News from Around the Web for Feb 12, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 Alabama Station in Disbelief After 200-Foot Radio Tower Stolen - Katherine Itoh for NBC News and Zerohedge

A radio station in Alabama was forced to go silent after thieves stole its 200-foot radio tower and other equipment from a building. The station, WJLX, sent a landscaping crew to the site Friday morning for spring cleaning, only to find the 200-foot radio tower gone. When a crew member called the station’s general manager to break the news, he was in disbelief. “What do you mean the tower is gone? Are you sure you’re in the right place? I actually used more colorful words than that,” Brett Elmore recounted to NBC News. “He said there's wires all over the ground, and the tower is gone.”

#9 5.5 Tons of Fukushima Radioactive Water Leak Into the Ocean - TelesurHD
On Wednesday, Fukushima Central Television reported that approximately 5.5 tons of water containing radioactive materials had leaked from equipment at Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. 

At about 8:53 a.m., workers discovered water leaking from the outlet of a device used to purify nuclear-contaminated water during the inspection of the equipment, the local TV reported, citing the plant's operator, Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). The amount of water that leaked was approximately 5.5 tons, which may contain 22 billion becquerels of radioactive materials such as cesium and strontium. Most of the leaked water appeared to have seeped into the soil, but monitoring of a nearby drainage channel did not show any significant radiation level changes.TEPCO has made the area where the water was leaked a no-go area...

#8  U.S. Senate Advances $95 Billion Aid Package to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan in Rare Super Bowl Sunday Vote - Legit.Gov

In an unusual session held on Super Bowl Sunday, the U.S. Senate voted to move forward a substantial $95 billion aid package that will support Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, with no southern border security provisions. The vote garnered support from RINOs, with a final tally of 67-27. The vote came in response to Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.)'s steadfast refusal to expedite voting on the bill, which he vehemently criticized as "rotten" and detrimental to national interests... Eighteen Republican senators [useless eaters, one and all] supported the Ukraine war funding: Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Susan Collins (R-ME), John Cornyn (R-TX), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), John Kennedy (R-LA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Jerry Moran (R-KS), Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), John Thune (R-SD), Thom Tillis (R-NC), Roger Wicker (R-MS), and Todd Young (R-IN)...

But what's really going on in Ukraine? 
#7 Chornobyl’s Mutant Wolves Developing Resistance to Cancer - Stephen Sorace  for Fox News and Sky News Australia

Wolves in Chornobyl’s radiation zone appear to have developed a resistance to cancer after being exposed to high levels of radiation in the wake of the nuclear disaster 35 years ago, according to a new study. Cara Love, an evolutionary biologist and ecotoxicologist at Princeton University, found that the wolves in the Chornobyl Exclusion Zone (CEZ) have altered immune systems "similar to cancer patients undergoing radiation treatment," according to the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology. In 2014, Love and her colleagues put collars equipped with radiation dosimeters on wolves in the area and took blood samples to understand the animals' responses to being exposed to upwards of 11.28 millirem of radiation per day – six times the legal safety limit of radiation for humans. The research could help to identify protective mutations that can increase the odds of surviving cancer...


#6 Biden's Campaign Joins TikTok, Even as Administration Warns of National Security Concerns With App - The Associated Press

President Joe Biden's 2024 campaign is now on TikTok, even though he has expressed national security concerns over the platform and banned it on federal devices. Biden isn't expected to personally join the platform, aides said, nor the others in his administration. The account will be run entirely by the campaign team in an effort to reach voters in an ever-fragmented American population, particularly as younger voters gravitate away from traditional platforms. The inaugural post featured the president being quizzed on the Super Bowl — and included a reference to the latest political conspiracy theory centering on music superstar Taylor Swift...

#5 Trump Expected to Attend Hearing in Classified Docs Case that Will be Held in Special Secure Facility - ABC News

Former President Donald Trump is expected to be in attendance Monday in Florida when U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon presides over a hearing in his classified documents case in which attorneys will address issues surrounding the classified materials in question. The hearings will be under seal and held in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility or SCIF -- a specially-equipped secure room for viewing highly classified materials -- located in Fort Pierce, Florida. Trump's co-defendants in the case, aide Walt Nauta and Mar-a-Lago property manager Carlos De Oliveira, will not attend the hearing as they do not have clearance to access classified information...

#4 Off-Duty Officers Kill Female Shooter at Joel Osteen’s Lakewood Church in Houston - ABC News

A woman opened fire with a long gun inside celebrity pastor Joel Osteen's megachurch in Texas on Sunday afternoon before being shot and killed by off-duty police officers, authorities said. The armed woman, who was between the ages of 30 and 35 years old, entered the Lakewood Church in Houston just before 2 p.m. local time alongside a 5-year-old boy, who was critically wounded in the shootout with police. A 57-year-old man, who is not believed to be involved in the incident, was also shot but is in stable condition, according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner...

#3 Cattle Crisis as Production Plummets to Decades-Low Level, Rancher Warns - Paul Sacca for Blaze Media

Ss production of cattle has plummeted to its lowest levels in decades, and a rancher is warning that Americans are "going to pay the price" for the beef supply hitting a crisis point. "This is a bad situation for America's cattle farmers and America because we're producing 1 billion pounds less beef than we were in this country just a year ago," John Boyd, Jr. – president of the National Black Farmers Association – said during a Thursday interview on "Fox & Friends First."Boyd has been farming and producing beef for 41 years, and he stressed, "I'm telling you, this is a time when we should be investing in America's cattle, and we're not doing it." "We're not investing in America's beef and cattle farmers, and Biden policies are hurting America's cattlemen, such as myself," he continued. "They should be invested in America's cattle farmers and making sure that we have the tools needed to stay on the farm."

#2 Trump Jumps Into the NFL Drama with Taylor Swift and 'Liberal' Travis Kelce Ahead of Super Bowl LVIII - Jack Davis for The Western Journal

Former President Donald Trump said Sunday that President Joe Biden does not deserve pop star Taylor Swift’s endorsement. Last month, a report in The New York Times suggested that Biden's campaign advisers are captivated by the idea that Swift’s legions of loyal fans might be energized to support the president and perhaps part with their cash as they do so. Trump said Swift should stand by the man who helped her cash in on her fame. “I signed and was responsible for the Music Modernization Act for Taylor Swift and all other Musical Artists. Joe Biden didn’t do anything for Taylor, and never will,” Trump posted on Truth Social.

#1 Biden Releases Cryptic X Post After Taylor Swift's Chiefs Win Super Bowl LVIII - C. Douglas Golden

Well, that didn’t take long. During the two-week lead-up to Super Bowl LVIII in Las Vegas, we were repeatedly told that linking the Kansas City Chiefs, the team’s star tight end Travis Kelce, and his girlfriend Taylor Swift to President Joe Biden’s re-election campaign was a dumb narrative at best, a conspiracy theory at worst. For instance, I can’t tell you how many times I saw this Vivek Ramaswamy X post repeated in febrile pieces and social media jeremiads about Chiefs-Biden theories on the right getting out of control... But no, this is the Biden administration, so they didn’t give the moment some space. Instead, this is the cryptic, thoroughly unsettling tweet that came out from Biden’s account shortly after the Chiefs won...

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