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NYC mayor bans 'large events' through end of September - except BLM protests

Mayor Bill de Blasio
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a public memorial in Brooklyn, June 4, 2020
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has banned all large public events for the next three months, citing the Covid-19 pandemic - only to make a belated exception for Black Lives Matter rallies, incensing Americans far outside the city.

Fresh from painting a giant "Black Lives Matter" mural on Fifth Avenue in front of Trump Tower, the mayor took to CNN to expand on his office's order to cancel all large gatherings through September 30 on Thursday. But when host Wolf Blitzer asked him about "protests," de Blasio couldn't resist taking the day's pandering even further.

"We understand, at this moment in history, people are talking about the need for historic changes... this is a historic moment of change," de Blasio said redundantly, even while consigning outdoor concerts and parades to the distant future. No public gatherings larger than a city block will be granted a permit, the mayor announced in a statement published to his administration's website earlier on Thursday.

However, he appeared to draw a clear distinction between "the kind of gatherings we're used to, the parades, the fairs," which "we just can't have that while we're focusing on health right now" - and "recognizing the power and the meaning of the message Black Lives Matter, which we did in front of Trump Tower today."

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New trend on social media sees black gangs beating Irish children and forcing them to pose for pictures with them after the beating

Irish Drill TV
A worrying new trend is spreading on social media page with many saying that an Instagram page called 'Irish Drill TV' us showing gangs of black youths attack Irish teenagers and then force them to pose for pictures with them..

The page promotes drill rap, which originated in Chicago and is a subgenre of rap that is particularly dark and violent.

The thuggery is similar to a phenomenon which was common in the United States in the last few years where black youths would randomly punch white people, often targeting women, elderly people or children in what was referred to as the "knockout game".

The so-called "knockout game" was promoted on social media sites and tragically resulted in some individuals suffering brain damage and even a number of deaths.

In recent months with the rise in popularity of Drill rap and since the Black Lives Matter riots in the US gangs of black youths in Ireland have been increasingly involved in attacks on Irish teenagers with disturbing footage circulating online of these brutal incidents.

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Epstein's 'pimp' Ghislaine Maxwell files demand to be released on bail as US files new indictment

Ghislaine Maxwell
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Ghislaine Maxwell speaks at the Arctic Circle Forum in Reykjavik, Iceland October 2013
The British socialite and long-time friend and lover of the late financier was arrested on 2 July, and faces accusations of helping Epstein find and groom young girls for sex trafficking and abuse.

Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite and alleged accomplice of deceased financier and sex trafficker Jeffery Epstein, has opposed the US prosecutor's request to keep her detained, demanding to be released on bail instead, the court filing shows. Authorities earlier argued she used her abundant property to evade law enforcement before her arrest earlier in July.

US prosecutors, in turn, filed a superseding indictment against the socialite, which includes six criminal counts for her alleged involvement in Epstein's sexual exploitation network.

Eye 2

Here's a conspiracy FACT: Soros-funded prosecutors let rioters go but declare not agreeing with Black Lives Matter is a 'hate crime'

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George Soros (L); Woman painting over BLM slogan threatened with 'hate crime' charge
Democrats and the US mainstream media have insisted that tales of George Soros' malign influence on US politics are conservative conspiracies. Americans targeted by prosecutors whose elections he financed can testify otherwise.

Take the case of two Californians who are facing 'hate crime' charges for painting over a Black Lives Matter mural outside the Contra Costa County courthouse during the Independence Day weekend.

Nichole Anderson and David Nelson are being prosecuted by District Attorney Diana Becton, who described BLM as "an important civil rights cause that deserves all of our attention," (emphasis added) and insisted that "we must address the root and byproduct of systemic racism in our country."

Comment: Under the radar, George Soros has been quietly buying himself elected prosecutors all over the US.

Ornament - Blue

Hagia Sophia to become mosque again after Turkey's state council annuls 1934 ruling

hagia sophia
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Last year, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that Hagia Sophia, formerly the Church of the Holy Wisdom, which used to be an Orthodox Christian cathedral before becoming a mosque and then a museum, could become a mosque again, with free admission.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan confirmed on Friday that he has signed a decree converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque.

"It has been decided to delegate control over Hagia Sophia to Diyanet [Directorate of Religious Affairs] and open it for prayers," the decree that Erdogan posted on Twitter read.

Erdogan's decree has been read off in the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and met with applause.


BJP leader, his father and brother shot dead in Kashmir, cops arrest his security guards

Sheikh Waseem Bari,  Kashmiri local BJP leader
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Three people including a BJP leader has been killed in a fresh terror attack in Kashmir’s Bandipora.
Sheikh Waseem Bari, a local BJP leader and two members of his family were shot dead by suspected terrorists in Kashmir's Bandipore district late on Wednesday evening. Sheikh Waseem Bari was a former president of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Bandipora district, 60 km north of Srinagar.

Sheikh Waseem Bari's father Basheer Ahmad and brother Umar were also killed in the attack that took place at his shop in Bandipore, said police.

Inspector general of police Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that Bari,his father and brother received critical injuries in the gunfire opened by terrorists at his shop. All three were rushed to the hospital but were declared brought dead, Kumar said.


'All who don't kowtow to BLM must be destroyed': The new Inquisition wants to dismantle the America we know

black lives matter blm street painting new york
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People gather around the newly painted "Black Lives Matter" mural along 5th Avenue outside Trump Tower in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., July 9, 2020
The real purpose of Black Lives Matter has become apparent. They are not a social movement about racial equality, but rather a secular, fundamentalist dogma devoted to subjugation and destruction.

Recently, in a conversation with a lady friend at my apartment, we began to discuss political bits and to have a bit of playful debate. During the course of the discussion, we ended up on the issues of awful policing and race. Though we had some common ground when it came to the need for more police transparency and more focus on constitutional respect, we disagreed on Black Lives Matter. Specifically when it came to my bringing up many of my recent articles, discussing the pressure they put on artists.

Though I've discussed the "trained Marxists" of Black Lives Matter and how their tactics may lead to Donald Trump's re-election, there hasn't been much discussion about what makes the movement tick. Specifically what its members are all really about and how they ignore issues that affect the black community. They place blame at the feet of people that aren't even related to current issues either, instead deflecting to a completely different "big bad" as if they're living in Alabama circa 1950.


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Notre Dame Cathedral to be rebuilt without modern touches

Notre Dame Cathedral
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A crane stands by Notre Dame Cathedral, Friday, July 10, 2020 in Paris. Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year's devastating fire.
Notre Dame Cathedral will be rebuilt just the way it stood before last year's devastating fire.

No swimming pool or organic garden on the roof of the medieval Paris monument, or contemporary glass spire, or other modern twists. And to stay historically accurate, it will again be built with potentially toxic lead.

That's the verdict reached by French President Emmanuel Macron, the cathedral's present-day architects and the general in charge of the colossal reconstruction project for one of the world's most treasured landmarks.


Country band Lady A, formerly Lady Antebellum, sues blues singer Lady A

Lady Antebellum, Lady A
In June, the band formerly known as Lady Antebellum announced it would change its name to Lady A to remove any association with slavery. But weeks after appearing to reach an agreement with Seattle-based blues singer Anita White, who has been using the same name for more than a decade, the country group announced on Wednesday it is suing her.

"Today we are sad to share that our sincere hope to join together with Anita White in unity and common purpose has ended," the band members of Lady A said in a statement to CBS News. "She and her team have demanded a $10 million payment, so reluctantly we have come to the conclusion that we need to ask a court to affirm our right to continue to use the name Lady A, a trademark we have held for many years."

Band members Hillary Scott, Charles Kelley, and David Haywood decided to sue after "White's attempt to enforce purported trademark rights in a mark that Plaintiffs have held for more than a decade," according to the lawsuit. The band is not seeking monetary damages, the lawsuit said.


Star of David

Liberal Zionists make arguments that echo white nationalists— 'There is no equality between us and the Palestinians'

Merav Michaeli israel journalist

Merav Michaeli is an Israeli journalist
One good thing about Israel's annexation push is the crisis in the Israel lobby. Powerful rightwing Jewish groups that are holding the bag for Netanyahu have been exposed as moral dimwits. AIPAC and the American Jewish Committee are in freefall right now because their only response to events is, Stand by Israel.

While liberal Zionists can brag that they have seized the moment and have seemed to slow Israel's plans.

But hold on. As I listen to liberal Zionist arguments against annexation, it is stunning how many of them are ethno-nationalist, or even Jewish supremacist. Jews and Palestinians aren't equal. We Jews need a strong majority. You'd think that the liberal Zionist groups might be a little ashamed of offering space to such arguments, but no — they charge right in.

Many of these arguments are from Israeli Jews. Israel is a rightwing society. So if you're a liberal Zionist group that defers to Israeli speakers because they live there — well, you've got a problem!

Comment: Adam Horowitz had a few more things to say: