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  • Ohio first state to report ‘white lung syndrome’ outbreak

    11/30/2023 1:50:00 PM PST · by bgill · 35 replies
    WTRF ^ | 11/30/23 | Amber Baker
    A mystery outbreak of pneumonia has hit several parts of China, and now Ohio is the first American location to report an outbreak of the illness, with an ‘extremely high’ number of children being hospitalized. The strain of pneumonia, now dubbed ‘white lung syndrome,’ has spawned 142 pediatric cases in Warren County since August. Warren County Health Department told Daily Mail, that not only is the number of cases above average, but it also meets the Ohio Department of Health’s definition of an outbreak. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that nationally, cases are not out of the...
  • Wary of Deportation, Elite Colleges Won't Expel Anti-Semitic Foreign Students

    11/27/2023 1:51:06 PM PST · by george76 · 19 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 27, 2023 | Joseph Simonson
    As anti-Israel protesters swarmed college campuses, MIT president Sally Kornbluth drew a line in the sand: Any student engaged in an unsanctioned protest would face expulsion. On Nov. 9, students decided to try their luck and hold a "die-in" at a campus location that explicitly bars protests. Kornbluth said the demonstration got so heated that she feared it "could lead to violence," but she did not enforce her prohibition. Students involved in the protest simply received a "non-academic suspension," a slap on the wrist that allows them to continue attending class. Kornbluth's about-face was an attempt to protect foreign students,...
  • Open Borders Lobby: Americans Should ‘Open Up Their Homes’ to Illegal Aliens This Thanksgiving

    11/23/2023 11:39:02 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/23/2023 | John Binder
    In Massachusetts, where the first Thanksgiving is considered to have been celebrated, Americans are being urged by one of the nation’s leading open borders groups to “open up their homes” to border crossers and illegal aliens. While tens of thousands of border crossers and illegal aliens continue flocking to the sanctuary state of Massachusetts — which now offers driver’s licenses to those in the United States illegally — Jewish Family Services is asking residents to consider bringing new arrivals into their homes.
  • Woman, 27, dies from asthma attack while working at Massachusetts cannabis facility, the first reported case in U.S.

    11/22/2023 11:40:42 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 10 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/17/23 | CBS/AP
    The U.S. cannabis production industry's first reported occupational asthma death took the life of a worker in Massachusetts, federal health and safety officials said. The woman, 27, was working in a cannabis cultivation and processing facility when she experienced worsening work-related respiratory symptoms that ended in a fatal asthma attack in January 2022, officials said in a federal report published Thursday. The report states that allergic diseases such as asthma are a growing concern in the U.S. cannabis industry, which has grown rapidly in recent years thanks to a wave of state-level legalizations. The report said the worker's death "illustrates...
  • Levels of COVID-19 in Boston-area waste water increase ahead of holiday season

    11/21/2023 12:25:51 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 48 replies
    bostonglobe ^ | 11/21/2023 | Emily Sweeney
    Public health officials are distributing rapid COVID-19 tests and urging people to receive an updated vaccine as levels of coronavirus in Boston area waste water rise ahead of the holiday season. Boston Public Health Commission officials said they will hand out 10,000 free testing kits at community centers and other distribution hubs across the city. As of Nov. 15, coronovirus levels rose 93 percent over the previous 14 days, the commission said.
  • The Fourth Reich On the Charles River

    11/19/2023 7:33:37 PM PST · by lightman · 15 replies ^ | 19 November A.D. 2023 | Alan Joseph Bauer
    Harvard is an entirely antisemitic university. The president says soothing words to her Jewish audiences and does not have the internal fortitude to punish the little monsters that the American educational system has created, and her university nurtures. If there were any positive outcomes of the Covid disaster—disease and response—it might be that parents became aware of what their children were being taught. Parents casually walking behind their kids while the latter were “learning” via Zoom heard discussions of sexual orientation, the US as a terrible country, and the demented concepts of intersectionality that made those parents and their kids...
  • Migrants move into Boston's AIRPORT as 'sanctuary city' runs out of beds for them and Dem. governor warns border crossers that her state is 'full'

    11/19/2023 11:41:30 AM PST · by knighthawk · 92 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19 2023 | KAMAL SULTAN
    A group of migrants have been forced to move into Boston's Logan Airport as the 'sanctuary city' has run out of beds for them to sleep in. The party of up to 20 people, which includes babies, was seen sleeping underneath blankets on benches on Friday. They arrived in Boston as the Massachusetts shelter cap reached its maximum and there is deadlock over how best to spend $250million for emergency shelters.
  • Former editor of liberal news outlet charged with multiple counts of child pornography (Pizzagate related)

    A former editor for the left-leaning website The Recount has reportedly been charged with multiple counts of child pornography. According to Massachusetts authorities, 44-year-old Slade Sohmer has pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of dissemination of child pornography. Sohmer was arrested at his residence in Otis, Mass., on Friday, several weeks after law enforcement obtained a search warrant and confiscated his personal electronic devices.
  • BuzzFeed takes down article about journalist hit with child pornography charges

    11/16/2023 9:48:51 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 4 replies
    NYPost ^ | 11 15 2023 | Ariel Zilber
    A BuzzFeed feature story from 2018 about a journalist who told a group of schoolchildren that he was gay was taken down just a day after it was announced that he had been brought up on child pornography charges. Slade Sohmer, 44, the former editor-in-chief of the left-leaning video-driven news site The Recount, was freed on $100,000 bail on Monday after he was charged in Massachusetts court with possessing and disseminating “hundreds of child pornography images and videos.” He has pleaded not guilty to two counts of possession of child pornography and two counts of dissemination of child pornography. In...
  • Wellesley high cancels ‘USA Day’, calls theme ‘politicized’

    11/17/2023 8:51:24 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 18 replies
    Boston 25 ^ | 11-17-23 | Boston 25 Staff
    WELLESLEY, Mass — In a letter to parents and students, Wellesley High School said they canceled Friday’s “USA” theme as a part of spirit week to avoid controversy and politicization. Spirit Week at Wellesley High is meant to unify the school ahead of their Thanksgiving football game. Students dress up and match each day’s theme. Some themes this week included Throwback Thursday and Wild West Wednesday. Olivia Spagnuolo is a member of the school’s Student Unification Program. Each year, the group comes up with daily themes. Their ‘USA Day’ theme was quickly shut down.
  • In prank, Harvard called by mother of enrolling Hamas terrorist [She: 'he onjy slaughtered white babies' - real Harvard admissions officer: 'any other questions?']

    11/16/2023 2:06:09 AM PST · by Milagros · 10 replies
    TOI ^ | 16 November 2023
    A video of a prank call to the Harvard University admissions office, made by an Israeli comedian who pretends to be the mother of a Hamas terrorist, racked up millions of views on various platforms within 24 hours of its publication on Monday. The illustrated clip produced by Racheli Rottner was the latest Israeli dig at American universities, which have come under fire for tolerating activities from students seen as downplaying the October 7 terror onslaught, supporting Hamas and targeting Jewish students on campus. The call, which Rottner says is authentic, features a mother named Jaama whose son Hamid is...
  • Major Voter Fraud Operation BUSTED, Democrat Caught Red-Handed – WATCH

    11/16/2023 8:24:12 AM PST · by Sam77 · 43 replies
    The Daily Fetched ^ | 16 November 2023 | Jason Walsh
    Another suspected voter fraud operation is being investigated by Massachusetts election officials after two voters in the city of Lawrence reported that someone had illegally voted in their names. One of the voters, who chose to remain anonymous, said he was denied when he went to the polls to vote in the city’s municipal election. The voter said an official informed him he had already voted with an absentee mail ballot. Meanwhile, a second voter, Rosalis Gonzalez, claimed that an absentee ballot was mailed in her name and contained a forged signature. During an investigation, explosive evidence shows a woman...
  • Video allegedly shows woman stealing ballots from Lawrence mailbox

    11/16/2023 7:32:51 AM PST · by grundle · 17 replies
    NBC News Boston affiliate ^ | November 14, 2023 | Darren Botelho
    Video: of Tuesday afternoon, there were two reports of potential voter fraud—or stolen ballots— in Lawrence Officials are looking into allegations of possible voter fraud in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and NBC10 Boston has obtained video footage from a man’s home that appears to show a woman removing ballots from his mailbox. The man, who did not want to be identified, said he went to vote in person on Election Day last week and was told, according to the list, he already voted. So, he checked his camera footage and then contacted the police. The Essex County District Attorney’s Office and...
  • Hundreds of patients potentially exposed to HIV, hepatitis at Salem hospital

    11/15/2023 9:46:49 PM PST · by massmike · 19 replies ^ | 11/19/2023 | Russ Reed
    Salem Hospital in Massachusetts says hundreds of patients were potentially exposed to infection of HIV and hepatitis due to the administration of intravenous medication in a manner that was not consistent with its best practice. A spokesperson for Mass General Brigham, which owns Salem Hospital, said nearly 450 patients were impacted over a period of roughly two years. In a statement released Wednesday, the hospital said it was made aware of the isolated practice involving endoscopy patients earlier this year. Examples of endoscopic procedures include colonoscopies and gastrointestinal ultrasounds. The hospital said the practice was immediately corrected once it was...
  • Worcester, Springfield Ranked Among Best Places To Retire: U.S. News (MA)

    11/12/2023 6:08:40 PM PST · by matt04 · 92 replies
    Ask anyone in Massachusetts: the best place to live out your last few years on Earth is Worcester. Or Springfield. This week, U.S. News & World Report released its ranking of Best Places to Retire, and the only two to crack the top 100 in Massachusetts were Worcester and Springfield. Keep in mind this is a list that ranked Harrisburg, PA, No. 1, and put Flint, Mich., ahead of cities surrounded by natural beauty, culture and attractions like Boise and Las Vegas. This year’s list is based on the evaluation of the nation’s 150 most populated metropolitan areas based on...
  • Harvard President Gay Announces Antisemitism Training, Condemns Pro-Palestine Phrase ‘From the River to the Sea’

    11/12/2023 6:22:02 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 41 replies
    Harvard Crimson ^ | November 9, 2023 | Miles J. Herszenhorn and Claire Yuan
    Harvard will work with its newly established antisemitism advisory group to implement antisemitism education and training for affiliates, University President Claudine Gay announced in an email Thursday afternoon. “I affirm our commitment to protecting all members of our community from harassment and marginalization, and our commitment to meeting antisemitism head-on, with the determination it demands,” Gay wrote. “Antisemitism has no place at Harvard,” Gay added. “We are committed to doing the hard work to address this scourge.”
  • Three arrested for alleged 'high-end brothel network' used by politicians, military officers, execs

    11/09/2023 6:16:52 AM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    Just The News ^ | November 9, 2023 8:11am | By Madeleine Hubbard
    The defendants allegedly advertised online by offering nude Asian models for photography with rates ranging between $350 an hour and $600 an hour. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Three people were arrested for allegedly operating a "high-end brothel network" in Virginia and Massachusetts that catered to politicians, military officers and high tech and pharmaceutical executives, the Justice Department said. The defendants allegedly persuaded and enticed primarily Asian women to travel to Virginia and Massachusetts for prostitution, the U.S. Attorney's Office of Massachusetts said Wednesday. The defendants also allegedly rented high-end apartments to use as brothels, which cost as much as $3,664 a month, and...
  • Lynn Drug Bust Nets Over 220 lbs., Including Heart-Shaped Meth, Fentanyl Made to Look Like Candy

    11/06/2023 2:31:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    ABC7 ^ | November 6, 2023
    Fentanyl pills made to look like heart-shaped Valentine's Day candy were among more than 220 lbs. of drugs seized in a bust, federal prosecutors sad. Prosecutors announced one of the biggest busts in New England history Monday. Investigators said among the suspected drugs in a home in Lynn, Mass., were heart-shaped pills made to resembled Valentine's Day candy that, when field tested with a TruNarc device, were determined to contain methamphetamine and fentanyl. Prosecutors described those pills as "particularly pernicious" because "they are not meant to resemble and pharmaceutical and appeared to be designed to resemble a candy," which they...
  • ‘Not OK’: People of Color Remind Distraught Jews Hate Never Ended

    11/04/2023 11:31:29 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 21 replies
    The Bay State Banner ^ | October 25th, 2023 | Robin Washington
    Two weeks after the Hamas attack in Israel, the shattered sense of safety felt by Jews around the world hasn’t gone away. It’s the same ever-present insecurity felt by many people of color in the United States — including Jews of color. “I always feel like there’s a bright pink, fluorescent target on my back. I’m Black. I’m a woman. I’m Jewish,” said Debrosha McCants, a mother of grown children in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The difference, she says, between Jews of color and those who appear white — or who have embraced whiteness — is that people of color cannot hide...
  • Springfield mayoral candidate Justin Hurst addresses voter fraud claims

    11/03/2023 2:29:01 AM PDT · by CFW · 20 replies
    Western Mass news ^ | 11/2/23 | John O'Donoghue and Ryan Trowbridge
    SPRINGFIELD, MA (WGGB/WSHM) - Candidate for Springfield mayor Justin hurst is being accused of voter fraud just five days away from election night. In affidavits obtained by Western Mass News, the allegations from Springfield election department officials detail what they witnessed this past weekend during early voting at city hall. They described voters being brought to the polls and expecting cash after casting their votes for hurst. Hurst outright denied the claims that his campaign committed voter fraud and told Springfield citizens ahead of Tuesday’s election that he’s running a clean race. “Any accusations that my team paid residents in...