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#10 Biden State Dept. blacklists conservative news outlets, lawsuit claims: 'Censorship regime' – Brianna Herilhy for Fox News
The State Department is facing a lawsuit for funding a "censorship regime" built by technologies that blacklist conservative media outlets. According to the lawsuit, the State Department uses its Global Engagement Center (GEC) to finance the development and promotion of censorship technology and enterprises, including NewsGuard and the Global Disinformation Index.
The hearing focused on the Biden administration’s proposed rule changes to Title IX to outlaw banning transgender students from participating on teams consistent with their gender identity. Former NCAA swimmer Riley Gaines called progressive Rep. Summer Lee, D-Pa., a "misogynist" after the lawmaker condemned the activist's testimony as "transphobic" and asked that it be stricken from the record during a House hearing.
#8 South Carolina Treasurer Curtis Loftis Removes Disney From State’s Investment Portfolios – Treasurer Loftis of South Carolina WebsiteSouth Carolina State Treasurer Curtis Loftis has removed The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS) from its approved investment list. The State Treasurer’s Office portfolio contains $105 million dollars of Disney debt instruments that will mature as scheduled and will not be replaced. In speaking to his staff, Treasurer Loftis expressed concerns that “Disney has abandoned its fiduciary responsibilities to its investors and customers by joining far-left activists in boycotting legal, taxpaying, employment-creating corporations to further Disney’s political agenda.”
#7 Inside the world's largest DOOMSDAY community that is home to 575 $55,000 BUNKERS and can house 10,000 people - as it attempts to lure in 'average, well-educated' residents for 'when all hell breaks loose' - Daily Mail and Citizen Free Press
"Having previously been used to store bombs and munitions from 1942 to 1967, it has since been transformed into a community of 575 livable bunkers, which can house up to 10,000 people. The former army base, which stretches across 18 miles, is located deep in the Black Hills mountain range in South Dakota.
-D2L Extravaganza location for 2024? "Mexico’s Supreme Court on Wednesday overturned a 2022 ban on bullfighting in Mexico City, opening the way for events to resume."
#5 US military base's green energy project with CCP ties disconnected over national security concerns - Thomas Catenacci for Fox News
'Disconnecting systems supported by the Chinese Communist Party is common sense,' GOP Sen Rubio told Fox News Digital. A U.S. energy developer said it shuttered a battery storage facility connected to its solar panel array located on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, citing national security concerns.
#4 Actors vote to approve deal that ended strike, bringing relief to union leaders and Hollywood - Andrew Dalton for AP"Hollywood’s actors have voted to ratify the deal with studios that ended their strike after nearly four months, bringing an official finish to the labor strife that shook the entertainment industry for most of 2023."
-Did anyone miss them?
"New Mexico has filed a lawsuit against Meta and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg, alleging that the company "knowingly" exposed children to sexual exploitation and harmful content. The suit alleges that Meta’s social platforms, Instagram and Facebook — which have more than 1 billion users each — are a "breeding ground for predators" targeting children, including human traffickers."
#3 New Mexico Sues Mark Zuckerberg and Meta, Alleges Apps Are a ‘Breeding Ground for Predators’ - Abubakar Idris for The Messenger
#2 Kevin McCarthy’s Departure Triggers Special Election to Fill His Seat - Bradley Jaye for Breitbart
"California will conduct a nonpartisan blanket primary, in which the top two vote-getters, regardless of party, advance to the general election.
And Now for Something Fun
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (TV special)
59 years ago this week, on December 6, 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer animated TV special debuted on NBC and was sponsored by General Electric under the umbrella title of "The General Electric Fantasy Hour."
Children for decades have loved this wonderful holiday favorite with Rudolph, Clarisse, Hermey, Yukon Cornelius, the Abominable Snow Monster, and of course, all the wonderful characters on the Island of Misfit Toys.