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This beginner-friendly sign language course bundle is on sale for 94% off

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TL;DR: The All-in-One American Sign Language Bundle is on sale for £28.72, saving you 94% on list price.


American Sign Language (ASL) is one of the most popular languages in the United States, and learning it may open some interesting social and professional doors you didn’t anticipate. Whether it’s to talk to deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) friends and family, open yourself up to new career opportunities, or to start communicating with your child before they learn to speak, sign language has a huge variety of applications. If you want to start learning ASL, then try The All-in-One American Sign Language Bundle, a 29-hour training bundle on sale for £28.72. 

This ASL training bundle is beginner-friendly, with two places to start for those completely new to signing. Depending on your purpose for enrolling, you could start with American Sign Language: Beginner for general foundational knowledge like the history of deaf education and the ASL alphabet. Or, if you’re learning ASL for work, you could start with American Sign Language for Business: Beginner. This two-hour course introduces you to common business vocabulary along with foundational skills like the ASL alphabet, numbers, and language structure. If you want more practice with the basics, there’s an entire course on The Manual Alphabet, which functionally teaches you to spell your way through uncertain vocabulary. 

From there, you can pick and choose what you learn based on your goals with ASL. Learn the signs for colours, emotions, personality terminology, animals, and so much more. All courses are available for life, so you have time to practice and refine your grasp on the language. All but two courses in this bundle are taught by a TESOL- and TESL-certified instructor from Able Lingo. 

This could be your sign to start learning ASL. Get the All-in-One American Sign Language Bundle while it’s on sale for £28.72, discounted from £507. 

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Arizona candidate aims to become state’s first Hispanic congresswoman, says Dems take Latinos for granted

Tanya Contreras Wheeless was born to a teen mom and grew up in a family living pay check-to-pay check.

She took a job at a local bakery when she was 14 to earn spending money, but still managed to earn an academic scholarship for college. But she kept mopping floors and working the register on weekends and over breaks to continue earning extra cash.

Wheeless became the first person in her family to graduate from college and ultimately joined a law firm after becoming an attorney. She went on to become a lobbyist for a banking association and later joined the Phoenix Suns as an executive. She eventually quit to start a consulting firm before staffing for then-Sen. Martha McSally.

Now, Wheeless, a second-generation Mexican American, is vying to become the first Latina to represent Arizona in Congress.

“I got into the race to protect the American dream,” Wheeless, a Republican, told Fox News from her home in an exclusive interview. “I am a product of that.”

ON THE TRAIL: CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES FIGHT FOR RIGHT TO REPRESENT HOTLY CONTESTED ARIZONA DISTRICT

“My grandmother immigrated here from Mexico as a young girl,” the former Phoenix Suns executive continued. “And so I believe in the power of that.”

The timing of Wheeless’ run in Arizona’s 4th District may couple well with her background: The Republican Party has courted Hispanic candidates for November’s midterm elections as Latinos have trended away from Democrats and toward the GOP.

Indeed, Wheeless scored endorsements from the Congressional Leadership Fund – a super PAC tied to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy – and from House Republican Conference Chair Elise Stefanik.

Wheeless also criticized Democrats, saying they take “Latino support for granted,” she told Fox News, days after first lady Jill Biden compared the Hispanic community to breakfast tacos.

“Things like that also show where the Democrat Party is losing the support of the Latino community because we’re put into this box,” Wheeless told Fox News. “And I think this is going to be a huge wakeup call for them in November.”

“The values that certainly were in my family growing up – and I think with many Latino families – of faith and family and freedom and entrepreneurship … are in alignment with the Republican Party,” Wheeless continued. “We’re going to see a greater number of Latinos coming to the Republican Party.”

Still, the former banking lobbyist faces a crowded primary in Arizona’s 4th District. Her opponents, include a veteran and businessman aligning himself with the MAGA platform, a candidate who’s twice made it to the general election, and a former NFL running back who received national attention after running a shock ad.

But Wheeless is confident her humble upbringing will carry her to victory in Tuesday’s primary election. She also believes her district is frustrated with Democrats over kitchen table issues, like inflation, and will vote to unseat Rep. Greg Stanton.

GOP CANDIDATE SLAMS ARIZONA DEM OVER ‘SEXIST AND RACIST’ REMARKS ABOUT HER NAME

“From a policy standpoint, I think there are some pretty significant differences between myself and the incumbent,” Wheeless told Fox News. “I want secure borders. I want less spending. I want to always have the backs of our law enforcement.”

“These are things that he has not been a leader on in Congress, and I will be,” she continued.

But it wouldn’t be an easy race: Stanton’s district “leans Democrat” by two points, according to Cook Political Report.

Despite growing up in a working class family, Wheeless considers herself fortunate.

“I was so lucky to be raised by real salt of the earth people,” she told Fox News. “We learned at a young age that no one was going to hand anything to us.”

Wheeless’ parents had various jobs throughout Wheeless’ childhood, with her mom at one point working at Kmart and her dad in construction.

“I was raised with that old fashioned ethic of your word is your bond,” Wheeless told Fox News. “You work hard. You take care of your family.”

“I also think when you grow up with nothing, you work a little harder to make something,” she continued. “You learn grit.”

Wheeless’ grandparents certainly knew grit. Both her grandfathers worked blue collar jobs, while her father’s mother was a nurse.

Her maternal grandmother, meanwhile, stayed home with the family, but only after she immigrated with Wheeless’ great grandparents to the U.S. as a young girl. There, she worked on a farm as a teenager and into her 20s, according to Wheeless.

AHEAD OF TRUMP RALLY IN ARIZONA, VOTERS SHARE IF THEY WANT FORMER PRESIDENT TO RUN AGAIN

Eventually, Wheeless’ great grandparents opened a shop and even bought homes they rented out.

“I think that was their version of the American dream,” Wheeless said.

That accomplishment is central to Wheeless’ platform. During her interview with Fox News, she repeatedly touted the importance of the American dream and worried that liberal policies are making it harder to achieve.

“I was unhappy with the direction of our country,” Wheeless said. “To me, having a strong economy, having safe communities are essential.”

“I saw what was happening under the Biden administration and with the Democrats in D.C. as not being supportive of that,” she continued.

AFTER TRUMP-BACKED CANDIDATE VICTORIES, SOME DEMOCRATS QUESTION PARTY’S MEDDLING IN GOP PRIMARIES

On the campaign trail, Wheeless draws on her childhood, rather than her working experience, despite her executive bona fides.

“What I’m going to remember is my mom sitting at the kitchen table struggling to think when is my brother going to get new cleats?” Wheeless told Fox News. “I look back and I’m grateful because we learned to appreciate small things.”

“As I think about being a congresswoman for this district, I will take all of that with me,” she continued.

But Wheeless’ work history could be a liability in her campaign.

Wheeless “was a Big Bank lobbyist at the height of the subprime mortgage crisis when hundreds of thousands of Arizonans were forced out of their homes as a result of the behavior and policies she championed,” Stanton’s campaign manager, Caitlin Johnson, told Fox News.

Wheeless disputed the characterization. She said most of the organizations she represented were community banks, though she noted some were larger.

“The community banks here and throughout the state, they didn’t do any of the things that started the subprime debacle or,” Wheeless said. “Community banks are so essential to the community, to our state, because they provide the loans that small businesses need to get started, other businesses to grow and certainly for families to buy homes and cars.”

“I would look at this and say this is an example of me standing up for the little guy,” she added.

That strikes at the heart of another key part of Wheeless’ platform: Bolstering local communities to create support systems that aren’t reliant on the federal government.

“I also think about how the community can step up for each other,” she said. “Government doesn’t always have to be the answer to everything.”

“You can fall into a trap where you think it’s government’s job to solve all of your problems,” Wheeless continued.

Still, her time as a lobbyist isn’t her only potential baggage.

ARIZONA SENATE CANDIDATES MASTERS, LAMON GRAPPLE OVER AMERICA FIRST LABEL AS PRIMARY HEATS UP

Wheeless has donated at least $2,180 to Democratic campaigns in Arizona, The Arizona Republic reported in July, a fact a primary opponent, Kelly Cooper, called out during an interview with Fox News. Her contributions include $680 in donations to Stanton’s mayoral runs in Phoenix.

“As a valley business leader, Tanya wrote checks to a variety of candidates for different offices – much like President Donald Trump when he was in business,” Wheeless’ campaign manager, Katie Larkin, told the Arizona Republic in a statement. “It should be noted that Tanya has given 4x more to Republicans than Democrats, has never been a registered Democrat, nor has she ever campaigned for Democrats.”

Larkin also listed several endorsements Wheeless has scored, including the Border Patrol union, and various law enforcement groups.

Douglas Wolfe, the campaign manager for primary candidate Dave Giles, told Fox News in an email: “Wheeless will give away Az freedoms and 2nd amendment rights.” He said she made comments in favor of tighter gun control at a public event in the spring. Fox News couldn’t find record of those alleged remarks.

“Tanya is a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment and has an AQ rating from the NRA,” Larkin told Fox News in a statement. “Anyone who says otherwise is misinformed.”

“AQ” is the National Rifle Association’s highest grade for a candidate without a voting record. It’s also the same rating as Giles, who was armed with a pistol and two magazines during his interview with Fox News.

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Regardless, Wheeless feels that in November, voters will look at issues like inflation and public safety concerns, stemming in part from border insecurity.

“What voters are really going to be doing when they go to the ballot box is making a decision between change and no change,” she told Fox News. “Do you feel like things are on the right track and life is going well for you now? Or do you want a change?”

“I think what they’re going to find is that they don’t feel like things are going great, and they’re going to be ready for a change,” Wheeless said. “And I look forward to delivering that.”

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27 Great Tweets From This Week That Deserve Every Like And Retweet They Received

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How to avoid paying £95 for Amazon Prime

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TL;DR: From Sept. 15, the Amazon Prime membership fee will increase from £7.99 to £8.99 per month, or £79 to £95 per year if paid annually.


We didn’t think things could get any worse after McDonald’s announced that the price of a cheeseburger was increasing, but we were wrong. We were so very wrong.

From Sept. 15, the Amazon Prime membership fee will increase from £7.99 to £8.99 per month, or £79 to £95 per year if paid annually. That’s not all. The Prime Student membership fee will also increase to £4.49 per month or £47.49 per year. Members will only be charged this adjusted fee when their membership renews on or after the deadline.

Unfortunately, there is no way of avoiding this price hike forever. Unless of course you ditch Amazon Prime for good. Your only option is to lock in the current annual price of £79 per year for the next 12 months. If you sign-up or switch to the annual plan before Sept. 15, you’ll save £28.88 compared to the new monthly fee over the course of the subscription.

Sign up to an annual Amazon Prime membership before Sept. 15 to lock in the current price.

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Greg Gutfeld runs through the week’s leftover jokes

Greg Gutfeld and guests read through the unused joke from the week about Grand Theft Auto, TPUSA and JetBlue buying Spirit Airlines on “Gutfeld!

GREG GUTFELD: PRESIDENT BIDEN IS IN DEEP TROUBLE, THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY WANTS TO ‘DITCH’ HIM

GREG GUTFELD: The makers of Grand Theft Auto announced they’re releasing a sixth version of the hit game – now with the ability to play as a female character, which will make it even more realistic now that it’s a woman crashing the car. I disown that. This past weekend, a group of Nazi protesters showed up outside a Turning Point USA convention. Organizers tried to remove them, but they were on public property. And you can’t tell the FBI what to do. Wow. Zing. That’s good. JetBlue has agreed to purchase Spirit Airlines for $3.8 billion. Aviation and business experts say JetBlue overpaid by $3.8 billion. These are good. Also, the deal was expected to go through immediately, but it’s still stuck in Fort Lauderdale this week. 

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE:

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24 Times Actors And Directors Called For Better Representation In Superhero Movies

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The best fans for beating the summer heat

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The best fans are capable of making a hot and sticky day far more bearable. Providing you with a breeze of fresh air in your home at a time when even opening the windows doesn’t seem to be clearing things up. Pretty much every home could do with a fan, especially if you don’t have air conditioning.

A fan isn’t as straightforward to purchase as you would think. You need to consider if you want a bladeless design, a particularly quiet fan, something that is tower length or fits in the window, and if power or good looks are most important to you.

Like with any purchase, it’s also possible to spend a little or a lot on a fan — which is where we come in. To help you figure out where to begin, we’ve taken a look at all the best fans currently available. We’re also on hand to answer some key questions about what you may need to consider before hitting the buy button.

How do fans work?

Fans can feel like magic at times, but there’s a logic to how they work, even if it sounds a little weird. That’s because most electric fans actually add heat to the room as expected of any electrical item. However, they create a wind-chill effect rather than actually cooling the room down. We all lose that through conduction, radiation, convection, and evaporation with the latter two being how fans work at their best. 

On any hot day, we sweat to lose heat. Blowing air around, a fan makes it more effective for the air to evaporate sweat on our skin. It might feel like it reduces the temperature but it merely makes us and the air around us feel cooler rather than be cooler in reality. 

The faster the fan is, the more it displaces the warmer air that is in direct contact with our skin, thereby improving the rate of convective heat transfer. A steady breeze from a fan is capable of carrying hot air away from you rather than leaving it to feel uncomfortable.

Fans are more effective in some types of heat than others. For instance, when air reaches above 35 degrees Celsius (or about 90 degrees Fahrenheit), you won’t lose heat via convection but a fan will help your sweat evaporate faster. A humid heatwave is when a fan is most effective at reducing core temperatures, while a dry heat needs water more so than air. 

There’s much debate on whether your fan should face in or out of a window too. You should place outward-facing fans on the warmer side of your home to blow the warm air out, while using inward-facing fans to draw cool air into the cooler side of your house. Upstairs in the home is likely to be warmer than downstairs, so you need to plan accordingly. 

When it comes to window fans, they work best at dealing with hot air from your home, so you should use these when indoors is hotter than outside. When outside is higher, close your windows and shades to keep hot air from coming in. Closing your windows may sound illogical but it works. 

What types of fans are there?

There are a lot of different fans out there. They all perform very similar tasks with the main difference being how they look. Ceiling fans are popular amongst people who wish to mount a fan out of the way. Then there are table fans for placing on a counter or unit, along with tower fans for setting upright next to other furniture. Pedestal fans are as similarly independent as tower fans but with a different look, as are floor fans.

There are also exhaust fans and wall-mounted fans, but we’ve mostly focused on devices that involve the least amount of installation.

Do you want a quiet fan?

Not everyone wants a quiet fan. This is one choice that’s highly personal. The noise doesn’t affect how well a fan operates but you may find yourself preferring one to the other. Some people enjoy the noise that a fan makes, treating it like white noise to help zone out. Others may find that a noisy fan is irritating and disrupts their sleep or rest. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution here. 

What makes a fan powerful?

A fan’s power is measured by the airflow it generates in cubic feet per minute. Referred to as CFM, the higher the rating, the more powerful the airflow. Most fans offer more than one fan speed so it’s possible to choose a setting that works well for your situation. Sometimes, you may want a more gentle breeze.

It’s even possible to determine what CFM you need. You’ll need to know the size in cubic feet of the room you’re cooling. From there, you can divide the cubic feet by the CFM rating of a fan. The result tells you how many minutes it takes for the fan to change the air in the room. The lower the number, the more effective it will be at cooling your space. 

Some guidelines suggest you may want a fan that can recirculate the air between 5 and 6 times an hour for a bedroom or slightly more for a kitchen. 

Another way of checking power is to see what motor is used. A DC (or direct current) motor is more energy efficient because it uses less power, but an AC (alternating current) will provide you with the most power. Some fans also refer to their velocity rather than CFM.

What features should you look for in a fan?

The features you need when buying a fan will differ on why you need one. One thing that’s likely to remain important for everyone is fan power. If you’re looking to cool down, you need a fan with a high CFM rating to ensure superior airflow. It’s also useful to consider if you need one that has blades or a bladeless design. The latter is particularly useful if you have young children or pets who may try to get too close to a fan’s blades. Automatic oscillation is a good idea as well, because it means the fan moves from side to side automatically, widening its coverage and keeping hot air at bay. 

From there though, things can vary depending on your needs. For some users, variable speeds are essential with different speeds useful for managing cold air. For others, being able to use a remote to manipulate the fan is convenient if you don’t want to be physically near the fan at all times. Being able to adjust the height or fan head can prove useful but isn’t always vital. Similarly, some high-end fans provide more than just good air circulation — they also include air purifying features. Finally, consider what design fan you need. This can range from a pedestal fan, box fan, standing fan, floor fan, table fan, or much more.

What is the best fan?

This is really an impossible question to answer, but we’ve tried to give you something to consider by lining up a selection of impressive options from top brands like Dyson. There should be something for everyone and every budget in this roundup.

These are the best fans in 2022.

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Missing Arizona geologist Daniel Robinson: A father’s unending search for his son, one year later

The father of a fledgling Arizona-based geologist who has been missing for more than a year is relentlessly seeking answers related to what has happened to his son as he says the case is not receiving the attention it deserves. 

Daniel Robinson was last seen when he suddenly left the Buckeye, Arizona, site, where he worked as a hydrogeologist, just minutes after arriving on June 23, 2021. Just one day before, he sent a strange text to a woman who said she barely knew him and had tried to cut off contact. 

On July 19 of that year, a rancher located Robinson’s 2017 Jeep Renegade battered and rolled onto its passenger side in what was described as a ravine. 

Daniel was born without his right hand, “but that didn’t stop him growing up,” his father, David Robinson II, told Fox News Digital. He had no noteworthy medical or mental health history, and people who knew him did not believe he would ever harm himself, documents show. 

MISSING ARIZONA GEOLOGIST: NEW DETAILS RELEASED IN DISAPPEARANCE OF DANIEL ROBINSON

Despite the months that have passed, Robinson’s concerned family – Daniel’s older brother, twin sisters, his mother and his father – have had to spearhead their own quest for answers in an investigation that they feel has not been thorough enough.

On June 23, 2022 – the one-year anniversary of Robinson’s disappearance – the Buckeye Police Department released a statement that touched briefly on investigators’ efforts, and asked anyone with information to call (623) 349-6411.

“When a loved one is missing, it is a terrifying, confusing and stressful time for families and our entire community,” the Buckeye Police statement read. “Investigators continue their pursuit of answers that can bring Daniel home and provide closure for the Robinson family and the many people who have been touched by his case.”

David Robinson spoke with Fox News Digital for nearly 40 minutes about his continued efforts to find his son even when he has felt as though the police or the parties involved have not given the case sufficient attention.

MISSING ARIZONA GEOLOGIST: HUMAN REMAINS FOUND DURING SEARCH FOR DANIEL ROBINSON

He left his home in South Carolina and moved to Arizona to continue to search for his son, the youngest of four. He said he has hired a private investigator and is continuously raising money through a GoFundMe page to be able to afford to pursue his son’s case. 

When asked if he had any images of his son he would like to share, he provided Fox News Digital with 45 photos. 

“I have to stay strong for Daniel,” he told Fox News Digital. 

The father, who has a military background and served two tours in Afghanistan, said he is putting forth “what I’ve been taught.” 

“Just because I’m retired doesn’t mean I stopped being a soldier,” he said. “My son, he’s my mission. He’s my new mission.” 

SEARCH FOR MISSING GEOLOGIST IN ARIZONA CONTINUES 3 MONTHS AFTER DISAPPEARANCE FROM DESERT JOB SITE

Ted Williams, a renowned attorney and former homicide detective, noted that police are likely doing “a great deal” behind the scenes. But he said a missing person investigation changes “markedly” as time goes on. 

“The closer to the time that the person is missing, the better are the opportunities and chances at getting good physical evidence,” he said. “The longer a case goes on, the evidence itself, normally under circumstances, will disappear.”

He added: “But the question is: Were there members of the public that, at some stage or another, saw Daniel Robinson?”

Williams stressed to Fox News Digital that the case of Robinson’s disappearance deserves as much attention as others have gotten. 

“I do not believe that all cases concerning folk of color that go missing get nearly the same treatment that cases of the missing and specifically missing White women get,” the Fox News contributor said. “But the longer a case is out there, the more the evidence itself becomes lacking.”

Robinson, now 25, was “not making sense” on the morning of his disappearance, a co-worker told police. Robinson had been to one worksite and had arrived at the second location, in Buckeye, around 9 a.m. local time on June 23. 

At the second worksite, located one-half mile west of Cactus Road and Sun Valley Parkway, Robinson “was saying things that did not make sense like asking if [his coworker] wanted to go rest and then asked if he wanted to go to Phoenix to rest,” according to a police report provided to Fox News Digital. 

Robinson stayed at the jobsite for about 15 minutes before “he suddenly left.” 

His colleague “saw Daniel wave to him as if he was waving goodbye,” the report later states. “Daniel didn’t say anything, walked over to his Jeep and drove away from the area … Daniel was last seen driving south on the dirt road from the job site.”

It is believed to have been the last time anyone saw him. 

By 7 p.m., Robinson’s family had grown concerned after they heard from his coworkers and were unable to get in touch with him. One of Robinson’s sisters, who lived in Phoenix, went to check his Tempe apartment, but had no success. David Robinson called the police. 

Bank records from around the time of Robinson’s disappearance show he made a purchase at a Buckeye Shell service station on June 23, the day he was last seen. He also went to a Waffle House restaurant for dinner the night before. 

Any information about a more recent bank transactions were redacted from the police report, if they exist at all.

Investigators also created a Uconnect account for Robinson’s Jeep to attempt to locate the vehicle. The Jeep’s GPS location showed “0.0/0.0,” and Uconnect’s “course” information was identified as being, “null degrees at null km/h,” the police report states. 

Police also appeared to have gone back and forth with Robinson’s cell phone provider in an attempt to determine the device’s whereabouts. The provider ultimately agreed to run a search dating back to June 21, but said there was “no location data,” according to the report. A remote phone search, police said, yielded no success. 

Family and friends recalled how in the days before his disappearance, Robinson had begun “acting strange,” police said. 

When asked by police, his sister recalled an instance when Daniel went to her apartment and “would just sit there for about 30 minutes and wouldn’t say anything,” the report states.

“She said she tried to talk to him but he would just sit there and not respond,” the report adds. “He then walked out of the apartment.”

In the weeks before his disappearance, Robinson had told friends and family about a woman he had recently met. He told his sister “he was in love with this women (sic) and ultimately made it sound as if they were in a relationship together,” the police report states. 

Investigators ultimately caught up with the woman, who had a different portrayal of events. 

The woman told police she met Robinson on the night of June 12, when he was working as an Instacart delivery worker. 

“Daniel was the person who delivered their food that night,” the police report states. She “said Daniel was very nice and she and her female friend asked Daniel if he wanted to hang out with them at that time.” 

She allegedly told police she and her friend “were drunk” and she “shouldn’t have invited a stranger into her home.” 

After leaving, Robinson had forgotten a “canopy” outside the woman’s home, and the pair texted after that night about him going to retrieve it, the report said. She responded: “Yes you can pick it up whenever!!” 

But when he showed up without her permission while she was not home, the woman grew uncomfortable, she told police. He began to text her more frequently, and allegedly continued to show up unannounced. His messages to her also began to change. 

“I couldn’t stop thinking about you,” he wrote to her on June 17, according to the report. On the afternoon of the 19th, he allegedly wrote: “Can we hangout?”

Hours later, he allegedly sent her a message at 12:14 a.m. that stated: “I love you.” 

He texted her the next morning, and she responded just over an hour later, writing: “Honestly you showing up at my house unannounced made me extremely uncomfortable. I will not be home today but I don’t see us hanging out any time soon,” the report states. 

Robinson allegedly responded, asking her if she had “any doubt.” She never answered. He texted her again the next day, and another time four hours later, when he said he was outside of her house. 

After continued back-and-forth for hours, Robinson asked the woman if she hates him, to which she responded: “I don’t hate you but please leave me alone.” 

He responded, “You’re right.” 

GABBY PETITO CASE BRINGS RENEWED INTEREST IN FINDING MISSING PEOPLE, HIKERS

The next day – June 22, 2021 – he sent his final message to the woman: “The world can get better, but I’ll have to take all the time I can or we can, whatever to name it. I’ll either see you again or never see you again.”

The Buckeye Police Department’s questions about the young woman with whom Daniel had been involved reminded David of one of his most recent phone calls with his son, just one or two days before he went missing. 

“He did mention the young lady,” Robinson recalled. “And that’s one of the things I did discuss with the Buckeye Police Department when he was inquiring on us of anything we could think of.”

He said his son told him when he met the woman, and shared details “that did become relevant later on.” Robinson said he thought, at the time, that he and Daniel were just having a normal “father-son” conversation. 

He didn’t realize how relevant the conversation would later become. 

When Buckeye Police approached David Robinson about what the woman had allegedly said about his, he said it “bothered” him. 

“That concerned me a lot,” he said. “If he’s making someone feel uncomfortable, that wouldn’t fly right with me.” 

Weeks after Daniel’s disappearance, on July 19, 2021, police received a call from a rancher who spotted Robinson’s Jeep in a ravine less than three miles from his work site. 

It was “on its passenger side,” the police report states, though its exact location was redacted. 

“The vehicle had significant damage and appeared to have had a front impact with the dirt and rolled before resting on the passenger side,” the report further states. 

All the airbags appeared to have been deployed, the car was still in “drive” and the driver’s side seatbelt appeared to have been buckled at the time of the crash, the report states. 

Police investigators determined that the vehicle’s speed increased immediately before impact. “More than 40 ignition cycles were recorded after the crash,” police said in a public timeline of events. 

Even more strange, investigators recovered at the scene a pair of inside-out jeans, a t-shirt, two inside-out socks, a pair of “brown work type boots” and “a faded orange vest with the [redacted] company logo,” the report states. They also found “what appeared to be a wallet.” 

The Jeep appeared to have suffered rain damage. Inside the vehicle was Robinson’s cell phone, his car and home keys and a backpack with work equipment, police said. They also found “a hard hat inside filled with rain water.” 

It was not clear where inside the vehicle the keys were found. 

But Daniel or his remains were nowhere to be found. And police said they did not see any blood or signs of an injury at the scene. 

David Robinson told Fox News Digital the news of the SUV’s discovery was “very devastating.” 

“It was one of the hardest moments in my life,” he said, with pause, “even to this day, to even think about what I saw with my eyes and the way the vehicle appeared to me.”

Despite the police department’s statements that they conducted forensics searches for DNA on and inside the vehicle, the elder Robinson said he is not satisfied. He is working to raise the funds needed to pay for such examinations himself. 

At the end of July 2021, news emerged of a skull discovered south of where Robinson’s vehicle was located. After four days of hope, investigators determined it was not a match to the missing man. 

Fox News’ Sarah Rumpf contributed to this report. 

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Anesthesiologists Are Confessing The Most Shocking Things They’ve Heard Patients Say, And Oh My God

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Mark Zuckerberg promises to make your Facebook and Instagram feeds even worse

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If you feel like your Instagram and Facebook feeds have gotten worse, you’re far from the only one. Many users have complained about a significant uptick in the number of posts they’re served from accounts they don’t follow, courtesy of Meta’s annoying algorithm. With so many people deriding this change, you’d think the company would be working to reverse it.

Alas, it seems Meta is instead doubling down.

In Meta’s second quarter earnings call on Wednesday, CEO Mark Zuckerberg made clear that not only is he aware that people’s feeds are packed full of posts they didn’t sign up to see, but that this is actually the company’s plan. He also committed to make it twice as bad.

“One of the main transformations in our business right now is that social feeds are going from being driven primarily by the people and accounts you follow to increasingly also being driven by AI recommending content that you’ll find interesting from across Facebook or Instagram, even if you don’t follow those creators,” said CEO Mark Zuckerberg in prepared remarks.

“Right now, about 15% of content in a person’s Facebook feed and a little more than that of their Instagram feed is recommended by our AI from people, groups, or accounts that you don’t follow. We expect these numbers to more than double by the end of next year.”

It would be bad enough if Meta was just ignorant to how hated these changes are. Yet it seems Meta actually knows how much everyone despises them, and is determined to power through anyway. Earlier this week, head of Instagram Adam Mosseri addressed the widespread unpopularity of several of its changes, including the uptick in recommended posts, and reaffirmed that they’re happening regardless.

“Now, if you’re seeing things in your Feed that are recommendations that you’re not interested in, that means that we’re doing a bad job ranking, and we need to improve,” said Mosseri. “But we’re going to continue to try and get better at recommendations because we think it’s one of the most effective and important ways to help creators reach more people.”

Never mind that many people don’t want to be reached by creators they don’t know.

According to Zuckerberg, these changes are actually beneficial for both engagement and the quality of users’ feeds, rather than irritating impediments to the content you actually want. Of course, there’s also the side benefit for Meta that it already knows how to effectively monetise such algorithm-led content. We are all but money piñatas in the dead eyes of Big Tech.

Meta doesn’t seem concerned that users will abandon it for greener, less detritus-strewn pastures, with Facebook’s Daily Active User count back on the upswing after experiencing its first ever decline late last year

Even so, the ability to squeeze users for every ad-revenue dime is still struggling to mitigate the income hit Meta took from Apple’s privacy policy update last year. This change allowed iOS users to stop apps from tracking them, consequently taking a big chunk out of Meta’s advertising strategy. Wednesday’s earning call reported Meta’s total revenue fell by one percent when compared to the second quarter last year.

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