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  • How Biden’s Policies Feed a Criminal Monopoly (Cartels)

    06/16/2021 11:40:46 PM PDT · by Chad C. Mulligan
    The Daily Signal ^ | 15 June 2021 | Shea Garrison
    Biden’s neglect of border security is feeding the money-making machine of the Mexican cartels, a criminal enterprise that exploits immigrants by taking their money—and sometimes their lives.“[The cartels] have the northern border of Mexico sealed,” Jay Whetten, a rancher residing in Cochise County, Arizona, told me in an interview. “Nobody comes through that border illegally without their authorization.”*snip*The officer, who wished to remain anonymous, has extensive border experience and estimates the number to be 20% higher. He told me in an interview, “The cartel makes more money on people than they do on dope.”
  • Candace Owens: Democrats are trying to federalize police

    06/16/2021 11:31:37 PM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 7 replies
    Yahoo/FOX News Videos ^ | 6/16/21 | Candace Owens
    FOX News Videos Candace Owens: Democrats are trying to federalize police
  • Texas Governor Unveils Strategy for Border Wall Construction, Approves $250 Million as Down Payment

    06/16/2021 8:08:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/16/2021 | Mimi Nguyen Ly
    Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced key components of the Lone Star state’s plan to build its own barrier along its 1,200-mile border with Mexico at a press conference in Austin on Wednesday, including authorizing $250 million as a down payment to kickstart the process.The Republican governor said that the funds are being drawn from the state budget, which allocates $1.1 billion towards border security—a record for Texas. The down payment will be used to hire a project manager and contractors for the border wall.A letter (pdf) authorizing the transfer of the funds was signed at the press conference by Abbott,...
  • Many Post-COVID Patients Are Experiencing New Medical Problems, Study Finds

    06/16/2021 7:11:59 PM PDT · by thecodont · 64 replies
    The New York Times via San Francisco Chronicle / ^ | June 15, 2021 Updated: June 15, 2021 1:06 p.m. | Pam Belluck, New York Times
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans have sought medical care for post-COVID health problems that they had not been diagnosed with before becoming infected with the coronavirus, according to the largest study to date of long-term symptoms in COVID-19 patients. The study, tracking the health insurance records of nearly 2 million people in the United States who contracted the coronavirus last year, found that one month or more after their infection, almost one-quarter — 23% — of them sought medical treatment for new conditions.
  • Twitter defies IT rules, loses legal protection [India]

    06/16/2021 5:55:16 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 6 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Thursday, June 17, 2021 | Pioneer News Service
    New Delhi -- The Government on Wednesday asserted that microblogging platform Twitter has lost its legal protection in India because it deliberately chose non-compliance despite multiple opportunities to it. Losing legal protection means Twitter’s top executives, including the nation’s managing director, face police questioning and criminal liability under the Indian Penal Code over “unlawful and inflammatory” content posted by users on Twitter. Accusing Twitter of deliberately refusing to comply with Indian laws, in identical posts on Twitter as well as its Indian rival Koo, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Twitter was given “multiple opportunities to comply” but it...
  • Californians encouraged to reduce energy use, grid operator issues statewide flex alert for Thursday evening

    06/16/2021 5:24:27 PM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    KTVU ^ | 6/16/2021
    California's Independent System Operator has issued a statewide flex alert for Thursday June 17 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Cal ISO issued the voluntary call to conserve energy Wednesday afternoon as temperatures in the Bay Area soared in the first heat wave of the season and record breaking heat blankets the West Coast this week. By Wednesday, Fairfield reached triple digits. Many other spots in the East Bay, including Fremont, Walnut Creek and Concord are already getting close. The heat is expected to peak on Thursday, with an excessive heat warning in effect through Friday night for many areas...
  • Rep Paul Gosar GRILLS FBI Director Wray Over Jan 6 Riots and Ashli Babbitt Shooting

    06/16/2021 3:28:42 PM PDT · by euram · 11 replies
    Rumble ^ | June 16 2021 | Paul Gosar
    Rumble — Wray wasn't interested in giving straightforward answers.
  • John Brennan: Putin Knew Trump Was ‘Amateur’ Who Didn’t Understand Foreign Issues

    06/16/2021 2:57:27 PM PDT · by White Lives Matter · 59 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 16, 2021 | Pam Key
    Former CIA Director John Brennan said Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Hallie Jackson Reports” that Russian President Vladimir Putin knew former President Donald Trump was an “amateur” who didn’t understand these issues at all. After playing videos of both Biden and Putin and Trump and Putin, Jackson said, “The tone is obviously starkly different. What do you read into the differences here, and how should people understand that?” Brennan said, “First of all, Joe Biden is someone that has been engaged on the foreign policy scene, international affairs for about half a century. So unlike a Donald Trump, who really was a...
  • Texas Border Wall: Gov. Abbott Signs Letters For Funding, Demanding Land Back From Federal Government

    06/16/2021 2:41:59 PM PDT · by TLI · 43 replies
    21 CBS DFW ^ | June 16, 2021 | Staff
    AUSTIN, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Wednesday afternoon discussed details on the state building its own wall along the southern border. The governor made the announcement last week during a summit about border security with law enforcement officials. “Texas is stepping up… and doing more than any other state has done to respond to these challenges along the border. [Texas lawmakers] just passed a budget adding more than a billion dollars to border security for Texas to do the federal government’s job,” Abbott said.
  • CureVac's COVID-19 shot just failed in a large trial, a major setback for the Gates-backed biotech

    06/16/2021 2:40:09 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 9 replies
    businessinsider ^ | 28 minutes ago | Andrew Dunn
    CureVac's experimental COVID-19 vaccine failed in a pivotal clinical study, the biotech said Wednesday. It's the first late-stage study to flop, with CureVac's vaccine showing 47% effectiveness. The German biotech saw its stock price drop by more than 50% in post-market trading.
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States (16 June, as of 06:00 AM ET)

    06/16/2021 2:23:28 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 17 replies
    CDC ^ | 16 June 2021 | CDC
    (President Trump's Operation Warp Speed Update) (Cases low, vaccinations slow but steady) Total Vaccine Doses Delivered: 375,186,675 (21,396,900 J&J) Administered: 312,915,170 (11,714,877 J&J) People Vaccinated, At Least One Dose: 175,053,401 Fully Vaccinated: 146,456,124
  • George H.W. Bush wrote a list of things to help get over losing the presidency

    06/16/2021 2:20:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Today ^ | 06/14/2021 | Ree Hines
    George H.W. Bush will always be best remembered for once holding the highest office in the land, but according to his longtime chief of staff, his life after the presidency was just as remarkable. That’s when Jean Becker’s tenure with the 41st president began, shortly after he left office in 1993 following his defeat to the 42nd president, Bill Clinton. “For the first couple of months after he lost the election, he was much quieter than usual,” Becker shared during a Monday morning chat with Bush’s granddaughter, TODAY’s own Jenna Bush Hager. “He sort of took his time to figure...
  • Biden’s Approval Rating Drops Below 50%

    06/16/2021 1:41:16 PM PDT · by cba123 · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 16, 2021 | ANDERS HAGSTROM
    President Joe Biden’s approval rating dropped below 50% for the first time since his inauguration, according to a Wednesday poll from Monmouth University. Biden exited April with a 54% approval rating and a 41% disapproval. For the month of May, he fell six points to 48% approval and disapproval rose two points to 43%, according to the poll. (Please see link for full text)
  • US car rental prices could double by August amid nationwide shortage

    06/16/2021 1:26:44 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/16/2021 | Josh Kosman
    It’s going to be a scorcher of a summer when it comes to car rental prices, The Post has learned. The average daily cost to rent a car in the US jumped to a record $63.75 last month — with prices as much as 50 percent higher than pre-pandemic levels at some major brands — as the nation’s economy revved back to life, according to data collected by Jefferies, a New York investment bank. What’s more, demand is getting so hot — with fees for August already trending above $100 a day — that many vacationers can expect to pay...
  • CNN’s Collins: I Appreciate Biden Apologizing to Me, But It’s ‘Completely Unnecessary’

    06/16/2021 12:39:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 23 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/16/2021 | Ian Hatchett
    During CNN’s coverage of the summit between President Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, CNN Chief White House Correspondent Kaitlan Collins stated that while she appreciates Biden apologizing to her for how he responded to her at his press conference, the apology “is completely unnecessary from the president. He did not have to apologize.
  • EXCLUSIVE: 'No yellow!' Hunter Biden used slur to refer to Asians in 2019 texts with his cousin Caroline who asked if he preferred 'foreign or domestic' women - as he's already been blasted as racist for using the n-word

    06/16/2021 12:37:46 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 43 replies ^ | 16 JUNE 2021 | By JOSH BOSWELL
    Hunter Biden referred to Asians with the offensive term 'yellow' in a 2019 text conversation with his cousin Caroline Biden In the January 2019 texts, Caroline and Hunter were discussing setting him up with her rich, model friends Caroline asked Hunter: 'Do you want foreign or domestic. I can't give you f***ing Asian sorry. I'm not doing it' Hunter replied: 'Domesticated foreigner is fine. No yellow' His father Joe vowed last month to 'stop the hatred and the bias' against Asians Caroline, daughter of Joe Biden's brother Jim, was trying to help Hunter get over Hallie, brother Beau's widow and...
  • House to vote Wednesday on making Juneteenth a federal holiday

    06/16/2021 12:26:35 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 51 replies
    TheHill ^ | 06/16/2021 | MARTY JOHNSON AND SCOTT WONG
    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) has announced that the House will vote on making Juneteenth a federal holiday on Wednesday. The bill passed by unanimous consent in the Senate on Tuesday night, and it seems likely to pass the House, which would send the legislation creating the federal holiday to President Biden's desk.
  • Biden blows up at news conference after Putin meeting

    06/16/2021 12:12:15 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 77 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/16/2021 | Steven Nelson and Bruce Golding
    On the defensive and appearing on edge after ceding the public relations advantage to Vladimir Putin in their historic summit in Geneva, President Biden lashed out at the American press at the end of a short, 33-minute briefing. Biden tried to wrap up his Q&A after fielding questions from just six journalists during an appearance that lasted around 30 minutes — about half the time that Putin spent during his own news conference earlier in Geneva, Switzerland. But other reporters kept peppering him with questions as he walked off stage, including CNN’s Kaitlin Collins, who shouted out about Putin, “Why...
  • Biden threatens cyber response against Putin and gives him a 'red-line list' of 16 no-hack infrastructure locations - then snaps at press and says is NOT confident the Russian president will change

    06/16/2021 11:53:39 AM PDT · by algore · 33 replies
    Biden walked up to the reporter, with his suit jacket off on an unusually hot day, and accused her of not knowing her business – gesticulating while holding his Ray-Ban sunglasses. 'When did I say I was confident? I said … What I said was – let’s get it straight,' Biden intoned. 'I said what will change their behavior is if the rest of the world reacts to them and it diminishes their standing in the world. I’m not confident of anything. I’m just stating the facts.' In separate, back-to-back press conferences after their sit down, both leaders expressed satisfaction...

    06/16/2021 11:53:17 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 23 replies ^ | Jun 16, 2021 | Staff
    Biden actually used a teleprompter a few moments again, during his press conference, to tell reporters about his meeting with Putin. Here’s a clip where you can see he’s clearly reading (teleprompter is hidden in the back): VIDEO HERE: