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VIDEO: Fracking Our Way to Energy Independence

By Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow

We live in a world where we take countless conveniences for granted.

We heat and cool our homes with the turn of a knob or press of a button. We turn on the lights for as long as we like with the flip of a switch.

What makes all this modern ease possible?

Reliable, affordable energy. And much of that is thanks to hydraulic fracturing, aka “fracking.”

Check out CFACT’s latest “Conservation Nation” video which highlights the importance of fracking in our daily lives.

Of course, not everyone recognizes fracking’s importance. Many on the Left view the affordable energy fracking provides as something to be attacked, not praised.

And attack they have. Fracking has come under criticism from the media, activists, and liberal politicians at all levels.

Can fracking, and the many small family-owned operators within the industry, survive?

That’s what Gabriella Hoffman investigates on the latest episode of CFACT’s Conservation Nation YouTube series. Hoffman gets the perspective straight from the operators and rig workers themselves.

Watch the new segment.

While the first segment explores how fracking works, “Part 2” takes on the purported claims of environmental harm it causes as well as the impact regulatory assaults are having on the industry.

This winter, whenever you shuffle to the thermostat and turn it up a couple degrees, remember to think of the workers who are out in the field harvesting the energy we all take for granted.

They deserve to be thanked and appreciated – not vilified by politicians and the media.

Watch the latest episode of Conservation Nation here and learn the facts.

WATCH PART 1: Drilling into the truth behind fracking.

EDITORS NOTE: This CFACT column with video are republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

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Media’s Propaganda Services for Idol Fidel Castrol Continue—Five Years After His Death

By Agustin Blazquez

Five years ago this week a 90 year old Fidel Castro died peacefully in bed—a longevity and manner of passing he denied tens of thousands of his subjects. Naturally the big guns of the Democrat Party and Mainstream Media tried to give “balance” to his Stalinist regime’s “achievements” vs. its methodology. And some of them paid dearly—made to look like total jackasses—for their asinine commentary, Soledad O’Brien in particular.

The Castro regime (many of the same people running Cuba today) jailed and tortured political prisoners at a higher rate than Stalin did during the Great Terror. They murdered more Cubans in their first three years in power than Hitler’s regime murdered Germans during their first six.

And yet:

“Fidel Castro could have been Cuba’s Elvis!” (Dan Rather)

The Castro regime shattered — through mass-executions, mass-jailings, mass larceny and exile — virtually every family on the island of Cuba. Many opponents of the Castro regime qualify as the longest-suffering political prisoners in modern history, having suffered prison camps, forced labor and torture chambers for a period three times as long in Fidel Castro’s Gulag as Alexander Solzhenitsyn suffered in Stalin’s Gulag.

And yet:

“Fidel Castro is very shy and sensitive, I frankly like him and regard him as a friend.” (Democratic presidential candidate, Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, and “Conscience of the Democratic party,” George Mc Govern.)

Fidel and Raul Castro beat ISIS to the game by over half a century. As early as January 1959 they were filming their murders for the media-shock value.

And yet:

“Fidel Castro first and foremost is and always has been a committed egalitarian. He wanted a system that provided the basic needs to all. Cuba has superb systems of health care and universal education…We greeted each other as old friends.”  (Former President of the United States and official “Elder Statesman” of the Democratic party, Jimmy Carter.)

The Castro brothers also came closest of anyone in history to (wantonly) starting a worldwide nuclear war.

In the above process the Castros converted a highly-civilized nation with a higher standard of living than much of Europe and swamped with immigrants into a slum/sewer ravaged by tropical diseases and with the highest suicide rate in the Western hemisphere.

And yet:

“Fidel Castro is old-fashioned, courtly–even paternal, a thoroughly fascinating figure!” (NBC’s Andrea Mitchell.)

Over TWENTY TIMES as many people (and counting) have died trying to escape Castro’s Cuba as died trying to escape East Germany. Yet prior to Castroism, Cuba received more immigrants per-capita than almost any nation on earth—more than the U.S. did including the Ellis Island years, in fact.   

And yet:

“Viva Fidel! Viva Che!” (Two-time candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination Jesse Jackson, bellowed while arm in arm with Fidel Castro himself in 1984.)

Fidel Castro helped train and fund practically every terror group on earth, from the Weathermen to Puerto Rico’s Macheteros, from Argentina’s Montoneros, to Colombia’s FARC, from the Black Panthers to the IRA and from the PLO to Al-Fatah.

Would anyone guess any of the above from reading or listening to the mainstream media, or the (Fake) History Channel, upon his death—or since?

In fact, from their reactions, all that dancing in the streets of Miami’s Little Havana when Fidel finally croaked seemed to strike many mainstream Media talking heads as odd, if not downright unseemly.

According to the scholars and researchers at the Cuba Archive, the Castro regime’s total death toll–from torture, prison beatings, firing squads, machine gunning of escapees, drownings, etc.–approaches 100,000. Cuba’s population in 1960 was 6.4 million. According to the human rights group Freedom House, 500,000 Cubans (young and old, male and female) have passed through Castro’s prison and forced-labor camps. This puts Fidel Castro’s political incarceration rate right up there with his hero Stalin’s.

It’s not enough that liberals refuse to acknowledge any justification for the Cuban-American celebrations upon his death. No, on top of that here’s the type of thing the celebrants are accustomed to hearing from the media and famous Democrats:

“Castro’s personal magnetism is still powerful, his presence is still commanding. Cuba has very high literacy, and Castro has brought great health care to his country.” (Barbara Walters.)

“Fidel Castro is one helluva guy!” (CNN founder Ted Turner.)

Whatever else you might say about Fidel Castro, nobody ever accused him of misreading the U.S. mainstream media.

“Much more valuable to us than military recruits for our guerrilla army were recruiting American reporters to export our propaganda.” (Fidel Castro’s sidekick Che Guevara, 1959.)

“Without the help of the New York Timesthe Revolution in Cuba would never have been.” (Fidel Castro while pinning a medal on NY Times reporter Herbert Matthews, April, 1959.)

As seen from the quotes above, the propaganda services by much of the mainstream media for the Castro regime continues apace—despite half a century of terror-sponsorship, mass-murder, and mass-torture by their hero and his successors.


Humberto Fontova

EDITORS NOTE: This column is republished with permission. All rights reserved.

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TAKE ACTION: U.S. Senate considers Build Back Better $5 trillion socialist spending bill.

By Florida Family Association

U.S. Senate considers Build Back Better $5 trillion socialist spending bill. Please send email to moderate Democrat Senators.

Click here to send your email to urge Senators Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Kelly, Maggie Hassan, Jon Tester, Chris Coons, Tom Carper and Angus King to vote against the Build Back better bill.

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The United States Senate is currently considering the $1.75 trillion Build Back Better bill after it passed in the House of Representatives.  CBO scores the bill at $1.68 trillion.   However, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget estimates the current cost at $2.2 trillion but rising to $4.9 trillion with extensions.

Senator Bill Hagerty slams Biden’s Build Back Better, says it’s designed to create government reliance.  Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ is the very definition of cradle-to-grave, big-government dependency.  Democrats would pull the ladder from aspiring Americans and create a permanent status of government-run mediocrity.  Senator Lindsey Graham said this about Build Back Better. “This is the biggest step toward socialism in my lifetime.”  Socialism is hostile toward a wide range of liberties that Americans have cherished for hundreds of years.  Socialism is very oppressive toward religious liberties especially towards Christians and Jews.  Socialism has a long history of suppressing freedom of speech which is witnessed daily in the leftist run “cancel culture.”

The Build Back Better bill will most likely add more inflationary spending that will further exacerbate grocery costs, gasoline prices, and home energy costs.  It will also increase the tax burden on taxpayers, take valuable resources needed to strengthen Medicare, expand socialist spending and increase the national debt.

Not only will the additional new spending proposed for green energy likely increase inflation it would also most likely impair the production of current affordable energy sources that Americans have relied upon for decades.

It is estimated that Medicare will run out of funds in 2026. Instead of wasting trillions of dollars on ineffective green energy and creating new social programs congress should be legislatively working to find ways to strengthen Medicare.

Many provisions of Build Back Better are priced for the short term but when calculations consider extensions the cost of the bill drastically increases close to $5 trillion.

President Biden tells Americans that “Build Back Better will reduce not increase inflation.”  He tells Americans that the “bill is fully funded and won’t cost taxpayers a dime.”  Americans are tired of such lies and have had enough of irresponsible public policies that have hurt their family budgets and threatened their public safety.

Florida Family Association has prepared an email for you to send to urge moderate Democrat Senators Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Kelly, Maggie Hassan, Jon Tester, Chris Coons, Tom Carper and Angus King to vote against the Build Back better bill.

To send your email, please click the following link, enter your name and email address then click the “Send Your Message” button. You may also edit the subject or message text if you wish.

Click here to send your email to urge Senators Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Mark Kelly, Maggie Hassan, Jon Tester, Chris Coons, Tom Carper and Angus King to vote against the Build Back better bill.

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Senator Angus King, Maine

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The Muslim Oath Project

By Dr. Stephen M. Kirby, PhD

“It’s more than just about having three Muslims in Congress.  I think symbolically it has great value, but I won’t rest until 2020 we have five more members of Congress; 2022 and 24, we have ten more Muslims in Congress.  In 2030 we may have about 30, 35 Muslims in Congress.  Then we’re talking about Madame Chair Rashida.  We’re talking about Madame Chair Ilhan.  Hell, we could be saying Speaker of the House Ilhan, Speaker of the House Rashida, Senator Rashida, Governor Ilhan, President Fatima, Vice President Aziza, Inshah’ Allah…Each and every one of us has a directive to represent Islam, in all of our imperfections, but to represent Islam and let the world know that Muslims are here to stay, and Muslims are a part of America.  And we will, we will have a Muslim caucus that is sizable, that is formidable, and that is there for you.” – U.S. Congressman Andre Carson at the CAIR Community Congressional Reception, January 10, 2019

People in public office in the United States at the local, state, and federal levels are required to take an oath of office that requires them to swear, or affirm, to support the U.S. Constitution.  This is based on Article 6, Clause 3 of that Constitution (the “Oaths Clause”).

The 2019 elections saw an increase in the number of Muslims re-elected and newly elected to public office across the United States, and as part of their oaths of office they each must swear to support the U.S. Constitution.  The upcoming 2020 elections have seen an increase in the number of Muslim candidates running for public office.  If elected, these candidates will have to take an oath of office in which they swear to support the U.S. Constitution.

However, as I showed in my latest book Islamic Doctrine versus the U.S. Constitution: The Dilemma for Muslim Public Officials, there are many core tenets of Islam that are irreconcilably in conflict with much of that Constitution.

It is only natural then to ask a Muslim running for office, or one currently in office, how they personally resolve the irreconcilable conflict between laws in the U.S. Constitution and core tenets of Islamic Doctrine.

So, I decided to ask.

On December 9th and 16th of 2019 I sent four questions to 80 Muslim public officials across the United States, asking them to choose between the U.S. Constitution or Islamic Doctrine.

On February 10, 2020 I sent these same four questions to 36 Muslim candidates running for public office across the United States.  On February 17, 2020 I sent the same questions again to those Muslim candidates who had not responded.

I have detailed this in these two articles:

Since February 2020, I have contacted over 100 additional Muslim public officials and candidates, resulting in a total of over 200 having been contacted.  Some responded to the four questions without expressing support for the U.S. Constitution over Islamic Doctrine.  Others responded by expressing support for the U.S. Constitution.  Those expressing that support are identified at the beginning of the list below.  However, most of the Muslim public officials and candidates have not expressed support for the U.S Constitution or simply not responded, and they are listed below by State.  More names will be added to the list as additional Muslim public officials and candidates are identified.

Interesting Replies

Multiple replies from Pious Ali – City Council of Portland, Maine:

  • The Inquisition ended in 1834… Where are you located again?  I have taking [sic] that oath three times, It [sic] never says I should answer to bigots who live outside my jurisdiction, I hope your week is going well…I will not answer any of your racist anti-Muslim questions.

Zainab Baloch – Former Candidate, Mayor of Raleigh, North Carolina:

  • I didn’t miss it [my first e-mail]. If I have time to respond to your harassing questions, I will. Have a great week!

Shahana Hanif – Candidate New York City Council, tweeted:

  • Just in case you’re wondering what it’s like to be a Muslim woman from Brooklyn running for office: [followed by the Muslim Oath Project questions]
  • Numerous comments from her supporters followed, none of which the candidate disavowed: “crap”, “POS”, “ridiculous”, “shameful”, “vile and ignorant”, “white privelaged male” [sic], “known bigot”, etc., etc.
  • Dr. Kirby replied: “We did have 14 Muslim public officials/candidates who were willing to express support for the U.S. Constitution. I’m sorry you were not one of them.”

The List

Expressed Support for the U.S. Constitution:

Deedra Abboudd – Candidate Maricopa County Board of Supervisors, Arizona

Dalia Al-Aqidi – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (MN-5)

Iman-Utopia Layjou Bah – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (AZ-2)

Christopher Benjamin – Florida State House of Representatives Response

Nada Elmikashfi – Candidate Wisconsin State Senate  

Mohammad Iqbal – Kane County Board, Kane County, Illinois

Turan Kayaoglu – Puyallup School Board, Puyallup, WA

Rashid Malik – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (GA-7)

Shammas Malik – City Council, Akron, OH

Ali Mazarei – Candidate California State Assembly

Imtiaz Ahmad Mohammad – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (FL-22)

Public Official Preferred Anonymity – Eastern U.S.

Candidate for Public Office Preferred Anonymity – Eastern U.S.

Candidate for Public Office Preferred Anonymity – Central U.S.

Public Official Preferred Anonymity – Western U.S.

Public Official Preferred Anonymity – Western U.S. 

Candidate for Public Office Preferred Anonymity – Western U.S.

Would Not Express Support for the U.S Constitution (by State)


Yassamin Ansari – Candidate, Phoenix City Council

Muhammad Arif – Candidate United States Senate Response

Muktar Sheikh – Balsz Elementary School DistrictCalifornia

Kaisar Ahmed – Candidate San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors

Waseem Ahmed – Mayor of Chowchilla

Aziz Akbari – Alameda County Water District Director

Maimona Afzal Berta – Franklin-McKinley School Board

Shahid Buttar – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (CA-12)

Aliya Chisti – San Francisco City College Board of Trustees

Halim Dhanidina – Associate Justice for the Second District Court of Appeal

Omar Din – Sunnyvale City Council

Basim Elkarra – Twin Rivers Unified Board of Trustees

Javed I. Ellahie – Monte Sereno City Council

Hosam Haggag – Santa Clara City Clerk

Sam Hindi – Foster City, City Council

Fatima Shahnaz Iqbal-Zubair – Candidate California State Assembly

Al Jabbar – Anaheim Union High School District Board

Farrah N. Khan – Irvine City Council

Antonio Lopez – East Palo Alto City Council 

Anil Muhammed – Torrance Unified School District Board

Gregory A. Pulskamp – Judge Kern County Superior Court

Fauzia Rizvi – Western Municipal Water District (Riverside)

Ali Saleh – Mayor of the City of Bell

Cheryl Sudduth – West County Water District Board of Directors

Ali Sajjad Taj – Artesia City Council

Cenk Uygur – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (CA-25)

Aisha Wahab – Hayward City Council

Sabina Zafar – San Ramon City Council


Iman Jodeh – Candidate Colorado State House of Representatives


Saud Anwar – Connecticut State Senate

Maryam Khan -Windsor Board of Education


Madinah Wilson-Anton – Candidate Delaware State House of Delegates


Anna Eskamani – State House of Representatives

Amira Dajani Fox – State Attorney, 20th Judicial Circuit

Noor Fawzy – Candidate Coral Springs City Commission

Saad Khan – Weston City Commission

Barbara Sharief – Broward County Commissioner 


Amir Farokhi – Atlanta City Council

Ahmed Hassan – Clarkston City Council

Nabilah Islam – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (GA-7)

Sheikh Rahman – Georgia State Senate


Junaid “J” Afeef – Candidate Kane County State’s Attorney

Hadiya Afzal – Candidate DuPage County Board

Bushra Amiwala – Skokie School District 3.5 Board of Education

Sadia Covert – DuPage County Board Member

Rush Darwish – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (IL-3)

Mohammed Faheem – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (IL-8)

Sarah Gad – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (IL-1)

Inam Hussain – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (IL-8)

Moon Khan – Candidate Circuit Court Clerk, DuPage County

Raabia Khan – Oak Grove School District 68 Board of Education

Karim Khoja – Village of Glenview Board of Trustees

Ameena Matthews – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (IL-1) Response

Azam Nizamuddin – Candidate Circuit Judge, Circuit Court of DuPage County

Anisha Patel – Article Heights School District 25 Board of Education

Abdelnasser Rashid – Candidate Cook County Board of Review

Sara Sadat – Lisle Board of Trustees

Alia Sarfraz, Candidate Illinois State House of Representatives


Andre Carson – U.S. House of Representatives (IN – 7)

Fady Qaddoura – Senator-elect, Indiana State Senate


Ako Abdul-Samad – Iowa State House of Representatives

Mazahir Salih – Iowa City, City Council


Pious Ali – City Council of Portland Response

Deqa Dhalac, City Council, South Portland Response

Marwa Hassanien – Bangor School Board

Safiya Khalid, Lewiston City Council

Yusuf Yusuf –  Portland School Board


Raaheela Ahmed – Prince George’s County Board of Education

Hasan M. “Jay” Jalisi – Maryland State House of Delegates

Fazlul Kabir – College Park City Council

Saafir Rabb – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (MD-7)

Sabina Taj – Howard County Board of Education


Mehreen Butt – Wakefield Town Council 

Salina Chowdhury – Candidate Foxborough School Committee

Maya Jamaleddine – Melrose City Council

Afroz Khan – Newburyport City Council

Sarah Khatib – Vice Chair Walpole Planning Board

Ihssane Leckey – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (MA-4)

Fatima Mezdad – Concord School Committee

Nichole Mossalam – Candidate Massachusetts State House of Representatives

Muzammil Nazir – Candidate for Massachusetts State House of Representatives

Patricia O’Brien – Burlington Town Meeting Member

Sumbul Siddiqui – Cambridge City Council



Dave Abdallah – Dearborn Heights City Council

Aamina Ahmed – Policy Advisory Committee, Plymouth-Canton Community Schools

Abraham Aiyash – Candidate for Michigan State Senate

Fadel Al-Marsoumi – Hamtramck City Council

Mohammed Alsomiri – Hamtramck City Council

Sam Baydoun – Wayne County Commissioner

Bill Bazzi – Dearborn Heights City Council

Hussein Berry – Dearborn School Board

Stephanie Fakih – Bloomfield Township Trustee

Nayeem Leon Choudhury – Hamtramck City Council

Susan Dabaja – Dearborn City Council

Dima El-Gamal, Candidate for Re-election Bloomfield Hills School Board

Salwa Fawaz – Crestwood School Board Response

Abdul “Al” Haidous – Wayne County Commissioner

Abdullah Hammoud – Michigan State House of Representatives

Fadwa Hammoud – Michigan Solicitor General

Mohammed Hassan – Hamtramck City Council

Ahmed Ismail – Grosse Pointe School Board

Angela Jaffer – Northville School Board

Yameen Jaffer – Pittsfield Board of Trustees

Saima Khalil – Candidate Macomb County Prosecutor

Yasir Khogali – Plymouth District Library Board

Adel Mozip – Dearborn School Board

Solomon Rajput – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (MI-12)

Bilal (Bill) Saad – Underground Storage Tank Authority Board

Mohammed Sabbagh – Crestwood School District Board

Eric Sabree – Wayne County Treasurer

Mike Sareini – Dearborn City Council

Rashida Tlaib – U.S. House of Representatives (MI-13)


Abdullahi Abdulle – New Brighton City Council

Fartun Ahmed – Hopkins School Board Director

Safia Ahmed – Candidate Minnesota State House of Representatives

Abdisalam Adam – Fridley School Board

Leila Shukri Adan (D), Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (MN-5) Response

Siad Ali – Minneapolis Board of Education Director

Hala Asamarai – Columbia Heights School Board Response

AJ Awed – Candidate Minneapolis City Council

Abdirizak Bihi – Candidate Minneapolis City Council

Sharon Dumas El-Amin – Minneapolis Board of Education

Jeremiah Ellison – Minneapolis City Council

Keith Ellison – Minnesota State Attorney General

Omar Fateh – Candidate Minnesota State Senate

AK Hassan – Minneapolis Park Board Commissioner

Hodan Hassan – Minnesota State House of Representatives

Amir Malik – Candidate Minnesota House of Representatives

Nadia Mohamed – St. Louis Park City Council

Mohamud Noor – Minnesota State House of Representatives

Sahra Odowa – Candidate Minnesota State Senate

Suud Olat – Candidate Minneapolis City Council Response

Ilhan Omar – U.S. House of Representatives (MN-5) 

Jamal Osman – Candidate Minneapolis City Council

Saciido Shaie – Candidate Minneapolis City Council

Abdi Warsame – Executive Director/CEO Minneapolis Public Housing Authority

New Hampshire

Aboul Khan – New Hampshire State House of Representatives

New Jersey

Alaa Abdelaziz – Paterson City Council

Fahim K. Abedrabbo – Clifton Public Schools Board of Education

Tahsina Ahmed – Borough of Haledon City Council

Assad Akhtar – Passaic County Freeholder

Mussab Ali – Jersey City Board of Education

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (NJ-6)

Mounir Almaita – Borough of Haledon City Council

Mustafa Al-Mutazzim Brent – City Council of East Orange City Response

Sahar Aziz – Westfield School Board

Alp Basaran – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (NJ-9)

Ibrahim Baycora – Chief of Police, Paterson

Jamillah Beasley – Irvington Municipal Council

Cynthia Brown – City Clerk East Orange

Adam Chaabane – Woodland Park Board of Education

Yasmin Elshami – Saddle River Board of Education

Ted Green – Mayor East Orange City

Mohammed Hameeduddin – Mayor of Teaneck

Rashon Hasan – Board Chair Roseville Board of Education

Dawn Haynes – Newark Public Schools School Board

Melinda Huerta – West Orange Board of Education

Mohammed Hussain – Prospect Park Board of Education

Smita Nadia Hussain – Bloomingdale Board of Education

Sadaf Jaffer – Mayor of Montgomery Township

Mohamed T. Khairullah – Mayor of the City of Prospect Park

Shahin Khalique – Paterson City Council

Alaa Matari – Prospect Park City Council

Alfred Mohammed – Linden City Council

MD Hossain Morshed – City Council of Atlantic City

Raghib Muhammad – Montgomery Township Board of Education

Nuran Nabi – Plainsboro Township Committee

Niaz Nadim – Prospect Park Board of Education

Salim Patel – Passaic City Council

Kamran Quraishi – Montgomery Township Committee

Mohammad Ramadan – Haledon Board of Education

Yousef Saleh – City Council of Jersey City

Denise Sanders – Teaneck Board of Education

Kaleem Shabazz – City Council of Atlantic City Response

Khizar A. Sheikh – Mountain Lakes Borough City Council

Siaka Sherif – Orange Board of Education

Dr. Nancy Uddin – Monmouth Regional High School District Board of Education

Hazim Yassin – Red Bank City Council

Adnan Zakaria – Prospect Park City Council

Esllam Zakaria – Prospect Park Board of Education

Muhammad ‘Anjum’ Zia – City Council of Atlantic City

New Mexico

Abbas Akhil – New Mexico State House of Representatives

New York

Tahanie Aboushi – Candidate Manhattan District Attorney

Shaniyat Chowdhury – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (NY-5)

Charles Fall – New York State Assembly

Shahana Hanif – Candidate New York City Council

Mahfuzul Islam – Candidate New York State Assembly

Robert Jackson – New York State Senate

Mary Jobaida – Candidate New York State Assembly

Badrun Nahar Khan – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (NY-14)

Zohran Kwame Mamdani – Candidate New York State Assembly

Oz Sultan – Candidate New York State Senate

North Carolina

Nida Allam – Candidate Durham County Commissioner

Zainab Baloch – Candidate Mayor of Raleigh Response

Nasif Majeed – North Carolina State House of Representatives

Mujtaba A. Mohammed – North Carolina State Senate


Dr. N. J. Akbar – Akron Board of Education

Mohamed Al-Hamdani – Dayton Public Schools Board of Education

Mohamud Jama – Candidate Ohio State House of Representatives

Basheer Jones – Cleveland City Council

Reem Subei – Candidate Ohio State Senate

Omar Tarazi – Hilliard City Council


Mauree Turner – Oklahoma State House


Mohamed Alyajouri – Portland Community College Director

Nafisa Fai – Washington County Commissioner

Nadia Hasan – Beaverton City Council


Rochelle Bilal – Philadelphia City Sheriff

Jason Dawkins – Pennsylvania State House of Representatives

Curtis Jones Jr. – Philadelphia City Council

Nusrat Rashid – Delaware County Court of Common Pleas

Omar Sabir – Philadelphia City Commission

Sheikh Siddique – Upper Darby Township Council

Sharif Street – Pennsylvania State Senate


Zulfat Suara – Nashville Metropolitan Council


Salman Bhojani – Euless City Council

Rabeea Collier – Judge for the 113th Civil District Court of Harris County

Nuzhat Hye – Irving Independent School District Board of Trustees

Dalia Kasseb – Candidate for Brazoria County Municipal Utility District Board Director

Naushad Kermally – Sugar Land City Council

Letitia Plummer – Houston City Council

Shahid Shafi – Southlake City Council


Mohamed Baayd – Candidate Salt Lake City School Board

Fatima Dirie – Candidate Utah State House of Representatives


 Naila Alam – Herndon Town Council

Hala Ayala – Virginia State House of Delegates

Buta Biberaj – Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney

Ghazala Hashmi – Virginia State Senate

Haseeb Javed – Manassas Park City Council

Babur Lateef – Prince William County School Board

Harris Mahedavi – Loudon County School Board

Zainab Mohsini – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (VA-11)

Abrar Omeish – Fairfax County School Board

Atif Qarni – Secretary of Education

Qasim Rashid – Candidate U.S. House of Representatives (VA-1)

Sam Rasoul – Virginia State House of Delegates

Ibraheem Samirah – Virginia State House of Delegates

Mohamed E. Seifeldein – Alexandria City Council

Lisa Zargarpur – Prince William County School Board



Zak Idan – Tukwila City Council

Riaz Khan – Mukilteo City Council

Varisha Khan – Redmond City Council

Washington DC

Marcus Goodwin – Candidate Washington DC Council At-Large


Syed Abbas – Alderman of the Madison Common Council

Samba Baldeh – Alderman of the Madison Common Council

Minza Karim – Middleton-Cross Plains Board of Education

Akram Khan – Mequon School Board member

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Tyranny with a Needle

By Kelleigh Nelson

“A strict observance of the written laws is doubtless one of the high duties of a good citizen, but it is not the highest. The laws of necessity, of self-preservation, of saving our country when in danger, are of a higher obligation…To lose our country by a scrupulous adherence to written law would be to lose the law itself, with life, liberty, property and all those who are enjoying them with us; thus, absurdly sacrificing the ends to the means.” – Thomas Jefferson, Letter to J.B. Colvin, September 20, 1780

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent, we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington

“The liberties of a people never were, nor ever will be, secure, when the transactions of their rulers may be concealed from them.” – Patrick Henry

“Tyranny is tyranny, no matter what its form; the free man will resist it if his courage serves.” Judge Learned Hand

Our only weapon is the truth and, in the end, the truth must always defeat the lie. Ten years ago, we would have been shocked and outraged by the very idea of censorship, but I’m afraid we’ve all become acclimated to cruelty and injustice by being exposed to it in steadily increasing doses throughout the years.

Intolerable wrongs we accept now as a matter of course, would have provoked marches in the streets and calls for new elections only a few years ago.  I cannot accept injustice any more now than I did as a teenager with my mother constantly educating me on the evils that could befall America. Fear laden propaganda has become steadily more oppressive where citizens are tempted to believe whatever our Pravda media and medical hierarchy tell them.

How quickly medical staff bowed to the “protocols for Covid patients,” when so many of the tests were false positives, many died unnecessarily and early treatment was ignored. That didn’t stop hospitals, corporations and schools from genuflecting to the Covid jab mandates.  It was never about life saving treatment, it was about the jab.

America’s Health Care Decline

If you haven’t purchased a copy of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s book, The Real Anthony Fauci, you are missing a great and informative read on a vile and odious man who has done nothing to improve America’s health care and is an unelected autocratic leader.  Fauci is a combination of Hitler, Mengele and Goebbels, the evil leader, doctor and propagandist.

Robert Kennedy states, “When Dr. Fauci took office, America was still ranked among the world’s healthiest populations. An August 2021 study by the Commonwealth Fund ranked America’s health care system dead last among industrialized nations, with the highest infant mortality and the lowest life expectancy.  ‘If health care were an Olympic sport, the US might not qualify in a competition with other high-income nations,’ laments the study’s lead author, Eric Schneider, who serves as Senior Vice President for Policy and Research at the Commonwealth Fund.”

“Following WWII, life expectancy in the US climbed for five decades, making Americans among the longest-lived people in the developed world.  IQ also grew steadily by three points each decade since 1900.  But as Tony Fauci spent the 1990s expanding the pharmaceutical and chemical paradigm, instead of public health, the pace of both longevity and intelligence slowed.  The life expectancy decrease widened the gap between the US and its peers to nearly five years, and American children have lost seven IQ points since 2000.”

Congress had specifically charged Dr. Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to investigate and prevent certain illnesses within the American public.  Instead, allergies, autoimmune and chronic illnesses have mushroomed to afflict 54 percent of children, up from 12.8 percent when Fauci took over NIAID in 1984.

People from every nation would journey to America to receive the finest in health care worldwide.  That is no longer true.

Drs. Fauci, Birx and Redfield were chosen by VP Michael Pence, the Trojan Horse within the Trump administration. Trump chose Pence to head the Covid Task Force, so the buck stops with our 45th President.  It took Pence’s January 6th failure to save the Trump presidency and the Republic before our favorite 21st century president realized the deep state neo-con he had chosen stabbed him in the back, and the Republic in the heart.

Coverup to Catastrophe

People are being damaged every day via Covid inoculations and Covid doesn’t even exist anymore.  Many of the vaxxed who carry 251 to 1000 of the viral loads in their nasal and oral pathways are spreading the enhanced variants.

The lie is that the uninoculated are spreading the virus!  No, it’s the twice or thrice jabbed who are spreading illness and death. Look at the highly inoculated states compared to the lower jabbed states…it’s obvious.  There are more people sick and dying who have been vaxxed than those who have abstained.  (Michael Yon calls us “pure bloods.”)  According to the New York Times, the least vaccinated states of West Virginia, Idaho, Wyoming, Mississippi and Alabama are seeing a fall in case numbers.

Attorney Aaron Siri has published an initial report addressing information he demanded and received via civil lawsuit from the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Those subpoenaed FDA files prove they knew the Pfizer vax has dangerous side effects.

That hasn’t stopped our Pravda media from making demands of their illegitimate leader.  CNBC host Jim Cramer called on President Joe Biden to not only require forced vaccination of all Americans, but he also wants the military to enforce it!  Cramer adds that in order to put an end to this “pandemic,” the federal government needs to require vaccines, including booster shots, for everyone in America by, say, January 1st.”

On Steve Bannon’s November 26th show, Peter Navarro said, “There has to be an end immediately to the universal vax policy.  It’s very clear and Dr. Malone can talk about the science of this, and that we are running the risk of creating vaccine resistant mutations. They are proliferating. That could wind up doing great harm to people around the world who, ironically, are vaccinated.  That policy is not working.  The Malone/Navarro doctrine is to vaccinate only the most vulnerable targets. Always remember that we are not really vaccinating people, that is not a vaccination.”

Peter Navarro and Dr. Robert Malone are still pushing this vax for the “most vulnerable.”  Who are they?  The elderly, often referred to as “useless eaters” by the proponents of depopulation and genocide, are most likely to have deleterious side effects from the jab.

Bill Gates believes we must reduce the population of the world by at least a billion people and this will be done by abortion and vaccine euthanasia, whereas United Nations Agenda 21/30 believes the world population must be reduced by 85 percent.  Most of their vaccination program had disastrous results, causing the very illness, polio for example in India, and sterilizing young women in Kenya with modified tetanus vaccines. Many of the children died. Many of the programs were carried out with the backing of the World Health Organization (WHO) and, yes, the UN Agency responsible for the Protection of Children, UNICEF.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. is calling for “Investigations into the ‘Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’ for Medical Malpractice and Crimes Against Humanity.” Also see, Coronavirus – No Vaccine Is Needed to Cure It.

All Roads Lead to the Vaccine

There are places in Southeast Asia and Europe where the groundwork is being laid for compulsory vaccination, where you’ll be forcibly jabbed.  That is how bad the stakeholders want vaccination.  The stakeholders are Pfizer, Moderna, J&J, AstraZeneca, the CDC, NIH, FDA, AMA, the White House, Gates Foundation and WHO.  We’ve never had this before, this massive propaganda program.

It’s a “needle in every arm,” as Dr. Peter McCullough has explained in many interviews.  As for Covid recovered patients, why would these stakeholders want a needle in every arm when recovered have God’s natural immunity?

Only two months of investigations were done for these jabs that could give you everything from a sore arm to death.  They take your information, get you to sign a release and you are now in a database.

Recent visits to two new hand surgeons, since my previous surgeon retired early, have let me know that they are all about the protocols to save their sorry backsides, and they refuse to believe in God’s natural immunity. They tell me I should get the vax despite recovery from C-19 and verified antibodies.  I have been in the home of a friend who is 48 and has Delta and was very sick.  I am not worried that I will catch anything.

North Carolina just passed a law that 12-year-old youngsters can make their own decisions on the vax, and it could be their fatal decision. In America and in Europe, thousands die on days one, two, and three after the vaccine.  This is despotic tyranny.

Why are we pushing this in a way where people’s jobs, education and livelihood decide on a position that is potentially fatal?  So many parents want their children to go to college this year, but they don’t want them forced into taking an experimental jab that could kill or cripple them.  The internet is full of these cases; blood clots, strokes, immediate death, pericarditis and myocarditis to name just a few.  Dr. Peter McCullough says that he cannot recommend this injection because it has passed all thresholds to being a safe product.  It’s not just Johnson and Johnson, in fact, more of the safety events have occurred with Pfizer and Moderna.

There are now papers by prominent worldwide scientists calling for a halt in the program. There are prominent virologists, including Nobel Prize winners who have said, “If we vax to the long-gone Wuhan Covid spike protein, it’s going to grow super bugs that will really wipe out populations.” Dr. Michael Yeadon, former top scientist and VP at Pfizer has said, “You are 50 times more likely to die of the vax than of Covid.”

I believe this is what is wanted by the stakeholders…depopulation via genocide and vaccine euthanasia.

Dr. Peter McCullough believes indiscriminate vaccination is a horrendous bioweapon that has been thrust onto the public and will cause great personal harm which it already has accomplished.


Only one percent of the vaccine death and adverse events are reported on the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) in America.  Why?  It takes a half hour to fill out the report and at the end of every page it says, “Warning, federal offense and severe fines and penalties if falsified reports.”

People are talking to each other; they know the vaccines are not safe and now they want children without parental oversight to have these jabs! And get this…now they want to be in the church!  If your church promotes this, run to the nearest exit!

Whitney Webb, a professional writer, researcher and journalist said that this is what globalists have been waiting for.  Whitney believes they’re waiting for a way of marking people.  When you get a vaccine, you’re marked in the database and this can be used for trade, commerce, behavior modification. Dr. McCullough says you can see it in Dallas where they’ve announced that you can’t go to a Dallas Mavericks game unless you’re vaccinated.

Colleges today are announcing they’re not giving any credits even to natural God given immunity.  And it goes against all previous science.  Have you had chicken pox, measles, mumps, whooping cough?  You’re immune for life!  Every scientist in the world knows that natural immunity is way better than the vax immunity.  Why is faulty vax immunity the priority and natural immunity doesn’t count?

Dr. McCullough agrees with Whitney Webb and believes the vax is a way of marking people, similar to communist China’s social credit system.  The vax is just the starter, they’re already prepping people for numerous boosters.  McCullough asks, “What product is there that is indemnified, where if something goes wrong, you have no recourse?”  When a pregnant woman gets vaccinated, she has no maternal fetal rights.   Something happens to her baby and she’s out of luck?  This is extraordinary what Americans are doing and accepting.

As of December 4th, 2021, 2,809 dead babies were reported in VAERS following Covid shots.  New documents prove Pfizer, the FDA, and the CDC knew the shots were not safe for pregnant women.

The Nuremberg Code was enacted to stop sadistic human medical experimentation from ever happening again, but individual European states and now the entire E.U. are ready to scrap the code.

A Nuremberg 2.0 trial against world leaders for crimes against humanity has kicked off in Poland.  Attorneys, doctors and researchers are joining together and are willing to go into an international court and testify about the genocidal efforts of those who launched the viral bioweapon and the death shots.  Let us hope and pray that this proves successful for the survival of humanity.

Vaccine Safety Data

Not just our older vaccines, but newer vaccines like shingles, Hepatitis B, Meningococcal vaccines demand a minimum of two years of safety data codified into regulatory rules for the manufacturers.  That was all thrown out for the Covid vax and it was two-month “warp speed.”  The idea that we could vaccinate people who were not even tested in the trials has never been done before.  The very first pregnant woman vaxxed in the US was done without any knowledge of safety or efficacy.

The argument was that Covid was a very bad illness and 600K people died so everyone needs the jab and they need it now.  But as Dr. McCullough and other outspoken and honest physicians and scientists have stated, 85% of those people could have been saved with early home treatments which were actively suppressed and quashed by the stakeholders and Pravda media.  Let’s see the “safety” of these vaccines, because there is none being shown!  Americans never received weekly updates on vaccine safety from federal officials.  The lack of these two things are the largest examples of medical malfeasance, wrongdoing by those in authority, in all medical regulatory history.

There were no updates on treatment, no promotion of early treatment to reduce hospitalization and death, and now when we release the vaccine, why are there no safety updates, why are there no attempts for risk mitigation in terms of making the vaccine program safer?

Dr. McCullough stated, “Never, out of the box, is a brand-new technology tried on a pregnant woman.  We know this vax technology produces the dangerous spike protein. The Wuhan spike protein, the spicule on the ball of the virus itself which damages blood vessels and causes blood clotting, and all of them do, we would never unleash that into a pregnant woman’s body.  Something is very wrong with what’s going on.  What’s going on now in the world, these are examples, clear cut examples, of wrong doing, that is at such a high level.  The group think is in the wrong direction in such a consistent and overwhelming way that people are being harmed in an extraordinary fashion.”


The stakeholders have continually promoted Sars-coV-2 as something far worse than it is to push everyone into accepting the Covid inoculations. Loneliness and lockdowns actually did more damage, but was the impetus to “a needle in every arm.”  Early treatment was the key, but an early treatment meant there was no need for a “vaccine.” Treatment was quashed while thousands needlessly died, and Americans were told normalcy would only return with the “warp speed” vax. The fear propaganda worked and Pravda media promoted mass “vaccination.”

Vaxxing the elderly and infirm came first, then pregnant women, and the unborn died in record numbers.  Next were injections for the Covid recovered.  Now they’re on to our children and soon to our babies.  How many have to die before this evil is stopped?  The limit to shut down a vax program is 25 to 50 deaths as we saw with the swine flu in 1976.  We have lost thousands in America alone.  Scroll through the VAERS summary for Covid jabs, remembering this is only one percent of reported deaths or adverse effects.

In America, with about 100 million receiving the Covid jab, this is far and away the most lethal, toxic, biologic agent ever injected into a human body in American history and it’s going strong.  There is no mention of safety by our officials, with wild enthusiasm by our hospitals and hospital administrators, with doctors supporting it, many of whom are saying they won’t see patients in offices if they’re not jabbed.

It has never been about the virus; it has always been about the vaccine.

©Kelleigh Nelson. All rights reserved.


Mandating Covid Vaccines for Children is Insane.

— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) December 7, 2021

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SENS. LANKFORD and BRAUN: Biden Is Forcing American Families To Bend Until They Break

By The Daily Caller

In early September, an annoyed and impatient President Biden gave a speech on the state of COVID-19 in which he said Americans were testing his patience by not lining up to receive their COVID-19 vaccine. That day, he announced a vaccine mandate on our military, federal employees, federal contractors, all health care workers and everyone who works in a company with 100 or more employees — in other words, most Americans.

People watched in disbelief and wondered, the president can’t just give a speech and tell the whole country what to do, right? Mandates are only in Socialist Europe or Communist China, not here, right? The president can’t just fire people from their careers, force them out of their employer-provided health insurance and put their family into chaos just because he has “lost patience” with them, right?”

The simple answer is no. The president doesn’t run every family and every company in America, and we are standing up to stop him.

Nationwide, over 75% of Americans five years or older have already had the vaccine. The CDC estimates that 92% of Americans 16 years or older have already developed antibodies against COVID-19, from vaccination or from previous infection. Even with that statistic, the president still wants to fire people who do not “fall in line” from their jobs.

We’ve heard from thousands of people in our states who don’t want to take the COVID-19 vaccine for a number of reasons. Millions of people have already recovered from COVID and may have some level of natural immunity. Others have an objection to the vaccine based on their sincerely held religious beliefs. Some are being treated for cancers or auto-immune diseases and don’t want to introduce a relatively new vaccine into that treatment. Some have serious adverse reactions to many vaccines. Some have heard about the possible side effects of the vaccine or long-term possible issues and are just wary of taking it right away. Millions of other Americans just don’t like being told what to do. We are a stubborn, self-reliant people; that is part of what has made us the greatest nation in the world.

Our service members also face a serious decision and serious consequences. According to the latest numbers, only about 45.5% of the National Guard and Reserves are vaccinated, and we’ve heard from highly trained specialists with long careers who are considering remaining unvaccinated, even if they are fired. Imagine losing that knowledge and investment into our military. Firing our National Guard members will absolutely affect military readiness and disaster response in every state.

One of the scarier “or else” components to this is that if companies don’t give in to the vaccine mandate, guess what? The Democrats’ new multi-trillion-dollar bill increases OSHA fines for companies that employ 100 or more people tenfold. Democrats are not only trying to fire workers for not getting the vaccine, they’re also trying to shut down companies if they don’t fire their workers.

President Biden is playing a dangerous game of chicken with our families and our economy. He is gambling that he can put enough pressure on people that they’ll cave to his will by taking away their jobs and closing down companies with large fines. Americans are gambling that Biden will blink before they leave their jobs because if they change jobs in mass numbers it will cause even more economic damage and even more high inflation.

We call on our colleagues who believe in freedom from government intrusion into our lives to support our legislation to disapprove of the Department of Labor’s rule when we call it up for a vote in the Senate next week. All 50 Senate Republicans have committed to stopping Biden’s mandate on the private sector through what is called a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act. Now, with the addition of Democratic West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, we have the votes to overturn Biden’s mandate on private businesses in the Senate. Following the Senate vote, we will send it over to the House for a legislative “Judgement Day” on the mandate.

Meanwhile, lawsuits have been filed in nearly every part of the country challenging the vaccine mandate, with the Wall Street Journal Editorial Board noting how scathing the Fifth Circuit court was in its decision to halt implementation of the rule last month. The courts are finally joining with us to fight executive overreach.

If your Member of Congress is on the fence about the vaccine mandate, we encourage you to let them know where you stand. Many Americans who support the vaccine personally don’t support firing people from their jobs because they choose not to get the vaccine. Firing frontline workers who risked their lives to serve our nation before the vaccine is a terrible way to say thank you for their service.

Read the tea leaves, President Biden. America’s patience has run out with you trying to act like their dad and telling them what to do. Let Americans choose what is right for their health, their family and their freedom.




James Lankford serves as the junior senator from the state of Oklahoma in the U.S. Senate.

Mike Braun is serving as the junior senator from the state of Indiana in the U.S. Senate.


Unprecedented and Unconstitutional – Governor Signs Order to Turn People Away from Hospitals Unless They are Vaccinated.

Question the ‘lab leak’ theory. But don’t call it a conspiracy.

EDITORS NOTE: This Daily Caller column is republished with permission. ©All rights reserved.

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Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions Newsletter: We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

By John Droz, Jr.

Welcome! We cover COVID to Climate, as well as Energy to Elections.

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COVID-19 — Repeated Important Information:

My webpage ( with dozens of Science-based COVID-19 reports

COVID-19 — Therapies:

Study: Top Israeli Doctor Says Ivermectin ‘Really Has Antiviral Activities

Study: Ivermectin — multifaceted ‘wonder’ drug continues to exceed expectations

Study: Ivermectin for Prevention and Treatment of COVID-19 Infection

Study: The mechanisms of action of Ivermectin against SARS-CoV-2

Study: Determination of the Effectiveness of Chlorine Dioxide in the Treatment of COVID-19

Study: Early ambulatory outpatient sequenced antiviral multi-drug COVID-19 treatment for high-risk children and adolescents

FDA Panel Backs First Pill for COVID-19 by a Small Margin

COVID-19 — Injections:

To be euthanized, people must show proof of having their COVID-19 injections

Why is Vermont, the Most Vaccinated State, Grappling with a COVID-19 Surge?

Study: Naturally Immune People at Little Risk of COVID Reinfection, Severe Disease

Short video: Patterns Of Deployment Of Toxic Covid Vaccine Batches

Some Doctors are paid for every COVID-19 injection they do

COVID-19 — Some Side Effects of Injections:

COVID-19 vaccines cause prion diseases

Physician: Stillbirths Increasing Across Canada in Fully Vaccinated Mothers

Study: Trends in ambulatory cardiology consultations for suspected myocarditis after COVID-19 vaccination

Smoking gun confidential Pfizer document exposes FDA criminal cover-up of Injection Deaths

World’s First Vaccine Murder Case filed in India’s High Court

Vaccine Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

COVID-19 — Injection Mandates:

Study: Mass vaccination fails to halt COVID-19 transmission rates

WHO Says There Is “No Evidence” Booster Shots Offer ‘Greater Protection’ Despite Countries Like The U.S. Pushing Them

The Great Vaccine Mandate Scam

How fear fuels the vaccine wars

CDC withdraws fraudulent PCR testing protocol that was used to falsify COVID-19 “positives”: “10% diagnostic accuracy”

COVID-19 — Some Lawsuits Against Injection Mandates:

Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks COVID Vaccine Mandate for Health Workers in 10 States

Heritage Foundation sues Biden admin over vaccine mandate

One Biden Vax Mandate Down, 3 to Go

Federal Judge Rejects DOD Claim That Pfizer EUA and Comirnaty Vaccines Are ‘Interchangeable’

COVID-19 — Omicron:

Could OMICRON be the CURE for COVID? Highly infectious strain with “mild” symptoms could deliver worldwide natural immunity and make vaccines obsolete

Is the World Over-reacting to the Omicron Variant

Doctor who raised alarm about omicron variant says symptoms are ‘unusual but mild’

Dr. Cambell video: Omicron in the US, increased transmissibility confirmed

“EU must consider mandatory COVID injections”

Study: Omicron does reinfect after natural infection

Short video: Omicron, first case report from SA

COVID-19 — Models and Data:

Excellent: More Than 400 Reports on the Failure of Compulsory Covid Interventions

97 Reports Questioning Mask Effectiveness, plus 61 Reports Concluding that Masks can be Unsafe

Disturbing Study Finds that Face Masks, etc Responsible for Causing 23% Decline in Children’s Cognitive Abilities

[Study: Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Early Child Cognitive Development: Initial Findings in a Longitudinal Observational Study of Child Health]

PANDA: Pandemics Data & Analytics

Associate Editor of British Medical Journal: COVID-19 vaccine trials cannot tell us if they will save lives

COVID-19 — Fauci, et al:

**A President Betrayed by Bureaucrats: Scott Atlas’s Masterpiece on the Covid Disaster

Book Review: Fauci and the Great AIDS Swindle

The Frightening Secret of Anthony Fauci’s Survival

COVID-19 — Misc:

Big Pharma Hunts Down Dissenting Doctors

WHO Meets To Craft Global Pandemic Treaty With Teeth To Punish

Short video: Governments are methodically stripping away our human rights, shall we talk about it?

Short video: Anatomy of an Epidemic

How Sweden avoided COVID disaster

Florida’s Dept of Health COVID-19 page

Rapid COVID-19 Tests Will Soon Be Covered by Insurance in US

Wearable Fitness Trackers Could Detect COVID Before You Do

Video: Inside Australia’s COVID-19 internment camp

Video: Making a Killing — The Untold Story of Psychotropic Drugging

Wind & Solar Energy:

A green paradox: Deforesting the Amazon for wind energy in the Global North

Quantifying the hurricane risk to offshore wind turbines

Green Technologies Have A Glaring Problem Of Scale

NY Utility Bills to Rise 10± Percent due to Green NYC

Lake Erie wind turbine project subject of upcoming Ohio Supreme Court hearing

Pennsylvania Bill Solar and Wind Decommissioning Introduced

Fire fears over huge battery storage plants for wind project

NC Commissioners rebuff request for 574-acre solar project

Nuclear Energy:

Key Facts about Spent Nuclear Fuel

Closing California’s last nuclear power plant would be a mistake

Nuclear Bans Tumble as Once-Skeptical States Seek Carbon Cuts

Fossil Fuel Energy:

Multistate carbon tax scheme on gasoline collapses

Germany urges US Congress not to sanction Putin’s pipeline

Biden lacks understanding of oil’s contributions to civilization

Inconvenient realities about net-zero

Fifteen States Respond to ‘Woke Capitalism,’ Threaten to Cut Off Banks That Refuse to Service Coal, Oil Industries

China is mining much more coal again and that’s boosting its factories

Elizabeth Warren Goes to War Over Natural Gas Prices She Helped Create!

Michigan Governor voluntarily dismisses pipeline lawsuit

Misc Energy:

Contempt for the Middle Class at Heart of Energy Politics

Why the Energy Transition Will Be So Complicated

There’s an enormous geothermal pool under the Latrobe Valley that can provide cheap, clean energy

UK: Blundering blindly into an energy emergency

Manmade Global Warming — Some Deceptions:

The Profound Junk Science of Climate

India’s Net Zero Pledge: What Does It Really Mean?

Honestly, is climate change really humanity’s greatest threat?

The Real Threat to Banks Isn’t From Climate Change — It’s From Bankers

CEI’s New Anti-Carbon Tax Study

Climate ‘scientists’ admit to lying, cheating & fraud

Why We Must Quit Worrying About Uncertainty in Sea Level Projections

Manmade Global Warming — Misc:

The World’s Climate Is Changing, so What Should We Do?

New Climate Study: Arctic Ocean Warmed Before Human CO2 Emissions

Dr. Will Happer: How to Think about Climate Change

Arctic Sea Freezes Early, Trapping 18 Ships in Ice Near Russia

US Election: (10 major election reports by our team of experts, plus much more!)

Election Reform Is a Winning Issue for Republicans

Lindell Punts on Supreme Court Filing

Attorneys Reveal, Explain and Discuss The U.S. Supreme Court Complaint

Harvard’s ‘Lawfare’ Programs Are an Omen of Elections Decided in Court

US Election — State Issues:

Virginia’s Election Integrity Laws Are The Best Tools To Protect Voting Rights

Georgia Governor’s Election Audit Report Admits Massive Fulton Errors

North Carolina: A True Tale of Absentee Vote Fraud

NC General Assembly recently passed two pieces of election integrity legislation

US Politics and Socialism:

How Democrats are using multiculturalism and immigration to destroy America

Biden’s failures continue to mount as Americans suffer. What a missed opportunity.

The Frogs Have Begun Fleeing The Government’s Boiling Pot

Start Paying Attention! It’s Long Over Due!!!!

Short video: Everything You’ve Ever Seen About Cuba is a Lie

The Communist Plan To Overthrow America From Within

Religion Related:

COVID trauma seems not to have shaken American Christians’ faith

The Supreme Court will probably uphold the Mississippi law limiting abortion after 15 weeks

Education Related:

Matt Walsh Wants To Beat The Left At Their Own Game

Alumni Withhold Donations, Demand Colleges Enforce Free Speech

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The Spineless, Gutless GOP

By Pamela Geller

We, the American people, have been royally screwed by our own party. Repeatedly.  They continue to aid and abet the fraudulent party of treason.   The two worst people in DC are the spineless, gutless, dickeys McCarthy and McConnell.

Senate passes stopgap funding bill, averts government shutdown

— New York Post (@nypost) December 3, 2021

The Federalust reports, House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro said early Thursday that Congress has reached an agreement on a spending deal to fund the government through mid-February.

DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, said in a statement that an agreement has been reached on a continuing resolution that would stave off a shutdown on Friday and temporarily fund the government at the previous year’s levels until a larger bipartisan agreement can be reached on spending or the new year.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell later said on Fox News that “we’re not going to shutdown the government; that makes no sense.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are scrambling to pass a spending bill by Friday to prevent a government shutdown.

The Democrat-led Congress had passed a short-term funding bill in September that extended government funding through Dec. 3. Biden quickly signed the bill into law before federal funding expired on Sept. 30.

Later, senators battled over the debt limit increase that the Treasury Department said needed to pass before Oct. 18. Senate Republican leaders ultimately agreed not to use the legislative filibuster to block a temporary $480 billion debt limit increase.

House passes short-term funding bill, now up to Senate to avert shutdown

— New York Post (@nypost) December 2, 2021

Top Democrat says Hill has deal on short-term government spending bill, McConnell says no shutdown

Federal government funding runs out on Friday and Treasury says the debt ceiling needs to be lifted by Dec. 15.

Nicholas Ballasy , The Federalist, December 3, 2021:

House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro said early Thursday that Congress has reached an agreement on a spending deal to fund the government through mid-February.

DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat, said in a statement that an agreement has been reached on a continuing resolution that would stave off a shutdown on Friday and temporarily fund the government at the previous year’s levels until a larger bipartisan agreement can be reached on spending or the new year.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell later said on Fox News that “we’re not going to shutdown the government; that makes no sense.”

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are scrambling to pass a spending bill by Friday to prevent a government shutdown.

The Democrat-led Congress had passed a short-term funding bill in September that extended government funding through Dec. 3. Biden quickly signed the bill into law before federal funding expired on Sept. 30.

Later, senators battled over the debt limit increase that the Treasury Department said needed to pass before Oct. 18. Senate Republican leaders ultimately agreed not to use the legislative filibuster to block a temporary $480 billion debt limit increase.

However, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell warned at the time that Republicans would not supply the votes for an additional increase to the debt limit as Democrats prepared to pass a nearly $2 trillion spending bill that contains much of Biden’s social and climate agenda. Democratic leaders are using budget reconciliation to pass that large spending bill as a way to avoid the legislative filibuster and not rely on GOP votes.

“This will moot Democrats’ excuses about the time crunch they created and give the unified Democratic government more than enough time to pass standalone debt limit legislation through reconciliation,” McConnell said.

The budget reconciliation bill is able to pass under Senate rules with 51 votes. There are 51 Democratic votes including Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaking vote. The legislation passed the House but hasn’t been voted on in the Senate.

Federal government funding runs out on Friday, and the Treasury Department estimates that Congress would need to lift the debt ceiling by Dec. 15.

The Democrat-led House and Senate have yet to pass another short-term continuing resolution to keep the government funded.

“We won’t shut down,” McConnell told reporters on Tuesday. “I think we’ll get there, and certainly nobody should be concerned about a government shutdown.”

Schumer said on Wednesday that congressional leaders were making “good progress” on a deal to avert a government shutdown. Some conservative GOP lawmakers including Sen. Roger Marshall of Kansas and Sen. Mike Lee of Utah are calling on McConnell to block a continuing resolution over the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates. McConnell has not said if he agrees with their position.

Marshall said that if Schumer omits the vaccine mandate then a short-term funding resolution to avoid a shutdown would move forward in the Senate.

“But if he doesn’t, this should all be about the economy back home,” Marshall said. “A federal mandate on vaccines is going to kill the economy in Kansas and across the nation.”


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Check Your Member of Congress’ Freedom Index

By Royal A. Brown III

The Freedom Index rates members of congress based on their adherence to constitutional principles of limited government, fiscal responsibility, national sovereignty, and a traditional foreign policy of avoiding foreign entanglements.

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Democrat Howard Dean: Unvaccinated Republicans Are ‘Irresponsible,’ ‘Disgusting’

By Discover The Networks

Thursday on MSNBC’s The Beat, former DNC chairman and all-around loser Howard Dean dismissed Republicans who refuse the experimental vaccine against COVID-19 as “disgusting.”

Asked about reports that Donald Trump tested positive for COVID a few days before the first presidential debate in 2020, Dean launched into a bitter, angry smear of the former President: “Look, Trump was the most immoral and irresponsible president in the history of the country. He may or may not be the worst president, but he certainly is in contention. But he was certainly the one with the fewest morals and scruples and certainly the craziest in terms of psychiatric illness. So we are used to this kind of stuff. I am not shocked. I am disgusted. I am not shocked.”

Dean is a demagogic idiot with no standing even in his own corrupt, power-obsessed Party. Literally every sentence of his anti-Trump rant is demonstrably false.

He went on to complain that a recent poll revealed that “41% of Republicans today said they wouldn’t get the shot, but 24% of them said they would never get the shot, ever. If Republicans are a little less than half of the country, that means an eighth of the country intends never to be vaccinated, which means we’ll never get rid of this virus. There will always be a reservoir of this virus in the American population until we can get up over 85%- 90% vaccination. That is irresponsible, and that is what is disgusting.”

Dean and his leftist comrades are enraged that there remain Republicans who will not comply with their totalitarian vaccine madness, which has nothing to do with public health or “following the science,” and everything to do with seizing and holding power. Democrats don’t care about eradicating COVID; they want to eradicate political opposition.

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At a May 2014 Democratic fundraiser in Colorado, Dean denounced the Republican Party:

“This is a Republican party that has decided they like power so much that they think it’s okay to win by taking away the right to vote…. They are not American. They could be more comfortable in the Ukraine or Russia but stay away from our country. This is based on the right to vote…. We have had enough of the politics of anger. We have had enough of the politics of hate. We have had enough of the politics of division.”

To learn more about Howard Dean, click here.


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The Communist Plan To Overthrow America From Within

By John Eidson

In his best-selling book “The Naked Communist,” former FBI Special Agent W. Cleon Skousen revealed the 45 communist goals to overthrow America, not by a foreign invasion, but via stealth, infiltration and deception carried out by American citizens who have moved to the side of the hammer and sickle. As you read the following partial list of those goals, ask yourself which political party most closely aligns itself with these profoundly un-American objectives:

  • Eliminate prayers and any expression of religion in schools.
  • Infiltrate churches and replace Scriptural religion with “social” religion.
  • Discredit the U.S. Constitution and America’s Founding Fathers.
  • Infiltrate and gain control of the labor union movement.
  • Infiltrate and gain control of teachers associations.
  • Use schools as transmission belts for socialist indoctrination.
  • Break down traditional cultural standards; discredit the nuclear family as an institution.
  • Infiltrate and gain control of the press, radio, TV and the entertainment industry.
  • Use the courts to weaken basic American institutions.
  • Promote the UN as the only hope for mankind; demand that it be set up as a one-world government.
  • Infiltrate and gain control of one or both political parties.

Given the undeniable socialist-cum-communist leanings of progressive environmentalism, the labor movement, academia, the mainstream media, Silicon Valley, the religious left, Hollywood, and one of the country’s major political parties, the communist plan to overthrow America from within has made monumental strides over the last half-century. Communist doctrine has been methodically infused into our society by the post-1960s Democratic Party and its progressive allies throughout the popular culture. I don’t say that to be inflammatory. I say it because it accurately describes what has happened.


In one of his most revealing quotes, Lenin said, “The goal of socialism is communism.” The idea that creeping socialism should precede outright communism is an acknowledgment that totalitarian rule is so frightening to people in free nations that it must be quietly slipped into those societies in bits and pieces. It is through that incremental process that socialism serves as an under-the-radar, transitional gateway to the unrelenting tyranny of full-blown communism.

The EAT THE RICH class warfare image illustrates that gradual subversion—from capitalism (knife and fork) to creeping socialism (fork and sickle) to outright communism (hammer and sickle).  If done via stealth and deception, free societies can be overthrown from within in a way that goes virtually unnoticed until it’s too late. The means through which that sub rosa conversion is accomplished is called Cultural Marxism.


Known as Obama’s ideological mentor, the late Italian communist, Antonio Gramsci, was one of the 20th century’s most influential Marxist thinkers. Disillusioned that the communist movement in Italy failed to incite a Bolshevik-style revolution in his capitalist country, Gramsci developed a stratagem to overturn capitalism in western societies from within. That stratagem is known as Cultural Marxism, the process of gradually infusing communist doctrine into a society via its culture. Gramsci described his stratagem in this quote:

Socialism will triumph by first capturing the culture via infiltration of schools, universities, churches and the media.

Gramsci referred to his stratagem as “the long march through the institutions,” i.e. infiltrating a society’s cultural institutions and gradually supplanting their traditional values and principles with those of communism.

Gramsci theorized that what holds a capitalist society together are the pillars of its culture, the structures and institutions of family, religion, education, politics, law, the arts, and the media, as they provide the social cohesion necessary to a functioning society. Undermine the principles that these cultural institutions embody, and a capitalist society can be overthrown from within without firing a shot.

A prime example of an undermined structural institution in this country is its public education system, which has been infiltrated by progressive teachers and administrators who have indoctrinated generations of impressionable young minds with the alleged virtues of Marxism. The ultimate goal of that subversive indoctrination is to supplant the values of the Founders with those of Marx and Lenin. In many of our public schools, educators are no longer teaching children to be proud of being Americans; they’re teaching them to be ashamed of being Americans.

What children are taught in school today will determine what kind of country we have in the future. The relentless socialist brainwashing of America’s schoolchildren has yielded troubling results. A survey by the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation found that 7 in 10 Millennials say they would vote for a socialist.


With Cultural Marxism having penetrated every facet of our society, the tentacles of communism have quietly seized control of virtually every structural institution in our country, including, most ominously, one of America’s major political parties and what has become that party’s willing propaganda arm, the anti-American mainstream media. A free nation cannot long survive if its press takes sides, so it’s not hyperbole to say that the great American experiment in representative democracy is staring squarely into the abyss of tyranny. We the People are the only thing standing in the way.

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Watchdog On Wall Street: ‘Not Even Close’ To Seeing Light At The End Of The Tunnel With Inflation

By The Daily Caller

Chris Markowski, the host of “Watchdog on Wall Street,” discussed the November jobs report, the growing employment divide between Republican and Democrat states and more.






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Gov. DeSantis: ‘Big Tech Has Become The Censorship Arm Of The Democratic Party’

By Pamela Geller

DeSantis is our last hope as Democrats destroy this country at dizzying speed.

DeSantis: ‘Big Tech Has Become The Censorship Arm Of The Democratic Party’

Florida Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis called out Big Tech’s censorship of conservatives following the release of a new Heritage Foundation video that noted the vast disparity of censorship between Republican and Democratic House members.

By: Daily Wire, December 3, 2021:

“Big Tech has become the censorship arm of the Democratic Party and political left, silencing and de-platforming anyone who rejects the chosen left-wing narrative,” DeSantis said on Twitter on Thursday.

“Silicon Valley oligarchs shouldn’t be the arbiters of free speech in our country. We must fight back!” he added.

The post shared a video by Kara Frederick, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation, who testified in a hearing before the Communications and Technology Subcommittee of House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

“Twitter and Facebook censor Republican members of Congress at a rate of 53 to 1 compared to Democrats,” Frederick said.

“Twitter suspends conservatives 21 times more often than liberals,” she added.

The September study she cited also noted:

But besides censoring those Republicans already in Congress, Big Tech has also reportedly taken measures that impact new Republicans attempting to join the legislative body. Republican candidates running for U.S. Congress have been censored at least 15 times since November of 2019. Free Speech America could not find a single example of Democrat candidates facing censorship.

Frederick worked at Facebook from 2016 to 2017 and helped develop its Global Security Counterterrorism Analysis Program. She believed she was helping improve democracy.

“But I was wrong, it’s 2021, and the verdict is in: Big Tech is an enemy of the people,” she said.

In her testimony, Frederick also cited an October study that said, “The Wall Street Journal published leaked documents that revealed Facebook created and used two internal tools that suppressed right wing content, media traffic, and reach on its site in the aftermath of Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential victory. Facebook’s research concluded that if the tools were removed, ‘very conservative’ traffic would increase by tens of percentages.”

DeSantis signed a bill in May to ban social media companies from deplatforming political candidates. The law stated, “Social media platforms that unfairly censor, shadowban, deplatform, or apply post-prioritization algorithms to Florida candidates, Florida users, or Florida residents are not acting in good faith. … Social media platforms have unfairly censored, shadow banned, deplatformed, and applied post-prioritization algorithms to Floridians.”

In July, The Daily Wire reported that a federal judge appointed by former President Bill Clinton issued a preliminary injunction blocking the Florida law.

In his injunction, U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle argued that banning “de-platforming” likely violatedthe free speech rights of the tech companies, writing, “The legislation compels providers to host speech that violates their standards — speech they otherwise would not host — and forbids providers from speaking as they otherwise would.”

He added sarcastically, “Like prior First Amendment restrictions, this is an instance of burning the house to roast a pig. … Balancing the exchange of ideas among private speakers is not a legitimate governmental interest. And even aside from the actual motivation for this legislation, it is plainly content-based and subject to strict scrutiny,” NBC News reported.

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Here’s Why You Aren’t Allowed to Watch the Ghislaine Maxwell Trial

By Foundation for Economic Education (FEE)

This isn’t a conspiracy. This is just plain old government corruption.

The trial of Ghislaine Maxwell, the socialite who stands accused of procuring young girls for the sex predator Jeffrey Epstein, began last week.

Though the mainstream media has not focused as heavily on this case as other high-profile trials in recent months, the proceedings have certainly not been forgotten by the general public. But much to the chagrin of that public, the trial will not be filmed.

Some have even painted this fact in a conspiratorial light, a tint that has surrounded much of the story around Epstein, his death, and now Maxwell’s trial.

More specifically, many believe high-ranking officials across multiple governments and celebrities were caught up in the sex ring Epstein allegedly ran, and that the powers that be within our government are invested in preventing these details from coming to light.

People will be forgiven for having little to no faith in our government or our systems, and this wouldn’t be the first trial with foul play by the system (a fact supporters of our justice system, capital punishment, and qualified immunity would do well to remember when they approach public policies).

But, the vast majority of these reports have been flatly false. Maxwell’s trial will not be filmed for one reason and one reason alone: cameras have been banned in federal courts for decades, which is the level at which she will be tried. Media will still be allowed in the courtroom, as will a certain number of spectators.

According to the United States Courts website:

“Electronic media coverage of criminal proceedings in federal courts has been expressly prohibited under Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure 53 since the criminal rules were adopted in 1946. Rule 53 states: “[e]xcept as otherwise provided by a statute or these rules, the court must not permit the taking of photographs in the courtroom during judicial proceedings or the broadcasting of judicial proceedings from the courtroom.”


“In 1972 the Judicial Conference of the United States adopted a prohibition against ‘broadcasting, televising, recording, or taking photographs in the courtroom and areas immediately adjacent thereto.’”

Now, this isn’t to say there’s nothing fishy going on in this case, just that there’s nothing especially fishy going on with this practice in this case. It also does not mean there’s nothing wrong with the protocol, evenly applied though it may be.

Indeed, there is a very good argument to be made for why cameras should be allowed in all trials, but the courts, prosecutors, and judges all continue to argue stringently against it.

Some of their arguments are more valid than others, like the need to protect witnesses and victims. That’s a valid concern in a case like this one. The victims have all already suffered greatly, and the global attention on the case could be enough to scare away even the strongest of individuals from choosing to participate. But, there are better ways of addressing this concern than banning cameras from the courtroom. Witnesses could be allowed to testify remotely, utilizing technology that could obscure their identity, as one example.

As a whole, this is just another way the government avoids accountability and transparency. And knowing what we know about the justice system, there is nowhere that this scrutiny is needed more.

The Founding Fathers were well aware of the need for transparency in government. As James Madison once said, “A popular government without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance, and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” It is essential that the American people have access to information about the inner workings of our government if we should ever hope to be able to hold its actors accountable. Without this essential component, our civil liberties will not stand for long—and this is already evident in our crumbling legal system.

As Thomas Paine said, “A body of men holding themselves accountable to nobody ought not to be trusted by anybody.” The rate of prosecutorial and judicial misconduct ought to be enough to back up this statement.

So as Americans are becoming more aware of the abuses in our justice system, we should demand that practices like prohibiting recordings be abandoned so all citizens have a greater ability to hold government actors accountable.


Hannah Cox

Hannah Cox is the Content Manager and Brand Ambassador for the Foundation for Economic Education.

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VIDEO: Rep. Dan Crenshaw’s Summary of Radical Policies Passed by Democrats

By Dr. Rich Swier

“Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent.” – Adam Smith, Scottish economist, philosopher, pioneer of political economy, and a key figure during the Scottish Enlightenment.

Congressman Dan Crenshaw gives a revealing 2 minute summary of Democrat’s new legislation and what it really means.

A must watch.

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FLORIDA: Governor DeSantis Activates Florida State Guard

By Dr. Rich Swier

“We want to be able to have a quick response capability and re-establishing the Florida State Guard will allow civilians from all over the state to be trained in the best emergency response techniques and have the ability to mobilize very, very quickly.” – Governor Ron DeSantis (R-FL), December 3rd, 2021

The Florida State Guard (FSG) is trained and funded by the state and therefore cannot be federalized and is available to the governor of Florida whenever needed. Florida law allows the governor of Florida to create and maintain a Florida state defense force should he decide to do so.

Florida Governor DeSantis Activates the Florida State Guard

Governor Ron DeSantis has announced that he is activating the Florida State Guard.

I am proposing more than $100 million for our National Guard, active-duty military and veterans, and to re-establish the Florida State Guard to assist our National Guard in state-specific emergencies.

I am committed to supporting our military and keeping our state safe.

— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) December 2, 2021 reported:

In Escambia County Thursday, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced more than $100 million in funding proposals to support Florida’s National Guard and establish the Florida State Guard, a civilian volunteer force that will assist the National Guard in state-specific emergencies

The Governor’s budget proposal includes:

  • $87.5 million to expand the existing readiness center in Miramar and to establish three new armories in Homestead, Gainesville and Malabar;
  • $8.9 million for existing armory maintenance;
  • $2.2 million for a new headquarters for the National Guard Counter Drug Program;
  • $5.1 million to support Florida National Guardsmen seeking higher-education degrees; and
  • $3.5 million to establish the Florida State Guard.

[ … ]

The establishment of the Florida State Guard will further support those emergency response efforts in the event of a hurricane, natural disasters and other state emergencies. The $3.5 million to establish the Florida State Guard will enable civilians to be trained in the best emergency response techniques. By establishing the Florida State Guard, Florida will become the 23rd state with a state guard recognized by the federal government.

Watch Governor Ron DeSantis’ remarks about the Florida State Guard.

Bottom Line

It appears that Governor DeSantis has activated the Florida State Guard to protect Floridians from all enemies, foreign and domestic.

Foreign enemies may include illegal aliens shipped to Florida by Biden. Domestic enemies might be Biden, his administration and members of Congress who support Biden and his draconian policies.

Just some thoughts upon hearing this news after seeing the sign at Governor DeSantis’ news conference stating, “Florida State Guard, Leave Us Alone.”

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Goldman Sachs CEO Says Declining New York City May Lose Status As Global Financial Hub

By Pamela Geller

The Democrats have destroyed the greatest city in the world. Once Wall Street bolts — NYC will look no different than Democrat destroyed Detroit.

Goldman Sachs CEO Says Declining New York City May Lose Status As Global Financial Hub

By Ben Zeisloft • Dec 1, 2021 •

Goldman Sachs chief executive David Solomon warned at a Financial Times conference that New York City may cease to be a global financial hub if it does not end the policies causing its decline.

During remarks at the conference, as summarized by The New York Post, Solomon said that “New York has to be aware that there are good choices, and it’s got to keep itself attractive” — especially with relation to “taxes” and “cost of living.”

Solomon added that no city is guaranteed “a permanent place in the world,” referring to Detroit losing its status as the capital of the automobile industry.

Indeed, the tax burden in New York City is among the largest in the nation. The New York Post noted that the Big Apple imposes a 3.9% tax on top income-earners, in addition to New York state’s 10.9% rate and the federal government’s 37% rate.

Earlier this year, many investment bankers — including Goldman Sachs employees — flooded recruiters’ offices with requests for transfers to Florida.

Fox Business reported:

Job headhunters say banks such as JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs have what is being described as a waiting list of executives looking to move to the Sunshine State primarily because of its lower cost of living, but also because of other quality of life issues including a lower crime rate. Manhattan, where both firms are located, is dealing with a spike in crime and homelessness. Under Mayor Bill de Blasio crime statistics have risen in most categories with the New York Police Department reporting a 39.6% rise in grand larceny thefts last week for the four weeks ending June 6.

“The JP Morgan recruiter from Florida just told me he’s getting so much demand from employees in the northeast to move to Florida they’re not even considering external candidates for those jobs,” one financial services executive told Fox Business. “I hear the same thing is happening at Goldman and elsewhere.”

More recently, New York City opened an “Overdose Prevention Center” to provide drug addicts with a safe and legal injection site.

“New York City has led the nation’s battle against COVID-19, and the fight to keep our community safe doesn’t stop there. After exhaustive study, we know the right path forward to protect the most vulnerable people in our city. And we will not hesitate to take it,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a statement. “Overdose Prevention Centers are a safe and effective way to address the opioid crisis. I’m proud to show cities in this country that after decades of failure, a smarter approach is possible.”

“Overdose Prevention Centers can turn the tide in the fight against the opioid crisis, and New York City is ready to lead the way,” added Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Melanie Hartzog. “We have lost too much to rely on the same playbook. It’s time to take bold action to help our most vulnerable neighbors and the communities they call home.”

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Just When You Thought The World Couldn’t Get More Idiotic

By Robert Spencer

Here’s the latest installment in the Annals of Idiocy: “Inclusiveness: a European Commissioner recommends no longer using ‘Christmas,’ ‘Christian’ names and the masculine,” translated from “Inclusivité : une commissaire européenne recommande de ne plus utiliser “Noël”, les noms “chrétiens” et le masculin,” Valuers Actuelles, November 29, 2021 (thanks to Medforth):

European Equality Commissioner Helena Dalli launched an internal guide for inclusive communication at the end of October. This prohibits a number of expressions deemed to be stigmatizing according to gender, sexual identities, ethnic origins or culture, the Italian daily Il Giornale revealed on Sunday (November 28). These recommendations aim to “reflect diversity” and to fight against “stereotypes deeply rooted in individual and collective behavior.”

One “stereotype” that racists have is that many black people have names like “Dequan” and “Lashonda” and “Takeesha.” So in order to combat that stereotype, all such names should be banned. No sense giving white racists grist for their mill.

Using Italian names for gangsters in movies about the Mafia simply reinforces stereotypes about “Italo-American” criminals. The only solution is to make sure that no Italian names are used for Mafia members. “Henry” and “Charles” are acceptable as gangster names, but “Enrico” and “Carlo” are not. No Mafia gangster should be shown either cooking, or eating, a plate of pasta. Garlic should also not be mentioned.

Similarly, in a movie about Mexican drug traffickers, their names must not lead anyone to think that they are in any way “Mexican”; that would not be fair, as such names would only reinforce a “stereotype” that far too many of us unthinkingly accept. Give them names like “Randolph” and “James” and “Alice.” Under no conditions should any Mexican drug trafficker be called “El Chapo” or “El Gordo” or “El Mata Amigos.”

In general, the report suggests that no one should be identified on the basis of their particularity or in a way that is not [sic] offensive. For example, the use of the masculine form “by default” should be prohibited and the salutation “Dear Sir or Madam” should be replaced by “Dear Colleague.” Gender-specific terms such as “workmen” should also not be used. As the document – Dalli’s internal guide –is written in English, some recommendations are not applicable to other languages. The text also provides that one should never ” imply ” a person’s sexual orientation or even their gender identity. Similarly, it considers that a reference to elements of Christian culture “assumes that all people are Christians.” It therefore recommends deleting the reference to Christmas and speaking instead of “holidays.” Christian names such as “Mary” or “John” should be banned, according to the Commissioner.

But how can you write, say, an application letter for an academic job and use as your salutation — as Helena Dalli recommends – “Dear Colleague”? You aren’t anyone’s “colleague” yet – that’s what you are applying to be – and use of that salutation would merely come across as presumptuous, and likely nip in the bud your chances to be hired.

To eliminate all gender specific names, start with the easy ones. Thus “workman” can become “worker.” But what do we do when we come, say, to weddings, where there is an insufficiently “inclusive” focus on the “man” and the “woman”? Revise the text. “Do you take this man to be your lawful wedded husband” should instead become “Do you take this man or woman or non-binary other, to be your lawful wedded husband or wife or non-binary other”? Eventually it might be a good idea to provide a single word that can refer equally to both “husband” and “wife.” We’re working on it.

Using the “masculine” form “by default” should. be avoided, according to Helena Dalli, EU Equal Opportunities Commissioner, working tirelessly to make the world a better place by erasing all distinctions. But “Dear Sir or Madam” doesn’t use the “masculine” form “by default” – it carefully allows, in full diversity-inclusivity-equity mode, both the masculine and the feminine possibilities.

The claim that a reference to “elements of Christian culture” necessarily “assumes that all people are Christian” is utter nonsense. If I mention “the Bamiyan Buddhas,” does this make me guilty of assuming “that all people are Buddhist”? If I write that “the holiday of Diwali is observed differently by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists, creating a rich tapestry of cultural traditions and customs,” have I thereby assumed that everybody in the world is either “Hindu, Jain, Sikh, or Buddhist”? If I mention “Hanukkah” or a menorah, or show on YouTube a lesson on “how to spin a dreidl,” have I assumed that everyone in the world is “Jewish”? Should all references to the Bible be eliminated, because such references would be unacceptable, as “too Christian” or too “Judeo-Christian”? Surely we can’t have that in our brave new world that hath such creatures in it as Helena Dalli. Indeed, as the Bible itself is a venerable vehicle for what we now recognize as sexism, why not go beyond forbidding the reading of the Bible, and make possession of the book itself a crime?

Helena Dalli, the powerful EU Commissioner, thinks we need to rid the world of names that are too linked to Christianity. She mentions as examples of names that must no longer be used “Mary” and “John.” But these are just the names that come immediately to mind. We need to get rid as well of other names smacking of Christianity, including “Peter,” “Simon,” Thomas,” “Joseph,” “Martha,” “Christopher,” George” (which makes one think of “Saint George”), “Andrew,” “Samuel” and so many more names that are “too Christian” for Christians – or anyone else — to use.

But why does Helena Dalli not mention the need to abolish names that are “too connected” to the religion of Islam? Why should “Mary” and “John” be eliminated, but “Mohammed” and its many variants — Mahmoud, Ahmad, Muhammad, Magomed, Mahmad, Mehmet, Mamadou, Muhammadu, Mahamed, Mohamad, Mohamed, Mohammad, and so on – be tolerated inside the EU? Helena Dalli should provide us with a list of names that she believes are unacceptably linked to religions other than Christianity, the sole faith she mentions and for which she appears to bear a deep animus. Then we can get to work banning those names as well.

She’s also against mention of the very word “Christmas.”

Even the expression “colonizing of Mars” is considered negative, as it would be reminiscent of colonialism, and should be replaced by the phrase “sending people to Mars.” The report [by Helena Dalli] also advocates a form of positive discrimination. It suggests not convening working groups where only one gender is represented and thinking about inviting people from different ethnicities to events and photo shoots. Helena Dalli has already been criticized for the polemical campaign “Freedom with the Hijab” and the participation of Islamist associations in the campaign.

It will be fascinating to see if the EU Commissioner manages to make every single working group at the EU “gender diverse.” How will such a rule work in practice, particularly with the Muslims, whose unequal treatment of men and woman is legitimized in the Qur’an itself and who insist even on separating male from female worshippers in the mosque?

A verse in the Quran – 4:34 – gives husbands the right to “beat” their wives if they even suspect them of “disobedience.” Honor killings by Muslim men of their wives, daughters, sisters, and daughters-in-law – which may be prompted by a multitude of sins committed by females in the family, such as refusing to wear a hijab, or being seen talking to a non-Muslim boy – lead to very light punishment or in some cases to no punishment at all. The misogyny of Islam can also be seen in the fact that a Muslim woman’s testimony is worth only half that of a man, and a daughter inherits only half what a son receives. Will Helena Dalli be able to force Muslim males to include females in their meetings? I suspect she will not even try. Her desire to impose restrictions of all kinds on “religions” ends up with her applying her humorless and bizarre restrictions to one religion only – Christianity.

As for doing away with the very word “Christmas,” the cast of Seinfeld, trying to be as ridiculous as possible, already provided some years ago a different word for that day, even less “Christian” than the word “holiday” (which derives from “holy day”); they called it “Festivus.” That should please Helena Dalli. A Festivus Tree, Festivus Lights, Festivus Presents, Festivus Cards. What’s not to like?

I know what you’re thinking. You are thinking that her idiocy will be rejected all those who have kept their wits about them, that the thinking world will rise up and laugh to scorn Ms./Mrs.Mr./Non-binary/Equal opportunity Helena Dalli. But she’s not just some Hyde Park Corner lunatic; she’s the EU Equal Opportunities Commissioner. In that post she can do – she’s already done — a lot of damage. She needs not just to be laughed at, but to be relieved of her position. Please, EU, put her, and therefore us, out of her misery.




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Judicial Watch Investigation: Yes, Virginia, Critical Race Theory is in Your Schools—and in Schools Across America

By Judicial Watch

As parental concern mounted over racial indoctrination in local schools during the recent Virginia gubernatorial race, a mantra emerged from the Democrat camp and the media:  Critical Race Theory had “never been taught” in Virginia schools. That’s from then-Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe, who in case anyone missed the point, added that the concerns about CRT were nothing but a “racist dog whistle.” The media agreed. Critical Race Theory is “not part of classroom teaching in Virginia,” reported the New York Times. Axios managing editor Margaret Talev said on CNN’s “Inside Politics, “let’s just say for the record in case anyone doesn’t know, they don’t teach Critical Race Theory to kids in kids’ K-12 schools. That’s not a thing anywhere in the country, including Virginia.” The claim was repeated elsewhere on CNN. It was dogma over at MSNBC.

Is CRT taught in Virginia schools? A Judicial Watch investigation provides the answer.

Critical Race Theory is the latest front in the decades-long war of the Left against American values. Imported from far-Left academics in American universities, its hard-edged identity politics portrays the United States as a country so steeped in white supremacy and racism that it must be destroyed to be saved.

Focusing on Northern Virginia’s Loudoun County, with more than 83,000 students and 5,700 teachers in the Loudoun County Public School district, Judicial Watch obtained 3,500 pages of records from the school system under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. The documents reveal a district suffused with Critical Race Theory and under intense pressure from school administrators, outside consultants, and powerful state and national organizations.

CRT in Loudoun County public schools starts at the top, with pressure from school superintendents and the state’s Democratic Party leadership. In a July 2020 email to school board members, for example, then-Superintendent Eric Williams notes an upcoming education summit hosted by Governor Ralph Northam and featuring “educators and leaders from across the state to explore the implications of institutional racism in public education and raise state discourse and action around courageous teaching and leading, equity, and the principles of anti-racism.” Day Two of the summit, the memo notes, “is for Superintendent Teams, Administrators, School Board Members, and Division Level Equity Leads. Both days will include a keynote address by Dr. Bettina Love.” Dr. Love is a prominent CRT activist.

Copied on the memo is Nyah Hamlett, then-chief of staff to Williams and a key strategic adviser. Hamlett already had come under fire from school board members for blogging the CRT-related themes that “Restorative Justice, culturally responsive instructional frameworks, and anti-racist curriculum for educators, students, families, and caregivers are essential to authentic equity work.” In January, Hamlett left Loudoun County to become superintendent of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools system in North Carolina.

Also copied on the memo was Lottie Spurlock, director of equity for the Loudon County school system and a forceful advocate for CRT teachings. Virginia’s West Nova News reported that Spurlock’s “Equity Team has been part of the controversial push by LCPS Superintendent Eric Williams” on Critical Race Theory. In a move that later came under sharp criticism, LCPS paid more than $400,000 to an outside consultant, the Equity Collaborative, for staff development in CRT frameworks. The outside consultancy work would prove pivotal in advancing CRT in Loudoun County schools.

In 2019, the Equity Collaborative was paid $314,000  “for coaching and meetings,” West Nova News reported. Of  “the taxpayer funds spent on Critical Race Theory, $120,000 was spent on an eight-day assessment and $32,000 for a four-day plan and $10,000 for two days of work by Jamie Almanzán, the leader of The Equity Collaborative each month for a total of $90,000.” In 2020, the Equity Collaborative billed the school system another $100,000, the news site reported.

Other groups were pressing the CRT agenda as well. In a memo widely circulated to LCPS senior staff, the African American Superintendent’s Advisory Council issued a series of “recommendations on equity.” Much of the document, as in much of the debate among educators about CRT, includes well-meaning suggestions, such as sharper metrics to monitor student progress and learning differences.

But other recommendations are straight out of the CRT playbook. The Advisory Council recommendations included “incorporation of  racism, racial equity and social justice in the Standards of Learning;” creating a “score…related to school climate that includes indicators related to antiracism and culturally responsive and inclusive learning environments;” and in a project smacking of political re-education, “requirement for educator preparation programs to include programs of study and experiences that prepare teachers to be culturally responsive educators.”

In August 2020, the Loudoun County branch of the NAACP issued a “Call to Action to Combat Systemic Racism.” The main guests for the Zoom meeting would be senior members of the Loudoun County Public Schools system, including Superintendent Williams, Chief of Staff Hamlett, and Director of Equity Spurlock. The only problem was, nobody at the NAACP bothered to invite the Loudoun County guests in advance. We have “respectfully declined the invitation to attend after the NAACP declined to attend a Closed Session with the School Board to explain their proposals,” a draft letter from the LCPS to the NAACP noted.

In January, Superintendent Williams left Loudoun County to become head of a school district in Houston. He was replaced by Scott Ziegler, an assistant superintendent.

Ziegler got right to work. Recognizing the growing controversy over CRT—parents were taking a stand at school board meetings, media coverage had intensified, and social media was heating up with criticism—the new superintendent doubled down on racism as the central threat to Virginia education.

On March 19, in a widely shared email, Ziegler released an “Interim Superintendent Update: Rumors Concerning LCPS Equity Work.” He wrote that “misperceptions” were “being reported by certain media outlets and social media” and his update would “clarify” the record. The school system’s “equity priorities,” he noted, were “not an effort to indoctrinate students and staff into a particular [read: CRT] philosophy or theory.”

However, Ziegler noted, the 2019 Equity Collaborative assessment had “identified race as the most prevalent problem” inside Loudoun County public schools—a problem greater than “poverty, learning disabilities, academic expectations and discipline practices.” Think about that for a moment.

Ziegler defended staff training in a CRT framework. “The Equity Collaborative recommended professional development for staff in the area of recognizing the social and cultural differences in our diverse student body,” he wrote. “…The goal of this work was to raise the racial consciousness and equity literacy of LCPS’ staff…The professional development offered to LCPS employees…asks employees to examine their own personal biases and how they might affect student instruction and interactions with the community. Concepts such as white supremacy and systemic racism are discussed.”

Just don’t call it Critical Race Theory. “LCPS has not adopted Critical Race Theory as a framework for staff to adhere to,” Ziegler insisted. “Social media rumors that staff members have been disciplined or fired for not adhering to the tenets of Critical Race Theory or for refusing to teach this theory are not true.”

But the record is clear. Critical Race Theory in Virginia is promoted by the Democratic Party, by school superintendents, by influential senior staff, by outside consultants such as the Equity Collaborative, and by influential groups like the NAACP. Its radical political message permeates the Virginia educational system.

Judicial Watch is the national leader in Freedom of Information Act litigation and reporting. Read our recent reports on CRT in Maryland here, in Rhode Island here, and at West Point here. In February, Judicial Watch filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of Massachusetts father David Flynn, who was fired from his public school teaching position for raising concerns about CRT in his daughter’s class curriculum; watch a video presentation of the case here. And to learn how to use the Freedom of Information Act and public records requests to explore CRT in your community, this video featuring Judicial Watch Senior Investigator William Marshall will tell you everything you need to know.


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You couldn’t make this up!

By Martin Sherman

There may well be things more depraved than an Israeli government minister soliciting funds for a self-declared mortal foe, but none come readily to mind

“Those whom the gods wish to destroy, they first make mad.” —Anonymous ancient dictum—misattributed to Euripides.

Israel is a country of many paradoxes and colliding opposites—many of which make it one of the most fascinating and dynamic countries on the face of the globe; a country that has overcome almost impossible odds to drive its way to the forefront of virtually every realm of human endeavor—including medicine, agriculture, cybertechnology, arts, and entertainment—with the jarring exception of the functioning of its body-politic.

“Incentivizing the murder of civilians is barbarism.”

This is particularly true regarding the paradox embedded in Israel’s perverse, perilous and puerile approach to what has become known as “the Palestinian problem”. Indeed, it would be no exaggeration to state that it is a patently self-contradictory policy, in which certain elements thereof manifestly contradict and annul other elements of it.

Thus, in 2018, Israel passed a law—with disconcerting reluctance—mandating the reduction of payments to the Palestinian Authority (PA) by deducting a sum equivalent to the amount the PA pays to imprisoned terrorists and the families of deceased terrorists, killed while perpetrating acts of terror. This legislation reflected a compelling rationale that Israelis should not be complicit in compensating their Judeocidal Arab assailants…or their dependents.

Oddly, rather than spearheading such a measure itself, the Israeli government found itself belatedly echoing the punitive initiative—taken over a year previously—by the US Congress, known as the Taylor Force Act. The bill provides for ending US aid to the PA unless and until it ceases to pay stipends to the incarcerated terrorists and to the families of deceased terrorists, including the families of suicide bombers.

Indeed, one prominent legal expert, Professor Thane Rosenbaum, designated these payments for terror as “lavish incentives to commit violence“, which, in effect constitute “a bounty system…enshrined in Palestinian law, provided for in the Palestinian Authorities budget and indirectly supported by foreign aid…”

Noting that the compensation paid to convicted terrorists and to the families of deceased ones is markedly higher than average salaries in the PA administered territories and paid according to the loathsome criterion that the more heinous the terror, the higher the remuneration, he caustically censured the “pay-for-slay” practice: “…incentivizing the murder of civilians is barbarism, and it happens to offer a career path for ardent and enterprising Palestinians.”

Aid as a transfer payment for terror

In endorsing the move to curtail US funds to the Judeophobic PA, the Wall Street Journal pointed out that, for all intents and purposes: “US aid [had] become…a transfer payment for terrorists” and urged that: “ending the PA’s bureaucracy of terror should be atop the agenda.

However, the Palestinian-Arab Judeocidal campaign continues unabated.

Last month, a member of Hamas opened fire with an automatic weapon on passing civilians in the old city of Jerusalem, killing one and wounding several others, before being killed himself by armed police. The perpetrator, one Fadi Abu Shkhaidem, was considerably different in his socio-economic profile from that which has often characterized previous “lone wolf” terrorists. Thus, Abu Shkhaidem, in his early forties, was married with children; was a well-known and well-respected figure in his community; had a steady job as a religious preacher; was relatively well off economically—reportedly even owning property abroad—and was not suffering from any known personal crisis or trauma.

None of this prevented him from leaving a 4-page testament to his family, in which he revealed that he had been planning his terror attack for a long time. In the document, he called on others, including his family, his colleagues, and students to emulate him, and conveyed his elation at the prospect of carrying out his planned massacre:

“I write these words with great joy…I end years of hard work with a meeting with God.”

The middle-aged Muslim cleric urged the Arab residents of Jerusalem to prepare for a holy war (Jihad) to protect the Al Aqsa Mosque. Indeed, the prospect of Jews on the Temple Mount (heaven forfend!) reportedly so enraged him that it set him off on his gory rampage to murder or maim innocent passers-by.

Poor fellow! One can only imagine his anguish and torment…

A worthy objective

As asserted previously, government policy on the Palestinian issue has been incontrovertibly self-obstructive and self-contradictory—with one policy element impeding the goals of another element.

To fully grasp this, consider the following:

When the law mandating the deductions from tax receipts accruing to the PA was passed, one of its two initiators, MK Elazar Stern of the Yesh Atid faction, explained the rationale behind the legislation and the objectives it was designed to attain:

…this historic law will significantly weaken the encouragement of terrorism by the PA. It is our duty to stop the economic incentive the PA gives terrorists, an incentive that encourages others to commit terror attacks. That way, any Palestinian youth will realize it’s not worth it for him to choose the path of terrorism. No more encouraging terrorism at our expense.”

Indeed, in the law itself, its objective is clearly laid out:

“The objective of this law is to bring about a reduction of terrorist activity and to abolish the economic incentive for terror activity by stipulating rules to freeze the funds which the Palestinian Authority paid for terror affiliated activity, out of the funds that Israel transfers to the Palestinian Authority…”

So far so good, but now for the kicker!

Working at cross purposes

But then in September 2021, following a meeting between Israeli Defense Minister, Benny Gatz and PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and totally counter to the rationale of the legislation passed, Israel agreed to loan the PA the sum of half a billion shekels ($150 million), “in order to prevent its collapse.” As the Times of Israel reports,

“This arrangement allows the Israeli government to effectively circumvent a law passed in 2018 that requires it offset the payments the PA makes to Palestinians wounded, jailed, or killed by Israel — including avowed terrorists — by confiscating the same amount from the Palestinian tax revenue that Israel collects.”

Seemingly oblivious of the fact that it is the PA that “pays for slay”, Gantz “explained”—for want of a better word—the decision, declaring: “As the Palestinian Authority gets stronger, Hamas gets weaker, and so long as it has greater governance, we will have more security and we will have to act less.”

However, Abbas has made it unambiguously clear that he has no higher priority than paying-for-slaying, proclaiming; “We will never stop paying the families of the martyrs and the prisoners, despite the efforts to prevent us from doing so…even if we only have a penny left, we are going to first put it toward these payments.”

This, of course, casts significant doubt on the logic and wisdom of Gantz’s argument for giving the PA considerably more pennies…

After all, until recently, Israel had frozen 1.3 billion shekels ($417.26 million) in tax revenues since the law went into effect. Accordingly, the loan that Israel extended to the PA pumped back almost 40% of the liquidity withheld by Israel to penalize the PA for incentivizing terrorthus considerably undermining its intended impact.

Clearly then, this is a portrait of a government hopelessly at cross purposes with itself.

Fungibility and foolishness

Indeed, while Israel presented the loan as an advance on future tax payments, which were to be repaid in full, the Palestinians hotly disputed this. Indeed, according to the PA, only 100 million shekels of the total sum was an advance on future tax revenues, while the remaining 400 million shekels were in fact funds that Israel had owed to the PA—i.e., the amounts deducted because of PA payments related to terrorist activity—and for which Israel would not be reimbursed.

In other words, the PA made it clear that it would not repay 80% of the funds it received from Israel.

This starkly underscores the earlier contention that government policy on the Palestinian issue is decidedly self-obstructive—even self-contradictory—with one policy element (designed to penalize the PA for incentivizing slaughter) impeding another element of it (designed to shield the PA from the effects of the penalties imposed on it for incentivizing slaughter).

Moreover, even if Israel were given credible assurances that the money transferred to the PA would not be used for “pay-for-slay” stipends, the policy would be no less perverse and paradoxical. After all, money is fungible, so even if the funds, transferred in the “loan” from Israel, were only used for legitimate humanitarian purposes, it would still free up other money to be channeled to “pay-for slay” recipients—hardly something that would enhance Israel’s security and Israelis’ safety as Gantz attempted to claim.

Funding corrupt kleptocracy & tyrannical theocracy

Sadly, the grave lack of consistency and rationality is sadly evident elsewhere.

For instance, earlier this month, Israel’s Minister of Regional Development, Issawi Frej, of the far-left Meretz faction, traveled to Oslo as the head of Israel’s delegation to the biannual gathering of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee, comprised of donor countries for the PA.

The purpose of Frej’s trip was an endeavor to drum up donations for a financially floundering PA, which has suffered an 85% drop in donor funding from $1.2 billion. in 2008 to $184 million this year.

Frej called on the international community to resume its funding to the PA. He lamented:

Unfortunately, due to ‘donor fatigue,’ contributions have fallen.” He warned: “My friends, the risks are too great; the stakes are too high. We are in a state of emergency,” and urged donors: “Please continue and increase your support for the Palestinian people.”

Indeed, one can only wonder what twisted rationale motivates a country to solicit funding for sworn enemies, undisguisedly dedicated to its own destruction.

Accordingly, as Ruthie Blum points out in her caustic Op-Ed, Why is an Israeli minister fundraising for the Palestinians, Frej’s assertion that it was in Israel’s best interest for the PA to be “strong and stable” is enough “to elicit a raised eyebrow, if not a belly laugh.”

After all, the PA is an economic basket case, which, for three decades, has squandered billions of international aid—only to end up with a corrupt kleptocracy in the so-called “West Bank” and a tyrannical theocracy in Gaza, both totally dependent on the largess of its alleged “oppressor”.

Of course, there may well be things more depraved than an Israeli government minister soliciting funds for a self-declared mortal foe, but none come readily to mind.

Misleading misconceptions

The confused, conflicted, and contrary nature of Israeli policy on the “Palestinian issue” is largely the result of two fatally flawed assumptions that underlie the substance on which it is based and undergird the context in which it is formulated.

The first is that Israel should relate to the Palestinian-Arabs as potential peace partners; the second is that the Palestinian public is somehow the victim of its leadership which has a vested interest in keeping the conflict with Israel unresolved. Thus, giving greater voice to the people, rather than their leaders, will somehow lead to greater rapprochement.

These are both misleading misconceptions.

With regard to the former, the Palestinian-Arabs, as a collective, are not a prospective peace partner, but—as they themselves, undisguisedly declare—an implacable enemy, who will never be satiated by any show of Israeli goodwill. Indeed, concession and appeasement, no matter how far-reaching, will never satisfy Palestinian appetite. On the contrary, it will only whet it. Failure to recognize this will merely lead to a policy of successive and ever more far-reaching—yet unrequited—conciliatory gestures in a futile pursuit of some elusive concession, which if only made, will result in a lasting resolution of the intractable Judeo-Arab conflict over the Holy Land.

Crucible not victim

With regard to the latter, the Palestinian public is not the victim of its leadership but the crucible in which that leadership was formed and from which it emerged. The Palestinian leadership is a reflection of, not an imposition on, Palestinian society!

Indeed, opinion polls clearly indicate that the Palestinian public strongly identifies with the perpetrators of brutal and lethal acts of terror against Israelis and almost uniformly endorse the “pay-for-slay” practice. Thus, Adam Rasgon, today with the New York Times, noted: “Polls have found that the overwhelming majority of Palestinians oppose the PA suspending its payments to the security prisoners, including terrorists who have killed Israeli civilians, and their families.

Quoting a “high ranking Palestinian official“, he wrote:

These payments are one of the most sensitive issues in Palestinian society…If the PA were to get rid of them, it would be committing political suicide…”, and cited a poll conducted by a leading Palestinian Institute that “… found that 91 percent of Palestinians were against stopping them…

Underscoring this widely held public sentiment, one Israeli news channel noted:

These prisoners are often regarded by many Palestinians as heroes or martyrs.”

Indeed, removing and replacing the current leadership is hardly likely to improve matters—as the most probable alternative candidates to ascend to power will almost certainly be more radical than the present incumbents.

Correctly conceptualizing the conflict

For Israel to be able to formulate a cogent and coherent policy vis-a-vis the Palestinian issue, it must first manage to correctly conceptualize the conflict. Failure to do so will inevitably result in flawed policy, which in turn, will inevitably result in policy failure—as has been the case with Israel’s policy on the Palestinian issue for decades.

This brings to mind the wise words of eminent social psychologist, Kurt Levin, who observed: “There is nothing so practical as a good theory.” After all, action without comprehension is a little like swinging a hammer without knowing where the nails are—and just as hazardous and harmful. Thus, good theory creates understanding of cause and effect and hence facilitates effective policy, allowing measures undertaken to achieve their intended goals.

Formulating such “good theory” entails setting aside the previously mentioned misconceptions that underlie—and undermine—virtually all of the conceptual approaches to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—namely that the Palestinians are a prospective peace partner and that they are unwilling victims of their leaders.

This leads inexorably to the dour conclusion that the conflict must be conceptualized as one between two irreconcilable collectives, with mutually exclusive foundational narratives: A Jewish collective and an Arab collective—for which, today, the Palestinian-Arab collective is its operational spearhead.

Grudgingly accepted or greatly feared

They are irreconcilable because the raison d’etre of the one is the preservation of Jewish political sovereignty in the Holy Land, while the raison d’etre of the other is the annulment Jewish political sovereignty in the Holy Land. Therefore, for one to prevail, the other must be prevailed upon.

With antithetical and mutually exclusive core objectives, only one can emerge victorious, with the other, vanquished.

Accordingly, as a clash of collectives, whose outcome will be determined by collective victory or defeat, it cannot be personalized. The fate of individual members of one collective cannot be a deciding determinant of the policy of the rival collective—and certainly not a consideration that impacts the probability of collective victory or defeat.

Thus, Israel’s survival imperative must dictate that it forgo the pursuit of international amity from the Arabs, which, for the foreseeable future, will remain an unattainable pipe-dream. It must reconcile itself to the stern, but sober, conclusion: The most it can realistically hope for is to be grudgingly accepted, the least it must attain is to be greatly feared.

Any more benign policy goals are a recipe for disaster.

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