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Cyber charter schools: Neoliberals determined to commodify more students

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The parasitic seizure of social wealth by the rich has intensified in recent years and promises to increase in 2021. While the stock market soars to artificial new heights, the productive sector of the economy continues to steadily disintegrate, leaving the financial oligarchy with fewer options to maximize profit over time. This in turn is causing the rich to engage in more stock market gambling, private lending, bankruptcies, and restructuring of the state in order to funnel more public funds into private hands (e.g., through more "public-private-partnerships"). As the law of a falling rate of profit invariably intensifies, the nexus between the rich and the state will become more critical to analyze in the months and years ahead. Left unchallenged, state-organized corruption to pay the rich will be strengthened well beyond 2021, leaving society, the economy, and the environment worse off, and making it harder for the New to emerge.

Comment: As if the schooling-for-profit schemes of charter schools, core curriculum and the like didn't have such a detrimental effect on the minds of children already - who now have a state-sanctioned dumbing-down that has gone into a hyper overdrive.

Magic Hat

FBI investigating if Capitol rioter stole Nancy Pelosi's laptop to sell to Russia

Riley June Williams
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Riley June Williams (far left) storming the Capitol on Jan. 6.
The feds are investigating whether a Pennsylvania woman who was seen on video taking part in the US Capitol riots stole a laptop or hard drive from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office and planned to sell it to the Russians, officials said.

The FBI is seeking Riley June Williams on charges including entering a restricted building, disrupting the orderly conduct of government, and engaging in disorderly or disruptive conduct.

There is no indication that a laptop was actually pilfered from the speaker's office and the agency said in an affidavit that "the matter remains under investigation."

"It appears that WILLIAMS has fled," according to the affidavit. "According to local law enforcement officers in Harrisburg, WILLIAMS' mother stated that WILLIAMS packed a bag and left her home and told her mother she would be gone for a couple of weeks.

Comment: They've never stopped blaming Russia. Russia has always been their bogeyman, a user means of hiding their own criminalities and keeping the general public scared of an external threat. From RT:
After four years of 'Russiagate' spy fiction, it's time for one last yarn: the "former romantic partner" of a Capitol Hill rioter told the FBI that their ex-lover stole House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's laptop to... sell it to Russia.

The laptop hasn't been located, but one witness told the FBI that their "former romantic partner," seen on video footage inside the Capitol, had stolen the laptop and attempted to sell it to Russia's foreign intelligence service.

That Democrats, law enforcement, and now even ex-lovers would blame Russia for the riot is unsurprising, after four years of Moscow being fingered for all of America's social ills. This trend continued throughout election season. Russians were blamed for pranking Joe Biden's campaign website, and a tranche of emails implicating Biden in foreign graft schemes were dismissed by multiple media outlets and the president-elect himself as "Russian disinformation."
Williams was arrested yesterday.
The FBI said in a court filing on Sunday that a witness identifying himself as a former romantic partner told the bureau that Williams "intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia's foreign intelligence service."

The transfer fell through for unknown reasons, and Williams either still has the computer or destroyed it.

The witness also showed the FBI video of Williams apparently stealing the laptop.

Arrow Up

5-year-old girl rescued from a sewage well after eight hours at -20C on the Russian island of Sakhalin


Yana went missing around 4pm on Sunday, 17 January, after going to play on an ice slide outside her block of flats in the suburb of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk
Hundreds of volunteers joined police and turned every stone to find scared and frostbitten Yana.

Yana went missing around 4pm on Sunday, 17 January, after going to play on an ice slide outside her block of flats in the suburb of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk

Little Yana Khairulina was found after midnight on 18 January, eight hours after she disappeared from an ice slide next to her block of flats.

To rescuers who discovered her sitting quietly inside an empty well she said that she's been calling for help for hours.

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Mr. Potato

The terrifying scourge of 'multiracial whiteness'

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Trump supporters near the east front door of the US Capitol on January 6.
The Washington Post reveals why so many 'white supremacists' are in fact not white. It's scary.

It's hard being a pundit these days. Not only does steadily advancing groupthink and fear of cancellation increasingly force you to copy the same takes as everybody else, but frequently those views are very dumb.

Take the riot at the Capitol. Some minatory cabal of Twitter, Facebook, Google, the Bilderberg Group, FEMA and the Jesuits has issued its secret decree to all news outlets: the rampage through the halls of Congress was the work of dastardly white supremacists! And the outlets oblige.

Comment: WaPo continues its descent into unconscious parody...

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Snitching society: City receives nearly 2,000 complaints about people not wearing masks inside Toronto condos, apartment buildings

A resident, centre, in an upper floor condo is silhouetted as people have been urged to stay home to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus, in Vancouver, on Monday, March 23, 2020.
The City of Toronto says it's received almost 2,000 complaints about people not following mandatory mask protocols inside common areas of condo buildings.

The city implemented a bylaw in August that requires everyone to wear masks while inside lobbies, elevators, laundry rooms and other shared spaces of condo and apartment buildings in order to stop the spread of COVID-19.

Andrea Gonsalves, a spokesperson for the city, said that since the bylaw came into affect, the city has received 1,950 complaints to 311 about violations.

She said that despite the large number of complaints, the city's hands are tied from really cracking down on the issue.


Hacked emails allegedly detail how EU drug regulator was pressured to approve Pfizer jab despite 'problems' with the vaccine

Pfizer vaccine
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A health worker prepares an injection with a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19
An alleged cache of email exchanges between EU officials and the European Medicines Agency show that the drug regulator was uncomfortable about fast-tracking approval for the Pfizer and Moderna Covid jabs, Le Monde has reported.

The EMA has claimed that the contents of the messages, which were obtained by hackers and published on the dark web, were tampered with in order to undermine confidence in the drugs, without providing further details. However, the agency acknowledged to the French newspaper that the correspondences reflect "issues and discussions" that took place in the lead-up to the decision to grant approval to the vaccines. The agency said it can't specify which documents are genuine.

Some of the "discussions" appear to have been less than congenial. For example, in a document dated November 19, a senior EMA official described a "rather tense, sometimes even a little unpleasant" conference call with the European Commission regarding the review process for the drugs. The official said he felt there was a clear "expectation" that the vaccines would be approved. A day later, the same individual had an exchange with the Danish Medicines Agency in which he expressed surprise that Ursula von der Leyen, the president of the European Commission, had announced that the Moderna and Pfizer jabs could receive the green light before the end of the year.

"There are still problems with both," the unnamed EMA official noted in the leaked correspondence.

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America's demise is near at hand - R.I.P

America RIP
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For years I have been cataloging America's decline into collapse, not merely economic collapse from economic concentration and the offshoring of jobs and investment, but also the collapse of the belief system that created some unity among a diverse population. Today not only is the economy done for, but so is the belief system that sustained social and political stability.

America no longer exists. A geographical entity exists of diverse peoples and interests, but not a country, much less a nation. The United States itself has degenerated into an empire. It is no longer simply a country with an empire. The 50 states are themselves the Establishment's empire, and it can only be held together by force.

Earlier in my life free speech was used by liberals to legalize pornography, homosexual marriage, and abortion, all of which were opposed by the majority of the population. This did not stop liberals from imposing their agendas on the people.

Today free speech is impermissible, because it can be used to protest what half of the population sincerely believes was a stolen presidential election. Even attorneys and legal firms that brought legitimate cases of electoral fraud for clients are being punished for doing the ordinary work of attorneys. The same is happening to university professors and to average Americans who exercised their Constitutionally protected right of free speech and association and attended the Trump rally. See for example: Americans No Longer Live In A Free Society

Evil Rays

Liberal fascism: Katie Couric says Trump supporters need to be 'deprogrammed'

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Former co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show Katie Couric ripped the Republicans in Congress who voted against impeaching President Donald Trump and certifying the 2020 presidential election results.

"And the question is: How are we going to really, almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump?" Couric said during an appearance Friday night on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher."

Comment: Anybody who doesn't fall in line with the current liberal view of the world is somehow sick and needs to be fixed, forcibly if necessary. If that isn't a fascist way of looking at the world, we don't know what is.

During the late-night talk show's panel discussion segment, host Bill Maher kicked off the conversation to discuss the GOP lawmakers who overwhelmingly backed the president in Wednesday's second impeachment vote.

Maher prompted the 64-year-old former CBS News host's remarks by commenting on the breach of the Capitol building on Jan. 6, stating: "As much as I'm worried about these loons who break into government, I'm actually more worried about the loons who did get elected, because, I mean, what do you do about these people?"


Woman who suffered convulsions after taking Pfizer Covid jab being screened for permanent neurological damage, son tells RT

© Courtesy of Brant Griner
After a video of his mother's condition went viral, the son of a woman who was hospitalized after receiving Pfizer's Covid jab told RT that, even though he was not an anti-vaxxer, he had serious doubts about the drug's safety.

Brant Griner issued an appeal on Facebook last week, after his mother began experiencing serious medical issues several days after taking the vaccine. In a now-viral post, Griner shared a video of his mother shaking uncontrollably as she attempted to walk, using nearby walls and a door to support herself as she inched forward.

"Mom is getting even worse today and I still don't have any answers from doctors as to how to fix this. Please pray for her. I can't stand to see my mom this way. It makes me want to cry. knowing I can't do anything to help her. Please don't take the covid19 vaccine," he wrote.

The message and accompanying video has been shared nearly 160,000 times, and has racked up more than 35,000 comments.


'The glorification of violence and domination': Politician mocked for going on hysterical rant against pickup trucks

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Are you triggered by the violence depicted?
A politician who serves as a city council member in North Vancouver, Canada, triggered outrage on social media after he posted a picture of a large pickup truck on Twitter and captioned it, "The glorification of violence and domination. #unnecessary trucks #petromasculinity."

The truck, which had a large plate attached to the front reading "Global Warmer," catalyzed Mathew Bond to slam it for its dismissive attitude toward global warming. After blowback ensued from his tweet, Bond launched a Twitter thread addressing the issue in which he accused some of his critics of mocking him as unmanly, while he speculated that some of the owners of similar trucks were trying to prove their masculinity.

The District of North Vancouver website explains that the Council "establishes administrative policy, adopts bylaws governing matters delegated to local government, and levies taxes for these purposes. Council is also empowered to manage, acquire, and dispose of the District's assets."