National media news & headlines compiled by CLG
One of the Largest Egg Factories in the U.S. Torched at Night Amid Outbreak of Fires in Food Processing Facilities Across the Nation | 30 May 2022 | A barn that housed tens of thousands of chickens on Forsman Farm in Howard Lake, Minnesota, one of the nation’s largest egg producers, was set aflame late Saturday night. According to Forsman Farms, which provides more than three million eggs to the largest retailers in the country, the cause of the fire remains a mystery as investigators evaluate the scene to determine how the barn was set ablaze. Law enforcement officials estimate at least 200,000 chickens were killed in the massive flame… The fire at the commercial egg farm in Minnesota is the latest food production facility to mysteriously go up in smoke over the past year as inventory on store shelves across the United States become increasingly bare amid a fertilizer and food shortage and historic inflation.
Connecticut to hire ‘misinformation’ expert who will urge social media sites to censor ‘false’ posts | 31 May 2022 | Connecticut plans to pay a “misinformation” expert 150,000 per year to scour the internet for election content that they deem to be “false” and then urge social media platforms to flag or remove posts containing this information. According to The New York Times, this misinformation expert will flag information that’s going viral, memes, and “emerging narratives.” They will also be instructed to look for this information on alt-tech platforms such as GETTR and Rumble. Connecticut officials said they would prefer candidates that are fluent in English and Spanish so that they can target misinformation in both languages. [Insane! Heating oil is $6.00 per gallon in Connecticut, and this is where CT taxpayers’ m-ney is going.]
U.S. to sell Ukraine combat drones – report –The MQ-1C Gray Eagles can carry up to eight Hellfire missiles | 2 June 2022 | The White House plans to sell Kiev four MQ-1C Gray Eagle combat drones, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing three people familiar with the matter. Joe Biden intends to notify Congress of the potential sale “in the coming days,” the report said. The Gray Eagle is the US Army’s newer version of the MQ-1 Predator attack drone, which has been widely used for airstrikes in the Middle East. The unmanned aircraft can fly for 40-plus hours and be equipped with up to eight Hellfire missiles.
Justin Trudeau Moves to Ban Purchase and Sale of Handguns in Canada | 31 May 2022 | Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has introduced a new bill to parliament that would stop the import, purchase and sale of handguns as well as prevent their transfer across Canada, in his government’s latest move to restrict firearms. Prime Minister Trudeau announced the new piece of legislation on Monday afternoon at a press conference in Ottawa alongside Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicinom who introduced the new bill to parliament. “It will no longer be possible to buy, sell, transfer or import handguns anywhere in Canada. In other words, we’re capping the market for handguns,” Prime Minister Trudeau said and added: “As we see gun violence continue to rise, it is our duty to keep taking action,” broadcaster CBC reports.
Biden says Second Amendment is ‘not absolute’ in call to reinstate assault weapons ban –Biden said Congress should reinstate an assault weapons ban, raise the purchase age for firearms, and pass red flag gun laws | 2 June 2022 | Joe Biden said the Second Amendment is “not absolute” in a speech Thursday following a [conveniently timed] wave of mass shootings across the nation, pleading with to Congress to pass what he called “commonsense” gun control legislation, including reinstating an assault weapons ban, requiring background checks, and limiting magazine capacity. Biden, speaking from the Cross Hall of the White House, told Americans that the issue of restricting access to guns “is one of conscience and common sense.” His address comes as Congress is debating the “Protecting Our Kids Act,” an expansive piece of gun control legislation that Democrats argue is common sense, while Republicans say it is unconstitutional. The “Protecting Our Kids Act” Is a package of eight bills aimed at suppressing gun ownership.
Biden keeps repeating false Second Amendment claim, despite repeated fact checks | 1 June 2022 | Joe Biden has revived a pro-gun control talking point in the wake of the Uvalde mass school shooting that has been repeatedly debunked throughout the years. Biden told reporters on Memorial Day that the Second Amendment didn’t allow for the ownership of cannons when it was adopted as part of the Bill of Rights in 1791. “The Second Amendment was never absolute,” he said Monday, according to a White House transcript. “You couldn’t buy a cannon when the Second Amendment was passed. You couldn’t go out and purchase a lot of weapons.” Biden has repeated the claim at least five times during his presidency [sic], despite it earning him “Four Pinocchios” from the Washington Post in 2021 and a “False” label from PolitiFact on three separate occasions dating back to May 2020. Biden made the claim again just last week after the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School.
Texas Gov. Abbott orders school safety officials to conduct ‘random intruder detection audits’ | 1 Jun 2022 | Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered school safety officials on Wednesday to start conducting “in-person, unannounced, random intruder detection audits” at school districts across the state in the wake of last week’s massacre in Uvalde, where 19 children and two adults were killed. “Staff should approach campuses to find weak points and how quickly they can penetrate buildings without being stopped,” Abbott wrote in the letter to Kathy Martinez-Prather, the director of the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University… Abbott also asked House Speaker Dade Phelan and Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who presides over the senate, to both form special legislative committees that can take “meaningful action” on school safety, mental health, social media, police training, and firearm safety.
Bill Gates warns about next pandemic | 29 May 2022 | Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates has warned the next pandemic may arise from a “virus that we already know about,” in an interview with El Diario on Sunday. He added that there is a 50% chance the next plague could appear within 20 years. In addition to a known virus, the next pandemic could be a human-made bioterror agent, or “something that makes the leap from the natural world” due to climate change, he said. To ward off the next pandemic, countries must spend billions of dollars on researching potential pathogens, Gates suggested, calling for the creation of a 3,000-strong team of specialists with just such an assignment in his book published earlier this month.
Shocking Pfizer Document Reveals Most Vaccinated Pregnant Women Suffered Miscarriages | 27 May 2022 | A recently released confidential document reveals that a startling majority of in utero babies died after pregnant women were injected with the Pfizer vaccine… In the most recent release [of court-ordered confidential Pfizer documents posted by Public Health and Medical Professionals for Transparency (PHMPT)], on May 2, 2022, a document titled “reissue_5.3.6 postmarketing experience.pdf” disclosed on page 12 that by February 8, 2021, 270 women had received the mRNA injection during pregnancy. But 238 cases were apparently not followed (“no outcome provided”). And, therefore, the pregnancy outcomes for those women are unknown. The mere fact that 88% of the pregnant women injected were not followed throughout their pregnancies is deeply concerning since 124 of the 270 pregnant women had some type of adverse reaction (49 nonserious, 75 serious) according to page 12 of the same document.
Massachusetts men’s lacrosse player Aidan Kaminska dies at 19 | 2 June 2022 | The University of Massachusetts Amherst was left mourning the death of star lacrosse player Aidan Kaminska this week after the 19-year-old Long Island native “unexpectedly” passed away on Monday morning. On Wednesday, the university issued a statement confirming Kaminska’s death and offered its condolences to the sophomore’s family and friends. Prior to joining the Massachusetts men’s lacrosse team, where he was named CAA All-Rookie Team member in 2022, Kaminska won the World Series of Youth Lacrosse (WSYL) in 2016 with his travel team and was captain of both his high school football and lacrosse teams. An obituary for Kaminska said he “passed away unexpectedly” on Memorial Day.
U.S. Forest Service says it started all of New Mexico’s largest wildfire | 27 May 2022 | Two blazes that grew into New Mexico’s largest ever wildfire were both started by the U.S. Forest Service (USFS), the agency said on Friday, prompting the state’s governor to demand the federal government take full responsibility for the disaster. Forest Service investigators determined the Calf Canyon Fire was caused by a “burn pile” of branches that the agency thought was out but reignited on April 19, the Santa Fe National Forest said in a statement. That blaze on April 22 merged with the Hermits Peak Fire, which the USFS started with a controlled burn that went out of control on April 6, the agency previously reported… “The pain and suffering of New Mexicans caused by the actions of the U.S. Forest Service — an agency that is intended to be a steward of our lands — is unfathomable,” New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham said in a statement.
19,000 Late, Invalid Ballots Were Counted in Arizona 2020 Election – Report –Arizona 2020 Election Results May Have Been Different, Election Integrity Group Says | 1 June 2022 | With the 2022 midterm elections around the corner, scrutiny of the 2020 election continues to raise questions about election integrity, including a newly identified anomaly in Maricopa County, Arizona. Arizona Law requires that, to be considered valid, ballots must be received by the county no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day. But newly uncovered records documenting the Maricopa County 2020 general election show that while more than 20,000 ballots were transported from the U.S. Postal Service after Election Day, Maricopa County only rejected 934 late ballots in its “Early Voting Rejections Summary” document. This means more than 19,000 late, invalid ballots should have been rejected.
29 Republicans Back Resolution to Expunge Trump’s Second Impeachment | 2 June 2022 | Twenty-nine Republicans, one of whom is Rep. Elise Stefanik the House GOP Conference Chairwoman, support a resolution to “expunge” the second impeachment of President Donald Trump. The effort is being led by Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK 2nd District) who also introduced a resolution to expunge Trump’s first impeachment. Trump responded to the news on Truth Social: “Thank you, Elise, and Markwayne–was a total Hoax!”
Gaetz, Jordan demand answers from FBI on workspace at Democratic law firm –FBI’s arrangement with Perkins Coie raises “serious questions,” the congressmen says | 1 June 2022 | Republican Reps. Jim Jordan and Matt Gaetz have sent a letter demanding answers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) regarding a “Secure Work Environment” the bureau has apparently been operating for years in the Washington, D.C., office of the Democratic law firm Perkins Coie. Gaetz told Tucker Carlson on Fox News Tuesday night that he received a letter from Perkins Coie lawyers confirming that the FBI has been maintaining a “Secure Work Environment” within Perkins Coie office for more than a decade, dating back to 2012, and that it is still in operation today. “Perkins Coie is responsible to the FBI for maintaining the Secure Work Environment,” the letter reportedly said… He and Jordan, ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee, sent a letter Wednesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray demanding an explanation.
Michael Sussmann found not guilty of charge brought by Special Prosecutor John Durham –Sussmann had been accused of lying to the FBI | 31 May 2022 | The jury on Tuesday found Michael Sussmann not guilty of making a false statement to the FBI in September 2016 when he said he was not working on behalf of any client, when he brought information alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank. After a two week trial, and more than a day of deliberations, the jury found that Special Counsel John Durham’s team had not proven beyond a reasonable doubt that Sussmann’s statement was a lie, and that he was, in fact, working on behalf of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and technology executive Rodney Joffe when he brought two thumb drives and a white paper alleging a Trump-Russia connection… The jury included one federal government employee who told the judge they donated to Democrats in 2016 and another government employee who told the judge they “strongly” dislike former President Trump. One juror had a child who was on the same high school sports team as Sussmann’s child… Durham’s team presented billing records dated beginning on July 29, 2016, and through October 2016, revealing Sussmann repeatedly billed the Clinton campaign for work on the Alfa Bank opposition research against Trump.
Gas Prices Hit New Record of $4.71 Per Gallon, Impacting All Americans | 2 June 2022 | According to AAA, the national average price for regular gasoline climbed more than four cents on Thursday to 4.71 a gallon, climbing more than 37 cents in six weeks. The number is more than 65% higher than the average cost per gallon a year ago. Gas prices have continued to climb during Biden’s presidency and as millions of Americans are poised for summer travel. This week’s surge will only add to inflationary pressures that have boosted fears of a national recession, hammered financial markets, and caused Americans’ views on the economy to become fearful.
1.35 million new illegal immigrants settled in U.S. under Biden, study shows | 1 June 2022 | The U.S. has added more than two million immigrants to its population since Joe Biden took office in 2021, the vast majority of them here illegally, according to a new report Wednesday that says most of the newcomers have arrived illegally. The surge is so overwhelming that it’s pushed up the projected point at which the U.S. will have its largest-ever share of immigrants, according to the Center for Immigration Studies. At the current pace of growth, 14.9% of residents will be immigrants as of sometime next year, topping the record set around the turn of the twentieth century.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s husband Paul arrested in California, charged with DUI –Paul Pelosi was released from jail on Sunday morning | 29 May 2022 | Paul Pelosi, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s husband, has been arrested after allegedly driving under the influence late Saturday night. Paul Pelosi was arrested in Napa County, California, at 11:44 p.m. on Saturday, and was charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher as well as driving under the influence of alcohol. He was booked into jail at 4:13 a.m. on Sunday, and released at 7:26 a.m. according to Napa County records.
Chicago High School to Implement Race-Based Grading System | 31 May 2022 | A high school in a Chicago is implementing a race-based grading system “to adjust classroom grading scales to account for skin color or ethnicity of its students.” The move is necessary, advocates say, because “traditional grading practices perpetuate inequities,” a slide used in a presentation said. Students, depending on their race, will not be held accountable for missing class, misbehaving in school, or for failing to turn in assignments.
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