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Martha's Vineyard and the fraud of the rich white liberal

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Elizabeth Warren complains to the press about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis sending migrants to Martha's Vineyard, MA, which has declared itself a sanctuary state
Where's their compassion? Where's their inclusion?

"We have talked to a number of people who've asked, 'Where am I?' And then I was trying to explain where Martha's Vineyard is," said befuddled Edgartown, Massachusetts, police chief Bruce McNamee of the 50 illegal immigrants who landed on two charter flights at the island's only airport on Wednesday.

According to local reports, the airport officials believed the planes were delivering corporate guys on a late-season golf retreat, before suffering the crushing disappointment that the arriving passengers were, in fact, poor people of color.

The illegals arrived courtesy of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, who sent them there using a $12 million budget set aside by our free state's legislature to transport illegals to sanctuary jurisdictions. He joins the governors of Texas and Arizona, who have sent thousands of illegals by bus to New York, Washington, and Chicago, to protest the Biden administration's catastrophic failure to secure our southern border.

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Donetsk and Lugansk Republics eye vote on joining Russia - UPDATE: Two more regions will hold a vote

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DPR rallies to join Russia
A "referendum" on joining Russia should be held "immediately," the Civic Chamber of the Lugansk People's Republic (LPR) said on Monday. The body addressed the LPR's leader, Leonid Pasechnik, as well as the republic's legislature, urging them to speed up the process and hold the vote as soon as possible.

Deputy head of the Chamber, Lina Vokalova, stated:
"The residents of Donbass made their choice back in 2014 at the self-determination referendum of the Lugansk People's Republic, and all these years we have been waiting and believing that the second one will definitely follow, which will fulfill our dream of returning home - to the Russian Federation.

"The events of recent days have shown that the Kiev nationalists have crossed all the red lines. The Nazis mercilessly shell and stage terrorist acts against the civilian population of the Lugansk People's Republic, seeking to scare us, and make us give up our dream and our ultimate goal - to join the Russian Federation."

Comment: Lugansk and Donetsk aim to make rejoining Russia a reality:
The Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) must "immediately" hold a "referendum" on joining Russia, its civic chamber said on Monday. The call came shortly after a similar move was made by the equivalent body of the neighboring Lugansk People's Republic (LPR).

Addressing the head of the DPR, Denis Pushilin, the chamber said the time for "decisive actions" has come, urging him to hold the vote as soon as possible. Head of the chamber, Aleksander Kofman, said in a statement:
"All of us feel and know for a long time that Donbass is Russia, we have been fighting for this for eight long years. For this, we daily suffer strikes on our homes, streets, hospitals, schools and kindergartens. We want the border of the Russian Federation to lie between us and Ukraine! We want to become again a part of one big Motherland - Russia. The people of Donbass deserve it!"
A similar stance has been set out by the authorities in the southern Ukrainian region of Kherson, which is currently controlled by Russian forces. The head of the so-called military-civilian administration, Kirill Stremousov, said the region's residents:
"want guarantees that we will become a part of the Russian Federation. Residents of Kherson Region call upon... and want to hold a referendum as soon as possible, because they are afraid that Russia might leave."
Kiev threatens to use force against breakaway regions:
Senior officials in Kiev have dismissed as irrelevant plans for a number of current and former Ukrainian regions to hold referendums on whether to join Russia.

Andrey Yermak, President Vladimir Zelensky's chief of staff, described the proposed votes as "blackmail" by Moscow. "This is what fear of defeat looks like. The enemy is afraid and uses primitive manipulations," he said in a post on social media on Tuesday.

Yermak added that "Ukraine will solve the Russian question," insisting this could be done "only by force."

Foreign Minister Dmitry Kuleba also downplayed news of the upcoming referendums, dismissing the move as a sham. "Ukraine has every right to liberate its territories and will keep liberating them whatever Russia has to say," he tweeted.

Kiev previously threatened any person who takes part in such a plebiscite with criminal prosecution. Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said participants could be sent to prison for up to 12 years.
Donetsk and Lugansk are of prime importance to Russia, hence the military pullback to support and further their choice. Kiev threats? The Bear will undoubtedly protect its own.

UPDATE: Both Kherson and Zaporozhye regions have announced they will hold referendums on the same dates: September 23-27.
On Tuesday, a petition to put the question to a plebiscite was sent to Vladimir Saldo, who leads the administration in the [Kherson] region, which has mostly been under Russian control for months. The call came from a public council, which is tasked with representing the local people.

Earlier, the deputy-head of the military-civilian administration, Kirill Stremousov, said the region's residents "want guarantees that we will become a part of the Russian Federation."

Many people in Kherson "are afraid that Russia might leave," Stremousov said.

The Kherson civic chamber, which initiated the vote, cited constant attacks by Ukrainian forces as one of the key reasons for the region seeking to formally cede from Kiev. It said being formally accepted as a part of Russia would boost its security.

"We are certain that the initiative would be fully supported by the people of Kherson Region, and its addition to Russia would not only restore historic justice, but also open a new path towards the revival and reconstruction of our land and the return to genuine peaceful life," said Vladimir Ovcharenko, the chair of the civic chamber.
A petition calling on the [Zaporozhye] region's military-civilian administration to hold such a vote was issued on Tuesday by a local group tasked with representing the general public. They asked the region's authorities "to immediately organize a referendum on the issue of joining our region to the Russian Federation."

"We want certainty and a stable happy future for our homeland," the civic body's head, Vladimir Rogov, said during a gathering in the city of Melitopol. "We are ready to fulfill our right for self-determination and settle once and for all the issue of the territorial status of our region."

Later in the day, Evgeny Balitsky, the head of the region's military-civilian administration, issued an order to hold a general vote as requested, scheduling it for September 23 to 27.

Rogov acknowledged that people in the Kiev-controlled part of the region were unlikely to participate under the current circumstances. Voters there would risk retaliation from the Ukrainian government if they did, he explained.



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27 killed in China after bus taking them to Covid-19 quarantine facility crashes

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Bus to quarantine hotel • Pudong Airport, Shanghai
Twenty-seven people died en route to a Covid-19 quarantine facility when their bus crashed in southwest China on Sunday, local authorities said, in the country's deadliest road accident this year. The crash took place on a highway in rural Guizhou province when the vehicle carrying 47 people "flipped onto its side", Sandu county police said in a statement on social media.

Twenty people were being treated for injuries and emergency responders were dispatched to the scene in remote Qiannan prefecture, police said.

The Guizhou government confirmed later Sunday that the vehicle had been "transporting people linked to the epidemic to quarantine" from the provincial capital of Guiyang, and that the accident occurred around 2:40 am (1840 GMT).

"At present, on-site rescue work is basically completed, the treatment of the injured and aftercare of the deceased are being carried out in an orderly manner, and the cause of the accident is under investigation," the local government said in a social media statement.

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More veterans have died by suicide than the VA previously reported, new study shows

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Iraq war veteran couple Colleen Ryan and Jeff Hensley of the U.S. Navy comfort each other as they help set up U.S. flags on the National Mall on March 27, 2014, to represent veterans and service members who died by suicide.
A new report found that the number of suicides among former service members is 1.37 times greater in eight states than the VA reported from 2014 to 2018.

More military veterans died by suicide than the Department of Veterans Affairs had previously reported, a new study found.

The number of suicides among former service members is 1.37 times greater in eight states than the VA had reported from 2014 to 2018, according to a study released Saturday by America's Warrior Partnership (AWP), a national nonprofit organization that works to end veteran suicide.

Comment: There's one way of decreasing or preventing veteran suicides - by ending the US' immoral wars around the globe.

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Lawmakers: COVID relief funds paid for 'equity warriors,' CRT lessons in public schools

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Probe comes amid new data showing that during the pandemic national test scores declined the most in decades.

Top Republicans in the U.S. House are pursuing an investigation into reports that federal tax dollars designated for COVID-related learning loss were spent to promote "equity warriors," critical race theory programming and more at local schools.

The lawmakers point to billions of dollars spent across multiple pieces of legislation to help local schools deal with the pandemic, including $122 billion in the American Rescue Plan, $54.3 billion in the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act as well as $13.2 billion in the CARES Act for the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief fund (ESSER).

Comment: James Lindsay and Charlie Kirk were right when they said the left used the pandemic as a means to push their "totalising ideology." Following the money, once again, reveals the agenda.

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Canadian high school DEFENDS transgender teacher who wears enormous prosthetic breasts underneath tight T-shirt to class

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Kayla Lemieux is a Manufacturing Technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario.
A Canadian high school teacher has sparked controversy after pictures emerged of her wearing large breast prosthetics while teaching students.

Kayla Lemieux, a Manufacturing Technology teacher at Oakville Trafalgar High School in Ontario, has been pictured online teaching classes while wearing the huge prosthetics, which stretch her clothing and stick out prominently.

Ms Lemieux, who began transitioning from being male to a female a year ago, has gone viral online after students took photos and videos of the teacher, seemingly without her knowledge.

Comment: See also: Canadian biologically male teacher wears massive prosthetic breasts to school, apparently everyone is fine with it


USA

People power! Virginia overhauls transgender student policies on pronouns, bathrooms and sports

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Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin at a "Back to School" rally in Annandale, Va., on Aug. 31, 2022
FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va. — Virginia took a sharp turn on transgender student policies with new guidelines released on Sept. 16.

According to the new guidelines, public schools cannot affirm a student's gender without parents' written requests. In addition, bathroom and locker room use is to be based on students' sex, defined as the biological sex at birth. Student sports participation should be sex-based as well unless federal laws require otherwise.

The new policies are is a complete reversal of the previous guidelines, which define transgender as a student's "self-identifying term." Those rules, which took effect in March 2021 under former Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam, ask schools to consider not disclosing a student's gender identity to the parents "if a student is not ready or able to safely share" it with their family.

Comment: Its great to see parents finally fighting back against these insane policies. The school boards are riddled with individuals who want to indoctrinate kids with radical ideological beliefs on race and gender. These people should NOT be in charge of children's education:


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Iranian police claim woman arrested over hijab died of heart attack in custody - incident sparked protests

Mahsa Amini

The 22-year-old’s death after arrest for wearing an “inappropriate” hijab was an “unfortunate incident,” says Tehran police chief
The commander of Greater Tehran Police Hossein Rahimi has denied what he called "coward accusations" that a young woman who died in custody last week had been beaten up or otherwise tortured by officers. The Iranian Kurdish woman's death was an "unfortunate incident," the police chief insisted on Monday.

Mahsa Amini was detained by the so-called "morality police" last Tuesday after walking in a park in Tehran wearing a hijab that was deemed "inappropriate." The headscarf has been compulsory for women in the country since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.

Comment: The following footage claims to be of Mahsa in police custody and then suddenly collapsing:


It remains to be seen just what exactly led to Mahsa's death, but there has been a spike in cardiac related deaths across the planet since the experimental jab roll out, and being in high stress situation seems to be a compounding factor, and so, bearing the above alleged footage in mind, and until more data becomes available, the possibility is notable:

Footage of the protests:









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20,000 protest in Moldova demanding resignation of pro-West gov't, soaring inflation & energy prices

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Protesters in Chisinau, Moldova, set up a camp outside the government headquarters, aiming to remain there until the government of pro-West President Maia Sandu resigns.
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of the Moldovan capital Chisinau on Sunday, demanding the resignation of the pro-Western government over soaring inflation and skyrocketing energy prices.

Around 20,000 angry demonstrators rallied in the main square of the capital city, calling on President Maia Sandu and her government to resign, according to reports.

It was the largest anti-government demonstration in the small former Soviet state since Sandu was elected to office in 2020 on promises of rooting out corruption.

Comment: More footage:




Snowflake

Cool observation of mass hysteria

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Crowd Hysterics
When the so-called "Leader of the opposition" opposes protest against a new unelected head of state, out of respect for the previous unelected head of state, you know you live under totalitarianism.

Except almost all dictatorships do at least have the form of an election.
Indeed, some of the worst dictators in modern history have been genuinely elected, an unfortunate fact we generally prefer to elide.

Over a week of mob hysteria in the UK helps us to understand how.

The psychological phenomenon of societal emotional spasm is fairly well studied but still not necessarily fully explained. How we get to a stage where, in 2022, newspapers are seriously promoting as miraculous clouds that "look like the Queen", double rainbows or meteors, is a difficult question.

What is not in the doubt is the tendency of deluded mobs to turn on those who do not join in - and the capacity of the unscrupulous to exploit that power.

Attempts to intimidate people out of protesting against the monarchy appear broadly to have succeeded. We saw some hideous attacks on free speech over the last week, including people arrested for holding up placards, for peacefully expressing vocal dissent, or even for carrying eggs or blank pieces of paper.


Comment: See also:
Rest in peace: British monarch Queen Elizabeth II dies aged 96 after 7-decade reign