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Leftist TV News Host Rachel Maddow Argues that Her Words Are Not Facts As Her Defense in a Lawsuit Accusing Her of Defamation

OAN, One America News Network, a small conservative media outlet in San Diego, sued Rachel Maddow, the prime time star of MSNBC news, for $10 million after she falsely claimed on air, “In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right-wing news outlet (OAN) in America really literally is paid Russian propaganda. Their on-air U.S. politics reporter is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government.” Maddow based her claim on the the fact that before the staffer was employed by OAN, she had done some freelance work for Sputnik News, and did not do any work for Sputnik after she was hired by OAN. Maddow’s lawyers argued that the news star’s statement was “rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false.” But, it can be proven false. UC Santa Barbara linguist professor, Stefan Thomas Gries, said that Maddow’s statement was unlikely to to be considered an opinion, and that Maddow, a graduate of Stanford and Oxford Universities and a Rhodes Scholar, is not the sort of person an audience would expect to misuse the word “literally.”

Back in September, we reported that TV network OAN had filed a lawsuit against Rachel Maddow for the time the host said that OAN “really, literally is paid Russian propaganda.”

Now, Maddow finds herself having to come up with a defense for her statement in court. And she has also apparently hired Lionel Hutz as her legal adviser.

According to Culttture, her lawyers argued in a recent motion that “…the liberal host was clearly offering up her ‘own unique expression’ of her views to capture what she saw as the ‘ridiculous’ nature of the undisputed facts. Her comment, therefore, is a quintessential statement ‘of rhetorical hyperbole, incapable of being proved true or false.”

Oh, it’s capable of being proved false, alright. Maddow had previously claimed, on air, about one of OAN’s reporters:

“In this case, the most obsequiously pro-Trump right wing news outlet in America is really literally is paid Russian propaganda,” and added, “Their on-air politics reporter (Kristian Rouz) is paid by the Russian government to produce propaganda for that government.”

The testimony of UC Santa Barbara linguistics professor Stefan Thomas Gries, however, stands at odds with Maddow’s defense. Gries said: “It is very unlikely that an average or reasonable/ordinary viewer would consider the sentence in question to be a statement of opinion.”

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https://www.breitbart.com/the-media/2019/12/05/nolte-rachel-maddows-lawyer-responds-to-oan-lawsuit-with-alex-jones-defense/




Fort Worth, Texas: A Gunman Killed Two Worshipers at the West Freeway Church of Christ Before Being Stopped By Armed Church Members


The West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, was livestreaming their service to YouTube when the shooting, which took the lives of two parishioners. The unidentified killer, wearing a large coat and black hat, entered the church from the rear and sat alone in a pew, then opened fire, and was himself shot by an armed congregant. Two parishioners, including a former FBI agent working security, fired on the gunman and killed him. A representative from the FBI did not identify the shooter, but said he was “relatively transient with roots to this area” and had been arrested multiple times in different municipalities.”

Update: The shooter has been identified as Keith Kinnunen, 43, who was a convicted felon, making it illegal for him to own a firearm in Texas, but he ignored the law when he attacked the churchgoers. He had a criminal record that included charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in 2009, possession of an illegal weapon in 2016 and there was a warrant for his arrest in Oklahoma for aggravated assault in 2016.

Graphic video of shooting maybe viewed on NY Post article.

A black-clad man with a rifle stashed under his coat gunned down two people in a Texas church Sunday before being slain by parishioners in a caught-on-tape shootout.

The bloodshed erupted in the middle of service at the West Freeway Church of Christ in White Settlement, a suburb of Fort Worth, around 10:50 a.m., authorities said.

Stunning footage of the service — which was being livestreamed by the Christian church on YouTube — shows the killer in a large coat, black hat and apparently long bushy black beard enter the church from the rear and shake the hand of a woman before sitting alone in a pew along the left side.

He soon gets up and approaches a man standing by the wall.

As the unsuspecting congregation, including many older couples, concentrate on their missal books, the gunman appears to ask the man a question.

The man responds by pointing to his right, where another guy is sitting along the wall.

The man who was sitting gets up and appears to be pulling something out from the back of his waistband when the killer opens fire, shooting him and causing him to fall to the ground.

The killer then shoots the guy who he’d asked the question of, before being gunned down by two parishioners — including a former FBI agent working security, according to officials and CBS TV affiliate KVTV.

Meanwhile, several other male worshippers whip out their own firearms and move toward the shooter as he remains down. The state recently passed a law allowing licensed gun-holders to carry weapons in church.

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https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/29/us/church-shooting-texas/index.html




Woman Speaks Out Against “Gun-Free Zones” After Her Husband Was Shot & Killed In Front Of Her

Nikki Goeser, the author of Stalked and Defenseless, explained that ‘gun-free zones’ are dangerous as they deprive people of their right to self defense. She and her husband were completely defenseless when they left her firearm in locked in their vehicle, as required by law in the gun-free zone restaurant when her stalker shot her husband seven times, killing him. Criminals ignore gun-free zone laws and are rarely, if ever, charged for the crime of violating gun-free zones.




American Universities Are Using Social Credit Systems To Track Students

An estimated 40 colleges and universities around the country are using a service called SpotterEDU that tracks student attendance through an app on their smartphones that was developed in 2015 by Rick Carter, a former college basketball coach. The app uses bluetooth beacons stuck on walls and ceilings that ping a student’s smartphone, and then records a students’ presence so advisers know when they are not in attendance. One student worried the technology would “keep progressing until we’re micromanaged every second of the day.” China’s social credit system micromanages its citizens and controls behavior through threats and punishment. 

A handful of U.S. colleges are employing a type of social credit system through various technologies designed to track students as they attend courses and walk across campus.

Universities across the country are using the so-called SpotterEDU app to connect with apps on students’ smartphones for the purpose of boosting their “attendance points.” The app also sees their absences and logs that information into a campus database that tracks them.

“They want those points,” Syracuse University Professor Jeff Rubin, who teaches Introduction to Information Technologies, told The Washington Post. “They know I’m watching and acting on it. So, behaviorally, they change.” He was referring to the app’s ability to socially engineer his students.

WaPo published a Dec. 24 report discussing the SpotterEDU app.

Not every student is on board with the app and its implications. (RELATED: Trump Admin Is Considering Using Amazon Echo And Apple Watch To Determine If Citizens Should Own A Gun)

“We’re adults. Do we really need to be tracked?” Robby Pfeifer, a sophomore at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, told WaPo. “Why is this necessary? How does this benefit us? … And is it just going to keep progressing until we’re micromanaged every second of the day?”

Pfeifer’s campus recently began logging the attendance of students connected to the campus’s WiFi network, which empowers colleges to track hundreds of thousands of students more precisely than at any other time in American history.

SpotterEDU works with about 40 schools, including Central Florida, Missouri and Indiana, according to company chief, Rick Carter, a former college basketball coach. He developed the app in 2015 to watch over his athletes as they navigated their respective campuses.

The app uses bluetooth beacons, which installers stick on walls and ceilings, to ping a student’s smartphone, WaPo reported. The app then records a students’ presence so advisers know when they are not in attendance or have temporarily stepped out of the room for a break.

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Mexican Cop Arrested In Connection To Massacre Of American Mormon Family that Included Three Women and Six Children


Federal authorities arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas, the police chief of Janos, a small town in the state of Chihuahua, following the massacre near the border on November 4, 2019 of three women and six children from Mormon families who were dual citizens of Mexico and America. Fidel Alejandro Villegas was arrested for his alleged ties to La Linea, part of the Juárez drug cartel that is believed to have ambushed the nine relatives last month. Authorities believe that the Mormons got caught between the warring Juárez and Sinaloa drug cartels. Mexican law enforcement has long been criticized for being on the payroll of the drug cartels.

The Mexican government estimates more than 250,000 people have been slain in cartel-related violence since 2006. The homicide rate has climbed to historical levels under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with well over 29,000 homicides in 2019 so far.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB8p9GVn-hU

In a shocking development in the hunt to locate those responsible for the massacre of nine U.S. citizens at the hands of suspected cartel gunmen, authorities arrested a Mexican police chief.

Federal authorities arrested Fidel Alejandro Villegas, the police chief of Janos, a small town in the state of Chihuahua, earlier this week, Mexico’s Public Security Ministry announced Friday. Villegas is suspected of not only being involved in local organized crime, but of also having a hand in the killings that took place in November.

The arrest confirms a longstanding criticism of the country’s law enforcement: that many are on cartels’ payroll.

“It’s common knowledge down here that the police work with the criminals,” Julián LeBarón, a relative of the victims, told The New York Times. “They have a monopoly on security and they get paid a wage for protection, and later we find out that they participate in the murder of women and children,” he continued. “These people take resources to protect us and they are murderers themselves.”

The arrest follows the Nov. 4 murders of a binational Mexican-American Mormon family. While driving through a remote area near the southern border, the family was suddenly gunned down by suspected members of a cartel. The massacre left three women and their six children — two of whom were infants — dead. It’s still not entirely clear why the family was targeted, but authorities suspect they were mistakenly suspected of belonging to a rival cartel.

The incident was just one example of the immense violence taking place in Mexico, particularly in the country’s northern region. The Mexican government estimates more than 250,000 people have been slain in cartel-related violence since 2006 — and the violence appears to be only be escalating. The homicide rate has climbed to historical levels under President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, with well over 29,000 homicides in 2019 so far, surpassing 2018’s sky-high rate.

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Additional source:

https://nypost.com/2019/12/27/mexican-security-chief-arrested-in-connection-to-mormon-family-massacre/




Vaccine FAIL: “Whooping Cough Outbreak Closes Texas School Despite 100-Percent Vaccination Rate: Officials”

Memorial Park, Texas: Fox News reported earlier this month that St. Theresa Catholic School closed down for Christmas Break early because there was an outbreak of pertussis, also called whooping cough. The school reported that all St. Theresa students were 100% vaccinated, which led Children’s Health Defense (CHD) to conclude that the pertussis vaccine is a failure. CHD further reports that the triple purtussis vaccine, Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus (DTaP), may be actually driving increased risk for whooping cough. The DTap vaccine has been linked to over 30 adverse health effects.

Despite a 100% vaccination rate, a Texas school closes early for winter break due to a whooping cough outbreak. Clearly the vaccine is failing to work as advertised. 

If ever there was convincing proof that vaccination does not equate to bona fide immunity, it is at St. Theresa Catholic School in Texas… 

Reported by FoxNews.com on Dec. 19th, the school experienced an outbreak of whooping cough, causing them to close their doors and start their winter break early. 

On Dec. 4th, St. Theresa Catholic School in Memorial Park, reported its first case to the Texas Department of State Health Services. Since then, the outbreak has continued to escalate — and not because of the abuse of religious and medical exemptions, and so-called “anti-vaxxer” parents. 

According to the FoxNews report, the school vaccine uptake rate was at 100%:  

“Officials with the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston said that 100 percent of students who attend St. Theresa Catholic School are vaccinated against the illness.”

This was confirmed by the following statement to parents sent by the school: 

In response to this incident, Children’s Health Defense (CHD) posted an article titled, “Pertussis: Vaccine Failure, Not Failure to Vaccinate,” explaining how despite propaganda to the contrary, it is clearly not conscientious objectors to vaccination driving outbreaks like these (i.e. so-called “anti-vaxxers”), but a failing pertussis vaccine. 

In fact, according to CHD’s article the vaccine itself may be driving increased risk for whooping cough: 

“Studies show that by five years after completion of the DTaP series, children were up to 15 times more likely to acquire pertussis compared to the first year after the series.” 

There are plenty of additional examples in the published literature of vaccination failure in highly vaccinated populations. View 30+ studies on the topic here

There are also serious questions as to whether vaccines like DTaP are causing more harm than good. GreenMedInfo.com indexes peer-reviewed, published studies that confirm the unintended, adverse effects of vaccinations. You can view close to a thousand study abstracts on the subject on our Vaccination Database. The DTP vaccine has been linked to over 30 adverse health effects which you can viewed here: Vaccination: Diphtheria-Pertussis-Tetanus

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Denver: Illegal Alien Arrested In Deadly Hit-And-Run Crash Had Been Deported Six Times

Juan Sanchez, an illegal alien from Mexico who was recently arrested in a hit-and-run accident that killed a pedestrian, Annette Conquering Bear, a mother of six. Sanchez has been deported six different times in the last two decades. The 42-year-old suspect was also arrested three times for driving under the influence of alcohol between 2000 to 2002. His bail has been set at $500,000. ICE has lodged a detainer request for Sanchez should he be able to make bond, but it’s not clear if the request will be honored, as a law was passed earlier this year by Colorado’s Democrat-controlled state government that largely prohibits local law enforcement from helping ICE apprehend or locate illegal aliens in the state.

The man arrested for a deadly hit-and-run accident in Colorado is not only living in the United States illegally, but has been deported six different times in the past two decades.

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has revealed that Juan Sanchez — a Mexican national who was recently charged for fleeing the scene of a fatal car accident — is an illegal alien and a repeat violator of U.S. immigration law, according to local reports. The victim’s family members say she was just days away from her 52nd birthday.

Annette Conquering Bear, who was running an errand at a nearby Walgreens in the Denver area, was struck by a vehicle while she was crossing an intersection on December 17. The SUV that hit her never stopped, according to a statement from the Denver Police Department. A witness was able to flag down a nearby ambulance, but Conquering Bear was pronounced dead at the scene.

Law enforcement was able to locate the vehicle — a white GMC Sierra crew cab truck — later that night. The owner of the vehicle told police that he lent the car to a man named “Juan,” which eventually led them to the apprehension of Juan Sanchez. He was formally charged with vehicular homicide and fleeing the scene of the accident, and his bond is set at $500,000.

ICE has since revealed that Sanchez, an illegal alien, has a lengthy history of border violations. The 39-year-old Mexican national has been deported a total of six times: once in 2012, three times in 2008, and twice in 2002.

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Additional source:

Six-Time Previously Deported Illegal Alien Kills Mother of Six in Denver – Then Flees the Scene




Seattle Forces Public School Students To Get Vaccinated During Winter Break


Seattle Public Schools sent out a warning to parents that thousands of students could be banned from returning to school after Christmas break if they are not up to date on their vaccinations. “Personal” or “philosophical” exemptions for the MMR vaccine were eliminated by Washington state lawmakers in May of 2019.

A notice sent to parents by Seattle Public Schools warns that thousands of students could be banned from returning to school after Christmas break if they are not up to date on their vaccinations.

The school district’s notice reads, “Student records must reflect updated immunization status by January 8, 2020, or students cannot attend school until the required information is provided to the school nurse.”

“Personal” or “philosophical” exemptions for the MMR vaccine were eliminated by state lawmakers in May of 2019.

The MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine is the main immunization the school district is focusing on before allowing students to return to class.

To assist families who may not be able to afford the shots, the district is offering free immunization clinics over the holiday break to help students get in compliance with the mandatory vaccination laws.

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MIT Develops ‘Tattoo ID’ to Track Who Has Been Vaccinated. MIT Powered by Gates Foundation Cash


MIT researchers created an ink to track who has had a certain vaccine that can be embedded in the skin alongside the vaccine, and is only visible using a special infra-red application. The invisible “tattoo” is a pattern made up of tiny semiconducting crystals that reflect light and thus glows under infra-red light. The research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, as Bill Gates made a direct request for the biological technology.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation came under intense criticism in India in 2009 when they promoted the Gardasil vaccine for the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Three rounds of the vaccine were given to 16,000 girls, age 9 to 15, without proper consent. Many of the girls became ill and five reportedly died after taking the vaccines.

The invisible “tattoo” is a pattern made up of tiny semiconducting crystals that reflect light and thus glows under infra-red light. The pattern will be delivered alongside the vaccine into the skin via hi-tech dissolvable microneedles made of a mixture of polymers and sugar.

MIT researchers have struck on a novel, and for many surely unsettling, method of keeping track of who has and hasn’t had a particular vaccination – creating an ink that can be safely embedded in the skin alongside the vaccine itself, and only visible using a special infra-red application.

“In areas where paper vaccination cards are often lost or do not exist at all, and electronic databases are unheard of, this technology could enable the rapid and anonymous detection of patient vaccination history to ensure that every child is vaccinated,” MIT researcher Kevin McHugh said in a statement.

Strikingly, the research was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – in fact, the project came about following a direct request from the Microsoft founder himself, who has been personally and somewhat controversially involved in efforts to eradicate polio and measles via vaccinations worldwide.

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Kwanzaa Is a Phony Holiday Created by a Controlled Opposition Stooge for the FBI

Ann Coulter says that Kwanzaa is a fake holiday that was created in 1966 by Ronald Everett, aka Maulana Karenga, a black radical who founded the ‘United Slaves’ organization that did the bidding of the FBI. During the madness of the ’60s, the FBI created controlled opposition by supporting the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The FBI fueled the rivalry between the United Slaves and the Black Panthers, who were not seeking armed revolution.

Karenga’s United Slaves shot two Black Panthers to death on the UCLA campus. Karenga served prison time for torturing two of his black female followers, and he was declared insane in 1971 by a psychiatrist who said that he displayed paranoia and schizophrenia. Currently, Karenga is the chair of the African Studies Department at California State University at Long Beach.

Kwanzaa, celebrated exclusively by white liberals, is a fake holiday invented in 1966 by black radical/FBI stooge Ron Karenga – aka Dr. Maulana Karenga, founder of United Slaves, the violent nationalist rival to the Black Panthers. Liberals have become so mesmerized by multicultural gibberish that they have forgotten the real history of Kwanzaa and Karenga’s United Slaves.

In what was ultimately a foolish gambit, during the madness of the ’60s, the FBI encouraged the most extreme black nationalist organizations in order to discredit and split the left. The more preposterous the group, the better. (It’s the same function MSNBC serves today.)

By that criterion, Karenga’s United Slaves was perfect.

Despite modern perceptions that blend all the black activists of the ’60s, the Black Panthers did not hate whites. Although some of their most high-profile leaders were drug dealers and murderers, they did not seek armed revolution.

Those were the precepts of Karenga’s United Slaves. The United Slaves were proto-fascists, walking around in dashikis, gunning down Black Panthers and adopting invented “African” names.

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Additional source:

https://dailycaller.com/2016/12/24/kwanzaa-was-concocted-by-a-deranged-felon-who-tortured-naked-women/




Poor Diet, with Too Much Red Meat and Processed Food, Linked to Macular Degeneration Loss of Eyesight


Researchers at the University of Buffalo reported that individuals who regularly eat a diet with large amounts of red and processed meat, fried foods, refined grains, and high-fat dairy were about three times more likely to develop the eye condition macular degeneration in old age. The scientists observed that people who had no age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or early AMD at the start of our study and reported frequently consuming unhealthy foods were more likely to develop vision-threatening, late stage disease approximately 18 years later.

Everyone knows an unhealthy diet is inevitably going to lead to weight gain, but a new study finds that it may end up being your eyes that pay the price for poor eating habits. According to a study by researchers at the University of Buffalo, individuals who regularly eat a diet with large amounts of red and processed meat, fried foods, refined grains, and high-fat dairy were about three times more likely to develop the eye condition macular degeneration.

Officially, macular degeneration is usually referred to as age-related macular degeneration, or AMD. AMD is irreversible, and greatly affects one’s ability to drive and perform other common daily activities. That’s because the condition damages the retina and affects one’s central vision.

“Treatment for late, neovascular AMD is invasive and expensive, and there is no treatment for geographic atrophy, the other form of late AMD that also causes vision loss. It is in our best interest to catch this condition early and prevent development of late AMD,” says lead author and UB graduate student Shruti Dighe in a media release.

According to Dighe and her team, a typical Western dietary pattern could be a risk factor for developing AMD; such diets tend to favor red and processed meats, high-fat dairy, and refined grains. However, while this research did not find that an average Western diet quickens the development of AMD, it did find evidence that it raises one’s risk of developing the disease in old age.

The study’s authors examined the occurrence of late and early AMD, over the course of 18 years of follow-up research, among participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study. Dighe and her team used data from 66 different foods that participants reported consuming between 1987 and 1995. Using this information, they identified two major diet patterns among participants: Western, and a healthier diet that researchers called “prudent.”

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Rector Says Notre Dame Cathedral So Fragile It Has Only 50% Chance of Being Saved After Devastating Fire


Notre Dame, the 855-year old iconic symbol of Christianity, is so fragile following the fire last April that destroyed its roof and collapsed its spire, that there is only a 50% chance it can be saved because without a roof to keep it stable, as the vulnerable vaults are crucial to keeping it standing. Monsignor Patrick Chauvet said he is already suffering “heartache” because April’s blaze meant the cathedral was unable to hold Christmas services for the first time in more than 200 years.

French President Emmanuel Macron has said he wants the cathedral rebuilt “even more beautifully” by 2024, when Paris hosts the Olympics. Parishioners want it restored as it was before, to its former glory.

Msgr. Patrick Chauvet said he is already suffering “heartache” because April’s blaze meant the 12th-century cathedral was unable to hold Christmas services for the first time in more than 200 years.

But he said he is bracing for even more potential distress after the church’s support scaffolding is removed — likely in 2021 — and officials learn whether the structure’s surviving vaults are strong enough to keep the Gothic monument standing.

“Today it is not out of danger,” Chauvet said the beloved landmark, speaking on Christmas Eve before midnight Mass in a nearby church.

“Today we can say that there is maybe a 50 percent chance that it will be saved. There is also a 50 percent chance of scaffolding falling onto the three [surviving] vaults,” he said. “So as you can see, the building is still very fragile.”

The 855-year-old landmark was under renovation when fire ravaged it in April, destroying its roof and collapsing its spire. Without a roof to keep it stable, the vulnerable vaults are crucial to keeping it standing.

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Additional source:

https://www.breitbart.com/news/notre-dame-rector-fragile-cathedral-might-not-be-saved/