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News and Headlines.7/15/2021

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Almost a MILLION migrants have apprehended at the border since January: Staggering projections show more than the population of San Francisco has already crossed and there could be 2M by end of 2021

From January to May, 711,784 migrants were encountered by Customs and Border Protection at the southern border – five times the amount during the same period in 2020 – and the Biden administration is on track to encounter 1 million by the end of July.

CBP’s latest data, released in June, show that there were 180,034 encounters with illegal crossers in May, the highest of any month in the last 20 years.

The spike in migration under President Joe Biden’s administration continues to grow with no signs of it coming to a stop any time soon.

The numbers for June have not yet been updated on CBP’s webpage, but pictures emerge at least weekly of groups of hundreds of migrants turning themselves over to U.S. immigration authorities at the U.S.-Mexico border.

If the current apprehension trajectory continues, CBP will have encountered more than 1 million illegal immigrants at the southern border by late July – when Biden reaches his six month mark in office.

Personalized 3-D printed knee implant could help thousands of arthritis sufferers

The bespoke implant preserves the existing joint and can be used at an earlier stage of arthritis, before a knee replacement is needed.CREDIT University of Bath.
The bespoke implant preserves the existing joint and can be used at an earlier stage of arthritis, before a knee replacement is needed.CREDIT University of Bath.

A groundbreaking new treatment that uses 3-D printed implants and that could bring relief to tens of thousands of knee osteoarthritis sufferers has received approval to be trialed in UK patients, following a virtual “in-silico” trial that demonstrated its safety.

The personalized early knee osteoarthritis treatment, developed by engineers at the University of Bath’s Center for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI), uses state of the art 3D metal printing technology to make personalized medical-grade titanium-alloy plates that perfectly fit every patient.

The technique also simplifies HTO surgery, making operations quicker and therefore safer.


A New Brain Implant Lets You Transform Thoughts Into Speech

A 3D rendering of a brain implant.laremenko / iStock
A 3D rendering of a brain implant.laremenko / iStock

Science is working to restore the natural faculties we often lose in life.

And a man without the power of speech or movement can generate words and sentences on a computer with thoughts alone, thanks to a new experimental implant that decodes brain signals that work the vocal tract, according to a recent study published in the journal The New England Journal of Medicine.

Crucially, the method behind this novel implant could radically increase the number of words per minute a person with paralysis may communicate.

“The stroke left him nearly completely paralyzed in his arms and legs but also in the muscles of his vocal tract,” said Chang. While this put an end to his organic ability to speak, the region of his brain that commanded speech remained perfectly fine.

Seattle mom makes headlines for vowing to fight for kids against indoctrination: ‘They don’t have to be cultural victims … It is war.’

Image source: Fox News video screenshot
Image source: Fox News video screenshot

Katy Faust, a child rights advocate, mother of four children, a pastor’s wife, told Fox News that parents need to learn how to equip children to fight against assimilation.

The best way to do that, she explained, is to teach them about controversial topics beginning at a young age before teachers can get their hands on the kids.

“Parents out there who are afraid of sending their kids to school, who are worried that the culture is going to consume them, you accurately understand the threat,” she said in a video.

“I’m not going to minimize how insane and how damaging these ideas are.

Police: Man pulled gun on cop during traffic stop in Cambria Co

Austin Yanella, 24, of Hastings was pulled over on Magee Avenue after making a left turn through a red light.

After being pulled over, Yanella exited the vehicle and refused to get back in even though he was ordered to do so.

Yanella then began yelling and walking away from the scene until the officer pulled out a taser and pointed it at him, according to the criminal complaint.

Then, Yanella pointed a .22 caliber handgun at the officer. The officer fired the taser which dropped Yanella to the ground, according to the criminal complaint.

YouTube Fined By Germany For Removing Pandemic Protest Video

Perhaps the most chilling aspect of the rising censorship in the United States is that countries like Germany (with histories of antagonism toward free speech) have criticized the trend as dangerous and wrong.

While Democratic leaders and media figures have supported censorship, figures like Angela Merkel (long criticized for her attacks on free speech) have criticized moves like Twitter banning Trump.

Now, Germany has fined YouTube for something that many on the left in the United States have supported: the removal of a video contesting Covid-19 limits.

A German court ordered YouTube to pay a $118,000 fine for removing the video of a protest against Covid-19 lockdowns filmed in Switzerland last year.

YouTube fought to censor the video because it deemed such protests to be Covid-19 “misinformation.”

YouTube, like Twitter and Facebook, enforce massive censorship operations after taking sides on issues of political, scientific, and social debates.

GETTR explodes, passing 1.5 million users in just 11 days

The new social media platform GETTR, created by former Trump spokesman Jason Miller and allies, has passed 1.5 million users in record time and is poised for “substantial growth,” according to a new survey.

A Fabrizio, Lee & Associates poll, provided to Secrets, found that few Republicans have yet to hear about GETTR, but two-thirds of those who have are on it or are planning to sign up.

While still being introduced in the social media world, the survey said that 15% of Republicans are already aware of the chatty site.

“Despite low level of awareness, new platform GETTR has high conversion rate and has an opportunity for substantial growth,” said the analysis of the poll. It was not commissioned by GETTR.

Consumers’ Research launches ‘Woka-Cola’ campaign targeting the company for hypocrisy

The new efforts – which include an ad that will air in Atlanta, a new website called AlwaysWokaCola.com and mobile billboards attached to trucks that will drive around Coca-Cola’s headquarters, its museum and the Georgia State Capitol over the next 28 days – are part of the nonprofit’s ongoing, seven-figure ad campaign targetting “woke” companies.

“Today, we are launching AlwaysWokaCola.com and the accompanying ads as a satirical reminder to Coke to focus on their consumers, not woke politicians,” Will Hild, executive director of Consumers’ Research, told FOX Business in a statement Thursday.

The ads highlight Coca-Cola’s impact on the United States’ obesity epidemic; reports that Coca-Cola and other big-name U.S. brands lobbied against a bill aiming to bar companies from using labor in China’s Xinjiang Province, where Muslim minority populations are subject to forced labor and other human rights violations (though Coca-Cola has denied it uses any forced labor); and other health concerns related to Coke beverages.

Video of Transgender Parents Failing to Nurse Newborn Baby Goes Viral

The biological father tries and fails to breastfeed the newborn baby
The biological father tries and fails to breastfeed the newborn baby

In the clip, Petrona – a biological male and father of the child who “identifies” as a woman and mother – attempts to breastfeed the infant but the pair is left disappointed when “mom” fails to produce any milk.

Ahanu – a biological female who gave birth to the baby but “identities” as a male and father – watches on and asks if “they are getting any milk.”

Both Ahanu and Petrona are topless in the video, and Ahanu’s elective mastectomy scars are visible alongside a postpartum stomach as Petrona fruitlessly tries to breastfeed the couple’s child.

The gender-neutral pronoun “they,” in this case, is in reference to the baby, whose gender has not been identified at the time of this reporting.

Vietnam War vet dies after Chicago carjackers beat him in broad daylight

Keith Cooper, 73, died Wednesday at around 12:30 p.m. in the Hyde Park area after two people demanded he give them his car while he ran errands.

They then repeatedly punched him in the head, police said, as witnesses stepped in to try to stop the attack. 

Cooper died just days before his 74th birthday and leaves behind a legacy of surviving two Vietnam War combat tours while in the Marine Corps. 

Carjackings in Chicago have increased in recent years, with 2020 seeing a 135% spike compared to 2019, from 603 carjackings in 2019 to 1,416 in 2020.

The crime has spilled over into 2021, with one particularly violent 24-hour span last month seeing at least five carjackings. 

Bodycam Footage Ruins Black State Rep’s Racism Claim for Traffic Stop

Minnesota state Rep. John Thompson insisted he was pulled over for “driving while black” and used the incident as a political rallying cry — the only problem is, the officer’s body camera footage tells a different story.

The incident in the early hours of July 4 during a routine traffic stop in St. Paul, when an unnamed police sergeant pulled the Democratic lawmaker over after observing that he had no front license plate and was driving at a high speed, according to Fox News.

The officer found Thompson was using a Wisconsin driver’s license, which had been suspended for failure to pay child support, according to WCCO-TV in Minneapolis.

Wild video shows women beat Brooklyn laundromat worker

Police are looking for these two women in connection to an assault in a Brooklyn laundromat last month in which a 69-year-old man was hurt.
NYPD
Police are looking for these two women in connection to an assault in a Brooklyn laundromat last month in which a 69-year-old man was hurt.NYPD

Two women are being sought by police for beating up a male worker at a Brooklyn laundromat last month, authorities said Wednesday.

It was not immediately clear what triggered the confrontation.

Surveillance footage captured the wild melee inside laundromat, showing the man fall to the floor after one of the suspects whacked him with the vase.

He suffered cuts to his head and was taken by EMS to Brookdale Hospital in stable condition, police said.


Video shows DoorDash driver contaminating Brooklyn cop’s Chipotle order

“Video posted to social media shows a delivery driver tampering with food that had been ordered by an NYPD officer — and now the driver could face charges,”

Police sources said it wasn’t immediately clear whether the cop for whom the order was intended sampled the food before realizing it had been tampered with.

Cops are investigating the contamination, and a DoorDash spokeswoman said the driver — who has not been publicly identified — has been booted from the service.

The short video clip, posted to Facebook on Monday, shows the driver reaching into the open container of what appears to be a burrito bowl to bury the note under shredded cheese and lettuce.

Dr. Makary: ‘There is no data’ to support Fauci’s call for masking small children.

Dr. Marty Makary on celebrities convincing Americans to vaccinate.

Dr. Makary on COVID vaccine push: Government-sponsored ads usually don’t work

The results follow news of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) adding a warning label to the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine over links to a rare neurological condition.

Poll: 23% of Vaccinated Say They Experienced ‘Negative Reactions’ to the Vaccine

JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images
JACK GUEZ/AFP via Getty Images

An updated fact sheet for healthcare providers administering the shot lists adverse side effects which include acute allergic reactions, thrombosis with thrombocytopenia, capillary leak syndrome, and a nervous system disorder — Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

According to the fact sheet, “Reports of adverse events following use of the Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine under emergency use authorization suggest an increased risk of Guillain-Barré syndrome during the 42 days following vaccination.”


Tucker obtains whistleblower report on military flying illegal immigrants

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host reacts to migrant apprehension numbers.

Gordon Chang: What Happened With the Didi IPO, and Why it Matters | CLIP | American Thought Leaders

China expert Gordon Chang delves into the Didi IPO debacle and explains why China waited until after the IPO was settled to launch and investigation into Didi, sending shares plunging.

He also explains how US corporations can’t pull assets out from China, effectively meaning they are stuck with the Communist regime.

Politics:

Psaki Straight Up Admits Government is Telling Facebook What Content to Allow

U.S. Senate passes bill banning Xinjiang goods

The U.S. Senate passed legislation on Wednesday to ban the import of products from China’s Xinjiang region, the latest effort in Washington to punish Beijing for what U.S. officials say is an ongoing genocide against Uyghurs and other Muslim groups. Jayson Albano reports.

Tucker Carlson: Votes Were Doublecounted In Georgia, Hundreds Of Ballots Were “Improperly Duplicated”

On a Saturday night in late May of this year, an alarm sounded in a big nondescript warehouse in Fulton County, Georgia.

The warehouse was an unlikely place for a burglary. It was under round-the-clock surveillance by both private security and local law enforcement including armed deputies with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office.

Any unauthorized person entering from the outside would have to get past a locked 100-pound steel door, as well as a maze of motion detectors — not easy — but someone tried to do it, anyway and at just the perfect moment, 20 minutes after the deputies in charge of guarding the warehouse left their posts.

GOP seeks White House documents on Biden family business ventures

Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz discuss double standard regarding Hunter Biden’s business deals.

World News:

‘Worst year so far’: Hong Kong press freedoms are ‘in tatters,’ says union

The report referenced a cascade of events impacting the press since China imposed a sweeping national security law on Hong Kong last summer to stamp out dissent after huge and often violent democracy protests the year before.

Authors pointed to the jailing of pro-democracy media tycoon Jimmy Lai and the freezing of his Apple Daily newspaper’s assets — a move which led to the Beijing-critical tabloid’s closure.

More than 1,000 people, including 700 journalists, lost their jobs while Lai and multiple Apple Daily executives are currently behind bars, charged with trying to undermine China’s national security.

First Nation calls for release of school records to identify residential victims

Residential School survivor Lorna Standingready, left, is comforted during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada closing ceremony in Ottawa .Blair Gable/Reuters
Residential School survivor Lorna Standingready, left, is comforted during the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada closing ceremony in Ottawa .Blair Gable/Reuters

The First Nations community that shocked Canada with the discovery of unmarked graves says school records will be critical in identifying victims — and that a much greater area needs to be searched to understand the true scale of the tragedy.

Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation released on Thursday its first full report on the discovery of what are suspected to be 215 unmarked graves at the site of a former residential school.

Casimir also called on the Catholic church to release its records, taking aim at an institution that has faced growing criticism over its failure to compensate survivors.

“The Roman Catholic church has repeatedly refused to accept responsibility or formally apologize for its direct role in the numerous and horrific abuses committed … through the residential school system,” she said.

Report: China Dumping so Much Raw Sewage into South China Sea It Is Visible from Space

Simularity Inc. is a software company that creates artificial intelligence (A.I.) technologies for satellite imagery analysis.

The U.S.-based company recently published satellite images of Spratly Reef that allegedly show how illegal Chinese fishing fleets “anchored in the Spratlys are dumping raw sewage onto the reefs they are occupying.”

Satellite imagery reviewed by Simularity Inc. indicates that “at least 236 ships were spotted in the atoll … on June 17 alone,” Derr told journalists at a Philippine online news forum discussing China’s illegal actions in the South China Sea on July 12.

“When the ships don’t move, the poop piles up,” Derr said, adding that monster algae blooms caused by the sewage are “so intense you can see [them] from space.”

‘Religious Obligation’ UK Mosque Leader Abu Bakr Deghayes Charged With Encouraging Terrorism

Sussex Police
Sussex Police

Deghayes’s two sons 17-year-old Jaffar and 18-year-old Abdullah both died while fighting for the al-Qaeda-linked Jabhat al-Nusra in Syria in an attempt to overthrow President Bashar al Asad.

Now, the mosque leader has been charged for inciting terrorism during a speech he allegedly gave last November at the Dyke Road Mosque in Brighton.

The prosecutor in the case, Simon Drew told the court per the Daily Mail: “At Brighton Mosque on November 1 after evening prayers Mr Deghayes, uninvited, gave a speech to all who was present – that includes some children and young adults.


South Africa deploys 25,000 troops to end week of rioting

South African Defence Force soldiers on patrol in Alexandra Township, north of Johannesburg, Thursday, July 15 2021. (AP)
South African Defence Force soldiers on patrol in Alexandra Township, north of Johannesburg, Thursday, July 15 2021. (AP)

In the largest deployment of soldiers since the end of White minority rule in 1994, the South African National Defence Force has also called up all of its reserve force of 12,000 troops.

In a show of force, a convoy of more than a dozen armored personnel carriers brought soldiers Thursday into Gauteng province, South Africa’s most populous, which includes the largest city, Johannesburg, and the capital, Pretoria.

Buses, trucks, airplanes and helicopters are also being used to move the large deployment of troops to trouble spots in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal province that have seen a week of violence in mainly poor areas.

German floods kill 42 as dozens more remain missing

Damaged houses at the Ahr river in Insul, western Germany, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)
Damaged houses at the Ahr river in Insul, western Germany, Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

The rainfall caused major rivers to burst their banks and flood the surrounding regions: Flood waters have washed away buildings and cars in some cases. 

In addition to the confirmed dead, between 50 and 70 people are missing, according to German newspaper BILD. 

“There are dead, missing and many people in danger,” said Malu Dreyer, chief of Germany’s Rhineland-Palatinate state, which has seen perhaps the worst of the flooding. “All of our emergency services are in action around the clock and risking their own lives.”

Chancellor Angela Merkel said she was “shocked” by the severity of the flooding. 

Commentary/Opinion:

What Critical Race Theory Looks Like In Elementary School

Cornell Professor of Law, William Jacobson, has been tracking which educational institutions have begun teaching critical race theory.

He breaks down the tenants of critical race theory and whether there is any credible claim to systemic racism.

The Biden Administration Was Much Quicker to Tell Cubans Not to Come Than Migrants at Mexico Border

Does the Biden administration see these two groups of people differently?

Tucker hosts explosive interview with actor Jon Voight on faith

Actor Jon Voight joined ‘Tucker Carlson Today’ to discuss a religious experience.

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