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        OBAMA/BIDEN PURGED PRE - ”WOKE” MILITARY OF THOSE WHO SOUGHT VICTORY

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Before the military was “woke”, it was purged and softened by Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden, purging it of career officers who believed it was their job to win wars and not scour the ranks of “white rage” and white supremacists. What was left were the likes of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley, who fears Indiana grandmothers roaming the Capitol on Jan. 6 than he does the People’s Liberation Army of China.

Milley followed the Congressional testimony the equally “woke” Chief of Naval Operations, Adm. Michael Gilday. Instead of preparing our fleets for battle, Admiral Gilday is damning the torpedoes and going full speed ahead on pushing critical race theory on the Navy by putting a book espousing critical race theory on the Navy’s reading list for sailors.

It is the Trump-hating Milley and Gilday and others like them who are being political and disgracing their uniform and their country in doing so. Their job is not to be “woke” but to make sure our enemies on the battlefield never wake up again.

It was not hyperbole when GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump said in 2016 that under President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden the U.S. military had been “reduced to rubble” and left floundering without a coherent strategy or meaningful capability to win wars. It was engineered by Barack Hussein Obama to reduce America’s global footprint, an America he profusely apologized for, and one he blamed for all the world’s ills.

Almost as soon as he took office, President Obama began a military purge not dissimilar to those routinely conducted by Third World despots, with the goal of eliminating voices that might oppose his withdrawing of America from the world stage. In an October 29, 2013, editorial I wrote for Investor’s Business Daily, “Obama’s Military Coup Purges 197officers In Five Years”, I noted:

We recognize President Obama is the commander-in-chief and that throughout history presidents from Lincoln to Truman have seen fit to remove military commanders they view as inadequate or insubordinate. Turnover in the military ranks is normal, and in these times of sequestration and budget cuts the numbers are expected to tick up as force levels shrink and missions change.

Yet what has happened to our officer corps since President Obama took office is viewed in many quarters as unprecedented, baffling and even harmful to our national security posture. We have commented on some of the higher profile cases, such as Gen. Carter Ham. He was relieved as head of U.S. Africa Command after only a year and a half because he disagreed with orders not to mount a rescue mission in response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi.

Rear Adm. Chuck Gaouette, commander of the John C. Stennis Carrier Strike Group, was relieved in October 2012 for disobeying orders when he sent his group on Sept. 11 to "assist and provide intelligence for" military forces ordered into action by Gen. Ham.

Other removals include the sacking of two nuclear commanders in a single week — Maj. Gen. Michael Carey, head of the 20th Air Force, responsible for the three wings that maintain control of the 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles, and Vice Adm. Tim Giardina, the No. 2 officer at U.S. Strategic Command.

From Breitbart.com's Facebook page comes a list of at least 197 officers that have been relieved of duty by President Obama for a laundry list of reasons and sometimes with no reason given.

Retired four-star general and Fox News Analyst Jack Keane, architect of the Iraq surge that produced the victory Obama threw away, spoke on Kilmeade and Friends about Obama’s unprecedented purge of the military of officers who oppose his isolationist and defeatist policies:

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It’s also a fact that a number of our general officers, not all of them but a number of them, were asked to leave before what would normally be accepted as the routine tenure for that particular position, and General Mattis is a case in point who had very strong views on Iran. Most of us agree with those views but I know the administration did not agree with them. General Flynn, who you know very well and had on your show, was an outspoken proponent for understanding radical Islam, how dangerous this particular threat was and was trying to communicate that, he was not able to serve out his full tenure. So yes, that’s another fact that we can substantiate, that there were generals who did leave earlier than what their tenure would be and the characteristic they all shared together is they did disagree with the administration on various points.”

General Mattis, who would later disgrace himself as a member of Trump’s cabinet, was an old-school warrior known for his colorful rhetoric and his commitment both to his men and to his mission. He, along with other generals like David Petraeus and Stanley McChrystal,  did have a problem with Obama’s quest for a substitute for victory in Iraq and Afghanistan: As the New York Post reported:

Lost in the inaugural hullabaloo was Tuesday’s news that President Obama has relieved Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis, the colorful and highly decorated Marine who’s been in charge of the crucial US Central Command, which oversees the various wars in the Middle East, since 2010….

 But why? Could it be that, as Obama prepares to cede Afghanistan back to the Taliban, the last thing he needs is an obstreperous general gumming up the surrender?

For an administration whose relationship with the military is, to put it mildly, fraught with tension, Mattis is yet another wall trophy, to go alongside the heads of Gen. Stanley McChrystal (fired in 2010 as the commander of the US forces in Afghanistan) and David Petraeus, who left CentCom to be buried alive at the CIA (and later resigned over the Paula Broadwell sex scandal).

Officially, the administration offers a nothing-to-see-here explanation for Mattis’ departure, noting that his tenure in the crucial job was about average for the post.

Maybe. But politics is at play here as well. The brusque Mattis apparently fell afoul of National Security Adviser Tom Donilon, an Obama apparatchik. Why? Because Mattis says things the Obama team doesn’t want to hear, especially about what might well become the next theater of operations — Iran.

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Retired U.S. Army Major General Paul Vallely, also a fox News Analyst, shared the view that President Obama had actively purged the military of “hawks” willing to give him contrary advice:

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Paul Vallely, an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, notes how the White House fails to take action or investigate its own officials but finds it easy to fire military commanders "who have given their lives for their country." Vallely thinks he knows why this purge is happening.

"Obama will not purge a civilian or political appointee because they have bought into Obama's ideology," Vallely said. "The White House protects their own. That's why they stalled on the investigation into Fast and Furious, Benghazi and ObamaCare. He's intentionally weakening and gutting our military, Pentagon and reducing us as a superpower, and anyone in the ranks who disagrees or speaks out is being purged."

As Donald Trump was making his remarks about our depleted and emasculated military, word came that President Obama wanted to cut the Army further from its then depleted size of 475,000 to 450,000 by 2018. Obama wanted to cut an Army that as it was could not meet its military readiness requirements according to retired Army Major Gen. Bob Scales, who noted the hypocrisy of President Obama’s tribute to Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg at the 2014 State of the Union address:

Gen. Bob Scales, a retired U.S. Army major general and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College who is now a military analyst for Fox News, told Greta Van Susteren the day after the State of the Union of the sad state of U.S. military preparedness and expressed a fear it would lead to more Cory Remsburgs.

"Yeah, it broke my heart," Scales said. "This great guy, Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, think of this, Greta: 10 tours in Iraq and Afghanistan in 10 years. What does that say about the overcommitment of our Army? And here is a president who uses him as an icon for the State of the Union.

"And yet the very service that he comes from, the Army, has 85% of its brigades not combat-ready. It does not have one single developmental program for a combat system at all. Zero."

President Trump rebuilt the military and while maintaining his commitment to end endless foreign wars such as Afghanistan, planned for an orderly withdrawal that would not jeopardize our national security interests. He would not have abandoned Bagram Air Base, a strategic air base close to a growing Chinese threat in the middle of the night, or abandon a country rich in militarily critical rare earths to Beijing’s influence.

As I wrote for NoisyRoom.net, Biden was key to an earlier Afghan betrayal, that of Navy Seal Team 6, the valiant group that stalked and killed Osama bin Laden. And as I wrote in an editorial for Investor’s Business Daily on May 28, 2013, Afghanistan was the site of Biden’s Afghan Benghazi:

Extortion 17 was the call sign of a special operations mission in Afghanistan on Aug. 6, 2011, that responded to an Army Ranger unit engaged in a firefight with the Taliban and in need of backup.

The Chinook helicopter carrying the rescue team was shot down by a Taliban-owned rocket-propelled grenade over the Wardak Province on Aug. 6, 2011, killing 38, including 30 Americans and 15 members of Navy SEAL Team 6, the unit that killed Osama bin Laden just three months prior.

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The shoot-down was described at the time as a "lucky shot," but the families of the dead SEALs believe that, like Benghazi, it was a pre-planned operation of revenge facilitated by a government that put them in harm's way without adequate support and with a bulls-eye painted on their backs.

At a Pentagon briefing on Monday, May 2, 2011, a senior defense official was asked if it was a Navy SEAL team that found and killed the world's most wanted man. The terse and proper response was: "Not going to comment on units or numbers."

Then on May 3, Vice President Joe Biden got up to speak at a dinner at Washington's Ritz Carlton Hotel marking the 50th anniversary of the Atlantic Council to spill the beans about Adm. James Stavridis and "the incredible, the phenomenal, the just almost unbelievable capacity of his Navy SEALs and what they did last Sunday."

From that moment, the families believe, the Taliban looked for an opportunity for revenge, and a government more concerned with politically correct rules of engagement than victory helped them get it.

Biden skated on the leak that got SEAL Team 6 targeted for revenge. He will skate on the Afghan exit and the wussification of the U.S. military began many years ago under Obama/Biden.

 

          Daniel John Sobieski is a free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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DEFUND THE THOUGHT POLICE - PSAKI ADMITS FACEBOOK, TWITTER ARE STATE ACTORS

                                                              By Daniel John Sobieski

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Fascism has arrived in America, that insidious and pernicious combination of privately-owned companies operating in conjunction with and at the direction of a government that has no interest in free elections, only in the means of gaining and expanding its power over every aspect of our daily lives, while making these companies rich as they help enslave us to the deep state.

Jen Psaki, who lied for Hillary Clinton as State Department spokesperson and now lies for the cognitively disabled Joe Biden as White House  Press Secretary, has, in a series of pronouncements, admitted the lie that tech tyrants like Facebook, Google, and Twitter are private companies that can do what they want, protected from liability lawsuits by Section 230, confessing that they are state actors directed by the Biden administration to suppress free expression and any opinion deemed hurtful to Team Biden to influence, manipulate and steal elections. That might as well be agencies in Biden’s cabinet, judging from their submission to the administration’s will on the control and suppression of information necessary for voters to make informed decisions in a functioning democracy. As Fox News reported:

On Thursday, Psaki was asked a question regarding the Biden administration’s request for tech companies to be more "aggressive" when policing what they referred to as "misinformation." Psaki revealed that the White House is "in regular touch with social media platforms" to handle it.

"We are in regular touch with the social media platforms and those engagements typically happen through members of our senior staff and also members of our COVID-19 team — given, as Dr. Murthy conveyed, this is a big issue, of misinformation, specifically on the pandemic," Psaki explained.

While referencing the team’s actions, Psaki also revealed that they are "flagging" posts on Facebook as part of their efforts.

"Within the Surgeon General's Office, we're flagging posts for Facebook that spread disinformation," Psaki said. "We're working with doctors and medical professionals to connect medical experts with people, who are popular with their audiences with accurate information and boost trusted content. So, we're helping get trusted content out there. We also created the COVID Community Corps to get factual information into the hands of local messengers."

Psaki's comments were met with fierce pushback online with some calling the actions as infringing on the First Amendment.

"Psaki says the White House has been flagging ‘problematic posts’ on Facebook they believe are misinformation about Wuhan coronavirus. Reminder: Fauci worked with Facebook to ban the lab leak theory, which is factual, for more than a year," Fox News contributor Katie Pavlich tweeted.

Remember when we were harangued that Trump was a dictator intimidating the press?  Imagine if you will a government that through HR 1 and SR 1 has nationalized elections with baked-in cheating through ballot harvesting, no voter ID and no absentee ballot security and has also sanitized news and opinion on social and legacy media for its own benefit, controlling what you can read, what you can say, even who you can talk to. This is dictatorship

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Of course, Jen Psaki wants to go beyond just a single media platform like Facebook. Like the name of Moses being struck from all the monuments of Egypt by Pharoah, she wants anyone found guilty of disinformation, meaning ant factoid or opinion not approved by an all-knowing government, to be banned from all communications on all platforms. As Legal Insurrection reports:

Psaki said all social media platforms should ban you if you spread misinformation on one outlet:

PSAKI: “You shouldn’t be banned from one platform and not others if you — for providing misinformation out there, taking faster action against harmful post. As you all know, information travels quite quickly. If it’s up there for days and days and days, when people see it, you know there’s — it’s hard to put that back in a box. And of course promoting algorithms. I don’t know how they work but they all do know how they work. So, those are some of the steps that we think could be constructive for public health, for public information, for public — you know, the right of the public to know.”

To know only what the government wants you to know. Who determines what is misinformation? People who ask are you now or have you ever been a Trump supporter or a conservative. Theu will control our elections, our health decisions, our flow of information and our freedom of speech. Clearly they do not warrant Section 230 protection and any rationale for its retention is gone. All government contracts with these tech tyrants should be rendered null and void.

Those who say Trump’s class-action lawsuit against Big Tech is doomed have been dealt a death blow. They said these are private companies and the First Amendment only covers government actions. But Psaki has admitted that Big Tech is acting as a government agent and doing its bidding. Psaki just may have won Trump’s lawsuit for him.

What is the COVID Community Corps? Do they wear brown shirts? Who determines what “trusted content” is? Someone at the Ministry of Truth. Someone should tall Biden, Psak and their unindicted co-conspirators at at Facebook, Google, and Twitter that Orwell’s “1984” was a warning not an instruction manual.

The other day I signed on to Facebook, where I wage combat behind enemy lines, and received a pop-up window, as many others are now receiving, saying I had been exposed to dangerous extremism and that I should seek help immediately. I am not sure what form this extremism took, since Facebook did not say. T hey only offered me links to their reeducation experts who would free from the cult I had become trapped in. The message read: Daniel, you may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently, Violent extremist groups try to manipulate your anger and disappointment. You can take action now to protect yourself and others.

I have never read more condescending and sinister verbiage in my life. Here is Facebook treating us, not as thinking and reasoning adult customers but rather as the mind-numbed robots once said to be following the late great Rush Limbaugh candidates for the deprogramming of Trump cultist advocated by Katie Couric and a host of so-called liberals and progressives. It is part of a pattern of control, censorship. And ritual humiliation typified by the excesses of Red China. Facebook’s “community standards” have simply replaced Mao’s Little Red Book.

Protect myself from what exactly.

I can manage my own anger and disappointment, thank you, usually directed at the Big Tech tyrants, normal human emotions provoked by the malevolence and incompetence of the Biden administration and the censorship imposed by its media and big tech defenders, the suffocating tyrannical arrogance of Facebook and a few other things.

How about the manipulation of information and expression by leftist extremist groups like Facebook, Google, and Twitter, which ignore and actually aid and abet Chinese tyranny, concentration camps and genocide?

Social media and big tech giants like Google, Twitter, whose Jack Dorsey is a worse threat to our democracy than Hitler than Vladimir Putin, and Facebook shadowbanned and “fact checked” us to death, deleting our posts, hiding our posts, and even deleting our accounts altogether. Google’s search engine could make conservatives and their arguments simply disappear or become invisible. By manipulating information thought and opinion Gacebook et al manipulated all of us and manipulated all of us. For example, they forced the Hunter Biden scandal down an Orwellian memory hole and virtually kicked the New York Post off the Internet. That is manipulation by left-wing extremists. It manipulated the election as many Biden voters said they would have voted differently had social media like Facebook and Twitter not suppressed the Hunter Biden scandal.

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The power of social media to manipulate and sway election results is staggering. Twitter recently exercised its power to censor thought it doesn’t approve of  by banning a prolife ad from then- Tennessee GOP Rep. and Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn because it considered Blackburn’s pro-life rhetoric and denunciation of Planned Parenthood “inflammatory: These are campaign contributions and Jack Dorsey’s and Mark Zyckerberg’s thumbs are on the election scale tilting it towards liberals and Democrats. Yet nobody is shouting “Twitter, Twitter, Twitter” ot “Facebook, Facebook, Facebook” like they shouted “Russia, Russia, Russia”.  

Jack Dorsey, who has lied to Congress about both his motives and intentions, is again not alone in trying to manipulate election results, He has help in Facebook’s  duplicitous Zuckerberg. Facebook once famously censored tand branded as “dangerous racists” the iconic Internet duo Diamond and Silk.  And don’t forget the wonderful folks at Google who cried the night Hillary lost her inevitable victory. Together, they, not the Russians, pose a threat to our democracy by censoring and deleting information searches and exchanges. As Professor Robrrt Epstein. Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, former editor-in-chief of "Psychology Today," Founder and Director Emeritus of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies in Massachusetts, we quite literally won’t see it coming. As Epstein noted in an interview with Mark Levin on his Fox News show

f Google's search results for any reason, are biased to favor one candidate or one party for any reason; that will shift a lot of opinions about that candidate, and that will shift a lot of votes. And in fact, it can shift millions of votes.

It doesn't matter whether an employee or an executive at Google did this deliberately. The algorithm alone, a computer program could be doing this and it will still affect the outcome of elections. …

In 2016, I set up the first ever monitoring system that allowed me to look over the shoulders of a diverse group of American voters. There were 95 people in 24 states. I looked at politically oriented searches that these people were conducting on Google, Bing and Yahoo. I was able to preserve more than 13,000 searches and 98,000 web pages.

And I found very dramatic bias in Google search results -- not Bing or Yahoo, just Google's -- favoring Hillary Clinton whom I supported strongly. But the point is, I reported that. I reported what I found and that level of bias was sufficient, I calculated, to have shifted over time, somewhere between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes to Hillary without anyone knowing that this had occurred….

Hillary didn’t make it but basement Biden did and now they are coming for the rest of us. It wasn’t enough for Facebook to ban a duly elected President Donald J. Trump. It wasn’t enough to ban his followers, to restrict or suspend their activities. Now they must be constantly monitored lest they become infected with different ideas ir contaminated with thoughts and opinions different from their own.

Extremism is in the eyes of the beholder, Mr. Zuccerberg. Extremism is the suppression of truth, facts and ideas not your own and inconvenient to your agenda. Extremism is that Dr. Fauci and the WHO were always right, that the Wuhan virus didn’t come from the Wuhan virology lab but from some yet unidentified or found bat. Extremism is suppressing debate on climate or om the evidence showing the 2020 election of basement Biden was s tolem and manipulated.

In the age before cable, there was an iconic sci-fi program called The Outer Limits whose opening featured a series of test patterns, flickering screens and a narrator who solemnly intoned, “Do not attempt to adjust your television set. We will control all that you see and hear.” Today that is a chilling reality as social media giants like Facebook routinely censor what people can see and hear on their sites.

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Facebook and the other social media giants need to know that George Orwell’s “1984” was a warning, not a technical manual.  Its insidious form of censorship goes beyond what even Big Brother could have dreamt of, and constituted an in-kind political contribution to the Democrats and the Biden campaign. Meanwhile, Joe Biden hid in his basement, knowing the fix was in.

Media and big tech controlled what we saw and heard. Now they want to control everything we say and who we can say it to. They ban President Trump from social media. They hide the Hunter Biden scandal. They shut down the social media account of the New York Post. They control who we can talk to, what we can say, and even to a certain extent what we are allowed to think and believe.

The vendetta, the purge and the retribution have begun. People are being fired for wearing MAGA hats, for having been at a Trump rally or expressing support on social media. Liberals in and out of Congress have called for denying Trump supporters seats in Congress, business contracts, or jobs in government and the private sector. There have been calls for compiling lists of Trump supporters to isolate them, reeducate them and punish them  

These are the 200,000 people who peacefully assembled in Washington D.C. to hear the president 75 million of them voted for document and condemn their disenfranchisement. Perhaps we should call then the silenced   majority. Now voiceless and voteless, they have seen their constitutional rights stripped from them under the guise of fighting a virus that escaped from a China lab and allowed by China to spread worldwide. They have lost their freedom of religion, their freedom of speech, their freedom of assembly, and forget freedom of the press. They are the new huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.

Ronald Reagan once said we are only a generation away from losing our liberty and this might be that generation if we don’t rise up and march to the polls in 2022 in righteous anger. Section 230 must be repealed and Big Tech government contracts cancelled. Or the government of the people, by the people and for the people will have been shadowbanned from the face of the earth.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.            

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MEMO TO FACEBOOK FASCISTS - EXTREMISM IN THE DEFENSE OF LIBERTY IS nO VICE

                                                              By Daniel John Sobieski

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That sentiment, uttered by Republican Sen. Barry Goldwater of Arizona in his 1964 presidential bid was considered to be an example of right-wing extremism which supposedly doomed his candidacy in the aftermath of the JFK assassination. But it was no more extreme than Patrick’ Henry’s “give me liberty or give me death” was centuries earlier when men armed with guns won their and our freedom from a British tyranny so vile that they risked their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor to resist and overthrow it.Was the Boston Tea Party violent right-wing extremism when a bunch of white males identifying as Indians threw overtaxed British tea into Boston Harbor or was that just an examplf of sexist and racist cultural appropriation? Mark Zuckerberg might think so as he asks Facebook users to hunt down and snitch on their friends who stayed from so-called “community standards”. The operative word in “community standards” is “commune” kyje Mao’s communes during the Cultutal Revolution where similar behavior was encouraged.

Goldwater’s words were not a threat but rather an observation that the zeal of those who love freedom and are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to defend it should not be confused with the determination of others to use their power and the power of the state to destroy it. Then we had King George and the British Crown. Today we have Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook.

Goldwater awakened the conservative conscience and more. He gave Ronald Reagan national attention with The Speech espousing conservative ideals. Reagan would become a two-term governor and two-term president who would defeat the Wvil Empire, win the Cold War and save the free world. His “extremism” in the defenses of liberty was no vice.

The other day I signed on to Facebook, where I wage combat behind enemy lines, and received a pop-up window, as many others are now receiving, saying I had been exposed to dangerous extremism and that I should seek help immediately. I am not sure what form this extremism took, since Facebook did not say. T hey only offered me links to their reeducation experts who would free from the cult I had become trapped in. The message read: Daniel, you may have been exposed to harmful extremist content recently, Violent extremist groups try to manipulate your anger and disappointment. You can take action now to protect yourself and others.

I have never read more condescending and sinister verbiage in my life. Here is Facebook treating us, not as thinking and reasoning adult customers but rather as the mind-numbed robots once said to be following the late great Rush Limbaugh candidates for the deprogramming of Trump cultist advocated by Katie Couric and a lost of so-called liberals and progressives. It is part of a pattern of control, censorship. And ritual humiliation typified by the excesses of Red China. Facebook’s “community standards” have simply replaced Mao’s Little Red Book.

Protect myself from what exactly.

I can manage my own anger and disappointment, thank you, usually directed at the Big Tech tyrants, normal human emotions provoked by the malevolence and incompetence of the Biden administration and the censorship imposed by its media and big tech defenders, the suffocating tyrannical arrogance of Facebook and a few other things.

How about the manipulation of information and expression by leftist extremist groups like Facebook, Google, and Twitter, which ignore and actually aid and abet Chinese tyranny, concentration camps and genocide?

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Social media and big tech giants like Google, Twitter, whose Jack Dorsey is a worse threat to our democracy than Hitler than Vladimir Putin, and Facebook shadowbanned and “fact-checked” us to death, deleting our posts, hiding our posts, and even deleting our accounts altogether. Google’s search engine could make conservatives and their arguments simply disappear or become invisible. By manipulating information thought and opinion Facebook et al manipulated all of us and manipulated all of us. For example, they forced the Hunter Biden scandal down an Orwellian memory hole and virtually kicked the New York Post off the Internet. That is manipulation by left-wing extremists. It manipulated the election as many Biden voters said they would have voted differently had social media like Facebook and Twitter not suppressed the Hunter Biden scandal.

The power of social media to manipulate and sway election results is staggering. Twitter recently exercised its power to censor thought it doesn’t approve of  by banning a prolife ad from then- Tennessee GOP Rep. and Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn because it considered Blackburn’s pro-life rhetoric and denunciation of Planned Parenthood “inflammatory: These are campaign contributions and Jack Dorsey’s and Mark Zuckerberg's thumbs are on the election scale tilting it towards liberals and Democrats. Yet nobody is shouting “Twitter, Twitter, Twitter” ot “Facebook, Facebook, Facebook” like they shouted “Russia, Russia, Russia”.  

Jack Dorsey, who has lied to Congress about both his motives and intentions, is again not alone in trying to manipulate election results, He has help in Facebook’s duplicitous Zuckerberg. Facebook once famously censored and branded as “dangerous racists” the iconic Internet duo Diamond and Silk.  And don’t forget the wonderful folks at Google who cried the night Hillary lost her inevitable victory. Together, they, not the Russians, pose a threat to our democracy by censoring and deleting information searches and exchanges. As Professor Robert Epstein. Senior Research Psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, former editor-in-chief of "Psychology Today," Founder and Director Emeritus of the Cambridge Center for Behavioral Studies in Massachusetts, we quite literally won’t see it coming. As Epstein noted in an interview with Mark Levin on his Fox News show

f Google's search results for any reason, are biased to favor one candidate or one party for any reason; that will shift a lot of opinions about that candidate, and that will shift a lot of votes. And in fact, it can shift millions of votes.

It doesn't matter whether an employee or an executive at Google did this deliberately. The algorithm alone, a computer program could be doing this and it will still affect the outcome of elections. …

In 2016, I set up the first ever monitoring system that allowed me to look over the shoulders of a diverse group of American voters. There were 95 people in 24 states. I looked at politically oriented searches that these people were conducting on Google, Bing and Yahoo. I was able to preserve more than 13,000 searches and 98,000 web pages.

And I found very dramatic bias in Google search results -- not Bing or Yahoo, just Google's -- favoring Hillary Clinton whom I supported strongly. But the point is, I reported that. I reported what I found and that level of bias was sufficient, I calculated, to have shifted over time, somewhere between 2.6 and 10.4 million votes to Hillary without anyone knowing that this had occurred….

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Hillary didn’t make it but basement Biden did and now they are coming for the rest of us. It wasn’t enough for Facebook to ban a duly elected President Donald J. Trump. It wasn’t enough to ban his followers, to restrict or suspend their activities. Now they must be constantly monitored lest they become infected with different ideas ir contaminated with thoughts and opinions different from their own.

Extremism is in the eyes of the beholder, Mr. Zuccerberg. Extremism is the suppression of truth, facts and ideas not your own and inconvenient to your agenda. Extremism is that Dr. Fauci and the WHO were always right, that the Wuhan virus didn’t come from the Wuhan virology lab but from some yet unidentified or found bat. Extremism is suppressing debate on climate or om the evidence showing the 2020 election of basement Biden was s stolen and manipulated.

In the age before cable, there was an iconic sci-fi program called The Outer Limits whose opening featured a series of test patterns, flickering screens and a narrator who solemnly intoned, “Do not attempt to adjust your television set. We will control all that you see and hear.” Today that is a chilling reality as social media giants like Facebook routinely censor what people can see and hear on their sites.

Facebook and the other social media giants need to know that George Orwell’s “1984” was a warning, not a technical manual.  Its insidious form of censorship goes beyond what even Big Brother could have dreamt of, and constituted an in-kind political contribution to the Democrats and the Biden campaign. Meanwhile Joe Biden hid in his basement, knowing the fix was in.

Media and big tech controlled what we saw and heard. Now they want to control everything we say and who we can say it to. They ban President Trump from social media. They hide the Hunter Biden scandal. They shut down the social media account of the New York Post. They control who we can talk to, what we can say, and even to a certain extent what we are allowed to think and believe.

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The vendetta, the purge and the retribution have begun. People are being fired for wearing MAGA hats, for having been at a Trump rally or expressing support on social media. Liberals in and out of Congress have called for denying Trump supporters seats in Congress, business contracts, or jobs in government and the private sector. There have been calls for compiling lists of Trump supporters to isolate them, reeducate them and punish them  

These are the 200,000 people who peacefully assembled in Washington D.C. to hear the president 75 million of them voted for document and condemn their disenfranchisement. Perhaps we should call then the silenced majority. Now voiceless and voteless, they have seen their constitutional rights stripped from them under the guise of fighting a virus that escaped from a China lab and allowed by China to spread worldwide. They have lost their freedom of religion, their freedom of speech, their freedom of assembly, and forget freedom of the press. They are the new huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.

They are now the resistance to tyranny.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among oth

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       THOROUGHLY MODERN GEN. MILLEY FEARS “WHITE RAGE” OF GRANDMOTHERS

                                                              By Daniel John Sobieski

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley may have an impressive service record on and off the battlefield but I wouldn’t send him out on a reconnaissance mission right now to determine the numbers, strength and intentions of any adversary right now if he considers the likes of Anna Morgan Lloyd a threat to the republic.

Lloyd, a 49-year-old grandmother from Indiana, was the first person to be sentenced for charges linked to the Jan. 6 breach of the Capitol. The unarmed tourist spent two days in the custody of the Harris-Biden DOJ for the crime of following others through an open door and looking around. In fact, if you look at the available footage most Capitol Hill security are seeming just standing around, looking more like tour guides than any impediment to trespassing.

As the Gateway Pundit reported, the unarmed “insurrectionist: grandmother  “was arrested in February after a Greene County Indiana Sheriff’s Office employee tipped off the FBI as being someone ‘who posted about the Capitol riot’ online after Morgan-Lloyd had applied for a firearm permit:

In a sentencing memo, federal prosecutors explained how Morgan-Lloyd was inside a hallway of the building for about 10 minutes, did not commit any violence or destroy any property, and did not coordinate or plan her actions beforehand. For standing inside she was charged with 4 counts. In her plea deal, the prosecution is also requesting that as part of her probation she is unable to purchase a firearm.

Walking inside the Capitol was her crime. For her crime against humanity and our democracy, Lloyd was hunted down, jailed and “reeducated” by her court-appointed public “defender” with materials which included the book “Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee” about an alleged massacre of peaceful Indians by the U.S. Cavalty. This is what the vengeful left has in store for all who voted for or supported Trump.

After her arrest, Lloyd’s lawyer gave her a list of books and movies to help her ‘see what life is like for others in our country,’ Lloyd wrote. Lloyd said she has sought to educate herself by watching movies such as ‘Schindler’s List’ and the History Channel’s ‘Burning Tulsa’ and reading Bryan Stevenson´s ‘Just Mercy.’

This is something out of Mao’s Communist China. You will be arrested for straying from trhe approved line, incarcerated, and reeducated under prnalty of law. Gen. Milley says he has studied Mao. Can’t he see the Harriss-Biden administration is practicing what Mao preached? Just who is threatening or democracy and or constitution, Gen. Milley?

He has apparently forgotten this nation was born in a messy protest such as the Boston Tea Party when patriots protected unjust taxation by throwing British tea into Boston Harbor. Was that “whire rage” Gen. <illley? Or was it white racism since they were dressed as Indians, cultural misappropriation at the very least. The Constitution you say is under attack gives us the right to petition for redress of grievances and sometimes it ain’t pretty. Just witness the angry patriot parents at local school board meetings as so-called educators try to force critical race theory down the children’s throats just as you want to force it down our soldiers' throats.

You say you read Mao because you want to understand a potential adversary/ But we are not the enemy even though you think you have met the enemy and you think he is us. Your enemy, the one you are trained to kill and blow up, wears Red Chinese and Russian uniforms, not red MAGA hats. Tell us, Gen. Milley, how you expect young men and women of all ethnicities and colors, are expected to fight and die for what you believe and critical race theory teaches is a fundamentally racist society.

The picture you painted of the Jan. 6 protestors in your recent congressional testimony is nonsense:

The four-star general said it was important for military personnel to be well-informed and “open-minded.” Gen. Milley said he wanted to understand “white rage.”

“What is it that caused thousands of people to assault this building and try to overturn the Constitution of the United States?” What caused that? I want to find out,” Gen. Milley said, citing the Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol by supporters of President Trump challenging the 2020 presidential election result.

Did Grandma Lloyd assault the building and try to overturn the Constitution? She wasn’t armed and neither was anyone else. The only person to be shot and killed was a young, unarmed woman wearing a red MAGA hat named Ashlii Babbitt. As part of your effort to understand things, Gen. Milley, can you find out the name of the officer who killed her and why she had to die? Was her murder “white rage”?

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Just what do we expect to happen when 75 million Americans are told their votes don't matter and can be stolen without consequence or concern, that their voices don't matter and can be silenced at will and that now they must be punished for supporting the candidate of their choice in a former free republic. These people have a right to assemble and petition their representatives for a redress of their grievances. The Constitution you say they came to destroy begins with “We the people” and not “We the Joint Chiefs.” It speaks of the consent of the governed. The governed in a country born in violent protest of a tyrannical government no longer consent to the creeping tyranny of this government.

White rage? Skin pigment does not determine brain chemistry or the emotions of the heart but rage can arise when leftists exploit a pandemic to seize power, steal an election, lockdown an economy, destroy people’s livelihoods and dreams, and shred their constitutional freedoms and rights. There is no pandemic exception to the Constitution.

Those gathered in Washington D.C. on Jan. 6 were protesting big government and the deep state that has tried to illegally overthrow the duly elected President of the United States. The deep state couldn’t overturn the 2016 election so they stole the 2020 election. There’s your overthrow of the Government, Gen. Milley. 75 million Americans became Trump’s silenced majority.

 The attendees at the Trump rally/protest will be protesting attempts to take away their constitutional rights under the guise of protecting our health. They are truly America’s huddled masses yearning to breathe free under the stifling oppression of government mandates. They are protesting threats to their safety as liberal jurisdictions release tens of thousands of felons onto the streets while calling for the defunding of ICE and the police. They are protesting the fact that we can’t patronize our local businesses but rioters can burn them down. People going to church are stalked and picketed by arsonists and looters are free to go.

The Wuhan virus pandemic is a liberal/progressive dream come true. It gives them the recession they have prayed for, the only time they pray, to oust President Trump. Their reason for getting up in the morning is to enact laws and programs that control every aspect of our lives and the Wuhan virus gives them the chance to do just that. They are not letting this crisis go to waste moving swiftly to exercise authority they do not legally have to shred the unalienable rights our Creator endowed us with and the Constitution written to protect them.

Americans are tired of an oppressive government that for our own good, they tell us, simultaneously the most benign and evil of motives, locks us in our homes based on computer models that have never been right from day one and health guidelines that keep changing so much they might as well be written on an Etch-a-Sketch. They want to “flatten the curve” as they succeed in crushing our hopes and dreams. They seek treatments and a cure for a virus ignoring the health care costs of crushed lives and dreams, the human costs of lost jobs and careers, of nest eggs broken on the ground, of people who used to provide for their families fighting in stores over rolls of toilet paper. We are being guided by the best infectious disease experts in the world, we are told, experts so smart they didn’t anticipate or consider the lives lost from depression, suicide, drug and alcohol addiction and despair in a land where abortion is considered. An essential procedure but heart stint and CT scans not so much.

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Americans are poor from an economy brought to its knees by a malevolent adversary, China, and a government whose leaders who chat with late night talk show hosts sit at home in their mansions in gated communities eating expensive ice cream stored in refrigerator freezers few Americans could afford when times were good and normal.

Americans are huddled in their homes, in numbers the government must approve of. The Last Supper would have been illegal under current guidelines as it involved more than 12 people having dinner outside their own homes.

And they yearn to breathe free, wanting to play catch with their kids in an empty park only to be taken away by the police state that has arisen around them. They want to paddle a kayak on an empty private lake or to hear a Sunday homily or sermon over a speaker in their cars in a church parking lot without a bevy of Barney Fifes chasing them down and handing them tickets for amounts higher than most criminal bail amounts. Like William Wallace in “Braveheart” they are shouting “Freedom!  

   

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This is what Trump really said on Jan. 6, Gen. Milley, after reciting a list of documented unconstitutional election law changes, vote tampering, manipulation and fraud, as reported by the Palm Beach Post:

"And after this, we're going to walk down there, and I'll be there with you, we're going to walk down ... to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women," Trump told the crowd. "And we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong."…

"We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn't happen. You don't concede when there's theft involved," Trump said. "Our country has had enough. We're not going to take it anymore."…

e further said: "You're the real people. You're the people that built this nation. You're not the people that tore down this nation."

The president did also say: "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."

And he added in a bit of irony: "Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy."

“Peacefully and patriotically” are not words you gears when progressives formed their “resistance” against Trump or as our cities burned in Antifa and BLM led riots. The George Floyd/BLM protests cost 1-2 billion dollars in damage. They protested in over 140 Cities. Dozens of people died and over 14,000 were arrested, a federal courthouse in Portland was burned, as well as a historic church in Washington, D.C. but only the Capitol Hill protestors threatened our democracy. Really, Gen. Milley? You weren’t concerned about insurrectionists or rage of any color last year as American cities from Portland to Minneapolis burned, destroying largely minority neighborhoods and businesses, riots led by BLM and Antifa.

Speaking of historic St. John’s Church in Washington, D.C.’s Lafayette Square which BLM and Antifa rioters set on fire along with other local buildings as they tried to pull down historic statues, much to Gen. Milley’s indifference,   after the arson attempt failed, President Trump walked with an entourage to the church, Bible in hand, to show we would not cower to the BLM and Antifa rage Gen. Milley seems to find acceptable.

Gen. Milley then proceeded his commander-in-chief, publicly apologizing for being “forced” to appear in what he called a politically motivated photo-op. As RedState reported:

Gen. Mark Milley, the current Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was among that group.

On Thursday morning, during a prerecorded commencement address to the graduating class of the National Defense University, Milley said, “I should never have been there.”

He apologized to the graduates because it had been a “political event” and that the military must remain apolitical.

He told them:

As senior leaders, everything you do will be closely watched and I am not immune, as many of you saw the results of the photograph of me at Lafayette Square last week. That sparked a national debate about the role of the military in civil society. I should not have been there. My presence in that moment, and in that environment, created a perception of the military involved in domestic politics. As a commissioned, uniformed officer, it was a mistake that I have learned from and I sincerely hope we can all learn from it.

Gen. Milley should have kept his big mouth shut. The walk and subsequent photos had political connotations but so does Trump speaking at a military service academy graduation. A historic frequented by presidents was under attack as was the rest of the city. Isn’t it the sworn duty of the President and all military officers under his command to protect us against all enemies foreign and domestic Which part of that does Gen. Milley not understand? Which part of commander-in-chief does he not understand?

Milley follows the equally “woke” Chief of Naval Operation, Adm. Michael Gilday. Instead of preparing our fleets for battle, Admiral Gilday is damning the torpedoes and going full speed ahead on pushing critical race theory on the Navy by putting a book espousing critical race theory on the Navy’s reading list for sailors.

It is the Trump-hating Milley who is being political and disgracing his uniform and his country in doing so. His  job is not to be “woke” but to make sure our enemies on the battlefield never wake up again.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.             

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JUNETEENTH – THE DAY REPUBLICANS FREED DEMOCRAT’S SLAVES A NATIONAL HOLIDAY

                                                                  By Daniel John Sobieski

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Joe “you ain’t black” Biden has signed a bill making “Juneteenth” a national holiday.  Never missing a chance to play the race card, Democrats have successfully rewritten the history of June 19, 1865, accepted as the official end of slavery, just as they have rewritten the true racial history of the United States.  June 19, 1865, is the day that Democrat slaves were freed by Republicans, by Union forces that were under command of President Abraham Lincoln, leader of a Republican Party founded to end Democrat slavery.

Our history and our heritage is being shoved by rioters, looters, and anarchists and progressives down the memory hole. This is year zero on their calendar. Everything that came before and every struggle for freedom and human dignity by patriots of all colors is irrelevant. The only thing that matters is now. The only thing that matters is what they tell you. How we got here and what makes us who and what we are may not be pretty or politically correct but it is important. We can’t know where we’re going if we don’t remember where we’ve been.

The canceling of American history by anarchists, encouraged by cowering Democratic governors and mayors is necessary if they intend on propagating the lie that America is and always has been irredeemably racist. The Republicans are white supremacists and that only liberal progressive Democrats can create social justice, which means the absence of resistance to groups like Black Lives Matter, which among other goodies on its website endorses the elimination of the nuclear family. Nothing can be allowed to interfere with the progressive police state they are hoping to establish during the Biden Administration.

As our cities our businesses burned last year, many minority-owned, Democrats and anarchists (apologies for being redundant) claiming to mourn the murder of George Floyd in a Democratic city with a police chief selected by a Democratic mayor and a Democratic city council, sought to make a national holiday out of what is called Juneteenth the date that black slaves in Texas learned that they were free. The actual freedom of black Americans came two years after the Emancipation Proclamation was signed.

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What advocates don’t like to point out that these slaves were held by Democrats and were liberated by the first Republican to occupy the White House, Abraham Lincoln, leader of the abolitionist party that was formed and elected to abolish slavery. Democrats in the South fought the Civil War to retain their slaves and the Confederacy was in fact the first resistance movement to the first Republican president.

Before the true racial history of America is deleted and only an agreed upon lie remains, let us recall a Feb. 2017 dust-up between Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., (aka Fauxcohontas) was the point guard in a failed character assassination attempt of former colleague and then-Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions. She was rightly reprimanded by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and rightly condemned by Sen. Ted Cruz as misrepresenting both the past of Jeff Sessions and the historical truth about racial politics in this country.

Psychiatrists call the phenomena Warren exhibited as transference, the ascribing to others the faults you yourself possess. Warren attempted to call former Sen. Jeff Sessions a racist and, by implication, his party a well and President Trump as well, on the Senate floor, a severe breach of protocol. As Sen. Cruz pointed out in his reaction, Sen. Warren and her party had better look in the mirror of history:

The day after Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was rebuked while making a speech critical of Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.), Sen. Ted Cruz blasted Democrats, saying their party is the one rooted in racism.

“The Democrats are the party of the Ku Klux Klan,” Cruz (R-Tex.) said in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday. “You look at the most racist — you look at the Dixiecrats, they were Democrats who imposed segregation, imposed Jim Crow laws, who founded the Klan. The Klan was founded by a great many Democrats.”

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Cruz was right. The reason Democrats know so much about Jim Crow laws is that they wrote them. The Republican Party was founded to end slavery and free the slaves largely held by Democrats. As one wag suggested, perhaps the Democrats are so angry a Republicans because they’ve never forgiven the GOP for taking away their slaves.

Was Warren talking about the racist that voted to confirm Eric Holder as Obama’s Attorney General? Unlike a leader of Sen. Warren’s party, Sen. Robert Byrd, Sessions fought the KKK. Byrd’s very real sins were forgiven. Warren will not forgive Sessions’ imaginary sins.

The historical amnesia of Democrats omits the fact that it was Senator Robert Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia and former “Grand Kleagle” with the Ku Klux Klan, who holds the distinction of being the only Senator to have opposed the only two black nominees to the Supreme Court, Thurgood Marshall and Clarence Thomas,  and led a 52-day filibuster against this legislation.

Sen. Al Gore, father of the former vice president, voted against the act, as did Sen. J. William Fulbright, to whom Bill Clinton dedicated a memorial, current senior Senator from South Carolina Ernest Hollings, Sen. Richard Russell and, of course, Sen. Strom Thurmond, who was a Democrat at that time.

Warren forgets that it was Democrats who unleashed the dogs and turned on the fire hoses on civil rights marchers. It was Democrats who stood in the schoolhouse door and are still standing there by opposing school choice and trapping minority children in failing schools. It was Democrats who blocked the bridge in Selma.

Warren’s amnesia omits the fact that the Civil Rights Act of 1964 would never have been possible without Republican leadership. Not only was that legislation a personal victory for Illinois Republican Sen. Everett Dirksen, then Senate Minority leader. Republicans in both the House and Senate supported the measure in far greater percentages than Democrats. Only six GOP Senators voted against the act, compared with 21 Democrats. The party of Abraham Lincoln and Jeff Sessions beat back the fire hoses and dogs of the party of Robert Byrd and Elizabeth Warren.

Again, the Democrats should know a lot about Jim Crow laws, since they are the ones who wrote them. Condoleezza Rice, President George W. Bush's national security advisor, explained at the 2000 GOP national convention  why a black college professor would be a Republican:

"The first Republican I knew was my father John Rice. And he is still the Republican I admire the most. My father joined our party because the Democrats in Jim Crow Alabama of 1952 would not register him to vote. The Republicans did. I want you to know that my father has never forgotten that day, and neither have I."

The historical fact that white nationalism had its roots in the Democratic post-Civil War south and that the KKK was founded by Democrats to suppress blacks liberated by the Republican administration of President Abraham Lincoln.

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The alt-left movement, which shares the blame along with arguably racist groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa, hate America so much that they want to erase all vestiges of American history and throw them down an Orwellian memory hole to be supplanted by alt-left politically correct ideology.

Notice that no one has demanded that statues of former Senator and KKK icon Robert Byrd be removed, statues honoring the hard-core former white nationalist Hillary Clinton once called her friend and mentor, including one prominently displayed in the West Virginia state capitol:

With the tearing down of confederate statues, removal of confederate flags, and the destruction of anything from America’s past that is controversial or downright deplorable, one statue has managed to escape scrutiny from protesters.

It involves a U.S. Senator from West Virginia. A prominent, highly successful member of the Democrat party. And a mentor to the woman who almost became President of the United States.

He also happens to be a former card-carrying member of the KKK. In fact, he created his own chapter along with 150 of his friends and colleagues.

Where is the outrage and destruction of this statue?

That is former Senator Robert Byrd who was once elected a top officer – the Exalted Cyclops, whatever the hell that is – in the local Klan unit in the early 1940s.

He is a man who once vowed never to fight in the military along with “race mongrels” or “with a negro by my side.”

After his passing, Hillary Clinton eulogized Byrd in a 2010 video in which she called him “my friend and mentor.”

Democrats forget that it was Democrats who unleashed the dogs and turned on the fire hoses on civil rights marchers. It was Democrats who stood in the schoolhouse door and are still standing there by opposing school choice and trapping minority children in failing schools. It was Democrats who blocked the bridge in Selma.

Maybe if we had school choice young blacks would learn the trur story of Juneteenth and who the oppressors and liberators of black really were and are.

The Democrats support food stamps but not job growth through inner city opportunity zones. Biden supported the 1994 Crime Bill which lead to the mass incarceration of youn black men. Trump gave us prison reform. Before the pandemic and the riots black unemployment was at historic lows and black wages were rising.

The Democrats talk a lot about slavery but all they want to do is move blacks to a different plantation.

 

         Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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             CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS: “I HAVE NOT YET BEGUN TO BE WOKE”

                                                              By Daniel John Sobieski

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Or should his title be chief of navel-gazing operations? Someone should tell Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday that he has just one job – to manage and deploy the ships of the United States Navy in such a way to guarantee our freedom of the seas and to deny the enemy the use of those seas to attack the United States, sending enemy fleets to the bottom of those seas if necessary in time of war.

He is a military warrior. He is not a social justice warrior. Diversity to him, if I may be so bold as to use a gender pronoun, should be the proper mix of aircraft carriers, cruisers, destroyers and submarines needed to fight  America’s naval battles and project American power to defend our homeland and our allies. China and Russia don’t fear the diversity of our crews or the ethnicity and gender of the finger that launches that Tomahawk missile only their ability to fight and win battles.

But no, instead of preparing our fleets for battle, Admiral Gilday is damning the torpedoes and going full speed ahead on pushing critical race theory on the Navy by putting a book espousing critical race theory on the Navy’s reading list for sailors. His recent testimony before Congress shows us the trouble we’re in

Adm. Michael M. Gilday, the chief of naval operations, did not answer questions Tuesday about whether author-activist Ibram X. Kendi’s opposition to interracial adoption and capitalism is extreme.

But, Gilday did tell the House Armed Services Committee that Kendi’s controversial book “How to Be an Antiracist” would lead to “a better Navy” by promoting more discussion on racism in America. 

Kendi is director of the Center for Antiracist Research at Boston University, and his book contends that America is a fundamentally racist country. 

At the hearing, Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., teed up a question to Gilday by noting that “the Navy recently completed a one-day ‘stand-down’ to remove extremism from the ranks.”

“In my view, Kendi has espoused extremist beliefs that clearly violate the oath to the Constitution I took when I served in the Navy,” Banks said….

“Let me ask you again, Admiral: Do you expect that after sailors read this book that says that the United States Navy is racist, that we will increase or decrease morale or cohesion and recruiting rates into the United States Navy?”

Gilday replied: “I think we’ll be a better Navy from having open, honest conversations about racism.”

The U.S. military is in fact the greatest meritocracy in the world. In the best tradition of Martin Luther King it judges people on the content of their character and their ability to fight, not the color of their skin. This book Gilday is pushing on sailors does not improve military preparedness ot morale. Who wants to fight and die for a fundamentally racist country?

Here’s some fact, not theory, for Admiral Gilday. The Chinese and Russians want to be our oppressors. They want us to be oppressed by them. Preparing for that end, Russia recently held naval exercises off Hawaii:

Russian ships are conducting the largest military exercises since the Cold War off the coast of Hawaii, sending the US Air Force scrambling hours before President Biden meets Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The exercises, conducted by the Russian navy in the Pacific Ocean 300 to 500 miles west of Hawaii, include long-range bombers, surface ships and anti-submarine aircraft.

The US Air Force scrambled F-22 stealth fighters from Hawaii in response to the exercises.

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Russia has conducted joint naval exercises with China, which has built the world’s largest navy with the fruits of its theft of U.S. intellectual property and technology and trade imbalances. The Chinese are laughing at our wokeness as it prepares to do battle with and defeat the U.S. Navy and as it prepares to invade Taiwan.  They are not concerned with diversity or the proportion of Muslim Uighurs on its ship as it moves to take command of the seas:

Take a look around. Russia recently conducted large naval drills around Ukraine. Chinese aircraft and warships are busily trying to intimidate Taiwan and bully Philippine fishermen in the South China Sea. All the while, Beijing assiduously has been expanding its navy at breakneck pace.

That pace is staggering as Beijing acquires port privileges and naval facilities around the globe. China’s new deep water navy is aimed at seizing Taiwan, kicking us out of the Western Pacific and neutering our nacal capabilities worldwide:

China has the largest navy in the world. And it’s not just big, but it’s getting better.

“The PRC [People’s Republic of China] has the largest navy in the world, with an overall battle force of approximately 350 ships and submarines including over 130 major surface combatants,” states the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2020 annual report to Congress on Chinese military power. “In comparison, the U.S. Navy’s battle force is approximately 293 ships as of early 2020.”…

China’s navy “is an increasingly modern and flexible force that has focused on replacing previous generations of platforms with limited capabilities in favor of larger, modern multi-role combatants,” the report says. “As of 2019, the PLAN is largely composed of modern multi-role platforms featuring advanced anti-ship, antiair, and anti-submarine weapons and sensors.”

China’s growing fleet of aircraft carriers has garnered the most attention. The PLAN has one decrepit ex-Soviet carrier, a newly commissioned carrier that is the first built in China, a third carrier under construction, and plans to build an additional four or more vessels. Fitted with advanced features like an electromagnetic launch system, a Chinese carrier fleet could provide air cover for an amphibious invasion of Taiwan, or even confront the U.S. Navy in the first carrier versus carriers battles since World War II.

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An editorial in China’s The Global Times, a newspaper seen as a mouthpiece for hard-line nationalists in Beijing warns of the consequences of resistance warns, “If the United States’ bottom line is that China has to halt these activities, then a U.S. China war is inevitable in the South China Sea.” As Investor’s Business Daily has noted:

Beijing has long declared the South China Sea to be its territorial waters and has laid claim to two disputed chains: the Paracel Islands, about 200 miles from the coast of Vietnam, and the Spratly Islands in the southeastern part of the South China Sea. China's territorial ambitions include the Senkakus in the East China Sea, part of what Chinese military doctrine refers to as the "first island chain" that surrounds China.

In the South China Sea, as of February, China had finished construction on no less than six different island reefs from which to project its power in the South China Sea.  Included in its military effort is the construction of a 3,000 meters (9,842 feet) long runway on the artificially expanded Fiery Cross Reef as a base for Chinese fighter aircraft. According to Reuters,

China's creation of artificial islands in the South China Sea is happening so fast that Beijing will be able to extend the range of its navy, air force, coastguard and fishing fleets before long, much to the alarm of rival claimants to the contested waters.

Reclamation work is well advanced on six reefs in the Spratly archipelago, according to recently published satellite photographs and Philippine officials. In addition, Manila said this month that Chinese dredgers had started reclaiming a seventh.

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A few years ago, naval commanders expressed concern that our ability to respond to such threats has been severely compromised by leaders more concerned about rising sea levels than rising threats on those seas. The Navy captains’ Congressional testimony came after the Chinese announcement that it was building its second aircraft to go along with a refurbished Soviet carrier, the Liaonng, commissioned by China in 2012 after extensive refitting of the 25-year-old vessel. As IBD has reported, the Liaoning is only the first step I the building of a blue-water navy capable of competing with our diminishing one, with Admiral Samuel J. Locklear III, chief of the U.S. Pacific Command, warning that the U.S. was losing its Pacific dominance to China:

China's Communist Party-affiliated newspaper, Global Times, gloated over Locklear's warning, noting his remarks in a story beneath the headline "U.S. losing grip on Pacific: PACOM."

In the Times story, Jin Canrong, a deputy dean of the School of International Studies at Renmin University of China, said the American admiral's comments recognize China as a rising military power. Indeed, it is. China has launched its first stealth drone, known as Sharp Sword, and is developing indigenous aircraft carriers. Its "two-ocean strategy" is based on the goal of building a fleet of five or six carrier battle groups.

China's first battle group, led by its first carrier, the Liaoning, recently conducted a monthlong exercise that saw the refurbished Soviet-built flattop and her escorts sail south to the waters near Taiwan. During the exercise, a Chinese warship nearly collided with the guided missile cruiser USS Cowpens, which was shadowing the battle group.

China is preparing for a naval confrontation with the United States. We may lose that confrontation in the South China Sea because the U.S. Navy is focusing on wokeness, not readiness.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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AS “DEMENTIA JOE” DODGES ALERT PUTIN MEDIA IGNORES TWO 1988 BRAIN SURGERIES EXPLAINING WHY

                                                              By Daniel John Sobieski

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Joe Biden and Vladimir Putin held two separate press conferences because the two live in parallel universes. Putin’s universes us one rooted in the reality of global power politics and confrontation, including on the personal level. He knows who he is, where he is, and what he wants to do – which is to restore the old Soviet Union and the KGB je worked for and loved.

Joe Biden lives in a worked if favorite ice cream flavors and elder care in which the White House jas been transferred into the world’s largest nursing home.  The man whose 1988 presidential campaign imploded because he was so bereft of original thought that he had to plagiarize a speech by British Labor Party leader Neil Kinnock now is seemingly incapable of producing a single c The coherent and complete thought of his own. The cognitive powers required for interacting with a foreign leader in front of unscripted reporters and unscripted Putin have long left him.

There are only so many sleights of hand his handlers can pull off.  Imagine both getting a question about Joe’s pipeline quid pro quo, shelving America’s Keystone XL while rewarding Russia for hacking our Colonial Pipeline by approving its Nord Stream 2 pipeline making Moscow dependent on Russian energy, you know, the thing.

Biden's cognitive decline and borderline dementia have been painfully obvious. A shortlist of Biden brain cramps   before and after the G7 Summit has been compiled by Joseph Curl over at the Daily Wire:

Case in point: Mr. Biden’s view of Russian President Vladimir Putin. Over the weekend, Biden called Putin a “killer” — not exactly diplomatic rhetoric when dealing with another world leader. So in a press conference Monday, Biden was asked about his opinion of the former KGB intelligence officer.

“In a weekend interview, Vladimir Putin laughed at the suggestion that you had called him a ‘killer.’ Is that still your belief, sir, that he is a killer?” CNN reporter Jeff Zeleny asked.

Here is Biden’s answer verbatim from the official White House transcript:

THE PRESIDENT: (Laughs.) To answer the first question — (laughs) — I’m laughing too. They actually — I —

Q : So he is a killer?

THE PRESIDENT: Well, look, I mean, he has made clear that — the answer is: I believe he has, in the past, essentially acknowledged that he was — there were certain things that he would do or did do. But look, when I was asked that question on air, I answered it honestly. But it’s not much of a — I don’t think it matters a whole lot, in terms of this next meeting we’re about to have.

Huh? By the end of that meandering non-answer, Biden had forgotten the second question.

“Let’s be honest, our American president is not very good on his feet,” former House Speaker Newt Gingrich later said on Fox News in a grand understatement.

There was so much more. On Sunday, Biden confused two countries, one in Africa, the other in Asia — three times.

“We can work together with Russia, for example, in Libya. We should be opening up the passage to be able to go through, provide food assistance, and economic — I mean, vital assistance to a population that’s in real trouble,” Biden said.

White House aides later told reporters Biden meant Syria, not Libya.

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Good thing Biden wasn’t asked if he thought the 2020 election was stolen in Georgia. He wouldn’t have known which one – ours or the one Russia invaded

The third season opener of the iconic sci-fi series “Star Trek” was an episode titled “Spock’s Brain” in which an unidentified humanoid female from a seemingly advanced civilization transports aboard the starship Enterprise and, after rendering the entire crew unconscious, absconds with science officer’s Spock's brain. Capt Kirk and the crew spend the episode tracking down the brain and figuring out w way to make Spock whole and functional again.

It is unlikely aliens have descended and absconded with Joe Biden’s brain, but there is no clear answer to Joe Biden’s incoherent outbursts, inability to complete coherent sentences or thoughts, failure to remember where he is, who people are, even what office he is running for. We all get old and forgetful and to some extent, the prone-to plagiarism Biden has always had his tongue engaged before his brain was in gear. The “that’s just Joe” refrain became a cliché. But there’s more going on here than just getting old and forgetful even though that would be bad enough. His “gaffes” now it seems a frightening predictor of things to come. We need to know before he gets his hand on the nuclear codes and determines policy or becomes a sock puppet for an administration full of Obama-era puppet master all too willing to be his Rasputin.

A 2020 campaign suggestion was for Biden to end his commercials with the tag, “I’m Joe Biden and I forgot this message.” We drop our jaws or grit our teeth when he calls Arizona a great city, talks about Super Thursday, says African-Americans ain’t black if they don’t support him and that blacks all think alike, and c’mon man, you know the thing. Our country’s future depends on the state of his brain and it may be missing like Spock’s, except that it ain’t funny mo more. We need to know what is wrong with Joe Biden’s brain.

If it had happened to Trump, it would have been the top story for months, but it was not that long ago that Joe Biden’ eyes filled with blood during a CNN town hall as the New York Post reported:

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s left eye filled with blood during an appearance on a CNN town hall Wednesday.

As he answered a question about climate change, the former vice president’s eye turned red, and the Washington Examiner suggested it might have been caused by a broken blood vessel, a condition known as a subconjunctival hemorrhage.

It can be caused by a number of things — including sneezing, coughing, straining, eye rubbing, trauma from injury, high blood pressure or a bleeding disorder​ — according to WebMD.

As a senator, Biden​ ​had emergency surgery twice for life-threatening brain aneurysms in 1988.

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The eye bleed is likely not related to Biden’s cognitive difficulties but the possible lingering effects of those two brain surgeries may now be visible in Joe Biden’s daily cognitive breakdown. The signs are ignored by a lapdog media which they would not be it this was happening to Trump.

Dr. Marc Siegel, M.D. a professor of medicine and medical director at Doctor Radio at NYU Langone Health and a Fox News Medical Correspondent. Dr. Siegel last September penned a piece for The Hill in which he detailed the possible lingering effects of such surgery which makes them a lifetime handicap:

…I was not concerned when I saw blood appear in his left eye during the CNN climate-change town hall last week….

What was more concerning to me, as a physician, was when Biden appeared to lose his train of thought mid-sentence.  

In recent weeks, the former vice president has at times made what appeared to be cognitive errors. These include reportedly forgetting which state — Vermont or New Hampshire — he was in, when the Robert Kennedy and Martin Luther King assassinations occurred, and that he was not vice president when the Parkland, Fla., a school shooting occurred

Last weekend, at a campaign event in New Hampshire, Biden slipped and called the president “Donald Hump” before correcting himself and calling it a Freudian slip.

Biden had two brain aneurysms repaired surgically in 1988. The first one was fairly large, a centimeter in size, and was leaking. His neurosurgeon, Dr. Neal Kassell, has stated publicly that Biden is in excellent shape.

Still, the fact remains that studies have shown this type of aneurysm repair — especially when associated with a bleed — can sometimes lead to long-term cognitive difficulties, with problems in thinking, memory or orientation.   

As BizPacRevuew reports, Siegel elaborated some more on Biden’s mental health last week on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show:

The discussion came after a monologue during which host Sean Hannity dissected what appears to be presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden’s declining cognitive state….

“VP Biden in 1988 had two aneurysms repaired surgically before the modern, most modern techniques came in. Studies have shown that there’s up to 50 percent cognitive impairment long-term following those aneurysm repairs,” he said.

“Also a matter of public record, former VP Biden has atrial fibrillation, which is an irregular heartbeat. He’s on blood thinners for that. A major study called the Swiss Atrial Fibrillation Study came out about a year ago. Over 1,200 people studied. They found three percent per year, even if people were on blood thinners, ended up having silent strokes. And guess how silent strokes present — they present usually with cognitive impairment with faltering, with the inability to think clearly.”…

Atrial fibrillation also coincides with dementia, according to Hugh Calkins, MD, FHRS, FACC, FAHA, FESC, the Catherine Ellen Poindexter Professor of Cardiology and director of the electrophysiology laboratory and arrhythmia service at Johns Hopkins University

“There are many studies showing an increased rate of all types of dementia in patients with [AF],” he said last year to Neurology Advisor.

Continuing his remarks, Siegel noted that the study tested the cognitive state of participants using the Montreal Cognitive Assessment test. That’s the same test that the president reportedly aced earlier this year and that he’s since argued Biden ought to take as well. The doctor agreed.

The Alzheimer’s Association defines dementia as, “An overall term that describes a group of symptoms associated with a decline in memory or other thinking skills severe enough to reduce a person's ability to perform everyday activities.” In anybody that is a scary and difficult reality to deal with.. But Joe Biden wants his everyday activities to include running the most powerful economic and military power on earth. Now, let’s see. Just where did I poi that nuclear football?

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Not long ago the media currently silent on Biden’s mental state was entertaining fantasies about the deterioration of Donald Trump’s mental state. They prattled on endlessly about Trump’s energetic personality coupled with his bluntness being a sign of mental disability as evidenced by a piece published in Psychology Today:

Millions of people around the country and the globe have expressed bafflement at the nature of the personality at the center of it all, and many are alarmed by tactics and policies that appear not only erratic but often retrogressive and undermining of long-established democratic practices. Chief among them is a well-documented distortion of facts if not outright lies about everything from crowd size at the inauguration to discussions with foreign heads of state….

Trump’s manifest grandiosity and disregard for facts, beginning with failure to accept clear evidence about the size of the crowd attending his inauguration, has put mental health professionals in the spotlight from Day One of his presidency.

Psychologists and commentators from all ideological camps early converged on a label of narcissistic personality disorder as the condition that “explains” Trump’s behavior. Among those making this assertion are more than 70,000 mental health professionals who signed a petition warning of Trump's potential dangerousness, despite longstanding professional injunctions against "diagnosing" public figures whom experts have not personally examined.

Trump is fine, thank you, demonstrating coherence and competence as well as a schedule that is staggering, compared to an opponent that reads scripted material from his basement as his handlers prompt him through an earpiece and off-camera assistance. Before the Chinese Wuhan virus and urban unrest in Democrat-run jurisdictions struck, Trump had the economy roaring with record job and wage growth. Not bad for a crazy man.

Still, no less an authority than Dr. Joe Scarborough over at MSNBC said on cable network television he thought Trump had onset dementia:

Joe Scarborough called on the Cabinet to remove Trump from office, adding that people close to the president have said he has shown signs of dementia.

Joe Scarborough called on the Cabinet to invoke the 25th Amendment and remove Donald Trump from office, adding that people close to the president have said he has shown early signs of dementia.

“If this is not what the 25th Amendment was drafted for — I would like the Cabinet members serving America, not the president, serving America— you serve America and you know it,” Scarborough said. “You know you don’t serve Donald J. Trump, scam developer, scam you know Trump University proprietor, reality TV show host, you don’t represent him. You represent 320 million people whose lives are literally in your hands, and we are facing a showdown with another nuclear power and have you somebody inside the White House, somebody that the New York Daily News says is mentally unfit.”

Scarborough and his ilk ignored the fact that Trump’s accomplishments in business and in the White House are real and unparalleled, just as they ignore Biden’s visible deterioration in a campaign and administration that borders on elder abuse. Biden is showing real signs of dementia not imaginary ones conjured up out of hatred for and policy differences with Trump We are witnessing the most epic breakdown since Captain Queeg lost it in the classic film “The Caine Mutiny” He is starting to make VP Kamala Harris look good – perhaps even a scarier thought. She is only a heartbeat away – or maybe just a few brain cells.

 

         Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and freelance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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        WHERE WERE FACEBOOK FACT-CHECKERS FOR FECKLESS FRAUDULENT FAUCI?

                                                              By Daniel John Sobieski

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If Inspector Clouseau and Dr. Joseph Mengele had a love child, it would be Dr. Anthony (“I am science, hear me roar”) Fauci, who fumbled his way through a pandemic he helped create and whose misleading, self-serving and contradictory pronouncements between baseball games, magazine photo-shoots and talk show appearances contributed to the deaths of millions. Leading the pack of Fauci’s unindicted co-conspirators is Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook.

Facts, as Ronald Reagan would say, are stubborn things. They do not change. So when Facebook went from banning and nuking posts and posters asserting that the China virus escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology to allowing posts considering the possibility after Fauci’s incriminating emails exposed his lies, Facebook acknowledged several things. First, the information it proclaimed “false” was in fact not false, not even ‘partly’ and, that its fact-checkers were wrong  Second, as heavily redacted emails between Fauci and Zuckerberg hint at, the two were in cahoots to actually suppress the truth in support of a false narrative that would not embarrass Fauci or China.

If you don’t know all the facts, how can check them? The deletion of posts and the banning of context attempting to break through Chinese secrecy and cover-up amounts to a lot of “missing context”, doesn’t it? Facebook would provide links to that Chinese sock puppet, the WHO, but never fact-checked any of Fauci’s contradictions and outright fabrications. This suggests collusion between Fauci and Zuckerberg. Fauci should have been banned from Facebook for his falsehoods, not President Donald J. Trump.

The emails show that Fauci has lied about masks and virtually everything else. He was an early advocate of so-called “gain-of-function” research, saying that engineering a virus that could kill millions was “worth the risk”/ When such research was banned in the U.S., he broke the law to have his NIAID fund Wuhan through third-party- Eco-Health Alliance. His song-and-dance confrontations with Sen. Rand Paul demonstrate what a criminal con artist egomaniac Dr. Fauci is. Dr. Seuss would have given more accurate and truthful answers.

No, I don’t know where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got his medical degree and license either, yet there he sits atop the social media food dictating who can say and know what about the Chinese Wuhan virus pandemic and its treatments and possible cures. He now says he knows more than board-certified medical doctors about the drug  hydroxychloroquine, for example, and will deny you access ti what they say, calling their judgments and pronouncement based on their studies and actual experience treating patients as “harmful misinformation.” Dr. Zuckerberg has spoken and he will not let us hear a second opinion.

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Dr. Zuckerberg recently testified with other big tech tyrants like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey about how they are really performing a public service by pulling down any virus post that doesn’t conform to the accepted dogma that we should just shut up, sit down, and remain under house arrest until the experts who have jobs and regular incomes tell us when to jump and how high. He defended pulling down a video of a rally by a group of physicians calling themselves  “Frontline Doctors”. As commentary writer Eddie Scarry writes in the Washington Examiner:  

Aren't you excited to be told by Mark Zuckerberg what medical information is and isn't acceptable for you to hear about?

That's what happened this week when the techies at Facebook, Twitter, and Google-owned YouTube decided, almost all at once, to remove a video that showed several doctors lauding hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for patients infected with the coronavirus.

Twitter went so far as to lock up Donald Trump Jr.'s personal account after he shared the video, deleting the tweet and then freezing him from posting any further content for several hours. The video, according to Twitter, violated company policy against "spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19."…

Outside of that video, other doctors have also testified to the drug's efficacy in limited studies and with anecdotal evidence. Harvey Risch of Yale's School of Public Health wrote in Newsweek just last week that the drug "has shown to be highly effective."

Facebook and globalist Zuckerberg early on embraced the WHO/Fauci line that the pandemic could not have come from the only place in China containing a level 4 virology lab and had to come from a “wet” market selling bats whose native habitat was hundreds of miles away/ Never mind the credible information that Dr. Fauci and others were actually helping to fund China’s Wuhan research.

Zuckerberg;s Facebook, for accurate information, refers people to China’s sock puppet, the World Health Organization. The Facebook app displays the message:

“Help Friends and Family Avoid False Information About COVID-19. Share a link to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) website where they’ve put together a list of common rumors about the virus.”

Yeah, I’m sure they have. You’ve probably heard the “rumor” about the coronavirus leaking from a lab in Wuhan, except that it is not considered a tin-foil hat conspiracy theory anymore as foreign government like Britain give it serious considering the possibility and more and more media outlet are investigating WHO’s trail of lies and harmful misinfornation, one would think, would make Zuckerberg blush:  

The World Health Organization, an entity people everywhere can supposedly rely on for accuracy, gave provably false information to countries around the globe about human-to-human spread of Wuhan coronavirus in January.

To recap, at the end of December the WHO was warned by Taiwan officials that the Wuhan coronavirus was spreading through human-to-human contact. The WHO, an ally first to China -- whose communist party is hostile toward Taiwan -- said two weeks later there was "no evidence" this was the case. They did this by citing unreliable, dishonest, official Chinese government sources. Nearly two weeks after that, the WHO argued against restrictions on international air travel. This of course ultimately led to the devastating pandemic we are in now.

 In the time in-between the warning from Taiwan and the statement from WHO everything was fine, China destroyed samples of the virus, shut down labs, arrested doctors and welded shut buildings where victims of the disease lived.

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WHO overlooked  China’s perfidy, praising it for is transparency and later success in controlling the contagion it unleashed on the world  The WHO aided and abetted the indifference and silence that doomed the world’s people and the global economy. Wasn’t the WHO a little bit suspicious when China banned air travel in and ut of Wuhan but allowed international flights so that the contagion would spread outside of China?

The Fauci/Zuckerberg emails show the depth of their collusion to protect China and Fauci while misleading the American people who suffer the economic, social and health consequences of Fauci-inspired mask mandates. As Shawn Woodward observes in The Federalist:

Dr. Anthony Fauci colluded with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on distributing government-approved information on COVID-19 across the social media platform. In a series of March 2020 emails obtained by BuzzFeed News, Zuckerberg invited the infectious disease doctor to partake in the company’s newly developed informational program on the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This isn’t public yet, but we’re building a Coronavirus Information Hub that we’re going to put at the top of Facebook for everyone (200+ million Americans, 2.5 billion people worldwide) with two goals: (1) make sure people can get authoritative information from reliable sources and (2) encourage people to practice social distance and give people ideas for doing this using internet tools,” the March 15 email read. “This will be live within the next 48 hours.”

Zuckerberg continued, stating that “As a central part of this hub, I think it would be useful to include a video from you because people trust and want to hear from experts rather than just a bunch of agencies and political leaders. ”…

In his response dated March 17, Fauci praised Zuckerberg’s planned COVID-19 information hub, while also expressing his willingness to cooperate with the tech giant….

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“Today, we are expanding our efforts to remove false claims on Facebook and Instagram about COVID-19, COVID-19 vaccines and vaccines in general during the pandemic,” the tech giant stated. ”Since December, we’ve removed false claims about COVID-19 vaccines that have been debunked by public health experts. Today, following consultations with leading health organizations, including the World Health Organization (WHO), we are expanding the list of false claims we will remove to include additional debunked claims about the coronavirus and vaccines.”

Zuckerberg, Fauci, and China colluded to hide the truth from the world about the Wuhan virus origin and possible treatments like hydroxychloroquine. They persuaded gullible legislators, awash in campaign contributions, and who wouldn’t know the difference between a hashtag and a hash brown, to punish and censor those medical professionals attempting to use a drug that was cheap and effective.

Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit notes Fauci used bogus studies to cast doubts about the effectiveness o hydroxychloroquine when used with a companion drug at the right point and at the proper dosage., noting that:

We also reported that there is proof that Dr. Fauci and top US medical experts all conspired using obviously false information to disqualify hydroxychloroquine and MILLIONS DIED as a result of their action….

Cardiologist and Professor of Medicine Peter McCullough testified in Texas earlier this year. Dr. McCullough sees COVID patients and says 85% of COVID patients given multi-drug treatment plan recover from the disease with complete immunity. McCullough added, “The pandemic could have been over by now, he says, if those who tested positive for covid had been immediately treated before they fell ill enough to be hospitalized. He also says that thousands could have been, and still could be saved if the treatment protocol he and other physicians use were not suppressed.”…

After Fauci’s statements on hydroxychloroquine, the tech giants began censoring any mention of the drug. The media mocked President Trump and anyone who suggested the drug was safe and effective. Doctors treating coronavirus patients were suspended from their social media accounts.

The first rule of medicines, Dr. Fauci and Dr. Zuckerberg is to do no harm Both of you did grievous harm. Fauci broke the law to fund Wuhan and Zuckerberg covered for him Both of you lied and untold numbers of people died. Put this in your fact-checker.

              Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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FACEBOOK’S DR. ZUCKERBERG CENSORED HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE TRUTH AND RISKED LIVES

                                                              By Daniel John Sobieski

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No, I don’t know where Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got his medical degree and license either, yet there he sits atop the social media food dictating who can say and know what about the Chinese Wuhan virus pandemic and its treatments and possible cures. He now says he knows more than board certified medical doctors about the drug  hydroxychloroquine, for example, and will deny you access ti what they say, calling their judgments and pronouncement based on their studies and actual experience treating patients as “harmful misinformation. Dr. Zuckerberg has spoken and he will not let us hear a second opinion.

Zuckerberg, like most liberals, views the rest of us with contempt. He is to be the sole arbiter of truth and has no respect for constitutional eights like our freedom of speech.. His defense is that Facebook is his sandbox and is free so it is not like we are talking on a phone that we pay for. Yet we do pay for Facebook no matter what he says. Our information is culled, mined and sold. Ads are bought and placed on Facebook based on our being patrons of it. It is not free. Here is Zuckerberg telling ABC that Facebook won’t allow people to use the platform to organize to defend their constitutional rights to peacefully assemble and petition their leaders for a redress of grievances which include assaults on religious liberty and gun rights, both in the Constitution and to not be deprived of their livelihoods and use of their business property by executive order and not by legitimate due process of law.

 FACEBOOK CEO MARK Zuckerberg said Monday that protests against stay-at-home orders organized on the social site qualify as "harmful misinformation' and are removed from the platform.

"Good Morning America" anchor George Stephanopoulos asked the CEO how the social media giant is handling "the fact that Facebook is now being used to organize a lot of these protests to defy social distancing guidelines in the states."

The anchor asked Zuckerberg "If somebody is trying to organize something like that, does that qualify as harmful misinformation?"

Zuckerberg said that if something states that social distancing isn't effective to slow the spread of the coronavirus it is deemed misinformation and taken down.

However, he added, it is important that people can continue to debate policies and give their opinions, but "there is a line on this."

Zuckerberg does not explain why BLM, Antifa and other terrorist groups are free to organize and protest without social distancing:and that posts supporting these gatherings are not taken down. Zuckerberg does nit explain that at the funeral of John Lewis there was no social distancing or that people that attended from other states were not self-quarantined for 14 days and won’t be on their return? Did Zuckerberg take down posts promoting and celebrating this “harmful” gathering?

Trump rallies are dangerous but Democrat funerals are not. We can’t hold or attend the wakes and funerals of our loved ones due to social distancing but according to Dr. Zuckerberg people who want to protest these things are spreading “harmful misinformation”. Did Zuckerberg bar posts showing Dr. Fauci not wearing a mask and sitting elbow-to-elbow at a Washington Nationals baseball game?

Dr. Zuckerberg recently testified with other big tech tyrants like Twitter’s Jack Dorsey about how they are really performing a public service by pulling down any virus post that doesn’t conform to the accepted dogma that we should just shut up, sit down, and remain under house arrest until the experts who hajobs and regular incomes tell us when to jump and how high. He defended pulling down a video of a rally by a group of physicians calling themselves  “Frontline Doctors”. As commentary writer Eddie Scarry writes in the Washington Examiner:  

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Aren't you excited to be told by Mark Zuckerberg what medical information is and isn't acceptable for you to hear about?

That's what happened this week when the techies at Facebook, Twitter, and Google-owned YouTube decided, almost all at once, to remove a video that showed several doctors lauding hydroxychloroquine as an effective treatment for patients infected with the coronavirus.

Twitter went so far as to lock up Donald Trump Jr.'s personal account after he shared the video, deleting the tweet and then freezing him from posting any further content for several hours. The video, according to Twitter, violated company policy against "spreading misleading and potentially harmful information related to COVID-19."…

Outside of that video, other doctors have also testified to the drug's efficacy in limited studies and with anecdotal evidence. Harvey Risch of Yale's School of Public Health wrote in Newsweek just last week that the drug "has shown to be highly effective."

In his Newsweek piece, Risch speaks to the war of hostility against hydrixychloroquine and I suspect one of the problems is that is an old drug with little profit potential for Big Pharma and the salivating politicians they donate to. Risch notes he is not alone in his conclusions about hydroxychloroquine:

On May 27, I published an article in the American Journal of Epidemiology (AJE) entitled, "Early Outpatient Treatment of Symptomatic, High-Risk COVID-19 Patients that Should be Ramped-Up Immediately as Key to the Pandemic Crisis." That article, published in the world's leading epidemiology journal, analyzed five studies, demonstrating clear-cut and significant benefits to treated patients, plus other very large studies that showed the medication safety.

Physicians who have been using these medications in the face of widespread skepticism have been truly heroic. They have done what the science shows is best for their patients, often at great personal risk. I myself know of two doctors who have saved the lives of hundreds of patients with these medications, but are now fighting state medical boards to save their licenses and reputations. The cases against them are completely without scientific merit.

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Since publication of my May 27 article, seven more studies have demonstrated similar benefit. In a lengthy follow-up letter, also published by AJE, I discuss these seven studies and renew my call for the immediate early use of hydroxychloroquine in high-risk patients. These seven studies include: an additional 400 high-risk patients treated by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, with zero deaths; four studies totaling almost 500 high-risk patients treated in nursing homes and clinics across the U.S., with no deaths; a controlled trial of more than 700 high-risk patients in Brazil, with significantly reduced risk of hospitalization and two deaths among 334 patients treated with hydroxychloroquine; and another study of 398 matched patients in France, also with significantly reduced hospitalization risk. Since my letter was published, even more doctors have reported to me their completely successful use.

Hydroxychloroquine is not a cure or a vaccine and Dr. Ritsch and the “Frontline Doctors” do not claim it to be, but the drug which has been safely used over more than five decades has proven in the real world to be safe and useful in lessening the spread and impact of COVOD-19. As Fox News reports:

Dr. Harvey Risch, an epidemiology professor at Yale School of Public Health, said on Tuesday that he thinks hydroxychloroquine could save 75,000 to 100,000 lives if the drug is widely used to treat coronavirus.

“There are many doctors that I’ve gotten hostile remarks about saying that all the evidence is bad for it and, in fact, that is not true at all,” Risch told “Ingraham Angle," adding that he believes the drug can be used as a "prophylactic" for front-line workers, as other countries like India have done.

Risch lamented that a "propaganda war" is being waged against the use of the drug for political purposes, not based on "medical facts."

Researchers at the Henry Ford Health System in Southeast Michigan have found that early administration of hydroxychloroquine makes hospitalized patients substantially less likely to die.

The study, published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, determined that hydroxychloroquine provided a "66 percent hazard ratio reduction," and hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin a 71 percent reduction, compared with neither treatment.

It is no cure or vaccine but it can save lives – lots of lives. The question then is how many lives have been lost and will be lost due the actions of Zuckerberg, Dorsey and others to deny us the helpful life-saving information we need

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I, for one, want to live in a world where the likes of Mark Zuckerberg determine which constitutional rights I get to enjoy and decides even whether I live or die.

 

         Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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ATF NOMINEE AND WACO SPECIAL AGENT CHIPMAN LIED IN PUSHING FOR MASSACRE

                                                              By Daniel John Sobieski

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No, that is not David Chipman standing in the ruins of the burnt-out Waco compound, site of the 1993 slaughter of members of the Branch Davidian religious group led by David Koresh. He was too busy back at the office helping to manufacture and disseminating lies about what went on at the compound to justify a brutal, murderous, and unnecessary assault.

The animus he exhibited in his tenure at ATF towards gun owners and gun rights, to the point of using violence as a gun-control tactic, reflects a view he holds today and shares with the likes of Biden “gun czar” Beto O’Rourke, and includes gun confiscation by armed agents of legally purchased guns ownd by law-abiding citizens. His definition of assauly rifle is so broad as to include virtually all rifles owned by lawful gun owners.

He is no fan of rge Second Amendment which was put in the Bill of Rights to protect the other nine, put there by Founding Fathers as an ultimate bulwark against tyrants and tyranny. It was written to protect individual gun ownership because the British were coming, noy because deer were in season. It was written to prevent such tyranny as David Chipman envisions,

The Branch Davidians could be described as an earlier verion of Obama’s despised “bitter clingers”, clinging to their guns and their interpretation of the Bible but basically just wanting to be left alone. You might call their compound an early “autonomous zone” set up by the genuinely violent and dangerous Antifa and BLM protesters that ;ooted, burned, and killed at will while law enforcement pursued the law-abiding gun owners of America. As it was the Branch Davidions could have been dealt with non-violently. Chipman felt otherwise, making up false horror stories to justify a violent assault. AsTiana Lowe notes in the Washington Examiner:

Chipman was indeed a case agent in the Waco siege of the Branch Davidian compound. The incident was a massacre of civil liberties and the rule of law, in addition to the 82 lives it ended unnecessarily. Rather than bring up credible sexual assault charges against cult leader David Koresh, who could easily have been arrested during his jogs around the compound and jaunts into town, the ATF staged a militarized and performative military action against American citizens.   

The Waco stunt, endorsed by the Clinton administration as a part of its crackdown against the Second Amendment, also found a quiet defender in then-Sen. Biden. Even after evidence emerged that the ATF had whipped up baseless charges about a meth lab in order to secure helicopters and charge firearms violations, Biden proved a partisan, opposing oversight hearings that were certain to damage the Clinton administration.

Chipman was a serial liar in pushing for and justifying the massacre by ATE at Waco. An example of his ;ies that fanned the flames of Waco, no pun intended, was provided by the New York Post:

The gun-control advocate, who once worked as a case agent in the Branch Davidian trial, answered questions on Reddit as part of an “Ask Me Anything” forum in September 2019.

During that forum, he falsely claimed, without noting his time as a case agent for the trial, that Branch Davidian sect members had shot down two helicopters during the Waco Massacre.

“At Waco, cult members used 2 .50 caliber Barretts to shoot down two Texas Air National Guard helicopters,” he wrote in an answer, “It is true we are fortunate they are not used in crime more often.

While it is largely understood that Branch Davidian members shot at the helicopters, the vessels themselves did not go down.

Most notably, no Barretts were recovered at the scene of the massacre.

“Although all of the three helicopters sustained damage from weapons fire, none of the National Guard crews or ATF aboard were injured,” a 1996 House report conducted in tandem by the Oversight and Judiciary Committees found.

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Four ATF agents and 82 Branch Davidians died during the 51-day standoff, which began in late February 1993, when law enforcement and the Waco, Tx.-based religious cult engaged in a standoff as authorities tried to seize illegal weapons they believed the group was stockpiling.

The massacre ended after the FBI launched a tear gas attack, during which the compound caught on fire. Only nine members of the group survived.

Branch Davidian members maintain that it was law enforcement that began the shooting that led to the situation escalating as it did. Authorities, meanwhile, have always maintained the opposite.

We saw the advocacy of this type of smash-mpouth swat team approach to gun control in the remarks of one Robert Francis O’Rourke. In an interview with “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on MSNBC then presidential candidate O’Rourke admitted that, yes, he, like David Chipman apparently is quite willing to pry your AR-15 from your cold dead hands. As Townhall.com reports:

Presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke said "there have to be consequences" for gun owners who do not surrender their AR-15s, which would include police going to their homes and confiscating them….

"OK, but let’s just assume there’s a rancher in Texas that doesn’t, that says, 'I’m not going to do this because this is an unjust law and it’s unconstitutional.' What’s the next step? I think that’s what we need to concede because there will be people that don’t turn the guns back in. What’s the next step for the federal government there?" Scarborough asked.

"Yeah, I think just as in any law that is not followed or flagrantly abused, there have to be consequences or else there is no respect for the law," O'Rourke replied. "So you know, in that case I think there would be a visit by law enforcement to recover that firearm and to make sure that it is purchased, bought back so that it cannot be potentially used against somebody else."

First of all, Beto, just what law would that be? A “red flag law” that says you are crazy until proven sane and tow dangerous to defend yourself with a commonly used defensive weapon,? President Obama already tried that with seniors and vets. Or a mandatory buy-back law that to be accomplished du door-to-door gun confiscation as pushed in in New Jersey and Illinois? Which part of “the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed” in the Second Amendment do yu not understand? Of course, this is the candidate who celebrated Constitution Day by calling for outright gun confiscation.

Of course, Beto expects the law-abiding citizen, perhaps a veteran, protecting his family will simply answer the door and respond to the demand that he surrender his legally owned firearm along with his constitutional rights by saying, “Excuse me, officer, I know I fought for my country and have threatened no one, but since some politician who is protected by armed securiry thinks I’m a danger to my community, well, here they are. And what’s the response time for 911 again?

In Maryland, a man was shot-to-death by police as they attempted to issue a red-flag gun confiscation order. As reported by GunsAmericaDigest:

Gary J. Willis, 61, opened the door to his home with a gun in his hand when two police officers came knocking at 5:17 a.m. on Nov. 5. Anne Arundel County police say Willis put the gun on a table next to the door, but “became irate” when the officers explained that they had come to confiscate his firearms.

Willis grabbed his gun and a struggle ensued, during which the firearm discharged. No one was injured, but the officer not engaged in the struggle shot Willis, and he died at the scene.

Is the AR15 a weapon of war? So, arguably, was the musket in 1776. Critics of the Second Amendment say that they are not going after guns used for legitimate activities such as hunting. But when the Founders wrote the Second Amendment it was because the British were coming, not because it was the start of deer season. As Fox News contributor Judge Andrew Napolitano once noted:

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The historical reality of the Second Amendment's protection of the right to keep and bear arms is not that it protects the right to shoot deer," wrote Judge Andrew Napolitano recently in the Washington Times. "It protects the right to shoot tyrants, and it protects the right to shoot at them effectively, with the same instruments they would use upon us. If the Jews in the Warsaw ghetto had had the firepower and ammunition that the Nazis had, some of Poland might have stayed free and more persons would have survived the Holocaust."

The AR15 is not an assault weapon but a defensive weapon, such as when it was used by a 15-year-old who grabbed his father’s AR-15 and used it to ward off home invaders:

Not only did this brave 15-year-old defend his home against 2 burglars, but also his 12-year-old sister who was in the house with him. He grabbed his father’s AR-15 and shot one of the burglars multiple times. They got away but had to go right to the hospital where the minor was arrested and the adult who was shot was flown to a different hospital.

If the AR15 had been available in 1776, George Washington would have fielded an army armed with it, to be sure, but just as surely every farmer, blacksmith, carpenter, and shopkeeper would have grabbed an AR-15 on their way to the village green to protect our freedoms from the same government tyranny the writers of the Constitution  sought.  to protect us from what Nancy Pelosi and Peter Francis O’Rourke would impose on us.

Critics of the Second Amendment say that they are not going after guns used for legitimate activities such as hunting. But when the Founders wrote the Second Amendment it was because the British were coming, not because it was the start of deer season.

The AR15, like other high-capacity weapons in the hands of the law-abuiding, is a defensive weapon, such as when it was used by a 15-year-old who grabbed his father’s AR!% and used it to ward off home invaders:

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Not only did this brave 15-year-old defend his home against 2 burglars, but also his 12-year-old sister who was in the house with him. He grabbed his father’s AR-15 and shot one of the burglars multiple times. They got away but had to go right to the hospital where the minor was arrested and the adult who was shot was flown to a different hospital.

 In the hands of British redcoats, the musket was an assault weapon. In the hands of a law-abiding American, an AR15 is what the Second Amendment is all about.

I once saw a move where only the military and the police had guns. It was called “Schindler’s List."

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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               FBI ADMITS 2017 ATTACK ON GOP REPS BY A BERNIE BRO WAS DOMESTIC TERRORISM 

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The January 6th Commission pushed by Democrats is designed to promote several big lies, the biggest of which is that President Trump “incited” an “insurrection” against the government when he urged attendees at a Washington, D.C. rally to “peacefully and patriotically” protest the Congressional acceptance of an arguably stolen presidential election.

Never mind that the only one shot and killed was an unarmed female Trump supporter named Ashlii Babbitt. Her murder at the hands of a capitol hill cop was and is ignored by a media and Democrat Party chasing the phantom murder of a D.C. cop allegedly bludgeoned to death by Trump supporters with a fire extinguisher. Turns out that ever happened. An officer did die – of natural causes, most likely a stroke. No fire extunghuidher was raken into evidence.

Then we have the lie spread by AOC, now in therapy, we are told,who claimed Trump supporters tried to kill her, marauding outside her office as she hid in terror inside, the mob shouting “Where is she?” That, like so much else about Jan’6, was made up.

Not made up was the June 2017 attempted mass murder of Steve Scalise and dozens of GOP Congressmen and their aides ar a softball practice by a Trump-hating Bernie Sanders supported. Sanders’ rhetoric had nothing to do with inspiring the shooting or inciting the shooter. Yet that very real attack on our democracy and government was never described as such and its obvious motivations ignored until the FBI’s recent admission that well. it was domestic terrorism, an admission buried in the appendix of a report on domestic terrorism. As the Washington Examiner reported:

The FBI quietly admitted Friday that the 2017 Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field shooting that nearly killed Rep. Steve Scalise has been classified as “domestic terrorism” carried out by a “domestic violent extremist” targeting Republicans after the bureau previously classified it as “suicide by cop.”

The revelation appears in the middle of an appendix on page 35 of a 40-page FBI-DHS report released on Friday titled “Security Strategic Intelligence Assessment and Data on Domestic Terrorism.” In a section describing approximately 85 different “FBI-Designated Significant Domestic Terrorism Incidents in the United States from 2015 through 2019,” the Alexandria baseball field shooting appears, with the FBI categorizing the perpetrator as a “Domestic Violent Extremist” and describing the incident thusly: “An individual with a personalized violent ideology targeted and shot Republican members of Congress at a baseball field and wounded five people. The subject died as a result of engagement with law enforcement.”

Hodgkinson, an avid liberal and supporter of Democratic presidential primary candidate and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, was killed by law enforcement. He had posted on Facebook that “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It's Time to Destroy Trump & Co.” and joined other groups such as "Terminate The Republican Party" and "Join The Resistance Worldwide!!"

So let me get this straighta non-insurrection inspired by a President Trump urging supporters ro “peacefully and patriotically” protest  warrants an ompeachment and an inquisition, er, commission, yet the attempted mass murdr of GOP Congressman inspires a collective yawn and draws no connection wirh Sanders’ and the Democrats Trump-hating toxic rhetoric.

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, the former congressman from Minnesota who gave us examples of how to treat women, has tweeted that the “Bernie bros”, that rabid group of Bernie Sanders supporters that seem like a branch of Antifa, has tweeted that, no, they are merely passionate and as gentle as he:

“I have never seen @BernieSanders supporters being unusually mean or rude,” Ellison tweeted. “Can someone send me an example of a ‘Bernie Bro’ being bad. Also, are we holding all candidates responsible for the behavior of some of their supporters? Waiting to hear.”

Like most Democrats, progressives and liberals, Ellison has a very selective and short memory when it comes to their hypocrisy on moral issues and inciting violence. As it turns out, someone has provided Ellison with an example of a “Bernie Bro” going bad. The winner of the Ellison challenge is none other than Congressman Steve Scalise, the victim of a “Bernie Bro” running amok with guns and a list of Republicans he wanted to kill:

House Minority Whip Steve Scalise deftly shushed Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison on Twitter Thursday over Ellison’s ignorant tweet challenging the violent nature of the Sen. Bernie Sanders-supporting “Bernie Bros.”…

Scalise, a Louisiana Republican, fired back, referring to his own personal experience with a Bernie Bro that left him with a severe bullet wound in his hip. “I can think of an example,” he said.

Scalise was the victim of a Democrat terrorist who, inspired by the apocalyptic rhetoric of Bernie Sanders, that millions would die and the planet was in peril because of Republican policies, shot up a Virginia baseball field full of Republican lawmakers in June of 2017. Scalise spent six weeks in the hospital fighting for his life after a Bernie Sanders supporter decided to save humanity by shooting Scalise and other Republicans. Sen. Rand Paul does not buy the line that Sanders was not responsible for the attack and neither do I:

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“I was there at the ball field when Steven Scalise almost died from a very, very angry violent man who was incited really by rhetoric on the left,” Paul said. “And this hasn’t been reported enough, when he came on the field with a semi-automatic weapon firing probably close to 200 shots at us, shooting five people and almost killing Steve Scalise, he was yelling ‘this is for healthcare!’ He also had a list of conservative legislators, Republicans, in his pocket that he was willing to kill.”

“So what happens is that when Democrats say ‘get up in their face,’ they need to realize that there are a lot of unstable people out there,” Paul continued. “There are people with anger issues, there are people who are prone to violence.”

This is what happens when the likes of Eric Holder, Cory Booker and Maxine Waters preach confrontation, intimidation and getting in the faces of opponents. As someone once said, words have consequences and when you preach that people will die unless something is done, people  may die:

James T. Hodgkinson, who federal authorities identified as the shooter and who died in a shootout with police, was a staunch Bernie Sanders supporter and fit the Bernie Bro descriptor, which has come to encapsulate the segment of Sanders’ insufferable and intolerant far-left supporters, who are mostly young, white males apparently motivated at least in part by racism and sexism.

Hodgkinson’s ideology was clear from his Facebook account, where he had posted things such as “Trump is a Traitor. Trump Has Destroyed Our Democracy. It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co,” and “Republicans are the Taliban of the USA.”

The rhetoric of the left and of Bernie Sanders is violent and apocalyptic. If the human race is going to be extinct in 10 or 12 years due to capitalist greed, this encourages people to desperately take matters into their own hands and brush aside those who stand between an AOC and Bernie Sanders and planetary salvation. 

Typical oif the left-wing media reaction was MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid, who, in an appalling example of the left’s pathological hatred of anything and anyone conservative, said, in not so many words, that Rep. Steve Scalise kind of had it coming when a Bernie Sanders volunteer tried to assassinate him and his GOP colleagues as they practiced for the annual baseball game between Democrats and Republicans in Congress. As Fox News reported:

 As Rep. Steve Scalise lay in his hospital bed recovering after he was shot by a maniac gunman who was hunting congressional Republicans, an MSNBC host asked whether the House Majority Whip’s life-threatening injuries meant Americans had to “ignore” his political positions.

Joy Ann Reid on Saturday cited Scalise’s positions on ObamaCare and gay marriage as among the concerning “moral” issues she felt couldn’t be overlooked despite his critical injury at the hands of a left-leaning lunatic who opened fire at a GOP baseball practice on June 14.

“There’s a whole country out there and a lot of people, at least in my Twitter timeline, and it’s a delicate thing, because everybody is wishing the congressman well and hoping that he recovers, but Steve Scalise has a history that we’ve all been forced to sort of ignore on race,” Reid said.

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Joy Ann Reid’s litany of Scalise’s crimes against humanity for which he deserved being target for assassination reveal how skewed to left is the moral compass of those on the left:

'He did come to leadership after some controversy over attending a white nationalist event, which he says he didn't know what it was.

'He also co-sponsored a bill to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. He voted for the House healthcare bill, which as you said would gut healthcare for millions of people including three million children and he cosponsored a bill to repeal the ban on semiautomatic weapons.'

While the likes of Joy Ann Reid can be dismissed as a left wing gadfly on a cable network, CBS’ Scott Pelley supposedly represented mainstream media and its professed objectivity and fairness. But there he was, blaming Scalise’s shooting on Scalise’s own rhetoric:

Thursday evening, CBS's Scott Pelley, who officially ended his tenure as the network's Evening News anchor the following evening, told viewers that "It's time to ask whether the attack on the United States Congress Wednesday was foreseeable, predictable and, to some degree, self-inflicted."

It's clear from Pelley's subsequent commentary that his answers to all three elements are "Yes." It's equally clear from the examples he supplied as support that he sees (or wants viewers to see) the problem as predominantly about the conduct of those on the right

Self-inflicted? As has been notedsite, the Alexandria shooter woke up one morning intent on killing Republicans, not because of anything they’ve said or done, but because Democratic leaders from Nancy Pelosi, to Bernie Sanders, to Jerry Brown to Maxine Waters, have said Republican policies, from healthcare to climate change, will kill people or are  Nazi-inspired, keep setting off the leftist loons determined to save mankind.

Not surprisingly, Rep. Maxine Waters has embraced the civilized concept of mob rule:

On Saturday night, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters encouraged the type of recent protests against President Trump as seen in several Washington, DC and Virginia area restaurants, saying that she has "no sympathy" for those who serve in the administration and that the public should "turn on them" and "absolutely harass" White House officials while they are doing normal every day activities. 

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Rep. Waters then went further, adding that members of the Trump administration who continue to serve and defend the president should be harangued at gas stations, restaurants, and while shopping at department stores. "They know what they are doing is wrong," said Rep. Waters. And for that, the public should ridicule and protest them every chance they get, according to the California congresswoman.

Just like Steve Scalise, those on the left are suggesting that Sarah Sanders, Kirstjen Nielsen, and even young Baron Trump, deserve the vitriol and confrontation directed at them. Their hateful end-justifies-the-means rhetoric will likely inspire someone like the loon who shot up an Alexandria baseball field to take similar action.

After all, if you believe in things like securing the border, enforcing the nation’s laws, and capitalism, you have it coming.

We now return you to non-stop wall-to-wall coverage of the Jan, 6th Trump riots

 

         Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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BUILD BOLSHEVIKS BETTER: BIDEN COLLUDES WITH PUTIN TO BUILD RUSSIAN PIPELINE

 

                                                             By Daniel John Sobieski

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Unlike Trump’s alleged collusion with Russia, Russia, Russia, Biden’s is not imaginary but very real and in your face. Democrats could never say what exactly Trump did, what precise decision was made or what policy was changed. He “colluded”, don’t ya know,. With Biden, we can start with the Colonial pipeline hack by Russian conspirators and Biden’s non-reaction to it, Biden;s approval of a pipeline designed make our NATO allies dependent on energy from Moscow, and, of course, his day one cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline.

Trump promised Europe a share in our energy independence, to the oint of building liquefied natural gas ports to ship and receive the natural gas largess from from our fracking energy bonanza. He opposed any pipelines making Europe more energy dependent on Russia. Enter Joe Biden and son Hunter, who made a fortune doing nothing for Ukrainian energy company Burisma. Joe Biden loves foreign fossil fuel energy a lot, American evergy not so much.

Bryan Preston at PJ Media asks all the right questions about Biden;s energy surrender to Vladimir Putin, Russian oligarchs, and criminal hackers engaging in an act of war against a sovereign state:

Tell me again, who’s the Russian agent in the White House?

For four years just about every Democrat who got within spitting distance of a microphone accused Donald Trump of being Putin’s stooge at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. …

Now Trump is out, Joe Biden is in. Trump had approved the Keystone XL Pipeline, which would have united Canada and the United States and enhanced both countries’ energy security, which enhances national security.

Biden nixed that pipeline with an executive order on his first day in office.

Environment czar John Kerry famously told the workers Biden had summarily laid off to go get jobs making solar panels.

But Kerry knew those are not made by free Americans, but by slaves in China.

These actions might make some kind of sense if Joe Biden was genuinely devoted to alternative energy, the Pairis Climate Accords, and really despised fossil fuels. But this fossil fool doesn’t seem to mind allowing Chicom coal plants to multiply and Russian pipelines. It seems that the $3.5 million Hunter Biden received from an ex-Moscow Mayor’s wife has borne fruit with a 10 percent cut, presumably, for the “big guy”.Biden is going to waive sanctions on the company in charge of Nord Stream 2, an energy pipeline from Russia, with hige strategic consequences, according to Axios:

The Biden administration will waive sanctions on the corporate entity and CEO overseeing the construction of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline into Germany, according to two sources briefed on the decision….

As Axios has previously reported, the completion of Nord Stream 2 would be a huge geopolitical win for Putin and give him substantial new leverage in Europe….

Russian gas currently has to pass through Ukraine on its way to Europe. Bypassing Ukraine with a direct pipeline to Germany is an opportunity for Russia to advance its goal of isolating its former client state, now a fledgling democracy, from Western Europe….

So Biden is helping Putin target Europe, NATO, and Ukraine which Putin’s Russia attacked under Obama/Biden, seizing Crimea. Combined with his milquetoast reaction to Russian hacking of the strategic Colonial Pipeline, absolving Putin of any culpability, we have clear evidence of collusion. What orger conclusion can be drawn  from Biden thinking American pipelines  and the American jobs they create are bad, but Russian pipelines and Russian jobs are good. Consider Biden’s pathetic response to Putin and Russia’s act of war:

“We do not believe the Russian government was involved in this attack, but we do have strong reason to believe that the criminals who did the attack, are living in Russia,” he said.

Oh, but you believe Trump colluded with Russia in the 2016 election? A toilet doesn’t flush in the Russia of former KGB chief Vladimir Putin, Mr. Biden, without his approval. Russian hackers and the Russian mafia operate with the approval of and in concert with Vladimir Purin. Putin himself should be sanctioned and, by the way, Joe, is their a single ruble, er, dollar in your infrastructure bill for ctbersecurity of our energy grids? What if the hackers jus wanted to shut down the pipeline and didn’t want a ransom, It could happen with the next confrontation with Russia, or China. Why didn’t you block the payment of the ransom?

Only two people benefitted from Biden’s killing our Keystone XL and approving Russia’s Nord Stream 2 pipeline – Vladimir Putin and Democratic donor Warren Buffet. Biden’s indifference to the Colonial hack is all the more strange considering Energy  Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s admission that pipelines are the safest way to transport oil:

The energy secretary said the Department of Transportation was looking into the use of rail cars to transport fuel and that "these are not easy solutions," as there are a lot of variables with rail transportation.

Granholm also said the Colonial pipeline, which runs from Texas to New York and is similar to the recently canceled Keystone XL pipeline, is the premiere way to pump petroleum into communities.

"So this particular area of the country there – this is why we have doubled down on ensuring that there’s an ability to truck oil in – gas in," Granholm said. "But it’s – the pipe is the best way to go."

Tanker trucks and trains are hazardous and dangerous. Pipeline transmission of oil is relatively emission free. But Biden’s favorite colors these days are green and red. Climate change is only affected by American energy production and transport it seems. Biden is intent on making Russian oligarchs and Democratic donors richer and Americans poorer.

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If President Trump had been colluding with Russia, the first thing he would have done would have been to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline and otherwise prevent our achieving energy independence. Russia was once described as being a gas station masquerading as a country. Its only commodities of value are weapons and oil. Building Keystone XL and unleashing fracking was Trump’s way of screwing with Putin’s ambitions, ot rewarding them.

We would have to wait for Joe Biden to collude with Russia on energy by banning Keystone XL and declaring war on fracking. As Helen Raleigh, writing in The Federalist, notes:

The first executive decision that benefits Russia was Biden’s executive order to rescind the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone project plans to build a 1,200-mile pipeline from Alberta, Canada to Nebraska, where it would join existing pipelines so 830,000 daily barrels of oil from Canada can easily reach refineries and ports on the Gulf Coast. From there, they could be exported conveniently to the rest of the world market.

The Canadian company that proposed the project, TC Energy (formerly TransCanada), applied for U.S. government approval of the project in 2008, when America was experiencing one of the worst economic recessions in our nation’s history. A study by the Obama administration’s State Department estimated the pipeline would create “3,200 temporary construction jobs directly, 42,000 additional jobs indirectly, and generate over $2 billion in wages.”…

In addition to economic benefits, an increased supply of oil from a friendly ally like Canada will reduce dependency on Russian oil supplies among our energy-deficient European allies. About 30 percent of the European Union’s gas imports and 35 percent of its oil imports come from Russia. Germany, the largest economy in the European Union, is even more vulnerable — 36 percent of its natural gas imports and close to 40 percent of its oil imports come from Russia….

Biden’s decision is an insult to Canada, one of America’s most trusted allies. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau expressed disappointment as the pipeline “supports thousands of jobs on both sides of the border.”

Biden’s decision rewards our enemies like Russia, China, Venezuela and Iran and betrays our allies like Canada and Western Europe. It also rewards a benefactor and friend of the Biden/Obama administration, billionaire Warren Buffet, who stands to make a tidy profit as his dangerous oil tank cars carry the crude the Keystone XL pipeline would have carried safely.

When President Obama announced he was killing the Keystone XL pipeline, he said he was agreeing with the State Department’s assessment that the pipeline from Canada “would not serve the national interests of the United States.” The fact is that it would not have benefitted the personal financial interests of friend and economic mentor, Warren Buffett, who can rest assured oil from Canada and the nearby Bakken formation in North Dakota will continue to be transported by a railroad he owns. As Investor’s Business Daily noted in a 2011 editorial:

Killing the Keystone XL pipeline may help one of the world's richest men get richer. North Dakota's booming oil fields will now grow more dependent on a railroad the president's economic guru just bought….

As oil production ramps up in the Bakken fields of North Dakota, plans to use the pipeline to transport it have been dashed.

As a result, North Dakota's booming oil producers will have to rely even more on the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) railroad, which Buffett just bought, to ship it to refineries.

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe in a deal valuing the railroad at $34 billion. Berkshire Hathaway already owns about 22% of Burlington Northern, and will pay $100 a share in cash and stock for the rest of the company.

When President Obama was first running for office, he publicly declared that Warren Buffet was his prime soure for economic advice. As CNBC noted in July 2008:

Barack Obama calls on Warren Buffett, among others, as he turns his attention to the troubled U.S. economy now that he's returned from his international tour that featured a well-attended speech in Berlin.

In an interview with Tom Brokaw on NBC's Meet the Press over the weekend, Obama said that today he would be "pulling together" some of his "core economic advisers" to "examine the policies that we've already put forward--a middle class tax cut, a second round of stimulus, a effort to shore up the housing market in addition to the bill that was already passed through Congress, what we need to do in terms of energy and infrastructure."

President Obama launched an endless review process that kicked the Keystone oil can down the road until he was ready to kill it, a non-suspicious interval of time having elapsed after economic mentor Warren Buffet would buy the railroad that would replace Keystone XL. So how did Buffett do on his investment and did he profit from buddy Obama’s delaying and then killing the pipeline? Some would say handsomely. As Forbes reported last year:

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His company, Berkshire Hathaway, purchased Burlington Northern Santa Fe for $34 billion four years ago. FORBES estimates its value has doubled since then. Part of the reason: hauling oil out of the Bakken formation of North Dakota.

Doubling a $34 billion investment in just four years is huge. Warren Buffett is a respected investor but it doesn’t hurt to have the ear of the President as he kills off your competition in oil transport. As Investor’s Business Daily editorialized in January:

Keystone XL would bring up to 830,000 barrels of oil per day and directly create 20,000 truly shovel-ready jobs. And it would carry not only Canadian oil, but also oil from the Bakken shale formation of North Dakota.

Even if it carried only Canadian oil to foreign markets, it and the Gulf Coast refineries that would process the oil would be operated not by robots but by American workers. Would President Obama rather live in a world dependent on oil from North America or on oil from the Middle East and OPEC?

President Obama said these would only be temporary jobs. But so are the infrastructure jobs he favors. Building a bridge creates jobs, but are they “temporary” because the bridge will eventually be completed? The workers will simply move on to the next project. So will the Keystone workers, particularly if we remove the restrictions on and animus toward fossil fuel development?

How could it not benefit our national economic and security interest? With a proposed linkup with the booming production in North Dakota, North American energy independence would be assured forever. If we also lifted the ban on exporting crude, the geopolitical stage would experience a seismic shift felt from Riyadh to Moscow as North American crude and liquefied natural gas offered countries a source immune from Middle East eruptions.

Sure gasoline prices have fallen, but largely due to another technology President Obama and his environmentalist base opposed, also for alleged environmental reasons – hydraulic fracturing or “fracking”. When they go up again, and they will, wouldn’t it be nice to keep our petrodollars here at home?

according to her own State Department reviews of Keystone XL, the pipeline project would like have less impact on the environment than the plane she flies around in. As Investor’s Business Daily noted,, Keystone XL would not affect greenhouse gas emissions in any meaningful way:

The State Department also  found it "very unlikely" that the pipeline would affect water quality in any of the four aquifers through which it crossed. It also concluded that along one part of the proposed route, in the case of a large-scale oil spill, "these impacts would typically be limited to within several hundred feet of the release source, and would not affect groundwater." There would be no greater danger than that posed by any of the more than 50,000 existing miles of safely operating pipeline already crisscrossing the U.S., including Nebraska and the Ogallala Aquifer.

As the Heritage Foundation notes, the earlier State Department approval "concluded that the pipeline posed minimal environmental risk to soil, wetlands, water resources, vegetation, fish, and wildlife, and creates few greenhouse-gas emissions. Keystone XL also met 57 specific pipeline safety standard requirements created by the State Department and the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)."

The claim that the oil Keystone XL would transport would be extracted in environmentallydangerous ways was shot down by the, wait for it, State Department which found that the oil would be extracted anyway and sent elsewhere, perhaps to China:

He (Obama) has run out of excuses after yet another State Department review released Friday found that the project would have no real impact on climate change because the Canadian crude ir would transport is going to be extracted from the oil sands if Alberta whether it is built or not.

The review found that the “approval or denial of any single project is unlikely to significantly affect the rate of extraction of the oil in the oil sands, or the refining of heavy crude on the U.S. gulf coast,” a State Department official told reporters Friday. …

The oil will be extracted whether Keystone XL is built or not. The pipeline itself, which will also carry via a link Bakken crude from North Dakota, will create tens of thousands of high-paying union jobs. According to the American Economic Forum, the seven-year delay on Keystone has already cost the American economy $175 billion in lost economic activity.

Yhe 830,000 barrels of crude oil per day from the oil sands of Alberta, Canada, will be produced anyway, so no carbon savings there. Canada has already said if their oil is not allowed to flow south it will flow west to tankers ready to take it to a waiting and energy-hungry China. China is also building a coal-fired plant big enough to power San Diego each week as the Obama administration declares war on coal.

“Make no mistake," Canadian Natural Resources Minister Joe Oliver said in a recent speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, "Canadian resource development and export, including from the oil sands, will continue, Keystone or no Keystone."

Growing economies like China and India are going to need energy and Canada will sell it to them. This is another quid pro quo involving Jo Bide, Hunter Biden and Chiva. Joe Biden once said a rising China is to welcomed

Warren Buffet’s oil tank cars will generate more pollution and death than the Keystone XL pipeline ever could..  A State Department analysis released in June 2014 , rejecting the Keystone XL pipeline project would result in 2.947 injuries and 434 deaths as oil companies shipped their oil by means, including rail, that are demonstrably less-safe than pipelines.

The June State Department analysis cites a recent series of oil train disasters, including one derailment near Lynchburg, Va. that leaked some 30,000 gallons of crude into the James River. In May 2014, six cars of a 100-car Union Pacific crude oil train derailed just west of LaSalle, Colorado, spilling their contents into the countryside.

These derailments weren’t deadly but some are. In July, 2013, a train loaded with North Dakota crude derailed and burned in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, 130 miles east of Montreal. The accident created an inferno of burning crude, killing 47 and incinerating the downtown area.

Casselton, N.D. (pop. 2,400), recently had a near brush with tragedy after a train of tank cars carrying crude oil derailed just outside the town, resulting in fiery explosions and spilling 400,000 gallons of oil into the surrounding area. Had it derailed in the city center, it would have been a major catastrophe.

The danger of rail shipments from Bakken is heightened by the fact that Bakken crude is more flammable than other crude, according to the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA). “The no action alternative of rail is a misguided plan,” froimer PHMSA head Brigham McCown isquoted in the Washington Free Beacon. “Pipelines have proven themselves to be safer, more environmentally friendly, and more cost effective than the alternative.”

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Environmentalists who claim that the Keystone pipeline from Canada represents an unprecedented environmental threat ignore that the pipeline would pose no greater danger than the more than 50,000 existing miles of safely operating pipeline already crisscrossing the U.S.

A 2012 study from the free-market Manhattan Institute, said trains spill 33 times more oil than pipelines. "The evidence is so overwhelming that railroads are far less safe than pipelines," says Charles Ebinger, director of the Brookings Institution's energy security initiative.

And isn’t it curious that as Joe makes war on American energy, his son made millions working for a foreign energy company, Ukraine’s Burisma. Apparently their energy development doesn’t facilitate climate change or pollute the environment. And just where does John Kerry think the aviation fuel for his private jet comes from?

 

              Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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  FAUCI – “GODFATHER” OF GAIN-OF-FUNCTION RESEARCH – BROKE LAW TO FUND WUHAN

 

                                                             By Daniel John Sobieski

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Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul unmasked and undressed Dr. Anthony Fauci at a hearing on Capitol Hill Tuesday about the National Institute of Health's funding of the Wuhan Institute of Virology, from where the Wuhan coronavirus that has killed hundreds of thousands likely escaped  Despite the feckless Fauci’s song-and-dance on funding the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s (WIV) deadly gain-of-function research, the fact is that Fauci fostered and hunded such research here and illegally offshored it to Chinese researchers in Wuhan when the U.S. banned such funding here. As National Review reported:

Paul asked Dr. Fauci if he still supports National Institutes of Health funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where scientists performed gain-of-function research—i.e. making viruses more infectious and/or deadly—on bat coronaviruses. The EcoHealth Alliance diverted $600,000 in grants from the NIH to the WIV in the form of sub-grants from 2014 through 2019, for the purpose of studying bat coronaviruses.

“For years, Dr. Ralph Baric, a virologist in the U.S., has been collaborating with Dr. Shi Zhengli from the Wuhan Virology Institute, sharing his discoveries about how to create superviruses,” Paul said. “This gain-of-function research has been funded by the NIH. … Dr. Fauci, do you still support funding of the NIH lab in Wuhan?”…

The U.S. government has assessed that the WIV was conducting gain-of-function research in some form, reporter Josh Rogin noted in Politico in March. Jamie Metzl, an expert on gene editing for the World Health Organization, has also noted that the WIV performed gain-of-function research….

At least one study conducted at the WIV involving “recombination” of SARS-related coronavirus from bats cites the NIH as a source of funding, Richard Ebright, Board of Governors Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University, noted on Twitter.

Britain’s Cobra commission, equivalent to President Donald J. Trump’s virus task force, has seriously questioned the bat theory as a too convenient explanation pushed by a Chinese government that to this date does not allow outside inspection of the labs which might show their culpability and  criminal negligence in the global pandemic:

American biosecurity expert Professor Richard Ebright, of Rutgers University's Waksman Institute of Microbiology, New Jersey, said that while the evidence suggests Covid-19 was not created in one of the Wuhan laboratories, it could easily have escaped from there while it was being analysed.
Prof Ebright said he has seen evidence that scientists at the Centre for Disease Control and the Institute of Virology studied the viruses with only 'level 2' security – rather than the recommended level 4 – which 'provides only minimal protections against infection of lab workers'.
He added: 'Virus collection, culture, isolation, or animal infection would pose a substantial risk of infection of a lab worker, and from the lab worker then the public.'
He concluded that the evidence left 'a basis to rule out [that coronavirus is] a lab construct, but no basis to rule out a lab accident'."

How could the press not know about the NIH funding and be curious about it? Could the lack of notice and discussion concerning why we were funding the possible if not likely source of a global pandemic was because Dr. Fauci became somewhat of a media favorite after his ambivalence and cautiousness towards President Trump’s virus response initiartives. Fortunately, the Daily Mail has provided us some fascinating information:

The Chinese laboratory at the center of scrutiny over a potential coronavirus leak has been using U.S. government money to carry out research on bats from the caves which scientists believe are the original source of the deadly outbreak.

The Wuhan Institute of Virology undertook coronavirus experiments on mammals captured more than 1,000 miles away in Yunnan which were funded by a $3.7 million grant from the US government.

Sequencing of the COVID-19 genome has traced it back to bats found in Yunnan caves but it was first thought to have transferred to humans at an animal market in Wuhan.

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The revelation that the Wuhan Institute was experimenting on bats from the area already known to be the source of COVID-19 - and doing so with American money - has sparked further fears that the lab, and not the market, is the original outbreak source. …

According to documents obtained by The Mail on Sunday, scientists there experimented on bats as part of a project funded by the US National Institutes of Health, which continues to licence the Wuhan laboratory to receive American money for experiments….

As part of the NIH research at the institute, scientists grew a coronavirus in a lab and injected it into three-day-old piglets.

Say what? We helped fund this monster before it broke out of the lab? And we complain about China lying to us? We have been keeping the truth from ourselves.  What has Dr. Fauci kept quiet about these fascinating factoids? That NIH-funded research into piglets and coronavirus is worth a serious look:

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) (a member of the NIH) actually funded a study on Bat Coronavirus, which was a project that included scientists at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, the Chinese lab at the center of controversy over their bat research. That study confirmed in 2018 that humans have died from coronavirus.

Here’s an excerpt from the April 4, 2018 NIAID website entry entitled “New Coronavirus Emerges From Bats in China, Devastates Young Swine”: “A newly identified coronavirus that killed nearly 25,000 piglets in 2016-17 in China emerged from horseshoe bats near the origin of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV), which emerged in 2002 in the same bat species. The new virus is named swine acute diarrhea syndrome coronavirus (SADS-CoV). It does not appear to infect people, unlike SARS-CoV which infected more than 8,000 people and killed 774. No SARS-CoV cases have been identified since 2004. The study investigators identified SADS-CoV on four pig farms in China’s Guangdong Province. The work was a collaboration among scientists from EcoHealth Alliance, Duke-NUS Medical School, Wuhan Institute of Virology and other organizations, and was funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. The research is published in the journal Nature. The researchers say the finding is an important reminder that identifying new viruses in animals and quickly determining their potential to infect people is a key way to reduce global health threats.”

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Well, the road to pandemic hell was paved with seemingly good intentions, at least on our part. We were not only funding Chinese research on coronaviruses at the Wuhan Institute of Virology but we knew the lab was a leaky, unsafe, ticking time bomb in 2018, according to leaked State Department cables:

Two years before the novel coronavirus pandemic upended the world, U.S. Embassy officials visited a Chinese research facility in the city of Wuhan several times and sent two official warnings back to Washington about inadequate safety at the lab, which was conducting risky studies on coronaviruses from bats….

In January 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Beijing took the unusual step of repeatedly sending U.S. science diplomats to the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), which had in 2015 become China’s first laboratory to achieve the highest level of international bioresearch safety (known as BSL-4). WIV issued a news release in English about the last of these visits, which occurred on March 27, 2018. The U.S. delegation was led by Jamison Fouss, the consul general in Wuhan, and Rick Switzer, the embassy’s counselor of environment, science, technology and health. Last week, WIV erased that statement from its website, though it remains archived on the Internet.

What the U.S. officials learned during their visits concerned them so much that they dispatched two diplomatic cables categorized as Sensitive But Unclassified back to Washington. The cables warned about safety and management weaknesses at the WIV lab and proposed more attention and help. The first cable, which I obtained, also warns that the lab’s work on bat coronaviruses and their potential human transmission represented a risk of a new SARS-like pandemic.

“During interactions with scientists at the WIV laboratory, they noted the new lab has a serious shortage of appropriately trained technicians and investigators needed to safely operate this high-containment laboratory,” states the Jan. 19, 2018, cable, which was drafted by two officials from the embassy’s environment, science and health sections who met with the WIV scientists. …

The Chinese researchers at WIV were receiving assistance from the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch and other U.S. organizations, but the Chinese requested additional help. The cables argued that the United States should give the Wuhan lab further support, mainly because its research on bat coronaviruses was important but also dangerous.

The feckless Fauci, who has lied about masks and everything else, denied funding Wuhan lab research that led to the creation of the Wuhan virus. Yet his long interest in the subject has justifiably led him to be dubbed by Josh Rogin of the Washington Post as the “godfather” of gain-of-function research   

Washington Post columnist Josh Rogin torched the media for staying silent as the coronavirus outbreak developed into a pandemic under Dr. Anthony Fauci’s watch.

In an interview with Megyn Kelly Wednesday, Rogin revealed that scientists who wish to speak out on details of COVID-19 are barred from doing so since research funding comes from organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) which are influenced or run by Fauci.

"I often talk to scientists who say the same thing, that say, ‘Listen, we really want to speak out about this, but we can’t do it. Why can’t we do it? Well, we get all of our funding from NIH, or NIAID… which is run by Dr. Fauci,'" he said on Kelly’s podcast. "And so we can’t say anything like ‘Oh, gain-of-function research might be dangerous, or it might have come from a lab, because we’re going to lose our careers, we’re going to lose our funding, we’re not going to be able to do the work.'"

Gain-of-function research, which puts pressure on the transmissibility and mutation of pathogens, was advanced five years prior to the coronavirus outbreak in China’s Wuhan Institute of Virology–which receives funds to conduct related research from the National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) which is overseen by Fauci.

"The head of the funding, the head of the entire field, really, is Anthony Fauci," he said. "He’s the godfather of gain-of-function research as we know it. That, again, just what I said right there, is too hot for TV because people don’t want to think about the fact that our hero of the pandemic… might also have been connected to this research, which might also have been connected to the outbreak."

Certainly Facebook and Twitter don’t want anyone to talk about anything but World Health Organization drivel about the Wihan virus. Criticism of feckless Fauci and China wil get you posts deleed and you accounts canceled. Yet even some interesting sources have taken notice. FNC's Tucker Carlson recently discussed a piece by former NYT Science editor Nicholas Wade which suggests that the Wuhan coronavirus likely escaped from a laboratory where gain-of-function research was being done. If this is true, Carlson suggested, there should be a criminal investigation:

It’s an amazing story. It is a shocking story. In a functional country, there would be a criminal investigation into Tony Fauci’s role in the COVID pandemic that has killed millions and halted our country, changing it forever. So why isn’t there a criminal investigation into Tony Fauci’s role in this pandemic?

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Good question. And the fact is, as the Gateway Pundit observes, “Dr. Fauci Likely Broke US Regulations and US Law When He Funded Wuhan Lab to Continue Coronavirus Projects That Were Banned in US in 2014”

A month ago we reported that Chinese Doctor Shi Zhengli was part of a team working on a coronavirus project jointly with US doctors in 2014 before it was shut down by the DHS for being too risky.

After the US research project was shut down, Dr. Shi continued her coronavirus research in Wuhan, China.

Doctor Shi Zhengli from China was part of a team, including Doctor Ralph S. Baric from North Carolina, that published an article in a 2015 edition of Nature Medicine.

In the article they discussed bat coronaviruses that showed potential for human emergence. The article was published in 2015.

This report was published shortly after their project was defunded by the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

The HHS in 2014 sent a letter to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where they announced they were going to defund the program.

Dr. Ralph S. Baric was identified in the letter.

After the work stopped in the US, the Chinese moved forward with the project and ran research and development in Wuhan at the Wuhan Virology Center. From Shi Zhengli’s papers and resume, it is clear that they successfully isolated the coronavirus in the lab and were actively experimenting with species to species transmission.

Now we can report that the leader of the US task force overseeing the country’s response to the China coronavirus, Dr. Tony Fauci, was the one who funded the Wuhan bat virus work and kept it going.

If these research projects were banned in the US was it legal and appropriate for Dr. Fauci and NIAID to use taxpayer dollars to continue to fund the research in Wuhan, China?

Was Dr. Fauci ever going to explain his conflict of interest?

Apparently not, Fauci used grants and sub-contractors to fund dangerous research that has ended up killining millions, research banned in the U.S. Fauci circumvented U.S. regulations and las, arguably breaking them  He may not onlt be a serial fraud and liar, but a mass murderer as well. So why indeed isn’t there a criminal investigation into Tony Fauci’s role in this pandemic?

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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 ARIZONA FORENSIC AUDIT MAY REVEAL FACEBOOK, ZUCKERBERG ELECTION MEDDLING

 

                                                             By Daniel John Sobieski

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The Democrats are howling about the forensic audit of the votes cast in Arizona’s Maricopa County, or allegedly cast, in the 2020 presidetial election. Methinks they doth protest too much, their angst revelatory of a concern that statistical anomalies and curious events will be proven to be deliberate election tampering. If the 2020 election was conducted fairlt, as they insist, then there sgould be no gear. So what are they afraid of?

We all remember how Fox News made a curious early election night call of Arizona for Joe Biden with few actual votes cast while withholding judgment on Florida despite a seemingly insurmountable Trump lead. It was the first sign that something was not quite right even bfore a number of key states suspiciously stopped counting votes and huge vlocks of Biden votes aooeared out of the ether to blow away Trump’s leads and give basement Biden more votes than Barack Hussein Obama.

Nationwide we witnessed ballots being opulled from suitcases under tables and unloaded from vans that were supposed to be delivering pizza to election worker while Republican poll watchers were locked our and sometimes rhrown out of ballt counting rooms. Ballot harvesting and randomlt appearing voter drop boxes made a mockery of the ballot chain of custody that is so important. And who needs signature verification on absentee ballots anyway? Nothing to see hear, so nove on.

In Maricopa County, basement Biden pulled off an election miracle and he pulled it off wuth the help of election meddling from Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberj. As the investigative think tank Capital Research Center reported:

Perhaps the biggest underreported story of 2020 was how one billionaire, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, joined with a sleepy Chicago-based 501(c)(3) public charity to effectively privatize the election in many states. .    

Meet the Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL), which funneled an unprecedented $350 million from Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, to local elections officials for COVID-19 “relief.” In a blink, CTCL grew from almost nothing—its 2018 revenues were just $1.4 million—to a titan with the means to heavily influence election outcomes in favor of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in key battleground states….

By any normal metric, Arizona should have been an easy win for Trump, even a blowout….

Enter CTCL, which made grants to nine Arizona counties just prior to the 2020 election, five of which have been confirmed by CRC to total just over $5 million.

Biden won just 5 of Arizona’s 15 counties, accounting for 85 percent of his overall votes in the state and almost 80 percent of Arizona’s entire population. CTCL funded 4 of the 5 counties Biden won. The exception was little Santa Cruz County on the U.S.-Mexico border….

Only one county in the state flipped in 2020: Maricopa County, which narrowly broke for Biden by 50.3 percent to 48.1 percent. Maricopa County gave Biden 1,040,774 votes (62 percent of his statewide total), miraculously doubling Clinton’s 2016 figures.

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In 2016, Trump won Maricopa 49.1 percent to 45.7 percent with 590,465 votes. Yet he lost the county in 2020, despite winning an additional 405,000 votes, bringing his total to 995,665 votes (59.9 percent of his statewide total).

CTCL gave Maricopa County elections officials close to $3 million, or $1.80 for every Biden vote in the jurisdiction. Centered on Phoenix, Maricopa is the fourth most populous county in America and the largest in Arizona, containing roughly 62 percent of the state’s population and over 60 percent of its registered voters.

Biden had no visible campaign in Arizona and never left his basement to go there. This is unexplainable except by the presence of election meddling and tampering. Where Zuckerberg’s $3 million went in Maricopa Countyand how it was used is unknown and should be investigated. But it won’t be by Biden’s DOJ which has sent Arizona a threatening letter suggesting the audit itself constitutes voter intimidation and election onterference. Certainly the Maricopa County Board of Supervisers has been fighting the audit tooth and nail. Jim Hoft over at Gateway Pundit has some ideas of what yoy might find if you followed Zuckerberg’s money:

Not only doesn’t the public have a clue who actually accepted the $2,995,921 in Zuckerbucks in Maricopa, but it also doesn’t know what, exactly, they did with it! New drop boxes? Election software? New Dominion hardware? IT specialists?  Election Judge subsidies? Absentee ballot van deliveries late at night? Blank absentee ballot print jobs? Who knows!  

Does it really make sense that the Blue Wave didn’t happen, that no GOP legislature was flipped, that the GOP actually gained one governor in Montana, that the GOP majority in the Senate held, that the Republican majority in the Senate majority in the Senate held, that Nancy Pelosi’s majority in the House was cut to pieces and may yet be lost based on recounts, and yet Trump, the leader of this pack, somehow alone did not manage to survive. Isn’t it odd that voters that would keep their GOP Senator or flip their district from Dem to GOP would also vote for that socialist sock puppet Joe Biden?

In Nevada, CTCL aooarently worked another electoral miracle in a state where mil-in ballots are the norm but whether the voters are real, alive or in0state is often unknown. Consider the Common Core math which gave basement Biden a key victory:

Biden scored an additional 165,733 votes over Clinton’s 2016 figures, an increase of 30.8 percent, giving him a 33,596 vote lead over Trump.

That’s utterly extraordinary. Trump improved his total vote share in the state by only 2 percent, but that belies the fact that he had the largest increase in votes in Nevada history—beaten only by Biden’s miraculous trove of largely mail-in votes….

Democratic strategy in Nevada comes down to racking up large turnout in two left-wing strongholds: Clark County, centered on Las Vegas, and Washoe County, home to Reno….

Enter CTCL and $2.7 million in grants split between just two Nevada counties, Clark ($2,394,036) and Washoe ($277,479)—the only two counties Biden won in the Silver State.

Washoe and Clark Counties, the state’s most populous spots, accounted for 92.4 percent of Biden’s overall votes in Nevada. They also contain roughly 89 percent of the state’s population.

CTCL spent $4.59 per Biden voter in Clark County. That’s $1.06 for every man, woman, and child living there.

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There are no sure things in Las Vegas but the 2020 vote in Nevada for Biden was as close as you can get. CTCL placed just two bets with its “Zuckerbucks” as they have come to be known and came up winners both times. What a coincidence. The Democrats are hoping for dear life that what happened politically in Vegas stays in Vegas. It may not and already we kno w lot about Favebook’s and Zuckerberg’s election  meddling on behalf of Joe Biden and the Democrats thanks to a report from  the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project:

A new report by a national public interest law firm alleges that some $500 million donated by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was used to violate election laws by providing funds to Democrat-dominated municipalities and their elections efforts for the benefit of Joe Biden….

The 39-page report compiled by the Thomas More Society’s Amistad Project claimed that the bulk of $500 million from Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, went to the previously little-known leftist nonprofit Center for Tech and Civic Life.

Although listed as a nonpartisan organization, the CTCL funded ballot collection sites in traditionally Democrat dominated jurisdictions and “considered state election integrity laws as obstacles and nuisances to be ignored or circumvented, ” states the authors.

“The provision of Zuckerberg-CTCL funds allowed these Democrat strongholds to spend roughly $47 per voter, compared to $4 to $7 per voter in traditionally Republican areas of the state (of Wisconsin),” the report stated. “Moreover, this recruiting of targeted jurisdictions for specific government action and funding runs contrary to legislative election plans and invites government to play favorites in the election process.

Zuckerberg and Facebook played favorites and targeted their get-out-the-vote money on Democrat strongholds in key battleground states to increase Democrat turnout for Joe Biden. So, hail to the thief. Biden knew he didn’t have yo campaign. Biden knew the fix was in and the likes of Facbook and Mark Zuckerberg would carry him over the finish line.

And of course the Democrat devils, including Zuckerberg and Facebook, went down to Georgia and did their election tampering on behalf of Joe Biden and the Democrats there, expertly exposed by an analysis by Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center in Washington, D.C., in The Federalist:

Imagine if a billionaire of conservative or libertarian leanings—Charles Koch, say—had given $350 million to a nonprofit run by Republican operatives who previously worked at a “dark money” outfit tied to Karl Rove where they trained digital activists and campaign workers.

Then imagine this nonprofit group re-granted the millions of dollars to local election officials to “help” them carry out the 2020 election—buying drop boxes for ballots, hiring temporary staff, conducting “voter education,” and the like….

As I testified Friday to the Georgia state Senate, the Georgia data are startling....

Nine out of ten of CTCL’s largest known grants went to counties Joe Biden won.

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Of the ten counties with the greatest shifts to the Democratic presidential candidate (comparing 2016 to 2020 votes), nine received CTCL grants.

These nine grantees averaged a 13.7 percent shift toward the Democrat. Two, Cobb and Gwinnett, were among the four counties that delivered Biden the most votes.

CTCL funded all four counties that provided Biden 100,000 or more votes.

And CTCL funded those four counties lavishly. Per capita, they received between $4.38 and $10.47 for every man, woman, and child.

Biden carried 33 counties that delivered him 10,000 or more votes. CTCL funded 70 percent of them….

Totaling votes in all 44 counties CTCL funded, the Republican presidential vote rose 207,000 over the last election. The Democratic presidential vote jumped by 530,000, or more than two-and-a-half times the Republican rise.

That is how you buy elections. That is how you rig elections. That is how you steal elections. Run this through your fact-checker, Zuckerberg.  The likes of Zuckerberg and Gacebook are greater threats to our democracy than Vladimir Putin could ever dream of being.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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          FACEBOOK PROFITS FROM HUMAN TRAFFICKING WHILE BANNING TRUMP

 

                                                             By Daniel John Sobieski

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For the Facebook Advisory Board to continue the ban on President Donald J. Trump posting content on Facebook and Instagram, while Facebook accepts ad revenue and content from drug and human traffickers who funneled kids into the Biden administration’s unsafe and unsanitary kid cages along our border with Mexico, is the height of hypocrisy and pulls the curtain back and shows Mark Zuckerberg more interested in power and profit than protecting people from harm/ As Fox Business reported the dictatorial decision:

"The Board has upheld Facebook’s decision on January 7, 2021, to restrict then-President Donald Trump’s access to posting content on his Facebook page and Instagram account," the board announced Wednesday morning….

The board noted that heads of state and other high officials of government can have "a greater power to cause harm than other people."

"If a head of state or high government official has repeatedly posted messages that pose a risk of harm under international human rights norms, Facebook should suspend the account for a period sufficient to protect against imminent harm," the board said. "Suspension periods should be long enough to deter misconduct and may, in appropriate cases, include account or page deletion."

Say what? Facebook’s restrictions began the day after President Trump’s posy-election protest rally on January 6 and the subsequent planned assault on the Capitol that the FBI knew was coming and which had nothing to do with President Trump’s remarks at the rally.

The “mostly peaceful” protests in Washington, D.C., as liberals described the year-long Antifa and BLM riots they cheered on on in Portland, Seattle, Minneapolis and other Democratic run cities, gave some the excuse to storm the capitol with tragic results. Like the Big Lie spread about President Donald J. Trump after Charlottesville that he said white supremacists were “fine people” another lie has sprung forth that he incited some of the 75 million Americans who were disenfranchised by a stolen election to riot. He did neither such thing.

Democrats and their wholly-owned media chant that by reciting allegedly false claims about election fraud, Trump incited his crowd to storm the capitol. Legal scholar and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who defended Trump during his first impeachment, says there is a big and constitutionally protected difference between advocacy and incitement to riot and that Trump did no such thing.. He would defend Trump again, said Dershowitz:

“It would be my honor if asked to defend the constitution once again against unconstitutional attempts to weaponize impeachment for partisan purposes,” Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz said that what Trump said during the rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol was protected by the First Amendment and is, therefore, not an impeachable offense.

“Everything he said was fully protected by the First Amendment and cannot be deemed an impeachable offense,” he said. “To impeach him for a protected speech would violate both the First Amendment and the impeachment clause.”

This is what Trump really said, after reciting a list of documented unconstitutional election law changes, vote tampering, manipulation and fraud, as reported by the Palm Beach Post:

"And after this, we're going to walk down there, and I'll be there with you, we're going to walk down ... to the Capitol and we are going to cheer on our brave senators and congressmen and women," Trump told the crowd. "And we're probably not going to be cheering so much for some of them. Because you'll never take back our country with weakness. You have to show strength and you have to be strong."…

"We will never give up. We will never concede. It doesn't happen. You don't concede when there's theft involved," Trump said. "Our country has had enough. We're not going to take it anymore."…

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e further said: "You're the real people. You're the people that built this nation. You're not the people that tore down this nation."

The president did also say: "I know that everyone here will soon be marching over to the Capitol building to peacefully and patriotically make your voices heard."

And he added in a bit of irony: "Now it is up to Congress to confront this egregious assault on our democracy."

“Peacefully and patriotically” are not words you gears when progressives formed their “resistance” against Trump or as our cities burned in Antifa and BLM led riots. The George Floyd/BLM protests cost 1-2 billion dollars in damage. They protested in over 140 Cities. Dozens of people died and over 14,000 were arrested, a federal courthouse in Portland was burned, as well as a historic church in Washington, D.C. but only the Capitol Hill protestors threatened our democracy. According to Facebook, Donald J. Trump is the real threat to our democracy, and caused “harm” by inciting the deplorable bitter-clingers to rioy.  Really?.

You would never know that the only person killed on Jan. 6 was an unarmed female Trump supporter. And the syory, not fact-checked by Facebook, CNN or MSNBC that a cop was bludgeoned to death by a Trump mob with a fire extinguisher was a big lie. The officer in question died of natural causes, most likely a stroke, according to post-mortems.

While citing Jan. 6 as the reason fron its Trump ban and the harm he can do, Facebook ignores its own perfidy which has contributed to many deaths and billions in property damage here and abroad. It has not taken down the incitements and fact-deprived falsehoods of Rep. Maxine Watters, Louis Farakhan, Black Lives Matter and Antifia. Allowing the latter to communicate and foment civil unrest on its social media platform. It has helped make itself and the human trafficking drug cartels it aids ad abets rich. Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R) has accused Facebook of being complicit in and profiting from illegal border crossings and human trafficking bu Mexican cartels. According to a report in the Floriduan:

Florida Rep. Kat Cammack (R) has been critical of the Biden Administration’s response to growing concerns at the southern border. In a recent letter directed to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, the Florida lawmaker accused the social media company of being “complicit in illegal border crossings through ads on its site.”

In a recent interview with Fox News’ Evening Edit, Rep.Cammack further explained the reason behind the letter, commenting that “when I was at the border, I talked to several foreign nationals – some that were teenagers, some that we’re adults, some that were, honestly, little kids – and repeatedly I kept hearing that they found out how to come to the United States illegally through Facebook.” To further investigate what she had been told, Cammack said, “I started doing some basic searches on my phone, and, low and behold, there are not only private groups and public groups set up to entice people and teach people how to come to the United States illegally but there are active advertisements that Facebook is hosting on their platform encouraging people.”

In the letter, Cammack cites a recent visit to McAllen, Texas, where she and a group of lawmakers went to meet with Border Patrol Agents.

“Among other issues, I was informed that cartels and human smugglers, also known as coyotes, use Facebook to post paid advertisements that encourage foreign nationals to cross the United States border illegally,” Cammack wrote. She explains that she “heard from migrants who had been smuggled into the U.S. by the cartels that they had not only seen advertisements on Facebook but they had used the platform to arrange payments for illicit smuggling services and other logistical details.”

Facebook is aiding and abetting a human tragedy of insane proportions and jeopardizing U.S. national security. Thanks to Biden’s open border policies, human traffickers and the drug cartels have free reign and a social platform to aid them in bringing deadly drugs and abused and exploited migrants to the United States. The families of these so-called “unaccompanied minors” ae extorted for tens of thousands of dollars and if they don’t pay up, the families of these children will be harmed, even killed. The traffickers, cartels and Facebook are all getting rich

has been knocked off the Internet by the politically connected Big Tech tyrants Amazon, Google, Facebook, and Twitter.  Big Tech would and has squelched every competitor just as they have silenced, censored and fact-checked, the voices of millions banned from speaking on social media, as is their president, banned from connecting and communicating with their peers. Orwell’s “1984” was supposed to be a warning but for the likes of Jack Dorsey, who has repeatedly lied to Congress, and Mark Zuckerberg, who sees himself as the arbiter of truth, endangering our lives by censoring the China virus debate and threatening our freedoms by supporting censorship and lockdowns,it has become an instruction guide.  One by one they are knocking us off social media, those who won’t submit to the increasingly mandated group think. They preach unity. They seek subservience.

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Donald Trump was first elected because he heard and listened to and became the voice of the forgotten American. The Washington swamp, which he pledged to drain and which is now reaching flood stage, was not amused and rose up to destroy him and all who dared ro support him. His supporters were mocked as deplorable and irredeemable, bitter clingers clinging to their dangerous and bigoted religion, rubes in flyover country who were supposed to just shut up pay their taxes, and stream propaganda on Netflix. Many who now allegedly cherish a peaceful transfer of power sat silently or were complicit as the outgoing Obama administration spied on the incoming Trump administration and conspired to overturn it through phony charges of Russian collusion using a fake dossier paid for by his political opponents, the Democratic National Committee   and Hillary Clinton. They sat silent or were complicit in a phony impeachment over a Ukraine phone call even as the Ukraine corruption of the Bidens was ignored. Within hours of Trump’s 2016 election, the Washington Compost was headlining that his impeachment had already  begun. Peaceful trasition? “Peaceful protestors” rioted during his inauguration, in one famous incident setting a limo ablaze that was owned by an immigrant small businessman. Now they want to impeach Trump again so he can't run again in 2024 this time for inciting a riot he did not incite.

In the age before cable, there was an iconic sci-fi program called The Outer Limits whose opening featured a series of test patterns, flickering screens and a narrator who solemnly intoned, “Do not attempt to adjust your television set. We will control all that you see and hear.” Today that is a chilling reality as social media giants like Twitter routinely censor what people can see and hear on their sites.

Twitter and the other social media giants need to know that George Orwell’s “1984” was a warning, not a technical manual.  Its insidious form of censorship goes beyond what even Big Brother could have dreamt of. And constituted an in-kind political contribution to the Democrats and the Biden campaign. Meanwhile Joe Biden hid in his basement, knowing the fix was in.

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Media and big tech controlled what we saw and heard. Now they want to control everything we say and who we can say it to. They ban President Trump from social media. They hide the Hunter Biden scandal. They shut down the social media account of the New York Post. They control who we can talk to, what we can say, and even to a certain extent what we are allowed to think and believe.

The vendetta, the purge and the retribution have begun. People are being fired for wearing MAGA hats, for having been at a Trump rally or expressing support on social media. Liberals in and out of Congress have called for denying Trump supporters sets in Congress, business contracts, or jobs in government and the private sector. There have been calls for compiling lists  of Trump supporters to isolate them, reeducate them and punish them  

These are the 200,000 people who peacefully assembled in Washington D.C. to hear the president 75 million of them voted for document and condemn their disenfranchisement. Perhaps we should call then the silenced   majority. Now voiceless and voteless, they have seen their constitutional rights stripped from them under the guise of fighting a virus that escaped from a China lab and allowed by China to spread worldwide. They have lost their freedom of religion, their freedom of speech, their freedom of assembly, and forget freedom of the press. They are the new huddled masses, yearning to breathe free.

They are now the resistance to tyranny.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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BLACK LIVES ELIJAH LAFRANCE, 3, AND JASLYN ADAMS, 7, DON’T MATTER TO LEBRON JAMES

 

                                                             By Daniel John Sobieski

 

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Their lives don’t matter to LeBron James, noted apologist for and profiteer from Chinese Communist genocide and repression of minorities. because they weren’t killed by a white cop but rather by black thugs or what Joe Biden once called “predators” The NBA star, blessed with a massive physique and the ability to put a ball through a hoop with some regularity, has used the forum and the audience his stardom has bestowed on him only to condemn and target white cops who risk their lives to save black lives by shooting black criminals, while blithely and somewhat hypocritically ignoring the carnage that kills such innocent black lives.

LeBron, who o doubt has his own armed security in addition to what the NBA and its franchise cities provide for their fans, venues, and players attacked and marked for assassination a Columbus, Ohio, cop who wasn’t “woke” enough to allow a black teen to murder another black teen and instead made the split-second decision to save the innocent black teen from an assault with a deadly weapon. As Fox News reported:

LeBron James accused of inciting violence with 'YOU'RE NEXT' tweet targeting Ohio police officer

Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James faced intense backlash Wednesday over a now-deleted tweet targeting a Columbus, Ohio, police officer involved in the shooting death of 16-year-old Ma'Khia Bryant.

Bodycam footage released late Tuesday showed Bryant being shot as she was attacking another Black teen with a knife.

James suggested that the police shooting was unjustified coming on the heels of the conviction of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin on murder and manslaughter charges in the death of George Floyd.

YOU’RE NEXT #ACCOUNTABILITY," the NBA icon wrote with an hourglass emoji over an image of one of the officers at the scene of Bryant's shooting. James was accused by critics of leveraging his massive Twitter following to target the officer.

"Lebron James is inciting violence against an Ohio police officer. This is disgraceful and dangerous. Is the NBA okay with this? Is Twitter?" Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., asked.

After deleting the tweet calling for a cop’s death, in another tweet King James then opined:

“I’m so damn tired of seeing black people killed by police. I took the tweet down because it’s being used to create more hate – This isn’t about one officer. It’s about the entire system and they always use our words to create more racism. I am so desperate for more ACCOUNTABILITY.

Sorry, LeBron, but your own words condemn you  Your tweet wasn’t misinterpreted or misused. You are the racist, condemning a white cop who saved a black teen’s life simply because of the color of his skin. It is rge kind of black-on-black crime that plagues the African-American community and which he and Black Lives Matter routinely ignores The next time you Lakers play the Bulls in Chicago LeBron, perhaps you can visit the grieving family og 7-year-old-Jaslyn Adams, ginned down by a gang-banger at a Chicago fast-food drive-through. As the New York Post reported:

A 7-year-old girl died and her father was wounded after they were shot at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Chicago on Sunday, a report said.

The child, identified by police as Jaslyn, and her 28-year-old dad, Jontae Adams, were in a car outside the fast food restaurant in the city’s Homan Square neighborhood when two gunmen opened fire on them, the Chicago Sun-Times reported, citing police and a worker.

Jaslyn was struck several times in the shooting at about 4:20 p.m. She was taken to Stroger Hospital, but could not be saved, the newspaper reported.

Her father was hit in the torso and hospitalized in stable condition.

A McDonald’s worker told the publication that two people exited a gray car and began shooting at Adams’ vehicle.

No arrests have been made. Police believe the violence may be gang-related, the report said.

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Sice that report, two black males,  Demond Goudy, 20, and Maruion Lewis, 18, have been arrested by police for Jasslyn’s murder. The first item of note that in most news accounts neither suspect is identified as African-American. If they were white church-goers it would be headlined and you could measure the reaction on the Richter scale. And just suppose a white cop had encountered either or both of these fine young gentlemen in a Chicago alley  and shot them thinking they had a gin. A second Chicago fire would have resulted.

One of the two suspects was out on bail, but does LeBron care? As the Chicago Tribune reports:

One of two shooters opened fire “not once but twice” at a car in a McDonald’s drive-thru, killing 7-year-old Jaslyn Adams and wounding her father on the West Side earlier this month, prosecutors said Friday.

Demond Goudy, 21, who was on bond for four separate felony cases at the time of the shootings, appeared before Cook County Judge David Navarro, who denied bail during a lengthy hearing audio streamed live on YouTube.

Demond Goudy, 21, who was on bond for four separate felony cases at the time of the shootings, appeared before Cook County Judge David Navarro, who denied bail during a lengthy hearing audio streamed live on YouTube.

Say what? A gang-banger with four felony warrats is allowed to roam Chicago streets and kill black children? Where is LeBron James? Where is Black Lives Matter? And it was gang-related, LeBron, gang related.  No white cops were involved, except for those who respond to the black-on-black gang crime in cities like Chicago. Nor were there any vigils, no riots, no visits by Al Sharpton or any pompous racist tweets by NBA stars who must have their jock strap on too tight.

Nor was LeBron concerned about the murder by a black gang-banging thug of 3-year-old Eljah La France at kis birthday party. As Fox News reported:

A three-year-old boy was shot and killed at a birthday party in Florida Saturday evening, authorities said.

Officers responded to a ShotSpotter alert at a residence in Miami-Dade County and found the boy, Elijah LaFrance, suffering from an apparent gunshot wound, according to a statement by the Miami-Dade Police Department. LaFrance was rushed to an area hospital, where he died from his injuries….

The property was an Airbnb rental, which was booked to host the party, according to WFOR-TV. The station reported that the shooting occurred following an altercation outside the residence.

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Contrary to the lies coming ftom LeBron James and his “woke” progressive friends, blacks are not being hunted down and killed by cops in a systemically racist America. They are being killed by other blacks, often young men raised without fargers. Ironically, one of he founding dogmas of Black Lives Matter is the destruction of the nuclear family.Does LeBron support that? Like most  leftists, LeBron prefers ot to deal with the systemic societal rot caused by urban blacks trapped in Democratic-run urnan plantations.

Not only are the cops not waging war on black America but it is the war on cops waged by LeBron and others that has increased the body count in our nation’s cities. Cops have decided in large numbers that enforcing the law in high crime areas is simply not woerg it and are retiring, pulling back, or not becoming cops in the first place. As Heather Macdonald of the Manhattan Institute, the falsehoods on this subject have grown so pervasive that it is black lies that matter more. According to MacDonald, who has looked at the facts and crunched the numbers:

Heather MacDonald is the author of “The War on Cops” and “The Diversity Delusion”. After the initial Ferguson Riots and the birth of the “Black Lives Matter” movement, she coined the term “Ferguson Effect” to describe the deadly effect BLM and de-policing have on vulnerable minority communities. Since the George Floyd riots, the murder rates in US cities have spiked an average of 30%. Gateway Pundit spoke to Heather MacDonald about the Derek Chauvin trial and what it will mean for the US in the future….

The “Ferguson Effect” refers to the twin phenomena of officers backing off from discretionary proactive enforcement under the accusation that such enforcement is racist, and the resulting emboldening of criminals.  The first iteration of the Ferguson Effect in 2015 and 2016, following the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, led to the largest two year increase in homicides in 50 years. Another 2000 blacks died of homicide over those two years compared to the benchmark of 2014.

The George Floyd Effect dwarfs anything seen so far.  2020 saw the largest percentage increase in homicides in U.S. history.  Over 2000 more blacks have been killed in drive-by shootings in 2020 compared to the already high benchmark of 2019.  When final tallies come in, there will likely have been about 8500 black homicide victims in 2020, more than all white and Hispanic homicide victims combined, even though blacks are only 12% of the U.S. population.

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Four dozen black children were gunned down fatally in 2020 in their beds, living rooms, and front porches; at birthday parties and barbecues; while sitting in their parents’ car. Not a single one of those child victims drew a protest from Black Lives Matter activists because their killers were all black. Likewise, the vast majority of black adult homicide victims are killed by other blacks, which is why they are ignored by the media and by left-wing politicians.

The police could end all fatal shootings tomorrow and it would have a negligible impact on the black death by homicide rate. Every year the police kill about 1000 people, the vast majority of whom are armed and dangerous. Whites make up about 50% of those police-shooting victims; blacks about 23-25%–again, almost all those police-shooting victims posing a violent threat to the officer or to bystanders. In 2020, the police fatally shot 18 allegedly “unarmed” blacks (and 24 “unarmed” whites)—unarmed being defined liberally to include suspects grabbing the officer’s gun or fleeing in a stolen car with a loaded revolver on the seat next to them.  Those 18 “unarmed” blacks make up .2% of black homicide victims in 2020, and a percentage of the 40 million black US population too small to calculate.

There you hacw it LeBrin, the game stats frim the game you and others have bee playing None of you care abot the black lives of Elijah Lafrance and Jaslyn Adams and what and who is killing them.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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                 IMPEACH MAXINE WATERS, DEMS,  FOR INCITING RIOTS, NOT DONALD TRUMP

 

                                                             By Daniel John Sobieski

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Fresh from the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump for the alleged incitement of the Jan. 6 assault on the Capitol, veteran inciter of riots and criminal confrontation, Rep. Maxine Waters of the People’s Republic of California travels to Minnesota where, hypocritically under police escort, she urges rioters to keep on rioting. After all, maybe VP Kamala Harris can set up another fund to bail them out should they be briefly arrested. She is the leaders of the party of riots. As Townhall.com reports:

As Katie (Pavlich) reported earlier today, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), a sitting member of Congress, took to the streets in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, where she called on riots to continue. She did so in the dead of the night, knowingly breaking curfew and encouraging others to do the same. As Hannah Nightingale with the Post Millennial reported, sure enough, something came of that. A news release from the Minnesota National Guard alerted that the Minnesota National Guardsmen security team were fired upon at about 4:19am, local time.

The Minnesota riots started after drug-infused George Floyd died ressisting arrest, intensified after yet another young black male, 20-year-old Daunte Wright, wanted on a warrant, resisted arrest and was accidentally shot by a police officer who thought she was grabbing her taser. But the facts, and the presumption of innocence diesn’t matter to Maxine Waters, who cried for vigilante justice:

"I know this, we've got to stay in the streets," Rep. Waters said as she took to the streets. "We are looking for a guilty verdict."

Should they not get the verdict they are looking for, Waters insisted people double down on their efforts. "If nothing does not happen then we have to not only stay in the streets but we have to fight for justice," the congresswoman said. "I am very hopeful and I hope that we are going to get a verdict that is guilty, guilty, guilty and if we don't, we cannot go away."

Rep. Waters had also said that people have "got to stay on the street and get more active, more confrontational. They’ve got to know that we mean business."

Former Trump United Nations envoy and former acting Director of National Intelligence Richard Grenell has noted the obvious, that as Democrats try to weaponize political speeches such as President Trump’s January 6 address to followers, they need to be held accountable for their own rhetoric that has inspired Antifa and BLM-led riots, rriots which they supported, cheered on, even aided and abetted financially, starting with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris. In a tweet Grenell noted:

If @KamalaHarris supported domestic terrorists during the 2020 election then she must be impeached when she takes office.

We must not have someone in office who actively promoted the financing of domestic terror.

Indeed, we must not. “Peacefully and patriotically,” as President Trump urged his supporters to acy, are not words you heard when progressives like Kamala Harris formed their “resistance” against Trump or as our cities burned in Antifa and BLM led riots. The George Floyd/BLM protests cost 1-2 billion dollars in damage. They protested in over 140 Cities. Dozens of people died and over 14,000 were arrested, a federal courthouse in Portland was burned, as well as a historic church in Washington, D.C. but only the Capitol Hill protestors threatened our democracy. And Kamala Harris was cheering them on and helping to bail them out of jail.

President Trump gave a fiery political speech on Jan’ 6, but he has done so at scores of political rallies to over a million supporters, none off whom afterwards stormed government buildings, assaulted elected official and cops, damaged and burned down businesses. No one died at or after any of Trump’s campaign rallies.

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Riddle me this, Trump impeachment advocates. How could the storming of the Capitol been a spontaneous reaction to Trump’s words when an FBI report says it knew the day before extremists were planning such an attack and were in their way:

A new report claims that the Federal Bureau of Investigation knew one day prior that extremists were planning to infiltrate the Jan. 6 protests in Washington, D.C., that ended in rioting at the U.S. Capitol.

 According to The Washington Post, a report from the FBI office in Norfolk, Virginia, contradicts claims that there had been no warnings of the violence that seemed to take Capitol police by surprise.

The FBI warning was reportedly contained in an “internal document” that was issued out the day before the Capitol incursion.

“As of 5 January 2021, FBI Norfolk received information indicating calls for violence in response to ‘unlawful lockdowns’ to begin on 6 January 2021 in Washington, D.C.,” the document allegedly said.

Riddle me this as well, Trump haters. Nobody ever leaves aTrump rally early. So how ould a riot at the Capitol begin 20 minutes before Trump stopped speaking:

The New York Times compiled video footage with time stamps to document nearly every moment of Jan. 6 siege of the Capitol building in Washington D.C.

The timeline shows that the violence at the Capitol building began 20 minutes before Trump finished his speech that Wednesday afternoon.

The vital events of that day took place in an approximately two hour period from roughly 1 pm to after 3 pm.

The President delivered a speech to his supporters at a rally dubbed the "Save America March," from the ellipse in front of the White House. The speech lasted about an hour.

Roughly 20 minutes before the end of his speech is when scuffles began to break out between protesters and police on Capitol Hill, according to the NYT's timeline.

Police could be seen about 1 pm holding off groups of violent protesters pushing up against the thin police line in front of the Capitol steps. This was when the first police barriers were reportedly breached by the mob. 

Kamala Harris looked at the tear-long 2020 carnage, the attacks on federal buildings, and the riotous anarchy approvingly and noted they would and should continue. As PJ Media reported:

In June 2020, in the aftermath of the nationwide rioting following the death of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, Kamala Harris even gleefully predicted that the protests, during which rioting and looting occurred, wouldn’t end, telling Stephen Colbert, host of The Late Show, that they shouldn’t end.

“They’re not going to stop. They’re not going to stop,” she told him. “This is a movement, I’m telling you. They’re not gonna stop. And everyone beware because they’re not gonna stop. They’re not gonna stop before Election Day and they’re not going to stop after Election Day. And everyone should take note of that. They’re not gonna let up and they should not.”

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That, ladies and gentlemen, the only two genders there are, is what you call an incitement to riot As I’ve written previously, legal scholar and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who defended Trump during his first impeachment, says there is a big and constitutionally protected difference between advocacy and incitement to riot and that Trump did no such thing.. He would defend Trump again, said Dershowitz:

“It would be my honor if asked to defend the constitution once again against unconstitutional attempts to weaponize impeachment for partisan purposes,” Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz said that what Trump said during the rally that preceded the storming of the Capitol was protected by the First Amendment and is, therefore, not an impeachable offense.

“Everything he said was fully protected by the First Amendment and cannot be deemed an impeachable offense,” he said. “To impeach him for a protected speech would violate both the First Amendment and the impeachment clause.”

President Donald J. Trump, as PJMedia points out, never called in his Jan. 6 address to some of his 75 million supporters for “unrest in the streets” as “squad” member Ayanna Pressley, for example, did earlier in cheering on the “resistance” to the Trump administration :

Do you still need more proof that Democrats have been advocates of political violence for some time?

In August of last year, Squad member Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), said there should be “unrest in the streets” over President Trump and the GOP  for turning a “deaf ear” to Americans’ concerns.

“This is as much about public outcry, organizing and mobilizing and applying pressure so that this GOP-led Senate and these governors that continue to carry water for this administration, putting American people in harm’s way, turning a deaf ear to the needs of our families and our communities – hold them accountable,” she said.

“Make the phone calls, send the emails, show up,” she continued. “You know, there needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there’s unrest in our lives.”

Also encouraging mob violence and in-your-face aggressive confrontation was none other than Rep. Maxine Waters. Early on Rep. Maxine Waters has embraced the civilized concept of mob rule:

On Saturday night, California Congresswoman Maxine Waters encouraged the type of recent protests against President Trump as seen in several Washington, DC and Virginia area restaurants, saying that she has "no sympathy" for those who serve in the administration and that the public should "turn on them" and "absolutely harass" White House officials while they are doing normal every day activities. …

Rep. Waters then went further, adding that members of the Trump administration who continue to serve and defend the president should be harangued at gas stations, restaurants, and while shopping at department stores. "They know what they are doing is wrong," said Rep. Waters. And for that, the public should ridicule and protest them every chance they get, according to the California congresswoman.

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Donald Trump did not call for unending unrest in the streets but the likes of Ayanna Presley, Kamala Harris, and a score of other Democrats did. Harris did more than urge unrest in the streets. She urged supporters to contribute financially to the Minnesota Freedom Fund to keep these murderous rioters on the streets by bailing them out of jail if they were somehow arrested by reluctant Democratic mayors: As The Federalist reports:

Yes, that’s right, the Democrats’ vice presidential candidate was a huckster for a bail fund that sought to free violent criminals who were rioting on the streets of Minneapolis, and she was very effective at it. In the wake of deadly fires and looting, Harris asked her five million plus Twitter followers to donate money to bail out the “protesters” arrested in the riots. Let’s meet a few of the beneficiaries of her largesse, shall we?Fox 9 News in Minneapolis did the research for us. Here are a few of the criminals they found Harris did a solid for.Among those bailed out by the Minnesota Freedom Fund (MFF) is a suspect who shot at police, a woman accused of killing a friend, and a twice convicted sex offender, according to court records reviewed by the FOX 9 Investigators.
According to attempted murder charges, Jaleel Stallings shot at members of a SWAT Team during the riots in May. Police recovered a modified pistol that looks like an AK-47. MFF paid $75,000 in cash to get Stallings out of jail.
Darnika Floyd is charged with second degree murder, for stabbing a friend to death. MFF paid $100,000 cash for her release.
Christopher Boswell, a twice convicted rapist, is currently charged with kidnapping, assault, and sexual assault in two separate cases. MFF paid $350,00 [sic] in cash for his release.

Wouldn’t it be ironic if they all got to vote by absentee ballot without any signature verification?  These are the violent criminal predators that Kamala Harris bailed out and urged on and that Joe Biden, the author of the 1994 crime bill thart unfairly incarcerated a generation of young black males, refused to condemn. 

The hypocritical Kamala Harris and Maxine Waters, et al, have supported domestic terrorism . Impeach them, not Trump

 

         Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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         GUN CONTROL?  HOW ABOUT PROSECUTING HUNTER BIDEN FOR FEDERAL GUN CRIMES?

 

                                                             By Daniel John Sobieski

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Joe Biden is a liar and a hypocrite. His attempted executive order end-run around the Second Amendment contains nothing that would have prevented recent mass shootings and certainly wouldn’t make people in cities like Chicago safer on any given weekend. For example, restricting people from making guns at home from kits and regulating gun parts accomplishes nothing – no one is being killed with home-made “ghost-guns” Gang-bangers and drug dealers fighting for turf do bit spend their time making guns from kits. C’mon, man, get real.

He lies about the lack of background checks at gun shows allowing undesirables to buy any kind of firearm that they  want  Name one mass shooting with a firearm purchased at a gun show. And ever notice that no one ever gets shot at s gun show?

A Joe Biden unconstrained by facts or reality nonetheless wants to make background checks more universal than they already are. I have an idea for Joe Biden – how about making the background checks we already have work and how about criminally prosecuting those who violate our gun laws and recklessly threaten public safety starting with Joe’s son Hunter Biden? These would be a powerful antidote and deterrent to gun crimes.

Background checks only work if the databases are diligently populated and maintained. Take the church shooting in Sutherland Texas which killed 26 people. The shooter, Devin Kelley, should have been flagged in the database for prior infractions but was not. As Fox News reported:

Kelley – who killed 26 people when he opened fire at a church in Sutherland Springs on Sunday – had a domestic violence conviction the Holloman Air Force Base’s OSI unit failed to enter into an FBI database used to conduct background checks on gun buyers, officials revealed Monday.

One wonder how many gun crimes might be stopped by simply hiring a few more clerical workers ro follow the requirements of existing law and making the existing system work. And the irony here is that Kelley was stopped from continuing his murder spree by a private citizen who grabbed his AR-15 and helped chase him down.

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Stephen Willeford certainly could remind the self-righteous Bidem that guns in general and the AR-15 in particular, which has been misrepresented by gun control zealots as an "assault rifle," can be used by good guys to save lives as well as by bad guys to take them.  He is the hero of Sutherland Springs, Texas, who, hearing the sound of gunfire at a nearby church, grabbed the AR-15 he had taught others to use as an NRA instructor and chased down the mass murderer who had shot up the First Baptist Church before he could continue his murder spree elsewhere:                                                                                                                    The hero who last November stopped the gunman behind the deadly Texas church massacre said using an AR-15 enabled him to end the bloodshed.  In an emotional interview with CRTV's "Louder With Crowder" on Monday, Stephen Willeford described the gunfight and dramatic car chase that ensued to stop the shooter from slaughtering additional churchgoers. The former National Rifle Association instructor was home Sunday morning when his daughter told Willeford she had heard gunshots from the nearby Baptist church, prompting him to get his AR-15 rifle from his safe and load a magazine.  He ran to the church and confronted the alleged shooter, Devin Patrick Kelley, who fired shots at Willeford.  While taking cover behind a pickup truck, Willeford fired several shots at the gunman, who sped away in his car.Willeford ran to a truck stopped at a stop sign and asked the driver to help him to stop Kelley, who had a history of domestic violence and had been kicked out of the military.  The two men pursued the gunman, whom [sic] officials say wore tactical gear and a bullet-proof vest, down a nearby highway until the vehicle eventually careened off the side of the road.  When police arrived, Kelley was found dead on the scene with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as well as two other gunshot wounds – one on his leg and one on his torso.  Officials believe the gunman took his own life."If I had run out of the house with a pistol and faced a bulletproof vest and kevlar and helmets, it might have been futile," Willeford said.  "I ran out with an AR-15 and that's what he was shooting the place up with."

Willeford is just one of the “bitter vlingers” in Texas and elsewhere who shoot back, saving, not endangering lives, by being the good guys with guns stopping the bad guys with guns. Assault is a behavior,  not a weapon, and stopping a bad guy with a gun is not assault.

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Joe Biden wants to keep guns out of the hands of the Stephen Willeford’s of the world, guys who prove that the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with  a gun. If Joe Biden had his way, Willeford wouldn’t have stopped Devin Kelley who, like Hunter Biden, got kicked out of the military yet was able to buy a gun. That is the problem that needs to be fixed, Joe Biden, enforcing existing reporting laws and punishing those who lie on theor federal applications to hide the reasond they should be dysqualified, like Hunter Biden. As Andrew McCarthy writes in the New York Post:

“Lie and try.” That’s what the feds call cases in which people who are disqualified from owning guns under federal law try to get a gun by concealing the disqualification. It is maddening but true that many of these people are not charged….

The purpose of the law is to prevent lethal weapons from falling into the hands of people who are unstable or dangerous. Thus, some of the disqualifications deal with criminal and similarly suspect behavior, such as prior convictions and dishonorable discharge from the armed forces, while others deal with conditions of instability and mental disturbance, such as narcotics abuse and mental-disability adjudications.

And notice what happened in Hunter’s case. He did not reveal his history of drug abuse, he got the gun, and he handled it negligently, to the point, according to reports, that his then-girlfriend found it in a car and carelessly sought to dispose of it in the trash bin of a local store — obviously, because she was concerned about the dangerous potential of his having it..

This is the guy who smoked parmesan cheese he crawled on his carpet to find. Hunter Biden was kicked out of the military due to a drug problem and lied on his federal application to het a gun. He did not buy that gun at a gin show, He did not assemble it from a kit. Yet his careless handling of it could have resulted in another tragedy had the gun, disposed of ot far from a school, been found by a child or a criminal.

Why hasn’t Joe Biden said that Hunter Biden should never have been allowed to buy a gun and said that Hunter Biden should be criminally prosecuted for lying on his federal application? This is the class act who had an affair with his dead brother’s widow, an affair blessed by father Joe who said he was glad they had “found each other.” And the question is not only whether that was Hunter’s laptop but whether the shocking pictures and videos of Hunter are him. Yet for some reason he never gets asked. As The Federalist reports:

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Hunter Biden was the subject of a strange missing firearm case in 2018 after Hallie Biden, the wife of his late brother and subsequently Hunter’s girlfriend, tossed it into a trash can behind a grocery store near a high school, according to a strange new report from Politico. It appears Hunter, the son of President Joe Biden, might have lied on the federal forms he filled out to purchase the gun a few months prior, forms The Federalist has now obtained.

Hunter answered “no” to a question on the Firearms Transaction Record asking whether he was an “unlawful user of, or addicted to, marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance.”…

The now-president’s scandal-ridden son was in numerous drug and alcohol rehab programs, including in 2003, 2010, and 2014, soon after being discharged from the military for using cocaine. According to the New Yorker, he also went on a cocaine binge in 2016. His infamous laptop he dropped off for repairs in 2019, a story which tech giants and the media aggressively tried to cover up during the run-up to the 2020 presidential election, included graphic photos and video of Hunter allegedly smoking crack cocaine while engaged in a sex act.

It’s unclear whether Hunter was using drugs around the time of his firearm purchase or what timeframe the question “are you a user of” illicit substances implies. Hunter was, however, suspected of smoking crack cocaine in a Washington, D.C., strip club in late 2018. He purchased the firearm the same year on Oct. 12.

According to Politico’s reporting, Hunter Biden lied on his ATF Form 4473, the firearm transaction record and background check form, on October 12, 2018 when he swore under penalty of $250k fine and 10 years imprisonment that he was not a drug user. Then, only 11 days later, Hunter’s then-girlfriend (the widow of his not-long-deceased brother, but not the mother of the child he sired with a stripper while he was living with his brother’s widow), Hallie, “disposed” of the handgun in a trash can outside of a grocery store.

First, prosecute Hunter Biden forv federal gun crimes, Joe. Thwn we’ll talk.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Hman Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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             GEORGIA ELECTION FRAUD REFORM GIVES DEMOCRATS THE PURPLE FINGER

 

                                                        By  Daniel John Sobieski

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As 2020 election fraud deniers react hysterically to Georgia’s election reforms, we should remember the grave and proud Iraqi women who voted for the first tine after the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein was deposed. They risked their lives to vote in person and proudly held up their purple fingers marked with indelible ink to show they had voted and keeping them from voting more than once. No mail-in or absentee ballots for them  And they didn’t need bottled water to vote.

Reciting his caretaker’s talking points, Joe Biden hysterically attacked Georgia’s election reform law bt painting a picture of voters dropped dead from thirst in voting lines, denied food and water by those nasty Republicans tryinf to suppress the votes of minorities. It is a lie parroted by the media, as National Review points out:

Joe Biden, grasping the latest left-wing talking point pushed by Stacey Abrams and her media allies everywhere, has launched a misleading attack on Georgia Senate Bill 202, which Governor Brian Kemp just signed into law.

Here’s what Biden had to say:

It’s an atrocity. The idea, you want any indication, it has nothing to do with fairness, nothing to do with decency. They pass a law saying you can’t provide water for people standing in line, while they’re waiting to vote.  You don’t need anything else to know that this is nothing but punitive, designed to keep people from voting. You can’t provide water for people about to vote? Give me a break.

 Let’s take a look at what S.B. 202 actually says: 

No person shall solicit votes [or] distribute or display any campaign material, nor shall any person give, offer to give, or participate in the giving of any money or gifts, including, but not limited to, food and drink, to [a voter] … This Code section shall not be construed to prohibit a poll officer…from making available self-service water from an unattended receptacle to [a voter] waiting in line to vote….

Now, first of all, notice what is not prohibited here. Voters can still bring bottled water or other food or beverages with them to stand on line to vote, as people often do when waiting at Disney World or to buy concert tickets or in other public places where people stand on long lines. Voters can still also, if they like, order food; the bill doesn’t stop the Domino’s Pizza man or the local hot dog cart or taco truck from doing business. And if you feel impelled to donate food and drink to voters, you can still do that, too; you just have to give it to the poll workers so they can put it out for general use. The president’s claim that “You can’t provide water for people about to vote” is just false. What you cannot do under the new Georgia law is deploy people in National Rifle Association t-shirts and MAGA hats to hand out free Koch-brothers-financed, Federalist Society–branded pizza to voters.

What the law actually does is out an end to many of the shenanigans that occurred in the 2020 election, particularly with absentee ballots and signature verification. As Townhall.com reports:

Heritage Action, which was vocally in favor of the legislation, outlines some of the bills provisions, including:

  • Protecting absentee voting by requiring voter ID, not automatically sending request forms or ballots to all registered voters, printing ballots on security paper so they can be authenticated, prohibiting ballot trafficking by political operatives, and strengthening supervision of absentee ballot drop boxes.
  • Promoting the integrity of the election process by prohibiting private funding of election officials and government agencies.
  • Increasing the accuracy of voter registration lists.
  • Increasing transparency by allowing election observers complete access to the election process and requiring the ballot-counting to continue without pause until all votes have been tabulated.

Enough is enough. Election after election mysterious boxes and suitcases full of Democrat ballots show up in counties run by Democrat election supervisors to benefit Democrat candidates who, once they steal their opponent’s election night victory, will join the chorus warning of Russian interference in our elections. Last time I checked, there were no Russian election officials in Palm Beach or Broward counties in Florida.

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Democrats have long pushed for voting ease at the expense of voting integrity, pushing measures from voting by mail, to Motor Voter laws, to same-day registration while opposing voter ID laws which requires people to show up on election day with proof they are who they say they are. They claim Voter ID laws are designed to disenfranchise voters. So does the sudden appearance of mystery ballots days, even weeks, after elections without a documented  chain of custody or certainty that other ballots weren’t destroyed or that the ballots found were cast by real, live American citizens.

One is reminded of the classic case of an arguably close stolen election, the 1960 presidential contest between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon and the vote early, vote often city of Chicago where voting was such a passion that death was no impediment to that civic duty:

At some point on election night Robert Kennedy, the candidate's brother and campaign manager, was counting electoral votes. Information was coming in quickly through the television networks but there was not much information on Illinois, a very large state. Most of Illinois was rural and traditionally Republican and the state's largest city, Chicago (then the second largest city in the country as I recall), was and remains heavily Democratic. The mayor of Chicago at the time was Richard J Daley, reputedly a powerful political boss. There was no information at all from Chicago and its suburbs at this point and it was coming in scattered from the prairie regions. Robert Kennedy wanted to know how many votes Mayor Daley and his people had counted in Chicago.

Daley was harried, dealing with precincts all over the city, trying to compile and report them at an alarming rate. His answer to Robert Kennedy's question on vote totals was reputedly, "How many votes do you need?" The campaign manager told the Mayor he'd get back to him and Mayor Daley called with a vote total about an hour later, shortly before Illinois' heavily Democratic total was reported on the three major television networks.

One could almost hear Democrat operatives and election officials on election night asking the same question – not asking how many votes were cast and for which candidate but how many votes does the Democrat candidate need? As in the race that put Al Franken in the Senate, recounts and lawsuits will inevitably continue until the Democrat takes the lead and then the counting will stop with nary a protest from the legacy media or the Russians.

Take the little noticed flip of a Republican congressional seat in New Mexico in 2018, a preview of 2020, after a supposed election night victory was announced by local and national media for the GOP contender. This was the announcement by ABC:

Wednesday 2:18 a.m. EST -- Republican Yvette Herrell has defeated Democrat Xochitl Torres Small in New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional District, ABC News can project. Herrell is the first woman to represent the district.

Not so fast. Before the echoes of that announcement had faded, missing ballots suddenly were repeatedly found, just enough to flip the results to the Democrat. Amazingly missing ballots are seemingly never found that give the lead to or increase it for the Republican. Herrell is not conceding the race:

In an interview on Fox News, Herrell told Judge Jeanine Pirro that after multiple media outlets called the race for her on Election Night, the secretary of state's office called her and said, "they had magically found 4,000 ballots that had not been counted."

Herrell said, about an hour later, the secretary state's office called again and said they found another 4,000 ballots.

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That second batch of 4,000 was enough to flip the election to the Democrat. As Mayor Daley might say, his voice rising from a cemetery precinct, just tell me how many votes do you need? Or as Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin once reportedly observed, “The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything.”

Things like motor voter, absentee ballots and early voting are a plague on our electoral integrity even the Russians couldn’t dream up. Early voting is an excuse for laziness that doesn’t allow a voter to change their mind. Early voters can move to another jurisdiction or even be dead on election day. Motor voter is problematic in states that hand licenses out to illegal aliens who then can drive to the polls and vote, disenfranchising American citizens. Provisional ballots make no sense. If you can’t properly register by election day, don’t bother to show up. It is not that hard. Put down your cell phone, register, and wait for the next election. Mail in ballots are invitations to fraud,  plagued with signatures that don’t match and ballots denied depending on the election judge’s finite wisdom or political rejudice.

Just what is so hard about requiring a voter to physically show up on election day with an ID that proves they are alive, an American citizen, and who they say they are?

Photo IDs are required to board an airplane of Amtrak train, open a bank account, buy liquor, cash  checks, enter a federal building, and for a multitude of daily activities. Consider this bit of irony. When Eric Holder went to Texas to denounce the voter ID laws of that and other states, each person entering the LBJ Library where he spoke were required to present their photo IDs in order to be allowed in to hear the speech..      

The empirical evidence shows that voter ID laws do not suppress minority voting. In Georgia, black voter turnout for the 2006 midterm elections was 42.9 percent. After Georgia passed its photo ID, black turnout in the 2010 midterm rose to 50.4 percent. Black voter turnout also rose in Indiana and Mississippi after enacting their voter ID laws.

As Investors Business Daily noted in 2014, dead voters casting votes, illegal aliens voting, and people being registered to vote in multiple states is a common and documented occurrence:

The fact that many people will do anything to get out of jury duty has exposed massive fraudulent voting in Frederick County, Md., that may have been going on for years. Illegal aliens who stated they were noncitizens on jury duty forms were found to have cast votes in elections.

The Virginia Voters Alliance (VVA) cross-checked jury duty forms with individual voting records and found that hundreds of voters in that one Maryland county cast votes after reporting they were noncitizens. One in seven Maryland residents are noncitizens, so extrapolating the number of possibly illegal votes cast in recent elections over the entire state hints at possible election-changing fraud.

Maryland is one of many states that in the process of making it easier to vote has also made vote fraud easier to commit. Maryland both issues driver's licenses to illegal aliens and has a Motor Voter law that allows that license to be used to register and vote.

The VVA filed suit Friday in U.S. District Court in Maryland asserting that individuals who opted out of jury duty as noncitizens have been able to cast votes in at least three Maryland elections.

Based on the number of these unqualified voters in Frederick County, it is estimated that up to 7% of Maryland's registered voters could be illegal immigrants, enough to swing elections.

"Their continued appearance on these lists makes it nearly impossible for Maryland law to prevent these declared noncitizens from casting votes in elections and significantly affecting the integrity and outcomes of overall electoral processes," said VVA President Reagan George.

As we noted earlier, when the VVA cross-checked voter rolls in Virginia and Maryland, it announced that it had turned up 44,000 people registered to vote in both states at the same time. The group also identified 31,000 dead voters via the Social Security Administration's Death Master File.

Despite the fact that there is no evidence that requiring a Voter ID suppresses voter turnout among minorities, it has been used by the feds from preventing states like the battleground state of North Carolina from working to tighten voting integrity. In another 2014 editorial, IBD noted the fraud that goes on that Democrats ignore:

Last month the Rev. Al Sharpton was the keynote speaker at a rally to kick off the campaign for an Ohio Voters' Bill of Rights state constitutional amendment opposing the use of voter ID.

During the rally, he hugged one Melowese Richardson, the Hamilton County, Ohio, poll worker who was convicted of casting five votes for President Obama, as the audience cheered.

Richardson's actions were treated by the mainstream media and Democrats as a local aberration, not as evidence of widespread voter fraud and certainly not as justification for voting-integrity measures such as requiring a photo ID when registering and voting. …

People move from state to state and voters die, but voting records are not often updated in a timely fashion to reflect those facts, leaving an abundance of seemingly valid voter registrations that can be used to skew the results of close elections. Only recently has cross-checking between states been done.

As Fox News has reported, a law passed last year by the North Carolina legislature required election staff to check information for North Carolina's more than 6.5 million voters against a database containing information for 101 million voters in 28 other states.

That cross-check found listings for 35,570 North Carolina voters whose first names, last names and dates of birth match those of voters who voted in other states.

North Carolina is also one of the states that Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice have sued over a series of laws to ensure fair and honest elections, including one requiring voter ID.

 "We will show that they were discriminatory in both intent and in impact," he said in announcing the North Carolina suit, arguing that "concern of voter fraud is something that is made up" to justify the laws.

Yet he does not explain the support for voter ID by Nelson Mandela in his campaign to end apartheid in South Africa and bring democracy to that country. At one rally, Mandela wore a T-shirt that read: "Get an ID. Register. Vote." In recent Afghan elections, voters proudly displayed their voter ID cards.

Well, it's not made up. Raleigh TV station WRAL reported on its website that 81 residents who died before election day were recorded as casting a ballot.

"We have the 'Walking Dead,' and now we've got the 'Voting Dead,' " said state Sen. Bob Rucho, R-Mecklenburg. "I guess the reason there's no proof of voter fraud is because we weren't looking for it." Well, seek and ye shall find.

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A paper in the scholarly journal “Electoral Studies” suggests that as many as 2.8 million illegal aliens voted  in the 2018 election:

How many non-citizen votes were likely cast in 2008? Taking the most conservative estimate (those who both said they voted and cast a verified vote) yields a confidence interval based on sampling error between 0.2% and 2.8% for the portion of non-citizens participating in elections.

Taking the least conservative measure e at least one indicator showed that the respondent voted yields an estimate that between 7.9% and 14.7% percent of non-citizens voted in 2008.

Since the adult noncitizen population of the United States was roughly 19.4 million (CPS, 2011), the number of non-citizen voters (including both uncertainty based on normally distributed sampling error, and the various combinations of verified and reported voting) could range from just over 38,000 at the very minimum to nearly 2.8 million at the maximum”…

Election day voting with a voter ID eliminates mismatched signatures, misplaced, lost in the mail or even  manufactured ballots that show up only when needed to pull a Democrat to victory. State election boards must be allowed to purge voter rolls of dead people or voters that have moved, often winding up registered to vote in multiple jurisdictions. These actions disenfranchise no one except the lazy and the stupid.

 

         Daniel John Sobieski is a free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Investor’s Business Daily, Human Events, Reason Magazine and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.              

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          EGOMANIAC LIAR FAUCI DESERVES CREDIT FOR VIRUS, NOT TRUMP’S VACCINES

 

                                                             By Daniel John Sobieski

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Anthony Fauci, who plays a doctor on TV, is and always been a snake oil salesman. He has lied about face masks and everything else since the Chinese Wuhan virus, which escaped from a lab in Wuhan, first appeared. He cost untold thousands of lives by thwarting the full deployment of hydroxychloroquine in the early staes of the virus spread dspite evidence of the efficacy if this veal drug that had been safely used to treat other conditions for decades. I, for one, would trust Dr. Seuss for my medical needs before I trusted Dr. Fauci.

Now, following Joe Biden’s lead, he tells the world that he alone produced the medical miracle, the development of three vaccines in under a year, and that Donald Trump had nothing to do with it. Instead of taking credit for the vaccines, he should take credit for the Wuhan virus, which his NIH helped fund. But Fauci insisted on being the rossyer that would take credit for Donald Trump’s dawn”. As Fox News noted:

Fauci was interviewed on a CNN special that aired Sunday night and the discussion arrived at the vaccine effort. Social media pointed out that Fauci appeared willing to take much of the credit and completely avoided mentioning former President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed.

"When I saw what happened in New York City, almost overrunning of our health care systems, and that’s when it became very clear that the decision we made on January 10 to go all-out and develop a vaccine, may have been the best decision that I’ve ever made with regard to intervention as the director of the institute," he said in "COVID WAR: The Pandemic Doctors Speak Out."

What do you mean the best decision YOU ever made. You were a member of a task force, one of many members, and Vice President Mike Pence, not you, was the head of hat task force. President Trump was in charge of defeating the Chinese Wuhan virus you, Dr. Fauci, helped create and reminds us that it was he who cut through the red tape and the regulations and he who mobilized and funded the industrial vase to produce and distribute the vaccines:

"I hope everyone remembers when they’re getting the COVID-19 (often referred to as the China Virus) Vaccine, that if I wasn’t President, you wouldn’t be getting that beautiful 'shot' for 5 years, at best, and probably wouldn’t be getting it at all," read a statement from the former president earlier this month. "I hope everyone remembers!"

Not with Joe Biden, Anthony Fauci, and the lamestream media spinning their fables. Yet facts are stubborn things and the fact is that Donald Trump, not Anthony Fauci or Joe Biden, is the rooster entitled to yake credit for this dawn.

The great Mark Levin, appearing on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Thursday night after Biden’s speech, shredded the falsehoods Biden spewed out to a fawning media and misled audience. As reported by BlazeMedia:

LevinTV host Mark Levin shredded President Joe Biden's speech to the nation on the progress made to end the COVID-19 pandemic as "the most disgusting, propagandistic speech" any politician has ever given on Fox News Thursday….

"In seven weeks' time this man will have killed the virus. Joe Biden, 50 years in the Senate, not one profound thing. Joe Biden, who had to cheat his way through law school. Joe Biden, who was plagiarizing from people, even as a senator. And little did we know, he's not a doddering old fool, an egomaniac, and a narcissist taking credit for the work of Donald Trump and all these other people. He has been working like no president in American history! He is the modern-day Jonas Salk," Levin said, referring to the virologist and medical researcher who developed the first successful polio vaccine. "He's Thomas Edison! We've never had a president like this; he's fantastic!"

"Let me tell you something about this guy Biden," Levin continued. "He's a liar, he's a plagiarist."

Levin accused Biden of taking credit for former President Donald Trump's work with Operation Warp Speed to fund the development and distribution of a vaccine against the coronavirus in record time.

"The Trump administration, last summer, before we had a vaccine, just in case one of these would work, contracted and paid for 800 million doses to cover 400 million people," Levin said. "On Dec. 23, when only Pfizer and Moderna had received emergency authorizations, the Trump administration went in and they ordered another 200 million vaccinations. Where do you think these vaccines are coming from? You think they're coming from Joe Biden in the basement? They didn't have any idea what the hell was going on. ... In the end, before Donald Trump left office, he had contracted for enough approved vaccines to inoculate 550 million people."

He went on to say:

This speech that Joe Biden gave is the most disgusting, propagandistic speech that a demagogue, even a politician, has ever given. It is pathetic. And you'll notice he and his spokesperson Psaki never tell us exactly what they've done and exactly who's done it. That is so different from the Trump administration.

This is so appalling. This man has exploited this pandemic like no politician has ever exploited a pandemic. When he's sitting in his basement eating his oatmeal that's dripping on his loafers, what does he do? He accuses President Trump of killing hundreds of thousands of people when it's Trump who gets the testing done, when it's Trump who's getting the ventilators and the respirators, when it's Trump who's getting the PPE, when it's Trump who's bailing out fools like Cuomo with hospital beds and so forth and so on.

There was no mention of rhe Wuhan virus’ origins in a Chinese lab, that China ad its stooges at the World Health Organization lied about th virus, its transmissibility as well as its origins, refusing to label it a pandemic, while deliberately letting it spread worldwide through international air travel while locking down internal travel from Wuhan.

There was no mention of Biden calling Trump’s speedy travel ban “xenophobic”,, a ban even the sainted Dr. Fauci said saved intold thousands of lives. As for Dr, Fuci y was he who told us that wearing a mask was not needed, that it was largely a security blanket that made the wearer feel better. Biden’s selective memory placed al blame on President Donald J. Trump, who developed the vaccine Biden was inoculated with before he took office, a vaccine Biden said didn’t exist.

Biden praised Dr. Fauci and said we should listen to him and his “science”, which we did, to our sorrow. Fauci has made many meandering and conflicting prognostications over time. Tucker Carlson on his Fox News show not long agp asked Dr. Marty Makary, Ptofessor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University what he thought of Fauci’s performance thus far and his assessment was not good:

He is a very nice gentleman. He's a good laboratory virologist. But  you know, in terms of preparing this country, he missed it.

He missed this one. For two months from January 15th when we had our first case confirmed walking around in the United States on U.S. oil until March 15th, with the country latching on to every word he says, he never once prepared this country with anything beyond simple hygiene and basic virology lessons.

He went on the media every day, on every show. Never once did we hear, let's get ready with more PPE. Let's build up our stockpiles. Let's stop nonessential travel. Let's get more swabs. Let's build up capacity with reagents and testing.

So, that was a big miss, and I don't know whether or not to blame him because we all make mistakes, or the entire country putting their faith and stock in one doctor.

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Ouch.  His pronouncements have been dangerously and consistently inaccurate as when he assured that the coronavirus was nothing to worry about and we should just get on with our lives. As The Hill reported on January 26::

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), said Sunday the American public shouldn’t worry about the coronavirus outbreak in China.

“It’s a very, very low risk to the United States,” Fauci said during an interview with radio show host John Catsimatidis.

“But it’s something that we as public health officials need to take very seriously... It isn’t something the American public needs to worry about or be frightened about. Because we have ways of preparing and screening of people coming in [from China]. And we have ways of responding - like we did with this one case in Seattle, Washington, who had traveled to China and brought back the infection.”

Or how about his sage advice on masks and the now-you-need-them now-you-don’t flip-flop of the so-called “experts”. As Dr. Fauci discussed the matter on CBS’ “60 Minutes” on March 8

When it comes to preventing coronavirus, public health officials have been clear: Healthy people do not need to wear a face mask to protect themselves from COVID-19.

"There's no reason to be walking around with a mask," infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci told 60 Minutes. 

While masks may block some droplets, Fauci said, they do not provide the level of protection people think they do. Wearing a mask may also have unintended consequences: People who wear masks tend to touch their face more often to adjust them, which can spread germs from their hands.

Coronavirus was nothing to worry about. There was no need to wear face masks. Fauci has been the Pied Piper of economic and medical misinformation. Then he changed his mind and decided we needed to shut down the world’s greatest and booming economy, Never mind the health costs of the lockdowns for neither Biden nor Fauci care. Never mind the suicide, the domestic violence, the drug and alcohol abuse from closed schools, shuttered businesses that will never reopen, lives destroyed in order to save them. Never mind, now you can wear two, three, many masks and everything will be just fine and if it isn’t you can blame Trump.

Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, has recently confirmed two things that  I wrote about a year ago, that the Chinese Wuhan virus likely escaped from a Chinese lab where bats were brought from their distant habitat to the Wuhan Virology Lab for so-called “gain-of-function research and that Dr. Anthony Fauci got around a U.S. ban on such research by helping to issue an NIH grant funding the same dangerous research in China

 As I wrote a year ago, part of the funding was funneled through a left environmental front group calld the EcoHealth Alliance.  As reported by Breitbart News:

Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) told Breitbart News on Wednesday that the federal government provided funding to the Wuhan Institute of Virology for researching bat coronaviruses.

“Through our research and some great researchers out there working in various levels of the press, they have discovered that through the NIH, we did have grant dollars that went to the Wuhan Institute of Virology,” Ernst said in an interview with Breitbart News Editor-in-Chief Alex Marlow on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Daily….

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“So yes, we have actually subsidized research at the Wuhan lab — how scary — and for a number of years we actually had U.S. diplomats that were warning us about the dangers associated with this lab, and yet we were subsidizing it,” Ernst stated….

The National Institute of Health (NIH) sent at least $600,000 to China’s state-run virology laboratory in Wuhan via EcoHealth Alliance (EHA), a left-wing nonprofit based in New York City that alleges a link between “climate change” and pandemics. EcoHealth Alliance failed to disclose the money it sent to the Chinese government’s Wuhan laboratory came from an NIH grant, the Daily Caller reported.

Back in April, 2020, Florida GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz asked an obvious question, one that has not come up at all in the mainstream media’s echo of the Harris-Biden administration’s blaming of President Donald H. Trump for the Chinese Wuhan  coronavirus pandemic – why was the Wuhan Virology Lab a grantee of the National Institutes of Health, of which  Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is a member, and a recipient of $3.7 million to study coronavirus in bats?

Fox News analyst Steve Hilton has done the heavy lifting in unearthing the truth about the virus origins in the Wuhan Virology Lab, and Dr. Fauci’s role in the research that created the Wuhan Chinese virus. In a series of broadcasts Hilton detailed Fauci’s fascination with “gain-of-function” research – jiving a virus fetures and transmissibility it doesn’t have – as something wirth the risk.

Fox News’ Steve Hilton shared an investigation that breaks down the origins of the coronavirus, and not only links it back to U.S. commissioned research, but also to Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The host of the “The Next Revolution” told his viewers that the evidence uncovered “points to the most likely cause of the pandemic and it’s worse than anything that we have heard so far.”

Highlighting a study 10 years ago in the Netherlands involving ferrets, which have respiratory systems that operate similar to humans, Hilton said researchers “were trying to see if the virus that starts out without the ability to be transmitted through the air can eventually gain that ability.”

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“This led to the creation of an entirely new type of scientific research made possible by advances in gene technology,” he said. “It was called gain of function virus research. The idea was to replicate in a lab what had been done with those ferrets — to take the virus and manipulate the genetic code to make it stronger and powerful. The virus would gain new function, hence the name.”…

The great risk being if a highly contagious virus managed to escape the lab, it could cause calamity — much like the world is seeing today with COVID-19.

Hilton shared that the Obama administration put a moratorium on the controversial research.

“Despite the controversy surrounding this type of research,” he said, “it always had one steadfast champion, a leading figure in the world of infectious diseases, Anthony Fauci. His institute funded that first ferret study. At the time he cowrote an op-ed in the Washington Post describing the research as “a risk worth taking… important information and insight can come from generating a potentially dangerous virus in the laboratory.”

“Shortly before the Obama Administration’s ban on gain of function research in 2014, Dr. Fauci commissioned … a project to assess the risk of new coronaviruses emerging from wild animals like bats — one of the aims was to see what viruses can infect animals and humans,” Hilton said.

The Fox News host said that while the Obama administration stopped the research, Fauci “continued on by subcontracting it” to the NY based EcoHealth Alliance.

Sharing what he called a “crucial step that have never been reported,” Hilton noted that EcoHealth Alliance then subcontracted the gain of function piece to the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

The rest, as they say, is history. Dr. Fauci found a way around a U.S. ban on this deadly research by subcontracting it out all the way to his friends in Wuhan, China, and the lab where it escaped to unfect the world.. He arguably broke the law, the spirit if not the letter. Dr. Fauci is arguably culpable in the deaths of over half a million Americans.

The deadly research might have gone on anyway without NIH-Fauci funding, but he knew about it, could have exposed it, could have stopped it, or at the very least told us the truth about it.

As it turns out, Fauci’s NIH was funding dangerous research in Wuhan  while the state Department was warning the a global pandemic could leak from the lab, something Chinese scientists said was likely in a South China University study paper. A pandemic study commission formed by the British government concluded that  the lab leak could no longer be dismissed out of hand as just another tin-foil hat conspiracy theory. Neither should we. Meanwhile, Dr. Fauci has some ‘splainin’ to do.

 

            Daniel John Sobieski is a former editorial writer for Investor’s Business Daily and free lance writer whose pieces have appeared in Human Events, Reason Magazine, and the Chicago Sun-Times among other publications.               

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