National and international media news & headlines compiled by CLG.
Judge unleashes on Biden for potentially biggest ‘attack’ on freedom in United States history –Biden likely violated First Amendment during COVID-19 pandemic, federal judge says –Google, Meta and Twitter were all named in the lawsuits | 4 July 2023 | A U.S. District Court judge is temporarily preventing White House officials from meeting with tech companies about social media censorship, arguing that such actions in the past were likely First Amendment violations. The Tuesday injunction by Louisiana Judge Terry A. Doughty was in response to recent lawsuits from Louisiana and Missouri attorneys general. The suits allege that the White House coerced or “significantly encourage[d]” tech companies to suppress free speech during the COVID-19 pandemic. Doughty is barring several federal officials and agencies — including some of Biden’s Cabinet members and White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre — from contacting social media companies in efforts to suppress speech.
Judge orders Biden administration to limit contact with social media platforms –The suit is part of a longstanding effort by Republican-aligned states to challenge the Biden administration’s cooperation with social media. | 4 July 2023 | A Louisiana federal judge on Tuesday ordered the Biden administration to limit its contact with social media platforms, determining that the government likely violated the First Amendment by working to censor disfavored political viewpoints online. Judge Terry Doughty, a Trump appointed U.S. District Court judge, issued a preliminary injunction barring federal officials and agencies from contacting social media firms to seek the removal of protected speech, Politico reported. Doughty singled out White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, and several health officials in the administration, while issuing a blanket ban on FBI and DOJ employees.
Meta Hires CIA Agent to Head Election Censorship Division | 3 July 2023 | Facebook parent company Meta has decided to put a former CIA agent in charge of their “Elections Policies.” With 2024 rapidly approaching, the social media company has decided to promote former CIA Agent Aaron Berman — who served 17 years at the government agency — to lead up the division of their company devoted to controlling the narrative surrounding elections. Berman earned the promotion after spearheading Meta’s COVID misinformation team. That team was responsible for censoring any bit of REAL TRUTH that was posted on the platform surrounding COVID, therapeutics, and the vaccines.
CDC Altered Minnesota Death Certificates That List Covid Vaccine as Cause of Death | 3 July 2023 | Someone (who needs to remain anonymous) was able to obtain the death certificates from Minnesota for all deaths that occurred from 2015 to the present, which presented the opportunity to see if the CDC is being entirely honest about the US death data. Unsurprisingly, the CDC is not. As we shall document, the CDC is concealing references to a covid vaccine on Minnesota death certificates (that are exceedingly rare to begin with because of widespread medical establishment denialism of vaccine adverse side effects). In almost every death certificate that identifies a covid vaccine as a cause of death, the CDC committed data fraud by not assigning the ICD 10 code for vaccine side effects to the causes of death listed on the death certificate. …[Herewith] are 7 death certificates from Minnesota that identify a covid vaccine as a cause of death where the CDC omitted the corresponding ICD 10 code identifying a vaccine side effect when the CDC assigned ICD codes to the death certificates.
World Economic Forum Concludes Annual Meeting of the New Champions in China With Accelerated Plans Toward Global Social Credit and Digital Surveillance | 1 July 2023 | The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of the New Champions gathered in Tianjin, China, June 27-29 to discuss the latest ideas for promoting the “global transition to a green and renewable economy.” Approximately 1500 participants attended the 14th annual meeting with a stated effort to “boost multilateralism and collaboration in a fragmented world.” The three-day event, hailed by some as “Summer Davos,” started out with roaring applause for Dr. Evil himself, Klaus Schwab.
CBDCs With Expiration Dates, Restrictions Could Target Social Policies, Economist Tells WEF | 30 June 2023 | Expiry dates and restrictions on “less desirable” purchases are some of the key advantages behind central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), according to an economist at a World Economic Forum (WEF) event. The WEF hosted the 14th annual Meeting of the New Champions in Tianjin, China, also known as Summer Davos. During one of the 30-minute panel discussions on June 28, Cornell University professor Eswar Prasad explained that the global economy is “at the cusp of physical currency essentially disappearing” and that programmable CBDCs and the technology behind these new forms of m-ney could take the international economic landscape toward a dark path or a better place. Prasad contended that one of the “huge potential gains” [*not*] for the digitization of m-ney is the programmability of CBDC units and attaching expiry dates. Governments can also utilize central bank m-ney to socially engineer society.
French mayors urge ‘mobilization’ against nightly riots –The public overwhelmingly condemns the violence and backs a possible state of emergency, according to a poll | 3 July 2023 | French mayors have called for a civic mobilization to uphold the rule of law, following six nights of turmoil over the police killing of a 17-year-old French-Algerian, while a poll shows strong public opposition to the rioters. The national association of mayors urged citizens to gather at their local town halls on Monday at noon to show support for “a return to order in the republic.” Government buildings have been targeted “with extreme violence” over the week, it said in a statement on Sunday. According to France 24, dozens of people answered the call in the commune of L’Hay-les-Roses, whose elected head has been directly targeted. The home of Vincent Jeanbrun, the mayor of the Paris suburb, was rammed with a burning car on Sunday night. The official was not in the building at the time, but his wife and children were, and managed to escape while suffering injury.
Secret Service on high alert after mystery powder found at White House is revealed as ‘Hunter’s Favorite’ –A hazmat team was called to the area of 18th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue following the package’s discovery. | 4 July 2023 | A suspicious substance found at the White House has reportedly been determined to be cocaine. The substance, which was found inside the White House’s West Wing on Sunday, sparked an evacuation and emergency response. “On Sunday evening, the White House complex went into a precautionary closure as officers from the Secret Service Uniformed Division investigated an unknown item found inside a work area,” the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
Cocaine found at White House, conservatives quip Hunter Biden may be the culprit —It remains unknown to whom the substance belonged or how it arrived at the premises. | 4 July 2023 | A preliminary field test found the substance to be cocaine, according to the Washington Post. The discovery came soon after first son Hunter Biden’s visit to the White House on Friday after which he and his father left for Camp David, Newsmax reported. It remains unknown to whom the substance belonged or how it arrived at the premises, though numerous conservatives quipped that it may have belonged to first son Hunter Biden.
MSM Has Convinced Even Republicans to Believe Hunter’s Business is No Big Deal By Paul Gottfried | 1 July 2023 | About half of those surveyed in a recent Reuter/Ipsos poll, including 25% of self-identified Republicans, think, for instance, that Hunter Biden was appropriately charged by our Department of Justice. These respondents have announced that neither Hunter’s sinister behavior nor his father’s possible involvement in his business deals will influence their vote in next year’s presidential race. According to about half these respondents, the deal Hunter reached with prosecutors for his “two misdemeanors,” was presumably no big deal. These voters may also think that “the Big Guy” was not entangled in his son’s m-ney laundering or in his shakedown of foreign governments. The same respondents may also doubt that there was anything incriminating on Hunter’s laptop or that the FBI did anything wrong by not treating its contents seriously.Despite what looks like a disastrous presidency and his failing cognitive abilities, Biden is still running neck and neck with his main Republican rivals for the presidency.
Gas guzzlers cheaper to use in Britain than EVs – report –Charging electric vehicles has become expensive in the UK due to rising electricity costs, the Climate Change Committee says | 1 July 2023 | Soaring electricity costs in the UK have made gasoline and diesel cars cheaper to use than environmentally friendly electric vehicles (EVs) as charging the latter have become almost unaffordable for many, a report by the Climate Change Committee (CCC) showed. A rise in electricity prices along with a widespread reduction in disposable income is having a considerable impact on EV owners in the UK, according to the report. “Sharply rising electricity prices have reduced the per-mile cost savings offered by EVs compared to fossil-fuelled vehicles,” the CCC said in its 2023 progress report to the British Parliament.
Sheetz lowers gas prices to $1.776 per gallon for Fourth of July | 4 July 2023 | Sheetz, a chain of convenience stores on the East coast, has lowered its gas prices to 1.776 per gallon to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday commemorating American independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain. The specific price reflects the year 1776, when American Revolutionary leaders signed the Declaration of Independence. The sale will apply to regular fuel, E85, unleaded 88, mid-grade, and premium fuel, The Hill reported… The sale will apply to all Sheetz locations.
Vivek Ramaswamy Breaks into Double Digits in Republican Primary – Poll | 4 July 2023 | Anti-woke businessman Vivek Ramaswamy broke into double digits in the Republican primary race, the latest Echelon Insights survey found. Similar to other national surveys, the poll finds former President Donald Trump with a strong lead in the primary race at 49 percent support. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis falls 33 points behind with 16 percent support. Ramaswamy comes in a close third place at ten percent support, just six points behind DeSantis, making him the only other candidate to break into double-digit territory.
Supreme Court: Racial Preferences Unconstitutional in College Admissions | 29 June 2023 | Racial preferences in college admissions violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Constitution, the Supreme Court decided Thursday in a historic decision with profound implications for racial preferences in many areas of law and public policy. The Supreme Court upheld racial preferences — euphemistically called “affirmative action” — in college admissions in the Bakke decision in 1978. Since then, debates have raged about whether to use quotas, point systems, or other ways of favoring one applicant over another based on the color of their skin, with the Supreme Court upholding some approaches while trimming the sails on others… Students for Fair Admissions filed a number of lawsuits against public and private schools. The Supreme Court eventually took two of them: a challenge to the admissions policy of the University of North Carolina (UNC) under the Fourteenth Amendment and a challenge to Harvard’s policy under Title VI. The Supreme Court held 6-3 that UNC’s policy is unconstitutional and held the same regarding Harvard’s policy by a 6-2 vote. (Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson recused herself from the Harvard case.) Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the majority opinion, joined by all the conservative and moderate justices.
‘Victory for Free Speech’ at Supreme Court in Christian Web Designer Case | 30 June 2023 | The Supreme Court held Friday that the state of Colorado cannot force a website designer to create messages that support same-sex marriages against her religious beliefs, citing her rights under the First Amendment. The case, 303 Creative v. Elenis et al., was decided by 6-3 majority, with all of the court’s Republican appointees siding with the website designer, and all three of the Democratic appointees opposing her suit. Free speech advocates, such as civil libertarian and George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, hailed the ruling.
Supreme Court Strikes Down Biden’s $430 Billion Student Loan ‘Forgiveness’ Plan | 30 June 2023 | The Supreme Court struck down Joe Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan on Friday, ending a 430 billion debt write-off that critics said had been a midterm election gimmick Biden knew was unconstitutional. As Breitbart News reported last fall: “Over the summer, Biden announced his decision to forgive up to 20,000 in student debt for Americans making less than 125,000 a year. The president announced details of his plan on social media, describing it as a “campaign promise” to give “working and middle-class families breathing room” on student loans. The plan was criticized for attempting to evade Congress’s power to control spending and debts, for prioritizing elite college graduates over working-class Americans who chose not to go to college, and for punishing those who paid off their loans or chose fields of study more likely to lead to finding good jobs.
Gunman arrested for Philadelphia mass shooting which left 5 dead is BLM activist who wore women’s clothes – sources | 4 July 2023 | The rifle-wielding suspect who donned a bulletproof vest before allegedly shooting dead five men and injuring two children in Philadelphia has been identified as a Black Lives Matter supporter who shared gun-toting memes on social media. Kimbrady Carriker, 40, was nabbed shortly after the bloodshed in the city’s Kingsessing neighborhood Monday night, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, citing sources. Cops haven’t yet publicly disclosed the suspect’s identity. On his Facebook page, Carriker posted two pictures of him wearing a bra, a women’s top and earrings with his hair braided long in March, three months before the alleged shooting. He also regularly posts about supporting Black Lives Matter, including supporting workers who protested in the Strike For Black Lives in July 2020.
Use the wrong pronoun? You could face up to five years in prison and other punishments –Michigan House passes bill that could make using wrong pronouns a felony, fineable up to 10,000 | 30 June 2023 | A recently passed bill in Michigan could make it a felony to intimidate someone by intentionally using the wrong gender pronouns, according to some legal experts. Michigan’s state House of Representatives has passed bill HB 4474, a piece of legislation that criminalizes causing someone to feel threatened by words. Under the new bill, offenders are “guilty of a felony punishable by imprisonment for not more than 5 years, or by a fine of not more than 10,000. Critics are accusing the bill of violating the First Amendment. “Make no mistake about it. Those advocating for this legislation will wield these policies as a weapon capable of destroying conservative expression or viewpoints grounded in the sacred,” Distinguished Professor Emeritus William Wagner told media outlet The Daily Wire.”
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