Up to 5,000 Swiss military personnel will be deployed to provide logistics and security for participants at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week, the Swiss government said on Monday.

“The Federal Parliament has set a ceiling of 5,000 troops who will serve in support during the WEF, which will run from January 10 to 26. Some of them will be stationed directly in Davos, where the annual meeting will be held from January 16 to 20,” the statement read.

Other servicemen will guard infrastructure and provide services related to logistics and air force operations throughout Switzerland, according to the statement. Soldiers will be authorized to “use coercive police measures to carry out their respective tasks,” the government said.

Posted on: Jan 09 14:13

A Michigan orthodontist is facing criminal charges after allegedly soliciting sexually explicit photos and videos from a minor in North Carolina and possessing child pornography in digital storage.

Thomas Shannon, 41, was arrested Thursday on multiple felonies, including aggravated possession of child sexually abusive material, using a computer to commit a crime and possession of child pornography. 

He had allegedly been contacting minors for sexually explicit photos and videos dating back to 2019.

The Kent County Sheriff’s Office in Michigan initially learned of the allegations against Shannon in late 2021 after it was contacted by the Fuqay-Varina Police Department in North Carolina about him contacting a 17-year-old girl.

Shannon allegedly offered to pay for explicit photos and videos of the girl. He also allegedly asked for more photos, particularly from when she was in eighth or ninth grade.

A Kent County Sheriff’s Office detective interviewed Shannon at his business, Shannon Orthodontics, and asked if he could recall communicating with the minor on Snapchat roughly two years ago, and if he offered to pay for nude photos

Webmaster addition: Our society has gone off the rails!

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Posted on: Jan 09 14:02

The American Heart Association (AHA) has published research that suggests mRNA shots are linked to cases of myocarditis.

The AHA published a bombshell report on a study conducted by Harvard Medical School.

In the study, Harvard Med researches discovered a link between the spike antigen in the shot itself and myocarditis.

The research suggests that the spike antigen could be a trigger for myocarditis, which can be fatal.

Myocarditis is inflammation of the heart muscle (myocardium), according to Mayo Clinic.

The inflammation can reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood.

Posted on: Jan 09 14:02
An art professor was fired from an American university for showing a respectful Medieval painting of the 7th-century religious leader Muhammad.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:52
Scientific American was sacked online for attempting to move the goalposts in the discussion about the horrific injury suffered by NFL player Damar Hamlin. A recent opinion piece in the science magazine founded in 1845 argued that the Buffalo Bills safety experiencing cardiac arrest during a Monday Night Football game exemplified the "violence black men experience in football." However, Scientific American was blitzed for attempting to exploit Hamlin's injury to label the NFL as racist.
Posted on: Jan 09 12:50
Though much of the controversy regarding so-called "transgenderism" and athletic competition focuses on biological males infiltrating women's sports, a recent op-ed in the New York Times highlights the story of a female college swimmer who has begun competing against men — and has more or less tanked her collegiate career.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:49
An illegal alien and so-called "Dreamer" who brutally murdered three American citizens in 2018 was sentenced Friday to five consecutive life sentences.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:48
Texas Republican Rep. Dan Crenshaw apologized on Sunday for referring to some of his GOP colleagues as “terrorists” during negotiations that led to the election of Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) as House speaker.
Posted on: Jan 09 12:47

The Canadian government has inked a C$19 billion (US$14.2 billion) deal with Lockheed Martin to acquire a fleet of 88 F-35 fighter jets, Minister of Defense Anita Anand said on Monday.

“Today, I am announcing that Canada is acquiring a new fleet of 88 state of the art F 35 fighter jets through an agreement that we have finalized with the United States government and Lockheed Martin with Pratt and Whitney. This investment is estimated at $19 billion, making it the largest investment in our Royal Canadian Air Force in 30 years,” Anand said during a news conference.

Canada will acquire the aircraft in tranches and the first tranche will include 16 jets, the second in 2026 will include four jets, the third in 2027 will include six jets and the fourth in 2028 will also include six jets.

The rest of the fleet should be delivered by the end of 2032 just in time for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) phase out of its fleet of CF-18 jets, Anand added.

The defense minister noted that there is no clause in the agreement holding Lockheed Martin accountable for failing in the delivery schedule.

Posted on: Jan 09 12:42

In an effort to protect minors from accessing online pornography, Louisiana lawmakers have enacted a new law requiring age verification on adult websites.

Act No. 440, which went into effect on Jan. 1, will now require residents of the Bayou State to provide proof of their age with a government-issued ID or digital ID card before accessing online pornographic websites.

The act states that pornography is a public health crisis for younger viewers, citing that it “contributes to the hyper sexualization of teens and prepubescent children and may lead to low self-esteem, body image disorders, an increase in problematic sexual activity at younger ages and increased desire among adolescents to engage in risky sexual behavior.”

Pornographic sites will have to determine whether a viewer is 18 or over or be at risk of possible lawsuits by the state.

Posted on: Jan 09 12:41

President Biden’s recent decision to permit the CIA to continue keeping its 59-year-old records relating to the Kennedy assassination secret from the American people has brought about a public backlash that has not been seen since the enactment of the JFK Records Act in 1992. This major shift is a tremendously positive development in the JFK assassination. 

You will recall that a couple of years ago, Biden used the Covid crisis as an excuse to give the CIA another extension of time for secrecy. Biden has now returned to the tried-and-true “national-security” excuse for, once again, letting the CIA get away with another secrecy extension. Apparently the idea is that if the CIA’s 59-year-old secret assassination-related records are released to the public, the United States will fall into the ocean or be taken over by the Reds.

The backlash to Biden’s decision has been substantial.

There is Tucker Carlson’s monologue on Fox News in which he expressly stated his belief that the CIA was involved in Kennedy’s assassination. Given that Carlson is the most popular commentator on Fox News, that monologue is obviously a huge breakthrough.

Robert Kennedy, Jr., is the son of Robert Kennedy, the president’s brother, who himself was assassinated. Kennedy, Jr., sent out a tweet that included a link to Carlson’s monologue. Kennedy’s tweet stated,

“The most courageous newscast in 60 years. The CIA’s murder of my uncle was a successful coup d’état from which our democracy has never recovered.@Tucker Carlson.”

In his online show System Update, the noted political commentator Glenn Greenwald has also now weighed in on the JFK assassination. You can see his presentation here (go to 43:00). Greenwald doesn’t specifically state his conviction that the CIA helped carry out the JFK assassination but there is no doubt in my mind that, based on his presentation, that is what he believes. In his presentation, he features Carlson’s monologue and Robert Kennedy’s tweet. He also recommends David Talbot’s book The Devil’s Chessboard. For a written summary of Greenwald’s presentation, see here.

The libertarian Reason magazine published an article which, while refraining from taking a position on whether the assassination was, in fact, a national-security-state regime-change operation, called for the release of the CIA’s long-secret assassination-related records.

Even though he is skeptical of claims that November 22, 1963, was a regime-change operation, federal judge John Tunheim is exhorting President Biden and Congress to order the release of the CIA’s long-secret assassination-related records. Tunheim served as chairman of the Assassination Records Review Board in the 1990s. The ARRB was the agency whose job it was to enforce the JFK Records Collection Act. You can see his presentation here at a press conference at the National Press Club.

Posted on: Jan 09 12:37

Journalist Asra Q. Nomani has taken the lead in reporting the latest round of outrages perpetrated by Fairfax County public schools in Virginia. Virginia’s public schools are notorious for their woke racism and allegedly hiding instances of rape and sexual assault in their schools.

Nomani broke the story that top administrators at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJ) allegedly have been hiding academic achievements from students and their parents because ‘equity.’

Nomani is now reporting that two more area school principals allegedly contacted parents via oddly identically-worded emails to inform them that their children had earned the national merit awards but had not been informed by the schools.

The abrupt change of heart appears to have been instigated by Virginia AG Jason Miyares’ announcement of an investigation into the controversy, including possible civil rights violations given that so many of the harmed students are Asian.

Posted on: Jan 09 12:33

A few weeks ago, I reported that a nine-member California Reparations Task Force has estimated that black state residents could receive more than $223,000 each in reparations for the enduring economic effects of racism and slavery.

To put that amount in perspective, it has been estimated that it would cost around $569 billion to compensate the 2.5 million black Californians. That total is more than California’s $512.8billion expenditure in 2021 – which included funding for schools, hospitals, universities, and other civilization-essential services.

Now, the chair of California’s Reparations Task Force has said that black people are really owed $1 million each for “harms.”

Webmaster addition: In the 1490s, the Inquisition tortured my ancestors to convert them to Catholicism. How much am I owed? :)

Posted on: Jan 09 12:32

A new advanced Borei-class nuclear-powered submarine was among three warships that entered service in the Russian Navy on Thursday. Another boat of the same class, which is designed to carry Bulava intercontinental ballistic missiles, was floated for the first time on the same day.

The Russian military conducted three simultaneous ceremonies, during which naval flags were raised on the new vessels, marking the formal beginning their active service.

The Borei-class submarine ‘Generalissimus Suvorov’ was the largest and most powerful of the three. The Borei class forms the backbone of Russia’s naval nuclear deterrence. It is the sixth ship of its kind and though the welcome ceremony was in the city of Severodvinsk in northern Russia, the ‘Generalissimus Suvorov’ is slated to join the Pacific Fleet. 

Posted on: Jan 09 12:31

RuPaul Charles' DragCon is returning to Britain this weekend. The first iteration of this exhibition of transvestite culture took place in Los Angeles in 2015, touted as the debut convention celebrating "the art of drag, queer culture and self-expression for all."

This year's DragCon counts the perforated shoe company Crocs and the children's' television show "Teletubbies" among its sponsors. Both the convention and the after-hours shows are all ages, despite some performers set to walk about with fake sex organs exposed.

The event website states, "DragCon is an all-ages, family friendly event and all are welcome at RuPaul’s DragCon UK. Kids 8 and under are free when accompanied by an adult with a ticket."

Posted on: Jan 09 12:25

She posted on her Facebook page that she has been vaccinated three times.

Posted on: Jan 09 12:24
North Carolina Republican Rep. Dan Bishop said the prolonged battle over the Speaker of the House helped the GOP “advance the ball.”
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:21

 Illegal immigrants in El Paso, Texas, have been arrested, their camps have been taken down, and some have been sent back to Mexico in the week leading up to President Biden’s first visit to the border during his term. 

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Posted on: Jan 09 12:21

Russian influence operations on Twitter in the 2016 presidential election reached relatively few users, most of whom were highly partisan Republicans, and the Russian accounts had no measurable impact in changing minds or influencing voter behavior, according to a study out this morning.

The study, which the New York University Center for Social Media and Politics helmed, explores the limits of what Russian disinformation and misinformation was able to achieve on one major social media platform in the 2016 elections.

“My personal sense coming out of this is that this got way overhyped,” Josh Tucker, one of the report’s authors who is also the co-director of the New York University center, told me about the meaningfulness of the Russian tweets. 

Posted on: Jan 09 12:20
Texas Republican Rep. Chip Roy touted the concessions made by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) in the tense vote for House Speaker that ended Friday.
Posted on: Jan 09 12:20
Mexico’s leftist president Andrés Manuel López Obrador appears to be abandoning his “hugs not bullets” approach to dealing with Mexico’s violent crime problem that is fueled by the country’s notorious drug cartels.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:19
Science fiction is one step closer to reality as several companies debut working prototypes for flying cars.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:19
Former Virginia Tech soccer player Kiersten Hening received a six-figure settlement for dropping a federal lawsuit against the coach she claimed had benched her for refusing to take a knee in support of Black Lives Matter.
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Posted on: Jan 09 12:18

 South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem (R) is looking for answers after the federal government leaked her social security number — and those of her family members — in the public release of records from the January 6 House committee.

Posted on: Jan 09 12:18

President Joe Biden’s (quick) visit to the southern border lasted only a few hours before he jetted off and got back to his cushiony life where his failed policies don’t affect him. 

On Sunday afternoon, Biden visited El Paso, Texas for the first time since taking office, vowing to send federal law enforcement to help with the crisis. 

In just three hours, Biden met with several immigrant rights advocates, walked a stretch of the U.S.-Mexico border, and inspected a port of entry where border agents explained how they search vehicles for drugs, money, and other contraband. 

However, he did not tour government facilities where illegal migrants are being held and processed after crossing into the U.S. He also did not visit downtown El Paso where migrants have lived on the streets. 

Posted on: Jan 09 12:16

House Republicans are getting set to establish a new Judiciary subcommittee to look into how the Executive Branch has investigated and collected information on American citizens.

The subcommittee, if formed, will be known officially as the Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. According to the House resolution that will be up for a vote, it will be composed of up to 13 members.  The New York Times reported that it will be led by none other than Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who will also chair the full Judiciary Committee.

Fox News Digital reached out to Jordan’s office, but they did not immediately respond.

Posted on: Jan 09 12:14

A giant leap for the U.K. space sector is set to take place tonight, Monday (Jan. 9), as Virgin Orbit readies for its first-ever launch from Britain, and from Europe. 

The launch, which could still be hampered by bad weather or technical glitches, will be Virgin Orbit's first from a location other than the company's U.S. homebase in California's Mojave Desert. It will also be the first-ever orbital launch from the U.K., although the country previously launched a satellite into orbit atop a homegrown rocket from Australia in the early 1970s. The new mission, called "Start Me Up," after a song by legendary British band the Rolling Stones, will see Virgin Orbit's converted Boeing 747-400 airplane Cosmic Girl take off from an airport in Newquay, a popular tourist town on the picturesque Atlantic Coast of the Cornwall region in southwest England. 

If all goes to plan, Cosmic Girl, with Virgin Orbit's two-stage Launcher One rocket tucked beneath its wing, will take off from the the Newquay Airport, now dubbed Spaceport Cornwall, between 4:40 and 6 p.m. EST (2140 and 2300 GMT) tonight. Then, it will ascend to an altitude of 35,000 feet (10.6 kilometers) above the Atlantic Ocean before releasing the rocket about an hour into the flight. Launcher One will perform one orbital burn with each of its two stages before releasing its cargo of nine small satellites. You can watch the launch in the window above beginning at 4 p.m. EST (2100 GMT), courtesy of Virgin Orbit, or directly at the company's YouTube(opens in new tab).

Posted on: Jan 09 12:14

Something may have gone very wrong for China's first-ever Mars mission.

China launched Tianwen 1 in July 2020 and the mission's rover, named Zhurong, touched down on the Red Planet in May 2021. The duo explored Mars smoothly until May 2022, when Zhurong was put into hibernation, hunkering down for the harsh winter.

But the rover may not have exited hibernation as expected, according to reports from Space News(opens in new tab), which cite reporting from the South China Morning Post(opens in new tab) (SCMP), an English-language newspaper based in Hong Kong, that Zhurong was expected to wake up in December and hasn't called home yet. And simultaneously, the Tianwen 1 Mars orbiter appears to be experiencing a communications glitch.

Posted on: Jan 09 12:11