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NYPL pushes back: New York Public Library says it will keep canceled Dr. Seuss titles on shelves - 'We don't censor books'

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Public libraries across the US are pushing back against the cancelation of Dr. Seuss books, with the New York Public Library being the latest to say it will not censor the suddenly-controversial titles.

"As with all public libraries the New York Public Library does not censor books," spokeswoman Angela Montefinise said of the Seuss books in question, the New York Post reported on Wednesday.

Six titles - including If I Ran the Zoo, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street and Scrambled Eggs Super! - have been blasted as politically incorrect for supposed racial and ethnic stereotypes, and the company behind their publication announced this week the books will no longer be printed or licensed to third parties.

Comment: Heaven bless the libraries!

Hawaii celebrates Seuss:





Capitol rioter 'QAnon Shaman' says in new interview that officers 'waved' him into building on Jan. 6

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In this Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021 photo, supporters of President Donald Trump, including Jacob Chansley, center with fur and horned hat, are confronted by Capitol Police officers outside the Senate Chamber inside the Capitol in Washington.
The self-described "QAnon Shaman" -- who garnered widespread recognition after storming the Capitol shirtless, wearing face paint, a bearskin and horned headdress on Jan. 6 -- claimed in a jailhouse interview aired Thursday that police officers "waved" him and others into the building on that day nearly two months ago.

Jacob Chansley answered questions from 60 Minutes Plus for an interview first aired on CBS This Morning, a day before a Washington, D.C., judge is set to hear arguments Friday over his pre-trial release.

Prosecutors argued in a new filing on Monday that Chansley is a danger to the community, explaining he held a speared weapon as he confronted officers inside the Capitol, wrote a threatening note to then-Vice President Mike Pence and spoke about ridding the government of traitors.

Comment: As an aside, what kind of "mob" stays inside the velvet visitor ropes? Sure looks like this particular group felt welcome. One more data point in favor of planted agents provocateurs in the larger crowds outside?


Explosion damages COVID-19 testing centre in the Netherlands

Explosion damages COVID-19 testing centre in the Netherlands
An explosion blew out the windows of a COVID-19 testing centre in the town of Bovenkarpsel in North Holland, Dutch police said on Wednesday.

Nobody was injured in the blast, which occurred just before 7am.

Menno Hartenber, a spokesman for North Holland police, told Euronews "a small metal object or pipe, 10cm in length, was attached to the side of the COVID-19 test centre".

He told Euronews the loud blast was heard by people nearby, and it left five windows shattered.

Dutch police added that they had cordoned off the area and were "investigating the explosive and its origin".

A bomb squad was sent to see whether any explosive material remained at the scene.

"For the moment, we are not ruling out any leads and cannot yet say anything about the motives, an investigation is under way," Hartenberg said.


2018 Toronto van attack: Alek Minassian found guilty for killing 10 people after judge rejects NCR plea

Judge Anne Molloy rejected Minassian's defence that his autism caused such mental deficits he did not know that mass murder was wrong
2018 Toronto Van attack Victims
Top row, left to right: Anne Marie D'Amico, 30, Munir Najjar, 85, Andrea Bradden, 33, Sohe Chung, 22, Betty Forsyth, 94. Bottom row, left to right: Eddie Kang, 45, Renuka Amarasingha, 45, Geraldine Brady, 83, Ji Hun Kim, 22, Dorothy Sewell, 80.
The man who drove a rented van down Toronto sidewalks trying to kill as many people as he could has been found guilty of murdering 10 people and attempting to kill 16 more.

Judge Anne Molloy resoundingly rejected Alek Minassian's controversial defence that autism caused such mental deficits he did not know that mass murder was wrong.


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At least 40 killed in Myanmar's worst day of violence since coup

Security forces open fire on anti-coup protesters in Yangon, Mandalay and elsewhere
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Police use teargas to try to disperse protesters in Mandalay.
At least 33 people have been killed after Myanmar's security forces opened fire on peaceful anti-coup protesters in multiple towns and cities, in the worst day of violence since the military coup last month.

Police and military have increasingly used lethal violence in an attempt to crush demonstrations, killing at least 40 people since the coup on 1 February.

Crowds have continued to take to the streets daily in defiance of the military junta, with just goggles, hard hats and homemade shields for protection. Protesters are demanding that the military restore democracy and for their elected leaders to be released.

Thinzar Shunlei Yi, a human rights activist based in Yangon, described the military's use of force against protesters as a "daily slaughter".

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Brick Wall

Tucker Carlson, Matt Gaetz SLAM the continued 'occupation' of DC by National Guard troops

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"[The security review is] only really about two things," Gaetz insisted. "One, hunting and destroying MAGA, and two, justifying the continued occupation of Washington DC."

Congressman Matt Gaetz (R-FL) appeared on Tucker Carlson Tonight on Tuesday to slam the Democrats for the continued presence of the National Guard in Washington DC nearly two months after the Capitol Hill riot.


'You don't need our vaccine': Michael Moore, other libs rage at Texas for daring to fight Covid-19 without authoritarian lockdown

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Texas' decision to walk back Covid-19 restrictions like mask mandates has triggered plenty of meltdowns, the worst of which have included prominent liberals showing their true colors and apparently wishing death on the state.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's announcement that he was ending Covid-19 lockdown restrictions in his state got about the reactions you would expect this week. Conservatives mainly praised him, while most liberals labeled him a "mass murderer" or "reckless" leader.

The worst reactions though have shined an unflattering light on a dark corner of today's political divisions.


Biden Admin will not allow reporters to tour child migrant detention facilities, cite COVID-19

Alejandro Mayorkas
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The Biden administration will not allow reporters to tour juvenile detention facilities now housing unaccompanied minors who came across the United States-Mexico border seeking asylum.

"Reporters will not be allowed inside the Carrizo Springs facility for unaccompanied minors that was recently opened under the Biden administration in Texas, a Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF) spokesperson" said in response to the Daily Caller News Foundation's request to tour the facility.

"The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) is not hosting media tours of unaccompanied children (UC) facilities currently due to the COVID-19 pandemic," the spokesperson told the media outlet, echoing an answer reportedly given to ABC News when they also requested a tour.

Comment: More from the Washington Examiner:
The Biden administration reportedly expects an unprecedented surge of unaccompanied migrant children showing up on the southern border in hopes of being admitted into the United States during its first year.

Border officials anticipate 117,000 children will arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border without a parent or guardian in 2021, according to a White House domestic policy council document to be shared with President Biden this afternoon, which Axios reported Tuesday. The number is higher than the 68,000 taken into custody during the 2014 surge of solo children and the 80,000 who arrived during the 2019 humanitarian crisis at the border.

"I actually think that's an undercount," Victor Manjarrez, Jr., a former senior Border Patrol agent who teaches about law and human behavior at the University of Texas at El Paso, told the Washington Examiner.

Eye 1

Police boss calls for 500 more officers to Devon to enforce restrictions during expected surge of UK summer staycationers

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Holiday makers on Porthminster Beach on August 9, 2020 in St Ives, Cornwall. Staycationers are expected to flock the region post-lockdown
A police chief has demanded an extra 500 police officers to cope with the millions of staycationers who will descend on Devon and Cornwall in the summer after lockdown ends.

Families across the country are already planning staycations and days out after Boris Johnson announced Britain's roadmap out of lockdown.

From April 12, Britons can stay in self-contained holiday cottages - with Devon and Cornwall among the most popular destinations.

It is estimated that the population of the two counties swells from 1.7million to more than 11million at the peak of the holiday season.

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Eye 2

Afghan refugee armed with axe injures eight in possible terrorist attack in Sweden

Police in Vetlanda, Sweden
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Police are seen in the area after several people were attacked in Vetlanda, Sweden, on 3 March.
A man in his 20s is in custody after being shot in the leg by police following the attack in Vetlanda.

A man armed with an axe has attacked and injured eight people in a southern Sweden town in what authorities called a suspected terrorist crime.

Police said the man in his 20s attacked people in the small town of Vetlanda, about 190 km (118 miles) southeast of Göteborg (Gothenburg), Sweden's second largest city, on Wednesday afternoon. His motive was not immediately known.

Comment: An ominous message to Swedish authorities to start to fully complying with the 'official' global Corona plandemic narrative, or just another random atrocity?

In any event, given the 'official' Never Talk About Race Except When The Suspect is White policy, that they won't divulge the suspect's identity but state upfront that they're considering terrorist motivation likely means the suspect is a recently 'integrated' Swede or someone of minority descent.

UPDATE 4 Mar 2021

The perpetrator is an Afghan refugee.

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