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Feds charge left-wing activist who filmed shooting of Trump supporter at Capitol - UPDATE: It's getting weird!

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Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced charges against John Sullivan, a self-described left-wing activist who recorded the fatal police shooting of a Trump supporter inside the U.S. Capitol last week.

Sullivan, the founder of a group called Insurgence USA, which formed in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, is charged with illegally entering the Capitol, civil disorder, and violent or disorderly conduct on Capitol grounds.

Sullivan, 26, faces separate charges of rioting and criminal mischief in connection with an incident in Provo, Utah on June 30, 2020, where a person was shot and injured during a protest against police brutality.

Comment: More from Gateway Pundit:
Footage obtained by the Gateway Pundit from militant Black Lives Matter and Antifa activist John Sullivan's Discord server shows the so-called "civil rights activist" reveling inside the U.S. Capitol on Jan 6 as he damaged federal property.

Sullivan has maintained in multiple interviews that he regularly attends protests only to record what's going on, but did not actively partake in the insurgence in Washington. This is a lie. He is a leader of the Utah Antifa-BLM movement and has been previously arrested.

... UPDATE: Here is the FBI affidavit on the arrest.

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And Gateway Pundit has also published a video covering Sullivan's past activism as well as his infiltration of the Capitol siege:



And here is footage of him giving a speech filled with anti-Trump rhetoric:


Gateway Pundit also published a piece about Jade Sacker, who accompanied Sullivan during the siege:
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After the Capitol was stormed John Sullivan appeared with CNN photojournalist Jade Sacker on CNN that night. CNN did not identify Sullivan as an Antifa-BLM protest leader. They mention Insurgence, USA but not that it is a radical leftist organization. They do not mention that Sullivan was arrested in Utah during unrest in 2020. CNN did not reveal that the two were working together inside the US Capitol. Jade Sacker has done work for NPR, CNN, NBC and other liberal outlets.

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Moments after Sullivan captured Air Force veteran Ashli Babbitt getting shot and killed in the Capitol, a blonde woman accompanying Sullivan who appears to be his accomplice, Jade Sacker, gleefully exclaims, "We did it!"

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And here's another violent leftist exposed as being part of the Capitol siege:
Another Violent Leftist Arrested at US Capitol Protest: Registered Democrat and 34-Year-Old Son of a New York Judge

Another violent leftist was arrested on Wednesday for partaking in the US Capitol protest turned Antifa riot. Aaron Mostofsky, is a registered Democrat. He is the latest Antifa rioter who was identified at the Capitol on January 6th.


Mr. Mostofsky is a 34 year old registered Democrat and the son of a New York Judge. He is seen in the picture above dressed in fur, carrying a stick and wearing a bullet proof police vest he had stolen. Mostofsky is standing beside the man who carried a Confederate flag into the event. This indicates they possibly knew each other and both appear to be outsiders and leftist demons plotting to smear Trump supporters.
More on Mostofsky:


Check out the full thread by @amuse above. Kyle Becker's collection of tweets and analysis here is also worth reading.

And from NewsMax:
Dozens of Individuals on FBI Terrorist Watch List Were in DC on Day of Riots
Solange Reyner | Thursday, 14 January 2021 04:10 PM

Dozens of individuals on the FBI's terrorist watch list were in Washington, D.C., last week when rioters breached the U.S. Capitol as lawmakers were working to certify the results of the 2020 presidential election, reports The Washington Post.

It is unclear if any of them were arrested or whether they were inside the Capitol. The majority of the individuals are suspected white supremacists.

The report highlights the fissures in the handling of the riot by Capitol Police as some of the pro-Trump supporters stormed past officers and into the legislative chambers, forcing lawmakers to flee and hide. Five people died, including a Capitol police officer.

The Pentagon offered to send additional National Guard troops prior to the breach and the FBI said agents warned Capitol Police of discussions of violence at Congress on Jan. 5. Still, rioters were able to walk into legislative chambers and lawmakers' offices.

The Chief of the Capitol Police resigned as a result of the breach, as have the Sergeant at Arms of both the House and the Senate.

The FBI visited a number of the individuals on the watch list ahead of Jan. 6 and told them not to travel to the nation's capital. Dozens didn't listen.

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UPDATE: Some interesting, and strange, details about Sullivan, and his family connections, are coming out. It turns out his an Olympic-level speed skater:


Here he is doing an Uber commercial:


His adopted father is disgraced Air Force Maj. Gen. Kevin J. Sullivan:


And his brother, James, is a right-wing activist. James's organization has been calling John out on social media:



It looks like James has been in touch with Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani (accidentally?) tweeted a PM with James, where he says he is working on pinning the riot on "226 antifa" members:



More from John's Discord activity in this thread:


Max Blumenthal posted a deep dive on Sullivan here:







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Do face masks work in combating Covid? Not in my old people's nursing home they don't...

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A man wears a Union Jack flag face mask, amid the spread of the coronavirus disease, outside Kensington Palace Gardens in London.
We wear masks, goggles, plastic gowns and gloves when we see our residents, and clean everything continuously, but in the last week 18 patients and staff have been infected. It's worse than in March/April, when we had no masks.

I have often wished that we had another Planet Earth, sitting just next to this one. Everything on this cloned planet would be the same, so we could do randomised controlled trials where we changed something here, but not there, to see what happens. You could, of course, also do it the other way around.

Then we would have a chance of knowing if an initiative really worked, or not, and we would have some proper evidence to support major interventions. I first thought this about mass cancer screening programmes. They have almost all been introduced, for everyone, at the same time.

Comment: Covid-19 is by now a pseudo-pandemic. Despite some significant excess mortality spikes in spring of last year, all the data show no significant increase around the world for 2020 as a whole. Many countries experienced excess mortality, but nothing more than has been experienced in recent years with bad flu seasons.

Covid-19 deaths are largely increasing not because the virus is so deadly, but because many other reasons for death are ascribed to Covid-19. Death "with" Covid does not necessarily mean death "by" Covid. The "show" is running, and they need reasons to keep this false pandemic alive and people scared to death so they can justify installing a fascistic police state on this planet.

Masks are not introduced to keep us safe from this flu-like virus. It seems they have been introduced because they desperately need more infections and deaths that can be attributed to Covid-19 so they can keep the "show" running.


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Poland plans to make censoring of social media accounts illegal

Mateusz Morawiecki with Angela Merkel
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Mateusz Morawiecki with Angela Merkel. Both have questioned tech firms’ no-platforming of Trump.
Following Trump's Twitter ban, Polish government wants to protect posts that do not break nation's laws.

Polish government officials have denounced the deactivation of Donald Trump's social media accounts, and said a draft law being readied in Poland will make it illegal for tech companies to take similar actions there.

"Algorithms or the owners of corporate giants should not decide which views are right and which are not," wrote the prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, on Facebook earlier this week, without directly mentioning Trump. "There can be no consent to censorship."

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Parler CEO says social media app, favored by Trump supporters, may not return

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The Parler website is seen before its shutdown in this still from video, January 10, 2021.
Social media platform Parler, which has gone dark after being cut off by major service providers that accused the app of failing to police violent content, may never get back online, said its CEO John Matze.

As a procession of business vendors severed ties with the two-year-old site following the storming of the U.S. Capitol last week, Matze said in an interview with Reuters on Wednesday that he does not know when or if it will return.

"It could be never," he said. "We don't know yet."

Comment: Given the treatment Parler has received, we should see an equivalent ousting of Facebook in the next few days, now that the Washington Post has thrown them under the bus, saying the platform played a role in the Capitol siege. Otherwise one might be able to say there's some kind of double standard at play.
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WaPo throws Zuck under the bus: Facebook's Sandberg deflected blame for Capitol riot, but new evidence shows how platform played role

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A man breaks a window as supporters of President Trump storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.


Fliers and hashtags promoting the pro-Trump rally circulated on Facebook and Instagram in the days and weeks beforehand.


In the days leading up to last week's march on the Capitol, supporters of President Trump promoted it extensively on Facebook and Facebook-owned Instagram and used the services to organize bus trips to Washington. More than 100,000 users posted hashtags affiliated with the movement prompted by baseless claims of election fraud, including #StopTheSteal and #FightForTrump.

The details, emerging from researchers who have combed the service in recent days, shed new light on how Facebook services were used to bring attention to and boost attendance at the rally, which turned violent when a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol while Congress was in session. The attack resulted in the death of a Capitol Police officer and four other people.

Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg has sought to deflect blame, noting the role of smaller, right-leaning services such as Parler and Gab.

Comment: While there's a certain joy in seeing the Washington Post throw Facebook under the bus, none of the instances cited in the above article imply that Facebook did anything wrong. There's nothing wrong with being a Trump supporter, nothing wrong with holding a rally, nothing wrong with organizing transportation to a rally in support of the President. If they cited something actually supporting violence or plans to breach the Capitol building, then they might have something here.

And predictably, this article has already had far-reaching consequences, as Facebook has again started purging content and creators. Tim Pool is one of its latest victims, detailed in this video:






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Trump's been deleted from internet, and any one of us could be next

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Donald Trump has been deleted from the internet. He hasn't been put behind a warning or had his followers reduced, or been forced to switch platforms. He's gone.

Snapchat. Twitter. Facebook. YouTube. Google. Amazon. Instagram. Shopify. Twitch. Tiktok. Gone.

And he's the President of the United States. If they can do it to him, they can do it to anyone.

Indeed, that's the message being sent. It's an intimidation move, designed to frighten people into policing themselves.

Many people have picked up on this already.



But unfortunately, many more are still lost in what they falsely believe to be the heady scent of victory. They'll realise their mistake eventually, but it may be too late for us all by then.

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Climate alarmism has become a growth industry and the pandemic is making things worse, fueling fears of human extinction

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A protestor wearing a face mask displays a placard reading 'Save The Earth' during the climate crisis protest in Seoul.
Covid-19 has provided a window of opportunity for professional doom-mongers to spread fear by linking the virus to climate change and overpopulation. But we shouldn't pay attention to their alarmist predictions for the planet.

Another day and another climate alarmist report that warns that human extinction is imminent. A study titled 'Underestimating the Challenges of Avoiding a Ghastly Future' declares that the planet is confronted with a "ghastly future of mass extinction, declining health and climate disruption upheavals."

Why am I not surprised by yet another scenario outlining a ghastly future of mass extinction? We live in a world where we are constantly fed a diet of climate alarmism through the media.

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Israeli court bans screening of 'Jenin, Jenin' documentary

Jenin Palestinian refugee camp
© JAAFAR ASHTIYEH AFP
The Jenin Palestinian refugee camp is in the north of the occupied West Bank.
An Israeli court has banned screenings of a controversial documentary film about 2002 clashes in the occupied West Bank by prominent director Mohammed Bakri, in a ruling seen by AFP Tuesday.

Bakri enraged the Israeli establishment and Jewish public with his documentary film "Jenin, Jenin" about April 2002 clashes in a Palestinian refugee camp in which 52 Palestinians and 23 Israeli soldiers were killed.

The film was banned in Israel after a few screenings, but the supreme court later overturned the ban.

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Bomb

Nashville's big bomb was a very rare device, experts think

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Find his test sites, top bomb experts say.

Anthony Quinn Warner's device, although probably made of common over-the-counter components, is unique in the annals of mayhem, according to seasoned FBI bomb experts consulted by SpyTalk.

"We've never seen an improvised thermobaric device before in this country or any country," says Dave Williams, who conducted the FBI's on-scene investigations of the World Trade Center, Oklahoma City, Pan Am 103 and Unabomber bombings, among other notorious incidents. Thermobaric refers to a gaseous fuel-air explosion.

"The reason is, it's very difficult to get the timing down to get an optimum mixture of air and a liquified carbonaceous fuel such as propane, methane, acetylene or natural gas," Williams told SpyTalk. "He couldn't have done it the first time and made it work. There had to be a test area."

Accidental thermobaric explosions are not uncommon — for example, when a house explodes because of a natural gas leak. But IED-makers haven't tried to stage them deliberately, up to now, Williams says, because too many things have to go right.

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Stock Up

Adapt 2030 Ice Age Report: Economic stranglehold begins

LNG vessel
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The trifecta of daily life essentials, electricity, fuel and food prices are rising at exceptional rates. Natural gas prices at record highs in Asia and parts of the E.U, shipping rates set a new maritime world record for price, highest ever electricity rates in the UK and snow in Vietnam. Chinas coal shortages continue.