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Army Cuts Off More Than 60K Unvaccinated Guard and Reserve Soldiers from Pay and Benefits​


Soldiers with the Oklahoma Army National Guard fire weapons over a trench during a live-fire exercise at Fort Irwin, California.

Soldiers with the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Oklahoma Army National Guard, fire weapons over a trench during a live-fire exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, July 24, 2021. (Pfc. Emily White/Oklahoma Army National Guard photo)
6 Jul 2022
Military.com | By Steve Beynon
Some 40,000 National Guard and 22,000 Reserve soldiers who refused to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are no longer allowed to participate in their military duties, also effectively cutting them off from some of their military benefits, Army officials announced Friday.
"Soldiers who refuse the vaccination order without an approved or pending exemption request are subject to adverse administrative actions, including flags, bars to service, and official reprimands," an Army spokesperson said in a statement.


The move comes in the midst of the annual training season, during which part-time soldiers are often ordered to serve from two weeks to a month with their units for summer training exercises. Those training events are usually critical for soldiers to sharpen their military skills and for unit commanders to ensure their formations are ready to deploy if needed.
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If the soldiers continue to refuse the vaccine, the consequences could be even more dire. "In the future, Soldiers who continue to refuse the vaccination order without an exemption may be subject to additional adverse administrative action, including separation," the Army spokesperson said.


The long-term impact may mean many soldiers would be forced to leave, a devastating outcome especially in the middle of a recruiting crisis as Defense Department officials struggle to fill the ranks.
Soldiers will be allowed to come on duty and earn their pay in order to be vaccinated or to take part in separation procedures.
"We're going to give every soldier every opportunity to get vaccinated and continue their military career," Lt. Gen. Jon Jensen, director of the Army Guard, told Military.com in an emailed statement. "We're not giving up on anybody until the separation paperwork is signed and completed."
The Army National Guard and Reserve deadline to receive the vaccine was June 30, the latest of all the services, which required vaccination last year. As of July 1, 13% of the Army Guard and 12% of the Reserve is unvaccinated.
Part-time soldiers with a pending medical or religious exemption for the vaccine may continue to train with their units and collect pay and benefits. But exemption approvals are rare.
The vaccines have some rare side effects, including heart inflammation that has affected at least 22 service members, according to a study from the JAMA Network.
Only six Guard soldiers across all states and territories have permanent medical exemptions for the vaccine, out of 53 who requested one, according to Army data. No Reserve soldiers have a medical exemption.
No Guard or Reserve soldiers have been approved for a religious exemption after nearly 3,000 requests. It is unclear what would qualify a soldier for a waiver on religious grounds. Soldiers are required to be innoculated against at least a dozen other ailments, including the flu and hepatitis. And no major religious leaders have come out against vaccines.
Army officials have stopped short of outlining a clear plan on removing part-time soldiers, particularly Guardsmen, from service for continuing to refuse the vaccine. As of now, Guardsmen are barred only from attending federally funded drills and other training events, which make up the bulk of their service. While Guardsmen technically serve under their respective governors during their typical weekend duties, those weekends are federally funded.
Multiple Republican governors have vowed not to kick out Guardsmen who remain unvaccinated. It's unclear how easy it will be for the Defense Department to enforce its decision to bar unvaccinated Guardsmen from pay and benefits. On paper, the only thing an unvaccinated Guard soldier is qualified for now is state active-duty orders, a comparatively rare tool for a governor to activate their Guard for short-term emergencies such as hurricane relief and responding to domestic disturbances.
SAD duties are usually short term. However, there are outliers such as Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who has used SAD orders lasting up to a year to mobilize thousands of troops for missions on the U.S.-Mexico border.
But SAD duties do not qualify Guardsmen for federal benefits or retirement -- effectively shutting them out of all of the military's service incentives other than a paycheck.
Reserve soldiers fall exclusively under the federal government, possibly making it easier to separate them from service.
As of Friday, 1,148 active-duty soldiers have been removed from the Army for failing to comply with the vaccine mandate.
With the latest lower court issues on similar issues, I smell SCOTUS and Class Action Law Suits in the future. I won't say "near" as I know how slow the courts work.
 

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Think Tank Sues DHS for Docs on Government Tracking Private Citizens’ Social Media Posts​

By Mark Tapscott

July 7, 2022 Updated: July 8, 2022
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Attorneys for the Heritage Foundation filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on July 7, asking a federal judge to order the agency to turn over documents on the government’s use of Babel X software to track the smartphones and social media posts of millions of Americans.
The Heritage litigation stems from the conservative nonprofit foundation’s April 18 FOIA request to DHS for all agency documents in which appear the terms “Babel X,” “Babel,” “Babel Street” or “PanAmerica.”

Babel X is a controversial software program that allows users to monitor social media posts around the world in 200 languages, as well as listen to smartphone conversations in a specified geographic location.
The FOIA also requested copies of all DHS emails in which appears the term “@babelstreet.com” addressed to or from a lengthy list of agency officials, including Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, John D. Cohen, DHS’s acting undersecretary and chief intelligence officer, and 11 other individuals in the agency’s Intelligence & Analysis (I&A) operation.
Finally, the FOIA sought all communications “regarding the procurement, award, and implementation of the award to PANAMERICA COMPUTERS, INC. regarding award 70T02021F7554N002.”
The FOIA request was submitted, according to the complaint, because “Heritage understands DHS uses Babel X to monitor unknown entities, groups, and individuals in a manner similar to that of the FBI.” The FBI spent $5 million earlier this year to buy 5,000 user permits for Babel X from Panamerica Computers, with an option for further purchases up to $27 million.
The maker of Babel X claims, according to the Heritage suit, that the powerful scraping software is capable of multiple avenues of digital surveillance, including “persistent cross-lingual search and discovery across multiple data sources with advanced statistical and crowd-sourcing techniques,” deciphering “relevant insights across 200+ languages with state-of-the-art, linguistics technology,” performing “sentiment analysis in 50+ major world languages,” filtering “by a wide range of variables including keywords, hashtags, language, authors, emojis, dates/times, regular expression,” conducting “ad-hoc research for in-depth insight on entities,” analyzing “themes, entities, and categories as well as detect relationships,” and “integrating all available data on a single platform.”
The complaint added that “DHS has purchased and continues to purchase a large number of Babel X products and uses those products for a variety of functions.”
The Heritage complaint said the FBI contract indicates that “the FBI solicited for a product that was able to gather and analyze information from the dark web and a number of common applications, such as Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Snapchat.
“The FBI expects to run 20,000 discrete keyword searches a month through the collected data. The FBI contracting documents stated that the FBI’s ‘intent’ was to look at past events, but that ‘predictive analytics’ that would allow the FBI to ‘point to possible actions of a subject or group’ were ‘desirable.’”
The software’s maker told The Washington Post that the product doesn’t listen to cellphone calls, according to the complaint.
In response to the Heritage FOIA, DHS officials acknowledged receiving it but then asked the foundation to narrow its request because an initial review indicated that a huge number of responsive documents were potentially involved.
After further delays, the complaint said the litigation was necessary because DHS “has failed to promptly review agency records for the purpose of locating and collecting those records that are responsive to Plaintiffs’ FOIA Request.”
In addition, DHS is “wrongfully withholding non-exempt records requested by Heritage by failing to produce any records responsive to Plaintiffs’ FOIA Request,” and is further “wrongfully withholding non-exempt-agency records requested by Plaintiffs by failing to segregate exempt information in otherwise non-exempt records responsive to Plaintiffs’ FOIA Request.”
The suit, which was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, asks that DHS be ordered to conduct another search for all relevant records, as well as to “produce, within 20 days of the Court’s order, or by such other date as the Court deems appropriate, any and all non-exempt records responsive to Plaintiffs’ FOIA Request and indexes justifying the withholding of any responsive records withheld in whole or in part under claim of exemption.”
A spokesman for DHS couldn’t be reached by press time for comment.
Joining Heritage as a plaintiff in the litigation is Heritage senior adviser Mike Howell, who manages the foundation’s oversight project. He joined Heritage in 2018 after serving at DHS in the general counsel’s office, where he was “the chief legal point of contact for the department’s 3,000-lawyer office for all congressional oversight and investigations that concerned any of the department’s headquarters or component offices,” according to the foundation.
Before going to DHS, Howell worked on Capitol Hill from 2013 to 2017 as an attorney for the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.
The present FOIA lawsuit is only the second one filed by the nonprofit since its founding in 1973.
 

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I've hard two blackouts already since Spring. Neither lasted longer than an hour, last one was about 15 mins.
But ZERO is the norm here at this house. Lexington proper does get areas knocked out more often.
 

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This will unearth alot of corruption in Oklahoma…


TULSA, Oklahoma - Governor Kevin Stitt has called for a special audit of Tulsa Public Schools.
"Today I am calling for a special audit of Tulsa Public Schools and the potential mishandling of public funds. I'm also concerned TPS may have violated state law by teaching critical race theory. We will get to the bottom of what's going on at Tulsa Public Schools," The Governor announced in a tweet."

"The concerns come after Superintendent Deborah Gist announced there had been an issue related to the management of a contractor two years ago.

Gist said when she recently found out about the issue, she took personnel action and contacted the district attorney.

Gist said the employee involved no longer works at TPS and that the district had an outside attorney do an independent review.

Gist also said the money involved came from private donations but would not say how much.

"It's a relatively small amount of money, but anyone who knows me knows how deeply committed I am being a good steward of funds that are provided to us," said Gist.

Board members Dr. Jerry Griffin and E'Lena Ashley called for a forensic audit to investigate any possible fraud and wrongdoing within the district.

TPS was also the first district in Oklahoma accused of violating a new state law that regulates how districts teach about race and gender."

https://www.newson6.com/story/62c73a79b2f1600730a4d2a2/oklahoma-governor-calls-for-special-audit-of-tulsa-public-schools
 

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I'm glad this man gets to go home to his family tonight.
Yep. You'd think that people with "legality issues", would conduct themselves in such a manner as to avoid giving the po-po such low hanging fruit, such as a seat belt violation, to use as a reason to pull them over. Why put oneself in the position of the best choice being a shoot out with the police, over something so easily prevented?

About the vid though, I gotta ask. If someone's injury is gunshot wounds, what good can performing cpr do? I suppose it's comendable that he tried to save the dirtbag, but if shot, presumably one is actively bleeding from serious wounds. Won't performing cpr in a situation like this, simply cause a person to bleed out quicker?
 

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About the vid though, I gotta ask. If someone's injury is gunshot wounds, what good can performing cpr do? I suppose it's comendable that he tried to save the dirtbag, but if shot, presumably one is actively bleeding from serious wounds. Won't performing cpr in a situation like this, simply cause a person to bleed out quicker?
What the officer done was SOP. Once he got the weapon clear from the perp he checked for a pulse. It appears he found no pulse but saw breathing. He done chest compressions until medical support arrived.
FYI - CPR is considered extreme medical assistance. Any victim that needs CPR is considered DEAD already and the CPR is an attempt to maintain any possibility of life.
I know of no incident where CPR was determined as the cause of death. YMMV
 

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I know of no incident where CPR was determined as the cause of death. YMMV
I'm not saying it would be the cause of death. Cause of death imho was suicide by cop.
It just seems to me that if one is already bleeding out due to multiple gunshot wounds, that chest compressions just help the person to bleed out that much quicker.

Again, it's commendable that he tried to render some type of aid, but I just don't think there's much that could actually help a person in such a situation.

Oh wait! I just thought of something that would have worked to preserve his life.

Not pull a f'ing gun on a cop. Or anyone, for that matter.
 

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I'm not saying it would be the cause of death. Cause of death imho was suicide by cop.
It just seems to me that if one is already bleeding out due to multiple gunshot wounds, that chest compressions just help the person to bleed out that much quicker.

Again, it's commendable that he tried to render some type of aid, but I just don't think there's much that could actually help a person in such a situation.

Oh wait! I just thought of something that would have worked to preserve his life.

Not pull a f'ing gun on a cop. Or anyone, for that matter.
I hear ONE shot, and see perp drop, no movement but a leg flop. As far as I'm concerned perp is DRT (Dead Right There) and any extraordinary methods of life saving was a humanitarian attempt, plus makes a civil lawsuit from the family more difficult for them to win, and still SOP..
YES, It is much safer to keep both hands on the wheel and tell the officer you have a gun in the vehicle when he asks you to exit the vehicle. Asking him how he wants to proceed from there and complying with his directions.
Buddy runs away when the truck hit another vehicle parked.
I say it is a good bet the perp has lawbreaking history ,possibly a warrant.
PRACTICE CENTER MASS SHOOTING GIVES ONE A BETTER CHANCE TO GO HOME THAT NIGHT.
 

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Dutch farmers backing down. Oh sorry they ARE NOT backing down.

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Dutch farmers backing down. Oh sorry they ARE NOT backing down.

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Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic, still 'not planning to get vaccinated,' set to skip US Open​


LONDON -- Just hours after winning his fourth straight title at Wimbledon with a four-set victory over Nick Kyrgios, Novak Djokovic confirmed he has no plans to receive the COVID-19 vaccination and will not be playing the US Open unless the restrictions to enter the country are eased or he is given a medical exemption.
"I'm not vaccinated and I'm not planning to get vaccinated so the only good news I can have is them removing the mandated green vaccine card or whatever you call it to enter United States or exemption," Djokovic said Sunday. "I don't know. I don't think exemption is realistically possible. If that is possibility, I don't know what exemption would be about.
"I don't know. I don't have much answers there."
Having won all three of the first majors in 2021, Djokovic's bid for the elusive Calendar Grand Slam was spoiled by Daniil Medvedev in last year's US Open final. He was then unable to play at the Australian Open to begin this year after being deported from the country.

Currently Djokovic, 35, will not be able to play Down Under in 2023 either as he's not eligible for a visa. He acknowledged he was unsure when he would next be able to play a competitive match during his victory news conference Sunday.
"I am on vacation," Djokovic said. "Whether or not I'm playing any tournament soon, I'll definitely be resting for the next couple weeks because it has been quite an exhausting and demanding period for me the last few months. A lot of tennis, which I was very happy about. I got what I wanted here.
"Then I'll wait hopefully for some good news from USA because I would really love to go there. That would be probably the next big tournament, the next big swing, playing a tournament or two before US Open and US Open. If that doesn't happen, then I have to see what the schedule will look like."
Djokovic, who is currently ranked No. 3, will fall to No. 7 in the rankings Monday as Wimbledon was stripped of its ranking points this year as a result of the tournament's ban on Russian and Belarusian players due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine.
Djokovic's ranking will continue to fall if he is unable to defend his runner-up status in New York. The US Open is set to begin Aug. 29.
 

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Protesters demanding frozen millions from Chinese banks face rough-handling in tussle with security



Several people protesting in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou over the freezing of deposits by some rural-based banks said they were injured on Sunday when heavy-handed security personnel dispersed the crowd.

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Chinese media reports the frozen deposits could be worth up to $2.2 billion

Around 1,000 protesters gathered to demand their money back

Security personnel roughly dragged them away



The banks froze millions of dollars worth of deposits in April, telling customers they were upgrading their internal systems. The banks have not issued any communication on the matter since, depositors said.



None of the banks has responded to emails and telephone calls seeking comment.



Chinese media has reported that the frozen deposits could be worth up to $US1.5 billion ($2.2 billion) and authorities are investigating the three banks.



About 1,000 people gathered outside the Zhengzhou branch of China's central bank on Sunday to demand action.



Videos and photographs on social media showed depositors waving banners and throwing plastic bottles at approaching security guards who then roughly dragged some of the protesters away.



"I feel so aggrieved I can't even explain it to you," one protester, surnamed Zhang, 40, told Reuters.



Mr Zhang said he had been hoping to retrieve about 170,000 yuan ($37,000) deposited with one of the banks, the Zhecheng Huanghuai Community Bank.



He said he had suffered injuries to his foot and thumb, and was taken away by four unidentified security personnel around midday.



Security personnel outnumbered protesters by around three to one, he said.



"They did not say they would beat us if we refused to leave. They just used the loudspeaker to say that we were breaking the law by petitioning," he said.



"That's ridiculous. It's the banks that are breaking the law."



Reuters was not immediately able to reach police for comment.



The banks — which include the Yuzhou Xinminsheng Village Bank and the Shangcai Huimin County Bank — are under investigation by the authorities for illegal fundraising, the state-run Global Times reported.



https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-11/china-bank-protests-security-crackdown-demand-money-frozen/101225856
 

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Liz Cheney Funded by Obama and Hillary Donors in Wyoming Primary



In April The Gateway Pundit’s Cassandra Fairbanks reported that a majority of Liz Cheney’s donations came from out of state.



The Wyoming primary is on August 16.



Cheney may have raised millions, but only $202,980 came from donors in Wyoming.



Challenger Harriet Hageman, who Trump has endorsed, has raised about $745,382 — with the majority coming from in-state donors.



“Texas tops the list with donors from that state contributing $556,430 to Cheney’s campaign. California is the second highest, with the state’s donors contributing $541,880. Cheney raised $466.100 from Virginia donors, $450,370 from Florida donors, $408,290 from New Yorkers and $215,600 from Connecticut donors. Donors from each of those states have contributed significantly more for Cheney’s 2022 reelection bid than they did for the 2020 election,” Open Secrets reports.



The report adds, “Last election cycle, Wyoming donors gave Cheney $276,290, more money than any other state. In 2021, Cheney raised $202,980 from donors in Wyoming, placing the state in seventh place.”



But it’s worse than that.



Cheney is being funded in her primary election by Obama and Hillary donors.



Breitbart.com reported.



Many of the Democrat political elites are funding Rep. Liz Cheney’s (R-WY) reelection bid in Wyoming’s Republican primary against Trump-endorsed Harriet Hageman.



While polling shows Hageman has taken a huge lead with the primary just around the corner, the American donor class has taken notice of Cheney’s shrinking chances of retaining her seat on August 16. Fearing Cheney may lose through a series of political miscalculations, establishment donors are coming out of the woodwork to protect one of their own.



One of the Democrats’ most prominent donors, film producer Jeffrey Katzenberg, who has funded Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s former presidential campaigns, has donated at least $43,000 to Cheney. The totality of the sum has not been disclosed for unknown reasons.



“We agree on little, if anything,” Katzenberg admitted in an interview with the New York Times. “But she has done something that very, very few people in history have done, which is she’s put her country over party and politics to stand in defense of our Constitution.”



Dmitri Mehlhorn, a strategist who advises far-left LinkedIn co-founder and Democrat donor Reid Hoffman, is also supporting Cheney’s reelection bid. “Cheney is the most important politician in America right now,” Mehlhorn alleged to the Times.



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Democrat-Aligned Operative Behind Twitter Account ‘PatriotTakes’ Gets EXPOSED – Connected to Soros, Other Major Dark Money Donors​

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An investigation by independent journalists Kyle Clifton and Greyson Arnold has exposed the anonymous social media account ‘PatriotTakes‘ connections to dark money, Soros funding, and Clinton PACs, as well as, shady hiring practices, family secrets, and much more.
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PatriotTakes, which has more than 400,000 followers on Twitter, claims to “combat right-wing threats” to democracy by “research[ing], monitor[ing], and expose[ing] the extremism and radicalization of the far-right across the darkest parts of the internet.”
In other words, the account solely exists to dig up dirt by way of selectively editing clips and taking things out of context to whip up the hysterical cancel mob – aka. the woke ‘hitman.’ What we really see is that PatriotTakes is being used as a propaganda tool to circulate disinformation and create violent division against America First Republicans.
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Throughout its existence, PatriotTakes has been propped up and aided by the powers that be, which has allowed it to amass a massive following online. The anonymous account is regularly cited by mainstream media outlets in an effort to promote its content and it recently began accessing massive amounts of capital after starting fundraising through its own Political Action Committee (PAC). Since April 2021, PatriotTakes has been soliciting donations via the radical Left’s ‘ActBlue’ platform, which “enables left-leaning nonprofits, Democratic candidates, and progressive groups to raise money from individual donors on the Internet by providing them with online fundraising software.”
The move to establish itself with fundraising capabilities allowed Kyle Clifton to search through FEC records for the PatriotTakes PAC and uncover the face behind the anonymous Twitter account – PAC treasurer Amy Wills Gray of Michigan.
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Amy Gray is no stranger to running these types of organizations as she is listed as a treasurer for over half a dozen different Democrat Super PACs, all of which are registered to the same small town PO Box in her hometown.
As part of her work, Gray transacts millions of dollars in dark money deals through these PACs. For example, she received over a quarter-million dollars in donations from two of the most notorious dark money donors, George Soros and Amy Goldman Fowler.
Additionally, Gray’s ‘OpenSecrets’ employment history reveals deep ties to the Clintons. She worked alongside Hillary for over a decade through her PAC work and even under direct employment.
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In addition to running PatriotTakes, Gray is currently in charge of the Super PAC ‘Ready For Hillary‘ where, interestingly, they made zero expenditures for or against any candidate.
Instead, expenses went solely towards salaries and consulting. This raises the question of money laundering and misappropriation of PAC funds.
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Gray also runs a consulting firm, Gray Consulting LLC, which is established out of her home in Macomb, Michigan. She utilizes this LLC as a funnel from her PAC donations so that she can pay herself a salary for “consulting expenses.”
 

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SAN DIEGO — Four of five former Navy officers were convicted Wednesday of conspiracy, bribery and fraud as part of the “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal.

The five were the last of 34 defendants to stand trial on charges they were bought off by the Malaysian defense contractor Leonard Francis, who prosecutors said plied them with prostitutes, Cuban cigars and free hotel stays, among other things.

A federal jury convicted former Capts. David Newland, James Dolan and David Lausman and former Cmdr. Mario Herrera of conspiracy to commit bribery, receiving bribes, and conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

The jury deadlocked and reached no verdict on charges against a fifth defendant, former Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, the newspaper said.

The case has centered around Francis, who admitted in 2015 to offering $500,000 in bribes to Navy officers. In exchange, the officers passed him classified information and even went so far as redirecting military vessels to ports that were lucrative for his Singapore-based ship servicing company.

Prosecutors say Francis and his company overcharged the U.S. military by more than $35 million for its services.

Francis, who is scheduled to be sentenced in July, has been cooperating with the U.S. Department of Justice since his arrest in 2013.

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Ex-Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute acquitted of mistaken-gender-identity murder of Tinder date​

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Isimemen Etute was acquitted after he was accused of fatally beating a man he says he initially believed was a woman.Matt Gentry/The Roanoke Times/AP

The former Virginia Tech football player accused of beating a Tinder date to death after mistaking him for a woman was acquitted of second-degree murder Friday.
Isimemen Etute, 19, was found not guilty in the 2021 death of Jerry Smith, 40, after his lawyer argued he acted in self-defense.
A Christiansburg, Virginia, jury deliberated for three hours before handing down the verdict, according to The Roanoke Times.
Etute had said he visited Smith last April to engage in oral sex, after matching with someone named “Angie” on Tinder. The next month, he returned to the victim’s apartment to verify his gender.
The linebacker then groped Smith before allegedly beating him to death, a detective testified.
Etute took the stand in his own defense earlier this week and said he felt “violated” that his date lied about his gender. The defendant said Smith had insisted they meet in the dark and had reached for what he thought was a gun.
Etute testified he punched Smith five times and kicked him to escape the apartment.
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Police said Smith did not have a gun, but detectives found a knife under his mattress. Defense attorney Jimmy Turk argued that Etute acted in self-defense, and his fear and the victim’s weapon were not considered by police.
Prosecutor Patrick Jensen argued that Smith was in no position to get his knife, and said the 153-pound man was no physical match for the “elite college athlete” who was listed as 6-foot-3, 205 pounds.
“That’s a big disparity,” Jensen said.
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Etute was suspended by Virginia Tech and the Hokies football team after being charged with murder.
 

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Mexican drug dealers caught with $1.2 million worth of meth released thanks to NY bail laws​

"This is a serious problem," said New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan.
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Two Mexican drug cartel smugglers who were busted with $1.2 million in crystal meth were allowed to walk free thanks to New York's bail laws.

According to officials, Luis Estrada and Carlos Santos were caught red-handed by the US Drug Enforcement Administration as part of a multi-agency investigation. The suspects, however, are now on supervised release because the men could only be charged with second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, as opposed to a narcotic, under the state’s outdated drug laws.
The charges mean the men do not qualify for bail according to New York's soft-on-crime 2019 bail reform measures, authorities said.
"This is a serious problem," said New York City Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan to the New York Post.

"The failure to include methamphetamine crimes among bail-eligible offenses was probably an oversight.
"At the time the bail laws were changed, New York City was not a distribution hub for methamphetamine. Now it is, and we are unable to even ask for bail, even if we arrest someone with no ties to the city and a load worth millions of dollars," Brennan said.
"I hope that when legislators are better informed they will make a change," she added.
Estrada, 19, and Santos, 34, were caught with 165 lbs of crystal meth. Estrada was arrested in Manhattan before 10 am on July 5 while carrying a 40 lbs suitcase of drugs. Santos was arrested with 100 lbs of crystal meth and a small amount of cocaine.

Both men were arraigned in Manhattan Criminal Court last week and are on supervised release.
"Under current New York State law, neither man could be charged with a bail eligible offense," a joint statement from Brennan’s office, the DEA and Nassau County District Attorney’s Office reads.
"Methamphetamine is categorized as a controlled substance, but not a narcotic drug. Regardless of the amount of methamphetamine involved, and regardless of a defendant’s lack of connections to New York State, under current law judges may not set bail on cases involving the possession of only methamphetamine."
"This year, DEA has seen methamphetamine seizures in New York increase 1300 percent since 2021, indicating New York is a bullseye for traffickers. This seizure is calculated treachery by Mexican cartels to flood the United States with their poison and expand their customer base while driving addiction and increasing profit margins," said DEA Special Agent in Charge Frank Tarentino, who said that "methamphetamine is running rampant throughout the country, causing addiction, overdoses and poisonings."
 

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George Soros and the EU Parliament condemn the SCOTUS for following the Constitution​

By Olivia Murray

This year on July 4th, George Soros penned an editorial piece expressing his concern against the limited government principles of these United States, specifically the idea of state sovereignty as detailed by the Tenth Amendment. On a day that many Americans celebrate independence from a far-off and unrepresentative government, a foreign-born globalist castigated the supreme Law and Court of these United States. In the article, Soros wrote:
From abroad, the US is threatened by repressive regimes led by Xi Jinping in China and Vladimir Putin’s Russia who want to impose an autocratic form of government on the world.
But the threat to the US from the domestic enemies of democracy is even greater. They included the current Supreme Court, which is dominated by far-right extremists, and Donald Trump’s Republican Party, which placed those extremists on the Court.
Recent decisions regarding abortion, the scope of the EPA, and God-given rights to self-defense have apparently struck a nerve. Soros kicks it off by denouncing Alito’s line of reasoning in the reversal of Roe v. Wade, inferring that 'logically,' the Court might regress towards racial inequality – masterfully applying the Alinsky tactic of “rubbing raw the sores of discontent.” He then gripes about the decision that “denied the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to issue regulations needed to combat climate change” before claiming the SCOTUS is beholden to the gun lobby, rather than the words of the Second Amendment.
However, Soros wasn’t alone in his indignation or his constitutional illiteracy. Subsequently, just one week after the publication of Soros’ critique, the Parliament of the European Union took a vote – officially condemning the American high court for returning to responsibly interpreting our supreme governing document.


What don’t these European elites understand? In America, legislative bodies are tasked with lawmaking, not the Courts and not the Executors. The Constitution does not explicitly mention abortion, so at the moment, that decision legally belongs to each individual state. And aside from the obvious fact the EPA has no right to exist, it certainly has no authority to dictate “regulations” to be followed as though they were federal or state law. Lastly, the Second Amendment is quite clear when it says “shall not be infringed” – interpreting that correctly does not hinge on the financial clout of the “gun lobby.”
It’s no secret that George Soros and the European Union embrace and encourage the erosion of American strength and sovereignty. This structure of government, founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, is antithetical to global tyranny and oppression, and their disdain for our Constitution cannot be concealed.
 

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George Soros and the EU Parliament condemn the SCOTUS for following the Constitution​

By Olivia Murray

This year on July 4th, George Soros penned an editorial piece expressing his concern against the limited government principles of these United States, specifically the idea of state sovereignty as detailed by the Tenth Amendment. On a day that many Americans celebrate independence from a far-off and unrepresentative government, a foreign-born globalist castigated the supreme Law and Court of these United States. In the article, Soros wrote:

Recent decisions regarding abortion, the scope of the EPA, and God-given rights to self-defense have apparently struck a nerve. Soros kicks it off by denouncing Alito’s line of reasoning in the reversal of Roe v. Wade, inferring that 'logically,' the Court might regress towards racial inequality – masterfully applying the Alinsky tactic of “rubbing raw the sores of discontent.” He then gripes about the decision that “denied the Environmental Protection Agency the authority to issue regulations needed to combat climate change” before claiming the SCOTUS is beholden to the gun lobby, rather than the words of the Second Amendment.
However, Soros wasn’t alone in his indignation or his constitutional illiteracy. Subsequently, just one week after the publication of Soros’ critique, the Parliament of the European Union took a vote – officially condemning the American high court for returning to responsibly interpreting our supreme governing document.


What don’t these European elites understand? In America, legislative bodies are tasked with lawmaking, not the Courts and not the Executors. The Constitution does not explicitly mention abortion, so at the moment, that decision legally belongs to each individual state. And aside from the obvious fact the EPA has no right to exist, it certainly has no authority to dictate “regulations” to be followed as though they were federal or state law. Lastly, the Second Amendment is quite clear when it says “shall not be infringed” – interpreting that correctly does not hinge on the financial clout of the “gun lobby.”
It’s no secret that George Soros and the European Union embrace and encourage the erosion of American strength and sovereignty. This structure of government, founded upon Judeo-Christian principles, is antithetical to global tyranny and oppression, and their disdain for our Constitution cannot be concealed.
All the European, and the rest of the world for that matter, does not recognize personal Rights and Freedoms. They only recognize what the royalty of each country grants its SUBJECTS.
That is why the Euro-Leftist are constantly attempting to destroy the US of A. The foreigners and those Americans who hate the US (Dems).
 

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UPDATE 2-Energy Transfer natural gas pipeline explodes near Houston​

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HOUSTON, July 7 (Reuters) - An Energy Transfer natural gas transmission pipeline exploded on Thursday, setting off a two-hour fire in a rural area on the west edge of Houston, according to state and local officials.
The blaze was extinguished at about 12:10 p.m. CDT (1715 GMT), according to the Texas Railroad Commission, which regulates oil and natural gas drilling and energy pipelines in the state. No injuries were reported from the explosion and fire.
Local firefighters sprayed water on nearby fields until the flow of natural gas was stopped, snuffing the fire.
“Our control center immediately shut in the line and the area was secured,” Energy Transfer said in an emailed statement.
Victoria Cann, spokesperson for the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, said Energy Transfer reported a release of natural gas from the 24-inch (61 cm) pipeline started at about 10:25 a.m. local time.
Andrew Keese, Railroad Commission spokesperson, said the agency is conducting an investigation of the explosion and fire.
Energy Transfer also said it is investigating the cause. (Reporting by Erwin Seba and Arathy Somasekhar in Houston; Editing by Aurora Ellis and Chris Reese)
 

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