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'Why are you voting for Putin?' Gabbard supporters report harassment at Iowa caucuses

Gabbard sign
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There's a metaphor here...
A Tulsi Gabbard supporter was physically attacked with a Sharpie marker and called a Russian terrorist after voicing support for the candidate at an Iowa caucus, one of several reports of Gabbard supporters being "abused."

Caucusing for the Hawaii congresswoman can be hazardous to one's health, if reports from Monday's botched vote in Iowa are any indication. Journalist Dack Rouleau accidentally triggered a supporter of billionaire candidate Tom Steyer into a full-on Jekyll-and-Hyde transformation culminating in physical attack when he casually mentioned that he would be voting for Gabbard.

Comment: The writing is 'on the hand', for now. Soon it will be all over the wall. The Dems are a bonafide disaster (where Hillary wants them?). You can almost smell it comin' in the air - savior Clinton arising from the deep. Is she behind these blatant attacks on Gabbard supporters, considering that pesky little lawsuit she's been dodging lately?

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Car Black

Chinese Grand Prix race in doubt as Shanghai suspends all sporting events in face of coronavirus epidemic

gran prix auto race shanghai
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Jiading, in northwestern Shanghai, is home to the city’s F1 track
Shanghai sports authorities have recommended the suspension of all sporting events in the city due to the coronavirus outbreak, casting further doubt on whether the Chinese Grand Prix will take place.

The fourth grand prix of the season is scheduled for April 19 in Shanghai and the viability of the race will be discussed by Formula One bosses this week amid speculation it could join the growing list of sports events already postponed or cancelled.

The Shanghai Sports General Association, in a notice on Wednesday, instructed all sporting bodies to suspend sport events until the threat is over and "formulate a plan for epidemic prevention to avoid internal infections".


Documentary: The irreparable damage Soros NGOs inflicted on Russia's school curricula


George Soros
"A large influence on the new education curriculum was brought by NGOs related to George Soros. It is no surprise that there have been numerous attempts to smuggle so called "sexuality lessons"

The following film, Lessons of Standardization, was created by Komov, Ambassador of the World Congress of Families to the U.N., and his wife Irina Shamolina (photo below), who together have been pioneering homeschooling in Russia, making use of tested home schooling methods in the U.S.

A transcript of the video is included below.

Comment: The pernicious influence of "education reform" has not gone unnoticed in America. The backlash from the State has been severe:

Yellow Vest

France's most inventive forms of protest: Liberté, égalité... créativité!

yellow vest protests creative
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Ever since the yellow vest protests kicked off in 2018, the French government has been besieged by weekly, increasingly creative protests as the populace expresses its fury with flair.

The pension reform protests followed, set into motion by President Emmanuel Macron's attempts to consolidate 42 separate pension schemes into a singular, points-based plan. Over the past several months, everyone from hospital and transport workers to teachers, lawyers, and firefighters have taken to the streets across France to protect their pensions and their futures in ever-more creative ways.

Comment: Note the lack of Western media coverage or grudging biased mention of the protests, despite the fact that France is a key part of the West:

Bad Guys

Registered sex offender priests find homes in alternative ministries

James Forsythe
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Father James Forsythe is a registered sex offender for attempted indecent liberties with a child when he was a Roman Catholic priest in Kansas.
Father Jamie Forsythe has always felt his purpose was to be a priest. He pursued that calling even after he pleaded guilty in 1989 to a charge of attempting to take indecent liberties with a 15-year-old boy in Kansas, serving time in prison, and being laicized — officially removed from the priesthood — by the Catholic Archdiocese of Kansas City.

Forsythe, then in his 30s, was released from prison after less than four months of his one-to-five-year sentence, and eventually found work at Metropolitan Community Church of the Black Hills, a progressive Christian church in South Dakota that primarily serves LGBTQ worshippers. Forsythe was ordained within the Metropolitan Community Church denomination in 1996, according to the Rapid City Journal, and began working at the Black Hills church in January 2000. But when the congregation discovered in 2002 he had failed to register as a sex offender in the state, he resigned from his post and made his way to Wilton Manors, Florida.


Crony capitalism: US antitrust law is all about 'who is paying who' - editorial director of research institute tells Boom Bust

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Top antitrust official at the US Department of Justice (DOJ) Makan Delrahim removed himself from an investigation into alleged anticompetitive practices at Google over a potential conflict of interest.

RT's Boom Bust talks to Jeffrey Tucker, the editorial director of the American Institute for Economic Research, about what's behind this antitrust saga.

"All these things are battles between interest groups," says Tucker, adding "It's like Google versus Google's competition." He explains that "the government machinery there is just to resolve the fight between the two, pick the largest with the biggest pockets on behalf of the biggest complainers."

Eye 2

Didier Gailhaguet, the 'little Napoleon' of figure skating: Who is behind French sex abuse scandal?

Didier Gailhaguet
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Didier Gailhaguet | Sarah Abitbol and Stephane Bernadis
After bombshell sex abuse allegations shocked the French sport, the country's sports officials have unequivocally pointed the finger at Didier Gailhaguet, who has been in charge of national figure skating for more than 20 years.

Dubbed the 'little Napoleon' for his unbending will and imperious temper, Gailhaguet has been running the post of the French Federation of Ice Sports (FFSG) since 1998 becoming one of the most powerful figures in the sport nationally.

Last week, four French female skaters came forward to accuse three coaches of abuse and rape when they were minors. One of the alleged victims to suffer at the hands of her former coach is world bronze medalist Sarah Abitbol, who claimed that she was raped by Gilles Beyer when she was between the ages of 15 and 17.


'Woke' outrage takes down another institution: 175-year-old Oxford dinner club accused of 'elitism' and lack of diversity

Oxford college
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The Pythic Club - or the P Club - was founded in 1845 at Christ Church college (pictured) as an essay society of bright minds, but over the years morphed to become an invitation-only dining club
An invitation-only dining club at Oxford's Christ Church College, where 13 prime ministers had been educated, has been refused recognition as an official society, after students rose up against it — because of 'elitism.'

College archives state that the secret Pythic Club (or P Club) dates back to 1845 and that membership is meant to be open to only students and undergraduates. Exposed online last year as being led by a professor, the P Club requested for official ratification — but the application was denied with the college's junior common room (JCR) committee slamming the idea as an intrinsically elitst institution which undermines the college's "access, inreach and equality objectives."

Comment: Jordan Peterson has said that some of the main motivating forces in the SJW movement are malevolence and envy. Both qualities are being displayed here in abundance.

Yellow Vest

Thierry Meyssan: Changing political regimes?

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File photo: "Today, the idea that we are no longer in a democracy, that a form of dictatorship has taken hold in our society - and in a seditious way, through extraordinarily guilty political discourse - has taken hold. But try dictatorship! A dictatorship is a regime in which a person or a clan decides the laws. A dictatorship is a regime where you don’t change the rulers, ever. If that’s what France is, try a real dictatorship and you’ll see! " - Emmanuel Macron, January 24, 2020.
On several continents, 48 peoples are currently rising up against their governments. A movement of such magnitude has never been observed on a planetary scale. After the period of financial globalization, we are witnessing a contestation of political systems and are imagining the emergence of new forms of government.

The "supremacy" of democracy

The nineteenth and twentieth centuries saw both the triumph of the use of elections and the enlargement of the electoral bodies (free men, the poor, women, ethnic minorities, etc.).

The development of the middle classes gave more people time to take an interest in politics. It has encouraged debate and helped to soften social mores.

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Goldman Sachs will no longer do IPOs for companies with all-male boards

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Boards packed with bros don't get IPOs.

That's the new policy at Goldman Sachs, whose chief executive David Solomon said the Wall Street giant won't take any company public unless it has at least one "diverse" board member.

In a Thursday interview with CNBC, Solomon said the new initiative will particularly focus on getting more women on corporate boards. The requirement will ratchet up to two diverse board members in 2021, he added.

"I look back at IPOs over the last four years and the performance of IPOs, [when] it's been a woman on the board, in the US is significantly better than the performance of IPOs where there hasn't been a woman on the board," Solomon said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.