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Armed conspiracy group will defend Republicans at Minneapolis Trump rally

Republicans will be escorted to and from their cars. That duty will fall to Oath Keepers, a “patriot” group whose members fancy themselves as “guardians of the republic.” Or as the Southern Poverty Law Center calls them, “one of the largest radical anti-government groups in the U.S. today.”

They are not the kind of people you want entering your city. Especially since they tend to be heavily armed.

The group was launched in 2009 after—not coincidentally—we elected a black president. Its beliefs roughly mirrored the conspiracy theories of the day: that the black guy was preparing to invoke martial law. That he would take away your guns. That he would relegate patriots to detention camps.

The group has shown up heavily armed at the Ferguson, Missouri protests and Cliven Bundy’s Nevada standoff with the federal government. So bringing them to Minneapolis is a bit like dumping lighter fluid on a national forest.

http://www.citypages.com/news/armed-conspiracy-group-will-defend-republicans-at-minneapolis-trump-rally/562562061

All-female hurricane hunter flight crew makes history as Dorian strengthens

This group of pilots made history as Hurricane Dorian strengthens and takes aim at Florida.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Aircraft Operations Center tweeted a photo Thursday of its first all-female flight crew on a reconnaissance mission ahead of Dorian's expected landfall in the U.S.

The photo showed Capt. Kristie Twining, Cmdr. Rebecca Waddington and Lt. Lindsey Norman aboard NOAA 49.

The three ladies flew around Hurricane Dorian to collect data over nearly seven hours, covering more than 3,600 miles.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/female-hurricane-hunter-flight-crew-makes-history-dorian/story?id=65289625

Denver first in U.S. to decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms

Source: Denver Post

Psilocybin possession would remain illegal but would become police’s “lowest law-enforcement priority”

Denver is poised to become the first city in the nation to effectively decriminalize psychedelic mushrooms.

After trailing in results postings Tuesday night and early Wednesday, final unofficial results just posted showed a reversal of fortune — with Initiative 301 set to pass narrowly with 50.6 percent of the vote. The total stands at 89,320 votes in favor and 87,341 against, a margin of 1,979.

While efforts are afoot to get psilocybin-related measures on the ballot in Oregon and California in 2020, Denver hosted the first-ever U.S. popular vote on the matter, according to organizers. An earlier effort in California last year failed to qualify for the ballot.


Read more: https://www.denverpost.com/2019/05/08/denver-psychedelic-magic-mushroom/

Autocorrect nightmare: Typo in Bill C-45 legalizes cannibalism instead of cannabis

OTTAWA – Canada is one step closer to the accidental legalization of cannibalism after the House of Commons passed a typo-ridden Bill C-45, formerly known as The Cannabis Act.

https://www.thebeaverton.com/2017/12/autocorrect-nightmare-typo-bill-c-45-legalizes-cannibalism-instead-cannabis/

Lost 'A Clockwork Orange' sequel discovered in author's archives

A previously undiscovered "sequel" to Anthony Burgess' dystopian cult classic "A Clockwork Orange" has been found among the author's archives.

In the unfinished "The Clockwork Condition," the author responds to the moral panic caused by Stanley Kubrick's film adaptation of his most-famous novel, which had come out just weeks before.

The nonfiction work, which also includes a series of philosophical thoughts on the human condition, runs to around 200 typewritten pages, and features several handwritten notes. It had been left for decades among in his abandoned home in Bracciano, Italy, before being boxed up after his death in 1993 and sent to the International Anthony Burgess Foundation in Manchester, England, alongside several other works and possessions.

"It's given us more detail about a whole range of thoughts and feelings he had about culture, in the immediate aftermath of the film having come out," Biswell added.

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/a-clockwork-orange-sequel-scli-gbr-intl/index.html?utm_term=link&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2019-04-25T14%3A59%3A04&utm_source=fbCNN&fbclid=IwAR2i6oF-bVj582YlGoTnHaDd3mNlu5uVEhqywmO1sD-PgvftmKBEiYjLDOg

Armed vigilantes apprehend hundreds of asylum seekers near Mexican border

Armed vigilantes apprehend hundreds of asylum seekers near Mexican border

Members of a heavily-armed group of vigilantes calling themselves the United Constitutional Patriots intercepted and apprehended hundreds of asylum seekers this week, despite having no authority to do so.

One of the men filmed while others took the asylum seekers, including children, into custody on Tuesday night. For the past two months, the group has camped out in the desert near the town of Sunland Park, on the border between New Mexico and the Mexican state of Chihuahua.

A Customs and Border Protection (CBP) official told ThinkProgress that while the agency welcomes community assistance, it does not condone vigilante groups taking border enforcement into their own hands.

“We’re just Americans,” Benvie said. “We’re veterans, we’re ex-law enforcement, we’re people who care about the over-strained Border Patrol.” As to why the group was so heavily armed, Benvie contended that there was danger that went along with their patrols, since they were supposedly interfering with cartel-run trafficking.

https://thinkprogress.org/vigilante-group-asylum-seekers-mexico-367557475411/

These groups have been at the border for MONTHS yet “CBP welcomes community assistance, it does not condone vigilante groups taking border enforcement into their own hands.”

Scary shit that this is allowed to transpire with impunity...

We Cannot Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership

WE CAN'T LET JOHN DEERE DESTROY THE VERY IDEA OF OWNERSHIP

https://www.wired.com/2015/04/dmca-ownership-john-deere/

TL;DR -if you bought it; you should own it.

Identity Evropa

Identity Evropa is at the forefront of the racist "alt-right's" effort to recruit white, college-aged men and transform them into the fashionable new face of white nationalism. Rather than denigrating people of color, the campus-based organization focuses on raising white racial consciousness, building community based on shared racial identity and intellectualizing white supremacist ideology.

https://www.splcenter.org/fighting-hate/extremist-files/group/identity-evropa

This is your “intellectualizing white supremacy” from one of it’s most vocal ringleaders; Eli Mosley (Elliott Kline) from 2017:

“I work in HR firing niggers and spics all day. Before that, I was in the army and I got to kill Muslims for fun. I’m not sure which one was better: watching niggers and spics cry because they can’t feed their little mud children or watching Muslims brains spray on the wall. Honestly both probably suck compared to listening to a kike’s scream while in the oven.” —Eli Mosley

SLPC dossier on Elliot Kline:

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/11/27/identity-evropas-controversial-new-ringleader

Trump signed an executive order today to ensure that this type of speech is given equal protection on college campuses nationwide today.

Let that sink in for a moment...

John McCain & Donald Trump

https://twitter.com/therickwilson/status/1107643333453713408

Former Fox News reporter named to lead counter-propaganda efforts at State

(CNN) - The State Department on Thursday announced that a former Fox News reporter would lead its agency in charge of efforts to counter foreign propaganda and disinformation.

Lea Gabrielle will become the special envoy and coordinator of the Global Engagement Center, State Department deputy spokesperson Robert Palladino announced during the department press briefing.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/07/politics/lea-gabrielle-gec-state/index.html
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