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  • Grandmother Of 8 Killed During Attempted Carjacking In Rural Stanislaus County, Family Says

    06/10/2021 4:05:27 PM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 49 replies
    13 CBS Sacramento ^ | 06/07/21 | Renee Santos
    WESTLEY (CBS13) – The woman who was gunned down during an attempted carjacking outside an Executive Inn in rural Stanislaus County was a mother of three and grandmother of eight, her family told CBS13 on Monday. The family identified the woman killed as 60-year-old Elizabeth Mann of Tracy. They called Mann generous enough to give a person the last dollar out of her pocket. Cherri Booth ​was a guest at the inn and saw the aftermath of the violence as the Mann’s son rushed outside. “It just breaks my heart because that trickled down to all of her children, grandchildren....
  • Cringe: Mark Zuckerberg Posts Video of Himself Throwing Spear with Ear Protectors On

    06/10/2021 3:13:05 PM PDT · by DoodleBob · 125 replies
    Bretbart ^ | June 8, 2021 | Alana Mastrangelo
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg posted videos of himself on Monday throwing spears at wooden targets, and shooting a bow and arrow at bowling pins. The social media Master of the Universe inexplicably wore hearing protection when throwing spears. “I have a very particular set of skills…” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook caption that featured a video of himself throwing a spear at a wooden target in slow motion. The CEO wore hearing protection to throw spears normally associated with firearms.In another caption of a slow-motion video of him shooting a bow and arrow at bowling pins, the Facebook CEO wrote,...
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States (10 June, as of 06:00 AM ET)

    06/10/2021 3:06:49 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 28 replies
    CDC ^ | 10 June 2021 | CDC
    (President Trump's Operation Warp Speed Update) (First shots slowing - New Cases, Hospitalizations and Deaths may be levelling off at a new lower plateau) Total Vaccine Doses Delivered: 372,830,865 (21,397,000 J&J) Administered: 305,687,618 (11,346,781 J&J) People Vaccinated, At Least One Dose: 172,423,605 Fully Vaccinated: 141,583,252
  • Yale isn’t America’s only top institution facing a meltdown

    06/10/2021 2:07:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | June 10, 2021 | Glenn H. Reynolds
    Trouble is brewing at Yale University for a number of reasons.. Yale University appears to be in the midst of a meltdown. You may find that irrelevant, or even amusing, but you shouldn’t. Because Yale’s sad condition, unfortunately, is common to many of our most important institutions. As I wrote here last week, Yale’s governing board, faced with a challenge by an outsider, secretly rewrote its rules as the votes were counted, so as to ensure no more unapproved candidates. Why is Yale so eager to avoid outside scrutiny? There was also a scandal about a speaker at Yale who...
  • Sanctuary State Massachusetts: Illegal Alien Charged with Raping Teen on Martha’s Vineyard Ferry

    06/10/2021 1:56:25 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 49 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2021 | JOHN BINDER
    An illegal alien has been charged with raping a teenage girl on a Martha’s Vineyard ferry in the sanctuary state of Massachusetts. Bruno Sanches De Jesus, a 20-year-old illegal alien, was arrested and charged with two counts of rape this week after allegedly raping an 18-year-old girl on the Steamship Authority ferry that runs from Martha’s Vineyard to Woods Hole, Massachusetts. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson revealed that De Jesus overstayed his 90-day visa two years ago after arriving in the United States from Portugal. De Jesus, Hodgson said, has been living in Dorchester, Massachusetts since then. “We don’t have...
  • Derek Chauvin murder trial cost Minneapolis $2.9M in police overtime

    06/10/2021 1:31:08 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    NY Post ^ | 06/10/2021 | Jorge Fitz-Gibbon
    Beefed-up security came with a hefty price tag at the murder trial of ex-Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin for the death of George Floyd. The Minnesota city’s police department chalked up $2.9 million in overtime during the high-profile trial, which led to Chauvin’s conviction on murder charges, Fox affiliate KMSP-TV reported. The revelation came as Minneapolis police asked the city council at a Wednesday night hearing for $5 million in additional funding to offset spiraling costs, KMSP said.
  • Exclusive: Louisiana AG Landry Says ‘Bans Against Any Firearms Are Ridiculous’

    06/10/2021 1:12:18 PM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/10/2021 | AWR Hawkins
    Breitbart News sat down to discuss the Second Amendment with Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and he shared his view “bans against any firearms are ridiculous.” Landry made his statement in the context of explaining his role in seeking to get the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) to defend the Second Amendment by striking down New Jersey’s “high capacity” magazine ban. Breitbart News brought up the coalition of 24 states which AG Landry is leading in hopes of SCOTUS intervention in New Jersey’s ban. AG Landry responded by affirming “bans against any firearm are ridiculous. What makes this...
  • Houston homicides up 35%, which is much higher than Chicago, LA or NY

    06/10/2021 1:10:37 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 41 replies
    2 KPRC (NBC - Houston) ^ | June 9, 2021 | Vincent Crivelli, Jacob Rascon, Debbie Strauss
    Homicide rates are rising once again across the country after last year’s spike, and Houston is faring worse than the largest U.S. cities. Four homicides in Houston in the last 24-hours have brought the total this year to 199, a 35% increase over 2020. Compare that to only a 5% increase in homicides so far over last year in Chicago, a 17% increase in New York and a 23% increase in Los Angeles. The total number of homicides is also higher in Houston than in Los Angeles, a city with nearly twice the population. It’s also higher than New York...
  • Olympic swimmer pulls out of competition citing 'misogynistic perverts'

    06/10/2021 1:09:10 PM PDT · by MNDude · 110 replies
    An Olympic hopeful has pulled out of Australia's swimming trials for the Tokyo Games, citing "misogynistic perverts" as the reason, Reuters reported on Thursday. Australian swimmer Madeline Groves, a two-time Olympic silver medalist, on Wednesday shared on Instagram that she had pulled out from the Olympic swimming trials in Adelaide, adding on Twitter that it was "a lesson to all misogynistic perverts." "You can no longer exploit young women and girls, body shame or medically gaslight them and then expect them to represent you so you can earn your annual bonus," she wrote, adding: "Time's UP."
  • Rep. Jim Jordan to FBI Director: "Freedom is under attack, and director, a lot of Americans think you're part of the problem"

    06/10/2021 1:06:01 PM PDT · by RandFan · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 10 | Rep. Jim Jordan
    Rep. Jim Jordan to FBI Director Chris Way: "Freedom is under attack, and director, a lot of Americans think you're part of the problem." Clip...
  • Despite Protests, Biden’s War on Pipelines, Oil and Gas Flowing from Canada to U.S. at Record Volumes

    06/10/2021 12:54:17 PM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/9/2021 | Penny Starr
    Police were called to the Enbridge Inc. Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota earlier this week after protestors shackled themselves to the equipment being used to modernize and expand the infrastructure, in service since 1968, shipping crude oil from Alberta, Canada, to Midwest U.S. refiners. The protesters, mostly white according to photographs accompanying a Reuters report, said they stand with indigenous people who believe the pipelines are a threat to waterways despite no evidence to back up the claims. In fact, Enbridge puts out an annual safety report detailing spills. In 2020 statistics included seven spills, all on Enbridge property. The...
  • 'It could be devastating': Deutsche Bank warns 5% inflation may get WORSE as prices rise at fastest rate since 2008 Great Recession and GOP blame Biden's stimulus programs

    06/10/2021 12:48:11 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | June 10, 2021 | KEITH GRIFFITH FOR DAILYMAIL.COM and WIRES
    Deutsche Bank has issued a stark warning on inflation, after consumer prices in the U.S. rose at a faster rate in May than any time since the Great Recession. In its report Thursday, the government said that overall consumer prices rose 0.6 percent in May, bringing the annual inflation rate to 5 percent, the highest level since August 2008. Core inflation, which excludes volatile energy and food costs, rose 0.7 percent in May after an even bigger jump in April, and is up 3.8 over the past 12 months, the quickest rate since 1992. In a report on this week,...
  • Joe Biden Plans to Surrender Protections for American Steel and Aluminum

    06/10/2021 12:26:11 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9 Jun 2021 | JOHN CARNEY
    When President Joe Biden meets with European leaders next week, he will commit to dropping tariffs protecting U.S. steel and aluminum and resolving other trade disputes this summer. ...Bloomberg’s indicated the surrender of metals tariffs was practically a done deal. Bloomberg, CNBC, and Reuters said they had reviewed a draft statement that would be issued at the conclusion of an EU-U.S. summit in Brussels set to begin on June 15.
  • Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy Leads NJ Gubernatorial Race by Double Digits

    06/10/2021 12:25:32 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 46 replies
    breitbart ^ | 06/10/2021 | Hannah Bleau
    New Jersey’s Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy is leading by double digits in the state’s gubernatorial race, a Rutgers-Eagleton Poll released this week found. The Garden State held its primary elections on Tuesday, solidifying former New Jersey Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli’s (R) bid against Murphy, who won the Democrat nomination and is now vying for a second term:
  • Obama: Poland and Hungary have become authoritarian democracies

    06/10/2021 11:57:18 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 65 replies
    TVN24 ^ | June 8, 2021 | Staff
    Former U.S. President Barack Obama in an interview for CNN's Anderson Cooper shared his thoughts, among other things, on the global crisis of democracy. "All of us as citizens have to recognize that the path towards an undemocratic America is not gonna happen in just one bang. It happens in a series of steps" - said the former president. "And when you look what's happened in places like Hungary and Poland, that obviously did not have the same democratic traditions as we did, they weren't as deeply rooted, and yet as recently as 10 years ago were functioning democracies, now...
  • As much as 50% of the stimulus unemployment money may have been stolen, Axios reports

    06/10/2021 11:45:10 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 35 replies
    https://news.yahoo.com ^ | June 10, 2021, 8:18 AM | Ayelet Sheffey
    From direct stimulus payments to unemployment benefits, Americans have received several different forms of financial aid during the pandemic. But a large chunk of that aid - as much as 50% - might not have made it into the hands of the right people. Axios reported on Thursday that unemployment fraud has been on the rise during the pandemic, with Blake Hall, the CEO of ID.me, a fraud-prevention service, telling the news service that America has lost $400 billion to fraudulent claims and that as much as 50% of unemployment claims might have been stolen. The CEO of LexisNexis Risk...
  • New Mexico again offers virus relief to immigrants, elderly

    06/10/2021 11:33:23 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2021 | by CEDAR ATT
    <p>SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico officials are opening up applications next week for the second round of cash payments to residents who are ineligible for federal stimulus funds, including immigrants in the country without legal permission.</p><p>The application window for the $5 million program opens Monday, the Human Services Department announced Thursday, and closes June 25.</p>
  • Message in a jacket: Jill Biden offers ‘love’ during UK trip

    06/10/2021 11:27:35 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 66 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | June 10, 2021 | By ALEXANDRA JAFFE and AAMER MADHANI
    CARBIS BAY, England (AP) — Jill Biden is sending a sartorial message of “love” as she accompanies her husband President Joe Biden overseas. The first lady wore a black jacket with the word “love” outlined on the back in silver beading as she and the president met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his wife Thursday. She wore the same jacket more than two years ago to kick off Biden’s presidential campaign. “We’re bringing love from America,” she told reporters, explaining her fashion choice. “This is a global conference and we are trying to bring unity across the globe...
  • China Increasing Military Capability at 'Serious and Sustained Rate,' Top U.S. General Say

    06/10/2021 11:07:41 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 42 replies
    https://www.newsweek.com ^ | 6/10/21 | BY JASON LEMON
    rmy General Mark Milley, chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, warned on Thursday that China's military is rapidly expanding its capabilities, saying that the U.S. must take steps to ensure that it maintains a competitive advantage moving forward. Milley, who has served as the chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since September 2019, made the assessment during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Thursday. The top U.S. general cautioned that the Chinese military has been building its capabilities at "a very serious and sustained rate," Reuters first reported. "We must ensure that we retain our competitive and...
  • Russia officially declares Alexey Navalny's movement, the biggest opposition force, an "extremist" group

    06/10/2021 11:03:36 AM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 35 replies
    CBS "News" ^ | June 10, 2021 | Mary Ilyushina
    Moscow — A court in the Russian capital has granted government prosecutors' their wish, formally designating the anti-corruption and political movement led by jailed Kremlin critic Alexey Navalny an extremist entity. It was likely the fatal blow for what has become the most resilient opposition force in Russian politics over the past decade.The court handed down its decision on Wednesday after a 12-hour closed-door hearing, essentially putting Navalny's Anti-Corruption Foundation (FBK) and an associated network of regional offices in the same category as ISIS and the Taliban in the eyes of the Russian government....Many of Navalny's close allies, including the...