News and Headlines.7/16/2021

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Creepy Facebook Engineer Used Data from Platform to Stalk Woman After Fight

Business Insider reports that according to an upcoming book by Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang titled: An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination, a Facebook engineer abused his access to Facebook user data to track down a woman who had left him after they fought while traveling together.

The engineer, who is not named, allegedly accessed the data to “confront” the woman with whom he had been vacationing in Europe after she left their hotel room. The engineer was able to use Facebook user data to determine her location at a different hotel.

Another Facebook engineer reportedly used his employee access to dig up information on a woman he had dated after she stopped responding to his messages.

Using Facebook’s tools, the engineer was able to gain access to “years of private conversations with friends over Facebook messenger, events attended, photographs uploaded (including those she had deleted), and posts she had commented or clicked on.”

As the woman also had Facebook installed on her phone, he was able to track her location in real-time.

Shocking video shows little boy nearly abducted off Queens street

A shocking new video shows the moment a creep tried to snatch a 5-year-old boy off a Queens sidewalk as the child walked with his mother and siblings, cops say.

An unknown man jumped out of the driver’s seat, ran up to the little boy and grabbed him and shoved him into the back seat of the vehicle, the chilling footage shows.

The mother frantically ran over to the car and pulled the boy out through an open window before the vehicle sped off, the video shows.

Arizona authorities arrest 40 men accused of child sex crimes

The men, ranging between 20 and 64 years old, were arrested on suspicion of charges that included luring a minor for sexual exploitation, aggravated luring a minor for sexual exploitation, child sex trafficking and attempted sexual conduct with a minor.

The operation was the result of a partnership involving the Tempe Police Department, Homeland Security, the FBI and the Attorney General’s office, as well as Phoenix, Messa and Scottsdale police.

“Throughout the operational period, undercover detectives placed ads on websites commonly sought out by suspects seeking illegal sex acts,” police told Fox 10 Phoenix.

“The suspects reportedly solicited and/or brokered deals for various sex acts and were subsequently arrested.”

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger blasts site for left-wing bias: ‘The word for it is propaganda’

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger feels the site is now biased. (Getty Images)
Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger feels the site is now biased. (Getty Images)

Wikipedia co-founder Larry Sanger continued his criticism this week of the online encyclopedia that he helped create, citing the page on President Biden as an example of its leftist bias.

Sanger feels Wikipedia has changed considerably since he founded it alongside Jimmy Wales in 2001 and has been a critic for more than a decade.

He said the site is no longer committed to neutrality and doesn’t feature different points of view.

“Wikipedia is known, now, by everyone to have a lot of influence in the world … so there is a very big, nasty, complex game being played behind the scenes to make the articles say what somebody wants them to say,” Sanger said, adding the site has a liberal bias.

BODYCAMS: SWAT Officer Returns Fire, Through Car Window, At Suspect Of Shooting Deputy’s 4 Year Old

Houston, TX – Bodycam footage has just been released of an incident that occurred on June 20th, when police were chasing down a suspect who broke into a Harris County deputy’s home.

Shortly before 2:30 am on the day of the incident Cristian Alfaro broke into an apartment that belonged to Harris County Precinct 1 deputy constable and his family.

Alfaro shot the off duty deputy’s wife and 4 year old step daughter. The wife sustained a gunshot wound to her leg and was in stable condition.

The 4 year old sustained a gunshot wound to her arm and required surgery. Both have recovered at this time.

One Texas Police Officer Killed, Four Shot By Barricaded Suspect, Now In Custody

Sgt. Josh Bartlett of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office
Sgt. Josh Bartlett of the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office 

Levelland, TX – A Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant was shot and killed and four other officers were shot by a barricaded suspect in a residence on Thursday afternoon.

The incident began after a report of a man possibly armed just after 1PM Thursday on a residential street in Levelland, about 30 miles west of Lubbock.  Officers arrived and gunfire erupted shortly after. The suspect then barricaded himself inside the home and a standoff ensued, triggering the Lubbock County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team to respond to the location.

PHOTOGRAPHIC PROOF! The shots being referred to as ‘vaccines’ are absolutely poisonous, and the proof is now here!

North Carolina Deputy Shot Responding to Domestic Violence Incident

While responding to a domestic disturbance incident Thursday, a deputy with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office was shot.

Around 1:00 am Thursday, a nine-year-old child went to a neighbor’s house to tell them that his mother was being assaulted by his stepdad, and the neighbor called 911.

Police arrived and forced entry into the residence when there was no answer at the door. Once inside, 29-year-old Christopher Payne started shooting.

Payne is being charged with assault on a law enforcement officer with a firearm, felony child abuse and other weapons offenses. He’s currently being held on a $10 million bond.

WSOC-TV reported that in addition to the above charges, Payne was also served with an outstanding order for arrest for failure to appear on previous assault on a female, communicating threats, and second-degree trespassing.

One dead in Hollywood Walk of Fame shooting involving LAPD officer

A suspect is seen pointing an object toward a police officer along the Hollywood Walk of Fame, July 15, 2021. (Los Angeles Police Department)
(Los Angeles Police Department)

LAPD says they received multiple calls of a man armed with a gun walking on Hollywood Blvd. 

When officers arrived on scene they located the armed man near the McDonalds’s restaurant on Hollywood Blvd.

 According to LAPD, at that time an officer-involved shooting occurred and the man was struck by gunfire. 

He was taken to a local hospital where he later died. 

Officers say they found a replica handgun on scene. 

Convicted terrorists lead religious services in federal prisons: IG

(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
(AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

Convicted terrorists – some associated with al-Qaeda, the Islamic State and Al-Shabaab – were allowed to lead religious services in federal prisons because of a shortage of chaplains, according to a recent inspector general report evaluating the Bureau of Prisons. 

Moreover, the bureau’s internal watchdog found prison officials had little oversight of what was being said or taught during some of the inmate-led religious services. 

“At two other facilities we learned that inmates with ties to two prominent terrorist groups, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Shabaab were permitted to lead services, with at least one doing so on a regular basis at this facility,” the report continues.

The investigation found inadequate monitoring of the inmate-led services. 

Detroit woman spots car-theft suspect in barbershop, drags him by his dreadlocks: report

A Detroit woman tracked her stolen car for days - and then confronted the man driving it as he was getting his dreds done.
A Detroit woman tracked her stolen car for days – and then confronted the man driving it as he was getting his dreds done.

Two days after the car went missing, Chambers spotted the suspect inside a local barbershop – so she went in and dragged the man along the shop’s floor by his dreadlocks, FOX 2 of Detroit reported.

“At that point, I was like, ‘I’m not letting this man walk again,’” Chambers told the station.

Customers at the barbershop helped Chambers make a citizens’ arrest until authorities could take over, the station reported.

What COVID Injections Do To Your BLOOD! Doctor Releases Horrific Findings!

Tucker Carlson: Coronavirus lockdowns had ‘greater costs than we ever imagined’

Fox News medical contributor Dr. Marc Siegel on drug overdose deaths hitting a record-high during the pandemic

Is California ‘PURPOSEFULLY’ destroying this small business?

It seems like some politicians are purposefully trying to destroy the lives and dreams of certain Americans, specifically small business owners.

Dave Foldes spoke to Glenn over six months ago after THIS audience raised thousands of dollars for his restaurant that refused to close: Cronies Sports Grill.

Now, despite making progress in his administrative battle against LA, the city of Agoura Hills, California is coming for Cronies instead.
And the reasoning is INSANE.

But Foldes isn’t giving up, and neither are his supporters. It’s the ultimate David vs. Goliath showdown.

Gordon Chang: China is Weakening the US Through Fentanyl | CLIP | American Thought Leaders

China expert Gordon Chang explains how the CCP is trafficking fentanyl through the US border in an effort to kill Americans and weaken the US, all towards their goal of global supremacy.

Chang also explains that our weakened border security means border agents are unable to keep up with the flow.

Tucker: Why is Mark Milley still in command of US military?

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host claims the general was ‘undermining’ the Trump White House:

Now we know that Mark Milley himself is the sort of person who considers military coups entirely within the realm of possibility.

A new book, written by reporters at The Washington Post who cover Milley, reveals the current chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff as a legitimate extremist — the last person you’d give power to if you could possibly help it.


Prosecutor hid investigation of Hunter Biden during campaign

(Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP Photo)
(Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File/AP Photo)

Last summer, federal officials in Delaware investigating Hunter Biden faced a dilemma.
The probe had reached a point where prosecutors could have sought search warrants and issued a flurry of grand jury subpoenas.

They advised Delaware’s U.S. Attorney, David Weiss, to avoid taking any actions that could alert the public to the existence of the case in the middle of a presidential election.

Weiss decided to wait, averting the possibility that the investigation would become a months-long campaign issue.

The probe, which is focused on possible tax law violations, has also examined Hunter Biden’s business dealings with foreign interests — a topic that has animated Biden detractors — and its existence first came to light amid a controversy about the leak of Hunter Biden’s laptop files.

‘One Of My Constituents Got This In The Mail’: John Kennedy Presents Surprising Letter At Hearing

At yesterday’s Senate Appropriations Committee hearing, Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) questioned Labor Secretary Marty Walsh about a letter a constituent allegedly received about the census which contained a $5 bill.

Nancy and Paul Pelosi Making Millions in Stock Trades in Companies She Actively Regulates

(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

The Speaker, already one of the richest members in Congress, has become far richer through investment maneuvers in Big Tech, as she privately chats with their CEOs.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is the sixth-richest member of Congress, according to the most recent financial disclosure statements filed in 2019. As the California Democrat has risen through party ranks and obtained more and more political power, her personal wealth has risen right along with it.

Even by the standards of wealth that define that legislative body — “more than half of those in Congress are millionaires” — the wealth and lifestyle of the long-time liberal politician and most powerful lawmaker in Washington are lavish.

Much of their added wealth is due to extremely lucrative and “lucky” decisions about when to buy and sell stocks and options in the very industries and companies over which Pelosi, as House Speaker, exercises enormous and direct influence.

Susan Rice ordered to sell $2.7M stake in oil pipeline company after project moves forward

AP/Mark Humphrey
AP/Mark Humphrey

The Office of Government Ethics ordered Rice to divest from the company on July 9, according to filings first reported by Fox Business.

Last month, Biden administration officials indicated they would not withdraw permission for Line 3 in a major boon for the company.

The Office of Government Ethics also ordered Rice, who is director of the Domestic Policy Council, as well as her husband and family trust to divest from smaller holdings that may present a conflict of interest.

BLM & AOC Prove They Really Are Communists!

As if we needed more proof, but here it is.
And here’s the Simple Truth.

Tammy Bruce: ‘Classic fascism’ for government to work with corporations to censor ‘misinformation’

Fox Nation host Tammy Bruce told “The Faulkner Focus” on Friday that American corporations working with the government on potential censorship is “classic fascism.”

Bruce reacted to White House press secretary Jen Psaki announcing that the administration is working on flagging Facebook on “misinformation” about COVID-19 vaccines.

Trump Senior Advisor: General Milley is the military’s Robert Mueller | National Report

Trump Senior advisor Jason Miller responds to reports from upcoming books that General Mark Milley made the claim that former President Donald J. Trump was planning a coup – Via Newsmax’s ‘National Report.’

Border crisis is most expensive ‘welcome to America party’: Rep. Kat Cammack

Rep. Kat Cammack, R-Fla., shares her experience visiting the southern border and discusses the Biden administration’s approach to immigration.

George W. Bush Wrong On Afghanistan

In this excerpt, I disagree with former President George W. Bush, who gave a rare interview to express his dismay with President Biden’s decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Afghanistan.

World News:

US Air Force to Send Dozens of F-22 Fighter Jets to the Pacific Amid Tensions With China

An F-22 Raptor shows the internal bays as it does a fly-by during the airshow at Joint Andrews Air Base, Md., on Sept. 16, 2017. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)
An F-22 Raptor shows the internal bays as it does a fly-by during the airshow at Joint Andrews Air Base, Md., on Sept. 16, 2017. (Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Pacific Air Forces in Hawaii this week said approximately 25 F-22s Raptors from the Hawaii Air National Guard and from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, will deploy this month to Guam and Tinian islands for Operation Pacific Iron 2021.

“We have never had this many Raptors deployed together in the Pacific Air Forces area of operations,” Gen. Ken Wilsbach, Pacific Air Forces commander, told CNN.

The F-22s are fifth-generation combat jets, the world’s most advanced fighter aircraft, incorporating stealth technologies and connecting onboard sensor systems with off-board information systems to give their pilots a detailed view of the battlespace. U.S. F-35s are another example.

Chinese Residents Face Ban on Work or Salary Without Vaccination

People receiving the China National Biotec Group (CNBG) COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine in Nantong, in China's eastern Jiangsu province, on July 5, 2021. (STR/AFP via Getty Images)
This photo taken on July 5, 2021 shows people receiving the China National Biotec Group (CNBG) Covid-19 coronavirus vaccine in Nantong, in China’s eastern Jiangsu province. China OUT (Photo by STR/AFP via Getty Images)

According to a July 13 government report in Tanghe, a county located in landlocked Henan Province, only proof of vaccination or contraindication to vaccination will grant a citizen access to local public places including public transportation.

Meanwhile, employees or contractors who do not get vaccinated, will not be paid, nor be allowed to work, said an official notice on vaccination promotion, issued by Tanghe Command Center for COVID-19 Control and Prevention on Wednesday.

The new rule applied to every public servant across the county that meets the conditions of vaccination, including temporary workers and retired staff, all of whom will be reminded by home visits or phone calls.

South Korea to Build Its Own ‘Iron Dome’ Against North Korean Threats

A missile from the Israeli Iron Dome, launched during the Operation Pillar of DefenseIsrael Defense Forces/Flickr
A missile from the Israeli Iron Dome, launched during the Operation Pillar of DefenseIsrael Defense Forces/Flickr

South Korea is pursuing the development of its own Iron Dome, after witnessing the success of a defensive missile system in the Israel-Hamas conflict earlier this year.

The country is willing to spend $2.6 billion on this technology that will protect its capital city of Seoul and other key areas that sit a few miles away from its border with North Korea, Reuters reports.

The country has now approved plans to construct its own Iron Dome that experts suggest would be more sophisticated than Israel’s version.

The exorbitant cost of $2.6 billion of the project, which is expected to be completed by 2035, is actually minuscule to the annual defense budget of approximately $50 billion.

SARS outbreak ‘gave China the template’ on secretive handling of COVID-19

Former diplomatic advisor Andrew Phelan says the SARS outbreak in 2003 “gave China the template” on how to handle COVID-19 with secrecy.

Mr Phelan said everything “sensitive in China is censored”, with censorship coming from the highest echelons of government.

“This happened at SARS in 2003, and it has happened more so this time. In fact, SARS gave China the template for how to handle this sort of crisis,” Mr Phelan told Sky News host Chris Smith.

“Instead of inviting the US CDC to come in and work with them and help them, they censored everything.

“The party chief in Wuhan was censored, the censorship came from top down.”

Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist killed by Taliban in Afghanistan

Siddiqui told Reuters he had been wounded by shrapnel before the Taliban attacked again, killing him. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters
Siddiqui told Reuters he had been wounded by shrapnel before the Taliban attacked again, killing him. Photograph: Mohammad Ismail/Reuters

Siddiqui was in the border town of Spin Boldak on assignment with Afghan security forces when he was caught in Taliban crossfire, an Afghan commander told the news agency.

He had documented the intense pressure on Afghan commando units in a story published earlier this week.

Before his death on Friday morning, Siddiqui told Reuters he had been wounded in the arm by shrapnel during fighting at the key border town of Spin Boldak, but had been given treatment, and that the Taliban had retreated.

The Afghan commando said Siddiqui was talking to shopkeepers when the group attacked again, killing him.

Afghans flee to eastern Turkey as Taliban takes control amid chaos

A family from Ghazni who left Afghanistan 28 days ago, wait in Tatvan, eastern Turkey, for a smuggler to take them to Istanbul. Photograph: Ruşen Takva
A family from Ghazni who left Afghanistan 28 days ago, wait in Tatvan, eastern Turkey, for a smuggler to take them to Istanbul. Photograph: Ruşen Takva

Chaos has quickly engulfed Afghanistan following the withdrawal of US and Nato troops after 20 years fighting against the jihadist movement; the Taliban claim to be in control of 85% of the country, kindling fears of renewed civil war.

Turkey is the world’s biggest host of refugees and is home to approximately 4 million: the majority are Syrian, at 3.7 million, but Afghans make up the second biggest group.

In 2020, 23,000 Afghans applied for international protection in Turkey, according to data available on the directorate general of migration management’s website.

US military jet stops in Taiwan, China angry; Mike Pence: China becoming an ‘evil empire’

The U.S. is strengthening sanctions on China over its genocide against ethnic minorities. A new bill from the Senate bans imports from China’s Xinjiang region.

An American military aircraft, stopped briefly in Taiwan. The move angers Beijing —while a Taiwanese lawmaker fights back.

Biden’s new Navy secretary nominee says if confirmed, he’ll ‘exclusively focus on the China threat,’ and defend Taiwan ‘as much as humanly possible.’

China is becoming an ‘evil empire,’ and the U.S. may be enabling it. That’s according to former Vice-President Mike Pence.

And China sells 550-million vaccine doses to the W.H.O.’s global vaccine program. But a U.S. agency is criticizing Beijing for not donating them instead.


No More Word Games ft. Christopher Rufo | The Liz Wheeler Show

Despite what Democrats say, Critical Race Theory is NOT just about being anti-racist or anti-slavery.

Christopher Rufo is known for pulling no punches when it comes to the Left’s linguistic smokescreens, and today, he joins Liz Wheeler to unpack CRT’s Marxist underpinnings and sinister teachings.

How can we protect our children’s minds when teacher unions are pushing forward the implementation of CRT in our schools?

Socialism Always Leads to Violence

Some Americans must find it odd to see Cubans protesting. Aren’t they thrilled with their “excellent free health care and education?”

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez praises “Democratic Socialism” and told comedian Stephen Colbert, “in a modern, moral and wealthy society, no person in America should be too poor to live.”

But socialism shouldn’t be cool, Gloria Alvarez reported recently, noting that it wrecks economies. In this video she points out that it also leads to government using force against its own citizens.

Regimes that call themselves socialist have killed millions of people. Tens of millions were killed in the USSR. Same in China. Millions also died in Cambodia and North Korea, which claimed to follow socialist ideals.

Students Confused To See “CONTROVERSIAL” American Flag Flown By Cuban Protesters

Cuban protestors have been seen flying the American flag as a symbol of freedom and democracy over the past couple of days. But do young Americans think the flag represents the same thing?

Campus Reform reporter Ophelie Jacobson talked with students in front of the United States Capitol about the American flag and what it means to them.