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  • Safeway removes self-checkout kiosks from some Bay Area stores

    05/27/2024 11:22:55 PM PDT · by thecodont · 20 replies
    KTVU FOX 2 ^ | Updated May 27, 2024 1:08pm PDT | By Allie Rasmus
    OAKLAND, Calif. - Shoppers at some Bay Area Safeway stores will no longer have the option to use self-checkout kiosks. The grocery chain confirmed to KTVU that it's getting rid of the self-checkout machines at several stores, although they wouldn't specify which ones. Safeway officials said they're removing the kiosks because of problems with theft – too many customers steal items when they go through the self-checkout. "Operational changes have been made at select stores throughout the Bay Area given the increasing amount of theft," according to Safeway's statement. "Self-checkout kiosks have been removed at a few stores. Like other...
  • Israel's deadly attack on tent camp confirms 'there is no safety' in Gaza, survivors say

    05/27/2024 4:40:29 PM PDT · by jerod · 68 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 27, 2024 | Rhianna Schmunk
    'No matter where we go, we will die here,' Palestinian woman saysFamilies who survived a deadly Israeli airstrike on a tent camp in Rafah described a horrific scene of scorched tents and burning bodies on Sunday, as the attack brought further scrutiny to Israel's continued offensive in the city. Witnesses said people were preparing for evening prayer when the strike hit the Tel al-Sultan neighbourhood, where thousands had tried to find shelter after Israeli forces launched a ground offensive in the east of Rafah more than two weeks ago. "We were sitting safely and suddenly we find bodies thrown on...
  • Biden’s America: ‘Massive Immigration Wave’ Strains Public Schools

    05/27/2024 2:33:23 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/27/2024 | John Binder
    The “massive immigration wave” on President Joe Biden’s watch is straining public schools across the United States, the Wall Street Journal details. Since 2021, the Journal reports, “as many as one million children … have arrived with their families or on their own” to the United States, most through the nation’s porous southern border where nearly eight million migrants total have been encountered thus far under Biden. As a result, public schools where migrant children are resettling have been hit with financial and staffing burdens they have not experienced before. Specifically, the Journal chronicles the school district of Stoughton, Massachusetts,...
  • Man sentenced to 30 years for raping, stabbing GA girl 86 times after meeting her on Snapchat

    05/27/2024 1:39:48 PM PDT · by CFW · 77 replies
    WSBtv ^ | 5/27/24 | news staff
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — WARNING: The story contains graphic details. A Flowery Branch man was sentenced to 30 years in prison last week in Gwinnett County for raping a teenage girl and stabbing her 86 times. Zachary Iona, 22, pleaded guilty to rape, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, statutory rape, child molestation, and possession of a knife during the commission of a felony in Gwinnett County Superior Court. Iona and his attorneys negotiated a plea for a life sentence of 30 years in prison, followed by five years of parole and mandatory sex offender registration. [snip] After he left, the girl...
  • Joe Biden makes surprise visit to Hunter’s ex Hallie Biden days before she testifies in first son’s gun trial

    05/27/2024 12:34:30 PM PDT · by billorites · 137 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2024 | Steven Nelson
    President Biden made a surprise nighttime visit to the Delaware home of Hallie Biden on Sunday — just before she’s due to serve as one of the most important witnesses at first son Hunter Biden’s federal trial for alleged gun crimes. Biden stopped by Hallie’s home around 8 p.m. for a brief private talk eight days before the 54-year-old first son’s trial is scheduled to stand trial beginning June 3. Hallie dated Hunter at the time of his alleged gun crimes and is one of a dozen expected witnesses. Prosecutors allege Hunter lied about his drug use on gun purchase...
  • GOP in limbo on Garland contempt vote as some Republicans cast doubts

    05/27/2024 12:37:51 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/27/24 6:00 AM ET | Rebecca Beitsch
    The House GOP effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress is in limbo, with Republicans unsure whether they have the votes to pass the measure. Two committees last week easily passed resolutions to censure Garland, and Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) has since projected confidence, saying he expects the measure to pass “handily” once lawmakers return from their weeklong Memorial Day recess. But a source familiar with behind-the-scenes discussions said there are at least two Republican members who have privately said they will not vote for the measure.That’s a problem given the razor-thin House GOP majority, which...
  • When killers like Putin and Xi hint at nuclear annihilation, take heed

    05/27/2024 12:33:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 27, 2024, 10:14 a.m. ET | Victor Davis Hanson
    After a recent summit between new partners China and Russia, General Secretary Xi Jinping and Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin issued an odd one-sentence communique: “There can be no winners in a nuclear war and it should never be fought.”No one would disagree, even though several officials of both hypocritical governments have previously threatened their neighbors with nuclear attacks.But still, why did the two feel the need to issue such a terse statement — and why now?Rarely has the global rhetoric of mass annihilation reached such a crescendo as the present, as existential wars rage in Ukraine and Gaza.In particular,...
  • House Republicans forcing tough and defining votes on Democrats ahead of November election

    05/27/2024 12:26:18 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Just the News ^ | May 26, 2024 11:22pm | Natalia Mittelstadt
    Ahead of the November election, Republicans have forced tough votes on Democrats that may hurt their chances at the polls. From election security to law enforcement to illegal immigration, House Republicans have passed bills that most House Democrats have voted against, despite Americans’ prevalent concerns about those issues. According to the Center Square Voters' Voice Poll, conducted with Noble Predictive Insights in March, when given a range of top concerns, 45% of likely voters said inflation/price increases, 44% said illegal immigration, and 24% said the economy/jobs. The rest of the top 10 issues were abortion rights at 22%, crime/violence at...
  • Should presidential candidates pledge to free Julian Assange?

    05/27/2024 11:34:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 05/27/2024 | Juan P. Villasmil
    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is a hero to libertarians. As is Ross Ulbricht, the founder of now-defunct Silk Road, an internet marketplace where you could buy lots of shady things. Where some see traitors and criminals, many libertarians see truth-seeking rebels, courageously engaged in a war against Big Government, defying unjust mandates. This was particularly apparent at the 2024 Libertarian National Convention in Washington, DC, this weekend. In an email sent to press by organizers, “Free Ross Ulbricht” and “Free Julian Assange” were ranked the top topics for Donald Trump’s speech Saturday — over “End the Fed” and other popular...
  • The cunning of the Democrats’ lawfare: Hercules had to undertake twelve supposedly impossible labors. Donald Trump is fast catching up

    05/27/2024 11:29:40 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Spectator ^ | 05/27/2024 | Roger Kimball
    It saddens me to admit it, but the evidence is too overwhelming to dismiss: Democrats are significantly more cunning than Republicans. I say “Democrats,” but that is an imprecise, even a misleading, designation. Party affiliation is not now, if it ever was, a really accurate predictor of ideological coloration. What I mean are those people, most of whom happen to belong to the Democratic Party, who have been bitten by the bug of extremism, who are fired by revolutionary fervor, who regard every opponent, every contrary opinion, as a “by-any-means-necessary” fire alarm. It is an attitude that has stirred their...
  • California wrongly claimed millions in Medicaid services for illegal migrants: HHS watchdog reports

    05/27/2024 10:34:11 AM PDT · by CFW · 9 replies
    JustTheNew ^ | 5/26/24 | By Charlotte Hazard
    The state of California incorrectly claimed millions of dollars in federal Medicaid funding for health services that were provided to illegal immigrants, according to the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General . The OIG released an audit last month that alleged the California Medicaid program didn't use proper methodology to evaluate reimbursements for resources given to noncitizens who aren't eligible to be fully covered by Medicaid. "States are generally prohibited from claiming Federal reimbursement for Medicaid services, other than treatment of an emergency medical condition, provided to certain noncitizens with unsatisfactory immigration status (UIS)," the office...
  • Alan Dershowitz compares anti-Israel campus protests by ‘Hitler Youth’ to Nazi Germany: ‘They are our future leaders’

    05/27/2024 7:33:04 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 32 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/26/2024 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Former Harvard University professor Alan Dershowitz likened the antisemitism and anti-Israel protests on college campuses to the early days of Nazi Germany in the 1930s — and he’s worried that these “Hitler Youth” students could become America’s future leaders. “This is much like what happened in Germany in the early 1930s, when Nazi students blocked Jews from entering universities. This is a lot like the lead up to what happened in the 1940s,” Dershowitz said Sunday on the 77 WABC’s “Cats Roundtable” radio show.
  • Judge Approves Class-Action Lawsuit Against American Airlines Over ESG Pension Investments

    05/26/2024 9:57:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 5/24/2024 | Matt McGregor
    Pilot alleges that the airlines’ ESG investment strategy violates pension fiduciary duties.. A district judge has granted a pilot’s request for a class-action lawsuit against American Airlines for allegedly investing pension funds into environmental, social, and governance (ESG) funds. The case revolves around the allegation that American Airlines—headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas—violated its fiduciary obligation to the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) “by investing millions of dollars of American Airlines employees’ retirement savings with investment managers and investment funds that pursue political agendas” through ESG initiatives. “By pursuing ESG goals, Defendants gave Plan assets to fund managers, such as...
  • Trump Biopic ‘The Apprentice’ Leaves Cannes Empty-Handed: No Distribution, No Prizes

    05/26/2024 5:54:15 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 May 2024 | David Ng
    The Apprentice left the Cannes Film Festival empty-handed, with no announcement of a U.S. distribution deal following former President Donald Trump’s threat of a lawsuit and cease-and-desist demand against the filmmakers. In addition, the movie failed to win any prizes at Saturday’s closing ceremony, despite some movie pundits predicting that actor Sebastian Stan would be rewarded for his portrayal of Trump.While a buyer could materialize in the weeks ahead, the road to U.S. distribution looks uncertain as streamers and specialty theatrical labels would have to weigh the possibility of a messy and protracted legal fight. Box-office prospects also appear dim,...
  • Judge Says New York City Jury Doesn’t Need to Agree on Predicate Crime to Convict Trump of Guilt

    05/26/2024 5:48:21 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 6 replies
    At this point in time finding Donald Trump guilty of anything, any crime at all, is just a matter of Judge Juan Merchan following through on expectations.The entire world is watching what happens in New York City through the prism of ridiculous lawfare and politics. No intellectually honest observers believe this is a trial about substance, guilt, criminal activity or innocence therein. The illusion of a nonprejudicial justice system has long past and everyone can see the extreme politicization taking place in Judge Merchan’s courtroom.Finding President Trump guilty of a crime is seemingly a foregone conclusion. Even the White House...
  • Anatomy of a Kangaroo Court: A trial that has nothing to do with law.

    05/26/2024 5:41:02 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 5 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | May 24, 2024 | Kurt Schlichter
    The Donald Trump New York City farce is on the way to being over. The prosecution (at least) rested after what would’ve been a disastrous performance by Michael Cohen in any other trial, but the standard rules don’t apply here because this is not actually a trial. This trial has nothing to do with law. It is a scummy attempt to frame a political opponent of the Democrats to keep him from winning an election against the desiccated old pervert in the White House. Normally, a jury would laugh this case out of court, except that it would never have...
  • General Hospital star Johnny Wactor, 37, is shot and killed in Los Angeles after robbery gone wrong

    05/26/2024 4:11:21 PM PDT · by CaptainK · 38 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/26/24 | Stephn Lepore
    Johnny Wactor, a long time veteran of TV soap General Hospital, was shot and killed Saturday in a Los Angeles when he confronted thieves breaking into his car, according to TMZ. He was 37. Wactor's mother Scarlett told TMZ that her son saw three men trying to steal the catalytic converter off of his car. She said that her son didn't attempt to fight them or even stop them from robbing Wactor but they still shot him and got away. Police said that paramedics got to the scene at around 3am local time and took him to a local hospital,...
  • Embattled Sen. Bob Menendez gathering signatures for independent senate run in bid to save political career

    05/26/2024 1:07:19 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Nypost ^ | 05/25/2024 | Jon Levine
    US Sen. Bob Menendez is petitioning to run for Senate as an independent candidate, in a last ditch attempt to save his political career. The embattled New Jersey Democrat is facing federal charges of fraud, extortion, bribery and acting as a foreign agent for Egypt between 2018 and 2022 — while serving as chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Menendez, who bowed out of his state’s Democratic primary, has been personally collecting signatures to get ballot access, according to the New Jersey Globe.
  • Even as Violent Crime Drops, Lawlessness Rises as an Election Issue

    05/26/2024 11:43:30 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 35 replies
    The New York Times ^ | May 26, 2024 | Glenn Thrush
    *** Homicide rates are tumbling from pandemic highs in most cities, funding for law enforcement is rising, and tensions between the police and communities of color, while still significant, are no longer at a boiling point. But property crime, carjackings and smash-and-grab burglaries are up, adding to a sense of lawlessness, amplified on social media and local online message boards. *** White House officials believe the numbers are decidedly on their side, even if in some cities rates of violent crime remain elevated from prepandemic levels. But for now, polls suggest the public is less focused on the areas of...
  • Nine hard but necessary steps to fix our broken Social Security system.

    05/26/2024 11:33:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Social Security is a giant Ponzi scheme and, like all Ponzi schemes, it will eventually fail when the cohort paying in becomes smaller and poorer than the cohort receiving the money. It’s going to take a sea change to remedy the problem, which means re-thinking the government’s role. Here’s what could be done: (1) The Constitution has the federal government’s job description, so we must defund any federal spending that is not within that description, and the projects, whatever they are, need to be kicked down to the state level where they either belong or taxpayer money shouldn’t be spent...