Tag: Education

News and Headlines.5/25/2021

A gunman appeared to open fire on another vehicle in broad daylight on Wednesday.

News and Headlines: In The News, Politics, World News, Commentary/Opinion.

In The News:

Embattled San Francisco DA Chesa Boudin Blames Police for Crime Crisis

But Gascón isn’t the only California DA in trouble. San Francisco residents are unhappy with DA Chesa Boudin due to the surge in the city’s crime rates.

If there is one person at the center of San Francisco’s crime discussion, it is Chesa Boudin; a social justice-minded reformer who campaigned on a platform of decarceration, ending cash bail.

District Attorney Chesa Boudin claimed Sunday that placing blame on his prosecutors for crime in San Francisco’s neighborhoods is miscast and should be focused on the police officers union and a poor clearance rate of crimes that are reported to police.

In an interview with KPIX 5’s Ken Basida, Boudin didn’t mince words when it came to a public perception that he is soft on crime — a belief that has spawned two recall campaigns demanding his removal from office.

Texas mom, 28, is shot dead behind the wheel after loading her kids into the car for school

Samantha Lopez, 28, was reportedly shot in the vehicle outside of her home at an apartment complex on the northeast side of town.

Police said her children, ages 10, six and two, were inside the vehicle at the time of the shooting.

Police said Lopez’s estranged husband was in custody and being questioned on Monday after a witness reported he was seen just before Lopez was shot.

Police Chief Bill McManus said the estranged husband had violated multiple protective orders since 2018 and was out on bond at the time of the shooting. Officials are still investigating and no arrests have been made.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation sold ALL of its shares in Apple and Twitter – worth more than $140 million – just BEFORE couple announced divorce

The couple didn’t have a prenuptial agreement. Bill Gates is worth around $127 billion, according to the latest tally by Forbes. The foundation, meanwhile, is the world’s largest, with an endowment of more than $50 billion.

The foundation’s sales come as the couple has been repositioning its massive personal portfolio as Bill has been transferring stock to Melinda. 

As for the foundation, filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission show it has reinvested the money gained by selling the Apple and Twitter shares by buying 5.7 million shares in South Korean e-commerce company Coupang. 

Since the couple announced their divorce on May 3, Bill has disclosed stock transfers including shares of AutoNation and Canadian National Railway. 

Melinda is also now one of the largest individual shareholders in two Mexican companies, bottler Coca-Cola Femsa SAB and and cable company Grupo Televisa SA. Bill has already sold off or donated most of his stock in Microsoft, which he co-founded, but still owns at 1.3 percent stake valued at about $25 billion.

See What Happens When One F22 Takes on Five F15s

F-22 Raptor
F-22 Raptor 

Compared to earlier, fourth-generation air superiority fighter jets like the F-15 Eagle, the fifth-generation F-22 Raptor is as impressive as it is expensive. But what if the two fighter jets fought to the death? 

After all, cost alone won’t decide the dilemma of the Raptor and the Eagle: only one will emerge victorious in a real-world dogfight.

And, a documentary from the History Channel pitted one F-22 Raptor against five F-15 Eagles with veteran pilots, and the results were ground-shaking.


Premeditated murder charge sought against Schofield Barracks soldier in death of Army vet wife

Schofield Barracks (Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr)
Schofield Barracks (Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr)

A 24-year-old married Schofield Barracks soldier who had rekindled a relationship with his high school sweetheart took out a $100,000 life insurance policy on his wife, Googled how many swings it took to kill someone with a baseball bat, and beat and stabbed her to death following their first wedding anniversary, an Army prosecutor said Thursday.

Aubrey Rangel, Roth’s sister, previously said on Facebook that “my family and I knew something was wrong because we had not heard from Selena in days, ” and Rangel called military police to request a wellness check.

What police were greeted by on Jan. 13 at her home was “truly horrific, ” Bishop said.


Chinese Propaganda Outlet Paid Millions to American Newspapers and Magazines, Records Show

Getty Images
.AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBA

China Daily paid more than $1.6 million for advertising campaigns in Time magazine, the Los Angeles TimesFinancial Times, and Foreign Policy magazine, according to disclosures filed with the Justice Department.

The Beijing-controlled news agency paid another $1 million to American newspapers, including the L.A. TimesChicago Tribune, and Houston Chronicle, to print copies of its own publications.

Several American newspapers have come under fire for publishing China Daily inserts entitled “China Watch.”

Though designed to look like normal newspaper stories, the inserts contain articles that portray the Chinese government and life in China in a positive light.

Two Marines run over by truck while camping at Croatan National Forest, NC police say

Croatan National Forest (Paul Blake/TNS)
Croatan National Forest (Paul Blake/TNS)

The two were taken to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville with serious injuries, McFadyen told WCTI. They are expected to survive.

The driver, who officials say is stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, drove off after hitting the tent, McFadyen told WITN.

The vehicle was later found, and the suspect was apprehended at Camp Lejeune and taken to the Craven County Sheriff’s Office for further questioning, WNCT reports.


Establishment Media Begin Backtracking on Coronavirus Origin, Questioning if Trump Was Right

NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images
NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images

The changes in opinion among the establishment media may be ignited by Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee, who wrote Thursday, “Little circumstantial evidence has emerged to support the PRC’s [People’s Republic of China] claim that COVID-19 was a natural occurrence, having jumped from some other species to human.”

The report continued to say Chinese authorities “have failed to identify the original species that allegedly spread the virus to humans, which is critical to their zoonotic transfer theory.”

And that Trump’s theory of the origins of coronavirus has “significant circumstantial evidence.”


What really happened on Jan 6th.

Why is the media keeping this hush hush? What really happened on Jan 6th. This Video was uploaded on January 7, 2021.

Biden WH seeks to extradite Marine vet in danger of being executed by North Korea, supporters warn

"Christopher Ahn,
“Christopher Ahn.

If the U.S. hands the former leatherneck over to Spanish authorities, “North Korea will go to the ends of the earth to find him, to harm him, to assassinate him,” said Lee.

The federal judge in Ahn’s case seemed to agree that he would be in danger if the Justice Department put him on a plane to Madrid.

 “The FBI has confirmed that the North Korean government has threatened his life,” U.S. Magistrate Jean Rosenbluth wrote in 2019. ” … He is apparently the target of a dictatorship’s efforts to murder him.”

The 39-year-old Ahn, who spent six years in the military and served in the Iraq war, was arrested in 2019 as a member of the group Free Joseon. The group, whose name means “Free North Korea,” opposes the Kim regime and has helped several high-level North Koreans defect. 

GUN SHOTS Ring Out At George Floyd Square Memorial

Several people were near the area of 38th Street and Chicago Avenue shortly after 10 a.m. local time when reporters and members of the public reported shots fired in or toward the area, according to officials and social media posts.

Tennessee bans teaching critical race theory in schools

Republican Gov. Bill Lee.
Republican Gov. Bill Lee.

Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed into law on Monday a measure that attracted some of the most impassioned debates inside the GOP-controlled General Assembly this year.

He signaled his support after it cleared the Legislature, arguing that students should learn “the exceptionalism of our nation,” not things that “inherently divide” people.

The legislation, which was amended several times in the final days of the legislative session, of an education bill, takes effect July 1.

Among other things, Tennessee’s teachers can’t instruct that “an individual, by virtue of the individual’s race or sex, is inherently privileged, racist, sexist, or oppressive, whether consciously or subconsciously.”

Critical Race Theory: National Parents’ Group Publishes Guide on How to Fight It

Taylor Wilcox via Unsplash
Taylor Wilcox via Unsplash

The national parents’ organization, which grew out of the battle against the Common Core State Standards, has been urging state lawmakers to ban CRT in K-12 schools.

CRT is a Marxist-based philosophy that embraces the concept that all social and cultural issues should be viewed through the lens of race and ethnicity.

As a model for parent coalitions, USPIE points to the website created by the community of parents in Southlake, Texas, where, USPIE notes, “families united and took control of their local school board.”

“A well-orchestrated plan like this could be replicated in your community,” the parents’ organization asserts.

Texas to Join Three Other States as Revolt Against Critical Race Theory Begins

The adapted version of House Bill 3979 specifically bans the teaching of the 1619 Project, which is a curriculum developed by The New York Times as a spinoff of its series that claimed all American history was rooted in slavery and that the true story of American began in 1619 with the arrival of the first slaves from Africa.

“To suggest that America is so racist at its core to be irredeemable and to suggest that people based on the color of their skin can never overcome biases and can never treat each other fairly, that’s a real problem,” Hughes said of the 1619 Project, according to The Texas Tribune.

Georgina Perez, a member of the Texas Board of Education, attacked those supporting the legislation.

Oregon School District To Vote On Displaying Black Lives Matter and “Progressive Pride” Flags In Every Classroom and Location

In addition to the flags, the GBSD board will vote on whether to expand its policies to give all students the time to recite a land declaration and sing the Black National Anthem, adding to state statute that requires schools to provide a weekly opportunity to recite the pledge of allegiance and learning the national anthem.

It also voted to use an “equity lens” when naming or renaming facilities.

The news of the policy changes came as a surprise to many parents. One shared a letter on social media that her child brought home, detailing the changes.

These new policies represent a radical shift that may come to more Portland-area school districts.

This Florida Woman Got A $100,000 Fine for Parking in Her Own Driveway

After Sandy Martinez got a ticket from Lantana, Florida, for parking her car with its wheels slightly outside her driveway and on the grass in her yard, she didn’t know that she was being fined a whopping $250 per day by the town.

Weeks later, when she learned about the fines, the bill had accrued to an eye-watering $101,750, and she realized that a harmless code violation had brought her to the brink of financial ruin.

In today’s episode, we talk about how and why cities rely on fines and fees for revenue, the ways these systems are deeply problematic, and what courts can do to enforce constitutional protections for all Americans.

Homeless camp raises school safety concerns after ‘unknown man’ entered classroom

A Seattle parent, Bryce Nicolls, joins ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss rising tensions between Broadview-Thomson school and a nearby homeless encampment.

Maryland man arrested after calling in threat to kill a cop, driving car into police station

Kahl was arrested Sunday after threatening to kill a police,
Kahl was arrested Sunday after threatening to kill a police officer and driving his vehicle into a police station, authorities said. (Havre de Grace Police Department )

Information obtained during the phone call led police to believe that Kahl was still near his home. Police said responding officers located him there driving erratically.

Kahl struck several parked cars and tried to run over the officers before speeding away, Terry said.

He drove to the police station where he struck another parked car before intentionally smashing his vehicle through the front doors of the station into the lobby, according to police.

Kahl then jumped out of the vehicle, went back out through the demolished lobby doors and tried to attack police, Terry said.


Washington DC police searching for Maserati driver who opened fire on car in apparent road rage incident

A gunman appeared to open fire on another vehicle in broad daylight on Wednesday.
A gunman appeared to open fire on another vehicle in broad daylight on Wednesday. (DC Metropolitan Police Department)

The gunman can be seen getting out of his vehicle at a traffic stop and walking over to the driver’s side of the sedan stopped in front of him. He then pulls out a gun and appears to open fire.

As the sedan speeds away, the gunman appears to point his gun at oncoming traffic. It was not clear if any additional shots were fired.

A woman, who authorities did not name, was located nearby with an apparent gunshot wound, according to police. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was treated at a hospital.


California customs agents seize $2.5M worth of meth hidden in watermelon shipment: CBP

CBP officers in California discovered more than 1,100 pounds of methamphetamine hidden,
CBP officers in California discovered more than 1,100 pounds of methamphetamine hidden within a shipment of watermelons. (CBP) (CBP)

The drug bust was made last Tuesday at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry after authorities stopped a 47-year-old Mexican national driving a truck with a trailer, CBP said in a Friday press release.

A CBP canine team sniffed out the meth. Officers found 193 containers of the drug wrapped in plastic among the crates carrying the fruit.

The truck driver was arrested and is facing federal charges. He is being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego.


South Florida synagogue harassment: Suspect accused of yelling anti-Semitic remarks, dumping feces is arrested

Jeffrey Carl Fleming is accused of yelling anti-Semitic remarks,
Jeffrey Carl Fleming is accused of yelling anti-Semitic remarks at a rabbi and dumping a bag of human feces in front of a South Florida synagogue. (AP/Broward County Sheriff’s Office)

Capt. Pedro Abut said in a statement that Fleming, 39, is the man who was captured on cellphone video who went on a rant outside the Chabad of South Broward on Friday. 

The man, barefoot and dressed in a white robe, left and returned a short time later, carrying a bag or pillowcase that contained human feces.

He dumped the bag in front of the synagogue and yelled, “Jews should die,” according to a police report. 


Becerra tells WHO it ‘must’ launch more ‘transparent’ investigation into COVID origin

Security personnel gather near the entrance of the Wuhan Institute of Virology during a visit by the World Health Organization team,
Security personnel gather near the entrance of the Wuhan Institute of Virology during a visit by the World Health Organization team in Wuhan in China’s Hubei province on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

After the WHO appeared complicit with China’s efforts to cover up the severity of the virus’s spread, former President Trump severed ties with the international organization.

The Biden administration rejoined the WHO this year, but it has remained critical of the lack of transparency in the group’s reports on the early spread of the virus in China. 

The now-broad support for at least looking into the lab-leak theory is a sharp departure from last year, when the theory was widely dismissed by many in the left and in the media.

But emerging evidence has convinced many that a leak from a Chinese lab is potentially the most likely origin of COVID-19.


Tucker reacts to State Dept memo encouraging diplomats to support BLM

National Review Online’s Deroy Murdock says the administration should focus on US issues instead of turning State Department into ‘PR arm of BLM’ on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Tucker: Fauci lied about the Wuhan lab for more than a year

Tucker Carlson Tonight’ reacts to report COVID-19 could have originated in a Wuhan lab, a theory Tucker Carlson has been investigating on his show for month.

Actually, it looks like this virus did come from a lab in China.

Nearly a year and a half into the pandemic, that’s the new consensus in the American media.

Politics:

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul gave an excellent speech highlighting the ridiculous ways American tax dollars are spent.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul gave an excellent speech highlighting the ridiculous ways American tax dollars are spent.

Rand Paul agrees that Dr. Fauci committed perjury: “Absolutely, he lied to the American people.”

Ron Johnson: GOP wants ‘honest’ answers from Dr. Fauci

Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., joins ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss the latest on the Wuhan lab leak theory.

New Jersey Corruption UPDATE

Want an apartment in New Jersey? It will be costlier than it should be because of politicians who hold up promising developments to help their cronies.

“Are you on the take?” I asked at a town council meeting, after he’d ignored interview requests.

He never answered.

McPartland was accused of corruptly blocking an exciting new development of hundreds of waterfront apartments — all to protect his powerful developer friend Fred Daibes.

He and other city council members lived in one of Daibes’ buildings.

What Is The Mayor Of Chicago Talking About???

Commentary/Opinion: Chicago Mayor, Lori Lightfoot, decided that discrimination against white reporters is the way to fight systemic racism.

World News:

Moscow Court Fines Facebook, Google For Failing To Delete Content Banned In Russia

Facebook was fined 26 million rubles ($353,000) by Moscow's Tagansky District Court on May 25.
Facebook was fined 26 million rubles ($353,000) by Moscow’s Tagansky District Court on May 25. (file photo)

U.S.-based social-network giant Facebook was fined 26 million rubles ($353,000) by Moscow’s Tagansky District Court on May 25. That case involved eight reports about material posted on Facebook that Russian authorities wanted Facebook to remove.

The same court on May 25 also levied three separate fines totaling about $82,000 against the U.S. technology giant Google. The court said Google was found guilty of “administrative offenses” and was ordered to pay 2 million rubles — or about $27,000 — for each offense.

The charges concern posts that Russia says encouraged minors to join unsanctioned protests in January, when people across the country took to the streets to support Kremlin critic Aleksei Navalny after he was detained.

The fines come amid a wider dispute between Moscow and Google.

US military commander warns over Iraq militias’ drones

Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander U.S. Central Command, with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Terry Ferrell, U.S. Army Central commanding general,
Marine Corps Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander U.S. Central Command, with U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Terry Ferrell, U.S. Army Central commanding general, at Shaw Air Force Base, SC, Oct. 7, 2020. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jonathan Snyder)

Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie said the drones were difficult to detect and destroy, and he admitted the US was struggling to deal with them. Finding better ways to counter such attacks was a top priority, he said.

“We’re open to all kinds of things,” he said. “The army is working it very hard. Still, I don’t think we’re where we want to be.”

An armed drone targeted US-led coalition forces near a northern Iraq airport in April, causing a large fire and damage to a building. The US blames Iran-backed militia groups for such attacks.

McKenzie said the militias were frustrated because they had expected US forces to leave Iraq after the death of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani and Iraqi militia leader Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis in a US airstrike near Baghdad airport last year.

India: Terrorism Police Visit Twitter Offices After Site Flags Ruling Party Tweet

John Nacion/AP
John Nacion/AP

The Delhi police force falls under the jurisdiction of India’s Ministry of Home Affairs.

The force sent members of its Special Cell team, which investigates terrorism and other serious crimes, to Twitter India offices in Delhi and Gurugram in the neighboring state of Haryana on Monday evening.

“Delhi police said it had received a complaint about the classification of Patra’s tweet, which it said it was investigating, and visited the offices to serve Twitter India’s head a notice of the inquiry [on May 24].

In a statement, the police said Twitter India’s managing director’s replies on the subject had been ‘very ambiguous,’” Tech Crunch reported on May 24.

‘We Couldn’t Even Pay People’: Hong Kong May Discard Vaccines Due to Low Demand

ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images
ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images

The warning, a rejection of proposals by local Hong Kong officials to combat vaccine hesitancy, followed reports that Hong Kong may have to discard large numbers of vaccine candidate doses soon to expire after failing to convince locals to take them.

Concerns about the efficacy and safety of Coronavac, by the Chinese firm Sinovac Biotech, have exacerbated the problem. Coronavac has tested to be only 50.38 percent effective in preventing coronavirus infections, compared to the 95-percent effectiveness rate of the Pfizer product.

Health workers in Hong Kong have openly encouraged people to seek out the Pfizer product, resulting in government retribution in at least one case where a clinic lost its privilege to administer vaccines after stating that Coronavac had a “bad reputation.”

Even the few who have opted to get vaccinated are showing signs of significant fear – among them a spike in business for lawyers in the city who specialize in drafting final wills and testaments, according to RTHK.

Israel vows to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambition; US pledges to rehabilitate Gaza-TV7 Israel News 25.05

1) Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu emphasizes Israel’s resolve to guarantee its independence when it comes to thwarting Iran’s path to a nuclear bomb.

2) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken stresses Washington’s intention to help rehabilitate the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

3) Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry voices Cairo’s hope to try and revive a political process with the aim of ending the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

Commentary/Opinion:

The Left USES The Past Sins of Slavery To TEAR DOWN America | Will & Amala Live

Will & Amala discuss the left’s manipulative tactics, especially in its use of slavery to guilt today’s generation of Americans.

How do you expect to cultivate a healthy country if you constantly guilt people on its past sins?

And what about all of the ACTUAL slavery being practiced today in other parts of the world? Does the left care about that?

Mike Davis Joins I’m Right With Jesse Kelly To Discuss The Woke Takeover Of The U.S. Military

Opposing Cancel Culture and fighting back against the woke mob and their enablers.

Fauci Funded the Pandemic | Ep. 1

It turns out the NIH funded Chinese research into weaponizing coronaviruses, but no one is talking about it?!

In this pilot episode, Liz Wheeler breaks down the connections between the possible COVID leak from a lab in Wuhan, Anthony Fauci’s funding for it from the NIH, and the bat lady that brought it all together.

Also, in case you missed it, Gretchen Whitmer was caught violating her own COVID restrictions. Is anyone surprised?

%d bloggers like this: