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Tagged teen 'kidnaps four-year-old boy, stabs him to death and dumps his body on Dallas street in random attack'

Cash

Four-year-old Cash Gernon (pictured) was found stabbed to death on a street in southwest Dallas on Saturday morning
A four-year-old boy was found stabbed to death on a Dallas street after he was allegedly abducted from his bed by a teen now facing charges for kidnapping.

A jogger came across the body of Cash Gernon in the city's Mountain Creek neighborhood at around 7am Saturday, Assistant Police Chief Albert Martinez said, adding that it appeared the child suffered a violent death from an 'edged weapon'.

Darriynn Brown, 18, was arrested in the case hours later and was charged with kidnapping and theft. Police said they also anticipate additional charges pending the results of a forensic analysis.

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Eye 1

Secret sharers: The hidden ties between private spies and journalists

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© Lincoln Agnew
Some journalists are happy to knock on the doors of strangers. I was never one of them, but Christopher Steele, the ex-British spy behind the infamous Trump dossier, left me no choice.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Mr. Steele had been hired by an investigative firm called Fusion GPS to gather dirt about Donald J. Trump and Russia. The firm's founders, two former Wall Street Journal reporters, made it clear they would not talk to me for a book I was writing about the business of private intelligence. So on an early summer morning in 2019, I arrived at Mr. Steele's home in Farnham, a picturesque English village.

In photographs, the retired MI6 agent was always dressed impeccably in business suits, his graying hair freshly coifed. When he opened his door, he was wearing plaid boxer shorts and a blue T-shirt and had a serious case of bed head. "I can't talk today," he said. "It's my birthday."

At the time, those involved with the dossier were intent on controlling its narrative and eager to capitalize on their fame. Glenn Simpson and Peter Fritsch, the founders of Fusion GPS, wrote a book about the dossier that became a best seller. Mr. Steele sold his life rights to a Hollywood studio owned by George Clooney. When a guest at a private dinner party hosted by Vanity Fair asked him for his business card, he thought it was a fan who wanted his autograph, so he picked up his place card and signed it.

Comment: See also: Matt Taibbi: Media outlets 'once challenged the Spy State,' now they're 'agents' of it


Wedding Rings

Jeffrey Epstein 'gave Bill Gates advice on how to end his 'toxic' marriage to Melinda during dozens of 'men's club' meetings', claims new report

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Bill Gates had dozens of meeting with Jeffrey Epstein where they discussed his marriage to Melinda, according to a new report. Bill Gates is pictured at Epstein's Manhattan mansion in 2011, from left: James E. Staley, at the time a senior JPMorgan executive; former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; Epstein; Gates and Boris Nikolic, who was the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation's science adviser.
Jeffrey Epstein suggested Bill Gates should leave his wife Melinda during dozens of meetings at the convicted pedophile's $77million Manhattan townhouse, according to a person who attended the 'men's club'-style get-togethers.

Gates' visits to Epstein's 'lair' were an escape from his unhappy marriage, and the pair 'were very close', a source told The Daily Beast.

The report alleges the pair's friendship blurred personal and professional lines, and was much closer than Gates had previously admitted.

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Laptop

Cyberattack against Ireland's HSE a 'despicable' crime with risk of stolen patient data being abused, Government says

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The ransomware attack on the HSE on Friday morning caused major disruption as it required a shutdown of all IT systems.
No effort spared to resume medical services and restore HSE's system, statement says

The Government has said the cyber attacks on the State's health services are "despicable crimes" and "no effort is being spared" to resume medical services and restore the HSE's system.

It also said any public release of stolen patient data by the criminals behind the attack is "utterly contemptible". It said there is a risk that the medical and other data of patients will be abused and anyone who is affected is urged to contact the HSE and gardaí.

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Bullseye

Propaganda and the Media: Part 1 - Introduction

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Note to Readers:
For a period of about ten years, I operated a website of political commentary that contained thousands of articles, many of which were content from various media, but many being my own work. That website experienced occasional but persistent DDOS and other attacks by forces unknown

Some years ago, I published on that website a three-page article on the Western media similar in content to the media series I am presenting here. Of all my written work, only this one article was under constant attack. Most often, the pages wouldn't load properly, preventing readers from seeing the full contents and preventing them from clicking through to the following pages. It was clear I had attracted the attention of someone who preferred to not have this information in the public realm.
A short while ago, I wrote an article titled, A Search for Truth and Understanding. It provides an excellent lead-in to this series and I suggest you read it. It isn't long. (1)

When I arrived in China the news reporting format was one of the first things to draw my attention. There was something different, unusual; the reporting seemed somehow stilted, a bit dry or reserved, perhaps cautious. Reserve and caution are of course Chinese tradition, but I had difficulty assessing it. My first thought was that perhaps the government controlled not only content but method - the way news was reported.

But it slowly dawned on me that the unusual aspect was simply that I was seeing news without commentary - a simple chronology of events. I had become so inured to the rampant opinion-based journalism in North America that the absence of this in China made articles seem somehow barren and empty. But they weren't empty of news; they were empty of the opinions, biases, propaganda, conjectures and moral judgments that in the West are always inextricably mixed with fact. Looking at most Western newspapers today, and certainly on topics related to politics, capitalism, religion or US imperialism, seemingly every article contains 3 facts, 4 conjectures, 2 false hypotheses, 6 moral judgments, 12 baseless opinions and at least 6 unfounded accusations, all following a coherent agenda. It is impossible to find honest reporting in America's mainstream media today - and indeed in all the Western media, the reported "news" being little more than an ideology surge, journalism having openly become nothing more than perception management for imperialism or political power.

Evil Rays

Second suspected 'Havana Syndrome' case near White House under investigation: report

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A second official on the National Security Council was reportedly struck with the mysterious condition known as Havana Syndrome last year while near the entrance to the White House grounds, CNN reports.

Sources close to the matter told CNN that the official experienced more severe symptoms than the previous case that had been reported in April.

The case occurred last year, CNN reports, several weeks after the presidential election.

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Stop

Vaccine virtue signaling and the totalitarian cult of woke

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All tyrannical systems need a large contingent of cheerleaders in order to survive and thrive; a group of exploitable and devout acolytes that will carry the torch and evangelize the masses with the ideology of control. Without this aggressive percentage of the population, totalitarians cannot remain in power. In the US and most of the west, leftist ideologues have filled this role nicely. They claim they are fighting for the rights of the downtrodden but their actions speak much louder than their words.

They have supported and viciously defended nearly every draconian measure that governments and corporate elites have enacted in the past few years. They supported mass censorship of conservatives and moderates by Big Tech companies. They supported national lockdowns which destroyed hundreds of thousands of small businesses and violated the constitutional rights of millions of Americans. They continue to support unscientific mask rules which have been proven to achieve nothing tangible in terms of preventing viral spread. They support the use of "vaccine passports" which would effectively cut non-vaccinated people out of the normal economy and normal society and drive them into poverty. And, now they are all over the web trying to propagandize for the jab.

We know these unhinged creatures by many names, including social justice warriors, snowflakes, puritans, leftists, Marxists, communists, globalists, collectivists, narcissists, etc. Basically, they are some of the worst people on the planet, and while they usually drone on about "institutional racism" that doesn't exist, or a rape culture that doesn't exist, or a patriarchy that doesn't exist (though I'm starting to wonder if maybe we should start one), they have now found a new love in the covid "crisis".

Comment: Given the pathological level of group-think that's on display, it is no wonder that many other astute observers of the drive to "vaccinate, vaccinate, vaccinate!" have also described this multi-pronged phenomenon as cultish:


Eye 1

UK's 'Online Safety Bill' is profoundly dangerous & will criminalise lawful free speech

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© Oli SCARFF / AFP
Year 9 students take part in an online class at Park Lane Academy in Halifax, northwest England on March 4, 2021.
If you think the witch hunts against the likes of JK Rowling for daring to utter something deemed offensive by one minority or another are bad now, just wait until this ill-thought-out new law comes into force.

The old saying that 'the road to Hell is paved with good intentions' seems very apt when it comes to the UK government's Online Safety Bill, published last week. While the internet has been a powerful tool for good in so many ways, it is undoubtedly true that lots of bad stuff happens online too: fraud, misinformation, offensive statements, personal attacks on individuals and groups, and much more. Wouldn't the internet be even better if we could only get rid of the bad stuff, while keeping the good?

Comment: With draconian bills being pushed throughout countries in the West, it's clear that governments have a lot that they need to hide:


Wolf

BLM grifter Patrisse Cullors whines about 'white supremacist' housing market weeks after dropping millions on real estate

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© The Bridgehead
Patrisse Cullors' current real estate holdings. In her new Topanga Canyon zip code, 88 per cent of residents are white and 1.8 per cent black, according to the census.
Patrisse Cullors, a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and a self-described Marxist, blasted the American housing market as a bastion of "white supremacy" just weeks after splashing out millions on a real estate portfolio, snagging four high-end homes worth an estimated $3.2 million.

Cullors shared snippets from a National Public Radio documentary last week detailing the historical "racism" of the American housing market and suggesting that black homeownership — presumably including her own — was a way to "disrupt" white supremacy.

"Thank you @npr for highlighting the history of racism inside of the housing market and why Black homeownership has always been a way to disrupt white supremacy," Cullors wrote on social media, sharing a link to the documentary.

Comment: Waiting for the heart-warming stories of the families Cullors intends to house in her swanky acquisitions. She's a marxist after all:


Bullseye

Dam cracking: Wisconsin officially launches audit of 2020 election

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© AP Photo/Matt York, Pool
Maricopa County ballots cast in the 2020 general election are examined and recounted by contractors working for Florida-based company, Cyber Ninjas, Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix.
Wisconsin becomes the next state to audit the 2020 election as voters still question the legitimacy of Joe Biden's White House

Wisconsin is officially auditing the results of the 2020 Election, with the official announcement coming today according to Newsmax reporter Emerald Robinson. Robinson announced on Twitter, "The state of Wisconsin authorized an audit of the 2020 election!"

The official audit was ordered almost three months ago by Republicans in the State Legislature, according to Newsweek. The Joint Legislative Audit Committee voted to order the audit along party lines. The audit will be run by a non-partisan body.

Republicans argue that the measure is necessary to increase transparency in the highly controversial 2020 election, as well as our election system in general. Since Biden only won Wisconsin by about 20,000 votes, it is imperative to ensure that voter fraud played no role in his victory.