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Nun intervenes to stop man stabbing Catholic priest in France

Saint-Pierre d’Arene church in Nice, southeastern France

By CNA Staff

Nice, France, Apr 25, 2022

A 72-year-old religious sister has been praised for her “extraordinary courage” after she sought to disarm a man stabbing a priest at a Catholic church in Nice, southeastern France.

Sister Marie-Claude reportedly intervened after a 31-year-old man entered the Saint-Pierre d’Arene church before Sunday Mass on April 24 and repeatedly stabbed Father Krzysztof Rudziński.

She received a wound to the forearm and was taken to a hospital along with the 57-year-old priest.

The Diocese of Nice said in an April 24 statement that neither the sister nor the priest suffered life-threatening injuries in the incident, which police said was not related to terrorism.

 

Local politician Éric Ciotti commended the sister in a post on his Twitter account.

“Extraordinary courage of Sister Marie-Claude who intervened while the attacker continued to stab Father Christophe,” he wrote.

“She snatched the knife from him while being injured on the forearm

Father Rudziński, originally from Suchowola, northeastern Poland, is believed to have been stabbed up to 20 times, mainly in the chest.

Bishop Piotr Turzyński, the Polish bishops’ delegate for the pastoral care of Polish immigrants, appealed for prayers for the priest and sister.

“In a spirit of solidarity, I commend the health of the wounded to God’s mercy,” he said, according to the Polish Catholic news agency KAI.

The Nice diocese described the attacker, who was arrested at the scene, as “apparently mentally unstable.”

According to French media reports, the man told police that he had wanted to kill Emmanuel Macron, who was re-elected as president of France on Sunday.

Miranda Devine: ‘The most compelling evidence’ of 2020 vote fraud

‘The extent of the operation is jaw-dropping’

Scene from the upcoming documentary "2000 Mules." (Video screenshot)

Scene from the upcoming documentary “2000 Mules.” (Video screenshot)

Miranda Devine was the lead reporter in the New York Post’s blockbuster stories weeks before the 2020 election featuring evidence of Joe Biden’s involvement in the family’s influence peddling operation.

A poll indicated that if those revelations had not been censored by Twitter, Facebook and other social media, they would have changed the outcome of the vote.

She’s referring to the hard data gathering by longtime election-integrity investigators Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, and data analyst Gregg Phillips that is featured in the upcoming documentary by Dinesh D’Souza “2000 Mules”.

As WND reported, Engelbrecht and Phillips hired a dozen people who put in 16-hour days for 15 months, combing tediously through cellphone geolocation data, surveillance videos and documents to see if the evidence supports their vote-fraud hypothesis. They believe the data show a highly coordinated operation in the key battleground states collected ballots and paid “mules” to stuff them in the unattended drop boxes that became a center of controversy.

Devine, calling the extent of the vote fraud “jawdropping,” featured it in a column warning that while Democrats and their failed policies appear to be headed for “annihilation at the midterms,” the party’s leaders “appear curiously relaxed, as if winning elections is no longer a priority.”

“They might not be any good at governing, but when it comes to seizing power by foul means or fair, they are world-class,” she wrote.

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Devine noted that in the film, D’Souza points out that there were enough suspect votes discovered in the investigation in Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona to possibly change the outcome of the election.

“There is no way to scrutinize those ballots now and see if they are fraudulent but if we must have drop boxes at election time, they need to be secure and under 24/7 surveillance,” she wrote.

Devine believes Republican candidates, including President Trump, if he runs, should not keep bringing up “the stolen election” but should instead focus on winning the next one.

Phillip said in a recent interview with Charlie Kirk that after the movie comes out and the inevitable attacks come, the investigative team will “pull the rip cord” and release all of the data.

See the interview with Charlie Kirk:

Musk’s Twitter Purchase To Bring Back Free Speech and Expose What Was Done to Stifle It

Jeff Carlson Hans Mahncke April 25, 2022 

Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter represents a seismic shift in American political discourse.

Democrats and the media have benefited for years from seeing their voices artificially amplified through a cozy relationship with the multitude of tech companies. The goal has been to make their policies and ideas appear as though they are far more accepted than they really are.

The problem is that Twitter functions as the de facto public square—and the false elevation of some ideas and views combined with the active suppression of others has a direct impact on public discourse and debate.

Controlling this public square of political debate has been of immense benefit to Democrats, the media, globalists, and the government bureaucracy. It’s why they’ve opposed Elon’s takeover offer from the start.

But it’s not just about losing control of public debate going forward. The actions of those who controlled the narrative through Twitter are now open to examination from Musk—who has already indicated that he will subject Twitter’s secret algorithm to public scrutiny.

Twitter has long restricted free speech. One method they have employed widely is shadowbanning—the limitation on the visibility of tweets from a given account. Another method used by Twitter is the outright banning of accounts that Twitter deemed problematic or offensive.

Elon himself became the subject of shadowbanning in the days before his offer was accepted—something he even joked about—despite already being the owner of more than 9 percent of Twitter.

If Elon approaches his acquisition of Twitter methodically, he will set about working to first understand how Twitter’s algorithm works—and then slowly remove the code that targets conservatives—bringing Twitter back to its original premise. A micro-blogging platform where anyone can share their thoughts and ideas, no matter whether they are rich and famous, poor, or just an average Joe.

Democrats and the corporate media are deeply afraid of this change. The very last thing they want is a level playing field, which is part of the reason for their opposition to Elon’s takeover of Twitter. But it’s not the only reason.

The people in positions of power don’t want Twitter’s algorithm exposed—because it would provide definitive proof that voices who dissented from the official line on anything ranging from gender identification to Hunter Biden’s laptop were targeted, harassed, and actively censured.

And more importantly, the establishment doesn’t want to lose the power this level of control gives them. These same people are also actively concerned that direct messaging done on Twitter is not subject to deletion or encrypted.

Some of these issues came to light when Twitter was hacked on July 15, 2020. Celebrity accounts were compromised and used to send out bitcoin scam tweets, including those of former President Barack Obama, rapper Kanye West, Apple, and even Musk himself.

At the same time that these accounts were hacked, a screenshot of Twitter’s admin panel was released. This panel appeared to show that Twitter administrators and engineers were allowed to blacklist and shadow-ban people at the push of a button.

The true story behind that screenshot of administration access and control was never resolved. Did all of Twitter engineers have access to the panel? Could anyone be shadow-banned for any reason or for no reason at all? Through his new ownership of Twitter’s platform, it is left to Musk to not only deal with the effects and ramifications of the admin panel going forward but also to look at its abuse in the past.

A similar challenge is posed by Twitter’s algorithm. This is the set of rules that guides Twitter’s internal computers in deciding which accounts and messages get promoted and which get sidelined. The algorithm chooses which tweets make it into the top tweets feed. The algorithm also sets the day’s narrative by deciding what goes in the “What’s happening” column. It promotes certain topics and downplays or censors others. In short, the algorithm is the arbiter that establishes the direction of public political debate.

Musk has already indicated publicly that he wants to take a very close look into the inner workings of Twitter’s algorithm, going so far in a recent interview as to say that he wants to make the algorithm public so that its detailed examination can be crowdsourced.

What Musk wants to do with the algorithm is revolutionary. The effects of this public disclosure will be long-reaching, perhaps extending to those within government. Open and public examination of the drivers behind our nation’s political discourse—and how those drivers were determined by a small handful of people—will likely prove to be highly illuminating.

Publishing Twitter’s algorithm publicly on a crowdsource site like GitHub would bring full transparency to Twitter’s entire platform. It would reveal definitively, once and for all, how some speech is promoted while other speech is suppressed. By having it all out in the open, there could, as Elon suggests, be an open and fair debate about the choices made by Twitter and how and where to correct course.

In the end, most people just want fairness—a level playing field. Ideally, this fundamental change would take Twitter back to its roots where anyone from anywhere, rich or poor, famous or unremarkable, can post their ideas. Those thoughts and ideas that catch on will be organically elevated without unwanted interference from Twitter employees or from Twitter’s secret algorithm.

Another major issue Musk will have to address is the all-too-cozy relationship between Twitter and the government. Twitter has already confirmed that it is “in regular communication with the White House on a number of critical issues including COVID-19 misinformation.”

And despite public comments from the White House indicating the same, it is overtly unconstitutional for the government to be coordinating with Big Tech to ban dissenting ideas or ban speech altogether.

The collusion between government officials and Twitter has come into sharper focus recently. When some of Anthony Fauci’s emails were released under the Freedom of Information Act, at least one of these emails strongly suggested that Fauci and former National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins played a direct role in getting financial news site Zerohedge banned from Twitter.

In Nigeria, CEO accused of multi-million naira investment fraud, allegedly eyes election into National Assembly

Olugbenga ADANIKIN April 24, 2022

ADAMA Adama, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Enadama Group, accused of multimillion-naira investment fraud, might be eyeing the National Assembly (NASS) as a federal lawmaker come 2023.

Though he was yet to declare officially, his campaign poster, which has gone viral on social media, indicates that the entrepreneur could contest under the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

He would represent the people of Apa/Agatu Federal Constituency of Benue State if he contest and win the election.

On Sunday, April 24, this reporter reached out to Adama to find out if he was contesting for any political position, but he is yet to respond as of the time of filing this report.

The ICIR shared the poster with him through his WhatsApp channel, but there was no response.

Repeated calls by this reporter to his mobile line did not go through. A text message sent to the same telephone number was not replied.

Adama had been in the news for good and otherwise in recent times.

Before the poster became public, Adama, through his multiple investment platforms – Ceepass, Viablex, Farm4me allegedly defrauded investors who put their money into the venture.

Investors expect to rake in between 50 to 15 per cent of Return on Investment (RoI) after four months.

Those who spoke to The ICIR said they were yet to get their capital, and even the RoI.

The affected persons had since formed a WhatsApp group to communicate and coordinate efforts towards repayment.

This newspaper, on February 23, had earlier published the agonising concerns of the investors, including a petition written to the anti-graft agencies and security operatives over Adama’s contract breach.

By March 4, more aggrieved investors criticised the entrepreneur turned politician.

He was called several unprintable names and labelled a professional scammer.

“He said he is assuring Nigerians that they will not lose their money, but for the past months, he has not been communicating with his investors, be it on the Instagram, Twitter, Facebook or Telegram; he has practically blocked his investors from commenting in the Telegram group of more than 2,500 subscribers and deleted all comments of people, investors not being paid.

“He is claiming that he has paid several investors; if this is true, he should publish this for everyone to see because the most painful part of it is that innocent Nigerians who probably do not know about this ongoing situation will also fall victim to this scammer (Adam. J. Adam),” an investor who identified himself as Sam said.

On January 4, the accused promised to start payment by the end of March and the third week of April 2022.

“This is an undertaking given in absolute honour based on our client’s track records and the efforts on the ground,” Adama stated through his lawyer.

However, none of those who reached out to The ICIR has confirmed payment as of the time of filing this report.

Also, no one could validate any form of payment in the group set up to monitor awaited costs.

Adama was also asked about the payment commitment he made via his lawyer, but no response came forth.

5 Steps to online business success

You have to get it all right and have all the elements play together.

#1 Niche

First, you have to choose a niche. This is important, because each niche acts in a different way, people use different networks and communication channels, the demographics of the people in the niche are different, the situation, the competition. Everything can be different in a different niche.

The niche influences everything you do online!

#2 Learn about Content

Online success without content is rare.

That means you have to think about content when you think about growing an online business.

Decide the main content formats you are going to use: blog posts, podcasts, videos, graphics, …

Consider that there is competition: The better your content, the better can you compete. Your goal should be to create the best content that exists on your topics.

Think how you are going to use this content, what do you want to achieve with it.

#3 Get traffic to the content

OK, you have content. Now you have to make sure that people find it.

There are various ways to get traffic to your content. SEO, social media, email, referral traffic, …

You need to know the most important traffic sources:

  • Search traffic: most website traffic comes from searches. But the problem with SEO is that it usually takes Google around 6 months or longer to display content on a new website in their search rankings. And if you don’t find some website visitors from other sources until you rank on Google, you will not see much traffic.
  • Social media: you can build your social media audience long before you have a website and content ready. Social media may in the long run not be your biggest and highest converting traffic source: but it can be the first channel you can use to get considerable traffic. Plus social media is an awesome place to build community.
  • Email: when you are new to the game, you will not have many subscribers. Still, email traffic is important as it will turn into your highest converting traffic channel and most important part of your sales funnel.
  • Others: Guest posting, public relations, forums, groups – these channels can be great, especially when you are new.

#4 Grow your Email List

I already mentioned email as a traffic source. But the process will usually be: bring people to your website, convert some website visitors into email subscribers, nurture email subscribers and sell your products to your email subscribers.

The difference between an email list and a social media audience is that you “own” your email list. No social network is going to change the rules for your email list – and you reach ALL your subscribers with each email, no algorithm decides who is going to see it.

#5 Consider monetizing your website traffic

Now, if you already see some traffic to your website you can think about making some money.

You don’t have a product yet, but you can use ads on your blog or use Affiliate marketing and offer sponsored posts.

This may not make you rich, but it can help to pay the bills.

#6 Build a product

Since you now already have an audience, you can use them to build exactly the product they want and need. Use surveys and polls to include your audience in the product building process.

Don’t work for months on a product if you don’t know if anyone is going to buy it.

Think about creative and interactive product building: Build and sell chapter by chapter or do a series of workshops that you can later turn into one course.

This way you can minimize the risk of building something that your audience will not buy and learn from the experience.

#7 Find a Funnel

There are various ways to sell online.

Launches, sales funnels, webinars, sales letters to name only a few.

You have to find a sales framework that works for you, your niche, product and your audience.

As you can see above, there is not ONE key to online business success. The key to online success is to learn how to combine the elements of online business to a successful framework that works for you, your skills, communication preferences and audience.