Bruce Thornton contributor to Frontpage Magazine: The collapse of the Soviet Union did not exterminate the Marxist bacillus once its most powerful host disappeared. It merely mutated into an equally dangerous “woke” variant infecting not just our universities, intellectuals, news media, social media, and high-brow art and culture, but also grammar schools, popular entertainment, professional and collegiate sports, government agencies, and the boards and C-suites of our richest corporations.
Daniel Greenfield contributor to Frontpage Magazine: Our nation was founded on merit, not on the hollow pursuit of quotas. A military that best embodies our core values is one in which the best qualified people rise to the top. One reason America has been so successful in defeating peer competitors is that we had the best men. Now we are lowering our standards to accommodate fat, dumb criminals who may be completely inappropriate for the job, but will hit the racial and ethnic quota numbers.
Matt Wolfson contributor to American Thinker: The neocons are what happens when that order is overturned — when politicians, more subject to think-tanks and interest groups than legislatures and associations, don’t just try to cool public opinion, but to subvert it. Dick Cheney’s famous “So?” when he was told that two thirds of Americans opposed the Iraq War is the most brutal possible summation of their creed — and today’s progressives, an equally insular and moralistic clique made in academia and fortified in bureaucracy, are their fitting successors. In an era where operators in the existing order are calling on-the-ground Republicans threats to democracy, we need to remind the public that ours is the opposite of neocons and their ilk — ours is the party of the people.
Vince Coyner contributor to American Thinker: . . . the trials will offer daily opportunities to remind voters of the Democrats’ hypocrisy and mendacity as they manipulate the justice system to crucify Trump while the Bidens, Hillary, and virtually every swamp dweller gets off scot-free. It would be the ultimate irony if the indictments that Democrats hoped to use to finally defeat Donald Trump were the vehicles through which America finally came to see their mendacity and propelled their worst nightmare back into office.
Paul Gottfried contributor to American Greatness: For me, this defamation of whites is a shameless lie. Not only are white Americans overwhelmingly not racist bigots, but they lick the feet of those who are making false charges against them. The question is why so many white Americans seem content in their role as penitent “systemic racists.” They show no displeasure when TV stations feature predominantly black actors, even in advertisements, sometimes to the near exclusion of whites, and when more and more of their “entertainment” focuses on black victimhood. Although most American whites do not yet obsess over their inherited racist sins, some of them fund blatantly anti-white organizations like BLM and Antifa. Further, some particularly troubled whites even join those anti-white riots sponsored by richer adherents of their bizarre creed.
Nick Giambruno contributor to International Man: Along with 15-minute cities, carbon credits, CBDCs, digital IDs, phasing out hydrocarbons and meat, vaccine passports, an ESG social credit system, and the war on farmers, EVs are likely an integral part of the Great Reset—the dystopian future the global elite has envisioned for mankind. In reality, the so-called Great Reset is a high-tech form of feudalism. Sadly, most of humanity has no idea what is coming.
Brandon Smith contributor to LewRockwell.com: Why are they so intent on removing 2nd Amendment rights and stopping the return of militias if these things are not a threat to their power? If gun owners could be wiped out by a handful of drones and tanks, then why haven’t they done this already and rounded us all up? The reason is clear – Because if the establishment starts that fight, they know there’s a chance they could lose. If they are afraid of unorganized and isolated patriots now, imagine how afraid the technocrats would be if we reestablished militias.
Michael Schellenberger is an investigative journalist: “The word misinformation literally just means being wrong, and disinformation is lying. That’s all they mean. There’s no extra meaning to them. And so, misinformation is entirely subjective. It’s literally an opinion.”
Sundance contributor to The Last Refuge: That’s BILLION, with a “B”. According to recently revealed court transcripts, in the US Virgin Islands lawsuit against JPMorgan, in the aftermath of Epstein’s death the massive bank reported over $1 billion in suspicious activity reports to the U.S. Treasury.
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CANCEL THE FIRST AMENDMENT
Thornton: For ‘Wokism’ to Live, Free Speech Must Die
“Wokism” is the “highest stage” of Marxism, to borrow Lenin’s phrase, the final descent of that malign, murderous ideology into intellectual degradation and absurd triviality. After all, “wokism” is, like communism, a mash-up of radical secularism, scientism, technocratic tyranny, and a ruthless “any means necessary” modus operandi. Hence like Marxism, for “wokism” to succeed, coherent arguments, empirical evidence, common sense, and truth itself must be discredited, distorted, and demonized, at the same time alternative authorities––God, the Constitution, real science–– subjected to tyrannical elimination or refashioning. So we shouldn’t be surprised that for decades the left has targeted the First Amendment and silenced dissent. Especially after the collapse of Soviet communism, which its last president Mikhail Gorbachev facilitated with his policy of glasnost or greater freedom for public expression, the “new left” children of communism were not going to make the same mistake. Hence, they have for decades doubled-down on their intolerance for dissent manifested in “political correctness” and censorship. And that means the First Amendment must die. Leftism has two bad ideas that from its beginning have programmed it to be tyrannical. The first is to . . . […] The second foundational bad idea of leftism follows from the first: the necessity of . . .
BIDEN CRIME FAMILY
Solomon: As Biden scandal marches toward impeachment, what Obama knew and when looms large
In the final days of the Obama presidency, trusted aide Valerie Jarrett made a boast that has aged like spoiled milk. “The president prides himself on the fact that his administration hasn’t had a scandal and he hasn’t done something to embarrass himself,” Jarrett declared on national television. Ironically, the president that Jarrett would later to go work for – Joe Biden – has revealed a jaw-dropping pattern of secret emails with fake account names, weaponized the U.S. Department of Justice against political foes, and entanglement with tens of millions of dollars in foreign money and other ethical conflicts.
[…] The new evidence and contradictory statements from Biden about his tenure as Vice President has created a new question for congressional investigators. What did Barack Obama know and when did he know it? “I think that one question I have is, I wonder what President Obama knew about his vice president’s corrupt business schemes with his son,” House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chairman James Comer told Just the News last week.
BIDEN’S DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: PERSECUTE YOUR OPPOSITION, PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP’S FORMER EMPLOYEES, MAGA SUPPORTERS & WH STAFF
Drey: Mark Meadows, Five Other Co-Defendants Plead Not Guilty In Georgia Racketeering Indictment: Reports
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and five other co-defendants named in the sweeping Georgia racketeering indictment reportedly pleaded not guilty Tuesday and waived their in-person arraignment set for tomorrow. “I fully understand the nature of the offenses charged and my right to appear at arraignment,” Meadows wrote in the court filing reported by The Hill. “Understanding my rights, I do hereby freely and voluntarily waive my right to be present at my arraignment on the Indictment and my right to have it read to me in open court.”
REPUBLICAN U.S. HOUSE MAJORITY
Revolver.news: Stephen Miller says everything we’ve fought for is on the line: Sept. 30th is “D-Day” for Republicans…
The Republicans are standing at a crossroads, with September 30 looming large. Everything hangs in the balance. Will they seize this moment to defund the Deep State and halt the ongoing assault on President Trump and the American people? They have all the cards and all the leverage. Failing to act should spell the end for many of them. Yet signs are already emerging that McCarthy is open to working with the Dems. If that’s the case, it means the Deep State will be fully funded to continue their campaign against President Trump. […] Naturally, Republicans are ready to play nice with the Democrats. After all, most of the politicians on “our side” probably want to see President Trump behind bars, too. Here’s what Trump loyalist Stephen Miller said about the whole thing on X: . . .[…] Kevin McCarthy has proven to be as pliable as most of us suspected, yet there’s no concerted effort to hold him accountable or remove him from leadership, despite promises to the contrary. This is a pattern we’ve seen repeatedly with Republicans — they give D.C. what we like to call the “Trey Gowdy Treatment”: raise a big ruckus but accomplish very little. Expecting a different outcome this time around seems naive. As long as the party is infiltrated by RINOs, our progress will be cut short. We need to clean out our own house before we focus on taking down the Dems.
GLOBALISM (GREAT RESET/NEW WORLD ORDER) & TRANS HUMANISM (AI HUMANS 2.0) ARE INEXTRICABLY LINKED
War Room: Joe Allen: Google is trying to create God but until then they’re more than willing to play God
Watch the 21:15 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3f53cm-joe-allen-google-is-trying-to-create-god-but-until-then-theyre-more-than-wi.html
Paugh: Build Back Better in the Marxist Vision
Every Marxist Democrat has repeated the mantra, “build back better.” The phrase sounds innocuous but it actually means destroying everything that is good in this country and world-wide and build it back in the globalist image. Whether you like this image or not, remains to be seen. Klaus Schwab, however, assured us that “we will own nothing and be happy.” (World Economic Forum–Building Back Better: An Action Plan for the Media, Entertainment and Culture Industry, June 2020) We don’t have to stray far to see their intent. There are hundreds of documents issued by various non-governmental organizations (NGOs) funded with taxpayer dollars and money from various billionaire foundations with an interest to control the world and assert their power over the planet’s citizens. Add United Nations with its numerous organizations that pretend to care about the planet but their only intent is to redistribute the economic wealth of the west and to impoverish everyone to the point that they are entirely dependent on a few and powerful for their existence and survival. Biden’s Declaration of North America is just the latest document in a long line of documents that claim to save the world from real and imagined racism, bigotry, homophobia, the imaginary global warming caused by CO2, the gas of plant life, and from weather (sometimes amplified by unnatural weather modification means), and the natural climate change that has occurred for millennia due to solar flare activity or lack thereof, oceanic currents, and massive volcanic eruptions both in the air and under the sea. (Declaration of North America (DNA) | The White House, Jan. 19, 2023)
Giambruno: 3 Reasons There’s Something Sinister With the Big Push for Electric Vehicles
25 refrigerators. That’s how much the additional electricity consumption per household would be if the average US home adopted electric vehicles (EVs). Congressman Thomas Massie—an electrical engineer—revealed this information while discussing with Pete Buttigieg, the Secretary of Transportation, President Biden’s plan to have 50% of cars sold in the US be electric by 2030. The current and future grid in most places will not be able to support each home running 25 refrigerators—not even close. Just look at California, where the grid is already buckling under the existing load. […] Below are three reasons why something sinister is going on with the big push for EVs. But first, a necessary clarification. You no doubt have heard of the term “fossil fuels” before. When the average person hears “fossil fuels,” they think of a dirty technology that belongs in the 1800s. Many believe they are burning dead dinosaurs to power their cars. They also think “fossil fuels” will destroy the planet within a decade and run out soon—despite the fact that, after water, oil is the second most abundant liquid on this planet. None of these ridiculous notions are true, but many people believe them. Using propaganda terms like “fossil fuels” plays a large role. Orwell was correct when he said that corrupting the language can corrupt people’s thoughts. I suggest expunging “fossil fuels” from your vocabulary in favor of hydrocarbons—a much better and more precise word. […] Now, on to the three reasons EVs are a giant scam at best and possibly something much worse. Reason #1: EVs Are Not Green The central premise for EVs is they help to save the planet from carbon because they use electricity instead of gas. It’s astounding so few think to ask, what generates the electricity that powers EVs? Hydrocarbons generate over 60% of the electricity in the US. That means there’s an excellent chance that oil, coal, or gas is behind the electricity charging an EV. It’s important to emphasize . . . […] Reason #2: . . . […] Reason #3: . . .
Kingson: Meet your new colleague: Apollo, the humanoid robot
Humanoid robots are starting to work side by side with actual people in warehouses for the first time, moving heavy boxes and containers. Why it matters: Labor-saving robots with dexterous fingers and a human appearance are expected to reshape the workforce in various fields, from eldercare and food prep to manufacturing and heavy industry. The trick is to get them to walk without falling, hold a charge long enough to be useful, and manipulate things without fumbling.
TYRANNY IN THE NAME OF CLIMATE DOOM MYTH: GLOBALIST POLITICIANS & BIG BUSINESS ACCUMULATE MORE POWER & CONTROL
Braun: The Richest Opponents of Carbon-Free Nuclear Energy
A new profile at InfluenceWatch for the Opposition to Nuclear Energy movement lists eleven anti-nuclear nonprofits that each individually have annual revenue in excess of $50 million. As shown in a previous essay, there are hundreds of left-leaning nonprofits that oppose the use of zero-carbon nuclear energy, including nearly all of the nation’s largest climate/carbon alarmist groups. Their combined annual revenue exceeds $2.3 billion. Nuclear power is America’s largest source of zero-carbon electricity, and second place isn’t even close. In 2022, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, nuclear provided 78 percent more electricity than wind turbines, 189 percent more power than hydro-electric dams, and 435 percent more than solar panels. A nation that was serious about cutting carbon emissions could and should be building far more nuclear power stations.
War Room: Lt. Col. Darren Gaub: “Undereducated weaponized youth have been used to advance climate change”
Watch the 6:44 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3f5f06-lt.-col.-darren-gaub-undereducated-weaponized-youth-have-been-used-to-advan.html
THE CORRUPT & DANGEROUS U.S. INTELLIGENCE AGENCIES & THE ADMINISTRATIVE STATE APPARATUS
Cathell: The Mind-Blowing Bias in the DOJ’s Trial Against 5 Pro-Lifers Will Shock You
DOJ attorneys prosecuting the pro-life activists allege that the co-defendants “engaged in a conspiracy” by mobilizing on Facebook beforehand, an event that the mostly Christian “co-conspirators” organized as a faith-based “rescue” to save babies from being slaughtered. “In furtherance of the conspiracy,” Handy, Hinshaw, Idoni, Goodman, and Geraghty traveled to the District of Columbia, hailing from an assortment of northeast and midwestern states, to participate in the live-streamed protest. According to the two-count indictment, within the waiting room, the pro-life protestors blocked the abortion business’s doors with furniture, rope, and themselves (bound together by chains) as “a physical obstruction” to impede the facility’s baby-killing operations. There, the “rescuers” sang hymns, such as the Immaculate Mary, and recited the St. Michael the Archangel prayer. At the trial, which commenced on Aug. 9, a nun praying the rosary in the gallery, joined by a priest reading Bible verses, was reportedly reprimanded for making the sign of the cross in the direction of the witness stand. Other observers had been ordered on Day One of witness testimony not to pray “visibly,” because doing so could be perceived as “threatening” acts of intimidation. […] The jury candidates were handed a card containing 34 voir dire questions. Of which, the abortion-related inquiries were: . . . […] During jury deliberations, the jurors sent a series of questions to Kollar-Kotelly. First, the jury asked: . . . […] Throughout the trial, the DOJ prosecution claimed the defendants crafted “a scheme to interfere with others’ rights,” employing pro-abortion euphemisms, such as referring to abortion procedures as “medical care” and “treatment” that’s “absolutely needed.” A discussion unfolded about whether to define the terms “oppression” and “intimidation” narrowly, as in the FACE Act, or more broadly, as they’re frequently defined under conspiracy charges. Ultimately, the judge settled on a broad definition.
War Room: Loomer: CIA Recruit Connected To Ukraine CAUGHT At Nazi Rally In Florida
Watch the 13:50 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3f0tpm-loomer-cia-recruit-connected-to-ukraine-caught-at-nazi-rally-in-florida.html
War Room: FBI Created 3,200 J6 “Playing Cards” to Identify and Surveil Americans who Attended J6 Protests
Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft is interviewed.
Watch the 8: 05 minute interview: https://rumble.com/v3f0w2s-fbi-created-3200-j6-playing-cards-to-identify-and-surveil-americans-who-att.html
The link to the playing cards article: https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2023/09/jim-hoft-war-room-fbi-created-3200-j6/
CHINA: AMERICA’S MORTAL ENEMY
Franklin: China: Preparing for War
- Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leader Xi Jinping is rapidly militarizing his country and has instructed its army to “prepare for war” and “fight and win” it.
- “Chinese ruler Xi Jinping replaced the senior leadership of China’s Rocket Force, which is responsible for almost all of China’s 400 or so nuclear warheads. These personnel changes are part of what is almost certainly the most ominous development of this time. It looks like Xi is contemplating using or at least threatening to use his most destructive weapons. In other words, China is planning to go to war.” — Gordon Chang, China expert, Newsweek, August 14, 2023.
- “Xi sacked Rocket Force commander, Li Yuchao, and its political commissar, Xu Zhongbo. Neither has been seen in public since. Li’s deputy, Liu Guangbin, has also disappeared, along with Zhang Zhenzhong, a former deputy. At about the same time, Wu Guohua, deputy commander of the Rocket Force, reportedly took his own life in early July.” — Gordon Chang, Newsweek, August 14, 2023.
- Xi is doubtless weighing the risk-reward ratio of launching an aggressive operation against Taiwan during US President Joe Biden’s term of office. Xi is doubtless aware that his “window of opportunity” may be closing in 18 months, accompanied by a felicitously distracting US presidential election.
Aiken: China mobilizes country to look out for foreign spies, offers big cash rewards
China’s new counterespionage law, which has been on the books for just a few months, is moving forward at a pace as Beijing weaponizes its citizens to report on suspected cases of foreign agents and Western spy networks – even offering big cash rewards for successful tips. “China’s officials say they want to promote tourism and boost the economy, but [Chinese President] Xi Jinping is security-obsessed, as dictators often are,” Gordon Chang, senior fellow at the Gatestone Institute and author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” told Fox News Digital. “To force his Maoist-like vision on China, Xi Jinping is cutting links with the world and promoting xenophobia,” he added. “The report-foreign-spies campaign is very much in line with the mood of 1950s China.” According to the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, the new law expands “the definition of espionage from covering state secrets and intelligence to any documents, data, materials, or items related to national security interests, without defining terms.” The law also “broadens the scope of the PRC’s [People’s Republic of China] counterespionage law.”
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF THE U.S. MILITARY
Greenfield: Only Fat Dumb Criminals Can Make the Air Force ‘Diverse’
Air Force Chief of Staff Charles Q. Brown Jr, Biden’s nominee to replace Milley as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had signed off on a memo to impose a 43% quota for white male officers in the Air Force. That would be catastrophic at a time when the Air Force is struggling with recruitment, faces a shortage of over 1,000 pilots and 86% of its pilots are white men. […] Earlier this year, the Air Force had lowered BMI standards from 20% for men to 26% and from 28% for women to 36% for women. And in 2020, the Air Force had dropped a waiver for a minimum 5’4 height requirement for pilots in order to attract more women. There were also complaints that aircraft had been designed around the height of the average white man. The fighter jets of tomorrow will need to come in a variety of height and weight cockpits to accommodate every possible body shape no matter how impractical that may be. […] Armed Forces Qualification Test score standards have already been lowered. The Navy will be accepting those who score as low as “the 10th percentile, lower than 90 percent of all test results”. […] And without the illiterate single parents with extensive criminal records and drug use (who are also short and fat) how are we ever going to find the Top Guns of tomorrow to win our wars? Gen. Anthony J. Cotton, the head of Strategic Command, who claimed that he could have been easily killed by racist cops just like George Floyd, bragged that at the Air Force diversity is a “warfighting imperative”.
BIDEN/HARRIS/OBAMA’S AMERICA LAST REGIME: THE FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF AMERICA
(EPA) Simonson: ‘This Is Extremely Dangerous’: Inside the Biden Administration’s Push To Swap Science for ‘Indigenous Knowledge’
Biden would keep his campaign promise of “following the science” by turning the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy into a cabinet-level agency. On Nov. 30, 2022, that office did something rather unscientific: It issued a memo directing more than two dozen federal agencies to apply “Indigenous Knowledge” to “research, policies, and decision making.” The 42-page document encourages the agencies to speak with “spiritual leaders” and reject “methodological dogma” when crafting policy as a way to remedy injustices against Native peoples. Federal regulators are to consider the folk wisdom of the Comanche Nation, for instance, just as they consider lab results when trying to determine the pH level of rain. Long relegated to university campuses and fringe activist groups, the idea that Native people have a privileged understanding of the physical and metaphysical world is now the official view of the United States government. […] “There’s not an ‘Indigenous Laws of Physics’ and a Laws of Physics,” she said. “There’s just the Laws of Physics.”
GOP War Room: Biden Abruptly Walks Out Of Medal Of Honor Ceremony, Even Before Closing Benediction
[Note: “Taylor was a first lieutenant on June 18, 1968, when he deployed in support of a patrol that had been surrounded by an enemy force. Braving intense fire in pitch black conditions, Taylor and his wingman made low-level attack runs. As they neared the end of their ammunition, Taylor learned that a plan to rescue the patrol had been canceled. So, Taylor decided to extract the team using his two-man Cobra helicopter — something the White House says had never been attempted, let alone accomplished.” CBS News reported.]
Watch the 47 second video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmTaCwnb0-4
(H/T DG) Philipp: Exposing the Secret Rebranding of ESG
One of the titans of the new world vanguard is in its death throes. This is ESG. Environmental, Social, and Governance policies. ESG is the gun being held to the head of big corporations, forcing them to adopt policies that often go against both profits and the interests of consumers. The system works heavily through investment firms, which use their control of money to award or punish companies based on how well they align with the new world globalist agenda. But that agenda is reaching the end of the road. The problem? Well, consumers. The people who buy the products. It looks like they don’t want ESG. […] You can see the death of ESG in the new policies of one of its former top advocates. BlackRock investment. The company managed about $10 trillion in assets in 2021. That’s equivalent to about 40 percent of the American GDP. They’re expected to top $15 trillion in the next five years. They’re abandoning ESG. […] The CEO of BlackRock, Larry Fink, recently told Fox News that even the term “ESG” had been hijacked. He said it was “weaponized by the far left and weaponized by the far right. And we lose the conversation.” He noted that he won’t use the term anymore. It’s not just BlackRock. Vanguard, another giant investment firm on the agenda, is also dropping ESG. […] But as they say, “the king is dead; long live the king.” ESG is dying, but its successors are already lining up. CNN reported that the term itself is being dropped, and it’s now likely companies will break down agendas according to individual topics.
Watch the 10:30 minute report: https://rumble.com/v3d327a-exposing-the-secret-rebranding-of-esg.html
DEMOCRAT PARTY MARXIST PLAYBOOK: CHILDREN ARE THE TARGET OF THE DARKNESS AFFECTING OUR NATION
Milt Harris contributor to Canada Free Press: The most vulnerable prey are our children and the left is infiltrating their minds slowly and methodically one day at a time
(8/6/2023 ) Choate: HGTV Hosts Ben and Erin Napier Respond to Critics of Their Initiative to Ban Smartphones, Social Media in Elementary Schools
“Home Town Takeover” stars Ben and Erin Napier appeared on CNN on Friday to promote their new group which aims to keep elementary school-aged children off of social media. […] . . . the Napiers are now trying to use their spotlight to bring attention to their family’s group called “Osprey” (Old School Parents Raising Engaged Youth). Osprey, as they explained during their Friday appearance on CNN News Central, is a grassroots initiative aimed at helping elementary-age children and their families foster “social lives without social media.” […] Their support for such an initiative, Ben said, “is something that we’ve caught a lot of criticism about because we don’t have teenagers yet.” “That’s the point” though, Erin explained. “You have to begin now. Because phones become ubiquitous in about fifth grade. We’re learning, like, 80 percent of kids who are 10 years old have a smartphone.” […] “If you begin when your children are in kindergarten through fifth grade, and you start finding other families who have this same plan and belief [that] your kids can rely on each other, then they have social lives without social media. That is the goal.” […] The group offers newcomers an Osprey Guidebook for them to learn more about the movement and has an online directory for families nationwide to connect with each other.
Read more/Watch the 4:11 minute interview at The Western Journal.
Link to the OSPREY website: https://ospreykids.com/
Shahar: Get a New Covid Shot? The Evidence Suggests Otherwise
Fall is coming and the Covid propaganda machine, fueled by manufacturers of Covid vaccines, is already here. Without a single trial of the effectiveness against death, lipid nanoparticles that contain mRNA and perhaps more (remnant DNA?) will likely be added to regular flu vaccination every winter. Perhaps as soon as this winter they will no longer be called booster doses. It is therefore an appropriate time to revisit the claims of high effectiveness of the first booster, which was added to the two-shot protocol two winters ago. Using empirical data from three sources, I will examine here what is left after accounting for the healthy vaccine bias (to be explained) and show peculiar features of the data that indicate even deeper estimation problems. Then, I will discuss another bias, called differential misclassification, which cannot be easily removed. […] The true effectiveness of the first booster was short-lived, if meaningful at all. Peak protection was somewhere between mediocre and zero, and it is impossible to narrow that range. Therefore, all those observational studies of the booster effectiveness were useless. Taking a new Covid shot every winter has no empirical basis. The burden of proving effectiveness against death squarely rests on public health officials and anything short of a double-blind, placebo-controlled randomized trial is unacceptable. And that applies to the flu shot as well.
Scott Morefield on X: Resident liberal & former Democratic Rep. Harold Ford Jr. tells the rest of @TheFive cast that his next Covid shot, which he plans to get, will be his 7th, and he’s had Covid 3 times.
FAUCI LIED. PEOPLE DIED.
Meyrat: Covid Forever
Apparently, prescribing Ivermectin for people with Covid was fine all along. Sure, nearly every public authority vehemently denounced Ivermectin, calling it “horse dewormer,” and social media platforms censored people who dared mention it. And sure, they slandered medical experts like Dr. Peter McCullough and Dr. Robert Malone and even placed jaundiced filters on pictures of Joe Rogan, who credited Ivermectin for his quick recovery from Covid. But now, after some doctors are suing the FDA for all but banning an effective treatment for the coronavirus, FDA officials have claimed that their aggressive criticisms of the drug were “merely quips.” When it comes to acknowledging the many blunders of the Covid response, none of this is surprising. Whether they were wrong about social distancing, lockdowns, masking, taking the jab, natural immunity, or finding the origins of the virus, the experts are oddly forgetful now of just how confident and belligerent they were at the time. In other cases, as with “public intellectual” Sam Harris, many leftists still maintain that imposing Covid vaccine mandates was justified because the virus could have been much worse—even though it wasn’t.
Fortunately for these hypocrites, most Americans today are tired of hearing about Covid.
Cureus: COVID-19 Excess Deaths in Peru’s 25 States in 2020: Nationwide Trends, Confounding Factors, and Correlations With the Extent of Ivermectin Treatment by State
Conclusions: Reductions in excess deaths over a period of 30 days after peak deaths averaged 74% in the 10 states with the most intensive IVM use. As determined across all 25 states, these reductions in excess deaths correlated closely with the extent of IVM use (p<0.002). During four months of IVM use in 2020, before a new president of Peru restricted its use, there was a 14-fold reduction in nationwide excess deaths and then a 13-fold increase in the two months following the restriction of IVM use. Notably, these trends in nationwide excess deaths align with WHO summary data for the same period in Peru.
Read more: https://www.cureus.com/articles/172991-covid-19-excess-deaths-in-perus-25-states-in-2020-nationwide-trends-confounding-factors-and-correlations-with-the-extent-of-ivermectin-treatment-by-state#!/
Steyn: Who’s Making the Variants?
On the one hand, mask mandates are back. On the other hand, the Associated Press says that’s all a conspiracy theory. On the other other hand, Covid hospitalizations are up – and there’s a scary new variant from… (hurls dart at map of the world) Denmark and… (hurls second dart, backward over shoulder) Israel. On the other other other hand, that eighth shot is sure to work: I take it most of the above is just prepping the battlefield for next year’s presidential election. But, as you know, I am more interested in the news that doesn’t make the news. Which is why this Norman Fenton tweet caught my eye. Many of you will have seen Professor Fenton on The Mark Steyn Show, and some of you will have met him on last month’s Mark Steyn Cruise. So I followed the links through to a research paper by two Japanese fellows – Atsushi Tanaka of Osaka Medical and Pharmaceutical University and Takayuki Miyazawa of Kyoto University.
[…] So, if they are mere conspiracy theorists, they’ve constructed a pretty elaborate cover. Professors Tanaka and Miyazawa’s new paper is called: Unnaturalness in the evolution process of the SARS-CoV-2 variants and the possibility of deliberate natural selection What does that mean? . . .
THE GRAND OLD PARTY
Wolfson: The Neocons Are Back
If the obvious impacts of America’s proxy war in Ukraine are lives lost and debt accrued, a quieter impact is the neoconservatives’ revival. A few weeks ago, the Biden administration conferred the deputy secretary of state position on Victoria Nuland, a policymaker in almost every 21st-century American intervention abroad and an ardent supporter of our involvement in Ukraine. Recently, William Kristol, who along with Nuland’s husband Robert Kagan co-founded the Project for the New American Century, which drove the push for the Iraq invasion, launched a $2-million organization, Republicans for Ukraine, encouraging congressional Republicans to fund the proxy war despite a majority of the public turning against it. Even if history truly does come as tragedy and repeat as farce, the neoconservatives’ re-emergence is extraordinary, because Iraq isn’t the only tragedy, or farce, on their sixty-year record. This record has nothing to do with the hard-nosed, practical, anti-communist, and anti-Iranian outlook with which it’s sometimes associated — one shared by many Republicans. Instead, it flows from a broader foreign and domestic project of power accrual and social control driven by ideologues and administrators in Washington, D.C. […] . . . progressivism came to power, directly and indirectly, off neoconservatism. The staffers of the Obama and Biden White Houses came from the defense, administrative, and academic sectors neocons helped grow. The invasion of Iraq was used immediately by progressives as an excuse to question America’s alliance with Israel, and its long-term failure gave the Obama White House room to launch a pro-Iranian pivot that continues today. And the new war on white nationalism, supported by Bush administration alumni, is the mirror image of the War on Crime, where blue-collar conservative whites are labeled, as black Americans distrustful of the system once were, as backward and morally decayed.
Read more at American Thinker.
Sempa: Ukraine Is Neocons’ Last Gasp
It’s time to ignore the Bill Kristols, Max Boots, and David Frums of the political spectrum. They have been disastrously wrong for 30 years. The Washington Post on Aug. 15, 2023, in a story by Mariana Alfaro, writes about Bill Kristol’s launch of “Republicans for Ukraine,” which is using a $2 million ad campaign “to get congressional Republicans to commit to continue funding aid for Ukraine ahead of what is likely to be a lengthy appropriations fight.” According to Alfaro, advertisements, which will include “testimony” from pro-Ukraine Republican voters, will appear on television, billboards, and online. After two decades of promoting failed and costly wars and interventions, Kristol and what is left of the neoconservative movement are making a last gasp at relevance by once again promoting American involvement in another war. Fortunately, neoconservatives are a dying breed in American politics. At least in the Republican Party. Having achieved relevance in the latter stages of the Cold War by breaking with the Democratic Party (where most of them came from) and supporting President Ronald Reagan’s policies that won the Cold War, the neoconservatives spent much of the post-Cold War world finding new “monsters to destroy” (to use the famous phrase of John Quincy Adams). They first picked Saddam Hussein in Iraq. But after the U.S. military achieved a quick victory on the battlefield in 1991 and forced Iraqi forces to leave Kuwait, the neoconservatives criticized the Bush 41 administration for not toppling the Iraqi regime. During the Clinton administration, the neocons were ardent champions of U.S. intervention in the Balkans.
RAW EGG NATIONALIST: Conservatives Don’t Need Rules — They Just Need to Know Who the Enemy Is
Do you ever wonder why it is that liberals can accumulate power seemingly without limit, while conservatives are content to snipe from the sidelines about how “libs are the real hypocrites?” Why, despite getting the trappings of power, conservatives just can’t pull the (metaphorical) trigger on their liberal opponents? A new preprint study in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin may help to provide the answer. In four separate experiments, researchers from the University of Queensland, Australia showed nearly 5,000 adults in the US and UK a series of hypothetical scenarios designed to gauge their empathy for political allies and enemies. And to their shock, it turned out that conservative could actually be pretty nice. Too nice. “Conservatives consistently showed more empathy to liberals than liberals showed to conservatives,” . . . […] The party animal thinks the person trying to sober them up is part of the problem, man. It’s because of people like them that we can’t go on partying forever; that we have to make money, and have responsibilities, and be useful. If no one was a buzzkill, then no one would expect that! The buzzkills are keeping us all down, man. Laugh all you want, but this kind of thinking is why so many liberals care about nothing so much as creating a world where it’s impossible to be a conservative, full stop. […] This is why the Left does things like throw Douglass Mackey, aka “Ricky Vaughn”, into jail for a decade for “election interference” because of memes. Because those memes were aimed at helping Trump win, which makes Mackey the enemy. This is also why Alex Jones and Roger Stone and Steve Bannon and now Trump’s entire legal team from 2020 have been targeted for destruction. They are key enemies of the regime, and so they must be punished. That is how any worldview that wants to win thinks, no matter how “open” to new things it is. Conservatives, on the other hand, are . . . […] Nevertheless, Trump’s outsider status blinded him to who his friends and enemies were, resulting in a series of catastrophic appointments whose effects defined his presidency as much as anything else. […] Trump’s enemies know that he has changed. They know the danger . . .
THE FEMINIST LED WAR ON MASCULINITY
Murray: Two videos show exactly why the world needs men, willing to be men
Modern feminists assert that mothers murdering their own precious babies is freedom, justice, and empowerment; they encourage biological males to conquer and pervert the exclusive (and often private) spaces of girls and women because it’s just the “nice” thing to do; and they’re happy to offer toddlers and babies up to sexual predators to prove they’re virtuous and open-minded, not rigid, and bigoted conservatives. We get female Supreme Court justices who can’t tell you what a “woman” is, and women who, while engaging in political debate (or really any intellectual discussion for that matter), conflate fact with emotion, genuinely believing their feelings are a legitimate metric to determine morality or policy. The differences between Exhibit A and Exhibit B couldn’t be more stark: In the rugged terrain of the West, where rural folk are almost entirely conservative and still embrace masculinity, we see two men competently and efficiently free a massive and savage feline from a snare. The second, in the leftist hellscape of the New York subway, a man can break a cane over an elderly woman’s body, and no other man steps in the end the beating. Leftist women illustrate the unique collision between the detriments of the female sex and the evil in the world. In gullibility and gluttony, they’ve gobbled up fallacy after fallacy laid out by globalists working to disassemble the greatest nation in the history of the world, and subject humanity to communistic horrors—these women have been the perfect useful idiots. America, once on an upwards trajectory, is now in total freefall.
Read more/Watch the two videos at American Thinker.
TUCKER ON X
BREAKING: Larry Sinclair claims he had sex, did cocaine with Barack Obama in 1999 in explosive new Tucker Carlson interview
On Tuesday, former Fox News host Tucker Carlson released a teaser for an upcoming interview with Larry Sinclair, the man who claims to have had sex with Barack Obama. Sinclar alleged that he met Obama at a Chicago bar in November 1999, where the pair did drugs before engaging in intercourse. […] Sinclair first made the allegations against Obama in 2008 in the middle of the then-senator from Illinois’ presidential run, and soon released a book.
Read more/Watch the 1:04 minute interview clip: https://thepostmillennial.com/breaking-larry-sinclair-claim-he-had-sex-did-cocaine-with-barack-obama-in-1999-in-explosive-new-tucker-carlson-interview
Sinclair’s book published in 2009: Barack Obama & Larry Sinclair: Cocaine, Sex, Lies & Murder? https://www.amazon.com/Barack-Obama-Larry-Sinclair-Cocaine/dp/0578013878
OTHER NEWS, COMMENTARY, OPINION
Nightengale: Texas Republicans side with Democrats to reject motions to dismiss impeachment charges against AG Ken Paxton
Tuesday marked the first day of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s impeachment trial in the state senate, with pretrial motions being voted on, opening statements being delivered, and the first witness being heard from. After swearing in, the 30 senators voted on 16 of 24 pretrial motions that could have resulted in the dismissal of some or all articles of impeachment, to which the senators struck down every single one. Many Republican senators joined forces with Democrats for these votes.
LaBarbera: Major GOP women’s group opens door to biological men joining
It appears even a major Republican women’s group is having a hard time answering the modern culture-war question: “What is a woman?” The National Federation of Republican Women, or NFRW, faces a backlash among its members, mainly in red states, for stonewalling a grassroots campaign to put the organization on record as limiting its voting membership to biological females, WND has learned. Its national leadership has rejected a proposed bylaws amendment for consideration at the organization’s upcoming biennial conference in Oklahoma City later this month. The bylaws proposal, published in full below, effectively would bar gender-confused men living as “trans women” from joining the NFRW as voting members and leaders. […] NFRW’s national president, Eileen Sobjack, on advice from the organization’s attorney, reportedly fears a costly lawsuit and told state leaders that “addressing this issue would end us. I will not let this issue be our demise,” WND has learned from a source within the organization requesting anonymity. Sobjack was “unavailable” for comment on this story, according to an aide. […] . . . the problem of men at NFRW began in 2021: “When a trans woman attended the Orlando convention … as a full voting delegate, an emergency meeting was held by NFRW executive board following dozens of complaints.” “Nothing was done to address the issue at that time. […] . . . “They are now declaring themselves women to make a change in the GOP. They are not conservatives. They did not vote Republican in any election.” “The goal is to force the Republicans to bend to the transgender agenda, which puts liberal men in our clubs,”
Patterson: Is the Fair Tax in Our Future?“
Critics of Donald Trump once counted tax evasion among his many faults. But it turned out that he wasn’t breaking any tax laws. He was simply utilizing the complex web of exemptions, deductions and other rules available to reduce his tax bill to near zero. It would be hard to imagine a worse tax system than our federal government’s. It is based on taxing economic productivity which in a free market system benefits us all. Politicians use taxation not only to generate revenue but to pursue a grab bag of policies ranging from welfare programs to “climate change”, home ownership and subsidization of state and local taxes.
The tax code is hopelessly complex and expensive to operate. Individuals and businesses spend around $37 billion and over 3 billion hours annually in tax compliance, up to 10 times as much as taxpayers in other wealthy countries.
Read more at The Prickly Pear.
Britschgi: ‘Free Speech Absolutist’ Elon Musk Threatens Anti-Defamation League With Defamation Lawsuit
‘Free speech absolutist’ Elon Musk is threatening to sue the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The group has allegedly tried to “kill” the social media platform X, formerly known as Twitter, with false accusations of antisemitism and advertiser boycotts, according to Musk. In a series of posts, the billionaire said that the ADL’s pressure campaign on advertisers to leave X over its content moderation policies was primarily responsible for a 60 percent drop in the site’s U.S. ad revenue. “If this continues, we will have no choice but to file a defamation suit against, ironically, the ‘Anti-Defamation’ League,” said Musk. “If they lose the defamation suit, we will insist that they drop [sic] the ‘anti’ part of their name.”
Uniyal: Israel: Netanyahu Vows to Stop Illegal Immigration, Reinforce Border Fence After Tel Aviv Riot
On Saturday, hundreds of migrants belonging to two opposing political factions from the north African country of Eritrea clashed with each other and attacked police trying to restore order. “This morning we discussed the massive infiltration of illegal workers from Africa.” the prime minister said Sunday, referring to talks with his cabinet ministers. “This is a tangible threat to the character and future of the State of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.” “We want harsh measures against the rioters, including the immediate deportation of those who took part,” Netanyahu added. He told the ministers to present measures “for the removal of all the other illegal infiltrators.”
Black: The Vicious Punishment of CJ Hopkins
American political satirist and humorist, CJ Hopkins, who has lived in Germany for 20 years, was criminally investigated in June and July of 2023 by the Berlin State Prosecutor (District Attorney) and has now been issued a “Penalty Order” or “Order of Punishment” for “disseminating propaganda, the intention of which is to further the aims of the former National Socialist organization (Nazis).” Hopkins has been found guilty without a trial and sentenced to a €3,600 fine (about 3,800 American dollars) or up to three years in jail. Hopkins is an American citizen with a permanent resident visa in Germany. The two tweets for which he is being charged appeared on the Internet in August 2022. The tweets include a picture of a mask, the one used on the cover of his latest book, with a very light depiction of a swastika on the mask. Hopkins’ essays in the book criticize and satirize covid policies and restrictions. The text accompanying the image reads, “The masks are ideological conformity symbols. That is all they are. That is all they have ever been. Stop acting like they have ever been anything else, or get used to wearing them.” The hashtag reads, “The masks are not a benign measure.” Hopkins wrote the tweets in German, and these are translations. The other tweet is a quote from Karl Lauterbach, Minister of Health of Germany, and reads, “The masks always send out a signal.” The image accompanying the tweets is the cover art from Hopkins’ latest book, The Rise of the New Normal Reich, which is a collection of Hopkins’ essays from 2020-2021.
Liberatore; Baby boy’s dark-brown eyes turn bright BLUE overnight after being given a COVID treatment
The unnamed infant from Thailand was given favipiravir, a treatment commonly used for influenza and Ebola, which was used as a Covid therapy in parts of Asia and Europe during the pandemic but was never approved in the US. Doctors in Bangkok who treated the infant said the antiviral drug released a fluorescent chemical that accumulated in the boy’s corneas. The boy’s eyes changed hue 18 hours after receiving the treatment but returned to their natural color five days after medication cessation.
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