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Greece's restaurant sector protests Covid measures with country-wide shutdown

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Athens, Greece: Restaurants in shut their doors in protest over restrictive covid measures
Cafes, restaurants and bars have declared a strike on Tuesday in protest at measures aimed at curbing rising coronavirus infections.

Representatives of the country's restaurateurs will also be meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Athens to deliver a petition calling for the measures to be lifted.

Catering professionals say that business has dropped and jobs are at risk since restrictions were introduced earlier this month demanding that customers without a Covid vaccination or recovery certificate show a negative rapid or PCR test to be served. This also applies to hair salons and retail stores, with the exception of pharmacies, supermarkets and other food stores, while new restrictions have also been introduced on the number of customers per square meter.

The sector has also taken umbrage with the fact that similar restrictions have not been imposed for churches, sports stadiums and public transportation.

Control Panel

Atlanta set to begin the south's biggest guaranteed income experiments

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Progressives have talked about the concept of universal basic income (UBI) for years. The idea behind UBI is that the government would provide, in some way or another, a certain amount of money to everyone as a sort of minimum living standard.

Tied to the UBI concept is the notion of guaranteed income. Guaranteed income is a little different in that not everybody gets the same amount of money every time. Examples of this include Alaska's payments to residents from the state's oil investment fund and the casino revenue payments that some Native Americans receive. A guaranteed income can be public or private. (Save your "it's called a job" jokes for the comments).

Atlanta is set to begin two guaranteed income experiments, and at least one of the two projects is will be the largest such experiment in the South.

The first initiative is the pet project of City Council member Amir Farokhi, who will oversee payments of $800 to up to 300 black single mothers in Atlanta's Old Fourth Ward, an area of the city that includes both the South's largest concentration of Section 8 housing and tony new mixed-use developments.

Bullseye

MSNBC banned from Rittenhouse trial courtroom after producer caught following jury bus


Comment: ...in an attempt to unmask jurors, most likely. Typical mainstream media.


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Judge Bruce Schroeder banned MSNBC for attempting to follow the jury bus during the Rittenhouse trial.
As the jury deliberated in the Kyle Rittenhouse case on Thursday, Judge Bruce Schroeder announced that individuals had followed the jury bus, following at a distance of "about a block." This individual claimed that he worked for MSNBC, and was instructed to follow the jury bus by the outlet.

As such, Schroeder banned MSNBC from the courtroom. The individual who followed the bus identified himself to police as James J. Morrison, and that individual reportedly said that he was following the jury bus at the instruction of Irene Byon, who is a booking producer with NBC in New York.

Comment: Conservative Brief reports:
Police in Kenosha said Morrison was "trying to photograph jurors" and was charged with several traffic violations, police said.

Earlier this week, the defense team for Rittenhouse submitted a request for a mistrial.

The defense had motioned for a mistrial with prejudice alleging that the prosecution withheld drone footage from the night Rittenhouse killed two men and injured another in Kenosha, Wisconsin.

According to The New York Times, defense lawyer Corey Chirafisi made a separate request for a mistrial.

"We didn't have the quality of evidence that the state had until the case had been closed," he told Judge Bruce Schroeder.

The Times reported the defense is now "asking for a mistrial 'without prejudice' — meaning that prosecutors could refile charges — arguing that they did not have access to a high-quality video that most fully captures the first of the three shootings."

According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the defense originally received a lower quality version of the drone footage and says they were not given the high-definition version until Saturday.

Assistant District Attorney Thomas Binger has been repeatedly scolded by Kenosha County Judge Bruce Schroeder for his behavior, comments, and numerous attempts to use shady evidence against Rittenhouse.



The prosecutors have sworn up down and sideways they had no expertise in video manipulation which at the heart of the motion for mistrial, throwing everyone under the bus, including each other and yet, eagle-eyed live stream viewers participating in Rekeita Law's excellent session caught this:

"Not conclusive, but definititely 'sus'."


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Kyle Rittenhouse defense accuses prosecutors of withholding key video, motion for mistrial

Rittenhouse attorneys Mark Richards Corey Chirafisi
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Kyle Rittenhouse’s attorneys, Mark Richards and Corey Chirafisi, in court on Nov. 16.
Kyle Rittenhouse's legal team accused prosecutors of holding back key video footage that is at the heart of their case in a formal motion for a mistrial, court documents show.

Lawyers for the 18-year-old Kenosha gunman already called for a mistrial during the hearing, and filed a formal seven-page request less than an hour before closing arguments Monday, the Chicago Tribune noted.

The motion argues any conviction should be overruled and seeks to forbid any chance of a retrial if Rittenhouse is cleared of the five felonies he faces for the deadly triple shooting at last year's Kenosha riots.

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Fire

Tucker Carlson: Why did the people in charge let Kenosha be destroyed?

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Just another evening in what has become a pretty high drama country, really. The jury in the Kyle Rittenhouse trial has gone home for the night after many hours of deliberations today. The average jury reaches a verdict in just a few hours, so these jurors are taking much longer than most.

But it's probably not because the evidence they have heard is confusing them. In a typical trial, an insider trading trial for example, something complex, an honest observer might be able to see both sides of the case and probably can. But that is not true here, far from it.

In fact, it's the opposite. From the very first moments of this trial it was obvious that Kyle Rittenhouse never should have been indicted in the first place. The key question was: Did Kyle Rittenhouse act in self-defense that night in Kenosha? And the answer unequivocally is yes. Obviously, it's a no-brainer. It's like the O.J. trial, no honest person could reach a different conclusion.

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Handcuffs

'QAnon Shaman' jailed for more than three years in most severe 6 Jan riot sentence yet

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Having already served almost 11 months in prison, Jacob Chansley could be released in early 2024 as the next presidential election kicks off.

The "QAnon Shaman" has been handed the most severe sentence yet among rioters charged with storming the US Capitol on 6 January.

Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley was sentenced to 41 months - or almost three and a half years - plus 36 months supervised release.

The term is 10 months shorter than the 51 months prosecutors had sought in the case. Having already served around 11 months in prison, Mr Chansley could be released in early 2024 as the next presidential election race gets into full swing.

Comment: So they've locked up a clearly mentally disturbed individual because he was the "public face of the Capitol riot." In other words, they're making an example of him. Truly, justice has been served.

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Cut

Initiative! Detroit teen busted for thriving barber shop in school bathroom, top barber takes notice

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16-year-old Cameron Tucker gives a haircut in his high school's restroom. The teen was given a one-day suspension for playing bathroom barber in Detroit, Michigan.
A 16-year-old was given a one-day suspension for playing bathroom barber at Renaissance High School in Detroit, Michigan.

Cameron Tucker caught the barber bug this summer. He was motivated to cut his younger cousins' hair, save some cash cutting his own and make a little by cutting his friends' hair.

He reached out to his Uncle Tuck to school him on the fundamentals of the fade.

His exact words, he said, 'I'm going to show you one time. I'm not going to show you again,'" Cameron said. "And I was like, 'Alright.'"

Colosseum

France turns to Ancient Greece for war on woke

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France's education minister has announced plans to boost the teaching of ancient Greek and Latin in an effort to fight the proliferation of wokeism and "develop the culture" of the country's younger generations.

Speaking on Monday, Education Minister Jean-Michel Blanquer, a leading figure in France's war on woke, said that ancient Greek and Latin would become available to sixth formers pursuing vocational courses next year, as well as middle school students.

Blanquer wants sixth formers to have the opportunity to "develop their culture" by reading ancient philosophers while gaining the technical qualifications that the economy demands.

Comment: Woke-ism is spreading like a disease around the world, but it's good to see that some country's leaders are aware of it and taking steps to stop it.

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Arrow Up

Actual reality is infinitely preferable to the dystopian augmented reality of the Metaverse

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Virtual reality seekers
A viral video poking fun at the Metaverse, while highlighting the natural charms of Iceland, has a serious message: Is this highly advanced augmented reality world, with its alarming potential, really the best way forward?

The country that went to war on bankers and once kicked out uninvited FBI agents has now taken on Mark Zuckerberg's 'Metaverse', countering humorously with 'Icelandverse' - "enhanced actual reality without silly looking headsets."

A two-and-a-half minute clip by Inspired by Iceland hilariously mimics the near seven-minute clip announcing Facebook's Meta - right down to the robotic-looking Icelandic version of Zuck (named Zack), with equally awkward facial and hand gestures.

Eye 1

Loudoun school parents 'livid and sickened' after being kept in dark about sex life survey

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© REUTERS/Leah Millis
People gather to protest different issues including the board’s handling of a sexual assault that happened in a school bathroom in May, vaccine mandates and critical race theory during a Loudoun County School Board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia, on Oct. 26, 2021.
Some parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, are outraged after school officials failed to notify them ahead of time about a survey administered to their kids that asked questions about their sex lives and gender identities.

The Virginia Department of Health (VDOH), which developed the Virginia Youth Survey, states that written notification must be given to parents by the school division at least 30 days before administration, and that parents have the right to review the survey and opt-out.

But Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville mistakenly administered the survey without first notifying parents, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) told Fox News in a statement.

Comment: It seems there have been a whole lot of apologies to parents coming out of Loudoun County these days. It's almost as if the administrators have been scheming to indoctrinate children unabated up until now, and the additional scrutiny the recent scandals have brought has revealed much of their playbook.

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