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Tuesday • September 27 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXXIX

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Global Warming? Wait till next year.

Fri, 2021-09-03 10:41 +0000

2022 Farmer’s Almanac says it's going to be a cold winter.

This winter will be punctuated by positively bone-chilling, below-average temperatures across most of the United States, according to the Almanac forecast.

“This coming winter could well be one of the longest and coldest that we’ve seen in years,” says Janice Stillman, editor of The Old Farmer’s Almanac.

In some places, the super cold of the coming winter will also bring lots of snow.

Read the rest here.

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A First in This Century — A Damaging Deep State Leak Against a Democrat Administration

Thu, 2021-09-02 11:56 +0000

I'll bet our globalist ruling class never saw this coming — a damaging leak against a Democrat administration.  And worse still, it was against their own puppet administration.

An anonymous source has given Reuters a transcript and the audio of Joe Biden's phone call to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, during which Biden urged Ghani to "project a different picture."  The 14-minute phone call occurred on July 23rd.  On August 15th, Ghani fled as the Taliban entered Kabul.

Biden lauded the Afghan armed forces, which were trained and funded by the U.S. government. “You clearly have the best military,” he told Ghani. “You have 300,000 well-armed forces versus 70-80,000 and they’re clearly capable of fighting well.” Days later, the Afghan military started folding across provincial capitals in the country with little fight against the Taliban.

In much of the call, Biden focused on what he called the Afghan government’s “perception” problem. “I need not tell you the perception around the world and in parts of Afghanistan, I believe, is that things are not going well in terms of the fight against the Taliban,” Biden said. “And there is a need, whether it is true or not, there is a need to project a different picture.”

Biden told Ghani that if Afghanistan’s prominent political figures were to give a press conference together, backing a new military strategy, “that will change perception, and that will change an awful lot I think.”

The American leader’s words indicated he didn’t anticipate the massive insurrection and collapse to come 23 days later. “We are going to continue to fight hard, diplomatically, politically, economically, to make sure your government not only survives, but is sustained and grows,” said Biden.

Is this Deep State leak against a Democrat an early sign of war within the Deep State?  One can hope.

Read the rest here.

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A Message to Those Who Served

Wed, 2021-09-01 20:24 +0000

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Adjusting History on the Fly

Wed, 2021-09-01 17:53 +0000

Federal Agencies Directed to Scrub Websites.

The War in Afghanistan has always been a black box, but the Biden administration just made matters worse.

According to an admission obtained from the State Department, Biden officials recently directed federal agencies to scrub their websites of official reports detailing the $82.9 billion in military equipment and training provided to the Afghan security forces since 2001.

The scrubbed audits and reports included detailed accounting of what the U.S. had provided to Afghan forces, down to the number of night vision devices, hand grenades, Black Hawk helicopters, and armored vehicles.

Reports further quantified 208 aircraft and helicopters; 75,000 war vehicles – including 22 Humvees, 50,000 tactical vehicles and nearly 1,000 mine resistant vehicles; and 600,000 weapons – including 350,000 M4 and M16 rifles, 60,000 machine guns, and 25,000 grenade launchers.

The State Department admitted to removing the reports but justified the move as a way to protect Afghan allies. 

Read the rest here.

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Texas Legislature Sends Election Reform Bill to the Governor

Wed, 2021-09-01 14:20 +0000

Texas Governor Greg Abbott to sign election reform legislation.

“Senate Bill 1 will solidify trust and confidence in the outcome of our elections by making it easier to vote and harder to cheat. I look forward to signing Senate Bill 1 into law, ensuring election integrity in Texas,” Abbott said in a statement following the bill’s passage.

The bill creates a slew of measures, including to implement uniform voting hours across the state and remove 24-hour voting locations. It also prohibits drive-through voting.

The bill will ban any distribution of unsolicited mail-in ballot applications. It also provides voters the opportunity to correct any defective mail-in ballots. There will be new identification requirements for mail-in voting, including a driver’s license or social security number.

Senate Bill 1 will also allow poll watchers to observe more of the election process by giving them more access inside polling areas, and create penalties against election officials who restrict poll watchers’ movements.

Read the rest here.

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The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons: Rescind Vaccine Mandates

Wed, 2021-09-01 13:07 +0000

An Open Letter to Medical Societies, Hospitals, Clinics, and Other Healthcare Facilities:

To: Medical Societies, Hospitals, Clinics, and Other Healthcare Facilities

The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) is very concerned about the growing number of facilities that are firing workers who decline to take the experimental COVID-19 vaccines, and the growing number of healthcare-related organizations encouraging them to do so.

Although medical exemptions are supposedly allowed, very few of these are granted.

Workers who have bills to pay and families to support are facing the brutal choice: accept the jab or become unemployed. Long-standing loyal, dedicated, courageous service makes no difference.

AAPS makes the following observations:

  • All of the COVID-19 injections are experimental. Clinical trials are ongoing and not scheduled for completion before the end of 2022. The only product “approved” by the FDA is labeled Comirnaty. It is said to have the same formulation as the Pfizer version, but the products are legally distinct. Comirnaty is not generally available at present, and the Pfizer product is available only under an extended Emergency Use Authorization (EUA).
  • The Comirnaty approval comes with a requirement to do post-marketing studies, especially for the FDA-acknowledged risk of myocarditis. These require 5-year follow-up (until 2027).
  • Many healthcare workers, especially those who have heroically worked through the pandemic, already have natural immunity. FDA’s refusal to acknowledge this and provide for recognition of immunity status through history or antibody status is not evidence-based.
  • Current vaccines are designed to attenuate symptoms, not to impede transmission, and there is no evidence that they keep the vaccinated person from infecting others.
  • Women who are pregnant or might become pregnant were, as is customary and with good reason, excluded from clinical trials.
  • The FDA-approved Comirnaty package insert reads: “13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility. COMIRNATY has not been evaluated for the potential to cause carcinogenicity, genotoxicity, or impairment of male fertility.”
  • Long-term adverse effects of these and other types cannot be ruled out.
  • An unprecedented number of serious events have been reported to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)—as of Aug 20, these include: 13,627 deaths, 5,093 myocarditis/pericarditis, 17,794 permanent disabilities, and 1,671 miscarriages.
  • As far as we know, no employers are offering screening for post-vaccination myocarditis, long-term disability insurance, or full coverage of medical expenses for adverse events.
  • Serious nursing shortages are already affecting patient care. If significant numbers refuse to accept the shots, or become disabled after getting them, patient care will suffer further.
  • The impact on medical careers will fall disproportionately on minorities, especially blacks, because they are more likely to decline the shots, as explained by molecular biologist Dr. Christina Parks.

We therefore call upon employers including the federal government to rescind all mandates for employees to receive COVID-19 vaccines and instead require fully informed consent, including any compensation that may be available for adverse events—or lack of same. Facilities should instead focus on effective methods of reducing contagion: improved ventilation  and air disinfection; use of iodinated mouthwashes or nasal spray; immune support such as adequate vitamin D3 and zinc; and prophylactic medications by at-risk persons.

Medical organizations should withdraw their support for coerced vaccination and demand expanded research into contagion control. They should support prophylactic or early treatment for COVID-19, based on the patient-physician relationship, free and open discussion, and informed consent. They should demand full transparency about adverse events and autopsies of persons dying in association with vaccination.

You can find this Open Letter on the AAPS website.

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'No COVID deaths in either group'

Wed, 2021-09-01 11:40 +0000

From the study linked below:

"Conclusions This study demonstrated that natural immunity confers longer lasting and stronger protection against infection, symptomatic disease and hospitalization caused by the Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2, compared to the BNT162b2 two-dose vaccine-induced immunity. Individuals who were both previously infected with SARS-CoV-2 and given a single dose of the vaccine gained additional protection against the Delta variant."

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The Plot to Kidnap Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer

Tue, 2021-08-31 20:40 +0000

From Julie Kelly at American Greatness:

But as defendants prepare for trial, the media-crafted façade surrounding the Whitmer plot, just like the immediate designation of January 6 as an “armed insurrection,” is falling apart. Court documents suggest at least 12 FBI agents and informants helped develop the scheme in the spring of 2020; Garbin and his co-defendants were arrested on October 7 after attempting to buy explosives from an undercover FBI agent. One informant, who went by the code name “Thor,” was paid $24,000 and given a new car by the FBI for his services.

A bombshell report by Darren Beattie at Revolver News explained the FBI’s extensive role in orchestrating the most damning aspects of the kidnapping caper. “The plot’s ‘explosives expert,’ who the plotters were accused of planning to buy bombs from, turned out to be an FBI agent. The head of transportation for the militia outfit turned out to be an undercover FBI agent. The head of security for the militia outfit turned out to be an undercover FBI informant. At least two undercover FBI informants were active participants in the initial June 6, 2020 meeting in which the plot to storm Capitol buildings was allegedly hatched—meaning at least three FBI informants infiltrated before the conspiracy even started.”

A screenshot of a text cited in a defense motion shows FBI Special Agent Jayson Chambers, “Thor’s” handler, underscoring that the mission of the ragtag group is to “kill the governor specifically.” An in-depth report by BuzzFeed confirmed an FBI agent had been “assigned” to each suspect. 

How the FBI seemingly concocted the Whitmer kidnapping plot and made it public right before the election raises legitimate questions about the FBI’s potential involvement on January 6, especially considering the same “extremist” groups—the Three Percenters and the Oath Keepers—are tied to both.

Read the rest here.

So I have to ask again.  If we didn't have the FBI, would there be a white supremacy movement in America?

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Biden Bristles

Tue, 2021-08-31 20:09 +0000
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The State of American News Media

Tue, 2021-08-31 11:36 +0000

This story by Emerald Robinson is about conservative intellectual media, but it illustrates what's happened to our mainstream media (MSM), as well.  They've been bought off by the progressive left.  For many media publications, it's been a decade or more since they've supported themselves the old fashioned way — through subscriptions and advertising.  

There were rumors in the summer of 2018 that an audiotape was circulating that would send shockwaves through the think tanks of Washington and the conservative intellectual movement in particular. A top Google executive had been recorded telling his fellow employees that Google generously donated to conservative think tanks and magazines to dampen criticism of their anti-conservative bias. In essence, Google was buying off Conservatism Inc. and the GOP establishment to stay silent while Google monitored, harassed, and excluded Trump supporters. If true, the tape sounded like a smoking gun: incontrovertible evidence of the corruption and double-dealing of Conservatism Inc. that would permanently discredit it with Republican voters.

I was told that the tape had been offered as an exclusive to the Wall Street Journal. Months went by, and nothing happened. (There were rumors during that time that Big Tech lobbyists were trying very hard to get the Wall Street Journal to kill the story.) Then I began to get a series of messages from various anonymous sources that the organizations that were guilty of taking Google money to stay silent included: the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI), the Cato Institute, CPAC, the Weekly Standard and the National Review. (A weak article appeared on September 27th by John McKinnon in the Wall Street Journal but it hardly mentioned the tape or its implications.) This was, needless to say, a huge story: was it possible that the entire conservative intellectual movement was being bought off by Big Tech companies?

Is it possible that any major news outlets have not been bought off by Big Tech companies?

Read the rest here.

Hat tip Neo at JOM.

Categories: Blogs, United States

The Lightning Strike Rule

Mon, 2021-08-30 12:55 +0000

For the threat of violence to be newsworthy, shouldn't it be more deadly than your chances of getting struck by lightning?

An America is killed by lightning on average once a week. According to the National Weather Service, lightning kills an average of 49 people each year in the United States and injures hundreds more. In a nation of more than 330 million people, this is a very small number, a statistical rarity. Therefore I propose the “Lightning Strike Rule of Journalism” — in order for any dangerous social trend to be considered newsworthy, it must pose a greater risk to the public than being killed by lightning.

The inspiration for this rule was supplied last week by Ben Makuch, a reporter for Vice who has recently specialized in reporting on white supremacist extremism, with headline after headline warning about the neo-Nazi menace: “Neo-Nazi Terrorists Planned Fortified Compound in Michigan” (February 23), “Accused Neo-Nazi Terrorist’s Account Posted Threatening Videos of Him Armed in Public” (March 3), “Former Neo-Nazi Terror Leader Gets Three-Year Prison Term” (May 4), et cetera. Makuch had been plowing this journalistic furrow for months when he published an article Thursday with the blunt headline: “Why Are So Many Marines Neo-Nazis?”

By an unfortunate coincidence, Makuch’s article was published the same day that terrorists in Kabul killed 12 Marines in a suicide bomb attack. The online reaction was furious and, in some cases, obscene (my distant cousin Meghan McCain, for example). Such was the intensity of the backlash that Vice deleted their tweet promoting Makuch’s article. But deleting a tweet won’t correct the fundamental problem with Makuch’s reporting, namely that the phenomenon he has been covering so diligently in recent months is such a statistical rarity as to violate the Lightning Strike Rule.

Read the rest here.

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Would There Be a White Supremacy Movement Without the FBI?

Mon, 2021-08-30 12:14 +0000

According to court documents, the FBI funded a white supremacist publisher to the tune of $144,000 for 16 years.

The FBI allegedly paid a publisher of white supremacist literature more than $144,000 over 16-plus years to serve as a confidential informant, according to recent filings in an ongoing domestic extremism case.

These allegations were made earlier this month by Kaleb Cole, an accused member of the white supremacist group Atomwaffen. Cole was arrested in February 2020 for allegedly participating in an Atomwaffen intimidation campaign against Jewish people and journalists of color.

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The allegations about the Atomwaffen informant follow revelations about the heavy role FBI informants played in the failed plot to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. A Buzzfeed News investigation last month found that the FBI used at least 12 informants involved with the kidnapping—suggesting that the scheme might not have started in the first place without the FBI.

“Working in secret, they [the informants] did more than just passively observe and report on the actions of the suspects. Instead, they had a hand in nearly every aspect of the alleged plot, starting with its inception,” Buzzfeed reported. “The extent of their involvement raises questions as to whether there would have even been a conspiracy without them.”

Questions have also been raised about the role FBI informants may have played in the Jan. 6 Capitol Hill riots.

Read the rest here. 

Hat tip Janet and CH, JOM2 

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Our Commander-In-Chief

Mon, 2021-08-30 11:31 +0000
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The Coming Conservative Counterculture

Mon, 2021-08-30 11:17 +0000

For the first time ever, Fox News's Gutfeld! won the TV ratings for late-night comedy, beating out CBS's The Late Show and NBC's The Tonight Show.

What must CBS and NBC be feeling to have their mighty networks beaten by Fox News, the frequent butt of their attempts at humor, and a comic right-wing pundit with a staff maybe 20 times smaller than their own?

Gutfeld’s triumph is deserved not because he’s more conservative than the other two, but because he’s much funnier. Colbert and Fallon used to be, before they became embarrassing Democratic shills. They don’t tell jokes, they tell wokes. They don’t earn laughter from the audience, they get clapter — a Pavlovian response signifying audience agreement with their political point. A few genuine chuckles are more rewarding than five full minutes of clapter. And Gutfeld works for every single one.

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Prague Newspaper Quote Hits the Nail on the Head

Mon, 2021-08-30 10:46 +0000

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Will Brown: Award-winning Africa reporter for @Telegraph & @TelGlobalHealth

Sun, 2021-08-29 21:06 +0000

And Biden just walked away from all of this equipment. Left it for the Taliban. Your tax dollars at work.

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But I'm Not Supposed To...

Sun, 2021-08-29 20:57 +0000
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Kayleigh Says It Best

Fri, 2021-08-27 15:32 +0000
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Angelina Jolie: The People of Afghanistan Deserve So Much Better Than This

Fri, 2021-08-27 14:10 +0000

In her Time Magazine article of last week, Jolie wrote:

Whatever your views on the war in Afghanistan, we probably agree on one thing: it should not have ended this way.

Giving up the idea of a peace agreement between the Afghan government and the Taliban, appearing to cut and run, and abandoning our allies and supporters in the most chaotic way imaginable, after so many years of effort and sacrifice, is a betrayal and a failure impossible to fully understand.

I think of injured American servicemen and women I met at Ramstein Air Base—some who’d lost limbs fighting the Taliban— who told me how proud they felt to be a part of helping the Afghan people gain basic rights and freedoms.

I think of every Afghan girl who picked up her bookbag and went to school in the last twenty years even though she risked being killed for it—as so many were. In one district in Kabul, more than a hundred people have been killed in attacks targeting school girls in the last year alone.

I think of the Afghan women who served as lawyers and judges and police officers—even as their female friends and colleagues were murdered in cold blood, with the number of assassinations tripling in 2020.

Where are the feminists?  Why are they not speaking out?

Read the rest here.

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