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Mother of Murdered Patriot Ashli Babbitt Demands Accountability for Capitol Police on One-Year Anniversary of Jan. 6

Micki Wittehoeft, Babbitt’s mother, appeared alongside Reps. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL) to give heartfelt words about her daughter and champion her legacy.

“She served this country her whole adult life. She loved God, loved America, loved her family, and came to D.C. to hear Donald Trump speak about a stolen election,” Wittehoeft said, adding that Babbitt was “murdered by a careless, wreckless Capitol police officer, Michael Byrd, who should have been fired two years ago for leaving his loaded weapon in a public restroom.”

She added that reforms need to come to the Capitol police, who “operate with impunity” and are “not subject to FOIA” or “subject to transparency.”

“They are another arm of Congress, and they don’t answer to an external review like every other police department in this country,” Wittehoeft said.

PayPal, Venmo, and more must report some $600+ payments to IRS

(Matthew G. Bisanz/Wikimedia Commons)
(Matthew G. Bisanz/Wikimedia Commons)

The new rule was part of the American Rescue Plan passed by Democrats without a single GOP vote and signed by President Joe Biden in March 2021. It impacts all payments apps, including Venmo, PayPal, Cash App, Zelle, Google Pay, and others.

“This new Threshold Change is currently only for payments received for goods and services transactions, so this doesn’t include things like paying your family or friends back using PayPal or Venmo for dinner, gifts, shared trips, etc,” PayPal continued.

The third-party payment company also noted that amounts from “selling personal items at a loss” do not need to be reported.

Trump to launch his social media app in February, listing shows

(Reuters) – Former President Donald Trump’s new media venture plans to launch its social media app Truth Social on Feb. 21, according to an Apple Inc App Store listing.

TRUTH Social, the Trump Media & Technology Group (TMTG) alternative to Twitter, is available for pre-order before going live on the U.S. Presidents’ Day holiday.

The launch is expected to be the first of three stages in TMTG’s development. The second would be a subscription video-on-demand service called TMTG+ with entertainment, news and podcasts, according to the company website. A November investor presentation indicated that TMTG also wants to launch a podcast network.

TMTG is currently valued at $4.3 billion based on the stock price of Digital World Acquisition Corp. TMTG agreed in October to merge with the blank-check firm at a valuation of $875 million.

Trump responds to Biden attacks in Jan. 6 speech – here’s what he said

 (Shealah Craighead/White House)
 (Shealah Craighead/White House)

“Biden, who is destroying our Nation with insane policies of open Borders, corrupt Elections, disastrous energy policies, unconstitutional mandates, and devastating school closures, used my name today to try to further divide America,” Trump wrote in an email to American Military News.

“This political theater is all just a distraction for the fact Biden has completely and totally failed.”

“Our Country no longer has Borders, has totally and completely lost control of Covid (record numbers!), is no longer Energy Independent, Inflation is rampant, our Military is in chaos, and our exit, or surrender, from Afghanistan was perhaps the most embarrassing day in the long and distinguished history of the United States—and so much more,” he added.

Trump then turned his focus to the Jan. 6 Committee “of totally partisan political hacks” and accused the group of making their judgement on Jan. 6 storming “long ago.” 

Marine discharged for ripping Afghanistan withdrawal speaks out

Former U.S. Marine Stuart Scheller speaks out after being discharged for critiquing the withdrawal from Afghanistan.

Texas teen brutally beaten, hospitalized in ‘heinous act.’ Now his family is suing his peers and their parents for $50 million.

Image source: YouTube screenshot
Image source: YouTube screenshot

Three teens — identified as 17-year-old Reid Mitchell, 18-year-old Logan Huber, and 17-year-old Ayden Holland — reportedly told Cole that his truck had been hit in order to summon him outside and took the opportunity to beat him to a bloody pulp after Cole left the party to inspect the purported damage.

Cole was rushed to a Houston hospital, where he was admitted with multiple brain bleeds, several skull fractures, a broken collarbone, and more.

He was placed on a ventilator in the intensive care unit, where he remained for a week. He was then discharged to a rehabilitation ward, where he continues to undergo intensive speech and physical therapy.

South Carolina police: Woman, 63, bites paramedic’s groin, grabs deputy’s taser during wild arrest

Source: Charleston County Sheriff's Office
Source: Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office has charged Gina Darlene McGehee, 63, with several charges including third-degree assault and battery, unlawful conduct towards a child, and assaulting a police officer while resisting arrest, WCSC-TV reported.

Investigators said the incident occurred last month when McGehee left a family member at the Al Cannon Detention Center in North Charleston after she claimed that person had taken a phone and used it to look up inappropriate images.

According to WCSC, on the morning of Dec. 28, sheriff’s deputies responded after a person was left at the center by his legal guardian, later identified as McGehee. When deputies called McGehee and told her she needed to come back to the center and resolve the issue, she told them, “I’m not going back there, he’s your problem now.”

Trans man and Satanic minister gives birth after one-night stand with fellow gay dating app user: ‘Giving birth felt like one of the most masculine things I have done’

According to the Daily Mail, 28-year-old Ash Patrick Schade — a self-described minister of Satan, mental health worker, and Ph.D. student — became pregnant during his transition from a female to a male.

“I was going through a rough time from 2019 and 2020 and struggled with my mental health due to going through a divorce,” Schade, who began his transition in 2018, said. “I ended up going on Grindr hookups and accidentally fell pregnant.”

Schade — who was married to a man prior to the transition — was taking testosterone and estrogen blockers and became pregnant during a one-night stand on dating app Grindr.

Exclusive look inside Texas DPS drug warehouse amid border crisis

Fox News contributor Sara Carter details what she discovered in the warehouse and how drug trafficking is affecting the country.

Glenn responds to The New York Times’ Jan. 6 FALSEHOODS

When a statement is taken out of context SO blatantly to serve a narrative, it becomes a lie. And that’s exactly what the New York Times did in its recent article, ‘Election Falsehoods Surged on Podcasts Before Capitol Riots, Researchers Find.’

The piece takes a direct hit against Glenn, but in this clip, Glenn proves how far the Times had to manipulate the truth to serve its political, far-left agenda.

It’s LIBEL, Glenn says, and you can no longer trust the New York Times.

Trump Interview with Glenn

Politics:

Eric Swalwell is latest Dem to vacation maskless in Florida

Fox News contributor Joe Concha rips the California lawmaker for implementing strict COVID rules but vacationing in a mandate-free state. He also reacts to Whoopi Goldberg’s statement after she tested positive.

Senate Democrats allowed convicted murderers — like the Boston bomber — to receive stimulus checks

AFP via Getty Images
AFP via Getty Images

Democratic lawmakers in the Senate blocked a Republican amendment to the American Rescue Plan of 2021 that would have barred convicted murderers such as Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev from receiving stimulus money from the federal government.

Last March, before the rescue plan was passed, Republican Sen. Tom Cotton (Ark.) warned that murderers like Tsarnaev would be unjustly awarded taxpayer money as a result of the bill, Fox News reported.

Fox News noted that Cotton, along with fellow Republican Sens. Bill Cassidy (La.) and Ted Cruz (Texas), offered an amendment to prevent payments from being sent to prisoners, but it was rejected on a party-line vote.

Cotton’s and Cassidy’s opposition could be considered disingenuous, however, since both lawmakers previously voted in favor of issuing two stimulus checks — totaling $1,200 and $600, respectively — to Americans without excluding prisoners. Cruz, on the other hand, voted against both bills.

World News:

UN calls-out Syria over chemical weapons; Progress in nuclear talks with Iran TV7 Israel News 06.01

1) Progress has been made in the nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Vienna.

2) Iranian proxies are seemingly exacerbating sporadic attacks against installations that house U.S. troops in Syria and Iraq.

3) The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons says Damascus is not truthful about its reports to the agency.

Video: US shoots down another suicide drone targeting US troops in Iraq

U.S. Marine at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in support of an Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Matthew W. Finnerty/Released)
U.S. Marine at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, in support of an Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by 1st Lt. Matthew W. Finnerty/Released)

BBC correspondent Nafiseh Kohnavard tweeted footage of the shootdown on Thursday.

“BREAKING. Footage shows US defensive systems engage a ‘suicide drone’ outside Ain Al Asad Air Base early this morning, 6th Jan,” Kohnavard tweeted. “This time it is not C-RAM, it seems that COYOTE Anti Drone System was used to shoot this one down.”

At least four other explosive drones have been shot down around Iraqi bases hosting U.S. troops this week.

Other drones have been shot down this week with Counter-Rocket Artillery and Mortar (C-RAM) systems.

Renewed Clashes Reported As Troops Open Fire On Kazakh Protesters

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Unidentified military personnel fire their weapons in the center of Almaty on January 6. In video of this scene, the man at right appears to be signaling to stop shooting after a sustained burst of gunfire from the formation.
(4/16)Unidentified military personnel fire their weapons in the center of Almaty on January 6. In video of this scene, the man at right appears to be signaling to stop shooting after a sustained burst of gunfire from the formation.

Renewed clashes and gunfire continue to rock Kazakhstan’s largest city, Almaty, as police, bolstered by troops from a Russian-led military alliance, try to squelch protests in the Central Asian nation’s deadliest uprising in the three decades since it declared independence from the Soviet Union.

RFE/RL journalists in Almaty said security forces, some in armored vehicles, opened fired on the demonstrators on January 6 in Republican Square. According to Aigerim Tuleuzhanova, a representative of the group for the establishment of the Democratic Party, most of those who were in the square were unarmed young people.

Earlier, some witnesses reported an explosion and gunfire near the square.

Commentary/Opinion:

Dr. Peter McCullough on the Suppression of Alternative Treatments for COVID-19 | CLIP

Dr. Peter McCullough discusses the near universal dismissal by public health officials and the media of alternative treatments to COVID-19, including medicines that were previously considered perfectly safe, that are now being demonized.

He says that vaccines were being touted as the only possible solution to the COVID-19 pandemic, even before the vaccines had made it through any clinical trials.

Critical Race Theory: The Antithesis of MLK

An explanation of critical race theory and a look at the contrasting concepts of equity and equality that make it the antithesis of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream for America.