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Small victory: Canada's Pearson Airport reverses decision to separate arrivals by vaccination status

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Toronto's Pearson airport has scrapped having two customs lines based on vaccination status, at least for now.
Toronto Pearson Airport has reversed a decision made last week to separate arriving international passengers based on vaccination status.

On Saturday, Senior Advisor of Communications at Toronto Pearson Beverly MacDonald told CTV News Toronto that the airport was separating arrivals into vaccinated and unvaccinated queues prior to going through customs.

The airport said the decision was made to help streamline border clearance, as there are different entry requirements for vaccinated and non- or partially-vaccinated travellers.

Cult

PayPal will share info with ADL to 'research' funding to 'extremist' groups

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PayPal Holdings Inc is partnering with non-profit organisation the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to investigate how extremist and hate movements in the United States take advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal activities.

The initiative will be led through ADL's Center on Extremism, and will focus on uncovering and disrupting the financial flows supporting white supremacist and anti-government organizations.

It will also look at networks spreading and profiting from antisemitism, Islamophobia, racism, anti-immigrant, anti-Black, anti-Hispanic and anti-Asian bigotry.

Comment: No surprise here. Paypal has long used its platform as a choke-point to weaken individuals and views it doesn't agree with.


Stock Down

UK house prices now 30% higher than pre-2008 crisis peak

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The number of homes being put on the market for sale has dropped by 25% in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2020.
UK house prices hit a new high in June and are 30% higher than the peak they reached before the 2008 financial crisis, according to the latest snapshot of the market.

The property website Zoopla said the average price of a home was £230,700 - as much as 5.4% higher than the same month a year ago.

It said the sharp increase had come as the number of homes being put on the market for sale had dropped by 25% in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2020.


Comment: In the US some of this is being driven by financial institutions buying up houses as a store of investment and also the apparent intention of turning America into a country of renters; aka "you'll own nothing and you'll be happy": US investment giants buying up neighborhoods, MSM telling us we should rent - this 'new normal' spells the death of the American Dream


Comment: It's possibly a sign that people are aware, if even subconsciously, that we live in extremely volatile times and they realise that owning a family home is the safest and most practical investment; even if it means paying above the asking price. That said, well over a decade of government mismanagement and corruption, along with multiple property owning landlords, has led to a lack of homes available and has encouraged yet another bubble that has the potential to burst:


Beaker

France warned the US about the Wuhan lab in 2015

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Between 2009 and 2019 USAID provided a total of $1.1 million to a group that subcontracted with Wuhan.

In 2015, French intelligence officials warned the United States that China had cut back on agreed collaboration when building and operating the Wuhan Institute of Virology with the French.

By 2017 the French were "were kicked out," and cooperation ended, with French officials warning the State Department they had grave concerns over Chinese motivations at the lab, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and former State Department official David Asher told The Daily Caller on Monday.

Comment: See also:


Attention

Minnesota students told to hide 'equity survey' questions from parents

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Haylee Yasgar, a student at Riverview Intermediate School in Sartell, Minnesota, claimed students were told to not tell their parents about an “equity survey.”
A Minnesota student has claimed she and her classmates were told to keep the content of a so-called "equity survey" — including questions about gender identity — from their parents during this past school year.

Haylee Yasgar, a student at Riverview Intermediate School in the St. Cloud suburb of Sartell, told the local school board during a July 19 meeting that she was "very confused" by the survey.

"My teacher said that I could not skip any questions even when I didn't understand them. One question asked us what gender we identify with," Haylee told the board, according to video posted online by independent Minnesota outlet Alpha News.

Comment: Children being taught an 'equity' curriculum are being taught to hate. It is attempting to undo all the progress made in race relations over the past decades and again reduce people's identity to the level of race. While some parents are fighting back, the battle only seems to be heating up.

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Fire

Five people missing after explosion rocks German chemicals site UPDATE: Classified as an 'Extreme Threat'

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Smoke billows following an explosion in Wiesdorf, Leverkusen, Germany July 27, 2021, in this photo obtained from social media.
Five people were missing and several injured after an explosion rocked an industrial park in the western German city of Leverkusen on Tuesday, sending up plumes of smoke and prompting police to ask nearby residents to remain in their homes.

The explosion happened at 9.40 a.m. local time (0740 GMT), causing a fire at a fuel depot at Chempark, an industrial park for chemicals companies including Bayer (BAYGn.DE) and Lanxess (LXSG.DE), Chempark operator Currenta said.

Several staff were hurt, with at least two seriously injured, and five people were missing, Currenta said, adding it was not yet clear what caused the explosion and the subsequent fire.

Comment: UPDATE: From The Guardian:
An explosion at an industrial park for chemical companies has shaken the German city of Leverkusen, sending a large black cloud into the air. Several people were injured and five remain missing.

Germany's federal office for civil protection and disaster assistance classified the explosion as "an extreme threat" and asked residents to stay inside and keep windows and doors closed, the German news agency dpa reported.

Operators of the Chempark site in Leverkusen, about 13 miles (20km) north of Cologne on the Rhine River, said the cause of the explosion was unclear.

Currenta, the company operating the chemical park, said in a statement that several employees were injured, at least two of them severely, and five people remained missing.

Police in Cologne said they did not have any information on the cause or size of the explosion, but that a large number of police, firefighters, helicopters and ambulances had been deployed to the scene. They asked all residents to stay inside and warned people from outside Leverkusen to avoid the region.



NPC

He-Man and the Masters of the Wokeverse: How Netflix's agenda-driven programming is causing customers to tune out

He-man
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Masters of the Universe: Revelation by Kevin Smith, 2021.
Netflix believes it's the real 'Master of the Universe', but disgruntled viewers cancelling their subscriptions perhaps show that that the streaming service doesn't 'have the power' it thinks it does.

On the surface, Netflix's reboot of the classic 80s cartoon 'He-Man and the Masters of the Universe' looked like it had everything it needed to be a huge success. It had a beloved brand, a huge nostalgia-hungry fanbase, and a respected filmmaker overseeing it who was a pop-culture darling.

But now that 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' has been released, its reception has been anything but good. Fans are outraged that the main character, He-Man, seems to have been sidelined from his own show in favor of a female character (complete with a butch haircut that would make Megan Rapinoe jealous). They're also not very happy that the head writer and showrunner, Kevin Smith, apparently lied about this story choice in the lead-up to release.

Smith had an infamous exchange with the YouTube channel Clownfish TV, which was the first to report on the 'She-Man' angle of the 'Masters of the Universe' reboot, dropping such spoilers as important character deaths, the race swapping of certain characters, and the shifting of focus to the character of Teela instead of He-Man. Smith's Twitter rants saying these reports were not true have not aged well, as it appears that everything Clownfish TV reported was accurate.

Comment: See also:


Syringe

NYC to require COVID vaccination or weekly testing for city workers

New York city police
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday that all city workers will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine or else participate in weekly testing by Sept. 13.

Why it matters: The announcement comes as COVID-19 cases have risen to more than 800 per day in the city, more than triple the daily average in June, the New York Times reports.
  • New York City announced a similar mandate last week for public health care workers in city-run hospitals and clinics.
By the numbers: The requirement would apply to roughly 340,000 city workers, including teachers and police officers.
  • Nearly 5 million New Yorkers have received at least one dose of the vaccines, and 2 million adult New Yorkers are still unvaccinated.

Fire

America Is Only One Step Away From A South African-Style Social Implosion

A South African Social Implosion
On the global news front I have been watching one event with special attention, mainly because it seems like almost no one else is - I am speaking of course about the social and economic collapse in South Africa that has been escalating over the past couple weeks. What is strange to me is that certain parallels between South Africa and the US are being summarily ignored.

Basically, the South African situation is a more exaggerated version of what is happening in America, and we need to consider if it is merely a preview of future events as the extra financial protections in the US begin to fall away.

Cultural Marxism And Social Unrest (The Reparations Con)

South Africa's government under the ANC (African National Congress) was already going full communist in 2018-2019 before the covid pandemic. Under proposed amendments to the constitution, they demanded that "reparations" be taken from white farmers in the form of land grabs, which would then be redistributed to black citizens.

This is the classic critical race theory argument - That because colonialism once existed, all beneficiaries and their supposed descendants owe dues to the descendants of indigenous people who lost their lands. The problem is, only the descendants of WHITE colonists are required to pay dues.

Comment: See also:


Newspaper

Man accused of attempted assassination of Mali president dies in custody

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Photograph taken during the assassination attempt on Mali's President
A man accused of attempting to stab Mali's interim President Assimi Goita last week has died in hospital while in the custody of security services, the government said in a statement on Sunday.

Goita, a special forces colonel who orchestrated two coups in the last year, escaped unharmed after the assailant tried to stab him during prayers at a mosque in the capital Bamako on Tuesday.

Security agents threw a man into the back of a military pickup truck, video obtained by Reuters showed, as Goita was ringed by bodyguards.

"During the investigations ... his state of health deteriorated," the statement said. He was taken to hospital, where he died, it said.


Comment: Meaning it's likely he either died from torture or was deliberately murdered.


Comment: See also: Man attempts to stab Mali's interim leader at Grand Mosque