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Russian prosecutors intervene after newspaper kiosks found selling souvenir Hitler stamps in a city occupied by Nazis in WWII

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© GTRK Oryol video screenshot 4
The Russian city of Oryol has removed souvenir postage stamps featuring Adolf Hitler's portrait from local newspaper kiosks. The country has stringent laws on Nazi propaganda, but the producers insist the stamps are patriotic.

The reproduction stamps, which were being sold for 290 rubles ($3.80) each, came to investigators' attention after they were reported on by a local TV channel. According to the Prosecutor's Office, the products have now been withdrawn from sale.

During World War 2, Oryol was occupied by Nazi Germany for nearly two years, and was almost completely destroyed. The news report explained that the stamps were printed in Karelia, in Russia's north-west, by the organization "For the Motherland." In a statement provided to the media, the organization's head Vladislav Grin explained that the photo is not copied from a propaganda poster, but a genuine portrait from the era. "It is, on the contrary, a strengthening of the heroic context of the great Victory over criminal fascist Germany," he said. The stamp is sold with a warning about the prohibition on Nazi propaganda.

According to the Prosecutor, both the head of the kiosk company and the director of the commercial service at the printing company were warned not to infringe the law. Earlier this year, Russia's Investigative Committee initiated a criminal case after pictures of Hitler and SS leader Heinrich Himmler were found on the website of Immortal Regiment, a movement that celebrates Soviet veterans of World War II.

Comment: These petty Russian bureaucrats need to chill out. The difference between propaganda and a victory trophy is entirely a matter of personal interpretation. But when you have ridiculous nanny-state laws, interpretation doesn't matter. Just the mindless bureaucrats and their obsessive-compulsive drive to control other people's lives.


Yellow Vest

Tens of thousands protest against new 'security' law in France

protest France
Protesters throughout France have shown up for rallies against a controversial draft law on public safety, under which filming a police officer on duty may result in a hefty fine. Critics say it fosters impunity for misconduct.

The protests were organized in many large French cities, including Paris, Marseilles, Lyon, Brest and Nice, with thousands participating despite Covid-19 concerns. The main event is happening in the Place de la République in the capital.

The demonstrators are voicing their anger over a draft law on public security, which was approved by the lower chamber of the parliament this week. Article 24 of the bill bans filming of police officers on duty with an intention to harm them. Lawmakers who voted for the bill are among the officials who were shamed by the protesters.

Comment: See also: 150 people arrested as police swarm on massive lockdown protest in London


Stock Down

Michigan analysis suggests absentee votes 'manipulated by computer', flags hundreds of thousands of ballots

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© Carlos Osorio/AP Photo
Absentee ballots are processed at the central counting board in Detroit, Mich., on Nov. 4, 2020.
New analysis of Michigan voter data reveals hundreds of thousands of mail-in ballots flagged as potentially fraudulent, leading statisticians to posit "strong evidence" exists that results were "manipulated by a computer algorithm."

The "non-partisan effort by unpaid citizens and volunteer experts" and PhDs comes to the conclusion that an "audited recount" ought to be carried out in Michigan counties that returned voting results that were statistically unlikely, if not impossible.

MAIL-IN MADNESS.

The report also raises concerns about Michigan election official's conduct regarding mail-in balloting. Of the 3,507,129 ballots requested, the report flags hundreds of thousands of ballots with qualities, such as "duplicate ballot IDs," "missing ballot address," or "year of birth before 1921."
michigan stats

BALLOTS FLAGGED IN REPORT.
The report explains in detail the various red flags, such as "288,783 [ballots] that have the application sent and ballot received on the same day."
The data also includes the voter's year of birth. One is 170 years old, likely an error but their application was not rejected. In total, more than 1400 of these absentee voters are over 100 years old. These could well be nursing home patients. There are 217,271 applications without a recorded date (i.e. never received back). More interesting is the 288,783 that have the application sent and ballot received on the same day.

Comment: Pretty much any way you look at it, it stinks to high heaven. Biden didn't win these swing states.


Here's the above team's Pennsylvania analysis:




Pills

'Failing upward on steroids': Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is nominated for TIME's 'Person of the Year' leaving critics in uproar

Gretchen Whitmer
© Jim Watson
Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer
Michigan's Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer is under consideration for TIME magazine's famous annual 'Person of the Year' title, a turn of events which has utterly dismayed critics of her record of governance.

On the nominee list, published on Wednesday, Whitmer is featured alongside some fellow Democrats, like House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Republicans, including President Donald Trump.

Besides politicians, the nominees include singer Billie Eilish, rapper and ex-presidential hopeful Kanye West, Pope Francis and Prince Harry of the British royal family. While readers do get to vote on who they think should win the title, it's the magazine's editors who will make the final decision and announce it, on December 10.

Whitmer's appearance on the list of nominees considered for the title has rubbed quite a few critics the wrong way and they were not shy about taking to social media to list the governor's perceived misdeeds.

Many were instantly reminded of Michigan's perhaps most infamous and ongoing crisis: the lead-poisoning of water in the city of Flint, which began in 2014. While Whitmer entered office last year on promises to address the serious health issue, some on Twitter were eager to point out that "Flint still doesn't have clean water."

"This is failing upward on steroids," tweeted journalist Jordan Chariton.

Comment: All is not so rosy in Michigan where legislators are gathering to oust Whitmer and public sentiment towards her is overwhelmingly reactive and sour. Why is TIME on her side?

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Megaphone

150 people arrested as police swarm on massive lockdown protest in London

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© The Sun
Lockdown protests in London, Saturday 28th November
Massive crowds gathered in central London on Saturday to protest lockdown measures designed to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, and police followed through on their promise to arrest demonstrators, leading to multiple clashes.

Ahead of the protest, Metropolitan Police released a statement warning anyone planning to travel to King's Cross that current lockdown measures do not permit massive crowds.


Comment: The tyrannical new rules actually state no more than TWO people may protest.


"Ahead of a planned protest on Saturday, 28 November, the Met is urgently reminding those looking to attend that protest is not currently a permitted exemption to the prohibition on gatherings under the current Coronavirus regulations," they said.

Comment: The lockdown is set to be replaced a 'tier system' that is essentially lockdown by another name:

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Briefcase

Judge: Republicans will likely win Pennsylvania election lawsuit

Election workers
© Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Election workers count ballots in Philadelphia, Pa., on Nov. 4, 2020.
The judge who ordered Pennsylvania to not certify the results of the 2020 election wrote in an opinion on Friday that the Republicans who filed the related lawsuit will likely win the case.

Pennsylvania Commonwealth Judge Patricia McCullough made the assessment as part of an opinion explaining her rationale for blocking Pennsylvania's election certification.

A group of Republican lawmakers and candidates sued the Keystone State earlier this week, arguing that the state legislature's mail-in voting law — Act 77 — violated the commonwealth's constitution.

"Petitioners appear to have established a likelihood to succeed on the merits because petitioners have asserted the Constitution does not provide a mechanism for the legislature to allow for expansion of absentee voting without a constitutional amendment," McCullough wrote.


When ruling on an emergency injunction, judges have to consider whether the party which requested the injunction is likely to win the case or "succeed on the merits." McCullough opined that the "petitioners appear to have a viable claim that the mail-in ballot procedures set forth in Act 77 contravene" the plain language of the provision of the Pennsylvania Constitution which deals with absentee voting.

Comment: More on the PA GOP's memo resolution challenging the 2020 results:
The proposed text lists three steps taken by the judicial and executive branches to change the rule of the election.

First, on Sept. 17, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court "unlawfully and unilaterally" extended the deadline by which mail ballots could be received, mandated that ballots without a postmark would be treated as timely, and allowed for ballots without a verified voted signature to be accepted, the resolution says.

Second, on Oct. 23, upon a petition from the secretary of the commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that signatures on mail-in ballots need not be authenticated.

And third, on Nov. 2, the secretary of the commonwealth "encouraged certain counties to notify party and candidate representatives of mail-in voters whose ballots contained defects," the resolution says.

All of the changes are contrary to the Pennsylvania Election Code, which requires mail-in ballots to be received at 8 p.m. on Election Day, mandates that signatures on the mail-in ballots be authenticated, and forbids the counting of defective mail-in ballots.

The resolution also lists a variety of election irregularities and potential fraud, including the issues brought up by witnesses during the hearing before the Pennsylvania Senate Majority Policy Committee on Nov. 25.

"On November 24, 2020, the Secretary of the Commonwealth unilaterally and prematurely certified results of the November 3, 2020 election regarding presidential electors despite ongoing litigation," the resolution states.

"The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has the duty to ensure that no citizen of this Commonwealth is disenfranchised, to insist that all elections are conducted according to the law, and to satisfy the general public that every legal vote is counted accurately."

Pennsylvania State Sen. Doug Mastriano, a Republican, said Friday that the GOP-controlled state legislature will make a bid to reclaim its power to appoint the state's electors to the Electoral College, saying they could start the process on Nov. 30.
In other words, they were always planning on cheating.



26 House Republicans have joined in calling for withdrawing certification of presidential electors from the secretary of state.
A band of 26 Pa. House lawmakers are circulating a memo seeking support of a proposed resolution declaring the state's certification of presidential electors and other statewide election results to be in dispute. This comes two days after President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani testified before a panel of Pennsylvania House and Senate Republican lawmakers about his allegations of voter fraud and election rigging

Sidebar: check out this Twitter thread for a new analysis of some of PA's election 'irregularities':





Newspaper

United States European Command (USEUCOM) did take control of 'Vote Switching' Servers in Germany

United States European Command (USEUCOM)
The SCYTL server seizure referenced in our article November 16th is no longer speculation by Texas Congressman, Louie Gomert — or The Richardson Post — and we can now publish it as fact — but they were CIA servers. Surprised?

Pamela Geller (Geller Report) has now confirmed not only that the servers are in U.S. hands — but hands under the control of President Donald J. Trump — not the Deep State deadbeats of the CIA and FBI.

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Fire

Portland rioters cause thousands of dollars in damage on Thanksgiving

portland thanksgiving riot
© Portland Police Bureau
The New Seasons Market in Portland, Ore., was among businesses damaged during a riot on Nov. 26, 2020.
Rioters in Oregon's largest city on Thanksgiving caused thousands of dollars in damage, authorities said.

A group of people dressed in black clothing were witnessed smashing windows along Hawthorne Street in the early hours of Nov. 26, according to the Portland Police Bureau.

Officers canvassed the area and found that damage had been inflicted upon at least 10 businesses in the area.

Comment: Some videos of the aftermath:



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X

Colorado County refuses to enforce lockdowns as civil disobedience spreads across America

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Weld County's defiance came days before news broke that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is "furious" because a Brooklyn synagogue held a secret wedding.

Colorado officials last week announced that several counties had moved into the "red level" — the second-highest measurement on its COVID-19 dial — and would be forced to implement new regulations on restaurants, gyms, and other parts of the economy to combat the virus.

Then something remarkable happened. Weld County, a county in the northern part of the state with a population of roughly a quarter million people, politely said no.

"Instead, county government continues to do what it has done since March, which is promote and encourage residents and business owners to take individual responsibility and make decisions to protect themselves, their families, their community and their businesses," the Board of Commissioners said in a statement.

With a test-positivity rate north of 16 percent, Weld County's infection rate is well above the 5 percent threshold the World Health Organization uses as a benchmark for taking proactive measures to limit the spread of the virus. Nevertheless, county officials enumerated what they would not do.

Candy Cane

Los Angeles residents ordered to stay at home until Christmas week, with all gatherings banned... except for church & protests

BLM protest in LA
© Reuters / Ringo Chiu
People take part in an All Black Lives Matter march, organized by Black LGBTQ+ leaders, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, US, June 14, 2020.
Health officials in Los Angeles County have declared a new "safer-at-home" order, clamping down its Covid-19 restrictions to ban most gatherings for a three-week period, but created exemptions for religious services and protests.

The new directive, which will take effect next week and stay in force until December 20, will prohibit all public and private gatherings involving people from different households and impose further occupancy limits on businesses, the county health department announced on Friday.
Residents are advised to stay home as much as possible and always wear a face covering over their nose and mouth when they are outside their household and around others.