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German Minister Warns of Far-Right Threat as Anti-Semitic Crime Jumps

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https://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2020/05/27/world/europe/27reuters-germany-antisemitism.html

BERLIN — The number of anti-Semitic crimes committed in Germany rose last year by 13%, Interior Minster Horst Seehofer said on Wednesday, laying the blame squarely on right-wing radicals.

Germany has stepped up efforts to counter far-right groups in recent months, especially after a gunman in the city of Halle killed two people outside a synagogue in October.

"The biggest threat in our country comes from the right. This is a reality...We must remain alert and tackle it," said Seehofer, a Bavarian conservative.

Authorities registered 2,032 crimes with an anti-Semitic background, up 13% from 2018, and Seehofer said more than 90% of those were perpetrated by right-wing radicals, said Seehofer.

Germany's Jewish community expressed shock.

"The attack in Halle last year was a signal," said Josef Schuster, President of the Central Council of Jews, urging politicians and society do more to fight anti-Semitism which, he said, had become commonplace in Germany.

"Especially on the Internet, unrestrained hatred hits us. But also on the streets and in schools the rejection of Jews is a massive problem," he said.
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Protesters 1 Pigs 1 Even Ova Floyd Martyr

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Don't fuck with us no mo,
We even now pigs

https://www.kcra.com/article/minneapolis-police-precinct-on-fire-as-protests-grow/32706050

By TIM SULLIVAN and AMY FORLITI
Cheering protesters torched a Minneapolis police station Thursday that the department was forced to abandon as three days of violent protests spread to nearby St. Paul and angry demonstrations flared across the U.S over the death of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who pleaded for air as a white police officer kneeled on his neck
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California democrats make millions from virus

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California democrats make deal with a Chinese bus maker to make shitty masks

https://californiaglobe.com/section-2/exclusive-gov-newsoms-byd-mask-deal-profitable-for-insider-dealmakers/

Exclusive: Gov. Newsom’s BYD Mask Deal Profitable for Insider Dealmakers

Lobbyists don’t report procurement contracts, and gov officials stonewalling on public information

ByKaty Grimes, May 28, 2020 6:28 am

New details are emerging about Gov. Gavin Newsom’s $1.4 Billion deal for masks withBYD, a Chinese electric bus makerthat is nowmanufacturingN95 masks. However, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic the deal has soured, as the masks failed to meet national safety and health standards.

The governor told media that the federal government held up his mask shipment, but in fact, the federal government said Newsom’s Chinese masksfailed safety and health standards. The masks the Chinese company delivered failed to get the approval of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Standard surgical masks are also part of the order.

If that is not clear enough, this is the word salad that Brian Ferguson, the deputy director for crisis communication and public affairs for the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services,served to The Epoch Timeson May 8: “The masks didn’t fail a test, but rather did not pass certification yet.”
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Donald Trump invents conversation with Indian prime minister out of thin air

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https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/govt-officials-deny-trumps-claim-of-talk-with-modi-on-lac-situation/article31700766.ece

The government on Friday forcefully rejected U.S. President Donald Trump’s claim that he had spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the situation on the Line of Actual Control with China, or that the two leaders spoke at all.

“There has been no recent contact between PM Modi and President Trump. The last conversation between them was on 4 April 2020 on the subject of Hydroxychloroquine,” said government sources, who did not wish to be identified.

The sources also dismissed Mr. Trump’s repeated offer of mediation, saying that India and China were in touch directly. Earlier on Thursday, Mr. Trump said on Twitter that he was willing to “mediate or arbitrate” over what he called the “raging border dispute” between India and China.

In a series of responses to the correspondent of the PTI news agency, Mr. Trump said that he had returned from India just prior to the Coronavirus outbreak and that he “just beat COVID”. When asked about his “rockstar popularity” in India, Mr. Trump added, “I got back – I know. And they like me in India. I think they like me in India certainly more than the media likes me in this country.”

While government officials have in the past questioned Mr. Trump’s version of the conversations, this is the first time that they have said that there was no conversation at all, as Mr. Trump claimed, creating a diplomatic precedent of sorts.
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'Absolutely no legal authority': Trump's threats to shut down Twitter

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are 'totally asinine' and reek of censorship, according to legal experts

https://www.businessinsider.com/can-trump-regulate-or-shut-down-twitter-facebook-2020-5?utm_source=feedburner&amp%253Butm_medium=referral&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+businessinsider+%2528Business+Insider%2529

President Donald Trump struck a forceful tone this week when he threatened to "strongly regulate" or entirely shut down social media companies for what he perceives as an anti-conservative bias.

But legal experts say he has "absolutely no legal authority" to carry out his threats.

The president's early-morning tantrum was catalyzed by Twitter's decision on Tuesday to add fact-checking links to two of his tweets alleging voting by mail in California would be "substantially fraudulent" and lead to a "Rigged Election."

Twitter's alert — the first of its kind on the site — linked to a "Moments" page titled, "Trump makes unsubstantiated claim that mail-in ballots will lead to voter fraud" and listed a series of facts contradicting his claims.

Soon after, Trump accused the social media platform of "interfering in the 2020 Presidential Election" and said he wouldn't allow Twitter to stifle free speech.

"Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices," Trump tweeted on Wednesday morning. "We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can ever allow this to happen."

The president said his administration will take "big action" against the tech company.

Ken White, a First Amendment law and criminal defense attorney at Brown White & Osborn (and also a blogger at the popular legal site, Popehat), told Business Insider that Trump's tweets are "empty virtue-signaling to his base."

"The government has no power to close down social media, and social media programs have both statutory and First Amendment rights to moderate and comment as they see fit," he said.
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NSA warns of ongoing Russian hacking campaign against U.S. systems

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https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cyber-usa-russia/nsa-warns-of-ongoing-russian-hacking-campaign-against-u-s-systems-idUSKBN2342RE

The U.S. National Security Agency on Thursday warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure.

“This is a vulnerability that is being actively exploited, that’s why we’re bringing this notification out,” said Doug Cress, chief of the cybersecurity collaboration center and directorate at NSA. “We really want… the broader cybersecurity community to take this seriously.”

The notice is part of a series of public reports by the spy agency, which is responsible for both collecting foreign intelligence and protecting Defense Department systems at home, to share actionable cyber defense information.

Cress declined to discuss which business sectors had been most affected, how many organizations were compromised using the Russian technique, or whether the cyber espionage operation targeted a specific geographic region.

Redditors and leftists all need

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Cooking the Books on COVID-19 Deaths - American Thinker

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Cooking the Books on COVID-19 Deaths - American Thinker - https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/05/cooking_the_books_on_covid19_deaths.html

Trump calls for abolition of Section 230

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-twitter-glorifying-violence-tweet-george-floyd-protests-section-230-a9538581.html

Donald Trump has lashed out at Twitter after it limited access to one of his tweets.

The social media firm said the post, in which Mr Trump suggested he would have people rioting in the wake of George Floyd’s death shot, had violated its rules on glorifying violence.

Mr Floyd died after being restrained by police in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Protests sparked by the release of bodycam footage showing his violent arrest have morphed into riots, leading Mr Trump to threaten to send in the National Guard.

“Twitter is doing nothing about all of the lies & propaganda being put out by China or the Radical Left Democrat Party. They have targeted Republicans, Conservatives & the President of the United States. Section 230 should be revoked by Congress. Until then, it will be regulated!” Mr Trump tweeted on Friday after learning he had been censured.

The tweet that Jack Dorsey’s company decided had finally crossed the line saw the US president reference a civil-rights-era police chief who threatened to use lethal force against rioters in 1967. On Thursday night it reduced the ability of other users to interact with the post, but allowed it to remain live.
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