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  • Twenty Grim Realities Unearthed by Lockdowns

    06/06/2023 5:51:49 AM PDT · by week 71 · 68 replies
    Brownstone Institute ^ | 6/5/23 | Jeffrey A Tucker
    It’s common now to speak of the before times in contrast to the after times. The turning point was of course March 16, 2020, the day of 15 Days to Flatten the Curve, though authoritarian trends predate that. Rights were suddenly broadly throttled, even religious rights. We were told to conduct every aspect of our lives in accordance with the priorities of the bio-medical security state. Very few people anticipated such a shocking development. It was the onset of a new state-conducted war and the enemy was something we could not see and hence could be anywhere. No one has...
  • Why the White House Wants War

    06/01/2023 1:13:55 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 6-1-2023 | Matthew G. Andersson
    1. The current administration’s domestic social policies are so radical that they cannot be implemented (or disclosed) within a normal spectrum of law and government. Its plans require extra-constitutional authority. War provides that authority. 2. A formalized war footing with Russia is presumed an essential path to oil and gas supply disruption, both physical (exploration, production, and refinement, including Arctic claims) and price stability disruption, which presumably will accelerate green energy switching behavior (problem: there is nothing to switch to). In reality, war merely enriches oil and gas, and further consolidates its central energy role. 3. Financial flows, commercial/central banking,...
  • On this episode, Will dives deep with multiple guests to break down the fallacies of all of the best gun control arguments, and paint the fullest possible picture of the gun control debate.

    05/27/2023 4:57:57 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    FNC ^ | 29/6/22 | Will Cain
    On this episode, Will dives deep with multiple guests to break down the fallacies of all of the best gun control arguments, and paint the fullest possible picture of the gun control debate.
  • America First Legal Files Federal Civil Rights Complaint Against Alaska Airlines for Unlawful and Racist Hiring Practices

    05/25/2023 11:54:02 AM PDT · by CFW · 10 replies
    America First Legal ^ | 5/24/23 | staff
    Today, as part of its initiative under the Center for Legal Equality, America First Legal (AFL) asked the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to open a civil rights investigation into Alaska Air, Inc., for engaging in unlawful, discriminatory hiring practices. The publicly traded corporation has openly stated its commitment to racial equity in its operations, which unlawfully limits, segregates, and/or classifies applicants for employment based on race – a patent violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964:
  • Michigan Governor Signs Red Flag Legislation Despite the Fact It May Not Be Enforced

    05/23/2023 7:50:05 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 05/23/2023 | AWR HAWKINS
    Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) signed red flag legislation into law Monday despite ongoing questions about whether it will enforced or, if enforced, how such enforcement would occur. The Associated Press reported, “Over half of the state’s counties have passed resolutions declaring themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries,” and through those resolutions have made clear there will be no enforcement of laws that infringe on Second Amendment rights. Additionally, a number of local sheriffs told the AP “that they won’t enforce the law if they don’t believe it’s constitutional.”
  • Supreme Court justice: Pandemic created 'greatest intrusions on civil liberties' EVER in peacetime

    05/19/2023 6:25:45 PM PDT · by lightman · 36 replies
    Workd Net Daily ^ | 19 May A.D. 2023 | Katelynn Richardson
    Justice Neil Gorsuch called government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic the “greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country” on Thursday... “Executive officials across the country issued emergency decrees on a breathtaking scale,” he said. “Governors and local leaders imposed lockdown orders forcing people to remain in their homes. They shuttered businesses and schools, public and private. They closed churches even as they allowed casinos and other favored businesses to carry on.” ... Gorsuch slammed deference to “experts” for decision-making during the pandemic and warned that doing so could lead to losing “many cherished civil liberties.”...
  • FBI improperly used warrantless search powers more than 278,000 times in 2021, FISA court filing reveals

    05/19/2023 5:30:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 19, 2023 | Brooke Singman
    The queries targeted people involved in Jan. 6 and George Floyd protests, and donors to a failed congressional candidate ... The FBI improperly used warrantless search powers against U.S. citizens more than 278,000 times in the year ending November 2021, according to an unsealed Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) filing. U.S. citizens covered in that improper effort included people involved in the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, 2021; George Floyd protesters during the summer of 2020; and donors to a failed congressional candidate, the filing said. ... The court filing, which spanned 127 pages, was unsealed Friday by the FISC,...
  • Horowitz: Republicans must say no to expanded Capitol Police role

    05/19/2023 10:56:09 AM PDT · by Twotone · 8 replies
    The Blaze ^ | May 18, 2023 | Daniel Horowitz
    The Capitol Police couldn’t even defend their own building, nor could they defend Pelosi’s San Francisco home from an illegal alien hammer man, but somehow, they have now established national offices to monitor U.S. citizens outside their jurisdiction? Now they want more money and authority. Are you kidding me? This week, House Republicans crafted the annual appropriations bill funding the legislative branch of government, typically the smallest and least controversial of the 12 annual spending bills. However, in that bill they plan to provide $780.9 million to the U.S. Capitol police, which is $46.3 million more than enacted fiscal year...
  • 40 Facts You NEED to Know: The REAL Story of “Covid”

    05/18/2023 8:57:46 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 49 replies
    Off Guardian ^ | Mar 24, 2023 | Kit Knightly
    From the conclusion: "Just two months later, it was claimed that an allegedly real zoonotic coronavirus had begun infecting people. The “new disease” had typical flu-like symptoms and very similar death rate to seasonal flu-like diseases. Coincidentally, in this period cases of flu reportedly dropped to almost zero. Tests for this “new virus” were rushed out, skipping the usual peer review process. Mass testing of asymptomatic people was used to create “covid cases”, while mass testing of those already dying in hospital was used to create “covid deaths”. As a “response” to the “pandemic”, lockdowns were introduced, crippling the economy...
  • Justice Gorsuch's opinion in Arizona v. Mayorkas regarding Emergency Government Actions

    05/18/2023 8:25:27 PM PDT · by CFW · 18 replies
    Supreme ^ | 5/18/23 | Justice Gorsuch
    Since March 2020, we may have experienced the greatest intrusions on civil liberties in the peacetime history of this country. Executive officials across the country issued emergency decrees on a breathtaking scale. Governors and local leaders imposed lockdown orders forcing people to remain in their homes. They shuttered businesses and schools, public and private. They closed churches even as they allowed casinos and other favored businesses to carry on. They threatened violators not just with civil penalties but with criminal sanctions too. They surveilled church parking lots, recorded license plates, and issued notices warning that attendance at even outdoor services...
  • FBI obtained Americans bank records without subpoena: Whistleblowers

    05/18/2023 9:06:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 85 replies
    Just the News. ^ | May 18, 2023 - | Nicholas Ballasy
    The allegations from FBI whistleblowers is the subject of a hearing on Thursday.. The Federal Bureau of Investigation obtained the financial records of Americans from Bank of America "without any legal process" following the January 6, 2021 riot, according to an interim staff report from the House Judiciary Committee and Select Subcommittee on the Weaponization of the Federal Government. The report containing allegations from FBI whistleblowers is the subject of a select committee hearing on Thursday. "Just like FBI whistleblowers [Garret] O’Boyle and [Stephen] Friend, retired FBI Supervisory Intelligence Analyst George Hill provided the Committee with detailed allegations of FBI...
  • FBI Audit Reveals 8,000 Unjustified Searches Of Americans' Communications

    05/17/2023 9:01:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 05/17/2023 | Lawrence Wilson
    The FBI conducted thousands of queries on digital data collected on U.S. citizens in 2021 and 2022 despite having no warrant and no justification under the FBI’s own rules, according to an internal report released on May 10.The audit, conducted by the FBI Office of Internal Auditing (OIA), was intended to examine the agency’s compliance with rules for querying data the government routinely collects on U.S. citizens under Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 (FISA).FISA allows the government to collect electronic data, including phone calls, text messages, and emails of foreigners overseas, even if the communications...
  • Why Did They Kill the Things They Love?

    05/08/2023 5:47:31 PM PDT · by lightman · 38 replies
    epoch times ^ | 8 May A.D. 2023 | Jeffrey Tucker
    There are several features of the pandemic policy response that still astonish me. It does not surprise me that bureaucrats couldn’t suppress, control, much less eradicate, a respiratory virus by scrapping the Bill of Rights. What I cannot get over is all the ways that the response ended up achieving the opposite of what it was supposed to do. The planners, mostly of the Progressive left perspective, ended up totally discrediting the very things they have heretofore championed. What they did was unbearably idiotic even when judged by whether and to what extent they bolstered the institutions they had previously...
  • Gun Grabbers are spoiling for a fight, SO GIVE 'EM ONE!

    05/02/2023 11:18:42 AM PDT · by Paal Gulli · 15 replies
    Guns Magazine ^ | 2023 | Dave Workman
    They Want A Fight So Let’s Give It To ’em! Written By Dave Workman It will have been one year on June 23 since the U.S. Supreme Court handed down its landmark ruling in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen and ever since, anti-gun Democrats have been acting like the decision never happened. A state House representative in Olympia, Wash. may have pegged the reason why during an interview with me back in January. His analysis was matter-of-fact, entirely sensible and a little scary. The $10,000 Secret The gun control crowd wants a fight. They are determined...
  • Wait, WHAT? – DOJ Inspector General Reveals More than 10,000 Federal Employees Have Access to NSA Database for Surveillance Inquiries

    04/30/2023 12:03:22 PM PDT · by spirited irish · 7 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | 4/28/23 | Sundance
    Office of Inspector General Michael Horowitz testified yesterday that more than 3.4 million search queries into the NSA database took place between Dec. 1st, 2020 and Nov. 30th, 2021, by government officials and/or contractors working on behalf of the federal government. These search queries were based on authorizations related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).If we were in a functioning system of government everything would be stopped right now, and no conversation would be taking place that was not about this issue. This is the total and complete surveillance state being talked about as if we were discussing what’s...
  • 'Dehumanizing': Experts rip California pilot program testing COVID-sniffing dogs on schoolchildren

    04/28/2023 11:46:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 16 replies
    Just the News ^ | Updated: April 28, 2023 - 11:48pm | Greg Piper
    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) wants to bring airport screening procedures to public schools in the Golden State — not to search for weapons, narcotics or explosion-prone batteries, but for an endemic virus that poses little risk to children. Researchers affiliated with the department and Kaiser Permanente shared the results of their dog-sniffing pilot program to detect COVID-19 in 27 unnamed "volunteer schools" in the Journal of the American Medical Association Pediatrics Monday. The screenings may raise civil liberties and medical privacy concerns, according to California doctors who reviewed the research and questioned the tangible benefit of COVID...
  • Harry Belafonte, calypso star and civil rights champion, dies at 96

    04/25/2023 7:43:48 AM PDT · by Kriggerel · 7 replies
    NBC News ^ | April 25, 2023 | Alex Johnson and Diana Dasrath
    Harry Belafonte, the effortlessly graceful singer credited with popularizing calypso in the U.S. in the 1950s who then marched at the forefront of the country’s civil rights struggle for half a century, died Tuesday, according to his spokesperson. He was 96. Belafonte died of congestive heart failure at his home in New York City, longtime spokesperson Ken Sunshine confirmed to NBC News.
  • RFK Jr. Says Middle Class Was ‘Systematically’ Wiped Out by COVID-19 Lockdowns

    04/23/2023 5:03:38 PM PDT · by lightman · 43 replies
    epoch times ^ | 23 April A.D. 2023 | Jack Phillips
    Democratic 2024 presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said COVID-19 lockdowns across the United States decimated the middle class, suggesting that it has yet to recover. “The strength of a nation comes from a strong economy and a vibrant middle class,” Kennedy told Fox News over the weekend, “and we have wiped out the middle class in the country systematically.” The 69-year-old, who is a prominent skeptic of vaccines, stated that COVID-19-related policies benefited the elite ruling class at the cost of the middle class. Those lockdowns, he asserted, shifted $4 trillion in wealth from the middle class to a...
  • Bragg violated Trump's 6th Amendment rights in refusing to disclose underlying crime: legal expert

    04/11/2023 1:17:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 42 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Charles Creitz
    Former President Donald Trump's Sixth Amendment rights may have been violated when New York County District Attorney Alvin Bragg refused to disclose the underlying crime the defendant intended to conceal through his alleged falsification of business records, legal experts opined Wednesday.The Sixth Amendment provides in part for the right of a criminal defendant to "be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor…"When questioned by a reporter as to what the underlying crime the indictment fails to name is, Bragg replied...
  • The Great COVID Purge

    04/11/2023 1:09:05 PM PDT · by lightman · 101 replies
    epoch times ^ | 11 April A.D. 2023 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    The announcement that came from the White House is spooky in its brevity. It was just one sentence announcing the end of the COVID emergency. The 15 Days announced on March 16, 2020, which implemented the national emergency declared a few days earlier, ended up lasting 1,135 days. What resulted? National ruin. We see it in every aspect of our lives: cultural, economic, educational, public health, familial, community, and trust in institutions. Life expectancy is in free fall, not from COVID but from the fallout of the response. Cities are wrecked. Millions have been professionally and demographically displaced. It’s not...