1. Wuhan seems to be on the brink of destruction from flooding from the 3 Gorges dam and subsequent crop shortages
2. 50th night of “protests” in Portland…
The Portland Police union in north Portland was broken into and set on fire by antifa rioters. A riot has been declared. pic.twitter.com/kp9JucufA3
— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) July 19, 2020
Related: Interesting report from Portlandia
In a social media campaign that has picked up speed in just two days, Yemenis expressed solidarity with Mohammed Abdul Karim, known by his stage name Mohammed Tika, condemning a Friday sermon that called for his killing over his talent.
The campaign was launched after the imam of the Othman bin Affan mosque in the coastal city of Aden incited violence against Tika, including making permissible his killing, after the young magician was hired to do a magic show at the opening of a new mall.
“Everyone has declared their solidarity with the young man, Mohammed the magician, but this is not enough. We are facing a dangerous precedent and this is why we hold the Southern Transitional Council [STC], judicial authorities and all those concerned in Aden, accountable for the life of this Adeni youth,” Yemeni rights activist Anis Abdulla wrote in a Facebook post on Saturday.
4. Fauci in position A
Remember when Dr Fauci said masks were useless against Covid? I do. pic.twitter.com/WlGHPJw7mp
— FFAC ?? (@stevelanebitch) July 12, 2020
5. More of Operation Paint Drop. African Americans against Marxist usurping of the black experience in America for the spread of communism.
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) July 19, 2020
6. Interesting protest. Will be an excellent example of how the dialectic works. One is protected and done by the mayor. What will happen to this guy and his protest?
In case you didn’t hear,
‘Baby Lives Matter’ was painted on the street in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Salt Lake City overnight.
This needs to happen across America.
— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) July 18, 2020
7. President Trump did some highly symbolic redecorating at the White House. Scott Ventureyra does some proper counter-narrative analysis. Could be a good sign for the people who want a gold standard.
A bold move was made by President Trump, when he replaced Bill Clinton’s and George W. Bush’s portraits from the Grand Foyer of the White House with those of William McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt. Clinton’s and Bush’s portraits were shifted into an unused room.
But, why would The White House do this? Is it a personal vendetta or something deeper?
Interestingly, McKinley raised tariffs to promote and protect American industry. Trump himself had set high tariffs on China in September. McKinley also signed into law, The Gold Standard Act of 1900; this established gold as the only standard for redeeming paper money. He significantly advanced the U.S. economy. McKinley was assassinated in 1901. He was succeeded by Roosevelt. In 1912, in his third run for presidency, Roosevelt was shot in the middle of his speech. Throughout American history four sitting presidents were assassinated: Abraham Lincoln (1865), James A. Garfield (1881), William McKinley (1901), and John F. Kennedy (1963). Moreover, two were wounded in assassination attempts Roosevelt; and Ronald Reagan, as a sitting president in 1981. All of the attacks were carried out with a firearm. All of them with the exception of JFK and Roosevelt representing The Progressive Party from 1912 onward were Republicans.
A man has been taken into custody as part of an investigation into a series of fires, which are believed to have been started deliberately, at the Cathedral of St. Pierre and St. Paul in the western French city of Nantes.
The 39-year-old man was arrested at his home on Saturday afternoon, and the prosecutor revealed that he was in custody on Sunday morning.
According to local media reports, the individual is understood to be a Rwandan man who worked for the diocese as a volunteer. He was not previously known to police, according to the Europe1 news outlet.
On Saturday, prosecutor Pierre Sennes revealed that three fires had been started at the church. The blazes completely destroyed the cathedral’s grand organ, smashed a prominent stained glass window on the building’s facade, and ravaged a valuable 19th-century painting that had been sent from Rome.
(The French State was fast to admit it was arson and provide evidence for it, saying that the fire started in 3 locations. It will be interesting to learn more about the perp and what happens to him in this case. The French typically hide or bury info on these attacks when its reasonable to assume its a muslim or leftist who starts a fire at a Church or other significant Christian or Jewish site.)
Tech giant Cisco has reportedly fired a number of its employees for making comments critical of Black Lives Matter, including the statement “all lives matter” in response to the popular refrain.
ReclaimTheNetreports that the employees were fired for commenting on a video conference by the company’s CEO and other top executives, who expressed vocal support for the Black Lives Matter organization.
The publication reports that an internal company survey found that only 3.8% of Cisco employees were black, and that the executives at the top committed itself to changing this number by hiring more black employees.
10. Communist anti-individualist uses her nearly unique sexual and racial identity as authority to declare that the US as a polity should be destroyed.
This… thing… says the quiet part out loud.
“The abolition of the United States,” she says they want.
Sedition. Jail. pic.twitter.com/Fp5yk7Z7nz
— Raheem Kassam (@RaheemKassam) July 18, 2020
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