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US News:

Mother of missing toddler Quinton Simon is arrested and charged with his murder 

Leilani Simon, 22, was arrested and charged on Monday, Chatham County Police Department said in a statement. Police said they do not anticipate making any other arrests. 

Simon reported 20-month-old Quinton missing from their Savannah, Georgia home on October 5. His body has not been found, but police have ruled that he was murdered. 

According to police, Leilani’s boyfriend, Danny Youngkin, was the last one to see him around 6am on the day he vanished – but it wasn’t until after 9am that his mother reported him missing.

Police suspect Quinton’s body was placed in a dumpster and investigators had searched for his body in a nearby landfill. 

Two weeks after Quinton’s disappearance, Leilani and her mother were seen in a bar downing shots as police searched a landfill for the boy’s body. 


Report: California to Ban Older Diesel Trucks at Ports by 2025; Electric Truck Mandate by 2035

Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty
Brittany Murray/MediaNews Group/Long Beach Press-Telegram via Getty

Despite a supply-chain crisis that resulted in record backlogs at Los Angeles and Long Beach ports last year — partly contributing to New York overtaking them — the California Air Resources Board (CARB) is pressing on.

The Wall Street Journal reports the state will impose an electric truck mandate, despite the lack of charging infrastructure and the space to build it, to create a market for electric trucks en route to a broader transition:

The California Air Resources Board is proposing phasing out older big rigs operating in the busy corridors shuttling shipping containers between ports, rail yards and warehouses and require that all new vehicles be powered by clean fuels starting in 2024. From 2025, the state would bar trucks powered by internal combustion engines that have more than 800,000 miles on them from operating at ports and rail yards.

The goal is to push more than 30,000 heavily-polluting trucks to clean energy by 2035. Trucking industry officials say there is a big gap between the target and the charging infrastructure that barely exists today and would take years to build.

“Nobody is saying we don’t want to move to advanced technology,” said Matt Schrap, chief executive of the Harbor Trucking Association, an advocacy group that represents thousands of the state’s port truckers. Truckers can’t meet the deadline, he said, “because there’s no charging.”


Republican State Treasurers Plot Anti-ESG Strategy

Derek Kreifels, CEO of State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF), speaks at a press conference November 14, 2022.
Derek Kreifels, CEO of State Financial Officers Foundation (SFOF), speaks at a press conference November 14, 2022.

This all comes as state treasurers like Murante and the rest of the SFOF, who are in charge of their state’s investment and 401k, pension, or retirement funds, are standing up to demand full financial analysis of any investment product to figure out where money is being invested.

Members of the SFOF also demand full disclosure of the fee structures that an investment adviser gets from an ESG investment versus a non-ESG investment, in addition to a comprehensive report detailing the metrics used by their advisers to determine if an investment meets ESG standards.

Additionally, Missouri Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick explained to Breitbart News that the easiest way to explain what ESG is to his constituents is that it comes down to their money — either from their taxes or retirement — that “is being used by the people who are managing it on your behalf to advance social and political causes that you would not agree with … that also, by the way, are not in your financial interests — that are costing you money.”


The media cover-up was absolutely shameless: Thiessen

Fox News contributor Marc Thiessen joined ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss the latest on the Hunter Biden scandal and the U.S. helping pay poor nations for climate damage.


Charges filed against Colorado Springs mass shooting suspect Anderson Lee Aldrich: report

Club Q is seen on Sunday, Nov. 20, hours after a gunman opened fire inside. (KMGH via REUTERS )
Club Q is seen on Sunday, Nov. 20, hours after a gunman opened fire inside. (KMGH via REUTERS )

Authorities in Colorado filed charges Monday against the 22-year-old suspect alleged to have killed five people and wounded 25 others in a shooting at a gay nightclub in Colorado Springs over the weekend. 

Anderson Lee Aldrich is facing five counts of first-degree murder and five charges of committing a bias-motivated crime causing bodily injury following the mass shooting at Club Q, the Associated Press is reporting, online court records.

The latter charges suggest authorities are considering the attack a hate crime, KDVR reports.

Aldrich, who is currently hospitalized after being taken into custody early Sunday, could be released this afternoon and possibly appear in court today, KDVR also reported, citing District Attorney Michael Allen.


Florida man ‘upset’ over missing car keys opens fire in bar, taken down by patrons: deputies

Responding deputies found the suspect in a nearby parking lot still armed with a 9mm Glock handgun. Deputies arrested him without incident. (Flagler County Sheriff’s Office)

Connor Anderson had been inside Smiles Nite Club in Palm Coast with a woman Sunday night when witnesses said he was unable to find his car keys and “became upset,” according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

Anderson left the bar and returned with a firearm, putting the woman into a headlock and holding the gun to her head, deputies said. 

Patrons intervened and tried to disarm Anderson as he fired the gun approximately six times toward several patrons inside the bar, according to authorities.

Patrons were able to tackle Anderson to the ground before he fled the bar. 


One dead, up to 14 injured after driver crashes into Massachusetts Apple store

First responders arrived to the scene after a vehicle crashed through the front of an Apple store in Massachusetts on Monday.

At least one person was killed in the incident, and 14 people have been taken to local hospitals with four of them in critical condition, according to local media. The vehicle was still lodged against the back wall of the store as of early afternoon, and Hingham Police called for a tow truck to remove it.

Several people were trapped inside the store until the vehicle could be moved. The store is reportedly nearing collapse after the incident.


Biden’s Pentagon adopts anti-white, ‘anti-racist’ initiatives for military: report

A new report on the US military from GOP leaders Senator Marco Rubio from Florida and Representative Chip Roy from Texas shows that under the Biden administration the country’s armed forces have embraced critical race theory to the extent of promoting “anti-white views” as part of a broader commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives. 

Fox News reports that, according to the report, “Our military’s singular purpose is to ‘provide for the common defense’ of our nation. It cannot be turned into a left-wing social experiment. It cannot be used as a cudgel against America itself. And it cannot be paralyzed by fear of offending the sensibilities of Ivy League faculty lounges or progressive pundits.”

The report confirms that the US military has adopted anti-racism as a teaching tool. Anti-racism, like Critical Race Theory, is a form of racial essentialism that defines individuals by their racial and ethnic identity groups and then assigns them a place within structures and hierarchies of power.

One distinguishing characteristic between the two philosophies is anti-racism, as articulated by Ibrim X. Kendi openly promotes the oppression of white Americans. Kendi wrote, “the only remedy to past discrimination is present discrimination.”


The Truth Behind “Gender Affirming” Procedures

It’s no accident the number of transgender youth doubled in the last 5 years, and children mastectomies are up 389%. It’s a direct result of the radical ‘woke’ agenda being pushed on our kids by so-called “healthcare professionals,” MSM/social media, and even Biden directly.


A father who lost custody of his trans child because he refused to call him a girl: “I’ll appear in handcuffs, her in the judge’s robe, but I’m not taking this tyranny.”


‘After School Satan Club’ offered at California elementary school

Paul Hicks, a critical thinking professor who will be leading the Satan Club said Christian-based clubs like the Good News Club is one of the reasons why he believes schools need the Satan Club. He told KBAK,

“There’s currently a Good News Club there which is teaching kids to go save souls for Jesus, at the school. We want to give an alternative point of view.”

The monthly meetings will begin in December in the cafeteria, according to a flyer from The Satanic Temple, but parents are required to give permission before their children can attend.

According to their website, “The Mission Of The Satanic Temple Is To Encourage Benevolence And Empathy, Reject Tyrannical Authority, Advocate Practical Common Sense, Oppose Injustice, And Undertake Noble Pursuits.”


Hunter Biden whistleblower says he faced retaliation: ‘I expect it to continue’

John Paul Mac Isaac, who discovered Hunter Biden’s laptop, discusses the incoming House Republicans’ plan to investigate the Biden family.


CBS FINALLY admits Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop IS REAL

CBS has finally admitted Hunter Biden‘s laptop is real – 20 months after DailyMail.com authenticated its contents with top experts.

When files from the laptop were published before the 2020 presidential election, 60 Minutes host Lesley Stahl insisted in an interview with Donald Trump that the contents couldn’t be verified.

The network was among a wide range of left-leaning outlets such as the New York Times and MSNBC who doubted the authenticity as the Biden administration insisted it was Russian disinformation.

But on Monday, two weeks after the midterms, CBS This Morning changed their tune.

The network ran a segment with with former Secret Service member and computer forensics expert Mark Lanterman saying he and his son Sean had independently verified the laptop and said there was no evidence of external tampering.


The CyberGuy Kurt Knutsson: This kind of threat is ‘wide open’ for the country

The CyberGuy Kurt Knutsson discusses drones using Wi-Fi to pinpoint devices in exact locations and why smart homes are vulnerable to security hacks.


What is Phantom? The FBI Knows. (Ep. 1899) – The Dan Bongino Show

In this episode, I address the controversial spying program the FBI may be using, and the consequences for you.


Sen. Tom Cotton talks about the danger of TikTok


Union rejects proposed labor contract with freight railroads, potential strike in coming weeks

Two of the 12 unions involved voted Monday. 

The other union, the nation’s second-largest rail union, which represents engineers, ratified its own contract, according to CNN. But the deal alone will not avert a strike, which could begin as soon as Dec. 5, raising concerns about further disruptions of the U.S. supply chain and exacerbating already high inflation. 

Congressional lawmakers would have to move quickly to avert a strike, considering they won’t return from Thanksgiving recess until at least Nov. 28.

The work stoppage would impact coal shipments, passenger rail service and cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars per day, according to Politico.


Diesel price increase affects trucking industry

(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes / AP Newsroom)
(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes / AP Newsroom)

“We had to go to our customers and we had to say, ‘Look, this is a unique environment.’ Fuel is through the roof now, so we had to go to our customers and put a fuel surcharge in place” Wright said.

And drivers like Shelton say this fuel surcharge saved his finances.

“Without a fuel surcharge, none of us would have been able to operate” Shelton said.

According to AAA, one year ago a gallon of diesel fuel was $3.65, on average. Now, it is up to $5.33. Shelton says the high prices coupled with a trucker shortage are hurting the whole industry.

If diesel prices continue to rise and companies cannot get more drivers on the road, that would ultimately result in higher prices at stores, Shelton said.

Body-cam footage: Armed off-duty Vermont deputy shot multiple times by Saratoga PD

An off-duty Vermont sheriff’s deputy suffered 10 gunshot wounds in a police-involved shooting early Sunday.
An off-duty Vermont sheriff’s deputy suffered 10 gunshot wounds in a police-involved shooting early Sunday.

Police say the off-duty Vermont deputy was attacked by a group of about six people around 3:00 a.m. on Sunday at the intersection of Caroline Street and Broadway in Saratoga Springs. After the deputy displayed a gun, one of the men in the group fired, with the deputy firing back.

Police say seven to eight shots were in the exchange. The man, who was with a group of people from Utica, NY, was injured and currently in stable condition.

Saratoga Springs police officers on duty heard the shots and arrived at the scene. Police say the Vermont deputy did not comply when asked to drop the weapon several times, Saratoga Police then shot him multiple times.

Police say he had 10 bullet wounds. It’s the first time in 26 years a Saratoga Springs Police Officer discharged a weapon in the line of duty. The deputy from Vermont is currently in stable condition. Saratoga police say the deputy’s girlfriend was grazed by the gunfire and is also in stable condition at this time.


Video Shows Struggle Before Deputy Shoots Derrick Kittling After a Traffic Stop

The preliminary investigation revealed that at approximately 1:30 pm afternoon, a RPSO Deputy conducted a traffic stop on 7th Street near Broadway Avenue in Alexandria.

During the course of the traffic stop, a physical confrontation occurred between the Deputy and Kittling during which Kittling gained control of the Deputy’s Taser. As the physical struggle ensued, the Deputy discharged his duty weapon striking Kittling. Kittling was transported to a local hospital for treatment, but ultimately succumbed to his injuries.

Kittling’s brother is a high-ranking official in Louisiana State Police Department (Lt. Colonel Kenny VanBuren), whose official bio describes him as “a 31-year veteran with Louisiana State Police and currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of the Bureau of Investigations.” Specifically, VanBuren “is responsible for the investigation of criminal activity, intelligence gathering, and case and technical support in the State of Louisiana.”

Kittling’s family has retained the legal services of civil rights attorney Ben Crump, who called for all “video evidence” to be made public in order to find out what happened.


SHOCK: FBI agent LEAVES over agency’s handling of Jan. 6

Former FBI agent Steve Friend joined the agency in 2014, and after moving to Daytona Beach in 2021 to investigate crimes related to children, he was suddenly reassigned to the Joint Terrorism Taskforce.

Friend joins Glenn to describe the series of events that eventually led him to not only leave the FBI, but to speak out against potential abuses within the department as well.

The crux of his story begins with cases concerning the January 6th, 2021 riot, and one arrest warrant that he refused to take part in…


New Trump special prosecutor overturned by Supreme Court, tied to IRS scandal

In 2014, the House Oversight Committee concluded that during Smith’s earlier stint at DOJ he set up a critical meeting between his department and IRS official Lois Lerner that set in motion the targeting of conservative nonprofits that became one of the signature scandals of the Obama administration.

Smith’s tenure at DOJ also faced other controversy. He took over the Public Integrity Section in the aftermath of revelations of prosecutorial misconduct in a corruption case against Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, and he decided to drop several other pending corruption proseutions.

Smith did not appear Friday for Garland’s news conference appointing him as special prosecutor, but announced he was resigning immediately from his job at The Hague. In a statement, he vowed to pursue the Trump investigation fairly but aggressively.


Politics:

Anti-ESG West Virginia Treasurer Riley Moore Running for Congress to Combat ‘Woke Corporate Activism’

mooreforwv.com
mooreforwv.com

Moore, the first Republican state treasurer in West Virginia in 92 years, said in a written statement:

West Virginians need a fighter in Washington to stand up for our values and push back against the entrenched special interests attacking our energy economy, shipping jobs overseas, and indoctrinating our children. I’ve dedicated my career to tackling the big issues – expanding educational opportunities for our students, fighting for American energy against woke corporate activism, and helping build an economy that creates jobs and opportunities for working people. As an America First conservative, that’s exactly what I’ll do for the people of West Virginia in Washington.

Moore aims to replace Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) in the state’s Second Congressional District as the incumbent congressman hopes to oust Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) in 2024.


The American people deserve the truth about January 6th

On Monday’s “John Bachman Now,” Senior Contributor Julie Kelly of American Greatness discusses Merrick Garland’s news conference and why Hunter Biden has no special counsel assigned to him.


Arizona Attorney General: Maricopa County Broke the Law on Election Day

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File
AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File

“The Elections Integrity Unit (‘Unit’) of the Arizona Attorney General’s Office (‘AGO’) has received hundreds of complaints since Election Day pertaining to issues related to the administration of the 2022 General Election in Maricopa County.

These complaints go beyond pure speculation, but include first-hand witness accounts that raise concerns regarding Maricopa’s lawful compliance with Arizona election law.

Furthermore, statements made by both Chairman Gates and Recorder Richer, along with information Maricopa County released through official modes of communication appear to confirm potential statutory violations of title 16,” Brnovich wrote in a letter to Maricopa County Civil Division Chief Thomas Liddy over the weekend. 


Nancy Pelosi blames ‘MAGA Republicans’ for Colorado nightclub shooting

A 22-year-old opened fire at Club Q in Colorado Springs killing 5 and injuring 18

Pelosi who announced last week that she is stepping down from Democratic leadership in the next Congress said in a statement,

“As our nation marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, the House Democratic Caucus mourns the countless Americans stolen away by the scourge of transphobic violence, a crisis that continues to disproportionately harm trans people of color.  Today, and every day, let us offer comfort to grieving loved ones, honor the memory of those killed and continue fighting to save lives from the wicked forces of hate.”

Pelosi continued, “That fight remains more urgent than ever, as right-wing extremists target transgender Americans’ most fundamental rights and freedoms.”

Despite no motive being named for the attack, Pelosi added, “Whether spouting dangerous rhetoric from cable news desks or openly bullying schoolchildren from the halls of power, MAGA Republicans are cruelly undermining the safety and well-being of our transgender community.”

Election Denier Hakeem Jeffries Announces Bid to Replace Pelosi as Democrat Leader

Election denier Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) officially announced his bid for House minority leader on Friday to replace Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).


WATCH: Kevin McCarthy to pull all committee assignments from Eric Swalwell, Adam Schiff

On the heels of pledging to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from a congressional committee on Saturday, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, (R-CA) stated on Sunday would remove California Democratic Reps. Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff their committees as well when Republicans retake control in the new Congress.

During an appearance on “Sunday Morning Futures” on Fox News, McCarthy said that Swalwell’s association with a Chinese spy and Schiff’s promotion of the Steele dossier disqualify them from serving on their committees.

He added, “You have Adam Schiff, who lied to the American public time and again – we will not allow him to be on the Intel Committee either.”

McCarthy then doubled down on a statement he had made the previous day at the Republican Jewish Coalition annual leadership meeting that Omar’s “antisemitic comments that have gone forward. We’re not going to allow her to be on Foreign Affairs.”


The most shocking financial scandal of the century & the crypto crook’s Democrat party connections


World News:

China: More Deaths by ‘Zero-Covid’ than Coronavirus in 6 Months

Kevin Frayer/Getty Images
Kevin Frayer/Getty Images

Since the weekend, Beijing authorities have confirmed two other deaths: a 91-year-old woman and an 88-year-old man.

Despite not having documented a single death as a result of complications from the virus since May 26, the Chinese government has insisted on imposing brutal, in some cases city-wide, lockdowns on its citizens, banning them from leaving their homes and often leaving them without food or necessary medical care.

The lockdowns are part of a policy China refers to as “zero-Covid,” which also includes mass internment at quarantine camps, family separations to allegedly protect those who test negative, and rolling, mandatory coronavirus tests.

Chinese government officials have admitted to more deaths as a result of “zero-Covid” in the past six months than they have as a result of coronavirus infection.


Netanyahu reaffirms pledge vs Iran’s goals; DM Gantz urges military readiness TV7 Israel News 21.11

1) Israel’s outgoing Defense Minister Benny Gantz asserts that for peace to be attainable – Jerusalem must prepare for war.

2) Israeli designate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reasserts his pledge to prevent Iran from ever acquiring nuclear weapon capability.

3) Israeli National Security Adviser Dr. Eyal Hulata praises Israel’s integration into the broader Middle East.


Qatar signs 27-year gas deal with China

Saad al-Kaabi, the head of QatarEnergy, told news outlets Monday morning that the company signed one of the longest agreements in the history of liquefied natural gas deals with the Chinese state-owned firm.

Qatar shares the North Field, a part of the biggest gas field in the world, with its northern neighbor, Iran.

Previously, the company signed a deal to construct six additional LNG trains in North Field East that will help increase Qatar’s liquefaction capacity to 126 million tons in five years. Moreover, QatarEnergy has signed other deals with partners for North Field South for additional expansion.

Al-Kaabi said the firm had ongoing negotiations with others buyers in China and Europe that want to have equity in future expansion projects.


Iran protests: Security forces intensify deadly crackdown in Kurdish areas

Mourners chanted anti-establishment slogans at the funerals of two protesters killed in Javanroud
Mourners chanted anti-establishment slogans at the funerals of two protesters killed in Javanroud

At least 30 anti-government protesters have been killed by security forces in Kurdish-populated cities in west Iran in the past week, a rights group says.

Hengaw reported that seven had died since Sunday in Javanroud alone, amid an intense crackdown by Revolutionary Guards armed with heavy weapons.

On Monday, the funerals of two protesters turned into a mass rally.

In one video, a protester can be heard saying the Revolutionary Guards are firing machine guns at people’s heads.

The footage, which has been verified by BBC Persian, also appears to show people covered in blood lying on a street and someone shouting that a girl has been shot in the head. Automatic gunfire can also be heard.


Farage SLAMS latest Brexit betrayal.

If the Tories go for a Swiss-style deal (which would mean freedom of movement) they will be obliterated. It will make May 2019 look like a walk in the park.


Energy Crisis: German Minister President Suggests Heating One Room in Winter Is Enough

Some weeks ago we reported on how the Minister President from Baden-Württemberg, Winfried Kretschmann, suggested that people stop taking hot showers and instead use a washcloth with a sink with some lukewarm water for bathing. This would help to curb a gas supply crisis later this winter.

Mr. Kretschmann is back in the news again with a new idea, one that he says he himself practices: Allegedly, he heats just one room in the house, the living room, and expects others to follow his lead.

This means citizens are now expected to bathe themselves with a washcloth, turn off the lights and to sleep, eat and do their home office work in frosty rooms.

The message in Germany is clear: politicians have no intentions of re-establishing a steady energy supply that would return its citizens to normal comfort. Instead citizens are being asked to return to the 19th century.

But there are of course problems with going back to the stone ages. Not only is cold dangerous to people, but not heating the rooms in your home poses another health hazard: toxic black mold. According to the online Karlsruher Insider:


The bigger the lie, the more it’s believed


Activists protest U.S. VP Harris’ Philippines visit

Dozens of activists held a rally near the Presidential Palace in Manila on Monday (November 21) to protest against U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris’ visit to the Southeast Asian country.

Harris said on Monday after meeting Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr that the relationship between the two countries was long and enduring, and American commitment unwavering.


Over 160 killed in earthquake in Indonesia

The shallow 5.6 magnitude earthquake toppled buildings and collapsed walls, the BBC reported. At least 162 people have been confirmed dead, and rescue teams are working through the night to find those who may have been buried under collapsed buildings. 

Several landslides were reported in the region, and at least 25 aftershocks have been recorded by Indonesia’s Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysical Agency, according to the Associated Press.

More than 13,000 people are displaced and over 2,200 homes are damaged, West Java Gov. Ridwan Kamil said. Earlier in the day he said more than 700 people were injured in the earthquake.


Commentary/Opinion:

Jordan Peterson: Insights on Gender Equality

Excerpts from an interview by Fredrik Skavlan (2021), featuring Swedish politician Annie Lööf and Norwegian author Erlend Loe. libertypen.substack.com


Big Tech – No Holds Barred?

America Is Fat, but You Don’t Have to Be

In a culture where diet and exercise fads come and go, what do you need to do to be healthy?

Renowned fitness expert Vinnie Tortorich offers three key behaviors that must be repeated to get and stay in shape. Anyone can do it.


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