In The News Today: 5/3/2022

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US News:

Another Food Processing Plant Explodes in Flames amid String of Mysterious Incidents

Two more food processing plants have caught fire following a strange series of similar incidents in the United States.The incidents come as experts warn of global food shortages as the nasty surprise in store for the world in 2022.

On Sunday night, a fire broke out at a Saladino’s food processing plant in Fresno, California, according to KFSN-TV.

Although authorities have found no obvious links among the incidents, a number of food processing plants have been damaged in some rather strange incidents.

During his April 22 broadcast, Fox News host Tucker Carlson remarked on the odd series of food processing plant disasters that have befallen facilities all across the nation and noted the oddity that two of these plants were hit by falling airplanes in the same week.

Double-masking DOESN’T work, raises risk of catching, spreading Covid

US health chiefs have been advising Americans to double-up if they can’t get their hands on a medical-grade mask since early 2021, claiming it increases protection.

But now researchers say wearing two masks may actually do the opposite, by creating ‘a false sense of security’ that causes people to take unnecessary risk.

Wearing two cloth masks can also force more air through the gaps between the face, increasing the amount of virus breathed into the air, they found.

The study, which used computer simulation models, looked at cloth masks so the findings do not necessarily apply to surgical masks or N95s used in hospitals.

CDC tracked 20+ million US phones to monitor COVID lockdown compliance says new report

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta. (Dreamstime/TNS)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters in Atlanta. (Dreamstime/TNS)

VICE first reported on the CDC’s actions after obtaining internal agency documents through a freedom of information act (FOIA) request. The CDC documents state the database is “derived from at least 20 million active cellphone users per day across the United States” to provide a geographically representative sample to study lockdown compliance.

According to VICE, the documents specifically show the CDC used the data to monitor curfew compliance. A 2021 document states the data “has been critical for ongoing response efforts, such as hourly monitoring of activity in curfew zones or detailed counts of visits to participating pharmacies for vaccine monitoring.”

The agency further called for data to monitor people visiting K-12 schools, pharmacies and grocery stores. Another portion of the procurement request states that the agency plans to “Research points of interest for physical activity and chronic disease prevention such as visits to parks, gyms, or weight management businesses.”

Doctors Beginning to Speak Up About Big Pharma Corruption | CLIP

Dr. Richard Urso says that Big Pharmaceutical companies are blackboxing effective drugs and treatments that are cheap and plentiful in favor of more expensive newer treatments, putting profits over human lives.

Urso also says that people dying due to a lack of access to cheaper, effective drugs during the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many doctors to begin to speak out.

‘Leftists have suddenly realized what a woman is again!’ Pro-abortion zealots mocked for transgender crusade that’s harmed biological females

Leftists who’ve been losing their minds over the possibility that the U.S. Supreme Court may overturn Roe v. Wade are getting soundly mocked on social media for suddenly standing up for women after openly minimizing and marginalizing them through transgender advocacy.

Let the mockery commence

Here’s a look at the left getting ridiculed following the news about the possible Roe v. Wade overturn. First up is our own BlazeTV host Sara Gonzales:

Woke school district gets investigated?

One school district faces an investigation after an inappropriate series of questions asked of kids.

And if Democrats think Roe v Wade news will move the needle, they should pay attention to the mothers who know schools are hurting their kids. That will move the needle. Jason Rantz discussed on The Faulkner Focus. (May 3, 2022)

Georgia woman had her 3 children in car when shooting 17-year-old in face during road rage incident: police

Brittney Griffith turned herself in to police hours after the shooting on I-20 on Sunday, authorities said. (FOX5 Atlanta / Douglasville Police Department)
Brittney Griffith turned herself in to police hours after the shooting on I-20 on Sunday, authorities said. (FOX5 Atlanta / Douglasville Police Department)

Brittney Griffith, 30, turned herself in to police around 11 p.m. Sunday, hours after the shooting on I-20, Douglasville police said. 

After an apparent road rage incident occurred around 4:40 p.m., police said Griffith began following the victim’s vehicle eastbound on I-20 after, pulled up alongside it and fired at least one shot. 

Before Griffith fled, a passenger in the victim’s vehicle was able to take a photo of the suspect and share it online. Police said that shortly after the photo was shared, the public helped identify the suspect.

San Francisco shoplifting: Thieves caught on camera stuffing stolen goods in bags at Walgreens

Video captured by a witness appears to show thieves allegedly stealing from a San Francisco-area Walgreens. (SFStreets415/ Instagram)
Video captured by a witness appears to show thieves allegedly stealing from a San Francisco-area Walgreens. (SFStreets415/ Instagram)

The 41-second clip has gone viral online. It has been viewed more than 1.6 million times on various social media platforms.

The video begins with a woman in a pink jacket grabbing items off a shelf and putting them in a bag. Another woman near her is also grabbing items off the shelf. The two women then go to other parts of the store to grab more items.

The thieves continue to brazenly grab items off shelves as shoppers watch nearby. The two women run out of the store with large bags stuffed full of stolen goods. A man in a yellow hoodie runs out of the store behind them.

Antisemitic incidents spiked during Squad’s anti-Israel rhetoric, blue states at top of list

The report found that blue states led the country in antisemitic incidents, with New York reporting the most at 416. But adjusted for population size, New Jersey led the country with 3.98 antisemitic incidents per 100,000 population. New York came in with the third most incident adjusted for population, with 2.06 incidents per 100,000.

Other states to crack the top ten in antisemitic incidents were Vermont, which recorded 2.33 incidents per 100,000 population, Colorado (1.59), Rhode Island (1.55), Massachusetts (1.53), Minnesota (1.31), Nevada (1.16), Michigan (1.11), and Nebraska (0.97).

Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., both represent states that had antisemitic incident rates in the top 10 last year, New York (third) and Michigan (ninth).

Another member of the so-called Squad, Rep. Ihan Omar, D-Minn., generated controversy around the same time period for the U.S. and Israel to the Taliban and Hamas.

Stealing Homes

Did you know you could miss one tax payment and your local government may take your home?

Tawanda Hall was slightly behind on her property taxes. She was on a payment plan, but short $900.

So the government took her whole $308,000 home.

Hall says she tried to pay, but, “They didn’t want our money… They wanted our house.”

Now they’ve got it, and the town won’t give her the $286,000 difference back. That’s just wrong.

Politics:

Congress Probes Biden Admin After Taliban Uses US Biometric Data To Target Allies

Taliban fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2021 / Getty Images
Taliban fighters in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2021 / Getty Images

Congress is demanding answers from the Biden administration following a disclosure that reams of biometric data abandoned by the United States during its bungled withdrawal from Afghanistan are being used by the Taliban to target American allies still stuck in the war-torn nation.

Eight Republican senators led by Sen. Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.) are asking the State and Defense Departments to turn over information related to the evacuation of U.S. troops in Afghanistan that allowed the Taliban to retake control of the country.

In addition to leaving behind $7 billion worth of military hardware, the United States abandoned “sensitive data, including biometric data,” on Afghan allies that are now reportedly being used by the Taliban to target those who supported the United States’ 20-year war in the country.

“These systems, which were abandoned when the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, contained iris scans, fingerprints, photographs, occupational data, home addresses, and names of relatives,” the senators wrote, according to a copy of the letter obtained exclusively by the Washington Free Beacon. “The Taliban is using this personal information to increase targeted killings, torture, and forced disappearances of Afghans who helped the United States.” The senators warned that “the Taliban will continue to target the vulnerable with equipment and information that the Biden Administration left behind.”

The Destruction of Election Integrity: Your City Could Be Next

(Image source: iStock)
(Image source: iStock)

The language could not be any clearer. You can participate as a voter in our American democracy if you are a citizen, over 18 years of age on Election Day, and meet certain state requirements regarding residency and registration – except in some areas of our nation which, inexplicably, now “allow non-citizens to vote in local elections only.”

In the closing days of 2021, the New York City Council approved legislation that will allow nearly one million documented non-citizens to vote in local elections.

For people seeking to displace our Constitution and alter the very fabric of our nation, this action, coupled with open borders, essentially loads the dice for their candidates, their manifesto, and for non-citizens having an increasingly large say in how America’s cities are run.

In an NPR interview, San Francisco State University political science professor Ron Hayduk suggests that because securing citizenship is a long and challenging task, immigrants should be given the right to vote regardless of their status. 

California Democrats Allow Gas Tax to Rise 3 Cents per Gallon on July 1

Jae C. Hong/AP
Jae C. Hong/AP

The gas tax hike was passed by a supermajority of both houses of the state legislature, supposedly to pay for transportation expenses that politicians had failed to deal with in the ordinary budget. Public opposition was intense, leading to the recall of one of the Democrats whose vote had been crucial to the gas tax hike. But state Democrats defeated a referendum that would have repealed the gas tax hike, with state officials attaching a misleading description to the initiative on the 2018 ballot.

Earlier this year, with gas prices soaring across the nation and pushing California’s heavily-taxed prices to the highest in America, Gov. Gavin Newsom proposed postponing the scheduled gas tax hike. But state Democrats refused to support his idea, even though national Democrats have floated the idea of a federal gas tax holiday as a way of slowing the rise in prices, which is raising inflation and creating a political headache for the party as it heads into the midterm election in November.

Stacey Abrams got special treatment in office and even got wealthy on the taxpayer dime

(Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)
(Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Essentially, Abrams’ company was permitted to act as a private lender and to implement NOWaccount’s unique business model.

The unique relationship with the Georgia DCA put taxpayers on the hook for loans approved by NOWaccount that were not paid. This benefited NOWaccount’s bottom line and Abrams’ investment in the company. 

Abrams’ business partner admitted in a Harvard Business School case study that NOWaccount’s use of the federal loan program “allows us to scale faster because the government is in the first-loss position, not our lenders.”

In other words, with taxpayers on the hook for bad loans, the company could more easily attract investors.

The Roe V. Wade/Politico Leak

Roe v. Wade was a bogus, political decision and now it looks like the Supreme Court is going to overturn it.

But how can Alito’s argument be leaked?!?

This only happens when the Democrats and their media surrogates talk about expanding the court and the Senate.

This only happens when liberals push to teach racism in our schools.

But don’t worry, the leaker will likely lose their job, but they’ll be set with their own morning show and book deal.

Tucker: This is why Democrats are taking us to war with Russia

Fox News host gives his take on the real motivation behind U.S. involvement in the Russia-Ukraine conflict on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

World News:

Gravitas: Shanghai man mistakenly declared dead

An elderly man in Shanghai was mistakenly declared dead and wheeled to the morgue.

He was saved by alert medics who felt something was wrong.

How many such mishaps will it take for Xi Jinping to abandon ‘zero-covid’? Palki Sharma tells you.

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Moscow resumes strikes on Mariupol steel plant | Azovstal steel plant | WION

Russia resumed its assault on the encircled Azovstal steel works in Mariupol, after a ceasefire broke down on Tuesday with some civilians trapped underground.

Russian forces are hitting the Azovstal complex with airstrikes and trying to storm it.

Ukraine war in photos: Women at war

Newlyweds Anastasiia Mokhina and Viacheslav Hohlyuk, members of the Kyiv Territorial Defense, pose with machine guns and a wedding bouquet in Kyiv on April 7. (Mykhaylo Palinchak/SOPA Images/Getty Images)
Newlyweds Anastasiia Mokhina and Viacheslav Hohlyuk, members of the Kyiv Territorial Defense, pose with machine guns and a wedding bouquet in Kyiv on April 7. (Mykhaylo Palinchak/SOPA Images/Getty Images)

Given that men between the ages of 18 and 60 are compelled to remain in the country to fight in some capacity, the vast majority of people fleeing their homes have been women and children. We see them every day, on trains and buses and arriving in new countries, in the photographs from the war.

But women have also been active in the war itself and the resistance to the Russian onslaught. From Tuesday’s collection of photos: A woman trains to use an AK-47 rifle, other women head for the front lines, a rescue worker tends to victims of Russian shelling, and women from Lviv to Odessa work on camouflage and bulletproof vests for soldiers.

Russia says it destroyed US weapons at airfield near Odesa

“High-precision Onyx missiles destroyed a hangar with weapons and ammunition received from the United States and European countries at a military airfield in the Odessa region and also destroyed the runway,” Konashenkov said.

Videos shared to Twitter purported to show the Russian missile launchers and their susbequent impacts near Odesa. Konashenkov said the hangar in Odesa was destroyed as Russian forces targeted seven different facilities throughout Ukraine.

He said three of the target facilities were warehouses of missile weapons and ammunition. Konashenkov said the other four targets were areas of concentration of Ukrainian forces and military equipment.

Farage reacts to record migrant crossings.

Mainstream media and right-wing pundits have all been telling us that the Migrant Crisis is over…

Israel commemorates its fallen; Pentagon acknowledges Iran’s nuclear progress TV7 Israel News 03.05

1) The State of Israel commemorates its fallen since the inception of Zionism in 1860 – remembering 24,068 fallen troops and 4,216 civilian victims of terror.

2) The U.S. Department of Defense is not oblivious to Iran’s malign behavior throughout the Middle East and it is closely monitoring Tehran nuclear advancements while diplomatic efforts to revive the 2015 nuclear agreement are ongoing.

3) The U.S. State Department remains convinced that reviving the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which is the technical term for the 2015 nuclear agreement, remains in the best interest of the United States.

Nearly 7 in 10 ‘Minor’ Migrants Age-Tested in Belgium in 2021 Were Actually Adults

HATIM KAGHAT/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images
HATIM KAGHAT/BELGA MAG/AFP via Getty Images

The fact underage migrants tend to receive preferential treatment in European countries if they are unaccompanied minors has created the phenomenon of arrivals lying about their age, and Belgium is not the only country to have instituted tests.

In 2021, Belgium took saw a total of 3,351 migrants who claimed to be underage, but authorities ordered tests over the vast majority of them to determine if the migrants were being truthful and found an overwhelming share of those who were tested were actually adults.

Of some 2,515 tests ordered, 2,435 resulted in decisions by the state, and 69 per cent — around 1,680 — were found to actually be adults lying about their ages, broadcaster RTBF reports.

The figures follow others discussed in December last year, when Sammy Mahdi — Belgium’s Secretary of State for Asylum and Migration — stated at of the 1,991 migrants who had been tested at the time, 70 per cent turned out to be adults, largely in line with the new numbers.

Russia Unleashes Rockets in Mariupol, EU Readies Oil Sanctions

Service members of pro-Russian troops fire a BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launch system during fighting in Ukraine-Russia conflict near a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 2, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
Service members of pro-Russian troops fire a BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launch system during fighting in Ukraine-Russia conflict near a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 2, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Russian forces fired rockets at an encircled steel works in Ukraine’s southern port city of Mariupol and thick smoke blackened the sky at the plant where officials on Tuesday said 200 civilians were trapped despite evacuations.

Russia’s offensive to capture the east and south after failing to take the capital of Kyiv has been met with commitments by Western powers to supply heavier weapons to Ukraine.

Reuters images showed volleys of rockets fired from a Russian truck-mounted launcher towards the sprawling Soviet-era steel complex from the outskirts of Russian-occupied Mariupol on Monday.

Commentary/Opinion:

The Growth of Political Islam and How to Stop It (Podcast)

An Interview by Apostate Imam

The power of Political Islam grows daily. The first step in stopping its growth is to know and understand the doctrine of Islam, in particularly who Mohammed is and what he did.

Muslims are a protected minority in the US so the best way to oppose Islam is when Muslims run for office. The political platform is still open to free speech. We must challenge Muslim candidates, ask them hard questions, hand out brochures when they speak. Educate Kafirs about Sharia and Mohmmed.

Steve Amundson of Counter Jihad Coalition is an excellent example of how to use brochures and how to debate.

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