News and Headlines: 2/14/2022, Keeping you informed.

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ATF encourages people to celebrate Valentine’s Day by turning in their exes

The ATF urged people to provide information detailing their exes’ involvements in “illegal gun activity.”

“Valentine’s Day can still be fun even if you broke up,” the federal agency wrote on its official Twitter, “Do you have information about a former (or current) partner involved in illegal gun activity?”

The ATF’s comment was met with online ridicule and condemnation.

Conservative political pundit Dana Loesch criticized the ATF for hypocritically seeking to arrest American citizens for gun crimes when the agency also played a critical role in the “Fast and Furious” gun-running operation.

Texas Coach Has Arm Broken After Being Chased And Beaten By Middle School Students [VIDEO]

HOUSTON, TX – A high school physics teacher/assistant baseball coach was reportedly chased and attacked earlier in February by a group of middle school students after the victim apparently told a group of youths they couldn’t ride dirt bikes and ATVs on school grounds.

The incident reportedly occurred on February 10th at Langham Creek High School while assistant baseball coach and high school physics teacher Michael Shott was present during a baseball practice at the school.

Local reports indicate that Shott had informed a group of youths to not ride their ATVs and dirt bikes on school grounds at some point during the practice, which escalated to four Aragon Middle School students chasing Shott down and attacking him.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Maskless at Super Bowl: ‘Doesn’t Look like He’s Holding His Breath’

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti forwent covering his face at Sunday’s Super Bowl, breaking his own mask mandate again after claiming earlier in February he held his breath while taking a maskless photo with former NBA star Magic Johnson.

While fans attending sporting events in Los Angeles County are required to wear masks at so-called “mega events,” Garcetti was noticed and subsequently hammered on Twitter for not wearing one.

“Doesn’t look like he’s holding his breath,” one tweet observed. “I mean, how many times are they gonna do this?

Unbelievable,” another said about the hypocrisy:

Washington, DC to Drop Vaccine and Indoor Mask Mandates on March 1

Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images
Carlos Barria-Pool/Getty Images

“Cases have dropped more than 90 percent and there has been a 95 percent reduction in hospitalizations, and we are in a much better place now to announce adjustments,” Bowser said during a press conference on Monday.

The ending of the vaccine mandate marks a victory for Republicans who had pushed back against it in the nation’s capital, and a victory for Big Board, a D.C. restaurant that refused to enforce the mandate.

The ending of the mandates also come as polls show there has been increasing public frustration with coronavirus restrictions.

Some Democrat governors have in recent weeks announced the lifting of coronavirus restrictions. The D.C. mask mandate ends on the day President Joe Biden is scheduled to give his State of the Union address.

Walmart Drops Mask Requirements for Vaccinated Workers

Joe Raedle/Getty Images
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

In a Friday memo to United States employees — roughly 1.6 million — the company announced that it will no longer force vaccinated workers to wear masks, although they will be subject to local restrictions.

Employees working in “clinical care settings” will still be required to wear a mask, as will unvaccinated workers.

According to AL, “Beginning on Feb. 28, employees — save for those in California, New York and Virginia — will no longer need to take part in the daily health screening, though all workers are urged to ‘monitor their own health and take appropriate actions … before each workday’” as well:

‘Brazenly Ignoring’ the Law: Texas Sues Facebook for Using Facial Recognition to Harvest Personal Information

Getty/Chip Somodevilla
Getty/Chip Somodevilla

The Wall Street Journal reports that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a lawsuit against Facebook this week.

The lawsuit is over Facebook’s now supposedly discontinued use of facial recognition technology which allegedly violated the state’s privacy protections relating to personal biometric data.

The lawsuit was filed in state district court in Marshall. The suit is seeking civil penalties in the range of hundreds of billions of dollars.

Paxton said in a statement that the company’s recording and storage of facial geometry in photographs that users uploaded to the platform from 2010 to 2021 resulted in “tens of millions of violations” of Texas state law.

Episode 6 | Government Gone Wild, Pt. 5 | Rip-Off Of The Week 2022

– Sending Taxpayer Dollars to the Taliban – Boston Marathon Bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Gets a Covid Stimulus Check – Nonprofit Advocacy Group Received Millions to Help Immigrants Skirt Deportation and more!

Thirteen Police Officers Shot Across the Country During 24-Hour Time Frame

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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

FOX News points out nine officers were shot in Phoenix, Arizona, Friday morning.

Initial reports on the Phoenix shootings indicated five officers were shot. The first of the five was shot after responding to a home where gunfire was reported. The next four officers were shot trying to rescue a baby who placed outside after the initial shooting.

Friday night CNN noted the number of wounded officers in the incident had risen to nine.

FOX News observes two Maryland police officers were shot Friday “while responding to calls of a suspicious person.” ABC 7 explained that the officers’ injuries were not life-threatening.

A New Mexico State Police Officer was shot Friday during a pursuit. The shooting resulted in non-life-threatening injuries.

Eleven people stabbed in random knife attacks across Albuquerque by suspect on BMX

Several people were stabbed near a McDonald's restaurant in Albuquerque
Several people were stabbed near a McDonald’s restaurant in Albuquerque

The suspect, who has since been taken into custody, was travelling on a BMX bike with a large knife during the spree, KRQE reported, citing police.

Seven crime scenes are being investigated across the city.

Gilbert Gallegos, from the Albuquerque police department, said the attacks “appear to be random”.

“There doesn’t seem to be any rhyme or reason at this point,” he added.

Woman followed into her Manhattan apartment, stabbed to death; barricaded man in custody

Video surveillance obtained by The Post allegedly shows Assamad Nash following Christina Yuna Lee into her apartment.
Video surveillance obtained by The Post allegedly shows Assamad Nash following Christina Yuna Lee into her apartment.

CHINATOWN, Manhattan (WABC) — A woman was found dead after police arrested a man who barricaded himself inside an apartment in Manhattan Sunday.

Police say Christina Yuna Lee had gotten out of a cab, and at some point, the suspect followed the victim into her building and up six flights of stairs. Neighbors then heard her screaming and called 911.
They say officers found a man who barricaded their access to the inside of the apartment.

When officers entered the apartment, they found Lee stabbed to death in her bathtub. A knife was also found at the scene.

Assamad Nash has been charged with murder.
Seth Gottfried
Assamad Nash has been charged with murder. Seth Gottfried

Sources say Nash has been arrested at least seven times since 2015, the most recent incident being January 6, 2022.

Home intruder fatally shot after startling sleeping couple in West Palm Beach

Geoffrey Fairchild/Flickr
Geoffrey Fairchild/Flickr

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — A man was fatally shot after he broke into a home and startled a sleeping couple in West Palm Beach, according to police.

The man broke in through a window and turned on the bedroom light which woke up a couple at the home, West Palm Beach police said.

After a confrontation the residents shot the intruder, according to police. He later died at the hospital.

Sanctuary State: Six-Time Deported Illegal Alien Guilty of Triple Murder

Marion County Sheriffs Office
Marion County Sheriffs Office

While in the kitchen of the residence, Gonzalez fired a loaded gun at Edmundo Amando-Bajonero before shooting Refugio Modesto De La Cruz, Katie Gildersleeve, and Rigoberto Reyes-Mendoza.

While De La Cruz survived the gunshot wounds, Amando-Bajonero, Gildersleeve, and Reyes-Mendoza all died at the scene. Even as Gildersleeve tried to flee, Gonzalez chased her into the driveway, trying to shoot her again and eventually grabbing a knife to stab her.

Gonzalez was first deported from the United States to Mexico in 2003 but was rearrested in Oregon in 2007 before being deported again. Gonzalez was arrested on local charges in Marion County, Oregon, in 2009 and was turned over to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency for his third deportation.

In 2010, Gonzalez was twice arrested along the Arizona-Mexico border by U.S. Border Patrol agents and each time deported him to Mexico. He was last deported in 2013 after again illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. He returned to the U.S. at a later date.

Levi’s exec Jennifer Sey fired for speaking out against COVID rules

Jennifer Sey, former USA gymnast and the brand president of Levi’s has revealed she has been fired for repeatedly speaking out against draconian COVID restrictions in schools, and turned down $1million in severance pay that she was offered on the condition she wouldn’t publicly share why she had been ousted. 

Sey, 52, has repeatedly spoken out against school shut-downs and mask mandates since the start of the pandemic. 

On Monday, she revealed in Bari Weiss’s Substack channel Common Sense that she has left Levi’s – where she has worked for more than 20 years – because of its woke obsession.  

Last March, she moved her four kids from California to Denver so that they could attend classes in person and have a ‘normal childhood’. 

Mainstream media largely ignores bombshell Durham report

‘Outnumbered’ panelists slam the lack of coverage from liberal media outlets after they initially downplayed the possibility that the Trump campaign was spied on.

Trump tears into ‘corrupt’ media for IGNORING Clinton spying claims

‘Can you imagine that, what should be the biggest story of our time, bigger than Watergate, is getting absolutely no mention, ZERO, in the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC Fake News, NBC Fake News, CBS Fake News, ratings-dead CNN, and MSDNC,’ Trump said through his Save America PAC.

‘This in itself is a scandal, the fact that a story so big, so powerful, and so important for the future of our Nation is getting zero coverage from LameStream, is being talked about all over the world. 

Just like they wouldn’t talk about the many Biden corruption scandals prior to the Election, (or for that matter now!), they won’t talk about this, which is potentially even bigger. It shows how totally corrupt and shameless the media is.’ 

Ex-Director of National Intelligence claims Biden and Obama KNEW ABOUT Hillary campaign plot to hack Trump servers: ‘Enough evidence in Durham’s Russia probe to indict MULTIPLE people’

‘What did John Brennan tell President Obama in the Oval Office in 2016?’ Fox News’ Bill Hemmer asked Ratcliffe during an interview Monday.

‘Well, I can talk about this because this part has been declassified,’ he prefaced. ‘He briefed President Obama and Vice President Biden and other members of the national security team about this specific intelligence that John Durham now has about a Hillary Clinton plan to falsely accuse and vilify Donald Trump with a scandal, and the discussion around that and whether or not it was good intelligence.’

A growing chorus of Democrats believe Clinton should be questioned by Durham for her alleged role in the Russian secret server scandal in a poll conducted before the bombshell revelations that her team spied on Trump’s campaign.

In a poll last month, 66 percent of Democrats wanted Clinton questioned, a whopping 22 percentage points higher than how many in her party demanded a probe last October, according to TechnoMetrica Institute of Policy and Politics (TIPP) research.

Special Counsel: Democrats Framed And Spied On Trump While He Was President


Enemies of Donald Trump surveilled the internet traffic at Trump Tower, at his New York City apartment building, and later at the executive office of the president of the United States, then fed disinformation about that traffic to intelligence agencies hoping to frame Trump as a Russia-connected stooge.

A tangential filing on Friday in the criminal case against former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann revealed these new details uncovered by Special Counsel John Durham’s investigation.

The revelation came in the middle of a 13-page motion Durham’s prosecutors filed in the criminal case against Sussmann.

Clinton campaign paid tech workers to dig up Trump-Russia connections: Report

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign paid an internet company to “infiltrate” servers at Trump Tower and the White House in order to link Donald Trump to Russia, a bombshell new legal filing alleges.

The Friday filing from a Department of Justice prosecutor tasked with investigating the origins of the FBI’s Russian probe served to throw cold water on Democrats’ longstanding allegations of collusion.

Special Counsel John Durham filed a motion related to potential conflicts of interests in connection with the case of Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussmann, who is charged with lying to the feds, according to Fox News.


New Mexico Senate passes ‘free’ college tuition bill; critics say it’s a bad idea

AP Photo/Morgan Lee
AP Photo/Morgan Lee

The New Mexico Senate on Sunday passed Senate bill 140, the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship Act, which was introduced last month with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s support.

The legislation, which passed in a 30-6 vote, would expand the New Mexico Opportunity Scholarship by providing tuition-free higher education to any resident, according to the governor’s office.

If it becomes law, approximately 35,000 students in the state who are enrolled at public colleges or universities this fall would be able to attend tuition-free. 

Surprise! Incredible number of Democrats want Hillary probed for framing Trump

Hillary Clinton (Video screenshot)
Hillary Clinton (Video screenshot)

The evidence just didn’t connect for them, and a subsequent years-long investigation by former FBI chief Robert Mueller debunked the allegations.

So the questions have been around ever since – who did what to get that fake news scheme going in the newspapers – and the federal government, and Special Counsel John Durham is reviewing the evidence, already having brought three criminal cases.

But now there’s a stunning new development: Just about as many Democrats as Republicans want an investigation into just what that year’s Democrat candidate, Hillary Clinton, had to do with the collusion conspiracy theory.

The New York Post has reported the number is surprising.

EXCLUSIVE: Top Republicans Sound Alarm On Energy Secretary’s ‘Dubious Financial Dealings’

Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Image
Andrew Harnik/Pool/AFP via Getty Image

Republican members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform wrote to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Monday, demanding more documentation and information after she violated federal trading law.

“The contradiction between DOE’s response to our initial letter and your eventual disclosure of violating the law raises additional concerns about a lack of transparency at DOE and whether you take your ethical obligations seriously,” the Republicans wrote in their letter to Granholm on Monday.

“We must ensure that government officials are complying with all federal ethics laws, particularly members of President Biden’s cabinet,” they wrote.

Jim Jordan sounds alarm on key Dem lawyer involved in spying on Trump

Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan discusses the reports that the Clinton campaign was ‘spying’ on the Trump administration, saying it was ‘worse than we thought.’

The media was in on it: KT McFarland

Former deputy national security adviser under President Trump, KT McFarland, joined ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss how the media has avoided covering the latest in the Durham probe.

Hemingway: Durham Reveals Spying On Trump Was Worse Than Watergate

Former FBI official warns of ‘a lot of potential charges’ in Durham probe

Chris Swecker, former assistant FBI director, discusses news that former Congressman Ratcliffe told John Durham the intelligence would lead to ‘multiple’ indictments in his probe.

You lying wretch: Hilton to Hillary Clinton

‘The Next Revolution’ host discusses a filing from Special Counsel John Durham alleging the Clinton campaign paid money to penetrate Trump’s servers.

Hillary Clinton BOMBSHELL – Trump Was Right Again.

Hillary Clinton BOMBSHELL – Trump Was Right Again.

How will the media try to spin this one? Truly unbelievable stuff folks.

LEVIN FLASHBACK: Evidence Is Overwhelming That Trump Was Spied On

Mark Levin March 5, 2017: “The evidence is overwhelming. This is not about President Trump’s tweeting. This is about the Obama administration spying, and the question is not whether it spied.

We know they went to the FISA court twice.

The question is who they did spy on and the extent of the spying that is the Trump campaign, the Trump transition, Trump surrogates”

World News:

Two trains collide in Munich, Germany, with dozens injured

Two trains collided in Germany, injuring dozens of passengers and leaving at least one person dead, according to an initial report from BNO News.

Ninety-five people were aboard the trains, 80 of which were analyzed for signs of shock in the wake of the dramatic collision, which happened at roughly 4:35 PM local time (10:35 AM EST).

The vehicles were S-Bahn trains raveling on a single-track railway car, close to Schäftlarn train station, in the southern district of Munich.

Ukraine president expects Russia to invade tomorrow

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky expects Russia will invade the region tomorrow, according to the latest United States intelligence.

Russia could invade Ukraine on Wed. – here are signs it’s happening

Russian military vehicles assembled during a readiness check, January 13, 2020. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Released)
Russian military vehicles assembled during a readiness check, January 13, 2020. (Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation/Released)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky warned Monday afternoon that Ukrainian intelligence is predicting Russia could invade by Wednesday.

While Zelensky’s warnings amid months of anticipation about a Russian invasion, the closure of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv and the reported satellite images of Russian troops moving into attack positions are further indications that Russia has come to a decision to invade.

A U.S. official who spoke to CBS News on Monday said Russian troops have also left their assembly areas near the Ukrainian border and have moved into “attack positions.” Russian long-range artillery and rocket launchers have also moved into likely firing positions, according to the official.

Israel starts extensive airlift from Ukraine; OECD “inspired” by Israel economy TV7Israel News 14.02

1) OECD Secretary General Mathias Cormann highlights, during a visit to Jerusalem, how Israel inspires – in particular when it comes to innovation, digital security and water governance.

2) Amid tensions accumulating along the Russian border with Ukraine, fearing a potential military invasion of the latter; Jerusalem sends dozens of flights to airlift Israelis and Ukrainian Jews willing to return back to Israel.

3) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrives in the Kingdom of Bahrain for a historic visit.

‘They Can’t Stop Us’: Freedom Convoy Rolls into EU’s Capital Despite Government Ban

Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images
Photo by KENZO TRIBOUILLARD/AFP via Getty Images

Some 1,300 vehicles are on the move into capital of the European Union Brussels Monday morning — despite a ban on such protests by city police — with 30 intercepted by officers so far. Brussels Police have warned motorists to avoid trying to drive into the city.

Authorities in charge of other European cities, such as Paris and Vienna, have made similar attempts to ban demos styled on anti-mandatory vaccine protests in Canada, though all so far have been futile.

According to a report by the Brussels Times, demonstrators planning on taking part in the convoy — which was banned by authorities last Thursday — had said that they were set on continuing with their plans, regardless of what local authorities say.

France Begins Trial for Jihadists Who Murdered Catholic Priest Jacques Hamel

Painting by Neilson Carlin
Painting by Neilson Carlin

Nearly six years after Father Hamel’s assassination while he was celebrating Mass in his church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, the victims and their loved ones hope to obtain answers during this trial, despite the absence of the main protagonists.

The two 19-year-old jihadists, Adel Kermiche and Abdel-Malik Petitjean, who professed allegiance to the Islamic State terror group, were killed by the police as they exited the church on July 26, 2016.

The Paris court is trying four people: Rachid Kassim, the alleged instigator of the attack — tried in absentia and believed probably dead — as well as three alleged members of the entourage of the assailants.

Trucker Protest on U.S. Border Cleared After Ontario Drops Mandates

AP/Paul Sancya
AP/Paul Sancya

On Sunday, the vital Ambassador Bridge linking Ontario with Michigan was reopened after police cleared the protesters who had blocked it for six days.

Dr. Kieran Moore, Ontario’s chief medical officer, asserted on Thursday that “evidence is showing we’re making remarkable improvement in all of the key metrics” related to Chinese coronavirus in the province, making it possible to “review all public health measures that are in place.”

Ford insisted this sudden announcement of a timetable for lifting coronavirus restrictions had nothing to do with the massive Freedom Convoy protests in major cities across Canada. He said his decisions were based purely on “science” and he would “never ever negotiate” with demonstrators who “break the law.”

Message to the Truckers

I’ve been asked to say a few words to the truckers in Ottawa. I’ve given that some careful consideration.

You protesters have accomplished an awful lot already.

The conservative leadership has crumbled. Erin O’Toole has been replaced by someone who is giving a fair bit of voice to your concerns.


The Great Awakening of the Working class

On today’s episode Carl explains how political issues like Covid mask mandates & lockdowns, the Russia-collusion hoax, the Afghanistan withdrawal debacle and rising food and energy costs, have all led to The Great Awakening of the working-class

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