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One dead as Iran water shortage protests continue into second night

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Several videos shared on social media showed a large crowd chanting in Arabic late on Friday in the city of Susangerd (al-Khafajiya).
Protesters took to the streets for a second consecutive night in Iran's oil-rich southwest to protest water shortages, videos shared on social media showed, with reports of security forces shooting dead at least one protester.

Security forces shot dead Iranian Arab citizen Mostafa Naeemawi in the city of Shadegan (al-Falahiya) in Khuzestan province during Friday night's unrest, Al Arabiya Farsi reported, citing local sources.

The protests began late on Thursday in several cities in Khuzestan province, including its capital, Ahwaz, according to videos shared online. The region is home to a large ethnic Arab population.

Comment: It would appear that the sanctions are really beginning to take their toll on the country and its people but the situation is made even worse by the unusual drought. Less than a month ago Iran's energy sector was on strike over working conditions.

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Virginia PTA, NAACP official says 'let them die,' about anti-Critical Race Theory parents

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Michelle Leete (L), was recorded at a pro-CRT rally in Virginia as saying parents against CRT 'can die'
In the face of mounting parent pushback to Critical Race Theory instruction and the lowering of standards in schools in Fairfax County, Virginia, an official of the local PTA and NAACP held an event to stay the course despite overwhelming opposition and concluded a tirade directed at the disgruntled parents by exclaiming, "Let them die!"

A video showed Michelle Leete, a federal employee who is also Vice President of Training at the Virginia state PTA, Vice President of Communications for the Fairfax County PTA and First Vice President of the Fairfax County NAACP demonizing parents with an opposing viewpoint.

Comment: Well that didn't take long:






Briefcase

Parents sue City of Washington D.C. for vaccinating minors without parental consent

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A recent District of Columbia law, the D.C. Minor Consent for Vaccinations Amendment Act of 2020, allows kids aged 11 and up to get any vaccine recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), including COVID shots, without parental consent or knowledge.

Now, parents are fighting back.

The bill passed the D.C. Council on a 10-3 vote last November, and was signed into law by Mayor Muriel Bowser in December. It went into effect on March 19, 2021. On Monday, the Children's Health Defense (CHD) and the Parental Rights Foundation filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for D.C., seeking a court order to rule the law unconstitutional.

The plaintiffs are four parents who have minor children attending public school in D.C. and want a preliminary injunction to prohibit Bowser, the D.C. Department of Health, and the D.C. Public School System from enforcing the act.

Comment: What the hell is DC city thinking? How could anyone not sift through the negatives - even one - and still set this legislation in motion? Wrong on every level.


Arrow Up

Michigan Senate approves petition to revoke Whitmer's pandemic powers

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Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer
The GOP-led Michigan Senate on Thursday approved the Unlock Michigan campaign on a 20-15 vote, likely ending the 1945 law employed by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer to exercise pandemic powers for the past 16 months.

Democrats and Republicans exchanged heated remarks over COVID-19 policy. Sen. Rosemary Bayer, D-Beverly Hills, said pre-vote:
"This petition will hamstring our leaders of both parties — from preventing or slowing the spread of a deadly disease. This is about our ability to react to other pandemics and disasters in the future."
Sen. Tom Barrett, R-Charlotte, pushed back, noting the state holds the emergency powers act of 1976 that grants broad authority to the executive branch in genuine emergencies and limits emergency declarations to 28 days without the Legislature's approval.
"That balances the immediate need risk of the issue in front of us with the important protections of the separation of powers for the people in our state."
Democrats contended Whitmer single-handedly saved thousands of lives through her COVID-19 policies, which were the strictest and enacted the longest in the Midwest, while the GOP only criticized the first-term Democrat battling a global pandemic.

Cult

The Guardian's continued employment of Luke Harding is a disgrace to all Western media

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"I'm Luke Harding, and I'm a tool."
Collusion author Luke Harding continues to receive mainstream traction authoring stories which generate headlines in influential media outlets around the world promoting his theory that Trump conspired with the Kremlin, despite the fact that both he and his theory have been completely and utterly discredited many times over.

The Guardian has published an article co-authored by Harding on "what are assessed to be leaked Kremlin documents" which "suggest" that Russian officials had a conversation which delivers "apparent confirmation that the Kremlin possesses kompromat, or potentially compromising material, on the future president."

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Dominion voting system's website goes offline right after Tucker Carlson's report & Arizona audit findings

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Dominion Voting Systems' official website appears to have gone offine, only to have returned with password authentication.

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Dominionvoting.com returned with a password needed to proceed to the website. DiscloseTV originally reported the website going off-line.

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The timing of the password procedure being installed is odd, to say the least.

It follows Tucker Carlson's bombshell report on Fulton County, Georgia that shows the voter integrity group VoterGA revealing thousands of votes appeared to have been erroneously marked in ballot tallies for Joe Biden.

Mr. Potato

Families sue Universal Orlando after actor made white-power 'OK' gesture posing with girls

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Lawsuit: Actor made white supremacy hand gesture on biracial children.

Two families are suing Universal Orlando after separate incidents during which an actor playing the "Despicable Me" movie character Gru made a racist hand gesture while posing for photos and video with biracial children.

The civil rights lawsuit was filed on behalf of two girls, who were 5 and 6 years old at the time of the photos, in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court in Orange County on June 23. The complaint lists Universal Orlando as the defendant.

Comment: Quite a hubbub around what started as a 4chan trolling campaign. See: Fake News Alert: 4Chan tricks Independent into believing 'OK' gesture is symbol for white power

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NPC

'Pregnant man' among this year's emoji finalists

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This year's batch of emoji finalists reportedly includes a pregnant man, disco ball and a melting smiley face.
A text with this emoji could cause a pregnant pause.

This year's batch of emoji finalists includes a knocked-up man, a disco ball and a melting smiley face, according to a report.

Several gender-inclusive and non-binary images — including one titled Pregnant Man — could be released for smartphone use in September, according to emojipedia.org.

Comment: This is yet another example of a tech company's attempts to normalize the abnormal and simultaneously boost their woke status by pandering to the LGBT community. Emojipedia also explained that 'gender inclusive' dancers would be considered in the future:
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© Unicode Emoji Subcommittee report by Jennifer Daniel.
Above: Options for a gender-inclusive dancer emoji to be considered in future.



NPC

Critical race theory is far more than a political outlook to its adherents, it is a progressive dogma that defines their existence

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When you start wishing death on the unbelievers of critical race theory, as a Virginia NAACP bigwig did recently, you have left the realm of political debate and entered the world of religious indoctrination.

Critical race theory continues to be a hot-button issue in America, particularly whether or not it should be taught in schools. On the educational front, a great many people are battling against it being introduced into the curriculum, because they believe it is both nonsensical and divisive. Proponents of CRT are frequently criticized for historical ignorance, with Nikole Hannah Jones' 1619 Project being the best known example of this illiteracy. However, irrespective of these provable falsehoods, these proponents still preach and defend their beliefs with all the fire and brimstone of religious dogma.

Comment: Anyone who's ever had an argument with a CRT true believer can instantly see the similarities to someone in the grips of cult-like religious fervor. The circular reasoning, the emotional thinking, the black-or-white, us-or-them, divisive language - these people are one step away from 'drinking the Kool Aid'. And they're hellbent on getting your kids on board.

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2 + 2 = 4

Doug Ford defends change to Ontario's math curriculum introduction that deleted passage on racism

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Premier Doug Ford says a preamble on racism and colonialism in Ontario's new Grade 9 math curriculum was subtracted because it didn't add up.

"In math, let's stick with math," Ford told reporters Thursday at the construction site of a new long-term-care home in Etobicoke.

"Other social issues, let's talk about it, there's no doubt, but let's not talk about it in math. Talk about it in other courses that the schools offer," he said, adding racial inequities should "be talked about in history (and) social studies."

Comment: The slow creep of ideology into hard sciences will have few results other than significantly less intelligent students. At least there's one sane man in Canadian politics.

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