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News and Headlines.10/5/2020

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In The News:

Georgia pastor gives Waffle House waitress life-changing tip

A Georgia pastor recently gave a Waffle House waitress the surprise of a lifetime after raising a $12,000 tip for the pregnant server.
A Georgia pastor recently gave a Waffle House waitress the surprise of a lifetime after raising a $12,000 tip for the pregnant server. (New Faith Christian Church)

STOCKBRIGE, Ga. – A Henry County pastor was just following his stomach when his heart pulled him in a different direction.

Bishop Eusebio Phelps just wanted a Waffle House All Star with extra bacon, but when he talked to the pregnant waitress working that day, he knew something much bigger was in the works.

“She was just so kind and she was so pleasant. She was a sweetheart and that just touched my heart,” Phelps said.

Texas cop on leave in shooting death of 31-year-old man

Texas Rangers are investigating a police-involved shooting that took place at this gas station in the City of Wolfe City.
Texas Rangers are investigating a police-involved shooting that took place at this gas station in the City of Wolfe City. (Google Maps)

The incident began Saturday afternoon when Price saw a man strike a woman at a gas station and intervened, the family told the station.

As Price tried to break up the fight, an officer pulled up, the station reported. His family said the officer may have thought Price and the other man were fighting each other.

A Taser was deployed and then the officer fired shots, the family said, according to the station.

Texas Attorney General Paxton accused by seven top aides of bribery, abuse of office

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
(Kirk Irwin / Getty Images)
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton
(Kirk Irwin / Getty Images)

The seven aides delivered a letter Thursday to a state human resources office, informing the director that they are seeking an investigation into Paxton and his conduct as the state’s top attorney.

The letter is signed by Jeff Mateer, Paxton’s first assistant, Mateer’s deputy and five deputy attorneys general

Marteer resigned Friday.

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VIDEO: Cop drives motorcycle into protester blocking his path, pushing her up road and knocking her down. And her comrades lose their minds.

Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @baaascom
Image source: Twitter video screenshot via @baaascom

The officer had pulled over two vehicles — a white van and a blue sedan — blocking traffic near the intersection of Northeast 47th Avenue and Northeast Couch Street, police told the Oregonian.

Video shows protesters converging upon the scene and the white van escaping and speeding off, after which protesters cheered and applauded.

The lone, completely outnumbered officer then found himself facing down a crowd of protesters who inched their way toward him as he stood next to the blue sedan.

Justices Thomas, Alito slam Obergefell same-sex marriage decision as Supreme Court denies Kim Davis case

Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito said Monday that Obergefell v. Hodges, the Supreme Court case that mandated all states recognize same-sex marriages, is “found nowhere in the text” of the Constitution and threatens “the religious liberty of the many Americans who believe that marriage is a sacred institution between one man and one woman.”

Thomas and Alito dissented from the original Obergefell decision and their statement Monday could indicate that they would vote to overturn it if presented the chance.

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Chicago Suffers 81 Homicides Last Month, Deadliest September In 25 Years

Police officers from the U.S. Postal Service and Chicago police detectives investigate the shooting of a mail carrier in the 9100 block of South Ellis Avenue on Sept. 10, 2020. The mail carrier was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, according to police.
Police officers from the U.S. Postal Service and Chicago police detectives investigate the shooting of a mail carrier in the 9100 block of South Ellis Avenue on Sept. 10, 2020. The mail carrier was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition, according to police. (John J. Kim / Chicago Tribune)

The Chicago Tribune reports that last month, there were 81 homicides in the city of Chicago, just two fewer than there were in the same month in 1993 when the city suffered through 83 homicides.

The record, the Tribune notes, was set in 1992, during the heat of a gang war, when 109 people lost their lives to violence.

Previously, the city was comparing 2020’s numbers to 2016, when the city was also in the midst of a violent gang war and casualties were high. Now, the city seems poised to break those records.

Chicago man faces 14 felony burglary charges for August looting spree

Offender Charged with 14 Felony Counts of Burglary, Looting on 8/10 downtown. Offender: Lee Mitchell, 28 of Chicago. Charges:Seven (7) felony counts – Burglary Seven (7) felony count – Looting by Individual
Offender Charged with 14 Felony Counts of Burglary, Looting on 8/10 downtown. Offender: Lee Mitchell, 28 of Chicago. Charges:Seven (7) felony counts – Burglary Seven (7) felony count – Looting by Individual

Lee Mitchell, 28, was arrested shortly before 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and charged with seven counts each of burglary and looting for allegedly ransacking stores in the downtown Chicago area on Aug. 10, police said.

Mitchell was one of the hundreds of people who allegedly made their way into the Windy City’s tony Magnificent Mile – some even arriving in “car caravans,” as Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said at the time.

Chicago violence: 3 dead, 34 shot in weekend

CBS Chicago reported that the first homicide occurred at about 5:45 p.m. on Friday night that included a man, 35, and a 14-year-old girl. The pair was walking on a street when a vehicle pulled up and opened fire.

The teen was struck in the ankle and thigh and the man was hit in the head. She is in good condition and he was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead. The report did not identify their relationship.

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Portland man arrested after shattering patrol car window, pepper-sprayed interior: police

John B Russell, 41, is facing multiple charges following the incident. (Multnomah County Sheriff's Office)
John B Russell, 41, is facing multiple charges following the incident. (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

An officer was inside the vehicle at the time and is recovering from his injuries, police said. The suspect, John B Russell, 41, is facing multiple charges.

“As police officers, we know that the vast majority of community members who approach and contact us do so with no intention to do us harm,” said Chief Chuck Lovell.

“However, attacks like this one remind us all that there is the potential for people to try to take direct violent action against police officers.”

Politics:

Senator Cruz says Chief Justice John Roberts ‘despises Donald Trump’

In an appearance on David Brody’s recently launched show “The Water Cooler,” Senator Cruz, an attorney and author of the new book “One Vote Away: How a Single Supreme Court Seat Can Change History,” told the host that “John Roberts has become the new Sandra Day O’Connor.”

Cruz said he agrees with Vice President Mike Pence, who in an interview last month, told David Brody that Justice Roberts has been a “disappointment to conservatives.”

Worse Than Watergate, Part 3

Hillary Clinton on Nov. 2, 2016 (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)
Hillary Clinton on Nov. 2, 2016 (Gage Skidmore/Creative Commons)

Commentary/Opinion: Instead of investigating Clinton’s scheme, Comey and FBI deputy Director Andrew McCabe — probably at Obama’s direction — buried it under the infamous “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into Trump and his 2016 campaign that was already under way.

Let’s set this in context. The Hillary Clinton campaign, through the Perkins, Coie law firm, hired a company called Fusion GPS to gather information about Trump’s supposed connections to the Russian government.

Fusion hired former British spy Christopher Steele to gather the information, which became the “Steele dossier,” some three dozen memos that alleged all sorts of connections between Trump, his campaign, and Moscow.

Thus, for more than three years, these charades consumed the attention of Trump, much of his administration, and essentially all of the U.S. media. In short, with little effort on his part, Putin’s disinformation campaign — which it undoubtedly was — with the help of Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the FBI, tied up an American president and our government for three years.

‘Religious Institutions Have Been A Problem’: Andrew Cuomo Threatens To Shut Down Churches, Synagogues

Spencer Platt/Getty Image
Spencer Platt/Getty Image

“We know religious institutions have been a problem,” Cuomo said at a Monday press conference. “We know mass gatherings are the super spreader events.

We know there have been mass gatherings going on in concert with religious institutions in these communities for weeks. For weeks.”

“I don’t mean little violations,” he continued. “I’m talking about, you’re only supposed to have 50 outdoors, they had 1,000.”

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Trump pledges ‘biggest tax cut ever’ if he wins election in November

“IF YOU WANT A MASSIVE TAX INCREASE, THE BIGGEST IN THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY (AND ONE THAT WILL SHUT OUR ECONOMY AND JOBS DOWN), VOTE DEMOCRAT!!!” he wrote in another tweet.

Trump, who presided over the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in 2017, the biggest overhaul of the tax code since Ronald Reagan was in the Oval Office, has repeatedly pledged a follow-up, often referred to as “Tax Cuts 2.0.”

It’s unclear exactly what it would include, but the president has previously said he would cut the top capital gains tax rate to 15% from 20%; forgive temporarily deferred payroll taxes; give tax breaks to U.S. companies that bring their operations back from China; and codify changes made in the previous tax overhaul that are slated to sunset in 2025.

DEBUNKED: 8 lies the Left is telling about Amy Coney Barrett

Commentary/Opinion: Since the mainstream media and Democrats peddle lies about Amy Coney Barrett and refuse to report the truth, we will.
Liz Wheeler.

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Hilton: Trump’s recovery is a ‘powerful symbol of America’s recovery’

Commentary/Opinion: Steve Hilton weighs in on President Trump’s recovery from COVID-19, the media’s reaction and how it impacts the 2020 election.

It’s not just seen by conservatives: Liberals let the cat out of the bag

Commemtary/Opinion: “The biggest ally of the small number of ‘white supremacists’ who actually do exist is the hysterical profit-driven corporate media — as well as activist dupes who march in lockstep — which constantly pumps up these non-entities for clicks, ratings and cheap anti-Trump theatrics.”

In addition to this revelation, I also ran across a statement from the Proud Boys that said they had won a suit against the bigoted Southern Poverty Law Center for calling them racist
It seems that the Proud Boys have not only won a suit against the SPLC, they have announced a suit against Joe Biden for calling them racist

World News:

WHO now says that 1 in 10 people worldwide have likely been infected with COVID-19

The estimate, if correct, would amount to more than 760 million people based on the current global population of 7.6 billion.

That figure greatly exceeds the current number of confirmed cases worldwide — which is projected by the WHO and Johns Hopkins University to be approximately 35.3 million.

On one hand, the estimate paints a dark picture of a much more infectious disease and the possibility that there are a great multitude of asymptomatic carriers. But on the other hand, if the figure is accurate, then perhaps the virus is far less deadly than is presently believed.

It may also indicate an unsurprising lack of accurate reporting from several countries.

Floods that hit Italy, France leave 9 dead, several missing

This aerial view provided Sunday Oct.4, 2020 by the Alpes Maritimes region fire brigade show a house keeping a fragile balance on a hill while a rive floods Saturday Oct.3. 2020 near La Vesubie, southern France.
This aerial view provided Sunday Oct.4, 2020 by the Alpes Maritimes region fire brigade show a house keeping a fragile balance on a hill while a rive floods Saturday Oct.3. 2020 near La Vesubie, southern France. (SDIS 06 via AP)

Flooding has devastated mountainous areas in France’s southeastern region of Alpes-Maritimes and Italy’s northwestern regions of Liguria and Piedmont, after a storm swept through the two countries on Friday and Saturday.

In France, firefighters in the Alpes-Maritimes region were still searching Monday for at least eight people missing who witnesses described as possibly being carried off by floodwaters. They include two firefighters whose vehicle fell into the water as the road collapsed.

In addition, French rescuers are seeking 12 other people whose families have not heard of them since the storm, which blocked roads and cut off communications.

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Paris bars to close as Covid infections rise among young people

Paris is set to move to maximum Covid alert and shut bars for a fortnight.
Paris is set to move to maximum Covid alert and shut bars for a fortnight. Photograph: Christophe Archambault/AFP/Getty Images

Bars in the Paris region have been ordered to close from Tuesday after health authorities reported a sharp rise in the number of Covid-19 infections among the 20-30 age group.

Restaurants in and around the French capital have been given a reprieve and told they can stay open on condition that they enforce new, stricter health safety regulations.

This will involve taking the name and telephone number of diners, allowing a maximum of six people per group and providing hand gel on each table.

Israel plagued with domestic turmoil amid general lockdown – TV7 Israel News 05.10.20

1) Israel increasingly faces domestic turmoil in light of an evident refusal by separate (somewhat) marginal’ sectors of society that blatantly refuse to adhere to the government’ enacted nation-wide lockdown.

2) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu highlights cautious optimism about the trend of corona-related morbidity throughout the Jewish State

3) During the annual priestly blessing by believed-descendants of the Biblical Priests, the Chief Rabbi of the Western Wall – in the presence of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman, recited a special prayer for U.S. President Donald Trump’s recovery.

Commentary/Opinion:

The Origin Story Of ‘The Proud Boys’ … (May Contain Humor)

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GAVIN MCINNES explains the origins of the PROUD BOYS

Gavin McInnes explains how he founded the men’s club, Proud Boys, and how the media misrepresents them as a group.

California insanity at it again.

For those of you who don’t live in this bastion of liberalism, let me share some of the insanity with you.

Prop-16 commercial make’s me sick every time I see it and made me want to write this post, take a look.

Droney: How is Antifa getting away with it? They were already prepared with a Soros-backed army of lawyers (op-ed)

Stole of Minds:
As we’ve already seen, all it took was a spark—in this case, the death of George Floyd—to give the far-left an excuse to tear stuff down.

Many people wonder how these Antifa thugs keep getting away with murder…figuratively and literally.

Thank a group called the National Lawyers Guild.
And who might one think has his venom all over this group?

None other than George Soros, along with the Ford Foundation.
The Star commentary notes that the Guild “explicitly and openly coordinates legal action and public relations in support of the Antifa movement.” So, despite ignoramus’s such as New York Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), claiming that Antifa does not exist, that couldn’t be further from the truth

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