Daily Archives: January 12, 2021

QAnon: How conspiracy theory went from fringe to global – InfoBites…


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Date: January 12, 2021

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“QAnon is a bizarre conspiracy theory, whose followers believe that Donald Trump is going to save the world from a cabal of Democrats, Hollywood celebrities and billionaires engaged in Satan-worshipping and child trafficking. Since 2017, QAnon has gone from a fringe US movement to a global phenomenon that flourished amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

After months of the pandemic and lockdowns, Q’s messages flooded social media. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TikTok all declared war on Q-anon and began deleting related hashtags and accounts. However, Qanon adherents are proving that the restrictions are no obstacle.
We take a look at the origins of QAnon, how it attracts followers outside traditional audiences, and why banning QAnon content on major social media networks may have dangerous consequences.

0:00 – Calm before the storm
1:12 – Qanon conspiracy theory
3:45 – Who’s behind Qanon?
4:40 – Qanon crackdown
5:53 – Qanon in the US politics
6:27 – Going global in the pandemic
7:23 – European Qanon
8:31 – How Qanon hijacked #SaveTheChildren
9:05 – What’s next for Qanon?”

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Overpill – When Big Pharma exploits mental health…


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Date: January 12, 2021

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“The US has a highly developed pharmaceutical industry offering treatments for all kinds of mental disorders. Millions of Americans are being medicated for ailments as diverse as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and many others. Even young children are being put on psychiatric drugs. If parents decline such treatment, social services may intervene.

Many patients, who’ve been taking these pills for years, insist that they do more harm than good. They have experienced disturbing side effects such as suicidal thoughts, addiction and even neurological damage. A lot of patients were put on their medication as children and by the time they were legally old enough to decide for themselves, they had already become addicted. They testify that breaking their dependency on the drugs is extremely difficult because, like any habit forming narcotic, they cause severe withdrawal symptoms.

RTD meets some of the sufferers to hear their stories of battling to shake off prescribed medicines. Father of 5, Josh, was given anxiety medication, it caused Akathisia and Dystonia. Both are physical disorders causing involuntary and uncontrolled body movement and have left him disabled.

Olivia’s son was prescribed psychiatric drugs to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADHD). Olivia soon noticed side effects and refused to continue giving him the pills. He was taken by social services and hospitalised.

Denis from Russia used to work for a pharmaceutical company in the US but after meeting his wife, who had suffered from the side effects of antidepressants for most of her life, he started questioning the necessity for such widespread psychiatric prescribing.

Their claims are supported by lawyers and medical professionals. Psychiatrist Dr. Peter Breggin is a vocal critic of psychiatric medication. He is adamant that the drugs are toxic and that many problems people talk to physiatrists about can be treated without resorting to drugs. His book on how to stop taking psychiatric medicines has helped thousands of patients who have struggled with the challenge. RTD meets a few of them.”

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Feds release photo of MAGA rioter they want to question over the murder of Capitol cop Brian Sicknick who was hit in the head with a fire extinguisher…

Date: January 12, 2021

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“DailyMail.com on Monday released the disturbing video in which a MAGA rioter was seen throwing a fire extinguisher into a group of Capitol Police officers.

At the start of the two-minute clip, a fire extinguisher is seen lying on the ground while dozens of police officers work to fight off a mob of Trump supporters surging toward the Capitol building in a futile bid to block Congress from certifying Joe Biden’s election victory.

A protester is then seen picking up the extinguisher and walking toward a throng of fellow rioters clashing with cops.

The video cuts to another protester pushing an officer off the ledge of the building – before the man with the extinguisher comes out of nowhere and launches it at the cops. It bounces off the helmet of one officer before striking another, who falls backward. He appears to regain his balance slightly before the clip cuts off.

Last week authorities revealed that Sicknick had died as a result of injuries he sustained during the riots – including a blow to the head by a fire extinguisher.

Sicknick managed to walk away from the melee before collapsing hours later at his division office. He was hospitalized and placed on life support before being declared dead the following night.”

If they ever identify this guy…he is screwed…His life will be over…He will belong to the state, probably until he dies.

Hmm…”CFD”…Chicago Fire Department?

These MAGA sorts have proven they have no common sense, where it comes to covering up their identities.

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What Would Jesus Do? Christian Culture Wars in the Modern West – Professor Alec Ryrie…


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Date: January 12, 2021

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“Christian Culture Wars in the Modern West Europe and North America are now marginal in global Protestant Christianity, but they remain the vital test-bed of how this religion and post-industrial society can, or cannot, adapt to each other. This lecture will explain how, following the moral trauma of the Second World War, Christianity has produced both a bold, sometimes self-defeating liberalism, and also a newly assured but politically compromised conservatism; and explore the deep continuities connecting the two, and how they continue to shape the contemporary world.

https://www.gresham.ac.uk/lectures-and-events/what-would-jesus-do-christian-culture-wars-in-the-modern-west

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FBI issues warning amid calls for “storming” of courthouses if Trump is removed from office…

Date: January 12, 2021

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“The FBI is warning the country’s law enforcement agencies to be on alert after groups called for the “storming” of courthouses across the country if President Trump is removed from office before the end of his term. CBS News reporter Nicole Sganga joins CBSN’s “Red & Blue” anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the threat — plus the sudden resignation of Acting Department of Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf.”

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