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Friday, August 07, 2020

Michigan County Official Urged to Quit in n-Word Uproar

By R.C.
Thu, Aug 6, 2020 6:22 p.m.

Michigan County Official Urged to Quit in n-Word Uproar

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/michigan/2020/08/06/michigan-county-official-urged-quit-n-word-uproar/3310762001/




Alleged Illegal Alien Human Trafficker Arrested

By "W"
Thu, Aug 6, 2020 10:00 p.m.

Illegal Alien Human Trafficker Arrested

https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/suspected-human-trafficker-arrested-3-kids-recovered-after-chase-in-northwest-florida



Female Protester Arrested--Could Face Life in Prison

By "W"
Thu, Aug 6, 2020 10:06 p.m.

Female Protester Arrested

"W": Sad seeing white females get suckered into this BS.

https://wjla.com/news/nation-world/utah-woman-accused-of-buying-paint-for-protest-could-face-life-in-prison



China's Genocide Machine in Xinjiang

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China's Genocide Machine in Xinjiang

China's Genocide Machine in Xinjiang

by Lawrence A. Franklin  •  August 7, 2020 at 5:00 am

  • Crimes against humanity that meet the UN definition of genocide are being inflicted by Chinese troops on their Turkic Uyghur minority in the so-called Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Charges include torture, forced sterilization and hair shaved from inmates and made into commercial products. Last month, US Customs seized 13 tons of human hair and other "beauty products" worth approximately $800,000 "from Uighurs in camps."
  • The most detailed description of the brutalities visited upon the Uyghurs by Han Chinese thugs was revealed by U.S.-based lawyer and Uyghur activist Nury Turkel, who claimed that Uyghur detainees in China have had fingernails pulled out, were subjected to electric shocks, and were sexually assaulted.
  • Uyghurs, many of whom were CCP regulars and members of Xinjiang's intellectual elite, were once tolerated, but now are no longer trusted. Some, like the former President of Xinjiang University Tashpolat Tiyip, have been arrested and accused of being "two faced" betrayers of China. Many Uyghurs have been plucked from their families and forced to work in prison-like factories where they are becoming part of Xinjiang's growing urban manufacturing class, producing items for companies that are suppliers for "international tech giants such as Apple and Lenovo."

Crimes against humanity that meet the UN definition of genocide are being inflicted by Chinese troops on their Turkic Uyghur minority in the so-called Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Charges include torture, forced sterilization and hair shaved from inmates and made into commercial products. Pictured: Chinese soldiers stand in formation in front of the Id Kah Mosque in Kashgar, the westernmost urban oasis in China's portion of the historic and commercially significant "Silk Road," on July 31, 2014. (Photo by Getty Images)

The Chinese Communist Party's chairman, Xi Jinping, and his colleagues on the ruling Politburo, have, it seems, decided on the final solution for China's ethnic Uyghur Muslims. All who have seen the internet drone footage in Xinjiang of hundreds of blindfolded, male prisoners, sitting in silence, hands tied behind their back while ringed by Gestapo-like guards must shudder at the similarity in China of masses of prisoners being marched off to concentration camps.
Crimes against humanity that meet the UN definition of genocide are being inflicted by Chinese troops on their Turkic Uyghur minority in the so-called Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Charges include torture, forced sterilization and hair shaved from inmates and made into commercial products. Last month, US Customs seized 13 tons of human hair and other "beauty products" worth approximately $800,000 "from Uighurs in camps."






Over 100 Police Agencies Pull Out of Security Agreements for Democratic National Convention




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Sen. Rick Scott Portrayed as KKK member by Visa-Worker Group

By A Texas Reader
Thu, Aug 6, 2020 9:28 p.m.

Sen. Rick Scott Portrayed as KKK member by Visa-Worker Group

The primary lobby group for India's contract workers is turning its invective against Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott.

https://www.breitbart.com/immigration/2020/08/06/sen-rick-scott-portrayed-kkk-member-immigration-group/

ATR: And folks wonder why I got out of IT.


The Humiliation of Western History

By An Old Friend
Thu, Aug 6, 2020 6:20 p.m.

"The Humiliation of Western History"








Thursday, August 06, 2020

Trader Joe's [Sort of] Stands Up to Cancel Culture

By An Old Friend
Thu, Aug 6, 2020 7:32 p.m.

Trader Joe's Stands Up to Cancel Culture


AOF: This contains welcome news.  But author Jacoby wrote one notably silly sentence -- I won't mark it -- in the middle of the piece as if he's missing his own point.  Several of the online comments remark on this, too.



 In the ethnic food aisles at Trader Joe's last week, the cancel culture hit a speed bump.

The popular grocery chain, famous for its organic, gourmet, and imported foods, came in for some unwelcome notice recently when the New York Times, CNN, and other news outlets called attention to a petition condemning Trader Joe's for its "racist branding and packaging."

The petition, launched on Change.org by a California high school student, declared that the company "perpetuates harmful stereotypes" by labeling some of its international foods with international names, such as Trader Jose's for its Mexican beer, Trader Jacques' for its ham-and-cheese croissants, Arabian Joe's for its Middle Eastern flatbread, and Trader Ming's for its Kung Pao chicken. The use of these familiar ethnic names amounts to racism, scolded 17-year-old Briones Bedell, "because they exoticize other cultures."

In reality, they do just the opposite: They familiarize other cultures. They present international [sic] foods as accessible and appealing. Far from portraying foreign peoples and their foods as weirdly exotic, the lighthearted branding helps make them as welcome and appetizing as traditional "American" foods.

Trader Joe's ethnic packaging exemplifies the melting pot at its most engaging, lowering the barriers between consumers of different backgrounds and encouraging Americans to explore the variety and joys of other cuisines.

On social media, where Bedell tried to promote her petition (she tweeted that Trader Joe's "romanticizes imperialism, fetishizes native cultures, and casually misappropriates"), the reaction was overwhelmingly negative. The gusher of media attention she attracted didn't translate into many signatures — fewer than 6,000 as of Tuesday. And a counter-petition — "Salvemos a Trader Jose! / Let's save Trader Jose" — was started by another Californian, Mexican-American writer Carlos Allende.

The company's initial response to reports of the petition was to surrender without a protest. A spokesman said Trader Joe's was "in the process of updating older labels." It allowed as how its ethnic brand names may have had the "opposite effect" from the lighthearted inclusiveness they were designed to convey.

Then something splendid happened: Trader Joe's got an earful from its customers — and reversed course.

"We want to be clear: we disagree that any of these labels are racist," the company announced on its website. "We do not make decisions based on petitions." Trader Joe's shoppers, it turned out, liked the playful "Trader Jose" and "Arabian Joe" names, and were unwilling to see them gratuitously smeared as racist or rushed down the memory hole because of one teenager's complaint.

"Recently we have heard from many customers reaffirming that these name variations are largely viewed in exactly the way they were intended­ — as an attempt to have fun with our product marketing," Trader Joe's noted. "Those products that resonate with our customers and sell well will remain on our shelves."

The cancel culture has been on a roll, toppling brand names and logos (to say nothing of statues and people) on the grounds of racial or social unacceptability. Some of the vanished trademarks, like the Aunt Jemima "mammy" emblem and the name of the Washington Redskins, were plainly overdue for retirement. But other names and products — like the Dixie Chicks, "Paw Patrol," and even the Coco Pops cereal emblem — have been assailed for no good reason at all.

These name-and-shame campaigns haven't encountered much corporate resistance lately. Businesses focused on their bottom lines may figure it's best to minimize any controversy and move on as quickly as possible.

But there are dangers in letting groundswells of outrage proceed unimpeded, or in going along with the pretense that a random online petition is a legitimate news story because a reporter decides to play it up.

It is probably too much to hope that the unsuccessful assault on "Trader Jose's" and "Trader Ming's" represents some kind of turning point. There will be further examples of "woke" intolerance, and more efforts to denounce bigotry where none exists.

All the same, Trader Joe's and its customers have provided a welcome reminder that the cancel crowd can be resisted, and common sense can prevail in the face of ludicrous demands. Here's hoping that the power of that good example resonates widely, and that unwarranted charges of racism stop getting attention they don't deserve.


Three Bon Appétit Video Stars Leave the Test Kitchen Series after Failed, Racist Mutiny

By R.C.
Thu, Aug 6, 2020 7:24 p.m.

Three Bon Appétit Video Stars Leave the Test Kitchen Series Due to Alleged Racial Discrimination

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Three-Bon-Appetit-video-stars-leave-the-Test-15464775.php?utm_campaign=CMS%20Sharing%20Tools%20(Desktop)&utm_source=share-by-email&utm_medium=email

R.C.: Too much curry has made her bitter.

"Inequitable treatment at Bon Appétit was first publicized in June, when former and current staffers and contributors alleged racial discrimination, whether in compensation or the work itself. Many called for the publication's top editor, Adam Rapoport, to resign. He did so days later after a photo of him in a racist Halloween costume resurfaced online. His assistant, Ryan Walker-Hartshorn, a black woman, also said he treated her like 'the help.'"

N.S.: "Said he treated her like 'the help.'" But she was the help! She was his friggin' assitant!






Federal Prosecutors Charge Alleged MS-13 Members with Sex Trafficking Teen in Northern Va.

By Prince George's County Ex-Pat
Thu, Aug 6, 2020 6:41 p.m.

Federal Prosecutors Charge Alleged MS-13 Members with Sex Trafficking Teen in Northern Va.

https://wjla.com/news/local/police-charge-alleged-ms-13-members-with-trafficking-teen

Federal prosecutors have charged 11 alleged members and associates of the MS-13 street gang with sex trafficking and other charges after they say a 13-year-old runaway was repeatedly beaten with a baseball bat and forced into prostitution in northern Virginia.