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Former warden from Ghislaine Maxwell's NYC jail says she should be on suicide watch: It would be 'unimaginable' for her to escape justice

Ghislaine Maxwell
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Ghislaine Maxwell
Ghislaine Maxwell should be kept on suicide watch at her federal lockup in Brooklyn because her case is too explosive to risk her killing herself behind bars, a former warden of the jail told The Post Tuesday.

Cameron Lindsay, who served as the warden at the Metropolitan Detention Center for three years, said he wouldn't risk the possibility of her suicide because it would be "unimaginable" for her to escape the justice system.

"She allegedly knows a great deal of information about a multitude of potential co-defendants in the actions against Jeffrey Epstein," Lindsay said.


Bad Guys

North Carolina gov't website crashes due to influx of parents filing to homeschool

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The increasing willingness of parents in North Carolina to homeschool their children has led to the online system for filing a Notice of Intent to Establish a Home School being temporarily overwhelmed. "The system is not currently available due to an overwhelming submission of Notices of Intent (NOI)," the website explained to visitors in the evening hours of July 1.

"It will be back online as soon as possible," stated the North Carolina Department of Administration, to which the Division of Non-Public Education belongs. "We apologize for any inconvenience as we work to process NOIs as quickly as possible."

Robert Bortins, CEO of Classical Conversations, an organization active within the homeschooling movement, told North State Journal, "Families are uncertain if the public schools will be able to serve their families needs for school this fall. The pandemic schooling at home gave them the opportunity to see that they could homeschool, and now they are choosing to do it intentionally."

Bizarro Earth

Texas students mandated to wear face masks at school by state agency

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A second grade student wears a mask while reading a book during Freedom School, a six-week summer academic enrichment program for Marin County students held at Bayside Martin Luther King Jr. Academy in Marin City, Calif. Tuesday, June 23, 2020. Sausalito and Marin City schools have implemented safety measures such as temperature checks, providing masks and keeping six feet of distance in order to bring kids back for summer school programs. They hope to bring students back in the fall using these same precautions.
The Texas Education Agency released guidance that addresses what districts must do if there is a positive case among a person who is on campus.

Students over 10 years old will be required to wear face masks and parents will be able to switch their children to online learning as the year progresses, according to new guidelines released by the Texas Education Agency on Tuesday.

Many districts in North Texas have been awaiting guidance from the agency as school is set to begin in less than 40 days for thousands of students.

The state education agency says face masks will be required in school buildings, with the exceptions listed in Gov. Greg Abbott's executive order, as long as the order remains in place. Districts can also add their own face mask requirement "for adults or students for whom it is developmentally appropriate," the TEA said.

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Bitter victory: Open letter against cancel culture was a ray of hope... until some signatories canceled themselves

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Recently, dozens of scholars, authors, and others signed an open letter against cancel culture. Not even 24 hours later, some rescinded because of "other people on the list," handing 'cancel culture' a bitterly ironic victory.

On July 7, Harper's Magazine published a piece called 'A Letter on Justice and Open Debate'. It is a bold letter that calls for less censorship and more exchange of ideas, which flies in the face of modern cancel culture (which those involved in try to pretend doesn't exist). It is signed by dozens of academics, authors, and journalists who support the idea that cancel culture is the antithesis to a liberal society.

And then a bunch of them distanced themselves from it because "they didn't know THAT person had signed it."



Italian far-left anarchist terrorist arrested in France

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Italian far-left anarchist terrorist Roberto Cropo has been arrested in the French city of Saint-Étienne. He is believed to be a member of a terrorist cell that carried out a bombing in Rome in 2017.

The arrest of the 34-year-old suspected terrorist comes as part of a larger law enforcement operation in several countries named Operation Bialystok that saw six other far-left suspected terrorists arrested in Italy and Spain.

All of those arrested are believed to be members of the Santiago Maldonado Cell of the Informal Anarchist Federation (FAI), which took responsibility for a 2017 bombing on a police barracks in Rome in December of that year, France Bleu reports.



I was born in New York, and I've never seen the city so scared and uninhabitable. I fear we're on the brink of a second civil war

The City Hall Autonomous Zone
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The City Hall Autonomous Zone protest to defund the New York Police Department (NYPD) in Manhattan, New York City
Residents are fearful to go out after dark. The police are afraid to patrol, and violent crime, murder and looting are rampant, while businesses are collapsing. And war has already been declared on our values and culture.

The world is under attack from a well-organised and well-funded group of anarchists who have launched an ideological cultural revolution to further globalism. The BLM movement, the riots, looting, protests and Covid-19 are all about partisan politics and the 2020 presidential election.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors summarized: "We are trained Marxists. We are super-versed on, sort of, ideological theories... Our goal is to get Trump out of the White House." I believe black lives matter. But I'm not convinced that black lives are the first priority of the #BLM movement.

We need to learn lessons from our country's past without romanticising that past. Every civil society needs baselines. Those baselines have to include a colour-blind meritocracy and the rule of law applied equally to everyone. Democracy, liberty, freedom and due process have to be afforded to the entire citizenry. Equality for all is necessary! Each individual has the right to celebrate history or not, but no one can rewrite or erase history and destroy statues or cultural artefacts.

Antifa's tyrannical fascist fanatics, aka the mob, seek to erase history and historical figures just like ISIS and the Nazis. The Antifa mob is political and seems to be an extension of the Democratic Party: a Democratic militia. The Democratic Party refuses to denounce Antifa or the violence its thugs are perpetrating.

Comment: And by "legacy politicians" the author is also referring to New York's authoritarian governor Andrew Cuomo, who has also had a big hand in destroying New York City:

Brick Wall

UK hate law 'may criminalise comedy'

Roddy Dunlop
The QC Roddy Dunlop argued that protection against “stirring up hatred” could have a chilling effect.
Changes to hate crime laws threaten to criminalise comedians who tell the classic "Scotsman, Irishman and Englishman go to a pub" joke, a leading QC has claimed.

Roddy Dunlop, QC, vice-dean of the Faculty of Advocates, said plans to expand legislation to include "stirring up hatred" — as well as more protection for victims of prejudice on the basis of age, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or gender — could impede free speech.

"How many stand-up comedians will feel comfortable telling any jokes if this law is passed?" he said. "People could complain that the joke discriminates against Scottish people's national identity. We worry it will be too wide and too much of a curb on freedom of expression"


George Floyd's harrowing final moments revealed in new transcripts as rookie cop asks court to dismiss manslaughter case

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An image of George Floyd in New York City, New York, US, June 26, 2020.
Transcripts of body camera videos reveal that the officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd's neck was dismissive of the man's pleas for help. One cop charged in the incident has petitioned the court to dismiss his case.

The footage, taken from body cameras worn by officers Thomas Lane and J. Alexander Kueng, reportedly shows Floyd pleading for his life in the minutes before he became unresponsive.

"You're going to kill me, man," the Minneapolis resident said, according to a transcript of Lane's body camera video.

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Arrow Down

'The purge will only accelerate': Stefan Molyneux suspended from Twitter just days after receiving YouTube ban

Stefan Molyneux
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Conservative firebrand Stefan Molyneux has had his Twitter account suspended, just a week after he was banned from YouTube. His removal from the platform comes amid a growing debate over free speech on social media.

The ban came without warning, Molyneux claimed during a livestream in which he discussed the development. "It's nice to see that Twitter is talking to tech journalists before they would talk to me," he said. The popular right-wing pundit and intellectual suggested that he was removed from the platform after promoting a new essay that outlines his values and beliefs. "It's not hard to understand why powerful people might not want you to read what I wrote below," reads a note at the top of the essay, in which he announced his removal from Twitter.

Molyneux argued that the campaign to deplatform conservative voices has started to "energize" conservatives and that his ban demonstrates "who has the power and who doesn't have the power."

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Eye 1

City of Seattle teaches white employees to 'undo their whiteness' in bizarre 'diversity training' sessions

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If a white employee speaks too much, that’s "imposition" or "paternalism." If a white employee speaks too little, "silence" is also "violence."
Seattle conducted a training session for the city's white employees, titled "Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness."

Christopher Rufo, a City Journal editor, investigated the city's internal agenda through a public records request.

Rufo found out that Seattle's "diversity trainers" inform white participants that "objectivity," "individualism," "and intellectualization" are all subconscious indications of "internalized racial oppression."

He pointed out the self-defeating contradictions white employees face if they concede to this segregated list of affirmations. If a white employee speaks too much, that's "imposition" or "paternalism." If a white employee speaks too little, "silence" is also "violence."

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