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UMass Amherst honor students suspended for not wearing masks off-campus while outside, parents will sue: 'It's been devastating'

UMass Amhurst students suspended masks off campus
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Three UMass Amherst honor students have been kicked out of school because they were seen in a photo without masks when they were off-campus and outside. The freshmen students will reportedly lose their course credits and tuition over the maskless photo that was posted on social media. The students' parents are ready to fight the university's decision.

The three female students posed for a photo while at an off-campus party that was held outside in March. The photo posted to Instagram were reportedly sent to UMass Amherst officials, who then suspended the three students.

"There was a photo sent to the administration of these girls outside off-campus on a Saturday," Kristin, a mother of one of the suspended students, said. "This is why they lost a whole semester of their schooling."

Comment: Amherst has fallen prey to the hysteria surrounding covid, and wokeness in general. This is not the first time Amherst has punished students. In February the university suspended 354 students, and in March nearly 200 students who attended an off-campus party. But somehow this case seems particularly vindictive.

Homonationalism? Amherst College's leftist Common Language Guide sparks free speech debate

Alarm Clock

Arizona citizens' group drops nuke: Sues state for 2018, 2019, and 2020 elections that were not in compliance with Arizona law

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View of the floor of Maricopa County's election audit
How does Arizona get out of this? If this happened in Arizona what other states does this apply to?

This all leads back to our investigation of the outfits that certified the Arizona elections and were called back after the election by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors (MCBOS) to perform audits earlier after the 2020 election a few months ago.

We reported that the MCBOS would not allow the Arizona Senate to perform an audit of the county's 2020 Election results. The MCBOS sued to Senate to prevent the audit. Then when the Senate updated laws to clarify their right to audit and the courts found that the Senate has every right to audit the county's results, the MCBOS said ok you can do an audit but we want to select the auditors. They then said the only firms they would allow to perform their audit were those certified by the EAS.

Comment: Gateway Pundit also reports on the obstacles being placed in the way of a proper audit such as lack of access due to Dominion retaining crucial passwords. The brass of the Democrat machine is breathtaking:
Back on November 30, 2020, Maricopa County elections witness Jan Bryant testified before the Arizona legislature.

Jan has a strong project management background. She could not believe what she witnessed during the 2020 election in Maricopa County, Arizona.

Jan said back on November 30, 2020, that Maricopa County officials DID NOT RUN THE ELECTION! Dominion employees John and Bruce did.

Jan's testimony might explain why Maricopa County officials do not have Admin passwords or access to the Dominion voting machines.

They never had them!

Jan also testified under oath that county staff, not even IT staff were allowed access to the voting machines and that she witnessed Dominon employees with a laptop computer in the counting room.

Jan worked 6 days at MCTEC, has an MBA, and project management background in technology.

Transcribed Witness Text: Janice (Jan) Bryant
From Video Testimony here:
Captured 06:39:30 to 06:42:25
Nov. 30th 2020 - AZ Legislature's Election Fraud Hearing (Hyatt Hotel)

Jan Bryant: ....and back to my opening, I wanted to tell you that I do have a pretty strong project management technology background. This is not, I would say, everybody, raves about how we'll run and how tight this room is that we were working in. I was in the (MCTEC) tabulation center. You know the glass (wall) and the servers in a glass room. All the computers are on a single cable that you can see. None of that matters because of two things. One, the Dominion employees were the only ones that were running any of that equipment.

So I'm, I was in the tabulation center six different days. Day and night shifts. And no county employees, no IT people, no one else was touching any of the software. They (Dominion) did all the training for the adjudicators, they ran all the reports. And so I brought this up on my very first day in the room. I said this doesn't seem right, as a person with my background. Never in a million years would I turn my company's most important things over to someone else. And there's only two guys (Dominion's Bruce & John) and they had whole control of everything.

I also participated in the (2%) random ballot selection for hand audit. Picking the ballots, you know, determining which bins we were going to select. And even with that, Dominion ran the report for it (which bins to pull). So no one, I mean, they (Dominion) knew exactly what was in the hand audit boxes. That made me nervous also. And they also knew when we pulled the last box, which was probably eight days before they quit counting ballots. As a senior manager over big projects, never in a million years would I have allowed some of the stuff that I saw going on there.

RECAP: The exact bins to be pulled for the mandated 2% hand audit were decided by Dominion staff, using their EMS software, not randomly.

The other thing that I wanted to make sure. The final week that they were counting ballots, I came in on I think a Tuesday. When I had left the Friday before I did NOT notice there was a laptop in the room behind the (glass) wall, that "John" the Dominion employee was working on. When I came in on Tuesday and walked around where they were doing the hand entry of ballots, I noticed that laptop sitting there and John was working on it. It's not a secure room if you're bringing a laptop in and out of a room. Who knows what happened there. Every one of the 50 desktops that were in there had a row of USB ports on the side of it. So I get very angry when I hear some of our leader here saying "Oh, it's secure, nothing can get in or out.". That's not true. I will tell you that is probably the biggest issue that I had.
As so may have said, if Biden's win was legit, why keep throwing up issues? The Democrats should be falling all over themselves to have the audit vindicate their victory.


Victory Day belongs to the Russian people: Westerners must realize it celebrates destroying the Nazis, NOT honoring Stalin's USSR

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Russian service members drive BMD-4M infantry fighting vehicles during a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 76th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2021
With tanks rolling through Red Square and jets screaming overhead, Russians are marking Victory Day on Sunday with a colossal parade, 76 years on from the surrender of the Third Reich and the capture of Berlin by Soviet troops.

These celebrations are often portrayed in the West as an effort to rehabilitate the USSR and its wartime leader, Joseph Stalin. In reality though, Moscow is far from eager to rewrite history, and most Russians are more than capable of commemorating the Soviet victory without endorsing Stalinism.

However, as preparations for the anniversary got underway, the Georgian strongman has again been making news. Just a week ago, in the Caucasian town of Dagestanskiye Ogni, a bust in honor of Stalin was erected. Unlike much of his legacy, it was short lived, and local authorities ordered its removal only four days after it was unveiled.



Existential economic threats: How US states can survive without federal money

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We all knew it was coming; the alternative economic media has been warning about it for years. Eventually, monetary intervention and bailout after bailout by central banks always leads to devaluation of the currency and inflation in prices. Helicopter money always ends in disaster and at no point in history has it ever produced positive long-term results for a society.

The federal reserve has created trillions in fiat dollars over the course of a single year (on top of the tens of trillions created in the past decade), all in the name of offsetting deflation. This deflation was not caused by the pandemic, it was caused by the government response to the pandemic. The shutdowns of "non-essential businesses" and the lockdowns in general ended up being useless in slowing the spread of COVID-19.

All the information, all the facts and all the science supports the anti-lockdown crowd. Conservative run states that removed lockdowns and mandates months ago are seeing falling infection and death numbers and local businesses are on the mend. The problem is, government authorities don't seem to care about this. It appears that their intention is to double down and continue demanding restrictions stay in place for the long haul.

In other words, they are going to find an excuse to keep the mandates going. If no reason exists, they will create a reason. Consider for a moment the fact that COVID-19 is mutating constantly, and like any other virus there are new strains that pop up every year. Just as we have a seasonal flu, we will probably now have seasonal COVID.

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Serial killer Reginald Arthurell's new life as 'Regina'

Regina Kaye
© Radio 2GBSource:News Corp Australia
Now known as ‘Regina Kaye’, serial killer Reginald Arthurell is living in western Sydney
Serial killer Reginald Arthurell is leading a new life as a woman after his prison release and has allegedly made threats against his female victim's family.

Radio station 2GB has revealed photos of the violent outback murderer, now aged 74, dressed in a series of women's wigs posing for the camera.

The photos were allegedly posted on a transgender community friendship page by Arthurell, who now goes by the name of Regina and is living in western Sydney.

He has posed in three different coloured wigs, including one in a dark brown bob which he has used as his signature image, with the words, "Hi, I'm Regina".

NSW Police are also investigating a claim Arthurell had vowed to "take out" the family of his victim Venet Raylee Mulhall.

Corrective Services NSW referred police to an allegation by a concerned transgender community member that Arthurell allegedly contacted via the Facebook page.

He had allegedly said he would act against the family and Corrective Services once his parole had ended and he was no longer wearing a tracking anklet.

Bizarro Earth

Street parties erupt in Spain as government lifts six month curfew, regions consider REIMPOSING own lockdown restrictions

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People celebrate as the state of emergency decreed by the Spanish Government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) gets lifted at Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Spain, May 9, 2021
Revelers thronged the streets of Spain's cities on Sunday after its government lifted a six-month nightly curfew. Crowds danced, sang, and drank - but regional authorities are already planning on ending the party.

The Spanish government lifted its coronavirus-related state of emergency at midnight on Sunday. The state of emergency allowed the government to ban non-essential travel between regions, and required citizens to stay at home between 11pm and 6am. Spain was recording around 20,000 daily cases of Covid-19 when the curfew was introduced, and although this number peaked at more than 40,000 in January, it has since receded to just over 8,000 on Saturday.

Spaniards wasted no time in celebrating. When midnight hit, people flocked onto the streets across the country, dancing, hugging, and chanting "freedom." Video footage from Madrid's Puerta del Sol captured the celebratory mood.

Comment: After lockdowns people naturally feel the need to release the tension in some way, however, if actions and rumours elsewhere are anything to go by, they may not be 'free' for very long:


Canadian pastor who prevented police from shutting down Easter service arrested and charged with "organizing an illegal in-person gathering"

Comment: What's more, they tracked his phone and busted him with a platoon of cop cruisers on the open highway, then handcuffed him (and hogtied his brother)...

Pastor Artur Pawlowski

Pastor Artur Pawlowski being dragged away by Canadian cops
A Canadian pastor who went viral last month for ordering out police who showed up to his church on Easter weekend was arrested Saturday for violating COVID-19 limits on gatherings set by a new court order.

Pastor Artur Pawlowski, the head of Calgary's Street Church in Alberta, and his brother, Dawid Pawlowski, were arrested and charged with "organizing an illegal in-person gathering," the Calgary Police Service said in a statement.

Video capturing the arrests showed several police vehicles parked on the street as officers carried the handcuffed brothers, who appeared to refuse to walk on their own. An onlooker can be heard telling the officers, "Shame on you guys, this is not Communist China. Don't you have family and kids? Whatever happened to 'Canada, God keep our land glorious and free'?"

Comment: Something similarly outrageous occurred in Ireland recently. A man who was in attendance at an 'illegal' mass filmed police 'breaking it up'. Days later cops showed up at his home at 3am, abducted his children and put him in the slammer for the night.

The ostensible reason was because 'his mother' had called police to report fears for his mental well-being, allowing police to arrest him and take his children away under a legal loophole that required no warrant. The man's mother died in 1997...


Covid-19 fear porn has cast a chill over love, sex, and birthrates, and we were damn fools to let it happen

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Instead of allowing the human spirit to triumph in the face of adversity, we cowered in our homes, prevented children from learning and playing together, and let our small businesses go up in flames. History will judge us badly.

Since it is well known that 'familiarity breeds contempt', it should come as no surprise that it also does little to breed babies. Even the most amorous lovebirds will go frigid when their wings have been clipped and predictions of impending doom scream from every mainstream channel. That may be the main takeaway from the radical experiment known as Lockdown 2020, as the US birthrate took an unexpected hit at a time when all the indicators were looking rosy.

The US birthrate didn't just go wobbly last year, it plummeted a whopping four percent, marking the worst single-year decrease in nearly 50 years. To further break it down, birthrates fell eight percent for Asian American women, three percent for Hispanic women, and four percent for African American and Caucasian women. Locked-down Europeans are reporting similarly precipitous declines.

Comment: Continued compliance with lockdowns as well as the willingness of great swathes of society to accept totalitarian measures like vaccine passports further reveals the dire state that Western society is in; and it does not bode well for its future: And check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal #34: Covid By Numbers

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Hundreds injured as Israeli forces attack Palestinian worshipers in Jerusalem UPDATES

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Israeli police gather during attacks on Palestinians at the compound that houses al-Aqsa Mosque
Hundreds of Palestinians were injured and dozens were hospitalized on Friday night across the city of Jerusalem, as Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound and continued to crackdown on protests against the imminent evictions of Palestinians in Sheikh Jarrah.

The height of the violence took place inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, where tens of thousands of Palestinian worshipers had gathered inside the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the surrounding courtyard for evening prayers on the last Friday of Ramadan.

Video footage from the scene shows people in prayer when armed Israeli forces stormed the compound, firing sound bombs, tear gas, and rubber bullets at worshipers.

Comment: At least 205 Palestinians were injured in clash with police:
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© Reuters/Ammar Awad
Israeli police fire stun grenades
As Palestinians point out they have been living in the area for generations, the Jewish settler organization Lahav Shomron and the deputy Jerusalem mayor, Aryeh King, claim that the land in question "rightfully" belongs to Jews.​

According to Israeli police, six officers were injured during the altercations in Jerusalem. Later in the day, Times of Israel reported that at least 17 police officers were hurt and "around half of those" hospitalized.
"At the end of the prayer on the Temple Mount, thousands of worshipers began to disturb the order, throwing stones and firing fireworks. Israeli police forces are operating at the scene and so far six policemen have been injured in the disturbances. The district commander is in the arena assessing the situation and has ordered the continued increased alertness towards the end of the prayers."
​​​The Temple Mount altercations prompted swift reaction from many, with the US voicing its concern over the situation in Jerusalem and calling for deescalation, and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu condemning what he described as the "Israeli attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque".

Statements followed from Hamas and the Islamic Jihad, with both entities echoing a condemnation of the attack and pledging consequences. Statement from Hamas:
"The Chief of Staff of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades Mohammed Deif salutes Palestinian citizens of the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood in occupied Jerusalem for standing steadfast. The Chief of Staff is sending a clear and last warning to the Israeli occupation and settlers that if they did not immediately cease their aggression against our people in the Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood, we will not sit on our hands and will make them pay a heavy price."
Amid the tensions heating up in Jerusalem, reports emerged in Israeli media claiming that several "Palestinian gunmen" headed to Jerusalem to carry out a terror attack. According to the Times of Israel, citing Israeli TV, three Palestinian assailants booked a tour that included Jerusalem and were on their way to the city at the time of a "shootout" in which two gunmen were killed and one was "critically injured".
Update 9/5/2021: Scores injured, worst violence in years, warnings and rebukes from around the world:
The Quartet of envoys from the European Union, Russia, US and the United Nations expressed "deep concern" over the violence. "We call upon Israeli authorities to exercise restraint," they wrote.

The US State Department said it was "extremely concerned" and urged both sides to "avoid steps that exacerbate tensions or take us farther away from peace. This includes evictions in east Jerusalem, settlement activity, home demolitions and acts of terrorism."

The European Union called on the authorities "to act urgently to de-escalate the current tensions", saying "violence and incitement are unacceptable and the perpetrators on all sides must be held accountable".

Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, said he held the Israeli government responsible for the unrest and voiced "full support for our heroes in al-Aqsa".

Yair Lapid, an Israeli politician, backed the police. "The state of Israel will not let violence run loose and definitely will not allow terror groups to threaten it," he tweeted.

Turkey's president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, denounced Israel as a "cruel terrorist state" in a speech in Ankara on Saturday, calling on the UNto intervene to "stop the persecution".

Jordan condemned Israel's "barbaric attack" and Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Pakistan and Qatar were among Muslim countries that criticised Israeli forces for the confrontation.

Israel also drew criticism from Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, two countries that signed normalisation accords with the Jewish state last year.

Iran called on the UN to condemn the Israeli police actions, calling the actions of Israeli police a "war crime".
UPDATE 9/5/2021: Pope Francis calls for an end to violence in East Jerusalem:
Pope Francis during his Sunday address expressed concerns about the ongoing clashes in East Jerusalem that led to the injuries of around 300 Palestinians, calling for the violence to stop. As cited by the Holy See, the pontiff said:
"With particular concern I am following the events that are happening in Jerusalem. I pray that it may be a place of encounter and not of violent clashes, a place of prayer and peace. I invite everyone to seek shared solutions so that the multireligious and multicultural identity of the Holy City is respected and brotherhood prevails. Violence begets violence. Enough with the clashes,"
The international community has condemned the escalation of violence in East Jerusalem and urged the sides to show restraint. Palestine requested a UN Security Council meeting to discuss the situation, while the Arab League called an extraordinary meeting for Monday.
UPDATE 8/5/2021: Israel beefs up security as tensions continue:
Israeli police tweeted that they had enhanced security, noting that, while the right to protest will be "preserved", riots would be addressed with "zero tolerance".
"The commissioner instructed the commanders, with an emphasis on the sectors of Jerusalem, to increase forces in preparation for 'Night of Qadr' and another series of events expected in the city in the coming days."
In videos shared on social media, demonstrators can be seen chanting slogans - according to media reports, calling to "strike in Tel Aviv" and "redeem al-Aqsa" - and lighting fires.

This is an explosive situation as clashes continue, tensions escalate and casualties mount.

Star of David

Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in Jerusalem: The full story

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In the aftermath of the 1948 expulsion of Palestinians by Zionist gangs to pave the way for the creation of the state of Israel, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were forced to flee their homes in historical Palestine to neighboring countries.

Following these events, which came to be known to the Palestinians as "Nakba", or the Catastrophe, 28 families settled in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem in 1956, hoping that would be the last time they are forced out of their homes. But these families, whose number has grown to 38 since then, say they are experiencing a renewed Nakba on a daily basis.

The Israeli Central Court in East Jerusalem approved a decision earlier this year to evict four Palestinian families from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in favor of right-wing Israeli settlers.

Israel's Supreme Court was scheduled to issue a ruling on the evictions on Thursday amid heated demonstrations and clashes between Palestinians and Israeli settlers, but the decision was delayed until May 10.

In the event that the court rules in favor of the settlers, the Palestinian families will lose their homes. Other families will face a similar fate.