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Officials in the city of Eudora, Arkansas, said they are enforcing a mandatory emergency curfew after struggling to stop what the city’s mayor described as a “rampage of shootings.”

The city of fewer than 3,000 residents has recently experienced more than 10 shootings, according to Mayor Tomeka Butler, including one which killed a local resident on Dec. 24. Facing increased crime, few actionable leads, and limited police resources, Butler announced the “civil emergency curfew” on Dec. 27.

The curfew applies from 8 p.m. until 6 a.m. with exceptions for both employment and medical emergencies, officials said.

In a statement to ABC News, Butler said that the frequency of these shootings are unprecedented, adding “this is the first time these acts of this magnitude have taken place.”

“Should you be caught during curfew hours, you will be subject to being stopped and searched,” Butler said in a video posted to Facebook, in which four law enforcement officers stood behind her.

In the video and on other posts, Butler pleaded for community members to work together to stop the violence.

“Please help us bring these senseless acts of crime to a stop,” she said.

Webmaster addition: Lock up the shooters!

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Posted on: Jan 02 10:12
After nearly half of a decade, Congressional Democrats finally released former President Donald J. Trump’s tax returns and you won’t believe what happened next!
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Posted on: Jan 02 10:12
CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen rang in the New Year on the network by taking shots of non-alcoholic substances.
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Posted on: Jan 02 10:12
Documents that were discovered in hacked emails from a Russian media broadcaster reveal that Russia and China have signed agreements to cooperate at coordinating propaganda that counters information in the free Western world.
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Posted on: Jan 02 10:11
German law enforcement officials reportedly believe that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is a designated terrorist organization by the U.S., is behind a series of attacks on Jewish centers inside the country.
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Posted on: Jan 02 10:10

ARTIFICIAL intelligence has offered a horrifying vision of what the world faces in nuclear armageddon and World War 3.

Responding to prompts such as "nuclear bomb", "war" and "apocalypse" - the AI tool produced a series of truly grim pictures which could offer a glimpse into the future.

Pictures show devastated cityscapes burning with what could be nuclear fire and grim looking soldiers amongst the ruins.

Mushroom clouds rise over desolate landscapes - including one seen looming beside the US Capitol building in Washington DC.

Strange looking machines rumble in what the AI envisioned could be the weapons of the future

And lone figures walk amongst eerie, unrecognisable hellscapes when the AI was asked who it thinks could be the "last man on earth".

Huge fireballs are seen descending towards burning cities in what could be a nuclear attack.

Soldiers walk amongst ruined landscapes as aircraft, appearing to be giant quadcopter drones fly overhead.

And when asked about what could happen to London, it produced what appears to be an image of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

And another image shows what could be Oxford or Regent Street utterly deserted as its left in total ruin.

Tags: WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WMD
Posted on: Jan 02 10:10
The Idaho murders suspect is expected to waive his right to have his upcoming extradition hearing in front of a judge, according to a new report.
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Posted on: Jan 02 10:10
It seems that Dr. Anthony Fauci, the president’s outgoing top medical adviser and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), is a little embarrassed that The New York Times saw his gigantic wall filled with portraits of himself in his home office.
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Posted on: Jan 02 10:09

"Happy New Year" was wished by B. Putin to NATO and B. Zelensky with the Russian Air Force and Navy launching two fierce successive missile attacks within a few hours against military targets throughout the country.

Russia has refuted British intelligence on the ground: Pounding Ukraine for 3 days in a row, which has never been done before, shows the preparation for a large-scale ground attack.

Today it launched two missile waves, yesterday one and on the 29th of the month two more.

Total 5 missile attacks with over 400 missiles and drones. Today alone the first wave included 70 missiles.

A few hours later a second wave followed.

Within minutes there were mass launches from the Caspian, Black Sea, western Russia from warships and strategic bombers.

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Jan 02 10:08

More than 586,000 individuals have received a bivalent Covid-19 vaccine as at last Monday. 

This is 200,000 more from the previous update by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Dec 12. 

In response to queries from The Straits Times, MOH said more than 133,000 individuals have received a shot of the bivalent Pfizer-BioNTech/Comirnaty vaccine and over 453,000 have received the bivalent Moderna/Spikevax vaccine.

Bivalent vaccines provide protection against the original Sars-CoV-2 strain of the virus, as well as the Omicron sub-variants.

MOH said on Saturday that there are still about 39,000 eligible seniors who have not yet achieved minimum protection. This is down from the 40,000 figure provided in mid-December.

Minimum protection against Covid-19 requires individuals aged five and above to complete three mRNA or Novavax/Nuvaxovid doses, or four Sinovac-CoronaVac doses. 

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Posted on: Jan 02 10:05

Teachers in Singapore say they will likely have to move from assignments requiring regurgitation to those that require greater critical thinking, to stay ahead in the fight against plagiarism.

This comes on the back of the rise of ChatGPT, an intelligent chatbot that is able to spin essays and solve mathematical equations in seconds.

ChatGPT, developed by San Francisco research firm OpenAI, is being talked about as a major step forward in artificial intelligence (AI), especially its latest version released in November.

Simple and free of charge – for now – the chatbot has prompted some schools to start thinking of ways to mitigate cheating, ahead of students’ return to schools.

ChatGPT’s ability to break down complicated concepts into simple language and respond to follow-up questions logically has raised concerns over whether existing plagiarism detection software used in schools, such as Turnitin, can sniff out text drafted by bots.

Singapore educators interviewed said they have not encountered cases of cheating with the aid of ChatGPT, as its latest version turned viral only during the school holidays.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, EDUCATION
Posted on: Jan 02 10:05

A TikTok user is stepping on dangerous ground as she claims that people going to the gym are afraid of getting fat.

The user goes by the name “Anti Diet BFF,” and she is less than thrilled to step into a gym.

According to Fox News, the mouthy influencer also stated, “Wanting to work out doesn’t make anyone fatphobic, but the motivations for why you want to go to the gym do.”

The insanity of some people and how they try, and brand people are right up there with bullying. She is trying to shame people for wanting to stay fit and in good shape.

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Posted on: Jan 02 10:04

Residents in California’s Lake Tahoe region woke to piles of snow on Sunday, January 1, following a winter storm in the area.

Footage captured by John Mahl shows snow-covered trees and cars on Silvertip Drive in Tahoe City on Sunday morning.

“It was snowing nonstop for about 20 hours,” Mahl told Storyful. Credit: John Mahl via Storyful

Webmaster addition:

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 02 10:02
Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Jan 02 10:01

A swath of films, books and other media projects with far-left messages failed with audiences and consumers this year, according to box office numbers and sales.

Disney's first animated film with an openly LGBT character "Strange World," tanked at the box office last month. The film had a whopping $180 million budget but only took in $24 million when it opened during the Thanksgiving holiday week, according to Variety. Pixar's latest installment in the popular Toy Story franchise, "Lightyear," failed to meet expectations, earning $51 million at the box office. The family-friendly series owned by Disney attracted headlines for having a same-sex kiss.

"Lightyear" debuted to $51 million last summer, falling short of the $70 million minimum it was expected to earn.

"Lightyear" debuted to $51 million last summer, falling short of the $70 million minimum it was expected to earn. (AP Newsroom)

Another film focused on LGBT characters, "Bros," didn't move the needle at the box office, either. Star Billy Eichner furiously warned "homophobes" on Twitter to not come see the movie. It grossed $14.8 million worldwide, according to Box Office Mojo. The New York Times suggested "homophobia" could be the reason the gay romantic comedy was unsuccessful.

Movies with overtly political themes like the star-studded "Amsterdam" also failed to attract audiences this year. The film about friends who uncover a plot to overthrow the government, featured Robert De Niro's character giving a "thinly veiled speech telling off Trump." 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY, ENTERTAINMENT
Posted on: Jan 02 09:56

Arizona Republican Abraham Hamadeh announced today that his legal team is filing a Motion for Stay to delay the inauguration for the AZ Office of Attorney General next week until all matters regarding potential discrepancies in the recount and litigation are resolved. He also requested that the current Arizona attorney general, Mark Brnovich “remain in office until all issues are resolved.”

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, VOTE FRAUD
Posted on: Jan 02 09:55

homeless Oregon woman has been arrested and charged for pushing a three-year-old girl onto a train track in a shocking moment captured on video in a city where the homelessness crisis continues to spiral out of control.  

Brianna Lace Workman, 32, allegedly shoved the little girl onto the Gateway Transit Center MAX platform in Portland on Thursday. It's the latest shocking incident as crime surges in the Democratic stronghold.

The little girl, wearing a pink coat, was waiting in line with her mother as surveillance footage captured someone in a red hat, allegedly Workman, pushing her face-first onto the metal rail.

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Posted on: Jan 02 09:53
President Joe Biden’s first big trip of the year is set to feature a rare appearance with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
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Posted on: Jan 02 09:53
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel says House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) appears to be “on track” to win the speaker’s race.
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Posted on: Jan 02 09:52
Republican Wisconsin Congressman Mike Gallagher compared TikTok to “digital fentanyl” amid efforts to ban the app in the U.S.
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Posted on: Jan 02 09:51

Just 12 days after receiving the shot, she started suffering from a headache. Her family brought her to the emergency room, where doctors found out she had a brain hemorrhage.

She's one of the reasons why the United States has chosen to put a pause on the Johnson & Johnson [vaccine distribution](https://cafemom.com/news/child-accidentally-vaccinated-coronavirus). While these results aren't typical whatsoever, authorities wanted to be safe rather than sorry.

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Posted on: Jan 02 09:51
One Republican governor vows to do all he can to ensure former President Donald Trump is not the GOP nominee in 2024.
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Posted on: Jan 02 09:51
Video shows an inmate wriggling his way out of a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department cruiser on Saturday before being quickly detained again.
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Posted on: Jan 02 09:50
Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is starting the new year making very clear whose side he is on–and it is not Republican voters. After betraying the incoming GOP House majority by negotiating a $1.7 trillion omnibus funding bill in the lame duck Congress last month to deny House Republicans the chance to control federal spending this year, McConnell is set to host Joe Biden in Kentucky on Wednesday at a “bipartisan” celebration of Biden’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill passed in 2021 with help from McConnell.
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Posted on: Jan 02 09:49
Many people view cruising alone down the open road as the ultimate form of freedom. We regret to inform you that liberty will completely evaporate soon unless Congress acts.
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Posted on: Jan 02 09:48

More than 45,000 migrants crossed the Channel to the UK from mainland Europe in 2022, surpassing the previous year's record by more than 17,000, according to government figures released Sunday.

The issue has become a huge political problem for the Conservative government, which has promised to bring down illegal immigration and break the smuggling gangs that carry out the crossings.

In total, 45,756 people made the dangerous small-boat crossing of one of the world's busiest shipping lanes last year, compared with 28,526 in 2021.

Four people died last month when a small boat packed with migrants capsized in freezing temperatures in the Channel.

A fishing boat in the area plucked 43 people from the frigid waters.

Tags: GREAT BRITAIN/ UK, IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Jan 02 09:47

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) officials recently discussed how to deal with the next approaching market collapse and hide alarming data from depositors to prevent bank runs, video of a meeting shows.

The FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee (SRAC) held a meeting in November to discuss how the next market crash would occur and what steps would need to be taken to ensure not everybody tries pulling their money out of the financial system at the same time.

“You’ve got to think of the unintended consequences of taking a public that has more full faith and confidence in the banking system than maybe the people in this room do,” one FDIC member noted.

Tags: ECONOMY
Posted on: Jan 02 09:44

Jeffrey Epstein was convicted of sex trafficking charges before committing suicide [we are told]  while incarcerated.

Since then, his alleged partner in crime has also stood trial. Now, the rabbit hole into the sex trafficking operation is getting deeper. The U.S. Virgin Islands accuse a bank of being a key player in the operation.

The Daily Wire says, “The disgraced hedge fund manager owned Little St. James, a part of the island system considered a territory of the United States, where he may have hosted several high-profile lawmakers and business leaders. JPMorgan allegedly concealed transactions that raised suspicion of the sex trafficking enterprise, according to the lawsuit, which was obtained by The New York Times and Bloomberg.”

The lawsuit points out that JPMorgan Chase would usually have seen and investigated the transactions that paid people in the sex trafficking ring. However, the bank hid the transactions instead of investigating and reporting them.

Webmaster addition: More and more it looks like Epstein's island full of underage honey-traps was part of an intelligence operation.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Jan 02 09:42