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Man who fired first shots behind Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha has been charged

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The man who fired the first shots from behind Kyle Rittenhouse during the fatal incident in Kenosha has been charged.

Joshua Ziminski, 35, has been charged with disorderly conduct and use of a dangerous weapon for firing his weapon during the incident on August 25.

According to the charging document, obtained by The Gateway Pundit, while investigating the shooting by Rittenhouse, Kenosha detectives obtained videos in which Ziminski "was holding a black handgun, which he was holding in his left hand, pointing downward. Detective Howard reports that in reviewing multiple other videos, he was able to see the defendant and Kelly Ziminski, in and around multiple other people on the streets, and the defendant was seen holding the handgun down at his side in said videos."

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Netflix CEO says 'Cuties' is misunderstood, but 'speaks for itself'

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Netflix co-CEO Ted Sarandos said in a Monday interview that the hotly-debated new movie "Cuties" is misunderstood.

"It's a little surprising in 2020 America that we're having a discussion about censoring storytelling," Sarandos said Monday, according to Deadline.

"It's a film that is very misunderstood with some audiences, uniquely within the United States," he continued. "The film speaks for itself. It's a very personal coming of age film, it's the director's story and the film has obviously played very well at Sundance without any of this controversy and played in theaters throughout Europe without any of this controversy."

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Row breaks out over draft German law that uses only feminine titles

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The draft law exclusively uses terms such as "Arbeitnehmerinnen" (female employees) instead of the masculine "Arbeitnehmer".
Germany's Justice Ministry has sparked a spat over gender and language by drafting a bill that uses only feminine endings, giving some the impression that it applies only to women.

Legal texts in Germany usually use the masculine version of words such as "employee" or "landlord" to cover both men and women.

But campaigners have been arguing for years that using this language excludes women or gives the impression they are less important.

The draft law on insolvency and restructuring exclusively uses terms such as "Arbeitnehmerinnen" (female employees) instead of the masculine "Arbeitnehmer".

"I think it is good that we are now discussing gender-equal language in legal texts and that a ball has been set rolling," Katja Mast of the Social Democrats (SPD), the party of Justice Minister Christine Lambrecht, told the ARD public broadcaster.

Comment: See also: And check out SOTT radio's: MindMatters: Words As Weapons: The Postmodern Political Strategy

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Facebook, in a reversal, will now ban Holocaust denial content under its hate-speech policy

Facebook this morning announced a significant change in how it approaches Holocaust denial content on its social network. For years, the company has been criticized for not taking down this extremely offensive form of content in favor of allowing free speech and distancing itself from taking on the responsibilities of a traditional publisher. Today, it's reversing that position, saying it will now update its hate-speech policy to "prohibit any content that denies or distorts the Holocaust."

The company said it made the decision amid a growing number of online hate speech attacks and is a part of Facebook's newer efforts to fight the spread of hate speech across its platform.

"We have banned more than 250 white supremacist organizations and updated our policies to address militia groups and QAnon," explained Facebook in an announcement, authored by Monika Bickert, VP of Content Policy. "We also routinely ban other individuals and organizations globally, and we took down 22.5 million pieces of hate speech from our platform in the second quarter of this year. Following a year of consultation with external experts, we recently banned anti-Semitic stereotypes about the collective power of Jews that often depicts them running the world or its major institutions," the company said.

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Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show

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Google is providing information to police based on what people are searching for, including data like IP addresses.
There are few things as revealing as a person's search history, and police typically need a warrant on a known suspect to demand that sensitive information. But a recently unsealed court document found that investigators can request such data in reverse order by asking Google to disclose everyone who searched a keyword rather than for information on a known suspect.

In August, police arrested Michael Williams, an associate of singer and accused sex offender R. Kelly, for allegedly setting fire to a witness' car in Florida. Investigators linked Williams to the arson, as well as witness tampering, after sending a search warrant to Google that requested information on "users who had searched the address of the residence close in time to the arson."

The July court filing was unsealed on Tuesday. Detroit News reporter Robert Snell tweeted about the filing after it was unsealed.

Court documents showed that Google provided the IP addresses of people who searched for the arson victim's address, which investigators tied to a phone number belonging to Williams. Police then used the phone number records to pinpoint the location of Williams' device near the arson, according to court documents.

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NYC issues over $150,000 in fines during first weekend of new lockdown

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New York City slapped over 62 people, businesses and houses of worship with over $150,000 in fines during the first weekend of newly imposed COVID-19 restrictions against gatherings, as well as a mask mandate and social distancing requirements, according to the city's Twitter account.

Those summoned by the New York City sheriff include at least five houses of worship in the city's so-called "red zones" where COVID-19 infection rates are the highest. The institutions could face up to $15,000 in fines, according to Sheriff Joseph Fucito (via the NYT).

The Sheriff's office also broke up an illegal rave in Cunningham Park in Queens, where over 110 people had gathered to party. Officials cited and charged the event's organizers with health code violations.

Comment: Good. Continue to sue, sue, sue the government of New York the federal court involved - and Cuomo himself - until all the facts about Covid and the unnecessary lockdowns are out on the table.

See also: Does the Coronavirus make our constitutional freedom of assembly obsolete?

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It is being projected there could be an "eight billion meal shortage" at America's food banks over next 12 months

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In 2020, we are witnessing an explosion of hunger in the United States that is unlike anything that we have seen since the Great Depression of the 1930s. Tens of millions of Americans have lost their jobs since the start of this pandemic, and money is running low for a whole lot of people. In fact, I just wrote an article about a survey that found that one out of every five Americans will be out of cash by Election Day. More Americans are slipping into poverty with each passing month, and this has created an unprecedented surge of demand at food banks across the nation. Meanwhile, our growing economic problems are also causing donations to dry up, and so many food banks are facing a major crunch as we head into 2021. In fact, Feeding America is warning that their network of food banks is potentially facing an "eight billion meal shortage" over the next 12 months...
Feeding America, the nation's largest food-relief organization, is warning of a six billion to eight billion meal shortage over the next 12 months, which could leave millions of Americans hungry amid the pandemic.

The dire shortage comes as tens of millions of Americans have turned to local food banks for help amid the pandemic-triggered surge in unemployment and food insecurity.

Comment: And as if that weren't bad enough...


Johnson & Johnson pauses COVID-19 vaccine trials over participant's 'unexplained illness'

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Johnson & Johnson has paused its late stage clinical trials for a COVID-19 vaccine because of an "unexplained" illness in one of the participants, the company said Monday.

It said in a news release that the trial was paused while the study's independent Data Safety Monitoring Board conducted a review and evaluation of the participant's condition.

"Adverse events — illnesses, accidents, etc. — even those that are serious, are an expected part of any clinical study, especially large studies."

The company noted the "significant distinction" between a study pause and a regulatory hold, explaining that a pause is not unexpected in vaccine trials.

Comment: Same goes for Eli Lilly's monoclonal antibody treatment.


'Suffocating': French women forced to wear MASKS during CHILDBIRTH

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Hospitals in France are requiring expectant mothers to wear face masks during childbirth, allegedly causing complications during labor. Now an activist group is leading a wave of angry backlash over the practice.

The anti-masked-birth campaigners and some doctors say that mothers are finding themselves unnecessarily stressed out and having trouble breathing, which can lead to weakness and an inability to push during labor.

There have been multiple instances of hospital staff threatening to refuse medical service to maskless women reported in the French media. Some mothers have revealed that they were forced to keep their face masks on even when they were struggling to breathe while giving birth.

Comment: Perhaps it's horrifying occurrences such as - and there are so many others - that will bring more people to their senses and they'll finally begin to question the entire nonsensical coronavirus narrative: And check out SOTT radio's:


Trump senior adviser: Polls have 'massive oversampling of Democrats'

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President Trump's senior campaign advisor Steve Cortes on Monday said that national polls don't decide elections and look better for Democratic nominee Joe Biden because of an oversampling of Democratic voters.

Speaking on Fox News's Bill Hemmer Reports, Cortes said:
"I think polls matter. We pay some attention to them. It's very critical to look at the inputs into these polls because the inputs often determine the final output numbers. And many of these polls — I haven't looked at this one yet specifically, but many of these polls have massive oversampling of Democrats."
In the segment, Hemmer referred to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll that showed Biden with a 12-point lead over Trump. The survey had a sample size of 1,014 adults with a margin of error of 3.5 percentage points. Among those who participated in the poll, 30 percent identified as Democrat, 27 percent identified as Republican and 35 percent identified as independent.

Comment: So 8% were unidentified.