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  • Biden Predicts Roe v. Wade Reverse Could End Big Government [semi-satire]

    05/15/2022 9:12:16 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 15 May 2022 | John Semmens
    President Biden predicted that "overturning Roe v. Wade will lead to a cascade of other brutalities inflicted on this country by an out-of-control Supreme Court. Why wouldn't they follow up the cruelty of allowing states to enact laws limiting a mother's right to kill her own baby with a similar atrocity like allowing states to ban gay marriage?" "Look, here's the deal," Biden said. "The logic behind overturning Roe v. Wade is that the 1973 Court lacked the authority to proclaim a nationwide right to abortion. There's nothing in the Constitution authorizing the Court to do that. Likewise, there's nothing...
  • REVEALED: Official Co-Leading Biden Disinfo Board Worked for George Soros

    05/06/2022 12:31:37 PM PDT · by JV3MRC · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 5/6/2022 | Joseph Vazquez
    A member of President Joe Biden’s Orwellian Disinformation Governance Board has close ties to liberal billionaire activist George Soros. Disinformation Governance Board leader Jennifer Daskal has at least three connections to Soros. Daskal previously served as an Open Society Institute fellow “working on issues related to privacy and law enforcement access to data across borders.” Daskal also worked as as senior counterterrorism counsel for the anti-Semitic Human Rights Watch. HRW received at least $32,106,746 from Soros between 2000 and 2014 alone. Daskal was also founding editor of the Just Security blog. Soros’ Open Society Foundations gave $675,000 to Just Security...
  • Biden’s Disinformation Czar Has It In For Americans Opposed To CRT

    05/05/2022 3:54:13 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 5, 2022 2:23 PM EDT | Kendall Tietz
    The woman tapped to lead the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) “Disinformation Governance Board” called critics of Critical Race Theory (CRT) “disinformers” during a conference on disinformation.Disinformation czar Nina Jankowicz said the GOP is made up of “disinformers” who “have seized on” issues like CRT to spread “disinformation” at a speaking event at The City Club of Cleveland in October 2021 titled “Disinformation and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age.”“Critical Race Theory has become one of those hot-button issues that the Republicans and other disinformers, who are engaged in disinformation for profit, frankly … have seized on,” Jankowicz said.Jankowicz...
  • Here's What the Disinfo Czar Thinks of CRT(scary poppins)

    05/05/2022 10:34:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies ^ | 5/5/2022 0915 hrs edt | Spencer Brown
    Following the circulation of cringey videos and disproven tweets posted by Nina Jankowicz, the head of DHS' new "Disinformation Governance Board," a video of public remarks Jankowicz delivered in 2021 gives Americans another idea of what sort of speech Biden's so-called Minister of Truth may look to stifle when it comes to expression that's inconvenient for Democrats. In October, Jankowicz spoke at the City Club of Cleveland's annual meeting, delivering an address titled "Disinformation and Democracy: Civic Discourse in the Digital Age." How nice. During her remarks, Jankowicz outlined the supposed threat of disinformation — and she would know after...
  • Elon Musk's Twitter takeover faces FTC antitrust review after left-wing group that used to employ the agency's chair claimed the deal poses an 'immediate threat to American democracy'

    05/05/2022 11:42:29 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 05 2022 | KEITH GRIFFITH
    The US Federal Trade Commission is reportedly reviewing Elon Musk's $44 billion Twitter buyout for potential antitrust concerns. The FTC now has 30 days to consider the deal and decide whether to issue a second request to probe the matter further, although most experts believe there are no antitrust concerns that could block the takeover, according to Bloomberg. However, the anti-monopoly activist group Open Markets Initiative, where Democratic FTC Chair Lina Khan used to work, has urged the agency to block the deal, saying that it 'poses immediate and direct threats to American democracy and free speech.'
  • DOJ Establishes ‘Office Of Environmental Justice’

    05/05/2022 2:39:00 PM PDT · by DFG · 82 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 05/05/2022 | John Rigolizzo
    The Department of Justice is establishing a new “Office of Environmental Justice.” Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement at a press conference with EPA Administrator Michael Regan Thursday. Garland said that the new office, which will also be known by the initialism OEJ, would “oversee and help guide the Justice Department’s wide-ranging environmental justice efforts.” The office was created as part of the Department’s “comprehensive environmental justice enforcement strategy,” in compliance with the Biden administration’s January 2021 executive order directing the Attorney General to develop such a strategy in conjunction with the EPA. Garland said that OEJ would initially...
  • Covid Isn’t Over Until Every Official Who Abused It Is Held Accountable For The Destruction They Caused

    03/16/2022 3:41:11 PM PDT · by lightman · 27 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 16 March A.D. 2022\ | Carina Benton
    When Russia invaded Ukraine two weeks ago, some were quick to quip that Vladimir Putin had single-handedly killed Covid. As the story goes, worldwide collapse of public support for Covid restrictions, abysmal approval ratings for the Biden administration, and internal Democratic party polling warning of a political bloodbath in November necessitated a shift in the news cycle away from the pandemic. In characteristic lockstep, jurisdictions around the world began hastily walking back their mandates because, you know, science. Putin’s war in Ukraine certainly provided a much-needed diversion from Covid woes. Yet we should not conclude that the unconscionable precepts underpinning...
  • Agenda languishing, Democrats press Biden to go it alone

    03/12/2022 6:04:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | March 12, 2022 | By FARNOUSH AMIRI
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Top Democrats are pleading for President Joe Biden to act alone on some of the party’s core legislative priorities, viewing executive action as their best hope of delivering on their promises and energizing liberal voters they worry are going to sit out the elections in November. In areas like voting rights, police reform and immigration where Democratic bills have been thwarted by GOP opposition in the Senate, the leaders of the influential Black and Asian American caucuses made their requests directly to Biden during a recent meeting at the White House, urging him to issue executive orders...
  • Ottawa Judge Denies Bail for Convoy Organizer Tamara Lich Charged With Mischief, Trudeau Government Seek Gag Order Forbidding Her Speech From Prison, Canadian Truckers Are ISIS

    02/22/2022 1:43:50 PM PST · by dontreadthis · 57 replies
    cth ^ | 2/2/22 | sundance
    And so it begins… An Ottawa Judge has denied bail for convoy organizer Tamara Lich citing the severe threat she poses to the Canadian government and the destabilization of democracy in Canada. From the 30,000-ft level, the timed delay of the judicial determination appears connected to last night’s parliamentary approval of the Emergency War Measures Act. The Crown stalled the judicial appearance until Parliament affirmed authorization of the EA. The Act provides increased legal measures for the Crown to keep Lich in the bowels of the dungeon as punishment for her high crimes and heinous mischief. Despite the government and...
  • Canada’s House of Commons Passes Government’s Emergencies Act Motion; Vote Split Along Party Lines

    02/21/2022 8:39:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 02/21/2022 | Andrew Chen
    Voting along party lines, a majority of MPs in the House of Commons voted on Feb. 21 to approve the extraordinary and temporary measures in the Emergencies Act invoked by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.The governing Liberals and the NDP voted to pass the motion for confirmation of the declaration of emergency, while the Conservatives and Bloc Québécois voted against it.The motion passed with 185 MPs voting for it and 151 voting against it.Trudeau invoked the act on Feb. 14 to deal with the protests in Ottawa and elsewhere against COVID-19 mandates and restrictions.Ahead of the vote on Feb. 21, Trudeau...
  • Leaked Messages Reveal Canadian Police Celebrating Abuse of Freedom Convoy Protesters

    02/21/2022 8:29:42 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Red State ^ | 02/21/2022 | Nick Arama
    The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are acknowledging the messages that were leaked out of a chat group “RCMP Musical Ride” that included officers joking about and cheering the abuse of protesters.As we’ve reported there have been multiple instances where the police engaged in what appeared to be excessive force including beating and kicking people, hitting them with rifle butts, and — perhaps most infamously — running over people with their horses. The RCMP officers joked and laughed about it in their chat.🚨BREAKING🚨 LEAKED RCMP MESSAGESRCMP working in Ottawa to assist in the crackdown on peaceful protesters had fun laughing about...
  • Emergencies Act Passed, Canada just died (vanity)

    02/21/2022 5:32:32 PM PST · by A Formerly Proud Canadian · 242 replies
    A_Formerly_Proud_Canadian (vanity) | A_Formerly_Proud_Canadian
    The Lieberals won the vote. The 'Emergencies Act' passed 185-151. The communist NDP voted with the Lieberals. The ONLY chance is that the Senate votes it down. I don't know when that me be. Canada is dead. MARANATHA
  • Outrage as Canadian single mom on minimum wage has bank account frozen for donating $50 to Freedom Convoy: Trudeau is blasted for draconian law that 'would never have been imposed on BLM'

    02/21/2022 4:43:03 PM PST · by simpson96 · 95 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 2/21/2022 | Andrea Cavallier
    A Canadian MP says the bank account of a single mom with a minimum wage job has been frozen after she donated $50 to Freedom Convoy. Conservative lawmaker Mark Strahl says the mom, named only as Briane, has had her life ruined for donating the small sum to the anti-vaccine mandates protest. Strahl shared Brianne's story as concerns grow that scores of ordinary people will no longer be able to pay for food and basics after their accounts were frozen for donating to a group of protesters. 'Briane is a single mom from Chilliwack working a minimum wage job. She...
  • The Neoliberal War on Dissent in the West

    02/21/2022 12:21:22 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Glenn Greenwald ^ | 2/21/2022 | Glenn Greenwald
    Those who most flamboyantly proclaim that they are fighting fascists continue to embrace and wield the defining weapons of despotism. When it comes to distant and adversarial countries, we are taught to recognize tyranny through the use of telltale tactics of repression. Dissent from orthodoxies is censored. Protests against the state are outlawed. Dissenters are harshly punished with no due process. Long prison terms are doled out for political transgressions rather than crimes of violence. Journalists are treated as criminals and spies. Opposition to the policies of political leaders are recast as crimes against the state. When a government that...
  • Trudeau Government Moves to Make Expanded Surveillance Powers over Financial Transactions ‘Permanent’

    02/20/2022 7:47:02 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | February 20, 2022 | NATE HOCHMAN
    As all eyes were trained on the aggressive police sweep of the Ottawa trucker convoy this week, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau’s administration was quietly moving to implement a sweeping expansion of surveillance power at the federal level. The Trudeau government’s financial war against the truckers has been covered at length. But one underreported aspect of this broader assault on Canadian civil liberties is the effort to bring crowdfunding and payment service providers — two of the most prominent routes for financial transactions on the Internet — under the permanent control of a centralized government authority. In a February 14...
  • Romanian Member of European Parliament Cristian Terhes lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Coward Justin Trudeau over his authoritarian response to the Freedom Convoy, calling him a “tyrant” and a “dictator.”

    02/20/2022 1:21:00 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 17 replies
    USSA News ^ | February 20, 2022 | Constitutional Nobody
    Romanian Member of European Parliament Cristian Terhes lambasted Canadian Prime Minister Coward Justin Trudeau over his authoritarian response to the Freedom Convoy, calling him a “tyrant” and a “dictator.” During an EU press conference in Strasbourg last week, Terhes denounced Trudeau for his declaration of martial in Canada to crush the protesters who’ve been occupying Ottawa for weeks. “The prime minister of Canada, the way he’s behaving right now, he’s exactly like a tyrant, a dictator. He’s like Ceaușescu in Romania,” Terhes said, referring to the former Romanian communist dictator. Romanian MEP @CristianTerhes absolutely mops the floor with PM @JustinTrudeau...
  • Despotism Is the New Normal: Looming Threats to Freedom in 2022

    01/08/2022 8:54:10 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Rutherford Institute | 01/08/2022 | John Whitehead & Nisha Whitehead
    “Looking at the present, I see a more probable future: a new despotism creeping slowly across America. Faceless oligarchs sit at command posts of a corporate-government complex that has been slowly evolving over many decades. In efforts to enlarge their own powers and privileges, they are willing to have others suffer the intended or unintended consequences of their institutional or personal greed. For Americans, these consequences include chronic inflation, recurring recession, open and hidden unemployment, the poisoning of air, water, soil and bodies, and, more important, the subversion of our constitution."- Bertram Gross, Friendly Fascism: The New Face of Power...
  • The Way Out

    12/11/2021 2:05:22 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    Imprimis ^ | November 2021 | Larry P. Arnn
    Here are two questions pertinent to our times: (1) How would you reduce the greatest free republic in history to despotism in a short time? and (2) How would you stop that from happening? The answer to the first question has been provided in these last two disastrous years. The answer to the second has begun to emerge in recent months. Both are worthy of study. Reducing a Great Republic to Despotism To establish despotism in a nation like ours, you might begin, if you were smart, by building a bureaucracy of great complexity that commands a large percentage of...
  • Hotel Australia

    11/10/2021 4:40:25 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 4 replies
    Pushing Rubber Downhill ^ | 9 Nov, 2021 | Adam Piggott Gentleman adventurer
    … you can check out but you can never leave.Via Soviet Men I discovered a three part Youtube series by a presenter called Aussie Cossack about a family fleeing Australia for Russia. There is much that could be said about the family, their attitudes and the experiences that have caused them to reevaluate their comfortable suburban Australian experience and take the drastic step of leaving the country to live in what used to be the namesake for persecution. But times are strange and there is nothing new under the sun. As an Australian who left Australia for ten years,...
  • How Covid despots humiliated America - The Democrats have become public health technocrats

    11/10/2021 5:28:39 AM PST · by Cboldt · 3 replies
    UnHerd ^ | November 10, 2021 | Jacob Howland
    A year after Biden's election, the question of whether anyone really intended to destroy democratic republicanism in the United States is now moot. Forty-six years ago, a headline in New York�s Daily News read "Ford to City: Drop Dead." Today, the Biden administration and its legion of corporate media and big tech allies communicate the same message to the American people so consistently, and so pointedly, that one can only conclude the humiliation of the electorate is a matter of policy. The administration's undeniable incompetence, fresh evidence of which is forthcoming every day as it squabbles over vaccine mandates and...