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News and Headlines.3/12/2021

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In The News:

‘I couldn’t be there to protect them.’ 3 kids and their moms killed in Florida tragedy

From left to right and top to bottom: Antoinette Oliver (30), Liza Jackson (25), Olivia Jackson (4), Chloe Oliver (5) and King Oliver (5 months old).
From left to right and top to bottom: Antoinette Oliver (30), Liza Jackson (25), Olivia Jackson (4), Chloe Oliver (5) and King Oliver (5 months old).

A Florida pastor is grieving the loss of his two daughters and three grandchildren who were among the five people killed in a car crash in Orlando Thursday night.

To add to the man’s heartache, his wife, who was driving one of the cars, is battling Stage 4 cancer and is hospitalized with serious injuries and so he hasn’t been able to tell her of their unimaginable loss.

“Just imagining that final impact and what my kids were going through and what my grandchildren were saying and I couldn’t be there to protect them,”Pastor Anthony Oliver told a Fox 35 News reporter in Orlando. 

At a news conference near the accident site Thursday night, the Florida Highway Patrol gave some details about the crash, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

YouTube Blacklists 30,000 Videos It Claims Are Coronavirus Vaccine ‘Misinformation’

Kimberly White /Getty
Kimberly White /Getty

AXIOS reports that YouTube spokesperson Elena Hernandez has revealed that YouTube has removed more than 30,000 videos that it claims made misleading or false claims about coronavirus vaccines in the last six months, providing the first release of numbers on the topic.

Accounts that violate YouTube’s policy rules are subject to its “strike” system which can result in accounts being permanently banned from the platform.

Facebook and Twitter have adopted similar policies to YouTube and have worked to remove misleading information about the coronavirus and vaccines from their various platforms.


Uber passenger seen assaulting San Francisco driver in viral video is arrested

San Francisco police said on Thursday that officers with the Las Vegas police department had arrested Malaysia King, 24, who is accused of attacking Subhakar Khadka after he refused to continue to drive King and two other passengers, one of whom had failed to follow Uber policies and wear a mask during the ride.

The incident occurred on Sunday, after Khadka picked up three women in the city.

Khadka filmed the video, which appears to show an unmasked woman in the back of the car coughing into Khadka’s face and screaming at him.

Seconds later the woman snatches Khadka’s cellphone out of his hand and plucks his mask from his face.

She and another passenger threaten to beat up the driver, before, according to Khadka, spraying pepper spray into his car.

Biden’s SecDef overruled Nat’l Guard chief who wanted to end DC troop deployment, report says

Virginia National Guard Airmen near the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
Virginia National Guard Airmen near the U.S. Capitol, Jan. 13, 2021, in Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Bryan Myhr)

With the shortage in available troops, Hokanson said the National Guard has had to man its mission in D.C. with volunteers.

“To date, only 500 have volunteered to extend through the draft [request for authorization for a deployment extension] end date despite our best efforts to marshal more volunteers,” Hokanson wrote.

“I am concerned that the continued indefinite nature of this requirement may also impede our ability to man future missions as both adjutants general and guardsmen alike may be skeptical about committing to future endeavors,” Hokanson added.

On Thursday, military officials announced a Guardsman deployed in D.C. had died due to a medical emergency, but did not elaborate on the cause of death.

Latest Science on COVID: Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Max Lugavere, Gina Florio | ROUNDTABLE | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of The Rubin Report talks to Max Lugavere, Gina Florio, Dr. Jay Bhattacharya about why lockdowns don’t work and COVID prevention through physical activity and healthy eating.

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya will explain why lockdowns don’t work and why he thinks that lockdowns were the worst public health mistake of the last 100 years.

Max Lugavere will explain how you can use nutrition and immunity boosting foods to strengthen your immune system.

Gina Florio will focus on the best kind of exercise you can do to lower obesity and your BMI (body mass index) which the CDC has now confirmed as being one of the main risk factors increasing the COVID death rate.

Dr. Jay Bhattacharya will also share why he thinks Dr. Fauci has not been able to see the harm done by never-ending lockdowns and indoor dining bans that continue despite the rollout of the COVID vaccine.

Nashville police officer in critical condition following shootout at Dollar General parking lot, officials say

Officer Josh Baker was attempting a traffic stop, Nashville Police say. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)
Officer Josh Baker was attempting a traffic stop, Nashville Police say. (Metropolitan Nashville Police Department)

The Nashville Metropolitan Police Department (NMPD) identified the officer as Josh Baker and said the incident unfolded around 9:30 a.m. local time when he attempted a traffic stop on a vehicle whose owner has six outstanding drug warrants.  

“Officer Baker approached the vehicle, learned that the owner of the car — the person with the outstanding warrants — was not the person driving and the situation devolved from there into a shootout,” Nashville police spokesperson Don Aaron told reporters. 

Aaron says the 31-year-old woman behind the wheel, identified as Nika Holbert, opened fire and Baker shot back in response. 

Following the shooting, Holbert sped away from the scene and crashed the vehicle down an embankment, Aaron said. 

Migrants smuggled across Texas river as border crossings surge, video shows

(TRIPWIRES AND TRIGGERS)
(TRIPWIRES AND TRIGGERS)

The video appeared on the TikTok account of “Tripwires & Triggers,” a service started by Jaeson Jones to keep the public informed about the situation at the southern border.

Jones, who previously served as a captain in the Intelligence and Counterterrorism Division of the Texas Department of Public Safety, narrates the video.

Jones has extensively covered the situation across the border, and he claimed in the video that Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have been moved from border security to migrant care and processing.

A version of the video without commentary later appeared on Twitter.

The video hits the internet as the White House denies any kind of “open border” with Mexico.

Police not welcome in George Floyd memorial site: Sgt. Brantner Smith

National Police Association Spokeswoman Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith reacts to a militant-style group occupying George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, declaring it a six-block autonomous zone that bars entry of police.

Gov. Whitmer facing possible investigation over nursing home deaths

Daughter of Michigan coronavirus nursing home victim Jamie Nicholson weighs in on pandemic response from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. 

Portland Police Invisible as Antifa Renews Attacks on Federal Courthouse

Twitter Screenshot/Jennifer Dowling-KOIN6
Twitter Screenshot/Jennifer Dowling-KOIN6

Videos show Antifa smashing windows, spraying graffiti, and setting fires. Portland police were nowhere to be seen in the footage.

Department of Homeland Security agents responded to a Thursday night attack on the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse as Antifa smashed windows, set fires, and vandalized the property, The Oregonian reported.

Rioters told reporters they attacked because federal officials removed the physical barriers that had been protecting the courthouse since July.

“Demonstrators also cited the recent dismantling of protections in front of the courthouse and proceedings in the case of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in George Floyd’s death as reasons they were protesting Thursday night,” the article states quoting journalist Suzette Smith.

Video’s tweeted by KOIN CBS6 journalist Jennifer Dowling show the violent attacks on the courthouse. In the videos, there are no signs of a Portland police.

Talking to a Client in the Wrong Location Makes This Counselor a Criminal

Elizabeth Brokamp is a professional counselor who just wants to help people at a time when many Americans need it more than ever.

But if the Virginia resident tries to talk with clients just miles away in D.C., she will cited and fined for making a Zoom call.

In today’s show, we talk about what she’s doing to fight back, and why her case is a crucial part of the fight to protect free speech.

Tucker responds to Pentagon’s criticism of his show

Commentary/Opinion:
Tucker Carlson Tonight’ hits back at critics of his opinion on Biden’s military decisions.

Amazon Bans Books Framing Transgenderism As ‘Mental Illness’

Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Omar Marques/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images

“As a bookseller, we provide our customers with access to a variety of viewpoints, including books that some customers may find objectionable,” wrote Brian Huseman, Amazon vice president of public policy, in a letter obtained by The Wall Street Journal.

“Amazon works hard to ensure customers have a great shopping experience, and access to the widest and most diverse cross-section of written and spoken word in retail today.”

“That said, we reserve the right not to sell certain content. All retailers make decisions about what selection they choose to offer, as do we.

As to your specific question about When Harry Became Sally, we have chosen not to sell books that frame LGBTQ+ identity as a mental illness,” Huseman continued, referring to Anderson’s book.

HS Student Failed for Being White and Not Apologizing for It

Bi-racial Nevada high school student William Clark received a failing grade in his critical race theory course for refusing to apologize for his “white dominance.”

Marjorie Taylor Greene says ‘nobody cares about the stupid royals,’ calls DC a ‘s–thole’

Greene called Prince Harry and wife Meghan Markle’s complaint-filled weekend Oprah interview a distraction from President Biden’s legislative agenda, including the just-signed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill that conservatives call wasteful.

“The news, our conservative media has got to do better. They’re sitting here talking about the royals — nobody cares about the stupid royals.

The fiery congresswoman told Bannon on Thursday, “I gave up an awesome life to be here, I gave up an American dream to come into this, what I consider to be a s–thole because I’m pissed off, because I’m watching the greatest country in the world burn down.”

Politics:

Sponsor of bill to fund abortions with U.S. foreign aid slurs late Sen. Jesse Helms as ‘racist’

Rep. Jan Schakowsky
Rep. Jan Schakowsky 

Brian Rogers, president of the Jesse Helms Center in Wingate, N.C., fired back at Schakowsky in an interview Thursday.

“It’s a disgrace that Rep. Jan Schakowsky or anyone else would use such a vile word to describe Sen. Helms, a man … whom they had never met,” Rogers told Just the News. 

“That said, in our view, nothing could be more racist than advancing a policy of aborting a child anywhere in the world as a method of family planning, which is what the Helms Amendment was designed to avert,” Rogers added.

“Many countries that receive assistance from the U.S. prohibit abortion in all but extreme cases, such as where the life of the mother is at stake or where the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest,” Oas wrote in a piece posted at her organization’s website. 

“In such places, the vast majority of abortions currently occurring ‘unsafely’ are already illegal, and the U.S. could not assist in making them ‘safe’ without violating the sovereign laws of that country.”

Schakowsky said there’s a “robust discussion” going on about eliminating the legislative filibuster in the Senate, which would pave the way for passage of this measure and others with only a simple majority.

Over $57 billion in hidden taxes lurking in Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill

The executive compensation deduction change in the stimulus bill covers 5 more of a company’s highest paid employees.

“TCJA [Tax Cuts and Jobs Act] included such a limit, but Dems essentially doubled it to make it more draconian,” a House Ways and Means Committee minority spokesperson said.

“Dems are under no illusions that their bill is about growth, so them putting a cap on executive pay is just political messaging.”

Senate Dems introduce ‘assault weapons’ ban bill on 205 gun models, incl. shotguns, hunting rifles

An AR-15 bears a marking showing it was made in Hartford, Conn. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
An AR-15 bears a marking showing it was made in Hartford, Conn. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Introduced by Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), the legislation called the “Assault Weapons Ban of 2021” would also outlaw magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds and is co-sponsored by 34 other Senate Democrats.

Current owners of the “assault weapons” listed in the legislation would be allowed to keep them, but any private transfers would require an FBI background check prior to receiving the firearm.

The Department of Justice National Institute of Justice issued a report in 2004 stating that the “assault weapons” ban from 1994 did not actually reduce crime.

“Should it be renewed, the ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement,” the report continued, later stating,

“The ban’s effects on gun violence are likely to be small at best and perhaps too small for reliable measurement.”

CONSERVATISM IS COMPASSIONATE: Border Policy

Commentary/Opinion:
Conservatism is more compassionate than liberalism. Conservative policies consider the long term damage done to Americans on policy issues.

Take a look at Joe Biden’s bad border policy. Many women and children from Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico are putting themselves in harm’s way to illegally enter America.

Some of the migrants will be raped, tortured and used as human traffickers for drugs because of Biden’s weak stance on the border.

Also, many illegal migrants will have to hide in the shadows once they arrive, and most likely they’ll work under the table, which will stagnate wages for lower income Americans.

Hillary Embarrasses Herself! (Cancel Culture Explained)

Commentary/Opinion:
Hillary Clinton showed her ignorance with one tweet.

Does she really not know what Cancel Culture is?

And are they really trying to cancel Speedy Gonzales?

Let me break it down for you in this episode of the Simple Truth.

Ingraham: Media will ‘promote, protect and defend’ Biden ‘no matter what’

Commentary/Opinion:
‘The Ingraham Angle’ host bashes the mainstream media for protecting the president despite deficiencies.

World News:

Israel-France-Greece-Cyprus end EastMed drill; Iran shunned from Syria talks – TV7 Israel News 12.03

1) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu highlights the ever’ strong and deepening relations between Jerusalem, Prague and Budapest.

2) The Israeli navy concludes and exercise titled “Noble Dina” which was drilled along-side the French, Greek and Cypriot Navies.

3) Russia asserts the tragic situations in Iraq, Libya and Syria are the consequences of democratization imposed by the West.

Sadiq Khan Admits Streets of London ‘Not Safe’ for Women or Girls

Dan Kitwood/Getty Images
Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Mayor Khan, who under the terms of the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011 fulfils the role of Police and Crime Commissioner in the British capital — excluding, somewhat confusingly for outsiders, the City of London, or Square Mile, which has its own police force — made the comments in an appearance on LBC radio.

“London’s streets are not safe for women, are they?” the presenter asked the Labour politician, following news that a serving Metropolitan Police officer has been arrested in connection with the disappearance and presumed murder of a 33-year-old marketing executive.

“No, they aren’t, or for girls,” admitted the mayor, who has been in post and responsible for law and order since May 2016 — his term extended after Coronavirus saw local elections postponed for a year.

Some of the more gruesome crime trends in London in recent years have included the acid attack — Britain was hailed as a global capital for acid attacks, driven by incidents in Khan’s London. One shocking instance left a young woman celebrating her 21st birthday with life-changing injuries and put her male cousin in a coma.

The capital has also seen serious sexual crimes such as gang rape, including an attack by three men who held a machete to a 16-year-old schoolgirl’s throat in early 2020.

Myanmar coup: The ‘battle tactics’ used in crackdowns on protests

Human rights groups are calling on Myanmar's military to end it's use of lethal force against civilians
GETTY IMAGES Human rights groups are calling on Myanmar’s military to end it’s use of lethal force against civilians

Crackdowns against protests have already killed over 70 people, according to a UN estimate.

But the military, or Tatmadaw, insists that security forces have acted with restraint against “riotous protesters” who they accuse of attacking police.

In a new report, human rights group Amnesty International has verified more than 50 videos of violent incidents circulating on social media.

Based on this evidence, it says that while security forces have also been using non-lethal tactics against protesters, they’ve been stepping up the use of battlefield weapons and lethal force in recent weeks.

One clip shows security forces in the town of Mawlamyine riding on trucks and allegedly shooting live ammunition at random, including into people’s homes.

Greece: “Lockdown fatigue” blamed for fueling mass protests

Dozens of demonstrations have taken place in Athens and other Greek cities over the past month following multiple allegations of police brutality in enforcing a nightly curfew and other strict lockdown measures.

The protests were also fueled by a recent decision to launch police patrols on university campuses as well as a hunger strike by a jailed militant group gunman to demand a prison transfer.

Often attended by thousands in defiance of lockdown restrictions, the protests have triggered nightly clashes between demonstrators and police.

Alexis Tsipras, a former prime minister and current left-wing opposition leader, argued that the government’s use of heavy-handed policing had backfired.

Commentary/Opinion:

Anti-Racism Movement EXPOSED | Ep 135

Anti-racism has nothing to do with actually ending hatred or problems in the world. Instead, it’s about refocusing that hatred from protected groups onto those who are seen to be in “power.”

It’s scary that this movement has been used by the elites to change our society from one based on truth and principles to a country built on emotions, fear, and impulse.

There are real-world consequences to this, as we are seeing right now in the Derek Chauvin trial. This is the truth about the anti-racism movement.