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Escaping the urban liberal hellscape: 300,000 households flee as lockdowns & surging crime sour residents on the Big Apple

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More than 300,000 New Yorkers have bailed from the Big Apple in the last eight months, new stats show.

City residents filed 295,103 change of address requests from March 1 through Oct. 31, according to data The Post obtained from the US Postal Service under a Freedom of Information Act request.

Since the data details only when 11 or more forwarding requests were made to a particular county outside NYC, the number of moves is actually higher. And a single address change could represent an entire household, which means far more than 300,000 New Yorkers fled the five boroughs.

Whatever the exact number, the exodus — which began when COVID-19 hit the city in early spring — is much greater than in prior years. From just March through July, there were 244,895 change of address requests to destinations outside of the city, more than double the 101,342 during the same period in 2019.

The escape from New York is fueled not only by coronavirus concerns, but economic worries, school chaos and rising crime, experts say.


Comment: But our fearless leaders want to lockdown again and reduce police presence in cities. They really could care less about their constituents, it's all about controlling the population.


Megaphone

Protests again shake Belarus on Sunday as security forces launch sweeping crackdown

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Law enforcement officers detain an opposition supporter during a rally to protest against the Belarus presidential election results in Minsk, on November 15, 2020.
Tens of thousands of people again took to the streets of cities across Belarus on Sunday, as post election protests continue. This weekend saw heightened tensions following the alleged killing of an opposition activist by police.

Demonstrators in the capital Minsk clashed with OMON, the country's specialist riot squad, and members of the military who were deployed by authorities in an attempt to stymie the rallies, footage from the scene showed. Security forces used flash grenades to disperse crowds, according to local media. Plumes of tear gas rose into the sky as columns of marchers headed for the center of the city.

At least 500 people were reportedly detained across Belarus on Sunday, according to observers from Viasna, which is funded by a London-based Belarusian businessman though not registered with authorities in Minsk. While the majority were arrested in the capital, others were reportedly picked up by officers in Brest and Molodechno, as well as Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno and other regions.

Comment: See also: Belarusian opposition figurehead Maria Kolesnikova is officially under arrest


Dollars

F(und) the police: Minneapolis allocates $500k to hire cops from other departments amid officer shortage - imagine that!

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Police block traffic as demonstrators march on to highway I-94 on November 4, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Minneapolis, ground zero for the continuing BLM protests, has approved a plan to add more law enforcement personnel to the city's police department for the remainder of 2020, allocating nearly $500,000 to the force.

The decision was narrowly passed by the Minneapolis City Council in a 7-6 vote on Friday. The city has allocated $496,800 to bring 20 to 40 additional officers from Hennepin County Sheriff's Office and Metro Transit, who will be helping the Minneapolis Police Department (MPD) from November 15 till the end of the year.

The idea to bring in reinforcements was floated by the city's police chief, Medaria Arradondo, who revealed that nearly 500 people have been wounded by gunfire so far this year throughout the city.

"Our resources are hemorrhaging," Arradondo told the city council on Tuesday.
"Our city is bleeding at this moment. I'm trying to do all I can to stop that bleeding and I'm hoping that, having the funds to launch a citywide joint enforcement team initiative, we can try to stop the bleeding in our city."



Comment: So, apparently, are the people! This needs more than a pinch-hit reinforcement band-aid.


Calculator

Michigan GOP lawmakers demand fraud audit before the election is certified

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Michigan GOP state senators are asking the Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to issue a full audit of the votes cast in the Nov. 3 general election before the state certifies the results. Their letter states:
"Every citizen deserves to have faith in the integrity of the election process and its outcome. It is our responsibility, as elected public servants, to assure the people of Michigan of the process's integrity through complete transparency and the faithful investigation of any allegations of wrongdoing, fraud, or abuse."
The letter outlines various election violations throughout the state, including allegations of fraud, interference, intimidation, and glitches, one of which marked 2,000 Republican ballots as Democrat in Oakland County. All of the allegations, the letter states, are confirmed in more than 100 sworn affidavits by
"real people willing to face legal consequences to their lives and livelihoods to stand by their assertions. These claims deserve our full attention and diligent investigation to ensure fairness and transparency in our election process."
One of the sworn affidavits, as previously reported by The Federalist, came from former Michigan Assistant Attorney General Zachary Larsen, who testified that election officials at the convention center in downtown Detroit appeared to be processing a "majority" of mail-in ballots from ineligible voters that were not listed in the poll book of eligible voters nor on Larsen's scanned list.

Comment: The letter from the Michigan GOP senators:




Apple Green

Bay Area food bank now serves 500K working-poor as demand 'doubles'

Food bank workers
© Second Harvest Food Bank
The virus pandemic is threatening another lost decade, similar to the Great Recession of 2007-2009, or even the Great Depression of the 1930s, for America's working poor.

Widespread permanent job loss and the collapse of small and medium-sized enterprises have become a severe risk to the broader recovery - as the economic fallout from the virus-induced downturn could linger for years.

Case in point, the San Francisco Bay Area has lost 350,000 jobs this year - leaving many households with food and housing insecurity problems ahead of the holiday season.

Local news station KQED offers a sobering reminder of the economic devastation left behind from the virus - and one that will likely continue to intensify as virus cases explode to new highs, forcing state officials to reimpose new social distancing restrictions.

KQED said, "food banks are racing to keep up with increased demand for food — and volunteers."

Che Guevara

Antifa: Rise of the Black Flags - Documentary

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Watch the new documentary Antifa: Rise of the Black Flags. The true history of the anti-government extremist group's century of violence.

antifamovie.com


Comment: Bader-Meinhof and the Red Brigades were NATO (MI6-CIA) gangs run under Operation GLADIO.

'The CCP is behind it all' is as much a red herring as Russiagate was.

There is, nevertheless, almost certainly big money and intelligence backing for the USA's Antifa network.

Almost no one in the 'independent', 'conservative' American media will reach the obvious conclusion: Antifa units on US streets are working for the CIA - and thus Wall Street and the US Establishment - not the CCP.


Footprints

Georgian opposition demonstrators return to the streets to call for repeat elections

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Thousands take to the streets in Tbilisi, Georgia
Thousands of opposition demonstrators have taken to the streets of the Georgian capital to demand repeat parliamentary elections.

Opposition supporters gathered in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi on November 14 to dispute the results of the October 31 poll, which was won by the ruling party, Georgian Dream.

The opposition, led by the United National Movement (ENM) and European Georgia, and including six other parties that won parliamentary representation, has said the vote was rigged and that they would boycott the recently elected parliament.

Runoff elections will be held in 15 districts on November 21, all but ensuring that Georgian Dream will again secure a majority in parliament despite recent reforms intended to make the legislature more politically diverse.

Bad Guys

Violence in Washington as mobs of BLM and Antifa wait till marches are over to attack Trump supporters at Washington rally

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Crowds gathered in Washington, DC on November 14, 2020 in support of President Trump's reelection.
The streets of Washington, DC were filled with US flags and MAGA banners as Trump supporters marched to protest Joe Biden's declared victory, which they see as fraudulent. Crowds sang and prayed, and several fistfights broke out.

Billed by its organizers as the "the biggest Trump rally in history," Saturday's #MillionMAGAMarch drew enormous crowds of President Trump's supporters to the nation's capital on Saturday, where they gathered at Freedom Plaza to protest what they see as a fraudulent election.

White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany claimed that "more than one million" marchers showed up. More conservative estimates put the attendance in the thousands, but aerial shots of the march showed crowds that appeared to dwarf the tens of thousands drawn to Trump's final slew of campaign rallies last month.

Comment: BLM and antifa terrorists went into action as the marches wound down:


As the crowds dispersed, the mob turned targeting individuals and families with small children. None of this is being reported by the mainstream media, though it is happening right on their doorstep.
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BLM and anti-fascist supporters attack multiracial family at Million MAGA March. Wife holding megaphone protects her older child, while flag holding father is shielding his child from the blond woman who is trying to steal his phone.









True to their anti-capitalist rhetoric:


The practice of intimidating groups also in play:



Small wins:


Trump weighed in, slamming 'Antifa SCUM' for waiting until nightfall to attack remaining 'innocent MAGA people' when 99% had left DC march:




Yellow Vest

Lisbon's hospitality workers protest lockdown, hundreds march for freedom in Frankfurt

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Hospitality workers protest lockdown in Lisbon
Paula Barroso's bar in Lisbon has been shut for eight months and she already had to let some workers go due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Now she is scared she will not be able to make ends meets much longer.

Barroso, 54, was one of hundreds of bar, restaurant and nightclub workers who protested in Lisbon on Saturday as a partial weekend lockdown kicked in across most of the country.

"We are in mourning and we have to survive," Barroso said as she stood among a crowd calling on authorities to allow them to work. "The government does not support us and we cannot die, we cannot stay in the dark."

Comment: RT reports on the protest in Frankfurt where German police used a water cannon against demonstrators:
Things got heated when Covid-19 skeptic march in the German city of Frankfurt was met with a counter-protest. The police had to interfere, using a water cannon to separate the sides and making arrests.

The rally in the largest city in Germany's central state of Hesse was staged by a group called "Lateral Thinking." The group insists that the coronavirus is nothing but a hoax, and decries the government's lockdown measures, introduced to stem the spread of the virus.
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Police officers use a water cannon against left-wing demonstrators standing on a road to stop the protest against the government's Covid-19 restrictions in Frankfurt.
Around 2,000 people registered for the Saturday march, which was permitted by the local authorities, but at the start of the event the attendance was at around 500, according to the media.


The rally was allowed on the condition that the participants would be wearing face masks and following social distancing rules. The police reminded the crowd of those terms through loudspeakers, but many demonstrators still ignored them.

At least two counter-protests were also held in the city on Saturday. At some point, the route of the anti-lockdown march was blocked by a group of Antifa demonstrators.


Pro-lockdown Antifa? It just goes to show that antifa are willing pawns of the authorities.



They refused to disperse, prompting the police to use a water cannon to clear the way for the coronavirus skeptics and to avoid altercations between the sides.


There were also clashes between the police and Antifa, with footage from RT's Ruptly video agency showing officers in full riot gear chasing after the demonstrators. One of the protesters is seen being harshly pushed to the ground by an officer, hitting his head on the pavement. The police were also filmed making several arrests.



Last week, a "Lateral Thinking" rally in Leipzig saw some 19,000 taking part. The event ended up being hijacked by right-wing groups and was marred by clashes with police and a number of arrests.

Germany has so far seen over 785,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and more than 12,400 deaths. In order to curb the second wave of the virus, the country went into a new partial lockdown in early November. Restaurants, bars, theaters, cinemas and gyms have been closed for a month, with private gatherings limited to 10 people from no more than two households.
Meanwhile in Denmark: Denmark tries to push through permanent 'epidemic law' that includes forced vaccination




Alarm Clock

Matt Braynard 's Election Data Team to call 1.25 million voters over anomalies in 6 contested states

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A Gwinnett county worker raises a piece of paper indicating she has a question as the recount of ballots begins in Lawrenceville, Ga., on Nov. 13, 2020.
The former data and strategy director for President Donald Trump's 2016 election campaign has canceled his vacation plans to comb through election data for voter fraud.

Matt Braynard and his wife had planned to be in the Dominican Republic, but "right now, this is where I'm needed," he said on YouTube on Nov. 8.

Braynard has assembled a team to look for inconsistencies in the six contested states — Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin, Arizona, and Nevada.

So far, they've identified 1.25 million voter issues that they're following up on through phone calls and against other databases.

Comment: Reports of voter fraud continue to come in from around the country:
Nahshon Garrett told Fox News' Laura Ingraham that he had received a call from a voter integrity group telling him a ballot using his name had been cast in Arizona, and that he should contact the organization if he did not vote in the state. As it turns out, Garrett, a professional wrestler, had moved to Tennessee to train for the Olympics. The athlete said that he left Arizona more than a year ago, and that he had cast his ballot in Tennessee.


Using Maricopa County's online voter portal, Garrett confirmed that someone had submitted a ballot in Arizona that was "signature verified and counted."

He said he had never requested an absentee or mail-in ballot from Arizona, and had "no idea" who used his name to cast a vote in the state.

Ingraham noted that Maricopa County recently concluded a post-election audit that claims to have found no irregularities.

Garrett said that, even though the "mainstream media" insisted otherwise, he had suspicions after the election that the results may have been illegitimate, adding that his own personal experience seems to lend support to his hunch.