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Cyber attack shuts down largest US gasoline pipeline - 45% of east coast and southern regions

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Gas pipeline facility
On Friday night, the largest U.S. gas pipeline announced it had halted its operations after it discovered it was targeted in a cyber attack. The pipeline provides about 45 percent of the fuel supply along the east coast and southern United States.

In a company statement Friday night, Colonial Pipeline said, "On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline Company learned it was the victim of a cybersecurity attack. In response, we proactively took certain systems offline to contain the threat, which has temporarily halted all pipeline operations, and affected some of our IT systems."

According to Bloomberg, Colonial Pipeline operates the largest gasoline and diesel pipeline system in the U.S.


Records show BLM grifter Patrisse Cullors funneled business to company run by father of her only child

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Damon Turner and Patrisse Cullors speak at Patrisse Cullors' Thesis Solo Show on April 18, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Patrisse Cullors, the co-founder and executive director of Black Lives Matter's national arm, has funneled business to a company led by a man she identified as the father of her only child, a Daily Caller News Foundation review of business records, interviews and social media posts found.

The company, Trap Heals, was formed just days before partnering with Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation and later became the charity's "lead developer of the art & cultural efforts," according to business records, interviews and an archived version of Trap Heals' website. Two other activist groups Cullors led paid Trap Heals a collective $238,000 to produce an election night livestream and for consulting services, campaign finance records show.

In numerous public mentions of their work, Cullors and Trap Heals chief Damon Turner did not disclose that they had a child together. But in at least one instance, Turner said Cullors was directly involved in Trap Heals' partnership with BLM Global Network.

Comment: The National Pulse provides more insight into Patrisse Cullors' true political beliefs:
During her speech, the Black Lives Matter (BLM) co-founder recounts how a young person insisted her book was "like Mao's Red Book," a comparison which Cullors embraces:

"I was speaking to this young person from Arizona who's trying to fight SB 1070, and he grabbed a book and he said, "It's like Mao's Red Book." [Laughter] And I was like man, that's what I was thinking, and it was just really cool to hear him make that connection, and I was like how about you buy 10 to 15 of these books and you all have like a youth organizing group where you talk about it and you really try to engage this."

"I think I have a really important role in speaking to youth. Maybe it's because I came in the movement at 17-and-a-half, so I have just a knack for knowing how to organize young people into this organization," Cullors adds.

Originally published at the advent of China's Cultural Revolution, the Little Red Book contains hundreds of quotes from then-Chairman Mao. Beyond representing the archetype of communist propaganda, the work was widely used by young revolutionaries to justify "purges" of anyone short of completely devoted to the Chinese Communist Party.

And history appears to be repeating itself: BLM has embedded its messages within public school curricula alongside ideological counterparts including the 1619 Project and Critical Race Theory.
Poke a "progressive" organization, and sure enough, George Soros turns up:

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Israeli forces shoot and kill Palestinian teenager

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Saeed Odeh, 16, was shot and killed by Israeli forces in the town of Odala in Nablus, in the Northern occupied West Bank on Wednesday, May 5th, 2021.
Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian teenager on Wednesday night in the Nablus district in the northern occupied West Bank, making him the second child to be killed by Israeli forces in 2021.

The teen, identified as Saeed Odeh, 16, a resident of the village of Odala, was shot by Israeli forces with live ammunition around 9:00 p.m., according to Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP).

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4 ex-Minneapolis police officers, including Chauvin, federally indicted in George Floyd's death

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This combination of photos provided by the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office in Minnesota on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, shows Derek Chauvin, from left, J. Alexander Kueng, Thomas Lane and Tou Thao.
A federal grand jury in Minnesota has voted to indict the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in the May 25, 2020, arrest of George Floyd, according to indictments unsealed Friday.

The three-count indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. Specifically, Chauvin, Thao and Kueng are charged with violating Floyd's right to be free from unreasonable seizure and excessive force. All four officers are charged for their failure to provide Floyd with medical care. Chauvin was also charged in a second indictment, stemming from the arrest and neck restraint of a 14-year-old boy in 2017.

Thomas Lane, Tou Thao and J. Kueng appeared via videoconference in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis. Chauvin was not part of the court appearance.

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Is this the Handmaid's Tale? First-year congresswoman details her woes as 'BIRTHING PERSON' to much bemusement

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Activists dressed in Handmaid's Tale costumes walk as they take part in a demonstration to mark International Women's Day in Sao Paulo, Brazil March 8, 2021.
Democratic Rep. Cori Bush shocked co-workers on both sides of the aisle after sharing her horror stories of mistreatment during two pregnancies. But it was her call-out to fellow 'birthing people' that put moms on edge.

The Missouri Rep. addressed the House Oversight and Government Reform Committees on Thursday, sharing her experiences "as a single mom, nurse, activist, and Congresswoman...[committed] to protecting Black mothers, Black birthing people, Black babies, and to save Black lives."

While her pitch sounded innocuous enough at first - protecting women and children in a country that despite its first world status nevertheless is afflicted with one of the highest maternal death rates in the West, would seem to be a rather uncontroversial issue - a closer look at the tweet raised some alarms. Not only were her choices of who to protect limited to black children and parents, but there was that phrase in the middle of her conclusion: "Black birthing people."

Comment: People who use this kind of newspeak language should rightly be mocked and derided. As Matt Walsh said, "It makes everything ugly and dull and weird."

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California's 'equity' math rejects existence of naturally gifted students: 'All children capable at highest levels'

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California's proposed "equity"-focused K-12 mathematics framework aims to underscore the message that there are no students who are intellectually gifted in the subject area, and that providing tracks for higher-level math students is discriminatory.

"All students are capable of making these contributions and achieving these abilities at the highest levels," the introductory chapter of the framework draft from January states, addressing the "problem" that "many competitive colleges and universities ... hold calculus as an unstated requirement."

According to the framework, when school districts place students who show high ability in math in advanced classes, or in the "mathematics pathway system," they act in opposition to what the document states is "evidence that shows all fifth graders are capable of eventually learning calculus, or other high-level courses, when provided appropriate messaging, teaching, and support (sic)."

Comment: One thing that is readily apparent in all this racist math nonsense is that those hellbent on changing what is taught and how are also hellbent on making children less intelligent and capable.

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FEC ditches case regarding Trump hush-money payments to women

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"Like me, Trump should have been found guilty. How the F.E.C. committee could rule any other way is confounding," Michael Cohen said in a statement.

The Federal Election Commission (FEC) revealed that it has ditched a case related to whether former President Donald Trump breached election law in connection with a payment made to Stormy Daniels prior to the 2016 election by Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen.

Cohen served time for violating campaign finance laws, tax evasion and lying to Congress, according to the New York Times, which noted that Cohen has stated that Trump directed him to set up payments to two women amid the 2016 election contest.

Comment: Looks like even the FEC is sick of this BS. Let it die, already.


'They're coming to kill us': Canada's Rebel News CANCELED by PayPal without notice, founder says

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Rebel News co-founder Ezra Levant announced that payment processor PayPal has canceled their account without an explanation. The Canadian outlet has been critical of the Covid-19 lockdowns and the government of PM Justin Trudeau.

"Look, this isn't a mistake. It's a cancel culture attack on the largest independent news agency in Canada. It's censorship," Levant announced on Thursday, in a fundraising appeal for legal fees to sue PayPal.

"They're finally coming to kill us," the Rebel News account tweeted.

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Climate of fear? Colleagues silent on CDC retaliation against 'superstar' scientist who tried to prevent vaccine 'pause' disaster

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CDC Headquarters, Atlanta, Georgia
None of the 10 doctors on the committee that advises the Centers for Disease Control on COVID-19 vaccines would say if they support the CDC removing a world-leading scientist from that committee for opposing a pause that may have spooked Americans off COVID vaccination.

The Federalist contacted all of the committee's members for comment on the CDC's decision that could affect the integrity and public perception of the committee's work, as well as Americans' willingness to accept COVID vaccines, a current pressing concern for the public health agency. None was willing to comment.

The reluctance underscores the retaliatory climate CDC communicated when it punished a "world-class" scientist who helped invent methods dramatically improving the very vaccine safety system the CDC uses today. That story The Federalist broke received major media attention, and so has the vaccine hesitancy the agency's pause seems to have amplified.

In April, CDC official Dr. Amanda Cohn emailed Harvard Medical School's Dr. Martin Kulldorff to remove him from the CDC's COVID-19 Vaccines Safety Technical Work Group (known as VaST). In her email, she made it clear that the agency was retaliating against Kulldorff because he publicly expressed his professional opinion that pausing the Johnson and Johnson COVID vaccine wasn't scientifically warranted and would increase COVID deaths.

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Rare nerve disorder after AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine, Pfizer and Moderna's investigated for heart inflammation link

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Vials of the AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine are seen in a general practice of a doctor, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Vienna, Austria April 30, 2021.
Europe's medicines regulator is reviewing reports of a rare nerve-degenerating disorder in people who received AstraZeneca's (AZN.L) COVID-19 shots, raising fresh questions about potential side-effects of the vaccine.

As part of a regular review of safety reports for the vaccine, Vaxzevria, the safety committee of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), is analysing data provided by AstraZeneca on cases of Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), it said on Friday, without specifying the number of cases.

The Anglo-Swedish drugmaker did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Comment: It's likely that the mRNA vaccines pose an even greater threat to health: