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michael59

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One of the FIVE US Navy commanders axed in the last six days was ousted after being caught 'drunk driving' - while another was removed for 'inappropriate behavior'



Cmdr. Peter Lesaca (left), commanding officer of USS Preble, was relieved of his duty on June 14. On Wednesday it emerged that he had been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He is one of five top naval commanders to be fired in a week. The reasons for the dismissal of the other four (right) were not given. In February, the US Navy issued a similar string of firings that relieved three commanding officers of their duties, citing 'a loss of confidence' in the leaders' abilities.

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How much do you want to bet that they were ordered to do something reprehensible and keep it secret "to the grave".
 

nivek

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Portland resembles an 'open air drug market' after legalizing hard drugs: Overdose deaths skyrocket by 41% in the Democrat-led city as homeless addicts collapse on sidewalks



The streets of Portland resemble an 'open air drug market' after state officials' scheme to decriminalize hard drugs led to a surge in overdose deaths, critics claim. Law enforcement agents say that the streets of Portland are full of homeless addicts openly buying and selling drugs and that signs of drug addiction are actually increasing statewide, Fox News reported. Photos show the desperate situation in the liberal Pacific Northwest city, where people can be seen shooting up drugs or passed out in broad daylight. The dreadful scene comes 16 months after Ballot Measure 110-which passed with 58.8 percent support- decriminalized hard drugs in the Democrat-run state. Oregon was the first state in the United States to decriminalize possession of personal-use amounts of heroin, methamphetamine, LSD, oxycodone and other drugs after voters approved a ballot measure in 2020 to decriminalize hard drugs. A person found with personal amounts of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and other drugs receives a citation, like a traffic ticket, with the maximum $100 fine waived if they call a hotline for a health assessment. The state's program, which has been promoted as a way to establish and fund addiction recovery centers that would offer people aid instead of incarceration, is being watched as a potential model for other states.

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nivek

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USA Today removes TWENTY THREE stories from its website over claims reporter made-up quotes and fabricated interviewees for stories on Texas abortion ban, Ukraine and a guide to sunscreen



USA Today said it has deleted 23 articles from its website after an investigation found that the reporter who wrote them used fabricated sources. Gabriela Miranda, a breaking news reporter, resigned from the Virginia-based newspaper weeks ago. Miranda was assigned to cover 'trending news nationwide' while at USA Today. Before being hired by USA Today, she covered education and the Hispanic community with the Gainesville Times in Georgia.

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wwkirk

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USA Today removes TWENTY THREE stories from its website over claims reporter made-up quotes and fabricated interviewees for stories on Texas abortion ban, Ukraine and a guide to sunscreen



USA Today said it has deleted 23 articles from its website after an investigation found that the reporter who wrote them used fabricated sources. Gabriela Miranda, a breaking news reporter, resigned from the Virginia-based newspaper weeks ago. Miranda was assigned to cover 'trending news nationwide' while at USA Today. Before being hired by USA Today, she covered education and the Hispanic community with the Gainesville Times in Georgia.

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Astonishing-Not Astonishing. She was just making stuff up left and right.x9

The big question, which media outlet will hire her next? :furious:
 

nivek

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Nine crew members of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert are ARRESTED in the House of Representatives for unlawful entry 'after Adam Schiff let them in' - including Triumph the Insult Comic Dog creator Robert Smigel



Nine people who were filming comedy segments for 'The Late Show with Stephen Colbert' at the US Capitol were arrested and detained after they had conducted interviews with members of congress. The group includes 'Triumph the Insult Comic Dog' creator Robert Smigel (center,) prop director Brendan Hurley (top right,) stage manager Nicoletta Green (right center) and senior producer Jake Plunkett (bottom right.) According to Rep. Rodney Davis, an investigation will be held into whether or not the group were aided by Democrats Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Jake Auchincloss in gaining access to restricted areas. A CBS spokesperson told DailyMail.com that the group's interviews were authorized and pre-arranged. The members of the group are facing charges of charges of illegal entry to congressional offices, the same charge many of those accused of participating in the January 6 Capitol riot are facing.

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nivek

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Biden, 79, FALLS OFF his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home but reassures reporters 'I'm good' as he and Jill spend their 45th wedding anniversary and Juneteenth weekend in Delaware



Joe Biden fell off his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home in Delaware Friday, as he and his wife celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Biden took the bike ride - surrounded by agents - Saturday morning near his Rehoboth Beach home. Moments before the fall, he greeted reporters with a wave and a 'Good morning!' The Bidens marked their 45th wedding anniversary Friday and are spending the Juneteenth holiday weekend at the beach with the first cat, Willlow. On Friday, the first lady tugged her husband away as he stopped to talk to reporters as they left the White House. 'We gotta go,' Dr. Biden told the president.

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nivek

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michael59

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Toronto police say a woman suffered injuries after she was set on fire on board a Toronto transit bus Friday in what’s being described as a random attack.

 

pigfarmer

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Biden, 79, FALLS OFF his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home but reassures reporters 'I'm good' as he and Jill spend their 45th wedding anniversary and Juneteenth weekend in Delaware



Joe Biden fell off his bike during ride near his Rehoboth Beach home in Delaware Friday, as he and his wife celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. Biden took the bike ride - surrounded by agents - Saturday morning near his Rehoboth Beach home. Moments before the fall, he greeted reporters with a wave and a 'Good morning!' The Bidens marked their 45th wedding anniversary Friday and are spending the Juneteenth holiday weekend at the beach with the first cat, Willlow. On Friday, the first lady tugged her husband away as he stopped to talk to reporters as they left the White House. 'We gotta go,' Dr. Biden told the president.

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yeah. It's the bike's fault..... because pedal baskets are 'tricked out' .... oh my achin' ball bag.

The distance cyclist of 25+ years in me calls bullshit on all that. Sometimes things are just what they appear to be.
 

nivek

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Biden tweets about 'Putin's Price Hike' just moments after Fed chair said president was WRONG to blame Russia for US inflation: Powell warns of further interest rate hikes and recession



Federal Reserve chair Jerome Powell signaled that further rate hikes are likely as Sen. Elizabeth Warren warned him rate hikes would 'drive this economy off a cliff' in a Senate hearing Wednesday morning. Powell said that rate hikes will be decided on 'meeting by meeting' and that the central bank will need to see 'compelling evidence' that inflation is coming down to stop the hikes. The Consumer Price Index is currently running at 8.6 percent this May over last - the highest in over 40 years. The Fed last week hiked interest rates 0.75 percent, to a range of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. Throughout much of the pandemic the Fed kept rates at a near-zero number, insisting that inflation would be 'transitory.'

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