As BLM struggles to paint their idols as saints, Rowan Sweeney’s heinous murder goes unreported

Mainstream media is garbage. Let’s get that out of the way from the start. They call domestic terrorists “peaceful protesters” while skipping over the tarnished pasts of the Black Lives Matter idols whose deaths caused all the turmoil. If they’re not covering for Antifa or pretending like people like George Floyd and Jacob Blake are saints, they’re incessantly attacking President Trump and Republicans. Don’t get me wrong. By no means am I suggesting that Floyd or Breonna Taylor deserved to die based on their associations with criminal activities. Their deaths were tragic and avoidable. But people are murdered every day who do not get anywhere near the degree of coverage that the BLM heroes get. At times, it’s even worse than just not giving as much coverage as it should. In the case of Rowan Sweeney, his murder is getting ZERO coverage for one inconvenient reason. His death does not match the prescribed narrative that mainstream media is allowed to discuss. Rowan Sweeney was a four-year-old Caucasian boy who died in his mother’s arms after being shot by a Black man. The suspect, 24-year-old Kimonie Bryant pictured above, turned himself in after killing Sweeney and injuring four adults. According to PJ Media: The father of the deceased 4-year-old child spoke at a press conference prior to the suspect turning himself in. “Rowan was the sweetest boy,” he said. “’Rowan was the best. He is so young. He didn’t deserve any of this… buddy, I’m so sorry for you, buddy. I love you.” “Just be a man,” David Sweeney said as he held a photo of his son. “You took my son from me. He was my baby boy. You took him because you’re sick.” “You took my son from me…you can live with that for the rest of your life,” he said before the name of the suspect was announced. Authorities believe Bryant gained entry to the home via the front door and started shooting in the living room prior to fleeing on foot, Fox News reported. One of the male victims was hit with two shots in the back of the head while another was struck two times in the back. As our EIC noted, mainstream media refuses to say Rowan Sweeney’s name. Rowan Sweeney is not being covered by anyone in mainstream media. There will be no rioting over his tragic death. Unlike those who #BLM riots for, Rowan Sweeney was innocent. Too few are willing to #SayHisName as a result. h/t @CarmineSabia https://t.co/GbQbo4qlkI — JD Rucker (@JDRucker) September 24, 2020 Rowan Sweeney was tragically taken from this world, but mainstream media refuses to say his name. He was a 4-year-old Caucasian boy murdered by a Black man. That makes his story verboten to the propaganda pushers of America. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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Breonna Taylor riots will have little to do with Breonna Taylor

In saner days, reactions to a so-called “light” indictment of former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison would likely have included protests (actual peaceful protest), editorials, vigils, and calls by politicians for action. 2020 has not been made up of sane days since February at the latest, so we can expect the news about Breonna Taylor’s alleged killer’s charges to bring rioting, demands to defund police, severe racial tension, and calls by politicians for extreme measures. That’s what 2020 has devolved into. But lost in the narrative about no-knock warrants and a citizen’s right to defend themselves will be the real reason for all the chaos that is about to ensue. Breonna Taylor’s death was tragic and likely avoidable, but she isn’t the real reason for the riots. She’s just another excuse to riot presented by Neo-Marxist agitators who have been actively trying to burn down cities across America for months. These agitators don’t care about Breonna Taylor or no-knock warrants. They don’t even really care about police brutality or systemic racism despite pretending to be fighting both. Their only interest is using this tragedy to spark hatred, anarchy, and the long-awaited revolution they’ve been trying to initiate for years. This is the tag from the U-Haul in Louisville where BLM/Antifa are offloading their riot gear. Looks like 788A13, not sure which state. ⁦@DonaldJTrumpJr⁩ ⁦@ElijahSchaffer⁩ ⁦@stillgray⁩ ⁦@MrAndyNgo⁩ ⁦@TaylerUSA⁩ ⁦@johncardillo⁩ ⁦⁦@FBI⁩ pic.twitter.com/oumTBgQxM6 — Eric Matheny🎙 (@EricMMatheny) September 23, 2020 Black Lives Matter will be at the forefront and Antifa will grab some headlines, but the people representing them on the streets are just pawns. Even most of the agitators are pawns to a higher and much more nefarious force. The agitators may know more about the plan than the useful idiots who will be the tip of the rioting spear, but only negligibly. They believe they are starting a revolution to bring about anarcho-communism and to take down hegemonic authority in all its forms. They are being misled. The revolution they’re really starting on the orders of their puppetmasters is one designed to destroy America, all of it, and all of their agitators’ goals will be tossed to the wayside if they’re successful. Again, they’re just pawns. To the Neo-Marxist puppetmasters, Breonna Taylor is George Floyd. She’s Jacob Blake. She’s every person of color whose death has sparked wanton destruction and inner-city chaos in Democratic-controlled areas across the nation. She’s someone who can be used to fan the flames of their growing insurrection. The circumstances of both her life and death are irrelevant to the evil people at the top of the revolutionary food chain. She, too, is just a pawn to them, even in death. Especially in death. This is a moment when Americans, our representatives in government, and the leaders within the criminal justice system should be talking about the efficacy of no-knock warrants for drug-related crimes. The story being told about the circumstances the night Breonna Taylor was killed tells us two things. First, no-knock warrants are dangerous when done as a half-measure. Reports indicate they did, indeed, knock and attempt to identify themselves rather than simply busting down the door first. If they had initiated the no-knock warrant as it’s supposed to be initiated, it’s unlikely Breonna Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, would have been able to retrieve his legal firearm to fire at the police officers. If they had knocked and waited to issue the warrant without going in, they likely also would have avoided confrontation. But by knocking, waiting, and then coming in, they created a circumstance that led to tragedy. The second thing to understand is that no-knock warrants are dangerous, even when initiated properly, and therefore should not be used for crimes short of kidnapping or threats of violence. It’s understandable to use a no-knock warrant if lives may be in danger, but drug-related no-knock warrants are designed to help law enforcement collect evidence before it’s discarded or destroyed. That’s simply not worth the risk. A standard warrant should be enough to make the majority of proper drug busts and for those who are able to discard their drugs before law enforcement can enter, it’s incumbent on law enforcement to work harder to collect evidence otherwise. Risking the lives of those in their home, whether they’re drug dealers or not, is inappropriate. In fact, it can be deadly. But none of that matters today, at least not as far as the Black Lives Matter and Antifa “activists” are concerned. They aren’t interested in reforms. They want police to be eliminated by budget cuts, violence, intimidation, or a combination of the three. We should be making things better for this nation by learning from how poorly the situation was handled, a situation that led to an unnecessary death. Instead, the “activists” who will be destroying lives and property tonight and in the future only want us to learn one thing: Fear. Justice has NOT been served. Rise UP. All across this country. Everywhere. Rise up for #BreonnaTaylor — Linda Sarsour (@lsarsour) September 23, 2020 The anarchy that will rise surrounding Breonna Taylor’s killing will not make law enforcement better. It will not make anyone safer. It will not bring about positive change. Breonna Taylor’s death will be used to spark the revolution Neo-Marxists have planned for a long time. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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Bishop Robert Smith discusses the state of America’s soul

The worst thing that has ever happened to this nation is the election of President Obama. That’s the first takeaway from Bishop Robert E. Smith, and it only gets more controversial from there. The African-American Bishop has no problem speaking his mind and condemning those who have fought for the forces of evil. In the latest episode of Two Mikes, Dr. Michael Scheuer and Colonel Mike asked poignant questions of the Bishop, and the answers were all worth hearing. “If we’re not praying, we won’t be staying,” Bishop Smith said. The interview combined the worlds of culture, politics, and religion as the intrepid trio called out all who have taken this nation and this world down the wrong path. It’s a short but important interview for all to hear. “Why would we not be bold enough? We’re living in the last days,” Bishop Smith said. That’s the state of America in a nutshell. It’s time to focus on the things that are important. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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Doug Collins Tweets truth about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and draws leftist outrage

Deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be celebrated by Democrats and even many Republicans as a long-time progressive voice on the bench. Even President Trump reacted with kind words towards her when he heard that she had died. But the fact remains that she was arguably the most ardent promoter of abortion from the bench for the last three decades, and Congressman Doug Collins took the opportunity to remind everyone of that on Twitter. RIP to the more than 30 million innocent babies that have been murdered during the decades that Ruth Bader Ginsburg defended pro-abortion laws. With @realDonaldTrump nominating a replacement that values human life, generations of unborn children have a chance to live. — Doug Collins (@CollinsforGA) September 19, 2020 Collins is running for Senate in Georgia, competing against fellow Republican Kelly Loeffler, Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock, and a handful of other candidates for the special election of the seat that Johnny Isakson retired from in 2019. It’s a “jungle primary,” meaning the top two candidates will face each other head-to-head in the subsequent general election. Loeffler currently leads in most polls with Collins and Warnock fighting for the second spot. The Tweet can be questioned for its timing but not for its message. Justice Ginsburg has long defended abortion at all levels, including writing the dissent in a ruling against partial-birth abortion in 2007. The Clinton-appointee has voted against every abortion restriction the bench has seen since joining the Supreme Court in 1993. She even viewed Roe v Wade as too restrictive, once claiming it did not affirm proper abortion rights to a high enough degree. Leftists were utterly outraged by Collins. They were out in arms on Twitter with vitriol that seemed heavy, even for them. (Warning: Language) Doug Collins is celebrating the death of a Supreme Court Justice. Unforgivable. RBG deserves better than this garbage. https://t.co/PtEJJQ4w4s — Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 19, 2020 This is how "Christian" Doug Collins responds to the death of RBG. This is why we fight! We MUST get these fuckers out of office! pic.twitter.com/04zpoqI60E — Amy Lynn🌊🌺🌈 (@AmyAThatcher) September 19, 2020 Doug Collins can literally go fuck himself. https://t.co/6c07QZVKXe — Katie Hill (@KatieHill4CA) September 19, 2020 Doug Collins, an obviously fake Christian, danced on the grave of Ruth Bader Ginsburg before her body was even cold.This is who the GOP is. Never let them forget it. https://t.co/FcloYJ3bl0 — Lola (@ItJustDsntMattr) September 19, 2020 Vote this fucking slime ball Doug Collins out of office. https://t.co/fFiICsGozV — Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) September 19, 2020 “After seeing these hideous GOP responses to RBG’s death, it’s clearer than ever this is the most important election of our lives,” said Scott Dworkin https://t.co/2mWvcuNw01 — Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 19, 2020 Garbage in. Garbage out.@CollinsforGA is garbage. https://t.co/W8Qi9FqHBN — Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 19, 2020 If there is a lower life form than Doug Collins, may it emerge from the fetid swamp of Georgia. What a disgrace. What a hypocrite. We can do better than this. https://t.co/h9OwqqIuft — Helen (@HCandler) September 19, 2020 This tweet is f’d up even for Doug Collins. White conservative men smell blood in the water. They don’t give a damn about unborn babies. They care about telling women what they can and can’t do with their own bodies. So disrespectful. So brazen. So typical. https://t.co/o6HIrO3bx9 — Sophia A. Nelson (@IAmSophiaNelson) September 19, 2020 Doug Collins and his white patriarchal mindset that would use our Courts as a weapon of control is EXACTLY why we fight for #RBG's legacy. https://t.co/jgN1yvjeck — ilyseh (@ilyseh) September 19, 2020 Doug Collins is so pro-life, he’s celebrating someone’s death Bet he thinks Trump’s Covid response (which has led to thousands of excess deaths) was great as well The GOP is in the political sewer https://t.co/Zre2nG9xNF — Jacob Powley (@PowleyJacob) September 19, 2020 Doug Collins is a fucking disgrace, she isnt even in the ground yet! What the fuck is wrong with you??? https://t.co/IpWRwEiuag — Wiral.Marrot (@MarrotWiral) September 19, 2020 Doug Collins doesn’t give a shit about babies – he’s just a piece of garbage playing to his audience. And he doesn’t represent the Georgia I know. @ReverendWarnock has a chance to win this seat. Please please please donate to his campaign. https://t.co/T0v6wmdJ2b — blaire erskine (@blaireerskine) September 19, 2020 I almost broke my fucking phone reading Doug Collins vile tweet. So I will donate to @ReverendWarnock to channel the rage. — DeMarcus 🛹 (@semperdiced) September 19, 2020 What trash. Hey, Doug Collins what about those kids in cages. Always concerned for a fetus never the children that are alive. https://t.co/yJglZxQvRO — R M Finny (@7990beea006e4ba) September 19, 2020 We would love to get Doug Collins on our show to discuss RBG, abortion, and other issues. Nothing he said was untrue. The reactions to his Tweet were as unhinged as we’ve seen from the left, and that’s saying a lot. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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The Conservative Black Cowboy and Joshua Spodek talk sexism

Words like “sexism” and “misogyny” are tossed around in modern American society far too often. It’s not that sexism doesn’t exist, but the way the term is used today belies the notion that we’re improving as a society. Women are more empowered now than ever before. In today’s episode of Conservative Black Cowboy, Rob is joined again by three-time TedX speaker Joshua Spodek to discuss this issue. It’s an enthralling conversation, one that becomes contentious at times as they work through the ways sexism has manifested, why masculinity is on the decline, and why this is a bad thing across the board. Are there sexists? Yes. But is sexism being used to promote agendas much more than it was ever used in the past? Absolutely. This talk between Rob and Joshua is well worth a watch. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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Cambodian Rappers Are Denied Help by Government Lawyers, NGOs Move to Assist

Two Cambodian rappers charged with ‘inciting’ public discontent over the 35-year rule of Prime Minister Hun Sen are ineligible for assistance from a legal team set up by the government to defend the poor, Cambodian sources told RFA Thursday.Rappers Kea Sokun and Long Puthera were arrested this month in Siem Reap province after releasing songs criticizing the Cambodian government’s handling of its border dispute with Vietnam and suggesting that Hun Sen’s lack of leadership had led to Cambodia’s economic decline.They are now being held awaiting trial on charges of “incitement to commit a felony or cause social unrest” under Article 495 of Cambodia’s Penal Code, Siem Reap Provincial Court spokesman Chhuon Sophana told RFA on Tuesday.Cambodian NGOs have now sent or requested lawyers to defend the pair, with Am Sam Ath—deputy director of the rights group Licadho—saying the two rappers had only voiced their views and had not committed any crime.“They had simply expressed their views through music, which was not a case of incitement. Their arrest is a violation of their basic rights,” he said.Licadho is sending a lawyer to defend Kea Sokun, while the group Legal Aid of Cambodia will represent Long Puthera. Chan Chamroeun, Siem Reap provincial coordinator for the rights group Adhoc, said that he has also asked for lawyers who will request the pair be freed on bail.Phum Bunphann, a Siem Reap lawyer working for Hun Sen’s team of legal volunteers, meanwhile told RFA on Thursday that he cannot defend the pair, saying he can provide services only “to the poor, to vulnerable women, and to women facing issues with the law.”“We help the poor, but we can’t help everyone. Clients must meet certain criteria,” he said.Flu spreads in prisonsThe rappers’ arrests—part of a sweep against youth activists, labor unionists, and environmentalists—come as Cambodian NGOs have voiced concern over inmates’ health amid a severe influenza outbreak in the country’s overcrowded prisons, with Adhoc member and former prisoner Ny Sokha urging Cambodia’s Ministry of Health to take immediate action to stop the further spread of the disease.“The Prison Department should distance inmates from each other according to instructions from the Ministry of Health.  When I was in prison, we had skin diseases and could easily spread infections from one person to another,” he said.Ministry of Health spokesman Ly Sovann confirmed to RFA that severe influenza is spreading rapidly in the prisons, while a Ministry statement on Sept. 16 said the flu is spreading in jails, pagodas, and villages in the provinces of Takeo, Preah Vihear, Koh Kong, Battambang, and Banteay Meanchey.Though many monks fell ill last week, none tested positive for COVID-19, Sy Lovann said, adding that the flu is now spreading more quickly during the rainy season.Nuth Savana, spokesman for the Prison Department, meanwhile said outbreaks have occurred in three prisons in Koh Kong, Kampong Chama and Preah Vihear. He provided no details on how many inmates are now infected, but said that the department is working closely with health officials to prevent a further spread.“We are handling this with the same procedures that we use for Covid-19. We have also given the prisoners pills, and they are getting better,” he said.New wave of arrestsThe Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet said last week that it had documented the arrest of 24 human rights campaigners since popular labor leader Rong Chhun, the president of the Cambodian Confederation of Unions, was taken into custody July 31, including eight in September alone.The wave of arrests come three years after opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) president Kem Sokha’s September 2017 arrest over an alleged plot to overthrow the government with the help of Washington. Cambodia’s Supreme Court banned his party in November that year for its supposed role in the scheme.The move to dissolve the CNRP marked the beginning of a wider crackdown by Hun Sen on the political opposition, NGOs, and the independent media that paved the way for his ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) to win all 125 seats in parliament in the country’s July 2018 general election.Reported by RFA’s Khmer Service. Translated by Samean Yun. Written in English by Richard Finney.

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Nine Die, Thousands Arrested Amid Crackdown on Protesting Mongolians: Group

Nine people have died and thousands have been detained as the authorities launched a region-wide crackdown on ethnic Mongolians protesting an end to Mongolian-medium education with class boycotts and street protests, a New York-based rights group reported on Monday."As the nationwide school boycott enters its third week ... the Chinese government is turning the entire region into a police state," the Southern Mongolian Human Rights Information Center (SMHRIC) said in a statement on its website."At least nine Mongolians have lost their lives, and thousands have been arrested in protest of China’s latest cultural genocide campaign," it said.An estimated 300,000 students have boycotted class across Inner Mongolia since the end of August, in protest at a new language policy for schools, which will see Chinese used as the language of instruction in schools that once offered Mongolian-medium education.The authorities claim the move is towards "bilingual education," but ethnic Mongolians say it is a form of cultural genocide aimed at cutting off their remaining connection to their culture and heritage.As parents broke into schools to free their children at the start of the semester, gathering in protest outside the gates, the authorities dispatched SWAT teams, plainclothes state security police, and volunteers to strong-arm families into sending their children back to school.Japan-based ethnic Mongolian Khubis said police in Inner Mongolia's Chifeng city and Heshigten Banner had arrested at least 12 members of herding communities, while armed police had come looking for school-age children in those areas."The police have been forcing their way into people's homes and snatching away their children [to go to school]," Khubis said.According to SMHRIC, between 4,000 and 5,000 ethnic Mongolians -- who include prominent dissidents, writers, herders, protesting parents, and online activists -- have been subjected to "arbitrary arrest, extrajudicial detention, forced disappearance, and house arrest" since the crackdown began.Parents who fail to enroll their children in school will see them expelled, after hundreds of ethnic Mongolians have been forced to resign from public office after they resisted the changes to the curriculum, which were kept under wraps until the start of the new semester at the end of August.“Massive student hunts are sweeping the region. Even in the remotest rural communities, police presence is so heavy," SMHRIC quoted an audio statement from a Mongolian parent as saying. "The whole [region] is a police state now."Another parent said in an audio message that they were reminded of the persecution of ethnic Mongolians during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976)."This is nothing but a second round of ethnic cleansing," the statement said.Teachers, officials suspendedU.S.-based ethnic Mongolian Nomin said three teachers in East Ujimqin Banner and five officials in Abag Banner have been suspended in recent days for failing to enroll their children in school or for otherwise opposing the language policy."A directive has been sent to local governments requiring all parents to present their children at schools within a specified time," Nomin said. "Those who don't will have their kids expelled from school."Notices circulating on social media and sent to RFA showed such warnings issued by the education bureau in Abag Banner to a local high school, and by the education bureau in Bairin Right Banner to a local kindergarten.He cited the case of a factory boss in the region's capital, Hohhot, whose factory was damaged by officials in a bid to put pressure on him to send his children to school."One kid fled to the hills, and the parents only found him after a few days of searching for him," Nomin said, also citing the case of rights defender Dulma Yang Jin who organized local herding communities to stand up for their rights."She only just got married, but now both of them are behind bars ... they were detained once, then redetained a few days ago, and there has been no news of them since," he said.In the border town of Erenhot, school principal Ulaan was fired after she refused to implement the new language policy, and later committed suicide, he said."More than 100 police officers intercepted some people on their way to mourn her," Nomin said. "They wouldn't let them go any further."Crisis modePolice, ruling Chinese Communist Party committees, education bureaus, departments of discipline and inspection, courts, procuratorates, and schools are in crisis mode, with fresh directives and orders issued daily, SMHRIC said."The entire Mongolian population has been notified of arrests and detention of disobedient individuals and sackings of those who refuse to implement orders," the group said.It cited an official statement from the Ar-Horchin Banner People’s Court, state prosecutor, police department, and education and justice bureaus as saying that parents who do not comply will be sent for "legal education," and possibly fined or prosecuted.Another ethnic Mongolian parent told SMHRIC: "This is a matter of dignity. When an undignified life is not worth living, brave ones take their lives to end their earthly suffering."According to an Excel spreadsheet received by the SMHRIC, by Sept. 11, only 18 percent of students were showing up for class at Zaruud Banner's No. 2 Mongolian Middle School. A similar report from  Uzumchin Right Banner shows that as of Sept. 13, the percentage of ethnic Mongolian students attending was just 12.6 percent.Video clips and other communications showed students fleeing schools to join the boycott, while others sat in classrooms weeping and refusing to cooperate with attempts to teach them, SMHRIC said.The group said attempts by the Chinese government to play down the extent of the changes to the curriculum should be ignored, adding that the crackdown is a "cultural genocide.""Those documents issued by the authorities are intended to fool the Mongolians and mislead the international community," SMHRIC director Enghebatu Togochog said, adding that the authorities are targeting anything linked to Mongolian culture, including artifacts, traditional dwellings, and books in bookstores.The group said ethnic Mongolians in China face a total ban on the use of the Mongolian language in schools."Reports confirm that the Mongolian language is completely banned in schools," it said in a statement. "Students are banned from speaking Mongolian during any school activities."It cited an audio message from a parent in Otog Banner, who said students taken away to school by the authorities were now "banned from speaking in Mongolian.""No question, this is a cultural genocide,” Enghebatu said in a written statement. “China is not hesitating to carry out the genocide, one after another, in front of the eyes of the world."Reported by Qiao Long for RFA's Mandarin Service. Translated and edited by Luisetta Mudie.

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N.Y. High School Teacher Hands Out Cartoon Likening Police to KKK

A high school teacher in Westchester County, New York, passed out a political cartoon to students that compared police to the KKK, the New York Post reported. Westlake High School teacher Christopher Moreno passed out a five-paneled political cartoon depicting slave traders and owners, the KKK, and police officers kneeling on the necks of black people to his 11th-grade U.S. History and Government class on Sept. 8. The cartoon was attached to an assignment about the goals and purposes of the Black Lives Matter movement. Recent Stories in Culture The cartoon passed out by teacher Christopher Moreno Student Nicole Paternostro told the Post she thought Moreno’s lesson plan was overtly biased against police and called the cartoon "disgusting." "The cartoon was disgusting. It compared the police with all the terrible people in history," Paternostro said. "It was not fair. It wasn’t right." Paternostro’s mother, Ania, sent a letter to the school district's administration and called the lesson "brainwashing." "We don't need a teacher brainwashing my kids," Ania Paternostro told the Post. "I'll teach my kids about what's right and what's wrong." Mount Pleasant School District superintendent Kurt Kotes told parents he would investigate the matter. A summer of racial justice and anti-police protests has heightened debates over the approach to teaching race and history in America’s classrooms. In August, one Illinois state congressman called on the state to halt all history instruction until experts could create a new, racially conscious curriculum. Meanwhile, a national dispute continues over the implementation of the New York Times’s controversial 1619 Project in classrooms: While the Pulitzer Center has distributed curriculum based on the reporting to thousands of schools, many scholars contest the accuracy of the story—which led President Donald Trump to threaten to cut federal funding to schools that use the 1619 Project in their curriculum.

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Lancaster protests demonstrate BLM wants police to sacrifice themselves to criminals

There is no acceptable resolution to any conflict between law enforcement and a Black man in the eyes of Black Lives Matter except for law enforcement to lose. They made that crystal clear with their unhinged protests in Lancaster, PA, Sunday night. The situation was textbook self-defense by a police officer. Called out by the family of a person of color, Ricardo Munoz, 27, because he was threatening his own mother, a police officer was almost immediately face-to-face with the suspect. The police officer backed up and retreated when Munoz came at him with a large knife. When it was clear Munoz was going to continue to pursue and intended bodily harm, the police officer shot and killed him. If he didn’t do exactly what he did, it is almost certain the police officer would be dead along with members of Munoz’ family. But that fact didn’t stop Black Lives Matter “activists from rioting in the streets of Lancaster, tearing down a door and breaking several windows at the police station. They threw bottles, bricks, and other heavy items at the police station and surrounding buildings before finally being dispersed by tear gas and rubber bullets. Why? Because a law enforcement officer did not want to be murdered. The only thing that could have kept #BLM from rioting in Lancaster last night is if the police officer would have allowed the knife-wielding suspect chasing him to actually just stab him to death. Then, #BLM would have been okay with the outcome. — JD Rucker (@JDRucker) September 14, 2020 In the latest episode of NOQ Report, I covered this story as well as two other BLM stories. Then, we turned to San Francisco’s push for voting by 16-year-olds, Joe Biden calling for gun control following the shooting of two Los Angeles sheriff’s deputies, and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo being hopeful that all American troops will be out of Afghanistan by next spring. Quick story about racism THIS 👇🏼👇🏼👇🏼 Must Watch & RT!! pic.twitter.com/ko0wnE2dEl — TONY™️ (@CAMO__17) September 13, 2020 BLM intimidation at random restaurants is gaslighting the media won’t report The latest from Antifa: If you refuse to raise your fist when they tell you to, you’re a white supremacist. LUNATICS. pic.twitter.com/JNiPQa6bH7 — Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) September 13, 2020 As President Trump calls for cop killers to be executed, Joe Biden calls for… gun control Pompeo believes all US troops will be out of Afghanistan by spring next year Of course San Francisco may allow 16-year-olds to vote Lancaster riots by Black Lives Matter could only have been avoided if the police officer who shot Ricardo Munoz had allowed himself to be murdered instead. The BLM narrative has no logic, only hatred in their push or Neo-Marxism. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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Leftists try to hit Donald Trump Jr. in ludicrous comparison between ‘Cuties’ and Roy Moore

When “Roy Moore” started trending this morning on Twitter, I cringed. I thought, “What now?” After losing an Alabama Senate race, then losing the follow-up primary for the same seat again, Judge Roy Moore should be completely out of the news. Regardless of whether you believe him or not about his alleged dating habits 50-years ago, his time in the political spotlight is done. I was relieved at first to realize his name was trending because of an unhinged comparison between what Moore allegedly did and the disgraceful actions of Netflix in airing and promoting the French film “Cuties” that grossly sexualizes 11-year-old girls to be fodder for pedophiles. Then, I scrolled down further and realized they were using this ludicrous comparison as an attack on the President’s son, Donald Trump Jr, who had lambasted Netflix, Hollywood, and Democrats in general for attempting to normalize pedophilia. Specifically, he was calling out California Governor Gavin Newsom for signing a bill reducing penalties for child rapists. They’re normalizing pedophelia. It’s not just Hollywood and Netflix. This is now becoming mainstream Democrat groupthink. It’s insanity and we must stop it. https://t.co/NPHTw4829v — Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 14, 2020 On cue, leftists pointed out that Trump Jr. supported Moore’s initial Senate run after he won the primary. They also targeted the President in their Tweets. There are so many problems with this comparison it will be difficult to report them concisely, but we’ll try… Accusations by the women who Moore allegedly dated when they were teens all point to consensual relationships that did NOT include sexual intercourse. While it’s fair to be completely against older men dating underage teens, even with consent from the teens and their parents, it’s not fair to call him a pedophile. “Cuties” is for public display. It’s a piece of fiction designed for mass distribution. Many who watch it will be sexual deviants, including pedophiles, who will use this movie’s sexual depiction of pre-teen girls for their own sick desires. There was nothing public about Moore’s alleged actions and no pedophiles were given material they could use to express their deviance. Trump Jr’s assessment on Democrat groupthink is accurate. While not all Democrats are defending or promoting “Cuties,” all those who are defending or promoting “Cuties” appear to be Democrats. After reading through literally hundreds of Tweets and Facebook posts defending the sanctity of the depraved depictions in this movie, all of them have been part of the political left. There are almost certainly sexual predators who have been called to action over “Cuties,” the California law in question, and the general embrace by radical leftists for normalizing sexual relationships with children. There were no sexual predators inspired by tales of Roy Moore’s dating habits. It’s sad that for the sake of political gain, many on the left will defend a sick movie like “Cuties” just to hit Donald Trump Jr. and his family. This is just another reason to vote for President Trump in November. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. 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American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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The First Bond — the Family — Is Weak

(Lacheev/iStock/Getty Images Plus)Without families, what stops babies from becoming barbarians? And what stops men from turning into burnouts? NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE S ometimes it’s worth taking stock of the basics. American conservatives sometimes call the family a “pre-political institution.” Usually they have in mind the idea of protecting the family from manipulation or intrusion by the state’s bureaucrats. But Cicero was more insightful when he observed that marriage and family are the foundation of political life: “The first bond of society is marriage; next, children; and then the family.” Advertisement The simplest things in life are actually profoundly important. The chaos of a family dinner table with young children, the cajoling, negotiating, and bartering — “One more bite, and you can be excused!” — are serious matters. They are social and political. It’s here that children learn to receive what others have done for them graciously. It’s here that parents learn patience and practice judgement. It’s here that we learn to build a common life together — of reciprocal duties, rights, and privileges. The young babe bangs his plate and throws his dinner to the dog. With years of practice, he learns enough to nuke the leftovers and set a table. With a few more years, he learns to be truly hospitable to others, even his own children. But even before we get around to turning barbarians into men of grace, there is the matter of the first bond. And according to the recent numbers, it is decaying. Advertisement The never-married population is at a record high, according to a new look at Census data by the Institute for Family Studies. In 1970, only 9 percent of Americans between the age of 25 and 50 had never been married. Today it is almost 35 percent. While many people in the younger part of that age range may yet still marry Pew estimates that nearly a quarter of all adults now will never marry. The Institute for Family Studies notes that a huge portion of the growth of never-marrieds is concentrated among Americans with low incomes. “More than 4 in 10 prime-age Americans in the bottom third income bracket (42%)  have never been married, compared with 23% of Americans in the top third income bracket,” writes Wendy Wang, the director of research at the Institute for Family Studies. “This marriage gap by income did not exist in earlier years.” Surveyed men say that lack of steady work is a major contributing factor to their never-married status. Advertisement If the family bond turns children from barbarians into men of civilization, the marriage bond prevents men from turning into a certain kind of burnout. In the first season of HBO’s True Detective, Woody Harrelson’s character, Marty Hart, recalls seeing the flophouse apartment of his partner Rust Cohle. “Past a certain age, a man without a family can be a bad thing,” he says. Cohle ruminates too much on the dark side of life. He drinks too much at the wrong time. Advertisement We know from endless studies that men without marriage are less likely to work or return to work, and men without work are less likely to marry. Nicholas Eberstadt has observed that the number of men in their prime age without work is steadily increasing in America. “By 2015, nearly 22 percent of U.S. men between the ages of 20 and 65 were not engaged in paid work of any kind, and the work rate for this grouping was nearly 12.5 percentage points below its 1948 level.” This is the group of men least likely to marry. And their lack of marriage leads to real atomization. Time-use surveys show that these men don’t join civic groups, act as caregivers to the elderly, or coach Little League baseball. Lacking the first bond of society, they lose all others. Advertisement Advertisement If you ever wondered why elected Republicans and a large constellation of political institutions bearing the label conservative “fail to conserve,” the answer is perhaps staring us in the face. Conservatism is the attempt to hold together the compact between the living, the dead, and the unborn. Even at the most basic, reductive, materialistic level, a man with a wife and three children has more DNA invested in the next generation than in his own body. That’s going to change the way he approaches life every single day. We see it again in the time-use surveys: He’s going to watch less TV — watch screens less altogether. He’ll drink less alcohol, do fewer drugs. He’s going to work harder and earn more promotions. He’s going to raise the ambitions for his own life because the fates of others are connected to his own. It’s going to make him more mindful of posterity. It will make him care for and appreciate his own cultural and political inheritance. This is as basic as it gets. And it suggests that the prospects that conservatism will “conserve” anything are dim until we address the primary bond of our society.

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On Surviving the Twitter Mob

(golubovy/iStock/Getty Images Plus)It doesn’t take much to find yourself with a target on your back these days. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I n the last couple of days, I was caught in what is called a “Twitter sh**storm.” It started with a piece I read in the Guardian about Black Lives Matter demonstrations, and it ended, via Jean-Marie Le Pen, with the American-Dutch-Somali intellectual Ayaan Hirsi Ali. Let me explain from the beginning. Advertisement Eight days ago, in a piece titled “Nearly all Black Lives Matter protests are peaceful despite Trump narrative, report finds,” the Guardian reported that “the vast majority of the thousands of Black Lives Matter protests this summer have been peaceful, with more than 93% involving no serious harm to people or damage to property, according to a new report tracking political violence in the United States.” The fallacy inherent in this line of thinking should be obvious, but in case it isn’t, let’s apply the same logic to the 9/11 attacks: “On September, 11, 2001, almost all the airplanes in the sky reached their destinations safely, about 99.9 percent of all buildings in Manhattan remained undamaged, and most Manhattanites remained safe, just like their properties.” In the U.S., every day 7,600 people die from all kinds of causes: accidents, illnesses, murders. In the grand scheme of things, the number of people who died on 9/11 may be relatively low, but their deaths shook the West’s consciousness and completely changed our perception of the world. Everything was suddenly different, from how we go about protecting our nations from terrorism to how we say goodbye to our loved ones when they leave the house in the morning. The violence on the streets of America’s inner cities this summer has a had a similar kind of impact, if on a much smaller scale. Every business that has been destroyed by blind hate is a tiny 9/11 for the people who have worked for it, suffered for it, sweated for it. Advertisement The report on which the Guardian article was based was conceived by some academics at Princeton University. They examined 7,750 demonstrations that took place across the U.S. under the flag of Black Lives Matter between May 26 and August 22. Their conclusion was just as the Guardian said: 93 percent of the demonstrations were peaceful. Advertisement Do the math, and you find this means that 542 demonstrations during that three-month period were not peaceful. But to the report’s authors and the Guardian, this must have seemed beside the point: The phrase “despite Trump narrative” in the piece’s headline was what needed to be communicated; the misrepresentation of the underlying statistics was just a means to that end. And the gambit worked! I happened to listen to a radio program in the Netherlands, where I now live, and the participants did exactly what the Guardian and the Princeton researchers must have hoped: They used it as evidence that Trump’s narrative about the violence of the demonstrations was deceitful. After all, only 7 percent of the protests could be described as violent, and seven is almost equal to zero, isn’t it? Advertisement Naturally, by this point I was upset. So I did what one does when one is upset these days: I wrote a tweet. Translated from the original Dutch, it reads: “Just now on @NPORadio1, the message that in the US 93% of all BLM demos are peaceful. This is statistical juggling. 570 riots with violence on 220 locations brought misery for 1000s of people.” Alongside it, I linked to a short video of BLM protesters harassing people in Rochester, N.Y. Advertisement So far, so good. But I was worked up and felt another tweet forcing its way into my mind. The discussion was so laughable, the figures were so misleading, that I felt they warranted a bit of dark sarcasm. So I wrote it up and fired it off: “The Nazi occupation of The Netherlands was 99% peaceful. Did you ever think about this, you at @NPORadio1?” It wasn’t enough. I still was angry. So I made a third tweet: “The BLM demo’s were 93% peaceful, @NPORadio1 and @TomKleijnNL [a former Dutch correspondent in the U.S. who was a part of the radio discussion], and 93% of the buildings in the riot cities are still standing. Here’s a picture of a street in Kenosha; look carefully, only 5 buildings destroyed. This is all about nothing. Some wanted to have some fun. Trump lies.” At this point, I felt a bit better, having expressed how ridiculous I found the report and the coverage of it in properly pointed terms. But within minutes, I received some replies condemning me for downplaying the Nazi occupation. So I sent a fourth tweet: “If followers don’t understand ‘sarcasm’, please go someplace else. Definition: ‘Sarcasm is biting humor condemning exactly what it seems to praise.’” Advertisement I had no idea what would happen. I was soon to find out. A Dutchman teaching at the University of Georgia, a professor named Cas Mudde, had seen my Dutch tweets and evidently felt compelled to respond. He translated the last one, leaving out the crucial context of the second sentence with the tag of the radio station, and he added a line about Jean-Marie Le Pen. In so doing, he twisted my sarcastic invocation of the Nazi occupation into an endorsement: “Jean-Marie Le Pen: Holocaust was detail in Second World War. Leon de Winter: Nazi occupation of Netherlands was 99% peaceful.” It was a pretty low blow from Mudde, who had without a doubt seen the full chain of tweets and knew exactly what I had meant. Add that he also knows I am a Jew whose family was wiped out by the Nazis, and who thus despises Jean-Marie Le Pen, and his attempt to make me into some kind of neo-Nazi seems downright despicable. Inevitably, his tweet was retweeted. A wave of insults, condemnations, and misinterpretations washed over me. Mudde had touched off the “Twitter s**tstorm” I mentioned above, and I was feeling its full force. I’ll survive, of course. But if I had lived in the U.S. and held an academic position, I would have been chased from campus by angry crowds of students. If I had owned a business, it would have been destroyed by boycotts or outright violence. That’s how it works nowadays in America, thanks in no small part to ruthless leftist academics like Cas Mudde. While I was writing this, a friend asked me whether I’d ever had an encounter with Mudde before his recent attacks. I googled his and my names, and I found a four-year-old tweet he’d written about my friend Ayaan Hirsi Ali, the courageous and smart Somali activist and writer who now lives in the U.S. I had forgotten about this. Advertisement “O look, Germany now has a Hirshi [sic] Ali as well, ‘exotic woman’ who is allowed to spread prejudices on the basis of ‘expertise,’” he’d written, linking to an interview with a German Muslim woman who had published a book about violence by young Muslims. It is a disgusting tweet. One smells the hatred Mudde feels for this “exotic woman,” who, according to him, doesn’t have “expertise” in the way that he does, and makes a living spreading prejudices about female circumcision. Referring to the German writer as “A Hirshi Ali,” as if Ayaan were a certain type of fraud, only compounded the insult. I’d first read it a year later, in 2017, and replied: “Who is Cas Mudde? Under the mask of a multiculturalist, there is a leftist fascist and misogynist.” Reminding myself of this exchange brought Mudde’s motives into focus: The Twitter s**t storm he’d unleashed was his payback for my defense of Ayaan. And the way he’d mishandled my tweet proved my original point: Cas Mudde is a leftist fascist.

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This Week in Leftist Violence and Intimidation Vol. 3

Left-wing protesters continued to chase, threaten, and assault their opponents this week, while blocking the media from covering their actions. A group of privileged white protesters claimed to be the "New Afrikan Black Panther Party," police arrested a top Democratic staffer in the Oregon state legislature for rioting, and the media celebrated reports that protests over the summer had been "93 percent peaceful." 6. Portland Police Arrest Dem Staffer During Riot | Washington Free Beacon Police arrested a top Democratic staffer in Oregon's state legislature this weekend for being part of a riot that threw rocks, set off fireworks and mortars, and lobbed firebombs at officers. Recent Stories in Culture 5. Washington Post Reporter Gets Blocked by BLM Protesters Black Lives Matter protesters blocked Washington Post reporter Fredrick Kunkle from filming a demonstration, shining bright lights into his face and shielding themselves with large umbrellas. Some groups have recently told their supporters to prevent reporters from recording acts of vandalism against federal property, while they have also called for stabbing reporters. Protesters are now blocking media from filming their demonstration, shining lights into a reporter’s face, blocking shots with fans umbrellas and following like "minders" #dcprotest pic.twitter.com/H0nZR6AuhG — Fredrick Kunkle WaPo (@KunkleFredrick) September 6, 2020 4. Study Finds Widespread Violence, But Media Claim Victory That Protests Are ‘93% Peaceful’ Despite protesters' open hostility to the free press, the media presented a study finding instances of violent protest in about 220 different places around the country as evidence of nonviolence, a level of spin on par with dubbing Kenosha protests "fiery but mostly peaceful." 3. Portland Mayor Appeases Rioters by Banning Police Use of Tear Gas | Oregonian After 105 consecutive days of demonstrations in Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler has given into protesters' demands to take away the police's option to use tear gas when protests turn violent. State police called the decision "reckless and short sighted," but Wheeler, whose favorability ratings are underwater, said, "We need something different." 2. Pittsburgh BLM Polish Off Diners’ Drinks, Push Cyclist, and Fight Police on Mayor’s Doorstep Black Lives Matter protesters in Pittsburgh harassed diners and downed their own drinks in front of them. They also harassed and shoved a passing cyclist. Later, they clashed with police near the mayor’s house. PITTSBURGH PA pic.twitter.com/PxZGxpJIca — Next POTUS – Dr RollerGator PhD Rt'd by DJT (@drrollergator) September 6, 2020 1. Upper-Class Whites Claim Mantle of ‘New Afrikan Black Panther Party’ to Trash NYC Stores | Daily Mail A daughter of a Columbia professor, a college student and yacht club singer, a freelance art director who's worked campaigns for Pepsi and Samsung, and the son of a famous comic book author were among those who destroyed storefront windows and caused over $100,000 worth of damage to stores in Manhattan. The charmed lives of the seven BLM 'comrades' arrested for rioting https://t.co/NL7J2X3xg6 — Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) September 11, 2020

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REVIEW: ‘One Billion Americans’ by Matthew Yglesias

On the eve of World War II, there were roughly 130 million Americans, some 6 percent of the world's population. By comparison, mainland Japan had 72 million, Germany 69 million, and Italy just 43 million. Only the Soviet Union—168 million—could match the United States man-for-man. Though tactics and strategy mattered, the eventual Allied victory can be explained by these figures. The immense war-fighting might of America came first and foremost from its people. Recent Stories in Culture Today, America's share of the global population has declined to just over 4 percent. It will likely keep withering. The Census Bureau reports that in 2019 "natural increase"—the number of births less number of deaths—was less than a million for the first time in decades; annual immigration was around that level too. Meanwhile, other countries—India, fast-growing Nigeria, and particularly China—are set to or already vastly outnumber the United States. Of course, America has certain advantages baked in. We are more technologically advanced, more productive, and reap the benefits of a tradition of liberty and constitutional democracy. But the key point of One Billion Americans, the new book from Vox‘s Matt Yglesias, is that to remain global top dog and compete with the 1.3 billion-man dragon, America is going to need a heck of a lot more people. Yglesias is a liberal, though a frequent gadfly of the more-progressive left. His is rarely a popular voice among conservatives, and some of his discussion of conservative policy views, in One Billion Americans and elsewhere, amounts to filleting strawmen. But the basic idea of the book, that America needs to commit to remaining the world's most powerful, productive nation, is a project that conservatives should emphatically support. Because Yglesias is right: We need more people. There are myriad returns to population growth. Some of them scale linearly—the more people who produce things, the more consume. Others pertain to age structure: As the Baby Boomers cross 65, America is projected to have about two workers per retiree, an unsustainable ratio. But population growth can also have more-than-linear returns, producing the benefits that can only exist when enough people come together, through more refined diversification of labor or agglomeration effects. And population growth can make beneficial low-probability events more common—if the chance of an Einstein is one in a million, then adding 700 million Americans means 700 more Einsteins, with all the benefits they bring. If that sounds too technical, think about it this way: More people means not just more of the same, but more chances for the new and better. The long-run decline of the U.S. population, by contrast, will mean a stingier, less creative country. America's greatness is in its people—who doesn't want more Americans? Much of One Billion Americans is concerned with the policy question of how to actually achieve Yglesias's milestone. His proposals break down roughly into three sections, of varying quality: encouraging more kids, increasing immigration, and making it easier to actually live in the United States. On the kids front, the number of kids a woman can expect to have in her lifetime has dwindled since the Great Recession, down to 1.7 in 2019. That's not only below the number needed to replace the population (2.1)—it's also fewer than most Americans say they want, as demographer Lyman Stone has documented. A baby bust is bad for the economy, and for national greatness, but it's also just bad for the millions of Americans who want to be parents but aren't. In asking how to get those numbers up, Yglesias focuses mostly on the rising cost of childrearing and how government interventions can socialize those costs. Some of these ideas have merit—the costs of childrearing are generally internalized to parents, while society reaps the benefits of 18 years of raising another worker. It makes sense to balance that out with paid leave or with child transfers of the sort that command support even on the right. But others—like creating universal daycare—put too much trust in public services, given the evidence of adverse effects of such government-run programs. And Yglesias's focus on costs alone is both too narrow and too wide. He does not discuss both deeper causes of the fertility drop, like declining marriage rates, and more mechanical drivers, like the rise of elective c-sections. Conservative readers are likely to most object to Yglesias's discussion of immigration, not least because it is peppered throughout with lame dismissals of the restrictionist view as exclusively xenophobic and racist. Yglesias evinces a passing familiarity with Harvard's George Borjas, the leading economist of immigration skepticism, but only in the context of his long-running dispute with David Card. He might have done well to consult Reihan Salam, his former Atlantic colleague and current Manhattan Institute president, who makes the case against mass low-skilled immigration. That said, Yglesias is probably right that a bigger America will need not only more babies but more immigrants, who currently account for roughly a fifth of annual increase. To his credit, he acknowledges that our system should select more on the basis of merit (as is the case in Canada and Australia) and less on the basis of being loosely related to someone already living here. His discussion of place-based visas, in which individual states or cities bring in immigrants, revitalizing now-drained American centers with people who want to work hard and participate in the American dream, is worth weighing. Speaking of cities, Yglesias is on far stronger footing in the three separate chapters about making American cities and states better places to live. (One gets the sense that he pitched a book about urban renewal policy, and a savvy editor told him that wouldn't quite sell without a catchy tag line.) One of the main arguments against population growth is that density can lead to unpleasantness—traffic jams, pollution, etc.—and Yglesias's response is that America has a great deal of available space that simply needs to be made more livable. That means in part trying to revive the dozens of American cities with shrinking population, hollowed out by deindustrialization. Cities like St. Louis and Detroit have the raw stuff to be great once again—they just need more people, and more jobs and infrastructure to attract those people. Policymakers can lead the way on this, for example, by carefully decamping federal and state government agencies, which are major employers, across the country. Government subsidy can induce companies to relocate to underserved cities too, a trend that will likely be hastened by the post-pandemic rise of telework anyway. But those cities where people do want to live can be improved, too, and with deregulatory approaches conservatives should support. Yglesias backs slashing land-use regulations, particularly to encourage homebuilding in uber-expensive cities like New York and San Francisco. More supply means lower prices, which means more people can buy homes and build lives. Yglesias also has an aggressively wonky discussion of transportation reform, the basic point of which is that Americans could get around a more-dense country faster and more comfortably with just a little effort. Whether or not one agrees with Yglesias's policy vision, though, is to some extent beside the point. As he notes at the start of the book, "There's no way that all the specific ideas in this book will ever command broad consensus in American society. But I think the big picture idea of the book, that America should try to stay number one, already does." And Yglesias is right that if we really want to beat a nation of 1.3 billion, adding hundreds of millions of Americans would surely help. Conservatives, in other words, can and should offer a variety of counterproposals to Yglesias's. But the basic project, the agreed-upon means to renew American greatness and preserve our world-straddling dominance, ought to remain the same: one billion or bust.

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Diana Rigg, of The Avengers, Combined Sensuality with Intellect

Diane Rigg and Patrick Macnee in The Agengers. (via IMDb)Whether playing a nun, a Bond girl, or the iconic Emma Peel, she was unforgettable. NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE D iana Rigg, one of the most versatile actresses of the last half-century, died last week at age 82. Her career led her to such strong female roles as Medea, Mother Courage, a Benedictine nun, and Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones. She was the only Bond girl to actually tie down and marry the roving James Bond in Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Advertisement But she will be most remembered for playing the brainy, badass spy Emma Peel in the 1960s British TV series The Avengers. The show was an early example of spy-fi, a genre that combined espionage plots with science-fiction elements. It followed the adventures of John Steed, a bowler-hatted Edwardian-dressed special agent played by Patrick Macnee, and a glamorous self-defense expert played first by Honor Blackman, and then from 1965 to 1967 by Rigg. Steed was the ultimate Etonian. She was Cool Britannia. They had incredible on-screen chemistry. ”He was an old fogy who delighted in Emma’s newness, her nowness and her intelligence, while clearly enjoying her repartee and beauty,” Toby Miller, a New York University film professor who once taught a class on The Avengers, told the New York Times. Advertisement The Avengers never took itself very seriously, and it had charming banter that reminded one of a movie starring Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn. The realistic dialogue was only enhanced by the fact that Macnee and Rigg made up some of their own lines right on the set. Advertisement The character’s name of Emma Peel was a play on the words “man appeal,” and she certainly had it. Author George R. R. Martin, who wrote the bestselling books that the TV series Game of Thrones is based on, was thrilled when she joined the cast of the HBO show. “She was the hottest woman on television ever,” he told The Guardian. “I was madly in love with her in The Avengers, along with virtually all the boys of my generation.” But Peel also was a role model for adults. With her stylish wardrobe, emancipated outlook, and wry humor, she represented the modern Britain of the 1960s. Advertisement The show’s writers knew she was a different kind of female character. Advertisement In a 1967 episode, a villainous character playing a crazed German movie director patterned after Otto Preminger, said to his adversary: “You are a woman of courage, beauty, and action. A woman who could become desperate, yet remain strong, become confused yet remain intelligent, who could fight back, yet remain feminine.” Feminine, yes, but also mysterious and independent. The show deliberately kept the relationship between Emma Peel and John Steed ambiguous. They always referred to each other simply as “Steed” and “Mrs. Peel.” “I don’t think they did have an affair,” Rigg once said. She called it “one of those glorious deeply intimate flirtations that spin off into infinity.” While Rigg’s character certainly was touted as an advance for feminism, she herself was ambivalent about her cultural significance. She certainly stood up for her rights. When Rigg learned that her salary (the equivalent of less than $100,000 a year today) was a third less than what the cameraman was being paid, she vehemently protested. “I kicked up a fuss and I became incredibly unpopular as a result because the English press absolutely latched on to it and I was made out to be mercenary and a jumped-up actress who should be grateful for her opportunity,” she told The Telegraph. But she held her ground and saw her pay doubled. But Rigg distanced herself from 1960s style feminism: “I find the whole feminist thing very boring. They are so much on the defensive that they dare not love a man because they feel assaulted by being dependent.” Advertisement A consummate professional, Rigg knew the public wasn’t particularly interested in the political views of actors, so she largely kept her own to herself. One of the few times she broke cover was in 2015, when she told the Daily Mail, “I’d shove most politicians into a cauldron and boil them up.” Both Diana Rigg and Emma Peel would know how to handle a cauldron if faced with one. In one Avengers episode, Peel finds herself back in 16th-century England in a dream sequence. A tyrant sticks her in a stockade, threatens her with hot irons, and calls her ”a heretic, a bawd, a witch — designed to drive a man to lust.’’ Mrs. Peel wasn’t fazed by any of this. She looked up, teasingly tossed her hair, and shot back: ”You should see me in 400 years.” I believe that The Avengers is one of those shows that — like Star Trek — has not only achieved cult status but will actually be studied by archivists many years from now. Not just because of its cultural significance but for the magnificent performance of Diana Rigg, a titan of the acting profession.

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New York City Must Find Its Solace In The Heroes Of 9/11

Today it is 19 years since the terror attack that killed 3,000 people out of a clear blue New York City sky. It feels strange to say that. It is strange to have colleagues who have but the scant memory of young children of that day. For me and most New Yorkers of a certain age, it is a moment that exists outside of time, that is evoked whenever we see the Twin Towers in an old movie or television show. The tribute of lights each year stops us in our tracks. But this year is different. This year, the greatest city on earth is suffering more than it ever has since that evil act was perpetrated on it. The tragedy of the lockdown is very different from the tragedy of 9/11. The latter was a quick gut punch, a day of horror. We remember seeing footage of hospitals awaiting emergency victims who never arrived because their bones were crushed beneath our city’s tallest buildings. It all happened so fast. The lockdown has instead been a slow-motion six months of asphyxiation. But there is one similarity between the two awful events. They are the only two things that I ever, in my life, have known to slow New York City down. New York is fast. We walk fast, we talk fast, everything is quick, lickety-split done and moved on to the next thing. In the weeks after 9/11, the city was full of slow, shocked faces carried by bodies moving at half their normal speed. I never saw that again until this year. This year, once we ground our usual non-stop grind to a near standstill, the city lost its pace, its quickness. We still don’t have it back. That’s why this year 9/11 has a new meaning. For the first time, we must call on the heroes of that day — and there were only heroes, no victims. Every man and woman who went to work that day, from the CEOs to the janitors, were heroes, avatars of the American dream. Today we need their example, their courage, and their spirit. The firemen and cops who rushed into those buildings, never to return, must be our example as our businesses fail, as our kids go without education, as violent crime rises, and simple human acts like funerals are denied. Our suffering is real. It is a lingering weight and we know not when it will be lifted, but we know that one day soon it will. Like the gleaming tower that now stands on the ground zero of all our tragedy, our lives will get back to normal. We lost 25,000 lives in Gotham to this virus that struck not like planes in a stark moment of explosion, but slowly, like the descent of the death we all must one day face. We mourn them as we did the dead of 19 years ago. But the heroes of 9/11 taught us a lesson, one we have not had occasion to consider until now. They taught us that this city, this miraculous place that we all make together with the souls of the past and hand to those of the future, is bigger than us because of us. Today for the first time, 9/11 is less about sadness and more about inspiration. The brave men and women who sacrificed themselves for us on that awful day did so for a reason — not just because it was their job, not just because they were good people, not just because New York City is a place where we take care of one another. They did so because they believed in us. They believed in a place where anything is possible. They believed in the same dream that so many of our ancestors did a hundred years ago when they arrived on ships passing by Lady Liberty’s torch. 9/11 is a day of sadness. As long as Gotham stands gleaming in the reflection of the Hudson, it always will be. But today it is more. Today it is a reminder that you can knock this city down, but it will get back up again, again, and again. Let us allow today to mark a new beginning. Let the inspiration of our heroes dedicate us to climbing out of the hole we are in with heads high, and as always, let us never forget.

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What Life Is Like In California’s Post-Apocalyptic Landscape

I woke up in the morning wondering about the dark red rays coming from behind the curtain. While I expected the darkened sky, the degree of darkness and the fact that I couldn’t smell fire surprised me. Northern California fires have become increasingly common over the last decade as a consequence of mismanaging the environment. Native Americans staged controlled burns to safeguard their villages and create favorable hunting conditions. We failed to emulate that practice, and, as even Mother Jones concedes, so much fuel accumulated in the wilderness that megafires began burning year after year. Year after year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has blamed global warming and utility companies for the ensuing deadly disasters. So far, the summer of 2020 has been a cool one, and no power lines sparked any fires. But since dry lightning strikes pierced the air in August, the state has been ablaze. The difference today is that smoke is stuck high in the atmosphere, blocking the sun, but allowing the San Francisco Bay Area to breathe under the layers of fog. Large flakes of ashes fall onto the ground. An ominous orange glow has filled the sky over the Bay Area in Northern California as relentless wildfires rip through Western states. Here’s the latest: https://t.co/olPrAUKS0B pic.twitter.com/ao52Rz1zGm — The New York Times (@nytimes) September 9, 2020 Red sky, like Mars… This is an unaltered video of the current fires in Mendocino County, California pic.twitter.com/GE6GOC5jG8 — TheSpaceAcademy.org✨🔭 (@ThespaceAcad) September 9, 2020 I had plans to meet a girlfriend for breakfast, and both of us were to bring our kids. I’m not the type to cancel a much-needed social appointment in the midst of a lockdown. I thought about it, though. At nine in the morning we were out on the sidewalk, photographing the tree leaves against the glowing orange air. Cars were passing by with headlights on. Streetlights shone. I had no problem finding parking in what was even a day ago a fairly busy downtown area, even though over the last half-year we have been on a downward spiral. The San Francisco Bay Area is the home to the earliest, and the most restrictive, lockdowns in the nation. The six Bay Area counties imposed the very first American shelter-in-place orders. Those were followed by mask mandates. Initially, residents were mandated to wear masks indoors, and within six feet from each other. At the time, the majority ignored the outdoor masking laws. Then, just as the talk of relaxing shelter-in-place restrictions filled the spring air, the Black Lives Matter riots started, and stores boarded up, plastering BLM logos on the plywood blocking their windows. The riots faded quickly — Antifa rioters who are at the forefront of the actions can’t afford to live around here — and, once again, there was talk of opening. Then Alameda County passed new masking laws, requiring people to wear facial coverings when up to 30 feet away from others. If the earlier regulations allowed strangers to kind of, sort of share the sidewalk, the new ones pretty much made it impossible for two people to show their faces from across the street and still be in compliance with the law. More masks went up, including on drivers alone in their cars. Then some Karens learned about the need to protect their eyes from the virus and donned sunglasses, leaving not a sign of their humanity exposed. We’ve been trained. Over all these months, children had to be entertained. At first, they took to drawing rainbows on the sidewalk and talking to their friends from across the street. Once the riots started, parents taught them to paint BLM logos to display on their front lawns. Every day a new one would go up in my neighborhood of ordinary upper-middle-class East Bay parents, most of them white and Asian, raising their kids with what amounts to a new religion. Then, just in time for the fire season, restaurants opened for outdoor dining. So there I was, sitting at a table under a street lamp, clutching a cup of coffee, pretending to be “actively eating or drinking,” but in reality talking to a friend. How is it not Armageddon, we mused, staring into the darkened sky. Or the ninth plague. Some called it a nuclear winter. Cars kept their headlights on. This is what skies looked like this morning in Northern California, where wildfires are spreading at an astonishing rate. https://t.co/gSYmk1364w pic.twitter.com/JSQqF7VoVh — The New York Times (@nytimes) September 9, 2020 Amidst all the social and sensory deprivation we’ve experienced since March, this felt the most unreal. A morning that dark would feel normal in the north in the winter, and both of us are northern girls. My friend said she spoke with her mom, who complained that it started to rain, and days are shorter now, and chilly, and she no longer wants to go outside. Well, nobody wanted to be outside here either, apparently, more so than since the start of the pandemic scare. Something in our brains was telling us to stay in. On the plus side, last weekend, shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was caught maskless getting her hair blown, claiming ignorance about the local quarantine laws, Alameda County permitted indoor salon operations. We wondered if it was the astonished reaction of the national media outlets — “Who knew it was still illegal in the Bay Area? So unreasonable!” — that shamed the county officials into amending regulations. Did you know that since March there have been 83 COVID deaths in San Francisco County (population just under 1 million), and 296 in Alameda County (population 1.5 million)? All of a sudden we noticed an old man snapping pictures of us. He said he was photographing the weird fire skies, and that our table was merely in the background. We asked him to stop, after which he moved away, but continued shooting. Seniors are especially lonely right now, and at least this New Normal sky gives him something to do. Anyway, we left — and immediately proceeded taking pictures of each other against the saturated orange sky. Sweet Meteor of Death, when did you strike Oakland? Then we drove to my house and went out to walk the dog. Normally I see neighbors walking dogs, and kids on the swings in their front yards. Maybe some bicyclists, or a few joggers. Not today. The only other pedestrians were two photographers documenting the hellscape. One of my neighbors popped out to snap a picture. The colors were off, I noticed. The grass had a bluish tint, and tree leaves were shimmery silver under the street light. According to the forecast, it was supposed to warm up during the day, but it didn’t. What is this nuclear winter? Under the morning twilight sky, fully concealed faces are moving past BLM logos and raised fists painted by children. It’s a total triumph of the political over the personal. A few hours later, after checking social media for the annual Bay Area fire season pictures, I noticed the crows flying in large formations. Probably heading south. Something in their brains told them the summer is over. Time to leave California.

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Canceling Netflix over ‘Cuties’ is the most important battle in the culture war today

This is the culture war. It’s right in front of our faces. The movie “Cuties” now playing on Netflix is nothing short of pedophile-fodder that is being used, literally as you read this, by some sicko for his pleasure. That’s how perverse many scenes in this movie are. #CancelNetflix was trending yesterday as many concerned Americans called for financial punishment against the entertainment company. On the latest episode of NOQ Report, we did what we said we were going to do. We canceled live on the air. We strongly encourage everyone who reads this article, watches the video, or hears the podcast to do the same. Hashtags aren’t enough. Righteous indignation won’t cut it this time. We have to act, and that means Netflix getting cancellation notices from the masses. If they are not severely hurt by their decision to air this filth, we have lost the battle in the culture war. It’s that simple. The pain must be tangible and enduring. Otherwise, we’re just doing it to feel good about ourselves. Meanwhile, cultural Marxism will continue to spread. It will continue to win. Three major peace deals makes this 9/11 a celebration of what America can accomplish The second segment can be summed up with this Tweet: In 19 years I have never politicized #September11. This year, it's important to note in the last month, this administration has brought the Israel-UAE peace deal, Serbia-Kosovo normalization (thank you @RichardGrenell) and now Pompeo is working on Afghanistan.#911Peace — JD Rucker (@JDRucker) September 11, 2020 Interview with Joy Villa Our Freedom First Network cohorts at Flockop had a great interview of singer Joy Villa that we had to put into our show. Multiple arson investigations ignored as media pushes climate change cause of west coast fires In the fourth segment, Tammy and I discussed the fact that arson has been blamed for at least some of the fires that are engulfing west coast states. Reuters reported one investigation into a major fire and AmGreatness reported an arrest of an Antifa arsonist. There is likely much more to the story than that. There are few things we’ve done this week more satisfying than cancelling our Netflix account live on the air. This war against Cultural Marxism has a target we can truly affect immediately. It’s incumbent on right-minded folks to take action. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. 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But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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Race-baiting turmoil on airplane caused by woman lambasting ‘white privilege’

Black Lives Matter is a Neo-Marxist organization, but there are still millions of Americans who buy into the narrative that it’s about fighting systemic racism, police brutality, and income inequality. But even than false narrative is taking a beating with daily examples of Black Lives Matter “activists” invoking racism in an effort to supposedly fight racism. The latest viral video depicts an African-American woman on a plane lambasting, well, everyone around her. The flight attendant wanted to go to her station. The passengers wanted to get their trip going. Everyone wanted her to end her racist rant and stop insulting those around her. She claimed she wanted to go to the bathroom. Nothing was stopping her except her need to express her discontent with a society that was just too white for her liking. Racism is real. But what people like this fail to understand is their own racism towards Caucasians does not make the situation better. It drives people TOWARDS racism from every angle. She embarrassed herself by acting like an idiot and she made her message laughable and sad at the same time. This is Cultural Marxism in one of its ugliest forms. One thing is certain. This lady does not care how poorly she is perceived as she skews the intended Black Lives Matter message. She makes a clear case for everyone of every skin color to abandon the “white privilege” racist narrative immediately. COVID-19 may take down an independent news outlet Nobody said running a media site would be easy. We could use some help keeping this site afloat. Colleagues have called me the worst fundraiser ever. My skills are squarely rooted on the journalistic side of running a news outlet. Paying the bills has never been my forte, but we’ve survived. We have ads on the site that help, but since the site’s inception this has been a labor of love that otherwise doesn’t bring in the level of revenue necessary to justify it. When I left a nice, corporate career in 2017, I did so knowing I wouldn’t make nearly as much money. But what we do at NOQ Report to deliver the truth and fight the progressive mainstream media narrative that has plagued this nation is too important for me to sacrifice it for the sake of wealth. We know we’ll never make a ton of money this way, and we’re okay with that. Things have become harder with the coronavirus lockdowns. Both ad money and donations that have kept us afloat for a while have dropped dramatically. We thought we could weather the storm, but the so-called “surge” or “2nd-wave” that mainstream media and Democrats are pushing has put our prospects in jeopardy. In short, we are now in desperate need of financial assistance. The best way NOQ Report readers can help is to donate. Our Giving Fuel page makes it easy to donate one-time or monthly. Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal as well. We need approximately $11,500 to stay afloat for the rest of 2020, but more would be wonderful and any amount that brings us closer to our goal is greatly appreciated. The second way to help is to become a partner. We’ve strongly considered seeking angel investors in the past but because we were paying the bills, it didn’t seem necessary. Now, we’re struggling to pay the bills. This shouldn’t be the case as our traffic the last year has been going up dramatically. June, 2018, we had 11,678 visitors. A year later in June, 2019, we were up to 116,194. In June, 2020, we had 614,192. We’re heading in the right direction and we believe we’re ready talk to patriotic investors who want to not only “get in on the action” but more importantly who want to help America hear the truth. Interested investors should contact me directly with the contact button above. Election year or not, coronavirus lockdowns or not, anarchic riots or not, the need for truthful journalism endures. But in these times, we need as many conservative media voices as possible. Please help keep NOQ Report going. Check out the NEW NOQ Report Podcast. American Conservative Movement Join fellow patriots as we form a grassroots movement to advance the cause of conservatism. The coronavirus crisis has prompted many, even some conservatives, to promote authoritarianism. It’s understandable to some extent now, but it must not be allowed to embed itself in American life. We currently have 8000+ patriots with us in a very short time. If you are interested, please join us to receive updates.

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Racist Bette Midler attacks Melania Trump’s accent. Twitter lets her have it.

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BLM is holding Joe Biden and the New Democratic Party hostage

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Cowardly Black Lives Matter revolutionaries ‘protest’ police by burning down Kenosha

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Herschel Walker at Republican National Convention gives character witness to President Trump

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Vernon Jones says Democrats do not want Black people to leave their ‘mental plantation’

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No, terrorism in Kenosha is NOT justified by police shooting of Jacob Blake

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