BLM Demands Allegiance from Shoppers, Diners in Affluent Suburb

BLM invaded Lake Oswego, Oregon, on Sunday and demanded allegiance from suburban shoppers and diners who were on the streets. Protestors march through one of the wealthiest neighborhoods in the Portland metro area pic.twitter.com/MWzWmT9o3V — Sergio Olmos (@MrOlmos) October 25, 2020 The city of approximately 40,000 is situated eight miles south of Portland. It surrounds the 405-acre Oswego

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The Gales Creek fault is a new dangerous earthquake threat for Portland, Oregon … And there may be many more underground

Portland lies near the Cascadia Subduction zone, where the Juan de Fuca plate is diving beneath the North American plate. The Gales Creek fault, which is a forearc fault between the spot where the plates meet and a chain of volcanoes that links it to the subduction zone, could rupture with a major earthquake, the new study finds. Map via USGS A fault near Portland, Oregon, has the capacity to cause strong shaking in the region — and has done so as recently as 1,000 years ago. New research into the Gales Creek fault, which lies 22 miles (35 kilometers) west of Portland, reveals that earthquakes on the fault have ruptured the surface three times in the last 9,000 years. Today, the fault is capable of producing an earthquake of up to magnitude 7.1 to 7.4, which would create very strong shaking and damage property and potentially threaten lives in the Portland metro region.  Rare big quakes Fortunately, big quakes on the fault are rare, researchers reported Oct. 20 and recur every 4,000 years or so, as a rough average, and there is no evidence that the fault is currently at high risk of rupture. However, the new findings suggest the need to study other nearby faults for signs of relatively recent earthquakes. These investigations could reveal more about the dangers these faults pose to Portland and other populated areas in Oregon. “Many faults in the region are of interest based on their proximity to population centers,” said Alison Horst, a paleoseismologist formerly at Portland State University and now at the Washington State Department of Resources.  Gales Creek Portland is in the Cascadia Subduction Zone, the region of the Pacific Northwest where the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate is diving beneath the North American plate. This subduction of the plates gives rise to earthquakes and volcanic activity.  Gales Creek is considered a forearc fault, which means it is located in the region between the spot where the plates meet and the volcanic chain link to the subduction zone. It runs 45 miles (73 km) in a  northwesterly direction in a lush, forested area of the Coast Range mountains north of the Willamette River. The vegetation makes it difficult to see evidence of past earthquakes on the fault, such as the cliff-like scarps that form when Earth’s crust breaks. However, mapping efforts using a technology called lidar (light detection and ranging) suggested that the fault showed the fingerprints of past quakes. For example, the paths of some streams along the fault were offset, as if they’d been suddenly shifted to one side.  Ancient earthquakes on the Gales Creek Fault To trace the history of the Gales Creek fault, Horst and her colleagues dug a set of trenches up to 4.9 feet (1.5 meters) deep, using shovels and a backhoe. Within these trenches, they could see layers of sediment deposited over many thousands of years, including streaks of dark, charcoal-rich soil left behind by long-ago floods. Broken parts of these layers showed evidence of past earthquakes. Because the charcoal is organic material, the researchers could use radiocarbon dating, which relies on the decay rate of radioactive forms of carbon, to pinpoint when the layers had been put down.  This geological history showed three earthquakes large enough to disturb the Earth’s surface on the fault. The oldest dated back about 8,800 years ago, the next 4,200 years ago, and the most recent approximately 1,000 years ago. This averaged out to a significant earthquake approximately every 4,000 years on the Gales Creek fault.  Given the length of the fault, the researchers calculated that if the entire Gales Creek fault were to slip today, it could create an earthquake of between magnitude 7.1 and magnitude 7.4, depending on the depth of the earthquake’s origin. The actual risk of the entire fault rupturing in the near future is unknown, though. The most recent earthquake along a similar fault in the region was a magnitude-5.7 quake in March 1993 just south of Portland, which caused $30 million in damage, the authors wrote.  The next step is to study other faults in the regions for signs of ancient earthquakes. Learning when other faults cracked could reveal connections between faults, which would further clarify the earthquake hazards around Portland.  [embedded content] This article about the dangerous Gales Creek Fault near Portland was originally published on Live Science. More earthquake and fault line news on Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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36 Dogs Seized From Tacoma Home by Sheriff’s Department in Animal Cruelty Investigation

Earlier this month, Pierce County Sheriff’s Department and animal control officers seized 36 dogs from a Tacoma home as part of an ongoing investigation into animal cruelty, reports Q13Fox. Fifteen of the dogs seized were puppies, each less than 12 weeks old, Komonews notes. Authorities visited the Midland area property, which is in the 9000 block of Portland Avenue, Tacoma, on Oct. 14. They had been alerted to the alleged animal abuse by concerned members of the public. (Courtesy of Pierce County Sheriff’s Department) The response from the sheriff was prompted by reports of a large number of dogs being kept, the operation of an illegal kennel, and the owner shooting animals with a pellet gun. Video footage from a drone was also provided. Pierce County Sheriff’s Department noted on Facebook that they had visited the same property previously for a similar incident. In December 2019, around 50 dogs were seized from the same address after a warrant was issued for animal cruelty and dog fighting. At that time, the homeowner was arrested. (Courtesy of Pierce County Sheriff’s Department) Elmer James Givens Jr., the property’s owner, later went to court in an effort to get those dogs back. The judge ruled against Givens Jr., according to Q13Fox. The court put an order in place, preventing Givens Jr. from owning more than five dogs while the matter was under investigation. Though he was never charged for the first incident, the seized dogs were rehomed, according to the Sheriff’s Department. No arrests were made during this month’s search, and the investigation is still ongoing, while the dogs were examined by veterinarians for parasites and scar-like marks to determine if they were caused by puncture wounds or pellets. (Courtesy of Pierce County Sheriff’s Department) (Courtesy of Pierce County Sheriff’s Department) We would love to hear your stories! You can share them with us at emg.inspired@epochtimes.nyc

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Dog Allegedly Thrown Off Portland Highway Overpass Rescued by Good Samaritan

A Portland woman is receiving praise for rescuing a dog that was reportedly tossed over the edge of an overpass and injured. While driving down I-5 last July, she saw something tumble down from the overpass. After stopping to investigate, they discovered with utter horror that it was a dog. The animal was too injured to move its hind legs. An employee of a veterinary hospital, daughter April Eells, was able to call the vet and summon help immediately. Thanks to Eells’s quick response and fundraising efforts afterwards, the pup, dubbed “Hank,” has received numerous donations for the ongoing surgery and care he’ll need to recover from his injuries. (Screenshot/Google Maps) After Eells put together a crowdfunding page for the injured pup, Hank’s story went viral. On social media, Eells posted, “This AM my mom went into work a couple hours later than she usually does and was in shock as she came off the exit in North Portland to witnessed a dog being thrown off an overpass!” On the GoFundMe page, she clarifies that the dog’s injuries made it clear that he fell from the overpass, but no one witnessed the cause of his fall. “At this point I will say allegedly,” she wrote, “as we do not know who it was or have a description.” Upon closer inspection, Hank was found to have broken bones, broken teeth, and torn ligaments. But incredibly, X-rays revealed no internal bleeding or life-threatening injuries. (Courtesy of April Eells) (Courtesy of April Eells) Though Hank, estimated to be around 1–2 years old, will require extensive surgery to recover, the community has pulled together to get him the care he needs. The veterinary surgeon at Eells’s work even offered a $3,500 discount on the surgery needed for Hank’s legs. “Most Good Samaritans and veterinary clinics would have euthanized this boy,” Eells wrote, “but my parents wanted to give him a fighting chance.” In a strange coincidence, Eells has had more than one traumatic experience involving overpasses. She told KATU-TV, “Almost a year ago, my own daughter tried to commit suicide and she jumped off an overpass. So immediately it struck me because it was very symbolic of my own daughter, and my mom said that that was instantly she thought, ‘I’m not giving up on him.’ Because we didn’t give up on her.” (Courtesy of April Eells) Eells and her parents have patiently cared for Hank through multiple surgeries, medicine, and veterinary visits, and have already seen improvement. He may not be walking for months still, but Eells says the donations from the crowdfunding page have helped immensely. The page has already collected over $9,000, but the costs of Hank’s long-term care may exceed this amount. In an update on the dog’s condition after a recent surgery, Eells wrote, “Hank is home and comfy in his bed tonight (as pictured) but he still has a long recovery ahead of him. (Courtesy of April Eells) “Many bandage changes, meds, follow up xrays and potentially needing the plates off in a few months once the bones have fully fused, so we still need to continue to raise funds and circulate Hanks story.” Though the real reason behind Hank’s fall remains a mystery, Eells and her family are hopeful that he’ll make a full recovery. She adds: “Thank you to everyone who has donated and shared, every bit helps! We appreciate all the love and support, Hank is so worthy!” (Courtesy of April Eells) We would love to hear your stories! You can share them with us at emg.inspired@epochtimes.nyc

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Portland Protesters Deface Police Association Building, Set Fire to Billboard

Authorities said dozens of protesters marched towards the Portland Police Association (PPA) office on Monday, before vandalizing the building and setting fire to a nearby billboard. The Portland Police Bureau said that shortly after 10 p.m., around 75 members of a group marched from a park in North Portland towards the PPA office building “with support vehicles following and blocking traffic.” Authorities said that when the group arrived, a sound truck gave three announcements requesting that protesters stop blocking traffic, “be courteous to your neighbors,” and not vandalize buildings. “The group immediately began spray painting the PPA office,” the police said, adding that some protesters climbed onto roofs of nearby businesses and used signs to block traffic and occupied a roadway. At one point, an unidentified individual set fire to a nearby billboard. “The fire burned the attached advertisement as the rest of the structure appeared to remain unaffected by the fire. The fire appeared to extinguish itself,” the police said. Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter, Sergio Olmos, shared information about the incident in a series of tweets. This included a photo of a handful of individuals, some wearing helmets, standing by the billboard, which featured the slogan: “Wake up America! Thank you Portland Police Bureau.” The photo also showed what appeared to be five paint bomb splotches on the billboard. A brief video Olmos shared in subsequent tweet shows the ad burning while loud music is heard in the background and then some yelling. Portland police issued another warning, calling on the crowd to stay on the sidewalk, stay off buildings, and “not light fires.” They threatened to arrest people engaging in criminal activity and warned that they may deploy crowd control measures, including batons and tear gas. The crowd dispersed around midnight, with police saying no arrests were made. The PPA building was earlier the target of protests, with police in August declaring a riot after the office was defaced with graffiti and a fire was set nearby. Between May 29 and Oct. 18, the Portland Police Bureau declared 28 riots and made 937 arrests, excluding arrests made by Federal officers. Meanwhile, gun violence in the area surrounding Portland Police’s East Precinct, which was the epicenter of anti-police protests and riots, has surged by 114.9 percent year-over-year, recent figures show. So far this year, as of Oct. 15, there were 331 shootings in the East Precinct, compared to 154 in the first ten and a half months of 2019.

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Shootings Spiked Near Epicenter of Portland Protests

Gun violence near the epicenter of anti-police protests in Portland doubled this year, newly updated Portland Police Bureau data show.  Shootings reported in the area surrounding the city police's East Precinct, which was repeatedly targeted by anti-police rioters, have increased by 114.9 percent this year—marking the largest increase in gun violence across the city’s three police precincts. City-wide statistics show

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This Week in Leftist Violence and Intimidation Vol. 8

Violence and vandalism in Portland, Seattle, and elsewhere continued to fester this past week, but left-wing activists also attempted to disrupt political and legal processes in the name of social justice. Here are some of the most egregious instances of politically motivated violence and intimidation from this week. 5. Democratic Lawmaker's Stepson Arrested for Assaulting Officer, Planning Series of Attacks

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Portland to Mark Police Helmets with Prominent ID Numbers

The Portland Police Bureau will clearly mark police officers’ helmets for identification, the city’s mayor announced. Mayor Ted Wheeler said a number will be “prominently displayed on officers’ helmets during crowd management events.” Mayor Wheeler tweeted on Friday: The Portland Police Bureau today announced it will assign every officer a three-digit number and require that the number be prominently

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Homeless Man Donates His Last Dollar to Repair Aftermath of Portland Riots: ‘I Wanted to Help’

A homeless man from Portland, Oregon, is being praised for donating all of his money to the Oregon Historical Society after protesters smashed in the building’s windows during a protest-turned-riot. On Oct. 11, a Portland protest turned into a riot in which demonstrators toppled statues of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt in protest of Columbus Day and in support of Indigenous People’s Day. Inside the Oregon Historical Society during an Indigenous People’s Day of Rage protest on Oct. 11, 2020, in Portland, Ore. (Nathan Howard/Getty Images) Protesters also threw flares inside the Oregon Historical Society building and stole a priceless handmade Afro-American heritage bicentennial commemorative quilt, sewn by 15 black women from Portland in the 1970s. The society’s executive director, Kerry Tymchuk, stated publicly that the OHS works diligently to honor Oregon’s Native Americans. As news of the vandalism spread on Monday morning, donations started flowing in to help repair the destruction. But one donation stood out among the rest. Tymchuk received a note, handwritten on a simple napkin by a homeless man named Oscar. The note was accompanied by a meager $1 bill. “I’m homeless,” the note read, “so I don’t have much to give you, just some of my bottle collecting money. But I saw your windows got broken and I wanted to help.” (Oregon Historical Society) The note also thanked the Oregon Historical Society staff for a free tour he once received. “None [of these donations] have affected me as much as a gift from our neighbor, Oscar,” Tymchuk said, adding that the OHS is grateful for the numerous donations that have poured in from the community over the years. “We’ve been grateful to receive many generous donations over the years, some upwards of a million and more dollars. No donation means more to me, and to the society, than this dollar donation,” Tymchuk added. We would love to hear your stories! You can share them with us at emg.inspired@epochtimes.nyc

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Portland, Oakland Sue Trump Administration for Efforts to Maintain Law and Order in U.S. Cities

The cities of Portland, Oregon, and Oakland, California, filed a federal lawsuit on Wednesday claiming that the Trump administration’s effort to maintain law and order in U.S. cities and to protect federal property was unconstitutional.  The lawsuit said that the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security unconstitutionally took over police duties in those cities, where, in the case of Portland,

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Violent Unrest and Coronavirus Concerns as Election Day Approaches

Townhall Review – July 25, 2020 Hugh Hewitt talks with NBC Correspondent Steve Kornacki about the COVID-19 effect on the 2020 Presidential Campaign. Sebastian Gorka and Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security Ken Cuccinelli talk about the makings of a real revolution going on today in some major American cities. Mark Davis and Dr. (Admiral) Brett Giroir, Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services, talk about how we are doing as a country to get ourselves free of the pandemic. Sebastian Gorka turns to Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, about the cultural revolution. Kevin McCullough and Lanhee Chen talk about getting our kids back to school. Steve Cortes talks with Steven Mosher, President of the Population Research Center, about China’s responsibility for the COVID-19 pandemic. Dennis Prager and Bjorn Lomborg talk about global warming and his book, “False Alarm.” Larry Elder looks at news coverage of local black police officers in the cities of Portland and Minneapolis. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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The Left Grows Bold in a Divided Nation

Townhall Review – August 1, 2020 Hugh Hewitt examines the House Democrat’s tactics during U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s testimony before the House. Dennis Prager talks with Andy Ngo about the violent unrest in the city of Portland, Oregon. Hugh Hewitt and Wisconsin Senator Mike Gallagher talk about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s speech where the Secretary said to “distrust and verify,” communist China. Bob Frantz talks with black conservative and member of the United States Commission on Civil Rights, Peter Kirsanow about “systemic racism.” Larry Elder turns to Bob Woodson, civil rights leader and founder of the Woodson Center, to talk about his criticism of the 1619 Project as a re-working of history. Sebastian Gorka and former U.S. Attorney Andrew McCarthy talk about former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge’s criticism of federal efforts to stop Antifa’s attacks on federal buildings. Mike Gallagher looks at Presidential candidate Joe Biden’s recent comment calling President Trump a racist. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

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New Jersey Mayor Attacks Trumps Supporters As ‘Religious Zealots’ Who Want ‘Sharia Law’

A New Jersey mayor recently caused controversy by criticizing President Donald Trump in a private Facebook post that compared his supporters to “religious zealots” who want to “enact the Christian version of Sharia law.” Betsy Driver is the mayor of Flemington, New Jersey and her alleged recent post was shared on a local Republican website. THANK YOU @NBCNews for

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Just an ‘Idea’? Extremism Experts Explain the Online Organizing Behind Leftist Riots

Demonstrators in Portland, Ore., August 2, 2020. (Caitlin Ochs/Reuters)Antifa is more than an idea. On Sunday night, a mob of nearly 300 people marched into a Portland city park, strapped chains around statues of Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, and pulled them to the ground. Demonstrators dressed in black smashed the windows of the Oregon Historical Society and threw flares inside in an attempt to burn the building down. They vandalized businesses, tagged buildings with graffiti, and fired bullets through a restaurant’s front window as a riot was declared. Advertisement Riots like this may look like pure chaos, but police leaders believe Sunday’s criminal behavior was planned from the start. Advertisements for the “direct action” event barred cameras and journalists, evidence that organizers wanted to avoid accountability for the violence, police say. The violent demonstrations that erupted in American cities after George Floyd’s death in May are often portrayed in mainstream media as spontaneous, leaderless uprisings. But people who study extremist groups say much of the chaos is orchestrated by a core of radical left-wing agitators whose online organization has become increasingly sophisticated. Advertisement For decades, scholars who study extremist violence have focused most of their attention on Islamic radicals and ideologically right-wing militants, like the group accused this month in the plot to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer. In terms of lethality, experts agree those groups have posed the greatest threat in recent years. But as violent protests continue in American cities – they’ve been occurring nightly for nearly five months in Portland — some researchers are increasingly concerned about the growing threat posed by radical left-wing groups, whose protests have already led to one killing in Portland. Advertisement Members of the mainstream press and a number of national Democrats have argued that left-wing street violence poses a lesser threat than its right-wing counterpart because its participants are less organized and operate without centralized leadership. The so-called Antifa movement that has terrorized the streets of American cities is an “idea,” Vice President Joe Biden assured viewers during the first presidential debate, misquoting FBI Director Christopher Wray, who said during recent congressional testimony that Antifa amounts to an “ideology.” Wray later clarified that Antifa is a “real thing,” and “not a fiction.” Advertisement “The idea that we could have a street war with Antifa and some of these more radical right-wing elements that could leave dozens of people dead or injured is so obviously within the realm of possibility that it’s laughable to say it’s not,” said Joel Finkelstein, co-founder of the Network Contagion Research Institute (NCRI) at Rutgers University. The NCRI uses machine learning and data-driven approaches to analyze social media and create landscape threat assessments involving extremist groups. In a report released in September, the NCRI found that in just the past several months, the online structure supporting militant anti-fascist and anarcho-socialist groups has grown rapidly. Advertisement The report found striking similarities between hard-left and hard-right groups, including how their members gather virtually in fringe Internet forums and use those forums to spread violent and propagandistic memes. They also found evidence that those online networks are being used to coordinate real-world riots around the country. “What’s happening with the Left is something that’s new,” Finkelstein said. Tayler Hansen, a self-described independent journalist who went to Portland last month to document the mayhem, said news organizations misunderstand how well-organized the demonstrations are. Hansen, 20, a tattooed pro-life activist with wild blond hair and a populist streak, tried to blend in with the rioters, dressing in black and chatting up the people he met. He said many of the people he met were, in fact, “normal people,” who just “want to belong to something bigger than themselves.” Advertisement But he also noted that the structure of the protests and the tactics the protesters use are the same night after night. The evening demonstrations, or “direct action” campaigns, are organized and promoted online, he said. Most of the protesters who return each night know their roles – some are medics, some man the shield line to face down police. Others are there to instigate confrontations, which are caught on camera by people Hansen describes as “Antifa press.” People dressed in “black bloc” direct the action on the ground, he said. “Every single protest they use the exact same techniques,” said Hansen, who left Portland after he was beaten by four demonstrators dressed in black. “They are using and learning these techniques from somebody.” Radical parallels In January, the NCRI researchers released a report dissecting the threat posed by the Boogaloo movement, whose adherents are preparing for an apocalyptic civil war and communicate through memes and online jokes. When the researchers turned their attention to potential threats posed by anarcho-socialist extremists, they found that left-wing groups were using many of the same online tactics. Advertisement Advertisement Groups on both ideological extremes organized followers around apocalyptic beliefs and utopian legends. They both used fringe Internet forums to spread violent memes and propaganda. They glorified lone-wolf terror attacks and martyrs for their causes. Both sides seemed to enjoy posting pictures of their guns, along with symbols of their movements – Hawaiian shirts for the Boogaloos, Antifa flags for the anarcho-socialist groups. And they both co-opt events, such as quarantine and Floyd’s death, to pull people in. Their efforts spread online, like a virus. “What shocked me was that a parallel structure had emerged very rapidly on the left,” Finkelstein said. “In the course of just one year we saw really sizable communities that were incubating these really hostile political ideals and dehumanizing political opponents, law enforcement, and political leadership with memes that were vulgar, and in some cases explicitly violent.” There were some differences in tactics. Advertisement While Boogaloo adherents were flashy – they want to be seen in their Hawaiian shirts, and rally around zany code words – the left-wing groups want members to avoid detection, and are tactically evasive. They urge followers to “be like water,” shapeless, and they weaponize online code words that are almost boring or inane, like “ACAB,” an acronym for “all cops are bastards.” After Floyd’s death, researchers identified significant spikes in anarcho-socialist code words and anti-police language on Twitter and in toxic Reddit forums. The rage wasn’t contained online. Finkelstein said the so-called “network-enabled mob” is responsible for inciting and orchestrating riots in four cities on July 25. “That’s what the Boogaloos say they want to do, but these guys have actually done it,” he said. The idea that peaceful racial-justice protests are being hijacked by violent radicals isn’t new. In July, Portland NAACP President E.D. Mondainé penned an op-ed in the Washington Post arguing that white people with their own agendas were co-opting the Black Lives Matter movement and distracting attention from racial-justice concerns. “Vandalizing government buildings and hurling projectiles at law enforcement draw attention – but how do these actions stop police from killing black people? What are Antifa and other leftist agitators achieving for the cause of black equality?” he wrote. In September, New York Times columnist Farah Stockman argued that the chaos in American cities was being “strategically planned, facilitated and advertised on social media by anarchists who believed that their actions advanced the cause of racial justice.” Stockman’s column was based on the work of another independent journalist, Jeremy Lee Quinn, who documents the tactics of insurrectionary anarchy on his website, Public Report. Quinn has video from protests around the country that shows similar cases of strategic mayhem: Black-clad actors with masks, operating away from more peaceful protests, take crowbars to store windows and then summon in teams of looters. An analysis of Stockman’s column on an anarchist website called her report “nonsense.” The “riotous crowds have been multiracial” and “anarchists made up only a small part of most large demonstrations,” the anonymous author wrote, calling it conspiratorial thinking to believe that “a small group of white anarchists somehow managed to coordinate a multiethnic movement that brought tens of millions of Americans into the streets.” Alex Goldenberg, another co-author of the NCRI report, said that while it’s true the demonstrations are technically leaderless, it’s clear that a small number of the demonstrators are coordinating the efforts. “They are still sharing the same network of tactics, and there is small cell-like activity,” he said. “These people are communicating with each other.” A left-wing or right-wing problem? The question of which side of the ideological spectrum is most dangerous was a main point of contention during the first presidential debate, when President Donald Trump was asked to condemn white supremacy and the far-right Proud Boys. But Trump said he didn’t think right-wing violence was the country’s main problem. “Somebody’s got to do something about Antifa and the Left, because this is not a right-wing problem; this is a left-wing problem,” Trump said. Finkelstein called the exchange between Trump and Biden “a real tragedy” and evidence that national leaders can’t discuss the extremism problem in a mature way. “You can see the accelerationists are really leading the national dialogue,” he said. Advertisement The NCRI report suggests that fomenting hard-left radicalism could lead to a “mass-casualty event,” such as an attack on infrastructure or a street war. But Finkelstein said it remains unclear just how big the threat is. There hasn’t been enough attention by extremist researchers. “There’s been something of a spotlight effect in the extremist research community on right-wing violence, but there hasn’t been enough attention paid to this because it’s so new,” he said. “Whatever else is true, it’s obviously worse than we think it is,” Finkelstein added. Brian Levin, director of the non-partisan Center of Hate & Extremism at California State University, San Bernadino, agrees that the threat of left-wing violence is real, but he said it is overblown. While there have been violent demonstrations in several cities around the country, most were spurred by a significant event and quickly dissipated. The sustained protests have mostly been contained to progressive, West Coast cities with more sophisticated left-wing networks. While the NCRI report documents growth among left-wing militias such as the John Brown Gun Club and the Socialist Rifle Association, Levin said hard-left radicals have historically been more interested in a kind of street theater that is “part extremist violence, part bohemian county fair.” Hard-left radicals typically aren’t “into that mass-casualty stuff,” he said, but added that “when you get an arms race on one side, you get an arms race on the other side, too.” Generally, the hard Left lacks structure, the glorification of weapons, and locations where radical members can train to use their weapons. “The hard Left is more concerned with property damage and pyrotechnics than they are with a body count,” Levin said. “But that doesn’t mean they’ll always be that way.” Finkelstein said his researchers have seen such dramatic growth among left-wing radical groups that they’re having difficulty keeping pace with it. He expects future attacks will be carried out by groups no one has heard of because they’re developing so fast online. Twitter in particular needs to be held accountable for allowing left-wing extremist groups to operate, Finkelstein said, though social-media companies in general have been slow to respond. “I think everyone is slower to the game because we haven’t seen this movie before,” he said. “People are still unsure that this is something that has lethal potential, and it clearly does.” Send a tip to the news team at NR. Ryan Mills is a media reporter at National Review. He previously worked for 14 years as a breaking news reporter, investigative reporter, and editor at newspapers in Florida. Originally from Minnesota, Ryan lives in the Fort Myers area with his wife and two sons.

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Sarah Iannarone’s answer to Antifa question tells us Portland is doomed

For decades, Portland was considered to be one of the most impressive cities on the west coast. It was safe, vibrant, and productive. But in recent years, it has turned “woke,” not only culturally but also politically. The results have been disastrous and they’re on the verge of stepping even further to the left. Mayor Ted Wheeler has been a complete disaster because of his radical leftist policies. But his opponent, Sarah Iannarone, is even more radical than he is, if that’s even possible. She is known as the “Antifa candidate” for mayor and right now she’s leading in the polls. It would seem that the domestic terrorism that has engulfed the city for over four months has been embraced by most of the residents. To get an idea of Iannarone’s ideology, listen to her response about Antifa. At tonight's Portland mayoral debate, Sarah Iannarone, who is polling ahead of @tedwheeler, is asked about her support for antifa. She repeats the falsehood that being "antifa" only means being against fascism. pic.twitter.com/2P2W8TvdH0 — Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) October 9, 2020 Portland may be dying. It may also be dead already. It’s hard to tell since mainstream media won’t cover it anymore and independent media must risk physical attacks just to get the word out. Go woke, go broke. 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.

Continue Reading Sarah Iannarone’s answer to Antifa question tells us Portland is doomed

2017 video of Antifa berating Ted Wheeler was a warning for what we’re seeing today

Antifa in Portland is nothing new. Many Americans heard of them for the first time this year. Still more Americans haven’t heard of them at all despite essentially destroying a major United States city over the past four months. Mainstream media may still be pretending they’re mostly peaceful protesters spawned spontaneously after the George Floyd killing, but this resurfaced video by Andy Ngo tells a very different story. During a Portland city hall meeting about sanctuary city status in 2017, Antifa came out in force and explained to Mayor Ted Wheeler that they were ready for insurrection. A man who identified himself as Jeff Singer took the mic in full Antifa garb and lambasted Wheeler over police violence. Portland Antifa ambassador addresses the city councilpic.twitter.com/0liXKl33DF — ELIJAH SCHAFFER (@ElijahSchaffer) October 5, 2020 If you still think Antifa and Black Lives Matter haven’t been planning these riots for years, then you probably get all of your news from mainstream media. Watch the reporting from people like Andy Ngo and Elijah Schaffer to learn the truth. 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.

Continue Reading 2017 video of Antifa berating Ted Wheeler was a warning for what we’re seeing today

While Portland literally burns, Mayor Ted Wheeler fights light pollution

Portland is burning. It seems like we’ve used that lead-in at least half-a-dozen times regarding the Oregon city, but the flames just won’t be extinguished. Between literal fires burning around them and Antifa-BLM riots causing anarchy in downtown, the city is a shell of what it was and may be beyond recovery thanks in large part to the feckless policies of Mayor Ted Wheeler. Talk show host Todd Herman noted the disconnect between Wheeler and the reality of his city in a Twitter response to Wheeler’s calls for fighting “light pollution.” So can arson fires, "Mayor." — Todd Ξ Herman (Parler: ToddEHerman) (@toddeherman) September 20, 2020 As bad as Ted Wheeler is, his mayoral election opponent is a full-blown Antifa supporter. The city must choose between a feckless radical and a dangerous extremist. To those who haven’t left Portland yet, the time is now. 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.

Continue Reading While Portland literally burns, Mayor Ted Wheeler fights light pollution

#BlueLivesMatter activist Savanah Hernandez describes her biggest ‘red pill’ moment

Continue Reading #BlueLivesMatter activist Savanah Hernandez describes her biggest ‘red pill’ moment

NY Times reporter Davey Alba claims there has been no proof of Antifa ‘real world harm’

Continue Reading NY Times reporter Davey Alba claims there has been no proof of Antifa ‘real world harm’