In The News Today:12/20/2022.

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US News:

Scientists lie to get huge grants’: Gain-of-function research has never contributed to vaccine development, scientists say

Photo by Kate Geraghty/The Sydney Morning Herald via Getty Images
Photo by Kate Geraghty/The Sydney Morning Herald via Getty Images

While the recent COVID outbreak cannot be verifiably and indisputably traced back to gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the controversy has encouraged more scientists to speak out against the risky experimentation.

Additionally, other confirmed lab leaks have resulted in unnecessary and avoidable outbreaks, including an anthrax leak that infected 10 American researchers in 2014 and a smallpox leak that infected Birmingham, England, residents in 1978.

Supporters of the dangerous research argue that it aids in vaccine development and allows scientists to have an edge in preventing future virus outbreaks. Critics insist that the medical benefits of gain-of-function research have never been actualized but remain only “theoretical.”

Physicist Roland Wiesendanger, who specializes in nanoscience, echoed Kakeya’s concern that scientists involved in gain-of-function research received significant financial benefits.

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $3.7bn over illegal fees and interest

Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images
Frederic J Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Consumer banking giant Wells Fargo agreed to pay $3.7bn to settle a laundry list of charges that it harmed consumers by charging illegal fees and interest on auto loans and mortgages, as well as incorrectly applied overdraft fees against savings and checking accounts.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on Tuesday ordered Wells to repay $2bn to consumers and enacted a $1.7bn penalty against the bank.

It’s the largest fine to date against any bank by the CFPB and the largest fine against Wells, which has spent years trying to rehabilitate itself after a series of scandals tied to its sales practices.

Glenn: Food & starvation is my ‘BIGGEST’ economic worry

Of the recent economic developments — from the Fed’s digital coin to the Department of Labor quietly altering your retirement funds — it’s food supply and potential starvation that Glenn worries about most.

In this clip, he’s joined by Carol Roth, author of ‘The War On Small Business,’ to discuss developments in the Netherlands that could significantly effect its food exports and ultimately could effect food supplies throughout out the rest of the world.

But it’s not just the Netherlands…similar far-left policies are already seeping into the United States — and many other Western countries as well — and they could have DISASTROUS consequences…

Flu vaccines don’t work for the same reason Covid injections don’t work

The goal of the shot, and Fauci finally admits this, is to somehow lessen the duration and severity of the disease symptoms AFTER you get infected. The goal never was to prevent the infection.

This idea would work if the antibodies created by the injection were perfect and able to recognise ALL parts of the virus. But they don’t. They only recognise the spike protein.

Unfortunately, the spike protein continuously mutates by nature, so the specific imperfect suboptimal antibodies created by the shot do not recognise it anymore.

Therefore, injected people will continue to get infected and display symptoms, sometimes more severe symptoms due to ADE (Antibody Dependent Enhancement).

The FBI Files: The FBI Pressured Twitter to Reveal Private User Information

The FBI attempted to dodge the legal process and “get Twitter to share data outside of the normal search warrant process,” according to independent journalist Michael Shellenberger, who broke the Twitter Files Part 7 story Monday. 

Shellenberger showed evidence of the FBI repeatedly asking Twitter executives to release user information.

One screenshot of an email from FBI special agent Elvis Chan shows he asked Twitter to share certain user personal information with the FBI – something he knew violated Twitter’s terms of service. 

ICE plans to release illegal immigrants in Tennessee to await court proceedings, governor says

Tennessee Gov. Bill Leetold  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)
Tennessee Gov. Bill Leetold  (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

“We’ve been informed by ICE that they plan to release single adult detainees into Tennessee while they await court proceedings,” Lee said in a statement to Fox News Digital. “This is irresponsible and a threat to the safety of Tennesseans.”

“Furthermore, we already have a national security crisis at our border, and the Biden administration’s attempt to revoke Title 42 will only incentivize more illegal crossings,” he added. “It’s not compassionate to perpetuate a problem that leads to more exploitation and trafficking. 7,000 people unlawfully enter our country every day.”

While the total number of detainees the agency is planning to release into Tennessee is unknown, Lee said: “This crisis is too big to ignore” and that the “only way to stop it is to secure the border.”

Planned Parenthood in Kansas announces telemedicine abortions

(ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)
(ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

The move comes after voters in Kansas chose to retain state constitutional protections for abortion rights in August, and less than a month after a state-court judge blocked enforcement of Kansas’ ban on telemedicine abortions.

“This will allow us to better meet the needs of more patients, in an even more timely manner, by greatly increasing the number of physicians available to deliver care – in a region that has long-faced gaps in provider coverage,” Planned Parenthood Great Plains tweeted.

The Planned Parenthood affiliate already offers some telehealth services, such as refilling birth control prescriptions or gender-affirming care visits for transgender patients.

Chilling California bodycam video shows suspect shooting officer before being killed

Matthew-Tuan Ahn Tran is seen opening fire at a La Habra Police Department officer before being shot himself. (La Habra Police Department)
Matthew-Tuan Ahn Tran is seen opening fire at a La Habra Police Department officer before being shot himself. (La Habra Police Department)

A woman called 911 that evening to report that Tran – whom she had never met before – was tailgating and following her on her way home from work, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office says. La Habra dispatchers instructed the driver to pull up outside the police station.

Tran followed, parking his vehicle behind the woman’s before exiting and walking to the doors of the building.

“What’s going on here?” La Habra Officer Mark Milward is heard asking Tran after arriving at scene and approaching him. 

Federal judge strikes down California’s ‘fee-shifting’ gun control scheme, which echoed Texas abortion law

 (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
 (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

U.S. District Court Judge Roger Benitez of the Southern District of California issued a permanent injunction on Monday against the “fee-shifting” provisions of the state’s gun law – which empowers private citizens to bring lawsuits against gun manufacturers – declaring it unconstitutional. 

“‘It is cynical. ‘It is an abomination.’ ‘It is outrageous and objectionable.’ ‘There is no dispute that it raises serious constitutional questions.’ ‘It is an unprecedented attempt to thwart judicial review,’” Benitez wrote in his opinion, quoting directly from Newsom’s criticisms of the Texas abortion law. 

The judge’s order is likely to set up a showdown at the U.S. Supreme Court, which is the outcome Newsom desired. The governor’s office called it “hypocritical” to block the state’s gun law while permitting the Texas abortion measure to stand.  

Texas National Guard with rifles and humvees arrive at El Paso border

A huge Texas National Guard presence arrived at the southern border in El Paso overnight as the city prepares for an even larger influx of migrants once Title 42 ends and asylum-seekers are now forced to come face-to-face with troops if they want to pass into the U.S. 

Troops holding rifles stood guard at the U.S. side of the border across from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico Tuesday morning backdropped by a line of Humvees.

New fencing at the Rio Grande River bank was also erected to stop migrants from crossing after thousands came across in the last week. Migrants crossing into the U.S. at El Paso are now faced with a stand-off with National Guard troops.


NY Post’s Miranda Devine on the Twitter Files & FBI Suppression of the Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal

Victor Davis Hanson on citizenship in 2022

Excerpts from a Hillsdale College student’s interview with Victor Davis Hanson, discussing the current state of America and the content of his new book, The Dying Citizen.

Emergency homeless shelters to provide ‘gender-affirming care’ under Biden plan

Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The All In: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness aims to reduce homelessness by 25% by 2025 and “combat the systemic racism that has created racial and ethnic disparities in homelessness.”

According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, approximately 580,466 people experienced homelessness in 2020.

“My plan offers a roadmap for not only getting people into housing but also ensuring that they have access to the support, services, and income that allow them to thrive,” said President Joe Biden on Monday. “It is a plan that is grounded in the best evidence and aims to improve equity and strengthen collaboration at all levels.”

FBI conducted ‘psychological operation’ on Twitter over Hunter Biden: Devine

New York Post columnist Miranda Devine joined ‘America’s Newsroom’ to discuss the fallout over the Twitter Files and why Americans should be ‘very concerned’ over what it reveals.

Nunes: DOJ spied on my staff as we probed shocking Russia Hoax abuses

Truth Social CEO Devin Nunes discusses shocking new reporting revealing that the Department of Justice spied on House Intelligence Committee investigators at the height of his Russia collusion hoax investigation on ‘Tucker Carlson Tonight,’ December 19, 2022.

World News:

Afghanistan: Taliban closes universities to women

Image caption,
Female students in the capital - Kabul University and others reopened in the spring following the Taliban takeover
Image caption,Female students in the capital – Kabul University and others reopened in the spring following the Taliban takeover

The minister says the move is until further notice. It is expected to take effect immediately.

It further restricts women’s access to formal education, as they were already excluded from most secondary schools.

Afghanistan’s economy has been largely dependent on foreign aid in recent decades, but aid agencies have partly – and in some cases fully – withdrawn support to the education sector after the Taliban refused to allow girls into secondary schools.

Many of the teaching staff who remain go unpaid for months.

The latest measures are likely to cause further concerns in the international community.

Syria accuse IAF of deadly Damascus strike;Israel notes critical timing vs Iran TV7Israel News 20.12

1) Defense Minister Benny Gantz highlights three key strategic challenges demanding Israel’s immediate attention.

2) Unidentified aircraft reportedly strike multiple targets in the area of Syria’s Damascus.

3) The United States accuses the UN of yielding to Russian threats over Iran’s involvement in the war against Ukraine.

Sister of North Korea’s Kim issues fresh ICBM threat; US flies bombers, stealth jets

A U.S. B-52 bomber, C-17 and South Korean Air Force F-35 fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint air drill in South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022.  (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP)
A U.S. B-52 bomber, C-17 and South Korean Air Force F-35 fighter jets fly over the Korean Peninsula during a joint air drill in South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022.  (South Korean Defense Ministry via AP)

The U.S. military made a demonstration of force with a string of nuclear-capable bomber planes and stealth aircraft after alleged saber-rattling from the hermit country’s regime. 

The U.S. deployed B-52 bombers and F-22 stealth jets to conduct drills with South Korean forces Tuesday after North Korean officials said they successfully test-launched an intelligence-gathering satellite that rivals fear was a disguised test of missile capabilities.

“Can you launch a satellite into orbit with a balloon, and not a carrier rocket?” Kim Yo Jong, younger sister of dictator Kim Jong Un, asked in a comment to state media. “If we were to develop an ICBM, we test-fire it undisguised.”


Stephen Marmer: Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud

Civilization and Its Discontents by Sigmund Freud—the father of psychoanalysis—explores the perpetual struggle between self and society.

Clinical psychiatrist and professor of psychiatry at UCLA Dr. Stephen Marmer joins Michael Knowles for a deep dive into Freud’s anti-utopian work that calls for individuals to take responsibility for themselves.

Is There Anyone The FBI Wasn’t Spying On? (Ep. 1918) – The Dan Bongino Show

Spying on congress too?

In this episode, I address the shocking new allegations that the DOJ and FBI may have been spying on the members of Congress overseeing their corruption.


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  1. Where I reside in Canada, I’ve noticed the admirably strong work ethic practiced by migrants [and new immigrants], particularly in the produce harvesting sector. It’s hump-busting hard work that almost all second or third (and so forth) generation Westerners won’t tolerate for themselves, myself included. I can truly imagine such laborers being fifty to a hundred percent more productive than their born-and-reared-here counterparts.

    Having said that, I still expect that once they’ve resided here for many decades, the passed-down strong work ethic and higher-than-average productivity, unfortunately, will have gradually diminished as the motivated laborers’ descendant generations’ young people become accustomed to the Western way of life.

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