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Wikipedia admin unilaterally broadens sourcing ban policy

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Conservative media have been subject to an ongoing purge on Wikipedia since Donald Trump won the 2016 Presidential election. Originally, this only banned their use for factual claims with continued use permitted for citing opinions, but a policy change early last year significantly curtailed even this exemption without any discussion supporting the change, in defiance of normal practice. The change was made by Guy Chapman, a Wikipedia administrator notorious for political bias who has played a pivotal role in the sourcing purge.

Prior to unilaterally changing Wikipedia policy, Chapman had been pushing this restrictive standard by systematically removing citations to banned sources. This included Breitbart News, which Chapman added to the site's "spam" list to block all links to the outlet.

After Trump won the 2016 Presidential election, Wikipedia editors began gradually purging conservative media from the site through a process called "deprecation" with the first outlet being the Daily Mail. In the initial discussion and many subsequent discussions, including the one on banning Breitbart News, the official rulings issued by site administrators stated deprecated sources could still be cited as sources about the outlets themselves and for opinions expressed by the outlet's writers. These rulings only barred using the outlets to make factual claims about other subjects.

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USA

'Sickening': Viral video shows boy ripping American flag from yard, flinging it to the ground as mom watches

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© Twitter | @TheMarieOakes
A video of a young boy ripping an American flag out of someone's yard and then flinging it to the ground as his mother watches has ignited a firestorm of strong reactions on the internet.

Writer Marie Oakes shared the controversial video on Twitter with the caption: "Children are being raised to desecrate the flag." The purported security camera footage shows a child riding on a scooter along with an adult female, likely to be his mother. While traveling down the sidewalk on his scooter, the boy attempts to rip up a small American flag standing in a yard. He misses on the first attempt to uproot the flag, but comes back to tear up the flag. He then throws the flag onto the ground.

"He and the woman then resume riding down the street," Fox News reported. "It appears the woman gives no pushback on the boy for pulling the flag."

Handcuffs

Hate crime charges brought against man accused of stabbing rabbi nine times

Khaled Awad, 24, was arrested July 1 in connection to a violent attack on Rabbi Shlomo Noginski.
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A man who allegedly stabbed a rabbi in Boston nine times last week is now facing several hate crime charges, according to authorities.

Khaled Awad, 24, was arrested July 1 in connection to a violent attack on Rabbi Shlomo Noginski outside a Jewish day school in the Brighton neighborhood.

Prosecutors say Awad pulled a gun on Noginski and demanded keys to a school van. The rabbi handed over the keys and Awad motioned for the rabbi to enter the van, while at the same time putting away the gun and pulling out a knife.

Attention

In Sickness We Trust

In Sickness We Trust
© Eric Peters Auto
The possibility that anyone might get sick is now an intolerable prospect to the pathologically sick - the useful idiot hypochondriacs - and the Sickness Lenins who are using these weaponized hypochondriacs to further their interests.

In New South Wales, Australia, police state measures are being reimposed because one 90-year-old woman died. Because the death of one 90-year-old is now regarded as something aberrant and terrifying that can and must be prevented by whatever it takes. Or rather, whatever it takes from those not 90-years-old, whose deaths are not likely to happen for decades because people who are decades away from their 90s tend to live for decades, whereas people in their 90s tend to die, regularly.

Normally.

Because they're in their 90s.

'Rona or no 'Rona. It tends to happen to people that age..

No one wants granny to die - but if she's in her 90s, she's probably going to die. Soon. Because she is very old. Whether you isolate her in a hyperbaric chamber or not. Whether you "lock down" the rest of the population or not. Whether you "vaccinate" them or not.

The fact - one of many, if they mattered - is that the majority of people who died "from COVID" actually died of old age. Most had already lived a normal life expectancy, which is about 70-something years, depending on the country. Most of the deaths attributed to COVID were of people over the age of 75.

They lived longer than the average life expectancy.

Syringe

Fauci says, based on current data from CDC, FDA, there's no need for booster shot

Fauci
© Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Anthony Fauci said on Sunday that there is no need for Americans to get a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, according to current data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

On CNN's State of the Union, host Jake Tapper asked the nation's leading infectious diseases expert if booster shots could theoretically help vulnerable people, referring to a Reuters report that said Israel would start offering a third Pfizer shot to adults it considered vulnerable. Fauci said:
"Well, certainly they theoretically could. What the CDC and the FDA were saying, Jake, is that right now, given the data and the information we have, we do not need to give people a third shot, a boost superimposed upon the two doses you get with the mRNA and the one dose you get with [Johnson & Johnson]."
However, Fauci said that research is currently being conducted to determine if this guidance will change. He cautioned that the current guidance did not imply it would not be changed later. Fauci begins at 1:18.


Comment: It is more likely there is institutional panic over the devastating results of the quick-fix vaccines. Back-peddling may serve to downplay these implications.


Heart

Donbass cries over the death of war reporter Katya Katina

Ekaterina Katina
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Donbass reporter Ekaterina Katina
On the morning of 9 July 2021, the model and war reporter Ekaterina (nicknamed Katya) Katina died in Donetsk, after two days between life and death, following a stroke. The Donbass is today mourning the woman who took part in the uprising of the region against the Maidan coup d'état, and who for seven years covered this war that never ends.

I met Katya in 2016, when I arrived in Donbass. It was with her that I learned the profession of journalism, and more particularly war journalism. It was with her that I did my first reports on the front and on positions.

I worked with her for several years, we were inseparable, walking through the villages of the front line and the positions of the DPR (Donetsk People's Republic) People' s Militia, from Sakhanka to Golmovsky, through Staromikhailovka, Dokuchayevsk, Luganskoye, Spartak, Promka, and Zaitsevo.

Several times we came under fire from the Ukrainian army in Zaitsevo, Spartak, and on the outskirts of Donetsk. We received a telniachka (sailor's jacket) together from the hands of Alexander Zakhartchenko, the leader of the DPR, one day in August 2016. We were again decorated together by Commander Jelezny in Zaitsevo in the autumn of 2016.


Comment: Video clips of Katya Katina:




Arrow Down

Venezuela reports crushing heavily armed gang in Caracas, blames US, Colombia for instigating violence

Bolivian Natl Police
© Federico Parra/AFP
Members of the Bolivarian National Police in the Cota 905 neighborhood.
The Venezuelan government has said it has derailed a violent gang's plans to create chaos in the capital. The street battles in northwest Caracas lasted for some 72 hours and left at least 26 dead, including four officers.

This week, parts of the Venezuelan capital turned into a battlefield as some 2,500 government troops engaged in a shooting war with the so-called 'Koki' gang, named after the nickname of its leader, Carlos Luis Revete, who has an estimated 250 people under his command and alliances with other gangs.

The powerful criminal organization is based in the northwestern Cota 905 neighborhood and has influence in areas of El Valle, El Cementerio, El Paraiso, La Vega and Santa Rosalia.

Some of the roads leading to the parts of the city where the fighting took place were closed by the authorities. The escalation of violence reportedly followed the gang's Wednesday move to break an informal non-aggression pact with the government amid an effort to expand its criminal operations.

Syringe

Fear porn: Australians furious with graphic government ad telling people to get jabbed

vaccine propaganda australia commercial
© Australian Government
Screenshot from Australian government ad pushing Covid vaccinations
Australians have condemned a government commercial which shows a young woman in hospital desperately trying to breathe as a warning to get vaccinated, with many pointing out that those in her age group cannot yet book a jab.

The graphic ad, which is set to run in Sydney - the largest city in Australia, and the one hit hardest by Covid - shows the woman panting with tears in her eyes as she is hooked up to a respirator in hospital. "Covid-19 can affect anyone. Stay home. Get tested. Book your vaccination," the ad concludes.

Many Australians were quick to criticize what they deemed to be an inappropriate government ad, given Prime Minister Scott Morrison's failure to secure enough Covid-19 vaccines for the entire population, and recent coronavirus blunders.

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MIB

'Ignore no soliciting signs': Tips for Covid-19 vaccine 'ambassadors' resurface amid concerns over Biden's 'door-to-door' push

Covid-19 vaccine leaflet
© Reuters / Emily Elconin
Covid-19 vaccine leaflet is left behind on a door during door-knock campaign in Detroit, Michigan, US, May 4, 2021
Amid growing privacy concerns over the Biden administration's effort to promote Covid-19 jabs among unvaccinated Americans, a document has resurfaced outlining "helpful hints" for the so-called "health ambassadors."

The toolkit, dubbed 'Door Knocking Project to Increase COVID Vaccine Acceptance', and a training video for the so-called "health ambassadors" were released by the Lake County, Illinois authorities back in April, but only caught public attention this week after President Joe Biden announced a shift towards taking the pro-vaccination message "door-to-door."

Comment: Apparently the concept of inalienable rights in the US is being reconsidered and instead the government will now grant them as it sees fit:
120+ retired US generals sign letter questioning Biden's mental health, 2020 election result, warn of 'tyrannical govt'


Family

NY Times ripped for defending 'pornography literacy' for first graders

Justine Ang Fonte children pornography
© Times Square Chronicles
Justine Ang Fonte
'These people are sick and need to be institutionalized or incarcerated'

Concerned parents and media critics swatted the New York Times on Thursday after the newspaper heralded Justine Ang Fonte, a New York teacher who recently became infamous for her sexual education curriculum for children and young adults, as a "sex-positive educator," and called her lessons "pornography literacy."

For seven years, Fonte was the director of health and wellness at the Dalton School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. In May, she was invited to teach two Zoom lessons on "pornography literacy and consent" to juniors and seniors at the Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School on the Upper West Side. Those lessons reportedly included some "masturbation" images, outraging parents and eventually leading to her resignation.

Comment: Good to see parents finally pushing back against this creeping lunacy.