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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


1 killed, several injured after college student opens fire at classmates in Russia's Far East - UPDATE

College shooting in Blagoveshchensk, Russia
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An ambulance stands near the shooting site.
At least one person has been killed and three others injured after an 19-year-old student opened indiscriminate fire at his classmates - and then killed himself - at a college in Russia's Far Eastern city of Blagoveshchensk.

Armed with a shotgun, the attacker opened fire in his own class, seriously injuring several people, one of whom succumbed to his injuries. When police arrived at the scene, the gunman refused to surrender and turned the gun on himself.

"The bodies of two people, including the attacker, were discovered at the scene," police have confirmed. "Three more people were injured in the shooting at a college. Those injured include two teenagers and a young man," the local health ministry said earlier.
The perpetrator committed suicide, using his own gun.

Comment: RT provides more details on the incident:
'Are you immortal? Let me check!' Terrified witnesses recall gunman blasting students at Russian college to Kurt Cobain's music

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Police stand guard outside the shooting site
He was kicked out of the classroom for being late, but returned with a high-power shotgun and blasted fellow students at point-blank range. Witnesses have recalled the rampage at a college in Russia's Far East.

What seemed to be a regular day turned into a nightmare for students of the Amur College of Construction and Utilities in the city of Blagoveshchensk, near the Chinese border. Their quiet, below-average classmate - who they say was bullied at school - turned into a cold-blooded gunman after a seemingly unremarkable incident on Thursday morning.

The 19-year-old student, identified by the media as Daniil Zasorin, was told to leave after he came late for class. It is hard to tell what was actually behind his decision to return with his firearm - legally obtained and registered to the shooter himself - constant bullying or something more painful.

Some students suggested it was vengeance against his classmates for allegedly raping his girlfriend, according to Telegram channel Mash. The crime, they say, occurred inside the college building, and was to become a bloodbath in a matter of minutes.

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An entrance to the college building
"The guy snuck the gun past the security guard, then entered the toilet and loaded it in there," a college student told Russia's 360 news outlet.

While he was readying his weapon - reportedly a high-velocity smoothbore shotgun - he was spotted by another student who entered the toilet. For some unknown reason, the gunman decided not to open his body count at that time. He told the witness to jump out of the window if he wanted to live. The student survived the fall but broke both arms, according to 360.

Other witnesses reported that the shooter remained chillingly calm when he burst into the classroom. Surprisingly, he allowed a female teacher to run away, enabling her to call the police from a nearby store. But this didn't stop the rampage.

"He came in quietly," a witness told Komsomolskaya Pravda tabloid.

"There was music playing - Nirvana, Kurt Cobain. He was doing this to the music."

Most of the class hid under tables, but some stood their ground. One classmate stood up, catching the gunman's eye. "Hey, are you immortal?" the shooter asked, moments before shooting his unarmed victim at point blank range with the comment: "Let's check it out!"

The shooter then opened fire indiscriminately, targeting everyone in his crosshairs. Panic and terror broke out, with some students managing to escape and reach the nearest police patrol car.

Officers rushed to the building and encountered the shooter as they went upstairs. They managed to force him back into the classroom, reportedly injuring him during a brief shootout. The authorities say he refused to surrender and turned the gun on himself.

"The bodies of two people, including the attacker, were discovered at the scene," police confirmed. Three more people were injured, including two teenagers and a young man, they said.

As the city is recovering from shock, the authorities have already said they will care for the family of the slain student and look after the injured. Special attention will also be given to ramping up security at other schools and universities.
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4 Feminist Lies That Are Making Women Miserable

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Twenty years ago, I wrote my first book about why women can't "have it all," or at least all at once, despite what the culture tells them. (Hint: It's because no one, male or female, can perform two full-time jobs simultaneously without the bottom falling out.)

At the time, the so-called Mommy Wars were raging. Women everywhere who'd been sold a bill of goods by their feminist mothers and mentors were either lamenting the futility of being able to successfully work full-time outside the home while maintaining a healthy marriage and family life, or they were defending their choice to work full-time by insisting children do fine in round-the-clock substitute care.

Since then, the messages to women about how to have a happy life — as it relates to love and sex, work and family — have merely served to make women miserable. Not only are they unhappier than their mothers and grandmothers ever were, they're significantly more stressed out; much more so than men.

None of this has done anything to help men and women find their way to one another. Dating in America is all but dead, and marriage is at an all-time low. While there's more than one reason for this sad state of affairs, at the heart of it are the lies feminists have been telling for years. Here are four, in no particular order.


'Epstein didn't kill himself' is a FASCIST recruiting tool, establishment cries after meme goes mainstream in Congress

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The ubiquitous "Epstein didn't kill himself" meme has blue-checks and establishment backers quaking in their boots, supposedly out of fear the "far-right" might use this "dangerous" conspiracy theory as a recruiting tool.

Mainstream journalists and Democratic politicians alike stepped up their opposition to the meme this week, calling it a lure for "fascists" to recruit "anti-system people" and a "far-right conspiracy theory." "We're going to need some thought on how to combat this," one blue-check tweeted.

The "Epstein didn't kill himself" meme exploded into the mainstream on Wednesday when Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Arizona) spelled it out with the first letter in a series of 23 tweets doubling as commentary on the first day of public impeachment hearings. The meme was already popular on social media, where the phrase was inserted into unrelated videos as a punchline, and had even filtered into Fox News with the surprising ending of an interview with a man who trains military dogs.

Comment: Funny enough, memes convey more truth nowadays than the 'official' story. See also: