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Pompeo: We're 'certainly looking' to ban TikTok, along with other Chinese social media apps

TicTok Pompeo
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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has confirmed Washington is considering a ban on Chinese social media apps, including the ultra-popular TikTok, apparently inspired by a similar ban in India and Australia's threat to do the same.

Speaking with Fox News, Pompeo affirmed "we're certainly looking at" banning TikTok and other Chinese apps, following the lead of India, which banned 59 Chinese apps after border skirmishes with Beijing, and Australia, which has threatened to do the same. Americans should download the apps "only if you want your information in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party," he smirked.

Comment: Why should China have access to the same cache of private information on Americans that the US government and its conglomerate lackeys pilfer and covet? Geez!


NPC

In the unforgiving world of woke, there's no room for personal development. One misstep decades ago and you're tarred for life

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Boeing's communications chief is the latest to lose his job after historical shaming over an article he wrote 33 years ago. Why can't the woke brigade accept that people can evolve and change their views over time?

Despite the urgent need to attend to the catastrophic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic pinballing around the aviation industry, it's a sad sign of the times to see Boeing's communications chief leave his job over a magazine article he wrote more than 30 years ago.

In the piece he penned for the magazine of the US Naval Institute, Niel Golightly wasn't flying the flag for neo-Nazis, nor was he extolling the virtues of pedophilia.

It was a clumsy article about women in the armed forces that has done it for Golightly, making him the latest victim of the self-righteous narcissists who patrol the world of gender politics with a take-no-prisoners attitude.

Fire

Two more! Explosions outside Tehran kills two and damages the factory

Med center explosion
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A medical center suffered a gas explosion in Tehran, killing at least 19 people.
The explosion follows a string of similar incidents across the country in recent days, including a gas explosion at a Tehran clinic on 30 June which killed at least 19 people, an explosion at a nuclear enrichment facility in central Iran on 2 July, and a fire at a power station in southwestern Iran on 4 July.

An explosion rocked a factory outside Tehran early Tuesday morning, killing two people and injuring three others, Iran's Islamic Republic News Agency has reported. The blast was said to have taken place at the Oxijen plant in Baqershahr, an industrial zone about 23 km south of Iran's capital, with local administrator Amin Babaei saying:
"the explosion was caused by workers being negligent while filling oxygen tanks". "The explosion...was so powerful that the walls of the Saipapress factory nearby were also totally destroyed."
The blast reportedly took place just after 3 am local time, with firefighters arriving on the scene shortly after the fire began, preventing it from spreading to nearby factories.

Also on Tuesday, authorities in Ahvaz, southwestern Iran reported that a gas explosion had taken place in a sewing workshop, with five women injured and taken to hospital. The explosion followed a blast in a residential area of Ahvaz last week which injured two.

Comment: Similar settings, small timeframe, a logistic parameter, common outcomes...would seem they might be connected.

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Heart - Black

BLM Toronto leader believes white people are sub-human, calls them 'genetic defects' - begs 'Allah' to help her 'not kill white folks'

Yusra Khogali
A social media post has resurfaced from a Black Lives Matter Toronto co-founder in which she apparently argues that white people are "sub-human" and are "recessive genetic defects."

Yusra Khogali wrote the post on what appears to be her Facebook and attempted to use a genetic explanation involving melanin production to explain why white people are "defects." It has now gone viral after it was shared by scholar James Lindsay.


"Whiteness is not humxness," reads the statement. "in fact, white skin is sub-humxn."


Comment: "Humxn" is not a word.


"White ppl are recessive genetic defects. this is factual," the post later says. "white ppl need white supremacy as a mechanism to protect their survival as a people because all they can do is produce themselves. black ppl simply through their dominant genes can literally wipe out the white race if we had the power to."

Yoda

A trans woman who is also a parent and teacher says JK Rowling is absolutely right; it's child abuse to push kids towards changing sex

JK rowling
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J.K. Rowling accepts an award onstage during the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Hosts 2019 Ripple Of Hope Gala & Auction In NYC on December 12, 2019 in New York City
The best-selling author has been vilified for warning about how children struggling with their mental health are being shunted towards hormones and surgery by trans activists. But she is brave and right to speak out.

After last month receiving a barrage of abuse for reclaiming the word 'woman' to describe her sex, JK Rowling might have been forgiven for handing the campaigning baton onto others. The transgender debate that she entered is perhaps the most toxic and divisive dispute raging across social media.

But she knew what she was getting into. In a superb 3,700-word essay, she explained why she had spoken out. She had researched the arguments, read the papers, talked to those involved - including a transsexual friend - and wanted no more than women's concerns to be heard; not to be met with threats and abuse.

Reasoned arguments, however, don't cut it in a debate that is punctuated by rhetoric and emotion. According to her opponents, women who do not accept the catechism, trans women are women, are evil terfs who must be cancelled.

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Black Magic

In an insane world, madness looks moderate and sanity looks radical

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Joe Biden presents George W. Bush with the Liberty Medal
There are no moderate, mainstream centrists in the US-centralized empire. They do not exist.

It's not that moderate, mainstream centrism is an inherently impossible position. In a healthy world, that's exactly what the predominant worldview would be. But we do not live in a healthy world.

There are no moderate, mainstream centrists anywhere in the tight alliance of nations which function as a single empire on foreign policy, because that functional empire is built upon murder, terrorism, exploitation, oppression, ecocide and the stockpiling of armageddon weapons.

People who support the status quo of this empire are called "moderates", but, just like the so-called "moderate rebels" of Syria, they are in fact violent extremists.

Bizarro Earth

Epstein brother says pedophile financier was murdered

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Mark and Jeffrey Epstein
Jeffrey Epstein's brother says the pedophile financier was murdered and demands an investigation into his death after coroner ruled it a suicide

Jeffrey Epstein's brother is insisting that the pedophile financier was murdered and is demanding an investigation into his death after a coroner ruled he died by suicide in jail while awaiting child trafficking charges.

Mark Epstein says he does not believe his brother committed suicide in his Metropolitan Correctional Center jail cell on August 10, citing how three bones in his neck were broken in an unusual fashion.

'I believe my brother was murdered. I want to know what kind of investigation they did. I have no indication that there was one,' Mark Epstein said to The Sun.

'They said the cause of death was pending. Just five days later they said it was suicide,' he added.

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Roses

Heartbreaking: At least 6 children were killed in shootouts across the nation this holiday weekend

Children killed in US
At least six children were killed in shootings across the country over the holiday weekend, sparking calls from officials to end the gun violence plaguing their communities.

The children, ages 6 to 14, were all shot and killed while doing everyday things -- riding in mom's car, walking in a mall, and playing in a yard with their cousins.

Secoriea Turner, 8, Atlanta

In Atlanta, eight-year-old Secoriea Turner, was sitting in a car with her mother and another adult when gunshots rang out Saturday night on University Ave SW near I-75/85 Saturday night.

As the driver tried to pull into a parking lot on Pryor Road, near where Rayshard Brooks died at the hands of police, someone opened fire on the vehicle, police said.

Secoriea Turner

Secoriea Turner was sitting in the car when she was fatally shot in Atlanta.
Someone had placed illegal barricades in the area, according to police.

Comment: The US is quite literally exploding with violent crime in numbers it hasn't seen in years - and that one may rightfully attribute, at least in part, to the hysteria induced by the useless, criminal and torturous lockdowns - as well as the tacit authoritarian "permission" granted to the dregs of society to riot with impunity. Of course these factors don't account for all the deaths we're seeing, but we'd be mistaken to think they didn't have a big part to play either.

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NPC

'Woke' American SJWs are more asleep to injustice than ever

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West African child laborer harvesting cocoa
To drive home just how superficial and empty recent protests in America are and how little besides further division and destruction will become of them - take the fate of two fictional characters recently put in the spotlight by baying activists - PepsiCo's "Aunt Jemima" breakfast food brand and Mars Incorporated's "Uncle Ben's" rice products.

Both came into the crosshairs of "woke" America. Both fictional characters will now no longer be used.

It might appear like a huge victory for "woke" America.

CNN in their article, "The Aunt Jemima brand, acknowledging its racist past, will be retired," would claim:
Quaker Oats is retiring the more than 130-year-old Aunt Jemima brand and logo, acknowledging its origins are based on a racial stereotype.

"As we work to make progress toward racial equality through several initiatives, we also must take a hard look at our portfolio of brands and ensure they reflect our values and meet our consumers' expectations," the Pepsi-owned company said in a statement provided to CNN Business.

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Black Cat

Tiger mauls zoo keeper to death in front of horrified visitors in Zurich, Switzerland

Another Siberian tiger,

Another Siberian tiger, Sayan, in the big cat enclosure at Zurich Zoo after the zookeeper’s shocking death
A tiger has mauled a zoo keeper to death in front of shocked visitors.

Keepers rushed to the 55-year-old woman's aid at the Zurich Zoo after people watched in horror as the tiger attacked her inside the big cat enclosure.

They managed to lure the Siberian tiger, named Irina, away from the female keeper but it was too late to save her, and she died from her injuries.

'Sadly all the help came too late. The woman died at the scene,' Zurich police spokeswoman Judith Hoedl said.

Hoedl said an investigation has been launched into why the keeper was in the enclosure at the same time as the tiger.