World News briefs
ICE charter flights carrying minors landed at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport four times this month
Mon, 12/27/2021 – 16:04 — legitgov
ICE charter flights carrying minors landed at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport four times this month –Three charter companies — KaiserAir, iAero and World Atlantic Airlines — handled the flights, which were designated as “ICE flights,” Gallagher said. | 26 Dec 2021 | Charter flights carrying minors in the care of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency landed at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport four times this month, including twice on Christmas Day, an airport official confirmed Sunday. The confirmation came after a week of rumor and speculation on social media, and after U.S. Rep. Dan Meuser, R-9, Dallas, and former U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta asked officials to release information about the flights, including whether the passengers were in the country illegally. The flights originated in Texas and some of them stopped in Cincinnati en route to Pittston Twp., said Jim Gallagher, president of Aviation Technologies Inc., the airport’s fixed-base operator. The first charter flight landed Dec. 11 after it was diverted from a New York airport, Gallagher said. The second flight landed Dec. 17 and two flights landed Saturday, Gallagher said. Gallagher said he personally observed young people, most or all of them minors who did not appear to speak English, disembark from the charter planes and get on buses that were parked near hangars at the airport. [Is this essentially a child trafficking scheme, organized and executed at the highest levels of the US government?]
Sat, 12/25/2021 – 18:38 — legitgov
Canada secretly tracked 33 million phones during COVID-19 lockdown – report | 25 Dec 2021 | Canada’s federal government admitted to secretly surveilling its population’s movements during the COVID-19 lockdown by tracking 33 million phones. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) clandestinely tracked the devices to assess “the public’s responsiveness during lockdown measures,” the agency acknowledged last week, according to Blacklock’s Reporter, which first reported the disclosure. Canada’s entire population totals 38 million, according to Statistics Canada. “Evidence is coming in from many sources, from countries around the world, that what was seen as a huge surveillance surge — post 9/11 — is now completely upstaged by pandemic surveillance,” David Lyon, author of Pandemic Surveillance and the former director of the Surveillance Studies Centre at Queen’s University in Ontario, told the National Post.
Thu, 12/23/2021 – 23:27 — legitgov
FAA fears 5G could affect ‘wide range’ of aircraft systems | 24 Dec 2021 | The FAA issued the broadened safety bulletin on Thursday, outlining new concerns on how 5G networks could impact aviation while stating that it is working with telecom providers to ensure the two can “safely coexist.” The agency had previously warned that 5G could disrupt aircrafts’ radio altimeters – which allow planes to land in low-visibility conditions, among other things. But its latest notice states that anomalous data readings from altimeters could in turn affect a “wide range” of other safety systems, naming at least 17 – from terrain awareness and ground proximity, to take-off and flight control, as well as various warning systems.
49-Year-Old New York Times Editor Dies of Heart Attack One Day After Boasting About Getting Covid Booster Shot
Mon, 12/27/2021 – 16:29 — legitgov
49-Year-Old New York Times Editor Dies of Heart Attack One Day After Boasting About Getting Covid Booster Shot | 27 Dec 2021 | 49-year-old Carlos Tejada, a New York Times Deputy Asia Editor, died of a heart attack last week mere hours after getting a Covid booster shot. Mr. Tejada received a Johnson & Johnson Covid vaccine in July, per his Instagram account. Tejada received a Moderna booster shot on December 16 and died of a heart attack less than one day later. “Double-vaxxed. Janssen-fueled, Moderna-boosted. Hey Omicron: Hit me with your wet snot,” Tejada boasted on Instagram on December 16.
Sat, 12/25/2021 – 22:08 — legitgov
US Navy Warship Pauses Deployment After COVID-19 Outbreak Among ‘100 Percent Immunized’ Crew | 25 Dec 2021 | A U.S. Navy warship has paused its deployment to South America due to a COVID-19 outbreak among its “100 percent immunized” crew, the Navy announced on Christmas Eve. “USS Milwaukee (LCS 5), a Freedom variant littoral combat ship, remains in port as some Sailors test positive for COVID-19,” the U.S. 4th Fleet said in a statement. “The crew is 100 percent immunized and all COVID-19 positive Sailors are isolated on board and away from other crew members. A portion of those infected have exhibited mild symptoms. The vaccine continues to demonstrate effectiveness against serious illness.” The ship currently remains in port at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, located at the southeastern end of Cuba.
Mon, 12/27/2021 – 16:59 — legitgov
‘Door-To-Door’ COVID Vaccine Teams to Target Unvaccinated ‘Stragglers’ in UK | 27 Dec 2021 | Medical personnel with covid vaccination distribution experience may begin forming teams that will advocate for vaccinations in particular areas of the UK with low vaccination rates. On Sunday, a Cabinet Minister told the Daily Mail that this plan was recently being discussed between the Department of Health and Social Care, officials from 10 Downing Street, and the National Health Service of England (NHS). This plan seeks to convince as many people as possible to get the vaccine and will especially target citizens in rural areas.