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'We cannot be silenced anymore': The new group fighting for women's rights in the face of trans militancy

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Is the trans lobby too influential and intimidating? A new grassroots organisation, Sovereign Women Speak, thinks so and aims to kick-start a global movement to reclaim female rights. Members outlined its vision to RT.

SWS is an important new group desperate for women's voices to be heard, rather than to be drowned out by militant trans activists, in the fight to ensure their rights are not further eroded.

Based in the US, it has members of all classes and ethnicities, but some have a serious problem - such is the current climate of intimidation, they feel compelled to remain anonymous for fear of ramifications.

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Huge explosion at Kazakh military base munitions store,12 dead, hundreds evacuated

Kazakh military base explosion

The emergencies ministry said that the scattering radius of the fragments was up to 1.25 miles. Above: The moment of the huge blast

Comment: Note that this incident occurred 13 days ago on the 27th of August.

Twelve people have died and at least 50 people have been injured following a series of explosions at an arms depot in southern Kazakhstan, the Central Asian country's emergencies ministry has said.

An official statement said emergency services workers and military staff were among victims of the blasts at an in the southern region of Jambyl yesterday.

Nearby villages were evacuated by authorities while emergency services attended to the wounded, and rail links to the city of Almaty were closed.

A video shared on the Telegram messaging app showed a column of smoke billowing from a fire before a powerful explosion sent flames shooting out.

Comment: Indeed, in recent months there have been numerous different fires and explosions and, whilst some may be due to human error, others may be due to more unusual occurrences, and, still others, may be due to sabotage; such as has been speculated about the following incidents: See this link for a more detailed list of other recent incidents: Massive gas explosion blows off front of residential building in Russia, 2 killed, 13 in hospital


Covid hospital bursts into flames after explosion in North Macedonia, at least 10 dead, dozens injured

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At least 10 people have been killed in a fire that engulfed a modular Covid-19 hospital in the town of Tetovo, North Macedonia. Reports indicate that the blaze erupted after an explosion rocked the building.

The fire broke out around 9pm local time (7pm GMT) and promptly swept through the makeshift hospital. Flames ravaging the building and thick black smoke billowing from the site could be seen from afar.

Comment: It could be due to faulty or badly set up equipment, human error, or, with it being Covid related, maybe even sabotage, but there's also the possibility that it's another one to add to the list of unusual explosions and fires recently. On the same day there were two other similar incidents, one in Russia, and one in the UK:


Facebook reads and shares WhatsApp private messages: report

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A new investigation revealed that moderators can read encrypted messages from WhatsApp.
Facebook's encrypted messaging service WhatsApp isn't as private as it claims, according to a new report.

The popular chat app, which touts its privacy features, says parent Facebook can't read messages sent between users. But an extensive report by ProPublica on Tuesday claims that Facebook is paying more than 1,000 contract workers around the world to read through and moderate WhatsApp messages that are supposedly private or encrypted.

What's more, the company reportedly shares certain private data with law enforcement agencies, such as the US Department of Justice.

The revelation comes after Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has repeatedly said that WhatsApp messages are not seen by the company.

"We don't see any of the content in WhatsApp," the CEO said during testimony before the US Senate in 2018.

Privacy is touted even when new users sign up for the service, with the app emphasizing that "your messages and calls are secured so only you and the person you're communicating with can read or listen to them, and nobody in between, not even WhatsApp."


One Flew Over the Kookaburra's Nest: Down Under is now a mental ward where the crazies are calling the shots over Covid

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© (L) "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" by Milos Forman, 1975; (R) AFP / DAVID GRAY
Reminiscent of Nurse Ratched in Ken Kesey's classic 1962 novel, Australian officials have completely lost the plot over the virus, as they rob citizens of their basic democratic and human rights in the name of protecting them.
Eight o'clock the walls whirr and hum into full swing. The speaker in the ceiling says, 'Medications,' using the Big Nurse's voice. - 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'
While George Orwell's dystopian novel '1984' remains the go-to work of literature for helping wrap one's brain around these increasingly mental times, Kesey's masterpiece 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest' has been relegated to the back of society's bookshelf. That's unfortunate, especially in the case of Australia, which appears to be hard at work penning the sequel.

The role of 'Big Nurse,' Kesey's tyrannical antagonist, who has an arsenal of medication at her disposal, would go to Australian health chief Dr. Kerry Chant. This medical authoritarian recently informed the 8.1 million locked-down subjects of New South Wales that Covid will be with us "forever" and people will have to just "get used to" rolling up their sleeves for endless booster shots.

Chant's grim assessment of Australia's future faced no challenges from other professionals, which should come as no surprise, since the act of expressing medical second opinions - a 'luxury' that doctors have enjoyed since at least the Middle Ages - has been outlawed.


My university sacrificed ideas for ideology. So today I quit

Peter Boghossian has taught philosophy at Portland State University for the past decade. In the letter below, sent this morning to the university's provost, he explains why he is resigning.

Peter Boghossian
Dear Provost Susan Jeffords,

​​I'm writing to you today to resign as assistant professor of philosophy at Portland State University.

Over the last decade, it has been my privilege to teach at the university. My specialties are critical thinking, ethics and the Socratic method, and I teach classes like Science and Pseudoscience and The Philosophy of Education. But in addition to exploring classic philosophers and traditional texts, I've invited a wide range of guest lecturers to address my classes, from Flat-Earthers to Christian apologists to global climate skeptics to Occupy Wall Street advocates. I'm proud of my work.

I invited those speakers not because I agreed with their worldviews, but primarily because I didn't. From those messy and difficult conversations, I've seen the best of what our students can achieve: questioning beliefs while respecting believers; staying even-tempered in challenging circumstances; and even changing their minds.

I never once believed nor do I now that the purpose of instruction was to lead my students to a particular conclusion. Rather, I sought to create the conditions for rigorous thought; to help them gain the tools to hunt and furrow for their own conclusions. This is why I became a teacher and why I love teaching.

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Massive gas explosion blows off front of residential building in Russia, 2 killed, 13 in hospital

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Emergency services in the Russian city of Noginsk raced to the scene of a colossal explosion at an apartment building in the early hours of Wednesday morning, with pictures and videos showing the devastation now emerging online.

Rescuers were called out after the explosion echoed through the streets at around 6.55am. They say it originated from a family apartment on the third floor of the building, and that as many as 30 other apartments had been damaged. Windows in neighboring houses were shattered, while shrapnel peppered cars parked outside.

Health officials in the city, located just outside the capital, Moscow, confirmed that at least thirteen people had been injured and that all victims had been hospitalized. Two victims are now understood to have died. Among those rescued from the building were two children aged between five and 11, who are understood to be in a stable condition and are receiving outpatient care.

Comment: Explosions and fires have been reported across much of the planet in recent months - not just in Russia - and one can't help but wonder, for at least some of them, is the cause the same? And just what exactly is causing them? See also: SOTT Exclusive: The growing threat of underground fires and explosions


Explosions and large industrial fire in Kidderminster, England - nearby residents evacuated

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Explosions were heard and an enormous industrial fire broke out at a factory in Kidderminster, England. With black smoke towering over the town, police have advised people to avoid the area and residents have been evacuated.

Fire crews were swiftly dispatched to an industrial unit in the Worcestershire town after explosions were reported on Wednesday afternoon.

Video footage showed what appeared to be a burning factory, with a column of smoke rising over residential neighbourhoods nearby. The scene has been described as "absolute chaos" by locals.

Comment: Other fires and explosions that occurred in just the last few months:


Ohio judge reverses court order that forced hospital to treat Covid patient with ivermectin

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Ivermectin tablets
An Ohio judge has reversed a court order that forced a local hospital to treat a Covid-19 patient with the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin.

On Monday, Judge Michael Oster of Butler county issued an order that sided with West Chester Hospital, citing a lack of "convincing evidence" that the drug - used in small doses in humans against external parasites such as headlice, and in larger doses for animals including cows and horses - could significantly improve the patient's condition.

The patient, Jeffrey Smith, was admitted to intensive care on 15 July. He has been on a ventilator since 1 August.

At a hearing on Thursday, Julie Smith, his wife, testified that neither she nor her husband were vaccinated against Covid-19. "We didn't feel confident [the vaccine] had been out long enough."

As Smith's condition deteriorated, his wife reached out to Fred Wagshul, a physician and founder member of the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance, a nonprofit that promotes ivermectin as a preventative treatment. According to Oster's order, Wagshul, who does not have medical privileges at West Chester Hospital, prescribed 21 days of the medication without having seen Jeffrey Smith.

Comment: There is a lot of support for ivermectin taken at an appropriate dosage. Once again, it is bias that passes for knowledge - especially from an uninformed court perspective.

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Study: COVID-19 reversed progress for Ohio women, more than 1M workers displaced

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Need versus Cost
A new study from an Ohio think tank shows disproportionate lay offs for low-paid workers, gender and race inequity, and "job destruction" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The report released this week by Policy Matters Ohio, titled the State of Working Ohio 2021, showed that inconsistencies in assistance from federal and state administrations limited the effectiveness of relief plans like unemployment assistance.

While the study also showed that financial injections like supplemental unemployment, aid packages and direct stimulus payments "likely prevented the recession from dragging on months longer" in the state, the fact that they were one-time deals or deals that were taken away before the pandemic's end brought progress to an end as well.

Comment: Who's calculating the 'Cost' Virus? Any vaccine for that?