THE AMERICA ONE NEWS
Feb 20, 2024 |
The New American: Worry Abounds in DeSantis Camp as Poll Numbers Stagnate
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is struggling to break through the overwhelming support for Donald Trump in Republican primary polling. Despite being seen as a potential threat to Trump, DeSantis is trailing behind the former president in both nationwide and state polls. Additionally, businessman Vivek Ramaswamy is gaining ground in the race, posing a challenge to DeSantis. This uphill battle has raised concerns among DeSantis' team, but they remain determined and continue to raise significant amounts of fundraising cash.
Red State: Threads Already Finds Itself Desperately Backpedaling After Censoring Donald Trump Jr.
Mark Zuckerberg launched Meta's "Threads" to compete with Twitter, but it faced immediate criticism for censorship and collecting user information. Elon Musk threatened legal action, accusing Meta of misappropriating Twitter's trade secrets. Donald Trump Jr. experienced censorship on Threads, which led to backlash and claims of biased behavior. Leaving Twitter for Threads seemed unnecessary, as it suppressed alternative narratives and openly data-mined users.
Forbes: Russia Escalates A Smear Campaign Against ‘Traitor’ Prigozhin That Includes Wigs And Weapons
Russian media and the Kremlin are escalating a smear campaign against Yevgeny Prigozhin, the leader of the Wagner mercenary group, while praising President Putin. State television networks criticized Prigozhin, leaked photos of his home were featured, and he was called a traitor and fighter for truth with criminal records. Russian media worked to discredit Prigozhin while the government launched a PR campaign to praise Putin.
The New American: D.C. Disciplinary Panel Calls for Giuliani Disbarment Over 2020 Role
A discipline committee in Washington, D.C., recommended the disbarment of Rudy Giuliani for his work in attempting to expose election fraud after the 2020 presidential election. The committee claimed that Giuliani had no evidence to support his claims of fraud and that his actions undermined trust in the electoral system.
The Federalist Papers: 'Sound of Freedom' Human-Trafficking Movie Maligned by Liberal Media: 'QAnon-adjacent'
Left-leaning media outlets like The Guardian and Jezebel have unjustly labeled the movie "Sound of Freedom" as appealing to the "QAnon fringe," despite its portrayal of a heroic Homeland Security agent fighting human trafficking. The media coverage focuses on the alleged connections to conspiracy theorists rather than the film's actual plot. This shows a disregard for the film's subject matter and raises questions about the motives behind these negative reviews.
Fox News: Homeless encampments remain in Portland, despite tent ban: 'It's bulls---'
Portland, Oregon has implemented a ban on daytime homeless camping, but many homeless individuals are refusing to move their tents. The new policy only allows camping in certain areas overnight and prohibits blocking access to public spaces during the day. The city is planning for a "summer of education" before enforcement begins. Homeless individuals and advocates believe the ban will not solve the issue and may make the situation worse. Violators may receive warnings and face fines or jail time.
Euromaidan Press: Cliffhanger in Lithuania: Will NATO roll out the red carpet for Ukraine?
Ukraine is pushing for NATO membership at the upcoming summit in Vilnius, but the US is the main obstacle. Ukraine wants an accelerated pathway to membership and security guarantees. NATO has announced a three-part package to bring Ukraine closer to joining, including assistance programs and the establishment of a NATO-Ukraine Council. However, skeptics argue that inviting Ukraine could escalate the conflict with Russia, while supporters believe it is the best deterrent against further aggression. The debate continues as the summit approaches.
The Epoch Times: US Confirms Talks With Russia Over Prisoner Swap Involving WSJ Reporter
The United States confirms talks with Russia for the release of detained journalist Evan Gershkovich but no clear resolution yet.
White House National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan meets with Gershkovich's family and representatives to discuss efforts to secure his release. Kremlin open to prisoner exchange talks, but wants them private. Gershkovich denied allegations of espionage.
The Epoch Times: China's Economy Is in Big Trouble and Investors Should Get Out: Miles Yu
American companies should reconsider their investments in China as the country's economy is struggling, according to Mile Yu, director of the China Center at Hudson Institute. China has agreed to talk with high-level American cabinet members on matters vital to both nations' economies due to their own economic troubles. The Chinese economy heavily relies on the non-state sector, but the Chinese government is cracking down on these sectors to ensure state control, leading to the collapse of many small and medium-sized businesses. China's housing market is also collapsing, causing a credit crunch and deficits in every province. The decoupling of the US and Chinese economies is happening, although not officially acknowledged, and many major companies are reconsidering their investments in China due to the hostile investment environment.
The Epoch Times: Two-Year U.S. Treasury Yields Hit 16 Year High, as Investors Are Spooked by Latest Jobs Report
Investors raised yields on the 2-year Treasury note due to concerns about strong U.S. employment levels and potential interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve. The rise in bond yields could lead to higher interest rates and affect global markets.
The Babylon Bee: Calvinist Predestined To Argue About Calvinism Online
Ardent Calvinist Jeremy Dunn spends countless hours online arguing about Calvinism, believing it to be part of his predestined plan. His passion for theology, along with his beard and love for microbreweries, is well-known. While his online arguing has refined his arguments, a hint of doubt surfaces when confronted with unconventional behavior. Despite his dedication, Mr. Dunn remains perpetually short of finishing seminary.
Fox News: Oscar-winning screenwriter left failed Sony ‘Barbie’ movie because studio wanted ‘girl-boss feminist twist'
Screenwriter Diablo Cody dropped out of a "Barbie" film at Sony because she couldn't make the doll a "feminist" icon. She claimed she had trouble finalizing the script and didn't know how to make Barbie a "girl-boss" hero. Cody acknowledged that now there seems to be more potential for a feminist Barbie, but in 2014 it was a challenge. Amy Schumer also dropped out of the film, stating that it wasn't feminist enough for her. Warner Brothers' upcoming "Barbie" film may have feminist themes, but concerns have been raised about its geopolitical implications.
The Epoch Times: The Art of Pillow Trim
The history and evolution of pillow trim is a fascinating journey through time. From ancient civilizations to the modern era, trims have reflected design trends and added opulence, whimsy, and personal style to pillows. Contemporary options like tape trims, ruffles, and bauble trims offer diverse choices for adding texture and charm to custom pillows.
The Epoch Times: Contaminated COVID Products and Monkey Virus DNA
The COVID shots contain both RNA and DNA fragments, which should not be there. The presence of DNA indicates contamination and raises concerns about altering the human genome. Additionally, the shots may contain SV40 promoters, which have been linked to cancer.
National Review: University Repeals Reprimand against Professor Who Failed Student for Saying ‘Biological Women’
The University of Cincinnati reverses reprimand of gender studies professor who failed a student for using "biological women" in a project. Professor's record will be cleared, but she must undergo training. Student upset.
Fox News: 'James Bond' star Pierce Brosnan suffered 'fairly miserable' injury wearing only a towel
Pierce Brosnan injured his toe and nearly had a wardrobe malfunction while running to let someone into his home. His last fall resulted in his toenail falling off. Brosnan and his wife enjoy playing backgammon and going on date nights at a restaurant in Santa Monica. Recently, their home was broken into by an intruder who used their guest house and was later apprehended by the police.
Fox News: Random home invasion suspect 'got bored' during sexual assault of woman in wheelchair: report
Justin Surofsky, a 26-year-old man, allegedly broke into an elderly woman's home in New Jersey, sexually assaulted her, and attempted to kill her. The victim, who uses a wheelchair, convinced Surofsky to leave by offering him money, but he then strangled her, stabbed her, and knocked her off her wheelchair. Surofsky was arrested and faces charges including sexual assault, kidnapping, and attempted murder. The investigation is ongoing.
The Epoch Times: Union Workers Make Safety Complaints at GM’s Electric Vehicle Plant
Union workers at a General Motors electric vehicle plant in Ohio are facing safety issues. Workers encountered a defective battery that caught fire, causing two people to be hospitalized for smoke inhalation. The workers, who recently voted to join the United Auto Workers (UAW), are now negotiating a labor contract with Ultium Cells, a joint venture between GM and South Korea's LG Energy Solution. The UAW is pushing for better safety protections and equal pay for battery plant workers, as they believe GM is using joint-venture structures to pay them less.