures. Signs posted to the fences bear a stark warning: “This property is closed to the public. No entry without permission.”

Union Station is pictured during preparations for the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California on April 20, 2021. – The Oscars will go live from Union Station, on April 25, 2021. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Production trucks are pictured parked in front of Union Station during preparations for the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California on April 20, 2021. – The Oscars will go live from Union Station, on April 25, 2021. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

An entrance to Union Station is blocked off during preparations for the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California on April 23, 2021. – The Oscars be broadcast live from Union Station, on April 25, 2021. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

The security fence runs completely counter to the anti-border wall mantras which flood out of Hollywood.

A view of Union Station is seen during preparations for the 93rd Annual Academy Awards on April 19, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Union Station is pictured during preparations for the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California on April 20, 2021. – The Oscars will go live from Union Station, on April 25, 2021. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Parts of Union Station are blocked off during preparations for the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California on April 23, 2021. – The Oscars be broadcast live from Union Station, on April 25, 2021. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

From the hedging in of Trump’s Hollywood Star with an artistic rendition of a border wall during the 2016 presidential campaign, reported by Breitbart, to the 28 celebrities who came out against a border wall during the same campaign season.

Business Insider listed the celebrities as George Clooney, Matt Damon, Johnny Depp, Lady GaGa, John Oliver, J.K. Rowling, America Ferrera, Russell Simmons, Bette Midler, Jennifer Lawrence, Miley Cyrus, and others.

It was Academy Award-winning director Barry Jenkins who in 2019 said “No walls. No borders. Fuck him,” in reference to then-President Donald Trump during a rant in front of a star-studded crowd at the annual National Board of Review Awards.

The hypocrisy seen in the contrast between Hollywood’s anti-border wall posturing and the erection of a security fence around the Academy Awards is similar to the contrast between Hollywood’s anti-Second Amendment rhetoric and the use of good guys with guns to keep celebrities safe.

For example, on February 24, 2019, Breitbart News reported that law enforcement sources indicating that pro-gun control Hollywood Academy Awards attendees would enjoy security “similar to when a U.S. president visits” Los Angeles.

The Hollywood Reporter noted that “a huge chunk of the [Los Angeles Police Department’s] 10,072 sworn officers [would] be on hand” for the event. Moreover, they spoke to an officer who indicated the 2019 Academy Awards would be a “mid-to-max deployment day” involving protocols similar to those used when presidents visit.

On March 4, 2018, Breitbart News reported LAPD’s deployment of “500 officers to wrap the Dolby Theatre in multiple barriers of armed security for the [2018 Awards].”

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins , a weekly newsletter focused o n al l things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins . Reach him at [email protected] . You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange .


Kamala Harris: ‘We Should Have an Assault Weapons Ban’

(InfoWars) – Joe Biden’s VP Kamala Harris on Sunday called on Congress to pass an “assault weapons ban. ”

When asked on CNN’s “State of the Union” why her and Biden weren’t doing more on gun control, Harris pushed back, noting Biden has already issued executive orders on “ghost guns.”

“We actually, as an administration, have taken action. The president issued executive orders, for example, on ghost guns, and there is only so much, however, that a president can do through executive action,” Harris told host Dana Bash.

“This president, Joe Biden, has a long-standing history of speaking very clearly and unambiguously about the need for smart gun safety laws, back from the time that he was in the Senate through today. But I guess that emphasizes the point that both he when he was in the Senate when I was in the Senate, same thing, we were pushing for legislation. Congress has to act. Because we have to codify, that’s a fancy word for make permanent, make the law, that we agree.”

Harris then evoked the Sandy Hook shooting as justification for banning “assault weapons.”

“We should have background checks. That’s just reasonable gun safety laws. We should have an assault weapons ban. Assault weapons have been designed to kill a lot of people quickly. They are weapons of war, and Congress has to account, Dana,” Harris said.

“I mean, you know, I was recently in Connecticut. Senators Murphy and Blumenthal and the governor there, so many people, the families of Sandy Hook. You know, I honestly thought that when those babies, 26 seven-year-old children, were slaughtered, I thought Congress would act. I thought that would be the thing, and it didn’t happen.”

Bash asked, “But do you think it can happen?”

Harris said, “It has to happen.”

Gun owners across the country have one simple message for Biden and his replacement Harris: Come and Take Them!


Indian Vaccine Makers Jack Up Prices As Outbreak Worsens; 1st COVID ‘Triple Mutant’ Identified

(Zerohedge) – India’s surge in COVID-19 infections and deaths, potentially driven by a convergence of nasty mutant strains, has in the pace of barely a week eclipsed Brazil to account for roughly half of all new COVID-19 cases being reported worldwide, with large numbers likely going uncounted. After being blamed for helping spark the outbreak with large-scale political rallies during an election year, Indian PM Narendra Modi has ordered western social media firms to censor critical posts from rival politicians while hundreds die due to lack of hospital oxygen, including a group of more than 20 victims in western Maharashtra who died due to a preventable oxygen leak.

As of Monday morning, India’s outbreak showed no signs of abating. The number of confirmed cases has surged to 17,313,163, the second-largest tally in the world after the 32M+ in the US (though experts caution millions more cases have likely gone undiagnosed). On Monday, India reported more than 354K new cases over the past 24 hours, marking the latest in a six-day series of global records for most cases reported in a single day.

Meanwhile, India has reported more than 2K deaths per day for the last 5 days, with a record 2,812 deaths reported Monday, bringing total deaths to 195,123, the fourth-highest official total in the world after the US, Brazil and Mexico.

Health experts warn about the pernicious rise of mutant strains in the country as strains first isolated in the UK, South Africa and Brazil have all been identified in India. These strains are all believed to be more infectious than the original strain of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.

Hospitals in the Indian Capital of New Delhi have been turning away patients due to a lack of oxygen supplies and open beds. Families lucky enough to score a bed for a sick relative often must then find their own supplies of oxygen or medications like remdesivir that are in short supply at hospitals.

Despite its prestigious Serum Institute’s critical role in the global vaccine rollout, Indians have secured precious few doses of the vaccine as PM Modi’s government initially favored exports over domestic distribution. On Monday morning, as India prepares to expand legal access to any adult over 18, the FT reported that Modi’s government is facing a backlash over its vaccine framework, which will require states to purchase jabs directly from domestic manufacturers. Meanwhile, India’s vaccination campaign has slowed, with the number of jabs falling to fewer than 3M per day, down from more than 4M.

India will expand its vaccination programme to anyone aged over 18 on Saturday but vaccine manufacturers have been given permission to raise prices significantly.

India is the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer. But, after limited uptake in the early weeks of its inoculation campaign, demand has surged and the country is facing shortages. The pace of vaccination has slowed from as many as 4m jabs a day this month to fewer than 3m.

From May 1, the government will continue buying half of India’s monthly vaccine production of about 65m jabs to supply to over-45s. But states and private entities have to procure shots for younger adults at higher prices set by the manufacturers, the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech.

Experts warn that breaking with the centralised Covid-19 vaccine campaigns used elsewhere gives the companies too much power, risks setting off chaotic competition and exacerbating inequities as many citizens are unable to secure vaccines.

‘In a pandemic vaccines are a public good…Public goods should be paid through pooled resources by the government. That’s what’s happening around the world,’ said Chandrakant Lahariya, a public health policy expert in New Delhi.

‘By giving a free hand to manufacturers to determine the price…It’s a situation which puts everybody at a disadvantage.’

The Serum Institute, which produces the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, said state governments would pay Rs400 ($5.35) and private hospitals Rs600, compared with about Rs150 for the central government. Bharat Biotech, which makes an indigenous jab, will charge Rs600 for states and Rs1,200 for private buyers.

The Serum Institute, which produces the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine, said state governments would pay Rs400 ($5.35) and private hospitals Rs600, compared with about Rs150 for the central government. Bharat Biotech, which makes an indigenous jab, will charge Rs600 for states and Rs1,200 for private buyers.

At least one rival politician has written to PM Modi asking him to reconsider this new policy, arguing that vaccine campaigns in the country have seen the most success when the government is the sole buyer of vaccines.

The worsening disaster has prompted the US, UK, Germany and other EU members to pledge to provide emergency supplies including oxygen, ventilators, medical aid and raw materials for vaccine production. Germany, in particular, has classified India as a coronavirus high incidence area and also put the country on a separate warning list for coronavirus variants.

Finally, as the western media latches on to the advent of ‘double mutant’ strains in India (something we reported on weeks ago), a third mutation in the B.1.167 strain first identified in India has now been documented, leading to more calls for faster sequencing of viral genomes. Here’s more from India.com.

A report in the Indian Express said that since both the mutations, E484Q and L425R, were located in the virus’s critical spike protein – that binds it to the receptor cells in the body. The mutation should have been studied on an urgent basis, however, the genome sequencing exercise got stalled between November and January due to lack of funds, and disinterest because of the falling Covid curve.

However, now a third mutation in the B.1.167 has been identified now and experts believe that this time, it will be taken seriously.

Experts chided the Indian government for not doing enough to scout for dangerous new mutants: ‘The whole point of gene sequencing is to remain ahead of the curve, anticipate what new variants of the virus are likely to emerge, how they are likely to behave, and what can be done to contain their spread in the population. More the sequences, greater is our information about them, and more effective our response can be,’ a scientist associated with the sequencing effort reportedly said.

‘Unfortunately, India has been well behind the curve on this front. We have been reacting to the developments, instead of anticipating it,’ he added.


WATCH: Ex-Police Chief DESTROYS Democrat Narrative

(Breitbart) – Representative Val Demings (D-FL) said Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation” that she thought the officer who fatally shot Ma’Khia Bryant in Columbus, Ohio “responded as he was trained to do.”

Anchor John Dickerson said, “Let me ask you about the George Floyd Policing Act and this awful incident, Ma’Khia Bryant in Ohio. So under- as I understand it, under the legislation, federal officials, police officers — they would be restrained from using excessive force unless a third party was in danger and unless they couldn’t deescalate. Those seem to be the facts of the case in the Bryant case, which means that under the standards set in the Floyd Policing Act, the officer, in that case, seems to have acted as they were trained and supposed to.”

Demings said, “Well, you know, John, when I served as a police chief, what I prayed for daily was that my police officers would respond as they are trained to do. Now, after every incident, we would have to go back and look at our policies and make sure that the policies met the moment. But look, I worked as a social worker with foster care children. So it’s a- it’s a sad moment for me. But I also was a patrol officer who was out there on the street having to make those split-second decisions. You know, now everybody has the benefit of slowing the video down and- and seizing the perfect moment. The officer on the street does not have that ability. He or she has to make those split-second decisions, and they’re tough. But the limited information that I know in viewing the video, it appears that the officer responded as he was trained to do with the main thought of preventing a tragedy and- and a loss of life of the person who was about to be assaulted.”


Tampa McDonald’s Exposes America’s Systemic Labor Shortage, Forced To Pay People $50 To Interview

(Zerohedge) – Something strange is happening in the US economy.

A McDonald’s in Tampa, Florida, offers $50 to show up for a job interview. Even with free money plastered in big, bold black letters on its menu sign, facing a busy roadway, there are reportedly still no takers.

Business Insider spoke with Blake Casper, the franchisee who owns the fast-food restaurant in Tampa, who said the idea to hand out free money is an attempt to secure workers. He said he would do ‘whatever it takes to hire workers.’

‘At this point, if we can’t keep our drive-thrus moving, then I’ll pay $50 for an interview,’ said Casper, who owns 60 McDonald’s restaurants across the Tampa-St. Petersburg Metropolitan Area.

Casper said McDonald’s business is booming, but a labor shortage has made workers harder to find. His problems are merely a reflection of a much larger significant labor shortage developing across the country as trillions in Biden stimulus are now incentivizing potential workers not to seek employment but to sit back and chill and collect the next stimmy check for doing absolutely nothing in what is becoming the world’s greatest ‘under the radar’ experiment in Universal Basic Income.

At the moment, there are over 100 million Americans who are out of the labor force (of whom just 6.85MM want a job currently, and a record 94 million don’t want a job).

Simultaneously, as we recently pointed out , JPMorgan warned clients of a massive labor shortage in the US.

However, JPMorgan did not expand on what may be causing this unprecedented schism within the economy – after all, for normalcy to return, people must not only be employed but must want to be employed – it did suggest that the ‘ robust’ government stimulus may be keeping workers on the sidelines.

Some 17 million Americans remain on jobless benefits . Perhaps many of these people want jobs but are getting paid more to sit on the couch.

In a letter sent to the White House Friday, WSJ explains Democrats on Capitol Hill are pushing for the Biden administration to make the jobless benefits permanent, the onset to universal basic income.

The McDonalds in Tampa is a prime example of how QE for the people scrambles the labor force and starts to pressure companies who can’t find workers. But oh well, because in the next several years, automation and artificial intelligence systems will be displacing many of these low-skilled/low-income jobs.


BREAKING: Minneapolis Black Business Owners PLEAD for Help in No-Go-Zone

(Breitbart) – Black-owned businesses trapped in the Minneapolis no-go zone where George Floyd was murdered by a police officer are pleading for, among other things, help from police, reports the New York Post :

Black merchants near the once-thriving corner of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue said police have abandoned the blocked-off intersection, creating a dangerous autonomous zone that has seen crime spike and business evaporate.

“The city left me in danger,” the owner of Smoke In The Pit restaurant told The Post Thursday.

“They locked us up on here and left us behind,” said the merchant, who asked to be identified only as Alexander W. for fear of reprisals.

“They left me with no food, no water, nothing to eat,” Alexander told the Post . “The police, fire trucks, can’t come in here.”

Welcome to one more Democrat-run city more interested in pushing lies about systemic racism than actually fulfilling its primary obligation: keeping its citizens safe and ensuring they can freely go about the business of living their lives and making a living.

The Post reports that the no-go zone is empty of consumers. Hardly any customers come anymore because they know it’s unsafe and are likely to be harassed (or worse) by the left-wing terrorists in Black Lives Matter and Antifa, not mention the criminals and gangs who roam free without fear of police.

“The black-owned businesses say they have lost 75-percent of their business since the Floyd memorial sprouted up shortly after his death” and “feel they have been the sacrificial lambs” at the hands of a Democrat-run city.

One of the terrorists who oversees what’s called “George Floyd Square,” an area that is literally blockaded, dismissed concerns of the business owners and residents, and added this: gang members “keep us safe in their own way.”

Imagine living and trying to do business like this for more than a year. It’s outrageous and only hurting the very people – black Americans – Democrats claim they want to help.

But Democrats have no interest in helping anyone other than themselves – and if every Blue City in America has to be burned to the ground in order to hide the fact that Democrats cannot handle the most basic tasks of governing (and nothing is more basic than keeping people safe) – they will see to it that those cities burn.

Minneapolis has been governed by Democrats for more than 40 years. Republicans are so outnumbered they have no say whatsoever in how the city is run, and look at what’s happening to this once great metropolis, the once great Twin Cities.

As bad as I feel for the victims of this no-go zone, it seems fair to ask what they intend to do about it. Will they vote for change, or will they vote more of the same? Will Minneapolis continue to cast their votes based on stupid issues like systemic racism that have nothing to do with the basics of governing (snow removal, filling potholes, safety, garbage pickup), or will they finally wise up and focus on quality of life issues?

Truth be told, I don’t really care. Out here where I live, in Rural America, we all own guns and have no gun violence or a violent crime crisis. People out here of all races and creeds live together in peace without any racial tensions. Our air, water, and streets are safe and clean.

You get what you vote for, so I’m just curious how long the people of Minneapolis are going to vote for race riots, arson, violence, despair, bad policing, and looting.


Why you should NEVER apologize for being white

(NOQReport) – Share the truth

Someone shared with me a video from Good Patriot that I had a strong reaction to. It was called, ” Why We Should Never Apologize For Our RACE. ”

Here is a partial transcript from her video:

Hi America. I’m good Patriot and I’m a racist piece of trash . Well not a regular racist. I’m actually a subconscious racist. I’m so racist that I don’t even know how racist I am or at least that’s what I’ve been told. So to destroy racism which apparently only exists against black people I’m gonna have to do a few things.

Number one put a black box on my social media pages this will ensure that I start working off my penance for being born white and it will also make sure that my friends (that aren’t racists) know that even though I’ve never done anything racist that they know that I’m not racist either and then somehow that’s gonna help the black people . And number two as a white person I need to validate the existence of black people by saying the magic words black lives matter . Saying that actually shows that I think that my white opinion is superior and is needed to validate a black person’s existence and worse and black people acknowledging that they need to hear it from me is actually saying that they find their worth in my white opinion. But let’s just ignore all the mental gymnastics of that and and just say it anyway.

Black lives matter! There you go. Racism has been annihilated .

(There was more sarcasm as the video continued but I think you get the gist.)

My reaction to her video was… STANDING OVATION APPLAUSE! And by being in agreement with her, I am automatically being called by some a (insert racial epithet or expletive here) but, I don’t care. Racism is wrong, no matter its origin. With a certainty, black people can be as racist (if not more so as they feel it justified ) as the people they purport to be against. Racism against blacks during the Civil Rights Movement was just as wrong as the racism today against whites and just as wrong as when Africans enslaved whites . The same people who fought alongside Martin Luther King, Jr and purport to uphold his ideals today, should denounce this evil taking over our country and world today.

They should denounce racism being taught in our schools via Critical Race Theory.

They should denounce it when it is used for political advantag e.

They should denounce it when racism is used to frame a story on the news .

They should denounce it wherever it rears its ugly head .

Martin Luther King, Jr. famously said this…

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

I’m glad he said it then because if he said it now, he would be cancelled.


Scientists Are Now Growing Human-Monkey Chimeric Embryos

(Zerohedge) – In a move that is undoubtedly going to raise all sorts of ethical and scientific questions, scientists have now successfully grown human-monkey chimeric embryos for up to 20 days. The international team of scientists was led by gene expression expert Juan Carlos Izpisua Belmonte from the Salk Institute in California, according to RT .

Along with his team, he ‘implanted human stem cells into primate embryos which then grew for up to up to 20 days.’

While the experiment toes many ethical lines, the potential benefits of helping humans understand evolution and biology seem to have outweighed the negatives – for the time being, at least.

Belmonte said: “As we are unable to conduct certain types of experiments in humans, it is essential that we have better models to more accurately study and understand human biology and disease. An important goal of experimental biology is the development of model systems that allow for the study of human diseases under in vivo conditions.”

The monkey embryos were injected with human stem cells 6 days after they were created, which can ‘yield multiple different types of tissue, both embryonic and non- or extra-embryonic tissues,’ the report notes.

The human cells were still found in 132 chimera embryos 24 hours after implantation. 109 embryos continued to develop after 9 days. After day 19, only 3 embryos remained. After 20 days, all of the embryos had been destroyed.

Researchers were able to examine the resultant embryos to determine ‘which communication pathways between the monkey and human cells were viable in the generation of future chimeras and which were not.’

The team said it gave the “utmost attention to ethical considerations… by coordinating closely with regulatory agencies” during their research.

Technology developed by Weizhi Ji and his team at Kunming University of Science and Technology in Yunnan, China has made the attempts at chimeras – which have been ongoing since the 1970’s – possible.


SHOCK REPORT: Biden Admin to ‘Re-Educate’ Blue Collar Workers

(The Post Millennial) – Biden Climate Change Advisor Gina McCarthy said that energy workers would be provided with a “different education” under the administration’s climate change policy.

During the segment discussing what should be done for coal miners who are losing their jobs because of President Biden’s climate change agenda McCarthy said that those workers would be provided with “opportunities for different education” to seek new jobs in new industries.

McCarthy’s statements come just as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D- MA) have re-introduced a resolution in support of the Green New Deal and have called on the Biden administration to go “bolder” with their climate change agenda.

The Green New Deal if implemented would shut down most of the American energy industry that currently exists and cost millions of jobs according to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX). The Green New Deal also calls for the end of air travel, meat, and 99% of cars.

McCarthy has also been criticized for her radicalism when it comes her agenda. McCarthy has previously made statements connecting climate change to “racial justice” and claimed that Biden as a candidate did not go far enough on climate.

McCarthy’s comments sound very similar to “learn to code”, a comment that has been deemed offensive after it was directed at workers who may lose their jobs as the oil and gas industry is constricted by legislation.
McCarthy has been a staunch defender of the Environmental Protection Agency, an institution she lead during President Obama’s second term. She defended the agency after the Flint water crisis which McCarthy said the EPA did nothing wrong.

There have been no details provided about the mentioned funding or education that McCarthy eluded to in the CNN segment.


BREAKING: Judge Makes SHOCK Border Announcement

(The Post Millennial) – The Biden administration’s “catch and release” policy is on track to release unprecedented numbers of illegal migrants into US territory with nothing but a signed Promise to Appear.
Illegal border crossings have stayed at or near 20-year records in April of 2012.

According to the Daily Wire, at issue is the new Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, which actually dates back to 2004, of which “catch and release” is a part. This program allows for varying levels of monitoring of people who are in the US awaiting formal hearings, depending on many factors related to the particular immigrant’s background etc.

The Biden administration has also decided to eliminate fines for overstaying visas or failing to appear at hearings, claiming that they were counterproductive:

“There is no indication that these penalties promoted compliance with noncitizens’ departure obligations. We can enforce our immigration laws without resorting to ineffective and unnecessary punitive measures,” said Alejandro Mayorkas, the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Chad Wolf, the man replaced by Mayorkas, however, strongly disagrees with the above. Wolf commented the following:

“Just when you think the Biden administration’s immigration policies and agenda can’t get worse … it does. How does withdrawing a consequence (i.e. fine) and holding individuals accountable when they overstay their visa and fail to depart in the best interests of DHS?”