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Federal judge rules CDC can't impose restrictions on cruises

UPI - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 19:06
A federal judge ruled Friday that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention can't enforce COVID-19 restrictions on cruise ships, granting a win to Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in a challenge against the rules.

What on Earth?? Struggling NYC City Council Candidate’s Campaign Handed the New York Post a BDSM Video of Him

GatewayPundit - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 19:00

The campaign manager for Zack Weiner, who is running for City Council in Manhattan, has bizarrely handed the New York Post a BDSM video of the candidate.

The 26-year-old’s campaign had been struggling to raise funds or get any attention in the city.

The video, filmed at the Parthenon studio in Midtown which is apparently “known” for their BDSM dungeons, first appeared on Twitter, where it was posted by an anonymous account.

“My magnificent domme friend played with Upper West Side city council candidate Zack Weiner and I’m the only one who has the footage,” reads a tweet from the anonymous account which posted the video last week.

Oddly, the campaign seemed to want the video to be seen, sending it to the New York Post themselves.

“The footage — flagged to The Post by Weiner’s own campaign manager — shows a gagged Weiner, unable to speak, subjecting himself to various abuses by a leather-bound woman who pours wax on him and clips his nipples with clothespins,” the New York Post reports.

In a move eerily similar to a scene from the show Billions, the candidate confirmed that the video was him and said it was taken 18 months ago with a girlfriend.

“I didn’t want anyone to see that, but here we are. I am not ashamed of the private video circulating of me on Twitter. This was a recreational activity that I did with my friend at the time, for fun. Like many young people, I have grown into a world where some of our most private moments have been documented online.” Weiner said in a statement.

“I am a proud BDSMer. I like BDSM activity,” Weiner told The Post.

The campaign manager said that they had reported the account to Twitter and it was briefly suspended, but then restored.

“His campaign has raised barely more than $10,000 — the lion’s share of which has come from Weiner and Gallagher,” the Post reports. “Weiner has a professional background in film production and is the co-founder of Stag Pictures, an independent film production company. Zack’s father, Eric Weiner, is a co-creator of the popular children’s television show ‘Dora The Explorer.'”

The post What on Earth?? Struggling NYC City Council Candidate’s Campaign Handed the New York Post a BDSM Video of Him appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

After Stopping TX Election Integrity Bill, Dem Lawmakers Learn Governor Abbott Just Vetoed Their Paychecks

Federalist Papers - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:42

Want to stop governing in order to stop a bill? In Texas, that’ll stop you from getting paid. On Friday, Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott vetoed funding for the Texas Legislature after the state House Democratic caucus walked out to avoid a vote on an election integrity bill late last month. The move, first reported…

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Central Gulf Coast Residents Drying Out After Tropical Storm Claudette

Newsy - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:20

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“Oh my god this is everywhere! Look at this flooring,” Ashley James, a resident of Slidell, Louisiana said.

Residents along the U.S. Gulf Coast are trying to dry out after tropical storm Claudette brought heavy flooding into homes and businesses Saturday. 

Around the region residents are sharing videos and posting photos of submerged roads, yards and even living rooms.

The storm came ashore in southeastern Louisiana early Saturday, with 40 mph winds reported by mid-morning. 

The National Weather Service warned residents to be on alert for “heavy rainfall and life-threatening flash flooding across coastal Mississippi, Alabama and the western Florida Panhandle." The Associated Press reported that dozens of homes near the Alabama-Florida border sustained heavy damage.

The storm is expected to move northeast towards the North Carolina coast over the weekend. 

Dad Shuts Down CRT with the Perfect Question: How Do I Have Two Degrees if I’m Oppressed?

Federalist Papers - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:12

A black man and father obliterated the left’s narrative regarding systemic racial oppression in a recent viral video when he spoke out against the teachings of critical race theory at a school board meeting. How did the dad buck the narrative that minority Americans can’t succeed in a country supposedly bogged down by a system…

The post Dad Shuts Down CRT with the Perfect Question: How Do I Have Two Degrees if I’m Oppressed? appeared first on The Federalist Papers.

Greg Louganis' estranged husband John Chaillot files for divorce after seven years of marriage

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:01
The decision to end the eight-year marriage was mutual, the website reports, and the 61-year-old gold medalist expressed gratitude for the couple's friends and supporters.

Left-Wing ADL Praises Facebook For Banning Trump for an Additional Two Years

Geller Report - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:00

As American Jews are being attacked, defamed, and beaten by the Left, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt continues to encourage the persecution of the most pro-Jewish POTUS ever. Has Greenblatt ever called for Tlaib, Omar, AOC, or Bernie Sanders to be ostracized from society for their anti-Semitism? Absolutely not. That is because the ADL is not an advocacy group for Jewish Americans. Instead, the ADL is an advocacy group for the Left. No Jewish American with any dignity should support the ADL. America’s Jewish organizations are a disaster for Jewish Americans.

Over the past decade, the infamously leftwing ADL has been carrying water for the most vicious antisemites, while attacking proud Zionists fighting for the survival of the Jewish people.

ADL Statement on Facebook Decision To Ban Former President Trump for An Additional Two Years

By ADL, June 4, 2021

New York, NY, June 4, 2021 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today responded to the decision by Facebook to suspend former President Donald Trump for an additional two years following his comments inciting violence in the wake of the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director, issued the following statement:

“While banning former President Trump is a step in the right direction, this simply doesn’t go far enough. President Trump used Facebook for years to spread hate and disinformation, culminating in inciting a violent insurrection to contest the results of a fair and democratic election.

“This behavior, which indisputably violated Facebook’s standards, merits much more than a two-year suspension. We and the Stop Hate for Profit coalition will push for this to be a permanent ban as we also expect them to take stronger action to combat the onslaught of antisemitic and racist content as well as all forms of hate on the platform.”

Earlier this week, ADL wrote a letter to the Facebook Oversight Board showing numerous examples of hate that the social media platform has not removed despite its being flagged, and calling on the board to take action.

 

U.S. Has Imported over 4,000 Minors from Central America

Breitbart - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:49
The U.S. allowed over 4,000 migrants to enter the country legally under the Central American Minors (CAM) program its recent expansion.

Total of 10 people injured in three separate shootings in Minnesota, Colorado

UPI - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:47
Police said five people were injured in a shooting in Minnesota and five more people were injured in a pair of separate shootings in Colorado on Friday night.

Sheriff's deputy in Southern California video shows him kicking a suspect in the head

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:44
A San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputy is under criminal investigation. Surveillance footage captured him kicking a man who appeared to have surrendered prior to being arrested.

California will spend $500 million to thin its 33 million acres of forests to help prevent wildfires

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:35
California is set to spend a whopping $500 million in government aid on thinning its 33 million acres of forests to lessen the chance of wildfires, which have ravaged the state in recent years.

Major Liberal Cities are Re-Funding The Police Again Amid Skyrocketing Crime

GatewayPundit - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:30

The defund the police movement continues to backfire.

Cities across the United States are reversing course and now refunding their police departments.

Fox Business reported:

One year after the movement to “defund” police saw cities slash budgets and cut funding, the U.S. has seen an uptick in crime. Homicides alone are up 24% since January and more than 70% of people in a recent Fox News Poll said they believe crime is on the rise nationally. As a result, the pendulum may be swinging back in favor of the police.

“Now some cities are refunding the police department,” FOX Business’s Stuart Varney said on Varney & Co.

Cities like New York City, Oakland, Baltimore, Minneapolis and Los Angeles are planning to reinstate tens of millions for the construction of new police precincts, increase police department budgets, among other plans to bankroll more efforts to confront the uptick in crime.

Overall, in several of the nation’s largest local law-enforcement agencies, city and county leaders want funding increases for 9 of the 12 departments where next year’s budgets have already been proposed, with increases ranging from 1% to 6%, according to the Wall Street Journal.

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he was reinstating $92 million to build a new precinct.

Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott is now proposing a $27 million increase in the police budget after cutting the budget by $22 million.

The Wall Street Journal reported: 

In New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would reinstate $92 million for a new precinct after scrapping the project last summer. The mayor of Baltimore, who led efforts as a city councilman to cut the police budget by $22 million last year, recently proposed a $27 million increase.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf is proposing a $24 million increase in the police department’s budget.

The same is going on in Los Angeles.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti proposed an increase of $50 million to the police budget.

After attacks on Asian-Americans and a rise in homicides in Oakland, Calif., city lawmakers in April restored $3.3 million of the $29 million in police cuts, and the mayor is now proposing to increase the department’s budget by $24 million. Los Angeles’s mayor has proposed an increase of about $50 million after the city cut $150 million from its police department last year.

This is happening in cities all across the United States.

In the nation’s 20 largest local law-enforcement agencies, city and county leaders want funding increases for nine of the 12 departments where next year’s budgets already have been proposed. The increases range from 1% to nearly 6%.

The refunding of police departments comes as crime skyrockets across the United States.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported on this:

Here are the crime rate increases for major left-wing cities:

-Portland saw homicides rise 270.6% between July 2020 and February of this year.

-New York City saw an increase of 11.8% from March 21st, 2020 to March 21st, 2021.

-Los Angeles saw a 38% increase in murders in 2020 and as of March 2021, they have already seen a 28.1% increase in murders this year.

-Minneapolis saw total violent crime rise 22% from July 22nd, 2020 to March 28th, 2021.

The post Major Liberal Cities are Re-Funding The Police Again Amid Skyrocketing Crime appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Exclusive: Chicago Insider Exposes Dem Police Reform Push for What It Really Is

Federalist Papers - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:27

The following is one in a series of reports based on an interview The Western Journal conducted with Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith. Smith is a retired police veteran from Chicago’s suburbs who currently serves as a spokeswoman for the National Police Association. Click here to read the previous installment of the series, which details Democratic…

The post Exclusive: Chicago Insider Exposes Dem Police Reform Push for What It Really Is appeared first on The Federalist Papers.

Challenger crew likely SURVIVED first seconds after explosion before capsule crashed into ocean

Daily Mail - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:17
The capsule that crew members Michael Smith, Francis (Dick) Scobee , Ronald McNair, Ellison Onizuka, Judith Resnik, Gregory Jarvis and Christa McAuliffe were in did not explode.

Ron DeSantis Rising in Presidential Betting Markets

Breitbart - Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:14
Former President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) have the same odds to win the 2024 Republican Primary election, according to betting industry analysts at USsportsbonus.com.

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