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Massive fire breaks out in Huawei 5G research facility in China

Fires at Huawei
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A research and development lab of the Chinese tech giant Huawei Technologies in the southern city of Dongguan caught fire, producing large clouds of thick grey smoke. Locals caught the incident on camera.

The videos show plumes of smoke coming from the building's top floors, and largely obscuring the sky above the facility. According to the local fire department, the flammable sound-absorbing cotton which the facility was using may be the main source of the blaze.


The fire was put out by the Dongguan city fire rescue department, city authorities say, and no casualties have been reported.

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Coming Soon to Your City: Victoria's Totalitarian Response to Covid is Setting a Precedent for Every Wannabe-Dictator

Australia Covid totalitarianism
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Victoria police arresting a protester in Melbourne suburbs
Melbourne residents are prisoners in their city, risking indefinite detention for 'pre-crime' and even having their kids taken based on Covid statistics that are often inaccurate. How long before this spreads elsewhere?

Americans would be wise to pay attention to what's going on Down Under. Victorian Premier Dan Andrews has gone on a police-state shopping spree to rival the Patriot Act, recently introducing a bill that gives the state government the power to preemptively detain "high-risk" persons, indefinitely, in quarantine facilities based on mere suspicion they might not comply with self-isolation orders.

This is being justified using Covid-19 stats that even the fear-porn-loving media establishment has acknowledged are probably very much inflated, based on a test whose creator was reportedly horrified by the thought of using it to diagnose viral infection. Yet the same media establishment has embraced Andrews' totalitarian lockdown as a model the US should adopt.

Comment: Those who are placidly waiting for everything to 'go back to normal' may be surprised at the length of their prison sentences - the power elites have no plans to cede the control measures they are now enjoying without a MASSIVE pushback:


Arrow Up

Church sues DC mayor for banning outdoor worship services while she attends and supports massive outdoor protests

D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser protest
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D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser walks down 16th Street during a June 6 protest outside the White House.
In March, when the coronavirus pandemic began disrupting everyday life, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser — like many other state and local officials — began locking down businesses, schools, churches, and social events.

Included in Bowser's lockdown executive order was a ban on gatherings of 10 or more people.

As the city progressed through the pandemic and cases flattened, the city eventually expanded the allowed sizes of gatherings to 50 and upped the limit to 100 people for worship services — whether indoor or outdoor.

But apparently the mayor had no problem with massive outdoor protests and rallies with thousands of people.

Now one large Baptist church in D.C. is taking the mayor to court for her worship restrictions.

Capitol Hill Baptist Church launched a suit against the mayor and the district in federal court on Tuesday for "violating its rights under the First and Fifth Amendments," the lawsuit said.

The suit notes that while D.C.'s government has banned services with more than 100 people — even if held outdoors — city officials have facilitated and tolerated massive social justice protests, rallies, and events, the Washington Post noted.

Comment: Kudos to this church for having the courage to confront the Mayor's hypocrisy when many religious leaders have remained silent and turned their backs on their parishioners.


Health

Group suing Tulsa, Oklahoma mayor & health department over mask mandate, says it's harmful to healthy people

Resist the mask
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A group is suing Tulsa Mayor G.T. Bynum and Tulsa Health Department Executive Director Bruce Dart, saying the city's mask mandate is harmful to healthy people.

Optometrist Robert Zoellner, Clay Clark, Dr. James Meehan, MD, and other Tulsa-based business owners are asking the city to immediately repeal the mask mandate which was passed by city council last month.

The group alleges wearing masks is causing healthy people to become sick while trying to prevent the spread of a disease that is not a deadly threat to children and much of the public.

"On the OSHA website it states that employers shouldn't make employees work in an environment where they have less than a 19.5 percent oxygen level," said Clayton Clark, one of the plaintiffs. "And the mandated masks cause employees to dip below a 19.5 percent oxygen level within 10 seconds of wearing a mask, so I don't want to make my healthy employees sick."


Comment: A longer video clip of press conference can be seen below:




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Israel tightens second lockdown amid soaring 'casedemic'

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Prayers during the ongoing Jewish High Holidays, as well as political demonstrations, would be limited to open spaces and no more than 20 people, and participants would have to remain within the restricted distance from home.
Israel on Thursday moved to further tighten its second countrywide lockdown as coronavirus cases continued to soar, ordering all nonessential businesses to close and requiring people to stay within 1,000 meters (yards) of their homes.

Prayers during the ongoing Jewish High Holidays, as well as political demonstrations, would be limited to open spaces and no more than 20 people, and participants would have to remain within the restricted distance from home.

The measures are set to go into force on Friday afternoon, as the country shuts down for the weekly Sabbath ahead of the solemn holy day of Yom Kippur on Sunday and Monday. Even during normal times, Israel completely shuts down for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, with businesses and airports closed, roads empty, and even radio and television stations going silent.

In a televised address Thursday night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu acknowledged the pain caused by the closure, but said the holiday season, when many businesses slow down in any case, was the best time to take action.

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Attention

UK Law Commission may designate misogyny as a hate crime

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Misogyny could become a criminal offence in England and Wales to protect women, according to a report from the Law Commission.

The independent body, which is responsible for reviewing laws, will look at whether those abusing women because of their gender should have tougher sentences.

Currently, the groups and characteristics protected by law include race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and transgender identity.

The Law Commission is calling for evidence from victims of hate crimes, police officers, prosecutors and civil liberties groups which will be assessed to help establish how misogyny hate crimes could work in practice.

Comment: The snowflake tyrants will have a field day with this one - we can expect such a law to initiate another wave of male bashing.


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Officials insist second coronavirus lockdown in Russia 'unlikely', say recent growth in cases was predicted & is 'manageable'

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For ten days now, the number of Covid-19 cases in Russia has been on the rise. While many have expressed concern at the trend, fearing the kind of 'second wave' affecting other parts of Europe, officials appear to be calm.

For instance, Tatiana Ruzhentsova, head of the clinical department of at the national sanitary watchdog's Research Institute of Epidemiology, says she's unconcerned.

"We see no dramatic surge, but the incidence rate is showing upwards tendencies. I would like to stress once again that it was an expected situation because all those who have symptoms of respiratory infections are tested," she outlined, earlier in this week. "And it's only natural that we see this growth. Probably, it may mean a second wave, if we want to call it this way, but we don't expect any dramatic surges or a serious worsening of the situation."

Comment: Meanwhile Western governments are seizing the opportunity to further hystericize the population and pass insidious laws that not only remove freedoms but empower the ponerized authorities:


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DOJ: More than 300 charged with crimes committed 'under the guise' of peaceful protests since late-May

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Portland police walk past a fire started by a Molotov cocktail thrown at police on September 23, 2020 in Portland, United States.
The Justice Department on Thursday announced charges against more than 300 people who allegedly committed crimes since the end of May "under the guise" of peaceful protests, Fox News has learned.
"Through these acts, these individuals have shown minimal regard to their communities and for the safety of others and themselves."

— Justice Department
Hundreds of people were arrested in 29 states and are accused of federal crimes ranging from attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, damaging federal property and arson, the Department of Justice said.

Comment: "War is peace."

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CNN 'pundit' spins heads by unleashing RACIST slur against Kentucky AG over Breonna Taylor verdict, DELETES tweets after backlash

Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
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Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron
Author and liberal journalist Sophia A. Nelson has set off a firestorm of accusations after calling black Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron multiple slurs, which she says she's allowed to say because she's mixed race.

"Uncle Tom. Step & fetch, Negro. The end," Nelson tweeted in reaction to Cameron's announcement that a former cop involved in the shooting of Breonna Taylor would not be facing murder charges, but rather three counts of "wanton endangerment." It's a decision that has set off violent protests in Louisville, Kentucky and several other major cities.

Nelson, a frequent guest on CNN and writer for the Daily Beast, doubled down on the tweet on Thursday by reposting it to her followers.

Comment: The lefties are the true racists.

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Woman arrested, tased for not wearing mask at middle school football game

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A woman at a grade-school football game in Ohio on Wednesday was reportedly tased and arrested by a police officer for not wearing a face mask in the stands.

The woman was sitting in the bleachers with her mother when she got into an altercation with the cop about mask-wearing at a middle school in the town of Logan, the Marietta Times reported.

Video of the incident, which was posted to YouTube, shows the woman resisting as the officer struggles to handcuff her for nearly two minutes before he deploys his Taser.

Comment: So she deserved to be tased and arrested? As disgusting as this is, we should get used to the idea that we're going to be seeing a lot more of this. And it's not just the US - here's one from Spain, where an officer is seen kneeling on the neck of a 14-year-old boy for wearing his mask the wrong way:


Meanwhile in England, a London Overground passenger was forcibly removed from the train after arguing with transport police officers over a face mask. Apparently not wearing a mask is now such an egregious crime that it will be met with police violence. You've been warned.

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