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If you can't beat them, ban them: Twitter no longer showing search results from well-known Russian state news agency RIA Novosti

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Twitter has shadow-banned well-known Russian news agency RIA Novosti. In practice, the move means users will no longer see the agency's tweets in the website's search results, unless they follow the media organization's account.

The removal of RIA Novosti's tweets from the search function has been called "media censorship," as the social network continues to restrict news outlets it considers to be "Russian state-affiliated." Last month, both RT and Sputnik also faced the same suppression.

"We consider such restrictions on the part of Twitter to be an act of media censorship, which is expressly prohibited by the Russian Constitution," the press service of Rossiya Segodnya, the parent company of RIA Novosti, said on Monday. "The social network does not react to our requests and does not explain its decisions."


U-Haul seen distributing shields, potential weapons to Louisville rioters rented to Holly Zoller of Soros-connected Louisville Bail Project - UDATE: Zoller arrested

Holly Zoller
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The U-Haul that began distributing riot supplies in Louisville immediately following the announcement that no officers would be charged for Breonna Taylor's death was rented to Holly Zoller of the Louisville Bail Initiative.

The pre-parked truck was loaded with shields painted with anti-police messages, umbrellas, gas masks, and other riot supplies.

Zoller confirmed it was her in a phone call from a concerned citizen who pretended to work for the rental company. You can listen to it in full here.
Uhaul reservation
A U-Haul employee leaked logs proving that Zoller was the one who rented the truck.

Comment: More from Tucker Carlson:
The rage mob doesn't care about justice, no matter what they scream. They want blood. So with the encouragement of our leaders, they unleashed violence on Louisville. They set fires and destroyed businesses. Then, to the surprise of no one, they opened fire on the police.

UPDATE 27/09/2020: Gateway Pundit on Zoller's arrest:
The driver of the U-Haul rented out to Holly Zoller of the Bail Project was arrested and the truck was taken into police custody, according to internal logs from the rental company that were leaked to the Gateway Pundit.

It was not clear if Zoller was still driving the truck when the arrest occurred, as her name is not listed in the note. A secondary person listed on the rental agreement is scheduled to be arraigned for two charges on Monday.

An internal note at 6:17 p.m. on Wednesday reads, "State Trooper called me asking for the customer's info. Name, Person was arrested and police have truck."

The pre-parked truck was loaded with shields painted with anti-police messages, umbrellas, gas masks, and other riot supplies.

Red Pill

As an adopted person, I find the Left's attacks on Amy Coney Barrett's Haitian children beyond contempt

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It was inevitable that there would be criticism of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was recently nominated to the US Supreme Court. But claiming her adopted children are shields against racism is truly abhorrent.

Back in 1985, I was adopted by a middle class family in Illinois. Four years later, that same family adopted a little girl who is biracial. One thing that I can say with absolute confidence is that there are zero things wrong with adoption.

In fact, statistics say that children who are adopted are much happier than they would have been if stuck in the original situation that they were born into. It's a wonderful thing, and there's a reason why so many communities get so excited for families who do adopt, because it is a blessing from God to be able to raise a child.

Last week, I predicted that Judge Coney Barrett would likely face a character smearing from the political Left on the announcement of her nomination to the US Supreme Court. I had a feeling that it would be dirty, and that it would be likely based around her religion (she's a devout Catholic).


Time for some NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism Research: Forget activism, here comes 'artivism' in support of BLM's marxist aims

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Protesters outside New Scotland Yard in London, as part of an anti-racism demonstration calling for Commissioner Cressida Dick to resign.
A new art exhibition opening in the UK this week is packed with so much neo-Marxist nonsense, I thought at first it must be a parody. Sadly, it's not. But it is moralising, boring, and - you guessed it - taxpayer funded.

You could be forgiven for thinking an exhibition opening in Coventry this week was a spoof, a satirical piece of work by some comedian gently taking the mickey out of today's increasingly woke art world. More's the pity, it isn't.

Advance press releases for 'Thirteen Ways of Looking' (opening on October 2) promise art by 13 artists, all discussed on the bases of identity and politics, as is expected in a British tax-funded public venue in 2020.



Mexican gov to pursue soldiers, federal police in 2014 abduction of 43 students

Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador
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Mexico's President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, center, and family members of 43 missing students from the Rural Normal School of Ayotzinapa, listen to an update to the ongoing investigations on the sixth anniversary of the students' disappearance, at the National Palace in Mexico City, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020.
Mexico has issued 25 arrest warrants for those who carried out and knew about the abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico in 2014, including for the first time members of the military and federal police, the Attorney General's Office announced Saturday.

"Those responsible for the forced disappearance of the 43 students in the south of the country are fully identified" and will be prosecuted, unlike the manipulation and cover-up that happened under the previous administration, said Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero on the sixth anniversary of their disappearance.

Omar Gómez Trejo, the prosecutor leading the case of the students from the teachers' college at Ayotzinapa in Guerrero state, said one federal police officer was already in custody.

Comment: So basically it took the outrage and demands of the abducted students' families, as well as the vacancy of corrupt leaders, for anything to be done about the abduction of almost 4 dozen students. Sad. Inexcusable. Horrible.

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Eye 2

Twitter ripped for taking no action after 'journalist' tweets Kenosha shooter Rittenhouse should be STABBED TO DEATH in prison

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© Dustin Nichols/Twitter
Conservatives have been up in arms over Twitter's failure to remove a journalist's call for teen shooter Kyle Rittenhouse to be murdered in prison, while at the same time wiping out tweets in his support.

Journalist Dustin Nichols tweeted on Saturday that Rittenhouse, who was charged with murder after shooting three people last month in Kenosha, should be stabbed to death in prison. The post elicited an avalanche of angry reaction from conservatives, while also prompting questions about Twitter censorship after the company declined to delete the tweet for 20 hours and counting.

"The real hero will be the inmate that stabs Kyle to death once he gets booked," Nichols said.

Book 2

Candace Owens' new book takes a sledgehammer to Democrats, BLM, abortionists & George Floyd - but will it achieve its goal?

Candace Owens book cover

Candace Owens 'Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation'
Blackout is a liberal sacred cow abattoir that slaughters its way through left-wing arguments about everything from police brutality to education and family values.

Candace Owens, the conservative political commentator and social media sensation, has released her first book, and it could not be timelier. The book is not subtle, as its subtitle, "how black America can make its second escape from the Democrat plantation," suggests. It is more of a sledgehammer than a stiletto in the way it deals with Democratic arguments and their framing of American history.

The tome is unapologetically partisan in favour of the Republican Party and particularly President Trump; however, even if you do not agree with Owens' conclusion that America's only option is four more years of The Donald, her analysis of the facts is very difficult to dispute.


Man breaks out of quarantine using bedsheet, later detained by police, in Auckland, New Zealand


He was swiftly taken into custody by police at the Ramada hotel in Auckland's Federal St.
A quarantined traveller has been caught trying to escape from an Auckland hotel after tying bedsheets together to scale four storeys down.

The man had been deported from Australia on September 16, and tested negative on day three and day 12 of his stay. He is on day 12 today.

The bedsheet ladder was discovered at 8.20am today by on-site security, said Air Commodore Darryn Webb, head of managed isolation and quarantine.

The man - who had been deported from Australia earlier this month - was swiftly taken into custody by police.

Comment: That one needs to break out of quarantine rather than simply choosing to leave of ones own free will reflects how the authorities now view citizens; although, worryingly, there are many, many more examples:

Arrow Down

State school board reverses support for Black Lives Matter

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The Mona Shores, Michigan, school board has rescinded its support for the Black Lives Matter movement after a resolution backing it drew the ire of many in the community.

"The intent of the [Black Lives Matter] resolution was to unify, and it was becoming divisive instead," Superintendent Bill O'Brien told MLive Tuesday after recommending the resolution be suspended. "This is not, and must not, be an issue of politics. It is an issue of human rights, including equality, inclusion, acceptance, and equity."

O'Brien said the school district will form a committee to prepare recommendations concerning race and inclusiveness that the "entire community can get behind," the MLive report said.

As Breitbart News reported, in June the Mona Shores Public Schools Board of Education, of Norton Shores, voted to approve the resolution that states its community is
"a primarily white school district" that "occurred as a result of endemic racist housing policies, restrictive covenants, and intentional urban planning that prevented people of color from even entering white spaces in response to a nationwide movement" that "has arisen to assert that Black Lives Matter.

"Mona Shores Public Schools seeks to address institutionalized racism in our schools and community. The killing of unarmed Black men and women has left young people searching for answers to incredibly complicated and infuriating questions."


New poll indicates 15 point swing: Most Americans now hostile to Black Lives Matter, a losing election issue

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A new Associated Press poll finds that there has been a massive 15 point swing and that most Americans are now hostile to Black Lives Matter protests.
"The poll from The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research finds that 44% of Americans disapprove of protests in response to police violence against Black Americans, while 39% approve. In June, 54% approved. The new survey was conducted Sept. 11-14, before Wednesday's announcement that a lone Louisville police officer would be charged in the Taylor case, but not for her actual death."
The figures are also interesting when broken down along racial lines.

Just 35% of white Americans approve of the protests, down from 53% back in June. Just Latinos, 31% approve, compared with 44% in June.

Support for BLM amongst African-Americans has also dropped from 81% to 63%.