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GOP congressman's son claims 'assault' by socialist 'thugs'at North Carolina university

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The son of Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.) says he was "assaulted" with spray paint Monday night.
The son of a North Carolina congressman claims he was assaulted Monday by members of a leftist organization on campus while promoting a Charlie Kirk event scheduled to take place on Wednesday.

Jack Bishop, son of Rep. Dan Bishop (R-N.C.), told Campus Reform Tuesday that he was spray-painted in the face and eye during an incident in North Carolina State University's "Free Expression Tunnel," which is used as a space for organizations to express "their thoughts and feelings about anything--from 'Happy Birthday' to announcing club and organization meetings," according to the university website.

"I would really hope that [she] would think before harassing a conservative group in a coordinated effort like this"

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'What's a girl seeking, alone at night?' German mayor's 'victim-blaming' blasted as immigrants accused of gang-raping teenager

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Migrants wait in line to register in Berlin, Germany, October 12, 2015.
The mayor of a German city was forced to apologize for his comments about a shocking gang rape case, which has drawn a new wave of criticism toward the country's lax immigration laws.

The crime occurred in the city of Ulm in the southwestern Baden-Wurttemberg state on Halloween but police only reported it this week. The 14-year-old victim was walking late and met with a group of teenage boys and men in their early 20s, one of whom she knew. She agreed to go to the home of one of the suspects and was gang-raped there.

Three suspects were subsequently arrested, while two more remain at large. At least two of them were confirmed by police to be asylum-seekers but their nationality or country of origin was not revealed.

Mayor Gunter Czisch was "shocked" by the crime, telling Sudwest Presse that "Ulm is a safe city but there is no such thing as absolute security." The official then quickly made something of a detour, to ostensibly chastise the girl's parents.


Michael Avenatti, aka 'creepy porn lawyer', charged with extortion and wire fraud in Nike case

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Michael Avenatti
On Wednesday, a grand jury charged disgraced pornstar lawyer Michael Avenatti with extortion and wire fraud. The revised indictment dropped a conspiracy charge against Avennati but added an additional count of wire fraud.

According to the indictment, Avenatti threatened to hold a damaging press conference on the eve of Nike's quarterly earnings report and the start of the NCAA's men's college basketball tournament unless Nike agreed to pay Avenatti around $25 million in payments. Avenatti said he was representing a youth basketball coach who had evidence that Nike employees had concealed unauthorized payments to families of top high school basketball players. The U.S. Attorney's Office had recently opened a criminal investigation into a competitor of Nike's for similarly concealing payments to families of high school athletes.

Comment: Gateway Pundit adds some details:
As previously reported, Avenatti was arrested in New York on federal extortion charges, Nicolas Biase, with the United States Attorney's Office, Southern District of New York announced in March of this year.

Avenatti was arrested on charges related to a $20 million extortion scheme of Nike, according to federal authorities.

A criminal complaint against Avenatti says he
"devised a scheme to extort a company by means of an interstate communication by threatening to damage the company's reputation if the company did not agree to make multi-million dollar payments to Avenatti and [co-conspirator], and further agree to pay an additional $1.5 million to a client of Avenatti's."
Federal prosecutors in Los Angeles announced separate charges of wire fraud and bank fraud against Avenatti in March of this year as well.

According to reports, Avenatti faces 50+ years in prison if convicted on charges of wire fraud and extortion in just one of the cases against him.
What a resume Mr. Avenatti has achieved. And to think the man was delusional enough to annouce a presidential bid.

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Hypocrisy much? Media glorifies 'medieval ingenuity' of Hong Kong protesters, while branding French Yellow Vests as 'rioters'

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Universities across Hong Kong are shuttering their doors and foreign students fleeing the chaos, as protesters hurl bricks, fire javelins, construct “watchtowers” and start fires on campuses.
As anti-China protesters transform Hong Kong universities into "weapons factories" and arm themselves with petrol bombs, mainstream media is increasingly impressed by their ingenious and "novel" methods of taking on riot police.

Universities across Hong Kong are shuttering their doors and foreign students fleeing the chaos, as protesters hurl bricks, fire javelins, construct "watchtowers" and start fires on campuses, insisting that they have "no choice" but to resort to the most violent methods.

Comment: RT adds that the barbarity exhibited by the protesters has inspired their supporters in London. A gang attacked Hong Kong's justice secretary Teresa Cheng Yeuk-wah while she was in London to promote a Chinese business hub as a venue for conflict resolution. Cheng suffered "serious bodily harm" in the altercation and the UK Chinese Embassy said the incident showed that the "violent and lawless perpetrators" behind the protests were now affecting other nations. Footage of the incident recorded on Twitter:

See also: Democrazis run rampage in Hong Kong - Police chief warns 'society on brink of total breakdown'


Blockchain 'to challenge American hegemony over world finance' in next 5-7 years, analyst tells Boom Bust

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Chinese blockchain firm OneConnect has filed for an initial public offering (IPO) in the United States, seeking to raise $100 million. The company deals with financial technology, including artificial intelligence.

RT's Boom Bust is joined by Jeffrey Tucker from the American Institute for Economic Research, who says the news is "very exciting."

"We're living at a time when blockchain technology is going mainstream, and with that come good things and bad things," says Tucker.

According to him, blockchain technology is "awesome" as it provides "50,000 transactions per second with 'permissionless,' effortless results."


If you felt Disney's Frozen didn't have enough climate & toxic masculinity propaganda for your kid, you'll LOVE its new sequel

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The shiniest new weapon in Disney's all-out woke culture war, Frozen 2, which comes out later this month, will teach your toddler to be a better man and encourage you to buy that electric car. Will that make for a good cartoon?

The first Frozen came out six years ago and it was met with near-universal praise and acclaim. Yes, some thought it had a subversive feminist and possibly even pro-LGBT agenda. The idea of Elsa's dangerous powers being repressed in secret was awfully reminiscent of the X-Men films, a comic book franchise embraced by pretty much every minority group that feels ostracized in some way. But, aside from some whispers here and there, almost everybody enjoyed the original Frozen. That was six years ago. Before Trump, Brexit, and #MeToo happened.


Suspect in 'Potomac River Rapist' cold case arrested

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Genealogy websites and a cheek swab enabled U.S. Marshals to arrest a man suspected of being the "Potomac River Rapist," who terrorized the nation's capital in the 1990s.

News outlets report 60-year-old Giles Daniel Warrick is now awaiting extradition from Horry County, South Carolina. He's accused of raping 10 women and killing one of them between 1991 and 1998 in Washington, D.C. and its surrounding suburbs.

Authorities said DNA evidence matched family profiles in genealogy services, enabling investigators to narrow their search after interviewing Warrick's relatives.

"This man terrorized our community," D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham told The Washington Post.

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While the IDF kills Palestinians #IndiaStandsWithIsrael trends

India has an extensive economic, military, and strategic relationship with Israel. Tel Aviv is the second largest supplier of military equipment to New Delhi after Russia.
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Amid continuous airstrikes by the Israel Defense Force (IDF) on Gaza over the past few days, a massive number of Indians are expressing their solidarity with Israel while tweeting with the hashtag #IndiawithIsrael and #IndiaStandWithIsrael.

People including some prominent faces in Indian social circles claimed that all Indians must express their support for Israel, as the Jewish nation has always stood behind India during every crisis.

"Time to stand with Israel and IDF. Pray for the safety of citizens of Israel", Anshul Saxena, who describes himself as news junkie, tweeted.

Expressing fury against human right activists, he said over 200 rockets were fired by terrorists towards Israel but no one raised their voice against these strikes.

Comment: The Indians supporting Israel have lost the plot on identifying who is the real terrorist in this conflict. 34 Palestinians were killed "almost half of them civilians and including eight children and three women" across Gaza.


'Evil forces never stop attempts to smear God's servants': Patriarch Kirill urges all religions to unite in combating terrorism

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Patriarch Kirill
A war is being waged against traditional religions. It goes on in cities and villages, in information space and, most importantly, in the minds of the people, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, warned.

"Enormous resources are being used for information wars nowadays. We, religious figures, are accustomed to constant attacks. The forces of evil never give up on attempts to smear those, who dedicated their lives to serving God," the Patriarch said as he took the stage at the Summit of World Religious Leaders in Baku.

The most alarming thing is that the younger generation is the one being made to fight on the frontlines of this war. The recruiters of the extremist groups take advantage of their lack of experience and willingness to defend their ideals at all cost, Kirill pointed out.

Comment: It appears that religious leaders of all stripes have become increasingly vocal about the state of decay we're witnessing in our world, and of the need to correct the path we're heading down. Perhaps it's because their words have never been more pertinent and undeniable, and because an ever increasing number of people are yearning for voices of sanity, that, finally, their voices are being heard, by some at least.

Patriarch Kirill in particular has had some pretty critical and unsettling, and some rather curious, words to say about the situation we're facing as a planet: See also: Also check out SOTT radio's: MindMatters: Forgotten Ideals: Christianity and the Foundation of Western Civilization


I'm the Google whistleblower. The medical data of millions of Americans is at risk

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‘I was worried too about the security aspect of placing vast amounts of medical data in the digital cloud.’
I didn't decide to blow the whistle on Google's deal, known internally as the Nightingale Project, glibly. The decision came to me slowly, creeping on me through my day-to-day work as one of about 250 people in Google and Ascension working on the project.

When I first joined Nightingale I was excited to be at the forefront of medical innovation. Google has staked its claim to be a major player in the healthcare sector, using its phenomenal artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning tools to predict patterns of illness in ways that might some day lead to new treatments and, who knows, even cures.

Here I was working with senior management teams on both sides, Google and Ascension, creating the future. That chimed with my overall conviction that technology really does have the potential to change healthcare for the better.

Comment: See: Google's 'Project Nightingale' secretly gathers personal health information on millions of Americans