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Class-Action Lawsuit Filed Against Remdesivir Manufacturer Over Alleged Deceptive Practices | 30 Sept 2023 | The company that manufactures remdesivir, used across the United States to treat COVID-19, has been hit with a class-action lawsuit over allegations it deceptively promoted the drug without disclosing possible side effects. Two California residents, one of whom is a relative of a person who died after receiving remdesivir, lodged the suit against Gilead Sciences in Shasta County on Sept. 26. Deborah Fust, the surviving spouse of Michael Fust, and Edward Pimentel, who says he was injured after receiving remdesivir, are accusing California-based Gilead of failing to mention documented side effects in its promotion of remdesivir. “It’s a terrible drug. The nonprofit has thousands of members who have the hospital records, and you can see there’s a big difference in the creatinine levels and the blood levels, kidney readings after they get the remdesivir,” Bradford Geyer, an attorney with Former Feds Group who is representing the plaintiffs, told The Epoch Times.
Scientists ‘shocked’ and ‘alarmed’ at what’s in the mRNA shots | 25 Sept 2023 | Early in 2023, genomics scientist Kevin McKernan made an accidental discovery. While running an experiment in his Boston lab, McKernan used some vials of mRNA Pfizer and Moderna Covid vaccines as controls. He was “shocked” to find that they were allegedly contaminated with tiny fragments of plasmid DNA. McKernan, who has 25 years of experience in his field, ran the experiment again, confirming that the vials contained up to, in his opinion, 18-70 times more DNA contamination than the legal limits allowed by the European Medicines Agency (EMA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In particular, McKernan was alarmed to find the presence of an SV40 promoter in the Pfizer vaccine vials. This is a sequence that is “…used to drive DNA into the nucleus, especially in gene therapies,” McKernan explains. This is something that regulatory agencies around the world have specifically said is not possible with the mRNA vaccines.
Senate passes stopgap measure in 88-9 vote, averting shutdown with three hours to spare | 30 Sept 2023 | The U.S. Senate approved a stopgap spending measure to avert a government shutdown with just three hours to spare in a Saturday night vote. The final vote was 88-9. The House passed the short-term spending bill to fund the government for another 45 days Saturday afternoon. The bill, also known as a continuing resolution (CR), passed the House 335 to 91, and caused lawmakers to break out into applause amid the pressure of a shutdown. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) set up a roll call shortly after 8 p.m. on Saturday night. The Senate needed 60 yeas to pass the bill. The fiscal year ends at midnight on Oct. 1. Had the Senate rejected the bill to extend funding past midnight, nonessential government programs would have paused and thousands of federal employees would have been furloughed. [Here are the nine Republicans that voted against the measure: Marsha Blackburn (Tenn.), Mike Braun (Ind.), Ted Cruz (Texas), Bill Hagerty (Tenn.), Mike Lee (Utah), Roger Marshall (Kansas), Rand Paul (Ky.), Eric Schmitt (Mo.) and J.D. Vance (Ohio).]
House Passes 45-Day Stopgap Funding Bill, Sending Measure to Senate Hours Before Shutdown Deadline | 30 Sept 2023 | The House of Representatives approved a stopgap funding bill that will avert a government shutdown at midnight tonight if adopted by the Senate and signed by Joe Biden. The bill extends federal funding at the current rate for 45 days. It also includes funds for disaster relief and a reauthorization of FAA funding. While the bill continues existing support for Ukraine, it does not include additional funding for that war effort, which Democrats and some Republicans favor. House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) pleaded for more time to consider the 70-page continuing resolution (CR)…Other Democrats found fault with the bill for omitting additional funding for the war effort in Ukraine. Yet enough Democrats joined the effort to reach the two-thirds majority needed to pass the bill under a suspension of House rules. The final tally was 335–91.
MTG and other GOP Reps call on DOJ to prosecute Bowman with law used to prosecute J6 defendants | 30 Sept 2023 | Georgia GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene called on the Department of Justice Saturday to prosecute Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman for pulling the fire alarm and interrupting official proceedings Saturday. “Democrat Rep. Jamaal Bowman pulled the fire alarm in the Cannon building this afternoon and interrupted the official proceedings of the House as Republicans worked to keep the government open,” Greene wrote on X. “I’m calling on the DOJ to prosecute him using the same law they used to prosecute J6 defendants for interfering with an official proceeding,” she continued. “The Democrats literally will do anything to shut OUR government down because billions aren’t going to their favorite country: Ukraine.” Bowman is currently under investigation for allegedly pulling the fire alarm Saturday during votes for a resolution on U.S. government spending. He allegedly did it to interrupt the ongoing proceedings and to delay a vote.
Progressive ‘Squad’ Democrat accused of pulling fire alarm amid tense shutdown talks –Bowman is being questioned by Capitol Police, sources said | 30 Sept 2023 | Progressive Rep. Jamaal Bowman, D-N.Y., pulled a fire alarm in one of the House of Representatives’ three office buildings amid a chaotic morning as lawmakers scrambled to avert a likely government shutdown, the House Administration Committee said. Committee Chair Bryan Steil, R-Wis., said the matter is being investigated now. Sources told Fox News and Fox News Digital that Bowman is being questioned by the Capitol Police’s criminal investigation unit. “Rep. Jamal Bowman pulled a fire alarm in Cannon this morning. An investigation into why it was pulled is underway,” Steil said in a statement.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Planning to Announce Independent Run | 29 Sept 2023 | 2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. plans to announce he will run as an independent on October 9 in Pennsylvania, Mediaite has learned. Kennedy’s campaign machine is now planning “attack ads” against the Democratic National Committee in order to “pave the way” for his announcement in Philadelphia about running as an independent, according to a text reviewed by Mediaite. “Bobby feels that the DNC is changing the rules to exclude his candidacy so an independent run is the only way to go,” a Kennedy campaign insider told Mediaite… The New York Times reported last week that he met with the chair of the Libertarian Party, raising the prospect of a departure from the party that decades ago became synonymous with his family name.
Biden challengers nearly nonexistent in Google results | 29 Sept 2023 | Republican presidential candidates’ websites are practically nonexistent in generic Google searches for the party’s 2024 bench, and not much better for the most viable primary challenger to Democratic President [sic] Biden, according to tests by a watchdog and Just the News. For the conservative Media Research Center and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), it’s unmistakable evidence of Google’s bias for the incumbent just as primary voters are seeking more information about the candidates on the debate stage. “Google is either the most incompetent search engine on the planet, or it is intentional. This is not a coincidence,” MRC Free Speech America Vice President Dan Schneider said in the group’s analysis of its Sept. 20 and 25 tests, published hours before Wednesday’s televised GOP presidential debate. For search engine optimization (SEO) researcher Eric Goldman, co-director of Santa Clara University’s High Tech Law Institute, “[o]ne of the least likely explanations is that Google is hacking these results to steer the election.”
GOP rebels, Dems sink House stopgap funding bill less than 48 hours before likely government shutdown –The final vote saw 21 Republicans voting to kill the bill | 29 Sept 2023 | A group of GOP hardliners joined Democrats in sinking House Republicans’ stopgap funding bill on Friday, significantly raising the chances of a government shutdown happening over the weekend. A procedural vote to advance the bill passed earlier in the day, but final passage failed on an 198 to 232 vote. Twenty-one Republicans [heroes] voted against it, including Reps. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla.; Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga.; and Nancy Mace, R-S.C., among others. Federal government funding expires at the end of the day on Sept. 30. If the House and Senate can’t strike a deal by then, a partial shutdown threatens to force all federal functions deemed “nonessential” to grind to a halt. [But, as it’s “America last,” weapons still flow to Ukraine – despite the shut-down.] A government shutdown is all but assured now with no agreement on a short-term spending patch. The Senate is working on its own CR which would extend current funding levels for 45 days and [insanely] include additional funding for Ukraine aid and U.S. disaster relief.
Rep. Comer to Subpoena Bank Records of Hunter, James Biden, Their Affiliated Companies | 28 Sept 2023 | House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) announced on Sept. 28 that he will subpoena the bank records of Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and the president’s brother, James Biden, and their affiliated companies. The announcement came at the conclusion of an hours-long committee hearing about the basis for an impeachment inquiry into President [sic] Biden allegedly being involved in his son’s business dealings, which have included overseas work, including in China. James Biden is allegedly tied to Hunter Biden’s business affairs. “The witnesses today have all identified the evidence the committee has uncovered as deserving further inquiry,” said Mr. Comer. “And that is what this committee will do, no matter where that evidence leads. I want to thank the witnesses for their testimony today.”
Hunter Biden received $250K wires originating in Beijing with beneficiary address listed as Joe Biden’s home —M-ney came from Hunter’s China-backed business partners | 26 Sept 2023 | Hunter Biden received wires that originated in Beijing for more than 250,000 from Chinese business partners during the summer of 2019 — wires that listed the Delaware home of Joe Biden as the beneficiary address for the funds, Fox News Digital has learned from a congressional committee. House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., has been investigating the Biden family business dealings and Joe Biden’s alleged involvement in those ventures. As part of the investigation, Comer subpoenaed financial records related to a specific bank account and received records of two wires originating from Beijing and linked to BHR Partners. BHR Partners is a joint-venture between Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca and Chinese investment firm Bohai Capital. BHR Partners is a Beijing-backed private equity firm controlled by Bank of China Limited. Hunter Biden reportedly sat on the board of directors of BHR Partners.
Signatories of Hunter Biden laptop letter get plum jobs after pumping disinformation into election | 23 Sept 2023 | While the American public was misinformed about Hunter Biden’s laptop in a 2020 letter signed by former intelligence officials — who used their job titles to add credibility to their claims — some of them have since landed plum jobs, including working with the federal government. Just weeks before the 2020 presidential election, 51 ex-high ranking intelligence officials signed a letter insinuating the Hunter Biden laptop was “Russian disinformation” after The New York Post reported on the laptop days earlier… Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) told the Just the News, No Noise TV show on Wednesday that the 51 signatories of the laptop letter shouldn’t be employed by the federal government again.”[E]very last one of those individuals should lose their security clearance,” Johnson said. “None of them should ever be hired, work for, or paid by the United States government. And what this indicates is literally how deep and corrupt the deep state truly is. They are so brazen that they have no shame.”
Canada under fire for giving ‘literal Nazi’ who fought with Waffen-SS a standing ovation in parliament during Zelensky visit | 24 Sept 2023 | Canadian Jewish organizations and social media critics are slamming the Canadian Parliament for giving a man who fought for the Nazis a standing ovation during an event featuring Ukrainian President [deranged WEF-installed dictator] Volodymyr Zelensky’s visit to the country. “FSWC is appalled that Canada’s Parliament gave a standing ovation to a Ukrainian veteran who served in a Nazi military unit during the Second World War implicated in the mass murder of Jews and others. An apology and explanation is owed,” the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Canadian nonprofit dedicated to educating people on the Holocaust, wrote on X. Video and photos show the Canadian Parliament erupted into cheers on Friday during Zelensky’s visit to the country’s capital of Ottawa, when Canadian lawmakers also honored Yaroslav Hunka, a 98-year-old Ukrainian immigrant who fought for the First Ukrainian Division, according to the Toronto Star. That division was also known as the Waffen-SS Galicia Division, which fought for the Nazis as its paramilitary arm under the Schutzstaffel organization, according to the outlet.
Arizona governor mysteriously steps down for one day –Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced that she would step in as acting governor | 28 Sept 2023 | On Wednesday evening, the Arizona treasurer announced that she will be serving as acting governor beginning later this evening until mid-morning tomorrow amid a mysterious disappearance of [the unelected] Gov. Katie Hobbs. In a press release on X, formerly known as Twitter, Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced her brief tenure as acting governor, saying that she is “pleased to step in this role.” The Republican state treasurer noted that during her less than 24-hours as acting governor she would refrain from confirming the thirteen agencies that still hold vacancies and wait for the Democratic governor to fill them upon her return.
Harry and Meghan’s aides tried to GAG teachers and pupils as young as 5 at school where they filmed for their Netflix show | 23 Sept 2023 | Aides for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex tried to gag teachers and pupils as young as five at a school used in their Netflix show. Advisers for their Archewell foundation demanded the school sign a clause banning anyone from making negative comments. This also related to any social media posts “now or in the future.” Harry and Meghan [aka Megain] went to Public School 123 — among the poorest in New York — in 2021, where Meghan read from her children’s book The Bench. Reports at the time stated Meghan wore a 5,000-pound suit [etc.] — where 95 percent of kids are officially classed as in economic hardship. Requests under freedom of information rules reveal the lengths Archewell advisors went to protect the couple’s image.
Insane in the membrane: 95-year-old veteran kicked out of nursing home to make way for housing for illegal migrants, lawmakers say –95-year-old Frank Tammaro blasted handling of the situation as ‘disgraceful’ | 26 Sept 2023 | A 95-year-old Korean War veteran said he was given less than two months’ notice to figure out where he was going to live after the nursing home he resided in was sold to become a facility for
undocumented illegal migrants. Veteran Frank Tammaro joined Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, R-N.Y., a vocal critic of New York City’s handling of the migrant crisis, at a press conference on Monday to discuss the reported deal. “The thing I’m annoyed about is how they did it, it was very disgraceful what they did to the people in Island Shores,” Tammaro said, referencing the assisted living facility he was in. “My blood pressure went through the roof when I found out Homes for the Homeless cut a deal with the City of New York to turn Island Shores into a migrant shelter,” the GOP lawmaker said.
Illegal migrants plant foreign flag on Texas island in Rio Grande as border crisis grows –The flag, which resembled the Colombian flag, was planted on an island in Eagle Pass, Texas | 25 Sept 2023 | Migrants illegally in the United States briefly tried to claim an island in Texas by plating a foreign flag, which was quickly taken down, authorities said. The flag, which resembles the Colombian flag, was planted on the small island near Eagle Pass, Texas which borders the Rio Grande and has seen its fair share of migrants trying to enter the U.S. and apply for asylum. The island was designated by the Texas General Land Office but taken over by the Texas Department of Public Safety right after the expiration of Title 42, a Trump-era public health order, in May, DPS Lt. Chris Olivarez told Fox News Digital.
Sen. Dianne Feinstein Passes Away at 90 | 29 Sept 2023 | Sen. Dianne Feinstein has passed away at 90-years-old. Feinstein remained in office at the time of her death despite years of calls for her to resign from both sides of the aisle. The California Democrat was in her sixth term, holding the office since 1992. “Her career was one of many firsts. She was the first woman president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, the first woman mayor of San Francisco, and one of two of the first women elected to the U.S. Senate from California,” ABC News reported.
Biden’s dog, Commander, bites Secret Service officer in 11th recorded incident –Commander, a purebred German shepherd, bit Secret Service officer around 8 pm Monday | 26 Sept 2023 | Joe Biden’s dog, Commander, bit yet another Secret Service agent on White House grounds Monday, the Secret Service confirmed to Fox News. This incident marks the 11th known incident of Commander biting White House or Secret Service personnel. The officer was treated by medical personnel, a U.S. Secret Service (USSS) spokesperson confirmed. [That dog is a menace to everyone around him – much like Biden himself.]
New proposals to bring back grizzly bears in the North Cascades –A grizzly hasn’t been seen in the region since the 1990s. | 28 Sept 2023 | Grizzly bears could get another chance at returning to Washington’s North Cascades, under a framework two federal agencies unveiled on Thursday. The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and National Park Service released a set of options to bring the animals back into the area — a wild expanse of glaciated peaks, dense forests, and rushing streams and rivers. Grizzlies once roamed the region’s rugged terrain but were decimated by hunting throughout the twentieth century and none are known to be living there now. Plans to reintroduce the bears are not final. They’re described in a 303-page draft restoration plan and environmental impact statement, which the agencies are seeking public input on before moving ahead.
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