Senate Advances Bill that Penalizes Companies that Boycott Israel
After weeks of a shutdown-inspired filibuster, some Senate Democrats
relented Monday and joined Republicans to advance a bill to give state
and local governments a green light to penalize companies that boycott Israel.
The Senate voted 74-19 to head off an initial
blockade and clear the path for the bill to reach the chamber floor
later this week. The vote also signals that barring a major dust-up, the
legislation likely has enough support to pass.
Democrats had been filibustering for weeks, with
some objecting to the bill on policy grounds and others arguing they
didn’t want to deal with any other issues as long as government was
Now that the shutdown is over, those latter objections disappeared.
Republicans called the bill a major piece of “pro-Israel” legislation.
“At its core, the linchpin of it is helping Israel defend itself,” said Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, who sponsored the legislation.
Pure Hypocrisy! Twitter Bans Users Who Advise Laid Off Journalists To Follow Same Advice Those Journalists Previously Gave to Laid Off Coal Miners
Oregon: Antifa Member Is Killed by Police After Opening Fire on Officers at Middle School
Landeros, 30, was fatally shot in the head by officer Steve Timm at the
middle school of his daughter. At the time of the shooting, the leader
of the Antifa militant group “Red Arm” and founder of “Community Armed
Self-Defense” was at the middle school resisting arrest. Landeros at the
time was involved in a custody dispute with his former wife. He was
wearing a “smash the patriarchy” shirt at the time of the shooting.
Landeros was not only a leader in the Far-left militant group out of
Eugene, Oregon, but he also was the chief firearms instructor for the
organizations. The stated mission of the group is to, “defend the
oppressed.” Landeros, who identified by non-gender specific pronouns,
had a goal to teach and form an armed group to protect members of the
LGBTQ+ communities, as well as communities of various cultural
backgrounds considered “oppressed”.
The secondary goal of his “Red Army” group was the overthrow of what
it sees as a fascist government and the installation of a far-left
communist regime in the United States. Landeros has been involved in
several violent protests around Oregon protesting things such as
perceived police brutality against people of color and people who
identify as LGBTQ+.
Landeros recently switched his daughter’s middle school. When
Landeros’s ex-wife found out about the transfer she brought custody
paperwork to the school showing she had sole control over their
daughter’s schooling. When a school official notified Landeros, he was
enraged and headed to the school. It is unclear why he changed his
School officials asked Landeros to leave the property when he refused
to leave the grounds the school staff called a resource officer.
Officer Steve Timm responded to the call and once again requested
Landeros to leave immediately or face arrest for trespassing and
disorderly conduct. He still refused to leave, so Officer Timm called
Officer Aaron Johns for back up. The two officers tried to get Landeros
out of the school, but Landeros became combative.
It was at this point where the officers informed the member of Antifa
that he was under arrest. Landeros pulled out a 9mm handgun and fired
two shots at the officers. Officer Johns tried to wrestle the gun away
from Landeros. When the two hit the floor struggling for the firearm
Officer Timm fired the fatal shot to the head of Landeros killing him
Police released the body cam footage to calm unrest in the Antifa
community. The footage seems to show that Officer Timm was left with no
choice other than shoot Landeros to protect the other officer. It
doesn’t give a clear reason why Landeros would pull his gun and provides
evidence that the officers were not overly physical with an individual
trespassing on school grounds.
Lane County District Attorney, Patty Perlow, said that the officers acted correctly and that the use of force was justified.
“There was no clearer circumstance that the use of deadly force is justified than this,” Perlow said.
In an unfortunate circumstance, Landeros daughter was in the hallway
when Officer Timm was forced to shoot her father. The timing of his
daughter walking down the hall appears to be just a coincidence. There
would have been no way of Landeros knowing his daughter would be in the
hallway, but he did see his daughter before shooting at officers, a fact
not lost on the DA.
“It is unknown why Charles Landeros chose to use deadly
force in this circumstance, but he clearly had no regard for the lives
of the police officers or the students or staff present, including his
child,” said Perlow. “Officer Timm saved the life of Officer Johns,
himself and perhaps many others given the number of rounds Charles
Landeros had loaded in his weapon.”
FCC Chairman Says Corporate Profit Is More Important Than Health Safety
Congress to Investigate FCC for Collusion to Eliminate Local Control Over 5G Deployment – But Is It Too Late?
Because of already passed state and federal legislation, A LOT more 4G and 5G small cell towers and infrastructure are being installed all over the U.S in front of homes and everywhere else. This is in addition to the countless other small and mega 4G cell towers that have already been installed near homes and throughout communities over the last few years.
Small cell towers
and infrastructure aren’t always easily recognizable. This is why many
Americans are still completely unaware about all of this. Regardless, where Americans are aware, there has been increasing vocal opposition to installation due to biological, environmental, and safety risks as well as reduced property value and increased privacy and cybersecurity concerns.
There now also finally seems to be a “better late than never” investigation by the House Energy and Commerce Committee about this horrible federal legislation.
From RCR Wireless:
House committee investigates FCC over 5G infrastructure order
The House Energy and Commerce committee has asked the Federal
Communications Commission to produce communications records between FCC
employees and network operators related to the commission’s recent order
preempting local control and pricing of infrastructure access, alleging
that FCC representatives may have acted improperly in support of an
initiative that is likely to save operators billions in 5G deployment
“It has come to our attention that certain individuals at the FCC may
have urged companies to challenge the order the commission adopted in
order to game the judicial lottery procedure and intimated the agency
would look unfavorably toward entities that were not helpful,” wrote
committee Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-New Jersey) and Mike Doyle
(D-Pennsylvania), chairman of the subcommittee on communications and
technology, in a letter to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
“If true, it would be inappropriate for the FCC to leverage its power
as a regulator to influence regulated companies to further its agenda in
seeking a more friendly court.”
The FCC order focused on easing deployment of 5G infrastructure. The primary tenets of the FCC’s order included:
- Banning local regulations designed to prohibit wireless infrastructure deployment;
- Standardizing the fee structure cities can charge for reviewing small cell projects;
- Establishing a 60-day shot clock for attaching small cells to existing structures and 90 days for new builds;
- And setting “modest guardrails on other municipal rules that may prohibit service.”
The order drew immediate protests from some civic leaders that the FCC was overstepping its bounds and undercutting local control of infrastructure issues. It went into effect on Jan. 14th, after surviving a legal challenge from some municipalities that questioned the FCC’s authority in the case.
But four network operators sued as well, arguing that the FCC did not
go far enough in removing infrastructure deployment barriers —
AT&T, for instance, complained that the FCC had refused to adopt the
stance that infrastructure placement would be “deemed granted” when a
state or local government entity failed to act on an access request
within a reasonable amount of time — and they filed in four different
federal courts. AT&T sued in the D.C. circuit court; Verizon in the
Second Circuit court, which covers New York, Connecticut and Vermont;
Sprint filed in the Tenth Circuit, which covers a number of Midwest and
Western states from Kansas to Utah and Arizona; and Puerto Rico Telephone Company
filed in the First Circuit court, which has jurisdiction over the
territory as well as several Northeastern U.S. states. Meanwhile, cities
and municipalities had filed legal protests against the FCC’s action in
the Ninth Circuit, which covers West Coast states including California.
A lottery procedure consolidating the cases, triggered by the filing of
the cases in multiple federal court districts, initially moved the
cases into the Tenth Circuit. A motion from the municipal parties moved
it back to the Ninth Circuit, according to the letter from House
US: Democrats Come Unglued Over Possibility of Starbucks CEO Running for President
su_note note_color=”#efe1a7″ text_color=”#00000″ radius=”5”]Democrats are threatening to boycott Starbucks if former Starbucks CEO, Howard Schultz, runs for president as an Independent. Since Schultz is a leftist, Democrats fear he would split the vote among their supporters, which would hand a second term to Trump. Tucker Carlson says this proves that Democrats care more about winning elections and holding political power than they do about the issues they advocate. He is right about that but fails to mention that Republican leaders would react the same if a well-known pro-liberty candidate entered the race as an Independent against Trump. -GEG[/su_note]
California’s New Governor, Gavin Newsom, Moves His Family Away From the City and Avoids Policies He Forces on Others
French Riot Police Shot Yellow-Vest Organizer in the Eye with Rubber Bullet, Leaving Him Handicapped for Life
A 40-year-old French construction worker known for his role in organizing Yellow Vest protests has been “handicapped for life” after he was struck in the eye with a rubber police bullet, his attorney said Sunday.
“He is in shock. He will be handicapped for life. It is a tragedy for him and his family,” said Rodrigues’s layer, Philippe de Veulle in an interview with BFM Television.
bearded Rodrigues, who has become a well-known figure in the “yellow
vest” movement with 50,000 followers on Facebook, was live-streaming the
protest on the website when he was hit.
Veulle said Rodrigues was struck with a “flashball”, referring to the
40-mm (1.6-inch) rubber projectiles used by French riot police.
devices — which are not used in most European countries — have become
deeply controversial in France since the protests began in November,
blamed for dozens of serious injuries. –AFP via Yahoo!
Speaking from his hospital bed, Rodrigues told LCI television that he was also hit with a stingball grenade.
“Everything happened very quickly. They threw a grenade at me and I
took a (rubber) bullet. I was attacked twice — a grenade to the foot,
and the bullet.”
In a video of the incident, Rodrigues can be heard warning protesters to leave the Bastille due to far-left “black bloc” agitators who had arrived to attack the police.
Witness Testified that Mexican Drug Lord, ‘El Chapo’, Bribed Former President Peña Nieto with $100-Million
Sinaloa drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman paid a $100 million bribe
to former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto in 2012, according to
testimony given in a New York federal court on Tuesday.
The testimony was given by Colombian drug lord Alex Cifuentes Villa,
who said that Peña Nieto first contacted Guzman “about the time he was
elected president in late 2012, asking the drug lord for $250 million in
exchange for calling off a nationwide manhunt for him,” The New York Times reported.
Guzman paid a bribe of $100 million to President Peña Nieto?” Guzman
attorney Jeffrey Lichtman asked Cifuentes during cross-examination.
“Yes,” Cifuentes answered.
Cifuentes claimed that Guzman responded to Nieto’s offer by making a $100 million counteroffer.
“The message was that Mr. Guzmán didn’t have to stay in hiding?” Lichtman asked.
“Yes,” Cifuentes responded, adding: “that very thing is what Joaquin said to me.”
admitted to multiple crimes in court, including being involved in a
murder plot in Canada, buying explosives from drug traffickers, paying
off a judge in Ecuador, and kidnapping an official.
Cifuentes testified that Guzman paid off multiple Mexican officials
and, on at least two occasions, “gave the Mexican military between $10
million and $12 million to launch operations to ‘either kill or capture’
associates of the Beltrán-Leyva brothers during his war with them.”
Times also notes that Cifuentes testified that Mexican police not only
allowed the cartel to traffic narcotics but that they also participated
in trafficking, selling the drugs themselves.
Nieto’s ties to Mexican drug cartels have been known for years, as he has been previously linked to the cartels.
investigation released in 2016 revealed that “a series of shell
companies had been used by members of the Juarez cartel to funnel funds
into Peña Nieto’s 2012 election,” Breitbart’s Border and Cartel team reported.
“The investigation was carried out by Mexican award winning journalist
Carmen Aristegui and her team; the subsequent scandal became known as
Monexgate for the cash cards that were given out during Peña Nieto’s
“In addition to receiving funds from cartel
operatives, Peña Nieto’s campaign was run by another politician who has
been singled out in international court hearings as a surrogate for Los
Zetas,” Journalists Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby continued in their
report. “Under Peña Nieto, Mexican cartels only grew in power as his
government appear[ed] to be unable or unwilling to stop the cartel
violence,” adding, “key cartel figures have been suspiciously released
from prison while his government officials claim[ed] to be improving
The Sinaloa Cartel, which Guzman ran, is the most prolific drug
trafficking organization in the world and controls the overwhelming
majority of the drug trade in the United States.
Retired NYU Professor Explains Why Students Prefer Socialism
Retired NYU professor Dr. Michael Rectenwald explained how educators are encouraging the spread of socialism throughout college campuses, on “Fox & Friends” Monday.
“You had professors going over to the
Soviet Union from America, going over to the Soviet Union, learning
about the Soviet system of education and being convinced that they
should bring it to the U.S. and re-engineer the entire education system
after it,” he said.
“And this was a professor, particularly
George Counts who came back, taught at Columbia teacher’s college. And
he’s teaching teachers who are going to then propagate the same ideology
that he’s teaching them. This is how it spreads.”
New Migrant Caravan from Central America to US Has Grown to 12,000 People
The ranks of a new Central American migrant caravan reportedly grew
in size to more than 12,000 as of Friday. The caravan is now heading to
Mexico’s southern border.
Mexican immigration officials in the city of Ciudad Hidalgo, which
borders Guatemala, are establishing procedures to expedite the process
in which to approve one-year humanitarian visas for members of the
Central American migrant caravan who are arriving daily. The one-year
humanitarian visas, promised by Mexico’s new President Andrés Manuel
López Obrador, is a newly adopted policy which allows migrants to
legally travel and work during their stay in Mexico.
The new policy of handing out humanitarian visas began on January 17
in response to the new caravan of primarily Honduran migrants who left
their home country and headed towards the Mexican border on January 15.
Officials originally estimated the caravan’s size at about 2,000. Mexico
now claims the caravan’s population swelled to over 12,000 migrants, according to local media and Breitbart Texas sources.