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‘Defund Davos’ bill introduced by House Republicans

National media news & headlines compiled by CLG

‘Defund Davos’ Bill Would Deny World Economic Forum Taxpayer Cash | 29 Aug 2022 | House Republicans have introduced a bill to block any taxpayer funds from potentially supporting the activities of the World Economic Forum. Sponsored by Representatives Scott Perry (PA), Tom Tiffany (WI), and Lauren Boebert (CO), the legislation follows controversy over the group’s exploitation of COVID-19 to advance its corporate-leftist social agenda. The World Economic Forum (WEF) has also weaponized climate change as an excuse to implement the tenets of its “Great Reset” theory which includes the abolition of private property. The “Defund Davos Act” would ensure that U.S. taxpayer funds don’t support the WEF’s ambitions and follows previous efforts from the Trump administration to withdraw from other international organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO). “No funds available to the Department of State, the United States Agency for International Development, or any other department or agency may be used to provide funding for the World Economic Forum,” reads the Bill, H.R. 8748.

Bank Australia to stop offering loans for new fossil fuel vehicles to ‘combat climate change’ | 20 Aug 2022 | A major Australian bank has announced it will stop offering loans for new petrol and diesel cars as part of an aggressive approach to combat climate change. Bank Australia says it will cease funding for new fossil fuel vehicles from 2025 onwards, though will continue to offer customers finance for second-hand petrol and diesel cars. “By ceasing car loans for new fossil fuel vehicles, we are sending a signal to the Australian market about the rapid acceleration in the transition from internal combustion to electric vehicles we expect to see in the next few years,” the bank’s chief impact officer Sasha Courville said. The bank made the announcements at the National Electric Vehicle Summit in Canberra and defended the policy’s introduction in just over two years, saying urgent action was needed to keep global temperature rises below 1.5 degrees.  

Rockefeller Foundation Wants ‘Mercury Project’ Behavioral Scientists to Come Up With More Convincing COVID Vaxx Narratives | 28 Aug 2022 | In yet another sign that the covid vaccination agenda of globalist institutions did not do quite as well as they had originally hoped, the Rockefeller Foundation has revealed that it (along with other non-profits) has been pumping millions of dollars into a behavioral science project meant to figure out why large groups of people around the world refuse to take the jab. The “Mercury Project” is a collective of behavioral scientists formed by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC), a non-profit group which receives considerable funding from globalist organizations and governments. …The root intentions appear to be focused on using behavioral psychology and mass psychology elements to understand the global resistance to the recent covid compliance efforts. Mercury groups will be deployed in multiple nations and regions and will study vaccine refusal and the medical “disinformation” that leads to it. They are operating with the intent to tailor vaccination narratives to fit different ethnic and political backgrounds, looking for the key to the gates of each cultural kingdom and convincing them to take the jab.  

Marine wounded in Kabul suicide attack claims CIA warned them about bomber, watched him for two days and were told not to kill him in horrifying account of the blast that killed 13 US service members and hundreds of Afghans –Tristan Hirsch, 24, said Marines had spotted the bomber hanging around for two days –“We knew what he looked like. The CIA let us know,” said Hirsch | 25 Aug 2022 | Marines stationed at Kabul airport’s Abbey Gate last year were give a description by the CIA of a suicide bomber two days before an explosion ripped through the chaotic evacuation, according to one of the troops wounded in the blast. They spotted him observing their position but were denied permission when they asked to open fire on him. Thirteen U.S. service personnel and at least 170 Afghans died on August 26, 2021, when the Islamic State bomber detonated his explosives. Tristan Hirsch was a U.S. Marine stationed at the gate at the heart of the chaos… He described Taliban executions in the crush of people trying to escape, the presence of a second suicide bomber and claimed Marines had seen the first bomber in the area for two days – but were not allowed to kill him. “We knew about him two days prior to the attack,” Hirsch, 24, told his local newspaper in California, the Chico Enterprise-Record. “We knew what he looked like. The CIA let us know; he looked exactly as they’d described him.”

Assange files appeal against US extradition –Lawyers tell a UK court the WikiLeaks co-founder is being “punished for his political opinions” | 27 Aug 2022 | Julian Assange’s legal team filed an appeal on Friday to stop the WikiLeaks co-founder’s extradition to the US, where he faces espionage charges that carry a prison sentence of up to 175 years. According to WikiLeaks, Assange’s lawyers filed “perfected grounds of appeal” before the UK High Court of Justice against the US government and UK Home Secretary Priti Patel, who approved the extradition of the Australian-born editor in mid-June. The appeal argues “Julian Assange is being prosecuted and punished for his political opinions,” while the U.S. government “misrepresented the core facts” of the case to the UK judiciary.

CIA and Pompeo Sued for Spying on Assange’s Visitors at Embassy | 16 Aug 2022 | On Monday, a group of U.S. lawyers and journalists filed a lawsuit in the Southern District of New York against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and its former Director Mike Pompeo for eavesdropping on their conversations with Julian Assange, while he was in asylum at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. The suit alleges that Pompeo — who headed the CIA between 2017 and 2018, before being appointed Secretary of State by Donald Trump — oversaw and directed an extraordinary campaign of illegal espionage on Assange’s lawyers and other people inside the embassy. “The U.S. Constitution shields American citizens from U.S. government overreach even when the activities take place in a foreign embassy in a foreign country,” said Richard Roth, an attorney who is part of the group of plaintiffs, which also includes journalists Charles Glass and John Goetz and attorneys Margaret Kunstler and Deborah Hrbek.

Anti-government protesters gather outside New Zealand’s parliament –Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Wellington today to let their voices be heard. | 23 Aug 2022 | Thousands of anti-government demonstrators gathered outside New Zealand’s parliament today to vent their frustration on a range of issues, nearly six months after occupying protesters were forcibly removed. The protesters, organised by the Freedom and Rights Coalition, arrived from around New Zealand and assembled on the lawns outside of parliament in the capital, Wellington. Protesters gathered in Wellington early, before marching through to parliament. Attendees, many with placards calling for freedom, were protesting over a range of issues, including tighter environmental regulations for farmers, a government bid to take over regionally owned water assets and COVID-19 restrictions witnessed over the last two years.

D.C. Schools Extend Deadline of COVID Vaccine Mandate, as Judge Overturns D.C. Government Worker Mandate | 29 Aug 2022 | In a significant about-face, government officials in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 26 postponed a policy that would have required proof of vaccination for COVID-19 for all students age 12 and over for the new school year — just days after announcing the policy. This announcement comes on the face of a related development, just one day prior, when a D.C. Superior Court judge struck down the district’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for government workers. The policy had been challenged by the D.C. Police Union earlier in the year. In an Aug. 26 letter to school officials in the district, Deputy Mayor for Education Paul Kihn introduced a “staggered” approach for the implementation and enforcement of the district’s school vaccine mandate. Under the new policy, students 12 and older now have a Jan. 3, 2023, deadline to receive the two-dose primary series of COVID-19 vaccines, after which they would face expulsion.  

Annual COVID-19 Boosters May Not Be Good Use of Resources – AstraZeneca Boss | 28 Aug 2022 | Annual booster vaccination against COVID-19 may not be “a good use of resources,” the boss of major vaccine maker AstraZeneca has said. The UK health authorities are offering a booster jab to everyone over the age of 50 to protect them from COVID-19 and other respiratory diseases this winter. But Pascal Soriot, AstraZeneca’s chief executive officer, said that he is unclear on whether “boosting people every year is that critical.” In an interview with The Telegraph, Soriot said he believes most of the vaccinated population has a “foundation immunity against severe disease” at this point.

Moderna Vaccine Trials Contained ‘Mostly Irrelevant Studies’ and ‘Deceptive Practices’ – Veteran Pharma Analyst | 27 Aug 2022 | Moderna’s internal documents regarding their COVID vaccine trials, obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request by Judicial Watch, show that most of their studies submitted for approval to the FDA were “irrelevant” and did not follow Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), according to a former pharma executive. The 700 pages contain a portion of the formal Biologics Licensing Application (BLA) package that a manufacturer is required to submit to the FDA for approval. Four hundred of these pages were on non-Spikevax products. The documents have not been made public, but were analyzed by former pharma executive Alexandra Latypova and reviewed by The Epoch Times.  

Pfizer’s Paxlovid COVID Pill Showed No Measurable Benefit in Adults 40 to 65 – Study –Paxlovid has become the CDC’s recommended outpatient treatment for COVID-19 and the Biden administration has spent more than 10 billion purchasing the drug. | 26 Aug 2022 | A new study has found that Pfizer’s COVID-19 oral antiviral pill Paxlovid appears to provide little or no benefit for younger adults. Researchers in the Israel-based study, which was published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Wednesday, examined over 109,000 patients between Jan. 9 and March 31 of this year. During the study period, the omicron variant was the dominant strain in Israel… People between the ages of 40 and 64 who were at high risk saw no measurable benefit, according to the analysis of medical records… Pfizer expects Paxlovid to bring in more than 20 billion this year.

Electricity prices in key EU markets hit record highs — Power-supply crisis worsens, knocking out German and French markets | 27 Aug 2022 | The price for electricity in two key EU markets saw enormous increases on Friday, forcing the bloc’s leaders to call an emergency meeting to discuss the power-supply crisis that keeps tightening its grip, Bloomberg reports. On Friday, the French year-ahead contract soared about 25% to €1,130 per megawatt-hour on the European Energy Exchange. The German equivalent gained its way to a record as well, surging by as much as 33% to €995 per megawatt-hour, marking an increase of nearly 70% this week.

Ukraine’s attempt at counter-offensive has failed – Russia –Kiev’s troops suffered great losses in a failed attack on Kherson ordered by President Zelensky, Moscow claims | 29 Aug 2022 | Ukraine’s much-heralded “counter-offensive” in Kherson has “failed miserably,” the Russian Defense Ministry said on Monday, listing the losses suffered by Kiev at the end of the day. Ukrainian forces attempted to attack in three directions on orders of President Vladimir Zelensky but made no gains, Moscow said. Russian troops caused “great losses” to the Ukrainian attackers during the day’s battles, including 26 tanks, 23 armored fighting vehicles, nine more armored vehicles, two SU-25 ground-attack jets and more than 560 troops, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement on Monday evening.

Ukrainian Woman Inna Yashchyshyn, Who Impersonated a Rothschild at Mar-a-Lago, Is Almost Certainly a Deep-State Plant | 27 Aug 2022 | A Ukrainian woman posing as a member of the Rothschild banking family has been outed as a fraud after she allegedly infiltrated former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, according to reports. Inna Yashchyshyn, 33, lied to ritzy resort members that she was the heiress to the reputed family’s mass fortune, Anna de Rothschild, according to a probe by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Ms. Yashchyshyn has multiple passports and IDs. She has passports for the U.S., Ukraine, Russia, and Canada. The U.S. and Russian passports were issued in 2014. The fact that she has these would have been instantly detected by various intelligence entities. This also indicates that this woman is a U.S. intelligence asset.  

Judge Signals Intent to Back Trump’s Request for Mar-a-Lago Special Master | 29 Aug 2022 | A federal judge says she is inclined to grant former President Donald Trump’s request to appoint a neutral third party to review documents and other materials seized by the FBI earlier this month in a raid on Trump’s Florida home, citing “exceptional circumstances.” U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon for the Southern District of Florida, a Trump appointee, said in a filing on Aug. 27 that she decided to give Trump a chance to make his case after reviewing Trump’s submissions and the “exceptional circumstances presented.” A so-called special master–usually a retired lawyer or judge–independently examines the records and filters out privileged information before the government can review them. “Pursuant to Rule 53(b) (1) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the Court’s inherent authority, and without prejudice to the parties’ objections, the Court hereby provides notice of its preliminary intent to appoint a special master in this case,” Cannon wrote.

37,500 Affidavits Delivered to Gwinnett County, Georgia, Election Board – 20,000 Challenging the 2020 Election Which Never Should Have Been Certified in Georgia | 29 Aug 2022 | Per a press release out this morning, more than 37,000 affidavits were delivered to the Gwinnett Country, Georgia, Election Board challenging voter rolls and the handling of the 2020 Election. These affidavits include 20,000 challenges to actual votes that were certified just after the 2020 election. The submitted affidavits only include Gwinnett County vote challenges. Still, the number far exceeds the presidential spread for the entire state of Georgia and confirms the 2020 election should not have been certified.

Pennsylvania Abruptly Changes Voter Registration Form, Combines With Mail-In Ballot Application | 26 Aug 222 | In the middle of the election cycle, the Pennsylvania Department of State has suddenly changed its voter registration application form to include a mail-in ballot application. The applications used to be on separate forms, but this seemingly small clerical change is creating logistical headaches for county election directors and causing voter confusion. Registering to vote and seeking a mail-in ballot are two different actions requiring different responses in the county election offices. All voter registration applications are filed together, and mail-in ballot applications are filed separately. That is because, as per state law, county election offices must mail an application each year to everyone who asked to be on the permanent mail-in ballot list.  

New York City Using 14 Hotels to House Migrants Bused From Texas | 27 Aug 2022 | New York City is now using 14 hotels to house the migrants being bused by Texas Governor Greg Abbott. The governor has been sending the flood of migrants in his state to liberal cities and states, as well as Washington, D.C. On Saturday, busses carrying 96 more migrants arrived in NYC from Texas. He has now sent over 1,500 to the sanctuary city as part of Operation Lone Star. “Texas is filling the gaps left in Biden’s absence at our border,” Abbott wrote on social media on Saturday. “We’ve made over 19K arrests, seized over 335.5M lethal fentanyl doses, & sent over 7,400 migrants on buses to DC & over 1,500 to NYC. While Biden ignores the crisis, Texas steps up.

California bans the sale of gas-powered vehicles | 24 Aug 2022 | In a frantic effort to reach net zero emissions, California just announced a ban on the sale of new gas-powered vehicles within the state beginning in 2035. “The climate crisis is solvable if we focus on the big, bold steps necessary to stem the tide of carbon pollution,” Governor Gavin Newsom said in a statement. As reported by the New York Times, leading up to the ban, the state has further set aggressive targets at phasing out gas-powered vehicles. To this end, California has set interim targets to have 35% of all vehicles be emissions-free by 2026 and that 68% of all vehicles should be emissions-free by 2030.

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  1. Seriously, we can vent our concerns here and to state authorities, but I pray you will consider joining the 1 min 9pm prayer time. England relized they needed God’s help in WWII and undertook this 1 min. daily prayer habit. It’s time to engage Vermonters in a similar battle strategy. God is greater. Let’s pray He reveals this – soon!

    • If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My Face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles. 7:14

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