National media news & headlines compiled by CLG
USDA Now Asking People to Register Their Vegetable Gardens for National Database | 4 Oct 2022 | In a move that has many folks scratching their heads, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has renewed its push for the People’s Garden Initiative which now includes registering vegetable gardens nationwide. According to the USDA, the move is to foster a “more diverse and resilient local food system to empower communities to address issues like nutrition access and climate change.”. To register your garden with the USDA, one must meet several easily obtainable standards. “School gardens, community gardens, urban farms, and small-scale agriculture projects in rural, suburban and urban areas can be recognized as a ‘People’s Garden’ if they register on the USDA website and meet criteria including benefiting the community, working collaboratively, incorporating conservation practices and educating the public.”
Fauci Received Israel’s Dan David Prize in 2021 – the Same Prize Funds Used By Klaus Schwab to Launch WEF’s Young Global Leaders Program By Lori Price | 2 Oct 2022 | As RT reported Sunday: “U.S. chief medical officer Anthony Fauci’s net worth surged to 12.6 million in 2021, nearly twice the 7.6 million it had been in 2019, watchdog group OpenTheBooks revealed on Friday, citing financial disclosures it obtained from Fauci’s employer, the National Institutes of Health.” That is a shocker in itself, but also the OpenTheBooks spreadsheet included this nugget. Under Anthony Fauci’s 2021 Gifts and Reimbursements category, his disclosure notes: “I received the Dan David Prize for public health from the Tel Aviv University on May 9, 2021.” The declared total was 901,400.00. World Economic Forum (WEF) Founder Klaus Schwab used Dan David Prize m-ney — 1 million — in 2004 to launch the inaugural 237-member class of WEF’s Young Global Leaders (YGLs) in 2005.
Major Medical Organizations Demand DOJ Prosecute People Who Share ‘Misleading’ Information Online | 3 Oct 2022 | The American Medical Association (AMA) sent Attorney General Merrick Garland a letter Monday calling on him to “investigate the organizations, individuals, and entities coordinating, provoking, and carrying out bomb threats and threats of personal violence against children’s hospitals and physicians across the U.S.” “The attacks are rooted in an intentional campaign of disinformation, where a few high-profile users on social media share false and misleading information targeting individual physicians and hospitals, resulting in a rapid escalation of threats, harassment, and disruption of care across multiple jurisdictions,” the AMA, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) said in the letter… The AMA, AAP and CHA also called on TikTok, Twitter and Meta to use “safety and hateful conduct policies” to prevent “coordinated campaigns of disinformation.”
Doctors Speak Out Against ‘Medical Totalitarianism’ as Newsom Signs Bill That Punishes Doctors for COVID ‘Misinformation’ | 3 Oct 2022 | California Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday signed a bill that subjects the state’s doctors to discipline, including the suspension of their medical licenses, for sharing “misinformation” or “disinformation” about COVID-19 with their patients. California Assembly Bill 2098 (AB 2098) defines “misinformation” as “false information that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus contrary to the standard of care” and “disinformation” as “misinformation that the licensee deliberately disseminated with malicious intent or an intent to mislead.” Newsom said the law applies only to physicians’ speech with patients during discussions directly related to COVID-19 treatment. Language in the bill points out that the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has warned that physicians who spread misinformation or disinformation “risk losing their medical license, and…have a duty to provide their patients with accurate, science-based information.” The FSMB, as previously reported by The Defender, takes m-ney from Big Pharma and has a history of challenging and attacking non-pharmaceutical medical approaches used by integrative doctors as falling outside the “standard of care” as they define it.
New Zealand PM Jacinda Ardern condemned for comparing free speech to ‘weapons of war’ at UN | 29 Sept 2022 | New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was blasted for comparing free speech online to “weapons of war” in a recent speech to the U.N. that critics called “authoritarian.” At the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, Ardern announced a new initiative “to help improve research and understanding of how a person’s online experiences are curated by automated processes…” Ardern then suggested that online speech is a weapon often used by those with evil intent. “But we have an opportunity here to ensure that these particular weapons of war do not become an established part of warfare. In these times, I am acutely aware of how easy it is to feel disheartened. We are facing many battles on many fronts,” she said. Footage of the New Zealand prime minister’s speech went viral on Wednesday, with many commentators condemning her remarks. Independent journalist and The Intercept co-founder Glenn Greenwald called out Ardern on Twitter. “This is the face of authoritarianism… And it’s the mindset of tyrants everywhere,” Greenwald wrote. “This is someone so inebriated by her sense of righteousness and superiority that she views dissent as an evil too dangerous to allow.”
Outsourced censorship: Feds used private entity to target millions of social posts in 2020 –Biden administration gave millions in tax dollars to groups after election, records show. Election Integrity Partnership says it had 35% success rate getting tech platforms to label, remove or restrict content. | 30 Sept 2022 | A consortium of four private groups worked with the departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and State to censor massive numbers of social media posts they considered misinformation during the 2020 election, and its members then got rewarded with millions of federal dollars from the Biden administration afterwards, according to interviews and documents obtained by Just the News. The Election Integrity Partnership is back in action again for the 2022 midterm elections, raising concerns among civil libertarians that a chilling new form of public-private partnership to evade the First Amendment’s prohibition of government censorship may be expanding.
Major Scientific Publisher Retracts More Than 500 Papers –The papers have all been published since August 2020. | 3 Oct 2022 | One of the world’s largest open-access journal publishers is retracting more than 500 papers, based on the discovery of unethical actions. London-based Hindawi, which publishes more than 200 peer-reviewed journals across multiple disciplines, stated that its research team identified in June “irregularities” in the peer review process in some of the journals. “…Following thorough investigation, we identified that these irregularities in the peer review process were the result of suspicious and unethical activities. Since identifying this unethical activity and breach of our processes, we began proactively adding further checks and improving our processes and continue to do so,” Liz Ferguson, a senior vice president for John Wiley & Sons, Hindawi’s U.S.-based parent company, said in a Sept. 28 statement. As a result of the investigation, 511 papers will be retracted.
Christmas turkeys are at risk – UK farmers –Britain has been fighting its largest ever outbreak of bird flu, and cases continue to rise | 2 Oct 2022 | The largest outbreak of bird flu in UK history might affect the supply of turkeys and could jeopardize traditional Christmas celebrations, the National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has said. The warning came as the government has reported more than 150 cases of the disease across the country in less than a year. In an interview with Sky News, James Mottershead, chairman of the NFU Poultry Board, claimed that if avian influenza gets into turkeys, it could cause “holy carnage.” “That could cause real supply chain issues in the run-up to Christmas time,” Mottershead said. He explained that if a farm is designated as an infected premise, it can be “out of production” for up to a year.
Biden to fork over $625 million more from U.S. taxpayers to Ukraine; mobile rocker launchers included in aid package | 3 Oct 2022 | The Biden regime’s next security assistance package for Ukraine is expected to include four High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) launchers, munitions, mines and mine-resistant vehicles, two sources briefed on the 625 million package told Reuters on Monday. The package, expected to be announced as soon as Tuesday, is the first aid package since Russia’s most recent declared
annexation of Ukrainian territory reuinification of Russian areas and the second Presidential Drawdown Authority (PDA) since Ukraine made large battlefield gains in mid-September.
U.S. helicopters circled over Nord Stream for weeks | 1 Oct 2022 | The Arabic news channel Al Mayadeen reported that weeks before the attack, U.S. helicopters were circling over the sea area where the explosions took place on September 26 with a striking frequency. This can be reconstructed using the flight data from the online service “Flightradar24.” According to this, at the beginning of September, just under a month before the attack, U.S. Navy Sikorsky MH-60R “Seahawk” helicopter was circling for hours on several consecutive days – especially on September 1, 2 and 3 later over the area of the damaged natural gas pipelines, not far from the island of Bornholm. According to the aircraft tracking portal, the U.S. helicopter flew from Gdansk to the area where the Nord Stream pipelines were several times.
CDC V-safe Data: Hundreds of Thousands of Americans Sought Medical Care After COVID Vaccination | 4 Oct 2022 | Hundreds of thousands of Americans sought medical care after getting a COVID-19 vaccine, according to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data released on Oct. 3. Some 782,900 people reported seeking medical attention, emergency room care and/or hospitalization following COVID-19 vaccination. Another 2.5 million people reported needing to miss school, work or other normal activities as a result of a health event after getting a COVID-19 vaccine. The reports were made to the CDC’s V-safe program, a new vaccine safety monitoring system to which users can report issues through smartphones. The CDC released the data to the Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) after being sued over not producing the data when asked by the nonprofit.
Multiple Massachusetts colleges extend mask mandates indefinitely | 4 Oct 2022 | Three Massachusetts colleges are extending their COVID-19 mask mandate — and a fourth is putting it to a vote — even as masking requirements are disappearing around the nation. Mount Holyoke College, Smith College and Hampshire College have all extended their mask mandates indefinitely, according to releases made in the past month. Nearby Amherst College announced recently it will be holding votes in order to determine masking policy on a classroom-by-classroom basis. “If anyone in the class, including the instructor, wants to continue with masking, then masks will be required.”
EU sounds alarm over dangerous infection –Health watchdog detected an ‘unprecedented’ surge in a highly pathogenic influenza in wild and domestic birds | 4 Oct 2022 | EU nations are experiencing the largest detected epidemic of avian influenza (HPAI), a more dangerous variant of bird flu, a watchdog has warned on Monday. The statement by the EU’s Food Safety Agency (EFSA) drew the public’s attention to a paper on influenza, which was published by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). The scientists reported “an unprecedentedly high level of HPAI virus detections in wild birds between June and August 2022.” The EU body called the geographic spread of the infection during the ongoing epidemiological season “unprecedented” in scale.
OPEC+ ministers agree to cut production by 2M barrels per day | 5 Oct 2022 | Ministers from Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC+) on Wednesday said they would cut oil production by 2 million barrels a day in a move that is expected to raise oil prices globally, Reuters reported. The decision comes as the White House has pushed top oil producers like Saudi Arabia — which leads the international oil cartel — not to make drastic cuts to oil production as gas prices remain high. While the cuts will likely negatively impact consumer wallets they are expected to spur a recovery in oil prices for producing nations like Russia, Kuwait and the UAE.
Trump asks Supreme Court to review seized documents | 5 Oct 2022 | Former US President Donald Trump has called on the Supreme Court to evaluate a tranche of documents seized from his home by federal law enforcement, hoping to reverse a ruling by a lower judge which denied any independent review of the allegedly classified papers. Trump filed an emergency appeal in the nation’s highest court on Tuesday, asking justices to overturn a recent decision by a federal appeals court, which insisted the documents in question are, in fact, classified and belong to the government, rather than a former commander in chief. “Any limit on the comprehensive and transparent review of materials seized in the extraordinary raid of a president’s home erodes public confidence in our system of justice,” attorneys wrote in the filing, adding “the government has attempted to criminalize a document management dispute and now vehemently objects to a transparent process that provides much-needed oversight.”
Supreme Court Overturns Ruling on Massachusetts Gun Law, Leaving Constitutionality in Question | 4 Oct 2022 | The Supreme Court reversed a federal appeals court decision on Oct. 3 that upheld one of Massachusetts’ tough gun laws, months after the high court expanded Second Amendment rights. The Massachusetts law in question, the constitutionality of which is now in doubt, imposed a lifetime ban on purchasing handguns–but not possessing them–on anyone convicted of a nonviolent misdemeanor that involved the possession or use of guns. The high court remanded the case, Morin v. Lyver (court file 21-1160), to the U.S Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit “for further consideration in light of” the Supreme Court’s landmark June 23 decision in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. Massachusetts was previously added to Morin v. Lyver as an intervenor to defend the constitutionality of the state law.
Fetterman cast lone vote in failed bid to free man convicted in first-degree murder of high schooler –Fetterman’s effort to commute Alexis Rodriguez’s life sentence failed in December 2021 | 4 Oct 2022 | Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. and Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman last year cast the lone vote in a failed bid to free a man convicted of murdering a 17-year-old. Alexis Rodriguez is serving a life sentence in Dallas after he was one of five suspects convicted of first-degree murder in the 1989 killing of Sean Daily, a high school junior and the son of a Philadelphia police officer. Rodriguez, then 18, and the others were accused of beating Daily with a baseball bat before fatally shooting him in the back in a gang-related, revenge motivated attack.
Four Female Track Athletes Who Lost to Biological Men in HS Sue Connecticut Over Transgender Policy | 3 Oct 2022 | Four female track athletes are renewing their suit against the state of Connecticut for allowing transgendered females to compete in women’s sports. Selina Soule, one of the four athletes in the middle of the lawsuit, suffered the consequences of the transgender ideology first-hand as a track athlete at Glastonbury High School in Connecticut. During the Connecticut Indoor Track & Field State Championships in 2019, Soule was one place away from qualifying for the New England Regional Championships in the 55-meter dash. However, the first and second-place spots were taken by biological men… Since 2017, Connecticut’s Department of Education has protected transgenders from discrimination, arguing that Title IX protects them from any such scrutiny. But the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), which is representing the four girls on the case, said that Connecticut’s policy violates Title IX, and the case is being heard before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.