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NYC woman sues at-home massage app Soothe claiming masseuse RAPED her

The woman is not named in her lawsuit against the California-based start-up, filed yesterday in Brooklyn’s Supreme Court

She claims the man – who used the fake name of Hernando Giraldo – raped her in her Brooklyn home, and that he had a past arrest on his record for sexual assaulting a different Soothe customer. 

Now, the woman is suing the app. She claimed on Tuesday through a video played at a press conference that she now wakes up in the middle of the night, fearing another attack. 

She claims that the therapist, using the fake name, arrived then promptly attacked her. He fled and is still at large. 

She reported the assault to police immediately and was then told that the man – whose real name is not known – was previously reported by a different Soothe customer over similar allegations. 

BMW warns 83 customers its new EVs can catch fire 

The iX M60 starts at $105,100 and the i4 just shy of $53,000, and those recalled were manufactured with high voltage battery that ‘may have internal damage.’

The issue is impacting BMW iX SAV models built from 2022 to 2023 and i4 M50 vehicles produced between November 22, 2021 and July 30, 2022, according a letter BMW of North America sent to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

Vehicles were sold at several dealers: Autogermana BMW, Puerto Rico; BMW Fairfax, Virginia; Checkered Flag BMW in Virginia Beach, Virginia; Pacific BMW in Glendale, California; and Fields BMW in Orlando, Florida.

The issue was first brought to light in with a US-based BMW i4 eDrive40 in April, which sparked BMW to look at Samsung SDI and led them to find irregularities in how some of the battery cells were manufactured, The Drive reports.

Samsung has long been plagued with battery failures of its own – specifically the 2017 Galaxy Note 7 fiasco that resulted in 2.5 million devices being recalled because the defective batteries were also catching fire. 

Job Openings Plunge as Employers Pull Back From Hiring

Economists had been expecting 11.1 million jobs in the June report on the government’s Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS. The sharper than expected decline indicates that demand for labor has plunged faster than economists expected.

The Federal Reserve has been trying to cool off the labor market by raising interest rates. In mid-June, the Fed hiked its interest rate target by 0.75 basis points, the largest increase since 1994.

Tighter financial conditions can slow business expansion, lowering the demand for workers. Fed chairman Jerome Powell has said he would welcome a decline in job vacancies as a sign that the Fed’s efforts to tame inflation are working.

Openings declined sharply in both retail and construction, two areas that have showed signs of softening in recent months.

Hiring rates fell at large businesses with more than one thousand employees, the government said. This suggests that businesses are preparing for an economic downturn by pulling back from bringing on new employees.

Credit Card Debt Jumps Most in 20 Years as Inflation Soars

Peter Dazeley/ Getty images
Peter Dazeley/ Getty images

Credit card balances jumped $46 billion in the second quarter of the year. Compared with a year ago, balances are up 13 percent, the largest increase in more than 20 years, according to data released Tuesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Credit card balances typically rise in the April through June period. This year’s increase was driven by the highest rate of inflation in 40 years. The Consumer Price Index was up 8.6 percent in the quarter compared with a year earlier, the biggest increase since the fourth quarter of 1981.

Gasoline prices, which rose to record highs in the period, are also driving up spending. Food prices were up 10.4 percent compared with a year ago, the most inflation since 1979.

Consumers are also spending more on services and travel. Total consumer spending rose 1.1 percent in June, 0.3 percent in May, and 0.5 percent in April.

America could see ‘6 quarters’ of negative growth: Victor Davis Hanson

Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson speaks on Senator Joe Manchin’s support for the Inflation Reduction Act on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

Inflation Reduction Act is ‘deceptive marketing,’ will hurt struggling Americans, economist says

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has said the Inflation Reduction Act lives up to its name. (AP)
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York has said the Inflation Reduction Act lives up to its name. (AP)

“The greatest example of deceptive marketing today is the name that the Democrats have chosen for this piece of legislation,” a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, EJ Antoni, told Fox News. “It does absolutely nothing to address the problem of inflation.”

The Inflation Reduction Act, which Manchin and Schumer announced Wednesday, is a slimmed down version of President Biden’s Build Back Better Act with a $433 billion price tag, most of which will be spent on climate provisions.

The Committee on Taxation estimates that it will raise $739 billion through a variety of measures, including a minimum tax rate on large corporations and enhanced IRS enforcement.

“Inflation is fundamentally too much money relative to the amount of goods and services in the economy,” Antoni told Fox News. “So, if you’re just going to raise taxes, all you’ve done at that point is transfer money from one person to another, the taxpayer to the government.”

“But you haven’t actually changed the amount of goods and services relative to the amount of money in the economy,” he continued. “So it does nothing to fight inflation.”

Antoni also said the higher taxes will impact consumers.

Former Chicago elementary teacher sentenced to 50 years for sexually exploiting child

Pedro Ibarra taught elementary students in Chicago Public Schools for three years, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)
Pedro Ibarra taught elementary students in Chicago Public Schools for three years, according to the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pedro Ibarra, 48, of Elk Grove Village, Illinois, received the sentence Monday for sexual exploitation of a child and attempted sexual exploitation of a child, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of Indiana. 

“The heinous sexual abuse of these children is every parent’s nightmare,” Zachary Myers, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana, said in a statement.

“These tragic crimes reiterate that those who seek to sexually exploit our children online and in person are often the people parents and children should be able to trust.” 

Prosecutors, citing court documents, say Ibarra in June 2021 engaged in an online video chat with a boy under 13 years old who lived in Indiana, during which he “persuaded the child to engage in sexually explicit conduct, which Ibarra recorded on his cell phone.” 

NYC Episcopalian School Invited ‘Drag Queen Activist’ to ‘Teach the Children’

According to the drag queen’s TikTok, Grace Church School invited the activist, Brita Filter, to “teach the children.”

“I literally went to church to teach the children today… ️‍️‍⚧️,” Filter wrote in a TikTok post in April.

“A Catholic High School here in NYC invited me to their Pride Chapel,” he continued, misstating the school’s denomination, as it is Episcopalian.

“Visibility matters and I’m so honored to have had the chance to talk to you about my work as a LGBTQ+ Drag Queen Activist,” he added.

The video features a masked man introducing the drag queen, urging the high school students to stand up and welcome him.

Ex-Baltimore cop shot by daycare owner wife arrested for nearly a dozen child sex crime charges

James Weems Jr. is charged with multiple sexual abuse of a minor offenses. (Baltimore County Police)
James Weems Jr. is charged with multiple sexual abuse of a minor offenses. (Baltimore County Police)

James Weems Jr., 57, a former Baltimore County police officer, was arrested on 10 child sex offenses involving three children his wife, 50-year-old Shanteari Weems, had under her care as the owner of Lil Kidz Kastle Development Center. 

As of Monday, he is newly facing three counts of sexual abuse of a minor, three counts of third-degree sex offense, three counts of fourth-degree sex offense, three counts of second-degree assault and one count of displaying obscene material to a minor, according to the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Shanteari Weems is already facing assault and firearm charges for allegedly shooting her husband and barricading them both inside their room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on July 21. 

According to court documents, she had received phone calls from multiple parents from her daycare accusing her husband of molesting their children. She confronted her husband in their hotel room and shot him, FOX 5 DC reported.

NYPD officers assailed with bottles, fists after trying to detain man: report

The incident happened at the intersection of 168th Street and Sheridan Avenue about three hours after a man was shot nearby along the parade route, police sources told the New York Post. The group of men was reportedly drinking in the street and blocking traffic.

The group included members of a Dominican gang called the Trinitarios, the sources told the paper.

Twitter user posted video of the alleged incident that shows officers pin a man on the ground while detaining him for possession of a firearm, the report said.

Bystanders can be seen in the video confronting the officers. One man in a yellow shirt appears to walk toward and officer, with both raising their fists at each other. It was unclear whether anyone was hit.

Baltimore teen facing life in prison after first-degree murder charge in traffic shooting

The boy, who remains unnamed, was among a group of squeegee workers when the early July confrontation with Reynolds began.

Squeegee workers are the common but controversial sight in Baltimore in which youths stand on street corners with water and soap, cleaning the windshields of cars stopped at red lights — often without asking permission.

Reynolds, 48, was driving through the intersection where the boy was standing, and an argument ensued between him and the group of squeegee workers. Reynolds then pulled forward and parked his car, exiting it with a baseball bat in his hand, according to police.

The boy, who was 14 at the time, then draws a firearm and shoots five times while running away, hitting and killing Reynolds.

Reynolds was a husband and father of three children.

Teenage pro-life activist allegedly punched in the face while knocking on doors in Kansas

Grace Hartsock says she was attacked while canvassing with Students for Life. (Courtesy, Students for Life Action)
Grace Hartsock says she was attacked while canvassing with Students for Life. (Courtesy, Students for Life Action)

The student, Grace Hartsock, was going door-to-door to turn out Kansas voters for a Tuesday referendum on abortion law. The incident occurred when she approached a home in Leawood, according to Students for Life, the organization with which Hartsock was volunteering.

Hartsock says a woman answered the door and politely stated she was not interested when she learned why Hartsock had knocked.

“No, I’m sorry, I don’t think you want to talk to us,” the woman said.

Hartsock turned to leave when another voice, also a woman, came from farther inside the house yelling and cursing.

Elderly San Francisco Asian woman brutally beaten by 4 juveniles in apartment complex

“They used their fist to hit my head multiple times and then they pulled me down and kept kicking me,” the elderly lady, who wanted to be identified as Mrs. Ren, told KGO through an interrupter.

Mrs. Ren had spent the last two years in her apartment over fears of COVID-19, opting to leave for the first time Sunday only to be met by a mob of attackers in the hallway of her apartment complex.

Shortly after Mrs. Ren left her apartment, she was approached by four juveniles who asked her what time it was. She responded that it was “5-o’clock,” showing the suspects her watch because she does not speak English and was not sure if they understood her.

But things quickly took a dire turn.

San Francisco has seen a wave of crimes against its Asian residents, who make up about a third of the city’s population, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. In one instance, a group of three area men specifically targeted Asian women across the area in over 70 robberies.

NYC McDonald’s worker shot in neck during dispute with woman, son over food order: police

The dispute spilled out from the fast food restaurant into the street, according to authorities. (Google Maps)
The dispute spilled out from the fast food restaurant into the street, according to authorities. (Google Maps)

A New York City McDonald’s employee was in critical condition after getting shot in the neck during an argument with a customer over a food order on Monday evening, authorities said.

A female customer got into an argument with a 23-year-old employee over her order, according to WPIX-TV. The dispute escalated and spilled out onto the street in front of the establishment.

During the altercation, the woman’s 20-year-old son approached the worker and shot him in the neck, according to authorities.

Indiana community heartbroken after rookie officer is killed during traffic stop by repeat offender

Indiana crime.
Indiana crime.

The officer’s death reinvigorated already existing discussions about the alarming crime wave taking America by storm, and Indiana State Police Department superintendent Doug Carter told “Fox & Friends First” Tuesday that change will not come any time soon.

Shahnavaz approached the suspect’s vehicle early Sunday morning when the suspect fired 30 rounds into his car, Carter detailed.

Host Carley Shimkus spelled out the charges the suspect faces, including murder, possession of a firearm by a violent felon, resisting law enforcement and two enhancements for firearm possession and for being a “habitual offender.”

North Carolina shooting leaves 3 deputies injured, suspect dead after nearly 9-hour standoff

Authorities are seen around a North Carolina home after three deputies were shot while trying to serve paperwork. (WRAL)
Authorities are seen around a North Carolina home after three deputies were shot while trying to serve paperwork. (WRAL)

Authorities confirmed at a news conference that the suspect, identified as Jourdan Hamilton, had been found dead inside the home from an “apparent fatal self-inflicted gunshot wound.” The body was discovered when SWAT team members entered the home after a nearly 9-hour standoff.

Wayne County Public Information Officer Joel Gillie said Monday night that Sgt. Matthew Fishman was in critical condition. Cpl. Andrew Cox and deputy Alexander Ramon Torres were in stable condition.

Hamilton had received misdemeanors for communicating threats in 2021 and resisting an officer in 2019, North Carolina Department of Public Safety records revealed, according to Fox 8.

Poll: Most Believe Government Bureaucracies Like the CDC Are too Big and Politically Motivated

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Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images, Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

The survey asked respondents, “What is your opinion of federal bureaucracies in Washington DC like the EPA, CDC and IRS?”

Most, 58.5 percent, believe those federal bureaucracies “have grown too large and only serve their own political interests.” Only one-third of Americans believe they actually serve the American people and “are a useful and effective way to implement laws Congress passes.”

Democrats are far more trusting of these large government agencies, as 72.7 percent have a positive view, deeming them useful and effective. However, Republicans and independents, 89.9 percent and 54.7 percent, respectively, believe the agencies have “grown too large” and are politically-motivated, serving their own interests rather than those of the American people. 

The survey was taken July 24-28, 2022 among 1,080 likely general election voters and has a +/- 2.9 percent margin of error.

Veteran NYC epidemiologist lambastes city’s PC monkeypox messaging, takes aim at botched COVID-19 handling

Tubes labled "Monkeypox Virus" with positive and negative results pictured in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)
Tubes labled “Monkeypox Virus” with positive and negative results pictured in this illustration taken May 23, 2022. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration)

Weiss had spoken to the New York Times on July 18, arguing that the city’s guidance suggesting people infected with monkeypox could have safer sex if they avoid kissing and covered their sores.

Monkeypox has overwhelmingly affected gay and bisexual men in the city, and Weiss told the outlet that New York officials should instead advise people at risk of being infected to temporarily decrease their number of sexual partners or practice abstinence. 

Weiss also wrote a letter to New York City Health Commissioner Ashwin Vasanhat on July 18 arguing that department leadership “is more concerned with stigma avoidance” for gay men rather than “giving people the risk information they need to protect themselves and others. People are suffering.”

Weiss was removed from his position as director of surveillance just days after speaking to the Times and moved to the department’s Division of Family and Child Health, according to a letter from the Health Department’s HR wing that Weiss posted to his personal website. He called the move “retaliation” for him speaking out. 

Weiss, a 22-year veteran of the department and its most senior communicable disease epidemiologist, posted a follow-up post on his website on Sunday doubling-down on his criticisms of the city’s monkeypox handling and messaging, and also argued that the city handled the coronavirus pandemic poorly on some measures. 

California Gov. Gavin Newsom Declares State of Emergency over Monkeypox

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File
AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File

In a statement on Monday, Newsom said the state of California will be working closely with the federal government to make monkeypox vaccines more readily available while also combatting any stigma the LGBTQ community might face.

“We’ll continue to work with the federal government to secure more vaccines, raise awareness about reducing risk, and stand with the LGBTQ community fighting stigmatization,” Newsom said.

According to the Associated Press, roughly 800 cases have been reported in the Golden State, spreading mostly through skin-to-skin contact among men who have sex with men.

The virus can also spread through the sharing of bedding, towels, and clothing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also noted that the virus can spread on surfaces used by individuals with monkeypox. 

San Francisco Holds Kink & Fetish Fest: Get Monkeypox Vaccine and Go for It

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Chinnapong/Getty Images

“Things that used to be audience participation are not, to keep people from smooshing together,” Angel Adeyoha, executive director of Folsom Street, the group that produces the Up Your Alley event,” said in a San Francisco Chronicle report. “We’re trying to keep people from smooshing together.”

“Speaking as a veteran of the HIV wars, we don’t preach. We offer information,” Cal Callahan, manager of the city’s official Leather & LGBTQ Cultural District, said in the Chronicle report.

“With this crowd, everyone wants to get paddled,” said Big Daddy Larry Rich, CEO of Bare Chest Calendar. “If it doesn’t land there, people ask to spin it again. San Francisco is a kinky city, and this fair is our dirty little secret.”

Woke Health Care Contributes to Monkeypox Spread

A few months ago, an international group of gay men engaged in a group sexual encounter at a pride event in the Canary Islands. One or more of the participants had monkeypox. A number of the men who participated in the activity went back to continental Europe, participated in more Pride Month sex-related events and began spreading monkeypox.

The spread of monkeypox had mostly been confined to the gay community, mostly spread through random sexual encounters and group sex. Now, several children have it. They have gay parents in open sexual arrangements who participated in sexual activities with one or more other people, not their partner.

“Both of those children are traced back to individuals who come from the men-who-have-sex-with-men community, the gay men’s community,” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Rochelle Walensky said last week.

The world health community is declaring monkeypox an emergency. It has now spread globally to tens of thousands of people. It is contracted through contact, not just bodily fluid.

Exclusive — Log Cabin Republicans Prez: Leftists Reject ‘Personal Responsibility’ in Monkeypox Prevention for Gay Men

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Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

“Our organization came out a couple of weeks ago and issued that press release because we saw that this could potentially be harmful,,” Moran remarked on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.

Moran observed how certain organizations ostensibly dedicated to the welfare of “LGBT” persons are de facto partisan subsidiaries of the Democrat Party.

He said, “Somebody needed to say something, because we knew the mainstream media was not going to, and we knew the big gay organizations weren’t going to say anything because they’re beholden to the Democratic Party. So we said something, and that’s our role.”

“[We condemned] the Biden administration and the FDA,” Moran recalled. “There’s a manufacturing lab in Europe that actually had stockpiles of the vaccine ready to ship to the United States to get ahead of this, and because of the red tape in the bureaucracy at the FDA and the CDC, these precious vaccines were left sitting in a stock house for three months before the federal government could get its act together to go actually — quote, unquote — and ‘inspect’ the facilities and sign off on it.”

He stated, “Just going with the science, about 90-95 percent of the population of people who are getting monkeypox are gay men. So there is a lot of scare going on in the community.”

Chicago Health System to Pay Workers $10 Million in Settlement over Vaccine Mandate

A nurse protests against COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates near the state Capitol on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, in Santa Fe, NM. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)
A nurse protests against COVID-19 vaccine and mask mandates near the state Capitol on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021, in Santa Fe, NM. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

In a press release, Liberty Counsel said the settlement must receive approval from the federal District Court.

The group added that employees who were denied religious exemptions would be notified about the settlement and given the chance to comment, object, ask to opt-out, or submit a claim form for payment from its fund.

“NorthShore will also change its unlawful ‘no religious accommodations’ policy to make it consistent with the law, and to provide religious accommodations in every position across its numerous facilities,” Liberty Counsel stated.

Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel addressed the settlement, saying it should be “a wake-up call to every employer that did not accommodate or exempt employees who opposed the COVID shots for religious reasons.”

Dr. Robert Malone: ‘Gaslighted, Ridiculed, Defamed’ — But Not Discredited

Like others who tried to share truth and opinions that differ from the official COVID-19 narrative, Dr. Robert Malone said he’s been viciously attacked by media, but wisdom and knowledge are now being validated on a near-daily basis.

Malone rose to prominence after his appearance on the DarkHorse podcast in June 2021, where he, Steve Kirsch and DarkHorse host Bret Weinstein, Ph.D., spent three hours dissecting the COVID fraud.

Interestingly, Malone and Kirsch were both double-jabbed before realizing there were problems with the shots, but once they did, they boldly stepped into the limelight to warn and inform others.

Malone also appeared on the Joe Rogan podcast Dec. 30, 2021, which ended up being the most-viewed podcast of all time with some 50 million views.

Malone was also, once upon a time, in business with a former CIA agent named Michael Callahan, who held a senior position in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).

Callahan was in Wuhan, China, in the fourth quarter of 2019 and called Malone in early January 2020, asking him to get a team together to address a novel virus that had broken out in China.

5 Facts to Consider Before Vaccinating Kids for COVID

In his practice, Dr. Syed Haider sees patients every day who have suffered life-altering changes after COVID-19 vaccination. Many had not connected their symptoms to the shots.

Dr. Haider is one of a savvy if small group of physicians, scientists and advocates who challenge the vaccine narrative cemented in medicine and media. The vaccinated help themselves and society, it holds; vaccines are safe and effective. End of story.

As of July 22, the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, or VAERS, received more than 1.3 million reports of COVID-19 vaccine injury, including 29,790 deaths.

Our figures include “foreign” reports filed by vaccine makers under law. In the U.S., 13,805 deaths were reported.

You will not find this tally of complications on the government’s website but rather on a private website called OpenVAERS.com, where it is collated and regularly updated.

Previously Deported Killer Caught Sneaking Around Texas Border Checkpoint with Migrants

File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector
File Photo: U.S. Border Patrol/Laredo Sector

Del Rio Sector Chief Patrol Agent Jason D. Owens tweeted a report that Brackettville Station agents apprehended a previously deported Mexican national with a conviction for manslaughter.

Brackettville Station Border Patrol agents encountered a group of five migrants and placed them into custody for illegally entering the U.S. During processing, the agents identified one of the migrants as 32-year-old Juan Carlos Perez-Reyes, a Mexican national.

During a biometric background investigation, the agents discovered a conviction in 2009 by an Oklahoma court for first-degree manslaughter. The Oklahoma court sentenced Perez-Reyes to 15 years in state prison.

Following the completion of his prison term, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) deported the man to Mexico in November 2021.

Perez-Reyes now faces up to 20 years in federal prison if charged and convicted for illegal re-entry after removal as a deported felon.

Texas Border City Man Pleads Guilty to Kidnapping, Burning Victim

File Photo by Herika Martinez / AFP
File Photo by Herika Martinez / AFP

The case began on December 23, 2015, when Guerra along with 39-year-old Charles Douglass, and 33-year-old Lawrence Dean “Gotti” Henry kidnapped another man who they believe had stolen drugs from them.

The three men kidnapped the victim in Chaparral, New Mexico, took him to El Paso, and finally to a third location in Chaparral. The victim ultimately died, was burned, and then buried near Chaparral.

The case was filed as a missing person until 2017, when federal authorities found the victim’s remains. Federal prosecutors claim Guerra fled to Mexico until August 2020, when authorities there arrested Guerra and turned him over to U.S. Marshals. Guerra tried to fight the charges until his plea deal.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office revealed that in July 2019, Henry took a deal on one kidnapping and one drug trafficking charge. U.S. District Judge David Briones sentenced him to 40 years in prison.

Also in 2019, Douglass pleaded guilty to one charge of kidnapping and received a 14-year prison sentence.

Judge Strikes Down San Francisco Law Allowing Illegal Aliens to Vote

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Spencer Platt/Getty Images

On July 29, San Francisco Superior Court Judge Richard Ulmer overturned the city’s ordinance that was first passed in 2016, which allowed foreign nationals — including illegal aliens — to vote in citywide school board elections so long as they are the parent of a school-aged child and are not incarcerated or out on parole.

By 2018, as Breitbart News reported, the city had spent almost $400,000 to register a total of 61 foreign nationals to vote in the school board elections.

Ulmer, though, ruled that the ordinance is in violation of the California Constitution, which specifically states that “a United States citizen 18 years of age and resident in this state may vote.”

“In sum, San Francisco ordinance 206-21 is contrary to the California Constitution and state statutes and thus cannot stand,” Ulmer wrote,

WATCH: Mexican Cartel Booby Traps Active Crime Scene with Bomb

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State police and ministerial investigators responded to a house in Irapuato, Guanajuato, for a call about a dismembered body. As authorities were processing the crime scene, an explosive device detonated. A local journalist recording the crime scene captured the blast on video.

The explosion was a trap intended for responding state authorities, according to Guanajuato Attorney General Carlos Zamarripa. Since the incident, authorities are taking extra precautions at crime scenes.

Three attorney general officers sustained injuries. In the aftermath, an unknown criminal organization distributed messages on social media taking credit and threatened more targeted violence. Unconfirmed reports point to Cartel Jalisco New Generation (CJNG) for the attack.

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Biden’s Open Border Attracting the World’s Poor: ‘I Don’t Have a Dollar’

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. (Photo by Allison Dinner/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

As most border crossers and illegal aliens are being directly released into the U.S. interior, the Biden administration is helping entice foreign nationals in the most desperate circumstances to make the often-deadly journey to the southern border. Most likely do not have valid claims for asylum.

A report from Noticias Telemundo Investiga details how border crossers and illegal aliens being released into American communities are increasingly arriving with nothing.

“I don’t have a dollar to live on,” one of 15 border crossers told Noticias Telemundo Investiga. In another case, a 70-year-old border crosser waited in line at a homeless shelter hoping he would be able to get a pair of underwear and a hot shower.

Even as these border crossers and illegal aliens are released into American communities, they do not have U.S. addresses to list on Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) paperwork so they are putting down the addresses for NGO office buildings.

Liz Cheney’s Campaign Finds Solace in the Rich and Famous

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Al Drago/Bloomberg via Getty Images

It seems the more likely it is that Cheney will lose on August 16, the more her campaign finds itself buoyed by the establishment. According to the polls, Cheney is at least 30 points behind Hageman among Wyoming voters.

But by the show of support among the political elites, one may believe Cheney is leading by 30 points. The political elites are likely coming to the aid of Cheney because Cheney’s chances of winning the GOP primary are only 5 cents on the dollar, PredictIt odds show. Hageman’s chances of defeating Cheney are 95 cents on the dollar.

While Cheney has been working the spotlight on the partisan January 6 Committee, hundreds of miles away from Wyoming voters, she has won support and donations from the rich and famous.

They include actor Kevin Costner, director Gary Ross of “The Hunger Games,” producer of “Friends” Kevin Bright, and studio mogul Jeffrey Katzenberg.

Cheney has won donations from Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton donors. She also received more donations from the state of California than any other state, including Wyoming.

Exclusive: National Education Association Doubles Down on Social Justice Agenda in Letter to Senator Marsha Blackburn

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Photographer: Eric Lee/Bloomberg

NEA President Rebecca Pringle’s letter was a response to a letter sent by the Senators Blackburn, Lummis, Daines and Lankford, reported exclusively by Breitbart News, that demanded answers on a proposed “enemies list” targeting those who oppose gender ideology curriculum. 

The letter from the Senators blasted the NEA for being “more concerned with advancing a ‘social justice’ agenda instead of meeting the needs of children and students who are experiencing catastrophic learning challenges.” It also specifically inquired about a measure that would earmark $140k to create the enemies list. 

The NEA President responded to the four Republican Senators in a letter that doubled down on the teacher’s union’s leftist agenda. The letter, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, does not address the “enemies list” that the Senators inquired about and only briefly mentions gender ideology.

Democrats rely on misleading messaging to sell Manchin-Schumer bill

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is met by reporters outside the hearing room where he chairs the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at the Capitol in Washington, on July 21, 2022. (The Associated Press)
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is met by reporters outside the hearing room where he chairs the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources at the Capitol in Washington, on July 21, 2022. (The Associated Press)

The Inflation Reduction Act, a slimmed down version of President Biden’s Build Back Better (BBB) Act, will cost an estimated $433 billion, most of which will be invested in climate provisions, while increasing tax revenue by $739 billion.

The bill will require large corporations to pay at least 15% in taxes, which is projected to raise tax revenue by $313 billion, as well as boost IRS enforcement, estimated to raise tax revenue by another $124 billion, and it will close the carried interest loophole, estimated to raise $14 billion.

In 2023, the year in which the legislation would increase tax revenue most, individuals making less than $10,000 per year would pay 3.1% more in taxes and those making between $20,000-$30,000 per year would see a 1.1% tax increase, the JCT analysis showed. Tax revenue collected from those making $100,000 per year or less would increase by $5.8 billion in 2023, the report said.

By 2031, when the new energy credits and subsidies are set to provide an even greater benefit to wealthier Americans, those earning below $400,000 are projected to pay as much as two-thirds of the additional tax revenue collected that year, Republicans on the Senate Finance Committee said in a press release Saturday, citing the JCT report.

China issues new threats after Pelosi lands in Taiwan

The ‘Outnumbered’ panel discusses Nancy Pelosi landing in Taiwan and China’s new threats against the United States.

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Britain, U.S. Broaden Sanctions On Russian Oil Company, Airlines

The headquarters of Russia's state-owned oil giant Rosneft is seen through the walls of the Kremlin. (file photo)
The headquarters of Russia’s state-owned oil giant Rosneft is seen through the walls of the Kremlin. (file photo)

The British government said it reimposed sanctions on two former board members of oil company Rosneft, Didier Casimiro and Zeljko Runje, while the U.S. government said it would add 25 Airbus airplanes for alleged violations of export control rules.

The Treasury Department accused Casimiro of brokering the sale and transport of Venezuelan crude oil. Then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the United States was determined to prevent the “looting” of Venezuela’s oil assets by the “corrupt” regime of President Nicolas Maduro.

The British sanctions against Casimiro and Runje came as the U.S. Commerce Department said it would add 25 Airbus airplanes operated by Russian airlines believed to violate U.S. export controls as part of the Biden administration’s sanctions over the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The 25 Airbus airplanes are operated by Ural Airlines, S7 Airlines, Red Wings, Yamal Airlines, Nordwind, and I-Fly. The orders aim to deny the airlines access to refueling, spare parts, and maintenance services.

Israel signals ‘strategic advantage’ vs Iran; US confirm Israel-Lebanon progress TV7IsraelNews 02.08

1) Tensions between Israel and the Iranian-proxy Palestinian Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip have significantly ratcheted-up overnight – after Israeli security forces apprehended two senior terror operatives and, in clashes, eliminated another.

2) Jerusalem’s political leadership signals the Islamic Republic of Iran about Israel’s alleged nuclear capabilities – after Tehran implements additional steps that draw it closer to nuclear breakout.

3) U.S. Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs Amos Hochstein voices optimism about reaching an agreement between Jerusalem and Beirut vis-à-vis demarcation of the Israel-Lebanon maritime border.

Commentary/Opinion:

Climate Change – “Heat Dome” or Climate Hysteria?

Belgian researchers Jean van Vliet and Brigitte van Vliet-Lanoë take a critical look at the claims that the deadly heat wave that hit the Pacific Northwest in June of 2021 was caused by human-influenced climate change – their research shows that this was the result of natural climate change related to solar activity, resulting in a Mobile Polar Anticyclone (MPA) phenomenon.

The MPA theory was developed by Marcel Leroux. While the mainstream media was, and still is, expressing climate hysteria about heat waves, and climate activists are demanding the governments engage in massive economic and social changes to ‘stop climate change’, the work of Jean and Brigitte show how futile such efforts would be, given that natural forces are driving the extreme events.

The report was originally published Aug. 27, 2021, in French

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