August 17, 2022

Inflation Reduction Act Includes $30 Billion for Nuclear Reactors at Risk of Shutdown

The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 will help to finance struggling nuclear reactors and could save dozens from being shut down early thanks to a 10-year production tax credit. The $433 billion IRA, which was negotiated chiefly by U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), has been touted by Democrats as a way to fend…

Nolte: Woke DA’s Leniency for Chappelle’s Alleged Attacker Puts All Performers at Risk

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón’s decision to treat Dave Chappelle’s alleged attacker with kid gloves puts all performers at risk. Just as he was wrapping up his set at the Hollywood Bowl last week, a man named Isaiah Lee allegedly jumped on the stage and attacked the comedian. In Lee’s possession, according to police,…

Taiwan Military ‘Combat Ready’ Due to Increased China Invasion Risk

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen ordered her country’s military to be “combat ready” on Wednesday in case an “outside force” stages an attack on the sovereign island while the West is distracted by an unfolding crisis between Russia and Ukraine, the South China Morning Post (SCMP) reported. “Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has ordered the island’s armed…

Former Speaker of BC Legislature Didn’t Consider Conflict of Interest: Trial Hears

VANCOUVER—A former Speaker of the B.C. legislature says he doesn’t recall being worried about a conflict of interest after he took guidance from the same lawyer who gave a former clerk advice about a retirement payment that’s at the centre of a breach-of-trust trial. In the Supreme Court of British Columbia on Monday, Crown prosecutor…

Phone Was Manually Set to Delete Former Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan’s Texts, Forensic Analysis Indicates

By Daniel Beekman and Lewis Kamb From The Seattle Times SEATTLE—Former Seattle  Jenny Durkan’s text messages from one of the most tumultuous periods in city history vanished because a phone setting likely was manually changed to deletMayore texts automatically, and ex-Police Chief Carmen Best deleted her texts, a long-overdue forensic analysis has found. The analysis,…

Australian Farmers Hold High Degree of Optimism: Survey

A global survey of over 600 farmers has shown that Australian growers were more optimistic about the future of the agriculture industry than their counterparts in the United States and the United Kingdom. The Australian agricultural tech group AgriWebb has recently released a report (pdf), which surveyed 636 farmers globally and questioned them on various…

FACT CHECK: Did BBC News Report That Breathing Too Often Increases The Risk Of A Heart Attack?

An image shared on Facebook purportedly shows a BBC News report claiming that breathing “too many times” could increase the likelihood of a fatal heart attack. Verdict: False There is no record of BBC News publishing this story. There is also no evidence that any scientific trial took place that came to such a conclusion.…

CDC Considers Increasing Time Between Vaccines to Cut Risk of Heart Inflammation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is weighing changes to vaccine guidance to increase the time between doses due to the risk of heart inflammation. A longer period between the first two shots of the mRNA coronavirus vaccines appeared to lower a person’s risk of myocarditis, a rare form of heart inflammation that…

2,700-Plus Schools Closed for Omicron Despite Low Risk

Over 3,2srcsrc schools will be closed or condemned to remote learning this week as officials fear the low-risk omicron variant of the coronavirus. School districts across the country are grappling with how to move forward with coronavirus protocols as it appears clear that new variants will continue to come and virtual learning and mask mandates…

Small Plane Crash Near Houston Kills at Least 1 Person

The site of a single-engine Cessna 208 plane crash near Fulshear, Texas, on Dec. 21, 2021. (Courtesy of Texas Department of Public Safety) FULSHEAR, Texas—A small plane crashed Tuesday morning near Houston, killing at least one person, officials said. The single-engine Cessna 208 had taken off from Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston when it crashed…

UN Secretary General Betrays Human Rights by Attending Beijing Olympics

Commentary China is the world’s most vicious tyranny. But for all its wrongdoing, the country faces virtually no accountability. To the contrary, China is treated as a respected member of the international community, even granted the honor of hosting the Winter Olympics, which start on Feb. 4. How can this be? One would think that…

Anti-Inflammatory Cider Recipes for Cold Weather

Unlike filtered apple juices (likely a mix of many varieties of apples), fresh-pressed cider has terroir, flavors unique to the soil, climate, and varieties of apples grown in that particular region. No matter what your local cider situation, any unfiltered apple cider will do for a sweet, hot refreshment. For the classic version, heat cider with whole cinnamon…

No Evidence of Hate Crime Against Virginia Muslim High School Student: Police

There’s no evidence that an alleged assault on a female Muslim high school student in Fairfax, Virginia was a hate crime, local police said. The Dec. 14 incident involved a male student at Fairfax High School, who reportedly pushed a female Muslim student to the ground, pulled off her hijab, and beat her up, while…

Joe Biden: Unvaccinated Cannot Celebrate Holidays Safely – ‘Putting Other People at Risk’

President Joe Biden said Tuesday unvaccinated Americans were not able to celebrate the holidays safely. “I know some Americans are wondering if you can safely celebrate the holidays with family and friends,” Biden said during a speech at the White House. “The answer is, yes you can, if you and those who celebrate with you…

Biden Deploys More Troops To Afghanistan To Protect ‘Those At Special Risk From The Taliban Advance’

President Joe Biden authorized about 5,000 troops to deploy to Afghanistan to ensure the safe evacuation of U.S. and allied personnel, according to a White House statement Saturday. Biden said the deployment will protect “those at special risk from the Taliban advance” and ordered “our armed forces and our intelligence community to ensure that we…

Ontario, Canada, Bans Outdoor Recreation Citing Alleged Coronavirus Risk

Ontario, Canada’s government on Thursday extended a Chinese coronavirus stay-at-home order through June 2 that includes a ban on outdoor recreational activity. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said on May 13 that he ordered the lockdown extension — in place since April 8 — to curb Chinese coronavirus transmissions across the central Canadian province and “save…

Ocasio-Cortez Describes Hiding In Her Bathroom During Riot, Questions Whether Officer Purposefully Put Her At Risk

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questioned Monday evening whether a Capitol Police officer purposefully put her at risk during the Capitol riot. The New York Democrat took to Instagram Live to discuss her experiences during the Jan. 6 rioting, when rioters supporting President Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, committing acts of vandalism and…

Nancy Mace Says Trump ‘Put All Of Our Lives At Risk’

January 17, 2021 3:12 PM ET Republican South Carolina Rep. Nancy Mace said that President Donald Trump “put all our lives at risk” by his actions before and during the January 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Democrats and many Republicans have roundly condemned Trump for inciting and failing to adequately respond to the riot,…

Otis Elevator Company Recalls to Inspect Private Residence Elevators Due to Entrapment Hazard; Risk of Serious Injury or Death to Young Children

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding COVID-19, some of the remedies identified in recall press releases may not be available at this time. Consumers should check with recalling firms for further details. It is important to remember that CPSC and recalling firms urge consumers not to use recalled products. Typical Private Residence Elevator with Exterior…

COVID-19 and Risk of Clotting: ‘Be Proactive About Prevention’

The risk of arterial and venous thrombosis in patients with COVID-19 has been a major issue throughout the pandemic, and how best to manage this risk is the subject of a new review article. The article, by Gregory Piazza, MD, and David A. Morrow, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, was published online in…

Fauci on SCOTUS Ruling on Religious Gatherings: ‘Considerable Risk’ for Coronavirus Spread

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases director Dr. Anthony Fauci said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” that the Supreme Court ruling that religious gatherings cannot be restricted in New York State was a “considerable risk for acquisition and spread” of the coronavirus pandemic. Guest host Martha Raddatz said, “The Supreme Court struck down New York’s…

German Intelligence: Jihadi Children Returning From Middle East Pose Serious Security Risk

Germany’s domestic spy agency, the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), has warned that the children of jihadists who travelled to the Middle East and are now returning could pose serious security risks and become a “new generation” of Islamic radicals. Head of the BfV Hans-Georg Maaßen made the warning this week, saying: “We […]

Report: Religious Freedom At Risk In America

Americans shouldn’t take their religious freedom for granted because it’s under severe attack, says a new report from the First Liberty Institute. As The Washington Free Beacon reports, the non-profit organization says threats to religious liberty are up 133 percent since 2011. Encroachments on faith are coming from a wide variety of sources, including the government, business […]

Trump takes risk with Freedom Caucus attack

Donald Trump famously bullied contestants on his “Apprentice” reality-TV show. He bullied his presidential opponents, “Little Marco” and “Lyin’ Ted” and “Crooked Hillary,” during the 2016 campaign. After the far-right Freedom Caucus blocked his ObamaCare repeal bill, President Trump took to Twitter and threatened to back primary challengers to oust them in 2018. But Trump’s […]

2016’s Biggest Loser Accuses Trump Administration of Putting American Lives At Risk

Former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is out of the woods and back to criticizing the Trump administration just four months after an embarrassing electoral defeat. This time she’s accusing the White House of putting American lives at risk. These are more than statistics, they’re American lives at risk because this administration willfully ignores the […]

AG Sessions: Sanctuary Cities That Fail to Comply with Immigration Laws Risk Losing Federal Dollars

Monday at the White House press briefing, Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned municipalities that have implemented the policy of sanctuary cities, which he described as making “our nation less safe by putting dangerous criminals back on the streets.” Sessions said the Department of Justice would require that jurisdictions that are seeking or applying for DoJ grants to […]

Kelly: Risk Of ‘Thousands’ Of Islamic Terrorists Entering Homeland

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly warned of “thousands” of Islamic terrorists having access to travel documents – presumably stolen and/or counterfeit passports – which they could use to enter the United States via Western Europe. In testimony before the House Homeland Security Committee on Tuesday, Kelly explained his risk assessment: VideoTrump Travel Ban Thwarts Terrorist […]

DEMS LAP UP HILLARY KOOL AID AT THEIR OWN RISK

The Democrat Party wants Americans to believe that Hillary Clinton, and her running mate Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, are progressives who favor progress towards better conditions in the government and society. However, as Mark Twain stated, “Action speaks louder than words but not nearly as often.” Why is it that intelligent and kind-hearted people can […]

Franklin Graham: Allowing Muslim Refugees Would Risk Christians’ Security in US

Evangelist Franklin Graham said allowing tens of thousands of Muslim refugees into the United States, as President Barack Obama wants, could mean attacks on Christians in the country just as they are being targeted elsewhere, pointing to the killing of a Christian priest in Normandy, France, last week. “President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and some […]

Obama Administration Putting American Lives at Risk

The Obama administration continues to aid illegal immigrants after they cross the border, allowing them to take up residence throughout the states under the pretense that these persons ultimately await a deportation hearing in the offing. And despite promises that the Obama administration’s immigration apparatus would focus on the criminal element, this administration is also […]

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