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Twitter slags IDF soldier after his MOM sues Ben & Jerry's for pulling son's 'preferred' ice cream from Occupied Palestinian territory

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An Israel Defense Forces soldier is attempting to sue Ben & Jerry's for withdrawing its ice cream from sale in Israeli-occupied Palestinian territory, arguing that he's been deprived from his "preferred" dessert.

The complaint was filed by the 20-year-old soldier's mother, Adv. Orly Ben Ami, on his behalf, and it claims the man will be unfairly denied the ice cream while on military patrol in the occupied territories, Ynetnews reported.

"The Ben & Jerry's brand ice cream is his preferred one," read the complaint, which claimed his "military service requires him to have long and frequent drives in the territories, and often time he purchased ice cream in different businesses."

Comment: Who knew ice cream would be such a great BDS publicity tool in the fight against Israel's apartheid state?


Freedom Rally: Thousands protest vaccines & Covid passports in London, cite violation of Nuremberg Code

© Reuters / Beresford Hodge
Anti-lockdown and anti-vaccination activists rallied in multiple British cities against the vaccine passport initiative. In London, one of the speakers triggered a major controversy by likening NHS staff to Nazi doctors.

Thousands of people gathered at Trafalgar Square in London on Saturday for the 'Freedom Rally', to protest the restrictive measures introduced amid the Covid-19 pandemic. Demonstrators flooded almost the entire square, holding placards and banners reading: "No to forced testing" and "No to forced vaccination."

Comment: It is clear that many people across the globe are NOT happy with the prospect of mandatory vaccination, health passports, and the progressive move toward a medical police state. Over the past few days, there have been protests in hundreds of cities:


Connecticut university system throws professor under the bus for challenging 1619 Project

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Leaders conspicuously left out Jay Bergman's academic freedom and tenure rights in responding to controversy.

Central Connecticut State University history professor Jay Bergman tried to convince his state's public schools to exclude the 1619 Project from their history curricula, questioning its sweeping claims that "white racism" drove America's independence from Britain.

At least one superintendent among more than 200 he contacted objected to Bergman's efforts, as did several of his history colleagues and other CCSU faculty. His department chair scolded Bergman for using his university email address and affiliation, and another professor demanded his formal censure, according to an investigation by NBC Connecticut.

Comment: The comments of Turley above are particularly on point - professors are encouraged to use their titles and to speak on controversial issues, so the complaints leveled against Bergman are obviously motivated by the fact that they don't like what he had to say.

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Conservative children's publisher Brave Books debuts with 'Elephants Are Not Birds'

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© Helayne Seidman for NY Post
Brave Books' debut "Elephants Are Not Birds" is an unapologetic rebuke of transgender acceptance and the growing number of young people identifying as trans, says author Ashley St. Clair.
A new conservative publishing house wants to get the "wokeness" out of bedtime.

Launching this week, Brave Books will focus exclusively on stories for kids, and offers parents "a conservative alternative to the current cultural activism that our children are being taught in schools, in the entertainment they watch and the books they read," according to their website.

Company CEO Trent Talbot, who had his first child a little more than a year ago, conceived of Brave Books when, he said, he started to notice "that there is a real war going on for the hearts and minds of our kids. And everywhere I looked was propaganda," the Montgomery, Texas-based dad told The Post.

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Federal prosecutors are branding non-violent Jan 6 defendants as 'terrorists' to pursue harsher sentences

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Federal prosecutors are attempting to pursue harsher sentences for those arrested for non-violent crimes in connection with the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by branding them as terrorists while acknowledging their actions don't meet the legal definition of terrorism.

Court documents first flagged by independent journalist Michael Tracey from the case of Paul Hodgkins, the first Jan. 6 rioter convicted of a felony to be sentenced, show U.S. Attorney Mona Sedky saying that "we are framing this in the context of domestic terrorism," even though his actions do not meet any legal definition of terrorism.

"January 6th was an act of domestic terrorism," Sedky said at Hodgkins' sentencing hearing. "And we concede that Mr. Hodgkins himself is not under the legal definition a domestic terrorist, we're not assuming he is. But he was part and parcel of an act of domestic terrorism that was going on around him, and that context is relevant when the Court is deciding how to sentence him."

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China seethes at NBC for showing 'incomplete' map missing Taiwan during Olympic opening ceremony

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Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials are furious with NBC Universal for showing an "incomplete" map of the country during Friday's opening ceremony at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

As Chinese athletes entered the Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, the NBC broadcast displayed a map of China that did not include Taiwan or the South China Sea as recognized parts of Chinese territory. The CCP considers both territories to be a rightful part of their country, despite that claim being disputed by various members of the international community.


Jabs under duress: How Moscow's mayor is coercing compliance

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With Moscow's hospitals facing unprecedented strain not seen since six months ago, Mayor Sergey Sobyanin has done away with antiquated notions of bodily autonomy and free commerce in order to save the city. Please clap.

Muscovites collectively breathed a sigh of relief when Sobyanin announced last month that due to rising Covid hospitalizations, millions of residents would no longer be trusted with making personal medical decisions for themselves. In sectors such as transport, hospitality and leisure, businesses would need to meet a 60% vaccination quota among employees or risk exorbitant fines.

A few days later, the mayor announced the creation of now-defunct 'Covid-free' zones for double-dosed VIPs and Covid-conscious residents: Under the short-lived scheme, those who were fully vaccinated, or had recovered from the virus over the past 6 months, or were able to produce a negative PCR test from the last 72 hours, were eligible to receive a QR code granting them exclusive access to indoor seating in bars and restaurants. Those without these health IDs — the lepers — were banished to outdoor seating areas.

When he unveiled this pioneering public health policy last month, Sobyanin had insisted that the digital health passes would be "necessary to keep people alive." But starting from July 19 they will no longer be required. They never really caught on and, as a result, nearly 200 businesses in Moscow closed in under 3 weeks.


16 civilians killed in suspected ADF Islamist militia attack in DR Congo


Congolese troops patrolling the highway from Beni to the Ugandan border. The road and its surrounding villages have suffered several dozen ADF attacks since last December
Suspected members of a notorious Islamist militia killed 16 people as they were returning from a weekly market in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), local and medical sources said Friday.

The dead from the ambush on Thursday evening included six women and a child, all of whom were shot, Jerome Munyambethe, head of the hospital in the town of Oicha, told AFP.

"We have 16 bodies in the hospital morgue," town mayor Nicolas Kikuku said.

Comment: From 2015: Sott Exclusive: Western civilization's legacy in the Congo, and the spirit of Che


Florida Governor DeSantis hints at special session to fight school mask mandates: We're not doing that in Florida!

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down Thursday on his opposition to mask mandates for public-school students during the COVID-19 pandemic, saying he would call for a special legislative session if the federal government moves toward requiring masks in schools.
"There's been talk about potentially people advocating at the federal level, imposing compulsory masks on kids. We're not doing that in Florida, OK? We need our kids to breathe."
DeSantis made the remarks while in Fort Pierce for a ceremonial bill signing with House Speaker Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor. DeSantis said he and Sprowls would back a special session if the federal government requires masks in schools, adding that Florida districts will keep masks optional for students.
"As of right now, all the school districts are going in that direction. But there is going to be, it looks like, a campaign from Washington to try to change that. I've talked to Chris Sprowls, if we need to bring (lawmakers) back in to be able to do something from the legislative perspective, he's all in."

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Sean Hannity clarifies stance on coronavirus shots: 'I never told anyone to get a vaccine'

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Fox News host Sean Hannity, taping a show
Fox News host Sean Hannity denied Thursday night that he said viewers should get vaccinated against COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, and ripped "idiots in the media mob" for reporting otherwise.

Mr. Hannity said during his cable show:
"I never told anyone to get a vaccine. I've been very clear. I am simply not qualified. I am not a medical doctor."
Mr. Hannity, one of the country's most well-known conservative media personalities, made headlines this week after delivering a dialogue imploring his audience to "please take COVID seriously." Mr. Hannity said Monday night:
"Please take COVID seriously. I can't say it enough. Enough people have died. We don't need any more deaths. It absolutely makes sense for many Americans to get vaccinated."

Comment: Same schtick - different approach. Facts don't apply.