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New Zealand Prime Minister Calls for a Global Censorship System By Jonathan Turley | 25 Sept 2022 | New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is the latest liberal leader to call for an international alliance to censor speech. Unsatisfied with the unprecedented corporate censorship of social media companies, leaders like Hillary Clinton have turned from private censorship to good old-fashioned state censorship. Speech regulation has become an article of faith on the left. Ardern used her speech this week to the United Nations General Assembly to call for censorship on a global scale. Ardern lashed out at “disinformation” and called for a global coalition to control speech… She defended the need for such global censorship on having to combat those who question climate change and the need to stop “hateful and dangerous rhetoric and ideology.”

Green group influencing Biden admin has deep ties to Chinese government | 26 Sept 2022 | The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), a major U.S. green group that has influenced Biden administration policymaking, has deep ties to the Chinese government. The NRDC, a non-profit organization based in New York City with total assets exceeding 450 million, has worked on climate issues extensively in China since the mid-1990s and several of its top officials have worked for the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) or government-sponsored institutions. The NRDC maintains a close working relationship with the Biden administration. The NRDC’s former president, Gina McCarthy, served as Biden’s climate czar up from January 2021 until earlier this month. Current president, Manish Bapna, has attended at least two White House meetings, visitor logs reviewed by Fox News Digital show. The NRDC regularly communicates with Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry’s office on policy issues, according to internal State Department emails obtained by the watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust and shared with Fox News Digital.

Meloni’s right-wing bloc wins Italian election –The Brothers of Italy leader is on course to become the first female prime minister in the country’s history | 26 Sept 2022 | The right-wing bloc led by Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy (FI) party is heading for victory in the snap parliamentary election, which took place on Sunday. With most of the ballots counted, early results released by the Interior Ministry on Monday suggested that the coalition will have a solid majority in both houses of the Italian parliament. Brothers of Italy were in the lead with 26%, the ministry said, after more than 90% of the ballots were counted. Matteo Salvini’s League and former PM Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia — FI’s partners in the bloc — were on 9% and 8%, respectively.

Hundreds of foreign fighters killed in Ukraine – Russia –The mercenaries were eliminated in a missile attack on a deployment center, Moscow announced | 24 Sept 2022 | Up to 300 foreigners fighting for Kiev against Moscow have been killed in Nikolayev Region in southern Ukraine, the Russian Defense Ministry claimed on Saturday. “Up to 300 militants were eliminated by a missile attack on the point of temporary deployment of foreign mercenaries in the area of the village of Kalinovka, Nikolayev Region,” the ministry’s spokesman, Lieutenant General Igor Konashenkov, announced during his daily briefing. A large number of foreign combatants have reportedly lost their lives fighting for Ukraine. Earlier this week, Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu claimed that Russian forces and the militias of the Donbass republics had eliminated more than 2,000 foreign mercenaries. As of September 21, 1,000 foreigners remained in the ranks of the Ukrainian military, according to the minister, whereas in April the number was estimated at 3,000. Saturday’s strike would leave only 700, by those calculations.

15 killed in Russian school shooting by ‘neo-Nazi’ | 26 Sept 2022 | Fifteen people were killed and many others injured in a shooting incident at a school in the city of Izhevsk in Russia’s Urals region on Monday, the country’s Investigative Committee has said. The male suspect was wearing a ski mask and a black T-shirt featuring Nazi symbols, officials added. They said he died by suicide after the attack and his identity is currently being established. At least eleven of the victims were students at School No. 88 in the city, which has a population of over 600,000. Two security guards and several teachers were also killed, the Investigative Committee said. The attack has left 24 people injured, including 22 children, according to the agency. The suspect was armed with two nonlethal pistols that had been altered to fire live ordnance, Russian lawmaker Aleksandr Khinshtein has claimed.

Snowden gets Russian citizenship | 26 Sept 2022 | President Vladimir Putin has granted Russian citizenship to US National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden, Russia’s TASS news agency confirmed on Monday. The American’s name was included without fanfare on a list of 72 foreigners who became citizens. Snowden, who applied for citizenship in 2020 upon receiving permanent residency rights, has not commented on the decision as of Monday evening Moscow time. His wife will also apply for citizenship, according to his lawyer. The former Booz-Allen contractor is not eligible for mobilization to the Ukrainian front as he did not serve in the Russian army, the attorney said in a statement to media, pouring cold water on feverish social media speculation that Snowden might be drafted now that he was officially a Russian citizen of military age.

Vaccine Mandate Ruled ‘Invalid’ for Police Association Members in New York | 25 Sept 2022 | New York police officers have scored a big win in their fight against the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate that cost some their jobs, with a Manhattan Supreme Court judge ruling that the mandate–as it applies to members of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA)–is “invalid” and that fired cops must be given back their jobs. Judge Lyle Frank said in the Sept. 23 ruling that PBA members who lost their jobs for refusing the jab must be “reinstated to the status they were as of the date of the wrongful action.” While it’s unclear how many PBA members lost their jobs due to the mandate, a City Hall spokesperson told CBS News that more than 1,750 city employees have been fired for refusing to get the shot.  

U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Case Against COVID Vaccine Mandate for New York City Employees | 22 Sept 202 | The U.S. Supreme Court on Oct. 7 will consider a New York Police Department detective’s challenge to the city’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for municipal employees. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas granted the request by the detective, Anthony Marciano, after Justice Sonia Sotomayor initially rejected it, Politico confirmed Tuesday. Marciano’s challenge seeks to strike down the mandate for the Emergency Use Authorized COVID-19 vaccine for all city workers — including firefighters, police and teachers. According to data from the mayor’s office, as of Aug. 30, 1,761 city workers have been fired for not getting the vaccine, Daily News reported Wednesday. That number now is likely higher after the New York City Department of Education this month fired another 850 teachers and other staff, bringing the total to nearly 2,000 school employees fired for failure to comply with the mandate, according to the New York Post.

850 more unvaxxed NYC teachers, aides fired for not complying with mandate | 19 Sept 2022 | The city Department of Education has axed another 850 teachers and classroom aides — bringing the total to nearly 2,000 school employees fired for failure to comply with a vaccine mandate increasingly struck down in court. About 1,300 DOE employees who took a year’s unpaid leave — with benefits — agreed to show proof of COVID vaccination by Sept. 5 or be “deemed to have voluntarily resigned.” …The 850 let go makes roughly 1,950 DOE staffers terminated since the vaccine mandate took effect on Oct. 29, 2021.

Facebook shuts down 100,000-member group for using carrot emoji to refer to covid vaccines, because no discussion of vaccine injuries shall be allowed | 23 Sept 2022 | BBC News (United Kingdom) is on a crusade to stamp out all online references to covid “vaccines” that are negative – including those that use a carrot emoji to bypass social media censors. BBC is responsible for the removal of a more than 100,000-member Facebook group that routinely showed posts referencing Fauci Flu shots with the carrot emoji since Facebook does not allow the jabs to be mentioned by name. We are told that BBC flagged the group for review, prompting Facebook to pull it. Now, the group’s 100,000-plus members will have to find a new home to discuss injuries and deaths caused by the COVID injections.

Pfizer CEO gets Covid for second time in six weeks –Albert Bourla is quadruple vaccinated with his own company’s jab | 25 Sept 2022 | Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has tested positive for Covid-19 for the second time in six weeks, despite being vaccinated four times. Bourla previously claimed that his company’s vaccine was “100% effective” in preventing coronavirus infection. Bourla announced his diagnosis in a Twitter post on Saturday, stating that he was “feeling well and symptom free.” The pharma chief has received four doses – an initial two shots and two boosters – of his company’s mRNA vaccine, and said that he has not yet had Pfizer’s new bivalent booster shot, as he tested positive for Covid-19 already in August. “While we’ve made great progress, the virus is still with us,” he added.

Cayler Ellingson’s alleged killer not under house arrest, no curfew after posting ‘very low’ bond – court docs –Former assistant US attorney says “very low” bond is “woefully inadequate” | 26 Sept 2022 | Shannon Brandt, who is accused of fatally hitting 18-year-old Cayler Ellingson with an SUV, is not under house arrest and has no curfew after posting a 50,000 bond, according to court documents obtained by Fox News Digital. Brandt, 41, was released from jail after posting the bond on Sept. 20 after police say he fatally hit Ellington with an SUV during the early morning hours of Sept. 18 following a street dance at a local bar in McHenry, North Dakota. The incident happened around 2:35 a.m., court documents show, stating that Brandt originally fled the scene but later called 911 and told the operator that he hit Ellingson because he believed that the teenager was part of a “Republican extremist group,” adding that he had a “political argument” with Ellingson.

FBI raids home of Catholic pro-life speaker, author with guns drawn as his terrified kids watch –“The kids were all just screaming. It was all just very scary and traumatic,” Ryan-Marie Houck described. | 23 Sept 2022 | A well-known pro-life author, sidewalk counselor, and father of seven was the latest victim of a U.S. Department of Justice-sponsored SWAT raid and arrest — for supposed “FACE Act” violations — at his rural home as his children looked on “screaming.” Mark Houck is the founder and president of The King’s Men, which promotes healing for victims of pornography addiction and promotes Christian virtues among men in the United States and Europe. According to his wife Ryan-Marie, who spoke with LifeSiteNews, he also drives two hours south to Philadelphia every Wednesday to sidewalk counsel for six to eight hours at two different abortion centers. Ryan-Marie, who is a homeschooling mother, described how the SWAT team of 25 to 30 FBI agents swarmed their property with around 15 vehicles at 7:05 a.m. this morning.

Darling of NYC bail-reform advocates sought for attempted murder outside St. Pat’s | 25 Sept 2022 | An accused career criminal who was once the darling of bail-reform advocates is now being sought by cops for attempted murder outside St. Patrick’s Cathedral, law-enforcement sources say. Pedro Hernandez — who still has three other open gun cases against him — is wanted in the Aug. 28 Midtown shooting that stemmed from a game of three-card monte, sources said. Hernandez, 22, is suspected of firing into an occupied red Mercedes Benz after losing cash and a gold chain in the notoriously rigged sidewalk hustle.

Venezuela Empties Prisons, Sends Violent Criminals to U.S. Border, Says DHS Report | 18 Sept 2022 | A recent Department of Homeland Security intelligence report received by the Border Patrol instructs agents to look for Venezuelan inmates released from entering the U.S., according to a source within CBP. The report, reviewed by Breitbart Texas, indicates the Venezuelan government, under the leadership of Nicolás Maduro Moros, is purposely freeing inmates — including some convicted of murder, rape, and extortion. The intelligence report warns agents the freed prisoners have been seen within migrant caravans traveling from Tapachula, Mexico, toward the U.S.-Mexico border as recently as July. 

‘She was 12, I was 30’: Biden leaves viewers stunned in teachers speech | 24 Sept 2022 | Joe Biden shocked viewers of his Friday speech to teachers when he recognized an audience member and told the crowd, “She was 12, I was 30.” Biden lit up social media with the confounding and seemingly inappropriate aside. He did not say what he did when he was 30 and the woman was a preteen. “You gotta say hi to me,” Biden said mid-speech at the National Education Association headquarters in DC. “We go back a long way. She was 12, I was 30. But anyway, this woman helped me get an awful lot done.” The audience of teachers and union members laughed and cheered at the bawdy sick remark.

S&P 500 notches new closing low for 2022, Dow falls into bear market | 26 Sept 2022 | The S&P 500 notched a new closing low for 2022 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average slipped into a bear market as interest rates surged and turmoil rocked global currencies. The S&P 500 declined 1.03% to 3,655.04, falling below the June closing low of 3,666.77. At one point during the day, the index dipped to 3,644.76, less than eight points away from its intraday low of 2022: 3,636.87. The Dow dropped 329.60 points, or 1.11%, to 29,260.81 — accelerating losses in the final moments of trading. The 30-stock index is down about 20.4% from its Jan. 4 closing high. The Nasdaq Composite fell 0.60% to 10,802.92.

Inflation May Cost Average US Family Extra $11,500 This Year | 23 Sept 2022 | Americans are set to pay an extra 11,500 this year if they want to enjoy the same standard of living they maintained in 2020, according to new estimates from NerdWallet. The estimates, published in August, were based on inflation and annual spending data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Analysts at the personal finance company looked at how spending would compare this year to 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic began. Analysts said 2020 was the “last full year when inflation was relatively stable.” In that year, the U.S. inflation rate was 1.23 percent. As of August, inflation in the United States stands at 8.3 percent, according to BLS data.

Hurricane Ian: Buccaneers making contingency plans to potentially move Week 4 matchup vs. Chiefs due to storm | 26 Sept 2022 | A matchup between two interconference contenders who recently met in the Super Bowl is scheduled to take place this upcoming Sunday night, as the Kansas City Chiefs plan to take a trip to Tampa to face the Buccaneers. However, Hurricane Ian could change how the teams prepare for the important showdown, or even move it altogether. According to the Tampa Bay Times, Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said Monday that the team is working with the NFL to make contingency plans in case they are forced to move Sunday’s game, or make arrangements for the Buccaneers to practice in another city if Hurricane Ian were to make landfall near Tampa. Hurricane Ian is quickly approaching Cuba, and is expected to rapidly strengthen into a major hurricane as it moves into the eastern part of the Gulf of Mexico, per The Weather Channel. As of now, the projections show the hurricane making its largest impact/landfall in Tampa on Wednesday through Thursday.

DeSantis mobilizes national guard ahead of likely hurricane | 25 Sept 2022 | Florida GOP Gov. Ron DeSantis on Sunday said the state is mobilizing resources as Tropical Storm Ian bears down on the state, including activating 2,500 national guard troops and preparing more than 2 million meals for residents. DeSantis, speaking to reporters during a news conference inside the state Emergency Operations Center, said the latest forecast shows that Ian will make landfall in Taylor County in northern Florida by mid-week. While the storm may weaken or change its current path, the governor urged people to begin preparing for a major weather event that could leave many Floridians without power for days.

Houses washed away after storm Fiona as Canada sends in military for cleanup | 25 Sept 2022 | Canadian troops are being sent to assist the recovery from the devastation of storm Fiona, which swept away houses, stripped off roofs and knocked out power across the country’s Atlantic provinces. After surging north from the Caribbean as a hurricane, Fiona came ashore before dawn on Saturday as a post-tropical cyclone, battering Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Quebec with hurricane-strength winds, heavy rains and huge waves. The defense minister, Anita Anand, said on Saturday that troops would help remove fallen trees and other debris, restore transportation links and do whatever else was required for as long as it took. She didn’t specify how many troops would be deployed.

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