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Russia bans 'LGBT movement'

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© Sputnik/Anatoly Medved
The Supreme Court of Russia outlawed the "international LGBT public movement" on Thursday, designating it as extremist. The ruling also affects its subsidiaries, the court announced, without naming specific organizations.

The lawsuit, filed earlier this month by the Russian Justice Ministry, argued that "the LGBT movement's" activities qualified it as an "extremist group." Specifically, it has been sowing "social and religious discord" in the country, the ministry claimed.

The hearings took place behind closed doors and lasted over four hours as the case involved more than 20 tomes of material, RIA Novosti reported, citing the Supreme Court's press service. No representatives of the "international LGBT movement" were present during the hearings, with only an attorney for the Justice Ministry in attendance.

Comment: Have the Russians just outed the spider at the center of this web?


Exposed: Bill Gates's relationship with convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein revolved around a Global Health Investment Fund

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© Rick Friedman, Fabrice Coffrini, Timothy A. Clary/Getty Images
Earlier this month, I revealed that one of Bill Gates's most powerful business partners, JPMorgan Chase, had reached a combined $365 million settlement with Jeffrey Epstein's victims and the U.S. Virgin Islands, which a federal judge approved on November 9.

My new book Controligarchs: Exposing the Billionaire Class, Their Secret Deals, and the Globalist Plot to Dominate Your Life digs deeper into Gates's partnership with JPMorgan and how it led to Gates's relationship with Epstein via a top JPMorgan executive named James E. "Jes" Staley.

Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion
© New York Times
In this photograph obtained by the New York Times of a gathering at Jeffrey Epstein’s Manhattan mansion in 2011, the following individuals are seen (from left to right): James E. Staley, who was a senior JPMorgan executive in 2011; former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; Jeffrey Epstein; Microsoft Co-founder Bill Gates; and Boris Nikolic, who was a science adviser for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Over time, Gates and JPMorgan established an investment fund that sought to profit from the development of vaccines and other health technologies. Epstein wanted a piece of the action, and Staley brought Epstein into the Gates partnership.

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Smart cities plan: Collapse & convert commercial properties into housing

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The globalists never let a good crisis go to waste, especially the ones they've manufactured. In the aftermath of government-imposed Covid lockdowns of small businesses deemed to be "non-essential," BLM riots that torched countless mom-and-pop shops, the decriminalization of theft that emptied shelves in stores across America, plus skyrocketing inflation and interest rates, not to mention the border invasion, now commercial properties in America are on the brink.

Imagine that.

According to the White House, commercial real estate vacancies are way up in major cities throughout the country.

“Commercial-to-residential Conversion: Addressing Office Vacancies,”
© White House, October 27, 2023
“Commercial-to-residential Conversion: Addressing Office Vacancies”


The Digital Identity Wallet is an electronic leash with which Brussels wants to control its citizens

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There is a danger that the new Polish government may just waive through this oppression policy, writes economic journalist Dariusz Matuszak

The agreement between the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union on the EU Digital Identity Wallet is open to abuse and gives Brussels the ability to deny people rights and control them.

According to the new European legislation, the wallets, which are to be voluntary for the time being, will include digital versions of all ID cards, driving licenses, degree certificates, and medical documentation.

The European Commission insists that the system will be secure, and the current Spanish presidency of the EU is saying that this will make the EU a digital leader at a global level in protecting democratic values, but what has digitalization got to do with European values?

On the contrary, the move actually threatens European values as argued by 504 academics and experts from 39 countries who have signed an open letter warning of the dangers to people's online security and freedom.


Israeli drone pilots targeted own settlements, bases, civilians on 7 October: Report

© Barak Shalev, Tomer Matzkin/Israeli Air Force
The IAF’s 161st Squadron’s fleet of Hermes 450 drones at the Palmachim airbase.
The pilots never imagined they would have to carry out air strikes on their own territory, and on such an 'undreamt-of scale'.

Israel's fleet of Hermes 450 "Zik" armed drones carried out attacks on Israeli military bases, settlements, and civilians during the Hamas attack on 7 October, according to a 14 November report from Mishpacha Magazine.

Previous reports have emerged showing that Israeli forces used tanks to kill Israeli civilians barricaded inside homes with their Hamas captors, and Apache helicopters to fire on Hamas fighters and their Israeli captives while returning back to Gaza.

During the fighting, some 1,200 Israelis were killed, with some killed by Hamas, and others by Israeli forces. Hamas took some 240 Israeli soldiers, civilians, and foreign workers captive.

Israel's armed drone program was initiated in 1993 by Ehud Barak, then Chief of Staff of the army under Prime Minister Yitzak Rabin. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon later approved the use of offensive drones for assassinations in the Gaza Strip. The best known of these attacks was the killing of paraplegic Hamas founder Ahmed Yassin in 2004.

Since that time, armed drones have slowly been replacing Israel's previous use of warplanes, including US-made F-16s.

Comment: What Israel didn't do is the real story.


EU state asked social media giants to censor posts

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Irish Minister for Justice Helen McEntee
The only platform that refused to cooperate and take down "vile" posts was Elon Musk's X, the justice minister said...

Irish Justice Minister Helen McEntee has claimed that most social media companies complied with the government's requests to take down posts during last week's Dublin riots. However, Elon Musk's X refused, the minister said on Wednesday.

The minister's statement follows mass unrest that erupted in the republic's capital last Thursday over the arrest of a man who stabbed five people, including three children, outside a primary school. A five-year-old girl and a woman in her 30s are in critical condition. The man was later found to be an Irish citizen who had immigrated from Algeria.

During the unrest, angry rioters ended up setting fire to buses and police cars, looting shops, and clashing with law enforcement. More than 30 people were arrested in the aftermath, with Garda Commissioner Drew Harris claiming that the unrest was the fault of "a complete lunatic hooligan faction driven by far-right ideology."

Taking questions in place of prime minister Leo Varadkar in the Irish parliament, McEntee was asked to comment on police claims that "far-right ringleaders" had used "sophisticated communication online" to gather and organize troops during the riots.

She responded by stating that the country's security services were "actively engaging with TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter, or X" to take down what she described as "vile messages."

While most platforms were cooperating, "X were not. They did engage. They did not fulfill their own customer standards," McEntee said.

Comment: Safety valve: People need freedom to vent...including the Justice Minister and the PM.


Israel and Hamas agree to prolong ceasefire

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A screenshot from a video distributed by the Hamas Media Office depicts militants handing over newly released hostages to the Red Cross, on November 29, 2023, Gaza.
Qatari mediators said the two sides had approved a one-day extension minutes before the previous truce was set to expire.

Israel and Hamas have agreed to extend the current ceasefire in Gaza by another day, following the exchange of dozens more captives on Wednesday, the Qatari Foreign Ministry has announced. The extension was reportedly finalized just minutes before the previous truce was due to end at 7am local time on Thursday.

According to diplomats in Doha, who have acted as mediators, the conditions for prolonging the ceasefire are the same as for the previous six days. These include an exchange of ten Israeli hostages and 30 Palestinian prisoners, as well as the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza.

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Israeli military left premature Palestinian infants to die in Gaza pediatrics hospital

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© Xinhua via ZUMA Press
Premature babies are especially vulnerable to infection, malnourishment and dehydration as Israel's siege continues, physicians warn.
The Israeli military left five Palestinian babies to die in their small beds at al-Nasr Pediatric Hospital in the northern Gaza Strip after soldiers raided it nearly three weeks ago.

The tiny infants died starving, cold and alone. Their bodies decomposed.

They were still connected to ventilation and intravenous tubes.

Video footage, which went viral on Tuesday, showed that the babies had been left alone for 17 days.

Comment: No words . . . .

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'A mass assassination factory': How Israel is using AI in its calculated genocide in Gaza

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© Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90
Palestinians react to the devastation caused by an Israeli airstrike in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip, November 11, 2023.
The Israeli army's expanded authorization for bombing non-military targets, the loosening of constraints regarding expected civilian casualties, and the use of an artificial intelligence system to generate more potential targets than ever before, appear to have contributed to the destructive nature of the initial stages of Israel's current war on the Gaza Strip, an investigation by +972 Magazine and Local Call reveals. These factors, as described by current and former Israeli intelligence members, have likely played a role in producing what has been one of the deadliest military campaigns against Palestinians since the Nakba of 1948.

The investigation by +972 and Local Call is based on conversations with seven current and former members of Israel's intelligence community — including military intelligence and air force personnel who were involved in Israeli operations in the besieged Strip — in addition to Palestinian testimonies, data, and documentation from the Gaza Strip, and official statements by the IDF Spokesperson and other Israeli state institutions.

Comment: See also: Israel's ground war conundrum

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Politico acknowledges RT's online clout

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© Misha Friedman / Getty Images
The EU branch of the US news website has lamented the Russian network's "outsized digital reach" despite Western sanctions.

The European newsroom of Politico, the Washington-based digital news website, appears to be perturbed by the online footprint of what it dubbed "Kremlin-backed accounts," particularly those run by RT and Sputnik, which, it has found, have "an oversized digital reach."

Politico expressed veiled concern with the competition on Monday in a story about purported Russian propaganda and its employment of the Middle East conflict to boost anti-Western sentiments around the world.

Comment: The Ministry of Truth is clearly upset that people are finding ways around it's official narrative. You would think that the solution to the "problem" that people are going to Russian news sources is for Western news sources to do better rather than attempt to censor these unsanctioned voices into oblivion (which clearly isn't working).

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