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    01/20/2024 7:40:37 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies ^ | 19 Jan, 2024 | Bob Bishop
    The keynote speaker of the World Economic Forum’s 2024 annual conference in Davos was Ursula von der Leyen, European Commission President. She stated the top global risk for the EU is disinformation and misinformation, declaring disinformation destroys trust and limits the ability to “tackle the big global challenges.” In plain English, trust can only be restored by censoring inconvenient facts and evidence. Below is a short clip (1:39) highlighting her disinformation sermon. The top risk in the WEF’s 2024 Global Risk Report is disinformation. If not controlled, societies will be polarized, elections will be disrupted, and there will be mistrust...
  • Ben Shapiro Takes Down a 'Pro-Palestinian' Questioner at Oxford, Gets Her to Admit the Obvious

    11/03/2023 8:22:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/03/23 | Bonchie
    Ben Shapiro recently appeared at Oxford University and gave a masterclass on how to handle the talking points being used to ultimately prop up Hamas, wittingly or not, by those claiming to support the Palestinian position.In one striking exchange, a woman in a hijab stepped up to the podium to read off a list of accusations about what Israel has supposedly done in its attempt to take out Hamas. She quickly found that she had painted herself into a corner, though.This was a pretty epic exchange with @benshapiro at the Oxford Union."If Israel put down its guns tomorrow there would...
  • 'Does Hamas have immunity?' Ben Shapiro in heated exchange with activist at Oxford Union (watch)

    10/31/2023 6:53:14 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 21 replies ^ | 10/31/2023 | Grateful Calvin
    Woe to the person who tries to go up against Ben Shapiro in a public debate. You may get an A for courage, but you kind of get an F for lack of sound judgment. Shapiro is famous for obliterating ill-informed and ill-prepared opponents in public forums, and he will take on all comers. Last night was no different. At Oxford University, Shapiro was speaking at the Oxford Union (an event that, like most university appearances by Shapiro, was protested because the esteemed students at Oxford are triggered by free speech) and spoke about several topics, but obviously, the war...
  • New research finds that ancient carbon in rocks releases as much carbon dioxide as the world's volcanoes

    10/05/2023 3:55:10 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies ^ | 10/4/2023 | University of Oxford
    A new study led by the University of Oxford has overturned the view that natural rock weathering acts as a CO2 sink, indicating instead that this can also act as a large CO2 source, rivaling that of volcanoes. The results, published today in the journal Nature, have important implications...
  • INFERNO FEARS Oxford explosion: Mystery fireball erupts leaving sky ‘pulsating with flames & smoke’ as terrified residents hear bang

    10/02/2023 12:59:26 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 53 replies
    The Sun UK ^ | 10 02 2023 | Ethan Singh
    RESIDENTS in Oxford were left shocked after a mystery fireball erupted in the sky after a massive bang. Numerous locals in the city have been reporting about the "fireball" with the sky "pulsating with flames and smoke" this evening. A number of concerned citizens took to X, formerly Twitter, to voice their concerns about the shock phenomenon. One shocking video showed the night sky illuminated by a massive ball of flames. The fire then billowed into the night, leaving locals stunned. While another wrote: "Anybody else in Oxford see that fireball?? "Loud explosion and then the sky just did this,...
  • Morgan Wallen Fan’s Insane Concert Bill Blows Up The Internet

    04/26/2023 7:46:41 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2023 8:53 AM ET | KAY SMYTHE
    One woman’s apparent lack of financial literacy went viral online after she sent an itemized bill to Morgan Wallen of what she spent on a concert he cancelled Sunday. The post, allegedly from a woman called Mandi Walker Nowlin, was first shared on Facebook before going viral on Twitter. In it, she tagged the country music superstar, saying “Morgan Wallen, since you’re offering refunds….here is our itemized bill for you.” Her comments were prompted by Wallen’s requirement to cancel his show in Oxford, Mississippi, Sunday, as he’d lost his voice and was unable to perform. Now, I’ve heard and seen...
  • Graphika, a tiny company given $7 million in DOD grants/contracts, somehow knew to start monitoring & mass reporting online "conspiracy theories" and dissent about Covid-19 before WHO officially learned about Covid on Dec 31, 2019.

    04/15/2023 6:45:28 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 30 replies
    Twitter ^ | March 26, 2023 | Mike Benz @MikeBenzCyber
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  • Senate report finds millions of social media posts by Russians aimed at helping Trump, GOP

    12/17/2018 9:52:34 AM PST · by TangledUpInBlue · 60 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/17 | Yahoo News
    One report, compiled by Oxford University’s Computational Propaganda Project and a social media analysis firm called Graphika, looked at millions of posts on every popular social media platform from Facebook to Pinterest that were provided to the Senate and House Intelligence Committees. The second report – written by New Knowledge, a cybersecurity firm specializing in protection from "social media disinformation attacks" – found that in addition to a "sweeping and sustained social influence operation," the Russians also tried to hack online voting systems and stole Clinton campaign emails, "which led to a controlled leak via Wikileaks."
  • Sign of the Times: UK College Cancels Annual Dinner for Christian Saint, Will Celebrate End of Ramadan Instead

    04/07/2023 9:23:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/07/2023 | Robert Spencer
    There are around four million Muslims in Britain, and with that rapidly growing population come societal changes. Oxford’s Magdalen College has in the past celebrated St. George’s Day on April 23 with a ceremonial dinner; this year, however, St. George’s Day plans have been deep-sixed, and Magdalen will instead host a formal dinner to mark the end of Ramadan. In Britain’s celebration of diversity, there is room for only the one observance, not both. GB News reported Wednesday that “an annual St George’s Day dinner has been cancelled by an Oxford college.” Magdalen College “usually holds an annual banquet to...
  • Satirist slams 'woke culture,' wins over left-wing Oxford crowd — and tells Tucker Carlson adults must persuade young people instead of being 'afraid' of them

    01/19/2023 12:56:44 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 19, 2023 | Dave Urbansky
    British satirist Konstantin Kisin slammed "woke culture" during a speech at a recent Oxford Union debate and actually won over the left-wing crowd with his confidently delivered points — and he later told Fox News' Tucker Carlson that adults need to find ways to persuade young people instead of being "afraid" of them. What are the details? Kisin — who hosts the "TRIGGERnometry" podcast — last week posted to Twitter a video of his address; it's received millions of views. Early in his speech, Kisin explained that one very un-woke concept — free speech — "is not some right-wing reframing...
  • Fewer than half of students at Cambridge University are heterosexual... with a third identifying as bisexual, survey suggests

    11/27/2022 9:04:45 PM PST · by blueplum · 81 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 27 Nov 2022 | By LIZ HULL
    Less than half of students at Cambridge University now identify as heterosexual, a survey has found. Around 600 undergraduates took part in the anonymous online poll for student newspaper Varsity last month. Of those, just 49.7 per cent said they were heterosexual... ...The findings of the Varsity poll also tally with a survey by Oxford University’s student paper Cherwell, which found 49 per cent of students identified as heterosexual ...
  • Should you save a dying stranger if you know they eat MEAT? Oxford philosopher controversially argues that it can be ethical to let them die because of the suffering they cause to animals (and he's not even a vegan!)

    11/06/2022 5:59:00 PM PST · by C19fan · 50 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2022 | John Ely
    Letting meat eaters drown is ethical because of the suffering they cause to animals, an Oxford University academic has controversially argued.
  • New British PM

    10/26/2022 5:53:21 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 15 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Wednesday, October 26, 2022 | The Pioneer
    Rishi Sunak happens to be Hindu by faith, but this fact is unlikely to make him pro-India With Rishi Sunak becoming the third Prime Minister in two months, there are great expectations from him, especially because he has experience, as a former finance minister, to tackle the economic crisis that Britain faces. Just like his immediate predecessor, Liz Truss, he is a Thatcherite. “My values are Thatcherite. I believe in hard work, family and integrity. I am a Thatcherite, I am running as a Thatcherite and I will govern as a Thatcherite,” he wrote in a newspaper. But there is...
  • Huge genetic study suggests alcohol accelerates biological aging

    07/29/2022 12:46:52 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 51 replies
    New Atlas ^ | July 26, 2022 | By Michael Irving
    A comprehensive new Oxford study has added to the growing body of research highlighting the health effects of alcohol. The large-scale genetic analysis suggests that alcohol consumption directly accelerates aging, by shortening telomeres. Alcohol is among the most widely used recreational drugs, so it’s extremely important to examine its health impacts. Unfortunately, various studies have revealed that alcohol permanently damages DNA, directly causes cancer, contributes to cognitive decline and early-onset dementia, and can shrink the brain to the equivalent of 10 years of aging. And now a new study has found more evidence that alcohol consumption can accelerate biological aging....
  • Wildwood woman arrested after fleeing altercation at Wendy’s in Oxford

    03/18/2022 2:04:33 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 10 replies
    Villages-News ^ | 3/14/2022 | Meta Minton
    A Wildwood woman was arrested after fleeing an altercation at a Wendy’s restaurant in Oxford. Officers were called at about 1:30 p.m. Friday to the Wendy’s on Will Odell Avenue where a woman had suffered a swollen right eye with severe discoloration, according to an arrest report from the Wildwood Police Department. The woman who had suffered the injury said she had ordered 23-year-old Gaelle Adelina Adelson to go home because she was “being rude” to the general manager while inside the business, the report said. Adelson turned to the woman who had ordered her to leave and told her...
  • We’re all human: Scientists create world’s biggest family tree linking 27 million people

    03/08/2022 4:48:38 PM PST · by martin_fierro · 29 replies ^ | 3/7/22 | Study Finds
    We’re all human: Scientists create world’s biggest family tree linking 27 million people OXFORD, United Kingdom — The world’s biggest family tree linking around 27 million people has been created by scientists. The genetic model combines thousands of modern and prehistoric genomes, providing new insight into key events in human history. The breakthrough is a major step towards mapping the entirety of human relationships, with a single lineage that traces the ancestry of all people on Earth. The family tree also has widespread implications for medical research, identifying genetic predictors of disease. “We have basically built a huge family tree,...
  • Road to Moscow: Bill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow

    08/22/2007 1:26:32 PM PDT · by Fedora · 63 replies · 5,574+ views
    Original FReeper research | 08/22/2007 | Fedora
    Road to MoscowBill Clinton’s Early Activism from Fulbright to Moscow By Fedora SummaryDuring the 1992 campaign, Bill Clinton’s student protests and Moscow trip generated much controversy, but few answers. While Clinton’s government files from that era seemingly remain unavailable even today, there is at least more information available than in 1992. The public record reveals that Clinton’s social network and views on Vietnam were influenced by a pattern of contact between Communist agents and sympathizers and Clinton’s academic and political associates. This pattern is documented here through an analysis of Clinton’s antiwar activity up through the time he left Oxford...
  • Oxford Study: Risk of Heart Inflammation for Young People is Higher from Vaccine Than from Covid

    02/11/2022 8:26:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Trending Politics ^ | 02/11/2022 | Kyle Becker
    A CDC panel is recommending a longer waiting period in between mRNA covid shots due to a reported spike in heart inflammation cases. This is a remarkable admission that the vaccines have an increased risk of side effects for millions of Americans.“A wider gap between the first two doses of the mRNA Covid-19 vaccines could improve the shots’ effectiveness and help reduce the risk of a rare type of heart inflammation called myocarditis, experts told a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advisory committee on Friday,” as NBC reported.“Members of the group, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, largely...
  • Oxford University 'lost' college discovered during excavations

    02/06/2022 6:53:30 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | February 1, 2022 | unattributed
    A "lost" Oxford University college has been unearthed during the construction project for new student flats. The former St Mary's College was founded in 1435 but had already fallen into disrepair 100 years later. A team from Oxford Archaeology discovered a massive limestone wall foundation, butchered animal bones and decorated floor tiles. Construction firm Beard is developing 30 student flats at Brasenose College's Frewin Annexe. The ill-fated St Mary's College was to be a base for Augustinian canons studying in Oxford. A two-storey college chapel and library was built, but construction was very slow. Cardinal Thomas Wolsey tried to speed...
  • Oxford High School Shooter - Follow Up Article

    01/12/2022 6:23:29 PM PST · by Uber-Eng · 7 replies
    Oxford Leader ^ | 01/12/2022 | Dean Vaglia
    "The criminal cases against the student and parents for their alleged responsibility in the Nov. 30, 2021 Oxford High School shootings returned to court last Friday. "...Ethan Crumbley, 15, waived his right to a preliminary exam and his case moves to the Oakland County Circuit Court." "Parents Jennifer and James Crumbley appeared before Judge Julie Nicholson..." "James worked as a DoorDash delivery driver, while Jennifer’s employment was terminated." “The only ties these two individuals have — other than their son who is awaiting trial — are out of state,” McDonald said. “Both defendants’ families live in Florida. James Crumbley’s other...