Reader’s Links for December 21, 2022

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46 Replies to “Reader’s Links for December 21, 2022”

    • Would it be the consequence of this:

      “The City of Toronto leased the hotel to increase its shelter bed capacity during the COVID-19 pandemic but announced last month the site would close by the end of the year. The move will impact 251 unhoused people.”

      BTW, what kind of young girls would gleefully stab to death one nice and suddenly homeless man? My heart boils.

      https://t.co/MbzdMqwsZa

    • ctv – 8 Ontario teenage girls charged with second-degree murder

      A Toronto man is dead after a group of eight teenage girls allegedly stabbed him to death.

  1. How teacher educators view the role of teachers

    [Authors] (2023) The perspectives and pedagogies of middle school social justice educators, Middle School Journal,
    DOI: 10.1080/00940771.2022.2142004
    Publishers Taylor and Francis

    This study presents the perspectives and pedagogical practices of teachers who self-identify as social justice educators.
    …. [Their success is that they]….offer a space for counternarratives and revisionism in their classrooms.

  2. How teacher educators view the role of teachers
    More titles from this journal
    https://archive.vn/18tkY
    This study presents the perspectives and pedagogical practices of teachers who self-identify as social justice educators.
    …. [Their success is that they]….offer a space for counternarratives and revisionism in their classrooms.

  3. ET,

    Walking down the street today I found the colour blue
    I had a choice so picked it out of all the other hues
    It was sitting between Christmas cheer and memories gone by
    I plucked it from the sidewalk like the heaviest of dimes.

    But now I wish I’d picked the green much jollier, by far
    It lights my mood more easily and takes my mind off time
    Walking on my shoulders felt the weight of this choice done
    The consequence of choices made and sticking to my guns.

    At Noel Street I turned the corner lost in my own thoughts
    And damned if I collided with another walker lost
    “Sorry, friend, it’s all my fault,” I blurted right away
    “Oh no, oh no, it’s me,” he said, in a humble gracious way.

    “A few blocks back I stumbled on some colours on the ground
    Regrettably I picked the blue and now I’m weighted down.
    I’m thinking of my family, who are so far away
    And friends who will not speak to me for fear of what I’ll say.”

    “Well what a odd coincidence–the same is my sad lot!”
    (The dawning of some yellow, now, flickered in my head
    The sunrise of ideas shone some light of hope to mind)
    “Then it seems to me, my newfound friend, we have the right to choose
    Any colour that we wish instead of playing with the blues
    For life is for the living, and I still think this is true
    So let’s have a drink and sing a song and screw the colour blue.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKeZc61DLY

    How can I miss you if you won’t go away?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QdBJERUtskc

    You’re the reason our kids are ugly.

  4. Mass produced, MSM overfed, human rubbish of which the Left is now so proud that they want them all to vote at 16.
    It is not just these girls who are guilty but those who dictate just how they think and feel: the educators(?), the MSM, the politicians and those who run social media. (?TikTok..I would like to know)
    It is NO different to the effects of indoctrination on children anywhere as they probably saw him as human trash because he disagreed with what they wanted.

    • We have a Prime Minister who degrades anyone who does not follow him. History shows what happens when a leader of a country asks “Should we tolerate theses people.”

      • Very true, one of the reasons I keep predicting civil wars is the way the leftist leaders keep vilifying their political opponents.

  5. DEC 21 2022 – WaPo -No conclusive evidence Russia is behind Nord Stream attack

    World leaders</b< were quick to blame Moscow for explosions along the undersea natural gas pipelines. But some Western officials now doubt the Kremlin was responsible.

    After explosions in late September severely damaged undersea pipelines built to carry natural gas from Russia to Europe, world leaders quickly blamed Moscow for a brazen and dangerous act of sabotage. With winter approaching, it appeared the Kremlin intended to strangle the flow of energy to millions across the continent, an act of “blackmail,” some leaders said, designed to threaten countries into withdrawing their financial and military support for Ukraine.

    But now, after months of investigation, numerous officials privately say that Russia may not be to blame after all for the attack on the Nord Stream pipelines.

    “There is no evidence at this point that Russia was behind the sabotage,” said one European official, echoing the assessment of 23 diplomatic and intelligence officials in nine countries interviewed in recent weeks.

    Some went so far as to say they didn’t think Russia was responsible. Others who still consider Russia a prime suspect said positively attributing the attack — to any country — may be impossible.

    In the months after the explosions, which resulted in what was probably one of the largest-ever single releases of methane gas, investigators have combed through debris and analyzed explosives residue recovered from the bed of the Baltic Sea. Seismologists have pinpointed the timing of three explosions on Sept. 26, which caused four leaks on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines.

    No one doubts that the damage was deliberate. An official with the German government, which is conducting its own investigation, said explosives appear to have been placed on the outside of the structures.

    But even those with inside knowledge of the forensic details don’t conclusively tie Russia to the attack, officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to share information about the progress of the investigation, some of which is based on classified intelligence.

    “Forensics on an investigation like this are going to be exceedingly difficult,” said a senior U.S. State Department official.

    The United States routinely intercepts the communications of Russian officials and military forces, a clandestine intelligence effort that helped accurately forecast Moscow’s February invasion of Ukraine. But so far, analysts have not heard or read statements from the Russian side taking credit or suggesting that they’re trying to cover up their involvement, officials said.

    Attributing the attack has been challenging from the start. The first explosion occurred in the middle of the night to the southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm. Scientists detected two additional explosions more than 12 hours later to the northeast of the island.

    Given the relatively shallow depth of the damaged pipelines — approximately 80 yards at the site of one explosion — a number of different actors could theoretically have pulled off the attack, possibly with the use of submersible drones or with the aid of surface ships, officials said. The list of suspects isn’t limited only to countries that possess manned submarines or deep-sea demolitions expertise.

    The leaks occurred in the exclusive economic zones of Sweden and Denmark. European nations have been attempting to map which ships were in the region in the days before the explosions, in the hope of winnowing the field of suspects.

    “We know that this amount of explosives has to be a state-level actor,” Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavisto said in an interview this month. “It’s not just a single fisherman who decides to put the bomb there. It’s very professional.”

    Regardless of the perpetrator, Haavisto said that for Finland, which isn’t a Nord Stream client, “The lesson learned is that it shows how vulnerable our energy network, our undersea cables, internet … are for all kinds of terrorists.”

    Russia remains a key suspect, however, partly because of its recent history of bombing civilian infrastructure in Ukraine and propensity for unconventional warfare. It’s not such a leap to think that the Kremlin would attack Nord Stream, perhaps to undermine NATO resolve and peel off allies that depend on Russian energy sources, officials said.

    But a handful of officials expressed regret that so many world leaders pointed the finger at Moscow without considering other countries, as well as extremist groups, that might have the capability and the motive to conduct the attack.

    “The governments that waited to comment before drawing conclusions played this right,” said one European official.

    Condemnation of Moscow was swift and widespread. On Sept. 30, four days after the explosions, U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm told the BBC it “seems” Russia was to blame. “It is highly unlikely that these incidents are coincidence,” she said.

    German Economy Minister Robert Habeck also implied that Russia, which has consistently denied responsibility, was responsible for the explosions. “Russia saying ‘It wasn’t us’ is like saying ‘I’m not the thief,’” Habeck told reporters in early October.

    An adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called the ruptures “a terrorist attack planned by Russia and an act of aggression toward [the European Union].”

    “No one on the European side of the ocean is thinking this is anything other than Russian sabotage,” a senior European environmental official told The Washington Post in September.

    But as the investigation drags on, skeptics point out that Moscow had little to gain from damaging pipelines that fed Western Europe natural gas from Russia and generated billions of dollars in annual revenue. The Nord Stream projects had stirred controversy and debate for years because they yoked Germany and other European countries to Russian energy sources.

    “The rationale that it was Russia [that attacked the pipelines] never made sense to me,” said one Western European official.

    Nearly a month before the rupture, the Russian energy giant Gazprom stopped flows on Nord Stream 1, hours after the Group of Seven industrialized nations announced a forthcoming price cap on Russian oil, a move intended to put a dent in the Kremlin’s treasury. During Putin’s long stretch in office, the Kremlin has used energy as an instrument of political and economic leverage, employing the threat of cutoffs to bully countries into going along with its goals, officials said. It didn’t make sense that Russia would abandon that leverage.

    Germany had halted final authorization of Nord Stream 2 just days before Russian forces invaded Ukraine. But the pipeline was intact and had already been pumped full with 300 million cubic meters of natural gas to ready it for operations.

    European and U.S. officials who continue to believe that Russia is the most likely culprit say it had at least one plausible motive: Attacking Nord Stream 1 and 2, which weren’t generating any revenue to fill Russian coffers, demonstrated that pipelines, cables and other undersea infrastructure were vulnerable and that the countries that supported Ukraine risked paying a terrible price.

    Haavisto noted that Finland has taken steps to strengthen infrastructure security since the explosions. Germany and Norway have asked NATO to coordinate efforts to protect critical infrastructure such as communication lines in the North Sea and gas infrastructure.

    “But it’s at the same time true that we cannot control all the pipelines, all the cables, all the time, 24/7,” Haavisto said. “You have to be prepared. If something happens you have to think, where are the alternatives?”

    The war prompted European countries to build up stockpiles of alternative energy, making them less dependent on Russian sources. But the Nord Stream attack has left many governments uneasy about the lengths to which Russia or other actors might go.

    Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom said his government was waiting for the country’s independent prosecutor’s office to complete its investigation into the explosions before reaching a conclusion. Sweden, along with Denmark, increased its naval patrols right after the attack.

    “We have spoken about [the explosions] as part of the view that the security situation in the northern part of Europe has deteriorated following Russia’s aggression on Ukraine, with all the implications that it has,” Billstrom said in an interview this month.

    The prospect that the explosions may never be definitively attributed is unsettling for nations like Norway, which has 9,000 kilometers (5,500 miles) of undersea gas pipelines to Europe.

    A Norwegian official said Norway is attempting to strengthen security around its own pipelines and broader critical infrastructure. It is investing in surveillance; working with Britain, France and Germany to intensify naval patrols; and trying to find ways to keep oil and gas flowing in the event of another attack.

    Norway is also investigating the appearance of unidentified aerial drones around its oil and gas facilities around the time of the Nord Stream attacks.

    “It’s not a good thing,” the official said, of the possibility that the Nord Stream explosions may remain unsolved. “Whoever did it may get away with it.”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/2022/12/21/russia-nord-stream-explosions/

    • zero hedge – Zelensky Expected To Tell Congress That $45BN In New Aid Is “Not Enough”

      […]The US is about to reach $100 billion in total aid committed to Ukraine, and as Glenn Greenwald points out, this far surpasses the total current Russian military budget…

      […]Looks like Zelensky flying to Washington on a US Air Force plane.

      […]With Ukraine’s Zelensky reportedly in the air en route to Washington where he’s is to deliver a “very special” in-person speech to US lawmakers, it’s being widely reported Wednesday morning that President Biden is expected to announce the US will deliver the Patriot missile defense system, along with another $2 billion in defense aid.

      … over at CNN Zelensky is being compared to Winston Churchill..

      …. the White House wants to put on a “big show of bipartisan support for Zelensky” in hopes of shoring up political “momentum” for continued assistance to Kiev,

      MORE :

      https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/biden-announce-patriot-missiles-ukraine-zelensky-arrives-dc

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      CNN – Why Zelensky’s surprise US visit is so hugely significant

      […]Zelensky’s White House visit Wednesday will symbolically bolster America’s role as the arsenal of democracy

      […]Zelensky poised to collect massive US military aid

      https://www.cnn.com/2022/12/21/politics/us-visit-zelensky-analysis/index.html

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      CNN – Massively important’: Amanpour on Zelensky’s surprise trip to US

      ( 10 min )

    • reuters- U.S. announces $1.85 billion in additional military assistance for Ukraine

      – The United States will provide $1.85 billion in additional military assistance for Ukraine, including a transfer of the Patriot Air Defense System, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement on Wednesday.

      The announcement comes as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky was headed to Washington on Wednesday to meet President Joe Biden and address Congress in his first known overseas trip since Russia invaded Ukraine 300 days ago.

      The assistance includes a $1 billion drawdown to provide Ukraine with “expanded air defense and precision-strike capabilities” and an additional $850 million in security assistance, Blinken said.

      https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/us-announces-185-billion-additional-military-assistance-ukraine-2022-12-21/

      Anthony Blinken: Ukraine will receive Patriot missiles from the USA

      The US Secretary of State in Lincoln confirms this evening (Wednesday) that Patriot missiles will be included in the aid package that the US will provide to Ukraine.

      https://www.israelnationalnews.com/flashes/594911

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      europravda – Zelenskyy stops over in Poland on his way to Washington summit

      …arrived by train in the town of Przemysl in the southeast of Poland and will fly on to Washington DC in a historic trip.

  6. DEC 20 2022 – UNIVERSITY of LUXEMBURG – Characteristics associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

    Understanding what lies behind actual COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy is fundamental to help policy makers increase vaccination rates and reach herd immunity.

    We use June 2021 data the COME-HERE survey to explore the predictors of actual vaccine hesitancy in France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Spain and Sweden.

    We find that Post-Secondary education, home-ownership, having an underlying health condition, and one standard-deviation higher age or income are all associated with lower vaccine hesitancy of 2–4.5% points.

    Conservative-leaning political attitudes and a one standard-deviation lower degree of confidence in the government increase this probability by 3 and 6% points respectively. (Study published as Borga, L.G., Clark, A.E., D’Ambrosio, C., and Lepinteur, A.(2022). “Characteristics associated with COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy.” Scientific Reports 12, 12435)

    • DEC 20 2022 – University of Luxemburg – Can Social Media be used to complement findings on vaccine hesitancy from social surveys?

      With 745,661 vaccine-related tweets originating from three Western European countries, we compare vaccine hesitancy levels measured with our framework against that collected from multiple consecutive waves of surveys.

      We successfully validate that Twitter, one popular social media platform, can be used as a data source to calculate consistent public acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines with surveys at both country and region levels.

      In addition, this consistency persists over time although it varies among socio-demographic sub-populations.

      Our findings establish the power of social media in complementing social surveys to capture the continuously changing vaccine hesitancy in a global health crisis similar to the COVID-19 pandemic.

      (Study published as Chen, N., Chen, X., Pang, J., Borga, L.G., D’Ambrosio, C., and Vögele, C. (2022). “Measuring COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Consistency of Social Media with Surveys.” University of Luxembourg, mimeo.)

    • DEC 20 2022 – University of Luxemburg – The PANDEMIC project – Uni.lu

      Researchers at the University of Luxembourg are since May 2020 conducting a number of research projects on various aspects of the coronavirus pandemic.

      They aim to understand the consequences of COVID-19 on individuals and societies, and to develop guidelines for policy makers to boost economic performance while at the same time protecting the health and well-being of the population.

      https://pandemic.uni.lu

    • AUSTRALIA – Top doctor says she suffered COVID-19 vaccine injury

      Dr Kerryn Phelps is calling for more research into COVID-19 vaccines after she says she experienced a vaccine injury.

    • DEC 21 2022 – DEUTSCHE PRAVDA – China: End of COVID zero leads to infection spike

      After widespread protests against China’s strict zero-COVID policy, officials recently abandoned the strategy on a national basis, moving away from lockdowns and mass testing.

      With much of the population unvaccinated, there are fears of mutations, high fatalities, and economic upset.

  7. National Post. A little know book

    Canada funded this assisted suicide “activity book” for children. The Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) Activity Book was first published in July by the group Canadian Virtual Hospice.

    The book is not intended for children who are themselves seeking assisted death, and it is not subject to mass- distribution through schools or public libraries. Minors are ineligible for medically assisted death in Canada, although there has been a push by the Quebec College of Physicians to extend the practice to severely disabled newborns.

    Rather the Activity book is intended for children who may soon be ((unbelievable)) attending a medically assisted death in a person. “Created for young people who may have someone in their life who may have MAID”, the group declared in a statement. MAID is defined in the booklet as the use of medicines to stop a “person’s body from working”. When their body stops working, the person dies, it reads.

    Children are guided through “three medicines” that constitute the lethal injection process, and are urged not to attempt to change the mind of a family member who has opted for assisted death.

    “As much as other people may want to change their mind, the person who is choosing MAID probably wishes just as strongly that they could change their illness or condition and how it is affecting their life”, it reads.

    Financed by HEALTH CANADA, the 26 page booklet was written by Ceilidh Eaton
    Russell, a MacMaster University lecturer and consultant on grief in children. Russell is also behind the handbook Living Dying; A Guide for Adults Supporting Grieving Children and Teenagers.

    In 2020, the Parliamentary Budget office prepared a report for the House of Commons noting that MAID would yield a NET SAVINGS for the healthcare system by slashing the need for palliative care and other “end of life” COSTS.

    Hey if drinkin don’t kill you, Justine Trudeau will.

  8. There is a new video out called “Two men destroying America”. Not a big surprise to someone who has followed the Theo greedy, monsters.

  9. ctv -Canada moves to mandate electric vehicle sales starting in 2026

    One-fifth of all passenger cars, SUVs and trucks sold in Canada in 2026 will need to run on electricity under new regulations Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault is proposing Wednesday.

    By 2030, the mandate will hit 60 per cent of all sales and by 2035, every passenger vehicle sold in Canada will need to be electric.

  10. AWESOME! Brazil’s First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro Leads Patriots in Prayer – “Camouflage Santa Coming for Christmas”
    By Richard Abelson
    Published December 21, 2022 at 7:45am
    122 Comments

    President Bolsonaro and beautiful First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro led prayers with their supporters outside the presidential palace in Brasilía Tuesday. Speaking to protestors, one General seemed to promise a military intervention over Christmas. Brazil observer Matt Tyrmand said the Brazilian Military “are going to war … hopefully in the next 48 hours.”

    President Bolsonaro appeared outside the Alvorada Palace in Brasilía on Tuesday with his wife Michelle for the Lowering of the Flag
    In a moving scene, beautiful First Lady Michelle Bolsonaro fell to her knees to pray the Lord’s Prayer with the protestors, wearing a T-shirt that read “Jesus
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/awesome-michelle-bolsonaro-leads-patriots-prayer-camouflage-santa-coming-christmas/

  11. Should We Let Someone Who Was Elected by Cheating and Fraud Stay in Office and Continue to Destroy our Country?” – President Trump on FBI and Twitter Collusion
    By Joe Hoft
    Published December 21, 2022 at 12:45pm
    372 Comments

    We’ve learned over the past few weeks with conclusive evidence that the FBI and Twitter colluded to hide the many crimes and perverted relationships on Hunter Biden’s laptop before the 2020 Election.

    Last night, Jesse Watters shared his thoughts about Big Tech and FBI collusion on FOX News.

    If we’ve learned anything, it’s that the government’s no longer in it for the little guy. They’re in it for themselves and it’s been in the works for years.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/let-someone-elected-cheating-fraud-stay-office-continue-destroy-country-president-trump-fbi-twitter-collusion/

    • twitter @StephenM

      So at the time when FBI corruption has been exposed in spectacular fashion, and the new House majority is getting ready to issue urgent subpoenas, the Senate is racing to give the FBI a large raise and a flashy new HQ — eliminating yet more leverage.
      ===================================
      We’re back for day two of the omnibus breakdown.

      The FBI is getting a new, $375 million HQ – final location TBD.

      Look for that to be a fight next Congress.

      Retiring Senator Shelby already has several buildings named after him – this adds an FBI training center to the list.

      https://twitter.com/StephenM/status/1605580343175569409

      ==============================

      https://twitter.com/RepDanBishop

  12. Democracy Dies in Darkness: Biden Regime Forbids US Border Patrol Officials from Releasing Total Daily Illegal Alien Apprehensions on Social Media
    By Jim Hoft
    Published December 21, 2022 at 11:00am
    205 Comments

    The Biden regime initiated their coup de grâce of America.

    The borders will be wide open. The system will be overwhelmed.

    The regime is expecting 18,000 illegal migrant apprehensions a day this comeing year as Title 42 is rescinded.

    Tens of thousands of illegals are lining up on the border to enter the US illegally. The Biden administration will then give them money, a nice hotel room somewhere in Middle America, and fly them or bus them into the interior.

    But in order to accomplish their final goal of taking down the United States in one final act of treason, they must control the narrative.

    Five million illegal aliens crossed into the US in Joe Biden’s first two years in office.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/democracy-dies-darkness-biden-regime-forbids-us-border-patrol-officials-releasing-total-daily-illegal-alien-apprehensions-social-media/

  13. MEDIA, POLITICSDecember 20, 2022
    ABC’s Martha Raddatz Under Fire Over Abbott Interview

    There is an interesting controversy this week after ABC’s Martha Raddatz took Texas GOP Governor Greg Abbott to task for public comments about the open Southern border as fueling the crisis. Raddatz is being criticized for her claim that President Joe Biden has never encouraged migrants to come over the border — a statement that many objected to as demonstrably false. However, I am more interested in a different aspect of her remarks: the objection to Abbott’s language. It is the type of objection that one finds from a system of state media where the narrative is supposed to be replicated and uniform.

    Abbott has criticized the Biden administration’s “open-border policies” and Raddatz immediately objected to that language in her interview:

    You talk about the border wall, you talk about open borders, I don’t think I’ve ever heard President Biden say, ‘We have an open border, come on over.” But people I have heard say it are you, are former President Trump, Ron DeSantis. That message reverberates in Mexico and beyond. So, they do get the message that it is an open border.”

    Critics immediately pointed out past Biden comments criticized as seemingly encouraging such border crossers: “They deserve to be heard. That’s who we are. We’re a nation that says, ‘If you want to flee, and you’re fleeing oppression, you should come.’”

    They also point out that Raddatz herself was told by one border crosser that he “basically” made the trip because Biden was elected.

    However, it was the objection to the use of divergent language that was equally striking. ABC and other mainstream media sites have been accused of echoing the narrative of the Biden Administration and largely ignoring (until recently) the crisis at the southern border. Those who raise the issue have been denounced as exaggerating or inventing a crisis.

    Raddatz’s interview is reminiscent of the interview by Leslie Stahl on CBS with former President Donald Trump where she shutdown Trump referring to the spying on this campaign by declaring that there is no evidence of such spying. There was already ample evidence of such spying, but Stahl simply told viewers that it was untrue.

    The Raddatz interview raises again the danger of a de facto state media where media echoes the position of the government by choice rather than coercion. Her objection was that Abbott and others keep referring to a crisis when the Administration and mainstream media do not use such terms. As a journalist, she is objecting to a public official in a border state calling out a crisis as thousands pour over his border on a daily basis.

    Raddatz’s objection was notably virtually identical to the talking point put out by the White House. White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has declared “It would be wrong to think the border is open. It is not open.” She added “anyone who suggests otherwise is simply doing the work of these smugglers who, again, are spreading misinformation which is very dangerous.”

    It is unclear what Raddatz is suggesting. Was the governor of Texas supposed to stop responding to the outcry of border cities to the massive influx? Was he supposed to insist that the border is not open as videos show hundreds just walking over the border?

    Raddatz is an accomplished journalist and I have great respect for her career. We can all craft questions or comments poorly. However, the concern is that this interview occurred in the context of ABC and other networks steadfastly ignoring the growing crisis at the border.

    https://jonathanturley.org/2022/12/20/abcs-martha-raddatz-under-fire-over-abbott-interview/

  14. “‘Died Suddenly’ Whistleblower Dr. Theresa Long on mRNA in Pilots w/ Dr. Kelly Victory – Ask Dr. Drew” Dr. Drew – Live in 104 minutes – December 21, 2022 at 6:00PM

  15. KARI LAKE TRIAL: HUGE! 48 of 113 Ballots Reviewed During Kari Lake Challenge Were 19-Inch Ballots on 20-Inch Paper — THAT JAMMED THE MACHINES ON ELECTION DAY
    By Cristina Laila
    Published December 21, 2022 at 3:08pm
    28 Comments

    Kari Lake will appear in court on Wednesday for her historic election contest trial against Maricopa County and Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs.

    Election Day tabulators across Maricopa County were not working in this year’s midterms.

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    Voters were told to put their ballot into a box under the tabulator so that their ballot may be tabulated at a later time downtown.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/kari-lake-trial-25-year-cyber-security-expert-testifies-oath-using-wrong-size-ballots-election-day-caused-rejected-video/

  16. GBN – Mark Steyn speaks out on suffering two heart attacks as GB News host reveals he was ’15 minutes from death’

    PUBLISHED Monday 19 December 2022 – 17:24

    GB News’ Mark Steyn has spoken out on his recovery from two heart attacks.

    The GB News host suffered the first one “without recognising” the symptoms, before hosting his show on The People’s Channel.

    Speaking on his current absence from GB News, Steyn said: “I’m too medicated to manage artful evasions.

    “I had two heart attacks. Because I didn’t recognise the first one, as such, the second one was rather more severe.”

    The experienced broadcaster spoke about the shocking ordeal, saying he “doesn’t look right”, looking back at images of himself presenting the Mark Steyn show during the first heart attack.

    Speaking on SteynOnline, he said: “The good news is that the first one occurred when I was in London. If you get a chance to see that day’s Mark Steyn Show, with hindsight, I don’t look quite right in close-ups.

    “By not recognising it as a heart attack, I deftly avoided being one of those stories we feature on the show every couple of nights about people in the UK calling emergency and being left in the street for 15 hours before an ambulance shows up.

    “I had a second heart attack in France. With Audrey helping me in the ambulance, she told me I was 15 minutes from death.”

    The presenter also revealed he would remain in France over Christmas and New Year as he is unable to leave medical care and return to New Hampshire.

    With Steyn recovering from his heart attacks, fellow GB News host Mark Dolan stepped into the role between December 13 until December 15.

    Dolan, who hosts Mark Dolan Tonight on GB News, tweeted: “My friend and colleague Mark Steyn has suffered two heart attacks. He is a colossal talent and a brilliant guy – get well soon legend.”

    Fellow GB News host Dan Wootton has also voiced his support for Steyn, tweeting: “Sending love and prayers to Mark Steyn today. We need you back on GB News soon.”

    https://www.gbnews.uk/news/mark-steyn-speaks-out-on-suffering-two-heart-attacks-as-gb-news-host-reveals-he-was-15-minutes-from-death/409720

  17. Just the News founder John Solomon joined Jason Chaffetz on Hannity Wednesday night to discuss a new report implicating Nancy Pelosi in the failed US Capitol security on January 6.

    According to the report House Republicans have collected emails and text messages implicating Pelosi in the failed security situation at the US Capitol that day.

    Recall, it was President Donald Trump who recommended 10,000 National Guard troops at the US Capitol on Jan. 6. Pelosi turned him down.

    It was never Trump’s fault. It was always Pelosi’s fault

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/12/breaking-house-republicans-locate-emails-text-messages-implicating-pelosi-failed-jan-6-capitol-security-operation/

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