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Man with a BB gun and false active shooter reports cause panic at DC pride parade

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A man pulled out a BB gun during an altercation during Saturday's Capital Pride Parade, causing widespread panic and mistaken reports of an active shooter, police say. Several people were hurt in the chaos as hundreds fled.

D.C Police Chief Peter Newsham confirmed to News4 that a shooting did not occur at the Dupont Circle festival on Saturday. A police report released Sunday shows that the confusion may have started when a man pulled out a BB gun.

Aftabjit Singh, 38, will appear in court Monday on misdemeanor charges.

According to a police incident report, Singh said he pulled out the fake gun to threaten an unknown person who was hitting his significant other.


YouTube pulls 'Triumph of the Will' for violating new hate speech policy

Triumph of the Will
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“Triumph of the Will”

Under YouTube's new policy, Leni Riefenstahl's 1935 propaganda epic had to go. But the decision raises major questions about history and representation.

YouTube hovers in paradox: It's a platform for expression that vacillates on the kinds of expression it wants to support. Even when the site makes constructive changes in the content it promotes or prohibits, the outcomes raise questions about censorship and curation. On Wednesday YouTube revealed extensive new policies around hate speech in a move to "reduce more hateful and supremacist content from YouTube," as the company announced in a blog post.

The policy also meant the removal of Leni Riefenstahl's 1935 Nazi propaganda epic "Triumph of the Will," which left the site hours after YouTube announced its new standards. After all, "Triumph of the Will" falls under the rubric of "videos that promote or glorify Nazi ideology, which is inherently discriminatory," as YouTube explains one prohibited category. The movie is also regarded as one with major historical value, raising essential questions about the nature of the film medium. Does it belong in the same category as Lunikoff, a German Neo-Nazi band whose channel also got the boot?

Comment: One solution to this censorship problem would be to not censor in the first place. If YouTube is unable to see the value of having historic Nazi propaganda on its website for research and education purposes, then maybe they shouldn't be making the decisions over what is and isn't acceptable content.

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Milo Yiannopoulos named marshal for 'Straight Pride' parade

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Right-wing provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been named the grand marshal for Boston's "Straight Pride" parade.

Organizers announced Friday the former Breitbart editor as the parade's grand marshal after they originally used actor Brad Pitt's name and likeness for the event.

The head of Super Happy Fun America, a group that "advocates on behalf of the straight community," told the Boston Herald that Pitt "was not super happy" about the group using his name and likeness without his consent.

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Facebook removes 'far-right conspiracy' site Natural News

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Facebook on Sunday removed the page for Natural News, a far-right conspiracy outlet that had nearly 3 million followers. Facebook did not immediately return a request for comment.

Comment: Keep in mind that Daily Beast identifies anyone right of Michael Moore as "far-right".

Natural News' founder Mike Adams wrote on fellow-right wing conspiracy site Infowars that his site was "permanently banned" from posting. He told the Gateway Pundit, another far-right site, that the apparent ban is evidence of a conspiracy against his website.

The Daily Beast reported on Saturday that Natural News and its founder had a history of pushing hoaxes and calling for mass arrests against the left. Before the ban, Natural News had more Facebook followers than Infowars at its peak. Natural News used the page to push its trademark combination of natural remedies and far-right conspiracy theories, including disinformation about vaccines.

Comment: From Natural News:
Facebook bans Natural News; Health Ranger responds with message for humanity
Sunday, June 09, 2019 by: Mike Adams

In response to a coordinated, heavily-funded smear campaign against Natural News and myself, the Health Ranger, Facebook has now permanently banned Natural News from posting content. The channel name that has been banned is Facebook.com/healthranger, which was our primary channel reaching over 2.5 million people.

This is on top of the permanent bans of Natural News content from Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest, Google News, Apple and other techno-fascists that now represent the greatest threat to human freedom the world has ever seen.

The techno-fascists, including Wikipedia, have decided that no speech that questions any official narrative will be allowed on any platform. Anyone who questions the safety of toxic vaccines, 5G cell towers, geoengineering, chemotherapy or glyphosate weed killer chemicals is now maliciously attacked, smeared and de-platformed. You're not even allowed now to talk about nutrition, anti-cancer foods or nutritional supplements without being labeled a "vitamin" website accused of pushing fake cures. (That's right: The left-wing authoritarian tyrants are now anti-nutrition on top of everything else.)

Every website or individual who expresses any view of dissent against the corrupt scientific establishment is immediately labeled "fake news," even as the left-wing media routinely pushed total fabrications about President Trump and anyone who supports Trump.

As I have repeatedly pointed out, the tech giants and their CEOs are truly enemies of humanity.

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Remember: As all this censorship is taking place, the tech giants somehow claim they aren't censoring anyone at all. They claim to have a monopoly on "facts" or "truth" and proclaim themselves to have the King's unique right to decide who gets to speak and who must be silenced. These criminals like Zuckerberg, Dorsey and Cook are unelected, subject to zero transparency and offer no mechanism for due process whereby channels who are banned might defend themselves against unfair, dishonest smears or fake news attacks run by left-wing journo-terrorism hacks.

In essence, the entire internet is now run by the most lawless evil war criminals imaginable, and they have zero respect for human rights, human dignity or free speech.

I have posted a video response to the Facebook ban on Brighteon.com, the video platform we created following YouTube's de-platforming of natural health and conservative channels.
Natural News was previously banned by Google, but was eventually restored. See:


Clashes outside Hong Kong parliament as 'over 1 million' march against extradition bill

Hong Kong extradition protests
© Reuters / Thomas Peter
Hong Kong police used batons and pepper spray as they clashed with crowds of protesters outside the city's parliament. Hundreds of thousands filled the city's streets to oppose a bill allowing extradition to mainland China.

Hundreds of protesters stormed police barricades on Sunday night while trying to force themselves into the city's parliament building, local media reported. The officers, in full riot gear, pushed the crowd away using batons and pepper spray.

Clashes were also reported along the Admiralty section of the city's business district where the parliament is based.


Against big tech viewpoint discrimination

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This week, YouTube decided American conservative "shock jock" commentator Steven Crowder broke the rules of their Partner Program. Since YouTube is privately owned, shouldn't principled free market advocates support the company's right to purge videos Silicon Valley finds triggering, even if a disproportionate number are created by conservative commentators such as Crowder?

Well, imagine electric companies stood up for progressive values by cutting off power to homes with pro-Trump yard signs. Even staunch supporters of free markets would likely object to these restrictions on expression by privately owned enterprises. When we examine why power companies shouldn't be able to make service contingent on not violating political sensibilities, we see that analogous arguments should stop social media giants from exiling political dissidents.

If Burger King won't sell you a hamburger, so what - buy one from McDonald's. Competition among businesses normally protects you from harm if one refuses you service.

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A Canadian Sunday school teacher says she was strip-searched at Vancouver airport after an angry CBSA guard terrorized her

Canada Border Services Agency investigated more than 800 allegations of misconduct over 2-year period

Sunday school teacher strip searched by CBSA

Jill Knapp says an interrogation and strip search at Vancouver International Airport left her so traumatized she developed anxiety. (Nicolas Amaya/CBC)
A former Sunday school teacher who was falsely accused of being a drug smuggler, detained at Vancouver International Airport and eventually strip searched says she is still traumatized by the treatment and is calling for greater oversight of the Canada Border Services Agency.

Jill Knapp's run-in with CBSA agents took place on Jan. 9, 2016, on her way home to Calgary, after visiting her husband in Mexico City. The 39-year-old says she is only now speaking out about her experience because she was diagnosed with anxiety after her airport ordeal.

"It was traumatizing," Knapp told Go Public, explaining that no one told her why she was red-flagged as she attempted to make her connecting flight in Vancouver.

She said she has no criminal record and had nothing in her luggage that would prompt a closer look.

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Get woke, go broke: Jury rules Oberlin College to pay $11 million to bakery over racism accusations

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The Jury in the Gibson's Bakery v. Oberlin College case has reached a verdict.

According to our reporter in the Courtroom, the jury awarded $11 million. Here are the details: Allyn W. Gibson was awarded $3 million, David Gibson $5.8 million, Gibson Bros. $2,274,500. Next Tuesday there will be a separate punitive damages hearing which could be a double award (meaning tripling the $11 million to $33 million).

(clarification) Meredith Raimondo was held liable on the libel and interference with business relations, but not intentional infliction of emotional distress. By stipulation, the college is responsible for any amounts awarded against her, so she will not pay anything out of pocket.


Whining weaponized: The latest YouTube ad-pocalypse

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Google and YouTube's war on free speech has just escalated again. And it won't stop, folks. The latest incident involving hard-left Vox writer Carlos Maza whining to YouTube about Steven Crowder making fun of him is not only chilling but pathetic.

Carlos Maza is an activist who makes a living in the public forum. He is openly gay. Uses the twitter handle @gaywonk and regularly spews nothing but thinly-veiled violent rhetoric at anyone slightly to the right of Berthold Brecht.

Crowder's crime is describing Maza in terms that Maza uses himself but does so derisively. And for that Maza believes Crowder shouldn't have a platform on which to make a living.

This is now considered harrassment by emotionally-stunted man-babies.

Comment: See also: Glenn Greenwald Rips Liberals Begging For Censorship After YouTube 'Adpocalypse'


Horrifying video captures crazed customer striking NYC deli clerk with machete

Man attacked by machete in NYC
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A man being treated after being slashed with a machete in Hell's Kitchen.
Chilling video shows the moment a crazed, angry customer - known only as "Ricardo" - marches into a Hell's Kitchen deli, swings a machete at the clerk behind the counter, then spins on his heel and leaves without appearing to say a word.

The blow to the victim's left shoulder sends the injured man to the floor of the store, Liberty Bagel & Deli on Ninth Avenue between West 48th and 49th streets.

He clutches his shoulder as another employee rushes to his aid.

The attack happened at 11:15 Saturday morning, and by evening police were still seeking the attacker, who they say left his blade behind at the scene.

Fellow deli worker Gurpreet Singh, 30, said Saturday night that victim Sukhdev Singh, who received 8 to 10 stitches to his arm at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, remains in shock.