News and Headlines: 1/5/2022, Keeping you informed.

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Newborn twins auctioned off online by their mother twice | 60 Minutes Australia

It is a tawdry business – the selling of babies over the Internet. The most sensational case yet is that of Tranda Wecker.

Wecker is the American mother who went online to auction off her newborn twins. She sold them not once but twice, taking them back from one set of buyers after another offered double the money.

In their short life, the six-month-old girls have been abandoned, sold, resold and taken from America to Britain. As sensational as this case is it is not an isolated one.

Tara Brown investigates how baby traders are using the World Wide Web to cash in on America’s lax adoption laws and take advantage of desperate couples.

Teachers’ Unions Across the Country Demand School Shutdowns over Low-Risk Omicron

AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File
AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File

Virtual learning has proven detrimental to the educations, social development, and mental health of children.

The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) voted 73 percent in favor of not returning to school until their demands are met.

In Massachusetts, both the Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) and the state’s AFT chapter are calling for shutdowns.

Philadelphia unions are also at odds with school official, with FOX 29 describing the teachers’ union as “livid.”

Connecticut’s largest teachers’ union, the Connecticut Education Association (CEA), is also calling for a return to harmful remote learning.

A New York City union also wants to return to remote learning, despite new Mayor Eric Adams (D) committing to in-person school, according to PIX11.

Washington, DC, Mayor Muriel Bowser (D) announced on Twitter that while they are “working together to keep classrooms open,” students and families can “expect … situational virtual learning throughout the semester, especially in the coming weeks.”

As Breitbart News reported, more than 3,200 schools announced closures or condemnation to remote learning. The number has since increased to over 3,700 schools.

Hayward: China Defends Twitter for Proving U.S. Has ‘No Freedom of Speech’ with Marjorie Taylor Greene Ban

Ken Cedeno/UPI
Ken Cedeno/UPI

To the Global Times, these bans – plus Twitter’s suspension of Donald Trump’s account when he was the sitting president of the United States – were proof that America is hypocritical for objecting to China’s supposedly more rational and orderly system of state-imposed censorship:

“From Trump to Greene, the permanent ban on their personal Twitter account indicates that in the US, there is no absolute freedom of speech either. There are clear boundaries on freedom of speech. The voices must conform to laws and regulations and cannot impair national interests,” [China Foreign Affairs University professor Li Haidong] said.

But the US has played the old trick of double standards on freedom of speech. Chinese social media platforms’ suspension of some personal accounts, or the closure of some media outlets in Hong Kong such as the Apply Daily comes from the same considerations taken when Twitter banned Trump and Greene – their contents violated China’s law and regulations and posed potential threats to national security, social stability and normal order.

Dr. Robert Malone exposes big tech, big pharma, big government and big media

Dr. Robert Malone: “We’re in a situation in which big tech, big pharma, big government, big media are all conspiring to ensure that patients are not able to access information that will allow them to make an informed, consent decision to accept these vaccines.”

Lawsuit: Google and Apple Conspire to Maintain Stranglehold on Search Market

Sabo mocks Google CEO Sundar Pichai (
Sabo mocks Google CEO Sundar Pichai (

MacRumors reports that according to a new class-action lawsuit, Apple has an agreement with Google to not enter the search engine business as long as Google continues to pay to remain the default search option in Safari.

Earlier this week, a class-action lawsuit was filed in a California court against Apple, Google, and the company’s CEOs. The lawsuit claims that the companies have a non-compete agreement in relation to online search that violates U.S. antitrust laws.

The complaint alleges that Apple CEO Tim Cook and Google CEO Sundar Pichai have been participating in “regular secret meetings” in which Google has agreed to share a portion of its profits with Apple as long as its search engine is given preferential treatment on devices like the Apple iPhone and iPad.

Tech Founder Resigns After Claiming Jewish Plot to ‘Euthanize’ Americans

Stacie Scott/AP
Stacie Scott/AP

In an email with the subject line “genocide,” the Utah-based tech entrepreneur, David Bateman, also claimed that Jews had taken over the Catholic Church via Pope Francis.

The email was sent to Utah Gov. Spencer Cox (R), Utah Senate majority whip Luz Escamilla (D), and a number of other tech and business leaders in the state.

“I believe there is a sadistic effort underway to euthanize the American people. It’s obvious now. It’s undeniable, yet no one is doing anything,” wrote Bateman.

Woman caught on video stripping from dress, using it as mask in ice cream shop

“Don’t ask for my face mask, I’m putting it on,” she boldly tells the staff at the store in Godoy Cruz, a city in the western province of Mendoza, before she strips down.

The surveillance footage also shows a man approach the counter with his three daughters as the comical scene unfolds.

Even though he wears a mask below his nose, the father is allowed to place his order — while the half-naked woman tries to tie her black dress around her face.

Suspect in Illinois deputy’s murder now charged with St. Charles County carjackings, shooting

The St. Charles County Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said Tate carjacked a semi-truck driver between southern Illinois and St. Peters. The truck pulled into the St. Peters gas station so they could use the restroom. Lohmar said Tate escorted the truck driver inside at gunpoint and stole the driver’s phone. The driver was able to get away.

Lohmar said Tate then tried to carjack someone else at the gas station but his attempt was unsuccessful. He then allegedly went to another victim’s car, shot that victim, and stole the car.

Tate was arrested later that day after barricading himself inside someone else’s home in Carlyle, Illinois. The kidnapping victim and homeowner, Leonard Cox, were uninjured. Cox told FOX 2 that the situation was terrifying, and he hopes justice is served.


Justice: Jan. 6 Has Become A New National Holiday For Democrats

Federalist Western Correspondent Tristan Justice said Monday that Democrats have adopted the Jan. 6 Capitol riot as a new national holiday on the same pedestal as 9/11 after spending a year justifying sustained inner-city carnage from left-wing anarchists.

“Nothing has exposed how performative the outrage over Jan. 6 has been like the committee set up by Speaker Pelosi,” Justice said on “Hold the Line” with Buck Sexton.

“We saw none of the same people who are so outraged by Jan. 6 — that they’re trying to put it up on the same pedestal as 9/11 — we saw none of those same people similarly outraged by the months-long insurrection launched by left-wing anarchists.”

Rep. Brenda Lawrence Becomes the 25th Democrat to Announce a House Exit

Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Unbendable Media
Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Unbendable Media

Lawrence is only the latest Democrat to announce she would be leaving the House after the current time. While the number of Democrats leaving gets higher, it casts more doubt on the Democrats’ ability to keep the House or expand their slimming majority.

This is happening as the midterms are getting closer, along with the deadlines to file for candidacy in many states. There have also been reports of Democrats struggling to find new candidates to run in some congressional districts. In contrast, some members have to run in completely different districts with only a few constituents.

Donald Trump Cancels January 6th Press Conference; Announces Arizona Rally

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Brandon Bell/Getty Images

In a statement, Trump cited “the total bias and dishonesty” of the select Congressional committee to investigate the January 6th protests, the “fake news media” and the “failed Republicans” on the committee Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) as the reason for canceling his press conference.

The former president said he would address the 2020 election, the January 6th protests, and the biased Congressional committee on a rally on Saturday, January 15th rally in Arizona.

Trump offered a detailed response to the media coverage of the January 6th protests:

Biden’s Afghan Refugee Crisis

Retired U.S. Air Force Brigadier Gen. Blaine Holt and retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer join us to discuss the Biden administration’s failure to properly vet the Afghan refugees and the impact it’s having on our national security.

Biden Withholds Annual Report on Deportations

The administration’s decision not to release the ICE report marks the latest example of Biden’s failure to live up to transparency standards set by both its Democratic and Republican predecessors.

The Free Beacon in November reported that the White House violated a congressional statute with its failure to release its report on the number of illegal immigrants in the United States. The 2021 fiscal year saw more recorded illegal border crossings than any time in U.S. history.

This latest evasion comes as just 35 percent of voters approve of Biden’s handling of immigration, according to a RealClearPolitics average of recent polls. Critics of the president’s immigration policy accused Biden of hiding statistics as a way to avoid bad press.

“It’s absolutely shocking that the release of the ICE report hasn’t happened,” former ICE chief of staff Jon Feere told the Free Beacon. “I assumed, at worst, they’d put it out on New Year’s Eve when nobody is paying attention, but even that didn’t happen.”

Nearly 175,000 apprehensions at southern border | National Report

Rep. Brian Babin (R-TX) reacts to the total number of migrants encountering border patrols at the southern border in December. – via ‘National Report’ on Newsmax.

Tucker: Why is this happening?

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ host examines the consequences of ‘negligence’ in leadership.

The Semi-Inside Story of Why Trump Refused to Pardon Snowden and Assange

For months, Trump indicated — publicly but especially privately — that he was strongly considering pardoning NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, and considering a pardon for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Yet Trump vacated the White House on January 20, 2021 without doing either, leaving two of the prime enemies of the Deep State in exile and in prison, respectively.

Why did Trump refuse to pardon two of the people who most bravely exposed the crimes and deceit of these security state agencies that targeted him?

I share some insights from the work I did in trying to secure a pardon for each.

World News:

North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea

Missiles were displayed during a military parade marking the ruling party congress in Pyongyang. Source: KCNA via KNS
Missiles were displayed during a military parade marking the ruling party congress in Pyongyang. Source: KCNA via KNS

South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) also reported that nuclear-armed North Korea fired a presumed ballistic missile from an inland location toward the sea on Wednesday.

“Our military is maintaining readiness posture in preparation for a possible additional launch while closely monitoring the situation in close cooperation with the United States,” the JCS said in a statement.

Recent North Korean missile tests have often featured double or multiple launches.

Just hours after the North Korean launch, Japan announced its foreign and defence ministers will hold talks with their US counterparts in a “two-plus-two” format on Friday to discuss security issues.

Iranian-proxies fire at US bases in Syria-Iraq; Israeli intel divided on JCPOA TV7 Israel News 05.01

1) Israel asserts it is not opposed to a “good” nuclear deal with Iran so-long as ample constraints frustrate its rush to a nuclear weapon.

2) Iran claims progress has been made at the nuclear talks in Vienna.

3) Iranian proxy militias launch multiple attacks against military installations housing U.S. troops in Syria and Iraq.

Kazakhstan declares state of emergency after national protests over fuel price rise

Smoke rises from the city hall building during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 5 January 2022. Source: AP
Smoke rises from the city hall building during a protest in Almaty, Kazakhstan, 5 January 2022. Source: AP

Long seen as one the most stable of the ex-Soviet republics of Central Asia, energy-rich Kazakhstan is facing its biggest crisis in decades after protesters angry over rising fuel prices stormed government buildings.

Authorities have appealed for calm but also shut down the internet and warned that lawlessness would not be tolerated.

Protests spread across the nation of 19 million this week in outrage over a New Year increase in prices for liquid petroleum gas (LPG), which is widely used to fuel cars in the west of the country.

Thousands took to the streets in the country’s biggest city Almaty and in the western province of Mangystau, saying the price rise was unfair given oil and gas exporter Kazakhstan’s vast energy reserves.

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US troops under rocket attacks at bases in Iraq, Syria

(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)
(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Derek Mustard)

In a press release, Operation Inherent Resolve officials said they observed several launch sites for indirect fire rockets being set up in civilian areas near the Syrian base and assessed “Iran-supported malign actors” were responsible for the attacks.

“Coalition forces, acting on credible and actionable intelligence, responded swiftly and fired six rounds of artillery towards the point of origin of the attack just outside Mayadin, Syria,” the U.S.-led coalition said.

Later Wednesday, Al Asad Air Base in Iraq came under attack.

Rockets were also fired on Al-Nasr camp, an Iraqi military facility near the Baghdad International Airport that hosts U.S. and coalition troops.


The Middle East Conflict (Part 1): A Video Marathon

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We’ve split this eye-opening playlist into two parts, and here is the first.

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