News and Headlines 12/24/2021: Keeping you informed.

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10 men arrested in Virginia for attempting to solicit sex from minors

The sting operation sought to identify and arrest those using the internet for the purposes of exploiting children, according to Fox 5.

In each of the 10 cases, the offenders used online platforms to “initiate explicit conversations and solicit sex from police officers posing as children,” the outlet wrote.

When the suspects arrived at previously agreed upon locations, detectives took the men into custody.

“Even during this holiday season, there are those who would prey against our most vulnerable, our children,” said Major Ed O’Carroll, Bureau Chief, Major Crimes, Cyber and Forensics Bureau.

‘Crime is made up’: Woke teachers force middle school pupils to listen to BLM activists

Video of the talk – which featured Indy10 BLM activists Jessica Louise, Kyra Jay Harvey, Michelle Anastasia and Leah Derray – was recently leaked by Tony Kinnett, district science coordinator and instructional coach for Indianapolis Public Schools.

The footage shows how teachers permitted the guest speakers to tell students they were living in a ‘misogynistic, masculine society’ that uses white supremacy and capitalism to harm black people, according to the Daily Caller, which obtained and first reported on the video.

The activists, focusing heavily on racial inequality, alleged that the American justice system treats black, brown and poor people less favorably than white people.

LAPD: Girl, 14, killed by police as they shot at suspect

“While conducting that search for the suspect, the officers encountered an individual who was in the process of assaulting another, and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” Spell said, adding that officers opened fire when they saw the suspect assaulting another person. “The suspect was struck by gunfire.”

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and declared two people dead at the scene.

One of the people who died was the suspect, who was shot and killed by police, according to LAPD.

The second person was a 14-year-old girl, who was found later, according to LAPD Assistant Chief Dominic Choi.

VIDEO: Woman with pickaxe shoplifts at Rite Aid in Venice

The Los Angeles Police Department responded to a call of a robbery at a Rite Aid in the 800 block of Lincoln Boulevard.

The video, shared by John Mahaffey, shows a woman walking around the store with a pickaxe and a shopping cart and cussing people out. 

She also allegedly threatened employees who tried to take her basket.

As of Thursday morning, police were still searching for the pickaxe-wielding suspect. No one was hurt in the bizarre incident.

Minnesota gives non-white patients preferential access to life-saving COVID treatment

Minnesota says healthcare providers should provide non-white patients with preferential access to monoclonal antibodies (mAbs). This isn’t a conspiracy theory; it’s written in a state document and apparently upheld by local hospitals.

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) says in a document titled “Ethical Framework for Allocation of Monoclonal Antibodies during the COVID-19 Pandemic” that “race and ethnicity alone, apart from other underlying health conditions, may be considered in determining eligibility for mAbs [monoclonal antibodies].”

Based on this scoring metric, if two pregnant women, one black and the other white, visited a hospital with limited mAbs supplies, the black woman would receive priority because her score would be six, but the white woman’s score would only be four.

This isn’t a theoretical model either; it’s apparently being used in Minnesota hospitals.

Parents outraged after brazen teacher calls them ‘bigots’ in Dr. Seuss-style poem

Krista Tyler speaks at a Leander ISD school board meeting.Twitter / @libsoftiktok
Krista Tyler speaks at a Leander ISD school board meeting.Twitter / @libsoftiktok

Krista Tyler, instructional technology specialist at Grisham Middle School in the Round Rock Independent School District (ISD) read the poem at the Leander ISD school board meeting Dec. 16.

Parents in Round Rock ISD and Leander ISD expressed outrage over Tyler’s poem.

Leander ISD pulled 11 books for sexual content earlier this month. 

“The opinions of the teacher who recently spoke at the board meeting illustrate the utter disconnect some teachers have with their communities,” Orlando Salinas, a father of one child in Round Rock ISD and other children too young for public schools, told Fox News. He said the teachers “are under the impression that parents are coming to these meetings in the spirit of political divisiveness, when this is not the case.”

Marine who criticized Afghan withdrawal, called for accountability discharged

Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr.
Former Marine Lt. Col. Stuart Scheller Jr.

“I was released from the Marine Corps today, Thursday, December 23rd, 2021. I am filled with mixed emotions. I would like to sincerely thank the Marine Corps for forging me into a man,” Scheller said. “And from the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank all the Marines who served, led, bled, and suffered alongside me the past 17 years.”

The now-former Marine said he received a general discharge under honorable conditions, which is lower than an honorable discharge.

Scheller recalled that since August he has been “relieved of command” and “slandered as homicidal/suicidal by the USMC’s public affairs team,” in addition to being imprisoned for days “under the false pretense of ‘flight risk,'” and had his medical records and details of the investigation into him leaked to media.


Rand Paul: Biden Government ‘Wasted the Taxes of 3,430,636 People’

'Then Uncle Sam WASTED the taxes of: 3,430,636 people'
‘Then Uncle Sam WASTED the taxes of: 3,430,636 people’

In “The Festivus Report 2021,” Paul also found an NIH grant for a “study of pigeons gambling on slot machines.”

“This year, I am highlighting a whopping $52,598,515,585 of waste, including a study of pigeons gambling on slot machines, giving kids junk food, and telling citizens of Vietnam not to burn their trash.”

“No matter how much money’s already been wasted, politicians keep demanding even more,” he added.

“That is roughly the population of Los Angeles, California; Chicago, Illinois; or 50.74 times the size of Senator Paul’s hometown of Bowling Green, KY.

“So, the question is: Was it your money that was wasted?”

79% of Republicans, 41% of Democrats Believe It Somewhat Likely That Cheating Affected Outcome of 2020 Presidential Election

A new Rasmussen poll finds that 79% of Republicans, 58% of unaffiliated voters, and even 41% of Democrats believe it is somewhat likely that cheating affected the 2020 election.

Via Rasmussen:

An overwhelming majority of American voters believe Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s multimillion-dollar effort to influence the 2020 presidential election was a bad thing for democracy, and most still think cheating influenced the election outcome.

Rand Paul Destroys The Jab Narrative In Epic Takedown Of HHS Secretary Becerra

A year of Biden admin. foreign policy failures

Joe Biden missed the mark on several of his foreign policy goals for 2021. Here’s more on his series of blunders.

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Sixty-year old male pedophile who identifies as 5-year-old girl convicted of breaching court order

Janiel Verainer, of Chatham, UK, was found by the court to have breached a sexual harm order imposed in 2016 after he was found kissing a small girl outside of a cafe in Thanet, UK.

At the time, child sexual exploitation images were also found on Verainer’s devices. Verainer was sentenced to 15 months in prison, and the sexual harm prevention order – one requiring he stay away from all children – was implemented.

But over the last year, Verainer repeated his offence, this time approaching two little girls and kissing them.

During the hearing for his violation, Verainer was dressed like an elf, wearing a green and red dress, red and white thigh-high stockings, and a festive sweater. He was allegedly sucking his thumb throughout.

UK: Trans-Identified Male Pedophile Jailed After Raping Dog

Claire Goodier, born John, had his devices seized after a routine check by police found he had been searching the internet for bestiality content.

The check, initiated in 2019, had police find enough evidence to remove the devices from Goodier’s possession and do a full analysis. Two years later, police completed the scan and uncovered hidden folders containing 31 images of Goodier raping a dog.

Goodier, 60, admitted to the act, noting he had sought out the experience after he had fantasized about having sex with an animal. He travelled to Bournemouth, UK to meet with others he had been discussing his fantasies with, as well as the dog he’d later pictured raping.

GAY SANTA: New commercial features Santa Claus making out with another man

A four-minute ad by Posten Norge, the Norwegian postal service, and airing on Norwegian TV, shows Santa Claus making out with another man.

The ad is entitled “When Harry met Santa,” and has reportedly been put out to celebrate 50 years of the decriminalization of homosexuality in Norway.

Harry, the Norwegian protagonist, and Santa, wind up obviously attracted to each other in the clip. Eventually, Harry declares himself to Santa by writing him a letter in English, saying “All I want for Christmas is you.”

12 Governments Limiting Christmas Festivities over Coronavirus … Again

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Getty Images

The governments of at least 12 countries worldwide have vowed to impose various restrictions on Christmas or New Year’s festivities in an effort to curb Chinese coronavirus transmission over the winter holiday season.

The mandates include limits on the number of people allowed to gather in public or private, bans on dancing and alcohol sales, and vaccination or testing requirements for public and private get-togethers or domestic travel.

Some countries have canceled public celebrations of either Christmas or New Year’s (or both).

Read on to learn which governments have ordered a crackdown on merriment and togetherness this yuletide.

Russia accuses Ukraine of an ‘act of terrorism’ over Molotov attack

Russia has accused Ukraine of an ‘act of terrorism’ over a Molotov cocktail attack on its embassy in the city of Lviv amid soaring tensions after satellites revealed Vladimir Putin has moved hundreds of tanks to the border.

The Kremlin said Friday that an attacker hurled a petrol bomb at the Russian consulate in the eastern Ukrainian city, formally protesting and demanding apologies from Kiev.

Footage of the incident shows a man throwing a Molotov which appears to bounce off the walls of the building before exploding on the ground. The attacker then sprints away. 

Ukrainian police in Lviv said they had launched an investigation over the incident, which they referred to as ‘hooliganism’.

It comes as newly-published pictures dated December 13 show a new brigade-level unit comprised of several hundred armoured vehicles massed at a Russian base in Bakhchysarai, Crimea, around 110 miles from the Ukrainian border. 

Satellite pics show Russia bolstering forces along Ukraine border: report

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov repeated to reporters on Friday that the buildup of troops was needed to defend Russia against the US and its allies.Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov repeated to reporters on Friday that the buildup of troops was needed to defend Russia against the US and its allies.Maxar Technologies/Handout via REUTERS

Russia continues to bolster its forces along the Ukrainian border, adding hundreds of tanks and armored vehicles even as President Vladimir Putin demands security guarantees from the United States, according to a report.​

The images Maxar released Thursday show a base in Crimea filled with armored vehicles and tanks as of Dec. 13, according to Reuters.​

The same base was half-empty in images taken in October.

​Maxar said the equipment at the garrison includes armored vehicles, tanks, self-propelled artillery and air defense systems. 

​”Over the past month, our high-resolution satellite imagery has observed a number of new Russian deployments in Crimea as well as in several training areas in western Russia along the periphery of the Ukraine border,” it said in a statement.

Maxar also noted increased activity at three locations in Crimea and five in Russia.

Massive Bangladesh ferry fire kills at least 39

(AP Photo)
(AP Photo)

It took 15 fire engines two hours to control the fire and another eight to cool down the vessel, according to fire officer Kamal Uddin Bhuiyan, who led the rescue operation.

Afterward, the blackened hull of the ferry sat anchored at the river’s edge. Many anxious relatives gathered on the banks, while divers continued to search the waters.

Police officer Moinul Haque said rescuers recovered 37 bodies from the river, while two people died from burn injures on the way to the hospital. All of the 70 injured were hospitalized, including some with severe burns.

Drone views of a deserted Bethlehem on Christmas Eve

Drone views on Friday showed Bethlehem, the traditional birthplace of Jesus, waking up to a less festive and near-deserted Christmas.

More Tiananmen monuments removed in Hong Kong

Two more Hong Kong universities on Friday removed public monuments to the 1989 Tiananmen protests in Beijing, following on the heels of the dismantling of a sculpture marking victims of the crackdown at another university earlier this week. Dhruv Tikekar reports.

China’s Xi’an city under strict lockdown; Biden signs bill to ban imports from Xinjiang

Tech giant Intel is apologizing to China after backlash from Chinese shoppers. At issue is the company’s statement about avoiding forced labor in Xinjiang.

The first day of lockdowns has begun in Xi’an, the harshest in China so far. Life in the megacity seems to have stopped, except for the long queue of people waiting for virus tests in the snow.

The Chinese foreign ministry says that Lithuania will be swept into the trashcan of history. A Lithuanian lawmaker responds by saying communism is already in the trash can.

A new Hong Kong government-backed study finds that three doses of the Chinese Sinovac vaccine is not effective at protecting against the Omicron variant. Most of China is vaccinated with Chinese vaccines.

A leading Hong Kong university has dismantled and removed a famous statue from its campus—one that commemorates the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre.


What Do We Do with the FBI Now?

The events of the past five or six years have demonstrated to America that the FBI is no longer the unbiased law enforcement agency it once was.

Between the Hillary Clinton investigation-in-name-only, the Crossfire Hurricane hoax, the targeting of Americans as domestic terrorists, and playing three blind mice with the Biden graft machine, the bureau’s issues can’t be ignored any longer.

If we don’t take corrective action soon, the FBI will finish its transition from law enforcement to being a political functionary advancing the interests of one party.

The Sackler Family and “Dopesick,” with Creator Danny Strong | The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Danny Strong, creator and executive producer of the Hulu series “Dopesick,” to talk about the Sackler family, the family’s impact on the opioid crisis in America, what drew Strong to the story, and more.

The Communities Hurt Most by the Sackler Family, with Beth Macy | The Megyn Kelly Show

Megyn Kelly is joined by Beth Macy, journalist and author of the book “Dopesick,” to talk about the communities hurt most by the Sackler family and the opioid crisis in America, how she came to the story, and more.

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