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Florida threatens to suspend licenses of businesses failing to provide proof of E-Verify compliance

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Florida Governor Ron DeSantis
Florida is threatening to suspend licenses for businesses failing to provide proof of E-Verify compliance, which ensures they are not employing illegal immigrants. It comes as part of its greater effort to protect Florida residents and their jobs as the nation faces a mass immigration crisis on the southern border.

The Department of Economic Opportunity sent letters to several businesses, flagging the various companies for "repeat non-responsiveness" to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE). The letter reads:
"If you persist and fail to respond to the Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO), there will be significant consequences. This notice serves as the "final opportunity to respond before consequences are initiated."
It adds that the DEO will "not grant any extensions" or excuses for non-responses. The companies had one month from the date of the letter to provide an affidavit stating the company will comply with the law and terminate the employment of illegal aliens.

Comment: If proven beneficial for Florida, the DeSantis ruling may influence how other conservative states, collectively, handle Biden's illegal immigrant tide. Where to go and who would shoulder the responsibility? Blue state taxpayers.


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'Claps don't pay the bills': UK nurses on strike again over low pay and staff shortages as gov't works on bill to outlaw strike action

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From hero to zero, and claps don't pay the bills: some of the chants by nurses here and across the country on strike again in a dispute with the government over pay and patient safety. Emma has been a nurse for more than three decades: For a long time we felt... nothing else is working.

The reason behind that is more than 10 years of underfunding and neglect by the government.


Comment: True, but even prior to that consecutive governments, including Labour, were dismantling the NHS through Public-Private Initiatives.


Comment: This comes amidst the UK government's attempts to outlaw reasonable protest, not just strike action; which reveals that the establishment doesn't intend to alleviate people's suffering, instead their focus is to threaten those who might dare to speak out.

The same situation can be seen playing out across much of the planet, but it seems especially in the 'developed' West:


Fire

'Absolutely insane': Connecticut law would axe fitness requirements for female firefighters

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Firefighters say Dem-sponsored bill will put the public at risk.

Connecticut Democrats are working to lower the physical fitness requirements for female firefighters, saying that less onerous standards will make fire departments "more diverse."

A law introduced earlier this month in the Connecticut State Assembly would let women skip the Candidate Physical Ability Test, a timed gauntlet used by fire departments across the country. The test, which only 10 to 15 percent of women pass, requires candidates to complete intense physical tasks while wearing a 50 pound vest. It's designed to simulate the experience of navigating a fire in heavy gear — and to weed out those unable to do so.

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Canadian military hires LGBT advisors to 'innovate' religious services after panel called for purging Catholics

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The move comes after a government panel recommend last year the Canadian Armed Forces reconsider hiring chaplains whose religious beliefs don't align with the LGBT agenda.

After a government panel recommended the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) expel its Catholic chaplains, the military has now gone all-in on the LGBT agenda by appointing gay advisers to help "innovate" its religious services.

According to Blacklock's Reporter, a December 6, 2022, briefing note titled "Military Chaplains," announced that the CAF has established "senior adviser positions including an Indigenous and LGBTQ adviser to the Chaplain General."

The purpose of these new chaplains is to "raise awareness, education and innovate," with the goal of "promot[ing] diversity and inclusion within the Chaplain Service."

Eye 1

Hundreds of British police officers suspected of sex offenses - Scotland Yard

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London's Metropolitan Police are looking into allegations of sexual and domestic abuse involving approximately 800 officers, Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley has revealed. The statement came shortly after a member of the force, David Carrick pleaded guilty to 49 such offenses, including dozens of rapes.

Rowley revealed that 1,633 cases of alleged sexual and domestic abuse over the past ten years are currently being looked into. On top of that, all 45,000 Met personnel will be rechecked to see if any past offenses were missed, he said.

Carrick, whose case has brought a spotlight on the problem, admitted to six more counts of sexual abuse on Monday, bringing the total to 49. The officer is believed to have committed the crimes against 12 women across two decades.

Comment: More on Carrick from the Daily Mail:
Speaking to the Sun the woman, who only gives her first name as Rachel, said Carrick seemed to know about an assault she had reported to the police, suggesting he had used the force's database to look up her personal information.

She added that he had claimed to take items, including jewellery, from the Met's evidence lockers to use them at home.

She told the paper: 'I once asked him if he was not worried about getting caught because of his job. His exact words to me were "it's because of my job that I'm not worried".

'He said he was so far at the top that he was untouchable.'

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It comes as one female former chief constable warned that vetting in the police is 'non-existent'.

Sue Fish, the former head of Nottinghamshire Police, said the system is 'utterly unfit for purpose' and that it 'fails to recognise predatory men within policing ranks or aspiring to-be members of the police service'.

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When Carrick was first arrested for rape in July 2021, he was placed on restricted duties rather than being suspended. And bosses failed to carry out basic checks into his background that would have revealed a pattern of abusive behaviour.

Carrick was vetted just twice during his two decades in the force, in 2001 and 2017, despite rules stating officers in his position should be reviewed every ten years.

He was known among colleagues as 'Bastard Dave' and had a reputation for being 'mean and cruel'. But over two decades, no colleagues expressed concerns.
See also: Elite Metropolitan police officer revealed as serial rapist is latest scandal to expose rot in establishment institutions


Eye 1

Rishi Sunak facing 'big backlash' over trans conversion therapy ban

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A government decision not to ban trans conversion therapies led to a protest outside Downing Street in April 2022
Rishi Sunak faces a "big backlash" if he presses ahead with a ban on trans conversion therapy which campaigners and Tory MPs say could criminalise parents, teachers and doctors.

The Government has already committed to ban therapists from pressurising gay people to be straight - a move which is entirely uncontroversial.

But over the weekend, Whitehall sources indicated that the Prime Minister wants to extend the law in order to ban the use of conversion therapy around gender transitions - where an attempt is made to persuade children who want to change their gender that they should stay as they are.

Boris Johnson rejected extending the law to cover gender identity in this way, and - on Monday night - critics said that if Mr Sunak presses ahead, it could be used to criminalise those who question children who want to change gender.

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Airplane

Two Americans, two permanent US residents among 72 dead in Nepal plane crash

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All 72 passengers were killed after an airplane crashed in Nepal Sunday.
Two US citizens and two lawful permanent US residents were among those killed in the tragic Yeti Airline plane crash in Nepal Sunday, the State Department confirmed Wednesday.

Spokesperson Ned Price confirmed that the four citizens and American residents were on board, but did not reveal their identities.
"Our thoughts are with the families of those on board. The United States stands ready to support Nepal in any way we can at this difficult hour,"
Price said at the start of a Wednesday press briefing.

In initial reports, there was no mention that Americans had been on board Nepal's deadliest plane accident in 30 years.


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Heart - Black

We investigated a suburban LGBTQ pedophile ring - here's what we found.

LGBTQ Pedophile Ring


This is Part 1 of a four-part investigative series.


Content Warning: This article contains graphic descriptions of child sexual abuse. Reader discretion is advised.

A months-long Townhall investigation reveals disturbing new details about the affluent LGBTQ-activist couple accused of sodomizing their young adopted sons — now ages 9 and 11 — and distributing "homemade" child pornography of the sexual abuse. Half a year after the shocking story made national news, Townhall is the only outlet following up on the criminal case in Georgia that has since seen zero headlines written about it. We've found that it's far, far worse than what was first reported.

Not only did the married men allegedly rape the two boys who were adopted through a Christian special-needs adoption agency, they were pimping out their children to nearby pedophiles in Atlanta-area suburbs, Townhall's follow-up investigation discovered.

Recorded jailhouse calls, a trove of never-before-seen court documents, and testimony from a family member who spoke exclusively with Townhall uncover the extent of the physical and emotional trauma the two elementary school-aged brothers endured as well as the red flags that the state overlooked during the same-sex couple's "faster than expected" adoption process.

Comment: The rest of the series conintues below:


Newspaper

Iranian man sentenced to just 8 years for beheading wife in 'honor killing'

Sajjad Heidarnava

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After the gruesome killing, video footage was posted online of Sajjad Heidarnava walking the streets of Ahvaz while smiling and carrying his wife's severed head.

An Iranian man has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison for decapitating his wife and displaying her head in public in a so-called "honor killing."

Mona Heidari, 17, was killed last year in February by her husband, Sajjad Heidarnava, and his brother Heydar in Ahvaz, the capital of the southwestern Khuzestan province.

Comment: Meanwhile Iran is executing Western-spies: Iran executes former deputy defense minister who was 'spy working for British intel'

See also: Iran reels after grandparents confess to murder and dismemberment of 'morally corrupt' filmmaker son, daughter & son-in-law


Heart - Black

Corporate greed: Moderna wants to quadruple the price of its Covid-19 vaccine as hundreds die per day

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With the US federal government's stock of vaccines for residents running out, Moderna now plans to raise the cost of its vaccine from $26 to up to $130 in a decision that understandably has Americans pissed.

One of those leading charge against this obvious price-gouging has been Independent US Senator Bernie Sanders who notes - in addition to the fact that US taxpayers bankrolled the entire research and development of the vaccine to the tune of $1.7 billion and guaranteed billions of dollars in sales figures across the world - is the fact that it only costs $2.85 to produce a single dose.

It shows the unbridled greed of Big Pharma and the US capitalist class in general, who are willing to price out poor and working-class Americans from a potentially life-saving drug. That is especially pronounced when the country is stuck in a virtual case plateau, where tens of thousands are hospitalized every week and hundreds are dying every day, which is obviously contributing to declining US life expectancy.