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The State of White Supremacy in the U.S. | ADL

The category of traditional white supremacists refers to a collection of groups that essentially emerged from the struggle to deny African-Americans equal rights. It also refers to the many unaffiliated individuals with the same constellation of beliefs.

The Blood Drop Cross (aka Mystic Insignia of a Klansman or MIOAK)

The majority of groups in this category are Ku Klux Klan groupsthough often referred to as the Ku Klux Klan, there has not been a unitary Klan since 1944. Today, the Klan is simply a type of hate group. There are actually between 40-45 completely separate and independent Klan groups in the United Statesthe exact number may even vary month to month as small Klan groups form or fall apartranging from Klan groups that claim a presence in a number of states to tiny Klans focused on a single local area.

Traditional white supremacists also include a few non-Klan groups that emerge from the same tradition, with the two most significant examples from the past several decades being the Council of Conservative Citizens and the League of the South. These groups have a presence mainly in the South. Klan groups have a presence in the South as well, but they are also active in the Midwest and, to a lesser extent, in the Mid-Atlantic States. In New England and in the West, Klan groups tend to be weak, small, and short-lived.

There are a few Klan groups of long standing, such as the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Arkansas, and the Mississippi White Knights, but most Klan groups are of recent vintage. In fact, about 75% of the currently active Klan groups have a start date of 2011 or later (including several recent attempts to resurrect defunct Klan groups).

The large proportion of new Klan groups does not indicate growth in the Klanfar from it. Klan groups have been in a long-term decline since the 1970s, as they lost their battle against civil rights for African-Americans. Occasionally, Klan groups may slow or even arrest that decline, such as during a surge of right-wing extremism, but then the decline will resume. The result is a collection of Klan groups that have great difficult even maintaining themselves, which is why most such groups do not last very long before fragmenting or falling apart. When new Klan groups do emerge, they tend to grow by swallowing or poaching the membership of a previous or weaker Klan group.

Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan

One of the clearest signs of Klan decline is the considerable decrease in public Klan rallies. Many Klan groups simply no longer have the membership necessary to hold public demonstrations or protests. In the 1980s, one could find without too much difficulty Klan rallies in which 200-300 members participated. By the 1990s, most Klan rallies had a couple of dozen attendees at most, though the number of rallies was still relatively high. In the 2000s, even the number of Klan rallies has greatly declined.

For perspective on just how negligible the public Klan presence has become in recent years, consider this: In 1994, Klan groups staged 10 different rallies in the state of Ohio alone. In 2014, 20 years later, there were only around 10 confirmed Klan rallies across the United States (Klan groups have claimed a few additional events, but no confirmation can be found that they actually took place).

In lieu of such rallies, Klan groups have changed their tactics, seeking ways to generate publicity and attention that can be accomplished with a minimum of members. The tactic chosen by two of the larger and more active Klan groupsthe Traditionalist American Knights, headquartered in Missouri, and the Loyal White Knights, based in North Carolinahas been spreading Klan fliers in local neighborhoods.

Fliering is an effective tactic for these groups because it takes only a single Klan member or sympathizer to perform a distribution (which will typically target from 20 to 100 homes, or perhaps all the cars in a parking lot), but the fliers often generate considerable interest from local media, which is spread further via social media. While the fliers are often standard recruitment fliers (though the Klan groups do not really expect recipients to become recruits), occasionally they may target a specific issue or demographic group.

When Klan fliers are discovered, upset residents contact the media, whose subsequent news stories spread the news of the fliering far beyond the few neighborhood residents who received any hate literature. It is this publicity that is the ultimate goal for these Klan groups. To help insure they get it, some flier distributors have taken to weighing down their Klan fliers with pieces of candy or small toys. This tactic is intended to outrage parents and make them more likely to contact law enforcement or the media, the latter of which is typically the true target.

Media coverage often elicits the specter of a rising, increasingly powerful Klan. In fact, the opposite is true: Fliers are a cheap and easy way for Klan groups to get attentionan attractive prospect for groups trying to compensate for dwindling membership and decreased clout. Since the beginning of 2013, there have been more than 120 different fliering incidents across the country, the vast majority carried out by the Traditional American Knights and the Loyal White Knights.

Klan groups are not the only traditional white supremacist groups that have declined. The two major non-Klan groups, the Council of Conservative Citizens and the League of South, have also suffered a loss of membership. In the 1990s, the Council was prominent enough to attract attention from mainstream conservative politicians. Haley Barbour, while a candidate for governor of Mississippi, spoke at one of the groups meetings, as did Mike Huckabee when he was lieutenant governor of Arkansas. In 1992, Mississippi Senator Trent Lott delivered a speech at the groups annual conference, while in 1998, Georgia Representative Bob Barr spoke to the organization. The appearances of Barr and Lott before the group prompted a scandal in 1998 when revealed.

Because of the scandal, GOP chair Jim Nicholson, calling the group racist, instructed all Republican candidates and public officials to sever ties with the Council. Even then, not all politicians rushed to distance themselves from the group. At the time, then-Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice told a Washington Post reporter that There are some very good people in there with some very good ideas. All this stuff about them being racist, thats hearsay, as far as Im concerned. However, during the 2000s, the Councils decline ended many of its remaining relationships with local politicians: if an area had no Council chapter, then local politicians simply had no opportunity for interaction. Today, the Council does not even bother to list local chapters on its websitepresumably because it has an embarrassingly small number to list.

Nevertheless, despite its small size, the Council of Conservative Citizens still has had the ability to spew hate and to influence would-be white supremacists, an effect demonstrated in June 2015 when the manifesto attributed to Dylann Storm Roof credited the Council as a major influence.

Earl P. Holt III, the current president of the Council of Conservative Citizens

The League of the South, a racist neo-Confederate group that has called for secession, has also lost ground, though perhaps less so than the Council. The League has reacted in part by becoming more radical and more openly racist. By 2011, League president Michael Hill, once a college history professor, was urging followers to arm themselves and join the resistance. In May 2015, Hill declared his determination to participate in a race war if negroes, egged on by the largely Jewish-Progressive owned media, engaged in black rage. Hill warned that if negroes think a race war in modern America would be to their advantage, they had better prepare themselves for a very rude awakening. On June 1, Hill openly declared that our Southern forebears who opposed civil rights for African-Americans wereright. That same month, a League of the South protest in northern Kentucky was joined by members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement.

As the League has become more openly racist, its membership has also changed somewhat, attracting a larger proportion of younger members, some of whom have organized or participated in League of the South demonstrations and events. For example, the League has organized around 25 demonstrations in the last three years, an increase from previous years. It has also tried to exploit the immigration issue as a way to build support, using terms such as Southern Demographic Displacement.

Like neo-Nazis, traditional white supremacists are much diminished, though for different reasons. Moreover, it seems unlikely that the traditionals will be able to arrest this mostly downward trend, although groups like the League of the South may have more relative success than Klan groups. Whereas in the 1960s, in many parts of the country Klan groups were almost the only option for would-be white supremacists, today they are just one of many optionsand are sometimes considered outdated or obsolete. Meanwhile, the rise of white supremacist prison gangs in the South and Midwest has the potential to cut into the population base from which Klan groups derive their membership. The long-term prospects are not very bright for the Klan and its like-minded extremists.

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Nathanael Kapner – Metapedia

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Milton L. Kapner (born 5 September 1950), also known as Brother Nathanael, was born to a Jewish family, but converted to Orthodox Christianity. For a time he was a novice at a monastery.

Kapner is best known for his activism on the internet. On his website, Real Jew News, which was for a time known as Real Zionist News, he writes articles on topics related to Jews from a critical perspective. As well as his own website he publishes short videos on YouTube which cover the same topics.

There have been various controversies and criticisms. See the “External links” section.

Opinions of Kapner on forums such as Stormfront have varied greatly.

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Brother Nathanael eviction coming soon? | VailDaily.com

SILVERTHORNE, Colorado Summit Countys most famous street evangelist Brother Nathanael may soon be banned from plying his trade on some local median strips, if the Silverthorne Police Department has its way.

Concern for the safety of both pedestrians and motorists has prompted Silverthorne to begin developing an ordinance to prohibit anyone from standing on highway medians, town manager Kevin Batchelder said this week.

We want to honor peoples constitutional right to free speech, but we want people out of busy intersections, he said.

Although any such ordinance, if enacted, would apply to all, Brother Nathanael said he has no doubt the impetus behind the current discussion is the Silverthorne Police Departments objection to his presence.

Its not a matter of safety. Its a matter of discrimination against Brother Nathanael, the former monk asserted.

Since his arrival in Summit County more than two years ago, the street minister has frequently pushed the limits of what local law enforcement will accept.

Despite that standing on median strips is legal in all areas of the county, he is regularly approached by police officers and told to move.

How many times do I have to tell them that its perfectly legal? he asked.

While he also appears in venues as diverse as New York Citys Times Square and Aspens X-Games, the cassocked Brother Nathanael lives in Frisco and can be seen most frequently on Highway 9 near the Frisco Marina and in Silverthorne near the Interstate 70 interchange, dancing and greeting commuters with a crucifix, an American flag and a smile.

Over time, his preferred spot in Silverthorne has moved from the intersection of Highway 6 and Rainbow Drive to a location a few hundred yards south on the median strip almost directly across from the westbound off-ramp from the interstate.

This new location worries Silverthorne Police Chief Mark Hanschmidt.

Number one, Im concerned with his safety, Hanschmidt said. Im also concerned with distracting drivers, because I think he takes some people by surprise.

Silverthorne police get several calls per month about Brother Nathanael, he added.

When any complaint is called in, whether for a barking dog, late-night noise or someone on the highway median, departmental procedures require an officer to check it out.

So when a passing motorist called last week and expressed concern about the unusually dressed man they saw dancing on the median strip, an officer was dispatched to be sure nothing was wrong.

I honestly think these calls are well-intentioned, Hanschmidt said. Theyre not just causing a ruckus.

Brother Nathanael disagreed.

Police dont like people who are going against the grain, he said. Its all about getting Brother Nathanael off the median strip.

Safety is not the issue, he believes.

Although Hanschmidt has shown him photographs of a nasty truck rollover that occurred a couple of years ago on the median in question, the monk believes he is in no danger at that location.

Theres never been an accident there ever since I came out and made the sign of the cross, he said.

Legal action

Any ordinance banning pedestrians from the median would require approval by the town council after two formal readings and associated public hearings, Batchelder said.

The town attorney is drafting an ordinance that could be presented to the council as early as this month.

The existing code prohibits pedestrians from soliciting employment, business, contributions or sales of any kind from the median, or entering the roadway to collect money from vehicles stopped at intersections.

Its not unusual for the Silverthorne police to have to tell non-local panhandlers to move along, Hanschmidt said.

People come up from Denver to panhandle. They think Summit County is an untapped market, he added.

Because he solicits no goods or money, Brother Nathanael has not been subject to the code.

If the proposed ordinance is passed, however, he could be ticketed.

Hanschmidt referred to a similar ordinance enacted in Boulder a few years ago as a possible template for Silverthorne.

The Boulder law prohibits anyone from occupying a median strip except while crossing the street.

Because it was enacted as part of the citys anti-aggressive panhandling code, local attorney Seth Murphy sees a significant legal distinction between the Boulder ordinance and any law developed to keep his client off the median.

I think with Brother Nathanael, its a very different thing, he said.

Both Batchelder and Hanschmidt emphasized repeatedly that safety is their primary concern

We dont have any problem with his presence, Batchelder said. We just want to balance his rights with public safety.

In the past, the towns police officers have brought him coffee and even offered to plow a space on the sidewalk for him, the manager added.

Although Silverthorne officials indicated the countys other municipalities might consider similar ordinances in the future, Frisco Police Chief Tom Wickman said his town has no current plans to follow Silverthornes lead.

To his knowledge, no one yet has complained about Brother Nathanaels presence on the Frisco median.

Determined to challenge any law prohibiting his freedom of movement, Brother Nathanael has contacted a Denver law firm that specializes in First Amendment cases.

Im willing to compromise with the towns, he said. Ill stay on the wide part of the median strip.

Silverthornes threat of a legal action, however, is something he says he cant ignore.

I feel very hurt by the way they treat me, he said.

I feel sorry for these people.

They have now placed themselves as enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Tesla’s Future: AI Chips and China Factories

According to recent reports, Tesla is banking their future on two key areas — factory expansion in China, and in-house A.I. development.

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The Verge Defends Sarah Jeong’s Bigoted Tweets

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Les Moonves Asked Zero Questions About Sex Assault Claims on CBS Earnings Call

In a call with analysts, Les Moonves expressed confidence about the company’s future but did not address the pending investigation and no analysts brought it up during a question-and-answer session.

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‘Lost’ Star Evangeline Lilly ‘Mortified’ After Being Pressured into Partially Nude Scenes

Marvel superhero star Evangeline Lilly now says she felt pressured to do a partial nude scene in the ABC series Lost , the series that brought her instant fame between 2004 and 2010.

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L.A. Production of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Replaces Nazis with ICE Agents Hunting for ‘LatinX’ Illegals

A modernized theatrical production of The Diary of Anne Frank in Los Angeles will reimagine the Jewish Frank family hiding from the Nazi with Latino immigrants hiding from Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement (ICE) officials, its directors have revealed. 

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WashPost Fact Check: ‘Wringing’ Sarah Sanders’ Neck Different from ‘Choking’ Her

The far-left Washington Post fact checked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and smeared her as a liar because “wringing” her neck is different from “choking” her.

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The State of White Supremacy in the U.S. | ADL

The category of traditional white supremacists refers to a collection of groups that essentially emerged from the struggle to deny African-Americans equal rights. It also refers to the many unaffiliated individuals with the same constellation of beliefs. The Blood Drop Cross (aka Mystic Insignia of a Klansman or MIOAK) The majority of groups in this category are Ku Klux Klan groupsthough often referred to as the Ku Klux Klan, there has not been a unitary Klan since 1944. Today, the Klan is simply a type of hate group. There are actually between 40-45 completely separate and independent Klan groups in the United Statesthe exact number may even vary month to month as small Klan groups form or fall apartranging from Klan groups that claim a presence in a number of states to tiny Klans focused on a single local area. Traditional white supremacists also include a few non-Klan groups that emerge from the same tradition, with the two most significant examples from the past several decades being the Council of Conservative Citizens and the League of the South. These groups have a presence mainly in the South. Klan groups have a presence in the South as well, but they are also active in the Midwest and, to a lesser extent, in the Mid-Atlantic States. In New England and in the West, Klan groups tend to be weak, small, and short-lived. There are a few Klan groups of long standing, such as the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Arkansas, and the Mississippi White Knights, but most Klan groups are of recent vintage. In fact, about 75% of the currently active Klan groups have a start date of 2011 or later (including several recent attempts to resurrect defunct Klan groups). The large proportion of new Klan groups does not indicate growth in the Klanfar from it. Klan groups have been in a long-term decline since the 1970s, as they lost their battle against civil rights for African-Americans. Occasionally, Klan groups may slow or even arrest that decline, such as during a surge of right-wing extremism, but then the decline will resume. The result is a collection of Klan groups that have great difficult even maintaining themselves, which is why most such groups do not last very long before fragmenting or falling apart. When new Klan groups do emerge, they tend to grow by swallowing or poaching the membership of a previous or weaker Klan group. Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan One of the clearest signs of Klan decline is the considerable decrease in public Klan rallies. Many Klan groups simply no longer have the membership necessary to hold public demonstrations or protests. In the 1980s, one could find without too much difficulty Klan rallies in which 200-300 members participated. By the 1990s, most Klan rallies had a couple of dozen attendees at most, though the number of rallies was still relatively high. In the 2000s, even the number of Klan rallies has greatly declined. For perspective on just how negligible the public Klan presence has become in recent years, consider this: In 1994, Klan groups staged 10 different rallies in the state of Ohio alone. In 2014, 20 years later, there were only around 10 confirmed Klan rallies across the United States (Klan groups have claimed a few additional events, but no confirmation can be found that they actually took place). In lieu of such rallies, Klan groups have changed their tactics, seeking ways to generate publicity and attention that can be accomplished with a minimum of members. The tactic chosen by two of the larger and more active Klan groupsthe Traditionalist American Knights, headquartered in Missouri, and the Loyal White Knights, based in North Carolinahas been spreading Klan fliers in local neighborhoods. Fliering is an effective tactic for these groups because it takes only a single Klan member or sympathizer to perform a distribution (which will typically target from 20 to 100 homes, or perhaps all the cars in a parking lot), but the fliers often generate considerable interest from local media, which is spread further via social media. While the fliers are often standard recruitment fliers (though the Klan groups do not really expect recipients to become recruits), occasionally they may target a specific issue or demographic group. When Klan fliers are discovered, upset residents contact the media, whose subsequent news stories spread the news of the fliering far beyond the few neighborhood residents who received any hate literature. It is this publicity that is the ultimate goal for these Klan groups. To help insure they get it, some flier distributors have taken to weighing down their Klan fliers with pieces of candy or small toys. This tactic is intended to outrage parents and make them more likely to contact law enforcement or the media, the latter of which is typically the true target. Media coverage often elicits the specter of a rising, increasingly powerful Klan. In fact, the opposite is true: Fliers are a cheap and easy way for Klan groups to get attentionan attractive prospect for groups trying to compensate for dwindling membership and decreased clout. Since the beginning of 2013, there have been more than 120 different fliering incidents across the country, the vast majority carried out by the Traditional American Knights and the Loyal White Knights. Klan groups are not the only traditional white supremacist groups that have declined. The two major non-Klan groups, the Council of Conservative Citizens and the League of South, have also suffered a loss of membership. In the 1990s, the Council was prominent enough to attract attention from mainstream conservative politicians. Haley Barbour, while a candidate for governor of Mississippi, spoke at one of the groups meetings, as did Mike Huckabee when he was lieutenant governor of Arkansas. In 1992, Mississippi Senator Trent Lott delivered a speech at the groups annual conference, while in 1998, Georgia Representative Bob Barr spoke to the organization. The appearances of Barr and Lott before the group prompted a scandal in 1998 when revealed. Because of the scandal, GOP chair Jim Nicholson, calling the group racist, instructed all Republican candidates and public officials to sever ties with the Council. Even then, not all politicians rushed to distance themselves from the group. At the time, then-Mississippi Governor Kirk Fordice told a Washington Post reporter that There are some very good people in there with some very good ideas. All this stuff about them being racist, thats hearsay, as far as Im concerned. However, during the 2000s, the Councils decline ended many of its remaining relationships with local politicians: if an area had no Council chapter, then local politicians simply had no opportunity for interaction. Today, the Council does not even bother to list local chapters on its websitepresumably because it has an embarrassingly small number to list. Nevertheless, despite its small size, the Council of Conservative Citizens still has had the ability to spew hate and to influence would-be white supremacists, an effect demonstrated in June 2015 when the manifesto attributed to Dylann Storm Roof credited the Council as a major influence. Earl P. Holt III, the current president of the Council of Conservative Citizens The League of the South, a racist neo-Confederate group that has called for secession, has also lost ground, though perhaps less so than the Council. The League has reacted in part by becoming more radical and more openly racist. By 2011, League president Michael Hill, once a college history professor, was urging followers to arm themselves and join the resistance. In May 2015, Hill declared his determination to participate in a race war if negroes, egged on by the largely Jewish-Progressive owned media, engaged in black rage. Hill warned that if negroes think a race war in modern America would be to their advantage, they had better prepare themselves for a very rude awakening. On June 1, Hill openly declared that our Southern forebears who opposed civil rights for African-Americans wereright. That same month, a League of the South protest in northern Kentucky was joined by members of the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement. As the League has become more openly racist, its membership has also changed somewhat, attracting a larger proportion of younger members, some of whom have organized or participated in League of the South demonstrations and events. For example, the League has organized around 25 demonstrations in the last three years, an increase from previous years. It has also tried to exploit the immigration issue as a way to build support, using terms such as Southern Demographic Displacement. Like neo-Nazis, traditional white supremacists are much diminished, though for different reasons. Moreover, it seems unlikely that the traditionals will be able to arrest this mostly downward trend, although groups like the League of the South may have more relative success than Klan groups. Whereas in the 1960s, in many parts of the country Klan groups were almost the only option for would-be white supremacists, today they are just one of many optionsand are sometimes considered outdated or obsolete. Meanwhile, the rise of white supremacist prison gangs in the South and Midwest has the potential to cut into the population base from which Klan groups derive their membership. The long-term prospects are not very bright for the Klan and its like-minded extremists.

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Nathanael Kapner – Metapedia

From Metapedia Milton L. Kapner (born 5 September 1950), also known as Brother Nathanael, was born to a Jewish family, but converted to Orthodox Christianity. For a time he was a novice at a monastery. Kapner is best known for his activism on the internet. On his website, Real Jew News, which was for a time known as Real Zionist News, he writes articles on topics related to Jews from a critical perspective. As well as his own website he publishes short videos on YouTube which cover the same topics. There have been various controversies and criticisms. See the “External links” section. Opinions of Kapner on forums such as Stormfront have varied greatly.

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Brother Nathanael eviction coming soon? | VailDaily.com

SILVERTHORNE, Colorado Summit Countys most famous street evangelist Brother Nathanael may soon be banned from plying his trade on some local median strips, if the Silverthorne Police Department has its way. Concern for the safety of both pedestrians and motorists has prompted Silverthorne to begin developing an ordinance to prohibit anyone from standing on highway medians, town manager Kevin Batchelder said this week. We want to honor peoples constitutional right to free speech, but we want people out of busy intersections, he said. Although any such ordinance, if enacted, would apply to all, Brother Nathanael said he has no doubt the impetus behind the current discussion is the Silverthorne Police Departments objection to his presence. Its not a matter of safety. Its a matter of discrimination against Brother Nathanael, the former monk asserted. Since his arrival in Summit County more than two years ago, the street minister has frequently pushed the limits of what local law enforcement will accept. Despite that standing on median strips is legal in all areas of the county, he is regularly approached by police officers and told to move. How many times do I have to tell them that its perfectly legal? he asked. While he also appears in venues as diverse as New York Citys Times Square and Aspens X-Games, the cassocked Brother Nathanael lives in Frisco and can be seen most frequently on Highway 9 near the Frisco Marina and in Silverthorne near the Interstate 70 interchange, dancing and greeting commuters with a crucifix, an American flag and a smile. Over time, his preferred spot in Silverthorne has moved from the intersection of Highway 6 and Rainbow Drive to a location a few hundred yards south on the median strip almost directly across from the westbound off-ramp from the interstate. This new location worries Silverthorne Police Chief Mark Hanschmidt. Number one, Im concerned with his safety, Hanschmidt said. Im also concerned with distracting drivers, because I think he takes some people by surprise. Silverthorne police get several calls per month about Brother Nathanael, he added. When any complaint is called in, whether for a barking dog, late-night noise or someone on the highway median, departmental procedures require an officer to check it out. So when a passing motorist called last week and expressed concern about the unusually dressed man they saw dancing on the median strip, an officer was dispatched to be sure nothing was wrong. I honestly think these calls are well-intentioned, Hanschmidt said. Theyre not just causing a ruckus. Brother Nathanael disagreed. Police dont like people who are going against the grain, he said. Its all about getting Brother Nathanael off the median strip. Safety is not the issue, he believes. Although Hanschmidt has shown him photographs of a nasty truck rollover that occurred a couple of years ago on the median in question, the monk believes he is in no danger at that location. Theres never been an accident there ever since I came out and made the sign of the cross, he said. Legal action Any ordinance banning pedestrians from the median would require approval by the town council after two formal readings and associated public hearings, Batchelder said. The town attorney is drafting an ordinance that could be presented to the council as early as this month. The existing code prohibits pedestrians from soliciting employment, business, contributions or sales of any kind from the median, or entering the roadway to collect money from vehicles stopped at intersections. Its not unusual for the Silverthorne police to have to tell non-local panhandlers to move along, Hanschmidt said. People come up from Denver to panhandle. They think Summit County is an untapped market, he added. Because he solicits no goods or money, Brother Nathanael has not been subject to the code. If the proposed ordinance is passed, however, he could be ticketed. Hanschmidt referred to a similar ordinance enacted in Boulder a few years ago as a possible template for Silverthorne. The Boulder law prohibits anyone from occupying a median strip except while crossing the street. Because it was enacted as part of the citys anti-aggressive panhandling code, local attorney Seth Murphy sees a significant legal distinction between the Boulder ordinance and any law developed to keep his client off the median. I think with Brother Nathanael, its a very different thing, he said. Both Batchelder and Hanschmidt emphasized repeatedly that safety is their primary concern We dont have any problem with his presence, Batchelder said. We just want to balance his rights with public safety. In the past, the towns police officers have brought him coffee and even offered to plow a space on the sidewalk for him, the manager added. Although Silverthorne officials indicated the countys other municipalities might consider similar ordinances in the future, Frisco Police Chief Tom Wickman said his town has no current plans to follow Silverthornes lead. To his knowledge, no one yet has complained about Brother Nathanaels presence on the Frisco median. Determined to challenge any law prohibiting his freedom of movement, Brother Nathanael has contacted a Denver law firm that specializes in First Amendment cases. Im willing to compromise with the towns, he said. Ill stay on the wide part of the median strip. Silverthornes threat of a legal action, however, is something he says he cant ignore. I feel very hurt by the way they treat me, he said. I feel sorry for these people. They have now placed themselves as enemies of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Tesla’s Future: AI Chips and China Factories

According to recent reports, Tesla is banking their future on two key areas — factory expansion in China, and in-house A.I. development.

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The Verge Defends Sarah Jeong’s Bigoted Tweets

Tech news site the Verge published an editorial piece recently defending New York Times tech writer Sarah Jeong’s racist tweets.

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Les Moonves Asked Zero Questions About Sex Assault Claims on CBS Earnings Call

In a call with analysts, Les Moonves expressed confidence about the company’s future but did not address the pending investigation and no analysts brought it up during a question-and-answer session.

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‘Lost’ Star Evangeline Lilly ‘Mortified’ After Being Pressured into Partially Nude Scenes

Marvel superhero star Evangeline Lilly now says she felt pressured to do a partial nude scene in the ABC series Lost , the series that brought her instant fame between 2004 and 2010.

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L.A. Production of ‘The Diary of Anne Frank’ Replaces Nazis with ICE Agents Hunting for ‘LatinX’ Illegals

A modernized theatrical production of The Diary of Anne Frank in Los Angeles will reimagine the Jewish Frank family hiding from the Nazi with Latino immigrants hiding from Immigration, Customs, and Enforcement (ICE) officials, its directors have revealed. 

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WashPost Fact Check: ‘Wringing’ Sarah Sanders’ Neck Different from ‘Choking’ Her

The far-left Washington Post fact checked White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and smeared her as a liar because “wringing” her neck is different from “choking” her.

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