News Domestic and International

California Will No Longer Enforce the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for K-12 Schools

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 18:15

Good news!

The California Department of Public Health has announced that the state will no longer seek to get all K–12 students vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend school.

It can be recalled, the state of California will require all students to get the COVID-19 vaccine before they are allowed to enroll in public schools, according to an executive order signed by Democratic Governor Gavin Newsom in 2021.

Fresh off of a rigged recall election, Newsom has gone into overdrive.

“There’s still a struggle to get to where we need to be,” Newsom said. “And that means we need to do more, and we need to do better.”

“This is just another vaccine,” Newsom said. The Covid vaccine will join “a well-established list that currently includes 10 vaccines and well-established rules and regulations that have been advanced by the Legislature for decades.”

A delay in enforcing this mandate was announced by state officials last year, giving people until at least the summer of 2023 to comply.

On Friday, public health officials announced that they would no longer be pursuing this strategy as the state nears the end of its COVID emergency on February 28.

However, the department still recommends the vaccination of students and staff.

“CDPH is not currently exploring emergency rulemaking to add COVID-19 to the list of required school vaccinations, but we continue to strongly recommend COVID-19 immunization for students and staff to keep everyone safer in the classroom,” the department said in a statement. “Any changes to required K-12 immunizations are properly addressed through the legislative process.”

Watch the video below:

California won't require COVID-19 vaccine to attend schools
Source: KCRA 3 (YouTube) pic.twitter.com/rIKPaJjyxb

— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) February 4, 2023

The post California Will No Longer Enforce the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for K-12 Schools appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

UPDATE: Teen Student Given “Civil Citation” After Brutally Attacking 9-Year-Old Girl on the School Bus

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 18:00

On Thursday, The Gateway Pundit reported on Friday that black teenage students in Florida were caught on video savagely beating a 9-year-old girl on a school bus.

The disturbing video shows a giant black male and others repeatedly punching the small child in the face, head, and neck while she was desperately trying to protect herself.

The savage teens then began beating the girl’s 10-year-old brother.

The mother of the child who was savagely beaten said she reported the violent incident to Coconut Palm K-8 Academy, but the school said they couldn’t do anything.

The mother, who wished to remain anonymous, told a local outlet that she is pressing charges against Coconut Palm K-8 academy and is also pursuing criminal charges against the teens who beat her children.

According to another mother who wished to remain anonymous, there is a huge problem with violence at Coconut Palm K-8 Academy and nothing is being done about it no matter how many parents complain.

“This needs to be taken care of right away. Our children are in danger at school where we are trusting other people to do their jobs,” said the mother, who only wanted to be identified as Jenni per NBC. “That’s not justifiable. It doesn’t matter what was said. Our kids need to learn that through violence nothing is resolved.”

Now, NBC Miami reported that the teenager was only given a “civil citation,” which is a written arrest after the brutal assault of a third grader on the school bus.

According to the Office of Justice Programs, “the goal of civil citation is to divert first-time, low-level juvenile offenders away from the juvenile justice system at the earliest stage of the process. The program is intended to limit eligible youths’ contact with the system and reduce potential stigma associated with an arrest record.”

Below is the statement released by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS):

“Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) is aware that several video clips involving students from Coconut Palm K-8 Academy are circulating on a social media platform, which promotes prohibited unsafe behavior. Miami-Dade Schools Police arrested the offender and they will be charged accordingly. Additionally, those involved will be disciplined according to the Code of Student Conduct. The safety and well-being of our students is of the utmost importance. This school district goes to great lengths to promote the values of restraint and respect as well as using social media responsibly. We ask that parents reinforce these principles at home.”

The post UPDATE: Teen Student Given “Civil Citation” After Brutally Attacking 9-Year-Old Girl on the School Bus appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Trump: “There Are Things You Can Say to Each Side Which Will End This War Immediately”

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 17:45

President Trump: Peace “can be negotiated within 24 hours”

Speaking to RSBN’s Brian Glenn, President Donald Trump said that the United States is paying “10 times what Europe is paying” for the Ukraine war, oputting the US outlay at $ 107 billion. “I feel horribly for the people of Ukraine, I feel horribly for the people of Russia”, Trump said. “It’s got to get solved. “

TRUMP: First of all, it should have never started. It would have never started, had I been president. There was no chance of this war starting.”

Frankly, I don’t think Putin wanted to do it. I think he was forced in by the statements being made by Biden.

It’s something so sad to see, because no matter what happens now, it could never been like what it could have been with nobody dead and no cities demolished.

You look at some of these cities, they’re absolutely in ashes. One city they were flying over, there was not one building still standing.

So it never should’ve happened. But it did.

With that being said, it can be negotiated within 24 hours.

It really has to be done from the Office of the President. You have to get them both in a room, and there are things you can say to each one of them – which I won’t reveal now – which will guarantee that this war will end immediately.

You have to do it. Because what’s happening is a horror.

And far more people are being killed than what they’re talking about.

When they knock down those big apartment (buildings), knock out cities, and then they say, ‘Two people died’, that’s not right. I think the numbers are far greater. That will be revealed at a later date.

But we have to do something about it. That war has to stop. And it has to stop now. And it’s easy to do.

I believe we’re sending ten times what Europe has sent. I believe we’re at $107 billion, maybe more. And Europe is at a tiny fraction of that. Obviously, Europe’s affected much more that we are. They’re closer.

Germany has always been very hard to get them involved. It’s just not fair to the United States.

I feel horribly for the people of Ukraine, I feel horribly for the people of Russia. Everybody’s suffering.

It’s got to get solved.

 

 

The post Trump: “There Are Things You Can Say to Each Side Which Will End This War Immediately” appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Joe Biden Takes Another Vacation While a Chinese Spy Balloon Floats Across America

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 17:30

Watching the China balloon cross across the US is like watching another sh*tty Hollywood movie, which serves as a constant reminder of the utter incompetence and weakness of the Biden regime.

It can be recalled that Pentagon, along with the White House, opted not to shoot down the balloon floating over the state of Montana for over two days, as debris from the floating device could possibly injure a civilian.

Pentagon spokesman Air Force Brig. Gen. Patrick Ryder told reporters at a briefing Friday that the China spy balloon flying over the United States is a “maneuverable craft” but refused to say whether China is controlling the balloon’s movements or how the balloon is moving.

However, the communist Chinese government claimed that the unmanned airship straying into the U.S. airspace “was entirely an accident caused by force majeure,” which “deviated from its scheduled route due to its own limited control capability.”

Ryder also said the balloon was moving eastward over the center of the continental United States, confirming TGP’s report, but refused to say specifically where the balloon is, arrogantly telling concerned Americans they can go look up in the sky for the balloon.

While the entire country worried over the Chinese spy balloon floating over the United States, Joe Biden will take on vacation once again on Saturday.

“On Saturday, the President will travel to Camp David where he will remain over the weekend. The departure en route Camp David will be covered by the out-of-town pool,” according to the press release.

“On Sunday, the President has no public events scheduled,” it continued.

Joe Biden’s on vacation while a CHINESE spy balloon flies over your home. pic.twitter.com/yxm5DAKe2d

— House Judiciary GOP (@JudiciaryGOP) February 4, 2023

Jesse Kelly put out a tweet describing what’s really happening with our country in terms of protecting its people.

You look at the sky and see an enemy encroaching on your country. And you should. But do keep in mind that not a single leader of our cultural institutions thinks about America at all. Some of them hate it. But most, simply pay it no mind. There’s no patriotism there to stir.

— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) February 3, 2023

America is led by anti-Americans now. That’s why you spend so much time frustrated about what we are and aren’t doing.

You look at this place as a wonderful blessing. Something to be protected.

Your leaders look at it as an unguarded bank to be looted.

That’s all.

— Jesse Kelly (@JesseKellyDC) February 3, 2023

The post Joe Biden Takes Another Vacation While a Chinese Spy Balloon Floats Across America appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Techno Fog: Watching the China Spy Balloon Float Across the US Is Like Watching a 1980s Action Movie with the Tepid Response of a 2023 Hollywood Flick

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 17:15
Watching the China balloon float across the US is like watching another embarrassing. China-neutral Hollywood flick.
This week we learned two things. We learned from Kevin McCarthy that he is controlled opposition.  Kevin agreed with Democrats and DC authorities that local police have the  right to shoot Republicans Trump supporters in the neck in cold blood during unsanctioned protests.
We also learned that Joe Biden is a Manchurian candidate and the current military brass who lost to the Taliban in Afghanistan yet somehow still have a job, are completely neutered.

PENTAGON: The Chinese spy balloon “will probably be over the United States for a few days” pic.twitter.com/dlB00cjR4U

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 3, 2023

At least Joe Biden can say he made a few hundred million off his decision. Kevin McCarthy can’t make that claim. He just agrees with Democrats.
Techno Fog posted an excellent analysis on the China spy balloon on Substack.

It was a scene out of a 1980s action movie: a spy balloon floating over Montana.

The Biden Administration’s tepid response to the Chinese aggravators, however, is very much on-point for 2023 Hollywood – bending to Chinese desires and not wanting to cause offense.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken told his Chinese counterpart the balloon was “unacceptable” and cancelled his trip to Beijing. The Chinese tried to play it all down, saying “the balloon was for civilian research and had ‘deviated far from its planned course.’”

All this is serious business but it’s hard not to have a laugh. At what point is a Chinese surveillance balloon funny?

Is it when we realize the Chinese are trying to steal that which we don’t have? In response to Chinese surveillance, I imagine many Americans, though defiant, might offer resignation: “You can’t take my privacy because I have none left to give.” It’s not that the current regime opposes spying on Americans. Their objection is that someone else does it.

Or is it at the moment we understand that the Chinese balloon is the least of our Chinese problems? The balloon is the fly in the sour wine. It’s the flat tire when after your engine has seized up. The balloon is, well, just a balloon when we have greater concerns about the elected and unelected officials serving as Chinese agents in Washington.

At least we can keep track of the Chinese intelligence airship as it drifts from the sky above Montana to wherever the winds take it – reportedly Missouri, or “the center of the continental United States.”

Read the rest at Substack here.

The post Techno Fog: Watching the China Spy Balloon Float Across the US Is Like Watching a 1980s Action Movie with the Tepid Response of a 2023 Hollywood Flick appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

DEVELOPING: Joe Biden and Son Hunter Arrive in Syracuse, New York For Personal Visit – Biden Tells Reporters US is “Gonna Take Care Of” China Spy Balloon

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 17:00

Joe Biden and his son Hunter arrived in Syracuse, New York Saturday morning for a personal visit.

.⁦@POTUS⁩ and his son, Hunter Biden, arrive in Syracuse, New York. pic.twitter.com/g9mRzisOr2

— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) February 4, 2023

A reporter asked Biden to comment on the Chinese spy balloon.

“We’re gonna take care of it,” Biden said.

SYRACUSE — “We’re gonna take care of it,” Biden says when asked to comment on China before entering his motorcade. A suspected Chinese surveillance balloon is now over North Carolina. pic.twitter.com/EOcaH7iTu0

— Zolan Kanno-Youngs (@KannoYoungs) February 4, 2023

Joe Biden is reportedly in New York for a funeral.

Syracuse.com reported:

President Joe Biden is flying into Syracuse this morning on Air Force One for a personal visit.

Biden is not making any public appearances. His schedule released Saturday morning said he will visit a “local stop” at 11:30 a.m. No address was provided. The visit is closed to the press.

Biden’s brother-in-law, Michael E. Hunter, died last week. An Auburn funeral home held calling hours on Friday afternoon. No information has been released publicly about Hunter’s funeral. The White House did not respond to questions about whether Biden would attend.

The Syracuse Regional Airport Authority issued a notice Saturday morning that air and ground traffic could be delayed temporarily between 10:15 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. at Hancock Airport. Travelers should check with their airline to see if their flight will be delayed.

Meanwhile, the Chinese spy balloon is currently over North Carolina, home of the US’s key military installations.

BREAKING: Chinese spy balloon now spotted over Charlotte, NC., where several high-altitude jet contrails have been reported. NC is home to a number of key US military installations, inclg Marine Camp Lejeune near the coast & Fort Bragg near Fayetteville, home of the 82nd Airborne

— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) February 4, 2023

The post DEVELOPING: Joe Biden and Son Hunter Arrive in Syracuse, New York For Personal Visit – Biden Tells Reporters US is “Gonna Take Care Of” China Spy Balloon appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

German Investigators Conclude There is NO EVIDENCE that Russia Is Behind Explosions of Nord Stream Pipelines to Europe

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 16:45


Aerial view of blown Nord Stream pipeline near Bornholm Island.

Three deep-water explosions destroyed the Nord Stream pipelines under the Baltic Sea in September 2022.

Swedish seismologists reported that one of the three explosions measures 2.3 on the Richter Scale of earthquake intensity, but this was no earthquake. It was explosion—like a gigantic undersea mine.

The explosions guaranteed that Germany and the EU would not go wobbly with regard to sanctions against Russian energy imports. The damage to the pipelines will take months to repair, and repairs are unlikely to begin until this summer. Even if Germany were to cry “uncle” as civil unrest intensifies over lack of heat and energy, even if Russia decided to turn the power back on, the conduit for Russian gas to Europe was broken.

No country has taken responsibility for the blasts that took out the Nord Stream pipelines to Europe.

Only one country benefits. We wrote about this extensively at The Gateway Pundit last week.

ANALYSIS: Nord Stream Pipelines Sabotaged, and Only One Country Benefits

Europe now faces a harsh winter with uncertain supplies of oil and gas.

In a bold statement following the explosions, Secretary of State Tony Blinken cheered the news of the explosions as “a tremendous opportunity” for Europe “to remove dependence on Russian energy.”

Sweden released the first photos from the damaged Russian Nord Stream 1 pipeline to Germany after the blast.

The footage was published by the Swedish newspaper Expressen.

It is clear the explosion was not caused by Russia or the Western media would have reported that by now. Sweden did not share its investigation which seems odd unless they are protecting someone.

Germany this week released its study of the disaster. Investigators concluded there was NO EVIDENCE that Russia was behind the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines.

Germany: No evidence of Russian sabotage of pipelines so far.https://t.co/t4FuSiyIju

— Disclose.tv (@disclosetv) February 4, 2023

Die Welt reported:

German investigators currently have no evidence that Russia is behind the explosions on the Nord Stream 1 and 2 gas pipelines. “This cannot be proven at the moment, the investigations are ongoing,” said Attorney General Peter Frank of the “Welt am Sonntag”. With the help of two research ships, water and soil samples as well as the remains of the pipelines were taken, and the crime scene was also comprehensively documented. “We are currently evaluating all of this forensically.”

At the end of September, a total of four leaks in the two pipelines were discovered after explosions near the Danish Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. The Swedish security authorities determined in November that it was serious sabotage – but without naming a culprit.

The post German Investigators Conclude There is NO EVIDENCE that Russia Is Behind Explosions of Nord Stream Pipelines to Europe appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Who Is Behind the Effort to Censor Speech in Louisiana?

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 16:30

Who is behind the effort to censor speech in Louisiana?

Guest post by Christopher Alexander

There is not one reputable cyber-security expert in America who believes machine-based voting systems are secure, or that bad actors are not, probably at this very moment, perfecting the art of the electronic steal.  Alex Halderman from the University of Michigan is perhaps the foremost, but certainly not the only, renowned election security expert to express serious concerns. Haldeman testified before Louisiana Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin’s voting Commission in late December 2021 about the gaping vulnerabilities of electronic Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) used to record votes in Louisiana and many other states. Haldeman is on record stating that the machines can be hacked, that he himself has repeatedly hacked into them, that it is only a matter of time before they will be hacked by bad actors, and that the machines do not have to be connected to the internet in order to be hacked.

Ardoin has no grounds to claim plausible ignorance on this issue. His continued failure to take concrete steps to convert to a secure, fully auditable hand-marked paper ballot system, no matter the cost or inconvenience, is inexcusable.

Why is it so important? Every voter has the fundamental right to know that his vote reflects his intent, and that his vote cannot be remotely manipulated to reflect a contrary intent. As long as BMDs remain the primary mechanism of recording our votes, there is simply no way that Ardoin can credibly claim that our system is safe. It is the defining issue of his campaign, yet one that he seems most eager to avoid. He is yet to explain to Louisiana voters why experts like Haldeman are wrong, or why he continues to insist that Louisiana’s elections are “safe and secure.” If he continues to falsely claim that voters can be confident in our current system, and fails to publicly commit to doing whatever is necessary to kick BMDs to the curb once and for all, he will lose and he should lose. Unless, of course, he becomes the beneficiary on election day of the very vulnerability that he refuses to remedy, in an election over which he will preside.

Even as he publicly misrepresents facts regarding the security of our current voting apparatus, Ardoin apparently has Louisiana’s largest organization of Republican women so mesmerized by the coherence of his public position that it has officially banned any opposing viewpoint from being heard. Roby Dyer, President of the Louisiana Federation of Republican Women (LFRW) recently sent a directive that prohibits every LFRW-affiliated Republican Women’s group in Louisiana from allowing Randy Russ, Ph.D.,  and his Election Integrity group to speak at any of their events about the problems with Louisiana’s voting system.

Dr. Russ, a Republican and former CEO of a major corporation, has spent countless hours analyzing the vulnerabilities of our system and has both consulted and worked with prominent cyber experts. He and his team also meticulously analyzed the electronic vote data in Louisiana from the 2020 Presidential election. Russ, like Haldeman, is convinced that the system is seriously exposed. According to Dyer and the LFRW, Russ is pedaling “misinformation.”

In a move perfectly consistent with the unconstitutional suppression of American speech being mercilessly inflicted on conservatives by the federal government in reprehensible disregard for the First Amendment, the LFRW has decided the best way to promote the core, Madisonian Republican value of free expression on an issue of massive public importance is to simply crush the speech of a fellow Republican group. No alternative opinions need to apply. The LFRW has, on this issue, become effectively the Kyle Ardoin school of election integrity where his opinion, and his only, may be expressed within its walls.

Ardoin, a career bureaucrat whose salary is paid by us, is of course welcome anytime to speak before the LFRW and utter falsehoods about how secure Louisiana’s voting system is and what a great job he has done securing it, together with a hearty lunch and a photo-op. He will then hit the door, without having been challenged one iota on what he has said. Now that’s a good gig.

Meanwhile, there is no room at the inn for a volunteer citizen election integrity group run by the former CEO of a major corporation whose only agenda is to inform citizens about the massive vulnerabilities in our current voting system.

This is a textbook example of why citizens across Louisiana and the Country are increasingly distrustful of establishment Republicanism, and why independent, highly motivated advocacy groups are forming everywhere.

It is absurd to believe that Roby Dyer woke up one January morning and independently decided that open and free expression on an issue of critical public importance was no longer a core Republican value after 200 years. It is even more absurd to believe that she would not have foreseen the damage such a move would cause to the institutional credibility of her organization among Louisiana Republican citizens if it became public, damage that is already being done in the form of disaffected members.

No, this ill-advised decision was not made by Roby Dyer. Dyer and the LFRW acted at the behest of somebody else. Dyer was directed to take this action. If it turns out that Ardoin is using the power of his office- and there is evidence developing for this- to suppress political speech in direct violation of the First Amendment, the issue will assume a new dimension entirely, both politically and legally, neither of which bode well for the incumbent. If this is in fact the case, the violation becomes more serious with each day that passes without a formal retraction from the LFRW.  Maybe they should throw an apology in to Dr. Russ while they are at it.

The clock is ticking.

 

The post Who Is Behind the Effort to Censor Speech in Louisiana? appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Putin to Launch Unstoppable Hypersonic Zircon Missile During Upcoming War Games with China and South Africa

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 16:15

In November 2021 Russian President Vladimir Putin announced his country would soon have a hypersonic missile to add to its arsenal.

The Russian leader added that the latest Zircon hypersonic missiles will enter official use in 2022.

Russia test-fired a Hypersonic Zircon missile around that time over the White Sea hitting a target 400 kilometers away.

Russian Navy test-fires Hypersonic Zircon Cruise Missile in the White Sea, hitting a practice target 400 kms. President Vladimir Putin has said Zircon would be capable of flying at nine times the speed of sound and have a range of 1,000 kms. pic.twitter.com/XSSgQDa3Zc

— Fiona KJ Bruce (@FionaEBruce1) November 30, 2021

In February 2022 Russian President Vladimir Putin took part in a pre-planned strategic deterrence forces training. The purpose of the exercises was to check the readiness of military command and control bodies, launch combat crews, crews of warships and strategic missile carriers to carry out assigned tasks, as well as the reliability of the weapons.

According to reports, Hypersonic missiles, ICBMs, and nuclear submarines were involved in the exercises.

This week Putin announced he is set to unleash ‘unstoppable’ hypersonic Zircon missiles during upcoming war games with China and South Africa in the coming weeks.

The Daily Mail reported:

Vladimir Putin is set to unleash ‘unstoppable’ hypersonic Zircon missiles during his upcoming war games with China and South Africa.

The new Mach 9 nuclear-capable Zircon missiles, which travel at speeds of nearly 7,000mph, will be fired from the Russian warship Admiral Gorshkov during naval exercises off the coast of South Africa.

The ‘training launch’ of the missile, one of the world’s deadliest weapons, will be aimed at a ‘surface target’ at a distance of more than 310 miles.

The upcoming launch of the deadly missiles comes after the Admiral Gorshkov conducted an ‘electronic’ launch at an ‘enemy surface target’ as it sailed in the western Atlantic off the coast of United States last week.

The Zircon missiles will also now be fired from the Russian frigate during naval drills between Russia, China and South Africa in the Indian Ocean.

The three nations will engage in the war games from February 17 to 27 off South Africa’s east coast near the cities of Durban and Richards Bay.

The post Putin to Launch Unstoppable Hypersonic Zircon Missile During Upcoming War Games with China and South Africa appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

BIDEN SANCTIONED IT: White House Knew About China Spy Balloon Floating Over Montana – Kept It Under Wraps to Salvage Blinken’s Trip to China

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 16:00

The China spy balloon was seen crossing over the St Louis metro area on Friday evening and heading towards Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

The balloon was first seen earlier in the week over Montana moving east over America.

The Biden regime admitted they were aware of the spy balloon when it entered US airspace.

China lied about the balloon in a statement on Saturday saying the balloon was a ‘civilian meteorological’ vessel.

Chinese Communist Government Releases Statement: Claims Balloon Flying Over US was Entirely an Accident

On Friday, Secretary of State Antony Blinken canceled a scheduled trip to Beijing this weekend in response to China sending a large surveillance balloon over the Northwest United States this week.

According to the US official, Blinken and Joe Biden agreed it was best to cancel the trip for the time being.

Now Bloomberg is reporting the Biden regime knew about the balloon but kept it under wraps to salvage Tony Blinken’s trip to China.

Bloomberg reported:

Its journey across the ocean has gripped the world’s attention and forced the top US diplomat to cancel his trip to Beijing. Its fate, as it wafts 10 miles above ground, remains uncertain — as do the delicate relations between two superpowers grasping for ways to de-escalate tensions and get talks back on track.

This account of how a balloon burst diplomacy just as Secretary of State Antony Blinken was set to travel to China and meet with President Xi Jinping is based on conversations with several officials briefed on the matter who asked to stay anonymous to discuss intelligence matters.

As it turns out, US authorities were well aware of the unidentified object that had entered American airspace on Jan. 28, that had then left and re-entered over North Idaho on Tuesday. But with such a high-profile trip at stake, keeping it on the down-low was key.

By the time the thing became visible in Montana, President Joe Biden had already been briefed and the White House was scrambling to decide whether to blast it from the sky.

The post BIDEN SANCTIONED IT: White House Knew About China Spy Balloon Floating Over Montana – Kept It Under Wraps to Salvage Blinken’s Trip to China appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

HERE WE GO: House GOP Issues First Subpoenas To Merrick Garland And Christopher Wray

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 15:45

The House GOP is starting to take on the Deep State.

The House Judiciary Committee has sent its first subpoenas to Attorney General Merrick Garland, FBI Director Christopher Wray, and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona.

It requests all communications between the DOJ, FBI, Department of Education, and the National School Boards Association.

The subpoenas are over the school board memo targeting parents.

The Hill reported:

The House Judiciary Committee fired off its first subpoenas under the leadership of Chair Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), targeting a trio of Biden administration officials including Attorney General Merrick Garland over a short-lived memo dealing with threats against school board members.

The subpoenas, sent also to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Education Secretary Miguel Cardona, follow a series of more than 100 letters on the 2021 memo from Judiciary Republicans.

The subpoena, reviewed by The Hill, asks for all communications between the entities and the National School Boards Association, which first wrote to DOJ asking for help in dealing with rising threats.

Jordan has repeatedly claimed the memo is a way for the Biden administration to label parents as domestic terrorists, though the FBI never charged a single parent in connection with the directive — something the chair pointed out in a recent appearance on NBC’s “Meet The Press.”

The memo classified parents as “domestic terrorists” for speaking out against left-wing ideas being pushed in schools across the country.

The Gateway Pundit previously reported (10/22/21):

The National School Board Association (NSBA) coordinated with the Biden White House weeks before AG Merrick Garland classified parents “domestic terrorists” in a letter to the FBI.

As previously reported, the NSBA begged Biden to use federal law enforcement agencies against parents and investigate them for “domestic terrorism and hate crime threats.” They shamelessly claim the situation is so dire that he should use the Patriot Act, among other “enforceable actions” against them.

Merrick Garland is targeting parents who dare speak out against Critical Race Theory (CRT) because his son-in-law makes millions off of selling the Marxist literature across the country.

Here we go!

For the antidote to media bias, check out ProTrumpNews.com…

The post HERE WE GO: House GOP Issues First Subpoenas To Merrick Garland And Christopher Wray appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

UPDATE: Yellowstone Co. Sheriff Believes Unknown Object Captured on Camera over Billings is “Legitimate” – But He Has No Idea What It Is

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 15:30

On Friday, a resident from Billings, Montana shared a video on Twitter showing a trail of smoke in the sky where the balloon was last spotted.

Watch the video below:

Ok, so here’s what I just caught I few minutes ago out my window. I saw a jet go by so fast and then explosion in the sky. Holy crap! Billings MT. pic.twitter.com/swr8ERC6pf

— Dolly Moore (@MMtTreasures) February 4, 2023

Military helicopters were also spotted in Bozeman, Montana, but according to the uploader, “it might have been part of a military funeral.”

My wife filmed this video near our home. We are hearing now that it might have been part of a military funeral. If so, strange coincidence.

— Timothy Alberino (@TimothyAlberino) February 4, 2023

However, the City of Billings, Governor Greg Gianforte, and the Montana Department of Emergency Services confirmed on Friday night that there was no explosion in or around Billings, Montana.

“We are aware of the video shared on Twitter and claims of a “massive explosion” over Billings. However, our PD, Fire & airport have NOT been called to any incidents related to this video and there haven’t been any plane crashes picked up on radar,” according to the statement.

“We have confirmed with [Montana Disaster Emergency Services] and Gov. Greg Gianforte that there have not been any explosions in, around, or across Montana. They are aware of the video and it can not be substantiated,” the city added.

Yellowstone County Sheriff Mike Linder told NBC affiliate KULR-TV in Billings that they are trying to verify if the video is legitimate.

On Friday night, Sheriff Mike Linder announced that his office had made contact with the woman who posted the video online.

Sheriff Linder believed the video was “legitimate,” but he couldn’t tell what exactly was seen in the video.

KULR8.com reported:

Sheriff Mike Linder says the sheriff’s office has made contact with the woman who shared the video of the object over Billings late Friday afternoon.

Linder says while they believe the video is legitimate, it is difficult to tell what exactly is seen in the video.

He goes on to say that there is no evidence that an aircraft went down or that there was an actual explosion over Billings.

The Sheriff says there have been no other reports from anyone to law enforcement who may have seen the incident.

He says the Sheriff’s Office will continue to investigate any additional leads or information.

The post UPDATE: Yellowstone Co. Sheriff Believes Unknown Object Captured on Camera over Billings is “Legitimate” – But He Has No Idea What It Is appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Professional Golf Tournament Interrupted After Caddie Suddenly Suffers Medical Emergency

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 13:45

On Friday, during the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the caddie for an amateur player suddenly collapsed and was rushed to a nearby hospital after receiving CPR.

According to ESPN‘s Paolo Uggetti, the play was interrupted for nearly one hour after Pebble Beach businessman Geoff Couch’s caddie, who remains unidentified, suddenly collapsed on the 11th-hole fairway.

Just talked to Max McGreevy who said the caddie collapsed in middle of the fairway and they attempted to get his bag off him quickly so they could try CPR. Asked if he could see his group resuming play, he said no.

— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) February 3, 2023

PGA Tour chief referee Gary Young said a spectator initiated CPR until medical personnel arrived. He was rushed in an ambulance to Montage Health in Monterey, California.

He’s still receiving CPR as they stretcher him to an ambulance here at the 11th. Play has been stopped pic.twitter.com/z4wIYVJvWg

— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) February 3, 2023

Country singer Lukas Nelson and PGA Tour professionals Beau Hossler and Max McGreevy were among other members of the group who appeared shaken by what they witnessed. Couch departed the team shortly after the ambulance arrived.

American professional golfer Beau Hossler said, “I can’t say that I’m real comfortable at the moment to resume play.”

“I turn around and he’s on the ground and I ran over to him and turned him over,” said country singer Lukas Nelson, the other amateur in the group.

“And he didn’t have a lot of color in him. Luckily, there was a police officer on the sideline. He knew CPR so he came in and effectively saved his life.”

Nelson told ESPN’s Paolo Uggetti that the caddie is now “doing better.”

Players and caddies now hugging each other. Lukas Nelson, the other amateur, just told me the caddie who collapsed is “doing better.” The group is headed back to the clubhouse to regroup. Unclear if they’ll continue play.

— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) February 3, 2023

The PGA Tour later released a statement following the incident:

During the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, there was a medical emergency at No. 11 at Pebble Beach involving an amateur’s caddie. The caddie has been rushed to Montage Health for evaluation.

At the direction of the PGA TOUR Rules Committee, the players in that group – Max McGreevy and Beau Hossler – paused play during the medical emergency and will be allowed to warm up and resume their round shortly.

We will provide additional details when available.

PGA TOUR Statement pic.twitter.com/lXpRyMYUxl

— PGA TOUR Communications (@PGATOURComms) February 3, 2023

The post Professional Golf Tournament Interrupted After Caddie Suddenly Suffers Medical Emergency appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

While Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Frolics in the Snow, Chicago Arrest Rate Collapses to 5%

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 13:30

Failed Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot seems oblivious to the plight of Chicagoans trapped in a city with skyrocketing crime.

She doesn’t have time to deal with the crime wave, but like Nero, she has time to dance and frolic in the snow.

This is Lori Lightfoot dancing on the graves of the 2,278 homicide victims who have died since she took office:pic.twitter.com/tDKLGUFYMR

— James Bradley (@JamesBradleyCA) January 30, 2023

Her tone-deaf move comes as recent data shows that the arrest rate for most crimes in Chicago has fallen to a low of only 5 percent in most major crime categories.

Matt Rosenberg at Wirepoints has an excellent analysis: 

Chicago’s shockingly low arrest rates for most crimes continue to give lawbreakers a green light to carry on. Fresh, end-of-year City of Chicago data for 2022 reveal that arrests were made for only 5 percent of offenses in Chicago’s major crime categories. That compares to 10 percent in 2019. The information comes from the city’s crime data portal covering murders, sexual assaults, aggravated battery, robberies, burglaries, thefts, and motor vehicle thefts.

Expect arrest rates to stay at rock-bottom levels and the green light for crime to stay lit until crucial improvements occur in Chicago’s policing management.

Arrest rates varied by the type of “major crime,” based on the seven categories that cities have for decades reported to the FBI. Chicago’s homicide arrest rate was 28 percent in 2022, lower than the reported 33 percent in 2021, 41 percent in 2020, and 36 percent in 2019.

For the other key crimes:

  • The criminal sexual assault arrest rate was just 3 percent, down from 8 percent in 2019.
  • The robbery arrest rate: 5 percent in 2022 versus 9 percent in 2019.
  • The aggravated battery arrest rate: 16 percent compared to 25 percent in 2019.
  • The burglary arrest rate: 4 percent this year against 6 percent in 2019.
  • Theft arrest rate: 4 percent versus 10 percent in 2019.
  • Motor vehicle theft: 3 percent compared to 6 percent in 2019.

Image Courtesy of Wirepoints

The post While Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot Frolics in the Snow, Chicago Arrest Rate Collapses to 5% appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

CHILLING: World Economic Forum Showcases Technology That Would Allow The Government To Punish Your Thoughts And Big Business To Spy On Your Brains (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 13:15

Imagine, if you will, a world where outside forces can now read your deepest thoughts and have total control over your livelihood. The World Economic Forum is fantasizing over new technology that could turn this Twilight Zone nightmare into reality.

Breitbart reported Friday that during the WEF gathering in Davos, Switzerland last month, an attendee showed an ominous presentation displaying a world which will allow employers at major companies to spy on their workers’ brain activity. They would have the power to fire their workers and turn them into government authorities for simply thinking the “wrong way.”

The presentation also suggested government would be able to use brain wave data for evidence in a “crime.” Yes, your own thoughts could be used as evidence against you in a court of law if the globalists have their way.

The presenter, though, in an Orwellian twist claimed giving big business bosses and the government power over your thoughts would show the “positive use cases” of brain monitoring technology.

VIDEO:

World Economic Forum… “Battle for your Brain”… Under the guise of *safety* every single thought you have will monitored by you boss, police and government. pic.twitter.com/VOURZc1vBQ

— Pelham (@Resist_05) January 29, 2023

Here is the chilling story from Breitbart:

At the World Economic Forum, the annual gathering of globalist elites in Davos, Switzerland, a presentation hyped brain wave monitoring technology to allow employers to detect how hard their employees are working, whether they get distracted, and even if they have “amorous feelings” for coworkers.

“You can not only tell whether a person is paying attention or their mind is wandering, but you can discriminate between the kinds of things they are paying attention to,” gushed the presenter. “Whether they’re doing something like central tasks, like programming, peripheral tasks like writing documentation, or unrelated tasks like surfing social media or online browsing.

“When you combine brain-wave activity together with other forms of software and surveillance technology, the power becomes quite precise.”

A short video imagined a workplace of the future, in which an employee worries about her employer detecting “amorous feelings” for a coworker by reading her brain-wave data, but is pleasantly surprised when she gets a performance bonus for good “brain metrics” showing her productivity.

In the next scene, the government subpoenas employees’ brainwave data to find co-conspirators in a wire fraud scheme in the office.

“You discover they are looking for synchronized brain activity between your coworker and the people he has been working with. While you know you’re innocent of any crime, you’ve been secretly working with him on a new start-up venture. Shaking, you remove your earbuds.”

The presenter said the purpose of showcasing this dystopian mind-reading future was to highlight the “positive use cases” of brain monitoring technology because “what I don’t want the reaction to be is, let’s ban this.”

Think for a moment what big tech executives would do, for example, if they discovered Trump supporters working for them via this technology. Is there any question that these workers lives would be ruined the next day?

First, the globalists wanted you own nothing and be happy. Now they want to give employers and the government the power to know your private feelings and destroy your lives for “wrongthink.”

Say what you want about Alex Jones, but he was right when he said there is a war on for your mind.

The post CHILLING: World Economic Forum Showcases Technology That Would Allow The Government To Punish Your Thoughts And Big Business To Spy On Your Brains (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Biden Boasts About All the Time He Spent with China’s Xi Jinping – Doesn’t Say a Word About the Chinese Spy Balloon (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Sat, 02/04/2023 - 01:20

Joe Biden Friday evening participated in a reception for the Democrat National Committee at the Sheraton in Philadelphia.

Biden spent 25 minutes bashing MAGA Republicans and lying about the US economy.

Joe Biden also boasted about all the time he has spent with China’s Xi Jinping over the years.

But he didn’t say a word about the Chinese spy balloon currently soaring over the United States.

The Pentagon is refusing to shoot down the high-altitude surveillance balloon.

Meanwhile Joe Biden is praising China’s Xi Jinping!

“I spent a lot of time with Xi Jinping when I was Vice President the last couple years and Barack asked me to spend time with him because we knew he was going to be president,” Biden said. “I traveled 17,000 miles. I met with him more than any other world leader – now over 80 hours – 68 of which were in person. Just me and an interpreter and he and his interpreter.”

Biden claimed he was looking over a Tibetan plateau with Xi Jinping when he asked Biden to define America in one word. – “Possibilities” – Biden said.

This never happened.

WATCH:

Meanwhile Xi Jinping’s China spy balloon is making its way across the United States surveilling some of our most sensitive military installations.

Biden earlier Friday refused to answer any questions on the high-altitude spy balloon.

He turned his back on reporters.

Feeble Biden also ignored reporters shouting questions as he shuffled over to Marine One.

WATCH:

Biden completely ignores questions on the Chinese spy balloon floating over the United States pic.twitter.com/EzvOdBpa5b

— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) February 3, 2023

The post Biden Boasts About All the Time He Spent with China’s Xi Jinping – Doesn’t Say a Word About the Chinese Spy Balloon (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

“The FBI Isn’t Hunting Down Public Enemy #1…The FBI’s Become Public Enemy #1” – Chanel Rion on OAN (VIDEO)

GatewayPundit - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:30

Chanel Rion at OAN discussed the FBI and how it has now become such a corrupt organization from the top down.  

TGP reported on January 23, that the former Special Agent in charge of counter-intelligence in the New York field office, Charles McGonigal, was arrested for conspiring with Oleg Deripaska, a sanctioned Russian Oligarch.

Charles McGonigal was hit with a five-count indictment and charged with “violating and conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”) and with conspiring to commit money laundering and money laundering.”

FBI Special Agent Who Investigated Trump-Russia Collusion Arrested for… Conspiring with Russian Oligarch

Chanel Rion on OAN provided a weekly briefing discussing this story.

Rion says:

McGonigal was the FBI’s counterintelligence specialist in New York..McGonigal was neck deep in the Trump-Russia hoax.

This top FBI agent sat in his car when a Russian lackey handed him a paper bag with $80,000 cash in it and he received two more payments soon after that.   And for years the FBI wanted Americans to believe that Trump was the guy taking Kremlin cash.

“McGonigal was the dupe whose arrogance and middle-aged disappointments made him a living portrait of the kind of double agent the Kremlin has long targeted.”

Watch the interview below:

The FBI isn’t hunting down Public Enemy #1 these days…

The FBI’s BECOME Public Enemy #1.

“McGonigal was the dupe whose arrogance and middle aged disappointments made him a living portrait of the kind of double agent the Kremlin has long targeted.”@OANN #WeeklyBriefing pic.twitter.com/TtmqTWvCwl

— Chanel Rion OAN (@ChanelRion) February 1, 2023

The post “The FBI Isn’t Hunting Down Public Enemy #1…The FBI’s Become Public Enemy #1” – Chanel Rion on OAN (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Man Accused of Plowing His Lexus Into SoCal Biking Doctor, Then Stabbing Him to Death Charged with Murder, Held on $1 Million Bail

GatewayPundit - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:15


Accused murderer Vanroy Evan Smith

Vanroy Evan Smith, 39, the man accused of striking a biking doctor with his Lexus and then fatally stabbing the victim has been charged with murder.

Orange County, California – A bicyclist was struck by a driver then fatally stabbed on Pacific Coast Highway and Crown Valley Parkway in Dana Point on Wednesday afternoon in what is believed to be a racially motivated attack.

The Gateway Pundit obtained Ring/surveillance video from a nearby home showing the driver striking the bicyclist.

The video, which TGP decided not to post because it is too gruesome, shows the driver of a white Lexus quickly accelerating, striking the cyclist and sending him flying into the air.

Smith then quickly exited his vehicle and stabbed the victim.

The victim, identified as 58-year-old Michael John Mammone, a Laguna Beach ER doctor, died at the hospital.


Dr. Michael John Mammone

A source told The Gateway Pundit that the attack may have been personal, however law enforcement says there is no known connection between the two men as this time.

According to ABC 7, a neighbor who witnessed the attack heard the suspect uttering racial slurs about “white privilege.”

“ABC7 spoke with a neighbor who declined to be interviewed on camera. She said her family heard what sounded like a “gunshot” before the attack. When they ran outside, she said, they heard the suspect uttering racial slurs about “white privilege.”” the outlet reported.

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer charged Vanroy Evan Smith with one count of felony murder and one felony enhancement of the personal use of a knife.

Vanroy Evan Smith appeared in court in shackles on Friday and pleaded not guilty.

Smith faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life plus one year if convicted on all charges, the DA said.

Smith is currently being held in the Orange County jail on $1 million bond and will appear in court again on February 14.

Long Beach Man Charged with Murder for Hitting Bicyclist, Stabbing Him to Death in Dana Point

There is no known connection between the defendant and the victim.

Full Press Release: https://t.co/XpEtzQPFIW pic.twitter.com/A0K5ef4Ys8

— OCDA Todd Spitzer (@OCDAToddSpitzer) February 3, 2023

Dr. Mammone is survived by his wife, Julie, a nurse in the same hospital, and their two sons, Nick and Jon.

The post Man Accused of Plowing His Lexus Into SoCal Biking Doctor, Then Stabbing Him to Death Charged with Murder, Held on $1 Million Bail appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

BREAKING: Biden Must Have Sanctioned the China Flight Over the US – Per Former RAF and Commercial Pilot

GatewayPundit - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 22:00

A high-altitude balloon floats over Billings, Montana, on Wednesday. A Pentagon spokesman said Thursday that the U.S. was "tracking" the balloon.

The Biden team must have sanctioned China’s balloon flying over the US says a former RAF and commercial airline pilot who flew in and out of the US. 

A former Royal Air Force pilot who flew Harrier jets and then flew hundreds of flights in and out of the US as a commercial pilot shared some breaking information with TGP.

The former RAF pilot shared the following:

At an absolute minimum, an object flying over the United States, a plane or balloon, has to file a flight plan.

In addition, at the absolute minimum, the object (plane or balloon) must have a transponder so that other flying objects know where it is and don’t crash into it.

Because of these two items, the FAA had to know that the China balloon spotted flying over the US was coming.

If the FAA did not know this then it is illegal and as President Trump recommends, it should be removed from US airspace immediately.

The balloon also can legally only fly in certain areas.  It needs to be above the commercial airline space of approximately 50,000 feet.

There are lots of areas or zones in the US where a flying object cannot fly.  Flying is prohibited over these areas.

This chart shows the definition of US airspace. The balloon must have a transponder, registration with NOTAM and filing a flight plan.

China has reportedly admitted that the balloon is theirs and according to a US General, the balloon can be controlled.

Pentagon Spox Says China Spy Balloon Is Maneuverable; Won’t Say Where It Is Now Over US, Tells Concerned Americans They Can Go Look in the Sky

Based on the information above, the former pilot tells us that the Chinese balloon flight must have been sanctioned by the Biden regime.

Biden might have done this if the Chinese have information on Biden or if he is being paid off.

The American people have no idea what is on or in the balloon.

What technology is on the balloon and what is being sent back to China?  How is the data sent?

This is very similar to the Gary Powers spy plane going down over Russia.  It has the same importance.  [Powers flew a U-2 spy plane over Russia that was shot down and as a result a major international incident ensued.]

Our pilot friend says:

Biden must have sanctioned it.

These things don’s just drift in.

Someone must have said it was ok to fly over US airspace.

Someone must have sanctioned it.

 

The post BREAKING: Biden Must Have Sanctioned the China Flight Over the US – Per Former RAF and Commercial Pilot appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

REMINDER: Japanese Used Balloons to Disseminate Chemical and Biological Weapons in World War II

GatewayPundit - Fri, 02/03/2023 - 21:45

A NOAA air current model shows the China spy balloon is expected to traverse the United States heartland through the Midwest and Southern states on Friday before heading out to the Atlantic Ocean passing over the U.S. Navy base at Newport News, Virginia, via Kristinn Taylor.

Joe Biden refused to shoot down the balloon, however Secretary of State Antony Blinken cancelled a planned trip to Beijing in protest.

The NOAA Hysplit Model released this model for its trajectory on Friday afternoon.

Given the sightings of the spy balloon near Kansas City around noon CT, the most likely path it will take this weekend is across the Mississippi Delta and Deep South, reaching the Southeast coast by Sunday evening.

Probably will be drifting across Florida or offshore by Monday. pic.twitter.com/uNtLg7qkMD

— weathertiger.substack.com – WeatherTiger, LLC (@wx_tiger) February 3, 2023

Author and researcher Dr. Andrew Huff tweeted out a reminder on Friday that the Japanese used balloons in World War II to disseminate chemical and biological weapons.

https://t.co/OVmjoD49cd

— Dr. Andrew G. Huff (@AGHuff) February 3, 2023

The Fu-Go balloons were used by Japan in World War II.

Via Wikipedia.

Fu-Go was an incendiary balloon weapon (風船爆弾, fūsen bakudan, lit. “balloon bomb”) deployed by Japan against the United States during World War II. A hydrogen balloon measuring 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter, it carried a payload of two 11-pound (5.0 kg) incendiary devices plus one 33-pound (15 kg) anti-personnel bomb (or alternatively one 26-pound (12 kg) incendiary bomb), and was intended to start large forest fires in the Pacific Northwest.

Between November 1944 and April 1945, the Japanese launched about 9,300 balloons from sites on Honshu, of which about 300 were found or observed in the U.S., with some in Canada and Mexico.[1] The balloons traveled on high-altitude and high-speed currents over the Pacific Ocean, today known as the jet stream, and used a sophisticated ballast system to control altitude on their three-day flight. Despite high hopes for the operation, the bombs were largely ineffective due to damp conditions and malfunctions, causing only minor damage and six deaths (from a single civilian incident in Oregon in May 1945). The Fu-Go balloon bomb was the first weapon to possess intercontinental range, with its flights being the longest-ranged attacks in the history of warfare at the time.

But then again, it’s not like the Chinese would develop a deadly virus and spread it around the world. That would never happen. Right?

The post REMINDER: Japanese Used Balloons to Disseminate Chemical and Biological Weapons in World War II appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

Pages

Subscribe to RoderickE aggregator - News Domestic and International