Four Girls Escaped an Alleged Kidnapping Attempt by Fighting Back and Throwing Coffee and Slurpees

The girls, aged 11 to 14, were leaving a Speedway in Millington, Michigan, when they noticed they were being followed by a man, police Chief Jason Oliver told BuzzFeed News.

The man, 22-year-old Bruce Hipkins, grabbed the 11-year-old by the head and said, “You’re coming with me,” said Oliver.

The girls allegedly fought back, punching Hipkins over and over, and threw coffee and a Slurpee at him. . .

The girls kept fighting back, and eventually, Hipkins fled on foot. They then called police, who found Hipkins down the road, Oliver said.

Allison Eickhoff, the 11-year-old whom Hipkins allegedly grabbed, told BuzzFeed News she was “in shock” during the attack, but they “just started fighting back.” (Read more from “Four Girls Escaped an Alleged Kidnapping Attempt by Fighting Back and Throwing Coffee and Slurpees” HERE)

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Cop Who Revealed Pedophile Ring at Highest Levels of Government Found Dead

South Africa has been gripped by the mysterious death of former police officer Mark Minnie, just a week after he revealed horrific details about an alleged paedophile ring in the once-feared white-minority government that portrayed itself as being made up of devout Christian men.

Minnie, 58, was found with a bullet to his head, but many people are refusing to believe the police version – that he took his own life at the farm of a friend near the coastal city of Port Elizabeth.

“The fact that the suicide note was found doesn’t necessarily mean he wrote it willingly. I mean he could’ve written it under duress. The fact that he shot himself with someone else’s pistol already raises questions,” investigative journalist and author Jacques Pauw told South Africa’s radio 702.

Minnie and journalist Chris Steyn co-authored The Lost Boys of Bird Island, which details shocking allegations against Magnus Malan, the once-powerful defence minister who was accused of setting up death squads and sanctioning military raids on neighbouring states as he fought to maintain white-supremacist rule in South Africa in the 1980s and 1990s. . .

Allen never stood trial – he was found dead, at the age of 37, with a bullet wound to his head, just like the 60-year-old Wiley. (Read more from “Cop Who Revealed Pedophile Ring Found Dead” HERE)

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Reporter: Mark Minnie Interview 3 Days Before Death Shows He Was NOT Suicidal but Feared Assassination

By Maygene de Wee. Minnie was totally paranoid and didn’t want people to know that he had already returned to South Africa from China months ago. I had to give him my word that I wouldn’t tell anyone.

Finally, after he had checked out my background, he agreed to meet me. . .

Upon our return to Port Elizabeth he mentioned that he feared for his life, even if only a handful of people knew that he was back in South Africa. . . .

On Tuesday morning I receive the shocking news that Minnie was dead; that he had presumably shot himself.

Immediately I think about the circumstances in which John Wiley, former minister of environmental affairs, and businessman David Allen died. Both are believed to have committed suicide. Both had been shot. In the book there are so many questions about Allen and Wiley’s death; questions which still remain unanswered. (Read more from this story about the death of the copy who revealed pedophile ring HERE)

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Book Publisher Spoke with Minnie Right Before He Was “Suicided,” Says He Was “Enthusiastic”

By Citizen Reporter. A spokesperson for Tafelberg publishers says The Lost Boys of Bird Island co-author Mark Minnie’s death was “sudden and unexpected”, and there was no indication that he would take his own life. . .

According to the publishers, they were in contact with Minnie on Sunday night, after which attempts at emailing and phoning him were unsuccessful. They added that Minnie was “enthusiastic” when they last spoke to him and mentioned new leads that led to fresh evidence regarding an alleged apartheid paedophile ring.

While it was initially reported that no foul play was suspected in the death of The Lost Boys of Bird Island co-author Mark Minnie, News24 has reported that Minnie and co-author Chris Steyn had received threats after the book’s publication and had been “living in fear”. . .

The two authors reportedly refused to have a traditional book launch and feared for their safety to the point of not wanting to appear in public. Minnie reportedly met a source on Friday, and was meant to meet another one on Monday. . .

Minnie and Steyn had allegedly been investigating several leads subsequent to the book’s publication, but were afraid to publish what they had discovered. (Read more from “Cop Who Revealed Pedophile Ring Found Dead” HERE)

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Study: Children With Religious Parents Less Likely to Commit Suicide

Having religious parents significantly decreases the risk of children having or acting upon suicidal thoughts according to a recently published study from JAMA Psychiatry.

The study, titled Association of Parent and Offspring Religiosity With Offspring Suicide Ideation and Attempts, showed that having religious parents was associated with an 80 percent decrease in risk of those parents’ children having suicidal thoughts and behavior. The decrease in risk of suicidal behavior was observed in children with religious parents regardless of whether or not the children themselves adhered to religious belief and practice.

“We found that a parent’s belief in the high importance of religion was associated with an approximately 80% decrease in risk in suicidal thoughts and behaviors in their children compared with parents who reported religion as unimportant,” study authors Connie Svob and Priya Wickramaratne of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute told PsyPost.

“This finding was independent of a child’s own belief (or lack of belief) in the importance of religion and independent of other potent parental risk factors (e.g., parental depression, history or suicidal behavior, divorce),” they added.

The researchers noted that parents’ religious beliefs were a better predictor of whether or not their children would display suicidal behavior than was the parents’ religious service attendance. The study authors proposed that this finding suggests that religious teaching in the home has more of an association with decreased risk of suicide than does consistent service attendance. (Read more from “Study: Children With Religious Parents Less Likely to Commit Suicide” HERE)

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Politicians and the Media Are Punishing Your Doctor, Not Drug Traffickers, for Our Drug Crisis

On the so-called opioid crisis, the media and political class are continuing to treat a migraine by amputating a toe. We have plain but totally ignored evidence and data showing that the record fatalities from drugs are a national security-related many-drug crisis brought on by drug cartels, the surge in Central American immigration, and sanctuary cities, not prescription opioids.

Yesterday, the New York Times and other media outlets posted articles headlining the record 72,000 deaths from drugs in 2017, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). They immediately proceeded to make the issue all about addiction and health care and prescription opioids when, in fact, prescription deaths are down dramatically in most states and the entirety of the surge in deaths is from illicit drugs and poisonous substances laced into other drugs by cartels and drug traffickers, not doctors.

Meanwhile, Roll Call reports that red-state Democrats are trying to save their seats by passing more expensive drug-monitoring programs and more government involvement in health care. In fact, these are the very same politicians who have created and exacerbated the problem with open borders, sanctuary cities, weak immigration laws, and the dismantling of tough-on-crime policies.

There are two reasons why the political class cannot tell the truth about the nature and cause of the epidemic-level increase in fatalities since the border surge of 2014: It implicates their open-borders agenda, and it implicates their agenda to decriminalize drug trafficking as part of “criminal justice reform.” These are two sacred cows with the weight of the political and corporate universe behind them. It’s a lot easier to treat doctors like drug traffickers and stable, chronic pain patients like drug addicts than to address the real drug cartels. And to the extent that there is a health care problem, a lot of it is because of the Medicaid program creating a pipeline of diverted prescriptions on the streets. That is another political untouchable.

According to the preliminary 2017 data (still just an estimate), only 14,330 of the fatalities were from prescription opioids, which is fewer than the 16,800 in 2016 and in line with the long-standing trend. And as I’ve explored ad nauseum in this column, most of those deaths are due to mixing with illicit drugs, sleeping pills, or alcohol. In addition, there is strong evidence that a number of the fatalities listed on death certificates as morphine-related were really from heroin. In other words, pain patients or post-op patients who need painkillers and have no history of abuse or mental or emotional issues rarely overdose. Yet they are being harmed by government clamping down on prescriptions while ignoring the illicit drug trade.

In an article in the April issue of the American Journal of Public Health, CDC researchers admitted that previous government data inaccurately conflated prescription drug deaths with illicit street drug deaths. They conceded that although “opioid-involved deaths were at their greatest levels ever in 2016 … prescription opioid-involved deaths estimated more conservatively have leveled off since 2012.”

A look at the CDC’s state-by-state data, as well as other data I’ve compiled from more accurate state health agencies in the most affected states, reveals the following:

Fentanyl is the 800-pound gorilla in the room. It is directly responsible for the most fatalities and is responsible for many of the fatalities from other drugs because it is laced in by the cartels and distributors.

Heroin deaths have declined over last year, being supplanted by fentanyl, but are still at very high levels.

Cocaine and meth, which aren’t opiate-based, continue to be the fastest-growing problems. They are exclusively the result of increased Mexican drug cartel trafficking and MS-13 activity. Meth is mainly a problem in white parts of the country, while cocaine is ravaging predominantly black areas, such as Baltimore. Fentanyl is being laced into these drugs, which is making them even deadlier. The role of sanctuary cities as major hubs is unmistakable.

Alabama has the highest rate of prescriptions in the entire country! Yet the state has a low rate of prescription deaths, and it is getting lower. Heroin and fentanyl are the main problems but are finally peaking. And cocaine and meth are now surging. Yes, this is a Mexican drug cartel problem, not a problem with your doctor.

As another proof that this is a general cultural problem, there has been an uptick in fatalities from benzodiazepines, which are sleeping pills/anxiety drugs. Fentanyl is being laced into that supply as well. This has nothing to do with a prescription opioid addiction.

Even Canadian officials are now concerned that the vast network of Mexican drug cartels in America are creating a new Canadian fentanyl problem, yet our media refuses to recognize the Mexican cartels as the primary source of our own problem.

The Senate is now working on dozens of bills designed to spend more money, clamp down on doctors, and harm pain patients. But legislators refuse to recognize the border and sanctuary problem. Worse, they are working on convincing Trump to go weaker on drug traffickers. We’re not talking about your parents’ marijuana here.

Sen. Tom Cotton perfectly illustrated the insane hypocrisy of the political class on this issue:

As I observed earlier this week, a growing part of this problem is synthetic marijuana sold at Yemeni-owned convenient stores and mini-marts containing rat poison. Twenty youngsters dropped like flies in a Connecticut park yesterday after overdosing on a bad batch of synthetic marijuana. This is not a health care issue; it’s a cultural issue tied into a national security issue.

Several weeks ago, four people died and over 300 were sickened in the D.C. area as youngsters dropped in the streets like zany zombies from what is believed to be a poisoned batch of K2 synthetic marijuana. The CDC believes that 255 people have died the same way this year.

A sane country that believed this was a true emergency would:

Immediately build the wall

End the flow of Central Americans into the country

Ban all sanctuary cities

Raise, not lower, penalties for and prosecution of drug traffickers

Take military action against the cartels violating our sovereignty and poisoning our people

Instead, politicians did the exact opposite on those issues and then severely limited pain medication for those who never overdose. Cutting off legitimate pain medication while flooding our country with Mexican drug cartels and releasing drug traffickers from prison might be the most insane and toxic mix of policies the government has pursued in recent memory. At this point, the pendulum on prescription killers has swung too far the other way, the same way the pendulum on de-incarceration of drug traffickers has already swung too far.

This disgraceful amalgamation of government inanity – pursuing a witch hunt against doctors and coddling drug traffickers – will either exacerbate the growing suicide crisis or push more otherwise stable people into the street market of dangerous poisonous drugs, thanks to open borders and the war against prosecuting drug traffickers. The real opioid crisis is the ignorance of the politicians – a very expensive commodity indeed. (For more from the author of “Politicians and the Media Are Punishing Your Doctor, Not Drug Traffickers, for Our Drug Crisis” please click HERE)

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American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist

An American couple decided to bicycle around the world in an attempt to prove evil does not exist. They chose to bicycle through ISIS territory and ISIS killed them.

Jay Austin and Lauren Geoghegan left their D.C. government jobs nearly two years ago to embark on a worldwide bike tour. The wide-eyed, optimistic couple kept track of their trips on a website where they posted stunning photos of their travels and whimsical musings on evil, the media and the goodness of people.

In one post, Austin — who is a vegan — said he worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development during Obama’s presidency explained how he and his girlfriend were planning to bike around the world with hopes to meet “generous” and approachable people. . .

The couple chose to bike through the Muslim country of Tajikistan with another group of cyclists. They met a gruesome fate when confronted by five members of ISIS.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack in a video featuring the killers posing with an ISIS flag and pledging allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. According to the New York Times, the men vowed to kill the “disbelievers.” (Read more from “American Couple Dies Tragically While Biking Through ISIS Territory Trying to Prove Evil Does Not Exist” HERE)

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Pro-Life Activist Held at Gun Point Outside Abortion Center

A man accused of pointing a loaded rifle at an [pro-life] protester outside a clinic in Granite City on Saturday says he was holding an unloaded gun for self-defense. . .

The [pro-life] protester, John Ryan, says he was approaching a car outside the Hope Clinic for Women, at 1602 21st Street, when a man inside pointed a rifle at him.

“He must have had it in his lap and just lifted it,” said Ryan, who regularly protests outside area clinics that perform abortions. He said he had approached the car holding baby onesies in one hand and “Defenders of the Unborn” cards in the other, as he often does at protests. . .

Court documents listed the rifle as a Hi-Point model 995. It was found “loaded, uncased and immediately accessible,” resulting in the charge, police said. The charge does not accuse him of pointing a gun.

No shots were fired and no one was injured, police said. “The thing we want to stress is that this was an isolated incident and nobody got hurt,” said Detective Lt. Mike Nordstrom. (Read more from “Pro-Life Activist Held at Gun Point Outside Abortion Center” HERE)

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Melania Teaches Omarosa a Little Humility for Lashing out at Her Husband

. . .Those who have previewed Manigault-Newman’s “Unhinged” have said that one of the major plot throughlines is that the former “Apprentice” contestant had a close relationship with the first lady — something that ostensibly allowed her to opine about the state of the Trump marriage.

“Whenever Donald and Melania weren’t on speaking terms — which was very often — he would call Ivana and ask for her advice,“ a passage from “Unhinged” reads, according to the Washington Examiner. “What could upset the current wife more than the husband calling up the first wife for advice?” . . .

Aside from the “self-serving pot-calling-the-kettle-black” factor here, the whole story appears unlikely — especially since Melania Trump’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, says Melania “rarely, if ever, interacted” with Omarosa.

“It’s disappointing to (Melania) that (Manigault-Newman) is lashing out and retaliating in such a self-serving way, especially after all the opportunities given to her by the President,” Grisham told the Examiner in an email. If that kind of mother-lecturing-a-recalcitrant-13-year-old tone doesn’t bring a smile to your face, my guess is that you have a knit pink hat with cat ears somewhere in your wardrobe. . .

“In my opinion, Melania is counting every minute until he is out of office and she can divorce him,” Manigault-Newman wrote, according to the Examiner, saying that the first lady was afraid that Trump could “invalidate” her citizenship. Which, huh? Did Manigault-Newman actually read the relevant portions of immigration law before she wrote this? Did anyone on her team try to check it out? (Read more from “Melania Teaches Omarosa a Little Humility for Lashing out at Her Husband” HERE)

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The Women’s Center, One of Only Two Abortion Clinics in Nashville, Closing Its Doors

The Women’s Center, which has operated in the city since 1990, stopped taking new patients over the weekend and is now referring women to clinics in Knoxville and Bristol, said clinic attorney Thomas Jessee.

The center is closing because the owners have agreed to sell the building and the details of the sale are being finalized, Jessee said. The Women’s Center intends to reopen and is now searching for a new location, he said. . .

The closure of the Women’s Center is a significant blow for women’s access to abortion in Tennessee. The center is at least the third clinic to close in recent years, leaving only seven others throughout the state. In Nashville, a national hub for the health care industry, Planned Parenthood is now the only abortion option. . .

In addition to being one of the few options for women in Tennessee, The Women’s Center also has a record of fighting in court to preserve women’s abortion options. In 2002, the Nashville center successfully challenged a law requiring abortion clinics to be licensed as ambulatory surgery centers, which would likely have increased abortion prices. The state reintroduced this law again in 2012, but later abandoned enforcement after it became clear the requirement was unconstitutional.

The Women’s Center also sued the state to challenge a new law requiring a 48-hour waiting period for all abortions. That lawsuit continues today, but will likely continue even if The Women’s Center shuts down because other clinics, including Planned Parenthood, later joined as plaintiffs. (Read more from “The Women’s Center, One of Only Two Abortion Clinics in Nashville, Closing Its Doors” HERE)

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Hillary Clinton Tweets to 11-Year-Old Pledge Kneeler: ‘Keep up the Good Work’

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton praised a young student who was disciplined for kneeling during the Pledge of Allegiance.

Clinton commented on a NowThis report on Mariana Taylor, an 11-year-old sixth-grade student from Maryland who refused to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance in class. Clinton said Taylor had “courage” for kneeling during the Pledge and told her to “keep up the good work.”

In February, Taylor was inspired by the NFL protests instigated by Colin Kaepernick and decided to echo those national anthem protests. The Washington Post reported that after Mariana had written a paper about Kaepernick for her English class at Catonsville Middle School, she began kneeling for the Pledge of Allegiance.

Taylor claims that she was reprimanded by her teacher in response, and the American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland became involved in her case, arguing for her right to protest the Pledge. The school denied punishing Taylor in a statement.

“We know of no [Baltimore County Public Schools] student who has been reprimanded or punished for nonparticipation in patriotic observances,” the school said. “We fully support students’ rights and encourage student voice as articulated in board policy.” (For more from the author of “Hillary Clinton Tweets to 11-Year-Old Pledge Kneeler: ‘Keep up the Good Work’” HERE)

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Feminists Lose Their Minds After Top ‘Fortnite’ Gamer Says He Won’t Stream With Women

Feminists critics of the video game industry — and gaming, in general — have lost their minds over the news that one of the world’s top gamers, Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, won’t stream alongside women out of fear that any seemingly flirtatious exchange, or perceived sexist insult, could land him in hot water and ruin his lucrative career.

Ninja, as he is known, plays Fortnite, an online ‘battle royale” game that pits players from all over the world against each other in a massive fight to the death, and Ninja earns well into the seven figures playing Fortnite — mostly from selling ads on his Twitch streaming channel, making endorsements and personal appearances, and playing in tournaments.

But the gaming world is fraught with social justice warriors (mostly women who identify as “feminists”) looking to skewer male gamers, whom they consider sexist, misogynistic, and unfairly aggressive, Ninja included. . .

The problem is, of course, that feminists don’t like to be criticized, even by implication — and they certainly believe that Ninja is criticizing them by implication. In response, they unleashed a volley of insults, calling Ninja a sexist, and claiming that “there’s something poetic about Ninja thinking ‘wow women in gaming have to deal with a deeply toxic culture of men attacking them and speculating about their lives. I wouldn’t want that in my life sooo I won’t work with women phew problem solved’ then tweeting that without irony.”

Feminist “nerd culture” rag, the Mary Sue even went so far as to call Ninja, “Mike Pence,” comparing him to the Vice President who will not dine alone with any female, suggesting that Ninja owes female gamers access to his audience, and implying that he’s oppressing any woman who doesn’t get to game with him by “effectively denying all female streamers, no matter how talented, access to his 10,000,000 followers.” (Read more from “Feminists Lose Their Minds After Top ‘Fortnite’ Gamer Says He Won’t Stream With Women” HERE)

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