[FoxNews] The City of Seattle held a racially segregated employee training session aimed at White staffers and instructing them on "undoing your own whiteness" in order to be held accountable by people of color, according to documents obtained by a public records request.
The session took place on June 12, as protesters took part in the so-called "Capitol Hill Organized Protest" in the Capitol Hill district.
One handout distributed in the session reportedly declared how "racism is not our fault but we are responsible." Another said White staffers must give up "the land" and their "guaranteed physical safety" in order to be an "accomplice" for racial justice.
Christopher F. Rufo, an editor for City Journal and director of the Discovery Institute’s Center on Wealth and Poverty, said he filed a public records request regarding the training session. On Monday, he published copies of the materials distributed to employees in the session on his Twitter account.
The City of Seattle held a training session for white employees called “Interrupting Internalized Racial Superiority and Whiteness.”
So I did a public records request to find out exactly what this means. Let's go through it together in this thread. 👇
According to his screenshots, the Office of Civil Rights hosted a two-and-a-half-hour "Training on Internalized Racial Superiority for White People."
In the email invitation to the event, the office asked "city employees who identify as white to join this training to learn, reflect, challenge ourselves, and build skills and relationships that help us show up more fully as allies and accomplices for racial justice."
"We’ll examine our complicity in the system of white supremacy — how we internalize and reinforce it — and begin to cultivate practices that enable us to interrupt racism in ways to be accountable to Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) folks within our community," the email invitation said.
A two-column chart also listed characteristics that defined "Internalized Racial Oppression."
"Internalized Racial Superiority," was defined by perfectionism, individualism, imposition, arrogance, paternalism, silence, intellectualization, control, violence, comfort, appropriation, cognitive dissonance, objectivity and "anti-blackness." More at the link. This stuff is sick and twisted.
It's projecting their own false faith that "all cultures are equal" and trying to explain away why black culture with it's "diverse" approach to following the law is such a wealth destroying criminal tolerating disaster.
Reminds me of the story I heard of the Khmer Rouge shooting anybody who wore glasses. They figured that if you wore glasses, you needed them for reading and you were therefore an intellectual. Couldn't have that.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
07/09/2020 11:50 Comments ||
[ToloNews] At least three coppers were killed, and 18 others were maimed, in a suicide kaboom on police HQ in Kandahar on Wednesday morning, a security source said.
The incident happened at 4:00 am in Shah Wali Kot district, as a suicide boom-mobileer detonated his explosives near the police HQ, the source said.
The district governor's compound is also close to the police HQ, according to the source.
Bahir Ahmad, a front man for the provincial governor, said: "We had information about a possible attack on police HQ and the forces were prepared. The jacket wallah was shot before he reached his target but his explosives detonated."
Three coppers were killed in the attack and 14 others, including civilians, were maimed, he said.
No group including the Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... has grabbed credit for the attack.
"At around 4 a.m., a jacket wallah driving a large (Afghan security force) truck came under fire from security forces before reaching his goal, but detonated explosives near police headquarters and the governor's residential complex," the governor's front man, Bahir Ahmad Ahamdi, said.
The police headquarters and governor's compound suffered severe damage.
The Taliban ...mindless ferocity in a turban... grabbed credit, saying in a statement that the police headquarters had been used as a military hub for security force operations against the Islamist krazed killers.
[ToloNews] Ghazni's Deh Yak district police chief, Habibullah, was killed in a roadside mine blast on Wednesday morning, said the office of the provincial governor in a statement.
The incident happened as Habibullah was on the way to support security forces in a fight with the Taliban ...Arabic for students... in the district and his vehicle struck a roadside mine, it said.
If he weren’t on his way to fight the Taliban, he would not have hit the IED and been kilked. Therefore it’s the Taliban’s fault — that’s traditional Muslim logic.
The Taliban has attacked several security checkpoints in the district and clashed with security forces, the statement said.
The Taliban recently increased their attacks on Afghan cops.
On Tuesday, Mir Zaman, the police commander in Kuz Kunar district in Nangarhar The unfortunate Afghan province located adjacent to Mohmand, Kurram, and Khyber Agencies. The capital is Jalalabad. The province was the fief of Younus Khalis after the Soviets departed and one of his sons is the current provincial Taliban commander. Nangarhar is Haqqani country.. , was killed when a jacket wallah detonated his vehicle in the district market.
Two of the commander's guards were also killed in the incident, said Attaullah Khogyani, the Nangarhar governor's front man.
According to Khogyani ten others were maimed in the incident.
[ALMASDARNEWS] The Ansarallah forces resumed their offensive inside the Marib Governorate on Monday, as their troops inched closer to the strategic administrative capital, which is under the control of the Saudi-backed Islah forces.
According to reports on Monday, the Ansarallah forces managed to capture the Halhalan Valley inside the contested Majzar District of the Marib Governorate.
Furthermore, the Ansarallah forces also captured several points inside the Midghal District after a fierce battle with the Islah fighters.
For the Islah forces, losing the administrative capital of Marib would be devastating, especially since they lost the neighboring al-Jawf Governorate earlier this year.
As of now, it looks like the Ansarallah forces are attempting to encircle Marib city, which is similar to their battle strategy to capture the administrative capital of al-Jawf.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/09/2020 00:00 ||
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Cody Beau Porter, 30, a school instructor for Multnomah County & an open communist, was arrested & charged w/assaulting a federal officer at the Portland #antifa riot. He was given a pretrial release & ordered to not possess weapons, fireworks or lasers. https://t.co/ARFPMuyzv9pic.twitter.com/w7FcyjFehr
This is what antifa rioters have been systemically doing to the security cameras in downtown. They climb up and use weapons to destroy them. @MultCoSO is asking for help in identifying this vandal: pic.twitter.com/Q6QX6EtL1A
Now, if they can just stop doing selfies while rioting, they'll be on their way to opsec.
(Not counting the ICE drones and the monitor plane circling around Portland basically all night. Can you say "Argus Stare"?)
Posted by: ed in texas ||
07/09/2020 15:31 Comments ||
Surprised they didn't do this the first night in all of the rioting cities. I guess it might have given up the game too early.
My question: Would journalists/political operatives who describe Antifa as a right-wing “fantasy” get away with this lie if the public knew what is taking place in Portland every night? https://t.co/MwVNzmHTIu
[ABC6ONYOURSIDE] The Columbus Division of Police is asking for the public's help in identifying a group of people accused of surrounding and attacking a vehicle during protests and riots on May 31.
Video shared by Columbus Police shows the group engaging in violent mostly peaceful behavior directed at the victim, who has cerebral palsy, and his vehicle. Police said the group also acted violent mostly peacefully toward others who came to help the man and stop the violence.
The incident happened at about 7 p.m. on May 31 at the intersection of High Street and Broad Street.
Police are asking anyone who recognizes the people in the video to call Det. Steven Nace at 614-645-2119.
Posted by: Fred ||
07/09/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Antifa/BLM
I wonder what they mean by 'damages'. At first I thought the cops might have surveyed the CHAZ / CHOP area and estimated property damage. There's also (further) financial damage with respect to closed businesses, businesses running at less than 100%, etc.
Down the road, I think it will be very possible to correlate the damage done by rioters and the resulting drop in businesses and population decline. Either way, businesses will be leaving larger cities one way or the other. For instance, Boston had rioting for two or three days and that was limited largely to the Back Bay and some areas around City Hall. By way of comparison, NYC, Portland, Seattle and Milwaukee have been both more frequent (in days), higher participant numbers and much worse in physical damage. Most likely outcome for those cities - they're future Detroits.
Self defeating strategy to burn out the nests where your behavior is tolerated or encouraged. Resistance and push back in other places especially by awakening vigilance groups will be more dynamic than the passivity so far. It doesn’t take long to figure out that when selective law enforcement doesn’t protect you, why bother to obey it. What follows is the release of pent up anger from those that have been holding it back out of respect for. system that suddenly appears to be failing. Seems my prepper friends may have been prescient after all.
[JPost] The tests last year were already known, so Russia’s agenda of discussing them again may be linked to a wider one.
Turkey, a member of NATO, tested the Russian-made S-400 air defense system on US-made F-16 jets during a drill in November 2019, Russia’s state media TASS has reported. The use of the S-400 against the F-16s was already reported last year, but the new details from Russian media appear to cement the claim and infer that something more was going on in those tests.
Russia has an interest in knowing how well its air defense performs against US warplanes. Russia’s S-400 is the top tier of its numerous air defense systems. Some of these systems have been called into question due to mistakes. S-200s used by the Syrian regime shot down a Russian airplane by mistake in 2018. Iranian models of Russian systems have scored big in 2019 with the shoot-down of a US drone, but the Iranians also shot down a civilian jetliner in January.
In Syria there are questions about the radar and reliability of the S-300s and Pantsir and other systems abilities to track modern drones and fifth generational jets. Russia’s Pantsirs were also destroyed by Turkish drones in battles in Idlib and Libya this year.
It is therefore of great importance for Russia to know how the S-400 performed against a NATO member’s F-16s. What Turkey got out of this test is less clear now. Why would Ankara test the S-400 it bought from Russia against its own F-16s, unless it was at the behest of Moscow, wanting to see how it performed? The narrative last year was that Turkey merely wanted to test communications between the platforms so it didn’t shoot down its own jets.
Russia’s TASS media only says that a source close to the Turkish defense industry told TASS that the S-400 was tested on the US-made F-16s. The S-400s are the center a controversy with Washington. By acquiring them for billions of dollars, Turkey has distanced itself from its traditional US ally and become a closer ally of Russia.
The US administration has begged Turkey not to move toward Moscow, with one US senator even suggesting to buy the Russian S-400s from Turkey to please Ankara. What exactly the US would do with S-400s it doesn’t need is unclear — and it is unclear if Moscow would let the technology be floated on a barge over to the US to be picked apart by US engineers.
Russia’s reasoning for bringing up the November tests this week is also unclear. Turkey got the S-400s in July 2019. It began to test them in November and they were supposed to be operational in April 2020. But they don’t seem to be operational yet. This raises questions about what was the overall point of Turkey spending billions on air defense it doesn’t need. For Russia, the point seems to be its desire to bring this up as part of an attempt to sink any questions about Turkey and the US working more closely.
[JPost] Hamas claimed on Thursday that the arrest of two of its senior officials in the West Bank by the IDF was intended to derail Palestinian efforts to prevent Israel from applying its sovereignty to parts of the West Bank.
The two, Jamal Tawil and Hussein Abu Kwiek, were arrested during a pre-dawn IDF raid on their homes in Ramallah and its twin city of El-Bireh.
Tawil, who was elected mayor of El-Bireh in 2006, has been arrested several times by the IDF during the past two decades because of his activities on behalf of Hamas. Last year, after he went on hunger strike to protest his administrative detention, he was released from prison.
Abu Kweik, also a senior Hamas official in the West Bank, had also been previously arrested several times by the IDF in the past two decades. He was also arrested on a number of occasions by the Palestinian Authority security forces. During the Second Intifada, his wife and three children were killed in an IDF attack on his vehicle in Ramallah.
Hamas spokesman Hazem Qassem said that the arrest of the two top officials was part of "desperate attempt to obstruct the joint path of national work to confront plans to liquidate the Palestinian cause."
Qassem was referring to last week’s announcement by Hamas and the Palestinian ruling Fatah faction that they have reached agreement to work together to topple Israel’s annexation plan and US President Donald Trump’s Mideast peace vision, also known as the Deal of the Century.
"Despite the arrest of our leaders [in the West Bank], Hamas will continue its struggle against the occupation and its projects," Qassem said. "We will also continue to develop the path of unity with all components of our people in order to reach a joint strategy for confronting the colonial annexation plan."
Posted by: Frank G ||
07/09/2020 11:21 ||
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Be a badass jihadist and get your arrested. Happens to even the best of them.
New images show the scale of the destruction from the explosion at Iran's Natanz nuclear facility on July 2. There may be further damage to the facility's underground elements, which aren't visible from above.
[Jpost] Security expert David Albright told the ’Post’ that some of the damage is likely irreparable.
Nearly three quarters of Iran's main centrifuge assembly hall was destroyed by the recent explosion there, Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) President David Albright has told The Jerusalem Post.
Albright said that this latest revelation is based on two new satellite overviews showing a much fuller picture than footage that was released last weekend and indicates that the vast majority of the centrifuge assembly hall was wiped out.
This could mean there would be increased delay to Iran's nuclear program, since it will have to recover from the incident.
"It is clear that a major explosion took place, destroying nearly three quarters of the main centrifuge assembly hall, generating a fire that blackened a major portion of the building, the blackening visible where the roof had been blown away by the earth-shattering kaboom," Albright said.
According to the latest report by the think tank, "High-resolution commercial satellite imagery...shows that the Iran ...a theocratic Shiite state divided among the Medes, the Persians, and the (Arab) Elamites. Formerly a fairly civilized nation ruled by a Shah, it became a victim of Islamic revolution in 1979. The nation is today noted for spontaneously taking over other countries' embassies, maintaining whorehouses run by clergymen, involvement in international drug trafficking, and financing sock puppet militias to extend the regime's influence. The word Iran is a cognate form of Aryan. The abbreviation IRGC is the same idea as Stürmabteilung (or SA). The term Supreme Guide is a the modern version form of either Duce or Führer or maybe both. They hate JewsZionists Jews. Their economy is based on the production of oil and vitriol... Centrifuge Assembly Center (ICAC) at the Natanz Enrichment Site has suffered significant, extensive, and likely irreparable, damage to its main assembly hall section."
Further, the report says, "This new facility, inaugurated in 2018, was critical to the mass production of advanced centrifuges, in particular the assembly of rotor assemblies, the rapidly spinning part of the centrifuge and its most crucial component. "
In terms of rolling back Tehran's future nuclear program plans, the report adds, "An annex to the building was intended to assemble electrical components of centrifuges, including motors, another important component of centrifuges."
Posted by: Fred ||
07/09/2020 00:00 ||
Top|| File under: Govt of Iran
Windows, such as the are, blown out. Instruments which aren't damaged in buildings which aren't damaged need to be recalibrated. How's the plumbing? Any of the maintenance staff being questioned? Lots more delay than simply fixing up the building in the lower left.
Posted by: Richard Aubrey ||
07/09/2020 0:58 Comments ||
I don't think that building's getting fixed up; way too much damage done, and half the place isn't there anymore.
I guess you could now call it the 'contractor's special'.
Fresh clashes reportedly erupted between the Syrian regime forces and the ISIS) terrorists in the triangle of "Aleppo-Hama-Al-Raqqah" where nearly 25 regime soldiers and IS militants were killed, a monitor said.
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
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Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
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