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Huge fire breaks out at Beirut port just one month after devastating explosion

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An inferno raging at the port in Beirut on Thursday afternoon just 37 days after the city was rocked by an explosion
A huge fire broke out Thursday at the Port of Beirut, sending up a thick column of black smoke and raising new panic among traumatized residents after last month's catastrophic blast at the same site killed nearly 200 people.

It was unclear what caused the blaze at the facility, which was decimated by the Aug. 4 explosion when nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate blew up and sent out a shock wave that caused widespread damage and was felt as far away as the island of Cyprus.

Dark smoke covered the capital on Thursday as army helicopters sprayed water over the orange flames leaping from the ground.

The Lebanese army said the fire started in the port's duty free zone at a warehouse with containers of tires, oil and other flammable materials.

Comment: The Daily Mail adds:
Lebanese troops closed the major road that passes near the port referring traffic to other areas.

Police spokesman Col. Joseph Msalam said they have no information about what is happening at the port adding that the facility is currently under control of the army.

Asked about reports that the fire was caused by burning tires and oil, he said 'I don't know. It could be containers. I really don't know what is there.'

It added that firefighters are dealing with the blaze.
Social media quickly filled with videos:




Speculation took a political turn:


The psychological toll on Beirut's children is clear:




Control Panel

Mission accomplished? Corporate-sponsored BLM has "vanished" the emerging "anti-Globalist" majority that elected Trump

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The leaders of Black Lives Matter want to "defund the police". They think "systemic racism" and "police brutality" are so bad that police budgets must be cut dramatically in order to reduce the number of cops on the beat. They believe that fewer cops will move the black community closer to their goal of racial justice.

This is the basic theory behind the idea of defunding the police. There's only one problem with the theory, it's wrong. Simply put: Blacks don't want fewer cops. Here's the scoop from Newsweek:
"A majority of Black Americans have said they want police presence in their area to either remain the same or increase, despite recent protests over police brutality, according to new polls.

A Gallup poll conducted from June 23 to July 6 surveying more than 36,000 U.S. adults found that 61 percent of Black Americans said they'd like police to spend the same amount of time in their community, while 20 percent answered they'd like to see more police, totaling 81 percent. Just 19 percent of those polled said they wanted police to spend less time in their area.

Black Americans' responses to the question were nearly on par with the national average, in which 67 percent of all U.S. adults said they wanted police presence to remain the same and 19 percent said they wanted it to increase." ("81% of Black Americans Don't Want Less Police Presence Despite Protests — Some Want More Cops: Poll", Newsweek)
Why isn't this on the front-page of the New York Times?

Stock Down

In views of US democracy, widening partisan divides over freedom to peacefully protest

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Majority of Americans say significant changes are needed in the 'fundamental design and structure of American government'.

In assessing the state of U.S. democracy, Americans continue to give their country negative ratings for living up to several key democratic ideals and principles. And in some cases, these assessments have turned less positive since 2018.

Notably, the share of Americans who say the phrase "people are free to peacefully protest" describes the United States very or somewhat well has fallen from 73% to 60%, with the decline coming almost entirely among Democrats.

As was the case in Pew Research Center's 2018 study of U.S. democracy, large majorities of Americans agree on the importance of a number of democratic principles - including that the rights and freedoms of all people are respected, that elected officials face serious consequences for misconduct and that everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed.

Recycle

1,000 Georgia voters face prosecution for casting multiple ballots

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During the state's primary in June, 1,000 Georgia voters successfully voted twice, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Tuesday.

The 1,000 Georgia residents cast votes by absentee ballot and then went in person to polling places on June 9 and voted again, Raffensperger said, adding that they will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

Of the 1,000 voters who voted twice, 58 percent requested Democratic ballots, according to Raffensperger's office. Georgia does not offer the option to affiliate with a political party during voter registration, meaning voters who wish to vote in primary elections must request either a Republican or Democratic ballot.

"While the investigation is still ongoing, initial results show that of the partisan ballots at issue, approximately 58% were Democratic ballots," a spokesperson for the Georgia Secretary of State said in a statement to National Review.

Comment: See also: Confessions of voter fraud: 'I was a master at fixing mail-in ballots' - Top Democrat operative


Bullseye

The Science of Masks

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Question

'Wear Their Names': Pro-BLM jewelry brand selling victim-named items made of shattered glass from riots shuts down after backlash

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The 'Wear Their Names' jewelry line shut down after being blasted online as exploitative for selling accessories bearing names of Black police shooting victims.

Paul Chelmis and Jing Wen went viral by selling a jewelry collection made out of glass left lying around after protests in Charleston, South Carolina. The idea was to "make something beautiful out of the rubble." Thus the brand 'Wear Their Names' was born, a play on the BLM slogan 'Say their names' which refers to black Americans killed by police.

In a move of questionable self-awareness the couple decided to individually name their designs after the victims. The screenshots of a now closed online storefront show, for example, 'The Breonna' - a $240 pendant, 'The Trayvon'- a necklace for $95. The pricing ranged between $45 to nearly $500, with all proceeds supposedly going to Black Lives Matter.

Comment: This whole idea was rather tone-deaf. The intended audience is also the audience most likely to be offended. Bad marketing strategy.


Attention

Is BLM the mask behind which the oligarchs operate?

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BLM graffiti.
Here's your BLM Pop Quiz for the day: What do "Critical Race Theory", "The 1619 Project", and Homeland Security's "White Supremacist" warning tell us about what's going on in America today?
  1. They point to deeply-embedded racism that shapes the behavior of white people
  2. They suggest that systemic racism cannot be overcome by merely changing attitudes and laws
  3. They alert us to the fact that unresolved issues are pushing the country towards a destructive race war
  4. They indicate that powerful agents — operating from within the state- are inciting racial violence to crush the emerging "populist" majority that elected Trump to office in 2016 and which now represents an existential threat to the globalist plan to transform America into a tyrannical third-world "shithole".
Which of these four statements best explains what's going on in America today?

If you chose Number 4, you are right. We are not experiencing a sudden and explosive outbreak of racial violence and mayhem. We are experiencing a thoroughly-planned, insurgency-type operation that involves myriad logistical components including vast, nationwide riots, looting and arson, as well as an extremely impressive ideological campaign. "Critical Race Theory", "The 1619 Project", and Homeland Security's "White Supremacist" warning are as much a part of the Oligarchic war on America as are the burning of our cities and the toppling of our statues. All three, fall under the heading of "ideology", and all three are being used to shape public attitudes on matters related to our collective identity as "Americans".

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Red Flag

Washington and Lee University wants to teach students to overthrow the state

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Washington and Lee University is a small, private liberal arts university in western Virginia. It's named after George Washington and Robert E. Lee, who became its president after the Civil War. As is the case with all small, private liberal arts colleges in America except for Hillsdale, WLU is essentially a leftist indoctrination center for those students who attend.

However, even by liberal arts standards, WLU took things to a whole new level this semester when it offered first-year students a three-credit class called "How to Overthrow the State." WLU is entitled to do so, but it seems appropriate that the taxpayers of this state have a say in the matter. Therefore, President Trump should issue an executive order withholding all federal funds from the university.

The class is one of 18 different choices offered to freshmen for their required writing seminar. All of the seminars stress that their purpose is to teach students to write well, and many of them throw in identity politics.

For example, Seminar 100-01, about "memoir and identity in literature," promises to examine whether a "memoir also challenge[s] and educate[s] us about the identities of marginalized or silenced voices."

Propaganda

Journalist claims reporters 'don't just make stuff up', gets schooled on all the times media LIED

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Following criticism of a story in which anonymous sources claimed Donald Trump called dead soldiers "losers," one reporter pushed back, claiming journalists "don't make stuff up" - which prompted a quick education lesson for her.

"Contrary to popular belief, journalists don't just make stuff up," Louisville Courier Journal education reporter Olivia Krauth tweeted in response to a conservative outlet blasting the use of anonymous sources.

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Control Panel

You're Being Gaslighted

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Actual CNN chyron during the raging riot in Kenosha, Wisconsin, August 2020
What is Gaslighting?

The term originates in the systematic psychological manipulation of a victim by her husband in Patrick Hamilton's 1938 play Gas Light (film adaptations released in 1940 & 44). In the story, the husband attempts to convince his wife and others that she's insane by manipulating small elements of their environment and insisting she's remembering things incorrectly or delusional when she points out the changes.

The play's title alludes to how the abusive husband slowly dims the gas lights in their home but pretends nothing has changed, in an effort to make his wife doubt her own perceptions. The wife repeatedly asks her husband to confirm her perceptions about the dimmed lights, but in defiance of reality, he keeps insisting the lights are the same - and that she is going insane.

These days, we're living in a perpetual state of gaslighting. 'Reality' that the media reports is at complete odds with what we see with our own eyes. When we question the false reality they present, or claim what WE see is actual reality, we are vilified as racist or bigots or just plain crazy.

You're not racist. You're not crazy. You're being gaslighted.