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CNN guest explains why a mayor who protected killer cop from going to jail has no place in Biden cabinet, gets cut SECONDS later

Jamaal Bowman
A CNN interview on why progressives are unhappy with Joe Biden's possible cabinet picks was cut less than a minute after it began, as the guest pointed out that one of the candidates had covered up a murder while in office.

Rahm Emanuel, a star Democratic fundraiser and the former mayor of Chicago, was floated this week as a potential secretary of transport for Biden. After the suggestion was met with a tsunami of anger from the progressive wing of the Democratic Party, rumor had it that a "less visible" position would be offered to him instead.

On Tuesday, CNN invited Jamaal Bowman, a progressive New York politician who earlier this year unseated 16-term congressman Eliot Engel in a primary landslide victory, to discuss Biden's transition and whether there was a "progressive enough" candidate to get his endorsement.

Comment: It's pretty entertaining to watch the progressive Left slowly realize that the man they voted for really doesn't care at all about progressive politics and just cozied up to them during the campaign so they'd vote for him. Now that he's (possibly) the POTUS, there is no longer the need to keep up the pretense.


Red Pill

Open letter to patriots everywhere - Live free!

Live Free
In the modern secular church of fakers, they tell us anger is wrong, outrage is wrong, acceptance in hypnotic sleep is what we must aim for.

Always bow to "smooth transitions." When there is disagreement, swallow your bile, give in, make peace with tyranny. The pain will only last for a little while. Then you will reach a higher understanding.

The authorities and their minions of the press have the final word. Our job is to fit ourselves into their scheme of things.

WE must be flexible. THEY can be inflexible.

If these rules seem backwards and upside down, that is OUR problem, not THEIRS.

This is the position of our would-be masters.

Question

Is Russia less religiously tolerant than Saudi Arabia? 'Freedom' lists beloved of US state media reach new level of absurdity

Moscow Cathedral Mosque
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A general view of the Moscow Central Mosque, also known as Moscow Cathedral Mosque and Moscow Jum'ah Mosque, on September 15, 2015 in Moscow, Russia
Social media users will be familiar with measures of 'freedom' pushed by US state media, based on data from Western researchers, which invariably reflect badly on Russia. It's time to look at their inherent, often absurd, biases.

Perhaps one of the biggest misnomers in academic life is 'social science'. Ever since the Age of Enlightenment, scholars have sought to apply the scientific method to social phenomena, to which end they have also sought to quantify everything in sight. In some cases this works, but much of the time social life doesn't lend itself well to the quantitative method. The choice of what to measure, how you define it, and then how you assess the data you collect, all influence the result, with bias.

This can be seen in the modern tendency to rank countries for freedom, democracy, and happiness. One example is the annual World Happiness Report, which ranks nations according to how 'happy' they are. The report bases its ratings on GDP per capita, social support, life expectancy, and other similar criteria. These criteria strongly bias the rankings in favour of rich countries with a liberal social-democratic orientation. Unsurprisingly, Scandinavian nations top the list. For what the report really measures is not happiness, but how like Norway you are.

Comment: There's more to the JW story than meets the eye. The organization appears, unwittingly or not, to have been used as a cover for Western NGO activities detrimental to the country.


USA

Milwaukee Elections Commission refuses to allow Trump reps to see absentee ballot envelopes or ballots clearly

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The Trump campaign paid millions of dollars for a recount in Wisconsin's Milwaukee and Dane counties.

Recall, Wisconsin suspended counting on election night when President Trump was ahead of Joe Biden by approximately 130,000 votes.

Then suddenly a day after Election Day at 3:42 AM, Joe Biden received a dump of 143,379 votes.

President Trump tweeted out the graph showing Wisconsin's time stamped entries and the massive ballot dump shows a huge spike at 3:42 AM on Wednesday, November 4.



Comment: Out of all 8954 ballot dumps captured by the NYT feeds for the entirety of the count nationwide, this batch is the second most statistically anomalous of all of them, next only to the one in Michigan around two hours later that gave Biden a similar number of votes. They weren't even trying to be subtle.


We are now on day 5 of the Wisconsin recount and Milwaukee election commission officials are still not allowing Trump's representatives to see absentee ballot envelopes or ballots.


Comment: "There's no evidence." To the extent that that's even true, it's because Democrats want to keep anyone from seeing it.

At least they're segregating "indefinitely confined" ballots:






Briefcase

Pennsylvania, Arizona, Michigan legislatures to hold public hearings on election - PA judge blocks state's vote certification

Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy
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The Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee holds a public hearing Wednesday at the Wyndham Gettysburg hotel to discuss the 2020 election issues and irregularities with President Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani on Nov. 25, 2020 in Gettysburg, Pa.
The Trump campaign's legal team announced Tuesday that state legislatures in Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Michigan will be holding public hearings on the 2020 general election to restore confidence in election integrity.

"It's in everyone's interest to have a full vetting of election irregularities and fraud," President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani said in a statement. "And the only way to do this is with public hearings, complete with witnesses, videos, pictures and other evidence of illegalities from the November 3rd election."

The Pennsylvania State Senate will hold its first hearing on Wednesday in Gettysburg. Participating senators will each provide a 5-minute opening statement, followed by testimony from witnesses who have filed affidavits alleging election fraud, the Trump campaign announced. Giuliani, former New York City mayor, will also be attending to hold a presentation.

The Arizona legislature and the Michigan legislature will each hold their own hearings on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 respectively.

Jenna Ellis, Trump's personal lawyer and legal adviser to the Trump campaign, said that the campaign is "pleased" about the hearings.

Comment: The first witnesses spoke today in the PA hearing. They told a now familiar story of blatant fraud:
Poll observers Justin Qweder and Kim Peterson — the first two witnesses at the Pennsylvania hearing — testified that they could not properly observe anything at the Philadelphia Convention Center.

Qweder said he was a certified observer on the day of the election and returned as a volunteer observer for the next 10 days where he estimated he spent around 85 hours at the center. He said what he saw was "problematic to say the least."

"The Philadelphia board of elections processed hundreds of thousands of mail in ballots with zero civilian oversight or observation," Qweder said.


"The board of elections erected a fence about 50 feet into the hall that ran the length of the room, all observers were corralled behind the fence. More than a hundred board workers processed and opened mail in ballots on the other side of fence."

Qweder said the workers were arranged about "10 feet to more than 200 feet away from us." He said the room was approximately 350 feet by 350 feet.

"Due to the distance of the workers from the erected fences it was impossible for me or any observer to see what the workers were doing with any type of specificity," he said. "The observers were not able to challenge any decision or determination being made about the processing of these mail in ballots."

The second issue Qweder said he found to be irregular was the board's duplication process. As the days progressed, observers were informed that the board was going to be duplicating damaged mail in ballots that could not be read by their scanners. He was told there were more than 5,000 of these damaged ballots and that the actual number was unknown and could be higher.

The process for counting these duplicated ballots involved 2 workers, one reading aloud what was marked by the damaged ballot, and the second worker using a pink highlighter to mark the choice on a blank ballot. The board's plan, he said, was to run the pink highlighted ballots through the scanners and workers did this over a course of days.

On Nov. 12 the observers were informed that the pink highlighters could not be read by the scanners and that the board had to redo all of them.

"The board of elections solution was to give the workers stacks of hundreds of what amounted to blank mail in ballots, "Qweder said. "The workers, individually, were to fill in the corrected highlighted ovals with dark pen. No observation."

"They were marking thousands of blank mail in ballots," he said. "The workers did this double recreation work for hours before the observers realized what was going on, because we weren't told what was going on."

"Only when the observers confronted the deputy commissioner about this irregularity was a system set up where the workers would show the observers each double recreated mail in ballot by flashing it at them for a second from a distance of 6 to 20 feet away ... Thousands were ultimately counted in this way."

Qweder said he found this to be an issue and that it was irregular.
Also in Pennsylvania, a judge ordered state officials not to certify until her court holds a Nov. 27 hearing on a lawsuit brought by Rep. Mike Kelly (R-Pa.), Republican congressional candidate Sean Parnell, and Pennsylvania House of Representatives candidate Wanda Logan:
Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough ordered the state to not take any further steps to complete the certification of the presidential race, which the state announced on Nov. 24. She also blocked the certification of all the other election results.

"To the extent that there remains any further action to perfect the certification of the results of the 2020 General Election for the offices of President and Vice President of the United States of America, respondents are preliminarily enjoined from doing so, pending an evidentiary hearing to be held on Friday," the judge wrote in her order (pdf).

"Respondents are preliminarily enjoined from certifying the remaining results of the election, pending the evidentiary hearing."

McCullough is presiding over a lawsuit brought by Republican lawmakers and candidates against the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar, and the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

The plaintiffs allege that Pennsylvania's vote-by-mail statute — Act 77 — is in violation of the state's constitution.

"Act 77 is the most expansive and fundamental change to the Pennsylvania voting code, implemented illegally, to date," the lawsuit, filed in the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania, states.

"As with prior historical attempts to illegally expand mail-in voting by statute, which have been struck down going as far back as the Military Absentee Ballot Act of 1839, Act 77 is another illegal attempt to override the limitations on absentee voting prescribed in the Pennsylvania Constitution, without first following the necessary procedure to amend the constitution to allow for the expansion."
UPDATES: From the hearings:









The full hearing:





Bizarro Earth

Suicide claimed more Japanese lives in October than 10 months of COVID

Japan mask
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Japanese commuters make their way through Shinagawa station in Tokyo, Japan, November 13, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Far more Japanese people are dying of suicide, likely exacerbated by the economic and social repercussions of the pandemic, than of the COVID-19 disease itself. While Japan has managed its coronavirus epidemic far better than many nations, keeping deaths below 2,000 nationwide, provisional statistics from the National Police Agency show suicides surged to 2,153 in October alone, marking the fourth straight month of increase.


Comment: Japan clearly didn't label every death as coronavirus as the majority of Western countries did.


To date, more than 17,000 people have taken their own lives this year in Japan. October self-inflicted deaths were up 600 year on year, with female suicides, about a third of the total, surging over 80%.

Women, who have primary responsibility for childcare, have borne the brunt of pandemic-induced job losses and insecurity. They're also at greater risk of domestic violence, which help centers say has worsened here this year, as it has around the world.

Comment: The lockdowns will kill many times more than the coronavirus ever could - and worse, because the coronavirus was primarily only ever a risk for the elderly whereas lockdowns will destroy the lives of everybody:


Bad Guys

Sea of Thieves: Georgia Secretary of State used Dominion's Eric Coomer as Witness for the State to defend last-minute computer changes

Brad Raffensperger, Eric Coomer
Dr. Eric Coomer who is responsible for the strategy and Security at Dominion Voting Systems. But if you search the company's profile Eric Coomer has since been removed from their page of directors.

This was after Coomer was found to be a Trump-hating Antifa sociopath.

Comment: See also:


Heart - Black

Poor dear: Lawyer says Epstein's ex Maxwell faces 'onerous' jail conditions

ghislaine maxwell artist's conception
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Ghislaine Maxwell appears via video link during her arraignment hearing where she was denied bail for her role aiding Jeffrey Epstein to recruit and eventually abuse of minor girls, in Manhattan Federal Court, in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S. July 14, 2020 in this courtroom sketch.
A lawyer for Ghislaine Maxwell, a British socialite charged with finding girls in the 1990s for financier Jeffrey Epstein to sexually abuse, said Tuesday that her client is awakened every 15 minutes in jail while she sleeps to ensure she's breathing.

Attorney Bobbi Sternheim told a Manhattan judge that Maxwell faces more restrictive conditions than inmates convicted of terrorism or murder. Maxwell has no history of mental health issues or suicidal ideation and no criminal history, either, she said.

She asked a judge to intervene on her client's behalf to improve her conditions at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn. In her request, Sternheim made no direct reference to Epstein taking his life in August 2019 in his cell at another federal lockup, in Manhattan.

Comment:


Bullseye

Covid UK: Plain facts about the risks, the death rate, and NHS capacity: You've been had

health workers uk covid
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It was revealed this week that GCHQ staff have been embedded in a Cabinet Office team in Downing Street to provide Boris Johnson with real-time updates to combat the 'emerging and changing threat' posed by Covid-19
With the nation's health at stake, it was revealed this week that GCHQ staff have been embedded in a cabinet office team in Downing Street to provide Boris Johnson with real-time updates to combat the 'emerging and changing threat' posed by Covid-19.

The intelligence analysts will sift through vast amounts of data to ensure the Prime Minister has the most up-to-date information on the spread of the virus.

But what exactly should Mr Johnson be looking for? Here, Ross Clark reveals what he should be asking...

Comment: The UK Health Dept is taking serious flak over the Daily Mail article:
The analysis caused a sensation on social media, and even caught the attention of the Department of Health and Social Care.

"This article is misleading. This is a global pandemic - national restrictions have been introduced to keep people safe and save lives," the department's official Twitter account wrote in a now-deleted reply to the piece. The message urged Britons to "follow the rules and continue to stay at home" so that the country can "get back to normality."

The comments appear to have had the opposite of their intended effect, however, with journalists, politicians, and countless social media users challenging the Health Department to elaborate on the "misleading" nature of the piece.

"What specifically is misleading about it? It is not (yet) compulsory for the press to follow the government's propaganda line," journalist Peter Hitchens fired back at the department.


Radio host Mike Graham was similarly unimpressed by the department's vague dismissal of the article.


The condemnation was echoed by countless other social media users, who accused the government of desperately trying to control the narrative surrounding the virus, while having even "less credibility than the media."

The Daily Mail ran its own scathing retort to the department's tweet, accusing the UK government of using "Twitter as a propaganda tool" in an attempt to undermine the paper's reporting.

The outlet published comments from several politicians who expressed regret over the government-sanctioned social media post.

Tory MP Sir Iain Duncan Smith said it was simply "good journalism" to "highlight the problems with the [official] figures that are being produced," and urged the Department of Health to do its job rather than pick fights with news outlets.

Another Conservative MP, Sir Graham Brady, said that "the people tell government what it can do - not the other way round," and stressed that it is "essential" that there is an open debate about how to best deal with Covid-19.

The UK government has come under increasing scrutiny for its Covid-19 restrictions, with critics arguing that lockdowns and curfews imposed across the country to deal with a second wave of the virus will have devastating economic, social, and health effects that will eclipse any potential benefits from the policies. Prime Minister Boris Johnson is currently isolating at Downing Street after meeting with an MP who tested positive for the illness. He is expected to release a "Covid Winter Plan" next week.



Fire

Insanity in America: Corporations are bowing down to terrorists

domestic terrorists
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Domestic Terrorists
What's happening in America right now is absolutely insane. It makes some degree of sense that politicians on the left are going along with the party line as conceived by Antifa and the Black Lives Matter rioters. But, what does not make any sense at all, in my opinion, is the fact that corporations are bowing down to terrorists.

Nike: A Prime Example of How Corporations are Bowing Down to Terrorists

Yes, I said that correctly. Corporations are bowing down to terrorists. Nike is supporting Colin Kaepernick's attempts to turn hating America into a career path. They let him be the arbiter of what is racist and what is not, which is what led them to erase the Betsy Ross sneaker, if you remember that shameful display of corporate virtue signaling. Nike bowed down to a man who calls our brave police officers pigs, hates America, and supports BLM and Antifa, both of which are terrorist organizations.

Comment: How many astute and discerning Americans will it take to change corporate and media dynamics? Not even all of them.