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Airborne Spanish police berate beachgoers over Covid-19 triggering bleak comparisons online: 'Hitler would be proud'

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Helicopters patrolling Spain's beaches for covid infractions
Spain's Civil Guard has confirmed that it will now deploy helicopters and other vehicles to remind tourists of growing coronavirus restrictions, amid concerns online that the government is becoming increasingly authoritarian.

Footage has been shared widely online showing Spanish police barking instructions at beach goers in Mallorca from a helicopter.

Some commentators described the video as "creepy," as others decried the huge waste of police resources to harass a practically empty beach while the streets of Palma are filled with people "not wearing masks, smoking, not distancing while the police do nothing."

Comment: Spain's civilians look as if they are reaching their limit:


London: Natural History Museum to review potentially 'offensive' Charles Darwin collection and those of other contributors

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Charles Darwin statue, Natural History Museum, London, UK
The Natural History Museum will become the latest institution to review it's collections after an audit warned its Charles Darwin exhibitions could be seen as "offensive".

An internal review, sanctioned in the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, has led to an audit into some rooms, statues, and collected items that could potentially cause offence.

It warns that collections which some may find "problematic" could include specimens gathered by Darwin, whose voyage to the Galapagos Island on HMS Beagle was cited by a curator as one of Britain's many "colonialist scientific expeditions".

Museum bosses are now desperately seeking to address what some staff believe are "legacies of colonies, slavery and empire" by potentially renaming, relabelling, or removing these traces in the institution.

The executive board told staff in documents seen by The Sunday Telegraph that "in light of Black Lives Matter and the recent anti-racist demonstrations around the world" the museum would undertake a review of existing room names and "whether any statues (or collections) or could potentially cause offence". One of the institution's directors said in internal documents that new action taken to address these issues would alter "the use and display of our collections and public spaces".

Comment: If we don't learn the lessons from history...if we take away all references to our collective journey be they good or bad...if how we are only allowed to reflect on the past as weighted to this or that societal whim, then we have lost all context, all messages from our history, all clues in moving forward. This diabolical mindset is a rape of our consciousness to institute a false reset of human understanding for unfathomable purposes.

How others reacted to this insanity:


Hong Kong police tackle 12yo girl during protest against election delay, national security law - 'minimum force'

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The Hong Kong Police Force has defended tackling a 12-year-old girl during a pro-democracy demonstration after a clip went viral of the incident. Police on Facebook said that the girl was attempting to flee during a stop-and-search action on Sunday in Mong Kok and they had used the "minimum necessary force" in subduing her.

The girl - who gave her first name as Pamela - told i-Cable that she and her elder brother lived on Waterloo Road in the area. They visited Yau Ma Tei to buy art supplies for class but could not pass through due to a police cordon, she said.

In a HKUST Radio News Reporting Team clip, she was seen running away from police on Sai Yeung Choi Street South. However, a riot police officer knocked her to the ground as other officers shouted: "Stand still." Three officers then restrained the girl.

The force later wrote on Facebook that they were concerned about youngsters participating in prohibited group gatherings and that the officer used the "minimum necessary force" to subdue her: "During the interaction, she suddenly ran away in a suspicious manner. Officers therefore chased and subdued her with [the] use of minimum necessary force," the post on Sunday read. "Police were concerned about youngsters participating in prohibited group gathering. Their presence at the chaotic protest scenes also endangers their own personal safety."

The police issued penalty ticket to Pamela, her elder brother and a passer-by, accusing them of violating the Covid-19 ban on group gatherings of more than two people.


Canadian Brainwashing Corporation touts compliance over science

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The CBC (the Canadian Brainwashing Corporation) published an article about Saturday's lockdown protest in Ottawa. It heralds with this ironic deck: "Online misinformation about pandemic safety measures thriving."
Ironic, because CBC's website has been one of the most abhorrent purveyor of misinformation regarding the COVID-19 "pandemic."

The article demonstrates the CBC's lack of journalistic integrity by describing the protesters as "venting their frustrations over science-backed measures designed to slow the spread of COVID-19."

Notice how they said "science-backed" instead of "evidence-based"? Science-backed could simply mean a scientist with a theory. It's a careful choice of words considering that the evidence shows that COVID-19 is no worse than the flu, and "safety" measures are ineffective and far from safe.

Furthermore, why would it make people more safe if we "slow the spread," as they say? Clearly, hospitals in Canada are nowhere near maximum capacity. COVID patients are not overflowing into emergency tent clinics.

According to Health Canada only 2,335 people in a country of 37 million were admitted to ICU. Which is an interesting number, considering that we (apparently) have had 9,120 deaths from COVID-19. That means that 75% of those who died from COVID never received the coveted care we are being forced to social distance for.


Wealthy, white NYC college student, 20, among eight arrested for rioting, vandalism

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Clara Kraebber, 20, was among those arrested after a vandalism spree on Friday in the Flatiron District. She is an undergraduate at Rice and comes from a wealthy Upper East Side family
Arrested for 'causing $100,000 worth of damage to businesses in Manhattan during BLM rampage'

A wealthy college student is among the eight people arrested on rioting charges after participants in a Black Lives Matter protest went on a rampage in Manhattan, causing some $100,000 in damage to businesses.

Clara Kraebber, 20, was among those arrested after the vandalism spree on Friday in the Flatiron District, where demonstrators were protesting over the death of Daniel Prude in upstate Rochester.

All were charged with rioting, and some were additionally charged with weapons and burglary tool possession.

Comment: The New York Post adds:
[..] Kraebber has joined in street protests for years before allegedly taking part in Friday night's march.

She is now facing a maximum of four years in prison on her top charge of first-degree riot.

"We don't have much political power right now, being youths, but this is something we can do," she told the New York Times in 2014, explaining why she joined a Manhattan rally on behalf of Ferguson, Missouri, police-shooting casualty Michael Brown.

She was a 14-year-old student at the elite Hunter College High School at the time.

Now she is a history undergrad at Rice University in Houston, according to her Facebook page — where the most recent photo, from June, shows her grinning from ear to ear while holding a goat.

As a member of the Rice Young Democrats, she helped work on Beto O'Rourke's failed 2018 bid to unseat Sen. Ted Cruz. She donated $121 to the Rice Young Democrats PAC.

"Does Beto make you feel this way too??? THEN GO VOTE!!!" she captioned a Facebook photo showing her looking up, earnestly, at the candidate.
And there you have it. Ms. Kraebber has been the subject of the multi-decade program of radical identity politics indoctrination that infests elite higher education. And now she will (possibly) bear the brunt of its consequences. More reportage on the riot:

Bizarro Earth

Curfew imposed on 40 towns in Israel, former defense minister urges public to DEFY orders

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Many in Israel chose to ignore regulations that were imposed to contain the spread of the disease, thinks a deputy director-general of the nation's largest hospital. Now, when the situation is spiralling out of control, he says local lockdowns are a must together with the reinforcement of the police and the IDF.

After back and forth discussions and multiple threats to impose a full lockdown on cities labelled as red, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decided to alter the recommendations of the country's coronavirus cabinet, established with the aim of curbing the spread of the deadly virus.

Instead of imposing a full lockdown on over 30 cities and towns, the PM, who faced harsh criticism from several Ultra-Orthodox mayors, whose communities were supposed to be put under quarantine, finally decided to stick to a number of other measures.

Comment: RT reports on former defense minster and party leader Avigdor Liberman's comments :
Toning down the planned restrictions did not spare the government from criticism, as the partial 'lockdown' immediately came under fire from proponents of both harsher and lighter measures. Liberman, the leader of the Yisrael Beiteinu party, for instance, said Israeli citizens have effectively become "hostages" of the cabinet, and called its decisions "blatantly illegal."

"The government has lost the public trust and it does not deserve it," Liberman stated. "The coronavirus cabinet must be abolished."

"I suggest the public act in accordance with common sense and not in accordance with government guidelines."

His remarks sparked an angry reaction from government officials, who rushed to defend their decision. Health Minister Yuli Edelstein lashed out at the politician, accusing him of inciting the public against the government and "playing with fire."

"Lieberman is acting negligently and irresponsibly, taking advantage of a fragile situation. From a health and economic point of view, it is a shame," he said.

A similar response came from Alternate Prime Minister Benny Gantz, who accused certain politicians of using the coronavirus crisis for their personal political gains instead of striving for the common good.

"I hear politicians say not to adhere to decisions and I call upon them to safeguard the public and not themselves. I hear those making irresponsible declarations for political reasons," Gantz said. "The public is looking at us, at our conflicts and our ego struggles, and they expect us to put aside our personal interests and deal with the coronavirus."

The spread of coronavirus has accelerated in Israel recently, with the total number of confirmed cases surging past the 131,000 mark and the death toll surpassing 1,000. While the numbers are arguably small compared to the worst-affected countries, they are quite alarming for the nation with a population of 8.8 million - especially since the daily spread has reached well over 1,000 cases.

Worldwide, the number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 27 million and nearly 900,000 people have already succumbed to the disease. The US, India and Brazil remain the worst-hit nations, accounting for about a half of cases globally.
The contradictory actions of countries is rather curious, because while some are reimposing lockdowns others are providing ample evidence as to why they were a grave mistake:


7k-acre California fire started by fireworks at gender reveal party

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The 7,000-acre El Dorado Fire was started by a gender reveal party's pyrotechnic device, officials in California shared on Sunday night. The fire started on September 5 and quickly spread, leading to numerous evacuations. This is one of many fires currently burning in California.

Here's what you need to know:

Smoke From a Pyrotechnic Device Started the Fire on September 5

In an Instagram post, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) shared that a pyrotechnic device used at a gender reveal party was the source of the blaze. Cal Fire's San Bernardino Unit reported:
CAL FIRE Law Enforcement has determined the El Dorado Fire, burning near Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, was caused by a smoke generating pyrotechnic device, used during a gender reveal party. The fire began at 10:23 am on September 5, 2020 in the El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. The fire spread from the park to the north on to Yucaipa Ridge that separates Mountain Home Village and Forest Falls from the City of Yucaipa.
The fire started off Oak Glen Road and Potato Canyon Road, west of Oak Glen in San Bernardino County, and grew quickly because of the heat and dry weather.

According to Cal Fire, the fire is now 7,050 acres in size and only 5% contained.

Comment: California's governor has declared an emergency due to the fires.


It's now looking like the lockdowns may have been a huge mistake - New York Post

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Were lockdowns a mistake? To that nagging question, the answer increasingly seems to be yes.

Certainly, they were a novelty. As novelist Lionel Shriver writes, "We've never before responded to a contagion by closing down whole countries." As I've noted, the 1957-58 Asian flu killed between 70,000 and 116,000 Americans, between 0.04 percent and 0.07 percent of the nation's population. The 1968-70 Hong Kong flu killed about 100,000, 0.05 percent of the population.

The US coronavirus death toll of 186,000 is 0.055 percent of the current population. It will go higher, but it's about the same magnitude as those two flus, and it has been less deadly to those under 65 than the flus were. Yet there were no statewide lockdowns; no massive school closings; no closings of office buildings and factories, restaurants and museums. No one considered shutting down Woodstock.

Why are attitudes so different today? Perhaps we have greater confidence in government's effectiveness. If public policy can affect climate change, it can stamp out a virus.


BLM thug in 'Nazi lives don't matter' T-shirt, chugs elderly white woman's beer in Pittsburgh

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Protester steals elderly patron's beer
Black Lives Matter marches continued across the US at the weekend, and during one particularly tense scene in Pittsburgh, a disgruntled activist quenched their thirst by chugging an elderly white bystander's beer.

The protester, modelling a "Nazi Lives Don't Matter" T-shirt, was part of a larger group which marched down Penn Ave on Saturday.

Eyewitness footage captured the moment the mob began berating outdoor diners outside the Sienna Mercato Italian restaurant during a protest march which was ironically dubbed "Civil Saturday."

Comment: Is there a more clear example of BLM's infantile sense of entitlement than this?

Black Cat

Dems who attacked Trump for 'vote twice' advice silent as Project Veritas exposes NH Democrats' fake elections inspector

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Primary day in New Hampshire
New Hampshire Democrats appointed a fake voter as 'elections inspector' last month, conservative investigator Project Veritas (PV) discovered - but liberals remain more concerned Trump supposedly told supporters to 'vote twice.'

West Lebanon, NH resident Vincent Marzello admitted to Project Veritas earlier this month that he "voted twice" in the 2016 election, in a video posted by the outlet on Thursday, returning to the polls in a wig and pretending to be a woman called "Helen Elizabeth Ashley." Not only was Marzello not initially prosecuted - despite getting caught by cops in the act of picking up "Helen's" phony voter ID - but "she" was even named an elections inspector by the state's Democratic Party in July, PV reported.