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  • Blame Everyone But the Criminals: After Surge In Auto Thefts, Seattle Sues Hyundai And Kia For Failing To Install Anti-Theft Technology

    01/31/2023 9:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Nation and State ^ | 01/31/2023 | Tyler Durden
    The "blame everyone but the criminals" strategy being employed in most major U.S. cities - and contributing to the increase in crime while emboldening future criminals - doesn't show signs of stopping anytime soon. Case in point? The auto thefts in Seattle have gotten so bad that city attorneys in the liberal-run utopia are hilariously suing the manufacturers of Hyundai and Kia for failing to install anti-theft technology on their vehicles.Talk about missing the point.As Axios pointed out, auto thefts across the country have been on a surge over the last few years. In Seattle, Hyundai and Kia thefts were...
  • UK --- Your wood-burning stove could land you with a £300 fine and a criminal record

    01/31/2023 9:15:34 PM PST · by dennisw · 8 replies
    The Times UK ^ | 1 31 2023 | Adam Vaughan,
    Householders who flout air pollution rules on wood-burning stoves could face on-the-spot £300 fines and even a criminal record after the government promised to clamp down on the oldest and dirtiest appliances. Local authorities responsible for enforcing smoke control rules in urban areas have found it difficult to take people to court and provide evidence beyond reasonable doubt. English councils have issued only 17 fines over six years, despite more than 18,000 complaints. Now the government has instructed local authorities to consider using powers in the 2021 Environment Act to issue on-the-spot civil penalties, which can range from £175 to...
  • Ivermectin: Could Population-Wide Distribution Have Prevented China's Recent Mass COVID Outbreak? Consider the Experiences of India and Peru

    01/31/2023 9:15:31 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 01/31/2023 | Dr. Sean Lin and Mingjia Jacky Guan
    China’s state-run medicare program recently failed to reach an agreement with Pfizer to import more Paxlovid, claiming the COVID-19 treatment drug is too expensive. This is despite the drug being offered to the state at a reduced rate in comparison with that offered to other developed countries. Lack of Paxlovid will leave only Azvudine, an anti-HIV drug the Chinese communist regime rushed through development and re-branded as an anti-COVID drug, as a treatment option.An ivermectin bottle next to a positive blood sample of COVID-19. (Novikov Aleksey/Shutterstock)Given the recent explosive spread of COVID and the resulting skyrocketing rates of hospitalization, finding...
  • The Real Reasons For Big Tech Layoffs At Google, Microsoft, Meta, And Amazon

    01/31/2023 9:10:15 PM PST · by Cronos · 15 replies
    Forbes ^ | 30 January 2023 | Bernard Marr
    what is the true reason for these mass cuts that have left tens of thousands (80% of them in the US) out of work? This was what data experts at 365 Data Science attempted to get to the bottom of when they decided to run their own analysis of the figures. ...the median time a recently laid-off employee has been in their role is roughly two years. This could suggest that, in some ways, these cuts represent a winding-back of hiring policies put in place since the pandemic. More surprising though, was the fact that the median level of experience...
  • Fertilizer Shortage Puts World On Verge of Food Crisis

    01/31/2023 9:03:04 PM PST · by CFW · 15 replies
    Lidblog ^ | 1/30/23 | Warner Todd Huston And Jeff Dunetz
    The world is facing a long list of troubles often isolated to specific regions. Still, one issue experts warn is just on the horizon is a global food shortage that is likely to threaten every country. Farmers everywhere are already noting there is a shortage of fertilizers needed to keep crop yields at their highest levels to feed the nearly 8 billion people of the world. Last year, for instance, U.S. Army Special Forces veteran and author Michael Yon told SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily that all of the 26 major plants in Europe that produce nitrogen-based fertilizers are either closed...
  • NBA Star Steph Curry all about "equality" until it gets too close to his backyard

    01/31/2023 9:03:02 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2023 | Beege Wellborn
    I am not a basketball fan. I never have been, and, quite frankly, the current crop of blowhard anti-American racist multi-bazillionaires like Lebron James make it easy to stay that way. All the posturing and lecturing and finger-pointing from those oppressed folks drawing down hundreds of millions for playing a game gets a little tedious in the face of the challenges of real life. The life where you have a job every day, worry about money if the transmission goes in the car or the dog needs a vet visit or, God forbid, you’re buying food for a tween-age boy...
  • Gallup Survey: the biggest problem facing America is its own government

    01/31/2023 8:58:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    What is the “most important problem” facing the country today? That’s a question that Gallup regularly asks Americans and the most recent edition of that survey just dropped this week. You might imagine that crime, inflation, high prices, or the border crisis would be at the top of the list. To be sure, plenty of people cited those issues. But the number one problem on the list was “The Government/Poor Leadership.” More than one in five people (21%) chose that answer, a notable increase from the same survey conducted a few months earlier. So Joe Biden’s presidency continues to set...
  • Octavia Spencer Says She Experienced ‘More Racism’ In Los Angeles Than In Her Alabama Hometown

    01/31/2023 8:51:40 PM PST · by grundle · 5 replies
    The Oscar-winning actress recalls encounters she experienced soon after moving to Hollywood. Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer has revealed that she experienced more racism in Los Angeles than her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama. After appearing on a recent episode of Marc Maron’s “WTF” podcast, Spencer shared that she expected the West Coast, blue state of California, to be a “free and liberal thinking place,” after she moved there in 1996 but since has experienced “more racism” than her southern hometown. “It is so funny. It’s right out of ‘Pretty Woman,’” the Truth Be Told actress said. “I remember going into a...
  • Ukraine and The Lost Lessons of Vietnam

    01/31/2023 8:33:11 PM PST · by Antioch · 15 replies
    US Russia Accord ^ | Jan 31, 2023 | James Carden
    Days ago marked 50 years since the signing of the Paris Peace Accords which effectively ended American participation in the Vietnam war. One of the consequences, according to Georgetown University international affairs scholar Charles Kupchan, was that an “isolationist impulse” made a “significant comeback in response to the Vietnam War, which severely strained the liberal internationalist consensus.” As the Cold War historian John Lamberton Harper points out, President Jimmy Carter’s hawkish Polish-born national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, scorned his intra-administration rival, the cautious, gentlemanly secretary of state Cyrus Vance as “a nice man but burned by Vietnam.” Indeed, Vance and...
  • In Russia, comedian's satirical song about Ukraine war draws complaints

    01/31/2023 8:32:47 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 5 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | 2023-01-26 | Andrew Osborn
    LONDON, Jan 26 (Reuters) - A new song by a well-known Russian comic that satirizes Moscow's war in Ukraine and its supporters has been referred to prosecutors by a patriotic organization which believes it discredits the army, now a criminal offense. The song, by Semyon Slepakov, is called "Lullaby" and likens Russia, with dark irony, to a mother who glorifies the idea of dying on the battlefields of Ukraine and believes it is her sons' duty to lay down their lives for her own greatness. [skip] 'LATTE AND CHEESECAKE' In the song, which includes the line "there's nothing better than...
  • California's plan to power EVs has one glaring shortcoming

    01/31/2023 8:01:18 PM PST · by CFW · 27 replies
    HotAir.com ^ | 1/30/23 | Jazz Shaw
    You may have already heard about California Governor Gavin Newsom’s announcement last year that his state will ban the sale of gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. Restrictions on how many non-electric vehicles can be sold will begin in just three years. This is making all of the climate alarmists very happy, of course, but there is a significantly large fly in the ointment of this plan. In order to charge up roughly 12.5 million EVs on a daily basis, the state will need to have a lot of electricity available on the power grid. But nobody seems to have run through...
  • Joe Biden Says "The COVID Emergency Will End When The Supreme Court Ends It"

    01/31/2023 7:53:42 PM PST · by conservative98 · 15 replies
    GOP War Room ^ | 1.31.23 | Joe Biden
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  • Ukraine is shaping up as a forever war

    01/31/2023 7:53:25 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 11 replies
    The Times UK ^ | Tuesday January 31 2023, 9.00pm GMT | Roger Boyes
    The great nightmare of the Cold War was that giant Russian tank armies would not only crush their immediate neighbours but also sweep across the north German plains, hug western cities like Hamburg and hold them hostage, confounding all our calculations about a cautious escalation ladder. Now we have promised to supply Ukraine with a Nato tank army, there is a new version of this bad dream: is the war set to run out of control? It is difficult to see the relatively small number of pledged tanks matching their billing of becoming a game changer. At the Battle of...
  • Nikki Haley running for President; to Announce February 15

    01/31/2023 7:36:38 PM PST · by Republicans 2016 2020 · 71 replies
    Post and Courier ^ | January 31, 2023 | Schuyler Kropf
    Cementing what has been in the works for months, former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley will formally announce she is running for president and will seek the Republican nomination for her party’s 2024 ticket, The Post and Courier has learned.
  • SIZE MATTERS: Biden challenges McCarthy: 'Show me your budget and I’ll show you mine'

    01/31/2023 7:34:16 PM PST · by AirForceVet1988 · 16 replies
    FOX News ^ | 1-30-23 | Brandon Gillespie
    President Biden posed a challenge to House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Monday amid rising tensions surrounding the debate over raising the federal debt ceiling: "Show me your budget and I'll show you mine." Biden made the remarks while responding to a question from CNN about what his message to McCarthy would be during the upcoming meeting between the two, expected to be held Wednesday at the White House. McCarthy ...
  • Netanyahu would consider Ukraine-Russia mediator role if asked-CNN interview

    01/31/2023 7:29:08 PM PST · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Reuters ^ | 1/31/2023 | Reuters
    Jan 31 (Reuters)-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday he would be willing to serve as a mediator between Russia and Ukraine if asked by both countries and the United States...
  • Biden’s New Border Admission Policy Allows Haitian, Cuban Migrants To Receive Receive An Array Of Public Benefits

    01/31/2023 7:21:30 PM PST · by CFW · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/31/23 | Jennie Taer
    The Biden administration’s new policy to permit migrants that would otherwise be expelled allows for Haitians and Cubans to receive an array of public benefits, according to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Haitian and Cuban migrants paroled into the U.S. can receive Medicaid, food stamps and cash benefits, according to HHS’ Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR). The new program uses parole authority to allow 30,000 Venezuelans, Nicaraguans, Cubans and Haitians to enter the U.S. on a monthly basis if they have a sponsor. Migrants of the aforementioned nationalities would otherwise be expelled under Title 42, the Trump-era...
  • Hungary Proposes To Nominate Turkish President Erdogan For Nobel Peace Prize (Russia-Ukraine)

    01/31/2023 7:20:32 PM PST · by Nextrush · 10 replies
    MENAFN ^ | 1/31/2023 | MENAFN-Trend News Agency
    Hungary has proposed to nominate Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the Nobel Peace Prize, said Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Peter Szijjarto during today's press conference with Turkish FM Mevlut Cavushoglu, Trend reports. Within this context, the efforts of the Turkish President peace between Ukraine and Russia were particularly noted...
  • Catholic students kicked out of the Smithsonian ​for wearing pro-life hats

    01/31/2023 7:07:29 PM PST · by CFW · 19 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 1/31/23 | Carlos Garcia
    A dozen Catholic school students were kicked out of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., because they were wearing beanies with a pro-life message. The American Center of Law and Justice is representing the parents of the students from Our Lady of the Rosary School in Greenville County, South Carolina.
  • Wagner Troops See Rise in Diseases, Infections Due to Poor Hygiene: Ukraine

    01/31/2023 7:05:35 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 12 replies
    Newsweek ^ | January 31, 2023 | Andrew Stanton
    Wagner Group mercenaries saw a spike in infectious diseases due to their poor hygiene, Ukraine said on Tuesday. Ukraine's latest statement about the dire condition of Russian troops comes more than 11 months after Russian President Vladimir Putin launched the Ukraine "special military operation" in February 2022. Putin initially hoped his troops would carry him to a quick victory, but Ukrainian successes have translated to losses for Putin's troops, compelling Moscow's military leaders to turn to the Wagner Group, a paramilitary unit founded by Putin ally Yevgeny Prigozhin. Wagner mercenaries in January delivered a key victory to Russia in Soledar....