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California lawmakers this week are launching a plan to force digital giants like Facebook and Google to pay publishers for news content, taking a contentious global fight to the state level.

On Monday, California Assemblymember Buffy Wicks (D-Oakland) announced legislation to require large tech companies to pay a “journalism usage fee” whenever they run digital ads next to news content, such as articles, while making publishers reinvest in journalism jobs.

The California Journalism Competition and Preservation Act resembles a separate bitterly contested federal bill that would allow publishers to jointly bargain content distribution terms with the tech giants. 

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA
Posted on: Mar 21 12:04

The Manhattan district attorney’s office on Monday issued a response to House Republicans’ demands to have District Attorney Alvin Bragg testify amid reports that former President Donald Trump will be indicted soon.

“We will not be intimidated by attempts to undermine the justice process,” a spokesperson for Bragg told news outlets in the first public response to inquiries linked to the Trump investigation. “Many false claims have been lobbed out, so let’s set the record straight. New York remains one of the safest big cities in the US.”

Republicans, Trump, and some legal scholars have said that Bragg’s pursuit of what they have called left-wing policies have led to a surge in violent crime in New York City and have questioned why the DA is targeting Trump over an incident that occurred in 2016 while crime remains relatively high in the city. Law enforcement groups have said the DA’s office’s policies have led to the release of repeat offenders who instead should be jailed, leading to more criminal activity.

The New York City Police Department’s data shows that overall crime in New York City was up 22 percent in 2022 over 2021. The city saw 433 murders last year, which is an 11 percent drop year-over-year, but that’s still far higher than previous years. For example, police data shows that New York City 295 murders and 318 murders in 2018 and 2019, respectively. There were 462 murders in 2020.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Mar 21 12:03

President Trump responded to attorney Robert Costello’s testimony in front of the New York Grand Jury yesterday.  Highly respected Costello destroyed disbarred Cohen.

President Trump shared in a Truth last night that attorney Robert Costello put disbarred lawyer Michael Cohen “out to dry”.  Costello is “highly respected”, Cohen sadly is not.

President Trump also shared that Costello “told the TRUTH, with papers, documents, and backup. He left ZERO doubt.”

The President finished by saying that “THE D.A. WILL DO THE RIGHT THING”.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Mar 21 12:02

A Fox News producer on Monday filed a pair of explosive lawsuits against the right-wing talk channel, alleging that the network’s lawyers coerced her into providing misleading testimony in Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation case against the company.

The lawsuits filed by Abby Grossberg, who worked as a senior booking producer for Maria Bartiromo and most recently head of booking for Tucker Carlson, accused Fox’s legal team of having engaged in wrongful conduct as it prepared her for a pre-trial deposition in the election technology company’s case.

The lawsuits from Grossberg, who has since been placed on administrative leave by Fox, were filed in Delaware Superior Court and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA
Posted on: Mar 21 12:01
Former South Carolina Republican Governor Nikki Haley said the New York case against her 2024 rival, former President Donald Trump, appears to be motivated by vengeance.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Mar 21 12:01
Russia said one of its fighter jets intercepted two U.S. B-52 bombers over the Baltic Sea on Monday, a potential provocation that comes just days after Russian planes forced a U.S. drone into the Black Sea.
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Mar 21 12:00

A federal judge blocked the Biden administration from implementing environmental regulations redefining how water sources are protected, but which opponents have argued were an example of overreach.

In his decision published late Sunday, Judge Jeffrey Brown ruled that the so-called Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule announced by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in late December "poses irreparable harm" to residents of Texas and Idaho, the two states that challenged the regulations in the lawsuit filed on Jan. 18. Brown declined to issue a nationwide injunction, but noted 25 other states have challenged the rule in two separate ongoing lawsuits.

While I continue to battle the rule in court, this preliminary injunction is a major blow to the Biden Administration’s radical environmental agenda," Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement Monday. "The unlawful rule would have saddled Texans across the state with crushing new regulations, slowing our state’s economic development and limiting our job growth. 

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Mar 21 12:00
Former President Donald Trump took aim at Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis on Monday after the governor addressed reports that progressive Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg is intending to charge the former president. In his comments, DeSantis slammed the George Soros-funded D.A. for “weaponizing” the justice system, while also quipping about the alleged “hush money” Trump paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels.
By: orraz
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Posted on: Mar 21 11:59
Kirk Cameron reacted to his faith-based story hour being interrupted by Drag Queens and activists, noting the irony that the group that pushes “inclusion and tolerance” tried to ruin things — but he insisted they would not succeed.
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Posted on: Mar 21 11:58
A new report warns of a potentially deadly fungus — that resists drugs — spreading in hospitals around the country.
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Posted on: Mar 21 11:57

14 years ago, the Obama administration (or rather his Wall Street lackey Steve Rattner) turned the bankruptcy process on its head with the Chapter 11 filing of General Motors, which steamrolled the bankruptcy liquidation waterfall by paying off the underfunded (and unsecured) pension plans of GM and Chrysler union workers at 40 cents on the dollar, while  cramming down secured creditors, forcing them to accept 29 cents on the dollar in recovery.

On Sunday, something similar happened with Credit Suisse when, much to the shock of Europe's $275 billion Additional Tier 1 market, some $17BN in Credit Suisse AT1, aka Contingent Convertible, bonds were wiped out even as equity holders received over $3 billion in consideration from UBS courtesy of Swiss taxpayers who ended up footing billions in contingent liabilities.

Not surprisingly, this morning the entire universe of riskiest bonds of European lenders - those in the AT1 tier - plunged after UBS agreed to buy the bank in a historic, government-enforced deal aimed at containing a crisis of confidence that had started to spread across global financial markets. It was the biggest loss yet for Europe’s AT1 market, which was created after the financial crisis to ensure losses would be borne by investors not taxpayers.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
Posted on: Mar 21 11:57

There’s absolutely no doubt that our financial system is in flux right now. We’re watching a storm approach, and it’s about to envelop the entire nation in chaotic conditions. If you think things are crazy now, just hang on to your halo…it’s about to get a whole lot worse.

Remember how we talked about CBDCs a few weeks ago, and lots of people in the comments said never, no way, and heck no? Well, unfortunately, it’s being rolled out and soon.

Of course, they’re not calling it CBDCs. Not yet.

It’s under another name, and it’s not quite a federal digital currency. I’m sure this, too, will be called a conspiracy theory, but the Federal Reserve is launching FedNow, an instant digital payment system. This in itself is not a Central Bank Digital Currency, but it puts into place the framework needed to make the idea a reality.

FedNow will be launched in July, according to a press release from the Federal Reserve.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
Posted on: Mar 21 11:56

Update (1400ET): French President Emmanuel Macron’s government narrowly survived a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly on Monday, fending off an effort to kill his contentious pension overhaul and topple his administration.

As The Wall Street Journal reports, the no-confidence motion spearheaded by a group of centrists won the support of 278 lawmakers in the lower house of parliament, a mere nine votes short of a majority.

Lawmakers are expected to vote later Monday on a second no-confidence motion filed by Marine Le Pen’s National Rally.

That measure is unlikely to pass because conservative and left-leaning lawmakers have said they won’t back a no-confidence motion put forward by the far-right party.

Tags: FRANCE, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Mar 21 11:55

FBI agents worked about 16,000 more hours during the pay period of the Capitol riot of Jan. 6, 2021, than they did during the pay period of the 2020 riots that hit Washington, D.C.

That’s according to documents obtained by The Heritage Foundation’s Oversight Project through the Freedom of Information Act. (The Daily Signal is the news outlet of Heritage Foundation.)

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Mar 21 11:55

FDA wants children as young as six months old to get four doses of deadly spike proteins.
Dr. Wade Hamilton is here to talk about the anti-science left that has no legitimate basis to jab our kids.
Myocarditis is surging in vaxxed children as more and more young people die.
 

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Mar 21 11:54

European Union (EU) ministers have agreed on a two-billion-euro ($2.14bn) plan to raid their own arsenals and jointly purchase ammunition for Ukraine.

EU defence and foreign ministers backed an initiative aimed at providing Ukraine with one million artillery shells in the next 12 months as well as replenishing EU stocks during a meeting held in Brussels on Monday.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Mar 21 11:54

Escalation and internationalization may be very close to happening in the Ukrainian conflict. In a controversial and irresponsible statement, a leading Polish diplomat announced that his country may send troops to the battlefield if Kiev fails to prevent a Russian victory. The official’s words sound like a frontal threat and could have drastic consequences, considering that such a scenario would represent a direct confrontation between Russia and a NATO country – it just remains to be seen whether the Atlantic alliance would be concerned with defending its Eastern European proxies.

The threat was made by Poland’s ambassador to France, Jan Emeryk Rosciszewski, on March 18, during an interview with the French media. Rosciszewski accused Moscow of being solely responsible for the hostilities, echoing the Western hegemonic narrative. According to him, no NATO country is to blame for the fact that the conflict is prolonging, if not the Russian government itself, which would be deliberately increasing international tensions. As expected, however, he did not show any evidence to support his narrative.

The main problem is that Rosciszewski did not limit himself to accusing Moscow of being the “wrong side” of the conflict, but also said that Poland may be “forced” to send troops to Ukraine. For Rosciszewski, Russian victory is unacceptable as it would represent the end of the “values” that form the basis of the European civilization.

Tags: EUROPE, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Mar 21 11:53

President Joe Biden has contradicted his son Hunter's admission that the family business received payments from China in 2017.

“That’s not true,” Biden told reporters on Friday when asked about the recent revelations that the family’s bank accounts were enriched with funds from the communist country.

Despite Joe Biden’s denial, Hunter acknowledged on Thursday that the Biden family business did, in fact, accept Chinese money in 2017. Hunter not only confirmed that the Biden family business received funds from China but also noted that he, along with his uncle James and his then-partner Hallie, received a collective $1.3 million. According to Hunter's spokesperson, “Hunter received his portion of good faith seed funds which he shared with his uncle, James Biden, and Hallie Biden, with whom he was involved at the time, and sharing expenses.”

Tags: CHINA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Mar 21 11:49

Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki criticized the Republican Party's use of the term "woke" in the debut episode of her MSNBC show, "Inside with Jen Psaki," on Sunday.

In a tweet announcing the show, she wrote she had "a few things to get off my chest about the GOP war on wokewokeism.".

During the show, Psaki argued that the term "woke" does not carry the same meaning for most people as it does for Republicans. "For Republicans, wokeness is Public Enemy number one," she said. "By the sound of it, there is simply no greater threat to American liberty, whether or not they actually believe it, they clearly think it’s a winning message ahead of 2024. And it makes you think, are they on to something? Should I be freaking out about how right-wing Republicans are co-opting woke and wokeism? My gut here is no, you don't need to be too worried about their war on woke because the Republican crusade against wokeness may not be as potent of a campaign issue as they may hope."

Tags: CORPORATE MEDIA, COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Mar 21 11:48

If lab-grown meat is “cruelty-free” food, then what do you call the people who eat it that wind up with cancer? One can certainly decipher the insidious message behind the fake slogan, knowing that anything the World Economic Forum (WEF) promotes is bad for humanity, and for the safety and health of humans. The food of the future is organic, clean food, not lab-concocted, genetically mutated Franken-chicken. In fact, the latest WEF-promoted, Bill Gates funded “immortalized cell lines” for lab-made meat replicates forever, just like cancer cells.

Never before have these types of precancerous cell lines been used to produce food for humans. There have not been any clinical trials done to prove this Franken-chicken is safe for human consumption, though any people and organizations promoting it will claim just the opposite, of course. Where’s the data? Any consumer of meat or meat-replacement products should be asking lots of questions. Will vegans and vegetarians seeking food that looks and feels and maybe even tastes like meat actually be consuming tumor-creating junk science food stuff?

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Mar 21 11:47

If lab-grown meat is “cruelty-free” food, then what do you call the people who eat it that wind up with cancer? One can certainly decipher the insidious message behind the fake slogan, knowing that anything the World Economic Forum (WEF) promotes is bad for humanity, and for the safety and health of humans. The food of the future is organic, clean food, not lab-concocted, genetically mutated Franken-chicken. In fact, the latest WEF-promoted, Bill Gates funded “immortalized cell lines” for lab-made meat replicates forever, just like cancer cells.

Never before have these types of precancerous cell lines been used to produce food for humans. There have not been any clinical trials done to prove this Franken-chicken is safe for human consumption, though any people and organizations promoting it will claim just the opposite, of course. Where’s the data? Any consumer of meat or meat-replacement products should be asking lots of questions. Will vegans and vegetarians seeking food that looks and feels and maybe even tastes like meat actually be consuming tumor-creating junk science food stuff?

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Mar 21 11:46

Well, the 2024 election is still over a year away, but it’s already getting hot. Over the weekend, Donald Trump revealed that the partisan Democrats running Manhattan’s DA office are planning on arresting him. According to reports, they plan to indict him over seemingly debunk claims related to his former lawyer Michael Cohen and Stormy Daniels.

Republicans, even those not backing Trump, were shocked at the revelation. It seems the DA office is being driven purely by political ambitions. Many are already saying Trump is innocent of their charges. And now, the most powerful man in the House of Representatives is firing a warning shot.

From The Post Millennial:

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Saturday promised to investigate New York City DA Alvin Bragg after Donald Trump announced that he anticipates an upcoming arrest on Tuesday over a Manhattan case that alleges he paid hush money to porn star Stormy Daniels in the lead up to the 2016 presidential election.

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Mar 21 11:45

Evan Lloyd Corson, a 10 year old hockey player from Hamilton, Ontario, died suddenly on March 11, 2023. Evan was in grade 5 at St. Eugene’s School.

“He loved playing ice hockey at Rosedale arena with his team the Kings. While he wasn’t a goal scorer, he played his hardest at every game.” (obituary here)

How insane are COVID-19 vaccine mandates in Ontario?

The Hamilton, Ontario “Rosedale Arena” he played hockey in, had two sets of COVID-19 vaccine requirements: (click here)

  1. By the City of Hamilton
  2. By the Hockey Governing Bodies
Tags: CANADA, CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS
Posted on: Mar 21 11:44

 Based on the combination bail-in / bail-out that just took place on an emergency basis in Switzerland yesterday, we now know that the entire western financial system is a grand con. They will change the rules at any moment and steal your money, just like they did to Russia in 2022 by seizing $300+ billion in Russian deposits held at western central banks. Yesterday, as part of the panicked, illegal bailing out of Credit Suisse, they wiped out US$17 billion in AT1 (tier-1) bonds, leaving the bond holders high and dry.

As CNBC reports, “The $17 billion wipeout of Credit Suisse bondholders has not gone down well in Europe.”

One section of Credit Suisse’s bondholders is set to be wiped out following the struggling bank’s takeover by UBS, causing them to see investments worth 16 billion Swiss francs ($17 billion) become worthless. The Swiss regulator FINMA announced Sunday that the so-called additional tier-one bonds, which are widely regarded as relatively risky investments, will be written to zero as part of the deal.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS, ECONOMY
Posted on: Mar 21 11:40

Highly hazardous PFAS, or per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances, are leaching out of plastic containers and contaminating food products, according to research published in Environmental Science & Technology Letters this month.

The data confirm the results of prior research focused on the propensity of PFAS to contaminate various pesticide products through storage containers.

That data led the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to issue a warning over the potential for direct PFAS contamination of food.

The current study, conducted by scientists at Notre Dame University, confirms these worst fears and shows that the containers of commonly used products like ketchup and mayonnaise are leaching out levels that post a threat to human health.

Tags: CONSUMER RIGHTS / PRODUCT REPORTS, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Mar 21 11:38

With any credible evidence of alleged Russian mass kidnappings of children from former Ukraine sorely lacking, in order to justify this propaganda narrative, as well as give at least some ostensible “credence” to the recent ICC indictment against Russian President Vladimir Putin, the mainstream propaganda machine is mobilizing all of its forces. Supposed “horror stories” of the “ordeal” these kids and their parents “have to go through” are aiming to cause an emotional reaction and present Russia and its leadership as “monstrous” as they could possibly be. One such “horror story” was published by The Guardian on March 19, just two days after the Hague-based “court” issued an arrest warrant for Putin and Maria Alekseyevna Lvova-Belova, Presidential Commissioner for Children’s Rights.

According to The Guardian, Yevhen Mezhevyi, a 40-year-old Ukrainian citizen now living in Riga (Latvia), claims his children were “abducted and forcibly transferred” to Russia last year. Mezhevyi’s children were apparently taken while he was serving prison time in the DNR (Donetsk People’s Republic) due to his three-year service in the Kiev regime forces (2016-2019), including in the notorious Yavoriv military base in the west of the country, infamous for the training of various openly Neo-Nazi units. According to his own admission, Yevhen Mezhevyi knew that the Russian military would be apprehending all former and current members of such Nazi-inspired cohorts, so he tried to hide his past and even threw away his uniforms in an attempt to leave no trace of his time in the Kiev regime forces.

However, despite his attempts to hide, Mezhevyi was caught and sent to a prison near the town of Olenovka, approximately 20 km southwest of Donetsk, where he remained for 45 days. He claims that after Russian forces entered the city, Mezhevyi, his son Matvii (13) and daughters Sviatoslava (9) and Oleksandra (7) were “taken” by Russian soldiers and evacuated to Vinogradnoye, a village to the south-east of Mariupol. There, humanitarian volunteers offered assistance to Mezhevyi and his family, so they “stayed there for a while” (Yevhen didn’t specify for how long). “… but then, one day, after we were taken to a checkpoint and searched, a Russian official saw something in my documents,” he lamented, obviously referring to the fact that the official found evidence of Mezhevyi’s time in the Neo-Nazi junta forces.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Mar 21 11:35
Tucker Carlson unloaded on the Democratic Party over President Donald Trump’s potential indictment in an epic monologue Monday night and issued a dire warning for America should their efforts to stop Trump succeed.
By: orraz
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Posted on: Mar 21 11:33