News and Headlines: 1/31/2022, Keeping you informed.

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3M ordered to pay $110 million to 2 Army vets in latest earplug suit

3M headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune/TNS)
3M headquarters in Maplewood, Minnesota. (Anthony Souffle/Star Tribune/TNS)

The case was the latest in a series of bellwether trials that are meant to shape potential settlements for large-scale litigation on the issue.

Claims have been filed by more than 250,000 veterans and military personnel alleging they suffered hearing loss while wearing a certain type of Combat Arms earplugs.

Plaintiffs have won six cases against 3M to date with $160 million awarded, while the company has received five favorable verdicts.

Another five trials are scheduled this year.

When the bellwether trials are over, thousands of cases could begin proceeding.

‘Freedom Convoy’ eyewitness on Canada’s SHOCKING anti-protest tactics

Ezra Levant, Founder of Rebel News, witnessed firsthand the immense support ‘Freedom Convoy’ truckers received from Canadians throughout the nation and specifically in Ottawa.

But the anti-protest tactics used by both Canadian police forces and government officials (like Castro super-fan President Justin Trudeau) are just like the tactics used in Venezuela today, Levant says.

Truckers with all kinds of backgrounds are tired of their overbearing government mandating rules that just don’t make sense.

Levant explains how their stand against that government has formed a new coalition of Canadians — onetime Trudeau voters included — who are tired of the ‘bully state.’

Subpoena To JP Morgan Over Hunter’s Business Deals With China Show Damaging Material Hidden From Voters

The new information has been discovered by the anti-corruption nonprofit Marco Polo, “raising concerns that damaging material about then-candidate Joe Biden was hidden from voters” reports the New York Post.

According to federal documents, the DOJ asked JP Morgan Chase bank “for the records of any international financial transactions for the past five years involving Hunter, his uncle James Biden and former business partners Devon Archer and Eric Schwerin.”

In the weeks before the election, then-Attorney General William Barr reportedly instructed prosecutors to keep the investigation hush-hush to avoid it becoming a campaign issue.

But months earlier, in the summer of 2020, Weiss already had decided to slow-walk the investigation until after the election for similar reasons, according to Politico.

Clark County deputy shoots, kills off-duty police officer who struggled with armed suspect at his home

The Vancouver Police Department has identified the officer as 52-year-old Donald Sahota.
The Vancouver Police Department has identified the officer as 52-year-old Donald Sahota.

The Clark County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8:15 p.m. to an armed robbery at the Chevron on Northeast 117th Avenue in Vancouver. According to a 911 caller, the suspect entered the store and pointed a gun at the gas station clerk’s chest while demanding cash.

Following the robbery, the suspect fled in a stolen dark-colored Mercedes with several hundred dollars, the sheriff’s office said. Police intercepted the suspect traveling northbound on I-205, where a chase began for several miles.

The suspect eventually exited I-5 toward Battle Ground. There, he left the car and fled on foot until he reached the house of Officer Sahota. The off-duty officer exited his house and attempted to detain the suspect, who was becoming aggressive and violent. During the fight, Officer Sahota suffered stab wounds and lost control of his firearm. 

American woman who allegedly joined ISIS, wanted to bomb mall and college in US, due in court

Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42,
Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42,

The American woman accused of joining ISIS, spending years leading and training an all-female unit in Syria, and wanting to carry out deadly attacks at a college campus and shopping mall in the U.S., is due to make her first court appearance in Virginia on Monday.

Allison Fluke-Ekren, 42, has been charged with providing material support to a terrorist organization, the U.S. attorney announced Saturday. 

Fluke-Ekren, a former resident of Kansas, wanted to recruit operatives to attack a college campus in the U.S. and detailed how she would carry out a terrorist bombing on a shopping mall, prosecutors said. 

She allegedly described how she could park a vehicle “full of explosives” in the basement or parking garage of the targeted mall and detonate the vehicle with a cellphone device.

Policeman Gets $75,000 Settlement After Suspension for Prayer Protest Outside Abortion Clinic

 (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)
 (AP Photo/Dylan Lovan)

Officer Matthew Schrenger, who was praying as part of a 40 Days for Life campaign against abortion, was suspended for more than four months with pay, stripped of his police powers, and placed under investigation, because he wore his full uniform while participating in “protest activity,” which is against regulations.

Schrenger sued the city’s mayor, police chief, and police department in a federal lawsuit filed by the Thomas More Society three months ago.

Heffron stressed that Schrenger “did not engage in any political protest on duty” and accused the police department of a double standard.

“The treatment of officer Schrenger was particularly galling considering other Louisville police officers previously had marched, while on-duty and in uniform, in political protests that apparently were approved by the police department,” he said.

Bodycam Footage of 9 Tennessee Cops Opening Fire On a Man After Highway Standoff

The man, who police said had been sitting on a guardrail on the busy roadway, died. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation identified the victim as Landon Eastep, 37.

Eastep was killed after law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with him to drop the weapon for a half-hour on Thursday, police said.

The footage, made public by the Metro Nashville Police Department, shows Eastep’s final moments as he ignores the pleas of officers – and then appears to pull an object from his pants and point it at them.

Spotify to add advisory to podcasts about COVID

Spotify will add a “content advisory” to any podcast episode that includes discussion about COVID-19, Chief Executive Officer Daniel Ek said, after coming under fire from rock and folk legends for giving voice to misinformation about COVID-19 vaccines. Jayson Albano reports.

Virginia mom accuses schools of ‘psychological warfare’ over COVID policies

Loudoun County parent Abbie Platt joined ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss how COVID-related policies have impacted her children in the classroom.

Pro-police comic book censored on social media

Mike Baron, author of the comic ‘Thin Blue Line,’ said monitors of a subreddit immediately removed his comic and claimed it violated rules on racism and hate speech.

Georgia woman allegedly stole lottery tickets from clerk who had just been fatally shot in robbery: police

One suspect appeared to be the lookout while the other two robbers stole from patrons and the store.  (Houston County Sheriff's Office)
One suspect appeared to be the lookout while the other two robbers stole from patrons and the store.  (Houston County Sheriff’s Office)

Surveillance video shows the suspects entering the business and taking belongings from patrons while one suspect goes to the office. 

The suspect allegedly shot Dollar in the upper chest and struck her in the head with a handgun. She was transported to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead. 

McGhee initially called 911 to report the incident, but later she disabled the security system for the store and stole the lottery tickets, according to the sheriff’s office. 

Thousands attend Trump’s ‘Save America’ rally in Texas

Donald Trump took the stage in Texas for his second ‘Save America rally’ of the year. One America’s Cynthia Kaui has more on the 45th President’s event.

(VIDEO) Ballot box surveillance video: ‘One mule made 53 trips to 20 dropboxes’

Highly respected Dinesh D’Souza, working together with Catherine Engelbrecht of True the Vote, just released a trailer to their new movie, “2,000 Mules,” that shows the world exactly how the 2020 Presidential Election was Rigged and Stolen.

It was, perhaps, the least secure in history. The ballot box was stuffed, and stuffed like never before—and it’s all on video. Ballots were trafficked and sold in a massive operation in each Swing State. 

Michael Rapaport returns to NYC Rite Aid where he filmed alleged shoplifter

(BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)
(BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP via Getty Images)

“I’m back in my Rite Aid, and there’s nothing to steal because this Rite Aid, like so many other Rite Aids, is closing down because everybody stole everything,” he said. “And the workers here don’t know if they’re getting jobs. Congratulations, losers.”

Rapaport’s frustration with the incident at the store seems to echo concerns that other New Yorkers have about crime in the city. Mayor Eric Adams earlier this month admitted that he doesn’t even feel safe riding on the subway any longer.

Rapaport has blamed ex-Mayor Bill de Blasio for what critics have called the city’s soft-on-crime enforcement.

Stash Houses | Full Measure

One growing danger in America’s border crisis surrounds stash houses.

Cartel criminals move humans across the border into the U.S, holding them like cattle in poor and dangerous conditions.

Southern Texas is one place where the number of stash houses and related crime are spiking— with the record number of illegal border crossings.

Newsom, California Dem leaders defy state’s own universal mask mandate at Rams-49ers game

“Hanging out at SoFi Stadium today!” former Lakers star Magic Johnson tweeted Sunday evening accompanied by photos of him posing indoors with Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.  

None of the California leaders or Johnson were wearing masks in the photos. California implemented a universal indoor mask mandate in December that was extended to run through Feb. 15

SoFi Stadium, located in Inglewood, also has a mask policy requiring all fans to mask up unless they are eating or drinking

Critics of the photos sounded off on social media, calling it another example of Democrats imposing “Rules for thee, but not for me.”

Reparations | Full Measure

Today we begin with an examination of the movement to provide reparations to black Americans over their ancestor’s slave status.

Demands are growing. It’s raising difficult questions about a dark side of America’s past and whether— going on two centuries later— people who never met a slave should be paid by people who never owned any.

And if so— how much is enough to atone for the unthinkable?



Bill Maher Stops Holding Back & Says What Liberals Are Too Scared to Admit | DM CLIPS | Rubin Report

Dave Rubin of “The Rubin Report” talks about Bill Maher’s continuing attacks on Democrats.

In this clip Dave shares a clip from Real Time with Bill Maher where Maher doubles down on his criticisms of woke democrats and the woke left.

Whether it’s COVID restrictions, pregnant man emojis or gender neutral toy aisles, Maher seems to finally get that there is no area of life that Democrats don’t think that more laws, regulations and restrictions are needed.

Sarah Sanders: Biden has failed our children

Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Sarah Sanders voiced her opposition to school mask mandates and shutdowns Monday on “Fox & Friends” and said that President Biden has failed the schoolchildren in America. 

Steve Hilton: These are hostile moves against America

The Next Revolution’ host slams the Biden administration for not focusing on China’s threat to America.

Levin: This is a disastrous domestic situation

Biden family business dealings with China is a ‘national security issue’: Schweizer

“Red-Handed” author Peter Schweizer discusses the Biden family business dealings with China and weighs in on Nancy Pelosi not holding congressional hearings on the origins of COVID-19.

Peter Schweizer releases new book ‘Red Handed: How American Elites Get Rich Helping China Win’

 Peter Schweizer released his new book “Red Handed” earlier this week, where he explores how American elites, including Joe Biden, are compromised by China.

One America’s Stefan Kleinhenz has more from Florida in part one of a sit down with Schweizer.

Biden administration torched over immigration crisis

Michigan Rep. Lisa McClain reacts to rising tensions between Border Patrol agents and the Biden administration on ‘Fox Report.’

Texas rancher on life at the border: We feel like ‘prisoners’ | Wake Up America

Texas rancher Stephanie Crisp-Canales talked about life on the southern border since President Joe Biden took office, on Monday’s “Wake Up America.”

Gingrich: Migrant surge a deliberate policy conducted by Biden

“The problem on the American border is not incompetence. It is a deliberate policy of the Biden administration and the Democratic Party to let the maximum number of people into the U.S. illegally with no check for COVID and no check for criminal behavior. This is a policy. It’s not a problem,” Gingrich told “Fox & Friends.”

Democrats only know how to ‘lie blatantly’: Bruce

 Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce reacts to Pelosi’s announcement that she will seek re-election in 2022 midterms on ‘The Next Revolution.’

Old in Congress | Full Measure

If you haven’t noticed, the country is getting older. Not that there’s anything wrong with it.

The average age of the American worker has crept from 30 to 42 over the last few decades. Among federal employees, more than a quarter are now older than 55.

But what about our leaders? Scott Thuman has been looking into the more mature side of Washington.

New Information From DOJ Could Exonerate a Number of January 6th Defendants

Numerous January 6 indictments claimed the protesters posed a grave risk because two high-security individuals, Kamala Harris and Mike Pence, were in the building.

Now the DOJ admits Kamala Harris was elsewhere, and there is good reason to believe Pence wasn’t present either.

World News:

Southern Alberta border crossing blockaded by convoy for third day


With RCMP warnings unheeded, more than 100 vehicles remain lined up on a Southern Alberta highway blocking access to the border and a small village for the third day in a row Monday.

On Sunday night, Mounties told demonstrators to clear the area, warning protesters that enforcement may be necessary. This morning, media relations officer Cpl. Curtis Peters said that notice has been largely spurned by the crowd, with the number of vehicles on the road remaining stagnant.

“Protesters have not been receptive to our attempts to bring this back into the realm of a lawful protest and they’re continuing to block the roads,” he said.

The border crossing and the 250-person village of Coutts remain inaccessible from the north and traffic coming from south of the border can’t get past either, Peters said.

IAF allegedly bomb Damascus; Houthis fire BM @UAE amid Israeli President visit TV7 Israel News 31.01

1) The Iranian-proxy Houthis in Yemen launch a ballistic missile at the United Arab Emirates – during a visit of Israeli President Isaac Herzog; drawing Emirati retaliatory strikes.

2) The Lebanese government responds to a list of demands by Gulf Arab States in a bid to see tensions alleviated after relations were frozen.

3) Unidentified aircraft launch a salvo of missiles toward targets reportedly belonging the Iranian-proxy Hezbollah on the outskirts of the Syrian capital Damascus.

Farage reacts to Brexit Day — 2 years on.

My thoughts 2 years on from Brexit Day.

Gray report into Downing Street parties partially released

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has pledged to make changes recommended in an independent partially released report into a series of parties held at his residence during COVID lockdowns.

Mr Johnson assured the public he will review their current codes of conduct and create an Office of the Prime Minister.

Mr. Johnson issued an apology in a fiery House of Commons but is resisting calls to resign.

Seize the Day

A message to Premiers Jason Kenney, Scott Moe and Doug Ford, and Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition Erin O’Toole:

What are you waiting for? This is your moment. Seize the day.

UN: More than 100 former Afghan troops, officials killed since Taliban takeover

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during an interview at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Jan. 20. (AP/Robert Bumsted)
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks during an interview at the U.N. headquarters in New York City on Jan. 20. (AP/Robert Bumsted)

The chilling revelations emerged in a report that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has delivered to the Security Council, according to the Associated Press. 

“As I appeal to the international community to step up support for the people of Afghanistan, I make an equally urgent plea to the Taliban leadership to recognize and protect the fundamental human rights that every person shares,” Guterres told the U.N. Security Council last week. 

In the report obtained Sunday by The Associated Press, Guterres said that “more than two-thirds” of the victims were alleged to result from extrajudicial killings by the Taliban or its affiliates, despite the Taliban’s announcement of “general amnesties” for those affiliated with the former government and U.S.-led coalition forces. 

Canadian PM Justin Trudeau tests positive for COVID

The prime minister is fully vaccinated and received a booster shot on Jan. 4, according to his Twitter account. 

His positive COVID test comes after he reportedly left his residence in the country’s capital of Ottawa on Saturday as thousands of anti-vaccine mandate protesters converged on the city. 

Canadians gather in front of parliament to protest vaccine, mask mandates

After a week of convoys forming all across the country, Canadian truckers and other protesters descended on Parliament Hill in Ottawa.

One America’s Sam Valk has more on one of the biggest protests in Canadian history.

Critics mock ‘puppet’ Trudeau for fleeing capital during truckers protest: ‘Tyrant on the run’

(David Jackson/The Canadian Press via AP)
(David Jackson/The Canadian Press via AP)

The Freedom Convoy of truckers left Vancouver for Ottawa on Jan. 23 to protest the federal government’s vaccine mandates for cross-border truckers and is calling for an end to coronavirus restrictions.

The convoy reached Ottawa on Saturday and was joined by thousands of other Canadians protesting the mandates. 

The protests have been peaceful, with most disturbances coming in the form of honking horns, chanting and dancing. 

Why young Aussie men are forced to choose violence to survive | 60 Minutes Australia

Last week in Sydney, a 16-year-old boy was shot and killed while waiting for his school bus. He was shot by other teenagers. Another victim of another random act of violence.

In Australia’s towns and cities it is becoming all too common. Crime figures show that every hour of every day fifteen people are assaulted in Australia.

Overwhelmingly the victims AND the offenders are young men. Frighteningly, bashings are so commonplace that many teenagers don’t even bother reporting them to the police.

As Peter Overton reports, attacks are not only accepted they are expected.


More Democrat maskless hypocrisy, Rogan speaks out and Canadian Truckers on DC Live with Jobob

Thomas Sowell – Social Justice Means No Justice

Thomas Sowell explains how the concept of social justice (or cosmic justice) is wholly incompatible with traditional justice (everyone treated the same) and how the proponents of the philosophy must conflate the two to sell the notion. (1999)

Glenn Greenwald: If liberals force Spotify to dump Joe Rogan, nobody is safe from ‘petty-tyrant tactics’

Glenn Greenwald feels "censorship has become the liberals’ North Star" but only when rhetoric they want to silence doesn’t coincide with their ideology. (EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images)
Glenn Greenwald feels “censorship has become the liberals’ North Star” but only when rhetoric they want to silence doesn’t coincide with their ideology. (EVARISTO SA/AFP via Getty Images)

Journalist Glenn Greenwald feels “censorship has become the liberals’ North Star” but only when rhetoric they want to silence doesn’t coincide with their ideology.Journalist Glenn Greenwald feels “censorship has become the liberals’ North Star” but only when rhetoric they want to silence doesn’t coincide with their ideology.

“American liberals are obsessed with finding ways to silence and censor their adversaries. Every week, if not every day, they have new targets they want de-platformed, banned, silenced, and otherwise prevented from speaking or being heard,” Greenwald wrote on Substack

He explained that liberals used to focus on getting “hate speech” censored but have since expanded to targeting anyone spreading “misinformation” or “disinformation,” except when their preferred news organizations are the guilty party. 

Lara Trump on Fox News – COVID-19 censorship is un-American

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