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Horror autopilot Tesla crash in Houston

Tesla Crash
© ABC
A horror Tesla crash in Houston involving an auto-pilot Tesla car has claimed two lives. According to firefighters, the high energy batteries kept re-igniting - firefighters attempted to douse the battery fire for four hours, pouring 30,000 gallons of water onto the fire, before giving up and letting the fire burn itself out.
2 dead after fiery crash involving self-driving Tesla, authorities said

Monday, April 19, 2021 7:00AM

SPRING, Texas (KTRK) — Two people died in a fiery crash involving a 2019 Tesla Model S and its autopilot functionality while taking it for a test drive on Saturday night, according to authorities.

The flames reportedly took hours to extinguish, and Harris County Precinct 4 Constable Mark Herman said the investigation has led them to believe that there was no one driving the car when the crash occurred.

The crash happened just after 9 p.m. on Hammock Dunes Place in the Carlton Woods Creekside subdivision. The victims were said to have been a 59 and 69-year-old man, however police have not released their names yet.

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The batteries on board the Tesla continued to ignite despite efforts to douse the flames, authorities said. It reportedly took around four hours and more than 30,000 gallons of water before firefighters decided to let the fire burn itself out.

Source: ABC13 Eyewitness News

NPC

A pair of woke academics are claiming 'whiteness' is a block to education reform

white teacher laptop blackboard
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign graduate student Nathan Tanner, and University of Wisconsin-Madison professor Anjalé Welton, recently authored a book chapter examining "whiteness in education and how anti-racist preparation could help educational leaders address longstanding inequities."

The chapter in the Handbook of Social Justice Interventions in Education argues that "it is essential to build educational leaders' capacity to resist whiteness and white supremacy in educational institutions and communities."

"We have a history of the way we implemented education reforms that didn't think about the roles of whiteness," Welton elaborated in an interview with Illinois News Bureau — an official outlet of the University of Illinois. "Are we adding a quick fix but not unpacking racist practices and belief systems? There's no miracle cure or anti-racism snake oil. It's hard work. We have to think deeply."

Comment: It will take quite a while to root out this pernicious idea from academia. In the meantime the societal damage will be horrendous. For a small example, who would trust the work product of an "engineer" who was put through this sort of curriculum: But it's even more serious than that. The foundation of the culture that sustains our society are being destroyed: James Lindsay said it best:

The Rise of the Woke Cultural Revolution


Shamrock

Ireland's new hate crime laws to cover gender expression and identity

ireland irish Minister for Justice Helen McEntee
© Gareth Chaney/Collins
Minister for Justice Helen McEntee: ‘These crimes are motivated by prejudice.’
Inciting hatred on social media could carry prison sentence of up to six months

For the first time in the history of the State it will become a specific criminal offence, with longer prison terms, to commit a hate crime based on the colour of a person's skin, sexual orientation or their gender, including gender expression or identity.

Other new "protected characteristics" from which a hate-based conviction can result include a victim's race, nationality, religion, ethnic and national origin, and any disability.

The new offences, set to be provided for under the Criminal Justice (Hate Crime) Bill 2021, are the first of their kind in the Republic. Minister for Justice Helen McEntee is due to publish the general scheme of the Bill on Friday morning.

Comment: It's a short slide from attempting to police harmful speech into censorship.


Fire

Antifa rioters burn Portland Apple store, fire guns from cars

Arson Portland
© Twitter Video Screenshot/Suzette Smith
Despite advance warnings, Portland Police Bureau officers were powerless to stop another night of rioting, arson, and gunfire carried out by Antifa. Rioters set multiple fires and engaged in drive-by gunfire.

Antifa rioters set an Apple Store on fire Friday night during the third declared riot in five days. The fire was one of the multiple fires Portland police officers were powerless to prevent.


Comment: More of the same chaos occurred in Oakland in recent days:
Demonstrators in Oakland, California vandalized buildings and lit fires during a march in response to two fatal police shootings that have occurred over the past week. Similar unrest has been seen in other US cities.

Hundreds of protesters took to Oakland's streets on Friday night following the killings of two black people at the hands of the police, 13-year-old Adam Toledo in Chicago and 20-year-old Daunte Wright near Minneapolis, local media reported.

Some local businesses had boarded up their windows as a precautionary measure. The city saw riots and looting last year following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis.


Their fears were soon validated. Black-clad demonstrators were spotted smashing the windows of a Target. Local media reported that "several" other businesses were also damaged.


There were also numerous reports of arson. Videos posted to social media purportedly show fires started by the demonstrators. One blaze was lit inside a car dealership. A car parked outside was also targeted, with flames coming out of its broken windows. A large fire was also ignited outside the city's California Bank and Trust building. A local ABC affiliate insisted however that the "majority" of protesters were peaceful.

In related radical leftwing authoritarianism and insanity, Black Lives Matter tells white 'ally' at Minnesota protest 'YOU DON'T BELONG':
A white protester who joined in a Black Lives Matter demonstration over Sunday's police shooting in suburban Minneapolis apparently overstepped his bounds, being told to leave for failing to be a proper guest "in a black space."

Footage from Thursday night's protest in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, shows a confrontation between a group of black protestors and a young white man. Washington Examiner journalist Nic Rowan, who posted the video on Twitter, said the conflict began after a group of white protesters told demonstrators to stop throwing water bottles at police.


As a bearded black man tells the white man, "If you don't like that s**t, go that way," a black woman adds, "You're a guest in a black space, remember that. You're white, you already don't belong."

The white man begins to speak, saying "I'm not trying to," but the black woman cuts him off. "But you are," she says. "So shut the f**k up. Shut the f**k up."

The white man begins to walk away after the bearded black man repeatedly tells him to "go that way," pointing away from the crowd. The black woman adds, "You and your compadres go... because you're clearly here for all the wrong mother-f**king reasons." She and other people in the crowd then tell the white man to "get the f**k out."

Another video, posted by Rowan shortly before, shows the same white man admonishing a protester who threw a water bottle over a fence toward police. "This happened after these kids tried to get other protesters to stop throwing water bottles at the police," Rowan said.



Syringe

98% of French teachers say 'non' to AstraZeneca: Mass vaccination centre offering jab to over-55s is forced to close after just 58 people out of 3,000 signed up

vaccVaccination centre at the Palais des Expositions in Nice

A mass vaccination centre at the Palais des Expositions in Nice was forced to close yesterday after just 58 people turned up for 4,000 available jabs
French teachers in the city of Nice have overwhelmingly rejected AstraZeneca's Covid jab after just 58 out of a possible 3,000 signed up to be vaccinated.

The jabs were being offered at a mass vaccination centre in Nice's Palais des Expositions this weekend, with 4,000 available to those aged over 55 in high-risk occupations, meaning 3,000 teachers eligible to take part.

But the centre was forced to close after just four hours on Saturday due to lack of demand with just 58 appointments registered, and did not reopen today despite being scheduled to do so.

That means the take-up rate among eligible teachers was just 2 per cent, with one local official blaming vaccine hesitancy caused by scaremongering around the British-made jab.

Anne Frackowiak-Jacobs, sub-prefect of nearby Grasse, said people had 'turned around' when they learned they would be given AstraZeneca.

Comment: All these Covid-19 vaccines are proven to be very dangerous and can cause more harm than the virus itself. Some of them like Pfizer, and Moderna are mRNA vaccines. This technology is used for the first time in humankind to create a vaccine.

The real catastrophic effects from them (especially the gene-modifying mRNA versions. Pfizer and Moderna) should be seen in the near future even though the massive side effects and death cases that are reported just a short time after receiving them.

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Eye 1

Australia to keep borders locked down till 'second half of the year', 30,000 stranded outside of country

Qantas
© Daniel Munoz/Reuters
Qantas was hoping international travel could begin by October but Scott Morrison says ‘the issues of borders and how they are managed will be done very, very carefully’.
Scott Morrison says Australia is in "no hurry" to reopen international borders, but vaccinated Australians may be able to travel for "essential" purposes in the second half of the year, with the possibility of quarantining at home on return.


Comment: One wonders what say Australians have had in this decision?


Just days after saying Australia would "have to get used to dealing with 1,000 cases a week or more" if the international border restrictions were lifted, the prime minister said on Sunday there was no rush to reopen Australia to the world.

One of the early questions has been whether vaccinated Australians may be able to undertake quarantine at home, rather through the state hotel quarantine program.

Handcuffs

California Mayor who called for "defunding the police" arrested for child sex crimes

Mayor Robert Jacob

Robert Jacob, seen here in this photo uploaded to Facebook on March 27, 2019.
The former mayor of Sebastopol, Cal., a progressive Democrat who voiced support for Black Lives Matter rioters and defunding police, was arrested Saturday morning over multiple felony child sex crimes.

Sebastopol Police booked 44-year-old Robert Emmanuel Jacob on 11 felony counts related to sex crimes against minors.

The court records for Robert Emmanuel Jacob list one count for sexual penetration with a child under 16 years-old, five counts of lewd acts with a child age 14 or 15 being 10 or more years older than the minor and two counts of coming into the possession of a child younger than 16 for lewd or lascivious acts.

Comment: It's amazing that a criminal pedophile would support the idea of defunding the police. We bet no one could see that one coming.

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Attention

'Consensual incest' should be decriminalized, advocates say

couple wedding marriage
© Getty Images
Australian Richard Morris is pushing to change incest laws in about 60 countries.
Consensual incest advocates are rooting for an anonymous New York parent who wants to marry their own adult child.

Australian Richard Morris, who is pushing to change incest laws in about 60 countries, said he supports the legal push in Manhattan Federal Court and that such behavior between consenting adults "should not be criminalized."

He and other advocates have launched about 130 petitions, mostly on change.org, seeking to change incest laws around the world. Most have received little support.

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2 + 2 = 4

Coroner strongly questions number of deaths reported by Irish government

hospital gurney
© Getty
The National Public Health Emergency Team has reported 4,831 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic.
Mayo coroner Patrick O'Connor said that Ireland's daily figures do not have a "scientific basis" and said that he questioned the accuracy of NPHET's reporting.

A Mayo coroner has disputed the number of deaths reported by Ireland's National Public Health Emergency Team during the last year of the pandemic, claiming that the daily figures may be "inaccurate".

Patrick O'Connor, a solicitor and coroner based in Mayo, said that Ireland's daily reported coronavirus deaths "do not have a scientific basis".

Comment: Anyone who still believes the official death numbers at this point is unbelievably naive.

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Fire

Suspect tossed chemicals, Molotov cocktail at NYPD following traffic stop: cops

Molotov cocktail NYPD
© Dan Herrick for NY Post
The intersection of Snyder Avenue and 55th Street where a car crashed into a parked car after allegedly throwing a Molotov cocktail at a police officer during a traffic stop.
An unhinged motorist threw a caustic chemical at an NYPD officer during a traffic stop Saturday morning in Brooklyn — and then hurled a lit Molotov cocktail at another cop who stopped him when he tried to escape, police said.

The terrifying episode unfolded shortly before 8 a.m. at Clarendon Road and East 45th Street in East Flatbush, when cops stopped a 44-year-old man who was driving a gray 2000 Lincoln Town Car, police said.

When one of the officers approached the driver's side door, the man threw the contents of a cup holding a "caustic liquid substance" in the cop's face, and then sped off, police said.

Comment: New York continues to plummet through its downward spiral, seemingly approaching the level of a true hell on earth.