"Free people can say 'no'. Free people can refuse demands for their money, time, and children. Slaves cannot. There is no freedom without the freedom to say 'no'. If someone demands that you do something and you can say 'no' and refuse to do it, then you are a free human being. If you can be forced to do something or surrender something that you do not wish to, then you are a slave. No other test need be applied" -- Michael Rivero

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On Wednesday, Estonia said that it's prepared to join Finland in closing its borders with Russia, citing "hybrid attacks" by Russia.

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The Finnish government has announced that it has now closed its eastern border with Russia "until further notice" as of April 15th, 2024.

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Since 2020, the house prices in Canada have skyrocketed.

Major Canadian cities, including Vancouver, Barrie and District, Victoria and Toronto, have seen housing costs rise by more than $200,000.

In August 2023, the average house price in Vancouver measured at $1,208,400, up by a huge $261,800 since August 2020.

In just three years, Barrie and District saw average housing costs increase from $571,700 to $818,000.

To tackle the housing inflation, many Canadians have taken to living in tent-like structures, known as yurts.

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Images extracted from the cell phones of the terrorists who killed more than 140 people at a concert hall outside Moscow point to a possible link to the ongoing Ukraine conflict, investigators said on Friday.

On March 22, four Tajik nationals opened fire inside the packed Crocus City Hall music venue and then set the building on fire. A total of 145 people were killed and more than 500 were injured in the attack.

The suspected assailants were detained the next day while trying to flee to Ukraine by car, according to the authorities. More suspects were arrested in the following days, most of them of Tajik origin. 

The jihadist group Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) has claimed responsibility for the attack. The head of Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), Aleksandr Bortnikov, however, suggested that the US, UK, and Ukraine may also be linked to the attack, possibly using Islamists as proxies. Ukraine and its Western backers have denied any involvement.

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Bounties should be offered for the killing of NATO soldiers if they are deployed to Ukraine to fight against Russian troops, former President Dmitry Medvedev said on Thursday. 

In a post on social media, Medvedev lashed out at Kiev’s Western backers, arguing that they are “taking the world for fools” if they believe that sending foreign forces to Ukraine would not lead to a dangerous escalation. If NATO soldiers do end up in Ukraine, they will not be limited to non-combat roles, he claimed.

“They will become part of the regular forces that are fighting against us. That is why they will have to be treated only as the enemy,” Medvedev, who currently serves as deputy chairman of Russia’s Security Council, wrote. “We should take no prisoners! The highest rewards must be given out for every killed NATO soldier.”

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French President Emmanuel Macron riled up his NATO allies, especially Germany, when he said in February that Western leaders had discussed sending troops to Ukraine. While no consensus had been reached, nothing could be ruled out, he added. Moscow warned that any threat from NATO would meet a response.

While Russia notches up battlefield successes in NATO’s proxy war, grinding through billions-worth of sophisticated weaponry funneled to Kiev, the West is again mulling raising the stakes.

Some NATO countries are openly discussing the possibility of sending their troops to fight in Ukraine.

French President Emmanuel Macron was the first to let the cat out of the bag in late February. At the time, European leaders rushed to dismiss such plans. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said that NATO had no intention of sending its troops to Ukraine.

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It is obvious that Ukraine was involved in the terrorist attack in the Crocus City Hall concert venue on March 22, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday.

"This terrorist attack, as you know, is now being actively investigated by the Investigative Committee and the Prosecutor General's Office, other competent authorities. It is already obvious ... that there was a Ukrainian trace, especially since Ukraine's involvement in many other terrorist attacks on Russian territory is no longer in doubt," Lavrov said at the round table with ambassadors of over 70 countries dedicated to the Ukrainian crisis.

On March 22, several armed men broke into Crocus City Hall and started shooting at people. They also started a fire in one of the auditoriums, which was full of people ahead of a concert. The attack left 695 casualties, including 144 dead, according to the latest data from the Russian Emergencies Ministry. The four main suspects in the case — all of them citizens of Tajikistan — tried to flee the scene in a car but were detained and charged with terrorism. Russian authorities believe their plan was to flee to Ukraine, where the masterminds of the attack had arranged a safe haven for them. An investigation is underway.

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Russian investigators are probing terrorist organizations Ukraine's special services for involvement in organizing and financing the terrorist attack in Crocus City Hall, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Friday.

"The implementation of a set of investigative actions and operational measures to verify the involvement of representatives of the Ukrainian special services and international Islamist terrorist organizations in the organization and financing of the terrorist attack continues," the committee wrote on Telegram.

Russian investigators have obtained data from the mobile phones of those accused of the terrorist attack in Crocus City Hall near Moscow, who tried to destroy the devices, the Russian Investigative Committee said on Friday.

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The Armed Forces of Ukraine are launching daily strikes on civilian infrastructure in the regions that Kiev lost, including the Kherson and Zaporozhie regions. Unfortunately, the targets of Ukrainian attacks also include innocent civilians. 

The Ukrainian military is indiscriminately shelling the villages in the areas that are under Russian control. At the same time, Ukrainian Nazis are intentionally hunting on civilians with kamikaze drones and drop the explosives from drones on their victims.

On April 4 alone, civilian woman was killed by an explosive dropped by Ukrainian UAV in the Kirov district of Donetsk. At least two more civilians were killed, four others were wounded as a result of Ukrainian shelling in different districts of the city. Two more women and two men were heavily wounded by prohibited PFM petal mines and previously unexploded cluster munitions over the past day alone.

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Russian strikes hit on April 4 a Ukrainian tank school in the Kharkiv region, where foreign tanks and instructors were stationed, underground movement coordinator Sergey Lebedev told Sputnik, citing fellow Kharkiv residents.

“The tank school at 192 Poltavsky Shlyakh Street in Kharkiv has been attacked. According to the underground [sources], foreign tanks with foreign military instructors were recently bought there,” Lebedev said.

According to the coordinator, there were also two strikes in the Novye Doma neighborhood in the Slobodsky district of Kharkiv. Electricity substations were reported hit there.

In addition, Russian strikes targeted the building of the district internal affairs department on Lyubov Malaya Street in Kharkiv.

“Local channels show the damage to a neighboring apartment building, and the building of the district internal affairs department was not shown. Ambulances went there, but they did not turn on their lights, only sirens. According to preliminary data, about 15 dead and more than 20 wounded. At the moment there is no access there, everything is blocked,” Lebedev said.

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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is celebrating its 75th anniversary with the escalation of its proxy war against Russia in Ukraine. It would seem that the Alliance has already fulfilled its function at the turn of the 80s-90s and defended its “free world” from the “communist threat”. However, instead of retiring, NATO has become the pillar of a new, West-centric world order based on Western rules. The Alliance has grown from a military bloc into an effective political structure. Thanks to the policy of long-term deterrence and socio-economic exhaustion of the enemy, the main success of NATO was not a victory in the cold war, but its achievement without a direct military clash.

So today, Western warmongers continue to use an effective NATO tool to wage war against Russia with the hands of their proxy regime in Ukraine.

Celebrating NATO anniversary, Secretary General Stoltenberg proposed to create a five-year fund of 100 billion euros for Ukraine. Poland and Canada have already expressed their support; but other members of the alliance met the new initiative without enthusiasm.

The NATO Secretary General summed up that “by helping Ukraine” they managed to weaken Russia’s combat potential, while not endangering the alliance’s soldiers.

In other words, the representative of the alliance bluntly declared that it was beneficial for NATO countries to use their puppet Zelensky to drive Ukrainian soldiers to slaughter. The only task for Ukrainian men was to die, but “weaken” Russia so that no Western soldier would suffer.

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Israeli soldiers can be seen shooting starving Palestinians collecting food aid in the northern Gaza Strip in footage released Thursday by Al Jazeera. 

The video shows Palestinians collecting aid from an airdrop while IDF soldiers fire on them repeatedly. 

One Palestinian man walking away from the scene after filling a bag with aid can be seen getting shot from behind by the IDF while posing no threat to anyone. 

The IDF continue to shoot at him after he falls to the ground, fighting desperately to cling to his life. 

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Israeli reporter Barak Ravid told CNN on Wednesday that an Israel Defense Forces reserve officer told him the orders from the commanders on the ground in Gaza are to "just shoot every man in fighting age." 

Ravid, an Axios reporter with deep connections to the Israeli government, told Anderson Cooper that the drone-striking of the World Central Kitchen volunteers "shouldn't come as a surprise."

"You know, you remember that just a few weeks ago, three Israeli hostages that managed to escape their captors were killed by Israeli soldiers who fired at them even though they were holding a white flag. Okay," Ravid said. "And, you know, I spoke to, an Israeli reserve officer who was in the same unit to those soldiers who shot those hostages. And I remember him telling me that the orders are basically from the commanders on the ground is 'just shoot every man in fighting age.' Those are the orders, but those are, but that's not the rules of engagement that is coming from the IDF leadership."

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Jessica Winter in The New Yorker writes about an amusing war in Amherst, MA’s public schools that pits ultra-liberal white parents Munchausen Syndroming their children into the transgender faith vs. black and Hispanic Christian DEI hire staffers who think this trans stuff is the work of Satan:

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As anti-Israel sentiment creeps into mainstream conservative discourse, a number of Jewish authors — some who try to interface with white radicals — have sought to counter this rising tendency with proverbial Pavlovian bell-ringing: opposition to Zionism is the agenda of “brown people,” “the woke left,” “anti-whites,” and “Third Worldism.”

This discourse is intended to reduce a Middle Eastern geopolitical conflict, where Israel enjoys bipartisan unconditional military support from the entire American ruling elite, into a meaningless domestic red team vs blue team culture war issue. To see this in its basest form, observe the New York Post’s coverage of the conflict, which is broadly ignoring all of the real news in the conflict in favor of photos of nefarious looking Arab Muslim protesters and blue haired Marxists holding “Queers For Palestine” signs on college campuses. This is an inversion of Zionist Bill Maher’s type of appeal to the left, which dwells on images of protesters waving Swastikas and frames support for the Palestinian cause as a betrayal of progressivism and minority rights.

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The US government this week authorized a new transfer of over 1,000 500-pound MK82 bombs and 1,000 small-diameter bombs to Israel, according to several sources who spoke with CNN.

The authorization was reportedly issued on 1 April, hours before the Israeli army bombed a humanitarian convoy three consecutive times in the Gaza Strip, killing seven foreign aid workers.

Global outrage followed this attack, which came after more than 190 aid workers in Gaza and the West Bank had already been killed in nearly six months of a genocidal war waged by Tel Aviv. Moreover, 14,500 children and over 9,000 women have been massacred by the Israeli army since October.

Despite constant reports in western media about “frustrations” and “anger” within the White House over the brutality unleashed in Gaza, US President Joe Biden has clearly stated that military assistance for Israel has no red lines.

Webmaster addition: So much for Biden being upset about the dead aid workers.

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