Both a matter of cleaning up elections and playing the game

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Republicans on course to get blown out by phantoms in the 2024 elections

Houston’s News Radio KTRH quotes Jay Valentine of Omega 4 America as he prognosticates over the voting scene.

There are 8% -15% fake voters, or fake addresses in every one of the states that we looked at. The phantoms are the voters on every voter roll, and they don’t vote for MAGA candidates or conservative Republicans. This is something used by the Democrat party to keep conservatives out of office.

Houston is one of the worst, Harris County is unbelievably corrupt. The stuff that are teams have found in Harris County would make your hair stand up, if you have any. There are probably more phantoms per square foot in Harris County, than in any other county in the country.

(Hear the interview at KTRH)

By the fact that more than a dozen Republicans of Harris County have sued for election irregularities, some will fight

As reported by The Texan.News, Alex Mealer and over a dozen other Republicans have sued to contest the election results due to the numerous irregularities previously mentioned at this blog.

 

A follow-up to God’s final Word

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WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE WHO DIE AND CANNOT BELIEVE? WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY?

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. Questions.
    1. What is the spiritual status of a mentally retarded child who dies? What is the basis for your answer?

      One class member responded by noting the story of the death of King David’s baby by Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:13-23). In that event, David noted that the baby would not come to him, but he would go to the baby (in Heaven). That class member maintained that the innocent child (whether by age or by mental ability) would enter Heaven by God’s grace.

    2. What is the spiritual status of those who have never heard the name of Jesus and die? What is the basis for your answer?

      Since Romans 1:18-32 reminds us that the law of God is written on the hearts of men — the problem comes with the darkening of our hearts. Therefore, the problem comes when those of us over the age of accountability start twisting our conscience to fit our sinful selves.

    3. What is the spiritual status of the infant who dies? What is the basis of your answer?

      Again, that one class member pointed to the story of the death of King David’s baby by Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:13-23).

    4. If the Bible declares that all people are born into sin, how do those who fall under a-c get to Heaven?

      Just about the whole class responded with “the only way any of us get to the portals of Heaven is by the sacrifice of Christ.”

      But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8 NIV)

  2. What about those who cannot believe?

    By “those who cannot believe” I am not referring to those who choose not to believe. I am referring to those who lack the capacity to believe or those who do not have information available to them.

  3. All people are born into sin

    All of us also lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our flesh and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest, we were by nature deserving of wrath. (Ephesians 2:3 NIV)

    Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. (Psalms 51:5 NIV)

  4. The problem
    1. A God of love

      For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:16‭-‬18 NIV)

      While God by nature is love, God is also holy and cannot tolerate sin. Therefore, God the Father provided a way for people through God the Son.

    2. Baptism

      For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. (Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9 NIV)

      Salvation is a gift that we can willingly accept by faith, but cannot work to earn.

    3. Salvation by faith

      For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3:16‭, ‬18 NIV)

    4. Belief versus rejection

      Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 NIV)

      Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” (Acts 4:12 NIV)

  5. The premise
    1. Our premise “To have faith in Jesus Christ or reject Jesus Christ, we must first have the ability to do one or the other. God receives those who do believe because they can believe.”
    2. The command to believe

      The one who cannot believe is also the one who cannot reject. Those who do not have the capacity to believe also do not have the capacity to reject. If you cannot say “yes” to Christ, then you also cannot say “no.”

      That is why John 3:18 is so important. He said that we must believe and that the ones who do not believe are the ones who reject.

      Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them. (John 3:36 NIV)

      You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me, yet you refuse to come to me to have life. (John 5:39‭-‬40 NIV)

      If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them. (James 4:17 NIV)

 

Two takes on the Ukrainian war that focus on possible results

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Will Biden bleed us dry or bleed the Russians dry?

West doesn’t want peace in Ukraine — rather to bleed Russia white

SpuknikNews suggests that the West does not want peace, but to drain Russia of its fighting forces.

Speaking to journalists at his January 18 presser, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov noted that even though Moscow is ready for serious talks on a peaceful settlement in Ukraine, the West has prohibited Kiev from negotiating with Russia. US lawyer and author Dan Kovalik explained to Sputnik why the West is against the talks.

“The West does not want peace, does not want to negotiate a settlement to this conflict. And why is that? It’s because they want to bleed Russia. They want to weaken Russia through this conflict,” US author and lawyer Dan Kovalik told Sputnik. “People like Lloyd Austin, the secretary of defense of the United States, have openly said that. Many others have said that.”

Last year, a series of Russo-Ukraine peace talks led to preliminary agreements on March 29 in Istanbul and Moscow’s voluntary withdrawal of troops from Kiev. Nonetheless, the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky government made a U-turn after that and backpedaled on peace negotiations. According to Lavrov, at that time, Zelensky and his cabinet officials “got slapped on their hands” by the West.

In early April, 2022, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell likewise claimed that the Russo-Ukrainian conflict should be “won on the battlefield.”

“Touched by the resilience, determination and hospitality of Zelensky,” the EU official tweeted on April 9, 2022. “I return with a clear to do list: 1. This war will be won on the battlefield. Additional €500 million from the #EPF are underway. Weapon deliveries will be tailored to Ukrainian needs.”

Washington also vowed to step up weapon supplies for Kiev. Lloyd Austin made it clear on April, 25 that the US goal was to “weaken” Russia so that it no longer had the capacity to carry out large-scale military actions. In May, Biden signed a lend-lease bill to expedite more lethal weapons to Kiev, as well as the $40 billion package of US military funding.

(Read more at SpuknikNews)

Considering the regard that Russian leaders historically hold for their citizens, it seems Putin may be able to drain a large nation for a long time

Before we start thinking ourselves to be invulnerable, we should consider the length of this overall campaign. It may take longer than a Biden term or lifetime to achieve the things that Biden and his Democrats want to commit.

Navy secretary says US can’t maintain support for Ukraine if weapons makers don’t ramp up production

Fox News quotes Biden’s Secretary of the Navy as he maintains that the US cannot maintain the current level of support without compromising the ability of the military to provide national defense.

Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro warned Wednesday that continued support for Ukraine will be difficult if weapons makers don’t ramp up production in the next six to 12 months. 

The comments came on the sidelines of the Surface Navy Association conference in Arlington, Va. Del Toro was asked to respond to remarks by Adm. Daryl Caudle, commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command, that the U.S. Navy may ultimately have to decide between arming itself or the Ukrainians.

Del Toro said the Navy wasn’t “quite there yet,” but argued that the supply chain would be stressed if the conflict goes on for another six months. 

“It’s obvious that … these companies have a substantial pipeline for the future,” Del Toro said. “They now need to invest in their workforce, as well as the capital investments that they had to make within their own companies to get their production up.” 

During his talk, Caudle chastised defense companies for blaming the COVID-19 pandemic on missing weapons delivery deadlines, Defense One reported

“I’m not as forgiving of the defense industrial base. I’m just not,” he said. “I am not forgiving of the fact that you’re not delivering the ordnance we need. All this stuff about COVID, this … supply chain, I just don’t really care. We’ve all got tough jobs.”

(Read more at Fox News)

We have more enemies than just the Russians

Don’t forget the need to protect our shores from just being overrun by thugs (as much as Biden wants to open everyone but his own compound to them).

Also don’t forget the Iranians, Syrians, Chinese, North Koreans, and others. We do still have some conventional enemies.

 

A step-by-step view of the recent border debacle

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  1. Weeks ago: the Los Angeles Times reported “As Biden prepares to visit El Paso border, northern Mexico fills with stranded migrants”

The Los Angeles Times started this trek with a tale of how Biden shuffled illegals across the border for optics.

Sitting on train tracks a few hundred feet south of the U.S. border, Nathalie Gonzalez, 23, pulled her 4-year-old daughter a little closer. Night was coming. She had no idea where they would sleep.

They had journeyed 3,000 miles from Venezuela to seek asylum, slogging through jungles, hiding in cargo trains and begging on streets for food. At last they had arrived in this chilly industrial city in northern Mexico, where the only thing that now separated them from the United States was a trickle of river, a line of National Guard troops and the new patchwork of U.S. immigration policies that had stranded them here.

“It’s so close,” Gonzalez said, staring at the El Paso skyline. “But so far.”

As President Biden visits El Paso on Sunday, his first trip to the border since taking office two years ago, this is what he faces: Thousands of people from some of the world’s most oppressive countries marooned in Mexico because of the expansion of a Trump administration policy that allows border agents to immediately expel migrants without considering their asylum claims.

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“Do not just show up at the border,” Biden said in a speech announcing the new approach. “Stay where you are and apply legally from there.”

Biden also announced a new pathway to legal entry for people from the four countries, saying that as many as 30,000 of them per month would be allowed into the U.S. if they applied via an online application from their home country, found a U.S.-based sponsor, passed a rigorous background check and purchased a plane ticket.

(Read more at the Los Angeles Times)

The one thing the Times did not want to mention was the busing

Just as busing children in the 1960’s was a sign of the racial inequities, Biden’s busing of illegal aliens shows his political usage of this group.

Mind you, this is a very sanitized version of the events.

  1. Weeks ago: Fox News reported “Biden sees ‘sanitized’ border crisis as migrant encounters plummet at El Paso and encampments cleared”

Fox News opened the door just a little more by letting us see the shuffling of illegals from El Paso shelters to the cold streets of Juarez.

President Biden got a watered-down version of the border crisis in El Paso, Texas on Sunday, as the number of illegal immigrants coming across the U.S.-Mexico line appears to have plummeted since December, according to reports.

Not only that, but the Central Processing Center, which was previously overwhelmed with immigrants, is no longer at its capacity of about 1,000 migrants, and the camps of migrants have suddenly vanished, at least according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection sources.

Leading up to Biden’s visit, the Border Patrol union slammed the president because of reports that state and local authorities were ramping up detentions and cleaning up the migrant encampments ahead of the commander in chief’s arrival.

“El Paso is being cleared up as if nothing unusual ever happened there,” the National Border Patrol Council tweeted on Friday. “Just in time for Biden’s ‘visit to the border.’”

The tweet was posted after a report by El Paso Matters that said “large crowds” of migrants had been detained in El Paso by Border Patrol agents overnight on Wednesday.

Later reports suggested the Border Patrol and local police ramped up patrols and detentions in El Paso ahead of the president’s visit on Sunday.

“El Paso clears downtown of expansive migrant camps ahead of Biden visit,” tweeted Mayra Flores, R-Texas. “Why not show him what our border community and law enforcement officials are dealing with on a daily basis.”

(Read more at Fox News)

If this is what came through the sanitized channels of reporting and politics, how much worse is it at the border?

Because reporters need to access their sources time and time again, they often tone down their story to avoid creating problems with their sources. Likewise, in the pursuit of politics, diplomacy rules and the sharp edges of truth get rounded.

With these issues in mind, how much worse was the Biden border issue than reported by the press or politicians?

  1. Weeks ago: New York Times piled on “Biden visits Southern Border amid fresh crackdown on migrants”

Although the New York Times could not resist blurring the lines by calling those entering illegally with the label “migrants,” even their article pointed to the push to justify Biden’s inaction.

President Biden on Sunday made his first visit to the border since taking office, arriving at a city swamped by migrants amid a historic surge in illegal immigration and anger from both parties about how he is handling it.

In a brief visit to El Paso’s busiest crossing and a migrant services support center, Mr. Biden acceded to demands by Republicans that he make the trip he had not taken for two years.

(Read scant more, since it primarily acts as click-bait, at the New York Times)

When the New York Times wakes to the truth, the woke world has already woken to it

When the Timesspells out an issue for Biden, that signals the fact that the woke world has figured it out.

  1. DHS wants to pay an outside group millions to write rules for tracking illegal immigrants in the US

The Daily Caller outlines how DHS has proposed that an outside agency would get millions for writing the rules for tracking illegal immigrants in America.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking to contract with a nongovernmental group for millions of dollars to outsource the policy behind a program it runs to monitor illegal immigrants released from custody, according to an agency post about the expected contract.

DHS is seeking help in running Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Alternatives to Detention (ATD) program, which the agency established in 2004 to track illegal immigrants released into the country with ankle bracelets and cellphones, according to the Jan. 5 contract advertisement worth $1 million to $2 million. ICE previously outsourced a similar program to a nongovernmental group that has advocated to abolish the agency and end detention altogether.

“This is just another attempt by this administration to let immigration advocates decide what a federal law enforcement agency can and can’t do and how they’re going to do business, which is unconscionable,” former acting ICE Director Tom Homan told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The agency has previously tasked the Church World Service, a faith-based group that has openly advocated to “abolish” the agency, with managing its Case Management Pilot Program.

“ICE officers and policy staff could easily develop ATD policies without the involvement of some NGO that opposes ICE’s mission. The experienced officers who have seen their fair share of ATD violations should be driving this — but this administration’s goal is to take officers out of the equation, it seems,” former ICE Chief of Staff Jon Feere, who is currently the director of investigations at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), told the DCNF.

The ATD program has not been without problems itself. In fact, between fiscal years 2015 and 2020, 84% of illegal immigrants enrolled in the program absconded, according to an internal report to Congress that was previously obtained by Fox News.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

From ignoring the parts that they don’t like to getting rid of the agencies they don’t like, Biden remains consistent

Biden remains a far-left, socialist ideologue dedicated to the establishment of a one-party system.

 

COVID damage to our Armed Forces

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“Toxic by design:” Researcher explains why US Department of Defense COVID vax operation shows intent to harm

LifeSiteNews points to evidence from the beginning showing that the COVID shots implemented by the Department of Defense amounted to toxic injections rather than the promised “vaccines.”

Former pharmaceutical executive and researcher Alexandra “Sasha” Latypova has laid out compelling arguments for why the “cartel” that orchestrated the dissemination and uptake of “biowarfare agents” — marketed as “COVID-19 vaccines” — operated with “very clear intent to harm” and to execute a “mass genocide of Americans.”

Latypova worked more than 25 years in the pharmaceutical industry specializing in research and development, including data analysis, clinical trials, and technologies, while also co-founding multiple research organizations before retiring at a relatively young age.

Having been alarmed by government policy during the COVID crisis, she began conducting several levels of investigation that most recently revealed how the COVID-19 “vaccines” were fully produced, controlled and distributed by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) with pharmaceutical manufacturers such as Pfizer, Moderna, and Janssen only serving as “figureheads” in a broader public relations campaign to provide the product with an appearance of medical legitimacy.

As Latypova has explained, the DoD managed to classify these “vaccines,” not as medicines or pharmaceuticals but as “COVID countermeasures” under the authority of the military, which means they are not required to comply with U.S. law governing the manufacturing quality, testing, effectiveness, safety, and labeling of medical products.

Yet while such laws did not apply to these “COVID-19 vaccines,” the government advanced an orchestrated public relations façade that standard testing, monitoring and approval processes were being strictly observed by the CDC and FDA, even as many thousands of injuries and deaths had been steadily documented and independent medical experts and media sounded alarms only to be canceled my legacy and social media corporations.

In an early December video lecture, the former pharma executive laid out evidence for how the DoD, HHS, and other U.S. government agencies, along with other governments and pharmaceutical companies, were involved in “a conspiracy to commit mass murder through bioterrorism and informational warfare operations worldwide.”

“The evidence is overwhelming that there is an intent to harm people by the COVID 19 injections, so-called ‘vaccines,’ and other nonsensical COVID response measures implemented in lockstep by governments all over the world,” she explained.

Refusal to intervene despite high injury rates ‘points to an intentional act’ to inflict harm

First, such intent is indicated by the fact that “these injections are toxic by design,” Latypova said. “We know this. There has been an extensive body of literature, studies, scientific discussions, [and] evidence published on this matter.”

Therefore, “there is definitely no safety in these shots,” the analyst said, referring to the well-known death and injury reports from VAERS and other data sources that show “millions of reports of injury, deaths, [and] permanent disabilities,” including these harms being inflicted on many children and young people.

In an earlier presentation to the Corona Investigative Committee (CIC), Latypova called these reports “absolutely alarming,” emphasizing that the safety signals were “obvious from the start.” And the fact that “no health authority ever noticed it” or intervened “points to an intentional act” to inflict harm.

She also highlighted one incident on January 18, 2021 when California health officials “paused” the use of one large lot of the injections from Moderna due to its “higher-than-usual number of possible allergic reactions.” However, just three days later, health authorities said it was “safe to resume” the use of the lot and these products continued to be injected in thousands of people across the U.S.

This batch of biological agents went on to generate “about 1,000 serious adverse events and close to 60 deaths,” Latypova explained. And thus, “all of those [deaths and injuries] should be deemed intentional because the authorities did flag it. They did find that it was generating abnormal adverse events, yet nobody did anything to stop it and they continued pushing it into people.”

The broad, systematic omission of safety standards in production indicates an intent to harm

In addition, “there is no efficacy in these shots,” Latypova explained in December. “In fact, we know there is negative efficacy, meaning that these shots make you more likely to get sick and die.”

Also last month, highly acclaimed insurance analyst Josh Stirling reported that those who accepted the experimental gene-base COVID vaccine “have a 26% higher mortality rate,” including 49% for those under 50, and 145% for those who accepted just one dose of a two-dose regimen.”

And just before Christmas, Alex Berenson reported on two studies that showed those who received the shots “are at least twice as likely to be infected with the coronavirus as unvaccinated people,” and “the risk actually rises with the number of shots. People who had received three or more shots were more than three times as likely to be infected.”

Latypova continued focusing primally on her earlier work, asserting the “extensive evidence of bad manufacturing of these products,” including their “highly variable production.” Such manufacturers “are not compliant with good manufacturing practices and, importantly, there is no enforcement of good manufacturing practices worldwide for these products [by the regulators].”

Such a broad, systematic omission of safety standards in production indicates an intent to harm by the perpetrators as well, the former executive told CIC. If these individuals, government agencies and pharmaceutical companies had a legitimate medicinal intention to assist in the prevention of disease, then “the safety guidelines should [have been] followed, and they don’t follow a single one of them.”

(Read of the lying, cover-up, and gaslighting pointing toward the intent to do harm as shown at LifeSiteNews)

Forcing the healthy and young to take an engineered mRNA shot built to mimic the symptoms of a possibly engineered disease — just doesn’t seem right

When the young already showed a resistance to the disease, it seemed like the best thing to do was to focus on protecting the vulnernable populations (the old, the obese, those who smoked, and others).

However, Biden chose not to do that with our military.

 

Joy Pullmann has 7 reasons high inflation won’t go away soon. I have 4 more.

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Seven reasons high inflation won’t go away soon

Joy Pullmann of The Federalist lays out the driving forces in our current bout of high inflation and the reasons that this high inflation will likely not leave any time soon.

A recession is coming in 2023, concluded more than two-thirds of the economists at big financial institutions recently surveyed by The Wall Street Journal. Inflation is also likely to remain high. Measuring year-over-year inflation by the U.S. government’s 1980s methodology put it at 15.23 percent in November 2022 instead of the government’s claimed 7.11 percent, according to economist John Williams.

Many commentators, including me, were wrong when we previously claimed our grandkids will be paying off America’s massively unaffordable welfare state. We are all paying for it right now and are likely to be for much of our lives in inflation and other economic devastation.

Nobel Prize-winning economist Milton Friedman’s maxim that “inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon” — meaning, inflation is always caused by government overspending — predicts continued inflation for at least the next five years, if not longer.

That’s because government entities are continuing to engage in seriously inflationary actions. They’re doing this partly because of ideology, partly to buy votes, and partly because they prefer eating away Americans’ savings to paying off the unprecedented government debt that politicians have accumulated in the last 70 years enriching their friends and buying off voters.

Inflation Means Politicians Stealing from You

A 2021 Politico profile of a former U.S. Federal Reserve member noted, “Between 2008 and 2014, the Federal Reserve printed more than $3.5 trillion in new bills. To put that in perspective, it’s roughly triple the amount of money that the Fed created in its first 95 years of existence. Three centuries’ worth of growth in the money supply was crammed into a few short years.”

That dissenting former Federal Reserve committee member, Thomas Hoenig, “was worried primarily that the Fed was taking a risky path that would deepen income inequality, stoke dangerous asset bubbles and enrich the biggest banks over everyone else,” the profile says. “He also warned that it would suck the Fed into a money-printing quagmire that the central bank would not be able to escape without destabilizing the entire financial system.”

Essentially, the Federal Reserve has been helping Congress manufacture money to buy up the public debt they contracted by promising Americans more stuff than we can pay for. That’s been ongoing since the 1960s Great Society, which basically paid Americans with unaffordable entitlements to shut up about the steady loss of their constitutional freedoms, according to scholar Christopher Caldwell.

The Borrowing Will Go On Until It Can’t

In 2021, 41 percent of federal spending depended on borrowing. In 2022, 22 percent did. This means raising the cost of debt by hiking interest rates, as the Fed is now doing, could provoke a crisis because it would make Congress’s unsustainable behavior even more painful.

As a Manhattan Institute analysis by economist Brian Riedl notes, “rising interest rates risk pushing government interest costs, annual budget deficits, and total government debt to unsustainable levels … once the debt surges, even modest interest-rate movements can impose stratospheric costs.”

This would call years of government bluffing about the state of federal finances and institutions. It would require Congress not only to stop spending but to cut programs, which means angering voters. It would usher in the unavoidable and painful new era of managing America’s decline.

“Once a debt-and-interest-rate spiral begins, it is nearly impossible to escape without drastic inflation or fiscal consolidation,” Riedl notes.

However this ends, it is likely to include a lot of economic pain, one way or another. Here are just a few of the many indicators that inflationary times are not going away fast.

1. ‘Covid’ Overspending Continues Until at Least 2024

The funds for the sixth waste-packed “Covid relief bill” will be distributed to big-government donors, states, and local governments through the end of presidential election year 2024. Yes, the American Rescue Plan Act from Covid-tide sends states and local governments $350 billion that is still being rolled out — by design.

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2. Democrats and Republicans Recently Went on Even More Inflationary Spending Binges

In conjunction with Democrats’ mega-spending “infrastructure” and “green energy” bills soon after Covid that also helped them win Congress and the presidency in 2020, all this extra spending is projected to increase the federal debt by an unprecedented $6.5 trillion, costing more than the 20 years of U.S. occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, according to Riedl.

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3. Build Back Bankrupt Shoveled Yet More Out the Door for Years to Come

In 2022, the Biden administration managed to get its top-priority grab-bag of increased government spending signed into law. By spending more money the government does not have and imposing more taxes, the ridiculously named Inflation Reduction Act is likely to increase inflation, said a Tax Foundation analysis.

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4. Federal Officials Are Destroying the People’s Trust

Inflation happens “When money is no longer a trustworthy measure of value,” note Steve Forbes, Nathan Lewis, and Elizabeth Ames in their 2022 book, “Inflation.” Inflation is at least partly about a crisis of confidence in government — a warranted one, usually, because major inflation occurs as a result of politician malfeasance. Unfortunately, U.S. government officials are doing nothing to restore the people’s lost confidence in them — in fact, just the opposite.

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5. The U.S. Federal Government Is Effectively Bankrupt and Inflation Helps It Hide That

The on-books U.S. national debt of $31.5 trillion is just the tip of the iceberg. Our entitlement systems are about to start going bankrupt, adding trillions in additional financial burdens on taxpayers. Riedl notes, “The U.S. government is projected to run a staggering $112 trillion in budget deficits over the next three decades, driven mostly by Social Security and Medicare commitments that are already set in law.” 

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6. Child Scarcity Will Drive Higher Prices

In March 2022, The Wall Street Journal reported the opinion of retired British central banker Charles Goodhart that global structural factors will drive higher inflation for years to come. Goodhart helped Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher break inflation in the 1980s. He told the Journal that the rising global crisis of child scarcity will also push inflation up for decades.

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7. The People Who Did All This Are Still in Charge

This reality applies to nearly every major political problem: The same people who have created these messes are the same people who largely retain the power to respond to them. The same people writing massive spending bills that divert our economy away from productive labor and into rent-seekers’ pockets are still largely in charge of government spending.

(Read the interspersed paragraphs and the conclusion at The Federalist)

Additionally, I will provide four more reasons for continued high inflation

I would suggest that there are also four additional reasons for high inflation:

  • Too many Americans take the word of the traditional media (aka, main stream media) as gospel and the traditional media supports those in charge
  • The press/politicians still use COVID to scare a significant portion of the population into compliance (this hints at control past 2024)
  • As long as you have the money to take advantage of it, inflation can be a tool for gaining wealth. Therefore, inflation only hurts the middle and lower classes. Therefore, the powerbrokers have no reason to reign in inflation.
  • The Ukraine mess and its subsequent money pit remain a favorite of the ruling class. While I support any people who want to fight to rule themselves, we have to acknowledge that such support has a cost.

    Additionally, let’s not kid ourselves. Not all of the money sent to support the Ukrainian cause goes to weapons, blankets, or food for the Ukrainian people. (Does it, Big Guy?)

 

Losing our Free Speech to a Democrat COVID, part 2

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How the FBI hacked Twitter

Tablet Magazine outlines the methods used by the FBI as they got Twitter to do Biden’s bidding.

The FBI prepared America’s new public-private censorship regime for the 2020 election by falsely telling Twitter, as well as other social media platforms, press outlets, lawmakers, and staff members of the White House, that Russians were readying a hack and leak operation to dirty the Democratic candidate. Accordingly, when reports of a laptop owned by Hunter Biden and giving evidence of his family’s financial ties with foreign officials were published in October 2020, Twitter blocked them.

In the week before the election, the FBI field office in charge of investigating Hunter Biden sent multiple censorship requests to Twitter. The FBI has “some folks in the Baltimore field office and at [FBI headquarters] that are just doing keyword searches for violations,” a company lawyer wrote in a Nov. 3, 2020, email.

The documents also show that Twitter banished Trump after misrepresenting his posts as incitement to violence. With U.S. intelligence services reportedly using informants to provoke violence during the January 6th protest at the Capitol, the trap closed on Trump. Twitter and Facebook then moved to silence the outgoing president by denying him access to the global communications infrastructure.

The FBI unit designated to coordinate with social media companies during the 2020 election cycle was the Foreign Influence Task Force. It was set up in the fall of 2017 “to identify and counteract malign foreign influence operations” through, “strategic engagement with U.S. technology companies.” During the election cycle, according to the Twitter files, the unit “swelled to 80 agents and corresponded with Twitter to identify alleged foreign influence and election tampering of all kinds.”

The FBI’s chief liaison with Twitter was Elvis Chan, an agent from its Cyber Branch. Based in the San Francisco field office, Chan was also in communication with Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, Reddit and LinkedIn. Chan demanded user information that Twitter said it could not release outside of a “legal process.” In exchange, Chan promised to secure temporary security clearances for 30 Twitter employees a month before the election, presumably to give staff the same briefings on alleged Russian information operations provided to U.S. officials in classified settings.

But Twitter executives claimed they found little evidence of Russian activity on the site. So Chan badgered former head of site security Yoel Roth to produce evidence the FBI was serving its advertised mission of combating foreign influence operations when in fact it was focused on violating the First Amendment rights of Americans.

Chan briefed Twitter extensively on an alleged Russian hacking unit, APT28, or Fancy Bear, which was the same outfit that was claimed by Hillary Clinton campaign contractors to have hacked and leaked Democratic National Committee emails in 2016. According to Roth, the FBI had “rimed” him to attribute reports about Hunter Biden’s laptop to an APT28 hack-and-leak operation. Needless to say, the FBI’s reports—and subsequent “disinformation” claims—were themselves blatant disinformation, invented by the FBI, which had been in possession of the laptop for nearly a year.

Twitter was more than a one-way mirror: The FBI also seems to have embedded its own spy structure within the social media company to siphon off the personal data and behavior of users. Dozens of former intelligence officials were installed within Twitter after the election of Donald Trump. Some had active top secret security clearances. Twitter’s director of strategy was Dawn Burton, former FBI Director James Comey’s deputy chief of staff. Perhaps most significant was Baker himself, who appears to have led the FBI’s internal organization at the platform. Efforts to reach Baker for comment on this story were unsuccessful.

Baker left the FBI in 2018 under a cloud of suspicion. In 2017, the Justice Department investigated him for leaking to the press, and the Republican-led House of Representatives later investigated him for his role in Russiagate. Former congressional officials say that as part of the bureau’s 2016 investigation of the Trump campaign, Baker authored the warrant to spy on Trump’s inner circle.

After he departed the law enforcement agency, CNN rewarded him for his “resistance” activities—which boosted the network’s ratings to record levels—by hiring him as a legal analyst. The Washington, D.C.-based Brookings Institution brought Baker on board to contribute to its collusion-conspiracy website “Lawfare.” DOJ again investigated him in 2019 for leaking to the media while at the FBI. In June 2020, Baker joined Twitter as deputy general counsel. With his security clearances still active, he was Twitter’s liaison with U.S. intelligence agencies, where he reinforced the FBI’s external pressure from inside Twitter to censor the Biden laptop story.

Under Baker, Twitter became more than just an instrument to censor the opposition; it also spied on them. Newly released court documents show that Twitter coordinated with the DOJ to intercept the communications of users potentially dangerous to the Biden campaign, like Tara Reade, ​the former Biden Senate staffer who alleged that Biden had sexually assaulted her decades earlier. The DOJ subpoenaed her Twitter account, likely with the purpose of giving the company cover for finding out which journalists had contacted her about her allegations.

(Read Tablet Magazine to see the introductory material and the evidence presented after this section)

As maintained by many, to know what Democrats are doing, observe their accusations

As many have said, Democrats seem to accuse others of doing what they do.

So, when Hillary colluded to rig an election, she accused Trump of Russian collusion and it snowballed from there.

The Biden administration pressured Facebook to censor Fox News host Tucker Carlson

The Conservative Review discovered through emails how the Biden regime hounded Facebook to silence Tucker Carlson.

President Joe Biden’s administration actively pressured Facebook to censor Fox News host Tucker Carlson for criticizing the Covid shots, according to internal White House communication records obtained by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana.

In an email dated April 14, 2021, then-senior adviser to the president’s Covid response team, Andrew Slavitt, voiced dissatisfaction to a Facebook official that a video of Carlson questioning the left’s universal demand that people get the Covid jab was “Number one” on the platform, to which said official responded that they’d look into the matter. Later that same day, the Facebook representative informed the White House that while the “Tucker Carlson video does not qualify for removal under [Facebook’s] policies,” the company would label the clip with “a pointer to more authoritative COVID information” and work to limit its reach on the platform.

Facebook’s efforts did not meet the administration’s demands for greater censorship, however. In response to the representative, White House Director of Digital Strategy Robert Flaherty questioned how Carlson’s video didn’t violate Facebook’s existing policies and pressured the company to turn over information on the efficacy of its censorship practices.

“How was this not violative? The second half of the segment is raising conspiracy theories about the government hiding that all vaccines aren’t effective,” Flaherty claimed. “Moreover, you say reduced and demoted. What does that mean? There’s 40,000 shares on the video. Who is seeing it now? How many? How effective is that?”

“Not for nothing but last time we did this dance, it ended in an insurrection,” Flaherty added in an apparent reference to the platform’s handling of claims pertaining to the outcome of the 2020 presidential election and subsequent riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.

But the Biden White House’s habit of using Big Tech to silence dissenting voices on Covid-related information didn’t just stop at Carlson. A separate batch of emails released by the Missouri and Louisiana attorneys general reveals a concentrated endeavor between the administration and Facebook to reduce the “virality of vaccine hesitancy content,” even if such posts contained factually accurate information.

“As you know, in addition to removing vaccine misinformation, we have been focused on reducing the virality of content discouraging vaccines that does not contain actionable misinformation,” a Facebook representative told Slavitt in a March 21, 2021, email. “This is often-true content, which we allow at the post level … but it can be framed as sensation, alarmist, or shocking. We’ll remove these Groups, Pages, and Accounts when they are disproportionately promoting this sensationalized content.”

In addition to Facebook, Twitter was also a major player in the collusion efforts between the federal government and Big Tech to further squash free speech online. In an email dated August 11, 2022, Flaherty admonished Twitter for allowing posts contradicting White House claims to circulate on the platform, writing that “if your product is appending misinformation to our tweets[,] that seems like a pretty fundamental issue.”

Flaherty separately accused Twitter in a December 2021 email of “Total Calvinball” and “bending over backwards” to tolerate disfavored speech after the company refused to comply with demands from the administration to censor a video.

“This case is about the Biden Administration’s blatant disregard for the First Amendment and its collusion with social media companies [to] suppress speech it disagrees with,” said Missouri AG Andrew Bailey in a statement. “I will always fight back against unelected bureaucrats who seek to indoctrinate the people of this state by violating our constitutional right to free and open debate.”

(Read more at the Conservative Review)

Flaherty needs to be the center of every Republican advertisement for a while

Just because Flaherty so epitomizes the current Big Brother sentiment in government, we need to make it a distasteful central focus until it disappears.

We have done too much coddling of the woke.

Ted Cruz accuses the White House of “brazen censorship”

BizPacReview details the case where Senator Ted Cruz accused the White House of censorship in trying to silence Tucker Carlson over his vaccine stance.

Sen. Ted Cruz is helping to bring attention to the latest bombshell about Twitter.

The bombshell comes courtesy newly appointed Missouri Attorney General Andrew Bailey.

His predecessor, Eric Schmitt, had filed a lawsuit against the Biden administration, and that suit has finally borne some fruit: White House emails showing the Biden administration trying to pressure Twitter into silencing conservatives.

Case in point:

In the email seen above, White House digital director Rob Flaherty pressures Twitter into reducing the reach of posts published by Fox News hosts Tucker Carlson and Tomi Lahren.

“Since we’ve been on the phone — the top post about vaccines today is tucker Carlson saying they don’t work. Yesterday was Tomi Lehren saying she won’t take one. This is exactly why I want to know what ‘reduction’ actually looks like — if ‘reduction’ means ‘pumping our most vaccine hesitant audience with tucker Carlson saying it doesn’t work’ then … I’m not sure it’s reduction!” the email reads.

(Read more at BizPacReview)

This blatant government censorship must stop

My only question now is: “Why hasn’t Mr. Flaherty been fired?”

 

Losing our Free Speech to a Democrat COVID, part 1

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The White House COVID censorship machine

The Wall Street Journal details some of the censorship of Americans through Facebook and similar social media.

Newly released documents show that the White House has played a major role in censoring Americans on social media. Email exchanges between Rob Flaherty, the White House’s director of digital media, and social-media executives prove the companies put Covid censorship policies in place in response to relentless, coercive pressure from the White House—not voluntarily. The emails emerged Jan. 6 in the discovery phase of Missouri v. Biden, a free-speech case brought by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana and four private plaintiffs represented by the New Civil Liberties Alliance.

On March 14, 2021, Mr. Flaherty emailed a Facebook executive (whose name we’ve redacted as a courtesy) with the subject line “You are hiding the ball” and a link to a Washington Post article about Facebook’s own research into “the spread of ideas that contribute to vaccine hesitancy,” as the paper put it. “I think there is a misunderstanding,” the executive wrote back. “I don’t think this is a misunderstanding,” Mr. Flaherty replied. “We are gravely concerned that your service is one of the top drivers of vaccine hesitancy—period. . . . We want to know that you’re trying, we want to know how we can help, and we want to know that you’re not playing a shell game. . . . This would all be a lot easier if you would just be straight with us.”

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

Why not state it explicitly, Mr. Flaherty?

Come out like a mob boss and say, “You’ve got a nice horse there. It would be terrible if someone killed it, so why don’t you pay us protection monies?”

Obviously, there is no free speech in the open market regarding health matters. Although the Democrats like to call reference to science, they don’t want to allow the discussion that science requires. They just want their side heard.

Democrats were warned Russian bot theory was false

The Washington Times tells us how the Democrats were warned that the theory of Russian bots was a red herring.

Democratic lawmakers insisted Russian bots had overtaken Twitter and were being used to boost Republican talking points, despite warnings by platform executives that the claim was untrue, according to the latest installment of the “Twitter Files.”

Twitter employees warned several top Democrats that their theory of a Russian troll takeover on the platform lacked evidence. The lawmakers peddled the assertion in an attempt to swat down the Republican-led House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence’s memo in 2018 that detailed FBI surveillance abuses against Trump insiders.

Those warnings were outright ignored, Elon Musk’s latest batch of files revealed Thursday.

Rep. Adam B. Schiff and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, both California Democrats, seized on the idea that the Kremlin’s troll farm was behind a trending hashtag on the platform calling for the release of a classified memo submitted by Rep. Devin Nunes, California Republican and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chairman, detailing the FBI abuses and the role of the debunked “Steele dossier.”

In an open letter days after the memo was drafted, the Democratic lawmakers said the hashtag had “gained the immediate attention and assistance of social media accounts linked to Russian influence operations,” and accused Mr. Nunes of distorting classified information in the memo.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, wrote a separate open letter denouncing the Nunes memo adding that he found it “reprehensible that Russian agents have so eagerly manipulated innocent Americans.”

Those open letters were coupled with hit pieces by media outlets widely dismissing the Republican-led memo as a joke.

(Read more at the Washington Times)

This cannot be put to anything but willful blindness

Since the bought-and-paid-for Democrats (at least those on the payroll of Hillary and Bill) had created the Steele dossier, it seems reasonable that they would try to sell the Russian bot theory. However, thankfully, many Americans think independently.

Problem is, if the media repeats a lie long enough with enough fervor, many will come to adopt it.

Thus, we are being lead into blindness.

 

The truth is that Biden’s IRS has and will target the poor

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When House Republicans try to cut the number of IRS agents, Biden acts like the Republicans have attacked the poor

Politico explores the notion that Biden can just attack those who would question his shortcomings in top secret documents, border policy, supply chain, energy policy, inflation, attacking political opposition, and other issues.

TREND WATCH — Per FiveThirtyEight, President JOE BIDEN’s average approval rating is now 44.1%, the highest it’s been since October 2021.

IS BEST DEFENSE A GOOD OFFENSE? — January is a time of new beginnings in Washington. A new Congress. A new Republican-led House. A new speaker, KEVIN McCARTHY. New investigations into Biden by GOP-helmed committees.

And now, in light of all of the above, there’s a new effort from the White House to go on offense against Republicans like never before.

Like so many Washington trends these days, it started with a tweet.

“It’s a giant tax cut for rich tax cheats. Bill #1 from the new House GOP,” RON KLAIN, the very online White House chief of staff, wrote in a Monday afternoon tweet about an effort to roll back Biden’s IRS funding boost. Later that evening, VP KAMALA HARRISechoed the sentiment, accusing House Republicans of “rushing to … allow too many millionaires, billionaires and corporations to cheat the system.”

On its face, those messages can seem fairly run-of-the-mill. But a closer look reveals the change at hand — one informed by a few key calculations:

1. The era of big bipartisan successes on the Hill is likely over (for now).

In the run-up to the midterms, Biden and his allies consistently called out Republicans on a wide array of issues. But given a 50-50 Senate and the reality of needing some GOP support to advance a legislative agenda, there was reluctance to go all-out in framing Republicans as the enemy.

Those days are gone — though the White House promises Biden is ready to cut bipartisan deals with the GOP.

A Republican House is unlikely to advance any of Biden’s legislative priorities heading into a presidential election, and a Democratic Senate is equally unlikely to rubber-stamp any of McCarthy’s. The reality is that there are a small number of issues with room for bipartisan legislative success ahead of 2024; when it comes to going after Republicans, there’s not much benefit to keeping the powder dry.

2. Most legislative efforts will aim to frame the debate, not enact laws.

This is a reality that both Republicans and Democrats understand, given the split control of the Hill. To cite just one example, House Republicans know that the abortion-related bills they passed without any Democratic votes on Wednesday stand no shot of becoming law; it was a messaging exercise and an effort to show that they were living up to their campaign-season promises.

And as Republicans eagerly move to show they’re fighting Biden and advancing a conservative agenda, Biden and his team are eager to use those efforts to draw a contrast.

“[President Biden] believes that an important part of that process is being honest with his colleagues and the American people about disagreements, like his opposition to preventing wealthy tax cheats from foisting the tax burden onto middle-class families or subjecting our military to budget cuts,” White House deputy press secretary ANDREW BATES said in a statement when asked about the “tax cheat” messaging on display this week.

(Read the last point at Politico)

However, if you ignore the political debate and look at the facts, the Democrats have depleted more of what the poor rely on and audit more of the poor through the IRS

Obviously the lies of the Democrat press and the lies of Democrat politicians work for 44.1% of those polled by FiveThirtyEight.

It looks like some may not believe their lying eyes when Biden tells them prices are falling and Democrats are protecting their rights.

However, if you look at the next few articles, you will see that the progressives have depleted Social Security and Medicare. Additionally, you will find that the IRS focuses more of their efforts on middle class and poor Americans.

Touching on a topic the Democrats have been gaslighting for years: the solvency of Social Security

Social Security and Medicare are approaching insolvency

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget exposes a bit of Democrat gaslighting: Social Security and Medicare can no longer be piggy banks to progressive Democrats and Republicans.

The Social Security and Medicare Trustees released their annual reports on the state of the trust funds today. The Trustees find that Medicare’s Hospital Insurance trust fund will be insolvent by 2028, Social Security’s Old-Age and Survivors Insurance trust fund will run out of reserves by 2034, and the theoretically combined Social Security trust funds will be insolvent by 2035. Upon insolvency, Social Security benefits will be reduced across-the-board by 20 percent under current law while Medicare Hospital Insurance payments will be reduced by 10 percent.

The following is a statement from Maya MacGuineas, president of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget:

Social Security is only 13 years from insolvency and Medicare is only 6 years. Policymakers need to get their heads out of the sand and stop pretending these vital programs’ funding issues will fix themselves.

Today’s youngest retirees will be 68 years old when Medicare runs out of reserves and 75 years old when Social Security becomes insolvent. Workers under the age of 55 will retire into an insolvent system. At the time of Social Security insolvency, all beneficiaries will face a 20 percent cut in their benefits if we do nothing.

Social Security’s 3.4 percent of payroll shortfall is a slight improvement from last year but would still require the equivalent of a 20 percent benefit reduction or a 26 percent tax increase to close. If we wait until 2035, benefits would need to be cut by a quarter or taxes raised by a third, and we wouldn’t be able to give workers and retirees time to adjust to this new reality.

Combined with last week’s projections from CBO, we have a bleak fiscal future ahead of us. It doesn’t have to be this way – we can start enacting thoughtful reforms that increase revenue, reduce spending, lower health care costs, stamp out today’s rampant inflation, help grow the economy, and secure our trust funds. But first policymakers need to open their eyes to the challenges we face.

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Read our preliminary analysis here: Trustees: Social Security and Medicare Headed for Insolvency in 13 and 6 Years

(Read the whole letter from this government agency at the CRFB)

Truth of this matter is that, by shorting Social Security, progressives have abandoned the poor

By taking funds out of the Social Security net and using it for other progressive causes, both Republican and Democrat progressives have lead the poor out onto the branch of Social Security just as it gets sawed off or breaks of its own weight.

You may remember a lie of Joe’s where he said that he wouldn’t raise taxes on the poor. Well, maybe that’s quibbling over the semantics between raising taxes and auditing

In 2022, the IRS went after the very poorest taxpayers

Reason exposes the fact that Joe’s IRS went heavily after poor and middle class citizens in 2022.

On Wednesday, Syracuse University’s Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC) released data provided to it by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on audits performed by the agency in fiscal year 2022. Despite the infusion of new funding earmarked for the IRS via last year’s Inflation Reduction Act, the agency continued historic trends of hassling primarily low-income taxpayers, with relatively few millionaires and billionaires getting caught up in the audit sweep.

“The taxpayer class with unbelievably high audit rates—five and a half times virtually everyone else—were low-income wage-earners taking the earned income tax credit,” reported TRAC, noting that the poorest taxpayers are “easy marks in an era when IRS increasingly relies upon correspondence audits yet doesn’t have the resources to assist taxpayers or answer their questions.”

In fact, “if one ignores the fiction of auditing a millionaire through simply sending a letter through the mail, the odds that millionaires received a regular audit by a revenue agent (1.1%) was actually less than the audit rate of the targeted lowest income wage-earners whose audit rate was 1.27 percent!”

The Inflation Reduction Act, passed in August 2022, directed $80 billion worth of new funding over the next decade to the IRS so it could hire 87,000 new workers, purportedly to better target millionaire and billionaire scofflaws. The Biden administration and credulous journalists claimed that this would in no way increase audits for those making under $400,000 annually—suspect assurances not provided within the text of the actual bill. This increased capacity meant only those at the top would be targeted, supporters insisted. But this ignores how the IRS’s incentives work and how agency-wide reform might be too heavy of a lift.

Correspondence audits—which are conducted via mail, and are the type frequently used when interacting with the poorest of taxpayers—are much easier and cheaper to conduct than other types of audits. Plus, the earned income tax credit is easy to get wrong. The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office estimates that new hires with experience in the field will take almost three years of ramp-up time, with more junior new hires taking longer. The lag time between 2022’s infusion of funding, and legitimately increased capacity, will be enormous—if the agency can even snag the best in the industry when TurboTax and H&R Block will surely be swelling their own ranks. It makes sense that, given a dearth of experienced auditors not likely to be fixed soon, the agency would rely on the easiest and least time-consuming types of audits.

(Read five reasons Biden’s suggestion [that audits will fall on the rich] will not work at Reason)

Maybe we are quibbling semantics, but when the major target of audits is the poor, then saying you don’t raise their taxes doesn’t matter

Additionally, if you vote on social justice, how much justice is there in Biden’s promise to soak the rich, but his practice of auditing the poor?

 

A tale of two justice systems — Updated

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A tale of two justice systems

The documents stored in Biden’s garage could have been accessed by Hunter, because Hunter was the previous owner of the property.

The garage used by Biden to store secret documents could have been accessed by drug-addicted Hunter, because Hunter was the previous owner of the property.

Biden’s situation Trump’s situation
Biden (as Vice President with no authority to classify or declassify documents) took Obama regime top secret documents. Trump (as President with authority to classify and declassify documents) took Trump administration documents.
Biden left these documents at a think tank at the University of Pennsylvania where Chinese donors contributed a total of $54.6 million in donations between 2014 and 2019. Additionally, Joe Biden received nearly $1 million from the University of Pennsylvania as an honorary professor between 2017 to 2019. Despite the years of Democrat accusations, the Mueller Report stated that there was no proof of collusion between President Trump and Russia (or other nations). In contrast to Biden, Trump gave up his income from his private sources during his time in office.
Biden left the University of Pennsylvania documents at an unsecured location. Chances are high that the lawyer who discovered those documents did not have top-secret clearance. Mar-a-Lago was a secure location. It has a Secret Service detail. It has staffers with proper security clearances..
Biden held classified documents including US intelligence memos and briefing materials that covered topics including Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom. Trump took documents covering the reach of the deep state into the lives of everyday Americans.
Biden may have only taken 10 files with the first discovery. However, this is hidden due to the secret nature of the documents. Trump may have taken hundreds of documents. However, this is hidden due to the secret nature of the documents.
Both Garland and the DOJ knew of Biden’s top secret documents on 2 November 2022, but did not announce their existence until January. Garland had the FBI raid Mar-a-Lago for maximum political effect.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has assigned John Lausch to do nothing but review classified material that was discovered at a Biden think tank. Garland decided to throw the heavy hand of the law against political enemies by appointing a special prosecutor on 18 November 2022.
Biden’s second set of “discovered” documents were in his “locked” garage with his sportscar. Don’t even talk about how the safe in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago office was supposedly “insecure” after this.
Update
The garage used to store secret documents by Biden could have been accessed by drug-addicted Hunter Biden, because Hunter Biden previously owned it. Lawyers received instructions to secure Trump’s document room months before the FBI search at Mar-a-Lago.
Additional Update
With the naming of a special counsel to review both the Biden and the Trump secret documents, a pretense of equal treatment began to be spread in the media. However, not all of Biden’s properties and not all of the relatives (like Melania’s clothes or Barron’s) have been searched. Additionally, while Biden’s lawyers have either conducted the searches or been present during the searches, Trump’s lawyers were kept away from Mar-a-Lago during the raid
Further Update
The additional files found fall under both Joe’s time as Vice President and as Senator (neither of which positions give him the right to hold secret documents). The DOJ withholding this information constitutes election interference for both the midterms and the Georgia senatorial elections. The DOJ actions toward Biden makes the raids on Mar-a-Lago even more suspicious in their implications for election interference.

 

And you thought Biden’s classified documents couldn’t get more screwed up

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What to do about Biden’s classified documents?

The Washington Examiner allows us to share the wisdom of Byron York as he explains bits an pieces of the imbalances between the Biden and Trump cases.

WHAT TO DO ABOUT BIDEN’S CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS? CBS News reported that Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a U.S. attorney to investigate classified documents found in an office used by President Joe Biden after he left the vice presidency.

What???!!! Does that mean the current president improperly held classified documents like his predecessor, former President Donald Trump, is accused of doing? As if on cue, reporters at a number of news outlets jumped into action, determined to explain to readers that the cases are totally different. Worried that Republicans would “seize” on the news to suggest an equivalence between Biden and Trump, many in the media sought to portray the two investigations as entirely dissimilar affairs: Trump bad, Biden not bad.

But there are some distinct similarities, both in what we know and what we don’t know, about the Biden and Trump investigations. First, the most obvious: Both men apparently kept classified information at a place they used for business after leaving office. As commentators reminded us many, many times during the Trump investigation, that can be a very serious problem. Both men had the highest access to classified information, Biden as vice president and Trump as president. And both men left those high offices to set up working spaces in other places, Biden at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C., and Trump at Mar-a-Lago, his private club and home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Here is a really important similarity. In neither case do we know what the classified documents were. All through the Trump investigation, with so much sensational and overwrought reporting — all through that time, the public never knew what the documents were that Trump allegedly mishandled. Were they truly the nation’s most important national security secrets? Or were they examples of the overclassification that plagues the federal government, when noncritical information is classified at a higher level than it deserves, if it should be classified at all? We don’t know the answer in the Trump case, and we don’t know the answer in the Biden case.

There are reports that the Biden documents include “U.S. intelligence memos and briefing materials that covered topics including Ukraine, Iran, and the United Kingdom,” according to CNN. That could obviously be important, given, to cite just one reason, the Biden family’s business interests in Ukraine. With Trump, there were reports that the Mar-a-Lago documents included “highly sensitive intelligence regarding Iran and China,” according to the Washington Post. Of course, the Post also reported the Trump materials included “classified documents relating to nuclear weapons,” although no other news outlet seemed to have confirmed that big scoop. The bottom line on all of that, both the Biden and the Trump documents, is that the public doesn’t know. People have no way to assess the seriousness of the situation if they don’t know what the classified documents are.

All those unknowns did not stop the commenting class from going nuts about Trump’s Mar-a-Lago classified documents. With Biden, the commentary is much more restrained.

(Read more at Washington Examiner)

Of course, this follows from the Bryon York article quoted yesterday

As noted yesterday, it does against American jurisprudence to conduct secret trials. Furthermore, the Trump public trials (Russiagate to the Mar-a-Lago raid) were all based on “secret evidence” (be it rumors of prostitutes being paid to urinate on beds, evidence of collusion with Russians, or evidence of nuclear codes). In American courts, we need to know what we are being charged with and we must be able to face our accusers. This is not how the Democrats are setting up any of these trials.

Biden aides find a second batch of classified documents at a new location

NewsMax reports on a second batch of classified documents found at a Biden location.

Aides to President Joe Biden have discovered at least one additional batch of classified documents in a location separate from the Washington, D.C., office he used after serving as vice president, NBC News reported Wednesday, citing an unnamed source.

Biden aides have been searching for additional classified materials that might be in other locations after a set of documents was found in November at a Washington think tank, according to NBC News.

The White House seemed to be struggling for answers about the latest revelations, acknowledging the discovery of the second set of classified documents.

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre grew frustrated with a reporter pressing for answers..

“Ed, we don’t need to have this,” Jean-Pierre told CBS News’ Ed O’Keefe, who she suggested was a media ally to the White House. “We work very well together. We don’t need to have this kind of confrontation.

“You don’t need to be contentious with me here.”

Jean-Pierre also refused to answer questions from The Associated Press on when he was briefed on the doc discoveries, with O’Keefe having asked if there was any link to the Nov. 2 timing — days before the midterm elections.

(Read more at NewsMax)

Biden responds to questions about the top secret documents (video)

 

Digging into both the Biden top secret documents and the Trump documents

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Reminder: Vice President Biden had no authority to declassify secret documents he took to his think tank

The Daily Wire reported on what they thought was a breaking story on 9 January 2023 (although other sources — such as the next article below — reveal the Department of “Justice” knew of these files before the midterms).

Attorney General Merrick Garland has reportedly assigned U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch to review classified material from President Joe Biden’s time as vice-president that was discovered at a Biden think tank.

CBS News reported that the approximately 10 documents were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.

The files were discovered by Biden’s personal attorneys when they “were packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate office space at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.”

The attorneys said that the information was found in a box with other materials that were not classified.

CNN reported that some of the classified materials that were discovered included top-secret files designated as “sensitive compartmented information,” which means that the materials include highly sensitive information obtained from intelligence sources.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

President Trump could declare documents to be unclassified or classified. Vice President Biden clearly broke the law by taking these classified documents

According to NBC News a limit to the presidential power to classify and declassify documents rests in the Atomic Energy Act.

Sitting presidents do have “unilateral and complete authority” to declassify material, though it doesn’t fully extend to information classified under the Atomic Energy Act, said national security attorney Bradley P. Moss.

Oddly, just as Byron York (published in Northwest Georgia News) pointed out that the Democrats’ “nuclear code” excuse depended on the Democrats’ “secret evidence” argument.

Think back five years to the frenzy of news reporting and commentary over what was called Trump-Russia “collusion” — the allegation that the 2016 Trump campaign conspired with Russia to fix the presidential election. Most of the coverage, and especially the commentary, seemed predicated on the belief that collusion did, in fact, take place. But later, in one of history’s great never minds, the extensive investigation of special counsel Robert Mueller was unable to establish that Trump-Russia collusion — prosecutors called it conspiracy or coordination — ever occurred at all. The Mueller team spent years investigating an alleged crime and in the end concluded they could not establish that the alleged crime even took place, much less who did it.

The striking feature of the media’s collusion talkathon in 2017 and 2018 was that much of it was based on secret evidence. There were super-secret recordings of Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s first national security adviser, talking to the Russians. There was secret evidence gathered by a secret FBI investigation. There was secret testimony to Mueller’s prosecutors. And there was, famously, a secret dossier of Trump allegations. (Unlike the other examples, the dossier was actually revealed early in the investigation, which led fair-minded observers to suspect, correctly, that it was a fraud.)

Why re-tell that story? Because there is a new special counsel investigation of Trump, now a candidate for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. Attorney General Merrick Garland instructed the new counsel, Jack Smith, to investigate two matters: Trump’s alleged role in inciting the Jan. 6 riot and the “investigation involving classified documents and other presidential records, as well as the possible obstruction of that investigation.” What is notable about the second topic, the documents investigation, is how much, like earlier probes, it is based on secret evidence.

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It is in the “public interest.” This is not just a legal case, Garland was saying, but one in which the public has a significant interest, and therefore one the DOJ must treat differently from other cases. The department must take steps to ensure public confidence in the investigation.

The heart of the documents case appears to be allegations that Trump improperly handled classified documents. But, of course, there are different degrees of classification, and beyond that, there is a widespread consensus that the government classifies too many documents to begin with. So to make Trump’s offense, his memento-collecting, sound as serious as possible, there have been leaks suggesting that he mishandled the most sensitive documents that the government has.

In the early weeks of the investigation, there were leaks that Trump’s papers were “classified documents relating to nuclear weapons,” in the words of the Washington Post, and also documents involving clandestine human sources who could face death or imprisonment in foreign lands if their identities were released through Trump’s actions. There were papers that “could reveal carefully guarded secrets about U.S. intelligence-gathering methods,” causing “grave concern” in the intelligence community, the Post reported. “At least one of the documents seized by the FBI describes Iran’s missile program,” the Post continued. “Other documents described highly sensitive intelligence work aimed at China.”

Here is the problem. The investigation is in the “public interest,” according to the attorney general, but no one in the public knows what the documents are. Other than the broadly worded reports based on leaks, the public has no idea what they might be. Yes, the Justice Department released a staged photo of documents and cover pages that said TOP SECRET/SCI lying on a carpet at Mar-a-Lago, but no one in the public knows what they are. There is no way for any member of the public to evaluate the evidence.

(Read the rest at Northwest Georgia News)

Secret evidence and secret trials goes against everything in American jurisprudence. Being able to face your accusers and review the evidence against you stand as central rights.

Even if this were Biden, that should not be allowed to stand.

When it comes to a fellow conservative, it really will not stand.

Biden’s secret documents were known before the midterms

MarketWatch revealed that Biden’s secret documents were found before the 2022 elections. (Bolding is mine for emphasis.)

The Justice Department is reviewing a batch of potentially classified documents found in the Washington office space of President Joe Biden’s former institute, the White House said Monday.

Special counsel to the president Richard Sauber said “a small number of documents with classified markings” were discovered as Biden’s personal attorneys were clearing out the offices of the Penn Biden Center, where the president kept an office after he left the vice presidency in 2017 until shortly before he launched his 2020 presidential campaign in 2019. The documents were found on Nov. 2, 2022, in a “locked closet” in the office, Sauber said.

(Read more at MarketWatch)

This could have been a headline for an honest press and an honest Department of “Justice”

One has to ask these questions of the Biden team:

  • Since there were complaints by Democrats of security around the Secret-Service-protected Mar-a-Lago (where they speculated that just anyone could get past the Secret Service and into the locked safe in Trump’s closet), who had access to that closet at the University of Pennsylvania?
  • Since we know that the CCP provided $54.6 million in donations to the University of Pennsylvania between 2014 and 2019, could any CCP representatives have intercepted these top secret files on Ukraine?
  • Since this deals with Ukraine (as did the Hunter laptop story that Twitter/Facebook/Google and the main stream media suppressed at the request of Biden’s FBI), does this point toward a further corrupting of the FBI?

Biden could consider applying his own words on classified documents to this situation — he might also consider impeachable offenses

The New York Post not only provides us the words of Joe Biden regarding his opinion of classified documents taken by President Trump, but also a window into the payments made by the University of Pennsylvania to Joe Biden. Millions of the dollars to that university came from the Chinese Communist Party.

During a “60 Minutes” interview with Scott Pelley in September of last year, Biden ripped Trump as “totally irresponsible” for keeping classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago club and residence. 

“When you saw the photograph of the top-secret documents laid out on the floor at Mar-a-Lago, what did you think to yourself? Looking at that image,” Pelley asked Biden.

“How that could possibly happen,” the president answered. “How one –  anyone could be that irresponsible. And I thought what data was in there that may compromise sources and methods? By that I mean names of people who helped or –  et cetera. And it just – totally irresponsible.”

Federal authorities have recovered some 300 classified documents from the Trump presidency at Mar-a-Lago and other storage sites since January 2021, spurring a federal criminal investigation into violations by Trump and his associates of the Presidential Records Act.

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The Penn Biden Center think tank was founded in 2018 and is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. The center purports to be “completely independent of the Biden administration.”

Biden earned nearly $1 million from the University of Pennsylvania to be an honorary professor from 2017 to 2019, despite appearing rarely at the Ivy League school.

The school has raked in millions in anonymous donations from China since putting Biden’s name on the think tank, including $15.8 million in Chinese gifts in 2017 and one staggering $14.5 million donation in May 2018, records show.

The University of Pennsylvania has received a total of $54.6 million in donations from China between 2014 and 2019, The Post reported in April of 2022.

(Read more at the New York Post)

The worst thing about all of this is that Democrats will condemn the nation to the rule of a tyrant rather than condemn one of their own

Recently, Leslie Stahl complained that Republicans were an “embarrassment to their party and an embarrassment to the nation” by participating in the Democratic process and debating the matters leading to the election of the Speaker of the House. For just a week, they debated. When it came to the autocratically-selected January 6 committee and the long period they spent on their hearings and findings, I don’t remember similar complaints from Stahl.

But she, as do most Democrats, detests the real democratic system.

Trump took documents as the chief executive in his case to prove deep state actions against Americans

The Business Insider shares Trump’s belief that the documents he saved would demonstrate the reach of the deep state into American life.

President Donald Trump pushed aides to preserve documents from the Russia investigation that he believed exonerated him, because he believed that Joe Biden would destroy them, Rolling Stone reported.

Trump told multiple people at the end of his presidency, including some who work in the White House, that he was worried that the incoming administration would destroy the papers, the report said.

He was afraid they would shred, bury, or destroy the documents, Rolling Stone reported.

Trump, the report said, believed the documents would reveal a so-called “Deep State” plot against him — a theory he and allies have regularly repeated, which claimed that people within the government were trying to frustrate him and his goals.

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Biden took top secret documents while he was an underling without clearance and deposited them at a China-affiliated university

Even CNN lays out the top secret nature of the documents pushed away to the “think tank” at the CCP-supported University of Pennsylvania.

The classified materials included some top-secret files with the “sensitive compartmented information” designation, also known as SCI, which is used for highly sensitive information obtained from intelligence sources.

After the discovery, Biden’s lawyers immediately contacted the National Archives and Records Administration, which started looking into the matter, the source said. Biden’s team cooperated with NARA, which later came to view the situation as a mistake due to lack of safeguards for documents, the source said.

In November, NARA sent a referral to the Justice Department to look into the matter, a source with knowledge of the situation told CNN.

(Read more at CNN)

Odd how we can occasionally find truth even in CNN

It is not often, but sometimes truth does leak out in the oddest of places.

The unethical Department of “Justice” and the immoral Attorney General knew of these top secret documents before the 2022 midterms

The Washington Examiner quotes John Solomon as he outlines the ways the Dodgers of Justice (DOJ) and the top Biden government attorney have sullied their reputations again. (Bolding is mine for emphasis.)

Journalist John Solomon claimed that the delayed disclosure that classified documents were found in an office that used to be occupied by President Joe Biden has turned the political and legal tables on Biden, in an op-ed published Tuesday.

Solomon, the editor-in-chief and founder of Just The News, said that the classified documents that allegedly came from the Obama-Biden administration have raised “troubling new questions,” including whether there are additional documents missing from when Biden was the vice president, whether the delay in relaying the information to the public was for political reasons, and whether any foreign powers had access to the files.

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At least 10 classified documents were discovered at an office in the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C., in November. The office was used by Biden from 2017 until 2019, when he launched his presidential campaign.

Solomon additionally pointed out that United States Attorney General Merrick Garland knew of Biden’s documents before he announced the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate former President Donald Trump’s handling of the classified documents at Mar-a-Lago on Nov. 18. Garland and the Justice Department were informed of Biden’s documents on Nov. 2, 2022.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

As previously noted, Democrats like Garland have always put allegiance to tyrants over allegiance to the people. The actions of Garland noted above only prove it.

Since both Garland and the DOJ knew of Biden’s top secret documents on 2 November 2022, Garland should not have appointed a special prosecutor for the Trump case on 18 November 2022.

If the Department of “Justice” were anything more than an always-on-call legal team for Democrats, then there would have been large-scale resignations from this group of flacks when Garland called for a special prosecutor against Trump.

If Garland were anything but a ticked-off Democrat angling to get even for not getting onto the Supreme Court, he would have refused to come to President Dementia’s defense and would have hung him out to dry.

US intelligence materials related to Ukraine, Iran, and UK found in Biden’s private office

CNN explains how Ukraine and Iran again come to the center of another Biden scandal.

Among the items from Joe Biden’s time as vice president discovered in a private office last fall are 10 classified documents including US intelligence memos and briefing materials that covered topics including Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom, according to a source familiar with the matter.

Attorney General Merrick Garland has received a preliminary report on the documents inquiry, a law enforcement source said, and now faces the critical decision on how to proceed, including whether to open a full-blown criminal investigation.

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The documents were discovered on November 2, just six days before the midterm elections, but the matter only became public Monday due to news reports.

(Read more at the CNN)

Memory-challenged Democrats: What might Biden hide regarding Ukraine and Iran?

What little bits of information might Biden want to lay out in an unguarded office for Chinese or other agents to stumble across when it comes to top-secret files with the “sensitive compartmented information” designation concerning Iran and Ukraine?

 

If Biden did not cheat his way into office, explain these things

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While I know that the articles cited do not point to a clinical definition of guilt when it comes to proving that Biden cheated during the 2020 election, the discussion of that topic has been disabled by Biden and other Democrats from the moment that the election took place.

Therefore, this post will look at other indicators still available for discussion.

Explain why Joe Biden awarded two 2020 election workers with Presidential Citizens Medals

South Carolina CBS affiliate WRDW reports how Joe Biden awarded Georgia election workers with Presidential Citizens Medals on the “anniversary of the January 6 Capitol riot.”

Two Fulton County election workers will receive the presidential citizens medal on Friday in a ceremony at the White House.

President Joe Biden will present Ruby Freeman and Shaye Moss with the medal, which the president is presenting for his first time in office. The ceremony is taking place on the two-year anniversary of the 2021 U.S. Capitol riot.

Biden is presenting the medal to 10 others “who made exemplary contributions to our democracy surrounding January 6, 2021,” the White House said in the a statement. “These heroes demonstrated courage and selflessness during a moment of peril for our nation. They include Capitol Police, Metropolitan Police, election workers, and officials at the state and local level.”

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The White House said the presidential citizens medal is awarded to individuals who have “performed exemplary deeds of service for their country or their fellow citizens,” and is one of the nation’s highest civilian honors.

Freeman served as an election worker in Fulton County during the 2020 election. “Ms. Freeman worked to ensure that the people of Georgia could vote freely and fairly, and, for simply doing her job, was forced to withstand efforts to overturn the election that targeted and threatened her and her family,” the White House said.

Moss, who is Freeman’s daughter, was also a Fulton County election worker in 2020. The White House said Moss was subjected to threats and harassment in the wake of the election.

(Read additional details at WRDW)

If Joe Biden did not cheat his way into office, why reward these election workers?

This seems a lot like an award for not spilling the beans on Biden’s dirty little secret.

Explain why Black Lives Matter activists can get their trials moved, but 6 January defendants cannot

American Greatness explains how those entrapped by the FBI and DOJ in the 6 January 2021 “riot” (where police opened the doors to the Capitol and people strolled through the buildings) cannot get a fair trial.

The first set of trials for the hundreds of protesters charged in the Justice Department’s sweeping criminal investigation into January 6 begins later this month. Since the Capitol building is considered the scene of the crime, every trial will be held in the District of Columbia—which means the jury pool will be composed solely of residents living in the nation’s capital.

To say this is a problem for Trump supporters facing even minor charges is a huge understatement.

January 6 defendants already have suffered the wrath of D.C.-based federal judges who’ve imposed unusually harsh prison sentences for low level misdemeanors and nonviolent felonies while routinely berating defendants from the bench.

For example, before sentencing a man who pleaded guilty to “parading” in the Capitol to serve 14 days in prison, D.C. District Court Judge Amit Mehta, an Obama appointee, declared that January 6 protesters were “told lies, told falsehoods, told our election was stolen when it clearly was not.” The defendant, Mehta claimed, “was a pawn in a game directed and played by people who should know better.”

Now the fate of hundreds of January 6 defendants is in the hands of biased judges like Mehta and a city populated with government workers who voted nearly 94 percent for Joe Biden in 2020, prompting some defense attorneys to try to move trials out of Washington. In July, a defense lawyer in one high-profile case filed a change of venue motion before Judge Mehta that explained why January 6 defendants could not get a fair trial in such a heavily Democratic, politically obsessed  city. “The level of antipathy towards Trump and his supporters in the District is off the charts and makes it impossible to find an impartial jury,” David W. Fischer, the attorney representing Thomas Caldwell, charged in the multi-defendant Oath Keepers prosecution.

Politicians and the media continue falsely to portray January 6 defendants as racists, Fischer continued, an accusation certain to enrage potential jurors in a city evenly split between blacks and left-wing whites. “President Biden, in a speech ironically advertised as intended to heal America’s racial divide, referred to January 6th Trump protesters as ‘thugs, insurrectionists, political extremists, and white supremacists.’ At his confirmation hearing, Attorney General Merrick Garland pledged to ‘supervise the prosecution of white supremacists and others who stormed the Capitol on 6 January.’”

District residents “largely style themselves as chic, sophisticated, worldly, high-brow urbanites . . . repulsed by rural America’s traditional values, patriotism, religion, gun ownership, and perceived lack of education,” Fischer concluded, and further noted he has heard other D.C.-based defense attorneys refer to Trump supporters as “hillbillies” and “white trash.”

Judge Mehta, who has lived in or near Washington almost all of his adult life and clearly blames Donald Trump for what happened in his hometown last January, took umbrage at Fischer’s description of D.C.’s population as intolerant and hostile to American values.

Admitting the court may encounter difficulties in seating an impartial jury, Mehta nonetheless insisted that he has “never, not once in my time as a judge or a defense lawyer, thought that the people of the District of Columbia who’ve served on juries have done anything other than the job they’ve been asked to, which is dispassionately view the evidence without regard to what the conduct is that’s alleged and who the defendant is.”

Then again, as Mehta and other judges routinely observe, January 6 is a precedent-breaking event.

He denied the motion to move the trial.

Two new surveys, however, prove it will be impossible to find objective jurors in Washington. D.C. residents clearly have their minds made up about what happened that day.

poll conducted last month by John Zogby on behalf of a January 6 defendant showed that 95 percent of D.C. residents are either very or somewhat familiar with the events of January 6; the majority receive their news about the Capitol protest from national news sources, the same corporate media running a nonstop loop of coverage on the alleged “insurrection.”

Which is why 74 percent of D.C. residents believe anyone who was inside the Capitol building on January 6 should be convicted of insurrection. Sixty-four percent believe that even if someone did not commit a crime of violence that day, the defendant should still be held responsible for other people who did—roughly the same percentage think the four-hour disturbance on January 6 “posed a dire threat to our nation and our democracy.”

Defense attorneys for Gabriel Garcia—arrested over a year ago on several nonviolent offenses related to January 6—commissioned the Zogby poll and cited the results in a change of venue motion before Judge Amy Berman Jackson. “If Garcia proceeds to trial in Washington, D.C., the jury pool in his case would be comprised of those who voted nearly unanimously against Donald Trump and have been barraged with propaganda about a ‘white nationalist’ attack and are continuously told they were victims of an ‘insurrection,’ who were placed under curfew and locked down as a result of danger posed by ‘Domestic Violent Extremists,’” Garcia’s attorney wrote, further noting that Attorney General Garland, who compares January 6 to the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, approved relocating the bombers’ trial out of Oklahama City as lead prosecutor in the case.

Zogby’s poll is not an outlier. A separate survey by the public defenders’ office representing hundreds of January 6 defendants produced similar results for D.C. residents, but also surveyed jury-eligible residents in metropolitan Atlanta to use as a comparison since the two areas have a similar racial mix. (The 2020 vote in metro Atlanta went two-to-one for Biden. In fact, pollsters admitted they could not find a district even close to the 93-5 Biden margin of victory in Washington, D.C.)

(Read more of the D.C. area population, the DOJ, and other factors at American Greatness)

If President Dementia were “President of all America,” wouldn’t he step in and forgive these charges of parading and trespassing?

Considering the “room to protest” provided by Democrats (where businesses and homes went up in flames and courthouses and police stations were torched), it would seem that just about all of the charges at the 6 January “riot” fall to a lower level than what has already been forgiven for Democrat riots. Therefore, why doesn’t the old guy pardon them all?

Is it that he needs political prisoners? Does he need to frighten his opposition into submission?

Explain why one 6 January prisoner is near death and a number remain in solitary confinement

NJ.com questions whether Christopher Quaglin is a friendly neighbor, a cop-beating protester, or both (but also makes note of his Celiac disease).

Chris Quaglin is a blue-collar suburban New Jersey everyman, not the violent Capitol insurrectionist federal authorities have portrayed him to be, according to friends and family.

An electrician by trade, he was out of work in 2020 due to the coronavirus, but is an extraordinary neighbor who’d help you work on your home if needed, friends and family said in a dozen letters sent to a federal court judge.

He refurbished his own home in North Brunswick ahead of the February 2021 birth of his first child. The doting dad respects law enforcement and considered joining the military, but was concerned about getting a gluten-free diet if deployed because he suffers from Celiac disease.

(Read more at NJ.com)

According to an interview with the lawyer representing Christopher Quaglin, that prisoner has been at death’s door several times

In an interview recorded at Not of this World, the lawyer representing Christopher Quaglin claims that this prisoner has lost 61 pounds due to Celiac disease while being imprisoned by Biden and has been near death several times. While the judge and prosecutor seem not to care about this prisoner’s fate, it would work in Biden’s best interests for the president to fix the situation.

Additionally, this same lawyer claims that several defendants remain in solitary confinement for over 2 years. This exceeds international standards for torture of prisoners.

Additionally, at least one other source reported on the use of solitary confinement against 6 January defendants

Tablet Magazine goes into the issue of solitary confinement of the 6 January 2021 defendants.

Two years on, the legacy of January 6, 2021, is reflected in the ongoing saga around the protesters, agitators, and rioters who gathered at the U.S. Capitol: Some are in prison, and some still await trial, while others have just recently been arrested. Whatever one thinks of the events at the Capitol, the judicial process has been wildly inconsistent in its application of the law to those involved. The pretrial detention of certain defendants has been inhumane. The long periods of solitary confinement for even nonviolent offenders led Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren to believe that isolation was being used to punish people before they had been convicted of anything, or to “break them so that they will cooperate.” Hundreds of other defendants remain tied up in legal limbo.

Perhaps it’s no surprise that the criminal justice system seems to be playing by a special set of rules for the January 6 defendants given the way that day has been described. President Biden has referred to those involved as “insurrectionists who placed a dagger to the throat of our democracy” and last year called it the “worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War.” Not to be outdone, Vice President Kamala Harris compared January 6 to both Pearl Harbor and 9/11.

Biden and Harris can’t possibly believe that a riot in which only one person died by violence—that was Trump supporter Ashli Babbitt who was shot by a Capitol police officer—is comparable to some of the bloodiest calamities in American history. The over-the-top language, which has been repeated by countless other politicians and pundits, places the event and the people who participated in it in a special category outside the normal standards of the law.

According to the latest Department of Justice update, published on January 4, 2023, 950 people have been arrested for their roles in the events at the Capitol. The agency reports that more than 284 defendants “have been charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding officers or employees, including approximately 99 individuals who have been charged with using a deadly or dangerous weapon or causing serious bodily injury to an officer.” Of the 950 people arrested, “approximately 860 defendants have been charged with entering or remaining in a restricted federal building or grounds. Of those, 91 defendants have been charged with entering a restricted area with a dangerous or deadly weapon.” 484 defendants have pleaded guilty, although only 119 to felonies and 351 defendants have been sentenced to date, including 192 to jail time.

Many of those arrested for their activity on January 6 were charged with and convicted of violent, inexcusable crimes, like assaulting Capitol police officers. Others, however, appear to have been swept up in overly aggressive charges and sentences, and are now lingering in legal limbo. Among the hundreds of people arrested and imprisoned since that day, these are the stories of just a few of those currently incarcerated.

(Read about the specific cases at Tablet Magazine)

Explain why Biden found himself so focused on the control of information

The New York Magazine‘s Intelligencer provided a late and liberally-biased view of the “Twitter files” that had started to be exposed some months earlier.

Twitter is not what it seems. The social-media platform poses as a neutral marketplace for the exchange of ideas and information; an agora where journalists, politicians, academics, cultural icons, business titans, and ordinary citizens can engage in a dialogue unbounded by gatekeeping elites.

But it is actually a tool of progressive power. While you were hypnotized by viral memes, a cabal of social-justice STEM majors seized the commanding heights of the attention economy. And they have been using it to bend the mass public to their will. By subtly manipulating which forms of speech do and do not gain prominence — and/or simply banishing wrongthink from its platform — Twitter imposes woke orthodoxy on the nation’s youth while insulating the liberal elite from popular rebuke. This information warfare hasn’t merely cost conservative commentators followers or retweets; it cost a Republican president the White House.

That’s the story that conservatives want to tell about what Twitter used to be, in the bad old days before Elon Musk begrudgingly bought it. Fortunately, Twitter’s new CEO has a deep-seated objection to social-media companies using their power over discourse to promote partisan causes. Therefore, Musk is using his newfound power over discourse to promote the conservative movement’s demagogic narratives about Twitter and the Democratic president’s son.

Specifically, Musk delivered a vast trove of internal Twitter documents to two independent journalists, Matt Taibbi and Bari Weiss, who have long endorsed aspects of the GOP’s indictment of the platform. Taibbi and Weiss proceeded to publish a pair of exposés on Twitter’s inner workings. Dubbed “the Twitter Files,” these reports featured a couple genuinely concerning findings about pre-Musk Twitter’s operations. But they were also saturated in hyperbole, marred by omissions of context, and discredited by instances of outright mendacity. Musk’s commentary on the Twitter Files, meanwhile, proved even more demagogic and deceptive than the exposés themselves.

For these reasons, the Twitter Files are best understood as an egregious example of the very phenomenon it purports to condemn — that of social-media managers leveraging their platforms for partisan ends.

(Read more at the Intelligencer)

Of course, there was also the controlling of information embodied in the blocking of the Hunter laptop story

The Guardian was one of many honest outlets that exposed the truth hidden by Biden regarding the Hunter laptop story.

Facebook and Twitter took steps on Wednesday to limit the spread of a controversial New York Post article critical of Joe Biden, sparking outrage among conservatives and stoking debate over how social media platforms should tackle misinformation ahead of the US election.

In an unprecedented step against a major news publication, Twitter blocked users from posting links to the Post story or photos from the unconfirmed report. Users attempting to share the story were shown a notice saying: “We can’t complete this request because this link has been identified by Twitter or our partners as being potentially harmful.” Users clicking or retweeting a link already posted to Twitter are shown a warning the “link may be unsafe”.

Twitter said it was limiting the article’s spread due to questions about “the origins of the materials” included in the article, which contained material supposedly pulled from a computer that had been left by Hunter Biden at a Delaware computer repair shop in April 2019. Twitter policies prohibit “directly distribut[ing] content obtained through hacking that contains private information”.

The company further explained the decision in a series of tweets on Wednesday, saying some of the images in the article contained personal and private information. Twitter’s policy against posting hacked material was established in 2018. Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, said the company’s communication about the decision to limit the article’s spread was “not great”, saying the team should have shared more context publicly.

(Read more lies and tripe from Twitter and the libs as reported by The Guardian)

Additionally, there was the matter of Biden’s domination of the COVID discussion and who knows what other expressions of free speech

If Biden were really elected without cheating, why does he work so to be a dictator? Why must he control every aspect of so many types of information?

Is there proof he has not taken even more unConstitutional steps against the First Amendment (since he has done so many other acts against our Constitution)?

 

The Left provides good news with a whine

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Is this a bad thing?

The New York Times whines, “Congressional gridlock brought on by far-right Republicans now seems more likely to lead to government shutdowns.”

The New York Times whines and tries to spin a government that spends less as a bad or even an evil thing.

More brinkmanship

The House speaker elections last week turned a typically routine government procedure into a dramatic affair. They also exposed a major vulnerability in Congress: A small segment of lawmakers can stop the process of basic governance to obtain what it wants, with potentially big ramifications for the country.

In the speaker fight, the immediate consequences were relatively small. A Republican speaker, Kevin McCarthy, is leading a majority-Republican House.

More critical is how Republicans got there. McCarthy made concessions that will weaken his power, make it easier for lawmakers to oust him and give the right-wing rank-and-file greater input in legislation and in lawmakers’ assignments to committees, where Congress does much of its work.

The graver consequences will unfold months from now if the ultraconservatives who prolonged the speaker selection again withhold their votes until they have their way on looming spending bills. Congress must pass such legislation to keep the government open and avoid economic calamity. If deadlines for these bills come and go without a resolution, the government could be forced to shut down or, worse, default on its debt obligations, likely triggering a financial crisis. (More on that later.)

The right flank has already connected its opposition to McCarthy to such spending bills. In speeches during the four-day speaker battle, far-right Republicans cited a $1.7 trillion spending bill Congress passed last month to argue that establishment figures, including McCarthy, have failed to reduce government spending. Among the concessions that ultraconservatives drew from McCarthy was a promise that any increase on the country’s debt limit, a congressionally set cap on the federal debt, will be paired with spending cuts.

Some hard-liners have been clear that they would take drastic action again to have their way on spending. “Is he willing to shut the government down rather than raise the debt ceiling? That’s a nonnegotiable item,” said Representative Ralph Norman, a Republican critic of McCarthy who ultimately voted for him.

Deliberate gridlock

The ultraconservatives have said that one of their main goals is to shrink the size of government. “If you don’t stop spending money that we don’t have to fund the bureaucracy that is undermining the American people, we cannot win,” said Representative Chip Roy, a Republican who voted against McCarthy in 11 ballots.

One way to achieve this goal is by pushing Congress toward inaction. Consider some of the assurances the holdout Republicans received from McCarthy: more time to read and debate legislation, as well as to propose unlimited changes to it.

In theory, these changes might sound like common sense, since legislators should, ideally, be taking time to understand and finalize bills. But in practice, these kinds of allowances have slowed Congress’s work, if not halted it altogether, by giving lawmakers more chances to stand in the way of any kind of legislation.

This roadblock is especially likely in a closely divided Congress. Since House Republicans have a slim majority of 222 votes out of 435, they must rely on their right-wing faction to reach a majority in any vote (absent unlikely support from Democrats). Last week, that faction showed it will wield its leverage.

“It’s all about the ability — empowering us to stop the machine in this town from doing what it does,” Roy said.

Coming deadlines

If the ultraconservatives use these tactics in future legislative debates, Congress could miss deadlines to keep the government open and avoid a financial crisis.

Among the looming fights is one over the debt limit. If the government ever reaches this limit, it can no longer borrow money to pay off its debts, potentially forcing a default. That could cause serious damage to the global financial system, which relies on U.S. Treasuries as a safe investment.

The government is expected to hit the current debt limit in late summer. Republicans have already suggested that they will try to use negotiations over raising it to draw spending concessions from Senate Democrats and the Biden administration, a tactic that conservatives used during Barack Obama’s presidency. But Democrats have said that they will not negotiate over the debt limit this time.

If both sides stick to their word, the government could be on track for the most treacherous debt-limit debate since 2011, my colleague Jim Tankersley reported. That year, Obama and a new Republican House majority nearly defaulted on the nation’s debt before reaching a deal.

(Read more Gerber-grade pabulum at the New York Times)

If this were a balanced review from a nonpartisan publication, this might be welcome

If the people at this paper were in any way balanced in their views, this news would be more acceptable. However, because they report for Democrats and only for the benefit of liberal policies (which continually ebb and flow), we can easily ignore this pabulum.

To prove my point, search the electronic pages of this paper for “ultra-liberals” or any term that discredits the theory of global warming (also known now as climate change). If you can find such within the past 10 years, I would be surprised.

On the other hand, I do believe that our economy might benefit from a reduction of deficit government spending and a suspension of a number of government programs. However, the problem with reducing that spending and suspending those programs with the current uneducated Democrat population and Democrat press remains at this: these events are like night breezes to the sleeping. They go unnoticed.

Not a whine, but a largely-ignored battle call

GOP rebels need to take the win

The Wall Street Journal produced a mirror-image article that noted the positives that may come from the stand-off between the two factions within the GOP.

And it makes it much harder for the House to tax and spend. It imposes a “cut go” rule — requiring any mandatory spending increases be offset with equal or greater mandatory spending cuts. A three-fifths supermajority vote will be required for tax increases. It revives what’s known as the “Holman rule,” allowing appropriations bills effectively to defund the salaries of specific executive-branch officials or specific programs. It also requires each committee to submit an oversight plan that lays out what action it intends to take on unauthorized or duplicative programs.

These changes will produce the first functioning House in years, even as they take the hand of spenders. Take the win!

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

Who can disagree with any of this?

Who can disagree with actions that may result in a lowering of the times the Federal Reserve has to raise rates?

 

The press and other Democrats ask how McCarthy will avoid extremist control after they bowed to BLM for years

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The Washington Examiner poses the question of how McCarthy will control what it seems to suggest to be a radically conservative faction in the House.

Newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would like to defy recent history. He’s joining a troubled fraternity whose tenures ended badly, as opposed to riding off into a triumphant semi-retirement like former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) helped lead Republicans to their first majority in the chamber in 40 years, the first member of his party to wield the gavel since Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr (R-MA). He was out within five years, with the GOP’s right flank already nipping at his heels.

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was actually booted from the original Gingrich leadership team, passed over after two terms as the House Republican Conference’s chairman in favor of then-Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK). He clawed his way all the back up to the top spot, winning the speakership in 2011. Within four years, he was hounded out of office by disaffected conservatives.

Newly elected House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) would like to defy recent history. He’s joining a troubled fraternity whose tenures ended badly, as opposed to riding off into a triumphant semi-retirement like former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) helped lead Republicans to their first majority in the chamber in 40 years, the first member of his party to wield the gavel since Rep. Joseph W. Martin Jr (R-MA). He was out within five years, with the GOP’s right flank already nipping at his heels.

Former House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) was actually booted from the original Gingrich leadership team, passed over after two terms as the House Republican Conference’s chairman in favor of then-Rep. J.C. Watts (R-OK). He clawed his way all the back up to the top spot, winning the speakership in 2011. Within four years, he was hounded out of office by disaffected conservatives.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Where were these questions when Nancy Pelosi took a knee to Black Lives Matter for the past few years?

Where were the intrepid reporters when it came to the George Floyd riots?

What probes went on when the purported middle-of-the-road Democrats took a knee to the socialists?

On the other hand, since the journalists at the Washington Examiner decided to deride conservatives, maybe they should also explain why conservative is bad. That might be an informational ride for us all (especially since the Washington Examiner formerly had some conservative bona fides).

Seriously, they quote Schiff on his misgivings on GOP concessions

The Washington Examiner also sat and listened to serial liar Adam Schiff and his inane opinion on how concessions were offered to certain groups other than his favored groups.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) slammed the new House speaker on Saturday for conceding “all the power of his office to the crazies” in a bid to win the speakership.

“He had to give away the house to do it, and that was a sacrifice he was willing to make — for the title,” Schiff wrote in a tweet.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Either the Washington Examiner has lapsed into occational satire or they have hired liberals who cannot research Schiff-for-brains

I certainly hope that they have converted to a satire site with this article.

 

Indicators of how the COVID jab might affect heart health

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Former NFL player who called for COVID jab resisters to be jailed dies suddenly at 38

LifeSite News reports on the death of 38-year-old former NFL player (who called for the jailing of anyone who refused to get the COVID jab).

A professional football player who argued that refusing COVID jabs should be illegal has died suddenly.  

38-year-old Uche Nwaneri, who played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in the National Football League (NFL) and called for the imprisonment of those who refused to take the COVID-19 vaccines, was found dead in his wife’s home in Lafayette, Indiana on December 30.

Nwaneri was found “unresponsive in a bedroom” by his wife at “about 1 a.m. Friday,” according to a local news report. An initial autopsy report “indicated there were no signs of foul play” and that “preliminary results indicate a possible heart attack, pending toxicology results.”

The athlete played college football at Purdue University before spending seven seasons as an offensive lineman in the NFL. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Nwaneri advocated for vaccine mandates, exaggerating the danger of COVID-19 for children and suggesting that those who refused the shots should be thrown in jail.

“Ok so let’s get these vaccine mandates and vaccine passports up and running ASAP,” the football player said in a September 2021 Twitter post. “We seeing children DIE daily from the unvaccinated selfishness. Pregnant women at risk too. PROTECT LIFE. MANDATE THE VACCINE. Jail anyone who refuses, to protect LIFE.”

Nwaneri also criticized pro-lifers for responding to mask recommendations with the pro-abortion slogan “my body, my choice,” expressing his view that protecting the unborn is “a bunch of men” controlling women’s bodies.

Nwaneri’s death is the latest in an alarming trend of sudden deaths among athletes, coinciding with the rollout of the COVID vaccines and raising suspicion that the shots led to heart failure among young athletes. In April 2022, Dr. Joseph Mercola pointed out that over 700 athletes “collapsed on the field during a game from March 2021 to March 2022.” The average age of those who experienced heart-related trauma was 23.

(Read more at LifeSite News)

Hundreds of professional athletes have collapsed on the field, dying of mysterious heart complications

One America News Network reported on 10 April 2022 how hundreds of professional athletes worldwide had collapsed and died from heart complications following their COVID jab.

Professional athletes all over the world are mysteriously collapsing during games, many of them having to be carried from the field after suffering heart complications and even cardiac arrest. One America’s Pearson Sharp has more.

Information that still shall not be uttered on the main stream media

NFL player’s cardiac arrest may have been caused by “vaccine-induced myocarditis”

LifeSite News quotes Doctor McCullough on a possible cause of Damar Hamlin’s collapse during the Bill’s game.

The tragic cardiac arrest suffered by a 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety on Monday Night Football may have been caused by “vaccine-induced myocarditis,” according to distinguished internist, cardiologist, and epidemiologist Dr. Peter McCullough.

“If Damar Hamlin indeed took one of the COVID-19 vaccines, then subclinical vaccine-induced myocarditis must be considered in the differential diagnosis,” McCullough told COVID vaccine journalist Steve Kirsch last night.

In the statement that was also amplified by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), McCullough described the tragic event as “a classical cardiac arrest,” which was later confirmed to be accurate by the Buffalo Bills, and expressed solidarity in prayer with the entire nation for Hamlin’s “complete recovery.”

Kirsch announced in an 11:20 p.m. update that Hamlin had indeed received an experimental COVID-19 gene-based vaccine as “The Buffalo Bills is a 100% vaccinated team.” He likewise reported that he had received a communication from an anonymous source who “knows this for a fact.”

After making what may be considered a routine tackle on a Cincinnati Bengals receiver in the middle of the first quarter of play, Hamlin raised himself to his feet and then seemed to lose consciousness, falling backward onto the turf.

(Read more at LifeSite News)

Has the New York Times taken up practicing medicine without a license?

Now that you have read the preceding article where doctors have offered diagnoses of an ailment, you know how to recognize an unbiased medical mind. Therefore, when the New York Times openly excludes the possibility of one medical answer to a conundrum, you know who has the closed mind. (Bold underscoring is mine for emphasis.)

Cultural dominance

On Monday night, millions of people watched a terrifying scene unfold in real time. Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old safety for the Buffalo Bills, collapsed and went into cardiac arrest after making what appeared to be a routine tackle in a nationally televised N.F.L. game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Hamlin’s medical emergency, the specifics of which have not been fully made public, may have been a rare and unlucky event. But in a sport where high-speed collisions are a feature, not a bug, there is risk of serious injury every single time the football is snapped. And yet the games play on. Today’s newsletter will explain why inherent danger persists in a sport that is interwoven with American culture.

(Read more bilge at the New York Times)

Of course, the New York Times was primarily trying to undermine something they see as violent and toxically masculine

The New York Times, floating in a sea of estrogen along with Joy Behar, wasn’t really focused on refuting the possibility that Damar Hamlin’s heart had been damaged by the jab. Rather, they (in a God-like wave of the hand) dismissed the notion and proceeded to address the violence of the NFL. Instead, they focused on the meritocracy, violence, and masculinity of football.

The German autopsy registry

If you are expecting a quick read and a single outcome, do not turn to this study at The Lancet

The Lancet provides a full view of the many interpretations available from the great amount of data provided by the study of German COVID autopsy registry. If you read the study, you will find that sought to do something sorely lacking in the Democrat-dominated discussion of COVID in America — it sought to open the dialog.

There are several reasons for the relatively low number of autopsied cases, e.g., the early recommendation by the Robert Koch Institute in Germany not to perform COVID-19 autopsies (which, however, was corrected shortly thereafter), but also the overall situation in pathology with the declining interest of both pathologists and clinicians to perform autopsies. To assess the actual infectious potential of SARS-CoV-2 during autopsy, centres from the DEFEAT PANDEMIcs consortium performed a study on infectiousness of contaminated autopsy personal protective equipment. We believe that COVID-19 strongly documented and “rejuvenated” the interest in autopsies and that initiatives like the DeRegCOVID might further increase the value of autopsies as an important medical research tool.

Another aspect of the first goal is central data curation and analyses.

(continued)

The second objective of the registry is to support the autopsy centres, by serving as a central information hub for practical aspects of COVID-19 autopsies, such as providing Standards of Practice (SOPs) for autopsies in pandemic situations.

(continued)

The third main objective of the DeRegCOVID is to act as an honest broker, i.e., to connect researchers with autopsy centres that can provide available material or data for the research question they would like to address.

(Read more at The Lancet)

If we lack anything in the discussion of COVID in Biden’s America, it is a balance to the Democrat view

Even at the newly opened Twitter, the dominance of Democrat thought stifles everything else. To have a group dedicate their efforts toward providing a balanced view proves very refreshing.

One paper’s interpretation of the German autopsy registry

Autopsy study ties deaths to COVID vaccine

Clark County Today reported on 6 December 2022 how the above-mentioned German autopsy study linked cardiovascular deaths to the COVID vaccine.

Dr. Peter McCullough is among prominent cardiologists calling for a halt to the COVID-19 mRNA shots, contending there is a link between the vaccines and the apparent increase in reports of sudden deaths from cardiac arrest.

In a column on his Substack page, he pointed to an unusual study conducted in Germany of autopsies of 35 people who died within 20 days of COVID-19 vaccine injection.

A total of 25, or 71%, had a final diagnosis consistent with a vaccine injury, including myocardial infarction, worsening heart failure, vascular aneurysm, pulmonary embolism, fatal stroke and vaccine-induced thrombotic thrombocytopenia.

Significantly, McCullough said, five cases had acute myocarditis as the cause. Biopsies of the heart muscle, he pointed out, showed “patchy inflammation very similar to what was seen in the deltoid muscle were the mRNA vaccine was injected.”

“Inflammation in the heart was coincident with the same pattern of inflammation in the arm,” McCullough explained. “Thus we can conclude death within a few days of vaccination is most likely due to the genetic product and that inflammation in the arm may be a surrogate for a similar process in the heart.”

McCullough noted the public “is becoming increasingly disturbed with reports of death among the vaccinated.”

“It is natural to ask ‘was the death caused by vaccination?’  The most definitive way of answering that question is with autopsy,” he wrote.

Dr. Marty Makary, a surgeon and public policy researcher at Johns Hopkins University, also weighed in on the study, which was led by Constantin Schwab of the Institute of Pathology at Heidelberg University Hospital.

“This is a German study from a reputable group. It’s very hard to conduct this research in the U.S.,” Makary wrote.

He noted that German researchers also were the source of a study showing that no healthy child 5-17 years of age died of COVID in the country.

Nevertheless, White House COVID coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha has insisted it’s “crystal clear” that a healthy young male needs to take the current bivalent booster.

Makary argued that Jha “can’t tell you how many *healthy* children have ever died of Covid” and there is no bivalent trial data.

McCullough, in a video interview with WND, cited peer-reviewe literature indicating the vaccines cause myocarditis, including a U.K. study that found about 100 fatal cases of myocarditis linked to the shots.

(Read of other studies cited by McCullough at Clark County Today)

Finally, just to put a humorous spin on this post, let me remind you of a quote shared by two men

 

Things the main stream press decided to hide (part 5)

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The part they like to ignore

Let me get this straight:

However, they want to focus on Republican Representative-ele`ct investigated over lying?

As we see in a 29 December 2022 article by National Public Radio, it seems that the Democrats in the press want us to focus on removing one Republican who lied to get into office.

U.S. Rep.-elect George Santos of New York was under investigation by Long Island prosecutors on Wednesday, after revelations surfaced that the now-embattled Republican lied about his heritage, education and professional pedigree as he campaigned for office.

Despite intensifying doubt about his fitness to hold federal office, Santos has shown no signs of stepping aside — even as he publicly admitted to a long list of lies.

Nassau County District Attorney Anne T. Donnelly, a Republican, said the fabrications and inconsistencies were “nothing short of stunning.”

“The residents of Nassau County and other parts of the third district must have an honest and accountable representative in Congress,” she said. “If a crime was committed in this county, we will prosecute it.”

(continued)

He is scheduled to be sworn in next Tuesday, when the U.S. House reconvenes. If he assumes office, he could face investigations by the House Committee on Ethics and the Justice Department.

Santos suggested he does not plan to step aside in a Twitter post Wednesday about a visit to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy earlier in the day.

“In Congress, I look forward to working alongside them to fully utilize this amazing resource we have in our own backyard in #NY03,” the tweet said.

(Read the Democrat whining at National Public Radio)

As a believer in truth, I have a proposition for the Democrats

I believe in truth. I even believe that politicians should have standards.

Therefore, let me propose something to the Democrats in office and in the press.

If you can get Senator Dick Blumenthal, Senator Faucahauntas Warren, and Former Senator Joe Biden to resign, then I will put all my efforts to getting Representative Santos to not act like a Democrat and only serve four terms.

Otherwise, until you get them to resign, shut up.

Things the main stream press decided to hide (part 4)

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The Blue-City murder problem

The Heritage Foundation reports on a Democrat city murder problem that seems to have occupied a blind spot within American media.

Beginning in 2015 with the election of Kim Foxx, first of the George Soros–promoted rogue prosecutors, as Cook County (Chicago) State’s Attorney, cities with rogue prosecutors have imposed policies that all—each and every one of them—inure to the benefit of criminals. Such policies have contributed to the lawlessness across so-called blue cities and the steep rise in crime rates across America. To suggest now that Republican elected officials who have followed different policies have contributed to crime increases is at best laughable.

Facts are powerful and stubborn things. Unfortunately, some on the Left have tried to advance their arguments by using facts about state murder rates that, while technically true, are at best meaningless when taken out of context and at worst misleading and downright dangerous when used as the basis for public policy decisions.

Enter the “Red State Murder Problem.” It sounds ominous, but it’s not. It is also highly misleading.

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As noted earlier, however, most crime is hyperlocalized, so the fundamental flaw with the study and the reason it does not deserve any serious consideration is that the “murder rate” in each state is largely a function of the large number of murders in a state’s biggest city or cities. A super majority of those cities, even in otherwise red states, are deep blue and run by left-wing ideologues.

(continued)

Table 1 lists the 30 cities with the highest murder rates in the United States as of June 30, 2022.

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Not surprisingly, of those 30 cities, 27 have Democratic mayors, the exceptions being Lexington and Jacksonville, which have Republican mayors, and Las Vegas, whose mayor is an Independent. And within those 30 cities there are at least 14 Soros-backed or Soros-inspired rogue prosecutors. Those Soros bought-and-paid-for or inspired rogue prosecutors include:

  • Jason Williams, New Orleans Parish District Attorney;
  • Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore City State’s Attorney;
  • Kim Gardner, St. Louis Circuit Attorney;
  • John T. Chisholm, Milwaukee County District Attorney;
  • Larry Krasner, Philadelphia District Attorney;
  • Kim Foxx, Cook County (Chicago) State’s Attorney;
  • Raul Torrez, Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) District Attorney;
  • Mike Freeman, Hennepin County (Minneapolis) Attorney;
  • John Creuzot, Dallas County District Attorney;
  • Glenn R. Funk, Nashville District Attorney General;
  • Santana Deberry, Durham District Attorney;
  • George Gascon, Los Angeles County District Attorney;
  • Chesa Boudin, San Francisco District Attorney; and
  • Alvin Bragg, Manhattan District Attorney.

(Read more at The Heritage Foundation)

Let me add Harris County’s District Attorney Kim Ogg to the list, even though she seems to have reformed her ways

When Kim Ogg first came to office, she seemed to have been influenced by the “bail reform” ideology prevalent in the Democrat party Now she seems to be at least putting on airs about enforcing the law.

Maybe we will even see some prosecution of Harris County Democrats for blatant cases of bid rigging and election issues (when pigs fly).

One specific case of murder gone mad: Philadelphia’s gun violence

Philadelphia’s Office of the Comptroller provides an interactive map showing the areas of worst gun violence. You can turn on and off variables like “fatal shootings only” or “incidents with court cases.” Further, you can break the display down by gender, race, day of week, time of day, date, and age.

All 2022 Philly murders mapped (less 10 of unknown location)

2022 Philly murders by Blacks (less 7 victims of unknown location)

2022 Philly murders by Whites (less 2 victims of unknown location)

According to World Population Review, Philadelphia’s population breaks down as follows:

  • Black or African American: 41.36%
  • White: 39.33%
  • Asian: 7.42%
  • Other race: 7.27%
  • Two or more races: 4.26%
  • Native American: 0.33%

Therefore, in the case of Philadelphia’s murders, you cannot blame the prevalence of Black murder on White oppression due to the fact that the city is primarily populated by Blacks.

Of course, nationwide, America has a population mostly comprised of Whites (as shown in the list from the U.S. Census below:

  • White: 75.8%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 18.9%
  • Black: 13.6%
  • Asian: 6.1%

The Department of Justice tells us that, although Blacks constituted only 12.5% of the 2018 U.S. population, they also committed

  • 28.9% of nonfatal violent crimes,
  • 35.9& of serious nonfatal violent crimes,
  • 51.1% of robberies
  • 33.9% of aggrivated assaults, and
  • 23.3% of simple assaults.

Oddly, this DOJ report did not address murder or non-negligent manslaughter.

Things the main stream press decided to hide (part 3)

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Twitter was in contact with multiple government agencies

Federales sought action on narratives on Ukraine and COVID

The Daily Wire points out how it was not just the FBI that directed Twitter to restrict topics, ban people, publish lies, and promote the Biden position on Ukraine and COVID.

Journalist Matt Taibbi released a new installment of “The Twitter Files” Saturday afternoon that showed that the FBI was not the only government agency that was in regular contact with Twitter about content on the platform.

Taibbi said that the State Department, Department of Defense, and Central Intelligence Agency were also involved in contacting the platform about potential foreign propaganda on the platform.

Internal company emails showed that FBI agent Elvis Chan asked Twitter executives if he could invite an “OGA” — Other Government Agency — to an upcoming conference.

The email referred to a Twitter employee, whose name was redacted, and said that people from the employee’s “former employer,” which a Twitter executive acknowledged meant the CIA, were specifically inquiring about the invitation.

“The government was in constant contact not just with Twitter but with virtually every major tech firm,” Taibbi said. “These included Facebook, Microsoft, Verizon, Reddit, even Pinterest, and many others. Industry players also held regular meetings without government.”

The new Twitter Files release also showed that FBI officials helped put the company in contact with local law enforcement officials to deal with issues.

Taibbi said that the FBI was “clearly tailoring” its searches on the platform to look for potential content violations that Twitter could take action on.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Banana-republic Biden here proves he will push us into a Democrat-dictatorship

Through this article, we see Biden:

  • Restricting free speech through the proxies of Twitter and the FBI, CIA, and NSA
  • Stepping into the role of the doctor as he restricts discussion of alternate medicines (such as hydrochloroquine and other medicines) for COVID
  • Silencing his opposition (while again by proxy) through banning people from platforms
  • Allowing only his approved narrative (never mind that it was a complete fabrication)

Therefore, the next time that I go on a rant regarding the fascism of Biden, don’t stop me. It does not constitute any exaggeration.

Breitbart names eighteen wasteful items in the $1.7 trillion spending bill

Here are the first six

Breitbart details eighteen insanely liberal projects that the $1.7 trillion splurge pushes (including further prosecution of 6 January detainees; LGBT projects; border security for Jordan, Egypt, Lebanon, Tunisia and Oman; and more).

The $1.7 trillion omnibus spending bill contains millions in wasteful spending, including $575 million for “reproductive health” where population growth “threatens biodiversity,” $11 million for LGBT-related projects, and millions more for border security for other countries.

Democrats are determined to pass the $1.7 trillion spending spree prior to Christmas following the Senate advancing the spending bill on Tuesday. The omnibus hit a snag mid-week due to Sen. Mike Lee’s (R-UT) Title 42 amendment, which lawmakers ultimately rejected.

The swamp quickly regained its footing, and the Senate passed the bill on Thursday in a 68-29 vote, despite conservatives in both chambers warning Republican colleagues to vote against the measure. Republican Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) is among those who has backed the warnings of House Republicans threatening to thwart the legislative efforts of GOP senators who voted in favor of the bill.

Eighteen Republican senators ended up voting with Democrats to pass the $1.7 government spending spree.

The 4,155-page monster contains billions in earmarks and millions more on wasteful projects unrelated to keeping the government up and running.

Here are some of the highlights.

  1. The bill contains $45 billion to Ukraine. This is in addition to the $66 million given by American taxpayers earlier this year, bringing the total to $111 billion.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has stated that the blank check is simply not enough:

    “We are not in an easy situation. The enemy is increasing its army. Our people are braver and need more powerful weapons,” he said about the Ukrainian war. “We will pass it on from the boys to the Congress, to the president of the United States. We are grateful for their support, but it is not enough. It is a hint — it is not enough.”

  2. The bill also designates part of D.C. as Ukrainian Independence Park and, as Breitbart News reported, “allows for signs around the park that ‘include information on the importance of the independence, freedom, and sovereignty of Ukraine and the solidarity between the people of Ukraine and the United States.’”
  3. $11 million is allotted for LGBT-themed projects. This includes $1.2 million to San Diego Community College for “centers to support LGBT students,” $3 million for the American LGBTQ+ Museum in New York City, $750,000 for the “TransLatin@ Coalition” to provide “workforce development programs and supportive services for Transgender, Gender nonconforming and Intersex (TGI) immigrant women in Los Angeles,” and $105,000 going toward what has been described as a “mentoring program for LGBT youth in the greater Pittsburg area.” Another $856,000 is allotted for an “LGBT Center” in New York as well.
  4. The bill designates tens of millions for “necessary expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations, $65,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 2024.” The words “salmon” or “salmonoid” are mentioned 48 times throughout the bill.
  5. The bill includes over half a billion, $575 million, to be used for “family planning” or “reproductive health.” This includes areas where lawmakers say population growth “threatens biodiversity.” The bill states in part, “That of the funds appropriated under title III of this Act, not less than $575,000,000 should be made available for family planning/reproductive health, including in areas where population growth threatens biodiversity or endangered species.”
  6. 19 earmarks totaling $60 million are set aside for RINO Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK). This includes $500,000 for the “Restoring Indigenous Safety and Empowerment (RISE) Tribal Domestic Violence Shelter for Helping Ourselves Prevent Emergencies.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

The six items I included are aggrivating. The eighteen cited by Breitbart are maddening

The six items that I list include enough idiocy to be aggrivating. The eighteen things mentioned by Breitbart could drive one to madness. However, to consider the degree of insanity inclosed in over 4,000 pages that had to be voted on within a matter of days, then a new level of craziness gets involved. Therefore, I find myself agreeing with Representative Dan Crenshaw as he uses a Townhall article to explain his vote against the $17 trillion omnibus bill.

Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw is detailing why he voted against the $1.7 trillion omnibus package on Friday, paving the way for President Joe Biden’s signature after the monster legislation was passed in the U.S. Senate. He’s also calling claims lawmakers didn’t have enough time to read the legislation an “excuse” for voting against it, arguing there are much better reasons why the bill should have been opposed. 



(Read more at Townhall)

Hence, I agree with Representative Crenshaw for this time and thank him for his “no” vote.

 

Are you a Christian soldier or a Christian citizen combatant?

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Are you a Christian soldier or a Christian citizen combatant?

Do you march as a soldier of Christ’s army or are you a secret service agent? You may well know which of these fits for you; however, if you need some prodding, here are some indicators.

Who provides your armor and equipment?

If you comfortably wear the righteousness that God gave you and don’t try to manufacture your own righteousness, you know that you march as a soldier of Christ. Likewise, if you wear the belt of truth, you know yourself to be a soldier of Christ. If you take up the shield of faith, you march for Christ. If you wear the helmet of Salvation, you march for Christ. If you weild the sword of the Spirit, you march for Christ.

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people. Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should. (Ephesians 6:10‭-‬20 NIV)

Who continually supplies your needs

The Christian knows that his or her supplies come from God

For he says to Moses, “I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” It does not, therefore, depend on human desire or effort, but on God’s mercy. (Romans 9:15-16 NIV)

The carnal and the foolish depend on themselves

“How long will you who are simple love your simple ways? How long will mockers delight in mockery and fools hate knowledge? (Proverbs 1:22 NIV)

Who do you trust

The Christian Soldier trusts in the Lord

The Christian soldier holds several dimensions to his or her trust in God. This may begin with a learned trust that stems from a daily time in the word.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. (Proverbs 3:5‭-‬7 NIV)

The previously-mentioned trust may be based on the fact that God gave all in order to ransom us when we did not deserve it.

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16 NIV)

The undercover Christian excludes God from the plans

Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13‭-‬15 NIV)

 

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Biden’s unserious border “solution” — mass amnesty for all illegal immigrants

This along with other border failures

The New York Post outlined Biden’s lackluster attempt to control the border (which he fouled by proposing amnesty for all illegals).

Talk about using people as political pawns.

The White House complained Monday about Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s latest busload of migrants dropped off at the vice president’s doorstep on Christmas Eve. But the administration’s response was to use the 100 or so illegal immigrants as an argument for its mass-amnesty legislation, a bill so radical even Speaker Nancy Pelosi wouldn’t bring it up for a vote.

Abbott reported Monday that Texas over the past several months had bused nearly 16,000 illegal border-jumpers to the sanctuary cities of Washington, New York, Chicago and Philadelphia. This may sound like a lot but it’s really just two days’ worth of illegal-migrant “encounters” at the border.

The purpose of these voluntary, state-funded bus trips is twofold: First, they offer some relief to the small border communities groaning under the burden of President Biden’s mass illegal-immigrant releases, and, second, they force a reluctant national media to cover a border disaster they’d prefer no one notice.

And, boy, do those communities need some relief. Even the biggest of them, El Paso, has just half the population of The Bronx and is so overwhelmed by Biden’s immigration crisis that the city council voted unanimously to declare a state of emergency. Biden is releasing so many illegal immigrants there that many are sleeping on the streets, while others have set up shantytowns (Bidenvilles?), which police began to break up Monday.

Dismissing the bus trips as “political games,” the administration played its own political game. White House spokesman Abdullah Hasan said, “we are willing to work with anyone — Republican or Democrat alike — on real solutions, like the comprehensive immigration restructuring and border security measures President Biden sent to Congress on his first day in office.” This was a bill — called the US Citizenship Act — that even its Senate sponsor, Bob Menendez of New Jersey, acknowledged had no chance of passage even in a Democratic-controlled Congress.

This “solution” to the border crisis would have amnestied all illegal immigrants who arrived here at least three weeks before Biden’s inauguration, weakened enforcement, brought deported illegal immigrants back to the United States and doubled legal immigration. The only thing it would have “solved” is the existence of the border.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Maybe this just amounts to a distraction from the NGO’s

Since Fox News recently reported the use of NGO’s to spread illegal aliens across, we might think back to Biden’s use of NGO’s to get the needed ballots in 2020.

Therefore, we can surmise that:

  • Biden used purportedly non-partisan NGO’s to advance his electability
  • Biden at least turned a blind eye to the completely partisan way these NGO’s acted
  • Biden then invited the leaders of these NGO’s onto his transition team
  • Finally, Biden used and continues to use other NGO’s to distribute illegal aliens across the U.S.

From the same timespan, we know:

  • Biden benefitted from the COVID-related executive orders of Democrat governors as they illegaly circumvented election law
  • If Biden did not collude with those governors, at least he did not direct his underlings to punish those who circumvented the Constitution

Democrats consider the 6 January report to be just a beginning

Townhall reveals the extent that Liz Cheney and her collaborators tend to take the prosecution of the 6 January 2021 riot (unlike the years of much more destructive Black Lives Matter and George Floyd riots that preceded the unarmed “insurrection”).

The January 6 select committee finally released their final report on Friday morning, as Leah highlighted earlier. With soon-to-be former Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) serving as the vice chairwoman, she was allowed produce a foreword, which took up approximately four pages of the nearly 850-page-report.

As brief as the foreword is, Cheney still looks to make her mark. There’s reference to Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, as Cheney has done in the past, when she had even compared herself to the first Republican president. 

POLITICO’s Playbook for Friday morning highlighted many parts of the report, including this excerpt from Cheney’s foreword:

The Committee recognizes that this investigation is just a beginning; it is only an initial step in addressing President Trump’s effort to remain in office illegally. Prosecutors are considering the implications of the conduct we describe in this report. As are voters.

It’s not merely the criminal referrals that the select committee sent to the Department of Justice (DOJ) as it applies to former and potentially future President Donald Trump. Cheney is also looking to remind readers once more how hellbent she is in preventing him from becoming president again. She herself may even run against Trump.

“No man who would behave that way at that moment in time can ever serve in any position of authority in our nation again. He is unfit for any office,” Cheney wrote about Trump with regards to his supposed inaction during the January 6, 2021 riot at the U.S. Capitol.

While Cheney may wish to let voters decide whether or not Trump will become president again, the same cannot be said for Democrats. Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) last week introduced legislation that would bar Trump from holding federal office again, citing a section of the 14th Amendment.

(Read more at Townhall)

If Democrats will use legislation to block a Trump run, what will they do to null your vote?

If the Democrats will use legislation to block Trump from running for president (an unConstitutional move, in my estimation), they seem willing to work against the powerful. What will they do to the powerless?

 

Things the main stream press decided to hide

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2022 in review: Issues ignored version

Disclosures: Biden has released nearly 1.05 million SW border migrants into the U.S.

More people than Delaware, and 2,115 per day — not counting “got-aways” and unaccompanied kids

The Center for Immigration Studies laid out the facts that only got worse after their 17 June 2022 report on how Biden has released 1.05 million illegals into America.

The latest Biden administration disclosures in Biden v. Texas reveal that in May, DHS released 95,318 migrants CBP had encountered at the Southwest border into the United States, bringing the total of illegal migrant releases there under the Biden administration to 1,049,532 — a population larger than the number of residents in the president’s home state of Delaware, at a rate of 2,115 per day.

Background. Briefly, Texas is a suit brought by the states of Texas and Missouri in April 2021 to challenge the Biden administration’s suspension of the Trump-era Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP, better known as “Remain in Mexico”). The matter was assigned to Judge Matthew Kacsmaryk of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

On June 1, while that case was pending, Mayorkas issued a memo terminating MPP. That termination decision was rolled into the pending case brought by the states.

On August 13, Judge Kacsmaryk issued an order enjoining Mayorkas’s termination of MPP. To ensure compliance with that order, the court required DHS to report monthly on the number of CBP encounters at the Southwest border, the number of aliens expelled pursuant to public-health orders issued by CDC under Title 42 of the U.S. Code in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, and the number released into the United States.

The latest disclosure was filed on June 15, reflecting DHS activity through the end of May. By my count, it is the eleventh such disclosure, including a supplemental one filed on September 23.

The June 15 Status Report. That June 15 disclosure, captioned “Defendants’ Monthly Report for May 2022”, reveals that DHS encountered 239,416 aliens at the Southwest border last month — a combination of illegal entrants who were apprehended by Border Patrol and aliens deemed inadmissible by CBP officers in the Office of Field Operations (OFO) at the land border ports of entry.

Of that number, according to DHS, just short of 100,700 were expelled under Title 42, and an additional 13,755 were removed or returned under the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), not counting 2,696 aliens who were removed via expedited removal pursuant to section 235(b)(1) of the INA or voluntary return (117,150 total).

That reveals that, even though it’s a public-health order, Title 42 is critical to managing the chaos at the Southwest border — underscoring the importance of U.S. district court Judge Robert R. Summerhays’ May 20 order preventing CDC from terminating Title 42.

The disclosure also states that while Border Patrol detained more aliens than its detention capacity would normally allow (5,600 aliens, exceeded by 230 percent during the average day in May), ICE is still underutilizing its detention capacity by 19.27 percent on the average day — at a huge cost to American taxpayers.

Next, the government breaks down the total number of “applicants for admission” DHS encountered. As calculated, this is the sum of illegal entrants Border Patrol apprehended and applicants for admission CBP officers at OFO deemed inadmissible at the Southwest border minus aliens expelled under Title 42 (all of whom, confusingly, are counted as “encounters” in CBP’s monthly statistics). I refer to them collectively as “migrants” because they are seeking to migrate to the United States.

In May, DHS recorded 138,717 such migrants/applicants for admission at the Southwest border. Of that number, CBP released 68,527 of them into the United States on an extremely limited authority known as “parole”, despite the fact that section 235 of the INA mandates that each of those migrants be detained.

I have previously explained — in depth — that this is an misuse of the parole authority, and that the Biden administration’s policy of releasing these migrants (who are supposed to be detained) on parole is driving the current Southwest border crisis.

In any event, those 68,527 aliens who were released on parole weren’t the only migrants whom DHS released. An additional 9,946 were set free by ICE — 922 on bond, 4,598 on orders of recognizance, 162 on orders of supervision, and 4,264 on parole.

It sounds like ICE released those migrants under section 236(a) of the INA, but as I have explained before (and as the Fifth Circuit has agreed on slightly different grounds), unless agents in a stunning exercise of clairvoyance were waiting at the border with warrants of arrest naming those aliens, it lacks the authority under that provision to make such releases.

(Read more at the Center for Immigration Studies)

While I cannot find main stream articles backing it up, CIS again documents a massive surge in December

Again, the Center for Immigration Studies reports that things got even worse during the last few months of 2022.

On December 23 — the Friday before Christmas — CBP released statistics on Border Patrol apprehensions of illegal migrants at the Southwest border in November. Those numbers are more than a week late, and curiously, didn’t come out until the day Congress passed a $1.7 trillion spending bill that provides little relief to the agents trying to stem the border migrant tide.

The Dismal Border Numbers. In November, agents at the Southwest border apprehended more than 206,000 illegal migrants, an increase over October’s apprehension totals (just fewer than 205,000), and the highest total for that month ever (records go back to November 1999).

There are any number of ways to look at last month’s apprehension totals, and none of them are good. Agents at the Southwest border set a new apprehension record in FY 2022, when they caught more than 2.2 million illegal entrants, blowing away the old record (set in FY 2021) by more than 547,000.

November is the second month of the federal government’s new fiscal year, and last month agents apprehended nearly 40,000 more illegal migrants than they did in November 2021 — a 23 percent increase.

In October and November — the first two months of FY 2023 — agents have caught more than 411,000 aliens who entered illegally over the Southwest border. That’s more apprehensions in just two months than agents made in all of FY 2011, FY 2012, FY 2015, FY 2016, FY 2017, FY 2018, or FY 2020.

Only Going to Get Worse. As bad as these apprehension numbers are, they’re only going to get worse once CDC orders, issued pursuant to Title 42 of the U.S. Code in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, expire. Those orders direct DHS to expel all illegal migrants at the nation’s land borders.

Even though CDC’s Title 42 orders mandate the expulsion of aliens who have crossed the U.S.-Mexico line illegally, just fewer than 65,100 illegal migrants apprehended at the Southwest border were expelled in November under Title 42 — 31.6 percent of the total.

That was the fewest migrants expelled under Title 42 in a month since January 2021, a month in which agents apprehended just over 75,000 illegal entrants and expelled more than 62,000 (an 82.7 percent expulsion rate).

Why has the Title 42 expulsion rate dropped? The Biden administration doesn’t like Title 42, and the president tried to end the program in late May, only to be prevented from doing so by a federal judge in Louisiana on May 20.

The judge in that case (federal district court Judge Robert Summerhays) issued that order in a suit brought by a coalition of states who were concerned that the end of Title 42 would lead to a surge of illegal migrants at the border.

Concerned with good reason. In March, DHS estimated that up to 18,000 aliens per day would cross the Southwest border illegally once Title 42 ended. To put that figure into context, agents apprehended an average of 6,875 aliens per day in November, a record-setting month for apprehensions.

That means that the number of aliens crossing the border illegally could more than double after Title 42 ends, and so Judge Summerhays’ order brought needed relief to already overwhelmed Border Patrol agents.

It likely won’t last, because on November 15, a different district court judge (Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia) ordered DHS to stop expelling illegal migrants under Title 42, effective December 21.

Why anyone thought it would be a good idea to terminate Title 42 four days before Christmas is unknown, but in any event those states who brought the suit in Louisiana went to Chief Justice John Roberts and asked him to stay the expiration of Title 42 as ordered by Judge Sullivan, which he did on December 19.

The chief justice’s stay is not permanent, but rather is intended to maintain the status quo while the Supreme Court weighs whether to hear those states’ appeal of Judge Sullivan’s order. If they decide in the coming days not to hear that appeal, the chief’s stay would be lifted, and Title 42 would end shortly thereafter.

The Outsized Role of Title 42. Keep in mind that those Title 42 orders are “public-health”, not “border”, related, but they’re playing an outsized role in Southwest border security because the Biden administration isn’t doing anything else to deter foreign nationals from entering illegally.

That’s by design. As my colleague Mark Krikorian has explained:

Past administrations, including Democratic ones, acknowledged public concern over immigration by tightening their policies to make it harder for foreigners to illegally enter.

This administration, on the other hand, is the first in our nation’s history to reject the very idea of deterring illegal immigration.

They believe that the American people simply have no right to keep anyone out. And if the immigration law requires them to do that — as it obviously does — they’ll do their best to circumvent and ignore the law. [Emphasis in original.]

The Timing. CBP’s border encounter numbers normally appear on or near the 15th of the month, but this is the second time in three months that CBP has issued its numbers unduly late.

While no law mandates that those encounter numbers be published in the middle of the month, Congress may want to investigate the matter because CBP’s releases for FY 2022 and for November look mighty suspicious.

Those totals for FY 2022 appeared late on Friday, October 21, while early voting for the November midterm elections that would determine which party would control Congress was well under way.

(Read more, including a central tweet, at the Center for Immigration Studies)

A former acting Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner says Biden hasn’t enforced Title 42 all along

NewsMax quotes former Acting Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Mark Morgan as he points out how Biden has not been fully using the features of Title 42 to protect America from a flood of sick illegal aliens.

The Supreme Court’s ruling that Title 42 restrictions related to COVID-19 will stay in place until at least February was the right decision, even though President Joe Biden’s administration refuses to enforce the measure set in place under former President Donald Trump, Mark Morgan, a former acting Customs and Border Patrol commissioner, said on Newsmax, Wednesday. 

“I was cautious and skeptical on which side the Supreme Court was going to come down on this because of some recent decisions of the past year, or 18 months,” Morgan said on Newsmax’s “Wake Up America.” “But, with or without Title 42, it’s going to make little difference with respect to the fact we’re already in the worst, unmitigated, self-inflicted crisis that we’ve had in our lifetime.”

The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 5-4 to grant a request by a group of Republican state attorneys general to a judge’s decision invalidating the emergency order on hold, while the court could determine whether it can intervene in challenging the ruling.

Morgan acknowledged that when Title 42 is lifted, the border crisis will worsen, but said it’s important to remember “we’re already in the middle of the crisis.”

The situation at the border is now being covered more by the mainstream media, which Morgan said is “awakening a larger portion” of the American population that didn’t understand that “every state is a border state.”

“Our security should be a kitchen table issue for elections,” Morgan said. “Unfortunately, I don’t think it was this past election, because the administration has been able to lie.

“The mainstream media, for the large part, has covered up for this administration, but with the disaster that’s going on, as it’s increasing, it’s impossible to cover it up anymore. You just can’t do it, and I think it’s going to have an impact.”

(Read more at NewsMax)

What more did we expect when there were videos of 600 illegals crossing in an hour in just one sector?

When Biden has reduced the Customs and Border Patrol to a welcoming committee and escort service, how did anyone expect anything but this?

 

Bullets we dodged, but Biden could still ricochet

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2022 in review: Issues avioded version

Will student loan forgiveness make inflation worse?

Forbes used a 25 August 2022 article to outline the ways that Biden’s student loan forgiveness program might have worsened inflation.

On August 24, President Joe Biden made the much-anticipated announcement of student loan forgiveness. Low- to middle-income borrowers will see as much as $20,000 erased from their federal loan balances in the coming months.

While the cancellation announcement comes as a victory for the Biden administration, there’s growing anxiety about how this could exacerbate an already bloated inflation rate. As high prices continue to stress wallets, nearly 3 out of 5 consumers say they worry that student loan forgiveness will worsen inflation.

But just how much the new loan forgiveness will affect inflation—and how its impact will make its way to consumers—is being debated by economists.

How Student Loan Forgiveness Could Affect Inflation

Americans collectively hold $1.75 trillion in student loan debt. In theory, less student debt to repay frees up cash that consumers could spend. This could increase demand and cause prices to jump. But economists remain divided over how much Biden’s plan will cause inflation to spike.

The few available estimates on Biden’s loan forgiveness program’s impact on inflation show a small impact, percentage-point wise, in the immediate future.

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), a nonprofit public policy organization, estimates that $10,000 of debt cancellation for borrowers making under $300,000 could add up to 15 basis points (0.15%) to the inflation rate “and create additional inflationary pressure over time.”

The CRFB’s estimate doesn’t factor in the income limits imposed by Biden’s newly released forgiveness plan. The relief targets individuals making less than $125,000 per year ($250,000 for those who file jointly).

“In the grand scheme of things, [the CRFB’s projection is] not that big of a deal. People aren’t going to notice,” says Patrick Gourley, associate professor of economics at the University of New Haven. “When you talk about even 10 basis points, that’s a tenth of a percent.”

Gourley adds that the forgiveness “isn’t going to generate large consumer spending,” which could be a factor to inflated prices.

This is because only 31% of borrowers would see their debt completely erased by Biden’s plan, according to a report from the New York Federal Reserve. That means the majority of borrowers will be again bound to monthly payments come January. Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Analytics, tweeted that the net factor of repayment and forgiveness combined “is largely a wash” on inflation.

Other economists have different takes. Jason Furman, professor of economics at Harvard and former economic advisor to President Barack Obama, described Biden’s student loan forgiveness program as reckless because people may expect debt forgiveness again in the future. He did add that the inflation impact will be “relatively small.”

(Read more at Forbes)

As anyone who has looked at the rising gasoline prices might know, Biden’s inflationary continues

With Biden still directing energy policy and with a Democrat Senate, we can count on inflation. With Buttigieg available for paternity leave during shipping crises or as long as he does nothing about the issues with Southwest, we will have drivers for inflation.

FDA launches study that could lead to removal of restrictions on blood donations by gay and bisexual men

Our purported friends at ABC and Good Morning America suggest that Biden’s FDA may find a way to allow men who have sex with men to contribute to the blood supply. This while they rename “monkeypox” to “m-pox” and try to convince us that there is no correlation between Democrat policies (like early release of felons, bail reform, …) and high crime rates in Democrat cities.

The FDA is sharing new details on a study it’s funding that could lead to the removal of longtime restrictions around blood donations by gay or bisexual men.

The first-of-its-kind pilot study aims to gather and present data to the FDA for review by late 2021, ABC News has learned exclusively.

A change in this FDA policy would mean that more gay and bisexual men would be able to give blood in the U.S. and end what critics have called discriminatory federal guidelines.

The U.K. announced on Monday it would lift its blanket blood-donation policy for all men who have had sex with men. The mandate, based solely on sexual preference, required all gay and bisexual men to abstain from sex with men for three months before being eligible to give blood.

The new criteria, hailed as “landmark change,” according to Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock, will instead focus on individualized risk-based assessments. The revised policy is designed to show that there’s no impact on the safety of blood donated in the U.K.

(Read more at Good Morning America)

Just because Great Britian tried this and hasn’t yet collapsed isn’t enough of a reason to try it here

Great Britian’s healthcare system has been on a slow fail for at least 20 years. To ask us to follow their lead now is just stupid.

However, if there is a dedicated segment of the population that will vote for Democrats even after inflation flew from 5.75% to 11.5% over the past few years, then we may be able to also surmise that there is another group that is equally as stupid. And, of course, there is always the possibility that this all comes from a dedicated group of cheating idiots. Nonethless, it is all the same.

Who knows, with the 2022 midterms, we may find out all sorts of things to come. Biden’s coming term may be very revealing.

 

Biden continues to prove his membership in the “Not Ready for Primetime Players” regarding the border

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Ahead of Title 42 lifting, Biden creates “exception” to let illegal migrants into U.S. early

Just the News informed us how the Biden regime — while pretending the border was secure — also has started a ruse where he pretends illegals are not illegal if Biden gives them a special trip to the states.

Well ahead of next month’s lifting of Title 42 immigration restrictions, President Joe Biden has ordered Border Patrol agents to begin allowing illegal migrants into the country by granting them multiple exemptions to the current health regulation, according to a document reviewed by Just the News.

The memo sent last week identified a half dozen ports of entry (POEs) where exceptions can be granted and a broad range of conditions that qualify for the exemptions. The order takes effect Thursday.

“Beginning April 21, 2022, OFO will increase its capabilities to process noncitizens potentially amenable for an exception to Title 42,” the memo reviewed by Just the News says.

“Factors weighing in favor of an exception,” the memo explains, “include the following: a physical or mental illness, disability; pregnancy; lack of access to safe housing or shelter in Mexico (under 21 years old or younger or over 70, including families); and an indication that an individual has been threatened or harmed in Mexico.”

Under the new rules, if a single member of a family qualifies for the exception, in most cases the entire family can come into the country legally, Border Patrol agents were told.

A senior U.S. official, speaking only on condition of anonymity, said the exemption policy means the flood of illegal immigrants coming into the country could start much earlier than the May 21 lifting of Title 42.

“We are bracing for an avalanche to begin in just a few days,” the official said.

Even before the order, nearly 210,000 illegal migrants were encountered by Border Patrol in March and more than 80,000 let into the country.

The memo made clear the Border Patrol should be working with advocacy groups and lawyers trying to get as many illegal migrants as possible into the country using the exception process.

(Read more at Just the News)

For a commander-in-chief who will sik the FBI on parents, does this fall so far in the realm of unbeliebability?

Consider the things credulously attributed to Biden. Think of the 4 a.m. surges in voting on the morning after Election Day 2020. Consider the way he had the FBI investigate parents who only protested the way their children were being educated.

Consider his abolishment of the Victims of Illegal Alien Crime office created by Trump.

Consider the 92 terrorist-watch-list people caught at the border in the federal calendar year for 2022.

Consider all sorts of things this bumbler-in-chief has done.

I wonder if this might be an attempt to catch up to B.O. with his record of Islamist attacks on American soil. Maybe Biden needs to sneak them in himself.

 

Biden reveals himself to be one of the original “Not Ready for Primetime Players” by calling a “lid” as the Supreme Court debates Title 42

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Title 42 weighed by Supreme Court as White House declares unusual “lid”

The New York Post pulls out questions as it investigates the lackadaisical response of the Biden regime as it still opposes common sense border policy.

The White House press office declared a mid-morning “lid” on Tuesday as the Supreme Court weighs the fate of the Title 42 pandemic migration policy — while border communities and major US cities brace for a potential humanitarian crisis.

A White House pool report sent at 10:35 a.m. relayed that President Biden’s staff declared the lid, which means that no public events are planned or likely to happen.

It’s unusual to call a presidential lid so early in the day, since major domestic or international news could prompt schedule changes.

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Monday paused a lower-court order to lift Title 42. The Biden administration has until 5 p.m. Tuesday to respond to filing from a group of 19 Republican-led states that want to keep the policy in place.

Although Biden remained out of public view, the White House disclosed that he lunched Tuesday with Vice President Kamala Harris, his administration’s migration czar.

Reporters may have fleeting opportunities to question Harris about the border crisis Tuesday afternoon when she hosts swearing-in ceremonies for four unrelated positions.

The Title 42 policy allows US border officials to quickly expel people suspected of illegally crossing the border by citing the COVID-19 pandemic. Otherwise, officials would have to go through time-consuming legal processes to deport migrants or evaluate their asylum claims.

(Read more at the New York Post)

The Not Ready for Prime Time Players takes refuge in the basement again

For those who voted for the “guy in the basement,” this is what you get.

Those who voted for everything anti-Trump, this is what you get (along with the inflation, supply-chain issues, continued focus on COVID long after COVID has passed, an obsessed FBI that seeks to limit American rights, and other unique issues).

Texas Governor predicts “total chaos” when Title 42 border rule ends

The Daily Wire points to a prediction of Texas Governor Greg Abbott where he suggests “total chaos” will reign.

You’ll be hearing the term “Title 42” a lot in the coming days.

Title 42 is a U.S. law that gives the government the power to shut down the border as an emergency action to keep communicable diseases out of the country. Presidents have used the power in the past. In June 1929, President Herbert Hoover restricted the “transportation of passengers” from China and the Philippines because of a meningitis outbreak.

President Donald Trump used Title 42 in 2020 as the COVID pandemic broke out worldwide. And in a wise move, President Joe Biden kept the rule in place. Since it was enacted, more than two million people have been expelled.

But families seeking U.S. asylum filed a lawsuit, and a federal judge ordered the Biden administration to lift Title 42 by December 21. Once that happens, the floodgates will open. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials told U.S. lawmakers last Wednesday that some 50,000 foreigners are already waiting to cross into the U.S. once Title 42 is lifted.

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott warned of the coming mayhem.

“If the courts don’t intervene and put a halt of removal to the Title 42 it’s going to be total chaos,” Abbott said during an interview broadcast on Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.”

(continued)

“It was known from the time that Joe Biden got elected that Joe Biden supported open borders,” Abbott said. “It is known by the cartels who have sophisticated information whether or not the Biden administration is going to enforce the immigration laws or not is known across the world but most importantly, known among the cartels.”

Abbott said the rule should be kept in place not only for COVID. “Whether it’s COVID or some other issue, when you have people coming across the globe without knowing at all what their health status is, that almost by definition is a public health risk. There’s every reason to keep that in place.”

“Some do come across with COVID and no one knows exactly who comes across with COVID. These people are not tested when they come across the border and so who knows how many people have COVID, who knows what other type of disease they may have. The answer is nobody knows because nobody is testing them,” the governor said.

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

Title 42, if it must be anchored to COVID, must go away. But reviving health laws for entry seems common sense.

While Title 42 may have been created with a link to COVID (like the Biden attempt to forgive student debt), there is a common-sense reason to keep sick people out of the nation.

Yes, America may have a heart for people with disease; however, we cannot cure everyone. And, yes, maybe America may often attempt to share the wealth we have been blessed with; however, we are finite and cannot finance the world.

El Paso mayor says 20,000 migrants waiting in Mexico to cross US border when Title 42 ends

The New York Post further delves into the border crisis as it quotes the Democrat El Paso mayor as he attests to the damage being being heaped up in Mexico by the Biden regime.

Across the border from El Paso, Texas, some 20,000 migrants are waiting for Title 42 to end so they can cross into the US, the mayor said at a press conference Monday evening.

“We’ve been talking to some of the partners in Mexico, and we’re talking also to the Border Patrol and those are the numbers that have been fed back to us,” said Mayor Oscar Leeser. “The shelters in [Ciudad] Juarez are completely full today, and they believe there’s about 20,000 people ready to come into El Paso.”

An emergency filing with the Supreme Court by attorney generals in 19 states meant a temporary halt to the planned lifting of Title 42, the Trump-era policy which allows border officers to reject illegal border crossers from the US, on Wednesday.

The Border Patrol has used Title 42 to expel about 40% of all illegal border crossers since it was implemented by former President Donald Trump in 2020. Even though it may not end this week, local leaders say they are continuing to prepare for a human tidal wave — with as many as 5,000 migrants a day attempting to cross the border.

El Paso is currently the epicenter of the border crisis, with more immigrants crossing there than anywhere else in the country, according to the US Border Patrol statistics. Since August, city resources have been strained as the number of migrants arriving in the city continued to rise.

(Read more at the New York Post)

How is it that, from the first days of the Biden regime, illegals wore Biden shirts?

If Biden has not been inviting the world to cross our open borders, why have 2.7 million illegals that we know of (and equal or more numbers that we don’t know of) shown up on our borders with Biden shirts?

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 22, verses 13 through 21

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God’s final Word – God’s last invitation

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. The promised Savior of the world

    In these concluding verses, the Bible comes full circle. It opened with the promise of a coming Savior who would redeem His people from their sins.

    And I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; he will crush your head, and you will strike his heel.” (Genesis 3:15 NIV)

    Now, the Bible ends with the promise of His second coming. It is only fitting that the book, whose focus is on the second coming, ends with a final invitation in anticipation of that glorious reality. It is an urgent invitation pleading with sinners to come to Jesus Christ and receive the free gift of eternal life before it is forever too late.

    Do you feel the urgency to offer such an invitation?

    One class member responded with a tale of her grandchildren and their reluctance to accept Bible stories now that her daughter seems less accepting of what she was brought up to believe.

    Another class member spoke of feeling the urgency to share the gospel with his neighbors. That neighbor had rejected those overtures for years. Now both were open to the news.

  2. The Person of Christ — Revelation 22:13

    I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End. (Revelation 22:13 NIV)

    As Jesus identifies Himself, His identity expresses Christ’s infinity, eternity and boundless life transcending all limitations. He is the source of all that is true, from beginning to end. It is also a statement of His deity as there can only be one Alpha and Omega, first and last and beginning and end — God. He is God the Son, the second Person of the eternal Trinity.

  3. The exclusivity of heaven — Revelation 22:14-15

    “Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. (Revelation 22:14‭-‬15 NIV)

    This section begins with the last of the 7 beatitudes in Revelation. “Blessed are those who wash their robes” graphically portrays the believers’ participation in the death of Christ.

    I answered, “Sir, you know.” And he said, “These are they who have come out of the great tribulation; they have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. (Revelation 7:14 NIV)

    Those who have experienced the washing from sin that marks salvation will forever have the right to the tree of life. The tree of life is located in the New Jerusalem and this will be a fulfillment of Jesus’ promise:

    Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God. (Revelation 2:7 NIV)

    Heaven is exclusively for those who have been cleansed from their sins by faith in the blood of Jesus and whose names have been written in the book of life of the Lamb who has been slain.

    All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world. (Revelation 13:8 NIV)

    In contrast, everyone else will remain forever outside the New Jerusalem in the lake of fire.

    Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (Revelation 21:27 NIV)

    The inclusion of “dogs” is included because dogs were despised scavengers that milled about the cities’ garbage dumps. To call a person a dog was to describe that person as someone of low character. In fact, the first time blatantly impure sinners are called dogs is in Deuternonmy 23:18 referring to male homosexual prostitutes.

    You must not bring the earnings of a female prostitute or of a male prostitute into the house of the Lord your God to pay any vow, because the Lord your God detests them both. (Deuteronomy 23:18 NIV)

    All those described as excluded are not everyone who have ever committed any of these sins but those who love and habitually practice any such sin, stubbornly clinging to it and refusing Christ’s invitation to salvation.

  4. The truth of the book of Revelation — Revelation 22:16

    “I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.” (Revelation 22:16 NIV)

    The expression, “I, Jesus” appears only here in the Bible. This verse testifies to the truth of the whole book of Revelation. Like a king affixing a royal seal to an official document, Jesus ties His reputation as Son of David and Son of God to the prophecies of the book. The words of the book are faithful and true because they were given by the One who is altogether faithful and true.

    In His deity, Christ is David’s root, and in His humanity, He is David’s descendant.

    “The bright morning star” – Jesus promised the overcomers of Thyatira the “morning star” that is, Himself.

  5. Two invitations — Revelation 22:17

    The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life. (Revelation 22:17 NIV)

    The last 5 verses in the book of Revelation represent the last God-breathed words we have before the return of Christ. Let that sink in.

    First, God continually speaks an invitation to all who are thirsty – “Come!” Only Christ can quench the deepest needs and necessities of the heart. In fact, the entire book of Revelation can be considered as a long invitation to separate ourselves from the pollution and wickedness of the world and to join God’s eternal banquet. The Lord’s ultimate reason for revealing future events is to draw people to Himself.

    Note the first invitation is for Jesus Christ to come back to earth. And notice that the Holy Spirit and the Church, the bride of Christ, long for His soon return. That is the desire of every true believer.

    The second invitation is for whoever will take the water of life – that is, the salvation offered to all in Jesus Christ. He said that whoever will drink this water will never thirst again.

    but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:14 NIV)

    Revelation 22:17 is God’s final invitation in the Bible.

  6. A stern warning — Revelation 22:18-19

    I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. (Revelation 22:18‭-‬19 NIV)

    How do people add to the book of Revelation? (Predicting the date of Christ’s return; adding ways to salvation, etc.) How do people take away the words of Revelation? (We have this new progressive understanding – everything in this book has already happened – this is history, not prophecy.)

    Consider these ways of altering God’s Word: Disobeying the clear commands of Scripture; intentionally ignoring what is written; purposely twisting the true meaning of God’s word to accommodate our opinions and adding other commands or traditions or texts as authoritative truths.

  7. The benediction — Revelation 22:20-21

    I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll. (Revelation 22:18‭-‬19 NIV)

    Jesus says He is coming quickly – no promise could offer more hope.

    John adds “Amen” – “So be it!” Then John adds a personal prayer: “Come Lord Jesus!”

    Is that your prayer? Are you ready for the return of the Lord Jesus? Fittingly, the last words of the Bible – “the grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen,” is an expression of God’s grace toward fallen humanity and a desire that all will accept His free gift of salvation.

 

The insanity of Biden’s escalation at the border

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Representative Tony Gonzales sees a “hurricane of migrants” hitting El Paso

The Hill conveys the words of Representative Tony Gonzales and his view that a “hurricane of migrants” has just started to hit El Paso.

Rep. Tony Gonzales (R-Texas) said on Sunday that a “hurricane of migrants” is hitting the city of El Paso, Texas, as migrants surge to the U.S.-Mexico border.  

“It is a dire situation in El Paso. As you know, the city declared a state of emergency. This is something you do when there’s a hurricane, a fire, an earthquake. What is happening is it’s a hurricane of migrants,” Gonzales said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” with host Margaret Brennan. 

The latest influx of migrants comes just ahead of the Wednesday expiration date of Title 42, a Trump-era policy that restricted asylum-seekers. 

The rollback of the policy is expected to lead to an uptick in migrants attempting to enter the U.S. The mayor of El Paso on Saturday declared a state of emergency as shelters in the city were overwhelmed over the weekend.  

“What I saw were hundreds — over 500 migrants in a pod. They call them pods, essentially a large cell that holds about 100 people. There’s one bathroom. The odor is terrible. There’s eight pods in there. So those are the good conditions,” Gonzales said of the processing center in El Paso.

“Outside, just above the hill, there’s … a little over 1,000 migrants waiting in outdoor conditions, not to mention the people that are waiting by the bridge and elsewhere. It’s a very dire situation in El Paso,” he added.

Gonzales underscored that the situation is expected to worsen as more migrants approach the border and as winter weather intensifies — and called for more immediate action on border security.

(Read more at The Hill)

Since the press mentions it, but doesn’t cite the numbers — someone might get the idea that the press has attempted to continue to hide this crisis

One might think that, with the press reversing their previous trend by starting to report on the “crisis at the border,” the public might be informed. However, rarely do the outline of the full crisis nor the scale of the crisis fall within the story.

Thankfully, that does not apply to the next two articles.

Gall out in the “open” at the US border

The New York Post plays on words as it points out the seemingly purposeful insanity of the Bidens border policy over more than two years.

Decades of writing about politicians has taught me that the successful ones generally do not make big decisions on the fly. If you watch and listen, you can usually spot a deliberative process and defensible reasoning behind their positions.

But now comes a major exception: the decision by the Biden administration to throw open our southern border. 

Two years into this national disaster, I don’t have a clue about why the president and his team are still doing this. What started as a foolish bid to undo everything Donald Trump did has become a permanent policy that undercuts national security and defies decency.

The White House has never explained itself, and the plausible reasons — importing future Democrats, cheap farm labor, or humanitarian concerns — make zero sense when measured against the human suffering involved on both sides of the border.

Yet the surge continues without a hint of remorse and is about to get even worse with the likely end of the pandemic-era Title 42 rule, which made expulsions easier.

The damage done already is mind-boggling. More than 5 million mostly unvetted people have entered the United States in the last two years. It is certain that among them are potential terrorists and many members of drug cartels, human traffickers and murderous gangs. 

The Border Patrol reports that more than 275,000 unaccompanied minors arrived since Biden took office — a number comparable to the entire population of Buffalo.

(Read more at the New York Post)

So what is it? Does Biden want new voters, farm labor, new Social Security roles, or all those unaccompanied minors?

This article presents some interesting possibilities for the reasons for Biden’s border surge. So what do you think drives Biden so needs these millions of illegals to come to us? Is it:

  • His need for millions of new Democrat voters
  • His need for all of the farm laborers
  • His need to transfer all of the world’s poor to our social safety net
  • His need to sniff all of those hundreds of thousands of minors

El Paso mayor declares “state of emergency” as border city prepares for crossings to skyrocket “from 2,500 to 4,000, 5,000, maybe 6,000” a day when Trump-era policy expires this week

The Daily Mail outlines the frantic situation Democrats like the Mayor of El Paso find themselves in due to Bidens insane border policy.

El Paso declared a state of emergency over the ongoing migrant crisis in the border city.

Mayor Oscar Leeser said he decided to finally make the declaration as the situation is beginning to threaten the safety of residents and migrants alike. He said 2,500 migrants are arriving in El Paso daily, and that those numbers are likely to multiply as Trump-era border legislation expires this week. 

The declaration comes just days after Leeser tried to walk out of a press conference after being pressed by reporters on why he hadn’t yet made an emergency declaration.

Last week Denver also declared a state of emergency in preparation for the expiration of Title 42, which Trump signed into law in 2020 ostensibly to hinder COVID-19 transmission across the border, but was largely used to assist in border control.

‘I said from the beginning that I would call it when I felt that either our asylum seekers or community was not safe,’ he said.

With the declaration, Leeser asked the state to provide extra staffing at its migrant housing facilities, state law enforcement to provide protection for migrants and Texans alike, and transportation assistance to move migrants to other cities.

The declaration coincides with the expiration of Title 42 this week, which President Trump put in place in March 2020 to stem the spread of disease into the US from across the southern border. 

Title 42 allowed the US to expel migrants without considering them for asylum. More than 2million people have been expelled since the rule was enacted.

The end of Title 42 is likely to cause processes at the border to bog down, and complicate the ongoing crisis.

Leeser said when Title 42 expires on December 21 the number of migrants arriving in the city could double.

‘We know the influx on Wednesday will be incredible it will be huge. On Wednesday our numbers will go from 2,500 to 4,000, 5,000, maybe 6,000,’ he said.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

Martha’s Vineyard balked at 50 illegals dropped on their door step in a day

The people at Martha’s Vineyard had the 50 illegals shipped out of their little enclave within 24 hours. How would they handle 2,500 to 6,000 per day?

 

Where is the outrage, Democrats

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The last time I checked with Andy Kahan’s site prior to the election, there were 172 people murdered in Harris County by felons released on bail by Democrat judges

A few months before the midterms, I blogged on the 172 Harris County victims of felons released on bail by Democrat judges.

Unsurprisingly, a number of others (including people who formed Political Action Committees (PACs)) and even a few main stream media sources (who published back-page, bottom-of-the-fold articles) came to notice.

The Houston Comical Chronicle even noticed the bullseye painted on the backs of Democrat catch-and-release judges

The Houston Comical Chronicle even pulled their heads out of their liberal holes to observe how victim families (including a number of historially-faithful Democrats) had banded together to stand against the catch-and-release Democrat judges.

Family members of slain residents gathered with three Republican Harris County constables outside of Commissioners Court Tuesday to drum up support for conservative judicial candidates and blast Democratic judges who they said are “soft on crime.” 

The speakers, affiliated with the Stop Houston Murders PAC, blamed Democratic judges for rising homicide rates in Harris County at the beginning of the pandemic — a trend which played out similarly across the country. Homicide rates have fallen by 13 percent this year compared to the same point in 2021, according to data from the Harris County Office of County Administration.

“Last year, my brother was killed by criminals who were released from the revolving courthouse doors that Harris County Democratic judges have created,” said Aimee Castillo, speaking about her brother, Joshua Sandoval, who was killed during an attempted robbery in 2021, allegedly by a man released after posting a $5,000 bond on an evading arrest charge.

“Yesterday, the polls opened for early voting. The current soft-on-crime judges do not see a problem with the current catch-and-release system. Do not let your vote go to waste,” Castillo said. 

State District Judge Jason Luong, who set Sandoval’s bail in the evading arrest case, lost his Democratic primary runoff in March. 

The Stop Houston Murders PAC has raised nearly $2 million to support Republican judicial candidates, including substantial contributions from Richard Weekley, a major donor to Alexandra del Moral Mealer’s campaign for county judge.

(Read more — including liberal excuses — at the Houston Comical Chronicle)

It was within the comments a Bunkerville where I got prompted to this post

Due to a comment by Peter3NJ at Bunkerville, the point of “Where is the outrage” came to center stage.

Hence, I started looking to the articles that had only occupied the periphery of my blogging mind.

Therefore, the next few articles came to mind regarding the death, resurrection, and murder of decency in Harris County’s courts.

Murder suspect becomes wanted fugitive after million-dollar bond is substantially lowered and he gets freed

Houston Fox affiliate KRIV reports on the murder suspect released after his bond got substantially reduced — only to become a fugitive from the law.

The District Attorney’s Office asked the court to deny Michael Richardson bond stating he’s a danger to the future safety of the community. 

Still Richardson got bond, but then failed to show back up to court.

Since 1999, Richardson has been in and out of county jails and prisons.

“He has at least seven felony convictions,” said Andy Kahan with Crime Stoppers. “He just finished serving a 2-year stint for felon in possession of a weapon in TDCJ.”

Richardson was out of jail on bond for a new charge of felon in possession of a weapon when police say he shot and killed 53-year-old Gregory Wiltz on January 26, 2021.

It happened on Delaware at Fidelity on the east end. Richardson allegedly shot Wiltz to death while he sat in his vehicle.

Wiltz was popular store owner.

“Who evidently everybody knew, he was called a beloved figure in the neighborhood,” Kahan said.

(Read more at KRIV)

The good news is that this felon subsequently got picked up by ICE

In an update of this same story, KRIV told us that Richardson got picked up and detained by ICE (even though he is not an illegal alien).

After our story aired, we discovered Michael Richardson is being held at an ICE facility in Conroe.
It’s not clear yet why federal authorities are detaining him.

Odd how doing what turns out to be right is done by hook-or-crook during the Biden regime.

Speaking of odd things: why release the suspected murderer of a rap artist when so much points away from it?

Since Democrats seem so intent on worshipping celebrity, why do we find Democrat judges considering the release of felons (even those accused of murder)?

Why? Because Democrats have not suffered enough to stop their idiocy and start voting other-than-Democrat.

Bond set at $2 million for man suspected of killing rap artist “Takeoff”

Aptly-named Democrat site Revolt opens up on the bond set for the man caught on camera holding a rifle in one hand and a wine bottle in another while shooting unarmed rapper “Takeoff.”

The man suspected of killing Takeoff last month in Houston made his first appearance in court on Friday (Dec. 2).

Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested by Houston police Thursday (Dec. 1) evening and has since been charged with murder. His arrest marks the second authorities have made in the case. Cameron Joshua, 22, was previously arrested on two counts of felony possession of a firearm. Joshua was supposedly at the gathering but is believed to have no connection to the actual shooting of Takeoff.

According to KTRK-TV, who obtained court documents, the evidence that led to Clark’s arrest includes video footage, license plate information from the car in which he left the scene, and fingerprints collected from a wine bottle he was seen holding.

It was also noted that the suspected gunman’s bond was set at $2 million and that he may have planned to skip town. Additionally, documents showed he purchased two plane tickets to Mexico and applied for an expedited passport. During his arrest, he was in possession of the passport and a large amount of cash. “So, we believe that he had plans or has plans to flee the jurisdiction if released on bond,” the judge said. Clark is currently being held in the Harris County Jail and is expected to return to court on Monday (Dec. 5).

(Read more at Revolt)

Surprise, bond was reduced by half for this guy

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reports that bond was reduced by half for the suspected murder of “Takeoff.”

Bond has been lowered for Patrick Xavier Clark, the 33-year-old man charged in the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff, Judge Josh Hill ordered Wednesday.

Clark is accused in the Nov. 1 fatal shooting of the Atlanta rapper, whose real name was Kirsnick Kari Ball, and was arrested a month later.

Clark’s initial bond was set at $2,000,000 but his legal team argued that amount was excessive. They filed a motion Tuesday asking for the bond to be reduced to $100,000. That request was declined; however, the new bond has been reduced to $1,000,000. One of the conditions of the order requires Clark to wear a GPS monitor that can be monitored in real time by the court and law enforcement.

The motion, which was filed by “attorneys on record” Letitia D. Quinones and Carl A. Moore, lays out a number of issues they would like to be taken into consideration.

Clark was identified by authorities as the triggerman who fired the fatal shots outside a downtown Houston bowling alley that claimed the life of Takeoff, who was an innocent bystander. The victim was part of the Grammy-winning group, which also includes family members Quavo and Offset. According to celebritynetworth.com, the megastar’s net worth was an estimated $26 million at the time of his death at the age of 28.

Money is one of the key issues noted in the reduction request.

According to the motion filed by Clark’s attorneys, Census data shows the accused killer’s family lives in a county where the median income is $65,000, therefore they can’t afford to pay bonding agencies the required $200,000 down payment.

The motion outlines, according to data, “it would take four years of income for the average person to raise the 10% cash deposit required to post bond as it is presently set.”

The motion states, due to this reason, the “applicant requests that bond be set at the reasonable amount of $100,000, which is comparable to other defendants similarly situated in Harris County.”

When Clark was taken into custody on Dec. 2, authorities found a passport, a Mexican itinerary and large amount of cash, which led them to believe he was possibly planning to flee the country. His attorneys said that was not the case.

(Read more at KPRC)

Maybe this will be the case that breaks a number of Democrat backs.

But then, maybe not.

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 22, verses 6 through 12

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God’s final Word – A time of urgency

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. A sense of urgency — Revelation 22:6

    The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.” (Revelation 22:6 NIV)

    At this point, all that is left for John to record is this divine epilogue or postscript. All the glorious and gracious purposes that God ordained before the foundation of the world will have been attained. The devastating judgments of the Tribulation will have been carried out. The Lord Jesus will have returned in all His glory, executed His enemies, and reigned on the earth for a thousand years. All the rebels, angels and humans, will have been sentenced to their final, eternal punishment in the lake of fire. The present universe will have been “uncreated” and the eternal new heaven and earth “created,” in which the King of kings will be reigning with His Father. The holy angels and the redeemed of all ages will be dwelling in the new creation and particularly in the New Jerusalem. From the throne in the center of that majestic city, the brilliant, blazing glory of God will radiate throughout the re-created universe. Holiness will characterize all who dwell in the kingdom. They will constantly praise, worship and serve Him throughout eternity in an environment of perfect peace, joy and fulfillment. What is your reaction/response to this time in history?

    One class member responded with the observation that he would fall on his face in worship. Just imagining this scene stretches the human imagination.

    Another class member noted that, since God often acted as His own messenger and often used angels (which translates “messenger”) as messengers, we must be wary of who we worship in heaven (even though holy angels won’t accept worship).

    Another class member said that she would be overcome with the magnificence of the situation.

    These verses are filled with a sense of urgency. Since Jesus could rapture His church at any moment, triggering all the end time events, believers and unbelievers need to be ready. The angel’s words reinforce an important truth: Everything John has seen in Revelation will come to pass.

    The God Who moved the spirits of His spokesmen, the prophets, to inspire both the New Testament and the Oid Testament is the same God Who sent His angel to show His bondservants the things which must soon take place.

    What do you believe your response should be to the book of Revelation?

    One class member responded with “Obedience.”

    “Evangelism” was another response.

  2. Immediate obedience — Revelation 22:7

    “Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.” (Revelation 22:7 NIV)

    The original translation of this verse has the word, “Καὶ” (Kai), which means “and”, which marks a change in speakers. The speaker is no longer the angel who spoke in 22:6, but the Lord Jesus Christ, the One who is coming quickly. He pronounces the 6th of the 7 beatitudes. The word “τηρῶν” (teron) translates as “hold fast” or “to guard.”

    As believers we are called to guard or protect the book of Revelation. How do we do that (defend it against detractors who deny its relevance; defend it against critics who deny its veracity and authority as well as confused interpreters who obscure its meaning. In fact, all scripture should be so guarded)?

    As believers, we are called to defend Scripture and to obey it. How do we obey Scripture and this prophecy?

    There was general agreement that the Scripture must be defended. However, one class member cited a source he was not sure of when he noted, “In essentials, unity. In non-essentials, liberty. In all things, love.”

    God inspired Revelation for one purpose: to reveal the glory of His Son and call believers to live godly, faithful and obedient lives in light of His return. This book should provide motivation for godly living. Do you believe that it does?

    It is the only book in the Bible that has a special blessing for those who read it and obey it.

  3. Immediate worship — Revelation 22:8-9

    I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!” (Revelation 22:8‭-‬9 NIV)

    Again, we have a change of speakers, this time being John. John’s impulsive worship of the wrong object should serve as a warning to each of us. How easy it is for finite, fallen creatures to get caught up in the moment and forget the One who deserves our full affection and devotion. How prone we are as humans to mistake the gift for the Giver when we receive another of His remarkable blessings. How can we avoid this?

    One class member said that, while we are on earth, we can make a habit of keeping our eyes on God by keeping in the Word.

    Another class member suggested the same might apply to us while in heaven: keep our eyes on Jesus.

  4. Immediate proclamation — Revelation 22:10-11

    Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near. Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.” (Revelation 22:10‭-‬11 NIV)

    The message is not to be hidden; it is a message to be proclaimed to produce obedience and worship.

    When the angel says, “Let the one who does wrong…”, he is proclaiming a truth that people’s response to the proclamation of the truth will fix their eternal destiny. The truths can become an instrument of salvation or an instrument of damnation and must be proclaimed as long as men and women still have time to hear them.

  5. Immediate Service — Revelation 22:12

    “Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. (Revelation 22:12 NIV)

    Jesus’ statement means that His coming is imminent.

    Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with their assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch. “Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone: ‘Watch!’ ” (Mark 13:33‭-‬37 NIV)

    When Jesus comes, He will bring His reward. Believers’ eternal rewards will be based on their faithfulness in serving the Lord in this life. The knowledge that Jesus could return at any moment should produce diligent, obedient, worshipful service to God and an urgent proclamation of the gospel to unbelievers.

 

Had it not just represented the Left, maybe there would be use behind the Twitter Trust and Safety Council

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Elon Musk’s Twitter dissolves the Trust and Safety Council

Breitbart delves a little into the dissolution of the Trust and Safety Council by Twitter.

Elon Musk’s Twitter dissolved its Trust and Safety Council on Monday night. This comes days after three members of the council announced their resignation saying that contrary to Elon Musk’s claims, “the safety and wellbeing of Twitter’s users are on the decline.”

The Washington Post reports that Twitter dissolved its Trust and Safety Council on Monday. In an email to board members, the company wrote: “As Twitter moves into a new phase, we are reevaluating how best to bring external insights into our product and policy development work. As part of this process, we have decided that the Trust and Safety Council is not the best structure to do this.”

The email adds: “We are grateful for your engagement, advice and collaboration in recent years and wish you every success in the future.” This move comes just days after three members of the board announced their resignation from the council, stating that they were doing so as “it is clear from research evidence that, contrary to claims by Elon Musk, the safety and wellbeing of Twitter’s users are on the decline.”

One council member told the Washington Post that Twitter is throwing away “years of institutional memory that we on the council have brought” to the company. “Getting external experts and advocates looking at your services makes you smarter,” they added.

Larry Magid, chief executive of ConnectSafely, a Silicon Valley nonprofit that advises consumers about children’s internet use, commented: “By disbanding it, we got fired instead of quit. Elon doesn’t want criticism, and he really doesn’t want the kind of advice he would very likely get from a safety advisory council, which would likely tell him to rehire some of the staff he got rid of, and reinstate some of the rules he got rid of, and turn the company in another direction from where he is turning it.”

Despite the lofty pronouncements of the former Trust and Safety Council, the company has done a terrible job at stopping child pornography from appearing on the platform. In fact, their inability to stop illegal material caused the company to change its business plans.

(Read more — including a quote of a Council member from the Washington Post — at Breitbart)

If these people had actually considered the science, maybe they’d still be around

If they had not gone the Democrat Socialist way of stifling debate and had gone the way of investigation, then maybe we might know about:

  • Hydroxychloroquine and other prescription drugs proven effective against coronavirus
  • The doctors’ opinions on various medical issues that Democrats don’t want discussed
  • Hunter’s laptop and all of its intricracies
  • Issues that happened during the elections that disfavored Democrats
  • The anti-free speech portions of the Respect for Marriage law
  • The shadow banning that has been occurring on Google, Facebook, and elsewhere
  • The collusion between Big Tech and Big Government
  • The true nature of the crisis at our Southern Border

These “experts” claim that, without them, Twitter will be awash in porn and other unwanted trash.

I have news for them. Even with their services, I have received unwanted porn (which I blocked on multiple occasions, since they were not effective to protect me from this on the first few instances).

So, considering the disservice I know these “experts” have provided against me along with the Democrats, I say a joyous “good riddance.” Likewise, considering the service that I can’t really tell they have done (of providing a blocking service to porn and true disinformation), I say “had you done a really good and balanced job of it, I might say something other than ‘Good riddance,’ but you didn’t.”

 

A comparison of the Right and Left

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  1. After a month of recounts, Lauren Boebert officially wins her reelection bid

The Daily Wire laid out Representative Boebert’s dekayed win against her Democrat foe.

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) won her bid for reelection after a tight race decided by roughly 550 votes, a recount confirmed on Monday.

The final results in Colorado’s Congressional District 3 showed the incumbent received 50.06% of the votes, while her Democratic rival, Adam Frisch, received 49.89%. Tallies showed Boebert with 163,839 votes following a net loss of three, and Frisch with 163,293 votes after a net gain of one.

The initial results had been within Colorado’s margin for a mandatory recount, which is at or less than 0.5% difference between the top two candidates. But Frisch, a former Aspen City Council member, already conceded defeat last month, and Boebert declared victory.

“We have won this race,” Boebert said at the time. “With this victory and with Republicans in control of the House of Representatives we can focus on the issues that actually matter most, including getting inflation under control, increasing our domestic energy supply, securing our southern border and being a strong check on the White House.”

(Read more at the Daily Wire)

So the people on the Right count their wins

Part of our current problem has been that the districts have been so tightly gerrymandered and the Democrats have learned to use ballot harvesting where it is legal (as it is in Georgia and California).

  1. A conservative publisher interviews Maxine Waters concerning the questioning of a Democrat mega-donor

The Washington Examiner reports on the aeemingly arranged arrest of Bankman-Fried by interviewing the soon-to-be out-of-power Democrats on the House Financial Services Committee.

Former FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried will not testify in front of a House committee on Tuesday after he was arrested in the Bahamas on Monday, according to the chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee.

Chairwoman Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) confirmed the news in a statement Monday night, claiming she was surprised to hear of his arrest but that the committee would continue to try and get answers on the collapse of the FTX cryptoexchange through FTX’s current CEO John Ray III during the hearing.

“I am surprised to hear that Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas at the direction of the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York. It’s about time the process to bring Mr. Bankman-Fried to justice has begun,” Waters said in a statement. “Although Mr. Bankman-Fried must be held accountable, the American public deserves to hear directly from Mr. Bankman-Fried about the actions that have harmed over one million people, and wiped out the hard-earned life savings of so many. The public has been waiting eagerly to get these answers under oath before Congress, and the timing of this arrest denies the public this opportunity.”

Waters added that Bankman-Fried’s lawyers confirmed that the crypto mogul was planning to testify on Tuesday, before his arrest. Testimony from Bankman-Fried was also being sought by the Senate Banking Committee. However, the former CEO refused to testify in front of the Senate committee, senators said Monday.

Bankman-Fried’s arrest was first reported by the attorney general of the Bahamas and confirmed by the U.S. attorney from the southern district of New York based on a sealed indictment.

The indictment is expected to be unsealed Tuesday morning, and the crypto mogul is expected to be charged with “wire fraud, wire fraud conspiracy, securities fraud, securities fraud conspiracy and money laundering,” according to the New York Times.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

Why would the Washington Examiner interview Republicans who go along to get along?

Why would the realists at this conservative publisher go to the conservative side when effective liberals like Mitch McConnell arrange for a filibuster-proof majority for the Respect for Marriage (the bill that kills our individual free speech rights to not bow to gay marriage)?

Likewise, why would conservatives trust in House Republicans who joined the lame-duck Democrat majority to stab conservatives in the back?

  1. Musk reveals pedophilic statement in Roth thesis: Yoel Roth suggested giving under-18-year-olds access to gay hook-up app Grindr

The Daily Mail relates Musk’s quotes of Yoel Roth’s thesis in a way that seems to make Roth the victim.

Twitter’s former censor has been forced to flee the $1.1m Bay Area mansion he shares with his boyfriend after Elon Musk shared part of his thesis which suggested letting children access gay hook-up app Grindr.

Yoel Roth, 34, and his partner Nicholas Madsen, 44, moved out of their two-bed, two-bath property in El Cerrito over fears for their safety, after receiving a torrent of threats, the Washington Post reported. 

Musk tweeted: ‘Looks like Yoel is in favor of letting children being able to access adult internet services in his PhD thesis.’

He also shared a screenshot of part of the document.

Roth’s thesis, written in 2016 while he was at the University of Pennsylvania, included the claim that many under-18s access gay hook-up app Grindr, despite being too young to do so.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

However, those who conspire with the FBI and conspire to corrupt our children are not the victims

Nobody forced Yoel to make the statement he did in his thesis.

By contrast, while the FBI may have pressured the social media giants to help Biden and hurt Trump, the social media giants were like all of us who find ourselves in a moral dilemma. We never have to do evil.

Most importantly, pointing out that evil has occurred does not always in itself constitute evil. In fact, in my opinion, Musk currently fits the bill of a hero.

Left

  1. Never focusing on themselves, the Biden regime calls out Marjorie Taylor Greene comments on 6 January 2021 riot

The Washington Examiner points out how the Biden regime just cannot allow another narrative than their own on the 6 January 2021 riot.

The White House called out firebrand Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) on Monday, saying her comments about an armed Jan. 6 riot that would have succeeded were antithetical to American values.

Greene made the comments, which she insists were sarcastic, at Sunday night’s New York Young Republican Club Gala, saying, “If Steve Bannon and I had organized that, we would have won. Not to mention, it would’ve been armed.”

White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre decried those comments during Monday afternoon’s press briefing.

“This is what is coming from a member of Congress,” said Jean-Pierre, who briefly called her “Majority” Taylor Greene. “What’s more, she said it to a group that lashed out against condemning Holocaust denial. They were giving her an award.”

The congresswoman was decrying those who accused her of giving “insurrection tours” and helping plan Jan. 6 even though she “couldn’t even find the bathroom in the Capitol” due to being a new member of the House in early 2021. She then said that if she organized it, things would have been different.

“See, that’s the whole joke, isn’t it?” Greene said. “They say that whole thing was planned, and I’m like, are you kidding me? A bunch of conservatives, Second Amendment supporters, went in the Capitol without guns, and they think we organized that? I don’t think so.”

Greene said in her own Monday statement that Democrats were “trying to weaponize a sarcastic joke.”

The White House did not take it that way.

(Read more at the Washington Examiner)

As I recently mentioned, Biden has no room to complain about anything gun-related

With Biden’s release of the “Merchant of Death” into the mix of the Ukrainian war, Joe Biden has no reason to complain about any action or comment regarding guns.

  1. Were Democrats focusing on potential embarresment to them when they allowed Democrat mega-donor Bankman-Fried to be arrested hours before facing questions from Congress?

Brietbart reports on the arrest of Sam Bankman-Fried and his unwillingness to testify while under arrest.

Democrat Mega-donor and FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried was arrested in the Bahamas on Monday, just hours before he was scheduled to testify in front of the House Financial Services Committee on Tuesday.

Bankman-Fried was arrested after U.S. authorities filed criminal charges against him, U.S. Attorneys confirmed.

“Earlier this evening, Bahamian authorities arrested Samuel Bankman-Fried at the request of the U.S. Government, based on a sealed indictment filed by the SDNY,” United States Attorney Damian Williams said. “We expect to move to unseal the indictment in the morning and will have more to say at that time.”

(Read more at Brietbart)

Could it be that Democrats arranged for the arrest of Bankman-Fried?

Anyone who has watched the empty prosecution of Trump and his affiliates will know that the Southern District of New York remains as a hotbed of Democrat activists in lawyer suits.

  1. Biden invites drag queen who performs for children to attend “Respect for Marriage Act” signing

Breitbart exposes the fact that the drag queen that Biden invited to the signing of the Respect for Marriage bill performed for children.

President Joe Biden invited a drag queen who performs for children to the White House on Tuesday to witness the signing of the “Respect for Marriage Act,” which enshrines same-sex marriage into law.

Drag queen activist Marti Cummings celebrated the invite on Twitter, and though he keeps his account private, the Libs of TikTok account shared Cummings’ status.

“To be a non binary drag artist invited to the White House is something I never imagined would happen. Thank you President & Dr. Biden for inviting me to this historic bill signing. Grateful doesn’t begin to express the emotions I feel,” Cummings tweeted while sharing a screenshot of the White House invite.

(Read more at Breitbart)

This is more proof that the Biden regime does not want to convince, but to program

Since Biden has decided from the beginning to:

  • Deny the opposition a platform for debate (through FBI collusion with the social media companies)
  • Endoctrinate the uninformed (through Drag Queen story hours and the like)
  • Playing with and stretching the rules (as shown by the need for the repeated recounts)

 

Things I learned from the Biden prisoner swap (updated)

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There were numerous messages within the most recent Biden prisoner swap

There were numerous implicit messages to Biden’s act of trading Brittney Griner (and not Marine Paul Whelan) that have explicit lessons.

Biden action Resulting lesson
Biden negotiated with a nation he has demonized for nearly a year for the release of a known terrorist and arms smuggler. Biden can no longer claim that we do not negotiate with terrorists.
Biden negotiated for the release of a terrorist and arms smuggler (the Merchant of Death) Any claim that America must have gun control is bloviation. Biden cannot believe this and release an international arms dealer.
Biden focused on the gay athelete who had been imprisoned for months at the expense of a Marine emprisoned for four years. Despite any and all of Joe’s references to Beau Biden, Joe has no respect or regard for those in the military. Just as when he was caught regularly checking his watch during the military funerals, he only has regard for himself.
Despite his claims to be a devote Catholic, Biden has worked singularly to cripple Christianity. Under Biden, there has been a push for transgenderism in schools, transgenderism in the military, transgenderism in his regime, and protecting gay marriage.
Biden has given a major win to Putin after supplying the Ukrainians with weapons to fight Putin. This win for Putin is the type of act that one would expect from the President who engineered the Afghanistan withdrawal.
If Biden is really negotiating for the release of Marine Paul Whelan, he is negotiating again from a position of weakness. From Joe’s mumbling speeches to his stumbling up the stairs to his withdrawal from Afghanistan to his continual declaring vitory where none exists, Biden continually projects weakness.
New input
If a terrorist will or has come over our wide-open borders and violates our laws against the use of automatic weapons and murder, Joe will not be able to point to outside forces. From the beginning of his regime, Biden has sought to:

Therefore, no, I won’t believe him then.

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 21, verse 9 through 22, verse 5

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God’s final Word – The celestial city of Heaven

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. Looking back

    “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we don’t know where you are going, so how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:1‭-‬6 NIV)

    When the class was asked for their response to this passage, one class member noted that Christ has promised to come back for us. Therefore, these were the best words.

    Another class member said that this underscored her urgency for sharing to her grandchildren.

    Yet another class member noted the wedding feast imagery. He noted that the bride’s party (the Church) would wait for the party of the bridegroom to come at an unknown time. The bride’s party would need to have oil (the Holy Spirit) in their lamps when the groom’s party came. The groom would take the bride to his home (heaven).

    Still another class member noted the wedding feast imagery. He noted how only those with white robes would be allowed to stay and that the robes would be supplied.

    Another class member noted that this all combined to erase their fear of death.

    Finally, one class member observed how this worked to encourage them to share the good news.

    The apostle John was among the eleven that memorable night. Decades later, pondering those events, John recorded Christ’s promise that He would come again to receive His church to Himself and to provide that special place that was prepared for them – a place in His Father’s house that has many rooms. Sixty years later, near the end of the first century, this same John was given a guided tour of the eternal dwelling place of the saints, the new heaven and earth.

    As we take in these incredible scenes, we need to keep in mind that this is an inspired, prophetic unveiling of our eternal home. Human language is inadequate to fully describe the unimaginable magnificence of the believers’ indescribable eternal home.

  2. The origin of the celestial city — Revelation 21:9-10

    One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. (Revelation 21:9‭-‬10 NIV)

    “The bride, the wife of the Lamb” – this image has several meanings in Scripture – the physical Jerusalem and its inhabitants; Israel, the Old Testament people of God and the church, the New Testament people of God. Here, the image of the bride encompasses all of the Old and New Testament concepts. It will be the dwelling of all the redeemed of all the ages. Hebrews 11:10 and 12:22 describe the heavenly Jerusalem “whose architect and builder is God.” The angel then has John witness this Celestial City complete its descent to the new earth.

    For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. (Hebrews 11:10 NIV)

    But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, (Hebrews 12:22 NIV)

  3. The appearance of the celestial city — Revelation 21:11

    It shone with the glory of God, and its brilliance was like that of a very precious jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal. (Revelation 21:11 NIV)

    John uses two words to convey its stunning appearance: glory and brilliance – two terms that describe the brilliant glory of God. This most likely refers to the fiery, glowing presence of God-shekinah glory.

    When John refers to the “jasper” stone, this probably refers to an unblemished, perfectly clear diamond. Nothing on earth even begins to compare what God has prepared for us.

    One class member commented on the difficult matter that John faced translating what he was shown by God into something we can understand.

    That class member wonder what might John have seen to tell us of “brilliance” and “glory?” Considering that he described transparent gold (something that does not occur normally in our universe), what else has he seen, but not been able to describe?

  4. The exterior of the celestial city — Revelation 21:12-14

    It had a great, high wall with twelve gates, and with twelve angels at the gates. On the gates were written the names of the twelve tribes of Israel. There were three gates on the east, three on the north, three on the south and three on the west. The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb. (Revelation 21:12‭-‬14 NIV)

    Upon the gates were the names of the 12 tribes of Israel, representing the totality of the Old Testament people of God and upon the foundations were the names of the 12 apostles of Christ, representing the New Testament church of God. The city will be the dwelling place of the united people of God, whose salvation rests on the completed work of Jesus Christ.

  5. The dimensions of the celestial city — Revelation 21:15-17

    The angel who talked with me had a measuring rod of gold to measure the city, its gates and its walls. The city was laid out like a square, as long as it was wide. He measured the city with the rod and found it to be 12,000 stadia in length, and as wide and high as it is long. The angel measured the wall using human measurement, and it was 144 cubits thick. (Revelation 21:15‭-‬17 NIV)

    The size of the city is staggering – nearly 1,500 miles along one wall! This city will be perfectly proportionate to the new earth, which God will fashion for the eternal state.

  6. The materials of the celestial city — Revelation 21:18-21

    The wall was made of jasper, and the city of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls were decorated with every kind of precious stone. The first foundation was jasper, the second sapphire, the third agate, the fourth emerald, the fifth onyx, the sixth ruby, the seventh chrysolite, the eighth beryl, the ninth topaz, the tenth turquoise, the eleventh jacinth, and the twelfth amethyst. The twelve gates were twelve pearls, each gate made of a single pearl. The great street of the city was of gold, as pure as transparent glass. (Revelation 21:18‭-‬21 NIV)

    When asked about the gates (each made from a single pearl), one class member commented on how pearls get formed when an injury gets inflicted on the oyster. Likewise, our entry into heaven depends on the stripes laid on Christ for our healing.

    Another class member commented on the pure white quality of the pearl and the purity of Christ’s sacrifice.

    The foundations of the city will be adorned with “every kind” of jewel. Such materials probably symbolize the great diversity of people that will dwell within the city’s walls. Secondly, the city is pure as gold, pure as glass, reflecting the holiness and glory of God. Third, each gate will be created from one giant pearl. The significance of the “pearly gates” is often missed – John Phillips comments:

    “All other precious gems are metals or stones, but a pearl is a gem formed within an oyster- the only one formed by living flesh. The humble oyster receives an irritation or wound, and around its offending article that penetrated and hurt it, the oyster builds a pearl. The pearl, we might say, is the answer of the oyster to that which injured it.” ( Exploring Revelation, p.254)

    The pearl represents pain, resulting in beauty, reminding us that Christ’s suffering had an eternal purpose and opened heaven for us.

    There will be no vanity, no materialism, no envy, and no greed.

  7. The distinctiveness of the celestial city — Revelation 21:22

    I did not see a temple in the city, because the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. (Revelation 21:22 NIV)

    There will be no temple. The center of worship will be the Father and the Son. All the inhabitants will worship forever in the presence and by the power of the Holy Spirit.

  8. The brilliance of the celestial city — Revelation 21:23-27

    The city does not need the sun or the moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and the Lamb is its lamp. The nations will walk by its light, and the kings of the earth will bring their splendor into it. On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there. The glory and honor of the nations will be brought into it. Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life. (Revelation 21:23‭-‬27 NIV)

    When asked, one class member said that this brought her feelings of security and peace in light of the pervasive power of God.

    Another class member noted that all believers have their names in the Lamb’s book of life. That will ensure our entrance to heaven.

    The new creation will not have seasons, nor require sources of light as God will illumine heaven and earth with His own glory. In this new creation, God will replace error, sin’s corruption, the fallen flesh and the evil administration of the world. As light dispels darkness, the holy, shining presence of God will drive out all wickedness and falsehood. In this light-the glory of God – all nations will walk. They will pass through the open gates without hesitation. Can you imagine what a glorious place this will be?

  9. The blessing of the celestial city — Revelation 22:1-5

    Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever. (Revelation 22:1‭-‬5 NIV)

    The water of life is not water as we know it; it is a symbol of eternal life.

    With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation. (Isaiah 12:3 NIV)

    And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it. (John 14:13‭-‬14 NIV)

    It is a constant flow of everlasting life from God’s throne to God’s people. The tree of life is the celestial counterpart to the tree of life in Eden and this tree provides for those who are immortal. The tree of life was a familiar Jewish concept that expressed blessing and the celestial tree symbolizes the blessing of eternal life. The 12 kinds of fruit yielding its fruit every month emphasizes the infinite variety that will fill heaven. The term, “month”, is an anthropomorphic expression of the joyous provision of eternity couched in the familiar terms of time since this is an eternal state and time is no more.

    “Leaves were for healing” – the Greek word, “θεραπείαν” (healing) does not imply illness and a better way to translate it would be “life-giving” or “therapeutic.”

    The saints in the New Jerusalem will also see God’s face.

    Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. (Matthew 5:8 NIV)

    Being perfectly holy and righteous, they will be able to endure the heavenly level of blazing, glorious light from God’s presence without being consumed-something impossible for mortal men.. The redeemed will also be God’s personal possessions – leaving no doubt as to who they belong to forever.

    Their (our) heavenly experience reveals that we will reign forever and ever.

    To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne. (Revelation 3:21 NIV)

    Can you imagine? The glorious reality that we, as sinful rebels, made righteous through Christ, will enjoy intimate fellowship with the Father and the Son, Jehovah God Almighty, and the King of kings and Lord of lords, serve Them and reign with Them forever in complete joy and constant praise. Indescribable; incomprehensible.

  10. Reflection

    How does the description of our ultimate destiny address your present frustrations, sorrows or fears? Reflect on the influence our study of this passage has on your attitude, your decisions and your relationship with others.

 

Justice or political gamesmanship at the FBI?

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Is this justice or political gamesmanship?

The FBI ramps up spending to fight MAGA terrorism

Newsweek removes all doubt that they might still harbor any objective journalists as they show support for the Biden regime’s attack on its political enemies.

The FBI is conducting three times as many domestic terrorism investigations than it was five years ago, with 70 percent of its open cases focused on “civil unrest” and anti-government activity, according to FBI documents and government specialists. The Bureau has also quietly changed the general classification of white supremacy, antisemitism, abortion-, and anti-LGBTQI+-related extremism to “hate crimes” rather than “terrorism.” Since terrorism remains the top national security priority, this has lowered the visibility and resources dedicated to those issues.

The FBI considers all violent acts (and threats of violence) with a political motive to be terrorism, a senior government official explains to Newsweek. But not all acts of extremism are considered terrorism. “If an act is focused on the government, it’s terrorism,” the source says. “But if extremism is focused on private individuals or institutions, it’s considered just a crime or classified as a hate crime.” The source was granted anonymity to speak about classified matters.

(Read more at Newsweek)

Since this is the FBI that targeted parents, I will suggest that this is a gun-holder acting as jury and judge

It seems to me that this seems like a crime in search of a perpetrator.

In my mind, they have made up their minds and just want to pin something on the opponents of Biden.

Real Clear Politics puts down the “crazy right-wing shooter” dog of the left

Real Clear Politics does what it can to debunk the “crazy right-wing shooter” myth. (I inserted bolding for emphasis.)

If you only read the New York Times editorials, you’d believe that political violence in America is a “right-wing” problem. The Times has been warning of violence from the right for years, but on Nov. 19 and 26, they wrote two long editorials making these claims. The violence stems from the lies “enthusiastically spread” by Republican politicians. Democrats’ only complicity was their $53 million in spending on “far-right fringe candidates in the primaries.” The fringe candidates, it was hoped, would be easier to beat in the general election. 

Both editorials mention the mass murderer in Buffalo, New York, as a political right-winger. But they have been doing that all year. In May, the Times claimed he was of the right because he was racist and listened to a video on a “site known for hosting right-wing extremism.” The headline in the Times announced: “Replacement theory, espoused by the suspect in the Buffalo massacre, has been embraced by some right-wing politicians and commentators.”

You wouldn’t know it from reading the Times, but the Buffalo killer was yet another mass murderer motivated by environmentalism. 

In his manifesto, the Buffalo mass murderer self-identifies as an “eco-fascist national socialist” and a member of the “mild-moderate authoritarian left.” He expresses concern that minority immigrants have too many children and will damage the environment. “The invaders are the ones overpopulating the world,” he writes. “Kill the invaders, kill the overpopulation and by doing so save the environment.”

The murderer argues that capitalists are destroying the environment, and are at the root of much of the problem. “The trade of goods is to be discouraged at all costs,” he insists.

Overpopulation and the environment are hardly signature conservative issues. It’s certainly not something you’ll hear Donald Trump talk about at his rallies. And while some Republicans believe in limiting international trade, it’s certainly not for environmental reasons.

The Buffalo murderer’s manifesto has word-for-word similarities to those of the mass shooters in 2019 at a New Zealand mosque and at an El Paso Walmart

But the New York Times has consistently referred to the New Zealand mosque attacker as “far-right,” and tried to link the murderer to President Donald Trump’s supposedly racist language. The Times describes the El Paso murderer as having “echoed the incendiary words of conservative media stars” who have spoken out against illegal immigration.

But conservatives don’t usually declare that “conservatism is dead” and that “global capitalist markets are the enemy of racial autonomists.” Nor do they call themselves “eco-fascist” and profess that, “The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China.”

The El Paso murderer had the same sentiments. “The decimation of the environment is creating a massive burden for future generations … The next logical step is to decrease the number of people in America using resources. If we can get rid of enough people, then our way of life can become more sustainable.”

All three of these deranged killers made minorities their principal target. But they’ve done so out of a crazy environmentalist determination to reduce the human population by whatever means necessary. 

(continued)

Of the 82 mass public shootings from January 1998 to May 2021, 9% have known or alleged ties to white supremacists, neo-Nazis, or anti-immigrant views. But many of those, such as the Buffalo murderer, are environmentalist authoritarians.

Another 9% of mass public shootings are carried out by people of middle eastern origin, despite them making up only 0.4% of the US population. Whites and Hispanics are underrepresented as a share of the population. Blacks, Asians, and American Indians commit these attacks at a slightly higher rate than their share of the population.

Seventy-one percent of mass public shooters have no identifiable political views.

Even violence against pro-life people and organizations this year has been over 22 times more frequent that violence against pro-choice groups.

(Read more at Real Clear Politics)

Odd how the shooter of the Denver gay bar dropped out of the news after identifying as nonbinary

It is almost as if the press turned off its interest once the murderer who turned a gun on five gay-bar patrons identified as nonbinary.

A “clarification” (or not) from the Capitol Riot Committee

The Wall Street Journal comments on what seems to be an ever-so-confusing situation in the light of Democrat justice.

Rep. Bennie Thompson, (D., Miss.), who defied the U.S. Constitution in 2005 by seeking to block certification of the re-election of President George W. Bush, is back in the news. No, Mr. Thompson is not denying legitimate election results again. But his Tuesday comments appear to represent yet another affront to constitutional governance.

Luke Broadwater reports for the New York Times:

The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol will issue criminal referrals to the Justice Department based on its inquiry, the panel’s chairman said on Tuesday, but has made no decision on who it will recommend charging or what offenses it will cite.

Representative Bennie Thompson of Mississippi, the Democratic chairman of the committee, told reporters on Capitol Hill that the panel had agreed to take the step and would meet later Tuesday to discuss the specifics. But within moments, he and his staff rushed to clarify his statement, reflecting a debate that is still underway within the panel about whether to call for charges against former President Donald J. Trump and some of his top allies.

What was clearly needed was not a clarification but a retraction. Americans reasonably expect their government to identify a specific crime before suggesting charges. But it seems the “clarification” simply clarified the outrageous approach pursued by this sham committee which consists only of Democrats and Democrat-approved Republicans. Mr. Broadwater of the Times continues:

“What we’ve decided is that we will probably make referrals,” Mr. Thompson told reporters a short time later.

Mr. Thompson, who is known for giving big-picture guidance about the investigation but being at times less involved in the granular details of its work, then suggested that that decision was no longer in question.

“There’s a general agreement we will do some referrals, but we’ve got to get there,” he said. “We’re not there yet.”

Is this committee so political and partisan that it first decided that criminal referrals are necessary to advance its agenda, and only now has set about trying to figure out little details like who should be targeted for prosecution by Biden Justice and on what basis?

(Read more at the Wall Street Journal)

Is this justice or a crime in search of a perpetrator?

Are the members of the committee actually ready to deliver a fair referral or is this just more kabuki theater?

Do these guys actually have a case or are they counting their bullets for their next coup?

 

The difference between establishment Republicans and those who get it

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Some Republicans don’t get it and stick to old ways

Again trying to parrot McConnell’s criticism of Walker, a report compiles the failures of the Republican party support in Georgia

The Daily Mail lays out the lack of agenda and using the eccentricities of state election law to get votes.

Senate Republicans expressed no surprise the day after Herschel Walker‘s loss in Georgia and blamed both lack of a unifying agenda and a missed opportunity to drum up early votes.

The knives came out for the former NFL star – plagued by domestic violence accusations and claims that he paid for multiple women’s abortions despite staking out a pro-life position – after his loss to incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock by about three points.

‘Candidate quality does count,’ Sen. Mike Braun, R-Ind., who is leaving the Senate to run for governor in 2024, said in a news briefing Wednesday.

But he didn’t just blame Walker – he also cited a lack of a policy plan to rally voters. 

‘If there’s not a clear plan of what you’re for — we are basically for nothing and we complain about it along the way. And then we say, “Well, maybe we’ll tell you after we’re elected.” It’s not going to work. Democrats are political enterprisers,’ Braun said.

While the loss did not shock, some Republicans descended into finger pointing both at Walker and former President Trump. Others defended Walker and blamed the broader party’s strategy.

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., placed blame squarely on Trump’s influence.

‘His obsession with the 2020 election became an albatross and a real liability,’ Thune told reporters.

Asked by DailyMail.com if he was surprised his party lost in Georgia on Tuesday, Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., said: ‘No. It was a hard-fought campaign.’ Still, he called Walker a ‘superb candidate.’

Asked if the results took him by surprise, Sen. Marco Rubio shrugged and said, ‘I don’t know.’

‘We should be asking ourselves both politically and from a policy standpoint [what happened],’ Rubio said.

‘I think [the loss] was factored in,’ retiring Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., told DailyMail.com. ‘There was no surprise.’

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

If California Republicans have stopped complaining about ballot harvesting and embraced it, why can’t establishment Republicans?

If California Republicans have learned to “collect” ballots at churches, conservative civic clubs, and the like — why did Georgia stick to the old way of doing things?

If this is a matter of being able to fight dirty like the Democrats, there have been instances where Warnock evicted low-income tenants. Warnock has been known to be a deadbeat dad. Warnock has even gone silent on accusations of impropriety with children at his summer camp.

Something tells me that the issue establishment Republicans have does not find a foundation in the “candidate quality,” but in the conservative values espoused by Walker.

Some Republicans get it and adapt

Again trying to parrot McConnell’s criticism of Walker, a report compiles the failures of the Republican party support in Georgia

The Daily Mail points out how Texas Governor Greg Abbott has drawn a straight line from the Chinese spying he has observed and the tool of TikTok; therefore, he has banned the use of TikTok on state phones, tablets, and computers.

A growing number of states, including Texas, are banning the use of the short-form video app TikTok on government devices because of the likelihood that data from the app is harvested by the Chinese Communist Party.

On Wednesday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott became the latest state leader to ban the use of the popular app, following Maryland, South Dakota, South Carolina and Nebraska.

Abbott, a Republicansaid, ‘TikTok harvests vast amounts of data from its users’ devices—including when, where, and how they conduct Internet activity—and offers this trove of potentially sensitive information to the Chinese government.’

‘While TikTok has claimed that it stores US data within the United States, the company admitted in a letter to Congress that China-based employees can have access to US data. It has also been reported that ByteDance planned to use TikTok location information to surveil individual American citizens,’ Abbott continued.

He directed Texas state agencies to immediately ban officers and employees from using or downloading TikTok on any government-issued device, which included cell phones, laptops, tablets, and all other devices capable of internet connectivity.

The app, which has long been a trouble spot for the US intelligence community, has 85 million American users and is owned by a Chinese company that employs members of the Chinese Communist Party and has a subsidiary that is partially owned by the CCP.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

It seems that some Republicans don’t need to be kicked in the teeth to understand China opposes us

Some Republicans have come to the realization that, just as Democrats will use all methods available to maintain power, the Chinese Communist Party has a long-standing reputation of stealing, spying, and performing other nefarious acts to get what they want.

Since Governor Abbott was around to experience the Chinese burning documents when they were caught stealing technology from the Medical Center in Houston and from Johnson Space Center, he knows not to trust the CCP.

 

More on Twitter/Democrat collusion

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Musk fires James Baker, the former FBI right-hand to Comey who pushed “Russia collusion,” over suppressing the Hunter Biden story in Twitter

The New York Post exposes the next chapter in the Twitter collusion saga by reporting on the firing of James Baker.

Elon Musk has fired Twitter’s deputy general counsel, James Baker, over his alleged suppression of internal documents about blocking The Post’s Hunter Biden laptop exposé.

“In light of concerns about Baker’s possible role in suppression of information important to the public dialogue, he was exited from Twitter today,” Musk tweeted Tuesday.

Musk added that he questioned Baker before his firing about the events surrounding the laptop suppression scandal and that the lawyer’s explanation was “unconvincing.” 

Baker, a former top FBI lawyer, was discovered to be secretly vetting the internal Twitter documents before they could be reviewed by journalists, leading to a delay in the release of more material related to the company’s censorship scandal. 

“On Friday, the first installment of the Twitter files was published here. We expected to publish more over the weekend. Many wondered why there was a delay,” independent journalist Matt Taibbi tweeted on Tuesday.

“We can now tell you part of the reason why. On Tuesday, Twitter Deputy General Counsel (and former FBI General Counsel) Jim Baker was fired. Among the reasons? Vetting the first batch of ‘Twitter Files’ – without knowledge of new management,” Taibbi added.

Taibbi further revealed that former Wall Street Journal and New York Times writer Bari Weiss is also involved in reviewing the social media giant’s internal documents related to The Post’s Hunter Biden story and that it is was her who discovered Baker’s involvement, which Musk was unaware of, according to Taibbi.

(Read more at the New York Post)

Someone get the New York Times a Life Alert pendant

Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

All the New York Times can occupy itself with is a review of the “media conversation” surrounding the release of information by Musk. And most of this is a condemnation of Matt Taibbi (the only liberal who seems to be intent on actually also being a real journalist).

Musk says Twitter suppressed free speech under orders from government

The Epoch Times outlines Elon Musk’s argument that Twitter conspired to violate the First Amendment.

Elon Musk suggested that Twitter was acting under government orders to suppress free speech, with his remarks coming hot on the heels of the release of a trove of documents that lift the lid on some of the social media platform’s censorship machinations around the 2020 presidential election. “Twitter acting by itself to suppress free speech is not a 1st amendment violation, but acting under orders from the government to suppress free speech, with no judicial review, is,” Musk said in a tweet late Friday. Musk’s remarks came in the context of Friday’s unveiling of a series of internal Twitter communications that give insight into steps taken by staff at the social media platform around suppressing the New York Post’s explosive Hunter Biden laptop story.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

It was not just Biden’s FBI that recently worked to suppress the free flow of information at Twitter. Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs got tweets removed from Twitter

BizPacReview lays out the scene where Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs (aka corrupt governor-elect Katie Hobbs) got tweets removed from Twitter.

As Americans are wrapping their heads around the implications of Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files,” a leaked internal email reveals that Arizona Governor-elect and current Secretary of State Katie Hobbs allegedly colluded with Twitter’s old guard by flagging accounts she determined were spreading election “misinformation.”

In an email dated January 7, 2021, the communications director for the Office of the Arizona Secretary of State reportedly emailed the Center for Internet Security (CIS), a 501 nonprofit that claims to be “leading the global community to secure our ever-changing connected world,” to say, “I am flagging this twitter account for your review.”

The subject line read, “Election Related Misinformation” and two people at the Secretary of State’s office were copied on the request.

Additionally, the Daily Wire reports, the email went to “an unknown employee at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a branch under the federal government’s Department of Homeland Security.”

The email was forwarded to an employee at Twitter along with a note saying, “Please see this report below from the Arizona SOS office. Please let me know if you have any questions.”

The dutiful Twitter employee reportedly emailed back, thanking the sender and saying, “We will escalate.”

A follow-up email reads, “Both Tweets have been removed from the service.”

(Read more at BizPacReview and see dueling tweets from BPR, Kari Lake, and Katie Hobbs)

Oddly, the apologists on the left say the government was not involved

As demonstrated by the 27 January 2021 article in The Atlantic, the left has no problem with trying to dissuade us of government’s involvement in this censorship. Rather, they would have us believe it all stems from company fiat.

There is a rich historical irony to the fact that today, conservatives are the ones who argue most forcefully that the decisions by private companies to “deplatform” certain speakers threaten what President Donald Trump described in 2020 as the “bedrock” American right to freedom of speech. Until very recently, this was an argument made almost exclusively by those on the left.

The decision by Twitter, Facebook, and a host of other social-media outlets to ban Trump from their platforms after the January 6 attack on the Capitol intensified conservatives’ long-standing concerns that the powerful tech industry is violating their free-speech rights. Trump encouraged and amplified these arguments when he issued a (largely symbolic) executive order in May 2020 declaring that “free speech is the bedrock of American democracy,” and insisted that “in a country that has long cherished the freedom of expression, we cannot allow a limited number of online platforms to hand pick the speech that Americans may access and convey.”*

The deplatforming of the president appeared to many conservatives to offer vivid proof that these companies are just as dangerous to freedom of speech as Trump had claimed. Steve Daines, a Republican senator from Montana, took to Twitter to attack “Big Tech” for “censoring [Trump] and the free speech of American citizens.” Trump’s trade adviser, Peter Navarro, claimed that the platforms’ decision to restrict speech “threatened our democracy.” And on the floor of the Capitol building, newly sworn-in Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia wore a mask bearing a single word—censored—in stark white letters. Many liberals, meanwhile, insisted that the decision to deplatform the president had nothing to do with freedom of speech, at least not as protected by the First Amendment.

This is something of a reversal. Indeed, the idea that private actors, not just government officials, might threaten the freedom of speech guaranteed by the First Amendment, as well as the other rights protected by the Constitution, was first suggested by big-government liberals, whom contemporary conservatives love to hate. In the early 20th century, progressive legal scholars such as Felix Cohen and Robert Hale argued against the notion that the Constitution protects rights including freedom of speech from only government action. Private corporations wield tremendous power over individuals’ lives and fortunes, and to overlook that power when interpreting the meaning of constitutionally protected rights, Cohen and Hale believed, would make no sense.

(Read more at The Atlantic, but their verbosity primarily covers for their bias)

Their problem remains with the fact of things like FEC records

The apologists on the left for the Biden regime say the government was not involved in this suppression. Or rather, they gaslight us again, since their claims are directly contradicted by the declaration to the FEC by Yoel Roth, Twitter’s legal counsel. Who said (on page 25 of the document at paragraph 10):

Since 2018, I have had regular meetings with the Office of the Director of
National Intelligence, the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and industry peers
regarding election security.

Those (National Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security, and the FBI), to me, seem like divisions of government. It seems that other thinking individuals, like Elon Musk, might think the same.

Still, to further prove the point, paragraph 11 says:

During these weekly meetings, the federal law enforcement agencies communicated that they expected “hack-and-leak operations” by state actors might occur in the period shortly before the 2020 presidential election, likely in October. I was told in these meetings that the intelligence community expected that individuals associated with political campaigns would be subject to hacking attacks and that material obtained through those hacking attacks would likely be disseminated over social media platforms, including Twitter. These expectations of hack-and-leak operations were discussed throughout 2020. I also learned in these meetings that there were rumors that a hack-and-leak operation would involve Hunter Biden.

If (like the Democrat apologists) you seek to disprove government involvement in the suppression of free speech, “these weekly meeting” by “federal law enforcement agencies” communicating with groups under them who must do their bidding or face consequences, then you have to prove a negative. That is a near impossibility.

 

Two points of Chinese collusion on behalf of Democrats

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An endowment headed by current CIA Director William Burns introduced congressional staffers to Chinese spies

The Daily Caller reports how the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace introduced congressional staffers to a number of Chinese spy front groups.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace introduced congressional staffers to at least 10 individuals who worked for Chinese intelligence front groups during a 2019 trip to China while current CIA Director William Burns served as the nonprofit’s president, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.

During the week-long, all-expenses-paid trip to Beijing, a bipartisan group of congressional staffers from the offices of various representatives — including Connecticut Democratic Rep. Jim Himes and former North Carolina Republican Rep. Mark Meadows — met with Chinese government officials, journalists, academics and policy experts, according to the trip’s itinerary. Yet, at least 10 of the Chinese individuals worked for front groups controlled by Chinese spy agencies, such as the Ministry of State Security (MSS), the International Liaison Department (ILD) and the intel arm of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), the DCNF determined.

The congressional staffers participated in a number of discussions with undisclosed Chinese intelligence front group members, such as a Nov. 6 “pre-dinner dialogue” concerning “Chinese perspectives on U.S.-China policy challenges,” which included Ding Yifan, a member of the MSS-controlled Institute of World Development Studies.

PLA’s Second Intelligence Department carries out military intelligence operations, while the ILD focuses on political intelligence and the MSS serves as China’s equivalent of the CIA, according to the Defense Intelligence Agency.

The DCNF was able to identify some of the individuals who participated in Carnegie’s 2019 trip as being tied to Chinese intelligence agency front groups by cross-referencing the itinerary with the research of several prominent Chinese intelligence specialists, including former CIA analyst Peter Mattis and Alex Joske, a former analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

Developing ties between Democrat staffers and communist spies seems like a significant matter

Even after the Mueller Report established that no link existed or had existed between Russia and Trump, we still had to listen to years of the liberal press repeating “Russian collusion” ad nauseum. So how do we not have the main stream media calling this out at every opportunity?

Forbes proves that Chinese operatives ran a massive TikTok campaign to help Democrats in the midterm elections

The Daily Caller calls on the research of Forbes who found a massive campaign by China to help Democrats and hurt Republicans.

TikTok accounts operating as voices of Chinese state media promoted messages that appeared to denigrate Republican candidates and favor Democratic ones ahead of the 2022 midterm elections, according to a Forbes investigation.

While the Chinese-owned social media app has verbally affirmed the need to crack down on election disinformation and foreign interference, several news-oriented accounts failed to disclose their affiliation with Chinese Communist Party (CCP) state-owned media on the platform, Forbes found. The accounts racked up tens of millions views on posts that covered divisive topics, such as abortion and race, as well as critical clips that mostly targeted Republican candidates ahead of the 2022 midterms.

“This opens a new dimension for conversation about TikTok,” Conor Healy, director of government research at surveillance research group IPVM, told the Daily Caller News Foundation.

The accounts are managed by MediaLinks TV, which registered as a foreign agent for China with the Treasury Department in 2019 and distributes the U.S. branch of China Central Television (CCTV), CGTN, according to the company’s LinkedIn page. MediaLinks also operates the CCTV and CGTN apps, according to Apple.

The largest accounts are @Panadorama, @The…Optimist and @NewsTokss, the latter of which expressly covers U.S. national news, according to Forbes.

NewsTokss in particular ran content that overall shone Republican politicians in an unfavorable light and praised Democrats, Forbes found.

A video from July was introduced with the caption “Cruz, Abbott Don’t Care About Us,” referring to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas and the state’s governor, Greg Abbott, according to Forbes. Another from October criticized Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida for having “Done Absolutely Nothing.”

Some content swayed against Democrats; one NewsTokss video in October asked viewers whether President Joe Biden’s promise to enshrine abortion rights served as a “political manipulation tactic,” Forbes found.

None of the videos clearly disclosed their ties to CGTN or the Chinese government, but the accounts’ profile bios did spell out, “Material distributed by MediaLinks TV LLC on behalf of CCTV. More info at DOJ, D.C.,” Forbes reported.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

So, we don’t have to worry about just Biden’s 2020 surges at 4 a.m. in multiple cities or his FBi/CIA/social media collusion. We have Democrats and the Chinese Communist Party in 2022.

Actually, I guess this proves that Democrats will use just about any way to hold power. Accept advertisements from foreign spy agencies. Push ballot harvesting in areas where it is not legal. Perfect ballot harvesting where they have made it legal.

Since Eric Swalwell likely slept with Chinese spy Fang Fang (and he still remains in the House — and even stayed in Democrat leadership during Pelosi’s reign), should we be surprised?

 

Two foreign articles on a very domestic topic: Biden election corruption 2020

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It seems we have to hop the pond to hear reports on Biden corruption

Article 1: FBI met weekly with social media giants

The Daily Mail digs into the papers released by Elon Musk revealing that the FBI met weekly with social media giants.

The FBI met with representatives from the top social media companies on a weekly basis in the lead-up to the 2020 presidential election, it was reported on Saturday.

Agent Elvis Chan reportedly made the revelation during a sworn deposition for a Republican-led case against the Biden administration charging alleged social media ‘censorship,’ according to Fox News.

The GOP Attorneys General of Missouri and Louisiana are accusing White House officials of colluding with Big Tech on removing unfavorable coverage ‘under the guise of combating misinformation.’

It comes amid fallout from the Elon Musk-promoted Twitter ‘exposé’ that was apparently meant to show proof that the platform – which he recently acquired for $44 billion – worked in tandem with Democrats to tip the scales in the 2020 election.

It was centered around correspondences mainly between top employees at Twitter about the site’s suppression of the infamous New York Post story about Hunter Biden’s laptop that was published in October 2020.

But while Donald Trump and many of his allies cried foul in response to the so-called ‘Twitter files,’ others in his camp surprisingly shrugged it off.

‘So far I’m deeply underwhelmed. We know the Dems in DC collude with the Dems in Palo Alto,’ former Trump administration official Sebastian Gorka wrote on Twitter after journalist Matt Taibbi published the findings.

‘Big Whop. Need a paper trail of felonies. Elon better have that.’

(Read more at the Daily Mail – including some raised First Amendment issues)

Considering how the press has treated this, one could surmise several things

What really surprises me is the way the main stream media seems to have totally ignored this release of documents. One would think that they might be complicit in the whole matter. One also might think that those entities might have an ongoing interest in perpetuating this failed regime.

In the event that Google and other powers start restricting Twitter, here is a screen grab of the Gorka tweet:

Below, I have inserted the original tweet:

Because satire really has a hard time not matching reality in these days, I included the following:

It seems we have to leave America to get a news source that will objectively interview a Republican on current news

Article 2: Top Republican senator says there’s a “much larger story” behind Elon Musk’s “Twitter Files” on suppression of Hunter Biden’s laptop

The Daily Mail interviews Senator Ron Johnson on the release of documents indicating collusion between the FBI, the Biden regime, and social media.

Wisconsin GOP Senator Ron Johnson claimed on Sunday that Elon Musk‘s Twitter exposé of the platform’s handling of Hunter Biden‘s laptop is ‘part of a much larger story’ on censorship.

Johnson along with Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley had been investigating foreign business deals made by President Joe Biden‘s son that had been brought to light by a New York Post story published in October 2020. 

The story’s reach was quickly limited on Twitter and Facebook over fears that it could have been the product of hacking or a Russian disinformation attempt.

But Republicans have accused Twitter of being motivated by political bias by suppressing a story that was harmful to the Biden campaign just weeks before his White House victory.

‘Listen, I appreciate what Mr. Musk is doing here. It’s certainly revealing an awful lot about that particular censorship. But you know… Senator Grassley and my investigation, Hunter Biden was hampered really, as soon as it started,’ Johnson told Fox News’ Sunday Morning Futures.

On the House side, GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy called for investigations into Google and Facebook as well.

‘These now have become arms of the Democratic Party, arms of the Biden administration,’ McCarthy told Sunday Morning Futures before Johnson’s appearance.

‘But they also used the intel community as well to lie to the American public. Should those people keep their clearances? Should those people still be allowed to have information? If they’re going to be political individuals then no, they should not. And this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we need to investigate going forward.’ 

Musk’s promoted exposé, published by journalist Matt Taibbi, centered around correspondences mainly between top employees at Twitter about the site’s suppression of the infamous New York Post story. 

The published correspondences show Twitter employees going back and forth trying to justify their censorship of the story under the site’s hacked materials rules. It appears that many top officials at the platform were hesitant about whether Hunter Biden’s laptop was accessed through unscrupulous means.

Taibbi also provides screenshots showing Twitter employees complying with requests from the Biden campaign to take down certain links – a practice followed by both campaigns at the time. 

Links sent by the Biden team allegedly included naked photos of Hunter Biden that would have been posted without his consent. At no point does it show Biden officials asking for the Post story’s removal.

But on Sunday, Johnson alleged a wider effort to ‘downplay derogatory information’ against Biden in 2020 that he claims continued through the Democrat’s presidency.

He accused Democrats of creating ‘smears’ and ‘false intelligence products’ that were later allegedly pushed by media outlets to discredit Johnson’s Hunter Biden probe.

‘I’ve lived this. I’ve been on the receiving end of the corruption, of the smears,’ Johnson said.

‘So there is a much much larger story here than just what’s being revealed right now with the Elon Musk revelations.’

He promised to keep investigating ‘each new piece of the puzzle’ and even suggested a forthcoming report of sorts. Johnson and Grassley issued a report on their findings in 2020 as the Senate GOP was readying to cede their majority.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

America’s problem may just be its education and television fixation

If a simple solution to a seemingly simple problem gets laid out to most of us Americans, we accept that simple solution and move on. However, if the actuality proves that the situation to be more complex, we often seem to not want to invest the mental capital to get the train on the right tracks.

In this case, many on the left (like the New York Times or the Washington Post) might just assign Johnson’s complaints of attacks to partisan rivalry. Of course, had the same happened to Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then they would devote considerable column space to the issue.

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 21, verses 1 through 8

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God’s final Word – The new heaven and earth

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey and the responses of the class.

  1. Where is your focus?

    Typically, in our daily life, we tend to focus on certain things that provide economic security, safety, good physical and mental health, healthy relationships, happiness and peace is there anything wrong with this?

    One class member noted that temporarily focusing on these might be helpful, but Christ must be the overall focus of our lives.

    Is there anything wrong with desiring material wealth or comfort?

    Again, that class member noted that there is nothing wrong with desiring wealth or comfort; however, those points must not be the focus of our lives. he further noted that Abraham, David, and Solomon were each very rich, but also drew close to God.

    Instant gratification?

    One class member noted that the miracles of Christ were points of instant gratification. The issue with instant gratification does not rest with the delivery system, but the focus.

    Do you ever focus on heaven? Explain.

    Yet another class member explained that he focused on heaven by using Christ’s model prayer (known as “the Lord’s Prayer” and “Our Father”). And another said he focused on Christ through the study of the Word.

    What does the Bible say about focusing on heaven?

    Philippians 3:19-20 tells us that the minds of the enemies of God are on earthly things while our citizenship is in heaven. In Colossians 3:1‭-‬2, we are told to set our hearts and minds on things above and not on earthly things. Also consider James 4:4 and 1 John 2:15-17.

    Their destiny is destruction, their god is their stomach, and their glory is in their shame. Their mind is set on earthly things. But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, (Philippians 3:19‭-‬20 NIV)

    Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. (Colossians 3:1‭-‬2 NIV)

    You adulterous people, don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. (James 4:4 NIV)

    Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world. The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever. (1 John 2:15‭-‬17 NIV)

    What do you think the Bible means when it says we are to sat our minds and hearts on things above and not to love the world nor the things of the world? A heavenly perspective is vital since everything connected to our spiritual life and destiny is there. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Fellow believers who have already successfully run their earthly race. Our names are recorded in heaven we are citizens of heaven. Our inheritance is there as well as our rewards; we will receive glorified bodies.

    … the day of death better than the day of birth. (Ecclesiastes 7:1b NIV)

    I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far; (Philippians 1:23 NIV)

    Do you believe that desiring heaven exerts an influence on your life here on earth? Explain (character, endurance, perseverance; sin; joy, thankfulness; honor God).

    The wholesale response from the class was that such a desire would influence our lives and would result in our speaking of Christ.

  2. The appearance of the new heaven and earth — Revelation 21:1

    Then I saw “a new heaven and a new earth,” for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. (Revelation 21:1 NIV)

    God created the world to be ideally suited for mankind, whom He created to enjoy an disharmony and hostility. Creation has groaned for redemption since the Fall in God’s plan, sin will absolutely not have the last word and after the Great White Throne judgment. God will replace this present fallen universe with a new one. The phrase “a new heaven and a new earth” derives from Isaiah 65:17. What Isaiah predicted is now a reality in John’s vision.

    “See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. (Isaiah 65:17 NIV)

    Καινόν (pronounced “kainon” and meaning “new”) means new in a qualitative sense-brand new, fresh, never seen before. In the book of Revelation, the sea serves as a “principle of disorder, violence or unrest that marks the old creation,” As there is no longer any sea, this illustrates the fact that the ordering of the new world will be radically different from the present earth.

  3. Twelve “No Mores” in the new heaven and earth
    1. No more sea — Revelation 21:1
    2. No more tears — Revelation 21:4
    3. No more death — Revelation 21:4
    4. No more mourning — Revelation 21:4
    5. No more crying — Revelation 21:4
    6. No more pain — Revelation 21:4
    7. No more thirst — Revelation 21:6
    8. No more wickedness — Revelation 21:8
    9. No more temple — Revelation 21:22
    10. No more night — Revelation 21:23-25
    11. No more closed gate — Revelation 21:25
    12. No more curse — Revelation 22:3

    How does this make you feel?

    All around, the class agreed that it was reassuring to see no more tears, no more thurst, no more closed gate
    and no more curse. One class member noted that no more wickedness and no more closed gate seemed to go hand in hand. Yet another noted that the illumination provided by Christ would both eliminate both night and the need for a temple.

  4. The Capital — Revelation 21:2

    I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. (Revelation 21:2 NIV)

    This is the third city named Jerusalem in redemptive history. The first is the historic Jerusalem, the City of David, which currently exists in Palestine. The second Jerusalem will be the restored Jerusalem where Christ will reign during the millennial kingdom. This is the new eternal city. It is called the holy city because everyone who lives in it is holy. The city comes down out of heaven from God, its “architect and builder.”

    For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. (Hebrews 11:10 NIV)

    The implication that it already exists, a truth reinforced by Hebrews 12:22-23.

    But you have come to Mount Zion, to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the Judge of all, to the spirits of the righteous made perfect, (Hebrews 12:22‭-‬23 NIV)

    All of heaven is currently contained in the new Jerusalem; it is separate from the present universe which a tainted by sin. When God creates the new heaven and earth, the new Jerusalem will descend into the new universe and serve as the dwelling place of the redeemed for all eternity.

    By this post in Revelation, the “bride” concept expands to include the church and the rest of the redeemed from all the ages.

  5. The supreme reality — Revelation 21:3

    And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. (Revelation 21:3 NIV)

    God will dwell among us. The supreme glory and joy of heaven is the Person pf God. We will enjoy fellowship with Him; we will see God as He is the pure in heart will see God, we will worship Him, we will serve him and most astonishing of all, the Lord will serve believers.

    “Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watching when he comes. Truly I tell you, he will dress himself to serve, will have them recline at the table and will come and wait on them. (Luke 12:35‭-‬37 NIV)

  6. The changes — Revelation 21:4-6a

    ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. (Revelation 21:4‭-‬6a NIV)

    There and be nothing to be sad about worry about or sorry about. There will be no more pain, Amazing!

    When God says. “It is done, the term carries with it absolute finality. This is not the same as Jesus’ final statement on the cross. “It is finished.” That emphasized something in the past that has come to its intended end – the suffering and payment for the sins of the world. When God says, “It is done, He is pointing forward to a permanent condition that has finally arrived.

  7. The residents — Revelation 21:6b-7

    To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. (Revelation 21:6‭b-‬7 NIV)

    Two descriptive phrases reveal who will live in this glorious new heaven and new earth.

    1. One who thirsts

      Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. (Matthew 5:6 NIV)

      “Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost. (Isaiah 55:1 NIV)

      As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When can I go and meet with God? (Psalms 42:1‭-‬2 NIV)

      Their thirst will be satisfied.

      Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” (John 4:13‭-‬14 NIV)

      On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them.” (John 7:37‭-‬38 NIV)

    2. And the one who overcomes.

      for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God. (1 John 5:4‭-‬5 NIV)

      And the closing promise of each of the 7 letters in Revelation 2 and 3. Do you consider yourself as one who thirsts? Do you consider yourself as an overcomer? Explain.

      These citizens of heaven will “inherit these things”

      and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, (1 Peter 1:4 NIV)

      The most wonderful promise is “I will be his God and the will the my son.” When we come into our inheritance our adoption all the fully realized.

  8. The outcasts — Revelation 21:8

    But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.” (Revelation 21:8 NIV)

    A solemn warning to those who will not participate in the blessings of heaven-all the unforgiven and unredeemed sinners. The choices men and women make in this life determine in which of these realms they will live in forever. Remember this: there is no sin you can commit for which you cannot be forgiven. If you have trusted in the blood of Jesus Christ to forgive and cleanse you, then you are saved and secure forever. This is the gospel of Jesus Christ. Do you recognize the urgency of sharing the gospel?

 

Dishonest, ballot-harvesting birds flock together

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Barely after emerging from what some maintain to be a crooked race and declaring herself victorious by 1% of the vote, Lina Hidalgo commits to attending Joe Biden’s state dinner

Houston’s CW affiliate KIAH reports that Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo will be headed to Washington D.C. for Biden’s state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron.

Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo announced that she will be heading to Washington D.C. for Thursday’s state dinner honoring French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House.

Hidalgo will be representing Harris County and the Houston area at the dinner. This will be her second visit to the White House while as Harris County Judge, as she went in August to participate in a roundtable discussion with President Biden on abortion rights the day after Texas enacted its state law banning abortion.

“I couldn’t be more honored to be a part of President Biden’s first State Dinner. I am equally as proud to represent Harris County, one of the most dynamic and diverse regions in our nation, at the White House and to meet one of our closest allies,” Hidalgo said in a statement.

“Harris County is the future of our nation and I plan to discuss how we can work more closely with the Biden Administration to strengthen our local economy, protect women’s rights, expand childhood education, lead the energy transition, and protect democracy.”

Hidalgo has hosted both Vice President Kamala Harris and First Lady Jill Biden when they visited Houston at different times in the past two months.

(Read more at KIAH)

Never mind the obvious things

Never mind that:

However, considering the things that we will likely learn of Joe and his clan over the next few years, that will probably put these two in just about the same flock.

 

Regular people get it, but Democrat politicians miss the point on pedophiles

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Regular people get the problem of pedphilia

Balenciaga apologizes amid outcry over ad campaign featuring sexualized children

The National Catholic Register points out how the people rose up against an ad campaign centering on the sexualizing of young children.

The images went viral on social media, provoking public outrage over other disturbing elements in the photographic ad series. The Spanish-based fashion brand has since removed all traces of the ad campaign and deleted or hidden all of its Instagram posts.

Top luxury fashion brand Balenciaga has issued an apology after outcry over the company’s recent ad campaign featuring young children surrounded by sexualized symbols.

In the ad, young children — appearing to be no older than 6 years old — hold stuffed teddy bears that are dressed in leather bondage gear, including fishnet tights and chains used in BDSM (bondage, discipline/dominance, submission, and sadomasochism).

The images went viral on social media, provoking public outrage over other disturbing elements in the photographic ad series, including court documents in one photo that reference child abuse and pornography. 

“The ads blatantly exploit the innocence of children to glamorize perversity and sell merchandise,” Mary Rice Hasson, director of the Person and Identity Project for the Ethics and Public Policy Center, told CNA. 

Balenciaga has since removed all traces of the ad campaign and deleted or hidden all of its Instagram posts.

Kim Kardashian, a frequent partner with the Spanish-based designer and wearer of its products, said Sunday she was “reevaluating” her relationship with the brand.

“As a mother of four, I have been shaken by the disturbing images,” Kardashian tweeted. “The safety of children must be held with the highest regard and any attempts to normalize child abuse of any kind should have no place in our society — period.”

Kardashian said she would base her assessment on the company’s “willingness to accept accountability for something that should have never happened to begin with” and “the actions I am expecting to see them take to protect children.”

The company issued an apology on Instagram shortly after Kardashian’s reproof, stating it “strongly condemn[ed] child abuse” and that the “BDSM-inspired outfits” “should not have been featured in a photoshoot with children.”

“It was never our intent to include it in our narrative,” the post read. “We could have done things differently.”

The post blamed third-party entities for providing court documents of a real Supreme Court ruling on child pornography for the photoshoot.

(Read the company’s full post at the National Catholic Register)

Standing up for the helpless, feeding the destitute, and protecting the powerless remain in our callings as Christians

This absurd display of debauchery has no place in our society. Objectifying those who have no control, no standard for building a self-defense, and no strength in comparison to adults stands as a monstrous evil.

However, it seems that Democrat politicians cannot get it

Thousands of pedophiles in California getting less than a year in jail

The United Kingdom’s Daily Mail reports that the land of Gavin Newsom will release thousands of convicted pedophiles (a condition that purportedly cannot be rehabilitated) onto the streets.

Pedophiles are getting less than a year prison time after a range of horrific acts, including raping kids under 14, a DailyMail.com investigation reveals.

Analysis of a California database of sex offenders shows thousands of child molesters are being let out after just a few months, despite sentencing guidelines.

Current and former sex crime prosecutors said the figures are ‘terrifying’ and ‘shameful’.

More than 7,000 sex offenders were convicted of ‘lewd or lascivious acts with a child under 14 years of age’ but were let out of prison the same year they were incarcerated, data from the California Megan’s Law database says.

Others who committed some of the worst child sex crimes on the statute books served similarly short sentences, including 365 pedophiles convicted of continuous sexual abuse of a child who spent less than 12 months in prison, 39 cases of sodomy with a child under 16, and three cases of kidnapping a child under 14 ‘with intent to commit lewd or lascivious acts’, according to the data.

Former Los Angeles sex crimes prosecutor Samuel Dordulian told DailyMail.com he was ‘shocked’ by the statistics and described them as ‘frightening for society’.

‘Statistics clearly show that pedophiles don’t get reformed. They’re going to come out and they’re going to commit again,’ Dordulian said.

‘Letting these people out early, we’re allowing for a lot more victimization. And that’s terrifying.’

It is unclear whether the Megan’s Law database prison time statistics are similar for other states, as DailyMail.com was only able to obtain detailed sex offender data for California.

(Read more at the Daily Mail)

When will people stop voting Democrat? They will stop when it begins to hurt them.

When the murder rate, the sexualization of children, and other factors rise to a level intolerable, then people will vote at a level that even ballot harvesters will not be able to overcome.

However, it seems that Democrats will push their most extreme agendas until them.

 

Encouraging articles written over the past few weeks, part two

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The left has started to turn upon itself

The Washington Post slams Biden for granting immunity to Saudi Prince over killing of columnist

The Daily Wire outlines the infighting that has begun between members of the ruling left. I would act like I think that the quibbling is cute; however, I am really hoping for a cat fight.

The Washington Post slammed President Joe Biden in a statement Friday for shielding Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman from a lawsuit on Thursday over his involvement in the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, one of the newspaper’s columnists.

The Biden administration said Thursday evening that MBS’ status holding a high office “allows immunity” in response to a lawsuit filed by Khashoggi’s fiancée and by the rights group he founded, Democracy for the Arab World Now.

“In granting legal immunity to Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, President Biden is failing to uphold America’s most cherished values,” Fred Ryan, Publisher and CEO of The Washington Post, said in a statement. “He is granting a license to kill to one of the world’s most egregious human-rights abusers who is responsible for the cold-blooded murder of Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist.”

“While legitimate heads of government should be protected against frivolous lawsuits, the Saudis’ decision to make MBS prime minister was a cynical, calculated effort to manipulate the law and shield him from accountability,” Ryan added. “By going along with this scheme, President Biden is turning his back on fundamental principles of press freedom and equality. The American people-and those wronged by MBS in Saudi Arabia and around the world-deserve better.”

(Read more at Daily Wire)

When addressing a president who won’t speak up for people being welded into buildings now, why does the Washington Post focus on Khashoggi?

First off, let us remember that the Washington Post has done nothing but support Biden.

Further, this saber rattling after the midterms constitutes nothing but gas-baggery, bloviation, and verbal flatulence.

If you ask how I can make such assertions, please consider:

At least one judge does not believe in separate levels of justice for liberals and conservatives

Judge turns down former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki’s effort to quash a subpoena

The Epoch Times reports on the failed legal maneuvers of Jen “Red Riding Hood” Psaki.

A U.S. judge in Virginia has turned down the bid by former White House press secretary Jen Psaki to quash a subpoena ahead of her scheduled deposition in a case dealing with Big Tech censorship.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan Davis declined to rule in favor of Psaki, who was President Joe Biden’s press secretary until May, during a hearing in Alexandria on Nov. 18.

Davis instead transferred the motion to quash back to the same judge who ruled that Psaki must sit for a deposition.

That judge, U.S. District Judge Terry Doughty, has already rejected government efforts to quash subpoenas for several officials U.S. lawyers claim are high-ranking and thus should not be deposed, including U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy.

Doughty, a Trump appointee, has said the need for the depositions outweigh any inconvenience because evidence indicates the government colluded with Big Tech firms to censor users, raising concerns of constitutional violations.

Psaki had argued, with the government’s backing, that she should not be deposed because she lacks information about the censorship despite speaking about it during press conferences. Psaki’s lawyers also said she’d need to invest several days in preparing for the deposition.

Psaki was allowed to file a separate opposition in Virginia because she lives in the state and would be deposed there.

Davis, though, said it makes no sense for him to wade into the questions of whether Psaki’s testimony is relevant when the judge in Louisiana is more familiar with the case.

He also said Psaki failed to show how sitting for a deposition in her home state would be an undue burden. In fact, he said that if Psaki has little information to contribute, as she alleges, it shouldn’t be much of a burden at all.

“How much time does it take to prepare a witness for deposition when she doesn’t really have anything to say?” Davis said.

(Read more at The Epoch Times)

While this might not be the rule throughout the swamp, it encourages me to see it here

Admittedly, you cannot say liberals have it as hard as conservatives when a a protester in the George Floyd riots only gets 15 months in jail for fire-bombing an occupied police car while 6 January 2021 protesters get sentences ranging from 28 months to 63 months for charges ranging from parading to obstruction.

 

A spike in miscarriages and stillbirths in 2021/2022

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The COVID vaccines are adversely affecting women’s reproductive health

With a hat tip to Truth2Freedom, the Montpelier Herald News-Examiner bucked the trend of fully backing Dr. Fauci when it reported on how the COVID jab affected women’s health.

In this article, we show that vaccines in the past which caused significantly lower adverse events were stopped.

Why aren’t the COVID vaccines stopped? It’s because the CDC doesn’t disclose the safety issues to the public.

Could there be another source of these effects? No, because they are correlated to the vaccination (read the case reports).

Women will be furious when they eventually learn the truth about what the medical community and CDC have done to them.

Unfortunately, I think this will take many years.

Introduction

On June 10, 2021, Robert Malone and I were featured on the DarkHorse podcast. We pointed out to the world that the COVID vaccines accumulate in the ovaries (technically, it is the lipid nanoparticle (LNP) which is the carrier for the mRNA but that’s a detail). YouTube removed the episode after 1 million views, presumably in order to protect the public from learning the truth. Their nameless censors are smarter than Bret Weinstein of course.

The implications of our warning were clearly evident in the VAERS reports at the time.

Here we are more than a year after that episode and it’s still happening. The latest data for miscarriages and stillbirths from the new page on reproductive health issues on OpenVAERS are shown on the accompanying chart.

The data for menstrual disorders (including menstrual bleeding, vaginal and uterine hemorrhages) are through the roof as well (graph at stevekirsh.substack.com) (sic – the link is dead).

There are three important things to keep in mind here:

  1. When the top graph was slightly elevated in the past, the vaccines responsible for the increase were pulled from the market (see the OpenVAERS page and look for the note). However, as you can clearly see, the COVID vaccines are much worse, but they are untouchable. The adverse event rates are sky high in comparison to previous vaccines and nobody is going to say anything. Any physician who shows this data to women will be fired and, if they are in California, also lose their license. Their motto with respect to the COVID vaccines is “See something? Say nothing!”
  2. For each graph, you’ll want to scale the # of reports by at least a factor of 41 to estimate the true number of events. This is due to the underreporting factor in VAERS (the URF). In other words, we are talking about millions of women who are affected.
  3. The large sudden increase in the number of reports posted after the COVID vaccines rolled out is not due to overreporting as I noted in a previous article. In fact, the COVID vaccines appear to be underreported by a factor of 5.4x relative to other vaccines. So the reality in terms of the difference between the COVID vaccines vs. other vaccines is 5x worse than shown in the graph. In any normal world, these vaccines would be pulled from the market.

(Read the closing points at the Montpelier Herald News-Examiner)

Upon searching out this article, I found the WHO-apologists and fact checkers trying to lay out red herrings

Upon searching for “spike in miscarriages and stillbirths,” I came upon a Reuters article that could have noted correlation does not equal causation. However, they instead went about attacking the graphs at the OpenVAERS website (which, if Reuters had bothered to investigate, updates continuously from the U.S. government’s VAERS data.

But I guess that would take a little bit of reading code and going against their own narrative.

Similarly, there was the wailings of FactCheck.org that claimed the COVID jab would decrease (not increase) the odds of stillbirth.

Likewise, we have the also trustworthy USA Today assuring us that no link exists between the COVID jab and stillbirths.

Never mind the reports from even the CDC noting the link between the COVID jab and heart problems. Just trust the liberal media.

COVID Vaccine/Reproductive Health Related Reports

OpenVAERS provides a series of graphs as a means of reporting on the affects of the COVID jab on both men and women and their reproductive health.

Please take in mind that the graphs that I have included in my blog (below) are screen captures from the OpenVAERS website. The graphs at that site will change as they update with new data from the VAERS website of the U.S. government.

First, VAERS showed the affect of the COVID jab was immediate on miscarriages

The following graph shows that miscarriages usually happened soon after the COVID jab.

Second, VAERS showed that miscarriages and stillbirths jumped when the COVID jab was introduced

As shown in the following graph, miscarriages and stillbirths increased greatly when the COVID jab was introduced.

Third, VAERS showed that menstrual disorders increased the year the COVID jab came

The following graph shows that menstrual disorders and hemorrhages increased the years that the COVID jab was introduced.

By eliminating non-COVID causes of miscarriage as a predominate impetus for the increase, it makes COVID jabs the more likely culprit

The graph below shows non-COVID factors that might cause miscarriage or stillbirth. By the fact that most of these outside causes had fallen to lower levels, this suggests that the primary impetus for the increase in miscarriage might lay with the COVID jab.

 

 

Encouraging articles written over the past few weeks

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Representative Ronny Jackson says the House GOP will “absolutely” impeach DHS Chief Mayorkas

Breitbart brings us the most recent article with encouraging news from a Republican House member.

Representative Ronny Jackson (R-TX) said on this week’s broadcast of FNC’s “Sunday Morning Futures” that House Republicans would impeach Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.

When asked if the GOP House is serious about impeaching Mayorkas, Jackson said, “Absolutely, we are going to start the process. He has to go. There’s been no accountability in the administration for anything that they have done, whether it’s been the economy, or COVID, or the disaster overseas the in Afghanistan or our border.”

“Mayorkas has got to go, so we’re going to start investigating him,” he continued. “We are going investigate every decision he’s made. We’re going to use the power of subpoena, we’re going to use the power of the purse and come after Mayorkas, he needs to go. We need to make an example of Mayorkas, and he’ll be just the start of what we do in this new Congress, but he’s absolutely got to go. He’s been a complete absolute disaster, and he has been the lead on making this happen, the border being the disaster that it is. Let’s make no mistake about it, this could not be happening without Biden. Biden and Mayorkas, they are the traffickers in chief right now.”

(Read more at Breitbart)

Ok, these articles will only be encouraging for the conservatives among us

For the liberals and Democrats, these articles will be like fingernails on the chalkboard.

House Republicans have put 42 Biden administration officials on notice

The Washington Examiner tells us of the 42 Biden regime members who have been put on notice. Here are the first seven.

House Republicans are wasting no time to get their agenda underway as they prepare to take control of the lower chamber, alerting at least 42 officials in the Biden administration that they will be expected to testify in a slew of GOP-led investigations early next year.

Republicans on the House Judiciary Committee have sent letters to White House chief of staff Ron Klain and other top Biden administration officials, requesting testimony from a number of officials. The testimony is expected to be used for the party’s investigations into border security, suspected bias within the FBI and the Department of Justice, and the financial dealings of President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

“The American people elected a new House Republican majority because the past two years of one-party Democrat rule have failed America,” said House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), who is set to become House speaker in the next Congress. “These actions by the Biden administration deserve oversight and accountability, which Republicans will pursue in the new Congress. … Every congressional committee has an oversight responsibility, and we intend to finally get the answers the American people deserve.”

The House Judiciary Committee sent five letters on Nov. 18 requesting testimony from certain Biden administration officials, including in the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, the DOJ, the FBI, and the Department of Education.

Here’s a breakdown of the 42 Biden administration officials who are expected to testify before Republicans next Congress:

White House staff

In a letter to Klain, the group of 19 Republicans led by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) requested testimony from four White House staff members in relation to “the Biden Administration’s misuse of federal criminal and counterterrorism resources to target concerned parents at school board meetings.”

The request comes after Attorney General Merrick Garland issued a memo to law enforcement officials in October 2021 instructing them to address reported threats targeting school board officials, teachers, and school administrators. The memo came in response to a letter from the National School Boards Association a month earlier asking the Biden administration to investigate such threats.

However, the NSBA request has come under scrutiny by House Republicans who say the Executive Office of the President was involved in sending the letter, resulting in “collusion.”

The House Judiciary Committee requests testimony from the following White House officials:

  • Mary C. Wall — Senior adviser of the COVID-19 Response Team
  • Julie C. Rodriguez — Director of the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs
  • Katherine Pantangco — Policy adviser for intergovernmental affairs
  • Nezly Silva — Senior policy analyst for intergovernmental affairs

Department of Education

House Republicans have also requested the testimony of three officials inside the Department of Education for its investigation into the Biden administration’s alleged involvement with the NSBA letter. They are:

  • Kimberly Watkins-Foote — Director of the national engagement division
  • Larry Bowden — Senior adviser to the secretary
  • Nicholas Simmons — Special assistant to the Office of the Secretary

(Go to the Washington Examiner for the other 35)

Maybe this will put an end to some of the transgender education and persecution of parents

Hopefully, this will stop the COVID nuttiness, the transgender idiocy, and some of the education lunacy.

How a conservative company kept Tarrant County red

The Daily Caller recounts how Patriot Mobile worked to keep a politically-important county in Texas Republican.

A new non-profit Texas PAC started by a conservative mobile company was formed in January 2022 with the purpose of keeping Republicans in control of Tarrant County, and after less than a year, they are claiming victory.

Patriot Mobile, which touts itself as being “America’s only Christian conservative wireless service provider,” formed Patriot Mobile Action (PMA) “to go on the offensive to save Tarrant County” from turning blue, the Texas PAC’s website stated.

Over the past several election cycles, the Democratic Party has attempted to chip away at the red wall Republicans built in the South. Texas was on the top of a list of states the party wanted to flip. Despite recent high-profile Democratic party wins, PMA felt with enough support, Republicans could reverse the momentum, according to Leigh Wambsganss, vice president of government and public affairs with Patriot Mobile and the executive director of PMA.

(Read more at the Daily Caller)

It is good to see that a conservative company had sway in a potentially liberal area

Thank God for the influence of conservative companies (and we need to patronize them), but we also need to keep in mind how recently Texas was a Democrat state.

 

God’s final Word – Chapter 20, verses 7 through 15

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God’s final Word – The final judgement

The following comes through the notes of Mark Ramsey.

  1. The return of Satan — Revelation 20:7

    When the thousand years are over, Satan will be released from his prison (Revelation 20:7 NIV)

    Remember that Satan and his demon hordes will be imprisoned in the abyss for the duration of the Millennium. Only the redeemed from among the Jewish and Gentile survivors of the Tribulation will go into the kingdom in their normal, physical bodies. Although the initial inhabitants of the millennial kingdom will all be redeemed, they will still possess a sinful human nature. That sin nature will be passed to their offspring. Each successive generation throughout the 1,000 years will be made up of sinners in need of salvation. Many will come to saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. But, amazingly, despite the personal rule of Christ on the earth, many others will love their sin and reject Him.

    The issue regarding salvation is never lack of information; it is love of sin. What is your position on this statement? (this can be an entire sermon – refer to Romans 1:18-20 and John 3:19)

    The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:18‭-‬20 NIV)

    This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but people loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. (John 3:19 NIV)

    Why is Satan released at the end of the Millennium?

    One class member noted that God promised peace to Israel. With man’s sin nature, only the millennium rule of Christ could guarantee the peace of Israel. God is a promise keeper; therefore, we must have a prophesied millennium rule and the prophesied release of Satan.

  2. The Revolt — Revelation 20:8-10

    and will go out to deceive the nations in the four corners of the earth—Gog and Magog—and to gather them for battle. In number they are like the sand on the seashore. They marched across the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of God’s people, the city he loves. But fire came down from heaven and devoured them. And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever. (Revelation 20:8‭-‬10 NIV)

    The terms “Gog” and “Magog” are used here as generic references to the nations, or people groups, who are enemies of the Lord. Four corners = four main points of the compass – North, South, East, and West.

    One group of believers who entered the millennium includes Christians like you and me, who received our resurrection bodies at the rapture. At the second coming of Christ, the tribulation saints and Old Testament saints received their resurrection bodies. The third group are the redeemed saints who survived the Tribulation. Those who rebel are the children of the tribulation saints. There will be no possibility of reproduction or death among those of us who are resurrected.

    Jesus replied, “The people of this age marry and are given in marriage. But those who are considered worthy of taking part in the age to come and in the resurrection from the dead will neither marry nor be given in marriage, and they can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection. (Luke 20:34‭-‬36 NIV)

    The battle will be like an execution. The enemies of God will be swiftly, instantly exterminated as they surround Jerusalem, the center of the millennial world and the place of the Messiah’s throne.

    Satan will be cast into the lake of fire joining the Antichrist and the final false prophet where they will be tormented day and night. Just as the righteous will be blessed forever, so the unrighteous will be punished forever.

  3. The Great White Throne Judgement

    What we are about to read describes a terrible scene – an event no one would want to experience. John McArthur describes it as “the most serious, sobering and tragic passage in the entire Bible.” This is commonly known as the Great White Throne judgment. It is the last courtroom scene that will ever take place. The accused, all the unsaved, will be resurrected to experience a trial like no other that has ever been. Those who reject God’s grace and mercy in this life will inevitably face His justice in the life to come. The glorious truth is that nobody needs to end up there.

    1. The scene — Revelation 20:11-12a

      Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. The earth and the heavens fled from his presence, and there was no place for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. (Revelation 20:11‭-‬12a NIV)

      The throne is described as “great” because it is God’s eternal throne – the seat of His sovereign rule, the place of infinite justice. It is “white” because the verdicts and sentencing that will proceed from it will be pure and righteous, reflecting God’s unimpeachable holiness.

      The Judge on the throne is none other than the eternal, almighty God described in the throne scene in Revelation 4:8-11. Sharing the throne with the Father is the Lord Jesus Christ. Refer to Revelation 3:21 and 22:1 and 3. Though the Father and the Son share the throne, it is the Son who is uniquely in view here as Scripture teaches that He will judge the sinners.

      Moreover, the Father judges no one, but has entrusted all judgment to the Son, For as the Father has life in himself, so he has granted the Son also to have life in himself. And he has given him authority to judge because he is the Son of Man. (John 5:22‭, ‬26‭-‬27 NIV)

      He commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one whom God appointed as judge of the living and the dead. (Acts 10:42 NIV)

      For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.” (Acts 17:31 NIV)

      John noted the startling reality that “from His presence earth and heaven fled away.” This describes the “uncreation” of the universe. It will go totally out of existence.

      But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives as you look forward to the day of God and speed its coming. That day will bring about the destruction of the heavens by fire, and the elements will melt in the heat. But in keeping with his promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and a new earth, where righteousness dwells. (2 Peter 3:10‭-‬13 NIV)

      The uncreation of the universe, like its creation, will take place by the word of God.

      With heaven and earth removed, having no purpose in this final judgment, the Lord will deal with the last group of humans who have not yet been judged, the unsaved. Imagine the different categories of unsaved people from all history: those who existed amidst creation but replaced the Creator with idols and false gods; those who turned their backs on the free grace of God in favor of a works-based religion; those who repeatedly heard the gospel of Christ but rejected Him until it was too late; those who concluded, based on logic, reason and experience, that God doesn’t exist; those who lived out their depravity through selfishness, wickedness and violence.

    2. The summons — Revelation 20:13a

      The sea gave up the dead that were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead that were in them, (Revelation 20: 13a NIV)

      This is the ultimate courtroom drama. The prisoners are summoned from their cells to appear before the Judge. Since their deaths, their souls have been tormented in hades and now the time has come for them to be sentenced to the final eternal hell – the lake of fire. Before the sea was uncreated and went out of existence, it gave up the dead that were in it. Death symbolizes all the places on the land from which God will resurrect new bodies for the unrighteous dead. Hades describes the realm of the dead in general.

    3. The standard — Revelation 20:12b and 13b

      Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. … and each person was judged according to what they had done. (Revelation 20:12b and 13b NIV)

      The books contain the record of every thought, word and deed of every unsaved person who ever lived. Justice demands payment for everyone’s sins. Christ paid that penalty for believers.

      But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed. We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to our own way; and the Lord has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:5‭-‬6 NIV)

      Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” (Galatians 3:13 NIV)

      God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. (2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV)

      No one will be able to claim ignorance of God’s standards because both creation (Romans 1:20) and the conscience (Romans 2:14-15) reveal God’s righteousness. Those without knowledge of God’s law will be judged on the basis of the knowledge they have.

      For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse. (Romans 1:20 NIV)

      (Indeed, when Gentiles, who do not have the law, do by nature things required by the law, they are a law for themselves, even though they do not have the law. They show that the requirements of the law are written on their hearts, their consciences also bearing witness, and their thoughts sometimes accusing them and at other times even defending them.) (Romans 2:14‭-‬15 NIV)

      Each person’s life will be individually evaluated and each person’s punishment will be consistent with that evaluation. Scripture teaches that there are varying degrees of punishment in hell.

      If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, leave that home or town and shake the dust off your feet. Truly I tell you, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town. (Matthew 10:14‭-‬15 NIV)

      “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes. But I tell you, it will be more bearable for Tyre and Sidon on the day of judgment than for you. And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted to the heavens? No, you will go down to Hades. For if the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.” (Matthew 11:21‭-‬24 NIV)

      As he taught, Jesus said, “Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted with respect in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’ houses and for a show make lengthy prayers. These men will be punished most severely.” (Mark 12:38‭-‬40 NIV)

      How much more severely do you think someone deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified them, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace? (Hebrews 10:29 NIV)

      All sinners in hell will be utterly separated from God and all that comes from His goodness. They will be miserable, but not equally miserable.

    4. The sentence — Revelation 20:14 and 15

      Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. The lake of fire is the second death. Anyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:14‭-‬15 NIV)

      There is only one way to avoid the terrifying reality of hell. Have you taken advantage of the gift of salvation? Have you shared this free gift of salvation with others?