Police Were Called to the Scene of An Explosion…What They Find Next is NOT What They Expected

Police were called out just before 1 p.m. on May 4 to a house on State Route 558 to investigate a fire and an explosion, where the primary damage from the fire was in the basement.

“Significant damage to the house, definitely not habitable. As far as time out, approximately a half an hour,” said Second Assistant Chief Frank Nulf, of the Columbiana Fire Department.

Sheriff McLaughlin reported that the marijuana and grow lights were found in the course of the investigation, though he noted that charges will not be filed until after the lab results are in.

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New York City Loses 12 Billion Dollars in Revenue Because of Corrupt Democrat Leaders

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As Europe rolls out a vaccine passport to try and support its tourism industry by any means necessary, the tourism industry in New York City is just showing its first signs of revival. Will it ever climb back to its all time highs?

High crime and strict lockdowns have destroyed New York City

With those who choose not to get vaccinated restricted from traveling abroad for the foreseeable future, domestic destinations like the Big Apple are excited by the prospect of a bigger-than-expected rebound. On that note, Bloomberg reports that the city’s tourism industry is just showing its first signs of revival, according to a report from the state Comptroller’s Office.

Spending by visitors to New York City dropped by 73% in 2020 from the year before, costing the city $1.2 billion in lost tax revenue, as 43.7MM fewer visitors arrived in the city in 2020. This accounted for 59% of the $2 billion in lost revenue the city believes was lost due to the pandemic. What’s more, the industry’s overall economic impact fell to $20.2 billion in 2020 from $80.3 billion in 2019.

Prior to the pandemic (September 2019), hotel occupancy in the City was 89.6 percent, the highest in the nation, and was a key factor attracting hotel builders and operators. By September 2020, occupancy had dropped to 38.9 percent, pressuring daily room rates.

While the first green shoots are starting to show, New York Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said it will take years for the industry to fully recover.

“The pandemic’s damage to this industry has been staggering and it may take years before tourism returns to pre-pandemic levels,” Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said in a statement on Wednesday. “Visitors and their spending are essential factors in measuring the health of the economy.”

Many residents have left NYC for good

Over the past few decades, NYC’s services-based economy has become increasingly dependent on tourism, as any panhandler in Times Square would likely attest.

Tourism jobs declined by more than 30% last year, from 283K to 194K, a loss of 89K jobs, numbers that – according to the latest nonfarm payrolls data, are finally creeping higher.

Since 1991, the number of visitors to the City has nearly tripled, with almost half the growth occurring in the last 10 years (between 2009 and 2019). Much of this has been driven by international tourism, although with the US’s lingering travel restrictions, international travelers have seen by far the biggest drop.

Though, to be sure, the majority of visitors to the city are still domestic travelers. But generally speaking, the city makes more money off of international tourists, with one international tourist typically spending 4x what a domestic tourist spends. Unsurprisingly, the majority of these jobs are located in Manhattan, though Brooklyn and Queens have seen rapid tourism job creation over the last 10 years.

Tourism industry employees, like hospitality workers, tend to live in the city. According to the report, 83% of the nearly 200K workers live in the city. A higher share are also self-employed. There are 60,800 firms in New York City that provide at least some of their services in support of tourism. Of these, 39.5 percent are located in Manhattan, while Brooklyn and Queens also account for large portions (25.3 percent and 22.5 percent, respectively).

Of course, even as international travelers start to trickle back once COVID-19 case numbers have returned to zero, it’s looking increasingly possible that a new scourge might take its place: violent crime, which is exploding in the city in the wake of the pandemic.

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State Jumps in Line With Florida, Signs Bill to End the Left Wing Terrorist Shenanigans

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An anti-rioting and pro-police bill is being considered by state representatives in the Tennessee House, following the lead of Florida, which enacted a similar measure last month.

Tennessee and Florida lay down the law on BLM riots

Tennessee House Bill 513 would increase penalties and punishment for criminal protesters, such as:

Harsher penalties for disruptive protesters. Making the penalty against protesters blocking roadways a Class E felony, punishable by up to six years in prison. Granting immunity to some drivers, if they unintentionally injure a protester.

Imposing a minimum sentence for those convicted of assaulting police officers, and making it harder for local governments to defund police departments.

As The Washington Examiner notes, H.R. 513 emulates a new Florida law signed by Gov. Ron DeSantis, which the governor says he signed because police were being discouraged from protecting victimized citizens.

Gov. Ron DeSantis described the new bill as “the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country.”

Red states standing up to left-wing terrorism and Conservatives are flocking there

“We saw last summer some of the local governments were actually telling, not necessarily in Florida, but throughout the country, basically telling these folks to stand, telling police to stand down while cities burned, while businesses were burned, while people were being harmed,” he added when he signed the bill last month.

Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ new anti-rioting bill sends a message that protests are fine, but violence is not. And they know the difference.

“Peaceful protests are alright,” Sheriff Grady Judd said. “But, rioting, looting, burning mom and pop out, ruining their lives—that’s not acceptable. So this is all about keeping the 20 plus million people that live in Florida safe as well as the millions of people that visit with us every year.”

He added, “We’ve got the back of the community. But, if the government officials don’t have our back then it’s impossible to keep the community safe and that’s what we’ve seen throughout the nation. The government officials are saying stand down. We have prosecutors saying we won’t prosecute. What do they think is gonna happen when you give the rioters permission to riot?”

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VIDEO: Armed Patron Stops BLM Right in Their Tracks

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BLM is at it again. Marching through peaceful downtown streets and terrorizing the citizens. One man wasn’t having it. Video shows a restaurant patron pull a small revolver and aim it at the thugs.

Of course the mainstream media fails to mention that several of the BLM goons were carrying rifles and wearing body armor as they approached the restaurant patio. Clearly trying to threaten and intimidate. See the video below.

BLM goons try to intimidate restaurant patrons and armed citizen responds

In response to the BLM riots, Gov. Ron DeSantis signed into law Florida’s “anti-riot” bill, which increases penalties for crimes committed during riots and is aimed at “combating public disorder.”

“If you look at the breadth of this particular piece of legislation, it is the strongest anti-rioting, pro-law enforcement piece of legislation in the country,” DeSantis said at a press conference. “There’s just nothing even close.”

Florida’s Senate passed the bill last week 23-17. The law, which goes into effect immediately, grants civil legal immunity to people who drive through protesters blocking a road and allows authorities to hold arrested demonstrators from posting bail until after their first court date.

The legislation increases the charge for battery on a police officer during a riot and adds language that could force local governments to justify a reduction in law enforcement budgets.

Americans growing tired of mob justice and Left-wing terrorism

The bill allows people to sue local governments over personal or property damages if they were determined to have interfered with law enforcement response during civil unrest. It also increases penalties for protesters who block roadways or deface public monuments and creates a new crime, “mob intimidation.”

Republicans say the bill would protect law enforcement officers and help prevent public disorder following recent unrest in the U.S.

Civil rights, social justice groups, and Democrats say it is an unconstitutional attack on free speech that would make it easier for law enforcement to charge those involved in a protest.

“The problem with this bill is that the language is so overbroad and vague … that it captures anybody who is peacefully protesting at a protest that turns violent through no fault of their own,” said Kara Gross, the legislative director at ACLU Florida, according to the Orlando Sentinel.

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They Caught Him, and What He Had on Him Will Make You SICK

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Yakima police say they caught a local man with more than a dozen P-EBT cards loaded with hundreds of dollars, in the name of local kids.

Fraud is up as governments spend a fortune on COVID stimulus

YPD says officer responded April 21st just after midnight to a wrecked car stranded on top of a landscaping rock. Police say the man at the car, 23-year-old Alberto Pastrana, had a warrant out for his arrest for domestic violence assault.

After the arrest, police searched Pastrana and say they found 14 P-EBT cards for 14 different people. The officer who made the arrest says Pastrana accused him of planting them.

P-EBT cards are funded through federal COVID-19 relief funds and provide money to help families with children who qualify for free or reduced price lunch. Police say each of the cards were active and loaded with between $665 to $861.

The cards combined were worth approximately $10,000. Officers were able to contact the parents or guardians of nine of the children and say the parents confirmed that they wanted to press charges.

In a later police interview, officers say Pastrana told them he’d found the cards on the sidewalk and was planning on returning them. Pastrana is facing charges of 9 counts of possession of stolen property.

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Democrats printing money like crazy while losers sell their EBT cards

The scam is quite simple actually. You get food stamps from the federal government and turn around and sell them on the streets for 50 cents on the dollar. It happens more than you may think and the hustle is happening right on your social media pages.

For families on food stamps it’s a lifeline to nutrition and helping put food on the table.

“They give us that for us to eat or have what we need,” Michael Beander, of West Philly, told reporters.

But getting food stamps on Facebook? It’s happening. One woman in North Philly is selling $150 in food stamps for 125 bucks on the 6th of the month. And on Craigslist where you could get 195 bucks in food stamps for just $95.

“You can go into just about any one of these corner stores and sell your food stamps for 50% of the value,” Arnett Woodfall explained.

He owns West Phillie Produce where you can get fresh pineapples and bananas but you can no longer use food stamps to buy them. The store stopped accepting food stamps because too many people were trying to abuse the system.

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Archbishop Makes it Clear, Nancy is Not Going to Have Her Ice Cream and Eat it Too

The Rev. Salvatore Cordileone did not single out any Catholics in his latest letter calling for Holy Communion to be withheld from public figures who support abortion rights. But the 17-page missive from the archbishop of San Francisco may have important implications for one of the archdiocese’s most famous parishioners: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

Nancy Pelosi is another fake Catholic in Washington DC

Pelosi, a California Democrat and high-profile Catholic, has long supported women’s right to access abortion care — and, for nearly as long, she has come under fire from those who say her views contradict the teachings of the church, which considers abortion a grave sin.

Even though Cordileone, among the country’s most conservative Catholic leaders, did not mention Pelosi by name, his letter implies that figures such as she should be denied Communion, the holiest of the religion’s sacraments. If an “erring Catholic” continues supporting abortion rights, even after conversations with church officials, a pastor’s “only recourse” is to temporarily exclude them from the sacrament, Cordileone wrote.

“This is a bitter medicine, but the gravity of the evil of abortion can sometimes warrant it,” he added.

Cordileone’s letter is the latest entry in an evolving debate about how Catholic leaders should handle politicians whose stances — particularly on abortion — do not jibe with the church’s doctrine. And the controversy has intensified since the election of the nation’s second Catholic president, who some say should also be denied Communion.

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Democrats claim to be Christians while supporting abortion

The archbishop acknowledged the polarizing political dynamic, writing in an addendum that he intentionally waited to publish his thoughts until after the 2020 election year to avoid “confusion among those who would misperceive this as ‘politicizing’ the issue.”

“Regardless of which political party is in power at a given moment, we all need to review some basic truths and moral principles,” Cordileone wrote.

Pelosi’s office did not respond to a request for comment, and representatives for the archdiocese did not respond to questions about whether Cordileone thinks Pelosi specifically should be barred from Communion.

The letter — titled “Before I Formed You in the Womb I Knew You” and released Saturday — comes in the run-up to a June gathering of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, where church leaders will vote on whether to draft a document on the Communion issue.

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REPORT: AZ Audit Chief Announcement

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There’s good news coming out from the big independent accounting of the 2020 election results. According to audit director Ken Bennett, everything is moving forward smoothly “despite continued attempts by Democrats to derail the process.”

Audit picking up steam

Former Arizona Secretary of State and current audit director Ken Bennett just announced that “Overnight we went from 20 counting locations on the floor to 46.”

He broke the good news on Sunday, adding that hopefully, “in the next day or two, they will be ready to fully staff that and then if we go to three shifts, which we are talking about, we will almost triple our throughput.” They have a lot of ballots to inspect.

Bennett isn’t saying a word about the findings so far, he’s holding that back until the audit is complete. “keeping the data and information secure is the main priority.”

What they’re doing in this stage of the investigation is “counting the ballots and evaluating them for irregularities such as folds or being marked with a Xerox machine as opposed to pen.”

Bennett isn’t happy at all that reporters from the mainstream networks keep “attempting to intimidate poll workers by taking photos of their license plates.”

The dedicated deplorables aren’t “stopping the hand recount until it’s complete.” It’s not the only contest going under the microscope either. It’s being reported that “another election audit is underway in a small New Hampshire town.”

The ‘Windham incident’

In New Hampshire, their state election officials “are struggling to choose a contractor to perform the election audit following the stunning revelations of the so-called Windham incident.” Selectman Bruce Breton relates that their state’s appointment of Mark Lindeman as chief election auditor is dangerous.

Lindeman, he notes, “has already criticized a similar audit in Arizona.” Deplorables there are “supporting the candidacy of Jovan Pulitzer who’s been vocal about election fraud.”

Windham’s local government is scheduled to meet Monday night to kick around the vote over who gets hired to do their audit. If Lindeman gets his way, the liberals will be doing jumping jacks, knowing that he’ll turn a blind eye to even the clearest evidence the election was compromised.

Every day, more and more patriotic nationalists are complaining about life in a post-constitutional America.

No matter what happens in the Arizona audit, the public is stuck with the accepted official result. Even if the Biden administration is illegitimate, the Palace is fully in control of the Pentagon.

All deplorables can do is continue to insist on election integrity and transparency. The 2022 mid-terms will be the next big test of whether we can pull back from the brink of the New World Order globalist takeover.

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Ex Elementary School Teacher Caught Being a Sexual Predator

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A former Bakersfield elementary school teacher was arrested in San Diego County on charges of engaging in sexually graphic conversations with former students with the intent to commit a sexual offense, according to police.

Pervert teacher arrested for targeting minors

Kyle Puette, 37, was arrested Thursday in Valley Center, police said. He worked at Louise Sandrini Elementary School from 2013 to 2017 and is currently employed as a 3rd and 5th grade teacher at Valley Center Elementary School.

The alleged crimes occurred in Bakersfield and Puette is being transported there to face charges. Police said two victims have been identified.

Puette contacted the juveniles through social media and engaged in “graphic and inappropriate” conversations through text and video messaging, police said.

“The Bakersfield Police Department is working closely with the Panama-Buena Vista School District as well as authorities in San Diego County,” a police news release said.

“This investigation is being conducted in association with the Bakersfield Police Department’s membership in the Central Valley Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.”

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Pedo creep fired from teaching children

In a statement the Valley Center-Pauma Unified School District wrote:

“Today at 2:00 p.m., we learned that one of our Valley Center-Pauma Unified teachers was arrested for offenses in Kern County. To our knowledge, the offenses that he was arrested for did not occur in Valley Center-Pauma.”

“We have no knowledge of any victims from our area. The district immediately placed the employee on administrative leave and is reviewing its legal options. He does not have contact with any district students at this time.”

Puette’s former employer, the Panama Buena Vista School District in Bakersfield, responded:

“The Panama-Buena Vista Union School District was notified by the Bakersfield Police Department that Kyle Puette, a former 5th grade teacher at Sandrini Elementary School, was arrested in San Diego County for allegedly sending harmful matter to seduce minors and communicating with minors through social media to commit a sexual offense.”

“Mr. Puette has not been employed by the District since the end of the 2016/17 academic year when he resigned to relocate outside of Bakersfield. The District will continue to work with our law enforcement partners to assist in their ongoing investigation.”

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked call police at 661-327-7111.

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First They Murder Him, What They Begin to Do With the Body is So GROSS

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Two men faced charges Tuesday in the murder and dismemberment of a 55-year-old man found in a vehicle that crashed in Fort Wayne, authorities said.

Murder suspects caught with dismembered body in Indiana

Mathew Cramer, 21, was charged with murder, resisting law enforcement using a vehicle and abuse of a corpse in the death of Shane Nguyen.

Jacob Carreon-Hamilton, 20, faces charges of assisting a criminal, resisting law enforcement in a vehicle and abuse of a corpse.

Officers found Nguyen’s body in black plastic trash bags in his van Sunday, two days after he was reported missing, an affidavit said. An autopsy determined Nguyen died from blows to his head.

The van was involved in a police chase Sunday. During the pursuit, the driver jumped from the vehicle and a passenger moved to the driver’s seat, the affidavit said. The van later crashed into a fence outside a home and the second driver fled on foot.

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Fort Wayne killers seen on camera buying supplies

A receipt from a hardware store for items including tarps and a hacksaw was found in the van, and Cramer and Carreon-Hamilton were seen in a video from the store buying the items, the affidavit said. A large knife was purchased from a Walmart.

The video also showed the men driving Nguyen’s van, the affidavit said. Cramer told police he’d asked Nguyen for a ride from Elkhart back to Fort Wayne and that he planned to kill Nguyen before they reached Fort Wayne, the affidavit said. It’s unclear how the two men knew each other.

Cramer told investigators they went to the storage unit and put Nguyen in a choke hold until he was unconscious. Cramer said he then slammed Nguyen’s head on the pavement, the affidavit said.

Cramer told police he used a knife to cut Nguyen’s body while Carreon-Hamilton held the body, the affidavit said.

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Police Officer Trolls Lebron James…Then He Gets Suspended for Being HONEST

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An Idaho cop was suspended this week after a video of him poking fun at NBA star LeBron James went viral on TikTok.

Police officer slams LeBron James online then gets suspended

Last week, after an officer killed a teenage girl wielding a knife to save the life of another black girl, James threatened the cop in a Twitter post that said “YOU’RE NEXT #accountablity.” It was after James quickly removed the tweet and then refused to apologize that Deputy Nate Silvester made a video mocking the Los Angeles Lakers player and pretending to ask him for advice on policing.

“Excuse me, could you please put the knife down, sir,” Silvester yelled before asking a fictional James “you don’t care if a black person kills another black person, but you do care if a white cop kills a black person, even if he’s doing it to save the life of another black person?”

“I mean, it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but then again you are really good at basketball so I guess I’ll take your word for it,” Silvester continued.

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Idaho cop refuses to apologize to the radical Left

The TikTok, which garnered more than 700,000 likes by Thursday afternoon prompted a public condemnation from the Bellevue Marshal’s Office which said it heard about the “extreme controversy” from people in the community who “took the time to reach out to us.”

“The statements made do NOT represent the Bellevue Marshal’s Office. The Bellevue Marshal’s Office always demands that our Deputies engage with our citizens in a friendly and professional manner. This is NOT how we expect our Deputies to act on duty or use city time. This is a personnel issue that is being dealt with internally,” the department said in a statement posted to Facebook.

While Silvester is still technically employed by the Marshal’s office, his best friend started a GoFundMe, which raised more than $92,000 in the first day, to rally support for the officer while he is suspended. A portion of the donations will be given to a charity for “families of fallen officers and first responders,” the fundraising website states.

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