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Leftists fear Trump may take Minnesota, plot post-election 'mass mobilization'

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Protesters demonstrate outside of a burning Third Precinct police station in Minneapolis on May 28, 2020.
A leaked confidential document obtained by Breitbart News reveals that a coalition of left-wing groups in Minnesota, fearing a possible Trump win, is preparing for post-election mass unrest while planning to execute wide scale "strategic disruption."

Led by TakeAction Minnesota, described as a "hub for Minnesota's progressive movement," the groups warn of a need for mass mobilization in a recently leaked highly confidential document circulating among the group's leadership and intended as a prep guide for the coming weeks.

Comment: The plan is no joke. Millie Weaver brings an undercover report on other groups who are working along similar lines. The 'resisters' include employees of various US government departments, and contract security personnel:

Light Saber

How tweet it is: Twitter backs down, unlocks Post's account - UPDATES

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Twitter backed down Friday in its battle with The Post and unlocked its main account after a two-week stalemate over the Hunter Biden exposé.

The move came after The Post refused Twitter's demand that it delete six tweets that linked to stories that the company claimed — without any evidence — were based on hacked information.

The Post never budged, and kept the tweets on the account during the standoff — even as Twitter obscured them from view.

In a series of tweets, the social-media giant said it was revising its "Hacked Materials Policy" and "updating our practice of not retroactively overturning prior enforcement."

"Our policies are living documents," said one of the tweets from @TwitterSafety.

"We're willing to update and adjust them when we encounter new scenarios or receive important feedback from the public."

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UPDATE 30/10/2020:
CNN's Jake Tapper just couldn't help himself, chiming in on shaming the NYP's refusal to bow to Twitter:
Tapper reportedly spoke with a Twitter executive about the decision, but merely shrugged at Twitter's excuse for the blatant censorship.

"Since Twitter has locked out the NYPost for violating rules that no longer stand as rules (but Twitter won't revisit past enforcement decisions) the NY Post COULD end this standoff by deleting the tweets that broke the rules (thus unlocking its account) then tweet them out again," he wrote.

"I asked a Twitter exec if this was possible, he said yes and it would end the whole thing. Probably take 15 seconds," Tapper continued.

In a robust validation of the 'Streisand Effect' as reported above, the Post gained more than 190K followers while it was locked out of its Twitter account:
That number represents a 10.6 percent increase in just about two weeks, according to analytics tool Social Blade.

The spike came as Twitter blocked the news organization from posting during that time period.
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A tweet announcing The Post's return to the social media site on Friday evening quickly went viral, racking up more than 17,000 retweets and close to 50,000 likes in about an hour.

The move came after The Post refused Twitter's demand that it delete six tweets that linked to stories that the company claimed — without any evidence — were based on hacked information.

The Post never budged, and kept the tweets on the account during the standoff.

Red Flag

Kyle Rittenhouse sent to Wisconsin to face charges in Kenosha protest shootings

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Kyle Rittenhouse appears for an extradition hearing in Lake County court Oct. 30, 2020, in Waukegan. A Lake County judge ruled that Rittenhouse should be sent to Wisconsin to face charges stemming from the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of a third during protests in Kenosha in August.
Lake County authorities on Friday afternoon handed off Kyle Rittenhouse to police in Wisconsin, where he faces charges stemming from the fatal shooting of two men and the wounding of a third during August protests in Kenosha, officials said.

Shortly after a judge ruled the Antioch 17-year-old should be extradited, Lake County sheriff's deputies drove him to the border and passed him to deputies from the Kenosha County sheriff's department, said Sgt. Christopher Covelli, of the Lake County sheriff's office.

Rittenhouse — who is charged with murder and several other counts — was booked into the jail in Kenosha shortly after that, said Sgt. David Wright of the Kenosha County sheriff's department. Rittenhouse's lawyers had voiced concerns for his safety in an adult lockup, but Wright said the teen would be held in a cell for juvenile detainees at the facility.

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Dr Mike Yeadon: Three Coronavirus facts No 10's experts got wrong

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Earlier this week, my wife and I were congratulating ourselves on being in France, far from the draconian Covid restrictions now spreading throughout Britain.

Then, on Thursday, with less than 24 hours' notice, President Emmanuel Macron announced his plan to plunge the French into a second national lockdown for at least a month.

And if everything I hear and read about the UK is to be believed, this country is heading in the same direction.


Ohio: 109 victims rescued after statewide anti-human trafficking operation

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More than 100 human trafficking victims were rescued following a statewide anti-human trafficking crack down called "Operation Autumn Hope," Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost announced Monday.

The operation was made up of over 50 police departments in Ohio and social service agencies that provided resources to the victims.

"Operation Autumn Hope" carried out four key priorities:
  • Rescuing victims of human trafficking and referring them to social services
  • Recovering missing and exploited children
  • Apprehending those seeking to have sex with a minor
  • Arresting male johns seeking to buy sex

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Snakes in Suits

New Zealanders vote 'yes' to euthanasia, 'no' to legalising cannabis

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A person casts their referendum vote during election day on October 17.
Two-thirds of New Zealand voters have chosen to legalise euthanasia, but a push to legalise marijuana for recreational use has been narrowly defeated.

The country's election commission on Friday released the preliminary results of two referendums held on the same day as the October 17 parliamentary election.

Of the 2,415,547 people who cast ballots, 65.2 per cent voted to support the End of Life Choice Act 2019 — the euthanasia bill — which will now come into effect on November 6, 2021.

Comment: See also: New Zealand overtakes UK's record with most gay MPs in parliament


FBI warns of 'imminent cybercrime threat to US HOSPITALS,' sending media & pundits into overdrive to blame 'Russian hackers'

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Federal agencies have warned of an impending wave of cyber attacks on US hospitals they say could affect operations amid the Covid-19 pandemic, as corporate media outlets race to find ways to blame Moscow free of any evidence.

The FBI, CISA (Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency) and the Department of Health and Human Services issued a joint statement on Wednesday sounding alarms over the "imminent" hacking operations, assessing that "malicious cyber actors are targeting the [Healthcare and Public Health] Sector with Trickbot malware, often leading to ransomware attacks, data theft, and the disruption of healthcare services."
These issues will be particularly challenging for organizations within the Covid-19 pandemic; therefore, administrators will need to balance this risk when determining their cybersecurity investments.

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Two dead after oxygen supply booth explodes at ICU in Chelyabinsk, Russia

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Chelyabinsk prosecutor Vitaly Lopin said that 2 patients died after oxygen was cut by the explosion.
Sixteen ambulances were working at the site, transporting all patients of Chelyabinsk number 2 hospital to other hospitals, and to a building of the nearby Yelesina football ground.

'There were 158 patients at the hospital, 3 of them on artificial lung ventilation. Ambulances are taking these patients now', a Chelyabinsk city hall representative said.

At least 75 of the patients were Covid-19 positive, some of them were taken to Chelyabinsk city clinical hospital number 1.


So much for 'privilege'! Asian women achieve higher median income than WHITE MEN, blowing identity politics out of water

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In this Dec. 5, 2018 photo, actress-rapper Awkwafina poses for a portrait in Los Angeles. Awkwafina, who appeared in the film, "Crazy Rich Asians," was named as one of eight Breakthrough Entertainers of the Year by the Associated Press.
A report by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics on weekly earnings in the third quarter has revealed that Asian women earned more on average during that period than those who supposedly enjoy the ultimate privilege: white men.

Released earlier this month, the report went viral on Friday, with social media posters pointing out the apparent tectonic shift in America's racial narrative: Asian women in the US have been earning $1,224 per week on average, compared to white men's $1,122.

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Are we going to witness the worst national emotional meltdown in US history once this election is over?

Right now we are experiencing the calm before the storm. Many Biden supporters believe that a Trump victory would literally be the worst thing that could possibly happen to our country, but at the moment most of them are quite confident that Biden will win. Likewise, many Trump supporters are absolutely convinced that we will plunge into a horrifying socialist abyss if Biden wins, but for now most of them are convinced that the polls are wrong and that Trump will pull out another victory in November. So with just a little over a week until Election Day, most Americans that really care about politics are pacified because they believe that a positive outcome is right around the corner.

But soon that will change, and tens of millions of Americans will simultaneously melt down emotionally right in front of our eyes.

I think that just about everyone realizes that this national temper tantrum is coming. It is just that most of those that deeply care about politics assume that it will happen to the other side.

At this point, even Facebook is preparing for the worst. In fact, they are getting ready to implement "emergency measures" that are usually reserved for the most "at-risk" countries...
As the U.S. braces for election-related unrest next month, Facebook executives are implementing emergency measures reserved for "at-risk" countries in a company-wide effort to bring down the online temperature.

The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday that the social media giant plans to limit the spread of viral content and lower the benchmark for suppressing potentially inflammatory posts using internal tools previously deployed in Sri Lanka and Myanmar.

Comment: Except that agitating for violence in case of an unwanted outcome seems to be coming by and large from the left - and not the right.