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San Francisco Becomes First Major City To Require Proof Of Full Vaccination For Indoor Activities

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio established the “Key To NYC” mandate, which requires proof of vaccination at indoor dining, entertainment, and fitness facilities. New York’s mandate requires proof that you’ve received at least one dose of the vaccine and is not applicable for unvaccinated people who need to enter essential public venues, like grocery stores.

San Francisco’s mandate is noticeably more draconian and will require proof of full vaccination for all customers and staff without exception. It is unclear whether individuals will need booster shots to classify as “fully” vaccinated.

The announcement comes the same week Gov. Gavin Newsom declared that all employees in public and private schools would have to show proof of vaccination or get tested for the virus weekly. Los Angeles is currently considering a vaccine mandate similar to New York’s that would require proof of one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Breed said there was no determined end date for the requirement.

Virginia teacher says it’s been ‘heartbreaking’ to watch effects of critical race theory on kids

“I have heartbreakingly watched [CRT] trickle down into our student body where I have witnessed students of color excluding their White peers, saying things like ‘well, you can’t be a part of this conversation because you’re White,” said Monica Gill. 

Additionally, Gill asserted that teachers and students are being taught that if you claim to be “color-blind” you are engaging in “micro-aggressions” and a form of racism. 

Gill noted that she observed that biracial students have particular difficulty digesting some of the aspects of critical race theory, but were oftentimes criticized for being “white-adjacent” if they attempted to “protect” a White parent or friend.

“This is very damaging to kids,” said Gill. “We should be teaching kids that there is one race, the human race, and advocating for anything different is just—it’s not going to give us a healthy society.” 

Oregon School Board Bans Black Lives Matter And Gay Pride Flags From Classrooms

School Board Director Brian Shannon backed the initiative, telling his colleagues there should not be political messaging in the classroom in order for schools “[to] focus on the already difficult task of educating our students in the core subjects.” There are approximately 5,000 kids in Newberg School District, which is located in Newberg, Oregon.

Moving forward, the board plans to establish a policy committee comprised of three members. The committee will decide what other symbols are constituted as “political” and ought to be restricted from going on display. The board’s decision will apply to all nine schools in the district.

Shannon condemned “divisive symbols” and also called for a ban on educators wearing attire related to BLM or the pride movement, but that proposal has yet to pass.

Parents across US revolt against school boards on masks, critical race theory and gender issues

Shelley Slebrch and other angry parents and community members protest after a Loudoun County School Board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.  June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein
Shelley Slebrch and other angry parents and community members protest after a Loudoun County School Board meeting was halted by the school board because the crowd refused to quiet down, in Ashburn, Virginia, U.S. June 22, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein

For the past few months, the country has seen protests and charged public meetings with comments opposed to critical race theory, masking rules and gender-related policies.

On Wednesday, the Loudoun County School Board in Virginia approved a gender-related policy with provisions that had been inspiring conflict for months within the county. 

“I am so shocked there are fathers on this school board who support Policy 8040. As a father, you are in a role that is supposed to be protective of children’s privacy, modesty and safety,” she said.

But even before that, Loudoun was one of the most prominent school districts with parents fighting back against CRT. Amid their fight, several other localities saw parents revolt.

WATCH: 3-year-olds reunite after forming fast friendship in the hospital as they battled cancer

They supported each other through battles with cancer and now, they’re both in remission.

They’re also both only 3 years old.

Mack and Payson of Mesa, Arizona, became fast friends while they were on the same floor at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and fighting different forms of pediatric cancer.

Going home and not seeing each other for two months was tough, their parents said.

“During that time, those two months, they would send little videos back and forth, FaceTime, and they just continually asked to see each other,” Dani Porter, Mack’s mom, told KHPO/KTVK.

Shocking video shows man open fire while running down Harlem street

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Disturbing new video shows a gunman open fire in broad daylight while running in the middle of a Harlem street.

The video, released by the NYPD Thursday, shows the triggerman blasting off multiple rounds at an unknown target just before 1:45 p.m. Aug. 1 on 7th Avenue near West 148th Street, according to police.

No one was injured, police said.

The shooter took off on a scooter heading south on the avenue, cops said.

2 women get in heated concession stand brawl at Braves game

Two women fight at a Braves game on Aug. 11, 2021.
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Two women fight at a Braves game on Aug. 11, 2021.
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Two women engaged in a UFC-style fight in the concourse of the Atlanta Braves stadium during the team’s 8-6 walkoff win over the Cincinnati Reds on Wednesday.

In the video posted by Everything Georgia on Twitter, the two ladies wrestle to the floor before one of them attempts a triangle choke on the other fan with her legs. The move would have made Amanda Nunes proud.

Eventually, other fans and workers attempt to stop the fight by pulling the two fans away from each other. However, the one fan repping a Freddie Freeman shirt manages to get in a nasty stomp before being pulled away.


La Habra mother convicted of murder for pushing 7-month-old son off O.C. hospital parking structure

In photos provided to KTLA, Sonia Hermosillo is seen next to her son Noe, who she is accused of killing.
In photos provided to KTLA, Sonia Hermosillo is seen next to her son Noe, who she is accused of killing.

The same jury who found her guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday will also determine whether she was legally insane at the time of the crime. The sanity trial is scheduled to begin on Aug. 24.

Sonia Hermosillo, 41, was convicted by a jury of one felony count of murder and one felony count of assault on a child causing death, the O.C. District Attorney’s Office said in a news release.

Hermosillo had entered a plea of not guilty and not guilty by reason of insanity.

At approximately 6:20 p.m., Hermosillo removed her baby’s helmet and pushed him from the parking structure, the DA’s office said. Prosecutors say she had the intention of murdering him.

Hermosillo then walked inside the hospital, validated her parking and drove away.

North Texas man accused of murdering pregnant wife

Cumbry was arrested and being held at the Hopkins County Jail on a $2 million bond. (Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office)
Cumbry was arrested and being held at the Hopkins County Jail on a $2 million bond. (Hopkins County Sheriff’s Office)

At the home, authorities found Margaret Ann Sanders with a gunshot wound to her torso. She was taken a hospital but later died Tuesday morning. Officials determined she was pregnant.

Investigators arrested her husband, 43-year-old Jason Cory Sanders. They say he shot his pregnant wife after some kind of altercation.

Sanders told investigators he fired a shot in the air just to scare his wife and that a projectile struck her, reported the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram.


Death of 7-year-old Bronx girl ruled a homicide as grandmother recalls custody battle

Julissia Batties’ mother regained custody of her just two months before she was killed.
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Julissia Batties’ mother regained custody of her just two months before she was killed.
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The grandmother of the 7-year-old girl found dead in her Bronx apartment tirelessly fought for years to keep custody of the child — whose tragic death was ruled a homicide on Thursday.

But little Julissia Batties was eventually returned to her mom — not long before her lifeless, broken body, with evidence of trauma all over, was discovered Tuesday morning in NYCHA’s Mitchel Houses.

“I begged them not to give Julissia back to her mother because when she got mad at my son, she’d take it out on my granddaughter,” Yolanda Davis, the girl’s paternal grandmother, told The Post Thursday.

“If she was with me, we’d never be here without her. She’d still be alive.”

BLM Protestors Target Tucker At Fox News HQ, Burn American Flag

BLM protestors arrived at Fox News headquarters in NYC on Wednesday to protest “racism.” Protestors were seen lighting smoke bombs, burning flags, marching, yelling and being obnoxious.

Elad Eliahu Tweeted, “Earlier today a small group of BLM protesters gathered outside Fox News HQ in midtown Manhattan to protest the media company ‘You’re all racist, you’re nazis, you’re zionists, you’re KKK’”.

Protestors can be seen lighting smoke bombs and setting an American flag on fire, along with Tucker Carlson’s picture, outside of Fox News HQ.

American Express invited great-grandson of Nation of Islam founder to give ‘capitalism is racist’ talk: 

Internal documents, obtained by Manhattan Institute Fellow Christopher F. Rufo for the New York Post, show how the credit card giant – which saw its revenue swell to a whopping $31.36 billion last year – is telling its workforce behind the scenes that the same capitalist system that pays their salaries was founded on ‘exploitative extractive systemic racism.’

The documents include a promo page and partial transcript for a company event where Khalil Muhammad, the great-grandson of Nation of Islam founder Elijah Muhammad, was invited to speak.

In it, Muhammad told Amex workers that capitalism was based on ‘racist logics and forms of domination’ and urged the credit card giant’s execs and workforce to look at their own company’s role in that system.

3 Nashville police shoot, kill man running toward them with knife, bodycam footage shows

Bodycam footage released Wednesday shows the moment three Nashville police officers shot and killed a suspect who charged toward them while wielding a knife. 

The critical incident briefing video posted to YouTube also shows officers asking the unnamed 31-year-old suspect from Birmingham, Alabama, to drop his weapon multiple times. 

The suspect appears nonresponsive until he exits his vehicle on Charlotte Pike and runs at officers with the knife in his hand.

Mayorkas announces 212,672 migrant encounters in July, says border is ‘one of the toughest challenges we face’

Mayorkas appeared to acknowledge that the situation at the border was grim, describing it as “one of the toughest challenges we face.”

“It is complicated, changing and involves vulnerable people at a time of a global pandemic,” he said.

Additionally, while he noted that numbers had been rising since April 2020, “the increase is most certainly sharper over the last several months and greater than in June.”

Despite the surging numbers that are now the highest in years, Mayorkas said the administration intended to continue with its border strategy.

Exclusive: Here’s An Unfiltered Look At What’s Really Happening On Biden’s Southern Border

DCNF reporter Kaylee Greenlee provides an inside look at the ongoing crisis at the southern border.

Texas officials bus untested migrants all over state at cost of $8G per day: report

Volunteers with Faith Forward Dallas help migrant families from Haiti and Cuba exit a coach bus at a hotel in Irving, Wednesday, August 11, 2021.(Brandon Wade / Special Contributor)
Volunteers with Faith Forward Dallas help migrant families from Haiti and Cuba exit a coach bus at a hotel in Irving, Wednesday, August 11, 2021.(Brandon Wade / Special Contributor)

Border Patrol in the Rio Grande Valley has been transferring migrants to the border city of Laredo, which in turn has sent several busloads of untested migrants north to Dallas, Austin and Houston, Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz told Border Report.

Saenz said that the charter buses cost the city of Laredo $8,000 to $10,000 dollars per day and is part of a compromise with the Department of Homeland Security. He said that he hopes FEMA will reimburse the city.

The city has so far sent about 800 migrants north, Laredo spokeswoman Noraida Negron confirmed to the Dallas Morning News.

The migrants being sent throughout the state have not been tested for COVID-19, according to Saenz. Laredo already has a waiting list for hospital beds as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise.

Frustrated Border Patrol Agents Take Pictures of Overcrowded Detention Facilities

Source: Obtained by Townhall
Source: Obtained by Townhall

Former Acting Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection Mark Morgan told Townhall the Biden administration has been lying to the American public since the start of the border crisis.

Morgan said the capacity for two Border Patrol stations in the Rio Grande Valley Sector for illegal immigrants is around 600.

“Last week, they had 10,000! 10,000! And 8,000 were unprocessed,” leading to overcrowding which violates almost every single CDC guidance to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

“Where is the mainstream media, where’s the open border advocates and the Democrats who had crocodile tears in 2019? Where are they now?”

Laid-off Keystone worker: ‘Something totally wrong with this admin’

Laid-off Keystone Pipeline worker Bugsy Allen joins ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss Biden pleading with the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).


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Politics:

How PAYPAL plans to ‘DISRUPT’ finances of ‘white supremacists’

The country you know is GONE, Glenn says, and in it’s place is a powerful, federal government that seemingly has forgotten about the 10th Amendment.

And corporate America now is jumping on the all-powerful bandwagon, too.

Glenn explains the new partnership between PayPal and the Southern Poverty Law Center to not only investigate and label those considered ‘white supremacists’ but to actively disrupt their finances too…

Republicans Are Idiots (Hear Me Out) | Ep. 36

Let me be clear—all Senate Republicans that bought into the “bipartisan” infrastructure bill are idiots.

Plus, Democrats are now proposing a $3.5 trillion (!!!) dollar budget resolution, and you won’t believe what’s in it. Liz unpacks the Marxist underpinnings (yes, really) of these controversial bills, and it ain’t pretty.

And in some school districts across the country, third graders listen to lectures about how good communism is and students now sit in segregated classrooms. How is Critical Race Theory STILL appearing in our schools?

Lara Trump: VP has failed at distributing the vaccine and at southern border

Fox News contributor Lara Trump torches Kamala Harris’ shortcomings as Vice President, reacts to Democrat voters favoring socialism over capitalism.

Gov. Noem blasts Fauci’s ‘hypocrisy’ on Sturgis biker rally

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem responds to Dr. Fauci targeting the state’s Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and discusses the crisis at the southern border on ‘Fox & Friends.’

Congressmen tell Merrick Garland: States, not DOJ, have control over U.S. election process

The Department of Justice’s guidance, issued late last month, claimed in part that states seeking to return their voting rules to those that existed prior to the pandemic will not receive the presumption of lawfulness from the Department of Justice and will be subject to increased oversight as a result.

In their letter, Reps. Jim Jordan and Mike Johnson pointed out that the U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures “primary responsibility for setting election rules,” and that Garland’s guidance was “misguided and contrary to Congressional intent.”

The representatives said that the guidance makes Garland “complicit in a broader effort by elected Democrats to politicize federal voting rights laws,” and that the Justice Department is “playing into the hands of the baseless and partisan Democrat opposition to state voting reform efforts.”

AZ Leaders Expose How Election Was Stolen In Their State

AZ Leaders Expose How Election Was Stolen In Their State.

State Rep Resigns Her Seat After Seeing Fraud Evidence At Cyber Symposium

State Rep Resigns Her Seat After Seeing Fraud Evidence At Cyber Symposium


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World News:

European Nat Gas Prices Spike To Unprecedented Levels As Russian Supply Collapses

Russian gas flows, via the Yamal-Europe pipeline that runs across Belarus and Poland to Mallnow, Germany, have continued to shrink since the start of the month, leaving Europe out of time to refill inventories ahead of the winter.

And even though Gazprome earlier today said that it was continuing To fulfil its obligations for deliveries via the Yamal-Europe gas pipeline, and was using all available options to fulfill its obligations, clearly the facts speak otherwise.

And with supplies at a quarter of their normal levels, the Dutch TTF front-month wholesale gas price, a European benchmark, hit a record high of 45.78 euros per megawatt hour on Wednesday, which traders said was partly caused by fears over supply and the reduction in Mallnow flows.

China Deploys More Than Half A Dozen Military Aircraft Into Taiwan’s Airspace

Chinese military aircraft entered Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on two separate occasions Thursday, marking the second consecutive day of provocation by the Chinese military.

The move from Beijing follows the deployment of an electronic intelligence aircraft to the region on Wednesday.

According to Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense, the first incident occurred early Thursday morning when one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic warfare plane, one Shaanxi Y-8 electronic intelligence plane, and four Shenyang J-16 fighter jets entered the southwestern region of the ADIZ.

Taiwan soon responded to the activity, with the nation’s air force issuing radio warnings and deploying air defense missile systems.

The island nation utilized similar tactics later that afternoon when a single Shaanxi Y-8 ASW aircraft was spotted infiltrating the southwestern region of the ADIZ.

South Korean court sentences K-pop star to 3 years in prison

Seungri, a former member of a popular K-pop boy band Big Bang, arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea, in March 2019. (AP)
Seungri, a former member of a popular K-pop boy band Big Bang, arrives at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency in Seoul, South Korea, in March 2019. (AP)

The Defense Ministry said the former member of the boy band Big Bang was also fined $989,000. He was taken into custody after the ruling by an army court in Yongin, near Seoul.

His case was transferred to a military court after he enlisted in the army in March last year for 21 months of military service, a requirement for most able-bodied men in South Korea because of the threat from rival North Korea.

Yonhap news agency reported that Seungri appeared in court in a combat uniform and shook his head repeatedly as the judge announced the verdict.


Taliban claims control over prisons in 2 chief Afghanistan cities

Map shows areas controlled by Taliban. (Associated Press)
Map shows areas controlled by Taliban. (Associated Press)

The Taliban has claimed several quick victories in Afghanistan over the past 24 hours, including the release of prisoners inside the key cities of Kandahar and Heret, according to reports. 

Insurgents moved deeper into Kandahar on Wednesday, with reports on Thursday saying forces had surrounded and attacked the general prison. A message posted to Twitter by Ahmadi, an alleged representative of the Taliban, claimed that the prison staff surrendered and the Taliban released all prisoners. 

The conquest was the result of “a long siege and violent attacks,” Ahmadi said. Fighting in the city remains fierce as the insurgents push to take control of the city itself, as well, Al Jazeera reported. 

The Taliban also claimed control over the prison in Herat, with all “Taliban” prisoners released there, too. 

Israel opens Embassy in Morocco; Germany warns of staled Iran nuclear-talks – TV7 Israel News 12.08

1) Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid inaugurated Jerusalem’s embassy in the Moroccan capital, Rabat – which reestablished its diplomatic ties with the Jewish State on December 10th of last year

2) The Israeli Defense Establishment is working tirelessly to further fortify its northern defenses to ensure that at the moment of emergency.

3) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas warned that further delay to the Iranian nuclear talks may jeopardize progress that was made thus far – in Vienna.

School boys made to answer ‘intrusive’ questions in ‘sinister’ survey: Bolt

Boys from nine Catholic schools around Australia have been asked to answer “sneering” questions in a “sinister” questionnaire, according to Sky News host Andrew Bolt.

In the survey, boys were asked to answer more than 100 “aggressive, intrusive” questions which were “hostile to the values that make some men so admirable”.

“Don’t think I’m reading too much into this,” Mr Bolt said.

“This survey is linked to The Men’s Project by the left-wing Jesuit Social Services, which last year asked a very similar list of questions to more than 1,000 young Australian men in its Man Box survey.”

Lockdowns in China: locals cry for help; Chinese officials seal residents’ doors shut

Authorities in China are taking harsh measures, working to control the country’s emerging virus outbreaks. Residents are reportedly sealed inside their homes if they don’t comply with harsh pandemic restrictions.

The gate of a neighborhood is welded shut, soon after a confirmed virus case was discovered there.

Residents living in some city highrises heard cries for help.

Besides lockdown orders, the Swiss government calls out Beijing after Chinese media quoted a Swiss scientist who blamed the United States for the pandemic. But a background check revealed the person doesn’t seem to exist.

A Chinese court sentences a Canadian citizen to 11 years in prison. But Canada’s prime minister calls it “unacceptable.”

Commentary/Opinion:

They’re trying to TAKE AWAY what makes us HUMAN

No other creature or being on this planet has the ability to choose its own way, to pave its own path.

That gift is what makes us HUMAN, Glenn says, but right now the far left is trying to take that away from us.

When did Americans become so eager to allow DC politicians to make our decisions for us?

Leftists Terminate Your Freedom | Ep. 820

LA votes to mandate the vax at restaurants and movie theaters, a Texas judge deems transgender surgery child abuse, and Australia’s chief health officer bans conversation.