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AZ Audit Reviewing Thousands of Ballots Where Machines Did Not Detect a Single Vote for President

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 17:00

I predict Arizona will decertify.

Prepare for war.

AZ Audit Reviewing Thousands of Ballots Where Machines Did Not Detect a Single Vote for President, Audit Liaison Says

Ken Bennett, Senate liaison to the Maricopa County, Arizona, election audit, stated on Friday there are more than 33,000 ballots from November’s election where voters made no selection for president, or at least no votes that were detected by the voting machines.

By: Western Journal, June 18, 2021:

“There were over 33,000 undervotes,” Bennett told The Western Journal. “There may be, you know, a certain number of people that didn’t want to vote for [Democrat Joe] Biden or [Republican Donald] Trump or [Libertarian Jo] Jorgensen or anyone else, so they may, in fact, be undervotes.”

“But if someone circled their oval or made a check next to it or did something other than get pixels of blackness inside the oval, almost one percent of the 3.4 million people that voted in Arizona, the machines did not record any vote for president,” he added.

Bennett, who served as Arizona’s secretary of state from 2009 to 2015 after a stint as the state’s senate president, said the hand count of all Maricopa County’s 2.1 million ballots, which was completed this week, included reviewing the undervote ballots.

“If we find some people that circled their oval or made a checkmark next to it, not every one of those is probably going to be for Trump or not every one is going to be for Biden. So will it make a difference in the outcome? Maybe, maybe not.”

According to the Maricopa County recorder’s office, the number of undervotes in November’s election was 8,475 within its jurisdiction.

Maricopa County, which encompasses the Phoenix metropolitan area, makes up over 60 percent of the state’s population, but apparently only accounted for about 25 percent of the over 33,000 undervote ballots.

He noted just how narrow Biden’s win over Trump was in Arizona. Just 0.3 percent, or approximately 10,500 votes.

Maricopa County was the only county in the state to flip from red to blue from 2016 to 2020.

To better illustrate just how close the race was, Bennett offered the example of a shire in medieval England which were originally broken up into communities of approximately 1,000. Many counties in England today still bear the name shire: Yorkshire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, etc.

If Arizona were a shire, and 80 percent of the citizens voted, as happened in November’s contest, that would be 800 people, and the final election result would have been 401 for Biden to 399 for Trump, he said.

Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger Removes 100,000 ‘Outdated’ Voter Files After He Aided, Abetted Massive Election Fraud

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 16:00

Raffensperger aided and abetted the criminal Democrat party in the greatest election theft in human history. Now he is suddenly concerned? Yes, for his own political survival. Vote the greasy snake out.

Georgia secretary of state removes 100,000 ‘outdated’ voter files

By: Washington Examiner, June 18, 2021:

Georgia’s secretary of state is poised to remove more than 100,000 “outdated” names from the state’s voter registration rolls unless those on the list take immediate action.

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger released the full list of people who could be affected by the registration update on Friday.

“Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections,” the Republican said in a statement. “There is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls.”

Some critics, such as Gerald Griggs with the Atlanta NAACP, described the move as a voter purge. Griggs said thousands of voters were improperly removed from the 2019 list. However, state officials noted the removals are required by law and that the maintenance occurs every two years.

Raffensperger’s office also removed 18,486 voter files of dead individuals based on information obtained from Georgia’s Office of Vital Records and the Electronic Registration Information Center.

“These people don’t live in Georgia anymore. Then, you have 18,000 people who passed. So, they are not going to be voting anymore. You need to have accurate voter rolls and proper list maintenance. It also helps your county election directors,” Raffensperger told WSB-TV 2.

The move to update the state’s voter registration listing follows the recently passed Republican-backed voting law meant to secure election integrity and make it more difficult for any cheating to occur. Republicans in the state saw the legislation as necessary to improve voter confidence and to restore security in elections despite former President Donald Trump’s Justice Department claiming that the 2020 election was the most secure in U.S. history.

Raffensperger has received condemnation from members of his own party for stating that President Joe Biden won Georgia in November and for refusing to help Trump overturn the results of the election after he boasted unsubstantiated claims of fraud following his loss.

The secretary of state took a jab at voting rights advocate and 2018 Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams in his statement, saying he “fought to beat” her in a 2019 court case so he could “remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election.”

After Abrams was defeated by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp, she started Fair Fight Action, a voting rights organization, and filed a lawsuit disputing Georgia’s removal of voter files for those who haven’t participated in recent elections.

A federal judge dismissed the voting rights organization’s efforts to block the cancellation of voters who had been inactive for more than eight years in January 2020, though Raffensperger’s office agreed to reinstate 22,000 voter registrations after reports that some names were removed in error.

The Washington Examiner contacted Raffensperger’s office and Fair Fight Action for additional comment but did not immediately receive a response.

‘Defection Could Topple Communist Party’: Chinese Chief Spymaster Rumored To Have ‘Defected to the West Offering Secrets about Covid Origins & Wuhan Lab’

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 15:00

Let’s pray “Biden” doesn’t serve his CCP masters and send him back.

Rumors that China’s top “spy catcher” has defected to the United States and is giving the Biden information about the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the leak of the coronavirus, if proven true, could “even lead to the fall of the Communist Party,” China expert Gordon Chang told Newsmax on Saturday.

“This is so explosive it could lead to a chain of events, which would sever relations between China and the United States,” Chang, the author of “The Coming Collapse of China,” told Newsmax‘s “The Count,” adding Bejing appears to be in a panic over the reports.

The reports claim Chinese official Dong Jingwei, a vice-minister who took over responsibility for the country’s counter-intelligence three years ago, reportedly flew from Hong Kong to the United States in February with his daughter, reports South Asia news service ANI quoting SpyTalk, a newsletter covering U.S. intelligence, defense, and foreign affairs policy.

There has been no official comment from China, but according to SpyTalk, Dong reportedly gave the Biden administration information that caused it to change its stance on the Wuhan laboratory and to reconsider the potential the coronavirus that caused the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic came from the lab, rather than from nature.

If the rumors turn out to be true, Dong’s defection would be the highest level in the history of the People’s Republic of China.

Han Lianchao, a former Chinese ministry official who defected after the 1989 massacre at Tiananmen Square, said the issue of Dong’s defection was brought up during the summit between China and the United States in Anchorage earlier this year.

Han, citing an unnamed source, tweeted China’s Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, and Yang Jiechi, who is in charge of the Communist Party’s foreign affairs, demanded of Secretary of State Antony Blinken that Dong be returned, but he refused.

Toiwnhall reports:

Not only does Dong have detailed information about China’s special weapons systems, the Chinese military’s operation of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and the origins of SARS-CoV-2, and the Chinese government’s assets and sources within the United States; Dong has extremely embarrassing and damaging information about our intelligence community and government officials in the “terabytes of data” he’s provided to the DIA.

[…]

In addition, Dong has provided DIA with the following information:

  • Early pathogenic studies of the virus we now know as SARS-CoV-2
  • Models of predicted COVID-19 spread and damage to the US and the world
  • Financial records detailing which exact organizations and governments funded the research on SARS-CoV-2 and other biological warfare research
  • Names of US citizens who provide intel to China
  • Names of Chinese spies working in the US or attending US universities
  • Financial records showing US businessmen and public officials who’ve received money from the Chinese government
  • Details of meetings US government officials had (perhaps unwittingly) with Chinese spies and members of Russia’s SVR
  • How the Chinese government gained access to a CIA communications system, leading to the death of dozens of Chinese people who were working with the CIA

This goes well beyond COVID and bioweapons. It’s a window into the extensive and entrenched intelligence network China has established here. He knows the spies, who’s getting paid to be a rat, and much more. The alleged studies showing the damage COVID can inflict on the world only bolsters the lab leak theory. That it was intentional to curb China getting rolled in the socioeconomic arena. Trump had them on their heels, and this pandemic gave them breathing room. If China couldn’t win or succeed, then no one can. A totalitarian government that is conducting a high-tech genocide against the Uighur population is bound to do anything to accomplish its nefarious goals. Oh, and the Bidens are in this intelligence dump as well. As Jen noted, “Dong also has provided DIA with copies of the contents of the hard drive on Hunter Biden’s laptop, showing the information the Chinese government has about Hunter’s pornography problem and about his (and Joe’s) business dealings with Chinese entities.”

Chinese spymaster Dong Jingwei rumoured to have ‘defected to the West offering secrets about Covid origins & Wuhan lab’

By: Heny Holloway, Yahoo, June 19, 2021:

Petition To Free The Political Prisoners of January 6, 2021

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 15:00

Ethan Nordean is being held in Federal custody as a political protester for attending the January 6th election fraud protest.

You can find the petition here or click here: US v. NORDEAN

Sign the petition here.

June 13, 2021

The Honorable Timothy J. Kelly
U. S. District Court for The District of Columbia E. Barrett Prettyman U. S. Courthouse
333 Constitution Avenue, N. W.
Washington, DC 20001

IN RE: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA v. NORDEAN Dear Judge Kelly:

We the undersigned, each, individually, and also as a united group of steadfast American Citizens come before you today by way of this Petition to beg your indulgence and ask that you reconsider the decision and set aside the verdict reached regarding the continued and ongoing detainment and confinement of Mr. Ethan Nordean.

Mr. Nordean, as you recall was taken into custody and arrested on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. He, along with thousands of other citizens was exercising his First Amendment Right, afforded to him under The Constitution of The United States of America to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Period. The Protest was a mostly peaceful protest.

Mr. Nordean is a father, a son, a husband, a brother, a Patriot. He is a man who deeply loves his country, and everything it stands for. He is proud to be an American. He enjoys the rights and privileges being an American Citizen afforded to him, by the blood, sweat and tears of the millions of Patriotic Citizens who came before him, and no doubt will come after him.

The American Citizens who attended the Protest on January 6, 2021 were there of their own free will. They were not brain-washed; nor were they forced or coerced to be there. Free will with which we have all been endowed by our Divine Creator.

Should there be any question whether Donald J. Trump, then President of the United States could force anyone to attend this peaceful protest? Could Mr. Ethan Nordean – father, son, husband, probably an UNKNOWN man to many of the thousands of attendees of this peaceful protest force anyone to be there against their will? Or were they there of their own volition? More likely than not, the latter is true.

It would seem that there was a rush to judgment by some Federal Agencies, in their zest and their zeal to apprehend people or persons responsible for the aftermath of the peaceful protest. In their far and over-reaching authority, using information obtained by them, from their sources, or shared between agencies, they quickly rounded up members of groups who had been mentioned in the media as being members of “Far- right Extremist” Groups. The FBI and DOJ, even went so far as to make a pre- emptive strike, taking into custody another man Enrique Tarrio, BEFORE the protest of January 6. Mr. Ethan Nordean has not ever been, NOR is he currently a member of any Far-right OR Extremist group. Even more disturbing, it has come to light, that the Prosecution withheld exculpatory evidence from Mr. Nordean’s Defense Counsel. This is tantamount to prosecutorial misconduct, and should demonstrate, just how far the FBI and DOJ are willing to go to stack the deck in their favor.

Much has been made about the so-called, “Storming of The Capitol”. Although this is the most recent example, it is certainly not the first time that something like this has happened. At least ten other times during the history of our country between the years 1814 – when on August 24, 1814 invading British Troops marched into Washington, DC and set the U. S. Capitol ablaze. They also set fire to the Presidents’ Mansion and other U. S. Landmarks leaving the Capital city in ruins – to 1970 when The Weather Underground planted a series of explosives around Washington, DC. On March 1, 1954 four (4) Puerto Rican separatists entered the House Floor during an upcoming vote. The Puerto Rican Nationalists, armed with handguns, shot indiscriminately into The House, wounding five Congressmen. November 7, 1983 there was a bombing outside of the Chamber of the U. S. Senate causing $250,000 in damages. After the 9/11 attacks in 2001, deadly bacteria Anthrax was found on Capitol Hill, including in the office of Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle. Senator Patrick Leahy was also sent Anthrax spores.

And who could EVER forget, the true insurrection, which occurred on October 4, 2018. Taking place during the Confirmation Hearing of Brett Kavanaugh. Senator Diane Feinstein invited Alyssa Milano – to be her “guest”. Anti-Kavanaugh protesters took over the Hart Senate Office Building Atrium on Capitol Hill, Senators were under assault; Jeff Flake was quite literally held hostage by rage-filled, screaming women in an elevator, we had Handmaids in full regalia, and who can even remember how many times the proceedings were interrupted by screaming and unruly protesters, right in the Judicial Chambers. MORE than 300 persons were taken into custody.

While this is the most recent time the U. S. Capitol has weathered political upheaval, it most certainly IS NOT the only time. NOR was it, as many believe, the most violent. In actuality only ONE PERSON WAS “KILLED”. An unarmed, female veteran, who was shot by a U. S. Capitol Police Officer.

You cited some reasons for your decision as, Destruction of Federal Property, Facilitation of Political Violence, and you determined that, “No conditions or combination of conditions outside prison would reasonably assure the safety of any other person or the community.” As noted previously, Mr. Nordean possesses a great respect for this country. He is a Patriot in the truest sense of the word. Without direct, irrefutable, first-hand knowledge, there can be NO ASSUMPTION MADE by anyone that Mr. Nordean participated in the “Destruction of Federal Property.” This is aberrant to his nature, it is an affront to his beliefs and it is an attack on his character

Rest assured, Mr. Nordean poses no threat to anyone, any institution, any rule of law, any thought, any feeling or any social construct which any person or individual may hold near and dear to their existence.

Your Honor, with all due respect, time is of the essence regarding this matter. It has been reported by at least two verifiable sources that Mr. Nordean, as well as a number of others taken into custody on January 6, 2021, has been mistreated and abused by the guards.

For your reference, I provide: Exhibit “A”

An article published by, “Insider”, April 10, 2021.

~ “A Proud Boys leader is arguing he shouldn’t be sent back to jail, since other accused Capitol rioters are being beaten and threatened by guards.

An alleged Capitol rioter who is out on bail does not want to go back to jail, court documents show.

His attorneys argued that other defendants charged in the Capitol riots have been abused by guards.

Nordean, a Proud Boys leader, was released from jail in March.

Lawyers for a self-proclaimed “Sergeant of Arms” of the far-right Proud Boys asked a federal judge to keep his client out of jail, in part because other accused Capitol rioters have alleged abuse and mistreatment behind bars.

In a court filing on April 8, which was first reported by Law and Crime, lawyers for 30-year-old Ethan Nordean cited a recent Politico article, (3) describing alleged violence other Capitol siege defendants have experienced from guards.

According to the article, one defendant told a judge that another defendant “was severely beaten by correctional officers, [is now] blind in one eye, has a skull fracture and detached retina.” The defendant reportedly added that many other of the accused Capitol rioters have experienced violence, threats, and verbal harassment from the guards — including one episode where a guard said, “I hate all white people and your honky religion.”

A judge released Nordean — who is also known as Rufio Panman — on bail in March, according to court documents. He is charged with a slew of offenses related to the January 6 insurrection, including conspiracy, obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder, destruction of government property, and disorderly conduct. Nordean has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is awaiting trial.

Nordean’s lawyers also said in the filing that they have personally learned of another Capitol riot defendant who was neglected, humiliated, and threatened by the guards at a DC facility.

According to the documents, the unidentified defendant said guards would flash lights in his eyes at night and prevent him from sleeping, and that he was placed in a cell with a broken toilet and given baby wipes instead of a shower.

“Guards would snap photographs of the defendant with their phones without his consent, which they appeared to be sharing with other parties through their phones,” Nordean’s lawyers wrote.

Prosecutors have sought to put Nordean behind bars, pending his trial, and previously argued that he was a flight risk.

According to court documents, Proud Boys organization members planned for the Capitol breach months in advance. As Insider previously reported, Nordean was the “ultimate leadership of the Proud Boys’ activities on January 6, 2021.” (1)

Exhibit “B”
An article published by, “Law & Crime”, April 9, 2021

~ “‘Proud Boy’ Ethan Nordean Says He Should Stay Out of Jail Because Guards Are Beating Capitol Siege Defendants.

Ethan Nordean, the Seattle-area Proud Boys member also known as Rufio Panman to audiences on InfoWars with Alex Jones, is joining a chorus of complaints about defendants’ treatment behind bars as they await further proceedings on charges connected to the breach of the U.S. Capitol Complex on Jan. 6. Nordean, who is free on bond, says the alleged mistreatment of other inmates should be taken into account by a federal judge. Prosecutors are asking that judge to send Nordean back to jail as he awaits trial.

A three-page court filing by Nordean’s lawyers directly references a Politico report which claims guards at Washington, D.C.’s Correctional Treatment Facility have targeted capitol breach defendants with alleged physical and verbal abuse. The accusations came to light when one Capitol siege defendant, Ronald Sandlin, told a judge this week that his fellow Jan. 6th defendants “are scared for their lives” behind bars.

Sandlin said Jan. 6 defendant Ryan Samsel “was severely beaten by correctional officers” and is now “blind in one eye, has a skull fracture, and detached retina.” He also alleged that racial tension existed between minority guards and the various white defendants, some of whom are alleged or admitted white supremacists. Samsel’s attorney subsequently threatened litigation against the jail facility, the Politico report said.

Nordean’s attorneys piled on to the accusations in a April 8 court filing:

Undersigned counsel can add that these reports are consistent with what they have personally learned in connection with another Capitol protester defendant, who is not even included in the above reporting. This defendant advised counsel that, during his pretrial detention at the D.C. facility, guards would flash lights in his eyes at night so that he could not sleep; that when he was held in solitary confinement for the duration of his stay, he was not given a shower and placed in a cell with a broken toilet; that when he asked for a shower, was handed baby wipes; that he was verbally threatened by guards on multiple occasions; and that guards would snap photographs of the defendant with their phones without his consent, which they appeared to be sharing with other parties through their phones.

It is unclear whether Nordean directly suffered any alleged harms while he was detained pending trial, but he is using the accusations in a legal strategy aimed at remaining free on bond. His argument, put simply, is that he fears being targeted because of his ties to an alleged white supremacist group if he is forced to return to jail. Federal prosecutors have consistently asked that Nordean be locked up; however, but for a brief emergency detention order, judges have thus far refused to acquiesce to those demands.

Federal prosecutors filed charges against Norden on Feb. 2, and he was arrested on Feb. 3. Though a magistrate judge in Washington State ordered Nordean to be released from custody, a federal judge in Washington, D.C., ordered him detained and transported back to the capital to face trial on Feb. 8. Nordean’s attorneys continued to argue that he should be released from jail because, in their view, the charges against him were not supported by probable cause, the charges he faced did not constitute “crimes of violence,” and Nordean’s conduct wasn’t serious enough to warrant the degree and level of charges he faced.

“Nordean, 30, has no criminal history,” his defense attorneys argued on Feb. 23. “He has been gainfully employed in the Seattle area since his graduation from high school, where he has long and strong ties. The government’s argument here is merely that Nordean belongs to the Proud Boys group and should therefore be detained.”

Prosecutors countered that Nordean was a flight risk and that he needed to remain locked up to ensure the safety of the community.

Judge Beryl A. Howell on March 3rd agreed that Nordean could be released on a personal recognizance bond and ordered him to remain on home detention pending trial. He agreed to GPS monitoring, and the court docket makes reference to a “High Intensity Supervision Program.”

Indictments against Nordean were handed up on March 3rd and on March 10th. Prosecutors again moved to lock him up pending trial on March 20th. A judge said on March 23rd he could remain out on bond. A flurry of arguments from prosecutors and from Nordean’s defense attorneys continued to jockey the issue in the ensuing days and weeks.

A judge took the arguments “under advisement” on April 6th but allowed Nordean to remain out on bond.

His attorneys complained about his treatment behind bars to bolster their record should the judge ultimately issue a ruling on whether he should remain free pending trial or should be remanded into custody.

Nordean currently is charged with conspiracy; obstruction of an official proceeding and aiding and abetting; obstruction of law enforcement during civil disorder and aiding and abetting; destruction of government property and aiding and abetting; entering and remaining in a restricted building or grounds; and disorderly conduct in a restricted building or grounds.” (2)

Exhibit “C”

A “Politico” Article published on April 6, 2021.

~ “Capitol riot defendant alleges beating by jail guards

A man accused in the Jan. 6 unrest was left partially blind and moved to another facility, lawyers say.

Tensions are running high between guards and inmates at a D.C. jail housing many of the defendants in Jan. 6 cases, with at least one of those prisoners alleging that he was brutally beaten by correctional officers.

For weeks, Capitol riot defendants being held in Washington have complained that they are locked in their cells with virtually no human contact for 23 hours a day. But a startling, graphic account offered publicly in court on Tuesday by one such inmate, Ronald Sandlin, went further: alleging that guards have subjected those charged in the Jan. 6 events to violence, threats and verbal harassment.

“Myself and others involved in the Jan. 6 incident are scared for their lives, not from each other but from correctional officers,” Sandlin said during a bail hearing conducted by video before U.S. District Court Judge Dabney Friedrich. “I don’t understand how this is remotely acceptable,” he added, saying he was being subjected to “mental torture.”

In an unusual direct plea to the judge, Sandlin said another Capitol riot defendant, Ryan Samsel, “was severely beaten by correctional officers, [is now] blind in one eye, has a skull fracture and detached retina.”

Sandlin also described racial tension between minority guards and the largely white defendants, some of whom have been publicly accused of membership in or association with white supremacist groups.

Sandlin said guards tackled “to the ground” one high-profile prisoner, Richard Barnett, 60, who was photographed with his boot up on a desk in Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office. Sandlin said one of the guards declared, “I hate all white people and your honky religion.”

The three defendants raising alarms are charged with a wide range of crimes related to the Capitol breach. Sandlin, who posted images of himself smoking a joint in the Capitol Rotunda, is accused of tussling with multiple U.S. Capitol Police officers guarding the Senate chamber and trying to rip the helmet off of one of them. Samsel, who is currently on parole in Pennsylvania and is wanted for an unrelated alleged assault in New Jersey, is charged with toppling barricades on top of police officers, telling one, “We don’t have to hurt you, why are you standing in our way?”

Barnett is charged with entering the Capitol armed with a stun gun, entering Pelosi’s office and putting his feet on the furniture, as well as stealing a piece of mail from her office.

Defense attorneys for Samsel and Barnett confirmed the episodes described in court by Sandlin, which they said they learned about from their clients, clients’ family members and other attorneys.

“There is a pattern of abuse and of targeting of the defendants who are being held pursuant to what happened on Jan. 6,” said Joseph McBride of New York, a defense lawyer for Barnett. “It is targeted. It is ruthless. It is nonstop.”

Steven Metcalf, a lawyer for Samsel, said that after his client complained last month about slow delivery of toilet paper, he was zip-tied, moved to a cell outside the view of surveillance cameras and brutally beaten by guards.

“I have seen Ryan. He has two black eyes to this day, two weeks later. All the skin is ripped off both wrists, which shows the zip ties and how tight they were,” said Metcalf, also from New York. “Other inmates said his face looked like a tomato that was stomped on.”

“We intend on filing a lawsuit against the two specific guards and the facility responsible for this scenario because Ryan Samsel did not deserve to get targeted and treated like this,” Metcalf added.

Another attorney for Samsel, Elisabeth Pasqualini, said that her client was moved to another “undisclosed” location earlier on Tuesday and that the episode in which he was injured last month was under investigation by the FBI.

A spokesperson for the jail system said the matter was under federal investigation.

“The Department of Corrections takes the safety and well-being of all residents, staff, and contractors extremely seriously,“ Keena Blackmon, a spokesperson for the D.C. Department of Corrections, said in an email statement. “We are aware of the allegation made by an inmate and it is under investigation by the Department of Justice.“

An FBI spokesperson would not say what the agency is doing about Samsel’s allegations, but said agents had been advised about them.

“The FBI is aware of the allegations; however, as a matter of policy, we can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation,” the spokesperson said by email on Tuesday evening.

Nearly all the Jan. 6 defendants who have reached Washington and remain in custody are being held at the Correctional Treatment Facility, a complex in southeast D.C. typically used for prisoners with health needs or who require isolation from the

general jail population. About 40 Capitol riot defendants are currently at the CTF, defense lawyers said.

A D.C. jail spokesperson and an attorney who represents the D.C. government on such issues did not immediately respond to requests for comment on the allegations. Jail officials have previously informed the court that the Jan. 6 defendants have all been held in “restrictive housing” in order to protect them from potential altercations with other inmates.

“For their own safety and security, all of the detainees who are being held at the Jail in connection with the events that occurred on January 6, 2021 at the Capitol Building have been placed in restrictive housing,” Deputy Warden Michelle Jones said in a declaration submitted last month to Judge Royce Lamberth, who is presiding over a separate case related to Jan. 6.

One veteran D.C. defense attorney said many Capitol rioters were new to the District’s jail system and might believe they’re being specifically targeted when they’re simply unfamiliar with being in jail at all — particularly in the harsh conditions of 23-hour-a-day isolation.

During the hearing on Tuesday, Friedrich made no direct response to Sandlin’s complaints about the jail, but she set a further hearing for Thursday on his possible release from custody.

Pasqualini said she recognized that many people might have little sympathy for those accused of storming the Capitol, but that people who haven’t been convicted of any crime shouldn’t face such harsh conditions or abuse.

“For anyone inclined to think as a charged ‘Capitol Rioter,’ Mr. Samsel got what he deserved, I say get down from your mountain top, the hypocrisy in that air is distorting your vision,” she said in a statement. “Either we live in a democracy that believes in due process and equal justice before the law or we do not.”

At another hearing on Tuesday, the chief judge of the court handling the Jan. 6 cases openly bristled at a recent appeals court ruling that made it harder to hold those defendants in jail pending trial.

Chief Judge Beryl Howell said the March 26 decision from the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals was inscrutable, and she repeatedly expressed disappointment that prosecutors did not appeal it further, but quickly agreed to release the two Jan. 6 defendants who brought the appeal, Eric Munchel and Lisa Eisenhart.

“The government just folded,” Howell declared. She complained that District Court judges were “being put through the paces” by prosecutors and urged the rank-and-file prosecutor at her hearing to take the complaint to John Crabb, a top official in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Washington.

The appeals court decision emphasized that the events of Jan. 6 occurred in an almost unique context and that predictions about the future actions of riot suspects needed to be assessed through that prism.

However, Howell called aspects of the D.C. Circuit ruling “irreconcilable” and suggested that in the wake of the ruling, only those who were videotaped engaging in hand-to-hand combat with police on Jan. 6 were likely to be held as they await trial.

“The Circuit’s view is, gosh, take a taser, take some zip ties, walk around the Senate chamber — not a sign of future dangerousness,” Howell said.

Similar issues were aired on Tuesday in one of the government’s highest-profile Jan. 6 cases, the prosecution of four Proud Boys leaders. The D.C. federal judge assigned to that case appeared skeptical about prosecutors’ efforts to detain defendants Ethan Nordean and Joseph Biggs ahead of trial.

Though prosecutors have described the pair as uniquely dangerous, able to assemble a violent mass of Proud Boys to do their bidding at a moment’s notice, U.S. District

Court Judge Timothy Kelly said that so far there appeared to be little evidence that either of the men committed or encouraged violence on Jan. 6 itself.

“The evidence of violence on that day is pretty muted,” Kelly said of Biggs and Nordean.

“I’m not saying that at a future hypothetical trial, the government’s not going to be able to stitch together all of this and lay a lot of what happened that day … at their feet,” Kelly continued. “Maybe you will. But in terms of weighing the question of dangerousness and detention … when we get down to the day in question, there isn’t anything that is very clearly an invocation of violence. It does say something about the strength of the case at this moment.”

Kelly issued no immediate ruling. The two men will remain under home confinement until another hearing the judge set for Friday.” (3)

Therefore, we the undersigned, fervently and respectfully request Your Honor, to revisit and reconsider your decision to revoke Mr. Nordean’s Pre-trial release.

We thank you for your time and consideration in this most important matter.

* Footnotes

  1. (1)  Insider 4/10/2021, Taylor Ardrey and Michelle Mark
  2. (2)  Law & Crime 4/9/2021, Aaron Keller
  3. (3)  Politico 4/6/2021, Josh Gerstein and Kyle Cheney

Hanson: A Chinese Lab Virus? So Now What?

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 14:00

Stolen election? Now what?

A Chinese Lab Virus? So Now What?

In some way, many Americans are naïvely hopeful that COVID-19 was a one-off, ill-thought-out, gain-of-function laboratory accident. But what if it wasn’t quite so simple ?

By Victor Davis Hanson, June 16, 2021:

For over a year, the American establishment and media borg have ostracized anyone who dared to connect the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic with the Chinese military-sponsored, level-4 biosafety Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Then, suddenly and without apologies for their past demagoguery, “journalists” and “experts” concede that the nearby Wuhan lab may well be the most likely genesis.

Why the abrupt change?

Donald Trump is no longer president.

There is now no need for progressives to declare everything Trump once asserted as truth a lie. And that paradox includes Trump’s spring 2020 insistence that the lab, not a wet market of sliced-up bats, was the source of the outbreak.

The recent release of Anthony Fauci’s emails, along with the new information about Dr. Peter Daszak’s gain-of-function research, make it indisputable that both were knowingly channeling U.S. taxpayer dollars to the Chinese for coronavirus research in Wuhan.

So now what?

We are left with a number of lose-lose scenarios about China’s failed efforts to lie about the origins of COVID-19.

One, will China continually deny what is appearing to be undeniable? Perhaps, if we remember it is a country with a Communist Party hierarchy that once killed 60 million under Mao, and whose present apparat has put over 1 million Muslim Uyghurs into camps.

A stonewalling Beijing likely will conclude that the risk of appearing guilty for causing one of the greatest “natural” global disasters in a century is not nearly as destructive to its interests as admitting it.

Will China then wait us out, in O.J. Simpson fashion, denying the obvious facts—until wearied Americans move onto another of their media frenzies?

Or, two, could China confess that its SARS-CoV-2 virus was birthed in the Wuhan lab, but claim its appearance was a “joint” effort with the United States? They would then point to Fauci himself, who approved funds for Wuhan coronavirus enhancement to be channeled by Daszak. The Chinese would further insist their combined efforts were aimed at finding a “cure” for coronavirus epidemics. And thus Beijing should not be blamed—or at least not solely blamed.

Beijing could retort that it, too, was misled by its own sloppy researchers. Or the communist government might even preposterously answer that its prior code of silence was meant to shield the role of U.S. funders of the pandemic disaster.

Americans then would end up wondering to what degree our own doctors and institutions, at the highest levels of the U.S. government and of global medical establishment, not only lied to us throughout the crisis, but, in some bizzarro way, may have shared responsibility for the engineering of the Satanic virus itself.

Or three, Chinese officials could privately wink and nod to our intelligence and military communities that their researchers were, in fact, pursuing “legitimate” viral gain-of-function research until a terrible Chernobyl-like accident took place. Such things have also happened, they might unofficially remind our officials, at Bhopal, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima. In back channels Beijing then would regret the resulting global economic catastrophe, the millions dead, the even more millions sickened, the billions of lives harmed by the lockdown, and the apparent 2020-21 American political, economic, social and cultural meltdown.

China additionally would lament its “mistaken” lack of transparency and the “confusion” that accounted for misleading the world. And yet China would still smile, and sort of promise off the record that such an unforeseen disaster would never, ever—or at least almost never—happen again.

Four, we tend to block out the unthinkable. Nonetheless, in a few weeks more information from within China could leak out that the virus was a joint weaponized creation of civilian virologists and the Chinese military. How the virus escaped would not be clear, but millions the world over would suspect the worst of any involvement of the Chinese military.

In all these scenarios, we are left with the suspicion that an embryonic engineered virus was mysteriously released that did more damage to the Western world than any weapon deliberately employed since World War II. And we will become terrified that, in theory, it could happen again. More importantly, we still have no idea what to do: whether to act in a punitive or deterrent fashion, or both or neither.

Washington strategists are no doubt gaming all these rumors and unthinkables.

In some way, many Americans are naïvely hopeful that COVID-19 was a one-off, ill-thought-out, gain-of-function laboratory accident.

But some are most terrified that it was a proto-bioweapon that, regardless of whether it was accidentally released at some point, became a “never let a crisis go to waste” moment—an attitude that not only explained Chinese lying, but also the entire terrible year of 2020, and the near destruction of American society itself.

Are Young Palestinians Really Suffering From Israeli Discrimination?

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 13:00

Former CIA director John Brennan’s recent remarks about Israel and of Jews have been criticized by Ira Stoll here.

He writes, “the United States needs to tell Israeli leaders to cease provocative settlement construction and … oppressive security practices.”

Settlements are not “provocative” unless you are a Palestinian or, like Brennan, rooting for them and indifferent to the rights of Jews in their ancestral homeland. The Mandate for Palestine states clearly — in Article 6 — that Jewish immigration is to be “facilitated” and “close Jewish settlement on the land” is to be encouraged. What land? The land assigned to the Mandate for Palestine, that was intended to become the Jewish National Home and then, finally, the Jewish state. That land extends from the Golan in the north to the Red Sea in the south, and from the Jordan River in the east to the Mediterranean in the west. All of Judea and Samaria – what the Jordanians renamed the “West Bank” in 1950, to try to efface the Jewish connection to the land – was meant to be included in that future Jewish state. I have the distinct impression that John Brennan, who was Deputy Director and then Director of the CIA under Obama, has never read, much less understood, the Mandate for Palestine. And I wonder if he has studied UN Resolution 242, with the helpful gloss on it by its eloquent author, Lord Caradon – the resolution which provides Israel with another, independent claim to those parts of the “West Bank” that Israel will need to retain if it is to have, in the key phrase of Resolution 242, “secure [i.e. defensible] and recognized borders.”

Brennan mentions that these young Palestinians grow up suffering “discrimination.” What does he have in mind? There is not a single Israeli in Gaza, so Israeli “discrimination” against Palestinians in Gaza is not possible. In the West Bank, 90% of the Arabs live in Areas A and B. In Area A, the PA has complete control of daily life. In Area B, the PA has complete control of all aspects of the Arab inhabitants lives except for security. It is only in Area C, where Israelis retain control, that fewer than 10% of the West Bank Arabs live. What kind of “discrimination” does Brennan think they must endure in Area C? Are they denied schooling, medical care, the right to practice their (Muslim) religion, the right to employment? No. They can’t vote in Israeli elections, granted – but why should they? They are not Israeli citizens.

Could Brennan possibly think that Israeli Arabs suffer discrimination? They have full equality with Israeli Jews, the same civil, religious, and political rights. Israeli Arabs sit in the Knesset, serve on the Supreme Court, go abroad as diplomats. The chairman of Israel’s largest bank, Bank Leumi, is an Arab. Jews and Arabs in Israel study in universities together; they work in the same factories and offices; they ride on the same busses and trains and planes; they are treated in the same hospitals. There is only one thing in which they differ: Israeli Arabs, unlike Israeli Jews, need not serve in the military, though they may do so if they so desire.

The response to Brennan’s vaporings came fast – and they were furious:

The lesson of 2000 years of persecution of the Jewish people is that Israel should live up to John Brennan’s moral standards. The level of stupidity and arrogance here is unbelievable,” wrote David Bernstein, a law professor at George Mason University.

“John Brennan shares his thoughts about Jews’ has become a full-blown genre,” commented the national security adviser to Senator Ted Cruz, Omri Ceren.

Noah Pollak, executive director of the Alliance Initiative, commented sarcastically, “On behalf of The Jews let me sincerely apologize for letting you down. Indeed we haven’t been living up to your ideals of giving land & power to terrorists trying to kill us. We should be more generous. We hope to earn your praise soon by dropping our objections to Hamas.”

Sara Yael Hirschhorn was succinct: “Two words: HAMAS rockets.”…

Ira Stoll continues:

It’s hard to top what’s been said, but let me venture a longer-than-tweet-length explanation of my own take on precisely why Brennan’s tweet was such a clunker. First, one of the whole [sic] founding ideas of Zionism was that of the “new Jew” — not “scarred,” but muscular, tanned, and strong. Second, the idea that the experience of suffering translates into morality is a classically Christian idea; think of Jesus on the cross. Jews would prefer not to suffer. After we have, we prefer not to be lectured by non-Jews about how we’ve failed to properly learn our lessons. And the symmetry of Jewish victimhood and Palestinian victimhood that Brennan draws is actually asymmetrical, as the scales are vastly different. Contrary to Brennan’s suggestion, Jews are still victims in various contexts.

It’s flabbergasting that this was the man who for four years headed the CIA. Or perhaps not, since at that time, the president was Barack Obama. Their views on Israel (thumbs down) are remarkably similar. They were –  don’t you agree? — made for each other.

“Palestinianism” (Islamic Terror) is Fuelling Both Antisemitism and Islamisation in the West

Sun, 06/20/2021 - 12:00

Cartoon depicting Jews as rats gnawing at foundations of al Aqsa mosque; from Fatah’s Information, Culture, and Ideology Commission website, 2014. In Palestinian Media Watch archive
We, the screamers.

THERE is a dream which keeps coming back to me at almost regular intervals; it is dark, and I am being murdered in some kind of thicket or brushwood; there is a busy road at no more than ten yards distance; I scream for help but nobody hears me, the crowd walks past laughing and chatting.

I know that a great many people share, with individual variations, the same type of dream. I have quarreled about it with analysts and I believe it to be an archetype in the Jungian sense; an expression of the individual’s ultimate loneliness when faced with death and cosmic violence, and his inability to communicate the unique horror of his experience. I further believe that it is the root of the ineffectiveness of our atrocity propaganda.

For, after all, you are the crowd who walk past laughing on the road; and there are a few of us, escaped victims or eyewitnesses of the things which happen in the thicket and who, haunted by our memories, go on screaming on the wireless, yelling at you in newspapers and in public meetings, theatres and cinemas. Now and then we succeed in reaching your ear for a minute. I know it each time it happens by a certain dumb wonder on your faces, a faint glassy stare entering your eye; and I tell myself: Now you have got them, now hold them, bold them, so that they will remain awake; but it only lasts a minute. You shake yourself like puppies who have got their fur wet; then the transparent screen descends again and you walk on, protected by the dream-barrier which stifles all sound.

WE, the screamers, have been at it now for about ten years. We started on the night when the epileptic Van der Lubbe set fire to the German Parliament; we said that if you don’t quench those flames at once, they will spread all over the world; you thought we were maniacs. At present we have the mania of trying to tell you about the killing, by hot steam, mass-electrocution and live burial of the total Jewish population of Europe. So far three million have died. It is the greatest mass-killing in recorded history; and it goes on daily, hourly, as regularly as the ticking of your watch…….. read the rest.”

The posthumous Nazi front against the Jews

Palestinianism is fuelling both antisemitism and Islamisation in the west

By: Melanie Phillips. June 18, 2021:

The Palestinian war against Israel is no longer something that the west can regard as a quarrel in a far-away country between people of whom they know nothing.

At a recent congressional hearing in America, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has a long history of antisemitic and anti-Israel remarks, equated the United States and Israel with Hamas and the Taliban in committing “crimes against humanity.” When 12 Jewish Democrats accused her of bigotry, she and her allies accused them of racism and Islamophobia.

Any criticism of Muslims elicits such taunts from so-called progressives, many if not most of whom also regard Israel with distaste or worse.

Emboldened by such impunity, the lies and incitement continue. This week, Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) slandered Israel by saying it “doesn’t value Palestinian lives” and accusing it falsely of “a decades-long ethnic-cleansing project.”

Meanwhile, as a direct result of such demonisation of Israel and its associated Jew-baiting, attacks on American Jews are at record levels — and the Democratic Party is fast losing its moral and political moorings as it allows itself to be dragged behind the narrative of Palestinian lies.

The way in which Palestinianism is driving antisemitism and Islamisation is on even more shocking display in Britain, where attacks on Jews are running at even higher levels.

Such attacks are disproportionately committed by Muslims. These are also disproportionately represented at pro-Palestinian marches where they scream for the destruction of Israel and chant in Arabic “Khaybar ya yahud” — a threatening reference to Mohammed’s slaughter of the Jews of Khaybar in the seventh century.

Antisemitism and Palestinianism feed each other. Britain’s Jewish Chronicle has obtained a recorded tape of remarks made by members of a convoy travelling from Bradford to London for a pro-Palestinian demonstration last weekend. At this rally, where speakers made repeated claims that Hamas was a legitimate resistance force, there were placards calling Israel a “Nazi state” and which asked: “What is antisemitic in saying that all Jews support violence and imperialism?”

On the tape, Muslim activists referred to Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, as “a bigger Satan” than Benjamin Netanyahu, claimed that the United Nations was being manipulated by a shady network in favour of Israel and called these Israel supporters dajjals, or mythological demons. A month previously, a convoy flying Palestinian flags drove through Jewish areas of London with activists shouting “f*** the Jews, rape their daughters” out of car windows.

Yet a number of Labour Party politicians are helping fuel this venomous hysteria and incitement. During a debate on “Israel-Palestine” on Monday, Labour MPs called for a boycott of Israel.

Addressing Bennett, Bradford MP Naz Shah, who has a history of anti-Jewish remarks, described Israel’s understanding of the right to self-defence as “perverted” and said if any more “Palestinian blood” was “unjustly spilled” she would push for Israel to be tried for war crimes in the International Criminal Court.

Labour MPs regularly take part in demonstrations where marchers chant for the destruction of Israel and the killing of Jews. At one such rally in Bradford earlier this month that featured an appearance by Shah, activists chanted in Arabic: “God, make us part of the mujahideen in Palestine” and “God, lift the curse of the Jews off the Muslims in Palestine”.

Not only is Palestinianism fuelling anti-Jewish hysteria and attacks, but it is also increasingly cowing the British into acceding to its dictates which fly in the face of fairness, decency and reason.

Following last month’s violence in Israel and Gaza, pupils at a high school in Manchester raised money for charities aiding Palestinians. But there was uproar when it was revealed that the funds were to go to the Red Cross, which aids Israeli and Palestinian victims of violence alike.

One parent said: “Imagine funding terrorists who kill babies, children and elderly innocent people. The IDF exactly do that.” Another parent, named Tom Price, said: “A nuclear superpower that subjugates and murders an indigenous people and gets away with breaking international law on a daily basis has no need for the money.”

Yet the head teacher “unreservedly” apologised for having inadvertently “caused offence to some members of the wider community” — grotesquely, just for supporting aid to Israelis alongside Palestinians — and thanked “leaders of our local mosques, our governors and the wider community who offered support and counsel”.

Even more eye-opening is how the Palestinian cause has become a major issue in the imminent parliamentary by-election in the Yorkshire seat of Batley and Spen.

This is because of the constituency’s significant proportion of Muslim voters, who have been galvanised by the demagogic George Galloway—a virulent pro-Palestinian extremist, who was expelled from the Labour Party almost two decades ago and who is standing for election on an anti-Zionist platform that whips up hostility to Israel and hysteria over “Islamophobia.”

So extraordinarily, a foreign issue in which Britain is not involved is insinuating itself into the centre of British politics and culture, corrupting both with its agenda of obsessional bigotry against Israel and the Jewish people.

In driving the spike in antisemitism, Palestinianism is opening up a posthumous Nazi front against the Jews.

If this sounds outlandish and monstrous, it is. But the evidence suggests that it is nevertheless an all-too realistic description of what is now taking place.

When Hitler was defeated, the war against the Jewish people seemed to be over. But it wasn’t. Western antisemitism merely went underground, waiting to be released again as the natural order of things.

And in one part of the world, the war against the Jews was about to enter a new phase. Under the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, the Arabs of British Mandatory Palestine had become Hitler’s legion in the Middle East. Fusing Nazism and Islamic fundamentalism, al-Husseini incited the Palestinian Arab masses to murderous pogroms with the lie that the Jews were about to destroy the Al-Aqsa mosque.

Exactly the same rhetoric emanates today from the Palestinian Authority and incited the recent terror upsurge by Palestinians and Israeli Arabs. The PA, led by the Holocaust-denier Mahmoud Abbas who on his own account hero-worships al-Husseini, pumps out Nazi-themed antisemitism week in, week out, brain-washing its people into murderous hatred against the Jews.

Furthermore, both the Palestinian cause and Palestinian “identity” itself are based on the attempted theft and appropriation of the historic homeland and history of the Jews— the indigenous people of the land of Israel.

So it’s not just that the demonisation and delegitimisation of Israel are fundamentally anti-Jew. What’s not properly understood is that Palestinianism is antisemitism.

Western liberals who support the Palestinian cause are supporting a profoundly anti-Jewish agenda, not only to steal the land of the Jewish people but to wipe out their history and thus their identity.

Far more ominously, this is also the passionately held default narrative for millions of Muslims who have settled in Britain and other western countries.

As they become more assimilated, and their children enter the professions and political life — in itself a welcome development in terms of social acceptance — they are unfortunately seeding this poisonous narrative throughout British society.

A lethal obsession once confined to the far left is now gaining enormous cultural traction through the number of British Muslims developing public influence (with the sterling exception of those few British Muslims who take a brave and principled public stand against Jew-hatred). But anyone who dares point this out is denounced as a racist and Islamophobe.

This strategy of cultural manipulation and intimidation threatens to push British politicians into hostility towards Israel. It is actively imperilling the security of British Jews. And it is undermining the integrity and values of Britain itself, as its cultural leaders increasingly kow-tow to its dictates through ignorance, ideology or fear. And America is going in the same direction.

Palestinianism is no longer just about the Middle East. It’s now providing cultural rocket boosters behind both antisemitism and Islamisation in the west.

Jewish News Syndicate

Brutal Mass-Murdering Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Wins Presidential Vote

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 22:00

Whom were you expecting – Albert Schweitzer?

It is beyond imagination that the Biden Administration would negotiate a nuke deal (and the elimination of sanctions) with this brutal and murderous regime. Watch the short video on Ebrahim Raisi below. Raisi is going to be a nightmare for the Middle East. Worse than Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Iran Poised To Elect Mass Murderer

AUDIO: Presidential frontrunner Ebrahim Raisi plotted mass killing of regime opponents 

As Iran accelerates its military nuclear program, today it is poised to elect its most notorious president to date, designated by the U.S. for his direct role in mass executionspic.twitter.com/obfziRxgo5

— Yiftah Curiel (@yiftahc) June 18, 2021

Iranian Hard-Liner Ebrahim Raisi Wins Presidential Vote

By New York Times, June 19, 2021

TEHRAN — Iran’s ultraconservative judiciary chief, Ebrahim Raisi, has been elected president after a vote that many Iranians skipped, seeing it as rigged in his favor.

The Interior Ministry announced the final results on Saturday, saying Mr. Raisi had won with nearly 18 million of 28.9 million ballots cast in the voting a day earlier. Turnout was 48.8 percent — a significant decline from the last presidential election, in 2017.

Two rival candidates had conceded hours earlier, and President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Mr. Raisi on his victory, the semiofficial Mehr news agency reported.

Huge swaths of moderate and liberal-leaning Iranians sat out the election, saying that the campaign had been engineered to put Mr. Raisi in office or that voting would make little difference. He had been expected to win handily despite late attempts by the more moderate reformist camp to consolidate support behind their main candidate — Abdolnasser Hemmati, a former central bank governor.

The Interior Ministry said Mr. Hemmati came in third with around 2.4 million votes, after the second-place finisher, Mohsen Rezaee, a former commander in chief of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guards Corps who won around 3.4 million votes.

There were also about 3.7 million “white” ballots, or ballots cast without any candidate’s name written in. Some Iranians said they turned in white ballots as a way of participating in the election while protesting the lack of candidates who represented their views.

Mr. Raisi, 60, is a hard-line cleric favored by Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, and has been seen as his possible successor. He has a record of grave human rights abuses, including accusations of playing a role in the mass execution of political opponents in 1988, and is currently under United States sanctions.

His background appears unlikely to hinder the renewed negotiations between the United States and Iran over restoring a 2015 agreement to limit Iran’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs in exchange for lifting American economic sanctions. Mr. Raisi has said he will remain committed to the deal and do all he can to remove sanctions.

Key policies such as the nuclear deal are decided by the supreme leader, who has the last word on all important matters of state.

However, Mr. Raisi’s conservative views will make it more difficult for the United States to reach additional deals with Iran and extract concessions on critical issues such as the country’s missile program, its backing of proxy militias around the Middle East and human rights.

To his supporters, Mr. Raisi’s close identification with the supreme leader, and by extension with the Islamic Revolution that brought Iran’s clerical leaders to power in 1979, is part of his appeal. Campaign posters showed Mr. Raisi’s face alongside those of Mr. Khamenei and his predecessor, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, or Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, the Iranian commander whose death in an American airstrike last year prompted an outpouring of grief and anger among Iranians.

Texas Governor Gregg Abbott Vetoes Legislature’s Funding Over Democrat Walkout

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 21:00

If you don’t do your job, you don’t get paid. BRAVO!

Texas Governor Vetoes Legislature’s Funding Over Democrat Walkout

By Ivan Pentchoukov, Epoch Times, June 18, 2021:

Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott on June 18 vetoed part of a bill funding the state’s legislature in response to a walkout staged by Democrats last month to block the passage of an election reform bill.

Texas Tribune reported on the veto. The portion of the state budget bill vetoed by Abbott funds the salaries of lawmakers, staffers, and legislative agencies.

“Funding should not be provided for those who quit their job early, leaving their state with unfinished business and exposing taxpayers to higher costs for an additional legislative session,” Abbott said in a statement, according to the Tribune.

Abbott issued the veto in response to the walkout by Democrats last month which broke quorum and blocked the passage of an election overhaul bill and bail legislation, both of which he flagged as priorities.

Texas Democrats abandoned the floor of the state’s House on the night of May 30 in a move reportedly orchestrated by State Rep. Chris Turner, chair of the House Democratic Caucus. According to several media outlets, Turner had sent a text message informing other Democrats to “leave the chamber discreetly” ahead of the midnight deadline for the two bills’ passage.

Turner decried the veto in a statement.

“Texas has a governor, not a dictator or emperor. The tyrannical veto of the legislative branch is the latest indication that Governor Greg Abbott is simply out of control,” Turner said. “Abbott’s actions are an inexcusable and dangerous attack on the separation of powers, as his veto consolidates more power in his own office.”

After the walkout, Abbott said the bills still “must pass” and vowed to call for a special session.

“Ensuring the integrity of our elections and reforming a broken bail system remain emergencies in Texas. They will be added to the special session agenda,” the governor wrote on Twitter on May 31. “Legislators will be expected to have worked out the details when they arrive at the Capitol for the special session.”

The election reform bill would grant more power to poll watchers by giving them more access inside polling areas, while creating new penalties against election officials who restrict poll watchers’ movements. The proposal would also allow a judge to void the outcome of an election if the number of fraudulent votes could change the result.

Democrats, including President Joe Biden, attacked the law.

“It’s wrong and un-American. In the 21st century, we should be making it easier, not harder, for every eligible voter to vote,” Biden said in a statement.

Portland Police’s Entire Crowd Control Unit Resigns after Indictment of Officer

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 20:00

The contemptuous Democrat ministry of propaganda thinks if they don’t report on their devastating war on America, Americans won’t know what’s happening.

Portland Police’s Entire Crowd Control Unit Resigns After Indictment of Officer

All members of the crowd control team of Portland police have resigned from their positions in the unit after an officer was indicted on an assault charge stemming from alleged illegal use of force during a protest last year.

By: Newsmax, June 18, 2021:

“On June 16, 2021, Portland Police Bureau employees serving as members of the Rapid Response Team (RRT) left their voluntary positions and no longer comprise a team,” Portland Police said in a statement on Thursday, adding that the employees will continue in their regular assignments.

The unit had about 50 employees, who served as its members, in addition to their daily assignments with the police, according to the statement on Thursday.

Earlier this week, a grand jury indicted a Portland police officer on an assault charge for what prosecutors allege was an “excessive and unlawful use of force” during a protest last summer.

Portland Police Bureau Officer Corey Budworth was indicted on Tuesday with one count of fourth-degree assault, a misdemeanor, stemming from the August 2020 incident, the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office said.

The indictment marked the first time a Portland police officer faced prosecution stemming from striking or firing at someone during a protest, according to the Oregonian newspaper.

The Portland Police Association described the decision as being “politically driven” and said the officer “has been caught in the crossfire of agenda-driven city leaders and a politicized criminal justice system.”

Last year, Portland saw months of anti-racism protests following the death of George Floyd, an African-American who died after a police officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes.

The city became the scene of unrest for months, with civil rights, anarchist and anti-fascist protesters scuffling with police and occasionally with right-wing militias and supporters of then U.S. President Donald Trump.

Portland’s police declared a riot in multiple of those demonstrations and arrested several people during the course of those months.

Left-Wing ADL Praises Facebook For Banning Trump for an Additional Two Years

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 18:00

As American Jews are being attacked, defamed, and beaten by the Left, ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt continues to encourage the persecution of the most pro-Jewish POTUS ever. Has Greenblatt ever called for Tlaib, Omar, AOC, or Bernie Sanders to be ostracized from society for their anti-Semitism? Absolutely not. That is because the ADL is not an advocacy group for Jewish Americans. Instead, the ADL is an advocacy group for the Left. No Jewish American with any dignity should support the ADL. America’s Jewish organizations are a disaster for Jewish Americans.

Over the past decade, the infamously leftwing ADL has been carrying water for the most vicious antisemites, while attacking proud Zionists fighting for the survival of the Jewish people.

ADL Statement on Facebook Decision To Ban Former President Trump for An Additional Two Years

By ADL, June 4, 2021

New York, NY, June 4, 2021 … ADL (the Anti-Defamation League) today responded to the decision by Facebook to suspend former President Donald Trump for an additional two years following his comments inciting violence in the wake of the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6.

Jonathan A. Greenblatt, ADL CEO and National Director, issued the following statement:

“While banning former President Trump is a step in the right direction, this simply doesn’t go far enough. President Trump used Facebook for years to spread hate and disinformation, culminating in inciting a violent insurrection to contest the results of a fair and democratic election.

“This behavior, which indisputably violated Facebook’s standards, merits much more than a two-year suspension. We and the Stop Hate for Profit coalition will push for this to be a permanent ban as we also expect them to take stronger action to combat the onslaught of antisemitic and racist content as well as all forms of hate on the platform.”

Earlier this week, ADL wrote a letter to the Facebook Oversight Board showing numerous examples of hate that the social media platform has not removed despite its being flagged, and calling on the board to take action.

 

NSA Agrees to Release Records on FBI’s Improper Spying on 16,000 Americans

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 17:00

A political enemies list. Rise up, Americans.

NSA Agrees to Release Records on FBI’s Improper Spying on 16,000 Americans

By Zachary Stieber, June 19, 2021:

Clevenger last year filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on behalf of The Transparency Project, a Texas nonprofit, seeking information on the FBI’s improper searches of intelligence databases for information on 16,000 Americans.

The searches violated rules governing how to use the U.S. government’s foreign intelligence information trove, U.S. District Judge James Boasberg, an Obama nominee who currently presides over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, wrote in a 2019 memorandum and order that was declassified last year.

The FBI insisted that the queries for all 16,000 people “were reasonably likely to return foreign-intelligence information or evidence of a crime because [redacted],” Boasberg wrote. But the judge found that position “unsupportable,” apart from searches on just seven of the people.

Still, Boasberg allowed the data collection to continue, prompting Elizabeth Goitein, co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice, to lament that court’s decision on the data collection program, authorized by Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), “is even more inexplicable given that the opinion was issued shortly after the government reported submitting FISA applications riddled with errors and omissions in the Carter Page investigation.”

Page was a campaign associate of then-candidate Donald Trump who was illegally surveilled by the FBI.

After the judge’s order was made public, Clevenger filed FOIA requests for information on the improper searches with both the FBI and the NSA.

The FBI rejected the request. In a February letter (pdf), an official told Clevenger that the letter he wrote “does not contain enough descriptive information to permit a search of our records.”

The NSA initially declined the request as well, but later granted an appeal of the decision, Linda Kiyosaki, an NSA official, said in a letter (pdf) this month.

“You had requested all documents, records, and other tangible evidence reflecting the improper surveillance of 16,000 individuals described in a 6 December, 2019, FISC Opinion,” Kiyosaki wrote.

Clevenger believes the NSA’s new position signals a rift between the two agencies, potentially because the FBI has repeatedly abused rules governing searches of the intelligence databases while the NSA has largely not.

“There’s been a battle between them, for example, Mike Rogers tried to shut off FBI access to the NSA database back in 2016,” Clevenger told The Epoch Times, referring to how Adm. Mike Rogers, the former NSA director, cut out FBI agents from using the databases in 2016.

“And so there’s been some history of the NSA trying to limit the FBI’s access because they know that the FBI is misusing the data intercepts,” he added.

The NSA and FBI did not respond to requests for comment.

In Europe, Biden Forsook America

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 14:41

So terrible. The election was stolen – blatantly, brazenly – this is the true insurrection.

In Europe, Biden Forsook the American Founders

By Lawrence Kudlow, Special to the Sun | June 18, 2021

It looks like President Biden is the Group of Seven’s favorite member now. And no wonder. He gave up American tax sovereignty to let the Europeans impose on American companies big tax hikes that will do great damage to workers’ wages, costing jobs and undermining the economy.

Mr. Biden also gave up American energy sovereignty by reaffirming the Paris climate targets, which will decimate our fossil-fuel, America-first energy independence — thereby doing even greater damage to the economy and to jobs.

Then, in the semi-summit with President Putin, Mr. Biden gave up American classified secrets by releasing 16 critical infrastructure sectors, a list developed at the highest level of American intelligence and national security experts, essentially providing enemies like Russia, China, and Iran with a target list.

Mr. Biden made no effort to respond to Mr. Putin’s CNN-MSNBC talking points on Black Lives Matter, January 6, deteriorating race relations, even election reform. Nor did he make a counterattack on Mr. Putin’s lie that Russia has nothing to do with cyberhacking.

Our president should have publically released the Russian cyberhacking criminal groups that we know all about. He didn’t, though, and, by the way, going back to that critical industries target list — a couple things that went unmentioned is American security in space and under the waters. I’m sure the Russians, Chinese, and Iranians took note of that.

Mr. Biden lashed out at a CNN reporter with the kind of vehemence he should’ve saved for Vladimir Putin. On the grand international stage, at the highest levels of statecraft and national security, Mr. Biden consistently behaved as a weak, people-pleasing executive who preferred foreign handshakes and pats on his back rather than a staunch defense of the American economy, American security, and American values.

In all these ways it was a bad week. What a long, strange, and, let me add, counterproductive trip he had. Now he’s home just in time to help Nancy Pelosi pull together a “Select Committee on Economy Disparity and Fairness in Growth.”

Got it? The far-left Squad members Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Pramila Jayapal will be members. Connecticut left-winger Jim Himes will chair. The other Democrats are all far-left progressives.

Supposedly this will be a bipartisan committee, but if Republicans play in this socialist swamp they’d be nuts. It’s just a continuation of Europe’s socialist policies that have consistently failed down through the years.

G-7 Europeans may have filled Mr. Biden’s ears with the wonders of cradle-to-college entitlement spending without any link between work and benefits, but Mr. Biden didn’t really need any encouragement on this front.

He and his pal Chuck Schumer are now planning a $6 trillion welfarist package to run through a 51 vote reconciliation. Republicans be damned. I particularly like the charter of this Pelosi-AOC committee. It says “the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power.”

Well I hate to break the news, but you can’t have a good paying job, which of course we all desire, without strong and healthy business. Businesses and jobs go together. Even Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels knew that, even though they didn’t particularly like it. And you can’t start a new business without investment capital.

In other words, cash. If you tax it all to death, literally with a new death tax, you’re not going to get businesses, jobs, wages, or healthy family incomes.

As we close in on our July 4 Independence Day, let’s remember that it’s no real coincidence that the same year that our Founding Fathers wrote about life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, the economic rock star of the time, Adam Smith, was publishing his opus “The Wealth of Nations.”

That was all about free markets, free enterprise, and a market-based system for money, stocks, bonds, labor, or trade that was completely color blind and sex blind — free markets don’t have critical race theory and other forms of discrimination because of one’s color.

Adam Smith’s universe also depended on the rule of law, applied equally to everyone regardless of race and religion, and overbearing governments cannot simply issue executive orders to tear down laws. Whether it’s racial preferences for debt relief for farmers or restaurateurs, oil and gas leasing on federal lands, ending deportations for illegal immigrants or banning state tax cuts.

That was the beauty of Adam Smith’s simple and clear-headed thinking that was copied by the American Founders to create the greatest democracy and the best free enterprise economy in the history of history.

To my way of thinking, virtually everything Mr. Biden did in this long, strange trip ran counter to what the Founders tried to teach us. Americans of all political stripes and colors have got to move our country back toward the Founders. It’s a fight worth making.

CORRUPT CDC Caught Cooking the Books on COVID: Undeclared War Against the American People

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 13:00

Is there no path for recourse? How can this stand? There is an absolute lawlessness, a power without accountability, that poses an existential threat to every American.

Yet another trusted American institution destroyed by the Democrats.

CDC Caught Cooking the Books on COVID Vaccines

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • COVID-19 has been a pandemic of false positive tests; the thing that kept the fraud going was the fact that laboratories were using excessively high cycle thresholds (CTs) when processing the PCR tests, resulting in false positives
  • Now, as over 100 million Americans have been “vaccinated” against COVID-19, the CDC is lowering the CT from 40 to 28, but only when diagnosing vaccine breakthrough cases — cases where fully vaccinated individuals are diagnosed with COVID-19
  • To make matters worse, the CDC also will no longer record mild or asymptomatic infections of those who were immunized as “COVID cases.” The only cases that now count as COVID cases for someone immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine are those that result in hospitalization or death
  • While healthy people continue to be misdiagnosed as having COVID-19 when they really don’t, thanks to an excessively high CT, the CDC is simultaneously minimizing the number of breakthrough cases by using a CT that will minimize the number of false positives
  • Other countries are also manipulating data to boost COVID-19 vaccine efficacy and hide breakthrough cases. In the U.K., COVID-19 will only be listed as the cause of death if the patient actually died from an active case of COVID-19 and nothing else
For many months now, we’ve known the COVID-19 pandemic was the result of statistical manipulation and a fraudulent testing strategy. I detailed this scheme in “COVID-19 Testing Scandal Deepens” and “Astonishing COVID-19 Testing Fraud Revealed.”
Now, as the infection has become endemic in most parts of the world and the mass vaccination drive is in full swing, U.S. health authorities are massaging data and revising testing recommendations yet again — this time to hide the ineffectiveness of the vaccines. As reported by Off-Guardian, May 18, 2021:1
“The US Center for Disease Control (CDC) is altering its practices of data logging and testing for ‘Covid19’ in order to make it seem the experimental gene-therapy ‘vaccines’ are effective at preventing the alleged disease …
The trick is in their reporting of what they call ‘breakthrough infections’ — that is people who are fully ‘vaccinated’ against SARS-Cov-2 infection, but get infected anyway. Essentially, COVID-19 has long been shown — to those willing to pay attention — to be an entirely created pandemic narrative built on two key factors:
1.False-postive tests. The unreliable PCR test can be manipulated into reporting a high number of false-positives by altering the cycle threshold (CT value).2
2.Inflated Case-count. The incredibly broad definition of ‘Covid case,’ used all over the world, lists anyone who receives a positive test as a ‘Covid19 case,’ even if they never experienced any symptoms.
Without these two policies, there would never have been an appreciable pandemic at all, and now the CDC has enacted two policy changes which means they no longer apply to vaccinated people.”

CDC Is Cooking the Books on COVID Breakthrough Cases

Originally, the CDC recommended labs use a CT of 403 when testing for SARS-CoV-2 infection. This despite using a CT above 35 was known to create a false positive rate of 97%.4 In short, by using an exaggerated CT, healthy people were deemed stricken with COVID-19, and the fraud was further propped up by introducing the fallacy that asymptomatic carriers were responsible for a large portion of the spread.
Now, the CDC has suddenly lowered the CT considerably — from 40 to 28 or lower5 — in what appears to be a clear effort to hide COVID-19 breakthrough cases in those injected with the COVID-19 vaccine.
The CDC has put new policies in place which effectively created a tiered system of diagnosis. Meaning, from now on, unvaccinated people will find it much easier to be diagnosed with Covid19 than vaccinated people. ~ Off-Guardian May 18, 2021
To understand just how significant of a change this is, consider that the CT refers to the number of cycles the PCR test is run at, and each cycle doubles the magnification of the viral RNA fragment that the test supposedly looks for.
That means a switch from 40 to 28 reduces the magnification, i.e., the sensitivity of the test, by more than 4,000 times. The end result is far fewer positive test results. However, this only applies to people who are being tested for breakthrough infection.
So, as vaccinated individuals are contracting the illness, they’re now less likely to register as positive cases, which makes the “vaccine” appear more protective than it might be in actuality.
Had a CT of 28 been used all along, we would have had nowhere near the number of “cases” currently touted and the pandemic would have been declared over sometime in 2020. Conversely, were a CT of 40 or higher used to diagnose breakthrough cases, you can be sure the numbers would be far higher than currently reported.

Mild Infections No Longer Count

To boost the appearance of vaccine efficacy even further, the CDC also will no longer record mild or asymptomatic infections in vaccinated individuals as “COVID cases.” The only cases that now count as COVID cases — if the patient has been vaccinated against COVID-19, that is — are those that result in hospitalization or death.6
Meanwhile, if you’re unvaccinated and come down with a mild case, or if you test positive at a higher CT and have no symptoms, you still count as a COVID case. As explained by Off-Guardian:7
“The CDC has put new policies in place which effectively created a tiered system of diagnosis. Meaning, from now on, unvaccinated people will find it much easier to be diagnosed with Covid19 than vaccinated people. Consider…
Person A has not been vaccinated. They test positive for Covid using a PCR test at 40 cycles and, despite having no symptoms, they are officially a ‘covid case.’
Person B has been vaccinated. They test positive at 28 cycles, and spend six weeks bedridden with a high fever. Because they never went into a hospital and didn’t die they are NOT a Covid case.
Person C, who was also vaccinated, did die. After weeks in hospital with a high fever and respiratory problems. Only their positive PCR test was 29 cycles, so they’re not officially a Covid case either.”
As of April 30, 2021, the CDC had received a total of 10,262 reports of vaccine breakthrough infections,8 which it admitted was a “substantial undercount,” as they’re using a passive surveillance system that relies on voluntary reporting from state health departments.9 May 17, 2021, the number of breakthrough cases was slashed to 1,949, as the new guidance that only takes hospitalizations and deaths into account took effect.10

Double Standards Drive Public Abuse

By keeping the old rules for unvaccinated people — which results in a large amount of false positives and an overcount of “cases” — and applying new rules for vaccinated individuals that result in a significant number of false negatives and an undercount of cases, you end up with statistics that conform to the propaganda of the mainstream media, which falsely suggests COVID-19 is far more prevalent among unvaccinated people and that the vaccine works far better than it actually does.
All of this is to support getting as many people vaccinated with this worse than worthless, dangerous “vaccine.” As noted by Off-Guardian:11
“This is a policy designed to continuously inflate one number, and systematically minimize the other. What is that if not an obvious and deliberate act of deception?”
When asked why the CDC would not include asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic cases if they’ve been vaccinated, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said that it’s because vaccinated asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic people carry very little virus.12
Convenient isn’t it? This reply was never given when they were counting asymptomatic, falsely positive COVID tests as “cases,” equating them instead to deaths to increase fear in order to drive people to get vaccinated.
As I’ve explained on many previous occasions, in order to be infectious, you need a sufficiently high viral load, and the viruses must be live in order to replicate. A significant problem with the PCR test is it cannot differentiate between dead or inactive viral debris and live virus.
The reason a healthy person can test positive for COVID-19 is because the test, when used at a high CT, will magnify noninfectious or harmless segments of DNA that are not related to infectious viral particles. So, again, the CDC is now admitting asymptomatic people pose no real infection risk, but they only apply this logic to those who have been vaccinated while continuing the lying charade for the unvaccinated.

Lockdowns Should Not be Based on Mass PCR Testing

More and more information is coming out showing how PCR testing has been misused. As noted in one German study, posted on the preprint server medRxiv, May 19, 2021:13
“RT-PCR testing as a tool for mass screening should not be used alone as a base for pandemic decision making including measures such as quarantine, isolation, and lockdown.”
They based this conclusion on the fact that only 40.6% of positive test results had used a CT of 25 or lower. At this low CT, a positive test result has a decent chance of being accurate, which means even if symptoms are mild, the patient is likely to be infectious.
The remainder of positive tests, 59.4%, were using a CT above 25, which means they were more likely to be false positives. As detailed in “The Insanity of the PCR Testing Saga,” to obtain 100% confirmed real positives, you have to use a CT of 17.
Clearly, self-quarantining and lockdowns are irrational if nearly 60% of so-called COVID cases are noninfectious. The PCR test can also detect dead viral RNA for months after an active infection, making the test even more unreliable.
One country that has acknowledged the madness of mass PCR testing is Sweden which, at the end of November 2020, stopped relying on this test to determine cases. As noted on the Swedish Public Health Agency’s website (translated from Swedish):14,15
“The PCR technology used in tests to detect viruses cannot distinguish between viruses capable of infecting cells and viruses that have been neutralized by the immune system and therefore these tests cannot be used to determine whether someone is contagious or not.
RNA from viruses can often be detected for weeks (sometimes months) after the illness but does not mean that you are still contagious. There are also several scientific studies that suggest that the infectivity of COVID-19 is greatest at the beginning of the disease period.
The recommended criteria for assessing freedom from infection are therefore based on stable clinical improvement with freedom from fever for at least two days and that at least seven days have passed since the onset of symptoms. For those who have had more pronounced symptoms, at least 14 days after the illness and for the very sickest, individual assessment by the treating doctor.”
A COVID-19 working group met April 19, 2021, to discuss whether these rules needed to be updated in light of new variants. It was decided that no change in rules was needed.16,17

UK Is Also Manipulating Data to Hide Vaccine Failure

Signs that other countries are starting to manipulate data to hide vaccine failure are also evident. For example, in the U.K., they’ve now dropped the rule that anyone having tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 within 28 days of dying is to be counted as a COVID-19 death.
Now that vaccines are out, COVID-19 will only be listed as the cause of death if the patient actually died from an active case of COVID-19 and nothing else. As reported by iNews:18
“The modelling sub-group of the Government’s scientific advisory committee Sage says that the 28-day definition was useful before widespread vaccination, because deaths in hospital within a month of a positive test were most likely due to COVID-19.
However now that tens of millions of the UK population have received their jabs, deaths from other causes could still show up in the daily data if they have previously tested positive for coronavirus.
A senior Sage source said: ‘If the definition remains the same, these people would be counted as ‘vaccine failures’, whereas the vaccine prevented death from COVID, but they really died from something else.'”

An Undeclared War Against the Public

While many people around the world still believe COVID-19 has been one of the deadliest pandemics in modern history and those of us who have survived are the lucky ones, the facts indeed tell a very different story.
When you look at how case rates and death statistics have been collected and reported, and how those parameters have changed along the way, you realize that the pandemic was a mirage, created through the manipulation of data and nothing else.
More than a year and a half has been stolen from us in an undeclared war against the public. Even with mounting awareness of the facts, the deep state players responsible for this cruel hoax are not likely to call it quits. They have a long-term goal, and that is the complete takeover and control of the global wealth and population.
So, as we move forward, we can expect more cover-ups, more obfuscation, more attempts to whitewash the truth and protect the guilty parties. Case in point: The COVID Commission Planning Group, tasked with planning the creation of an “independent” investigative commission like that for 9/11,19 is filled with people who have serious conflicts of interest.
As reported by the Miller Center,20 the COVID Commission Planning Group is backed by charitable foundations that have been part of a technocratic alliance that for years, in some cases decades, have been plotting and planning for the wealth redistribution and global power grab we’re now experiencing.
The chosen leader of this new planning group is Philip Zelikow, former executive director of the 9/11 Commission21 and a member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Global Development Program Advisory Panel.22,23
Zelikow, a former director of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia, is also a current strategy group member of the Aspen Institute,24 a technocratic hub that has groomed and mentored executives from around the world about the subtleties of globalization.
He also directed the Markle Foundation’s Task Force on National Security in the Information Age,25 the focus of which has been to make information relating to potential security threats discoverable and accessible to officials.26

Bioterror Is the New Never-Ending War

In a May 16, 2021, article, Off-Guardian details Zelikow’s conflicts of interest, and why the COVID-19 pandemic is unlikely to be resolved anytime soon, at least if the technocratic deep state looking for a Great Reset can prevent it:27
“Zelikow’s involvement, among other things, suggests we are in the second phase of a long war of terror waged with two weapons – military and medical – whose propaganda messaging is carried out by the corporate mainstream media in the pursuit of the World Economic Forum’s Great Reset …
You can be certain it won’t end soon and that the new terrorists are domestic dissidents … the commission justifying the government’s claims about COVID-19 and injections (aka ‘vaccines’) will be hard at work writing their fictive report that will justify ex post facto the terrible damage that has occurred and that will continue to occur for many years …
‘Now is the time to just do what you are told,’ as Anthony Fauci so benevolently declared … The authorities have told us what’s coming. Pay attention. Don’t be fooled. It’s a game they have devised. Keep people guessing. On edge. Relieved. Tense. Relaxed. Shocked. Confused.
That’s the game. One day this, the next that. You’re on, you’re off. You’re in, you’re out. We are allowing you this freedom, but be good children or we will have to retract it. If you misbehave, you will get a time out.”
Indeed, fear has been weaponized with devastating effect over the past year, and it is what allows the destruction of our freedoms.

The Time to Stand for Freedom Is NOW

In 2007, Naomi Wolf published “The End of America: Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot,” in which she lays out the 10 steps to tyranny. She’s now warning everyone, everywhere, that we are at Step 10. Once Step 10 locks into place, there’s no going back. It’ll be too dangerous to fight back.
The good news is the would-be tyrants have not won yet. That said, we have no time to spare. We have no time to remain idle, hoping it will all just go back to normal on its own. The answer is peaceful mass civil disobedience. It’s time to say NO to any and all pandemic measures.
We must also rally behind legislation that prevents the alteration of laws that safeguard our freedoms. To that end, Wolf has started the Five Freedoms Campaign, which you can find on her Daily Clout website.
The campaign focuses on creating legislation to preserve key freedoms and prevent emergency laws from infringing on our freedom to assemble, worship, protest and engage in business. Legislation is also being crafted to open schools, remove mask mandates and eliminate requirements for vaccine passports.
I have no doubt that we will ultimately stop the globalists’ drive toward loss of personal freedoms and global tyranny. It’s not going to be easy. It may take years, and it may get far worse before it gets better, but if we unite, there’s no doubt we will win.

Israeli Companies On Wall Street Reach Historic $300 Billion Market Cap Landmark

Sat, 06/19/2021 - 12:00

Another incredible milestone for Israel’s dynamic economy. Israel has the third most companies listed on the Nasdaq. Only the United States and China have greater representation on the Nasdaq than Israel. In fact, Israel has more companies listed on the Nasdaq than all of Europe and most of Asia. #BDSFail!

Israeli companies on Wall Street reach historic $300 billion market cap landmark

WalkMe became the 85th Israeli company to currently be traded on Nasdaq and NYSE. The market cap of blue-and-white companies on Wall Street has surged by $100 billion since the start of the year

By C-Tech, June 17, 2021

Software company WalkMe’s IPO on Nasdaq on Wednesday brought the aggregate value of Israeli companies traded on Wall Street to $300 billion. According to data gathered by Oppenheimer Investments Bank, there has been a $100 billion surge since the beginning of the year, $75 billion in new companies that have either gone public or merged with SPAC companies, and a $25 billion increase in the value of existing companies.

The “Israeli” portfolio in New York, which includes 85 companies, recorded an increase of more than 12% since the beginning of the year – more than Nasdaq, which recorded a return of 9% since January. This leap in the value of Israeli companies traded in the U.S. means they have surpassed the total value of the 507 companies traded on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (52 of which are traded in both), which stood at NIS 962 billion (about $297 billion) on Wednesday.

“What is happening with the large IPOs of Israeli companies on Wall Street is exactly what the Israeli economy needs. It creates long-term growth, as the companies expand,” said Avivit Mannet-Kalil, co-CEO of Oppenheimer, in a conversation with Calcalist. “It is also not similar to what happened in 2000, because these are mostly companies that work in the established and healthy SaaS model, which provides the ability to assess and anticipate ahead. The only exception is the electric and autonomous vehicle segment, which is more futuristic and similar to drug development because after years of development, technology can catch on and make the company huge, but it can also fail.”

How long can this party last?

“There is a lot of money in the market, and interest rates are low. It is a wave that can last two or three years because there is new money coming into the system and there is demand for these companies, but there are cycles – and at some point, it will calm down.”

For now, the market seems to be staying hot, so Israeli companies that come to Wall Street enjoy a strong back wind. Monday.com, Israel’s largest IPO to date, went public last week at a value of $6.8 billion, but is already trading at around $9 billion. WalkMe joined the club on Wednesday, raising $286 million at a value of $2.5 billion.

WalkMe concluded its IPO, which was led by investment banks Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, and Citigroup, at a share price of $31, right in the middle of the underwriters’ range. The share is being traded under the symbol WKME.

WalkMe was founded in 2011 by Rafael Sweary (49), who serves as the company’s president, and Dan Adika (35), who serves as CEO. The company has developed a platform for adopting digital technologies without the need to write additional code. The concept behind WalkMe’s solution was to help organizations measure, promote and act in order to maximize the impact of digital transformation processes, thereby improving the efficiency of the software the organization uses. WalkMe’s products are used by both the companies’ employees and their clients. Today, the company has more than 2,000 customers, including 155 Fortune 500 companies.

Like recent Israeli companies who went public in New York, WalkMe also operates in a SaaS model and therefore grows rapidly, but also loses quite a bit. The company concluded 2020 with $148.3 million in revenue, a 41% spike compared to 2019. However, its operating loss amounted to $43.1 million, which led to a bottom-line loss of $45 million.

The company ended the first quarter of 2021 with an annual revenue rate (ARR) of $178 million. In the quarter itself, it reached revenue of $42.6 million, a 25% growth, and a loss of $13 million compared to $12 million in the same period in 2020.

Ivy League Data ‘Accidentally’ Reveals Lockdowns Crushed Working Class while Leaving Left Elites Unscathed

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 22:00

This is the left. Point it out and the Democrat media ministry of propaganda will murder your good name, attack your family, and destroy your ability to make a living – all the while telling you we are the problem.

Ivy League Data ‘Accidentally’ Reveals Lockdowns Crushed Working Class, Left Elites Unscathed

By: Team Terrell, June 18, 2021:

Data analysis conducted and released by Harvard University, Brown University, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation proves exactly what conservatives and Republican lawmakers have been saying about the devastating consequences of liberal policies during the pandemic.

The analysis calculates how different employment levels have been impacted during the pandemic, and “findings reveal that government lockdown orders devastated workers at the bottom of the financial food chain but left the upper-tier actually better off” reports the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE).

Employment levels were examined in January 2020, prior to the coronavirus pandemic, and before lockdown and other restrictions were implemented. They were then compared to employment figures from March 31, 2021. The Ivy League schools posted the data graphs on tracktherecovery.org but provide only graphs and no written analysis of what the findings show. Perhaps the reason is that “of course, Ivy League researchers almost certainly did not intend to expose the failings of big government pandemic policies when they set out to catalog employment data” writes FEE.

FEE did turn the data into a summary, and, “The picture painted by this comparison is one of working-class destruction.” FEE explains:

Employment for lower-wage workers, defined as earning less than $27,000 annually, declined by a whopping 23.6 percent over the time period. Employment for middle-wage workers, defined as earning from $27,000 to $60,000, declined by a modest 4.5 percent. However, employment for high-wage workers, defined as earning more than $60,000, actually increased 2.4 percent over the measured time period despite the country’s economic turmoil.

While some critics may blame the pandemic and not liberal government policies for the devastation, FEE writes “there’s no doubt the virus itself played some role” however, “government lockdowns were undoubtedly the single biggest factor.” Supporting evidence is “heavy lockdown states have consistently had much higher unemployment rates than states that took a more laissez-faire approach.”

Israel Transferring 1 Million COVID Vaccines to “Palestinians”

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 21:00

All while Palestinian leaders pay their citizens to murder Israelis. You won’t hear a word about this incredible act of kindness and humanity from the anti-Semitic mainstream media, who maliciously vilified and smeared Israel for defending itself against Palestinian terrorists.

And the Jews will pay with blood for their mercy and goodness. No good Jewish deed goes unpunished.

Related – Poll: Majority of Palestinians support Hamas, not Palestinian Authority

Disproportionate: Palestinians fired 4,360 rockets at Israeli civilians last month, now Israel is giving them 1.2 million Pfizer vaccine doses. https://t.co/Ff0JXRVAvq

— Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) June 18, 2021

Israel transferring 1 million COVID vaccines to Palestinians

By World Israel News, June 18, 2021

Some 100,000 Palestinians were vaccinated by the Israeli government, despite not being registered to Israeli HMOs.

By Lauren Marcus, World Israel News

Israel will transfer over 1 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to the Palestinian Authority in the coming days, the Israeli government announced Friday.

According to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office and Health Ministry, Israel will give the Palestinians surplus vaccines that are set to expire soon.

But the exchange is a loan, not a gift. In return for receiving the vaccines now, the PA will transfer Israel 1 million of the 1.4 million vaccines it is set to receive from Pfizer in September or October 2021.

“The plan was approved based on the fact that Israel’s current vaccine stockpile is sufficient for its current needs,” the statement said.

Israel has faced intense international pressure to provide the Palestinians with vaccines, despite a clause within the 1994 Oslo Accords which specifically states that the PA bears sole responsibility as a healthcare provider for Palestinians.

The Palestinian Ministry of Health reports that some 436,000 residents of the Gaza Strip and PA-controlled areas in Judea and Samaria are vaccinated, with about 260,000 having received both doses of the vaccine.

White House Freezes Ukraine Military Package That Includes Lethal Weapons

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 20:00

What?

So it’s not impeachable when a Democrat does it.

Biden. Is. Putin’s. Bitch. https://t.co/kjCCcFqQFG

— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) June 18, 2021

White House freezes Ukraine military package that includes lethal weapons

Officials prepped $100 million worth of arms as Russia massed troops on the border, then pulled the plug as the Biden-Putin summit approached.

The Biden White House has temporarily halted a military aid package to Ukraine that would include lethal weapons, a plan originally made in response to aggressive Russian troop movements along Ukraine’s border this spring.

The aid package would be worth up to $100 million, according to four people familiar with internal deliberations.

The National Security Council directed officials to put the package together, as Washington grew increasingly concerned over a massive Russian military buildup near the border with Ukraine and in the Crimean Peninsula, according to three of the people, who like the others asked not to be named in order to speak candidly about internal discussions. Officials at the State Department and Pentagon worked to assemble the proposal.

But officials on the National Security Council ended up putting the proposal on hold after Russia announced it would draw down troops stationed near Ukraine and in the lead-up to President Joe Biden’s high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

One of the sources said the package is still intact, and could be sent to Ukraine quickly. The Washington Post first reported that the administration considered and has now frozen the package. The fact that National Security Council officials froze the aid and the specific weapons discussed for inclusion in the aid package have not been previously reported.

Key items under consideration for the package include short-range air defense systems, small arms and more anti-tank weapons, according to two people with knowledge of the discussions.

Since Russia’s 2014 invasion of Ukraine and annexation of Crimea, the United States has provided some $2.5 billion in military aid to Kyiv, including unarmed drones, radios and Javelin anti-tank missiles.

The latest proposal came about after Russia staged more than 100,000 troops, along with rocket battalions and heavy armor units, near Ukraine’s border this spring, according to estimates. In late April, Russia’s defense ministry announced that it would begin withdrawing some of the troops.

Past discussions over lethal military aid to Ukraine have been politically fraught, given concern over provoking Russia, issues with training the Ukrainian forces themselves and ongoing uneasiness over corruption in the Ukrainian government and military.

But despite Russia’s announcement, a top Ukrainian official said in May that about 100,000 Russian troops were still near its border and in Crimea, Al Jazeera reported. That same month, Biden officials told The New York Times that the number was closer to 80,000.

Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced in May that Moscow was in the process of building 20 new military units to base in Western Russia, close to the Ukrainian border over the next year, though he was vague on specifics.

Satellite imagery captured by Maxar in May and June of this year shows that hundreds of trucks and other heavy equipment remains staged in newly constructed makeshift bases in Western Russia and at a major training range in Crimea.

“The reason they left those units is because they said that they intend to use them in Zapad 2021,” a large military exercise Russia holds every several years with Belarus involving tens of thousands of troops, said Michael Kofman, director of Russian studies at CNA. Moscow had already transported heavy armor, rocket units and other equipment from their home bases in Central Russia, “and they didn’t want to drag them back. That was their argument, and we’ll see,” Kofman added. The last Zapad exercise was held in 2017, and the next one is set for September.

The photos show fully stocked motor pools near the town of Voronezh in Western Russia and the Opuk Training Center in Crimea.

The rapid buildup alarmed the Biden administration and European allies, as the scale of the Russian maneuvers — heavy armor, reserve troops, a field hospital and kitchens shipped from bases hundreds of miles away — gave the impression of a force primed and ready to conduct extended operations. The buildup was larger than what was seen during the 2014 invasion of Ukraine.

The vehicles and equipment near the city of Voronezh belong in part to the 41st Combined Arms Army, a modernized unit that includes mobile infantry units, rocket brigades and heavy artillery units.

Kofman said the area around the border has been staffed by units with “pretty high levels of readiness and a lot more modernized equipment” than had been stationed there in previous years.

American aid to Ukraine has drawn intense scrutiny in the past. In 2019, Trump moved to block the delivery of lethal aid to Ukraine as part of an effort to pressure Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to announce an investigation connected to Biden’s son. Zelensky made no such announcement, and the hold-up triggered the first impeachment of Trump. At the time, congressional Democrats were vociferous about the importance of the U.S. providing support to the war-weary country.

The Pentagon has approved two aid packages to Ukraine this year alone, totaling $275 million. The first, in March, added two more armed Mark VI patrol boats to the Ukrainian fleet, part of a larger, $600 million deal for 16 of the boats signed in 2020.

The package included 32 Seahawk A2 gun systems and dozens of 30mm cannons for the shallow-water boats, which gives them offensive power.

In June, another $150 million congressionally mandated package was approved. It does not appear to include any lethal aid, but instead will ship several radar systems designed to track incoming artillery rounds and drones, which have played a large role in the fighting in Eastern Ukraine over the past several years.

Despite the military aid and the presence of NATO troops in the country to train Ukrainian military units, Kyiv likely has a long road ahead before it can join the transatlantic alliance.

Over 7,000 Affidavits Delivered to Michigan Lawmakers Claim Election Fraud

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 19:00

That’s a hellava lot of conspiracy nuts, eh?

Hundreds of people concerned about the integrity of the Nov. 2020 election gathered outside the Michigan Capitol Thursday to protest and deliver roughly 7,000 affidavits claiming fraud and demanding a forensic audit. https://t.co/XiQx93r3Of

— The Center Square (@thecentersquare) June 17, 2021

Over 7,000 affidavits delivered to Michigan lawmakers claim election fraud

By: Just the News, June 12, 2021:

Hundreds of people concerned about the integrity of the Nov. 2020 election gathered outside the Michigan Capitol Thursday to protest and deliver roughly 7,000 affidavits claiming fraud and demanding a forensic audit.

Michigan Conservation Coalition spokesperson Matt Seely said thousands of Michigan voters have questioned the integrity of the 2020 election.

“If we do a deep-dive forensic audit similar to Arizona, it will do either one of two things,” he said in a phone interview. “It will prove that all of the politicians who say there’s nothing to see there, that they were right. Or it will prove that there’s a big problem with the integrity of our elections and that we need to address it in a major way.”

Seely said election integrity isn’t a Democrat or Republican issue. He cited one poll saying 70% of Republicans don’t believe the 2020 election was free or fair.

Another survey says between 20-30% of Democrats said it was “very likely” that Democrats “stole votes or destroyed pro-Trump ballots in several states to ensure that Biden would win.”

“If the politicians who are trying to stop this from taking place truly believe there’s nothing to see there, then what would be the harm in just proving to the electorate that the concerns are unwarranted?” Seely asked.

Seely said five governors in swing states changed election rules and procedures that ended up determining the election.

“Why did 45 other governors dealing with states of emergency and COVID, didn’t feel it was necessary to change election rules and procedures and violate the U.S Constitution?” he asked. “We owe voters the truth.”

Those gathered say Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson’s audit only recounted votes and didn’t go far enough to inspect votes and ensure those voting were on the Qualified Voter Roll (QVR).

Former state Sen. Patrick Colbeck said it only took 150 affidavits to get the attention of Arizona legislators.

Colbeck called for a new hearing, alleging election machines were hackable. He claims Antrim County now can’t find 1,061 voters in the QVR.

Colbeck said he’s aiming for legislators to complete a forensic audit. If such an audit shows evidence of fraud, it would significantly affect the election. He says lawmakers could demand an audit.

Benson pushed back, saying, “Enough is enough.”

“Those sincerely wanting credible audits of our elections should be reminded that here in Michigan election officials — including 1,300 Republican, Democrat and non-partisan local clerks — have conducted more than 250 actual, by the book, transparent audits of the November 2020 election — and each confirmed that it was safe and secure, and the results are an accurate reflection of the will of the people,” Benson said in a statement.

“We only need look to Arizona to see that anyone who claims they want access to our secure election materials and machines under the guise of performing a fake audit is hiding the fact that they are actually trying to find ways to deceive the public about the integrity of our elections to further their own partisan agenda and have taxpayers foot the bill,” Benson added.

Russia Provokes US in Largest Military Exercises Since Cold War Before Biden-Putin Meeting

Fri, 06/18/2021 - 18:30

This would not have happened under President Trump. Under the weak Biden Administration, the stability of the world is in a free fall. And we’re only 6 months in.

Our adversaries feared President Trump.

They laugh at President Biden.

And every American should be concerned.

— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 16, 2021

Russia provokes US in largest military exercises since Cold War before Biden-Putin meeting

By New York Post, June 17, 2021

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

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

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

The bombers, US officials said Tuesday, did not enter the Air Defense Identification Zone and were not intercepted.

The exercises come on the heels of Biden’s highly anticipated summit with Putin Wednesday in Geneva, Switzerland.

Much has been made about the first face-to-face meeting between the two leaders during Biden’s presidency, especially given the tense state of US-Russia relations.

Biden on Monday walked back his previous description of Putin as “a killer” — calling him “bright,” “tough” and a “worthy adversary” ahead of their upcoming summit meeting.

During a news conference at the annual NATO meeting in Brussels, Biden said he answered “honestly” last year when he said “I do” in response to a question about whether he thought the former KGB agent was “a killer.”

“I believe he has, in the past, essentially acknowledged that he was — that there were certain things that he would do or did do,” Biden said Monday.

“But it’s not — I don’t think it matters a whole lot in terms of this next meeting we’re about to have.”

Biden also said of Putin, “I have met with him. He’s bright, he’s tough.”

“And I have found that he is a — as they say when we used to play ball — a worthy adversary,” he added.

Moscow has continued to flex its military muscle in Ukraine and in the Black Sea in recent months — along with its warning to the US to back off, which caused Biden to turn two US warships around in April that were headed there.

Biden declared a national emergency that month, slapping sanctions on more than three dozen people in Russia and expelling 10 diplomats.

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