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Watercooler National: Canada secretly tracked phones during lockdown/ Judge blocks Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal workers/ Harvard chemist found guilty of all charges related to Chinese research funding

Citizens for Legitimate Government (CLG) provides links and brief excerpts from news reports in the national media.

Canada secretly tracked 33 million phones during COVID-19 lockdown – report | 25 Dec 2021 | Canada’s federal government admitted to secretly surveilling its population’s movements during the COVID-19 lockdown by tracking 33 million phones. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) clandestinely tracked the devices to assess “the public’s responsiveness during lockdown measures,” the agency acknowledged last week, according to Blacklock’s Reporter, which first reported the disclosure. Canada’s entire population totals 38 million, according to Statistics Canada. “Evidence is coming in from many sources, from countries around the world, that what was seen as a huge surveillance surge — post 9/11 — is now completely upstaged by pandemic surveillance,” David Lyon, author of Pandemic Surveillance and the former director of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University in Ontario, told the National Post.

US Navy Warship Pauses Deployment After COVID-19 Outbreak Among ‘100 Percent Immunized’ Crew | 25 Dec 2021 | A U.S. Navy warship has paused its deployment to South America due to a COVID-19 outbreak among its “100 percent immunized” crew, the Navy announced on Christmas Eve. “USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), a Freedom variant littoral combat ship, remains in port as some Sailors test positive for COVID-19,” the U.S. 4th Fleet said in a statement. “The crew is 100 percent immunized and all COVID-19 positive Sailors are isolated on board and away from other crew members. A portion of those infected have exhibited mild symptoms. The vaccine continues to demonstrate effectiveness against serious illness.” The ship currently remains in port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, located at the southeastern end of Cuba.

Supreme Court to hear two Biden vaccine mandate cases on Jan. 7 | 22 Dec 2021 | The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments on January 7, 2022, for two vaccine mandate cases: whether the Biden administration can force large employers to mandate their employees receive COVID shots or weekly tests, and whether the government can force healthcare workers at facilities that receive Medicare or Medicaid funding to be jabbed. The former mandate is set to take effect on January 4, 2022, and it does not appear the workers whose jobs are on the line if they don’t submit to the experimental injections will receive relief from the high court before then. Yesterday, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh asked the Biden administration to respond to appeals asking the Court to block enforcement of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) rule about large businesses, which was given the go-ahead by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit on Friday, by 4 p.m. December 30.

Connecticut coronavirus cases linked to Democratic governor’s holiday party – reports —Gov. Ned Lamont, who was not infected, attended numerous large gatherings in the days before and after the party, a spokesman said | 25 Dec 2021 | A holiday party at the home of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont earlier this month led to a “small number” of guests contracting “breakthrough” coronavirus infections, according to reports. Neither Lamont nor his wife Annie Lamont were affected, CTInsider.com reported. The infections occurred even though guests were required to provide proof of full vaccination status as well as a negative coronavirus test result, the report said. Max Weiss, the governor’s communications director, did not say whether the Lamonts and their guests were wearing masks during the party, CTInsider.com reported.

University of California Fires Director of Ethics Program for Defying COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate | 21 Dec 2021 | Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, the longtime professor of psychiatry at the University of California–Irvine School of Medicine who sued the university over its COVID-19 vaccine mandate because it made no exceptions for natural immunity, has been fired by the institution for refusing the vaccine. In a blog post titled “Farewell, University of California,” Dr. Kheriaty said he received notice of what he called his “arbitrary and capricious” firing on Dec. 16. It was effective the same day. The termination ends his UCI medical teaching career and his longtime role as director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI Health. Kheriaty said he worked unpaid nights helping the UCI president’s office draft triage guidelines for scarce resources and vaccines during the pandemic. When N-95 masks were so scarce that hospitals kept them under lock and key, Kheriaty said he found a supply at a local construction company and provided them to doctors and nurses.

Judge Blocks Biden’s COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Federal Contractors in 10 States | 21 Dec 2021 | A federal judge in Missouri has issued a temporary hold on the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for federal contractors in 10 U.S. states while litigation plays out. “We just beat the Biden Administration in court again, “Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced on Twitter late Monday. “This afternoon, we obtained a preliminary injunction against the vaccine mandate on federal contractors, halting enforcement of that mandate in Missouri and the other states in our coalition.” The preliminary injunction, issued by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Noce applies to Alaska, Arkansas, Iowa, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Schmitt and Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson, both Republicans, on Oct. 29 co-led the 10 states in suing the Biden administration over the mandate, calling it “unconstitutional, unlawful, and unwise.”

Triple-Vaxxed House Democrat Whip James Clyburn Tests Positive for Covid-19 | 22 Dec 2021 | Fully vaccinated and boosted House Democrat Whip James Clyburn on Wednesday evening announced he tested positive for Covid-19. “Tonight, I received a positive COVID-19 diagnosis. This is a breakthrough case, and I am asymptomatic.” the 81-year-old lawmaker said… Fully vaccinated and boosted Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren tested positive for Covid this week. Five fully vaccinated representatives also tested positive for Covid this week.

Mexican Authorities Refuse to Allow Americans Aboard Cruise Ship to Disembark in Puerto Vallarta After 21 Fully Vaxxed Crew Members Test Positive for Covid | 24 Dec 2021 | More than 1,000 Americans aboard a cruise ship were not allowed to disembark in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico due to a Covid outbreak among fully vaccinated crew members. 21 fully vaccinated crew members tested positive for Covid prompting Mexican authorities to turn the vessel away from the port. “Puerto Vallarta from our veranda. Mexican authorities won’t let anyone off our cruise ship, Koningsdam. Some crew members (fully vaccinated) tested positive for Covid. Ship is headed back out to sea,” one of the American passengers said in a Facebook post.

CDC Confirms Comirnaty Not Available in USA, Meaning No FDA-Approved COVID Vax Is Available to Americans | 23 Dec 2021 | Despite news reports claiming otherwise, the CDC has officially confirmed that Comirnaty is not currently available in the United States, meaning no FDA-approved Covid vaccine is available to Americans. The new Pfizer Covid vaccine, Comirnaty, was approved by the FDA in August of this year, making it the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive a full FDA authorization. Previously, the Pfizer vaccine and all other COVID-19 vaccines were being used under an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), and this is what was granted to the Pfizer vaccine as it was originally manufactured and labeled.

Heads up! A big fat false flag in Ukraine could be on the way: American mercenaries preparing ‘chemical weapon’ incident in east Ukraine, Russia claims | 21 Dec 2021 | US private military companies (PMCs) are preparing a provocation using chemical weapons in troubled and tense eastern Ukraine, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu claimed on Tuesday. Moscow believes there are more than 120 employees of American PMCs operating in the region, where they are working with Ukrainian special forces. Containers with “unidentified chemical components” have been delivered to the cities of Avdeevka and Krasny Liman in Donbass in order to stage provocations, Shoigu said, at Tuesday’s meeting of the Defense Ministry board, in Moscow, attended by President Vladimir Putin.

Harvard chemist Charles Lieber found guilty of all charges related to Chinese research funding | 22 Dec 2021 | The former chair of Harvard University’s chemistry department has been convicted of all six felony charges he faced related to his receipt of millions in research funding from China, and now faces up to 26 years in prison and up to 1.2 million in fines. Charles Lieber, who is living with late-stage lymphoma, was found guilty on 21 December of two counts of making false statements to federal authorities, two counts of filing a false income tax return, and two counts of failing to file reports of foreign bank and financial accounts with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The 62-year-old will be sentenced at a later hearing. Lieber was arrested in January 2020 for concealing his affiliation with the Wuhan University of Technology (WUT) in China from his university and the US government agencies that funded his work.

FAA fears 5G could affect ‘wide range’ of aircraft systems | 24 Dec 2021 | The FAA issued the broadened safety bulletin on Thursday, outlining new concerns on how 5G networks could impact aviation while stating that it is working with telecom providers to ensure the two can “safely coexist.” The agency had previously warned that 5G could disrupt aircrafts’ radio altimeters – which allow planes to land in low-visibility conditions, among other things. But its latest notice states that anomalous data readings from altimeters could in turn affect a “wide range” of other safety systems, naming at least 17 – from terrain awareness and ground proximity, to take-off and flight control, as well as various warning systems.

Inflation hits highest level in 39 years as consumer prices jump 5.7 percent | 23 Dec 2021 | The inflation rate is running at its hottest pace in nearly four decades, as widespread supply disruptions, high consumer demand and worker shortages fuel a surge in prices. Consumer prices soared by 5.7 percent in the year through November, according to the Personal Consumption Expenditures price index released by the Commerce Department Thursday. That topped the previous month’s rate of 5.1 percent, becoming the fastest pace increase since February 1982, when it hit 6.2 percent. The string of annual price gains have far outpaced the 2 percent inflation target set by the Federal Reserve. Food and energy prices rose 4.7 percent in November from the prior year, which is also the highest since 1982.

Fourteen GOP Lawmakers Sign Letter to DC Mayor Bowser to Fire Deputy Warden Landerkin Who Allows Torture of DC Political Prisoners | 24 Dec 2021 | There are currently dozens of Trump supporters indefinitely detained without trial at the DC Gulag in Washington DC. The corrupt DC judges will not allow these men to post bail and many are beaten and regularly abused by the DC prison guards. The J-6 protesters have been beaten by the Trump-hating guards to within an inch of their lives. The Deputy Warden is a leftist who regularly tweets vicious attacks at Trump supporters. Kathleen Landerkin is Deputy Warden at the DC Gulag. Landerkin even tweeted how she wants white Republicans to go extinct. Landerkin allows Trump supporters to be beaten, neglected, and abused by the prison guards. On December 16, 2021, fourteen Republicans signed a letter to Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser demanding she fire Deputy Warden Kathleen Landerkin after news emerged of Landerkin’s extremist beliefs and torturing of prisoners.

Man arrested for alleged kidnapping, sex with minor, Gascon’s office recommended $0 bail – California police | 24 Dec 2021 | A 21-year-old homeless man was arrested in Los Angeles County this week on charges of kidnapping and having sex with a minor, according to police. Simon Lopez was arrested Monday afternoon in a residential neighborhood of Canoga Park, Glendale police said in a press release… Investigators learned that the male was seen physically assaulting the minor before fleeing the area in a vehicle. Investigators also learned that Lopez had been having a romantic relationship with a minor under the age of 15 and had a non-local warrant out for his arrest, according to police. He was charged with kidnapping, domestic violence, engaging in intercourse with a minor, and for his outstanding warrant. Glendale police said District Attorney George Gascon’s office recommended that Lopez’s bail be set at 0 because of the county’s emergency “Zero-D-llar” bail order. [Be sure to visit Recall Gascon Now.]

Former Minneapolis Officer Kim Potter Found Guilty on Manslaughter Charges | 23 Dec 2021 | A jury found Kim Potter, the former Minnesota police officer who said she mistakenly thought her gun was a Taser, guilty on two manslaughter counts on Wednesday. Potter, a former Brooklyn Center police officer, pleaded not guilty to first- and second-degree manslaughter charges in connection to the death of Daunte Wright, which sparked protests and violent riots earlier this year. Potter said she mistakenly took her pistol for a Taser when she shot Wright in April. The jury, comprised of six men and six women, spent over 26 hours deliberating before rendering the decision. Potter, 49, will face a sentence of about seven years under state guidelines, though prosecutors have said they will seek more.

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