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No one wants to hear that: Only 9 people attend University's 'white privilege' workshop

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Only nine students showed up to take part in the University of North Carolina at Charlotte's workshop series focused on teaching students about white privilege and related topics.

The total number of students in the audience for the first "White Consciousness Conversation," held Sept. 10, was nine — but two were students there not as participants but as journalists mainly to observe. One was from The College Fix and another from the Niner Times campus newspaper.

Of the remaining seven students, five are members of the university's conservative Young Americans for Freedom chapter, who were there more out of curiosity and concern about the nature of the seminar and its taxpayer-funded narrative as opposed to learning about how they allegedly perpetuate racism and inequality as Americans with white skin.

Finally, the other two students attended because their professors offered them extra credit to do so, they told The Fix.

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MindMatters: The MacGyver of Hannibal Lecters? The Strange Case of Israel Keyes

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After being taken into police custody, interviewed and studied, FBI profilers called him the most terrifying subject they had ever encountered. With an 'efficiency' and preternatural cunning that was unusual among even the most well known serial killers, Israel Keyes brought this monstrous modus operandi to a whole new level of planning and malevolence. What did Keyes have in common with the well documented cases of psychopaths who murdered people for their own gratification and who came before him? And what set him apart? Who did he kill, and why? What was his "grand plan" - and what can the story of Israel Keyes tell us about what is perhaps a "newer breed" of serial killer that seeks to wreak havoc on the lives and souls of innocents? Join us this week on MindMatters as we come to terms with this case study in pure evil, and remind ourselves that monsters do, indeed, live among us.

Running Time: 01:13:37

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Walmart to discontinue sales of e-cigs amid deaths and illnesses linked to vaping

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Inam Rehman, manager of Jubilee Vape & Smoke Inc., displays a flavored vaping solution his store sells, Monday Sept. 16, 2019, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns of vaping.
Walmart (WMT) is exiting the e-cigarette category completely as a rash of mysterious deaths linked to vaping draws intense scrutiny.

In an internal memo obtained by Yahoo Finance on Friday, the retail giant said that "Given the growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity and uncertainty regarding e-cigarettes, we plan to discontinue the sale of electronic nicotine delivery products at all Walmart and Sam's Club U.S. locations."

Hundreds of unexplained illnesses linked to flavored vaping products have put the industry under fire, prompting some states and localities to tighten restrictions on the market.

In the wake of an eighth death, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was conducting a criminal investigation of the matter. On Capitol Hill, a group of senators have asked the Trump administration to yank most e-cigarettes off the shelves entirely — including Juul, the most popular product on the market.

Comment: Listen to Sott's Objective:Health hosts discuss the 'vaping crisis' - as they note, vaping has been around for over a decade, yet people are only recently being affected by these mystery illnesses. What's really going on?


Candace Owens eviscerates white dems lecturing her on white supremacy

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You know who could use a lecture on white supremacy? A black chick.

So arguably believed participants in a House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday, wherein white witnesses schooled Candace Owens on the subject.

But Candace had a thing or two to say back.

Comment: The issue of white supremacy has been so exaggerated by the democrats and their lackeys in the mainstream media that its almost forgivable that the general public is under the impression that there's a Nazi hiding in every dark alleyway in America. But it is almost entirely fiction.

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Epic troll: Flyers stating "Islam Is Right About Women" causes media to have a narrative crisis

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You think you can dance? Watch this.

Islam isn't particularly known for its fairness to women. In fact, it's well known to be a society that treats them as second class and below, forbidding them to learn basic things such as reading and math. They're used more like servants and breeding stock in many Islam dominated countries and are punished severely for violating any of the strict Sharia laws set for them.

This is a fact that is typically overlooked by a lot of the left, especially feminists. When it comes to Islam's treatment of women, you'll find many a blind eye among the social justice warriors who often go so far as to defend Islam as the "religion of peace" the left claims it is.

Comment: It seems rather obvious that this is trolling, similar to the previous "It's OK to be White" 4chan meme that caused a similar uproar. It's rather stunning that the woke ideology is so self-contradictory that a simple five word sentence can cause a short-circuit.


Facebook's Zuckerberg says there 'clearly was bias' in controversy over 'censorship' of pro-life group Live Action

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg walks to meetings for technology regulations and social media issues on September 19, 2019, in Capitol Hill, Washington, DC.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said the company's handling of a fact-checking controversy involving pro-life group Live Action was biased.

The embattled tech executive discussed the issue during a meeting on Thursday with Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley, a frequent critic of Big Tech, on a host of topics, including privacy and allegations of anti-conservative discrimination.

"Zuckerberg admitted there "clearly was bias" in the @LiveAction @LilaGraceRose censorship. Said bias is 'an issue we've struggled with for a long time.'" tweeted Hawley, one of several senators who questioned the tech company's fact-checking systems in a letter to Zuckerberg last week.

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Bad Guys

Hong Kong protesters vandalize train station, hurl firebombs as police deploy tear gas to stop riot

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Hong Kong police have fired tear gas at protesters, who vandalized a train station, erected barricades and started fires, in the latest anti-Beijing demonstration there this weekend.

The Chinese city is enduring its 16th consecutive week of street protests, which initially were aimed at blocking a controversial extradition law but which have continued long after that legislation was dropped. On Saturday thousands of protesters gathered in Tuen Mun, a satellite town located in the New Territories.

Some surreal footage was filmed in the small town, showing activists cowering behind a barricade they'd erected and were hurling bricks by the dozen -and some petrol bombs- with no law enforcement even close.

Comment: See also: Pepe Escobar: Trapped between East and West, Hong Kong protestors are really protesting hyper-capitalism

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Week 45: Undaunted pianist plays on as riot police pursue Yellow Vests through Paris train station

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Protesters cover their faces in a cloud of tear gas in Lyon, France on September 14, 2019.
Yellow Vest protesters seeking respite from tear gas in a Paris train station were accompanied by an unexpected live soundtrack as a talented pianist played on nearby, undeterred by the melée around him.

Playing on a public piano, the musician added a dreamlike quality to the tense situation.

Comment: Macron has completely underestimated the depth of the French people's anger. Like the Palestinian' Great March of Return, they feel they have nothing to lose.

Chart Pie

A third of American workers' pay is stolen...here's how

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If you're a member of the working class, 1/3 of your pay has been stolen from you.

You would think this would be front page news every day until the problem is fixed. Not only is that a huge amount of money for a huge portion of the country, but you would expect our left leaning media to be all over this. There is no better evidence that capitalism, at least in its current state, is failing. If the left actually cared about the working class, if the wave of cultural Marxism that has spread through academia and the media was actually about the plight of workers oppressed by a distant and uncaring elite, no fact would be repeated more often than this.

And yet, aside from a handful of articles - such as one from the New York Times in 2011, and another from The Atlantic in 2015 - the issue hardly gets mentioned by the media. And even when it is mentioned, it is often editorialized in a way that distorts the problem and hides its root cause, if not outright lied about by a media with an agenda that has little to do with helping actual workers.


Cuba: Diplomats' mysterious illnesses may have been a neurotoxin used in fumigation for Zika carrying mosquitos

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Fumigation against mosquitoes in Cuba and not "sonic attacks" may have caused some 40 U.S. and Canadian diplomats and family members in Havana to fall ill, according to a new study commissioned by the Canadian government.

The incidents took place from late 2016 into 2018, causing the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to charge that diplomats were attacked by some sort of secret weapon. Canada has refrained from such charges. The United States in 2017 reduced its embassy staff to a minimum and Canada followed more recently, citing the incidents and the danger posed to staff from what has become known as the "Havana Syndrome."

Various scientific studies have yet to identify the cause of the diplomats' cognitive ailments, ranging from dizziness and blurred vision to memory loss and difficulty concentrating.

The Canadian study by a team of researchers affiliated with the Brain Repair Centre at Dalhousie University and the Nova Scotia Health Authority studied Canadian victims and even the brain of a pet dog after its demise in Canada.

The study was the first to include diplomats for whom there was baseline medical testing from before their postings in Havana, so as to better compare with the tests from afterwards. Canada started implementing the practice after diplomats first started complaining of sickness.