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Mom posts disturbing video of baby vaping to social media
Sickening footage shows a baby being given a vape to suck on as women laugh in the background.
Disturbing videos shared on social media show the 10-month-old boy spluttering after being handed the vape, which he puts in his mouth before coughing out the toxic vapor.
In one clip, a woman can be heard asking the baby, “want to try?”, before sticking the vape in his mouth.
In another video, a friend is seen laughing along as the baby struggles after breathing in vapor
Illinois mom of 3 found fatally shot, police raid home of estranged husband
The bullet-riddled body of Rebecca Bliefnick, 41, was discovered by a relative on Feb. 23 inside her home at 2528 Kentucky Road in Quincy, a city of about 40,000 people southwest of Chicago, WGEM reported.
The family member went to check on her after she failed to pick up her three children from St. Peter School, according to the Muddy River News.
On Wednesday, investigators descended on the home of her estranged husband, Tim Bliefnick, 39, at 1641 Hampshire St., where they served a search warrant and temporarily detained a person, KHQA reported.
Trans game developer launches first person shooter where players kill anti-trans villains, including priests
Called “Terfenstein 3D,” the game is based on the classic Nazi-fighting game “Wolfenstein 3D,” one of the earliest first-person-shooters. “Wolfenstein” involved the main character navigating Nazi bases and taking out the villainous occupants with a wide array of deadly weapons.
The fact that “Terfenstein 3D” is based on a Nazi shoot ‘em up is no accident. Developer Sandra Moen, a trans person, intended to equate her games’ villains to Wolfenstein’s Nazis and allow the player the experience of eviscerating them onscreen.
Moen admitted the game was meant to “draw a comparison between gender critics and Nazi Germany.”
‘Jesus Revolution’ Trounces Hollywood Box-Office Expectations, Beats Estimates by More than Twofold
The Christian-themed comedy-drama, starring Kelsey Grammer, grossed $15.9 million at the weekend box office, finishing at No. 3. Analysts had expected the Lionsgate release to earn between $6 million and $7 million on its first weekend.
Jesus Revolution has benefited from enthusiastic word-of-mouth, with moviegoers giving it an A+ Cinemascore rating.
The movie even managed to win over some mainstream movie critics, who praised the movie’s warmth and unexpected sense of humor.
Scientists create plan to grow food on the moon
Former U.S. astronaut Clayton Anderson weighs in on a proposal from the European Space Agency that shows food can be grown on the moon on ‘Kennedy.’
Video:This is much deadlier than the wars we’ve fought since WWII: Victor Davis Hanson
Mar. 01, 2023 – 4:43 – Hoover Institution senior fellow Victor Davis Hanson discusses the massive influx of fentanyl deaths as a result of the border crisis on ‘The Bottom Line.’
‘No family is immune’: As Congress debates fentanyl, mothers share their grief at hearings
The fentanyl trafficking supply chain is so dangerous it has created the leading cause of death in Americans ages 18 to 45.
More than 70,000 people died of a fentanyl overdose in 2021, according to the most recent federal data available. That’s more than double the amount in 2019 and a large share of the nearly 107,000 drug overdose deaths in 2021.
“It is the deadliest drug threat our country has ever faced,” Drug Enforcement Agency Administrator Anne Milgram said in a Senate hearing Feb. 15. “Fentanyl is everywhere. From large metropolitan areas to rural America, no community is safe from this poison.”
While Democrats and Republicans in the Senate debate the politics of the issue, grieving mothers have been the face of this crisis.
“This is a war. Act like it! Do something,” pleaded Rebecca Kiessling.
Fox Business: Investigating Dr. Fauci’s Finances & The Los Alamos Club in China
OpenTheBooks CEO Adam Andrzejewski discusses our findings on US-funded military research going to China, and our investigations into how Dr. Fauci’s finances, including how he benefited from the covid pandemic.
Doctor warns Tucker of the dangers of race-based hiring
Dr. Marilyn Singleton sounds off on a growing push to hire employees on the basis of race on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.’
Randi Weingarten has maniacal ‘meltdown’ at student debt relief rally
National teachers’ union boss Randi Weingarten channeled Howard Dean in a maniacal speech on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday that went viral among critics who labeled it a “meltdown.”
Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, had co-sponsored a protest against challenges to President Biden’s student debt relief plan brought by six GOP-led states and two applicants who sued because they would not be eligible for full reimbursement under the plan.
The union boss of some 1.7 million education workers drew the ire of Twitter when she punctuated her angry speech to hundreds of demonstrators with a series of wild body movements and frantic pointing gestures.
Researchers use AI to flag “misinformation” in podcasts, call for tech companies and regulators to “meet this challenge”
The Brookings Institution appears to be taking not only podcasting, but also “the war on podcasting” very seriously indeed.
A huge write-up (presented as the result of a research) published on the organization’s website this February, accuses some podcasters, especially those labeled as “political,” of spreading disinformation pretty much unchecked.
In order to find “misinformation” in podcasts and determine its scope, the authors say they turned to “AI” and at the same time issued a call to tech companies and regulators to “meet this challenge” – one of “greater transparency across the board – in terms of content moderation practices, financial disclosures, and algorithmic amplification by podcasting apps.”
And the question the article seems to want to answer is, how to stop this – i.e., take over what appears to be one of the last online media fairly resistant to censorship that is now the mainstay on social platforms.
The “trouble” with podcasts and the difficulty in controlling the media and getting it to, as a whole, toe any particular political or ideological line, is the technology that powers it.
Arrests and resignations follow deadly head-on train collision in Greece
Greece’s Transport Minister has resigned and a station master has been arrested after at least 36 people died in a head-on train collision.
The force of the crash was reportedly so catastrophic, two of the carriages no longer exist as 85 people have sustained various levels of injury.
Putin’s ally Lukashenko, Xi hold talks, appeal for ceasefire, dialogue to end Ukraine war
Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko and a close ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin met Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is on a visit to the European country, and lent his full support to Beijing’s recently proposed “peace” initiative amid the Ukraine war.
During a meeting between the leaders on Wednesday, Lukashenko told Xi, “Belarus has been actively proposing peace and fully supports your initiative on international security.”
The meeting between Lukashenko and Xi led to a joint call by them for a cease-fire and negotiations to bring about a political settlement to the Ukraine conflict.
Ukraine war: All the important developments to know today
The Ukrainian military might decide to pull troops back from the key stronghold of Bakhmut, an adviser to Ukraine’s president said Wednesday as Russia pursued a bloody, months-long offensive to capture the city.
“Our military is obviously going to weigh all of the options. So far, they’ve held the city, but if need be, they will strategically pull back,” Alexander Rodnyansky, an economic adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, told CNN.
“We’re not going to sacrifice all of our people just for nothing.”
Former Soviet satellite Slovakia has been a NATO member since 2004, but the reality of belonging to the world’s biggest military alliance really kicked in after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine a year ago.
The small central European country now hosts thousands of NATO troops while allied aircraft patrol its skies, allowing Bratislava to consider becoming the first nation to send fighter jets to neighboring Ukraine — getting rid of its unwieldy Soviet-era planes at the same time.
Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad is grateful.
Putin ally wants to increase jail time for those who insult Russian army, Wagner Group
Vyacheslav Volodin, the chairman of the lower house of Russian parliament, the State Duma, is proposing amendments to censorship laws that would raise the maximum punishment for “discrediting” Russia’s armed forces from five to 15 years in prison, according to Reuters.
Russians can already be punished by their government with up to 15 years in prison for spreading what Moscow describes is knowingly false information about the military.
Around a week ago, a Russian journalist was handed a six-year sentence after a court found her guilty of “spreading false information about the Russian armed forces’ actions,” The Associated Press reported.
Thousands protest outside Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem
Thousands of protestors demonstrated outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s house in Jerusalem over his government’s proposed judicial reform
Israel faces internal unrest; Terrorists responsible for deadly attack captured TV7Israel News 03.01
1) Mass protests turn violent in Israel, as Parliament’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee approves sections of the Judicial Reform ahead of a plenum first reading.
2) IDF, ISA (Shin Bet) and Border Police Special Operators capture two terrorists suspected to be responsible for the shooting attacks in which late Elan Ganeles was murdered, on Monday.
3) U.S. Ambassador to Israel Tomas Nides reiterates the Biden Administration’s commitment to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
China threatens Elon Musk over COVID lab leak tweet
Musk tweeted on Sunday that the former top infectious disease official in the U.S., Anthony Fauci, funded gain-of-function research that created the virus at a Wuhan lab. Afterward, the Global Times, a newspaper run by the Chinese Communist Party, issued an ominous warning on Chinese social media.
Global Times condemned Musk for attacking China with so-called conspiracy theories in a post titled:
“Musk, are you smashing China’s pot?” according to a Google translation.
The phrase is roughly a Chinese version of “biting the hand that feeds you,” according to CNBC Beijing bureau chief Eunice Yoon.
Iran could produce nuclear material in 12 days
A new assessment from the United States says Iran could produce enough nuclear material for a weapon in a very short time frame
US Energy department and FBI agree on Lab leak
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Oversees US nuclear weapons program
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additional study of academic literature,
and consultation with experts outside government.
Two foreign nationals arrested after throwing man under train for refusing to give them a cigarette
The incident occurred at the central train station in Pforzheim, a town in southwestern Germany, where a 49-year-old man was standing on the platform.
The PZ News outlet reported how the victim was approached by two men, a 33-year-old Algerian and a 31-year-old Tunisian national, both of whom demanded a cigarette. When the man refused, he was assaulted by the two men and pushed from the station platform, falling under a waiting train.
As the victim attempted to climb back onto the platform, he was assaulted a second time by his attackers.
Germany’s state-owned Deutsche Welle broadcaster reported last year that of the 65 most recent reports of incidents involving people being thrown onto railway tracks, 38 involved suspects who were not German nationals
Almost all looters targeting German flood victims were foreigners, according to new data
The 2021 Ahr floods in Germany devastated the Rhineland-Palatinate region in North Rhine-Westphalia and killed 180 people. Despite the destruction, some saw the floods as an opportunity, with the ensuing chaos resulting in a wave of robberies and burglaries.
Now, nearly two years after the event, it turns out that of the 275 alleged perpetrators, 196 were foreigners. In many cases, the government simply decided to not deport these perpetrators due to legal obstacles.
The information has only come to light due to a series of questions submitted by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to the North Rhine-Westphalia government.
AG Garland grilled by senator over ‘dozen sources’ with Hunter Biden criminal tips
Sen. Chuck Grassley interrogated Attorney General Merrick Garland over the Hunter Biden investigation Wednesday, revealing for the first time that “over a dozen sources” had tipped off the FBI and Justice Department to potential criminal activity by the first son.
“Recent lawfully protected whistleblower disclosures to my office indicate that the Justice Department and FBI had — at one time — over a dozen sources that provided potentially criminal information relating to Hunter Biden.” Grassley (R-Iowa), 89, told Garland during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing.
“The alleged volume and similarity of information would demand that the Justice Department investigate the truth and accuracy of the information.”
“Accordingly, what steps has the Justice Department taken to determine the truth and accuracy of the information provided?” Grassley asked. “Congress and the American people have a right to know.”
Finnish parliament overwhelmingly gives early greenlight to NATO entry
The legislation was approved as lawmakers affirmed that the nation has accepted the terms of the NATO Treaty by 184 votes against seven in the 200-seat parliament. One abstained.
Finnish lawmakers have pushed for the legislation to be passed before the general elections on April 2 to avoid a political vacuum. Notably, the process of joining NATO requires ratification from all of its 30 members.
Passing the bill does not mean that Finland will automatically join NATO after ratification by Turkey and Hungary, but it puts in place a deadline for how long it can wait for its neighbour.
Biden extends ‘national emergency’ due to ‘extraordinary threat’ Russia’s actions against Ukraine pose to US
President Joe Biden issued a continuation Wednesday of a previous executive order that declared a “national emergency” in the U.S. related to the year-long conflict between Russia and Ukraine.
Executive Order 13660 was initially signed by former President Barack Obama in 2014 after Russia’s annexation of Crimea from Ukraine, but it was expanded over the years with additional executive orders as the conflict between the two states intensified and culminated in the invasion launched by Russia last year.
The orders include certain sanctions related to Russia’s actions in Ukraine with respect to U.S. interests.
Donald Trump on ‘Horror Show’ Ukraine War: I’d Strike Peace Deal ‘Within 24 Hours’
“Russia would not have invaded Ukraine if I were in the White House, and what’s going on there is a horror show,” Trump said during an interview on Salem News Channel’s America First with Sebastian Gorka.
The 45th president shared his belief with Gorka that the media are drastically underreporting the number of deaths in the war.
“Those cities are being leveled, I mean, they’re being leveled. I’ve looked photos and aerials of cities where there’s not a building standing, and then they’ll say two people were injured – no many, many people are being killed,” he later explained.
Kayleigh McEnany: This isn’t a good look for Lori Lightfoot
‘Outnumbered’ panelists weigh in after Lori Lightfoot lost her re-election campaign for mayor of Chicago.
‘Mischievous’: Dutton slammed as ‘irresponsible’ for opposing British model AUKUS subs
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says Australia should not buy British submarines with an AUKUS announcement on nuclear-powered models expected in the coming weeks as Defence Industry Minister Pat Conroy labels Mr Dutton’s comments as “mischievous”.
Mr Dutton said in a media conference, Australia should pursue the United States model as it provides “interoperability with the Americans” and there would be “more” US submarines in the Indo-Pacific than British ones.
Mr Conroy said the Opposition Leader’s comments are “incredibly irresponsible” and he is “either being mischievous or is not privy to the latest information.”
Coalition warns Labor’s $3 million umbrella for super will spread with inflation
Over half a million public servants and veterans will fall under the umbrella of the government’s proposed model of superannuation tax according to the Federal Opposition.
They are warning hundreds of thousands of super funds would travel with inflation to meet the $3 million tax threshold.
Opposition Leader Peter Dutton says the Coalition government are “absolutely dead against it” and is promising to repeal the legislation if elected in 2025.
‘You didn’t do your job’: Inside the effort to recall New Orleans’ mayor
Organizers seeking to recall New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell from office said they collected enough signatures to put the city leader’s second term at risk.
The people of Chicago have hit a wall: Monica Crowley
Kayleigh McEnany, Monica Crowley and Joe Concha discuss Lori Lightfoot losing her reelection bid in Chicago and Randi Weingarten’s meltdown on ‘Hannity.’
Vivek Ramaswamy vows to roll back ‘toxic steps’ taken by Biden admin
Vivek Ramaswamy, who just entered the 2024 presidential race, discusses foreign policy reform and his upcoming campaign on ‘Mornings with Maria.’
House GOP blocks Biden’s ESG investment rule
Heritage Action for America Executive Director Jessica Anderson discusses the House voting to block the administration’s ESG investment rule, Biden’s FY2024 budget and the U.S. national debt.
Larry Kudlow: This is all about drifting towards socialism
FOX Business host Larry Kudlow discusses record costs set by the Biden admin’s regulatory actions and says the president’s push for regulations outpaces Obama on ‘Kudlow.’
Tucker: Bad things are happening
Tucker Carlson shares his thoughts on President Biden’s age and ability to serve America on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight.
WATCH: Biden ‘Announces’ U.S. Draft for Ukraine…or Does He?
A deep fake video — made by artificial intelligence — recently circulated online, showing a fake President Biden announcing a U.S. draft for the war in Ukraine.
The quality of the deep fake video isn’t THAT spectacular (you’ve probably seen more convincing ones), but it could still fool some Americans,
Glenn says, especially those not paying attention to how AI is changing the world. @glennbeck and @studoesamerica discuss the video, plus they discuss how AI and deep fake videos potentially could cause HUGE CHAOS in the upcoming, 2024 presidential campaign season…
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