Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe announced on Monday that his nation had “run out” of petroleum-based fuel during a national address in which he predicted that the next two months will be “the most difficult ones of our lives,” Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.]]>
A Los Angeles judge ruled a law in California that required women to be added to every corporate board as unconstitutional.
Superior Court Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis, a woman, said that the law implemented a gender-based quota and violated the right to equal treatment as guaranteed in the California constitution.
The lawsuit was filed by Judicial Watch, a conservative legal group, on behalf of California taxpayers.
The law was passed in 2018 and signed by then-Gov. Jerry Brown, a Democrat. It said that all publicly traded companies headquartered in California needed to have a woman, or someone who identifies as a woman, on their boards of directors by 2019.
If companies failed to do so, they would be subject to steep fines of $100,000 and up to $300,000.
During the trial, a letter surfaced from former Secretary of State Alex Padilla warning Brown that the law was unenforceable.
“Any attempt by the secretary of state to collect or enforce the fine would likely exceed its authority,” Padilla wrote at the time.
Brown signed the bill anyway.
“Given all the special privileges that corporations have enjoyed for so long, it’s high time corporate boards include the people who constitute more than half the persons in America,” Brown wrote in 2018.
Democrat State Senate leader Toni Atkins said the ruling was disappointing.
“More women on corporate boards means better decisions and businesses that outperform the competition,” read a statement from Atkins. “We believe this law remains important, despite the disheartening ruling.”
Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton disagreed.
“The Court eviscerated California’s unconstitutional gender quota mandate,” said Fitton. “The radical Left’s unprecedented attacks on anti-discrimination law has suffered another stinging defeat.”
The California law prompted Washington state to pass similar legislation, and other states including Hawaii and Massachusetts have introduced similar proposals.
A report from a women’s business group said that last year, women held 27% of board seats, up from 24% in 2020.
Judge overturns California law requiring women on corporate boards
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(CBN NEWS) — The scope of persecution against Christians in North Korea has now reached the point where it is illegal to worship Jesus or even own a Bible. And the penalty is usually death.
According to reports, many believers are still gathering in secret to pray and share God’s Word with one another.
Open Doors USA recently reported that government security guards discovered one such location where dozens of Christians had assembled together. The guards detained all of them. Then one by one, they killed every Christians in the room.
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(ISRAEL365NEWS) — President Biden met with King Abdullah II of Jordan on Friday in Washington to discuss the outbreak of Palestinian violence on the Temple Mount. In the official statement following the meeting, the White House affirmed its commitment to Jordanian custodianship of the site:
“The President affirmed his strong support for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and cited the need to preserve the historic status quo at the Haram al-Sharif/Temple Mount,” the statement read.
It should be noted that while the statement referred to the site in Arabic, it did not use the Hebrew term “Har Habayit.” The meeting with the king was the second time for Biden since he took office, more than he has met with any other leader in the region.
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(CBN NEWS) — Actress Candace Cameron Bure took to social media Wednesday to share that a dark presence had recently attacked her home and it was affecting her family.
Bure said she noticed that everyone had been acting differently for days.
“My house is usually really peaceful and happy. (But) everyone’s been irritable, including me,” she said in the video. “And everyone is just, like, at each other. And it’s been like three days now. And it finally hit me. I’m like, ‘Oh, there’s a spirit of irritability, there’s a spirit of crankiness, there’s a spirit of confusion, Oh, the enemy’s attacking.'”
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(JERUSALEM POST) — Pope Francis on Sunday declared 10 people saints of the Roman Catholic Church, including an anti-Nazi Dutch priest murdered in the Dachau concentration camp and a French hermit monk assassinated in Algeria.
The 85-year-old pope, who has been using a wheelchair due to knee and leg pain, was driven to the altar at the start of the ceremony, which was attended by more than 50,000 people in St Peter’s Square. It was one of the largest gatherings there since the easing of COVID restrictions earlier this year.
Francis limped to a chair behind the altar but stood to individually greet some participants. He read his homily while seated but stood during other parts of the Mass and read his homily in a strong voice, often going off-script, and walked to greet cardinals afterward.
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Democrat Rep. Eric Swalwell of California was hit with a backlash of ridicule after he tried to blame Republicans for a horrific shooting at a church in California.
Police were still investigating the shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods on Sunday when Swalwell assumed the attacker’s motivation to be something related to the Republican party.
“Sorry @housegop that the parishioners hog-tied your boy,” tweeted Swalwell, adding a hashtag for “Sorry, not sorry,” and a link to the story documenting how parishioners hog-tied the suspect.
On Monday, police said that they believed the suspect had attacked the church out of his animosity for the Taiwanese people and called it a “politically motivated hate incident.”
They identified the assailant as David Chou, 68. Chou is an immigrant from China and lived in multiple places in the U.S. before he ended up in Las Vegas, Nevada. His bail was set at $1 million.
Critics of Swalwell rushed to excoriate the Democrat for rushing to blame Republicans without any evidence to prove his contention.
“The shooter was from mainland China… targeting Taiwanese-American Christians. Sounds like he may have been more your boy, Congressman,” read one popular response.
“I’m beginning to think you’re just an all around horrible human being who needs to reevaluate his entire life,” responded commentator Justin Haskins.
“A representative is openly celebrating the death of an innocent person,” read another tweet. “Miserable POS.”
“You are an awful, awful human being,” read another response.
“This guy might not be the dumbest member of Congress, but it’s likely,” replied another detractor.
Others made jokes referencing Swalwell’s previous relationship with a woman that was later revealed to be a Chinese spy.
One man was killed and four others were wounded in the attack on Sunday. Police praised former Pastor Billy Chang as a hero for fighting back against the attacker and likely preventing far more casualties.
Shooting At Taiwanese Church ‘Politically Motivated Hate Incident’: Officials
A peer-reviewed paper published by the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that immunity against the omicron coronavirus variant fades rapidly after a second and third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.
The research by Danish scientists published in JAMA Network Open on Friday found antibody responses fell within weeks after second and third Pfizer doses, Forbes reported.
The proportion of antibodies dropped from 76% four weeks after the second shot to 19% at weeks 12 to 14. The antibodies dropped even faster after the third dose, the booster shot.
Between the third and eighth week, antibodies fell 5.4-fold for omicron.
Last week, in a segment on “Good Morning America,” ABC News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton warned it’s possible that repeated boosting actually can weaken the immune system.
She said that getting a booster shot is a good idea for older people who have chronic underlying conditions.
“But everyone else, don’t think that more boosting is the answer,” Ashton said. “We don’t know that that’s the case yet.”
When you lose Good Morning America to vaxx skepticism, you lost the war. pic.twitter.com/yvbZtneJmr
— Aaron Ginn (@aginnt) May 11, 2022
Last month a top FDA official said a fourth COVID booster shot should be seen as a “stop gap” measure, concluding “we simply can’t be boosting people as frequently as we are.”
Meanwhile, CDC and U.K. government data have indicated that the COVID-19 vaccines not only are ineffective in preventing cases and transmission, they rapidly lose protection against severe illness or death while posing risks.
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A newly published long-term study by the prestigious British journal The Lancet that followed up on participants in the Moderna and Pfizer trials found the vaccines had no effect on overall mortality.
An analysis of CDC data by Dr. Meryl Nass found vaccinated Californians and New Yorkers were three times more likely to develop COVID than those who had prior immunity and were unvaccinated.
Further, vaccinated Californians had a higher rate of hospitalizations than those who were unvaccinated but had prior immunity. New York did not provide hospitalization data.
In April, the Food and Drug Administration released a briefing document that says the composition of the current COVID-19 vaccines might need to be changed to ensure high levels of protection.
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