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We must never forget the horrors of lockdown

War veteran
My grandfather was a decorated WWI veteran. He was lucky and got back home minus a hand. My dad participated in the Battle of Britain, North African and Italian campaigns. He got home apparently unscathed. However, both had one thing in common: they would not speak of what they had done and seen. What they had been through was too terrible to describe, and people were not interested; it was all in the past. That is one of the reasons why we have wars: few people have any idea what it's like.

Comment: Those who wish to declare an "amnesty" hope everyone will simply forget the atrocities and human-rights abuses committed throughout the so-called "pandemic" under the guise of "safety measures". Although the perpetrators will probably never be held accountable, will never forget:


Wedding Rings

US Senate votes 61-36 to codify rights to same-sex, interracial marriages

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The 61-36 vote followed House passage of the bill in July with almost a quarter of lower-chamber Republicans voting in support.
The Senate voted overwhelmingly to confirm the nationwide legality of same-sex and interracial marriage Tuesday — with 12 Republicans joining all Democrats in assent.

The 61-36 vote followed House passage of the bill in July with almost a quarter of lower-chamber Republicans voting in support. The bill must now go back to the House for final approval, which is likely to come next week.

President Biden intends to sign the law, which was pitched by a bipartisan group of legislators after the Supreme Court in June overturned Roe v. Wade and returned abortion policy to the states, some of which all but banned the procedure.

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Brick Wall

NYC to involuntarily commit more mentally unstable people after subway attacks

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Mayor Eric Adams dramatically expanded the city's ability to involuntarily commit New Yorkers with chronic and untreated mental illness.
Following a string of horrifying subway attacks, Mayor Eric Adams dramatically expanded the city's ability to involuntarily commit New Yorkers with chronic and untreated mental illness.

City workers can now immediately hospitalize people who refuse treatment, even if they don't pose a clear and present danger to themselves or others.

Hizzoner's Tuesday announcement at City Hall is the latest effort launched by city and state officials in recent months to coax and cajole New Yorkers living on city streets and in subways — many of whom are suffering from apparent psychosis — into the city's shelter and mental health safety net systems.

Comment: Could it be that something in the NYC subway system is setting off the mentally vulnerable?

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Newspaper

Meteoric rise in teenage girls seeking "gender transition" surgery FINALLY acknowledged by The Guardian newspaper

Transgender
After years of ignoring the meteoric rise in teenage girls identifying as transgender and seeking life-altering medical interventions such as testosterone and bilateral mastectomies, The Guardian has finally decided to tackle the issue.

In a Nov 24 article titled "'An explosion: what is behind the rise in girls questioning their gender identity", the left-wing news outlet at last acknowledged the huge rise in the number of adolescent girls being referred to gender clinics and the uncertainty surrounding the medical pathway many of them embark upon.

Comment: Through their silence, journalists at the Guardian have been complicit in the widespread abuse of children for too long. When humanity looks back on these dark times in future decades, people will rightly be disgusted and ashamed. This is pure SICKNESS.

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Dollars

Kanye West says US government froze his bank accounts

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Kanye West is shown at an event promoting his 2024 presidential campaign on Sunday.
The controversial rapper claims the IRS blocked his access to his money following allegations that he owes $50 million in taxes.

Rapper Kanye 'Ye' West has claimed that the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) froze his bank accounts, blocking access to $75 million because of alleged tax liabilities. He suggested that he's being persecuted for expressing incendiary opinions about Jewish people.

"I'm talking about literally finding out that they were trying to put me in prison," West said on Monday night's Timcast IRL podcast, recounting his telephone conversation with a financial adviser earlier in the day. "They put a $75 million hold on four of my accounts. And then they said, 'You owe a lot of taxes.' It took me like six hours to find out what 'a lot' was. They said, 'Well, around $50 million.'"

Comment: We're witnessing in real time the un-personing of Ye. It's time for him to find out who is real friends are.

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Bad Guys

New York Times decides lockdowns are actually draconian and economically destructive when China does them

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“Right-wing conspiracy theorists with ties to anti-Xi opposition elements spread baseless rumours, deny science, and endanger lives” – strangely not how the New York Times chose to caption this image.
Three years ago, Zero Covid was the aspiration of public health bureaucrats and politicians across the West. Charlatan techbros like Tomas Pueyo appeared on national television to demand nationwide house arrest; leaders like Angela Merkel surrounded themselves with virus-eradicationist modellers and imposed unprecedented months-long closures upon their countries. When protests inevitably broke out, they were violently suppressed; the protesters were slandered as conspiracy theorists and fascists.

The New York Times played a leading role in this long and excruciating charade. In April 2020, they reported that "an informal coalition of influential conservative leaders and groups, some with close connections to the [Trump] White House" was responsible for "quietly working to nurture protests and apply ... pressure to overturn state and local orders intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus." In March 2021, they ran an obnoxious opinion piece about What Happened When Germany's Far-Right Party Railed Against Lockdowns, which called German protesters "an amorphous mix of conspiracy theorists, shady organizations and outraged citizens" and appeared to accuse the right-populist party Alternativ für Deutschland of opportunism for joining their ranks.

Question

Idaho mass murder probe still has more questions than answers

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Idaho police investigating the Nov. 13 stabbing deaths of four sleeping University of Idaho students are under fire for "grave contradictions," suggesting the killer was sloppy but failing to produce a suspect.

Now, there are emerging fears the killer or killers might have fled the country and could get away with mass murder.

The Moscow Police Department in Idaho told the parents of one victim that "a mess of evidence" was left behind in the "sloppy" slaying of four students while they were sleeping.

"If the killer was apparently so sloppy, why haven't cops found him?" a source told RadarOnline, expressing frustration in the slow investigation that is feared to be getting further away from being anyone to justice.

Arrow Down

Mental health issues plague youth in England

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Mental health issues are increasing among children and teenagers in England, a new NHS Digital report shows. It demonstrated a particularly sharp increase in probable mental disorders in 2022 among 17- to 19-year-olds.

Published on Tuesday, the report found that one in four are now experiencing issues, including emotional or behavioral problems, compared to the one-in-six rate recorded in 2021. The survey sampled some 2,866 children and young people who are now aged between seven and 24.

Among those aged seven to 10, prevalence of a potential mental disorder was nearly twice as high in boys - 19.7% against 10.5% in girls. Among the older 17- to 24-year-old age group, the prevalence was much higher in young women - 31.2% compared to only 13.3% in men.

Teenagers of the both genders showed similar results, with the figure hovering around 20%.

Corona

Australia to withdraw tens of thousands of Covid-19 fines

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New South Wales police officers working outside a venue during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The authorities in Australia's largest state, New South Wales (NSW), have said that they will withdraw or refund tens of thousands of fines issued for violations of restrictions during the pandemic.

The move follows a defeat that the NSW government suffered in a court battle against free advocacy group Redfern Legal Centre on Tuesday.

The group launched a test case in July on behalf of three plaintiffs, arguing their fines of between AUS$1,000 ($673) to AUS$3,000 ($2,020) were invalid because the penalty notices didn't describe the offense sufficiently.

"It's not a big ask, if you're going to fine someone for an offense, to set out what the offense is in the notice," Katherine Richardson, the lawyer for the plaintiffs argued at the New South Wales Supreme Court, as cited by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Light Saber

Musk gains allies in "war on Apple" over free speech, scraps Twitter's Covid misinformation policy

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Elon Musk has abandoned Twitter's COVID-19 misinformation policy after vowing to make the site a free speech champion. The Telegraph has the story.
"Effective November 23rd 2022, Twitter is no longer enforcing the COVID-19 misleading information policy," a notice on its website reads.

A page on Twitter's website titled "COVID-19 misleading information policy" now redirects users to Twitter's user help homepage.

That page previously said: "Content that is demonstrably false or misleading and may lead to significant risk of harm (such as increased exposure to the virus, or adverse effects on public health systems) may not be shared on Twitter."

Other, more generalised policies on posting deliberately false or misleading information on Twitter are still listed on the company's website and appear to be being enforced.

Comment: RT reports on Musk's revamping of Twitter's policy on Covid posts and banned users:
Twitter has said it will no longer enforce its coronavirus misinformation policy, according to an update on the platform's Covid-19 transparency page that went largely unnoticed since it was posted last week. The move came as its new owner Elon Musk announced a "general amnesty" for previously suspended accounts.

The misinformation policy was initially developed in 2020 amid the outbreak of Covid-19 and was meant to combat "harmful" misleading posts about the coronavirus, government policies aimed at curbing its spread, and related vaccines.

Users who violated the rule received strikes. After two or three strikes, their accounts were suspended for 12 hours. After four, they would be locked out for a week, while offenders with more than five strikes were permanently banned from the platform.

According to statistics published by Twitter itself, between January 2020 and September 2022, the platform's moderators challenged over 11.72 million accounts and suspended more than 11,000 for violating the rule. They also scrubbed nearly 100,000 pieces of content worldwide under the policy.

The extensive moderation policy became a topic of heated debate. Some called for more censorship of posts deemed to be harmful, while others argued this constituted suppression of free speech.

Since Musk acquired Twitter for $44 billion last month, he has made a number of dramatic changes at the company, including laying off nearly two-thirds of its staff and significantly cutting the site's moderation and management teams.

Ahead of Thanksgiving, the billionaire also vowed to extend a "general amnesty" to an unspecified number of suspended accounts after holding a Twitter poll, in which more than 72.4% out of 3.1 million respondents supported the move.

Critics have argued that the social networking service could soon become a hotbed for misinformation, right-wing extremism and hate speech. Musk, however, has insisted that he wants Twitter to become a level playing field and a bastion of free speech where people can peacefully exchange their views on a wide range of topics.
Fortnite is not alone in its complaints about Apple's app policies: