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Putting Ukraine first is 'a middle finger in the face' of Americans - Tucker Carlson

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The political elites in Washington, DC are making a point to not pursue policies that the American public wants, journalist and conservative political commenter Tucker Carlson has said.

The former Fox News host blasted the lack of responsiveness of the American political system to the will of the people at the Republican National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on Thursday. He praised former President Donald Trump, the party's nominee, for being the opposite of standard politicians.

In the US capital, lawmakers can be seen "stepping over the prostrate bodies of their fellow citizens ODing on drugs to go cast votes to send money to some foreign country," Carlson said. Prioritizing Ukraine's needs, for example, over those of Americans is "too much actually. It's too insulting. It's a middle finger in the face of every American. It's a very clear statement, which is unmistakable."

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Russia unaffected by global IT meltdown - ministry

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© Sputnik / Vladimir AstapkovichSheremetyevo International Airport
Russian tech infrastructure has not been affected by the global Windows 10 outage, the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications, and Mass Media has reported. The crisis illustrates the importance of becoming self-sufficient in terms of critical software, the ministry has stressed.

Windows 10 users around the world, including airports, banks and broadcasters, suffered serious failures on Friday, triggered by a recent update of the web/cloud-based CrowdStrike antivirus platform. Problems have been reported in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, India, Germany, Spain, the US, and several other countries.

According to the Russian ministry's press office, "so far, there have been no reports of crashes at Russian airports," as quoted by TASS.

"The situation with Microsoft once again demonstrates the significance of import substitution of foreign software, first of all - at critical information infrastructure facilities," officials added.

Bizarro Earth

Paris: Policeman attacked with knife by migrant who is then shot dead, amidst heightened security a week before Olympics

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A policeman was wounded with a knife on Thursday near the Champs-Elysées. According to police sources, the attacker, who was shot dead by a policeman, is suspected of having committed a murder in a Paris suburb on the same day.

A man who seriously injured a French police officer near the Champs-Elysées avenue in Paris is suspected of having killed a 16-year-old teenager earlier in the day, police sources and prosecutors said Friday, July 19.

On Thursday, one police officer shot a man after he attacked another with a knife. The assailant - identified by a source in the prefecture as a 27-year-old Senegalese national previously known to police - later died of his wounds.


On Friday, the Nanterre (west of Paris) prosecutor's office told Agence France-Presse that the attacker is suspected of having committed murder in Courbevoie, a northwestern suburb of Paris, earlier on Thursday. According to police sources, the suspect fatally stabbed a 16-year-old teenager in an apartment in Courbevoie before fleeing.

Comment: A few more details from RT:
The officer was attacked in the high-end shopping district of the Champs Elysees as he was responding to a call from security personnel at a store, French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin said on X (formerly Twitter).

A guard at a Louis Vuitton boutique had called police after spotting a man who appeared to be carrying a knife, said Paris police chief Laurent Nunez, as quoted by Reuters.

The assailant "pulled out a knife and threatened [the officers], tried to stab them multiple times, and succeeded in stabbing," Nunez told reporters who had gathered outside of the store after the incident, according to the Associated Press (AP) news agency.

The police officer was stabbed in the ear, neck and collarbone, Le Parisien newspaper reported.

The incident comes just days after a man stabbed a soldier patrolling the streets outside a train station in Paris. The assailant was taken to a psychiatric hospital, AP reported, citing French prosecutors. France is on the highest security alert as it prepares to host millions of visitors at the Paris Olympic Games, which start on July 26.

Police imposed strict security measures in the center of the capital on Thursday in preparation for the opening ceremony, which will be held along the Seine River instead of in a closed stadium.
Another knife attack occurred today, also in France:


Meanwhile, a breaking story, also in France from today, alleges that an elderly man defended himself against attackers with a knife:


Given the worsening geopolitical situation, the spike in outbreaks of social unrest alongside these seemingly random attacks, it seems reasonable to suppose that this is just the beginning.

A selection of incidents in just the past week:


Bizarro Earth

Ukrainian woman sets herself on fire over husband's forced conscription

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© Kiev Region Police / TelegramThe gruesome stunt took place in front of a courthouse in Kiev Region, local media have reported
A Ukrainian woman doused herself in flammable liquid and self-immolated in front of a courthouse in Kiev Region, reportedly in protest of her husband's conscription being denied postponement.

The Kiev Region police confirmed that the incident took place at around 4 pm on Thursday. Once court security noticed the woman dousing herself with a flammable substance, the guards "tried to stop her, but the woman set herself on fire," the police wrote on Telegram.

"Upon arrival, the woman was conscious but had about 70% burns to her body surface area," the post said, adding that she was rushed to the hospital.

Comment: Every day new footage appears online of Ukrainians - of all ages, but mostly women - trying to help the men in fighting off the conscription squads; and it's likely because they know that the front line is a death sentence.

And it's likely that, as the US&EU force the Kiev-junta to drag out their defeat in the Ukraine proxy war, this despair, and pushback, will escalate.


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70% of Americans believe Biden should drop out

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© Andrew Harnik/Getty ImagesUS President Joe Biden
Roughly seven in ten do not think the veteran politician has the mental capability to serve another term as president.

A strong majority of Americans think President Joe Biden should withdraw from the presidential race, citing concerns over his mental capacity to stay in office for another term, a new survey suggests.

The nationwide poll conducted by the AP-NORC Public Affairs Research Center indicated that at least seven out of ten respondents want Biden to drop his reelection bid and let the Democrats nominate a different candidate. Among the Democrats themselves, the figure is only slightly lower, at 65%. This is a significant increase from roughly a third in a similar poll in February.

Overall, roughly 70% of Americans are 'not very/not at all confident' that Biden has the mental capability to serve effectively as president.

Comment: Headline is misleading...the poll is a sampling indicating movement in this direction.


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Former SNP Equalities Officer who wanted "to beat up terfs" jailed for sexual assaults

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A former SNP Equalities Officer who said he wanted to "beat the f — " out of gender critical feminists is a "dangerous" predator, prosecutors have said after he was jailed for a series of sexual assaults. The Telegraph has more.
Cameron Downing, who was an official in the SNP's London branch, was sentenced to six years in prison at the High Court in Edinburgh.

He was convicted of sexually assaulting six young adults and physically assaulting two women.

The 24-year-old targeted his victims at addresses in the Edinburgh, Glasgow and Falkirk areas between Hogmanay in 2016 and April 2021.

Downing was also found guilty of domestic abuse, which involved conduct spanning several months, where he threatened to falsely accuse a former partner of raping him.

He said he would tell the man's friends, family and employers before blackmailing the victim to be in a sexual relationship with him.

Downing, who identifies as non-binary, has been pictured at an SNP conference with Nicola Sturgeon, the former Scottish first minister, and took part in a Pride march alongside Karen Adam, the SNP MSP and convenor of Holyrood's equalities committee. There is no suggestion they were aware of his wrongdoing.

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Globalist "guru" claims Trump's re-election will mean 'the death of global order'

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Yuval Harari is best known as a globalist "philosopher" or "guru" closely tied to the World Economic Forum. He is infamous for his Ted Talks and summit speeches declaring the coming abandonment of personal individualism and independence while elevating AI as the harbinger of a new technological religion. He joyously preaches about the fusion of AI technology with the human body to give certain elitist groups the power of "gods." His notions of the supposedly infinite abilities of algorithms to influence culture and politics are so overblown they enter into the realm of children's fantasy.

I mention Harari often in my work because I believe he is a kind of litmus test for the true intentions of globalists. He's a lot like Henry Kissinger in his New World Order zealotry - He has a hard time keeping his mouth shut about the greater agenda and this works to our advantage. If you really want to know what the elites plans are, look up past discussions by true believers like Harari. When they start preaching their dark gospel they can barely control themselves.


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UK: Riot erupts after social services 'remove children' from house

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© PAA burnt out vehicle in the aftermath of unrest in Harehills.
Footage taken in the aftermath of the unrest in the Harehills area of the city on Thursday night shows the charred wreckage of vehicles, as the "shocking" violence is condemned by the home secretary and investigators vow to catch the perpetrators.

Rioting in Leeds saw a double-decker bus set on fire, a police car overturned, rocks thrown and residents told to stay indoors as police flooded the area.

Footage taken in the aftermath of the violence in the Harehills area of the city showed the charred wreckage of vehicles.

Police remained at the scene on Friday after the previous night's trouble that has been condemned by Home Secretary Yvette Cooper.

Comment: See also: Protesters clash with police at proposed migrant housing site in Dublin, people tear gassed and arrests made


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Ford expanding production of profitable gas-powered trucks at plant meant for electric cars

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Ford Motor Company will expand production of its profitable gas-powered Super Duty pickup trucks at its Oakville Assembly Complex in Ontario, Canada, which had been meant to become an all-electric plant producing only Electric Vehicles (EVs).

On Thursday, Ford CEO Jim Farley announced that the automaker would be expanding production of its F-Series Super Duty pickups to the Ontario plant with a $3 billion investment. The pickups are also produced in Kentucky and Ohio.

Investments are also expected to be made at Ford's Michigan plants.

"Super Duty is a vital tool for businesses and people around the world and, even with our Kentucky Truck Plant and Ohio Assembly Plant running flat out, we can't meet the demand," Farley said in a statement. "This move benefits our customers and supercharges our Ford Pro commercial business."

The Oakville Assembly Complex was supposed to produce EVs with a $1.3 billion investment. Production of an electric three-row SUV has since been delayed until 2027.

Comment: Nope, they never were: Ford set to lose $4.5 billion on electric vehicles this year, despite increased revenue


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Best of the Web: Major global IT outage grounds planes, disrupts connections

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Airports and other key infrastructure sites around the world have reported disruptions amid problems with communications

Disruption to air traffic control systems is being reported around the world. Preliminary reports say a computer glitch may be causing the problem. Issues have arisen in the US, Spain, Germany, Australia, and elsewhere, with authorities forced to cancel takeoffs and landings due to safety concerns.

Comment:
From the article:
Computers using Windows 10 OS are reportedly crashing and showing "the blue screen of death" (BSOD) after an update for a security product provided by the firm CrowdStrike.
CrowdStrike! Are they joking, but it could be just incompetence. There is no evidence in a name, however in this case it is a bit funny.
Brody Nisbet, CrowdStrike's chief threat hunter, has offered a workaround to deal with what he called a "faulty channel file" related to the Falcon Sensor cybersecurity app.
The suggestion was posted on X.com


MailOnline carried this headline in the last updated version from 08:18 UTC, 19 July 2024
Global tech outage grounds airlines, shuts down banks, hits the NHS and puts Sky News off air: Airports across the world are plunged into chaos after Microsoft crash freezes systems

A massive Microsoft outage has sparked chaos around the world - grounding flights and knocking hospitals, GP surgeries, train services, banks, stock exchanges and TV channels offline.

The technical fault has caused Windows computers to suddenly shut down, prompting departure boards to suddenly turn off at airports including Gatwick and Edinburgh on one of the busiest days for global aviation since Covid.

Britain's biggest train firm told passengers to expect delays due to 'widespread IT issues', Ryanair and Wizz Air are warning of 'disruption', and NHS staff have described logging on to find most of the non-clinical systems are down.
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The incident gives an example of how delicate our digital infrastructure is.
See also: Flashback How a programmer broke the internet by deleting a tiny piece of code