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Florida vet gets 22 years for sexually abusing dogs, storing child porn

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Veterinarian Prentiss Madden was sentenced to 272 months in prison after he plead guilty to child pornography and animal cruelty charges.
A Florida veterinarian was sentenced Friday to nearly 22 years in federal prison for recording videos of himself sexually abusing dogs and for collecting child pornography.

Prentiss Madden, 40, was hit with a total of 272 months behind bars after pleading guilty in July to child porn and animal cruelty charges, prosecutors with the US Attorney's Office of the Southern District of Florida announced.

Prosecutors said the sicko vet made videos of himself engaged in sexual activity with dogs and shared them with other degenerates in online chats. Investigators discovered the disturbing videos, as well as chats about bestiality, on his cell phones.

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Cost of food in the world rising at fastest pace in 40 years, lockdowns largely to blame

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Global food prices have continued to grow substantially this year, with the price index shooting up 27%, according to the INFOLine information and analytical agency.

"This is one of the most dynamic price increases since the 70s. Then the price level was about the same, but then it was associated with global financial changes. For 40 years there has not been such a rise in prices that we are now observing," INFOLine CEO Ivan Fedyakov told URA.RU.

The analyst pointed to the fact that prices for various goods are related. "Prices are growing not only for fruits and vegetables or milk, but also for feed and fertilizers. This triggers a price spiral, and prices rise and will continue to rise, but the other question is that purchasing power is not unlimited."

Comment: All of the above issues are likely to get worse, more so with the disruption that the vaccine mandates are already causing. This is even before factoring in the devastating losses to the food supply due to the increasingly erratic and extreme weather in recent years.

Food shortages of a kind are already here, they've just been buffered by soaring prices and concealed by 'shrinkflation', but, soon enough, the reality of the situation will truly begin to bite: For more, check out SOTT radio's: NewsReal: Is The Government Hyping Shortages? And is 'Vaccination Shedding' Really a Thing?




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Maryland Navy engineer and wife charged with trying to sell submarine designs to foreign power

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(L) The USS Virginia (R) Accused spies Jonathan and Diana Toebbe
A Navy nuclear engineer with access to military secrets has been charged with trying to pass information about the design of American nuclear-powered submarines to someone he thought was a representative of a foreign government but who turned out to be an undercover FBI agent, the Justice Department said Sunday.

In a criminal complaint detailing espionage-related charges against Jonathan Toebbe, the government said he sold information for nearly the past year to a contact he believed represented a foreign power. That country was not named in the court documents.

Toebbe, 42, was arrested in West Virginia on Saturday along with his wife, Diana, 45, after he had placed a removable memory card at a prearranged "dead drop" in the state, according to the Justice Department. They're scheduled to have an initial appearance in federal court Tuesday in Martinsburg.

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Violent criminals to be banned from popular night-life areas in Denmark

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Violent criminals will be banned from visiting popular nightlife areas in Denmark under a new law.

Danish courts can now prohibit certain offenders from "no go" zones set up by police to reduce nighttime violence.

On Monday, a 31-year-old man was sentenced under the new law by the Copenhagen City Court.

The suspect was banned from visiting nighttime hubs in the Danish capital for eight months and was also given a six-month prison sentence, according to Danish police.

Comment: Considering the times we live in, one could be forgiven for thinking this new law is a little questionable; aren't there already laws in place to deal with issues such as this? How will more laws solve these problems? Either violent criminals have served their time or they haven't; why would a violent offender be out on the streets at all? How will they identify who is allowed in these areas and who is not? Will this law eventually be used to target other people, such as protesters?


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Gabby Petito update: FBI's decision to hold victim's remains, cause of death 'very unusual,' Dr. Baden says

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FBI Denver / AP
Two weeks since Gabby Petito was revealed to have been the victim of a homicide, famed forensic pathologist Dr. Michael Baden told Fox News the FBI's decision to withhold her remains from her family was "very unusual," as was the agency's decision not to release the cause of her death when the manner was announced.

Teton County Coroner Dr. Brent Blue found in his initial determination that Petito, 22, was the victim of a homicide, the FBI's Denver Field Office announced on Sept. 21. Her body had turned up near Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Sept. 19.

But the office stopped short of revealing the cause of death pending the final autopsy results, and days went by without the agency releasing her remains to the family - a move that Baden, a Fox News contributor, called "very unusual."

"I think the FBI would be very cautious about things because they don't want to make a mistake," he told Fox News. "Whatever reasons they're withholding, it is very unusual."


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Arrow Up

More Black Americans died from San Francisco's drug experiment in one year than died from the Tuskegee experiment in 40 years

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© Gabrielle Lurie/The Chronicle
Rockey uses crystal meth • Ellis Street, San Francisco
For over a decade, the city of San Francisco has been carrying out an experiment. What happens when thousands of drug addicts are not only permitted to use heroin, fentanyl and meth publicly, but also enabled to do so? The results are in: hundreds of them die annually. Last year, 712 people in San Francisco died from drug overdoses or poisoning, and this year a similar number are on track to do so.

Worse, cities around the country, from Seattle and Los Angeles to Philadelphia and Boston, have been copying San Francisco's approach. Partly as a result of these supposedly progressive policies, 93,000 people in the US died in 2021 from illicit drugs, a more than five-fold increase from the 17,000 people killed by illicit drugs in 2000.

For most of my adult life, I was sympathetic to the progressive liberalization agenda. In the late 1990s, I worked with organizations funded by George Soros and others to decriminalize drugs, give clean needles to addicts to prevent the spread of HIV-AIDS, and subsidize housing for the homeless. But as drug deaths rose, and the drug-fueled homeless problem worsened, I decided to take a closer look at the problem.

What I discovered shocked me. Rather than arresting hard drug users when they break laws, and giving them the choice of jail or drug treatment, the only strategy proven to work, the city of San Francisco provides addicts with the cash, housing and drug paraphernalia they need to purchase and use deadly drugs.

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Government to introduce new levies on gas in green energy strategy - report

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© Dominic Lipinski/PA/PA Wire
Disused gas holder Central London
Energy bills could go up even further for UK customers amid reports the Government is planning to introduce new charges on gas.

According to The Times, a new strategy will be published before the Cop26 climate conference in Glasgow next month, which commits the Government to cutting the price of electricity and imposing a levy on gas bills to fund low-carbon heating.

On Monday, the Prime Minister said Britain was aiming to produce "clean power" by 2035 as part of the country's goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions; and earlier this week, Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng insisted that by decarbonising the UK's power supply, the Government would ensure that households are less vulnerable to swings in fossil fuel markets.

The Government will release a series of consultations before going ahead with the plan, which is likely to start in 2023 and could add £170 a year to gas bills, the paper reported.

The strategy will reportedly include measures to boost the sale of heat pumps, which according to the GMB union costs £8,750 on average before VAT - the equivalent to almost a third (31%) of the average household's entire annual income.

A spokesman for the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy told the Times:
"We'll set out our upcoming heat and buildings strategy shortly. No decisions have been made."
It comes as rising energy costs have prompted industry leaders to warn the Government their factories could stop production or permanently close.

Comment: Yet another green delusion leaves the people in further jeopardy with unprecedented times ahead. But that was probably the point.


Alarm Clock

UK Steel warns of imminent crisis due to 'extraordinary' electricity prices

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The sun rises behind the British Steel - Scunthorpe plant in north Lincolnshire, north east England on September 28, 2016
According to the industry association, the ongoing crisis may force plants into expensive shutdowns, which could damage equipment, increase costs and ultimately lead to "poorer environmental performance with higher emissions".

UK Steel warned on Monday that spiking electricity prices could result in skyrocketing emissions and lead to chaos in supply chains.

"These extraordinary electricity prices are leading to smaller or wiped-out profits and thus to less reinvestment," UK Steel said in a briefing document. "With winter approaching, demand for gas and electricity will rise, and prices could get higher, which will make it impossible to profitably make steel".

Comment: Britain still wrestling with 'unprecedented demand' for fuel, as govt ministers contradict themselves over when crisis will end


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Milestone case: Italian court sides with nurse wrongly suspended for refusing COVID-19 jab

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A civil court has sided with a nurse who was suspended without pay after she refused the COVID-19 vaccine.

The ruling was given by the Tribunal of Milan on September 16, following the appeal of the Italian nurse, who was not named. She had been suspended without pay in February because she refused to receive the jab in defiance of a vaccine mandate imposed by her employer. The tribunal called the suspension "illegitimate" and ordered the employer to pay the nurse her full wages with interest and arrears. The decision overturns previous court rulings for similar cases.

It is the first time in Italy that a court of law has ruled in favor of an employee in a case of a suspension or a dismissal for failure to vaccinate.

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Libya's rival combatants sign deal to remove foreign fighters & mercenaries - UN

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A UN official has estimated there have been at least 20,000 foreign fighters and mercenaries in Libya over recent years, including Russians, Syrians, Sudanese, and Chadians.
The rival sides in the Libyan conflict signed an initial deal on the pullout of foreign fighters and mercenaries from the war-torn country, UN mediators said.

The UN mission said on October 9 that a 10-member joint military commission, with five representatives from each side, signed a "gradual and balanced" withdrawal deal at the end of three-day talks facilitated by the UN in Geneva.

The UN special envoy for Libya, Jan Kubis, said the deal "responds to the overwhelming demand of the Libyan people and creates a positive momentum that should be built upon to move forward towards a stable and democratic stage."

Comment: One wonders just where they're planning on deploying these Western-backed mercenaries next: And check out SOTT radio's: