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News and Headlines. 6/1/2018


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In The News:

Unemployment rate matches lowest point in half a century

WASHINGTON DC — How low can we go?

The jobless rate inched down to 3.8% in May, another sign of the strong economy and tight labor market. That tied the lowest unemployment rate since 1969. Since then, the only other time unemployment was this low was in April 2000.

The economy added 223,000 jobs, better than economists expected.

Black unemployment rate hits new record low in May

The unemployment rate for black workers hit new record lows in May, the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Black unemployment fell sharply to 5.9 percent, beating out the 6.6 percent record low that was set a month earlier.

The unemployment rate for Hispanic workers hit a record low in April, at 4.8 percent, but it rose slightly to 4.9 percent in May.

Suspect in slaying of Tennessee deputy captured after dayslong manhunt

Dickson County sheriff’s Sgt. Daniel Baker was killed after responding to a call about a suspicious car on Wednesday, the state police agency said. Baker couldn’t be contacted for some time, but the deputy’s car was eventually tracked by GPS to a wooded area 2 or 3 miles away. The deputy was found dead inside of it.

Here’s a picture of Wiggins shortly after his capture.

Here’s a picture of Wiggins shortly after his capture.

The TBI said a video recording enabled them to identify the 31-year-old Wiggins as the suspect. Federal, state and local authorities searched for Wiggins over two days, checking into hundreds of tips. The TBI promised more information at a Friday news conference.

5 dead, nearly 200 sickened in romaine lettuce outbreak

NEW YORK — Four more deaths have been linked to a national food poisoning outbreak blamed on tainted lettuce, bringing the total to five.

Health officials have tied the E. coli outbreak to romaine lettuce grown in Yuma, Arizona. The growing season there ended six weeks ago, and it’s unlikely any tainted lettuce is still in stores or people’s homes, given its short shelf life. But there can be a lag in reporting, and reports of illnesses have continued to come in.

Jury acquits man of murder in grocery store owner killing

BRIDGEPORT — A jury has found a Connecticut man charged with killing a grocery store owner not guilty of murder — but guilty of the robbery that led to the man’s death.

Treizy Lopez. Jury acquits man of murder in grocery store owner killing

Treizy Lopez

The jury deliberated for three days before reaching their decision Thursday in the case of 21-year-old Treizy Lopez.

Biology teacher arrested on indecent liberties charges

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. – A high school biology teacher in Virginia was arrested Thursday on multiple counts of indecent liberties by a custodian, according to WTVR.

Miranda Nicole Pauley (PHOTO: Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

Miranda Nicole Pauley (PHOTO: Hanover County Sheriff’s Office)

Sgt. James Cooper James R. Cooper with the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said 34-year-old Miranda Nicole Pauley was charged with four counts of indecent liberties by a custodian and one count of use of a communication system for crimes against children.

DA: 3 bodies at home of man facing kidnapping charge

SPRINGFIELD, Mass.  — Investigators have returned to the Massachusetts home of a kidnapping suspect where police found three bodies.

Ground-penetrating radar was used as part of the investigation, according to Hampden District Attorney Anthony Gulluni, who said investigators found three bodies “in and around” the home, where 40-year-old Stewart Weldon is believed to live.

Tech Watch:

How smart phones are causing kids to experience ‘altered childhoods’

Colleen Hartz’s daughter is 19 years old and is rarely ever seen without her phone in hand. “She uses it for everything,” the mom from Alabama recently told Healthline. “She keeps her calendar on there, she uses the notes part, she loves listening to music on it. She also primarily communicates with friends through text and Snapchat. There are many days she doesn’t have a real conversation with anyone.”

Hartz isn’t alone in what she’s witnessing. A recent report released by Common Sense Media found that 72 percent of teens feel as though they need to immediately respond to notifications from their phone, and 59 percent of parents feel their teens are addicted to their mobile devices.

The Weekly Hack: Cryptocurrency, towns, and big business remain popular targets

If cryptocurrency companies want to replace big banks, they’ll have to get better at stopping hackers from attacking their trading platforms. This time, a hacker made off with nearly $20 million worth of cryptocurrency, affecting people who trade in Bitcoin Gold, Verge, and Monacoin.

The breach, Futurism reports, is classified as a 51 percent attack. This rare, complicated kind of hack allows hackers to take over the computer networks that cryptocurrencies are both traded and mined through. Bitcoin Gold bared the brunt of the attack but says that most traders are not at risk.

This letter originally appeared as an advertisement in the May 27th, 2018 edition of the New York Times.

Here is the full text, with footnotes and sources. Dear Facebook,

WOW! INCREDIBLE – so many years of success, despite repeatedly lying to good people everywhere about protecting their information and privacy when in fact you don’t……

House Leader McCarthy slams Google over ‘Nazism’ error, claims bias against conservatives

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., was quick to slam Google on Thursday after reports surfaced that an error in the Internet search giant’s Knowledge Panel listed “Nazism” as a tenet of the California Republican Party.

“Sadly, this is just the latest incident in a disturbing trend to slander conservatives,” McCarthy wrote. “These damaging actions must be held to account. #StopTheBias”

Deep State/Politics:

PANDORA’S BOX: Trump/Russia May Expose Extent of “Five Eyes” Allied Spying

Highlights

New evidence contradicts the DOJ/FBI timeline leaked to the media

  • Sources say the Trump investigation initiated overseas in Great Britain, not the United States
  • John Brennan, James Clapper, Samantha Power, Loretta Lynch were all briefed by James Comey on the alleged Russian interference into the Trump campaign, yet the Trump campaign was left in the dark
  • According to reports, Germany, Poland and Estonia also shared communications related to members of the Trump campaign with the United States

#MeToo movement gives pass to Democrats running for California governor

Gavin Newsom had an inappropriate affair with his employee. Antonio Villaraigosa cheated on his wife with a reporter assigned to cover him.

Yet the #MeToo movement, which has urged women to speak up about sexual misconduct allegations, has remained visibly silent about the sexual conduct of two prominent Democrats running for governor in California.

Some are calling it outright hypocrisy. Critics say the two abused their power and took advantage of vulnerable women – not unlike the allegations taking down powerful men all across the country.

News from the Blogoshpere:

BLOWBACK: The Tommy Effect

Last Friday, Tommy Robinson became a political prisoner in “Soviet” England.  He was arrested during his live-stream reporting of the sentencing of rape gang who kept young girls as sex slaves.  Tommy was rushed to jail, and subsequently the UK government issued a media ban on the event. UK soon discovered it could silence the British press, but it couldn’t silence the world. So, they lifted the ban.

The UK censorship represents a heavy handed move by the Establishment to gag Tommy from reporting truth about the politics of Islam in Britain.

Somali refugee becomes first Lord Mayor of an English city

Over ten years ago I reported that an Imam was bragging in Saudi Arabia that America would be electing Muslim mayors in droves (30 by 2015, he said). His prediction has not materialized here so far, but it looks like the Hijrah is moving ahead at a rapid pace in the UK where the English people have apparently given up.

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Somali refugee becomes first Lord Mayor of an English city

Shocker, not: New homeless count in King County shows spike in number of people sleeping outside

You know what that means: The local governments are going to need more taxpayer dollars!

From Spokesman Review: For the first time, King County’s annual one-night count of homelessness found more than half of homeless people were sleeping outside versus in shelter, with a stark increase in the number of vehicle campers.

Homeless in Seattle…king-county

Homeless in Seattle…king-county

With pressure to show progress on the homelessness crisis, the county on Thursday announced an overall 4 percent increase in the annual snapshot count of homeless people, to 12,112.

The count, conducted in January, found a worsening problem of people living in tent camps, cars, RVs and the street compared to last year. More than 70 percent of the county’s unsheltered homeless people were in Seattle.

Michigan: Palestinian Dem tax fraudster running for Congress claims a “blue Muslim wave” coming

Recall, Rashida Tlaib is the same Muslim Democratic state rep outed by a former opponent  as a tax fraud. Now she’s running for Congress.

Source: “Absolutely” a blue Muslim wave coming, says Michigan congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib – CBS News

Rashida Tlaib, who is running for the Congress in the 13th district in Michigan, said Wednesday she “absolutely” sees a “blue Muslim wave” in the 2018 midterm elections. Tlaib is one of more than 90 Muslim Americans, many of whom are Democrats, running for public office in 2018, a trend The Washington Post dubbed the “blue Muslim wave.”

June 2018 Movie Preview

As the summer movie season gets into full swing, the coming month is chock full of fascinating, blockbuster films that are sure to wow general audiences in some capacity.  Whether it’s a bunch of woman following through with a heist, dinosaurs wreaking havoc throughout the world, or an indie horror film that’s bound to terrify —

ICYMI:

Dems struggling to flip key California House seats amid candidate overload

Washington Democrats have since the start of the midterm cycle worked tirelessly to flip a handful of California congressional seats seen as key to a House takeover in November.

But the party is still facing challenges going into next week’s primaries — and even the possibility of being shut out in some races — despite spending big and wrangling behind the scenes.

Police: 7 men accused of touching girls at Roseville water park

ROSEVILLE, Calif. (KCRA) —

Seven men were arrested and accused of inappropriately touching several young girls on Memorial Day at Golfland Sunsplash water park in Roseville, police said.

At least one victim was under 14 years old.

Mother of baby girl found dead in a diaper box faces charges

The mother of an 11-month-old baby found dead in a diaper box near her South Carolina home has been charged with lying to police and improperly disposing of a body, authorities said Wednesday.

Detectives continue to interview Breanna Lewis and her family and more charges are possible, Chesterfield County Sheriff Jay Brooks said Wednesday. Authorities said the 19-year-old mother had initially reported the child had been kidnapped.

California teens attacked by hammer-wielding masked suspects, authorities say

Three teenagers in California were the subjects of a violent hammer attack that occurred earlier this week, authorities said.

Early Monday morning, several individuals whose faces were covered came in through the garage of an Aptos residence and began striking the boys – two 16-year-olds and one 17-year-old – with a hammer, the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Left-wing campus that booted whites reaps unintended consequences

A far-left college that told white students and faculty they were unwelcome on campus last year for a series of seminars for minorities now is laying off faculty and staff because of a massive plunge in enrollment.

Remains of suspected MS-13 murder victim unearthed in New York, police say

The remains of a suspected MS-13 murder victim was discovered in a wooded area in New York City’s Long Island suburbs, police said Wednesday.

The discovery in Roosevelt, N.Y., came hours after an investigation into a machete murder last July yielded an arrest, Newsday reported. The unearthed remains were bone fragments, an official told the paper.

U.S. Back At No. 1 Competitiveness Ranking — Will Trump’s Critics Ever Admit To Being Wrong?

The report comes from the IMD Competitiveness Center in Switzerland. Each year it ranks countries by 256 different variables to come up with its global competitiveness rankings.

For 2018, there was a surprise: The U.S. leapt three places to take over the top spot in global competitiveness — just ahead of Hong Kong, Singapore, the Netherlands and Switzerland. That jump was based on its “strength in economic performance and infrastructure,” ranking first in both areas.

HORROR! Trump Supporter’s Family Stalked By Huffington Post Writer Luke O’Brien – Her Husband Loses Job–Family Put in Danger!

Because of her powerful voice and amazing success Amy Mek is constantly under attack.
Far left critics threaten to expose her and her family. They know this puts them all in mortal danger.

Huffington Post writer Luke O’Brien recently discovered Amy’s true identity. He harassed Amy, her husband and her family.

Fox News Video: New evidence shows Purdue Pharma knew about opioid abuse

Drugged’: Executives at Purdue Pharma have claimed for years they weren’t aware that their flagship drug, OxyContin, was being widely abused by users. But now, the New York Times uncovered documents that show that Purdue Pharma executives were lying.

Obamas’ Netflix deal happened after streaming giant’s chief content officer raised $600,000 for former president – who made his wife ambassador to the Bahamas

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos raised thousands of dollars for former President Barack Obama, who appointed Sarandos’ wife, Nicole Avant, as ambassador to the Bahamas.

Sarandos and Avant bundled nearly $600,000 in contributions to Obama during the 2012 presidential campaign, the New York Post reported.

Sarandos helped broker the deal, the Post reported, which is said to worth up to $50 million to the former first couple.

The Netflix COO and his wife are longtime friends of the Obamas. Avant serve as ambassador to the Bahamas from 2009 to 2011. It’s common for presidents of both parties to appoint big donors to ambassadorial positions.

Facebook Co-Founder’s Wife Bankrolling Fake News Promoter Shaun King’s Project

According to the Washington Free Beacon, race-baiting anti-police activist Shaun King has formed a political action committee that is seeking to support left-wing candidates in local district attorney races across the nation.

Prompted by demand letter citing its anti-sanctuary stance, Los Alamitos starts mapping districts

Eight days after its now famous vote to “opt out” of California’s sanctuary laws, Los Alamitos received a letter calling that decision evidence of “racial polarization.”

In the March 27 letter, Malibu attorney Kevin Shenkman threatens to “seek judicial relief” unless Los Alamitos moves toward by-district elections.

At the sparsely attended meeting, Tuesday, council members emphasized that they felt backed into a corner leading up to the May 11 vote.

“We are adamantly opposed to what is being forced on us,” Mayor Troy Edgar said.

Councilwoman Shelley Hasselbrink said that, starting with the 2020 elections, residents will “only get to vote for 20 percent of their government, not all of it.”

Commentary/Opinion:

Episode 59 | It pays to be a lyin’ Democrat | Here’s the Deal

Stranger things: Susan Rice, known as the detestable spin doctor for the Obama administration, has been offered a seat on Netflix’s board of directors.

Fox News Video: Liberals blame Trump for Roseanne tweet

‘Trump Derangement Syndrome’ reaches new heights as liberals say President Trump created the environment that encourages racist behavior like Roseanne Barr’s tweets.

Fox News Video: Tucker: Trump has convinced Dems to destroy themselves

Tucker: Democrats seems to be trying to ‘out-Trump Trump’ and are destroying themselves in the process.

Fox News Video: Tucker: Roseanne uproar shows libs live in Hypocrisyland

Tucker: The upside to the Roseanne tweet controversy is the Left is now on the record opposing racism. Attacking people on the basis of their race is immoral, they’re telling us. For now, American liberals are still living in that strange, irony-free world where it’s possible to denounce racism even as you commit it.

Fox News Video: Ingraham: Roseanne and the race to blame Trump

If you believe the left and the never-Trumpers, Donald Trump himself may as well have taken possession of Roseanne Barr’s phone and tapped out the Tweet the led to the demise of her hit sitcom.

Fox News Video: Video: Bruce: Comic women make Trump look llike Sir Gallahad

Radio host and columnist Tammy Bruce on Samantha Bee’s vile, expletive-laced attack on Ivanka Trump, the subsequent apology, and the Left’s and Democrats’ general meltdown over all things Trump.

Fox News Video: Dershowitz: My lib friends think I’m a traitor

Harvard professor emeritus – and lifelong Democrat and Clinton supporter – Alan Dershowitz says his friends have turned their backs on him for defending Trump and not believing the Russia collusion theories.

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