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High Schooler Raises $12K to Help Homeless Veterans Across the Country Get Off the Streets

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The military is an important theme in Michael Ferrara’s life. The teen student at Hunterdon Central Regional High School has family members who have served, he’s helped rekindle the Student Soldier Support Club at his school and he even plans to join up one day.

“My freshman year, I emailed the teacher that runs the club and he said all the seniors left; there’s nobody in the club,” he explained to NJ.com. “So I restarted it. I think it’s awesome that people are out there fighting for everybody’s freedom.”



His interest didn’t end there. In 2020, the plight of homeless veterans became an important issue to the teen, who decided to raise money for Houses for Warriors, a program that would get veterans off the streets and into a shelter.

Specifically, Ferrara wanted to raise a few thousand dollars to go toward the building of a group home — a feat he hoped to commemorate with a few bricks at the location being dedicated to veterans from his own family.

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“If we hit my current goal of $4,000, I’m going to dedicate three of the four bricks to two of my grandparents and my uncle,” he said in October. “My uncle was in the Marines, my one grandfather on my dad’s side was in the Navy, and my other grandfather on my mom’s side is in the Army.”

Andrew Canales, the CEO of Houses for Warriors and an Iraq War veteran, is thankful for the young man’s interest.



“If I had 100 more people like Michael today, we would have that building tomorrow,” Canales told NJ.com last year.

He added in an interview with Fox News that shelters are high-stress places for vets due to the “constant open drug use, higher encounters with violent and aggressive individuals with severe mental health issues, the constant risk of theft and their personal property being stolen” — so building a place just for them, where they could enjoy safety, comfort and vocational training, was the dream.

But that dream came with a hefty price tag — something Ferrara was eager to help with.

He planned to raise the money through donations he earned participating in another major interest in his life: Running marathons. He decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon in October and hold various fundraisers to raise the money needed to help create the group home in Colorado.



It didn’t bother the New Jersey teen that the house he was helping pay for would be in Denver.

“I decided to raise money for a Colorado nonprofit living in New Jersey because a homeless veteran is a homeless veteran,” Ferrara told Fox. “Our veterans have fought for all 50 states, not just one. So, I feel it would be wrong of me to not raise money for homeless veterans just because they happen to live in a different state.”



“I picked out Houses for Warriors because it’s sad that these veterans give up everything,” he told NJ.com. “So I’m trying to help out any way I can to make that right.”

Ferrara more than met his goal. In total, he raised $12,000 to donate to the project: a home that will house up to nine veterans. Donors have been kept updated on the process through a Facebook page set up for the occasion called “Mike Ferrara’s fundraiser for Houses For Warriors.”

“Fundraiser Update!” reads a post from Ray Ferrara on July 11. “Mike and I visited Denver, Colorado this weekend to attend the grand opening of Houses for Warriors’ very first Veterans group home! Your $12,000 in donations were the key to making this happen.

“Mike was also recognized for his efforts. 9 homeless veterans will be in their new home in the next few weeks. If you look at the bricks, several were created for installation at the house recognizing all of you that made this happen. And if you’d like to help furnish it, click the Amazon registry link below. Thank you all!”



While this is a great accomplishment, it’s probably only the beginning for the teen who is so dedicated to recognizing the sacrifices that veterans have made.

“I’ve always looked up to our veterans, the people that have served our country, because they’re out there every single day, they’re going to put their lives on the line,” Ferrara said.

“I have a great respect for the people who are willing to and have sacrificed everything to serve our country and to keep America free.”

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Graphic Warning: Horrified Crowd Shouts as Parent Shows School's Pedophilia Comics at Board Meeting

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It appears Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia has been disseminating pedophilic pornography to its students.

As much was revealed by author and former journalist for The Wall Street Journal Asra Nomani, who attended a local Fairfax County School Board meeting Thursday night.

During the meeting, Fairfax High School mother Stacy Langton brought two books up to the podium, along with printouts of some of their pages. The books were “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe.

Langton said she found the books in the high school library, the Robinson Secondary School library and at others across the county.

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“The books were available, and we checked them out,” the mother said, according to Nomani’s report.

Nomani recorded the school board meeting, as well as the contents of the books, in a video posted to her Twitter.

Given the incredibly pornographic nature of the images (comic-style pictures showing individuals performing sex acts on one another), we will not embed the video in this story.

If you do wish to see how truly horrific the content is, you can view Nomani’s video here.

The books don’t just show any kind of pornography, however.

They appear to show drawings of child pornography by depicting acts of pedophilia.

One book even includes a “fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male,” Nomani reported.

In “Lawn Boy,” the author describes performing such an act for the first time at the age of 10.

This is the type of material a pedophile would use to groom his victims, making them read it as a way of normalizing explicit sex acts.

And the Fairfax County school district allegedly made these books available to “minors as young as seventh grade, or as young as 12 years old.”

The school board chair, Stella Pekarsky, attempted to defend the inclusion by claiming one of the schools they were found at was made up of “high school students.”

Nomani noted in her report that Robinson Secondary School, where Langton said the books were also available, “includes seventh and eighth graders.”

Either way, it likely doesn’t make parents feel much better knowing that their high school children may have been and possibly continue to be exposed to this horrific content.

According to WRC-TV, Fairfax County Public Schools said it would temporarily remove the books from the library. At a later date, they will be reviewed by a committee of students, staff and parents for a final decision.

For years, conservatives have been saying that the sexual-freedom-movement left’s ultimate goal is to sexualize children and they’ve been called crackpots for saying so.

Well, who are the crackpots now?

Stories continue to break revealing content developed and written by pro-LGBT authors such as this being disseminated to young children.

Minnesota’s Richfield Public Schools district was also caught this week using a sexual education program that has children role-play as sexually active gay teenagers deciding whether or not they want to have sex.

Modern-day leftists have taken over the public school system.

And, if you let them, they’ll use that power to sexualize America’s children with pedophile-esque grooming techniques.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

It appears Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia has been disseminating pedophilic pornography to its students. As much was revealed by author and former journalist for The Wall Street Journal Asra Nomani, who attended a local Fairfax County School Board meeting Thursday night. During the meeting, Fairfax High School mother Stacy Langton brought two books up to the podium, along with printouts of some of their pages. The books were “Lawn Boy” by Jonathan Evison and “Gender Queer” by Maia Kobabe. Langton said she found the books in the high school library, the Robinson Secondary School library and at others across the county. “The books were available, and we checked them out,” the mother said, according to Nomani’s report. Nomani recorded the school board meeting, as well as the contents of the books, in a video posted to her Twitter. Given the incredibly pornographic nature of the images (comic-style pictures showing individuals performing sex acts on one another), we will not embed the video in this story. If you do wish to see how truly horrific the content is, you can view Nomani’s video here. The books don’t just show any kind of pornography, however. They appear to show drawings of child pornography by depicting acts of pedophilia. One book even includes a “fourth-grade boy performing oral sex on an adult male,” Nomani reported. In “Lawn Boy,” the author describes performing such an act for the first time at the age of 10. This is the type of material a pedophile would use to groom his victims, making them read it as a way of normalizing explicit sex acts. And the Fairfax County school district allegedly made these books available to “minors as young as seventh grade, or as young as 12 years old.” The school board chair, Stella Pekarsky,…

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AZ Auditors Say Ballot Envelopes Without Signatures, Blank Duplicates Verified and Approved by Maricopa County

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Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, an expert hired by the Arizona Senate to audit the mail-in ballot envelope images from November’s general election, told Senate leadership on Friday that his team’s review found thousands of duplicate ballots, as well as over 1,700 with no signatures.

Ayyadurai, who holds a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that there were 34,448 duplicate ballot envelopes from 17,126 unique voters.

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Additionally, Ayyadurai reported there were 1,771 envelopes with no signatures and 2,580 with scribbles for the signature.

By the official count, President Joe Biden won the Grand Canyon State in November’s general election by 10,457 votes.

The only county he flipped from red to blue to do so was Maricopa, the state’s most populous, encompassing the Phoenix metropolitan area.



Former President Donald Trump carried the county by approximately 44,500 votes in 2016 and Biden won it by 45,100 in 2020.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, an expert hired by the Arizona Senate to audit the mail-in ballot envelope images from November’s general election, told Senate leadership on Friday that his team’s review found thousands of duplicate ballots, as well as over 1,700 with no signatures. Ayyadurai, who holds a Ph.D. in systems engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, said that there were 34,448 duplicate ballot envelopes from 17,126 unique voters. Dr. Shiva On The Case Reporting That There Was Duplicate Ballots Found In The Maricopa Audit pic.twitter.com/cOhW0eukpj — J̵̟̦̲̞̭̱̀̈́͑̄̇̈́̚͝ustice (@The_Justice7) September 24, 2021 Additionally, Ayyadurai reported there were 1,771 envelopes with no signatures and 2,580 with scribbles for the signature. 4,292 Scribbles signatures, blanks, and likely blanks! BAD votes. Decertify the election! pic.twitter.com/81gQN3aKwf — Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) September 24, 2021 By the official count, President Joe Biden won the Grand Canyon State in November’s general election by 10,457 votes. The only county he flipped from red to blue to do so was Maricopa, the state’s most populous, encompassing the Phoenix metropolitan area. Dr. Shiva’s team identified 17,322 duplicate ballots — this finding is NOT in the audit report MORE than the election margin pic.twitter.com/Vr8VwjmmuL — Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) September 24, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sNaaGPwbDJM Former President Donald Trump carried the county by approximately 44,500 votes in 2016 and Biden won it by 45,100 in 2020. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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