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Denmark tightens border controls with Sweden to halt crime involving explosives, weapons and drugs

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Denmark will temporarily reinstate border controls with Sweden and step up police work along the border after a series of violent crimes and explosions around Copenhagen that Danish authorities say were carried out by perpetrators from Sweden.

The checks, which start Tuesday for six months, will take place at the Oresund Bridge between Copenhagen and the Swedish city of Malmo and also at ferry ports.

Lene Frank of Denmark's National Police said there will be both random and periodic checks of people crossing the border and officers will focus "particularly on cross-border crime involving explosives, weapons and drugs."

Since February, there have been 13 blasts in Copenhagen. Authorities believe an Aug. 6 explosion at the Danish Tax Agency "was committed by criminals that had crossed the border from Sweden." Two Swedish citizens are in custody.

Denmark Justice Minister Nick Haekkerup has called a June 25 double murder - where two Swedish citizens were gunned down in suburban Copenhagen - "a showdown between feuding gangs from Sweden."

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'Rioters U': Student revolutionaries involved in Hong Kong's worst clashes

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Protesters attempt break in at Legislative Council building
On a leafy college campus in Hong Kong Wednesday, the usual bustle of academic activity gave way to frenetic preparations for a revolution.

Instead of book bags, the students lugged carts full of bricks to the entrance gates, where sentries in black balaclavas monitored the steady flow of incoming supplies. Classrooms were emptied of their tables and chairs, the furniture repurposed to block unwanted traffic on the roads, bridges and nearby railway tracks on which a small fire smoldered. While lectures and study halls might have filled the schedules on any other day, this afternoon the undergraduates of the territory's second-oldest university, the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), practiced throwing Molotov cocktails behind a row of empty buses. "Whatever happens, we must defend the university, we must not allow the police to take it," says Simon, 21. He studies at a different university, but he trekked here yesterday evening after students called for reinforcements as they clashed with police in some of the most violent fighting Hong Kong has seen over the past five months of unrest.

Students lobbed literally hundreds of petrol bombs at police, who responded with rubber bullets and heavy volleys of tear gas. Plumes of smoke from large fires gave the campus the appearance of a battlefield. CUHK has gained a reputation for being an epicenter of protest activity, noteworthy even among other campus hotbeds. Chinese state media has labeled it the "rioters' university," an epithet the students have sarcastically adopted. At a press conference Wednesday, police chief superintendent John Tse called CUHK "a bad omen" for Hong Kong. "A university is supposed to be a breeding ground for future leaders," he said, "but it has become a battlefield for criminals and rioters."

Comment: Democrazis run rampage in Hong Kong - Police chief warns 'society on brink of total breakdown'


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Arizona Republican tweets "Epstein didn't kill himself" through coded messages

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Congressman Paul A. Gosar, who represents Arizona's 4th District, sent out a string of tweets on Wednesday that spell out "Epstein Didn't Kill Himself" if you look at the first letter of each tweet.

Watch the video below to see for yourself:


Comment: While it could be attributed to 'pattern recognition run amok', it seems highly unlikely that the first letter of each tweet would spell out the meme phrase exactly simply by chance. That said, it's a pretty ingenious way to show support for the movement while still holding plausible deniability.

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To make this tofu, start by burning toxic plastic: What really happens to America's plastic waste

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A commercial tofu kitchen in Tropodo, Indonesia. The tofu is processed in boilers fueled by burning plastic.
Black smoke billows from smokestacks towering above the village. The smell of burning plastic fills the air. Patches of black ash cover the ground. It's another day of making tofu.

More than 30 commercial kitchens in Tropodo, a village on the eastern side of Indonesia's main island, Java, fuel their tofu production by burning a mix of paper and plastic waste, some of it shipped from the United States after Americans dumped it in their recycling bins.

The backyard kitchens produce much of the area's tofu, an inexpensive and high-protein food made from soy that is an important part of the local diet. But the smoke and ash produced by the burning plastic has far-reaching and toxic consequences.

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Pathocracy: When people with personality disorders gain power

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The Polish psychologist Andrew Lobaczewski spent his early life suffering under the Nazi occupation of Poland, closely followed by the brutality of Soviet occupation after the war. His experience of these horrors led Lobaczewski to develop the concept of "pathocracy." This is when individuals with personality disorders (particularly psychopathy) occupy positions of power. (1)

Lobaczewski devoted his life to studying human evil, a field which he called "ponerology." He wanted to understand why 'evil' people seem to prosper, while so many good and moral people struggle to succeed. He wanted to understand why people with psychological disorders so easily rise to positions of power and take over the governments of countries. Since he was living under a "pathocratic" regime himself, he took great risks studying this topic. He was arrested and tortured by the Polish authorities, and was unable to publish his life's work, the book Political Ponerology, until he escaped to the United States during the 1980s.

Comment: Perhaps it's a sign of the western world's descent into pathocracy that the average person is convinced that those leaders who actually try to make beneficial changes for the people are tarred as pathological. The entire system, including the media, are so pathologized at this point that the people can't tell which way is up.

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San Francisco's new district attorney says city will no longer prosecute public urination or prostitution

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San Francisco's pee problem could soon get worse.

Chesa Boudin, the urine-and-feces-plagued city's incoming district attorney, pledged during the campaign not to prosecute public urination and other quality-of-life crimes if he was elected. Boudin declared victory Saturday night after results showed him winning a plurality of votes in the DA race.

"We will not prosecute cases involving quality-of-life crimes. Crimes such as public camping, offering or soliciting sex, public urination, blocking a sidewalk, etc., should not and will not be prosecuted," Boudin vowed in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) questionnaire during the campaign.

"Many of these crimes are still being prosecuted, we have a long way to go to decriminalize poverty and homelessness," he lamented.

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How American Orthodox Christians can save the Orthodox church from Western designs on destroying it

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Orthodox unity has its best chance in the United States because so many different Orthodox jurisdictions exist together there.

As some of our readers already know, there is a crisis in the Eastern Orthodox Church that has not been seen since the Great Schism of 1054. It started in 2018 when the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew I, did a policy about-face and started a process that legitimized two schismatic church structures in Ukraine, one of which was headed by a schismatic hierarch who was not only excommunicated from the canonical Orthodox Church, but was anathematized, which is the Church's equivalent of what happens to a sex offender - they are marked for everyone to know to stay away from. The impetus behind Patriarch Bartholomew's stunning move, which led to restoration of these two bodies to communion with Constantinople, and then their amalgamation into a single (still schismatic) church structure named the Orthodox Church of Ukraine, appears to have been money. American money. Not only that, but also American power in play as some very dark-minded people seek to carry out an old semi-mythical plan to destroy Russia, and the entire Orthodox Church.

However, there is an amazing kernel of truth. Americans are seeking to break and destroy the Orthodox Church, but it may be that it is the American Orthodox community that has the best chance of preventing this, more than anyone else in the world. Before we examine this, let's look at the stunning thought that many of our readers may not know about - the Dulles Plan.

Myth or Reality? Both.

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German police bust underground ISIS cell set to shoot & bomb 'infidels' in massive raid

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Archive photo shows Hesse police in May.
Three alleged supporters of the terror group Isis have been arrested in the western German state of Hesse for reportedly planning a deadly attack in the Rhine-Main region.

Searches and seizures of materials belonging to the suspects took place on Tuesday at three apartments in Offenbach, according to the public prosecutor's office in Frankfurt am Main.

The men between the ages of 21 and 24 are alleged to have made preparations for an attack involving explosives or firearms.

According to the public prosecutor's office, a 24-year-old German of North Macedonian (formerly Macedonia) origin is the main suspect.

Comment: Just last month: Terror attack in Germany: Syrian man with 'terror links' goes on truck rampage in Limburg, nine injured

See also: Migrant arrivals in Europe surged in 2019 with 456,000 new applications


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Child prison & death in a blaze: Mother commits suicide after kids she kept in lockup for 10 years escape

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No school, no IDs and constant CCTV surveillance. Nobody in town knew that they existed. Three kids were locked up behind the fence of a private home for a decade, as their mother tried to protect them from the 'cruel world.'

A week ago, a phone rang at the police station in the town of Ust-Katav in the industrial Chelyabinsk Region in Russia's Urals. A panicked woman was calling, claiming that her three children - two girls aged 20 and 11, and 15 year-old-boy - were kidnapped.

The police acted fast and found the trio only a few hours later, but they opted against returning them home, as the story the kids told stunned even the experienced operatives. The shaken children revealed that there was no abduction and that they themselves escaped from their mother, who kept them under hatches for a whopping 10 years. They did nothing wrong, but were basically forced to serve a prison term that could be handed for a murder in Russia.

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Protestant Church of Germany reports 770 sexual abuse cases

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The Protestant Church in Germany (EKD) identified around 770 victims of sexual abuse in the year since it launched a process to review the crimes. Many of the victims were orphaned or abandoned children cared for in church facilities, but assaults also took place in parishes, Bishop Kirsten Fehrs said on Tuesday at the EKD annual meeting in the city of Dresden, DPA reported.

To expand the participation of victims in the process, the church will set up an advisory council for those affected. Fehrs also announced that the 1.3 million euros (1.4 million dollars) already set aside for the next year to prevent and come to terms with sexual abuse will be topped up with another 1 million euros.