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Israeli medic fired after CCTV caught him spitting on Jesus & Virgin Mary portrait

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The incident took place on Sunday, when the medic was visiting a block whose residents are all Christian, local media reports say.

An Israeli ambulance worker was fired after he was caught on camera spitting on portraits of Jesus while visiting a Christian home in Tel Aviv to carry out a coronavirus test.

Security camera footage showed the medic removing his mask and spitting on three pictures in a hallway in the house.

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USA

MSM tune in 2016: Of course elections are 'rigged'

Voter Fraud
There aren't too many issues that trigger as much instant anger as the question of voter fraud in America. Of course, presidential candidate Donald Trump has made the issue even more controversial with his recent claims that the election may be "rigged" to go along with the more traditional argument that the voter registration rolls are seriously inaccurate and ripe for abuse.

The basic divide in the nation can be summed up this way: Most Republicans and conservatives believe voter fraud is a serious problem or at least a serious potential problem that needs to be combated with voter I.D. laws. Most Democrats and liberals refuse to believe voter fraud is a problem and think voter I.D. laws are really just racist voter suppression schemes. These two beliefs seem oceans apart, and it doesn't look like there's any chance of reconciling them anytime soon. But there's no need to be so pessimistic as long as we can agree to a broader definition of what vote fraud and chicanery really is, and follow a little common sense.

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Eye 1

Twitter starts week repeatedly dinging Trump's claims regarding re-election

Trump Twitter
© The White House/Joyce N. Boghosian/Twitter
Twitter again labeled multiple from President Donald Trump as misinformation on Monday as he continues to fight the results of the 2020 election.

Trump wrote twice Monday morning — once just after midnight, and a second time shortly after 9:00 am EST — that he "won the election." Both messages earned cautionary disclaimers from Twitter.

Comment: The arrogance of the Social Media giants could very well come back to bite them, simply from the strength conservatives have gained in both houses of Congress. Should Trump prove successful in proving election cheating and retake the office, they should be very concerned. The Section 230 protections that have shielded them will be rescinded.


Pirates

Another Trump attorney harassed as election challenges move through courts

Philadelphia attorney Linda Kerns
Days after a law firm representing the Trump campaign withdrew from the case following a pressure campaign from the anti-Trump Lincoln Project to 'cancel' them, another Trump attorney says she's being harassed for her involvement in the case.

Philadelphia attorney Linda Kerns said in a late Sunday court filing that an attorney with law firm Kirkland & Ellis in Washington left her a one-minute voice mail that "falls afoul of the standards of professional conduct." Of note, Kirkland & Ellis represents PA Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, a defendant in the case.

"Since this case was filed, undersigned counsel has been subjected to continuous harassment in the form of abuse e-mails, phone calls, physical and economic threats, and even accusations of treason - all for representing the President of the United States' campaign..." wrote Kerns in her filing.

On November 14, 2020 at 8:43 a.m., an attorney at Kirkland & Ellis left a one-minute voicemail for undersigned counsel. The voicemail ... speaks for itself and by any measure falls afoul of standards of professional conduct."

Comment: The wide-ranging thuggery on display by never-Trumpers is remarkable for its scope, its vehemence and its criminality; its as though the 'insane switch' has been flipped in every strata of that portion of the population. And it only seems to be getting worse.


Stock Up

'It's unrecognizable': Booming Crimea better off in Russia as Moscow pours in cash, says ally of Ukrainian President Zelensky

Elizaveta Bogutskaya
© REUTERS/Alexey Pavlishak; inset itd.rada.gov.ua
A Ukrainian lawmaker from President Volodymyr Zelensky's own ruling party has raised eyebrows in Kiev after arguing that her native Crimean Peninsula has changed for the better since returning to Moscow's control in 2014.

Elizaveta Bogutskaya, a member of the Ukrainian parliament for the governing 'Servant of the People', made the explosive claims as part of an interview with a TV news station. "A lot of people are satisfied and happy", she said of those living in the region, many of whom had been Ukrainian citizens before Crimea voted to join Russia in 2014.

"Compared to here on the mainland... people are not as politically oriented as we are. For them, life is just about living. It's about buying food, going to work, and they don't care [about the political situation]."

NPC

No longer POC? Grouping together of Asian and white students by Washington school district sparks accusations of 'racecraft'

asian kids
© Getty Images / Yoshiyoshi Hirokawa
Asian kids were excluded from the 'people of color' category in a performance report of a Washington school district, leading to both online mockery and debate about opportunity gaps and race.

The North Thurston Public Schools (NTPS) district highlighted the difference between "students of color" and "white/Asian students" in their equity report on study performance and discipline.

Twitter users spotted this apparent exclusion of Asian American students from the 'people of color' category on Sunday, with some accusing the NTPS of engaging in "racecraft." The NTPS, located in the western part of Washington state, has 22 schools, educating almost 16,000 students.

The district data was meant to not just present academic averages, but also highlight "opportunity gaps for historically underserved students of color," a group to which Asian American kids did not belong, according to the graphs.

Broom

'Ineffective and expensive': Scientists sound alarm on UK's 'Operation Moonshot' mass coronavirus testing scheme

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Coronavirus was not in the top 10 leading causes of deaths in England and Wales last month
A group of scientists said on Monday that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's "Operation Moonshot" plan for mass coronavirus testing, intended to allow large parts of the economy to reopen, was likely to be ineffective and expensive.

Slovakia says mass testing has allowed it to reopen theatres, cinemas and churches, and the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the coronavirus is thought to have originated, tested its whole population in May.

The scientists acknowledged that Britain's existing "test and trace" scheme, focusing on people with symptoms, had been plagued by difficulties.

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Eye 1

Dozens arrested as thousands protest lockdown in Liverpool & Bristol, including Jeremy Corbyn's brother

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© AFP / Oli Scarff
People hold up placards as they march during a protest against vaccination and government anti-coronavirus lockdowns in Liverpool, north-west England on November 14, 2020
Thousands of UK anti-lockdown protesters marched on city centers in Liverpool and Bristol, defying warnings that they could be fined for violating Covid-19 restrictions, and clashes with police led to dozens of arrests.

Police said 14 people were arrested in Bristol alone, and at least 25 more in Liverpool, where a massive crowd gathered outside George's Hall.

Videos shot at the march in Bristol showed police arresting and leading or carrying away protesters, including one man who appeared to be dressed in an animal costume. As they marched, maskless demonstrators chanted, "We are the people, we are the power, we are the 99 percent."

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Christian tearoom owners arrested for refusing to close during lockdown in UK

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The two men were detained after refusing to give their details to police at the Mustard Seed in Gedling, Nottinghamshire
Two men have been arrested at a tearoom and Christian bookshop that has refused to close under Covid-19 regulations.

Owners of the Mustard Seed in Gedling, Nottinghamshire, cited Magna Carta and common law as reasons to stay open.

On Saturday police officers went to the cafe after reports of a gathering of "40 to 50 people" at the cafe.

Comment: Even after decades of underfunding and mismanagement by government, British police are demonstrating that their only allegiance is to a Kakistocracy:


Blackbox

Election feed count anomalies: Multiple reversals, fractional vote entries in VA after 11 pm on election night

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There's something going on....The Virginia results in the 2020 Election for President gave Joe Biden a 2.4 million vote lead over President Trump's 2.0 million votes. What's odd and needs investigating is how the election ended up this way.

No one seems to be questioning the votes in Virginia but they should be. There are multiple reasons why the Virginia results in the 2020 Presidential election should be investigated.

Virginia's election results started coming in shortly after the polls closed on Election Day. There were 378 separate entries or feeds related to Virginia found in the file obtained and shared around the web from the New York Times since a few days after the election. The NYT data feed shows all the entries from the NYT for the Presidential election at a state by state level. This data does not include county or precinct level data feeds.

One oddity in the file noted immediately is that the results for votes are not in whole integers (e.g. 1, 2, 3...). All of the entries have fractional amounts. This makes no sense since ballots do not come in fractions in the US. Each vote equals one vote.

The first 125 entries reported in the NYT data feed were basically reasonable. The results varied in percentage of votes between Presidential candidates and appeared to be random with most votes going to President Trump. Up through this time (11:03 Eastern), President Trump was leading 52% to Biden's 46%. At this time 3.3 million of the eventual 4.4 million votes had already been cast or about 75% of the vote was in. This is when things went off the rails.

Eight entries totaling nearly (800,000) votes were removed from the database during this time. This makes no sense. Each vote should be added to the vote totals not taken away.

Comment: Unfortunately TGP doesn't provide a link to the data source for verification. But all three observations they make - assuming the data is directly from the NYT feed - are very strange indeed: multiple count entries with the exact same ratio (55% to 45%), large counts added and subtracted, and fractional votes.