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Woman decapitated, two others killed in Islamist knife attack in French church - killer shot, arrested - arrests made in other cities


Comment: The church where this atrocity occurred in Nice is the city's 'Notre Dame' (and it even looks like the bigger one in Paris). This is not coincidental. Islamists/jihadists/patsies/whatever carrying out such attacks in lockstep with the French government's major announcements of ever-encroaching lockdown measures is also not coincidental. There is indeed science and methodology to the 'Covid-19 Pandemic', but it has nothing to do with a 'killer virus'...


Notre Dame church in Nice
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Security forces guard area after a reported knife attack at Notre Dame church in Nice, France, October 29, 2020
A woman was decapitated and two other people killed during a knife attack Thursday at a church in France that authorities are investigating as a terrorist attack.

The attack occurred near the Basilica of Notre-Dame in Nice, a city on France's southern coast.

"The suspected knife attacker was shot by police while being detained, he is on his way to hospital, he is alive," Mayor Christian Estrosi said, adding that the "terrorist" shouted "Allahu akbar," which is Arabic for "God is great," as police arrested him.

"The meaning of his gesture left no doubt," Estrosi said. The woman who was "decapitated" and at least one of the other victims who died "in a horrible way" were inside the church, the mayor said.

Two other attacks occurred in France on Thursday. A Saudi man was arrested after he attacked a guard with a sharp tool at the French consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, according to Saudi state media. The guard was hospitalized and suffered minor injuries.

Comment: The murderer has been identified as Brahim A., a 21-year-old of Tunisian descent. The victims include "a 30-year old mother, a 45-year-old member of the sacristan who had his throat slit, and a 70-year-old woman who was decapitated." Nice's first deputy mayor told RT that two, not one, of the victims were beheaded: the sacristan in addition to the elderly woman. Tunisia has launched its own investigation into the killer:
Tunisian media reported that the suspect is from the northeastern city of Bouhajla and illegally entered into France from Italy earlier this month.

An inquiry has now been launched by the Public Prosecutor of the Judicial Pole for Combating Terrorism in Tunisia, judiciary official Mohsen Dali confirmed.

He said the office had "opened a forensic investigation into the suspicion that a Tunisian committed a terrorist operation abroad."
Senior priest Gil Florini of Nice Center parish said that parishes had been warned there could be attacks.

Also today, in Lyon, police arrested an Afghan national carrying a 30cm knife while attempting to board a streetcar. ALSO today, in Sartrouville, another man in possession of a knife was arrested. The man's father reportedly called the police to warn them his son was planning a copycat attack. Police beat him to the church and apprehended him.

France has raised its national terror alert system to maximum, nicely coinciding with the decision to plunge France back into lockdown. Macron has ordered troops to patrol churches and schools.

Ankara offered its condolences (this comes after the recent back and forth between Macron and Erdogan over the Mohammed cartoons):
The Turkish Foreign Ministry said the country stands in solidarity with the French people against terrorism and violence.

"There is no excuse to take someone's life that would legitimize violence. It is clear that the ones who commit such a violent act in a holy place have no respect for any humanitarian, religious, or moral values."

Turkish Presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin also condemned what he described as a "heinous terrorist attack," and said his country offered its "condolences to the French people."
Trump tweeted:

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Phildaelphia rioting now IGNORED by CNN and MSM outlets

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When Fox News reported on the shooting of a black man (notice I did not capitalize his race, like most of the media are doing!) by police officers in Philadelphia, my initial thought was oh, hell, just when Trump seemed to be pulling ahead...

For sure, I thought, the mainstream media would be billboarding this all over the place as proof of the President's alleged "white supremacy" and that they would be doing everything to pin Trump as the cause of this sort of unrest.

I was wrong. Maybe.

Here at 4:05am EDT on Wednesday, October 28, 2020, six days until Election Day, are the splash pages of CNN and CBS News.

First, CNN:

Trump's move in states

NPC

Pronouns being used for social engineering to control thought and eliminate parent's ability to protect their children

LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter march
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Demonstrators take part in a joint LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter march on the 51st anniversary of the Stonewall riots in New York City, New York, U.S. June 28, 2020
The social engineering around new terms to describe ourselves are baffling & unnecessary. Why are charities, multinationals & broadcasters like the BBC so keen to push this agenda and brainwash our children?

Language is not only the medium of our speech, but the medium of our thoughts, so when people set out to change our language, we are right to be concerned. Unshackled by anything equivalent to the Académie Française, which regulates the French language, English develops in response to usage. But we would be naïve to imagine that all change is passive when vested interests are keen to change the way we think.

In recent years, gender has been quietly replacing sex in language and policy across the English-speaking world. But the changes are not stopping there. While the transgender lobby has shrieked their mantra, trans women are women, the group formerly known as women are having words ripped from them, even by their own support organisations. The coordination is uncanny.

Yoda

Project Veritas: 'Ballot chaser' Raquel Rodriguez boasts judges, legislators 'In my pocket'

Project Veritas ballot harvest
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Texas 'Ballot chaser' Raquel Rodriguez caught in Project Veritas expose
'I'm Getting the Biden Vote Out, But I Mean, I'm Not Going To Do It For Free'... Some Texas Republicans Secretly Working For Democrats!

Project Veritas undercover journalists exposed more corrupt practices here by ballot chaser Raquel Rodriguez in the second part of their investigation released today.

"Raquel Rodriguez was recorded with hidden camera explaining how she and her confederates pressure and reward targeted voters in order to meet the vote totals campaigns and candidates have contracted them to meet," said James O'Keefe, the founder and CEO of Project Veritas.

"Raquel Rodriguez boasts about all the other political power brokers who are in her pocket and she told our journalists she has already brought in 7,000 votes," he said.

Comment: Rodriguez claims there are Texas Republican operatives secretly working for Biden's elections:


Project Veritas carries the fight to other culprits:





Headphones

Media maverick Joe Rogan interviews Alex Jones in latest podcast, snowflakes flip out, threaten to cancel Spotify subscriptions - UPDATE

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Joe Rogan and Alex Jones from Rogan's Instagram account
Top podcaster Joe Rogan surprised his audience by having right-wing controversialist Alex Jones back as a guest on his show, prompting outcry online as outraged subscribers said they would cancel their Spotify subscriptions.

Rogan's Tuesday show turned out to be even more polarizing than usual - and somewhat unexpected given that the podcast's fans noticed in recent months that some episodes featuring conservative guests curiously never made it onto Spotify, where Rogan has an exclusive deal. Jones himself was previously banned on the platform in 2018, with Spotify citing "hate content" as the reason.

His reappearance on the show seems to have cleared up suspicions that Rogan had succumbed to editorial scrutiny following the missing episodes and his recent retraction after pushing debunked claims that left-wing activists had started wildfires in Oregon.

Comment: Spotify management can't afford to lose their big selling point as the free-speech supporting alternative to YouTube, which brought Rogan over to them in the first place. Indeed, BuzzFeed reports that Spotify management is defending the move internally. But that matters little to the SJW segment of their staff and audience. The GIF gods got in on the fun:



UPDATE: Spotify has surprisingly stood by Rogan, even behind closed doors:
In an internal email obtained by BuzzFeed News, Horacio Gutierrez, the company's chief legal officer and head of global affairs, wrote to managers about how to respond to employee complaints about content hosted on their platform.

Gutierrez said that potentially problematic material should be reported to Spotify's Trust & Safety department, but stressed that it was not appropriate to flag a piece of content just because it has stirred up controversy online. "It's all too common that things are taken out of context," he noted.

The executive went on to describe Spotify as "a place for creative expressions" and said it was "important to have diverse voices and points of view on our platform."
We are not going to ban specific individuals from being guests on other people's shows, as the episode/show complies with our content policies.
The email, which did not refer to Jones by name, also included "talking points" that top managers should use if asked about the podcast episode, BuzzFeed said.
Note the bit about "employee complaints." JP Sears probably wasn't far off!




Yellow Vest

Wave of furious anti-lockdown protests sweep Europe

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Vast crowds gathered on the streets of Barcelona with angry protesters setting dustbins on fire
Protests erupted across Europe last night as thousands of angry demonstrators called on their governments to reconsider a second-round of lockdown restrictions.

In Italy, violence was reported in at least two major northern cities, Milan and Turin, as vast crowds protested freedom-limiting restrictions enforced to tackle a second surge in coronavirus cases. Witnesses said a number of luxury stores, including a Gucci shop, were ransacked in central Turin as crowds of youths took to the streets after nightfall, letting off huge firecrackers and lighting coloured flares. The city's mayor today berated the violent protesters who she said had 'polluted' a demonstration by bar and restaurant owners who are facing another economic slump.

In Milan at least 28 people were arrested after protesters threw Molotov cocktails at police in the capital of Lombardy, the original epicentre of the virus in Italy which is now seeing a resurgence of cases.

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Knife-wielding Walter Wallace Jr. who was shot by Philadelphia police, had violent criminal past

walter wallace police shooting philadelphia
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Walter Wallace Jr., 27, was wielding a knife and ignored orders to drop the weapon before officers fired shots Monday afternoon.
The black man shot and killed by Philadelphia police on Monday, Walter Wallace Jr., had a long criminal record that included violent offenses, local media have reported. Wallace's death has led to riots in the city.

The 27-year-old was fatally shot by officers after he reportedly ignored commands to drop a knife that he was holding. The incident sparked large protests in Philadelphia, which quickly descended into rioting and looting. Sympathetic media reports have portrayed Wallace as a husband, father and aspiring musician who struggled to overcome mental health issues, but court documents obtained by news outlets reveal he had numerous run-ins with the law.

In 2017, Wallace pled guilty to robbery and assault after kicking down the door of a woman and putting a gun to her head, Fox News reported. Four years earlier, he pled guilty to assault and resisting arrest after punching a police officer in the face.

Comment: The violent mob response to the Wallace shooting has resulted in a curfew to be imposed on Philly residents:
The curfew is being put in place after violent protests spun out of control on Monday and Tuesday following the death of Walter Wallace Jr., whom police shot after he refused to drop his knife during an altercation on Monday afternoon. Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf ordered several hundred members of the state National Guard to deploy to Philadelphia to help quell the unrest.


At least 53 police have been injured in the clashes, many of whom were struck by bricks and rocks, according to local CBS reporter Joe Holden. One officer was run over by a large pickup, and 28 police or fire department vehicles were torched or otherwise damaged.

Nine ATMs were blown up overnight Tuesday alone, which is something of a tradition during Philadelphia riots. About 50 ATMs around the city were bombed during Black Lives Matter protests in early June, and in one of those cases, the would-be thief was killed in the explosion.
Police discovered evidence of more than just a spontaneous uprising:
A bomb squad has been called to investigate a suspicious van loaded with propane tanks, flares and "possible dynamite sticks," local media report, as authorities struggle to contain unrest and looting across Philadelphia.

The abandoned vehicle was discovered around 10pm local time, roughly an hour after a citywide curfew kicked in on Wednesday night.


Police cordoned off the area while ATF agents and a bomb squad recovered multiple "propane tanks, torches and possible dynamite sticks,"according to 6abc Action News.
As if there wasn't already enough racist tension in Philadelphia, a group of protesters chased away Jewish men from an anti-police rally:
Footage making the rounds on social media on Wednesday shows a small group of demonstrators confronting the three young men, who are seen wearing kippah caps, asking them where they live before demanding they "get the f**k out!"

"What y'all doing down here? Y'all live here? You know we the real Jews, right?" one is heard saying, as another adds "This ain't your fight. Y'all gotta go."

One of the men responds that they are "just showing solidarity," but is shouted down. Another member of the trio is given a hard shove moments later while the instigators insist the men leave, which they ultimately agreed to do. As a parting shot, a protester says "Revelation 2:9, Synagogue of Satan," apparently citing a bible verse.

The biblical reference and other remarks heard in the exchange are common to the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, which posits that African Americans are the true descendants of the ancient Israelites but is widely regarded as anti-Semitic. The group has a presence in Philadelphia, occasionally seen street preaching in the city.
With five days to go to the election, Democratic candidate Joe Biden surfaced to comment in a pathetic attempt to appear relevant:
The former vice president, speaking with reporters after he and his wife Jill Biden cast their ballots in early voting in their home town of Wilmington, Del., emphasized that "there is no excuse whatsoever for the looting and the violence. None whatsoever."

Biden stressed that "to be able to protest is totally legitimate, totally reasonable."

Biden highlighted that moving forward, the questions of "how you diminish the prospect of lethal shooting and circumstances like the one we saw" will have to be answered.

And he said that if elected president, "that's going to be part of the commission I set up to determine how we deal these changes."

The Trump administration says it "stands proudly with law enforcement." And in a statement, the White House charged that "the riots in Philadelphia are the most recent consequence of the Liberal Democrats' war against the police."



Briefcase

Canadian class-action suit against Facebook alleges misuse of personal information

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Two Facebook users are seeking damages on behalf of hundreds of thousands of Canadians whose personal data may have been improperly used for political purposes.

The proposed class-action lawsuit filed by Calgary residents Saul Benary and Karma Holoboff asks the Federal Court to order the social-media giant to bolster its security practices to better protect sensitive information and comply with federal privacy law.

It also seeks $1,000 for each of the approximately 622,000 Canadians whose information was shared with others through a digital app.

Comment: See also:


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Police arrest crazed man after destroying altar at St. Martin of Tours Catholic church in Louisville

Saint Martin of Tours Church vandalized
A deranged man broke into Saint Martin of Tours Church on Sunday and destroyed the altar.

The man was later arrested by police.

The church said the man was experiencing the effects of drug intoxication.


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Ex-DHS official reveals himself as 'Anonymous'

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Miles Taylor, a former Department of Homeland Security (DHS) official, revealed on Wednesday that he was the anonymous author behind a New York Times op-ed and subsequent book criticizing President Trump's character from the perspective of a staffer inside the administration.

"I witnessed Trump's inability to do his job over the course of two-and-a-half years. Everyone saw it, though most were hesitant to speak up for fear of reprisals," Taylor, who left the administration last year, wrote in a Medium post.

"So when I left the Administration I wrote A Warning, a character study of the current Commander in Chief and a caution to voters that it wasn't as bad as it looked inside the Trump Administration — it was worse," he continued.

Comment: In response to this revelation, pretty much everyone is simply asking, "Who??"