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New bodycam footage appears to show NBC producer admitting to following Rittenhouse jury bus

NBC producer Rittenhouse

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Bodycam footage from a Kenosha, Wisconsin, police officer appears to show the moment an NBC freelancer admitted to following the Kyle Rittenhouse jury bus while under instruction from bosses in New York.

The footage shows an officer pulling over a man, who identifies himself as a producer for NBC.

"I work for NBC. [I'm a] producer," the man, believed to be James Morrison, said.

"Were you following a vehicle?" the unidentified police officer can be heard asking.

"I was trying to see ... I was being called by New York, maybe you need to follow up.., I was trying to do what they told me to do."

"New York told you to follow a vehicle?" the officer asked.

"Yes," the producer said.

Comment: See also: MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial courtroom after producer caught following jury bus


LA begins enforcing strict mandate requiring proof of vax

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Patrons Naomi and Troy DeMontmorency, from Kern County, Calif., show their digital vaccination certificates to waiter Juan Rodrigues, left, before being allowed to enter the Fred 62 restaurant in the Los Feliz neighborhood of Los Angeles, Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Enforcement began Monday in Los Angeles for one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the country, a sweeping measure that requires proof of COVID-19 shots for everyone entering a wide variety of businesses from restaurants to theaters and gyms to nail and hair salons.
Enforcement began Monday in Los Angeles for one of the strictest vaccine mandates in the country, a sweeping measure that requires proof of shots for everyone entering a wide variety of businesses from restaurants to theaters and gyms to nail and hair salons.

While the latest order aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus took effect Nov. 8, city officials spent the past three weeks providing business owners the information and resources business they need to comply.

"Nobody wants to penalize anyone," said Sharon Tso, the city's Chief Legislative Analyst, whose office drafted the enforcement rules. "That's why we've been prioritizing education."

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Joe Rogan calls out media, Democrats for complete fabrication of Russian collusion narrative

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Joe Rogan called out the Democratic party and the media for working together to fabricate fictional stories like the Russian collusion hoax and to suppress stories, such as that of Hunter Biden's laptop, during a recent episode of his podcast "The Joe Rogan Experience."

"The collusion between the media and the government is pretty apparent. Especially the left-wing media and the left-wing government," Rogan said.

Comment: Now that Rogan appears to be getting wise to MSM narratives, maybe he'll apply some solid thinking in the areas he's clearly misinformed (*cough, China, *cough *cough).

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Red Flag

Twitter's new boss slammed for post about 'white people'

Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal
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Twitter CEO Parag Agrawal.
Conservatives have dug up old tweets Parag Agrawal, Twitter's new CEO, made about religion and race. He argued that he was quoting a comedian on Jon Stewart's show.

On Monday, Jack Dorsey named Agrawal, Twitter's chief technical officer since 2017, his successor as CEO. Conservatives reacted to the news by digging up Agrawal's old tweets.

US Republican Party Senator Marsha Blackburn shared screenshots of two messages the new Twitter boss posted in 2010. One, published in December of that year, read, "If something has worked for people in the past, it doesn't mean it will work for you now," with the hashtags #PyramidSchemes, #Religions, and #Traditions.

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Take 2

Disney are scared of taking the Mickey out of China

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© 'The Simpsons' Created by Matt Groening 20th Television
The erasing of an episode of The Simpsons that lampooned the Chinese regime by Disney's newly launched streaming service in Hong Kong exposes the profound hypocrisy underlying corporate wokeness.

The number 4 is considered an unlucky number for Chinese people because it sounds very much like the word 'death'. The number 12, however, has no such connotation. So many Chinese viewers of Disney's new streaming service might be confused as to why in the 16th season of The Simpsons, episode 12 has simply disappeared without any explanation.

This has nothing to do with Disney being sensitive to Chinese culture. No, the reason is quite simple: episode 12 is where the Simpsons travel to Beijing for Marge's sister Selma to adopt a Chinese baby and in which they mention the Tiananmen Square massacre.

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Epstein's 'Lolita Express' pilot testifies in Maxwell trial as flight data leaks

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The pilot who flew pedophile financier Jeffrey Epstein and his alleged madam Ghislaine Maxwell between their high-end haunts has testified at her sex-trafficking trial, confirming certain VIPs were on board.

Larry Visoski, who testified he flew Epstein to his private island in the Caribbean "at least every 10 days for 20 years," told the court on Tuesday during the second day of Maxwell's trial that it was "not unusual" for Maxwell - Epstein's close confidante and the alleged procurer of the young girls from whom he received "erotic massages" - to sit with him in the cockpit and fly his helicopters.

The accused child sex trafficker is a licensed helicopter pilot, though it's not clear how many of the flights Visoski made with Epstein were made with her present - in the cockpit or elsewhere on the plane. He did recall flying both a "powder-blue-eyed" singer from Interlochen Music Camp in Michigan and was familiar with Virginia Roberts (now Virginia Roberts Giuffre) who has accused both Epstein and Britain's Prince Andrew of abuse.

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Eye 1

Epstein victim, Ghislaine Maxwell's sister arrive at court for sex-trafficking trial

Ghislaine Maxwell
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A court sketch shows Ghislaine Maxwell as she enters the courtroom escorted by US Marshalls at the start of her trial.
One of Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims and Ghislaine Maxwell's sister arrived at a Manhattan courthouse Monday as the disgraced socialite's highly anticipated sex-trafficking trial got underway.

The first order of business was to finalize jury selection — picking the 12 jurors and six alternates who will hear the sensational case — with opening statements expected to follow later in the day.

The start of Maxwell's long-awaited trial drew a mass of media to the Lower Manhattan courthouse. Alleged Epstein victim Sarah Ransome, attorney Lisa Bloom and Maxwell's sister Isabel were also spotted arriving. Bloom represents some Epstein victims.

Comment: See also: Four ways the Ghislaine Maxwell trial is already rigged


Twitter announces more censorship for sake of 'public interest'

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Twitter has updated its policy on personal information to cover videos and photos of private individuals shared without their consent, unless that is done by legacy media, in "public interest," or other context they approve of.

"Sharing personal media, such as images or videos, can potentially violate a person's privacy, and may lead to emotional or physical harm. The misuse of private media can affect everyone, but can have a disproportionate effect on women, activists, dissidents, and members of minority communities," Twitter's Safety division said on Tuesday.

The company has thus decided to add "media of private individuals without the permission of the person(s) depicted" to the category of "personal information" not allowed on the platform. Addresses, identity documents, phone numbers, emails, and bank information of private individuals have already been banned under Twitter's doxing policy.

This policy update "will allow us to take action on media that is shared without any explicit abusive content, provided it's posted without the consent of the person depicted," Twitter said.

Eye 1

Sweden's "Vaccine Passes" should teach us an important lesson.

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The Swedish Public Health Agency (PHA) has announced that, starting next month, gatherings of more than 100 people will require "Covid passes" showing vaccination status.

Unlike similar schemes in other countries, a negative test will not be accepted as a substitute - either you're vaccinated, or you can't enter the venue.

There's no talk yet of including restaurants, bars or cafes in this...but it is still early.

The PHA published a press release yesterday, detailing the plans. Quoted in The Local, Sweden's culture minister Amanda Lind said:
Being able to use vaccination certificates is something the government has been preparing for a long time. You have previously heard me talk about vaccination certificates as a "plan B". Now that situation is here,"
The vaccination pass comes on the heels of announcing the re-introduction of other "anti-COVID" measures, including limitations on mass indoor gatherings. The pass is being described as a way to get around these restrictions by "guaranteeing that participants are vaccinated".

...and so Sweden falls.

Comment: See also: Lockdown surrender? Sweden warns of more restrictions, gears up to close restaurants & gyms


Seasons Greetings from New Normal Germany!

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So, I had a little disagreement with Jillian C. York, Director for International Freedom of Expression of the Electronic Frontier Foundation in Berlin and several of her many hacker-type Twitter followers yesterday, and today ... well, it appears NortonLifeLock has blocked the Consent Factory blog and slapped a big, red "dangerous webpage" warning label on it. (You may not see it wherever you live, and you certainly won't if you're not using Norton, but quite a lot of people do use Norton, so that's kind of a problem for an author like me.)

Now, I'm sure this is (a) just a total coincidence, because I know that no one at EFF, nor any of the hacker types that piled in on my Twitter feed after Jillian singled me out for a Twitter mobbing, would stoop so low as to engage in this type of scumbag behavior (i.e., getting the Consent Factory blog flagged as "dangerous" website), and (b) probably just an innocent mistake on the part of the NortonLifeLock Corporation, which of course would never knowingly engage in any type of malicious, defamatory action that would damage an author's reputation and livelihood (like, for example, as set forth in 28 U.S.C. § 4101).

In any event, while I'm waiting for NortonLifeLock to get this "mistake" cleared up, let me give you an update on the atmosphere here in New Normal Berlin, where "the Unvaccinated" (and other political dissidents who refuse to conform to the new official ideology) are effectively banned from human society (i.e., restaurants, cafes, cultural events, stores, etc., even public transport), so we are pretty much under house arrest. OK, we're still allowed to shop for groceries, as long as we wear our medical-looking masks, and we're allowed to go out and walk around in the cold and the rain for as long as we can stand it, so we're technically not prisoners or anything. But it's not exactly ... you know, festive.