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A second UK Covid-19 lockdown is doomed to fail: Brits have no faith in their leaders, won't comply

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People gather in Trafalgar Square to protest against the lockdown, London, Britain, September 19, 2020.
Now armed with statistics and expert advice, the British public are much better informed about Covid than in March and won't countenance another lockdown imposed by politicians who have mishandled the pandemic at every turn.

A looming second lockdown in the UK, as part of the Government's haphazard approach to dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, is destined to fail for one reason: the revered 'Blitz spirit' that we're all in this together has vanished. Now it's everyone for themselves.

For several days now, there has been talk of another imminent imposition of harsh restrictions on our movement. While the first national lockdown was universally accepted, any follow-up - call it 'a circuit breaker' or whatever clever name you like - is going to be a little trickier.

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NYPD officer charged with spying on Tibetans for China

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New York City police officer was arrested and charged Monday by federal prosecutors with spying for China, including providing Chinese officials with access to NYPD officials and giving intelligence on Tibetans living in the U.S.

Baimadajie Angwang, 33, a community affairs officer in Queens, acted "at the direction and control" of Chinese government officials at the New York Chinese Consulate and "used his official position in the NYPD" to provide Chinese officials access to senior NYPD officials through invitations to NYPD events, according to the criminal complaint.

An ethnic Tibetan himself, Anwang, who was born in China and became a naturalized U.S. citizen, also used his position on the police force to report on ethnic Tibetans in New York City and assess potential intelligence sources within that community.

Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn charged Angwang with acting as a foreign agent without notifying American authorities, wire fraud, making false statements, and obstructing an official proceeding. He is also accused of offering a consulate official information about the NYPD's internal operations.

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Scotland bans household visits as part of lockdown-lite, calls for First Minister to resign

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First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon wears a mask as she visits New Look at Fort Kinnaird Retail Park, in Edinburgh, Scotland. June 2020.
Fierce arguments have broken out on Twitter after Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon laid out strict rules on household visits, in an effort to curb a rising coronavirus infection rate.

Under the new rules effective from Friday, Scots cannot visit each other's homes unless they are from extended households. Other exceptions include couples not living together, those in need of childcare and tradespeople. A maximum of six people from two households are allowed to meet in private gardens and public outdoor spaces.

"We are once again at a tipping point. We must act to get Covid back under control," Sturgeon said in a speech on Tuesday night. She asked citizens to "make sacrifices for our national well-being" in order to curb the spread of the disease. Sturgeon argued that "tough" measures are necessary to keep schools, public services and businesses "open as far as possible."

Comment: See also: UK's coronavirus snitch hotline swamped with so many reports senior police staff forced to answer calls


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Salt Lake Police release bodycam footage of shooting of an autistic 13-year-old

Shooting of autistic 13-year-old
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Salt Lake Police are releasing bodycam footage of the shooting of an autistic 13-year-old in an Officer-involved critical incident on Sept 4, 2020.

Mayor Erin Mendenhall, and Police Chief Mike Brown are holding a press conference to talk about what they have learned through investigation.

As originally reported by ABC4 News, the mother of 13-year-old Linden Cameron reportedly called 911 for help during her son's "mental health episode."

The Salt Lake City Police Department said, when officers arrived at 500 South and Navajo Street, they had tried to talk to Linden, but he ran off. Officers reportedly ran after Linden until one police officer fired his gun, hitting the 13-year-old.


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Antifa in Portland vow to kill cops, along with their families, children & friends, but it's a 'carnival in the dark,' says NYT

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Police officers stand guard as people take part in a protest against racial injustice, in Portland, Oregon, U.S., September 18, 2020.
Rioters in the Oregon capital are turning their sights on residential suburbs, demanding that homeowners pledge allegiance to their cause or have their houses burned down. Why aren't we doing something to stop these anarchists?

Of all the cities in America that have suffered from constant rioting and violence, Portland might have it the worst. The city that was once lauded as being one of America's best places to live has endured more than 100 consecutive nights of rioting involving vandalism, chaos, and death - including the slaying of a supporter of President Donald Trump - since the killing of George Floyd, with no end in sight.

Disturbingly, there have been recent reports of the Antifa rioters there moving away from the city center and beginning to target residential areas and threaten people in their homes. According to the New York Times, activists have been demanding that people come out of their houses and pledge allegiance to their cause. They attacked one property that was flying the American flag, demanding that it be removed or they would come back and burn the house down.

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Twitter labels Tucker Carlson's expose on George Soros as 'sensitive content'

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Twitter censored a segment of "Tucker Carlson Tonight" posted to Tucker Carlson's Twitter account Monday, labeling the clip "potentially sensitive content." In the clip,

Carlson comments on the destruction and violence in the United States and the role Democratic donor George Soros plays in funding candidates who do not prosecute those causing the damage.


Twitter's media policy states "you may not post media that is excessively gory or share violent or adult content within live video or in profile header, or List banner images" and that "media depicting sexual violence and/or assault is also not permitted," so it remains unclear what about Carlson's segment is "sensitive content."

The tweeted clip features Carlson slamming Soros for spending millions of dollars on the campaigns of district attorneys who refuse to be tough on this kind of crime.

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Wayne Dupree: Our welfare state worked for a while, but no longer - it feels like America is sliding toward destruction

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U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a town hall event at Laney College prior to the California Democratic Convention.
The Democrats have enslaved African Americans and used them as election fodder for decades. But more and more people are seeing through their dirty tricks and their plans that will wreck our country.

The welfare state was not a failure for the Democrats. It has achieved everything they wanted up until now. Instead of owning slaves on the plantations, they came up with a plan to deceive blacks.

By giving them a few crumbs from birth to death, they also made them dependent on them. So the black vote was assured election after the election, while the ghetto plantations never got better - only worse.

Thankfully, a number of black voters are waking up - not to the 'woke' generation, but to the reality of what the Democrats want from them. They also see mostly white Antifa activists destroying their neighborhoods and small businesses. Antifa and BLM also use brainwashed blacks from those Democrat ghettos to loot and to kill each other, and educated blacks have taken notice.

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Government drops self-identification plan for trans people

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Liz Truss, the equalities minister, argued reform of gender recognition was 'not the top priority for transgender people'.
Trans people have attacked the current process - requiring a medical diagnosis - as intrusive and demeaning.

Plans to allow people to self-identify as a different gender without a medical diagnosis have been axed, two years after the government signalled the change.

Ministers have decided there are already "proper checks and balances in the system and also support for people who want to change their legal sex".

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Boston prof, who got $10mn for anti-racism research from Twitter's Dorsey, catches flak after saying term 'not racist' is RACIST

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Protesters stand with signs at a rally in Washington, DC.
Boston University professor and anti-racism activist Ibram Kendi has called to expunge the words "not racist" from the "human vocabulary," arguing the term denies real racism. But not everyone was on board.

"We should eliminate the term 'not racist' from the human vocabulary," Kendi tweeted on Sunday. "We are either being racist or antiracist. Is that clear for you? There is no such thing as 'not racist.'"

Comment: All of the arguments of the 'anti-racists' are logical Gordian knots, circular reasoning from which there is no escape but to accept their position. The best defense against such non-reasoning is to recognize it as being "really silly" and walking away.

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DC area joins nationwide trend of first-time gun ownership

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Cedric Barnes, owner of Barnes 1st Step Firearms Training in Southeast D.C., teaches student Teia Hill how to control a gun’s recoil by adjusting her stance and grip.
The sounds of gunfire ringing through her Southeast D.C. neighborhood had always kept Neta Vaught away from firearms. To her, guns symbolized the violence that the mother of three worked so hard to shield her family from — the violence that has Vaught regularly coming across dead bodies and kept her from giving her two teenagers the childhood she wanted.

But after witnessing the national temperature rise over the past few months, between the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing protests against police brutality, Vaught felt she needed to reconsider her self-defense options. She decided it was time to beat her fear of firearms, get training and purchase her first gun.

"As a single mom, I don't feel as protected anymore, and I want to be able to protect my children," Vaught said.

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