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New York Times Book Review Boosts Bette Midler Reading Black Authors Deeply on Race

The New York Times Book Review sometimes softly interviews celebrities for its "By The Book" feature, allowing them to boast of their love of the published word. For this Sunday, the celebrity was Bette Midler, and the gushy headline was "Bette Midler Is Still in the Thrall of 19th-Century Novelists." The drawing of her was also very complimentary. Not only does she insist she has always loved to read, she aggressively volunteers how much she reads black authors. Like Maya Angelou. What’s the last great book you read? I recently reread I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Hands down, one of the greatest I’ve ever read.... What’s the last book you read that made you laugh? I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. The scene in church, where a woman gets the spirit and rushes the pastor, is one of the funniest things I have ever read. What’s the last book that made you cry? I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. Okay, she looooooves Maya Angelou. There was more. Asked what current authors she admires, she included Ta-Nehisi Coates and bell hooks (radical enough to hate capital letters). And she insists "Alex Haley’s [The Autobiography of] Malcolm X made a huge impression on me." Also:  What book should everybody read before the age of 21? W. E. B. Du Bois’s The Souls of Black Folk, Personal Finance for Dummies and Jane Jacobs’s The Death and Life of Great American Cities. ....What subject do you wish more authors would write about? Race and Reconstruction. The villainy of the impeached Andrew Johnson should be common knowledge, but it is not. Our children should be made aware that we are still living with the consequences of Reconstruction. I’m 75, and it was news to me. Despite all this messaging about her readings on race, her dream dinner with literary figures is all-white:  You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Which three writers, dead or alive, do you invite? Charles Dickens, Fran Lebowitz and Vladimir Nabokov.

MSNBC NatSec Analyst: Conservatives May Make Fugitive Parents Heroes

On Friday, the Oakland County Michigan prosecutor announced she was charging the parents of the Oxford High School shooter with involuntary manslaughter. When MSNBC national security analyst Frank Figliuzzi was asked by Deadline: White House host Nicolle Wallace for his thoughts on the matter, his first instinct was to warn that conservatives would make the parents Second Amendment heroes and then had the gall to to say that would be politicization of a tragedy. Wallace asked a relatively simple question of the former FBI assistant director for counterintelligence, "This prosecutor did something different, she did something bold. There’s not a ton of precedent for it and in your view, what should we be looking out for in the coming days?"     Figliuzzi's first instinct was to go after conservatives, "let's keep our eye on how those who are Second Amendment enthusiasts until, you know, the end of the Earth when it comes to even children having access to guns -- let's see how they respond. Let's see how this gets spun by perhaps members of Congress even, who are even owned by the NRA in many respects where their donations come from. Let's keep an eye on that and try to keep them honest in terms of what happened here."  The parents were not arrested before the press conference announcing the charges, so the FBI and U.S. Marshals joined the hunt to locate them. For Figliuzzi this means viewers should also watch for "the degree to which these now potentially fugitive parents become a cause celeb for the far right which would be a terrible politicization of a tragedy, but we have seen that before." The only one politicizing anything is Figliuzzi. The parents appear to have ignored clear warnings something was wrong with their son by doing nothing to prevent him from accessing the firearm used in the shooting. No Second Amendment advocate supports such reckless behavior. Only after politicizing the shooting with his wild attacks against conservatives did Figliuzzi conclude by urging parents to talk to their local school boards about their relationship with police. This segment was sponsored by Dell. Here is a transcript for the December 3 show: MSNBC Deadline: White House 4:22 PM ET NICOLLE WALLACE: This prosecutor did something different, she did something bold. There’s not a ton of precedent for it and in your view, what should we be looking out for in the coming days?  FRANK FIGLIUZZI: So, I, you know, let's keep our eye on how those who are Second Amendment enthusiasts until, you know, the end of the Earth when it comes to even children having access to guns -- let's see how they respond. Let's see how this gets spun by perhaps members of Congress even, who are even owned by the NRA in many respects where their donations come from. Let's keep an eye on that and try to keep them honest in terms of what happened here. And the degree to which these now potentially fugitive parents become a cause celeb for the far right which would be a terrible politicization of a tragedy, but we have seen that before. And then let’s, let’s all demand, I’m going to give people homework here: go and ask your school board and your school officials, what is the level of partnership that we have in our school between the sheriff or the police and the guidance counsellors and the principal? When I was in the FBI we held seminars for these partnerships and in many cases it was the very first time that say, an assistant or assistant chief of police ever met each other, let alone understood how they should work together and assess a threat. So, ask those questions if you are a parent. Get those answers as soon as you are back next week.

Triple Vaccinated Doctor Gets Omicron — Then Passes It Onto Another Person

Another vaccinated individual has tested positive for Omicron.

An Israeli doctor who has received three doses of the Pfizer vaccine has tested positive for Omicron.

He also passed it onto another person.

New York Post reported:

A fully vaccinated Israeli doctor who became infected with the Omicron COVID-19 variant appears to have only passed the bug on to one other person — despite coming into close contact with dozens of people.

Dr. Elad Maor, a cardiologist at Sheba Medical Center near Tel Aviv, told the UK’s Guardian he came down with symptoms and tested positive on Nov. 27 after attending a three-day conference in London over the weekend.

“I got the Omicron in London, for sure,” Maor, who has received three doses of the Pfizer vaccine, told the outlet.

“That is interesting because that was 10 days ago in London — really, really early.

Although the media continues to smear the unvaccinated, many of the Omicron cases up to this point have been fully vaccinated.

The first four detected cases were found in fully vaccinated individuals.

All Four Botswana “Omicron” Variant Patients Were Fully Vaccinated

Two that traveled back to Australia with Omicron were fully vaccinated.

Here We Go… Two Omicron-Infected Individuals Arrive in Australia – Both Victims are FULLY VACCINATED

The United State’s first case of Omicron was found in a fully vaccinated.

Fauci Announces Nation’s First Case of Omicron Covid Variant — A Fully Vaccinated Traveler from California

The post Triple Vaccinated Doctor Gets Omicron — Then Passes It Onto Another Person appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Nevada Becomes First State to Impose Surcharge on Unvaccinated Workers and Their Unvaccinated Family Members

Nevada became the first state in the union to impose a mandatory fine on unvaccinated workers and their unvaccinated family members.

The rule will affect some 5,000 state employees not vaccinated against COVID-19 starting in July 2022.

Zero Hedge reported:

Nevada on Thursday became the first U.S. state to impose a surcharge on workers who have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine, though the penalty doesn’t take effect until the middle of next year.

All but two members of the state’s Public Employees’ Benefit Program Board (PEBP) voted during a meeting to approve a surcharge of $55 a month on unvaccinated workers.

The approved proposal also stipulates a surcharge of $175 a month for workers’ spouses, partners, and dependents 18 and older. That could be adjusted down the road.

The surcharges will go into effect on July 1, 2022.

They’ll help offset the costs of COVID-19 testing, Laura Rich, executive officer of the board, said.

Testing costs through September were estimated at $3.3 million.

The board did not analyze the cost of COVID-19 hospitalizations for the proposal because that would have made the surcharge for spouses and dependents “significantly higher,” Rich said. State rules bar making the surcharge on workers any higher.

The post Nevada Becomes First State to Impose Surcharge on Unvaccinated Workers and Their Unvaccinated Family Members appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

A Brutal Washington Post Story on Kamala Harris

Anonymous former staffers are trashing the vice president’s management style.

Vice President Kamala Harris waves at panelists during a virtual townhall event to address different care policies in the Build Back Better Agenda at the White House in Washington, D.C., October 14, 2021.

Biden’s DOJ Releases Memo that Totally Blows Away the ‘Trump Incited an Insurrection’ Narrative

President Trump didn’t incite riots on January 6th at the Capitol and Biden’s DOJ knows it.

Julie Kelly has done a masterful job of reporting on the January 6th protests at the Capitol and the arrests of American political prisoners since that day.

The Gateway Pundit put together a site that lists the many Americans arrested for their actions on that day.  Here is our site that shares details about the American prisoners being held in captivity since that day.

The Gateway Pundit Announces: AMERICAN GULAG – The Informational Website on the Jan. 6 Political Prisoners

Many of these individuals did nothing wrong.  Some didn’t even go into the Capitol.  We’re unaware of any information on a conspiracy contrived before that day to stop the proceedings of Congress.  We’re also unaware of any intent to cause harm going into that day from Trump protesters.

BREAKING EXCLUSIVE: DOJ Is Trying to Prevent Funding to J6 Attorneys and Cripple the Defense of J6 Defendants (AUDIO)

Now Julie Kellly has uncovered text from Biden/Obama’s DOJ that blows up the ‘Trump incited a riot’ narrative.

In the document from the DOJ, they claim:

It is objectively unreasonable to conclude that President Trump could authorize citizens to interfere with the Electoral College proceedings…”

“It is objectively unreasonable to conclude that President Trump could authorize citizens to interfere with the Electoral College proceedings…”

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— Julie Kelly 🇺🇸 (@julie_kelly2) December 2, 2021

Knowing that President Trump could not authorize citizens to interfere in the Electoral College proceedings, why would any person on integrity seek evidence that this was the case?

The post Biden’s DOJ Releases Memo that Totally Blows Away the ‘Trump Incited an Insurrection’ Narrative appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Bitcoin miners say they're helping to fix the broken Texas electric grid — and Ted Cruz agrees

Crypto enthusiasts believe the fix to ERCOT's reliability problems and price fluctuations is to add another electricity consumer into the mix.

Podcast: The 3WHH on What the Latest Hoax Teaches About the Left

(Steven Hayward)

This special end-of-semester episode features me and Lucretia reflecting on the latest academic hoax that I highlighted earlier in the week (here and here), and which may have contributed to Higher Education Quarterly having to retract the fake article on how “right wing money” is supposedly pushing colleges and universities to the right and intimidating faculty and administrators. (The Chronicle of Higher Education wants to interview me about the whole matter some time next week.) The study was so ludicrous that only a liberal (and apparently the academic “peer reviewers” who signed off on the article) could have believed it.

This opens up a wider window into the question of why leftists—especially on campus—are such miserable, unhappy, and intolerant people, and why they behave tyrannically, increasingly turning our campuses into Stasi-like institutions worthy of East Germany. (Just this week, Columbia University put out a video, posted below, calling on students and staff to “report” people who use incorrect pronouns because of the “harm” and threat to safety such unpure speech acts represent. Suggestion: Why don’t we simply just call everyone “comrade” and solve everything at once.)

The answer requires taking seriously the nihilism of the modern left which cannot tolerate any disagreement or challenge to their position because it threatens their very being, while conventional or moderate liberals have been swept too far by the premises of supposedly progressivism to offer effective resistance to the extreme left. Warning: Expect cameo appearances from Harry Neumann and Harry Jaffa along the way!

You know what to do now: listen here, or wander happily over to the nihilism-free zone at Ricochet.

Note especially the passage in the middle about how “Intentionally misgendering someone by refusing to use the correct pronouns or name is a violation of the Columbia university non-discrimination policy,” and encouraging students to visit Columbia’s website if they need to “report an incident.” Campus Stasi operators are standing by!

Chaser:

Fauci Admits He Has No Idea What to Do About Thousands of Migrants Entering US With COVID

Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted during an interview with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that he has no clue what to do about the thousands of migrants who have entered the US with COVID.

Cavuto confronted Fauci about how 18 percent of the migrant families coming in are testing positive for the virus.

“We have about 18 percent of the migrant families here, 20 percent of the unaccompanied minors, testing positive for covid,” Cavuto noted. “If you use the figure [of] 20,000, and that’s a loose figure … who have been apprehended, that could be up to 4,000 individuals who have covid. What do we do about that?”

Fauci asserted that he doesn’t have an “easy answer” and danced around the question.

“You know, Neil, I — I don’t have an easy answer for that,” Fauci replied. “I mean, obviously, Title 42 is still operable at the border trying to keep people who should not come in into the country. There is testing that is done. I’m certain it’s not as extensive as we would like to see, but I have to admit, Neil, I don’t have an easy answer. That — that’s a very difficult problem.”

Cavuto asked, “I’m just wondering, though, if those numbers are indeed the case, it would dwarf whatever good we’re trying to do at airports, right? Just looking at the sheer numbers.”

Fauci, bizarelly, went on to claim that omicron is going to spread no matter what measures are taken.

“You know what I think is going to happen that is possibly going to make this a moot point?” he said. “I think, give what we know about the transmissibility and likely transmissibility of Omicron … once it gets in there, it will likely, under the radar, be spreading no matter what you do to keep people out or not.”

His reaction implies that the whole mask and vaccine mandate charade would also be useless.

The post Fauci Admits He Has No Idea What to Do About Thousands of Migrants Entering US With COVID appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

CAIR’s Nihad Awad declares Tel Aviv ‘occupied,’ prays for its ‘liberation’

CAIR’s Nihad Awad declares Tel Aviv ‘occupied,’ prays for its ‘liberation’
The Council on American-Islamic Relations was listed among the unindicted co-conspirators in the 2009 Holy Land Foundation (HLF) trial, the largest terrorism financing case in American history. A year later, the Investigative Project reported that Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich sent a letter “to four members of Congress who asked for details last fall on how […]

New York “Can’t Take Its Standing For Granted” — Goldman Sachs CEO Issues Warning To NYC

Democrats are killing New York City.

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon issued a warning to New York City about their high taxes and unfriendly business environment.

Zero Hedge reported:

It was no sooner than we reported Goldman was doing what it needed to do to retain its talent that Chief Executive Officer David Solomon is now urging the city of New York to do the same.

At a Financial Times conference this week, Solomon commented that the city’s leadership needed to keep an eye on how companies are fleeing the city in favor of less regulated, lower taxed, venues like Florida.

“New York has to be aware that there are good choices, and it’s got to keep itself attractive. Incentives matter, taxes matter, cost of living matters,” Solomon said this week.

Meanwhile, Solomon’s Goldman Sachs has been expanding in other geographical locations.

New York “can’t take its standing for granted,” Bloomberg reported that Solomon warned.

He also warned saying that there is no guarantee New York City will “have a permanent place in the world” as the premier global business destination.

The Washington Examiner reported:

Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon said New York City’s status as a premiere global business destination could diminish if it keeps increasing taxes on businesses.

In an interview during the Financial Times’s Global Banking Summit , Solomon said New York City “is not going away” but argued that there is no guarantee that the city will “have a permanent place in the world.”

Back in June, reports surfaced claiming that over 100 Goldman Sachs employees were planning on moving to Florida.

The New York Post reported:

Working from home is no longer an option at Goldman Sachs — but working from Florida might be another story.

More than 100 key Goldman Sachs employees are reportedly poised to migrate from the firm’s New York headquarters to a new office in Palm Beach, Florida.

The snub to the Big Apple — which comes as Goldman bankers reported back to the office on Monday after more than a year of working remotely — would mark a shift in Goldman’s more than 150-year-old, New York-centric strategy at the hands of Chief Executive David Solomon.

The post New York “Can’t Take Its Standing For Granted” — Goldman Sachs CEO Issues Warning To NYC appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Bond Set at Combined $1M After Michigan Parents Enter Pleas

A judge imposed a combined $1 million bond Saturday for the parents of the Michigan teen charged with killing four students at Oxford High School, hours after police said they were caught hiding in a Detroit commercial building.

Getting minds right at Yale: The Ayres report

(Scott Johnson)

In the multilayered saga of Trent Colbert at Yale Law School, we last noted “Dean Gerken regrets.” Dean Gerken is the dean of Yale Law School. Her regret over the false disparagement of second-year law student Trent Colbert was inane, shallow, and phony.

Now David Lat updates the story in “As the YLS world turns.” Lat reports that an investigative report ordered up by Gerken herself and prepared by Professor Ian Ayres indicates that Gerken authorized the message disparaging Colbert.

Lat adds that Gerken is treating the report as a highly classified document: “faculty members are not even allowed to read the Ayres Report themselves; instead, they must go to Professor Ayres’s office and have it read aloud to them.”

The Washington Free Beacon’s Aaron Sibarium has owned this story. Sibarium summarizes Lat’s update in “Report: Yale Law Dean Signed Off on Condemnation of ‘Trap House’ Email—Then Threw Her Colleagues Under the Bus.”

Lat excavates Gerken’s extremely misleading school-wide email of November 17:

I have spent every year of my deanship trying to foster an inclusive community and create an environment where students feel called into the community rather than called out. The email message from administrators to members of the 2L class did not strike the appropriate balance between those two goals. I take responsibility for that failure, and I am sorry for it. Our future communications will better conform to our values.

Read this message in light of the reported finding that Gerken authorized the message in issue and one can infer the low character of the authorities at Yale Law School. Paul Mirengoff commented on Gerken’s message at the time:

The Stalinist-style diversity thugs who harmed him go unpunished. They aren’t even reprimanded. Gerken lets them off-the-hook by purporting to take “full responsibility” for their actions. This is a dodge. If Gerken were fully responsible, the only honorable course would be to resign….

This is precisely where we seem to have arrived. If Lat has it right, Gerken is responsible in the relevant sense. Yet Gerken persists where neither shame nor professional responsibility holds sway in light of the competing imperatives. All honor to Trent Colbert who set off the chain of events that has given us this highly illuminating look inside the asylum of elite higher education.

Kevin Roche: On the Moronic variant

(Scott Johnson)

Listening to President Biden’s monomaniacal remarks on the Omicron variant, I found it hard not to conclude we are stuck inside an Escher lithograph. I commented on Biden’s primary theme of vaccination, but testing is also part of the loop. It isn’t only my friend Kevin Roche who finds the emphasis on PCR testing in particular misguided. Scott Atlas also writes about “the role and pitfalls of PCR testing and concerns about cycle thresholds” in his new book, as John Tierney notes in his City Journal column “Covid’s three blind mice.” Over at Healthy Skeptic this morning Kevin provides “A serious look at the Moronic variant.” He writes in part (very slightly edited):

Here is my assessment based on what we seem to know. In a widespread respiratory virus, variants come, some stay, some go. There are currently four common seasonal coronaviruses, they all manage to stay in circulation in varying proportions. Covidhttps://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/south-africa/-19 may eventually become one more of those, and it may have more than one strain as part of that rotation, as influenza also has. The Moronic variant is just one more of those strains. I see no evidence to suggest it is more transmissible.

Those of you who read the CSPI article (which hopefully is back on line and a reader did post in the comments a link to a twitter thread of the article) linked in a post earlier this week will understand when I say that I am very doubtful that Delta was more transmissible and I think the same logic applies to Moronic. The people most susceptible to a virus or a variant tend to be infected early on and some of those have large contact networks and so it can appear as though a strain is more infectious in its initial deployment phase, but it may not actually be.

If you look at the epidemic curves found on Worldometers or elsewhere, the curve this year at this time for South Africa, which is highly unvaccinated, looks just like the curve last year, at almost the exact same time. (Worldometers South Africa Chart) Looking at the curve you would not in any way conclude that the Moronic variety is more transmissible than its predecessors. In fact, the South Africa curve, because it is in a still largely immune-naive population, is a wonderful example of a typical progression of a seasonal respiratory virus.

I would assume that the peaks of future waves will begin to be lower in height and the ascent and descent not so steep as the proportion of the population infected grows. You may already see that in the active cases curve on Worldometers for the South Africa wave before this one. (And note also the clear seasonality shown in this South Africa chart, with a dual season, very similar to Florida for example.)

The evidence so far is that Moronic also may lead to less severe disease. Again, probably too early to assess that properly, and in heavily vaccinated populations it will be very difficult to track the effect properly. We haven’t been assessing Delta in the best analytic way, so right now I am assuming the same screwed-up approach will be used for Moronic. So aside from my base of skepticism to everything until good data and research are produced, there is nothing in the early data that tells me we should be unduly worried. I know the Covid-19 terrorists will be disappointed.

Which brings up the real issue with how this epidemic has been tracked and responded to–the excessive use and inadequacies of PCR testing. We are using these ridiculously oversensitive tests to call people cases and infected. I have pounded away from the start of the epidemic at the concept of adaptive immunity and what it really means for an encounter with a respiratory pathogen. People need to think about this and even our supposed public health experts rarely explain it properly.

Adaptive immunity does not stop exposure. Nothing short of enveloping yourself in Saran wrap will, as should be apparent from this epidemic. (Look, for example, at the wonderful impact masking has had.) Anyone at any point could have some virus or virus fragments in their upper respiratory tract. If they have been vaccinated or, even better, had a prior infection, they are likely to clear any viable virus very quickly. But if they are tested while that is occurring, they are a “case.”

We will never get out of this terrible cycle of futile and damaging responses to the epidemic as long as we keep this idiotic testing regime going.

Michigan prosecutor highlights texts from school shooting suspect's parents sent to son before tragedy

Oakland County prosecutor Karen McDonald on Saturday highlighted text messages and a social media post from James and Jennifer Crumbley to their son, suspected Oxford High School shooter Ethan Crumbley, during their arraignment hearing.

76ers face social media ridicule for misfiring on 'peachy' tweet

The Philadelphia 76ers were mocked on Twitter on Friday after the team defeated the Atlanta Hawks, 98-96, thanks to Joel Embiid’s last-second jumper to win the game before time expired.

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Aaron Rodgers meets with renowned sports doc in Los Angeles as he deals with toe injury

Aaron Rodgers was spotted outside a Los Angeles doctor’s office walking with a renowned orthopedics and sports medicine physician Friday with the Green Bay Packers on a bye this week.

NY Times' Paranoia Over ‘Disinformation’ Comes for Epoch Times' Cute Cat Clips?

New York Times “disinformation” reporter Davey Alba made the front page of Friday’s Business section with another hit piece on the rival, conservative newspaper The Epoch Times, an outlet backed by the China-based religious movement of Falun Gong that has a strong and for the Times, dangerous, social media presence. It is also a strong opponent of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), which probably annoys some of the New York Times’ hard-left staffers. The Epoch Times does have a breathless quality to its coverage, not all of which pans out. But the NYT's abject horror over Epoch's very existence and apparent annoyance of its strong stance against the thugs of the CCP (who have attacked the paper's printing press) smacks of overkill. Now it’s being criticized for spreading COVID misinformation on the back of cute cat clips in “How Cute Cats Help Spread Misinformation Online.” On Oct. 2, New Tang Dynasty Television, a station linked to the Chinese spiritual movement Falun Gong, posted a Facebook video of a woman saving a baby shark stranded on a shore. Next to the video was a link to subscribe to The Epoch Times, a newspaper that is tied to Falun Gong and that spreads anti-China and right-wing conspiracies. The post collected 33,000 likes, comments and shares. “Anti-China”? To be against the totalitarian Community Party regime in China isn’t “anti-China,” no matter how the liberal Times would like to conflate the two. Alba goes after several targets, but returns to Epoch Times and its awful use of cute pet videos to draw in viewers, something surely never done before in history. Now, it is becoming increasingly clear how widely the old-school internet trick is being used by people and organizations peddling false information online, misinformation researchers say. .... Perhaps no organization deploys the tactic as forcefully as Epoch Media, parent company of The Epoch Times. Epoch Media has published videos of cute animals in 12,062 posts on its 103 Facebook pages in the past year, according to an analysis by The New York Times…. Alba even tracked down the original licensors of those dangerous animal videos. Mike Skogmo, Jukin Media’s senior vice president for marketing and communications, said his company had a licensing deal with New Tang Dynasty Television, the station tied to Falun Gong. …. Asked whether the company evaluated whether their clips were used as engagement bait for misinformation in striking the license deals, Mr. Skogmo said Jukin had nothing else to add. The Epoch Times is the New York Times' favorite whipping boy. Tech reporter Kevin Roose made a Sunday front page with a hit piece: “How an Obscure Newspaper Became a Bullhorn for the Far Right.” The Times itself never goes after the CCP with the same vigor. Alba previously called Epoch “a top purveyor of conspiracy theories and political misinformation” and again faulted it for “regularly publish[ing] anti-Chinese Communist Party content.” (A month later, the paper’s printing press in Hong Kong was smashed up, surely at the instigation of the CCP. Perhaps Epoch has a point?) The Times even went after the paper for having been handed out by white people in Wisconsin.

Germany Treats Natural Immunity the Same as Vaccination

Allowing proof of natural immunity has always been the compromise answer allowing us to declare a truce in the vaccine-mandate wars.

Syringes of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a pop-up community vaccination center in Valley Stream, N.Y., February 23, 2021.

Parents charged in Oxford school shooting plead not guilty to involuntary manslaughter

The pleas come just hours after the parents were captured in a commercial building in Detroit, where they appeared to be hiding.

Jana Partners may have a three-pronged plan to build value at Zendesk

Activist firm Jana Partners isn’t happy about Zendesk’s plan to acquire Momentive. Here are three ways the firm can create value for shareholders.

Dummy AOC Calls Out GOP as KKK Party — But This is Cool and She Will Keep All Committee Assignments


KKK Democrats marching in Washington DC in the early 1900s.

The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the activist wing of the Democratic Party.
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On September 28, 1868, a mob of Democrats massacred nearly 300 African-American Republicans in Opelousas, Louisiana. The savagery began when racist Democrats attacked a newspaper editor, a white Republican and schoolteacher for ex-slaves. Several African-Americans rushed to the assistance of their friend, and in response, Democrats went on a “Negro hunt,” killing every African-American (all of whom were Republicans) in the area they could find. (Via Grand Old Partisan)

Democrats in hoods slaughtered hundreds of Republicans and blacks across the country.

On April 20, 1871 the Republicans passed the anti-Ku Klux Klan Act outlawing Democratic terrorist groups.

But the wickedness of the left never stops.
Today Democrats flip history and accuse Republicans of being the party of the KKK — while their Democrat terrorist groups like antifa continue to terrorize and destroy communities across the United States.

But this is lost on dummy AOC.

On Wednesday Rep. Ocasio-Cortez, a very vocal Democrat not known for her intellect, accused Republicans of being the party of the KKK.

AOC was commenting on recent attacks on Rep. Ilhan Omar, another vocal Democrat who married her brother and committed likely immigration fraud.

Ilhan Omar says she receives numerous death threats something we at The Gateway Pundit denounce.

So in response to this AOC accuses all Republicans of being members of the KKK party.

Of course, these sort of attacks are completely acceptable in Pelosi’s House of Representatives.

Only Republicans who post offensive cartoons are removed from their committee assignments by Democrats. There are no consequences for Democrats promoting violence against Republicans – EVER.

Too bad the Republican Party is so neutered and cannot stand up against these constant lies and dangerous verbal assaults.

The post Dummy AOC Calls Out GOP as KKK Party — But This is Cool and She Will Keep All Committee Assignments appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Why Alec Baldwin Had His Finger on the Trigger (VIDEO)

Even people experienced in handling a pistol can inadvertently put their finger on the trigger and not realize they are doing so.

The following video shows you why it is impossible for the 19th Century revolver Baldwin had in hand to fire itself.

Baldwin’s acting job with George Stephanopoulos may have persuaded people who know nothing about a single action revolver.

However, as the expert interviewed on CNN (I am shocked they actually did some real reporting) demonstrates, Baldwin cannot blame the gun.

The fact that is beyond dispute — Baldwin pointed the gun a the cinematographer.

The post Why Alec Baldwin Had His Finger on the Trigger (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

How the Associated Press Covered Israeli President Herzog’s Candle-Lighting in Hebron

How the Associated Press Covered Israeli President Herzog’s Candle-Lighting in Hebron
The AP covered, in its peculiar way, the latest contretemps between Arab and Jew in Hebron, the second holiest city in Judaism. It involved President Herzog’s lighting of the first candle for Hanukkah at a menorah in the Cave of the Patriarchs. When he first announced his intention to do so, Hamas reacted furiously, warning […]

South Korea Setting Daily Records for COVID-19 Cases, Deaths

South Korea is setting records this week for the number of new daily COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Political Forecaster Shifts 8 Governor Races In Favor Of GOP

The Cook Political Report changed their ratings on 9 different Governor’s races.

8 of the races shifted in favor of the GOP while only one shifted in favor of the Democrats.

The states that shifted towards the GOP were Michigan, Nevada, Maine, New Mexico, Oregon, Iowa, and South Carolina.

The only one that changed in favor of the Democrats was in New York.

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Breitbart reported:

Republicans are seeing improved prospects in eight states’ gubernatorial contests next year, according to the Cook Political Report.

The nonpartisan outlet, which analyzes elections and is often used as a resource among campaigns, updated its ratings for 11 gubernatorial races this week and moved eight in a favorable direction for Republicans, while shifting three toward Democrats.

This change comes as the Republicans have once again expanded their target list for 2022.

The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC) has expanded its list 3 times a sign that more and more Democrats are being vulnerable.

Breitbart reported:

The National Republican Campaign Committee (NRCC), the campaign arm for House Republicans, expanded its list of targeted Democrats the committee hopes to flip in the upcoming midterm elections and released new campaign ads to emphasize the rising prices Americans face during Thanksgiving due to the Democrats’ reckless spending.

The NRCC’s expansion comes the day after the 17th Democrat — a close confidant to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), longtime Rep. Peter Welch (D-VT) — announced he would be abandoning the House of Representatives to bid for the U.S. Senate in order to replace retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT).

The list of 13 newly announced vulnerable Democrat representatives includes Reps. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY), Ed Perlmutter (CO), Sanford Bishop (GA), Richard Neal (MA), Dan Kildee (MI), Dina Titus (NV), Annie Kuster (NH), Tom Suozzi (NY), Jerry Nadler (NY), Marcy Kaptur (OH), Jim Clyburn (SC), Jim Cooper (TN), and Steven Cohen (TN).

This is the third time the NRCC has expanded its original list, which it announced on March 25. The campaign arm has kept growing its list as many Democrats have already announced — and more are rumored to announce — their retirement or candidacy for another position, whether it be the Senate or even a local or state position.

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Hawaii Under Blizzard Warning; 12 Inches of Snow Forecast for Summits

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Billionaire Mark Cuban Buys Small Texas Town

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Rep. Pat Fallon to Newsmax: White House Climate Has Changed Our Border

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Bucs' Bruce Arians tries moving on from players' vax card drama: 'I don't give a s--- about that'

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians addressed the media for the first time since the NFL suspended Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards after it was determined the players misrepresented their COVID vaccination status to the league.

Christmas gift idea: This coffee company helps veterans, first responders, and more

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Contact tracing revs up in some states as omicron reaches US

The arrival of the omicron variant of the coronavirus in the U.S. has health officials in some communities reviving contact tracing operations in an attempt to slow and better understand its spread as scientists study how contagious it is and whether it can thwart vaccines.

LeBron James angered over COVID testing drama: 'Thought it was just handled very poorly'

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Police: 3 Women Attacked, Robbed Within 30 Minutes in Chicago

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Brent Musburger Believes 'Paid Assassin' Leaked Jon Gruden's Emails to Get Him Fired

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Envelopes of Cash, Checks Found in Wall of Joel Osteen's Lakewood Church Years After $600K Theft

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Joel Osteen preaches at Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas.

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Cowboys' Amari Cooper Believes He Could Have Played with Covid: 'Michael Jordan Played with the Flu'

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Venezuelan Migrant Apprehensions Surge in All Southwest Border Sectors

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France Says 'Non' to British Proposals to End Channel Migrant Crisis

The Prime Minister of France has rejected proposals from Boris Johnson which he hoped might end the ongoing channel migrant crisis.

Fallout Continues Over Channel Migrant Drownings

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Libya: Court Reinstates Saif al-Islam Qaddafi’s Presidential Bid

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Air Pollution Forces Indian Capital to Shut Schools for Second Time in Three Weeks

The government of India's national capital territory, Delhi, ordered all schools and colleges in the city to close on Friday until further notice citing air pollution marking the second such mandate in less than three weeks.

Commuters cross a street amid smoggy conditions in New Delhi on November 29, 2021. (Photo by Jewel SAMAD / AFP) (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP via Getty Images)

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Waltz: Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Allows Putin to Get More Aggressive with Ukraine

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NIH Director Collins: 'Not Clear That That Much Gets Accomplished' with COVID Shutdowns

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Woman on Delta Flight Caught Breastfeeding Her Hairless Cat Wrapped in a Blanket – Refuses to Put it Back in Cage

A Delta passenger was caught breastfeeding her hairless cat on a flight from Syracuse to Atlanta, Georgia.

The woman refused to put her screaming hairless cat back into its cage when flight attendants approached her.

The cat was swaddled in a blanket to look like a baby.

Metro.co reported:

A woman was caught reportedly trying to breastfeed her hairless cat while aboard a Delta Airlines flight – and refused to stop when told by a flight attendant.

The stunning incident on Delta flight 1360 from Syracuse, New York, to Atlanta, Georgia, was relayed to the Aircraft Communications Addressing and Reporting System (ACARS) by an airline worker. The message stated that a passenger in seat 13A was ‘breastfeeding a cat and will not put cat back in its carrier when (flight attendant) requested’, Newsweek reported.

Flight attendant Ainsley Elizabeth shared more details on TikTok.

‘This woman had one of those, like, hairless cats swaddled up in a blanket so it looked like a baby,’ Ainsley said in the November 13 video.

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An Italian man went to great lengths to get his COVID certificate without actually getting the shot on Thursday.

The unnamed 50-year-old man is now facing charges of fraud after rolling up his sleeve to get the shot into a prosthetic silicon arm.

The fake arm scandal took place in Biella, a town close to Turin in the northern Piedmont region of Italy, after the nation announced massive restrictions on those who refuse the vaccine.

“After completing the bureaucratic formalities, including signing a consent form in front of a doctor, the man, aged 50, sat down and lifted up the sleeve of his shirt as he prepared for a health worker to administer the jab,” the Guardian reports. “Initially, the health worker did not notice anything odd, as the silicone looked similar to skin. But after taking a closer look and touching the arm, the medic asked the man to take off his shirt. His plan foiled, the man, who has not been named, then tried to persuade the health worker to turn a blind eye.”

Unfortunately, the nurse treating him, Filippa Bua, went to the media and the authorities about the incident.

“I felt offended as a professional,” Filippa Bua told La Repubblica. “The colour of the arm made me suspicious and so I asked the man to uncover the rest of his left arm. It was well made but it wasn’t the same colour.”

The man reportedly replied, “would you have imagined that I’d have such a physique?”

Bua added that “at first I thought I made a mistake, that it was a patient with an artificial arm.”

The man clearly made a good effort, but it was not enough.

“The promptness and skill of the health worker ruined the plans of this person, who will now have to respond to the judiciary,” Alberto Cirio, the president of Piedmont, said in a joint statement with Luigi Icardi, the regional health councilor.

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Americans donated $2.7 billion on ‘Giving Tuesday.’ Here's how donors can score a write-off if they don’t itemize deductions

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Afghanistan: Taliban had sleeper agents in every major city, dressed like Westerners

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Westerners continue to be duped across the board by jihadists and Islamic supremacists who fully recognize the West’s gullibility and play it to the fullest. The Western dress of the sleeper agents is reminiscent of Islamic State bride Shamima Begum, who has dramatically changed her style, doffing her hijab and putting on jeans and a […]

It’s Tough to Deter Putin Once You’ve Given Him the Pipeline He Wanted

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U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin shake hands as they arrive for the U.S.-Russia summit at Villa La Grange in Geneva, Switzerland, June 16, 2021.

EXCLUSIVE: Former Maricopa County Recorder Steve Chucri Full January Phone Call With We The People AZ Alliance: “I Think It Was DONE Through Dead People Voting; I Think It Was Multifaceted” (AUDIO)

Former Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri (left) Supervisor Bill Gates (right)

In September, The Gateway Pundit broke segments of undercover audio recordings featuring former Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri revealing his true feelings about the 2020 Presidential Election, Dominion, and a full forensic audit of Maricopa County’s 2020 election.

Chucri was busted on record, saying exactly what we have been reporting for a year now and he revealed the real reason that his colleagues were opposed to an audit: They were scared!

EXCLUSIVE: Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri In Leaked Recording on Fellow Supervisor: Hickman “Just Didn’t Have The Guts” – LIED To Stonewall A REAL Audit (AUDIO)

Just one day after TGP began to break this news, Steve Chucri resigned from office in shame and embarrassment, and he completely flopped on his prior statements.

On Friday the Board of Supervisors interviewed seven applicants to fill Chucri’s vacancy on the board.

BREAKING: Maricopa County Supervisor Steve Chucri RESIGNS From Office After TGP Exposé : “There Was No Cover-Up, The Election Was Not Stolen. Biden Won.”

The Arizona Senate and CyberNinjas’ audit concluded over 700,000 ballot discrepancies, extremely high adjudication rates, loose signature verification, and videographic evidence of individuals deleting elections records before the 22-month statutory deadline. In other words, the election never should have been certified.

Joe Biden was declared the winner of Arizona by less than 10,500 votes.

It has now been 70 days since these results were presented to the Nation and Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich.

Arizona Election Fraud: 2 Months After They Were Identified Illegally Deleting 2020 Election Records, Three Individuals Remain Unpunished, Unidentified and Uncharged by AG Mark Brnovich

Since receiving the “gift of an audit”,  a formal criminal investigation has been opened but we have seen no action.

The audio recording from January gives more background on Chucri’s understanding of voters’ election integrity concerns, Chucri’s concerns with Dominion, and his fight with his colleagues and lawyers, which cost him a leadership position on the board.

In January, Steve Chucri was pro-audit, pro-transparency, and pro-accountability. He knew that Dominion Voting Machines were questionable and he knew that his constituents wanted answers.

Chucri voted against defying the Arizona Senate’s subpoenas and as a result, he lost his opportunity to chair the board as Vice Chairman. He told Steve Robinson and Shelby Busch that he was extremely “disappointed” in his colleagues for their staunch opposition to a joint audit of the 2020 election.

He then told Steve and Sheby in January, “I am persona non grata right now with my colleagues. I was passed over… because of my opposition to this.”

They chose Bill Gates, who Chucri later asserted “has the backbone of a plastic fork”, to lead the board as Vice Chairman.

It appears that Bill Gates was chosen for this position either because he was involved in the election debacle, or he was scared that he lost, as Steve Chucri said in March.

It is evident Chucri held beliefs that the Board of Supervisors was scared to do a real audit since January, which he later confirms in March when he stated that his colleagues “got scared” because they won by very slim margins.

In January, Chucri states, “I don’t know how tough my colleagues will be on making sure we have certain things looked into… this can’t be window dressing. It’s got to be a real audit.”

As Chucri then said, in reference to his colleagues, “They just want to follow the gospel truth of whatever legal counsel is telling them.” This would make sense if you were committing a crime but they owe constituents accountability and transparency.

January 22nd Phone Call

1:49 Chucri:  As it relates to acquiring the Dominion software, at the time we did we weren’t aware of what happened in Texas. Or else I would have given serious pause to that. I don’t even think we can use this… in 2022. Too much damage has been done by way of perception of it.

2:45 Chucri:  I’m incredibly frustrated, I’m the most disappointed I’ve ever been with my colleagues in the eight years I’ve been in office that they wanted to fight this and now they’re finally coming around after two months.

4:08 Chucri: Claims Merissa Hamilton’s Dominion RFP (vetting process) analysis was “flat out wrong”

4:40 Chucri: “The biggest regret is, we found out after the fact that we had already agreed to go with them, that’s when we found out about Texas it was too late. “

6:05 Chucri: Elections Director Scott Jarrett, Adrian Fontes (later referred to as a scumbag, Stephen Richer ran a campaign on Fontes’ criminal actions), and Jesse Moore chose Dominion Voting Machines

8:35: Chucri: “I’m all about transparency. This was a screw up. We should have known about what happened in Texas. I knew about Soros owning some other kind of software. Do you remember some other kind of tabulation? people were warning me about that.” (Smartmatic) So two years ago when I told my constituents, I’m going to do everything in my power to take back elections and our authority from Adrian Fontes when he screwed up in 2018, never in a million years would I have thought I’d see this. And that’s when the Soros issue came up but I never connected Smartmatic to Dominion. But I can tell you right now that I just think so much damage has been done with Dominion in voter confidence. And I’m taking about, you know people are trying to say this is the far right, these are just the Trumpers… No it’s not. This is middle of the road Republicans too like my mother, who’s 82 years old. She’s like, “honey I don’t trust voting anymore.” My mom said that, 82-year-old mother, my contractor building the house for me same thing. I’ve had Democrats write me and say they don’t have confidence, they don’t like this Dominion. I think we have to do this audit to see what happened or didn’t happen but I gotta tell you something, I don’t know if I have confidence to be able to use this software in 2022. I told that to my colleagues.

11:22 Chucri: “What I like about this is the fact that we are going to work with Senator Fann and others, so it’s not just going to be us. This is going to be a joint effort and I’m embarrassed to say that my colleagues were challenging the legislature on the subpoenas. If we could do this in a joint venture and talk to warren Peterson and Karen Fann and say we’re demanding this, because I don’t know how tough my colleagues will be on making sure we have certain things looked into and I want to make sure we have a lot of things looked into. this can’t be window dressing. It’s got to be a real audit.”

12:09 Shelby Busch: Who is making the final decision on who does the audit? Is it a joint decision between the BOS and the Senate or does one hold the authority over the other?

12:25 Chucri: Shelby, what I understand right now, and you have to remember something. I am persona non grata right now with my colleagues. I was passed over; I was supposed to be vice chairman. They chose Mr. Gates because of my opposition to this. Now, they’re not saying that’s why. They’re just saying they thought I was really busy, and I couldn’t do both which is horse sh*t. But they passed over me because of my position on this. So, you got to remember there’s a lot of politics at play, so I didn’t get all the information… What I’m going to be pushing is that we do a joint audit and we work together on this, and we compile a laundry list of things we’re going to check… My effort would be to have us do it jointly because that way I think we can have more done vs. just, because remember I want a laundry list of stuff done. My colleagues might say were only doing A through B when I want A through F or longer. I think that doing it in a joint intentional effort with the legislature, we’ll have a better audit. I’ll know more on Monday and that’s what I’m going to push for, that we do it together and we both agree on the scope of the work.

14:30 Chucri: I have never been this disappointed in my colleagues, I’ve never been this disappointed. Like I told you earlier, it shouldn’t be this hard. But, do you agree with me that there is no way we can use Dominion? Even if this audit comes back clear, in two years, that we have to start anew?

16:20 Shelby Busch: notifies Chucri that Micharl Fonteras signed the contract with Dominion Voting Machines. “He has been implicated in multiple states for accessing tabulation systems inside of the Recorder’s office and having miraculous shifts in votes. Used to be on the election integrity committee for Denver Colorado. He brought in Soros’ Smartmatic, and Denver had the most disastrous election in U.S. history. And then he went on to work for Dominion. And he’s the man that signed the contract with you guys. These are the things that we as investigative citizens, we see these things and then we look at our Board of Supervisors, our Senate and these various people. And we say, how can we as citizens, spending such little time out of our lives know these things when the people we elect to represent us don’t? And that’s where things get a little messy right?”

17:30 Chucri: 100%

17:50 Chucri: What legal counsel said, is that we can’t push this while were in litigation, which I think is BS. I told them I think it’s BS. And that’s why I voted against it and between the 4 of us, I challenged our legal counsel to where we were yelling at each other. You know who’s really understanding this? Stephen richer you should have a conversation with Steven richer. He’ll verify everything I’m telling you. He’s already frustrated and he’s only been in office 5 days. They’re gloving on. Some folks always want to be right or they make it about themselves and that’s what my colleagues are doing unfortunately. Instead of making the decision for themselves, they just want to follow the gospel truth of what legal counsel is telling them. And I just don’t understand it. I’m telling you the honest to God truth, that’s it. And they want to fight. They’re mad that they were subpoenaed. I’m embarrassed that we had to be subpoenaed. I’m embarrassed, shame on us!

19:48 Chucri: “They want to fight and they want to be proven right, when I want to say, hey guys, yeah we might have pulled off an election by way of logistics but there’s some questions and concerns about the software and we should look into it. Don’t just try to defend something because we don’t know if it’s good or bad we’re not techno geeks we don’t know anything about this. So let’s turn it over to professionals who did it, who have seen something. And it’s not just Arizona, it’s Georgia, it was Michigan, it was all these other states, so it’s not just like it was an isolated incident with no proof. I think that’s the answer because I’ll tell you what I question this. If you remember about a month ago, actually Clint Hickman had 2 auditors come out here and I don’t know if you guys heard this story. And I said, good let’s get them going and our legal counsel said no we still don’t think we should. And I said, why in the hell did we spend money to get 2 auditors out here and then send them back? That was a stupid ass decision. Clint Hickman and I have not had a personal conversation since then.”

21:02 Busch: “You guys have already turned over quite a bit of evidence for review. And there’s a lot of evidence already in the hands of the senate and others for review. I’m unaware of that. Is that true and if so what was turned over?”

21:37 Chucri: “We handed over some things… that they’ve asked for… but it’s not an audit of the machines. You know? it’s not an audit of the machines. It would be like you asking me for some help. You need $10,000 and I give you 200 bucks. That’s not helping you, that’s not helping you.

22:17 Chucri: (Col. Phil Waldron)I like him a lot. He’s a great guy. I really like him…  He’s a decent guy, 100%.”

26:17 Busch: “People are frustrated and they want real answers, and a softball audit is not going to satisfy the appetite of the frustrated, disenfranchised voters right now.”

22:17 Chucri: “No, I think we need a real audit to see what happened in this past election and then I think we need to find a different tabulation company for 2022. I think that’s the best thing we can do for voter confidence.”

27:55 Chucri:I think it was done through dead people voting I think it was multifaceted. I think there is a lot of clean-up we have to do… Ballot harvesting, ballot harvesting!”

30:45 Chucri: “You’ll hear me on Wednesday if it’s not on the agenda, you wait until the end of the meeting and I’ll say it, you’ll hear me loud and clear.”

30:55 Chucri:  “You know what I find really interesting? Is Hickman, who I asked for two freakin months to bring it up for a vote. And now he’s doing this apology tour bullshit. It pisses me off. He had every chance to do it. And then they got mad at me for voting against going against the legislature on these subpoenas and going to court? I just think that’s hypocrisy it really ticks me off”

31:50 Chucri:I do agree that I think this has to be looked at to make sure this election was not what some believe it is. We have to get to the bottom of whether or not this system is compromised, plain and simple. I think equally important and more important is for future elections for people to have the confidence in their vote. They will not have confidence in dominion software, even if we find nothing and it was perfect, the damage is already done to their reputation. The damage is already done so I just don’t think we can use it in 2022. And I don’t see how I can support it… When it comes to ones right to vote, I don’t care what it costs but I’m going to always spend what we need to spend to ensure that somebody’s vote is counted.”

Why was legal counsel so opposed to an audit? Were they worried it might prove law violations?

This evidence will be delivered to the Arizona Attorney General so that he may take action and the Arizona legislature can decertify the stolen election.

Contact Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich now and demand a complete investigation and arrests for the treasonous officials who stole our voices.

Stay tuned for the March conversation.

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Democrat Wisconsin Governor Vetoes FIVE Pro-Life Abortion Bills

Democrat Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has vetoed five pro-life bills, including one that would allow the father to sue over an abortion he did not consent to.

One of the bills would have imposed criminal penalties on abortionists who do not provide medical care to babies who are born alive after a failed abortion.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again today: as long as I’m governor, I will veto any legislation that turns back the clock on reproductive rights in this state—and that’s a promise.

— Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) December 3, 2021

Failing to help the baby survive would have become a felony that was punishable by up to six years in prison. If the abortionist killed the baby after it was born alive, it would have been a crime punishable by life in prison.

NBC News reports, “a second bill Evers vetoed would require doctors to provide the parents of fetuses and embryos that test positive for a congenital condition information about the condition. A third proposal he vetoed would prohibit abortions based on a fetus’ sex, race or national origin. Evers also vetoed that measure in 2019.”

“Killing an unborn baby because of their sex, race or disability is not health care,” said Republican Sen. Julian Bradley in a statement. “This is a radical, pro-discrimination veto from Governor Evers. Wisconsinites deserve to know life is valued whether they are a man or woman, white or black, or have a disability.”

Another of the bills would have made abortion providers ineligible to be certified as a health care provider under Medicaid.

The final bill he vetoed would require doctors to inform women that they can still change their mind after taking the first dose of a medication-induced abortion.

The governor boasted about his vetoes in a post on social media.

“I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again today: as long as I’m governor, I will veto any legislation that turns back the clock on reproductive rights in this state—and that’s a promise,” Evers wrote.

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Darlene Hard, 3-time major tennis champion, dies at 85

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More than 20 people in the U.S. have tested positive for omicron. Here's what we know about the cases so far

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BIG MEDICAL FREEDOM RALLY THIS SUNDAY IN NEW YORK CITY WITH TOP MEDICAL FREEDOM DOCTORS AND LAWYERS!!

There will be a medical freedom rally this Sunday, December 5th in Times Square  at 1 pm. This event will feature compelling speakers such as ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ Top Attorney Thomas Renz Esq.
Also featured is Dr. Brian Ardis, one of the most fearless and outspoken medical doctors in the fight for medical freedom. See full list of speakers on flyer below.
“After the rally there will be a march to the Australian Embassy to show support for our brothers and sisters who are under the grip of jack booted Nazis who have made life in Australia hell on earth,” said Rally Organizer Jon Kopel.
According to Kopel, “New York City is one of the epicenters of the tyranny spreading throughout the United States and we really need freedom fighters to stem this stench of tyranny. New York City has one of the most stringent vaccine (aka Nazi) passport systems in the United States. Consequently we are in need of people to push back against this evil system. Our motto is “We the people will not comply- If you don’t defend your freedom- who will?”
According to event speaker and NY Conservative Gubernatorial Candidate Derrick Gibson, it is important that New Yorkers keep coming to these events to keep the morale alive and the community strong. “We will never give up,” said Gibson. “Rain, snow or shine- we will be there holding down the fort.”
“In New York City you cannot eat indoors in a restaurant if you have not taken the bioweapon injection,” said Kopel. “Since it is winter now, it is completely impractical to eat outside. And the faucism propaganda filling the airwaves and other media outlets pushing the jab on all the children is nothing short of evil. Consequently people are needed to come and show their support for freedom.”

According to the website:

“We can’t do this without you. Be Free NYC is a grass roots collaboration that is creating change for freedom and liberty. Our website contains various resources from jab free jobs, jab free restaurants and religious exemption letters.
Come and support freedom in New York City this Sunday!

See flyer below for the meetup details:

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Cara Castronuova

Cara Castronuova is a co-Founder of C.A.P.P. (Citizens Against Political Persecution and The People’s January 6th Commission. She is an Activist, Investigative Journalist, 2-Time Boxing Champion, Celebrity Fitness Trainer and Television Personality. You can watch her on Newsmax at 10PM EST every Saturday night on “Wiseguys”. You can follow her on Instagram & Twitter @CaraCastronuova. She is currently banned on Fakebook & suing them for defamation of character.  You can contact her via the C.A.P.P. website at www.CitizensAPP.us or www.caracastronuova.com if you have any tips or would like to volunteer.

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US Marshals Offer Reward for Fleeing Parents of Alleged School Shooter

US Marshals announced a reward and released wanted posters for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the accused Oxford High School shooter late Friday evening.

Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald has filed four charges of involuntary manslaughter against Jennifer and James Crumbley, the parents of the 15-year-old shooting suspect, Ethan Crumbley.

The US Marshal’s office posted the wanted posters on social media, noting that there is a reward of up to $10,000 for information leading to the couple’s arrest.

US Marshals announce reward, release wanted posters for James and Jennifer Crumbley, the parents of the accused Oxford HS (Michigan) shooter pic.twitter.com/CbtWwdTHuj

— U.S. Marshals (@USMarshalsHQ) December 4, 2021

The Oakland County Fugitive Team, along with several agencies, were searching for the couple as of Friday night, according to a report from the Detroit Free Press.

“The action of fleeing and ignoring their attorney certainly adds weight to the charges,” Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said in a release. “They cannot run from their part in this tragedy.”

The couple was scheduled to be arraigned at 4 p.m. on Friday evening and had claimed through their lawyer that they were on their way back to the area — but never showed up. The lawyer claims that they had fled for fear of their safety and are still on their way.

“On Thursday night we contacted the Oakland County prosecutor to discuss this matter and to advise her that James and Jennifer Crumbley would be turning themselves in to be arraigned. Instead of communicating with us, the prosecutor held a press conference to announce charges,” the lawyer told the Free Press. “The Crumbleys left town on the night of the tragic shooting for their own safety. They are returning to the area to be arraigned. They are not fleeing from law enforcement despite recent comments in media reports.”

The parents had been called in to the school just hours before the shooting to discuss an alarming drawing that Ethan had done of himself shooting another person.

“The day of the shooting, a teacher found a note on Ethan Crumbley’s desk that alarmed her so much she took a picture of it on her phone, McDonald said. The note included a drawing of a semiautomatic handgun pointing at the words, ‘The thoughts won’t stop. Help me,’ she said,” according to a report from CNN. “Another section was a drawing of a bullet with the words ‘Blood Everywhere’ written above it. Between the drawing of the gun and the bullet is one of a person who seems to have been shot twice and is bleeding, McDonald said.”

“Below that figure is a drawing of a laughing emoji,” McDonald said.

Following the meeting, the parents reportedly refused to remove their child from the school, so he remained in the building. He emerged from the bathroom with a loaded weapon and began shooting other people’s children just two hours later.

McDonald said that the parents “failed to ask their son if he had his gun with him or where his gun was located and failed to inspect his backpack for the presence of the gun, which he had with him.”

On Monday, a teacher also caught him looking at ammunition sales online during class. After the school contacted the parents, the mother texted Ethan saying “lol, I’m not mad at you, you have to learn not to get caught.”

The teen’s father had purchased the 9mm Sig Sauer SP 2022 gun that was used four days before the shooting. His mother had posted bragging about the weapon on social media, calling it her son’s “new Christmas present.”

The couple, and their son, are charged for the deaths of Tate Myre, 16, Hana St. Juliana, 14, Madisyn Baldwin, 17, and Justin Shilling, 17.

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UK and Israel pledge to ‘work day and night’ to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons

UK and Israel pledge to ‘work day and night’ to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons
Positive news coming out of the UK for a change. Lapid has already met with UK leader Boris Johnson and “asserted that Israel, having learned the lesson of the ghetto, will defend itself against Hamas, Hezbollah, and other terrorist groups.” Iran is the main funder of Hamas, Hizballah and the other jihadist groups that are […]

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Parents Captured After Son Charged in Oxford School Shooting

The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were caught early Saturday, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said.

Parents Captured After Son Charged in Oxford School Shooting

The parents of a teen accused of killing four students in a shooting at a Michigan high school were caught early Saturday, several hours after a prosecutor filed involuntary manslaughter charges against them, officials said.

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Bueckers leads No. 2 UConn to 74-49 win over Seton Hall

Paige Bueckers had 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and five steals to lead No. 2 UConn past Seton Hall 74-49 in the teams’ Big East opener on Friday night.

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Bishop leads No. 7 Texas over UT Rio Grande Valley 88-58

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Boston leads No. 1 South Carolina to 65-44 win over Wildcats

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Lowry leads 3-point barrage in Heat win over Pacers

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No. 14 Utah beats No. 10 Oregon 38-10 for 1st Rose Bowl bid

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The Week in Pictures: The New New Deviant Edition

(Steven Hayward)

Good grief. No sooner to do I label last week’s gallery the “new deviant edition” than Fredo Cuomo is put in limbo at CNN for his covering up his brother’s predations, the Ghislaine Maxwell trial got under way (speaking of deviants), the Jussie Smollett trial got under way, Alec Baldwin borrows a page from the killer Waukesha SUV and claims the gun went off by itself and it isn’t his fault (though how that gun got in his pajamas hasn’t been explained), and still more Kamala Harris staffers have announced their resignation. And the Omicron deviant is still with us. As is Joe Biden. Speaking of deviants!

 

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And finally. . .

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Michigan DA Karen McDonald slammed for announcing Crumbley charges at media event -- long before arrests

The Michigan sheriff at the center of the investigation into Tuesday’s deadly Oxford High School shooting said Friday night he was blindsided earlier in the day when the county prosecutor held a news conference announcing charges against James and Jennifer Crumbley, parents of the teenage suspect in the case.

News Briefs – 12/04/2021

Here are some news stories that might be of interest. Most articles will be more or less summarized in the headline. You can skim the headlines and summaries, and click the links if they are of interest. Keep in mind, many of these reports are products of the Fake News, so although they will be what people are hearing and talking about, there is no guarantee any one of them is necessarily correct, and we have had cases of outright lies make it onto these pages, especially about President Trump.

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A trailer for a documentary by Bannon into what appears to be all the sex traffickers, which appears to feature an interview with Epstein, maybe shortly before he died.

Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp pens a letter that confirmed issues identified with the 2020 Election audit in Fulton County, rendering the hand-count, also called an audit, that was used as support that everything was fine, riddled with errors and inconsistencies.

FBI investigated alleged threats to Ruby Freeman but there is no record of FBI investigating the illicit late night actions at State Farm Center.

Taxpayer funds went to Democrat-led attempt to overturn the Iowa election. They had a legislative committee investigate and challenge the election, and then used taxpayer funds from the committee to hire a law firm to handle the challenge. $800,000.

Special Counsel Durham found the e-mails Fusion GPS tried to hide.

Jeffrey Epstein had photo on his desk of his underage goddaughter sitting on his lap while he ‘pulled her underwear and bit her bottom’, Ghislaine Maxwell trial hears.

An independent journalist asked Maxwell’s sister if they are Mossad agents – he’s asking the right questions.

The still unsolved 1985 murder of lawyer Arthur Shapiro has been revisited with great interest after Jeffrey Epstein’s 2019 arrest and death, yet, Shapiro’s demise is merely one of a series of connected deaths that all seem to lead back to one man – Epstein’s top enabler, Leslie Wexner.

Ghislaine Maxwell trial transcripts archived here.

Inside the 59-page ‘Household Manual’’ that Jeffrey Epstein employees were told to follow. Basically it explains how to grovel, tells them to never reveal anything they see, and to look for anyone loitering around the property or paying too much attention.

G. Steven Pigeon – once a powerful figure in Western New York politics who flaunted his close ties to Andrew Cuomo and Bill and Hillary Clinton and also advised billionaire Tom Golisano – now wears orange jail garb behind bars as an accused child rapist.

Biden’s suddenly has a deeper voice. He is telling everyone he just had a cold. Could be, but I immediately see Tom Cruise in a Phillip Seymour Hoffman mask talking in Tom Cruise’s voice.

Hunter Biden was close friends with Tucker Carlson until about 2015, wrote a recommendation for his son’s Georgetown application, and even got Carlson to intervene in a story about him on Hunter’s behalf.

The DOJ may soon release an “alternative” version of the Mueller report, apparently designed to make President Trump look bad. Weismann apparently liked this version, but Mueller refused to release it, instead releasing the report which exonerated Trump and revealed the Russia Hoax. The way the article is written, it sounds almost like this report is not actually in exitance now, but they are cooking it up now just to release a competing narrative.

Ambassador Cindy McCain resigns from Arizona Human Trafficking Council.

Democrats’ Jan. 6 committee seeks phone records of private citizens.

Israeli spyware firm NSO Group’s software was reportedly used by an unknown assailant to hack the cell phones of at least nine United States State Department employees working in Uganda.

Parents of suspected Michigan school shooter are each charged with 4 counts of involuntary manslaughter. A reminder that everything you text and write goes in your permanent record. The son was looking through ammo ads on his phone in school, the school freaked out and left a voice mail for his mom, and she never responded. But she did text her son to be careful next time and “don’t get caught, LOL.” Doesn’t look so good now that it is being submitted as evidence.

The U.S. Marshals Service released wanted posters and announced rewards of up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest of school shooter parents James and Jennifer Crumbley.

The boy’s father, James Crumbley, 45, has worked as a tech salesman for a company called Monarch that provides GPS tracking to the transportation industry.

Project Monarch was supposedly the operationalization of MK-Ultra – where the techniques were applied to take control of children’s minds to tur them into a kind of programmed robot. I’ve been noticing the word Monarch a lot the past few days in all news media, so out of curiosity I did a quick Google news search on the word, and the first six pages were filled with the below, plus copies of these articles by other outlets, plus two four week old articles I didn’t include. I have no idea if this is anything significant, but it is always possible putting a code word in the news everywhere, where Cabal members could put it into a Google news search and see if it pops like this, might be a great way to give orders. Makes you wonder if there will be more school shooters coming as Ghislaine’s trial wears on.

Yesterday – California is seeing 50 times more Monarch butterflies this year.

The oldest, from November 17th – Autonomous tractor maker Monarch raises $61 million.

Two days ago – OTO Development and Monarch Alternative Capital have each acquired hotels in Florida.

Three days ago – Scientists need your help spotting monarch butterflies in Georgia.

Yesterday – Merrie Monarch Festival 2022 will go on, but no public tickets will be sold.

Two days ago – Girls basketball: Monarch looking forward to junior leadership.

Yesterday – Victor Davis Hanson: Fauci is acting like a ‘monarch’ with ‘legislative, judicial and executive power.’

Today – Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the start of construction on a $15 million affordable and energy-efficient housing development with 50 apartments in the town of Cicero in Onondaga County called Monarch Commons.

Yesterday – Stoke Therapeutics Presents Data from the Phase 1/2a MONARCH Study of STK-001 in Children and Adolescents with Dravet Syndrome at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) 2021 Annual Meeting.

Six days back – Rep. Jimmy Panetta’s monarch butterfly legislation signed into law.

Today – The Manning High School Band will usher in the holidays when it presents “A Monarch Christmas” at Weldon Auditorium.

Yesterday – The Medieval Monarch Who Ate So Many Lampreys He Died.

Eleven days back – ‘Monarch’: Jon Feldman Named Showrunner, Replacing Michael Rauch On Fox Family Drama Series.

Yesterday – John Marshall continues holiday tradition with Monarch Tidings Concert.

Yesterday – Monarch boys handle MV/A-O/CO-U with no problem.

Yesterday – Hearts of Iron 4 Anastasia Romanov – Poland’s secret monarch.

Five days back – Rockslide, multiple crashes shut down US 50 near Monarch Pass.

Three days back, soccer team – Monarchs Named to All-South Region Teams.

Yesterday – 2A Girls Bowling: Monarchs roll to win.

Yesterday – PNP intends to replace British monarch when re-elected.

Yesterday – Monarch Mining Intersects 73.5 g/t Au Over 1.35 m (4.43 ft), Expanding the McKenzie Break Deposit to the Southwest.

Yesterday – Should Value Investors Pick Monarch Casino & Resort Stock?

Four Days back – Monarch Grapplers Put Their Best Foot Forward.

Yesterday – Queen’s stark assessment of pandemic as monarch ‘wasn’t hopeful of change.’

Five Days back – Queen Elizabeth II Is the Monarch of Fifteen Countries. What Does That Mean?

Yesterday – Queen aides adopt new strategy to stop royal fans ‘panicking’ over monarch’s health.

Three Days back – Monarch seeks volunteers.

The List: 19 Senate Republicans gave Biden over $13 billion to resettle an unlimited flow of Afghans across their states:

Roy Blunt (R-MO)

Richard Burr (R-NC)

Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

Bill Cassidy (R-LA)

Susan Collins (R-ME)

John Cornyn (R-TX)

Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

Cindy Hyde-Smith (R-MS)

John Kennedy (R-LA) (C’mon man!)

Mitch McConnell (R-KY)

Jerry Moran (R-KS)

Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)

Rob Portman (R-OH)

Mike Rounds (R-SD)

Marco Rubio (R-FL)

Richard Shelby (R-AL)

Thom Tillis (R-NC)

Roger Wicker (R-MS)

Todd Young (R-IN)

CIA covered up child sex crimes for at least 10 employees over the past 14 years.

Justin Trudeau and Ben Mulroney had a threesome years before they each married, and it was not the cool kind. The other participant was CBC News reporter Amy MacPherson. I would bet all three of them grew up in the conspiracy, watching other people, gathering intelligence on friends they were told to make, and they all knew the rules. Wherever it happened, I would assume it was some place put up with cameras from every angle, and the videos remain to this day. And I would assume they knew that was going to happen going in, because for them, this type of thing is like a promotional exam. The picture at the link of them is strange, as both have a weird, almost afraid expression, even as they smile. There is a weird, rabbit like, non-predator quality to their faces, like a critical quality of real men, that anger that motivates insatiable resistance to evil, is wholly absent in them. They look like two guys who would do anything for fear. And I am not sure that wasn’t a part of the reason they got to where they are.

Vox Day highlights Scott Adams on Twitter, saying, “Scott Adams: Note to people who are bad at critical thinking: If we someday learn that getting the vax was a huge mistake, please don’t tell me you knew all along. You are guessing just like the rest of us. Someone will guess right… I’m the best predictor in the country and I don’t see any way to be certain about the vaccinations.” You don’t need to guess if you understand the mechanisms governing the system. The fundamental problem with thinking like Scott is it presupposes you have to come up with a definitive answer and be right or wrong. I am trained in this field, and I could not tell you what the vaccine would do definitively. You could only view this probabilistically. Go back through my posts, and I said, it could work, but let other people take it, and avoid the virus until you see what the vaccine does. If there was a right or wrong, that was the only right answer. What I did know was, several things. One, the vaccines were not undergoing the type of rigorous testing which would have revealed if there were problems with them. Two, using the immensely powerful mRNA tech, to produce a massively immunogenic peptide, with pseudo-hormonal qualities, in large quantities concentrated in single randomly chosen cells, that would be presented to the immune system on the surface of those cells, right next to other cell surface receptors that could be seen by the immune system as secondary antigens, was rife with dangerous possibilities. Three, we have seen in history the tendency of big pharma to move products without a primary concern of how they would affect patients. And finally, the virus is highly avoidable, with a nearly 100% possibility of avoiding it through the use of appropriate masking, eye protection, and hand sanitation. Given the ease of avoiding the virus, I viewed the vaccine as a potential luxury if it even worked, I recognized the massive risks inherent to it due to understanding the science, and thus there was no harm in waiting to see how things turned out with it.

I kind of looks like Scott is trying to persuade people he wasn’t wrong or shouldn’t be blamed, by framing this as you had to know the vaccine was good or bad, rather than recognize the real question was, do you take the vax immediately without knowing anything about it, or avoid the virus and wait, while you see how the vax works out in the ignorant who took it blindly. This was a bit like being handed one of one hundred revolvers, one of which had a single bullet in it, and being told, you have to wear a mask and glasses, and wash your hands for the next year, or you can put one of these revolvers’ to your head and pull the trigger, and then you can ditch the mask and glasses. Then after you pulled the trigger, they said you had to do it again every few months. And then they told you, you still had to wear the mask and glasses and wash your hands as well. Now it is like Scott is saying, “Well, nobody could have known whether the revolver you picked was loaded or not.” No, you couldn’t but if you were schooled in the art, you could have seen that putting the revolver to your head had enormous potential downside, for very little upside. I’d be surprised if Scott was not plugged in to the network somehow. If he is, I take this to mean he believes that for some reason the reality of the vax is going to come out and predominate soon, and he is trying to get ahead of it now before it affects his reputation as a seer.

Fauci demands Fox punish Lara Logan for comparing him to Nazi ‘Angel of Death’ Josef Mengele and hints at legal action as he calls calls the attack ‘slanderous’ and ‘disgusting.’

RFK Jr. says Fauci should be ‘criminally prosecuted,’ investigated alongside Bill Gates.

South Carolina’s “Republican-controlled” General Assembly lived up to its reputation as the most liberal GOP legislature in America yesterday – employing parliamentary maneuvers to avoid voting on a provision that would have prohibited most vaccine mandates in the Palmetto State.

The White House on Friday walked back a claim made by President Joe Biden that he has been “tested daily” for the coronavirus.

Dr. Anthony Fauci wants “anybody and everybody that is coming into the country” to get a coronavirus test within 24 hours — but not those captured crossing into America illegally.

In this polarized hour, citizens from both sides of the political spectrum are finding common cause in resisting COVID-19 vaccine mandates for children, with more than 100 grassroots groups in California joining forces in an effort called The Unity Project.

A Swedish lab study released in mid-October found that the spike protein associated with the COVID-19 illness, and its experimental vaccines, enters the nucleus of cells and significantly interferes with DNA damage-repair functions compromising a person’s adaptive immunity and perhaps encouraging the formation of cancer cells.

Arizona Republican governor Doug Ducey quietly issued an executive order that gives the government access to the personal information of Coronavirus patients, people who take Coronavirus tests, and people who get the Coronavirus vaccine, and has the data sent to the CDC. Maybe what they are doing is creating the big database they always wanted. But to put people in it, they need them tied to the Chinavirus, like by taking a test, or getting a vaccine. If they just said they were creating the database for no reason at all and we were all getting files, everyone would see it as a hostile move. But by saying it is just for a “public health emergency,” nobody thinks they are moving in on us. But the problem is to open your file, they need you to get tested or take the vax. It might be why they say if you don’t get the vax, you have to get tested. Either one is good for getting your official file opened, and bringing the surveillance state into the light so they can claim people acquiesced to it. Eventually they will probably dump everything else in the file, for “contact tracing” purposes.

They are claiming Omicron is putting children in the hospital in South Africa. So presumably now all children will have to get the vaccine. Safe bet it is bullshit, but it will telegraph their strategy.

The fully vaccinated account for 9 in every 10 Covid-19 deaths since August according to the latest official data.

UK government guidance admits a high percentage of all hospitalised children are suffering myocarditis due to Covid injections.

Italian man tries to dodge Covid jab using fake arm. There was a movie with Johnny Depp like that, where he kept bringing up a third arm with a gun, when he would get in trouble.

In a massive blow to the Biden administration the Sixth Circuit refuses OSHA’s request to transfer the vaccine mandate lawsuit to D.C.

South Africa had stopped vaccine deliveries because nobody was using them, and suddenly a variant which was portrayed as death incarnate is discovered there, and all the western Cabal nations have banned travel to and from the nation. It turns out Africa has slapped quotas on nations, forcing them to buy so many vaccines per month.

The leaders of three different countries died after having stopped the distribution of the experimental Covid-19 jabs and all three countries only decided to distribute the vaccines to their citizens only after their leaders passed away.

Federal judge expands ban on mandate 100% of states; 10.3 million health workers affected.

A law that allows businesses and industries to stay open in Ohio during a health emergency was signed by Gov. Mike DeWine.

Now Mumps cases are circulating in the U.S., largely among vaccinated people, including children. 

Lawyer Lin Wood has declared war on Tucker Carlson and Dan Bongino.

Kamala’s staff are leaving because they are burned out and they don’t want to be permanently branded a ‘Harris person,’ report claims after four aides announced they were leaving in the space of two weeks.

Democrat Tom Wolf vetoes Constitutional Carry for Pennsylvania.

The U.S. economy only added 210,000 jobs in November, missing the expected 573,000 new jobs.

L.A. arrests 14 for ‘mass looting,’ but lets all of them go because of California’s zero-bail policies.

Wild video shows stolen school bus plowing through cars in Brooklyn.

Meta, the new name for Facebook Inc., has co-developed a platform that asks people to submit their intimate photos and videos in order to prevent them from being used as ‘revenge porn’ on Facebook or Instagram.

New York Times Journalist calls a gun rights group and leaves a voicemail saying, “I am from the New York Times, and I’m letting everyone in the New York Times know what kind of f—ing a—holes you are. Congrats on being a laughing stock. You f—ing ghouls. I hope that there is a God in heaven, so He judges you when you die.”

Apple iPhones of at least nine U.S. State Department employees were hacked by an unknown assailant using spyware developed by the Israel-based NSO Group, Reuters reports.

Posobiec notes Dr Oz’s twitter page is managed by people from all over the world, from Spain to Serbia.

China has approved the creation of one of the world’s largest rare-earths companies to aim to maintain its dominance in the global supply chain of the strategic metals as tensions deepen with the U.S.

Books including adult sex with minors are back in a Virginia school library.

Nitrogen fertilizer shortage expected to drive down yields worldwide.

Psychology has an intel science and tech guy doing a whole piece on UFOs and why maybe they are real. The article is a waste of time, but the fact it is produced might be probative.

Oakland County, Michigan Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced Friday that the parents of the Oxford High School shooter were being charged with involuntary manslaughter in the deaths of four students earlier this week.

Insiders are dumping stocks at a pace never seen before in all of U.S. history. I always thought Elon Musk’s poll asking if he should sell stock to pay taxes on it was a cover story to allow him to liquidate a large amount of Tesla without people thinking it was his idea and panicking. I would not be surprised if he paid some firm to rig the poll. It makes you wonder what he knows.

Five $100,000 grand-prize winners have been announced Friday in the Ohio scholarship lottery meant to incentivize young people to get vaccinated against coronavirus. Nobody would ever rig that.

The White House removes family stockings for Biden speech after controversy over missing granddaughter.

Blizzard warning out for Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park.

The beginning of this Woodrow Wilson quote for the archives:

Alec Baldwin’s interview following ‘Rust’ shooting ‘was a mistake,’ legal experts say, and it ‘may backfire.’

Donations to the Clinton Foundation plunge by 75% since 2016.

China has an aging crisis. Too many elderly, not enough kids.

The Chinese government summoned the founder of property giant Evergrande after the company warned there was “no guarantee” of sufficient funds to meet its financial obligations in a filing to the Hong Kong stock exchange.

SEC finalizes rules allowing it to delist foreign firms from US exchanges if they fail to meet audit requirements.

A federal appeals court overrode a three-judge panel decision Wednesday, restoring an injunction blocking President Joe Biden’s “sanctuary country” orders as legal challenges continue.

Physicists at the National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory appear to have produced a fusion reaction which generated more energy than it consumed.

Another Chinese major real estate developer is about to collapse.

The Nevada Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that firearm manufacturers cannot be held liable for deaths from the Harvest Festival shooting in 2017.

Democrats failed Friday to overturn a Virginia House of Delegates seat in a recount, officially affirming Republican majority control of the Commonwealth’s lower chamber.

Wisconsin and Michigan are among eight Governor races shifting toward Republicans.

President Donald Trump has already sold more than 100,000 copies of his book Our Journey Together, his publisher told Breitbart News exclusively. Chris Christie BTFO.

Invite other people to anonymousconservative.com because everything Woke turns to shit.

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Liberal Media Pushes Bonkers Conspiracy Theory About Florida Governor Ron DeSantis

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is moving to create a civilian corps in his state to help when natural disasters like hurricanes hit.

Twenty-two other states already have the exact same thing, but the media is portraying it as a private militia to do DeSantis’ personal bidding.

This is the same media that is constantly accusing others of spreading conspiracy theories.

Here’s how CNN framed it:

DeSantis proposes a new civilian military force in Florida that he would control

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to reestablish a World War II-era civilian military force that he, not the Pentagon, would control.

DeSantis pitched the idea Thursday as a way to further support the Florida National Guard during emergencies, like hurricanes. The Florida National Guard has also played a vital role during the pandemic in administering Covid-19 tests and distributing vaccines.

But in a nod to the growing tension between Republican states and the Biden administration over the National Guard, DeSantis also said this unit, called the Florida State Guard, would be “not encumbered by the federal government.” He said this force would give him “the flexibility and the ability needed to respond to events in our state in the most effective way possible.” DeSantis is proposing bringing it back with a volunteer force of 200 civilians, and he is seeking $3.5 million from the state legislature in startup costs to train and equip them.

Buried at the bottom of the article is this:

If Florida moves ahead with DeSantis’ plan to reestablish the civilian force, it would become the 23rd active state guard in the country, DeSantis’ office said in a press release, joining California, Texas and New York.

This guy writes for CNN:

WOW: GOP Governor of Florida Ron DeSantis wants to form a personal militia like the "political" leaders in Iraq have. It would be a militia that only answers to him. This is the beginning of a "Red Army" as the GOP prepares for war. Literally. https://t.co/cNsdymLtNz

— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) December 3, 2021

And here’s Joy Reid of MSNBC:

So… y’all know this is fascisty bananas, right…? https://t.co/Q6a7eotAws

— Joy-Ann (Pro-Democracy) Reid 😷 (@JoyAnnReid) December 3, 2021

They’re spreading lies and disinformation and none of them will pay a price for it.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

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So far, Omicron doesn’t seem as lethal as its worst predecessors

(Paul Mirengoff)

The bad news about the Omicron variant is that it’s spreading quite rapidly in South Africa and has already appeared in other countries, including the U.S. In South Africa, new reported cases of the coronavirus have spiked from about 250 per day a month ago, to about 2,500 per day a week ago, to 11,500 yesterday. In three days, new coronavirus cases have nearly tripled, due to the emergence of the new variant.

The tentative good news about this variant is that so far it doesn’t seem to be causing highly serious illness. According to Shabir Madhi, a professor of vaccinology at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, “the majority of cases are currently presenting as a mild illness.” Most patients have had a dry cough, fever, and night sweats, he adds.

It’s true, that hospitalizations are rising. However, Madhi says they are not yet rising at the same pace as new cases.

Dr. Angelique Coetzee, who chairs the South African Medical Association, says the nation’s hospitals haven’t been overwhelmed by patients infected with the new variant, and that most of those hospitalized were not fully immunized. Moreover, most patients she has seen did not lose their sense of taste and smell, and had only a slight cough.

Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of the Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy, sees things the same way. He says the new variant appears to cause mild infections. He predicts that “the damage in terms of hospitalization and stress on the health system will be less than what we have seen in the second wave.”

What about the number of deaths attributed to the virus? A month ago, they were averaging between 30 and 40 a day. The number is still at about that level, with the exception of November 25 when, for some reason, it rocketed to 114. This outlier probably was not due to the new variant, which didn’t take a foothold in time to cause a big increase in deaths by Nov. 25.

By the same token, it might also be true that the new variant didn’t gain a foothold early enough to cause a spike in significant increase in deaths even now. It’s true, too, that most of the early cases seem to have arisen among the relatively young, which is not a highly vulnerable population.

Thus, we can’t be confident that the omicron variant won’t end up killing a large number of people in South Africa and, eventually, elsewhere. We can’t even be confident that it will be less lethal than the original form of the virus and the delta variant.

However, initial indications — anecdotal and statistical — provide reason to hope that it won’t be.

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Zemmour is the Future

Éric Zemmour announced his candidacy for the presidency of France in a video Tuesday. His announcement speech is grand in its scope, grave in its assessments, and martial in its resolve. Yet it is full of hope. 

Americans, too, can find some hope in candidate Zemmour. Like Donald Trump descending that golden escalator half a decade ago, he represents a frank (non, je ne regrette rien) recognition of the facts: that the few no longer take responsibility for the good of the many, that things are bad, have been bad, and will continue to get worse if what must be done is not done—and that this means it cannot be left to the professionals.  

Readers of The American Conservative will not find this development a total surprise. My colleague Rod Dreher has highlighted Zemmour in a number of posts, and the Polish writer and analyst Krzysztof Tyszka-Drozdowski wrote a long profile of the writer-turned-politico’s thought for TAC, arguing that he resembles no one in the American political legendarium quite so much as Pat Buchanan. I think there’s something to that, though I remain partial to the Donald comparison: France is still the land of philosophes, of punditry and historical revision as reality television. We had The Apprentice; they have Le grand débat and incitement lawsuits. 

Rod tends to compare Zemmour to Tucker Carlson, considering their similar careers. This is an analogy also employed by the theorist Nathan Pinkoski in his First Things essay on the Frenchman, but in order to bring forth a contrast. As Pinkoski points out, Carlson—populist class traitor—catalogues coastal elite decadence and incompetence for the better sharpening of midwestern pitchforks; meanwhile, Zemmour—very Frenchly, even if Hegel is German—focuses on historical forces, on the people, the nation, and great men. One smells whiffs of cannon smoke and sees blurry outlines of barricades and a Corsican on horseback. Here in the corner of the painting a crown lies on the ground.

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With its striking visuals, Zemmour’s announcement speech is worth watching even if you don’t speak French, and it is certainly worth reading in its entirety. But allow me to highlight a couple passages that I find to be particularly evocative in light of the nationalist moment globalist media figures keep breathlessly saying was kicked off by Brexit and the election of Trump. There is nothing new under the sun, and perhaps we should add Richard Nixon to the list of American comparisons to Zemmour, who seeks to speak for a till-now silent majority. The core of the speech: 

You feel like foreigners in your own country. You are internal exiles. For a long time, you believed you were the only one to see, to hear, to think, to doubt. You were afraid to say it. You were ashamed of your feelings. For a long time, you dared not say what you are seeing, and above all you dared not see what you were seeing.

And then you said it to your wife. To your husband. To your children. To your father. To your mother. To your friends. To your coworkers. To your neighbors. And then to strangers. And you understood that your feeling of dispossession was shared by everyone.

France is no longer France, and everyone sees it.

You are not alone. Others see it, too. Make America great again. Make France, France. Mass immigration may look slightly different here than there, but less and less. Now that I’ve crossed that line, brought up the border, before all the usual tired responses, more Zemmour: “In front of us, a cold and determined monster rises up, who seeks to dishonor us. They will say that you are racist. They will say that you are motivated by contemptible passions, when in fact it is the most lovely passion that animates you—passion for France.”

And of course it’s not just about migrants or demography. 

The disappearance of our civilization is not the only question that harasses us, although it towers over everything. Immigration is not the cause of all our problems, although it aggravates everything. The third-worlding of our country and our people impoverishes as much as it disintegrates, ruins as much as it torments.

It’s why you often have a hard time making ends meet. It’s why we must re-industrialize France. It’s why we must equalize the balance of trade. It’s why we must reduce our growing debt, bring back to France our companies that left, give jobs to our unemployed.

It’s why we must protect our technological marvels and stop selling them to foreigners. It’s why we must allow our small businesses to live, and to grow, and to pass from generation to generation. It’s why we must preserve our architectural, cultural, and natural heritage.

The Zemmour announcement thrills because it combines an unapologetic pugilism with the sophistication of a public intellectual. It may not be a combination that works in American mass democracy, at least anymore; Allan Bloom was bemoaning the loss of a lingua franca (I can’t be stopped) inculcated by the Bible, Shakespeare, and the Founding documents in The Closing of the American Mind back in 1987. Nevertheless, the first thought for most in reading the Frenchman’s speech is something along the lines of “What does this sound like in American?” 

Rod has taken his own stab at that, and preempted this column being my attempt. His is a basically direct transliteration, and a good one. I can almost imagine an American candidate saying these words, and maybe even saying them well, with conviction, and that gives me hope.

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(John Hinderaker)

I used to think that Australians are a freedom-loving people, but that has turned out not to be true. Crocodile Dundee is dead; Pajama Boy now rules.

For many months, Australia has labored under one of the world’s most extreme, and most destructive, shutdown regimes. Its national and state governments have pursued the irrational dream of banning a virus from their shores. Good luck with that: it isn’t going to happen.

So, for the last year and more, Australia has been home to demonstrations, protests, and often extreme state responses to those demonstrations. Vaccine hysteria and masks are bad enough, but Australia actually has camps for people who have been exposed to covid. Not those who have contracted covid, but those who allegedly have been exposed.

The camp system has come into focus after a news story broke within the last few days. Three aborigine teenagers were confined to a camp because they allegedly had been exposed to covid. In fact, they tested negative for covid the day before they escaped. But they considered their confinement to be ridiculous and made a break for freedom. The government set up checkpoints on highways in response:

BREAKING: Police set up checkpoints after several wards escaped from government quarantine facility in Howard Springs, Australia. So far, three fugitives have been caught; all three tested negative for COVID-19.https://t.co/CKjJ5pbadepic.twitter.com/X04pm3Ox3m

— Michael P Senger (@MichaelPSenger) December 1, 2021


It is remarkable, in an allegedly free country, to say that “several wards” have “escaped” from a “government quarantine facility,” even though no one claims that they are sick or have done anything wrong.

More here:

Northern Territory police say they don’t believe three teenagers who allegedly absconded from Darwin’s Howard Springs COVID-19 quarantine facility this morning came into contact with members of the community.

At a COVID update press conference, NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner confirmed the teenagers, aged 15, 16 and 17, tested negative for the virus yesterday.

He said all three were from the Binjari community near Katherine and had been sent into quarantine as close contacts of positive cases.

NT Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker said officers found the trio on the edge of Palmerston and arrested them after a chase on foot.

He said the young people are still being interviewed but “early indications” were they had not had any contact with members of the public.

God forbid that kids who might have been exposed to covid, but who tested negative, could have “any contact with members of the public.” Don’t take any chances, “chase [them] on foot,” and lock them up!

Since the confirmation of cases in the community of Robinson River and Katherine on November 15, positive cases and hundreds of household and other close contacts have been flown to the facility in Darwin to undertake quarantine.

Mr Gunner said the isolation in quarantine was “pretty hard for some people … used to being close to family and community.”

The Darwin internment camp

He said the escape could mean an extension of the time the teenagers were required to stay in quarantine.

“Absconding from Howard Springs isn’t just dangerous — it is incredibly stupid,” he said.

“Because we will catch you and there will be consequences.”

Consequences including a $5,000 fine. This might be the most depressing aspect of this story:

“I also want to point to the overwhelming compliance that we’ve had, given several hundred people have been placed into the Centre of National Resilience…

Is that an Orwellian name for a camp, or what?

…linked to the clusters from Robinson River, Katherine, Binjari and Rockhole,” [NT Police Commissioner Jamie Chalker] said.

“That compliance continues to be a testament to the large majority.”

That is what I am afraid of. If Australians will give up their freedom without a whimper, who is next?

UPDATE: This is an interview with a young woman who has just been released from the Howard Springs covid camp. There is much more at the link:

Hayley Hodgson, 26, has just been released from a 14-day detention at the Howard Springs quarantine facility in Australia.

On today's UnHerdTV, she explains how police officers came to her home and took her away. Don't miss 👉https://t.co/FK97QOkJ3E pic.twitter.com/Kf7MzRrc67

— UnHerd (@unherd) December 2, 2021

Stagflation 2021

(John Hinderaker)

I don’t believe we have yet commented on today’s disappointing jobs report. Economists had expected the BLS to report 550,000 net new jobs, but instead there were only 210,000.

The nation is still struggling to recreate the economy that we had under President Trump, before it was devastated by covid shutdowns. The Democrats try to spin people going back to work as strong “job creation,” but in fact we are simply rebounding–partly–from the government-imposed shutdowns that have devastated our economy over the last two years. We are still 3.9 million jobs short of the pre-covid total in February 2020.

And meanwhile, consumers are seeing the steepest increase in the cost of living in 30 years. Joe Biden and his handlers have achieved the seemingly impossible–bringing back the stagflation of the late 1970s, which we thought Ronald Reagan had consigned to the dustbin of history.

I have never been a fan of Barack Obama, but he did say one smart thing: “Don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to f*** things up.” Believe me, Barry, no one is underestimating it now!

Tennis Stars Pressure Men's Tour to Join WTA in China Boycott

Several renowned tennis players, including women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova, sternly criticized the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men’s tennis league on Thursday for refusing to join the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in boycotting China over the mistreatment of tennis star Peng Shuai after she accused a top Communist Party official of rape.

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Several renowned tennis players, including women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova, sternly criticized the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men’s tennis league on Thursday for refusing to join the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in boycotting China over the mistreatment of tennis star Peng Shuai after she accused a top Communist Party official of rape.

Teen Vogue: CRT Opposition ‘Closely Mirrors’ Past Anti-Integration Fights

A recent Teen Vogue op-ed claimed educators are “being silenced” as conservative policymakers seek to “prevent students from learning about racial inequality.”

MSNBC's Reid: Republicans Are Death Cult 'Waving the Pro-Life Flag'

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MSNBC anchor Joy Reid said Friday on her show "The ReidOut" that the Republican Party was a death cult "waving the pro-life flag."

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Screenshot of Joy Reid on MSNBC.

Exclusive — Jedediah Bila: 'I Completely Dismiss' Health Experts Ignoring Exercise, Nutrition While 'Talking About a Pandemic'

Jedediah Bila noted how many ostensible health "experts" in media ignore the roles of exercise and nutrition in the context of COVID-19.

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Fox News Correspondent Jedediah Bila attends the BELLA New York Lance Bass Cover Launch Party at Troy Liquor Bar on January 21, 2016 in New York City.

China Not Sure if 2022 Winter Olympics Site Will Have 'Public' Spectators

The manager of a Beijing venue that is set to host men's ice hockey events during the 2022 Winter Olympics told China's state-run Global Times on Thursday Olympic coordinators have yet to determine if seats in the stadium "will be open to the public."

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The manager of a Beijing venue that is set to host men's ice hockey events during the 2022 Winter Olympics told China's state-run Global Times on Thursday Olympic coordinators have yet to determine if seats in the stadium "will be open to the public."

The Proterra Scandal Deepens: Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg Team up to Promote Electric Bus Company Mired in Jennifer Granholm Connections

Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg joined forces on Thursday to promote Proterra, a Burlingame, California-based electric bus company that Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm previously sat on the board of and held stock in, which garnered her $1.6 million when she finally divested them 157 days after her nomination.

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Vice President Kamala Harris (center) tours the electric vehicle operations at Charlotte Area Transit Systems bus garage with CATS CEO John Lewis (right) in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 2, 2020. - Vice President Harris is in Charlotte discussing the impacts of the 1 trillion dollar Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill passed in November. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)

US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg speaks after touring the electric vehicle operations at Charlotte Area Transit Systems bus garage with Vice President Kamala Harris, on December 2, 2021, in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)

US Vice President Kamala Harris and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tour the electric vehicle operations at Charlotte Area Transit Systems bus garage with Vice President Kamala Harris, on December 2, 2021, in Charlotte, North Carolina. - Harris is in Charlotte to speak about the Infrastructure Law passed in November. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)

US Vice President Kamala Harris (L) and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tour the electric vehicle operations at Charlotte Area Transit Systems bus garage in Charlotte, North Carolina on December 2, 2020. - Vice President Harris is in Charlotte discussing the impacts of the 1 trillion dollar Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill passed in November. (Photo by Logan Cyrus / AFP) (Photo by LOGAN CYRUS/AFP via Getty Images)

Jayapal: GOP Does 'Not Even Have Basic Decency' --Promise 'Nothing but Hatred'

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Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) said Friday on MSNBC's "The ReidOut" that the Republican Party had no "basic decency" and promised "nothing but hatred."

Speaker Pelosi Holds Bill Enrollment Event For Juneteenth National Independence Day Act

WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 17: Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) listen as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds a bill enrollment signing ceremony for the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act on June 17, 2021 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Juneteenth, celebrated on June 19th, commemorates the of the end of slavery in the United States and will be celebrated as a national holiday. (Photo by Joshua Roberts/Getty Images)

'Makes Zero Sense': LeBron Slams Son's Basketball Team for Wearing Masks Under Their Chins

L.A. Lakers star LeBron James blasted his son's high school basketball team for improperly wearing their masks under their chins.

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Congressmen to Profile One Political Prisoner a Day Ahead of China Olympics

The heads of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC) announced an initiative on Thursday in which the CECC would highlight one Chinese political prisoner a day to counter the deluge of Chinese government propaganda to promote the 2022 Beijing Olympics.

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist (C) holds a placard that translates as "rights activism is not wrong, free Huang Qi" as he attends a protest in support of China's first "cyber-dissident" and founder of human rights website "64 Tianwang" Huang Qi and jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang (pictured on placards at L and R) outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong on January 29, 2019. - Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on January 28 to four and a half years in prison for state subversion, sealing the fate of another attorney swept up in a 2015 crackdown. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)

A Hong Kong pro-democracy activist (C) holds a placard that translates as "rights activism is not wrong, free Huang Qi" as he attends a protest in support of China's first "cyber-dissident" and founder of human rights website "64 Tianwang" Huang Qi and jailed Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang (pictured on placards at L and R) outside the Chinese Liaison Office in Hong Kong on January 29, 2019. - Prominent Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang was sentenced on January 28 to four and a half years in prison for state subversion, sealing the fate of another attorney swept up in a 2015 crackdown. (Photo by Anthony WALLACE / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP via Getty Images)

World’s Largest Shipping Company Hits Record Profits, Pays $80M in Bonuses

A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest shipping company, on Wednesday announced it would pay $1,000 bonuses to each of its 80,000 employees after projecting a record $17 billion in profits for 2021.

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A.P. Moller-Maersk A/S, the world’s largest shipping company, on Wednesday announced it would pay $1,000 bonuses to each of its 80,000 employees after projecting a record $17 billion in profits for 2021.

Facebook Accuses China of Using Fake Swiss Biologist to Peddle Coronavirus Misinformation

Facebook (now known as Meta) has removed hundreds of accounts linked to China-based administrators for allegedly promoting coronavirus misinformation online, the U.S.-based social networking site said Thursday.

Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen photographed on coronavirus COVID-19 illustration graphic background on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

Facebook logo is displayed on a mobile phone screen photographed on coronavirus COVID-19 illustration graphic background on March 25, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. (Photo by Olivier DOULIERY / AFP) (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

WWII Veteran Who Beat Coronavirus to Receive Prestigious Honor on 105th Birthday

A World War II veteran originally from Alabama who beat the coronavirus in 2020 will be recognized on his 105th birthday Friday with the prestigious French Legion of Honor.

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In this photo provided by Holly McDonald, World War II veteran Major Wooten enjoys his Thanksgiving dinner with family in Madison, Ala., on Thursday, Nov. 25, 2021. Wooten, who served in France during the war, will be presented with the French Legion of Honor during his 105th birthday party on Friday, Dec. 3, 2021. (Holly McDonald via AP)
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