National media news & headlines compiled by CLG
As Monkeypox Cases Spread, Report Shows Gates Foundation, WHO, Pharma Execs Took Part in Monkeypox Pandemic ‘Simulation’ | 23 May 2022 | The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday held an emergency meeting to discuss the outbreak of monkeypox after more than 100 cases were reported across 12 countries. Days before the WHO convened, the Biden administration placed a 119 million order for monkeypox vaccines after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed six people in the U.S. were being monitored for the viral infection, and one person had tested positive… In October 2019, just weeks before the outbreak of COVID-19, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, along with the World Economic Forum (WEF) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, organized “Event 201,” a “high-level pandemic exercise” that mirrored what later followed with COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2021, the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), in conjunction with the Munich Security Conference, held a “tabletop exercise on reducing high-consequence biological threats.” This “fictional exercise scenario” involved the simulation of “a deadly, global pandemic involving an unusual strain of monkeypox virus that first emerged in the fictional nation of Brinia and spread globally over 18 months.”
ECDC Bombshell: ‘Monkeypox Outbreak Appears to Have Leaked From Ukraine Lab’ | 22 May 2022 | The current monkeypox outbreak originated from a bioweapons lab in Ukraine, a source at the European Centers For Disease Control reportedly has revealed. Independent investigator Dr. Benjamin Braddock claims that an unnamed source at the ECDC told him that preliminary analysis of the monkeypox strain currently doing the rounds found the virus came from a lab and may be related to U.S. biological research in Ukraine. “ECDC source tells me that the preliminary analysis of monkeypox indicates that it is ‘a third lab strain with unknown characteristics’ and that there is chatter about this being somehow related to Moscow’s charges against U.S. biological activities in Ukraine,” Braddock tweeted on Saturday.
First case of monkeypox confirmed in Scotland as contact tracing gets underway | 23 May 2022 | The first case of monkeypox has been confirmed in Scotland, as a further 56 were identified in England, bringing the UK total to 57. Public Health Scotland (PHS) said the Scottish case has been taken into hospital in line with protocols, and is being treated. Contact tracing has begun and contacts of the case will be offered a vaccine. Scotland has ordered a “small” supply of vaccine to be held in Glasgow and Edinburgh, PHS said, while plans are made for drawing more from UK stocks once a larger storage site is found.
Belgium becomes first country to introduce compulsory monkeypox quarantine –Anyone testing positive must isolate for 21 days as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks and doctors warn of ‘significant rise’ in UK cases | 22 May 2022 | Belgium has become the first country to introduce a compulsory 21-day monkeypox quarantine – as 14 countries now confirm outbreaks of the viral disease and doctors warn of a “significant rise” in UK cases Those who contract the virus will now have to self-isolate for three weeks, Belgian health authorities have said, after three cases were recorded in the country. The infections, the first of which was recorded on Friday, are all linked to a festival in the port city of Antwerp. It comes as doctors have warned that the UK faces a “significant” rise in infections and the government’s response is “critical” in containing its spread.
Monkeypox Detected in Growing Number of Countries [That Administered the AstraZeneca Vaccine?] | 21 May 2022 | Australia, Canada, Italy, and Sweden have become the latest countries to report their first confirmed cases of monkeypox, a rare viral disease typically limited to west and central Africa that has seen over two dozen cases reported and many more being investigated in several non-endemic countries over the past three weeks. Australian officials on Friday confirmed its first monkeypox case, which involves a man in his 30s who arrived in Melbourne, Victoria, on May 16 after having traveled to the United Kingdom. There is also a probable case in Sydney, New South Wales, involving a man in his 40s who recently traveled to Europe. Testing is being carried out to confirm the case.
White House Looks to Be Planning for ‘Wave of Infection,’ Just in Time for Midterms, Advises Indoor Masking | 22 May 2022 | During his Sunday morning appearance on ABC’s This Week, Dr. Ashish Jha, the dean of the Brown University School of Public Health and the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator, spoke of an expected surge of Wuhan coronavirus cases for the coming fall and winter. In other words, the surge is expected to come right before the November midterms. When asked by host Martha Raddatz about the expected surge, Dr. Jha explained they are indeed “planning for a variety of scenarios including a wave of infection this fall and winter,” which he used as an opportunity to push “making that sure we have a new generation of vaccines that are being worked on right now, that we have availability of treatments and testing, and we have the resources.”
CDC Now Recommends COVID-19 Testing for All Domestic Air Travel, Including the Vaccinated | 22 May 2022 | The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending that all domestic travelers undergo COVID-19 testing before and after they travel–regardless of vaccination status. In an update on the agency’s website, anyone traveling within the United States may want to consider “getting tested as close to the time of departure as possible,” and no more than three days before a flight. It previously only recommended testing for people who have not received COVID-19 vaccines or up-to-date booster shots. The CDC update is also recommending that people take a test before or after a trip if they went to crowded spaces “while not wearing a well-fitting mask or respirator.”
COVID Vaccine Blood Clot Issue ‘May Be in the Hundreds,’ but ‘Heart Issue Is in the Thousands’ – Cardiologist | 20 May 2022 | Dr. Sanjay Verma, an adult cardiologist practicing in Coachella Valley, California, sees a few hundred patients a month, and since last summer, he has seen “possibly a dozen” patients whose heart conditions might be connected to the COVID vaccines. “I can only say possibly–not definitively–because we do not yet have any diagnostic test that 100 percent says ‘this caused this.’ What we do is what’s called a process of exclusion. We look for common associations like coronavirus, influenza virus, other infections, atherosclerosis or coronary artery disease, alcohol, recreational drugs, and if everything keeps coming back negative or normal, then by default and process of exclusion, vaccine-associated heart injury is a probability. “Usually we don’t even see that many [heart problems] in a year,” Verma said. Adding that prior to the pandemic it would be “much less than that per year.” Verma is puzzled as to why the media has given more attention to COVID vaccine blood clot issues when there have been many more cases of myocarditis, according to his observation.
3 Air Force cadets who refused vaccine won’t be commissioned | 22 May 2022 | Three cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy who have refused the COVID-19 vaccine will not be commissioned as military officers but will graduate with bachelor’s degrees, the academy said Saturday. Academy spokesman Dean Miller said that a fourth cadet who had refused the vaccine until about a week ago, decided to be vaccinated and will graduate and become an Air Force officer. In a statement, Miller said that while the three will get a degree “they will not be commissioned into the United States Air Force as long as they remain unvaccinated.” He added that a decision on whether to require the three to reimburse the United States for education costs in lieu of service will be made by the secretary of the Air Force. As of Saturday, the Air Force is the only military academy, so far, where cadets are not being commissioned due to vaccine refusal.
Jair Bolsonaro Says Brazil Will Not Sign Globalist WHO Pandemic Treaty | 21 May 2022 | Jair Bolsonaro announced this week that Brazil will not turn over its sovereignty to the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO, led by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus failed repeatedly and pushed outright lies about the China Coronavirus pandemic in 2020. As The Gateway Pundit was first to report back in March 2020, Dr. Tedros claimed COVID had a mortality rate for those who caught the virus of 3.4%, causing a global panic. This proved to be a ridiculous overestimation of the facts based on faulty calculations… Tedros and the WHO also urged countries not to shut down travel from China, and pushed restrictions that did little to nothing to lessen the severity of the pandemic.
Is There a Common Link Among the Major Troubles of Our Times? Feat. Professor Michael Rectenwald –“The Chinese system is effectively the model for the ‘Great Reset.’ And that is to say, what they have in China is effectively what they’re trying to establish here.” — [CLG Founder] Michael Rectenwald | 19 May 2022 | (Interview with Brendon Fallon on Wide Angle) Having returned to the United States after three months away, I reflect on what it is to travel overseas amid globally coordinated pandemic rules and restrictions. Alongside this, I ask the “anti-woke professor” Michael Rectenwald to connect the dots between the present troubles of our times, like the Roe v. Wade contention, record inflation, and food shortages. He points to a common thread to the chaos rising around us: a suspected global control agenda that could drastically change life as we know it; and, by and large, it appears to be in plain view. (Video)
Plan to Discharge Fukushima Water Into Pacific Gets OK From Regulators | 18 May 2022 | Despite outcry from local leaders and the Japanese public and warnings from environmental campaigners, Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority on Wednesday gave its approval for a plan to discharge
contaminated radioactive water from Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean, a move critics say will pose a major threat to marine life. After spending several months reviewing the plan announced by then-Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga’s administration last spring, the NRA said discharging more than 1.2 million tons of treated wastewater will help the Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO) secure space needed to decommission the plant, where three reactors melted down in March 2011 after a tsunami. Assuming the plan goes forward, the discharge is expected to begin in 2023, but critics including the governor of a neighboring prefecture are calling on TEPCO and the Japanese government to consider other options.
Biden’s Latest Taiwan Gaffe Stokes Tensions With Beijing –Biden says US would defend island militarily if attacked | 24 May 2022 | Joe Biden is seeking to show US resolve against China, yet an ill-timed gaffe on Taiwan risks undermining his bid to curb Beijing’s growing influence over the region. Whether intentional or not, Biden provoked China with a vow to defend Taiwan militarily. After saying that US policy on Taiwan “had not changed at all” during a news conference in Tokyo, he then answered “yes” when asked if the US would act “militarily” to defend the island in the event of a Chinese attack. “It’s a commitment we made,” Biden added. White House officials later walked back the remark, saying the president [sic] was only promising US aid to help Taiwan defend itself in the event of hostilities. That would be akin to what the US is doing in Ukraine, where Biden has vowed not to send troops.
Plans revealed for U.S. to keep troops in Europe –New bases and additional numbers are also possible in a show of force against Russia, CNN reports | 21 May 2022 | The U.S. plans to keep 100,000 troops in Eastern Europe for the foreseeable future, potentially even increasing the number if it perceives a threat from Russia to NATO or its two new prospective members, Sweden and Finland, several officials told CNN on Friday. If NATO carries out more military exercises in the area or the “security environment” changes, the U.S. could bring in more troops or even build more military bases in the region, the officials said. The plans are reportedly under consideration following a Thursday meeting of NATO military heads in Brussels, and they will be presented to a meeting of the alliance’s defense ministers next month.
Russia bans 963 Americans | 21 May 2022 | The Russian Foreign Ministry on Saturday published a list of US nationals permanently banned from entering the country. The blacklist contains 963 individuals accused of anti-Russian activities. “In response to the continuously imposed anti-Russian sanctions from the US and incoming requests about the exact composition of our national ‘stop list,’ the Russian Foreign Ministry has published a list of American citizens who are permanently banned from entering Russia,” the ministry said in a statement. any new names have been added to the list in the three months since Russia launched its military operation against Ukraine, causing a downward spiral in relations with Washington. The individuals include Joe Biden, his son Hunter, Secretary of State Anthony Blinken and Kamala Harris.
Syria demands U.S. pay for air strike victims –Damascus rejects Pentagon findings, demands troop withdrawal | 21 May 2022 | The Syrian permanent mission to the UN stated on Friday that the U.S. must withdraw its troops from the country at once and pay reparations for the deaths of dozens of civilians in a 2019 airstrike in the town of Baghuz. Damascus categorically rejected a Pentagon report claiming it was not at fault for the attack, declaring its conclusions represent “an admission of negligence that calls for accountability.” The Pentagon had released a report on Tuesday claiming the March 18, 2019, airstrike targeting an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL [but still I-CIA-SIS]) encampment in Syria’s Baghuz, initially believed to have killed some 70 people, did not violate the rules of engagement or laws of war.
Hillary Clinton approved dissemination of Trump-Russian bank allegations to media, campaign manager testifies –Clinton’s former campaign manager said he took the idea of leaking Trump-Russia allegations to multiple senior campaign officials | 20 May 2022 | Former Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook testified Friday that then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton approved the dissemination of materials alleging a covert communications channel between the Trump Organization and Russia’s Alfa Bank to the media, despite campaign officials not being “totally confident” in the legitimacy of the data. Former FBI General Counsel James Baker testified Thursday that the bureau investigated the data alleging a Trump connection to the Kremlin-linked bank, and found “there was nothing there.” Mook was called to the stand for testimony by Michael Sussmann’s defense Friday.
Michael Sussmann: Clinton lawyer ‘lied to manipulate FBI over Trump’ | 18 May 2022 | A lawyer for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign lied to the FBI to “manipulate” the agency in order to win the election, a court has heard. Arguments in the trial of Michael Sussmann have begun with prosecutors saying he hoped to create an “October surprise” in the race’s final weeks. Mr. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty. He is the first defendant to go on trial in an investigation into the FBI’s original probe to find if Donald Trump was conspiring with Russia… Prosecutors say Mr Sussmann lied by not disclosing in the meeting that he was working for the Democrat’s campaign. The indictment charges that he claimed not to be representing any particular client and that he presented himself purely as a concerned citizen.
The FBI Is Investigating American Parents as Domestic Terrorists –FBI whistleblowers confirm that the agency is targeting anti-mask and anti-vaccine mandate parents | 21 May 2022 | Reps. Jim Jordan and Mike Johnson co-signed a letter to AG Merrick Garland informing him that whistleblowers had confirmed the FBI was actually investigating concerned parents as “domestic terrorists” using a so-called “threat tag” created by the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. This is exactly what AG Merrick Garland testified (under oath before Congress) was not happening at the FBI. Garland told the House Judiciary Committee last year that even suggesting that the FBI would bother will angry parents at school board meetings was absurd.
Border Patrol released suspected terrorist who crossed into U.S. illegally, ICE took weeks to rearrest him | 23 May 2022 | U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement didn’t rearrest a suspected terrorist who was released into the United States by Border Patrol agents until two weeks after he was flagged by the Federal Bureau of Investigations. The suspected terrorist, Isnardo Garcia-Amado, 35, was released into the United States by Border Patrol agents on April 18 near Yuma, Arizona, and given a GPS monitoring device as an alternative to detention, according to a memo from a federal source obtained by Fox News. Garcia-Amado, a Colombian citizen, was then flagged by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Terrorist Screening Center on April 21, which determined he is a match on the terror watch list.
Judge Blocks Biden Administration From Lifting Title 42 | 21 May 2022 | A federal judge has blocked the Biden administration from ending Title 42, a border policy that has enabled border authorities to quickly expel illegal immigrants at the southern U.S. border back to Mexico on public health grounds amid the COVID-19 pandemic. In a 47-page ruling on Friday, Judge Robert Summerhays in Louisiana granted a nationwide injunction to block the termination of Title 42, saying the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) move to terminate the policy didn’t comply with the Administrative Procedure Act that requires public notice and time to gather public comment on the plan.
Half-Million Migrants Cross Border in 10 Weeks | 21 May 2022 | More than a half-million migrants illegally crossed the southwest border with Mexico during a 10-week period ending on May 15. The record-setting mass migration crisis is overwhelming Border Patrol and NGO resources as they deal with the chaotic level of border crossings. Between April 1 and May 15 approximately 513,000 migrants illegally crossed the southwest border with Mexico. The number reflects apprehensions cited in the April Southwest Border Migration Report and unofficial numbers obtained from a law enforcement source within CBP. The source stated that agents apprehended approximately 47,000 migrants just in the past seven days.
Hedge Fund CEO and GOP Candidate David McCormick Files Lawsuit in PA GOP Senate Primary Race – Demands Undated Ballots That Arrived Late Be Counted in Race | 23 May 2022 | Who is former hedge fund CEO David McCormick? A recent fundraiser sponsor in New York for David McCormick was the founder of a consulting firm representing the controversial Dominion Voting Systems. McCormick also made big bucks lobbying for Communist China. McCormick moved back to Pennsylvania to run in the GOP Senate race after Sean Parnell dropped from the race. Last Tuesday night when the mail-in ballots started to come in, David McCormick built a sizeable lead against Dr. Oz and Kathy Barnette in the GOP Senate primary election. There are still votes to count nearly a week later. Dr. Oz leads by less than 1,000 votes after six days of counting. The state is STILL not through counting ballots!
Oz Keeps Lead as Vote Count Continues in Pennsylvania Senate Primary | 19 May 2022 | Literally and figuratively, every vote counts in the Pennsylvania Republican U.S. Senate race between Dr. Mehmet Oz and former hedge fund CEO David McCormick, which remains too close to call two days after the May 17 primary. As of 3 p.m. local time on May 19, Oz, who was endorsed by former President Donald Trump, leads with 417,250 votes (31.16 percent), compared to 415,971 (31.07 percent) for McCormick. In the 24 hours between the mornings of May 17 and May 18, more than 20,000 votes were added to the totals. Propelled by mail-in ballots, McCormick gained about 1,500 votes.
George Soros throws $1M behind Stacey Abrams’s second gubernatorial run –One Georgia, Inc., quietly launched to aid Abrams’s second shot at becoming the Peach State’s governor. | 11 May 2022 | Liberal billionaire George Soros has pushed 1 million into Georgia to back Stacey Abrams’s second attempt at landing in the governor’s office, filings show. Soros’s Democracy PAC II, a federal committee bankrolled by 125 million from the financier for the 2022 elections, made a 1 million donation to One Georgia, Inc., on March 11, Federal Election Commission records show. One Georgia Inc. is a leadership committee launched to aid Abrams’s candidacy, and Abrams nor the group appear to have publicly announced its existence.
Butcher Treats Every Stray Dog and Cat to Tasty Meat Scraps at His Store | 21 May 2022 | A butcher in Turkey with an indiscriminate love for dogs and cats has a policy at his store: he offers meat scraps to every stray animal that comes to his doorstep, and he has gained a loyal following for his kindness. Ikram Korkmazer, 51, grew up in the Turgutlu district of Turkey’s Manisa province and started working at a butcher’s shop in 1981. He now has 41 years of experience in the business. Ikram’s store, Yesim Meat Gallery, is named after the first stray animal he ever fed from his counter, a street cat he named Yesim. (Video)