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Politics delay Guy Ritchie movie 'to edit out nationality of Ukrainian gangsters'

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The spy action thriller, Operation Fortune, which was filmed in 2020, was set to come out this spring but disappeared from schedules
Guy Ritchie's new £125 million film Operation Fortune — with a cast headed by British stars Hugh Grant and Jason Statham — was pulled from release because it featured a group of Ukrainian gangsters.

The spy action thriller, which was filmed in 2020, was set to come out this spring but disappeared from schedules. I'm told that the nationality of the gangsters has now been edited out.

A trailer, which can still be seen on YouTube, shows Statham, as spy-for-hire Orson Fortune, realising that a deadly weapon has been bought by a Ukrainian crime syndicate.

Bullseye

Ukraine's neo-Nazi Azov battalion has built a 'state within a state,' which despises both Russia and the liberal West

Azov Battalion
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Ukraine-based Azov Battalion
The Ukrainian regiment adheres to its own brand of 'National Idea,' loosely modelled on Mussolini's Italy

Despite the surrender of the Azov regiment at the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works during the fighting in Mariupol, last month, the legend of this unit has turned out to be enduring. The Ukrainian command has already announced that new Azov special operations forces will be created in Kharkov and Kiev.

At the same time, a partial rebranding has been carried out. A medieval heraldic symbol - a trident (the coat of arms of Ukraine) consisting of three swords - is now depicted on the chevron of the 'new' Azov in place of the stylized Wolfsangel ('wolf's hook') that has attracted so much criticism from not only Russia, but also the West and fellow Ukrainians. This condemnation is for good reason, as the symbol was used on the lapels of the SS's Das Reich and Landstorm Nederland divisions, as well the logo of the Dutch Nazi Party.

Footprints

How a small border town is dealing with huge consequences of Biden's border policies

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Crossing the border
The influx of migrants crossing into Yuma, Arizona, has local officials worried that they can't continue to address the border crisis. They've largely had to go it alone, with limited support from the federal government.

Yuma Mayor Douglas Nicholls told The Daily Caller News Foundation:
"Eventually, the emergency is going to overtake some of our resources. And we're going to need a dedicated facility to make sure people aren't dying in the streets because literally we're entering the hardest part here, easily 110, 120 during the day."
The Biden administration hasn't stepped in to secure the border to keep Yuma safe, Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot told TheDCNF.
"We have plenty of people in our communities that need help. And they're not able to get that because now a lot of local resources are being taken away from the local communities to handle the fact that the administration is not doing their job."

Black Cat

Western media mum as top Zelensky aide exposes its false presentation of Ukraine as LGBTQ-friendly

Alexey Arestovich

Zelensky advisor, Alexey Arestovich
While Western media tries hard to falsely portray Ukraine as progressive, its own most-vocal political advisor says the quiet part out loud

In the 21st century, with the proliferation of social media and other mass forms of communication, it has become easier to bastardize certain causes that may in some form be noble in order to pursue one's own political or geopolitical purposes.

We have seen it before with the weaponization of women's rights during the US military campaigns in the Middle East. Also, with the weaponization of concepts like "freedom" and "democracy" in the West's propaganda wars concerning Venezuela, Russia, Cuba, Bolivia, and others. One of the issues that has also been weaponized against countries not accepting US or Western hegemony is rights for lesbians and gay men. This theme has been used to demonize states and sweeten the taste for war against them amongst the Western public.

Comment: Ultra-conservative attitudes towards this community have always simmered under the surface in Ukraine.


Pirates

Purchase of prime North Dakota farmland tied to Bill Gates sparks outrage

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Tractor spraying pesticides on farmland and Bill Gates
Bill Gates is considered the largest private owner of farmland in the country with some 269,000 acres in dozens of states

A recent purchase of 2,100 acres of prime North Dakota farmland by a group tied to billionaire Bill Gates has some in the state concerned that they are being exploited by the ultra-wealthy.

Gates owns some 269,000 acres across dozens of states, according to last year's edition of the Land Report 100, an annual survey of the nation's largest landowners. The Microsoft co-founder is considered to be the largest private owner of farmland in U.S. He owns less than 1% of the nation's total farmland.

In question is a Depression-era law meant to protect family farms.

Comment: This is the latest in a long string of purchases. The grand plan is not hard to see.


Cult

Google whistleblower claims tech giant's Developer Studio division has been infiltrated by 'pedophilic religious doomsday cult' Fellowship of Friends

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Google's campus in Mountain View is 180 miles from the small town of Oregon House, population 1,250 - yet half of the people Lloyd met were from Oregon House, he said.
An apocalyptic 'cult' led by an eccentric misogynist accused of sexual abuse of young men has taken over a division of Google, a whistleblower has claimed.

Kevin Lloyd, 34, claims that he was fired from his job as a video developer at Google last year because he began questioning the influence of the cult.

In August, Lloyd filed a discrimination case in California Superior Court, alleging he was fired for digging into Fellowship of Friends - a group based in the small Californian town of Oregon House, and whose members made up a large percentage of employees in his division.

Comment: What do you do when your cult is infiltrated by a cult?


Sun

Climate scientist says humans cause less than 0.05°C of global warming and warns of 'anarchy' from 'delusional' net zero policies

Professor Hermann Harde
With Germany scouring the world for supplies of oil and gas and firing up dormant coal power stations, one of its most distinguished atmospheric scientists, Professor Hermann Harde, has castigated politicians for reacting to increasingly shrill climate horror stories and "believing they can save the world". Many of the research studies and "horror scenarios" are not based on a secure physical foundation, he says, "but rather represent computer games that reflect what was fed in". The idea that humans can control the climate with their CO2 emissions is said to be an "absolute delusion".

In Professor Harde's view, there exists considerable doubt about a "scientifically untenable thesis" of purely human-caused climate change, "and it is completely wrong to assume that 97% of climate scientists, or even more, would assume only anthropogenic warming". In his view, climate and energy policy can only gain popular acceptance when they are based on reliable knowledge, "and not on speculations or belief". Harde retired a few years ago from Helmut Schmidt University in Hamburg as Professor of Experimental Physics after a long career in science academia.

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Fire

US braces for violence against conservatives, pro-life groups with Supreme Court's abortion ruling

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Placards supporting abortion rights are placed outside U.S Supreme Court building in Washington, Monday, June 13, 2022.
Lawmakers are sounding alarms about more violence at Republican Party offices and pro-life organizations across the country if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade.

Attacks on offices tied to the Republican National Committee, GOP lawmakers, and pro-life groups have begun in anticipation of the ruling, including attacks this week where vandals spray-painted slogans and smashed windows.

"We should be concerned," said Rep. Thomas Massie, Kentucky Republican. "Democrats here need to come out and speak against the violence."

Comment: Roe vs. Wade was indeed overturned and the rage from the left is palpable.






Attention

Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, national abortion right

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Abortion-rights activists react following Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in Washington, Friday, June 24, 2022. The Supreme Court has ended constitutional protections for abortion that had been in place nearly 50 years, a decision by its conservative majority to overturn the court's landmark abortion cases.
The Supreme Court overturned the landmark 1973 decision that established a constitutional right to abortion, ruling Friday that Roe v. Wade was wrong from the start and that the issue should be taken out of the courts and returned to the states.

Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said nearly a half-century of trying to make Roe work has proved futile, with Americans still sharply divided. Failing in both legal scholarship and its goal of settling passions, he said it's time to cast the decision aside.

"Roe was egregiously wrong from the start," he wrote. "Its reasoning was exceptionally weak, and the decision has had damaging consequences."

Comment: More from RT:
Missouri has banned performing or inducing an abortion except in case of "medical emergency" under a "trigger law" activated by the Supreme Court's repeal of Roe v Wade's federal abortion protections on Friday.

The top court's decision cleared the way for states to adopt their own laws governing abortion. A 2019 law passed by the Missouri legislature, which declares that "no abortion shall be performed or induced upon a woman, except in cases of medical emergency," is explicitly set to take effect after the Supreme Court "has overruled, in whole or in part, Roe v Wade."

The so-called trigger law has been activated by state Attorney General Eric Schmitt, who signed it into action in the wake of the Supreme Court decision on Friday, declaring it a "monumental day for the sanctity of life."

The law makes performing or inducing an abortion a class B felony punishable by five to 15 years in prison. Unlike many laws governing abortion, it does not make exceptions for rape or incest. Additionally, it does not allow the prosecution of women who receive abortions.
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Heart - Black

Women are being erased by wokesters intent on replacing them with 'birthing persons'

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses business leaders, Dec. 20, 2021, in Detroit.
Leftists twist language so they can cater to a tiny minority and replace women

Do women still exist? According to the Democratic Party, the answer is no.

During a recent event in Michigan, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer referred to "menstruating people" instead of women.

She's not the first Democrat to delete women from existence in this way. New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used "menstruating person" last year. Also last year, the ACLU altered a Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote to erase mention of "women," which was extra awkward as Ginsburg was co-founder of the Women's Rights Project at the ACLU. Person's Rights doesn't have quite the same ring.