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Mother furious after finding out school policy forbids her daughter from saying 'no' when asked to dance

Rich Middle School

Rich Middle School
Alicia Hobson's 11-year-old daughter, Azlyn, was counting down the days until the Valentine's Day dance at her Utah middle school.

"She was so excited she could barely sleep," Hobson told TODAY Parents, noting that the sixth grader picked out her outfit a week ahead of time.

"It was supposed to be the best day ever," Hobson, 37, said.

But it wasn't.

Bullseye

The left's insistence on pushing drag culture on children will only create resentment towards queers

tik tok drag queen child
© Tik Tok / ameliamarino89
Another day, and another piece of media is circulating the web that depicts a child in an uncomfortable situation. This time a drag queen dances suggestively for a small girl.

The video, uploaded on Tiktok, opens with a scantily clad male with his rear cheeks hanging out, crawling on hands and knees towards the child sitting in a chair. Taking on the air of a scene from a strip club, patrons of the restaurant clap and cheer. He then stands up with his short shorts, leaving little to the imagination, dances a bit, and then kneels next to the girl, as he says something to her while jiggling his booty.

This most recent event is yet another incident in a long list of them that have occurred throughout the past couple years. Girls at Pride events have engaged with men partaking in pup-play. A child drag queen named "Lactatia" of all things, stood for a photo op next to a naked man. Another drag kid named Desmond danced on stage in female attire as men threw money his way. A sexual predator was caught reading to children during drag queen story time. And another drag queen reading during a library event flashed his crotch towards the entire room.

Red Flag

'Kid looks traumatized': Viral TikTok video showing drag queen dancing for little girl enrages Twitter

tik tok drag queen child
An unsettling TikTok video, showing a drag queen dancing provocatively for a young child while adults cheer and laugh, has sparked outrage online, with many wondering how exactly the odd situation materialized.

The video shows the dancer, who is wearing a tight top with hot pants and high-heels, on the floor crawling toward the girl, who appears to be about five or six years old. She then walks away and returns to the girl, shaking her hips before bending down, embracing the child and kissing her cheek.

The 28-second long clip went viral on Friday, although it's unclear when or where it was recorded. A caption on the video explains that the "sweet little girl asked her mom to get a better view" of the drag queen.

Comment: Welcome the world that postmodern intersectional feminists wanted to create.


USA

Nearly 2 in 5 Americans won't buy Corona BEER over virus concerns — survey

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© Reuters / Victor Ruiz Garcia / Antara Foto
Can YOU tell the difference?
Americans are ditching Corona beer in droves over concerns about the coronavirus epidemic, according to a pair of surveys, with as many as 38 percent of beer-drinkers supposedly forgoing the beverage in misguided germaphobia.

Eyes rolled and jaws hit the floor across America on Friday as social media users chanced upon an irresistible CNN headline "revealing" over a third of Americans "would not buy Corona under any circumstances now." Had nearly two in five US residents really sworn off the popular beer brand out of fear of succumbing to the much-hyped epidemic?!

The press release heralding the survey results merited a closer look, though the 38 percent number was — technically — true. 5W Public Relations found only 4 percent of habitual Corona drinkers were willing to put down their favorite beverage because of the virus, while an eyebrow-raising 14 percent would cease ordering it in public, perhaps concerned the next guy at the bar would think they were one of the infected. Some 16 percent of those surveyed were "confused about whether Corona beer is related to the coronavirus."

NPC

NY Post reporter mocks veteran Indian journalist at Trump media briefing, Twitteratti furious

Ebony Bowden
© Twitter / @WhiteHouse
A journalist for the New York Post has invoked the ire of Twitter after video footage went viral, in which she appears to mock an Indian reporter addressing US President Donald Trump at a formal event.

Journalist Ebony Bowden pulled faces, furrowed her brow in disbelief and rolled her eyes, before asking a colleague "Who is this guy?" during a press briefing at the White House earlier this week.

"This guy" was none other than Raghubir Goyal, editor of the India Globe and a White House reporter since the Carter administration. Goyal had asked Trump about India-US relations following his first visit to the country, but Bowden's playacting in the background of the feed is what grabbed many people's attention, leading some to claim she had "not a drop of self awareness."

Health

WHO bumps coronavirus threat assessment to 'very high' global risk - and other recent developments

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© Reuters / Denis Balibouse
World Health Organization holds daily news briefing on coronavirus, in Geneva on February 28.
World Health Organization (WHO) is now worsening its risk assessment of the coronavirus to a "very high" on the global level. The virus has already spread to at least 48 countries besides its hotbed, China.

"We have now increased our assessment of the risk of spread and the risk of impact of COVID-19 to very high at global level," WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus told media at the agency's headquarters in Geneva.


As of Friday, 4,351 cases, including 67 deaths, have been registered across 48 countries outside of China. While several nations are experiencing "linked epidemics of COVID-19," the majority of the coronavirus cases "can still be traced to known contacts or clusters of cases."

"Since yesterday, Denmark, Estonia, Lithuania, Netherlands and Nigeria have all reported their first cases. All these cases have links to Italy," Ghebreyesus said.

Comment: The infected Iranian officials include: "A vice president, a deputy health minister, a former envoy to the Vatican, the head of a medical university, and at least four parliament members". The Mongolian president and his delegation were all put into quarantine after a state visit to China. Eight of the 16 states bordering Russia have reported cases, which has extended its visa ban to South Korea and Iran. US stocks saw their worst week since 2008. And Britain saw its first virus-related death: a tourist on board the Diamond Princess.

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Attention

Assange defense team's chambers' connection to conman William Browder is cause for concern

Doughty Street Chambers
Edward Fitzgerald, QC, is on the defense team at the Julian Assange extradition hearings. He is co-head of London's Doughty Street Chambers and head of its Extradition section. Seems appropriate.

I wrote in November of my concern that several people connected to chambers with members working for Assange were also working for Assange's persecutor, the U.S. government. And that several were public supporters of a key U.S. asset in the promotion of Russiagate and Russophobia, the conman and fraudster William Browder.

I was lectured by social media posters on the fact that chambers are not law firms with direct involvement in cases, but rather like taxi dispatchers, matching lawyers with clients who call for services.

Edward Hamilton Fitzgerald CBE QC

Edward Hamilton Fitzgerald CBE QC
Now consider this Doughty Street publication from 2015. Fitzgerald's name is at the top. He writes, "Dear Colleague, Welcome to the first edition of the Doughty Street Chambers Extradition Bulletin." He explains this will provide useful information to British lawyers. So, this is presented not by an independent chambers lawyer, but by the chambers itself.

Up front is a dig at a useful enemy, and then we know where it is going: "Russia has always been a state which generates work for lawyers, and Malcolm Hawkes considers their use (or abuse?) of Interpol Red Notices. We hosted a seminar on this very topic last week." He is working on an issue, Russian "abuse" of red notices, that concerns Doughty Street Chambers enough to hold a seminar on it.

Comment: This Assange "trial" is a self-contradictory Kafkaesque nightmare


Gear

Mali & France square off after French 'anti-terrorist' troops accused of rowdy behavior

(FAMa) and French military Mali
© REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
Troops from the Malian Armed Forces (FAMa) and members of a French military medical unit conduct an assistance operation for the local population during the Operation Barkhane in Ndaki, Mali, July 29, 2019.
A Malian envoy to France has accused French troops that form part of a counterterrorism force in the country of rowdy behavior in its capital city. Paris has dismissed the allegations as "not only false, but unacceptable."

The rebuff was issued by Defense Minister Florence Parly's office on Thursday. Branding remarks by Malian Ambassador Toumani Djime Diallo as "indecent," it argued that the French troops are risking their lives to protect the West African country from terrorism.

"Rather than channeling and spreading false accusations, we expect the ambassador of Mali to devote all his energy to... achieving success for everyone," the statement read, as cited by AFP.

The allegations concerning bad behavior by French troops - those attached to its fabled Foreign Legion in particular - were made by Diallo on Wednesday. Speaking during a public hearing alongside his colleagues from Niger, Mauritania, Chad and Burkina Faso, the diplomat claimed that some soldiers of the elite military force's parachutist regiment had gone wild, causing trouble in the country's capital, Bamako.

Comment: As France has done little to effectively halt the spread of the militants, Malians are growing increasingly impatient:


Eye 2

Milwaukee Miller brewery shooting: Six Molson Coors workers, including shooter, dead in rampage - UPDATE

Coors shooting
In one of the worst shootings in Wisconsin history, a gunman killed five people — and then himself — during a rampage Wednesday afternoon on the Milwaukee campus of Molson Coors.

The shooter was identified as a 51-year-old man who worked for the company, the home of Miller Brewery for more than a century.

All of the shooting victims died. There were no reports of injuries.

The identities of the victims and the shooter were not released Wednesday. Police did say, however, that the victims' families have been notified.

Milwaukee Police Chief Alfonso Morales said at an early evening news conference that police were checking on the whereabouts of more than 1,000 employees. "We have to check off employees one by one," he said.

By 9:30 p.m., that had been done and all employees at the brewery had been allowed to go home, Morales said at a news conference.

"Milwaukee is grieving today," said the police chief.

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett noted at the late evening news conference that the brewery has been a landmark in Miller Valley for 165 years. "It's the saddest day we have had" in that history, he said.

Comment:

UPDATE February 28: The gunman has been identified as 51-year-old Anthony Ferrill, who was recently fired by the company and reportedly had quarreled with one of the electricians before the shooting. A former co-worker claimed Ferrill had been showing signs of paranoia - he "believed he was being discriminated against because he was African American," and that he later became convinced that "brewery workers were coming into his home" and "bugging his computer." Police and city officials have declined to say whether the shooting was racially motivated as the investigation is in preliminary stages.


Footprints

Turkey can't contain Europe-bound Syrian refugees: 'No longer in position to hold them'

Nizip camp
© Reuters/Umit Bektas
View of Nizip refugee camp near Turkish border in Gaziantep province, Turkey
Turkey is no longer able to contain millions of displaced Syrians and has reached "full capacity," Ankara's ruling AK party said in a fresh threat to open the floodgates into Europe as tensions over Idlib reach boiling point.

With Ankara vowing to go "all in" to halt a Syrian Army offensive to retake Idlib province from rebel militias, AKP spokesman Omer Celik suggested Turkey would soon allow hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to pour into Europe, a threat repeatedly made by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the past.

"Turkey can not bear the pressure of the new refugees, we now say that Turkey is at full capacity," Celik told CNNTurk early on Friday. While the spokesman noted Turkey's refugee policy remains "the same," he said "We are no longer in a position to hold refugees" amid an expected influx of newly displaced Syrians.

An earlier report at Reuters cited an unnamed Turkish official who said much the same, although the official went further in stating that police, coast guard and border security officers had been ordered to "stand down" and allow the refugees to cross into Europe.



Comment: Asylum-seekers begin trek to Europe as Turkey opens the floodgates
Turkey has announced it will no longer hold back people who wish to go to Europe and seek asylum there amid an escalation in Syria. Some have been quick to rush towards coasts and borders before Ankara changes its mind.

Would-be irregular immigrants have started trickling closer to Europe. The hopefuls are gathering in the Edirne province, which borders Greece and Bulgaria, as well as on Turkey's Aegean coast close to the Greek island of Lesbos, AFP reported.

Anadolu Agency posted drone footage of groups of people walking across a field in Edirne, presumably filmed in the early hours of Friday morning.


Scenes of people carrying backpacks and waving to the cameras were shown by the Turkish media and spread on social media.



The ability of the potential migrants to reach Europe is not guaranteed even if Turkey does not reverse its decision. Bulgaria and Greece have erected walls along their land borders with Turkey in response to the migrant crisis. The EU stepped up maritime patrols in the Mediterranean to stop people from reaching its territory via sea routes.