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Humanity 2.0?! The transhumanism agenda has gone totally mainstream

Transhumanism Agenda
© YouTube
Mel here. This is a rant but I couldn't help it. This is happening. First it was occult, then science fiction and fringe, and now transhumanism has gone totally mainstream. That's the level that we're at now, all by design. And the system is acting like we don't really have a choice... but we do.


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Cult

A youth camp worker among seven men arrested looking for underage sex, cops say

Operation Unlawful Attraction
© Volusia County Sheriff's Office
VoluArrested in the Operation Unlawful Attraction sting were (top row, from left): Ryan Kirk, Jonathan Hayes, James Bowen, George Wallace and (bottom row from left) Ronald Foley, Jorge Cruz and Jonathan Harden.
They showed up at parking lots and Racetrac gas stations around Volusia County, cops said, looking for the sex promised them by teenagers they found on the internet.

Instead, seven men found handcuffs and were arrested after the Volusia County Sheriff's Office's "Operation Unlawful Attraction" sting operation. Undercover detectives posed as 14- and 15-year-olds willing to meet for sex.

The seven, who were arrested from Wednesday to Sunday, represent a variety of vocations, among them youth camp maintenance worker, in-home care nurse, barber, mechanic.

Smiley

'Dangerous Dehumanization' And The NPC Meme

NPCs non-playable characters
Have you ever been called a Russian bot or a "sock puppet?" I know I have. Of course, I just have to shrug it off and get back to my life. No sense in trying to focus on it, and feeding the trolls is always a bad idea but apparently, in light of the NPC (non-player character) meme becoming so widespread, Twitter has decided that this sort of "dehumanization" can actually lead to "world harm." Go figure, they didn't seem to have any problem when it was just folks like me being dehumanized, but now it's an issue so great it could literally cause the whole world grievous harm.

If you're not familiar with gaming culture, a bit of an explanation is in order. NPCs or "non-player characters" are the background in a game. They only have a set of pre-programmed responses to choose from and their activities are limited to pre-programmed sets of actions. An example from Existenz, one of my favorite films by David Cronenberg, occurs "in-game" when the game designer Allegra Gellar asks NPC Darcy Nader a question that he was not programmed to respond to. He immediately begins by introducing himself again and then gets stuck in a "game loop." At this point, the "players" have to give his name and offer the proper "input" before he can move the game forward.


Comment: These 4Chan-ers have again touched on the core socio-psychological issue involved here: two fundamentally different modes of being within the overall species. Realization of this bifurcation may be the stuff civil wars are made of, but we're more inclined to think it actually inoculates a sizeable portion of the population against it.

By the way, the development of insightful humor as an 'immune response' by 'normal people' (as in, actual people, not what they're today calling Normies!) to pathocrats taking power and turning society totalitarian is exactly what Lobazewski describes in his accounts of early Communist rule in Political Ponerology...


Heart - Black

Psychopath: Israeli policewoman suspected of shooting & seriously injuring Palestinian for fun

Israel police women checkpoint
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Israeli border policewomen at a checkpoint.
A female officer with the Israeli border police has been arrested and charged with shooting a Palestinian "for no apparent reason." According to the court, she shot the man as a form of "entertainment."

The incident took place in May, when the officer, who is around 20, was on duty at a West Bank checkpoint outside of Jerusalem. The situation was filmed by one of her colleagues on his phone. The footage shows the police officers shouting in Arabic at a Palestinian man to go away.

Moments later, the Palestinian is shot in the back with a rubber bullet. The man reportedly suffered serious injuries in the incident, according to the Israeli media. However, his identity has not been established yet, and the police are still looking for him.

Comment: Why is anyone shocked or even surprised? Israel has condoned unprovoked attacks on Palestinians even before their "nation" was founded.


Jet4

American serviceman killed in Ukrainian Su-27 crash during NATO war games

Sukhoi Su-27UB - 75 BLUE
© Oleg Belyakov
Sukhoi Su-27UB - 75 BLUE
An American serviceman has been killed in a Su-27 fighter jet crash in Ukraine, Kiev's military prosecutor has confirmed. The jet was taking part in a military exercise with NATO.

The Su-27 crashed during a simulated combat flight. The Ukrainian General Staff initially issued a statement on Facebook that mentioned the citizenships of the two pilots.

"We regret to inform that according to the rescue team, the bodies of two pilots have been discovered: one is a serviceman of the Ukrainian Air Force, the other is a member of the US National Guard," it said.

Eye 2

Khashoggi a critic of the Saudi regime? Only in western journalists' dreams

Jamal Khashoggi
© Johnny Green / Press Association
Jamal Khashoggi, media advisor to Prince Turki Al-Faisal, leaves the Royal Courts of Justice in central London.
Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, who disappeared in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week is not quite the critic of the Saudi regime that the Western media says he is.

The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist, in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week has generated huge international publicity, but unsurprisingly, little in Saudi-controlled, Arab media. The Washington Post, for whom Khashoggi wrote, and other Western media, have kept the story alive, increasing the pressure on Riyadh to explain its role in the affair.

It's been odd to read about Khashoggi in Western media. David Hirst in The Guardian claimed Khashoggi merely cared about absolutes such as "truth, democracy, and freedom". Human Rights Watch's director described him as representing "outspoken and critical journalism."

But did he pursue those absolutes while working for Saudi princes?

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Dominoes

MPs too? Harassment of female lawmakers reportedly widespread in European parliaments

euro flag
© Reuters / Kacper Pempel
Psychological pressure, sexual harassment and violence against female MPs and staffers are widespread in parliaments all across Europe, according to a new report by a Council of Europe body.

A new study released on Tuesday by the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) claims a vast majority of women working as lawmakers or as parliamentary staff are subject to "acts of sexism, abuse and violence."

The report, based on anonymous testimonies of 123 women (81 MPs and 42 staff members) from 45 European countries, says it provides insight into the workplace culture in the continent's parliaments. Of all women interviewed, 47 percent said they had received threats of death, rape or beating.

Roughly two-thirds of them acknowledged being the target of sexist comments relating to their appearance and gender stereotypes, while a quarter of respondents said they had experienced outright sexual violence.

USA

Portland's mayor cracks down on violent protests while America struggles with left vs right street brawls

police portland rally
© Reuters / Elijah Nouvelage
Police officers hold back Antifa protesters at a rally in Portland.
After repeated accusations of inaction, Portland's mayor has proposed new measures to separate brawling protesters. Across the nation, cities are struggling to handle violent protests, as America's political divide widens.

Mayor Ted Wheeler, a Democrat, proposed emergency ordinance on Monday afternoon that would allow police to separate rival groups of protesters, and corral any protesters with a history of violence into a designated space, under extra police supervision.

"I will not allow continued, planned street violence between rival factions to take place in Portland, Oregon," Mayor Wheeler told a press conference on Monday. The mayor's comments came two days after left-wing Antifa activists brawled with right-wing Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer demonstrators, with protesters deploying pepper spray and beating each other bloody. Several injuries were reported, but police made no arrests.

Comment: We can only hope that wiser heads prevail but all signs seem to be pointing in this direction:


Attention

Politically motivated attack?: Republican House candidate punched in the face at Minnesota bar

Shane Mekeland
Minnesota Republican House Candidate Shane Mekeland was assaulted at a restaurant on Friday while campaigning in the community. He suffered a concussion by a politically motivated attacker, according to an account of the incident that he posted to his personal Facebook page.

Posted to Facebook late Sunday afternoon, Mekeland claimed On Friday evening that he was assaulted in Benton County and suffered a concussion. The incident is now in the hands of law enforcement and is being investigated.
While I had never met my assailant, the words he yelled at me before he attacked lead me to believe his actions were politically motivated. When I chose to run for office, I expected to be politically attacked, but never physically. I weighed whether or not to share this today, but ultimately I think we all need a reminder to be civil to each other regardless of our perspectives.

Attention

Hate preacher Choudary: Cost taxpayers £2m per year to secure his protection

Anjem Choudary
© Reuters/Suzanne Plunkett
Anjem Choudary
Anjem Choudary, the notorious Islamic State-supporting hate preacher, will require £2m a year of taxpayers money to secure his protection and monitor his movements, when he becomes eligible for release from prison on Wednesday.

Choudary, will most likely be released from his maximum-security Frankland Prison in County Durham on Thursday or Friday, reports the The Sunday Telegraph, after serving less than half of his five-and-a-half-year sentence.

The paper reports that there will be 25 separate conditions to Choudary's parole, at a cost to the British taxpayer that is likely to exceed £2 million-a-year.

Conditions are thought to include limits on his movements; such as an evening curfew, the wearing of a GPS electronic tag and a ban on visiting specific venues such as Regent's Park Mosque in central London, where he used to worship.

Choudary will also be banned from communicating with many of his former associates. A well placed source told The Sunday Telegraph: "The rules will be so restrictive to prevent him having any contact with other extremists or vulnerable young men and women."

He was convicted in 2016 after being found guilty of publicly supporting Islamic State (formerly ISIS/ISIL). On Wednesday, after serving less than half his prison sentence, Choudary becomes eligible for release, despite ministers claiming that he remains a genuinely dangerous individual.

Comment: It's not clear why this 'genuinely dangerous individual' isn't serving his full sentence.