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Five people aged 18-25 are killed in head on crash by wrong-way driver

Five people were killed in a horror car crash in Florida this weekend when a man who had his license revoked almost a decade ago smashed into them while driving the wrong way down the freeway. 

Four women and one man lost their lives when 30-year-old Maiky Simeon, travelling east in the westbound lanes of the Palmetto Expressway close to Miami, drove his Infinti sedan directly into a Honda sedan at high speed at around 4:30am local time on Saturday.

All five were aged 12-25 and died of critical injuries at the scene following the horrendous impact. 

Simeon meanwhile escaped death but remains hospitalized after sustaining severe injuries as a result of the smash.

Images of the scene released by Florida State Highway Patrol showed one car turned sideways on the road, barely recognizable due to the extent of the damage.

The entire hood had folded in while both doors on the passenger’s side had been forced inwards, crumpling the car’s frame and blowing out all the windows. 

FBI’s D.C. office now run by same agent who led Whitmer kidnapping hoax

(University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy/Flickr)
(University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy/Flickr)

(American Greatness) — The FBI’s Washington, D.C., field office, which led the unprecedented and widely-criticized raid on President Donald Trump’s private residence in Florida, is currently being run by the same agent who led the FBI’s Detroit office during its facilitation of the kidnapping hoax against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.

Just The News reports that Steven D’Antuono, who previously led the Detroit field office, is now in charge of the D.C. field office. On his watch, the FBI in Michigan engaged in entrapment and other practices that lured innocent men into an alleged plot to kidnap Whitmer, most of which was instigated by FBI informants and undercover agents themselves.

As described by Julie Kelly of American Greatness, the result was an “FBI-inspired, organized, and executed scheme to ‘kidnap’ and ‘assassinate’ Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ahead of the 2020 presidential election,” ostensibly to help boost Whitmer’s approval ratings after she faced widespread backlash over her strict coronavirus lockdown policies, and also to paint supporters of President Trump in a negative light ahead of the election.

Minneapolis teachers union ‘extremely proud’ of discriminatory policy

Minneapolis Federation of Teachers President Greta Callahan, left, and Vice President Marcia Howard appear on Good Morning America Friday. (Good Morning America/YouTube)
Minneapolis Federation of Teachers President Greta Callahan, left, and Vice President Marcia Howard appear on Good Morning America Friday. (Good Morning America/YouTube)

The Minneapolis teachers union defended a policy that calls for laying off white teachers first, saying it “doesn’t go far enough.”

At the conclusion of a three-week teachers strike in March, the Minneapolis Federation of Teachers and Minneapolis Public Schools agreed to contract language that provides protections for “educators of color.”

As Alpha News first reported earlier this month, the new collective bargaining agreement states that if a non-white teacher is subject to excess, MPS must excess a white teacher with the “next least” seniority.

The agreement adds that non-white teachers, as well as those working in various programs, “may be exempted from district-wide layoff[s] outside seniority order.” The agreement also prioritizes the reinstatement of teachers from “underrepresented populations” over white teachers.

One Year Later: US Team of Veterans Rescued 17,000 Afghans After Joe Biden Pulled Out of Country

Remembering the US troops killed in Afghanistan one year later

Former State Department Spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus discusses the aftermath of the Biden administration pulling out of Afghanistan one year ago.

Oregon woman charged with murder after running over, killing father of her children at park: police

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Salem woman kills former partner, running him over several times after dispute, police say
 Provided by KATU PortlandSalem woman kills former partner, running him over several times after dispute, police say

Branda Myshelle Myers, 29, was meeting 38-year-old Vince Edward Fouts at Woodmansee Park in south Salem around 9:15 a.m. to try to resolve a custody dispute, the Salem Police Department said.

“The argument between the two escalated, and Myers used her vehicle to run over Fouts several times,” police said.

Witnesses at the scene called police and pointed officers to the location of both the victim and the suspect. Officers said Fouts and Myers were former domestic partners.

Minneapolis restaurant owner: With crime unchecked, nobody’s coming

Seattle Children’s Hospital Facilitates Gender Transition for Kids as Young as 9

According to its website, “Seattle Children’s Gender Clinic provides gender-affirming medical care for adolescents: Whose gender identity is different from their sex at birth; Who do not identify with the traditional definitions of male or female.”

Additionally, “For prepubertal children, caregivers can offer support around gender exploration and social transition, including learning about gender diversity, connecting with other families of gender diverse children, connecting with affirming primary care and mental health providers, and advocating for children in school and legal settings.”

For gender-affirming genital procedures, such as penile inversion vaginoplasty, peritoneal vaginoplasty, orchiectomy, and phalloplasty, patients must be 18 or older by the time of genital surgery.

However, the site states that: “The Surgical Gender Affirmation Program treats teens and young adults. For most services, Seattle Children’s treats patients up to age 21. For medical care, patients may be transitioned to adult providers after age 18. For gender-affirming surgery, we treat some patients through age 26.

Luxury hotels for migrants? NYC residents react to Mayor Adams’ plan | Americans Weigh In

People in the Big Apple expressed their thoughts on the city’s plan to use hotel rooms as housing for southern border crossers arriving by the busload.

Investigative reporter details the chaos she witnessed on the southern border

Investigative reporter Savanah Hernandez describes her firsthand account of witnessing migrants flowing across the southern border, and Biden’s alleged flights of illegal immigrant children on ‘The Next Revolution.’

Corpus Christi attorney arrested, accused of smuggling

Corpus Christi attorney arrested (Galveston County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office)
Corpus Christi attorney arrested (Galveston County Precinct 2 Constable’s Office)

The arrest involved a state trooper and a Galveston County Precinct 2 deputy constable who was working in the area as part of Operation Lone Star. The deputy constable reported Japhet was driving a BMW with paper plates and failed “to drive in a single lane” while traveling Ranch Road 674.

The deputy constable wrote Japhet “refused to comply” when ordered to turn off his car and exit the vehicle. The trooper and the deputy said they saw three men unrestrained in the backset and a fourth man in the front seat. The deputy reported when she tried to open the car door, “the male then slapped my hand away from the door handle.” The deputy constable wrote Japhet also resisted arrest and claimed to be a judge.

Border Patrol later determined the men in the car were in the country illegally. However, during a phone conversation with KPRC 2, Japhet said he was not smuggling the men, but rather picked up hitchhikers. Japhet said he picked up the men south of Del Rio after leaving the Lucky Eagle casino in Eagle Pass.

Hollywood Doles Out Its Own Street Justice

In the wake of failed Democratic policies, crime is soaring in our cities.

But the DOJ and the FBI seem more concerned with targeting law-abiding American Citizens than fighting criminals.

Now, as emboldened criminals fearlessly prey on the weak, it’s the rare hero who takes matters into his own hands and fights back to right a wrong.

Now, Mark introduces you to one such brave store owner who has had enough. And, when trouble arises, he’s more than up to the task.

Politics:

Progressive South Texas Candidate Admits to Misleading Voters About Radical Views

After winning a bitter primary fight as an unabashed liberal, Vallejo scrubbed from her campaign site all evidence of her support for a slew of progressive policies—including Medicare for All, student debt cancellation, and a federal jobs guarantee—the Free Beacon reported Wednesday. Just days later, Vallejo said she still supports those policies, she just doesn’t want voters to know: Her campaign told the Wall Street Journal Vallejo continues to back student loan forgiveness and Medicare for All but changed her site to “better reflect how the candidate is talking to voters.”

Vallejo’s decision to hide her liberal policy positions on the campaign trail comes as many Hispanic voters in South Texas shift to the right, a trend that jeopardizes Democrats’ longtime dominance in the Rio Grande Valley. In June, for example, Republicans flipped a majority-Hispanic seat in the region for the first time in more than a century—a result Democrats are hoping to prevent in Vallejo’s 15th Congressional District, which has remained blue since its creation in 1903.

Bill O’Reilly: FBI Was Looking for THIS During Trump Raid@Glenn Beck

We don’t yet know what the government took from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home during the FBI raid earlier this month, nor do we know what specifically they were looking for.

But Bill O’Reilly has some guesses.

First, O’Reilly tells Glenn it’s ‘ABSURD’ to think the FBI was looking for documents on the Russian collusion hoax that the former president could later use to squash the far-left:

‘Trump’s attorney’s have all of those things in computers.’ So what DOES O’Reilly believe the FBI was searching for? He gives his own theory in this clip

Barack Obama Hosting Martha’s Vineyard Fundraiser for Eric Holder’s Army of Election Workers

YURI GRIPAS/AFP via Getty Images
YURI GRIPAS/AFP via Getty Images

The fundraiser for Holder’s National Democratic Redistricting Committee will feature a dinner and a discussion about democracy, supporting legal efforts to help Democrats in the 2022 midterm elections, according to Politico’s Playbook. The event will take place at Martha’s Vineyard.

Holder spoke about his group’s midterm efforts in a recent interview with Sirius/XM host Joe Madison.

He spoke about a pressing need to draft a group of polling workers in every state to combat Republicans and that his group was focusing on the problem.

New conservative group gets $1.6 billion donation to spend during midterms and beyond

Federalist Society executive vice president Leonard A. Leo was a member of the team tasked with helping President Trump replace Justice Kennedy.
Federalist Society executive vice president Leonard A. Leo was a member of the team tasked with helping President Trump replace Justice Kennedy. 

The group, The Marble Freedom Trust, is captained by Leonard Leo, a conservative strategist known for his leadership of the Federalist Society and work in causes related to abortion law and Supreme Court nominations.

The donation came from Barre Seid, an electronics manufacturing mogul. 

The donation is one of the largest single contributions ever made to a politically focused nonprofit, according to the New York Times, which first reported the news.

“The conservative movement is grateful to have more resources to support important causes such as the rule of law, constitutionalist judges, free markets, religious freedom, and conscience rights,” Leo told Fox News. “But we have a long way to go to catch up with Arabella Advisors which has had over a decade to build a dark money empire.”

Steve Bannon Endorses Marjorie Taylor Greene for Speaker of the House at Mike Lindell’s Moment of Truth Summit in Springfield, MO (VIDEO)

A highlight of the weekend was the release of the much-anticipated movie [S]election.code that follows the story of Tina Peters the County Clerk in Mesa Colorado, who made a backup of her counties Dominion Voting System server, only to stumble across evidence of manipulation in a recent local city council election…. and also the 2020 general election.

On Sunday morning surprise guest and MAGA-Star Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene took the stage where she lambasted Democrats and their policies that are destroying America today.

The MyPillow CEO made several appearances on stage during the weekend. The Lindell team focused on the unexplainable and impossible computer-generated totals that put Joe Biden if office.

Americans ‘never been more eager’ for Trump’s presidential race

American people have “never been more eager” for Donald Trump to “get in a race” for president, says Fox News Contributor Lara Trump.

She said Mr Trump has got “bigger support” now.

“The American people are eager to have him back,” Ms Trump told Sky News Australia.

World News:

Ben & Jerry’s lose bid to block sale of ice-cream in Israeli West Bank settlements

Israelis enter a supermarket selling Ben & Jerry’s in the illegal Jewish settlement Har Homa, south of Jerusalem, last month. Photograph: Debbie Hill/UP/Rex/Shutterstock
Israelis enter a supermarket selling Ben & Jerry’s in the illegal Jewish settlement Har Homa, south of Jerusalem, last month. Photograph: Debbie Hill/UP/Rex/Shutterstock

Ben & Jerry’s has lost its attempt to block its parent company Unilever from selling its ice-cream in West Bank settlements, which the US firm said would run counter to its values.

The company, known for its political activism, took the unusual step seeking an injunction after London-based Unilever announced it had sold its interest in the ice-cream to an Israeli license-holder.

But a US federal judge ruled on Monday the ice-cream company had “failed to demonstrate” that the move to sell the goods in the Israeli-occupied settlements caused it “irreparable harm”.

Hezbollah threatens Israel over maritime feud; IRGC admits West Bank armament TV7 Israel News 22.08

1) Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami boasts in Iran’s claimed success in arming Palestinian terror groups in Gaza and the West Bank.

2) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz responds to Hezbollah’s threat of war – declaring that Israel is “aware, strong and prepared.”

3) Iran cynically accuses the United States of stalling its response to an Iranian-amended EU document aimed at reviving the 2015 nuclear agreement.

Migrant crisis set to get worse.

Which other country in Europe gives you a 4 Star Hotel, medical treatment, dental treatment and £38 a week spending money?

Commentary/Opinion:

Is America Losing Its Mind?

There are few things worse than being called “intolerant,” “Inflexible, or “closed-minded.” Who wants to be that? Isn’t it far better to be open to everything, dismissive of nothing?

Well, not necessarily. Let’s frame this a different way.

Should we have any standards at all? Or should the standard simply be “anything goes?”

Michael Knowles explains.