Saturday, July 31, 2021

P&D Today

By Rich Kozlovich 

There's actually a huge amount of information I've posted this last week, so take some time and peruse Paradigms and Demographics as you will.  As for P&D Today, I've only listed My Commentaries this week, and I will be posting more articles on China the remainder of this week and next.  China, and all it's machinations, is probably the biggest, and most dangerous issue the world is facing, and in so many arenas.  All of which I will address. 

 Please enjoy!

Send in the Clowns

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As we've watched this farce being promoted by Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats in the House of Representatives over the January 6 issue, I couldn't help by think of Judy Collins singing Send in the Clowns.  Enjoy her presentation as you read some of lyrics below, which I cut short as that's where the song should have ended, at least for this presentation, because the clowns are there. 
 
Don't you love farce? My fault, I fear. I thought that you'd want what I want, sorry my dear, but where are the clowns, send in the clowns.  Don't bother, they're here.............

To start out let's get this exactly right.  Of all these hundreds of protestors which ones were charged with treason, insurrection or sedition?  None.  How many of those arrested were charged with carrying firearms?  None! Were they guilty of felonies or misdemeanors?  Misdemeanors!  However, we now know prosecutors were guilty of prosecutorial misconduct, of lying to judges, and some of the people charged weren't even there.  But worst of all were the judges who are party to this "shoddy corrupt travesty " of over charging, and turning misdemeanors into felonies. 
 
On July 29, 2021 Jeff M. Lewis published the article,  Irony, Absurdity, and Dishonesty – The Democrat Party’s Playbook saying:
 
Gobsmacking, as defined by a simple internet search:  Adjective, British, informal; utterly astonishing; astounding. “The hypocrisy of the man is gobsmacking”

It has been, at least for me, a gobsmacking couple of weeks. I have watched while the Democrat Party, its partisans in state-controlled media, and their ever-so-virtue-signaling but absurdly never-self-aware politicians have had just about everything they say and do “boomerang” on them and hit them square in the noggin. I cannot have been the only guy to have observed this spectacle and have been, well… gobsmacked. Please pardon me for the sarcasm inherent in the commentary, but the issues and actions presented are just over-ripe for it and are pristine targets for sarcasm and scorn.

He goes on to cite all the lunacy impacting the nation, but what he's outlined most assuredly fits this "absurd" January 6th commission organized by Pelosi and Company. 

Along with all the weeping and gnashing of teeth, we have A Capitol Police Officer who’s a BLM activist?  "You bet. He was one of Pelosi’s star witnesses, too."   Apparently this "giant of a man" was traumatized because he was called a nigger.  According to him that never happened before while in uniform.  Really? I find that incredible, given that as a cop he's dealing with trash who are sorely lacking in any moral sense, let alone any sense of racial sensitivity, and the term nigger is thrown about by blacks against other blacks constantly, and in D.C. most of the criminals he dealt with were going to be black based on demographics, and crime statistics.   

We do need to ask:  Is there evidence of a racial slur being thrown at him? No, and this isn't the first time this kind of charge has been thrown out by blacks.  

Widburg goes on to say:

"This reminds me strongly of the Tea Party protests in 2010 when Democrats claimed that Tea Party members yelled the N-word at members of the Congressional Black Caucus.  Again, this was an event that everyone and his uncle were recording.  However, even when the late, great Andrew Breitbart offered a $10,000 reward for anyone who could prove that Tea Partiers had hurled racist insults, no one came forward to claim the money.  It almost seemed as if the whole thing was a slanderous lie.  Dunn's statement has the same feel."

But it turns out this cop is a Black Lives Matters activist.  And he's a cop?  And his testimony is all these people who killed no one, stole nothing, looting nothing, didn't set anything on fire, was the "worst mob ever in the history of America", and they were racists.  And why were they racists.  Apparently to prove they were racists he has to show a racist act, ergo, he had to come up with a racist slur.  

It also turns out he "flat-out lied about fellow officer Brian Sicknick's death, claiming that protesters beat him to death.  According to the D.C. medical examiner, Sicknick died of a stroke"......And that's important why?  

"Calumniam mendacem facit suspicari omnes testimonio". It's a legal concept meaning, lying testimony makes all testimony suspect, and given his political views, all of his testimony is suspect, as Tucker Carlson noted:  

"Dunn will pretend to speak for the country's law enforcement community, but it turns out Dunn has very little in common with your average cop,” ........ “Dunn is an angry, left-wing political activist.”

Is he to be believed, or is he really just another angry left wing activist, or does he really represent the views of police officers nationwide, as is implied here? "
 
Well, the National Police Association slams Jan. 6 probe as dog and pony show,' with no intention of getting at the truth.

In an interview with Fox News on Wednesday, association spokeswoman Betsy Brantner Smith, a retired police sergeant who describes herself as a conservative, said Congress should hear from the thousands of police officers who were injured during the George Floyd riots last year.

 "Myself, like millions of Americans, sat there watching the testimony thinking, ‘Wait, where are the police officers who appeared – appeared – to let some of the protesters in?" she asked. "Where is the police officer who shot Ashli Babbitt? In fact, why aren’t we talking about Ashli Babbitt? I mean there’s so much more here.

Questions that Won't be Asked by the January 6 Commission -  
 
First, who shot Ashli Babbitt and why?  Perhaps she shouldn’t have been where she was and doing what she was doing, but she did not need to die.  The American citizen and Air Force veteran was unarmed.  Federal bureaucrats have kept the information on who shot Ashli from Babbitt’s husband, as well as from the American people, who have a right to know.  Why?
 
 Second, did congressional leaders and other elected representatives, or their staffs, instigate the storming of the Capitol?  The fact that the security profile at the Capitol that day was woefully inadequate and National Guard troops were doing other duty and then were later denied to Capitol Police begs this question. Also, the Big Show the Democrats made afterward, and are still making with the sham commission, shows consciousness of guilt; in other words, are they trying to cover something up?

Third, why have American citizens who have been accused of only relatively minor crimes, such as trespassing, been held in jail without trial for more than six months?  Why were they roughed up initially and kept in solitary confinement, as if they were political prisoners in Cuba?  Why are their civil rights being violated? Does this mean that our Department of Justice (DoJ) has been politicized and is corrupt?

Fourth, why are American citizens from many states who attended the peaceful rally before the storming of the Capitol, being hunted down and prosecuted by the FBI?  Examples include a couple in Homer, Alaska whom the FBI raided and a DEA agent who has been persecuted.  The First Amendment protects Americans from such government abuse of power, and the civil rights of many have been violated after the Jan. 6th event.  Has our government completely forgotten its place under the Democrats?

Fifth, speaking of the FBI, why were there so many FBI agents present in the crowd in the Capitol? Some have called that a “crazy conspiracy theory” but investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald says no, it’s what the FBI does.  Was the storming of the Capitol exploited by the FBI to entrap people? Did bureaucrats and elected officials collude with the FBI? Citizens see that the FBI has been politicized and corrupted; events since 2016 prove that. Perhaps the Jan. 6th storming of the Capitol was another of their machinations to destroy Trump and his supporters.

Sixth, was the October 2020 attempt to kidnap Michigan governor Gretchen Whitmer prior to the Jan. 6th event in D.C. a dry run for the storming of the capitol?  It has come out that it was an FBI setup meant to entrap individuals.  There is a suspicious parallel between the October event in Michigan and the January event in D.C.

Seventh, what role did RINOs who hate Trump play regarding the Jan. 6th storming of the Capitol?  Were they just political opportunists or did they have some deeper role with the intention of hurting their adversaries within their own party?  Have they participated in post-event persecution of Trump supporters by the federal government?  It seems unlikely that representatives Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger would throw their political careers away just because of Trump derangement.  However, we have seen that Trump derangement made many people do things that made no sense.

On  July 28, 2021 Andrea Widburg posted this piece, America had its first show trial on Tuesday and it was loathsome saying:

As sobbing congressmen and Capitol Police officers took turns talking about their psychic injuries, I was alternately embarrassed for them if they were really that weak and frightened of them if they were that sociopathic as a pathway to power. .........Some of the people at the Capitol were rowdy and violent. Most were not. ..........A Capitol Police officer murdered one of those unarmed citizens, but, unlike police officers who have been involved in the deaths of violent, drugged up men engaging in crimes, his name is still secret and his record cleared.

While Antifa and BLM got a pass for their violent behavior during 2020 (and in all other years, for that matter), the FBI has been hunting January 6 people down like dogs..........kept in inhumane conditions............ overcharged with felonies....... that they are forever deprived of their right to vote or carry arms........Capitol Police officers spoke, with one of them blatantly lying.....This hearing isn't about facts; it's about narrative.

Ron Paul posted this piece, Make No Mistake, the Jan. 6 Show Trials Threaten All of Us saying:
 
The recent felony conviction and eight month prison sentence of Jan. 6 protester Paul Hodgkins is an affront to any notion of justice. It is a political charge and a political verdict by a political court. Every American regardless of political persuasion should be terrified of a court system so beholden to politics instead of justice. Worse than this miscarriage of justice is the despicable attempt by the prosecutor in the case to label Hodgkins – who has no criminal record and was accused of no violent crime – a terrorist.......
  
A group of GOP Lawmakers are demanding to know if these protesters are being treated as political prisoners saying:

“We’ve asked for an opportunity to inspect the jails. Back when I was a felony judge, I would show up outside of jails or prisons because I needed to know what kind of treatment people got in there,” he said.  He said they have been asking for meetings for months with Attorney General Merrick Garland  “And yet we’ve been denied,” he said. “They want no oversight. They don’t want to give information. And yet, there are reports of people being held and demands for admission of guilt. And they have not been shown the evidence against them. They’ve not been shown the, uh, exonerating exculpatory evidence as required by law.”

The DOJ now is part of the leftist Stygian stables of subversiveness, and are dong everything they can to destroy anyone who oppose the left.  DOJ declines to back Mo Brooks's defense against Swalwell's riot lawsuit saying:
 
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday declined to back a Republican lawmaker's legal defense against a lawsuit accusing him of helping to foment the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. DOJ lawyers said in a court filing that they were declining to certify Rep. Mo Brooks's (R-Ala.) claim that he was acting within the scope of his official duties as a member of Congress when he delivered a speech to Trump supporters at the Jan. 6 "Stop the Steal" rally.
 
As for the media, they've been a disgrace playing fast and loose with the facts, even declaring "As hearings begin, Republicans side with the terrorists"........."insurrectionists...allies" and even calling one Republican "a saboteur".  What is a saboteur to these misfit writers on the left? Anyone "who challenges leftist hegemony"!

Friday, July 30, 2021

Gaining Depth on Gain of Function: Fauci flop

July 24, 2021 — Scott Johnson

We may as well try to close the loop on our efforts to understand the issue between Senator Rand Paul and the fallacious Dr. Fauci. Neil Cavuto gave Fauci the opportunity to respond to Josh Rogin’s Washington Post column taking up the issue (I excerpted it here) on his FOX News show yesterday.

Cavuto is a friendly interlocutor for Fauci. On Tuesday he judged Fauci “a good man, a good doctor.” He declared that “[Fauci] has been vilified to the point that you’d think he was Lex Luthor, and I don’t know how productive that is.”

Cavuto failed to press Fauci on any of the several subjects he covered in the course of the 16-minute segment. FOX News has posted the 16-minute video clip of the segment here. On the question of gain-of-function research, I find the evasiveness of Fauci’s response and the appeal to the character of everyone involved telling, but you be the judge. The clip below comes at 11:00 of the Cavuto segment...........To Read More.....

My Take - Somewhere along the line Cavuto lost it, along with a lot of others on Fox, and he's not getting it back apparently.

Minnesota Student Says Teacher Told Her to Hide ‘Equity Survey’ Questions From Parents

 

Sharia in the U.S. Judicial System?

U.S. Muslim federal judge Zahid Quraishi says he knows “nothing” about Sharia. Is it true? Does it matter?

The U.S. Senate’s recent confirmation of Zahid Quraishi as America’s first Muslim federal judge to a lifetime position on the District Court of New Jersey raises some concerning questions.

First and foremost, there is the question of his faith. Does it matter if Zahid Quraishi is a Muslim? The Left would, of course, maintain that raising the Muslim identity of Quraishi is racist, bigoted and “Islamophobic.” But those who understand the reality of Sharia – and the fact that Islam is not a race -- understand that this matter is more complicated than what might first meet the eye.

It may very well matter if Quraishi is not just a Muslim “by name” – or just a “secular Muslim” by birth heritage. Indeed, if, as an adult adherent to Islam, he devoutly recites the Shahada -- “There is no god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah” – then Quraishi’s Muslimness could matter very much. That’s because it could indicate whether or not Quraishi would ever uphold aspects of Sharia – Islamic law – in his legal rulings...........To Read More...

Thought For the Day

Corporations don’t make blacks attack whites. Greedy CEOs aren’t behind black anti-white hatred. “Capitalism” doesn’t make blacks and Hispanics more psychopathic and less intelligent, than whites.

My Take - But they sure support those who do. RK.

The Poorest 20% of Americans Are Richer on Average Than Most Nations of Europe

By James D. Agresti  August 26, 2019

A groundbreaking study by Just Facts has discovered that after accounting for all income, charity, and non-cash welfare benefits like subsidized housing and Food Stamps—the poorest 20% of Americans consume more goods and services than the national averages for all people in most affluent countries. This includes the majority of countries in the prestigious Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), including its European members. In other words, if the U.S. “poor” were a nation, it would be one of the world’s richest.

Notably, this study was reviewed by Dr. Henrique Schneider, professor of economics at Nordakademie University in Germany and the chief economist of the Swiss Federation of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises. After examining the source data and Just Facts’ methodology, he concluded: “This study is sound and conforms with academic standards. I personally think it provides valuable insight into poverty measures and adds considerably to this field of research.”..........To Read More...


Is Trump the Future of the Republican Party?

Fire your local Mitt Romney and replace him with someone who loves America and hates politics. 
By

People think of Trump Derangement Syndrome as mostly a phenomenon of the Left, and mostly unprecedented. It’s easy to get the impression that Donald Trump has taught the Left to hate as they have never hated, and that all previous Republican presidents were moderate by comparison and much more broadly acceptable to America. 

But the Left was just as vicious about George W. Bush in his day, and they hated him just as much. He was called a threat to world peace, a devotedly evil man, a stupid man, or all of these: To quote a 2004 Slate article, “he chose stupidity. Bush may look like a well-meaning dolt. On consideration, he’s something far more dangerous: a dedicated fool.” 

What is unusual about Trump is not that the Left hates him, but that a lot of the Right hates him, too. And by “a lot of the Right” I don’t refer to actual voters, who turned out for Trump in unprecedented numbers and with unprecedented enthusiasm. I mean the rightist establishment—journalists, intellectuals, and professional politicians. A large portion joined the Left in espousing that Trump was a blowhard, a bully, and not a team player. They warned us that his tweets were alienating people. And by “people,” they meant themselves. .............To Read More....

 

Trump was RIGHT! California will spend $500 MILLION this year to thin its 33 million acres of forests to lessen the chance of wildfires - after former president was laughed at in 2018 for suggesting raking the woodland floor

  • Groups of 12-person crews are combing the 33 million acres of California forests and cutting down trees to lessen the chance of wildfires  
  • During the 2020 California wildfires, 31 people died and another 37 suffered non-fatal injuries due to 9,639 fires spread across the Golden State
  • Former US President Donald Trump had blamed the Cali's ongoing and deadly wildfire problem on the state's failure to clear its forests of dead trees and debris
  • Trump ultimately ended up withholding government aid to California until they put the plan into practice, which recently began with cleanup crews statewide 
  • California will be using $500 million in government aid specifically to combat its deadly wildfire problem 
  • But Los Padres ForestWatch conservation director Bryant Baker warns that controlled burns threaten the native plant areas of SoCal’s national forests 

California is adopting former Donald Trump's plan to thin out the state's 33 million acres of forests with controlled burns and raking the woodland floor - after state officials essentially laughed off the former president's idea a few years ago.  Trump had suggested in 2018 that the Golden State start sweeping its forest floors of debris that often aids in the spread of wildfires. 

But by Aug. 2020, at the peak of the state's wildfire season, his suggestion became an ultimatum when he withheld wildfire financial aid on the basis of California's failure to clear its forests of dead trees, branches and leaves, Politico reported at the time..........To Read More....



Trump: Media ‘Now Admitting I Was Right About Everything They Lied About'

Former President Donald Trump said in a statement through his Save America PAC that the corporate media has admitted he “was right about everything they lied about before the election.”

“Have you noticed that they are now admitting I was right about everything they lied about before the election?” Trump stated in his press release.

Trump’s statement Saturday included a list of things he claimed he’s been proven right about, including that “The Virus came from a Chinese lab,” “Hunter Biden’s laptop was real,” and “Lafayette Square was not cleared for a photo op,” among other claims.

Here’s the complete list from the former president’s statement:

  • Hydroxychloroquine works
  • The Virus came from a Chinese lab
  • Hunter Biden’s laptop was real
  • Lafayette Square was not cleared for a photo op
  • The “Russian Bounties” story was fake
  • We did produce vaccines before the end of 2020, in record time
  • Blue state lockdowns didn’t work
  • Schools should be opened
  • Critical Race Theory is a disaster for our schools and our Country
  • Our Southern Border security program was unprecedentedly successful

Recently, many of the narratives pushed by corporate media that plagued Trump during his term have come into question. The theory that COVID-19 was the result of a leak from a lab in Wuhan has gained traction in the media after many months of being initially rejected, especially during the Trump administration.  

(RELATED: Eight Anti-Trump Narratives The Media Finally Had To Admit Were False All Along)

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Federal judge rules Christian web designer has 'monopoly' over her own creativity, must give equal access to LGBT customers

We no longer have justice or civil rights all too often also.  This particular ruling is beyond insane.

Chris Pandolfo July 27, 2021

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit on Monday said a Christian web designer who lives in Colorado must create websites that she says violate her religious beliefs.  In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court said 303 Creative founder Lorie Smith must design graphics and websites that "celebrate same-sex marriages" because Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act "permissibly compels" her to do so if she also is going to create websites that celebrate heterosexual marriages.

"The government should never force creative professionals to promote a message or cause with which they disagree. That is quintessential free speech and artistic freedom," said John Bursch, an attorney with the Alliance Defending Freedom who is representing Smith in her lawsuit against the Colorado law.

Colorado's Anti-Discrimination Act prohibits any business that offers public services from denying an individual or group goods or services on the basis of sexual orientation or any other of several protected classes of identity covered by the law. It is the same law used by the Colorado Civil Rights Division to fine Masterpiece Cake Shop owner Jack Phillips, who has refused to bake cakes celebrating same-sex marriage or a transgender person's sex-reassignment surgery............To Read More....


Why Democrats Don’t Care About Crime

By Paul Krause

American cities are reeling from increased crime ranging from burglary and arson to murder. Americans, rightly, are concerned -- except for Democrat officials. San Francisco, a bastion of progressive stupidity, is among the hardest-hit cities -- yet the San Francisco lunatics who run the city claim anyone concerned with rising crime is a white supremacist. This is common among the Democrat intelligentsia and leadership.

To understand why Democrats don’t care about crime, we must turn to two prophets of the new anti-American ideology. Antonio Gramsci and Michel Foucault are essential to understand to enter the deluded mind of the modern progressive and why they are happy to let American cities burn rather than confront crime and stop the desecration of America’s once iconic cities.

Antonio Gramsci authored his famous treatise while imprisoned in Italy under Mussolini’s government. Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks offered an explanation for why the proletariat revolution failed in the West and laid out a new roadmap for revolutionary success in the future. According to Gramsci, the revolution failed by the revolutionaries didn’t have cultural-institutional power............To Read More...

Complicit’: Meet the 18 Republicans Who Sold Out on Radical Democrat ‘Infrastructure’ Plan Without Reading Bill

Sean Moran

Eighteen Senate Republicans sold out to Senate Democrats, with 17 of them voting Wednesday night to advance a $1.2 trillion Democrat “infrastructure” bill and another signaling he would.

The Senate voted to invoke cloture, or advance, H.R. 3684, the legislative vehicle for the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill. The vote featured Republican and Democrat support for the bill. The Senate voted 67-32 to invoke cloture on the bill, with seventeen Republicans in favor of invoking cloture on the bill.

All of them voted for this procedural vote without reading the bill—because it would have been impossible for them to read a bill that does not yet exist. The bill has still not been written despite months of negotiations.

The Senate Republicans who voted for the Democrat $1.2 trillion bill include:.........To Read More....

For COVID Vaccine Hesitaters, The CDC Just Gave You Another Reason NOT to Get the Shot

Matt Vespa Matt Vespa Jul 28, 2021 
 
I’ll repeat that I got COVID, recovered from it, and still got the vaccine when it became available. They’re safe. They work. It was my choice. Some folks are different. Others did not get jabbed for whatever reason. That’s fine. This is America. And with the experts flopping all over the place while also being caught lying, colluding with teachers’ unions to keep schools closed, and outright peddling science fiction—I don’t blame those who are hesitant. 
 
As we’ve noted before, vaccination from anything was always a controversial topic. Parenting is a can of worms that politicians would normally avoid. Nothing is more dangerous to a political career than a large bloc of angry parents in the suburbs. So, let’s stop acting like vaccine hesitancy is a new phenomenon in the same way how vaccines are not 100 percent effective, though these offer great protection against severe illness and death, and how viruses mutate. There will be variants..........To Read More.....
 
My Take - For the record, I'm 75, so I'm at the top of the list of those who're supposed to be most susceptible. I'm not vaccinated, and  I'm not going to get vaccinated.  It's not that I'm against vaccinations, in fact I'm a big supporter of vaccinations, and have gotten a lot of vaccinations throughout the course of my life.   
 
However, I understand this virus is like all these viruses, it's here forever and in this case it isn't nearly as deadly or contagious as their claim. 
 
The number of people who've actually gotten it is small, the number who've died is really small, the numbers of those testing positive is meaningless since if they tested everyone in the nation for all the viruses we've contracted in the last 50  years everyone would test positive for many of them.
 
This virus has to run it's course, and it will, every year from now until the end of the world,  It will be with us forever, and just like seasonal flu, people will get sickened and people will die, every years.  That's now the real "new reality" that's the "old reality" we've all lived with for all of my life.   
 
Furthermore, I don't care what people think, especially the talking heads in the media and government, because this hysteria has made America mentally and emotionally impotent, and physically compliant and docile to government abuse.
 
The fact is this virus is nothing more than a hysteria generator for leftist tyranny.  Get over it. 
 

New Study Finds East And West Antarctica Have Profoundly Cooled By -2.8°C And -1.68°C Since 1979

By Kenneth Richard on 26. July 2021

From 1979-2018 East Antarctica cooled -0.70°C/decade (-2.8°C), West Antarctica cooled -0.42°C/decade (-1.68°C), but the Antarctic Peninsula warmed 0.18°C/decade (0.72°C). Thus, as a whole, the Antarctic continent has cooled by about -1.5°C to -2°C during the same period CO2 rose from 337 to 410 ppm.

Zhu et al., 2021

“The temperature trend from ERA5 is consistent with that from observations, in which a cooling trend dominates East Antarctica and West Antarctica, while a warming trend exists in the Antarctic Peninsula except during austral summer.”

“The trends in ERA reanalyses and observations are all negative in East Antarctica in all annual and seasons, and the fastest cooling trend appears in MAM, and the cooling rate of this season is more than 1 °C per decade. In West Antarctica, the ERA5 trends are similar to observation trends, whereas there is a difference between ERA5 trends and ERA-Interim in SON, as reflected in a warming trend in ERA-Interim while a cooling trend is observed in ERA5. ERA5 exhibits a significant cooling trend in annual data, MAM, and JJA, and the trends from ERA-Interim always fail to pass the significance test.”

“It is also worth mentioning that the ERA5 shows a faster cooling rate than ERA-Interim and observations in West Antarctica. Over the Antarctic Peninsula, trends of annual and seasonal temperature means in ERA reanalyses and observations are not significant. ERA5 presents a warming trend with the exception of DJF, as is the case for ERA-Interim and station records.............To Read More....

Police Union V.P.: Criminals ‘Stealing Everything that’s Not Nailed Down’ Because We’ve Said We Won’t Prosecute Them

  By Craig Bannister | July 28, 2021

“It just seems that another day passes and another crime is committed,” Fraternal Order of Police V.P. Joe Gamaldi said Wednesday, commenting on the Woke, anti-police policies of today’s liberal politicians.  In a Fox & Friends First interview, Gamaldi cited the example of California, where crime surged after district attorneys publicly announced that they will no longer prosecute thefts of less than $950:........To Read More.....

Sen. Cotton to Coca-Cola: 'You're Sponsoring the Genocide Olympics' in Communist China 2022

By Michael W. Chapman | July 28, 2021

In a scene reminiscent of U.S. corporations that operated in Nazi Germany, Coca-Cola's global vice president for human rights, Paul Lalli, would not say whether Communist China is committing genocide, although our own government has publicly stated that China is committing this horrendous crime against the Uyghur Chinese. 

At a hearing on Tuesday about corporate sponsorship of the 2022 Beijing Olympics, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) criticized Lalli's obfuscation in answering by stating, "I think the answer is you’re afraid of the Chinese Communist Party. You’re afraid of what they will do to your company.........Somehow, politicians don’t understand how their policies are destroying American cities, Gamaldi said:.......To Read More......

My Take -  Yes, actually, they do understand they're destroying American cities, as this is a part of the leftist dream of destroying America.  As for those who vote for and support them, they're either ill informed, misinformed, and to a large extent willingly so, or they're insane, since we already know leftism is a corrupt, morally degenerate, misanthropic dystopic machine of human misery. 

 

Climate ‘Scare Story’ Began With Far-Left Ideology: Greenpeace Co-Founder

Patrick Moore talks about why he left Greenpeace and why the the push for net-zero emissions is an unattainable goal 

By Isaac Teo July 27, 2021 @ Epoch Times

Patrick Moore was only 24 when he co-founded Greenpeace in the early 1970s. He soon became the driving force behind the environmental activist group’s many influential campaigns, such as to stop nuclear testing, protect endangered whales, and prevent toxic dumping.

“It began in 1971 with the first voyage to stop U.S. hydrogen bomb testing in Alaska, which we did,” Moore told The Epoch Times. “And then we went after France’s atmospheric nuclear testing in the South Pacific.”

Greenpeace would go on to launch its “Save the Whales” campaign in 1975, followed in 1976 by a campaign to end the killing of baby seals for their fur, and later that decade a campaign to end toxic dumping in rivers by factories in Europe.

But as Greenpeace gained influence, Moore says he started to see it getting hijacked by what he characterizes as people with political ideology from the left.

“None of us in the original group was there to make money. We were all volunteers,” he said.  “But the ultra-leftists took over my organization when they realized there was a lot of money and power to be had there.”

He said it was during the “Save The Whales” campaign that people started donating money to Greenpeace in larger numbers, and that was when the group started getting a bank account and renting an office.

“So as time went on into the late 1970s, Greenpeace turned into a kind of business,” he said. “Pretty soon it actually became a business where fundraising started to become more and more important.”

By the time Moore left in 1986 after being with the organization for 15 years, “fundraising had now become the most important priority, and they would go ahead with a campaign for which there was no scientific basis,” he said.

He left Greenpeace due to “philosophical and political” reasons, he said, after having served as director, president, and international director.

“Greenpeace had started out with a strong humanitarian orientation, as well as a belief in saving the environment,” he said. “‘Green’ is for the environment, ‘peace’ is for the people not to be killed by nuclear war, among other things, or pollution.”

Over time, “peace” was gradually dropped, and Greenpeace, along with the rest of the environmental movement, drifted into a belief that sees the “human species as the enemy of nature, the enemy of the Earth,” Moore said. 

Emphasis on Fundraising Over Science ..........

The Importance of Carbon Dioxide.........

Net-Zero a Political Goal’...........To Read More.... @ Epoch Times

What is American Wokeness Really About?

Victor Davis Hanson Jul 29, 2021

Most Americans were as indifferent to the U.S. women's soccer team's recent loss to Sweden in the Olympics as they were excited about the team's World Cup win in 2019. In between was the team's nonstop politicking, from whining about compensation to virtue-signaling their disrespect for the United States. The celebrity face of the team, perennial scold Megan Rapinoe, is going the way of teenage grouch Greta Thunberg, becoming more pinched the more she is tuned out.

Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Marie Khan-Cullors Brignac used her corporate grifting to buy four homes. The one she bought in California's Topanga Canyon is surrounded by a new $35,000 security fence.

Critical race theory guru Ibram X. Kendi offers virtual, one-hour workshops for $20,000 a pop. He is franchising woke re-education kits -- in between bouts of damning capitalism as a catalyst of racism.

The woke movement is a slicker, more sophisticated and far more grandiose version of Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson's shakedowns of the 1990s. Those, at least, were far more honest in leveraging cash with charges of racism -- and came without the academic gobbledygook of critical race theory.........

How many times will disingenuous Dr. Anthony Fauci swear that he never sent federal money to the Wuhan virology lab for gain-of-function research, or blame his critics for pointing out his gyrating advice on masks, or offer yet another noble lie on herd immunity?..............Wokeness is many things. But increasingly it seems a cover for careerism, profiteering and utter incompetence.....  .To Read More.... @ Townhall.com

 

Imagine If They Hadn’t Lied To Us For The Last 18 Months

Kurt  Schlichter Kurt Schlichter Jul 29, 2021

Everybody wrap something around your face again even though they said you wouldn’t need to if you got vaxxed! But they didn’t lie – no, apparently a bunch of people – and not just those evil white nationalist-Christian-gun-Jesus-flag people – are refusing to get the vaccine, and the reason is that they are moral defectives somehow in thrall to Tucker Carlson’s Svengali-like powers of persuasion. You see, the people who won’t get it are stupid people who hate science because they refuse to trust the people who have spent the last year-and-a-half lying to them.

I don’t blame those folks a bit. 

Let’s try a thought experiment. Let’s imagine our ruling class was not as utterly corrupt, dishonest, incompetent and downright stupid as it manifestly is. I know that’s hard, but go with me.

This weird new virus appears and starts spreading. Instead of leveraging it to take down Trump, the Democrats appear with the Republican president and GOP leadership to announce they are working together to solve the problem. Imagine that instead of shaming people, first about wearing masks, then about not wearing masks, then about not wearing two masks, then no masks, then masks again, they went with transparency. ........ they want unlimited power. Look at their arbitrary emergency rules and regulations. You could go to a strip club but not a church..........Our establishment limited our ability to speak about something true. Think about that. And they want to do it again.............

 The establishment has squandered its credibility, which is why its demand that everyone take the shot is getting shriller and the attempts to force people more punitive. Imagine if they had been honest from the beginning. Imagine if they had been held accountable. But to do that, you have to imagine having a ruling class that doesn’t suck. And that’s more imagination than anyone can muster.........To Read More...

 

How the Left Has Used COVID-19 to Bankrupt the United States

Stephen Moore Stephen Moore Jul 29, 2021

I have never bought the conspiracy theories that COVID-19 was a diabolical political plot to undermine the country. But what is apparent with each passing week is that the virus has been the springboard for the left's agenda to transform America in a way that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Michael Moore or Rachel Maddow could have never imagined.

Without COVID-19, President Joe Biden would never have been elected, of course. So, for the left, the virus defeated former President Donald Trump. COVID-19 is now the gateway to the left's utopian agenda of multitrillion-dollar climate policies, hyper-regulation of the economy, the rebirth of the welfare state and a radical redistribution of income.

Under Trump policies, we had one of the most robust financial and economic expansions on record, especially regarding minority advancement and historic reductions in poverty. The entitlement state was in retreat as income growth and record job openings pushed millions of people out of the welfare state into work. If the left truly cared about the plight of the poor, they would have celebrated. Instead, the results showing tax cuts, deregulation and laissez-faire policies work made liberals miserable.

COVID-19 made the rebirth of big government possible. Last year, with Trump still in the White House, Congress spent $6 trillion, much of it (such as the $600 a week bonus unemployment benefits) wastefully and ineffectively. But it was emergency spending.

The National Bureau of Economic Research recently declared the recession ended in April of 2020, and the recovery has been accelerating thanks to the vaccine.  We would be aggressively cutting government spending in a rational world, as we did after victories in World War II and the Cold War.

Instead, the left has leveraged COVID-19 fears to call for a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill on top of the $1.9 trillion spent in March on welfare programs and now $4.1 trillion in public works programs; labor union protections; green new deal subsidies; Medicare and Medicaid and food stamps expansions; and bailouts of Amtrak, urban transit and schools. The public schools in many blue states were shut down for a year, yet taxpayers have to give the teachers unions $100 billion. Explain that one.................To Read More.....

Dan Crenshaw Tweets Stunning Revelation on New CDC Mask Guidelines

Rebecca Downs Rebecca Downs Jul 28, 2021

 On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a new mask guideline for students, teachers, and staff in K-12 to wear masks regardless of vaccination status, as well as in certain indoor settings, again, also regardless of vaccination status. The move was met with swift criticism, especially and including from former President Donald Trump. Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX), though, takes issue with the data used to justify the new guidelines.......To Read More....

It's The Hysteria Virus Stupid!

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I watch these "prominent" characters spouting off nonsense, and invariably they do what all leftist do when confronted with resistance, or more importantly facts. Here are two such incidents:

Geraldo Rivera Blows His Top During Vaccine Debate On 'The Five': 'Arrogant, Selfish, Reckless Act' -  A discussion about vaccine hesitancy went off the rails Wednesday on "The Five" when Fox News contributor Geraldo Rivera called refusal to take the coronavirus vaccine "an arrogant, selfish, reckless act."  "I think less of people who are not vaccinated," Geraldo declared. "I think that it is an arrogant, selfish, reckless act. I have five grandchildren, all under the age of 12, who are susceptible to someone sneezing on them. I think it is absolutely so selfish, that it is appalling. Sometimes government has to tell, not ask. The government has to tell right now. I want people to have to show, when I go to the bar I want to know everybody is vaccinated. Or have the test. Here is my negative test, here it is, and every week ..."
 
Unfortunately for Geraldo's position more an more evidence is being presented that there are issues with these vaccines, and make no mistake about it, I'm a strong believer in the value of vaccinations.  I was recipient of the Salk polio vaccine when I was a kid, and they were three painful shots. 
 
But this isn't polio, it's a virus, like the flu, and in spite of all the hysteria, the vast majority of the world's population is immune, furthermore, herd immunity, which has been reported to be 700 times more effective than vaccinations.  It also turns out the most vaccinated areas are now those where there are the most cases. 

Then we have:

Speaker Pelosi: Leader McCarfthy is 'Such a Moron' Over Opposing Mask Mandate - The issue of mask guidelines and mandates has become such a hot-button issue that one member of leadership is calling one another names over differing opinions as if this were junior high or high school and not the U.S. House of Representatives.  On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) issued new guidelines about masks when it comes to K-12 teachers, staff, and students wearing masks, regardless of vaccination status. Guidelines also say for certain areas that even those who are vaccinated should wear masks indoors. ............

So, let's try and get this right once and for all.  Masks don't work, social distancing doesn't work and lockdowns don't work.  Please review my files dealing with

If you eliminated all the misinformation and logical fallacies from Pelosi's and Geraldo's comments, all we would hear is silence.  

Now, I think it might be interesting to view My Rules, numbers 50,51, 52, 53 and 54, as I think they really do apply with all the clabber and hysteria people like Geraldo and Pelosi spout on  about.

50. Nothing will make a person more miserable than convincing them that everything they believe in is stupid. No effort will generate more anger. 

 51. People hate information. It interferes with a good time and may require changes or effort. Worse yet it makes them responsible.

 52. It is impossible to explain anything to people who are so ignorant that they don’t even know they're ignorant. Worse yet, they think they have all the answers when they don’t even know the questions. In order to teach them the truth you have to first teach them what is inaccurate. Since they like being ignorant you are spitting into the wind. Of course they must defend their level of ignorance by attacking you personally and then become ignorant and stupid. If there is a crowd they will resort to consensus stupidity and do it with great glee. 

53. In my youth I used to think that if you explained something properly everyone would see the logic of what you were saying and come to the same conclusions that you came to. As I grow older I have come to realize that kind of thinking leaves out an important reality. All you are doing is trying to convince them that everything they believe is wrong, which is bound to get an emotional response, since they already know that they possess the moral high ground. An argument in opposition to their position based on facts and logic only gets you labeled as someone who is a stupid opinionated jerk who is out of step with the latest philosophical flavor of the day commonly known as conventional wisdom. 

The amount of time spent trying to present a logical argument (worse yet if you have a lot of facts to support your position) to anyone with this level of moral superiority is an effort in futility. Especially when that position is fortified by an inordinate level of ignorance. Save yourself from all that frustration and remember the Biblical admonition about not throwing “your pearls before swine.” 

54. In the long run the inability to put together facts and logic in some understandable order will not be offset by attacking the motives and character of someone who disagrees with you. That is a short term tactic that will eventually backfire on you. The other part of this that amazes me is when all else is lost, they abandon any illusion of argumentation and just attack you personally. None of which has anything to do with what is being discussed. If you do this with a liberal, he will blow his stack and scream invectives and personally insult you, which seems to be the most effective way of shutting out intelligent discussion.

DOJ fires warning shot against 'unusual' post-election ballot reviews

By Josh Gerstein, Zach Montellaro POLITICO July 29, 2021 

The Justice Department on Wednesday issued another warning aimed at states conducting or considering audits of ballots tallied in last year's election, reminding election authorities that allowing ballots to be mishandled can violate federal law.

While the Biden administration "guidance" document carries no formal legal weight and may not strike fear into local officials, the Justice Department used the release of the legal analysis to press their campaign of saber-rattling against Republican-led audits of the 2020 vote in Arizona and other states, as well as voting changes many GOP-controlled states are pursuing as part of purported anti-fraud efforts.

"Jurisdictions have to be careful not to let those ballots be defaced or mutilated or lost or destroyed as part of an audit," said a Justice Department official who briefed reporters on condition of anonymity. "This document puts down a marker that says the Justice Department is concerned about this.".............Continue Reading..... 

Larry Klayman: More absolute proof the Biden-Harris DOJ-FBI under AG Garland and FBI Director Wray is a political and corrupt cesspool!

 

FBI breached rights of Beverly Hills safe deposit box holders: Judge

By Los Angeles Times KTLA July 28, 2021 

Federal authorities have suffered two new court setbacks in their attempt to confiscate tens of millions of dollars seized from Beverly Hills safe deposit boxes that the government was legally barred from searching.  

U.S. District Judge R. Gary Klausner, in rulings issued Friday, rejected prosecutors' rationale for keeping the cash that two people stored in the boxes they rented at the U.S. Private Vaults store on West Olympic Boulevard.

The FBI is trying to confiscate about $86 million in cash and millions more in jewelry and other valuables that agents found in about 369 boxes, based on unspecified allegations of criminal wrongdoing conducted by the box holders. The warrants authorizing the March raid of the store prohibited the government from searching whatever was inside roughly 800 boxes that contained valuables, because the FBI did not show that it had probable cause to believe that evidence of crimes would be found in each one.

In the case of one box holder who sued the government under a pseudonym to recover more than $914,000 in cash that was seized, Klausner rejected prosecutors’ request to dismiss the case, saying the government had “made no showing that there is anything illicit” about the person’s money...........Continue Reading.....

Beyond Bretton Woods -- A New Series in the Sun

Editorial of The New York Sun July 29, 2021

The New York Sun launches, with Judy Shelton's op-ed this evening, a series on the 50th anniversary of the collapse of the monetary system that had been established at Bretton Woods at the end of World War II. That system, centered on America's promise to redeem dollars presented to it by foreign governments at a 35th of an ounce of gold, was far from perfect. Yet its collapse, in the summer of 1971, opened up a new and far more dangerous moment -- the era of fiat money. 

We regard the drama of money without a definition in specie as among the most newsworthy stories of our time. This is not a view widely shared among the bien-pensant economists and politicians. It turns out that inflation has a vast constituency of those who count as a virtue fiat money’s ability to enable the expansion of government and the funding of the socialist state. All the more compelling is the current crisis. 

Our own introduction to this story began at a newspaper called the Berkshire Courier, in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, where we landed in the summer of 1965. One of our tasks was to operate the stapling machine in the job printing shop, where we bound the newsletter of one of the heroes of the struggle for honest money, Colonel E.C. Harwood of the American Institute for Economic Research. We became an avid reader. .........Continue Reading

Report: ICE Agents Told Not to Arrest, Deport Illegal Alien Sex Offenders

7/29/2021

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have reportedly been ordered not to arrest and deport certain illegal alien sex offenders.

During a Senate hearing with DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, Missouri GOP Sen. Josh Hawley detailed two cases where ICE agents said they were told by top Department of Homeland Security officials not to arrest and deport convicted illegal alien sex offenders.

“‘It’s absolutely not true that ICE officers have been told not to arrest people,’ that’s what you said earlier today. That astounds me … ICE officers have asked me to ask you about the instructions your guidance has given them not to arrest individuals,” Hawley said.......To Read More.....

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Chinese Communist Party Influence in our Universities Must Stop

by Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris | Jul 27, 2021 | Climate Change, Education, Feature 3, World

Imagine if your primary opponent in the world, a country which regularly steals high tech military, industrial and medical secrets from you, were able to influence research in your universities to their benefit. Unless you had a national death wish, you would be crazy to allow this to happen. Yet this is precisely what is occurring across America right now.

China is actively undermining Americas economic and national security by funneling billions of dollars into elite universities such as Harvard, Yale, and Cornell to stoke the fraud of human-caused climate change, one of the Chinese Communist Party’s chief weapons against the United States of America. This is not mere speculation. The U.S. Department of Education has discovered evidence that its happening.

The Department of Education recently began enforcing a law that had been ignored for decades requiring universities to disclose foreign contributions that exceed $250 thousand dollars. The Clean Energy alliance.com reported in a five-minute video that investigators discovered that ten universities including Harvard, Yale, and Georgetown, have accepted large quantities of cash without disclosing the funding to the feds. When the Education Department told the universities they had better come clean, disclosures of a whopping $6.5 billion came flooding in.

This came on the heels of the chairman of Harvards Chemistry and Chemical Biology Department being indicted for lying to the Defense Department about his involvement with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

Most of the $6.5 billion in undeclared university funding came from China, but also some from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Iran, and other nations that the Department says are… “seeking to project soft power, ‘ steal sensitive and proprietary research and development data and other intellectual property, and spread propaganda benefitting foreign governments.”

Most of the university research aims to convince people that climate change is human-caused and that there will be catastrophic outcomes. The more dire the threat, the more attention and funding researchers receive. China, and other non-free nations, love the hype as Western nations are spending hundreds of billions of dollars to lower their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, while the CCP nods in agreement and keeps building cheap coal-fired power plants that dramatically increase emissions. And this is all authorized under the United Nations’ corrupt Paris Agreement that, while holding America and other developed nations to CO2 emission reductions, allows developing countries to emit as much as they want for as long as they want.

One example of how the CCP used universities to promote climate alarmism, was research   claiming climate change was going to increase the cost of beer, a serious concern for many average Americans. The study was funded by eight Chinese organizations and conducted by Chinese researchers operating out of U.S. universities.

It makes perfect sense that the Chinese Communists are manipulating fears of a climate catastrophe to its advantage. The CCP want the U.S. and other nations to pass laws making energy and manufacturing more expensive while they expand their economy, take our industries and our jobs and do so with little regard for the environment or human rights. No one should be surprised by this. It is a strategic geo-political tool used by China and other nations that want to weaken America, and the freedoms we enjoy.

China is a threat to the United States in many ways. The current administration has ties to China and is willing to see Chinese power increase in order to bring the U.S. to its knees and become a socialist/communist nation that these folks can more easily control. The national pole that will be taken in November 2022 will tell if they can be successful. We call it the mid-term elections when every House member is up for election again. In our minds, the administration will lose the majority of those elections, perhaps in a landslide.

They had better. Otherwise, it won’t be long before China will employ millions of Americans and dominate some small communities as a result of their acquisition of US businesses, such as they did recently with Smithfield Foods that has facilities in 26 States. Smithfield owns 460 farms, now all controlled by China, and has contracts with 2,100 others. A Chinese company also owns AMC movies and entertainment for which they paid 2.6 billion. In addition, Chinese companies are building manufacturing plants in America such as Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube company spending $100 million in Alabama. Others are becoming major suppliers to the auto industry in Detroit. The Chinese have also bought coal mines in Tennessee, for example $616 million to purchase Triple H Coal Company in Jacksboro.

When we total up all imports and exports in the world, China becomes clearly the number one trading nation. Their automobile production now exceeds ours as does their steel production, and as most know, wind turbines and solar cell production. The latter are of no value to real energy production, of course, but pushing them on the US increases our cost of electricity and so, again, benefits China.

China’s impact on the rest of the world has been much greater. They have loaned vast quantities of money to developing countries around the world to build projects advancing their standard of living. But when the debt and interest come due and can’t be paid, China is taking control of great portions of these countries and their resources.

There is no doubt that the Biden administration has cleared the path for China, but all the news is not bad. The CCP will continue having a problem containing a population recognizing that their lives are being controlled to the nth degree.  They are also getting very old. By 2040 it is expected that 21% of the population will be over 65 and its retirement age remains 60 for men. Aldo, less than 65% of workers are covered by retirement benefits and that share drops to 35% for urban migrants. That is many mouths to feed in old age.

There are other problems in that China’s coastal cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou have already caught up with the wealthy countries of east Asia in terms of productivity and purchasing power, therefore sustained growth will depend on improvements in China’s poor inland agricultural areas. Not an easy feat.

The CCP also spends a lot of time and money showing off strengths with apparently little chance of doing more than show. This includes their military operations which scare many but need not. They really have nothing to gain by attacking anyone outside of their borders and much to lose in their effort to gain prestige as a world power. Their war-like threats to Taiwan, which they continue to claim, is really part of China, is a case in point. The Communist Chinese openly practice major amphibious landings that would be required for a successful attack on Taiwan. Our friend Richard Kozlovich, a serious student of Chinese history, offers five reasons why a CCP attack on Taiwan will not likely occur:

1 - the CCP must know their losses would be massive in both personnel and equipment were they to attempt a landing as Taiwan’s substantial military would devastate a landing force.

2 - they have to know that even the Biden administration, as incompetent as they are, would have to jump in to save Taiwan. Even if it just involved U.S. air power, it would overcome Chinese air power, as well as their marine landing force and any ships they might employ. U.S. Naval aviators remain the finest in the world. That’s why they’re called Top Guns.

3 – the CCP know that, if they launch a landing and are repelled, their military credibility throughout all of S.E. Asia will tumble like a house of cards. They cannot afford this since they are attempting to impose economic hegemony throughout the area via military intimidation.

4 - such an action would trigger economic retaliation from many countries, something the CCP can ill afford as China is already in a weak economic position due to the cost of their huge military buildup. And remember, it was the USSR’s desperate attempt to match U.S. advancements in President Ronald Regan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (mistakenly labeled Star Wars by the pro-Soviet mainstream media) that was a major factor bankrupting the USSR and leading to their downfall. Everything China does militarily is intended to make them look bigger than they are.

5- the Taiwan-style landings they’re practicing and exhibiting is just a big show comparing not at all to what was required for our Marines to land at Normandy in World War II.

It is likely that China will continue to gain advantage over the U.S. for the remainder of the Biden administration, but when the Democrats lose control of the House of Representatives in November 2022 the damage Biden can do will thankfully be significantly reduced. However, in the meantime, we need to boycott Chinese products as much as possible and push our politicians to stand up to the 21st century’s ‘evil empire’ with all their might.