The city of Dickinson, Texas, requires Hurricane Harvey victims to sign an agreement to not boycott Israel as a condition of receiving aid. City and county government agencies also are requiring employees and contractors to reject boycotts of Israel. All 50 state governors, both Democrat and Republican, have condemned the BDS (boycott, divestiture and sanctions) movement, and 21 state governments have passed laws making it illegal to boycott Israel. The promise not to boycott Israel is vague and, in some cases may include a prohibition against writing negative comments about Israel on social media. -GEG
The question of whether Jones’ comments were protected as free speech and freedom of the press were never argued or resolved. The legacy of these cases is expected to have a chilling effect on independent media dealing with freedom-of-speech issues.
The IRS posted duties for prospective new agents, including using “deadly force if necessary” during tax audits. The job listing also called for being willing to “participate in arrests, execution of search warrants and other dangerous assignments.”
Hard coral cover has increased by 33% in the central part of the reef and by 36% in the northern part of the reef, which are at their highest levels in 36 years. The southern area of the reef decreased in cover since 2021 due to starfish that feed on coral.
Those in power are shutting down the oil industry, which will cost millions of lives, maybe more. The EU and Britain have reverted back to burning wood as fuel and nearly 40% of Europe’s renewable energy is wood, and the majority comes from the United States.
The spending bill allocates $80 billion to the IRS with plans to increase its staff with 87,000 new agents. A critic pointed out that the proposal will not reduce inflation, but will instead cause massive job loss and increase household electricity expenses by 23%.
The Biden administration has endorsed sex change operations and treatments for kids who suffer from gender dysphoria, including treatment with puberty blockers. Gender-related distress will alleviate for around 80% of pre-teen children once they become teenagers.
The clinic has been accused of rushing vulnerable children under 18 into life-altering treatment on puberty blockers. The clinic had been overwhelmed by a sudden increase in referrals, particularly among young girls and children on the autism spectrum.
Representative Lauren Boebert tweeted this message: “The Internal Revenue Service bought nearly $700K in ammunition earlier this year which begs the questions, why do their agents need guns to do their job and who are the IRS arming their agents against?”
Spain’s socialist government is actually imposing a decree that bans air conditioning below 27°C (80.6°F) in all public and commercial places including airports, public transport, restaurants, cinemas and more.
The UK is now warning citizens that their energy bills are about to surge over 60% in October. About 75,000 citizens have pledged to refuse to pay their bills for a mass non-payment action under a campaign by ‘Don’t Pay UK’ that is trying to get 1 million people to join the consumer strike.
Overall, foreign buyers bought $59 billion worth of US homes,. Canadians bought $5.5 billion in US houses, Indians bought $3.6 billion, Mexicans $2.9 billion, and Brazilians $1.6 billion,. Liz Wheeler points out that America’s policy of selling land to foreign nationals is outdated and leaves our country vulnerable.
Scientists at the Weizmann Institute in Israel found that instead of using a fertilized egg to create an embryo, stem cells from mice can be made to self-assemble into early embryo-like structures with an intestinal tract, the beginnings of a brain, and a beating heart.
Dr. Ute reported that there has been an increase in cancer samples from people in their 30’s-50’s, tumor sizes have increased, multiple tumors are being discovered and cancers that were in remission are now recurring shortly after vaccination.
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Israel is suing two New Zealanders for exercising freedom of speech inside their own country by posting an open letter requesting Lorde to boycott performances in Israel. Israel passed a law in 2011 that criminalizes the advocacy of boycotting its businesses. The government now is moving beyond its borders and seeking to punish boycotters in other countries as well. [That the Israeli government would seek to protect its own commerce is understandable, but that other governments would not protect the freedom-of-speech of their own citizens is bizarre.]
Israel is crossing over the border to carry out airstrikes on weapons shipments to Hezbollah, which is allied with Syria and fighting ISIS. Syria responded by threatening to use scud missiles against Israeli planes if they continue. Israel responded by saying it would take out Syria’s air defenses without blinking an eye