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Swedish professor says cannibalism is a way to combat climate change

This dude takse the climate-change hysteria to new levels.

Magnus Söderlund is a behavioral scientist at Stockholm School of Economics in Stockholm, Sweden. He describes himself in his profile on ResarchGate as “Professor of Marketing and Head of Center for Consumer Marketing at Stockholm School of Economics. Magnus does research in consumer behavior-related areas, often with experimental methods, and with an interest in how consumers are affected by various marketing activities.”

On September 3, 2019, at the Gastro Summit on food of the future in Stockholm, Söderlund conducted a powerpoint presentation titled “Can you Imagine Eating Human Flesh?,” in which he said we must “awaken the idea” of eating human flesh in the future, as a way of combatting the effects of climate change.

Sweden’s TV Channel 4 reports, September 3, 2019, that (via Google Translate):

The “Gastro Summit – about the future of food” is being held at the Stockholm Fair. There, behavioral scientist Magnus Söderlund holds seminars that make most people raise their eyebrows. They are about the possibility of eating human flesh – to save the climate.

Swedish-American writer/reporter Celia Farber reports for The Epoch Times that Söderlund argued that since food sources will be scarce in the future, humans must break down the ancient taboos against desecrating the human corpse and eating human flesh, and be introduced to eating things they have thus far considered disgusting–among them, human flesh. He called the taboos against cannibalism “conservative” and people’s resistance to it as a problem that could be overcome, little by little, beginning with persuading people to eat worms and insects, then to tasting human flesh.

In his talk at the Gastro Summit, Söderlund asked the audience how many would be open to the idea of cannibalism. Not many hands went up; some in the audience groaned.  When interviewed after his talk, Söderlund reported brightly that 8% of conference participants said they would be open to trying human flesh. When asked if he himself would try it, he replied: “I feel somewhat hesitant but to not appear overly conservative…I’d have to say….I’d be open to at least tasting it.”

Söderlund suggested that eating pets and insects would be easier sells before cannibalism.

Farber concludes:

What Söderlund does not mention, curiously, is the long documented science—the biological effect of cannibalism.

A tribe called the Fore lived isolated in Papua New Guinea until the 1930s. They believed in eating their dead rather than allowing them to be consumed by worms. This led to an epidemic of a disease called “kuru, or “the laughing death,” caused by ingestion of human meat. This disease was not caused by a pathogen, but rather, a “twisted protein,” (according to an NPR report) that tricks “other proteins in the brain to twist like it, damaging the brain’s cerebellum. Researchers compared it to Dr. Jekyll’s transformation. The last victim of kuru died in 2009.

Whoever is in charge of Sweden’s Public Relations is doing an abysmal job. Unless the new brand is that this small Northern country, obsessed with atheism and political correctness, is now cooler than ever for re-setting all previously known boundaries of “noir.” And madness.

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Piers Morgan: The Left have become unbearable, and are fueling populism across the world

Piers Morgan, 54, is an English journalist, broadcaster and TV personality.

I was no fan of Morgan. He was especially loathsome when he hosted Piers Morgan Live on CNN from 2011 to 2014, after which he returned to the UK.

On the Ben Shapiro Show last Sunday, August 18, 2019, Morgan launched into a stinging critique of the contemporary Left which had gone viral on Twitter, which just goes to show even a self-identified, pro-gun control liberal like Piers Morgan has had enough with so-called “liberals”.

Morgan said (beginning at the 8:26 mark):

“I think a lot of people who should be impartial journalists and masquerade as impartial journalists are now drifting toward being celebrities. And right now in America, in Trump’s America, the only way to be a celebrated journalist is predominantly to be a liberal, Trump-hating journalist, and that’s where it gets dangerous.

When I look at CNN for example, when I was there, the standards and practices around impartiality were extremely, extremely rigorously enforced. You could not remotely be seen to…partial politically. Now I look at CNN, I just see open sneering at Trump 24/7…. Things have changed: when I was there, you couldn’t do that, and I think that’s problematic. America needs CNN to be impartial. You know you have MSNBC on the left, you have Fox on the right, people have always understood that. If CNN itself becomes partial and partisan, I find that a big problem.

I find it a problem some of their reporters want to be big stars. You know anchors, they’re gonna be stars because they’re anchoring. When you’re a White House reporter or correspondent, you really should be doing the late-night chat shows? I don’t think so. So I think that there’s a line there which is getting crossed more and more, which I think is a problem for American people and their ability to cut through all this and get to the truth….

I have never known it like it is now, and I think it’s being massively exacerbated by social media…. It feels like we’ve gone back 2,000 years and we’re back into tribes. You have it with Trump here in America where it’s just blind. You have to be in one tribe or the other. You’re not allowed actually to say well, on the one hand he’s done good things here, here, here, on the other hand I don’t like what he’s doing here. It’s everything about this man, everything he does and says, every time he breaks wind, it offends me. Or I love him and everything he does is fantastic even when Trump does something ridiculous….

The most important thing is to maintain the ability to have a democratic debate with people, and to sit with people that you fundamentally don’t agree with, and to listen to things you find fundamentally offensive, but you actually respect someone’s right to think differently to you….

It’s the inability to have a debate without wanting to cancel people, to wrech their lives, to make them lose their jobs…. [Referring to universities in the UK and Berkeley, CA de-platforming speakers, i.e., not allowing invited speakers to speak] What is the point of being at university if you’re not going there to be challenged and to have your own views challenged….

(41:40) The self-righteousness of people that lose elections or referendums [referring to the Brexit referendum] … they say ‘No, you’re too stupid, no. Actually we have to do this all over again, we should ignore the result of this election because I know more than you, I’m more intelligent than you, you’re stupid people. That’s where we’ve got to, and if that is accepted, where every result is simply declared null and void and Liberals, let’s be honest, get what they want, democracy dies….”

Shapiro then asks Morgan if Brexit and President Trump are part of generalized phenomenon of populism in other countries in Europe as well, e.g., Italy, of a resistance to a “generalized elite” — “sneering…people who want to control your life from top down”. Morgan said [42:31 mark]:

Populism is rising because Liberals have become unbearable, and I speak as a Liberal, okay. In my core, I’m probably more liberal than not although fundamentally I see myself as a journalist and I’d like to see both sides of all this and I can argue both. But Liberals have become utterly, pathetically illiberal, and it’s a massive problem. What’s the point in calling yourself a Liberal if you don’t allow anyone else to have a different view? You know this snowflake culture that we operate in, the victimhood culture, the ‘everybody has to think a certain way, behave a certain way, everyone has to have a bleeding heart and tell you 20 things that are wrong with them’. I just think it’s all completely skewed to an environment where everyone’s offended by everything, and no one’s allowed to say a joke….

So … suddenly where are we? The Liberals get what they want, which is a humorless void where nothing happens, where no one dare do anything or laugh about anything or behave in any way that doesn’t suit their rigid way of leading a life. No, thanks.

So what’s happening around the world? Populism is rising because people are fed up with the PC culture, they’re fed up with snowflake [inaudible], they’re fed up with everyone being offended by everything, and they’re gravitating to forceful personalities…. I don’t agree with all of it, but I understand why the Liberals, my side if you like, are getting it so horribly wrong. They just want to tell people not just how to lead their lives, but if you don’t lead it the way I tell you to. It’s a kind of version of fascism: You don’t live the life the way I’m telling you to, then I’m gonna ruin your life. I’m gonna scream abuse at you, I’m gonna get you fired from your job, I’m gonna get you hounded by your family and friends. I’m gonna make you the most disgusting human in the world, because he said a joke ten years ago.

That’s the attitude we’re operating in. It takes forceful personalities to rise above it. Donald Trump rose up and went like Godzilla: ‘Okay, you want to fight? I’m here!’ And guess what, millions of people in Middle America went, ‘That’s our guy! That’s our guy, he’s the one that’s gonna help us.’ Same thing happening across Europe.”

And how will the Left react to Morgan’s critique? To quote two commenters on YouTube:

CNN’s headline on Monday reads: “Alt-Right Piers Morgan Sits Down with White Supremacist Ben Shapiro and Attacks American Journalism in Hate Fueled Tirade.”

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Returning from vacation, Amsterdam businessman found his property occupied by 40 migrants

The Dutch-language AT5 reports, August 19, 2019, that returning from vacation last week, Salih Ozcan, a businessman in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands, got a big surprise.

First, he found piles of garbage in front of his business property in Westpoort, a borough of Amsterdam.

Inside was an even worse surprise.

Some 40 “migrants” of We Are Here — a group of failed or refused asylum seekers — were squatting inside the property that Ozcan intends for his car company. He had first rented out the space, but “a bad tenant” used it for growing weed. After he evicted the tenant, he had the building refurbished.

When Ozcan tried to enter his property, one of the migrants blocked his entrance, told him to leave the premises, and threatened to call the police.

Ozcan exclaimed incredulously: “Do I have to leave my own building ?!”

A bewildered Ozcan told AT5I am a small entrepreneur who uses this property for his business. Because of them, I now don’t have a business. It’s a very bad feeling. I have no words for it at all. I can understand those people somewhat, but they don’t understand me at all. Unbelievable that this is possible in the Netherlands.”

Referring to the piles of trash outside, Ozcan said: “This is too crazy for words. Only rats and mice come here.”

The police said the squatters would not be evacuated “as a matter of urgency” and that on average, a property owner has to wait six weeks to evict. 

Ozcan meanwhile has hired a lawyer.

H/t Paul Joseph Watson of Summit News

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Like San Franciso, London has become a sh*t-hole

Once upon a time, public defecation used to be more of a problem in non-European Third World countries.

No more.

Although public defecation is still a problem in Third World countries, the sight of human feces in streets has become a major problem in liberal utopias like San Francisco.

See “San Francisco goes down the toilet with public defecation” and “Liberal utopia of San Francisco: People are pooping more than ever on the streets of San Francisco

The sh*t has now hit London, England.

Not coincidentally, like San Francisco, London is governed by a “progressive” mayor — Sadiq Khan, a social democrat who compared President Trump to Adolf Hitler (“European dictators of the 1930s and 40s”).

Signs are going up in London telling people not to sh*t in the streets. A City of Westminster Clean Streets sign posted to Twitter reads (Summit News):

This area is being monitored for street fouling. Anyone urinating or defecating may be subject to arrest.

In the video below, Paul Joseph Watson points out that London literally is overflowing with sh*t because the city, with a population of almost 9 million, has outgrown its sewage system that was originally built for a city of 2.5 million.

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EXIF data of photo of Prince Harry-Meghan Markle’s baby christening say it was taken 2 months prior

On May 6, 2019, nearly a year after their wedding, Britain’s Prince Harry (PH), 34, and his American wife, the former minor Hollywood actress Meghan Markle (MM), 37, announced on Instagram that their son was born that “early morning,” weighing 7 lb. 3 oz. Other details of the baby’s birth are kept “private”.

Two days later, on May 8, in a press conference, PH and MM, aka the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, introduced their baby to the world — Archie Harrison, 7th in line to the throne, who had been overdue by at least a week. By some calculations, the baby’s due date should have been in March or April. (Town&Country)

Prince Harry & Meghan Markle introduce baby Archie to the world, May 8, 2019

On the morning of July 6, 2019, 2-month-old Archie was christened (baptized) in a private ceremony (no reporters) in the private chapel at Windsor Castle. (Town&Country)

Reporter Roya Nikkah wrote in the Sunday Times that Archie’s private christening “is in contrast to the decision by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge  [Prince William and Kate] to let cameras capture their children at their christenings, together with the arrivals of family members and godparents, before holding private services.”

PH and MM did release two photos taken by photographer Chris Allerton a few hours after the christening ceremony — a black-and-white photo of PH, MM, and Archie; and a color group photo (see below), in which Archie’s anonymous godparents are missing.

Photo published on Town&Country

Front row, from left to right: Camilla (wife of Prince Charles), Prince Harry, Meghan Markle holding Archie, Kate (wife of Prince William).

Back row, from left to right: Prince Charles, Princess Diana’s two sisters, Prince William.

Many noted how inappropriate Harry‘s scruffy brown suede shoes were. Notice that he wore the same shoes and same light-grey suit, but a different tie, to both the May 8 press conference and the July 6 christening.

Digital photos are embedded with EXIF (Exchangeable Image File Format) data, such as ISO speed, shutter speed, aperture, white balance, camera model and make, date and time when the photo was taken, lens type, focal length and much more.

PhotographyLife explains:

Being able to read such data can be of great importance not only for beginners, but also for other photographers who want to find out what settings and tools were used to create a particular photograph…. [S]pecific tools that are capable of reading this information must be used to view it. For example, some image viewers and post-processing tools like Lightroom are capable of viewing and extracting such information…while some operating systems are capable of reading this data to display relevant data.

To find out how you can view EXIF data on the Mozilla Firefox and Chrome browsers, go here.

Below is an example of the EXIF data of a photo. I painted a red box around “original date and time”, i.e., when the photo was originally taken.

Using the “File info” feature in Photoshop, a tumblr poster called gofakeyourselfmeghan found the following EXIF data of the baby christening group photo, showing the original date and time of the photo to be May 8, 2019, 10:56 PM (22:56:06) — the same day when PH and MM “introduced” Archie to the world.

I verified this by downloading the EXIF viewer add-on for Mozilla Firefox browser, then I right-clicked on the christening group pic on meghansmirror.com. (I used the christening pic published on the Meghan’s Mirror blog because the same pic published on Town&Country and other news sites is stripped of EXIF data, which is curious to say the least.) This is the EXIF data I got:

A UK tweeter enlarged Prince William’s watch, which shows the time 10:56, consistent with the EXIF data’s 10:56PM original time:

Don’t be fooled by claims of the photo’s “creation date” of July 6, 2019. That date refers to when the photo was published, not when the photo was originally taken. You can see that for yourself by going to Town&Country:

  • Right-click the group pic
  • On the drop-down menu, click “View image info”
  • A new page called “Page Info” will pop up
  • Click “General”

I took this screenshot of the pic’s “Page Info”, showing July 6, 2019 as the date when the pic was published, not the date when the photo was taken.

The question that must be asked is why the deception? Why are UK taxpayers told that baby Archie was christened on July 6, when the EXIF data say the christening took place two months prior, on May 8, 2019?

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Alleged anti-Semitism: Cartoonist Ben Garrison disinvited from White House Social Media Summit; high school principal fired for refusing to state Holocaust really happened

Holocaust denial, the denial of the genocidal killing of approximately six million Jews in Europe by Nazi Germany in the 1930s and 1940s, is illegal in Israel and 16 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain).

Here in the United States, notwithstanding the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech, “anti-Semitism” is not just politically incorrect and verboten, the trend is towards banning and criminalizing “anti-Semitism” and Holocaust denial altogether:

  • A bill (HR 1697) in Congress seeks to make it a felony to support any anti-Israel boycott.
  • On May 29, 2019, in Jerusalem, Israel, Florida governor Ron DeSantis signed a bill, HB 741, into law banning “anti-Semitism” in Florida’s public schools — the first bill in Florida history signed on foreign soil.

Below are two recent cases of alleged “anti-Semitism”.

(1) Political cartoonist Ben Garrison

Tomorrow, July 11, the Trump administration will host a Social Media Summit  on the “opportunities and challenges of today’s online environment,” in the words of White House spokesperson Judd Deere.

Deere made the announcement on June 26, the same day President Trump said the federal government should file lawsuits against some of the tech giants. Trump has accused Google, Facebook and Twitter of being biased against him and other conservatives. (Politico)

Brilliant political cartoonist Ben Garrison was first invited to the Social Media Summit, then the invitation was rescinded because of complaints from the Anti-Defamation League that Garrison is “anti-Semitic”.

This is his statement:

(2) Florida high school principal William Latson

Meanwhile, a high school principal in Florida was fired for refusing to state that the Holocaust of six million Jews in WWII was a factual, historical event.

Sarah Mervosh reports for the New York Times that in April 2018, William Latson, the principal of Spanish River Community High School in Boca Raton, Fla., wrote in an email exchange with an unidentified parent that “Not everyone believes the Holocaust happened,” amd that he had to stay “politically neutral”. He said that the school offered an assembly and courses on the Holocaust, but that they were optional and could not be “forced upon” all students.

Making a distinction between his personal beliefs about the Holocaust and his role as the principal of a public school, Latson wrote: “I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee. I do allow information about the Holocaust to be presented and allow students and parents to make decisions about it accordingly. I do the same with information about slavery.”

The emails were recently obtained and published by The Palm Beach Post, which led to an intense backlash in South Florida — an area with a third of the population being Jewish.

Thousands signed an online petition calling for Latson’s resignation. On July 1, the Palm Beach County school district announced that he would be stripped of his position as principal and reassigned to another job in the district.

In its statement, the school district said Latson had made “a grave error in judgment” in refusing to state the Holocaust as fact. Latson was counseled by district officials in a series of meetings, and spent several days at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum to increase his awareness. Latson apologized in a statement to The Palm Beach Post: “I regret that the verbiage that I used when responding to an email message from a parent, one year ago, did not accurately reflect my professional and personal commitment to educating all students about the atrocities of the Holocaust.”

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School expels student for saying there are only 2 genders, male & female

Remember my post of June 17, on a teacher kicking a student out of class for saying there are only two genders, male and female?

The student took this video of the confrontation with the teacher (you can read a transcript of the confrontation here):

According to YouTuber Lyndron Perry, aka I,Hypocrite, who first publicized the above video on Reddit, which then quickly went viral, the student’s name is Murray. He’s 17 years old, in his last year of high school, and the school is in Scotland.

It is said the school is Mearns Academy, a 6-year secondary (high) school in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

In a Skype call on July 1, Murray said the high school first suspended him for one week for recording the teacher, then extended the suspension by another two weeks. The school assured him he could return after the suspension when the media hub-bub would have subsided, provided Murray refrain from contacting or speaking to the press.

Although Murray complied with the school’s prohibition against speaking to the press, after the three-week suspension, the school expelled Murray.

H/t Voat

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Brits sign petition to stop taxpayer funding of Meghan Markle & Prince Harry

A year and nearly 2 months after former D-list Hollywood actress Meghan Markle’s wedding to Prince Harry, her honeymoon with both Harry and the British people appears to be over.

On June 8, 2019, at Trooping the Colour — the official celebration of Queen Elizabeth’s 93rd birthday — Harry, 35, sternly reprimanded Meghan, 37, to “turn around” at the National Anthem.

The UK media’s coverage of Markle and readers’ comments on both Markle and Harry have become increasingly critical and hostile. See, for example, Piers Morgan, “Meghan Markle is a ruthless social climbing actress who has landed the role of her life and is determined to milk it for all she can — and that’s why the Palace is beginning to turn on her, Daily Mail, Dec. 4, 2018.

A Welsh even started a petition on Change.org to “stop UK funding for Meghan Markle & Prince Harry’s lifestyle”. To date, the petition has 2,597 signatories; the goal is 5,000.

The petition says (Note: I added the pics and news links):

Since the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle we, the people have been shocked by the exorbitant spending of this married couple. It is said that Meghan Markle (now the Duchess of Sussex) has spent well over one million pounds (£1000000.00) on just clothes in just under one year.

Britain is facing Brexit and economic hardship. Many thousands are homeless and children are going to school with no breakfast, times are undoubtedly hard for working class Brits. Yet, the taxes that we pay, is going towards an American (not even British) woman’s wardrobe allowance, also this allowance is not supporting British designers,  but mega expensive designers in America, Canada, or Europe.

She has shown little or no understanding of British culture, traditions or history. When visiting Ireland, she posed in front of a statue depicting the Irish potato famine; painfully thin starving Irish people, dressed in rags, struggling to live. I find it hard to look at this statue without crying, but I don’t think that the devastating impact that the Irish potato famine had on Ireland’s social history, registered with her, she looked indifferent, insincere and smug, whilst posing at the statue wearing several thousand pounds worth of Chanel clothing.

See also “Prince Harry and Meghan Markle heckled…at famine memorial in Dublin,” Irish Mirror, July 11, 2018.

To be blunt, she is of no benefit to Britain.  She has no respect for us, & no knowledge of our ancestry or history. When she visited Birkenhead, which is one of the poorest parts of Britain, she again dressed herself in thousands of pounds worth of designer clothes, gaily accepting the gifts bestowed on her by the working class people, for whom every penny counts. she completely missed seeing the stark contrast between her, in her £2000 dress, £3000 coat …and poverty staring her straight in the face.

I could list dozens of examples showing her astonishing disregard for the working class people of UK,  but instead I will bring attention to her baby shower. Held in New York. And which cost the British and American taxpayers over half a million pounds. She flew by private jet, stayed in the most expensive penthouse available, and made full use of American and British  government security services, which are paid by American and British workers taxes.

See “Meghan Markle’s alienating the palace after lavish baby shower, says Diana’s aide,” Page Six, Feb. 23, 2019; “Meghan Markle Responded to That Baby Shower Backlash & She’s Unbothered,” Yahoo!, June 28, 2019.

I’d also like to bring attention to Meghan Markle’s unwanted involvement in politics. Whilst in Ireland, she made a very public statement approving abortion. This is a sensitive issue amongst every person in the western world but particularly Irish people, the majority of which are Catholic. the Irish abortion laws are nobody’s business, but the Irish themselves. She had NO right whatsoever to comment.

See “Meghan Markle ‘Pleased’ Ireland Legalized Abortion,” Daily Wire, July 11, 2018.

Meghan Markle has also made it quite clear that she prefers Obama to Trump, likening President Trump to a “used tampon” (sorry).

See “Trump says he was surprised Meghan Markle was ‘nasty’ about him,” New York Post, June 1, 2019.

She recently accused British universities of racism by not hiring enough black people and even called eminent professors “Male Pale and Stale”.

See “Meghan Markle wants to tackle discrimination in ‘male, pale and stale’ universities,” The Mirror, Feb. 18, 2019.

I am astounded by her lack of tack or respect for ALL citizens. She disrespected the King & Queen of Tonga, by not following royal protocol, and barely made any appearances at the invictus games in Sydney Australia.

Her sense of entitlement is astonishing and if she wants to continue with such behaviour I think it’s only fair, she funds herself. Meghan Markle is now a publically funded figure. Therefore the public has every right to criticise both her and Prince Harry’s behaviour & actions. If she does not agree, she should STOP accepting public funds, simple as that. Prince Harry is married to her and therefore this petition applies to him also.

To sign the petition, click here.

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Angela Merkel has the Hillary-Clinton shakes

Do you remember Hillary Clinton in 2016, at the 9/11 memorial ceremony at the World Trade Center, collapsing into a waiting van?

We were told by Hillary’s spokesman Nick Merrill that she was “overheated” and dehydrated although the temperatures in New York hovered around 80 degrees most of that morning, with patchy sunlight, and the air was drier and pleasant by 11 a.m. when Hillary abruptly departed.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is a Hillary Clinton 2.0.

Not only are both “Progressives,” especially in their open door policy toward “refugees,” both eschew dresses and skirts in favor of pantsuits.

We can add another similarity: Like Hillary, Angela Merkel also has the shakes.

The AP reports (via ABC News) that on June 18, 2019, German Chancellor Angela Merkel appeared unsteady and was visibly shaking as she stood next to new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy while a military band played their respective national anthems outside the chancellery in Berlin.

You can watch the video from which I had the above GIF made on Tron‘s tweet, or a video shot from another angle on ABC News.

But following the anthems, Merkel seemed better, walking quickly along the red carpet with Zelenskiy into the building, pausing to greet the military band and take a salute.

About an hour later, at a joint news conference, Merkel, who turns 65 next month, smiled broadly after a reporter asked whether her shaking was cause for concern. She replied that she was dehydrated and that she was fine: “Since then I’ve drunk at least three glasses of water, which I apparently needed, and now I’m doing very well.”

According to the AP, the temperature was 28°C (82°F).

The DPA news agency reported that this was not the first time Merkel has been seen shaking under similar circumstances in the hot sun. It did not give a date for that incident, but said it was also ascribed to Merkel not drinking enough water.

In 2014, Merkel postponed a television interview at the last minute after reported weakness, but her spokesman said at the time she was able to carry it out later after eating and drinking something.

It is not publicly known if Merkel, who has led Germany since 2005, has any health problems because German privacy laws are very strict on that type of information.

Did you know that the symptoms of kuru, the fatal neurodegenerative disease first identified among the Fore people of New Guinea who contracted the disease by performing cannibalism on corpses during funeral rituals, include muscle twitching, loss of coordination, difficulty walking and involuntary movements? In fact, the name kuru means “to shiver” or “trembling in fear.”

See:

Of course, a more prosaic explanation for Merkel’s and Hillary’s twitching and loss of coordination is Parkinson’s disease.

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Teacher kicks student from class for saying there are only two genders

“O’Brien held up his left hand, its back towards Winston, with the thumb hidden and the four fingers extended. ‘How many fingers am I holding up, Winston?’ ‘And if the party says that it is not four but five — then how many?'” – George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four

On June 14, 2019, someone on Reddit posted a link, since deleted, to a video on YouTube, with this claim: “My teacher kicked me out of class for saying there are only 2 genders“. Fortunately, I’d saved the link to the video before the Reddit poster deleted it.

The video appears to have been taken by the student of his private meeting with the teacher after the teacher had kicked the student out of the class for insisting that there are only two genders, male and female.

The video shows a visual of the teacher looming over the seated student. You can hear the back-and-forth argument between the two.

The video begins with the teacher responding to the student: “You’re entitled to your opinion…. It’s not very inclusive…. I’m sorry, but what you were saying was not very inclusive and this is an inclusive school.”

The student apparently had defended himself by saying he got it from a website.

Teacher: “I’m saying that website has an agenda.”

Student: “Well, that’s your opinion.”

Teacher: “That is my opinion and that is an opinion which is acceptable in the school….”

Student: “There are just two genders.”

Teacher: “You are choosing to make an issue of this…. Keep quiet! …You were clearly given an opportunity not to pursue it. You choose to do so.”

Student: “Yeah, because I think it’s –”

Teacher: “You choose to do so.”

Student: “I think it’s silly to have anything other than two genders –”

Teacher, raising his voice: “Please keep that opinion to your own house, thank you.”

Student: “So you get to put your opinion out in the classroom….”

Teacher: “I’m not putting my opinion out. I am stating what is national school authority policy. Okay?”

Student: “Of course it’s not scientic whatsoever.”

Teacher: “Not every policy is scientific, sorry. Not every policy is scientific, buddy.” The teacher again points out that the student wasn’t being “inclusive”.

Student: “You can’t come out here and say that I’m not being inclusive.”

Teacher: “I said what you just said [was not inclusive]….”

Student says, as the teacher turns away: “If you want to have a discussion about it, we could have done it — had a discussion. You don’t have to kick me out of class…. I state something I believe in and you kicked me out of class. For 30 minutes I’m waiting….”

Teacher: “You can make an official complaint.”

Student: “I’m not gonna make an official complaint….”

Teacher: “I know what you think and I know what the authority thinks, the authority’s point of view. I know very clear that we make no discrimination on the grounds of gender….”

Student: “I wasn’t making a discrimination, I’m simply saying there are two genders, male and female. Anything else is a personal identification.”

Teacher: “I’m sorry, but you chose to make an issue of making a point which is contrary to policy.”

Student: “You made the issue when you complained about the website, sir. And I responded by saying there are only two genders.”

Teacher: “Yeah, you can choose, but you’re making bad choices.”

Student says, as the teacher walks out of the room: “I’m making bad choices. Okay. Well, can I take my bag and go to the…. Okay, I’ll stay here. Thanks for wasting my time.”

The teacher turns back to say: “Buddy, I am not wasting my time, you are.”


No one knows where the video was taken. The teacher has a strong Scottish accent; the student also has one, though much less pronounced.

Assuming the school is in Scotland, when the teacher refers to “national school authority policy,” he probably means this — on May 8, 2019, the Scottish government issued the letter, “LGBT inclusive education: guidance to education authorities May 2019“. The letter says:

On 8 November 2018, Scottish Ministers accepted in full the recommendations of the LGBTI Inclusive Education Working Group. The 33 recommendations cover the professional learning of teachers, practice and guidance, school inspections and anti-bullying….

The Scottish Government, in partnership with COSLA, is committed, through the delivery of the recommendations, to a fully inclusive education for Scotland’s children and young people. Many of you will already be taking steps to achieve this aim. We are issuing this intermediate guidance note to help you build upon existing good practice, make clear that education should be LGBT inclusive and encourage you to work collegiately and in partnership with your learners to enhance LGBT inclusivity….

Signed:

John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills
Stephen McCabe, COSLA Children and Young People spokesperson

WTF does “education should be LGBT inclusive” mean? Does it mean acceding to every lunatic idea of the Left?

Someone on Twitter says the school in the video is Mearns Academy, a 6-year secondary (high) school in Laurencekirk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On its website is an emblem certifying the school as a “rights respecting school”:

By “rights” is meant the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child  (UNCRC). Among the “rights” stipulated in the UNCRC are the “right” of non-discrimination on the basis of gender, but also the “rights” of freedom of expression, and freedom of thought and belief.

Clearly, the school in the video and all schools in Scotland do not include a respect for students’ right to freedom of thought, belief and expression among its “national school authority policy”.

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