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Diversity distraction: Washington Post adding 41 editing jobs, vows to increase number of editors of color

The Washington Post
The Washington Post plans to hire more than three dozen editors as part of its latest expansion and push for a more diverse newsroom.

In a memo to staff on Monday, Executive Editor Sally Buzbee and the rest of the newspaper's leadership team said adding the 41 editing jobs will grow the newspaper's "capacity to produce timely breaking news, revelatory enterprise and definitive investigative work; create visually rich stories that our audiences find compelling; cover topics that resonate with younger, more diverse readers; and develop innovations that will define a new era of digital journalism."

Hiring for the new jobs will also allow the Post to increase the number of journalists of color in editing roles, the outlet's leadership wrote.

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Sheriff

Gabby Petito remains possibly found, FBI agents swarm Brian Laundrie's home in Florida, seize Mustang he drove, UPDATE: Petito's body identified, FBI confirms 'homicide'

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© Dennis A. Clark
The FBI removes evidence and a Ford Mustang from the home of Brian Laundrie.
FBI agents swarmed Brian Laundrie's home in Florida on Monday, declaring it a "crime scene" and hauling out his parents one day after a body believed to be his missing girlfriend, Gabby Petito, was found in Wyoming.

A Ford Mustang registered to Laundrie's father that his family said Brian drove last week to the wildlife reserve where police have been searching for him, was also hauled away.

About a dozen agents wearing bulletproof vests descended just before 10 a.m. on the Laundrie family's home on Wabasso Avenue in North Port, shouting "Search warrant!" before entering through an unlocked door in the front.

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Remains consistent with missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito discovered in Wyoming national park - FBI

Authorities believe a body found near Grand Teton National Park is Gabby Petito, the missing girl who drew the nation's attention after her fiance returned from a cross-country trip without her. It's not yet clear how she died.

The body, found on Sunday near the eastern border of Grand Teton, is believed to be that of Petito, the FBI reported, adding that the remains were found by law enforcement. Her family has been notified, but a full forensic identification has not yet been attempted.

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The young couple were reportedly childhood sweethearts who met while growing up in Long Island, setting out on their cross-country van adventure - which would be extensively documented on Instagram by Petito - in July. Ten days after Laundrie returned home in the van without the girl, her parents filed a missing persons report with Suffolk County police.

The last confirmed sighting of the couple by police was on August 12, when the van was pulled over for hitting a curb and the young travelers were found to have been fighting to such an extent the cops mulled charging at least Petito with domestic violence. The pair were separated for the night, with Laundrie taken to a hotel and Petito allotted the van.

The Petitos' lawyer said the family would make a public statement in the future and asked that they be given space to mourn their loss.
More on the case: Gabby Petito's boyfriend issues statement over her disappearance

UPDATE: From Fox News:
The FBI on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that the remains investigators discovered on Sunday in the Teton-Bridger National Forest belonged to missing 22-year-old woman Gabby Petito.

"Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue confirmed the remains are those of Gabrielle Venora Petito, date of birth March 19, 1999. Coroner Blue's initial determination for the manner of death is homicide. The cause of death remains pending final autopsy results," the FBI tweeted Tuesday with a statement from the Jackson, Wyoming, coroner.

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies were searching for Petito over the weekend in a remote campsite area on the border of the national forest and Grand Teton National Park. Remains discovered on Sunday were transported to Blue's office for an autopsy, which he performed on Tuesday. The final report nor the exact cause of death have been released.



People

Breaking the Resistance: Melbourne police disperse co-opted anti-lockdown protest with teargas and arrested 200

Third day of demonstrations ends in a standoff between officers and protesters at the city's war memorial
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Police stand guard at the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance as demonstrators protest against Covid regulations in Melbourne.
Police in Melbourne have again fired non-lethal rounds and teargas at anti-Covid lockdown protesters to end an almost three-hour standoff at the city's war memorial during a third straight day of demonstrations.

More than 200 people were arrested. Two officers were injured by bottles thrown at them and one was hospitalised with chest pains, Victoria police said.

Earlier, up to 400 protesters had camped on the steps of the Shrine of Remembrance, lighting flares and throwing bottles, batteries, tap handles and golf balls at police.

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Question

New Zealand police arrest pair trying to enter Auckland with 'large amount' of KFC

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New Zealand police found three buckets of KFC chicken and an undisclosed quantity of fries when they arrested two men trying to cross into Auckland despite city's strict lockdown.
Two men tried to reach city - where Covid restrictions banned takeaways - with $100,000, three buckets of chicken and an undisclosed quantity of fries, police say.

Two men have been arrested after police said they found them with a car boot-full of Kentucky fried chicken and over $100,000 in cash as they tried to cross the border into Auckland despite New Zealand's strict Covid-19 lockdown.

The men were arrested after allegedly trying to flee from police near the Auckland border. When their car was searched, police said they found a large quantity of KFC, as well as the cash and a number of empty ounce bags.

Comment: This is both hilarious and disgusting. The fact that it's considered a 'serious breach of lockdown laws' to satisfy a fast food craving tells you all you need to know about the surreal and ridiculous totalitarian regime we're currently living under.

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Arrow Down

Cost of COVID hysteria: Extra 10,000 Britons may die of cancer due to delayed face to face consultations - report

  • Researchers say the lack of emergency referrals caused drop-off in diagnoses
  • University College London report warned thousands will die 'significantly earlier'
  • Concerns too many people still struggling to get an in-person GP appointment
extra cancer deaths due to covid hysteria

Graph shows: The number of people waiting to see a cancer doctor in the UK jumped from just over 5,000 at the start of the pandemic to nearly 30,000 in June this year
An extra 10,000 people are likely to die of cancer because of the Covid pandemic, a study has suggested.

University College London researchers said a drop in emergency referrals from GPs last year across the UK resulted in around 40,000 late diagnoses of the disease.

These delays and longer waits for NHS treatment — fuelled by the pandemic — mean thousands will die 'significantly earlier' from the disease than would have been the case pre-pandemic.

The study of more than 2,000 adults found nearly two thirds of people worried about bothering family doctors with 'minor health problems' because of Covid.

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No Entry

Chinese city Harbin orders spas, mahjong salons to shut after Covid-19 case confirmed

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Medical workers take swabs from primary school students in Fuzhou, China, on Sept 15, 2021.
Harbin - Spas, cinemas and mahjong salons in the Chinese city of Harbin were ordered to close on Tuesday (Sept 21) to prevent Covid-19 from spreading in poorly ventilated spaces, state television reported.

The temporary shutdowns were part of a range of restrictions imposed on the north-eastern city after one case of community transmission, the report said, citing the Harbin government.

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People 2

Number of children in A&E with serious mental health issues jumps 50 percent since start of pandemic

Emma
© Paul Cooper
Emma Shepherd begged staff at Sheffield Children's Hospital A&E to admit her daughter
The number of children who go to A&E [Accident and Emergency] with serious mental health issues has jumped by more than 50 percent since the coronavirus pandemic began, after school closures pushed youngsters to crisis point, a Telegraph investigation has revealed.

More than 2,243 children in England were referred for specialist mental health care from emergency departments in May this year, compared with just 1,428 in May 2019. Experts say children have struggled with schools being closed and without face-to-face interaction with their peers.

Robert Halfon, the Conservative MP and the chair of the education select committee, called for schools to remain open to stave off a mental health "catastrophe".

NHS data reveal that nearly 27,000 children are being prescribed antidepressants each month, up more than eight per cent from 2019. While most are teenagers, 25 a month are aged six or under, and more than 1,000 are aged seven to 11.

Waiting lists for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) have jumped by more than a third in some regions, according to NHS England Trusts.

Comment: A future of unnecessary suffering has begun.


Airplane

After Afghans fell from plane, families live with horror

Afghan girls
© AP/Felipe Dana
Falling angels: Afghan girls watching the sky as something caught their attention.
It's a scene that has come to symbolize the chaotic end to America's 20 years of war in Afghanistan: A lumbering U.S. Air Force cargo plane takes off from Kabul airport, chased by hundreds of desperate Afghan men scrambling to get on the aircraft.

As the C-17 transporter gains altitude, shaky mobile phone video captures two tiny dots dropping from the plane. Footage from another angle shows many in the crowd on the tarmac stopping in their tracks and pointing.

The full extent of the horror becomes apparent only later. The dots, it turns out, were desperate Afghans hidden in the wheel well. As the wheels folded into the body of the plane, the stowaways faced the choice of being crushed to death or letting go and plunging to the ground.

More than a month later, much remains unclear about what happened in that tragic takeoff on Aug. 16, a day after the Taliban swept into Kabul, prompting a flood of Afghans trying to escape the country.

Comment: These are difficult and horrifying times for many in the aftermath of Biden's decisions and US incompetence. They are a marker for all humanity.


Bacon

Energy crisis stretches to UK food-supply chain, already bruised by labour shortage amid Brexit & Covid-19

Pig snouts
© Getty Images/Monty Rakusen
'It's snout what you think!'
British meat processors have become the latest casualty of the growing energy crisis that threatens to result in a dire shortage of carbon dioxide gas, which is widely used throughout the food and drinks industry.

Carbon dioxide is a by-product of fertiliser production that is used to stun animals before slaughter as well as for the packaging process that prolongs the shelf life of all meat, and in fizzy drinks and beer.

However, soaring gas prices have brought about a slowdown at some chemical factories in Europe that produce fertiliser, with a major US producer being forced to halt operations at two manufacturing complexes in the UK for an uncertain period of time. Nick Allen, the chief executive of the British Meat Processors Association (BMPA) told the BBC after emergency talks with the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) that:
"This crisis highlights the fact that the British food supply chain is at the mercy of a small number of major fertiliser producers - four or five companies - spread across northern Europe. We rely on a by-product from their production process to keep Britain's food chain moving."
According to British Poultry Council chief executive Richard Griffiths, some 20 million birds per week are slaughtered, but abattoirs are running out of carbon dioxide.


Comment: It wasn't hard to figure out what pins to pull from crucial processes in order to grind industries to a halt and impact the most damage to 'the 99%.' This is worse than outright terrorism and much more insidious.


Comment: The green movement won't be satisfied until they suck the very air out of our lungs.


Bad Guys

GOP Nevada Lt Gov hopeful shoved out of commission meeting for questioning Covid narration

Las Vegas Govt. meeting eviction covid
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Mack Miller, a Republican candidate for Lt. Gov. of Nevada, was physically ejected from a Las Vegas local government meeting on Tuesday.

"The Clark County Commission on Tuesday voted 5-2 to declare COVID-19 misinformation a public health crisis," the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. "Falsehoods have fueled public mistrust and prolonged the pandemic by undermining efforts to combat the spread of the disease, according to the passed resolution."

When Miller ran as the GOP nominee for the state legislature in 2018, the same newspaper published a story titled, "Nevada Assembly candidate deserted Army comrades during Iraq war."

Miller again was the center of controversy after videos of his appearance at the commission meeting spread online.

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