Three men who visited a New York City gay bar were robbed of thousands of dollars using facial recognition access on their phones, the New York Police Department confirmed on Thursday.
The three men, who were in their late 30s and 40s, visited a Chelsea gay leather bar, The Eagle NYC, on separate nights in October and November and were each robbed of $1,000 to $5,000, according to the NYPD’s deputy commissioner of public information.
No arrests have been made and the investigation is ongoing, authorities said.
Police believe the criminals used facial recognition to access the victims’ phones and funds once they were incapacitated, according to Capt. Robert Gault of the city’s 10th Precinct, who spoke about the incidents at a police community council meeting last week.
“What we think is happening with this scheme is they’re being lured away from the club, maybe to say, ‘Hey, you wanna come with me? I got some good drugs,’ or something like that,’” Gault said. “And then, once they get into a car to do whatever it is that they’re going to do, at some point or another, they don’t know what happened when they wake up.”
However, calls from overseas locations will sometimes get through. So, the folks at Social Catfish have compiled five area codes you should never answer a call from.
Area code 268 is associated with Antigua and Barbuda and is often used by crooks in scam operations.
Area code 876, in Jamaica, is often used in lottery scams and work-from-home fraud schemes.
Area codes 473 in Grenada, 649 in the Turks and Caicos Islands, and 284 in the British Virgin Islands are also known to be used by scammers in various kinds of fraud.
Calls coming from any of these area codes should generally be ignored, according to cyber security experts.
Do you ever get the sense we live in a clown world run by imbeciles? The latest example of the sheer stupidity of our so-called elites can be found in the latest updates regarding Hunter Biden’s infamous “laptop from hell.”
Former Attorney General William Barr chastised The New York Times for its critical reporting of special counsel John Durham‘s investigation into potential misconduct in the Trump-Russia probe.
At the end of last month, a woman got a call from law enforcement, telling her they matched a 23andMe test that she took to a murder case that had gone cold.
Chinese spy balloon flying over Montana that the Pentagon had been tracking “for days”. The Department of Defense has ultimately decided against shooting it down as it was flying over a sparsely populated area of Montana and didn’t pose an imminent threat.
A German company has launched a system that sees state-of-the-art ‘digital humans’ pose for campaigns.
ColorDigital claims that their DMIx StudioAvatars have a ‘never seen before’ photorealistic quality.
This enables brands ‘to build up their own completely unique team of digital models to use in sales and marketing’.
The Digi-models – who come with names including Joy, Nina, Noah and Theo – can be customised and individualised to a brand’s preference.
China’s foreign ministry has expressed regret over what it called a civilian balloon straying into United States airspace.
In a statement on Friday, the ministry said the balloon suspected by the US of conducting surveillance was a civilian “airship” used for research, mainly for meteorological purposes.
The statement said the airship has limited steering capability and “deviated far from its planned course” because of winds.
The Pentagon had earlier said it was “tracking a high-altitude surveillance balloon”.
As stories rise from across the country of otherwise perfectly healthy people suddenly suffering major heart problems, medical pundits are trying to dismiss any possibility that the largely untested COVID-19 vaccines may have played a role in such health issues.
As reported by Just The News, one prominent example is MSNBC host Yasmin Vossoughian. On Saturday, the 44-year-old host finally described to her viewers the nature of the “health scare” that forced her off the air for several weeks; on December 20th, she began suffering intermittent chest pains which spread to her shoulder 10 days later. After a trip to the emergency room, she was told that she was suffering from pericarditis “brought on by a virus, a literal common cold.” She spent four nights at the hospital, during which her heart had to be partially drained.
Vossoughian was then transferred to NYU Langone before finally being allowed to go home on January 4th; just three days later, she returned to the emergency room after feeling “a flutter” in her heart. She was subsequently diagnosed with myocarditis. The doctors continued to tell her that “it was still just the cold doing all this.” A cardiologist at NYU, Greg Katz, claimed that her condition was brought on by an “overactive immune response” to a cold.
As the House GOP plans numerous investigations into Joe Biden’s various scandals, ranging from government misconduct to his family’s questionable business ties, a far-left dark money group is organizing to deliberately sabotage those probes.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the Congressional Integrity Project (CIP) plans to regularly send information to the Biden White House to help combat the probes, including opposition research on the Republicans leading the investigations, poll data, and political ads.
The CIP, first created in 2020, does not reveal the identities of its donors. However, tax filings reveal that most of its funding comes from another far-left group, the Sixteen Thirty Fund (STF), which has been described as the “indisputable heavyweight of Democratic dark money.” Since 2020, STF has given over $1.5 million to the CIP, the same amount of money that CIP has since reported in revenues in the same time period.
Although STF similarly does not reveal its donors’ identities, far-left billionaire George Soros has made contributions of at least $24.9 million to STF in just the year 2021 alone, as revealed by the group’s database on grants.
Hunter Biden has been accused of attempting to intimidate John Paul Mac Isaac after the Delaware computer repair shop owner sued the president's son for defamation.
Hunter, 52, first came into contact with Mac Isaac in April 2019, when he left his laptop at his shop - and never returned to collect it.
The laptop has, since the eve of the 2020 election, been a source of fascination, with its incriminating photos of a drug-addled Hunter with prostitutes seized upon, and the wayward businessman's communications and accounts pored over for evidence that Joe Biden was involved in suspect international deals.
In ritzy Dana Point, CA an emergency room doctor was riding his bicycle on Pacific Coast Highway. He was stopped at a red light in the bike lane when the driver of a Lexus hit him at high speed, sending the doctor flying perhaps 40 feet through the air. The PoC driver then did a u-turn, got out, yelled about “white privilege,” and attacked the prostrate white doctor with a knife and a BB gun. Brave onlookers apprehended the maniac, but the poor doctor died in his own emergency room.
China claimed Friday to be launching its own investigation into the suspected spy balloon flying over the US — as Canada said it was also monitoring “a potential second incident.”
The Chinese foreign ministry said Beijing was “verifying” the situation after US officials confirmed they had “communicated” the “seriousness with which we take this issue.”
The ministry’s spokesperson, Mao Ning, said China hopes “that both sides can handle this together calmly and carefully.”
“I would like to emphasize that until the facts are clarified, speculation and hype will not be helpful to the proper resolution of the issue,” Mao told a daily briefing Friday.
Webmaster addition: I smell a false flag in the air!
Failed internet father figure and failed pill addict Jordan Peterson has informed the goyim that it is really, really time for a war with Iran, and has encouraged his followers to call their Congressmen and demand an immediate attack on the country. The ghoulish weirdo Peterson said that we have to overthrow the Iranian government to promote women’s rights.
Peterson revealed in 2020 that he was addicted to benzos. He then went to Russia for some reason and had a coma induced so that he would not have to suffer the pain of withdrawal symptoms. This is the most extreme pussy way to deal with drug addiction, and you actually risk serious brain damage.
It’s not clear whether the coma gave Peterson brain damage, but when he got out of rehab he signed one of these death contracts with Ben Shapiro. He then went to Israel to promote Jewish world domination.
The fact that Peterson is pushing war with Iran really shows how this conservative scam works. Peterson is best known for whining about tranny pronouns. He eventually said that he would use the pronouns out of respect, but that he doesn’t think he should be forced to use the pronouns if he doesn’t want to.
The House voted Thursday along party lines to remove Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) from her seat on the Foreign Affairs Committee through a resolution that cites her past derogatory remarks about Jewish people and anti-Israel posture.
The vote passed 218 to 211, with all Democrats voting against the resolution and one Republican, Rep. David Joyce (R-OH), voting “present.”
The vote is a win for House Republicans, who hold a slim majority in the chamber, after a few from their conference initially objected to the resolution. The three who had vocally opposed it, Reps. Victoria Spartz (R-IN), Nancy Mace (R-SC), and Ken Buck (R-CO), had flipped their vote by Thursday morning.
Majority Whip Tom Emmer (R-MN), a key player in the successful whip operation, told Breitbart News in an exclusive statement that Omar, a fellow Minnesotan, had “no place representing American interests” on the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Lows will be near freezing by sunrise as an arctic cold front moves through the area.
Friday will be breezy with clouds giving way to more sunshine. After highs in the upper 30s/lower 40s, temperatures will fall through the 30s during the afternoon. The wind will make it feel colder, with wind chills dropping from the 30s down into the teens by evening.
Lows Friday night into Saturday morning will be in the teens, with a few spots near 10 to the northwest. Saturday will be sunny and cold with highs in the low to mid 30s.
Sunday will have some clouds around. There will be the chance of a few spotty showers later in the day, with the best chance southeast of Richmond. Highs will rebound back into the upper 40s and lower 50s.
Project Veritas on Thursday released a new segment of undercover footage of Pfizer director Jordon Walker in which the Director of R&D within the company's mRNA operation expressed concern over how the COVID-19 vaccine may be affecting women's reproductive health.
"There is something irregular about the menstrual cycles. So, people will have to investigate that down the line," Walker told an undercover journalist he thought he was on a date with.
"The [COVID] vaccine shouldn’t be interfering with that [menstrual cycles]. So, we don’t really know," he added.
Walker also hopes we don't discover that "somehow this mRNA lingers in the body and like -- because it has to be affecting something hormonal to impact menstrual cycles," adding "I hope we don’t discover something really bad down the line…If something were to happen downstream and it was, like, really bad? I mean, the scale of that scandal would be enormous."
A lawyer for President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, urged state and federal agencies in a letter on Feb. 1 to probe what he said were attempts by close allies of former President Donald Trump and others to “weaponize” the contents of a laptop that an electronics repair shop owner says was dropped off at his Delaware store in 2019.
The letters from Hunter Biden’s attorneys mark the first time he and his legal team have publicly acknowledged that it was his personal data found on the laptop.
The letters were sent by Hunter Biden’s lawyer Abbe Lowell to the Delaware attorney general, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
They call for an investigation into former Trump chief strategist Steve Bannon, campaign lawyer and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, as well as Giuliani’s own lawyer, Robert Costello, and the owner of the Wilmington computer repair shop, John Paul Mac Isaac, who said Hunter Biden dropped a laptop off at his store in April 2019 and failed to return to pick it up.
“We write on behalf of our client, Robert Hunter Biden, to request an investigation into the following individuals for whom there is considerable reason to believe violated various federal laws in accessing, copying, manipulating, and/or disseminating Mr. Biden’s personal computer data,” states the letter (pdf) to the DOJ’s top national security official, Matthew Olsen.
"I personally can’t say that sending tanks will resolve this issue," Erdogan told state broadcaster TRT during a Wednesday interview. "This is a high-risk endeavor and will only line the pockets of gun barons," he added.
The Turkish leader also said his nation would continue talks with both Russia and Ukraine as part of efforts to find a path to peace.
Erdogan’s criticism of his western allies is the latest show of discord between Ankara and NATO, as over the past year, Turkey has been holding up Sweden and Finland’s ascension to the war alliance. The two Nordic nations formally applied to join NATO last May, abandoning decades of neutrality. Any country joining NATO requires the unanimous approval of member states.
Tensions recently spiked between Ankara and Stockholm after Danish-Swedish extremist Rasmus Paludan burned copies of the Quran on two separate occasions last week.
"Despite warnings, Sweden turned a blind eye to the Quran burning, and police protected the perpetrators. Hate crimes against Muslims are not acceptable," Erdogan said, adding that "an apology from Sweden won’t fix issues."
French labor unions have been holding several days of mass strikes and protests against raising the retirement age, in a test of the momentum driving defiance to Emmanuel Macron’s signature economic reform... which is hardly surprising: France is one of the biggest "western" bastions of socialism.
As Bloomberg reports, the country’s rail operator, SNCF, said only one-third of high-speed TGVs were running and urged people to work from home. Subway and commuter trains serving the capital were severely disrupted, with limited service on most lines. Many schools were also closed.
Protesters also blocked three oil refineries operated by TotalEnergies SE and strikes by Electricite de France SA’s workforce took more than 3 gigawatts of nuclear-reactor capacity offline. Air France-KLM’s French arm said it had scrapped 10% of short-haul flights.
When President Biden introduced his Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) last summer, he surprised the world with the extent of the climate commitments within it While supposedly aimed at inflation reduction, the legislation also provides extensive political support and funding for the green transition, providing tax cuts, subsidies, and other incentives for companies looking to use cleaner alternatives to fossil fuels. The EU has long been hailed as the leader in the switch to renewable energy, encouraging other countries worldwide to follow in its footsteps when it comes to climate pledges and policies. However, following the introduction of the IRA, pressure on the EU grew to introduce its own far-reaching, region-wide climate policy. After several months, it appears that the EU is ready to launch a transition policy that will provide the funding needed to keep up with the U.S. in the race to green. The EU has announced plans to reduce restrictions on tax credits for renewable energy projects in response to Biden’s IRA. Following mounting public pressure to expand its climate policy following the introduction of the new U.S. law, the European Commission (EC) has stated that it aims to loosen state aid rules to encourage greater investment in production facilities in the green energy industry. However, this kind of major policy shift requires broad support from its 27 member states, which often slows down the introduction of new laws.