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Russia protects family values and children - Tara Reade

The West is "weaponizing" LGBT propaganda to distract voters from its crumbling economic infrastructure, the former US Senate aide told RT
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Russia places more importance on protecting children and family values than waging a culture war, former US Senate aide Tara Reade told RT on Thursday, explaining that many in the West are poorly informed about what life is really like in the country.

The West has "weaponized culture wars...against some of the more conservatives in the United States," Reade, now a commentator with RT, told her colleague. Russia, "watching that from the outside," has rightly prioritized the "values of [its] vast population" over the interests of a tiny fraction of people - a stance that is often misunderstood, she said.

It is not illegal to be gay in Russia, despite oft-repeated rumors in the West, Reade explained, clarifying that Russia's policy against "LGBT propaganda" directed at minors is just that - an effort to shield children from the promotion of alternative sexual orientations and other potentially unwholesome influences, not a blanket prohibition on non-traditional sexual practices.

"In Russia there is a protection of family and a protection of children," she stressed, attributing this to the strong religious values of the population.


AP brutally roasted online after bending backwards to avoid linking Laken Riley's murder to illegal migrant

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Social media users called out the Associated Press (AP) on Sunday after the media outlet avoided stating that an illegal immigrant was charged with murdering nursing student Laken Riley.

Illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Ibarra was arrested and charged Friday by University of Georgia (UGA) authorities for the death of Lake Riley, 22, who was found Thursday afternoon. During a press conference Friday night revealing Ibarra's identity, authorities confirmed he was not a resident of the U.S. Early reports circulated that Ibarra was illegally living in the U.S., with Department of Justice officials confirming Ibarra's brother, Diego, was arrested over fraudulent immigration papers.

AP News, however, posted an article on X (formerly Twitter) Sunday morning claiming Riley's death now "highlights the fear of solo female athletes." The article notably labels Riley's alleged murderer as an "Athens resident," giving no other background on the illegal migrant even though university officials confirmed Friday he was not a resident of the U.S.

Social media users reacted, quickly calling out the news agency's lack of forthrightness around Ibarra's status.

Red Pill

SOTT Focus: Aaron Bushnell Burned Himself Alive To Make You Turn Your Eyes To Gaza

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I watched the uncensored video of US airman Aaron Bushnell self-immolating in front of the Israeli embassy in Washington while screaming "Free Palestine". I hesitated to watch it because I knew once I put it into my mind it's there for the rest of my life, but I figured I owe him that much.

I feel like I've been picked up and shaken, which I suppose was pretty much what Bushnell was going for. Something to shake the world awake to the reality of what's happening. Something to snap us out of the brainwashed and distracted stupor of western dystopia and turn our gaze to Gaza.

The sounds stay with you more than the sights. The sound of his gentle, youthful, Michael Cera-like voice as he walked toward the embassy. The sound of the round metal container he stored the accelerant in getting louder as it rolls toward the camera. The sound of Bushnell saying "Free Palestine", then screaming it, then switching to wordless screams when the pain became too overwhelming, then forcing out one more "Free Palestine" before losing his words for good. The sound of the cop screaming at him to get on the ground over and over again. The sound of a first responder telling police to stop pointing guns at Bushnell's burning body and go get fire extinguishers.

Yellow Vest

Riot police tear gas protesting farmers in Brussels amid crisis meeting at EU HQ

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© REUTERSSmoke rises from burning tires during a protest of European farmers over price pressures, taxes and green regulation, on the day of an EU Agriculture Ministers meeting in Brussels, Belgium, on Feb 26, 2024.
Farmers jammed part of Brussels with tractors on Monday (Feb 26) in a protest to demand EU action on issues ranging from cheap supermarket prices to free trade deals, as agricultural ministers gathered to discuss the crisis in the sector.

Around 100 tractors were parked around the European Union institutions' headquarters on Monday morning ahead of planned speeches, a short distance from where ministers were to meet.

The road leading from the EU district to central Brussels was clogged by columns of tractors. Police had cordoned off a wide area surrounding EU buildings, where EU member states' agriculture ministers were arriving to discuss what more they can do to respond to farm workers' demands.

Comment: It seems that, despite the brazen attacks on farming over the past few years, farmers are now beginning to realise that governments really are intent on shutting them down, and, as the situation currently stands, they're at the mercy of subsidies and 'deceptive' concessions, which can (and will) be withdrawn at any time:


Having a kid feels 'like financial suicide' as more parents take on debt to pay for childcare - report says

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The Government's Money Helper website says the average cost of sending a child under the age of two to nursery full time is £14,030 a year.

Having a child "feels like financial suicide" for parents, the head of a charity has said, after a study found more Britons are taking on debt to pay for childcare.

Commissioned by campaign group Pregnant Then Screwed, the survey said almost half of parents of under-fives in England say they have taken financial blows as the cost of childcare bites.

Comment: The not-so-subtle subtext here is that it is no longer financially viable to have children. Now why would mainstream media outlets be spreading the message that having kids 'isn't worth it'?

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Texas Girl Scout troop robbed while selling cookies in front of Walmart

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© Fort Worth Police Department / FacebookThe girl Scouts in Texas were robbed by a man walking out of a Fort Worth Walmart on Feb. 11, 2024.The person reached behind the table and grabbed the bag that contained the earnings the Girl Scout’s made.
A Fort Worth, Texas Girl Scout troop was robbed earlier this month while selling cookies in front of a Walmart.

The Fort Worth Police Department is looking for a man between 18-24 years old, who was wearing a gray hoodie and a black beanie at the time of the heist.

Comment: When the description of the suspect is as vague as this one, deliberately leaving out obvious identifiers like, say, race, you know what it means.

Police said at about 2 p.m. on Feb. 11, the suspect walked past a Girl Scout cookie stand located at the entrance of a Walmart on Clifford Street.


Yellow Vest

Best of the Web: Farmers' rebellion: 160 tons of Ukrainian grain dumped out of trains at station in Poland

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Police officers, customs officers, and railway workers stand next to piles of corn spilled from train cars in the Polish village of Kotomierz, near the Ukrainian border, on February 25.
Around 160 tons of Ukrainian grain was destroyed at a Polish railway station amid large-scale protests in what a senior Ukrainian official said on Sunday was an act of "impunity and irresponsibility".

Polish farmers protesting this month against what they say is unfair competition from Ukraine and European Union environment regulations have blocked border crossings with Ukraine and motorways, and spilled Ukrainian produce from train wagons.

Comment: Ukrainian grain has been shown to be contaminated with mold, GMO and unacceptable levels of chemicals. Notably American megacorporations have been increasingly buying vast tracts of Ukraine's top agricultural land. But the main reason European farmers are furious is that Ukrainian grain, heavily discounted to pay for NATO's war, is flooding the EU market and hitting European farmers hard.

"These pictures show 160 tons of destroyed Ukrainian grain. The grain was in transit to the port of Gdansk and then to other countries," Deputy Prime Minister Oleksandr Kubrakov posted on X with photographs of mounds of grain spilled from train wagons.

Comment: It remains to be seen just who was responsible, however it is clear that farmers across Europe are becoming increasingly incensed with the 'deceptive' concessions their governments are promising them, and are resorting to taking direct action against the inferior products being shipped in to undercut their own: France's farmers storm agricultural fair amid Macron visit, demand his resignation


Bizarro Earth

SOTT Focus: 'Free Gaza, Free Palestine!' 25-Year-Old US Airman Aaron Bushnell Dies in Self-immolation Protest at Israeli Embassy in Washington DC

Comment: Ynet reports that Bushnell has since died from his injuries, but other media outlets state that he has survived...


New York Post confirms that Bushnell succumbed to his wounds in hospital. RIP.

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© (Screenshot via Talia Jane on Twitter).Washington, D.C. emergency services took the man to a hospital with "critical life threatening injuries."
A man wearing a U.S. Air Force uniform set himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington, D.C. today.

The District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department confirmed to Task & Purpose that they received a report about a man on fire outside the embassy just before 1 p.m. Eastern Time and dispatched emergency services. The fire had been extinguished by uniformed members of the Secret Service. EMS took the man to an area hospital, saying he was suffering from "critical life threatening injuries."

The incident appears to be in protest of Israel's war in Gaza. Independent journalist Talia Jane obtained video of the self-immolation, although it has not been posted online.

Comment: It has actually, Bushnell livestreamed the whole thing on Twitch, which has removed it for 'content violation'. We won't be surprised if this becomes widely censored. They know it's damning for Israel. Here's the full video (Bushnell is blurred from the moment he catches fire):

Note the Israeli embassy guards training their weapons on him rather than helping him.

On X, former known as Twitter, Jane reports that the man in Air Force uniform said he was "an active duty member of the U.S. Air Force and I will no longer be complicit in genocide." He then set himself on fire and shouted "Free Palestine."

Comment: An extraordinary act of courage. Aaron Bushnell has since been reported as having died in Israeli media, although US and UK media states that he 'remains in critical condition'.

As the above article briefly mentions in its final paragraph, this is not the first time an American protester has self-immolated in protest at American military support for Israel's genocide in Gaza. A young woman did so outside the Israeli consulate in Atlanta on December 1st last year, but the US police and media covered it up so that her name remains unknown.


US military helicopter crashes during training flight, 2 National Guardsmen dead

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© WTVALaw enforcement on the scene of a military helicopter crash in Prentiss County, Mississippi, Feb. 23, 2024.
Two National Guardsmen are dead after their military helicopter crashed in northeast Mississippi during a routine training flight on Friday, officials said.

The soldiers were identified by state officials on Saturday as Chief Warrant Officer 4 Bryan Andrew Zemek, 36, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Derek Joshua Abbott, 42.

Both servicemembers served at a Mississippi National Guard Army aviation support facility in Tupelo, according to Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves.

Comment: It remains to be seen just exactly what led to their deaths, but, with the seeming increase in accidents such as this, it could be anything from shoddy maintenance, incompetence, the vaccine, Earth Changes, or even a calculated action:


US government indicts journalist for uncovering unaired parts of Tucker Carlson's interview with Kanye West

© Twitter/US Justice Department/KJNJournalist Timothy Burke
The U.S. Justice Department is sending a clear signal to the news media that prosecutors will not hesitate to aid a powerful or influential corporation in suppressing investigative journalism.

United States prosecutors indicted Florida-based journalist Timothy Burke for uncovering and sharing unaired portions of a Fox News interview between Tucker Carlson and Kanye West.

As Motherboard reported, the unaired video contained racist and antisemitic remarks by the rapper as well as a bizarre claim that "'fake children' had been placed in his house to manipulate his children."

Fox News claimed they were "hacked," and the FBI subsequently raided Burke's home newsroom in 2023.

By charging Burke, the U.S. Justice Department is sending a clear signal to the news media that prosecutors will not hesitate to aid a powerful or influential corporation in suppressing investigative journalism.

The Freedom of the Press Foundation (FPF) immediately condemned the charges against Burke:
"The indictment could have significant implications for press freedom, not only by putting digital journalists at risk of prosecution but by allowing the government to permanently seize a journalist's computers."
Burke was charged [PDF] with engaging in a conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government, violating a federal wiretapping law, and committing multiple offenses in violation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA).

Comment: Who are the criminals?