Saturday, January 22, 2022

New study reveals no connection between COVID-19 vaccine and fertility issues

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President Biden meets virtually with His Excellency Kishida Fumio, Prime Minister of Japan

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Kenosha County drug investigation; $4M+ worth of cocaine found

From Fox6Now:

Kenosha County Sheriff's Department

A multi-state drug investigation, prompted after a Kenosha County overdose, led to the discovery of an estimated $4 million or more worth of narcotics.

According to the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department, deputies responded to a Salem Lakes home for a reported narcotics overdose in February 2021. The person involved ultimately survived after deputies administered NARCAN.

An investigation began to determine where the narcotics came from. It uncovered a large drug trafficking organization base in Pleasant Prairie. It operated mostly in Wisconsin and Illinois, but had ties to other locations throughout the U.S. and Mexico, officials said.

In December 2021, Kenosha County authorities led a multi-state operation with help from the FBI and Drug Enforcement Administration. The operation led to:

  • 106 pounds of cocaine that tested positive for fentanyl; street value estimated at $4 million to $6 million
  • Approximately $50,000 of recovered property that had been stolen from the area
  • $120,000 of personal assets that were determined to be used in the distribution of narcotics

The investigation is still active. The identity of those involved are not being released at this time, officials said.

Kenosha County saw more than 40 fatal overdoses in 2021, according to the sheriff's department, primarily from fentanyl-laced narcotics.


COVID in Racine; leaders address omicron surge

From Fox6Now:

Racine County leaders are encouraging residents to do their part to stop the spread of COVID-19 as they see positive cases rise—especially among essential workers.

Open Blog - Weekend

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Friday, January 21, 2022

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Twiggy the legendary water-skiing squirrel returns to the Milwaukee Boat Show

From JSOnline:

Twiggy the legendary water-skiing squirrel is at the Milwaukee Boat Show this week, carrying on a tradition that began more than 40 years ago.

She's really not that old, and over the years there have been at least 10 "Twiggies" that have put on shows in the U.S., Canada and Europe. The talented squirrels have also performed on national television and in movies. 

The first Twiggy was an orphan adopted by Chuck and Lou Ann Best, from central Florida, after Hurricane David hit their home state in 1979. They named her "Twiggy" because she chewed the leaves off Lou Ann's house plants, leaving nothing but twigs. 

Chuck taught Twiggy No. 1 to ski with a remote-controlled boat he had bought for his daughter's 6th birthday, and found that he enjoyed playing with it more than she did. 

"I have to learn to drive the boat so I can teach my squirrel to ski," he'd say. 

Twiggy became famous after Florida newspapers did a story about her that went viral long before the internet. A boat company offered to sponsor a tour, and calls poured in from folks wanting to book the squirrel for shows. 

The original act came to an end in November 1997 when Chuck suffered a heart attack and drowned while saving the life of his stepfather who had fallen into a river. 

However, the Best family brought the show back and made teaching children about water safety an important part of it. Lou Ann even created a squirrel-sized life jacket for Twiggy to wear in her performances. 

Twiggy's Water Safety Tour went on to appear in movies and TV shows such as "Good Morning America" and "Late Night with David Letterman."

In 2018, Lou Ann and Twiggy VIII, age 10, retired. The family business has since been run by Chuck Best Jr. 

Twiggy is scheduled to perform at the Milwaukee Boat Show on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Thursday, 4 p.m. and 7 p.m., Friday, 1 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.and Sunday, 12 p.m. and 3 p.m.


Rittenhouse seeks return of gun used during Kenosha shooting

From TMJ4:

Photo by: Sean Krajacic/AP
FILE- Kyle Rittenhouse looks back as attorneys discuss items in the motion for mistrial presented by his defense at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wis., on Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2021. Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted in the shootings of three men during street protests in Kenosha in 2020, has filed papers in court to recover property seized by police after his arrest – including the gun he used in the shootings. The filing said Rittenhouse wants to make sure the gun "is properly destroyed." (Sean Krajacic/The Kenosha News via AP, Pool_File)
Posted at 3:31 PM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 3:31 PM, Jan 20, 2022

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse, the Illinois man acquitted of fatally shooting two men and wounding a third during street protests in Kenosha in 2020, has filed papers in court to recover property seized by police after his arrest, including the gun he used in the shootings.

A motion filed in Kenosha County Circuit Court on Wednesday states that Rittenhouse wants the AR-15-style rifle returned so that it can be destroyed.

In November, the 19-year-old was found not guilty of all charges related to the shooting deaths of Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber and the wounding of Gaige Grosskreutz.

Rittenhouse shot the men during a chaotic night of protests over the police shooting of a Black man, Jacob Blake.


Open Blog - Friday

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Thursday, January 20, 2022

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Group delivers whistleblower documents on clergy abuse

From TMJ4:

Photo by: Markus Schreiber/AP
FILE - In this April 8, 2010 file photo a cross sits on top of a church in Berlin, Germany. A highly anticipated report commissioned by the Cologne archdiocese on church officials' handling of past cases of sexual abuse by clergy is set to be released. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
Posted at 7:56 AM, Jan 19, 2022
and last updated 8:45 AM, Jan 19, 2022

MILWAUKEE — An advocacy group working to end clergy abuse in Wisconsin has delivered thousands of documents from Wisconsin’s five Catholic dioceses to the state attorney general, documents it says show a systemic coverup of abuse.

Nate's Mission says the documents were provided to Nate’s Mission by whistleblowers within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and the Diocese of Madison, La Crosse, Green Bay and Superior.

The group handed boxes of documents to state Attorney General Josh Kaul on Tuesday to further the investigation launched last year into clergy abuse.

Kaul says the investigation continues, but no further information was available.


Mount Pleasant police chase, suspects arrested

From Fox6Now:

Sarah Schlecht; Joseph Bland

Mount Pleasant police arrested two suspects after a pursuit on Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Around noon, police said an officer tried to stop the suspects near Green Bay Road and Durand Avenue, but the vehicle did not stop and attempted to elude the officer by turning into a nearby neighborhood.

The suspects pulled into a driveway, abandoned their vehicle and then ran off. Officers searched the area, found the two and arrested them without further incident. One of the suspects, police said, had been hiding inside a garage.

Police identified the suspects as Sarah Schlecht and Joseph Bland. Both suspects were taken to the Racine County Jail and held on multiple pending charges. Schlecht's charges including fleeing and eluding.

The investigation found that the suspects had also been involved in a shoplifting incident at Menards before the officer’s attempt to stop them for an unrelated traffic violation. 

The investigation is ongoing.


Open Blog - Thursday

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Wednesday, January 19, 2022

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Racine County plane crash, pilot injured: officials

From Fox6Now:

Authorities say a 79-year-old man was injured after a small plane he was piloting crashed prior to takeoff Tuesday at the Sylvania Airport in Racine County.

The Racine County sheriff's office said the pilot was the sole occupant of the plane, which struck a fuel tanker truck prior to liftoff and spun around before colliding head-on into the vehicle.

The plane was leaking fuel, but there were no flames or smoke, the sheriff's office said.

The pilot was conscious and breathing. He was treated at the scene and taken to Froedtert Hospital via helicopter. His condition is not known.


Somers bar triple homicide, Rakayo Vinson convicted

From Fox6Now:

Court records indicate Rakayo Vinson was convicted Tuesday, Jan. 18 in the April 18 shooting at Somers House Tavern in the Village of Somers.

Rakayo Vinson, 25, was found guilty on all six charges: three counts of first-degree intentional homicide and three counts of attempted first-degree intentional homicide.

Killed were 24-year-old Cedric Gaston; 26-year-old Atkeem Stevenson; and 22-year-old Kevin Donaldson, all of Kenosha. 

According to prosecutors, Vinson got into a fight at the bar and opened fire as he was leaving. Video shows Vinson exchanging fire with Donaldson outside the tavern. Donaldson left in a car but later died at a hospital, prosecutors said.

Justin Haymond, Jordan Momani and Kevin Serratos were wounded but survived, according to the criminal complaint.

Family, friends remember 3 men killed in Somers tavern shooting

Vinson was arrested in Mount Pleasant after he allegedly stole a car from friends.  Investigators say those friends turned him in after Vinson returned the vehicle.

Two days after the shooting, Somers’ then fire chief said it was the most chaotic and horrific crime scene of his career.  

"We’re going to reinforce our training and responding to this type of emergency," he said.

On the first day of Vinson's trial, a disruption stopped the proceedings for a moment. During opening statements, court records show a relative of one of the victims interrupted with an outburst. She was found in contempt of court as Vinson unsuccessfully pushed to get a new attorney.


Open Blog - Wednesday

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

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Wisconsin Republican plan would lower age to carry concealed weapon

From TMJ4:

Photo by: Scott Olson
Posted at 8:53 AM, Jan 17, 2022
and last updated 11:14 AM, Jan 17, 2022

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican state lawmakers are pushing a plan that would lower the minimum age to legally carry a concealed weapon in Wisconsin.

Currently, a Wisconsin resident needs to be 21 before they can apply for a concealed carry permit. The GOP-backed bill would lower it to 18.

The measure’s sponsor, state Rep. Shae Sortwell says 18-year-olds have the right to vote or go to war so they should also have the right to carry a concealed weapon. While gun rights groups, including the National Rifle Association, support the plan, opponents include the city of Milwaukee, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Anti-Violence Effort.


Looters Raid Union Pacific Trains In Los Angeles, Searching For Amazon And UPS Packages

From ZeroHedge:

Tyler Durden's Photo
FRIDAY, JAN 14, 2022 - 09:20 PM

California leads the way in transitioning the US into what could be considered a third-world country. Progressive leadership in the state has lowered theft of $950 or less from felonies to misdemeanors, allowing for a wave of smash-and-grab robberies. 

Organized retail crime gangs no longer target large department and or boutique stores, snatching high-value merchandise from shelves but instead raid containers double stacked on train cars. 

"A section of the Union Pacific train tracks in downtown Los Angeles has been littered with thousands of shredded boxes, packages stolen from cargo containers that stop in the area to unload," CBS Los Angeles reported Thursday evening.

CBSLA photojournalist John Schreiber tweeted shocking videos of torn-apart packages by looters after they raided containers. Many of the boxes on the ground were from Amazon and UPS. 

"I'm told by law enforcement these UPS bags are especially sought after by thieves opening cargo containers… they are often full of boxes with merchandise bound for residential addresses. More valuable than say, a cargo container full of low-value bulky items like toilet paper," Schreiber said. 

Here's another stunning view of the looting aftermath. 

The reporter said containers on this route had been targeted multiple times. 

It appears organized retail crime gangs are becoming more brazen in their thefts as progressive leadership sits back and lets their city crumble under the weight of lawlessness. Some liberals are turning against their party as they see their chances for reelection fade. 

Open Blog - Tuesday

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Monday, January 17, 2022

Sisters of the Valley ‘Weed nuns’ praise study stating pot can prevent COVID-19

From New York Post:

A group of self-described “weed nuns” cheered a study that found cannabis may help prevent COVID-19 infections.

“We are, naturally, pleased that science is catching up with ancient wisdom,” Sister Kate of the Sisters of the Valley told The Sun.

An Oregon State University study, released last week, found two compounds in marijuana may bind to the COVID-19 spike protein, preventing its entry to healthy cells.

California "weed nun" Christine Meeusen, 57, (R), and India Delgado, who goes by the name Sister Eevee, smoke a joint at Sisters of the Valley near Merced, California, U.S., April 18, 2017.
Sisters of the Valley “weed nuns” are praising a new Oregon State University study stating weed can prevent COVID-19.
REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

“It’s wonderful progress to have the scientific community say ‘we’re already determined that there are compounds in hemp that can prevent infection’, so now, we can just get on to studying dosage,” said the nun, whose legal name is Christine Meeusen said. “That’s progress.”

California "weed nun" Christine Meeusen, 57, who goes by the name Sister Kate (R), Desiree Calderon, who goes by the name Sister Freya, and India Delgado, who goes by the name Sister Eevee, check hemp that is drying at Sisters of the Valley near Merced, California, U.S., April 18, 2017. Picture taken April 18, 2017.
The Sisters of the Valley, which is not related to the Catholic Church — grows its own pot and smokes it.
REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

Dr. Richard van Breeman, of OSU’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, said that the two compounds, cannabigerolic and cannabidiolic acids, could help prevent and treat COVID-19.

“They are not controlled substances like THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, and have a good safety profile in humans,” he added.

Meeusen’s northern-California-based feminist collective — the Sisters of the Valley, which is unsurprisingly not affiliated with the Catholic Church — grows its own pot, which it uses to create holistic health products. It started with just 12 plants, but grew to over $1 million in annual revenue before the pandemic.

“So we created something that is nonreligious, but it’s spiritual — and it’s very eco-feminist in nature.”

The "weed nuns" cheered an Oregon State University study that found cannabis may help prevent COVID-19 infections.
The “weed nuns” cheered an Oregon State University study that found cannabis may help prevent COVID-19 infections.
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