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Nagorno-Karabakh: Azerbaijan says 12 civilians killed by shelling in Ganja

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Rescue teams work at a site hit by a strike during fighting over the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh, in the city of Ganja.
Azerbaijan has said at least 12 people have died after shelling levelled a row of homes in the city of Ganja, with 40 more wounded in a sharp escalation of the conflict with Armenia over the region of Nagorno-Karabakh.

The Azeri prosecutor general's office said that two shells hit apartment buildings in the country's second largest city. There has been no official reaction from Armenia as yet.

The attack on Saturday, which saw a second strike in another part of Ganja and a third reach the nearby strategic city of Mingecevir, came hours after Azerbaijani forces shelled the ethic Armenian separatist region's capital, Stepanakert.

Comment: Armenia has denied making the attack and Erdogan continues meddling:
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called shelling of Azerbaijani cities by Armenia amid the escalation of tension in conflict-torn Nagorno-Karabakh region war crimes, adding that those responsible will be held accountable.

"Armenia still commits war crimes&massacres civilians. Kills innocent people incl. children. Silence against this atrocity equals sharing responsibility of these murders. Those who have no humanity will be held accountable for their crimes. Will always stand by brotherly #Azerbaijan", Cavusoglu wrote on Twitter.

In the early hours of Saturday, Azerbaijani presidential assistant Hikmet Hajiyev said that the Azerbaijani cities of Ganja and Mingecevir came under missile attacks. According to the emergency services, 13 bodies have been recovered from the rubble in the wake of the attack, while over 50 people were injured.

The Armenian Defence Ministry maintains that its military has not shelled the Azerbaijani territory.

Hostilities on the contact line in Karabakh have been ongoing since 27 September, with Yerevan and Baku accusing each other of starting the firing. The international community strongly condemned the escalation and called on the parties to settle the differences via dialogue, while Turkey has pledged its full support for Azerbaijan.
All in all, it looks like the conflict over the Nagorno-Karabakh region is shaping up into yet another proxy war, with the West taking Azerbaijan's part, via Turkey, and Russia standing by Armenia. But since Erdogan is known to have has his own revanchist ambitions, he may be a wild card in the mix. Yet it seems neither side really want this conflict, with both endorsing Russia as a suitable mediator. So what is really going on?


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'Biden beat Trump' in TV ratings, MSM's rush to declare after dueling town halls...but did he?

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US Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and President Donald Trump held dueling town halls on ABC and NBC, October 15, 2020.
Jumping on early TV numbers, Democrats and the media declared a ratings victory for Joe Biden over President Donald Trump. Streaming numbers for their respective town halls paint a somewhat different picture.

Instead of a presidential debate - that was canceled over a last-minute rule change - Trump and Biden held town halls on different TV networks Thursday evening. Trump's hour-long NBC event was scheduled opposite Biden's 90-minute ABC appearance - and to hear the media on Friday, the Democrat won easily.

Comment: The Trump event ended earlier than Biden's. It is likely Trump viewers changed channels to catch the last segments of Biden's event and were thus counted in his tally. Had it been in reverse, the channel-switcher audience would have gone to Trump - if an equal playing field existed. Predictions without verification are whatever someone wants them to be.


Arrow Down

Biden campaign manager confirms what we all know about these 2020 polls

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Presidential candidate Joe Biden
We've been saying it for weeks now. The 2020 polls are trash. Things just don't make sense. Joe Biden cannot be up by 10 points over Trump and be in a dead heat with him in Miami-Dade County, the most populous Democratic county in the Sunshine State. I've seen polls where college-educated voters are oversampled. Democrats are oversampled. And some firms haven't moved away from registered voter models.

Zipcodes where Trump Democrats live are bypassed and suburban GOP voters are targeted more than rural ones for the obvious reason that the former group is hostile to Trump. Also, yes, there is a shy Trump vote this year. It's projected to be larger, with urban black women likely to fall into this category. Also, not everyone is as forthcoming with these pollsters over the phone. We have data on that too. What about young people? Youth interest in this election has dipped to levels not seen since 2000. We could see one million fewer young people vote in this cycle.

And if Biden is ahead by that much, he could hunker down in his bunker until Election Day.

Comment: Interesting admission by the Biden campaign manager as MSM revs up their game and numbers projections for Biden.


Attention

Pennsylvania's rejection of 372,000 ballot applications bewilders voters and strains election staff

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Most rejected applications were deemed duplicates because voters had unwittingly checked a request box during the primary. The administrative nightmare highlights the difficulty of ramping up mail-in voting on the fly.

Pennsylvania, one of the most hotly contested battlegrounds in the presidential election, has rejected 372,000 requests for mail-in ballots, straining election offices and bewildering voters.

More than 90% of those applications, or about 336,000, were denied as duplicates, primarily because people who had requested mail-in ballots for the state's June 2 primary did not realize that they had checked a box to be sent ballots for the general election, too. Voters have also been baffled by unclear or inaccurate information on the state's ballot-tracking website, and by a wave of mail ballot applications from political parties and get-out-the-vote groups. County offices across the state have been forced to hire temporary staff and work seven days a week to cope with the confusion.

Comment: A lesson in how not to administer ballots, run elections and inform the people!


Black Magic

A new statue depicting Medusa holding a man's severed head is a symbol of all that's bad about #MeToo - and why it has backfired on women

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The newest work by artist Luciano Garbati 'Medusa With The Head of Perseus', is seen during the public unveil at Collect Pond Park in the Manhattan borough of New York City, U.S., October 13, 2020
In Greek mythology, men used to fear the stony gaze of the snake-haired Gorgon. Today, men once again feel such fear - but, ironically, no campaign has done more to impair women's opportunities either.

A seven-foot statue of Medusa holding a man's severed head was unveiled in New York this week. For six months, this sculpture, made by the Argentinian-Italian artist Luciano Garbati, will be situated facing the Manhattan Supreme Court, where Harvey Weinstein was prosecuted and convicted of sex crimes against actresses and female film-production staff.

The statue is being used in this position as a symbol of justice enacted against male rapists. However, it more accurately - and unintentionally - symbolises the difference between the public triumphalism of the #MeToo movement and its negative repercussions for women in the United States.

Sheriff

Seattle mayor who praised CHOP, supported police cuts, is now 'deeply concerned' as more than 100 officers have left the force

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Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan.
There is mass exodus going on at the Seattle Police Department.

Democratic Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan — who once called the police-free autonomous zone in her city a "block party" amid a "summer of love" — is now "deeply concerned" over the mass exodus taking place within the city's police department.

KING-TV reported early Friday morning that a record number of officers had left the department in September, according to a new Seattle Budget Office report. The report noted that 39 officers and officers-in-training "separated" from the department while an additional 14 officers extended their leaves.

Comment: You reap what you sow.

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Pocket Knife

Trump is Punk AF: Sex Pistols' Johnny Rotten says he'd be 'daft as a brush not to' support Donald Trump in the 2020 election

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Lydon, pictured in October 2018 in New Orleans, has backed Trump for several years.
Johnny Rotten, frontman of the Sex Pistols, has announced that he is backing Donald Trump, describing the president as 'the only sensible choice' for the November election.

The London-born punk rocker, real name John Lydon, now lives in Los Angeles and became a US citizen in 2013.

He has previously voted for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, but told The Observer that he was now throwing his support behind Trump because of his handling of the economy.

Comment: In a video that set out to discuss the latest Project Veritas revelation, Tim Pool and his guests get into a talk about punk, counter-culture and dissident subcultures in the modern age. The long and the short of it is that, when your political ideology lines up perfectly with every MSM outlet, every corporation, every advertising campaign - in short, the establishment itself - you are not the counterculture. Trump supporters are the new counterculture, those wanting to stand up to the dominant ideology and make some noise. Trump is Punk! The video (discussion of counterculture starts with Tim talking about Trump support in the skateboarding community at 03:18):




Dig

San Francisco looks to rename 44 schools, expunging the likes of Washington, Lincoln and even FEINSTEIN for their impurities

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Washington (from left), Jefferson and Lincoln (right) were once revered enough to be carved into Mount Rushmore, but they're now deemed too morally impure to have their names on San Francisco schools.
Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt are among the historical figures whose names are no longer considered honorable enough to adorn public schools in San Francisco.

The city's school board is looking to rename as many as 44 of the 125 public schools in its district after a panel of community members appointed to study the issue found their namesakes to be problematic by today's standards of woke conduct, the local ABC television affiliate reported. The committee's review criteria targeted colonizers, slave owners, perpetrators of genocide, racists, human-rights violators, environmental abusers and those who oppressed or abused women, children, gay or transgender people.

Three of the four men whose faces were sculpted on Mt. Rushmore failed to measure up, including the president who pushed through the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery in the US. The committee found all three to have connections to slavery, genocide or oppression, so Abraham Lincoln High School, George Washington High School and Jefferson Elementary may be renamed.

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People 2

'Unequal & unsafe': Piers Morgan slams transgender athletes being allowed play women's rugby, heaping pressure on English union

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Outspoken broadcaster Piers Morgan has risked invoking the wrath of woke warriors everywhere by blasting the policy of transgender women being allowed to play women's rugby, arguing that its biologically unfair.

Morgan waded into the poisonous transgender debate in response to news that World Rugby has decided to ban transgender women - who are biologically male, but identify as women - from competing in the women's game. The sport's international governing body announced its decision in new guidelines this week, citing scientific evidence.


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Brick Wall

Coronavirus fraud scandal — The biggest fight has just begun

Dr. Reiner Fuellmich
The video announcement1,2,3,4 [below] by Dr. Reiner Fuellmich5 is long, but I strongly recommend listening to it in its entirety. Fuellmich has been a consumer protection trial lawyer in California and Germany6 for 26 years and is one of four founding members of the German Corona Extra-Parliamentary Inquiry Committee (Außerparlamentarischer Corona Untersuchungsausschuss7),8,9 launched July 10, 2020.

The other three founding members, all lawyers, are Viviane Fischer, Antonia Fischer and Justus P. Hoffmann, Ph.D.10 Fuellmich is heading up the committee's corona crisis tort case. All meetings are live-streamed and available on the Committee's YouTube channel11 (at least for now).

According to Fuellmich, an international class-action lawsuit will be filed against those responsible for implementing the economically devastating lockdowns around the world, as well as using fraudulent testing to engineer the appearance of a dangerous pandemic.