Weekly News Bites | Sen. Warren isn't a fan of free speech the goverment cannot control
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The Senate passes a bill codifying same-sex marriage into law. The bill includes religious liberty protections brought forth by Senate GOP. The bill is likely to pass the House. The Left says gay marriage should be codified into law, fearing SCOTUS could overturn Obergefeld. The Right warns that the bill would pose a threat to religious liberty.
Arizona judge orders Cochise County board to certify election results after refusal over voting machine malfunctions. Cochise County officials may go to court Thursday without an attorney to represent them against charges that they broke the law by failing to certify the results of the Nov. 8 election. The three supervisors are due in a Bisbee courtroom at 1 p.m. as a judge considers requests from Secretary of State Katie Hobbs, as well as a retiree group.
Trump-backed House Member Marjorie Taylor Greene condemns white nationalist Nick Fuentes and Trump’s lunch with him and Kanye West. Greene says she spoke with Trump’s team members, who allege Trump had no idea that Fuentes was coming with West. The team also says they will revamp their vetting process for those allowed to meet with Trump.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is underreporting the number of illegal aliens released into the country without any tracking technology by more than 18,000%, according to an internal document exclusively obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.
Canadian fashion retailer advertises for 'Medical Assistance In Dying' and attempts to glamorize suicide. Canadian fashion retailer Simons received backlash on Twitter after releasing an advertisement highlighting a young woman who chose physician-assisted suicide. More than 30,000 Canadians have ended their lives through assisted since 2016 when the country’s Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) law was first introduced.
Elon musk ends twitter’s COVID misinformation policy. Twitter has dropped its COVID-19 misinformation rules. Under the policy, tweets containing misleading information about the disease could be given a label including corrective information about the claim. The rules have been used to suspend more than 11,000 users, more than 11.72 million accounts were challenged, and 97,674 pieces of content worldwide were removed as of Sept. 2022.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is not a fan of free speech that the government cannot control. When questioned about Musk’s leadership of the social media platform by Fox News reporter Hillary Vaughn, she replied: “I think that one human being should not decide how millions of people communicate with each other. Which was the problem with Twitter before Musk purchased it. Former Twitter chief legal officer Vijaya Gadde — had been doing just that for years.
Neuralink seeks to transform human beings into another data port in the internet of things. The device, which offers miracle cures for paralysis, also ushers in a new era of human-to-machine interface that has so far primarily been the dark fantasy of dystopian fiction.
Kevin Spacey, found not liable in Anthony Rapp civil sexual misconduct trial, was cast in an indie film ahead of an additional trial for sexual assault in the UK. The film, Control, cast Spacey as the protagonist in a voice-only role. Spacey’s trial will commence in 2023 over 5 sexual assault charges.
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Florida pulls $2 bln from BlackRock in largest anti-ESG divestment Florida's chief financial officer said on Thursday his department would pull $2 billion worth of its assets managed by BlackRock Inc., the biggest such divestment by a state opposed to the asset manager's environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) policies.
An inflation gauge tracked by the Fed slows to a still-high 6%. A measure of inflation that is closely monitored by the Federal Reserve eased but remained at an elevated level in October, likely reinforcing the Fed’s intent to keep raising interest rates to cool the economy and slow the acceleration of prices.
Senate approves bill enforcing railroad labor agreement ahead of a strike deadline, sends to Biden. The bill to bind workers and railroads to a tentative agreement reached earlier this year passed in an 80-15 vote in the Senate on Thursday. The bill will next go to President Joe Biden, who is expected to sign the legislation. Four of the 12 unions involved in strike negotiations have not accepted the tentative agreement amid a dispute over sick leave pay.
Thousands in China gather in Beijing and Shanghai to protest President Xi, the CCP, and Covid lockdowns. In a rare show of defiance, crowds in China gathered for the third night as protests against Covid restrictions spread to Beijing, Shanghai, and other cities. People held blank sheets of paper, symbolizing censorship, and demanded the Chinese president step down.
China floods social media channels with pornography to drown out COVID protests. China flooded social media channels with bots advertising pornography, escort services, and gambling.
Apple restricts AirDrop at the request of the CCP to control the sharing of information during anti-government protests, leaving dissenters without a key communication tool. Anti-government protests have erupted in China in response to the government’s zero covid policy. The protests that erupted across China this weekend were in response to COVID-19 measures after ten people died in an apartment fire in Urumqi city, Xinjiang, after the building had been welded shut.
Musk admits twitter ‘Has interfered in elections.’ In mid-October, the New York Post published its first in a series of exposés on the Biden family deals wherein Joe Biden was caught lying when he claimed repeatedly to never have spoken about his son’s business with Hunter “or with anyone else.” The story was promptly suppressed on Twitter, which cited selectively enforced standards to justify its censorship as it locked the New York Post’s account for weeks.
Trump had dinner with Kanye West and Nick Fuentes, both of whom have been criticized for antisemitic remarks. On Monday West was invited on to TimCast IRL along with Nick Fuentes and Milo Yiannopoulos. When Pool pushed back on West’s anti-Semitic comments West stormed off the show. Yesterday West appeared with Fuentes on Alex Jones's InfoWars and went on to express support and admiration for Hitler, denied the holocaust, and said “We gotta stop dissing the Nazis all the time.”
California State Senator Scott Wiener was caught in a hate crime hoax. Wiener claimed he received a hateful anti-LGBTQ message following a tweet from Charlie Kirk. People noticed the cursor at the end of the message signifying that the note is a screenshot that Wiener has typed himself. When it was pointed out to Wiener he accused those calling him out as conspiracy theorists and said that it was a transcribed voicemail.
Wiener has not released the audio of the alleged voicemail and never mention it was a voicemail in his initial tweet.