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Qanon site shuttered after man behind it confirmed to be a lizard person

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One of the largest websites peddling conspiracies related to the rising QAnon movement was shut down after a fact-checking group discovered a New Jersey man behind the site.

The now-removed website titled garnered more than 10 million visitors in July, according to analytics firm SimilarWeb, Bloomberg News reported.

The website operated as an archive and aggregator for posts from Q, the anonymous figure who is widely speculated to be behind the QAnon theory. The creator of the website is known by the screen name "QAppAnon."

On Thursday, fact-checking site published a report alleging it discovered Jason Gelinas of Berkeley Heights as the "sole developer and mouthpiece" of
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Mail-in voting could be a trick

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Jews claim ownership of Ginsburg's seat, demand jewish nominee

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>Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a true ‘Tzadik,’ battled to the end. Now it’s on us.
Jewish tradition says this is the most auspicious time of year to die.

The idea is this: If God is deciding during the High Holy Days who shall live and who shall die over the next year — inscribing and then sealing us all in the imagined Book of Life and Book of Death — then those who die close to the next High Holy Days are the ones God granted the most time. In this thinking, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was doomed to die during the Jewish year 5780, but nonetheless was allowed to live — and so very fully — almost until the hour 5781 began.

I learned this when my own grandmother died on the morning of Erev Yom Kippur in 1997, and invoked it to comfort my husband when his father died three days before Rosh Hashanah in 2016. Now the world is learning it, for the whole world mourns Ginsburg: I was asked in the hours after her death on Friday evening whether it was permissible for non-Jews to say Kaddish for her.

Ginsburg embodies this concept in a secular context, too. If the universe had determined she would die during President Trump’s tenure, she persisted until practically the end of this tumultuous four-year term. In and out of the hospital, facing grim diagnosis after grim diagnosis, she battled on, not just surviving but always returning to the intense work of the bench — and the gym; she was famous almost as much for her planks and pushups as for her principled dissents.

Just a few weeks ago she officiated at the (outdoor!) wedding of family friends. NPR reported Friday that she had told her granddaughter in her final days that “my most fervent wish is that I will not be replaced until a new president is installed.”
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Lovely Butts Busted For Bleach Attack

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SEPTEMBER 16--A Florida Woman named Lovely Butts allegedly doused a juvenile relative with bleach and threatened to pistol whip the victim during a confrontation Monday night at a Daytona Beach home.

According to cops, the 64-year-old Butts was arrested on a pair of felonies--aggravated assault and child abuse--and booked into the Volusia County jail, from which she was released today on bond. Seen at right, Butts is scheduled for arraignment on October 15.

Investigators allege that Butts threw bleach at the female victim, “causing the bleach to strike her in the face and mouth” and “also threatened to pistol whip” the girl “while holding a firearm.”

The minor is described in a police report as Butts’s “primary caregiver.”

When police arrived at the residence around 8 PM, they found the victim--who smelled of bleach--in the front yard. The girl told cops that she had gotten into an argument with Butts “about the location of her medication.”

During the dispute, the girl said, Butts poured bleach on her, which “got into her eyes and mouth which almost caused her to lose consciousness.” The girl, who lives with Butts, was treated at the scene by Daytona Beach Fire Department medics.

The victim, cops reported, said she had been fearful of “starting additional arguments with the Defendant so she has been urinating in a Solo cup located in her room.” Officers “located and photographed a cup inside the residence which appeared to coincide with the victim’s story.”

Police seized Butts’s unloaded firearm from her bedroom nightstand and tagged the weapon as evidence.

According to court records, Butts, pictured below with family members, has previously been convicted of passing bad checks.
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Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp MSFT.O recently alerted one of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's main election campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers, according to four people briefed on the matter.

The hacking attempts targeted staff at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a campaign strategy and communications firm working with Biden and other prominent Democrats, over the past two months, the sources said.

Microsoft Corp MSFT.O identified the suspected hacking group as the same set of spies blamed by the U.S. government for breaking into the campaign of Democratic former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and leaking the emails of her staff, two of the sources said.

The group, which many cyber researchers refer to as “Fancy Bear,” is controlled by the Russia’s military intelligence agency, according to reports from the U.S. intelligence community released after the 2016 election.
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University of Chicago English Department is now a Black Studies Department

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The University of Chicago’s English department will only consider graduate school applicants interested in “working in and with Black studies” for this upcoming admissions cycle, it has announced.

The department announced the decision in a faculty statement on the department’s homepage, dated July of this year.

In it, the professors stood with the Black Lives Matter movement and those lives lost to police brutality before committing as a staff “to the struggle of Black and Indigenous people, and all racialized and dispossessed people, against inequality and brutality.”

Their decision came alongside an explanation of how racial strife was impacted by the department’s studies.

>“English as a discipline has a long history of providing aesthetic rationalizations for colonization, exploitation, extraction, and anti-Blackness. Our discipline is responsible for developing hierarchies of cultural production that have contributed directly to social and systemic determinations of whose lives matter and why.

>“And while inroads have been made in terms of acknowledging the centrality of both individual literary works and collective histories of racialized and colonized people, there is still much to do as a discipline and as a department to build a more inclusive and equitable field for describing, studying, and teaching the relationship between aesthetics, representation, inequality, and power,” the statement read.
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Guns are being smuggled across US-Mexico border in small amounts to avoid detection

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Research shows that gun smugglers have taken to trafficking weapons across the U.S.-Mexico border in small batches so as to avoid detection and seizures by the authorities.

In its Global Study on Firearms Trafficking, published on Tuesday, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime found that so-called “ant trafficking,” as the phenomenon of using smaller-scale shipments is known, accounted for 60-70% of all weapons intercepted at the border, with nearly half of these comprising a single firearm.

While the report states that individual smugglers are generally unaffiliated with a particular organised crime group, the pattern speaks to a trend of ‘straw purchasing’, in which such syndicates recruit people without any criminal record, and who are therefore less likely to be stopped, to purchase the guns in the U.S. before discretely transporting them into Mexico.

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Trump Is Covering For Russia. A Homeland Security Whistleblower Adds To The Evidence.

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Warnings from Democratic lawmakers and the latest revelations from a top DHS employee make it clear Trump doesn’t want the public to know what’s happening.

An explosive whistleblower complaint filed by a senior Department of Homeland Security aide this week has shed new light on efforts by President Donald Trump’s administration to deceive Congress and suppress and manipulate intelligence about Russian political interference and the related threat of white supremacy in advance of the 2020 election.

In the complaint, Brian Murphy, the former head of DHS’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, laid out a damning pattern of behavior by top Trump appointees ― most notably Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and his second-in-command, Ken Cuccinelli ― to distort or block intelligence reports that could undermine Trump’s political objectives or reflect poorly on a president who has openly courted both the Kremlin and far-right extremists in America.

Murphy’s complaint is a shocking document that would upend any other administration in recent memory. But it’s also just another data point in an incendiary emerging story: Russia is clearly trying to influence the presidential election, and the Trump administration has doggedly tried to keep both Congress and the public in the dark about those efforts. Democratic lawmakers have also tried to sound the alarm but have been handcuffed by what they say is the Trump administration’s unnecessary classification of election security intelligence, particularly with regard to the Russian threat.

Last month, Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) issued a dire warning in a Washington Post op-ed after reviewing classified material that he described as “more chilling” than anything special counsel Robert S. Mueller III turned up in his investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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