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  • Philadelphia would-be carjacker shot at by licensed gun owner while attempting to steal car: police

    01/31/2023 2:38:39 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | January 31, 2023 | Bradford Betz
    An attempted carjacking in Philadelphia was thwarted by a licensed gun owner who fired back at the would-be thief, police said. The confrontation occurred just after 11 p.m. Saturday in the 1800 block of Mascher Street. 26th District Officers responded to a person with a gun report of a shooting. Upon arrival, officers met two men, ages 26 and 29, who said a Black male of a thin build wearing a black ski mask and all-black clothing opened a car door and pointed a gun at them. One of the men retrieved his gun and fired three shots at the...
  • Watch: African Reporter Brutally Exposes Karine Jean-Pierre: ‘You Don’t Seem a Good Fit for This Job’

    01/31/2023 2:32:20 PM PST · by montag813 · 10 replies
    RNN ^ | 01-31-2023 | Jim Clayborn
    A video is going viral of White House Correspondent Simon Ateba confronting Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre over President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents. She is accused of refusing to answer questions on the issue. Ateba, who works for Today News Africa, is a foreign reporter from Cameroon. Ateba argued that Jean-Pierre wasn’t fit for the job after she repeatedly refused to answer questions about Biden’s scandal. Ateba said, “Karine, since you don’t have any answers to the classified documents, you don’t seem a good fit for this job. We do not seem to have any answers from you.”Ouch! Are...
  • Armed crooks rob 13 victims in three NYC boroughs in crazed two-hour blitz: ‘In 24 hours I’ll be out on bail’

    01/31/2023 2:26:28 PM PST · by grundle · 7 replies
    New York Daily News via Yahoo ^ | January 31, 2023 | Thomas Tracy
    A pair of gun-toting bandits robbed 13 people in three boroughs during a wild two-hour crime spree early Tuesday — only to crash their minivan as they were about to raid a fourth borough, police said. One of the suspects boasted he’d be back on the streets in no time when he was arrested at the crash scene Tuesday morning. “In 24 hours I’ll be out on bail,” he vowed as he was put into a police cruiser in handcuffs, according to Fox 5 News. His accomplice, believed to be 24, was nabbed a short time after, cops said. A...
  • Ukrainian troops are calling the US military in the middle of shootouts with Russia for help fixing their artillery

    01/31/2023 2:24:16 PM PST · by frithguild · 26 replies
    Insider ^ | 1/30/2023 | Jake Epstein
    The US military is leading a team that is helping to repair Ukraine's military hardware over the phone. These virtual exchanges often take place during battle, the Associated Press reported. Ukrainian troops, meanwhile, are pushing artillery systems to the limits to keep Russia at bay.
  • Europe will be Destroyed over Ukraine

    01/31/2023 2:20:51 PM PST · by delta7 · 52 replies
    Armstrong Economics ^ | 31 Jan 23 | Martin Armstrong
    While Chancellor Olaf Scholz has been pushing back against demands of Ukraine for fighter jets now after the tanks, there have been those in Germany eager to support Ukraine to destroy Russia. They have filled their heads with such propaganda that Russia will conquer all of Europe if it is not completely destroyed NOW. They are placing not just the lives of European citizens at risk but the entire future of Europe as a whole. I know Ukraine very well and the Neonazis there will never stop. Russia must protect the Donbas for they would actually slaughter every ethnic Russian...
  • Biden to host Lula at White House, with Brazilian democracy on agenda

    01/31/2023 2:18:13 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-31-2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    President Biden will welcome President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva of Brazil to the White House on Feb. 10, the White House announced on Tuesday. The meeting is intended “to further strengthen the close relationship between the United States and Brazil,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. The two presidents are expected to discuss the United States’ support for Brazil’s democracy and how they can promote inclusion and democratic values around the world. Their focus on promoting inclusion and democratic values comes ahead of the upcoming Summit for Democracy in March. They also will discuss addressing issues like...
  • Poland is leading Europe’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine

    01/31/2023 2:14:55 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 21 replies
    Atlantic Council ^ | Jan. 28, 2023 | Diane Francis
    Germany and the United States have recently made headlines by deciding to send tanks to Ukraine. However, the unsung hero behind this landmark decision was actually Poland. Polish leaders were instrumental in efforts to persuade Berlin in particular of the need to provide Ukraine with modern tanks. This was the latest example of Polish leadership over the past year as Europe has found itself confronted by the continent’s largest armed conflict since World War II. Poland’s leading role in the European response to Putin’s invasion reflects the country’s extensive experience of Russian imperialism in both its Czarist and Soviet forms....
  • Harris to attend Tyre Nichols’s funeral

    01/31/2023 2:09:59 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-31-2023 | ALEX GANGITANO
    Vice President Harris will attend the funeral on Wednesday of Tyre Nichols, who died after being beaten by Memphis, Tenn., police during a traffic stop. Harris will travel to Memphis for the services and was invited by Nichols’s family, the vice president’s office told The Hill. She will be joined by other Biden administration officials, including Keisha Lance Bottoms, director for the Office of Public Engagement, and senior adviser to the president Mitch Landrieu. Harris on Tuesday spoke by phone with Nichols’s mother and stepfather, RowVaughn Wells and Rodney Wells, to express her condolences, according to her office. Her attendance...
  • Boris Johnson meets with lawmakers in Capitol

    01/31/2023 2:08:37 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01-31-2023 | STEPHEN NEUKAM
    Former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met with Republican leadership and key players on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, lobbying to maintain support of Ukraine in its fight against Russia. Johnson met with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Rep. Jim Banks (R-Ind.) and is slated to speak to the Republican Study Committee on Wednesday. Johnson is making the rounds to Republican lawmakers as GOP support for the level of U.S. funding to Ukraine has started to falter. As Republicans have taken on their new majority in the House, conservative members have voiced concerns about the ongoing flow of U.S....
  • Climate scientists baffled as to why Antarctica has not warmed in 70 years despite rising CO2 levels

    01/31/2023 2:04:21 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 49 replies
    lifesite news ^ | 1/31/2023 | Chris Morrison
    "Scientists are scrambling to explain why the continent of Antarctica has shown Net Zero warming for the last seven decades and almost certainly much longer. The lack of warming over a significant portion of the Earth undermines the unproven hypothesis that the carbon dioxide humans add to the atmosphere is the main determinant of global climate. Under “settled” science requirements, the significant debate over the inconvenient Antarctica data is of necessity being conducted well away from prying eyes in the mainstream media..."
  • Captives or Consumers? Public Education Could Be Facing a Major Change

    01/31/2023 1:59:55 PM PST · by Presbyterian Reporter · 4 replies
    / ^ | 1/31/2023 | Jonathon Turley
    What if they offered public education and no one came? That question, similar to the anti-war slogan popularized by Charlotte E. Keyes, is becoming more poignant by the day. This month, Florida is moving to allow all residents the choice to go to private or public schools. Other states like Utah are moving toward a similar alternative with school vouchers. I oppose such moves away from public schools, but I have lost faith in the willingness of most schools to restore educational priorities and standards. Faced with school boards and teacher unions resisting parental objections to school policies over curriculum...
  • Commander says Western tanks will give Ukraine battlefield 'advantage'

    01/31/2023 1:42:55 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies ^ | January 31, 2023 | Tom Soufi Burridge, Oleksiy Pshemyskiy, Bruno Roeber, and Alessandro Pavone
    Eagerly awaiting the arrival of state-of-the-art tanks from Western allies, Ukrainian tank commander Ihor Levchenko told ABC News he's confident that compared to the "rusty and old" contraptions he now operates, the prized armored combat vehicles will give his country "a very significant advantage on the battlefield." Levchenko showed ABC News the Soviet-era-design tanks he and his battalion now use, concealed in a small woodland in eastern Ukraine and within earshot of the constant thud of artillery from the front lines a few miles away. He moved seamlessly and quickly around his T-72 tank, hopping on and off and maneuvering...
  • Minnesota Democrats Move to Give Driver’s Licenses to 77K Illegal Aliens

    01/31/2023 1:41:33 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-31-2023 | John Binder
    Democrats in Minnesota are moving forward with a plan to give driver’s licenses to potentially 77,000 eligible illegal aliens. On Monday, the Democrat-controlled Minnesota state house passed a bill that will eliminate the legal residency requirement for obtaining a driver’s license in the state. Instead, tens of thousands of illegal aliens, possibly 77,000, would be able to secure licenses to drive. Now, the bill heads to the state senate, where Democrats hold 34 seats and Republicans hold 33 seats. Already, Democrat Gov. Tim Walz has said he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk.
  • Migrants Still Not Leaving NYC Hotel, Demand Free Stays at ‘Vacant Luxury Apartments’ on Billionaires Row

    01/31/2023 1:37:35 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-31-2023 | John Binder
    Border crossers, who arrived on buses from Texas, are still not leaving a New York City hotel where they were placed, for free, by Mayor Eric Adams (D). Instead of shelters, the border crossers are demanding to be set up in “vacant luxury apartments” on Billionaires Row. Last week, as Breitbart News reported, city officials sought to move single male adult border crossers out of the Watson Hotel in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan where Adams’ administration had initially placed them as part of his migrant hotels plan. Many of the border crossers, though, refused to leave and set...
  • How the Atlanta Riots Were Funded

    01/31/2023 1:06:25 PM PST · by texas booster · 8 replies
    Even after an ‘Atlanta Forest Defender’ shot a Georgia state trooper in the stomach and his comrades set off race riots in the city, the leftist group at the center of it all is still fundraising. This comes months after the leftists threw Molotov cocktails at police and nearly burned an elderly driver to death. Multiple members of the ‘occupation’ have been arrested on domestic terrorism charges. And yet the IRS and Georgia’s Secretary of State have done nothing. ... The Open Collective Foundation has received funding for digital infrastructure grants from the Ford Foundation, George Soros’ Open Society and...
  • Chicago Launches Effort to Score Jobs for Foreign H-1B Visa Workers Laid Off from Tech Industry

    01/31/2023 12:54:02 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01-31-2023 | John Binder
    The city of Chicago, Illinois, in partnership with big business, is launching an effort to score jobs for foreign H-1B visa workers who have been laid off from their tech jobs in recent weeks. The city’s World Business Chicago group, which is a public-private firm, has joined P33, the Chicago Chamber of Commerce, the Corporate Coalition of Chicago, and others to fill jobs at companies like Caterpillar, Illinois Tech, John Deere, Ulta Beauty, and Walgreens with foreign H-1B visa workers who have recently been laid off.
  • Biden Announces $1.2 Billion In Mega Grants as Republicans Target ‘Wasteful Spending’ In Debt Cap Standoff

    01/31/2023 12:51:58 PM PST · by Red Badger · 11 replies
    NTD News ^ | January 31, 2023 | By Tom Ozimek
    President Joe Biden on Jan. 31 announced nearly $1.2 billion in mega grants for a series of infrastructure projects, including $292 million to build a new rail tunnel beneath the Hudson River between New York and New Jersey, which comes amid a government borrowing limit standoff with Republicans who are pushing for spending curbs. The Department of Transportation (DOT) said in a release that Biden has announced that nearly $1.2 billion has been awarded from the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program for a total of nine projects nationwide. “After receiving over one hundred applications, we are proud...
  • Biden judge delivers gun industry huge win in New Jersey

    01/31/2023 12:27:42 PM PST · by Red Badger · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | by Paul Bedard, Washington Secrets Columnist | January 31, 2023 01:49 PM
    A federal judge in New Jersey on Tuesday iced a new law celebrated by liberals that would allow the state to shut down, and likely bankrupt, the firearms industry if a single gun were misused in a crime. U.S. District Court Judge Zahid Quraishi, a Biden appointee, said that he agreed with the gun industry that the New Jersey law was likely unconstitutional and granted the National Shooting Sports Foundation a preliminary injunction. The judge, in a 20-page opinion, said that the New Jersey law signed last summer by Gov. Phil Murphy ignored a larger federal law that protects the...
  • PayPal to lay off 2,000 employees in coming weeks, about 7% of workforce

    01/31/2023 12:25:01 PM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies ^ | Ashley Capoot
    PayPal on Tuesday announced plans to lay off 2,000 employees, or around 7% of its workforce, according to a release posted to the company’s website. President and CEO Dan Schulman wrote in the release that PayPal is working to address the “challenging macroeconomic environment.” He said the company has made progress focusing resources on core priorities and rightsizing its cost structure, but that there is more work to be done. “Change can be difficult – particularly when it includes valued colleagues and friends departing,” Schulman wrote about the layoffs. “We will face this head-on together, drawing on the unparalleled scale...
  • Russia's Airborne Forces Lost 50% of Personnel, Ex-Kremlin Official Admits

    01/31/2023 12:17:30 PM PST · by dennisw · 60 replies
    MSN ^ | 1-31-2023 | Isabel van Brugen
    A former Kremlin official has said that prior to Russian President Vladimir Putin's partial mobilization order in September 2022, Russia's Airborne Forces had lost up to half of their personnel. Mikhail Zvinchuk, creator of the Rybar Telegram channel, and former Kremlin military press agent, was speaking on his state TV show. An excerpt of the program was posted on Twitter by Dmitri, a member of War Translated, an independent project that translates materials about the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. "The creator of Rybar channel who now has a live TV program admits that Russian VDV forces lost 50% of personnel...