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Jordan Peterson: 'Why I am no Longer a Tenured Professor at the University of Toronto'

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Jordan Peterson speaks at ICC Sydney Theatre on February 26, 2019 in Sydney, Australia.
I recently resigned from my position as full tenured professor at the University of Toronto. I am now professor emeritus, and before I turned sixty. Emeritus is generally a designation reserved for superannuated faculty, albeit those who had served their term with some distinction. I had envisioned teaching and researching at the U of T, full time, until they had to haul my skeleton out of my office. I loved my job. And my students, undergraduates and graduates alike, were positively predisposed toward me. But that career path was not meant to be. There were many reasons, including the fact that I can now teach many more people and with less interference online. But here's a few more:

First, my qualified and supremely trained heterosexual white male graduate students (and I've had many others, by the way) face a negligible chance of being offered university research positions, despite stellar scientific dossiers. This is partly because of Diversity, Inclusivity and Equity mandates (my preferred acronym: DIE). These have been imposed universally in academia, despite the fact that university hiring committees had already done everything reasonable for all the years of my career, and then some, to ensure that no qualified "minority" candidates were ever overlooked. My students are also partly unacceptable precisely because they are my students. I am academic persona non grata, because of my unacceptable philosophical positions. And this isn't just some inconvenience. These facts rendered my job morally untenable. How can I accept prospective researchers and train them in good conscience knowing their employment prospects to be minimal?

Comment: Peterson would probably do well to look at Putin as an intellectual peer rather than a foe 'capitalizing' on his observations of what's going on in the West. As Putin says, Russians have 'been there' and seen the outcome. Putin and Peterson have more in common than what Peterson's ideological position would allow him to realize. In the light of ideologically-possessed mania about 'Russian interference in our democracy' being proven to be just that because no evidence of Russian interference or collusion in the 2016 US presidential election turned up in Robert Mueller's years-long hunt, Putin is warning the West, not 'capitalizing' on its situation.

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Stock Down

UK food prices reach 30 year high amid soaring inflation, experts warn energy bills could surge 50% by spring

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Prices have gone up at their fastest rate in nearly 30 years - but there is worse to come, experts have warned.

Soaring food costs and the energy bill crisis drove inflation to 5.4% in the 12 months to December, up from 5.1% the month before, in another blow to struggling families.

The last time inflation was higher was in March 1992, when it was 7.1%.

Comment: At the time, Britain was sliding into a recession.

Comment: Much of the recently locked down planet is facing unbearable rises in the cost of living, and, in turn, the establishment are manufacturing a new crisis in the hopes of using the ensuing chaos to enforce their Great Reset agenda: Also check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Kazakhstan on Fire: Why US vs Russia 'Great Game' Could Spark Global Economic Collapse


"This is stupid": Herschel Walker's campaign manager fires back at report that the candidate follows OnlyFans users on Instagram

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Herschel Walker's campaign manager fired back at a report Tuesday that the Georgia Republican Senate candidate follows accounts on Instagram linked to OnlyFans.

"This is stupid. He follows or is followed by tens of thousands of people," Walker's campaign manager Scott Paradise said in a statement, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The outlet reported that Walker's account, therealherschel34, follows users of OnlyFans, a platform popular with porn stars.

Comment: Paradise is right; "this is stupid." It's taking guilt-by-association and puritanical posturing to a new level. Porn stars vote, too, after all. What seems likely is that Walker's opponent knows the senate candidate is popular with Christians and sees this as a cheap way to tarnish him in the eyes of his base. It just goes to show that even who you follow on social media is subject to the moral thought police.


Alec Baldwin sued by Afghanistan hero Rylee McCollum's family

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Alec Baldwin is being sued by the family of fallen Marine and Afghanistan hero, Rylee McCollum, after he accused McCollum's sister of being a rioter at the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

The 63-year-old actor reached out to one of McCollum's sister, Roice McCollum, over Instagram and sent her $5,000 to support the fallen Marine's widow, Jiennah Crayton, and her newborn baby, the Casper Star Tribune reported in a piece published Tuesday.

Rylee McCollum was one of 13 U.S. service members killed in the 2021 bombings at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, during the U.S. withdrawal after the country was taken over by the Taliban.

Comment: Baldwin is simply a toxic human, full stop. As if the suspicions around the actor involving his allegedly accidental shooting and killing of a crew member on set weren't enough, now he's sicking attack dogs on the families of fallen veterans. "Good luck" indeed, Mr. Baldwin.

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Light Saber

Djokovic 'in talks to sue Australian government' - media

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Novak Djokovic is reportedly pursuing legal action.
World number one Novak Djokovic is in talks about suing the Australian government for 'ill treatment' during his deportation drama, reports have claimed, with the Serbian star supposedly looking for more than $4 million in compensation.

Djokovic was deported from Australia on Sunday after losing his second legal appeal against the cancelation of his visa.

According to UK outlet The Sun, the 34-year-old and his team have consulted lawyers about seeking compensation to the tune of around $4.35 million - including the prize money he could have won if he had defended his title Down Under.

The unvaccinated Djokovic had been detained after his arrival in Australia despite being granted a medical exemption by Tennis Australia and Victoria state officials.

He was released after four nights in detention when a judge reversed the decision to cancel his visa, but was detained again and eventually deported after Australian Immigration Minister Alex Hawke argued that his continued presence would encourage anti-vaccine sentiments among the population.

Comment: That's pretty much why they didn't want to let him in - and it's not because of his vaccine status.


British woman Angela Glover dies after trying to rescue dogs in Tonga tsunami

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Angela Glover, from Brighton, died after an undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific nation on Saturday.
A British woman who went missing after a tsunami in Tonga died while trying to save her dogs, according to her family.

Angela Glover, from Brighton, died after an undersea volcano erupted near the Pacific nation on Saturday, sending large tsunami waves crashing across the shore.

Her brother Nick Eleini said: "I understand that this terrible accident came about as they tried to rescue their dogs.

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Video appears to show Ashley Babbitt tried to stop attack on Capitol Speaker's Lobby

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Aaron Babbitt with his wife Ashli, who was killed at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
Video shows female Trump supporter's desperate pleas to prevent rioters from breaking windows: "Stop! No! Don't! Wait!"

Ashli Babbitt, who was fatally shot by a police officer at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, desperately tried to prevent rioters from vandalizing the doors leading to the Speaker's Lobby at the Capitol that day, even stepping between one troublemaker and officers guarding the doors, a video footage analysis shows.

Frame-by-frame video evidence analyzed by The Epoch Times paints a vastly different picture of Babbitt's actions than that portrayed in media accounts over the past year. News media regularly painted Babbitt as "violent," a "rioter," or an "insurrectionist" who was angrily trying to breach the Speaker's Lobby.

Video clips appear to show she tried to prevent the attack, not join it.

Comment: Ms Babbitt was not the only protester to die at the hands of the Capitol Police on January 6, 2021. Her case has received even less attention:

Second eye-witness steps forward to confirm Capitol Hill Police killed Trump supporter Rosanne Boyland then attacked those who tried to save her

Black Magic

The CDC's pandemic narrative undergoes another radical u-turn

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CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky
As noted by Dr. Ron Paul in the January 10, 2022, Liberty Report below, U.S. authorities have suddenly started to change their tune with regard to COVID and the COVID shots.

"The opposition to our position are starting to wake up," Paul says, as some shreds of truth are actually starting to be acknowledged. The good news, Paul says, is that "Maybe some of the things they've been saying are not quite accurate, and maybe what we've been saying is closer to the truth, and maybe they're starting to recognize that."

Comment: Mercola features Liberty Report's analysis on the swerve:


Flint officials will not face racketeering charges over poison water crisis; Michigan AG disbanded prosecution team building case for three years

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AG Dana Nessel • Flint Water • Gladis Williamson • Former Michigan Gov Rick Snyder
A host of Michigan state and Flint city officials implicated in the Flint water crisis will escape racketeering charges after the state's attorney general disbanded the prosecution team working on the case.

Michigan's attorney general Dana Nessel in 2018 fired the top prosecutors and investigators who were part of the three-year long investigation under the previous attorney general Bill Schuette.

The team had already filed criminal charges against 15 Michigan state and Flint city officials, including four officials charged with financial fraud thought to be behind the public health scandal in which up to 100,000 people were poisoned with tainted water.

Nessel rebuilt a new prosecution team to continue with the investigation, but although several defendants were re-indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter, misconduct in office, obstruction of justice and perjury last year, the racketeering charges were dropped.

Sources close to the case told the Guardian that the officials would have been prosecuted under RICO laws - a tactic often used to charge organized crime groups - but Nessel's new prosecution team has since omitted the charges and taken RICO off the table.

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Arrow Up

Orange juice prices go bananas

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The US orange crop is on course to be the smallest since the 1940s, which could lead to skyrocketing orange juice prices.

The US Agriculture Department (USDA) issued a gloomy forecast last week for Florida's orange crop, forecasting that the state will harvest merely 44.5 million 40-kilogram boxes of oranges in 2022 amid citrus disease and bad weather. This would be the smallest crop yield since the 1944-45 season, an analyst from the USDA told CNN Business.

The Sunshine State provides most of the orange juice in the US.

Meanwhile, according to Statista.com, demand for orange juice in the US soared during the Covid-19 pandemic after falling for the previous two decades. The sales of 100% non-concentrated juices jumped from $5 billion to $5.5 billion in 2020, and stayed largely at that level last year, data from Euromonitor International shows. This has already pushed orange juice prices higher, and experts predict the trend will continue. Overall, frozen concentrated orange-juice futures in the US closed on Friday at $1.50 a pound (0.45 kilograms), which is nearly a 50% increase from early 2019.

According to the USDA, Brazil, one of the globe's largest orange producers, is expected to harvest 12% more oranges this year despite the drought that damaged its crop yield in 2021. Mexico, the US' major citrus supplier, is also forecast to have a robust harvest "on optimal weather conditions."