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anti vaxxer wanted COVID to prove its not dangerous. now she's so sick it's "please pray for me"


Far-right anti-vaccine conspiracy theorist Laura Loomer said Thursday that she tested positive for COVID-19 and feels like she got "hit by a bus" after dismissing concerns about infection.

Loomer in December wished to get infected so that she can show people it was not dangerous.

"I hope I get COVID just so I can prove to people I've had bouts of food poisoning that are more serious and life threatening than a hyped up virus," she wrote in a post on the right-wing social network Parler. "Have you ever eaten bad fajitas? That will kill you faster than COVID."

But Loomer said in a new post on the TrumpWorld social network Gettr that she tested positive and is suffering from severe symptoms.

"Yesterday I was feeling ill. I had a fever, chills, a runny nose, sore throat, nausea and severe body aches that made my whole body feel like I got hit by a bus, and after sleeping for a few hours, my symptoms started to remind me of how I felt when I had a bad case of the flu a few years ago," she wrote. "So I took a COVID test and it came back POSITIVE."

Virginia woman get 12 years in prison for one of the biggest coupon scams in US history

Virginia woman get 12 years in prison for one of the biggest coupon scams in US history

A Virginia Beach woman was sentenced to 12 years in prison for running one of biggest coupon counterfeiting rings in U.S. history that led to more than $31.8 million in retail loss, authorities said.

Lori Ann Talens, 41, ran the scheme from April 2017 through May 2020, and pleaded guilty to mail fraud, wire fraud and health care fraud before she was sentenced Tuesday by a federal judge in Norfolk.

Her husband, 43-year-old Pacifico Talens Jr., previously pleaded guilty for his role in supporting the scam and was sentenced to seven years behind bars.


The couple used Facebook and Telegram "to find groups of coupon enthusiasts and sell them counterfeit coupons," prosecutors said.

Lori Ann Talens used the online name “MasterChef" and made counterfeit vouchers that "were virtually indistinguishable from authentic coupons and were often created with inflated values, far in excess of what an authentic coupon would offer, in order to receive items from retail for free or for a greatly reduced price," according to a prosecution statement.

The biggest victims of the scam included makers and sellers of of Kimberly-Clark paper products ($8.99 million), Proctor & Gamble household goods ($2.8 million), food giant Unilever ($2.5 million) and Henkel Corporation cleaning supplies ($1.7 million).


A Virginia woman ‘perfected the art’ of making fake coupons. She’s now going to prison for it.

Beethoven had music. Picasso had painting. Lori Ann Talens’s genius manifested itself in a more peculiar way.

“Talens perfected the art of counterfeiting coupons,” federal prosecutor Joseph Kosky wrote in court documents. “Her skill was such that the coupons she created were virtually indistinguishable from genuine [ones].”

Talens’s tools were glossy paper, corporate logos and a computer she used to stitch together disparate text, pictures and bar codes to make what are known as “Frankenstein” counterfeits, all while keeping track of everything on a spreadsheet. Over a little more than three years, federal investigators said Talens, 41, and her husband, Pacifico, cheated manufacturers and merchants of more than $31 million by producing bogus coupons that gave customers merchandise at steep discounts — or for free.

The Talenses made nearly $400,000 selling the fakes to more than 2,000 customers across the country. About 100 companies — including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Ziploc — were their victims. The hardest hit was Kimberly-Clark, the paper products company, which lost nearly $9 million.

“The scale of the [Talenses] counterfeit coupon scheme was truly massive,” Kosky wrote.


That trump billboard has been modified


Right-wing sting artist James O'Keefe says hackers scammed his Project Veritas out of $165,000


Project Veritas announced on Monday that it was defrauded out of $165,000 after being targeted by hackers.

James O’Keefe, the group’s founder, said that scammers posing as the group’s attorneys were able to convince his team to transfer funds out of their bank account.

“So we received an invoice for $165,000 from a few of our attorneys and we intended to pay that invoice so we set up wire transfers for payment,” O’Keefe says. “Within an hour the lawyers reached out to us asking us to pay the invoice via a new account they had set up.”

O’Keefe further claims that the hackers appeared to be monitoring his correspondence with his actual attorneys before interjecting with a similar-looking email account.


But that wasn’t the only attack Project Veritas claims to have been targeted by. O’Keefe goes on to state that his organization had also been hit with Denial-of-Service (DoS) attacks. Specifically, O’Keefe says the attackers made numerous $50,000 donations to the company and then requested a refund, which would force Project Veritas to pay processing fees.

The attacks came just days after Project Veritas’ New York headquarters was flooded by Hurricane Ida.

almost every major group in the state rejected the recall: Whites, African Americans, Latinos, Asian

According to the CNN exit poll, almost every major group in the state rejected the recall: Whites, African Americans, Latinos, Asian Americans, every age group, men and women, urban and suburban residents, parents and non-parents, those with and without college degrees and LGBTQ Californians.

A number of those groups are already part of the Democratic coalition, but some of the numbers are bad news for the GOP, particularly the gender data: 64% of female voters and 62% of White female voters decided to keep Newsom in office, far more than men.

Those numbers are significant. Consider that as recent as 2020, President Joe Biden only won 51% of White women in the state.

The clear majorities Newsom won among African Americans (83%) and Latinos (60%), particularly female members of those groups, ensured he would stay in office, but those voters were not the focus of the GOP -- White people were. Donald Trump secured 47% of California's White voters in 2020 but just 41% of that demographic voted yes on the recall.

This broad support for Newsom, particularly the gains he made with White women, suggests that the GOP message is not breaking through to the kinds of voters who the Republican Party needs in order to be competitive in other parts of the country.


Alabama couple who opposed the COVID-19 vaccine on YouTube have died from the disease

n Alabama couple who posted videos opposing the COVID-19 vaccine on their YouTube channel "Alabama Pickers" died from the disease just three weeks apart from each other, AL.com reported.

Dusty and Tristan Graham, of Hunstville, Alabama, ran a YouTube page together where they would post videos showing them travel around the state to find vintage items, according to the report. They would then sell the items on Ebay under the name bama4348.

The couple's YouTube channel appears to have been taken down, but one of their last videos was reposted to the channel "Vaxx Mann." The channel belongs to the website sorryanitvaxxer.com, a site dedicated to resharing social media posts from people that publicly opposed the COVID vaccine and subsequently died from the disease.

"I've got my own passport. It's called the 'Bill of Rights,'" Dusty Graham said in the video.

In the video, Dusty Graham says that the COVID-19 vaccine is "technically not" a vaccine and calls it an "immunity therapy."


"the day I quit Amazon delivery". 314 heavy packages to one home, 1 hr 47 minutes to unload

"Note that she is opening boxes as I deliver due to limited space," the text in the video reads. "It took one hour and 47 minutes to deliver 314 heavy packages to this single home."

The shocking amount of deliveries was surprising to viewers, who hypothesized why someone would receive that many deliveries. But the TikTok creator, @willy.ngoran, clarified that there was "an error in the system that delayed the deliveries." He added, "They were to be split between different drivers but it went wrong. I was the last resort."

@willy.ngoran told the Daily Dot that while he still works at Amazon, he is now a dispatcher rather than a delivery driver. He said one of the reasons he posted the video was "to show people what they ignore about the delicate job, as far as un amount of packages and effort drivers sometimes showcase to make these last mile deliveries possible."

"It is true that we get a lot of packages some days but it’s mostly the apartments that make people quit," he added.

He said he "was very amazed" by the support he received after posting the video.


8000 Haitians coalesce at the TX border. Abbot tries to close 6 ports. Judge says no

Tweet of the minute..from Newsom


people hold signs up. Outside home of Gabby's fiance

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