News and Headlines: 1/25/2022, Keeping you informed.

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Truck crash involving a hundred monkeys sparks fears of infection. Woman who helped monkeys in Pennsylvania crash experiencing health issues: report

The day following the accident, Fallon suddenly developed a cough and pink-eye, which became so bad that she had to visit the emergency room at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

Michele Fallon, who was exposed to the monkeys on Friday after the crash said she is experiencing some side effects in her eye and has begun a course of preventative rabies treatment

On her Facebook page, Fallon said her symptoms were like those from COVID-19

Crash involving 100 cynomolgus macaques (Pictures courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Police)
Crash involving 100 cynomolgus macaques (Pictures courtesy of the Pennsylvania State Police)

PETA reminded residents after the crash that ‘there is no way to ensure that monkeys are virus-free.’ Pictured, one of the monkeys was found hiding in a tree 

The truck had been on its way to a lab at the time of the crash.

The location of the lab and the type of research for which the monkeys were destined weren’t clear, but the cynomolgus monkeys are often used in medical studies. 

The monkey isn’t just dangerous, it’s expensive – crab-eating macaques can cost up to £10,000, according

to The New York Times.  

What is the monkey Herpes B virus

Contracting the B virus is extremely rare, but it can lead to severe brain damage or death if you do not get treatment immediately.

People typically get infected with B virus if they are bitten or scratched by an infected macaque monkey, or have contact with the monkey’s eyes, nose, or mouth.

You may develop small blisters in the wound or area on your body that had contact with the monkey.

The monkeys, whose DNA is similar to that of humans, have been in high demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic, with some scientists calling for an emergency reserve of the test subjects similar to the country’s stockpiles of oil and grain. 

Houston K-9 stabbing suspect Ryan Smith is on the run following discovery of father’s body, police say

Ryan Smith is on the run Tuesday and is considered a person of interest in the death of his father.  (Houston Police Department)
Ryan Smith is on the run Tuesday and is considered a person of interest in the death of his father.  (Houston Police Department)

A suspect who was bonded out of jail by family members after being charged with stabbing a Houston Police Department K-9 dog over the weekend is now being sought as a person of interest in the death of his father, whose body was found early Tuesday, hidden in the garage of his home, police say. 

Ryan Smith, 26, remains on the run after crashing his father’s truck during an overnight police pursuit and disappearing into the woods near Houston’s sprawling Memorial Park, according to investigators. 

“Given his previous charge – and what we are looking at now, I think it goes without saying that he has tendency for violence,” Cmdr. Kevin Deese told reporters. “So we have been in contact with other family members who aren’t in this area to put them on notice.” 

Florida undercover deputies involved in shooting at mall after gun deal operation turns into armed robbery

(Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office)
(Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office)

The shooting unfolded around 4 p.m. outside the Westfield Brandon Mall while an undercover detective with the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office was meeting with two suspects at a pre-arranged location in attempt to buy firearms, the sheriff’s office said in a press release.

The sheriff’s office released video of the transaction taking place inside the undercover detective’s vehicle, showing the suspects attempting to rob him at gunpoint.

Undercover deputies waiting nearby then moved in toward the vehicle to help the detective, the sheriff’s office said.

DC-area students tweet about high school shooting instead of dialing 911: police

The shooting happened Friday afternoon at Magruder High School in Montgomery County, which eliminated its school resource officer program at the start of the school year last fall. 

Jones left the decision on whether those bystanders would face disciplinary action up to the school district but issued a call to action for parents and law enforcement to talk to students about the importance of cooperating with authorities and helping their classmates. 

“It is wiser to get people the help started that they need rather than being the superstar on Twitter that day,” he said. “That’s a reality we need to have a real conversation with our young people about. There is a place for social media. But then there’s a time and a place when we need to help our fellow man.”

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich announced in March that school resource officers would no longer be stationed inside every school building in the county at the start of the school year after summer break, instead community resource officers would be assigned to groups of schools in the same geographic areas and would respond to individual incidents as needed, Bethesda Magazine reported. 

Tennessee Widow Forced to Shut Down Home Business

Nashville resident Pat Raynor opened a state-licensed salon in her home after her husband passed away. The county shut her down after an anonymous complaint.

The reason? The county has an ordinance making it illegal for some—but not all—home businesses to serve clients in the home. Pat fought back with the Institute for Justice (IJ) and her case reached the Tennessee Supreme Court. In 2020, the county passed an ordinance to temporarily allow Pat and other home business owners to host clients, but that reprieve expires in 2023.

A new IJ report reveals that many Americans have started businesses in their homes after pandemic-related job losses and business closures. Like Pat, they have to battle red tape that stands in the way of their entrepreneurial dreams.

The National Desk: Colleges & Universities Remain Remote, Despite Billions in COVID Relief Aid

Colleges and universities received billions of dollars in COVID relief funds to help keep students on campus and in the classroom, but learning for thousands of students is still remote due to COVID-19.

A fighter pilot talks about his battle to try and get a religious exemption for vaccine mandate

Fighter pilot Lt. Col. Scott Duncan tells Tucker Carlson about his battle to try and get a religious exemption for the military’s vaccine mandate.

Exclusive footage shows migrants being released into US

Single adult male migrants are released from federal custody in Brownsville, Texas; Bill Melugin has the exclusive footage.

California mom claims teachers manipulated daughter to change gender identity

Jessica Konen is taking legal action against her school district after two teachers allegedly manipulated her 11-year-old daughter into believing she was a transgender boy.

Floridians Shouldn’t be Denied Monoclonals by Biden

Without a shred of clinical data to support its decision, the Biden Administration has revoked the emergency use authorization for lifesaving monoclonal antibody treatments.

COVID-19: A Second Opinion

Discussion begins around 40 minute mark. Sen. Ron Johnson moderates a panel discussion, COVID-19: A Second Opinion.

A group of world renowned doctors and medical experts provide a different perspective on the global pandemic response, the current state of knowledge of early and hospital treatment, vaccine efficacy and safety, what went right, what went wrong, what should be done now, and what needs to be addressed long term.
More at http://www.ronjohnson.senate.gov

COVID-19: A Second Opinion

Senator Ron Johnson@SenRonJohnson·

For those who haven’t had time to watch the full five hour discussion, COVID-19: A Second Opinion, I am imploring you to watch this 30 minute highlight video. Please watch and share with everyone you know.

Politics:

House Democrats exit list grows to 29 as longtime Rep. Jim Cooper of Tennessee announces retirement

(Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage for The Recording Academy )
(Photo by Jason Davis/WireImage for The Recording Academy ) 

Cooper, the dean of Tennessee’s congressional delegation and a member of the Democrats’ Blue Dog Coalition of moderate representatives, has served in Congress since 1983.

He becomes the 29th House Democrat this cycle to announce they’ll retire or seek a different office in this year’s elections. Fourteen House Republicans are either retiring or running for a different office.

“Today I am announcing that I will not run for re-election to Congress. After 32 years in office, I will be leaving Congress next year,” Cooper wrote on Twitter. “I cannot thank the people of Nashville enough. You backed me more than almost anyone in Tennessee history.”

Cooper’s announcement comes after the GOP-dominated Tennessee legislature voted to severely alter his Nashville-based district, taking a blue-leaning seat and dividing it among three districts, The congressman cited redistricting as a key reason for his decision.

Hilton: Economy ‘historically bad’ despite Biden admin’s spin

‘The Next Revolution’ host Steve Hilton and Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz discuss the ‘political spin’ from the White House about the economy.

Not easy for NATO to trust Biden after ‘catastrophic’ Afghanistan withdrawal: Farage

The former Brexit Party leader weighs in after President Biden met with European leaders to discuss Russia’s increasing pressure on Ukraine.

Tucker: China is the certain winner here

Tucker Carlson gives his take on escalating tensions between Ukraine and Russia on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Ingraham: Stumbling on the warpath

Laura Ingraham sounds off on Washington war hawks in her ‘Ingraham Angle’ commentary.

New Bombshell Book: Biden Family ‘Scored’ $31 Million From Deals With Ties To Chinese Intelligence

On Tuesday Harper-Collins released Red-Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win, by Peter Schweizer. The title is pretty self-explanatory, and the book gives bombshell new information into the business dealings of our current President Joe Biden.

Breitbart News senior contributor, Schweizer discusses all the direct ties to China Hunter Biden had during and after his father’s time as Vice President. Beijing took advantage of its relationship with Hunter, and viewed it as an opening for “elite capture.”

Hot Mic: Joe Biden Calls Reporter A Stupid SOB!

World News:

Russian military engineers hold drills in the north

 Russian Defense Ministry released on Friday footage of Northern Fleet military engineers holding exercises in the country’s north Murmansk region.

S. Koreans shave heads in COVID protest

Over 200 South Korean small business owners shaved their heads on Tuesday in Seoul to protest the government’s extension of curfews and restrictions amid growing coronavirus cases brought about by the fast-spreading Omicron variant.

French energy sector workers strike over pay

French energy sector workers who are part of the CGT labour union walked out of their jobs to stage a strike on Tuesday to demand better pay amid rising energy prices in the country.

Mexican reporter who feared for her life killed in Tijuana

 A Mexican reporter who told the president three years ago that she feared for her life was shot dead on Sunday, the second journalist killed in the same area in a week This report produced by Freddie Joyner.

Gantz highlights value of Israel-German ties; Envoy ties JCPOA to hostages deal TV7Israel News 25.01

1) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz voices Jerusalem’s deep appreciation of the unique bond between Israel and Germany.

2) The U.S. negotiating team to the nuclear talks in Vienna is reportedly embroiled with internal disagreements about the diplomatic approach towards Iran.

3) Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian rules out any direct negotiations with the United States unless an agreement favorable for Tehran is regarded as tangible.

Taiwan reports largest Chinese incursion in months; Australian leader’s WeChat account taken over

China criticizes the United States as “irresponsible” after Washington blocked a number of China-bound flights. But the outcry comes after Beijing halted a number of U.S. flights before the first of the year.

China’s WeChat kicks the Australian prime minister off its platform. Now, his account and its 76,000 followers have been “rebranded” as an information site for Chinese Australians.

Almost 40 Chinese aircraft entered Taiwan’s air defense zone this weekend—the largest incursion in four months.

COVID-19 has reportedly found its way into Beijing’s Olympic bubble—despite strict isolation measures for everyone involved in the Winter Games.

Some Chinese citizens are saying enough is enough. Some have started standing up against the communist regime’s pandemic rules.

Commentary/Opinion:

Why Progressives Ruin Cities

San Francisco is filled with unpunished crime and people openly doing illegal drugs in tent cities.

Author Michael Shellenberger says it was his own progressive ideas that destroyed San Francisco. “My city is sick,” he tells me.

This is more interesting because he once SUPPORTED progressive ideas. Then he saw the results.

“Progressivism has become the abdication of personal responsibility,” he says. Even the city’s progressive mayor has now changed her mind, and vows that policing will be more aggressive.

James O’Keefe joins Hannity to discuss the state of journalism and his new book American Muckraker

Big Pharma Pfizer Collusion with FBI to Target James O’Keefe and Project Veritas

https://rumble.com/vt7fba-big-pharma-pfizer-collusion-with-fbi-to-target-james-okeefe-and-project-ver.html

Judicial Watch announced recently the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told Judicial Watch in a response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request that it has communications from Pfizer in an investigative file targeting Project Veritas.

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