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“Moderate” Democrat Charlie Crist Compares Himself to Jesus Christ, Calls Opponent Ron DeSantis “DeSatan”

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 17:06

Charlie Crist Compares Himself to Jesus Christ, Calls Opponent Ron DeSantis “DeSatan”

Daily Caller: A video recently surfaced showing Democratic candidate for Florida governor Charlie Crist comparing himself to Jesus Christ and his opponent, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis, to Satan… “You know some people call him DeSatan? Have you heard that?” Crist said. “DeSatan versus that,” Crist continued, pointing to a campaign sign behind him displaying his own last name in large letters (Daily Caller). Spencer Brown: In addition to being bizarre, and therefore on-brand for Crist, it’s also more than a little frightening that the Democrat thinks of himself — as do his supporters — as Jesus Christ. That sort of pride and assumed self-infallibility is a recipe for disaster in elected office (Townhall). DeSantis War Room: In just one minute, Charlie Crist compares himself to both Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky and Jesus Christ (Twitter).

Joe Biden: “This is the United States of Gomorrah”

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 15:00

He hopes. It’s the first accurate thing this cracked child-sniffin, incestuous pedo has said.

This is the United States of GOMORRAH for God's sake. Gomorrah meaning a den of vice & corruption. https://t.co/TKd86mwxOU

— Roxyferry (@Roxyferry) September 12, 2022

Related: ‘Mental decline’: Internet roasts Joe Biden after he ‘got lost on stage’ | Sky News

“THIS IS A FULL BLOWN POLITICAL PURGE”

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 14:00

“It began shortly after January 6th and Republicans as usual, just as they were after the death of George Floyd, were so intimidated by the aggression of the rhetoric from the other side that they let it happen.”

Fox News host Tucker Carlson exposes how Democrats are targeting, persecuting of political opponents.

ABC: About 40 subpoenas were issued by the Justice Department last week as part of its criminal investigation into the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. Among those subpoenaed are close advisers to former President Donald Trump, as well as former White House officials and staffers from his 2020 presidential campaign ranging from lower-level staffers to those at the highest levels of the campaign (ABC). New York Times: Federal agents with court-authorized search warrants took phones last week from at least two people: Boris Epshteyn, an in-house counsel who helps coordinate Mr. Trump’s legal efforts, and Mike Roman, a campaign strategist who was the director of Election Day operations for the Trump campaign in 2020, people familiar with the investigation said (New York Times).

A New Jersey woman gave a terrifying account of when she says Joe Biden’s FBI stormed her home after receiving an anonymous tip that she was at the Capital on January 6th. Lisa Gallagher told Tucker Carlson that she thought it was a joke at first but quickly thought to herself, “oh my God, this is political” as armed agents rushed her home.

Gallagher told Carlson that she believes federal agents visited her home, where she displays a pro-Trump lawn sign, to intimidate her a day after President Biden’s anti-MAGA speech.

“I was terrified. I’ll be honest with you,” Gallagher explained. She continued, “when my daughter woke me up telling me there were three armed FBI officers at my door, I thought she was joking. I immediately tried to throw [on] clothes. I called my husband, I was crying, my knees were shaking. And even though I knew I had done nothing wrong, after seeing Joe Biden’s speech the night before, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is political.’”

BREAKING: Tucker Carlson says his show obtained subpoenas from the DOJ that were sent to top Trump allies for personal communications pic.twitter.com/XWdaEOGP0v

— Greg Price (@greg_price11) September 13, 2022

On Monday Tucker Carlson released the names of several top Trump supporters who were subpoenaed last week by Joe Biden’s DOJ in their ongoing harassment campaign of political opponents.

According to Tucker Carlson the following Trump supproters were caught up in this political purge (thanks to Jim Hoft).

** Kylie Kremer
** Amy Kremer
** Bernie Kerik, former NYC Police Commissioner
** Boris Epshteyn, attorney for President Trump
** Matt Morgan
** Justin Clark
** Adam Chesborough
** Mike Roman
** Joshua Finland, RNC official
** John Eastman, Trump Attorney
** Jenna Ellis, Trump Attorney
** Joe deGenova
** Rudy Giuliani
** Sidney Powell
** Victoria Toensing
** Cleta Mitchell
** Stephen Miller
** State Rep. Jake Hoffman
** Former Rep. Lou Barletta

And dozens of others.

The Biden DOJ is demanding all correspondence from these people on unconstitutional and unlawful grounds.

Tucker Carlson: "This a full blown political purge." pic.twitter.com/hVUIABxxBv

— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 13, 2022

“This Is A Full-Blown Political Purge”: Tucker Carlson Obtains DOJ Subpoenas Targeting Trump Allies

By:  Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge, Tuesday, Sep 13, 2022:

Fox News host Tucker Carlson on Monday obtained Attorney General Merrick Garland’s wide-reaching subpoenas demanding dozens of allies of former president Donald Trump hand over all their communications related to “any claim that the vice president and/or president of the Senate had the authority to reject or choose not to count presidential electors.”

This show has obtained a subpoena from Merrick Garland’s DOJ issued in the past week and what it demands is both unlawful and without precedent in American history. The subpoena claims to be investigating, “any claim that the vice president and/or president of the Senate had the authority to reject or choose not to count presidential electors.”

Now keep in mind that any claim you make as an American citizen about electors, any claim you make about American politics, period, is protected explicitly under the First Amendment. That’s our core freedom. It’s why we live here. It’s why we’re proud to be Americans. It’s why so many American servicemen died protecting our country. Those are the freedoms that they fought to preserve. That’s why nobody prosecuted leading Democrats in 2016 when they sought to reject electors for Donald Trump. Right. It’s why none of those people, including Kamala Harris, is now in jail.

But right now, according to the subpoena that we have obtained, Merrick Garland’s DOJ is demanding all communication from the following people on this topic and let’s be clear before we read their names, that it is not clear what the investigation is actually about and that’s the most terrifying part.

What is this? On what grounds are you demanding my private communications with people? They never say but included in this precedent-breaking sweep of political opponents of the Biden White House would be former White House adviser Bernie Kerik, who was the former police commissioner of New York City; Boris Epshteyn, who is the current attorney for Donald Trump (At no time in American history has it been okay to grab the personal communications of someone’s lawyer because those are privileged. Not anymore.) Matt Morgan; Justin Clark; Kenneth Chesebro and Mike Roman; RNC official Joshua Findlay; Trump Attorneys John Eastman, Jenna Ellis, Joe DiGenova, James Troupis, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Victoria Toensing, Cleta Mitchell, and Bruce Marks. We could go on and on and on and on.

The DOJ is now going after former White House official Stephen Miller, a frequent guest on this show, with a subpoena. Why? Well, it could be because Stephen Miller went on this network and said, “If we win these cases in the courts, then we can direct the alternate state of electors are certified.”

In other words, he didn’t call for the insurrection, much less violence or a coup. He called for alternate electors to be seated if the court ordered them to be seated. In other words, he was following the constitutionally prescribed process post-election. He’s doing what is supposed to do. He was following the rules, but under Joe Biden, that apparently is now a crime. By the way, every one of these people has to hire lawyers to defend him or herself and a lot of them at this point, after two years of harassment by Joe Biden, can’t afford it.

In addition, we should say, we’ve obtained the subpoena, this subpoena goes on to demand the communications from dozens of other Republicans and people who have spoken to them, including State Representative Jake Hoffman in Arizona, Republican National Committee member Kathleen Berden in Michigan, former U.S. Representative Lou Barletta in the state of Pennsylvania and Republican State Party Secretary James DeGraffenreid in Nevada, among dozens and dozens of others.

So, what is this about? It can’t possibly be about January 6, the fake insurrection, the only insurrection in history with no guns, the insurrection in which the only person shot to death was a Trump supporter. No, the point of this is to suppress political dissent, to hobble an entire political party and to keep any of these people from ever participating in American politics again and by the way, the cost to each one of these individuals or to any person at whose house the FBI shows up is enormous. Ask anybody you saw the FBI showed up with guns at their home what that’s like. By accusing these people of insurrection for asking questions about electors by comparing them to Confederate soldiers, Merrick Garland’s DOJ plans to disenfranchise them if not jail them. Really?

So, prohibit people from participating in American politics in the name of democracy? Too ironic to be real? Oh, it’s real. It just happened in New Mexico. A state judge in New Mexico just removed an elected county commissioner from office, overturning the will of the voters. Why? Because he had dared to exercise his constitutional rights by participating in the election justice protest on January 6. So, this is a full-blown political purge. That’s not a talking point. It is not in any sense a conspiracy theory. It’s completely real and it began shortly after January 6 when Republicans, as usual, just as they were after the death of George Floyd, were so blown back, so intimidated by the aggression of the rhetoric from the other side that they let it happen.

And because they let it happen, as with the BLM riots, its effects are accelerating now. So, if you’re accused of supporting Joe Biden’s political opponents, you could be visited by armed agents from Joe Biden’s FBI.

Carlson also spoke with Trump supporter Lisa Gallagher, who was targeted by the FBI after an anonymous snitch sent them a tip claiming she was at the Capitol on Jan 6.

NBC LIES, DECLARES “INFLATION FELL” After Inflation Comes In HIGH, Stock Markets Plummets

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 13:30

These propaganda whores for the most destructive regime in American history are lying, deceiving and shitting all over the American people. The enemedia hates you.

NFLATION HIGH, Rose 8.3% in August, Stock Market TANKS, Falls More than 600 Points

NBC News: Inflation fell slightly to 8.3% in August as pain from higher prices lingers

A majority of Americans surveyed in a recent Gallup poll say inflation has had some impact on their finances.

Inflation was little changed in the month of August, despite efforts by the Federal Reserve to cool off the U.S. economy. Data released Tuesday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that inflation landed at 8.3% last month compared to one year ago.

Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast an 8.1% annual increase. Prices increased 8.5% in July.

Excluding volatile food and gas prices, inflation climbed 6.3% year-on-year — higher than the consensus estimate for 6.1% and an increase from last month’s 5.9% reading…….

In the real world:

 

Breitbart News reports:

Two economic figures meant to capture underlying pricing pressures rose sharply in August, indicating that the economy is still experiencing a very high inflation.

The Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland calculates both median inflation and “16 percent trimmed mean” inflation, measures that exclude outlier moves in prices that counted in the Consumer Price Index to reveal underlying inflationary pressures. Both showed that inflation accelerated in August.

The median Consumer Price Index, which reflects only measures in the center of CPI’s prices changes, rose 0.7 percent compared with the prior month, an acceleration from the 0.5 percent increase recorded in June. The unrounded figure of 0.73789 percent is the highest on record, slightly above the previous record of 0.73078 percent set in June. This is equivalent to an annual rate of inflation of 9.2 percent. That is the highest on record. Compared with a year ago, the median CPI is up 6.7 percent. That is also a record high in data that goes back to 1983. The Cleveland Fed’s trimmed mean inflation gauge excludes the CPI components that show the most extreme monthly price changes. This rose 7,2 percent compared with a year ago, also a record high going back to the early 1980s. Compared with the prior month, this was up 0.6 percent. That was the fourth highest ever, after May and June of this year and October of last year. Both were higher than the figures reported for July.

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

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 13:23

Consumer prices rose 8.3% last month, holding near a four-decade high despite lower gasoline prices. The index rose 0.1% on the month. Core prices, stripping out energy and food costs, increased 6.3%, up sharply from July.

Dow Falls More Than 600 Points on Inflation Data

Inflation is still white hot at 8.3% in August. Worse than expected. Stock market futures tanked on the news. Joe Biden remains a disaster, rinse, repeat.

— Guyton W (@TigernBham) September 13, 2022

Stock Futures Fall Sharply

U.S. stock futures reversed earlier gains after the inflation report was released. Investors had hoped that moderating inflation would allow the Federal Reserve to slow its pace of interest-increases.

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— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) September 13, 2022

Iran threatens: Our ‘specially designed’ suicide aircraft can strike Tel Aviv and Haifa

Tue, 09/13/2022 - 12:54

 

Iran continues to ramp up its rhetoric against Israel, while the Biden Administration begs Iran’s leaders to re-enter the JCPOA (Iran Nuclear Deal). How long before Israel is forced to finally take military action against Iran’s military and nuclear facilities? Not very long at this rate.

Related – Mossad chief: Nuclear deal won’t give Iran “immunity” from Israeli operations

Iran threatens: Our ‘specially designed’ suicide aircraft can strike Tel Aviv and Haifa

By World Israel News, September 12, 2022

Top Iranian commander announces new long-range suicide drones designed to strike as far as Tel Aviv.

By World Israel News Staff

Iran has developed a new long-range drone aircraft capable of striking Israeli cities, a senior Iranian military official claimed Monday.

Brigadier General Kioumars Heidari, chief of the Iranian military’s ground forces, was quoted in a report by the semi-official Iranian news outlet Mehr News Monday morning that a new drone aircraft, the Arash-2 – an upgrade of the Arash-1 – was designed to increase its range, allowing it to strike Israeli cities

Experts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, Other Top Universities: “Unethical” Vaccine 98 Times Worse Than Covid

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 19:00

Too little, too late. Where were they when it mattered?

A new Harvard/John’s Hopkins study found that for every one COVID hospitalization prevented, “18 to 98 actual serious adverse events” have have been caused.

The vaccine and vaccine mandates have been an enormous mistake, and studies are proving it.https://t.co/5Z4wweBC9i

— Larry Sanger (@lsanger) September 11, 2022

Meanwhile in NYC:

COVID-19 vaccines are the best way to protect your children 6 months and older from getting COVID-19.

— nychealthy (@nycHealthy) August 17, 2022

‘Unethical’ and up to 98 Times Worse Than the Disease: Top Scientists Publish Paradigm-Shifting Study About COVID-19 Vaccines

By Jennifer Margulis and Joe Wang, The Epoch Time,TIMESeptember 10, 2022

A team of nine experts from Harvard, Johns Hopkins, and other top universities has published paradigm-shifting research about the efficacy and safety of the COVID-19 vaccines and why mandating vaccines for college students is unethical.

This 50-page study, which was published on The Social Science Research Network at the end of August, analyzed CDC and industry-sponsored data on vaccine adverse events, and concluded that mandates for COVID-19 boosters for young people may cause 18 to 98 actual serious adverse events for each COVID-19 infection-related hospitalization theoretically prevented.

The paper is co-authored by Dr. Stefan Baral, an epidemiology professor at Johns Hopkins University; surgeon Martin Adel Makary, M.D., a professor at Johns Hopkins known for his books exposing medical malfeasance, including “Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won’t Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Heath Care”; and Dr. Vinayak Prasad, a hematologist-oncologist, who is a professor in the UCSF Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, as well as the author of over 350 academic and peer-reviewed articles.

But among this team of high-profile international experts who authored this paper, perhaps the most notable is Salmaan Keshavjee, M.D., Ph.D., current Director of the Harvard Medical School Center for Global Health Delivery, and professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Keshavjee has also worked extensively with Partners In Health, a Boston-based non-profit co-founded by the late Dr. Paul Farmer, on treating drug-resistant tuberculosis, according to his online biography.

Risking Disenrollment

As the study pointed out, students at universities in America, Canada, and Mexico are being told they must have a third dose of the vaccines against COVID-19 or be disenrolled. Unvaccinated high school students who are just starting college are also being told the COVID-19 vaccines are “mandatory” for attendance.

These mandates are widespread. There are currently 15 states which continue to honor philosophical (personal belief) exemptions, and 44 states and Washington, D.C. allow religious exemptions to vaccines. But even in these states, private universities are telling parents they will not accept state-recognized vaccine exemptions.

Based on personal interviews with some half a dozen families, The Epoch Times has learned that administrators at some colleges and universities are informing students that they have their own university-employed medical teams to scrutinize the medical exemptions submitted by students and signed by private doctors. These doctors, families are being told, will decide whether the health reasons given are medically valid.

5 Ethical Arguments Against Mandated Boosters

Though rarely reported on in the mainstream media, COVID-19 vaccine boosters have been generating a lot of controversy.

While some countries are quietly compensating people for devastating vaccine injuries, and other countries are limiting COVID-19 vaccine recommendations, the United States is now recommending children 12 and older get Pfizer-BioNTech’s Omicron-specific booster, and young adults over the age of 18 get Moderna’s updated shot.

At the same time, public health authorities in Canada are suggesting Canadians will need COVID-19 vaccines every 90 days.

Against a backdrop of confusing and often changing public health recommendations and booster fatigue, the authors of this new paper argue that university booster mandates are unethical. They give five specific reasons for this bold claim:

1) Lack of policymaking transparency. The scientists pointed out that no formal and scientifically rigorous risk-benefit analysis of whether boosters are helpful in preventing severe infections and hospitalizations exists for young adults.

2) Expected harm. A look at the currently available data shows that mandates will result in what the authors call a “net expected harm” to young people. This expected harm will exceed the potential benefit from the boosters.

3) Lack of efficacy. The vaccines have not effectively prevented transmission of COVID-19. Given how poorly they work—the authors call this “modest and transient effectiveness”—the expected harms caused by the boosters likely outweigh any benefits to public health.

4) No recourse for vaccine-injured young adults. Forcing vaccination as a prerequisite to attend college is especially problematic because young people injured by these vaccines will likely not be able to receive compensation for these injuries.

5) Harm to society. Mandates, the authors insisted, ostracize unvaccinated young adults, excluding them from education and university employment opportunities. Coerced vaccination entails “major infringements to free choice of occupation and freedom of association,” the scientists wrote, especially when “mandates are not supported by compelling public health justification.”

The consequences of non-compliance include being unenrolled, losing internet privileges, losing access to the gym and other athletic facilities, and being kicked out of campus housing, among other things. These punitive approaches, according to the authors, have resulted in unnecessary psychosocial stress, reputation damage, loss of income, and fear of being deported, to name just a few.

22,000 to 30,000 Previously Unaffected Young Adults Must be Vaccinated to Prevent Just 1 Hospitalization

The lack of effectiveness of the vaccines is a major concern to these researchers. Based on their analysis of the public data provided to the CDC, they estimated that between 22,000 and 30,000 previously uninfected young adults would need to be boosted with an mRNA vaccine to prevent just a single hospitalization.

However, this estimate does not take into account the protection conferred by a previous infection. So, the authors insisted, “this should be considered a conservative and optimistic assessment of benefit.”

In other words, the mRNA vaccines against COVID-19 are essentially useless.

Mandated Booster Shots Cause More Harm Than Good

But the documented lack of efficacy is only part of the problem. The researchers further found that per every one COVID-19 hospitalization prevented in young adults who had not previously been infected with COVID-19, the data show that 18 to 98 “serious adverse events” will be caused by the vaccinations themselves.

These events include up to three times as many booster-associated myocarditis in young men than hospitalizations prevented, and as many as 3,234 cases of other side effects so serious that they interfere with normal daily activities.

At a regional hospital in South Carolina, the desk clerk sported a button that read: “I’m Vaccinated Against COVID-19” with a big black check mark on it.

“What about the boosters?” a hospital visitor asked. “It’s starting to seem like we need too many shots.”

“It does seem like a lot,” the clerk agreed. “It’s hard to know what to do.” But she did have some advice for the visitor: “Just keep reading and educating yourself, so you can make an informed decision.”

This new paper is essential reading for anyone trying to decide if they need more vaccines. The authors concluded their study with a call to action. Policymakers must stop mandates for young adults immediately, be sure that those who have already been injured by these vaccines are compensated for the suffering caused by mandates, and openly conduct and share the results of risk-benefit analyses of the vaccines for various age groups.

These measures are necessary, the authors argued, to “begin what will be a long process of rebuilding trust in public health.”

Keep reading……

Biden Regime Negotiating Potential PLEA DEALS with 9/11 Mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 15:00

Legal proceedings against the 9/11 conspirators have been bogged down for years, a stunning indictment of failed legal system. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed should have faced a firing squad two decades ago.

US prosecutors may negotiate plea deal with 9/11 architect Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, other conspirators: Report

Legal proceedings against the 9/11 conspirators have been bogged down for years

By Anders Hagstrom | Fox News September 11, 2022:

U.S. military prosecutors are reportedly negotiating potential plea deals with 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other conspirators imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay.

The plea deals may allow the five dependents to escape a potential death penalty, according to CBS. Mohammed is widely credited with being the architect of the 9/11 terror attacks. The other four defendants are Ramzi Binalshibh, Mustafa Ahmed al-Hawsawi, Walid bin Attash and Ammar al-Baluchi.

Attorneys for the defendants reportedly say they would be willing to enter a guilty plea in exchange for taking the death penalty off the table, as well as for getting treatment for alleged torture they experienced while in CIA custody.

The CIA held each of the five men for interrogation prior to their arrival in Guantanamo in 2006. Critics argue the CIA’s methods amounted to illegal torture.

James Connell, a defense attorney for al-Baluchi, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News Digital.

Keep reading…

Chicago’s “Sanctuary City” Mayor Ships Illegals Somewhere Else

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 14:00

The Sanctuary city demagogue Mayor Lori Lightfoot lashed out at Texas Governor Abbott after migrants were bussed to Chicago – as if this invasion merely Texas’s burden.

The clownish Mayor said, “My frustration comes from the actions of the governor of Texas….. he chooses to send human beings across the country to an uncertain destination. That’s unacceptable.”

She then went on to bus these migrants to the suburbs.

Despite Mayor Lori Lightfoot's claim Chicago is a "sanctuary city," she is now sending illegals who have arrived from Texas to the suburbs. https://t.co/rZpU4sVW59

— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) September 8, 2022

Not in Mayor Lightfoot's backyard: "Migrants bussed to sanctuary city Chicago are promptly shipped off to suburbs" https://t.co/UkkNwQFBqy

— Matthew Kolken (@mkolken) September 9, 2022

The word “hypocrisy” is being bandied about in reference to Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot after she shunted illegal immigrants to a suburban after initially saying they were welcome in her city.
This summer, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott decided that Democrat-run cities that support illegal immigration by calling themselves sanctuary cities should share in the flood of illegal immigrants crowing the border. As such, Chicago, New York City and Washington, D.C., have seen busloads of illegal immigrants arrive.When the first busload of illegal immigrants arrived, Lightfoot called the moment an important episode in Chicago’s history.

“This is such an important moment for Chicago as our city has been a sanctuary for thousands of newcomers. We are welcoming them and we will not turn our backs on those who need our help the most,” Lightfoot said in a statement, according to WMAQ-TV.

“We understand that many are fleeing violent, traumatic, or otherwise unstable environments,” the statement said. “We will respond with essential services while these individuals navigate the next steps of their journey and our community partners have been working diligently to provide a safety net.”

Lightfoot bashed Abbott for not working with her.

“We shouldn’t have to guess,” she said, according to WLS-TV.

“We shouldn’t have to have folks on the ground whispering to us about what’s happening. If you don’t want these folks to stay in Texas, then make sure that you collaborate with the cities before you put them on buses so that we can be here and make sure that our services are welcoming.”

But lo and behold, 64 of 175 illegal immigrants sent to Chicago were soon sent to a Hampton Inn in the suburb of Burr Ridge with no notice to local officials

“I am concerned neither the village administrator nor I were told about this,” Burr Ridge Mayor Gary Grasso said, according to WGN-TV. “We want to know: Why Burr Ridge?”

“Neither village elected officials nor staff were consulted or contacted about this decision and we are now gathering information to keep our community updated,” he said to WMAQ.

Grasso also said it was hypocritical for Lightfoot to criticize Abbott for sending illegal immigrants up north and then ship them out to his community, according to Fox News.

“We’re more than happy for people to find freedom, it is hypocrisy by the mayor of Chicago to complain about the governor of Texas — I do agree with what he’s doing — the city of Chicago says it’s going to be a sanctuary city which I oppose — but there must be vacant hotel rooms in Chicago. This is hundreds of people in a city of millions. Why are they sending them out to the Republican suburbs? You have to wonder,” Grasso said.

Grasso said the issue is not those the community will house, but how Burr Ridge was picked with no notice.

“As is my understanding, this hotel, about a year ago, when refugees came in from Afghanistan, apparently accepted several either through faith-based or charitable organizations, but now the state assumes they can just send migrants… this isn’t about them, the migrants is fine, they’re being used as political pawns by the governor and mayor,” Grasso said.

The previous usage of the Hampton Inn for Afghan refugees “does not give carte blanche to the governor or the mayor to send a couple of bus loads of migrants to our village without telling us,” he said.

“The border situation on the southern border is a totally different situation than Afghan refugees. It’s total arrogance for the state to assume they can send migrants to the suburbs around Chicago,” Grasso said.

As We See Two Million Illegal Border Crossings, Kamala Harris: “The Border is Secure”

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 13:00

Even the Democrat stooge Chuck Todd appeared flabbergasted by Harris’s claim that the southern border is secure.

Kamala says “the border is secure,” and it’s clear she doesn’t believe the lie before she’s done telling it https://t.co/z6HvvtOGPq

— Buck Sexton (@BuckSexton) September 12, 2022

Newsbusters: On Sunday’s Meet the Press, viewers learned that there are indeed Democrat lies so preposterous even Chuck Todd won’t fall for them. During his exclusive interview with Vice President Kamala Harris, Todd appeared flabbergasted by Harris’s claim that the southern border is secure. Towards the end of a wide ranging interview that touched on topics from the 2022 midterms to abortion, Todd asked Harris about the ongoing crisis at the southern border in which a record number of illegals have been crossing over into the United States (Newsbusters). Reporter Brent Baker: Even @ChuckTodd befuddled. To VP Kamala Harris: “We’re going to have two million people cross this border for the first ever. You’re confident this border is secure” (Twitter). Breitbart: Harris said, “I think that there is no question we have to do what the president and I asked Congress to do, the first request we made, pass a bill to create a pathway to citizenship.” She added, “The border is secure, but we also have a broken immigration system in particular over the last four years before we came in, and it needs to be fixed” (Breitbart).

NBC’S CHUCK TODD: “[The US] will have 2 million people cross this border for the first time ever.”

VP HARRIS: “We have a secure border.”

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— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 11, 2022

Palestinians Demand That Biden Restore A ‘Political Horizon’ Between Israel and the Palestinians

Mon, 09/12/2022 - 12:00

The Palestinians still don’t get it. They refuse to comprehend their new, much diminished status in the world. They think that that “cause of Palestine” still is at the center of Arab attention. They still think they are in a position to command respect, to make demands and have those demands met, rather than have to plead for aid. They are now at the nadir of their standing in the Arab world. Four Arab states have ignored Palestinian desires, and have joined Israel in the Abraham Accords, normalizing ties with the Jewish state. Three of those states – the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, and Morocco – have made deals with Israel involving trade, tourism, technology, agriculture, and security. The UAE alone has signed deals worth more than $1 billion with Israel, and also concluded a free-trade agreement with the Jewish state that, the UAE predicts, will within five years lead to $10 billion in bilateral trade.

What’s more, both the most populous Arab state, Egypt, and the richest Arab state, Saudi Arabia, cooperate closely with Israel on security matters. And the Saudi Crown Prince, Muhammad bin Salman, has made clear both his exasperation with the Palestinians — in 2018, he told Mahmoud Abbas to “just take whatever deal the Americans offer you” — and his readiness to consider joining the Abraham Accords, which could take place as soon as he becomes king. His father King Salman is 87, and in poor health.

Yet the Palestinians, as oblivious to reality as ever, had the never-ending audacity to prepare “five demands” that they presented to President Biden when he met with Mahmoud Abbas in mid-July. A report on those demands, written before the meeting, is here.

The Palestinian leadership will present five demands to US President Joe Biden during his upcoming visit to the region, senior Palestinian Foreign Ministry official Ahmed al-Deek told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.

Deek expressed hope that the Biden administration would accept all the Palestinian demands. He called on Prime Minister Yair Lapid to immediately meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to revive the stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations.

Deek listed the demands as follows:

1.Restoration of a “political horizon” between Israel and the Palestinians.

Deek said that this was the most significant demand because it would entail “obliging the Israeli government to engage in serious negotiations and a peace process to end the occupation.” The Palestinians, he said, are ready to immediately resume the peace negotiations with Israel. “The Palestinians are the only ones who want to return to the negotiations,” Deek argued.

What is preventing the Palestinians from resuming the peace negotiations is the absence of an Israeli peace partner. [Former Prime Minister Naftali] Bennett put the political process on hold and even boasted that there won’t be a political process with the Palestinians on the pretext that the coalition was weak. The Palestinians pay the price [both] when there’s a strong government in Israel and when there’s a weak one too.”

Ahmed al-Deek, and the other Palestinians, would like us to forget that it is the Palestinians, not Israelis, who have repeatedly walked away from peace negotiations that had been started with Israel. Yassir Arafat did it in 2000, when he didn’t like the most generous territorial compromise offered by Ehud Barak; it didn’t give Arafat everything he had demanded so in response, Arafat simply walked out. In 2008, Ehud Olmert made a similar offer, this one even more generous, and Mahmoud Abbas, finding that it did not meet all of his maximalist demands, pulled an Arafat, and simply walked away. In March 2011, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly considered a temporary peace deal that would see a Palestinian state established within provisional borders, with future borders that could be negotiated at a later date, due to the Palestinians’ refusal to negotiate. But the Palestinians refused that offer as well.

Since then the Israelis have tried on numerous occasions to again start negotiations with the Palestinians, but the Palestinians keep insisting that first Israel had to agree to a withdrawal to the 1949 armistice lines (described demurely as the “1967 lines”), which Israel of course is not about to do. When another offer was made to the Palestinians to negotiate on the basis of the Trump Administration’s “Peace-To-Prosperity” plan in 2020, the Palestinians again refused. Yet here we have Ahmed Al-Deek presenting the Palestinians as the ones who have all along been so eager to negotiate, and the Israelis as the ones who have been the obstacle. No doubt counting on a kind of collective amnesia, Al-Deek wants us to accept his upside-down version of the truth.

400 Doctors and Professionals Declare International MEDICAL CRISIS Due to Covid Vaccine Injuries and Deaths

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 20:00

Over 400 doctors, scientists and professionals from more than 34 countries this morning declared an international medical crisis due to “diseases and death associated with the ‘COVID-19 vaccines’”.

Launched at a press conference on Saturday, September 10th, the declaration states: “We are currently witnessing an excess in mortality in those countries where the majority of the population has received the so-called ‘COVID-19 vaccines’. To date, this excess mortality has neither been sufficiently investigated nor studied by national and international health institutions.”

Related:  A Doctor Explains Why Doctors Aren’t Speaking Out

Over 400 doctors, scientists and professionals from more than 34 countries this morning declared an international medical crisis due to "diseases and death associated with the 'COVID-19 vaccines'". https://t.co/FZSert0fpg

— The Daily Sceptic (@LD_Sceptics) September 10, 2022

Medical Crisis Declaration

Doctors around the world came together to sign a Declaration of an International Medical Crisis due to the diseases and death co-related to the COVID-19 “vaccines.”

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At a press conference on Saturday, September 10th, the declaration states:

“We are currently witnessing an excess in mortality in those countries where the majority of the population has received the so-called ‘COVID-19 vaccines.’ To date, this excess mortality has neither been sufficiently investigated nor studied by national and international health institutions. The large number of sudden deaths in previously healthy young people who were inoculated with these ‘vaccines’ is particularly worrying, as is the high incidence of miscarriages and perinatal deaths which have not been investigated. A large number of adverse side effects, including hospitalisations, permanent disabilities and deaths related to the so-called ‘COVID-19 vaccines,’ have been reported officially. The registered number has no precedent in world vaccination history.”

https://jamesroguski.substack.com/p/medical-crisis-declaration

The declaration, which originates among concerned medics and professionals in India, makes eight urgent demands, including an immediate stop to the vaccinations and investigation of all deaths in previously healthy people.

Read the full text below, and if you are a doctor, scientist or other professional, do consider signing.

http://medicalcrisisdeclaration.com/

DECLARATION OF INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CRISIS DUE TO THE DISEASES AND DEATHS CO-RELATED TO THE ‘COVID-19 VACCINES’

We, the medical doctors and scientists from all over the world, declare that there is an international medical crisis due to the diseases and deaths co-related to the administration of products known as ‘COVID-19 vaccines’.

We are currently witnessing an excess in mortality in those countries where the majority of the population has received the so-called ‘COVID-19 vaccines’. To date, this excess mortality has neither been sufficiently investigated nor studied by national and international health institutions.

The large number of sudden deaths in previously healthy young people who were inoculated with these ‘vaccines’, is particularly worrying, as is the high incidence of miscarriages and perinatal deaths which have not been investigated.

A large number of adverse side effects, including hospitalisations, permanent disabilities and deaths related to the so-called ‘COVID-19 vaccines’, have been reported officially.

The registered number has no precedent in world vaccination history.

Examining the reports on CDC’s VAERS, Britain’s Yellow Card System, the Australian Adverse Event Monitoring System, Europe’s EudraVigilance System and the WHO’s VigiAccess Database, to date there have been more than 11 million reports of adverse effects and more than 70,000 deaths co-related to the inoculation of the products known as ‘Covid vaccines’.

We know that these numbers just about represent between 1% and 10% of all real events.
Therefore, we consider that we are facing a serious international medical crisis, which must be accepted and treated as critical by all states, health institutions and medical personnel worldwide.

Therefore, the following measures must be undertaken on an urgent basis:

  1. A worldwide ‘stop’ to the national inoculation campaigns with the products known as ‘COVID-19 vaccines’.
  2. Investigation of all sudden deaths of people who were healthy previous to the inoculation.
  3. Implementation of early detection programmes of cardiovascular events which could lead to sudden deaths with analysis such as D-dimer and Troponin, in all those that were inoculated with the products known as ‘COVID-19 vaccines’, as well as the early detection of serious tumours.
  4. Implementation of research and treatment programmes for victims of adverse effects after receiving the so-called ‘COVID-19 vaccine’.
  5. Undertaking analyses of the composition of vials of Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Sinovac, Sputnik V and any other product known as ‘COVID-19 vaccines’,
  6. by independent research groups with no affiliation to pharmaceutical companies, nor any conflict of interest.
  7. Studies to be conducted on the interactions between the different components of the so-called ‘COVID-19 vaccines’ and their molecular, cellular and biological effects.
  8. Implementation of psychological help and compensation programmes for any person that has developed a disease or disability as a consequence of the so-called ‘COVID-19 vaccines’.
  9. Implementation and promotion of psychological help and compensation programmes for the family members of any person who died as a result of having been inoculated with the product known as ‘COVID-19 vaccines’.

Consequently we declare that we find ourselves in an unprecedented international medical crisis in the history of medicine, due to the large number of diseases and deaths associated with the ‘vaccines against COVID-19’. Therefore, we demand that the regulatory agencies that oversee drug safety as well as the health institutions in all countries, together with the international institutions such as the WHO, PHO, EMA, FDA, UK-MHRA and NIH respond to this declaration and act in accordance with the eight measures demanded in this manifesto.
This Declaration is a joint initiative of several professionals who have been fighting for this cause. We call on all doctors, scientists and professionals to endorse this statement in order to put pressure on the entities involved and promote a more transparent health policy.

Iatrogenocide: Murder by doctor, as in the administration of COVID-19 shots despite scientific evidence of serious harm and lack of effectiveness.

-Rima E. Laibow, MD

https://www.bitchute.com/video/NZSlxDPFh6km/

https://www.bitchute.com/video/aNh9gD5qtIJo/

Dr. Katarina Lindley:

https://www.bitchute.com/video/RoyAFFWXDkU0/

DOCTORS CONFERENCE:

 

DECLARATION:

We, the medical doctors and scientists from all over the world, declare that there is an international medical crisis due to the diseases and deaths co-related to the administration of products known as “COVID-19 vaccines”.

We are currently witnessing an excess in mortality in those countries where the majority of the population has received the so called “COVID-19 vaccines”. To date, this excess mortality has neither been sufficiently investigated nor studied by national and international health institutions.

The large number of sudden deaths in previously healthy young people who were inoculated with these “vaccines”, is particularly worrying, as is the high incidence of miscarriages and perinatal deaths which have not been investigated.

A large number of adverse side effects, including hospitalizations, permanent disabilities and deaths related to the so-called “COVID-19 vaccines”, have been reported officially. The registered number has no precedent in world vaccination history.

Examining the reports on CDC’s VAERS, the UK’s Yellow Card System, the Australian Adverse Event Monitoring System, Europe’s EudraVigilance System and the WHO’s VigiAccess Database, to date there have been more than 11 million reports of adverse effects and more than 70,000 deaths co-related to the inoculation of the products known as “COVID-19 vaccines”.

We know that these numbers represent between 1% and 10% of all real events.

Therefore, we consider that we are facing a serious international medical crisis, which must be accepted and treated as critical by all states, health institutions and medical personnel worldwide.

Therefore, the following measures must be undertaken on an urgent basis:

  1. A worldwide ‘stop’ to the national inoculation campaigns with the products known as “COVID-19 vaccines”.
  2. Investigation of all sudden deaths of people who were healthy previous to the inoculation.
  3. Implementation of early detection programs of cardiovascular events which could lead to sudden deaths with analysis such as D-dimer and Troponin, in all those that were inoculated with the products known as “COVID-19 vaccines”, as well as the early detection of serious tumors.
  4. Implementation of research and treatment programs for victims of adverse effects after receiving the so called “COVID-19 vaccine”.
  5. Undertaking analyses of the composition of vials of Pfizer, Moderna, Astra Zeneca, Janssen, Sinovac, Sputnik V and any other product known as “COVID-19 vaccines”, by independent research groups with no affiliation to pharmaceutical companies, nor any conflict of interest.
  6. Studies to be conducted on the interactions between the different components of the so called “COVID-19 vaccines” and their molecular, cellular and biological effects.
  7. Implementation of psychological help and compensation programs for any person that has developed a disease or disability as a consequence of the so called “COVID-19 vaccines”.
  8. Implementation and promotion of psychological help and compensation programs for the family members of any person who died as a result of having been inoculated with the product known as “COVID-19 vaccines”.

Consequently we declare that we find ourselves in an unprecedented international medical crisis in the history of medicine, due to the large number of diseases and deaths associated with the “vaccines against COVID-19”. Therefore, we demand that the regulatory agencies that oversee drug safety as well as the health institutions in all countries, together with the international institutions such as the WHO, PHO, EMA, FDA, UK-MHRA and NIH respond to this declaration and act in accordance with the eight measures demanded in this manifesto.

This Declaration is a joint initiative of several professionals who have been fighting for this cause. We call on all doctors, scientists and professionals to endorse this statement in order to put pressure on the entities involved and promote a more transparent health policy.

CLICK HERE TO VISIT SITE

 

‘We Always Have Disney Employees’: Florida Sheriff Reveals Results Of Human Trafficking Investigation

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 19:00

Child trafficking enterprise.

School employees, too……

‘We Always Have Disney Employees’: Florida Sheriff Reveals Results Of Human Trafficking Investigation

By Leif Le Mahieu • Daily Wire • Sep 10, 2022 •

A Florida sheriff said that his department “always” caught Disney employees during undercover operations, while revealing the results of a week-long investigation into human trafficking.

The large investigation, known as “Fall Haul 2,” was spearheaded by the Polk County Police Department and involved a week-long sting operation in central Florida that netted over 150 arrests.

“Our goal is to identify victims, offer them help, and arrest those who are fueling the exploitation of human beings (Johns) and those profiting from the exploitation of human beings. Prostitution is not a victimless crime – it results in exploitation, disease, dysfunction, drug and alcohol addiction, violence, and broken families,” Sheriff Grady Judd said in a statement.

People from Florida, Georgia, Michigan, New York, California, North Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Arizona were all arrested during the undercover operation. Notable arrests included a Disney bellhop, a Georgia police deputy chief, and a high school physical education teacher.

The Disney employee, 57-year-old Guillermo Perez, was arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Perez is a bellhop for Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort. While showing Perez’s photo while at the press conference, Judd suggested he was not surprised to have arrested a Disney employee.

“Now, where would we be with an undercover operation and no Disney employees?” he said. “Oh yes, we always have Disney employees.”

Also arrested was an independent photographer who the sheriff’s department said is occasionally “contracted by Disney.”

Jason DiPrima, the former deputy chief of administration for the Cartersville Police Department in Georgia, was arrested as well for soliciting a prostitute. DiPrima, who has since resigned from his position, allegedly gave an undercover detective $180 and a pack of White Claw, according to the sheriff.

“He did a mean, nasty thing to his family,” Judd said.

A correctional officer at Lake County Correctional Facility was also detained and will now be “in the jail as a jailbird like those jailbirds he watches,” the sheriff said.

Several school employees were also arrested during the sting. Twenty-six-year-old P.E. teacher John Layton was arrested for soliciting a prostitute and received a terse response from the sheriff when he said that he had track practice in the morning.

Keep reading.

Joe Biden Uses 9/11 Speech To Attack At Republicans

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 17:10

Nowhere is his remarks does this demented mental patient mention the motive or the jihadis who attacked this country.

Evil madman leading criminal enterprise party.

Pamela Geller, American Thinker: 9/11 – What Do Americans Actually Know About This Terrible, Horrible Day?

Joe Biden uses 9/11 Speech To Aim At Political Enemies

By: Conservative Brief, September 11, 2022:

President Joe Biden marked the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States by taking a swipe at his political opponents.

He spoke in front of the Pentagon where he said Americans “owe it” to the victims of 9/11 to defend democracy weeks after he labeled “MAGA Republicans” a threat to democracy.

“It’s not enough to gather and remember each September 11th those we lost more than two decades ago,” Biden said in his remarks. “Because on this day, it is not about the past, it’s about the future,” the president said, The Daily Mail reported.
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“We have an obligation, a duty, a responsibility to defend, preserve and protect our democracy,” he said. “The very democracy that defends the right to freedom that those terrorists on 9/11 sought to bury in the burning fire and smoke and ash. And that takes a commitment on the part of all of us.”

“American democracy depends on the habits of the heart of we the people,” he said in the rain. “It’s not enough to stand up for democracy once a year, or every now and then – something we have to do every single day.”

“This is a day not only to remember, but a day of renewal and resolve for each and every American. And our devotion to this country – to the principles and the bodies – to our democracy – that is who we owe those remembered today,” the president said.
7 seconds…

“That is what we owe one another. And that is what we owe future generations of Americans to come,” he said.

“’I have no doubt we will do this,” he said. “We will meet this significant responsibility. We’ll secure our democracy together – as one American, the United States of America.’

Using the anniversary of 9/11 to swipe at political opponents is loathsome enough, but to do it weeks after you labeled fellow Americans a threat to democracy makes it worse.
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“We must be honest with each other and with ourselves,” Biden said during the speech at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, with a pair of U.S. Marines in the background. “Too much of what’s happening in our country today is not normal. Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans represent an extremism that threatens the very foundations of our republic.”

“MAGA Republicans do not respect the Constitution,” he claimed without context or explanation. “They do not believe in the rule of law. They do not recognize the will of the people. They refuse to accept the results of a free election.”

“And they’re working right now, as I speak in state after state, to give the power to decide elections in America to partisans and cronies, empowering election-deniers to undermine democracy itself,” Biden continued.

“MAGA forces are determined to take this country backwards. Backwards to an America where there is no right to choose, no right to privacy, no right to contraception, no right to marry who you love. They promote authoritarian leaders and they fan the flames of political violence that are a threat to our personal rights, to the pursuit of justice, to the rule of law, to the very soul of this country,” the president said.

FLA Governor OUSTS Terror-Tied CAIR From Governor’s Faith and Community Initiative

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 17:00

Just to be clear, “It is false for CAIR to claim that they were affirmatively selected to receive any sort of recognition. This was an automatically generated thank you note to any faith-based entity that self-enrolled in our Faith and Community Based Initiative via a website. Every person and entity that signed up received this automatically generated response.”

The terror-tied Islamic group routinely exploits the horror of Islamic terror to further their pernicious, supremacist agenda. After every Islamic attack, CAIR uses its considerable influence in the media to blame the target (infidels), smear and defame anyone who opposes jihad terror and not-so-subtly demand more adherence to the sharia (do not criticize Islam under penalty of death – or as is the case in the West, character assassination).

Remember: CAIR has multiple ties to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. It issues pro-forma condemnations of jihad terror, but has actually opposed every counterterror measure that has ever been proposed or implemented. Its focus on Islamophobia is just a diversionary tactic to intimidate people into thinking that taking action against jihad terror is wrong, and we just have to surrender.

I have spent years studying the evidence demonstrating that the Council on American-Islamic Relations (“CAIR”) is a terrorist organization operating as a front group for Hamas and its affiliated organizations. I have consulted with FBI agents, CIA agents, local law enforcement officers, and attorneys who specialize in national security law. All of these consultations confirm that CAIR was begun as a Hamas front group to carry out the Muslim Brotherhood’s anti-American agenda.

Much, but not all of this evidence, was documented in United States v. Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development  et al., 3:04-cr-00240-P (N.D. Texas) (“HLF”).  I have personally invested hundreds of hours reading written documented evidence and listening to audio-taped evidence that had been introduced at the trial.

The evidence shows that CAIR is a criminal terrorist organization. This conclusion is shared by the United States government. The Department of Justice named CAIR in the federal criminal trial of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development,[1] which concluded with multiple guilty verdicts, as an unindicted co-conspirator in a massive conspiracy to fundraise for, and otherwise pursue, the terrorist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and the Palestine Committee, a public relations and fund raising arm of Hamas in the United States.[2]  See generally HLF.[3]  Specifically, CAIR was named as one of the organizations formed by the defendants and co-conspirators to create the appearance of legality in the effort to raise funds and public support for Hamas and its jihad abroad.  As the evidence in the HLF trial demonstrated, these plans were part of the 1993 Philadelphia planning meeting carried out by Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas operatives, a meeting which the FBI secretly recorded pursuant to a lawful court order, the entire transcript of which was introduced into the record at the HLF trial.[4]  Two of the key participants at this Muslim Brotherhood-Hamas planning meeting were Omar Ahmad and Nihad Awad.[5]  Ahmad co-founded CAIR, along with CAIR’s executive director Awad, in 1994 soon after this meeting. Ahmad served as CAIR’s chairman of the board until 2005 and Awad still serves as CAIR’s executive director.

Further, the federal prosecutors successfully resisted every effort by CAIR to have the public designation of CAIR as an “unindicted co-conspirator” removed from the court record and concluded as follows in its brief to the court:

Indeed, CAIR’s request to strike its name from the government’s co-conspirator’s list is moot, since its conspiratorial relationship with the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development (HLF) was confirmed by testimony and documentary evidence admitted at trial prior to the date CAIR even filed its brief.[6]

  1. After the convictions, CAIR and another co-conspirator filed motions to have their names stricken from the co-conspirator list.  The trial judge refused based on the fact that the evidence fully supported this co-conspirator designation.  (Filed as Doc. No. 1356 in HLF; see also Ex. B to the Declaration of John Stemberger filed in support of Defendant’s opposition to Plaintiff’s motion for summary judgment.)
  2. A key piece of evidence introduced at the HLF trial and linked to the Muslim Brotherhood-Palestine Committee-Hamas conspiracy was a “planning memo” which describes the purpose of the “legal” organizations, such as CAIR, that the Muslim Brotherhood sought to establish in the United States:

The process of settlement is a “Civilization-Jihadist Process” with all the word means.  The Ikhwan [Muslim Brotherhood] must understand that their work in America is a kind of grand Jihad in eliminating and destroying the Western civilization from within and “sabotaging” its miserable house by their hands and the hands of the believers so that it is eliminated and Allah’s religion is made victorious over all other religions.[7]

  1. In addition, the FBI has publicly stated that it will have no formal or official contacts with CAIR precisely because of the evidence that linked CAIR and its senior management to Hamas and its purposes.[8] Finally, in response to a letter from Congresswoman Sue Myrick, a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the U.S. Department of Justice recently wrote in relevant part: (above)

[1] See, e.g., the NEFA Foundation website which provides detailed links and context for the court documents in both the first HLF trial (ended in mistrial) and the second trial (ended in guilty verdicts) at http://www.nefafoundation.org/hlfdocs.html; see, specifically, the Government’s Second Supplemental Trial Brief at p. 30 Available on line at

http://www.nefafoundation.org/miscellaneous/FeaturedDocs/US_v_HLF_SecondSuppTrialBrief.pdf; see also Congresswoman Sue Myrick’s official website at

http://myrick.house.gov/index.cfm?sectionid=22&parentid=21&sectiontree=21,22&itemid=418. (Congresswoman Myrick serves on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence).

[2] See government’s List of Unindicted Co-conspirators and/or Joint Venturers here: http://www.nefafoundation.org/miscellaneous/HLF/US_v_HLF_Unindicted_Coconspirators.pdf.

[3] Court documents for the second trial available at:

http://www.txnd.uscourts.gov/judges/hlf2.html.

[4] The transcript is available from the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, website (see link in note 15 above) in 18 parts as Government Exhibits “Philly Meeting,” Nos. 1-18 and posted under the documents introduced into evidence on Sept. 29, 2008.

[5] See a true and correct copy of the Philly Meeting Summary Chart introduced into evidence at the HLF trial, attached hereto as Ex. C.  Ahmad (aka Omar Yehia) was named, along with CAIR, as an unindicted co-conspirators in the HLF trial.

[6] Government’s Memorandum in Opposition to CAIR’s Motion for Leave to File a Brief Amicus Curiae Instanter and Amicus Brief in support of the Unindicted Co-Conspirators’ First and Fifth Amendment Rights at pp. 2-3.  Available on line at:

http://nefafoundation.org/miscellaneous/HLF/U.S._v_HLF_USGMotionOpposingCAIRAmicusBrief.pdf.

[8] For a hypertext link to a copy of an FBI letter memorializing this formal distancing, see this article at The Investigative Project on Terror, at:

http://www.investigativeproject.org/985/fbi-cuts-off-cair-over-hamas-questions.

DeSantis Accuses CAIR of Deception, Ousts It from Florida Program

By Susannah Johnston, Focus on Western Islamism, September 1, 2022:

The office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has told FWI it will be removing the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) as a partner in its Faith and Community Initiative.

In 2019, the governor founded the Governor’s Faith and Community Initiative “to facilitate the efforts of the state’s faith-based entities by improving communication and collaboration among them,” according to Dylan Fisher, the program’s director.

On August 18, a Facebook post by the Florida branch of CAIR claimed to be a leading member of the initiative, declaring, “Governor Ron DeSantis recently presented CAIR-Florida with a Certificate of Recognition for our continued work in service of the vulnerable populations of Floridians.”

Governor DeSantis has, however, previously taken a strong stance against CAIR, noting its identification by the U.S. government in 2007 as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land Foundation’s funding of the terror group, Hamas.

CAIR-Florida co-sponsored a pro-Hamas rally in 2014, at which participants yelled “We are Hamas.” In 2017, then-director, Hassan Shibly, endorsed a conference that promoted violent jihad and personally referred to Muslims from the moderate Ahmadiyya as “heretical.”

When FWI asked the governor’s office how CAIR had received recognition, DeSantis’ Press Secretary, Bryan Griffin, explained “The faith office will certainly review this oversight and remove CAIR from our list of partner organizations.”

“It is false for CAIR to claim that they were affirmatively selected to receive any sort of recognition. This was an automatically generated thank you note to any faith-based entity that self-enrolled in our Faith and Community Based Initiative via a website. Every person and entity that signed up received this automatically generated response.”

Critics accuse CAIR-Florida of a history of misrepresentations. In 2020, the Islamist group presented known terror supporters and a convicted murderer as misunderstood “activists” on a webinar to “highlight the government’s use of imprisonment as a fear and intimidation tactic targeting both individuals and communities, and eroding civil liberties.”

The August 14, 2020 invitation to a CAIR-Florida webinar series honoring as “misunderstood activists” violent jihad advocate Sami Al-Arian, terrorist camp graduate and Taliban promoter Moazzam Begg, and convicted cop-killer Jamil Al-Amin.

The first, Sami Al-Arian, is an advocate of violent jihad, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to supporting the designated terror group, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

The second, Moazzam Begg, is a leading British Salafi who, according to the Pentagon, “trained at three terrorist camps.” Begg says he told the CIA under interrogation that he “wanted to live in an Islamic state” and described the Taliban as “better than anything Afghanistan has had in the past 25 years.”

CAIR-Florida also picked a convicted cop-killer as another victimized “activist,” Jamil Al-Amin. Al-Amin shot two sheriff’s deputies, killing one in March 2000. He has made the FBI’s “Most Wanted” list more than once, has been investigated in connection to multiple murders, and views the United States Constitution as “diametrically opposed to what Allah has commanded.” Al-Amin also benefits from CAIR financially, as they seek to get him off the cop-killing charge.

The governor’s office responded to FWI’s inquiry about the “recognition” of CAIR saying, “We welcome the efforts of any legitimate faith-based organization that wants to work to serve the needs of Floridians. However, CAIR does not reflect our shared values, and this will be corrected immediately.”

CAIR-Florida did not respond to FWI‘s request for comment.

Florida Ranked No. 1 in Education Freedom

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 16:00

We are now back to a time of free states versus slave states. Republican free states versus Democrat slave states, again.

DeSantis is a modern day Reagan or Churchill, if you will.

Heritage Foundation Ranks Florida No. 1 in Education Freedom

By Jannis Falkenstern, The Epoch Times, September 9, 2022

PUNTA GORDA, Fla.–The Heritage Foundation released its first-ever Freedom Report Card on Sept. 9, ranking Florida as the No. 1 state for empowering parents in their children’s education and supporting education freedom.

Gov. Ron DeSantis was on hand at the Heritage Foundation’s conference in Orlando, where the announcement was made. DeSantis credits his administration’s policies and fighting to keep kids in the classroom during the pandemic for the state’s national recognition.

“When other states were locking people down and keeping their kids out of school, we made sure kids were in school because we put their well-being before politics,” DeSantis said. “While states like California, New York, and Illinois that denied in-person education to their children are now suffering from plummeting educational outcomes, Florida’s schoolchildren are thriving because we invest in our students, and we empower parents to decide what learning environment is best for their kids. Thank you to The Heritage Foundation for recognizing our success and ranking Florida No. 1 in the nation for education freedom.”

Florida was followed by Arizona and Idaho as the top states for educational freedom in the country. At the other end of the spectrum, New York, Washington, and New Jersey ranked in the bottom three and scored the lowest in transparency, high spending per pupil despite low student outcomes, less regulatory freedom, and few education choice opportunities.

Kevin Roberts, president of The Heritage Foundation praised Florida state lawmakers for “advancing priorities that offer parents more educational options and provide them with more autonomy and academic transparency.”

“As a fifth-generation educator, I know firsthand the importance of giving parents more choice in their children’s education, and how much of an advantage a quality education gives to those fortunate enough to receive it. Lawmakers in every state capital—and here in D.C.—should be focused on empowering families and making sure that every child in this country has access to the highest-quality education, one that works best for them,” said Roberts in a released statement. “Florida has led the way in expanding education choice, cutting red tape, and holding schools accountable to parents with academic transparency.”

The Heritage Foundation’s first annual education report card came after the U.S. Department of Education announced significant declines in both reading and math scores among students across the nation.

The National Center for Education Statistics released data showing the largest score drop in reading among 9-year-old students since 1990, and the first-ever score drop in mathematics in the same age group.

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Twenty-One Years Ago Today, Some People Did Something, and No One Cares

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 14:00

The September 11, 2001 jihad terror attacks were twenty-one years ago, and Americans have moved on. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Mogadishu) was widely ridiculed and even reviled a few years ago for breezily characterizing 9/11 as the day when “some people did something,” but she has had the last laugh: the coverage of the attacks every year is a study in avoidance, with the establishment media focusing on anything and everything besides the motivating ideology and goals of the attackers. As always, the media’s favorite preoccupation is the persistence of Muslim victimhood: every 9/11 anniversary, we’re inundated with stories about how Muslims suffered on that day, and continue to suffer, from racist and unwarranted suspicion that has made their lives in America, a land to which they came with so much hope, a veritable living hell.

Another conspicuous omission is coverage of the persistence of the threat of which 9/11 was one manifestation. Most Americans assume that that threat, insofar as it ever existed, has passed, and no longer need trouble anyone. Recently an emailer taunted me by informing me that I was “very 2005,” and I got the point: sounding the alarm about the jihad threat at this late date? Really? It would seem passé to me also, in this age of the confidently advancing authoritarianism of the Left, to tout the global jihad as a threat to freedom today, were it not for the fact that there are still jihad terror attacks every day, more than I am able to report on. And for another reason as well.

What many people who are well aware of the menace the Left’s thirst to crush dissent poses for free people everywhere, fewer are aware of the reason for the persistent fact that puzzles so many people: why Leftists are generally so contemptuous of Christianity and determined to snuff it out, while so welcoming and even obsequious toward Islam. The answer lies in their shared tendency toward authoritarianism and totalitarianism. A hadith puts into Muhammad’s mouth the saying, “You should listen to and obey, your ruler even if he was an Ethiopian (black) slave whose head looks like a raisin.” (Bukhari 9.93.7142) This statement has become notorious because of its casual racism: the most outlandish ruler Muhammad can think of, and the one who appears to be least worthy of obedience, is a black man. Overlooked, however, is the absolutism of Muhammad’s statement: one must obey the ruler even when the ruler appears absurd and unworthy of obedience.

How convenient such a statement is for those forces in the world today who wish us to accept the Left’s absurd rule today, with all the reality-denying claims that go with it: men can become women, drag queens belong in primary schools, the ridiculous dementia patient in the White House is a competent and capable leader, and all the rest of it. Throughout its history, Islam has lent itself to authoritarian rule, with Turkey being the sole example of a secular republic in a majority-Muslim state, and a poor example at best, as modern Turkey was founded upon an explicit rejection of political Islam, and now Turkish secularism is rapidly eroding under pressure from its Islamizing president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

It’s understandable, then, that those who wish to crush all opposition to their rule would see that crushing religion itself is impossible, but that one religion above all the others will give them a docile, obedient population, as long as its own freedom to grow is respected. No problem there, as far as the Leftist political elites are concerned; they’re happy to foster Islam’s growth in the West, so as to break down the free societies they hate so much and complete their victory over the Judeo-Christian tradition that has given the world such inconvenient notions as the irreducible dignity of every human person. So the propaganda media establishment gives us endless stories of the benign and beneficial aspects of Islam, and of the victimhood of Muslims at the hands of white, racist, Christian “Islamophobes,” and the magnificent contributions of Islam to human civilization. It’s all meant to quiet resistance to their mass migration agenda, as well as ultimately to their crushing of the freedom of speech. And it’s working well.

As a result of all this, 21 years after 9/11, most people assume that sounding a warning about the jihad threat is as unwarranted and in poor taste as sounding a warning about imperial Japan would have been on December 7, 1962. But by 1962, imperial Japan was a dimming memory. The jihad, with help from its powerful Leftist friends, continues to advance. That advance will eventually become clear to everyone who dismisses and denies it now, but by then, there will be no time for reconsideration or recriminations.

Robert Spencer is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is author of 25 books including many bestsellers, such as The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades)The Truth About Muhammad and The History of Jihad. His latest book is The Critical Qur’an. Follow him on Twitter here. Like him on Facebook here. 

Pamela Geller, American Thinker: 9/11 – What Do Americans Actually Know About This Terrible, Horrible Day?

Sun, 09/11/2022 - 12:22

“When the confrontation begins, strike like champions who do not want to go back to this world. Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers. Allah said: ‘Strike above the neck, and strike at all of their extremities.’ (9/11 Muslim terrorists)

In all the coverage you watch today, the Islamic terrorists and their motive won’t be mentioned or discussed. Fearfully, this is in accordance with the sharia (do not criticize Islam under penalty of death), a horrible victory for the forces of Islamic supremacism.

On September 11, 2001, at 8:45 a.m. on a clear, beautiful Tuesday morning, Muslim terrorists crashed a hijacked American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City hijacked by Muslim terrorists in the cause of Islam…….the first strike in what would be an infamous day of jihadi attacks, forever changing this country.

The post-9/11 war on truth and reality was the successfully implemented template for the propaganda and misinformation machine the Democrats have employed to destroy our country and dismantle our freedoms. Censoring the truth while smearing, defaming and attacking anyone who dissented from the lie is now the daily business of the Democrat party and its running dogs in the media, academia, entertainment axis.

What American Children Are Taught About 9/11 Is Dangerous

Education Department Instructs Teachers To Avoid Teaching About Islamic Extremism On 9/11

Check out my piece today in the American Thinker:

9/11: What Do Americans Actually Know About This Terrible, Horrible Day?

By: Pamela Geller, The American Thinker, September 11, 2022:

Twenty-one years on, and where are we? What do our children know about 9/11 and the Islamic terrorists who attacked our country in the worst attack on our homeland in American history? In a word, nothing. Or worse.

Why did the attackers do this? Discussing their motive today, twenty-one years later, is tantamount to a hate crime. The jihadis’ last letters have all but been scrubbed from the public record.

Read the “martyrdom” letters left by the Muslim terrorists. Allah is mentioned over ninety times. “Remind your brothers that this act is for Almighty Allah,” done for the cause of advancing Islam.

Before the attack, one of the Muslim terrorists who struck our nation on September 11, 2001 wrote: “When the confrontation begins, strike like champions who do not want to go back to this world. Shout, ‘Allahu Akbar,’ because this strikes fear in the hearts of the non-believers. Allah said: ‘Strike above the neck, and strike at all of their extremities.’”

But how many American schoolchildren know or understand that the attackers were Islamic jihad terrorists? How many know what a jihad is, or what the objective of the 9/11 attacks was?

On the morning of September 11, 2001, jihadis attacked the homeland when four commercial airliners were hijacked by Muslim terrorists. The first two planes, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175, were flown into the two towers of the World Trade Center in New York City. A third plane, American Airlines Flight 77, hit the western side of the Pentagon, just outside Washington, D.C. The fourth hijacked plane, United Airlines Flight 93, crashed down in a field in rural Pennsylvania, never reaching its intended target because its crew and passengers fought back against the terrorists. Nearly 3,000 people lost their lives during the 9/11 attacks, a number that would almost certainly have been significantly higher if not for the actions of those aboard Flight 93.

On that fateful morning, Muslim terrorists hijacked American Airlines Boeing 767 loaded with 20,000 gallons of jet fuel, and crashed it into the north tower of the World Trade Center in New York City at 8:46:40 am, instantly killing hundreds of people and trapping hundreds more on the building’s higher floors.

Eighteen minutes later, at 9:03 am, a second hijacked airliner, United Airlines Flight 175 from Boston, turned sharply toward the World Trade Center and sliced into the south tower and exploded.

At 9:45, the jihadis struck the nerve center of the U.S. military: Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon.

10:05 a.m.: The south tower of the World Trade Center collapsed, plummeting into the streets below. A massive cloud of dust and debris formed and slowly drifted away from the building.

10:10 a.m.: United Airlines Flight 93, also hijacked. crashed down in a field in rural Pennsylvania, never reaching its intended target, because its crew and passengers fought back against the jihad terrorists. The hijackers were targeting the White House, the U.S. Capitol, the Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland or several nuclear power plants along the Eastern seaboard.

Here we are twenty years on and…they’ve won. Biden has unleashed the dogs of war. Surrendering Afghanistan to the Taliban was just the beginning, not the end.

If someone had told you in September 2001, as the Twin Towers fell and people in the Pentagon perished, that on the 20th anniversary of this atrocity America would be contemplating aligning with the guys who helped to do it, you would have thought them insane.

The post-9/11 war on truth and reality was the successfully implemented template for the propaganda and misinformation machine the Democrats have employed to destroy our country and dismantle our freedoms. Censoring the truth while smearing, defaming and attacking anyone who dissented from the lie is now the daily business of the Democrat party and its running dogs in the media, academia, entertainment axis. The Democrats honed this approach in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, defaming and destroying anyone and everyone who dared even to get close to the truth of what happened on that day, and why.

And so almost the entirety of the post-9/11 generation has no idea why it happened, or what can and should be done to prevent it from happening again. And so on one terrible day in the not-too-distant future, it will happen again. For that, we can thank the left’s denial and willful ignorance, and its ruthless pursuit of its authoritarian agenda.

 

911 Muslim Terrorists’ Four-Page Letter  FBI, September 28, 2001

 

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Forty Years of Misunderstanding Islam

When will it be time to listen to what the jihadists tell us about their faith-based hostility and ambitions?

The debacle in Afghanistan is first and foremost the consequence of the Biden foreign policy team’s spectacular incompetence. Setting a date-certain withdrawal was in itself a blunder, signaling the Taliban that all they had to do was to keep telling us what we wanted to hear and then wait, but withdrawing troops and abandoning Bagram airbase before evacuating our citizens was willful stupidity. It left the Afghan army vulnerable, and ceded the skies to the enemy. So too was leaving behind billions in advanced armaments for the Taliban. There’s no question that Biden’s name will forever be linked to one of the worst military blunders in the postwar period.

But an older error set the stage for bad decisions that have empowered modern jihadism for forty years––the failure to understand the true nature of Islam as documented in 1400 years of practice and doctrine. As a result, we have pursued policies based on delusion and false paradigms.

The first mistake was our misreading of the 1978-79 Iranian Revolution and the kidnapping of our embassy staff in November 1979. Jimmy Carter’s feckless response followed the stale narrative of anti-colonial resistance to our Cold War self-interested disregard for aspirations to national self-determination, political freedom, and human rights. Our ally the Shah of Iran, despite Iran’s geostrategic and economic importance, fell victim to Carter’s naïve belief that “moral principles” and “idealism” were more significant than military readiness and a realist willingness to use force to protect our national interests and allies. Misled by that paradigm, Carter withheld support from the Shah, assuming that a secular coalition would replace him.

Locked in the paradigm of neo-imperialist resistance to movements of nationalist self-determination, Carter failed to understand the true origins of the Iranian Revolution. In reality, the revolution was a religious phenomenon, a response to the Shah’s modernization and secularization policies such as emancipating women and protecting minorities like Jews and Baha’is. The Ayatollah Khomeini, godfather of the revolution, made this motive clear in 1963 when he said the Shah’s regime was “fundamentally opposed to Islam itself and the existence of a religious class.”

Missing too from Carter’s thinking was the historical role of jihad in Islamic reform movements. Khomeini’s sermons and books, the latter dismissed by our security agencies, were clear on the religious obligation to create a political-social order based on Islam and Sharia law. And the means for achieving it was jihadist violence and martyrdom. After he took power in Iran, Khomeini articulated the violent nature of jihad: “Islam is a religion of blood for the infidels but a religion of guidance for other people.” And its goal is the global triumph of Islam: “We shall export our revolution to the whole world. Until the cry ‘There is no god but Allah’ resounds over the whole world, there will be jihad.” Such statements are consistent with Koranic verses such as “Slay the idolators wherever you find them,” or “Fight those who do not believe in Allah,” or “O you who believe! Fight those of the unbelievers who are near to you and let them find in you hardness,” or “Kill them wherever you find them.”

None of this historically venerable doctrine seemed to have penetrated the minds of our foreign policy experts. National self-determination and reforms to institute governments based on Western principles–– human rights, separation of church and state, confessional tolerance, and equal rights for women––became the goal of our involvement in the Muslim Middle East.

This belief became stronger and adopted a missionary zeal after the collapse of the Soviet Union, which was interpreted as a victory for the Western “rules based international order,” global free trade, liberal democracy, and human rights, all of which were presumed to be desired by all the world’s diverse peoples and cultures. This “new world order,” as George H.W. Bush called it, met its answer in the jihadist attacks on September 11, 2001, which culminated a decade of unanswered al Qaeda attacks on our military assets and personnel abroad.

George Bush Jr. responded by likewise promoting universal liberal democracy as the answer to the persistence of jihadism: “The United States must defend liberty and justice because these principles are right and true for all people everywhere. . . . America must stand firmly for the nonnegotiable demands of human dignity: the rule of law; limits on the absolute power of the state; free speech; freedom of worship; equal justice; respect for women; religious and ethnic tolerance; and respect for private property,” as he wrote in the National Security Strategy in 2002. In his second Inaugural speech, he reiterated this Wilsonian idealism, linking it to national security: “The survival of liberty in our land increasingly depends on the success of liberty in other lands. The best hope for peace in our world is the expansion of freedom in all the world.”

These naïve generalizations ignored or whitewashed the essential nature of Islam as seen in 14 centuries of doctrine and practice. The late-14th century writer Ibn Khaldun, one of the greatest Islamic historians and philosophers, wrote in the Muqaddimah, “In the Muslim community, the holy war is a religious duty, because of the universalism of the Muslim mission and the obligation to convert everybody to Islam either by persuasion or by force.” When we see Muslim groups like the Taliban, al Qaeda, the Islamic State, the mullahs of Iran, and others killing and dying in fealty to this traditional religious imperative, it is dangerous blindness for Western secularists to claim that there is no connection between Islam and jihadist terrorism.

Yet that’s what we’ve been doing going back to the Clinton administration, when his Secretary of State Madeleine Albright called Islam “a faith that honors consultation, cherishes peace, and has as one of its fundamental principles the inherent equality of all who embrace it.” Ask the frightened women of Afghanistan, desperate to escape the Taliban’s Sharia-based brutal practices, about the notions of “inherent equality.” Bill Clinton took the same tack when he praised Islam’s “deepest yearning of all––to live in peace,” a claim refuted by 14 centuries of Islamic invasion, occupation, plunder, and enslavement, all justified by the Koran, Hadiths, and Muslim jurisprudents and philosophers like Ibn Khaldun.

George W. Bush likewise indulged such ahistorical apologetics: Islam’s “teachings,” he proclaimed, “are good and peaceful, and those who commit evil in the name of Allah, blaspheme the name of Allah.” But what we call “evil” to pious Muslims like Khomeini or Osama bin Laden or the Taliban are sacred duties to fulfill the will of Allah that the whole world embrace Islam, the one true religion. It bespeaks Western arrogance to tell pious Muslims what their scriptures really mean.

With such a depth of historical ignorance, no wonder that Bush’s attempts to create a liberal democracy, with Western notions of individual rights, found Afghanistan barren soil; or that Barack Obama and now Joe Biden are anxious to cut a deal with a members of a faith that historically has seen such negotiations and treaties with infidels as temporary expedients to be violated or discarded when they have achieved their aim as commanded by Mohammed: to wage jihad “until the cry ‘There is no god but Allah’ resounds over the whole world.”

This feckless failure of imagination, this inability to see a different culture and faith in its own terms, rather than reshaping them by imposing our own, is an important factor in the disaster in Afghanistan: thousands of Americans now virtual hostages, billions in armaments in the hands of a sworn enemy, American prestige damaged for the benefit of Iran, Russia, and China, and NATO allies snubbed. And don’t forget the thousands of Afghans, many of whom wanted to reform their faith and reconcile it with modernity, but are now the targets of heinous retribution.

Understanding the truth of traditional Islam is not a condemnation of every one of the 1.6 billion Muslims. Millions and millions of them have no doubt managed to remain faithful without endorsing the sacralized violence of Islamic doctrine and practice. But we don’t know what proportion of the ummah, the global Muslim community, falls into that category. Our government’s primary responsibility is to protect our citizens’ security and interests, and that means our focus must remain on the Muslim traditionalists who are very clear about those beliefs that our leaders have been marginalizing as the a “hijacking” of the faith, or the “heresies” of a renegade minority.

After 20 years of failure in Afghanistan, perhaps it’s time to listen to what the jihadists tell us about their faith-based hostility and ambitions. Maybe then we can avoid the misguided idealism that has endangered our security and interests, and condemned thousands of Muslim reformers to a gruesome fate.

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Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2021 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 21:30

Obscene and wrong. It’s why there was an American revolution and why we were founded as a nation.

Worse still, this legal plunder is funding our ruin and the destruction of our most basic freedoms.

Americans Spent More on Taxes in 2021 Than on Food, Clothing and Health Care Combined

By Terence P. Jeffrey | CNS News | September 9, 2022 |

(CNSNews.com) – According to newly released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans in 2021 once again spent more on average on taxes than they did on food, clothing and health care combined.

During 2021, according to Table R-1 in the BLS’ Consumer Expenditure Survey, American “consumer units” spent an average of $15,495.28 on food, clothing and health care combined, while paying an average of $16,729.73 in total taxes to federal, state and local governments.

“A consumer unit,” the BLS says in the glossary for its Consumer Expenditure Survey, “comprises either (1) all members of a particular household who are related by blood, marriage, adoption or other legal arrangements; (2) persons living alone or sharing a household with others or living as a roomer in a private home or lodging house or in a permanent living quarters in a hotel or motel, but who is financially independence; or (3) two or more person living together who use their income to make joint expenditure decisions.”

On average in 2021, American consumer units spent $8,289.28 on food; $1,754.39 on clothing (apparel and apparel-related services); and $5,451.61 on health care.

That equaled a combined $15,495.28.

At that same time, American consumer units were paying an average $16,729.73 in net total taxes.

These included $8,561.46 in federal income taxes; $5,565.45 in Social Security taxes; $2,564.14 in state and local income taxes; $2,475.18 in property taxes; $105.21 in other taxes—minus an average of $2,541.71 in stimulus payments received back from the government.

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New study Shows a Third of Working Families Can No Longer Afford Basic Needs

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 21:00

A full third of working in the families cannot afford basic needs any more.

This is horrible consequence of the Democrats’  “economy of scarcity”  versus the MAGA Republican “economy of abundance.” In other words, communism versus capitalism, individualism versus statism.

“A “mixed economy” is a society in the process of committing suicide.

If a nation cannot survive half-slave, half-free, consider the condition of a nation in which every social group becomes both the slave and the enslaver of every other group. Ask yourself how long such a condition can last and what is its inevitable outcome.

When government controls are introduced into a free economy, they create economic dislocations, hardships, and problems which, if the controls are not repealed, necessitate still further controls, which necessitate still further controls, etc. Thus a chain reaction is set up: the victimized groups seek redress by imposing controls on the profiteering groups, who retaliate in the same manner, on an ever widening scale.” “The Cold Civil War,”
The Ayn Rand Column, 18 

“Every government interference in the economy consists of giving an unearned benefit, extorted by force, to some men at the expense of others. By what criterion of justice is a consensus-government to be guided? By the size of the victim’s gang.” Ayn Rand, “The New Fascism: Rule by Consensus,” Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, 205

New study shows a third of working families can no longer afford basic needs

A third of working families can’t afford basic needs: study

By Snejana Farberov and Patrick Reilly, The New York Post, September, 9, 2022

More than a third of US families that work full-time do not earn enough money to cover their most basic needs, including housing, food and child care, a new study shows.

Researchers at Brandeis University found 35% of American families do not meet the “basic family needs budget” — the amount needed to afford rent, food, transportation, medical care and minimal household expenses — despite working full-time year-round.

And the economic situation is even more dire for working black and Hispanic families, more than 50% of whom cannot afford the basics.

For comparison, a quarter of white families and 23% of Asian and Pacific Islander families are struggling to make rent and buy food, despite holding down full-time jobs.
A study by researchers at Brandeis University’s diversitydatakids.org program shows that 35% of American families with full-time jobs cannot afford the basics.
A study by researchers at Brandeis University’s diversitydatakids.org program shows that 35% of American families with full-time jobs cannot afford the basics.
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Jesus Montiel, Krista Mason and their daughter Diana, 2, spend time together at their home in Wyoming, where inflation has been hitting families hard.
Jesus Montiel, Krista Mason and their daughter, Diana, 2, spend time together at their home in Wyoming, where inflation has been hitting families hard.
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Low-income families with children are doing especially poorly, according to the survey, with more than two-thirds of full-time workers failing to earn enough to make ends meet.

Most of these families would need to earn about $11 more per hour to fully cover basic expenses, or about $23,500 in additional annual earnings, according to the research.

Meanwhile, black and Hispanic families would need to earn more than $12 per hour — an additional $26,500 per year — just to meet a family budget.

“These results are a wake-up call for decision makers to prioritize policies that address income inequality and racial and ethnic equity and extend real opportunities for economic self-sufficiency,” said Dr. Pamela Joshi, senior research scientist and lead study author.

The study, which is based on 98,000 households, also found that more than half of low-income Hispanic families do not have health insurance, and more than three-quarters do not have pensions.

“When families can’t afford their basic needs, it places stress on parents’ health, and it increases the likelihood that children will continue to lack resources and opportunities that promote their well-being,” said study co-author Dr. Dolores Acevedo-Garcia.

The study offers several recommendations to policymakers to improve the economic outlook for low-income families, including creating more jobs that provide a living wage, expanding income support, and paid family and medical leave.

The results of the survey are based on data from 2015 to 2019, before the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic that wreaked havoc on the job market, and before the recent spikes in inflation, gasoline and food prices.


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