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James Lindsay is back on Twitter after reversal of permanent ban

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Author, mathematician, and cultural critic Dr. James Lindsay has been reinstated on Twitter on Monday, following several other high-profile figures being brought back to the platform under owner Elon Musk.

"I don't know how I feel about this," Lindsay told The Post Millennial when asked about the reinstatement. "I don't think platforms like Twitter should be where the big conversations happen, but we have to work with the world as it is. Also, they need to free Dr Rollergator."

Dr. Rollergator is an internet figure who analyzes "media narratives and power politics" according to his YouTube channel.

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Control Panel

They will try to lock you down again

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The lords of lockdown barely escaped their worst possible fate, namely that the topic would become the national and international source of scandal that it should be. And let's add the vaccine mandates here too: even if such had been morally justified, which they were not, there is absolutely no practical reason for them at all.

To have imposed both of these within the course of one year - with zero evidence that they achieved anything for public health and vast amounts of unfolding evidence that they ruined life quality for countless millions - qualifies as a scandal for the ages. It was in the US but also in nearly every country in the world but a few.

Might that have huge political implications? One would suppose so. And yet today it appears that truth and justice are further off than ever. The most passionate of the anti-lockdown governors - those who never locked down or opened earlier than the rest of the country - won on their record. Most of the rest joined the entire political establishment in pretending that all of this is a non-issue. Tragically, this tactic seems to have worked better than it should have.

Meanwhile, a few points to consider:

Bullseye

'All the real skinheads went to Ukraine': An American Neo-Nazi outlines the crimes of his Ukrainian 'colleagues'

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Kent 'Boneface' McLellan says that Americans are being misinformed about the Ukraine conflict and they are led to believe 'Russia decides to bomb the f**k out of places for no reason'
Earlier this month, Juan Sinmiedo, who runs a popular Telegram channel documenting human rights abuses in Ukraine, published an explosive interview with 'Boneface' - real name Kent McLellan - a 32-year-old Neo-Nazi from Florida who joined the fascist volunteer Right Sector group during the Donbass war, and returned to fight alongside the Azov Battalion in January 2022.

The discussion with McLellan shatters many myths and lies that have been circulated about the Maidan coup, the current conflict in Ukraine, and the disturbingly strong influence of nationalist movements within the country.

McLellan, the son of the front man of Neo-Nazi rock band Brutal Attack, got involved with far-right activism while just a teenager, and had numerous run-ins with the law for subversive, racially-charged activities. He and other members of the racist organization American Front were detained by the FBI in May 2012, for preparing terrorist acts against ethnic minorities in Florida.

Comment: See also: Zelensky is Not in Charge of Ukraine, Nazis Are - And They Believe They Are on a Mission From God to 'Derussify Ukraine in Holy War'


Control Panel

Election fraud 2.0! O.k., so what are you gonna do about it?

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"All right, they're on our left, they're on our right, they're in front of us, they're behind us...they can't get away this time."

--Chesty Puller, United States Marines
Only in politics could 2022 players be surprised by the "innovation" of a mail-in ballot-led strategy exactly the same as was used in 2020.

If more than 20 million people watched Dinesh D'Souza's documentary, 2,000 Mules, why didn't candidates prepare for phantom voters?

Political people are really stupid.

In 2020, Democrats set up corner mail-in ballot drop boxes, harvested thousands of floating ballots, and live, on video tape, dropped them off at ballot-gathering stations.

In 2022, only the Republican Party, truly The Stupid Party, could be caught flat-footed with its opponents doing exactly the same thing, exactly the same way, at full scale, on video, again.

It is exasperating to listen to the moaning in Arizona where the Maricopa County election fraud factory did precisely the same thing in 2022 as it did in 2020 - stealing an election from a group of promising candidates. They even had their candidate skip debates the way Joe Biden did, hiding in her basement!

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Climate change Canadian bank launches credit card linked to carbon emissions

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Technocrats move towards carbon allowance credits.

A bank in Canada has become the first in the country to launch a credit card that tracks a customer's carbon emissions, amid concerns that such a scheme could one day be used to restrict purchases.

In an effort by the credit union to display its commitment to 'climate action', Vancity will offer a credit card that links purchases to carbon emissions, allowing customers to compare their monthly carbon footprint to the national average.

The bank will also advise customers on how to limit their carbon footprint.

"We know many Vancity members are looking for ways to reduce the impact they have on the environment, particularly when it comes to the emissions that cause climate change," said Jonathan Fowlie, Vancity's Chief External Relations Officer.

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FDA says telling people not to take ivermectin for COVID-19 was just a recommendation

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A sign for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration outside of the headquarters in White Oak, Md., on July 20, 2020.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) telling people to "stop" taking ivermectin for COVID-19 was informal and just a recommendation, government lawyers argued during a recent hearing.

"The cited statements were not directives. They were not mandatory. They were recommendations. They said what parties should do. They said, for example, why you should not take ivermectin to treat COVID-19. They did not say you may not do it, you must not do it. They did not say it's prohibited or it's unlawful. They also did not say that doctors may not prescribe ivermectin," Isaac Belfer, one of the lawyers, told the court during the Nov. 1 hearing in federal court in Texas.

"They use informal language, that is true," he also said, adding that, "it's conversational but not mandatory."

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NPC

Almost half of young people in Britain are too frightened to dispute the idea of white privilege

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Some 18 to 20 year old said they worried about being expelled if they disagree with 'white privilege' and similar concepts.
Nearly half of Britain's young people are too frightened of being ostracised to challenge beliefs in 'white privilege', a poll shows.

It reveals that 59 per cent of school leavers have been taught 'critical race theory' - the premise by American academics that racism shapes Western life and white people enjoy advantages because of their colour.

But 40 per cent of the 18-20-year-olds taught about 'white privilege' and similar concepts said they were afraid of being outed for their beliefs if they disagreed.

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Alarm Clock

Ukrainian forces hit Zaporozhye plant 12 times, nuclear cooling & waste storage amongst areas hit

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FILE PHOTO: A view shows Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant from the town of Nikopol, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine November 7, 2022.
The Ukrainian armed forces have carried out 12 strikes against the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant (NPP) on Saturday, for the first time since September, Renat Karchaa, an advisor to the director general of Russia's Rosenergoatom company, said in a televised interview with Rossiya-24 news channel.

"Twelve strikes hit the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant from 5.15 p.m. to 5.41 p.m. We mean the perimeter of the plant, but not the industrial zone or any other areas adjacent to the plant," Karchaa said.

Karchaa pointed out that the splash pool, which is part of the NPP cooling system, was hit six times, two more impacts were recorded in the dry cask storage of spent nuclear fuel and three more strikes were documented near Checkpoint 2.

Comment: Footage of the aftermath attack from an RT article:

Reuters reports with commentary from the UN and IAEA who claim they don't know who's responsible:
U.N. warns: 'You're playing with fire!'

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"The news from our team yesterday and this morning is extremely disturbing," said IAEA head Rafael Grossi. "Explosions occurred at the site of this major nuclear power plant, which is completely unacceptable. Whoever is behind this, it must stop immediately. As I have said many times before, you're playing with fire!"

Citing information provided by plant management, the IAEA team on the ground said there had been damage to some buildings, systems and equipment at the site, but none of them critical for nuclear safety and security so far.

The Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant provided about a fifth of Ukraine's electricity before Russia's Feb. 24 invasion, and has been forced to operate on back-up generators a number of times. It has six Soviet-designed VVER-1000 V-320 water-cooled and water-moderated reactors containing Uranium 235.

The reactors are shut down but there is a risk that nuclear fuel could overheat if the power that drives the cooling systems was cut.


And, as we read in the article from TASS, the splash pool was targeted (or at the very least it was nearly hit).


Shelling has repeatedly cut power lines.

SIDES SWAP BLAME

Russia's defence ministry said Ukraine fired shells at power lines supplying the plant, while TASS reported some of the site's storage facilities had been hit by Ukrainian shelling, quoting an official from Russian nuclear power operator Rosenergoatom.

"They shelled not only yesterday, but also today, they are shelling right now," said Renat Karchaa, an adviser to Rosenergoatom's CEO, adding that any artillery attack at the site posed a threat to nuclear safety.

Karchaa said the shells had been fired near a dry nuclear waste storage facility and a building that houses fresh spent nuclear fuel, but that no radioactive emissions had currently been detected, according to TASS.

It said that Russia had targeted the infrastructure necessary to restart parts of the plant in an attempt to further limit Ukraine's power supply.
Ukraine is already suffering blackouts, Russia doesn't need to risk the safety of itself and Europe by shelling the plant to achieve that. Kiev, on the other hand, is extremely desperate.

RT reports:
"It is impossible to assess the consequences of the shelling because there is a danger of new attacks,"

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), whose team is monitoring the situation on the ground, said that "more than a dozen blasts were heard within a short period of time" on Sunday. It added that experts could see some of the explosions from their windows.
RT reports that Russia destroyed an aircraft engine facility, and munitions depot:
The Russian military has targeted the Motor Sich plant in the city of Zaporozhye, the Defense Ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

"A high-precision strike by the Russian Aerospace Forces in the city of Zaporozhye has destroyed a line assembling engines for aircraft of the Ukrainian Air Force," the Russian military said.

While the statement did not elaborate on when exactly the strike took place, the attack on the facility apparently occurred early Saturday. According to Vladimir Rogov, a senior Zaporozhye Region official, the strikes targeted an ammunition depot in the city, as well as a manufacturing line that produces aircraft engines, including those used in Turkish Bayraktar attack drones.

The official also shared unverified footage on his Telegram channel taken amid the strikes, with the videos purporting to show multiple blasts and a massive fire at the site.


Zaporozhye Region, as well as three other former Ukrainian territories, officially became part of Russia in early October following referendums that saw the majority of residents vote in favor of accession. Kiev and its Western backers have rejected the referendums, dismissing them as "sham" elections and the city of Zaporozhye itself, remains under Ukrainian control.

The Motor Sich plant was recently taken over by Kiev under wartime authority. The move prompted an international scandal, with Beijing Skyrizon Aviation Industry Investment, a Chinese company engaged in a legal battle over plant's majority stake, accusing Ukraine of "shameless" actions and "plunder" of assets belonging to foreign investors.



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"Journalists" melting down as Twitter survives mass wokester walkouts and Musk brings back the Babylon Bee

Elon Musk

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"And ... we just hit another all-time high in Twitter usage lol," Musk tweeted late Thursday.

As predicted, Elon Musk officially taking over Twitter last month has brought forth a neverending stream of inject into my veins-style moves by the billionaire investor, including his (now-delayed) rollout of the $8/month verified blue check subscription plan, mandating employees actually show up for work, canning tantrum-throwing longtimers who openly declared mutiny, and the email ultimatum he issued earlier this week to be prepared for "working long hours at high intensity" because of his desire to make the company "extremely hardcore."

Comment: Less than 24hours after Musk's announcement re Trump's account:
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It was noted that Trump, after starting at zero, regained more followers than Biden got votes . . . . . . .






Magic Wand

Elon Musk reinstates former President Donald Trump's Twitter account

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Twitter's new owner, Elon Musk, on Saturday announced that he was reinstating former President Donald Trump to the social media platform, nearly two years after the company suspended him, citing his role in the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The platform's CEO announced the decision Saturday evening after allowing his Twitter followers and others to vote on whether to reinstate the former president, with nearly 52% of those weighing in favoring Trump's return. The twitter poll logged more than 15 million votes.

"The people have spoken," Musk tweeted Saturday evening. "Trump will be reinstated."

Comment: See also: Twitter Hysteria: German public TV channel compares Elon Musk to nazi Goebbels