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'Journalist Of The Year' tries to publicly shame kid for wearing Kansas City Chiefs headdress

Carron J. Phillip
A journalist tried to publicly shame a Kansas City Chiefs child fan after the kid wore a native headdress and painted his face black and red for the game.

Carron J. Phillips wrote an entire article for Deadspin complaining about how the NFL needs to "speak out" against the boy, who looked to be about 9 or 10-years-old.

He falsely accused the child of displaying "black face," using an image that hid the other side of the fan's face, which was painted red.

When he was called out on it, Phillips doubled down, claiming that half his face being painted red "made it worse," despite the fact that red and black are literally the colors of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Pocket Knife

"We're here to stab white people": The deadly attack on a French village party that the media didn't tell you about


Thomas Perrotto
The knife attack on a village ball in Crépol in the south of France which took the life of 16-year-old Thomas Perrotto and left two other partygoers in critical condition last weekend has been described as a "terror attack" (attentat) by attendees. The incident has been commonly described as a "brawl" (rixe) in French mainstream media, with the implication that it was sparked by some prior dispute. But attendees and their families adamantly reject this description, insisting on the fact that the assailants - teenagers and young adults like their victims - came armed and presumably with the intention of using their weapons.

The French regional newspaper the Dauphiné Libéré visited Crépol the day after the attack to talk with some 20 youngsters, aged 16 to 18, who witnessed the attack. Some of them were accompanied by their mothers. "Some media are saying that it was a brawl or payback," one mother told the newspaper. "That's not true! We can't let them say that!"

The Dauphiné article provides the account of one young partygoer who was himself wounded in the attack:
"We were having fun, we were with friends, having a good time together, and towards the end [of the ball], some people turned up. I heard there was a ruckus outside, people were crowded together. I went out and I was stabbed with a knife in the shoulder and in the back. I saw my friend Thomas get stabbed, I got scared and went back into the ballroom. I saw another friend of mine get stabbed in the back, I put pressure on his wound to make a tourniquet. His kidney was hit. It was horrifying. For me, it was clearly a terror attack [attentat]. The assailants said: 'We're here to stab white people.'"

Car Black

Ukrainian troops using '50-year-old Ladas' - Bild

© 4 News
Lada vs Tank
Locals from 'People's Republic of Donetsk block Ukrainian soldiers heading to Slaviansk
Kiev should have never started the summer counteroffensive demanded by its Western backers, one soldier told German reporters...

Ukrainian troops have to use fifty-year-old Soviet civilian off-road cars named 'Lada' to get to the frontlines, German tabloid Bild reported on Monday, citing several soldiers and officers. The sources told the outlet of "huge problems" ranging from inadequate command to a severe lack of essential military equipment and supplies.

The soldiers cited an acute shortage of armored troop carriers and military off-road vehicles, necessitating a dependence on self-financed civilian vehicles for military transport.

"In a car repair shop, we pay for everything out of our own pocket," one soldier said.

Kiev's forces also suffer from the lack of reconnaissance and strike drones, which they also have to purchase themselves or get from various aid organizations and private donors. Some units have to rely on custom-built unmanned aerial vehicles outfitted with parts made on 3D-printers, one of Bild's sources reported.

"We also pay rent for the houses we sleep in, and for food. That makes you angry," one of the soldiers said, adding that, while Russia "invests everything" in its forces, their Ukrainian counterparts have to rely largely on themselves.

Comment: There is no upside to these pathetic circumstances - no relief, hope nor rescue. Past time to end it? It should never have begun.

Bad Guys

'Malfunction' temporarily shuts down phone lines of Israel's emergency services

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MDA ambulance and medics (illustrative).
Phone lines for essential services in Israel, such as Magen David Adom (MDA), police, Hatzalah, and the Fire Department, were down for over an hour amid a malfunction initially feared to be a potential cyberattack, Israeli media reports.

Comment: Could it be that it was a cyber attack that the authorities later chose to cover up?

The Bezeq Electric company stated that "following the company's initiated night work, a malfunction occurred in all Bezeq lines. The company's engineers are working to restore all services to full operation."

Comment: Notably, similar incidents were reported in the UK, and US, also this year: Other significant and disruptive cyber attacks of late: See also: Israeli firm boasts it can hack all iPhones, Android and Flagship Samsungs


Network of Ukrainian-run drug labs busted in Russia

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© Russia's Interior Ministry
Russian police have busted a major network of drug laboratories in Moscow and several other regions of the country, the Interior Ministry has said. The illegal activity was supervised from Ukraine, it added.

Officers have so far detained 21 suspects, including 12 Ukrainian nationals, as part of the case, the ministry's spokeswoman, Irina Vovk, announced on Tuesday.

"It has been established that over the past few years a whole network of drug laboratories was created by perpetrators in the Moscow, Pskov and Ryazan regions," she said.

According to Vovk, the laboratories produced mephedrone, a synthetic stimulant drug of the amphetamine and cathinone classes. Almost 1.5 tons of the drug and some 35 tons of components to make it were seized, the spokeswoman said.


Czech Republic buying Russian gas again, EU remains one of Moscow's biggest customers

russia gas pipeline
© AP
The EU still cannot agree on the introduction of sanctions against Russian gas.
Russian gas has started flowing again into the Czech Republic, an EU member country.

This was reported by the Czech Minister of Industry and Trade, Josef Sikela, as written by "Novinky."

The Czech Minister wrote on their page on X network that in October, some traders began importing Russian gas into the Czech Republic. Out of the total supply volume from January to the end of October this year, Russian gas amounted to 79.6 million cubic meters, or 1.2 percent.

Comment: The West never really stopped buying Russian energy products, because it never did find an alternative provider, and, instead, it just pays more for the products through intermediaries.

Last year a number of major EU nations narrowly escaped rolling blackouts thanks to a mild winter, however, what with what are currently unseasonably cold weather conditions across Europe, and before winter has even started, it seems that these sanction-busting purchases are likely to increase even further: Meanwhile former NATO stooge and current Czech President - and consumer of Russian gas - had this to say about the West's proxy-war against Russia:
The West has not kept its promises of military support for Ukraine, said Czech President Petr Pavel. In an interview with the Corriere della Sera newspaper, he noted that the level of supplies of weapons and equipment was insufficient. "We have not fulfilled our promises to supply Ukrainians with artillery ammunition, and pilot training for the F-16 is not progressing as quickly as we would like." The President of the Czech Republic added that this situation is "not very favorable" for the continuation of the "offensive" of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.

No Entry

Irish rebellion against Directed Mass Migration: Leitrim locals set up roadblocks to prevent government transporting migrants into rural community

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© Donal Hackett
Locals gather outside the Abbey Manor Hotel in Dromahair, Leitrim, where the government planned to send an additional 155 recently-arrived migrants. Having been ignored by the state and police for years, the small rural community has decided to take matters into its own hands...
Road checkpoints were established by protestors in a Leitrim village on Friday to prevent rumoured asylum seekers from arriving.

Protests have been held in Dromahair in recent days over the proposed housing of international protection applicants in the town.

The protests, organised by a group known as Dromahair Concerned Citizens, have been held outside the Abbey Manor Hotel in the village.

On Friday, following rumours that a bus with asylum seekers was due to arrive in the village, a series of checkpoints was established on the roads surrounding the town.

It's understood that there were a total of three checkpoints set up in the village, with protestors stopping cars entering the village during the evening.

However, no bus arrived there on Friday, as the Department of Integration continues to assess the hotel for use to house asylum seekers.

Comment: So, it's not just "a tiny fringe of far-right thugs in inner city Dublin" then, is it?

Bad Guys

More sabotage? Huge explosion at tank engine manufacturer in Russia

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The huge explosion at the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant lit up the night sky late on Sunday
A major explosion and fire has torn through a Russian factory which makes engines for Vladimir Putin's tanks and armoured vehicles.

Dramatic footage shows the moment the Chelyabinsk Tractor Plant, which is in the Ural mountains close to the border with Kazakhstan, goes up in flames.

Locals reported a powerful 'explosion', and footage taken by passersby shows a fireball rising high into the sky as the factory burns.

The precise cause of the inferno is not yet known, although key Russian installations have repeatedly been hit by sabotage or kamikaze drone attacks.

Comment: Whilst, indeed, not every incident that occurs will be sabotage, there have been enough in the last 2 years that even Wikipedia has a page listing what seems to be at least 100 similarly suspect incidents Russian mystery fires (2022-present): Explosion derails train carrying fertilizer near Moscow, sabotage attack by Ukraine suspected (November 2023).

Furthermore, the sheer scale and sophistication involved points to this being more than just the work of the Kiev-junta, and instead it likely involves substantial efforts from actors within the Western establishment.

Notably, there appears to have been an increase in suspicious fires and explosions in the West, too, although it seems unlikely that this is retaliatory action, and instead is likely linked to those same deep state factions pushing the depopulation agenda: Explosion and fire at major food processing & biofuel plant in US (September 2023)

Posted below are some more examples from Twitter of other recent suspect fires and explosions in just the last month.

Yellow Vest

Ireland and the fury of the cancelled

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© Twitter
Cars burn in Dublin November 23rd, 2023 after five people,including three children, were stabbed near a school.
Last night's chaos in Dublin was a morbid symptom of Europe's decaying technocracy.

So they're lunatics. The protesters, rioters and looters who hit the streets of Dublin last night are 'people who are severely mentally ill', which is how my dictionary defines a lunatic. That's according to Garda commissioner Drew Harris. The violent mob that rocked Dublin yesterday in response to the mass stabbing of four people, including three kids, are a 'complete lunatic hooligan faction driven by far-right ideology', Ireland's top cop raged on TV. Stop your Googling, park your analysis, we now know why hundreds descended on central Dublin - because they're madmen and fascists.

It is striking how swiftly this thin explanation for the worst street violence in Dublin in years was embraced as gospel by Ireland's chattering class. The kind of Trinity-educated know-alls who have no doubt had HR training on why words like lunatic are outdated and offensive nodded along as the chief of police damned a mostly poor crowd as lunatics. Dublin's Sally Rooney-reading Gen Z radicals who probably agree with the writers who said the BLM looting in the US was a valiant stab at 'the heart of property, of whiteness and of the police' took to X to wail about the looting on their beloved O'Connell Street. It seems rioting in response to the police killing of an African-American is fine, but rioting in response to a knife attack on three Irish schoolkids is literal derangement.


Palestine is the genocide that we as Jewish people can halt

© Joe Gill/Middle East Eye
Protest in solidarity with Palestinians • Brighton Rail Station, UK
We cannot allow the moral soul of Judaism to perish with our collective silence on Israel's genocidal war on Palestinians in Gaza...

I sit down to write this - a love letter for my treasured Jewish people - as a genocide unfolds on my screen.

This letter pours from my heart to yours. It is a call to action to rise in solidarity with Palestine. I have such deep tenderness for us, our history, and the proud traditions we have preserved through centuries of unspeakable injustice.

Like some of you, I grew up attending synagogue in a progressive American Jewish community. Celebrating and supporting Israel was part of what it meant to be culturally and religiously Jewish. When I first came to understand what was actually happening in the occupied Palestinian territories, I was 18 and enrolled in my first year of college. A Jewish peer told me about the abuse Israel commits in our name.

I'm not proud to admit that the fact she was Jewish is likely the only reason I listened: I was taught by my community that only Jewish people can truly understand how important Israel is for our safety and wellbeing. Looking back, I wish I had believed Palestinians sooner.

Palestinians are the authorities on their own freedom struggle. But the indoctrination and fear instilled in me as a Jewish child was too strong to overcome, until the bubble of Zionism burst.

Comment: Realizations of a Jewish American in today's Israel - a message of betrayal and heart.