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‘Anarchist’ Middle School Teacher Admits He Wants to ‘Burn Down the Entire System’

By Project Veritas

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Project Veritas released a new video from its #SecretCurriculum series today exposing an Eighth Grade English Teacher who admits to indoctrinating children against the parents’ will with the end goal of overthrowing the American system of government.

Tyler Wrynn, who is employed by Will Rogers Middle School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, told a Veritas journalist that he fears losing his job as an educator because it could get in the way of his ideological plans for the country.

Here are some of the highlights from today’s video:

  • Tyler Wrynn, Will Rogers Middle School English Teacher: “I am an anarchist.”
  • Wrynn: “So, I have a rather large TikTok following. I’m an authority figure. So, I [publish] a Christmas message of, ‘Hey, if your parents don’t love and support you for who you are this Christmas, f**k them. I’m your parents now. I love you. Drink some water. I’m proud of you.’”
  • Wrynn: “The only thing that’s a problem here [in Oklahoma] is that House Bill 1775 or something. I can get my license revoked for it, for being too woke…Trust me, I want to burn down the entire system.”
  • Wrynn: “Eventually, you want to remove Christianity — or religion [as a whole] — from progressive thought, because religion is inherently hierarchical.”
  • Wrynn: “If I speak about religion in the classroom I can get it [teaching license] revoked, yes. But I don’t.”

You can watch the video HERE.

This educator had been previously exposed by Libs of Tik Tok, who reposted and called attention to a video where Wrynn insulted his students’ parents that refuse to conform to transgender ideology.


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Abolish the Family, Enslave the People

By SPIDER & THE FLY The False Allure of Communism

Marxists Want To Abolish Family

The international tribunal investigating the communist Khmer Rouge wrapped up its work after 16 years having convicted three people in connection with the slaughter of 1.7 million Cambodians to build the perfect communist society.

  • Nothing quite says ‘socialism cares about the masses’ more than killing people who wear eyeglasses and getting 12-year-olds to machine-gun their parents
  • The Khmer Rouge were not ‘tyrants’.   They were messianic – they wanted a perfect society and were willing to kill a third of their population to get it
  • “ …  the Khmer Rouge tortured and killed people by hitting their head with a hoe, or hurling the children on to tree trunks to not waste their bullets. But to me, the majority of the people in those days died of starvation,” he says…. Twice a day, a small tin of rice would be split between 10 people. A lot of people ate leaves, rats, insects or snakes to stay alive.
  • yet another socialist-engineered famine (the Holodomor, Great Leap Forward, etc.)

Venezuela defends the indefensible, rejects U.N. human rights report detailing Maduro regime’s torture and possible crimes against humanity

  • Arbitrary detention, electric shock, asphyxiation – this is real socialism, the self-proclaimed Socialism of the 21st Century

In Venezuela, orders to brutal security service to silence dissent come from the very top

Years of burrowing in Queens pays off for socialists; now hold local, state, and federal offices

  • Hey socialists!  What good is ‘economic equality’ if you can’t speak your mind and you get imprisoned if you do?  And don’t give me that ‘democratic socialism’ nonsense.  It’s a unicorn.  It’s never existed and never will.  You can see how authoritarian the American Left is becoming – censoring people, persecuting political enemies, etc. – and we still live in a constitutional Republic.  And these are the people you’re counting on to usher in ‘democratic socialism’?  Hah!

Democratic Socialists of America-tied Rashida Tlaib collected $100,000 in rent while calling for Congress to abolish rent during the pandemic (typical socialist hypocrisy)

More quit the CCP – “The CCP’s organ harvesting from living practitioners is so inhuman and evil! The Communist Party lies to the people and doesn’t give them religious freedom, which is a basic human right,” he said. “Many Chinese are waking up. The Chinese Communist Party has caused millions of deaths. The Chinese people should have quit the Party years ago!”

What China’s ‘economic miracle’ has wrought – home buyers squatting in their unfinished units, schlep water up the stairs after using makeshift toilets outside

Yet another Chinese spy case raising intellectual property theft concerns

Socialist Venezuela working with China, Russia, and Iran against American interests – enabling Iranian terrorism with land grant, cooperation with intelligence operatives, air bridge to Tehran, etc.

China finds global influence operations are not so easy; backtracks on Belt and Road initiative after $1 trillion in losses and vociferous international criticism

Coda re the Khmer Rouge getting 12-year-olds to machine-gun their parents:

  • Abolish the Family, Enslave the People

    Radicals have always known that the family is the biggest obstacle to achieving their goals.

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Trump Sues CNN

By The Daily Caller

Former President Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against CNN, claiming the outlet defamed him and did so out of fear he will run for president again in 2024.

The suit, which was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, argues CNN has tried to use its influence to smear Trump politically and prevent him from launching a bid for re-election.

The suit alleges Trump has been a “long-time critic” of CNN, “not because CNN does a bad job of reporting the news, but because CNN seeks to create the news.”

“CNN’s campaign of dissuasion in the form of libel and slander against the Plaintiff has only escalated in recent months as CNN fears the Plaintiff will run for president in 2024,” the suit reads. “As a part of its concerted effort to tilt the political balance to the Left, CNN has tried to taint the Plaintiff with a series of ever-more scandalous, false, and defamatory labels of ‘racist,’ ‘Russian lackey,’ ‘insurrectionist,’ and ultimately ‘Hitler.’”

Trump is seeking $475 million in punitive damages, according to the suit.

Trump notified the outlet in July of his intention to sue for “repeated defamatory statements.” Trump also warned he would sue other outlets he alleges have “defamed and defrauded the public” about the 2020 presidential election results.

“I have notified CNN of my intent to file a lawsuit over their repeated defamatory statements against me,” Trump said in July. “I will also be commencing actions against other media outlets who have defamed me and defrauded the public regarding the overwhelming evidence of fraud throughout the 2020 election. I will never stop fighting for the truth and for the future of our country.”

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BRIANNA LYMAN

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President Trump is suing CNN for defamation, and seeking $475 million in damages.

I hope he bankrupts the hell out of them.

— Ryan Fournier (@RyanAFournier) October 3, 2022

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The Democrats Have Lost Their Minds on Criminal Justice Reform

By The Daily Skirmish – Liberato.US

The Sunday talk shows say crime is becoming a campaign issue in the upcoming elections.  It’s easy to see why.  People don’t feel safe wherever Democrats are in control.  If crime isn’t an issue for you yet, let me ask you some questions:

Why would anyone visit New York City?  A tourist from Maryland was slashed in the face and robbed in Times Square.  That’s what happens when you get rid of cash bail laws, as I’ve mentioned in previous commentaries.  There are countless stories about criminals being let go without having to post bail in New York, only to reoffend, sometimes within hours of being released.  New York also recently made it easier to get out on parole and stay out even if there are parole violations.  Crime is way up, especially in wealthier neighborhoods – by as much as 60 to 80 percent this year.  Bail reform has emboldened the criminals and city residents and tourists alike are paying the price.

Speaking of parole, the parole board in Democrat-controlled Wisconsin has run amok, freeing hundreds of convicted killers early.

But here’s my next question:  Why would anyone buy a house in Illinois?  Under a new state law, your front lawn will soon in effect become public property and the homeless can camp there any time they feel like it.  The police will not arrest them for trespass or even ask them to move.  The police will only write a ticket and leave.  My sisters live in Illinois.  They both own houses.  They’re both leaving the state.  The same new law ends cash bail after the 1st of the year for aggravated assault, second-degree murder, and other crimes.  Hundreds of defendants awaiting trial will be released.  The definition of insanity would be expecting any different result than what’s happening in New York City, but that’s the Democrats for you.

Next question: Why would anyone own a shop in California?  Theft under $950 has been reclassified from a felony to a misdemeanor.  Critics say theft and shoplifting has increased all over the state as a result.  They also say the police won’t even show up any more for shoplifting under $950 or, if they do, the shoplifters simply fail to appear in court without any consequences.  Not only that, the shoplifters can sue the store if the staff tries to stop a shoplifting-in-progress.

Why would anyone in Pennsylvania vote for John Fetterman – the guy who had a stroke and is still running for Senate.  He was caught on video saying he wants to let one-third of the criminals in prison out on the streets because, he says, everyone will be safer or better off that way.  That’s delusional.  But he put his money where his mouth is when he was on the state’s Board of Pardons where he voted to put lots of murderers back out on the streets.  Then, as Lieutenant Governor, he appointed a woman as secretary of the board who wants to “disarm the police”.  Delusions have consequences.

I also want to know when the Democrats will run out of crazy ideas for criminal justice reform.  Defund the police – remember that one?  Several cities found it completely unworkable and moved to re-fund the police as I’ve noted in previous commentaries.  In fact, the track record of this crazy idea is so bad, Democrats in Virginia and elsewhere are trying to run away from their previous support for it.  Too bad they’re all caught on video saying what they said.  Now the Democrats want to give free crack pipes to drug addicts.  The idea didn’t die when it was found out the Biden administration was supporting it and denied it.  But why do you think the Democrats’ next crazy idea is going to work out any better than their last crazy idea?

Here’s my last question: Why would anybody vote for the Democrats?  They’ve put some very bad ideas into practice, lately, where they are in power.  Defund the police, throw out half the criminal code, praise prosecutors who won’t prosecute, let everybody out of prison – how crazy can you get?

There is always criminal justice reform.  The tinkering never stops.  I know, because I was a criminal defense attorney in the 1980s.  Reform was ongoing then and has never stopped since.  The pendulum is always swinging between leniency and public safety.  The problem now is that the Democrats have gone off the deep end, and instituted the wildest reforms imaginable.  The pendulum will inevitably swing back in the other direction to public safety and common sense.  It always does in criminal justice reform, and the upcoming election is not too soon to start.

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Cornell University Physician: ‘I Was Wrong about Covid Vaccine Mandates’

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

Scientists and public health officials must act more humbly and recognize the limits of their knowledge, writes Dr. Paul Fenyves.


The great martial artist Bruce Lee reputedly said that all mistakes are forgivable—if one has the courage to admit the mistake.

Paul Fenyves, a primary care physician in New York City who specializes in internal medicine, seems to have learned this lesson. Fenyves, a primary care doctor at Weill Cornell Medicine, recently admitted he was wrong to support vaccine mandates.

“I was initially supportive of Covid vaccine mandates in the Fall of 2021. At the time, I was told that Covid vaccines don’t only protect the individual receiving the vaccine, but they also benefit the community by reducing spread of the virus,” Fenyves wrote on the Substack Sensible Medicine.

Convinced that mandatory vaccination would create a “wall of immunity” that would bring the pandemic to an end more quickly, Fenyves said it seemed “reasonable to prioritize societal welfare over individual autonomy,” noting that early clinical trials of Pfizer’s vaccine were shown to stop 95 percent of infections.

“Surely a vaccine that prevents almost all infections would halt community spread, right? Wrong,” he writes. “Perhaps there was a time when Covid vaccines could significantly reduce community transmission, but that time was short-lived, and the virus quickly evolved and learned to evade vaccine-induced immunity.”

For Fenyves, his awakening moment came in December 2021, when Portugal experienced a massive surge of Covid despite a vaccination rate of more than 90 percent.

Fenyves concedes there are other reasons one could support mandatory vaccination even if it doesn’t reduce community spread, noting that some contend forced vaccination is moral because it’s done “for their own good.”

“I find these arguments to be weak justifications for violating an individual’s autonomy and mandating a medical intervention,” he writes. “Furthermore, these arguments are completely inadequate when applied to young people, whose risk of hospitalization from Covid is low, and whose likelihood of benefiting from vaccination is similarly low.”

Some may argue that Fenyves is right about vaccine mandates, but for the wrong reasons.

Vinay Prasad, an associate professor in University of California, San Francisco’s Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, argues vaccine mandates would be wrong even if there was a community benefit because the social costs are too high.

“My conclusion was always that the societal harm of mandates far exceeds any benefit, and as such I always opposed mandates,” writes Prasad in an introduction to Fenyves’s article.

Others might wonder why it took Fenyves until December 2021 to recognize he was wrong about vaccine mandates. Put aside for a moment that vaccine mandates violate bodily autonomy and the non-aggression principle, which makes them inherently immoral.

As early as August 2021 it was clear that “vaccine breakthroughs” were quite common and that naturally immunity conferred powerful protection against Covid. Why was it not until December 2021 that Fenyves realized he was wrong about vaccine mandates?

These are fair points, but they should not overshadow the larger lesson Fenyves is sharing, which is that scientists and public health officials must act more humbly with their immense power and recognize the limits of their knowledge.

“Those in the medical community who, like me, argued that vaccines should be mandated to protect the community should feel chastened,” writes Fenyves. “When considering mandating vaccines in the future, we should proceed with humility, acknowledging that our knowledge is far from perfect and our truths are often transitory.”

Two words in the last sentence are incredibly important: knowledge and humility.

These same two words are found in F.A. Hayek’s famous 1974 Nobel Prize speech, in which he warned against scientists and planners acting on “a pretense of knowledge.” Instead of recognizing the limitations of knowledge in an infinitely complex world, Hayek saw modern humans “dizzy with success” over the marvels of modern science, which had convinced them they possessed enough knowledge to engineer society effectively.

“The curious task of economics,” he famously wrote in The Fatal Conceit, “is to demonstrate to men how little they really know about what they imagine they can design.”

The antidote to this fatal conceit—which Hayek warned leads to “grave consequences”—is humility.

T.S. Eliot once observed that humility “is the most difficult of all virtues to achieve,” and a lack of it is what lurked beneath the deadly collectivist schemes of the twentieth century, from Stalin’s Five Year Plans to Mao’s Great Leap Forward and beyond.

The “fatal striving to control society” is born of arrogance, Hayek understood. And it was this arrogance that led public health officials and politicians to decide they had enough knowledge to make life-and-death decisions for others during the pandemic, to decide what they had to put into their bodies.

Fenyves is right that a healthy dose if humility is in order, and that the knowledge we possess is far from perfect.

If we fail to learn this lesson, the consequences could be even worse the next time government officials attempt to prevent a crisis from happening.

AUTHOR

Jon Miltimore

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Bald, Golden Eagle Deaths Permitted Under New U.S. Wind Energy, Power Line Rules

By The Geller Report

How many pipelines and energy projects were stopped dead in their tracks over some innocuous environmental concern or obscure fish “endangerment.”

By: The Oregonian, September 30, 2022:

Wind turbines operate at a wind farm along the Montana-Wyoming state line on June 13, 2022. The Biden administration is proposing a new permitting program for wind energy turbines, power lines and other projects that kill bald and golden eagles. (AP Photo/Emma H. Tobin, File)AP

The Biden administration has proposed a new permitting program for wind energy turbines, power lines and other projects that kill eagles, amid growing concern among scientists that the rapid expansion of renewable energy in the U.S. West could harm golden eagle populations now teetering on decline.

The Fish and Wildlife Service program announced Thursday is meant to encourage companies to work with officials to minimize harm to golden and bald eagles.

It’s also aimed at avoiding any slowdown in the growth of wind power as an alternative to carbon-emitting fossil fuels — a key piece of President Joe Biden’s climate agenda. It comes after several major utilities have been federally prosecuted in recent years for killing large numbers of eagles without permits.

The federal government already issues permits to kill eagles. But Thursday’s proposal calls for new permits tailored to wind-energy projects, power line networks and the disturbance of breeding bald eagles and bald eagle nests.

Fish and Wildlife Service Director Martha Williams said the new program would provide “multiple pathways to obtain a permit” while also helping conserve eagles, which she described as a key responsibility for the agency.

Bald eagle numbers have quadrupled since 2009 to about 350,000 birds. There are only about about 40,000 golden eagles, which need much larger areas to survive and are more inclined to have trouble with humans.

The number of wind turbines nationwide more than doubled over the past decade to almost 72,000, according to U.S. Geological Survey data, with development overlapping prime golden eagle territory in states including Wyoming, Montana, California, Washington and Oregon.

In April, a subsidiary of the Florida-based utility industry giant NextEra Energy pleaded guilty in federal court in Wyoming to criminal violations of wildlife protection laws after its wind turbines killed more than 100 golden eagles in eight states. It was the third conviction of a major wind company for killing eagles in a decade.

Federal officials won’t divulge how many eagles are reported killed by wind farms, saying it’s sensitive law enforcement information.

Nationwide, 34 permits in place last year authorized companies to “take” 170 golden eagles — meaning that many birds could be killed by turbines or lost through impacts on nests or habitat, according to permitting data obtained by The Associated Press. More than 200 permits were in place to allow the killing of 420 bald eagles, according to the data.

For each loss, companies are responsible for ensuring at least one eagle death is avoided somewhere else.

Illegal shootings are the biggest cause of death for golden eagles, killing about 700 annually, according to federal estimates. More than 600 die annually in collisions with cars, wind turbines and power lines; about 500 annually are electrocuted; and more than 400 are poisoned.

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Full List of Congressional Republicans Funded by Bill Gates

By The Geller Report

Once you review this list of quislings, many of the acts of betrayal by those in our own party make sense. Vaccine mandates, climate hoax legislation …..

  • Rep. Vernon Buchanan – Florida, District 16
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw – Texas, District 2
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik – New York, District 21
  • Rep. Chuck Fleishmann, Tennessee, District 3
  • Rep. Mike Simpson, Idaho, District 2
  • Rep. Garrett Graves, Louisiana, District 6
  • Rep. Cathy Rodgers, Washington, District 5
  • Rep. Kay Granger, Texas, District 12
  • Rep. Suzan Delbone, Washington, District 1
  • Rep. Kelly Armstrong, North Carolina, At-large District
  • Rep. John Curtis, Utah, District 3
  • Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania, District 1
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse, Washington, District 4
  • Rep. Jamie Beutler, Washington, District 3
  • Sen. Mike Crapo, Idaho
  • Sen. John Cornyn, Texas
  • Sen. Shelley Capito, West Virginia
  • Sen. Mike Braun, Indiana
  • Sen. Bill Cassidy, Louisiana
  • Sen. Susan Collins, Maine
  • Sen. John Kennedy, Louisiana
  • Sen. John Barrasso, Wyoming
  • Sen. John Thune, South Dakota
  • Sen. Bill Hagerty, Tennessee
  • Sen. Jerry Moran, Kansas
  • Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida
  • Sen. John Hoeven, North Dakota
  • Sen. Mitt Romney, Utah

EXCLUSIVE: How Bill Gates Bought The Republican Wave of 2022

By: Troy Smith, Launch Liberty, September 30, 2022:

Many people within the United States are hoping for a Republican takeover of Congress in 2022. Most Republicans feel that the party is in a much better position after ousting RINOs like Liz Cheney and Adam Kinzinger.

Cheney, for instance, was the #3 Republican in the House of Representatives. She served in the position of Conference Chair. She was replaced in 2021 by New York Republican Representative Elise Stefanik.

Stefanik had the backing of many within the ‘MAGA’ movement. She was even endorsed by Donald Trump. He hosted a Mar-a-Lago fundraiser for her back in January. He was quoted as saying that Stefanik would ‘one day be President’.

Upon investigation of published federal campaign finance data, Launch Liberty has discovered that Stefanik has taken a lot of money from Billionaire Bill Gates.

In fact, Gates has been funding Stefanik for a number of years. As Stefanik ascended through the Republican Party, Bill Gates began to donate to her re-election campaigns. Now she has a real chance at possibly becoming Speaker of the House.

The fact that Stefanik, lauded by Conservatives everywhere, received money from Bill Gates got me asking a lot more questions. Why would somebody focused on vaccine mandates and radical climate change policies be funding top members of the Republican party?

Who else was Bill Gates funding? The answer that I discovered was startling.

Gates has purchased a massive piece of the 2022 Republican Ticket. There are so many Republicans that have received money from Gates for this 2022 election cycle that I found it necessary to list them, by State, later on in this article.

For starters, Gates funded the campaign of RINO Dan Crenshaw, along with donating to his PAC America Reloaded.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FULL LIST OF REPUBLICANS FUNDED BY BILL GATES

Is it possible for us to trust a Republican slate that is so financially influenced by Billionaire Bill Gates? What does it say about the integrity of those within our own party?

There is a reason why Conservative principles are never actually implemented within our policies. It is because our elections are being purchased.

Keep reading……

AUTHOR

Pamela Geller

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MADMAN: Newsom Signs Bill to Allow ‘Castration’ of Minors from Other States Without Parental Consent

By The Geller Report

The Democrats war on the family, the basic building block of civilization, is part of their war on G-d. This is a deep state culture that is embracing degeneracy, depression and death.

Eliminating parental authority, paves their way to absolute control and autocracy. The Democrats war on the family, the basic building block of civilization, is part of their war on G-d.

The case against this horrendous surgery is a whole other matter. Ten to 15 years after surgical reassignment, the suicide rate of those who had undergone sex-reassignment surgery rose to 20 times that of comparable peers.

BREAKING: Newsom signs bill to allow minors from other states to receive medical gender transitions without parental consent

Newsom’s signature on the the bill, SB 107, comes nearly a month after the California legislature passed State Senator Scott Wiener’s bill, which was introduced in 2021.

By: Hannah Nightingale, Post Millennial, Sep 30, 2022:

On Thursday, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law a piece of legislation that will designate the state as a sanctuary for children and teens seeking medicalized gender transitions.

Newsom’s signature on the bill, SB 107, comes nearly a month after the California legislature passed State Senator Scott Wiener’s bill, which was introduced in 2021.

The bill allows families or individual minors who traveled to the state for the purpose of these medical procedures to be safe from out-of-state authorities acting on subpoenas, warrants, and child custody issues if the minor was brought into the state for procedures like surgical gender reassignments or the prescribing of cross-sex hormones.

The bill would also “prohibit law enforcement agencies from making, or intentionally participating in, the arrest of an individual pursuant to an out-of-state arrest warrant based on another state’s law against receiving or allowing a child to receive gender-affirming health care.”

If a child comes into the state by themselves, the bill states that “A court of this state has temporary emergency jurisdiction if the child is present in this state and the child has been abandoned or it is necessary for an emergency to protect the child because the child, or a sibling or parent of the child, is subjected to, or threatened with, mistreatment or abuse, or because the child has been unable to obtain gender-affirming health care or gender-affirming mental health care.”

In addition, the bill that the state will not honor or enforce “A law of another state that authorizes a state agency to remove a child from their parent or guardian based on the parent or guardian allowing their child to receive gender-affirming health care” if a case is pending in California courts.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Newsom commended the bill during its signing.

“In California, we believe in equality and acceptance. We believe that no one should be prosecuted or persecuted for getting the care they need — including gender-affirming care,” Newsom said. “Parents know what’s best for their kids, and they should be able to make decisions around the health of their children without fear. We must take a stand for parental choice.”

AUTHOR

Pamela Geller

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Video: Shocking Jew-hatred is rampant on American campuses

By Jihad Watch

The fruit of the Left’s dominance of academia.

WATCH: Shocking Jew-Hatred Rages on US Campuses

United With Israel, September 29, 2022:

Jewish students experienced antisemitic attacks during Rosh Hashanah on numerous college campuses, during what is supposed to be a joyful time.

A number of college students shared some of their horrific antisemitic experiences, including disturbing run-ins with professors!…

AUTHOR

ROBERT SPENCER

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New GOP bills attack the raging border crisis while Biden sits on his hands

By Federation for American Immigration Reform

While President Joe Biden continues to ignore and even encourage the raging crisis on the southern border, some principled lawmakers in Washington continue to valiantly fight what has been an uphill battle. Four Republicans from four different states have recently introduced legislation to attack different aspects of the crisis. These are the true “root causes” Vice President Kamala Harris is supposed to be addressing, and FAIR wholeheartedly supports each bill. We will explore them here.

Most recently, on September 27, Senator Roger Marshall (R-Kan.) and Representative Troy Nehls (R-Texas-22) jointly introduced S. 4964 / H.R. 9013, the Justice for Angel Families Act, in their respective chambers. The bill would accomplish two important objectives: extend eligibility for crime-victim grants to the families of those killed by illegal aliens, and re-establish the Victims of Immigration Crime Engagement (VOICE) office at the Department of Homeland Security. First created by a Trump Executive Order in April 2017, the VOICE office was converted into the “Victims Engagement and Services Line” in June 2021 by the Biden administration and lost its focus on immigration-related crime. This bill would give the office a mandate to “provide proactive, timely, and professional services to victims of crimes committed by aliens who are inadmissible…deportable…or otherwise unlawfully present in the United States, and to the family members of such victims.” Upon introducing the bill, Senator Marshall said, “Congressman Nehls and I are introducing this legislation to restore our angel families’ dignity and build on the support they received through the VOICE Office, which was disgracefully dismantled by the Biden Administration.”

On September 22, Representative Kat Cammack (R-Fla.-03) introduced H.R. 8952, the Justified Action for Securing Our Nation (JASON) Act. The idea and name for the bill came from a heroic Border Patrol agent whom the Congresswoman met on one of several trips to the southern border. It amends Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to extend to the Secretary of Homeland Security the power to suspend immigration for up to 60 days, with Congressional notification, and prescribe specific conditions under which such a suspension may be imposed. Under current law, the President already enjoys the power to suspend immigration indefinitely, but given this administration’s penchant for open borders and lax enforcement, we have little confidence Biden would wield it. Upon releasing the bill, Congresswoman Cammack said, “This bill holds the Secretary [of Homeland Security] accountable by providing him with the authority to shut down the border to protect our national security and deliver relief to the hundreds of CBP agents who are doing their best to hold the line in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.”

On the same day, Representative Andy Biggs (R-Ariz.-05) introduced H.R. 8951, the Ending Catch and Release Act, which would require illegal aliens to be detained or expelled pending the outcome of their claim in immigration court. With this legislation, no longer would we see millions set free to disappear into American society – many without a court date at all. In FY2019, nearly half of asylum-seekers released failed to even show up for their hearing – likely because they know their claim is bogus – and this rate will soar given the expansion of catch-and-release under Biden. Congressman Biggs and the 13 original co-sponsors of his legislation understand the danger of these policies and FAIR commends them for acting to stop it. As Biggs said upon release of his bill, “we must maintain operational control of the southern border and this legislation gets us closer to that.”

FAIR urges swift passage of each of the commonsense measures above as part of an all-encompassing approach to securing the border, fortifying our interior enforcement, and making American communities safe to live, work, and play.

AUTHOR

Will Riley

Will Riley joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2022. As the government relations manager, he plays a key role in advancing FAIR’s vision of a more secure and sustainable legal immigration system – and ending the scourge of illegal immigration.

Before joining FAIR, Will worked on Capitol Hill for a prominent House Republican, with immigration as one issue in his legislative portfolio. Prior to working on the Hill, Will was an Immigration Services Officer for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the agency responsible for administering the nation’s legal immigration system. In that role he interviewed hundreds of intending immigrants, decided whether to grant or deny lawful permanent residence (green cards) or U.S. citizenship, and investigated numerous fraud and national security concerns. Will has also served the government as a court reporter for Social Security disability hearings.

Will has private-sector experience as an investments assistant for a boutique wealth management firm in Texas, and as a business owner himself. He attended the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. While there, he interned for the Embassy of Australia in Washington and the US Commerce Department in Sydney, Australia.

Will lives in suburban Maryland with his wife and daughter.

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It started with Obama’s ‘Safe Schools Czar’ Kevin Jennings who pushed books that encouraged children to meet adults at gay bars for Sex

By The Geller Report

Long time Geller Report readers know full well the sexualization of our public school children is nothing new. It all began with Obama. Remember, he appointed Kevin Jennings, founder of GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian, Straight Education Network) which sponsored the conference that produced the notorious “Fistgate” scandal (in which young teens were guided on how to perform dangerous perversions including “fisting”) to head up “Safe Schools” efforts at the Department of Education.

It All Started with Obama: Barack Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Pushed Books that Encouraged Children to Meet Adults at Gay Bars for Sex

By Jim Hoft, September 24, 2022:

Earlier this week investigative journalist Christopher Rufo reported on the teacher’s union promoting how-to guides on “anal sex” and “fisting” to children.

Receipts: https://t.co/MwOmedhVRT

— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) September 22, 2022

This is shocking news to most Americans that the nation’s largest teachers’ union is promoting such material to America’s children.

“It All Started with Obama: Barack Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Pushed Books that Encouraged Children to Meet Adults at Gay Bars for Sex”>But this trend of perversion did not start during the Joe Biden regime. Back in January 2010, The Gateway Pundit reported on Obama’s “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings. “Safe Schools Czar” Kevin Jennings and his organization GLSEN was encouraging children to meet adults in gay bars for sex. From our 2010 report: This story just gets freakier and weirder and the fact that the mainstream media completely ignores this dangerous man working in the Office of Safe and Drug-free Schools makes the story even more scandalous. You’d think the AP could peel away a few of its reporters from Going Rogue to investigate this radical czar. This avoidance by the democratic-media complex won’t keep us from reporting the truth. Our goal of protecting children is greater than our desire to protect a political party. Kevin Jennings’ was the founder, and for many years, Executive Director of the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) until he left his post in 2008. GLSEN maintains a recommended reading list of books for children that the radical organization believes all kids should be reading. The books on the list promote all kinds of radical ideas from child rape, to first graders having sex to the joys of prostitution. Recently it was discovered that these books were not only on GLSEN’s reading list but that Kevin Jennings personally promoted several of these books during his career. One of the books he promoted encouraged children to go to gay bars for sex with adults to see if they like it.

Mass Resistance Blog reported:

Jennings had recommended these books himself in his 1994 high school reader Becoming Visible (published by porn publisher Alyson Books). On p. 278 in his Questions/Activities section for Chapter 17, he wrote:

15. Other resources for reading are Bennett Singer’s Growing Up Gay, Ann Heron’s One Teenager in Ten: Writings by Gay and Lesbian Youth, Aaron Frick’s Reflections of a Rock Lobster: A Story of Growing Up Gay, and Paul Monette’s Becoming a Man. Films include Robert King’s The Disco Years and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, based on Jeanette Winterson’s autobiographical novel.

These questionable books (haven’t looked at the films yet…) have been described by Linda Harvey in 2002 (also here), NARTH (late 1990s), and more recently at Gateway Pundit/BigGovernment.com (Dec. 2009)…

NARTH reported on One Teenager in Ten:

Keep reading…..

Go here for our archive of articles on the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)

AUTHOR

Pamela Geller

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Soros Wins $41M Contract from Biden to Help Illegal Aliens Evade Deportation

By The Geller Report

What next? Iran’s Supreme Leader appointed to Office on Violence Against Women?

The man who told Steve Kroft of 60 Minutes that “the happiest days of his life” was collaborating with the Nazis is running a shadow government here in the United States.

Soros should be banned. He is a hostile foreign actor We must pass a “Stop Soros” bill like Hungary did. Soros presents a grave dangerous to the democratic process.

Report: Soros Wins $41M Contract from Biden to Help Illegal Aliens Evade Deportation

By Truth Press, September 29, 2022:

A non-governmental organization (NGO), with financial links to billionaire George Soros, has won a $41 million federal contract from President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) to help illegal aliens evade deportation from the United States.

The Acacia Center for Justice, an NGO with financial ties to the Soros-linked Vera Institute of Justice, scored a contract from Biden’s DOJ to provide “legal services” to border crossers and illegal aliens after they are released into the U.S. interior in the hopes of staying permanently.

Fox News’s Joe Schoffstall reports:

The Biden administration awarded $41 million in taxpayer-backed government contracts to a new liberal nonprofit working to help illegal immigrants fight deportation amid the escalating border crisis, Fox News Digital has discovered. [Emphasis added].

The Acacia Center for Justice, a Washington, D.C.,-based nonprofit born from a partnership between the Vera Institute of Justice and Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights (CAIR), has received six “legal services” contracts from the Department of Justice that carried start dates of Sept. 1, according to records. [Emphasis added]

The multimillion-dollar contracts began just months after the under-the-radar nonprofit received a July 29 determination letter from the Internal Revenue Service, which stated the group’s effective date of tax exemption was Dec. 29, 2021. [Emphasis added]

The Soros-linked Vera Institute of Justice, as Breitbart News previously reported, was recently awarded a $172 million contract from Biden’s DOJ to do the same work — help illegal aliens evade deportation from the U.S.

In 2018, the Vera Institute of Justice was previously awarded $310 million by the Obama administration to help Unaccompanied Alien Children (UACs) avoid deportation.

The latest estimates reveal that the Biden administration, from February 2021 to August 2022, has released at least 1.35 million border crossers and illegal aliens into American communities — a foreign population larger than the resident populations of Wyoming, Vermont, Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Delaware, Rhode Island, and Montana.

AUTHOR

Pamela Geller

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Italy Election: Wealthiest Voted Left, Working and Middle Voted Right

By The Geller Report

Just like America!

Not surprising because these out-of-touch elitists don’t have to live under their tyrannical, soul crushing, fiscally crippling, morally corrupt policies.

Italy Election: Wealthiest Voted Left, Working and Middle Voted Right

By: Chris Tomlinson, Breitbart News, September 29, 2022:

Giorgia Meloni’s Brothers of Italy were the most popular party among workers and the middle class in last weekend’s election, while the wealthiest Italians, along with university graduates, were more likely to vote for left parties.

The Brothers of Italy (FdI) came first in last weekend’s elections with 26 per cent of the vote, winning nearly six million more votes than in the previous election in 2018, and according to a breakdown of voting by the firm Ipsos, the party managed to secure just over 30 per cent of the votes of lower-middle-class people amid strong numbers across all income ranges.

Among upper-middle-class people and university graduates, the left-wing Democrats were the most popular party, followed by Meloni’s FdI, the Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera reports.

Nando Pagnoncelli, the head of Ipsos, commented on the breakdown of the voting saying, “These elections, even more than the previous ones, have shown how the traditional reference groups of each party have disappeared” and noted that among workers the Democratic Party,  the traditional left-wing party in Italy, had come in fourth place behind the FdI, the Five Star Movement and Matteo Salvini’s League.

While Meloni is likely to become Italy’s first-ever female Prime Minister, the number of female voters who voted for her party was slightly lower than the number of male supporters according to the analysis.

The data comes just days after it was revealed that the FdI and the centre-right coalition had broken through the so-called “red wall” of traditionally left-wing areas in regions like Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna, beating Democratic candidates in areas that have been the heartland of the left in Italy for decades.

The centre-right coalition won a total of 29 single-member constituencies in the former “red wall” areas and three of the five single-member constituencies for the Italian Senate……

Keep reading….

AUTHOR

Pamela Geller

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First Openly Trans Army Officer Charged in Spy Plot to Give U.S. Military Info to Russia

By The Geller Report

The very definition of switching teams.

Johns Hopkins anesthesiologist and husband, an Army Officer, federally indicted for trying to give medical information about members of the military and their families to Russia government

Jamie Lee Henry and Anna Gabrielian face up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

By B91, 1September 29, 2022:

Baltimore, Maryland – A federal grand jury has returned an indictment charging Anna Gabrielian, age 36, and her husband, Jamie Lee Henry, age 39, both of Rockville, Maryland, with conspiracy and for the disclosure of individually identifiable health information (“IIHI”), related to their efforts to assist Russia in connection with the conflict in Ukraine. The indictment was returned on September 28, 2022 and unsealed today upon the arrest of the defendants.

Gabrielian is scheduled to have initial appearance at 11:30 a.m. today, in U.S. District Court in Baltimore before U.S. Magistrate Judge Brendan A. Hurson. Henry is also expected to have an initial appearance today, although a time has not yet been set.

The indictment was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Erek L. Barron and Special Agent in Charge Thomas J. Sobocinski of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Baltimore Field Office.

As stated in the indictment, Gabrielian is an anesthesiologist and worked at Medical Institution 1, located in Baltimore, Maryland. Henry, a Major in the United States Army, who held a Secret-level security clearance, is Gabrielian’s husband and a doctor. During the time of the alleged conspiracy, Henry worked as a staff internist stationed at Fort Bragg, the home of the Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, headquarters of the United States Army Special Operations Command, and the Womack Army Medical Center.

According to the eight-count indictment, Gabrielian and Henry conspired to cause harm to the United States by providing confidential health information of Americans associated with the United States government and military to Russia. Specifically, the indictment alleges that beginning on August 17, 2022, Gabrielian and Henry conspired to provide IIHI related to patients at Medical Institution 1 and at Fort Bragg to an individual they believed to be working for the Russian government in order to demonstrate the level of Gabrielian’s and Henry’s access to IIHI of Americans; their willingness to provide IIHI to the Russian government; and the potential for the Russian government to gain insights into the medical conditions of individuals associated with the United States government and military in order to exploit this information.

Gabrielian and Henry met with an individual they believed to be associated with the Russian government, but who was, in fact, a Federal Bureau of Investigation Undercover Agent (“UC”), in order to convey to the UC their commitment to aid Russia, and to discuss ways in which they could help the Russian government. Gabrielian told the UC that she had previously reached out to the Russian embassy by email and phone, offering Russia her and her husband’s assistance. Gabrielian told the UC that, although Henry knew of Gabrielian’s interaction with the Russian Embassy, she never mentioned Henry’s name to the Russian Embassy. Gabrielian wanted to make sure Henry could deny any knowledge of her actions. On August 17, 2022, Gabrielian met with the UC at a hotel in Baltimore. During that meeting, Gabrielian told the UC she was motivated by patriotism toward Russia to provide any assistance she could to Russia, even if it meant being fired or going to jail. Gabrielian proposed potential cover stories for meeting the UC and stressed the need for “plausible deniability” in the event she was confronted by American authorities about meeting with the UC. Gabrielian also told the UC that, as a military officer, Henry was currently a more important source for Russia than she was, because he had more helpful information, including how the United States military establishes an army hospital in war conditions and information about previous training provided by the United States military to Ukrainian military personnel. Gabrielian arranged to meet with the UC and Henry later that evening.

At about 8:10 p.m. that evening, the indictment alleges that Gabrielian and Henry met with the UC in the UC’s hotel room. During the meeting, Henry explained to the UC he was committed to assisting Russia and had looked into volunteering to join the Russian Army after the conflict in Ukraine began, but Russia wanted people with “combat experience” and he did not have any. Henry further stated, “the way I am viewing what is going on in Ukraine now, is that the United States is using Ukrainians as a proxy for their own hatred toward Russia.” Henry and Gabrielian allegedly offered to provide the UC with private medical records from the United States Army and Medical Institution 1 in order to help the Russian government. During the same meeting, Gabrielian demanded that if she were put at significant risk of arrest, she wanted her and Henry’s children to, “have a nice flight to Turkey to go on vacation because I don’t want to end in jail here with my kids being hostages over my head.” Henry also indicated that he was concerned about passing a background check for his security clearance, telling the UC, “I don’t want to know your name . . . because I want plausible deniability too. In a security clearance situation they want to know names and people and all this stuff.”

As detailed in the indictment, a few days later Gabrielian and the UC again met at the hotel in Baltimore to discuss providing Army medical records to the UC. Gabrielian told the UC that Henry was concerned about violating HIPAA, but Gabrielian had no such concerns. Gabrielian stated that she would check with Henry about providing medical records from Fort Bragg patients and get back in touch. The next day, Gabrielian sent a text to the UC, using coded language, to advise that Henry would provide Army medical records to the UC. On August 31, 2022, Gabrielian and Henry allegedly met the UC at a hotel room in Gaithersburg, Maryland. According to the indictment, Gabrielian provided the UC with IIHI related to two individuals, including the spouse of an employee of the Office of Naval Intelligence, whom Gabrielian pointed out had a medical condition Russia could “exploit.” Henry also allegedly provided IIHI related to five individuals who were military veterans or related to military veterans.

If convicted, the defendants face a maximum sentence of five years in federal prison for the conspiracy, and a maximum of 10 years in federal prison for each count of disclosing IIHI. Actual sentences for federal crimes are typically less than the maximum penalties. A federal district court judge will determine any sentence after taking into account the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

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As Women in Iran Put Their Lives on the Line for Their Rights Where Are The Feminists?

By Jihad Watch

What’s happening in Iran is the biggest women’s rights protest ever in the Islamic world. Yet the response from some of the leading feminists in the United States, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, and Rashida Tlaib, has been resoundingly muted. Each one has made what can be characterized at best as a tepid, pro forma response, one that contrasts sharply with their statements and actions during the Trump administration. It looks as if each one of these women regard Donald Trump as a far greater threat to women than the Islamic Republic of Iran is.

AOC tweeted on September 23: “Solidarity with the courageous women and allies in Iran protesting for their freedom. Mahsa Amini was senselessly murdered by the same patriarchal and autocratic forces repressing women the world over. The right to choose belongs to us all, from hijabs to reproductive care.” She also retweeted a tweet from Yassmin Abdel-Magid, a hijab-wearing Muslim writer in Australia: “To be (hijabi) or not be (hijabi) is the business of no state or man. Solidarity with women resisting patriarchal control, the world over.” Tlaib, meanwhile, retweeted AOC’s statement, and Omar retweeted Abdel-Magid’s. That’s it in terms of the public reactions of this trio to the uprising for women’s rights in Iran.

Neither AOC nor Abdel-Magid was going to come close to saying something about Islamic law, although that’s exactly what the protests in Iran are all about: women there don’t want to live under Islamic law anymore. But both are far too committed to the fictional concept of “Islamophobia,” and so they both made it all about patriarchy. That’s a much safer target for them, as patriarchy exists all over, not just in Iran, and not just among Muslims. So the very publicly practicing Muslims Omar and Tlaib could retweet their statements without fearing that they would be accused of criticizing Islam.

AOC also went farther, equating the mullahs of Tehran with the pro-lifers in the United States. They’re “the same patriarchal and autocratic forces repressing women the world over,” daring to interfere with “the right to choose” in the fields of both “hijabs” and “reproductive care.” It’s a spectacular feat of illogic to equate a regime that is mowing down its own people in the streets with a Supreme Court decision that allows the individual states to determine whether to legalize or outlaw abortion, but that sort of incendiary rhetoric is how AOC keeps her rabid Left base ginned up with the requisite outrage that will drive these drug-addled slackers to the polls and to take other “social action.”

Yet AOC’s comparison, as you would expect, falls apart upon a moment’s thought. Pro-lifers, or at least the Supreme Court Justices who voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, are just like the Supreme Leader and his cohorts in the Islamic Republic. They’re both “patriarchal and autocratic forces,” you see. But from what ideological wellsprings does Iran’s patriarchal autocracy spring? AOC doesn’t dare get close to that question, for it is one of her most cherished dogmas that Islam is a religion of peace that has nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism, and Muslims are victims of “Islamophobia” who must accordingly be given special consideration and accommodation. And allowing restrictions on access to abortion in some localities is, as far as AOC is concerned, equivalent to shooting women to death for daring to uncover their heads? The mind reels.

This is the same Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez who in October 2020 took umbrage at then-President Trump referring to her as AOC in one of his debates with Old Joe Biden. “I wonder,” she wrote at the time, “if Republicans understand how much they advertise their disrespect of women in debates when they consistently call women members of Congress by nicknames or first names while using titles & last names when referring to men of = stature. Women notice. It conveys a lot. AOC is a name given to me by community & the people. Y’all can call me AOC.”

So the “community & the people,” i.e., Leftists, can call her AOC, but if Republicans do so, they “advertise their disrespect of women.” AOC didn’t even say that the mullahs were displaying any “disrespect of women.” You may recall Tlaib, meanwhile, back in 2016 screaming and yelling at a Trump rally, until she had to be escorted out. Has she ever gotten so enraged and emotional at the mullahs? Not publicly and likely not privately, either. For her part, Ilhan Omar claimed that Trump’s criticism of her was an attack on all women. Has she said that the murder of Mahsa Amini was an attack on all women? No.

Do Omar, Tlaib, and AOC just want the Iran protests to go away, because Iran’s repressive and bloodthirsty regime interferes with their “Islamophobia” narrative? Sure looks like it.

AUTHOR

Robert Spencer

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Physicians Group Sues FDA Over Ivermectin

By John Eidson

Report: Ivermectin Obliterated 97% Of Covid Cases In Delhi, India

On June 1, the Desert Review News reported that Ivermectin had obliterated 97 percent of Covid infections in India’s capitol territory, Delhi (pop. 30 million).

The chart below shows that Delhi was experiencing more than 20,000 new cases daily in early May. By the end of the month, new cases had dropped precipitously, to a 7-day average of less than 1,500 new cases daily.

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On Sept. 18, the Indian Express reported that Delhi had only 33 new Covid cases and only one new death in the previous 24 hours.

What reportedly happened in Delhi is anecdotal evidence that Ivermectin can play an important role in mitigating Covid. Anecdotal, yes, but quite impressive results if the reports are accurate.

The FDA has not approved Ivermectin for treating or preventing COVID-19 in humans. Democrats ridicule Ivermectin as a “horse de-worming” medication. In fact, there are two forms of Ivermectin, one of which is used to de-worm horses. The other, which received a Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2015, is a repurposed formula used to disrupt transmission of malaria among humans. It is this latter form that reportedly has had significant results in the fight against Covid.

The beef against Ivermectin may ultimately be nothing more than (1) its cheap price, which prevents Big Pharma from making billions on less effective and more highly priced alternatives, and (2) its apparent effectiveness undercuts the Biden administration’s transparent attempt to keep voters in a heightened state of Covid fear through the 2022 elections.

ANOTHER INTRIGUING STORY ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS

According to WorldOMeter, as of Sept. 19, China has had 95,689 coronavirus cases and 4,636 deaths since early 2020, while the U.S., with a population one-fourth as large as China’s, has recorded 42,869,445 cases and 691,562 deaths.

The following chart shows that since mid-April of 2020, China’s active cases have been in a virtual flatline of less than 1,000 per day…

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The chart below shows that since early May of 2020, daily active cases in the U.S. have remained in the millions:

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China has been known to put out misleading information about Covid, as has the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the Biden administration. Assuming the statistics above are reasonably accurate, the coronavirus has had a far more devastating impact on America than on the much more populous country where it is believed to have originated.

What can possibly explain such a wide disparity? Perhaps the Gatestone Institute article “Biden Letting China Get Away with the Crime of the Century” provides a possible clue in this excerpt:

China’s military is working on the next generation of pathogens. Its National Defense University, in the 2017 edition of the authoritative Science of Military Strategy, mentioned a new kind of biological warfare of “specific ethnic genetic attacks.” China’s military researchers and analysts for a half decade have been writing about pathogens of this sort, and American officials are in fact concerned that Chinese scientists have been experimenting with, in the words of Bill Gertz of the Washington Times, “germ weapons capable of attacking ethnic groups.” Beijing’s determined campaign to collect genetic profiles of foreigners … is another indication that the Chinese military, in violation of its obligations under the Biological Weapons Convention, is building ethnic-specific bioweapons.

Was Covid-19 an ethnic-specific bioweapon? I have no idea and am not saying it was, only wondering why Biden seems so reluctant to demand a serious investigation into its origin.

©John Edison. All rights reserved.

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UN Declares: ‘We own the science’ & ‘the world should know it’

By Marc Morano

‘We partnered with Google’ to ensure only UN climate results appear.


The United Nations revealed that they “own the science” of climate change and they have manipulated Google search results to suppress any climate view that deviates from UN claims.

Melissa Fleming, the UN’s Under-Secretary for Global Communications said at a World Economic Forum event: “We partnered with Google. For example, if you Google ‘climate change,’ you will, at the top of your search, you will get all kinds of UN resources…We were shocked to see that when we Googled ‘climate change,’ we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top…We own the science, and we think that the world should know it.”

[ … ]

Marc Morano comment: “As I wrote in my book, The Great Reset, the public health bureaucracy and the ‘climate community’ have become political lobbying organizations, and they are using ‘The Science’ to support their preferred policies—policies that dovetail with the Great Reset and advance the power of the administrative state.” The UN now joins Anthony ‘I am The Science’ Fauci in claiming ownership of science. Experts need to “own the science” because they want to own us.” – The Great Reset: Global Elites and the Permanent Lockdown – By Marc Morano

By: Marc Morano – Climate Depot – October 2, 2022 10:46 AM

Climate Depot Special Report

The United Nations revealed that they “own the science” of climate change and they have manipulated Google search results to suppress any climate view that deviates from UN claims. Melissa Fleming, the Under-Secretary for Global Communications at the United Nations made the remarks at a World Economic Forum ‘Tackling Disinformation’ event on September 29, 2022 titled “Sustainable Development Impact Meetings 2022.”

Melissa Fleming:  (Full Video“We partnered with Google. For example, if you Google ‘climate change,’ you will, at the top of your search, you will get all kinds of UN resources. We started this partnership when we were shocked to see that when we Googled ‘climate change,’ we were getting incredibly distorted information right at the top. So we’re becoming much more proactive. We own the science, and we think that the world should know it, and the platforms themselves also do. But again, it’s a huge, huge challenge that I think all sectors of society need to be very active in.” (Full transcript here)

As I wrote in my book, The Great Reset, “the public health bureaucracy and the ‘climate community’ have become political lobbying organizations, and they are using ‘The Science’ to support their preferred policies—policies that dovetail with the Great Reset and advance the power of the administrative state.”

Video here.

“We trained scientists around the world and some doctors on TikTok, and we had TikTok working with us” — Melissa Fleming

Melissa Fleming – Under-Secretary for Global Communications at the UN

Via: Tim Hinchliffe of Sociable:

During the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Sustainable Development Impact Meetings last week, the unelected globalists held a panel on “Tackling Disinformation” where participants from the UN, CNN, and Brown University discussed how to best control narratives

Fleming also highlighted that the UN worked with TikTok on a project called “Team Halo” to boost COVID messaging coming from medical and scientific communities on the Chinese-owned video sharing platform. “We had another trusted messenger project, which was called ‘Team Halo’ where we trained scientists around the world and some doctors on TikTok, and we had TikTok working with us,” she said. (Source

The UN, Anthony Fauci, and the WHO both claim to own “the science” of COVID and authoritarian mitigation measures like lockdowns.

See: Anthony Fauci: ‘I represent science’ “So it’s easy to criticize, but they’re really criticizing science, because I represent science,” he said. “That’s dangerous.” & Fauci: ‘Attacks On Me, Quite Frankly, Are Attacks On Science’

COVID tyranny is expanding. See:‘The Science’ is tyranny! Australia doctors warned they ‘are obliged to’ follow public health messages – Also warned against ‘authoring papers’ that contradict public health messaging– Now you know how ‘the science’ is created! 

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California passed a similar bill: Stanford’s Dr. Jay Bhattacharya April 12, 2022 excerpts: “A proposed California law threatens to make such dissent career-ending by handing the state the power to strip medical licenses from doctors who disagree with government positions on Covid.” 

This bill was signed by Gov. Newsom on September 30, 2022: California Bill Barring Docs From “Telling COVID Lies” Signed Into Law

The WHO’s “science” is under the influence of Bill Gates. Bill Gates is 2nd largest donor to the WHO: Morano Great Reset book Excerpt:

The World Health Organization’s second-largest donor, behind the United States government, is (drumroll, please) . . . the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. According to the 2018 WHO financial report, while the U.S. government’s contribution was in the amount of more than $281 million, the Gates Foundation came in at over $228 million—out of the total $2.2 billion that made up the WHO annual budget. (Gates gave over $324 million to WHO in 2017.) The Gates Foundation contributed more to the WHO than many developed nations.

Bill Gates also lavishly funds the media. See:Bill Gates buys the media: ‘Pumps out tens of millions of dollars annually to pay for positive media’ – Morano’s The Great Reset book excerpt– The Great Reset book by Marc Morano: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation pumps out tens of millions of dollars annually to pay for positive media. Media partnerships and sponsorships essentially buy slick public relations for Gates and his foundations. 

Bill Gates is also a Covid Profiteer: See: Between March 18, 2020 (the beginning of COVID Mania) and May 4, 2022, Bill Gates experienced a wealth increase from $98 billion to $129.8 billion, driven in large part from his COVID-related “investments.”

“The science” is routinely manipulated to support policies the government and bureaucrats desire.

The following is an excerpt from Chapter 6 of The Great Reset: Global Elites and the Permanent Lockdown – By Marc Morano

Chapter 6 (page 133) How “The Science” Was Manipulated to Support Long-Desired Policies

Excerpt:    At this point, no researcher looking for government research money would put his name on a study that was against the politically accepted views on COVID lockdowns or mask mandates or climate-crisis claims. During the COVID-19 panic, public health bureaucrats, politicians, and media figures constantly invoked “The Science” when determining how hard and long to hammer the public with lockdowns and mandates. In reality the Great Reset was underway in 2020, with the promotion of authoritarian COVID-19 “mitigation” measures utilizing decades of corrupted “science.”

French President Emmanuel Macron warned that, because of COVID-19, “We must all limit the number of people with whom we’re in contact with every single day. Scientists say so.”

“Scientists say so.” But which scientists “say so”? And on what evidence do those scientists base what they say?

In the age of COVID lockdowns and mandates, a pending Green New Deal, and a Great Reset, an insight of renowned economist Thomas Sowell is more valuable than ever: “Experts are often called in, not to provide factual information or dispassionate analysis for the purpose of decision-making by responsible officials, but to give political cover for decisions already made and based on other considerations entirely.”

Another name for it—Science to support the policy.

As C. S. Lewis warned, “I dread specialists in power because they are specialists speaking outside their special subjects. Let scientists tell us about sciences. But government involves questions about the good for man, and justice, and what things are worth having at what price; and on these a scientific training gives a man’s opinion no added value.” Lewis was sounding the alarm against the kind of technocracy that we live under thanks to COVID—the control of society by an elite unelected cadre of experts.

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‘Science Lost’

“There was a clash between two schools of thought, authoritarian public health versus science—and science lost.”

—renowned Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis, expressing his opposition to COVID lockdowns

Whenever they invoke “The Science,” you know something other than science is at play.

“A theory becomes The Science when a mitigation or solution to the theory becomes more important than the theory itself,” explained Dr. William M. Briggs, coauthor of The Price of Panic: How the Tyranny of Experts Turned a Pandemic into a Catastrophe. “This is, as mentioned, the Cult of Science. Members are easy to spot. Not only do they use phrases like ‘We believe in The Science’ and ‘Denier!’—has there ever been a clearer indication of religious intent than this one word?—but they all evince scientism, the false belief that knowing a (‘scientific’) fact implies morally what should be done about that fact,” Briggs pointed out.

“In plain science theory is made to fit Reality. In The Science this is flipped,” he added. “The Science has nothing to do with science and everything to do with solutions and mitigations.” Briggs detailed how “how the theory-Reality relationship is reversed” because the “elites benefit from mitigations.”

He demonstrated by a thought experiment how “The Science” is not real science. “Say you disbelieve the theory but support the mitigation, and you will be praised. But say you believe all the models of exponential ‘cases’ and deaths, but you don’t think lockdowns and mask mandates should be implemented, and you will be loathed,” Briggs wrote.

“Try it with any science that has become The Science. Accept the theory but reject its mitigation. You will very quickly learn The Science has nothing to do with science and everything to do with solutions and mitigations,” he added.

Eisenhower Warned Us

We were alerted about being ruled over by scientists and experts. In his 1961 Farewell Address, President Dwight D. Eisenhower bluntly warned of this danger.

Eisenhower explained that “a government contract becomes virtually a substitute for intellectual curiosity” and “the prospect of domination of the nation’s scholars by Federal employment, project allocations, and the power of money is ever present and is gravely to be regarded.”

According to Eisenhower, “We must also be alert to the equal and opposite danger that public policy could itself become the captive of a scientific-technological elite.”

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Soviet-Style Science

“Communists saw their political beliefs as so all-encompassing that even science was political: if science contradicted the goals of communism, it wasn’t science. In today’s United States the slow death of liberalism has resulted in the blatant politicisation of science, to the extent that as in Russia, scientists teach things which are obviously untrue because it supports the prevailing ideology. Then there is the media, much of which parrots the party line with almost embarrassing, ‘Comrade Stalin has driven pig iron to record production’ levels of conformity.” —Ed West, deputy editor, UnHerd

Before the CDC’s Dr. Anthony Fauci supported “The Science” in favor of lockdowns, he supported “The Science” against them. In 2014, Fauci opposed quarantines of health care workers in response to Ebola as “draconian” and warned of “unintended consequences.”

Fauci complained about the “unscientific” policies of a number of U.S. governors who had imposed a targeted quarantine on health care workers arriving from Ebola-infected regions. “We have to be careful that there are [not] unintended consequences,” Fauci said.

“We need to treat them, returning people with respect,” Fauci explained during the outbreak of Ebola in Africa.

“You can monitor them in multiple different ways. You don’t have to put them in a confined place,” Fauci added.

“Go with the science,” he said.

But then the coronavirus came along, and suddenly “The Science” said exactly the opposite.

Journalist Jordan summed up Fauci’s duplicity on quarantines: “As we’ve discovered, the 50-year tenured government health bureaucrat wasn’t always a fan of quarantines. As recently as 2014, he was emphatically against them. Has ‘the science’ changed that much in the last 6 years, or is something else afoot?”

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Fauci: I am The Science

In 2021, Fauci declared that attacks on him are “attacks on science.” He claimed, “A lot of what you’re seeing as attacks on me, quite frankly, are attacks on science. If you are trying to get at me as a public health official and a scientist, you’re really attacking, not only Dr. Anthony Fauci, you’re attacking science.”

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Maybe “Science” Is a Liberal Conspiracy

A bumper sticker promoted by progressives reads: “Science is not a liberal conspiracy.”

“Oh yes it is. Or, yes, it can be, and much of it is. And here is where that bumper sticker is wrong. When the regulatory state—i.e., the Environ- mental Protection Agency, the United Nations, the U.S. federal govern- ment—when they want to regulate, they look for justifications and causes, and that’s the natural state of any government. . . . So essentially the regulatory state is using the climate scare now to achieve its ends. . . . The science must support the government policy, and the network of government and academic funding peer-pressure is designed to ensure ‘The Science’ ends up supporting the politicians’ favored policy. Any dissenters have to face intimidation and censorship.” —Marc Morano in a 2019 interview

When you believe you are saving the world, the only science that matters is “The Science” that supports your preconceived political views.

End Chapter excerpt.

©Marc Morano. All rights reserved.

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Why Are Caucasians Vanishing From TV Commercials?

By Royal A. Brown III

I’m sure you’ve all seen how white people especially normal white males and white couples have all but disappeared from TV commercials.

You can’t escape these commercials even if you’ve dumped cable or satellite and gone to live streaming TV.   Advertisers and those who pay for their commercials have fallen on the alters of Critical Race Theory, diversity, inclusion, equity and political correctness. And ought and ought lies.

by Jacob Fraden | AmericanThinker.com

Commercials take up 27% of commercial television screen time and are the main source of income for TV and radio stations. In most cases, advertisements on all channels appear simultaneously, so don’t try to change the channel, there will be commercials elsewhere, too. Nowadays they have also taken over the Internet. For financial support, websites have to run ads on their pages, the largest share supplied and controlled by Google. Ads pry into your eyes, unceremoniously interfere with text, and on YouTube, in the most inappropriate places, they cut into the action of films, lectures, and concerts, tearing apart musical performances. There’s no escaping commercials, we’ve grown accustomed to them, and they become almost as much a part of our lives as food, toilets, and sleep.

In the United States today, the White population (not including Hispanics) is 57.8%. In real life, Caucasians are still in the majority, but now on TV and the Internet, they are swept under the rug like trash. Blacks comprise 14% of the U.S. population but appear in 50% of commercials. White actors now appear to promote health insurance, gold, loans, and some medicines. Moreover, if a White person appears in a commercial, he/she is usually old, sick, a freak, or at the very least, an appendage to a Black partner. If there’s a doctor on the screen, he’s usually Black, while the patient is usually White. Caucasian young men appear in only 4% of the commercials! If some aliens began to study the population of Planet Earth through our TV commercials they would have a somewhat distorted picture of Americans, to put it mildly.

So why do advertisers ignore the long-standing rules of marketing, and to the detriment of their own financial interests, fill the media space with content that displaces and degrades its biggest market segment? The answer is simple. At the heart of this nonsense is political correctness in a form even an Orwell could not have foreseen.  Business executives go out of their way to publicly show their conformity with the universal “diversity” and “critical racial theory” (CRT), demanding that the White man be blamed for all the sins one can imagine.  Replacing ancient, long-vanished oppression of Blacks with real oppression of Whites, overcompensating and planting racism-in-reverse.

Why does the White population, which is still in the majority in the U.S., accept the banishing and belittling obediently and silently?  Why is there no public criticism, much less resistance to the idiocy? Why don’t people don’t tell political correctness to go to hell? After all, the U.S. is not Stalin’s USSR, and anyone who disagrees with the party is not yet sent to a camp or shot. Why is there such stifling conformity among the American people, formerly known for their independence and freedom of speech? The answer is simple and sad: the reason is fear, albeit on a more vegetarian level than it was under Soviet rule.

Ordinary people keep their mouths shut for fear of losing their jobs, not getting a holiday bonus, not getting promoted, or being socially ostracized. This is understandable, and I wouldn’t blame them, although I wouldn’t respect them either. But what are people of higher position afraid of — the heads and owners of businesses? What is threatening them? Indeed, nobody is going to drive them out of their positions or take their business, though fear of boycotts can be realistic.  They are afraid of various inconveniences: negative articles in the leftist press, social shunning, frivolous lawsuits, loss of state and federal licenses, government contracts, unexpected audits by the IRS, fines for alleged violations of minorities’ rights, and the like small and large troubles.

People think that if they keep quiet, then the pendulum will swing back and everything will sort itself out. But comfort kills the will to resist and produces conformism, which inevitably leads to stagnation, degradation of society, reduction of living standards and, finally, to loss of that very comfort.

So what are we to do? I am not calling anyone to the barricades but only ask: Don’t live by lies. The least any of us can do today is not participate in lies of the CRT and other political correctness: not watch their movies, not read their newspapers, not vote for the conformist candidates, not support them financially, and certainly never buy anything that in a politically correct manner is singing and dancing on a TV or computer screen.

Read more at: AmericanThinker.com

©Royal A. Brown III. All rights reserved.

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House Republicans Request Gov’t Watchdog Investigate Foreign Investments In American Farmland

By The Daily Caller

More than 100 House Republicans are asking a government watchdog to probe foreign investments in U.S. farmland, including those by China, which they say may present national and food security concerns.

Led by Reps. Glenn Thompson of Pennsylvania and James Comer of Kentucky, the lawmakers on Saturday called on the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to study foreign farmland ownership and how the U.S. government is monitoring acquisitions, a letter shows. There has been an uptick in foreign investments and ownership, which may be “underreported” due to the U.S. Agriculture Department’s (USDA) unreliable data, the Republicans say.

The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 requires foreigners with U.S. land to disclose holdings with USDA’s Farm Service Agency. USDA’s data has beenfound in the last several years to not fully cover foreign investments.

Foreign investment and ownership of U.S. agricultural land has roughly doubled between 2010 and 2020, the Republicans noted in their letter. Foreign investors were also found in a December 2020 USDA report to hold about 37.6 million acres of agricultural land in the U.S.

Canadian investors were found in the 2020 USDA report to own the largest share of U.S. land — at 32% or 12.4 million acres. The Netherlands accounted for 13%, Italy at 7%, and the United Kingdom at 6%, while China held 352,140 acres, or under 1% of foreign investments.

“China’s ownership of U.S. farmland is a threat to our food security and national security,” Comer, the top Republican on the House Oversight Committee, told the Daily Caller News Foundation. “An affordable, reliable food supply is critical to our nation’s well-being and prosperity and we must ensure America maintains control of our nation’s resources.

Lawmakers have previously sounded the alarm over Chinese investments in U.S. land. The Republicans in their letter specifically cite one Chinese company’s purchase of North Dakota farmland located near a U.S. Air Force base “that is home to top-secret drone technology.”

General Atomics, a top defense contractor, said Sept. 20 its confidentiality of weapons at the facility could be breached should it “conduct significant test and evaluation efforts related to unmanned aircraft, radar systems, and other advanced military technologies.”

“Concerns have also been expressed that foreign investment in U.S. farmland could result in foreign control of available U.S. farmland, especially prime agricultural lands, and possibly lead to foreign control over food production and food prices,” the letter said.

The Republicans are looking for GOA to provide information on how its Farm Service Agency collects data and ensures data reliability — as well as how its data collection methods have changed since reporting requirements began in 1978 with the passage of The Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act.

A GAO spokesman told the DCNF that the watchdog “received” the Republicans’ request and will decide within roughly two weeks whether it will probe the investments.

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GABE KAMINSKY

Investigative reporter.

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How Dual Diagnosis Affects Veterans

By Kevin Morris Delphi Behavioral Health Group

Dual diagnosis is one of the most important concepts in assessing and diagnosing the complexities of substance use disorders (SUDs) and mental health. Even before the era of COVID-19, it was estimated that upwards of 8.2 million people had dual diagnosis. While dual diagnosis plays a vital part in connecting the puzzle pieces for anyone with an SUD, it turns out that dual diagnosis is especially prevalent among veterans. Here’s how dual diagnosis affects veterans and how we can help.

What Dual Diagnosis Is

The first piece of the puzzle is exploring the question of what dual diagnosis is. On its face, it might sound like a phenomenon to describe different SUDs that people experience at the same time, such as someone who struggles with alcohol addiction and benzodiazepine addiction, for example. This example and any variety of co-occurring SUDs can certainly make up a dual diagnosis. However, while dual diagnosis can speak to the complex condition of multiple SUDs at once, it most commonly refers to the connection between SUD and mental health.

For example, dual diagnosis identifies the co-occurring phenomenon of an SUD alongside mental health issues, such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, schizophrenia, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The effectiveness of dual diagnosis is its respect for the complexities of addiction and the distinction between mental health and substance use.

Often, the mental unhealth of people who struggle with substance abuse is dismissed merely as the side effect of the substances they abuse. While this is certainly possible, it is not always the case, and the failure to distinguish between substance abuse and mental health can often leave people with an inadequate treatment plan and an unsuccessful recovery. Dual diagnosis seeks to investigate, diagnose, and ultimately treat people based on their full medical and personal/family history. On this last point, we can begin to sense the importance and the connection between dual diagnosis and veterans.

Dual Diagnosis and Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) shares on its website the mental health resources available for veterans. Moreover, mental health crises are so common among enlisted and veteran military service members that a military mental health crisis line is available, too. Common mental health conditions that military veterans experience include:

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depression
  • Sexual trauma
  • PTSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Substance use

When we think about the demands and complexities of military service, it’s easy to understand why this is the case. Perhaps the most common mental health crisis military veterans experience is PTSD. The reason for this is complex, but it includes issues such as combat experience, isolation, traumatic dreams, and the service era that veterans served in the military, such as World War II or the Vietnam War.

Military service members face a complex set of problems, risks, and deadly threats. Unfortunately, suicide is a regular threat for those who cannot cope with the mental and physical demands of military service, and suicide deaths are predicated by substance use in as many as 45% of army suicide attempts alone. After serving faithfully in the military, these problems do not simply go away with certificates or service medals; they carry on in the mental experience of those who transition from enlisted to veterans.

What to Do

It cannot be understated just how important dual diagnosis is among the military veteran community. However, dual diagnosis is only part of the problem. What can and should follow dual diagnosis is treatment. In this way, we should all be reminded of the crucial part we play, both in understanding and supporting the complexities of SUDs and mental health among our beloved veterans.

The better we understand the complex nature of what military veterans struggle with, the better we can support them in their recovery. Additionally, the better we understand the role of dual diagnosis among veterans, the more we can serve those who struggle with SUD and mental health conditions that have not yet received treatment. If you or someone you love is a veteran with an SUD and mental health issues, it is vital to seek out the medical help you need — medical help that takes the concept of dual diagnosis seriously.

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