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Examining Terrorism

Scores of new Americans have been arrested over their roles in the Capitol riots

As it turns out the battle to charge people for their roles in the U.S Capitol Riots was never quite over it just took longer than expected. This week reports emerged that scores of new Oath Keepers have been arrested for their reported roles in the riots as federal investigators continue to track down the domestic terrorists. The new arrestees include an Ohio couple, Sandra and Bennie Parker. The others facing charges are: Graydon Young of Englewood, Fla.; his sister, Laura Steele of Thomasville, NC; and Kelly Meggs and his wife, Connie Meggs, of Dunnellon, Fla., per the AP. Authorities now know that the Oath Keepers particularly knew in advance what they were doing; had trained for weeks, and had openly recruited other people into their bizarre scheme.
Fresh News

We asked people what they believed about life, and the origins of life, and were left genuinely intrigued

This article is part of our 'Citizen' series where we engage with and communicate with our community and beyond. Obviously due to the pandemic we reached out to our community friends and readers by private message; Facebook, Twitter, and even Telegram. The results were pretty shocking but it really makes you wonder -- no really because some of them were genuinely interesting questions. Per the request of our little audience here we've changed the names or left them anonymous. 'What happens to your blood when you go to the doctor and they have to draw it. What happens to it after that.?" -Nia, 28, Denver Colorado 2. 'They say life isn't a system but everything feels like it was designed. It feels like we were put here rather than suddenly popped up here so long ago. ...
Biden Administration

An intruder on the inside? The U.S Army has removed 12 Nat’l Guardsmen over fears of insider attacks

The U.S Army and the National Guard in the United States might have a much larger problem on its hands amid reports that officials fear a wide-scale insider attack may be under way. On Tuesday, it emerged that Army officials reportedly kicked at least a dozen guardsmen off of Capitol security duty after it was found that they had right-wing affiliations. Those affiliations appear to range from mild to allegedly severe according to multiple published reports though the Army maintains that nothing is wrong. In a dramatic turn of events, the news emerges just hours ahead of Biden 's inauguration as President to be followed by a performance by some of Hollywood 's biggest stars. News of the removals comes as it subsequently emerged that Melania Trump would not provide the traditional...
2020 U.S Elections

The U.S Senate is hiding behind themselves to prevent Trump from being removed

Despite reports otherwise it appears that Mitch McConnell may not want Trump purged after all. According to the New York Times; ABC, and the Washington Post --- Mitch McConnell has now told Democratic leaders that he has no plans to call the Senate back before its 19 January scheduled return. The failure to do so in typical McConnell fashion means that such an act appears to be dead on arrival. Meanwhile the Hill reports a confusing scenario where the Senate could be called back but only under the grounds of an emergency. An emergency that may or may not require the consent of all 100 Senators.
2020 U.S Elections

Despite claims otherwise, Parler says it has begun to remove posts calling for violence

Controversial terrorism-enabling social network Parler.com appears to have partially caved. According to Mediaite, the social network has begun to remove posts related to those that were calling for violence against Mike Pence and others. It is believed to be one of the first of many steps to come for the social network as it fights for its right to be online. Parler 's CEO told the site that some of those posts were particularly those from Lin Wood who had called for Pence 's offing by firing squad. It is the first known time the Parler has ever taken a stance against one of its GOP members. Meanwhile Wood maintained Sunday night to CNN that he made no threat of violence despite the obvious being pretty clear. "I have reliable evidence that Pence has a engaged in acts of tre...
2020 U.S Elections

In extraordinary defeat, the Democrats have sent Republicans in Georgia packing after taking both Senate Seats

Georgia has once again told America they've had enough. Thanks to Black-led organizing; Stacey Abrams, poll registration help and more the Democrats have won the state that has now handed them the Senate. With 98% of precincts reporting, Ossoff appears to have defeated Perdue providing the nail in the coffin Dems needed to send Republicans packing. “It is with humility that I thank the people of Georgia for electing me to serve you in the United States Senate. Thank you for the trust that you have placed in me,” Ossoff said in a video streamed online on Wednesday morning. Hours before, the campaign of his opponent, Sen. David Perdue, said it “will require time and transparency to be certain the results are fair and accurate.” Ossoff 's win comes after Warnock also defeated out...
World News

Report: Air traffic control threat claim’s there’s a terror threat headed for Washington

Air traffic controllers on Monday in New York City found themselves on the receiving end of a domestic terror threat heard over air-traffic control machines. According to reports, a terror threat has been made against the Capital (that's in Washington for readers who aren't hip to America.) The threat claims that a large plane will be flown directly into the Capital tomorrow. As expected it has resulted in the Capital being placed on high alert. CBS reports that it is unclear whether or not the threat is credible, thus, it appears to have come from Iranian nationals seeking revenge for the murder of their top general last year. A digitized voice can be heard in the recording noting revenge will be sought for his death.
Wal-Mart rightfully  called  crackpot Senator Josh Hawley a sore loser  and it was awesome
Fresh News

Wal-Mart rightfully called crackpot Senator Josh Hawley a sore loser and it was awesome

Wal-Mart 's social media team rightfully needs a raise considering at least somebody at Wal-Mart has the balls to carry out confrontation with the GOP. In a tweet storm that was ignited on Wednesday, the Arkansas based retailer rightfully referred to Josh Hawley as a sore loser. Hawley, is the sole Republican right now guaranteeing that he will object to the Electoral College certification next week. The comments came amid reports that Hawley intends to vote against the certification of election results in January. A move that is based entirely on baseless allegations of voter fraud only because Donald Trump lost.
coronavirus

The U.S House approves $2k payments to Americans, the final tally, is however up to Republicans

As it has been several times throughout 2020. As of Monday evening, the House narrowly managed to pass a measure that would increase the stimulus checks to $2k. In that passing, they managed to get along the Dem side at least 44 Republicans to vote along with the measure. Thus, as I usually is, the real test will be whether or not the Senate actually takes up the issue which is ultimately up to McConnell. The Washington Post reports that the Senate may convene on the issue on Tuesday, but, it is unknown how McConnell will move. Although it's worth noting, the fate of the Senate is up in the air and Mitch is getting pretty desperate to keep it. Right now, Senator Loeffler and Perdue are both neck and neck with the Democrats in the state. The end result of the GA Senate runoff u...
Fresh News

The U.S has shuttered its two remaining consulates in Russia amid deepending row over intelligence failure

Amid the deepening row over Russia ‘s alleged plot and later infiltration of the U.S government, the two remaining American consulates in the country have been shuttered. According to reports — the only remaining diplomatic outpost in the country now sits in Moscow. CNN reports that the move was confirmed by the State Department in the U.S as the weekend took off. The growing row between Russian officials and the West has escalated following comments by multiple Senators that Russia had ignited an act of war.
Politics, U.S Politics

Someone has hacked the U.S Treasury Department, that should be a red alarm for everyone

A shocking new report out Sunday has confirmed that the U.S Treasury has been hacked by an unidentified party. Multiple reports confirmed the news but nobody is quite sure whether it was a foreign power or some hacking group out to make a point. The Treasury Department confirmed the news although the statement of confirmation was vague. "The United States government is aware of these reports and we are taking all necessary steps to identify and remedy any possible issues related to this situation," says a National Security Council rep according to a statement to Reuters.com. The hack was serious enough to have reportedly triggered an emergency NSC meeting at the White House.
coronavirus

Washington state bans indoor gatherings and more as COVID cases surge

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON --- COVID-19 cases in the Pacific Northwest are once again on the rise and that means the local government is enacting more restrictions. According to Governor Inslee, indoor gatherings with people from outside the home are banned and there are more restrictions beyond that. Per officials, those restrictions are as follows and may be subject to change if the COVID situation worsens. "We are today in a more dangerous position than we were in March, when our first stay-at-home order was issued," Gov. Jay Inslee said in a news conference. Most of the measures go into effect Monday at midnight and extend through December 14. "The time has come to reinstate some of the restrictions on activities statewide to preserve our well-being and to save lives," he said. ...
Fresh News

Here’s how the hearing on the Affordable Healthcare Act went

Today marked the hearing that many thought was unified to lead to the demise of the Affordable Healthcare Act. However it appears the conservative bloc of the Supreme Court has instead gone against the wishes of the ranks who have long sought to strip Americans of their important healthcare services. In the hearing, the justices decidedly wrote that instead of striking down the entire act they could instead only strike down the individual mandate. Conservative John Roberts ultimately ruled that: So here's some of what they said at least. It's hard for you to argue that Congress intended the entire Act to fall if the mandate was struck down,' Roberts said, noting that in 2017, Congress chose to keep the rest of the law intact and struck down the eventual controversial mandate th...
2020 U.S Elections

Trump has told people he has no reported plans to concede the election

In a move that was actually widely expected it looks like said move has now become reality. According to CNN, Trump has told close confidants and friends that he has no plans to concede or give in to a peaceful transfer of power. Even as it becomes more and more apparent that he has lost to Biden and Kamala Harris — Trump has made it abundantly clear he doesn’t intend to walk away silently. CNN notes that none of his close aides — including the likes of Mark Meadows have even attempted to bring him into the course of reality. Even though he’s swiftly in a state of denial, that hasn’t stopped the federal investigations into his administration. Since Election Day, at least two special investigations are underway into his activities as President. The likelihood of Trump making it ...
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