Covered today on News and Headlines, In The News, Americas Bias and Hate, Deep State/Government Corruption, Immigration, I think I’ve got some pretty good Commentary/Opinion today. Scroll down to take a look.
In The News:
On January 29, the U.S. Senate voted 51-46 on the question of whether to proceed with the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The bill needed 60 votes cast to continue, but failed to find that number. Sponsors of the bill’s House version had called for doing away with the 60-vote requirement.
Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) estimated that the federal bill, if passed, would save 12,000-18,000 babies annually. The bill would have protected preborn children at 20 weeks and after from painful late-term abortion procedures, such as the D&E procedure.
ATM manufacturers have issued a global security alert over so-called “jackpotting” attacks, warning that hackers may exploit a security vulnerability with cash machines to steal large sums of money.
U.S. authorities warned financial services firm Diebold Nixdorf on January 26 that a potential wave of attacks would spread from Mexico to the United States “within the next days.”
A mother who was away when her husband died has described how her children spent a whole day cuddling their dead father’s body.
Helen Daykin is calling on schools to make more checks on pupils who do not turn up after her daughters, aged four and two, were found lying in bed cuddling their father Chris Daykin’s dead body.
Follow up to a Headline in yesterday’s post.
After his secretly recorded videos of his teacher’s derogatory comments about members of the U.S. military went viral, a Pico Rivera student who hopes to join the Marines is staying out of school over concerns about his own safety.
(Video of Pico Rivera Mayor statement) Teacher calls military members ‘the lowest of our low’ in viral classroom rant
Salcido is also a Pico Rivera city councilman. The council on Monday issued a statement, signed by the mayor and three other council members, saying they “unequivocally disagree” with Salcido’s comments. Official Statement from the Pico Rivera City Council
Before he was recorded making disparaging comments about members of the military during class time, a Pico Rivera councilman’s behavior in his day job as an El Rancho High School teacher sparked past controversy in the community multiple times.
German public broadcaster ARD has been blasted after admitting it “boosted” the sound of booing at the speech given by U.S. President Donald Trump late last week.
President Trump gave his speech at Davos on Thursday, again delivering sharp criticism to the mainstream media. He stated: “it wasn’t until I became a politician that I realized how nasty, how mean, how vicious, and how fake the press can be.”
Ohio has improved its economic-freedom ranking in recent years but remains in the bottom third of states, making Ohio less competitive than many of its Midwest neighbors, a new study says.
Released last month by Ohio’s Buckeye Institute and the Canada-based Frasier Institute, the “Economic Freedom of North America” study found that Ohio ranked 35th among the 50 states based on measures of economic freedom. These include government spending, taxation and impediments in the labor market.
In a response to the accusations, Walmart said they do not tolerate any discrimination. “We serve more than 140 million customers weekly, crossing all demographics, and are focused on meeting their needs while providing the best shopping experience at each store,” said a company spokesman.
“We’re sensitive to this situation and also understand, like other retailers, that some products such as electronics, automotive, cosmetics and other personal care products are subject to additional security,” he continued. “Those determinations are made on a store-by-store basis using data supporting the need for the heightened measures.”
In other words, if a product has “extra security” at particular store, it’s because that product is frequently stolen.
Editor’s note: The attached video contains explicit language that may be considered offensive.
“TSgt Geraldine Lovely, a member of the 99th Force Support Squadron, has been removed from her supervisory role while leadership continue to gather facts regarding this incident,” the base said tonight via statement.
A 24-year-old Missouri man is facing a possible death sentence after authorities charged him with allegedly stabbing a young couple to death before returning the next day to fatally shoot their 17-month-old daughter.
Court documents obtained by PEOPLE confirm that Drew Atchison, 24, has been detained as the sole suspect in the Jan. 25 slayings of Samara Fontaine Kitts, 23, and her 24-year-old high school sweetheart, Harley Michael Million, and the Jan. 26 killing of their 17-month-old daughter, Willa Fontaine Million.
Americas Bias and Hate:
Deep State / Government Corruption:
Dan Bongino Show: January 30, 2018: Ep. 644 The Swamp is Slowly Draining
Dan Bongino was live on Facebook, Are you sure the DNC was hacked? Or were we lied to again?
Two men who were in the United States under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been arrested on suspicion of human smuggling, federal officials said on Monday.
Border Patrol agents arrested the two men in separate incidents on January 24 and 25, 2018.
According to US Customs and Border Protection, the first incident occurred near Torrey Pines State Beach on January 24.
Authorities said they received a tip from a citizen who witnessed a suspected smuggling incident in the area.
Americans support admitting zero legal immigrants every year more than they support current legal immigration levels at which roughly between one to 1.5 million legal immigrants arrive in the United States annually.
The revelation comes in a Harvard-Harris poll released this month, finding that when asked “In your opinion, about how many legal immigrants should be admitted to the U.S. each year?” more Americans, about nine percent, say they support a legal immigration pause than those who said they support current legal immigration levels, about seven percent, at which the U.S. admits more than one million legal immigrants every year.
While Trump critics and editorial writers who’ve spent decades living in New York and Washington refer to the president’s “wall” as silly, stupid and useless, those who actually work on the border say fences are effective.
“The evidence shows that barriers work,” says Pete Hermansen, a 22-year veteran of the Border Patrol and former director of the agency’s tactical and rescue teams. “In urban areas, a wall makes sense. In more remote areas, sensors and mobile cameras may be the right choice. But you can’t say fences don’t work.”
Commentary / Opinion:
An absolute must read!!! I believe.
As the author mentions in that Atlantic piece I linked above, this kind of this “sort of exaggeration or hyperbolic misrepresentation is epidemic—and addressing it for everyone’s sake is long overdue.” I totally agree with that. The media is well aware that exaggeration and extremism is going to get higher ratings. It certainly is not new or unique to Peterson! I’d like to echo that point using another example.
Forget for a moment the politics of what was going on inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the lead agency in domestic intelligence. Instead, let’s focus on the policy issues.
The FBI scandal is a serious breach of trust by a government institution, and may be one of the worst in the history of this republic. What’s scary is that they almost got away with it.
Why did several high-ranking FBI officials believe that they could actually get away with interfering in a presidential election? And if that failed, why did they believe it was ethical to destroy the legitimacy of then President-elect Donald Trump by giving his opposition ammunition to potentially impeach him?
Shameless plug for my own blog. I breath of fresh air in a insane world. (Caution), common sense and actual thought required. And, I cant believe this isn’t in the news more.Has America really been dumbed down this much?Have we fallen this far?
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