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Tuesday • September 27 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXXIX

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A TDS* Defense for Treason?

Wed, 2021-10-13 20:11 +0000

A liberal/progressive Annapolis couple has been charged with attempting to sell secret information about U.S. nuclear submarines to a foreign power.

The couple was busted by federal agents after delivering a memory card to a dead drop location in south-central Pennsylvania. They had allegedly proposed a payment of $100,000 in cryptocurrency in exchange for providing information to the foreign country, which has yet to be revealed.

The Times report described Ms. Toebbe as a "strong feminist and very liberal" academic who was "taken aback" by former president Donald Trump's election in 2016, and "mentioned several times that she was considering moving to Australia."

Toebbe's radicalization as a member of the anti-Trump #Resistance appears to have been a significant factor in compelling her to betray the United States. "She said she couldn't stand the current state of politics," one of her former students told the Times, which found no evidence that the couple was in financial distress, suggesting an alternative motive for their actions.

Read the rest here.

*TDS — Trump Derangement Syndrome

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A Solar Panel Shortage Because... What??

Wed, 2021-10-13 14:25 +0000
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The Rigged Game

Wed, 2021-10-13 11:40 +0000

During the first decade of this century, the internet was a welcome, long awaited bypass around the corporate media news filter.  By the end of the next decade, internet tech giants had become the news filter.

From the New York Post, an excerpt from Mollie Hemingway's book, Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections:

Donald Trump’s 2016 victory was a shock to much of the country, but Silicon Valley took it especially hard. The progressive bastion of San Francisco had turned tech companies from libertarian idealists into liberal crusaders. The industry as a whole felt complicit in Donald Trump’s rise and was intent on doing everything in its power to suppress his voice and those of his supporters.

From the beginning, the tech overlords were plotting how to strike back.

In one meeting, Google founder Sergey Brin suggested that “Jigsaw,” a project Google had developed to combat Islamic terror propaganda, could be used to shape the opinions of Trump voters. By the time Trump was inaugurated, a former Google engineer had told Breitbart reporter Allum Bokhari that activists within the company had formed a working group to brainstorm ways to use Google’s resources to undermine the Trump administration.

Another Google engineer wanted to sabotage Trump’s phone, which ran on Google’s Android operating system, as well as ban the Gmail accounts of senior Trump administration officials. An employee in Google’s advertising department personally referred purchasers of Google ads to the Web site of Sleeping Giants, an activist group that encourages boycotts of conservative news outlets.

It wasn’t any better over at Facebook, where some employees literally took a week off to grieve.

Soon after the election, BuzzFeed was reporting, “Facebook employees have formed an unofficial task force to question the role their company played in promoting fake news in the lead-up to Donald Trump’s victory in the US election last week.”

The group was operating in open defiance of CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who said the idea that Facebook had unfairly tilted the election in Trump’s favor was “crazy.”

By December 2016, Zuckerberg had caved. Facebook adopted a new policy of trying to combat the alleged “fake news” that troubled Facebook’s left-wing employees. The tech giant would start paying media outlets to “fact-check” news on the site. With media revenue steadily declining — in no small part because Facebook had radically disrupted the traditional journalistic business models — once reputable news organizations signed up to participate in the fact-checking program.

Media outlets that were supposed to be objectively covering Facebook were now on Facebook’s payroll, given the power to determine all the news that was fit to print.

Whether or not the tech companies wanted to admit it, much of Silicon Valley’s anger over Trump’s victory was about their inability to control American opinion.

Read the rest here.

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Trump's CIA Director Mike Pompeo Was Obsessed With Julian Assange — Why?

Tue, 2021-10-12 21:04 +0000

From Sundance at The Last Refuge: 

As a person who has researched this three year fiasco; including the ridiculously false 2016 Russian hacking/interference narrative: “17 intelligence agencies”, Joint Analysis Report (JAR) needed for Obama’s anti-Russia narrative in December ’16; and then a month later the ridiculously political Intelligence Community Assessment (ICA) in January ’17; this timing against Assange is too coincidental.

It doesn’t take a deep researcher to see the aligned Deep State motive to control Julian Assange because the Mueller report was dependent on Russia cybercrimes, and that narrative is contingent on the Russia DNC hack story which Julian Assange disputes.

Read the rest here.  Lot's of links to follow.

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Touché

Tue, 2021-10-12 18:28 +0000
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The Interview Went All Over The Place

Tue, 2021-10-12 12:37 +0000

From Mollie Hemingway's interviews with Donald Trump:

In early February, political reporter and Nancy Pelosi biographer Molly Ball published a Time magazine article detailing how, as she put it, “a well-funded cabal of powerful people, ranging across industries and ideologies, working together behind the scenes to influence perceptions, change rules and laws, steer media coverage and control the flow of information” had rigged the election to secure a Biden victory.

While she was whitewashing what the cabal had done – asserting unconvincingly that it wasn’t rigging but “fortifying” — she revealed that these powerful elites, funded by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, had been able to embed left-wing activists into election offices to assist Democrats with their get-out-the-vote efforts and the Democrats’ push for mail-in balloting.

Despite her best efforts to make it seem less nefarious than it was, it confirmed Republicans’ worst suspicions that things hadn’t been free or fair. Likewise, Trump was pleased to be vindicated in his view that, well, a “well-funded cabal of powerful people” had in fact rigged the election.

“The only good article I’ve read in Time magazine in a long time — that was actually just a piece of the truth because it was much deeper than that — about how they stole the election,” he said. “They just couldn’t keep it in. You know what I mean? They just couldn’t keep it in. They had to let it out a little bit,” he said.

My book explains, among other things, how Zuckerberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars targeting Democrat counties in ways that significantly drove up Biden’s margin, enabling his victory. The funds weren’t for campaign spending, mind you, but for a targeted private takeover of the government administration of election operations.

Read the rest here.

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Unexpectedly...

Fri, 2021-10-08 13:17 +0000

Dow futures head lower.

September job market saw a gain of 194,000, well below forecast for 500,000

The U.S. stock market looked set to wobble on Friday after a monthly report on the labor market came in much weaker than expected, raising some questions about the path forward for the Federal Reserve that had looked poised to reduce its bond purchases as the economy recovers from the pandemic.

Read the rest here.

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Perspective

Fri, 2021-10-08 12:24 +0000
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Cruelty in Support of a Myth

Fri, 2021-10-08 10:46 +0000

The Biden DOJ is ruining lives to perpetuate the myth that Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick was killed by Trump supporters on January 6.

What Tanios also did not know at the time was he and his friend, Julian Khater, would become the scapegoats for one of the biggest lies about the Capitol protest; the claim that Trump cultists killed a cop in cold blood on January 6.

Reports of Sicknick’s death in the immediate aftermath of the Capitol protest served two purposes: to bury the news that a Capitol Police officer had killed an unarmed female Trump supporter in the building on January 6, and to fuel more public outrage about a “deadly insurrection.”

Read the rest here.

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Rule of Thumb:

Fri, 2021-10-08 09:46 +0000

When a Republican is in the White House, dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
When a Democrat is in the White House, dissent is treason.

The American Political Science Association has barred the Claremont Institute from hosting in-person group discussions at its annual APSA Annual Meeting & Exhibition because Trump lawyer John Eastman was participating in some of its events.  Organizers said they feared "protests and unrest."

A former APSA member who was Eastman's roommate in graduate school called the association "cowardly weasels" for deplatforming Claremont rather than providing security at its events.

The discussions APSA itself hosted were "dreadfully boring or stupid," political scientist John West, formerly of Seattle Pacific University, said in a phone interview. The related-group discussions such as Claremont's were the best reason to attend.

APSA officials didn't respond to Just the News queries seeking evidence of planned disruptions if Claremont's events went forward in person. Drezner, a Tufts University professor, said Smith only cited social media chatter and "irate" emails and voicemails, and Claremont's Williams said local law enforcement declined to get involved.

Read the rest here.

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Expose the Left at Your Peril

Thu, 2021-10-07 12:33 +0000

Yes, the Democrats benefit from illegal immigration, the more there is the more they benefit.

Like Prohibition-era bootleggers unloading barrels of whiskey in broad daylight, the anti-borders Left has been flouting the law in public for decades as it enables a vast and profitable human trafficking operation through south Texas. In today’s gaslit, no-accountability culture, the problem isn’t finding the crime, but in naming the perpetrators and exposing their motives. 

Financial gain is obviously a big incentive in the immigration scam against America. Numerous beneficiaries include the cartels that traffic the people, “charities” that get a piece of the action for moving the human cargo throughout the country, and stateside businesses that reap the benefit of cheap foreign labor. 

These parties seem largely indifferent to being called out for their roles in the scam. It comes from a confidence in knowing that, regardless of who knows what, the operation will roll on without so much as a speed bump. 

Calling out the political actors and their motives is a different animal altogether.

But not much in the way of journalistic effort has gone into stories that expose the financing of illegal immigration.  Who paid the freight when thousands of poverty stricken Haitians turned up in Del Rio, Texas?  How did they get there from Haiti?  They didn't walk.

Read the rest here.

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Thread — Vaccine Toxicity

Sun, 2021-10-03 14:31 +0000
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Highlights of a Coverup — A Secret Teleconference

Sun, 2021-10-03 13:37 +0000

The Epoch Times has put together an extensive timeline of the coronavirus outbreak and a second timeline describing a teleconference that sought to dispel any theories that the outbreak originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.  Here are some highlights from Epoch's teleconference timeline.

January 31, 2020, 5:23 PM

Dr. Anthony Fauci receives an email from Jeremy Farrar, the head of a British nonprofit, asking to speak to Fauci “this evening.” A call is arranged by Fauci’s assistant, Patricia Conrad.

January 31, 2020, 5:57 PM

Farrar sends a follow-up email asking Fauci to call Kristian Andersen, a professor at Scripps Research. Farrar informs Fauci that the three people who will be on the call are Andersen, Bob Garry, and Eddie Holmes. The three would later write “The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2” letter, which dismissed the lab leak theory.

January 31, 2020, 5:57 PM

An article is published in Science addressing concerns about experiments conducted at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The article indirectly links to a 2015 Nature article detailing gain-of-function experiments conducted by Shi Zheng-Li, a director at the institute. Shi’s research had been funded by Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH) and National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Disease (NIAID).

January 31, 2020, 10:32 PM

Andersen replies to Fauci’s email and acknowledges that features of the virus look potentially engineered. Earlier in the day, however, Andersen had sent a tweet rejecting Sen. Tom Cotton’s (R-Ark.) theory that the virus could have stemmed from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. It would later be revealed by Farrar that Andersen was initially 60 to 70 percent sure the virus came from a laboratory.

February 1, 2020, 10:34 AM

Farrar sends out a group email announcing a 2 p.m. conference call, along with an agenda setting out “desired outcomes” to be discussed “in total confidence.” Including Farrar, a total of 13 people are listed on the teleconference agenda.

February 1, 2020, 11:47 AM

Auchincloss responds to Fauci in a separate email thread: “The paper you sent me says the experiments were performed before the gain of function pause but have since been reviewed and approved by NIH. Not sure what that means since Emily is sure that no Coronavirus work has gone through the P3 framework. She will try to determine if we have any distant ties to this work abroad.”  (My emphasis.)

Note:  The P3 Framework is the Framework for Guiding Funding Decisions about Proposed Research Involving Enhanced Potential Pandemic Pathogens at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Anthony Fauci repeatedly denied that NIH provided funding for gain-of-function research.  However, The Intercept recently reported that EcoHealth Alliance received funding from NIH, which it passed along to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where it was used for bat coronavirus research.  Did the NIH launder its gain-of-function research financing for Wuhan through EcoHealth Alliance?

February 1, 2020, 1:43 PM

Marion Koopmans, who oversees a Dutch lab that was previously involved with gain-of-function experiments, sends an email to Farrar and copies in Fauci and other members of the call. (The body of Koopmans’s email is fully redacted.)

February 1, 2020, 2:00 PM

The teleconference begins.

Andersen tells the teleconference group that he’s “60 to 70 percent” sure the virus came from a laboratory. Holmes tells the teleconference group he’s “80 percent sure the virus came out of a lab.”

According to Robert Garry, the first draft of “The Proximal Origin” paper, which pushed the natural origins theory, is also finished on this day. Four of the five authors of this article attend the teleconference.

February 1, 2020, 3:07 PM

The teleconference ends.

February 2, 2020, 4:48 AM

Collins sends an email regarding a potential meeting with WHO’s Tedros to Farrar, and copies in Fauci and Tabak: “I’m available any time today except 3:15 - 5:45 pm EST (on a plane) for a call to Tedros . Let me know if I can help get through his thicket of protectors.”

February 2, 2020, 10:28 AM

Farrar sends an email to Fauci and Collins, and copies in Tabak, with a link to a ZeroHedge article: “Tedros and Bernhard have apparently gone into conclave .... they need to decide today in my view. If they do prevaricate, I would appreciate a call with you later tonight or tomorrow to think how we might take forward . Meanwhile .... https://www.zerohedge.com/geopolitical/coronavirus-contains-hiv-insertions-stoking-fears-over-artificially-created-bioweapon.” ZeroHedge would be banned one day later by Twitter, on Feb. 3, 2020.

February 3, 2020

Tedros publicly states, “[We must] combat the spread of rumours & misinformation.”

February 3, 2020

ZeroHedge is banned by Twitter.

There is much more.  Follow the link and scroll down to get to the teleconference timeline.  Fascinating stuff.

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Before and After — Play the Video

Sat, 2021-10-02 20:19 +0000

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How Long Does It Take!

Sat, 2021-10-02 19:27 +0000

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Smith & Wesson Moving Its Headquarters To Tennessee

Sat, 2021-10-02 12:32 +0000

Smith & Wesson Moving HQ From Massachusetts To Tennessee.

From the mid-19th century to today, many U.S gunmakers have called New England home. Storied brands like Colt, Winchester, and Smith & Wesson were all headquartered in “Gun Valley”, a region stretching from central Massachusetts down into Connecticut. Over the past few years, however, the anti-gun politics in those New England states have made the location an increasingly hostile territory for gun makers, and now one of the biggest names in the firearms industry has announced it’s pulling up stakes and striking out for greener pastures.

Smith & Wesson has announced that it’s moving its headquarters from Springfield, Massachusetts to Marysville, Tennessee, investing $125-million in its new property and bringing 750 jobs with them.

From CBS News:

Massachusetts in 2004 banned the purchase of military-style assault weapons and high-capacity magazines. A bill introduced in the state legislature in April would prohibit companies from manufacturing those same devices, other than those sold to law enforcement, the military or foreign governments. 

The lawmakers sponsoring the proposal said it came in response to firearms made in Massachusetts being used in multiple mass shootings in other states. 

The country saw its greatest percentage of homicides involving guns on record last year, with murders rising 30% nationwide in 2020, according to data released Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

As is typical with legacy news reporting, CBS News expects the reader to infer that citizen ownership of particular types of firearms has somehow led to a nationwide jump in homicides.  The article provides no breakdown of where and why homicides have occurred, and it offers no analysis of other possible contributing factors.  For example, CBS made no mention of recent popular movements to defund the police and the impact resulting budget cuts might have on public safety.

Drivers heading south on U.S. Route 183 in Austin, Texas, have become familiar with a billboard urging city police officers to relocate to Spokane, Washington, to become deputy sheriffs and collect a $15,000 bonus. 

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office has targeted Texas’ capital city, already in a personnel crunch as the homicide rate reached a record high, along with other jurisdictions that recently slashed police budgets. 

Amid the “defund the police” movement in 2020, the Austin City Council cut the police budget by about one-third and eventually lost 150 officers. In August, shortly before the city reached its all-time record for annual homicides, the council restored the funding. 

Smith & Wesson's decision to move is a good one.

Read the rest here, here, and here.

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Well It Just Doesn't Fit the Narrative

Fri, 2021-10-01 20:52 +0000
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No Way! Congressional Price Transparency is the Stuff of Dreams

Fri, 2021-10-01 17:17 +0000

Congress Members To Wear Barcodes So Lobbyists Can Scan Prices, Self-Checkout

WASHINGTON, D.C.—In a move to make purchasing congresspeople easier and faster for lobbyists, Congress voted to approve a new measure that calls for congresspeople to wear barcodes on their foreheads so lobbyists, activists, and corporations can simply scan them and self-checkout.

Self-checkout machines will be installed at all exits of the Capitol Building, so once they've added congresspeople to their cart, lobbyists can pay right on the way out.

"Purchasing congresspeople used to be a time-consuming, expensive process," said a Planned Parenthood representative. "Now, we can simply walk through Congress, scan all the congresspeople that are for sale, and checkout without having to interact with any humans."

"We hate humans---like, a lot," the PP rep added.

Read the rest here.

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Biden's Disapproval Index

Fri, 2021-10-01 16:36 +0000

Rasmussen puts Biden's Approval Index at minus-26 today. 

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll, sponsored by The ANTIFA by Jack Posobiec, for Friday shows that 42% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Biden’s job performance. Fifty-six percent (56%) disapprove.

The latest figures include 22% who Strongly Approve of the job Biden is doing and 48% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -26. (see trends)

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Merck Guaranteed $1.19 Billion for New COVID-19 Pill

Fri, 2021-10-01 15:37 +0000

Merck's COVID-19 pill cuts risk of death, hospitalization by 50% in study

A planned interim analysis of 775 patients in Merck's study found that 7.3% of those given molnupiravir were either hospitalized or had died by 29 days after treatment, compared with 14.1% of placebo patients. There were no deaths in the molnupiravir group, but there were eight deaths of placebo patients.

[..]

The study enrolled patients with laboratory-confirmed mild-to-moderate COVID-19, who had symptoms for no more than five days. All patients had at least one risk factor associated with poor disease outcome, such as obesity or older age.

You may recall that when the FDA approved hydroxychloroquine for emergency use, it was limited to severely afflicted hospitalized cases, which was precisely contrary to the protocols recommended by Dr. Zev Zelenko.

Treat patients based on clinical suspicion as soon as possible, preferably within the first 5 days of symptoms. Perform PCR testing, but do not withhold treatment pending results.

Back to the Merck article:

Merck said viral sequencing done so far shows molnupiravir is effective against all variants of the coronavirus, including highly transmissible Delta.

The company said rates of adverse events were similar for both molnupiravir and placebo patients, but did not give details of the side effects.

Merck has said data shows molnupiravir is not capable of inducing genetic changes in human cells, but men enrolled in its trials have to abstain from heterosexual intercourse or agree to use contraception. Women of child-bearing age cannot be pregnant and also have to use birth control.

Merck said it expects to produce 10 million courses of the treatment by the end of 2021, with more doses coming next year.

The company has a U.S. government contract to supply 1.7 million courses of molnupiravir at a price of $700 per course. (My emphasis)
So Merck stands to rake in $1.19 billion for its 1.7 million courses at $700 a pop.  And this is chump change when we start talking about vaccines.   On the other hand, there's not much money to spread around from the widespread use of hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin for treating covid.  Merck, Pfizer, Moderna, and other drug companies might have missed an opportunity for enormous profits, which in turn might cut into funds available for lobbyists, foundations, health institutions, media outlets, and other downstream organizations.

Read the rest here.

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