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Friday, December 13, 2019

Hunter Biden’s Baby Mama Lunden Roberts Will Get to Grill Biden UNDER OATH About Money He Made From Burisma

Things are really heating up with Hunter’s baby mama!

Hunter Biden’s baby mama Lunden Roberts will get to grill Biden under oath on December 23 about the money he made whilst sitting on the board of Burisma Holdings, a Ukrainian natural gas company.

A judge in Arkansas has ordered Hunter Biden to be deposed in Roberts’ child support lawsuit and answer questions about the money he made from Burisma and his ties to foreign governments.

In a strange turn of events, a 28-year-old stripper from Arkansas was able to get Hunter Biden to answer questions under oath about Burisma — something even the most powerful US Senators have not done.


Hedge fund forced Cabela's merger, decimated jobs in Sidney, Nebraska

Tattoo addict inks his entire body black – even his EYEBALLS and the inside of his mouth

A MAN has gone to ink-redible lengths to cover his entire body in black tattoos, including his eyeballs and the inside of his lips.

Eli Ink, a 27-year-old tattoo artist from Brighton, has undergone a 10-year transformation to turn himself into a walking exhibition of his tats.

Mr Ink uses several coats of black colouring to permanently blacken his skin.

He also implanted huge stretchers in his nose and under his bottom lip as part of his body-modification process.

The artist even went as far as dying his eyes to complete the striking look.


Birth tourism: Study puts number on impact of birthright citizenship

Foreign tourists to the U.S. give birth to 33,000 babies a year — each of them immediately becoming a citizen — according to a new report being released Thursday that puts numbers on the extent to which immigrants make use of America’s birthright citizenship policy.

Almost all of those 33,000 are part of birth tourism, says Steven A. Camarota, the researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies who did the report. That means they came to the U.S. while pregnant on short-term visas for the express purpose of giving birth and earning their child immediate citizenship.

Some 39,000 other foreigner women here on temporary student or guest-worker visas also give birth, Mr. Camarota calculated.


Put a Pepsi in your step! Drinks brand unveils new COFFEE-flavored cola with twice as much caffeine as its classic soda

Shots have been fired in the Cola Wars, and this time brands are dueling in the battle of coffee-flavored cola.

Earlier this year, Coca-Cola announced that it was bringing Coke Coffee to international markets — and now PepsiCo has promised to introduce its own coffee-flavored cola drink in the US, starting in April 2020.

Pepsi Café, which will come in both Original and Vanilla varieties, is a cola-forward beverage with a hint of roasted Arabica coffee flavor and nearly twice as much caffeine as regular Pepsi.


WCSAO: Dionte Dutton and Lee Braboy, Co-Defendants Convicted and Sentenced in 2017 Murder

**Reposting. The second page didn't upload to the post when we originally posted this press release. 

Cigna Uses AI to Check if Patients Are Taking Their Medications

Cigna Corp. plans to expand a system that uses artificial intelligence to identify gaps in treatment of chronic diseases, such as patients skipping their medications, and deliver personalized recommendations for specific patients.

The product, called Health Connect 360, integrates data from a combination of sources and analytical tools, some developed at Cigna and others brought in as part of its $54 billion acquisition of pharmacy-benefit manager Express Scripts Holding Co., completed late last year. Express Scripts, which began developing the service two years ago, rolled out portions of it to some customers this year.

Cigna is already using AI to predict whether patients might abuse or overdose on prescription opioids.


A Viewer Writes.........Before they were puppets

Watch this YouTube video (and perhaps make a permanent download) before it disappears again. I came upon the full video a few weeks ago. As it was quite compelling, I favorited it. Within a few days it was gone. Here at least is the full audio. You've heard excerpts before. Listen and take it to heart, especially in light of current national events.

'Great way to house a lot of people': Oakland proposes putting homeless on cruise ships

The city council president of Oakland, California, has floated putting the city’s expanding homeless population on a cruise ship.

Council President Rebecca Kaplan noted that a cruise ship could house as many as 1,000 homeless. She recommended that the city looks into buying a cruise ship to house the homeless as a quick way to have several rooms available while the city considers permanent solutions to the affordable housing crisis in Oakland, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

“It could be a great way to house a lot of people quickly,” Kaplan explained. “Cruise ships have been used for emergency housing after natural disasters and for extra housing for things like Olympics.”


WCSAO: Raevon Wheeless Sentenced To Twenty-Five Years

Missing Person In Salisbury

This Is Why A Record Number Of Americans Are Fat & Broke

Fast food and takeout are anathema to the 'clean eating' lifestyle trend that has swept the US - and much of the developed world - over the past 10 years. But while spending on gym memberships and boutique fitness classes has risen significantly over the past ten years, recent studies show that over-spending on takeout was the biggest financial mistake made by younger Americans in 2018, according to a MarketWatch report that cited data from a recent study published by Principal.

According to the data, nearly one in three Americans - 29%, up from 26% in 2018 - said dining out was this year’s top budget buster for them, followed closely by spending on groceries (which is ironic given the proliferation of low-cost grocers like Aldi that have sprouted up in recent years).

But that's not all: In a separate study, Fidelity found that the No. 1 small financial mistake that most Americans admit to is dining out too much, something that 36% of respondents said they'd done in the past year.

Americans spent roughly $3,500 a year on dining out in 2018, according to government data. That's a new record high, and a 2.8% improvement from the prior year. Sales are projected to hit a record high of $863 billion this year, according to the National Restaurant Association.


Kentucky's Beshear restores voting rights to over 100,000 convicted felons days after inauguration

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Thursday to restore voting rights to nearly 140,000 convicted felons, making good on an inaugural promise he made just days ago after being sworn in.

The order applies to Kentuckians who have committed non-violent offenses and have completed their sentences and does not include sex offenders, rapists or murderers, Beshear, a Democrat, said to a group of voting rights supporters.

"My faith teaches me forgiveness," Beshear said. "We all make mistakes."

AOC questions why her critics don’t write off $700B in defense spending as ‘free stuff’

New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez condemned her critics for brushing off her policies such as universal healthcare and tuition-free college as “free stuff” while supporting defense spending.

House Democrats have been deliberating the National Defense Authorization Act, which appropriates funds to the military, as they decide how much funding to put toward defense. While defense appropriations typically have bipartisan support, some of the left-leaning members of the Democratic Party have opposed the current appropriations plan.

On Thursday morning, Ocasio-Cortez tweeted a clip of her fellow Democrat Rep. Ro Khanna of California condemning the steady increase in defense spending that has taken place since President Barack Obama was in office. Khanna called it “Orwellian” to call the authorization “progressive” because the funding was going to defense rather than other liberal goals, including free college.


Secret Service Issues Warning About Fake $100 Bills During Holiday Season

The Secret Service is issuing a warning about counterfeit $100 bills this holiday season that have been hitting retailers in the purse.

Authorities say that many businesses have been targeted by the bogus $100 bills and other forms of counterfeit money because the counterfeiters have found a way to avoid detection by the businesses through 3D printing.

“Sometimes they bleach the $1 bill and they print $5 or $20 on top of that and when you use the pen, it doesn’t work, it shows that its good currency,” said South Philadelphia 7-Eleven store owner Vincent Emmanuel.

Emmanuel’s store recently got burned by scammers who used several thousand dollars of fake bills to purchase prepaid Visas and Mastercards.

“And the clerk behind the counter is always busy. By the time the person realizes that it’s a fake bill, the person is out the door,” said Emmanuel.

The Newport News, Virginia, police also noticed an uptick in counterfeit bills being passed along at retail establishments.


'I hope you enjoy a celebration tonight': Boris Johnson prepares to complete Brexit after decisive election victory

Boris Johnson swept to a thumping election victory in Britain as voters, wearied by three years of Brexit wrangling, handed him a mandate to pull out of the European Union next month.

With results still coming in, the Conservative leader was on course to win a majority of more than 80 seats, the best result for the party since Margaret Thatcher’s majority of 102 in 1987.

“I hope you enjoy a celebration tonight,” he said in a jubilant message to party members. “You powered this campaign. We couldn't have done it without you.”

Conservatives began celebrating when voting ended and an exit poll predicted they were on target to pick up 50 seats, giving them 368 Members of Parliament in total. Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, meanwhile, was on course for 191, the Liberal Democrats 13, the Brexit Party none, and the Scottish National Party 55, according to a BBC/Sky/ITV poll.


Combating Value-Neutrality and Creating Classrooms of Character

Louisville, Kentucky, public school teacher Paul Barnwell was distressed by his 11th-grade students’ response to this hypothetical moral quandary: “If your significant other commits a felony where people are gravely injured, do you report them to the police?”

To his dismay, the students resoundingly responded “No!”

His students’ reaction made Barnwell recognize the absence of moral instruction and character development in district schools.

In fact, he argued that moral instruction is often neglected, since many teachers are overwhelmed by the pressures to focus instruction on government-assessed standards, such as Common Core, which he notes “ultimately elevated standardized testing and severely narrowed curricula.”

“For many American students who have attended a public school at some point since 2002, standardized-test preparation and narrowly defined academic success [have] been the unstated, but de facto, purpose of their schooling experience,” Barnwell wrote in The Atlantic.

Yet moral instruction in schools is extremely important to families. In particular, parents rank moral and character development as one of the top three most important qualities in a school.


Council Supports OCFD Request To Replace Rescue Truck

OCEAN CITY — A $1.2 million purchase of a replacement Ocean City Fire Department workhorse vehicle passed at City Hall this week amid some concerns about the department’s priority system.

The Mayor and Council reviewed Tuesday a request for a new heavy rescue truck for the fire department at an estimated cost of around $1.2 million. The apparatus is a workhorse for the department and does much of the heavy lifting in the case of emergency and also carries much of the department’s heaviest gear along with needed supplies.

The current heavy rescue truck has been in service since 1975 and is nearing the end of its useful life. Since taking the reins last spring, Ocean City Fire Chief Richie Bowers has been systematically renewing the department’s apparatus replacement schedule and the heavy rescue truck is the next on the priority list.

“It’s a primary unit for us,” he said. “We have to handle the emergencies because no one else is coming in a short amount of time. It is a hefty price tag, but it will last us many, many years.”


Historian: America’s Homeschooling Parents Are Leading Our Next Revolution

“The leaders of the revolution are America’s homeschooling mothers,” said C. Bradley Thompson, professor of political science professor at Clemson University and author of America’s Revolutionary Mind: A Moral History of the American Revolution and the Declaration That Defined It, expressing his concerns of deepening national political fragmentation in a Tuesday interview on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight.

Thompson began by identifying the philosophical values of America’s founding and heralding American exceptionalism.

“[Americanism] is really an extraordinary concept,” stated Thompson. “The United States of America is the only nation in the world that I know of that is identified as an ism, right? We speak of Americanism, but we don’t speak of Frenchism, Italianism, Germanism, [or] Persianism. It’s only Americanism. Americanism is associated with an idea or with principles, and the idea of America, the ideology that is America, the ideology that has attracted tens — if not hundreds — of millions of people to this country over the course of the last several hundred years is, I think, associated with the principles of the Declaration of Independence.”


Atheist Group Forces School to Cancel 3rd Graders’ Live Nativity Scene

An Oklahoma public elementary school removed its third-grade live Nativity scene from its annual Christmas production after receiving a threatening letter from an atheist group.

Christopher Line, staff attorney at the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF), wrote to F. Andrew Fugitt at the Center for Education Law that the school district was committing a “constitutional violation”:

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Harvey Weinstein reaches $25m civil court deal with more than 30 sexual assault accusers

Shamed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has reached a tentative $25million civil settlement with dozens of his alleged sexual misconduct victims – however the former mogul would not have to admit any wrongdoing or pay his accusers out of his own pocket.

Following a two year legal fight, the proposed civil settlement has obtained preliminary approval from all the major parties involved, the New York Times reported.

The claimants – which include more than 30 actresses and former Weinstein employees that have accused him of numerous sexual offenses including rape – would share the payout, along with any other accusers that should come forward in the months ahead.

As a result, the settlement would essentially bring an end to every civil suit filed against the 67-year-old and his former company, pending a court approval and final sign off by all parties.


Isn't this the fellow that all of the Democrats claimed that they didn't know??

Over 1,000 Attend Virginia City Council Meeting, Declare 2A Sanctuary

Over 1,000 people attended Tuesday’s Chesapeake City Council meeting as members unanimously declared a “Second Amendment Constitutional City.”

On December 10, 2019, Breitbart News reported CNN’s tally of over 40 counties that had declared Second Amendment Sanctuary status. On December 11, 2019, the Associated Press reported the number as “more than 50 cities and counties.”

The Virginian-Pilot reported that “around 1,200 people” attended Tuesday’s Chesapeake City Council meeting while “three men stood in front of the building holding Gadsden flags printed with ‘Don’t Tread on Me.’”


Judicial Watch: Federal Court Hearing on Awan Brothers, Congressional Democrat IT Scandal

Former Democrat IT staffer Imran Awan allegedly leaked secret data from House offices to a secret server and

Judicial Watch has announced that a federal court ordered a hearing for Friday, December 13, 2019, on the Congressional Democrat IT (information technology) scandal involving the Awan brothers.

The hearing was ordered in accordance with a November 2018 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, which was filed after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) failed to respond adequately to two separate FOIA requests.

In August 2019, the DOJ told the court that it would begin producing records by November 5, 2019. After producing no records, on November 13, 2019 the agency told Judicial Watch that it was having “technical difficulties,” and in a recent email claimed that “difficulties with the production remain.”

In a joint status report filed on December 5, 2019, Judicial Watch reported to the court that the DOJ claimed in a phone call that it was now unable to produce any records to either of the FOIA requests “because the agency was waiting for some unspecified action by Judge [Tanya S.] Chutkan in some other matter so as to avoid having to produce records in this case.” In that same report the DOJ told the court that Judge Chutkan is “presiding over a related sealed criminal matter” that prohibits the government from releasing the requested FOIA information. [Emphasis added]

Imran Awan and his family were banned from the House computer network in February 2017 after the House’s top law enforcement officer wrote that Imran is “an ongoing and serious risk to the House of Representatives, possibly threatening the integrity of our information systems,” and that a server containing evidence had gone “missing.” The inspector general said server logs showed “unauthorized access” and procurement records were falsified.

Imran Awan was Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s (D-FL) top information technology aide.

Full press release here

DISGUSTING: Radical Democrat Rashida Tlaib Tweets Out “White Supremacy Kills” After Violent Black Racists Shoot Up Kosher Market

Four people were killed including a police officer, and two shooters were dead in an attack at a Kosher supermarket in a Jewish neighborhood in Jersey City.

Witnesses described the scene like a “warzone” with shots flying everywhere.

The shootout took place in a cemetery and a Kosher deli store.

Authorities identified the shooters late Tuesday.

David Anderson and Francine Graham, members of the anti-Semitic and violent “Black Israelites” cult, were identified as the killers.

It didn’t take Democrats long to blame whitey for the attack.

Squad member Rashida Tlaib tweeted out: “White Supremacy Kills.”


Judicial Watch Statement on FISA Application Report

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding the Department of Justice’s Office of the Inspector General report:

Today’s IG report on the Russiagate FISA abuse provides abundant evidence that the FBI and DOJ massively violated the law in order to obtain the Carter Page spy warrants targeting President Trump.

As IG reports are both exposés and cover-ups at the same time, it is no surprise that the IG punted on implicating senior officials directly in the spy scandal.

President Trump should directly appoint a special counsel from outside of the DOJ and FBI to investigate the Obama/Clinton/Deep State Spygate scandal and other crimes that are in plain sight. In the meantime, Judicial Watch will continue its dozens of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits and investigations, which have already revealed much of what is known about Spygate – the biggest corruption scandal of all time.

(Judicial Watch)

House Approves Farm-worker Amnesty, Promotes Visa Workers over Americans

Nearly all House Democrats, plus a group of 34 Republicans, voted Wednesday to approve an amnesty for illegal farm workers and to outsource more of the nation’s farm workforce to cheap H-2A visa workers.

The bill, H.R. 5038, would likely amnesty more than a million illegal aliens, and it also subsidizes farm companies that hire more H-2A visa workers instead of hiring Americans.

Those subsidies for hiring foreign H-2A workers include rules to cut the H-2A workers’ pay below the expected 2020 rates, plus massive housing subsidies for the migrant workers. The biggest subsidy, however, is that employers will be allowed to dangle the prize of Americans’ citizenship to H-2A migrants who agree to work at low wages for long hours in harsh conditions.


Biden’s Immigration Plan: Amnesty for Illegal Aliens, Free All Border Crossers into U.S.

Former Vice President Joe Biden’s national immigration plan includes an effort to provide amnesty to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States, freeing border crossers into the country, and restarting welfare-dependent legal immigration that would cost American taxpayers billions.

In a plan released on Wednesday, Biden vows to provide amnesty to every illegal alien currently living in the U.S., as well as end nearly all of President Trump’s cost-saving reforms such as restarting a welfare-dependent immigration pipeline, where legal immigrants are permanently resettled in the country despite immediately needing public assistance.


WCSAO: Gregory Sterling Guilty Of Attempted 1st Degree Murder

Drag Queen Prostitute Visits Texas School

If it’s OK for drag queens to host story hour, what about prostitutes? At one Austin, Texas, elementary school, students got both.

In what some parents are calling “a sign of things to come” under the city’s radical new sex ed, the kids at Blackshear Fine Arts Academy had an unexpected visitor—with an even more unexpected background. But as shocked as parents were to learn that “Miss Kitty Litter ATX” was a convicted criminal, they were even more horrified to find out that the school district knew it.

That’s the most astonishing revelation from the open records request that Texas Values filed. Thanks to internal communications between Miss Kitty Litter (real name David Robinson) and the school librarian Roger Grape, moms and dads now know that not only did Blackshear expose their children to this wild and deviant ideology but to a felon too.


McConnell claims Democrat leadership preventing long-term spending solution

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday that Democrat leadership was threatening to scuttle a longer-term spending agreement in favor of another stopgap measure.

With a government shutdown looming if Congress does not act before the end of Dec. 20, the Kentucky Republican said his Democrat colleagues were responsible for throwing a last-minute wrench into the process.

“The story is the same as it’s been for months: partisan policy demands, poison pills, exactly the playbook that the Speaker of the House and the Democrat Leader had explicitly promised months ago in writing they would *not* use to sabotage appropriations,” Mr. McConnell said on the Senate floor on Thursday.


Tucker: IG report is a problem for CNN, others – They are exposed as liars

Thanks to the Department of Justice IG report -- the one released on Monday -- we now know for certain what was, for those paying attention, fairly obvious for a long time -- in fact, from the beginning. We now know the Steele dossier played a central role in the genesis of the beginning of the Russia hoax.

The dossier was used to justify extensive spying on an innocent American citizen; that would be former naval officer and Annapolis graduate, Carter Page. The top two leaders at the FBI were closely involved in the decision to do this. Other powerful people, including a former director of the CIA, knew it was happening and then lied to cover it up later. All of that was confirmed Monday by the IG's report.

The report was a disaster for the credibility of our bureaucratic class in Washington. But it's also a big, big problem for the American news media. They were exposed as liars and know-nothings as well.

We could you a million examples of this, but we're going to give you just a few because they paint the picture...


New York public school rejects student Christian club, OKs LGBT Pride Club

A New York school district violated federal law when it rejected a Christian student's request to start an on-campus Christian club, according to a nonprofit legal group representing the student.

The First Liberty Institute sent a letter to Wappingers Central School District on Wednesday demanding that it approve freshman Daniela Barca’s application to form the “OMG! Christian Club” at Roy C. Ketcham High School.

The aim of the club, according to First Liberty Institute, is to offer “faith-based support” during biweekly student-initiated meetings where students have “discussions about living for God in a godless society.”


Trump team rips tech giants for 'voter suppression'

President Trump’s campaign lit into tech giants on Thursday for “voter suppression” and policies that cut them off from hardcore supporters.

Campaign manager Brad Parscale told reporters in Virginia that he knew immediately after the 2016 election that changes would be made to prevent a repeat in 2020.

Mr. Parscale said he told senior Trump adviser Jared Kushner at the time that Silicon Valley would “start systematically trying to destroy everything we did in 2016.”

“They have a culture within their companies and a bias within their companies — I don’t even think this is as much for the general public as it is to keep control of their own companies because they’re places that are so liberal, they’re so progressive, that they even think giving us an opportunity to talk to our voters is something they need to stop because it’s the virtuous, righteous thing to do at this point,” he said, the Daily Caller reported.


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Wounded Navy Seal Gifted Mortgage-Free Home in Virginia

A wounded Navy lieutenant who joined the military in 1991 and served for more than 20 years as a Navy Seal received a mortgage-free home Tuesday thanks to the nonprofit Building Homes for Heroes.

But throughout his 20 years of service, Lt. Patrick Ferguson sustained many injuries, including a traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, chronic migraines, and tinnitus, WVEC reported.

His service has not been without recognition, as he is a decorated war veteran who has received several ribbons and medals for his time serving in the military.


Republicans erupt as Nadler suddenly postpones impeachment vote near midnight

Republicans erupted with unbridled fury and frustration late Thursday as House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., abruptly wrapped up an all-day marathon hearing on the adoption of two articles of impeachment against President Trump by delaying a planned vote on the matter until Friday morning.

"It is now very late at night," Nadler said shortly before midnight. "I want the members on both sides of aisle to think about what has happened over these last two days, and to search their consciences before we cast their final votes. Therefore, the committee will now stand in recess until tomorrow morning at 10 a.m., at which point I will move to divide the question so that each of us may have the opportunity to cast up-or-down votes on each of the articles of impeachment, and let history be our judge."

Ranking Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., raised an immediate objection as Nadler began leaving, saying it was "the most bush-league stunt” he had ever seen.

Pentagon grounds more than 300 Saudi trainee pilots in the US for 'safety' reasons

More than 300 Saudi Arabian military aviation students have been grounded as part of a 'safety stand-down' after a Saudi Air Force lieutenant shot and killed three people last Friday at a US Navy base in Florida.

The FBI has said US investigators believe Saudi Air Force Second Lieutenant Mohammed Saeed Alshamrani, 21, acted alone when he attacked in Pensacola then was fatally shot by a deputy sheriff who was first to respond.

The US Defense Secretary said he had instructed the armed forces to review both security at military bases and screening for foreign soldiers who come to the United States for training after the shooting.