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Canadian constitutional law professor after RBG's death: 'Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS'

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A constitutional law professor in Canada called for burning the U.S. Congress to the ground in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.
A constitutional law professor in Canada called for burning the U.S. Congress to the ground in the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death.

"Burn Congress down before letting Trump try to appoint anyone to SCOTUS," Emmett Macfarlane, a Canadian professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, tweeted within an hour of Ginsburg's passing.

Macfarlane wrote a non-apology the following day "to reinforce what I think was the obvious sentiment" and "regret the firestorm," while he refuses to "succumb to a fascist cancel campaign."

Comment: Translation, "while he refuses to admit he's an over-emotional partisan hack with no objectivity or ability to reason."

"Last night in the context of the RBG news, I tweeted intemperately about rather seeing Congress burned down than seeing Trump appoint another SCOTUS judge," the public policy researcher wrote. "I don't think any reasonable person would see a 'burn it all down' tweet as a call for violence. To be clear: it wasn't."

Then Macfarlane accused "far-right personalities" of "agitating" the public to "inundate my employer calling for my head."

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Agitated black driver schools protesters as unrest renews in Portland: 'What do you represent? You ain't from here!'

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Rioters invade Portland neighborhoods in the middle of the night to bring the woke gospel
Those taking part in Portland's renewed protests are out of touch with the locals and have nothing to do with the city - that's according to one African American resident filmed stopping by to erupt in a fiery rant.

Bystanders filmed the black motorist as he drove through a residential area in Portland, Oregon. "I got something to say," the man is heard announcing, as he steps out of his SUV. "Yeah, what do you represent? You don't represent this mother*****r!" he shouts.

Pointing at nearby homes, he continues: "Whose house is there? Whose house is this at the corner right here?" His audience is seemingly caught off-guard, as no one dares to counter him.


As things devolve, here's why understanding the brutal reality of the SHTF could save your life

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There's something incredibly important for your survival that a lot of folks aren't doing. I've written before about overriding your body's natural urge to freeze in panic when something terrible happens, but there's an additional step you must take. You need to know the horrible truth about the SHTF. The ugly, brutal truth.

Because as much as we stockpile, go to the shooting range and shoot stationary objects, can vegetables from our gardens, and raise chickens in our backyards, it only prepares us partially.

From my many interviews with guys like Selco and Jose, I know for a fact that an all-out collapse is a dirty, terrifying, and brutal matter of life and death every single day.

As much as we wish it was, the SHTF is not about you being in a bubble, peacefully working in your vegetable garden while the world goes to hell around you outside the bubble. The darkness can reach you wherever you are.

We're seeing this in cities around the country right now. Read this first-hand story of a National Guard member in Seattle and this eye-witness account of the riots in Kenosha. Look at the violent plans of wealthy young people arrested for rioting in New York City. Think about this hotly contested election. We're beginning to see armed conflict right here in the United States of America.

Think about these things and recognize that many parts of our nation are right on the brink of all-out disaster.

Comment: Recognizing what circumstances and dangers exist in potential - would be one of the first steps in mitigating them altogether:


FBI agent who found Clinton's emails on Weiner's laptop says bosses sat on the discovery for a month, told him to ERASE his findings

FBI agent John Robertson

FBI agent John Robertson (pictured) found the messages that led to the Hillary Clinton email investigation being reopened days before the 2016 election.
An FBI agent who found the messages that led to the Hillary Clinton email investigation being reopened days before the 2016 election said the way the bureau handled the case was 'not ethically or morally right'.

John Robertson feared he would be made a 'scapegoat' when he found the new emails less than two months before voting day, in the wake of DailyMail.com's revelation that Anthony Weiner, whose wife Huma Abedin was Clinton's top aide, was sexting an underage girl.

Robertson watched nervously as the bureau did nothing for a month until he went outside the chain of command and spoke with the US Attorney's office overseeing the case.

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Then they came for the benches: Norway may cancel 'problematic' tribute to 'racist' botanist von Linne, who coined 'Homo sapiens'

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The offending bench, installed in 2014 and engraved with the name of Carl von Linne (L) on the back of the seat, was found to be problematic by Hasti Hamidi (R) and her Oslo council colleagues.
An Oslo park bench bearing the name of Carl von Linne, an 18th century Swedish scientist known as "the prince of botanists" and the founder of modern taxonomy, could be removed after local politicians have deemed him to be racist.

The Old Oslo borough council is calling for the removal of the bench, which is located in the district's Botanical Garden and has von Linne's name inscribed on its back. The request - the latest in a wave of leftist attacks on historical figures - is expected to be sent to the University of Oslo's Natural History Museum this week after being approved in a vote by the council last Thursday.

The local socialist and communist parties called for the proposal, saying that having a bench dedicated to von Linne creates an "unsafe" atmosphere in the Botanical Garden, according to Norwegian news outlet Khrono. The Socialist Party called the bench "very problematic."

Comment: Cancel the racist bench! We hesitate to say that things couldn't get anymore ridiculous, because they probably will.

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3 dead after gunman wearing t-shirt 'with BLM slogan' goes on 'totally random' shooting spree in Kentucky

Comment: When do 'freedom fighters' become terrorists?...

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A booking photo of Michael E. Rhynes Jr., September 19, 2020.
Police in Louisville, Kentucky, have arrested a man for shooting three men dead in a bar. The killer apparently struck without motive, and some commentators have accused the press of burying the story.

Michael E. Rhynes Jr, 33, was arrested just after midnight on Saturday and charged with three counts of murder, after he allegedly walked into Bungalow Joe's Bar and Grill, pulled a handgun, and shot three men dead at point-blank range.

"Nobody had ever seen this guy before," bar owner Joe Bishop told WRDB News. "It was a totally random act. I didn't think I'd be scrubbing blood off my patio on a Saturday morning."

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Canceling Beethoven is the latest woke madness for the classical-music world

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New York Philharmonic Orchestra
Think some things are so beloved and essential to Western civilization they can't be canceled? Think again.

If there's anything we should have learned from months of "mostly peaceful" Black Lives Matter street protests, statue toppling and online mobs seeking to silence anyone who dissents against leftist narratives about "racism," it's that no one, living or dead, is safe from the attentions of woke fascists. Even Ludwig van Beethoven.

Beethoven's work is not only at the core of the standard repertory of classical music; some of his most popular works have also become part of popular culture, their melodies recognizable even to those who've never heard an orchestral concert.

Comment: Much as the Maoists of the Cultural Revolution in China sought the destruction of the Four Olds (Old Customs, Old Culture, Old Habits, and Old Ideas), modern radical leftists seek the same. That something as harmless as lyricless music, which arguably has no interpretation beyond the subjective experience of the listener, could be on the chopping block, while audacious, shouldn't really be surprising. The left wants to cancel everything that could be considered a part of the world's heritage and they won't be happy until every indicator of human progress has been destroyed.

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'White privilege'? Working-class white kids most disadvantaged in UK schools as system prioritises minorities, report

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White working-class children have been systematically disadvantaged in the United Kingdom as educational institutions prioritise children from minority backgrounds, a report submitted to the House of Commons Education Select Committee found.

The research revealed that working-class white students are 50 per cent less likely than their minority counterparts to score strong passes in the eight General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) exams used by colleges and universities to determine an individual's academic level.

In 2019, the progress score in the GCSEs for white pupils fell, while almost every minority group improved.

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Trump, BLM, the election: American's opinions in this weeks Rasmussen polls

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In surveys last week, this is what America told Rasmussen Reports:

- President Trump ended the polling week with a daily job approval of 53%.

- President Trump has been nominated for the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize following the new U.S.-brokered peace deals in the Middle East. Americans are evenly divided over whether he deserves it.

- Most voters believe there is a war on police in America today and want to make attacks on cops punishable as a hate crime. Blacks worry most that these attacks will make their communities less safe.

- Democrats and Republicans are a lot more eager to get involved financially and otherwise in politics this year.


Americans have little confidence in coronavirus vaccine


[Screenshot from the video] Sixty-nine per cent of Americans do not trust the president to assure them about the efficacy and safety of a coronavirus vaccine
Despite president Donald Trump's claims that a coronavirus vaccine will soon be available, new polling shows that a majority of Americans have no confidence in him to confirm that it is safe.

An ABC News/Ipsos poll released on Sunday shows that 69 per cent of Americans do not have confidence in the president vouching for the effectiveness of a vaccine — 53 per cent saying they have no confidence at all in him doing so.

Comment: Since when was Trump, or any President, responsible for the effectiveness of a vaccine? Isn't it more likely that a great many Americans simply don't have confidence in the US manufactured coronavirus vaccine? Because they'd be right to think so: AstraZeneca suspends US COVID-19 vaccine trial amid serious concerns, trials continue in South Africa

Conversely, just nine per cent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the president to confirm the effectiveness of a vaccine, and just 18 per cent have "a good amount" of confidence.