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The Grey Lady backs down: NYT retracts false claim that satire site The Babylon Bee publishes 'far-right misinformation'

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Satirical site The Babylon Bee took on The New York Times and won. Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon asked for a correction, and they got it.

Satire site The Babylon Bee took on The New York Times and won. Censored by Facebook back in March, The Babylon Bee became the subject of a Times story in which the Grey Lady claimed that the Bee was an example of a "far-right misinformation site" that "sometimes trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire."

Babylon Bee CEO Seth Dillon asked for a retraction, and they got it. Dillon posted to Twitter that the Times had responded to the letter and actually removed the defamatory statements from the article.


Red Flag

The real reasons why California leftists are terrified of the AR-15

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This past week a US District judge in California struck down the state's 30 year ban on high capacity semi-automatic rifles which leftists label "assault weapons". The judge called the ban unconstitutional (which it is). In response, the progressive media has lost their collective minds, screeching in horror at the idea of AR-15 rifles being legal within the borders of their carefully manicured socialist Utopia state. Their most commonly expressed reaction seems to be fear.

Fear is rarely a rational thing. When someone operates based on fear they tend to make terrible decisions and support oppressive causes and laws. Fear leads to an obsession with control. Fearful people also tend to look for large mobs of other terrified people so they can feel safe and secure and anonymous. They want to be able to act impulsively on their fears without having to face consequences for it later.

Leftists are driven primarily by two factors: Narcissism, and yes, fear. I've discussed their narcissism at great length in past articles; now I think we should delve into their fear.

The most common leftist retort to the question "Why are you so afraid of the AR-15?" will usually be a snort of indignant disbelief followed by the words: "Because it's a military weapon designed to kill a lot of people quickly...idiot!"

But this is not an argument, it is an expression of irrational fear. Why are they, as individuals, afraid of the AR-15? What are the chances that they will EVER be faced with a person intent on killing them with an AR-15? And, why do they believe that disarming innocent law abiding Americans will somehow save them from their paranoia?

Quenelle - Golden

Houston Nurses protest after losing their jobs for refusing COVID-19 shots

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More than a hundred hospital employees and supporters gathered in protest of the firing of employees who reject COVID-19 shots.

On Monday afternoon, employees of the Houston Methodist hospital system were joined by supporters from around the Houston area as they were suspended without pay for saying no to COVID-19 injections. The employees are now suing Houston Methodist in an effort to fight against COVID19 mandates.

The Houston Methodist hospital operates eight hospitals with more than 26,000 employees. On March 31, Methodist CEO Dr. Marc Boom announced that the shots - which have not received approval by the US Food and Drug Administration - would be mandatory for all employees. Houston Methodist hospital employees were told to take the shots by June 7th or lose their jobs. Methodist also required hospital managers to have at least one COVID shot by April 15th. Those who chose not to receive the treatments by Monday now have 2 final weeks before they will officially be fired.

"Mandating the vaccine was not a decision we made lightly. ... Because science has proven that the Covid-19 vaccines are not only safe, but extremely effective, it became an easier decision to make," Boom wrote in a letter to staff in April.

Comment: No. Mandating the unproven and very arguably unsafe vaccines for his employees was an easier decision to make because Boom is a know-nothing bureaucrat who was probably "incentivized" to do so.

Despite reassurances from Boom, 117 employees filed suit against Houston Methodist for "forcing its employees to be human 'guinea pigs' as a condition for continued employment" by requiring an experimental treatment which has only been authorized for emergency use.


Terror charges laid against man accused in London attack against Muslim family

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Prosecutors say the attack against a Muslim family in southwestern Ontario that left four dead and one injured was an act of terrorism.

Twenty-year-old Nathaniel Veltman had been charged with four counts of first-degree murder and one count of attempted murder in the June 6 incident in London, Ont.

Federal Crown Sarah Shaikh says prosecutors have now received consent from the country's attorney general to go ahead with terrorism proceedings.

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Supreme Court rejects retroactive sentence reductions for small amounts of crack cocaine

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A general view of the Supreme Court on June 1, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
The Supreme Court ruled against a Florida man who sought to have his sentence for a low-level drug crime reduced, holding that a bipartisan push in Congress in 2018 to ease such punishments didn't address his circumstances.

Though the question in the case was narrow, it arrived as bipartisan majorities in Congress have sought to rethink long sentences for relatively small amounts of drugs. And it sparked a heated debate between one of the high court's leading conservative voices and one of its leading liberals over the history of drug sentencing and whether Congress should "right this injustice" - despite the fact that all nine justices agreed on the outcome in the case.

Associate Justice Clarence Thomas wrote the opinion for the court. Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote a concurring opinion in which she agreed with most of the court's reasoning but described the outcome as "no small injustice" and encouraged Congress to change the law to address similar situations.

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Former NSA translator Reality Winner jailed for leaking classified intel to be released from prison

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Former National Security Agency translator Reality Winter, who was jailed for leaking classified intelligence, will be released early from prison. The news was announced on Twitter on Monday by her attorney, who spoke also spoke with Newsweek.

The attorney, Alison Grinter Allen, tweeted that Reality Winner "is still in custody in the residential reentry process, but we are relieved and hopeful."

"Her release is not a product of the pardon or compassionate release process, but rather the time earned from exemplary behavior while incarcerated," the statement continued.

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Americans find another point of polarization as poll shows 79% of Democrats support employers forcing workers to get Covid-19 jabs

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Americans find another point of polarization as poll shows 79% of Democrats support employers forcing workers to get Covid-19 jabs
Protests against mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations at Indiana University, June 10, 2021
A new poll shows that Democrats and Republicans are just about as divided on an employee's right to choose whether to get vaccinated against Covid-19 as they are on a woman's right to choose whether to abort her unborn child.

Nearly 80% of Democrats agreed that employers should be able to force their workers to get Covid-19 shots, according to a CBS News-YouGov poll released on Sunday. In contrast, only 39% of Republicans approved of giving businesses such authority over their employees' medical choices. The overall response was 56%-44% in favor of forced jabs.

Supporters of the two major parties are more split on vaccine choice than on Covid-19 inoculation in general. While 95% of Democrats have already been vaccinated or are at least considering it, 71% of Republicans are on board or thinking about taking the jab, the poll showed.

That result suggests some improvement in vaccine acceptance in the past two months. A Monmouth University poll released in mid-April indicated that 43% of Republicans don't intend to get vaccinated against the virus. In the CBS News-YouGov survey, 29% of Republicans said they had ruled out the shots. Overall, only 18% of respondents said they won't get vaccinated, while 71% said they had either already gotten a jab or planned to do so. The other 11% were undecided.

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Eye 1

The Finders: CIA ties to child sex cult obscured as coverage goes from sensationalism to silence

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In February 1987, an anonymous phone tip was called into the Tallahassee police department reporting that six children were dirty, hungry, and acting like animals in the custody of two well-dressed men in a Tallahassee, Florida park. That phone call would kick off the Finders scandal: a series of events and multiple investigations even more bizarre than the initial report.

The trail would ultimately lead to allegations of a cult involved in ritual abuse, an international child-trafficking ring, evidence of child abuse confirmed and later denied, and ties with the CIA, which was alleged to have interfered in the case. No one was ever prosecuted in the wake of the initial 1987 investigation or a 1993 inquiry into the allegations of CIA involvement: official denials were maintained, and authorities stated that no evidence of criminal activity was ever found. However, documents that have emerged over time beg significant questions as to the validity of the official narrative.

In contrast with other historical human trafficking rings covered in the independent press, including those I have previously discussed, the Finders scandal presents as something of a phantom. This is in consequence of the lack of adult victims who have come forward, an absence of hard evidence viewable to the public, and an absence of extensive trials or convictions. Further impeding the willingness of most journalists to cover such a story were claims of ritualistic abuse that were hyped by corporate media at the time of the incident, as well as allegations of a CIA-led coverup that were less widely recognized by the legacy press.


South Korea's Office of Supreme Prosecutors raided as part of Sewol ferry disaster probe

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This June 14, 2021, photo shows the entrance of the National Digital Forensic Center of the Supreme Prosecutors Office in southern Seoul.
A special counsel team investigating the 2014 Sewol ferry disaster raided the Supreme Prosecutors Office (SPO) Monday over allegations that evidence related to the ferry sinking has been forged.

The office of Special Prosecutor Lee Hyun-joo said the team was searching the server of SPO's digital evidence management system to seize evidence related to the incident, including footage of the collection of a digital video recorder that had closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage from the Sewol ferry stored on it.

Suspicion that the Sewol ferry's CCTV records may have been manipulated was first raised by the Special Commission on Social Disaster Investigation in 2019. The commission claimed that roughly one hour of footage is missing.

Arrow Down

Baltimore's attempted crime crackdown failing, even after businesses threatened to stop paying taxes

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Bullets fired in Baltimore's Fells Point neighborhood on Saturday suggest the city's attempted crime crackdown amid a threatened tax revolt by businesses is off to a shaky start, regardless of how the gunfire might be euphemized.

Baltimore police told local media outlet WBAL Radio that they're investigating an overnight "discharging," not shooting, in Fells Point. The discharging, as it turns out, came from a gun or guns, and the bullets damaged several vehicles. A man sitting in one of the vehicles suffered a laceration to the head, perhaps when the discharging broke a window in his car.