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'Leftist' ESPN columnist mocked after claiming US flag-waving at Olympics reminds him of 'rise of white nationalism'

ESPN columnist Bill Rhoden
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ESPN columnist Bill Rhoden; Opening ceremonies at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics
A veteran sportswriter has come under fire after suggesting that United States flags on display during the opening ceremony at the Tokyo Olympics were a visual reminder of the alleged surge of white nationalism in the US.

ESPN columnist Bill Rhoden told CBS This Morning that the opening ceremony used to be one of his favorite parts of the Olympics, but that this year he felt differently about the event.


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Human Rights Watch: Israel 'devastated entire families' in Gaza

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A building in Gaza collapses after being hit by Israeli missiles on May 12, 2021.
Israel's 11-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip in May amount to "war crimes", Human Rights Watch (HRW) said Tuesday.

Israeli attacks on Gaza "violated the laws of war and apparently amount to war crimes," the New York-based rights group said in a report.

HRW added it "investigated three Israeli strikes that killed 62 Palestinian civilians where there were no evident military targets in the vicinity."

Gerry Simpson, associate crisis and conflict director at HRW, said Israeli forces carried out attacks "that devastated entire families without any apparent military target nearby," noting that Israel's "consistent unwillingness to seriously investigate alleged war crimes" underlines the need for the International Criminal Court's inquiry.

Comment: The excuse eventually given by Israel was the launching of 'incendiary balloons' into the area adjacent to the open air prison.

And the reason:


Ireland will finally distinguish between hospital patients actually ill from Covid and those who simply test positive

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The Irish Government has announced that it will change the way it collects data on Covid hospitalisations by distinguishing between those who are admitted to hospital because of the virus and those who test positive after being admitted for other reasons. It's only taken them 17 months! RTÉ has the story.
At present, the Health Service Executive [HSE] Covid hub website states that there are 141 people in hospital who have tested positive for Covid, of whom 22 are in ICU.

A Government spokesperson said it is "seeking better data on hospitalisations in order to better inform decision making.

Comment: Guess Ireland has finally caught up with the NHS in figuring out that only counting actual Covid deaths as Covid deaths (rather than anyone dying with Covid as a 'Covid death') the official numbers of total deaths from the disease will come down, making it seem as if the vaccines are working. Clever, no?

See: NHS Told to Identify Patients Actually Sick From Covid-19 Rather Than Those Testing Positive


Every fourth pedophilia suspect in Poland is a priest, state commission reveals

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FILE PHOTO: People carry a banner, reading "Bishop, hiding pedophilia is a crime," during a protest in Warsaw.
Nearly 30% of all sexual offences against minors in Poland are linked to representatives of the clergy, the State Commission on Pedophilia revealed in its first report.

The commission, which was established by the government in 2019, shared the results of its work on Monday in a 250-page paper.

The experts examined 349 pedophilia cases during this period, with priests being suspects in around 100 of them. More than 50 of these cases have been forwarded to the Prosecutor's Office, the report said.

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Atlanta officers relieved of duty after video shows handcuffed woman being kicked in head

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The Atlanta Police Department (APD) has relieved two officers from duty after a video surfaced of one of them kicking a handcuffed woman in the head.

A video surfaced on various social media platforms showing a Black woman handcuffed, laying on the ground facedown as two APD officers stand over her.

The woman then appears to raise her head and spit on one of the officers' boots and pants. The officer in response swiftly kicks the woman in the head while his colleague watches.

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Scottish government will ask staff to put gender pronouns in emails, despite overwhelming opposition - media

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The Scottish government is reportedly preparing to ask civil servants to put their gender pronouns at the end of emails in an effort to boost inclusivity - despite the majority of employees opposing the idea.

According to the Telegraph newspaper, the government supports a proposal that would encourage civil servants to take a "pronoun pledge" and add their preferred pronouns - such as he/him, she/her, they/them, or even zie/zir - to their email signatures.

Though it appears that the Scottish government is moving ahead with the proposal, it has already proved to be an unpopular idea among government staffers.

Comment: The authoritarian hammer is coming down! It's all well and good to have people voluntarily putting their pronouns on display and allowing for those who think it's stupid to refrain. But forcing everyone to take part in this ridiculous virtue signal is trampling on free speech rights.

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"Extreme threat": Explosion rocks waste incineration plant in Germany, 2 dead, 5 missing, 30 injured

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Emergency vehicles stand not far from an access road to the Chempark over which a dark cloud of smoke is rising in Leverkusen, Germany, July 27, 2021.
Two people have been killed and five others are still missing after an explosion at a chemical park in the German city of Leverkusen.

More than thirty people were injured in the blast, including three "seriously," the municipality said in a statement.

"My thoughts go to the injured and their relatives. The search for the missing is still going on at full speed. Unfortunately, the hope of finding them alive is fading, " said the site operator's manager Lars Friedrich.

Comment: This is just the latest incident at an industrial facility of late, and the regularity of these kinds of events appears to be increasing: It's likely that the cause behind these explosions and fires aren't all connected, some will be due to human error and malpractice and some will be sabotage, however, it's also likely that some are linked to the Earth Changes that are wreaking havoc in other areas of our lives: SOTT Exclusive: The growing threat of underground fires and explosions


Standing up: Bombshell lawsuit alleges government covering up tens of thousands of injection-related deaths

Attorney Thomas Renz
Attorney Thomas Renz filed a lawsuit in federal court in Alabama on July 19 that alleges a massive government cover-up of injection-related U.S. deaths that number "at least 45,000."

The suit, filed on behalf of America's Frontline Doctors in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama, is based on a sworn statement by a government insider under federal whistleblower protection.

Speaking at the Re-awaken Tour event held July 17-18 in Anaheim, California, Renz made the bombshell announcement he says is based on a whistleblower with access to government computers and can prove that "at least 45,000" Americans have already been killed by the three COVID-19 vaccines authorized for emergency use by the FDA.

Watch video below of Renz's 11-minute speech at the Re-awaken Tour Conference:


These numbers are very close to what Dr. Peter McCullough reported in a video posted June 20 by LeoHohmann.com, Behind the Vaccine Veil: Doctor cites 'whistleblowers' inside CDC who claim injections have already killed 50,000 Americans.

"This is brand new announcement. I'm filing papers in federal court today," Renz said at the Re-awaken conference.

Comment: See also: Standing up: 1,000 lawyers and 10,000 doctors have filed a lawsuit for violations of the Nuremberg Code

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Global shipping crisis far worse than imagined

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Over the past decades world ocean trade has expanded almost exponentially as major manufacturing outsourcing from USA and European corporations has blossomed under the advent of economic globalization. The result has been that Asia, most especially China, has become the essential manufacturing source for everything from iPhones to antibiotics and everything in-between. The creation of the World Trade Organization to impose new rules on the trade has been a key driver. It has also made global supply chains for delivering goods more fragile than ever in history. The rise in cost of ocean container shipping indicates the growing crisis. Compounding the growing crisis are enormous labor shortages owing to global COVID measures.

Origins of the Crisis

According to German-based Statista Research Department, some 80 percent of all goods globally are carried by sea including oil, coal, grains. Of that total, in terms of value, global maritime container trade accounts for some 60 percent of all seaborne trade, valued at around 14 trillion US dollars in 2019. This ocean shipping has become the arteries of the world economy for better or worse.

This is a direct consequence of the 1990's creation of the WTO with new rules favoring out-sourcing of manufacture to countries where production was far cheaper, that is as long as ocean transport was cheap. After China became a WTO member in 2001, they became the greatest beneficiary of the new rules and within a decade China was called the "workshop of the world." Entire industries such as electronics, pharmaceuticals, textiles, chemicals as well as plastics were transferred to China with then the world's lowest wages, for factory assembly. It worked because the cost of shipping to Western markets was comparatively low.

Comment: Another good summation of the supply chain and shipping crisis that is now occurring world-wide (just ignore the Covid-fear):

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'Banning Navalny's website is unacceptable & officials are abusing power against opposition figures' - Senior Russian Communist

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Alexei Navalny.
A senior figure in Russia's Communist Party has slammed a decision by the country's media watchdog Roskomnadzor to block the official website of opposition figure Alexey Navalny, accusing the authorities of abusing their power.

Speaking to radio station Ekho Moskvy, Alexander Yushchenko, the spokesman for Communist Party leader Gennady Zyuganov, expressed his belief that it should not be possible to block a politician's website unless it contains extremist information.

Comment: To be fair to Russia, Navalny's organisation was actively encouraging children to illegally protest: "Just like in Ukraine and Belarus": TikTok condemned by Russian parents association over calls for youth to attend Navalny protests

"I am not in favor of closing, banning, or blocking these resources," Yushchenko explained. "In my opinion, it is absolutely unacceptable. Just like it is unacceptable to remove candidates from elections."