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  • New York most expensive city in the world, research shows

    12/01/2022 11:24:49 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/2022 | Alejandra O’Connell-Domenech
    For the first time ever, New York City is the most expensive city in the world sharing the top spot with Singapore, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit annual survey. Both cities have bumped last year’s most costly city, Tel Aviv, down to third place in the survey’s top 10 most expensive cities list. The Big Apple’s new spot as the priciest place to live comes after a year of soaring rent prices in the city. Real estate firm Douglas Elliman released a report earlier this year showing the median price of Manhattan apartments shot up by 25 percent in...
  • Dog The Bounty Hunter co-star David Robinson dead at 50 after suffering 'stroke or heart attack

    12/01/2022 11:07:37 AM PST · by algore · 22 replies
    Dog The Bounty Hunter's co-star David Robinson has died at 50 after having a 'stroke or heart attack' while on a Zoom call. Robinson starred alongside Duane 'Dog' Chapman in Dog's Most Wanted, which ran for a single season on WGN in 2019. Robinson's ex-wife Rainey, who also appeared on the show, confirmed his death to TMZ on Thursday, saying David was on a Zoom call when he had a medical emergency. Police and paramedics' attempts CPR after arriving at the scene were unsuccessful. Sources close to Robinson said he appeared to have had a 'heart attack or stroke' -...
  • Gisele Fetterman says children were ‘appalled’ Oz campaign mocked husband’s stroke

    12/01/2022 11:01:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/01/2022 | OLAFIMIHAN OSHIN
    Gisele Fetterman, the wife of Senator-elect John Fetterman (D-Pa.), said that their children were “appalled” with Republican challenger Dr. Mehmet Oz’s campaign mocking her husband’s recent stroke. In an interview with NBC’s “Today” published Thursday, Fetterman said that her children were aware of the tactics Oz’s campaign accused to attack their father’s health condition, adding that their awareness made her proud. John Fetterman, Pennsylvania’s current lieutenant governor, suffered a stroke earlier this year, which affected the way he processes speech. Fetterman’s health scare was used by Oz’s campaign as an attack to question the current Senator-elect’s fitness to serve in...
  • UK white supremacist could be extradited to US for inspiring Buffalo shooter Peyton Gendron: court

    12/01/2022 10:52:57 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 9 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/01/2022 | Lee Brown
    A UK white supremacist could be extradited to the US for posting a series of vile videos that “encouraged and in part motivated” Buffalo mass shooter Peyton Gendron, a court was told. Daniel Harris, 19, was found guilty Tuesday of encouraging terrorism with the videos that called for an armed insurrection and glorified racist mass murderers, Derbyshire police said. Prosecutor Joe Allman told the court that the videos “encouraged and in part motivated” fellow teen Gendron, then 18, who killed 10 black Tops shoppers in May, the Times of London said. Gendron — who pleaded guilty to the mass shooting...
  • Florida Man Who Impersonated an Officer Arrested for Parole Violation

    12/01/2022 10:50:16 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 1 replies
    Florida Jolt ^ | 12/1/22 | Friedrich Seiltgen
    Florida man Jeremy Dewitte, 42, of Kissimmee is in the Osceola County jail for violating his probation for not deleting his YouTube account. Dewitte was finally taken into custody after barricading himself in his Kissimmee home. Osceola County deputies served Dewitte a warrant for violation of probation out of Orange County. The arrest comes a few months after his release from prison in September for impersonating a law enforcement officer in Orange County. Dewitte is also a convicted sex offender who apparently doesn’t live in reality. As he was being escorted out of his house by Osceola County sheriff’s deputies...
  • Report: Stacey Abrams Lobbying Biden to Be Next FCC Nominee

    12/01/2022 10:45:51 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/01/2022 | Sean Moran
    Twice-failed Georgia Democrat gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams is now lobbying the Joe Biden White House to be the next nominee for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), according to a report. FCC nominee Gigi Sohn’s confirmation vote has been put on the back burner as Senate Democrats’ one-member majority has struggled to find a way to confirm her. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, said that she will push to renominate Sohn, a radical progressive on technology issues, if Congress’s upper chamber cannot confirm her this congressional session.
  • Jean-Pierre Dodges Question On If Biden Will Try To Shut Down Twitter If It Hosts Offensive Content

    12/01/2022 10:44:56 AM PST · by Red Badger · 19 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | Nov 30, 2022 | Staff
    White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre dodged a question during Wednesday’s press briefing on whether the Biden administration would try to shut down Twitter if the platform hosts content that it doesn’t “like.” “When you say that you’re going to be monitoring some of the speech on [Twitter], if you see something that you don’t like, would you try to shut Twitter down?” Doocy asked. “So, look, you know, when you — when you talk about monitoring, you know, it is — I hate to break it to you, Peter: Just like everybody else, we very much monitor the news,”...
  • Why the GOP has labeled Hakeem Jeffries an 'election denier'

    12/01/2022 10:44:42 AM PST · by Conservat1 · 3 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 1, 2022 | Misty Severi, Breaking News Reporter
    Conservative lawmakers and members of the Republican National Committee have labeled the new leader of House Democrats an "election denier" because the new leader claimed the 2016 presidential election was fake. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), who was elected to replace House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as the leader of House Democrats on Wednesday, has denied the legitimacy of the 2016 election at least eight times, according to a researcher from the RNC. The 2016 contest resulted in the election of Donald Trump over former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • Canada's Girl Guides cancel name "Brownies."

    12/01/2022 10:42:23 AM PST · by golux · 43 replies
    https://www.girlguides.ca/WEB/GGC/branch_name_change.aspx | Girl Guides
    "Taking this step means we are creating more inclusive spaces where racialized girls in Canada can feel welcome and proud to belong in Girl Guides. With this change, we hope even more girls will see Guiding as a space where they can just be themselves..."
  • Report: California gun data breach was unintentional

    12/01/2022 10:31:36 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    ktla ^ | 11/30/2022
    California’s Department of Justice mistakenly posted the names, addresses and birthdays of nearly 200,000 gun owners on the internet because officials didn’t follow policies or understand how to operate their website, according to an investigation released Wednesday. The investigation, conducted by an outside law firm hired by the California Department of Justice, found that personal information for 192,000 people was downloaded 2,734 times by 507 unique IP addresses during a roughly 12-hour period in late June. All of those people had applied for a permit to carry a concealed gun. The data was exposed just days after the U.S. Supreme...
  • Zuckerberg slams Apple’s ‘problematic’ app store dominance

    12/01/2022 10:29:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    MSN via The Hill ^ | 12/01/2022 | Rebecca Klar
    Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg slammed Apple over its dominance over the app store market Wednesday, ramping up his criticism of the tech giant on the heels of similar comments made by new Twitter CEO Elon Musk. Zuckerberg called Apple’s control in the app store market “problematic” at The New York Times’ DealBook Summit. “It is the only one where one company can control what apps get on the device. I don’t think it’s sustainable or good,” Zuckerberg said. Apple only allows apps to be downloaded through the Apple App Store on devices that run on its iOS, such as iPhones...
  • For millions of student loan borrowers, the lucky break that might evaporate

    12/01/2022 10:25:09 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 15 replies
    The Boston Globe via MSN ^ | December 1, 2022 | by Yvonne Abraham
    Tens of millions of Americans who thought they’d gotten a huge and unexpected break suddenly can’t be sure. In August, President Biden told those laboring under obscene amounts of student loan debt that if they earn less than $125,000 per year, they would be eligible to have at least $10,000, and possibly up to $20,000, of that debt forgiven. Since then, 26 million people have applied for that relief, and 16 million have been approved so far. But now they’re in limbo, as a slew of Republican-led legal challenges claiming that Biden’s order exceeds his powers have frozen the loan...
  • Ye West LIVE In-Studio With Alex Jones! Uncensored, Unchained, Raw – WATCH LIVE NOW!

    12/01/2022 10:23:20 AM PST · by Subcutaneous Fishstick Blues · 6 replies
    Infowars ^ | December 1st 2022 | The Alex Jones Show
    In this world-exclusive interview, Alex Jones’ goal is to give Ye West (formerly Kanye) a LIVE & unfiltered forum to tell the world who he really is & NOT through the filter of gatekeepers - but directly to the people! Ali Alexander, Owen Shroyer, Nick Fuentes, and others will also join West & Jones for a lengthy roundtable discussion & will take questions from callers and social media! You DO NOT want to miss this! Share this link far & wide! Watch & share this world-exclusive encounter between Alex Jones & Ye West!
  • Kanye West on Alex Jones: I see good things about Hitler

    12/01/2022 10:21:49 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 56 replies
    Alex Jones: "You're not Hitler. You're not a Nazi." Ye: "Well, I see good things about Hitler, also. Every human being has value that they brought to the table, especially Hitler."
  • Vermont agrees to pay religious school tuition where public schools are unavailable

    12/01/2022 10:18:22 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 5 replies
    Parents in Vermont can now use the state’s tuition assistance for towns without public education at faith-based schools, attorneys announced Thursday, ending a 20-year dispute. The Vermont settlement was filed in court papers Wednesday, said the Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented two parents and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Burlington, Vermont, in suits against Education Secretary Daniel M. French. ADF legal counsel Paul Schmitt said in a statement, “For more than two decades, Vermont unlawfully excluded religious schools and their students from public benefits, essentially eliminating school choice for many parents in the state. As the U.S. Supreme Court recently...
  • CNN's Chris Cillizza Has Been Laid Off, According to Variety

    12/01/2022 10:11:17 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 36 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 12/1/22
    CNN's Chris Cillizza has been laid off, according to Variety
  • Apparently, No Lawyer Wants to Defend Cochise County’s Refusal to Certify Election Results

    12/01/2022 10:08:27 AM PST · by karpov · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | December 1, 2022 | Jim Geraghty
    The increasing ridiculousness of the stance of the supervisors in Cochise County, Ariz., appears to be another hard lesson of, “Don’t elect lunatics to positions of serious public responsibility”: Cochise County officials may go to court Thursday without an attorney to represent them against charges that they broke the law by failing to certify the results of the Nov. 8 election. County supervisors on Tuesday voted to hire attorney Bryan Blehm to defend them and the county government against two lawsuits, even though they had not discussed the matter with him. On Wednesday, they were caught flat-footed when Blehm declined...
  • FTX's Sam Bankman-Fried Says He Made Secret Donations to Republicans

    12/01/2022 10:06:51 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 27 replies
    Gizmodo
    Sam Bankman-Fried, the founder of FTX, says he donated equally to both Democratic and Republican politicians before his cryptocurrency platform filed for bankruptcy earlier this month, wiping out billions of dollars in customer deposits. And that fact is going to come as a real shock to right-wing political operatives on Fox News who’ve tried to claim Democrats were the only ones beholden to FTX cash. “I donated to both parties. I donated about the same amount to both parties,” Bankman-Fried said, according to a November 16 phone call published to YouTube by crypto commentator Tiffany Fong on Tuesday. Bankman-Fried’s claim...
  • How the Orwellian Term "Gun Violence" is used to Push Citizen Disarmament

    12/01/2022 10:05:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | November 29, 2022 | Dean Weingarten
    The term “gun violence” has been deliberately inculcated into the public debate over the last 20 years. It is common in news articles. It has been used in numerous court briefs. It appears in court decisions at the appellate level and in amicus briefs to the Supreme Court. George Orwell, in the novel 1984, explained how language can be structured to eliminate and curtail thought.“Gun violence” is an Orwellian term designed to structure and limit debate to pre-determined solutions. It is designed to hamper the ability to think about reality in certain ways. The purpose of Orwellian structuring of language...
  • Cold weather could cause French power cuts next week

    12/01/2022 10:00:57 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    Reuters via MSN ^ | December 1, 2022
    PARIS (Reuters) - Cold weather could lead to power cuts in France on Monday as delays to the restart of nuclear power following repair work leave supply lagging demand, analysts said. Nuclear power supply had been expected to reach around 40 gigawatts (GW) this week, but operator EDF's delay in restarting reactors meant it rose to only around 35 GW, leaving France more reliant on imports and gas-fired production. Refinitiv analyst Nathalie Gerl said the situation as a cold spell grips northwestern Europe this weekend and next week would be "much more critical" but for efforts to curb demand, especially...