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Fifth largest life insurance company in the US paid out 163% more for deaths of working people ages 18-64 in 2021 –Total claims/benefits up 6 billion –Company cites “non-pandemic-related morbidity” and “unusual claims adjustments” in explanation of losses from group life insurance business | 15 June 2022 | Five months after breaking the story of the CEO of One America insurance company saying deaths among working people ages 18-64 were up 40% in the third quarter of 2021, I can report that a much larger life insurance company, Lincoln National, reported a 163% increase in death benefits paid out under its group life insurance policies in 2021. This is according to the annual statements filed with state insurance departments — statements that were provided exclusively to Crossroads Report in response to public records requests. The reports show a more extreme situation than the 40% increase in deaths in the third quarter of 2021 that was cited in late December by One America CEO Scott Davison — an increase that he said was industry-wide and that he described at the time as “unheard of” and “huge, huge numbers” and the highest death rates that have ever been seen in the history of the life insurance business. The annual statements for Lincoln National Life Insurance Company show that the company paid out in death benefits under group life insurance polices a little over 500 million in 2019, about 548 million in 2020, and a stunning 1.4 billion in 2021.
FDA Advisors Unanimously Endorse Pfizer, Moderna COVID Shots for Infants and Young Kids | 15 June 2022 | The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) vaccine advisory panel today unanimously voted 21-0 to recommend Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccines for infants and young children, stating the totality of the evidence available shows the benefits of the vaccines outweigh the risks of use. Pfizer’s three-dose vaccine would cover children 6 months to 5 years old, while Moderna’s two-dose vaccine covers children 6 months to 6 years old. States have already ordered millions of doses made available prior to FDA authorization by the Biden administration… The Vaccines and Related Biological Products Advisory Committee (VRBPAC) ignored pleas from experts, the vaccine injured and a congressman representing 17 other lawmakers to halt authorization until questions about the safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines for the nation’s youngest children could be properly addressed.
Sudden vaccine deaths are now so common they’ve assigned a syndrome name for it: Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) | 9 June 2022 | The medical regime knows that covid vaccines are killing healthy young people at an alarming rate, so they’ve suddenly assigned a medical label for the phenomenon in order to distract people from the truth. Now, healthy young people who suddenly die without any medical explanation are said to have died from Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) rather than from vaccines. While SADS has existed in medical terminology long before covid, doctors and the media are now using this syndrome label in a new way: To try to explain away vaccine deaths. From what we can tell so far, there are no such “sudden deaths” in unvaccinated young adults. So far, this seems to be happening solely among those who have been vaccinated. The UK Daily Mail has published an article detailing this new so-called “syndrome” which is of course just a convenient label to mask the true underlying cause of these sudden deaths.
Severe COVID-19 ‘Rare’ in Unvaccinated People, Survey Reveals | 14 June 2022 | A survey has found that people who did not get the vaccine had a lower rate of suffering severe COVID-19 amid the pandemic. The survey uploaded to the preprint server ResearchGate presented data from more than 18,500 respondents from the “Control Group” project with more than 300,000 overall participants. An analysis revealed that compared to those who got jabbed, unvaccinated people reported fewer hospitalizations. The international survey also found that the unvaccinated people from more than 175 countries were more likely to self-care to prevent and manage COVID-19 infection. They used natural products like vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, quercetin, and drugs, such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine.
Ukraine outlaws two more opposition parties —Shariy’s Party and Left Opposition bloc bring a total of banned political movements to nine | 16 June 2022 | Two more political parties, the Left Opposition bloc and Shariy’s Party, have been banned by a Ukrainian court. Both featured on the list of the 11 parties and political movements suspended in March by Ukraine’s national Security Council. Thursday’s announcement brings the total of outlawed parties to nine. As Justice Minister Denis Malyuska explained, the two join other banned “pro-Russian” parties, activities of which were allegedly aimed at “undermining sovereignty” of Ukraine.
Biden to Announce Nearly $1BN More in Arms for Ukraine, Including Anti-Ship Missiles | 15 June 2022 | At a moment Ukrainian forces are on the brink of total defeat in Luhansk province in the country’s east, and with the Kremlin now claiming almost 100% control of the region, given its army has the final key city of Severodonetsk completely surrounded and Russian troops have reached the town’s center, the White House is rolling out yet another new high price tag weapons transfer to Kiev. “The White House is expected as soon as Wednesday to announce around 1 billion worth of new weapons aid for Ukraine, including anti-ship rocket systems, artillery rockets, and rounds for howitzers, people familiar with the packages said,” Reuters reports Wednesday morning.
Wall Street plunges as recession fears grow | 16 June 2022 | U.S. stock indexes closed sharply lower on Thursday in a broad sell-off as recession fears grew following moves by central banks around the globe to stamp out rising inflation after the Federal Reserve’s largest rate hike since 1994. The benchmark S&P 500 (.SPX) suffered its sixth decline in seven sessions. Stocks had rallied on Wednesday as the Fed delivered an aggressive 75 basis point rate hike, as expected, to help the index snap its longest daily losing streak since early January.
Fed Hikes Interest Rates By 75 Basis Points, Largest Increase Since 1994 | 15 June 2022 | The Federal Reserve has raised interest rates by 75 basis points, the single largest increase in nearly thirty years as inflation soars. The hike to the federal funds rate was announced Wednesday, after a meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee led by Chairman Jerome Powell. In the short-term, the Federal Reserve said that it would intend to bring the rate to a range of 1.5 percent to 1.75 percent. Of the eight-member committee, seven voted in favor of the hike while one member, Esther George, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, voted against the increase, preferring that it be 0.5 percent instead.
More than 150 police officers shot so far this year, records show –Anti-police violence comes as officers’ morale is low around the country | 16 June 2022 | More than 150 American police officers have been shot this year, at least 24 of them killed in the line of duty, statistics compiled by Fox News Digital show. “Criminals feel free to engage in crime,” said Sgt. Betsy Brantner Smith, spokesperson for the National Police Association and a retired officer with nearly three decades of experience. “You see videos all over [social media], where criminals are doing things, and they appear to have no fear of the police, of a security guard, of a store manager, none of that.” In all, at least 156 officers have been shot around the country in 2022 as of Tuesday, according to Fraternal Order of Police data combined with additional information from the Gun Violence Archive.
‘Open Season’: Pro-Abortion Terrorist Group Vows to Ramp Up Violence against Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers | 15 June 2022 | Pro-abortion terrorist group Jane’s Revenge, which has claimed credit for a string of recent attacks on pregnancy centers across the country, on Tuesday declared “open season” on pro-life organizations as the Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health draws closer. In a statement posted by a radical leftist news website on Tuesday, the organization vowed to attack any pro-life group that “doesn’t close their doors.” Those pro-life organizations that do shut down will be spared, the group said, “But until you do, it’s open season, and we know where your operations are.” The statement added: “Everyone with the urge to paint, to burn, to cut, to jam: now is the time. Go forth and manifest the things you wish to see.”
‘They keep threatening to arrest us.’ The obstacles facing local news in Uvalde –San Antonio Express-News editor Nora López talks about her newsroom’s struggle against authorities to tell the stories of Uvalde | 13 June 2022 | By now, many who have been following this story know that the official narrative of the tragedy that left 19 students and two teachers dead has shifted, with early accounts being amended or retracted. Over the past two weeks, Nora López, executive editor of the Express-News, has led her staff in covering this story. Visiting law enforcement officials and bikers obstructed reporters’ abilities to cover the funerals of victims… One of the journalists said: It has been very frustrating because we’re hearing a little bit here and there, and it doesn’t line up. We still don’t have the full story about how these things unfolded… For example, the teacher who they said had left the door open, and that that’s how the gunman had gotten in. The video shows that she had opened it to go get something from the car, but when she saw that there was this guy with a gun outside — and somebody from the funeral home across the street yelled at her (about) this guy with a gun — she closed it. They have this on video. They knew that she had indeed closed the door. And she thought it was locked and apparently it wasn’t locked, so now they’re investigating that. They knew that from day one.
Baby formula production halted at Abbott’s Michigan plant due to flooding after severe storms | 16 June 2022 | The Abbott Laboratories plant in Michigan that was at the center of the nation’s baby formula crisis has stopped production again. Production of its EleCare specialty formula was stopped after severe storms in southwestern Michigan flooded areas of its Sturgis, Michigan, plant. This is the same plant that forced Abbott to issue a recall of some of its formulas in February due to contamination issues. The company, which has notified the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, said the incident will likely delay production and distribution of the infant formula for a few weeks.
Sarah Palin Advances in Alaska House Special Election, AP Projects | 15 June 2022 | Former Alaska governor and 2008 vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin will advance to the August special general election to fill the at-large House seat of the late Representative Don Young, the Associated Press projected on Wednesday. Palin, who received an early endorsement from former President Trump, finished first in a crowded field of 48 candidates in the special primary election, according to the AP. The primary included candidates from all parties and those with no party affiliation vying to fill the state’s only U.S. House seat. Under Alaska’s new election system, the top four candidates in the primary are set to advance to a ranked-choice special election on August 16.
Lauren Boebert taking legal action over Dem PAC’s ‘false and disgusting claims’ that she was ‘paid escort’ –Boebert’s attorney says he has “irrefutable evidence that each one of these statements is patently false” | 15 June 2022 | Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., will take legal action against the Democrat political action committee (PAC) that claimed, without evidence, that she was an “unlicensed paid escort,” Fox News Digital has learned. Boebert’s attorney sent a letter to the American Muckrakers PAC regarding the claims that she was an “unlicensed paid escort” who had “two abortions,” pledging to bring “civil defamation” lawsuits against the PAC. “Partisan organizations putting out blatantly false and disgusting accusations won’t stop me from advancing freedom and conservative values,” Boebert told Fox News Digital in a Wednesday statement… Boebert’s attorney Jonathan Anderson noted that proving a defamation case against a public figure has a “heightened standard of proof” and said that what “is legally, and financially, disastrous for Muckrakers is the fact that we also have evidence, including internal Muckrakers’ text and email communications, that demonstrates Muckrakers did in fact publish statements knowing those statements to be false.”
Manatee released to Cape Coral waters after remarkable 15-month recovery | 15 June 2022 | A manatee was released Wednesday morning at Horton Park in Cape Coral following a 15-month rehabilitation after being stranded and wedged in mangroves for days in Lee County last year. The manatee known as Bellissima was rescued by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and taken to ZooTampa in critical condition. The manatee was reportedly emaciated after suffering severe wounds to its body. After a lengthy rehabilitation, Bellissima is healthy and now weighs 1,445 pounds.
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