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“A judge in Louisiana on Dec. 5 nullified an election, ruling that multiple votes were illegally cast and that those called into question the results.
‘It was confirmed by witness testimony that two individuals voted twice, or ‘double voted,’ and that at least four individuals who were then and currently fully interdicted cast ballots in person the day of the election,’ Judge Joe Bleich wrote in the ruling. “It was further confirmed by testimony that several accepted absentee or mail-in ballots did not comply with Louisiana law, and should have been rejected…
The judge ordered a new runoff election in the sheriff’s race between Henry Whitehorn, a Democrat, and John Nickelson, a Republican.”
“China on Tuesday revealed the design of the world’s largest nuclear-powered container ship, media reported.”
“The Republican National Committee (RNC) and its chairwoman sent a letter to the Nevada Secretary of State’s office on Monday, alleging there are irregularities in the state’s voter registration figures…
The letter, which was posted online Monday, stated that based on the RNC’s analysis, ‘Nevada is in violation’ of the National Voter Registration Act…
‘By comparing publicly available voter registration records with the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2021 citizen voting age population data, we have determined that three counties have more registered active voters than adult citizens over the age of 18,’ the letter alleges.”
“The Biden Administration announced Saturday that the United States is committed to phasing out coal power plants nationwide and not building new ones as it moves ahead with its green agenda.”
The FDA is reviewing CAR-T cancer therapies after several patients developed blood cancers after the therapy.
“Derek Chauvin was stabbed in prison 22 times by a former gang leader and one-time FBI informant who told investigators he targeted the ex-Minneapolis police officer because of his notoriety for killing George Floyd, federal prosecutors said Friday.
John Turscak was charged with attempted murder a week after the Nov. 24 attack at the Federal Correctional Institution in Tucson, Arizona… Turscak, who is serving a 30-year sentence for crimes committed while a member of the Mexican Mafia prison gang, told investigators he thought about attacking Chauvin for a month because he is a high-profile inmate but denied wanting to kill him, prosecutors said.”
Analyst Comment: A Mexican former FBI informant who was scheduled to finish his sentence in 2026 stabbed Chauvin for Black Lives Matter. Does that story jive with any of you?
“A group of House lawmakers representing the Pacific Northwest made public a court-approved confidential mediation between the Biden administration and environmental groups pushing to remove four hydroelectric dams in Washington to protect salmon.
The document, which until now hasn’t been made public, was drafted on Nov. 2 as part of an agreement in which activist groups agreed to pause their litigation against the federal government. The groups have argued in favor of breaching the four federally-managed dams amid declining salmon populations in the lower Snake River, which winds through Idaho and Washington before feeding into the Columbia River and then into the Pacific Ocean.”
“A ransomware attack has caused a health care chain, which operates 30 hospitals in six states, to move patients from some of its emergency rooms to other hospitals, while putting certain procedures on pause, the company announced.
According to a statement from Ardent Health Services, the attack happened on November 23. The company said as a result of the attack, it took its network offline and suspended user access to its information technology applications, including the software used to document patient care.
As of Tuesday afternoon, the company says about half of Ardent’s 25 emergency rooms were still operating on “divert,” meaning the hospitals have asked ambulances to take those needing emergency care to other facilities in their areas, Ardent spokesperson Will Roberts told the Associated Press.”
“A Virginia election official charged with corruption changed the results of the 2020 presidential election, resulting in false results being reported, according to newly disclosed court filings.
Former Prime William County registrar Michele White “altered the election results within the state reporting system, VERIS,” according to one of the documents…
Approximately 62 percent of the votes cast in Prince William County for president went for Joe Biden, according to the results the county reported. Former President Donald Trump received 35 percent of the vote, with the rest going for Jo Jorgensen or write-in candidates.”
“A US nuclear lab working on next-generation nuclear power plants, light water reactors, and robotics was hacked by a group of self-proclaimed ‘gay furry hackers.’
On Monday, the hacktivist group SiegedSec posted on social media platform X that it ‘breached the INL (Idaho National Laboratory) divulging thousands of data points such as – full name, date of birth, email address, phone number, social security number, address, employment info and more :3…’
INL media spokesperson Lori McNamara confirmed to local media EastIdahoNews that federal agencies are investigating the breach.”
Crypto exchange Binance will pay $4.3 billion in fines over money laundering charges, which will likely bankrupt the platform.
“On Thursday, trades handled by the world’s largest bank in the globe’s biggest market traversed Manhattan on a USB stick.
Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd.’s US unit had been hit by a cyberattack, rendering it unable to clear swathes of US Treasury trades after entities responsible for settling the transactions swiftly disconnected from the stricken systems. That forced ICBC to send the required settlement details to those parties by a messenger carrying a thumb drive as the state-owned lender raced to limit the damage.”
“The European Parliament (EP) and the bloc’s member-countries have reached a provisional deal on the digital ID framework…
Opponents, like Dutch EP member (MEP) Rob Roos, took to X, though, to announce the news, and brand it as ‘very bad.’ The reason, according to Roos, is that in the process of striking a deal the two EU institutions ‘ignored all the privacy experts and security specialists.’
…the EP is yet to vote on the agreement – and is urging citizens to contact their MEPs, tell them they oppose the looming regulation, and ask them to vote against.”
Pennsylvania officials confirmed voting machines in a county Superior Judge election flipped votes.
Officials claimed the issue was with the printed copy and did not affect the count. They blamed the issue on the election software and human error.
Officials did not explain what the error was or why other counties with the same machines weren’t affected.
“The controversial federal mandate requiring all vehicles from 2026 onwards to embed an auto-disable or “kill switch” technology was met with resistance on Tuesday as it faced potential defunding. Despite efforts by Kentucky Republican Representative Thomas Massie, the House chose to reject the amendment that could have seen the mandate dissolved, in a vote of 229 to 201, thereby keeping the future of personal movement under the watchful presence of corporations and government.
The mandate was originally integrated into the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, prompting Massie to attempt defunding it. The dividing lines were clearly drawn, with 210 Democrats and 19 Republicans voting against the amendment and just two Democrats siding with the 199 Republicans who voted in favor. Eight members abstained from participating in the late-night voting session.”
“Power grids that supply more than half of the US population may run short of electricity during an extended cold snap or severe storm over the coming winter, according to industry regulators.
Regional system operators in a vast swath of the country stretching from Texas to New England are ‘at risk of insufficient electricity supplies during peak winter conditions,’ the North American Electric Reliability Corp. said Wednesday in its winter reliability assessment, which also showed Quebec and Saskatchewan facing the threat of power shortfalls.”
In London nearly 1,000 ULEZ cameras have been vandalized, destroyed or stolen. The cameras are part of a scheme to tax older vehicles for their emissions.
“More than 10 million Australians were cut off from internet and phone services on Wednesday after unexplained outages struck one of the country’s largest communications companies.
The mystery glitch crashed electronic payment systems, disrupted phone lines used by ambulances and police, and briefly halted rush-hour trains in the southern city of Melbourne.
Optus, a subsidiary of Singapore telecommunications company Singtel, said it had restored services on Wednesday evening — but it was unable to pinpoint what had caused the fault.”
“On Saturday the U.S. Department of Agriculture‘s Food and Safety Inspection Service announced that Arkansas-based Tyson Foods is recalling approximately 29,819 pounds of dinosaur-shaped ‘Fun Nuggets…’
…consumers reported finding small metal pieces in the product… The Fun Nuggets were distributed to Alabama, California, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia and Wisconsin for further distribution to the retail level, the release says. The chicken was processed on Sept. 5″
“The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) awarded over $685,000 to HealthPartners Institute to test strategies for getting dentists to recommend the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine to children and young adults ages 11-26, documents obtained by Children’s Health Defense (CHD) via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed.
The NIDCR operates under the government’s taxpayer-funded National Institutes of Health (NIH).
The HealthPartners study is being conducted three years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) added prevention of oropharyngeal cancer, a form of head and neck cancer, to a growing list of indications for the HPV vaccine — despite a lack of clinical evidence to support the claim…
The NIDCR funding covers the first two years of a six-year, $3.5 million proposal for the healthcare nonprofit to experiment with training dental providers to deliver scripted messages to their patients about why they should get the HPV vaccine.
HealthPartners will then run a clinical trial in 21 dental clinics to determine whether the training and messages lead more dental providers to recommend the vaccine, and more patients to take it.
The grant is one of nearly 50 identified by CHD in June — totaling more than $40 million — awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to universities, healthcare systems and public health departments to increase HPV vaccine uptake among adolescents.”
“Democrat Judge in Connecticut has OVERTURNED the results of the Mayoral Primary Election in Bridgeport and ordered a new election be held after bombshell video evidence of election fraud was found
‘The volume of ballots so mishandled is such that it calls the result of the primary election into serious doubt and leaves the court unable to determine the legitimate result of the primary,’ Judge Clark wrote in his ruling, adding that the videos ‘are shocking to the court and should be shocking to all the parties.’”
“Industrial meat giant Tyson Foods is teaming up with Dutch insect ingredient producer Protix to construct an insect ingredient manufacturing facility in the U.S.
In an announcement last week, Tyson said it is acquiring an ownership stake in Protix, and forming a joint venture to construct ‘the first at-scale facility of its kind to upcycle food manufacturing byproducts into high-quality insect proteins and lipids which will primarily be used in the pet food, aquaculture, and livestock industries,’ Tyson Foods stated.”
“The first AI-designed drugs have ended with disappointment.
Over the last year-plus, the first handful of molecules created by artificial intelligence have failed trials or been deprioritized. The AI companies behind these drugs brought them into the clinic full of fanfare about a new age of drug discovery — and have quietly shelved them after learning old lessons about how hard pharmaceutical R&D can be.”
Analyst Comment: While AI will no doubt disrupt some industries and work, the reach and impact of AI has been radically overhyped. These technologies are in the early stages of development and backers are quickly discovering their limitations, which are many.
“The Wexner Foundation, a nonprofit founded by billionaire Leslie Wexner and his wife Abigail, has broken ties with Harvard University over the school’s response to the Hamas terror attacks against Israelis and to an anti-Israel statement issued by student groups…
Abigail and Leslie Wexner, whose fortune Forbes estimates at $6 billion, were among the signatories of the letter. The couple expressed their disappointment with Harvard’s failure to condemn a shocking statement issued by 34 student groups that says Israel is entirely responsible for the violent attack carried out on Oct. 7 by Hamas terrorists…
Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer and his wife Batia quit a Harvard executive board in protest over how university leaders responded to the Hamas terror attacks.”
Analyst Comment: Bear in mind, none of these Billionaire’s pulled their support from Harvard over previous censorship issues, radical diversity and equity policies, and the promotion of woke ideologies in classrooms.
“Banks in Europe will need to adjust the risk assessments they conduct of their clients to reflect new ESG requirements enforced by their watchdog.
In a world first, the European Banking Authority is revising the framework that sets industrywide capital requirements for lenders — known as Pillar 1 — to incorporate environmental and social risks. Some of the obligations will be enforced immediately, while others will be rolled out over time and will in some cases lead to new legislation, according to the EBA…
Such steps follow warnings from institutional investors who are losing patience with banks. They want the gatekeepers of capital to use their clout to impact greenhouse gas emissions by steering cash away from heavy emitters and toward green clients.
Meanwhile, litigation is becoming a growing threat for banks dragging their feet, according to the Network for Greening the Financial System, a group of more than 100 central bankers and regulators formulating recommendations to get through the climate crisis.”
Analyst Comment: In the US, most institutions have abandoned existing ESG schemes after massive losses and low interest in ESG investments. EU is continuing its path to suicide by trying to punish established energy providers and replace them with expensive, inefficient, and unreliable green energy alternatives. Even the WEF backed away from their heavy green energy push and began promoting nuclear power as a clean power source.
“The nonprofit MAA this month released results from food samples tested for veterinary drugs, including antibiotics and hormones. Health Research Institute, a Fairfield, Iowa, nonprofit independent lab, conducted the testing.
The results showed that a Chick-fil-A chicken sandwich contained nicarbazin, an antiparasitic that also functions as a bird contraceptive.
Sixty percent of samples from the U.S.’ top 10 fast food chains also contained the antibiotic monensin, which can cause severe harm in humans and remains unapproved for human use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).”
“In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and increased school shootings, a $3.1 billion educational technology (EdTech) surveillance industry has scored huge profits based on the claim that its digital tools — including video cameras, facial recognition software, artificial intelligence (AI)-driven behavior detection technology, online and social media monitoring software and more — prevent bullying, self-harm and school violence.
However, the industry failed to back up that claim with evidence and instead used fear as a primary marketing tactic, the ACLU report said.”
“Italy, Namibia and Mauritania are among the countries implementing SIM card activation via digital ID – and Italy has now reached the phase where its telecommunications regulator, AGCOM, has greenlit the practice.
A statement from AGCOM said that mobile operators are free to activate SIMs with either the electronic ID card (CIE), the national services charter (ID), known as CNS, or the SPID, the Public Digital ID System.
Namibia and Mauritania, meanwhile, are said to be facing quite a few difficulties in their race to meet deadlines.”
“A probe into a leak from an undersea gas pipeline between Finland and Estonia is proceeding on the premise that it was a deliberate act of destruction, according to people familiar with the matter.
Officials are expected to give more details on the investigation later on Tuesday. European gas prices rose.
The leak on the gas interconnector has revived concerns about the vulnerability of undersea infrastructure following the blasts on the nearby Nord Stream pipelines from Russia to Germany last year.”
“Several major U.S. airlines have discovered that some of their aircraft’s engines were equipped with unapproved parts, which has resulted in a lawsuit against the parts supplier.
The parts, allegedly supplied by London-based AOG Technics, have been found in a small number of jet engines on U.S. aircraft belonging to United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, as well as some European carriers. AOG Technics is a company that acquires engine parts and sells them to maintenance and repair organizations.”