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US News:

 Pfizer chief boasts to investors that Covid will continue to be a ‘multi-billion dollar franchise for many years to come’ — as firm prepares to stick 10,000% markup on its vaccine

Pfizer’s chief financial officer has described the Covid pandemic as a ‘multi-billion dollar franchise’ — and expects profit to continue.

David Denton told investors in an earnings call last week his company’s vaccine and antiviral would still be ‘relevant for many years to come’.

The CFO said he expects the Covid virus to be ‘somewhat like a flu… but more deadly’ — meaning therapeutics will still have a massive role in controlling the virus.

So far Pfizer reaped about $80 billion in yearly revenue from sales of Covid vaccines and the antiviral drug Paxlovid.

The company announced last month it will triple the price of its shot to up to $130 per dose next year — a far cry from the roughly $19 to $30 per dose that the government paid.

Some experts estimate each individual shot to cost just $1.18 to make — meaning the new price represents a 10,000 per cent markup.

Analysts speculate that the move was made so Pfizer could still meet its target of $32 billion of projected vaccine revenue this year. 

Critics say that the decision shows the firm’s greed. Peter Maybarduk, director of access to medicines at Public Citizen, told DailyMail.com that the firm was already in a good of financial position that they could take some loss.


Mark Zuckerberg confirms Meta will start laying off workers TOMORROW

Mark Zuckerberg will begin laying off swathes of Meta employees from tomorrow, according to reports.

The Facebook founder told a meeting of executives today that broad cuts will be announced, with recruiting and business teams to face losses, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Cuts at the company, which has suffered a huge loss in market value and falling revenues, are likely to amount to thousands of staff.

Zuckerberg, 38, was said to have appeared gloomy on the call and also said he was accountable for ‘missteps’ made by Meta. 

He also said the company was overstaffed because he was overly optimistic about the company’s growth.


Someone in California just won the record $2.04 BILLION Powerball. Here’s what the taxes on that win look like.

The winner can either receive all $2.04 billion over 29 years or take $997.6 million as a cash payout.

The federal government automatically takes 24% in a withholding tax, but that would bump up to 37% in total income tax when they file their taxes for the year.

Then there’s the state taxes.

Amazingly, California actually doesn’t tax lotto winnings (some states take up to 8%), but it does have a 13.3% tax for the highest income bracket.


Planned Parenthood revenue trending up as taxpayer funding increases

  N.J.Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock
N.J.Glynnis Jones / Shutterstock

(The Center Square) – Planned Parenthood’s revenues increased 16% nationwide over the past four years as private contributions and government reimbursements and grants have risen.

The reproductive care organization’s total revenues increased from $1.46 billion in 2016-17 to $1.71 billion in 2020-21, according to its annual report that was recently released.

Government funding for Planned Parenthood increased from $543.7 million in 2016-17 to $633.4 million in 2021 while private contributions and bequests also increased from $532.7 million to $579.3 million over that four-year period.

Taxpayer funding has been about 37% of Planned Parenthood’s revenue sources over the past four years.


Alan Dershowitz Breaks News About Virginia Giuffre Dropping Her Case Against Him

Megyn Kelly is joined by lawyer Alan Dershowitz to break the news of Virginia Giuffre dropping her case against him and saying she may have made a mistake about her past comments,

how Dershowitz is moving forward, and more.


Judge SUSPENDS Steve Bannon’s prison sentence pending appeal

United States District Judge Carl Nichols has ordered a stay of Steve Bannon’s prison sentence, pending appeal. Bannon was sentenced to 120 days for contempt of Congress for not complying with a subpoena from the January 6 Committee.

The Order Staying Sentence Pending appeal reads that “the Court finds that the Defendant, Stephen K. Bannon, (a) is not likely to flee or pose a danger to the safety fo any other person or the community if released and (b) that his appeal is not taken for the purpose of delay but rather raises substantial question of law that is likely to result in a reversal or an order for a new trial.”

“Accordingly,” it continues, “it is ORDERED that the sentence in this case shall be STAYED pending Stephen K. Bannon’s appeal of his conviction.”


EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Mexican Immigration Officer Allegedly Makes Fraudulent Travel Permits

A final photograph captured the agent apparently walking toward another INM office in the Mexicali airport where he drops off the bag with the documents.
A final photograph captured the agent apparently walking toward another INM office in the Mexicali airport where he drops off the bag with the documents.

Breitbart Texas obtained photographs that captured the moment where an INM agent can apparently be seen making fraudulent travel documents which are routinely purchased by sex trafficking organizations in Mexico.

The incident occurred recently at the INM offices in the section for private planes at the Mexicali International Airport. The exclusive photographs captured the moment when an agent goes into a desk shortly before midnight and begins to work on travel documents without anyone else present.

“Sex trafficking organizations pay for these permits to avoid having to have their victims leave the country,” the top INM official said. “They simply pay to get the documents and continue their operations.”

A series of photographs reveal how one INM agent is able to apparently make the fraudulent travel documents with official seals and input all the needed information to make it valid before  he takes the documents from the building.


Portland prosecutors decide against charging man who fatally stabbed landlord dressed as Michael Myers

(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
(Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) 

The former tenant who recently moved from the home was staying in the house as a guest at the time of the fatal stabbing.

He had recorded Valdivia’s previous erratic incidents and was taking precautions to protect himself from the landlord, according to prosecutors. 

Valdivia entered the home with a key, and was dressed in full Michael Myers regalia, including the character’s white mask and blue jumpsuit. Valdivia was holding a gun in one hand and a hammer in the other, Willamette Week reported. 

The man staying in the home retrieved the sword, as there was nowhere to run and escape Valdivia, and “a struggle then ensued,” prosecutors said. 

The man stabbed Valdivia, who then fell to the floor. Another resident in the home tried to stop the bleeding with paper towels and called 911, but the homeowner was declared dead after paramedics arrived at the scene. 


Former FedEx employee charged with attempted murder in shooting of co-worker during dispute

Will Morris has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a FedEx co-worker. (Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Will Morris has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting a FedEx co-worker. (Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)

William Morris has been charged with attempted first-degree murder and employment of a firearm during the commission of a felony after police say he shot his co-worker in the abdomen following a dispute at a FedEx facility in Memphis, Tennessee, WHBQ-TV reported.

Morris and the victim reportedly got into an argument after Morris touched the victim on the back, which the victim took issue with.

According to a witness, Morris told the victim not to follow him outside or else he would shoot him, WREG-TV reported. 

While the victim was walking to his car, according to an affidavit, Morris drove up alongside him and pointed a gun at him before getting out of the car and allegedly shooting the victim.

The victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition.


Biden-nominated US Attorney Rachael Rollins under DOJ IG investigation

U.S. District Attorney Rachael Rollins  (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)
U.S. District Attorney Rachael Rollins  (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

She is also reportedly under investigation for using her personal cellphone in her capacity as a U.S. attorney, two anonymous sources allegedly briefed on the investigation told AP. 

The Hatch Act, enacted in 1939, prohibits federal employees from engaging in political activities while working in their official capacities.

Responding to a report from the Boston Herald covering her appearance at the Andover, Massachusetts, home, Rollins claimed to have “had approval,” though did not specify from whom.

Rollins, nominated by President Biden, was confirmed in December last year after Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote to make her as the top federal prosecutor in Massachusetts.


Myocarditis and Death After COVID Vaccines: Is the Risk Greater Than Public Health Officials Claim?

There are 31,569 reports of deaths in VAERS, most of them within 7 days of vaccination:

There are 31,569 reports of deaths in VAERS, most of them within 7 days of vaccination:

Despite assuring Congress that all deaths are “adjudicated” (a claim Walensky makes at 1:51:52), the CDC has thus far never released any data summarizing and explaining their analysis of death reports in VAERS. In fact, the CDC and FDA refused to release autopsy reports despite a Freedom of Information Act request from The Epoch Times.

If the deaths are not causally related to myocarditis and COVID-19 vaccination, then why have public health officials never released the autopsy findings?


US Lays Claim to $1 Billion in Bitcoin Stolen From Silk Road

(Image: PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)
(Image: PETER PARKS/AFP via Getty Images)

The United States is seeking a forfeiture order for more than $1 billion in Bitcoin that was stolen from the Silk Road online marketplace in 2012, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said on Monday.

In the second largest seizure in Department of Justice history, law enforcement seized the 50,000 Bitcoin during a November 2021 search of the Gainesville, Georgia, home of James Zhong.

Zhong on Friday pleaded guilty to wire fraud that tricked Silk Road’s processing system into releasing the funds into his accounts.

The Bitcoin was at the time worth more than $3 billion, but the value of the cryptocurrency has since lost about two-thirds of its value.

Silk Road was seized by the U.S. government in 2013, when officials described the underground website as a massive illegal drug- and money-laundering marketplace.


Washington Post slaps Biden with ‘bottomless Pinocchio’ fact-check

Fox News contributor Joe Concha responds to The Washington Post slapping Biden with a ‘bottomless Pinocchio’ fact-check rating and the possibility the White House could ditch its post-midterm presser.


Politics:

Guam elects GOP House delegate for first time in three decades

James Moylan won over Democrat Judith Won Pat 52.19%–47.15%, according to unofficial election results from the Guam Election Commission.

Before Tuesday, Guam had only elected one Republican congressional delegate, Vicente Blaz, who lost reelection in 1992.

Guam’s current delegate, Democrat Michael San Nicolas, was referred by the House Ethics Committee in June to the Justice Department for alleged campaign finance crimes.


How Elites Moving Left and Working Class Moving Right Will Affect Tonight’s Vote, with Glenn Beck

Megyn Kelly is joined by Glenn Beck, CEO of Blaze Media, to discuss elites moving left while the working class moves right, how this may affect the tonight’s midterm results,

Beck’s projections for tonight’s votes in major states and who he thinks will win, the key issue of crime (and how the media is pretending it’s not a problem), and more.


Voting Machine Failures Across The Country

Dana talks with Ken Cuccinelli, Former VA Attorney General & Acting Deputy Sect of DHS, and now the national chairman of the Election Transparency Initiative: https://electiontransparency.org/ on the ‘mechanical issues’ with voting machine issues popping up all over the country.


Trump in Ohio: GOP Must Pass Bill to ‘Deport Every Illegal Alien’ Joe Biden Has Welcomed to America

Drew Angerer/Jose Zamora/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Drew Angerer/Jose Zamora/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

As Breitbart News exclusively reported, the Biden administration welcomed nearly 200,000 border crossers and illegal aliens into the U.S. interior last month, alone.

From February 2021 to August 2022, the Biden administration released 1.35 million border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities.

Trump’s former Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Thomas Homan has estimated that Biden is deporting just one illegal alien for every 1,000 arriving in the U.S.

In addition, Trump called again for the death penalty against drug dealers and human traffickers, noting that over the course of a drug dealer’s life, they are estimated to kill about 500 people on average.

“I am calling for the death penalty for drug dealers and human traffickers, which will, upon its passage, reduce drug distribution and reduce crime in our country by a minimum of 75 percent on the first day that this policy is instituted,” Trump said.


Pennsylvania ballot fight could drag on long after Election Day; thousands of votes in limbo

(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

The legal fight in Pennsylvania over mail-in ballots with missing or incorrect dates could drag on for weeks after Election Day, forcing courts to make the final decision on whether thousands of votes can be counted.

The battle is playing out in both in state and federal court against the backdrop of a very close U.S. Senate race that may decide control of the upper chamber. On one side are Democrat officials and activist groups who want to allow mail-in votes to count despite “minor errors.” On the other are state, local and national Republican committees insisting on strict adherence to state law on how to fill out these ballots.

“Past experience tells us these kinds of things can drag on for what seems like an eternity,” Pennsylvania Republican Party general counsel Tom King told Fox News Digital.


Five things you need to know for US election day

Sky News host Paul Murray discusses the five things you need to know in the lead-up to the US midterm elections.

“Number one – Republicans are going to do very well but it is going to be close,” he said.


The Right to Religious Liberty – With Jay Sekulow | The Tulsi Gabbard Show

Tulsi Gabbard opens up about the importance of her faith and how the Democrat party has come to resent religion.

The former Hawaii Congresswoman shares how her personal relationship with God grounded her on the presidential campaign trail while opening her eyes to the growing hostility from inside the party towards people of faith.

Tulsi is joined by Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), Jay Sekulow to discuss his career defending religious liberty and the ongoing battles that threaten this essential freedom.


It’s Midterm Mayhem at the Polls

We are in the stretch run now. The latest polling numbers are coming in fast and furious. Will it be a Red Wave?

Or will Democrats seize a mandate to continue their Marxist Woke ways? No one knows for sure, but Mark is warning Conservatives to act as if their lives depend on the outcome. Because it does.

Will Conservatives rise up at the polls and swat away the Democrats Authoritarian ways? Will you?


Harmeet Dhillon: “Every battleground state is saturated with lawyers”


World News:

Iranian Faces Death Penalty After Trash Bin Set On Fire In Tehran

Iranians protesting the death of Mahsa Amini rally on a highway outside Tehran on November 3.
Iranians protesting the death of Mahsa Amini rally on a highway outside Tehran on November 3.

Iran’s judiciary has charged a man with setting fire to a trash can with “waging war against God,” an offense that is punishable by death.

The state judiciary’s Mizan news agency quoted a prosecutor’s representative as saying on November 7 that Sahand Nourmohammadzadeh caused the blockage of a highway in Tehran “by tearing down the fences of the highway and setting fire to trash cans and tires.”

Nourmohammadzadeh has rejected the allegations, saying a protest took place in front of his business in Tehran when the bin was set ablaze, but that he was not a participant and had no intention of creating a disturbance.

The news comes after 227 lawmakers from Iran’s 290-seat, hard-liner-led parliament urged the judiciary to approve the death sentence for some protesters arrested amid a wave of demonstrations across the country sparked by the death of a young woman in September while in police custody for allegedly wearing a headscarf improperly.


Iranian Lawyer Who Has Represented Protesters Arrested In Tehran

Mustafa Nili is one of several lawyers to have been arrested after representing people detained during nationwide protests.
Mustafa Nili is one of several lawyers to have been arrested after representing people detained during nationwide protests.

According to Fatemeh Nili, Mustafa Nili’s sister, he was arrested at the Mehrabad Airport in Tehran on November 7. Agents then went to his home and confiscated his work and identity documents.

Since his arrest, she said she has yet to hear what the charges against him are.

Nili is one of several lawyers — including Nazanin Salari, Bahar Sahraian, Mahmoud Taravatroy, and Amin Adel Ahmadian — to have been arrested after representing people detained during nationwide protests sparked by the September 16 death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody for allegedly wearing a head scarf improperly.

Since the beginning of the protests, at least 15 lawyers have been arrested. Two of them, Babak Paknia and Ghodseh Ghodsbin, have been released, while the other 13 are still being held in custody, according to rights groups.


Iran Charges Two Female Journalists Who Broke Story About Amini’s Death

Niloufar Hamedi (left) and Elaheh Mohammadi are accused of colluding with the intention of acting against national security and propaganda against the state. (file photo)
Niloufar Hamedi (left) and Elaheh Mohammadi are accused of colluding with the intention of acting against national security and propaganda against the state. (file photo)

Judiciary spokesman Massoud Setayeshi told reporters on November 8 that Niloufar Hamedi and Elahe Mohammadi are accused of colluding with the intention of acting against national security and propaganda against the state.

Hamedi is the journalist who took a photo of Mahsa Amini’s parents embracing in a Tehran hospital where their daughter was lying in a coma while in police custody for allegedly wearing a head scarf improperly.

Her post of the photo on Twitter was the first report about the case.

Iran’s intelligence services have accused Hamedi, 30, and Mohammadi, 35, of being CIA agents, part of a government narrative — put forward without evidence — that the United States and other Western powers are behind the unrest.


Suspected Medibank hackers release sample of customer data

The suspected Medibank hackers have released a sample of customer details – including phone numbers and Medicare numbers – early on Wednesday morning.

The hackers are demanding a ransom, but Medibank has not changed its position.

EFTM Tech Expert Trevor Long discussed the issue with Sky News Australia.


Israeli civilian succumbs following terror attack; Biden pledges to free Iran TV7 Israel News 08.11

1) An Israeli civilian succumbed to his wounds, after sustaining moderate injuries in a terror attack approximately – two weeks ago.

2) Israeli forces apprehend eight terror suspects in counter-terror activity – as part of Operation Waves Breaker.

3) U.S. President Joe Biden pledges to free Iran – in a pre-Mid-terms Election pledge which his Administration officials subsequently retract.


UK to Fight Energy Crisis by Buying Gas from the United States – Report

Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Bartek Sadowski/Bloomberg via Getty Images

It comes shortly after the UK’s Tory party government under newly minted Prime Minister Rishi Sunak reimplemented a ban on fracking in England, despite the country facing the possibility of rolling blackouts this winter due to a Europe-wide energy shortage.

While British politicians seem extremely reticent to avail of the country’s own natural resources to defeat the ongoing crisis, according to a report by The Telegraph, authorities are now reportedly aiming to solve their energy problems by simply buying gas from America.

Sources from inside the government have allegedly told the publication that an agreement to buy liquified natural gas (LNG) from the world superpower is nearly complete, with the agreement having previously been due to be announced back in October before the untimely political demise of former Prime Minister Liz Truss.


The ‘AEC staff misled voters systemically’: Steve Dickson

Mr Dickson has accused the Australian Electoral Commission staff of misleading voters.

“We’ve got numerous statutory declarations of AEC staff systemically across Australia misleading voters saying exactly the same words, ‘if you vote in that box, your will vote will not be counted. If you vote for those people, they’ve pulled out of the election,’” Mr Dickson told Sky News host Rowan Dean.

Mr Dean says he’s received a response from the AEC who said, “it would not be appropriate for the AEC to comment on the work of a parliamentary committee nor the processes by which they complete that work.”

The AEC says Mr Dickson’s “baseless claims”, “not only damages the public’s confidence in Australia’s election but also disrespects the work these election workers performed in incredibly difficult conditions,” Mr Dean said.


Denouncing nitrogen lies from the Dutch government – Gideon van Meijeren in Dutch Parliament


China’s COVID-19 Curbs Hit Apple iPhone 14 Pro Orders; Call to Release Family Members in China

China’s strict #COVID19 policy is hitting Apple. New #IPhone 14 orders may see delays.

An urgent plea is calling for an end to Beijing’s #HumanRights abuses. A group of California residents is urging China to release their detained family members back home.

The West—phasing out nuclear energy. China, doing the opposite. The latest on Beijing’s nuclear energy expansion.

And, Beijing lashing out at the UK over a top official’s trip to Taiwan.


Commentary/Opinion:

Media Labels Those Who Question Pelosi Attack Narrative “Misinformation” Purveyors, with Glenn Beck

Megyn Kelly is joined by Glenn Beck, CEO of Blaze Media, to discuss the alarming attacks on Megyn and Glenn claiming their curiosity is “misinformation,” the New York Times calling out the pair for asking questions about the Paul Pelosi attack, a lack of curiosity and interest in the truth in the media, and more.


The FULL Adam Carolla: On Covid Fear-Mongering, AOC & Cancel Culture

Adam Carolla is one of the most successful comedians around.

Millions of people listen to his podcasts, attend his live shows, and read his books. Many of you liked the short video we did, but he deserves more time.

In our full conversation, he goes much deeper into why he never apologizes for anything he says.

He rails against the media’s Covid hysteria. He reacts to friends like Howard Stern and Jimmy Kimmel hammering his Covid opinions.

And he tells me why overregulation in California is “insane.”


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