ORLANDO, Fla. — Disney Cruise Line became the latest to delay its sailings into June because of the coronavirus pandemic.An update to the cruise line’s website said Disney Dream and Disney Fantasy, which sail out of Port Canaveral, have canceled cruises that depart through June 18.Disney Magic, which was scheduled to go to Europe for the summer, had all sailings canceled until mid-July while Disney Wonder, which was slated to be in Alaska, won’t sail until Canada opens its ports up after July 1.The next scheduled cruise for Disney Fantasy is now June 20, Disney Dream is now June 21, Disney Won...
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DeSantis complains about 'Orwellian' media companies after YouTube removed video saying kids don't need masks
It has been less than a week since YouTube axed Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' video questioning the effectiveness of masks, and now he is back with another roundtable discussion restating his previous claims.
On Monday, April 12, DeSantis and a group of scientists — including Dr. Scott Atlas, Stanford University's Jay Bhattacharya, and Harvard professor Dr. Martin Kulldorff — met again to discuss COVID-19. However, the stage quickly transformed into an outlet for the group to discuss their grievances about the influence of Big Tech power of censorship by way of social media, according to The Herald Tribune.
"What we're really witnessing is Orwellian," DeSantis said. "It's a Big Tech, corporate media collusion. And the end result is that the narrative is always right. Well, I don't think that's what the American people want."
DeSantis' latest remarks come amid a push to advance legislation that would give the state the ability to reprimand YouTube and other social media networks for account suspensions and/or blocking users and political candidate accounts.
"You don't think there are people in the state of Florida concerned about censorship? Or seeing how massive companies are controlling the terms of debate on some of the most important issues facing our country and the world?" DeSantis said.
CBS and 60 Minutes have a playbook: lie with impunity, smear their political opponents and deceptively edit out fac… https://t.co/USRA96rUr8— Ron DeSantis (@Ron DeSantis)1617824904.0
The footage of DeSantis' previous roundtable discussion was removed by YouTube after the video-sharing network cited the video's violation of community standards.
According to YouTube, the video "content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19." At the time, a YouTube representative released a statement about the video.
"YouTube has clear policies around COVID-19 medical misinformation to support the health and safety of our users," a rep said in a statement on Thursday, April 8. "We removed AIER's video because it included content that contradicts the consensus of local and global health authorities regarding the efficacy of masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19."
‘Means nothing’: Activist responds to resignation of police officer who shot and killed 20 year old Daunte Wright
Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer Kim Potter has resigned, two days after shooting and killing 20-year old Daunte Wright. Well-known grassroots organizer and activist Bree Newsome Bass says the resignation "means nothing."
WCCO's Caroline Cummings posted Potter's resignation letter:
Here is the resignation letter, sent to the mayor, acting city manager and the police chief: pic.twitter.com/har8MHtYMc
— Caroline Cummings (@CaroRCummings) April 13, 2021
But Bree Newsome Bass says the resignation is meaningless because it does not solve the problem.
"Kim Potter's resignation means nothing because this is an institutional problem, not a personnel issue," Bass said on Twitter.
This always happens— police murder someone & then the entire policing apparatus of the nation maneuvers to violently suppress the people protesting it while pretending we're having some kind of good faith public discussion of reforming the institution. Ridiculous.
— Bree Newsome Bass (@BreeNewsome) April 13, 2021
She's referring to the report that there is a "thin blue line" flag flying at the Brooklyn Center Police Station.
More on her Twitter feed.
A prominent Christian blogger has renounced his faith -- and says he's never felt happier.
Desiring God contributor Paul Maxwell, an author and former philosophy professor at Moody Bible Institute, tearfully told his Instagram followers that he's "not a Christian anymore" and looking forward to reconnecting with the people around him, reported FaithIt.
"I love you guys, and I love all the support and friendships I've built here [Instagram]," Maxwell said. "I think it's important to say that I'm just not a Christian anymore, and it feels really good. I'm really happy…I'm really happy."
Maxwell, author of The Trauma of Doctrine: New Calvinism, Religious Abuse, and the Experience of God, joins a number of other Christian influencers in renouncing or walking away from their faith, including musicians Jon Steingard and John Cooper and author Joshua Harris.
"I can't wait to discover what kind of connection I can have with all of you beautiful people as I try to figure out what's next," Maxwell told his audience. "I love you guys. I'm in a really good spot. Probably the best spot of my life. I'm so full of joy for the first time. I love my life for the first time…and I love myself for the first time."
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