Activist journalist lies about being chased out of Minds IRL free speech conference
The Minds IRL conference took place yesterday in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The event had to be moved to a different location after threats of violence were thrown at the original venue, the Pitman Broadway Theatre. One threat, by the “antifascist” fascist group Antifa, went so far as to say that they would burn down the theatre, attempting to cancel an event which aimed to end “racism, violence, and authoritarianism.”
During some of the intermissions between speakers, some attendees were approached by Talia Lavin, a known liar and troll. While those in the press all knew to avoid her, many attendees did not.
Her presence was eventually revealed to all in attendance. During the Q & A section of one of the panels, an eye-patched man approached the microphone and said, “I don’t really have a question, so you should probably cut me off now. But, there’s a pigeon-shaped lady here interviewing people, and lying about you on Twitter.”
The person, obviously, was Talia Lavin.
Lavin had posted a thread of tweets covering the event, taking photos of people she interviewed along with “quotes” of what they said. But when talking to some of those who were in the tweets, a different story emerges.
Many feel as though they were taken out of context, or that longer statements were cut down and used to paint a bad picture of the event-goers.
Outside of the event doors was one woman who was tweeted by Lavin. In Lavin’s tweet, she claims the woman believed “in the separation of the races.” The woman, who had to change clothing and take off her makeup to avoid being recognized, said the comment in Talia’s tweet, “Other people can f*ck who they want—I’m a libertarian—but I would not marry outside my race,” was part of a longer statement and was selectively taken out of context to make event-goers look like racists.
Unfortunately, other event-goers who were posted by Lavin had completely lost their trust in speaking with media, and politely refused to give any comment or to clarify their statements. All of them, though, said they were false.
One woman claimed that she approached Lavin after, asking her to delete the tweet. According to the woman, who went by Anna, Lavin said her phone was dead before she “waddled away” to her vehicle.
Lavin does not have a perfect record when it comes to accuracy. Recently, the journalist quit her job at the New Yorker after falsely accusing an ICE agent of having a Nazi tattoo.
Finally, Lavin left the conference. It was a conveniently timed exit for her, as she left two panels before keynote speaker Daryl Davis took stage. Davis, a well known anti-racism activist, has de-radicalized over 200 members of the KKK, befriending them along the way.
Since this goes directly against the narrative that Lavin was trying to create, it makes sense that she would leave.
But of course, Lavin claims it was no typical exit. Rather, she claims that she was “chased through” the Sugarhouse Casino.
Lavin says that during the Andy Ngo panel, several people confronted her about the misleading tweets about them. That’s when she made an exit, “streaking” to the door.
“I must admit ‘being chased by racists through a casino’ wasn’t on my life bingo card but life is a rich tapestry,” said Lavin.
The problem with Lavin’s statement, though, is that casinos are some of the most secure buildings available for the public to enter in North America. Every inch of most major casinos are under the watchful eye of security cameras.
So when The Post Millennial asked a security guard, along with the Director of Security for Sugarhouse Casino, Anthony DiLacqua if there had been any foot chases in the casino, the answer was a firm and unsurprising “No.”
TPM: There was no foot chase through this casino?
TPM: Is there any way possible that would even happen?
DiLacqua: No. No. No. No one got chased out of here tonight. No one got chased. We’ve had no incidents tonight. This event’s been a peaceful event. That’s all I can say, I can’t really comment.
As if Lavin’s motives weren’t clear enough, she later went to the Wooden Shoe bookstore, self-described as a “non-profit book shop specializing in anarchist, radical literature and music.”
So that all but confirms it. A radical truth-bender who actively spreads misinformation went to an event which was aimed at ending racism and fighting authoritarianism, and thought she was fighting the good fight.
Lavin seems to be a part of the authoritarian, thought-policing, progressive cult that has fought vehemently to control the media narrative. She’s now taken it a step further by framing free-thinking people as racists who chase their opposition out of casinos.
Lavin has yet to respond to The Post Millennial’s request for comment.
Liberal Transport Minister Marc Garneau is “very concerned” by the anti-pipeline protestors who have blocked the tracks between Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal, according to CBC News.
These protests have crippled Canada’s infrastructure, particularly due to the fact that the protestors are blocking one of the busiest intersections of the countries transport network.
The protestors have blocked the tracks in Bellville, Ontario, which serves as the epicentre for all routes between Canada’s two largest cities and the capital of the nation. All passenger trains and freight trains have been blocked.
CN has chosen to shut down all train travel until the dispute is resolved, despite the fact that the train company received an injunction to remove the protestors from the tracks.
These protests have effectively shut down all passenger travel between these cities, and are having a significant impact on the transport of food and commercial goods. The effect on the economy if this blockade continues will be severe.
These protests have been ongoing since Thursday when demonstrators began to gather at the tracks. Since then, the protests have only gained more traction and attracted more demonstrators to the scene.
The demonstrators say that they are standing in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en chiefs. However, the northern B.C.First Nation officially supports the Coastal GasLink pipeline.
So far, Via Rail has had to cancel 157 trips in the Toronto-to-Montreal corridor: 24,500 passengers have been affected.
Most Ontarians are not for the government raising teachers’ salaries by 2 percent according to a poll formulated by The Star. Most people, however, do agree with the education unions on things like the number of students in a classroom and e-learning.
The opt-in poll was made by Campaign Research and included 1,536 people. It ran from Feb 6 to 9.
Nick Kouvalis, the principal strategist at Campaign Research said that most people “do not want to give the teachers a more than 1 percent raise,” and added, “but teachers should be encouraged that the public is still with them during these rotating strikes.”
The poll shows that 45 percent of people disagree with the teachers’ request of a 2 percent salary increase—opposing the 1 percent cap set in place by the government. Only 35 percent of people agree with teachers while 13 percent do not support either side and 8 percent are unsure.
Just 12 percent of people believe that teachers should not receive any pay increase while 32 percent support a 1 percent increase. Another 9 percent of the public believe that the teachers should receive an increase of more than 2 percent.
The public does not disagree with teachers on all issues though. While the government wants 2 of the 30 classes required by high school students to be taken online, teachers believe that the 30 classes should all be taken in the school classroom. The poll shows that 52 percent of the public agree with teachers on this issue while 28 percent disagree.
The public also agrees with teachers that the number of students per classroom should not be raised. The government wants to raise the amount of students per class to raise from 22.5 to 25. The poll finds that 52 percent of the public also agrees with teachers on this subject while 36 percent agree with Ontario’s government.
A cruise ship that has been stuck at sea after there were passengers discovered to have coronavirus is getting a little help from an adult website to entertain them while they’re quarantined: some skin flicks.
Approximately 7,300 passengers aboard the Diamond Princess and World Dream cruise have been stranded and docked Hong Kong and Japan as a direct result of the coronavirus epidemic.
251 Canadians are docked in Japan after it was announced on Sunday, that six more people tested positive for the virus. The cruise ship now has a total of 70 cases onboard with the remaining passengers stuck on board and quarantined with little to do for entertainment.
CamSoda, a Miami-based pornography company has offered quarantined passengers full complimentary access to their webcam services according to Fox Business reports.
Daryn Parker is CamSoda’s vice president and he elaborated on the decision in a statement to the press, “They are not only dealing with the fear of infection, which is terrifying, but boredom,” stated the release. “We like cruises just as much as the next guy, but without activities or human interaction, the boredom must be crippling.”
“In an effort to keep their minds off of the coronavirus and to help with the boredom, we’re offering passengers and crews the ability to have fun in a safe and controlled environment with camming.”
“Camming” is a more interactive approach to traditional pornography whereby individuals can perform in front of their webcam at home or in a studio for a live audience and the viewers pay for the experience through tips and site tokens. There is also the ability to chat in real-time with the sex worker.
CamSoda is asking that passengers and crew aboard the cruise to send them proof of travel documents via email to [email protected] according to the New York Post. CamSoda will then respond by sending the individual 1,000 free tokens which can be used to pay for the webcam live-stream performers.
Many towns and schools have been forced to evacuate after New South Wales sees heavy rainfall throughout the region. The rain has put out some of the wildfires that have been burning for months according to CTV News.
According to Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology, over 200 millimetres of rain came down on the region in just one day. Sydney saw more rainfall than the city has seen since 1990 at 391.6 millimetres over four days.
On Monday, the New South Wales Department of Education closed many schools due to flooding in the area.
Since Friday, more than 30 fires were put out by the heavy rainfall according to the New South Wales Fire Service. The Fire Service released a Tweet saying that the rain was the “most positive news we’ve had in some time.”
James Morris of the Fire Service noted that the Currowan fire was put out by the heavy rain on Saturday. That was a giant fire that had covered about 500,000 hectares in 74 days.
Morris also noted that the persisting fires will most likely be extinguished by the continuous rain.