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Capitol siege: Four vets give firsthand account on Thursday's protest at US Capitol

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Protesters at the Capitol Building January 7, 2020
There was a small group that was on the front line during the storming of the US Capitol on Wednesday after traitor Mike Pence stabbed Trump and America in the back.

They asked not to use their names or identifying information because they are unsure whether federal authorities will pursue them, or if they will be harassed by left-wing doxxers.

They verified their stories with video and pictures of the event. I will quote their comments as "Adam," "Bill," "Charles," and "Doug."

Most importantly they all related that the crowd was completely non-violent and the police instigated the violence against the protesters before they even got on the Capitol grounds.

Comment: Would the behavior of the Capitol Police might have been different if other law enforcement personnel had been present? Is this why Mayor Bowser refused all offers of help from the National Guard and other groups? It's clear that different tactics were used - either in sequence, or at different locations around the complex. Whether that was by design or simply ad hoc, the above descriptions are in line with police tactics against Yellow Vest protesters in France and 'populist movement suppression' elsewhere.

One thing is clear, Biden and the Democrats grandstanding about how lightly Trump supporters at the Capitol were treated compared with BLM protesters and Antifa rioters is a sick joke.


Yoda

Hero: UK professor Kathleen Stock, OBE recipient, refuses to bend the knee after 600 'academics' sign letter denouncing her 'transphobic' views

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Kathleen Stock, a professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex questioned the idea that men who felt like women could simply declare themselves female
A philosophy professor who was honoured by the British government for her advocacy for academic freedom has scoffed at her critics after being targeted by an open letter accusing her of transphobia.

Kathleen Stock, a professor of philosophy at the University of Sussex, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for her services to higher education as part of the UK government's annual 'New Year Honours'.

The citation for the award commended her for her "defense of free speech" and commitment to academic freedom.

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Network

Model Emily Ratajkowski: If Mark Zuckerberg can shut the President off Facebook, he can shut any of us off

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As many on the left applaud Mark Zuckerberg's decision to indefinitely ban President Donald Trump from Facebook and Instagram, some are realizing that the Silicon Valley billionaire's decision sets a dangerous precedent for the freedom of speech.

One such person is actress-model Emily Ratajkowski, who risked the scorn of her Hollywood peers and the mainstream media by expressing her concern about Zuckerberg's decision to blacklist the president. "This gives Facebook/tech/Zuck THE MOST POWER. If he can shut the president up/off he can shut any of us up/off," she tweeted on Thursday.

Comment: Seems like libtarded Hollywood celebrities like Ratajkowski occasionally have a clue. But even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

Similar take from Michael Tracey:



Bad Guys

The shooting of Ashli Babbitt by Capitol police has echoes of BLM icon George Floyd's murder... but no golden coffin for her

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(L) Ashli Babbit (R) George Floyd
Both died at the hands of police and both symbolise a cause, but US patriot Ashli Babbitt is branded a "domestic terrorist" after her death, while George Floyd became a martyr to millions and was buried in a gold-plated casket.

When Ashli Babbitt packed her Trump 2020 flag in her backpack and set off from her California home to join a pro-Trump rally on Wednesday, the last thing she would have expected was to end that trip lying on the floor of Washington's Capitol building dying from a gunshot wound to her chest.

In a strange way, her death at the hands of a law enforcement official, has much in common with that of George Floyd, the 46-year-old black man from Minneapolis who was murdered during a botched arrest attempt by a white policeman last May.

Black Magic

MSM flunky Rick Klein sets off alarm bells after calling for 'cleansing' of Trump supporters - deletes tweet

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Rick Klein wants to burn the heretics
In a now-deleted tweet, ABC News political director Rick Klein said "cleansing" the "movement Trump commands" is the true challenge going forward, leading many to wonder what exactly liberals may mean by that.

"Trump will be an ex-president in 13 days. The fact is that getting rid of Trump is the easy part. Cleansing the movement he commands is going to be something else," Klein tweeted on Thursday, linking to a story claiming the US Capitol breach on Wednesday exposed "threats [that] will outlast" the president. The piece went on to call for "justice" against "those involved in an insurrection."

Klein also doubled down on the comments, writing, "Cleansing the movement he commands, or getting rid of what he represents to so many Americans, is going to be something else."

Black Cat

'Activist' who stormed Capitol Building, interviewed by CNN, is actually a radical leftist from Utah, threatened to "rip Trump from White House"


Comment: There WERE 'Antifa' agents in the halls of Congress that day. We put Antifa in quotes because this calls into question their bona fides as lefties. They're more likely US intelligence operatives or useful idiots with professional handlers...


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Ashli Babbit (L) John Sullivan (R)
Last night CNN interviewed John Sullivan from Utah after the shooting death of Ashli Babbit by Capitol Hill police.

John Sullivan, a noted leftist leader from Utah, stormed the US Capitol with Trump supporters and others on Wednesday.

In August John Sullivan threatened to rip President Trump from the White House during violence in Washington DC. Sullivan was flown to DC for the protests.

Comment: The Gateway Pundit further reports that witnesses claim at least one bus load of Antifa thugs infiltrated the Trump demonstration:
Trump supporters are being blamed for all of the violence and chaos but according to a former FBI agent, Antifa has infiltrated the Trump rally.

Via investigative reporter Paul Sperry: Former FBI agent on the ground at U.S. Capitol just texted me and confirmed that at least 1 "bus load" of Antifa thugs infiltrated peaceful Trump demonstrators as part of a false Trump flag ops


There are eyewitness accounts of people in dark clothing urging people to rush forward and start anti-government chants in the crowd.





Bug

A pandemic of viral insanity

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You see them everywhere. Men and women walking down the street, all of them with masks on their faces and cell phones in their hands. People jogging, with masks covering their faces and cell phones in their hands. Mothers wheeling their babies with one hand, holding a cell phone in the other hand, with a mask covering their face.

The world has gone insane.

Back in May, the President of Tanzania announced that a goat, a quail, and a papaya had tested positive for COVID-19. People did not stop eating papayas. But when farmed minks began testing positive, the response has been to kill them all.

After a few minks in the Netherlands tested positive in April, 570,000 minks were slaughtered. Minks started testing positive and being killed in Denmark in June, and on November 4, Denmark announced it would destroy the rest of its 17 million minks. Sanity finally broke out in that country, and the eradication campaign stopped after only 2.5 million minks were slaughtered. But minks have also been killed in Spain, Sweden, Greece, France, and the United States.

Lions, tigers and leopards in zoos have tested positive.

Comment: The author makes a great point. How many other environmental influences (not the least of which is 5G radiation) are killing us slowly while we are all being subsumed by the hysteria surrounding what amounts to be a bad cold?!


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Media outrage over Capitol riot isn't about defending democracy, it's about wielding power

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After the pro-Trump mob stormed the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Twitter blue-checks, politicians, and elite corporate journalists wailed and rent their garments in outrage. But they weren't really outraged.

Yes, the breach of the capitol was appalling and disturbing. Most people didn't see it coming and were understandably shocked when images of MAGA bros fighting capitol police began popping up on social media (although the authorities should have been better prepared, most of all D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, who had earlier rejected offers of additional law enforcement.) There's no question the protesters who decided to riot should be prosecuted, as all rioters everywhere should be.

But elite outrage is not really about what happened at the capitol — about the "sacred citadel of our democracy being defiled" and so on. The outrage, like almost all expressions of righteous indignation from our elites in the Trump era, is performative. It is in service of a larger purpose that has nothing to do with the peaceful transfer of power and everything to do with the wielding of power.

Info

Antifa still riot in Portland on night Biden's election is certified

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Antifa still wreaked havoc Wednesday night in downtown Portland after Congress certified the election for Joe Biden. No arrests were made at the third Black Lives Matter-Antifa riot since New Year's Eve.


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Cell Phone

Facebook forces WhatsApp users to share their personal data... or get off the platform

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WhatsApp users must share their personal data with parent company Facebook going forward, the app's new privacy policy has declared - flying in the face of everything that attracted privacy-oriented users to the platform.

Facebook's bait and switch will see WhatsApp sharing private information that goes significantly beyond names and profile pictures with Facebook and other subsidiaries. Phone numbers, address books, status updates, and even detailed data on the type of phone they're using will be fed to the Facebook hive-mind.

And woe betide anyone who does business on WhatsApp - information about shipping addresses, purchases, and the amount of money spent also belongs to Facebook under the new policy, which is supposed to take effect on February 8. The changes were quietly posted on the app's website on Monday.

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