Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Chinese state media has declared the country the winners of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after amalgamating their medal count to claim more golds than Team USA, according to pictures posted online.

This is not unreasonable. Hong Kong and Macau are physically and legally part of China and Taiwan is historically part of China

The official International Olympic Committee medal count named the United States in first place and China in second place overall.

The US took home 39 gold medals, 41 silver medals, and 33 bronze for a total of 113 medals.

China earned 38 gold medals, 32 silver medals, and 18 bronze medals for a total of 88 medals.

But a week after the end of the Olympics, images posted on Weibo, a Chinese social media platform, and China Central Television have circulated which show an altered medal count - with China also claiming medals won by Hong Kong and Taiwan.

By adding Hong Kong and Taiwan's medals, China's self-claimed medal count jumped to 41 gold, 37 silver, and 27 bronze for an accumulative 106 medals.

And although that still puts them second in terms of total medals overall, the "winner" of the Olympics is typically ranked as the country that wins the most golds.

Some modified images even show China claiming medals from Macau giving them 42 gold medals, according to Taiwan News.


University of Wisconsin spends $50K to remove BOULDER dedicated to renowned geologist after woke activists claimed it was symbol of school's racist past

The University of Wisconsin removed a large boulder from its Madison campus on Friday at the request of woke activists who claimed it was a symbol of racism.

Chamberlin Rock, on the top of Observatory Hill, is named after Thomas Crowder Chamberlin, a geologist and former university president.

Students of color on campus say the rock represents a history of discrimination. The boulder was described using the n-word in a Wisconsin State Journal story in 1925.

The derogatory term was commonly used in the 1920s to describe any large dark rock. University historians have not found any other time that the term was used, but they said the Ku Klux Klan was active on campus at that time, the Wisconsin State Journal reported.

University Chancellor Rebecca Blank approved removing Chamberlin Rock in January but the Wisconsin Historical Society needed to sign off because the boulder was located within 15 feet of a Native American burial site.

The rock will be placed on university-owned land southeast of Madison near Lake Kegonsa.

The university plans to erect a plaque in Chamberlin Hall to honor the former university president, school spokeswoman Meredith McGlone said.

The boulder is a rare, large example of a pre-Cambrian era glacial erratic that experts say is likely over two billion years old. It was carried by glaciers from as far north as Canada and dumped on Observatory Hill along with billions of tons of other debris when ice receded from the state about 12,000 years ago.

It was previously estimated to have weighed up to 70 tons, but an updated measurement shows it weighs 42 tons. It will continue to be used for educational purposes at its new site.

The Black Student Union led the call to remove the rock last summer. Crews began removing it just before 7am Friday, securing it with straps and lifting it with a crane before moving it to a flatbed truck. It cost an estimated $50,000, covered by private donations, to remove.

Juliana Bennett, a senior and a campus representative on the Madison City Council, said removing the rock signaled a small step toward a more inclusive campus. 'This moment is about the students, past and present, that relentlessly advocated for the removal of this racist monument,' she said. 'Now is a moment for all of us BIPOC students to breathe a sigh of relief, to be proud of our endurance, and to begin healing.'

Kenneth Owens, a Madison resident, said he was glad to see the rock go, 'It's not the rock's fault that it got that terrible and unfortunate nickname,' he said.

'But the fact that it's ... being moved shows that the world is getting a little better today.'


Illinois Has Just Made It CLEAR To BLM They Don’t Mess Around!

A Galesburg, Illinois man by the name Matthew Lee Rupert, 29, has been sentenced to 105 months to prison followed by three years of supervised release after being charged with arson in Minneapolis during the George Floyd protests in the summer of 2020 from the release from the District of Minnesota’s U.S. Attorney’s Office and for any BLM/Antifa rioter, this is the harshest sentence yet.

Breaking: Matthew Rupert, 29, of Galesburg, Ill., has been sentenced to nearly 9 years in federal prison after being convicted for his role in the Minneapolis BLM-Antifa riots last year. He handed out explosives & set a store on fire. This is the longest sentence for a BLM rioter pic.twitter.com/Waj0vt4kXf

— Andy Ngô (@MrAndyNgo) August 10, 2021

According to the Star Tribune:

An Illinois man was sentenced to nearly nine years in prison for setting fire to a cellphone store during the civil unrest in Minneapolis following George Floyd’s murder.

Matthew Lee Rupert, 29, of Galesburg pleaded guilty to one count of arson in April.

On Tuesday he was sentenced in Minnesota U.S. District Court to 105 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for burning down a Sprint store, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

Rupert drove more than 400 miles to Minnesota to “engage in violence and destruction,” Acting U.S. Attorney Anders Folk said in the release.

“Peaceful protest was not on his agenda.”

Last summer, Rupert was the first to be charged in the riots. He originally was charged with counts of civil disorder and riot as well, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office dropped all but the arson charge as part of a plea agreement.

Rupert live-streamed his riot trip to Minneapolis last summer, which included footage of him burning down the Sprint store.

He admitted to flying to Minneapolis on May 28 after hearing about disturbances breaking out at a previous plea hearing. He invited “goons” to join him on Facebook in a message.

It’s about darn time one of these domestic terrorists gets what coming to him.

Americans were forced to sit and watch the country burn for 3 months, while Dem politicians bailed out rioters and ignored all the damage and violence, and deaths.

Now, those same politicians want you to be “outraged” over a 3-hour event at the Capitol, where the only person killed, was an unarmed Trump supporter, and the worst thing that happened to any of these politicians was a stolen podium.

Talk about an out-of-touch ruling class, right?

It’s sickening.


Federal Judge Orders Biden Admin to Bring Back Trump's Remain-in-Mexico Immigration Policy

It won't be heeded

A federal judge ruled Friday that the Biden administration must revive a Trump-era immigration policy that required migrants seeking U.S. asylum at the southern border to stay in Mexico while their applications are pending after a lawsuit from Texas and Missouri that claimed the termination of the policy was illegal and harmful.

U.S. District Judge Matthew J. Kacsmaryk in Texas said that the Remain-in-Mexico policy must be reinstated and that the Biden administration "failed to consider several critical factors" of the policy that included the benefits of the program.

Friday's ruling came after the two Republican states requested a preliminary injunction against the administration's formal suspension of the policy, which is officially known as the Migrant Protection Protocols, according to FOX News. They claimed that ending the policy violated the Administrative Procedures Act. The MPP was suspended by President Joe Biden in January, shortly after he took office.

And while the Biden administration is required "to enforce and implement MPP in good faith" until it has been "lawfully rescinded" in accordance with the APA, and until the federal government has ample space in detention facilities to house all migrants that must be detained, the judge noted that the injunction does not mandate further deportations.

"Nothing in this injunction requires DHS to take any immigration or removal action nor withhold its statutory discretion towards any individual that it would not otherwise take," Kacsmaryk said in his ruling.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said in a June 1 memo that Trump's policy "does not adequately or sustainably enhance border management in such a way as to justify the program’s extensive operational burdens and other shortfalls."

But in his 53-page ruling, Kacsmaryk said Mayorkas had not shown evidence of a "reasoned decision" for ending the program. The Trump-appointed judge also ruled that the HHS secretary had not addressed "the problems created by false claims of asylum" or that many asylum seekers are "found non-meritorious by federal immigration judges."

Attorney generals in Texas and Missouri praised the ruling.

"We just won our second immigration lawsuit against the Biden Admin! They unlawfully tried to shut down the legal and effective Remain-in-Mexico program, but #Texas and Missouri wouldn’t have it," the Texas attorney general said in a tweet. "Together we sued, and just handed Biden yet another major loss!"

Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt said in a statement that the decision was "a big step toward securing the border."

Kacsmaryk has put the ruling on hold for a week to allow the Biden administration to appeal.


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