Air Force Master Sergeant Facing Court-Martial After Refusing COVID-19 Vaccine –Possibly the first U.S. service member to be sent to court-martial, lawyer says | 15 April 2022 | An Air Force non-commissioned officer whose attempt to get a religious exemption to the U.S. military’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate was rejected is slated to go on trial by court-martial. Master Sergeant Vincent White’s exemption application was denied, as was his appeal for the denial. White has continued to refuse to get a shot, prompting his superiors to punish him with “nonjudicial punishment” pursuant to Article 15 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Under the code, a service member’s commander can make them perform extra duties, strip their rank, and levy other penalties.
More Than One Million COVID Vaccine Injuries, Nearly 27,000 Deaths Reported to VAERS, CDC Data Show | 15 April 2022 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today released new data showing a total of 1,226,314 reports of adverse events following COVID vaccines were submitted between Dec. 14, 2020, and April 8, 2022, to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). VAERS is the primary government-funded system for reporting adverse vaccine reactions in the U.S. The data included a total of 26,976 reports of deaths — an increase of 277 over the previous week — and 219,865 serious injuries, including deaths, during the same time period — up 2,564 compared with the previous week. Excluding “foreign reports” to VAERS, 805,921 adverse events, including 12,471 deaths and 79,811 serious injuries, were reported in the U.S. between Dec. 14, 2020, and April 8, 2022. Foreign reports are reports foreign subsidiaries send to U.S. vaccine manufacturers.
WHO chief promotes Bill Gates’s book on ‘next pandemic’ –Book drops as WHO hammers out supranational pandemic treaty | 16 April 2022 | World Health Organization director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised the latest book by billionaire and self-styled pandemic ‘expert’ Bill Gates on Friday, declaring himself in full agreement with Gates’s insistence “we must act on Covid-19’s lessons and innovate so that we can deliver swift, equitable health solutions to prevent the[ir] next pandemic.” The public health official tweeted a photo of himself with the tome, tagging the Gates Foundation, the Microsoft founder’s public health policy-making vehicle and one of the primary financial benefactors of the WHO.
New Bird Flu Cases Identified in Pennsylvania and Utah, USDA Says | 17 April 2022 | New bird flu cases were detected in a commercial chicken flock in Pennsylvania and a backyard flock in Utah, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Saturday, with the outbreak now having spread to more than 30 states in the country. The department said earlier this month it was looking into vaccines as an option to protect poultry against deadly bird flu as the country faces its worst outbreak since 2015. The current outbreak has wiped out well over twenty million chickens and turkeys in commercial flocks since February. Federal and state officials were working jointly on additional surveillance and testing in areas around affected flocks, the USDA said.
Russia warns US to stop arming Ukraine | 15 April 2022 | Russia this week sent a formal diplomatic note to the United States warning that U.S. and NATO shipments of the “most sensitive” weapons systems to Ukraine were “adding fuel” to the conflict there and could bring “unpredictable consequences.” The diplomatic démarche, a copy of which was reviewed by The Washington Post, came as Joe Biden approved a dramatic expansion in the scope of weapons being provided to Ukraine, an 800 million package including 155 mm Howitzers — a serious upgrade in long-range artillery to match Russian systems — coastal defense drones and armored vehicles, as well as additional portable anti-air and antitank weapons and millions of rounds of ammunition. The United States has also facilitated the shipment to Ukraine of long-range air defense systems…
Former Clinton Campaign Lawyer Made False Statements to Second Government Agency – Durham | 16 April 2022 | Former Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer Michael Sussman, who is accused of lying to the FBI when he claimed he was not handing over information about then-candidate Donald Trump in 2016, made false statements to CIA officers in a meeting after Trump was sworn into office, according to new filings by Special Counsel John Durham’s team. Sussman told James Baker, at the time the FBI’s general counsel, that he had “time-sensitive (and sensitive)” information to share before the pair met, according to a text message recently disclosed by prosecutors… Sussman provided Baker in a Sept. 19, 2016, meeting with white papers that alleged Trump’s business had a secret channel with a Russian bank, allegations the FBI later determined were untrue. On Feb. 9, 2017, Sussman met with CIA officers–where he also made false statements, according to the new filings.A
Twitter Board Approves ‘Poison Pill’ After Musk’s $43 Billion Offer to Buy Company | 16 April 2022 | Twitter’s board of directors [disregarding shareholders’ best interest] has approved a provision aimed at preventing a hostile takeover that’s known in the financial world as a “poison pill,” the company announced on April 15. The board unanimously chose to adopt the “limited duration shareholder rights plan” after an “unsolicited, non-binding proposal to acquire Twitter,” the company said. Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, offered to purchase the California-based firm for around 43 billion this week shortly after buying nearly 10 percent of the company. Under the approved provision, if any entity, person, or group acquires 15 percent or more of Twitter’s outstanding stock in a transaction not approved by the board, other stock holders will be able to buy additional shares of common stock at a lower price.
Biden administration resumes after-dark migrant flights to airport outside NYC | 15 April 2022 | The White House has quietly resumed its after-dark charter flights of underage migrants [aka Biden’s child trafficking] to a suburban airport north of New York City — after a Post expose led to their suspension last year. The Post watched as a group of migrant teens got off an Avelo Airlines plane that arrived at the Westchester County Airport near White Plains at 9:25 p.m. Thursday. The group then boarded three waiting buses that drove off about 50 minutes later. One bus traveled to the Walt Whitman Service Area in Cherry Hill, NJ, just across the Delaware River from Philadelphia… The plane that landed in Westchester flew out of El Paso International Airport in Texas and made a stopover in Jacksonville, Fla., online flight records show.
Fourth Texas migrant bus arrives in D.C. near U.S. Capitol –Bus carrying approximately 10 migrants was assisted by a social services organization | 16 April 2022 | A fourth bus transporting migrants from Texas who crossed the U.S. border illegally arrived in the nation’s capital Saturday. The bus, transporting approximately 10 passengers, arrived near Union Station in Washington, D.C., Saturday morning. Passengers were dropped off at the same area as previous envoys – blocks away from the Capitol and directly in front of the city’s central train station.
Second Texas bus drops off migrants near US Capitol in Washington, D.C. | 14 April 2022 | A second bus from Texas arrived near the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday, transporting more than a dozen illegal immigrants as part of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s new plan to counter federal immigration policies during an ongoing border crisis. Abbott announced last week that he was directing the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) to transport migrants released from federal custody in Texas to the nation’s capital and other locations outside his state. Fourteen migrants stepped off the bus a block from Union Station on First Street. The migrants are from Venezuela, Nicaragua, Cuba and Colombia, one man said.
Biden shakes hands with thin air after North Carolina speech | 14 April 2022 | Joe Biden was left empty-handed following an address at a North Carolina university Thursday. Biden, 79, had just finished delivering a nearly 40-minute speech at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro when he turned toward stage right with his paw outstretched in a handshake position. There was no one else on stage and no one from the applauding crowd approached the president to exchange the pleasantry, according to footage of the event.
Records Reveal Multiple Attacks on Secret Service by Biden’s Dog, Agents Upset with Psaki’s Misleading Statements about an Incident – Judicial Watch | 13 April 2022 | Judicial Watch announced today it obtained 400 pages of new records including incident reports detailing multiple attacks and damages caused to United States Secret Service (USSS) members by Joe Biden’s dog Major at both the White House and Biden’s lake home in Wilmington, DE. The documents also reveal that a member of USSS who was attacked by the dog was displeased that White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki misled the press about the incident. (In August 2021, Judicial Watch uncovered records from the Secret Service revealing Biden’s dog was responsible for many more biting incidents than the Biden White House has publicly acknowledged. One email notes “at the current rate an Agent or Officer has been bitten every day this week (3/1-3/8) causing damage to attire or bruising/punctures to the skin.”)
Amazon is adding a 5% fuel and inflation surcharge | 16 April 2022 | Amazon said Wednesday that for the first time in company history it will charge sellers a 5% fuel and inflation surcharge. The e-commerce giant said the new fee will begin April 28 and is being imposed because inflation has worsened significantly in recent months. “In 2022, we expected a return to normalcy as Covid-19 restrictions around the world eased, but fuel and inflation have presented further challenges,” Amazon wrote in memo that was provided to CNN by the company. “It is unclear if these inflationary costs will go up or down, or for how long they will persist.” Amazon spokesman Patrick Graham told CNN that the fee surcharge applies only to fee rates paid by sellers that choose to use Amazon’s fulfillment services, which include storing, packing and shipping products.
Three Kansas deputies shot after suspicious vehicle call; suspect dead | 15 April 2022 | Three Kansas deputies were shot Friday during a gunfire exchange and a female suspect is dead, authorities said. The shooting occurred around U.S. Highway 77 and 122nd Road just outside of Wichita. The deputies initially responded to reports of a suspicious vehicle when gunfire was exchanged, Cowley County Sheriff Dave Falletti told reporters at the scene, according to video footage taken by KNS News. The injured deputies were in stable condition and were taken to a hospital in Wichita, he said.
Florida Department of Education Rejects 54 Math Textbooks for ‘Attempting to Indoctrinate Students’ With Critical Race Theory, Common Core | 16 April 2022 | The Florida Department of Education has rejected 54 math textbooks for next school year due to “attempts to indoctrinate students.” The math texts reportedly contained references to Critical Race Theory, Common Core, and “social emotional learning.” “It seems that some publishers attempted to slap a coat of paint on an old house built on the foundation of Common Core, and indoctrinating concepts like race essentialism, especially, bizarrely, for elementary school students,” said Governor Ron DeSantis… According to a press release from the department, “41 percent of the submitted textbooks were impermissible with either Florida’s new standards or contained prohibited topics – the most in Florida’s history.”