Cincy Police Close Street for Suspicious RV Following Nashville Blast

Cincy Police Close Street for Suspicious RV Following Nashville Blast Cincy Police Close Street for Suspicious RV Following Nashville Blast (Dreamstime)

By Brian Trusdell | Friday, 25 December 2020 08:07 PM

Police in Cincinnati closed a downtown street for approximately two and a half hours Friday to investigate a parked recreational vehicle before giving the ''all clear” and reopening the area.

The unusual action came hours after a recreational vehicle exploded in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, Christmas morning after broadcasting alerts for anyone who could hear them to clear the area.

"We take anything like this extremely seriously. We got units here as quickly as possible and cleared all the traffic out of the area,” Cincinnati Police Sgt. Jerry Hodges told the Cincinnati Enquirer. ''I understand people on heightened alert these days," Hodges said. "Everything turned out great."

Police said they were alerted to the RV at about 4:30 p.m. by security and police at the city’s federal building. Using K-9 units, the RV was cleared about 7 p.m. There were conflicting reports — such as one by local CBS/CW affiliate WKRC, which said the RV’s engine was running. Others, such as the Enquirer, said the engine was not running but that an internal generator could be heard starting, apparently to maintain temperature.

The RV was owned by a local man but had out-of-state license plates due to a recent purchase.

"Out of an abundance of caution, based on the incident in Tennessee we are using Explosive Detection K9s to clear the scene," officials told the Enquirer. "At this time there is nothing else indicating there is anything else of a suspicious nature."

Giroir Says There’ll Be ‘Smooth’ Transition for COVID Vaccine

Giroir Says There’ll Be ‘Smooth’ Transition for COVID Vaccine brett giroir speaks with mike pence and deborah birx standing behind him. Admiral Brett Giroir speaks at a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Cathy Burke | Sunday, 29 November 2020 10:17 AM

Trump administration member Adm. Brett Giroir said Sunday there will be a “smooth professional transition” that ensures the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Giroir, the Department of Health and Human Services official overseeing the coronavirus testing effort, said a meeting with a team for Joe Biden “went extremely well.”

“I believe there will be a smooth professional transition,” he said.

“I really am confident in the plan to get it and particularly get it to the states and to the high-risk populations,” he added. “This is a life saving vaccine. This puts the end to the pandemic. This is the way we get out of the pandemic. The light is at the end of the tunnel but the American people have to do the right things until we get that vaccine widely distributed. Wear a mask, avoid indoor crowded spaces and all of the things you know.”

According to Giroir, there’ll be no recommendation to travelers over the holidays, “but it makes sense.”

“That is not recommended to have a quarantine after travel, unless you’ve had a direct exposure to a person with [COVID-19] for 15 minutes and in close contact. But it makes sense.”

“If you have an increased risk because you’ve traveled, do the normal smart things, the common sense things,” he asserted. “That is decrease the unnecessary activity… make really sure you adhere 100% to mask wearing, to avoiding crowds because you could inadvertently gotten [the virus] and spread it so be careful during the week after your travel because you are at increased risk.”

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Giroir Says There’ll Be ‘Smooth’ Transition for COVID Vaccine

Giroir Says There'll Be 'Smooth' Transition for COVID Vaccine brett giroir speaks with mike pence and deborah birx standing behind him. Admiral Brett Giroir speaks at a White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefing. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

By Cathy Burke | Sunday, 29 November 2020 10:17 AM

Trump administration member Adm. Brett Giroir said Sunday there will be a “smooth professional transition” that ensures the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine.

In an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Giroir, the Department of Health and Human Services official overseeing the coronavirus testing effort, said a meeting with a team for Joe Biden “went extremely well.”

“I believe there will be a smooth professional transition,” he said.

“I really am confident in the plan to get it and particularly get it to the states and to the high-risk populations,” he added. “This is a life saving vaccine. This puts the end to the pandemic. This is the way we get out of the pandemic. The light is at the end of the tunnel but the American people have to do the right things until we get that vaccine widely distributed. Wear a mask, avoid indoor crowded spaces and all of the things you know.”

According to Giroir, there’ll be no recommendation to travelers over the holidays, “but it makes sense.”

“That is not recommended to have a quarantine after travel, unless you've had a direct exposure to a person with [COVID-19] for 15 minutes and in close contact. But it makes sense.”

“If you have an increased risk because you've traveled, do the normal smart things, the common sense things,” he asserted. “That is decrease the unnecessary activity… make really sure you adhere 100% to mask wearing, to avoiding crowds because you could inadvertently gotten [the virus] and spread it so be careful during the week after your travel because you are at increased risk.”

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New Jersey Woman Accused of Sending Money to Terrorists

New Jersey Woman Accused of Sending Money to Terrorists New Jersey Woman Accused of Sending Money to Terrorists (Dreamstime.com)

By Sandy Fitzgerald | Saturday, 28 November 2020 11:40 AM

A New Jersey woman has been arrested on charges that she was sending money to a foreign terrorist organization in Syria, according to the U.S. Attorney's office.

Authorities say Maria Bell, 53, of Hopatcong, is charged with allegedly sending money to a member of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS), a Syrian terrorist organization that is fighting against the Assad regime, reports NJ.com.

The complaint charges her with one count of knowingly concealing the provision of material support or resources to a designated foreign terrorist organization. It also says that Bell, a former member of the U.S. Army and Army National Guard, used her expertise in specialized weapons training to "guidance concerning operational security issues, firearms purchases, and military knowledge.”

The complaint alleges Bell started communicating with one member of HTS in February 2017 and sent thousands of encrypted communications to that person, including asking if he or she was "ready to fight in front line with other fighters."

Bell allegedly sent at least 18 payments for a total of $3,150 to people in Turkey and Syria who support HTS, knowing the money would support acts of terrorism, according to federal officials.

The State Department added HTS to its database as a foreign terrorist organization in May 2018, according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Dean Sovolos, during Bell's first court appearance, described her as a danger to the community and a flight risk, saying that when she was arrested officers recovered 136 operable handguns and rifles, 15 canisters of ammunition, and a short-range rocket launcher inside her two-bedroom home.

Her lawyer said most of the weapons were antiques and she got them after the death of her husband, who had worked at an armory.

Bell faces up to 10 years in prison.

Sharyl Attkisson to Newsmax TV: 2016 Accelerated Media Bias

Sharyl Attkisson to Newsmax TV: 2016 Accelerated Media Bias (Newsmax TV's "Saturday Report')

By Eric Mack | Saturday, 28 November 2020 11:06 AM

Special interest forces saw the 2016 information cycle as too free online, so they bolstered efforts to control the dissemination of dissent online, according to author Sharyl Attkisson on Newsmax TV.

"They pretty successfully figured out how to do that the past four years," Attkisson told "Saturday Report."

Attkisson's latest book "Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism" was released this week and details the control big tech and the internet has managed to take over our society and the free market of ideas.

"A lot of people think big tech is pulling the strings because they're ideologically on the left, but I will tell you there are also corporate interests," she told host Carl Higbie. "This just doesn't split left-right sometimes. There are corporate interests that are convincing big tech to do these things, and there are political interests calling them and lobbying them to do these things."

The problem on social media information control is it attempts to stifle any kind of legal speech with liberal-biased "fact-checkers," she added.

"I think they should be out of the business [of fact-checking]," she said. "First, they are not experts. They are not qualified. They have conflicted political and corporate interests getting them to make their decision.

"We shouldn't be saying, 'Hey, be fair in how you censor and fact-check,' because they're not qualified to do it. We should be saying 'Hands off of our information' in my view, except that which is illegal."

As for Section 230 for social media companies, they are becoming "publishers" when they "take an advocacy people that sometimes isn't even true," Attkisson said.

Also, administrations tend to hold sway in major media by giving or blocking access to major interviews. For example, Attkisson said, if they do not like what you report, you will be banished from gaining access to information and sources in the future.

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Sharyl Attkisson to Newsmax TV: 2016 Accelerated Media Bias

Sharyl Attkisson to Newsmax TV: 2016 Accelerated Media Bias (Newsmax TV's "Saturday Report')

By Eric Mack | Saturday, 28 November 2020 11:06 AM

Special interest forces saw the 2016 information cycle as too free online, so they bolstered efforts to control the dissemination of dissent online, according to author Sharyl Attkisson on Newsmax TV.

"They pretty successfully figured out how to do that the past four years," Attkisson told "Saturday Report."

Attkisson's latest book "Slanted: How the News Media Taught Us to Love Censorship and Hate Journalism" was released this week and details the control big tech and the internet has managed to take over our society and the free market of ideas.

"A lot of people think big tech is pulling the strings because they're ideologically on the left, but I will tell you there are also corporate interests," she told host Carl Higbie. "This just doesn't split left-right sometimes. There are corporate interests that are convincing big tech to do these things, and there are political interests calling them and lobbying them to do these things."

The problem on social media information control is it attempts to stifle any kind of legal speech with liberal-biased "fact-checkers," she added.

"I think they should be out of the business [of fact-checking]," she said. "First, they are not experts. They are not qualified. They have conflicted political and corporate interests getting them to make their decision.

"We shouldn't be saying, 'Hey, be fair in how you censor and fact-check,' because they're not qualified to do it. We should be saying 'Hands off of our information' in my view, except that which is illegal."

As for Section 230 for social media companies, they are becoming "publishers" when they "take an advocacy people that sometimes isn't even true," Attkisson said.

Also, administrations tend to hold sway in major media by giving or blocking access to major interviews. For example, Attkisson said, if they do not like what you report, you will be banished from gaining access to information and sources in the future.

Important: See Newsmax TV now carried in 70 million cable homes, on DirecTV Ch. 349, Dish Network Ch. 216, Xfinity Ch. 1115, Spectrum, U-verse Ch. 1220, FiOS Ch. 615, Optimum Ch. 102, Cox cable, Suddenlink Ch. 102, CenturyLink 1209, Mediacom Ch. 277, Frontier 615 or Find More Cable Systems – Click Here.

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