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Met police officer's secret role in mink farm operation exposed

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The Metropolitan police in the UK has apologized to the Hampshire Constabulary for failing to reveal that an undercover officer was involved in the release of 6,000 mink from a fur farm 20 years ago.

The raid in Crow Hill Farm near Ringwood in 1998 was carried out by an animal rights group which had been infiltrated by the Metropolitan Police, the force said. No charges were ever brought over the raid which saw the release of thousands of mink - many of which were killed to protect livestock and pets.

The cover up 'impacted' the Hampshire police investigation, Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball admitted in a Met statement apologizing for the force's actions.

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Gaffes and apologies: The perils of live microphones tripping up NBC's Olympics

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Television personnel work inside of the International Broadcast Center at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Live television has always presented challenges, but NBC's Olympic stumbles this month have unfolded before an audience ready to pounce.
Every two years, a miracle of technology unfolds: televising and streaming an Olympics with miles of cable, hundreds of cameras and producers who make split-second decisions on which pictures to beam halfway around the world.

So it's with a certain irony that when NBC has had problems in Pyeongchang, it has all been very simple: one person, one live microphone and some 20 million critics. The network has apologized - or not - for a handful of gaffes seen as insults by South Koreans, by the Dutch, by women athletes, by ski fans.

Live television and the risks that it brings are nothing new. The climate surrounding it is.

"Live TV used to be fleeting," says Brett Kurland, a broadcast professor and director of sports programs at Arizona State University. "Something would happen, and you would either see it or you didn't. Now if you say something that someone doesn't like, they'll cut it into a GIF and post it on the Internet. Before you know it, it blows up on your Twitter feed."

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If you scratch a Russian you'll find a demon

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How will America defeat the Russian menace?


According to the recently published treatise by the Special Council Robert Mueller, the treatise also known as Mallēus Maleficārum, a number of demonic Russians, thirteen to be exact, were involved in all sort of nefarious activities on the territory of the United States. One of the charges claims that "after the election of Donald Trump in or around November 2016, Defendants and their co-conspirators used false U.S. personas to organize and coordinate U.S. political rallies in support of then president-elect Trump, while simultaneously using other false U.S. personas to organize and coordinate U.S. political rallies protesting the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election."

Indeed, similar to the medieval witches and demons, Russians love to sow the discord.

Americans, known for being loving, caring, happy-campers before Russians came along, are now discovering that they were the subject of endless Russian manipulation going very deep into their history.

British subjects, arriving from their peaceful isle, have brought the good will and all their good products for the native population. In return, they were greeted with turkeys, and gravy, and pumpkin pies. Yet, the conniving Russians have taught both sides to hate and kill each other. They also taught Anglos to give the natives a special drink, known as vodka. Consequently, there are no more natives to talk about.

Comment: How is this for anti-Russian hysteria?

The new Idiocracy consensus is that Russia committed an "act of war" on par with Pearl Harbor and 9/11 - should the US respond accordingly?


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Too many "happy white dancing people"? Hungarian mayor outraged at exclusion from EU culture contest

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Hungarian folk dancers
A Hungarian city's bid to become the European Union's next "Capital of Culture" was allegedly rejected by EU officials because its video entry showed too many smiling, dancing, white Christians, the city's mayor says.

Székesfehérvár, Hungary's ninth-largest city, submitted a short video as part of its entry for the 2023 European Capitals of Culture contest, a competition designed to "celebrate the cultural features Europeans share." Featuring folk dancers, young couples, mothers, babies and even two elderly gentlemen playing chess in a park, the video was rejected. The EU panel of "independent experts in the field of culture" felt it had too many happy white people and not enough migrants, the city's mayor Dr András Cser-Palkovics has claimed.

Comment: It remains to be seen if the mayors claims are true, but what we do know is that Hungary is suffering the wrath of EU bureaucrats for refusing to kowtow to mandates on refugees, and from others for its ousting of Soros' NGO organisations:


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London: Machete fight video goes viral prompts Khan to seek emergency meeting

Gang fight in London caught on camera as knife crime sweeps English capital
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Gang fight in London caught on camera as knife crime sweeps English capital
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has called for a meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May as knife crime in the capital hits crisis levels. Two people were stabbed to death on February 20 - the 14th and 15th knife deaths in 2018.

London Assembly figures showed there were 14,521 knife crime offenses in the capital in the 12 months to January 2018, with stabbings in London at their highest level in six years, a 23 percent rise from the previous year.

Comment: There are a number of factors contributing to the rise in crime in the UK, from the crashing economy, austerity cuts to public services, the deterioration of culture and society and the people being raised in it: Also check out SOTT radio's: Florida School Mass Shooting: Gun Control, Mental Illness and the Criminal Mind


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Attacker throws grenade at US Embassy in Montenegro, commits suicide with 2nd explosive device

US Embassy in Podgorica
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US Embassy in Podgorica
The US mission in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, has urged people to avoid the area following a grenade attack on the diplomatic premises by an unknown assailant, who subsequently blew himself up with a second device.

The attack happened around 00:30 local time Thursday, when an "unknown person" threw an "explosive device" from the street into the US embassy compound, the government of Montenegro announced on Twitter. Authorities believe that the projectile thrown was a hand grenade. Immediately afterward the assailant "committed suicide with an explosive device," the statement added.

Police have started an investigation and are now looking into possible motives for the attack. Authorities swiftly blocked Revolution Boulevard where the country's National Security Agency and the US embassy are located. Further details of the incident are yet unclear.


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Israel: Bill proposed to revoke residency status of Palestinians in East Jerusalem, Golan Heights

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Israeli Police at Palestinian checkpoint
The Israeli Ministerial Committee for Legislation has approved a proposed bill that makes it possible to revoke the residency status of persons in occupied East Jerusalem and Golan Heights if they are convicted of engaging in anti-Israel activities, Haaretz reported.

The revocation of residency will make it possible for Israeli authorities to expel residents who are involved in the resistance against the occupation or who breach their loyalty to the State of Israel. Israel classifies Palestinians living in East Jerusalem and Druze in the Golan Heights as "residents" and not citizens.

According to the Palestinian Ministry of the Interior, Israel has revoked the residency status of more than 14,500 Palestinians from East Jerusalem since 1967 under the pretext that they were living outside the borders drawn by the Israeli authorities for Jerusalem after its occupation in the same year.

Comment: Prediction: A massive out-sweep of Palestinian 'residents' as Israel micro-defines anti-Israel activities and further locks down its control.


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Ryabkov: US stance on E. Ghouta unveils 'egregious double standards'

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Family in Eastern Ghouta
The US position on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, a militant-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, is a clear example of "double standards," the Russian deputy foreign minister has said.

Sergey Ryabkov said that Russia is working within the UN Security Council to prepare a resolution on humanitarian issues in Syria's Eastern Ghouta. His statement comes amid concerns about escalating violence between Syrian government forces and rebel, as well as Islamist, factions operating in the area.

"The work on the draft of the relevant resolution is now being carried out in New York. Humanitarian questions, including humanitarian aid, humanitarian access, have become perhaps the most egregious example of the 'double standards' of the United States and their adherents in the approach to the entire Syrian dossier," Sergey Ryabkov told reporters in Moscow on Wednesday. "Every day we see how not just selectively but how cynically Washington separates the issues that are beneficial to it, from the point of view of political promotion and pressure on Damascus, from similar situations that create discomfort for Americans for various reasons," the diplomat noted.

Comment: The Western version of 'look over there, not over here' ploy comes with a bonus if blame can be assigned to Assad and Russia. Besides the Jaysh al-Islam militant group, Jabhat al-Nusra is also entrenched in the Eastern Ghouta district.


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Trucks carrying chemical substances cross Turkish border into Syria

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Several trucks carrying poisonous materials have crossed the Turkish border into Syrian territory, an Arab media source revealed on Wednesday, adding that the cargo is meant to be used in a joint false-flag operation by the terrorist groups and the White Helmets to accuse the Syrian army of chemical attack on civilians in Eastern Damascus.

The Arabic-language Al-Hadath news quoted local sources at Bab al-Hawa border-crossing in Northern Syria as revealing that three trucks carrying several tons of chlorine material crossed the Turkish border into Syria's Idlib.

In the meantime, well-informed sources in Eastern Damascus said that the terrorist groups, backed up by the certain western states' intelligence services, are producing a fake film in coordination with the White Helmets group to show the conditions after the false-flag operation that entails a chemical attack on the civilian population by chlorine gas.

The sources went on to say that the terrorists are to carry out the attack by mid March, when a meeting on chemical weapons ban is scheduled.

The Arabic-language al-Manar news channel quoted certain media outlets as reporting on Tuesday that intelligence shows that the White Helmets distributed masks in Eastern Ghouta for what they call as efforts to protect civilians from chemical gases.

Comment: Likely this isn't the first time this kind of cargo transport crossed the border to then be used in framing the Assad regime. White Helmets are a sham organization to produce fake and biased media verification of chemical attacks and staged rescues. These tricks must still be effective as White Helmets are still supported and in business.
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How the Enlightenment separated us from nature

How the Enlightenment separated us from nature
Every intellectual movement casts its shadow - the Enlightenment is no exception. Beginning with early scientific thinkers like Francis Bacon and Rene Descartes, the study of observable nature was divorced from the study of human beings, and ever since, our relationship to the natural world has been fraught with utopian error.

We live with rapidly accelerating climate change - an unforeseen consequence of the industrial revolution - and a common denial of elementary biological facts, such as the differences on average between the brains of men and women. Blank slate utopians who deny sex differences and industrial utopians who deny climate change are both products of errors built into Enlightenment thinking. In creating the foundations for the technological society, the brilliant philosophers at the core of the Enlightenment accidentally created a society of hapless utopians, incapable of placing human activity squarely within the range of biological nature.


Comment: There's actually good reason to not believe the lies of global warmists: Greenland getting colder says 15 years of data but global warmists 'fill in the gaps' to convince themselves otherwise


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