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Tuesday • May 24 • 2022

Vol.XIV • No.XXI

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All the While Admitting that the Laptop from Hell is Authentic

Thu, 2022-03-31 15:39 +0000

Debra Heine, American Greatness:  Media Knives Come Out For Investigative Journalist John Solomon After Trump Interview

Corporate media knives are out for investigative reporter John Solomon after his recent interview with former President Donald Trump went viral.

In multiple articles about the interview, news outlets like Business InsiderPolitico, and the Week belittled the award-winning journalist, describing him as “discredited” “disowned,” and “far-right.”

Solomon has reported for the Associated Pressthe Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the Hill, among others news outlets.

Throughout his interview with Solomon and reporter Amanda Head—which was posted Tuesday by Solomon’s Just the News on the Real America’s Voice network—Trump laid out his plan to reverse Biden’s destructive agenda.

The former president also called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to release information regarding alleged dealings between Eastern European oligarchs and Hunter Biden.

“Why did the mayor of Moscow’s wife give the Bidens, both of them, three and a half million dollars?” Trump asked.

In news articles about the remarks, The Week described Solomon as a “far-right journalist,” Politico reported that Trump spoke with “discredited far-right journalist John Solomon,” and Business Insider said that the reporter was “one of the architects of the Trump’s Ukraine disinfo” who “was disowned by The Hill and Fox News. New York Times reporter Adam Goldman retweeted the Politico’s tweet calling Solomon a “discredited far-right journalist.”

Politico also derided the 2020 Senate investigation into the Biden family’s corruption as “highly politicized.”

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The Job of Big Tech is to Groom Us to Accept a Social Credit System

Tue, 2022-03-29 13:48 +0000

Bari Weiss: How Big Tech Is Strangling Your Freedom

A conversation with entrepreneur and investor David Sacks on protecting civil liberties in the digital public square.

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BW: You have been making the case better than anyone else that, despite the fact that we live in a liberal democracy with a Bill of Rights and a Constitution and a First Amendment, whether most Americans are aware of it or not we also are living inside a soft version of a social credit system. So for the people who hear that and think: ‘That’s ridiculous. This isn’t China.’ I want you to make the case.

DS: Let’s start by defining what a social credit system is. A social credit system is a system that pretends to give you civil liberties and freedom. It doesn't overtly send you to the gulag for expressing dissent. Rather, it conditions the benefits of society—economic benefits, the ability to spend your money—on having the correct opinions. If you don’t, then your ability to participate in online platforms is diminished or curtailed entirely. That's the situation that we are gradually heading towards. 

Back in the days when we were creating PayPal, in the early 2000s and late ‘90s, there was really a sense that technology and the internet would expand people's ability to engage in speech and commerce. And for the first two decades of the internet, it really did. But for the last half-dozen years or so, we've really been restricting that access and trying to curtail it. The power of restricting people in both speech and commerce has taken on a life of its own. Those restrictions keep growing.

I'm not the one who's changed. Big Tech changed. I didn't leave Big Tech. Big Tech left me.

BW: When did you start to see the change? 

DS:  If you go back to the Arab Spring and the Green Revolution there was generally a sense of triumphalism. Back then, the CEO of Twitter said that we are the free speech wing of the free speech party. That’s how Silicon Valley saw itself. Ten years later, you have the widespread view that Silicon Valley needs to restrict and regulate disinformation and prevent free speech on its platform. You'd have to say that the turning point was 2016, when Trump got elected against the wishes of pretty much everyone in Silicon Valley. That was a little too much populism for them. And they saw social media as being complicit in Trump's election.

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Ukraine, Russia, Hunter Biden, Biolabs, Jeffery Epstein, and Hollywood

Tue, 2022-03-29 13:22 +0000

The Optimistic Conservative:  TOC Ready Room 28 March 2022: Russia-Ukraine and the breakup of NATO; Biolabs and viruses

Two main points for this post regarding Russia and Ukraine.  One is that, as most readers will be aware, Russia has declared a new phase of operations, which according to the Russian video brief is to concentrate on consolidating Russia’s territorial gains in Donbas.

This is being presented by Western media as evidence that the invasion so far has been an unmitigated disaster for Moscow.  That’s obviously not true.  An unmitigated disaster would be one in which Russia, after suffering some apparently significant personnel and equipment losses (I remain wary of going with either side’s numbers on that), had no territorial gains to consolidate.

But Russia does have territorial gains to consolidate.  If Ukraine’s government in Kyiv wants to retake the territory, it will have to go on the offensive to do so.

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The second point is that we are seeing commonality of will and expectations in NATO breaking down as we speak.  Regular readers know this was the main outcome I predicted before the invasion.  It’s happening, and I don’t see a prospect of turn-around.  Once decisions are made to re-up national-level security measures in the Allied nations of Europe, those decisions won’t be lightly reversed.

The prism through which this is especially visible at the moment (aside from NATO being unable so far to just deliver some MiG-29s to Ukraine, out of fear of Russia) is missile defense.  Missile defense is of special significance because it’s been the main thing the alliance could agree and adopt a common purpose on over the last 20 years.

It’s unraveling now.  In the spirit of “Ready Room,” I’m just going to copy in comments I made earlier in an email, regarding Germany’s decision to look at the Israeli Arrow 3 for national missile defense.  That’s a very big shift in NATO policy dynamics (again, see my link above for more discussion of that in predictive articles from February and January), and the UK is taking a fresh look at bolstering independent national missile defense as well.

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The connection of Hunter Biden’s Rosemont Seneca investment firm to Metabiota, which was involved with the biolabs in Ukraine and for which Biden raised millions in capital, poses an important question.

Hunter Biden has no more qualifications, background, or expertise in the commercial side of bioscience than he has in the natural gas industry.  Moreover, throughout the period when he was running this operation, he was a cocaine addict whose private life seems to have gotten steadily less stable and gratifying.  I can’t spend much time looking at the images people keep posting from his laptop on social media, because it’s too sad and kind of icky – but one thing I know, and imagine others do too:  no one is happy living that way.  This was not someone in charge of his life, working on his own dreams and priorities.

So the question is whose idea it was for Hunter’s investment firm to raise funds for Metabiota, and why.  In terms of motive and plan, Hunter is not the droid you’re looking for.  Someone else was supplying those.

To really answer that, we’d have to be sure exactly what Metabiota was doing.  “Creating bio-weapons” is a simplistic and overhyped claim, without actual proof that bio-weapons were being worked on.  We don’t have that.  Officially, Metabiota was concentrating on epidemiological research.

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The Top Oscar Moment of All Time

Mon, 2022-03-28 14:50 +0000
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Last Week's Favorites

Mon, 2022-03-28 14:14 +0000

PowerLine:  THE WEEK IN PICTURES: WOMEN’S QUESTION EDITION

 

 

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Compromised President Biden Poses National Security Threat

Mon, 2022-03-28 12:50 +0000

Margot Cleveland:  Hunter Biden’s Laptops Are Now An Active National Security Threat

The New York Times has finally admitted the laptop was real and the emails were legitimate. Initially, that admission proved significant because it likewise legitimizes the scandals spawned from the documents recovered from Hunter’s abandoned laptop. However, the trajectory of the scandal changed Friday with The Daily Mail’s exclusive.

“Emails from Hunter’s abandoned laptop show he helped secure millions of dollars of funding for Metabiota, a Department of Defense contractor specializing in research on pandemic-causing diseases that could be used as bioweapons,” The Daily Mail announced last week. The article continued: “[Biden] also introduced Metabiota to an allegedly corrupt Ukrainian gas firm, Burisma, for a ‘science project’ involving high biosecurity level labs in Ukraine. And although Metabiota is ostensibly a medical data company, its vice president emailed Hunter in 2014 describing how they could ‘assert Ukraine’s cultural and economic independence from Russia’– an unusual goal for a biotech firm.”

The Daily Mail added more details about Metabiota and Hunter Biden’s role in brokering relationships for the research company in Ukraine. Included throughout the article were copies of the emails ostensibly obtained from Hunter’s laptop that confirmed The Daily Mail’s reporting. The article also added details shedding light on Hunter’s “business” dealings in Ukraine during the time his father served as vice president and America’s point person on issues related to that country.

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While none of the emails released on Friday support Russia’s claim that the Ukrainian labs were used to research or create bioweapons, propaganda need only hold a sliver of truth to serve its purpose. And the cache of emails contained on Hunter Biden’s abandoned laptop provides Putin and his comrades enough evidence to seemingly confirm the Russian government’s earlier claim that Hunter Biden helped implement a bioweapon program in Ukraine. This false framing also provides Russia ammunition to justify its attack on its neighbor to the west.

Russia’s ability to point to the Hunter Biden emails as confirmation of its claims of a biolab in Ukraine raises a serious question with huge national security implications: How did Russia know the day before The Daily Mail’s exclusive that the Hunter Biden’s investment fund, Rosemont Seneca, had invested in Metabiota and been involved in Metabiota’s operations in Ukraine?

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No Longer the Relevant Minority

Sun, 2022-03-27 12:26 +0000

Eve Barlow:  A Ghost Story

I remember conversations that I was having with other journalists—white journalists, including this woman I saw on the trail last night. We were having conversations about how we’d never get work in this climate, because we wouldn’t be hired due to the color of our skin. And guess what? That definitely happened.

I remember a particular conversation I had with this friend about how we had already been squeezed into a minority token quota as women music journalists, and won battles on that field, and now that quota wouldn’t be as available to us, because we were being demoted as “white.” We were no longer the relevant minority. We were now the height of privilege. We both agreed on this. We were both terrified.

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Found on Hunter Biden's Laptop from Hell

Sat, 2022-03-26 14:40 +0000

Daily Mail, EXCLUSIVE: Hunter Biden DID help secure millions in funding for US contractor in Ukraine specializing in deadly pathogen research, laptop emails reveal, raising more questions about the disgraced son of then vice president.

Moscow’s claim that Hunter Biden helped finance a US military 'bioweapons' research program in Ukraine is at least partially true, according to new emails obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.

The commander of the Russian Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection Forces, claimed there was a 'scheme of interaction between US government agencies and Ukrainian biological objects' and pointed to the 'financing of such activities by structures close to the current US leadership, in particular the investment fund Rosemont Seneca, which is headed by Hunter Biden.'

Intelligence experts say the Russian military leader's allegations were a brazen propaganda ploy to justify president Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and sow discord in the US.

But emails from Hunter's abandoned laptop show he helped secure millions of dollars of funding for Metabiota, a Department of Defense contractor specializing in research on pandemic-causing diseases that could be used as bioweapons.

He also introduced Metabiota to an allegedly corrupt Ukrainian gas firm, Burisma, for a 'science project' involving high biosecurity level labs in Ukraine.

And although Metabiota is ostensibly a medical data company, its vice president emailed Hunter in 2014 describing how they could 'assert Ukraine's cultural and economic independence from Russia' – an unusual goal for a biotech firm.

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What We've Been Up Against

Sat, 2022-03-26 12:59 +0000

Sundance:  The Surveillance and Political Spying Operations Highlighted by John Durham are the Tip of the Iceberg

The Intelligence Branch is an independent functioning branch of government, it is no longer a subsidiary set of agencies within the Executive Branch as most would think. To understand the Intelligence Branch, we need to drop the elementary school civics class lessons about three coequal branches of government and replace that outlook with the modern system that created itself.

The Intelligence Branch functions much like the State Dept, through a unique set of public-private partnerships that support it. Big Tech industry collaboration with intelligence operatives is part of that functioning, almost like an NGO. However, the process is much more important than most think. In this problematic perspective of a corrupt system of government, the process is the flaw – not the outcome.

There are people making decisions inside this little known, unregulated and out-of-control branch of government that impact every facet of our lives.

None of the people operating deep inside the Intelligence Branch were elected; and our elected representative House members genuinely do not know how the system works.

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Senator Chuck Schumer of New York understands how the intelligence community operates.

“Let me tell you: You take on the intelligence community — they have six ways from Sunday at getting back at you,” Schumer told MSNBC’s host Rachel Maddow.

Schumer wasn’t alone in warning of U.S. intelligence agencies’ penchant for politicized revenge. A little over a week later, Daniel Benjamin, who had served as the principal counterterrorism advisor for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, scripted the scenario for Politico Magazine, writing:

Leakers and whistleblowers won’t hesitate. What [former Deputy CIA Director] Morell and other intelligence veterans are too decorous to mention is that Trump’s treatment of his spies will also come back to bite him in the form of leaking and whistleblowing. The intelligence community doesn’t leak as much as the Pentagon or Congress, but when its reputation is at stake, it can do so to devastating effect.

While Benjamin foretold the whistleblowing retribution we are now seeing unleashed, what’s amazing is that it was entirely made up! In his Politico Magazine article, Benjamin illustrated intelligence agencies’ ability to inflict pain on a president by way of this example: “When something goes wrong—say a military deployment to combat jihadi insurgents in the Middle East blows up in the Trump administration’s face—the press will overflow with stories telling of intelligence reports that were ignored by the White House and briefings the president missed.”

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The Role of the World Economic Forum and its Acolytes

Sat, 2022-03-26 11:54 +0000

Robert W Malone MD, MS:  Uncovering the Corona Narrative

The WEF has succeeded over the past 50 years to become the most important control center of the digital-financial complex. First of all, business leaders were brought together, then later all politicians, and still later, media creators, and in commanding roles, and prominent figure all networking with one another.

Additionally, in the 90’s, people were subjected to a targeted training program. We know today that since 1992 the “Global Leaders of Tomorrow” and since 2005 the “Young Global Leaders” always received a systematic onboarding schooling from the WEF, and it is exactly these same people who right now, occupy positions of political power and influence. Whether it is Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos or Mark Zuckerberg from the IT area. Whether it is CEO Larry Rink of BlackRock, head of the IMF Kristalina Georgieva, or former head of the Bank of England Mark Carney from the finance sector. Or Emanuel Macron, Sebastien Kurz, or Angela Merkel from politics. All of these people have been either trained by the WEF or they sit on its leadership board.

And it is not just the 1300 members, of this closely networked elite leader group who pull the strings worldwide. Since 2012, there is also a further ten thousand under 30-year-olds, so-called “Global Shapers” who have joined the club and who have also been brought together by the WEF and in its sense, exert influence on the course of world events. And we know how these events should look. To see this, I recommend looking into the work of WEF founder, Klaus Schwab.

For those who still cannot believe that everything we have experienced follows a plan, they should check the publishing date of Schwab’s work, “The Great Reset”. This book appeared on 20th June 2020, not even 4 months after the worldwide lockdown and already gives exact instructions on how one should use Covid-19 in order to put it darkly creatively destroy the world and build up a new world in the image of the man he (Schwab) has drawn up, which is reminiscent of the darkest times of national socialism.

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NYT Admits Authenticity of Hunter Biden Emails — In the 24th Paragraph

Sat, 2022-03-26 11:33 +0000

Matt Taibbi:  Media Campaign to Protect Joe Biden Passes the Point of Absurdity 

Burying the lede just a bit, the New York Times on March 16th published a long, spirited piece about the federal tax investigation of Hunter Biden. This is the 24th paragraph:

People familiar with the investigation said prosecutors had examined emails between Mr. Biden, Mr. Archer and others about Burisma and other foreign business activity. Those emails were obtained by The New York Times from a cache of files that appears to have come from a laptop abandoned by Mr. Biden in a Delaware repair shop. The email and others in the cache were authenticated by people familiar with them and with the investigation.

In confirming that federal prosecutors are treating as “authenticated” the Biden emails, the Times story applies the final dollop of clown makeup to Wolf Blitzer, Lesley Stahl, Christiane Amanpour, Brian Stelter, and countless other hapless media stooges, many starring in Matt Orfalea’s damning montage above (the Hunter half-laugh is classic, by the way). All cooperated with intelligence officials to dismiss a damaging story about Biden’s abandoned laptop and his dealings with the corrupt Ukrainian energy company Burisma as “Russian disinformation.” They tossed in terms thought up for them by spooks as if they were their own thoughts, using words like “obviously” and “classic” and “textbook” to describe “the playbook of Russian disinformation,” in what itself was and still is a wildly successful disinformation campaign, one begun well before the much-derided (and initially censored) New York Post exposé on the topic from October of 2020.

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Barr's Confessions Too Late for America

Fri, 2022-03-25 15:07 +0000

Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr might wish he had timed his book tour a little differently.  Coming now, as it does, the release puts into stark relief the impact of his official silence.  Barr excuses his astonishing decision to cover up Biden family criminality with the claim that to speak up would be to interfere in the 2020 election, which ironically has turned out to be the most corrupt and controversial presidential election in decades.  William Barr's silence was itself, interference.

At the end of 2019 America enjoyed a thriving economy, the lowest unemployment in decades, including the lowest minority unemployment in history, manageably low Inflation, relative peace, and energy independence which had led to the recognition of Israel by several Arab nations.  William Barr's silence was in large part responsible for undoing all that.

Today, energy costs skyrocket and Inflation rages, exacerbated by federal stimulus payments that discourage people from going to work.  American civil liberties have been trampled, lives have been disrupted, families devastated, and businesses have been selectively crushed in the name of eradicating a man-made virus that has a fatality rate of 1.22%.  To top it all off, we are faced with the prospects of World War III as Russia has invaded Ukraine, an action that was unthinkable during the Trump administration.

Thank you, Bill Barr, for your part in bringing us to this dangerous state of affairs.

Jeff Carlson & Hans Mahncke of the Epoch Times have more:  How Bill Barr’s Silence Impacted the Outcome of an Election

Barr recently recounted that he “was very disturbed during the debate when candidate Biden lied to the American people about the laptop.” Barr told Fox News in an interview that Biden “was squarely confronted with the laptop and he suggested that it was Russian disinformation. … And I was shocked by that. … When you’re talking about interference in an election, I can’t think of anything more than that kind of thing.”

Barr’s supposed “shock” over Biden’s claims of Russian disinformation during the debate begs a simple question: If Barr actually felt that Biden’s assertions of “Russian disinformation” amounted to “interference in an election,” why didn’t Barr say anything at the time?

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Not only did Barr choose to remain silent about Hunter’s laptop, but he had also, in fact, “instructed prosecutors and senior colleagues to prevent word of investigations into Hunter Biden from becoming public and keep the Justice Department out of campaign politics,” according to sources cited by The Wall Street Journal.

As we now know, Hunter’s emails and laptop are real. Indeed, shortly after the election, Hunter Biden suddenly released a statement acknowledging that he was under federal investigation.

The silence from Barr enabled the media’s blackout on the laptop story that had direct ramifications on the 2020 election. A poll by Media Research showed that 45 percent of the Biden voters were unaware of the allegations against Hunter and Joe Biden and that 16 percent of Biden voters–well over the margin of victory–wouldn’t have voted for him had they known this crucial information.

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Oliver Stone — Revealing Ukraine (2019)

Thu, 2022-03-24 17:42 +0000

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Not Authorized or Approved for Covid — Wonder Why

Tue, 2022-03-22 19:57 +0000

 

Related (from 2018):  FDA Repays Industry by Rushing Risky Drugs to Market

As patients (or their insurers) shell out tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars for unproven drugs, manufacturers reap a windfall. For them, expedited approval can mean not only sped-up sales but also — if the drug is intended to treat a rare disease or serve a neglected population — FDA incentives worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

“Instead of a regulator and a regulated industry, we now have a partnership,” said Dr. Michael Carome, director of the health research group for the nonprofit advocacy organization Public Citizen, and a former U.S. Department of Health and Human Services official. “That relationship has tilted the agency away from a public health perspective to an industry friendly perspective.”

Big bucks for vaccines.  No bucks for ivermectin.

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Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT)

Tue, 2022-03-22 13:19 +0000

Epoch Times:  Woman Died of Rare Brain Bleed After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine: Coroner

A coroner in the United Kingdom has determined that a woman died from a side effect caused by the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

The woman was identified as 34-year-old Kim Lockwood, who had complained of a headache eight days after taking the shot in March of 2021, South Yorkshire Coroner Nicola Mundy told the BBC in a statement on March 16.

The coroner said her condition quickly deteriorated, and she was pronounced dead 17 hours after being admitted to the hospital, eight days after getting the shot.

Mundy said Lockwood was “extremely unlucky” in developing a “sudden and catastrophic” bleed on her brain. Her death was recorded at the Doncaster Coroner’s court as Vaccine-Induced Thrombotic Thrombocytopenia (VITT), officials told the broadcaster.

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The UK government says there have been 438 reported cases of thromboembolic events (blood clotting) and 79 deaths to date after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Last year, officials in Edmonton, Canada, said a woman in her 50s died of VITT after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, which entails two doses and uses adenovirus technology. AstraZeneca’s vaccine, while common across Europe, hasn’t been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for usage.

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"Laptop from Hell" Emails are Legit... So are the Biden Scandals

Tue, 2022-03-22 12:56 +0000

Margot Cleveland:  8 Joe Biden Scandals Inside Hunter Biden’s MacBook That Corporate Media Just Admitted Is Legit

Last week, The New York Times quietly acknowledged that the emails recovered from the MacBook Hunter Biden abandoned at a Delaware computer store were authentic. The admission came nearly a year-and-a-half late, after the corrupt media — legacy and social — buried the scandal the New York Post broke just weeks before the November election.

Merely admitting the laptop is legitimate is not enough. Rather, by concurring in the authenticity of the laptop and the emails, the supposed standard-bearers of journalism have also implicitly acknowledged the validity of the scandals spawn by the porn-filled MacBook. And notwithstanding the salacious source of the documentary evidence of the scandals, the scandals are not about Hunter Biden: They are about now-President Biden.

Here are the eight Joe Biden scandals deserving further coverage...

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Twitter Suspends...

Mon, 2022-03-21 16:34 +0000
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Georgia Investigates 2020 Ballot Harvesting

Mon, 2022-03-21 12:52 +0000

Just the News:  Georgia ballot harvesting probe advances as state elections board approves subpoena

The Georgia Elections Board has approved a subpoena to secure evidence and testimony in an ongoing investigation into whether third-party liberal activists illegally gathered thousands of absentee ballots in the 2020 general election and a subsequent runoff that determined Democrat control of the U.S. Senate.

The vote was a major win for Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, who announced the investigation into alleged ballot harvesting in January and was seeking the subpoena authority to assist the probe.

The subpoena power will allow Raffensperger's team to secure evidence about a whistleblower who alleged to an election integrity group that he participated in a large operation to gather ballots in which activists were paid $10 for each ballot they delivered.

Georgia law expressly prohibits third parties from collecting, gathering or delivering absentee ballots, except in the case of immediate relatives.

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State law currently allows only the ballot traffickers to be prosecuted, and does not invalidate the ballots of voters who are lawfully registered to vote but give their ballot to a third-party.

Some state officials told Just the News they have been privately discussing asking the Georgia legislature to create penalties for voters who surrender their ballots to a third party.

The Georgia investigation comes as other states have begun turning up evidence of ballot harvesting during the 2020 election.

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A Widely Held Viewpoint, No Doubt

Mon, 2022-03-21 12:37 +0000
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Coldest Antarctic Winter on Record

Mon, 2022-03-21 12:19 +0000

Yasemin Saplakoglu, Live Science:  South Pole froze over in coldest winter on record

The South Pole just had its coldest winter on record. 

Between April and September, a research station sitting on a high plateau in Antarctica, registered an average temperature of minus 78 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 61 degrees Celsius). That's the coldest temperature recorded since record keeping began in 1957, and about 4.5 F (2.5 C) lower than the most recent 30-year average, according to The Washington Post

The previous record for the coldest winter was minus 77 F (minus 60.6 C) in 1976, Stefano Di Battista, a journalist wrote on Twitter. The Post learned of this record through Battista, but then confirmed the information with Richard Cullather, a research scientist at NASA's Global Modeling and Assimilation Office.

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While Antarctica logged the coldest known average winter temperature, satellites have detected individual temperatures that are far lower; as low as minus 144 F (minus 98 C), according to the Post.

Thanks to the frigid temperatures, sea ice levels around Antarctica were at their fifth highest extent on record in August, the Post reported. But  the ice melted rapidly over the next several weeks, and by the end of September sea ice had thinned to some of the lowest levels seen at that time of year. Scientists told the Post that the climate in Antarctica is prone to rapid change and that a frigid winter doesn't mitigate the seriousness of climate change.

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Climate scientists agree catastrophic global warming is still a thing, colder winters are only weather.

Hat tip Don Keiller.

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