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Viral video showing a man assaulting a police officer takes a very unexpected turn

Viral video captured the moment a man appearing to be a police officer intervenes in a brutal street fight.

Twitter user Otto Dinero tweeted the video in the early hours of Sunday morning, writing, “Plot twist literally.”

At the time of this writing, the video has been viewed more than 1.9 million times.

What are the details?

Throughout the 51-second video, two younger males can be seen pummeling each other on a public street. What appears to be a police officer rushes the two and deftly breaks up the fight.

The apparent aggressor begins hitting and swinging at the officer, but the officer appears to respond only with defensive action and is ultimately able to subdue the suspect.

At the end of the video, the police officer helps the young suspect to his feet and claps him on the back as they put their arms around each other and breathlessly walk away from the scene.

TheBlaze has reached out to the social media user responsible for sharing the video in order to receive more details.

The user told TheBlaze that the incident recently took place in the Buckhead neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia, and escalated after the two men in the beginning of the video engaged in a verbal disagreement.

TheBlaze has reached out to the Atlanta Police Department for comment on the matter, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.

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Anything else?

Atlanta InTown reported that the Atlanta police are investigating another brawl that took place in nearby neighborhood Atlantic Station.

Police said that the large-scale fight involved “more than 300 teenagers” on Friday.

At least one teenager was arrested in connection with the incident, according to Atlanta InTown.

“Social media video showed a large group of teens fighting on 17th street with one child being knocked to the ground and kicked by a group of others,” the outlet reported. “Police suggested that the teens had gathered to fight as part of an ‘ongoing dispute,’ but did not elaborate.”

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Chinese sociologist says ‘As long as 1.4 billion Chinese people eat, sleep, defecate, and urinate every day,’ ‘we will drive the U.S. to its death’

Chinese sociologist Dr. Li Yi says that it’s just a matter of time before China takes over the United States’ GDP.

What are the details?

According to a Monday report from the Daily Wire, Yi’s remarks — reported by MEMRI TV — came in mid-October and were delivered at the Shenzhenwan Dialogue Forum in Shenzhen, China.

MEMRI TV reported, “Chinese sociologist Dr. Li Yi said in an October 16, 2020 speech delivered at the Shenzhenwan Dialogue Forum in Shenzhen, China that China would overtake the United States in GDP by 2027, and that COVID-19 has been harmful to the U.S. and Europe but beneficial to China and North Korea.”

“Dr. Yi holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Illinois and according to his LinkedIn account, he is a full-time professor at Renmin University in China,” MEMRI TV noted. “Following Dr. Yi’s October 16 speech, Renmin University issued a statement denying his employment at the university.”

As highlighted by the Daily Wire, Yi in his remarks said, “It turns out that China is going to overtake the United States in 2027. It was said that this might be delayed for a year or two, but this year, God has pulled off a little trick, right? God created COVID-19 and spread it to every country in the world. … COVID-19 is bad for Europe and America, but it is beneficial for North Korea and China.”

Yi also said that the United States “will not survive” in the global economy.

“In the global economy, China stands out,” he said. “We are ahead of schedule in terms of overtaking the United States. There will be no problem reaching this goal in 2027. The U.S. will not survive. … As long as 1.4 billion Chinese people eat, sleep, defecate, and urinate every day, as long as we go to work every day, we will drive the U.S. to its death.”

Yi also said that China’s “4,000 dead” as a result of COVID-19 is nothing compared to the still-rising death toll in America.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Yi added, “We still have 4,000 dead, right? But if 4,000 die versus 220,000 in the United States, we haven’t really lost a single person, have we? We’re close to zero infections and zero deaths. If 4,000 people out of 1.4 billion die, that’s the same as no one getting sick and no one dying.”

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Police arrest elderly woman on weapons charges for reportedly shooting at intoxicated driver who plowed into her back yard — but charge driver with just public intoxication

Authorities arrested a 74-year-old Virginia woman after she reportedly opened fire on a vehicle that allegedly crashed in her back yard, striking her vehicle and her other personal property.

Police charged the driver of the vehicle with public intoxication.

What are the details?

According to a Monday Newsweek report, authorities in Warrenton, Virginia, arrested Nancy Blough after police said she shot at the vehicle of 29-year-old Kaitlyn Yontz on Saturday night.

Yontz, who was reportedly under the influence, was said to have crashed her car in Blough’s yard. Blough, hearing the disturbance, reportedly armed herself, went out onto her property, and opened fire at Yontz’s vehicle as it tried to flee from the scene of the accident.

No one was injured as a result of the incidents.

According to authorities, the elderly woman “fired several shots at the vehicle, striking it as it attempted to leave the area.”

Local station WJLA-TV reported that police charged Yontz with being intoxicated in public. Authorities charged Blough with reckless discharge of a firearm and unlawful discharge of a firearm into an occupied vehicle and held her on a $5,000 secured bond.

Authorities continue to investigate the incident and urge anyone with information to call Detective Michael Gemmell at (540) 347-1107.

What else?

News of Blough’s arrest resulted in mixed reactions on social media.

On WJLA’s Facebook post pertaining to the incident, one social media user wrote, “I took a gun class which discussed ‘fearing for your life’ and this doesn’t warrant shooting at someone. Sorry for you trigger happy folks but it is what it is. A car crashing in your backyard while you are inside isn’t putting your life at risk no matter how scared and surprised you are. Especially not while they are attempting to leave!”

“Stupid OWL … you are not allowed to take the law into your own hands like this … you can only fire your weapon if the intruder is in your house …. not outside, not near, inside … ya’ll trumpets need to go back to school and learn your state, county or city laws,” another user wrote.

Another added, “[S]he’s driving drunk, wreaking havoc & granny gets penalized for trying to protect her property?!?”

“Looters can openly steal, burn, and shoot people protecting their shops and homes, but an old lady protecting her home and car is arrested?” another user observed.

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Daily Beast editor-at-large goes on warpath in chilling editorial directed against Trump supporters?

Rick Wilson, the Daily Beast‘s editor-at-large, says he and presumably others “won’t forget” and “won’t forgive” what Trump supporters did to America.

In his rant, Wilson also appeared to compare the United States to a cheap hooker that President Donald Trump used and abused.

What are the details?

In a Sunday night editorial tagged “overdue penalties,” Wilson said that it’s simply “not enough to merely enjoy their agony and humiliation” as former Vice President Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated in January 2021.

“It’s not enough to hope they’ll be shamed and correct their behavior,” Wilson added in his short — but very pointed — remarks.

“The dark is rising for Trump’s sycophants, toadies, and enablers,” Wilson wrote. “Their tough-guy acts and f***-your-feelings s***-talk have become a furious whine of complaints and recriminations as a toxic slurry of rage and despair has left a stinging bile in the back of their throats that won’t go away.”

“Trump lost,” he continued, “and they can’t spin their way past it.”

Pointing to the Trump campaign’s election fraud-related lawsuits against various states, Wilson added, “Even as his lawyers are all but chased out of each town where they file their absurd, doomed lawsuits, the true believers still imagine some miracle emerging from the wreckage of Trump’s campaign.”

“The media apparatus that monetized the moronic state of religion of Trumpism is still pumping their slowcoach followers full of stupid, easily disproven lies.”

Wilson then appeared to compare the country to a cheap prostitute in concluding his rantings.

“The Professional Class of Republicans, though, know that the bitter end is here — that their dirty half-decade of personal abnegation and degradation is coming to a sick, sad finale,” he concluded. “It would leave them with a sense of shame if they had any. Most of the GOP, Inc. types long ago lost that sensibility. Still, America is watching them experiencing a combination of fury and humiliation as Trump heads to the door before even dropping the cash on the nightstand.”

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Jon Voight makes dire prediction of what’s to come if Joe Biden takes office in January

Actor Jon Voight — an outspoken supporter of President Donald Trump — says that the country is headed into a dangerous situation if former Vice President Joe Biden is inaugurated as president in January 2021.

What are the details?

In a now-viral video, Voight, 81, can be seen making the remarks while sitting in front of an American flag backdrop. He warns that the country is in a “great danger if we fall under a Biden administration.”

“We’re heading down a street that has no name now. We must not allow our nation to crumble,” he explains.

“Let me warn you all that we are in great danger if we fall under a Biden administration.”

The award-winning actor explains that Democrats and leftists are responsible for “burning and destroying our cities.”

“I ask all to fight this battle now to get them all out,” he says. “I have been attacked by my fellow peers saying I am preaching violence, when the truth is they all are. The left are burning and destroying our cities.”

“We are willing to fight for freedom, not freedom to burn down our flag, but to raise her up with the glory of this land of the free,” he adds.

“Let the truth show itself that President Trump is the only man that can save this nation,” he says.

Voight, who lives in California, also took aim at Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) during the video.

“Our state, California, is being ruled by a leftist mob,” he says. “Governor Newsom is taking away our freedom, your freedom. He is a disgrace to mankind — he and his relative, Nancy Pelosi, who has tried to bring President Trump down. … He is a lie like all the left that are trying to destroy the U.S.A. I ask all to fight this battle now to get them all out.”

Voight urged his fans and social media followers to join him in praying “in the name of Jesus, Moses, and all saints for their hands of safety to be on us now.”

Voight captioned the video “America” and tagged President Donald Trump in the post.

At the time of this reporting, the video has received more than 64,000 likes and has been retweeted more than 21,000 times.

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Anthony Fauci: Open up all schools — but close the bars

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that the United States should open up — and keep open — all schools, but should close bars amid the coronavirus pandemic.

What are the details?

In a Sunday interview on ABC’s “This Week,” the infectious diseases expert spoke with ABC News’ Martha Raddatz, who asked Fauci if a Biden administration could work on a plan to reopen schools.

Fauci said, “Martha, that’s a good question. We get asked it all the time. We say it, not being facetiously as a sound bite or anything, but you know, close the bars and keep the schools open, is what we really say.”

He continued, “Obviously, you don’t have one size fits all, but as I said in the past, and as you accurately quoted me, the default position should be to try as best as possible within reason to keep the children in school or to get them back to school.”

He also pointed out that mitigating community spread will help keep children in school.

“If you mitigate the things that you know are causing spread in a very, very profound way, in a robust way, if you bring that down, you will then indirectly and ultimately protect the children in the school because the community level is determined how things go across the board,” Fauci explained.

He then went on to insist that schools largely have not been behind large swaths of community spread.

“So my feeling would be the same thing. If you look at the data, the spread among children and from children is not really very big at all, not like one would have suspected,” he reasoned.

Fauci concluded, “Let’s try to get the kids back, but let’s try to mitigate the things that maintain and just push the kind of community spread that we’re trying to avoid.”

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‘Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light’: 10 things in 2020 for which I’m most thankful

There’s no doubt about it: 2020 has, hands down, probably been the hardest, most trying year for a likely majority of people around the world. Have there been worse years? Well, probably, sure — but the number doubtless pales in comparison to the worldwide suffering that’s taken place over the last eight or nine months.

As a wise literary character once said, however, “Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”

Now more than ever, it’s important — especially in the most dire of times — to search for perspective and peace amid the chaos.


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Here are 10 things in 2020 for which I’m most thankful:

  1. Rest and relaxation. While the COVID-19 pandemic has taken much from us, it has also given us the opportunity to slow down, take a breath, and enter a place of quietude from which we can focus on things that really matter or help rediscover things that matter most.
  2. Insight on those in my inner circle. It’s a hard lesson to learn sometimes, but sometimes those who we believe are closest to us fall by the wayside in times of trouble. This was that time of trouble, and it was also that hard lesson. But like anything else, we learn, and we move on.
  3. A forced perspective on the present. Many of us — myself included — often take minutes, hours, days, or even years for granted while we look ahead saying, “Better days are sure to come.” While better days are always sure to come one way or another, living amid this pandemic makes you realize that those days are uncertain, and living in the now is one of the greatest gifts of all.
  4. Health and security at home. I’ve been fortunate enough to be able to work from home and exercise the option to homeschool my children during the pandemic. While they sometimes get antsy and yearn for a return to normalcy, they are healthy and thriving, and I am, too.
  5. The daily reminder to take nothing for granted. When there’s nothing but anarchy and turmoil surrounding many of the big things in our lives, we can begin to savor and appreciate small things: a quiet walk in the woods, a hot cup of tea, or how warm your dog’s ears are as you pet them.
  6. Human kindness and patience really matter. In a time where many people are stretched to their limits, grace, understanding, and patience are perhaps the most valuable currency.
  7. Shying away from disposable commodities. While at home, many of us have learned new skills or refined necessary ones such as cooking, sewing, being responsible for creating our own arts and entertainment, and more. When the pandemic does come to a conclusion, we’ll emerge stronger, more resilient, and better equipped to face the next era than we ever were before. That means being more self-reliant and avoiding a disposable, single-use way of life.
  8. A vast appreciation for teachers, medical professionals, and first responders. While many of us were able to hunker down, carefully plan out our grocery deliveries, and wait this thing out, many “regular” men and women stepped forward to the front lines to protect us. As we as a culture often idolize celebrities, entertainers, sports figures, and politicians, it was a welcome reality check for many to see who the “essential workers” really are — and they’re not the ones some might think. Teachers, medical professionals, and first responders are the real heroes in all of this.
  9. God’s perfect plan and timing. While it may seem that things are crumbling around us on a daily basis, God’s providence will never fail, and so long as we remain rooted in His word and His promises, nothing is ever really an ending.
  10. This video. Above all else, let us come together and really laugh at each other — and ourselves. Let’s stop taking many things so personally and so seriously. Happy Thanksgiving.


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‘Jeopardy!’ names Ken Jennings as guest host. Just 1 day later, cancel culture comes for him over a 6-year-old tweet.

Former “Jeopardy!” champion — and newly announced guest host — Ken Jennings is facing cancel culture after a questionable 2014 tweet of his resurfaced, sparking outrage on the internet.

Jennings currently holds the record for the longest winning streak at 74 of any contestant on the show.

On Monday, the show announced Jennings as one of production’s guest hosts.

What are the details?

As highlighted by Decider, Jennings in 2014 tweeted, “Nothing sadder than a hot person in a wheelchair.”

In 2018, he issued an apology for the remarks, saying, “I never did a public flogging for this but I did apologize personally to angry/hurt people who reached out to me personally. It was a joke so inept that it meant something very different in my head & I regret the ableist plain reading of it.”

He later added, “I’m strongly against deleting old tweets, even the gross ones. [S]eems like whitewashing.”

The offending tweet resurfaced once more after Jennings was named a guest host following the death of longtime host, Alex Trebek, who passed away on Nov. 8 at the age of 80 after a lengthy battle with pancreatic cancer.

Actress Yvette Nicole Brown responded to the announcement of Jennings’ new position by simply tweeting, “Nope,” pointing to the 2014 controversy.

“His tweet was bad enough,” she later added, according to Decider. “But the arrogance or callousness to leave it up [on his feed] says more about him than the horrible tweet does.”

Screen Rant reported that Brown wasn’t the only one opposed to Jennings temporarily standing in as host, and some “Jeopardy!” fans have even reportedly said they refuse to watch the show with Jennings at the helm.

The Wrap also reported that Jennings has also been taking fire from the disabled community. The outlet cited Rebecca Cokley, who is director of the Disability Justice Initiative at the Center for American Progress.

Cokley wrote, “[Y]eah..[N]ot sure I’ll be able to watch Jeopardy after learning what an ableist-trash heap Ken Jennings is. That just sucks.”

Anything else to know?

At the time of this reporting, Jennings’ initial offending tweet appears to have since been deleted.

“Jeopardy!” is still in its 37th season, and set to begin filming on Monday with Jennings as its host. The new shows hosted by Jennings will air in January 2021, the show said.

A long-term host to replace the beloved Trebek has not yet been announced.

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90-year-old woman opts for assisted suicide when faced with the possibility of another COVID-19  lockdown

A 90-year-old Canadian woman opted for assisted suicide when faced with another mandatory lockdown in her Toronto retirement home.

What are the details?

According to CTV News, Nancy Russell, a mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, opted for medically assisted death in October.

Her friends and family, according to the outlet, congregated in Russell’s room on the day of her death, where they’d gathered and sang a song she had chosen to send her on her way.

Residents at Russell’s retirement home often ate meals alone in their rooms during mandatory lockdowns, were faced with activities cancellations, and were unable to see family for days or weeks on end.

“These measures,” the outlet reported, “aimed at saving lives, can sometimes be detrimental enough to the overall health of residents that they find themselves looking into other options.”

Other options, in this case, are defined as medically assisted suicide. Russell’s family told the outlet that their loved one chose a “MAID” — or “medically assisted death” — after she “declined so sharply during lockdown that she didn’t want to go through more isolation this winter.”

“Being mobile was everything to my mom,” her daughter Tory explained. “My mother was extremely curious, and she was very interested in every person she met and every idea that she came across, so she was constantly reading, going to different shows and talks. [She] was frequently talking about people she met and their life stories, very curious, open-minded. So for 90, she was exceptional.”

What happened after the lockdown?

The country’s first mandatory lockdown took place in the spring months, and Tory revealed that her mother rapidly declined shortly thereafter.

“She, almost overnight, went from a very active lifestyle to a very limited life, and they had, very early on, a complete two-week confinement just to her room,” she explained. “[My mother] understood the fragility of the people in the building and the importance of protecting them, so it was just a very difficult time.”

Russell’s decline became more and more noticeable as time passed, her family says.

“She was just drooping,” Tory said. “It was contact with people that was like food to her, it was like, oxygen. She would be just tired all the time because she was under stimulated.”

The outlet reported that Russell had long been a proponent of assisted suicide, and that the pandemic and resulting lockdown measures apparently seemed like a good time to go.

“She just truly did not believe that she wanted to try another one of those two-week confinements into her room,” Tory added.

She died on her own terms

The outlet reported, “On Oct. 20, Nancy Russell died with her loved ones by her side, honoring her wish for a death on her own terms. Before her death, she spent eight days at the home of one of her children, while family members and friends visited in person or called and emailed. They played games and told stories in the backyard.”

Tory said that her mother was able to “direct a peaceful, pain-free death on her own time” and “avoid a great fear of hers, which was to endure winter and lockdowns.”

“I worry about seniors, I worry about families who feel helpless. I felt helpless and I believe some other members of my family did at times,” Tory added.

In Russell’s obituary, she is described as “ever adventurous.”

“Nancy departed this world with her wits intact and her expansive curiosity tempered only by a willingness to let the mystery be,” her obituary read.

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo blasts NYPD for refusing to enforce Thanksgiving restrictions: Those people aren’t real law enforcement officers

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) blasted members of the NYPD for refusing to enforce restrictions on indoor gatherings ahead of Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday.

What’s a brief history here?

Last week, Cuomo issued updated COVID-19-related restrictions — which included a 10-person limit on indoor gatherings — to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.

His latest remarks come on the heels of New York City Police Commissioner Dermot Shea’s recent announcement that the NYPD has no plans to break up indoor gatherings despite the state limit being 10 people per home.

What are the details?

According to a Wednesday New York Post report, Cuomo blasted police for turning a blind eye to such gatherings, and for allegations that many officers themselves refuse to wear masks.

“A lot of police officers don’t wear a mask,” he said. “[W]ell, how are you then supposed to enforce other people wearing a mask when they see you not wearing a mask? ‘I violate the law but you can’t.’ No! Nobody said you were above the law! I don’t believe that person is a law enforcement officer. I don’t want a law enforcement officer who says, ‘I’m only enforcing the law that I like or think should be enforced.'”

Last week, Shea told NY1, “We’re not planning on breaking up Thanksgiving celebrations. … We have to be smart. We’re encouraging everyone to use common sense here and to get New York City through this. No one in large gatherings, we think at this point that’s common sense.”

Anything else?

According to the New York Post, several New York state sheriffs announced a refusal to enforce Cuomo’s mandate on Thanksgiving gatherings.

One such law enforcement official is Fulton County Sheriff Richard Giardino, who took to Facebook and wrote, “Frankly, I am not sure it could sustain a Constitutional challenge in Court for several reasons including your house is your castle. And as a Sheriff with a law degree I couldn’t in good faith attempt to defend in Court, so I won’t. … We have limited resources and we have to set priorities, so obtaining a Search Warrant to enter your home to see how many Turkey or Tofu eaters are present is not a priority.”

Washington County Sheriff Jeff Murphy, Erie County Sheriff Tim Howard, and Saratoga County Sheriff Michael Zurlo also echoed Giardino’s sentiments, according to the outlet.

In a news release, Zurlo said, “I can’t see how devoting our resources to counting cars in citizens’ driveways or investigating how much turkey and dressing they’ve purchased is for the public good.”

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Computer repairman at center of ‘Biden laptop’ scandal closes shop, disappears amid purported death threats

John Paul Mac Isaac, the computer repairman at the center of a reported Biden family scandal, has closed his Wilmington, Delaware, computer repair shop amid purported death threats.

Mac Isaac previously claimed he had a laptop computer and hard drive containing information about former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter, and his international business dealings with Ukraine.

For his part, the elder Biden said the allegations were a “desperate campaign to smear me and my family,” but did not confirm whether the laptop belonged to his son.

What are the details?

According to the Delaware News Journal, a “closed” sign now appears in the window of Mac Isaac’s shop.

His attorney, Brian Della Rocca, told the outlet that his client closed up shop after he received several death threats. He has not elaborated on Mac Isaac’s whereabouts at the time of this reporting, though a neighbor told the outlet that Mac Isaac left town.

In October, Mac Isaac said that he retained a copy of the hard drive’s contents because he “feared he would be killed by people who ‘work for [Joe] Biden’ and having it was ‘protection.'”

Della Rocca told the outlet that he did not believe his client would be involved in any potential lawsuits or investigations related to the laptop.

The outlet noted that Della Rocca “said his office has spoken in recent weeks with Wilmington FBI agents and with Delaware’s Assistant United States Attorney Leslie Wolf” but that he “declined to describe the nature of the conversations.”

“I’ve been in touch with federal law enforcement, yes,” he told the outlet.

Neither the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Delaware nor the Federal Bureau of Investigation commented when approached by the outlet for remarks on the allegations.

In October, the New York Post reported that Mac Isaac was asked to repair a computer that reportedly contained a variety of nefarious and possibly incriminating emails and photos appearing to confirm that a secret meeting between the former vice president and a top Burisma executive had taken place.

He later told Fox News, “I just don’t know what to say, or what I’m allowed to say. I know that I saw, I saw stuff — and I was concerned. I was concerned that somebody might want to come looking for this stuff eventually — and I wanted it out of my shop.”

You can read more background on the reports here and here.

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AOC melts down over coronavirus relief package stalemate, blames Republicans — so Ted Cruz schools her

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on Monday virally complained that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Republicans were preventing further coronavirus relief stimulus packages from passing.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), however, refused to sit back and watch Ocasio-Cortez spread what he apparently considered to be misinformation and quickly corrected her assertions.

What are the details?

As highlighted by the Daily Wire, Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter to vent her frustrations on how COVID-19 has been impacting Americans, and blamed Republicans for a coronavirus aid package stalemate after Congress left D.C. for a weeklong Thanksgiving recess without having a deal in place.

“People across the country are going hungry, COVID is set to explode, and Mitch McConnell dismissed the Senate last week,” she
tweeted. “I don’t know how these people can sleep at night. I really don’t.”

Cruz quickly slapped back and pointed out that Republicans put forth a $500 billion relief bill that Democrats previously blocked.

“Why is your party filibustering $500 billion in COVID relief?” he
wrote in response to her complaints. “And Joe Biden is cheering them on. Thinking that blocking relief somehow helps Dems win Georgia.”

The New York lawmaker
fired back, “The House doesn’t have filibusters, @tedcruz. We also passed several COVID relief packages to the Senate that not only include >$500 billion, but also prioritize helping real people as opposed to Wall St bailouts the GOP tries to pass off as ‘relief.’ Nice try though.”

She
continued, “I hope someone else runs Cruz’s Twitter account because it’d be pretty embarrassing if a US Senator didn’t know this. Almost as embarrassing as when Sen. @JohnCornyn didn’t appear to know that Puerto Ricans don’t get to vote in the Presidential.”

Cruz responded to Ocasio-Cortez, insisting that it seems apparent she doesn’t realize that there are Democrats in the Senate.

“.@AOC seems not to know there are Democrats in the Senate,” he
wrote. “Or that Joe Biden (also a Dem) is publicly calling on Senate Dems to continue filibustering COVID relief because he thinks it will help them win Georgia.”

According to Fox News, Senate Democrats have filibustered a vote on more than one occasion — and as recently as October — regarding a scaled-back GOP proposal.

“The bill, less than a third of the size of the $2.2 trillion figured back by Democratic leaders, included boosted federal unemployment benefits, another round of funding for the Paycheck Protection Program, a key small business rescue program, money for schools, and liability protections for businesses,” Fox News’ Megan Henney reported.

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Qantas airlines says if you don’t have a COVID vaccination, you probably won’t be able to fly

International travelers likely will not be permitted to fly Qantas airlines if those travelers do not get a coronavirus vaccine when available, according to various reports.

What are the details?

According to a Tuesday report from the New York Times, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said that the airline will likely require its passengers to show proof of coronavirus vaccine when the time comes in order to travel internationally.

Joyce made the announcement during a Monday interview.

“We are looking at changing our terms and conditions to say for international travelers, that we will ask people to have the vaccination before they get on the aircraft,” Joyce said.

He added that he is looking for ways to electronically verify that aircraft passengers have received the vaccination before being able to embark on an international flight.

“We will ask people to have a vaccination before they can get on the aircraft,” he insisted. “Whether you need that domestically, we will have to see what happens with COVID-19 in the market. But certainly, for international visitors coming out and people leaving the country, we think that’s a necessity.”

According to Fox News, Air New Zealand and Korean Air are both considering similar mandates for international travel.

The BBC also reported that Joyce said such a move would be necessary in a COVID-19 world.

“I think that’s going to be a common thing talking to my colleagues in other airlines around the globe,” he explained.

In August, Australia Prime Minister Scott Morrison said it was likely that successful vaccines would be as mandatory as possible.

“There are always exemptions for any vaccine on medical grounds, but that should be the only basis,” he said of any effective inoculations.

On Monday, the International Air Transport Association said that the key to reopening borders across the world could lie in a “digital health pass” that may include vaccination information.

“Today borders are double locked. Testing is the first key to enable international travel without quarantine measures,” Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s director general and CEO, said in a statement.

“The second key is the global information infrastructure needed to securely manage, share and verify test data matched with traveler identities in compliance with border control requirements,” he added. “That’s the job of IATA Travel Pass. We are bringing this to market in the coming months to also meet the needs of the various travel bubbles and public health corridors that are starting operation.”

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Ohio lawmakers say elective medical procedures could be postponed amid ‘exponential’ surge in COVID-19 cases

Ohio lawmakers say elective surgeries might be paused amid a COVID-19 outbreak taking place across the state.

According to a Tuesday CBS News report, confirmed coronavirus cases in the state are surging.

The outlet reports that the state’s seven-day rolling average of daily new cases has risen in two weeks from 4,467 new cases per day to 7,618 cases per day.

What are the details?

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) during a Monday briefing said that the “high volume” of the new cases is “now overwhelming the system.”

He and hospital officials are now warning that there is a distinct possibility that elective medical procedures could be postponed due to the surge.

“We are responding to the surge, but as the surge increases, we’ll need to make more decisions about how we triage and how we take care of patients appropriately,” DeWine added.

Dr. Richard Lofgren, president and CEO of the University of Cincinnati HC Health System said that there’s no use in planning for an emergency — because it’s already here.

“The growth in hospitalizations is exponential,” he said in a grave statement. “We’re not planning for the surge — the surge is here.”

CBS reports that hospitals are nearing the point where COVID-19 patients will outnumber non-COVID patients.

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Dr. Andrew Thomas told WOIO-TV that the time has come to change the way things have been done across the state as of late.

“We can’t sound the alarm bell loud enough for people in Ohio to change their behavior,” he insisted. “With Thanksgiving coming up, keep within your bubble. If you have family coming over, hopefully they’ve been quarantining for 14 days.”

DeWine also took to Twitter and shared the statement, writing, “We are responding to the surge, but as the surge increases, we’ll need to make more decisions about how we triage and how we take care of patients appropriately.”

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Journalist says Gavin Newsom’s COVID-snubbing dinner party was far worse than reported: Attendees now ‘privately laughing’ at controversy’

Journalist Adam Housley — an award-winning journalist and former Fox News correspondent — reported Monday that California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s much-maligned November dinner party was far worse than initially reported.

What’s a very brief history on this?

Newsom has been under fire since photos emerged featuring his attendance at an upscale dinner party.

Following the reveal, Newsom apologized for his behavior and impressed the importance of mask-wearing and social distancing as California’s confirmed COVID-19 cases continue to increase.

Last week, the governor announced a statewide 30-day limited lockdown.

In a statement, he said, “The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm. It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations before the death count surges. We’ve done it before and we must do it again.

What are the new developments?

In two now-viral tweets, Housley reported that Newsom’s dinner party was composed of at least 22 people — not 12, as previously reported. He also noted that the bar bill was approximately $15,000 and that the party took place solely indoors without masks.

On Twitter, Housley wrote, “Because Yountville is my hometown … and where the French Laundry is located … I thought I’d do some digging. Facts about the Newsom dinner. The bar bill was around 15-thousand. 22 people in attendance, not 12. No masks. All indoors. They got so loud, other patrons complained.”

He continued, “There was ‘zero effort’ to go outside and there was no social distancing of any type. I’m also told some of those there are now privately laughing at the controversy. Remember this is my little hometown. The walls speak.”

(H/T:
The Daily Wire)

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Major PPE manufacturer shutters more than half of its factories after 2,500 workers test positive for COVID

Malaysia’s Top Glove, the world’s largest manufacturer of latex gloves, has closed more than half of its factories after approximately 2,500 workers tested positive for coronavirus.

What are the details?

According to a Tuesday Forbes report, 2,453 of the company’s 5,800 Malaysian workers have tested positive for the deadly virus.

All 2,453 workers have been hospitalized, according to Reuters.

At the time of this reporting, researchers at Johns Hopkins University estimate that there have been at least 58,847 confirmed coronavirus cases in Malaysia, with at least 341 deaths attributed to COVID.

“In an official statement,” Forbes writer Siladitya Ray noted, “the company said it has temporarily stopped production in 16 of its facilities in the badly hit Meru region, while its remaining 12 facilities in the area have been operating at ‘reduced capacities.'”

A report from the BBC noted that the company is set to shutter 28 of its 41 plants across the country in an attempt to tamp down the spread of the virus.

“All those who tested positive have been hospitalized and their close contacts have been quarantined to avoid infecting other workers,” Director-General of Health Noor Hisham Abdullah told Reuters in a statement on the infections.

Abdullah added that the vast majority of the positive cases in the cluster were factory workers, with 2,360 foreigners and 164 Malaysians.

It is unclear at the time of this reporting when the company will begin closures. Reuters reported that Senior Security Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob said that certain Top Glove factories will be “closed in stages, to allow further screening and quarantine.”

In a statement about the closures, the company added, “We have completed full screening of about 5,700 workers at our hostels. We are committed to proceed with the (health ministry) recommended COVID-19 screening test of the balance (of) workers and staff at our factories in Meru, Klang.”

You can read more on the background of the company here.

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Suspect goes on stabbing rampage at California church; at least 2 dead

A suspect embarked on a stabbing spree at a California church late Sunday night, killing at least two people and injuring several others.

The church was reportedly being used as a homeless shelter at the time of the attack.

What are the details?

According to the New York Post, the incident took place at Grace Baptist Church in downtown San Jose.

A spokesperson for the San Jose Police Department tweeted early Monday morning, “We can confirm we have multiple stabbing victims; some with life-threatening injuries. More updates when available.”

“No church services were being conducted at the time of the stabbing,” the police added. “Unhoused individuals were brought into the church to get them out of the cold.”

KTVU-TV reported that authorities arrested one suspect in connection with the violent crimes.

According to the station, “When police arrived [at the scene], Officer Steve Aponte said they found five people suffering from at least one stab wound each. A man was declared dead at the scene; a woman died later at the hospital.”

The station noted that three other males were transported to nearby hospitals for treatment. All three are in serious but stable condition, Aponte reported.

The unnamed suspect remains in custody at the time of this reporting.

San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo issued a statement on the attack Monday.

“Our hearts are torn for the victims and their loved ones in last night’s horrific stabbing at Grace Baptist Church on 10th Street,” Liccardo said.

“We have lost two community members, and we pray for the recovery of the three others seriously injured in that attack,” he added. “SJPD has arrested a suspect, who remains in custody. We will keep the community updated as SJPD releases more information.”

Anyone with information pertaining to the attack is asked to contact Detective Sgt. Lewis #3161 or Detective Meeker #3272 of the San Jose Police Department’s Homicide unit at 408-277-5283.

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Video catches moment Shanghai airport erupts into chaos after hazmat-wearing staff force ‘thousands’ of people into basement for forced COVID-19 testing

Chaos appeared to erupt at an airport in Shanghai, China, Sunday night after the hazmat-wearing staff forced what the
Daily Mail reported was ultimately “thousands” of people into the facility’s basement for COVID-19 testing.

The move came after two cargo workers reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

What are the details?

Video of the incident shows the staff, wearing hazmat suits, pushing against a huge crowd of people inside Shanghai Pudong International Airport.

The outlet reported that thousands in the crowd were “being forced into [a] basement area inside Shanghai’s international airport” for testing after at least one worker tested positive for the deadly virus.

Some members of the group reportedly tried in vain to escape in order to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine following the possible exposure, the outlet reported.

Citing the Xinhua news agency, the Daily Mail noted that “[m]ore than 17,700 had been swabbed by Monday morning in the drive to test airport cargo staff.”

According to CNN,
photos and videos circulating across Chinese social media platforms show “hundreds of people packed closely together inside the garage — the opposite of social distancing — with a line of people in hazmat suits trying to hold back crowds pushing forward.”

CNN reported that the chaos seemed to abate by midnight.

The New York Post reported that more than 17,700 employees “stationed in the cargo-handling terminals underwent testing for the virus,” citing Zhou Junlong, who is vice president of the Shanghai Airport Authority.

Zhou added that none of the 11,544 people whose tests were returned have tested positive for COVID-19 at the time of this reporting.

The Post noted that the massive push for testing came following news that two cargo handlers, who had cleaned a container that had just arrived from North America, had tested positive for the virus.

Reuters reported that Sun Xiaodong, an official at Shanghai’s disease control center, said the strain that infected the two unnamed cargo handlers was “similar to that from North America,” suggesting it could have originated in North America.

“Research at home and abroad has shown coronavirus could live in enclosed, damp environments,” Sun said during a recent news conference.

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Cancel culture hits Rockefeller Christmas tree for ‘American exceptionalism’ and its ‘toxic relationship’ with nature

A member of the Columbia University faculty is calling to “cancel” the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree for its apparently offensive tradition.

What are the details?

As reported by
Campus Reform, faculty member and environmental journalist Brian Kahn said that the tree — which has been annually erected since 1931 — causes a “toxic relationship” with nature.

In an article published on
Gizmodo titled “Cancel the Rockefeller Christmas Tree for Good,” Kahn says that cutting down a tree on a yearly basis — which he says is a “veritable island for wildlife” — should come to an abrupt halt.

Last week, an owl was
discovered inside the tree, which was transported more than 170 miles from Oneonta, New York, to New York City’s Rockefeller Center.

Instead of taking the news of the owl discovery in a positive stride, Kahn argued that it was a miracle the bird wasn’t crushed during the cutting of the tree or the transportation process.

“In its previous home … [the tree] had an iota of dignity lost completely once it was transported to Midtown Manhattan,” Kahn argued.

He also insisted that the Rockefeller tree is nothing more than another “icon of American exceptionalism.”

“The Rockefeller tree is an icon of American exceptionalism,” Kahn wrote. “Its story has humble roots in the Great Depression when workers building Rockefeller Center decorated a tree as a pick-me-up for a beleaguered city. It has since morphed into a made-for-TV spectacle to sell ads against and draw onlookers, wowed by a towering Norway spruce set at the center of the beating, concrete-and-steel heart of capitalism.”

He also added that the owl’s very presence highlights Americans’ “toxic relationship with nature.”

“The Northern saw-whet owl is currently considered a low-concern species due to human pressures and has even managed to carve a niche out in human landscapes (clearly),” Kahn explained. “But the climate crisis fueled by unending growth and fossil fuels will eventually come for it, too.”

Kahn explained that he’s fully aware that his missive might be ill-received — especially during a time when the country needs hope the most — but he doesn’t care.

“I know I’ll likely receive many a furious email cussing me out for being a tree hugger perpetrating the war on Christmas and a total killjoy,” he admitted. “But my point isn’t that we should end joy and piss on Santa. It’s that now is the perfect moment to consider what we truly value. When I saw the Rockefeller Center tree propped up as it shed entire boughs to the cold plaza ground this year, I felt no elation. I just felt sad that we venerate the continued subjugation of nature at the expense of unfettered growth and consumption — or even simply because we, like those who suffered through the Great Depression, want to feel something like normal again.”

“There is poetry in the notion that we could take this tradition, born in the shadow of the Great Depression, and end it for the right reasons in the midst of a new generation-defining catastrophe,” he concluded. “We have, in this uniquely horrible moment, the opportunity to look beyond simply what makes us feel good and normal to what we can do to make our future normal truly good.”

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Alan Dershowitz says ‘legal, constitutional paths’ to 2020 presidential election exist for Trump

Alan Dershowitz, legal scholar and famed criminal defense attorney, believes President Donald Trump has at least two or three potential constitutional paths to securing the 2020 presidential election.

Several states across the country are still in the process of officially certifying the vote, and the Electoral College convenes mid-December.

Inauguration Day is Jan. 20, 2021.

What are the details?

According to the Washington Examiner, Dershowitz said during an interview with Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo that Trump and his legal team have several strategies in order to clinch a re-election against former Vice President Joe Biden.

“In Pennsylvania, [the Trump team has] two very strong legal arguments,” he explained. “One, that the courts changed what the legislature did about counting ballots after the end of election day. That’s a winning issue in the Supreme Court. I don’t necessarily support it, but it’s a winning issue in the Supreme Court. … They also have a winning issue in the Supreme Court on equal protection, that some counties allowed flawed ballots to be cured while others didn’t. Bush v. Gore suggests that an equal protection argument can prevail.”

Dershowitz also said that Biden’s vote lead, however, could prevent Trump and his legal team from contesting what the Examiner refers to as a “sufficient number of ballots.”

“The other legal theory they have, which is a potentially strong one, is that the computers, either fraudulently or by glitches, changed hundreds of thousands of votes. There, there are enough votes to make a difference, but I haven’t seen the evidence to support that,” he explained to Bartiromo. “So, in one case, they don’t have the numbers. In another case, they don’t seem yet to have the evidence; maybe they do. I haven’t seen it. But the legal theory is there to support them if they have the numbers and they have the evidence.”

Dershowitz pointed out that Trump and his team is under the gun to prove a case based on voter fraud.

“You need to have witnesses, experts subject to cross-examination, and findings by a court,” he explained.

“Notwithstanding the fact that there are legal paths to potential victory,” the professor continued, “I don’t think that the election is going to be reversed based on the numbers that I see at the moment and based on the fact that I haven’t seen the evidence. Their strongest case, if they have the evidence, is that computers may have turned hundreds of thousands of votes.”

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New York Times writer admits Trump was right all along when it came to reopening schools

New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof wrote last week that President Donald Trump was right when during 2020’s spring months he insisted that children should be back in schools for in-person learning.

What are the details?

In an editorial titled, “When Trump Was Right and Many Democrats Wrong,” Kristof pointed out that “children have suffered because many mayors and governors were too willing to close schools.”

The op-ed, which was published last week, discussed what Kristof believes to be education-related failures on behalf of local and state politicians.

“Some things are true even though President Donald Trump says them,” Kristof wrote. “Trump has been demanding for months that schools reopen, and on that he seems to have been largely right. Schools, especially elementary schools, do not appear to have been major sources of coronavirus transmission, and remote learning is proving to be a catastrophe for many low-income children.”

Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced that he would be shuttering the city’s public schools once more.

“Yet America is shutting schools — New York City announced Wednesday that it was closing schools in the nation’s largest school district — even as it allows businesses like restaurants and bars to operate,” Kristof wrote. “What are our priorities?”

Kristof added that overseas, many countries have closed restaurants and bars, for example, and have insisted that children remain in schools.

“In both Europe and the United States, schools have not been linked to substantial transmission, and teachers and family members have not been shown to be at extra risk,” he wrote, adding, “Meanwhile, the evidence has mounted of the human cost of school closures. Dropouts live shorter lives, so while the virus kills, so do school closures.”

Citing the American Academy of Pediatrics, Kristof wrote, “‘Children learn best when physically present in the classroom. But children get much more than academics at school. They also learn social and emotional skills at school, get healthy meals and exercise, mental health support, and other services that cannot be easily replicated online.'”

Kristof pointed out that school closures hit hardest children from underprivileged homes.

“School closures magnify these equalities, as many private schools remain open and affluent parents are better able to help kids adjust to remote learning,” he added. “At the same time, low income children fall even further behind.”

Kristof concluded, “Let’s follow Europe: Close bars, and try harder to keep schools open.”

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom goes into isolation with entire family following COVID-19 exposure

California Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom has announced that he and his family have entered self-isolation after exposure to someone with coronavirus.

What are the details?

In an early Monday morning series of tweets, Newsom wrote, “Late Friday evening, @JenSiebelNewsom and I learned that 3 of our children had been exposed to an officer from the California Highway Patrol who had tested positive for COVID-19.”

“Thankfully, the entire family tested negative today,” he continued. “However, consistent with local guidance, we will be quarantining for 14 days.”

According to the Los Angeles Times, Newsom and his family will continue to be tested during their period of self-isolation.

The California governor concluded his announcement by thanking necessary workers who are required to place themselves in a position of risk on a daily basis during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.

“We are grateful for all the officers that keep our family safe and for every frontline worker who continues to go to work during this pandemic.”

What else?

Newsom has been under fire after having attended a large, indoor — maskless — birthday dinner party held earlier in the month.

The scandal erupted amid the embattled governor’s recent announcement on Thanksgiving-related restrictions on California families.

He has since apologized for attending the dinner party, hastily professed the importance of mask-wearing, and placed the entire state under a limited lockdown order for 30 days.

The California governor issued the order on Thursday following a statewide spike in COVID-19 infections.

“The virus is spreading at a pace we haven’t seen since the start of this pandemic and the next several days and weeks will be critical to stop the surge. We are sounding the alarm,” Newsom said in a statement on the move. “It is crucial that we act to decrease transmission and slow hospitalizations before the death count surges. We’ve done it before and we must do it again.”

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Actor Kurt Russell says celebrities should keep their mouths shut about politics

Longtime Hollywood actor Kurt Russell says that celebrities and entertainers should perhaps stay out of politics and do what they do best: Entertain the people who pay them to do so.

What are the details?

In a recent interview with the New York Times, Russell said that celebrities should stay in their lane and not attempt to use their following to sway the public in one direction or the other.

The 69-year-old actor said that entertainers like him serve the purpose of entertaining, not informing or educating, and should remain mum on their public opinions in order to preserve the integrity of their craft.

“I’ve always been someone who felt we are court jesters,” he told the outlet in the wide-ranging interview published Wednesday. “That’s what we do. … As far as I’m concerned, you should step away from saying anything so that you can still be seen by the audience in any character.”

He continued, “There’s no reason entertainers can’t learn just as much as anybody else about a subject, whatever it is. But I think that’s what’s said about it is that they lose their status as a court jester. And I’m a court jester. That’s what I was born to do.”

Later during the interview, Russell added, “A court jester is the only one who can walk into the castle and put the king down as long as he doesn’t hit too close to home. I think that’s been a big, important part of all cultures throughout history, and I’d like to see it stay in ours.”

Russell and his longtime partner, actress Goldie Hawn, will appear in Netflix’s forthcoming holiday project, “The Christmas Chronicles 2,” a sequel to 2018’s “The Christmas Chronicles.” In both films, Russell and Hawn respectively play Santa and Mrs. Claus.

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Scientists, artists develop concept for grow-your-own human steaks using cells, expired blood

The Ouroboros Steak — named after the ancient alchemic symbol of a snake eating its own tail — has been nominated by a prolific museum as its design of the year.

The Ouroboros Steak isn’t just any steak: It’s a steak made from the acquisition of human cells and expired donated blood.

What are the details?

According to its webpage, London-based Design Museum nominated the “steak” for its Design of the Year award.

Dezeen magazine reported, “Ouroboros Steak could be grown by the diner at home using their own cells, which are harvested from the inside of their cheek and fed serum derived from expired, donated blood. The resulting bite-sized pieces of meat, currently on display as prototypes at the Beazley Designs of the Year exhibition.”

According to Fox News, the human steak was created by scientist Andrew Pelling, artist Orkan Telhan, and artist Grace Knight on commission by the Philadelphia Museum of Art for a 2019 exhibit.

The Ouroboros Steak designers told Dezeen that the exhibit was created in critical response to the lab-grown meat industry.

Fox News pointed out that the industry is reliant on fetal bovine serum, which is made from the blood of calf fetuses.

“As the lab-grown meat industry is developing rapidly, it is important to develop designs that expose some of its underlying constraints in order to see beyond the hype,” Pelling told Dezeen.

The steak would take about three months to “grow” from cells taken from inside a human’s cheek, according to Dezeen. For its museum display, the Ouroboros Steak team used human cell cultures and grew them with expired donated blood.

“Expired human blood is a waste material in the medical system and is cheaper and more sustainable than FBS, but culturally less-accepted,” Knight told the magazine.

Its makers also say that the grow-your-own human steaks kit is not “technically” cannibalism.

“People think that eating oneself is cannibalism, which technically this is not,” Knight told Dezeen.

Telhan added, “We are not promoting ‘eating ourselves’ as a realistic solution that will fix humans’ protein needs. We rather ask a question: what would be the sacrifices we need to make to be able to keep consuming meat at the pace that we are? In the future, who will be able to afford animal meat and who may have no other option than culturing meat from themselves?”

Fox News pointed out that the website for the imagined product reads, “Growing yourself ensures that you and your loved ones always know the origin of your food, how it has been raised, and that its cells were acquired ethically and consensually.”

At the time of this reporting, lab-grown meats of any kind are not yet licensed for human consumption.

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