THE AMERICA ONE NEWS
Dec 11, 2023 |
The Epoch Times: Mexican Officials Find 175 Migrants in Truck Near Southern Border
Mexican immigration agents discovered 175 migrants, mostly from Guatemala, crowded in a truck trailer in the southern state of Chiapas. The driver refused to open the truck's back door when stopped at a checkpoint, but agents could see migrants through the compartment's vents. Most of the group were from Guatemala, with others from Ecuador, El Salvador, and Honduras, as well as one person from the Dominican Republic and one from Pakistan. The group included 28 unaccompanied minors from Guatemala and 2 from El Salvador. Human smuggling of migrants from Latin America is a frequent occurrence as many try to pass through Mexico clandestinely on their route to the US.
Fox News: Former employee reveals shocking conditions in NYC migrant hotel: 'Free for all'
Former employee Carlos Arellano exposed the Row NYC Hotel for its "free for all" conditions involving sex, drugs, and violence as it now houses migrants. Arellano found a 10-year-old girl drunk in her room without her parents, and he says similar incidents are common, along with fake documents and little staff assistance. Despite the danger and consequences, migrants allegedly receive few consequences and are simply relocated to different hotels or housing centers.
The Epoch Times: Police in Northern Peru Port Seize Cocaine Packets With Nazi Flag Printed on the Outside
Peruvian police seized 58 one-kilo packages of cocaine bearing a Nazi flag and the name Hitler, hidden inside a container carrying asparagus on a Liberian-flagged vessel that had anchored in Ecuador. The shipment was destined for a port in Belgium. Peru is the world’s second-largest producer of cocaine.
Breitbart: Joe Biden Says He Has Four Granddaughters Despite Having Five
President Biden mistakenly claimed to have four granddaughters during a White House event with the NCAA championship-winning LSU women's basketball team, despite having five. Biden has failed to acknowledge his fifth granddaughter, Navy Joan, who was conceived out of wedlock with former stripper Lunden Roberts in 2018. Biden has previously refused to acknowledge Joan, which would make her his seventh grandchild.
Daily Wire: ‘Boycott Target’ Song Racks Up Millions Of Views, Takes Off On iTunes
A pro-Trump rap group's single "Boycott Target" gained popularity with nearly 3 million views and climbed to on iTunes Charts. The song accuses Target of "targeting" children with Satanic and sexualized goods, and supporting the LGBT agenda. Target's stock price has declined by 8.5% over a week, resulting in the store offering "tuck-friendly" and "extra crotch coverage" swimsuits for women, and removing products, including a sweater that reads "cure transphobia not trans people" and a "too queer for here" tote bag. This follows the boycott of beer brand Bud Light and retailer Target's loss of $6 billion in market capitalization.
American Thinker: Rachel Maddow and Jamie Raskin agree to headline for a group in bed with GOP interests
Democratic politicians Rachel Maddow and Jamie Raskin will headline Truman Center's TruCon conference sponsored by Lockheed Martin and Palantir, despite their supposed values of liberal ideologies. Raskin co-sponsored a resolution that opposes excessive Pentagon spending, yet is attending an event sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Meanwhile, Palantir founder Peter Thiel, a known Trump supporter, provided software for immigration and family separation policies Maddow and Raskin denounced. This shows federal politics' corruption, where politicians must compromise their principles to gain sponsors and funds for events, according to National Security Analyst Mark Thompson.
Fox News: Sen. Cruz defends Texas AG Paxton amid impeachment efforts from 'swamp in Austin'
Texas Senator Ted Cruz defends Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton ahead of a vote to impeach him, claiming that Paxton has been the "strongest conservative AG" in the country and has "battled the abuses of the Biden admin more ferociously." This comes after a unanimous vote by the Texas House Investigative Committee to adopt articles of impeachment for Paxton earlier this week. The articles of impeachment include accusations of misusing public information law, using his office to help a donor, bribery, and more.
American Thinker: Warner Bros quietly dumps BLM co-founder Patrice Cullors from big-dollar content deal
Warner Bros has ended their multi-platform deal with Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors, which did not result in any produced shows. Cullors previously said she planned dramas, comedies, documentaries and animated programming for children, raising questions regarding the amount of money spent on the deal and overall incompetence within BLM. Despite raising tens of millions from corporate America, big foundations, NGOs and others, BLM has done little to help the black community or families of victims of purported police misconduct. The movement appears to be spent and may lead to their own irrelevance in the future.
Fox News: Civil Rights leaders, scholars, descendants of slaves speak out on reparations for Black Americans
Reparations for Black Americans is a controversial policy being implemented by some states and cities. California's Reparations Task Force proposed payments of $1.2 million to every qualifying Black state resident. Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., introduced a resolution calling for the federal government to pay $14 trillion in reparations. Harvard Professor Cornell William Brooks said reparations are long overdue and owed to those who have been harmed by America's history of slavery. Civil Rights Veteran Robert Woodson called reparations a misuse of the legacy of the civil rights movement. South Carolina congressional candidate Gregg "Marcel" Dixon said reparations are about a debt that is due and qualifying Black Americans are descendants of American slaves or emancipated people. Political science professor at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst Jesse Rhodes found that more than one-third of Americans support reparations, but just under two-thirds are opposed to them. Former Princeton professor and "Black Eye for America" co-author Dr. Carol Swain said Democrats see reparations as a way to get Black Americans all excited for the 2024 election. North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson said reparations are a scheme for politicians to gain voters. California's Reparations Task Force vice-chair Dr. Amos C. Brown called on San Francisco and California to pay their debts for the enslavement, discrimination, intimidation, and terrorizing of Black people. Hoover Institution senior fellow Richard Epstein said the wealth of 1865 cannot just be gathered for reparations. Brookings Institution senior fellow Andre Perry called reparations a "suite of redress" and raised concerns of scammers if reparations occurred.
The Epoch Times: Indian Official Suspended After Draining 'Whole Dam' to Recover His Phone
Indian official Rajesh Vishwas drained a reservoir while having a picnic to retrieve his mobile phone, which he'd accidently dropped while taking a selfie. Vishwas spent about $97 to empty two million liters of water out of the dam, which has placed his job under threat. Both Vishwas and sub-divisional officer RK Dhivar, who allegedly granted Vishwas verbal permission to do so, have had their conduct questioned and could face ramifications.
Breitbart: NYC Mayor Makes Discriminating Against Fat People Illegal
NYC mayor signs new legislation making it illegal for businesses to discriminate against employees or tenants based on weight or height. The move has been justified as part of a progressive health agenda, with the mayor arguing that body type is not a reliable indicator of health. Right-wing politicians have expressed concern that the law will lead to a spike in lawsuits.
The Epoch Times: Kyiv Says Russian Forces Ease Attacks on Bakhmut to Regroup
Russian forces have temporarily eased their attacks on Bakhmut to regroup and strengthen their capabilities, according to a senior Kyiv official. The Wagner private army has handed over its positions to regular Russian troops after declaring full control of the city. Deputy Defence Minister Hanna Maliar stated that “overall offensive activity has decreased,” with no active battles in the city or its flanks, but the troops were shelling the outskirts and approaches. The enemy is trying to strengthen its capabilities, with Ukrainian troops holding heights overlooking Bakhmut but focusing on “other tasks” for the past two days.
Fox News: Turkey presidential election: How will runoff affect US relationship, NATO, sale of F-16s?
Turkey heads to its first-ever presidential runoff election, with incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan, known for his populist political Islam, going against Kemal Kilicdaroglu from the largely secular Republic People's Party. The current state of Turkey's troubled economy, particular issues with inflation and a devastating earthquake, are big campaign concerns, as well as foreign policy choices that some argue do not share Western values. Erdogan has pursued a transactional foreign policy, whereas Kilicdaroglu has been accused of suggesting he will deport Syrian refugees, a controversial move. Experts suggest a narrow Erdogan victory could mean supporting Putin over Biden, and that balance with Russia and the US is the most plausible scenario.
The Epoch Times: [Premiering 7:30PM ET] ‘Reeducation Is a Code Word for Human Reengineering’: Nury Turkel on the CCP’s War on Faith
The CCP sees people of faith as a disease and uses "reeducation" as a means of human reengineering, according to Nury Turkel of USCIRF. Turkel, born in a reeducation camp during the Cultural Revolution, discusses the CCP's war on religious faiths and high-tech tyranny, as well as Chinese lobbying in America.
National Review: The Corner: If a Debt-Ceiling Deal Passes . . .
A possible brief summary in the style of Raymond Chandler:
The debt ceiling looms, but a deal may be in the cards. Dems and GOP shift to avoid a crash.
The Federalist Papers: 'Yellowstone' Star Inspired to Help Families of Fallen Military Members After Receiving an Item from His Grandfather
Actor Cole Hauser, who portrays Rip Wheeler on the TV show "Yellowstone," is supporting the Special Operations Warrior Foundation (SOWF) and its efforts to provide educational assistance to Gold Star family members. Hauser, whose grandfather served in World War II, has visited Walter Reed Army Medical Center and toured with USO to support troops in Afghanistan. SOWF, which helps children of Special Operations personnel killed in combat, is especially important for its support of Green Berets and Navy SEALs.
Fox News: CatholicVote calls Dodgers 'faith and family' night a 'band-aid' amid anti-Catholic group fallout
Dodger Stadium will hold a Christian Faith and Family Day on July 30, nine-time MLB All-Star Clayton Kershaw said on Twitter. The announcement came after a controversy over the franchise’s LGBTQ+ Pride Night, which led to the invite of anti-Catholic group Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence being rescinded then reinstated. CatholicVote has launched a campaign to boycott the team after they confirmed last week the anti-religious Sisters would still be honoured. The group mainly mocks Catholics through fake nuns. Rubio and CatholicVote dubbed the Christian event a "public relations stunt."
The Epoch Times: Michelangelo’s Baroque Rival: The Moving Sculptures of Gian Lorenzo Bernini
Gian Lorenzo Bernini was an artist who could rival Michelangelo both as a sculptor and master of multi-medium art, unveiling his own "David" sculpture in 1624. Rome was an ideal place for Bernini to be educated in art, where he took stylistic lead from early Baroque painters, particularly Caravaggio.
Breitbart: Pandemic Treaty to Give W.H.O. Power to Lock Down UK, MPs Warn
The UK government is being urged to reject the pandemic "treaty", which expands the powers of the World Health Organization (WHO) and would allow the organization to force the country into lockdown. The deal will impose binding rules on all WHO member states to fight against disinformation and allocate 5% of their annual health budget to preparing for the next global pandemic. The six Conservative Party MPs believe that the accord will enable the WHO to transition from being an advisory organization to a controlling international authority, posing a significant threat to the UK's national sovereignty. The WHO has a poor track record in providing consistent, scientifically sound advice for managing international disease outbreaks.
The Epoch Times: Training Strategies for Endurance and Maximum Longevity
Moderate-intensity exercise is better for cardiovascular health and longevity than vigorous exercise, which plateaus at only 150 minutes per week. Moderate activity includes walking, hiking, gardening, and leisurely bike rides, while vigorous activity includes strenuous biking, running, or swimming, high-intensity interval training, and sports that cause breathlessness. Increased levels of moderate activity lead to a 35% reduction in mortality, while decreased levels of vigorous activity lead to a 15% reduction in cardiovascular disease. Strength training is also important, and blood flow restriction training can be used to prevent injury.
The Epoch Times: Green Tea Helps Reduce Stress and Prevent Cognitive Decline
Green tea has been shown to offer numerous health benefits, including preventing cognitive decline, reducing stress and depression, and providing anti-cancer and anti-aging effects. It contains tea polyphenols, powerful antioxidants that help eliminate free radicals, inhibit cellular mutations, and enhance the body’s immune system. To get the most out of green tea, select fresh tea with a vibrant green color and noticeable aroma, brew with water around 185°F (85°C) for two to three minutes, and use porcelain or transparent glass cups for drinking. Avoid drinking scalding or cold tea, drinking strong tea, drinking on an empty stomach, and drinking immediately after a meal.
Fox News: Outrageous! Taxpayers will pay Randi Weingarten a pension because of government's special deals with unions
Union release time allows gov. employees to work for private unions while receiving full salaries & benefits, including pensions.
The New American: Why School Board Elections (And All Elections) Should be Partisan
Florida proposes amendment to make school-board races partisan statewide because schools are not apolitical, but rather shaped by certain dogmas.
PJ Media: Georgia Teacher Retires at Age 95
Georgia teacher Grace Adkins retires at age 95 after teaching for 75 years and founding the Westwood Learning Lab.
Flag And Cross: Suspect Thought He Had Police Officer Taken Down, Then 3 Good Samaritans Showed Up
A California Highway Patrol officer was attacked during an interaction with a motorist in Santa Ana, causing a dangerous struggle. Three men came to his aid and helped restrain the assailant, preventing the situation from escalating any further. The officer was appreciative of their help and the assailant was arrested.
PJ Media: Lululemon Employees Fired for Calling 911 on Looters Robbing the Store
Rachel Rogers, a Lululemon sales associate, was fired for calling 911 when the store was looted for the fourth or fifth time. The company had a "zero tolerance" policy for calling the police. Assistant Manager Jennifer Ferguson stated that employees are not supposed to interfere in a looting incident and are told not to call the police or talk about it, but rather to clear a path for the looters and scan a QR code. Ferguson's husband described the fallout as two exemplary employees were immediately terminated without severance or financial consideration for their heroic actions. Retail businesses seem to be accepting huge losses in merchandise taken by organized gangs because no one really wants to arrest and prosecute them. The stupidity and fear of management will cause metro Atlanta to become more like San Francisco and Portland.
Fox News: Funeral director pleads guilty to theft after Indiana police discover 48 people's remains
Funeral director Randy Lankford pleaded guilty to theft after dozens of corpses were found unrefrigerated and improperly disposed of at his funeral home in Jeffersonville, Indiana. Many of the bodies had decomposed significantly, causing a strong odor in the area. Lankford may face 12 years in jail and financial penalties towards affected families.
The Federalist Papers: ICYMI: Gutsy Shop Owner Follows Alleged Thief Onto Bus, Gets Crushing Revenge Live on Social Media
Small business owner Sophia Romo tracked down and filmed a shoplifter who had allegedly stolen from her store, Erotic Cabaret in Houston. Romo followed Kandy Alarcon onto a city bus, insisted on searching her belongings, and publicly outed her for stealing, while showing the footage on her TikTok account. Though police arrived after Alarcon disembarked from the bus, she now faces charges of misdemeanor theft. This inspiring act of justice may be the only recourse that small business owners have in a society that coddles criminals.
Fox News: Scottie Pippen says Michael Jordan was 'horrible' early in career; LeBron is 'greatest statistical guy' ever
Scottie Pippen slams Michael Jordan, calling him a "horrible player" early in his career and praising LeBron James for having a better statistical career than everyone in NBA history. Pippen claims that Jordan's legacy didn't start to be written until Pippen came along. Although Pippen did not claim James was the greatest ever, he stated that LeBron will be the greatest statistical guy to ever play the game.
Fox News: Churchill Downs sees 11th horse die at racetrack in span of less than a month
Another racehorse, Lost in Limbo, died at Churchill Downs making it the 11th horse death at the Kentucky racetrack since April 27. The horse was unable to get up after tumbling during the seventh race on Friday. Video footage shows the employees putting up a curtain, presumably so doctors could put the horse down. A horse also died during Bob Baffert's return from his two-year suspension at the Preakness Stakes undercard. Since then, horse fatalities have decreased by 55% in the state of California.
Fox News: Craig Kimbrel joins elite MLB company with milestone save
Craig Kimbrel becomes the eighth player in MLB history to record 400 saves, joining the elite ranks of Mariano Rivera, Trevor Hoffman, and Kenley Jansen. Kimbrel accomplished the feat on Friday night against his former team, the Atlanta Braves, solidifying himself as one of the best closers in baseball history.
Breitbart: 24 Hours of Le Mans Race to Allow Hydrogen-Powered Cars
The 24 Hours of Le Mans will allow hydrogen-powered cars in the race from 2026. The race will include both fuel cells and hydrogen combustion engines. The Automobile Club de l’Ouest president, Pierre Fillon, made this announcement while attending a 24-hour race in Japan.
The Epoch Times: Pennsylvania Baseball Player Fatally Struck in the Face While Dismantling Unapproved Dugout
College baseball player dies after makeshift dugout collapses on him during demolition. Angel Mercado, 19, suffered a traumatic head injury and died in hospital the following day. The structure had been built despite warnings from city officials in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania that it was not allowed. It had been built by the coach of Mercado's summer team, and was being demolished by a group of players at the time of the tragedy.
Breitbart: Trans Athlete Calls Florida a 'Fascist State that Kidnaps Children'
Trans athlete Emily Bridges lashes out at British Cycling's decision to ban biological males, calling it the start of a "genocide". Bridges also labels Florida as a "fascist state that kidnaps children", accusing U.S. Presidential hopeful Ron DeSantis of supporting the ban on transgender individuals in public life. Bridges overlooks that transgender individuals will be allowed to compete in former male-only events, rebranded as "open" categories. The British Cycling decision has provoked fury from Bridges, a well-known trans cyclist in the UK, who previously held records in the junior male category before transitioning.
Fox News: NASA researchers make observation of Uranus polar cyclone in first photos
NASA scientists have discovered a polar cyclone on Uranus with strong evidence, marking the first time such a phenomenon has been detected. Radio waves emitted from the ice giant reportedly displayed the vortex at its north pole, with findings in the Geophysical Research Letters journal revealing all atmospheric planets in the solar system have similar characteristics at their poles. While a "swirling" south pole was previously observed by Voyager 2 mission imaging, the new study uses microwave observations to conclude that a warmer, drier north pole shares traits with cyclones seen elsewhere in the solar system.
The Epoch Times: Crash of Private Japanese Moon Lander Blamed on Software, Last-Minute Location Switch
A Japanese private moon lander crashed into the lunar surface during its landing attempt due to a last-minute switch in touchdown location and a software issue. Originally intended to land in a flat plain, the spacecraft belonging to ispace attempted to land in a crater. The onboard software was unable to navigate the steep terrain, causing the spacecraft to enter free-fall from less than 3 miles up. The company plans to make another landing attempt in 2024.
National Review: The Corner: Weekend Short: Stephen Crane’s ‘The Open Boat’
Stephen Crane’s short story, “The Open Boat: A Tale Intended to Be After the Fact. Being the Experience of Four Men Sunk from the Steamer Commodore,” published in 1897, recounts the challenging, perilous circumstances of four men as they struggle to find their way among “barbarously abrupt waves” and the “thunder of the surf” that threatens to overturn their boat. The story is a reminder of the loneliness and seeming impossibility of navigating the small vessel amidst the immense power of the sea, where the possibility of death is ever-present. The correspondent’s reflection on the war dead is a memorable part of the story, highlighting the detachment people often feel towards war, making it necessary to defend the worthiness of the sacrifice to God.
Fox News: How to uncover your home's history with hidden Google Maps tool
Google Maps provides a virtual view of locations and is equipped with the useful Street View feature. Google Maps has images dating back to 2007 of all locations, which can be accessed by searching a location, selecting the picture and choosing the "See more dates" option. This feature is useful for seeing how a location has changed over time.
Fox News: Weather officials warn Memorial Day beachgoers of dangerous rip currents along coasts
Dangerous surf and rip currents are expected across US coasts this Memorial Day weekend, with heavy rain forecast in the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions that could cause flash flooding, gusty winds, and hazardous beach and boating weather. The National Weather Service has warned of strong and gusty winds, high surfs, and life-threatening rip currents, particularly in the Carolinas, due to a non-tropical low off the Southeast coastline gathering strength. Coastal communities are advised to prepare for treacherous boating conditions, with the Ocean Prediction Center/NWS Forecast Office in Charleston issuing a storm warning.
As Memorial Day approaches, war veteran urges the importance of honoring fallen heroes. Showers and thunderstorms are expected to spread inland, with a moderate risk of excessive rainfall issued for parts of the Carolina coastal plain, highlighting the danger of rip currents, of which approximately 80% of deaths in the Carolinas are people from inland areas. Rip current warnings are also being issued across the West Coast, with California offices noting that larger waves would bring stronger rips, and the Los Angeles office noting that over 100 people die from rip currents in the US each year.
Fox News: Massive sea urchin die-off in Israeli gulf threatens nearby coral reefs, researchers say
Sea urchins are dying off at an alarming rate in Israel's Gulf of Eilat due to an unknown pathogen. Researchers believe a similar pathogen might be responsible for killing sea urchins in the Mediterranean and the Red Sea, and have called for urgent action by the Nature and Park Authority to protect Israel's already endangered reef ecosystems. This development threatens the Red Sea’s prized coral reef ecosystems, as sea urchins are critical to maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
Fox News: Flight etiquette should be known by all, including not wearing pajamas on board
Etiquette expert Jackie Vernon Thompson has offered advice for airplane travel including not wearing pajamas, eating smelly meals or holding up the aisle while loading bags. Instead, she advises waiting until the aisle is clear and not extending legs into the aisle even for more room. Children should be well-rested and parents should take reasonable steps to prevent disrupting other passengers. The expert also advises staying patient and courteous to flight attendants.