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UK child abuse inquiry refuses to investigate Pakistani grooming gangs

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Britain's national inquiry into child sex abuse has been blasted for 'cowardice' over race as it refused to look at grooming gang scandals carried out by mostly Pakistani gangs, or to hear from key witnesses.

Victims of the grooming gangs and their advocates blasted the public probe, which was launched in 2015 and has so far cost taxpayers £143 million, after it emerged it would not be examining any of the notorious cases in which 'Asian' gangs have preyed on thousands of mostly white, working class girls.

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) in England and Wales has so far looked at organisations like the Church of England and the Armed Forces to investigate "what went wrong and why" with regards to "institutional failure to protect children from abuse".

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Dollar Gold

Rapper Lil Pump endorses Donald Trump, says 'f**k Sleepy Joe'

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Rapper Lil Pump seems to be a big fan of President Donald Trump.

The star rapper posted a message on his Instagram story late Sunday night, and loudly endorsed Trump for president because he doesn't want to pay higher taxes if Joe Biden wins.

He also said, "F**k Sleepy Joe." You can watch the absurd video below.

Comment: You win some, you lose some: Rapper 50 cent, who had previously endorsed the president, has apparently walked back his endorsement. From Sputnik:
'Fu*k Donald Trump': 50 Cent 'Comes to His Senses', Withdraws Support For POTUS After Ex's Critique
00:47 GMT 26.10.2020 by Muhammad Osman

Over the past week, 50 Cent made headlines by criticizing Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's tax plans, urging fans to vote for Trump because the rapper doesn't want to "go from '50 Cent' to '20 Cent'". In response, ex-girlfriend and comedienne Chelsea Handler promised to pay his taxes "in exchange for you coming to your senses."

US rap superstar Curtis James Jackson III, aka 50 Cent, on Sunday walked back his earlier endorsement of Republican President Donald Trump, after a former girlfriend, American actress Chelsea Handler, reminded him that "he was a Black person" and called on him to "come to your senses".

The New York musician said that he "never liked" Trump, and claimed that the president "had me set up".

"Fu*k Donald Trump, I never liked him. for all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that's history. LOL," 50 Cent tweeted, responding to remarks made by Handler during her interview on NBC's 'The Tonight Show' with Jimmy Fallon on Friday night.

On Friday, 50 Cent's ex-girlfriend told Fallon that she was prompted to remind her "favorite ex-boyfriend" that "he can't vote for Donald Trump" because he is African-American, arguing that the rapper's support for the GOP candidate "shouldn't be influencing" American people because the rapper is only "worried about his own personal pocketbook".
"So he doesn't want to pay 62 percent in taxes because he doesn't want to go from '50 Cent' to '20 Cent' and I had to remind him that he was a Black person, so he can't vote for Donald Trump and that he shouldn't be influencing an entire swath of people who may listen to him because he's worried about his own personal pocketbook," Handler said during the Friday night interview.
The comedienne's comments came after the Grammy Award winner on Tuesday slammed Democratic candidate Joe Biden's tax plans, which suggest an increase on taxes above an annual $400,000, calling on fans to "vote for Trump". The rapper later defended his remarks, arguing that he doesn't "want to be 20 Cent" under a Biden tax plan.


He later told fans that he "just remembered I'm bankrupt", so Biden's tax plans would not affect him.

In response to the artist's remarks, Handler commented on his tweet saying, "You used to be my favorite ex-boyfriend". Responding to the comedienne, 50 Cent tweeted: "I love ya Gator, don't let Trump and Joe Biden come between us girl."

Following that statement by 'Fiddy', Handler reminded the artist of the ongoing Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of an African-American resident of Minnesota's city of Minneapolis by a white police officer. Trump has continued to be heavily criticized for his response to the protests triggered by the incident.
"Hey f--ker! I will pay your taxes in exchange for you coming to your senses. Happily! Black lives matter. That's you, f--ker! Remember?" the actor responded to one 50 Cent's tweet.
Trump is seeking re-election against the Democratic candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden. The election is set for 3 November.
It's rather surprising that, despite all the machismo Jackson puts into his image, he'd so quickly back down from the pressure, specifically his ex-girlfriend Handler (a rather ironic name, given the circumstances). Guess 50 Cent is all talk when he raps about how little he cares about what other people think of him.


Facebook deploys aggressive measures to combat election unrest

As the U.S. braces for election-related unrest next month, Facebook executives are implementing emergency measures reserved for "at-risk" countries in a company-wide effort to bring down the online temperature.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the social media giant plans to limit the spread of viral content and lower the benchmark for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts using internal tools previously deployed in Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

The tools, now a key component of Facebook's strategy to prepare for the contentious U.S. election, would only be activated in "dire circumstances" and instances of violence, people familiar with the matter told the Journal.

Comment: In other words, once the election is over the need to censor anti-Dem, anti-Biden content will decrease and therefore FB won't have to be as tyrannical. We wait with baited breath.

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'Shove your new world order up your *ss!' — London erupts in protest against lockdown

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Thousands of protesters descended on the British capital on Saturday to call for an end to coronavirus lockdowns and restrictions on businesses in the UK, which they described as a form of "tyranny".

In a Breitbart London exclusive video, protesters were seen singing: "I would rather be a human than a slave", "We are the 99 per cent", and "You can shove your New World Order up your ass".

The 'Stop the New Normal' march was organised by the anti-lockdown activist group Stand Up X and was one of the largest rallies against the government's coronavirus restrictions since the beginning of the lockdowns in March.

The large scale act of civil disobedience followed more restrictions being imposed on the people of Wales, Northern Ireland, and Scotland, as well as the introduction of a 'tier system' by Prime Minister Boris in England, in which local regions and cities are placed under lockdown if spikes in coronavirus cases are recorded.

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France in 'critical' Covid-19 second wave amid record cases

Jean-François Delfraissy

Jean-François Delfraissy is the president of the government's scientific council and has warned that the country is at a "critical" point
France is in a "critical situation" faced with the Covid-19 epidemic, amid record cases and a second wave that is proving "more brutal" than the first, the president of the government's scientific advisory council has said.

Jean-François Delfraissy, president of the Conseil Scientifique, said today (Monday October 26) on news channel RTL: "The situation is very difficult, even critical. We have a virus that is spreading extremely quickly.

"We knew that we would have this second wave, but even we are surprised by the brutality of what has been happening over the past 10-15 days. This may be due to the weather getting colder and the fact that the virus is extremely sensitive to the climate.

"This virus is very difficult. This second wave will probably be stronger than the first wave. The pressure on the health system will be here within three weeks, especially when it comes to intensive care. Many members of the public seem to not have realised [yet] what is waiting for us."

Comment: So, another lockdown in the works, even though it did nothing to 'flatten the curve' the first time around. See also:

Stock Up

New Russian invasion? Coronavirus fallout fuels domestic e-commerce boom, with companies poised to expand across Europe

© Sputnik / Sergey Pyatakov; NurPhoto via Getty Images / Jaap Arriens 19
Russia's "new economy" is booming, but no one seems to have noticed. The only European country with real domestic alternatives to the leading US tech giants has seen a surge in innovation, accelerated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Everyone is suffering from the impact of the coronavirus. The World Bank is predicting a 5.2 percent contraction in global GDP in 2020 - the worst recession in decades - and Russia's GDP is projected to shrink by some 4.4 percent. But that is not affecting the country's innovation economy, where online sales are growing in double digits and, if anything, have only accelerated because of the crisis.

Of course, part of the reason online transactions are doing well is because everyone was locked up at home for several months from March, but the strict lockdowns have only accelerated the growth of online business in Russia that was already well established before Covid-19 appeared.

The three leading players on the IT commerce front - Ozon, Wildberries, and the London listed Yandex, better known as "the Google of Russia" - have already been putting in 70-80 percent annual revenue growth for several years now, and the present situation will only make them expand faster.


Actor Matthew McConaughey calls 'illiberal' Far Left 'condescending and patronizing,' talks anti-Christian bias in Hollywood

Matthew McConaughey
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Award-winning actor Matthew McConaughey said last week that he's personally witnessed Christian friends in Hollywood hold out on expressing their faith publicly at risk of potentially losing out in their career.

During a podcast released Thursday with host Joe Rogan, McConaughey recalled fellow actors he has prayed with holding their applause when he thanked God during award speeches.

"I have had — and I won't throw any people under the bus — but I have had moments where I was on stage receiving an award in front of my peers in Hollywood, and there were people in the crowd that I have prayed with before dinners many times, and when I thanked God, I saw some of those people go to clap, but then notice that, 'bad thing on my resume' and then sit back on their hands," McConaughey said.


The cult of the brave new normal

Mask wearing
© Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group
In March, it was just a three-week lockdown, to flatten the curve so as not to overwhelm the NHS. The narrative has quickly evolved. It has progressed from what seemed a reasonable idea of keeping NHS bed space free based on the completely false Neil Fergusson prediction that hospitals would be overwhelmed by patients suffering from COVID19.

This never happened. Many weeks passed where face masks were not needed and then suddenly in July, long after the majority of supposed COVID19 deaths had occurred, face masks were made compulsory.

Indeed, the UK government advice from the likes of Chris Whitty and the World Health Organisation was that face masks were not effective in stopping the spread of COVID19 or in contracting it; science does not change that quick - anyone who tells you otherwise is a liar.

Comment: See also: How the MEAN psychologists got us to comply with coronavirus restrictions

Alarm Clock

UK Home Office 'urgently investigating' asylum-seeker school pupil who 'looks 40'

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Worried parents say the new classmate 'looks around 40'
The Home Office is urgently investigating an asylum-seeker pupil who joined the school as a 15-year-old but "is balding and looks 40".

It comes after worried parents reported their kids came home from school saying he looked far too old to be in Year 11.

Coventry City Council was forced to send a letter to parents after the pupil took his place in classes earlier this month. The letter sparked fear among parents that the male did not possess a birth certificate or passport for officials to prove his age before enrolling.

The Sun understands the Home Office is now looking into the situation "urgently".


'Iranian YouTube' CEO sentenced to 10 years over 'controversial' video uploaded by user

The founder and manager of Iran's main video-sharing platform, referred to by some as Iran's YouTube, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after being convicted of "encouraging corruption" over a video posted by a user.

In the video posted on Aparat.com last year, children were asked whether they know how they were born, Iranian media reported.

The verdict against Aparat Chief Executive Officer Mohammad Javad Shakuri Moghadam was reported by domestic media on October 25. The sentence was reportedly issued in mid-October by Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court presided over by judge Mohammad Moghiseh, who is known for handing down harsh sentences. Moghiseh was last year blacklisted by the U.S. State Department for miscarriage of justice.

Shakuri Moghadam, who was awarded a government medal of honor as one of the country's top entrepreneurs about two years ago, can appeal the sentence.

The controversial video was said to have been removed an hour after being posted on Aparat, which has millions of Iranian users.

The producers of the video were also arrested with authorities then claiming that they had received complaints from concerned citizens and families.

The BBC reported that seven others accused in the case have been each sentenced to 11 years in prison after being convicted of "encouraging corruption" and "publishing vulgar content."