News from Around the Web for May 14, 2024

News From Around the Web

#10 Top Conservative News Website Hit in Data Breach — Around 26 Million Post Millennial Users Affected - Sead Fadilpašić Tech Radar, and ViprLab on X

More than 26 million people have had their personal data exposed on the dark web following a cyberattack on Post Millennial and Human Events. Post Millennial and Human Events are conservative media publications - the former for the Canadian market and the latter for the US, owned by the Human Events Media Group. Earlier this month, a threat actor defaced both websites, left a message impersonating the editor, and stole employee and subscriber data, including full names, email addresses, usernames, account passwords, IP addresses, phone numbers, postal addresses, and genders...

#9 The Georgia State Election Board Ensures 2024 Will Be a 2020 Repeat - Wendi Strauch Mahoney for UncoverDC and Emerald Robinson on X
During its quarterly meeting on May 7, 2024, the Georgia State Election Board (SEB) refused to refer Election Complaint (SEB2023-025) to the Attorney General (AG) for investigation and prosecution per a motion from SEB member Dr. Janice Johnston. The case is possibly one of the most important election cases in Georgia's history. Sadly, board member Rick Jeffares, who had promised support for the case, was a day late and several dollars short. Jaffares failed to show up at the hearing. The moment was critical and would have allowed him to second Johnston's motion to refer the case. His vote would have forced Chairman Fervier to put his cards on the table and break (or not break) the tie...

 
#8 Baltimore Bridge Hit with Demolition Charges to Free Ship Trapped in Wreckage - Annabella Rosciglione for Washington Examiner, and Emergent Perspective on X

The ship that hit Baltimore’s Francis Scott Key Bridge was freed on Monday after precision explosive charges targeted parts of the bridge where the ship was stuck. According to the U.S. Coast Guard, the blasts went “according to plan.” A series of charges emitted light flames and a small puff of smoke as they broke the bonds that held the bridge together.  “Over the last seven weeks, we’ve moved a total of 365 commercial vessels through the alternate channels that have been established,” Rear Adm. Shannon Gilreath said on Monday. The demolition process began once the body of the sixth victim of the ship crash was recovered last week. Weekend weather delays caused the process to move into Monday. Gov. Wes Moore (D-MD) announced that a 50-foot-deep and 700-foot-wide channel was expected to be available to ships by the end of May as part of efforts to reopen the Port of Baltimore swiftly...

#7 Democrat AGs Form Group to Promote Abortion, Shut Down Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers - Steven Ertelt  for LifeNews

Democrat AGs from 17 states have formed a working group to promote abortion and shut down pro-life pregnancy centers that provide women with real help and support during pregnancy. Making it clear they’re pro-abortion, not pro-choice, the liberal attorneys general are led by Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell, who says the group started to “protect access to abortion across our country.” The group will use the offices of AGs nationwide to advance their radical abortion agenda. Here’s more: Campbell said that the group held its first meeting this week and had 17 state attorneys general in attendance. She said they plan to use member attorney general offices’ resources to advance “reproductive health care.”

#6 'I Gave Up Shame Years Ago': Clinton Denounces Trump For Doing What She Did In 2016 - Tyler Durden Zero Hedge and Collin Rugg on X
“I gave up shame years ago.” Those words from actor John Lithgow appear to have been taken to heart by Hillary Clinton, who has severed any sense of self-awareness or shame in her public comments. Lithgow, who played Bill Clinton in the Broadway production of Hillary and Clinton, appears to have inspired the subject of his play. In a recent interview, Hillary Clinton heralded the prosecution of former president Donald Trump in Manhattan as “election interference” by keeping “relevant information” from voters before an election. For those of us who criticized Clinton for the funding of the infamous Steele dossier, it was a perfectly otherworldly moment...

 
#5 Controversial Wisconsin Clerk Admits To Violating Election Law, Claims She Doesn’t Understand It - M.D. Kittle for The Federalist and Public Interest Legal on X

Green Bay’s law-bending elections chief is at it again, but this time, City Clerk Celestine Jeffreys admits she didn’t understand the election law she was breaking. In response to a complaint filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation on behalf of three Green Bay citizens, Jeffreys “concedes that she has not been strictly adhering to the statutory requirements in Wisconsin Statutes … but the failure to do so was inadvertent and due to a lack of awareness of the statutory requirements.” 

#4 Panama’s Incoming President Wants To Shut Down His Country’s Most Treacherous Route For Migrants — But Will It Work? - Jason Hopkins for The Daily Caller and Laura Loomer on X

Panama’s new president-elect is pledging to close a key corridor used by hundreds of thousands of migrants en route to the U.S., but experts and Panamanians aren’t so sure it can be done. President-elect Jose Raul Mulino handily won the Panamanian presidential election earlier in May, riding a wave of voter discontent over the country’s slow economic growth and an endorsement from a popular former president. The 64-year-old lawyer also campaigned on a pledge to end the illegal immigration that runs through the tiny Central American nation’s Darien Gap — but some question the feasibility of that pledge, given the vastness of the jungle, the cartels that populate it and the sheer amount of migrants flowing through it...

#3 Utah Mom Sues Astrazeneca, Claiming She Was Left ‘Permanently Disabled’ in COVID Vaccine Trial - Emily Crane for The New York Post, and Tired of Being Politically Correct, and Robert Monotti on X

A Utah mother who says she was “permanently disabled” after taking part in the US clinical trial of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine is suing the drug manufacturer because it failed to cough up enough cash to cover her medical expenses. Brianne Dressen, 42, was “the picture of good health” when she started the British-made vaccine’s clinical trial in 2020 — but ended up developing a severe neurological condition, the lawsuit filed Monday alleges.“I walked into the clinic fine and walked out the beginning of a nightmare I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy,” Dressen said, per the court papers...
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#2 DOJ Requests Judge Order Steve Bannon to Begin Prison Sentence - ABC News and Inner City Press and InfoWars on X

Federal prosecutors on Tuesday requested the judge overseeing ex-Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon's criminal contempt of Congress case to order that he begin his four-month prison sentence after an appeals court last week upheld his conviction. Prosecutors said there is no legal basis for Judge Carl Nichols to continue the stay on Bannon serving his sentence after the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals conclusive ruling that rejected the basis for Bannon's appeal on all grounds." Consequently, there is no longer a 'substantial question of law that is likely to result in a reversal or an order for a new trial,'" prosecutors wrote in their filing Tuesday.


#1 Melinda French Gates Is Resigning From the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation - David Goldman for CNN and Wall Street Silver and Texas Lindsay on X

Melinda French Gates, one of the world’s preeminent philanthropists, said Monday she would resign as co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that she has helped lead since 2000. The foundation has made nearly $78 billion worth of grant payments in the nearly 25 years since its founding. French Gates made the decision “after considerable reflection, based on how she wants to spend the next chapter of her philanthropy,” the foundation’s CEO, Mark Suzman, wrote in a statement Monday. “Melinda has new ideas about the role she wants to play in improving the lives of women and families in the U.S. and around the world. And, after a difficult few years watching women’s rights rolled back in the U.S. and around the world, she wants to use this next chapter to focus specifically on altering that trajectory.”




 

And Now for Something Special smiley

Giant Structure Lurking in Deep Space Challenges Our Understanding of The Universe - Michelle Starr Science Alert and Victor Allison on X

A colossal structure in the distant Universe is defying our understanding of how the Universe evolved. In light that has traveled for 6.9 billion years to reach us, astronomers have found a giant, almost perfect ring of galaxies, some 1.3 billion light-years in diameter. It doesn't match any known structure or formation mechanism.  The Big Ring, as the structure has been named, could mean that we need to amend the standard model of cosmology. The discovery, led by astronomer Alexia Lopez of the University of Central Lancashire, was presented at the 243rd meeting of the American Astronomical Society in January and is reported in a pre-print paper available at arXiv.

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