In The News Feed Daily Post:1/17/2023.

US News, World News, Politics, Commentary.

US News:

Rival gang shooting at ‘family fun’ MLK Day event kills a mother, injures 11: Police

Screenshot of WPBF-TV YouTube video
Screenshot of WPBF-TV YouTube video

An event billed as a “family fun” MLK Day celebration in Florida turned deadly when members of rival gangs had a “disagreement” that they attempted to resolve with guns, police said.

On Monday afternoon, more than 1,000 members of the community gathered together at Ilous Ellis Park in Fort Pierce, Florida, to celebrate the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

After watching a parade, folks began enjoying another event on the agenda: the “MLK Car Show & Family Fun Day.”

At approximately 5:20 p.m., car show participants were walking around and having a good time when, suddenly, they heard the sound of gunfire.

“It was mass chaos, as you can imagine, when shots rang out,” St. Lucie County Chief Deputy Brian Hester said at a press conference. “There were 1,000-plus people here at the event. And as the shots rang out, people were just running in all directions.” A bystander captured some of that “chaos” on a cellphone camera:

Sheriff says woman has died in shooting at Ilous Ellis Park

St. Lucie County Sheriff Ken Mascara says a 30-year-old mother has died after a shooting that injured seven others on Martin Luther King Jr. Day at Ilous Ellis Park in Fort Pierce

Progress In Tissue Engineering: Controlling Cell-Cell Signaling

Cellular adhesion remains a fundamental component to cell-cell communicationGETTY
Cellular adhesion remains a fundamental component to cell-cell communication

We are now learning the language cells use to communicate with one another in hopes of treating a wide range of diseases, as well as repairing and regenerating tissues.

A recent series of studies elucidate new aspects of cellular conversation.

Here, we highlight a study which demonstrates the interchangeable nature between the function of cell adhesion molecule receptors and their intracellular plasmic regions.

In this study, the researchers artificially constructed several types of synthetic cell adhesion molecules to better comprehend the underlying rules and nature of cell adhesion molecules as a whole.

Modular in design, the team interchanged the internal components—specifically in the transmembrane and intracellular matrix—with a different component in the extracellular matrix to yield varying results.

These studies open the exciting possibility to programming novel cell-cell associations for tissue engineering and to control immune and neural cell interactions.

Nevada county to consider banning COVID-19 and flu vaccines

Photo by: HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images
Photo by: HUM Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

The health board for Elko County, Nevada, will meet to discuss whether or not it should consider placing a moratorium on the COVID-19 and flu vaccines in the county, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Also on the agenda for the Elko County Board of Health is the discontinuation of local advertising for the COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

The agenda, according to the Review-Journal, says that the considerations will be made pending “further investigation and results of the Florida Supreme Court case to investigate the [wrongdoing] related to COVID-19 vaccines.”

In late December 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis petitioned the state’s supreme court for an order to impanel a statewide grand jury to probe any wrongdoing related to COVID-19 vaccines.

Jon Karr, an Elko County Board of Health Commissioner, allegedly said that the item should have never been added to the agenda and that he does not see it progressing.

Signs warning of ‘unexpected pedestrians’ appear in El Paso amid migrant surge

Signs in El Paso Texas, warn motorists of "unexpected pedestrians." (Fox News)
Signs in El Paso Texas, warn motorists of “unexpected pedestrians.” (Fox News)

Signs warning drivers to “watch for unexpected pedestrians” have gone up in recent months in El Paso along highways next to border barriers sealing off the border with Mexico.

El Paso is one of the areas that saw some of the biggest spikes in migrants coming across the border in recent months, with the city declaring a state of emergency in December.

There were more than 2.3 million migrant encounters in FY 2022, and so far the months in FY 2023, which began in October, are outpacing the months of the prior fiscal year.

That’s in addition to nearly 600,000 “gotaways” who slipped past overwhelmed Border Patrol agents and got into the country.

Sources told Fox News this week that there were more than 250,000 migrant encounters in December, a new record, in addition to more than 70,000 “gotaways.”

KFOX14 reported that signs began going up at the end of November after an increase in crashes — including a 12-year-old Mexican girl who was hit and killed by a car. The outlet reported that 10 signs were going up in the area.

Video: Doctors Trained to Affirm Transgender Identity Among Children

Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona via Unsplash
Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona via Unsplash

During the training video, titled “Talking with a Parent and Child About Gender Identity,” a doctor asks a young child, referred to as Sam, what his gender is.

“Can you tell me, do you feel like a boy, like a girl, like both, or like neither?” the doctor asks the young child in the video before adding “There’s no right answer.”

Sam’s dad interjects, telling the doctor how the family has approached the topic. He also says “I don’t know, I think he just wants to be like his big sister.”

The doctor doesn’t offer a response to the parent, other than to simply say “Thank you for sharing. I would like to ask Sam.” He goes on to inquire “So what do you say Sam?” The child responds “I’m a girl.”

This is just one more example of healthcare professionals being actively trained to encourage transgender identification among youth.

Breitbart News reported that in one online healthcare training module, which was also produced by the Fenway Institute, pediatricians are instructed to ask three-year-old children about their gender identity. 

Argentinian girl, 12, dies after attempting TikTok choking challenge, reports say

Milagros Soto, 12, was found dead by her father in their Argentinian home Jan. 13, 2023.  (Jam Press)
Milagros Soto, 12, was found dead by her father in their Argentinian home Jan. 13, 2023.  (Jam Press)

Soto’s aunt claimed the student had received a WhatsApp message with the link to the challenge after getting bullied at school.

“I believe someone encouraged her to do it,” the bereaved relative stated. “She suffered a lot with bullying.”

Also known as the “blackout challenge,” the dangerous stunt that encourages participants to asphyxiate themselves until passing out was accused of killing at least 20 kids since mid-2021, the Daily Beast reported. 

Experts have warned the viral trend can result in fainting, brain damage, seizures and worse, according to the New York Post.

The media outlet reports TikTok is facing wrongful death lawsuits after two California girls fatally hanged themselves after watching “blackout challenge” videos on the social media platform. 

Report: Texas Mother Killed in Hit-And-Run After Defending Daughter from Bullies

Pennie Gomez has been charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Pennie Gomez has been charged with murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

KENS 5 reported, citing an arrest affidavit, that two juvenile girls were initially involved in the altercation before another fight between Ashley Lopez, 28, and another 38-year-old woman broke out.

At some point during the second fight, Pennie Gomez, 36, got into her vehicle and allegedly ran over both victims. According to the arrest affidavit, witnesses say the hit-and-run appeared intentional.

Lopez died on the scene after she was hit and dragged several feet underneath the vehicle. Gomez was reported to have allegedly fled the scene.

According to Lopez’s family, witnesses were begging for the suspect to stop.

“People were hitting the car, telling her stop and that [Lopez] was under there and she wouldn’t stop,” Lopez’s mother, Ana Blanco, told KENS 5.

Tammy Bruce: California wants to push this, but it’s a disaster

Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce joined ‘The Faulkner Focus’ to discuss Wyoming state lawmakers moving to ban electric vehicle sales and a new TLC show featuring young men seeking love with older women.

Teen mom was cuddling her baby son during execution by suspected cartel hitmen

Heartbreaking images show a 16-year-old mom lovingly cuddling her baby boy — the same position they were in when they were among six executed by suspected cartel hitmen in California.

Mom Alissa Parraz was still clutching 10-month-old son Nycholas Nolan Parraz when they were found in a ditch outside the shot-up home in Goshen early Monday, officials and family said.

Both had been shot in the head while trying to flee what the local sheriff described as a “cartel-style execution” at a house raided just a week earlier on a narcotics-related warrant.

“I can’t wrap my head around what kind of monster would do this,” said the baby’s great-grandfather, Samuel Pina.

‘Twitter Files’: Vaccine manufacturer pressured Twitter to censor content about generic vaccines

The revelation came from journalist Lee Fang, who wrote on Twitter that German pharmaceutical corporation BioNTech—the manufacturer of one of the numerous COVID vaccines currently in circulation—put “direct pressure” on Twitter ‘to censor activists demanding low-cost generic vaccines for low-income countries.”

BionNTech in December of 2020 “reached out to Twitter to request that Twitter directly censor users tweeting at them to ask for generic low cost vaccines,” Fang said, citing emails between the two companies. 

The latest revelations come as part of the ongoing “Twitter Files” campaign launched by Elon Musk to expose much of the social media company’s censorship policies over the past several years. 

World News:

Keeping Ukraine afloat costs at least €3 billion per month

Rescue workers clear the rubble from an apartment building that was destroyed in a Russian rocket attack on a residential neighborhood in the southeastern city of Dnipro, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)
Rescue workers clear the rubble from an apartment building that was destroyed in a Russian rocket attack on a residential neighborhood in the southeastern city of Dnipro, Ukraine, Monday, Jan. 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Ukraine’s financing needs are estimated at €38-40 billion a year, or more than €3 billion per month, according to our sources at the European Council.

However, other sources put that figure far higher. The EU’s contribution will be around €1.5 billion per month this year, or €18 billion for the whole year, the Council told Magyar Hírlap.

The figure of €3 billion a month is likely the absolute bare minimum the country needs to stay afloat, with the IMF putting that figure at €4 billion.

In addition, huge sums of additional money have been required to keep arms flowing to Ukraine, and that is unlikely to change in the foreseeable future.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that his country needs €7 billion a month to keep running.

Many have pointed at the huge sums being sent to Ukraine despite the mass poverty, inflation, and social ills that countries such as the U.S. have long endured, and which in recent years have grown more acute.

The New York Times, for instance, highlighted just last year how the country’s homeless crisis has grown increasingly worse. And yet, the paper has enthusiastically backed nearly unlimited sums of money for a conflict halfway around the world.

‘God Complex’: Klaus Schwab Will Run WEF Like a Pope Until Death, Associates Claim


It comes as Schwab himself will turn 85 years old in March this year, prompting some close to the organisation to seek clarification on who will succeed the arch-globalist at the top of his organisation.

Unlike many other organisations throughout the world however, the issue of succession within the WEF is one solely in the leader’s hands, with the group’s charter listing Schwab as having the sole prerogative to choose his own successor.

According to a report by POLITICO, various individuals who used to or are currently working with the World Economic Forum do not believe that Schwab will provide clarity on the issue anytime soon, with the publication specifically citing critics who say Schwab rules the group like a king or pope, and that this succession question fits in with this style of leadership.

Ukraine’s First Lady Tells Davos Elites: You Must Do More to Support Kyiv

Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty
Stefan Wermuth/Bloomberg via Getty

Olena Zelenska used the opportunity afforded by a special address to warn that Kyiv and its forces are all that stands between Russian aggression and a new nuclear disaster along the lines of Chernobyl, while scolding foreign government representatives to do more to help her embattled country.

“You are all united by the fact that you are really very influential. But there is also something that separates you – and that is that not all of you are using this influence or sometimes you use it in a way that divides even more.”

Global cooperation is needed, Zelenska continued, as Russia’s aggression in Europe is creating a major crisis and the world faced collapse as a consequence.

She questioned what world we have when state borders start to collapse, telling delegates: “We are facing a threat of the collapse of the world as we know it, the way that we are accustomed to it or to what we aspire.

Demand for Prostitutes Spikes in Davos as World Economic Forum Begins: Reports

Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Hollie Adams/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Sex services are reportedly in high demand in Davos this week, with multiple publications reporting numerous prostitutes and escorts as descending on the Swiss ski resort as it hosts the annual conference of the World Economic Forum.

The spike in demand is not unexpected, with The Times publishing an exposé back in 2020 on the annual meeting, describing it as a “den of prostitution and predators” with professional sex workers attending Davos in large numbers.

Things do not appear any different this year, with multiple publications speaking to sex workers and escort agencies who are attending the event this week.

“So far we have eleven reservations and 25 inquiries for the coming week. But I assume that there will be more,” the managing director of one escort service told Swiss paper 20 Minuten, who told the publication that his employees could be contracted for as many as three days straight to serve clients.

ADF deployed to train Ukrainian soldiers

A team of Australian Defence Force personnel will travel to the UK this week in a joint effort to train Ukrainian soldiers in their fight against Russia.

Around 70 ADF troops will leave Darwin in the coming days to participate in Operation Interflex to train up to 20,000 Ukrainian recruits.

Australian and British troops will provide Ukraine’s military with specialised combat training for urban environments.

Too Late! At Davos, John Kerry Predicts ‘Worst Consequences’ of Climate Change Despite Carbon Cutting Efforts


Kerry blamed the flooding in California as a consequence of climate change.

“On the one hand, the destruction is unfathomable flooding that’s just amazing, not just California, but Nigeria, Uganda … other places.”

He noted that the pledges for carbon-neutral entities were encouraging but that too many were not fulfilling those promises.

“We’re not doing everything we promised, nobody,” he said.

He bemoaned the ongoing environmental consequences of climate change noting that “half the species of the planet have already been killed.”

Kerry lectured business CEOs for failing to recognize the “destructive process of growth” which he described as “not as enlightened growth but as robber baron growth.”

Israeli President warns Public over lurking enemies; Deadly West Bank clashes TV7 Israel News 17.01

1) Mounting tensions in Israel over prospects of looming reform to the country’s Judicial System are seemingly on the rise.

2) Deadly clashes throughout the West Bank districts of Judea and Samaria claim a heavy toll from Palestinian terror organizations.

3) The European Union, whose policy chief acts as coordinator of the 2015 nuclear agreement, insists that the deal is not “dead” – despite current reality suggesting otherwise.

Mengistu video reignites Hamas prisoner swap debate

Hamas’s video footage providing proof of life of Avera Mengistu, the Israeli man held in Gaza for the past 8 years, reignites the debate over what Israel can and should do to bring him back, as well as the other hostage and bodies of 2 fallen soldiers.

Palestinian terrorist killed while shooting at IDF troops near Hebron

(photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)
(photo credit: IDF SPOKESMAN’S UNIT)

IDF reservists on Tuesday shot and killed Palestinian terrorist Hamed Abu Diah, a released prisoner, during a vehicle check near Hebron in the West Bank, Israeli media reported.

The terrorist reportedly shot at a bus in Gush Etzion on another, unspecified day.

He had also been trying to shoot Israeli soldiers near the checkpoint before they fired back and killed him, Ynet reported.

According to Haaretz, Abu Diah had previously served as a prisoner in Israel, but after his release, he worked as a Palestinian Authority police officer in the Bethlehem area.

Breaking news out of Batsh*t Bonkers Britain: Ken Bruce, Nadhim Zahawi & the ULEZ bollards

Iran claims new drills in Persian Gulf using missiles, ships

A boat of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) sails, at undisclosed place off the coast of Bandar Abbas,(photo credit: NAZANIN TABATABAEE/WANA VIA REUTERS)
A boat of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) sails, at undisclosed place off the coast of Bandar Abbas,(photo credit: NAZANIN TABATABAEE/WANA VIA REUTERS)

Iran says it launched a new drill in the Persian Gulf using cruise missiles, drones and other weapons.

This is the latest military drill for Iran, which has continued to conduct these kinds of exercises designed to show off an array of powers. 

This drill included the IRGC’s naval units, which exist alongside Tehran’s conventional navy. 

Once again, Iran said that it used locally built weapons, highlighting that it claims it doesn’t rely on other countries for its systems.

In the past year, the Islamic Republic has exported drones to Russia and Iran continues to traffic weapons all over the Middle East, including to Hezbollah and the Houthis.

Britishvolt: UK battery start-up collapses in blow to ’net zero‘ policy

Employees were told the news at an all-staff meeting on Tuesday morning.

The firm had planned to build a giant factory to make electric car batteries in Northumberland and was part of a long-term vision to boost UK manufacturing.

But its board is believed to have decided on Monday that there were no viable bids to keep the company afloat.

Industry experts say the UK will need several battery factories to support the future of UK car making as petrol and diesel engines are phased out over the next decade.

The UK currently only has one Chinese-owned plant next to the Nissan factory in Sunderland, while 35 plants are planned or already under construction in the EU.

Speaker Kevin McCarthy and President Joe Biden are facing a showdown in their first major legislative clash since Republicans took control of the House, as they prepare to do battle over whether or not to increase the country’s eyewatering $31.4 trillion debt limit. 

Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen warned that the US will hit its cap on Thursday, January 19. Once that happens, she will not be able to issue new debt without congressional action. In the meantime, the department will use ‘extraordinary measures’ to keep the government afloat – a move that is expected to last until June. 

Once those funds are exhausted, the US will be at risk of defaulting, unless Congress and the White House agrees to lift the limit on the government’s ability to borrow.

The U.S. debt is now about 100% of GDP, up from 39.2% as recently as 2008 and 77.6% in 2018.

At issue: the concessions made by McCarthy, who has said that his fellow Republicans will only agree to increase the debt ceiling in return for spending cuts. 

Leo Terrell: What California is doing is outrageous, unconstitutional and racist

‘Hannity’ panelists Leo Terrell and Larry Elder discuss San Francisco’s reparations committee proposing $5 million for each longtime Black resident.


The Book Club: The Pilgrim’s Progress by John Bunyan with Allie Stucky

Christians have been mocked, humiliated, and persecuted for their faith for hundreds of years.

The Pilgrim’s Progress, written by Puritan preacher John Bunyan while he was in prison for holding religious services, is an encouraging reminder that difficulties and hardships are part and parcel with a life of faith.

Allie Stuckey joins Michael Knowles to discuss how this seminal 17th-century work can embolden and strengthen Christians to endure the hardships of today.

Introducing Regal Redneck

She’s here….God loves her. The Devil hates her. And America is going to hear from her.

Joe Rogan torches ‘woke’ indoctrination: ‘How every cult does it’

K. Yang joined ‘Fox & Friends’ to discuss the impact of far-left’s agenda on free thought and how it impacts children growing up.

Follow The Biden Money! (Ep. 1930) – The Dan Bongino Show

Is this how it happened? Follow the money! The Biden classified documents scandal explodes, as the money trial is exposed. In this episode, I address the new details.