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News and Headlines.3/3/2021

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VIDEO: Doorbell camera shows suspect open door, shoot at deputy’s face from point-blank range

The video appears to show that Vaught tried a few times to get someone to open the door before a handgun is pointed out the door and a shot is fired at her as she ducked on the front porch.

Vaught fires five shots, the video shows. Three back-up officers went into the house with weapons drawn and secured Runion, who was taken to an area hospital.

Vaught was not injured and recently returned to full duty, Riley said. He said Runion remains under guard at University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and his condition is improving daily.


6th grade choir teacher separates kids into ‘privileged’ and ‘targeted’ groups in lesson on ‘oppression’

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Adam Glanzman/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The revelation is just the latest example of educators and administrators force-feeding critical race theory and progressive political ideology to young, impressionable students — often while the social engineering campaign goes completely unnoticed by parents.

Then, according to the lesson plan, which the school confirmed as real in an email to TheBlaze, students were asked to view a chart describing different types of oppression as well as “privileged groups” and “targeted groups” and assess which category they belonged in.

The chart listed five types of oppression for the students’ consideration: Racism, sexism, religious oppression, heterosexism, and xenophobia.

The “privileged groups” outlined in the chart consisted of individuals who are white, male, Christian, heterosexual, and were born in the United States. The “targeted groups” described individuals who are any ethnicity besides white, who are female, who are Muslim or have any religious affiliation besides Christianity, identify as LGBT, and were not born in the United States.

Dr. Seuss books that just went out of print over racism accusations are now spiking in value

Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images
Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images

And they’re commanding a pretty penny if you want your very own copies — or if they’re hiding in storage somewhere and you want to cash in.

“If I Ran the Zoo” in hardback was going for $995 at its lowest price on Amazon; no paperbacks were available. On eBay, a decent-looking hardback copy was going for a low “buy it now” price of $200 — all the way up to $9,999. (There also was a copy going for $1 million, believe it or not.)

And for the one-stop shopper, there’s an eBay listing featuring all six out-of-print titles for the cool “buy it now” price of $5,200. Get ’em while they’re hot.

Dr. Seuss, or Theodor Seuss Geisel, wrote dozens of books over the course of his famed career, many of which have been translated into numerous languages and are still sold in more than 100 countries, the AP noted. Geisel was born in Springfield, Massachusetts, on March 2, 1904, and died in 1991, but he still remains popular today. In 2020, Geisel posthumously earned an estimated $33 million before taxes.

Pollak: Karl Marx’s Antisemitic Writing Is OK, But Not Dr. Seuss

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TOLGA AKMEN/AFP/Getty Images

Somehow, the foundational works of radical Marxism never seem to be on the list of books to be canceled.

No reasonable person, and certainly no one claiming intellectual credentials, would argue that Karl Marx’s works should be banned. But some of them certainly satisfy the new criteria.

Marx’s essay “On the Jewish Question,” for example, is a staple of college courses on political philosophy, because it summarizes his view of the limits of political freedom, and is easier to digest than his mammoth Capital. Yet the essay is also crudely antisemitic, which is barely mitigated by the fact that Marx himself was Jewish.

In the constant debate over whether the Founders of the United States, and the liberty they conceived, are to be rejected because some owned slaves, there is little discussion about how a basic text of Marxism is largely an antisemitic screed.

The right thing to do with texts that are tainted by prejudice is to engage with them critically. That was once considered both praiseworthy and interesting.

NYC Fined This Man $11,000 for a Pigeon Coop

The DOB’s mission is to ensure the safety of the Big Apple and all its inhabitants.

But the DOB often loses sight of this charge. Instead, it penalizes property owners over and over again for sometimes trivial issues, leaving them owing the city thousands of dollars while navigating an incredibly complex system that lacks the hallmarks of due process.

Ultimately, the DOB assesses immense fines that property owners can never challenge in a court of law, instead simply demanding compliance and payment.

It is perfectly reasonable for a city to ensure safety in construction by focusing on actual safety concerns. But hitting a homeowner over and over again with fines that can range up to $25,000 per violation—even while they are trying to comply—and failing to provide a legitimate recourse to appeal to a neutral party, does not advance any legitimate safety interests.

All it does is rack up money for the government and deprive property owners of their due process rights. Joe is fighting to change this system and ensure that homeowners are treated with dignity and due process.

‘Hard to explain’: Scientists struggle to figure out plunging COVID cases

Robert Cook, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Florida, admitted that it’s “hard to explain exactly what is the contributing the most” to the plunge.

“I do not think the country has reached herd immunity (although it is possible that a subset of the population who go out to bars, etc, has),” he said.

Some health officials have proposed that the U.S. may indeed be reaching sufficient levels of immunity necessary to naturally blunt the virus’s progress. That argument was advanced by Johns Hopkins Prof. Marty Makary in a Feb. 19 op-ed in the Wall Street Journal.

“At the current trajectory, I expect Covid will be mostly gone by April, allowing Americans to resume normal life,” Makary wrote.

1600 Migrants Arrested over Three Days in Single Texas Border Sector

File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector
File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Del Rio Sector

The arrests came in connection to more than 25 human smuggling interdictions, Chief Skero wrote. Most of the migrants arrested were single adults. He did not disclose the nationalities of the arrested migrants. Approximately half of the more than 1,600 arrests occurred in the Eagle Pass area, an official told Breitbart Texas in response to an inquiry.

Skero stated they arrested two criminal aliens in the groups.

One of those, 49-year-old Roman Gonzalez-Florez, is a previously deported rapist.

Del Rio Sector officials report their agents arrested “56 illegal immigrants with prior sexual assault convictions” during the first five months of Fiscal Year 2021, which began on October 1, 2020.


108 illegal immigrants released by Border Patrol in Texas test positive for coronavirus, officials say

Felipe Romero, a spokesperson for Brownsville, said Wednesday that the 108 positives represent 6.3% of the number of total migrants who have been rapid-tested at the city’s main bus station, where they are being released by the Border Patrol. Rapid testing of the individuals began there on Jan. 25. 

Migrant families who tested positive and spoke to that news organization at the bus station said they were waiting to travel to places such as Maryland and New Jersey. 

Miriam Izaguirre, a 35-year-old from Honduras who also tested positive, told Noticias Telemundo Investiga that she planned to travel by bus to Houston. 

US Investigating Human Smuggling Link to California Crash That Killed 13

California Highway Patrol officers investigate a crash site after a collision between a Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle and a tractor-trailer truck in Holtville, Calif.
California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers investigate a crash site after a collision between a Ford Expedition sport utility vehicle (SUV) and a tractor-trailer truck near Holtville, California, U.S. in an aerial photograph March 2, 2021. REUTERS/Bing Guan

“Special Agents from Homeland Security Investigations San Diego responded to the scene of today’s fatal crash in El Centro, California, and have initiated a human smuggling investigation,” an official with the agency, known as ICE, told The Epoch Times via email.

At least 10 of those killed in the crash were from Mexico, according to Roberto Valasco, director of North American affairs for Mexico’s Foreign Relations Department.

Those injured ranged in age from 16 to 55 and were taken to various hospitals in the area with injuries ranging from fractures to life-threatening head wounds.


SUV that killed at least 13 drove through border wall

A California highway crash involving human smugglers and 25 migrants jammed into a single SUV left over a dozen dead Tuesday, a Border Patrol source tells Fox News.

Politics:

Kissinger: Biden Must Uphold Trump Admin’s ‘Brilliant’ Success in the Middle East

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Getty Images

Kissinger praised the Trump administration’s diplomatic corps for its strategy of pitting major Sunni Muslim countries in the Middle East against Iran.

The strategy, Kissinger said, served to isolate Tehran and opened the door to a new approach to Middle Eastern foreign policy that advances American interests.

The Trump administration also confronted Iran directly through a “maximum pressure” campaign and “snapback” sanctions in an effort to slow the Iranian economy and halt the Iranian nuclear program

The Biden administration has shown little interest in heeding Kissinger’s advice. Biden has elevated several Obama-era diplomats who argued for the Iran deal to senior positions, such as climate czar John Kerry, Iran envoy Robert Malley, and nominee for undersecretary of defense Colin Kahl.

Even with strong bipartisan opposition from Congress, the White House has said it still hopes to reengage in nuclear talks with Iran in the coming months.

Cuomo addresses misconduct allegations, says won’t resign, ‘never touched anyone inappropriately’

Gov. Andrew Cuomo
(Pacific Press/Getty)
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Pacific Press/Getty)

The Democratic governor’s remarks are the first since three women in recent days have accused him of inappropriate behavior. 

Cuomo, who is facing calls from Republicans and fellow Democrats to resign, said he has “learned an important lesson about his own behavior around women.”

Cuomo said he will “fully cooperate” with the state attorney general’s investigation into sexual harassment allegations, according to the Associated Press.

Attorney General Letitia James is in the process of selecting an outside law firm to conduct an investigation into the allegations and produce a report that will be made publicly, the wire service also reports.

Bipartisan senators introduce bill to strip Biden of war powers

Sen. Tim Kaine, along with Sen. Chris Murhpy, has long pushed to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force and the 2002 Iraq War authorization and institute new guidelines for Congress to approve military action.
Sen. Tim Kaine, along with Sen. Chris Murhpy, has long pushed to repeal the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force and the 2002 Iraq War authorization and institute new guidelines for Congress to approve military action. | Anna Moneymaker/The New York Times via AP

Sens. Tim Kaine and Todd Young on Wednesday introduced bipartisan legislation that would repeal decades-old authorizations for the use of military force in the Middle East, amid escalating tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the region.

Kaine (D-Va.) and Young (R-Ind.) unveiled the measure as lawmakers have expressed frustration with President Joe Biden’s decision to launch airstrikes in Syria last week without first seeking congressional approval.

It also comes just hours after an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops and civilian contractors was hit by rocket attacks.

The bill would repeal the 1991 and 2002 authorizations that cleared the way for a prolonged military conflict in Iraq, culminating in calls from Democrats and Republicans alike to end the so-called “forever wars” in the region.


Biden DHS Makes Dangerous Illegal Aliens Twitter Alert Account Private

The Department of Homeland Security changed its Immigration and Customs Enforcement Alert (@ICEAlert) Twitter account to private. The social media account was previously used to spotlight dangerous illegal migrants living in the United States after being freed by sanctuary cities.

The ICE Alert account is now “protected.” Protected tweets are only visible to Twitter users who are allowed to follow that account. The tweets cannot be reposted.

Jon Feere, a former senior employee at ICE under President Donald Trump, said in a series of tweets that the Biden administration locked ICE’s public safety alert account, which was used to inform the public about the criminal illegal aliens freed by sanctuary cities.

The social media account was created under the Obama administration in 2013 when Joe Biden was vice president. The account was developed by ICE under the Trump administration.

Crenshaw slams Biden admin for ‘prioritizing illegal immigrants’

Crenshaw slams Biden admin for ‘prioritizing illegal immigrants’

Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, discusses how the Biden administration’s immigration policies have affected his state.

He also reacts to the end of Texas’ mask mandate and other restrictions.

Mike Pence Breaks Silence, Says Democrats’ Election Bills Are ‘Unconstitutional Power Grab’

President Donald Trump arrives with Vice President Mike Pence for a Make America Great Again rally at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan on Nov. 2, 2020.
President Donald Trump arrives with Vice President Mike Pence for a Make America Great Again rally at Cherry Capital Airport in Traverse City, Michigan on Nov. 2, 2020. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images)

Pence railed against Democrats’ H.R. 1, which would require states to use an automatic voter registration system for federal elections, allow same-day voter registration, and other measures.

Some Republicans have said the bill would ensure that GOP candidates would never get elected again during presidential races.

“While legislators in many states have begun work on election reform to restore public confidence in state elections, unfortunately, congressional Democrats have chosen to sweep those valid concerns and reforms aside and to push forward a brazen attempt to nationalize elections in blatant disregard of the U.S. Constitution,” he wrote in the opinion article for The Daily Signal, which is associated with the Heritage Foundation.

He added that H.R. 1 would “trample the First Amendment” as well as “erode” Americans’ confidence in their elections.

China Gets ‘Blank Check’ From Paris Agreement—Former EPA Chief Andrew Wheeler | CPAC 2021

At the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), we sit down with Andrew Wheeler, the former chief of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, to discuss what he sees as the major untold accomplishments of the Trump administration when it comes to environmental protection and why he disagrees with the Biden administration’s decision to rejoin the Paris Agreement.

Tucker Carlson: Incompetent elites are ruining kids’ lives

Commentary/Opinion:
Tucker Carlson examines how coronavirus lockdowns have harmed children.

World News:

Boko Haram Deadline Expires to Execute Kidnapped Christian Pastor in Nigeria

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Screen shot

As Breitbart News reported, on Christmas Eve 2020, a band of armed Boko Haram militants stormed the mostly Christian village of Pemi, near Chibok, in Borno State, on trucks and motorcycles, opening fire on villagers and killing eleven.

The jihadists set buildings ablaze, including a church, and stole food and medical supplies.

On that occasion, the raiders also kidnapped Pastor Yakuru of the Church of the Brethren (EYN) and have held him captive during the ensuing months.

For its part, the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has also urged President Buhari to order the Nigerian military to rescue Pastor Yakuru from his Boko Haram captors before he is executed.

“Why should the government leave the citizens of this country at the mercy of insurgents, bandits and kidnappers? What then is the essence of having a government in place?” Ayokunle asked.

8 injured in stabbing terror attack in Sweden

Swedish police called the incident a “suspected terrorist crime” and confirmed eight people have been injured in the attack. Police shot the suspect – described only as a man in his 20s – and took him into police custody.

A photo circulating social media appears to show police officers detaining the suspect. The photo’s authenticity could not be confirmed.

The incident was first described as “attempted murder” but was later designated a suspected terrorism incident.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Löfven released a statement saying, “We respond to these appalling actions with the joint strength of the society. We are reminded of how fragile our secure existence is. 


French photojournalist in coma after youth gang attack

Christian Lantenois, 65, was assaulted in a car park in the north-eastern city of Reims while working for L'Union newspaper.
Christian Lantenois, 65, was assaulted in a car park in the north-eastern city of Reims while working for L’Union newspaper.

He was found bleeding from his ears after he sustained “very severe” head injuries in the attack.

A 21-year-old man has been charged with attempted aggravated murder and a second suspect has been identified.

The charged suspect is accused of beating the photographer with his fist and then using his own camera as a weapon against him.

The public prosecutor said Mr Lantenois was targeted “because he was a journalist” and had been trying to take photographs of individuals when he was spotted and set upon.

He had gone to the area with a reporter amid reports that dozens of young people armed with bats were preparing for a mass brawl.


US outraged over Iran role in Yemen; ICC to probe alleged Israeli war-crimes – TV7 Israel News 03.03

1) In the face of a looming investigation by the International Criminal Court, or ICC, into alleged war-crimes which the Palestinians claim were committed by Israel; hundreds of Israeli citizens may be subject to arrests while visiting Europe, or elsewhere.

2) Israel intends to establish a “special security arrangement” with its Gulf Arab partners in light of mutual concerns regarding Iran.

3) Washington voices outrage over Tehran’s evident role in fanning the flames of conflict in Yemen.

Greece earthquake shakes shop and collapses buildings

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the Greek city of Larissa on Wednesday morning, and was felt across country.

An elderly man had to be rescued from his home in the village of Mesochori, which had partially collapsed, but there have been no reported serious injuries.


Rockets Hit Iraq Air Base Hosting U.S. Troops Ahead Of Papal Visit

The missiles struck the Ain Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq on March 3. (file photo)
The missiles struck the Ain Al-Asad Air Base in western Iraq on March 3. (file photo)

The missiles struck the Ain Al-Asad Air Base in the western province of Anbar at 7:20 a.m. local time on March 3, spokesman Colonel Wayne Marotto said.

The Iraqi military said the attack did not cause significant losses and that security forces had found the launch pad used in the incident.

AFP quoted Western security sources as saying the rockets were Iranian-made Arash models.

“One civilian contractor died of a heart attack during the attack,” a high-level security source told the news agency, adding that he could not confirm the contractor’s nationality.

The attack comes after a February 16 rocket salvo on a military base in Iraq’s northern Kurdistan region killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member and other coalition troops.

Commentary/Opinion:

Revealing Past Struggles & Dealing with My Regret (Pt. 3)| Jordan Peterson | POLITICS | Rubin Report

In this clip Jordan talks about his own struggles with drinking too much alcohol and why he decided to quit drinking.

Jordan discusses how to deal with regret in a way that helps you improve yourself.

Jordan discusses the importance of using shame and regret as indicators of what bad habits in your life may need some attention.

He also discusses the importance of the good vs evil motif and its presence in all of the great books.

Tucker: The memory of Dr. Seuss matters more than ever

Commentary/Opinion:
Tucker Carlson on Dr. Seuss being ‘canceled’ from Read Across America.

How To DEFEAT The Left’s Deception | The Candace Owens Show

Dr. Carol Swain: To defeat the left you must understand their tactics.