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for the week ending 19 November 2023

 Professor Who Praised Hamas ‘Resistance Fighters’ On Gliders No Longer Employed By Emory University

(Fox News) — An Emory professor is no longer employed at the university after posting an antisemitic post on social media following the October 7 attack on Israel.

Dr. Abeer AbouYabis, an Emory School of Medicine assistant professor and employee at its Winship Cancer Institute, was placed on administrative leave last month when she posted that she wished "Glory to all resistance fighters," after joining students from colleges in Atlanta in protest at the Israeli embassy. It is not clear if AbouYabis was fired or if she resigned, according to the Emory Wheel, which first reported the news.

In her post, AbouYabis thanked Emory Students for Justice in Palestine for helping her "hang onto the last thread of [her] faith in humanity and hope for justice." SJP has been at the forefront of pro-Palestinian demonstrations on college campuses across the country, where they often chant the controversial phrase "From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free."

Last week, Columbia University and Brandeis University both suspended their campus' chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) over its actions and statements in support of Hamas, the terrorist group responsible for the October 7 attack on Israel.
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Elon Musk, Tesla Price Cuts Are
A Losing Business Strategy

(Business Insider) – Elon Musk has started an electric-vehicle price war that Tesla can't finish.

Under increasing pressure from new competition, Tesla spent the past year slashing the average price of its models by roughly 25%. The Model 3 fell from $48,000 to $44,380. The luxury Model S, meanwhile, plunged from a high of $130,000 to $96,380. The cars, as they say, have been priced to move.

It's an unusual business strategy, to put it mildly. "I can't think of another point in the history of automotive when a brand that wasn't going out of business cut prices 20% a year," Mark Schirmer, the director of communications at the research firm Cox Automotive, told me. Tesla is hoping that lower prices will drive up sales and slow the advance of the company's rivals – maybe even scare some of them out of the market altogether.

But that's not what's happening. Lower prices are not translating into higher sales. The number of cars Tesla delivered to customers in the third quarter actually declined.

Revenue is dropping, and the company's once fat profit margins are getting squeezed – down to 17.9% in the third quarter, compared with 25.1% a year ago. Competitors aren't being driven out of business, either.
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Sacramento Sheriff Says He Was Prevented From
Stopping Theft By Walgreens, Target Management

(The Center Square) — Sacramento’s sheriff claims local Walgreens and Target locations requested police assistance due to high volume of retail theft but his staff are being prevented from acting by the stores’ corporate headquarters.

Sacramento County Sheriff Jim Cooper, a former Democratic assemblymember, said that employees of a local Walgreens asked for his department’s help to stop “repeat offenders, who continually shoplifted from their stores with no fear,” most of whom “were homeless individuals that set up camp nightly by the store.”

But “as a team of about a dozen deputies began setting up the operation, Walgreens’ corporate office refused to cooperate with our deputies making it impossible for us to carry out our operation at this Walgreens store.”

Cooper says he has faced similar difficulties with Target, which contacted his department “numerous times” to “help them with shoplifters, mostly who were known transients.”

However, Target told his department they could not contact, handcuff, or arrest individuals within the store, and would have to do their work “behind the store” and “in the rain” because corporate management did not “want to create a scene” for people to put on social media and cause “negative press.”
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 Historic All-Female Space Walk Crew
Accidentally Drops Tool Bag Into Orbit

(PJ Media) — Good news, everyone: Earth has a new satellite! The newest hunk of space junk was inadvertently set into motion by a Historic! all-female space walk crew. It is currently following a trajectory that precedes the International Space Station (ISS) by two to four minutes and is bright enough to be seen with only the aid of a pair of ordinary binoculars.

NASA astronauts Jasmin Moghbeli and Loral O’Hara are currently on a science mission, living and working aboard the ISS microgravity laboratory. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, the pair completed an impressive 6-hour, 42-minute spacewalk, or extravehicular activity (EVA), during which they made some repairs, failed to make others, and lost a sack of equipment.

On its blog, NASA reported: Moghbeli and O’Hara were able to complete one of the spacewalk’s two major objectives, replacing one of the 12 trundle bearing assemblies on the port solar alpha rotary joint, which allows the arrays to track the Sun and generate electricity to power the station. Mission Control told the station crew that the solar array is functioning well after the bearing replacement. Spacewalkers also removed a handling bar fixture to prepare for future installation of a roll-out solar array and properly configured a cable that was previously interfering with an external camera.

[I had a wife that was forever misplacing her purse.]
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 Brave Female Pool Player Elects To Forfeit Final Match Rather Than Face Trans Opponent
As Crowd Erupts In Applause And Cheers

DENBIGHSHIRE, Wales (Gateway Pundit) — A female pool player took a bold stand for integrity and fair play after electing to forfeit her final against a biological male opponent. In an arguably more surprising twist, the Welsh crowd expressed their approval in a place not exactly known for conservatism and political incorrectness.

As Fox News reported, Lynne Pinches was supposed to face off against Chris “Harriet” Haynes in the final of the Women’s Champion of Champions in Denbighshire, Wales on Sunday. But she decided to walk away before the first ball had been struck instead.

Video captured from Reduxx Magazine shows Pinches going to the table where both players take lag shots to determine who would break in the first frame right before Haynes goes to sit down.

Then things take a turn. Pinches goes to the referee to inform them of her decision to quit the match rather than face her male opponent.
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Buffy Sainte-Marie – Star Canadian Singer’s Indigenous Heritage Disputed In Bombshell Report

(Fox News) — One of Canada’s most prominent Indigenous icons might not be Indigenous after all, according to media reports.

Buffy Sainte-Marie, who was considered the first Indigenous person to win an Oscar, has always claimed to be a Cree Indian born in Canada who was then adopted by an American couple and raised near Boston.

The singer-songwriter is known for her appearance on Sesame Street, was commemorated on Canadian postage stamps and performed for Queen Elizabeth II.

Canadian Broadcasting Corp. (CBC) News conducted an investigation into Sainte-Marie based on public records and interviews, including with estranged family members of the singer-songwriter.

The 82-year-old icon has said she was born on the Piapot First Nation in Saskatchewan and adopted as an infant by a White family in Massachusetts, but a birth certificate says she was born Beverly Jean Santamaria to parents of Italian and English ancestry in the U.S.
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Gen-Z Employee Is ‘Shocked’ By The
‘Depressing’ 9-To-5 Work Schedule

(Fox News) — A Gen Z employee lamented in an essay published by Business Insider that her day job at the YMCA is, while rewarding, still "difficult" since it takes up too much of her time.

Piper Hansen graduated from college in spring 2023 and while she has only been working full time for a few months, she said it is depressing to have the 9-to-5 schedule.  "How can I make sure I'm eating well and seeing my friends and taking time for my hobbies?" she asked. "How am I supposed to fit my whole life into a 9-to-5 work schedule?"

Hansen explained that she wakes up around 7 a.m. for her 10-to-7 job, but by the time she gets home, she barely has time to walk her dog and make dinner before it gets dark. "Then I have to make sure the coffee pot is ready for the next morning, and I have something to take for lunch the next day," she wrote. "I'm home for just a few hours before I get ready to go to bed by 11 p.m."
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Homeland Security Chair Blasts Biden
As Coast Guard Catches More Migrants

(The Center Square) — President Joe Biden is under fire after a new report that the number of illegal immigrants caught by the Coast Guard trying to enter the U.S has doubled in recent years.

That data came from Heather MacLeod, director of Homeland Security and Justice at the Government Accountability Office during a hearing this week.

"The Coast Guard interdicted more than 12,000 migrants in both fiscal year 2022 and 2023 – more than double the fiscal year 2021 total, according to Coast Guard data," MacLeod said in prepared testimony.

House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Mark Green, R-Tenn., responded to The Center Square’s reporting on the increased interdictions, saying President Joe Biden’s immigration policies are endangering U.S. servicemembers.
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First Scheduled Execution By Nitrogen Hypoxia
Sparks Controversy Even Though It’s Already
Being Considered For Euthanasia.

(MRC-TV) — Alabama has scheduled the first execution by nitrogen hypoxia, and has ignited a storm of controversy as a result.

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) signed the death warrant scheduling the execution of Kenneth Smith for a period between January 25 and 26, 2024. Smith, who has been on death row for 35 years, was convicted of the murder-for-hire of Elizabeth Sennett. Smith and an accomplice, who were paid $1,000 each by Sennett’s husband to carry out the murder, beat and stabbed Sennett to death, in order for Sennett’s husband to collect on her life insurance policy.

Smith’s execution is noteworthy for being the first that will be carried out by nitrogen hypoxia, a method of execution that has been adopted and considered for adoption by some states, but never actually utilized. Under Alabama’s redacted protocol, Smith will be strapped to a gurney and have a mask affixed over his face. After a final statement, nitrogen hypoxia will be administered for 15 minutes or until five minutes after the EKG records a flatline.
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Police Report 5-Year-Old Stabs Twin Brother To Death

(The DC) — A 5-year-old boy in Santa Cruz County, California stabbed his twin brother to death while the two were fighting Wednesday, the Santa Cruz Sheriff’s Office said.

At 4 p.m. deputies responded to a report that a 5-year-old had been stabbed, according to a Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. Upon arrival deputies discovered that two 5-year-old twins had been fighting “as siblings sometimes do” and that “one of the 5-year-olds got a small kitchen knife and stabbed his twin brother.”

“Despite lifesaving efforts by our deputies, emergency personnel, and hospital staff, the 5-year-old passed away at the hospital,” the Santa Cruz Sheriff Office said in the Facebook post.

“In coordination with the District Attorney’s Office and in light of all circumstances discovered by our investigators, no charges will be filed against anyone involved. California law dictates that age, criminal intent, and knowledge of wrongfulness are factors needed to charge a child with a crime,” the sheriff’s office said. “There is no indication of negligence or criminal activity by any other party.”
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