Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 10:32 a.m. No.17556348   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>6516

DeSantis’ Office Responds to Lawsuit From Martha’s Vineyard Migrants, Points Out They Signed a Consent Form


Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has responded to a lawsuit brought on by three Martha’s Vineyard migrants and a leftist organization that advocates for illegal aliens.


The absurd class action lawsuit filed by Lawyers for Civil Rights alleges that the private flight to the elite vacation destination was “cruelty akin to what they fled” in Venezuela.


“These immigrants, who are pursuing the proper channels for lawful immigration status in the United States, experienced cruelty akin to what they fled in their home country,” the lawsuit claims.


The lawsuit names DeSantis, the Florida Department of Transportation, Secretary of the Florida Department of Transportation Jared Perdue, and five unnamed individuals and organizations.


The suit claims that representatives of DeSantis gained the trust of the migrants by giving them $10 McDonalds gift cards.


In a statement provided to Fox News, Gov. DeSantis’ spokeswoman Taryn Fenske slammed the lawsuit as “political theater” by “opportunist activists.”


“If these activists spent even a fraction of this time and effort at the border, perhaps some accountability would be brought to the Biden Administration’s reckless border policies that entice illegal immigrants to make dangerous and often lethal journeys through Central America and put their lives in the hands of cartels and Coyotes,” Fenske said.


Fenske also provided the station with a copy of the consent form that the Venezuelan migrants signed.


The form states in both English and Spanish that they “agree to hold the benefactor or its designated representatives harmless of all liability arising out of or in any way relating to any injuries and damages that may occur during the agreed transport to locations outside of Texas until the final destination of Massachusetts.”


Migrants signed the forms before boarding the flights.


“The immigrants were homeless, hungry, and abandoned – and these activists didn’t care about them then. Florida’s program gave them a fresh start in a sanctuary state and these individuals opted to take advantage of chartered flights to Massachusetts,” Fenske added. “It was disappointing that Martha’s Vineyard called in the Massachusetts National Guard to bus them away from the island within 48 hours.”

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 10:35 a.m. No.17556358   🗄️.is 🔗kun

China Reacts To Putin Speech, Urges Immediate Ceasefire & Dialogue


Earlier on Wednesday Russian President Vladimir Putin announced what he dubbed a "partial mobilization" of national forces while vowing to use all means necessary to defend Russia and pledged to annex the territories already occupied by Russia, as we detailed, significantly raising the stakes in the seven-month-old conflict.


Various countries around the globe were quick to react, most especially China, which issued a statement within hours after the speech calling for "ceasefire through dialogue". China has throughout the war defended in various statements Russia's 'legitimate' security concerns about NATO expansion while continuing to tout close, positive ties with Moscow.


But this is perhaps the first time Beijing has so clearly and publicly pushed for a ceasefire after such a key Moscow announcement, with Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin calling for "a cease-fire through negotiations and solutions that answer all parties’ security concerns," according to state-run Global Times.


"Every country’s reasonable security concerns should be valued, and all efforts conducive to resolving the crisis peacefully should be supported. China calls for dialogue and consultation to resolve the divergences," Wang added.


While China worded its statement carefully as focusing on a solution that would advance the security concerns of "all parties" - the statements coming from other international quarters continued laying blame for the conflict squarely on Russian and on Putin.


For starters, the Ukrainian presidency's office suggested this means Putin is in fear of losing the war: "The war is clearly not going according to Russia’s scenario and therefore required Putin to make extremely unpopular decisions to mobilize and severely restrict the rights of people," Mykhailo Podolyak said in a statement to Reuters.


Washington was quick to blast the newly declared Kremlin-backed referendums set to take place in occupied territories of Ukraine, with US Ambassador to Ukraine Bridget Brink responding on Twitter that "Sham referenda and mobilization are signs of weakness, of Russian failure." Further the ambassador vowed that "The United States will never recognize Russia’s claim to purportedly annexed Ukrainian territory, and we will continue to stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes."


And the European Union responded to the partial mobilization as follows while highlighting Putin's "very dangerous nuclear gamble", according to foreign policy spokesman for the European Commission, Peter Stano:


"This is just another proof that Putin is not interested in peace, that he’s interested in escalating this war of aggression."


"This is also yet another sign of his desperation with how his aggression is going against Ukraine…he is only interested in further advancing and continuing his destructive war, which has had already so many bad consequences worldwide."

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 10:37 a.m. No.17556368   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Biden Rebukes Russia's "Outrageous" Ukraine Escalation, Says US "Not Seeking A New Cold War"


Update(1159ET): As expected President Biden in his speech blasted Putin's "outrageous" invasion of Ukraine and latest escalation by ordering a 'partial' mobilization. He stressed before the UN General Assembly the war is "about extinguishing Ukraine's right to exist as a state — plain and simple." On Ukraine, the president said further, "The world should see these outrageous acts for what they are. Putin claims he had to act because Russia was threatened. But no one threatened Russia, and no one other than Russia sought conflict."


"Ukraine has the same rights that belong to every sovereign nation. We will stand in solidarity with Ukraine. We will stand in solidarity against Russian aggression," Biden continued. He highlighted Putin's mention of nuclear weapons in his early Wednesday speech, and responded "we are not seeking a new Cold War." Biden made mention of alleged atrocities by Russian forces in places like Izium, and even charged the Kremlin with "torture" of Ukrainian civilians.


Overall, there was little unexpected in the somewhat lengthy speech, nor were there any specific new US courses of action or sanctions in response to the Ukraine conflict or Putin's fresh declarations. Below is Biden's UN address, which lasted a little over 30-minutes, in full…

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 10:39 a.m. No.17556377   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Putin announces partial mobilization, assures Russia’s security in nationwide address


The stretched-out frontline, the constant shelling of Russian borderline areas by the Ukrainian military and attacks on liberated regions required the call-up of servicemen from the reserve, the Russian leader explained


Russian President Vladimir Putin announced a partial mobilization in a televised address to the nation on Wednesday, pointing to the threats to the country’s existence posed by the West and the inevitable nature of the special military operation in Ukraine.


The stretched-out frontline, the constant shelling of Russian borderline areas by the Ukrainian military and attacks on liberated regions required the call-up of servicemen from the reserve, Putin explained.


Russia will call up reservists who have already served in the army and will arrange for their training. The reservists and Donbass volunteers will be entitled to the same guarantees enjoyed by contract-enlisted servicemen.


TASS has put together the highlights of Putin’s address broadcast live by Russian TV Channels.

Partial mobilization


The combat engagement line now stretches over 1,000 km in the special military operation in Ukraine while terrorist strikes from Western weapons are already being delivered against Russian borderline areas. "NATO is conducting reconnaissance actually across the entire south of Russia in real time, using advanced systems, aircraft and ships, satellites and strategic drones."


Nuclear blackmail has also begun to be used: "This involves not only the West-encouraged bombardments of the Zaporozhye NPP, which may trigger a nuclear disaster, but also the pronouncements by representatives of leading NATO countries about the possibility and the admissibility of using weapons of mass destruction against Russia."


As proposed by the Russian General Staff and the Defense Ministry, Russia will call a partial mobilization and these measures will begin already on September 21.


Russia will call up reservists, primarily those who served in the army. Mobilized citizens will undergo required training and enjoy the same guarantees that are given to contract-enlisted personnel. The Russian government and the Defense Ministry will equate Donbass volunteer formations to Russian servicemen in their status.


The Russian authorities will also immediately resolve all the issues related to the provision of defense industry enterprises with necessary supplies and financial resources.

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 10:40 a.m. No.17556382   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>6387 >>6415 >>6447 >>6464

Russia is at war not only with Ukraine, but with collective West — Shoigu


Russian Defense Minister stressed that Ukraine had almost run out of its own weapons of Soviet manufacture


Russia at the moment is conducting combat operations not only with Ukraine’s armed forces, but with the collective West, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu has said.


"I cannot but emphasize the fact that today we are at war not so much with Ukraine and the Ukrainian army as with the collective West," Shoigu said.


He stressed that Ukraine had almost run out of its own weapons of Soviet manufacture.


"At this point we are really at war with the collective West, with NATO, or vice versa - with NATO and with the collective West," he added, stressing that Russia was successfully finding ways to counter weapons being supplied to Ukraine by the West.


"As we talk about this (about Russia's struggle with the collective West - TASS), we mean not only the weapons that are supplied in huge quantities. Naturally, we find ways to counter these weapons. We have in mind, of course, the Western systems that there exist: communication systems, information processing systems, reconnaissance systems and satellite intelligence systems," Shoigu said.

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 10:42 a.m. No.17556390   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Pfizer is Being Sued For Discriminating Against Whites and Asians.


A group of healthcare professionals have sued Pfizer Inc for running a discriminatory fellowship program that excludes white and Asian applicants.


The group, Do No Harm, filed a complaint on September 12th in Manhattan federal court targeting the pharmaceutical giant’s Breakthrough Fellowship Program. The COVID-19 vaccine maker’s program was labeled “discriminatory on its face” by the group because only Blacks, Latinos, and Native Americans can apply.


Run out of New York, the fellowship program is part of the company’s broader, nine-year commitment to boost minority representation, aiming to enroll 100 fellows in the program by 2025. Participants receive a guaranteed two-year full-time job after graduating from college, fully-subsidized master’s degrees, and employment at Pfizer after completing the program.


In contrast, Do No Harm describes itself as a group seeking to advocate against “radical, divisive, and discriminatory ideology” in healthcare. “Racial discrimination demeans us,” and Pfizer’s “open exclusion of white and Asian-American applicants is illegal,” the complaint said, citing the opinions of two conservative Supreme Court justices, Clarence Thomas and the late Antonin Scalia.


The lawsuit seeks injunctions barring the pharmaceutical giant from making race a relevant factor in obtaining fellowships and preventing it from filling the 2023 class under current eligibility rules. Do No Harm also seeks $1 in nominal damages.


As explained in the lawsuit, the group believes Pfizer’s program violates federal, New York state, and New York City civil rights law in addition to the federal ban on racial discrimination that applies to companies accepting reimbursements from government healthcare programs.


In a statement, Pfizer admitted it had not reviewed the lawsuit, but had “every confidence” that the fellowship program complied with all U.S. employment laws.


“We will continue to strive to create more opportunity, including through specific programs designed to cast a wide net for talent,” it added.


The lawsuit follows intense scrutiny over Pfizer’s role in COVID-19 vaccine mandates across the U.S. in addition to controversy over the efficacy of its vaccines.

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 10:53 a.m. No.17556432   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Bill Gates Deleted Documentary - From Microsoft To Vaccines AI

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 10:55 a.m. No.17556437   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Court says USDA must force food companies to explicitly label GMO ingredients (not just use nondescript QR codes)


A federal court has ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) made an “error” by allowing food corporations to label products containing genetically engineered (GE) ingredients using tricky QR codes as opposed to transparent words.


A USDA rule that took effect earlier this year requires food made with genetically modified (GMO) ingredients to be labeled in some clear way, the simplest specified way being with the word “bioengineered.” If food manufacturers do not like using words, then the USDA specified that a QR code will suffice.


The court decided that the USDA’s stipulation of a QR code as opposed to transparent labeling is unacceptable because this “standalone electronic disclosure” does not conform to the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, which was passed six years ago as an amendment to the Agricultural Marketing Act of 1946.


That law was passed in an effort to nullify individual state laws mandating that foods made with GMO soybeans, corn, and their respective derivatives to be indicated on product packaging. (Related: Eleven years ago, MSNBC conducted a poll which found that nearly 90 percent of the country wants GMOs to be clearly labeled.)


The judge said that a QR code without any actual words or other labeling does not provide consumers with “sufficient access” to the information they need in order to make informed purchasing decisions at the grocery store.

The USDA is complicit with Big Food in trying to hide GMOs from the public


The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) is behind the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, which creates a uniform method of GMO labeling for the entire country.

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 11:06 a.m. No.17556497   🗄️.is 🔗kun   >>6519 >>6526

Trump-Appointed Judge Strikes Down Federal School Mask and Vaccine Mandate


A federal judge on Wednesday “ruled that the federal government cannot require Head Start program teachers, staff and volunteers be vaccinated against COVID-19, nor can they require that adults and students wear masks.” the Liberty Justice Center announced.


Terry A. Doughty, a judge on the US District Court for the Western District of Louisiana, a Trump appointee, said “the liberty interests of individuals mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any interest generated by the mandatory administration of vaccines.”


“The public interest is served by maintaining the constitutional structure and maintaining the liberty of individuals who do not want to take the COVID-19 vaccine. This interest outweighs Agency Defendants’ interests. The public has a liberty interest in not being required to take a vaccine or be fired from their jobs. The public interest must be taken into account before allowing Agency Defendants to mandate vaccines. Although vaccines arguably serve the public interest, the liberty interests of individuals mandated to take the COVID-19 vaccine outweigh any interest generated by the mandatory administration of vaccines.”


Last December Louisiana teacher Sandy Brick filed a federal lawsuit to stop the mandates, Liberty Justice Center said.


“Louisiana teacher Sandy Brick has been serving her students through adversity and uncertainty the last two years. Today, this decision vindicates her right to teach without sacrificing her freedom.” – Sarah Harbison, general counsel at the Pelican Institute for Public Policy said.


“Although President Biden recently declared that the ‘pandemic is over,’ the fight to restore Americans’ individual liberties is not,” said Daniel Suhr, managing attorney at the Liberty Justice Center. “We will continue to fight for teachers like Sandy and the low-income students they serve until every illegal and unjustified mandate is wiped from the books. Today’s decision is a significant step toward undoing the injustice perpetrated against everyday Americans throughout the COVID-19 crisis.”


The US government can appeal Judge Doughty’s ruling to the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.


Recall, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals previously blocked Biden’s vaccine mandate for private businesses.


Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr celebrated the ruling.


“In response to our lawsuit, a federal judge has permanently blocked the Biden administration’s unlawful vaccine & mask mandate for Head Start school programs in GA & 23 other states.” Carr said.


“In part, this mandate would have forced Head Start students 2 years & older to wear a mask.” he said.

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 11:07 a.m. No.17556502   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Declassify Everything!


“Follow the money.” This is a common watchword among those distrustful of the state. If you want to know what politicians or state institutions are really up to, the common wisdom goes, you have to stop listening to what statists do and say, and start paying attention to who is paying them to do and say it.


Following the money is an excellent practice. It reveals volumes about what government is really up to behind the scenes. Investigative journalists like Peter Schweizer, Tom Fitton, and John Solomon and Seamus Bruner have followed the money to show that many American politicians and government institutions work for cash and will do the bidding of whoever has the most cash to dispense. Following the money is revealing in the extreme.


But there are limits to following the money. For one thing, “the money” often circles back around and lands in voters’ pockets. Take the Biden administration’s announcement in August of this year that it would be holding a jubilee for those who took out student loans. Or take any other standard pork-barrel project stuck into any standard piece of congressional legislation or budget. Voters hate corruption, unless they are benefitting from it.


Following the money is entertaining for the hoi polloi up to a point—the point where the focus starts to shift to the hoi polloi. After that, voters tune out. Following the money is no fun when the money trail implicates the audience in the web of corruption.


Another limit to following the money is that the state has control of the money supply. Following the money is not just an exercise in astonishment at how rotten the state is. For libertarians, following the money should at least lead to a reduction in the size of the state—and for me, ideally, to the end of the state altogether. But the state has a monopoly on counterfeiting currency.


So, however much one follows the money, one never reaches one of the two beating hearts of state power. One just keeps following the money, around and around, without arriving at the other dynamo of statist corruption.


The present moment is a pristine opportunity for libertarians to shift focus to the other heart of the state: information. The federal government, and the “law enforcement” agencies, which exist solely to allow the federal government to break the law with impunity, are revealed now as dependent upon information at least as much as money.


The FBI raid on Donald Trump’s private residence in Florida in early August was not in pursuit of cash, but paperwork. President Trump had the power to declassify that paperwork, which he claims he did by standing order. But as journalist Lee Smith notes, sources inside the bureau are saying that the real reason the FBI wanted the documents is not that they are classified, but that they reveal secrets about the FBI’s “Operation Crossfire Hurricane” coup against Trump.


Stealing money is standard operating procedure in Washington, DC. The FBI doesn’t raid houses when politicians go about their routine business of stealing money from citizens via taxes, and then stealing it again via bribes and kickback deals and other schemes. The FBI does raid houses when someone has information compromising to the FBI. It’s the information, not the money, that is revealed here to be the real lifeblood of the freedom-killing state.


Declassify everything. And then let the chips fall where they may.

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 11:10 a.m. No.17556511   🗄️.is 🔗kun

UK To Spend At Least £2.3 Billion Supporting Ukraine In 2023: Truss


UK Prime Minister Liz Truss has pledged to spend at least £2.3 billion ($2.6 billion) next year on military aid to help Ukraine resist the Russian invasion.


Having committed £2.3 billion in 2022 to Ukraine’s war effort, Britain is already one of the largest military donor to Ukraine, second only to the United States.


As she prepared to fly to New York for the United Nations summit, the prime minister praised Ukrainian troops’ success in taking back around 3,000 square kilometres (1,800 square miles) from Russian hands, and pledged to at least match last year’s military aid.


She said: “Ukraine’s victories in recent weeks have been inspirational. Time and time again these brave people have defied the doubters and showed what they can do when given the military, economic, and political support they need. My message to the people of Ukraine is this: the UK will continue to be right behind you every step of the way. Your security is our security.”


The British Army’s M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) fires during Summer Shield 2022 military exercise in Adazi military base, Latvia, on May 27, 2022. (Ints Kalnins /Reuters)


Truss will use the U.N. summit to drum up support for Ukraine, and will also try to rally world leaders to end the dependence on Russian energy following President Vladimir Putin’s move to turn the taps off on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which supplied gas to Western Europe.


“By turning off the taps of the Nord Stream gas pipeline, Putin has consigned millions of people in Europe to a colder and more difficult winter,” Truss said, adding: “Too many lives—in Ukraine, in Europe and around the world—are being manipulated by a dependence on Russian energy. We need to work together to end this once and for all.”

UK Support ‘Will Not Falter’


During the past year, the UK has provided Ukraine with hundreds of rockets, five air defence systems, 120 armoured vehicles, and over 200,000 pieces of non-lethal military equipment.


The government said the precise nature of UK military support in 2023 will be determined based on the needs of the Ukrainian armed forces, but it is expected to include equipment like the Multiple Launch Rocket System, which has been “decisive” to the country’s battlefield success.


The prime minister’s official spokesman said she will warn allies at the New York summit that now is not the time to “take our foot off the gas” in opposing Putin’s invasion.


“Quite the opposite, she will be very clear that UK support to Ukraine will not falter,” he added.


“We will continue to act to restore sovereignty and self-determination to Ukraine. Because this isn’t just Ukraine’s fight, the whole world suffers when a regime like Putin’s is allowed to bully and blackmail its neighbours.”

Anonymous ID: ce8cc7 Sept. 21, 2022, 11:11 a.m. No.17556515   🗄️.is 🔗kun

Sen. Tim Scott Introduces Bill To Ban Schools From Keeping A Child’s Gender Transition A Secret From Parents


Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) introduced a bill Tuesday to prevent schools from keeping a child’s gender transition from their parents.


The Parental Rights Over the Education and Care of Their (PROTECT) Kids Act would require schools that receive federal funding to obtain parents’ permission before changing a student’s gender pronouns or preferred name on a school form, or allowing that student to use locker rooms or bathrooms that comport with their selected gender identity.


“Schools exist to educate children — not indoctrinate them. And a quality education requires input from those who know children best: their parents,” Scott said in a statement announcing the bill. “Sadly, radical and secretive gender policies have shut parents out of the conversation and broken their trust. My bill will safeguard parental rights, improve the crucial relationship between parents and schools, and ensure that children can learn in an environment free from activist ideology.”


The text of the law states:


As a condition of receiving Federal funds, any elementary school…or school that consists of only middle grades… that receives Federal funds shall be required to obtain parental consent before—


(1) changing a minor child’s gender markers, pronouns, or preferred name on any school form; or


(2) allowing a child to change the child’s sex based accommodations, including locker rooms or bathrooms


“The law in the United States has long recognized the importance of parental rights,” the bill says in its “findings” section. “A parent’s right to oversee the care and education of their child is guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment.”


But “public schools across the country are violating these fundamental parental and familial rights by deliberately hiding information about gender transitioning children from their parents,” the bill states, citing several instances across the country in which schools instructed staff to conduct a student’s gender transition without parental consent.