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'Save Pear from Apple': Small app developer battles IT giant to keep its fruit logo

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The developers of a meal planning app, which has a pear as its logo, say Apple has taken them to court over it, but the five-man team is reluctant to give in to the corporation.

The people behind Prepear software have launched a petition on Change.org, asking Apple to drop its lawsuit which calls on them to change their pear-shaped logo.

The Cupertino-based corporation claims that Prepear's emblem, which it described as "a minimalistic fruit style with a proper-angled leaf," confuses buyers into thinking that the app is affiliated with Apple.The logo "quickly calls to thoughts Apple's popular Apple Symbol and produces a very similar commercial effect," it stated.

However, the Prepear team said that they have "clearly done nothing wrong," insisting that their logo is completely different from the famous 'bitten apple.'


'I am a product of a child molester; do I deserve to be loved?' RT speaks to victims of horrific Berlin pedophile abuse scandal

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When a famed sex educator convinced Berlin authorities to house young orphans with known pedophiles, the bizarre scheme led to shocking abuses. Two of his victims spoke to RT in a revealing new documentary.

Dr. Helmut Kentler was a star amid the loosening of sexual morals that started in the 60s. A psychologist and sex educator, he lived as an openly gay man and would even by today's standards be seen as a progressive. He set up his Pedagogical Center in Berlin to spread his ideas, and this center would eventually be tasked by the city's senate with placing vulnerable children into care.

Kentler, in a shocking move that was supported by Berlin's left-wing senate of the early 1970s, decided to house these boys with known pedophiles, well aware that these predators would have sex with them. That didn't bother Kentler, who argues as recently as 1999 that pedophilia "can have a very positive effect on a boy's personality development." In a parliamentary hearing in 1981, he claimed that pedophiles made for great foster fathers, as they "fell in love with" the boys. The practice was allowed to continue until 2003.


Gunmen kill six French tourists, their driver and guide in Niger

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The Niger River in Niamey, Niger.
Gunmen on motorcycles killed six French tourists and a Nigerien tour guide and driver in Niger on Sunday, AFP reported, citing a local governor.

The attackers struck in the West African country's Kouré area, the agency quoted the governor of Tillaberi, Tidjani Ibrahim Katiella, as saying.

The French foreign ministry said "checks are underway" into the reports of the attack. There was no immediate comment from the government in Niger.


Widespread looting reported in Chicago after police-involved shooting

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Video emerged online purporting to show widespread looting and police clashes in Chicago early Monday in response to a police-involved shooting Sunday that wounded a suspect in his late teens or early 20s.

Fox 32 Chicago reported that the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in the city's Englewood neighborhood. A crowd emerged that faced off against the police and eventually began hurling things at the officers. Police told the Chicago Tribune that someone spread the unfounded rumor that it was a child who was hit.

A police officer told the station that an officer sustained a shoulder injury in the confrontation and one of the police cars had its windows broken. The tension carried on into the night.

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Why is the BBC promoting identity politics?

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It is supposed to bring us together. But it has embraced a divisive agenda.

While the identity-obsessed left peddles its white-privilege theories, white working-class boys languish at the bottom of the academic pile. The evidence is clear, available for all to see on Gov.uk — white working-class boys are the most consistently disadvantaged social group in our country, after gypsies, and nobody in the mainstream media is willing to fight their corner.

For the BBC to be further perpetuating the critical race theory myth of 'white privilege' adds insult to injury. To suggest 'privilege' is primarily based on skin colour is overly simplistic and, frankly, somewhat racist. That's precisely what the BBC commissioned John Amaechi to say on its educational outlet, BBC Bitesize, last week. Worse, when called out by Andrew Neil on Twitter, John Amaechi acted as if his words were not his opinions after all, but indisputable facts.

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More Americans are relinquishing their US citizenship than ever before

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A US flag flies next to a statue of former US President Bill Clinton at a boulevard named after him in Pristina on June 23, 2020.
Amid the growing number of concerns in the United States, a new trend has surfaced in the country. According to a new research published on August 9, a record number of people are now giving up US citizenship.

In the first half of 2020, over 5,800 gave up their citizenship of the US, as compared to the 2,072 Americans who gave it up in all of 2019, as per data from Bambridge Accountants.

Comment: Is it really the "mishandling of the coronavirus" and a hatred of Trump that's driving people out of the US. Or could it be the widespread rioting (unacknowledged by the mainstream media), threats of a civil war, possible mandatory vaccination, dictatorial lockdown measures with virulent citizen enforcers and the rise of the police state?

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How did three Marxist-inspired women who began BLM dupe the entire country?

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Patrisse Cullors, left, Opal Tometi, center, and Alicia Garza are the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement.
As riots and protests have continued to unfold around the country following the custodial death of George Floyd, the Black Lives Matter movement has taken center stage.

Yet as their popularity grows, I've continued to wonder; How did three Marxist-inspired women who began the BLM movement dupe the entire country?

BLM has become many things to different people. Spirited debates occur between police officers within the same ranks as well as family members and social networks involving cops and the community. Nevertheless, one thing is relatively certain, if you take a public position contrary to the movement, you'll likely be branded a racist.

While pockets of injustice should always be addressed and remedied, have you also wondered how a movement created by radicals spreading disinformation and outright lies have duped an entire country? Moreover, how did it become an enormously powerful entity with political clout that is able to clobber anyone who dares to speak truth regarding its' origin and their ultimate objectives?

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Invasion of the New Normals

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They're here! No, not the pod people from Invasion of the Body Snatchers. We're not being colonized by giant alien fruit. I'm afraid it is a little more serious than that. People's minds are being taken over by a much more destructive and less otherworldly force ... a force that transforms them overnight into aggressively paranoid, order-following, propaganda-parroting totalitarians.

You know the people I'm talking about. Some of them are probably your friends and family, people you have known for years, and who had always seemed completely rational, but who are now convinced that we need to radically alter the fabric of human society to protect ourselves from a virus that causes mild to moderate flu-like symptoms (or absolutely no symptoms at all) in over 95% of those infected, and that over 99.6% survive, which, it goes without saying, is totally insane.

I've been calling them "corona-totalitarians," but I'm going to call them the "New Normals" from now on, as that more accurately evokes the pathologized-totalitarian ideology they are systematically spreading. At this point, I think it is important to do that, because, clearly, their ideological program has nothing to do with any actual virus, or any other actual public health threat. As is glaringly obvious to anyone whose mind has not been taken over yet, the "apocalyptic coronavirus pandemic" was always just a Trojan horse, a means of introducing the "New Normal," which they've been doing since the very beginning.

Bizarro Earth

The summer of Covid-19 - Things going by

If this (first?) summer of Covid-19 has revealed anything about the current version of civilization, it's the profound exhaustion of a culture reduced to going through the motions of its once-vital activities. A lot of things that we hope will come back are probably gone forever in the form we knew them, though they will eventually return in another configuration, reduced in scale, but perhaps finer in quality.

I miss baseball horribly, and its sad, half-assed attempt to present a rump season with no live bodies in the seats only amplifies the loss. But then, I haven't gone to a stadium in twenty years, and I certainly won't pay a hundred bucks or more to sit in Fenway Park. I used to go to night games there all the time when I was a starving bohemian writing for the Boston hippie newspapers back in 1972. You could get a decent field-level seat behind first base for five bucks. When I was a kid in Manhattan in 1960, a bleacher seat in the old Yankee Stadium was a quarter (plus 30 cents round-trip on the IRT subway).


Picnics and celebrity weddings are the latest to be added to the ever-growing list of things that are racist. Pass the sick bucket

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According to disingenuous race hustlers the simple act of eating outdoors is evocative of lynching and Ryan Reynolds getting married at a old plantation glamorises slavery. How is anyone taking this nonsense seriously?

Picnics are the latest activity to have the shadow of racism cast across them by the perpetually offended, who must devote inordinate amounts of their waking hours searching for new "outrages" to be outraged about.

The theory behind why the simple act of eating outdoors may be an act of white supremacy apparently stems from the fact that terrible people in old Dixie sometimes had picnics at lynchings.

According to Treva Lindsey, an associate professor of women's studies at Ohio State University, "The word, picnic, carries with it the memory that there was a time when white folks gathered to eat outside, burning black flesh would be on the menu."