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Multi-Deported Sex Offender Caught Crossing Border into Texas

https://media.breitbart.com/media/2020/03/GettyImages-1193372615.jpgLaredo Sector Border Patrol agents busted a multi-time deported criminal alien sex offender after he illegally re-entered the United States near Laredo, Texas. The Mexican national has a criminal history that includes a felony conviction for sexual abuse and multiple...

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Report: China Forcibly Extracted Citizen DNA for Police Database During Pandemic

https://media.breitbart.com/media/2020/07/Chinese-health-workers-blood-samples-masks-getty.jpgThe Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continued to forcibly collect Chinese citizens’ DNA samples en masse –part of its “world’s largest” police-run DNA database – during the Chinese coronavirus pandemic, especially in rural areas of China, human rights magazine Bitter Winter revealed...

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Ukraine Central Bank Chief Cites “Systematic Political Pressure” In Shock Protest Resignation

Ukraine Central Bank Chief Cites “Systematic Political Pressure” In Shock Protest Resignation Tyler Durden Fri, 07/03/2020 – 06:55 Ukraine’s business community and investors are reeling — not to mention a presidential office eager to present itself as driving a longtime clean-up of the corrupt banking sector — over the Wednesday shock resignation of Ukraine’s highly respected central bank chief Yakiv Smolii. His tenure was supposed to go until 2025, but President Zelensky accepted the resignation Thursday. The timing couldn’t be more suspect: the National Bank of Ukraine (NBU) governor announced he resigned due to “systematic political pressure” which many believe came directly from Zelensky and his lawmakers, but also oligarchs said to be close to the young ‘reformer’ president.  It was only last month that Kiev secured a crucial $5 billion eighteen-month loan to help weather the economic slump due to the COVID-19 crisis, $2.9 billion of which has already been distributed.  Ukraine’s now former National Bank Governor Yakiv Smolii, via Reuters. Smolii’s letter of resignation submitted to President Volodymyr Zelensky said as follows: “For a long time, the National Bank of Ukraine has been under systematic political pressure,” the surprise statement catching the entire nation off guard began.  “This makes it impossible for me, as the Governor, to effectively carry out my duties as the head of the National Bank of Ukraine and interact with other government agencies,” according to the statement posted prominently on the NBU’s official site....

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Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, May Be Sent To Same Jail Where Epstein ‘Killed Himself’

Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested, May Be Sent To Same Jail Where Epstein ‘Killed Himself’ Tyler Durden Fri, 07/03/2020 – 06:44 Update (1455ET): MSNBC’s Ayman Mohyeldin reports that multiple federal law enforcement officials say that depending on what the judge overseeing today’s detention & removal hearing & the Bureau of Prisons determine, Ghislaine Maxwell could be housed at MCC in New York – the same jail where Jeffrey Epstein killed himself. “We will be seeking detention,” Acting U.S. Attorney Audrey Strauss in Manhattan said in a press conference announcing charges. Prosecutors said Maxwell helped Epstein entice girls as young as 14 into sex from 1994 through 1997, then lied about it under oath in 2016. As Bloomberg adds, unless the judge in New Hampshire releases her on bail, “Maxwell will either be held overnight in a local jail there or transported immediately back to New York, said Jack Donson, a consultant who formerly worked for the federal Bureau of Prisons. In New York, she would likely be transferred to one of two federal lockups, the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Lower Manhattan or the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn.“ Of course, Manhattan’s MCC is where Epstein was found dead in his cell in August after committing “suicide” by hanging himself using his bed sheets. How he was permitted to do so remains a mystery. Two MCC guards are facing charges for falsifying records and...

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College Students Busted Throwing “COVID-19 Parties” To Infect All Their Friends

College Students Busted Throwing “COVID-19 Parties” To Infect All Their Friends Tyler Durden Fri, 07/03/2020 – 06:44 Many older millennials might remember the furor over “Rainbow Parties” back in the late 1990s/early 2000s. We’re not going to get into all the details of this peculiar-sounding “youth culture trend” – the only thing that’s really relevant to our discussion is that these lurid stories horrified parents and – as it turns out – were completely, entirely made-up. And so it is with the latest COVID-19 related outrage: comments from Tuscaloosa City Councilor Sonya McKinstry, who warned that bored college and high school students in her district were throwing “COVID Parties” where everybody hangs out with somebody who has the virus, and they all place bets on who tests positive first. Thanks to the Internet, teenagers and young adults have been caught doing many extremely dumb things, like eating tidepods and whatnot. But even those trends were massively overblown and largely the work of a few trolls. This too stretches credulity. So, what kind of evidence does McKinstry have to support this claim? Actually, quite a bit. State officials have confirmed that 8 cases have been linked to a house party full of 20 year olds somewhere in New York. The host was already symptomatic during the event, and officials heard about two other parties. McKinstry told ABC that students have...

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Is The UK Government Misleading The Public On COVID Tests?

Is The UK Government Misleading The Public On COVID Tests? Tyler Durden Fri, 07/03/2020 – 06:20 Authored by Neil Lock via WattsUpWithThat.com, So, that’s over 9 million COVID tests done in the UK up to June 27th a.m. Sounds pretty impressive, doesn’t it? As of today (July 1st), that count has moved on to 9,426,631 – fourth in the world in total tests! (The UK is also fourth in the world in COVID deaths per million population, and closing in on Andorra for third place; but that’s another story). Now… is that figure believable? I recently wrote a paper about understanding the published statistics – deaths, cases, tests – on the effects of this virus around the world. It is very long, and a little bit technical – although it does include lots of pretty (and not so pretty) pictures! Those interested in the detail can find it here. I had a bit of a laugh when one commenter at “the world’s most viewed site on global warming and climate change” mentioned me (though, I must say, not totally approvingly) in the same breath as Judith Curry, who is a true climate-science expert! In the course of writing it, I compared the two primary sources of world-wide statistics on this virus. One is worldometers.info. This is kept updated daily with data provided by the national health systems. The other, far...

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Guns, Drugs, & Murder: Over 700 Arrested In UK’s “Biggest Ever” Crackdown After “Secure” Network Hacked

Guns, Drugs, & Murder: Over 700 Arrested In UK’s “Biggest Ever” Crackdown After “Secure” Network Hacked Tyler Durden Fri, 07/03/2020 – 05:45 UK police have arrested over 700 suspects, seized US$67 Million and over two tons of drugs after an international team broke the encryption on a not-so-secure app used by gangsters to coordinate money laundering, black market trade, human trafficking and murder-for-hire, according to the Independent. Known as EncroChat, it was used on bespoke mobile phones that were designed to be secure against police infiltration and examination. But in April, an international team cracked its encryption, started spying on users and harvesting their data as they carried on unawares. –Independent “There were 60,000 users worldwide and around 10,000 users in the UK,” said the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) of the ongoing raids. “The sole use was for coordinating and planning the distribution of illicit commodities, money laundering and plotting to kill rival criminals.” The secretive communications network was cracked in April, after agencies in France and the Netherlands cracked into the EncroChat app installed on mobile phones which was supposed to provide security against government infiltration and examination. Once the app was cracked, agencies began monitoring the gangsters’ “every move” according to the NCA. “It is the biggest and most significant operation of its kind in the UK,” said a spokesperson. Hundreds of staff worked to analyse...

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French Municipal Elections: Macron RĂ©gime Shudders As It Fails To Win A Single City

French Municipal Elections: Macron Régime Shudders As It Fails To Win A Single City Tyler Durden Fri, 07/03/2020 – 05:10 Authored by Guillaume Durocher via The Unz Review, Under the shadow of coronavirus, the French people people have elected their mayors and local councilors for the next six years. Well, some of them did, as a vast wave of apathy swept the nation, leading to a turnout of just 44.7% (19 points lower than in 2014). Perhaps the COVID innovation of mass house arrests has turned the whole nation into homebodies. Results of second round of French municipal elections in selected cities. Image credit: Visactu. Green candidates, often in alliance with the Pinks (Socialists), have seized control of twenty cities, including Bordeaux, Lyon, and Strasbourg. The media is trying to spin this as some kind of national mandate. Le Monde claims President Emmanuel Macron must “green” his policies as a result, but that seems like a great overstatement. Source: Le Monde The victories of the bobo-green left are certainly a significant indicator. But really it only concerns a couple million urbanites. What is more striking for me is the complete fragmentation of the political landscape. The incumbent mayors who were reelected to office typically did so by distancing themselves from their national party. This was the case of the mayoress of Paris, the archetypal wine-bar feminist Anne Hidalgo, who handily won reelection...

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Do Brits Miss Going To The Pub?

Do Brits Miss Going To The Pub? Tyler Durden Fri, 07/03/2020 – 04:35 As pubs around the UK gear up for reopening after over 100 days of lockdown-based closure, you might expect that swathes of the population are raring to get back through the doors. But, as Statista’s Martin Armstrong notes, a  new YouGov survey reveals though, only 7 percent of British adults said they have missed going to the pub ‘very much’. You will find more infographics at Statista While 20 percent miss it a fair bit, almost half said they are either miss the pub not very much or not at all. A quarter said that they don’t go to the pub anyway. It seems a lot has changed in old blighty since we...

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Escobar: Barbarism Begins At Home

Escobar: Barbarism Begins At Home Tyler Durden Fri, 07/03/2020 – 04:00 Authored by Pepe Escobar via The Asia Times, Caesar ‘Civilian Protection Act’ moves Russia-China-Iran closer to Axis of Resistance’s Syria, Iraq, Hezbollah Greece invented the concept of barbaros. Imperial Rome inherited it as barbarus. The original meaning of barbaros is rooted in language: an onomatopoeia meaning “unintelligible speech” as people go “bar bar bar” when they talk. Homer does not refer to barbaros, but to barbarophonos (“of unintelligible speech”), as in those who don’t speak Greek or speak very badly. Comic poet Aristophanes suggested that Gorgias was a barbarian because he spoke a strong Sicilian dialect. Barbaru meant “foreigner” in Babylonian-Sumerian. Those of us who studied Latin in school remember balbutio (“stammer”, “stutter”, babble”). So it was speech that defined the barbarian compared to the Greek. Thucydides thought that Homer did not use “barbarians” because in his time Greeks “hadn’t yet been divided off so as to have a single common name by way of contrast”. The point is clear: the barbarian was defined as in opposition to the Greek. The Greeks invented the barbarian concept after the Persian invasions by Darius I and Xerxes I in 490 and 480-479 BC. After all they had to clearly separate themselves from the non-Greek. Aeschylus staged The Persians in 472 BC. That was the turning point; after that “barbarian” was everyone who was not Greek – Persians, Phoenicians, Phrygians,...

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