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Der Spiegel Suggests Novak Djokovic Faked Positive Coronavirus Test to Avoid Vaccine




The German newspaper Der Spiegel reported on Tuesday that it had found evidence suggesting that someone had tampered with PCR test results showing tennis star Novak Djokovic had tested positive for Chinese coronavirus on December 16.

Djokovic, the top-ranked men’s tennis player, is in the middle of a political firestorm in Australia after an attempt to enter the country failed catastrophically, resulting in his detention in a migrant facility for nearly a week. Australia has mandated that all foreigners entering the country present proof of vaccination or proof of a medical exemption to the vaccine requirement, such as a PCR test proving the person in question tested positive for Chinese coronavirus within the past six months.

Djokovic has pronounced himself “opposed to vaccinations” in the past and refused to disclose his vaccination status prior to traveling to Australia. Shortly before leaving, Djokovic published a post on social media announcing he had received a medical exemption to the vaccine requirement, but Australian Border Force detained him immediately upon arrival on the grounds that his documentation proving the exemption was invalid.

Transcripts of his interview with Australian Border Force upon his arrival in Melbourne this month revealed that Djokovic attempted to use a positive PCR test to trigger a medical exemption to the vaccine mandate.

A judge has since ruled that Border Force’s detention of the player was invalid and ordered Djokovic’s immediate release. He is currently training to play at the Australian Open – a prestigious tournament he was won more than any other male player – but Australia’s Immigration Ministry has threatened to abruptly deport him at any time.

In an investigation published Tuesday, Der Spiegel revealed that attempts to pull up the results of the PCR test Djokovic reportedly used to enter Australia yielded dubious results.

“The PCR test was performed at 1:05 p.m. on Dec. 16, and seven hours later, the positive result was returned,” Der Spiegel reported. “The test results also include QR codes, and when DER SPIEGEL scanned the QR code for the test from Dec. 16, things got strange.”

“At 1:19 p.m. on Monday (CET), the result from the scan was ‘test result Negative.’ Such a result would have destroyed Djoković’s case for being allowed into the country,” the German newspaper asserted. “About an hour later, though, at 2:33 p.m. on Monday, a second scan of the QR code returned a different result: ‘Test result Positive.’”

Der Spiegel also attempted to obtain the negative coronavirus test that Djokovic’s team reportedly offered the Australian government as proof that Djokovic was no longer contagious. There, too, the timestamps did not align, the newspaper alleged, suggesting that the “positive” test was actually entered into the Serbian government database on December 26, not December 16, and the negative test was from the date that the Djokovic team claimed the positive test was from.

“The number for Djoković’s positive test, allegedly taken on Dec. 16, is 7371999. But for the negative test taken on Dec. 22, the identification number is 50,000 spots lower,” Der Spiegel claimed. Serbia reportedly documented 50,000 tests during the timeframe in question, suggesting the allegedly later test occurred first.

Should Australian authorities find evidence that allows them to conclude Djokovic’s positive coronavirus test was fraudulent, they could deport him immediately. The Australian Open begins on Monday.

The validity of Djokovic’s positive PCR test would also inform Djokovic’s public behavior on the week of December 16. Djokovic appeared at a children’s event on December 17, the day after the alleged positive test, and met with a journalist from the French magazine L’Equipe on December 18.

Djokovic addressed the concerns regarding his potential exposure, particularly of children, to the virus in an extensive statement posted to his Instagram account on Wednesday.

“I want to address the continuing misinformation about my activities and attendance at events in December in the lead up to my positive PCR COVID [Chinese coronavirus] test result,” Djokovic wrote. “This is misinformation which needs to be corrected, particularly in the interest of alleviating broader concern in the community about my presence in Australia, and to address matters which are very hurtful and concerning to my family.”

Djokovic asserted that he did not receive positive test results until after his children’s event appearance. He claimed to be aware of the positive test result, however, prior to the L’Equipe interview and called his presence there “an error of judgment,” without apologizing to the magazine or the journalist he exposed.

The Djokovic statement also addressed the fact that documents given the Australian authorities suggested that he had not traveled to third countries prior to his flight from Spain to Melbourne through Dubai. Djokovic admitted to attending events in Belgrade, Serbia, in the interim and blamed his agent for the false declaration.

“My agent sincerely apologises for the administration mistake in ticking the incorrect box about my previous travel before coming to Australia,” Djokovic wrote. “This was a human error and certainly not deliberate. We are living in challenging times in a global pandemic and sometimes these mistakes can occur.”

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Hollywood Producer Ryan Kavanaugh Fleeing L.A. over Crime, Homelessness, High Taxes: ‘It’s Not the Pandemic, It’s Policy’




Hollywood producer Ryan Kavanaugh is fleeing Los Angeles, California, amid rising crime, homelessness, and higher taxes. Flight from the Democrat-run city is trending as “a growing chorus of Hollywood executives are talking about leaving the city,” one entertainment industry insider told The Wrap.

Ryan Kavanaugh, American film financier and founder and CEO of the video-sharing app Triller — who grew up in Los Angeles and has called it home for 47 years — is now getting ready to pick up and move his family and business headquarters to Florida.

Kavanaugh — who’s backed over 200 films, including Limitless, Hancock, Mamma Mia!, and The Social Network — told TheWrap that the main reason why he’s looking to flee L.A. is due to the city’s rising crime, homelessness, and California’s anti-business policies.

“I grew up here, I grew up in Brentwood, and I was allowed to be on the streets,” he said. “I would never let my kids walk (alone) in Brentwood — how many times do you have to be out in Los Angeles and see feces in the streets before you just don’t want to be here anymore?”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – (David McNew/Getty Images)

A LAPD police officer stands at the corner of Fairfax Avenue and Sunset Boulevard where a body covered in a white sheet lies on the pavement in Los Angeles. (VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images)

Kavanaugh added that he doesn’t blame the Chinese coronavirus pandemic for what he sees transpiring throughout L.A., bur rather, city and state government regulations that he says have made it more difficult to prosecute criminals, and local leaders who have failed to address a homelessness crisis.

“It’s not the pandemic, it’s policy,” he said.

(Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Relativity Studios/AP Images)

Moreover, the murder of Jacqueline Avant — wife of famed music executive Clarence Avant and mother-in-law of Netflix’s Ted Sarandos — who was killed by an intruder in her Beverly Hills home last month, is contributing to a feeling of insecurity as crime hits closer to home for the elite, experts told The Wrap.

“A new tipping point emerged late last year with the murder of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant in her Beverly Hills home,” Gene Del Vecchio, adjunct professor of marketing at USC’s Marshall School of Business, said.

“It so shocked the protected community that even the liberal Beverly Hills city council voted to recall the liberal Los Angeles district attorney George Gascón,” Del Vecchio added. “When crime hits home, it becomes personal, and people act by either fighting, as with the Gascón recall, or by leaving.”

And Kavanaugh is not the only one among Hollywood’s wealthy residents who have recently decided to leave the city.

Veteran network TV executive Ted Harbert — most recently chairman of NBC Broadcasting — not only fled Los Angeles, but the United States altogether, telling The Wrap that he has moved to Portugal, where he is building a house because, “#americatoocrazy.”

UFC commentator and podcaster Joe Rogan also moved from California to Texas last year.

California has seen a surge in homicides in recent years as the state continues to buckle under high crime that has been allowed to fester under Democrat rule. In 2020, the state saw 2,202 homicides, up a colossal 31 percent from 2019, making it the deadliest year in the state since 2007, according to the California Department of Justice.

You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Facebook and Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, and on Instagram.

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EXCLUSIVE: Syrian, Russian Migrants Apprehended at West Texas Border




EAGLE PASS, Texas — Border Patrol agents arrested two significant interest aliens at one of the busiest migrant crossing points on the southwest border Wednesday, along with hundreds of mostly Central and South American family units.

According to a source within Customs and Border Protection, the Syrian and Russian migrants are single adult males and their purpose for entering is still under investigation. The source says the Syrian adds to the nearly 50 special interest aliens apprehended in the area since October 2021.

Although not a country on the Department of Homeland Security’s list of special interest countries, Russia is designated as a Country of Particular Concern by the Department of State. Under the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998,  the President is required to annually review the status of religious freedom in every country and designate those engaged in or tolerating “particularly severe violations of religious freedom.”

The law defines particularly severe violations as “systematic, ongoing, egregious violations of religious freedom,” including violations such as: torture, prolonged detention without charges, forced disappearance, or other flagrant denial of life, liberty, or security of persons.

Russia was designated by the State Department in November 2021. The source says the increase in apprehension of Special Interest Aliens (SIA) and those from CPC countries is cause for concern. The intent of such migrants, according to the source, is more difficult to determine than those who enter for mostly economic reasons.

The designation of SIA is related to the travel pattern and conditions within the home country, rather than specific threats. According to DHS, the designation of SIA is different than the designation of an individual migrant known or suspected of terrorism. The terms “Special Interest Alien” and “Known or Suspected Terrorist” (KST) are not interchangeable.

This fiscal year, the source says migrants from Eritrea, Uzbekistan, Iran, Afghanistan, India, Pakistan, Syria, and Russia have been encountered crossing the Rio Grande near Eagle Pass. The source says the migrants within this grouping usually attempt to elude apprehension as the Border Patrol contends with processing, transportation, and caring for nearly a thousand migrants who chose to surrender daily within the sector.

As reported by Breitbart Texas, the Del Rio Sector has led the eight other southwest sectors in migrant apprehensions in January.

Until recently, the Rio Grande Valley Sector held the top position in migrant apprehensions since 2013.

Randy Clark is a 32-year veteran of the United States Border Patrol.  Prior to his retirement, he served as the Division Chief for Law Enforcement Operations, directing operations for nine Border Patrol Stations within the Del Rio, Texas, Sector. Follow him on Twitter @RandyClarkBBTX.

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Poll: Just 33.7 Percent of Georgians Approve of Joe Biden 




Just 33.7 percent of Georgians approved of Joe Biden, a Thursday Atlanta Journal-Constitution/University poll revealed.

As 33.7 percent approved and 61.5 percent disapproved of Biden, in May, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll showed Biden with a 51 percent approval rating among Georgians, a 17.3 drop in eight months.

In 2020, Biden won the state of Georgia by less than one percent or 12,670 votes.

Broken down demographically, only 28 percent of men approved of Biden, and 66 percent disapproved. Among women, 38 percent approved, while 58 percent disapproved.

(AJC – Georgia) Do you approve/disapprove of Biden?

Overall: 34/62

Men: 28/66

Women: 38/58

White: 20/76

Black: 59/36

Other: 33/51

18-29 yrs old: 36/56

65+ yrs old: 40/57

GOP: 2/96

Dems: 74/21

Indies: 33/60

— Ryan James Girdusky (@RyanGirdusky) January 27, 2022

Black individuals also gave Biden poor marks.

Just 59 percent approved of Biden and 36 percent disapproved. Only eight percent of black voters in May disapproved of Biden, a 28 point increase. Historically, Democrat presidents after Lyndon Johnson have polled significantly better.

Among independents, 33 percent approved of Biden. Sixty percent disapproved.

Georgians’ opinion of Biden is similar to nationwide polling. In mid-January, Biden’s overall approval rating was pegged at 33 percent, while 53 percent disapproved.

President Joe Biden speaks to a crowd at the Atlanta University Center Consortium, part of both Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University on January 11, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Megan Varner/Getty Images)

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution/University poll, a majority of Georgians also believe Biden’s 40 year high inflation and sagging economy are issues resulting from “government policies and won’t change until we change the political leadership.”

Biden’s term ends in 2024 and has stated he intends to campaign for reelection.

The polling for Biden comes as radical activist and failed gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams did not attend Biden’s visit to Georgia in January due to a “scheduling mix up.”

According to a new AJC poll, only 33.7% of Georgians approve of Biden while 61.5% disapprove.

No wonder Stacey Abrams had a “scheduling mix up” when Biden went to Atlanta.

— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) January 27, 2022

When Biden was asked if he was insulted by Abrams’ absence, Biden told reporters he was “insulted that you asked the question.”

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