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Hong Kong riot police disperse protesters after days of standoff near Polytechnic University - Updates

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Riot police began dispersing protesters in Hong Kong after several days of a standoff near the Polytechnic University.

Hundreds of protesters have erected barricades outside Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and encamped inside. Police have been trying to get the protesters to leave the building, their previous attempts to storm the campus led to fierce clashes.

Large crowds of protesters, meanwhile, have gathered on nearby roadways, shouting "Save PolyU!"

Comment: Acts by protesters are growing increasingly vicious - RT reports that an ambulance was ambushed in Kowloon after a young demonstrator with a head injury was arrested, prompting protesters to hurl rocks and bricks at officers inside the vehicle.

Homemade explosive devices have also been found inside the university:

In an attempt to stave off the chaos a new police chief has been assigned who's calling on the public to end support for the rioting:
Hong Kong's new police chief has taken aim at "fake news" which he claimed has fueled heated protests in the city and harmed the reputation of his officers. He urged locals to reject all violent action.

The new police commissioner, Chris Tang, gave his first-ever press conference soon after he was sworn in on Tuesday, stating "enough is enough" in a city wracked by six months of chaotic protests.

"Whatever your beliefs, do not glorify and put up with the violence," he said, addressing all Hong Kongers. "Do not let the mob further motivate themselves and become more radicalised."

Tang, who is now in charge of 30,000 officers, said the police alone could not put an end to the chaotic protests, and called on residents to vocally "condemn" violence.

"If everyone had come out earlier to condemn the violence, society would not have turned into this state in five months," Tang told the South China Morning Post. "We can only end the unrest with society's condemnation, reflection by the rioters, plus our appropriate tactics."

Tang's promotion comes on the heels of a decision in a Hong Kong court to strike down a facemask ban enacted last month in hopes of making protesters easier to identify. Though the police and government signaled they would abide by the ruling and suspend enforcement of the law, Beijing's parliament weighed in soon after, insisting the move was null and void and that Hong Kong's courts had no right to rule on the question. It is unclear how the law will be enforced going forward.

As the new police chief spoke at his debut presser, about 100 protesters remained barricaded inside the Hong Kong Polytechnic University after one of the most violent weeks of clashes yet. Hundreds of protesters, many of them students, occupied the university last week in the city's latest mass demonstration, prompting running battles with security forces as they tried to escape a police cordon around the school.
In other areas of Hong Kong, some protestors are getting seriously injured by their own bombs:
Petrol bombs have become a key weapon in the demonstrators' arsenal, but the improvised incendiary devices don't always hit their intended target. One video appears to show a protester enveloped in flames, after a petrol bomb misfired. The activist falls to the ground as bystanders scream. Protesters rush to his aid as they try to put out the flames using umbrellas.


Ex-NBC correspondent Dr. Bruce Hensel arrested for asking 9-year-old daughter of friend for sexual photos

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Dr. Bruce Hensel
An Emmy-winning former medical correspondent for NBC was arrested for allegedly asking a 9-year-old girl to send him sexually explicit photos, according to new reports.

Dr. Bruce Hensel, 71, was charged Wednesday with asking the daughter of a friend through an online messaging app for the photos in August, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Hensel, who worked as the on-air chief medical correspondent for NBC New York and Los Angeles, faces one felony count of contact with a minor for sexual purposes.

The Los Angeles Police Department launched an investigation into Hensel after they learned he and the girl shared inappropriate messages and photos. Hensel's home in the Pacific Palisades was searched on Oct. 16 as per a search warrant.

He was booked into the Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Detention Center and his bail was set at $5,000. His arraignment will be at a later date.

Comment: But how many instances of this evil still get swept under the proverbial rug?! Given the very high instances of pedophilic abuse in the West, it would seem that Hensel's arrest is the exception - and not the rule.

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A massive scandal: How Assange, his doctors, lawyers and visitors were all spied on for the US


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La Repubblica has had access to the video and audio recordings of the Spanish company, UC Global, which spied on the WikiLeaks founder, his team of journalists and all of us who visited Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy for the last seven years. Video footage and audio recordings reveal an appalling violation of privacy. All the information gathered by UC Global was sent to US intelligence.

It sounds like a James Bond movie, but it really happened. Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks journalists and every single lawyer, reporter, politician, artist and physician who visited the founder of WikiLeaks at the Ecuadorian embassy over the last seven years was subjected to systematic espionage. Meetings and conversations were recorded and filmed, and all the information was sent to US intelligence. Sometimes the espionage operations were truly off the wall: at one point spies even planned to steal the diaper of a baby brought to visit Assange inside the embassy. The purpose? To gather the baby's feces and perform a DNA test to establish whether the newborn was a secret son of Julian Assange.

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Ian56: Twitter has suspended me for telling the truth about Nikki Haley, and because I was getting too much traction

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I will not be able to post any new tweets, or Retweet anyone else for a week.

My account remains viewable online and my tweets can still be retweeted or replied to: https://twitter.com/Ian56789

At the time I was suspended I was getting a lot of traction reporting on the latest Gilets Jaunes protests - today is their One Year Anniversary. The Gilets Jaunes protests are being censored by Western media.

Yellow Vest

National Secretary of Firefighter Union: Many firefighters are ready to join Yellow Vests

French professional firefighters are seeking to expand their protest movement with a new series of actions starting in the first week of December, says Remy Chabbouh, national secretary of the Firefighter Union of the South. He has explained why many of his colleagues want to join the yellow vests.
Yellow Vests' Protest
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Yellow Vests' Protest
On 16 November, the yellow vests took to the streets marking the first anniversary of the movement that was triggered by the proposed hike in fuel prices and swiftly morphed into a nation-wide action against Paris' economic policies, tax reforms, and social inequalities.

The protesters were confronted by riot police using tear gas and water cannons. Over 100 people were arrested in Paris, where violent rioters smashed windows and ransacked historical monuments.

The year-long protests forced the government into taking conciliatory measures, announced by French President Emmanuel Macron in April 2019. The proposed measures included the elimination of the fuel tax that became the trigger for the protests, middle-class tax cuts, increasing scrutiny of tax evasion schemes and reinvestment the country's in local administrations. However, the concessions failed to upend the protest movement.

Meanwhile, on 14 November, thousands of healthcare workers took to the streets in France's capital and other cities with the slogan "Save public hospitals" being joined by French professional firefighters who have been protesting for several months. In June 2019 seven unions, representing 85 percent of the professional firefighters informed France's Interior Minister Christophe Castaner about the forthcoming action citing problems with the emergency services.


Remember that time Mark Zuckerberg admitted to congress that Facebook censors vaccine safety information?

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Facebook owner Mark Zuckerberg testified before the House Financial Services Committee in the U.S. Congress on October 23, 2019.

One of the Representatives who questioned Mr. Zuckerberg was Florida Congressman Bill Posey.

Congressman Posey addressed Mr. Zuckerberg with the following:

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The Don Cherry-Jess Allen double standard is awakening Canada's silent majority

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Comment: For background on the Don Cherry "scandal" currently dominating Canadian headlines, see: Canada's identity crisis: Wokeness clashes with WWI remembrance in Don Cherry scandal

Shortly after Don Cherry's comments emerged and the leftist elites started ginning up controversy about it, I pointed out that the vast silent majority of Canadians agree with the sentiments Cherry was expressing.

Cherry himself pointed that out himself when he spoke to some of the media following his firing.

And it became very clear how much support Cherry had as social media exploded with expressions of backing for Cherry, and outrage towards his totally unjustified firing.

Comment: That the normally meek and accepting Canadians have had enough and are pushing back really says something the level of hypocrisy the mainstream media has pushed things. It will be interesting to see how this story develops.


Fans see betrayal as Chick-fil-A bends the knee to LGBT pressure

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Protest outside a Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Decatur, Georgia in 2012.
Being a fast-food company in 2019 America seems to be more about politics than fried chicken. Chick-fil-A's decision to cave to liberal demands has angered its Christian customer fan base, while earning it no points with critics.

The Atlanta, Georgia-based company has been known as much for its fried chicken sandwiches as for its public embrace of Christian values - which led to boycotts and hostility from LGBTQ groups and social justice activists, but translated into growth and profits driven by loyal fans of both the food and the message.

"You too, Chick-fil-A?" was their collective response on Monday, when the company announced it will stop donating to the Salvation Army and Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

"Shame, shame on you," wrote American Conservative's Rod Dreher. "You had no reason to capitulate. But you did."


Georgian riot police clear anti-govt rally blocking parliament in Tbilisi


Riot police disperse opposition supporters during a protest rally in front of the parliament building in Tbilisi on November 18.
Riot police in Tbilisi have used water cannons on protesters who were blocking the entrance to parliament and arrested several people demanding early elections.

The violence broke as hundreds of demonstrators were gathered for a fourth day on November 18 to protest parliament's rejection of constitutional amendments on the transition to a proportional electoral system when riot police moved in.

Live broadcasts from the scene showed demonstrators huddled in large groups as they were sprayed with water.

Comment: More on the protest from RT:
Massive protests gripped the Georgian capital last week as people took to the streets demanding a snap election. The unease was sparked by the ruling party's flip-flopping on electoral reform. Initially, the Georgian Dream Party, which has an absolute majority in the legislature, supported the proposed changes but later backtracked on its decision and the legislation was defeated in a vote on Thursday, provoking public indignation.

During the rallies, people blocked a major city highway - Rustaveli Avenue - running through the center of Tbilisi and blocked the parliament, preventing MPs from entering the building. Some demonstrators set up tents right in front of the legislature. The parliament gates were also reportedly sealed with a chain and a padlock.

Law enforcement repeatedly called on the demonstrators to disperse. The appeal was rejected by the opposition-led сrowds who claimed they will leave only once their demands are met.

Protesters sought to resist as they formed a human chain, with officers using force and pelting people with water as a result.

The standoff spiraled into brief scuffles between both sides. Moving in tight formation, police soon managed to drive the crowds away from the parliament gates, allowing the emergency services to unseal it by cutting through the chain with pliers.

Still, people were apparently determined to stand their ground and remained at the square right
For insight the events unfolding, check out: US preparing for another color revolution: Georgia 2020

Cow Skull

New Zealand hunter gets death threats for Instagram pics and videos with dead, dying animals

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Not everyone is a fan of this mom's lifestyle.

A mother of three from New Zealand claims she has faced death threats for sharing pictures of her hunting trips, which often show her carrying an animal's carcass following a hunt. However, the woman, 29, says she and her family eat the animals they hunt because they're opposed to eating meat from a factory farm.

Lucy Rose Jaine first started hunting when she met her partner, The Sun reports. Since then, she's fallen in love with the outdoors. She and her family go hunting about five to eight times per month.

They mainly hunt wild pigs, but they'll also hunt deer, goats, wallabies and other animals. She uses the animals that she kills to feed her family, explaining that she prefers not to rely on factory-farmed meat.

"I like that we can teach our children how to hunt their own food," she told The Sun.