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Big Tech Whistleblower Exposes Twitter’s Close Relationship With The Chinese Communist Party

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 15:00

While Twitter banned Americans who stand in defense of freedom of speech, freedom of conscience and equality for all before the law. This is not sustainable. Make no mistake, the country cannot withstand this.

Drew Hernandez @DrewHLive on whistleblower Peiter Zatko testifying that he found an agent of the Chinese Communist Party’s intelligence agency (MMS) on Twitter’s payroll: "Things are just not looking good for Twitter." pic.twitter.com/DgxNNpqgRc

— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) September 15, 2022

Big Tech Whistleblower Exposes Twitter’s Close Relationship With The Chinese Communist Party

Twitter has been cozying up to members of the Chinese Communist Party while cracking down on American citizens.

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By: Helen Raleigh, The Federalist, September 16, 2922:

A former Twitter executive testified to the U.S. Congress on Tuesday regarding concerns about Twitter’s data security issues. His testimony and the following Q&A with senators revealed many problems relating to the safety and security of user data, but the most disturbing revelation was Twitter’s relationship with China.

Peiter Zatko, the former head of security at Twitter, was fired by the company in January of this year. Zatko filed a whistleblower complaint with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) last month, alleging the company “prioritized profits over security” and exposed Twitter users worldwide to data privacy and security risks. Zatko especially raised concern about the company’s cozy relationship with foreign governments, such as China.

Although the Chinese government officially bans Twitter, the company, according to Zatko, has been eager to kowtow to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for the sake of the company’s bottom line. Twitter’s cooperation with the Chinese government is two-fold. One aspect is user data security. Zatko disclosed that the FBI notified Twitter that at least one Chinese agent was working in the company. It was not clear what the company did about this.

Zatko said he and some other Twitter employees had voiced their concerns to senior executives about the possibility that the CCP would be able to access sensitive Twitter user data. The CCP could use this information to monitor dissidents inside China and overseas critics, quickly locate their whereabouts and impose harm on them.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Chinese authorities imprisoned more than 50 Chinese citizens between 2019 and 2021 for using Twitter and other foreign platforms to criticize Beijing’s policy. For example, one Chinese user with fewer than 300 followers was sentenced to jail for nine months after complaining on Twitter about Beijing’s mishandling of Covid-19.

Even for overseas Beijing critics, threats to our safety are real. For instance, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) unveiled three such cases early this year, accusing five individuals, including Americans and undercover agents sent from China, of “stalking, harassing, and spying on” Chinese dissidents in the United States on behalf of China’s Ministry of State Security (MSS). China also boasted that it had brought more than 8,000 overseas Chinese “criminals” back to China under its Operation Fox Hunt and Operation Sky Net programs, bypassing local jurisdictions.

In 2011, Twitter settled with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) related to the company’s handling of user data. According to Zatko, the company Twitter has made “little meaningful progress on basic security, integrity and privacy systems” since then. As a Twitter user and vocal critic of the CCP, I entrusted my data to the company. It is unsettling to learn from the whistleblower’s complaint how little the company values my privacy and safety.

Zatko’s congressional testimony on Tuesday also referenced the latest report from Reuters, which uncovered another disturbing aspect of Twitter’s cozy relationship with the CCP. Twitter’s ad revenue from the China region “has seen an 800-fold improvement since 2014,” and China is “the platform’s fastest-growing overseas ad market and one of its largest non-U.S. revenue sources.” How did this happen?

It turned out that although the Chinese government has banned its citizens from accessing Twitter, it recognized that western social media could play an essential role in the CCP’s overseas influence campaigns. Chinese government agencies, state media, and their representatives (including CCP members) have opened Twitter accounts, purchased advertisements on the platform, and used Twitter to spread Beijing’s propaganda and misinformation in efforts to shape public opinion overseas. Driven to grow its bottom line, Twitter’s China sales team reportedly aggressively courted local Chinese governments.

In his whistleblower complaint, Zatko alleged that “Twitter executives knew that accepting Chinese money risked endangering users in China … but Twitter was too dependent upon the revenue stream at this point to do anything other than attempt to increase it.”

Chinese government agencies and their representatives reportedly used the purse’s power to demand blue checks on their accounts, lending them credibility for unsuspected users worldwide. While Twitter often violates American citizens’ constitutionally protected right to free speech by temporarily or permanently suspending accounts in the name of combating misinformation and disinformation, it rarely applies such censorship to Chinese government accounts.

For example, former China’s ambassador to the United States, Cui Tian Kai, denied Beijing’s suppression of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong and human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang on Twitter. Zhao Lijian, China’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson and a well-known “wolf diplomat,” spread a conspiracy theory of Covid-19’s origin on Twitter and accused the U.S. military of bringing the coronavirus to China.

Even though there are mountains of evidence suggesting both Cui’s and Zhao’s tweets as disinformation, their tweets remain intact, and their accounts were never suspended. While demonstrating great deference to Chinese government officials, Twitter has suspended, even permanently banned, many Americans for tweeting “Men aren’t women.”

Twitter is currently fighting a legal battle with Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla. Musk made an offer to purchase Twitter but backed out of the deal, alleging the company misrepresented its business, among other things. Zatko’s whistleblower complaint will no doubt strengthen Musk’s case.

For many Twitter users worldwide, Zatko did a public service by revealing the company’s many problems, including its relationship with the Chinese government. The whistleblower complaint also exposed Twitter’s double standards and hypocrisy regarding free speech. It is time that all Twitter users think long and hard about whether we should continue to support this social media platform and let it profit from our activities and information while risking our privacy and safety.

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From Essential to Disposable: Former FDNY Captain Goes Nuclear On City Over COVID-19 Mandate (VIDEO)

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 14:00

FDNY captain forced to resign sues city over termination from vaccine mandate.

“I could wear the uniform and go to a burning building but not eat here. What’s wrong with you people? Trust the science. You guys are f*cked up!”

Ex FDNY Fire Captain bringing the HEAT to the NYC council slugs.
“I can wear the uniform, go to a burning building but not eat here! What’s wrong with you people?? Trust the science,,, YOU GUYS ARE F-U$KED U–P!” https://t.co/b5XXmUf6Bh pic.twitter.com/wucSuVhvvk

— Canuck (@CanuckVendetta) September 16, 2022

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Former FDNY Captain Goes Nuclear On City Over COVID-19 Mandates [VIDEO]

“I could wear the uniform and go to a burning building but not eat here. What’s wrong with you people? Trust the science. You guys are f*cked up!”

By Jeremy Porter, Red Voice Media September 13, 2022:

While the Biden administration claims the country is still in a pandemic, Americans haven’t forgotten how the government used the coronavirus to spread a plethora of mandates and restrictions. Supposedly in the best interest of citizens, the government supported lockdowns, mask mandates, and social distancing. With each one not doing much to stop the virus from spreading, the Biden administration moved on to the COVID-19 drug, which was also mandated in some states. Although Americans criticized the idea of forced jabs, the aftermath of those unlawful mandates is still being seen today. Recently, a former New York Fire Department Captain lashed out at the city council for losing his job due to the COVID-19 jab.

In the video, which can be watched below, Brendan Fogarty, a former fireman, attacked the council for allowing him to put his life on the line but restricted him from eating in a restaurant. “I was a captain for the New York City Fire Department. I served for 20 years, and I went from being essential to being disposable from the mandates. And my religious exemption was denied. And I received those threats of termination, and I retired. I would love to go back to my job. I gave my best years to this city, 20 years from 21 to 41, and then they take it away. At the peak of my earning career, I made it to captain. I went through that process. You should be ashamed of yourselves.”

EXCLUSIVE: VACCINE PROTEST “New York City Workers for Choice” Press Conference: “Let Us Work!”

Fri, 09/16/2022 - 14:00

Sept 9. 2022;  NY Workers for Choice held a press conference with the bi-partisan Common Sense Caucus on the steps of NY City Hall. Workers for Choice represents all New York workers who’ve been fired or banned for declining covid vaccination. … Thousands of NYC Workers have been fired & banned from their jobs for declining the covid shot. WORKERS ARE ESSENTIAL for a strong economy: Let Us WORK!

NY Workers for Choice held a press conference with the bi-partisan Common Sense Caucus … After, at 1 pm, testimony was given inside City Hall regarding vaccine mandates and city worker shortages. Workers for Choice represents all New York workers who’ve been fired or banned for declining covid vaccination. … Thousands of NYC Workers have been fired & banned from their jobs for declining the covid shot.

.Council members Joe Borelli, Vickie Paladino, Joann Ariola, Bob Holden and David Carr were all present at the press conference. Inna Vernikov was unable to attend but she did have a staff member address the press conference. FDNY: Sophy Medina ,  Bernacet Mejia; Teachers for Choice, Joy Amanda ; UFA vice president Robert Eustace showed up and spoke in support of fired firefighters. Councilman Robt Holden laid out why he believes the city does not need a municipal vaccine mandate anymore. “We’re not in 2020, we’re not in 2021, the city should get back to normal,” he said. “The city should lift everything.” [NY Daily News]

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.Speaker 1 – Councilman Joe Borelli:  CDC guidelines say you can no longer discriminate between vax and un-vaxed. The city’s response should be to ease those restrictions that left the city UNDERSTAFFED on many levels: teachers, firefighters, police. sanitation.

Representing teachers for choice: Joy Amanda, today 365 days since her termination.

Court officer, Chris Sperber, running for State Assembly, District 11. . Court Officer for the New York State Court System Fired for no vax.

 Sophy Medina marine corp vet and FDNY. When will Mayor Adams fire Dr. Vasan and put an end these mandates.

Bernacet Mejia,  a female firefighter, was orced to retire. Worked for NYFD 22 years.  Denied religious exemption, her civil rights violated. ( he was emotional)

Police officer born raised in Albania. 16 yrs ago came to US. Valued freedom of speech.

Council member, Joann Ariola.  Teachers, essential workers, NYPD, FDNY: pre-vaccine they never stopped working. Many did not want to submit to the forced vax. Referring to new mayor’s administration, new health commissioner, she says they are willing to listen. CDC now admits natural immunity which  is just as good as vax in fight against covid.

Video Part 1: Councilman Borelli of Commonsense Caucus … begins the presser; 3:09 Teachers for Choice, Joy Amanda; 5:38, FDNY, Sophy Medina and at 6:28, Bernacet Mejia( sp); 8:02, councilwoman, Joann Ariola ( 11:16- end Part 1]

Councilman Robert F. Holden said,  Mr Mayor: time to put every New Yorker back to work. Mandates were  de Blasio’s creations.  It’s a shame to carry them forth. This is not 2020. CDC says covid is not a serious threat of illness or death. Health commissioner is ignoring the CDC. We need to go back to NORMAL. Back to work. We need the courage to stand up.

Councilmember Vicky Paladino. I started this fight a year ago. Never thought it would go this far. People have lost their jobs. Leave without pay. It’s now 2022. Time to put people back to work. In 2020. the police/fire department  were out of the streets working. New CDC guidelines says it’s TIME to get back to normal.

Councilmember David Carr: Vax mandate was NEVER necessary. No one should be punished for personal medical decision. NY is supposed to be a labor friendly town. . The mandates need to end. They should never have started. Travesty. Should have ended months ago

Daniel….  spoke instead of Councilwoman Inna Vernikov . He said termination of employees unvaxed must end immediately.

UFA vice president Robert Eustace — mentioned 9-11 in 2 days. Pointed out there was not enough testing of vaccine. Common sense is “get back to work”.

Reporter CBS asked questions: only NY – drs heatlj commison- forced vax mandates. how many termininated- Michael Kane answered. 400-500.  want job back must be vaxed ( blk man) woman – nypd- lots are retiring.

Video Part 2: – 00:22 Councilman Robt Holden; 2:40, Councilwoman Vicky Paladino; 5:13, Councilman David Carr; UFA VP, Robt Eustace; 9:18, CBS Reporter asks two questions, followed by statements from protestors in response. [12:47- end Part 2]

So many sirens thru the whole un-amplified presser that I was unable to post a couple of speakers: Court officer, Chris Sperber, running for State Assembly, District 11, an NYPD officer born and raised in Albania and Daniel…. who spoke for councilwoman Inna Vernikov.

Later, in the City Council Labor Meeting, forced to retire FDNY Capt. Brendan Fogarty railed against the vaccine mandates.

The following Council Members participate in this Common Cause Caucus:

A quartet of conservative City Council members turned a hearing on the municipal government’s soaring vacancy rates into an anti-vaccine mandate spectacle Friday amid buzz that Mayor Adams could be on the brink of peeling back some of New York’s remaining coronavirus restrictions.

“We’re not in 2020, we’re not in 2021, the city should get back to normal,” he said. “The city should lift everything.”

Despite their focus on the mandate, only 1,761 city employees had gotten fired for refusing to get vaccinated as of Aug. 30 — a fraction of the more than 330,000 posts across all municipal agencies, according to data from the mayor’s office. Another 583 unvaccinated workers remain on unpaid leave while waiting on the city to review their applications for exemptions to the mandate, the data shows.

The hearing in the Council’s Civil Service and Labor Committee featured testimony from members of Adams’ administration on what they’re doing to improve the city government’s job vacancy rate, which stands at 8.3% — more than five times higher than pre-pandemic levels. [NY Daily News]

.UPDATE:

“As of July, more than 1,750 city workers were fired for not getting the COVID-19 vaccine — including at least 36 from the NYPD.A spokesman from the city Law Department said: “A court has previously upheld the NYPD’s reasonable accommodation process, ruling it complies with all applicable laws. Both the NYPD and a citywide appeals panel carefully reviewed this officer’s accommodation request. The city is reviewing this decision and is considering its options.The NYPD and City Hall deferred comment to the Law Department” [NY POST]

Mayor Adams END these illegal mandates.

LET US WORK!

[Where indicated, pictures and videos property of Pamela Hall-VSB]

TRUMP PEACE: Abu Dhabi Rabbinic Wedding Landmark Event for Jewish Life in Arab World 2 years after Abraham Accords sighed

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 19:00

Trump peace! Trump miracle! No media coverage from the anti-Trump press.

The largest Jewish event ever held in UAE history with around 1,500 guests, including Emirati royals, celebrating the wedding of UAE Chabad emissary Rabbi Levi Duchman.
Mazel Tov and Mabrouk! https://t.co/XGDQc49iyL

— Michael Dickson (@michaeldickson) September 15, 2022

Abu Dhabi Rabbinic Wedding Landmark Event for Jewish Life in Arab World

Emirates nuptials, largest Jewish event in the country’s history, a sign of couple’s commitment to Jewish life

By Chabad.org, September 15, 2022

Rabbi Levi Duchman, Rabbi to the UAE, and Lea Hadad celebrated their wedding in the country’s capital city, Abu Dhabi, on Wednesday surrounded by 1,500 guests from around the world. Guests included Emirati royals, prominent rabbis, dignitaries and much of the country’s burgeoning Jewish community. The wedding is a landmark event marking a new era for Jewish life in the Arab world.

Hundreds of local Jews and Arabs, for whom this was the first Jewish wedding ever experienced, were in attendance. With people from across the Emirates and around the world, who speak Arabic, Hebrew, Yiddish, French and other languages, the proceedings were conducted in English, which is understood by the plurality of guests.

Keep reading…..

 

DOJ Refuses to Release Biden Administration Plan to Intervene in 2022 Election

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 18:00

Clearly,the democrats have a detailed plan to rig the 2022 midterm elections and anyone who dares to speak ot question it will be arrested as a terrorist. Lest we forget, “We have put together I think the most extensive and inclusive voter fraud organization in the history of American politics” – Joe Biden.

DOJ Refuses to Release Biden Administration Plan to Intervene in 2022 Election

By: Breitbart News, September 15, 2022:

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is refusing to release 15 pages of documents explaining the Biden administration’s strategy to implement a “voter access” policy that is being coordinated with left-wing groups just weeks before the 2022 election.

In March 2021, President Joe Biden signed Executive Order 14019, “Promoting Access to Voting.” As Breitbart News noted:

President Joe Biden issued an executive order on “access to voting” on Sunday that instructs federal government agencies to promote voter registration, help Americans apply to vote by mail, and “combat misinformation,” among other measures.

The “Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting” reads like a Democratic Party wish-list of “reforms” that enshrines many of the practices that were adopted on a temporary basis during the pandemic-affected 2020 election. Its provisions include:

  • using federal agencies to promote voter registration;
  • using federal agencies to inform Americans about voting;
  • linking federal agency websites to state voter registration websites;
  • providing voter registration and vote-by-mail applications;
  • using “approved, nonpartisan third-party organizations” to register voters at federal agencies;
  • using identification documents issued by the agency to help people register to vote;
  • providing more multilingual services to potential voters;
  • giving public employees “time off to vote in Federal, State, local, Tribal, and territorial elections”; and
  • promoting voter registration for federal prisoners.

One provision states: “It is the responsibility of the Federal Government to expand access to, and education about, voter registration and election information, and to combat misinformation, in order to enable all eligible Americans to participate in our democracy.”

Under the U.S. Constitution, elections are largely administered by the states. But critics of Biden’s executive order noted that it amounts to an attempt to federalize elections, and to do so without authority from Congress, never mind the Constitution.

As Mollie Hemingway of The Federalist noted in June, Biden was elected in 2020 after Democrats and their donors, such as billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, funded and commandeered local election administration in key counties in crucial swing states.

The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for documents about the DOJ plan last year, which the DOJ refused to produce until compelled to do so by a federal court last Thursday, two months before the 2002 midterm elections. While it did provide a few documents, the DOJ used a loophole in the FOIA legislation to withhold the “strategic plan” for Executive Order 14019.

As Byron York of the Washington Examiner notes:

So the strategic plan, the document that would give the world some information on what the administration is doing to enact Biden’s order, remains a secret. But that’s not all. The Justice Department is withholding lots of other information, as well.

One troubling clue did make it past Justice Department censors. On July 12, 2021, the Justice Department held a “listening session” with outside activists working on voting rights. The group included dozens of people, all of them from left-leaning groups. There were 10 from the American Civil Liberties Union, five from the Campaign Legal Center, three from Demos, three from the Southern Poverty Law Center, five from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, two from Black Lives Matter, and many others. The list would not reassure anyone hoping that the Justice Department is working in a scrupulously nonpartisan way. But of course, we don’t really know what the department is doing because the administration is keeping it a secret [emphasis omitted].

While the DOJ hides information about how the federal government is intervening in the upcoming election, guaranteeing that the results will be held in suspicion, Biden, his party, and their allies in the media are claiming that the midterm election is about defending “democracy” from its opponents, and liken those who doubt election results to traitors and terrorists.

KARMA: Don Lemon loses prime-time role in latest CNN shake-up

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 17:00

Bye, bitch.

Don Lemon loses prime-time role in latest CNN shake-up

By Rachel Schilke, Washington Examiner September 15, 2022:

CNN host Don Lemon will move to mornings later this year, ending his prime-time show Don Lemon Tonight.

Lemon will join hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins in debuting a new morning show, replacing current New Day hosts John Berman and Brianna Keilar, according to a press release by CNN.

The move, announced Thursday, is the network’s biggest programming shake-up since CNN executive Chris Licht took his position in May.

“There is no stronger combination of talent than Don, Poppy, and Kaitlan to deliver on our promise of a game-changing morning news program,” Licht said in the press release.

Keep reading.……

Plundering Biden Moves To Open Up Public Benefits to 5+ Million Illegal Immigrants

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 16:00

In addition to the myriad medical, housing, educational, and other public benefits routinely doled out by federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. And, more importantly, it ignores the tremendous cost of those benefits to the government and to the American taxpayer.

Biden moves to open up public benefits to illegal immigrants

By Joseph Edlow Washington Examiner, September 14, 2022

In its latest effort to “remove barriers” to immigration, the Department of Homeland Security is finalizing the long-awaited public charge rule , codifying a weak standard that upends congressional intent, decades of precedent, and the core American value of self-reliance .

The term “public charge” first appeared in statute in 1882 , when Congress barred the admission of “any person unable to take care of himself or herself without becoming a public charge.”

More than 100 years later, Congress issued a statement of national policy on self-sufficiency and immigration when it enacted the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 . The statement confirmed that aliens within the United States should not be reliant on public resources, lest those public benefits become an incentive for immigration.

For more than 30 years, temporary guidance governed our understanding and administration of the public charge doctrine. This narrow interpretation was merely a placeholder for final regulations. When the only meaningful reforms were made to the doctrine during the Trump administration, liberal activist courts invalidated the rules to gut this commonsense requirement.

The Biden administration has seized on that to issue a weak rule that undermines Congress’ intent on the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act. Under its new rule, only the receipt of cash benefits or long-term institutional care could trigger a public charge finding.

The rule ignores the myriad medical, housing, educational, and other public benefits routinely doled out by federal, state, local, and tribal agencies. And, more importantly, it ignores the tremendous cost of those benefits to the government and to the American taxpayer.

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US Falls Behind China in KEY TECH Areas, New Report Warns

Thu, 09/15/2022 - 15:00

China leads the United States in 5G, commercial drones, offensive hypersonic weapons, and lithium-battery production. Here’s what that means……

US trails China in key tech areas, new report warns

By: Lauren C. Williams and Patrick Tucker, American Military News,

Imagine a future in which the most skilled U.S. tech workers can’t find jobs, authoritarian regimes exert more power than democratic governments, freedom of expression is replaced by open censorship, and no one believes the U.S. military can deter conflict. All this could happen if China surpasses the United States in key technology areas, according to a new report from the Special Competitive Studies Project, led by former Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and Google co-founder Eric Schmidt.

The 189-page report, released on Monday, looks at current and future technology competition between the United States and China—from microelectronics supply to tech talent retention to the effects of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence on tomorrow’s national security.

“In our judgment, China leads the United States in 5G, commercial drones, offensive hypersonic weapons, and lithium-battery production,” the report said, while the U.S. is ahead in biotech, quantum computing, cloud computing, commercial space technologies, and has a small lead in artificial intelligence.

Work said Monday’s report is an effort to help retain U.S. leads and reduce Chinese advantages gained during the decades-long war in Afghanistan.

“We didn’t really respond as we normally have done in the past,” Work told reporters during a Defense Writers Group event. “This is a real technical competition. It is absolutely critical to the future of our country as well as democracies worldwide, and we must win it. And this starts to give recommendations on how we organize ourselves for the competition and how do we win it.”

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Despite Incalculable Damage of Electric Vehicles, Biden Announces $900 Million Plan (!) to Build Electric Vehicle Boondoggle

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 18:25

Like a bridge to nowhere Biden is announcing a $900 million plan to build EV chargers across 53,000 miles of the national highway system. The new massive spending boondoggle comes as the Nero-like Biden has already announced nearly $85 billion in private-sector investments because of the Infrastructure Law, the Inflation Reduction Act and the CHIPS and Science Act, which increases the production of electric vehicles, batteries and EV chargers across America.

No mention of the price to replace the battery in your electric car:: $29,000 to replace batteries in Chevy Volt…Or that the electricity required for EVs is fueled by oil, gas, and coal.

It’s a diabolical insanity we are witnessing.

Never is the damage of EVs discussed or it’s hidden costs.

“The extraction of DRC mineral resources includes cutting down trees and building roads, negatively impacting the environment and biodiversity … Cobalt mining operations generate incredibly high carbon dioxide and nitrogen dioxide emissions and substantial electricity consumption. These emissions contribute to the fact that Africa produces five percent of carbon dioxide emissions globally.”

In Chile’s Salar de Atacama, locals watch helplessly as their ancestral lands wither and die, their precious water resources evaporating in briny salars.

In the Democratic Republic of Congo, hope for a better life dissolves as well-funded Ugandan-led extremist groups force children as young as 6 to work in cobalt mines.

Closer to home, Nevada’s Fort McDermitt Tribe and local ranchers fight to protect a sacred burial site and agricultural lands set to be sacrificed by Lithium Nevada, a mining company, in the coming days.

Meanwhile, in California and other states, politicians such as Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.) pat themselves on the back for their “aggressive” environmental stance and boast that their gas-powered vehicle bans are leading “the revolution towards our zero-emission transportation future.”

Video Clip Shows Los Angeles Car Charging Station Rendered Completely Useless, Buried in Garbage

Down With Electric Vehicles!

By:Powerline,  September 14, 2022:

Are people finally starting to catch on to the fact that electric vehicles are a terrible idea? I hope so. Bjorn Lomborg makes the case in accessible form in the Wall Street Journal. To begin with, EVs don’t even save much on CO2 emissions:

Over its lifetime, an electric car does emit less CO2 than a gasoline car, but the difference can range considerably depending on how the electricity is generated. Making batteries for electric cars also requires a massive amount of energy, mostly from burning coal in China. Add it all up and the International Energy Agency estimates that an electric car emits a little less than half as much CO2 as a gasoline-powered one.

What does that up to, in terms of climate?

If every country achieved its stated ambitious electric-vehicle targets by 2030, the world would save 231 million tons of CO2 emissions. Plugging these savings into the standard United Nations Climate Panel model, that comes to a reduction of 0.0002 degree Fahrenheit by the end of the century.

On that basis alone, the left’s mania to make us all drive electric vehicles is insane. But from there on, the story is all negative:

Electric cars’ impact on air pollution isn’t as straightforward as you might think. The vehicles themselves pollute only slightly less than a gasoline car because their massive batteries and consequent weight leads to more particulate pollution from greater wear on brakes, tires and roads. On top of that, the additional electricity they require can throw up large amounts of air pollution depending on how it’s generated. One recent study found that electric cars put out more of the most dangerous particulate air pollution than gasoline-powered cars in 70% of U.S. states. An American Economic Association study found that rather than lowering air pollution, on average each additional electric car in the U.S. causes additional air-pollution damage worth $1,100 over its lifetime.

Worst of all, the materials needed for all of those batteries are controlled by the Communist Chinese Party.

On top of all that, the cost of the materials needed for EV batteries is skyrocketing, so that EVs will be even less cost-competitive in the future than they are now:

The International Energy Agency projects that if electric cars became as prevalent as they would have to be for the world to reach net zero by 2050, the annual total demand for lithium for automobile batteries alone that year would be almost 28 times as much as current annual global lithium production. The material prices for batteries this year are more than three times what they were in 2021, and electricity isn’t getting cheaper either.

Despite massive subsidies, together with efforts by many governments to force consumers to buy electric vehicles, consumers aren’t buying. Much as wind and solar energy have failed to satisfy more than a tiny fraction of America’s energy needs, electric vehicles remain a footnote:

The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates that barring new legislation only about 17% of all new U.S. cars will be electric by 2050, which translates to 13% of the total American car stock.

Left-wing governments are on a collision course with normal Americans. Governments want to force Americans to rely on wind and solar energy, but those sources can’t keep the lights on and are ruinously expensive. Similarly, governments want to force us all into electric vehicles, which are not as functional as gas-powered vehicles, despite being more expensive. And they are a net detriment to the environment. Lomborg is optimistic, perhaps more so than I am:

As consumers continue to vote with their wallets against electric cars, it is hard to imagine places like California continuing to demand that they can purchase only electric ones.

I don’t know; I can imagine it. Our masters seem to relish making our lives worse.

STEVE adds: Interested readers might like to take in my recent “Piercing the Electric Car Fantasy,” which goes into further detail on some of these problems with EVs.

CDC Director Admits Agency Gave False Information On Covid Vaccine Safety

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 18:00

The harm, the harm, the grievous harm. Incalculable.

CDC Admits Post-Vaccine Myocarditis Concerns That Were Labeled Covid Misinformation Are Legitimate

Giving out false and misleading information on / safety is an injustice for all time in US public health. Americans burned by the novel genetic products that became unjustifiably mandated ended up causing great harm with injuries, hospitalizations, disabilities, and death. pic.twitter.com/d3EQCMwR4h

— Peter McCullough, MD MPH (@P_McCulloughMD) September 13, 2022

CDC Director Admits Agency Gave False Information on Covid Vaccine Safety

By: Truth Press, September 14, 2022:

The director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has acknowledged publicly for the first time that the agency gave false information about its COVID-19 vaccine safety monitoring.

Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the agency’s director, said in a letter made public on Sept. 12 that the CDC did not analyze certain types of adverse event reports at all in 2021, despite the agency previously saying it started in February 2021.

“CDC performed PRR analysis between March 25, 2022, through July 31, 2022,” Walensky said. “CDC also recently addressed a previous statement made to the Epoch Times to clarify PRR were not run between February 26, 2021, to September 30, 2021.”

Walensky’s agency had promised in several documents, starting in early 2021, to perform a type of analysis called Proportional Reporting Ratio (PRR) on reports submitted to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System, which it helps manage.
But the agency said in June that it did not perform PRRs. It also said that performing them was “outside th[e] agency’s purview.”

Confronted with the contradiction, Dr. John Su, a CDC official, told The Epoch Times in July that the agency started performing PRRs in February 2021 and “continues to do so to date.”

But just weeks later, the CDC said Su was wrong.

“CDC performed PRRs from March 25, 2022 through July 31, 2022,” a spokeswoman told The Epoch Times in August.

Walensky’s new letter, dated Sept. 2 and sent on Sept. 6 to Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), shows that Walensky is aware that her agency gave false information.

The letter “lacked any justification for why CDC performed PRRS during certain periods and not others,” Johnson, the top Republican on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations, told Walensky in a response.

“You also provided no explanation as to why Dr. Su’s assertion … completely contradicts the CDC’s [initial] response … as well as your September 6, 2022, response to me,” he added.

He demanded answers from the CDC on the situation, including why the CDC did not perform PRRs until March and why the agency misinformed the public when it said no PRRs were conducted.

The CDC and Walensky did not respond to requests for comment.

“At no time have any CDC employees intentionally provided false information,” a CDC spokesperson, when correcting the agency’s previous responses, told The Epoch Times via email in August.

The spokesperson claimed that the false information was given because the CDC thought The Epoch Times and Children’s Health Defense, which received the first response, were asking about a different type of analysis called Empirical Bayesian data mining. But both The Epoch Times and Children’s Health Defense specifically listed PRRs in their queries.

Stonewalling

The CDC has still not provided the results of the PRRs that were performed to The Epoch Times. It also did not provide them to Johnson. The Food and Drug Administration, which has conducted Empirical Bayesian data mining on Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System reports, recently refused to provide any of the results to the Epoch Times.

Walensky alleged in the new letter that Empirical Bayesian data mining is more reliable, and that the PRR results “were generally consistent with EB data mining, revealing no additional unexpected safety signals.”

“However, because of your failure to provide these analyses to Congress and to the American people, the public cannot verify your assertion,” Johnson said.

He added that the CDC’s “overall lack of transparency is unacceptable particularly in light of CDC’s inconsistent statements on this matter.”

Denmark ENDS Covid vaccinations for almost everyone under 50

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 17:30

While American colleges are forcing mRNA boosters on students.

Sept 13, 2022, Danish Health Authority not offering any more to people under age 50 unless there are severe health problems. Young people breathe a sigh of relief from the unwanted menace. Americans wishing for the same and to eliminate risk of injury, disability, and death. pic.twitter.com/WHwt9eovIa

— Peter McCullough, MD MPH (@P_McCulloughMD) September 14, 2022

Denmark ENDS Covid vaccinations for almost everyone under 50.

Remember mandatory vaccinations? This is, well, the opposite. We’ve come a long way in a year. Except at American colleges – which, insanely, are forcing mRNA boosters on students.

By: Alex Berenson, September 16, 2022:

Denmark will bar almost everyone under 50 from receiving more mRNA Covid jabs, the Danish Health Authority said yesterday.

Denmark had already ended Covid shots for nearly everyone under 18. The new rules go much further.

Danes under 50 will only be allowed to receive the shots if they are “higher risk of becoming severely [emphasis added] from Covid-19.”

The Danish Health Authority has not yet defined those groups, but they will likely include only a handful of people, such as those receiving cancer treatments that suppress their immune systems. Pregnant women are unlikely to be included.

Denmark did not explicitly say the risks of mRNA jabs now outweigh their benefits for healthy people under 50.

But that view is implicit in the announcement, which does not merely discourage but actually bans shots for those people, even though Denmark expects “a large wave of [Covid] infection” in the next few months.

In other words, the health authority is not stopping shots because Covid has ended. It now believes most people are better off getting the coronavirus than taking more mRNA.

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The Danish move is particularly significant because Denmark has an excellent national health care system and has aggressively collected data on Covid and vaccines.

Denmark was among the first countries to stop giving Covid shots to healthy children and teenagers. Now other European countries are beginning to follow, with Britain ending mRNA shots for almost all children 10 and under.

In yesterday’s announcement of the new policies, Denmark explicitly dropped any effort to halt the spread of the coronavirus and said that it will focus only on protecting people at very high risk:

We expect that a large part of the population will become infected with covid-19 during the autumn, and we therefore want to vaccinate those having the highest risk so that they are protected from severe illness.

Meanwhile, expect the same “fact-checkers” who insisted that Denmark’s move to stop vaccinating people under 18 wasn’t actually a move to stop vaccinating people under 18 to try to spin yesterday’s announcement too.

Good luck with that.

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TREASON: The FBI Paid For Russian Disinformation To Frame Trump

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 17:00

This is treason. This is insurrection.

New Durham bombshell: FBI paid Russian accused of lying as a confidential informant against Trump

The FBI Paid For Russian Disinformation To Frame Trump—And 7 Other Takeaways From Durham’s Latest Court Filing

By: Margot Cleveland, The Federalist, September 14, 2022

Our federal government paid for Russian disinformation to frame the president of the United States for colluding with Russia.

The FBI put a contributor to the Hillary Clinton campaign’s Donald Trump smear dossier on FBI payroll as a confidential human source after investigating Igor Danchenko for allegedly spying for the Russian government, revealed Special Counsel John Durham in a court filing unsealed by a Virginia federal court yesterday. The filing contains this bombshell and seven other significant details about the Democrat-led plot to use U.S. intelligence agencies to deny Americans the results of their choice for president in 2016.

The FBI made Danchenko a confidential human source, providing him and the FBI’s use of him “national security” cover, in March 2017 and terminated that designation in October 2020, according to the court filing unsealed on Sept. 13. Danchenko is the originator of the false claim trumpeted all over global media that Donald Trump told prostitutes to pee on beds the Obamas had slept in in a Russian hotel.

The FBI had previously targeted Danchenko, Christopher Steele’s primary source, as a possible Russian agent. But after discovering Danchenko’s identity as Steele’s Sub-Source No. 1, rather than investigate whether Danchenko had been feeding Steele Russian disinformation, the FBI paid Danchenko as a CHS.

Trial for Lying to the FBI to Take Down a President

Danchenko faces trial next month on five counts of lying to the FBI related to his role as Steele’s primary sub-source. One count of the indictment concerned Danchenko’s denial during an FBI interview on June 15, 2017, of having spoken with “PR Executive-1” about any material contained in the Steele dossier. “PR Executive-1” has since been identified as the Clinton and Democratic National Committee-connected Charles Dolan, Jr. Also according to the special counsel’s office, Danchenko fed Steele at least two false claims about Trump that originated in part from Dolan.

The four other counts of the indictment concerned Danchenko’s allegedly false claims that he had spoken with a source whom he believed was the then-president of the Russian-American Chamber of Commerce, Sergei Millian. Danchenko repeated that assertion during several different FBI interviews.

Danchenko’s trial begins next month, but two weeks ago, as part of the pre-trial process, the government filed a “Motion in Limine,” which seeks a ruling from the court on the admissibility of various evidence. While originally filed under seal, the court ordered the docket entry unsealed on Tuesday, making public more details about the case against the Russian national.

Here’s an overview of what we learned yesterday.

Witness: Danchenko Sought to Broker Putin’s Purchase of Classified Intel

While it has previously been reported that Danchenko was a subject of an FBI counterintelligence investigation from 2009 to 2011, the special counsel’s motion revealed more specifics. Specifically, the prosecution explained that “in late 2008, while the defendant was employed by a prominent think tank in Washington, D.C., the defendant engaged two fellow employees about whether one of the employees might be willing or able in the future to provide classified information in exchange for money.”

“According to one employee,” the court filing continued, Danchenko thought the employee “might be in a position to enter the incoming Obama administration and have access to classified information.” Danchenko allegedly then told the employee “he had access to people who would be willing to pay money in exchange for classified information.”

The think-tank employee relayed the information to a government contact, who passed it on to the FBI. The FBI then initiated a “preliminary investigation” into Danchenko but converted it to a “full investigation” after learning Danchenko “had been identified as an associate of two FBI counterintelligence subjects” and “had previous contact with the Russian Embassy and known Russian intelligence officers.” Durham also noted that Danchenko “had also informed one Russian intelligence officer that he had interest in entering the Russian diplomatic service.”

The special counsel further revealed the FBI closed its investigation in 2010 after incorrectly concluding Danchenko had left the country.

In its motion in limine, Durham’s team argues this evidence is important to its case because it will establish that Danchenko’s lies to the FBI were “material.” Specifically, the FBI argues that had Danchenko truthfully told the FBI that he had discussed some of the content in the dossier with Dolan, the FBI might have interviewed Dolan or obtained Dolan’s emails.

That line of inquiry would have revealed the possibility that Danchenko was a Russian asset, the special counsel’s motion argues, noting that “Dolan, on two separate occasions, stated in emails dated June 10, 2016, and January 13, 2017, that he believed the defendant was ‘former FSB’ and a Russian ‘agent.’”

Had the FBI learned from Dolan that Danchenko was connected to the Russian intelligence services, “this naturally would have (or should have) caused investigators to revisit the prior counterintelligence investigation,” Durham argues, and “raise[d] the prospect that the defendant might have in fact been under the control or guidance of the Russian intelligence services.”

While this revelation is spicy, Danchenko’s attorneys will quickly dispatch this argument by pointing out that if the FBI’s own counterintelligence investigation into Danchenko that included the details noted above didn’t “raise the prospect” that Danchenko was “under the control or guidance of the Russian intelligence services,” surely Dolan’s beliefs would not alter the trajectory of the investigation.

Further, because this evidence consists of “character” or “bad acts” evidence, even if it helps the government build its materiality argument, the court will likely rule it inadmissible as “unfairly prejudicial” to Danchenko, meaning that it may cause a jury to wrongly convict Danchenko because of his past conduct, not because of his current alleged crime.

The FBI Paid for Russian Disinformation to Target a U.S. President

A second shocker from the Sept. 13 court filing concerned Danchenko’s hiring as a paid CHS.

“In March 2017, the FBI signed the defendant up as a paid confidential human source of the FBI,” the special counsel revealed in the motion. It was not until October 2020 that “the FBI terminated its source relationship with” Danchenko.

Simply put: Our federal government paid for Russian disinformation to frame the president of the United States for colluding with Russia.

The FBI did this knowing that Danchenko “was associate of two FBI counterintelligence subjects”; “had previous contact with the Russian Embassy and known Russian intelligence officers”; “had also informed one Russian intelligence officer that he had interest in entering the Russian diplomatic service”; and, according to a think-tank employee, suggested he had contacts willing to purchase classified information.

Also, the FBI and Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team continued to use Danchenko as a paid CHS even knowing his stories were fabrications. In fact, Mueller’s team was so focused on getting Trump, it completely ignored whether the Steele dossier included Russian disinformation.

Hillary Paid for Russian Disinformation Too

Not only did the FBI pay for Russian disinformation, so did Clinton, and she did so to interfere in the 2016 election. The public already knew from Durham’s (failed) prosecution of Clinton campaign attorney Michael Sussmann that the campaign paid Fusion GPS for opposition research. Fusion in turn hired Steele to dig up dirt on Trump.

That trial also revealed that Clinton personally approved pushing a smaller aspect of the Russia-collusion hoax, namely the Alfa-Bank secret communications hoax.

From yesterday’s filing we now know the primary sub-source for the Steele dossier paid for by Clinton was not merely a Russian national who fabricated the “intel,” but also a suspected Russian agent. Tuesday’s motion also highlighted the fact that longtime Clinton backer “Dolan maintained a relationship with several high-ranking Russian government officials who appear in the Steele Reports.”

So, for all her vapors over Trump’s connections with Russia and his supposed collusion with Russia to interfere in the election, the evidence shows Clinton holds that dishonor.

Lies, Damn Lies, and Sources

Durham’s motion also revealed what appears to be the “tradecraft” of the spooks for hire, in the form of a February 24, 2016 email Danchenko sent his former boss, Cenk Sidar. Sidar, who ran the business intelligence firm Sidar Globak, asked Danchenko to review a report he had prepared.

After reviewing the draft, Danchenko emailed Sidar recommendations on how to improve the report, including the following suggestion: “Emphasize sources. Make them bold or CAPITALISED. The more sources the better. If you lack them, use oneself as a source (‘Istanbul-Washington-based businessman’ or whatever) to save the situation and make it look a bit better.”

The government seeks to admit this email to show that Danchenko followed a similar or “common plan” when working for Steele by creating sources “to save the situation,” such as what the prosecution maintains Danchenko did with Millian. This argument holds merit, and the trial court accordingly will likely allow Durham’s team to tell the jury about the email.

The FBI’s ‘Investigation’ Makes Maxwell Smart Look Like Jack Ryan

While corruption may be a better explanation than incompetence, either way the special counsel’s brief leaves the FBI looking like fools. First, the bureau closed an investigation on a suspected Russian asset after wrongly thinking Danchenko had left the country. Then the FBI paid that suspected Russian agent to serve as a confidential human source, with Danchenko then telling agents a litany of lies, including ones that should have been obvious.

For example, as the motion highlights, Danchenko claimed to agents that Millian might be the source for the “pee-tape” info. But those allegations appeared in Steele’s report dated June 20, 2016, and Danchenko “repeatedly informed the FBI that the first and only time he allegedly communicated with Millian was late July 2016.”

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Biden Regime Tells Underpaid US Troops Struggling To Feed Their Families To Apply for Welfare While Giving Ukraine’s Military As Many Billions As They Demand

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 16:00

By their fruits you shall know them, and so we know the Democrats are the enemy of the people.

Pentagon to Troops: If We’re Not Paying You Enough to Feed Yourselves, Apply for Welfare

By Casey Harper, Western Journal, September 9, 2022:

The U.S. army is recommending soldiers apply for SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps, to help cover their rising costs from inflation.

The U.S. Army cites the higher prices on a range of goods because of inflation in its recently released official guidance.

“With inflation affecting everything from gas prices to groceries to rent, some Soldiers and their families are finding it harder to get by on the budgets they’ve set and used before,” the guidance written by Sgt. Maj. of the Army Michael A. Grinston reads.
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“Soldiers of all ranks can seek guidance, assistance, and advice through the Army’s Financial Readiness Program.”

The guidance points soldiers to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and links them to the federal welfare program’s website.
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“SNAP is a U.S. government program that provides benefits to eligible low-income individuals and families via an electronic benefits transfer card that can be used like a debit card to purchase eligible food in authorized retail food stores. Service members and their families may be eligible,” the Army guidance reads.

“To determine qualification, visit the SNAP website or call the SNAP information line at 800-221-5689.”
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Food insecurity for troops is not a new problem, but the recent surge in inflation has put service members in an even tougher situation.

“Based on the Pentagon’s own data, 24% of enlisted personnel are food insecure,” said Mackenzie Eaglen, an analyst at the American Enterprise Institute.

“While food stamps are a Band-Aid, they’re also an admission that basic pay for enlisted troops and their families is too low — further exacerbated by unyielding inflation causing paychecks to shrink more.”

Federal inflation data released in August shows that food prices have risen at the fastest rate since the 1970s.

“The food index increased 10.9 percent over the last year, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending May 1979,” according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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“The food at home index rose 13.1 percent over the last 12 months, the largest 12-month increase since the period ending March 1979,” BLS said. “The index for other food at home rose 15.8 percent and the index for cereals and bakery products increased 15.0 percent over the year.

“The remaining major grocery store food groups posted increases ranging from 9.3 percent (fruits and vegetables) to 14.9 percent (dairy and related products).”
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Biden ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Victory Lap Tarred by … More Inflation

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 15:00

INFLATION HIGH, Rose 8.3% in August, Stock Market TANKS, Falls More Than 600 800 Points

Worst Day in Stock Market in Last Two Years…And Joe’s Completely Oblivious

In a report released Tuesday, the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said the Biden administration has during its first two years in office committed to borrowing nearly $5 trillion for the Inflation Reduction Act and other executive initiatives — twice what President Trump had spent at the same point in his administration

Wall Street Journal: …..core CPI, which excludes often volatile energy and food prices, increased 6.3% in August from a year earlier, up markedly from the 5.9% rate in both June and July. On a monthly basis, the core CPI rose 0.6% in August—double July’s pace. Investors and policy makers follow core inflation closely as a reflection of broad, underlying inflation and as a predictor of future inflation (Wall Street Journal).

Financial Times: Joe Biden, the US president, and his economic advisers had also been hoping for a reduction in the headline figure, going so far as to schedule a “celebration” of his recently passed Inflation Reduction Act, a package of healthcare and climate policies (Financial Times). Leader McConnell: You can’t make it up: Hours after this terrible inflation report, the White House is hosting an “inflation reduction” celebration. Democrats have spent our economy into disaster and now they’re partying while families pay. They could not look more out of touch if they tried (Twitter).

Fox News: The study by the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) calculates the illegal immigrants who have entered the U.S. since Jan. 2021 will add an extra $20.4 billion burden a year, in addition to the $140 billion existing illegal immigrants already cost. The analysis is based on an estimated 1.3 million released into the U.S. by immigration officials, as well as approximately one million “gotaways” — or illegal immigrants who have slipped past overwhelmed agents. FAIR calculates that each illegal immigrants costs $9,232 a year to support. The U.S. has been in the midst of a massive border crisis since early 2021 (Fox News). Washington Examiner: For comparison, the added $20.4 billion annual bill is $4 billion more than the $16.4 billion the former Trump administration spent building and restoring hundreds of miles of the border wall (Washington Examiner). Greg Price: Jean-Pierre: “We are doing a lot more [than the Trump administration] to secure the border and could be doing even more if Republicans would stop their obstruction” (Twitter).

Biden ‘Inflation Reduction Act’ Victory Lap Tarred by … More Inflation

Biden welcomed hundreds of guests — politicians, environmental activists, union workers, and Cabinet secretaries among them — to the South Lawn for a celebration of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act.

By Scott Norvell, NY Sun, September 13, 2022

President Biden’s attempted victory lap following recent legislative triumphs was marred Tuesday by reports that inflation is stubbornly high and that runaway federal spending covering everything from climate change to student loan forgiveness to the war in Ukraine is rampant.

Mr. Biden welcomed hundreds of guests — politicians, environmental activists, union workers, and Cabinet secretaries among them — to the South Lawn for a celebration of the so-called Inflation Reduction Act passed by Congress just before the August recess.

Calling the bill “one of the most significant laws in our nation’s history,” the White House offered it up as “further proof that the soul of America is vibrant, the future of America is bright, and the promise of America is real.”

Signed by the president last month, the measure — while aimed at healthcare and energy costs to an extent — has little to do with inflation. It primarily locked in new corporate tax increases and hundreds of billions of dollars in spending for clean energy initiatives to address climate change and additional resources for the Internal Revenue Service.

At Tuesday’s fete — complete with an impromptu concert by musician James Taylor — Mr. Biden took aim at Republicans who refused to get behind the act, which was passed along strict party lines with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaking vote in the Senate.

“I believe Republicans could’ve and should’ve joined us,” Mr. Biden said.

Only hours before the event, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices rose at an annual rate of 8.3 percent in August, the 27th straight month of rising inflation. Particularly worrisome for some struggling Americans were reports that grocery prices continue to climb at a dizzying pace. In the past year, they have soared 13.5 percent — the biggest 12-month increase since 1979.

After reading the consumer price index report, one Wall Street economist, Rob Dent of Nomura, echoed the sentiments of many others by saying that “there is no good news across this report.”

In a statement released just before the stock market dropped precipitously because of the inflation report, Mr. Biden attempted to put a positive spin on the data, suggesting that overall prices have been flat for the past two months and gas prices are declining.

“My economic plan is showing that, as we bring prices down, we are creating good paying jobs and bringing manufacturing back to America,” Mr. Biden said.

Economists outside the administration are skeptical that the bill championed by Mr. Biden Tuesday will do much to curb inflation, however. Estimates by the Tax Foundation suggest the act may actually worsen inflation by constraining the country’s economic productivity.

“On balance, the long-run impact on inflation is particularly uncertain but likely close to zero,” the group said.

The Tax Foundation and others initially cheered portions of the Inflation Reduction Act that would have decreased the federal budget deficit by as much as $224 billion over the next decade. Only days after signing the bill, however, Mr. Biden announced his student loan forgiveness plan, which wipes out those gains — and then some — and will cost taxpayers anywhere from $469 billion to $519 billion over the next decade.

In a report released Tuesday, the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said the Biden administration has during its first two years in office committed to borrowing nearly $5 trillion for the Inflation Reduction Act and other executive initiatives — twice what President Trump had spent at the same point in his administration.

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Gov. DeSantis Gives $1K Bonuses to First Responders and Police Officers

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 14:00

While Democrats are firing first responders  because of their vax status, DeSantis is rewarding nearly 100,000 first responders and police officers across the state.
Awesome governor. Perhaps the best we have ever seen. The citizens of Florida are lucky to have Governor Ron DeSantis. DeSantis will cruise to re-election in Florida this November. Then it is on to 2028 for the great governor. #DeSantis2028!

Gov. DeSantis Presents First Responder Bonuses https://t.co/lUiFY9Eaer

— Ron DeSantis (@GovRonDeSantis) September 12, 2022

Gov. DeSantis doles out $1K bonuses to first responders

By Florida Politics, September 13, 2022

The checks will be sent out in the next two weeks, DeSantis said.

Gov. Ron DeSantis personally put the $1,000 bonuses for first responders into recipients’ hands at an event in Jacksonville on Monday, the first checks to be distributed.

The money, which will go to nearly 100,000 first responders and police officers across the state, comes from the federal government as part of the COVID-19 stimulus funds, which DeSantis has railed against as the main source of inflation.

Anyone employed in law enforcement, fire rescue and as an emergency medical technician as of May 1 is eligible.

Teachers unions are helping anti-Semitism gain a foothold in K-12 public schools by normalizing hatred of Israel

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 13:00

Sadly, the anti-Israel material in our K-12 public schools is not surprising. The teachers unions are lead by overt Leftists, such as the utterly despicable AFT President Randi Weingarten. Weingarten (who is Jewish) has publicly derided Israel on more than one occasion, and refuses to challenge any efforts to promote the BDS Movement by the various teachers unions. No backlash from the ADL either.

If this anti-Israel indoctrination is not stopped, life for Jewish students in our public schools will become untenable. Just like our universities. America’s credible pro-Israel Jewish and Evangelical organizations must fight this.

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Teachers unions are helping anti-Semitism gain a foothold in K-12 public schools by normalizing hatred of Israel

Endorsing BDS and teaching defamatory material on Israel has become mainstream.

By JNS, September 12, 2022

In recent years, anti-Semitism in the U.S. educational system has been primarily associated with the demonization of Israel at institutions of higher education. Activism that targets Jews and a rise in support for the anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement among students and faculty underscores the increasing anti-Semitism on American campuses.

However, efforts to delegitimize the Jewish state are now moving from higher education to K-12 public schools. Attempts to falsely label Israel an “apartheid state” and promote similar forms of defamation are being aided and abetted by teachers unions and normalized by mainstream Jewish groups.

WATCH ‘My name is John Fetterwoman’: Democrat seeks female support

Wed, 09/14/2022 - 12:00

Unhinged!

CRINGE: Pennsylvania Democrat John Fetterman introduces himself as “John Fetterwoman.” pic.twitter.com/4yNSih9hmy

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) September 12, 2022

‘My name is John Fetterwoman’: Democrat seeks female support at abortion rights event

By Washington Examiner, September 12, 2022

Pennsylvania Democratic Senate candidate John Fetterman introduced himself to a crowd at a Sunday pro-abortion rights event as “John Fetterwoman.”

The event, held on the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, also featured remarks from Alexis McGill Johnson, the president and CEO of Planned Parenthood.

America Bracing For Chaos And Pain As Tens of Thousands Railroad, Port and Hospital Workers Set to Strike

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 21:00

Everything the Democrat regime touches turns to shit. What normal human being would vote for this horror? The midterms should be a complete rout.

US braces for national railroad strike costing up to $2b-a-day and threaten supply chain chaos

Democrats are in a race with themselves to destroy this nation.

Everything Biden touches turns to shit. https://t.co/ecW01Sleaw

— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) September 13, 2022

Is Biden facing a winter of discontent? US braces for crisis as rail workers plot strike costing $2 BILLION a day, 15,000 nurses walkout in Minnesota and West Coast ports could shutdown amid contracts dispute

America is bracing for chaos as tens of thousands of railway, port, and hospital workers look set to strike over the winter – plunging the country into disruption
As many as 60,000 railway workers, 15,000 nurses, and 22,000 West Coast port workers are plotting mass walkouts as they seek better working conditions
Several US freight railroads said on Friday they were preparing for widespread strike and service disruptions, a deadline set by two holdout labor groups in protracted talks with railroad carriers for better benefits
The burgeoning strike would cause mass interruptions to the nation’s expansive rail system, which are used to ferry goods shipped and flown in overseas across the country, and would costs carriers roughly $2B a day

By Alex Hammer For Dailymail.Com, 13 September 2022

America is bracing for chaos as tens of thousands of railway, port, and hospital workers look set to strike over the winter – plunging the country into further disruption.

As many as 60,000 railway workers, 15,000 nurses, and 22,000 West Coast port workers are plotting mass walkouts as they seek better working conditions.

Several US freight railroads said they were preparing for widespread strike and service interruptions Friday, a deadline set by two holdout labor groups in protracted talks with railroad carriers about better benefits.

The burgeoning strike would cause mass interruptions to the nation’s expansive rail system, which are used to ferry goods shipped and flown in overseas across the country, and would costs carriers roughly $2 billion a day.

The holdout from workers that transport these products – who on average earn at least $64,300 a year – already disrupted the nation’s passenger rail Monday, rattling commutes and cross-country travel for thousands of Americans in preparation for the walkouts.

Compounding the crisis are burgeoning protests from tens of thousands of workers at America’s hospitals, as more than 15,000 nurses in Minnesota staged statewide walkouts over low pay and staffing shortages. Registered nurses in the state currently make an average of $84,030 each year.

Also on the edge are the country’s more than 22,000 West Coast port workers, who man the highly trafficked twin hubs of Los Angeles and Long Beach. They are also seeking better working conditions, amid staffing issues and overwork that has become commonplace during the pandemic – despite LA workers earning six-figure salaries.

Biden administration officials are racing to prevent the strike by tens of thousands of freight railroad workers that could further disrupt an already strained supply chain and cause billions of dollars in economic damage.

The stakes for the rail system, meanwhile, are high economically – while another blow to the already backed up ports spelling trouble for the country’s supply chain, which has yet to recover from backlogs sustained during the pandemic.

The widespread chaos could spark food shortages, cause a spike in gas prices as supply dwindles, and potentially ignite further inflation.

GOP Sues North Carolina Elections Board For Allegedly Breaking Mail-In Balloting, Election Observer Laws

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 20:00

Finally the lethargic party of do-nothing slugs have taken some action to challenge the those eliminating our free and fair elections and the Republican itself.

GOP Sues North Carolina Elections Board For Allegedly Breaking Mail-In Balloting, Election Observer Laws

The North Carolina Republican Party filed a lawsuit against the state’s Board of Elections, alleging violations of state election laws.

The North Carolina Republican Party (NCGOP), along with the chair of the Clay County Republican Party and the Republican National Committee (RNC), filed a lawsuit against the state’s Board of Elections (NCSBE) on Friday for allegedly “unlawful actions restricting party election observers and extending the delivery deadline for absentee ballots.”

According to the lawsuit, the plaintiffs accuse the NCSBE of “undermining both transparency and the rule of law by blocking the right of at-large election observers to have full access to voting places and unilaterally extending the deadline for the return of absentee-by-mail ballots.”

“While Chapter 163 of the North Carolina General Statutes grants certain powers and duties to the NCSBE, those powers and duties are also limited by the specific election laws,” the lawsuit reads. “As such, the NCSBE is not the final arbiter of election law in North Carolina; rather, it must exercise its authority in accordance with the statutes that grant it such power. Recent decisions of the NCSBE, however, have flouted its authority under the law.”

The Republican groups go on to note that under North Carolina state law, “in addition to voting place-specific election observers, the chair of each political party in each county can designate up to ten (10) at-large election observers ‘who are residents of that county who may attend any voting place in that county’” and “‘[t]he chair of each political party in the State shall have the right to designate up to 100 additional at-large observers who are residents of the State who may attend any voting place in the State.’”

“[I]n 2018, the NCSBE adopted an administrative rule which, among other things, purported to apply the four-hour, one observer restrictions to at-large observers in addition to voting place-specific observers,” the lawsuit reads. “Now, after the 2018 and 2020 elections, the NCSBE has issued written guidance for the 2022 election cycle indicating that it will attempt to enforce the four-hour, one observer restrictions on at-large observers in the November elections.”

This “constitutes a unilateral, unlawful application of the restrictions beyond the provisions” found in state law, the GOP plaintiffs claim.

In addition to restricting election observers’ access to the electoral process, the lawsuit also details how the NCSBE has illegally extended the deadline by which counties can accept mail-in, absentee ballots.

“N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163-231(b)(2) provides that civilian absentee-by-mail ballots ‘shall not be accepted’ if they are received later than 5:00 p.m. on the date of the election unless (1) they ‘are received by the county board of elections not later than three days after the election by 5:00 p.m.’; or (2) federal law so requires. The 2022 general election is scheduled to occur on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. Thus, the deadline for receipt of civilian-absentee-ballots is Friday, November 11, 2022.” the lawsuit reads. “On August 17, 2022, however, NCSBE Executive Director Karen Brinson Bell issued Numbered Memo 2022-09, which provides guidance to County Boards of Election that they are to accept civilian absentee-by-mail ballots through Monday, November 14, 2022, on the grounds that November 11, 2022, is the Veterans Day holiday.”

“The guidance in Numbered memo 2022-09 constitutes a unilateral, unlawful extension of the statutory deadline by which Boards of Election may accept civilian absentee-by-mail ballots, is contrary to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 163-231(b), and thus is in excess of the NCSBE’s authority,” the lawsuit concludes.

“The NCSBE continues to undermine the democratic process with unlawful rulemaking and further restrict the rights of election observers, threatening the integrity of our elections,” said RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel in a statement. “This lawsuit is the latest development in the RNC and NCGOP’s ongoing fight to preserve transparency in North Carolina elections and stop unelected bureaucrats from rewriting the law in the Tar Heel State.”

County Republican activists have submitted more than 500 public comments to the NCSBE in opposition to the recently proposed rule changes, according to an RNC press release.

Democrat Stooge Brian Stelter Joins Harvard University Faculty To Lecture on “Democracy”

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 18:00

What next? Khalid Sheik Muhammad giving political activism seminars?

Harvard tuition is $55,000 a year and they expect the good and decent hardworking American to pick up the tab for this evil propaganda.

Brian Stelter goes right from CNN to Harvard. Jen Psaki goes from the White House to NBC. Karine Jean Pierre goes from NBC to the White House. The Academia-Media-Government human centipede crawls along. https://t.co/Nj620uGAEp

— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) September 12, 2022

The Left loves to knock my GED, but think it’s normal to pay $200,000 to go to Harvard so Brian Stelter can lecture you on democracy.

— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) September 13, 2022

National Review: Brian Stelter, the longtime media critic fired by CNN last month, has been selected by Harvard University’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy to be its Fall 2022 Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellow, the Ivy League university announced in a press release on Monday. Stelter was let go by CNN after its new chairman and CEO, Chris Licht, took the reins from Jeff Zucker, who encouraged Stelter to make criticism of right-wing media the focus of his show, Reliable Sources. Licht was reportedly frustrated with Stelter’s progressive bias and the reputational damage he was doing to the network, and told staffers that “more changes” were coming after Stelter’s exit was announced (National Review). Harvard: Brian Stelter is a nationally recognized media reporter and expert on the state of journalism and its wide-reaching implications for society and governance (Harvard).

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