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April 19, 2018

Illegal Aliens Caught near Border with ‘Assault-Style Firearms'

April 18 - Border Patrol agents arrested a group of heavily armed Mexican nationals who illegally crossed the border into southern Arizona. The agents found three Mexican nationals who were carrying multiple weapons–including “assault-style firearms.” Tucson Sector agents teamed up with air support from U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s Air and Marine Operations (CBP-AMO) to locate the group of men after camera surveillance detected them walking north about 17 miles...

Feds Detain 225 Migrants in New York’s ‘Sanctuary City’

April 18 - Immigration enforcement agents tracked and arrested 225 illegal aliens in New York’s “sanctuary city” where Democrat politicians are protecting illegals in the huge cheap-labor workforce which supports the city’s elite finance sector. A statement from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement stated the six-day operation picked up 60 migrants who had been arrested and then released by the city’s police forces, despite federal requests to detain them for...

California has eight of ten most polluted U.S. cities [but the weather's nice]

April 18 - Forget the Golden State. California should be called the Smoggy State. Eight of the USA's 10 most-polluted cities, in terms of ozone pollution, are in California, according to the American Lung Association's annual "State of the Air" report, released Wednesday. The Los Angeles/Long Beach area took the dubious distinction of being the nation's most ozone-polluted city as it has for nearly the entire 19-year history of the report.

Washington Post and NY Times Win Pulitzer Prize For FAKE NEWS

April 17 - Because they are just as fake as each other, and one was not able to out-fake the other with their Russia/Trump conspiracy theories, Washington Post and The New York Times have shared a Pulitzer prize. That is correct, in what seems more like a participation trophy for attempting to do journalism, the newspapers were both literally given an award for reporting something that doesn’t exist. After one year of investigations into the matter, no evidence has come to light...

African American Guy Walks Into Starbucks, Says “Racist,” Immediately Gets Free Coffee

April 18 - A new video shows an African American man walking into Starbucks, dropping the word “racist” and immediately being given a free coffee. The stunt was in response to news that Starbucks is set to close 8,000 stores for an afternoon for race-bias training. Bryan Sharpe, who goes by “Hotep Jesus” on Twitter, recorded himself walking into a Starbucks and telling a barista, “I heard ya’ll was racist, so I came to get my free coffee.” “I heard ya’ll don’t like African American people...

DC Considers Allowing 16-Year-Olds to Vote

April 17 - A Washington D.C. council member introduced legislation last week that will allow 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in federal and local elections in 2020. The council member, Charles Allen (D), says he got the idea after watching the “March For Our Lives” protests. Just as liberals want to flood the U.S. with illegal aliens who rely on the state and predominately vote Democrat, they also want to mobilize the tide pod generation to vote for them.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Grant Parolees Right to Vote

April 18 - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday used executive powers to grant all parolees in New York the right to vote, bypassing the state Legislature on a measure long-sought by activists. The move makes New York the 15th state to restore voting rights to people still on parole, the governor’s office said, and it would impact some 35,000 current parolees. “We’re trying to reintegrate a person into society,” Mr. Cuomo said at a convention for the Rev. Al Sharpton’s advocacy group...

Condemned California home with holes in roof, mildew, sells for $1.23 million

April 19 - A condemned home in Northern California — with holes in the roof and mildew inside — recently sold for $1.23 million, becoming the latest example of the Bay Area's tight housing market. The home in Fremont was originally listed for $1 million but ended up closing at $230,000 over its asking price, listing agent Larry Gallegos told KTVU. “We had a couple of offers that were very close. Actually, my client, when I first met them, wanted a little bit more than that with the price...

How can a person be physically sucked from an airplane? A former pilot explains

[They can't, it's a myth. Airliner cabins are only pressurized to 8-12psi. Hardly enough to push (suck) someone out. Fake News?]

April 19 - The Philadelphia medical examiner said Wednesday that Jennifer Riordan, who was nearly sucked from a Southwest Airlines flight mid-air on Tuesday, died from blunt trauma to the head, neck and torso. But retired United Airlines captain Ross Aimer told CBSN's Elaine Quijano on Wednesday that if Riordan hadn't been wearing her seat belt, it's likely she would have been completely sucked out of the aircraft. "You have an incredible amount of pressure...

Cory Booker’s Got a Liberal Litmus Test for Christians: You Approve of Homosexual Sex, or You Can’t Serve

April 16 - Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) says he will not vote for President Trump's nominee to head the State Department, singling out the nominee's Christian views on sexuality. "Do you believe that homosexual sex is a perversion?" That was the question directed at CIA Director Mike Pompeo last week during his Senate confirmation hearings to become the next secretary of state. Then on Facebook, Booker implied that people with biblical views, like Pompeo, are responsible for depression...

April 12, 2018

Anchorage voters first in the nation to reject bathroom bill

April 12 - Voters in Alaska's largest city are on track to becoming the first in the U.S. to defeat a so-called bathroom bill in a referendum that asked them to require people using public bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender at birth. The initiative asked Anchorage's voters to repeal an ordinance passed in 2015 that prevented discrimination based on sexual orientation and added a clause that would have prevented transgender people from using bathrooms and locker rooms...

UK Government to Crack Down on Homeschooling over ‘Extremism’ Fears

April 11 - The government is set to crack down on homeschooling amidst concerns that some out-of-school education settings are failing to promote its liberal definition of “British values”. Parents who want to homeschool their children could be forced to register with local authorities and be made subject to inspection, according to a government report published Tuesday raising the prospect of prosecution for families which failed to comply. Seeking views over the next 12 weeks...

Man Stabbed on Morning Rush Hour Train as London Knife Crime Epidemic Continues

April 11 - A man was stabbed on a busy rush hour train on Wednesday morning at Stratford International Station in Sadiq Khan’s London. The man was stabbed just after 9 am whilst aboard a Docklands Light Railway (DLR) train at the international station, just a short walk from one of the country’s busiest shopping centres, Westfield. The victim’s injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, and no suspects have been arrested. A British Transport Police spokesman...

Approaching 13 Per Cent of All German Residents Are Foreign Born

April 12 - Nearly 13 per cent of residents in central-European powerhouse Germany are now foreign-born according to the national statistics bureau, in news that comes shortly after the revelation that nearly a quarter of all Germans possess a migrant background. The foreign-born population of Germany rose 5.8 per cent in 2017, a slightly less pronounced growth than the previous year but nonetheless continuing the steep growth of the open-border nation’s foreign-born residents, the national statistics office Destatis revealed.

Europe’s Jews Facing Resurgent Anti-Semitism, Highest Levels ‘Since the Second World War’

April 12 - Jewish communities across Europe are enduring a level of mainstream anti-Semitism “not seen since the Second World War,” the European Jewish Congress has warned. That chilling message was delivered just hours after Tel Aviv University’s Kantor Center Report on Antisemitism Worldwide 2017 was released on Wednesday, which noted that while the number of violent anti-Semitic incidents dropped in 2017 by 9 percent, to 327 cases, all types of incidents—ranging from harassment...

L.A. County wants to help build guest houses in backyards - for homeless people

April 11 - "Not in my backyard" protests helped block homeless housing in Temple City, delayed it in Boyle Heights and, last month, killed Orange County's plan to relocate homeless people to shelters. Now, Los Angeles officials want to turn NIMBYism on its head — by paying property owners to put houses for homeless people in their backyards. In August, the county Board of Supervisors approved a $550,000 pilot program to build a handful of small backyard houses, or upgrade...

Gonorrhea No Longer Treatable

April 10 - Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) that infects an estimated 820,000 people in the U.S. annually, mostly those between the ages of 15 and 24. Worldwide, 78 million people are infected with gonorrhea every year. Caused by the Neisseria gonorrhoeae bacterium, gonorrhea is spread by through sexual contact, as well as from mother to baby during childbirth. This bacterial infection has long been easily treated with antibiotics, but gonorrhea is increasingly...

April 4, 2018

You can soon skip signing receipts for most credit card purchases

March 30 - The checkout lanes at your favorite stores should soon move more quickly, thanks to an industry move away from signing for purchases. Major credit card companies Mastercard, Visa, American Express and Discover are eliminating the need for shoppers to sign receipts for credit and debit sales beginning April 14. That means most merchants in the U.S. or Canada can decide whether or not to require signatures on sales using cards or mobile payments.

Mother and son found dead at home in Hanover after mauling by dog

April 4 - A 52-year-old woman and her 27-year-old son have been found dead at their home in northern Germany after apparently being mauled by their Staffordshire terrier, police said Wednesday. The pair were discovered at their flat in Hanover, capital of Lower Saxony, on Tuesday evening, after a relative saw the bloodied body of one of the victims through a window and rang the emergency services. Firefighters were called in to capture the dog who was still inside the residence, Hanover police said in a statement.

UK Police Will Be Trained to ‘Highest Standard’ of Understanding LGBT Issues

April 3 - Northumbria’s Police Commissioner has hired a team of 19 ‘hate crime advocates’ to educate officers on LGBT issues and the “needs” of sexual minorities. Assembled by the LGBT Federation North East — a regional umbrella group of campaigners and individuals in the region who “aim to change attitudes and behaviours towards LGBT people”, according to its website — the team will also offer “one-to-one guidance” to victims of so-called hate crime as well as training police...

#ZuckSchumer: Street Artist ‘Sabo’ Plasters New York with Anti-Facebook, Chuck Schumer Posters

April 3 - Conservative street artist Sabo has plastered New York with posters targeting Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY). One poster featured the caption, “You can’t watch your kids 24/7… But we can,” along with the hashtag #ZuckSchumer and a picture of Zuckerberg, Schumer, and disgraced Democrat congressman and registered sex offender Anthony Weiner. Another poster mixed Zuckerberg and Schumer’s faces together, while other signs included...

Texas High School Swaps Confederate Mascot for ‘Service Dog’

April 4 - The push to remove all Confederate iconography continues at one Texas high school where eligible students voted to replace its Old South logo with a politically correct “service dog” mascot. Students at the soon-to-be formerly named Robert E. Lee High in the North East Independent School District recently selected the rendering of a service dog, ending the era where their campus logo featured 13 stars and “Grumpy Gus,” a cartoon Confederate soldier bearing the signature red and gray campus colors.

With Vice President Pence breaking tie, Senate passes anti-Planned Parenthood bill

March 30 - Vice President Pence cast a tie-breaking Senate vote Thursday to pass legislation that will allow states to withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other health care providers that perform abortions. The measure, which now goes to President Trump for his signature, dismisses an Obama-era rule banning states from denying federal funds to such organizations. Pence's vote was needed to break a 50-50 tie. Republicans Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska...

[Gun Controlled] London murder rate overtakes New York as knife crime rises

April 3 - London police investigated more murders than their New York counterparts did over the last two months, statistics show, as the British capital's mayor vowed to fight a "violent scourge" on the streets. There were 15 murders in London in February against 14 in New York, according to London's Metropolitan Police Service and the New York Police Department. For March, 22 murders were investigated in London, with 21 reports in New York. In the latest bloodshed, a 17-year-old girl died...

Facebook now bans image of Jesus on cross

April 2 - An image of the San Damiano Cross, showing Jesus in glory, “reigning from his cruciform throne,” has been rejected by Facebook because of its “shocking content.” “This is what the monitors at Facebook consider excessively violent, sensational, and shocking,” said a statement from Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio. The university said it had posted a series of ads to Facebook to promote an online degree program for theology, catechetics and evangelization. Explained Facebook...

See 3D model of Long Haired Jesus from Shroud

April 3 - If indeed the Shroud of Turin is the burial cloth of Jesus, Professor Giulio Fanti of Italy’s University of Padua believes he has created the first 3D model of his image and body. “We believe that we have the precise image of what Jesus looked like on this earth,” said Fanti, who teaches mechanical and thermal measurements and is a Shroud researcher. “This statue is the three-dimensional representation in actual size of the Man of the Shroud, created following the precise measurements...

Air Force sued over flag-folding assault as airman mentions God

April 3 - Charles Roberson was retiring from the U.S. Air Force and asked a friend, Oscar Rodriguez Jr., to say a few words at his ceremony about the meaning of the folding of the flag, a tradition at such events. When Rodriguez, a retired Air Force master sergeant, stood up to speak, however, several uniformed airmen grabbed him, dragged him from the building and ordered him off the base. Now Roberson and Rodriguez are suing the Air Force for damages, alleging officials at Travis Air Force Base...

[Unintended Consequences] Crazed YouTube shooter raged about site's 'filter'

April 3 - Before a woman opened fire at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, and killed herself Tuesday, she raged about the website’s filters. Police identified the woman shooter who wounded at least four people as Nasim Aghdam, a woman in her 30s who lived in Southern California. Nasim means “breeze” in Arabic, and Aghdam is a common surname in Iran. Her now-terminated YouTube account, under the name “Nasim Wonder1,” described her as a “Persian woman vegan bodybuilder”...

Tech CEOs call for gun control following YouTube shooting

April 3 - Several Silicon Valley leaders called for increased gun control on Tuesday afternoon after a woman at the headquarters of YouTube shot and wounded three people before taking her own life. Tech companies have largely avoided the topic of gun control in the United States, but they have previously pushed for progressive stances on other hot-topic issues, ranging from climate change to same-sex marriage and comprehensive immigration reform.

March 28, 2018

Defying US, PA returns to directly financing convicted terrorists

March 28 - The Palestinian Authority (PA) has decided to return to directly providing financial aid to families of terrorists imprisoned in Israel and to families of terrorists killed in attacks against Israel—who they refer to as "freedom fighters" and "martyrs." The PA had been indirectly paying the families for four years, but has not decided to pay directly. The move comes after the US passed last Friday the Taylor Force Act—which halts economic aid to the PA until they cease paying stipends...

David Hogg as Hitler parody 'offensive'

March 27 - Hitler’s rants, once instilling fear, have become a source of humor in today’s world. Overdubs of his shrieks have been used to make fun of Obamacare, Sen. Ted Cruz and more. But YouTube believes that one such parody, using Hitler’s voice and the image of anti-gun activist and student David Hogg at last weekend’s anti-gun rally in Washington, could be a problem. On its site, it has posted the warning, “The following content has been identified by the YouTube community as inappropriate...

Here it is (video embedding prohibited):

Israel speeds up U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem

March 28 - Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon on Wednesday signed a waiver allowing U.S. State Department officials to skip applying for rezoning and construction permits while upgrading an interim embassy facility in Jerusalem. The move speeds up the process of building new security infrastructure at the site of the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Construction will include an escape road, something every U.S. Embassy has, and a 10-foot security wall around the site.

Third Temple Alert: Police Authorize Passover Sacrifice Next to Temple Mount

March 26 - Religious Jewish factions say they are moving ever closer to the realization of the Third Temple in Jerusalem. The latest evidence of this is police authorization, granted on Sunday, for a Passover sacrificial ceremony to be held just tens of meters from where the Second Temple once stood. Religious groups have been holding public Passover sacrifices, in accordance with the biblical outline, for years. But never before have they been permitted to conduct the ceremony...

Atlanta Police To Stop Responding To Shoplifting Calls

March 26 - Blue cities too understaffed to address crime, but still call for gun control. Officers will no longer respond to shoplifting calls uptown, announced the Atlanta Police Chief. “You can only do so much,” Erika Shields told local media. “We are going to change how we handle shoplifting calls, and primarily – for the most part – we will not be responding to them.” “Every time we make a shoplifting arrest, that officer is out of service sixty to ninety minutes. It’s not acceptable.”

Al Sharpton’s half-brother charged in murder after marching against guns

March 28 - The half-brother of Rev. Al Sharpton, also an activist whose group participated in Saturday’s anti-gun March For Our Lives, has been charged in a Sunday shooting death in Dothan, Ala. Dothan police said that Rev. Kenneth Glasgow was the driver in a car linked to the murder of 23-year-old Breunia Jennings of Dothan by passenger Jamie Townes, 26. Dothan Police Chief Steve Parrish said that Glasgow and Townes allegedly searched for Jennings, who they believe had stolen Townes’ car.

Planned Parenthood called for Disney princess 'who's had an abortion' in now-deleted tweet

March 27 - A Planned Parenthood branch in Pennsylvania called for the Walt Disney Co. to create an animated princess "who's had an abortion" in a since-deleted tweet posted Tuesday. Planned Parenthood Keystone, a branch of the health service provider based in Trexlertown, Pa., tweeted that, "We need a disney princess who's had an abortion / We need a disney princess who's pro-choice / We need a disney princess who's an illegal alien / We need a disney princess...

March 15, 2018

Swiss Army Greenlights Islamic Headscarf for Women Soldiers

March 14 - The Islamic headscarf is compatible with the Swiss army dress code, Federal Councilor Guy Parmelin has told local media, confirming reports that a hijab-wearing Muslim is enrolled in Switzerland’s school of recruits for the first time. The Swiss People’s Party (SVP) figure addressed the issue in the National Council Monday when asked a question on whether the army allows soldiers to wear the veil. “A young woman published a picture of her in a Swiss army uniform...

College students using student loans to help pay for spring break

March 14 - Over half of loan recipients use funds to help pay for vacations. A majority of college students report using their student loans to help pay for spring break vacations, with more than half of students also asking their parents for help to fund the trips. This data come from LendEDU, a “marketplace for private student loans, student loan refinancing, credit cards, and personal loans,” according to the organization’s website. Polling “1,000 student loan borrowers who are currently...

Tesla employees say automaker is churning out a high volume of flawed parts requiring costly rework

March 14 - Luxury automaker Tesla is manufacturing a surprisingly high ratio of flawed parts and vehicles, according to several current and former employees, leading to more rework and repairs than can be contained at its factory in Fremont, California. Tesla's future as a mass-market carmaker hinges on efficient, automated production of the Model 3, which more than 400,000 people have already reserved, paying $1,000 refundable fees to do so. Musk said in July 2017 that Tesla...

Federal judge blocks Down syndrome abortion ban in Ohio

March 14 - A federal judge on Wednesday blocked an Ohio law due to take effect later this month that would criminalize abortions based on a Down syndrome diagnosis, ruling that it violates a woman’s right to choose. U.S. District Judge Timothy Black’s decision came after the Ohio state chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit in federal court in Cincinnati, arguing the legislation violated the liberty and privacy clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Illegal Alien appointed to state post in California

March 15 - The Senate Rules Committee on Wednesday appointed the first illegal alien resident to a statewide post, according to Senate President pro Tem Kevin de León's office. Lizbeth Mateo, a 33-year-old attorney and illegal alien rights activist, will serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. The committee advises the California Student Aid Commission on efforts to increase college access for California students from...

British Store Takes 'Mom' Out of Mother’s Day to be Inclusive of Transgenders

March 14 - As many celebrate March as Women's History month, one retailer in the United Kingdom seeks to nullify the importance of dear old mom by removing her from “Mother’s Day” cards. The London Times reports the Waitrose grocery chain has opted to sell “Happy You Day” cards in order to be more inclusive of transgenders. The mega retailer boasts 353 shops throughout England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands with more than seven million loyal customers.

College Student Booted Out of Class for Saying 'There Are Only Two Genders'

March 13 - A student was kicked out of a Christianity class at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania recently when he questioned the instructor's teaching and said there are only two genders. Lake Ingle, a senior religious studies major, was barred from the class after he questioned Professor Alison Downie during her lecture titled "Christianity 481: Self, Sin, and Salvation," according to a report from the website Campus Reform. The professor showed a 15-minute TED Talk to the class...

March 7, 2018

Sweden: Woman Interrogated & Imprisoned For Posting Joke Meme About Islam

March 2 - A woman in Sweden was interrogated by police, had her DNA taken and was subsequently imprisoned for the “crime” of sharing a joke meme about Islam on Facebook. The 32-year-old woman from Gothenburg drew the attention of authorities after she posted the image, which depicts a Muslim man having his brain removed and then being wrapped in Islamic head dress. While the meme may be considered offensive, what happened next was truly Orwellian.

Man attacked with machete in front of shocked diners at Paris restaurant

March 6 - A man was attacked with a machete and reportedly "scalped" as he ate dinner with his wife at an Indian restaurant in Paris on Monday night. Diners at an Indian restaurant in the 10th arrondissement of the French capital witnessed the shocking scene on Monday night when a man, who was also eating at the restaurant, was attacked and reportedly scalped at his table. The incident, which took place at a restaurant 8.30pm on Rue Cail, a street well known for its curry restaurants...

Criminal Illegal Alien Stole American’s Identity for Decades, Took $361,000 in Benefits

March 4 - Andres Avelino Anduaga, an illegal alien from Mexico previously arrested on gun, drug, and forgery charges, pleaded guilty Thursday to theft of public property and being a removed alien found in United States. Anduaga’s plea agreement, entered with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, contains admissions that he assumed the identity of a Texas-born American citizen more than 37 years ago in 1980. Using it and 21 other invented or assumed identities...

11 European Illegal Aliens Busted After Crossing Canadian Border to Vermont

March 6 - U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Swanton Sector arrested a group of illegal aliens from Europe shortly after they crossed from Canada into Vermont. The illegal aliens came from France (4) and Romania (7). Agents patrolling in Derby Line, Vermont, Saturday, received notification regarding two vehicles that crossed the border illegally by driving on a sidewalk that runs along the Haskell Free Library, according to information obtained by Breitbart Texas from U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

‘Sensitive Content’: Twitter Hides President Trump, Don Jr. Posts for Sharing Drudge Headlines

March 6 - Twitter, a social media platform that regularly finds itself in scandals involving bias against conservatives, is now hiding innocuous tweets from President Trump and his son, Donald Trump Jr., behind content filters. One of the filtered tweets, from Trump Jr., was critical of Twitter’s uneven enforcement of its terms of service. Two tweets from the President, made today, and one from Trump Jr., posted on March 4, are currently hidden behind content filters.

CBS Pilot: White Dad Widowed After Cop Kills His Black Husband

March 6 - Longtime ER star Noah Wyle has been tapped to star in a pilot episode for CBS’s new racially charged drama Red Line. The potential hour-long drama follows the events that follow after a white Chicago police officer mistakenly shoots and kills a black doctor. The series would follow three different families with personal ties to the case with the aftermath of the tragic shooting being told from each perspective. A-list filmmaker Ava DuVernay is executive producing the potential project...