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Auschwitz Concentration Camp Christmas Ornaments Removed by Amazon

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The holiday season can be a sensitive time for many people who regard it as a sacred part of their religious and cultural traditions. Christmas, in particular, tends to bring up a lot of controversy for the religious and non-religious alike. Some people get upset at being greeted with “Merry Christmas” while others believe that saying “happy holidays” is some kind of attack on their Christian heritage. Meanwhile, nativity scenes erected outside of churches and schools have often been vandalized.

People who come from a Jewish background are also often targets of hate crimes and discrimination during the holiday season. Needless to say, the holiday season is an emotionally tumultuous time for much of society, regardless of what traditions you practice, or if you don’t celebrate any of them at all.

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The latest controversy this holiday season happened when Amazon, a world leader in online retail, was forced to remove offensive Christmas ornaments from their online store. The controversial ornaments depicted images of Auschwitz concentration camps.

Auschwitz was a complex of concentration and death camps located in occupied Poland and operated by the German Nazis under the rule of Adolf Hitler during World War II. Millions of Jewish people were forced to live and work in concentration camps and statistics say almost six million were killed by the Nazis of which, nearly one million died in Auschwitz. The complex is now a memorial and museum visited by just over two million people to date.

The Auschwitz Memorial faculty described some of the items being sold by Amazon as “disturbing and disrespectful” according to a CNN news report. The items in question, which are no longer available, include various Christmas tree ornaments, a mouse pad and bottle opener showing pictures of the Nazi death camps.

One of the images showed the train tracks leading into the entrance of Auschwitz, by which millions of Jews were carted into the camp by force to meet their ultimate demise by way of torture and hard-kill methods such as gas chambers and firing squads. Some scenes from inside the camps were even depicted in some of this merchandise.

Amazon had removed the items being sold by third parties after officials from the Auschwitz Memorial brought it to their attention via Twitter. A later Tweet from Auschwitz Memorial officials confirmed that the items in question were removed from the marketplace but that other similar items had been identified.

After the initial post was made, officials from the Auschwitz Memorial began to notice other items being sold with pictures of the concentration camps on them. However, at the time of publishing, all of these other items also appear to have been removed from sale by Amazon.

Most of the products offered by the same sellers feature pictures from popular war-related tourism sites around the world. For example, one of the companies that was selling a Christmas tree ornament bearing an image of a freight train entering Auschwitz, continues to sell an ornament featuring a picture of the Genbaku Dome over the Hiroshima bomb site in Japan. The seller contends that this is simply merchandise showing different pivotal moments in history, but critics believe that it is making light out of a genocide, and making a profit as well.

One Amazon spokesperson was quoted by CNN Business as saying, “All sellers must follow our selling guidelines and those who do not will be subject to action, including potential removal of their account. The products in question have been removed.”

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Amazon was forced to take similar actions in the past, after products on their website cause controversy. Earlier this year, they were forced to remove numerous items citing complaints that they were offensive to the Muslim community.

Last March, some anti-vaccination documentaries were taken down from Amazon Prime after a CNN business report. Amazon also pulled books that were said to encourage the curing of children’s’ autism using bleach.

In 2015, Amazon supposedly banned Confederate-flag themed merchandise after harsh criticism from the public, although a report from July of last year states that white supremacist and Nazi-related merchandise continues to be available on the site.

While Amazon itself has been at the center of much criticism over its own practices and treatment of their employees, it seems the global retail and video streaming giant is quick to respond to complaints about content on their streaming service and items for sale in their marketplace.

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Lil Uzi Vert Has $24 Million Diamond Installed In His Head

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The rapper Lil Uzi Vert has recently had a $24 million diamond surgically installed into his forehead. The rapper has reportedly been saving for the strange body modification for the past three years.

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He told reporters that the diamond costs more than his home and all of his cars put together. Oddly enough, the diamond could cost more than his entire net worth, which has been estimated at no higher than $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

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Lil Uzi gained initial recognition following the release of the commercial mixtape Luv Is Rage in 2015, which led to a recording contract with Atlantic Records.

The rapper attracted mainstream attention following the release of his debut single “Money Longer” in 2016. After releasing two additional mixtapes in 2016 and 2017, including one in collaboration with Gucci Mane, Lil Uzi Vert was featured on the Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping Migos’ single “Bad and Boujee”. He later secured his first top ten single with “XO Tour Llif3”, which won the MTV Video Music Award for Song of Summer.

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At the 2018 Grammy Awards, Lil Uzi Vert was nominated for Best New Artist. His second studio album, Eternal Atake was among the most anticipated albums in 2o20 and peaked at number one on the Billboard 200.

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Some fans noticed that the diamond seemed to be loose and off-center, but Uzi clarified that it is only like that temporarily because there is still swelling in the area.

“It’s in the middle. I just got a long bar in it because I just got it pierced. When the swelling go down I’ll get a short bar so it won’t move. Y’all keep talking about it off because I got a long bar in it so it can move ’cause of the swelling. When it go down, it gonna be right though,” he said in the video below.

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Photos Show Epstein Cuddling With Young Girl On Private Jet

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New photos that were recently obtained by journalists at The Daily Mail show Jeffrey Epstein cuddling with a sleeping young girl. The photos are said to have been taken on Epstein’s notorious private jet. The late billionaire pedophile reportedly took the girl to Disney World and was returning home with her when the photos were taken.

The most disturbing image shows Epstein sitting in his airplane with the young girl laying on top of his lap. Other photos showed the group’s trip to Disney World, where Epstein, the young girl, and others were seen posing with Disney characters like “Piglet” from “Winnie The Pooh.”

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The young girl in the photos has not been identified, and it is not clear if she was one of Epstein’s victims, but the images certainly paint an ugly picture.

The Disney trip reportedly took place in 2004, which was a few years before he was first arrested. However, many victims say that his abusive behavior goes back far earlier than 2004.

Epstein’s associate and one-time girlfriend Ghislaine Maxwell is also believed to have been on the trip, although she does not appear in any of the photos. Some of the faces on the photos are blurred out.

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A source who was on the trip said, “It was a fun day. We ate in a restaurant with two of Jeffrey’s friends who he met there. Jeffrey however did not eat lunch. I hardly ever saw him eat at a restaurant. Food always had to be prepared by a personal chef.”

The source also said that Epstein and his entourage had full VIP access to the theme park and never had to wait in any lines.

“We were given a VIP tour of the park and someone was escorting us around from ride to ride. The group never had to be in line for a ride or a rollercoaster, we went to the front of the line each time,” the source told the Mail.

The source also claimed that the photo was innocent, despite how bad it looks in the context of what we now know about Epstein.

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“It had been a long day and the girl just fell asleep in his arms. The picture is terrifying based upon what we know now but it was entirely innocent,” the source said.

Epstein reportedly flew about ten other people to Disney World for the Trip, including Ghislaine Maxwell, his personal assistant Sarah Kellen and Slovakian model Nadia Marcinkova.

New details about Epstein’s crimes and his associates are expected to be revealed during the upcoming criminal trial against Ghislaine Maxwell. Epstein and Maxwell were connected with major players on both sides of the political spectrum who have a lot to lose if Maxwell discusses their involvement with Epstein’s criminal network. With how many people that Epstein was connected to there is no telling what can be revealed in the upcoming trial.

Epstein allegedly died in his jail cell on August 10, 2019. The medical examiner ruled the death a suicide. Epstein’s lawyers have disputed the ruling, and there has been significant public skepticism about the true cause of his death.

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Nancy Pelosi Reelected As House Speaker In Narrow Vote

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Nancy Pelosi won another term as Speaker of the House of Representatives on Sunday, after a narrow vote.

80-year-old Pelosi will hold the position for a second consecutive two-year term and fourth overall, having previously been elected in 2007, 2009 and 2019.

Pelosi has served as a US representative from California since 1987. A member of the Democratic Party, she is the only woman in U.S. history to serve as Speaker and, until the inauguration of Kamala Harris as Vice President, is the highest-ranking female elected official in United States history.

As House speaker, Pelosi is second in the presidential line of succession, after the vice president.

During her first speakership, she was instrumental in the passage of many of the Obama administration’s landmark bills, including the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and the 2010 Tax Relief Act.

Pelosi lost the speakership in 2011 after the Republican Party won a majority in the House of Representatives in the 2010 elections.

She retained her role as leader of the House Democratic Caucus and returned to the role of House minority leader. In the 2018 midterm elections, the Democrats regained control of the House.

When the 116th Congress convened on January 3, 2019, Pelosi was again elected speaker, becoming the first former speaker to return to the post since Sam Rayburn in 1955.

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Under Pelosi’s leadership, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump on December 18, 2019.

Despite supporting the $2000 checks for struggling Americans, Pelosi, along with everyone in congress have provoked anger from citizens who see them as being out of touch with the average people.

The nonpartisan Center for Responsive Politics (CRP) estimated in 2009 that Pelosi’s average net worth was $58 million which ranks her 13th among 25 wealthiest members of Congress.

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Roll Call said Pelosi’s earnings are connected to her husband’s heavy investments in stocks that include Apple, Disney, Comcast, and Facebook. Roll Call reported that the Pelosis have $13.46 million in liabilities including mortgages on seven properties.

According to Roll Call, Pelosi and her husband hold properties “worth at least $14.65 million, including a St. Helena vineyard in Napa Valley worth at least $5 million, and commercial real estate in San Francisco”.

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