Thought for the day

"When people fear the government, there is tyranny. When the government fears the people, there is more tyranny. Apologies to Thomas Jefferson!" -- Michael Rivero
"A rocket will never be able to leave Earth's atmosphere." -- New York Times, 1936

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There long have been reports about the Biden family's scandalous business dealings with overseas interests, including some that could be considered, like China, a threat.

Those have included the often-reported plan for the "big guy," identified by several business associates as Joe Biden, to get a 10% cut in one deal with the Chinese.

Now there is confirmation that that operation was a plan by Hunter Biden and others, through a joint venture, to sell America's natural gas to China.

The report comes from American Greatness.

"A whistleblower who facilitated the CEFC transaction informed Committee Republicans that Joe Biden would be an 'obfuscated partner' in the business with the Chinese, and Hunter Biden would hold 10% of the joint venture on behalf of his father to hide Joe Biden's participation in the plan," charges a letter addressed the Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen.

Tags: CHINA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 22 15:51

By now, many will be familiar with Project MKULTRA. For decades, the CIA conducted highly unethical experiments on humans in order to perfect brainwashing, mind control and torture techniques.

Perhaps the program’s most notorious aspect was the administration of high doses of psychoactive drugs to targets, particularly LSD. These substances were brought to Langley’s attention in 1948 by Richard Kuhn, one of 1,600 Nazi scientists covertly spirited to the U.S. via Operation Paperclip following World War II. When MKULTRA was formally established five years later, some individuals consulted directly on the project.

The unwitting dosing of U.S. citizens with LSD is infamous; among those spiked were CIA operatives themselves. That the Agency exploited mental patients, prisoners, and drug addicts for the purpose – “people who could not fight back,” in the words of an unnamed Agency operative – is less well-known.

A study by academics at the University of Ottawa’s Culture and Mental Health Disparities Lab sheds significant new light on this underexplored component of MKULTRA and illuminates a hitherto wholly unknown dimension of the program; people of color, overwhelmingly Black Americans, were disproportionately targeted by the CIA in its service.

 

Webmaster addition: Tuskegee Version 2.0?

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 22 15:50

A federal judge has dealt another blow to the Biden administration regarding its ongoing response to the pandemic.

U.S. District Judge Terry A. Doughty in Louisiana struck down the administration’s mask and COVID-19 vaccine mandates for staffers of federally funded Head Start programs, The Hill reported on Thursday, adding:

In his ruling, Doughty found that the plaintiffs had satisfied the requirements to warrant a permanent injunction. He ruled that the plaintiffs — a group of Head Start teachers from across the country along with several state governments — faced a “substantial threat of irreparable injury” if the mandate wasn’t taken down.

“Plaintiff States will incur the increased cost of training and of enforcing the Head Start Mandate, will be unable to enforce their laws, and will have their police power encroached. The Court finds that this would be an irreparable injury,” Doughty wrote in his ruling, according to The Hill.

Tags: DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 22 15:48

All it took was the arrival of 50 migrants on Martha's Vineyard to wake Democrats and the mainstream media up to the reality of America's historic and transformational immigration crisis.

Who knew?

All they needed was 19 months, dating back to the start of the Biden administration, to be wrenched out of their partisan fog to recognize the scope of this humanitarian disaster.

It's sickening, but here we are.

On Monday, The New York Times grudgingly ran a story that used the 'H' word to describe the 'historic pace of undocumented immigrants entering the country.'

It is a pace that would have struck generations of Democrats as totally unacceptable, until recently.

This week, US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) at long last released statistics from August showing the stark numbers: More than 2.15 million encounters with immigrants on the southern border, between October 2021 and August 2022.

Tags: IMMIGRATION/GLOBALISM
Posted on: Sep 22 15:35

Joe Biden, 79, faced yet another public embarrassment Wednesday evening when he appeared to get lost while walking off stage following his remarks at the Global Fund Conference. 

As applause ensued, the U.S. president began walking off the stage before abruptly stopping in his tracks and looking around with an appearance of confusion on his face.

He then seemed to ask people on the ground how to get off stage and did a few stuttering steps. 

Tags: WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 22 15:27

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot fired back at the CEO of McDonald’s after he highlighted the difficulty rising crime in the city has caused for his business, telling him he needs to "educate himself" on the matter.

"I think what would have been helpful is for the McDonald's CEO to educate himself before he spoke," the Chicago Democrat said during a media availability on Tuesday. 

McDonald’s CEO Chris Kempczinski warned in a speech at the Economic Club of Chicago luncheon last week that it was time to "face facts" and acknowledge that companies have been leaving the city over the past year due in part to rising crime.

"The fact is that there are fewer large companies headquartered in Chicago this year than last year," Kempczinski said. "There are fewer this month than last month."

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 15:25

JP Morgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon has bashed US Rep. Rashida Tlaib's call to end fossil fuel financing, saying his bank will not stop financing oil and gas production.

On Wednesday, Tlaib asked banking executives to respond 'yes' or 'no' to whether or not they have a policy 'against funding new oil and gas products' - to meet their collective pledge to work towards net zero emissions by 2050. 

'Absolutely not, and that would be the road to hell for America,' Dimon said in the clash with the Michigan Democrat and Squad member.

Tags: CLIMATEGATE, ECONOMY, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 22 15:22

Senator Rand Paul vowed this week to continue to expose the origins of the COVID pandemic and uncover a paper trail that he is positive will lead back to the Wuhan lab research funded by Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health.

“The entire pandemic, if it came from a lab, the fact that he approved the research and funded the lab would draw culpability to himself.” Paul said of Fauci during an appearance on Fox Business.

“Culpability to all of these people who made the unwise decision to send money to China to do dangerous research. That’s why they steadfastly resist this,” the Senator added referring to his efforts in the Senate.

Paul continued, “If you look at the early e-mails when they first discovered the sequence of this virus, January 31 of 2020, they are quite frightened. There are harried e-mails going back and forth until 2:30 in the morning.”

Webmaster addition: It's good to be the President's son!

Tags: POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 22 15:21

Senator Rand Paul vowed this week to continue to expose the origins of the COVID pandemic and uncover a paper trail that he is positive will lead back to the Wuhan lab research funded by Anthony Fauci and the National Institutes of Health.

“The entire pandemic, if it came from a lab, the fact that he approved the research and funded the lab would draw culpability to himself.” Paul said of Fauci during an appearance on Fox Business.

“Culpability to all of these people who made the unwise decision to send money to China to do dangerous research. That’s why they steadfastly resist this,” the Senator added referring to his efforts in the Senate.

Paul continued, “If you look at the early e-mails when they first discovered the sequence of this virus, January 31 of 2020, they are quite frightened. There are harried e-mails going back and forth until 2:30 in the morning.”

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 22 15:19

The Speaker of the Russian Duma, Vyacheslav Volodin, publicly stated today if the west doesn't stop sending weapons and supply mercenaries to Ukraine, "tomorrow they will have problems that are much more serious  than those that are now."

He went on to say "American satellites and missiles are for military operations and Ukrainians are assigned the role of consumables."

This comes as Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned yet again, "the United States risks becoming a Combatant in Ukraine war" . . .

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Sep 22 15:18

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is behind a sophisticated multi-billion dollar effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic by bending government policy and shifting public perceptions regarding the virus, an explosive investigation has revealed.

The investigation by Politico and German newspaper WELT uncovered a paper trail revealing that Gates is linked to four health organizations that spent around $10 billion influencing governmental pandemic strategies.

However, the probe found that the groups “lacked the scrutiny of governments, and fell short of their own goals.”

The four organizations were identified during the investigation as:

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Gavi – a vaccine promoter Gates helped found
  • Wellcome Trust – a health research group that worked with Gates
  • Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) – a pro-vaccine organization that Gates helped create
Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, DICTATORSHIP, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 22 15:17
By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 14:14

 The state of Florida issued a forceful response Wednesday to credit card companies that want to start tracking gun and ammunition sales, saying that if they proceed that the state will pass a law punishing those companies.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 14:14

 I’m not entirely certain whether Stephen Hanna is a secret conservative playing a long con on educators drunk on transgender ideology or whether he represents the final toll of the bell that signals that the moral underpinnings of Western civilization are officially kaput.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 13:57

 Former U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Wednesday that he does not believe that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil lawsuit against the Trump family is going to go anywhere, and what convinced him that she overreached on the case was that she decided to go after his children as well.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 13:45

 The death of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick on Jan. 6, 2021, was a tragedy. Everyone can acknowledge that. Almost every other narrative pushed by the left involving Sicknick’s death, however, is a blatant falsehood,

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 13:44

 Far-left Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) faced backlash Wednesday for comments she made this week when she said that Democrats could not be considered “progressive” if they supported Israel’s government.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 13:35

“For our part, we cannot discern why the Plaintiff would have an individual interest in or need for any of the one hundred documents with classification markings,” the court said.

But what Ellis found was disturbing.

“Huge revelation from the 11th Circuit’s opinion tonight: FBI seized over 1800 ‘other items’ that were not documents. Yet the DOJ maintains that Trump has no ‘possessory interest’ or 4th Amendment claim here?” she said, followed by clown emojis.

“When the FBI executed the search warrant, it seized thirty-three items of evidence (mostly boxes) containing approximately 11,000 documents and 1,800 other items,” the court said.

The special master overseeing the records dispute between former President Donald Trump and the Department of Justice does not want to see classified records.

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 22 13:12

US defense companies should send their new weapons to Ukraine so they can be tested in actual combat against Russian forces, Kiev’s deputy defense minister, Vladimir Gavrilov, has said.

Gavrilov made the suggestion during a speech before hundreds of American defense industry representatives and military acquisitions personnel at the Future Force Capabilities Conference and Exhibition in Austin, Texas on Wednesday.

“If you have some ideas, or some pilot projects to be tested before mass manufacturing, you can send it to us and we will explain how to do it. And in the end you will get the stamp, proved by the war in Ukraine. You will sell it easy,” he said, as cited by the Military Times.

According to the deputy defense minister, startup companies, including those involved in anti-drone and anti-jamming equipment, have already brought new technologies to the Ukrainian battlefield.

“And they come back with a product that is competitive in the market now because it was tested in a combat zone,” Gavrilov said, without revealing the companies that have worked with Ukraine in this capacity.

Webmaster addition: "We have a great opportunity to test our new Marshmallow Bomb!!" -- The Hexagon

Tags: RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Sep 22 13:04

 A young mother who was slammed into by a teenage driver while she was carrying her eight-month-old baby ripped leftist Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón for not notifying her the youth was going to plead for early release.

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 12:59

Leftists cannot tolerate that not everyone conforms to their politically charged opinions and preferences – and to leftists, everything is political. 

By: orraz
Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 12:57

News 10 has confirmed the owner of one of the homes raided by the FBI on Wednesday.

Property records show Everett Adam Livvix owns the home at 6141 Planett Road in northern Vigo County.

If his name sounds familiar to you, he was previously arrested and charged in Israel.

He was accused of plotting to blow up Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem in 2014.

Tags: ISRAEL/PALESTINE
Posted on: Sep 22 12:55

 California regulators are considering a ban on new diesel trucks by 2040, according to a policy proposal due for review next month.

Tags: CURRENT EVENTS
Posted on: Sep 22 12:54

Multiple branches of the U.S. military have bought access to a powerful internet monitoring tool that claims to cover over 90 percent of the world’s internet traffic, and which in some cases provides access to people’s email data, browsing history, and other information such as their sensitive internet cookies, according to contracting data and other documents reviewed by Motherboard. 

Additionally, Sen. Ron Wyden says that a whistleblower has contacted his office concerning the alleged warrantless use and purchase of this data by NCIS, a civilian law enforcement agency that’s part of the Navy, after filing a complaint through the official reporting process with the Department of Defense, according to a copy of the letter shared by Wyden’s office with Motherboard.

Tags: COMPUTERS/INTERNET, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Sep 22 12:50

Hoffman Estates” is a Chicago area location containing an abandoned furniture store and warehouse.  The Obama Foundation leased, then re-upped the lease, to use the facility to store all the paper documents from the Obama administration {Location Link}.

The Obama administration told the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) they were going to upload the documents into a digital form for use in the Obama library.  The paper documents were, still are, held at the Hoffman Estate warehouse while this digitization process took place.  It should be noted, the Obama Foundation has never digitized the records, hence they renewed the warehouse lease.

Contrast against the DOJ-NSD legal position about classified records held in the secure facility of Mar-a-Lago, a 2018 letter {Obama.org pdf here} from the Obama Foundation to the NARA is an example of the two-tiered selective justice system.  Within the 2018 letter the Obama team admit to storing both “classified and unclassified” documents at the warehouse: 

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, CURRENT EVENTS, POLITICS/ ELECTIONS/ CORRUPTION
Posted on: Sep 22 12:49

Zika virus reconstruction

Six months after Zika virus became a household word, we now know the three-dimensional structure of the virus particle. And it looks like very much like other flaviviruses, such as West Nile and dengue viruses.

In the old days, solving a virus structure was a big deal. A virus is, after all, a very large assembly of many proteins. To solve the structure of a virus - which will tell us the location of the amino acid chains in three dimensional space – was a technical tour de force. It was necessary to purify large amounts of virus particles, and then find the conditions to produce crystals, a hit and miss affair. If you were lucky to grow virus crystals – which could take a year or more – you then crossed your fingers to see if they diffracted in an X-ray beam. When X-rays are aimed at a crystal, the beams bounce off atoms in the crystals, and their reflections provide information on where the atoms are located. Finally you could collect the diffraction data, do a lot of math on a computer, and determine the three dimensional structure.

Tags: SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Sep 22 12:48