Monday, May 31, 2021

News Update

 

Across America

Unanimous Senate to Biden: Declassify the intel report on COVID lab-leak probe — HotAir

Karma Hits Atlanta Councilman Who Voted to Defund Police – His Car Is Stolen — RedState

Medicare Expansion: A Gift to the Relatively Wealthy — Sally Pipes, Newsmax

Lionel Trilling’s Warning: The left increasingly reduces a complex world to black and white — City Journal

What Homelessness And Climate Change Have In Common — Power Line

LA Times Publishes Unconvincing Defence of Lockdowns and Gets Ratioed on Twitter — Lockdown Sceptics

Economics

Contra Emotional Alarmism, ‘Global Warming’ Doesn’t Threaten Las Vegas — John Tamny, RealClearMarkets

There’s No Conflict Between Profit and ‘Social Responsibility’ — Mises Wire

The Paternalist Instincts of a Central Planner — American Institute for Economic Research

Satire

Dr. Fauci Gets In Heated Debate With Seventeen Previous Versions Of Himself — Babylon Bee

John Cena Apologizes To China For Using Cars Instead Of Rickshaws In New Fast & Furious Film — Glorious American

Netflix releases new documentary on January 6 riot ‘AOC: Defending the Capitol’ — Genesius Times

ICYMI

Welcome To Joe Biden’s Police State

Those Dirty Electric Vehicles And A Bolt Of Green Hypocrisy

The Population Dud: Paul Ehrlich, Call Your Office

The Jan. 6 Commission – Just Another Democratic Propaganda Tool

On Election Fraud, The Media Are Repeating Their Wuhan Lab-Leak Fiasco

Alarm went off and door left open at building holding Georgia ballots: report

ewsmax White House correspondent Emerald Robinson tweeted on Saturday that she was told that an alarm went off at the facility where ballots were being stored, and that the building was open.

"Scoop: Attorney dealing with Fulton County GA on audit of more than 145k ballots from 2020 election tells me that alarm went off today at secure building where ballots were kept. The building was found left wide open & unattended," Robinson tweeted on Saturday.

On Sunday she posted a photo that the attorney supplied of the open door.

 

https://justthenews.com/politics-policy/elections/alarm-said-have-gone-and-door-left-open-building-holding-georgia-ballots 

Founder Of BLM Saint Paul Quits After Learning 'Ugly Truth' That They Don't Care About Black People

The founder of Black Lives Matter in Saint Paul, Minnesota resigned from the organization after discovering an "Ugly truth."

Rashad Turner, the founder of BLM in Saint Paul, resigned after a little over one year, as he realized that the leftist organization had "Little concern for rebuilding black families." He continued, "My mother wasn't able to take care of me, so I was raised by my grandparents. They told me that if I was going to change my life for the better, education was the answer. So, I worked hard in school. I got into Hamline University, and earned a college degree, the first in my family. Then I went on to earn a master's in education from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. I am living proof that no matter your start in life, quality education is a pathway to success," said Turner.

"In 2015 I was a founder of Black Lives Matter in St. Paul. I believed the organization stood for exactly what the name implies, black lives do matter," explained Turner.

"However, after a year on the inside, I learned they have little concern for rebuilding black families, and they cared even less about improving the quality of education for students in Minneapolis."

"That was made clear when they publicly denounced charter schools, alongside the teachers' union. I was an insider in Black Lives Matter, and I learned the ugly truth: the moratorium on charter schools does not support rebuilding the black family, but it does create barriers to a better education for black children," revealed Turner in a video titled The Truth Revealed about BLM. "But I didn't quit working to improve black lives, and access to a great education," Turner continued.

Lesbian "Trained Marxist" Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors had also resigned from her position as executive director of Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation following a scandal in which she was exposed over a hypocritical mansion-buying spree, as National File reported.

The only defense Cullors has mounted for her mansion collection is that her luxury homes are "In direct support of black people," without elaborating further.
 

https://nationalfile.com/founder-of-blm-saint-paul-quits-after-learning-ugly-truth-that-they-dont-care-about-black-people/ 

Biden hired Rosemont Seneca employee to private VP office

Anne Marie Person, 34, left Hunter Biden's Rosemont Seneca Partners in 2014 to join the veep's staff - and stayed in close contact with her former bosses, keeping them apprised of visiting dignitaries and official events they might have interest in, according to the emails.

Hunter Biden secured meetings with top state-linked Chinese companies while repping Rosemont during trips to Beijing while his dad was veep, and one Rosemont affiliate allegedly received a mysterious $3.5 million payment from the wife of a Russian mayor, according to a Senate report.

The revelation of Person's hiring, and close ties to Hunter Biden and Rosemont Seneca, come from emails contained in the hard drive of a laptop Hunter abandoned at a Delaware repair shop, the existence of which was first revealed by The Post.

"I am very excited to have Anne Marie Person working here with me in the West Wing!! I think all of you know her from her work with Rosemont Seneca," wrote then-Vice President Biden's assistant, Kathy Chung, in a May 27, 2014 email to Beau, Hunter and Jim Biden and other members of the Biden clan.

Person, who served as a general assistant at Rosemont, appeared on emails with Hunter Biden and other Rosemont execs from at least 2009 until February 2014.

In 2017 Hunter Biden requested a set of Rosemont Seneca office keys for a man named Gongwen Dong, according to the emails.

Dong has been identified in reports as the head of a Hong Kong investment firm, and was described by Hunter as an "Emissary" for Ye Jianming, founder of Chinese energy giant CEFC. Rosemont Seneca Thornton, another company linked to Hunter Biden, has also been accused of getting a $3.5 million wire transfer from Elena Baturina, Russia's richest woman and the widow of Moscow's famously corrupt former mayor Yury Luzhkov, according to a Senate report.

https://nypost.com/2021/05/29/biden-hired-rosemont-seneca-employee-to-private-vp-office/ 

Things Worth Considering 2

This backs-up the notion that Democrat support for BLM is really bad thinking. It also reveals that Joe Biden has no idea of how big a mess he is making for the Democrats. Regarding BLM most Americans have low regard for their well established criminal intentions. Quote: Support for BLM Collapses as Biden Continues to Push Their Propaganda. In a series of opinion pieces about George Floyd and the United States, The New York Times bemoaned that public support for Black Lives Matter has collapsed and the so-called racial reckoning it hoped for did not materialize. Support for BLM, a violent Marxist and black supremacist movement, has particularly declined among Republicans, whites, and Hispanics, though Democrats and blacks have slightly distanced themselves, too. Net support for BLM among Democrats and Republicans hovered around zero, meaning that Americans neither supported nor opposed the group, until a series of decontextualized, sensationalized, and often fake stories filled corporate media and the internet. After the deaths of Breonna TaylorAhmaud Arbery, and Floyd, support for BLM surged to +10 percent for Republicans and +15 percent for Democrats. Then the riots started. By the end of the summer, net support among Republicans dropped 30 points to -15 percent, while Democratic support inched down to about +11 percent. Since then, BLM’s approval rating has held mostly steady, with a slight downward trend among Republicans. Of all races, Hispanics and Latinos registered the highest net-positive support, at about +20 percent, for BLM at the start of the riots. This demographic, in the aggregate, now shows +1 percent net support."   Black support started slightly lower, at about +11 percent, and has fallen to +6 percent.     Support for BLM Collapses as Biden Continues to Push Their Propaganda - Headline USA


This is a most insightful piece about the catastrophe known as Social Media. I think he is on to something. See if you agree.  Quote: "In a recent piece at The Bulwark, Sonny Bunch puts into words a sentiment sensed by many for years, namely, that what once made social media so great has now made it unbearable. According to Bunch, social media’s original design as platforms for “debate culture” has descended into a toxic landscape of information silos where arguments are “dismissed in favor of agreement.” Rather than a boundless world of information and opinions, social media now serves to blind users from reality. This sorry situation, however, is precisely what Emory University professor Mark Bauerlein predicted in his 2008 book, The Dumbest Generation, How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future. How tragically right he was. Today, social media is used far less for reasoned debate than as the vehicle for outraged mobs to launch vicious fusillades against their perceived enemies. Some targets of this vehemence are large organizations and companies able to withstand such attacks. Often, however, victims of social media lynch mobs are individuals who knowingly or by chance have traversed the social media crosshairs of the Left and expressed views at odds with the prevailing social media orthodoxy...Whether tech companies could have (or, should have) seen this coming, they are responsible for building the content silos now tearing our culture apart. This raises an important question: Is social media’s descent a reflection of society’s debasement, or a catalyst accelerating it? Actually, both. Two of social media biggest failures – tribalism and confirmation bias – existed long before the rise of Facebook and Twitter, as traits of the human condition. Individuals naturally gravitate toward like-minded people and possess an instinctual skepticism of ideas and information different from theirs. Traditional liberal arts education was designed specifically to undermine that innate skepticism, and provide young minds with the intellectual tools to withstand the challenge of competing ideas and to unashamedly defend one’s own views. The demise of traditional liberal arts education in favor of leftist groupthink, coupled with the ascendancy of social media as a way to block out disfavored ideas, has resulted in barriers to independent thought and reasoned debate that make it now nearly impossible to overcome. In the pressure cooker of social media, bad ideas and bad behaviors are not checked, but rather rewarded with greater engagement, in a sociopathic feedback system used by its purveyors to create addiction to their servicesTo make matters worse, traditional alternatives to social media’s distortive effect on information and reality, including the mainstream media, politicians, and religious leaders, appear to be following in social media’s footsteps, with fear-mongering and hyperbolic rhetoric increasingly used to manipulate followers. We see this dangerous phenomenon everywhere."    Liberty Guard | The Cultural Catastrophe of Social Media - Liberty Guard   


It is unconscionable to condone for any dictatorial leader much less the President of the United States. For American citizens it is a blatant violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments to the Constitution. Quote: "Employers Can Require Vaccinations Under Biden Rule. The federal government on Friday said employers can offer incentives to employees who receive COVID-19 vaccines without violating federal anti-discrimination laws, an announcement that comes as several states have launched programs to increase inoculation rates. 

In an update of its COVID-19 guidance, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission also said employers could require all workers physically entering a workplace to be vaccinated against the coronavirus but that federal law may require the employer to provide reasonable accommodations for employees who aren’t vaccinated because of a disability or religious belief. Employers are allowed to offer incentives to employees who receive vaccinations through their employer or an affiliated agent so long as the incentive is ''not so substantial as to be coercive.'' ''Because vaccinations require employees to answer pre-vaccination disability-related screening questions, a very large incentive could make employees feel pressured to disclose protected medical information,'' it said. ''However, this incentive limitation does not apply if an employer offers an incentive to employees to voluntarily provide documentation or other confirmation that they received a COVID-19 vaccination on their own from a third-party provider that is not their employer or an agent of their employer.'' The EEOC also said employers are required to keep their staff’s vaccination information confidential."   

        Unconstitutional Government sponsored word games do not pass the smell test.  Being forced by coercion to get an unwanted vaccination or lose your job is unethical by any definition. Americans have the right to determine what goes into their bodies. If the political left Democrats insists that a woman has the right to kill her baby, then anyone has an equal right to refuse to have a vaccine with a known history of causing harm to one's health and even death.  All American citizens have the right to take care of themselves. Left wing dictatorial nonsense is just that dictatorial NONSENSE, grossly unethical and unconstitutional to boot.     Employers Can Require Vaccinations Under Biden Rule | Newsmax.com


This is what the idiots running the CDC and Dr. Fauci probably know but push their irresponsible mandates on us because  the only solution they support is their beloved vaccines, masks, social distancing, hide in our homes until they tell us we can come out, and shut down local economies which are far more dangerous than they admit and not nearly as safe and effective as they claim.  Well, India is in the midst's of dealing with the coronavirus and has found a solution that beats their solution hands down.  Quote: "Number of COVID cases in Delhi crashes after mass distribution of ivermectin. I get the New York Times' daily free newsletter in my email.  You can save your rotten tomatoes.  I refuse to pay for anything they print.  But sometimes it's useful to stay in contact with the other side. The NYT May 27 letter discusses the history of the COVID lab leak theory and declares that "the best mitigation strategies — travel restrictions, testing, contact tracing, social distancing, ventilation, and masking — are still the best mitigation strategies."  My parsimony has once again been proven well founded.  Let's break it down. Mitigation is "the process or result of making something less severe, dangerous, painful, harsh, or damaging."  That means that anything that makes getting COVID less likely is a form of mitigation.  Ditto for making the bug not so nasty if you should happen to get it.  All of the NYT measures fall into the first group.  And, as they like to trumpet, we should "Follow the Science!"  The piece proceeds to take apart the whole WHO and CDC charade. So, read on...  The piece concludes with these words. "Of course, all the science in the world is meaningless if you don't measure the ultimate effect on disease transmission.  And the verdict is in.  Masks have had zero effect on the rates of COVID.  It's not even certain that the vaunted N95s are much help in keeping health care workers safe.  The reasons there are complex, but negative pressure rooms (ventilation) and U.V. sterilization (artificial sunlight) seem to be the most effective methods. So what should we do with anything the NYT says about COVID?  Get informed about the facts from reliable scientific sources, not echo chamber pundits.  And as Jimmy Buffett sings, I'm looking for my lost shaker of salt."     The New York Times' Bone-Headed Guidelines on COVID 'Mitigation' - American Thinker


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Things Worth Considering 1

The progressive Democrat socialists running cities and states across the country, and those who roam the halls of the Capitol Building and the White House have proven themselves to be complete idiots. Their decisions regarding the nature and character of police officers and the role of policing belies they have little ability to understand human nature. They refuse to believe most police officers regard their jobs as important for society, otherwise they would not be willing to risk their lives doing what they do and the dangers they face, not to mention doing the good they do on a daily basis. That is not mean some officers always observe the rules of responsible policing or should not be police officers. But history suggests those are few and far between. On the other hand the unethical and corrupt left wing denizens running our cities and states who believe otherwise are the fools that have and continue to foment the very conditions that bring about chaos, riots and destruction.
         Yet it takes a huge amount of audacity for them to blame the police for their rank foolishness creating the conditions which their actions, words, decisions and policies produce. Have they ever thought that maybe the police are not the problem? It is patently obvious that they puzzle at what is the cause not realizing that it is they who are the real problem. Here's why: Coddling criminals from illegal immigrants to felonious murderers, setting up sanctuary cities and states where illegals immigrants, even those who are criminals, refusing to vet individuals seeking to enter the United States, inviting into the country anyone without verification of cause or background checks, even aiding and abetting anyone who violates our immigration and gun laws, blaming guns for killing people instead of the demented people wielding the weapons, ignoring the criminal behavior found in Democrat run city ghettos leading to endless black on black and gang crime, supporting infanticide and eugenics in the name of a woman's right to choose and Democrat party support of communist thugs that comprise the membership of BLM and Antifa. Not to mention their incessant corrosive, nonsensical, divisive and completely racist rhetoric. Logic is nowhere to be found in these and more illogical political objectives they promote that actually support any such misguided reasoning. Period. They even seem to be unable to understand the causation of their political decisions which are obvious from the FBI's reporting of crime statistics. But, it seems that finally some light bulbs may actually be starting to go off in their heads. Note the title of this piece: "Crime-Ridden Blue Cities Scramble to Re-Fund the Police."         Quote: "Democrat-led cities including New York, Baltimore, Oakland and Los Angeles are backpedaling on their pledges to re-imagine, defund or abolish police departments. It comes amid growing waves of violent crime that often compound the suffering of already oppressed left-wing constituencies, the Wall Street Journal reportedSo-called sanctuary cities have now proposed restoring tens of millions of dollars cut from law-enforcement last year as a knee-jerk reaction to pressure from radical activists during months of social-justice-themed race-riotsOn top of that, many officials now propose spending even more money to fix the problem. “In the nation’s 20 largest local law-enforcement agencies, city and county leaders want funding increases for nine of the 12 departments where next year’s budgets already have been proposed,” wrote the Journal. “The increases range from 1% to nearly 6%.”

Among those that have dialed back their original defunding proposals are notorious hotbeds of leftist unrest such as Portland and Minneapolis. Skyrocketing rates of violence and murder, including high-profile assaults on Asian Americans and recent anti-Semitic assaults targeting Jews, are largely to blame. “What’s missing in the defunding conversation is our city is facing a huge increase in violent crime,” admitted Oakland Police Chief LeRonne Armstrong.  Crime-Ridden Blue Cities Scramble to Re-Fund the Police - Headline USA


This item provides insight into the corruption that George Soros's campaign to destroy law and order in our country by funding the election of left wing reprobates to fill prosecutor positions across the country. He predicts most of these people will hang on but that the Democrat party is bringing about its own doom. Quote: "This week’s Democratic primary election for Philadelphia district attorney could presage outcomes in the 2022 and 2024 elections, but not in the way the winner would like. Foreigners are often surprised that Americans elect most of their local prosecutors — and that these prosecutors can become major forces in public force. But we do and they can...Politically upwardly mobile DAs have typically been tough on crime. That’s not the case — just the opposite — for Larry Krasner, the incumbent Philadelphia DA who was renominated Tuesday, and for the other “reform” prosecutors backed by billionaire George Soros, who have been elected in Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Boston. Krasner, a longtime criminal defense lawyer, replaced almost the entire staff, promised never to seek the death penalty, decriminalized prostitution and theft under $500, and reduced charges in controversial homicide and domestic abuse cases. 

         As for Philadelphia’s huge increase in homicides — 499 were killed in 2020, the most since 1990 — Krasner blames them on COVID-19 and shutdowns. He doesn’t seem to connect that with the “mostly peaceful” protests and Black Lives Matter demands for defunding the police that began after George Floyd died last May...Other Soros-backed “reform” prosecutors may face political backlash. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner faces misconduct charges in her case against former Gov. Eric Greitens, and there has been talk of recalling San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon. But the real political peril may come to national Democrats. Their kente cloth-clad congressional leaders took a knee for Black Lives Matter in June 2020 and then suffered unexpected House seat losses in November. “The Republican attacks against the ‘defund the police’ movement,” a recent post-mortem concluded, “proved more potent than Democrats ever anticipated.”

       Soros-backed “reform” prosecutors have won in jurisdictions dominated by central cities with large black or Hispanic populations and whose white liberal college-graduate voters, as The New York Times’ Thomas Edsall has noted, are more “anti-racist” than blacks. Other Soros-backed “reform” prosecutors may face political backlash. St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner faces misconduct charges in her case against former Gov. Eric Greitens, and there has been talk of recalling San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascon. But the real political peril may come to national Democrats. Their kente cloth-clad congressional leaders took a knee for Black Lives Matter in June 2020 and then suffered unexpected House seat losses in November. “The Republican attacks against the ‘defund the police’ movement,” a recent post-mortem concluded, “proved more potent than Democrats ever anticipated.” Soros-backed “reform” prosecutors have won in jurisdictions dominated by central cities with large black or Hispanic populations and whose white liberal college-graduate voters, as The New York Times’ Thomas Edsall has noted, are more “anti-racist” than blacks.  

        The problem for Democrats is that there are many more like-minded voters beyond these heavily Democratic cities and counties, and that poll after poll after poll shows support dwindling for Black Lives Matter and defunding the police — even, as their increased support for Donald Trump in 2020 suggests, among some Hispanics and blacks. For just as liberal voters tend to vastly overestimate police violence against blacks, so Soros’ “reform” prosecutors seem to underestimate the number of offenders capable of repeated vicious violence. Unfortunately, there are some people who are genuinely vicious and unpredictably violent, from whom the larger public deserves and demands protection. If the body count goes on, Soros’ “reform” prosecutors may hang on, but a lot of Democrats across the country may not."     Reform Prosecutors May Hang on, but National Democrats May Not – American Digest

 

Saturday, May 29, 2021

Observer at Windham, NH 'Audit' Identifies Auditors Backdating Voting Machines and Performing Additional Suspicious Actions

Observers of the audit in Winham, New Hampshire have identified numerous actions by the audit team that are very suspect.

We reported two days ago that the three auditors selected for the Windham audit are conflicted with connections to Pelosi and Schumer.

Then earlier today we reported that in addition to conflicts and independence issues the audit has a bizarre audit plan that undermines the audit as well.

Now we can report that there is evidence that the auditors in the Windham audit have backdated the election system parameters in the midst of the audit.

The forensic audit in Windham, New Hampshire is over, but the momentum to keep it alive is just getting started.

Todd, a financial auditor and founder of NH Voter Integrity Group, reported that activity on a computer with firmware software on it would be listed on an internal audit report.

Upon seeing the machine's audit report, Todd realized that was not true, and the memory card does not need to be deleted, as Hursti insisted.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2021/05/breaking-observers-windham-nh-audit-identify-auditors-backdating-voting-machines-audit-performing-additional-suspicious-actions/ 

Georgia Judge Postpones Ballot Examination After County Files Motion to Dismiss

A judge in Georgia told parties in an election integrity case on May 27 that a previously scheduled meeting at a ballot storage warehouse was canceled after officials filed a flurry of motions in the case.

Henry County Superior Court Judge Brian Amero said a May 28 meeting was no longer taking place because of motions filed by Fulton County, the county's Board of Registration and Elections, and the county's clerk of Superior and Magistrate Courts, a spokesperson for the court confirmed to The Epoch Times.

County officials argued that the complaint filed by voters should be dismissed because the petitioners failed to serve, or even attempt to serve, the county.

Amero granted the petitioners' request to unseal the mailed ballots and said they could go to where they were stored in order to observe county workers create higher resolution images of the ballots.

During the hearing, lawyers for the county urged the judge not to grant access to the ballots.

"From day one, I have encouraged Georgians with concerns about the election in their counties to pursue those claims through legal avenues. Fulton County has a long standing history of election mismanagement that has understandably weakened voters' faith in its system. Allowing this audit provides another layer of transparency and citizen engagement," he told The Epoch Times in an email.

Democrat Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts criticized the attempt to examine the ballots.

https://www.theepochtimes.com/georgia-judge-postpones-election-ballot-examination-after-county-files-motion-to-dismiss_3833447.html?utm_source=partner&utm_campaign=ZeroHedge 

Oregon Is Proof That Leftist Politics Ultimately Lead To Tyranny And Decay

What kind of abysmal social and economic conditions would make at least five separate counties of US voters want to flee a state to join the borders of another state? Well, all it takes is a cult of insane Marxists running the entire state into the ground from the safety of their metropolitan communes while demanding that people submit their undying fealty to the draconian medical mandates of an elitist minority.

It's not just the economic decline that's the issue in Oregon, it's also the rampant suppression of individual rights through medical tyranny, along with the special government treatment of Marxist extremist groups like Antifa and BLM. Thousands of businesses have closed in the state because of pointless lockdowns which did NOTHING to stop the natural spread of Covid, and the businesses that tried to defy the mandates in order to survive were harassed or threatened with fines by state health officials and OSHA. At the same time, local politicians have barely lifted a finger to stop leftist civil unrest.

Of course, Oregon is not the only blue state setting the standard for tyranny.

Most leftist dominated states are pushing similar measures.

On top of that, numerous counties of Virginia are considering leaving the state to join West Virginia, just as multiple counties in Eastern Oregon are trying to join with Idaho.

In Blue States across the nation incremental totalitarianism is being implemented, but Oregon is clearly leading the charge in my opinion.

The proof is in the actions of blue states vs red states.

https://alt-market.us/oregon-is-proof-that-leftist-politics-ultimately-lead-to-tyranny-and-decay/