News and Headlines: 3/23/2022.

US News, Politics, World News, Commentary/Opinion and Videos.

Ukraine war: Russian journalist Oksana Baulina killed in Kyiv shelling

Image caption,
Baulina had been reporting in Kyiv and Lviv before her death
Image caption,Baulina had been reporting in Kyiv and Lviv before her death

Oksana Baulina had been reporting from Kyiv and the western city of Lviv for investigative website The Insider, the outlet said in a statement.

She died while filming damage in the city’s Podil district, it added.

Baulina previously worked for Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny’s anti-corruption foundation, and had left Russia.

Last year the foundation was made illegal and branded extremist by the authorities, forcing many of its staff to flee abroad.

Man shoots passer-by who told him to stop beating dog, California police say

A man seen beating a dog on a Los Angeles apartment balcony shot a passer-by who yelled at him to let go of the animal, California police reported.

One yelled at the man to “let go of the dog,” police said. The man shouted back, then pulled out a firearm and shot one of the passers-by.

The suspected shooter, whom officers believe was visiting the apartment complex, ran away and remains on the loose. Police ask anyone with information on the incident to call detectives at 213-922-8205 or leave an anonymous tip at 1-800-222-8477.

Russian troops kidnapped and tortured Ukrainian journalist, press organization says

RSF reported the journalist (who they named Nikita to conceal his actual identity) was driving a car with a “press” sign on it when Russian forces fired on the vehicle with automatic weapons. Nikita tried to flee the ambush but crashed into a tree.

RSF said Nikita left the crashed vehicle, shouted that he was a civilian and surrendered to six Russian soldiers, who searched and beat him.

Nikita said despite telling the soldiers he worked for a news organization, they suspected him of acting as a scout for Ukrainian artillery forces in the area.

NATO Boosts Russia Flank with Four New Battle Groups

NATO will create 4 new battle groups in eastern Europe. Public Domain
NATO will create 4 new battle groups in eastern Europe. Public Domain

NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday the Western alliance will deploy four new battle groups across Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia as part of its response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

NATO already has battlegroups in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Poland.

“I expect leaders will agree to strengthen NATO’s posture in all domains with major increases of forces in the eastern part of the alliance, on land, in the air, and at sea. The first step is the deployment of four new NATO battle groups in Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania, and Slovakia,” Stoltenberg told journalists in Brussels.

Russia Talks With North Korea Amid Western Outrage Over Ukraine

Destroyed Russian armored vehicles litter the battlefield in the city of Bucha, west of Kyiv, in early March.
Destroyed Russian armored vehicles litter the battlefield in the city of Bucha, west of Kyiv, in early March.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry says Moscow and Pyongyang have discussed developing bilateral ties “in the context of changes taking place in the international arena.”

The ministry said in a statement on March 22 that Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov held talks with North Korea’s ambassador to Russia, Sin Hong-chol.

“During the meeting, issues of the development of bilateral relations in the context of changes taking place in the international arena, as well as topical regional problems, including the situation on the Korean Peninsula, were touched upon,” the statement said.

“We’re Going to Be Conservative.” Official Orders Books Removed From Schools, Targeting Titles About Transgender People.

“I don’t want a kid picking up a book, whether it’s about homosexuality or heterosexuality, and reading about how to hook up sexually in our libraries,” Glenn said.

“And I’m going to take it a step further with you,” he said, according to the recording.

“There are two genders. There’s male, and there’s female. And I acknowledge that there are men that think they’re women. And there are women that think they’re men.

And again, I don’t have any issues with what people want to believe, but there’s no place for it in our libraries.”

Inside Putin’s luxury yacht: Photos show dance floor that morphs into pool, marble-and-gold bathroom and more

Scheherazade, one of the world's biggest and most expensive yachts allegedly linked to Russian billionaires, is moored in the harbor of the small Italian town of Marina di Carrara, Italy, on March 23, 2022. (REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini)
Scheherazade, one of the world’s biggest and most expensive yachts allegedly linked to Russian billionaires, is moored in the harbor of the small Italian town of Marina di Carrara, Italy, on March 23, 2022. (REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini)

Photos showing the inside of Vladimir Putin‘s yacht currently moored in Italy reveal a lifestyle of luxury and grandeur behind the autocratic Russian president, as his country faces severe international economic sanctions due to the ongoing war with Ukraine.

The yacht includes excessive features ranging from a gold toilet paper holder in a marble bathroom, and a tile dance floor surrounded by water that can shift below floor level to become a pool. For the full set of photos, visit The Sun.

“Every surface is marble or gold. There are countless swimming pools, a spa, a sauna, a theater, ballrooms, a gym, two helipads. It’s like a mini city,” one of the builders of the yacht told The Sun.

Madeleine Albright dies of cancer at 84

(REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
(REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

Born Marie Jana Korbel on May 15, 1937, Albright immigrated to the United States from Czechoslovakia with her family in 1948 following a communist coup.

Her family was Jewish and converted to Roman Catholicism when she was five years old. Three of her Jewish grandparents died in concentration camps.

Albright said she did not learn of her family’s Jewish heritage until after becoming secretary of state.

Salt Lake City police officer assaulted at airport, bystander jumps in to help subdue suspect, video shows

Salt Lake City police have released video showing a bystander jumping in to help an officer who was being assaulted while arresting a suspect at the city’s airport last month.

The incident unfolded after a 28-year-old man rushed past Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers screening passengers at a security checkpoint in Salt Lake City International Airport on February 17, Salt Lake City police said.

A police officers assigned to the department’s airport division witnessed the disturbance and immediately intervened to stop the man from bypassing the security checkpoint.

Houston Police Officers Shoot Suspect Who Was Charging at Them With a Knife

The Houston Police Department released video of their deadly encounter Feb. 23 with a man accused of fatally shooting a San Jacinto County deputy constable with the officer’s own weapon at the PlazAmericas mall.

San Jacinto Precinct 1 constable deputy Neil Adams, 62, was shot to death by 35-year-old Czyz Deonte Harrison, who was also shot and killed, according to HPD.

Thugs record video of themselves beating 14-year-old boy to a pulp in train station — then they post clip on social media

Here's a closer look at the suspects via an NYPD News tweet, which added that those with information about the suspects can direct message police @NYPDTips or anonymously call 800-577-TIPS:
Here’s a closer look at the suspects via an NYPD News tweet, which added that those with information about the suspects can direct message police @NYPDTips or anonymously call 800-577-TIPS:

In one clip, a male suspect places his face in the foreground of the shot while the disturbing beatdown is seen in the background — as if he’s treating the brutal attack like a spectacle or video game.

The top video in the following tweet from NYPD Tips shows the attack; the bottom video is from a surveillance camera showing suspects leaving the station:

One member of the group approached the victim and asked if he knew a particular person, police told the New York Post, adding that the crew then began beating up the victim before he could respond.

PROOF a government-controlled digital dollar IS coming

It’s time to STOP saying ‘that will never happen here’ when it comes to a programmable, government-controlled, digital currency.

Justin Haskins, Glenn’s co-author for ‘The Great Reset: Joe Biden And The Rise Of 21st Century Fascism,’ joins to show with PROOF that the Biden administration currently IS working on developing and enacting a digital dollar.

And you don’t have to go far to find the evidence, Haskins says:

‘Take them at their word and you will see that this is the plan: To use a whole new, digital currency to control and manipulate society.’

4 teens arrested for dragging elderly woman to death, dismembering her arm during carjacking

Mid-City homicide suspects images released(NOPD)
Mid-City homicide suspects images released(NOPD)

During a Tuesday morning press conference, New Orleans Police Department Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said two of the juvenile suspects’ parents turned their children in to authorities after police released photos of the suspects.

According to WVUE, family members of Linda Frickey, 73, said she was putting something in her vehicle outside her workplace when four suspects suddenly jumped into her car and drove away.

“She got tangled in her seatbelt because they did not give her time to get out,” Frickey’s sister-in-law Kathy Richard told WDSU.

The carjackers dragged the elderly woman for more than a block before her arm was severed, causing her to fall to the ground.

IRGC warns Israel not to target its operatives; IS terror claims four Israelis TV7 Israel News 23.03

1) A deadly terror attack by an Islamic State terrorist claims the life of four Israelis.

2) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz stressed the IDF’s operational preparedness to contend with Iran’s efforts to entrench along Israel’s borders.

3) U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan asserts that unless a renewed deal with Iran verifiably curtails Tehran’s quest for a nuclear weapon – an agreement will not materialize.

Adam Carolla, Mark Geragos, & Harmeet Dhillon Discuss Secret Warrants Targeting Project Veritas

Twitter Censors Tucker

(Photo by Janos Kummer/Getty Images)
(Photo by Janos Kummer/Getty Images)

Fox News host and Daily Caller cofounder Tucker Carlson was censored by Twitter after pointing out the factual accuracy of tweets regarding transgender Assistant Secretary for Health and “Woman of the Year” Rachel Levine.

Carlson posted screenshots Tuesday of tweets written by satirical news outlet The Babylon Bee as well as Turning Point USA founder and executive director Charlie Kirk.

The Babylon Bee lost access to their Twitter account after publishing an article entitled “The Babylon Bee’s Man Of The Year Is Rachel Levine.” The tech company decided that the award violated its “hateful conduct policy.”

Similarly, Kirk was locked out of his account for “hateful conduct” until he removed a tweet where he accurately wrote, “Richard Levine spent 54 years of his life as a man. 

Durham to produce ‘large volume’ of classified discovery in Steele dossier source case

The Justice Department plans to produce a “large volume” of classified materials this week in the Russiagate case against the main source for British ex-spy Christopher Steele’s anti-Trump dossier.

Special counsel John Durham made the assertion in a filing Tuesday asking a judge for a deadline extension for the production of classified discovery in accordance with the Classified Information Procedures Act, a law that establishes procedures for protecting classified information in criminal cases. Durham pinned the need for a delay on agency personnel being involved in matters related to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

“However, recent world events in Ukraine have contributed to delays in the production of classified discovery.

The officials preparing and reviewing the documents at the FBI and intelligence agencies are heavily engaged in matters related to Ukraine. Nevertheless, the government will produce a large volume of classified discovery this week and will continue its efforts to produce documents in classified discovery on a rolling basis, and no later than the proposed deadlines set forth below,” Durham added.

Pelosi’s Husband Buys $2 Million In Tesla Shares As Democrats Push Green Energy Handouts

Forbes first reported Paul Pelosi’s stock purchase Tuesday.

Democrats have pushed heavily for greater green energy spending, urging President Joe Biden to move quickly on pending legislation. Over the last two months, a group of 23 Democrats asked Biden to stand firm on the $555 billion for climate action that had been included in the Build Back Better Act, and a group of 89 Democrats said the president should go further.

On March 17, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, a group of 97 left-wing lawmakers, unveiled a sweeping climate agenda for the president to pursue.

Biden has supported a series of green subsidies since taking office, including a $12,500 credit for consumers who purchase a new electric vehicle.

CDC Tells New York Times It Hid Covid Data For Political Reasons

The article says when the Centers for Disease Control “published the first significant data on the effectiveness of boosters in adults younger than 65…it left out the numbers for a huge portion of that population: 18- to 49-year-olds, the group least likely to benefit from extra shots.”

“The agency has been reluctant to make those figures public,” according to the Times, “because they might be misinterpreted as the vaccines being ineffective.”

This rationale for deliberately hiding government-collected effectiveness data was even confirmed by the CDC’s spokeswoman, Kristen Nordlund. This taxpayer-funded agency didn’t want to give taxpayers the full picture of vaccine effectiveness—for their own good.

That rationale from the CDC hardly justifies the fact that the selective omission of public health information is more than clinical malpractice; it is scientific fraud.  

Pre K-12 School Where Judge Jackson Sits on Board Pushes Cultural Marxism on Kids

AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster

However, teaching “Antiracist Baby” is not the only radical material being pushed on children at the school where Judge Jackson sits on the board.

GDS brags about its far-left curriculum in its 2021-22 high school profile “curricular highlights,” showcasing a course, for instance, about “Exploring Reproductive Justice,” and a 9th Grade Seminar “flagship social justice course that serves as a launching point for a GDS High School Education.”

The school hosted a speech in September, 2020, by Dr. Dena Simmons, called “Self-Care, Healing, and Equity-Responsive Practices,” which discussed “opening the door for our continued anti-racist work.”

A GDS teacher also led a talk at a conference in 2018 called, “Sticks and Stones: Exploring the ’N-Word’ in our School Communities.”

(READ) ‘Major legal victory’ for child advocacy groups re: DC minor consent law

A federal district court has issued a preliminary injunction, effectively putting a temporary halt to the District of Columbia’s controversial Minor Consent for Vaccinations Act of 2020.

This act allowed children 11 years of age and older to consent to vaccinations without their parents’ knowledge or consent.

Vaccines, like all medication, have serious side effects.

“This is a major legal victory for children, parental rights, and informed consent,” said Rolf Hazlehurst, senior staff attorney for Children’s Health Defense (CHD) who argued the case. “Government overreach such as this has dire implications for childrens’ health and the constitutional rights of citizens.” 

Biden’s war on domestic oil production expands to Wall Street

President Joe Biden may say he wants domestic oil producers to invest the money necessary to increase domestic oil production, but when it comes to actual government action, the Biden administration this week again made it more expensive to produce domestic energy.

By a 3-1 vote, with all Democratic members voting “yes” and the sole Republican member voting “no,” the Securities and Exchange Commission advanced a proposed rule Monday compelling public companies to disclose “climate-related risks” to the government.

The goal of the new regulation is to discourage Wall Street investment managers from giving oil and gas companies the investments they need to increase domestic energy production. Once the regulation is fully implemented, publicly traded companies would be forced to provide data on their own carbon emissions, how much energy they consume, and how many carbon emissions are generated by their suppliers and customers.

Environmental, social, and governance investors would then use this data to deprive fossil fuel producers of the capital they need to increase domestic energy production. 

NATO Chief Warns Putin: “Russia Can Never Win A Nuclear War”

Just a day ahead of the Thursday emergency meeting of NATO leaders in Brussels, which Joe Biden will attend in person, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has previewed in a new speech that countries will commit to “major increases” in troops along Europe’s ‘eastern flank’.

He also took the opportunity to warn Russia to stop its ‘nuclear saber rattling’ – a day after the Pentagon called recent Kremlin remarks related to a heightened nuclear posture that was raised last month “dangerous”. Stoltenberg stated, “Russia should stop this dangerous irresponsible nuclear rhetoric.” He said, “But let there be no doubt about our readiness to protect and defend allies against any threat anytime.”

“Russia must understand that it can never win a nuclear war,” Stoltenberg added. And despite weapons shipments from the West continuing to reportedly enter Ukraine, he added an important caveat: “NATO is not part of the conflict … it provides support to Ukraine but isn’t part of the conflict.”

“NATO will not send the troops into Ukraine… It is extremely important to provide support to Ukraine and we are stepping up. But at the same time it is also extremely important to prevent this conflict becoming a full-fledged war between NATO and Russia,” he stressed.

Biden Donor Awarded White House Post, Millions in Fed Contracts

Joe Kiani / Masimo
Joe Kiani / Masimo

One of President Joe Biden’s top donors and “closest friends” has scored millions of dollars in federal contracts and a prestigious job in the White House, according to a Washington Free Beacon review of government records.

Biden in September of last year placed close confidant Joe Kiani, the founder and CEO of the medical technology company Masimo Corporation, on the influential President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

Kiani’s company, which manufactures various medical devices, has received almost $3 million in federal government contracts since Biden took office in 2021.

Its contracts include funding from the Department of Defense and Department of Health and Human Services.

Phase 2 of The Great Reset: War

As noted by Oliver, “We’re being manipulated as never before in history.” To refuse to acknowledge that you’re being manipulated puts you in a very dangerous place, as acknowledging that manipulation is taking place is the first step to develop resistance against it.

Right now, media, government and business leaders are fomenting hatred against Russian citizens, and even people with Russian-sounding names, who have nothing to do with Putin’s decision to go into Ukraine, and while it may feel “justifiable,” it’s dangerous in the extreme.

We just saw the same kind of rabid expressions of hatred against the unvaccinated less than a year ago. All of this hatred plays right into the hands of the technocratic elite that needs chaos and unrest in order to push their will on us. We simply must learn to resist these Pavlovian responses.

Obama’s Third Term and the Destruction of the American Polity

Now, under Biden, the abandonment of the federalism paradigm is picking up steam, and we see an attempt to sabotage federalism in favor of a vast federal bureaucracy and regulations and laws produced and upheld by a cadre of antisocial, power-mad elitists.

The replacement is seen in a growing identity with authoritarian regimes and practices such as being soft on Iran and Russia.

Liberty always means support for the individual and locality against the encroachments or belligerence of tyranny.

There is contempt for the states, especially those at our southern border, as we see the federal government breaking its own laws and distributing illegal migrants throughout the country.

We see it In its attacks on the nuclear family and our military by its extreme support of non-heterosexual agendas.

The obsessive climate change agenda enhances globalist encroachments over U.S. sovereignty, and thus reduces the foundational federalism with concomitant liberties of our own sovereign system.

Candace Owens: They don’t want you looking into this

Candance Owens discusses her email exchange with The New York Times and blasts the paper for shifting narratives on Ukraine corruption on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’

Biden family finances need to part of Ukraine war conversation: Schweizer

Author of ‘Red-Handed’ gives his take on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Hunter Biden’s laptop story on ‘The Story.’

Border will be ‘catastrophic’ in 2022, public safety official warns

Texas Department of Public Safety Lt. Christopher Olivarez says mass releases of migrants are expected to overwhelm resources this year.

Wyoming governor signs bill to protect Second Amendment rights from federal overreach

SF0102, also called the Second Amendment Protection Act, prohibits state and local government entities in Wyoming from enforcing “any unconstitutional act, law, treaty, executive order, rule or regulation of the United States government that infringes on or impedes the free exercise of individual rights guaranteed under the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.”

SF0102 had strong support from not only three-quarters of the Legislature, but also law enforcement and gun-rights groups.

“This legislation makes it illegal for state or local officials in Wyoming to enforce or cooperate with unconstitutional federal gun control,” Mark Jones of Gun Owners of America told The Center Square.

The Real Story – OAN Laptop from Hell with Liz Harrington

Liz Harrington, spokesperson for Save America and President Trump, gives The Real Story on who The New York Times is finally confirming the infamous Biden laptop belongs to.