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80-Year-Old Woman Banned From Community
Pool After Complaining Man Watching Little
Girls Undress In Shower Room: Report
Posted by konocti95 8/5/2022 10:42:31 PM Post Reply
An 80-year-old woman was banned from using a community pool run by the YMCA in Washington state after she expressed her anger because she said that a man dressed in a woman’s swimsuit was watching little girls undress and also saw her naked in the women’s showers, according to local media reports. Julie Jaman, 80, had been swimming at the Mountain View pool, a Port Townsend facility, for 35 years, but on July 26, the Y’s aquatics manager, Rowen DeLuna, allegedly informed her that some children needed the lane she was swimming in.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom took out
an ad in Variety to urge Hollywood to
'walk the walk' on their values and stop
filming in conservative states like Georgia
and Oklahoma
Posted by NorthernDog 8/5/2022 10:26:15 PM Post Reply
California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday took out a full-page ad in Variety to urge Hollywood to "walk the walk" on its value and avoid shooting in states waging a "cruel assault on essential rights." "Hollywood: your values, you choice," the ad begins, touting California as the "best place in America to create" and the "home for storytelling and story tellers" for over 100 years. It mentions the "robust tax incentives" and "the best culture" for creators, adding: "Most importantly, we share your values." "Over the past several years, the legislatures of states like Georgia and Oklahoma have waged a
'I couldn't get in there to save them':
Firefighter discovers TEN members of his
family have burned to death after responding
to 911 call as three grandchildren, his
son and daughter and five other adult
relatives die in blaze
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 10:14:10 PM Post Reply
At least 10 people have died after a fire tore through a home in Pennsylvania on Thursday night where fourteen people were living. Crews were called to the home in the early hours of the morning in the township of Nescopeck, Luzerne County, 50 miles south west of Scranton. Four people made it out alive but ten - including children - are feared dead. It's unclear what started the blaze, but Pennsylvania State Police said they had launched a 'complex criminal investigation'. The fire broke out at 2:42 am during a family gathering, police said. The cause of the fire remains a mystery. Among firefighters who were battling the blaze
Inside the city of the damned: What's
going on in Putin occupied Kherson has
been hidden from the world. But insider
accounts obtained by veteran war reporter
David Patrikarakos expose unimaginable
evil - and the awesome courage of the
Ukrainian resistance
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 10:09:04 PM Post Reply
A cloud of thick smoke hangs over the occupied city of Kherson in Ukraine. Its very stench is evidence of Russian war crimes, on a scale almost too sickening to contemplate. The smoke comes from mobile incinerators that are running night and day. Vladimir Putin's paranoid soldiers are burning the corpses of Ukrainian citizens tortured and murdered on suspicion of helping the resistance. And they are dispatching the bodies of their own comrades too — hundreds of them. The Russians are killed by the constant pounding of Ukrainian shells from artillery placements surrounding the city and by highly organised, secret units of freedom fighters.
US library defunded after refusing to
censor LGBTQ authors: ‘We will not ban
the books’
Posted by Ribicon 8/5/2022 10:08:47 PM Post Reply
A small-town library is at risk of shutting down after residents of Jamestown, Michigan, voted to defund it rather than tolerate certain LGBTQ+-themed books. Residents voted on Tuesday to block a renewal of funds tied to property taxes, Bridge Michigan reported. The vote leaves the library with funds through the first quarter of next year. Once a reserve fund is used up, it would be forced to close, Larry Walton, the library board’s president, told Bridge Michigan–harming not just readers but the community at large.(Snip)Residents ultimately voted 62% to 37% against a measure that would have raised property taxes by roughly $24 in order to
Amazon Go store in downtown Seattle to
close due to 'safety concerns'
Posted by NorthernDog 8/5/2022 10:00:31 PM Post Reply
SEATTLE — Amazon is the latest business to close one of its stores over "safety concerns" in downtown Seattle. Amazon is temporarily closing its Amazon Go store at Fourth Avenue and Pike Street for "the safety of our store employees, customers, and third-party vendors." Six other Amazon Go stores throughout Seattle have not been slated to close and will remain open. Employees from the Fourth Avenue and Pike Street location have been offered opportunities at other nearby stores, according to Amazon. An Amazon spokesperson said the company hopes conditions improve in the area to reopen. Multiple other stores in downtown Seattle
Oberlin College Still Refusing to Pay
Verdict to Gibson’s Bakery
Posted by Harlowe 8/5/2022 9:36:44 PM Post Reply
How is Oberlin getting away with this? When does Gibson’s Bakery get what is owed to them? Ellie Gardey writes at the American Spectator: Oberlin College, Facing $36 Million Penalty for Defamatory Woke Activism, Dives Deeper Into Wokism The historically liberal Oberlin College, located in Oberlin, Ohio, is still refusing to pay up for defaming Gibson’s Bakery as racist in 2016. The college, which is financially underwater, has now asked the Ohio Supreme Court to halt the multi-million dollar judgment while it appeals the decision for the second time.
Report: NYC Mayor Eric Adams Requests
Photos of City Job Applicants to Ensure Diversity
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 9:04:55 PM Post Reply
New York City’s Democrat Mayor Eric Adams is reportedly requesting photos of city job applicants, as he wants to ensure that new members of the workforce are diverse — a move that seems to show the value of race and ethnicity over qualifications. According to a report from Politico, most of the individuals — past and current city officials — the outlet spoke to are unsettled by the mayor’s request, although it seems the mayor’s office is presenting the request as a way Adams can simply “begin to recognize folks [sic] faces.” “Flagging that the Mayor would love all agencies upper leadership in this type of style,” an April 19 email
NY Times Blames GOP Governors for ‘Causing
Havoc’ by Busing Border Crossers to
Democrat Sanctuary Cities
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 8:50:50 PM Post Reply
The New York Times is blaming Republican governors for “causing havoc” by busing border crossers welcomed by the Biden administration to Democrat sanctuary cities. As Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) and Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) continue busing border crossers and illegal aliens to Democrat sanctuary cities, the Times published a piece titled “GOP Governors Cause Havoc by Busing Migrants to East Coast” where Republicans are seemingly blamed for President Joe Biden’s expansive Catch and Release operation. The Times reports: A political tactic by the governors of Texas and Arizona to offload the problems caused by record levels of migration at the border is beginning to hit home
Lone Liberal on The Five Gets Interrupted
by Every Co-Host in Less than Three Minutes
Posted by NorthernDog 8/5/2022 8:38:41 PM Post Reply
All four conservative co-hosts of The Five interrupted the lone liberal at the table in less than three minutes during a discussion about immigration on Friday. Jessica Tarlov fended off a barrage of interruptions during a spirited discussion beginning with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-TX) sending busloads of undocumented migrants to Democratic-run cities such as Washington, D.C. and New York. Tarlov noted a plea from New York Mayor Eric Adams, who said the city is willing to accept the migrants, but it needs assistance to do so. “The Biden administration should be providing it,” Tarlov said. “We don’t have enough beds
Actress Anne Heche, 53, is intubated in
critical condition with serious burns
after crashing her Mini Cooper into garage,
speeding off and smashing into LA apartment
block where car exploded
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 8:28:53 PM Post Reply
Actress Anne Heche has been intubated in a critical condition after crashing her Mini into a garage before speeding off and smashing it into an apartment block where it exploded. The 53-year-old suffered horrific burns during the collision and was recorded being dragged out of the mangled wreck by firefighters after it burst into flames in LA around 11am. She writhed around on the stretcher before she was bundled into the back of an ambulance and rushed to a nerby intensive car unit. Shocking images also show the burnt out wreckage of her Mini Clubman as it was towed out of a hedge across the road from a school
North Carolina County Will Put AR-15s
In Every School
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 8:18:43 PM Post Reply
Madison County, North Carolina, is planning to put semi-automatic rifles in each of its six schools heading into the 2022-2023 school year for enhanced security in the case of an active shooter threat. County Sheriff Buddy Harwood announced that the rifles will be stored in secured safes at each of the county’s elementary, middle, and high schools. The six schools will also store breaching tools and ammunition in the safes that law enforcement could access in the case of an emergency. “We were able to put an AR-15 rifle and safe in all of our schools in the county,” Harwood told the Asheville Citizen Times.
Exclusive: VP Joe Biden met with two Chinese
energy execs in the West Wing - the FIFTEENTH
meeting with businessmen tied to his son's
company - who days later sent Hunter a
fawning email offering to fix his $102k
luxury EV
Posted by Ribicon 8/5/2022 7:39:08 PM Post Reply
Two Chinese businessmen with ties to Hunter Biden's company met with Joe Biden at the White House and followed up with the VP's son days later with a fawning email and invitation, records reveal. The meeting is the fifteenth to be uncovered between Joe and businessmen linked to Hunter. Executives for Chinese energy company Wanxiang secured a meeting with the vice president in the West Wing in July 2014 with just one day's notice, according to White House visitor logs.(Snip)Despite this and other damning evidence revealed by about the president's relationship with Hunter's business partners, Joe and his spokespeople still claim that he never discussed his son's overseas
Volodymyr Zelensky Asks Xi Jinping for
Talks, Invites China to Rebuild Ukraine
Posted by Ribicon 8/5/2022 7:18:02 PM Post Reply
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky told the South China Morning Post on Thursday that he would like to discuss his country’s war against Russia with the leader of Russia’s closest ally, Xi Jinping, “directly,” and invited China to help rebuild Ukraine once the war is over. Zelensky’s discussion with the Morning Post, a Hong Kong newspaper, was the first with an Asian news outlet since Russia escalated its eight-year-old war against Ukraine into a full-scale invasion in February.(Snip)Ukraine is a member of China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), a global program to trap poor countries in predatory loans to China that they cannot afford.
Beyond Meat sales drop as fast-food trials
flop; McDonald’s is ‘McDone’ with
plant burger
Posted by Ribicon 8/5/2022 6:55:53 PM Post Reply
Beyond Meat’s sales have fizzled rather than sizzled after fast-food trials of its product had customers asking, “Where’s the beef?” McDonald’s is the latest fast-food giant to complete a trial of a Beyond Meat plant-based product (the McPlant burger). JPMorgan Chase & Co. analyst Ken Goldman released a market research note that indicated the product was being broadly discontinued in the U.S. last Thursday. The two companies signed a three-year global distribution deal in 2021.(Snip)Other trials at Panda Express and Yum! Brands (KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut) have also ended without a subsequent product launch. Beyond Meat products at Dunkin’, Hardee’s, and A&W
Shame of the Nation replies
Posted by Hazymac 8/5/2022 6:51:03 PM Post Reply
Everyone can sense that the political situation we find ourselves in is anything but normal. Yet the language we use to describe current conflicts is a language designed to frame them in the category of politics as usual - only perhaps more so. In speaking about current conflicts, we focus on the surface “issues” that divide us – a record inflation, off-the-charts crime waves in our urban centers, a humanitarian crisis at our southern border. Sometimes we sum it up as a double standard in the justice system that treats violent leftists as “peaceful protesters” and public school parents concerned about the abuse of their children as “domestic terrorists.”
Sinema & the Star Tribune sign on replies
Posted by Hazymac 8/5/2022 6:27:45 PM Post Reply
Senator Kyrsten Sinema has signed on to a slightly tweaked version of the Schumer/Manchin Bummer Beyond Belief bill that is to be passed via the reconciliation process. Politico reports on Sinema’s approval here. Judging by the ecstasy of the Star Tribune editorial board about the bill — they buy it “price controls” hook, “climate control” line, and “inflation reduction” sinker — it is a destructive mess. The editors get extra credit for treating Amy Klobuchar as some kind of an authority. Classic. I turn to one of our readers who writes with comments on the idiotic Star Tribune editorial that go to the merits of the Schumer/Manchin bill.
Jury awards $45.2 million in punitive
damages in Alex Jones Sandy Hook trial
Posted by Dreadnought 8/5/2022 6:05:27 PM Post Reply
U.S. conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre $45.2 million in punitive damages - on top of $4.1 million in compensatory damages already awarded - for falsely claiming the shooting was a hoax, a Texas jury decided on Friday. Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, separated parents of slain 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, testified that followers of Jones harassed them and sent them death threats for years in the false belief that they were lying about their son's death in the Dec. 14, 2012, shooting that killed 20 children and six staff at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.
Watch: Israel’s Iron Dome Takes out
Iranian-Backed Islamic Jihad Rockets
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 5:41:09 PM Post Reply
Israel launched its Iron Dome batteries Friday evening at rockets fired by Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), an Iranian-backed terror group in Gaza.(Tweets/Videos) PIJ took responsibility for launching what it claimed were 100 rockets from the Gaza Strip, which is controlled by another Palestinian terrorist group, Hamas. Most of the rockets were fired around 9:00 p.m. and were aimed at cities and towns near Gaza, though some were aimed further north, as far as the city of Rishon LeTsiyon, south of Tel Aviv, according to Israel’s Army Radio. Some of the rockets were intercepted by the Iron Dome system, which has protected Israeli population centers from most rockets fired by Palestinian terrorists
Three people now dead and one critically
injured following lightning strike on
Thursday outside White House
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 5:28:30 PM Post Reply
An elderly couple and an unidentified person who were hospitalized on Thursday after being critically injured by a lightning strike while sight-seeing at Lafayette Square near the White House, have died. Donna Mueller, 75, and James Mueller, 76, were visiting DC from Janesville, Wisconsin, when lightning struck them near a tree along with two others. Police confirmed on Thursday afternoon that a third person has died. They have not yet been identified. 'We are saddened by the tragic loss of life after the lightning strike in Lafayette Park,' White House Press Secretary Karine Jeane-Pierre wrote in a statement.
Video: Federal Agent Harasses Law Abiding
Citizen And Tries To Take Away His Guns
– The Police Comes And Serves The Fed
Instant Justice
Posted by Black Conservative Voice 8/5/2022 5:14:39 PM Post Reply
An agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms has filed a federal lawsuit accusing two Columbus police officers of using excessive force against him while he was working in his official capacity. James Burk, a 16-year veteran of the ATF, went to a house in the 3300 block of Edgebrook Drive near Dublin to take a shotgun from someone who allegedly wasn’t allowed to have a gun, even do it wasn’t confirmed by the police if the man wasn’t allowed to have a gun ! Nothing else was reported about the ATF agent’s mission.
DeSantis Exposes Soros’ Plot to Corrupt
America with ‘Total End-Run Around Our
Constitutional System’
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 4:57:00 PM Post Reply
Governor Ron DeSantis on Thursday immediately dismissed a Soros-backed District Attorney for subverting the rule of law in the State of Florida. DeSantis has suspended and is now seeking the termination of Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren for his ‘neglect of duty’ regarding his willful disregard of lawful directives pertaining to abortion and transgender surgery. DeSantis joined Tucker Carlson on Fox News primetime on Thursday night to discuss the executive action and exposed how billionaire philanthropist George Soros is corrupting America with his financial support for radical district attorneys. Watch:
Did You Know the Supreme Court Will Finally
Hear a Case This Fall on Election Law
— Something They Punted on Back in December
2020? — Stewart Rhodes and Jonathon
Moseley Weigh In (Audio)
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 4:54:40 PM Post Reply
State Legislatures are full of political hacks. We don’t trust them. Unfortunately, at times we trust courts – state or federal – even less. Take, for instance, the 2020 presidential election. In the lead-up to the 2020 primaries and general election, Democrat state officials in every battleground state and many others, implemented illegal unilateral decisions that radically enabled illegal voting contrary to established law. These baldly partisan decisions were challenged in courts across the nation, with courts either dismissing the acts
Biden EPA Announces ‘Flyovers’ of
Key US Oil- and Gas-Producing Region
Posted by earlybird 8/5/2022 4:45:09 PM Post Reply
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it will conduct “flyovers” of the Permian Basin region in Texas and New Mexico to “survey oil and gas operations to identify large emitters of methane” amid the Biden administration’s climate policy initiative. “The flyovers are vital to identifying which facilities are responsible for the bulk of these emissions and therefore where reductions are most urgently needed,” said Earthea Nance, an EPA official, in an Aug. 1 news release. The flyovers, which will use infrared cameras, will be conducted until Aug. 15, .(snip)The Permian Basin accounts for 43 percent of the nation’s oil supply, meaning any federal regulation or rules may impact gas
Rasmussen Poll: Republicans' Lead on Generic
Congressional Ballot Shrinks to 3 Points
Posted by Dreadnought 8/5/2022 3:55:19 PM Post Reply
Republicans lead Democrats on the generic congressional ballot by three points, two points lower than the previous week and seven points lower than the week before that, a Rasmussen Reports poll released Friday showed. While the Republicans look to retake control of Congress in the 2022 midterm elections — which are only 95 days away — after being in the minority for roughly four years, the most recent Rasmussen Reports survey showed that 46 percent of likely U.S. voters would elect a Republican, compared to the 43 percent who said they would vote for a Democrat. Thus the Republicans only have a three-point lead, which is two points less
US University Admits It May Have Broken
Law in Contract With Wuhan Lab
Posted by earlybird 8/5/2022 3:50:13 PM Post Reply
A top U.S. biosecurity lab is assuming responsibility for signing “poorly drafted” agreements with three high-level biosecurity labs in China that they concede may have broken the law. The three contracts, including one with the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), gave the Chinese labs powers to destroy “secret files” from any stage of their collaboration. “The party is entitled to ask the other to destroy and/or return the secret files, materials, and equipment without any backups,” stated the 2017 memorandum of understanding (MOU) that the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) signed with the Wuhan lab, which first came to light in April.
Suspended Florida State Attorney Lashes
Out, Pledges to Defy Ron DeSantis
Posted by Dreadnought 8/5/2022 3:45:29 PM Post Reply
Gov. Ron Desantis recently made the boss move of suspending a State Attorney who signed a pledge to not enforce Florida’s abortion and childhood transgender transition laws. Now, Andrew Warren is pledging to defy DeSantis, saying he will continue to do his job. That happened on CBS News, with Warren accusing his state’s abortion law of being “unconstitutional” while slamming DeSantis. On Thursday, I did a write-up on Warren’s initial reaction, predicting that he’d be on CNN soon. Well, I guess I was off a little bit, but the point remains the same. These liberal outlets love to try to paint DeSantis as some kind of fascist
Poll Shows Democrats Have Begun to 'Regain
Voter Trust' on Key Issues
Posted by Dreadnought 8/5/2022 3:41:28 PM Post Reply
A new Morning Consult Poll shows voters beginning to regain some trust in Democrats on some issues. On topics such as health care, voting rights, COVID-19, energy, and guns Democrats have increased their lead on the question of “Who do you trust” on a particular issue. According to the poll, “Congressional Democrats have an average advantage of 6 percentage points (45% to 39%) over congressional Republicans when voters are asked who they trust to handle a range of 14 issues. That edge has steadily increased since early April, when the two parties were essentially tied on the question.” In truth, all of those issues above are overwhelmed
Report: Police Group May Revoke Paul Pelosi’s
Membership After DUI Arrest
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 2:52:38 PM Post Reply
California Highway Patrol 11-99 Foundation may revoke the membership of Paul Pelosi — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband — after he reportedly violated its policy during his May DUI arrest by flashing his membership card. (snip) The 11-99 Foundation is a charity for the California Highway Patrol that was established in 1982 “to provide emergency benefits and assistance to CHP employees and their families and scholarships to their children,” the website stated. The foundation confirmed to Fox News any member who brings up the name or property of the foundation during contact with law enforcement violates the group’s terms and conditions agreement.
Disney Won’t Say Gay in Middle East:
Censors LGBTQ Content in Gulf Countries
While Fighting Florida Law
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 2:45:18 PM Post Reply
After picking a political fight with Florida over the state’s Parental Rights in Education Law, and declaring itself an LGBTQ ally to boot, Disney is reportedly censoring gay and transgender content on the version of the Disney+ streaming service that it launched in the region in June. Among the titles that won’t stream are the animated movie Lightyear, which features a lesbian kiss, and the Baymax series, which has a transgender “man” who menstruates. Disney cited “local regulatory requirements” in a statement to Esquire Middle East. “Content offerings differ across our many Disney+ markets, based upon a number of factors. Content available should align with local regulatory requirements,” the studio said.
Pentagon Chief Rejects DC Mayor Bowser’s
Request For National Guard Troops to Help
with Influx of Illegal Aliens Being Bused
in From Texas
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 2:39:18 PM Post Reply
The Pentagon on Friday rejected DC Mayor Muriel Bowser’s request for National Guard troops to help with the influx of illegal aliens being bused in from Texas. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin rejected Bowser’s request, saying that it would hurt troop readiness, Reuters reported. (snip) Bowser last Thursday requested the activation of the National Guard to help deal with the influx of illegal aliens being bused into Washington, DC. More than 4,000 illegal aliens have been bused into DC since mid-April. Bowser last Thursday called it a “humanitarian crisis.”
Pence Travels to Wisconsin to Join GOP
Against Trump-Endorsed Candidate Tim Michels
— Trump to Hold Rally TONIGHT in Waukesha
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 2:35:33 PM Post Reply
Former Vice President Mike Pence continues to undermine President Trump’s efforts to get conservative warriors elected to office. Pence is entering into the Wisconsin Republican contest for governor with an establishment endorsement. President Trump has endorsed self-made businessman Tim Michels in the Wisconsin gubernatorial primary next Tuesday. The Republican nominee will face incumbent Governor Tony Evers, a former teacher and radical leftist. Pence made clear his continued opposition to Trump this Wednesday—this time when he joined former Wisconsin Governor (and NeverTrump 2016 presidential candidate) Scott Walker to endorse the establishment candidate against conservative and grassroots favorite Michels, Rebecca Kleefisch.
'Hundreds' of New Yorkers may already
be infected with polio, Empire state health
chief warns - as the virus is detected
in wastewater of a SECOND county
Posted by Ribicon 8/5/2022 2:25:54 PM Post Reply
New York officials are warning that hundreds of Empire state residents may already be infected with the devastating polio virus after it was detected in wastewater of a second county in the state. State surveillance detected presence of the polio virus in at least two different areas of Orange County, New York—around an hours drive from New York City—in June and July. It comes within weeks of officials announcing a confirmed polio case in Rockland County—just northwest of the Big Apple's Bronx borough. The virus was also detected in Rockland wastewater last month.(Snip)Given his lack of international travel during the standard infection period
Wildfires are destroying California's
forest carbon credit reserves-study
Posted by NorthernDog 8/5/2022 2:22:04 PM Post Reply
Carbon offsets generated from forests to counteract future climate-warming emissions from California's big polluters are rapidly being depleted as trees are ravaged by wildfire and disease, new research published on Friday suggests. One of California's key policy tools to combat climate change may be falling far short of its goals, the researchers said - raising questions about similar carbon offset programs around the world. The study, published in the journal Frontiers in Forests and Global Change, was conducted by CarbonPlan, a San Francisco-based non-profit that researches the integrity of programs designed to offset carbon emissions. The group's research has questioned the
New Zealand considers changing its name
to confront its troubled colonial past
Posted by NorthernDog 8/5/2022 2:17:44 PM Post Reply
As the people of New Zealand confront their nation's troubled past with colonization and denying the Maori people rights, a name change for the island nation is being considered as a part of its own reckoning. A petition that aims to change the Dutch anglicized name of New Zealand to its indigenous Maori designation of Aotearoa has collected more than 70,000 signatures, prompting a parliamentary committee to consider the idea. New Zealand member of parliament Debbie Ngarewa-Packer , co-leader of The Maori Party, joined All Things Considered to elaborate on the significance of this potential name change, the journey to indigenous
‘Effective Immediately’ Do Not Wipe
Phone Data: Pentagon Instructs All Personnel
Posted by earlybird 8/5/2022 1:44:48 PM Post Reply
The Pentagon has issued a memo asking personnel not to delete data on their phones, calling it a “solemn responsibility and legal obligation” of all federal employees, both military and civilian. In accordance with the Department of Defense (DoD) Instructions 5015.02 and 8170.01, personnel must retain text messages that are qualified as records as per the Federal Records Act, the Aug. 3 memo issued by Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said. All mobile device service providers in the DoD are now required to capture and save data on “DoD-provisioned mobile devices” once users turn them on. This order is “effective immediately.”
Democrat Spending Bill Will Bring Nothing
But More Economic Hardship
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 12:53:47 PM Post Reply
After months of trying and failing to get enough votes in the Democrat-controlled Congress to pass sweeping social spending legislation, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) finally convinced Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) to abandon their previously stated principles and put their party over what's best for their constituents. Since the result of Schumer's closed-door negotiations was announced, it's been clear that the bill — referred to unofficially as "Build Back Better Jr." but officially named the "Inflation Reduction Act" — will not do anything it's being proclaimed to do.
The Evasive Mr. Wray replies
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 12:39:45 PM Post Reply
It was time for him to fly. FBI Director Christopher Wray, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time since July 2021, insisted he had to leave the hearing by 1:30 p.m. sharp. (It began at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday morning.) Despite leading a scandal-ridden agency quickly losing the trust of the American people and congressional Republicans, Wray somehow believes that setting aside less than four hours to answer questions by lawmakers responsible for checking and balancing his work is sufficient. “I had a flight that I’m supposed to be high-tailing it to, and I had understood that we were going to be done at 1:30, so that’s how we
Houston Bans 'Ghost Guns' From Buyback
Events After Man Found Opportunity To
Print Money
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 12:32:04 PM Post Reply
Houston city officials banned 3D-printed firearms at future gun buyback events after one man recognized an opportunity to exploit the system and print money. The anonymous man told local news Fox 26 that he made 62 3D-printed guns and handed them over in Houston's first gun buyback event last weekend. He said the city offered him $50 per gun, cutting him a check for $3,100. The man said the cost of production per gun was $3, netting a profit of $47 per weapon.
CPAC responds after ‘The View’ adds
2 RINO anti-Trumpers to fill ‘conservative’
spots in spineless copout
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 12:28:02 PM Post Reply
Attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) aren’t exactly jazzed about ABC’s announcement of two permanent “conservative” pundits who will contribute to the low-I.Q. gaggle that is ‘The View.” The network has named left-wing pseudo-Republican Ana Navarro and Alyssa Farah Griffin as conservative co-panelists, but attendees at CPAC Texas feel the pair cannot accurately represent the conservative viewpoint. “Oh, they will never have a true conservative on that show anymore. They pick people that are going to have their same point of view. If they were Trump supporters, they would never be on that show,” one attendee told Fox News Digital.
China severs cooperation with US in retaliation
for Nancy Pelosi's 'vicious' and 'provocative'
Taiwan trip: Tensions spiral as Beijing
also sanctions Speaker and Biden demands
talks with ambassador after ballistic
missile test
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 12:23:05 PM Post Reply
An enraged China has halted dialogue with the US on climate change, military issues and anti-drug work in retaliation for Nancy Pelosi's 'provocative' Taiwan visit as diplomatic tensions reached boiling point. Earlier, Beijing decided to sanction House of Representatives Speaker Pelosi and her immediate family in response to her 'vicious' actions and after their military fired 11 ballistic missiles into the Taiwan Strait - with five landing in Japan's exclusion zone - and surrounded the island. 'Despite China's serious concerns and firm opposition, Pelosi insisted on visiting Taiwan, seriously interfering in China's internal affairs, undermining China's sovereignty and territorial integrity, trampling on the one-China policy, and threatening the peace and stability
Senator Kyrsten Sinema Agrees to Senate
Green New Deal Spending and Tax Proposal
After Negotiating Minor Changes
Posted by earlybird 8/5/2022 12:21:16 PM Post Reply
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema has announced her support for the senate climate change spending and tax proposal after some modifications to the new taxation. To support the hedge fund donors, Senator Sinema insisted the carried interest loophole tax provision be removed and instead replaced with a corporate tax on stock buybacks. Any time a corporation wants to buy back their own shares of stock, they will now pay the U.S. government a tax for doing so; at least that’s the ¹intent.
First Texas bus of 50 mostly male illegal
migrants arrives in NYC: Gov. Abbott says
Big Apple is the 'ideal destination' and
challenges liberal Mayor Adams to welcome
them - as arrivals say city has 'best
opportunities' in nation
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 12:04:50 PM Post Reply
The first bus of migrants sent from Texas by Governor Greg Abbott arrived in New York City on Friday morning. The group was dropped off at Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan after making the almost 2,000-mile trip from the border that lasted days. A group of charity workers and volunteers greeted the roughly 50 migrants, who were mostly men, before they ventured into the city for hotels or shelters. One of the arrivals Jose Rodriguez, 38, told he chose New York because it has the 'best opportunities' of the options he was given when he crossed the border.
RNC to name Milwaukee as 2024 GOP convention
host city
Posted by Moritz55 8/5/2022 11:44:34 AM Post Reply
The Republican National Committee on Friday will formally name Milwaukee as the host city for the GOP’s 2024 presidential nominating convention. The vote by all 168 RNC committee members will take place as the national party committee holds the final session of its annual summer meeting, which is being held this year in Chicago. "We are very excited about Milwaukee," RNC chair Ronna McDaniel emphasized in a Fox News Digital interview on the eve of the vote. Milwaukee and Nashville, Tennessee were the final two cities among a large list that were initially in contention to host the 2024 Republican National Convention. However, Tennessee’s capital city fell out of contention
Biden Asks Congress to Tax and Audit the
Middle Class to Subsidize Teslas
Posted by mc squared 8/5/2022 11:43:15 AM Post Reply
President Biden on Thursday again urged Congress to pass the $739 billion reconciliation package, vowing that it will "lower" the record-high inflation Americans are facing and cut the deficit as the U.S. grapples with a recession. "My message to Congress is this: Listen to the American people," Biden said. "This is the strongest bill you can pass to lower inflation, continue to cut the deficit, reduce health care costs, tackle a climate crisis and promote America’s energy security and reduce the burdens facing working-class and middle-class families. "Pass it. Get it to my desk. Pass it for the American people.
Blue Collar Tough Guy’ John Fetterman
Lived off Parents’ Money Until His Mid-40s
Posted by Solid_Oak 8/5/2022 10:34:23 AM Post Reply
Pennsylvania Democrat U.S. Senate nominee John Fetterman’s “blue collar” image is being called into question after reports revealed he lived off of his parents’ money well into his mid-40s. Although Fetterman runs ads that purport him to be a “blue collar tough guy,” his parents reportedly financially supported him while he served as mayor of Braddock, Pennsylvania, for 13 years. Fetterman, who has acknowledged his “cushy” suburban childhood, has openly admitted to the financial contributions his parents gave him as an adult.
First bus of migrants from Texas arrives
in NYC, Abbott says
Posted by Black Conservative Voice 8/5/2022 10:33:07 AM Post Reply
Just days after Mayor Eric Adams turned down Greg Abbott’s invitation to visit the southern border, the Texas governor sent a taste of the ongoing migrant surge to NYC’s doorstep — with the first busload of border-crossers arriving in Manhattan Friday morning. The Republican governor revealed in a statement that the migrant bus arrived at Gate 14 of the Port Authority Bus Terminal, but did not provide any additional details — such as how many people were on board or their countries of origin.
Hundreds of Afghan evacuees in U.S. without
vetting, GOP senators say
Posted by Ribicon 8/5/2022 10:04:41 AM Post Reply
Hundreds of Afghan evacuees reached the U.S. despite appearing on a Defense Department watchlist or a crucial counterterrorism database, Republican senators charged Thursday, citing the claims of a whistleblower. Sens. Josh Hawley and Ron Johnson said they were told that 324 Afghans reached the U.S. despite appearing on the Defense Department’s Biometrically Enabled Watchlist (BEWL). In addition, 65 Afghans who made it to American soil showed up in the department’s Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS)—up from 50 who were reported to have been flagged by an inspector general in February. The senators also said they were told that political appointees ordered military officers to “cut corners” on fingerprint checks
After Arizona's primary, Mark Kelly is
starting to sweat
Posted by PageTurner 8/5/2022 10:03:55 AM Post Reply
Tuesday's primary in Arizona, after a long and extended count, has come back with a solidly Trump-endorsed result. Do Democrats have reason to worry? Well, Townhall's Katie Pavlich has noticed that incumbent Democrat Sen. Mark Kelly, who will face off against Trump-endorsed Republican Blake Masters who won in a cakewalk, certainly sounds nervous: In an email to supporters, Kelly noted the strength of Masters' Trump endorsement and fretted about low fundraising dollars. "It’s official: We have our Republican opponent in Arizona.
A Kindergarten Was Attacked, Several Are
Dead And Injured, But No One Is Talking
About It: Why?
Posted by LoveYourCountry 8/5/2022 9:08:44 AM Post Reply
On Wednesday morning, a kindergarten was attacked, leaving six people injured and at least three people dead. A 48-year-old man has been arrested and is being charged with murder. Though it’s not certain yet whether children were included among the victims, authorities have stated that they are working to, “treat injured children and comfort victims’ families in a timely manner.” The alleged perpetrator was apprehended 12 hours after the attack after fleeing the scene to a nearby mountainous region, which was followed by an extensive manhunt. That search included over 1,000 police officers. It’s a horrific story, and our prayers and sympathies go out to those poor families.
China sanctions House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
over 'egregious provocation' in visit
to Taiwan
Posted by Moritz55 8/5/2022 9:02:14 AM Post Reply
China has announced sanctions against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and her family, following her visit to Taiwan which China strongly condemned. China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson announced the sanctions on Friday, calling Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan an "egregious provocation" and a "gross interference" into the country’s internal affairs. "In disregard of China’s grave concerns and firm opposition, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi insisted on visiting China’s Taiwan region. This constitutes a gross interference in China’s internal affairs," the spokesperson said.
Newspaper Giant Gannett Faces More Layoffs
Amid Disastrous Quarter and Recession Fears
Posted by AmericaFirstAlways 8/5/2022 8:49:11 AM Post Reply
Up until around August of 2021, I was doing some contract work with a Gannett/USA Today Network paper. A friend, who happened to be one of their reporters, and I had put together a podcast and had some minor local success with it. We were able to bring in local businesses and craftspeople to talk about their inspirations, hobbies, families, and how all of these things impacted what they did. The podcast was about two years old when I was told that we couldn’t continue. The order was given to minimize contractor work to save money. It wasn’t the first time
Brittney Griner case: Russian penal colonies
are leftovers from infamous Soviet-era gulags
Posted by NorthernDog 8/5/2022 8:46:42 AM Post Reply
When WNBA star Brittney Griner was convicted on drug charges Thursday, she was not merely sentenced to nine years in a normal jail or prison. She was given time in a Russian penal colony, which is quite different than a normal correctional facility. Russia's penal colonies are descendants of the notorious Soviet-era gulags where prisoners have been subjected to harsh treatment and poor conditions. Prisoners in the system have been beaten by other inmates, endured torture and forced to watch Russian propaganda for hours every day in what's known as "awareness raising." Following several days of Griner's trial, which stemmed
The Evil Origins of Our Bad Biden Era replies
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 8:41:17 AM Post Reply
The present poor decisions in every sector of our society's life — economics, foreign policy, education, citizenship values, human sexuality, and ethics — suggests a conscious effort to undermine longstanding institutional and social realities of American civilization. This writer's view is that this is being brought about by a premeditated and conscious alliance between the Democrat party and the far left, which had begun under President Barack Obama and has intensified under President Joe Biden. This intensification is the result of a landmark alliance between the far left and the Democrats taken in 2020, combined with the continuity of advisory personnel from the eight Obama years.
Ukraine pushes Putin body-double theory,
points out this head feature
Posted by Lets Go Brandon 8/5/2022 8:21:24 AM Post Reply
Russian President Vladimir Putin has been deploying body doubles at recent public outings to hide health problems, said a Ukrainian military official who claimed that the decoys have different ears than the strongman. Ukrainian military intelligence chief Major General Kyrylo Budanov suggested on Ukrainian television this week that Putin’s ears looked different across several of the leader’s public appearances. “The picture, let’s say, of the ears, is different. And it’s like a fingerprint, each person’s ear picture is unique.
Say, Whatever Happened To That New COVID
Surge Everyone Was Freaking About?
Posted by RockyTCB 8/5/2022 7:46:57 AM Post Reply
As recently as two weeks ago, the big story of the day was the coming surge of a new, highly infectious COVID variant, called BA.5. The Biden administration warned about it. Los Angeles county considered renewing its indoor mask mandate. The head of the World Health Organization said that “new waves of the virus demonstrate again that the Covid-19 [pandemic] is nowhere near over.” [snip] Well, the data from the Centers for Disease Control show that the number of new infections has remained pretty flat since late May and is now trending downward. In, fact, the rate of new infections appears to have topped out right when
Biden Administration calls for censorship
on energy
Posted by Hazymac 8/5/2022 7:11:14 AM Post Reply
This is shocking, or would be in a sane world: Gina McCarthy, the Biden administration’s National Climate Advisor, is openly calling on tech companies like Facebook and Twitter to censor any dissent from the administration’s “green” fantasies. McCarthy says the tech companies “have to stop allowing” people to disagree with Biden. No doubt the people she wants to censor include Steve Hayward and me, among many others: Biden's National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy says Big Tech should censor people who criticize Biden's "green" energy agenda. (Snip) In my opinion, Gina McCarthy and the Biden administration disseminate misinformation on climate and energy 24/7. But I think they should be “allowed”
There is No Such Thing as 'Public Health' replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/5/2022 7:09:03 AM Post Reply
Out of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century progressive reforms came the collectivist notion that disease could be eradicated with government-compelled one size fits all treatments without need for reliance on individual doctor-patient relationships. Physicians would become mere functionaries of the public health establishment. That collectivist conception gave rise to what is an oxymoron, “public health.” Truth be told, there is no such thing as “public health;” only individuals are diagnosable, and each has a unique physiological state for which a tailored treatment is almost always the best. The notion of a discernible “public health” drove creation of public health bureaucracies, like FDA, CDC, and HHS, together with state
The Meaning of Bidenomics replies
Posted by DW626 8/5/2022 6:40:20 AM Post Reply
Everyone senses that the American economy under Joe Biden is in a rut. Inflation is at a 40-year high. Energy prices are skyrocketing. The prices of all goods and services going up. Meanwhile, the administration does little to alleviate these regular everyday problems. This is by design. Since the Industrial Revolution there have been two approaches to economics. One, sometimes called laissez-faire, is really a decentralized form of economic organization and productivity in which individuals, civil society, and private organizations have broad freedom to act as they see fit.
Wisconsin School District Bans Pride Flags
Despite Woke Outrage
Posted by ladydawgfan 8/5/2022 4:09:59 AM Post Reply
We need more school districts like this. It seems every week we are inundated with stories about school districts subjecting students to woke propaganda instead of focusing on teaching them how to read, write, and do math. But at least one school district in Wisconsin is refusing to follow suit. Kettle Moraine School District Superintendent Stephen Plum instructed employees not to display gay pride flags or put their preferred pronouns in email signatures. The move sparked pushbacks from alumni, students, and members of the staff. Plum insists he is only following a policy that has already been established.
John Kennedy's New Campaign Ad Is Pretty
Great and Very On-Brand
Posted by ladydawgfan 8/5/2022 3:55:34 AM Post Reply
Louisiana Senator John Kennedy is one of those politicians that’s an absolute pleasure to watch and listen to. He has a wit and attitude that is a joy to witness for Republicans and absolutely frustrating for Democrats. He’s personable and fun. All of that came across in his latest campaign ad where he admitted that, while he has the right to remain silent, he doesn’t actually have the ability. “Folks, I will never completely fit in,” said Kennedy in the ad. “For all those Washington insider elite bed wetters whose feelings I hurt, here’s some free advice,” he continued. “Go buy yourself an emotional support pony because I’m not going to shut up,”
Florida Gov. DeSantis on monkeypox emergency
declarations: ‘We are not doing fear’
Posted by ladydawgfan 8/5/2022 3:40:27 AM Post Reply
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis reacted to recent action taken in response to the U.S. monkeypox virus outbreak, telling reporters in a Wednesday media briefing that his government is "not doing fear." The Republican governor said during a press briefing that Florida would, instead, "focus on facts." "I am so sick of politicians — and we saw this with COVID — trying to sow fear into the population," he said. "We had people calling, mothers worried about whether their kids could catch it at school." "We are not doing fear," DeSantis added. "And, we are not going to go out and try to rile people up
Woman shows cops ‘white privilege’
card instead of license in Alaska traffic stop
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 3:15:16 AM Post Reply
A woman pulled over during a traffic stop in Alaska last month showed cops her “white privilege” card instead of her driver’s license. The local police department on Thursday said the two officers violated department policy when they let her go without a citation, the Anchorage Daily News reported. Mimi Israelah said she was pulled over for weaving in the early morning hours on July 9 after having returned to Anchorage on an early flight from California, where she had attended a Trump rally in a now-deleted Facebook post. She said she couldn’t find her driver’s license, but as she flipped through the cards in her wallet,
Grassley Levels Chris Wray With One Simple
Fact After He Claims He Has a Flight to Catch
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 3:06:30 AM Post Reply
FBI Director Christopher Wray was on the hot seat Thursday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on a variety of issues. (snip) Then when the senators started to call him out on it, what was his response? Sorry, guys, I can’t stick around, I have to catch a plane. Yes, he seriously said that to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA). That astonished Grassley, who nailed him with a little reality, saying but you have “your own plane.”
DeSantis Sends Cops To Physically Remove
Suspended 'Soros-Backed' State Attorney
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 2:59:24 AM Post Reply
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has suspended State Attorney Andrew Warren for 'picking and choosing which laws to enforce based on his personal agenda,' and has appointed Susan Lopez as his replacement during the suspension. (snip) Update: DeSantis sent state police to physically remove Warren from his office, "with access only to retrieve his personal belongings, and (ii) to ensure that no files, papers, documents, notes, records, computers, or removable storage media are removed from the Office of the State Attorney..."
Liz Cheney Claims January 6 Probe Will
Present ‘Much More’ Information at
Fall Hearings
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 2:51:42 AM Post Reply
Representative Liz Cheney (R-WY) said Thursday on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360 ” that the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol would have “much more” information to present at hearings in the fall. Cheney said, “The committee has been, I think, very thorough and laying out much of what we know. There’s much more that we have not yet shared in hearings, and we anticipate we will share in the fall. We will also make decisions about criminal referrals, and ultimately the decision about prosecutions is up to the Justice Department,
Wray says he finds allegations FBI mishandled
Hunter Biden info 'deeply troubling'
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 2:46:30 AM Post Reply
FBI director Christopher Wray testified he found it “deeply troubling” when he read recent whistleblower allegations that bureau agents had falsely labeled accurate information about Hunter Biden as disinformation during the FBI’s investigation in 2020. Whistleblower allegations emerged last month that FBI supervisory intelligence agent Brian Auten opened an assessment in August 2020, which was used by FBI headquarters to label accurate information about President Joe Biden’s son as false, according to disclosures made public by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA),
Kyrsten Sinema agrees to compromise on
inflation bill
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 2:17:37 AM Post Reply
Sen. Kyrsten Sinema agreed Thursday night to “move forward” with her fellow Democrats on the scaled-back Inflation Reduction Act that another holdout Democrat, Sen. Joe Manchin, agreed to last week. The Arizona Democrat’s approval of the $739 billion health care, climate and deficit-reduction package was contingent on allocating 40% of its spending to deficit reduction, and came after she was courted by lawmakers on both sides of the aisle ahead of the Senate’s summer recess next week.
Breaking: Election Desk HQ, AP Call the
Race — Kari Lake Wins GOP Primary In
Arizona! …Update: Kari Wins EVERY County
in Arizona!
Posted by Imright 8/5/2022 2:00:32 AM Post Reply
Decision Desk HQ announced on Thursday night that Kari Lake was the winner of the Arizona GOP gubernatorial primary. (Tweet) (Snip) Tonight they dumped several thousand more votes that put Kari Lake over the top. Kari Lake released the message tonight. Kari Lake Declares Victory in Arizona Republican Gubernatorial Primary “This is more than an election – it is a beautiful movement by so many people across our beautiful state to finally put Arizona First.” Kari Lake released the following statement:
FBI official transferred after whistleblower
allegations of political bias, senator reveals
Posted by Beardo 8/5/2022 12:27:01 AM Post Reply
A key senator says a top FBI official has been moved from his leadership perch in Washington after internal whistleblowers complained he was part of an effort to interfere in politically sensitive investigations, allegations Director Chris Wray now calls "deeply troubling." Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Just the News on Thursday that the FBI alerted him that Assistant Agent in Charge Timothy Thibault had been moved to another unspecified job.
Pelosi: China cannot stop US officials
from visiting Taiwan
Posted by Dreadnought 8/5/2022 12:22:18 AM Post Reply
Tokyo - U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Friday that China will not isolate Taiwan by preventing U.S. officials from traveling there. She made the remarks in Tokyo on the final leg of an Asia tour highlighted by a visit to Taiwan that infuriated China. The Chinese have tried to isolate Taiwan, Pelosi said, including most recently by preventing it from joining the World Health Organization. “They may try to keep Taiwan from visiting or participating in other places, but they will not isolate Taiwan by preventing us to travel there,” she said.
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