Spanish language media reported last Sunday that radical pro-abortion supporter Maria de Valle Gonzalez Lopez died during what she labeled her “dream” abortion operation.
She was 23 years old and was the leader of the Radical Youth in the La Paz municipality in the province of Mendoza. Her death has sparked a fierce debate about abortion in Argentina and led for calls for women to know that the procedure can sometimes carry serious risks.
Maybe locking people up in their houses for a year and a half was a terrible idea…
Via The Sun:
AMERICA has suffered 54 mass shooting in just the past month, as a CNN host says there’s an “active shooter situation in the US”.
The shocking statistics were revealed as a gunman opened fired during a FedEx night shift change in Indianapolis
Soon he’ll join his brother in hell.
HAVANA, April 16 (Reuters) – Raul Castro confirmed he was handing over the leadership of the all-powerful Cuban Communist Party to a younger generation that was “full of passion and anti-imperialist spirit” at its congress that kicked off on Friday.
In a speech opening the four day closed door event, excerpts of which were broadcast on state television, Castro, 89, said he had the satisfaction of handing over the leadership to a group of party loyalists that had decades of experience working their way up the ranks.
“I believe fervently in the strength and exemplary nature and comprehension of my compatriots, and as long as I live I will be ready with my foot in the stirrups to defend the fatherland, the revolution and socialism,” Castro told hundreds of party delegates gathered at a convention center in Havana. (Reporting by Sarah Marsh and Nelson Acosta Editing by Chris Reese)
Via Fox News:
Murders in Los Angeles County have spiked nearly 200% so far this year compared to the same time in 2020, with at least one official blaming the “defund the police” movement and progressive law enforcement officials.
There were 60 people murdered in L.A. County as of Feb. 28 – a 186% jump from the 21 killings reported during the same period in 2020, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department told Fox News in a segment that aired Thursday.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told Fox News criminals are emboldened by District Attorney George Gascón’s progressive policies and stressed that people must understand that such elections will have consequences.
Pretty damn stupid lol.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – An Ohio man is being questioned after being spotted at the A, C, E Times Square subway station with a semi-automatic rifle.
The man, 18, was spotted sitting on a bench near the turnstile of the Times Square subway station around 12:30 p.m. Friday. At his feet, in plain view, was a rifle.
Via Hollywood Reporter:
Amazon Studios’ The Lord of the Rings television show is going to cost all the gold in the Lonely Mountain.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Amazon will spend roughly NZ$650 million – $465 million in U.S. dollars – for just the first season of the show.
That’s far above previous reported estimates that pegged the fantasy drama as costing an already record-breaking $500 million for multiple seasons of the show.
“What I can tell you is Amazon is going to spend about $650 million in season one alone,” Stuart Nash, New Zealand Minister for Economic Development and Tourism, told Morning Report. “This is fantastic, it really is … this will be the largest television series ever made.”
Via The Hill:
Police on Friday said that the shooter in the late Thursday attack at an Indianapolis FedEx facility that left eight people dead was a young man in his 20s.
Indianapolis Police Chief Randal Taylor told reporters that they were still interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence to determine a motive behind the latest mass shooting to rock the nation.
Taylor did say that a “significant” number of employees at the FedEx location were members of the Sikh community, according to The Associated Press.
Deputy Police Chief Craig McCartt said Friday that the gunman, who has not yet been identified by name, used a rifle to randomly open fire on people in the parking lot and inside the building.
Uhhhh isn’t this how every horror movie starts?
For the first time, scientists have created embryos that are a mix of human and monkey cells.
The embryos, described Thursday in the journal Cell, were created in part to try to find new ways to produce organs for people who need transplants, said the international team of scientists who collaborated in the work. But the research raises a variety of concerns.
“My first question is: Why?” said Kirstin Matthews, a fellow for science and technology at Rice University’s Baker Institute. “I think the public is going to be concerned, and I am as well, that we’re just kind of pushing forward with science without having a proper conversation about what we should or should not do.”
Still, the scientists who conducted the research, and some other bioethicists defended the experiment.
CBS News Slammed For Cropping Bodycam Footage Of Police Shooting Making It Look Like Adam Toledo Had No Gun…
Friggan intentional. No other explanation.
CBS News is facing heat over a video the network shared on Twitter Thursday that critics say crops out a critical part of body camera footage showing the police chase that led to 13-year-old Adam Toledo’s death in Chicago last month.
Extremely graphic footage shows a Chicago police officer pulling up to a location on the city’s West Side on March 29 and immediately encountering two people, one of whom appears to be Toledo, running away from the area.
Toledo stops for a moment before he turns toward the officer, at which point the cop tells him to, “Show me your f—— hands.”
Toledo appears to have his hands up when he is shot once in the chest. He ultimately died from his injuries.
Via NY Post:
A Russian fighter jet escorted a US reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean, the Russian Defence Ministry said Friday — as tensions between Moscow and Washington mount.
TASS, a Russian news agency, reported that ministry officials detected a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Pacific Ocean along the southeastern coast of the 777-mile Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia’s far eastern border.
“A MiG-31 fighter jet was scrambled from an airfield in the Kamchatka region to identify and escort the plane,” the statement by the Russian Defence Ministry read. “The crew identified it as a US RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft.”
Here we go again…
Via Right Scoop:
An officer-involved shooting has just taken place in San Antonio, which left the officer wounded and two of three people in a vehicle dead. The other person in the vehicle was transported to a local hospital.
The Chief of Police described the incident, saying that it began as a routine traffic stop of a truck with three people inside. There was no audio from on the video he viewed (I’m guessing the police car camera), but said that based on the officer’s casual demeanor, it appeared that he was having a casual conversation with the driver for between one and two minutes.
Then suddenly, the driver pulled a gun and opened fire on the officer, shooting him in the hand. The officer returned fire, and the result was that the driver and the passenger were killed and the third person in the back seat, a female, was wounded.
Via NY Post:
Hunter Biden’s newly released autobiography has tanked in its first week of sales despite heavy media promotion of its sex-and-drugs content — and glowing praise from his father.
“Beautiful Things,” released last week, debuted at No. 12 on the Publishers Weekly hardcover nonfiction chart after selling just 10,638 copies.
The memoir managed to have a stronger performance on the New York Times’ Best Sellers list, debuting at No. 4 in the “Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction” category.
The younger Biden, who normally shies away from the spotlight, made the media rounds to promote the tome, which was published by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.
Biden, 51, appeared on CNN, an extended run of his taped interview over two major programs for CBS News, ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and other podcasts, television and radio programs.
lmao, come on man.
Joe Biden approaches the 100-day mark of his presidency with a relatively strong job approval rating and the public continuing to express positive views of the coronavirus aid package passed by Congress last month. Moreover, nearly three-quarters of Americans (72%) say the Biden administration has done an excellent or good job managing the manufacture and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to Americans.
Maybe it’s be cause there’s more Indians than Brazilians? Or maybe the virus is racist. Everything else is now…
Via Chicago Tribune:
Facing a sudden surge in coronavirus infections, India is once again home to the world’s second-largest outbreak, overtaking Brazil after the latter moved ahead in March. But behind the bleak statistical jockeying is an epidemiological enigma over why the Latin American country has been far more devastated by the pathogen.
When it comes to the scale of infections, the two nations are similarly matched, with cases hovering near 14 million and hospitals from Mumbai to Sao Paulo under increasing pressure as admissions continue to rise. But it’s the divergence in fatalities that has scientists puzzled. Brazil, home to almost 214 million, has seen more than 361,800 people die from COVID-19, more than double the number of deaths in India, which has a far greater population of 1.4 billion.
WASHINGTON — They’re the most elite, lethally trained members of the U.S. military, widely considered the best of the best. And yet in secret Facebook groups exclusively for special operations forces that were accessed by NBC News, they share misinformation about a “stolen” 2020 election, disparaging and racist comments about America’s political leadership and even QAnon conspiracy theories.
Among the hundreds of Facebook posts NBC News reviewed from forums for current and former Rangers, Green Berets and other elite warriors: a member of a special forces group lamenting that several aides to former Vice President Mike Pence were part of a “Concerted effort by the thieves and pedophiles walking the hallowed halls of the peoples government” to undermine former President Donald Trump.