In The News Today:1/2/2023

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US News:

Report shows at least 34 babies were born alive after botched abortions in the last two years

Abortion data from just seven states show babies continue to be born alive in botched abortions every year across the United States.

Most states do not keep track of the number of babies who survive abortions, and the few that do provide little information about whether the babies received care, survived or were abandoned to die.

LifeNews examined abortion data from seven states between 2020 and 2022 and found reports of 34 babies who were born alive in botched abortions.

These numbers are from just 7 states, so the likelihood of these numbers being much higher is almost certain.

And these are babies that survived the attempted murder and were kept alive.

We know that in cases like Kermit Gosnell’s mass murder abortion clinic, many babies born alive are killed outside the womb or left to die.

Biden Spending Taxpayer Money on Research to ‘Correct False Beliefs’ of American Voters

The Biden admin is pumping tax dollars into a project that works with “fact-checkers” to fight “misinformation” online.

The effort was first exposed in a War Room report.

According to the report, the NSF allocated $444,345 to Lisa Fazio.

Fazio is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Development at Vanderbilt University.

Since then, the total amount granted to the researcher has reached $506,478.

The NSF claims that “fact-checking practitioners are consulted to help guide the research, and results will be discussed with them.”

However, it does not name the so-called “fact-checkers.”

Many of these “fact-checkers” have already built up a notoriety for the often biased way they apply fact-checks.

Ex-Capitol Police chief questions security after Jan. 6, links failures to Pelosi’s influence

As has been repeatedly pointed out, there had been ample warnings identified by various intelligence agencies including the Capitol Police’s own unit that an attack of some kind could take place as the 2020 presidential election was being certified, but politics got in the way of acting on those details.

After the fact, according to Sund’s account, the former chief learned then-House Sergeant at Arms Paul Irving had denied requests for National Guard to be put on standby because Pelosi wouldn’t like the optics.

A report released by House Republicans in December made similar claims when it stated Irving “had carried out his duties in clear deference to the Speaker, her staff, and other Democratic staff.”

“Irving–who served on the Capitol Police Board by virtue of his position — succumbed to political pressures from the Office of Speaker Pelosi and House Democrat leadership leading up to January 6, 2021,” the report said.

“He coordinated closely with the Speaker and her staff and left Republicans out of important discussions related to security.”

Self-Proclaimed ‘Communist’ Calls For The Murder Of Woman Behind Libs Of TikTok

On the morning of January 1st, Libs of TikTok posted a screenshot from December 27th where a Twitter user operating under the handle “@borgposting” wrote, “now that we know what libs of tik tok lady look like we can all agree that its on sight,” following up the original tweet with, “its hammer time.”

The expression “on sight” is a term that was typically used in gang and prison culture in years past before seeing more mainstream adoption by younger generations, which is meant to convey (and is widely understood as) that a particular person is to either be harmed or killed “on sight” – as in, to launch a completely unprovoked attack once someone sees the target in public.

The meaning of this expression wasn’t lost on Chaya Raichik, the woman who runs the Libs of TikTok account on Twitter, as well as many of her followers on the aforesaid platform.

As for the individual running the @borgposting account who originally tweeted the threat, he has since locked down his Twitter account.

Abandoned US Military Gear From Afghanistan Appearing On Ebay

U.S. Army Spc. Charles Liptok, from Durham, N.C., serving with Hatchet Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, collects fingerprints from a local Afghan man using a Secure Electronic Enrollment Kit in Gorbuz district, Khost province, Afghanistan, April 26, 2012. U.S. paratroopers and counterparts of the Afghan Border Police set up a traffic control point in order to deny insurgents freedom of movement.

When the German security researcher Matthias Marx stumbled upon a SEEK II on eBay listed for $149.95, he successfully bid $68 and was stunned to discover when it arrived at his home that in addition to the equipment, the device’s memory card had the biometric data, names, nationalities, and photographs of 2,632 people.

While most of the people on the memory card were Afghans or Iraqis who were either known terrorists or on wanted lists, more concerning were people who had worked with the US or had been stopped at checkpoints.

The device had last been used near Kandahar, Afghanistan, in 2012.

Marx, the researcher who purchased the device was troubled by the US government’s response saying, “It was disturbing that they didn’t even try to protect the data. They didn’t care about the risk, or they ignored the risk.”

NY State Lawmakers Nation’s Best Paid After Gifting Themselves 30% Pay Raise

AP Photo/Hans Pennink
AP Photo/Hans Pennink

Members of both houses, 63 senators and 150 Assembly members, are getting a pay boost of $32,000 for a new base salary of $142,000, under a bill Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a day before her inauguration Sunday.

That’s just shy of a 30 percent lift over their previous salary of $110,000, AP reports.

The Democratic Party holds supermajorities in both houses of the New York State Legislature.

State lawmakers in California were previously the highest paid with a yearly base salary of $119,000, although the Golden State also pays up to $214 per day for attending sessions of the legislature, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

Chump Change: Google to Pay $29.5 Million Settlement in Lawsuits over Location Tracking

Carsten Koall /Getty
Carsten Koall /Getty

The Hill reports that Google has reached a settlement with Washington DC and Indiana, agreeing to pay a total of $29.5 million to resolve separate lawsuits regarding its location tracking practices.

As part of the settlements, the tech giant has pledged not to mislead users about the collection and use of their location data in location history and web and app activity.

Multiple states filed lawsuits against Google after an Associated Press investigation in 2018 shed light on the extent of the company’s location-tracking practices.

Despite efforts by a coalition of state attorneys general to reach a settlement with Google, negotiations ultimately failed, leading Indiana to file its own lawsuit.

In November, Google agreed to pay a settlement of nearly $392 million to 40 states to resolve the case brought by the coalition. Indiana’s recent settlement with Google for $20 million is separate from this earlier resolution.

Blue States California and New York Experience ‘Six-Figure’ Population Decrease

AP Photo/Janie Har, File
AP Photo/Janie Har, File

Despite the U.S. resident population increasing by 0.4 percent, or 1,256,003, over the last year, the late December data found that blue states have suffered.

Eighteen states overall saw a population decrease last year, with blue states standing as the biggest losers numerically, according to the report:

Eighteen states experienced a population decline in 2022, compared to 15 and DC the prior year. California, with a population of 39,029,342, and Illinois, with a population of 12,582,032, also had six-figure decreases in resident population. Both states’ declining populations were largely due to net domestic outmigration, totaling 343,230 and 141,656, respectively.

New York also saw the biggest decline in terms of percentage — 0.9 percent. California experienced a decrease of 0.3 percent. 

Texas and Florida stand as the two states that saw the largest increase in terms of numerical growth, both well into the six-figure range.


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World News:

Multiple terrorist attacks witnessed in J&K as new year begins

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Indian army have sealed the area. Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu Zone, assured that they would temper the two terrorist attacks soon. Photograph:(ANI)
Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Indian army have sealed the area. Mukesh Singh, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP), Jammu Zone, assured that they would temper the two terrorist attacks soon. Photograph:(ANI)

The union territory of Jammu and Kashmir witnessed multiple terror attacks at the beginning of the new year.

Six civilians were killed and ten injured in the twin attacks at the Dangri Village of Rajouri district.

In an IED blast earlier today, two children were killed while four more were injured at the same location where the terrorists attacked yesterday. 

There was an attack in Srinagar yesterday as well. It was reported that a grenade was hurled at the CRPF patrolling party which missed the target, and one civilian was injured in the attack. The terrorists managed to escape from the location after the attack. 

The Mexican official thanked the ISRO for developing a mobile application for forest fire monitoring and sharing it with Mexican Forest Department.

This request from Mexico is part of the ongoing cooperation activities between India and Mexico in Earth observation.

Remote sensing satellite is used to observe or gather data about a place or a phenomenon, without making physical contact with it.

It is the exact opposite of on-site observation. Remote sensing has diverse applications including geology, oceanography, meteorology, military, intelligence-gathering etc.

At least 14 killed after armed attack at Mexican prison; more than 20 inmates escape

The state police took back control, late Sunday, said the state prosecutor’s office and indicated that an investigation into the deadly attack is underway.  Photograph:(Reuters)
The state police took back control, late Sunday, said the state prosecutor’s office and indicated that an investigation into the deadly attack is underway.  Photograph:(Reuters)

At least 10 guards and four inmates were killed in an armed attack at a prison in a northern Mexico border town, Juarez, on Sunday, said authorities.

Additionally, nearly 24 inmates escaped and 13 others were injured following the chaos that erupted. At least two more people were killed following armed aggression elsewhere in the city. 

According to reports, the supposed jailbreak was triggered when gunmen in armoured vehicles opened fire and attacked a state prison in Ciudad Juarez, however, it is not immediately clear who carried out the attack. 

Juarez, which is across the border from the United States’ Texas city of El Paso also witnessed another armed aggression later in the day where two drivers were killed.

In a separate incident, “Minutes before what happened, it was reported in the Avenida Manuel Gomez Morin, an armed attack against elements of the Municipal Police, in which, after a chase, four men were captured and a Ford Expedition truck was seized”, said the Chihuahua Prosecutor’s Office. 

Taliban official mocks Pakistan by sharing picture of 1971 war surrender to India


The Taliban on Monday taunted Pakistan and warned of a befitting response after the country’s interior minister Rana Sanaullah hinted at a possible military operation against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) hideouts in Afghanistan.

“Interior Minister of Pakistan! Excellent Sir! Afghanistan, Syria and Pakistan are not Turkey to target the Kurds in Syria. This is Afghanistan, the graveyard of proud empires. Do not think of a military attack on us, otherwise, there will be a shameful repetition of the military agreement with India,” Yasir said.

In a recent interview to a Pakistani news channel, the minister had said Islamabad may target the TTP in Afghanistan if Kabul does not take eliminate them.

Iranian Teen Protester Condemned To Double Death Sentence

Two public executions of protesters have taken place, according to the authorities, and rights groups say many other defendants have been condemned to death.
Two public executions of protesters have taken place, according to the authorities, and rights groups say many other defendants have been condemned to death.

The report said Mehdi Mohammadifard was arrested on September 30 in connection with protests in the northern Iranian city of Nowshahr.

He was accused of helping organize and lead a rally on September 21.

During his detention, Mohammadifard was reportedly denied access to a lawyer and the court forced him to use a public defender.

HRANA quoted a source close to Mohammadifard’s family as saying his confessions were the result of coercion and torture and there was no documentary evidence of any crime.

Clampdown Reported In Western Iran After Slain Protesters Mourned

Protesters in Javanrud have accused government forces of using live ammunition.
Protesters in Javanrud have accused government forces of using live ammunition.

Reports from Javanrud on January 1 described harsh security conditions and the widespread presence of Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces in the streets.

The IRGC and other hard-line enforcers have played a key role in suppressing dissent since the unrest was triggered by the death in custody of 22-year-old student Mahsa Amini in mid-September.

Local sources have accused government forces of using live ammunition and arresting protesters in Javanrud, in Kermanshah Province.

The protests there intensified after security forces stormed the city’s cemetery on December 31 and tried to disperse people who had gathered to honor the dead protesters.

Ukraine Claims Responsibility For Attack On Russian Barracks That Killed Scores Of Soldiers

Ukrainian soldiers prepare cannon shells before firing them toward Russian positions in Donetsk region on January 1.
Ukrainian soldiers prepare cannon shells before firing them toward Russian positions in Donetsk region on January 1.

The Russian Defense Ministry said on January 2 that “as a result of a strike on a temporary-deployment point by four missiles with a high-explosive warhead, 63 Russian servicemen were killed.”

Russia has rarely acknowledged casualties during its full-scale invasion of Ukraine, which began on February 24, 2022.

Hours earlier, the Ukrainian military, without initially acknowledging the attack itself, had suggested that hundreds of recently mobilized Russian troops died at a makeshift barracks in Makiyivka, a suburb about 15 kilometers outside of the occupied city of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine.

If such a scale of casualties is confirmed, it could represent one of the deadliest single incidents for the Russian side since the all-out invasion began 10 months ago and another potential rallying point for Ukraine and its international supporters in the conflict.

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Liz Cheney Exits Congress 6 Years Later and Millions of Dollars Richer

AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill

Cheney, who lost her Republican primary by nearly 40 points in August, will depart Congress on January 3 and return home as a defeated 56-year-old never Trumper.

Cheney will not depart Congress empty-handed.

During her six years in Congress, she has become very wealthy. Breitbart News reported in August that Cheney’s net worth ballooned from an estimated $7 million when she first took office in 2017 to possibly more than $44 million in 2020.

Depending on the specifics of her latest financial disclosure form, Cheney’s net worth could have skyrocketed up to 600 percent in Congress.

According to her 2020 Personal Financial Disclosure form, Cheney declared a net worth between $10,422,023 and $44,140,000, stemming from assets valued between $10,432,024 and $44,155,000.

She reported no earned income, gifts, or transactions.

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