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  • India bans all wheat exports over food security risk

    05/14/2022 7:37:27 AM PDT · by srmanuel · 43 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 05/14/22 | The Guardian
    India this morning has banned all wheat exports for 2022. India is a large producer of wheat but not a large exporter of wheat, according to this article with the war in Ukraine and the global price of wheat exploding, India was looking to export a large amount of wheat to capitalize on the price increase, all that stopped today. I don't want to read too much into this issue, if you look at Sri Lanka, they are in near civil war over food security, we don't have baby formula, it will be interesting to what happens on the summer...
  • McConnell says national abortion ban ‘possible’

    05/07/2022 5:39:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 52 replies
    The hill ^ | 05/07/2022 | Lexi Lonas
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said in an interview with USA Today a national abortion ban is “possible” if Roe v. Wade gets overturned this summer. “If the leaked opinion became the final opinion, legislative bodies — not only at the state level but at the federal level — certainly could legislate in that area,” McConnell told USA Today when asked if a national abortion ban is “worthy of debate.”
  • NJ plastic/paper bag ban goes into effect May 4th

    05/02/2022 9:27:53 AM PDT · by mikelets456 · 89 replies
    MSN ^ | 4/2/2022 | MSN
    As of Wednesday, cashiers at the store will no longer be bagging bottles for them, though they might supply empty boxes when available. All New Jersey retail, grocery, and pharmacy stores, along with restaurants and other food service businesses, are banned from giving out single-use plastic bags, as well as foam containers, though there are some exceptions. What about switching to paper bags? Supermarkets can no longer provide those either. “We have long-term customers that still probably don’t know there is going to a be a bag ban,” Millington said. “So we’re trying to educate everybody as they come in....
  • Elon Musk slams Twitter’s top lawyer who sobbed after he bought social media network and blasts her for ‘incredibly inappropriate’ censorship of Hunter Biden laptop story

    04/26/2022 5:44:10 PM PDT · by algore · 47 replies
    Vijaya Gadde, the 48-year-old chief legal officer and general counsel of Twitter, called a virtual meeting with the policy and legal teams she oversees on Monday Gadde wanted to update her team on the implications of Elon Musk's $44 billion takeover of the company, and ended up breaking down in tears, Politico said Gadde 'expressed concerns about how the company could change,' Politico reported, under Musk's leadership, in which free speech is championed Having joined Twitter in 2011, she has been central in crafting the company's positions on banning hate speech versus allowing free debate Gadde was instrumental in the...
  • 'Let's ban the Oscars': Academy's Will Smith ban met with disbelief, accusations of racism

    04/09/2022 4:23:07 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 36 replies
    aol ^ | April 8, 2022,
    Will Smith is facing a 10-year ban from events held by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for slapping Chris Rock during the Academy Awards in March. But the reaction to the decision was met with mixed results, ranging from disbelief to accusations of racism. While the "King Richard" star has repeatedly apologized and accepted the academy's decision, the organization contended that its ban was "a step toward a larger goal of protecting the safety of our performers and guests, and restoring trust in the academy." Some critics characterized the academy's ruling against the "Fresh Prince" veteran as...
  • Missouri high school bans smartphones and watches, citing child pornography

    04/02/2022 10:16:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 01, 2022 | Jenny Goldsberry,
    A Missouri high school announced it would ban smartphones and smartwatches beginning Monday. Steelville High School made the announcement Thursday on Facebook, claiming it's the school's latest attempt to prevent students from taking photos and videos of each other for social media. The new policy is a roundabout way to prevent child pornography from being filmed in the form of impromptu videos in school bathrooms, according to the principal. ... Student devices will be locked up and returned upon dismissal or they may choose to not bring them at all," Principal Steven Vetter wrote. "Any student who violates this new...
  • Utah Legislature overrides governor's veto of transgender sports ban

    03/25/2022 2:13:10 PM PDT · by LiberalismDestroys · 31 replies ^ | 3/25/2022 | Katie McKellar
    SALT LAKE CITY — As expected, the Utah Legislature voted Friday to override Gov. Spencer Cox's veto of a bill banning transgender girls from participating in female school sports. After passionate debate and protests from Democrats, the GOP-controlled House voted 56-18, the supermajority needed, to override Cox's veto. Soon after, the Senate voted 21-8 to give final approval to the override. Four Republican lawmakers from both bodies needed to switch their initial votes in opposition to HB11 to support the override. When the vote came, enough did.
  • Ukraine Maintains Ham Radio Silence in State of Emergency

    03/15/2022 4:27:20 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 36 replies
    ARRL (American Radio Relay League) ^ | 3-3-2022 | IARU sources
    Radio amateurs in Ukraine appear to be diligently maintaining radio silence as the state of emergency declared there just prior to the Russian military invasion remains in effect. A February 24 decree from President Volodymyr Zelensky included “a ban on the operation of amateur radio transmitters for personal and collective use.” The Ukraine Amateur Radio League (UARL/LRU) reported this past week that it has received many messages of encouragement from the worldwide amateur radio community.“The LRU informed international amateur radio organizations about Russia’s military invasion of Ukraine,” said the message from UARL Vice President Anatoly Kirilenko, UT3UY. “To date, there...
  • US Russian oil ban ‘stupidest’ move: ConocoPhillips CEO

    03/08/2022 5:12:47 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 76 replies
    Fox business ^ | 03/08/2022 | Suzanne O'Halloran
    President Biden's move to ban all Russian oil imports failed to impress ConocoPhillips CEO Ryan Lance, who didn't hold back on his opinion. It's "the stupidest thing you could ever imagine," said Lance during a Q&A moderated by Daniel Yergin at the CERAWeek by S&P Global conference in Houston. He warned that "it is incredibly shortsighted and may actually have the opposite effect of what they think will happen."
  • Biden announces ban on US imports of Russian oil, warns gas prices will 'go up further'

    03/08/2022 12:03:44 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    Fox business ^ | 03/08/2022 | Brooke Singman
    President Biden on Tuesday announced a ban on all imports of Russian oil, gas and energy to the United States, targeting "the main artery" of Russia’s economy amid President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine.
  • AP source: Biden to ban Russian oil imports over Ukraine war

    03/08/2022 6:09:27 AM PST · by shadowlands1960 · 39 replies
    Politico/AP ^ | March 8th, 2022 | uncredited
    WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move follows pleas by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to U.S. and Western officials to cut off the imports, which had been a glaring omission the massive sanctions put in place on Russia over the invasion. Energy exports have kept a steady influx of cash flowing to Russia despite otherwise severe restrictions on its financial sector. Biden was set to announce the move as soon as Tuesday,...
  • AP Source: Biden to ban Russian oil imports over Ukraine war

    03/08/2022 6:05:41 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 37 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 8/3/22 | ZEKE MILLER, MIKE BALSAMO and JOSH BOAK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has decided to ban Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia’s economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move follows pleas by Ukrainian President Volodmyr Zelenskyy to U.S. and Western officials to cut off the imports, which had been a glaring omission the massive sanctions put in place on Russia over the invasion. Energy exports have kept a steady influx of cash flowing to Russia despite otherwise severe restrictions on its financial sector. Biden was set to announce the move as soon as...
  • Christian University Bans Professor From Campus For Critiquing Its Dive Into ‘Equity’ And ‘Inclusion’

    03/07/2022 10:13:52 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 03/06/2022 | Joy Pullmann
    A professor was locked out of his classes and email account without warning in apparent retaliation for criticizing his Christian university’s use of “diversity” and “equity” as criteria for selecting its new president, he and several witnesses told The Federalist. The Rev. Dr. Greg Schulz was immediately and indefinitely suspended from his classes at Concordia University Wisconsin and banned from campus by interim college President William Cario on Feb. 18, a Friday. That was not formally conveyed to Schulz, however, until his lawyer obtained the suspension letter on Feb. 22, Schulz’s Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty attorney Dan Lennington...
  • Ban on sale of high-capacity magazines passes state House, moves to Gov. Inslee's desk (WA)

    03/05/2022 7:50:22 AM PST · by PROCON · 49 replies ^ | March 4, 2022 | Helen Smith
    OLYMPIA, Wash. — The Washington state House passed a ban on high-capacity magazines Friday night.The bill passed 55 to 42. It will now move to Gov. Jay Inslee's desk, who has previously said he would sign it.SB 5078 prohibits the sale of gun magazines with a capacity of more than 10 rounds, along with the manufacturing, distribution, possession, import or purchase of high-capacity magazines in Washington state.A high-capacity magazine is defined as an ammunition feeding device with the capacity to accept more than 10 rounds of ammunition, or any conversion kit, part or combination of parts that can be assembled...
  • Twitter bans over 100 accounts that pushed #IStandWithPutin

    03/04/2022 3:21:04 PM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    NBC 'News' ^ | 3/04/22 | Ben Collins, Natasha Korecki
    Twitter has banned more than 100 accounts that pushed the pro-Russian hashtag #IStandWithPutin for participating in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” days after the hashtag trended on Twitter amid the invasion in Ukraine. A Twitter spokesperson said on Friday that it is still investigating the origins and links between the accounts, and that it banned the accounts for violating its “platform manipulation and spam policy." The accounts with the most retweets about the hashtag on Wednesday only had a few dozen followers and used stock photos as profile pictures, which led disinformation researchers to question how the tweets went viral. It’s an...
  • Wyoming rejects ban on critical race theory

    02/19/2022 12:23:10 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 19/2/22 | Ron Kampeas
    It seemed a slam dunk: The popular conservative cause of banning “critical race theory” in schools, being taken up for a vote in one of the country’s most lopsidedly conservative legislatures. Then a Democrat, one of just seven in the 60-member Wyoming legislature, stood up Thursday and said he could not support the bill because he was Jewish. “In this bill, page 9, line 19 states, ‘The teaching of history must be neutral, without judgment,'” state Rep. Andy Schwartz said during debate. “Now, how can that be possible? If I were a Native American, I doubt I could accept the...
  • Walter Shaub on congressional stock trading ban

    02/13/2022 11:59:49 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 16 replies
    twitter ^ | Walter Shaub
    Walter Shaub A congressional stock trading ban is likely to pass. So some members are trying to push competing bills with a spousal loophole that they can drive a truck through. Let’s be clear: a congressional stock trading ban is worthless if it doesn’t cover spouses.
  • Banned: Books on race and sexuality are disappearing from Texas schools in record numbers (NBC "news")

    02/01/2022 10:37:30 AM PST · by MAGA2017 · 47 replies
    NBC News (cough) ^ | 2/1/22 | Mike Hixenbaugh
    KATY, Texas — From a secluded spot in her high school library, a 17-year-old girl spoke softly into her cellphone, worried that someone might overhear her say the things she’d hidden from her parents for years. They don’t know she’s queer, the student told a reporter, and given their past comments about homosexuality’s being a sin, she’s long feared they would learn her secret if they saw what she reads in the library. That space, with its endless rows of books about characters from all sorts of backgrounds, has been her “safe haven,” she said — one of the few...
  • Japan’s Foreigner Ban Over Omicron Raises Memories of Isolation History

    01/11/2022 9:58:30 AM PST · by MAGA2017 · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/11/22 | Miho Inada
    TOKYO— Jiaul Baksh, an aspiring doctor in Kolkata, India, hasn’t been able to sleep well lately, and the news Tuesday won’t help. Japan said it would keep barring almost all foreigners from entering the country until at least the end of February, citing the Omicron variant of Covid-19. The 28-year-old Mr. Baksh was originally supposed to start medical studies at Keio University in Tokyo in March 2021. After months of delay, Japan said in early November it would open the door for student visas, only to shut it even more tightly on Nov. 30 because of the Omicron variant. “I’m...
  • WATCH: Olbermann Calls on Biden to Ban Trump, Other ‘Traitors’ from Holding Office

    01/07/2022 12:06:25 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 41 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/07/2022 | Warner Todd Huston
    Fired ESPN talker Keith Olbermann posted a video to Twitter calling on Joe Biden to “ban” Donald Trump, several elected Republicans, and Trump supporters from ever running for office because they are “insurrectionists.” Olbermann posted his spittle-specked video on Thursday, calling for the disenfranchisement of Trump, Arizona Rep. Paul Gosar, Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, Florida congresswoman Lauren Boebert, and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz.