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San Jose police search for woman caught deliberately coughing on 1-year-old - because his mom wasn't 'social-distancing'

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The San Jose Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying a woman accused of coughing on a 1-year-old’s face.
The San Jose Police Department is seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who was caught on surveillance video coughing on a 1-year-old's face.

The incident occurred June 12 at around 5:25 p.m. at Yogurtland on Cottle Road.

"I can't believe that someone has the heart to do this - and why?" said mother Mireya Mora. "My child did nothing wrong."

The suspect was standing in line inside of the business in front of Mora and her baby in a stroller.

Police say the investigation revealed the suspect was upset Mora was not maintaining social distance so she took off her face mask, got into the stroller and coughed two to three times.


Comment: Remember this? Psychopathic traits linked to non-compliance with social distancing guidelines amid the coronavirus pandemic. And SOTT's response:
So naturally, if people are told that there is a potentially deadly virus going around, psychopaths will not care. Just as they'll probably sleep with multiple partners even if they have an STD, they will probably even get a little pleasure out of breaking "social distancing" norms and sneezing in people's faces. In fact, they might even pretend to have the virus just to freak people out and terrorize them. Anyone who was once a child playing on a playground knows there are people like this.
In this case, it's rich that the coughing woman was the one allegedly trying to enforce social distancing. We hadn't considered this in the above article, but we should have. Psychopaths will not only neglect social distancing because they don't care - they will use it as a means to terrorize people who are scared into believing it is necessary, even if that means coughing on your baby. Just another day among the wildlife on planet Earth!


Star of David

Anyone who says US embassy move to Jerusalem was painless doesn't think Gazans are human beings

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© Mohammed Asad
Soccer players in Gaza in December 2018 show results of Israeli sniper fire.
An argument we hear all the time these days, about annexation, is that "Nothing happened" when the U.S. moved the embassy to Jerusalem in 2018, so why be concerned about annexing the West Bank? Palestinians may complain a lot, but they won't rise up, so what is anyone worried about.

This argument erases Palestinian humanity, because in fact Palestinians did rise up over the move of the embassy. The Great March of Return in Gaza was launched in large measure as a response to Trump's 2017 decision, and those demonstrations brought a ghastly loss of Palestinian life and limb.

But first, let's hear some of these tone-deaf statements. Dennis Ross speaking to WINEP on June 18:

NPC

Cutesy totalitarianism: Mashable jumps on DIY statue-toppling bandwagon with winking HOW-TO video

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© Reuters / Julia Rendleman
Mashable has joined the growing - and disturbing - chorus of influential voices urging Americans to topple "racist" statues themselves, posting a cutesy yet detailed how-to video, with a perfunctory legal disclaimer.

The outlet posted the video, titled "How to take down racist statues," on Wednesday, apparently deciding at some point to rename it "How to *hypothetically* take down a racist statue" - perhaps on the advice of its lawyers. The clip features advice from archaeologist Sarah Parcak, whose detailed "public service announcement" on how to "safely" take down obelisks went viral earlier this month.



Comment: Who would've guessed this would be the face of the new totalitarianism?


Explaining that "a lot of historical figures, regardless of their legacy, were pretty damn racist," Mashable reporter Morgan Sung winkingly praises rioters who - apparently unable to convince their city councils to remove "racist" statues - "[took] matters into their own hands" and brought down the offending monuments themselves.

"Obviously, we're not telling you to commit any crimes, and we also can't tell you to deface any property," Sung says, smirking. "But we thought it would be interesting to look at a purely hypothetical way to safely remove a statue."


Comment: Still waiting on the videos on how to safely throw Molotov cocktails at cops and local businesses...


NPC

Dear white people, don't listen to articles using these words. All these race-based instructions are infantile & patronising

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"Check your privilege... Know your place... Support black leaders" are just some of the condescending missives directed at "fragile" white people, who apparently need to be taught what's required of them in the new racial etiquette.

I have stopped counting the numerous "Dear White People" messages being churned out by a new cohort of professional race entrepreneurs aiming to guilt-trip their target audience.

"Dear White People, Please Read 'White Fragility'," instructs The Washington Post. In case you don't get the message, The New York Times, helpfully reminds its stupid white readers, "Dear White People: Being an Ally Isn't Always What You Think." Fortune - a magazine that usually deals with the affairs of big business - also piles in with its words of wisdom: "Dear White People, The Work Takes Time."

Red Pill

Sweden's Covid expert says 'world went mad' with lockdowns

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The man behind Sweden's controversial Covid-19 strategy has characterized lockdowns imposed across much of the globe as a form of "madness" that flies in the face of what is known about handling viral outbreaks.

Anders Tegnell, Sweden's state epidemiologist, said he advised against such restrictions on movement because of the detrimental side effects they often entail.

"It was as if the world had gone mad, and everything we had discussed was forgotten," Tegnell said in a podcast with Swedish Radio on Wednesday. "The cases became too many and the political pressure got too strong. And then Sweden stood there rather alone."

Tegnell admits he misjudged the deadly potential of the coronavirus in its early stages, but has refused to consider abandoning his strategy. He says restricting movement to the radical extent seen across much of the globe can create other problems, including increased domestic abuse, loneliness and mass unemployment.

Red Pill

If black lives matter, then why are African leaders with a different take on Covid-19 being taunted?

Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli
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Tanzanian President John Pombe Magufuli
The criticism of Tanzania's and Madagascar's presidents, John Magufuli and Andry Rajoelina, for challenging the Covid 'consensus' shows that, for some, Black Lives Matter counts only if black voices are saying the 'right' things.

YouTube has 'Black Lives Matter' as its Twitter bio. Pretty worthy, eh? But that didn't stop the internet platform removing a video made by a Canadian activist who calls herself 'Amazing Polly' that featured claims made about Covid-19 and its treatment by the leaders of Tanzania and Madagascar. It has subsequently restored it, but the fact it took it down in the first place, alongside the sneering, hostile reaction from others to what the African leaders said, speaks volumes about the double standards currently on display.

Magufuli's great crime was that he decided to test the testers. He instructed his country's security services to send to Covid-19 testing labs samples taken from a pawpaw, a goat, some engine oil and a type of bird called a kware, among other non-human sources, but to assign them human names and ages. The pawpaw sample was given the name 'Elizabeth Ane, 26 years, female.' And guess what? The sample came back positive for Covid-19. As did those from the kware and the goat.

Card - VISA

German payments firm Wirecard files for insolvency after revealing $2 billion accounting black hole

Wirecard’s headquarters
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An illuminated logo sits on the exterior of Wirecard’s headquarters in the Aschheim district of Munich, Germany.
Wirecard will file for an application to open insolvency proceedings with the district court of Munich, the company said Thursday.

The company said in a short statement that management had decided to seek court protection "due to impending insolvency and over-indebtedness."

It marks a tumultuous fall for Wirecard, once a high-flying tech darling in Germany, after the company revealed that 1.9 billion euros ($2.1 billion) of cash on its balance sheet had gone missing.

A further admission on Monday that the cash likely did not exist further compounded Wirecard's troubles, with the firm attempting to reach a deal with creditors on a financing lifeline.

The accounting irregularities, first uncovered by the Financial Times in an investigation last year, have also threatened to tarnish the reputation of Germany's financial regulator, BaFin.

Wirecard said it was also evaluating whether insolvency applications would have to be filed for its subsidiaries. The company controls a bank in Munich as well as a card-issuing unit in the U.K.

Sheriff

Louisville Police Department fires officer involved in Breonna Taylor's death

Breonna Taylor

Breonna Taylor
The Louisville Metro Police Department announced Tuesday that it has fired Brett Hankison, one of the officers involved in the March shooting death of 26-year-old emergency medical worker Breonna Taylor. In a letter to Hankison tweeted by the department, the Louisville police chief called his conduct "a shock to the conscience."

Taylor was killed on March 13, when officers entered her home looking for illegal drugs. Officials claimed the officers knocked on the door and announced themselves, and only started shooting after they were "immediately met by gunfire" from Taylor's boyfriend, Kenneth Walker. But Taylor's family said in a lawsuit that the officers did not identify themselves, and that Walker — a licensed gun owner — thought someone was trying to break in.

The letter states that Hankison was found to have violated two standard operating procedures: obedience to rules and regulations and use of deadly force.

Comment: See also:


Bullseye

The Marxists of BLM are gonna succeed in securing the biggest thing they despise - a second term for Trump

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© REUTERS/Tom Brenner
All the riots, toppled statues and attacks on American history will not end in the Year Zero the protesters want. It's going to achieve precisely the opposite, as the silent majority of Americans will show in November.

The silent majority is one of the biggest X factors in American politics. Possibly even the biggest. Not all Americans are the type to shout everything from the high heavens, even though we have a reputation for being brash and loud. Many of us would rather let our actions do the talking than our words.

With the presidential election less than 150 days away, the left needs to reconsider where it's going and what it's enabling. And whether it wants the nation to dump Trump, as its supporters say they're passionate about achieving.

The poll numbers are hardly surprising. Biden tends to range anywhere from 42 to 56, whereas Trump is anywhere from 37 to 48 percent, according to Five Thirty Eight.This is no different to how it was in 2016, when the polls showed Hillary Clinton routinely holding double-digit leads over Trump.

NPC

Censors come for 'NAZI' bronies: 'Hate speech' thought police won't rest until even My Little Pony has bent the knee

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© REUTERS/Hannah McKay
Online forums for "bronies," adult male fans of My Little Pony cartoons, are infested with Nazis! Quick, censor them before it spreads! So says the media establishment, threatened by the continued existence of free speech online.

One could be forgiven for questioning why the Atlantic would devote a lengthy feature to the internal squabbles of a My Little Pony fansite called Derpibooru, which hosts "millions" of fan-drawn artworks celebrating, exploring, and interpreting the wholesome, brightly-colored world of the cartoon ponies. But the piece has vanishingly little to do with an escapist paradise in which "Friendship is Magic" - the official name of the series, and the defining ethos of the pony universe - and where we all can, in fact, just get along.

Instead, it's all about censorship - the need for even these supposedly warm and fuzzy "bronies" to constantly police themselves, lest "white supremacy" take root among them.