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Kanye West set to buy right-wing platform, amid potential George Flloyd lawsuit



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Kanye West is set to buy right-wing platform ‘Parler’ after being blocked from other mainstream social networks

KANYE WEST- American Rapper Kanye West, or also referred to as ‘Ye’ has announced he is buying right-wing platform ‘Parler’.

Parler is used mainly by U.S. conservatives, and deems itself a “free speech” alternative.

“In a world where conservative opinions are considered to be controversial, we have to make sure we have the right to freely express ourselves.”

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The chief executive of Parler’s parent company, Parlement Technologies was quick to commend the announcement.

“This deal will change the world, and change the way the world thinks about free speech. Ye is making a groundbreaking move into the free speech media space and will never have to fear being removed from social media again.”

George Farmer, the chief executive of Parler’s parent company
George Parler
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Parler, founded back in 2018, sits inline with other far-right platforms like Trump’s Truth Social.

Numerous tech giants like Apple, Amazon and Google have removed Parler from their services because of its far-right beliefs.

Parler statement

No further details have been released about the deal, but it will be finalised by the end of the year.

“Once again, Ye proves that he is one step ahead of the legacy media narrative. Parlement will be honoured to help him achieve his goals.”

George Farmer, the chief executive of Parler’s parent company

It follows Kanye West being widely condemned for numerous controversial remarks.

The comments regard his former wife Kim Kardashian, their children, the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement and the Jewish community.

death [sic] con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE. The funny thing is I actually can’t be Anti Semitic because black people are actually Jew also[.] You guys have toyed with me and tried to black ball anyone whoever opposes your agenda.

Kanye west tweet, now deleted by Twitter

Controversial George Flloyd remarks

It comes as Ye stares down the barrel at a possible lawsuit from George Flloyd’s family after making insensitive comments about his cause of death.

Civil rights attorney, Lee Merritt is representing the Flloyd family and says they’re considering legal action.

He said on a Podcast that Flloyd didn’t die by Police brutality to the neck but instead from the drug Fentanyl.

“When you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that.”

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Kanye West on Drink Champs podcast

During the trial, it was confirmed that Former Police officer, Derek Chauvin, knelt on Flloyd’s neck, which ultimately led to his death.

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Australia’s power network is facing a terrible summer



A new report has raised concerns about potential power shortages this summer in several Australian states. With temperatures expected to soar, experts warn that the electricity grid could be under significant strain.

The report, released by the Energy Authority of Australia, highlights that New South Wales, Queensland, and South Australia are at the greatest risk of experiencing blackouts. Increased demand for electricity due to air conditioning use during hot summer days is the primary driver of this concern.

The report suggests that immediate measures should be taken to mitigate these risks. These measures include improving grid infrastructure, investing in renewable energy sources, and implementing demand-side management programs to reduce peak electricity consumption.

Energy Minister Sarah Thompson acknowledged the challenges but assured the public that the government is actively working on solutions to prevent power shortages. She stated, “We are committed to ensuring a stable and reliable power supply during the summer months.”

As the summer approaches, Australians will be closely monitoring the situation, hoping that the necessary steps will be taken to ensure a steady power supply during the hottest days. #featured

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Did Sam Bankman-Fried offer money to stop Trump from running?



New details about the relationship between the failed FTX boss and politicians and business leaders has been laid bare.

It’s been revealed that Sam Bankman-Fried, the CEO of FTX crypto exchange, explored the idea of offering former President Donald Trump a substantial sum of money to dissuade him from running for president again.

The proposition is detailed in an upcoming book that promises to shed light on behind-the-scenes dealings and unconventional political strategies.

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USA alert test triggers memory of Hawaii missile alert



Enhancing National Preparedness: The Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

On October 4, the United States is set to conduct a crucial nationwide emergency alert system test, a vital evaluation of the nation’s ability to disseminate critical information effectively during emergencies.

This upcoming test is a significant event, not just as a routine check but also in response to notable past incidents that underscore the imperative of a robust emergency alert system. One such incident took place on January 13, 2018, in the state of Hawaii, when an accidental alert was issued via the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert System.

This alert, transmitted across various media platforms including television, radio, and cellphones, advised citizens to seek shelter due to an incoming ballistic missile, concluding with the chilling declaration: “This is not a drill.”

The subsequent 38 minutes and 13 seconds were filled with panic and uncertainty, until state officials clarified that the alert had resulted from a miscommunication during a routine drill at the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. The incident prompted a public apology from David Ige, the governor of Hawaii, acknowledging the distress it had caused.

Additionally, it triggered investigations by the Federal Communications Commission and the Hawaii House of Representatives, ultimately leading to the resignation of the state’s emergency management administrator. This incident served as a stark reminder of the critical importance of a well-functioning, error-free emergency alert system.

Fast forward to the present, the nation is preparing for the upcoming nationwide emergency alert system test scheduled for October 4. At the designated time, a loud alert tone will resonate across all devices, followed by a test message that clearly identifies its nature as a simulation meant to evaluate the readiness and functionality of the emergency alert infrastructure. This exercise aims to assure citizens that the emergency alert system is well-prepared and efficient in conveying vital information during a crisis.

Citizens are strongly encouraged to pay close attention to this test, acquaint themselves with the alert sound and message, and comprehend its profound significance in the broader context of preparedness for potential emergencies in the future. The October 4 nationwide emergency alert system test represents a commitment to learning from past incidents and continuously improving preparedness measures to protect citizens and ensure a resilient society. It highlights the nation’s dedication to enhancing its communication systems, thereby reinforcing the safety and security of its populace.


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