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Airport issues warning after dog accidentally sent through X-ray machine in backpack

Pic: Twitter / @TSA_GreatLakes
Pic: Twitter / @TSA_GreatLakes

The pooch’s unexpected journey happened at Dane County Regional Airport, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) said.

The TSA’s Great Lakes division tweeted: “When travelling with any animal, notify your airline and know their rules.

“At the checkpoint, remove your pet from the bag and send all items, including the empty carrier, to be screened in the machine.”

The X-ray image showed the small dog lying down in the rucksack, which was pictured in a grey security tray.

This week’s security mix-up appeared to have happened as a result of the dog owner’s confusion about the proper process for scanning pets.


EXPOSED: Federal agency is ROBBING AMERICANS of private land

In this clip, Glenn details a story from Oregon in which homeowners cannot reach their private cabins because the road needed to access them has been taken over by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). Ben Burr, Executive Director of BlueRibbon Coalition, tells Glenn this story exemplifies a different kind of federal land grab:

‘They enact so many regulations that make it so difficult for you to access and enjoy your property that eventually you just can’t afford to own it anymore.

So you sell it, and then they turn it into a conservation area or something.’ It’s a unique type of tyranny that MUST be stopped. Burr explains why this issue needs national attention AND pressure…


Armed guards protect Pennsylvania gas station


Pathologist Receives Inflamed Calcified Placentas from ‘Vaccinated’ Women Full of Spike Protein and Antibodies (Video)

Dr. Ryan Cole, the pathologist who has been speaking about the anomalies he has discovered in the bodies of vaccinated and unvaccinated patients since the roll-out of the covid shots, is now seeing unusual signs that are a huge red flag for fertility.

Not only is the world experiencing plunging birth rates, a trend that has only grown since the roll-out of covid “vaccines,” but now we are also seeing sky-rocketing miscarriages and fetal mortality. An inkling that this would happen was given in early 2022 by whistleblower Mick Haddock, a coffin manufacturer in Toronto, who noticed bulk orders for infant coffins.

“People are sending me placentas,” Dr. Cole told Dr. Drew on his eponymous show. “These placentas are the wrong size for their gestational age; these placentas are calcified; these placentas have antibodies in them; these placentas have spike protein in them; these placentas have induced excess inflammation.” 


Nearly two dozen doctors join Senate panel questioning COVID vaccines

Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson tells One America News why he assembled a second Senate panel on the efficacy and safety of COVID vaccines. One America’s John Hines has more from Capitol Hill.


1,100 New York Times Employees WALK OUT on Strike

Union members and supporters held a rally outside of the Manhattan’s NYT building, speaking on their demands and the company’s “failure to bargain in good faith,” after setting a deadline for a contract that ended at midnight on December 8.


Texas launches task force with K9s, drones to stop illegal immigrant ‘gotaways’ amid spike in numbers

Texas DPS apprehends illegal aliens crossing the southern border. (Texas DPS)
Texas DPS apprehends illegal aliens crossing the southern border. (Texas DPS)

“This is in part due to the unprecedented number of gotaways,” spokesperson Lt. Christopher Olivarez told Fox. “We will continue to deploy specialized teams and task forces in strategic areas to address threats against public safety and provide support to our federal partners.”

While the U.S. has been dealing with a historic number of migrant encounters at the southern border, it has also been tackling record numbers of “gotaways” — illegal immigrants who slip past overwhelmed agents.

There were more than 73,000 “gotaways” in November alone, meaning there are already over 137,000 for this fiscal year. In FY2022 there were nearly 600,000 gotaways. There were 389,155 gotaways at the border in FY2021.

The November numbers means that there have been an average of at least 2,400 people evading Border Patrol every day.

The data also indicates that there have been at least 207,000 migrant encounters in November, which would be significantly higher than the 174,000 encountered in November last year, and the 72,113 encountered in November 2020.


Tucker: Why are libraries scared of Kirk Cameron’s book?

Actor Kirk Cameron says he was turned down a story hour slot by more than 50 public libraries for his new faith-based kids book on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’


‘Yellowstone’ actor Neal McDonough reflects on bonding with Kevin Costner, his devotion to faith: ‘God first’

Neal McDonough married former South African model Ruvé Robertson in 2003.  (Photo by Araya Doheny/FilmMagic)
Neal McDonough married former South African model Ruvé Robertson in 2003.  (Photo by Araya Doheny/FilmMagic)

In 2010, the former “Desperate Housewives” star claimed he was fired three days into filming the ABC series “Scoundrels” because he wouldn’t agree to on-screen sex scenes. While the show only ran for one season, the 56-year-old said he was blacklisted from the industry.

Over the years, McDonough has remained faithful to his deep devotion to God. He’s always eager to take on a project that celebrates family traditions.

He’s now narrating “O Holy Night: Christmas with The Tabernacle Choir.” The TV special has been the no. 1 primetime holiday program on PBS for 17 years since it first aired in 2004.

“I think I was blessed at a very young age to have a strong relationship with God,” McDonough told Fox News Digital. “And it’s been paramount in my life as everyone kind of knows. Look, we all make mistakes. We’re all flawed, we’re all human. And that’s kind of what makes us beautiful at the same time.”

“There are a few times when I get to talk about things that are really, really important to me in my life, and that’s my relationship with God and family,” McDonough explained. “… For me, it’s family first, me second. God first, me second. And when you’re run by those rules, things are a lot easier. You’re not as tempted to do stupid things… We all make mistakes every single day. But it’s how we get up the next day and kind of dust it off that dictates what kind of person you are. In our house, our relationship with God is incredibly important.”


Douglas Murray on trans activists battering lesbian feminist group: We’ve seen this coming for years

Fox News contributor Douglas Murray discusses the transgender activist group’s attack on lesbian feminists on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime.’


Ingraham: Mattel is becoming a gender cult

Fox News host Laura Ingraham highlights American Girl dolls promoting transgenderism and the American Academy of Pediatrics glorifying gender transitions on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’


Multiple states crack down on transgender treatments for minors amid growing legal debate

Demonstrators protest in support of rights for transgender youth. (Fox News )
Demonstrators protest in support of rights for transgender youth. (Fox News )

More than half of states in the U.S. have either passed or attempted to pass bills restricting access to transgender treatments for minors.

As of November, Arkansas and Alabama are the only two states to have passed legislation issuing a total ban on transgender treatments for minors, although such are presently in legal limbo following court injunctions.

Arizona, Tennessee, Texas and Florida have effectively issued partial bans. The restrictions in Texas and Florida did not emerge from legislation.

Provisions in some of the bills that have been passed or introduced include criminalizing medical professionals who provide transgender treatments to minors, punishing parents who help minors obtain such treatments, limiting insurance or Medicaid coverage of the treatments, and allowing damages to be filed against medical providers.

The restrictions have led to various lawsuits challenging their constitutional merits.


Project Veritas reveals: Francis W. Parker School Dean of Students Brags About Bringing in LGBTQ+ Health Center to Teach “Queer Sex” to Minors


Vanguard Leaves Climate Alliance After Republican Officials Call For Government Inquiry

On Nov. 28, 13 Republican attorneys general urged FERC to determine whether Vanguard should be allowed to buy utility stocks, as the company has allegedly colluded with other asset managers via NZAM and pressured utilities to reduce fossil fuel use which would have violated federal law, according to legal documents.

Vanguard is now withdrawing from NZAM as the company wants to prove to investors that it makes climate-related investing decisions independently and does not want to restrict its investment options, according to a company press release. 

“Vanguard’s decision to leave the Net-Zero Asset Managers initiative is a victory for the retirement accounts of hard-working Kentuckians and the energy needs of our Commonwealth,” Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron said in a statement.

“This is an important step toward stopping ESG driven policies that endanger Kentucky’s economy and threaten the availability of affordable and reliable electricity.”


Big bank job cuts may just be getting started

PHOTO: REUTERS
PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK – Morgan Stanley this week was the latest to unveil job cuts in banking that have been an inevitability for months, but for now at least the story is about pruning rather than hacking back.

Next year, the reductions might accelerate if markets remain febrile, investors cautious and corporate executives wary of investing or doing deals.

Fees from fund raisings and takeovers have collapsed by about 50 per cent this year compared with a boom in 2021, leaving investment bankers twiddling their thumbs even as their colleagues on trading desks have been handling huge volumes of business.

Morgan Stanley is to cut about 2 per cent of its workforce, roughly 1,600 people, although that will leave it with a workforce still nearly 20,000 people larger than before the Covid-19 pandemic began. Barclays, Citigroup and Goldman Sachs are among other banks that have begun cutting hundreds of jobs.

Bank of America chief executive officer Brian Moynihan, meanwhile, told Bloomberg TV on Tuesday that it would be hiring fewer people.


Federal Grand Jury Indicts Republican Florida State Representative Joseph Harding

Joseph Harding participated in a scheme to defraud the SBA with two acts of wire fraud, obtaining and attempting to obtain loans totaling over $150,000 meant for coronavirus relief by listing dormant business entities on his loan applications, according to a statement released by the Department of Justice.

The indictment also alleges that Harding created false bank statements and lied on supporting loan documentation.

The federal grand jury slapped Harding with a six-count indictment, including wire fraud, money laundering and making false statements, the release reads.


Mexican Cartel hitman, torture chief disappears from U.S. custody

Anotorious Mexican Cartel hitman has apparently vanished from federal custody, leaving even the Mexican president confused as to the whereabouts of one of the drug syndicate’s most fearsome enforcers. 

The federal Bureau of Prison’s inmate search lists Edgar Valdez-Villareal’s projected year of release as 2056, yet his federal listing also classifies him as “not in BOP custody.”

When asked last week about Valdez-Villareal’s absence in the BOP system, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador himself expressed confusion. 

It’s very strange what is going on in the United States with Mr. Villareal, who is no longer registered among those in custody, and we want to know where he is,” Obrador told reporters at a press conference.


Biden prisoner exchange for Brittney Griner leaves behind Marine veteran Paul Whelan — again

(Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)
(Photo by KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

President Biden’s prisoner exchange with Russia secured the release of WNBA star Brittney Griner on Thursday but left U.S. Marine veteran Paul Whelan in Russian custody.

Whelan has been in Russian custody since 2018 when he was sentenced to 16 years in prison on espionage charges. Griner had been in Russian custody since February after authorities discovered vape cartridges containing a small amount of cannabis oil in her luggage.

Biden’s administration had initially sought the release of both Griner and Whelan in exchange for notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout, a Russian citizen serving a prison sentence in America. Known colloquially as the “Merchant of Death,” he was convicted in 2011 of conspiracy to kill Americans and sentenced to 15 years in prison.

The Biden administration ultimately agreed to exchange Bout for Griner alone, leaving Whelan behind in Russia.


‘Merchant of Death’ walks free: Biden called out for ‘lopsided’ trade

The panel reacted to the Brittney Griner prisoner swap and the Biden administration’s failure to secure Paul Whelan’s release.


Colonel Macgregor reveals the staggering number of Ukrainian war dead – Michael Savage Podcast

Colonel Douglas Macgregor joins Savage to reveal the alarming truths that the media does not cover in the Ukraine War. Macgregor discloses the disturbing loss of Ukrainian lives as the war hawks neglect to find a path to peace. Listen to the full podcast at


Tucker Carlson: Zelenskyy’s cabinet is devising ways to punish Christians

Fox News host Tucker Carlson gives his take on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and American worship of Zelenskyy on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’


Glenn Greenwald: “If you want to believe the fairy tale that the US government goes to war to spread democracy, Ukraine is not the place for you.”


Politics:

BOBB: Maricopa County recorder collaborated with CISA to censor election information

Trump campaign attorney Christina Bobb released government documents showing the Maricopa County recorder, a federal cybersecurity agency, and Twitter colluding on how to fight disinformation. Daniel Baldwin has more.


Donald Trump Calls Joe Biden’s Prisoner Swap for Brittney Griner a ‘Stupid and Unpatriotic Embarrassment’

(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)
(KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP via Getty Images)

Trump said the trade was especially grievous because Griner has been “openly” hateful towards her own nation.

“What kind of a deal is it to swap Brittney Griner, a basketball player who openly hates our Country, for the man known as ‘The Merchant of Death,’ who is one of the biggest arms dealers anywhere in the World, and responsible for tens of thousands of deaths and horrific injuries,” he said.

Trump also questioned why Biden worked to release Griner without American prisoner Paul Whelan, who was arrested in Russia in 2018 and sentenced to 16 years in prison for alleged “espionage.”

The former Marine denies the charges. Russia has presented little evidence for its claims outside of what was used to imprison him in court.

After Biden announced the swap, Whelan reportedly released a statement through CNN expressing his great surprise and frustration he was not included in the swap.

“I am greatly disappointed that more has not been done to secure my release, especially as the four-year anniversary of my arrest is coming up. I was arrested for a crime that never occurred,” he said. “I don’t understand why I’m still sitting here.”


Tom Cotton: People Will Die Because Biden Traded ‘Merchant of Death’ for Brittney Griner

“As a result of the efforts made, we managed to agree with the American side to arrange an exchange of Viktor Bout for Brittney Griner. The Russian citizen has been returned to his homeland,” the Russian Foreign Ministry confirmed.

Asked on Thursday by Breitbart News Daily host Alex Marlow if people would die as a result of Viktor Bout being released from prison, Sen. Cotton answered in the affirmative.

“I think they will because, again, Viktor Bout is known as the merchant of death for a reason,” Sen. Cotton said. “It’s not like he’s going to retire to the Black Sea and peacefully live out his golden years in a quiet retirement. [Russian leader] Vladimir Putin wanted him out for a reason.”

Sen. Cotton also noted that his release would likely embolden the abduction and potential killing of more Americans.

Bout’s release comes two months after Biden similarly agreed to free Efraín Antonio Campo Flores and Francisco Flores de Freitas, nephews of Venezuelan socialist dictator Nicolás Maduro arrested trying to traffic 800 kilograms of cocaine into New York. The cocaine reportedly belonged to the FARC.

Notably absent from the prisoner swap was Paul Whelan, a former Marine wrongfully imprisoned in Russia on unsubstantiated spying charges.


Miranda Devine: Who’s orchestrating all of this?

Fox News contributor Miranda Devine discusses Twitter CEO Elon Musk firing former Twitter lawyer and former FBI general counsel James Baker.


Harmeet K. Dhillon: The RNC needs a new leadership


Incoming House Democrats want to abolish prisons: ‘the world that we all deserve’

Rep.-elect Summer Lee, of Pennsylvania, who was endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is headed to Congress in January. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke)
Rep.-elect Summer Lee, of Pennsylvania, who was endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is headed to Congress in January. (AP Photo/Rebecca Droke)

While Republicans underperformed expectations in November, the Democrats still lost control of the lower house of Congress, setting up a GOP-controlled chamber with a razor-thin margin.

Among the incoming freshman class are two Democrats who have voiced support for abolishing prisons.

Rep.-elect Summer Lee, D- Pa., a progressive Democrat, is taking over the district of longtime Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle in Washington.

Lee is a Democratic socialist backed by Sens. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., whose political path is mirroring that of far-left Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

She has openly endorsed several socialist policies — including the redistribution of wealth — as well as controversial progressive policies like abolishing prisons.


Mark Levin: Democrats are breaching the firewalls of the Constitution

Fox News host Mark Levin discusses the firing of Twitter’s former deputy general counsel James Baker and what Republican leadership needs to change heading into 2024 on ‘Hannity.’


Respect for Marriage Act passes the House, heads to Biden’s desk

The Respect for Marriage Act is the result of months of negotiations between both parties in the Senate and was introduced despite calls from some progressives to make the measure go further. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
 (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The House on Thursday passed the Respect for Marriage Act, which will require the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages performed in states where they are legal but does not go as far as some Democrats wanted.

The bill won approval in a 258-169 vote, after the Senate passed it 61-36 last week.

The legislation now heads to the White House for President Biden’s signature into law.

Despite warnings from Republicans in both chambers that the bill doesn’t do enough to protect religious liberty, 39 House Republicans voted for the bill.


World News:

U.S. likely to deploy more submarines in Australia | International News | English News | Top News |

Amid the rising tensions in the Indo-Pacific region, The united States is likely to deploy more ships and submarines to Australia. Both the countries have teamed up to counter China.


Russia to conduct more strikes on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure, says Vladimir Putin

Photograph:(AFP)
Photograph:(AFP)

Russian President Vladimir Putin made it clear on Thursday that the attack on Ukraine’s energy infrastructure and power grids will not come down in the coming days. In the past few months, missile strikes have left Ukraine with severely damaged energy infrastructure and as a result, almost 10 million people in and around Kyiv will spend the winter without electricity.

Even the World Health Organisation (WHO) expressed concerns about the current situation and said that can easily turn ‘deadly’. 

“There’s a lot of noise about our strikes on the energy infrastructure of a neighbouring country. Yes, we do that. But who started it?,” Putin said at an awards ceremony in the Kremlin. 

The Russian President also said that other countries should “not interfere with our combat missions”. 


MBS Gives Xi Jinping Lavish Welcome to Saudi Arabia – a Stark Contrast to Failed Biden Fist-Bump Summit

Royal Court of Saudi Arabia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Royal Court of Saudi Arabia/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Chinese state news outlet Xinhua described the Saudi greeting for Xi as “grand and warm,” detailing an elaborate scene meant to convey the highest honors to Xi, whose country is currently engaging in genocide against multiple Muslim ethnic groups.

Xi is expected to sign deals worth nearly $30 billion during his visit to Saudi Arabia, which will include two international summits – with Gulf nations, then with a larger community of Arab states – and is scheduled to conclude this weekend.

The ostentatious welcome ceremony for Xi stood in stark contrast to the tepid greeting that left-wing American President Joe Biden received from Saudi Arabia during his visit in July. 

Xi is expected to sign deals worth nearly $30 billion during his visit to Saudi Arabia, which will include two international summits – with Gulf nations, then with a larger community of Arab states – and is scheduled to conclude this weekend.

The ostentatious welcome ceremony for Xi stood in stark contrast to the tepid greeting that left-wing American President Joe Biden received from Saudi Arabia during his visit in July. 


‘Every single veteran is being treated like a scammer’

Veterans Minister denies veterans being bullied into medical assistance in dying is a systemic problem.

But Canadian veterans have the proof.

Some received recommendations to end it all in writing, like Paralympian veteran Christine Gauthier did. And another was savvy enough to record a veteran’s affairs case worker overly suggesting he would be better off dead, and all he had to do was ask.

“So before this broke on Global News with Mercedes Stephenson and almost broke with you, I was this close,” said Mark Meinke to Sheila.


Iran won’t give-in to protests as US pledges support; Israel ups war on terror TV7 Israel News 08.12

1) Daily clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the West Bank districts of Judea and Samaria are seemingly on the rise.

2) President of the Islamic Republic Ibrahim Raisi dubs the United States as “the most despotic country” – proclaiming that the Ayatollah regime will not give-in to anti-regime protests throughout Iran.

3) IAEA Director General Rafael Mariano Grossi warns that unless his Agency is able to guarantee the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program – it would effectively destabilize the entire Middle East.


UK high court rules pro-life demonstrations can be banned from perimeter of abortion clinics

(Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)
(Peter Dazeley/Getty Images)

The Abortion Services (Safe Access Zones) Northern Ireland Bill would legalize “buffer” zones around abortion clinics that would prohibit the presence of pro-life groups or demonstrators within 328 feet of an abortion provider

The Supreme Court upheld the law as “justifiable” and not in conflict with the nation’s constitution, nor the European Convention on Human Rights.

Green Party leader Clare Bailey introduced the bill in September of last year. It was approved on Mar. 24 by the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Attorney General of Northern Ireland Brenda King referred the bill to the Supreme Court over concerns that the bill’s extensive perimeter of area outlawing pro-life rhetoric could violate the European Convention on Human Rights‘ protections for freedom of expression. 


Radio Free Asia (RFA)

Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Saudi Arabia’s crown prince on Thursday while on a visit to the kingdom, solidifying ties with a region crucial to his country’s energy supplies as sanctions intensify on Russia over its war on Ukraine.

Xi arrived at Al Yamama Palace in Riyadh and was greeted by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, King Salman’s assertive son who stands ready to rule the oil-rich kingdom in the decades to come.

It wasn’t immediately clear what the two focused on in their discussions, though Xi in a newspaper column published by Al Riyadh newspaper said “exchanges between China and Arab states date back more than 2,000 years.”


Hospital Medically Kidnaps Baby Because Parents Wanted Unvaccinated Blood Supplied by Their Donors

Former TV news reporter, Liz Gunn, who is with FreeNZ Media and has apparently been the only one giving the parents’ side of the story, gave a brief update shortly after the court’s decision.

She later posted a longer video with an interview with Sue Grey, the parents’ attorney.

I have been covering “medical kidnapping” for over a decade now, and this story is a frightening warning about the world we now live in post COVID-19, where science and facts are meaningless, and being on the correct side of a political issue is all that matters.

So called “courts of law” all over the world now have ruled in favor of medical authorities, not based on evidence and facts, but based on political correctness.

We have seen this in the U.S. where even the Supreme Court has upheld rulings on vaccine mandates, such as the one in New York City, where sports players and entertainers were exempt from COVID-19 vaccine mandates, but city employees, such as police, firemen, sanitation workers, etc., were not exempted.


Liz Gunn’s statement on Baby Will


Report: China Operates 100+ Overseas Police Stations; China Loosens COVID-19 Curbs in Policy Shift

The most sweeping changes since the #pandemic began have been made to China’s COVID-19 policy. Will the loosened rules spell good news for the #economy?

But another challenge is waiting on the horizon. According to a virologist, “the trouble with the zero COVID policy is that overall, few people have had infections.”

Nearly 50 more Chinese police #outposts around the globe have been exposed by a new report.

Three U.S. states have taken aim at social media app TikTok within a week. The platform is now banned from government devices there.

Washington is halting its microchip curbs on China. Struggling to comply with the original law, trade groups are pushing for more relaxed rules.


Commentary/Opinion:

CENSORED: Here Are The Crimes They Are Hiding From You | Rudy Giuliani | December 8th 2022 | Ep. 296