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Transgender schoolboy, 15, who took his own life has TWO funerals and separate headstones

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A 15-year-old transgender boy who took his own life has had two funerals and will have two headstones after his parents argued over his gender in court.

When the Perth schoolboy - who cannot be named for legal reasons - died on March 4, his parents could not agree on what name to put on his memorial plaque during a dispute at the Family Court of Western Australia.

The mother and father have since agreed to split their son's ashes in half, have two memorial plaques and held separate funerals and memorial services.

His father wanted to use the child's deadname - his female name which is on his birth certificate - while his mother opted to use the name her son chose when he came out as transgender, reported the West Australian.

The day after he attempted to take his life, the young boy went to school but his health quickly deteriorated and he died at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital a few days later.

He was described by friends as a well-loved, caring friend and talented artist with a dark sense of humour and colourful hair.

The schoolboy was referred to Perth’s Gender Diversity Service and was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder at age 14.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9487539/Transgender-schoolboy-took-life-TWO-funerals-parents-argue-gender.html
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Its all coming out

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Based on the initial reports from the Arizona election audit where Briben won by a total of 10,457 the total of fraudulent votes total is over 254,722 .. Let that fact sink in for a minute!
Looking very good for Trump and not good at all for the creeper!

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/22/arizona-republicans-begin-audit-2020-election-ballots
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IT GETS WORSE FOR MAGATS

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https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/jasonleopold/flynn-bannon-manafort-private-emails-mueller?bftwnews&utm_term=4ldqpgc#4ldqpgc

Five days before Donald Trump was sworn in as president in January 2017, his former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, sent an email to the person Trump had chosen as deputy national security adviser.

“I have some important information I want to share that I picked up on my travels over the last month,” Manafort wrote to KT McFarland.

Manafort’s ties to foreign leaders had already attracted the scrutiny of the FBI, and McFarland wasn’t sure if she should take him up on his offer. So she sent an email to her boss, Michael Flynn.

“Give [sic] all that is going on should I meet with him?” McFarland asked.

“I would not meet with him until we’re in the hot seats,” Flynn wrote. “Unknown who he is working for and perception would not be good, especially now.”

These emails are part of a cache of nearly 300 pages of documents from former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign that were turned over Monday to BuzzFeed News and CNN in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit. The records — emails, text messages, and memos seized from subjects and witnesses — contain previously undisclosed details about the Trump campaign’s discussions involving Russia.

The records released Monday also show that Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, and Donald Trump Jr. were deeply involved in the early stages of the campaign. Ivanka told the cochair of the campaign that Donald Jr. could recommend military advisers, and Kushner discussed his secret meeting with Henry Kissinger. And in a document titled “National Security Memo 4,” Sebastian Gorka, a future adviser to the president, warned the campaign that Russia was a “criminal enterprise” and that Putin would only respond to “a determined show of force.”
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Activists in London demand a "Citizens' Assembly"

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>A citizens' assembly is a body formed from citizens or generally people to deliberate on issues of local or national or international importance

>Although these are usually dissolved upon achieving their aims some believe they need to be ongoing and exist parallel to government

>What do YOU think?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9550143/Eco-warriors-scale-HS2s-London-HQ-spray-fire-extinguishers-pink-paint.html
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Garrett Rolfe back on the job.

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https://www.cnn.com/2021/05/05/us/atlanta-former-officer-garrett-rolfe-reinstated/index.html

Garrett Rolfe, the former Atlanta police officer charged in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot, was wrongly terminated, the Atlanta Civil Service Board has ruled.

"We are very excited that the Civil Board says that due process matters," Lance LoRusso, attorney for Garrett Rolfe, told CNN in a statement. He added that Rolfe's reinstatement will likely take some time, but he intended to get his client back to work.

The Atlanta Police Department, in a statement, said: "It is important to note that the CSB did not make a determination as to whether officer Rolfe violated Atlanta Police Department policies. In light of the CSB's rulings, APD will conduct an assessment to determine if additional investigative actions are needed."

The APD said the decision merely said the firing process was "not done in accordance with the Atlanta City Code."

APD said Rolfe "will remain on administrative leave" until the criminal charges against him are resolved.

The mayor's office echoed the APD's statement, saying the firing was reversed because it was not in line with city code and that no determination was made on whether Rolfe violated department policy.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, in a statement, said: "Given the volatile state of our city and nation last summer, the decision to terminate this officer, after he fatally shot Mr. Brooks in the back, was the right thing to do."
Brooks' death, two weeks after the death of George Floyd while in Minneapolis police custody last May, sparked protests across Atlanta, and the city's police chief stepped down less than a day after the shooting.
"Had immediate action not been taken, I firmly believe that the public safety crisis we experienced during that time would have been significantly worse," she added.
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Ebola Airborne Outbreak Of Ebola At Airport

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EBOLA UNITED STATES

AIRBORNE EBOLA

ability to detect Ebola virus in air samples at airports , will provide a better understanding of aerosol Ebola and Ebola infected passengers at airports

https://www.ebolaoutbreakmap.com/listings/ebola-at-airport/

Billie Eilish: Sexual misconduct is everywhere

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>Singer Billie Eilish has spoken about the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct, describing it as being "everywhere".

>In an interview with Vogue, she said she doesn't "know one girl or woman who hasn't had a weird experience, or a really bad experience".

>"And men, too - young boys are taken advantage of constantly," she said.

>Vogue interviewer Laura Snapes wrote that it also "happened to Eilish when she was younger", but added "the details are hers."

>The Grammy award-winning, American singer-songwriter, 19, was discussing her new single Your Power, which is about an abuser taking advantage of a minor.

>"It's an open letter to people who take advantage - mostly men," she said.

>She also unveiled a new look in her photoshoot for the magazine, using it as an opportunity to hit back at those who discuss what she wears.

>Describing the look as "classic, old-timey pin-up", the star's signature black and green hair is now platinum blonde (although the blonde colour first appeared a few weeks ago).
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-56969187
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Trump vindicated as FEC closes probe of campaign

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https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/may/6/fec-drops-probe-against-donald-trump-stormy-daniel/

>The Federal Elections Commission voted Thursday to close a probe of former President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, saying it had not found any proof of any violations.

>On a 4-1 vote, the panel ended the investigation into hush money paid by former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels.

>The panel said it had failed to find that Mr. Trump or his campaign “knowingly and willfully” violated campaign-finance law when Mr. Cohen paid $130,000 in October 2016 to the adult actress whose real name is Stephanie Clifford and who says she had had an affair with the real-estate tycoon earlier that decade.

>According to a report in The Hill, the panel’s two Republican commissioners, Allen Dickerson and Sean Cooksey, said Mr. Cohen already served three years in prison on charges related to the payments and the matter was “not the best use of agency resources.”

>The panel’s two Democratic members disagreed, saying in a separate statement that the probe should have been continued.

>“To conclude that a payment, made 13 days before Election Day to hush up a suddenly newsworthy 10- year-old story, was not campaign-related, without so much as conducting an investigation, defies reality,” wrote Ellen Weintraub and Shana Broussard.

>But without a factual finding that Mr. Trump or the campaign itself, rather than Mr. Cohen personally, had committed a violation, the panel had no way to move forward and the 4-1 vote ended the investigation.

Womp womp
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'This Is Our Home': Black Hebrew Israelites in Shock After Israel Announces Deportation Plan

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'This Is Our Home': Black Hebrew Israelites in Shock After Israel Announces Deportation Plan

The African-American group first came to Israel in the late 1960s, but now about 100 of them may have to return to the United States. 'It’s no secret that those most opposed to us being here are the ultra-Orthodox,' a community leader tells Haaretz

Zakiya Nyasuman was 26 years old when she left her home in Kentucky and arrived in the southern desert town of Dimona 27 years ago. Her three children were all born in Israel.

Last Thursday, she was notified that they had 60 days to leave the country.

“I haven’t been back in the U.S. since I left, and my kids don’t know anywhere else,” says the 53-year-old single mom. “They’ve never left this country. This is our home.”

Dawn Hercules, 51, finds herself in a similar situation. She too received a letter from the Israeli Interior Ministry last week notifying her that her request to obtain residency for herself and her eight children has been denied, and that they could no longer stay in the country.

“I’ve spent most of my adult life here,” says Hercules, who left her home in South Carolina “to return to the Holy Land” more than 20 years ago. “All my children were born here, and now two of them are in college in the middle of their studies. What are they supposed to do?”

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-african-american-group-in-shock-after-israel-announces-deportation-plan-1.9755881
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Trump DoJ secretly spied on reporters covering story of Trump conspiring with the Russians

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RIP 1st amendment.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/trump-justice-dept-seized-post-reporters-phone-records/2021/05/07/933cdfc6-af5b-11eb-b476-c3b287e52a01_story.html

The Trump Justice Department secretly obtained Washington Post journalists’ phone records and tried to obtain their email records over reporting they did in the early months of the Trump administration on Russia’s role in the 2016 election, according to government letters and officials.

In three separate letters dated May 3 and addressed to Post reporters Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller, and former Post reporter Adam Entous, the Justice Department wrote they were “hereby notified that pursuant to legal process the United States Department of Justice received toll records associated with the following telephone numbers for the period from April 15, 2017 to July 31, 2017.” The letters listed work, home or cellphone numbers covering that three-and-a-half-month period.

Cameron Barr, The Post’s acting executive editor, said: “We are deeply troubled by this use of government power to seek access to the communications of journalists. The Department of Justice should immediately make clear its reasons for this intrusion into the activities of reporters doing their jobs, an activity protected under the First Amendment.”

News organizations and First Amendment advocates have long decried the government practice of seizing journalists’ records in an effort to identify the sources of leaks, saying it unjustly chills critical newsgathering. The last such high-profile seizure of reporters’ communications records came several years ago as part of an investigation into the source of stories by a reporter who worked at BuzzFeed, Politico and the New York Times. The stories at issue there also centered around 2017 reporting on the investigation into Russian election interference.
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