Mysterious Sea Creature Draws Alien, Devil Comparisons

By Fox News. Hanna Mary was strolling along a beach with her mom and pup close behind when she spotted what she first believed was plastic sheeting. After a rough storm hit Canterbury, New Zealand, last week, Mary anticipated piles of “rubbish” would wash ashore.

But when she inspected the bizarre-looking object Saturday at a Rakaia Huts beach, shrieking after she realized it wasn’t just another piece of trash — it was the skeleton of an “alien”-like critter. . .

With its wings, small fins on its back, two “legs” on either side and “barbs all over” that look like teeth, Mary had to partially agree with her followers that it was definitely unusual. That’s why she decided to take it to a local taxidermist, though he wasn’t able to confirm anything.

Malcolm Francis, a fisheries scientist and marine ecologist at National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), told the New Zealand Herald it’s a New Zealand rough skate, also known as a Dipturus nasutus.

“They are called rough skate because they are very prickly … it’s quite common in Canterbury,” Francis, who has been studying fish for more than 40 years, told the newspaper. “It’s like flat shark, it has a skeleton made out of cartilage. They spend much of their time on the bottom.” (Read more from “Mysterious Sea Creature Draws ‘Alien’ Comparisons” HERE)

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‘It looks like the devil’: Mystery sea creature baffles locals after washing up on a New Zealand beach… so do you know what it is?

By Daily Mail. The skeleton of a mystery sea creature has washed up on a beach, baffling locals as to what kind of animal it could be. . .

The strange creature was found at a beach in Canterbury, New Zealand and was originally assumed to be an alien. . .

Skates are a type of fish that have cartilage instead of bone and enlarged pectoral fins attached to their heads forming a disc-shaped body. (Read more from “‘It looks like the devil’: Mystery sea creature baffles locals after washing up on a New Zealand beach… so do you know what it is?” HERE)

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INCREDIBLE PHOTOS: Major 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Anchorage, Alaska, Felt Statewide; Massive Damage

(Image credit: Facebook) According to the United States Geological Service, Anchorage was struck by a major 7.0 magnitude earthquake. The epicenter was just a little less than 8 miles to the north of Anchorage and was relatively shallow, less than 20 miles down.

A tsunami warning also issued for the Kenai and other areas on the coast, but was subsequently canceled.

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On Facebook, longtime Alaskans are reporting that this was the worst-felt earthquake since the gargantuan 9.2 magnitude, 1964 earthquake that struck the 49th state.

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Some say it was almost as bad as ’64: “Folks this shaker was like the one in 64. Just not as long. Stay safe.”

(Facebook, Anchorage)

One lifetime Alaskan from Anchorage reported, “Prayers would be much appreciated. We just experienced the worst earthquake of my life and our house is trashed. We have 4 little very scared kids, too …”

(Facebook, Wasilla)

One Alaskan from Wasilla said, “Checking in after the biggest earthquake I’ve ever felt. All of my children are also safe. Power is out, broken stuff every where at home, I’m sure it’s the same at the shop and at the market we’re setting up for the weekend. I’ve heard most people have property damage and there’s a tsunami warning as well as aftershocks.”

(Facebook, Anchorage)

The quake was so intense, many Alaskans feared for their lives: “It’s been about 20 minutes since we experienced the biggest earthquake in my memory and I’m still sitting under my desk with three terrified boys. Not gonna lie – I wasn’t sure we’d all make it. But we did and now waiting to see what the tsunami warning turns into. Hope you all are ok!”

(Joe Miller’s nephew at his school in Anchorage)

Damage reports are also pouring in: “7.2 magnitude earthquake in AK. Broken pipes, bridges, no power… Praying for everyone there!!!!”

(broken water main, Anchorage)

Another Alaskan exclaimed, “Holy Moly … that was the biggest quake we’ve ever experienced…. the house is a mess with all the things that fell. Everyone safe out there?”

(Facebook, Carrs grocery, Anchorage)

Major aftershocks are continuing to rock the area, with a 5.8 hitting two miles from Anchorage, and a series of 4+ magnitude quakes hitting north of Alaska’s biggest city.

(Editor’s note: The United States Geological Service initially pegged the earthquake at 6.7, and an Australian station marked it at 7.2. USGS has since confirmed that it was a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.)

(Facebook, Eagle River)

Trump Issues a Huge Threat to Democrats Who Try to Investigate Him

By The Blaze. President Donald Trump issued a threat to Democrats in an interview Wednesday over the possibility that they will use the subpoena power of the House of Representatives after seizing power in the new year. . .

“If they go down the presidential harassment track, if they want go and harass the president and the administration, I think that would be the best thing that would happen to me,” he told the New York Post.

“I’m a counter-puncher and I will hit them so hard they’d never been hit like that,” he explained.

The president explained to the Post that the documents would expose a conspiracy between the Hillary Clinton campaign, the FBI, and the Department of Justice to frame him.

The possibility that Democrats will investigate the president is not purely theoretical. Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) made it clear that she would use her new powers as chairwoman of the House Committee on Financial Services to head several probes into Trump’s business relations and practices. (Read more from “Trump Issues a Huge Threat to Democrats Who Try to Investigate Him” HERE)

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Trump Threatens to Declassify ‘Devastating’ Docs About Democrats

By NY Post. In a wide-ranging, exclusive interview with The Post, President Trump said Wednesday that if House Democrats launched probes into his administration — which he called “presidential harassment” — they’d pay a heavy price.

“If they go down the presidential harassment track, if they want go and harass the president and the administration, I think that would be the best thing that would happen to me. I’m a counter-puncher and I will hit them so hard they’d never been hit like that,” he said during a 36-minute Oval Office sitdown.

The commander-in-chief said he could declassify FISA warrant applications and other documents from Robert Mueller’s probe — and predicted the disclosure would expose the FBI, the Justice Department and the Clinton campaign as being in cahoots to set him up. . .

Trump revealed his playbook just as Democrats are set to take over House committees in January where they are poised to investigate his potential business conflicts of interests, tax returns, Russia dealings and more. (Read more from “Trump Threatens to Declassify ‘Devastating’ Docs About Democrats” HERE)

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Celine Dion’s Clothes for Kids ‘Definitely Satanic’

As swiftly as the advertising campaign for Celine Dion’s new “gender neutral” children’s clothing line launched, judgment –– which sees intrinsic evil being inflicted upon these innocent babes – has crashed upon the ill-advised effort.

The commercial, intended to be humorous, is dark. Dion, in what appears to be an act of sorcery, blows a handful of black dust in a hospital nursery filled with babies dressed in pastel pink or blue. Suddenly, black crosses hang in the air over the children as they find themselves clothed in drab black and white onesies covered in stars and messages in big letters declaring “NEW ORDER.” Images of skulls encircle the infants’ heads.

“I’m convinced that the way this gender thing has spread is demonic,” Msgr. John Esseff told the National Catholic Register. “It’s false. I don’t even know how many genders there’s supposed to be now, but there are only two that God made.”

“The devil is going after children by confusing gender,” he continued. “When a child is born, what is the first things we say about that child? It’s a boy, or it’s a girl. That is the most natural thing in the world to say. But to say that there is no difference is satanic.”

“People behind this are influencing children to disorder,” he said. “This is definitely satanic.” (Read more from “Celine Dion’s Clothes for Kids ‘Definitely Satanic’” HERE)

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WOW: Money Raised After Synagogue Shooting Went to an Islamic Center With Terror Ties

In late October, Robert Gregory Bowers, a vicious anti-Semite, walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and shot and killed 11 people. Several people were injured, four of which were police officers. It was tragic—but of course, everyone blamed President Trump for reasons only morons understand. There were protests when he visited the site. Everyone was creating controversy when there needed to be none. But now, we have another controversy that could be brewing that isn’t related to Trump. It centers on anti-Semite Linda Sarsour. The anti-Israel activist seems to have been exposed for cheating the Tree of Life synagogue from money fundraised after the tragic shooting.

Now, some money was given to Tree of Life, around $10,000, but that was part of an effort to repair Jewish cemetaries that were vandalized. Since the shooting, around $240,000 were raised, but it appears little, if any, has been sent to Tree of Life. Of that $240,000-figure, $155,000 went to the the Islamic Center of Pittsburgh.

Hen Mazzig of The Jerusalem Post initially said that $400,000 was raised for Tree of Life, but then offered a correction, noting that $160,000 was raised by Sarsour as part of an effort to fix Jewish cemeteries and $240,000 was raised after the shooting. The corrected tweet is in the thread above. (Read more from “Wow: Money Raised After Pittsburgh Shooting Went to an Islamic Center With Terror Ties” HERE)

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This Is How Kavanaugh’s Accuser Used Her $647,610 Gofundme Account

When Dr. Christine Blasey Ford was exposed as the first woman to publicly accuse Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school, supporters of her story donated $647,610 to a GoFundMe account.

Last week, Ford posted a message on the page about how she has used the money.

Words are not adequate to thank all of you who supported me since I came forward to tell the Senate that I had been sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh. Your tremendous outpouring of support and kind letters have made it possible for us to cope with the immeasurable stress, particularly the disruption to our safety and privacy. Because of your support, I feel hopeful that our lives will return to normal.

The funds you have sent through GoFundMe have been a godsend. Your donations have allowed us to take reasonable steps to protect ourselves against frightening threats, including physical protection and security for me and my family, and to enhance the security for our home. We used your generous contributions to pay for a security service, which began on September 19 and has recently begun to taper off; a home security system; housing and security costs incurred in Washington DC, and local housing for part of the time we have been displaced. Part of the time we have been able to stay with our security team in a residence generously loaned to us.

With immense gratitude, I am closing this account to further contributions. All funds unused after completion of security expenditures will be donated to organizations that support trauma survivors. I am currently researching organizations where the funds can best be used. We will use this space to let you know when that process is complete.

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Something Bizarre Happened After the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at the White House

President Donald Trump abandoned his protective press pool after the Christmas lighting ceremony at the White House and sped away in his motorcade, according to social media reports.

Anita Kumar, the White House correspondent for McClatchy, tweeted about being left behind in the protective pool and how unprecedented and bizarre it is. . .

The 96th annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony apparently went off without a hitch, but the president’s motorcade left hastily afterward. The White House provided no details as to why the president was whisked away to the White House.

Trump led the audience assembled in a countdown until first lady Melania Trump flipped the switch to turn on the lights on the Christmas tree.

Steve Herman, the White House bureau chief for The Voice of America, explained that the White House works with the Secret Service in order to provide the protective pool an opportunity to cover the president from the motorcade.

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Migrants Used a Horrifying Tactic, Border Agents Reveal

By The Daily Caller. Border Patrol agents revealed in interviews that the migrants storming the U.S.-Mexico border over the weekend were using women and children as human shields as they launched rocks at agents.

Border Patrol unleashed tear gas and pepper balls to disperse the crowd of migrants trying to cross the border in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday. According to San Diego Chief Border Patrol Agent Rodney Scott, agents did not use dispersion techniques until after migrants had struck several agents with projectiles.

“Several agents were actually struck by rocks,” Scott said, before revealing that the migrants pushed women and children to the front of their group to discourage agents from responding to rock-throwing with force.

“What we saw over and over yesterday was that the group — the caravan, as we call them — would push women and children to the front and then begin, basically, rocking our agents,” Scott asserted. . .

Judd explained that the situation at the border yesterday was “unprecedented” and that migrants had never tried before to rush a port of entry. The Border Patrol veteran explained that illegal immigrants often abandon woman and children while being chased by authorities, knowing that they will hinder officers while they abscond. (Read more from “Migrants Used a Horrifying Tactic, Border Agents Reveal” HERE)

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Border Patrol: 42 Arrested for Illegally Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border

By Fox 5. Forty-two people were arrested on suspicion of illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border after members of the migrant caravan in Tijuana marched toward the border and prompted a five-hour shutdown at the San Ysidro crossing, a Border Patrol official said Monday.

San Diego Sector Chief Patrol Agent Rodney Scott told CNN Monday morning that the 42 people, mostly men, were arrested Sunday on the U.S. side of the border.

At least three Border Patrol agents were hit with rocks during Sunday’s clash, but none were seriously injured, and agents used tear gas canisters to disperse crowds at the border fence, Scott told CNN.

The American Civil Liberties Union released a statement criticizing the decision to use tear gas. (Read more from “Border Patrol: 42 Arrested for Illegally Crossing Us-Mexico Border” HERE)

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Chief Justice Roberts’ Troubling Comment Is Worse Than You Think

Chief Justice John Roberts erroneously believes that his court is supreme to the other independent branches of government, yet he evidently doesn’t believe the Supreme Court is supreme to the lower courts of his own branch of government.

As a drive-by Thanksgiving curse to the nation last week, John Roberts took the extraordinary step of answering a question directly posed to his office by the AP regarding Trump’s frustration with lower court judges violating national sovereignty by issuing lawless injunctions. After Judge Jon Tigar took the unprecedented step of placing an injunction on our border admission policies and violated all legal norms and rules of standing, Trump said, “This was an Obama judge, and I’ll tell you what, it’s not going to happen like this anymore.”

When presented with the question by AP, rather than following tradition and simply saying “no comment,” Roberts responded, “We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges. What we have is an extraordinary group of dedicated judges doing their level best to do equal right to those appearing before them.” He concluded, “The independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for.”

Despite the dead news cycle of Thanksgiving eve, this comment set off a firestorm of headlines blaring the news that the “Chief Justice hits Trump in rare rebuke.” Undoubtedly, Roberts knew exactly how the media would convey his remark.

This comment is even more troubling than many realize, and it has nothing to do with Trump. It has everything to do with dangerous judicial supremacy of the robed priesthood and a reluctance to actually reform that priesthood from his perch as high priest.

As I’ve observed in painstaking detail over the past few years, despite the conservative-leaning Supreme Court, the lower courts are more liberal than ever and are violating the most basic legal doctrines of standing and the plenary power doctrine on immigration. Yet the Supreme Court has continuously been slow to take up the appeals from these unprecedented injunctions and often refuses to take up the appeals at all, even though these rulings violate settled law on immigration. Even when it does, the decisions fail to categorically rebuke these lower court judges, as Clarence Thomas has done in his own writings.

As such, I have concluded that despite the optimism on the Right of a more conservative Supreme Court, there won’t be enough Clarence Thomases to shut down the endless lawless lawfare in the lower courts. Worse, because the political class has already put the Supreme Court on notice for being “political,” Roberts is even more reluctant to aggressively take emergency appeals and categorically rebuke those judges. As Vanderbilt Law School Professor Brian Fitzpatrick predicted on my podcast several months ago, Roberts and several other justices will be “conservative” in the sense that they will be cautious to aggressively swat down these lower court opinions.

And let’s not forget that while the other branches continue to regard lower courts as supreme and John Roberts fails to act, there is irreversible damage from these injunctions on our national security policy. “It’s very concerning,” Professor Fitzpatrick told me, “because the Supreme Court is conservative institutionally … they do not like to get involved in matters until the issue has received percolation. They like legal issues to have been bounced around in the lower courts for years before they drop in and settle the issue.”

Thus, Roberts and his colleagues are allowing every radical lower court trend to gain traction. There is nothing out of bounds in his mind — except for Trump’s frustration with this process.

If lower courts are violating the law on the one hand and if members of the other branches of government are saying things that politically offend the Chief Justice on the other hand, which one should he be quicker to rebuke? Roberts has been completely silent about lawless lower court judges, but suddenly, he’s quick on the draw when it comes to rebuking the president — the executive branch — for simply making a political statement about the bad opinions, which is what one would expect from a president of either party. Is Roberts now suggesting that the judiciary is above reproach?

“The independent judiciary” is a mindless bromide being used to silence debate, and just like the canard of “separation of church and state,” it is not in the Constitution. The Constitution says the exact opposite. No branch of government can make itself supreme or independent from the reach of the other branches’ powers. In fact, the entire judiciary and its structure was created by Congress. Congress has full authority to strip Roberts’ court of all appellate jurisdiction and abolish the lower courts altogether. As Roberts’ colleague, Clarence Thomas, recently wrote, “When Congress strips federal courts of jurisdiction, it exercises a valid legislative power no less than when it lays taxes, coins money, declares war, or invokes any other power that the Constitution grants it.”

Accordingly, if Congress were to exercise this power, would Roberts bemoan the assault on the “independent judiciary”?

Turns out the Constitution itself didn’t respect an independent judiciary, because it gave Congress the power to regulate its jurisdiction. As Edmund Randolph, the first attorney general of the United States, said in 1790, “The Supreme Court, though inherent in the Constitution, was to receive the first motion from Congress; the inferior courts must have slept forever without the pleasure of Congress.”

Roberts believes in judicial supremacism. But that belief makes his utter callous disregard of lower court tyranny all the more indefensible. Roberts has already allowed an egregious global warming lawsuit to proceed; he has allowed courts to mandate that Trump continue Obama’s discretionary policies; and he has enabled the Ninth Circuit to force Arizona to follow Obama’s amnesty rather than our sovereignty laws on the books.

The real question is how many of the other justices will follow the lead of Roberts and go out of their way to show that they are not deferential to Trump, even when the law requires that result? Justices Alito and Kavanaugh did not join Thomas and Gorsuch in trying to stop the insane global warming lawsuit.

The more Roberts continues this duplicity of wielding judicial supremacism over the president but taking a hands-off approach to his lawless minions in the lower courts, he will learn the lesson of Scalia’s prophecy in his blockbuster Obergefell dissent: “With each decision of ours that takes from the People a question properly left to them—with each decision that is unabashedly based not on law, but on the ‘reasoned judgment’ of a bare majority of this Court—we move one step closer to being reminded of our impotence.” (For more from the author of “Chief Justice Roberts’ Troubling Comment Is Worse Than You Think” please click HERE)

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Here’s What Happened to the Caravan Riders Who Tried to Storm the United States Border

By Townhall. Late Sunday evening, hundreds of illegal aliens attempted to rush the United States-Mexico border, something they talked about a few days ago. What the caravan riders didn’t expect, however, was the Border Patrol utilizing tear gas to keep them from successfully crossing into the United States.

Roughly 500 caravan riders rushed past a barricade created by Mexican officials. They then went to rush the border, at which point the Border Patrol tear gas to protect agents.

“After being prevented from entering the port of entry, some of these migrants attempted to breach legacy fence infrastructure along the border and sought to harm CBP personnel by throwing projectiles at them,” Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement. “DHS will not tolerate this type of lawlessness and will not hesitate to shut down ports of entry for security and public safety reasons. We will also seek to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law anyone who destroys federal property, endangers our front-line operators, or violates our nation’s sovereignty.”

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Mexico Caravan: U.S. Shuts Crossing After Migrants Rush Tijuana Border

By Washington Post. U.S. authorities closed off the busiest port of entry along the U.S. border with Mexico on Sunday and fired tear gas at members of a Central American migrant caravan who had rushed the fencing that separates the countries. . .

Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said in a statement that the port of entry was closed “to ensure public safety in response to large numbers of migrants seeking to enter the U.S. illegally.” (Read more from “Mexico Caravan: U.S. Shuts Crossing After Migrants Rush Tijuana Border” HERE)

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