News and Headlines 12/28/2021: Keeping you informed.

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‘You’re a disgrace’: Police dispatcher takes aim at Lori Lightfoot

Keith Thornton Jr. posted a video to Facebook on Christmas Eve slamming Lightfoot as well as the Superintendent of Police David Brown for failing to support the force.

He said he had been compelled to speak up because ‘several of my officers have texted me that they were scared … They have no backing and they’re scared of being out there by themselves, working in the 16th District.’ 

Thornton said officers in the district, which is in the northwest of the city, were so ‘shorthanded’ that if you call 911 from the area ‘officers are not coming to you.’

He said this wasn’t petty crimes – this was ‘females being beaten’ as well as stabbings and shootings.

TikTok moderators sues company after watching videos of rape, murder 

Candie Frazier was employed by Telus International, a third-party contracting firm, through which she was tasked with moderating videos that users uploaded to TikTok to ensure they met community guidelines.

She said she was exposed to videos that contained ‘thousands of acts of extreme and graphic violence,’ which resulted in her developing depression, anxiety, and PTSD symptoms.

She claims that she now suffers from ‘severe and debilitating’ panic attacks and ‘horrific’ nightmares due to the gruesome content that she was expected to watch during her job. 

Las Vegas police reach massive settlement over shooting involving naked man

Jason Funke is seen prior to the shooting in this footage released by police. ((Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)
Jason Funke is seen prior to the shooting in this footage released by police. ((Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

A man who dropped a gun and ran naked from police before being shot by an officer outside a church in 2017 has accepted a $525,000 settlement to end a federal lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department and police officers, both sides said Monday. 

The day Funke was shot, police were summoned to a church where Funk had sought counseling just days earlier about his mental health, including feelings of suicide, according to court records. 

A church leader told a 911 dispatcher that Funke was “sitting naked in a meditation pose with a handgun in front of him” and money on the ground in front of the church. 

“He told the dispatcher, ‘Yeah, this man is suicidal. I talked to him; he’s not making sense,’” Boulware noted in his June ruling granting summary judgment on Funke’s excessive force claim against Hatten. 

Patriotic father-son duo from Wisconsin are ‘raising the flag’ for America’s military and more

(Courtesy Shane Henderson and Justis Henderson)
(Courtesy Shane Henderson and Justis Henderson)

Seven years ago, in line with their respect for and focus on American heroes, they started a program called Flags for Fortitude. It’s the charitable portion of their work. “We ask for nothing in return — we donate our goods to heroes,” said Shane Henderson.

To date, they’ve donated over $250,000 worth of products to veterans, military, police officers, first-line responders, crossing guards, and many others across the country. “We give to anyone in the community who is making a difference,” he said. 

Any member of the public can nominate individuals to receive this donation, which is worth about $500. 

Gold Star family receives mortgage-free home in time for holidays

Gold Star spouse Maggie Duskin holds up the key to her new mortgage-free home. (Photo: Business Wire)
Gold Star spouse Maggie Duskin holds up the key to her new mortgage-free home. (Photo: Business Wire)

According to the release, the two-story home is more than 2,800 square feet and was fully furnished when Duskin received the keys. The house even had a Christmas tree with wrapped presents to help Duskin and her 19-year-old daughter celebrate the holiday.

 The house was given to Duskin in honor of her late husband’s military service by PulteGroup’s Built to Honor program, which gives mortgage-free homes to veterans who have been injured during their service and their families. 

The Built to Honor program partnered with Operation Coming Home, a Raleigh-based group that builds and gives away homes to wounded veterans, to give Duskin the house. 

Termination of unvaccinated health care workers backfires as Biden pledges help amid COVID surge

(Duncan Slade for the Washington Post)
(Duncan Slade for the Washington Post)

Staffing shortages are occurring while flu cases, which were very low last year during the pandemic, are spiking, notably in Washington, D.C., New Jersey, Kansas and Indiana. 

Hospitals in other states grappling with shortages amid the spikes have halted vaccine mandates while also activating the National Guard. 

In Ohio this month, hospitals across the state hit the “pause” button on their vaccine mandates, pointing to legal reasons and staffing shortages. And Republican Gov. Mike DeWine activated 1,050 Ohio National Guard members to assist with hospitals. 

California’s ‘White Christmas’ Breaks December Snowfall Record in Sierra, Easing Drought

Joel Pollak / Breitbart News
Joel Pollak / Breitbart News

CRESTLINE, California — A winter snowstorm this weekend dumped nearly 40 inches of snow on the Sierra Nevada mountains from Sunday into Monday, breaking the record for snowfall in December, and possibly signaling relief in California’s two-year-old drought.

The storm brought the total snowfall recorded in December to 193.7 inches, and forced the closure of resorts near Lake Tahoe, which had been bone dry as recently as Thanksgiving weekend but now have more snow than they can handle.

Other mountainous parts of California, including the mountains north of San Bernardino, have received heavy snowfall this week, bringing a late “white Christmas” to the higher elevations in the state, and much-needed rain below.

Heavy snow closes interstate, knocks out power to over 90,000 in California

(Michael Steinberg / LSM)
(Michael Steinberg / LSM)

A series of snowstorms forced officials to close highways and interstates through the Sierra Nevada from California to Nevada. The storms have dropped 5-9 feet of snow so far, and winds gusted to near 100 mph on mountain peaks which knocked trees into power lines and across roadways, making roads impassable.

I-80 has been closed since Sunday through the Sierra into Nevada, and the California Department of Transportation (Caltran) said they have no estimated time of opening. 

Borraya said Caltran crews are working 24/7 to clear the roads, and the Nevada Department of Transportation Tweeted that they are working 12-hour shifts. 

Robert F Kennedy, Jr. Explains Why They’re Going After the Kids — And It’s Not What You Think (VIDEO)

The PREP Act provides immunity from liability for the COVID-19 vaccinators. The purpose of the law is to protect Big Pharma.

Robert F. Kennedy recently revealed why Big Pharma and Dr. Fauci are going after the children and babies.

Because the vaccines that are recommended for children get liability protection.

Ex-Playboy model and ‘Baywatch’ ‘Karen’ faces assault charge in spat with foul-mouthed old man on Delta flight

Viral video shows encounter that led to federal assault charge on flight from Tampa to Atlanta. (Instagram: @ppv_tahoe / tmx)
Viral video shows encounter that led to federal assault charge on flight from Tampa to Atlanta. (Instagram: @ppv_tahoe / tmx)

Now the 51-year-old ex-Raiders cheerleader, Playboy model and “Baywatch” actress turned jet-setting realtor is facing federal assault charges after allegedly hitting an 80-year-old potty mouth on an hour-long flight from Tampa to Atlanta on Dec. 23.

Patricia Cornwall, also known as Patty Breton, appears in viral video arguing with a man identified by federal authorities only by the initials RSM. 

The profanity-laced video begins with the two of them already shouting at one another.

“Put your f—ing mask on,” she tells him, although both of them have their masks pulled down.

Kayleigh McEnany on Dr. Fauci Suggesting vaccine mandates for airplanes

 Kayleigh McEnany on Dr. Fauci Suggesting vaccine mandates for airplanes. Fox News Outnumbered December 28 2021.

Exclusive—Victor Davis Hanson: California Is a Confederate Society with ‘Sick Fixation’ on Race

California’s hemorrhaging of residents to states with more freedom and prosperity is exacerbating the state’s social stratification in terms of wealth, Hanson stated. He said the state’s volume of illegal aliens further amplifies the wealth divide.

“The middle class has left,” he said. “About ten million people left California in the last 40 years, and we know where they went.

They went to Nevada, Idaho, Texas, Florida, Tennessee. We have half of all the undocumented illegal aliens in the country. Twenty-seven percent of Californians were not born in United States, whether they’re legally [here], or residents, or citizens.”

Hanson characterized California’s polarization based on wealth as resembling the Antebellum South’s racial segregation.

Rand Paul: ‘Thousands’ Likely Died Because Anthony Fauci ‘Deemphasized’ Therapeutics

Justin Heiman/Getty Images
Justin Heiman/Getty Images

“He wanted to develop a vaccine. Vaccines can be great for polio or smallpox or wonderful. It didn’t actually work for AIDS,” he continued, noting that some say that the emphasis on vaccines in that scenario hindered the therapeutics.”

“But the therapeutic angle ended up being the best, but he was biased towards the vaccine, and it’s the same way now.

“I would venture to say that thousands of people die in our country every month now from COVID because [Fauci] deemphasized the idea that there are therapeutics,” Paul continued:

“Recent data showed that monoclonal antibody treatment cuts the risk of death and hospitalization by 70% in high-risk patients and reduces the chance of infection among a household by 80%,” he wrote, explaining that the treatment was largely ignored by the mainstream media and adding that “misinformation still plagues government bureaucrats when discussing this scientifically-backed treatment.”


Governors to Biden: Drop vaccine mandates if there’s ‘no federal solution’

(Video screenshot)
(Video screenshot)

On Tuesday, the Republican governors of Florida, South Dakota, Arizona and Texas called on Biden to follow up on his remark by abandoning his federal vaccine and mask mandates and other restrictions.

The office of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ told that Biden is “abdicating responsibility and shifting blame” to the states.

“More Americans have died of COVID-19 under Biden than under Trump. Now that Biden has admitted to the nation that he has no plan to ‘shut down the virus,’ and that there is ‘no federal solution,’ we expect him to withdraw the unconstitutional and useless federal vaccine mandates,” a spokesman said.

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem wrote on Twitter:  “After a year, we finally agree. The federal government isn’t the solution.”

Five states expand unemployment benefits  for individuals who quit or were fired for refusing to get vaccinated

Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Veejay Villafranca/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Tennessee, Florida, Iowa, Arkansas, and Kansas have passed legislation to extend unemployment benefits to individuals who choose not to submit to vaccine mandates by their employer.

The decision to expand unemployment benefits by several states comes because of increasing pressures from the Biden administration requiring employers to mandate employee vaccination.

The Biden administration continues to advocate for its mandate even though the president admitted Monday that “there is no federal solution” to ending the coronavirus pandemic as he called on state governments to do more to fight the Omicron variant during a briefing with the National Governors Association.

Florida expanded unemployment benefits to the unvaccinated as part of the bill that banned vaccine mandates in the state.

“Nobody should lose their job due to heavy-handed COVID mandates, and we had a responsibility to protect the livelihoods of the people of Florida,” Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said in a statement, according to Business Insider.

This is why Joe Biden’s approval ratings are crumbling: Pavlich

‘Fox News Primetime’ host Katie Pavlich slams the Biden administration’s ‘executive overreach.’

This is Kamala Harris’ biggest detriment: Failla

‘Fox Across America’ host Jimmy Failla says Vice President Harris is a ‘lying sociopath’ on ‘Fox News Primetime.’

World News:

Israel tries to contain avian flu outbreak after 5,000 wild cranes die

ISRAEL NATURE AND PARKS AUTHORITY Rangers began retrieving dead cranes from Hula Lake in northern Israel on Monday

More than 5,000 migratory cranes have already died at the Hula Nature Reserve, which Environment Minister Tamar Zandberg called “the worst blow to wildlife” in Israel’s history.

Local farmers were also being forced to cull half a million chickens, prompting fears of a possible egg shortage.

So far no transmission of the A(H5N1) virus to humans has been reported.

However, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met his national security adviser and other experts on Monday to discuss efforts to stop that from happening.

SECDEF Orders U.S. Carrier USS Harry S. Truman to Stay in Mediterranean to Reassure Allies

US Navy Photo
US Navy Photo

USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75), Carrier Air Wing 1 and its escorts are now operating in the Ionian Sea between Greece and Italy rather than resume a planned transit through the Suez Canal to U.S. Central Command, a defense official confirmed to USNI News.

USNI News first reported the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group in the Ionian Sea Monday, according to the USNI News Fleet Tracker.

The schedule change, blessed by Austin, is to reassure European allies of U.S commitment to regional security, one official said without mentioning the ongoing Russian military buildup on the eastern border of Ukraine.

The Temple Vessels Are Ready for the Rebuilding of Jerusalem’s Third Temple

The temple mount and the graves from the mount of olives in front in the twilight in Jerusalem
The temple mount and the graves from the mount of olives in front in the twilight in Jerusalem

The beams were used in the construction of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and became visible to the public in the 1930s while the building was being refurbished.  These beams may have originally been part of the Holy Temple’s roof structure.

Byzantine-era designs were also discovered etched on some of these beams.

“It appears that this is part of the systematic attempts by Arabs to destroy all connections between the Jewish people and the Temple Mount,” a spokesperson from one of the groups trying to secure Jewish rights on the Temple Mount said (Arutz Sheva).

Despite Arab denial that any Jewish Temples ever existed on the Mount, and despite their unauthorized excavations on the Mount that destroy evidence of such a Jewish presence, many Jews and Christians are planning to build a Third Temple on this holiest site in the world.

In fact, the furnishings, instruments, and vessels for Temple worship have already been created and are on display at the Treasures of the Temple exhibition in Jerusalem.

France closes mosque after imam incites hatred against Christians, Jews

(PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)
(PASCAL GUYOT/AFP via Getty Images)

The minister previously stated that 99 mosques have so far been controlled for advocating dangerous or violent ideology.

“Of these 99 [mosques], 21 have been closed, and 6 are currently in the process of being closed,” Darmanin reported earlier in December, according to EuroNews.

“We also found that 36 of these mosques had accepted the demands of the Republic – either to leave a particular federation, or to separate from the imam whom we considered dangerous, or to stop foreign funding, or unfortunately to combine these provisions – and so we removed them from the list.”

The Daily Mail reported that earlier this year the French government announced it was cracking down on places of worship and groups suspected of pushing radical Islamic propaganda.


Naturally Immune & Never Afraid w/ Dr. Paul Alexander

Dr. Paul Alexander the GREAT joins us in this episode to discuss the 140 studies published thus far confirming that natural immunity post-infection is far superior and more flexible, durable, and lifelong lasting than anything that the experimental inoculations could ever hope to provide.

Dr. Paul Alexander is a Ph.D. COVID-19 consultant researcher in evidence-based medicine and research methodology. He has worked as an adviser for former President Donald Trump and the World Health Organization, so he uniquely understands the corruption and incompetence that occurs behind the scenes.

After seeing how politicized the COVID issue became by those interests intent upon profiteering while the masses suffered, Dr. Alexander made a decision of the highest integrity…he decided to become a volunteer and do all he can to put a stop to the rampant wrongdoing.

Victor Davis Hanson: This is what the media is

The Hoover Institution senior fellow saw liberal media has become an extension of the progressive movement on ‘Ingraham Angle.’

Mike Rowe on lockdowns, safety third, dignity of work and college loans.

Politicians locked us down during Covid in the name of safety.

Mike Rowe points out that “the goal of living life is not merely to stay alive.”

Rowe makes a lot of interesting points, so here is our FULL interview.

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