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New Mexico Sheriffs refuse to enforce new gun control bills

New Mexico
New Mexico has a new governor, and she really doesn't like guns.

Michelle Lujan Grisham, a Democrat, was sworn into office on January 1, replacing pro-gun Republican Susana Martinez.

In early December, the National Rifle Association (NRA) warned the citizens of New Mexico to expect "unprecedented attacks" on their Constitutional rights.
While the New Mexico Legislature will not convene for its 60-day Regular Session until January 15, lawmakers can start prefiling bills on December 17. You will see unprecedented attacks on your Second Amendment rights from the word go. Your NRA-ILA will alert you to bill numbers and provide links to the content of legislation as it becomes available. But in the meantime, we want to share with you what we already know is coming.

Expect anti-gun politicians to introduce a slew of so-called "common-sense gun measures" - a misleading phrase that gun control activists use in hopes that the public and the media will avoid questioning the bills' enforceability, efficacy, intrusiveness or necessity. (source)
Unfortunately, the NRA's prediction was correct.

Sherlock

TV actor's hate crime attack story being investigated as a possible hoax

Jussie Smollett
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Jussie Smollett
Chicago police confirmed Thursday that detectives are talking to two persons of interest in connection with the alleged attack on "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

Multiple sources have told ABC7 Eyewitness News that police are investigating whether Smollett and the two men staged the attack allegedly because Smollett was being written off of "Empire."

A source familiar with the investigation told the ABC7 I-Team that Smollett failed to appear for an interview with detectives earlier Thursday, but has since spoken with police.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson contacted ABC7 to say they are continuing to treat Smollett as a victim and the investigation remains ongoing.

Chicago police told ABC News, "Police are investigating whether the two individuals committed the attack - or whether the attack happened at all."

Comment: More details from RT:
Chicago police reportedly tracked down the suspects, a pair of brothers from Nigeria who returned to their home country the night after the attack. Officers were waiting at O'Hare Airport to apprehend them on their return and seized a variety of items in a search of their apartment, including a red hat, bleach, electronics, and sneakers.


After hours of questioning, they apparently spilled the beans, and reports from local CBS and ABC stations framed the entire event as a hoax that was staged because Smollett's character was being written off the series.

While a police spokesman says the ABC7 report is "unconfirmed by case detectives," details are gradually leaking out, and for many critical watchers the story never really added up.



Broom

Rats, Public Defecation And Open Drug Use: West Coast Cities Becoming Uninhabitable Hellholes

Rat and pizza
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Almost everyone that goes out to visit one of our major cities on the west coast has a similar reaction. Those that must live among the escalating decay are often numb to it, but most of those that are just in town for a visit are absolutely shocked by all of the trash, human defecation, crime and public drug use that they encounter. Once upon a time, our beautiful western cities were the envy of the rest of the world, but now they serve as shining examples of America's accelerating decline. The worst parts of our major western cities literally look like post-apocalyptic wastelands, and the hordes of zombified homeless people that live in those areas are too drugged-out to care. The ironic thing is that these cities are not poor. In fact, San Francisco and Seattle are among the wealthiest cities in the entire nation. So if things are falling apart this dramatically now, how bad will things get when economic conditions really start to deteriorate?

Let's start our discussion by looking at the rat epidemic in Los Angeles. Thanks to extremely poor public sanitation, rats are breeding like mad, and at this point they have even conquered Los Angeles City Hall, from The Daily Mail:
Officials at Los Angeles' City Hall are considering ripping all of the building's carpets up, as rats and fleas are said to be running riot in its halls.

A motion was filed by Council President Herb Wesson on Wednesday to enact the much needed makeover amid a typhus outbreak in the downtown area.

Wesson said a city employee had contracted the deadly bacterial disease at work, and now he's urging officials to investigate the 'scope' of the long-running pest problem at the council building.

Comment: Dare we suggest the West Coast's open-door policy has been a factor in generating these dire circumstances? And systemic inequality from not taxing the ultra-wealthy?


Beaker

Paris: Acid attack at Bastille metro station leaves one person injured

paris metro
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Police said a man was seriously injured during a suspected acid attack at the Bastille metro station in Paris.
Police in Paris say one person has been seriously injured after being burned during a suspected acid attack on the city's subway.

The victim, identified in French media as a 20-year-old homeless man, was said to have been sprayed with an unknown substance during a confrontation at Bastille station on Friday morning.

He is being treated for major burns to the face and hands after being removed from the station by emergency services and rushed to hospital.

Reports suggested a fight had broken out at the station between the victim and an "aggressor" at around 6.30am

"A rag soaked with a liquid that could be acid was found" at the scene of the incident, a police source told Le Parisien.

Newspaper

Jogger who killed mountain lion with his bare hands tells his tale

Travis Kauffman

Travis Kauffman
A Colorado man who fought off a mountain lion with his bare hands has come forward to describe what happened when the animal attacked him on a trail earlier this month.

Travis Kauffman, 31, said he was running on a scenic trail in the Fort Collins area on the afternoon of Feb. 4, when he heard a rustling of pine needles.

He turned his head to see a small mountain lion about 10 feet away from him, Kauffman recounted at a press conference Thursday.


His immediate response was to put his hands up and scream in an attempt to scare off the lion, but the animal lunged at his face. As Kauffman tried to protect his face, the lion latched onto his left wrist and began clawing at him.

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Bomb

A string of hoax bomb threats force multiple evacuations in Moscow

Moscow evacuation

People are evacuated from the building of the Agriculture Ministry following an anonymous bomb threat in Moscow on February 5.
A spate of anonymous bomb threats to institutions in Moscow has led to several evacuations, although no explosives have been found, Russian authorities say.

The state TASS news agency quoted an unidentified law enforcement source as saying e-mailed threats late on February 14 and early the next day prompted the evacuation of some 5,000 people from at least 10 institutions, including the Russkoye Radio broadcaster, two major railway stations, and two remand prisons.

The evacuations were canceled after the buildings were searched and no explosives found.

Anonymous bomb threats have become a particular problem in Russia in recent years. On February 5, dozens of buildings in Moscow and the surrounding region, including the seat of the Moscow regon's government, were evacuated following threats that turned out to be hoaxes.

Camcorder

Missouri deputies caught putting mud on surveillance camera to block view

mud camera
The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department launched an internal affairs investigation after an Imperial resident filed a complaint about the actions of three deputies, which were recorded on a home security system.

Ashley Mathis first noticed something unusual Sunday night.

"I was getting ready for bed, we'd been gone all day. And I looked over at the monitor, because it sits on the desk in our bedroom and noticed that camera 1 is black," said Mathis.

Mathis and her fiancé, Gary Schuetz, backed up the video for camera 1 and saw three deputies walked into their yard earlier in the day while the couple was gone. Then the video shows one of the deputies reaching up and putting something on the lens, blocking its view. The security camera turned out to have mud on the lens.

"I want to know what they were here for," said Schuetz.

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Quenelle - Golden

Yellow Vest spokesman hints at next stage: 'Paramilitaries are ready to overthrow the government'

Christophe Chalençon

Unofficial Yellow Vest spokesman Christophe Chalençon
The so-called Yellow Vest protests have been raging across France since mid-November, with the movement calling for the resignation of French President Emmanuel Macron over his government's policies.

The official Twitter account of an Italian political show, Piazzapulita, released a video of an interview with a man they claim is Christophe Chalençon, one of the leaders of the yellow vests movement.

While the footage, apparently filmed on a hidden camera, shows only the legs of a man, he can be heard speaking about the ongoing unrest in France.

The man, who is alleged to be Chalençon, is heard saying that if anything happens to him, French President Emmanuel Macron would end up on the guillotine.

Comment: Correction: ...which are rapidly turned violent by the police, on Macron's orders. And no, the demonstrators are not "no longer reflecting the group's early demands." The demonstrators are 'the group', which are supported by an overwhelming majority of French people, this crooked poll notwithstanding. France really is that close to a reckoning, and the Italian government is wise to prepare for it.

Assuming that that is Chalençon making those statements, then he is by no means the first to voice similar. Macron's palace guard have had a helicopter on stand-by to airlift him out of the Elysée if necessary! Hundreds of former and current police and military personnel have posted videos online since early December 2018 discussing armed intervention of some kind or another. A dozen retired generals published a letter late last year demanding that Macron get control of the situation, or else...


Star of David

How Israel's extremist rabbis are fuelling a holy war in Israel

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A Jewish man walks past a stall selling portraits of rabbis in the Israeli town of Netivot in 2016
In which country did a senior, state-salaried cleric urge his followers last week to become "warriors", emulating a group of young men who had murdered a woman of another faith?

The cleric did so with impunity. In fact, he was only echoing other highly placed colleagues who have endorsed a book - again without penalty - urging their disciples to murder babies belonging to other religions.

Where can the head of the clergy call black people "monkeys" and urge the expulsion of other religious communities?

Where does a clerical elite wield so much power that they alone decide who can marry or get divorced - and are backed by a law that can jail someone who tries to wed without their approval? They can even shut down the national railway system without notice.

Where are these holy men so feared that women are scrubbed from billboards, college campuses introduce gender segregation to appease them, and women find themselves literally pushed to the back of the bus?

Is the country Saudi Arabia? Or Myanmar? Or perhaps, Iran?

No. It is Israel, the world's only self-declared Jewish state.

Comment: 'Shared values', indeed. The worldview of the extremist rabbis has more in common with Salafi-Jihadism. But good luck getting anyone in the west to admit it, let alone even comment on it. It's one of Israel's best kept secrets.

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Book 2

The new censorship: Amazon under fire for selling 'gay cure' books

LGBT flag
LGBTQ advocates are incensed following revelations this week that multinational e-commerce giant Amazon is selling gay conversion therapy books, "promoting hatred, abuse, and self-harm," in the process.

Award-winning author and LGBTQ rights activist Damian Barr raised the issue online, accusing Amazon of taking sides by allowing people to profit by pushing harmful, pseudoscientific 'treatments.'


Comment: If they were truly taking sides, they wouldn't be selling pro-LGBT books, which they are, in spades.


Among the contentious titles available on Amazon's website are 'A Parent's Guide To Preventing Homosexuality,' 'Healing Homosexuality, Reparative Therapy of Male Homosexuality,' and 'How a Gay Boy Became a Straight Man.'


Comment: People like Barr and the twitter commentariat don't seem to realize how books work, or intellectual history for that matter. They just reveal themselves as the totalitarians they are. Do they realize how many countless books have been written over the centuries with which they would undoubtedly disagree? Obviously not, or they would realize how ridiculous their position is. But that's how book-burnings start.

No worry, though, because Amazon is actually no better. They regularly ban books for political reasons, e.g., Alex Krainer's Grand Deception.