In The News Feed:Daily Update.2/20/2023.

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Diana Deets, controversial OnlyFans model known as ‘Coconut Kitty,’ dies

A California mom and OnlyFans model — who has been accused of “pedo-baiting” by editing her photos to look like a child — has taken her own life.

Diana Deets, who was known online as Coconut Kitty, committed suicide on Feb. 12, according to an announcement on her Instagram page addressed to “all lovers and fans of Coconut.”

Deets’ age remains unclear, as the model would refuse to reveal it, but reports suggest she was 24.

Deets was described as “the type of person who would drop everything to help you with your problems and would always be in your corner.”

The model was also remembered as “a mom, a sister, a daughter, a best friend” and a person who “could light up a whole room.”

“It could turn your whole day around. And her laugh, her laugh was so contagious,” the statement read.

Salt Life co-founder Michael Hutto gets 12 years in prison for killing teen girlfriend

A co-founder of the clothing company Salt Life was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday after pleading guilty to fatally shooting his teenage girlfriend — before leaving her body to decompose in a Florida hotel.

Michael Hutto, 56, entered the guilty plea in Florida on Thursday, accepting responsibility for the killing of 18-year-old Lora Grace Duncan at the Hilton Singer Island oceanfront resort in October 2020.

He claimed he accidentally gunned down the teenager during a mock shooting game, reported the station WPTV.

Hutto was later arrested in his hometown of Jacksonville, 280 miles from the crime scene, after fleeing.

LA sheriff arrests man for the murder of Catholic bishop

Sheriff’s deputies responded to Auxiliary Bishop David O’Connell’s Hacienda Heights home Saturday afternoon, where they found the clergyman with a gunshot wound to his upper torso in his bed. The 69-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene.

The following day, deputies officially said they were investigating O’Connell’s death as a murder before announcing on Monday that they have made an arrest.

Authorities told NBC 4 Los Angeles the man was identified early on in the investigation through an ‘unnamed technical means,’ and he was arrested without incident — though a reporter on the scene said the man had barricaded himself inside his home overnight.

The suspect’s name has not yet been released, but neighbors have identified the suspect as Carlos Medina, whose wife worked with the bishop.

A news conference on the arrest is expected at 3pm local time. 

Chaos Erupts in Texas Capital: Busy Intersection TAKEN OVER, Cops Attacked

NO RESPECT FOR AUTHORITY: A crowd participating in “drifting” demonstrations used fireworks, rocks, and other objects to attack Austin police responding to the “street racing incidents.”

James O’Keefe Removed As CEO Of Project Veritas, Here’s His Full Speech [VIDEO]

Rx Repeat | Full Measure

Now an important update to our coverage of a new Alzheimer’s drug that drew so much controversy. Aducanumab was approved without one yes vote from the FDA advisory committee.

In fact, several members quit over it.

And critics say it offers no proof of real benefit but comes with significant health risks.

Now, the FDA has given fast track approval to a similar drug made by the same company under what critics see as similar questionable circumstances.

Kriegman | Full Measure

Today we begin with an incredible story of a data scientist who claimed extreme bias at a major global news service: Reuters.

Zac Kriegman may be one of the highest company officials to go public with such allegations. He led a team of scientists applying the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence to data at the parent company Thomson Reuters.

He says he watched as radical ideologies took hold throughout the organization, and that when he saw the news division getting it wrong, he was the one who got bullied and fired.

SEE IT: Biden’s message to Zelenskyy written in Ukraine Royal Palace guest book

President Biden left a handwritten message for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy when he visited the Ukraine Royal Palace on Monday.

Biden left the note in the palace guestbook during his surprise visit to the capital of Kyiv. Biden says the city has “captured a part of my heart.”

“I am honored to be welcomed again in Kyiv. I stand in solidarity and friendship with the freedom loving people of Ukraine,” Biden wrote. “Mr President, please accept my deepest respect for your courage and leadership. Slava Ukraini!”

Biden pledged an additional half a billion dollars in military assistance during the visit.

The U.S. has already delivered more than $100 billion in assistance to Ukraine since Russia first invaded the country in February 2022.

US warned Russia of Biden’s visit to Ukraine ‘hours’ before departure

President Biden meets Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in Kyiv, Ukraine. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

Sullivan went on to characterize the trip as an “affirmation” of the Biden administration’s commitment to supporting Ukraine.

“This was not a celebration,” he clarified, adding that there will likely be dark days ahead.

Sirens could be heard in war-torn Ukraine as Biden arrived in the country.

The U.S. has already supported Ukraine with tens of billions of dollars in financial aid and military equipment.

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida also announced $5.5 billion in aid for Ukraine as Biden visited with Zelenskyy.

Biden’s visit comes just before Russia is expected to ramp up its offensive once again in its own acknowledgment of the one-year anniversary of the conflict. Ukrainian officials warned of a massive barrage of missiles that Russia may launch on Friday, Feb. 24.

Activists Upset as Black Family Sells ‘Reparations’ Land Back to Government

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The land was seized by the city of Manhattan Beach, then transferred to the state, then to Los Angeles County.

Finally, in 2022, the land was returned to the descendants of the Bruce family in an emotional public ceremony.

However, the New York Times reports, the family then decided to sell the land back to the county, given the difficulty of developing the beachfront property, and the fact that the asset could be turned quickly into cash.

That has left some activists disappointed, and has complicated the debate about broader racial reparations:

Report: McCarthy Grants Tucker Carlson Access to 41,000 Hours of January 6 Video

AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File

Sources informed Axios co-founder Mike Allen that Carlson’s team was in Washington, DC, last week going through some of the footage, and it will begin to roll out on Carlson’s programs in the forthcoming weeks.

The two sides have been communicating on the matter since earlier this month, Allen noted, citing correspondence he has seen. Additionally, the cache reportedly totals a whopping 41,000 hours of footage rather than the 14,000 hours previously reported.

“[T]here was never any legitimate reason for this footage to remain secret,” Carlson told Axios.

“If there was ever a question that’s in the public’s interest to know, it’s what actually happened on January 6. By definition, this video will reveal it. It’s impossible for me to understand why any honest person would be bothered by that,” he added.

English teacher’s sexuality curriculum showing kids penis pics, ejaculation video has school approval

Al Vernacchio is an English teacher at Friends’ Central School (Fox News Digital | YouTube/Screenshot | iStock)

Al Vernacchio is an English teacher at Friends’ Central School, a private school in Wynnewood. He also is involved in the sexuality curriculum, which expounds from children nursery through 12th grade, according to his website.

He has also mentioned this fact on at least one other occasion. After publication of this article, the school reached out and stated there was no “sexual education curriculum prior to fourth grade.”

In his work as Sexuality Education Coordinator, Vernacchio teaches classes, organizes sexuality-themed programs and assemblies, and is one of the faculty advisors for the Gender and Sexual Orientation Alliance.  

In an unearthed 2011 interview he gave to The New York Times Magazine, Vernacchio described his graphic lesson plans which he said have raised concerns outside the school. The teacher said his goal is to desensitize children to images of genitalia. 

Twice-Deported Gang Member, Wanted for Murder, Among Biden’s 1.2M Illegal Alien ‘Got-Away’ Population in U.S

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Noe David Alvarez Escamilla, a 24-year-old 18th Street Gang member from El Salvador, first illegally crossed the U.S.-Mexico in September 2019 where he was apprehended by U.S. Border Patrol agents and quickly deported.

Escamilla is wanted for aggravated homicide and illegal association in El Salvador.

Then, in May 2020, Escamilla again illegally crossed the border. He was immediately deported to Mexico after being apprehended by Border Patrol agents.

For a third time, Escamilla crossed the border at a later date and was not apprehended by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents until December 2022 in the Houston, Texas area. He was subsequently deported this month.

Escamilla represents just one of the nearly 1.2 million known “got-aways” who have successfully crossed the border under the Biden administration since the beginning of 2021. These known got-aways are in addition to the 1.7 million border crossers who have been directly released into the U.S. interior by the administration.


Konstantin Kisin and the Counter-Woke Revolution | EP 333

Dr Jordan B Peterson and Konstantin Kisin discuss western privilege, the self, the nature of God and religion, the necessity of religion for morality, and how we must combat the death of truth with cohesive principles.

‘IT’S ALL A SHAM’: Why Buttigieg & FEMA are DITCHING Ohio

The recent train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio caused intense health and environmental concerns thanks to the massive leaking of toxic chemicals.

But, yet, the Biden administration’s Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg is nowhere to be seen. AND, as Glenn details in this clip, FEMA just denied assistance to the Ohio town as well.

But since when has FEMA turned down the chance to take control of a town, Glenn asks. In this clip, Glenn explains why he believes the left are ABANDONING Ohio: ‘It’s ALL A SHAM.’

Biden Gives Middle Finger To East Palestine As He Visits Kyiv Ukraine With $500 Million For Zelensk

Biden’s trip to Ukraine was something of a surprise on Monday, as the American president landed in Kyiv to confer with Ukraine’s Volodymyr Zelenky and give the nation another $500 million in aid.

Biden also announced new sanctions with Russia, though the last round of sanctions has not weakened Russia’s trade, but simply pushed Russia into talks with China and Iran.

Rasmussen on Absolute Truth – Young Americans most in support of bans on trans surgeries for minors.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 58% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of legislation making it illegal to perform sex-change surgery on minors, including 46% who Strongly Approve of such laws.

Thirty-seven percent (34%) disapprove of states passing laws to ban such surgeries on minors, including 21% who Strongly Disapprove.

World News:

Criticism of Ukraine war spreads on Russian social media as loved ones die

Tributes to Russians who have died during the war have been posted on the country’s biggest social media platform

The posts are written in Russian and appear to come from the accounts of real Russian citizens on VKontakte (VK), a platform similar to Facebook.

“This f****** war took another person dear to me… Well, for what!!??,” wrote one angry young woman mourning her late partner.

One user called for the war to end, branding it a “meat grinder” in an apparent reference to the large number of lives it has claimed. Another wrote: “These men died a terrible death.”

These comments were posted on pages set up to memorialise the men who have died fighting in Ukraine.

Romania becomes Ukraine’s largest fuel supplier

The Petrobrazi refinery in Romania.

Romania’s fuel exports to Ukraine increased 30-fold last year to almost 1 million tons (983,404 tons), while another 251,303 tons of fuel was transported through Romania to Ukraine, which is 96 times more than in 2021, business daily news outlet reports.

“With the outbreak of the war, trade in goods between Romania and Ukraine changed accordingly. We have very large supplies of fuel, products that the Ukrainians constantly demand and need,” Bogdan Mihei, head of the Romanian Customs Authority (AVR), told Profit.

“Romania has supported the Ukrainian authorities, including in the transit of goods, and has tried to facilitate Ukrainian grain deliveries to the rest of the world. Data from the customs system reflects this. As for Romania’s exports of fuels and substances for agriculture, as well as imports of cereals and oilseeds, this is a consequence of the war and Ukraine’s reorientation towards trade with EU countries,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to the Romanian Ministry of Agriculture, the transit of Ukrainian grain has put pressure on transport logistics in Romania and increased transport prices, while imports that remain in Romania have posed competition problems for local farmers due to lower prices of Ukrainian grain.

Ukraine eyes $15 billion programme after meeting IMF’s Georgieva

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy (left) and IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva talk in Kyiv on February 20.

IMF Director General Kristalina Georgieva arrived in Kyiv on the same day the city also hosted U.S. President Joe Biden, who offered support to Ukraine before the first anniversary of Russia’s invasion of the country.

The talks between Georgieva and Ukrainian officials, shown in a video posted on Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s Telegram account, took place three days after the IMF said it had reached a staff-level agreement with Ukraine, setting the stage for talks on a full loan programme.

“We are looking for the launch of a new multi-year support programme valued at more than $15 billion.”

Shmyhal said the programme would be made up of two parts – immediate financial assistance and support for structural reforms to underpin efforts at post-conflict rebuilding.

Damascus struck amid increased Iran’ activity; Israel ratchets-up C-T efforts -TV7 Israel News 20.02

1) Israel blames Iran for an attack on a civilian cargo vessel while transiting through the Arabian Sea.

2) The United Arab Emirates withdraws a UN Security Council draft resolution, which called for the condemnation of Israel’s settlement activity in the West Bank territories.

3) Unidentified aircraft conducted a deadly aerial strike on Iranian and Syrian Army installations in Syria’s capital, Damascus.

6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Turkey-Syria

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake has struck the Turkey-Syria border region near the town of Define overnight – causing buildings already damaged two weeks ago to crumble.

Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority have recorded 6,000 aftershocks since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the region a fortnight ago.

mRNA in blood after 28 days

SARS-CoV-2 spike mRNA vaccine sequences circulate in blood up to 28 days after COVID-19 vaccination/

Tension mounts on North Korean peninsula as Pyongyang fires second ballistic missile

This image made from video broadcasted by North Korea's KRT shows what it says is a ballistic missile being launched from an undisclosed location in North Korea, 20 Feb.KRT via AP
This image made from video broadcasted by North Korea’s KRT shows what it says is a ballistic missile being launched from an undisclosed location in North Korea, 20 Feb.KRT via AP

North Korea fired two short-range ballistic missiles on Monday, Pyongyang’s second launch in 48 hours as Kim Jong Un’s powerful sister warned of turning the Pacific into a “firing range”, Seoul says.

South Korea’s military said they had detected the launch of “two short-range ballistic missiles fired from Sukchon areas in South Pyongan province between 07:00-07:11 local time.”

Tokyo also confirmed the launch, with the Prime Minister’s Office warning that Pyongyang had launched “a suspected ballistic missile” and the coastguard issued alerts over multiple projectiles.

North Korea issued a statement saying it had “fired two shots using 600mm multiple rocket launchers”, into the East Sea, also known as the Sea of Japan.

Top Chinese scientists sketch out plans to thwart US chip curbs

The experts said China should amass a portfolio of patents that govern the next generation of chipmaking. PHOTO: REUTERS

BEIJING – Key members of China’s most influential scientific body have outlined the country’s plan to circumvent US chip sanctions for the first time, codifying Beijing’s view of how it could win a crucial technological conflict with Washington.

Two of the country’s senior academics wrote that Beijing should amass a portfolio of patents that govern the next generation of chipmaking, from novel materials to new techniques.

That should propel its semiconductor ambitions while giving China the clout to push back against US sanctions designed to hamstring its semiconductor sector, Dr Luo Junwei and Dr Li Shushen wrote in the bulletin of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

The article, published to a social media account affiliated with the academy, offers a rare glimpse into how Beijing thinks about and might react to the Biden administration’s escalating hostilities over semiconductors.


After Spain pushes to legalize bestiality, Polish justice minister says ‘leftism is a plague of the 21st century’

Poland’s Minister of Justice Zbigniew Ziobro. (Source:

“Leftism is the plague of the 21st century. Spaniards allowed children to change their gender on demand. Now, they are legalizing bestiality, while (individuals) using a rat’s trap may result in imprisonment.

The leftist virus is also circulating here (in Warsaw) and infected Trzaskowski (Warsaw’s mayor) is already trying to ban meat consumption,” posted the Polish minister of justice on Twitter.

Last Thursday, the Spanish parliament approved a law allowing people over 16 to change their legally-recognized gender without medical evaluation. Those aged 12 to 13 will need a judge’s approval, while people aged 14 and 15 will need parental permission. Both chambers of the parliament approved the law prepared by the Equal Rights Ministry.

Also, the lower house of the parliament, the Congress of Deputies, passed the bill on the welfare of animals, prohibiting the killing of mice and snakes that enter a household as well as the use of rat poison under penalty of up to two years in prison.

Up to now, Spanish legislation included an absolute ban on zoophilia regarding household, domesticated or herd animals. Now, the Spanish parliament decided to lift the ban, allowing the possibility of having sexual intercourse with all vertebrates, except in cases where the animal is injured.

Sen. Hawley RIPS Big Tech Companies for ENDANGERING Children With NO Accountability

Senator Josh Hawley pulled no punches during the judiciary hearing on protecting kids online last week.

Berlusconi’s acquittal in ‘bunga-bunga’ case reveals how Italy’s judicial system was weaponized to keep conservatives out of power

FILE – Forza Italia’s president Silvio Berlusconi waves, center, flanked by The League leader Matteo Salvini, right, and Senator Licia Ronzulli, left. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)

The Italian judiciary is notoriously dominated by left-wing judges and prosecutors and has been used by the left to fight its political opponents, as in the ongoing case brought against former Interior Minister Matteo Salvini for his decision not to allow the Open Arms ship belonging to a Spanish NGO to disembark its load of illegal immigrants in an Italian port in 2019.

On Feb. 15, however, Berlusconi was acquitted of bribing witnesses to lie about his “bunga-bunga” parties, almost nine years after having a seven-year sentence overturned by a court of appeal in the main case where he was accused of having had sex with a 17-year-old nightclub dancer.

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni reacted to the news of Berlusconi’s acquittal saying it was “excellent news that puts an end to a long legal case that also had important repercussions on Italian political and institutional life.”

Infrastructure and Transport Minister Matteo Salvini said he was “happy for Silvio’s acquittal after years of suffering, insults, and useless controversies.”

The main case which was brought to an end in 2014 when Berlusconi’s conviction was overturned on appeal concerned parties dubbed “bunga-bunga” parties by the media, that were held at the then prime minister’s private villa and attended by showgirls.

Hot Topics Biden in Kiev, Poland wants US troops, DOD wants diversity & SCOTUS

Conflict in Space | Full Measure

The recent U.S. conflict with China over mystery objects in the sky is a reminder that we are in an economic and political rivalry with the Communist nation, one that extends into space, as Lisa Fletcher reports.

PM Albanese called to act on rising crime crisis in rural Western Australia

Western Australian community leaders have called on Prime Minister Anthony Albanese to act as the state’s rural towns continue to struggle with alcohol-related crime.

Several Mayors from the Goldfields region say crime has risen since the cashless debit card was scrapped last year while Premier Mark McGowan is instead considering introducing alcohol restrictions in regional communities.

Mr Albanese is resisting calls to reinstate the cashless debit card but will introduce a voluntary ‘Smart Card’ to help address anti-social behaviour.

Glenn: THESE signs show we’re moving toward WORLD WAR III

It seems like we’re going to be helping Ukraine indefinitely, and now President Biden has announced we’re even paying Ukrainian PENSIONS. But it gets worse.

In this clip, Glenn demonstrates how signs TODAY show we are following the same pattern that eventually resulted in World War I.

And thanks to government leaders — including our own — continuing to escalate tension between the world’s most powerful nations, it seems that we may be MARCHING toward World War III…

How Many Potential Terrorists Were Apprehended Last Year?’: Lisa McClain Asks Border Patrol Chief

During a House Oversight committee hearing about the Southern Border last week, Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI) questioned chief patrol agents.

‘Let Me Ask A Question Maybe You Can Answer’: Bob Menendez Grills DEA Official

At Wednesday’s Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) questioned witnesses.

Victor Davis Hansen: It’s very dangerous if we lose deterrence to China

Senior fellow at the Hoover Institution Victor Davis Hanson analyses the threat from the CCP and President Biden’s hesitance to deal with it on ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

Exclusive – Rep. Ralph Norman: McCarthy Set ‘Gears in Place’ to Strip Ukraine Aid from Must-Pass Spending Bills

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Norman spoke to Breitbart News as conservatives have railed against the inclusion of Ukraine aid in must-pass bills, such as the $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bills and a stop-gap spending bill, otherwise known as a continuing resolution (CR).

Asked if House conservatives on the House Rules Committee would move to strip Ukraine aid from must-pass spending bills, Norman said, “We’re going to make sure it happens.”

The South Carolina conservative elaborated, “If it’s spending American dollars, then each representative is going to have to take a vote on it.

We’re simply not going to let them bundle it up on something completely off the radar with having anything to do with where the money’s going.”


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