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West Virginia Coal Miners Help Stranded Washingtonian with Dead Electric Car
The resident, who was not identified, was heading to Davis for a getaway weekend that was around 170 miles from home. However, the car broke down right in front of a Mettiki Coal mine just several miles from Davis.
Five coal miners were called to help the driver afterward.
West Virginia State Senator Randy Smith (R) documented the incident in a social media post on Friday.
“Someone called one of our foremen and told him a car was broke down in the middle of our haul road. He went to investigate and found out they had indeed run out of juice coming from DC to Davis for a getaway weekend. He then went back to the mine and got guys to push the car to the guard shack so they could plug in to charge,” he wrote.
California Issues Grid Emergency, Says Blackouts Possible
California officials on Labor Day issued a power grid emergency and said blackouts are possible if people don’t cut back enough on electricity usage amid hot weather.
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issued a stage one emergency alert for the grid, starting at 5 p.m. Pacific Time and lasting four hours.
Stage one emergencies are issued when “all available resources are in use and CAISO will no longer [be] able to meet expected energy requirements,” according to the agency’s system operating procedures.
CAISO is forecasting usage on Monday and Tuesday to set new records, Elliott Mainzer, president and CEO of the operator, told reporters in a briefing.
2 Dead in Northern California Wildfire
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) stated on Monday that the incident, known as Mill Fire, had burned 4,263 acres and been active for two days, in the town of Weed, Siskiyou County, Northern California.
Weed is located 280 miles northeast of San Francisco, and is home to fewer than 3,000 people.
Along with the two fatalities, Cal Fire reported three injured people, 106 destroyed structures, and 14 damaged structures. They did not specify the type of structures, which can be residential, commercial, or other.
Firefighters are making progress and they do not anticipate the fire to spread. The Siskiyou County Sheriff has allowed some residents to return to their homes.
Active road closures exist in the area.
Buick dealers that don’t want to sell electric vehicles will be offered buyouts
Buick is getting set to go all-electric, and any dealership in the United States that does not want to be a part of the brand’s shift will be offered a buyout.
General Motors announced Buick will transition to sell electric vehicles exclusively by 2030, forcing dealers to upgrade stores and invest in charging stations, along with other changes.
“Not everyone necessarily wants to make that journey, depending on where they’re located or the level of expenditure that the transition will demand,” Buick Global Vice President Duncan Aldred told the Wall Street Journal. “So if they want to exit the Buick franchise, then we will give them monetary assistance to do so.”
GM reportedly completed a similar phaseout of Cadillac dealerships last year to around 575 franchises.
What is this thing? ‘Blue goo’ found on floor of Caribbean Sea stumps NOAA explorers
Scientists with NOAA Ocean Exploration made the discovery, but were at a loss as to what to call it — or even what category of life it fits into.
Multiple examples were found Aug. 30 as a NOAA team explored the sea floor off St. Croix near Puerto Rico, and the only things scientists could seem agree on were it’s “weird,” and it’s “not a rock.”
NOAA Ocean Exploration made the discovery during its Voyage to the Ridge 2022 expedition, which is collecting data on “unexplored and poorly understood deep water areas” off the East Coast, including the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and Azores Plateau.
Recent dives have spanned depths of 820 to 19,685 feet, and visited areas that have frequent earthquakes and “spectacular hydrothermal vents” sprouting from the sea floor.
Florida man accused of stalking 6-year-old girl, threatening to ‘turn her into a woman’
The father of the 6-year-old girl and several neighbors reported a long pattern of the mans harassing behavior toward the child, as well as others.
Mark Greenburg, 55, of Deltona, was brought into custody Saturday afternoon after detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest.
Over the past eight months, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office follows a series of complaints from about a dozen witnesses who reported Greenburg’s behavior. Greenburg harassed neighbors, yelled at them and their kids with a megaphone, and drove past houses while recording children on his phone.
Volusia County deputies responded to Greenburg’s neighborhood Friday evening after the young girl’s father reported Greenburg walked to the end of his driveway and made several unusual comments to his daughter while she was playing outside.
Arizona troopers discover 46 pounds of fentanyl pills during traffic stop
The trooper noticed multiple signs of criminal activity during the traffic stop and searched the vehicle, revealing 46 pounds of the illicit and deadly pills, the department said.
An investigation determined the pills were being smuggled from Nogales, Mexico, to the Phoenix area.Ocasio was arrested and booked into the Pinal County Jail on charges including possession, transportation, and sale of narcotic drugs.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics estimates that there were 107,622 drug overdose deaths in 2021, with 71,238 of those deaths related to synthetic opioids such as fentanyl.
Eliza Fletcher suspect is a ‘creep’ who tried to pay for sex, neighbors say
The convicted kidnapper charged with snatching Tennessee teacher and hardware heiress Eliza Fletcher was a “creep” and “pervert” who constantly tried to pay women for sex, according to neighbors.
Cleotha Abston, 38, is being held on a $500,000 bond on charges of tampering with evidence and especially aggravated kidnapping of Fletcher, a mom who remained missing Monday.
The suspect had long been considered by neighbors to be a disturbing figure while staying with his brother — a convicted felon who was also arrested on connected drug charges — at a Memphis housing complex swamped over the weekend by officers who were seen taking away a large dumpster.
“He was a weird pervert,” said the neighbor, only giving the name April.
“He watched me come on the porch, then came up the stairs behind me and said, ‘I will give you $100 to f–k,’” the woman told the outlet.
When she asked if he thought she was a “hoe that needs your money,” he reportedly replied, “It ain’t like that … I just want to have some fun.”
CNN reporter tweets there are ‘serious questions’ about Hunter Biden, FBI: ‘Shouldn’t be a partisan issue’
The reporter stated that “legitimate questions” about President Joe Biden’s son, and the FBI’s investigation into him, “should be asked” even though the younger Biden is not an elected official.
Though the mere fact that Sidner mentioned the Hunter Biden scandal saga enraged many liberals on Twitter, who slammed her post and wondered if this was yet another sign that CNN had gone off the rails ever since new management proposed turning the network away from overt partisan bias.
Sidner made her Monday morning observation by sharing a Yahoo! News article detailing Hunter Biden’s alleged shady business relationship with Chinese billionaire Ye Jianming and his “international fixer” Patrick Ho, who was being investigated by the FBI in 2017 for a “global bribery scheme” which “appeared to advance Chinese government interests.”
‘Flagrantly illegal’: Scandal erupts at Pfizer, and it’s not about shots
A report at the Washington Free Beacon explained it involves racist practices at the company.
The company offers what is thought to be a “prestigious fellowship,” and while it boasts of being an “equal opportunity” company, it bars, on the basis of race, whites and Asians from applying.
The company promotes on its website its “bold move” to create a “workplace for all.” Its “Breakthrough Fellowship” scheme offers college students multiple internships, a fully funded master’s degree and employment.
But only if your skin is the right color.
Full Measure: Season 7 Wrap-Up
We’re tackling important issues in a way that’s different from other news coverage. People were thirsty for news, views, and angles that other media weren’t covering.
Season 7 Roundtable: Important Issues
One of our most popular stories was my report on how the Amish community handled Covid, facing it head-on instead of trying to avoid it, and finding things turned out relatively good for them compared to places that locked down. Here’s an excerpt.
Season 7 Roundtable: Travel
Sharyl: Another one of the biggest challenges facing America today is our border crisis, and there’s no sign the Biden administration plans to take any steps to quell the historic flow of illegal border crossers. This season, we were there, witnessing some of the historic traffic, including those infected with Covid.
Season 7 Roundtable: Hot Topics
Sharyl: So much is happening with hot-button issues, and you — our viewers — are obviously thirsty for fair, in-depth coverage of these stories. We tackled legalized marijuana, legalized sports betting, the controversies in America’s schools, slave reparations, and America’s crime surge.
WATCH: Suspects Ram Car into SUV, Allegedly Steal $20K from NYC Driver
Bystanders were shocked at the scene and one man carrying a black backpack jumped out of the way as the Rav4 approached with the black car close behind.
It rammed the Rav4 again and spun it around before the pair stopped in the middle of the street. A man wearing a grey hoodie was seen knocking on the Rav4’s passenger window then running around to the driver’s side.
“He’s got a gun! he’s got a gun! He’s got a gun!” a bystander exclaimed while watching the scene unfold.
Seconds later, the man in the grey hoodie eventually got back into the black car and fled.
An aerial photo showed the cars on the street as the suspect approached the driver’s side:
Crime and energy crisis
Crime continues to soar. Energy extremists continue to bumble the basics.
Jason Rantz tackled the issues on FOX News Live/The Faulkner Focus. (September 5, 2022)
Indiana officer shot in head is moved to hospice
“She will continue receiving excellent care and be surrounded by her family,” the department said in a Facebook post.
Burton was taken off life support Thursday.
“Officer Seara Burton’s injuries have been determined to be unrecoverable,” the department said Wednesday. “Seara will live on and continue to be a hero with her selfless gift of organ donation.”
It did not say which organs would be donated.
Prosecutors have filed three attempted murder charges against Phillip Matthew Lee, a Richmond man accused of shooting Burton.
Fed-up Portland homeowners are selling up as homeless set up camps
In a city known for it’s unique neighborhoods, bike-friendly commutes, and locally-owned businesses, some Portland, Oregon residents have become so terrified of the homeless crisis plaguing the area, which is now spreading into the suburbs, they have resorted to selling their homes – but realtors are struggling to offload them.
Photos by DailyMail.com show how some of the most charming, trendy and expensive neighborhoods of the Pacific Northwest city are now overrun with tent cities crowding residential sidewalks and littered with trash.
The Democratic city has one of the most deserted downtowns in the United States as soaring crime rates and homelessness are scaring away both locals and tourists. But now the crisis has spread beyond the downtown area and into the quiet suburbs, forcing many to leave.
These homeless camps are now becoming a permanent fixture in the suburbs, with the city being forced to conduct sweeps on a regular basis.
Despite Portland’s camping ban near schools, homeless camps return or remain
The area near the Metropolitan Learning Center is one of many where Mayor Ted Wheeler banned homeless camps about two weeks ago, but the camps remain.
California’s Plan to Get Fast Food Workers Fired
Apparently unhappy with the current pace of business migration out of their state, California’s legislators have come up with a good way to accelerate it.
They voted recently to create a council of political appointees to set wages in the fast-food industry. The so-called FAST Recovery Act awaits Governor Gavin Newsom’s signature. He can’t squash this ill-conceived initiative quickly enough.
California already has a minimum wage of $15 an hour. The new measure envisages raising this to as much as $22, with inflation-linked increases to follow — but only for those who work for big fast-food chains. Why this group should be singled out for special protection isn’t entirely clear.
A statewide minimum wage for a subset of workers would arbitrarily fragment California’s labor market, raise prices for consumers, and depress investment across the industry.
The incentive to hire would fall and the return to automation would rise. As these effects became apparent, the bill’s supporters would doubtless see the need for further rounds of regulatory repair. Once you start to dismantle markets, it’s hard to stop.
Federal judge orders appointment of special master to review seized Trump records
U.S. District Judge from the Southern District of Florida Judge Aileen M. Cannon ordered that the special master be appointed to “review the seized property, manage assertions of privilege and make recommendations thereon, and evaluate claims for return of property.”
“The Court hereby authorizes the appointment of a special master to review the seized property for personal items and documents and potentially privileged material subject to claims of attorney- client and/or executive privilege,” the order states.
“Furthermore, in natural conjunction with that appointment, and consistent with the value and sequence of special master procedures, the Court also temporarily enjoins the Government from reviewing and using the seized materials for investigative purposes pending completion of the special master’s review or further Court order.”
Puberty Blockers, Double Mastectomy Recipient Opposes “Gender-Affirming Health Care”
“MISTREATMENT” — Chloe Cole, a woman who was given puberty blockers, testosterone, and a double mastectomy as a teenager, said she was the “canary in the coal mine” of “gender-affirming health care.”
“No one explored why I did not want to be a girl,” Cole said, lambasting the media for sexualized images of women that led her to gender dysphoria.
The Real Story of January 6th ft. Nick Searcy | The Liz Wheeler Show
Everyone knows that what actually happened on January 6th, 2021 doesn’t match what the mainstream media is telling us.
Nick Searcy’s new film “Capitol Punishment” brings to light the real people who have been villainized, beaten down, and destroyed by the Democrats in their attempt to take down Trump.
Nick joins Liz to share what the American people need to know, discuss whether this was all predictive of the raid on Mar-a-Lago, and bring insight about what can be done to put an end to this corruption.
FBI agent Timothy Thibault hid intel from whistleblower on Hunter and the ‘Big Guy’ Joe Biden
Bobulinski spent over five hours secretly being interviewed by the FBI on Oct. 23, 2020, about his inside knowledge of then-presidential candidate Joe Biden’s involvement in his son’s business deals with China.
The previous day, he had revealed in a press conference that Joe Biden was the “Big Guy” due to get a 10% cut of a lucrative joint venture with Chinese energy firm CEFC, according to an email found on Hunter’s abandoned laptop.
Bobulinski gave the FBI the contents of three cellphones containing encrypted messages between Hunter and his business partners, along with emails and financial documents detailing the Biden family’s corrupt influence-peddling operation in foreign countries during Joe’s vice presidency.
But his evidence appears to have fallen into the same black hole at the FBI as Hunter’s laptop, never to be seen again.
Bobulinski also told the FBI about Hunter’s associations with oligarch Mykola Zlochevsky, owner of corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma, with Romanian billionaire Gabriel Popoviciu, and with retired FBI Director Louis Freeh, who was brought in by Hunter as a consultant to help Popoviciu escape corruption charges in Romania.
Video: Grassley: FBI Director Wray Must Do ‘Much More’ to Combat Agency Bias
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) said Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends” that because former FBI agent Timothy Thibault allegedly interfered with an investigation into Hunter Biden, FBI Director Christopher Wray needed to do “much more” to combat political bias within the agency.
Grassley said, “We wouldn’t even know about it if there weren’t whistleblowers, very patriotic people in the Justice Department that came to me and gave me this information about Thibault.
He opens an investigation against Trump based upon very just fuzzy newspaper reporting and then closes down an investigation on Hunter. And at least Wray moved him out of that position. Now he is not even in the department. But I think Wray has to do much more to come up with a plan to show that this political bias within the FBI is going to be attacked and rooted out.”
He continued, “If there isn’t corruption the way they take care of that by total transparency whether it’s in regard to the most raid in Florida or whether it’s how they treated Hillary Clinton different than Trump or whether what they are doing with Thibault.”
Steve Hilton: Joe Biden’s America isn’t working
‘The Next Revolution’ host Steve Hilton urges Republicans to focus on embracing alternatives to four year universities and encourage more Americans to rejoin the labor force.
Trump: MAGA Saving, Not Threatening Democracy
Saturday during a rally in Pennsylvania, former President Donald Trump responded to President Joe Biden’s primetime speech vilifying MAGA Republicans.
Healthcare in Canada is being deliberately sabotaged
Canada’s public health system is collapsing, and some frontline healthcare workers are now speaking out with dire warnings that it’s now or never to save Canada’s public system.
Dr. Naheed Dosani, a palliative care physician and assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s faculty of medicine, says we’ve reached “a boiling point.”
“I have never seen my colleagues so frustrated, angry, and demoralized,” he says.
Perhaps most unnervingly, he believes that, across Canada, provincial governments are deliberately undermining public healthcare, to plant the idea that the only solution is to privatize it.
When asked recently if the Ontario government is considering privatization, health minister Sylvia Jones said only that “all options are on the table.”
“The goal of privatization is to provide profits to shareholders,” Dosani says. “The goal of public health systems is to provide healthcare to people.”
EU High Representative Warns Bloc Running Out of Arms and Ammo After Ukraine Giveaways
BRUSSELS (AP) – Weapons stocks in the European Union are running low as member countries continue to sends arms and ammunition to Ukraine, the bloc’s top diplomat warned Monday as he urged EU nations to better coordinate their spending on military materiel.
“The military stocks of most member-states has been, I wouldn’t say exhausted, but depleted in a high proportion, because we have been providing a lot of capacity to the Ukrainians,” EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said in a debate with European lawmakers.
“It has to be refilled. The best way of refilling is doing that together. It will be cheaper,” Borrell said.
Borrell warned Monday that if member countries keep expanding their military capabilities in the same way, “the result will be a big waste of money, because this is not a way of cancelling our duplications – there are a lot of them – or filling our gaps.”
Borrell also rued what he believes was a missed opportunity for the 27-nation EU to begin training the Ukrainian armed forces a year ago, many months before Russia launched its invasion in February, after several member countries requested such an operation.
Suicide Bomber Kills Two at Russian Embassy in Kabul
“At 10:50 am Kabul time on Sept. 5, an unidentified militant set off an explosive device in the immediate vicinity of the entrance to the consular section of the Russian embassy in Kabul,” the Russian Foreign Ministry stated on Monday.
“As a result of the attack, two employees of the diplomatic mission were killed, and there are also Afghan citizens among the wounded,” the statement said.
Taliban Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafy Takor confirmed to Agence France-Press that the Russian embassy was the target of the attack.
“It was a suicide attack, but before the bomber could reach his target, he was targeted by our forces and eliminated,” Takor said.
Jerusalem urges allies to stand by its side; WB terror attacks on the rise- TV7 Israel News 05.09.22
1) Terror strikes Israel’s Jordan Valley – as extensive efforts to root-out terror-elements from throughout the West Bank persist.
2) Iran launches a new tactic to try and persuade the West to succumb to its nuclear-deal’ demands.
3) Israeli President Isaac Herzog proclaims Jerusalem’s aspirations for peace.
70,000 take to the streets in Prague to protest Czech government, EU & NATO
Czech inflation, according to Bloomberg, is currently the highest since 1993. The Czech central bank forecasts inflation to peak at around 20% in the coming months.
Those protesting represented a wide swath of the political spectrum, as supporters of groups ranging from the “major anti-migrant populist” Freedom and Direct Democracy party to the Communist Party showed up, ABC News reported.
“The aim of our demonstration is to demand change, mainly in solving the issue of energy prices, especially electricity and gas, which will destroy our economy this autumn,” event co-organizer Jiri Havel told iDNES.cz news website.
In addition to questioning the Czech government’s ability to reverse the rise in energy prices, protesters condemned the Czech government for supporting sanctions against Russia.
The demonstrators also criticized the European Union’s (EU) plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and reach climate neutrality, according to the Associated Press. The Czech Republic is a member of the EU.
Podcast: How to Make the World a Better Place | Bjørn Lomborg and Ralph Schoellhammer | #285
‘There’s a lot of anxiety,’ as suspects in Saskatchewan stabbings evade police manhunt
A manhunt has entered its second day for two suspects in a stabbing rampage that left 10 dead and at least 15 injured in Saskatchewan.Damien Sanderson and Myles Sanderson are wanted in one of Canada’s deadliest mass casualties.
At 5:40 a.m. local time Sunday, the RCMP picked up a call about a stabbing on the James Smith Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan. Within minutes there were more calls to the Saskatchewan RCMP Divisional Operational Communications Center with news of more stabbings across the community, Blackmore said.
Blackmore, commanding officer of Saskatchewan RCMP, said police were investigating 10 deaths in 13 locations on James Smith Cree Nation and in the nearby community of Weldon, about a three-hour drive north of Regina. At least 15 more victims had been sent to hospitals, she added as she chronicled police action after the discovery of the carnage.
Germany’s So-Called ‘Right-Wing’ Threat: Green Party Politician Faked Hate Crimes Against Himself
Incidents including the councillor’s car being vandalised by a reversed swastika, a swastika and SS runes being smeared on his doorbell, as well as razor blades being sent to him in the mail all received significant attention from the German media on a national level, while the Green party member said that the incidents had left him “looking over [his] shoulder”.
However, police have now reportedly concluded that at least some of these crimes were fake, with Jansen being reported as admitting that he was in fact the person responsible for some of the attacks.
The councillor’s branch of the green party has since added that while they believe that some of the incidents reported by Jansen are thought to be real, many others are not.
“He probably did everything else himself,” the councillor added, reportedly noting that the swastika on his car, the runes, and threatening letters were likely all Jansen’s own doing.
The party has now said that Jansen “abused the solidarity” of both his own parties and others with his false claims, and has described the man’s actions as “inexcusable”.
‘I will govern as a conservative: Liz Truss delivers UK PM acceptance speech
Liz Truss has declared she will “govern as a conservative” after she won the race to become the United Kingdom’s next Prime Minister.
Farage reacts to Liz Truss win.
Our new PM Liz Truss says that she will govern as a conservative… That would make a change from the last 12 years then.
Knickers in a twist about Joe Lycett? An actual JOKE-MAN fronts up the ‘theatre’ of ‘war’ in Ukraine
The ‘illusion’ of green energy has come ‘crumbling’ down in Europe
Menzies Research Centre’s Nick Cater says Europe is struggling with energy and the “illusion” of getting by with just wind, solar and batteries has “come crumbling”.
“Their dirty little secret they were getting all that gas and coal from Russia just to keep the home fires burning when the windmills weren’t running – that’s come home to roost now,” Mr Cater told Sky News host Chris Kenny.
“We need a reliable base load source and if it’s not gonna be coal … and gas for base load on that scale, then it has to be nuclear.”
Russian oil Chairman ‘falls out of window’ same day Putin visits his hospital
Another top Russian oil executive dies, this time the same day Putin visited the hospital the Chairman of Lukoik, Ravil Maganov, was in.
Some sources are saying the Chairman of Lukoil died by ‘falling out of a 6th story window’, and another says he ‘died of an illness.’
Twins stabbed to death and thrown out of window after sister killed
The eight-year-old twins who were callously stabbed to death at a house in Dublin were thrown out of a window after their sister, 18, was stabbed to death trying to save them, it has been claimed.
Lisa Cash, 18, and her brother and sister, twins Christy and Chelsea Cawley, eight, died following the bloodbath carried out with a large kitchen knife in the early hours of Sunday morning.
A 24-year-old man, who is believed to be known to the victims, was arrested at the home in Jobstown, Tallaght, after a standoff with armed Gardai.
Sources told the Irish Independent that the suspect had been linked to multiple alcohol-fuelled incidents including criminal damage. He was known to Gardai for offences including theft and burglary but he has no major convictions to his name.
Iran sentences two women to death for ‘corruption on earth’ – IRNA
Two women gay rights activists have been sentenced to death in Iran for ‘corruption on earth’.
Zahra Sedighi-Hamedani, 31, and Elham Choubdar, 24, were handed the death sentences at the Revolutionary Court of the city of Urmia.
A third activist, Soheila Ashrafi, 52, is involved in the case but her verdict has not yet been decided.
Zahra and Elham are currently being held in the women’s ward of Urmia Central Prison.
In January, they were charged with ‘spreading corruption on earth’ by ‘promoting homosexuality’, ‘communication with anti-Islamic Republic media channels’ and ‘promoting Christianity’ by prosecutors.
Levin: Here’s what’s wrong with the US education system
Fox News host Mark Levin spoke with author of the ‘Battle for the American Mind’ Pete Hegseth about how the education system has changed in the past several decades.
Comedians have turned into political hacks: Gutfeld
Greg Gutfeld and guests discuss Rob Schneider’s comments regarding how comedians have become politicized and the fall of SNL on ‘Gutfeld!’
Gun Rights Are Women’s Rights
The right to bear arms isn’t just a constitutional issue — it’s a women’s rights issue. Author and commentator Katie Pavlich explains why guns are the great equalizer between men and women.