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COVID vaccine-injured sue Biden Administration over censorship

Brianne Dressen
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Brianne Dressen, co-chair of React19, in New York on Jan. 6, 2023.
A woman who suffered severe nerve damage after receiving a COVID-19 vaccination and four others with confirmed or suspected COVID-19 vaccine injuries launched a lawsuit against President Joe Biden and his administration on May 22.

Top government officials violated the plaintiffs' rights to free speech and peaceful assembly when they pressured Big Tech companies to crack down on people sharing their experience after receiving the COVID-19 vaccines, Brianne Dressen, the woman, and the other plaintiffs say.

"Through threats, pressure, inducement, and coercion, Defendants now work in concert with social media companies to censor content the government deems 'disinformation,' 'misinformation,' and 'malinformation' — a feat that the government could never lawfully accomplish alone," the 124-page suit, filed in U.S. court in southern Texas, states.

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Black Magic

Target customers shocked after company features pride items by Satanist partner: Devil is 'hope' and 'love'

target pride logo
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Many Target locations across the country feature massive June Pride month displays on an annual basis.
'Satan loves you and respects who you are,' Target pride partner's social media post reads.

Target has found itself in hot water again over its gay pride collection, this time because of its partnership with a controversial designer.

The major retailer partnered with U.K.-based brand Abprallen to sell merchandise with pro-LGBTQ messages to celebrate Pride month. A search on Target's website finds some of the items.

Comment: Things seem to be escalating as Target has cited threats to employees. More from NBC:
Mega retailer Target is pulling some of its merchandise that celebrates Pride month after threats to employees, the company said Tuesday.

"Since introducing this year's collection, we've experienced threats impacting our team members' sense of safety and wellbeing while at work," a Target spokesperson said in a statement.

"Given these volatile circumstances, we are making adjustments to our plans, including removing items that have been at the center of the most significant confrontational behavior," the spokesperson said.

The retailer's decision comes amid a wider national debate over civil rights for transgender people.

Target did not say which items were being removed or immediately provide more details about the threats.

The collection includes "tuck-friendly" swimsuits that allow trans people who have not had gender-affirming operations to conceal their private parts, The Associated Press has previously reported.

Those swimsuits, which are available only in adult sizes, were used in false and misleading claims by critics online.

The Target spokesperson did not answer whether those bathing suits were among the products in question.

The retailer said that it has offered products to go along with Pride month for more than a decade. Pride Month is June, and celebrates lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people and issues.
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Car Black

Ford reverses plan to drop AM radio stations from new vehicles after backlash

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Ford Motor Company will install AM radios in all of its 2024 models after previously saying they would not be included, CEO Jim Farley announced on Tuesday following backlash the company received.

"After speaking with policy leaders about the importance of AM broadcast radio as a part of the emergency alert system, we've decided to include it on all 2024 @Ford & @LincolnMotorCo vehicles," Farley tweeted. AM radio station owners, listeners, first responders and politicians across party lines all previously pushed back against car companies, including Ford, when they announced they would be eliminating AM radios from new models, according to The Washington Post.

A bipartisan group of senators introduced the AM for Every Vehicle Act on Wednesday, which would mandate that car manufacturers continue including AM radios in new models without raising prices.


Who are the die-hard pro-maskers refusing to admit defeat?

Woman with a mask
As time moves on, and the Covid event is seen in the rearview mirror, the arguments still trying to justify the draconian pandemic restrictions sound increasingly implausible. A prominent example is the argument for community masking. Despite the recently published Cochrane Review reaching the same conclusion as previous evidence evaluations - that face coverings do not achieve any appreciable reduction in viral transmission - seams of pro-mask rhetoric persist in the mainstream media. What is the engine room for these spreaders of misinformation? Is it those who seem committed to world government who are responsible?

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China, Russia to accelerate grain corridor project to reduce reliance on Western imports

Grain railway terminal
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Grain railway terminal GTZ.
Russia is speeding up the construction of a corridor in its Far East region in a bid to export more grain to Inner Mongolia in Northeast China.

On Wednesday, the same day the Ukraine military said it had driven Russian infantry back from some positions around Bakhmut, the Kremlin said that it will boost its grain exports to China via the New Land Grain Corridor.

Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the cabinet and the central bank to work out an intergovernmental agreement to boost grain exports to China by October 1, Russia's national day, Russian news agency TASS reported.

Chinese state media said that, after tariffs, quotas and logistic problems are solved, China will import more wheat and barley from Russia and reduce its reliance on grain imported from western countries including Australia, the US, Canada and France.


BLM recorded $9M deficit in 2022 — but still paid millions to execs: tax docs

Patrisse Cullors 2
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The Black Lives Matter has tremendous influence with Big Tech.
Black Lives Matter ended last year with a nearly $9 million deficit — while still paying out millions to organizers as well as relatives of controversial co-founder Patrisse Cullors.

Tax documents posted online show that BLM's Global Network Foundation ended the financial year in the red to the tune of $8,559,748.

The filings show that the nonprofit recorded revenue of $8.5 million — roughly half of the more than $17 million it spent.

That deficit is made even more extreme given that the previous year, it actually increased its piggybank, earning nearly $42 million after expenses.

The financial hit also left the group with $30 million in assets, down nearly $11.75 million from where it started the financial year.

That means it has spent two-thirds of the $90 million it raised, which Cullors — who quit over earlier financial scandals highlighted by The Post — previously dismissed as "white guilt money."

Despite the crunch, millions of dollars were paid to companies with close ties to the group — including one owned by Shalomyah Bowers, who replaced Cullors when she quit.

An independent auditors' review of the previous two years, also posted online, showed that Bowers' company was paid a staggering $1.69 million "for management and consulting services."

Snakes in Suits

Woke LA DA George Gascón has 10,000-case backlog, 'toxic' attitude driving staff away: sources

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón
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With prosecutors from around the country behind him, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón held a press conference on reforms to the criminal justice system during his first year in office in Los Angeles on December 8, 2020.
Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón is an "authoritarian" and "toxic" manager whose ultra-woke approach has led scores of prosecutors to quit and 10,000 cases to pile up, sources tell The Post.

Justice is not being served in the most populous county in the nation because Gascón has driven talent away, demoted top lawyers and fights anyone who doesn't share his views, according to multiple sources who have worked for him.

One former LA prosecutor said Gascón's policies have eroded trust with the public the office serves, through generous plea deals allowing criminals to get out of jail or prison without serving hard time or declining to prosecute crimes at all.

"In my career as a prosecutor, I've never had victims' families actually hate us until I came into this office," a former deputy DA told The Post.

"We are hated by all the victims because of lack of prosecution and low sentences because of his policies.

"Gascón is so focused on justice for black and brown defendants, but the victims and their families are also black and brown. Where is the justice for them? We are making them victims of the criminal justice system yet again."

Comment: When ideology trumps effectiveness, the midwits rise to the top.


Biden to end familial DNA testing at border, key deterrent to fraud and child trafficking

Border testing
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Border DNA testing
The Biden administration is set to end familial DNA testing at the US-Mexico border, which has been key to preventing the fraudulent entry of many illegal immigrants and mitigating child trafficking, according to a memo obtained by Just The News.

The DNA testing was originally implemented in the Trump-era and utilized by Customs Border Protection - following a court order related to the separation of migrant children from their families and evidence drug cartels were using children to create fake family units to sneak illegal immigrants across the border.

But over the weekend, a CBP memo sent to frontline border agents announced the testing will cease when its vendor contract expires this month.

"The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) familial DNA contract with BODE Technologies will end on May 31, 2023 and all familial DNA testing will conclude on that date," the memo reads.

File: LEAKED MEMO_Redacted.pdf


City Council votes to accept donation of controversial LAPD robot dog

Los Angeles, March 7 City Council, no robot dog
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An audience member at a March 7 City Council meeting voices opposition to the proposed donation of a dog-like robot to the LAPD.
Amid lingering concerns about surveillance and safety, the Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to accept the donation of a nearly $280,000 dog-like robot for the Police Department's use.

The 8-4 vote followed more than a dozen public comments urging council members to vote against the controversial device, which would be paid for with a donation from the Los Angeles Police Foundation.

Council members also approved a plan to have the Los Angeles Police Department provide quarterly reports on deployment of the device, including where and why it was deployed, the outcome and any issues.

"This item is being painted as merely an acceptance of a donation, but it really represents an expansion of the current boundaries around policing and surveillance," Councilmember Hugo Soto-Martínez said before voting no. "This is not the vision of the community that I believe Los Angeles should be."

Although the vote was a majority in favor, none of the council members Tuesday explained why they endorsed the move. Councilmember Traci Park, who voted for the device, previously dismissed the suggestion that the robot would put the department "on a path towards a dystopian, Orwellian future of state surveillance."

Mr. Potato

"Terrified Of A Bud Light Situation": Target Pulls Pride Month Products In Certain Stores Amid Boycott Calls

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One week after Target CEO Brian Cornell revealed that "woke" capitalism is "great" for their brand and "the right thing for society," the mega-retailer has been scrambling to avoid a disastrous "Bud Light moment" by forcing some stores to remove LGBTQ Pride merchandise as consumer boycott calls mount.

A Target insider told Fox News that South and rural America stores are removing controversial LGBT-themed products ahead of June Pride month to avoid further backlash. Some products ranged from "tuck-friendly" swimsuits for transgender people to gender-fluid coffee mugs. The insider said the reasoning behind such an abrupt move is "to avoid the kind of backlash Bud Light has received in recent weeks."

Facing a potential sales-slamming debacle akin to the 24% hit Bud Light has taken, the person said an "emergency" conference call was held with store managers and senior district directors last Friday to dismantle Pride sections on retail floors.
"We were given 36 hours, told to take all of our Pride stuff, the entire section, and move it into a section that's a third the size. From the front of the store to the back of the store, you can't have anything on mannequins and no large signage," the insider said.

Comment: Go woke, go broke!

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