NYT Feverishly Pushing Democrat Against Sen. Cruz in Red Texas: ‘A Sense of the Possible’

Operating on two hours’ sleep, Beto O’Rourke was 20 hours into his day and looked it. His white shirt and gray slacks were an accordion of wrinkles. His hair, flecked with gray, drooped on his forehead and small dark rings had formed under his eyes.

But he hadn’t lost his voice. The Democratic congressman from El Paso was speaking to a crowd of several hundred at Suga’s restaurant, 830 miles from home, trying to make an improbable case: that he can defeat Texas’ incumbent Republican senator, Ted Cruz.


He appealed to their sense of virtue. “This smallness, this bigotry, this paranoia, this anxiety,” he said, cadence accelerating, “we’ve got to be for the big, aspirational, ambitious things.”

He appealed to their sense of humor. “There’s a reason that Congress has an approval rating of around nine percent. Nine percent! Communism ten percent. Gonorrhea eight percent. We’re right in the middle.”


The crowd cheered, they hooted, they left saying things like “he was great” and “I’m in.”


But there is power in the giant-killer narrative and signs that his anti-campaign playbook campaign is working. He raised $2.4 million in the last quarter, and gets applause when he notes that was $500,000 more than Mr. Cruz took in.

He has a restless energy that has put him in 217 of Texas 254 counties, driving tens of thousands of miles, fueled by bad coffee and Hostess cupcakes that supporters bring him.

In Lufkin, he was greeted with chants of “Beto, Beto, Beto.” His campaign took in $1,258 in checks and cash dropped into a large jar.

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Texas girl suffers violent hallucinations after taking FDA-approved Tamiflu

Image: Texas girl suffers violent hallucinations after taking FDA-approved Tamiflu

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A North Texas family had no idea what was in store for them when they gave their six-year-old daughter a popular flu medication, and now they are trying to warn others of the drug’s very frightening side effects.

It started out innocently enough, with an unnamed family bringing their daughter to a doctor with flu-like symptoms. Upon being officially diagnosed with the flu, her doctor gave her Tamiflu on the pretense of speeding its progression. This antiviral drug, which contains oseltamivir phosphate, is used to reduce the flu’s symptoms and works by keeping the virus from multiplying within the body. It is said to have the potential to shorten a person’s bout with the flu by a day or two.

The girls’ family ended up getting a lot more than they bargained for after giving her daughter the medication, with a range of scary side effects taking hold, including hallucinations and attempts at self-harm.

According to her father, the young girl used a desk to try to jump out of the second-story window in her bedroom. Fortunately, her mother caught her just in time to save her from taking what could have been a deadly leap. She also ran away from school.

When they brought her to the hospital, the doctor there told them that nervous system problems like psychosis are among the potential side effects of Tamiflu, although it is technically listed as being rare.

Texas Health Prosper Emergency Room Physician Dr. Glenn Hardesty told CBS DFW that he has not yet seen this particular complication, but it does appear in the fine print of the medication’s packaging.

Deaths and unusual behavior reported in young Tamiflu users in Japan

In fact, it has happened often enough that the FDA launched an investigation into the matter in 2005 following 12 deaths and more than 100 cases of unusual behavior including delirium, hallucinations, and confusion among Japanese children who took the medication. Five kids younger than 17 died after falling from balconies or windows or running out into traffic, while two youngsters died of brain infections from the drug.

The country issued a warning against prescribing the drug to young people with flu, and South Korea issued a similar warning. However, the FDA somehow concluded in its investigation that there was not a “definite cause and effect” between the medication and these problems. Wonder why that is?

Apparently, they’ve been convinced to ignore the research, like a pair of 2010 studies that found that nearly 20 percent of kids treated with Tamiflu experience nightmares, odd behavior, or another neuropsychiatric side effect.

The girl’s father said: “I don’t think the 16 hours of symptom relief from the flu is worth the possible side effects that we went through.”

According to a consumer information page on the FDA’s website, people taking Tamiflu need to be monitored for any signs of odd behavior, and a medical professional should be contacted immediately if such behaviors occur. That page also reports that nausea and vomiting are the most common side effects of Tamiflu, while other common side effects are stomach pain, headache, fatigue and nosebleeds.

One doctor told Live Science that he generally reserves Tamiflu prescriptions for patients who have particularly high risks. He said that the benefits it provides most patients are not that great, and he avoids prescribing it unless it is for someone who has diabetes, asthma or another chronic condition that makes them vulnerable to acute illness caused by flu.

Even the CDC admits: “Most people who are otherwise healthy and get the flu do not need to be treated with antiviral drugs.”

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Amber Alert issued in Texas for two girls in danger after mom found dead

An Amber Alert was issued Sunday as Texas police search for two girls following the death of their mother.

Local police said officers responded to a welfare check at the girls’ residence in Round Rock, Texas, on Saturday and found a deceased woman inside. The mother was later identified as Tonya Bates, mother of the two girls, KVUE reported.

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Police are now searching for Luluvioletta Bandera-Margret, 7, and Lilianais Griffith, 14, who they believe to be in grave or immediate danger.

Lulu is Hispanic, 4 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 75 pounds. She has curly brown hair and brown eyes. Lili is also Hispanic, 5 feet tall and reportedly weighs 100 pounds. She has brown eyes, a nose stud and braces.

Officials have identified the suspect in the children’s disappearance as 44-year-old Terry Miles. The girls’ relationship with Miles remains unclear.

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The Texas Department of Public Safety said the three may be traveling in a gray 2017 Hyundai Accent with the Texas license plate number JGH9845.

Authorities initially said the group may be headed to Louisiana. Police later announced Monday that the last sighting of the three was in northern New Mexico and possibly southern Colorado.

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Texas Mother Arrested After Healthy Son Had 323 Doctor Visits And 13 Surgeries

A Texas woman has been arrested after her 8-year-old son had hundreds of unnecessary hospital visits and 13 surgeries, officials say.

The tipping point came last month, when 34-year-old Kaylene Bowen-Wright brought her son Christopher Bowen to a Dallas hospital, claiming he had a seizure, according to documents obtained by the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth.

The medical staff reported seeing a “general and full shake,” but could find no evidence of a seizure, officials reported.

That led them to suspect that his symptoms may have been caused intentionally, and they alerted Child Protective Services — the second such report since 2015.

“I am very concerned that mother has moved from exaggerating symptoms to inducing symptoms,” Dr. Suzanne Dakil wrote in the CPS petition, the newspaper reported.

How did this happen?

Investigators believe the medical abuse began when Christopher was only 11 days old in 2009, the Star-Telegram said.

Medical records show Christopher saw the doctor 323 times in Dallas and Houston between 2009 and 2016, according to the CPS petition.

In his short life, Christopher was placed full time on oxygen and used a wheelchair at times. He had a feeding tube outfitted directly into his small intestine, which resulted in three life-threatening blood infections, the newspaper said.

Bowen-Wright had him in hospice care before and even tried to get him on the lung transplant list, the Star-Telegram added.

She was arrested and charged with injury to a child with serious bodily harm last week, according to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office.

A YouCaring fundraiser two years ago, which raised more than $8,000, said the young boy was battling a severe case of arteriovenous malformation.

“Diagnosed at the age of two, the congenital condition is slowly taking the wind out of the sails of this bright and active boy,” the campaign reads.

Doctors determined Christopher does not have cancer or many of the symptoms his mother alleged. In fact, medical staff deemed a majority of his procedures unnecessary, according to the Star-Telegram.

‘The kids don’t deserve that’

The child’s father, Ryan Crawford, told the Star-Telegram that he tried to persuade Dallas County Family Court judges that his son was not sick.

“How do you do 13 surgeries? How do you do it?” he asked. “How do you do 13 surgeries and not question the fifth surgery? The sixth surgery?

Since being removed from his mother’s care, Christopher eats regularly, has had no seizures, feeding tubes, oxygen or an IV, officials said.

Crawford is currently looking to get custody of Christopher, who, along with his two half-siblings, was removed from her care and placed in foster care.

“It’s horrible for my son, or any kid because obviously, my son is not the only one that has had to go through this type of torture,” Crawford told the newspaper.



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WATCH: Texas Police Officer Gave a Teenager 200 Push-Ups Instead Of Jail Time For Smoking Pot

A police officer in Arlington, Texas caught a teen smoking weed outside of a movie theatre and instead of arresting him he offered the young man some exercise – okay, a lot of exercises.

The officer, Eric Ballwas, was off-duty at the time when he caught a whiff of something funky. What he discovered was a young man enjoying a joint while his mom was still in the theatre. Instead of arresting him, the officer offered the teen the option of doing 200 push-ups.

“See,” The woman shooting the video can be heard saying, “while we think the police are so bad, they’re not all bad.”

When posted to Reddit the video spawned the sort of hilarity that might be expected. But some Redditors also wondered whether the punishment was too harsh. While others suggested that the officer himself might get in trouble if the video went viral.

The statements given by the police department to local news suggests that Ballwas’ decision to swap punishments was well received by his superiors. CBS News reported that Lt. Christopher Cook said the officer got the inspiration for the punishment from his football coaches who also used to make him do push-ups while the boy’s mother hugged and thanked the officer for going easy her son.

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WATCH: Texas Cops in Santa Hat and Face Masks Punch and Tase Man

Four officers from the Austin Police Department, one in a black Santa hat and three others wearing black face masks, led a handcuffed man to an out-of-the-way corner where they tased and punched him, according to video taken by a bystander.

The officers arrested the man, Jason Donald, at a convenience store Tuesday evening in downtown Austin, Texas, and led him around the side of the building, according to local news reports.

“The suspect managed to slip one hand out of the handcuffs and had his hands in front of him,” Austin police said in a statement. “The officers and suspect end up going to the ground, while the officers attempt to overcome his resistance and place him back in handcuffs.”

The most violent portion of the video appears to show the police forcing Donald to the ground, with the officer in the Santa hat holding him down as one of the masked officers punches him repeatedly in the head and another masked officer fires a Taser.

Donald can be heard yelling, “They punching me!” as the officers yell, “Put your hands behind your back!”

As a result of the incident and the fact that at least two of the involved officers covered their faces with balaclavas, Austin police changed their department policy to say that officers will not cover their faces unless there is a specific need to protect their identity. That need would also have to be approved by their division commander, Austin police said, adding that the “naughty” Santa hat is also not approved under their policy.

Austin police officers are not necessarily prohibited from striking a suspect’s arms, legs or head, as they did to Donald, so long as their actions are objectively reasonable, Chief Brian Manley told the Austin American-Statesman.

The video was posted on Facebook by a woman named Mo Anderson, who captioned the video, “Dey fina kill em.” It had been viewed over 2 million times by Friday afternoon. Anderson did not respond to a request for comment.

In other recent news involving men in Santa hats, a man wearing the distinctive cap broke into at least two homes in Los Angeles in late November and earlier this month, and a man dressed as Santa Claus opened fire at a Halloween party in Austin, injuring three people.

Source: https://www.rawstory.com/2017/12/watch-texas-cops-in-santa-hat-and-face-masks-punch-and-tase-man/

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Mother, Air Force Vet Kidnapped, Sent to Rikers for Traveling in NY with Her Legal Texas Handgun


New York, NY — Mother of two and honorably discharged veteran of the US Air Force, Deanna Jo Robinson had harmed no one, had not taken anyone’s property and was merely traveling peacefully in her car when she was kidnapped by police and thrown into Riker’s Island at the Rose M. Singer Center with violent armed robbers and murderers.

Robinson was driving from Texas to New York to bring her two children to spend some time with their father when she was arrested by the NYPD in the Bronx and charged with “265.03 FC (CRIM POSS WEAPON-2ND DEGREE C Felony)” for having her legally purchased and licensed handgun in her glovebox.

Robinson, who spent five years on active duty, had secret military clearances and also has her active and valid Texas License to Carry.

According to Federal law, an individual is not restricted from transporting legally acquired firearms across state lines for lawful purposes except those explicitly prohibited by federal law to include convicted felons; persons under indictment for felonies; adjudicated “mental defectives” or those who have been involuntarily committed to mental institutions; illegal drug users; illegal aliens and most non-immigrant aliens; dishonorably discharged veterans; those who have renounced their U.S. citizenship; fugitives from justice; persons convicted of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence; and persons subject to certain domestic violence restraining orders. Therefore, no federal permit is required (or available) for the interstate transportation of firearms.

Robinson does not fit any of the restricted person criteria as described above. However, having the gun in the glovebox is likely what the New York police have taken issue with.

Funded Justice page, started by James Gressett, reads:

“Deanna Jo, loving mother of two adorable boys, Veteran, Activist and friend in liberty, was arrested in NYC on Nov 11 while traveling from Texas, when her self-defense handgun was discovered in her vehicle. Please help us free her from Rikers.

Two beautiful little boys are wondering where their mother is after the family of three traveled across the country from Texas to NYC so the children could spend time with their estranged father. Deanna Jo is a responsible mother and a veteran with military clearances and a Texas License to Carry. Concerned primarily with her children’s safety and posing no threat to any other person, Deanna Jo arrived at her destination, where her estranged husband took the children into his house then contacted police, who found her self-defense handgun in her vehicle. No mother should be forced to leave behind her best means of self defense, yet the City of New York sends a clear message: “We do not care about your Constitutional rights or your personal safety, and the only people who have guns here are criminals.” Now Deanna Jo sits in a cage at Rikers Island, stripped of her rights and incarcerated, and her children are missing her dearly. She needs to return to them so they can be with their mother. The city has basically told her that her life and the lives of her children are meaningless and that her right to protect them is trivial. 
We are a group of friends who want to see Deanna Jo reunited with her children as soon as possible.
This fund is to help us do that, plus assist with the legal battle to come.”

The goal set on the fundraising page is $25,000 and as of this writing has reached $6,400. The Free Thought Project spoke with Second Amendment and free speech activist Michael Picard who bailed Robinson out on Friday. He told us that Robinson is going to fight the charges all the way as there was no victim of her alleged crime.

“She served her country in the Air Force, and this is how New York serves her,” Picard told TFTP.

Unfortunately for Robinson, this is the second time she’s had an unjust experience with police. As TFTP reported at the time, Robinson was raided by police who were there to take her children over an alleged custody dispute. Robinson, who had a camera rolling at the time of the raid was seen pinned into a corner by Hunt County Deputy Josh Robinson who began beating the handcuffed 9-month pregnant woman as she screamed out in horror.

Deputy J. Robinson was subsequently no-billed by a Hunt County grand jury and has since been reinstated to full duty. Robinson was cleared of any wrongdoing and CPS later admitted there was no warrant.

If you’d like to call Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark, and peacefully express to him that this woman has been through enough and doesn’t deserve to be locked in a cage for protecting herself and her children, you can so at this number: 718-590-2000. Also, if you’d like to donate to her legal fees, you can do so at her Funded Justice page.



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Texas Police Officer Fired After Sexually Assaulting Woman While on Duty

An Amarillo police officer accused of sexually assaulting a 22-year-old woman while on-duty has been fired, police said in a news release.

Officer Micah Meurer, initially placed on administrative leave, was terminated effective 9 p.m. Monday for “violations of internal rules, including acts which bring discredit to the officer and the department,” according to the release.

The 22-year-old woman accused Meurer on Monday. Detectives with the department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit — conducting a separate criminal investigation with the Potter County District Attorney’s Office — found that Meurer had responded to the woman’s home in Northwest Amarillo on Sunday.

An internal affairs investigator determined that the officer “had sexual contact with the victim while on duty,” the release said. The criminal investigation is ongoing as of Wednesday.

Officers have conducted interviews with Meurer and the victim, the release said.

Investigators collected bodily fluids, towels, clothing, a Walmart receipt and a rape kit, according to an incident report obtained by the San Antonio Express-News.

Meurer had worked with the Amarillo Police Department since Dec. 5, 2013. He graduated from the department’s police academy on June 11, 2014, and began a four-month training shortly after, according to an Amarillo Police Department news release.

A former San Antonio police officer who allegedly sexually assaulted a woman while on duty in November 2013 was hit last week with a $2.1 million judgment in a lawsuit filed by his accuser after he failed to show up at a hearing in federal court.

Jackie Neal, 41, was later fired from the department and is awaiting trial in the 226th District Court.

Source: http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Texas-police-officer-allegedly-sexually-assaulted-6333299.php

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Texas Shifts Away From The Federal Reserve: State’s New Silver Gold Bullion Depository

Texas Silver Gold Bullion Depository

AUSTIN, Texas (Nov. 15, 2017) – The Texas Bullion Depository took a step closer becoming operational earlier this month when officials announced the location of the new facility. The creation of a state bullion depository in Texas represents a power shift away from the federal government to the state, and it provides a blueprint that could ultimately end the Federal Reserve’s monopoly on money.

Gov. Greg Abbot signed legislation creating the state gold bullion and precious metal depository in June of 2015. The facility will not only provide a secure place for individuals, business, cities, counties, government agencies and even other countries to store gold and other precious metals, the law also creates a mechanism to facilitate the everyday use of gold and silver in business transactions. In short, a person will be able to deposit gold or silver in the depository and pay other people through electronic means or checks – in sound money.

Earlier this summer, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar announced Austin-based Lone Star Tangible Assets will build and operate the Texas Bullion Depository.

On Nov. 3, the company announced it will construct the facility in the city of Leander, located about 30 miles northwest of Austin. According to the Community Impact Newspaper, the Leander City Council has approved an economic development agreement with Lone Star. Construction of the depository is expected to begin in early 2018. Lone Star officials say it will take about a year to complete construction of the 60,000-square-foot secure facility located on a 10-acre campus.

The depository will operate out of Lone Star’s existing facilities during construction. It will provide services nationwide beginning in early 2018, with international services to be offered in the future phases, according to Community Impact.

“This state-of-the-art facility will provide tremendous benefits to the citizens of Leander and will give Texans a secure facility right here in the Lone Star State where their gold and precious metals will be kept safe and close at hand,” Hegar said in the press release.

The Texas Bullion Depository has already established an online presence. You can visit the depository website HERE.

According to an article in the Star-Telegram, state officials want a facility ‘with an e-commerce component that also provides for secure physical storage for Bullion.’ Officials say plans for a depository should include online services that would let customers accept, transfer and withdraw bullion deposits and related fees.

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By making gold and silver available for regular, daily transactions by the general public, the new law has the potential for wide-reaching effect.

Professor William Greene is an expert on constitutional tender and said in a paper for the Mises Institute that when people in multiple states actually start using gold and silver instead of Federal Reserve notes, it would effectively nullify the [zionist foreign controlled] Federal Reserve and end the federal government’s monopoly on money.

“Over time, as residents of the state use both Federal Reserve notes and silver and gold coins, the fact that the coins hold their value more than Federal Reserve notes do ~ will lead to a ‘reverse Gresham’s Law’ effect, where good money (gold and silver coins) will drive out bad money (Federal Reserve notes).

“As this happens, a cascade of events can begin to occur, including the flow of real wealth toward the state’s treasury, an influx of banking business from outside of the state – as people in other states carry out their desire to bank with sound money – and an eventual outcry against the use of Federal Reserve notes for any transactions.”

University of Houston political science professor Brandon Rottinghaus called the development of a state gold depository a step toward independence.

“This is another in a long line of ways to make Texas more self-reliant and less tethered to the federal government. The financial impact is small but the political impact is telling, Many conservatives are interested in returning to the gold standard and circumvent the Federal reserve in whatever small way they can.”

The Texas gold depository will create a mechanism to challenge the federal government’s monopoly on money and provides a blueprint for other states to follow. If the majority of states controlled their own supply of gold, it could conceivably make the [zionist foreign controlled] Federal Reserve completely irrelevant.

State bullion depositories are one of four steps states can take to help bring down the Fed.

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Texas Silver Gold Depository


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Texas Church Is Transformed Into Poignant Memorial For Mass Shooting Victims

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas ― One week after it became the site of the deadliest mass shooting in modern Texas history, the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs reopened to the public on Sunday.

Gone were the pews. 

Instead, 26 handcrafted chairs marked locations where worshippers were fatally shot. Each chair had a name inscribed on the backrest, and a red rose. An audio recording of scripture readings by church staff played on a loudspeaker. 

The scene of an unspeakable crime had been transformed into a moving tribute to those who lost their lives. 

“Everyone who walks in there will know that the people who died lived for their Lord and Savior,” the Rev. Frank Pomeroy, the First Baptist pastor, said at a Sunday service earlier in the day held under a tent nearby.

On Nov. 5, Devin Patrick Kelley attacked the church with a semiautomatic rifle. He killed 26, and wounded 20 others. As he exited the church, he was shot by an armed civilian. He fled in his SUV and was later found dead with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

As soon as law enforcement finished processing evidence, a construction team began renovating the church building, according to a media handout. Chairs, pews, and carpet were removed from the small sanctuary. The walls and floors were painted, and the windows were replaced. 

Before the media was allowed to tour the church on Sunday, a number of family members of victims were escorted inside to spend a few minutes in silence. One woman had to be held up by a chaplain as she exited the worship hall in tears. 

The Rev. Mark Collins, the associate pastor, said in a press release that he hoped it would be healing for the community to be able to enter the church once more. 

“This is our church, but it is not just us that are suffering,” Collins said. “This tragedy has rocked our nation, and has had an impact on all Americans and our country as a whole.” 

The church will be open Monday to Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. 

It is unclear whether the memorial will be permanent, or whether the building will be razed. 

  • This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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