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Ted Cruz, Fox News manufacture conspiracy the New York Times called ‘freedom’ an anti-government slogan

In a Sunday tweet, the New York Times reported about the strong uprising happening in Cuba. Protesters have flooded the streets, standing up to their dictatorship, tyranny, poverty, inequality, pathetic healthcare and calling for freedom. It isn’t the first time that Cubans have been brave enough to stand up, but it’s the first in a very long time.

Conservatives on Twitter lost their minds, however, because the New York Times posted the story saying that the protesters were “chanting ‘freedom’ and other anti-government phrases.” Freedom is an anti-government phrase in Cuba where the long-running dictatorship attempts to control every move and bar any effort to speak out against them. While most children are taught about it in middle school, it seemed many had forgotten.

Fox News even lied about the tweet, saying that the New York Times called “freedom” an “anti-government slogan,” leaving it to sound like the Times was calling it against the United States.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was one of those who lashed out at the Times about the tweet. But oddly, he’d just advocated for Cuban freedom a few hours prior. He’s also repeated the same quote from his father about Cuban freedom three times.




But when conservatives saw the tweet, they believed it was the New York Times saying that “freedom” was a word that was against all government or perhaps against the U.S. government. It isn’t clear.

But it was certainly something that many conservatives were mocked for not knowing or understanding about the tiny island.

One of the biggest problems facing conservatives is that they frequently take stories like these and twist the info into something that perpetuates their narrative that the “left” or the “media” is against them. The same thing happened with the Mr. Potato Head story. The toy company Hasbro was expanding Mr. Potato Head to have a whole Potato family where people could dress up their potatoes however they want for whatever outfits they want. Potatoes don’t have a gender, but Fox News claimed it was Democratic cancel culture.

In another case, Fox News hosts crafted a conspiracy that Democrats banned Dr. Seuss because his estate decided not to publish some of the older books that had outdated imagery seen as racist today.

This manufactured crisis is yet another example and it will likely fill the airwaves of Fox News and other right-wing media outlets on Monday.

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Others on both sides were quick to school the “nimrods” on Twitter.





Annie Lane: Sister obsessed with conspiracy theories

Dear Annie: My sister and I reunited about five years ago after not speaking for at least 10 years. Unfortunately, we did not have a good childhood; as we got older, our own dynamics grew toxic, and I had no choice but to keep her away. I was glad that we started talking again earlier this year, but since we have reconnected, I have noticed some quirks. She believes in a lot of conspiracy theories and practices a religion that has some strange beliefs. She says very hateful things about certain groups of people. Sometimes, we will be enjoying ourselves at the mall or at lunch, and seemingly out of nowhere, she will start espousing some of her crazy or hateful beliefs. She has also done this around my children. Another thing is that she randomly gets incredibly frightened and calls me crying and begging me to buy supplies for her in case it’s the end of the world, or to loan her money to leave the country because she believes the government is trying to kill her. She gets al!

l her information from videos she finds online. I have begged her to stop, and I try to be patient, but it’s upsetting to me, and I stay stressed for days after one of her episodes. I don’t want to lose my sister again, but our relationship is wearing me down. Can you help?

— Sad About Sis

Dear Sad: The internet has flooded the world with conspiracy theories. Millions are lost in that sea, while the rest of us, their friends and family, stand waiting at the shore. In your sister’s case, it sounds as though there might be a deeper issue at play. Her extreme paranoia suggests an underlying mental illness. While you can’t force her to seek help, you can encourage her to do so.

First, empathize with her anxieties. The modern world can be an overwhelming, frightening place right now; history seems to be moving at an alarming clip. Technology does raise legitimate privacy concerns. You can understand where she’s coming from without agreeing to where she’s ended up.

Ask how she’s doing. Let her know that you’ve been concerned lately, because her fears seem to be causing her a lot of distress — such as the times when she called you asking for money to flee the country. Encourage her to consider talking with a counselor.

Whether or not she agrees to get help, you can help yourself by setting better boundaries. Let her know you won’t tolerate any hate speech; the second she starts that up, firmly excuse yourself. For relief from the burden of shouldering this weight alone, visit www.nami.org; select “Support and Education;” then “Support Groups.” From there, you’ll find the link for family support groups. Meetings are free, and the peace of mind they can offer is priceless.

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Dear Annie: I would like to start downsizing and have yard sales. But I have hoarders living next door to me. All we have, we have taken good care of, and I don’t want to see these items sitting carelessly out in the rain and snow for months between now and the time we move. How do I tell my neighbors that they cannot purchase any items?

— Nervous Neighbor

Dear Nervous Neighbor: You could try selling some of the furniture online, on platforms such as Facebook Marketplace or Nextdoor — but those can raise safety concerns. Ebay is another option, although the costs of shipping can be high. Of course, you can have a yard sale without any price stickers and give your neighbors an unreasonably high price point if they inquire. But the fact of the matter is that if you’re going to sell something, you need to relinquish control of what happens to it afterward.

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Meet the Enemies Featured in the New GreedFall Expansion The De Vespe Conspiracy

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  • Take a look at the new region and new enemies and their abilities that are in GreedFall’s new expansion, The De Vespe Conspiracy.
  • Discover or rediscover GreedFall with its Gold Edition and enjoy the most complete way to experience the game.
  • For Xbox Series X|S owners, enjoy GreedFall in 4K UHD, with highly improved visuals, fast loading times, and 60fps in performance mode!

We’re thrilled to invite you all back to the mystical Island of Teer Fradee with three exciting announcements!

Today, GreedFall is now Optimized for Xbox Series X|S, bringing 4K UHD resolution, fast loading times, and enhanced performance. On top of this, The De Vespe Conspiracy expansion is also available! For newcomers, this new story expansion comes bundled in the GreedFall Gold Edition along with the base game.

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The De Vespe Conspiracy is a new adventure accessible about halfway through the game, bringing you the full range of qualities that define GreedFall: exploration, intrigue, fantasy, memorable stories and characters, and engaging combat.

In this article, I’ll introduce you to the unique new abilities and tricks available to our new enemies and monsters, and maybe even give you all a sneaky heads up on how to avoid getting unexpectedly stabbed in the back by the Spadassins, a new faction of guards led by Aurélia de Vespe, the leading figure of the expansion.

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The Spadassins are leather-clad swashbucklers that aren’t too proud to coat their blades in poison, to protect their leader, Aurélia de Vespe. These unscrupulous fighters surprise their opponents by combining smoke screens and short distance teleports. And even when you think you’re out of their reach, their skill at throwing flasks of poison will dispel that notion. When you see one disappear in a cloud of smoke, be quick to ready your parry or increase the distance between you and them. The Spadassins aren’t the only enemy that utilizes the element of surprise.

As part of the expansion, we’ve revealed a now-uninhabited lava-marked coastal region for you to explore, known to the island’s local population as Aidág ol Creidaw, meaning The Flaming Blood. Here, you’ll come across the Egsregatt. Fierce and wily, these felines use the explosive power of its hind legs to catch prey unaware, then cut it down with claws and fangs. The curious mix of the beast’s features makes the Egsregatt master ambushers, so keep a wary eye on likely hiding spots, keeping in mind that the Egsregatt are strong climbers…

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Often hunting in packs, you’ll need to adapt your playstyle to escape them alive, making use of traps and stasis to slow their onslaught and counter their feints, dodges, and sudden pounces. Thanks to Teer Fradee’s rich variety of wilderness, several subspecies have emerged from the Egsregatt. We leave it up to you to learn their individual strengths and weaknesses.

We can’t wait for you to experience this new journey we’ve prepared for you, whether you set sail to Teer Fradee for the first time or delve into its new secrets as a seasoned explorer.

Greedfall Gold Edition

Play GreedFall today on Xbox Series X|S to experience the game in its most beautiful state yet with 4K UHD resolution, fast loading, and enhanced performance. Greedfall also supports Smart Delivery, meaning you can update to the Optimized for Xbox Series X|S version for free and migrate your saved progress if you already own the Xbox One version. For newcomers, GreedFall: Gold Edition includes the base game and The De Vespe Conspiracy expansion, available today!

GreedFall – The de Vespe Conspiracy

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Expand GreedFall’s RPG adventure with The de Vespe Conspiracy expansion, and discover a brand-new storyline on the island of Teer Fradee.

Navigate a web of intrigue, manipulation and secrets, as you unravel a nefarious conspiracy that threatens the balance of power. Explore a previously-undiscovered region of the island, battle strange new beasts and face off against a villainous new enemy faction in your hunt to uncover the truth.

This expansion brings a new region, enemy types, costumes, weapons and contracts, with a twisting narrative that expands on GreedFall’s acclaimed story.

• Experience an engrossing new adventure to unravel a conspiracy
• Explore the new Aidág ol creidaw region – also known as “The Flaming Blood”
• Find and craft new weapons and costumes
• Fight new beasts and human enemy types

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GreedFall – Gold Edition

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GreedFall’s Gold Edition is the most complete way to experience the critically-acclaimed RPG, including the base game and The de Vespe Conspiracy story expansion. Explore uncharted new lands as you set foot on a remote island seeping with magic, and filled with riches, lost secrets, and fantastic creatures.

Forge this new world’s destiny, as you befriend or betray companions and entire factions. With diplomacy, deception and force, become part of a living, evolving world – influence its course and shape your story.

• Engage in a core RPG experience – achieve quests and complete objectives in a multitude of different ways: combat, diplomacy, deception, or stealth.
• Complete freedom in character progression – play as a male or female, customize your appearance, and freely choose your abilities, spells and skills.
• Delve into a mysterious world of magic – begin a grand journey and uncover ancient secrets protected by supernatural beings, manifestations of the island’s earthly magic.

Forge your own destiny enjoying 4K resolution, highly improved visuals, fast loading, and 60 FPS in performance mode!

Author: Sébastien Di Ruzza, Design Director, Spiders
This post originally appeared on Xbox Wire

UFO spotted on dwarf planet Ceres in NASA photos – conspiracy theorist claim

Alien hunters believe they have hit the motherload of evidence in the hunt for extraterrestrials. The ‘proof’ comes in the form of a strange object which was spotted in a crater in the dwarf planet Ceres.

The dwarf planet, which has a diameter of 590 miles (950km), is the largest object in the asteroid belt – a ring of space rocks situated between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.

Despite the hazardous location, conspiracy theorists believe they have spotted evidence of aliens setting up base in a crater.

Prominent conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring made the claim, stating aliens use craters to protect themselves from meteors.

He wrote on his blog UFO Sightings Daily: “Looking through the Ceres photos in the JPL archives I found a spaceship parked in a crater.

“The UFO is about 1-3 km across and takes up a good 20% of the crater itself. Why do aliens land ships in craters?

“Easy, to protect them from micrometeorites and other space debris.

“The crater walls help reduce any incoming collisions from space debris by 20-40 percent depending on the crater walls and depth.”

While Mr Waring believes it is evidence of aliens, the more likely explanation is much more boring.

As aforementioned, Ceres is located in the asteroid belt. This means it is constantly being bombarded by small and large space rocks.

What Mr Waring is likely seeing is perhaps debris left from a colliding rock, or a strange formation of rocks that occurred from an impact.

Astronomer Chris Impey, from the University of Arizona, said most UFOs have “mundane” explanations.

He argued there are billions of objects in the space near Earth which are more than likely the inspiration for supposed UFO sightings.

He wrote in The Conversation: “Most UFOs have mundane explanations. Over half can be attributed to meteors, fireballs and the planet Venus.

“Such bright objects are familiar to astronomers but are often not recognised by members of the public.”

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UFO sighted over London as conspiracy theorists hail 'exciting' video

Alien hunting conspiracy theorists after seeing what they believe the be an extraterrestrial UFO over the capital of England. The original sighting was made by YouTube channel Orion and the clip shows a strange oblong object can be seen hovering perfectly stationary over Lea Bridge, in northeast London.

Orion posted alongside the video: “Mysterious object hovering over Lea Bridge, London.”

Prominent alien enthusiast Scott C Waring quickly picked up on the video, claiming it to be an “exciting” find.

Mr Waring wrote on his blog UFO Sightings Daily: “The object has a bronze tint to it, and I can see a black eye like window on one end, possibly the pilot’s cockpit.

“The shape is more like an insect cocoon than anything else.

“Very rare shape of UFO and being seen in broad daylight makes is very exciting.”

While it is not abundantly clear what the object is, there is likely a more logical explanation.

Due to its shape, the supposed UFO could just be a drone.

Alternatively, it could even be a helicopter which is out of focus in a low quality camera.

While there is no proof that UFOs are here, the sightings and claims from conspiracy theorists can lead to bigger questions.

READ MORE: UFO sighting concern as ‘mind-blowing’ object ominously floats in sky

“Extrapolating from these results leads to a projection of 300 million habitable worlds in our galaxy.

“Each of these Earth-like planets is a potential biological experiment, and there have been billions of years since they formed for life to develop and for intelligence and technology to emerge. Astronomers are very confident there is life beyond the Earth.

“As astronomer and ace exoplanet-hunter Geoff Marcy, puts it, ‘The universe is apparently bulging at the seams with the ingredients of biology’.”

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Alien base on the Moon claim by conspiracy theorists who believe ETs could be contacted

UFO hunters believe they have hit the jackpot in the hunt for alien life. The proof comes in the form of a supposed structure found on the surface of the Moon. According to one conspiracy theorist, the structure is a base with beings living inside.

Prominent UFO hunter Scott C Waring was the first to spot the structure, after browsing through a map of the Moon from Arizona State University (ASU).

Mr Waring believes there is an antenna on the roof of the structure, which could be used to contact the occupants of the apparent base.

Mr Waring wrote on his blog UFO Sightings Daily: “Here is an interesting structure sitting inside the edge of a crater on Earth’s Moon.

“I found it in an ASU moon map and it shows a huge structure that looks like a tower with an antenna on its top.

“The structures foundation is built around the unevenness of the crater floor and I coloured it yellow to make it a bit more easy to see for some people.

“Now if we just attempt to send a radio wave message to the moon using radio telescopes, microwave transmissions, laser communication beams, then we would meet and greet our alien friends on the Moon soon afterwards. Success would be inevitable.”

While there are elements of the supposed structure which do look intelligently designed, chances are that is merely a coincidence.

Instead, the object in question was likely caused by a meteorite.

The Moon is constantly being bombarded by falling space rocks, and as it barely has an atmosphere, there is nothing to protect it from falling rocky debris.

This means a meteor just a couple of inches wide has the potential to cause an impact crater.

Rather, Mr Waring probably sees a base due to an effect known as pareidolia.

This is where your brain sees familiar patterns in something which is not there.

NASA said: “Pareidolia is the psychological phenomenon where people see recognisable shapes in clouds, rock formations, or otherwise unrelated objects or data.

“There are many examples of this phenomenon on Earth and in space.”

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End of the world: 'Kingdom of Antichrist' approaches, claims Christian conspiracy blog

And 1 John 4 also states: ” This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God.

“This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”

Now, according to the Christian conspiracy blog, Bible prophecy – Signposts of the Times, the time of the Antichrist’s arrival is approaching.

The blog’s authors, Duane and Shelley Muir of Williams Lake, Canada, bizarrely claimed in a recent post that ominous plans are in motion to unleash the Antichrist’s plans.

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Joe Biden knows about the existence of aliens and UFOs claims conspiracy theorist

President Biden was recently asked by the press whether he knows about the existence of UFOs. While the current White House incumbent did not reveal the rumours to be true, he also did not deny them. President Biden was asked about extraterrestrials on the back of an interview James Cordon had with former president Barack Obama.
Mr Obama told James Cordon: “What is true, and I’m actually being serious here, is that there are, there’s footage and records of objects in the skies, that we don’t know exactly what they are.

“We can’t explain how they moved, their trajectory. They did not have an easily explainable pattern.

“And so, you know, I think that people still take seriously trying to investigate and figure out what that is.”

During a press conference, President Biden was asked by Fox News: “President Obama says there is footage and records of objects in the sky — these unidentified aerial phenomena — and he says we don’t know exactly what they are.

“What do you think?”

President Biden replied: “You should ask him again,” before making a swift exit.

This has led to speculation that the 45th president of the US does indeed know about aliens, but is keeping tight-lipped.

Prominent alien conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring wrote on his blog UFO Sightings Daily that President Biden’s quick exit from the podium speaks volumes.

READ MORE: Aliens: US Senator ‘can’t imagine’ sighted UFOs came from Earth

Several videos have emerged from official US sources which appears to show strange objects in the skies.

Headlines were made across the globe in 2017 when US Navy radar footage of a mystery object with a “glowing aura” and flying erratically was leaked to the public.

The debate over UFOs reached fever pitch when the footage emerged of what some called an alien craft.

The Pentagon will release a report next month over the “unidentified aerial phenomena” (UAP) sightings – which was ordered by ex-president Donald Trump.

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UFO sighting near the ISS is '100 percent proof' of aliens claim conspiracy theorists

Eagle-eyed viewers of the ISS live feed believe they have spotted something strange passing the orbiting laboratory. During a standard live stream, four bright objects seem to move in unison in the background of pitch blackness.
According to one alien hunter, the lights are all part of one UFO which is monitoring humans on Earth.

Prominent conspiracy theorist Scott C Waring made the bizarre claim, stating that extraterrestrials are observing us following a tough year.

Without providing any evidence, Mr Waring said aliens are watching humanity in their response to the likes of COVID-19 and inter-country tensions.

Mr Waring wrote on his blog UFO Sightings Daily: “The object had four glowing lights on it and the colours ranged from green, purple and yellow.

“Although it looks like four different objects, when I enhanced it adding light, it was obvious that there was a centre area linking all the lights.

“This ISS recording is 100 percent proof that aliens were near the space station today.

“Right now is a tipping point for humanity. The Doomsday Clock is close to midnight.

“China wants war with the world, and the world is ready to give it to them.

READ MORE: Barack Obama teases UFO sighting authenticity

While the object is strange and does seem out of place, there is likely a more logical explanation for it.

For example, former NASA engineer James Oberg said there were countless ‘UFO sightings’ near the ISS but these can usually be put down to pieces of “space dandruff”.

Space dandruff can include pieces of debris that have broken off from the ISS and are floating nearby.

As there are no reference points in space, the objects can appear farther away or closer to the camera than they actually are.

Mr Oberg said: “I’ve had enough experience with real spaceflight to realise that what’s being seen in many videos is nothing beyond the ‘norm’ from fully mundane phenomena occurring in unearthly settings.”

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Fans scream conspiracy as analyst is CUT OFF by US TV

Football commentator Jon Champion was abruptly taken off the air by producers at US network ESPN after launching into a fierce tirade against the influence of American owners in Premier League football.

Sunday’s game between Manchester United and Liverpool was called off amid scenes of fan protests and clashed with police in and around Old Trafford, as irate Red Devils fans demanded that their be voices heard in opposition to the unpopular leadership of the Glazer family, the chief owners of the club for more than 15 years.

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The protest was largely seen as a necessary one by the English football community (though reports of fans engaging in clashes with police have been rightfully condemned in all quarters) amid fears that US billionaires are pillaging the soul from football in pursuit of adding a few more zeroes to their sporting portfolios at the expense of the club and its fans.

This opinion was trumpeted by UK football commentator Jon Champion during an appearance on ESPN Sunday, as he savaged the influence of the Glazer family on Manchester United and bemoaned their attempts to transform the famous club from a community-based entity to a soulless “franchise” – although Champion was unable to finish his diatribe after being abruptly cut off.

In response to a comment from former United States international Taylor Twellman in which he said that most major teams in the country are seen as “franchises“, Champion offered a furious rebuke.

Don’t mention that word, I hate that word,” Champion shot back. “Because that has no place in our lexicon when we talk about European sports clubs. 

They’re clubs with beating hearts, not franchises. You have Manchester United, one of the Super League clubs… owned by the Glazer family who are widely despised as absentee owners. 

They bought the club by loading debt onto it. They don’t show any signs of care for it. 

And yet this is the thing which dominates the lives of so many of its followers, that’s why…

It was at this point that the plug was pulled on the broadcast, with a few seconds of dead air before an announcer advised that they will return to Champion and Twellman in the studio later on the show.

Footage of the incident soon went viral and forced ESPN into damage control mode, saying that Champion was silenced due to a technical error and not because of the content of his rant.

Soon after, ESPN released the full clip which shows the conclusion of the discussion.

So my question – little bit tongue-in-cheek, little bit serious – is when they buy Erling Haaland for £160 million this transfer window, are these fans on the field taking pictures, are they going to be that upset?

Yes,” Champion said. “They genuinely are, because this is above winning titles, signing players.

This is the existence of their heartbeat, their club and that is what some of us in America don’t always understand.”

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Champion’s polemic was quickly endorsed on social media, with numerous fans thanking him for having the courage to hit out at the occasional incongruity which exists between American sports and its European counterpart.

One fan condemned the incident, sarcastically referring to the United States as the so-called “land of free speech“.

Others described ESPN’s handling of the segment as “disgraceful“, while one more thanked Champion for “not letting the point get lost” before he was “silenced“.

Author: RT
This post originally appeared on RT Sport News