"'Congress shall make no law respecting an institution of religion.' -- The First Amendment to the Constitution

A Nativity scene (or a Menorah for that matter) is not a law, it is a decoration. And on that basis, even though I myself am an atheist, I do not have a problem with Nativity scenes on government property, other than they are a reminder that those are the people we are bombing to steal their oil.

I do draw the line at the Ten Commandments being on display on government buildings with its prohibitions against lying, theft, and killing, as that hostile work environment!" -- Michael Rivero

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Posted on: Sep 23 09:12

Luis Sanchez, a “sex attacker,” was released on a $1 bond due to prosecutors missing the deadline to indict him.

On Thursday, the 25-year-old man who had given a 16-year-old alcohol, waited for her to pass out and raped as well as impregnated her, was granted release where he will be sent to a shelter on house arrest. 

Sanchez had been in custody since May of this year and was charged with felony of sexual assault of a child. 

According to the state of Texas, prosecutors are required by law to acquire an indictment within 90 days of a person being detained. If this does not happen in time, the suspect has to be given a “reasonable or personal recognizance bond.”

The press reported that since Sanchez was not indicted in time, his attorney filed a motion to get the court to reduce his bond amount. 

Since a recognizance bond is one that a suspect can afford, they held the bond at one dollar. 

That motion was then granted by Judge Kathrine Thomas in the 184th court.

Posted on: Sep 23 09:08

Former GOP Arizona gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake’s public records trial against Maricopa County over ballot affidavit envelopes has begun with a focus on voter privacy and will continue next week.

On Thursday, Lake was in the courtroom for her two-day trial before Judge John Hannah of the Superior Court of Arizona, Maricopa County, regarding a public records request Lake filed under Arizona's Public Records law.

In March, Lake submitted a public records request of ballot affidavit envelopes from the 2022 general election, but the Maricopa County’s Recorders Office denied her request in April.

Lake wants to review the envelopes, which voters write their signatures on when casting mail-in ballots, to determine if the signatures match voters’ signatures that are on file with the county.

Lake told Steve Bannon’s "War Room" TV show prior to the beginning of trial on Thursday that if her team wins the case and is able to review the envelopes, then “we’re gonna prove that mail-in ballots are not safe, are not secure, that many don't have signatures, that many of those signatures do not match.”

The Maricopa County’s Recorders Office has argued the ballot affidavit signatures are part of the voter registration record and are deemed confidential by state law with some exceptions, which they say Lake doesn't meet.

Posted on: Sep 23 09:08

A police robot, called K-5, will patrol New York City’s busiest subway station overnights in a new pilot program.

“We must use every available method,” Mayor Eric Adams said in a Friday morning news conference announcing the deployment of the robot.

The mayor said the city is leasing the robot for $9 an hour, noting that is below the minimum wage in the city.

“It’s cost-effective,” Adams said. “No bathroom breaks, no meal breaks.”

The 420-pound robot will be on patrol at the station from midnight to 5 a.m. during the two-month test in two weeks.

“We’re taking existing technology and putting it on wheels,” Adams said.

Webmaster addition: I give it a week until it's stripped and up on cinder blocks!

Posted on: Sep 23 08:54

For stock investors for much of this year, the trillion-dollar AI promise has masked a big threat in this era of Federal Reserve hawkishness: Real-world borrowing costs have jumped across Corporate America.

Now Wall Street is fretting over the monetary danger in a week that Jerome Powell signaled his resolve once again to keep the policy stance tight — sparking a rout across Big Tech and beyond.

His tool of choice to cool the still-hot US economy: Ensuring interest rates adjusted for inflation — seen as true cost of money for borrowers — stay elevated. Real yields, which touched decade-highs this week, need to stay meaningfully positive “for some time,” the Fed chief said at the policy gathering.

It’s a chilling message for the top-heavy US equity market. Double-digit gains this year have been fueled by optimism that nascent technologies such as artificial intelligence will unlock a new wave of growth for technology companies, justifying the sector’s eye-watering valuations. Yet skepticism is setting in as the cost of capital climbs, threatening to pressure companies big and small.

Posted on: Sep 23 08:53

North Carolina and Virginia have been hit by tropical storm Ophelia, bringing with it damaging winds and dangerous surges.

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that just after 6:20am this morning, the storm had made landfall near Emerald Isle in North Carolina. 

Forecasters have warned that the storm could bring life-threatening flooding as it moves across the state and into Virginia. 

In an update from the NHC, the storm had maximum winds reaching 70mph, with sustained winds of 61mph. 

According to poweroutage.us, there is currently 52,000 people without power across North Carolina and Virginia. 

Posted on: Sep 23 08:51

A saltwater intrusion in the water supply that's pumped out of the Mississippi river is threatening the drinking water of nearly 900,000 residents in Louisiana

Water with high salinity levels can pose serious health risks to human if ingested, and if contaminated, it could be months before fresh water returns as long as the drought persists. 

Mayor of New Orleans LaToya Cantrell declared a state of emergency due to the saltwater intrusion on Friday, in alignment with the Governor's Office. 

'Unfortunately, we just haven't had the relief from dry conditions that we need,' Gov. John Bel Edwards said at a Friday news conference in New Orleans. 

Many concerned households and business owners say they fear for their health, with some claiming they have had enough and are looking to move house.

Webmaster addition: Much of the water in that area comes from aquifers. The Mississippi river is heavily polluted. When I worked on the Mississippi Queen as an entertainer, the running joke was the Mississippi river was too thick to drink and too thin to plow, so they put boats on it!

Posted on: Sep 23 08:47

It looks increasingly likely that at least one member of the United States Senate may owe his seat in the world’s greatest deliberative body not to his charisma or the persuasiveness of his message but to voter fraud.

As the Wall Street Journal's John Fund reports, Minnesota Democrat Al Franken’s narrow, 312-vote victory in 2008 over incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman may have come as the result of people being allowed to vote who, under existing law, shouldn’t have been.

[See who gave the most to Franken.]

The certification of Franken as the victor came only after a series of recounts dragging out for almost half a year. It also sparked an investigation by Minnesota Majority, a conservative watchdog group that compared the list of those recorded as having voted in the election against what Fund calls “criminal rap sheets.” The group found, in what appears to clearly warrant further and official inquiry, that

… At least 341 convicted felons voted in Minneapolis's Hennepin County, the state's largest, and another 52 voted illegally in St. Paul's Ramsey County, the state's second largest. Dan McGrath, head of Minnesota Majority, says that only conclusive matches were included in the group's totals. The number of felons voting in those two counties alone exceeds Mr. Franken's victory margin.

Thus far no one is calling for the results to be overturned. Indeed Dan McGrath, who spearheaded the inquiry, told Fox News, "We aren't trying to change the result of the last election. That legally can't be done." He added:  “We are just trying to make sure the integrity of the next election isn't compromised."

Posted on: Sep 23 08:47

A Catholic woman who was arrested for silently praying outside an abortion clinic has vowed to continue as police dropped their investigation following her six-month ordeal.

Video showed Christian campaigner Isabel Vaughan-Spruce being confronted by police outside the BPAS Robert Clinic in Kings Norton, Birmingham, in February.

Officers from West Midlands Police told her 'engaging in prayer' was 'the offence' after she insisted she was 'not protesting'.

The latter act could be an offence inside 'buffer zone' regulations introduced last year. They make it illegal to intimidate or harass anyone within 150 metres of an abortion clinic.

And she has now slammed police saying, 'This isn't 1984, but 2023', comparing her experience to the famous George Orwell novel about authoritarianism.

Ms Vaughan-Spruce's arrest came weeks after she was found not guilty by Birmingham Magistrates Court for silently praying outside the same clinic in December last year. 

Posted on: Sep 23 08:37

If we told you that a man accused of carrying $1.6 million in fentanyl in Pittsburgh didn't show up for his court date after being released on non-cash bail earlier this month, would you be surprised?

Us neither.

But that was precisely the case in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, where 27 year old Carlos Pichardo Cepeda failed the appear for court. The New Yorker "is accused of carrying hundreds of thousands of fentanyl doses at a Pittsburgh bus station," according to Triblive.com.

Pichardo Cepeda was previously handed a nonmonetary bond by a district judge and released after his arrest. This past Tuesday was his second court date that he missed, the report says. Republicans are blaming the cashless bail while Democrats are placing blame on the DA's office dragging its feet in prosecuting the case. 

Pichardo Cepeda was arrested August 31 at the Greyhound Terminal in Downtown Pittsburgh. He had 9 kilograms, or about 450,000 doses, of fentanyl on him with a street value of $1.6 billion.

His criminal history included seven prior arrests, two misdemeanor convictions and pending cases in New York for grand larceny and sexual assault.

Webmaster addition: The Democrats have turned this nation into a criminals' paradise!

Posted on: Sep 23 08:27

A number of Maine’s weekly and daily papers have been bought by George Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

According to Semafor, Soros and medical device billionaire philanthropist Hansjorg Wyss played a central role in this purchase, giving millions to the National Trust for Local News.

In July, it was announced that the National Trust for Local News bought all five of Masthead Maine’s daily newspapers including the Portland Press Herald and the Sun Journal, along with 17 weekly papers, in partnership with the Maine Journalism Foundation.

A spokesperson for Open Society told Semafor that the foundation was one of National Trust’s financial supporters, but denied funds from the foundation being specified for the purchase.

A spokesperson told the Bangor Daily News that "our grants to date have not included earmarks for specific projects."

Posted on: Sep 23 08:25

In Part 2, we present documented evidence of non-fatal but severe injuries in children who were healthy and lost their ability to live normally after receiving the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine—believed to be one of the most effective vaccines developed to date.

Gardasil was launched in the United States, Germany, and Denmark in 2006 and in Australia in 2007.

The following cases were documented by doctors, medical papers, and filmmakers. Their diligent work allows us to be able to put them together and systematically analyze the mechanisms of injury associated with the HPV vaccines.

'Our Paula Is Gone'

Paula Aldea was a normal, healthy young girl. Since taking the HPV vaccine, she can no longer walk and now relies on a wheelchair. "Our Paula is gone," her father said.

According to The Epoch Times documentary "Under the Skin," on May 26, 2022, Paula received her first HPV vaccination. On June 25, she called her father at 10:25 a.m., crying at a bus stop and needing him to quickly come to get her—she could no longer feel her legs.

Posted on: Sep 23 08:24

In his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, Benjamin Netanyahu said that his country is on the verge of a historic peace agreement with Saudi Arabia. During his remarks, the Israeli Prime Minister also brandished a map with Palestine missing.

“There’s no question the Abraham Accords heralded the dawn of a new age of peace,” Netanyahu declared, referencing Israel’s Trump-era normalization deals with authoritarian Arab governments. “But I believe that we are at the cusp of an even more dramatic breakthrough, an historic peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia. Peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia will truly create a new Middle East.”

Posted on: Sep 23 08:23

An FBI informant cofounded one of the largest and oldest neo-Nazi organizations in U.S. history: the National Socialist Movement, a group connected to numerous crimes and violent events, including the deadly 2017 Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally, according to previously unpublicized records reviewed by Headline USA.

The documents—a trove of FBI memos, affidavits and court records that this publication has dubbed the “Fed Files”—further indicate that the NSM allegedly had informants in prominent positions throughout much of its nearly 50-year history.

Once known as the “Hollywood Nazis” for its flamboyant demonstrations and crude propaganda, the NSM has also been accused of being co-opted by the FBI in a lawsuit filed by a former member who is now in prison.

Posted on: Sep 23 08:22

Jacinda Ardern may no longer be Prime Minister of New Zealand, but she was back at the United Nations continuing her call for international censorship. Ardern is now one of the leading anti-free speech figures in the world and continues to draw support from political and academic establishments. In her latest attack on free speech, Ardean declared free speech as a virtual weapon of war. She is demanding that the world join her in battling free speech as part of its own war against “misinformation” and “disinformation.” Her views, of course, were not only enthusiastically embraced by authoritarian countries, but the government and academic elite.

In her speech, she notes that we cannot allow free speech to get in the way of fighting things like climate change. She notes that they cannot win the war on climate change if people do not believe them about the underlying problem. The solution is to silence those with opposing views. It is that simple.


Posted on: Sep 23 08:21

From the filmmakers of ‘Kiss the Ground’ (Netflix) comes the follow-up documentary ‘Common Ground,’ recipient of the Tribeca Film Festival 2023 Human/Nature Award. Coming to select theaters in the US starting September 27th. https://commongroundfilm.org

Sobering yet hopeful, ‘Common Ground’ exposes the toxic interconnections of American farming policy, politics, and health, by sharing stories of destruction and healing across the United States and beyond, and how regenerative agriculture and soil health plays a vitally important role in changing these systems for the better. At it's root, it explores how people from different walks of life, different political backgrounds, and different places share one thing in common – the very soil beneath their feet.

The film is directed by Josh and Rebecca Tickell, who have created bold and inspiring environmental films for many years (Kiss the Ground, On Sacred Ground, Regenerate Ojai, Fuel, The Big Fix), while winning coveted awards along the way from Sundance, Cannes, Red Nation, and Tribeca.

Posted on: Sep 23 08:17

Weissmann was likely basing his assertions on Hutchinson's own testimony to the J6 House Select Committee, which is contradicted in her own text messages. In the final report from the J6 House Select Committee, the reference Hutchinson's tesimony. They write that "The Select Committee has also received a range of evidence suggesting specific efforts to obstruct the Committee’s investigation. Much of this evidence is already known by the Department of Justice and by other prosecutorial authorities."

Among the evidence provided, they cite that Hutchinson's lawyer "had advised the witness that the witness could, in certain circumstances, tell the Committee that she did not recall facts when she actually did recall them." They further claim that her lawyer, who at the time in question was Passantino, advised her to say that she doesn't recall an event that she does recall. Further, the report states that Hutchinson advised him to not share any information regarding her testimony to the press.

The text messages revealed in the lawsuit Passantino has levied against Weissmann show, as does Hutchinson's other tesimony, that she believes he did not tell her to lie at any point, and that she herself did not want to "comply," but her attorney instructed her to. The messages further reveal that Hutchinson had a plan to leak details of her testimony to the press because she feared the J6 House Special Committee—not her lawyer—would leak them to press.

Posted on: Sep 23 08:16

Federal prosecutors charged Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and his wife with violating corruption and bribery laws, according to an indictment unsealed in federal court Friday.

According to the indictment, Menendez, who chairs the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and his wife Nadine Menendez are accused of engaging in a corrupt scheme alongside Fred Daibes, a New Jersey real estate developer; Wael Hana, who runs a halal meat certification business in the state; and businessman Jose Uribe.

The bombshell indictment included sprawling allegations against the senior Democratic senator involving a scheme to aid the Egyptian government, gold bars, money stuffed in envelopes and illicit halal certifications.

Posted on: Sep 23 08:15

A recent court filing has made an explosive claim that at least two of the 9/11 hijackers were recruited into a joint CIA-Saudi intelligence operation that was covered up at the highest levels.

A relationship between Alec Station, a CIA unit tasked with monitoring Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and his associates, and two 9/11 hijackers leading up to the attacks has been called into question by a newly-released court filing, which also suggests that there was a cover-up at the highest levels of the FBI regarding the matter, according to The Gray Zone.

SpyTalk has obtained a 21-page declaration by Don Canestraro, a lead investigator for the Office of Military Commissions responsible for overseeing the cases of 9/11 defendants. The filing summarizes classified government discovery disclosures and private interviews conducted by Canestraro with anonymous high-ranking officials from the CIA and FBI.

The interviewed agents, who led Operation Encore, the Bureau's discontinued, extensive investigation into the Saudi government's ties to the 9/11 attack, shared their insights with Canestraro, the site notes.

Operation Encore, which involved conducting numerous lengthy interviews with various witnesses, producing hundreds of pages of evidence, formally investigating multiple Saudi officials, and launching a grand jury to investigate a US-based support network for the hijackers allegedly run by Riyadh, was suddenly terminated in 2016. The cause of the termination was purportedly a complicated internal dispute within the FBI over investigative methods, the report continued.

Posted on: Sep 23 08:13

After years of playing word games about border security, Joe Biden bragged about his open borders policy in a speech Thursday night to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute 46th Annual Gala at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Biden spoke as a new surge of migrants is pouring across the U.S. southern border.

Massive crowds pictured streaming across the US southern border in Eagle Pass, Texas on Sept. 18, 2023. (Bill Melugin video screengrab)

Biden boasted about all the steps he has taken to increase legal immigration and work permits and then said, “I’ve also directed my team to make a historic increase in the number of refugees admitted from Latin America — (applause) — people fleeing violence and persecution who simply want their kids to have a better life.”

Posted on: Sep 23 08:12

Griff Jenkins of FOX News tweeted today that there are now three confirmed cases of Tuberculosis among the illegal immigrants in the El Paso sector.

The threat of disease is one of the concerns that has been raised by critics of Biden’s horrible open-border policies.

These reported cases are just the ones that we know about. It’s probably safe to assume that other cases have gone unnoticed.

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Posted on: Sep 23 08:10

 Security video captured the moment a convicted pedophile serving a 30-year sentence calmly walked out of a hospital to escape custody in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Posted on: Sep 22 20:57

 The secretary of the Department of Education criticized some parents who protested against controversial curricula at school boards, and he was taken to task on social media for it.

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Posted on: Sep 22 20:57

 Indianapolis police said a woman claimed she tried to stab her pit bull for eating her chicken sandwich and accidentally stabbed her 1-year-old niece instead.

Posted on: Sep 22 20:56

 Philadelphia Sheriff Rochelle Bilal disputed a recent controller report claiming her office is missing 185 guns.

Posted on: Sep 22 20:56

Member of the European Parliament Christine Anderson has been an unyielding opponent to Klaus Schwab’s ‘Great Reset’ Agenda. MEP Anderson has established herself as one of the few politicians left who represent the interests of the European people.

Exceptional 2 minute speech.

Posted on: Sep 22 18:55