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News and Headlines. 7/2/2018


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New York state trooper killed responding to domestic dispute, official says

A New York state trooper was shot and killed Monday by a now-deceased gunman when he responded to a domestic disturbance call near the Pennsylvania border, police said.

Trooper Nicholas Clark, 29, was on the scene of a domestic dispute south of Corning, near the Pennsylvania border, around 3:30 a.m.

July 4 terror plot thwarted in Cleveland, suspect pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda, FBI says

A man who pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda sought to kill members of the military and conducted reconnaissance in downtown Cleveland for a planned attack on July 4 — but the Independence Day plot was foiled after a months-long investigation, federal officials said Monday.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Stephen Anthony said Demetrius Pitts, also known as Abdur Raheem Rahfeeq, was arrested at 10 a.m. Sunday by the joint terrorism task force. Authorities were initially notified about Pitts in 2017, when he lived in Cincinnati and allegedly made statements supporting Al Qaeda and advocating violence against U.S. military members.

Rand Paul says man arrested for threatening to kill him and ‘chop up’ family with an ax

Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul tweeted his thanks on Monday to the U.S. Capitol Police for arresting a man who allegedly threatened to kill the Republican lawmaker and chop up his family with an ax.

While the U.S. Capitol Police told Fox News they do not comment on open investigations, Paul was more forthcoming about the threats against him and his family.

Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians during nuclear deal: Iran official

The Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians, including family members of government officials, while negotiating the Iran nuclear deal, a senior cleric and member of parliament has claimed.

Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, who is chairman of Iran’s parliamentary nuclear committee and a member of its national security and foreign affairs committee, made the allegations during an interview with the country’s Etemad newspaper, cited by the country’s Fars News agency.

Report: James Comey Ignored Possible Murders by Mexican Cartel Informant

A high-ranking operator was able to continue climbing the ladder of the Juarez Cartel and supposedly ran a human slaughterhouse while being a U.S. informant.

The actions of the former Mexican cop turned U.S. asset in the early 2000s could have been stopped by then-Deputy U.S. Attorney General James Comey who, along with other high ranking officials at the time, did nothing in response.

After his time as an informant was done, the man received asylum and moved to New York where he allegedly terrorized and kidnapped a local woman.

Mueller, Flynn give vague response when judge demands answers on sentencing delays

Both sides in the special counsel’s case against former national security adviser Michael Flynn are staying tight-lipped after a judge demanded information about why Flynn’s sentencing is once again being delayed.

In a joint Monday court filing, Mueller and Flynn’s lawyers only replied that they are not “ready for sentencing.”

The delay could suggest Flynn is still in the process of cooperating with investigators in the special counsel investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election.

Ex-Secret Service agent files $1.5 billion RICO case against Clintons

WASHINGTON – Former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne has filed a mega-RICO civil lawsuit against Bill and Hillary Clinton, their foundation, John Podesta, Media Matters, David Brock and even George Soros charging they are involved in an epic criminal conspiracy against him because of his role in the impeachment and his authorship of a tell-all 2016 book called “Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate.”

But he’ll have his work cut out for him. The judge assigned to the case in D.C. District Court, Paul L. Friedman, is a Bill Clinton appointee.

Byrne asserts, among other charges, he was the victim illegal domestic and electronic surveillance at the hands of the conspiracy – especially leading up the 2016 election.

Brian Ross Leaving ABC After Erroneous Report on Michael Flynn

ABC News reporter Brian Ross announced on Monday that he is leaving the network. Seven months ago, Ross made national news when he was suspended for a flawed report on President Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn.

Ross was suspended for a month without pay in December after falsely claiming Flynn would testify Trump had directed him to contact Russian officials during his campaign.

Ross’s mistake hurt the stock market and led to a public apology from ABC. His executive producer Rhonda Schwartz is also leaving. They wrote a letter to ABC staff explaining their decision, Page Six reports.

WATCH: #WalkAway Movement to Abandon Liberalism Goes Viral

The #Walkaway movement that began with a popular Facebook video featuring a gay hairdresser in New York City explaining why he was leaving the Democratic Party has quickly morphed into a major force on social media and beyond.

According to an article last Thursday in the Epoch Times, some five million people on Facebook and YouTube have seen the groundbreaking video showing a “very handsome gay man” who describes his awakening to the inanities of liberalism and the Democratic Party.

Border Patrol Arrests Gang Members, Child Molesters in South Texas

Border Patrol agents in the Rio Grande Valley Sector stopped five illegal immigrants from successfully making their way back into the U.S. The agents arrested two 18th Street gang members, two child molesters, and a man previously charged with felony sexual contact.

In a series of separate incidents, Border Patrol agents kept numerous criminal aliens from successfully re-entering the U.S. after previous removals, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials.

Texas: Muslim arrested, hired hit man to kill Houston police officer

Source: Suspect in murder-for-hire plot appears in court

HOUSTON – The man accused of trying to have a Houston police officer killed appeared in court overnight.

According to the Houston Police Department, Mohammed Mohamed agreed to pay a hit man $2,000 to kill the officer.

Mohammed Mohamed (Houston PD)

Mohammed Mohamed (Houston PD)

He is now being held on a $1 million bond. He does not have a criminal record but police were urging the magistrate to consider Mohamed’s significant ties to Egypt when setting his bond.

Man suspected in birthday party stabbings due in court

A man suspected of stabbing nine people at a children’s birthday party was expected to make his first court appearance Monday in Idaho.

Timmy Kinner was charged with wounding six children and three adults in the Saturday night attack at a Boise apartment complex. The 30-year-old had recently been a guest at the complex but was asked to leave Friday over bad behavior, police said.

Hartford police arrest immigration protesters

HARTFORD — The Hartford Police Department arrested several people who were protesting the immigration policies of President Donald Trump outside a federal office building.

Police began arresting people Monday morning when they started blocking entrances to the Abraham A. Ribicoff Federal Building. The building hosts a courthouse and a local office of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

UCLA professor dies in ‘mummification’ ritual at Hollywood executive’s home

George, who was born Duncan Gilbert and did not use gendered pronouns, had been wrapped “head to toe in plastic wrap and gaffer’s tape, with small breathing holes at the nose and mouth,” according to an autopsy report obtained late last week by Variety.

Doran George, 48,

Doran George, 48, died inside the home of a Hollywood executive in November 2017. (UCLA)

“The decedent’s partner observed that the decedent was not reacting properly,” the report states. “The partner checked the decedent closer and realized that the decedent was not breathing. The partner called 911 and began cutting off the plastic and tape.”

Despite promising to stop sharing your data, Facebook continues to do so

As part of its response to inquiries made by the congressional House Energy and Commerce Committee, Facebook revealed that despite saying it stopped the practice of data sharing with other companies in 2015, it continued to share the personal information of its users with major technology companies.

Facebook delivered its response in the form of a 747-page document to Congress on June 29, revealing that it continued to share data from its users with 61 technology firms despite previous claims to the contrary.

New BBQ restaurant in Southington pays tribute to military personnel and first responders

SOUTHINGTON — The first Mission BBQ opened on the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in honor of the men and women who serve our country. The 68th location opened in Southington Connecticut on Monday.

Everyday at noon, people at the Mission BBQ restaurant stand up and sing the national anthem. It’s just one tribute the owners of the restaurant have made to help make service men and women feel proud to serve.

Boston officers jam out in ‘Cop Pool Karaoke’

BOSTON — Two Boston police officers are showing that America is the land that they love with their Fourth of July version of “Carpool Karaoke.”

In what they’re calling “Cop Pool Karaoke,” Officers Stephen McNulty and Kim Tavares discuss the upcoming Fourth of July holiday on the video before belting out a stirring rendition of “God Bless America.”

Donald J. Trump President Weekly Update 06.30.18

In everything we do, we are standing up for our citizens and we are standing up for AMERICA. That is how we will continue to Make America Great Again!

World News:

Mexican President-Elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador: “We are conscious of the need to maintain good relations with the United States”…

Overall, Obrador represents an ideological outlook almost identical to former U.S. Presidential Candidate Bernie Sanders.  [coincidentally the same as former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez].   Hollywood celebrities and avowed leftists will likely embrace Obrador in 2018/2019 as they did Chavez in 2009/2010.  Watch, you’ll see.

AMLO has a governing philosophy almost identical to Bernie Sanders; the problem AMLO faces is his Mexican economic policy starts without any underlying Mexican wealth to spread around.  [Again, the Venezuelan issue]  Socialism only works when you have other people’s money, labor, and property to distribute.  The majority of the value in Mexico is owned by outside multinational interests.  Those multinationals will now have to figure out how to deal with a nationalist who despises their ownership and control.

Eventually, in order to make good on his promises, AMLO is going to need to *take* value from private ownership and redistribute that wealth to his constituents.  That process may take a few years, but it is inevitable.   In the history of the world, a socialist economy has never survived itself (without absolute economic capitulation of the citizens).

Germany: Migrants transfer a record amount of 17.7 billion euros to their countries of origin

More than 20 billion dollars (17.7 billion euros) flowed from Germany back to countries of origin in 2016, which is six billion more than in 2007.

While the German government sees it as a type of developmental aid, the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, that requested the investigation on the matter, is sceptical.

According to the party recipients of state benefits should be banned from passing on money to their home countries.”It cannot be that development aid from the German social system is financed,” AfD spokesman Markus Frohnmaier says.

Police appeal after six-year-old’s body found on Isle of Bute

Police have appealed for help investigating the unexplained death of a six-year-old girl whose body was found in woodland on the Isle of Bute.

Detectives confirmed the body of Alesha MacPhail had been found on Monday morning near her home in Rothesay, on the Isle of Bute in the Clyde, around two and a half hours after she was reported missing.

Alesha McPhail whose body has been found.

Alesha McPhail whose body has been found. Photograph: Facebook/SWNS

She was found at 9am in the grounds of a derelict hotel on Ardbeg Road by a member of the public after a large-scale search had been launched. She had been reported missing at 6.25am.

Australia store owner pelts ax-wielding robber with tuna cans and Pringles

A store owner in Australia recently proved an ax-wielding robber was no match for tuna fish and Pringles.

Baz Rizk, who owns the Friendly Grocer just outside Brisbane, fought back against an assailant on June 28 in a confrontation captured on surveillance video.

In the video, the masked man starts walking up an aisle after demanding cash only to have Rizk pelt him with items off the shelf, such as cans of tuna fish and Pringles, until the suspect runs away.

Commentary/Opinion:

#WalkAway Campaign- WHY I LEFT LIBERALISM & THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY

The Democratic Party has taken for granted that it owns racial, sexual, and religious minorities in America. It has encouraged groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment, and the acceptance of victimhood mentality. And all the while, they have discouraged minorities from having independent thought, open dialogue, measured and informed opinion, and a motivation to succeed.

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